Karl Schultz, The St. Joseph Guide to Lectio Divina

Author and speaker Karl Schultz joins Doug Keck on EWTN Bookmark to discuss The St. Joseph Guide to Lectio Divina: Sharing the Word with the Holy Family. Doug observes that while Mary is the prime model of obedience, and Joseph less so, this somewhat ‘smaller’ role of  St. Joseph seems to be changing within the Church. Schultz comments on this, and also points up the fact, drawn from his work with groups on Lectio Divina, that men and women practice Lectio Divina differently. A great Bookmark interview, and the little St. Joseph Guide to Lectio Divina, small enough to tuck in a pocket or purse, is available from ewtnrc.com.


Kevin Symonds, Pope Leo XIII and the Prayer to St. Michael

The traditional St. Michael’s prayer which many parishes add at the close of their Eucharistic services, where did it come from? The subtitle to Pope Leo XIII and the Prayer to St. Michael : An Historical and Theological Examination sheds light on author Kevin Symonds‘ focus on this fascinating  EWTN Bookmark episode. Host Doug Keck‘s questions would be much like ours: Was Pope Leo XIII given this prayer by God in a vision? What was the vision about? What were the historical events leading up to this late 19th-century prayer, and what have been the results? Available at http://www.ewtnrc.com.

Kevin Symonds, Refractions of Light

Refractions of Light: 201 Answers on Apparitions, Visions, and the Catholic Church is a fascinating study on how we can examine the various heavenly occurrences that have been reported to us over the past several hundred years, by use of the proper guiding tools that Kevin Symonds has provided. Don’t miss Symonds‘ interview with Doug Keck on EWTN Bookmark. Refractions of Light is available from http://www.ewtnrc.com.

Fr. John Burns, Lift Up Your Heart: a 10- Day Personal Retreat with St. Francis De Sales

Doug Keck welcomes Fr. John Burns to EWTN Bookmark, to talk about his first book, written to share the meditations of St. Francis De Sales, as they follow Christ on a 10-day personal retreat to ask Our Lord what He would have them do on their journey to heaven with him. “A short, but powerful, straight from the heart, book,” Doug reflects, “if you’ve ever asked yourself what life is all about.” Lift Up Your Heart: a 10-Day Personal Retreat with St. Francis De Sales, is available through http://www.ewtnrc.com.

Fr. William M. Watson, S.J., Forty Weeks: Letters from Prison

“This book focuses on the goal of my Sacred Story Program, intended to draw people closer to Christ through following the Ignatian discipline,” Fr. Bill Watson explains to EWTN Bookmark host Doug Keck. Forty Weeks: Letters from Prison: An Ignatian Path to Christ with Sacred Story Prayer. Fr. Watson tells us how he became interested in those confined to prison, and how they can be served in ways that those of us who have little or no experience with this state of life may have never thought of.  “A touching, insightful read for all of us,” Doug observes. Available through ewtnrc.com.

Fr. Joseph Ponessa, S.S.D, and Laurie W. Manhardt, Ph.D, Come and See Catholic Bible Study : Gospel of Matthew; Gospel of Luke

“If you’ve never considered a Catholic Bible  study,” Laurie Manhardt tells Doug Keck on EWTN Bookmark, “our latest additions, The Gospel of Matthew and The Gospel of Luke, are great foundational New Testament books to begin with.” For group Bible study, the materials on http://www.CatholicBibleStudy.net, made available through EWTN Religious Catalogue, supply everything you need to successfully lead a thoroughly Catholic guide to the various books of the Bible, accessible to all. Come and See:The Gospel of Matthew and The Gospel of Luke are both authored by presenters Fr. Joseph Ponessa and Laurie Manhardt.

Karl Keating, Debating Catholicism

In Debating Catholicism, Karl Keating selected four debates that he had participated in against strong opponents of Catholicism, and presents these transcripts as a way to show readers what it’s really like to defend the Faith in public. The debates themselves are challenging and entertaining, and bound to give readers much food for thought, EWTN Bookmark host Doug Keck observes. That’s Debating Catholicism, by Karl Keating, for EWTN Bookmark.