Fatima Mysteries: Mary’s Message to the Modern Age

Fatima Mysteries has its grounding in the truth that Christianity’s basis, the Incarnation, is not at all “a closed chapter” : “The paths of the Almighty and those of men are intertwined to this day,”  Grezegorz Gorny states in the Prologue of Fatima Mysteries, lavishly illustrated with Janusz Roskion‘s stunning photography. The apparitions are the most important private revelations not only of the 20th century, but also of the Catholic Church’s entire history. “You’ll want a copy of this book, not only for its complete factual material on Fatima  which Gorny and Rosikon have gathered, but also for its beauty, ” Doug Keck observes on EWTN Bookmark.

Guadalupe Mysteries : Deciphering the Code

Grzegorz Gorny and Janusz Rosikon team up for another beautiful coffee-table book. This one teams with information and breathtaking photography on the Shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe in Mexico City. What draws 20 million people a year from all over the world to this most visited pilgrimage center in the world? The answer, a 500-year-old piece of cloth depicting the image of Our Lady of Guadalupe, is found in Guadalupe Mysteries. Doug Keck of EWTN Bookmark interviews author and photographer on the mysteries they found, some of which have only been recently ‘de-coded’ by technological developments.

40 Days for Life

Shawn Carney, an engaging fellow who could sell ice to Eskimos, did, in fact, sell encyclopedias door-to-door to put himself through college.  He talks with Doug  Keck of EWTN Bookmark about the second edition of 40 Days for Life, co-authored by Steve Bereit. Quite simply, Shawn says, “It’s a short, 40-chapter book with 40 stories of people whose hearts and and lives were changed by the movement of 40 Days for Life.”  The book’s Foreword, written by Abby Johnson, had herself watched from inside the Planned Parenthood Center she managed while the first 40 Days for Life Campaign took place. Enough said!  Get the book, and get involved in 40 Days for Life.

Strangers in a Strange Land

I wrote Strangers in a Strange Land: Living the Catholic Faith in a Post-Christian World,” Archbishop Charles J. Chaput shares with EWTN Bookmark host Doug Keck, “as a hope-filled response to the Catholic in the pew, wondering how to remain faithful to the Church’s teachings. In an age which challenges the very core values we were raised with,” the Archbishop of Philadelphia elaborates, “this is a guidebook for going forward confidently and purposely into the future, with the risen Lord at our side.”   

Vision of Fatima

Fr. Gabriel Gillen, O.P.  talks with Doug Keck on EWTN Bookmark about Fr. Thomas McGlynn, O.P.’s  sculpting a huge statue of Our Lady of Fatima, according to the personal specifications of Sr. Lucia, in 1947.  “Sr. Lucia was personally involved with this project, to the extent that she directed Fr. McGlynn in correcting an earlier model not beautiful enough to represent the Blessed Virgin.  During the project,” Fr. Gillen continues, ” Sr. Lucia shared with Fr. Tom the spiritual meanings of the apparitions, and why the secrets had to remain ‘secrets’ for a period of time.”  Vision of Fatima is a treasure of a priest’s first-hand account of the 20th century’s most profound apparition, whose far-reaching effects continue to the present day.

How to Read Your Way to Heaven: A Spiritual Reading Program for the Worst of Sinners, the Greatest of Saints, and Everyone in Between

Vicki Burbach‘s  How to Read Your Way to Heaven is for all those who want to grow closer to their faith and to Our Lord. Vicki owes its inspiration to the generous, timely responses and encouragement of Fr. C. John McCloskey and his Catholic Lifetime Reading Program.  Follow the program over a one-, three-,  five-, or even ten-year reading program, depending upon  time available. Three nuggets of wisdom worth remembering that Vicki mentions to Doug Keck on EWTN Bookmark:  Spiritual reading helps us tame Self; enables us to separate the wheat from the chaff; and is a map to sanctification, as ignorance of the Scriptures is ignorance of Christ (St. Jerome).

St. Faustina Prayer Book for the Conversion of Sinners

Susan Tassone,  EWTN‘s  “Purgatory Lady”  now with her 10th already wildly popular book on Purgatory, has again hit one out of the park with St. Faustina Prayer Book for the Conversion of Sinners. How does St. Faustina connect with the conversion of sinners, you might ask, and Doug Keck inquires during their Bookmark interview? St. Faustina’s main mission was helping Jesus save sinners, and Susan Tassone‘s main mission seems to be condensing hours of research on this saint’s mystical methods of conversion to present to us, her grateful readers.