CCH Recommends…

Check out Patrick Madrid’s fantastic book, Search and Rescue: How to Bring Your Family and Friends into–or back into–the Catholic Church. This book is full of wisdom and great tips and stories that help teach you how you can evangelize those closest to you.

One of Patrick Madrid’s quick tips: pray a Rosary every day for one month for a family member or friend who is away from the Church.

Are you ready to take that challenge?

CCH Recommends…

Five Myths and Misconceptions about the Papacy,” an article by Patrick Madrid from his book, Pope Fiction.

Find out the facts behind these fictional statements:

Fiction 1 - Peter was not the first Pope

Fiction 2 - The Pope cannot be the Successor of Peter

Fiction 3 - The Papacy is a medieval invention

Fiction 4 - Pope Joan

Fiction 5 - The Pope is the Beast of Revelation 13

 

“Why Prayer is More Important than Eating”: A Reflection from Dr. Peter Kreeft

Dr. Peter Kreeft, CCH Theological Advisory Board member, writes in Prayer for Beginners:

“Eating keeps your body alive, and prayer keeps your soul alive. Praying is more important than eating because your soul is more important than your body. Your soul is more important that your body because your soul is you, your personality, your self…Prayer keeps your soul alive because prayer is real contact with God, and God is the life of the soul as the soul is the life of the body. If you do not pray, your soul will wither and die, just as, if you do not eat, your body will wither and die.” p. 11

Are you making prayer the most valuable part of your day? Prayer is when you connect with God, and feed your soul the food it needs to survive. Think about how you can place more focus on prayer in your life today.

CCH Recommends…

Looking for a great do-it-yourself retreat?

Check out Fr. Michael Gaitley’s 33 Days to Morning Glory, a preparation for Marian Consecration.

“From Fr. Michael E. Gaitley, MIC, author of the bestselling book Consoling the Heart of Jesus, comes an extraordinary 33-day journey to Marian consecration with four giants of Marian spirituality: St. Louis de Montfort, St. Maximilian Kolbe, Blessed Teresa of Calcutta, and Blessed John Paul II. Fr. Michael masterfully summarizes their teaching, making it easy to grasp and simple enough to put into practice. More specifically, he weaves their thought into a user-friendly, do-it-yourself retreat that will bless even the busiest of people. So, if you’ve been thinking about entrusting yourself to Mary for the first time or if you’re simply looking to deepen and renew your devotion to her, 33 Days to Morning Glory is the right book to read and the perfect retreat to make.” (Amazon.com)

CCH Book Recommendation

Get a copy of Patrick Madrid and Kenneth Hensley’s The Godless Delusion: A Catholic Challenge to Modern Atheism.

The_Godless_Delusion21Learn how to to use philosophical tools to demonstrate that atheism cannot stand up to logical scrutiny. This book is a must-have for Catholics serious about challenging atheism in our modern culture.

Definitely CCH-recommended!

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Reasons to BelieveCheck out the CCH store on CatholicsComeHome.org! Today’s featured book: Reasons to Believe: How to Understand, Explain, and Defend the Catholic Faith. Get a copy for you or a friend on our site, and support the work of CCH in the process. Thanks for your prayers and support for inviting Catholics home to the Church!