“Thérèse, Faustina, and Bernadette” Book Giveaway!


“Find out how much God has given you and from it take what you need; the remainder is needed by others.” – St. Augustine

Since I’ve built up a large collection of extra books and resources, every week I give some away absolutely free, no strings attached.

Each giveaway lasts seven days with a new one beginning every Friday. You can enter any time during the week. Check out my past giveaways here.

Thanks to the good folks at Ave Maria Press, I’m giving away TEN copies of a beautiful new book, Thérèse, Faustina and Bernadette:

Thérèse, Faustina, and Bernadette: Three Saints Who Challenged My Faith, Gave Me Hope, and Taught Me How to Love

by Elizabeth Ficocelli
Ave Maria Press, 192 pages, paperback
Released on March 10, 2014

ThereseAuthor, speaker, and retreat leader Elizabeth Ficocelli introduces her readers to three remarkable women saints who became not only her role models, but also her life-changing friends. Thérèse, Faustina, and Bernadette taught Ficocelli about faith, hope, and love, and showed her what true Catholic womanhood looks like.

Some of the best saint stories are not about wonder-workers, but rather the everyday saints–friends who understand the challenges of marriage and motherhood and the banalities of day-to-day life. Bestselling author Elizabeth Ficocelli discovered three such friends in Thérèse of Lisieux, Faustina of the Divine Mercy, and Bernadette of Lourdes. The witness of their lives moved Ficocelli to cultivate the virtues of faith, hope, and love as she journeyed from a successful career as a marketing executive to what she found was a more authentic, even counter-cultural Catholic womanhood. Ficocelli offers women the wisdom of these saints for their own spiritual journeys.

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The winner(s) will be randomly selected next Friday and the books will be sent out, free of charge, shortly thereafter.

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(Since I’m covering the shipping costs, only residents within the continental United States are eligible to win.)

  • Rae

    🙁 I missed it…will have to do a search for it as I really would love to read this! Good luck to those who entered and God Bless you for giving it away! what an awesome gift!

  • Louise Allen

    Would like to know more about the Saints, would like to win this book.

  • Shannon Denner

    If I win this book I will give it to my parish because I already own one.


    I would like to read this book to know more about these 3 great saints


    great tool to know more about this 3 modern era saints

  • Mike Schmidt

    I want to learn more about these saints!

  • jim

    good luck

  • Karen

    I love to read about the saints.

  • Lisa Raftery

    Oh these would be great to read and pass along to our church library!

  • Aquinas5

    Love all three of these saints!

  • Kathryn Murphy

    I’d love to gift this to my daughter.

  • Gus Kroll

    Been interested in reading more about Thérèse of Lisieux for a while, looks like a good one.

  • Charlene A.

    I would love to win this book. They are three of my favorite saints and it would be great to learn even more about them. Thank you.

  • I recently met a nun of St. Faustina’s order from Poland and St. Thérèse is one of my patrons.

  • Roberta B.

    I would love to learn more about these saints!

  • melissa

    I would love to win one of these!

  • fratermater

    “Hominem unius libri timeo.” St. Thomas Aquinas
    (“I fear the man of a single book”)

  • JoAnn Turner

    Awesome addition to my prayer group library that we just started1!!

  • Connie Naylor

    I look forward to learning more about the 3 women mentioned in the book. I know little to nothing about them .

  • Kathleen Carver

    I got this book for my daughter’s high school graduation. Would love to have a copy of my book collection. This book is very popular in Missouri.

  • Ann Thérèse

    My mother LOVED St. Therese of Lisieux and I have not read her books or any book about her. It is time to learn why my mother loved her so! Hence, Therese is my middle name. Thank you!

  • Molly

    I love these saints and would love to learn more!

  • aslide

    I love reading about the saints so this sounds like a great book.

  • M.l. Hightower

    i have always been a fan of these 3 saints- – i would love to read more about them

  • Tony Levo

    This looks like an amazing book to read!

  • Mary Ann

    Love listening to Elizabeth on the radio and would love this book!

  • Debbie Warila

    I’d love to win this book. I’ve long been fascinated with all three women saints, especially Bernadette, and I’d love to read more about them.

  • T Krempski

    Looks like a great book!

  • Jeanne

    Love your books! Thanks for all you do, Brandon!

  • storeymom

    Three of my favorite Saints!!

  • Day-to-day living… good choices here.

  • Liz

    I’d love to learn more about these awesome women saints!

  • Joan

    Three of my favorite saints!

  • Allison Kinyon

    I love learning more about saints! Especially female saints! Such inspirational women!

  • Cas Turner Brungardt

    Always good to read about saints from a different perspective!

  • nancy

    sounds like great reads.

  • Jason

    Another Resource on the Saints to share with Family and students

  • John R

    Looks like an interesting read! jTr

  • Timothy Black

    another cool giveaway. thanks Brandon

  • Mike

    Always looking for more Catholic women authors to share with my students.

  • KB

    I’m a mother of 3 young boys and I could use all the help I can get from the saints to grow in faith, hope & love and to help raise my boys to be holy men.

  • Barbara Tovar Stonecipher

    These are some of my favorite saints! I would LOVE to win this book!

  • Gentillylace

    These are three of my favorite saints whom I would love to know more about from a different angle.

  • Greg Cook

    Wow! Three amazing saints.

  • JenniferAnne Hansen

    I want to read this book!!

  • Melissa Hawley

    Looks like a wonderful book!

  • Elizabeth Fiore

    Would love to win

  • Josette Stegmair

    This book has been on my wishlist for a while and I haven’t been able to buy it. Would LOVE to win a copy.

  • Kevin Noles

    I would like to learn more about these saints.

  • Stephanie

    I love St. Faustina! I’d be interested to read more about her and these other ladies.

  • Cindy Niekamp Muhlenkamp

    This looks like a great book!

  • Allan Darish

    Fascinating women of the church’s not too recent past.

  • Karen

    I’d love to read this book. Therese is one of my favorite saints.

  • Kristi

    I would like to know more about these saints.

  • Jamie Mcg

    I would love to read this book!

  • Julia

    Sounds like a great book about Catholic Womanhood!

  • Valerie Rotella-Zafuto

    3 of my favorite saints!

  • Stephanie Schell

    I want to read this book because St. Therese of Lisieux is my confirmation saint!

  • Kathleen Carr

    I’d love this book as these are among my favorite saints

  • Karen Head

    I press “ENTER TO WIN” …nothing comes up. Have I entered?

  • Rebecca

    Fantastic book that I really need to read. Holy women of the Church!

  • Francis

    I want to learn more about these saints.

  • Emilianne Hackett

    Those are some of my favorite saints!

  • Aisling

    I love all these beautiful ladies! St. Therese is my patroness. Sounds like a gem!

  • Patrick Witty

    I am looking for continued spiritual inspiration.

  • Elizabeth

    I would love to read this book.

  • Audrey Lee

    i love these 3 saints!

  • Amy Curtis

    Three of the best female saints there!

  • Tricia Czech

    3 of my favorite Saints. Powerful and yet humble. They received trials beyond what any of us think we could ever endure, yet they accepted it willingly, lovingly and full of hope in the promises of God.

  • Patrick May

    Brandon is always promoting good books.

  • Debbie Reynolds McPherson

    Three of my favorite saints. I visited two of them this year.

  • Jennifer McWethy

    I would love to read this and share it with my family too. We often pick a saint to read about during our family prayer time.

  • Wendy

    I’d love to read about Thérèse, Faustina, and Bernadette!

  • Cam

    3 of my favorite saints

  • Monu Charles

    Looks like it could be helpful.

  • Wil Charles

    Looks interesting.