Weekly Giveaway (9/7)


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

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

Each giveaway lasts seven days with a new one beginning each Friday, and you can enter any time during the week. Check out the past giveaways items here.

Passion for Truth: The Life of John Henry Newman

by Fr. Juan R. Velez


This week’s giveaway is a brand new copy of Passion for Truth: The Life of John Henry Newman (TAN books, paperback, 618 pages) by Fr. Juan R. Velez. As I said in my review of the book:

“The field of Newman biography is vast and varied. People have been writing about him for years and his recent beatification provoked even more titles. What I like about Fr. Velez’s entry, and what really sets it apart, is that it’s balanced through and through. He carefully swings between Newman the philosopher and Newman the priest; Newman the courageous truth-seeker and Newman the delicate soul; Newman the elite intellect and Newman the faithful friend.

Before his death Newman instructed writers not to exaggerate his life with praise, but to produce “a real, fair, downright account of me according to the best ability and judgment of the writer.” In showcasing Newman the man, and balancing his weaknesses and fears with his courage and genius, Fr. Velez accomplishes that in Passion for Truth.”

In order to win this week’s giveaway, leave a comment below answering this question:

Which field interests you most: philosophy, theology, literature, or poetry?


The winner will be randomly selected next Friday and the giveaway item will be sent out, free-of-charge, shortly thereafter.


The drawing is now closed. Congratulations to Mlcihak for winning this week! Check your e-mail for instructions on receiving the book. If you don’t see an e-mail from me, check your spam box—apparently e-mails with “giveaway” in the title are prone to end up there.

In the future I’ll be giving away more books and resources, sometimes multiple items per giveaway! So subscribe via feed reader or email to ensure you never miss your chance to win.