Brandon McGinley, presenter for Sanctify Your Daily Life: How to Transform Work into a Source of Strength, Holiness, and Joy, by Stefan Cardinal Wyszynski

EWTN Publishing editor Brandon McGinley joins EWTN Bookmark host Doug Keck to present Stefan Cardinal Wyszynski’s timeless classic, Sanctify Your Daily Life: How to Transform Work into a Source of Strength, Holiness, and Joy.  Although written in  Communist-domineered post-World War II Poland, the Cardinal’s teachings undoubtedly influenced young Karol Wojtyla, now St. John Paul II, in their emphasis on the ennobling aspect of work. McGinley finds the most fascinating aspect of Sanctify Your Daily Life to be its absolute insistence on the indissoluble  integration of our spiritual and our working lives. Highly accessible to all of us, and highly recommended, Doug observes.


Anthony DeStefano, The Miracle of the Bread, the Fish, and the Boy

Anthony DeStefano and award-winning illustrator Richard Cowdrey once again produce a beautiful children’s book with a message for all. As Anthony tells host Doug Keck on EWTN Bookmark, The Miracle of the Bread, the Fish, and the Boy is about trusting God with all you have. Children learn an important lesson from DeStefano‘s adaptation of the feeding of the 5,000 with five loaves of bread and two fish: in Jesus’ hands, your small contribution will be multiplied many times over, for the glory of His Kingdom. Cowdrey‘s colorful illustrations are instant pleasers, no matter what the age.

Colleen Mitchell: Who Does He Say You Are? Women Transformed by Christ in the Gospels

Colleen Mitchell is a woman of grace. Her character and humility in surrendering to God’s will shine through, even in this  brief interview with Doug Keck on EWTN Bookmark. Colleen began a private journal during a time of overwhelming grief in her life, and from the journal came Who Does He Say You Are?, an in-depth exploration of Gospel women transformed by their encounters with Jesus Christ. Although the book is about Gospel women, men and teenagers will particularly enjoy the book for the  understanding it brings to all facets of the female personality.

Christopher Carstens, A Devotional Journey Into the Mass

Are doughnuts after Mass sometimes the best thing about your hour on Sunday? For the child in all of us comes Christopher Carstens‘ new book, A Devotional Journey Into the Mass. Carstens’ interview with  Doug Keck, host of EWTN Bookmark, discusses how the Mass can truly become, to quote the book’s subtitle, “a time of grace, nourishment, and devotion.” If you want to benefit more from the deep riches of the Mass, pick up a copy of Carstens’ very practical book and don’t miss this upcoming episode of Bookmark.  A Devotional Journey Into the Mass: How Mass Can Become a Time of Grace, Nourishment, and Devotion will help you make your next Mass the best hour of your week.

Fr. Joseph Roesch, M.I.C., Fatima: a Pilgrimage with Mary

Much more than the beautiful, lavishly illustrated commemoration of the 100th anniversary of the Fatima Apparitions, which indeed it is, Fr. Joe Roesch‘s Fatima: a Pilgrimage with Mary is a reminder to answer the Blessed Virgin Mary’s call for the salvation of our souls, and those whom God sends to us. Join Doug Keck and Fr. Joe Roesch on EWTN Bookmark for Fr. Roesch ‘s account  of Our Lady’s leading him to the Marians of the Immaculate Conception through Fatima, and other beautiful stories of those called by Our Lady to spread the Gospel message.

Dr. Edward Sri, Into His Likeness: Be Transformed as a Disciple of Christ

Discipleship is a word tossed around a lot in Catholic circles these days ,” Doug Keck of EWTN Bookmark observes in his latest interview with Dr. Edward Sri, “but what does it really mean?”  Dr. Sri is quick to answer.  “A disciple, in Jesus’ day, imitated the life of his rabbi. The disciple followed his rabbi around, taking in everything about him, from the dust on his sandals to his methods of engaging people with teachings and stories. Thus we too, if we are seeking to be true disciples of Our Lord, will want to be an imitatio Christi, like our Master in every way.” Dr. Sri‘s  Into His Likeness: Be Transformed as a Disciple of Christ, outlines the steps for us to get from point A, our current selves, to point B, an image or true disciple of Jesus.

Obianuju (Uju) Ekeocha, Target Africa: Ideological Neocolonialism in the Twenty-First Century

Target Africa: Ideological Neocolonialism in the Twenty-First Century is  Obianuju Ekeocha‘s  account of the many struggles Africa and her Nigerian homeland face.  A passionately Catholic pro-life speaker and strategist, Obianuju founded Culture of Africa to call global attention to the exploitation of these traditional family issues by certain wealthy donors.  Obianuju shares with Doug that aid is often contingent on African nations embracing  anti-life agenda.  With details of African capitals being subject to actual recolonization because of such foreign aid, the faithful are wise to inform themselves of Target Africa‘s excellent content, Doug concludes.