He has changed Catholic Scripture Study as we know it…praise God. Not boring, not dry…not a dissection of the Sacred Word of God, which leaves Sacred Scripture cold and lifeless; that doesn’t happen when you enter into the Great Adeventure. Jeff Cavins is a master teacher, storyteller and evangelist. It’s always great to talk with Jeff. This time I spoke with him about his new work with Dr. Tim Gray “Walking with God: A journey through the bible”. All of you that have done any of the “Great Adventure” tracks will love this book…it’s meant to take you deeper. Any of you that haven’t experienced Jeff’s work, this is a great way to start! Begin you’re journey today…from the head to the heart, from the heart of the Church to the heart of the Word…
It’s always a rich joy to spend time with Fr. Alfred McBride. In ” A Priest Forever: Nine Signs of Renewal and Hope”, Father McBride brings forward not only his master catechetical skills, but his deep love for the vocation he has lived all these many years. Though crisis may be rocking the Church with the current priest abuse scandals in other parts of the world, Fr. McBride helps us to see the rays of the Father’s grace and mercy which are bringing about renewal and hope in the face of the storm.
Patrick Coffin does a fantastic job breaking open “Humane Vitae”, Natural Family Planning, and the beauty of marital love in his book “Sex au Naturel: What It Is and Why It’s Good for Your Marriage”. Listeners of “Catholic Answers Live” know Patrick Coffin is well-learned in many areas of Catholic life, and that he brings to all those discussions the right degree of good humor and joy about the Catholic faith. He does the same in this book. Pick up a copy for yourselves, your pastor, and any couple you know preparing for marriage…it’s a good thing.
The story of a modern day St. Augustine. Fr. Donald Calloway would blush at the comparison, but the power found in his story of conversion and transformation is life changing for many who hear or read about it. And add in the influence of Our Lady, the Blessed Virgin Mary and watch out, you to may be drawn deeper into the heart of Christ and His Divine Mercy. A great read and a wonderful interview, with Fr. Calloway there is “No Turning Back”!
Find Fr. Donald Calloway’s book or for more information go to www.fathercalloway.com
Having the chance to sit down with the one and only Al Kresta and ask him questions is one of my “moments of grace”. Al is extraordinary, and combined with the talent of Nick Thomm, special moments happen. We hear that every day on “Kresta in the Afternoon”. But now Al and Nick reveal the hidden gems of grace contained in the lives of some ordinary people, who have gone on to do extraordinary things because of “moments of grace”. More than just individual stories (which on their own are wonderful), but include AL Kresta’s guidance and commentary, they become very special testimonies to guide and inspire us all.
Al and Nick’s book can be found at www.servantbooks.org
and don’t miss “Kresta in the Afternoon”
Compelling just isn’t a big enough word to capture the work that Fr. Paul Hamans has given us in this book. “Edith Stein and Companions on the Way to Auschwitz” not only gives us a portrait of the great saint, but gives us the faces and insights into the hearts of those we call “companions”…be prepared to be both heartbroken and inspired at the same time.
Find this book at the Ignatius Press website
Why me? Who hasn’t asked them self that question over and over again throughout the course of their life. With a smile of joy in his voice and compassion in his heart, Mike Aquilina attempts to answer the age old question…Why Me? With Mike’s help, we look toward the saints, and ultimately to Our Blessed Lord, for the answer. Mike tackles this tough subject with love and grace. After all, isn’t that exactly how God attempts to break through to us in our suffering with His answer? On a personal note: Mike Aquilina is one of the finest men I know. It is a joy to talk with him about any subject, but when it comes to matters of the Church and God, watch out…your heart will swell up with faith, hope and love. He’s like your pal on the road to Emmaus.
Sometimes you just smile through an entire interview wishing it wouldn’t end…that’s what it is like talking with Joan Wester Anderson. What a truly lovely woman! She seems to have a very special mission for the Father in Heaven – to make known the glory of those special messangers of the Lord, the Holy Angels of God, and to relate the heavenly miraculous moments which occur in the everyday around the world. Joan is a beautiful story teller both in print and on the air. I know you will enjoy our conversation….
Visit Joan’s website at http://joanwanderson.com/
It’s really inspirational!
Have you ever heard of “The Catholic Truth Society”? Well thanks to Ignatius Press, you are about to. In this edition of “Inside the Pages”, I talk with Mark Brumley, president of Ignatius Press and whois one of the leading Catholic apologists in the country (he’s also a really nice guy as well). Ignatius Press is bringing the booklets, leaflets and tracks from the Society to America, and they’re fantastic. The authors found on these booklets are enough to crow about, but the titles are so good…wow…beyond excellent. You don’t want to miss them. Take a look HERE! In this episode we talk the new evangelization, saints, history, apologetics…you name it.
It’s always great fun to talk with Dr. Benjamin Wiker. Intelligent and disarming, Dr. Wiker has a way of helping us see past the sound bite of the day to the heart of the matter…to the heart of the Church…to the heart of Truth.
Do you think you know what it means to be a “conservative”? Do you really? Read this first, and then let’s talk….
Visit Dr. Benjamin Wikers’s site: www.ameaningfulworld.com
Here are just some of the conversations Bruce and I have had with Benjamin: