Friday, March 13, 2015

Thank You and a Giveaway

March 9th marked one year since I began blogging, and I feel it was a great first year!  I really enjoyed blogging this year, although sometimes I felt like I would never be able to keep up.  I am slowly improving.  :)

I wanted to say thank you to everyone who reads my posts and let you know that I am keeping you in my prayers.  I also wanted to express my thanks by hosting my first giveaway.  A few weeks ago I posted about a new book I was reading for Lent, Saint John Paul the Great:  His Five Loves.  While I have not finished reading the entire book yet, I am really enjoying it and learning so much about Saint John Paul the Great.  I am very grateful to our parish priest for giving us each a copy.  To thank all of my readers, I would like to offer a copy of this book to one of you.

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From the Ignatius Press website:

Discover the five great loves of St. John Paul II through remarkable unpublished stories on him from bishops, priests, students, Swiss Guards, and others. Mining through a mountain of papal resources, Jason Evert has uncovered these many gems, offering a treasure chest brimming with the jewels of the saint’s life. After a brief overview of John Paul’s life, Evert explores in depth his five great loves: Young People, Human Love, The Eucharist, Our Lady, The Cross.

This work is intended to be catechetical, inspiring, and evangelical. By looking at what he loved and why, the goal is to help readers learn more about key aspects John Paul’s life and teachings, including Theology of the Body, Divine Mercy, Total Consecration, Eucharistic adoration, and redemptive suffering.

Woven throughout the book is an assortment of intriguing stories and facts that most Catholics don’t know about the saint, such as:

How the communists actually selected him as archbishop

How a priest stabbed him in Fatima, yet he continued with the liturgy
How one of Osama Bin Laden’s “best men” nearly murdered him in the Philippines
How he had conversations with the Virgin Mary
Rekindle your own faith by learning what captivated the heart of this great saint. Includes 8 pages of color photos.

God bless!

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