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Books Written by Blessed is She Team Members

Some of the women who write the daily devotions you find in your inbox every morning have also crafted books about everything from liturgical living to coping with anxiety from a Catholic perspective.

If you’re looking for books written by the women you’ve come to know and trust, we’ve compiled a list of books written by Blessed is She team members!

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Books Written by Blessed is She Team Members

Grieving Together: A Couple’s Journey through Miscarriage by Laura Kelly Fanucci

Drawing from real-life experiences of parents who have experienced this heart-breaking loss, Grieving Together: A Couple’s Journey through Miscarriage is a companion through the common questions, crises, and grief that arise after the death of a child. The book offers Catholic resources for miscarriage, stillbirth, and infant loss, including Scripture, prayers, official Church rites, and theological teaching that speaks to the toughest questions surrounding the loss of a child: Why did God let this happen? Is our baby in heaven? How could this suffering be part of God’s plan? Unlike resources that focus only on mothers, Grieving Together also speaks to the unique concerns of fathers and offers a practical and compassionate guide through grief to help couples grow together through their loss.

Everyday Sacrament: The Messy Grace of Parenting by Laura Kelly Fanucci

In Everyday Sacrament: The Messy Grace of Parenting, Laura Kelly Fanucci sees the Catholic sacraments through the smudged and sticky lens of life with little ones. From dinnertime chaos to bath-time giggles to never-ending loads of laundry, Laura stumbles into the surprising truth of what the seven sacraments really mean: that God is present always, even in the messes of motherhood. A spiritual memoir of parenting’s early years and a sacramental theology rooted in family life, Everyday Sacrament offers an honest, humorous, and hopeful look at ordinary moments as full of grace.

To Bless Our Callings: Prayers, Poems, and Hymns to Celebrate Vocation by Laura Kelly Fanucci

To Bless Our Callings: Prayers, Poems, and Hymns to Celebrate Vocation is an ecumenical collection that supports the callings of everyone within the Christian community. This valuable resource of over two hundred prayers, blessings, poems, and sacred songs from diverse Christian traditions speaks to the heart of vocation’s richness. -Part I (Ages and Stages) gathers prayers for children, teens, young adults, and adults in mid-life, later, and older adulthood. -Part II (Work and Profession) offers blessings for traditional professions and overlooked occupations–from nurses to truck drivers, janitors to lawyers, salespeople to stay-at-home parents. -Part III (A Year of Blessing) highlights times to preach and pray about vocation throughout the church year and cultural calendar. Drawing from research with hundreds of Christians in congregations across the country about their sense of God’s call in their lives, the book fills the gap between Christianity’s rich theologies of vocation and people’s pastoral needs in living out their callings. To Bless Our Callings is a perfect resource for catechists, musicians, worship leaders, spiritual directors, retreat leaders, campus ministers, and chaplains.

The Lazy Liturgical by Jenna Hines

The Lazy Liturgical is a liturgical living guide for individuals and families that don’t have the forethought to plan an elaborate celebration. None of the ideas require any planning or special materials; just crack open the book, and start celebrating the Church year!

30 Days to Calm by Jenna Hines

Everyone knows someone who suffers from some sort of stress, anxiety, or panic; it may even be you. Spend the next 30 days adding techniques and information to your toolbox, so the next time anxiety arises, you’ll have the skills to be calm. Presented in a journaling format, readers interact with the text each day for maximum learning.

Taste and See: Experiencing the Goodness of God with Our Five Senses by Ginny Moyer

Taste and See: Experiencing the Goodness of God with Our Five Senses shows how the things we see, hear, smell, touch, and taste are evidence of God at work in our lives. With short, down-to-earth essays and focused prayer exercises, the book encourages readers to recognize the senses as five powerful entry points for the divine to become known to us.

Random MOMents of Grace: Experiencing God in the Adventures of Motherhood by Ginny Moyer

How do you maintain an active spirituality when your life is consumed by the many demands of motherhood? With honesty and humor, the stories of Random MOMents of Grace: Experiencing God in the Adventures of Motherhood show how there is grace to be found even in the messiest, silliest, and least dignified moments of parenthood.

Mary and Me: Catholic Women Reflect on the Mother of God by Ginny Moyer

She’s the world’s most recognizable mother, but how does she speak to women today? Mary and Me: Catholic Women Reflect on the Mother of God shares the stories of forty-six women, from their twenties to their nineties. All of them share their candid thoughts on Mary, reflecting on the often-surprising ways that she speaks to their lives.

The Catholic All Year Compendium: Liturgical Living for Real Life by Kendra Tierney

With wisdom and humor, mother and blogger Kendra Tierney shares how her family celebrates Catholic seasons and feasts—from Advent and Christmas, through Lent and Easter, to Pentecost and beyond. She provides ideas for stories, activities, foods, and decorations that will help you to celebrate your Catholic faith with your family and friends without expertise or much advance planning.

A Little Book about Confession for Children by Kendra Tierney

Everything you and your child need to know about the Sacrament of Reconciliation (or Confession) can be found in this informative little book with charming four-color illustrations. Perfect for preparing to receive the Sacrament of Reconciliation for the first time, this little book is sure to be used over and over again.

Traditional Catholic Prayers for Awesome Catholic Kids Series by Kendra Tierney

My Superhero Prayer Book, My Fairy Tale Prayer Book, and My Woodland Prayer Book; 23 Traditional Catholic Prayers in the Magisterium-approved translations, decorated with vibrant, fun, full-color illustrations.

Have you ever read any of these books? Which of these is next on your TBR list?

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    Ann
    November 23, 2018 at 10:54 pm

    Thank you for sharing this.

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