The Handbook for Catholic Moms: Nurturing Your Heart, Mind, Body, and Soul
Publisher: Ave Maria Press
Publication Date: 2010-02-08
"Lisa Hendey is the sister friend of Catholic motherhood! We know her so well through her work for families, her website, and her engaging podcasts. Lisa now brings us her book in which she openly discusses the essential elements of a Catholic mom's life in an exceptionally delightful, engaging, dynamic, and practical manner. You'll be turning pages and feeling as if Lisa is there by your side lovingly offering her insight and warm encouragement. You're going to love this book!" Donna-Marie Cooper O'Boyle, Host of "Everyday Blessings For Catholic Moms" on EWTN, Author of Catholic Prayer Book for Mothers
"Every mom needs a few good tools in her belt, to help her handle life's challenges and The Handbook for Catholic Moms belongs on your short list of indispensable resources. Does your marriage need a tune-up? Does your friendship garden need cultivating? Could your parenting skills use a little remedial attention? This book offers sound advice to help you meet these and other challenges with confidence and grace. "--Heidi Hess Saxton, Author of My Big Book of Catholic Bible Stories, Founder of ExtraordinaryMomsNetwork.wordpress.com
"Lisa Hendey's CatholicMom.com website has long been a treasured Internet gathering spot. The Handbook for Catholic Moms is a welcome extension of Lisa's wisdom and energy, enriched by the experiences of the community of women who have found community, support, and strength through CatholicMom.com. --Amy Welborn, Author of eighteen books including A Catholic Woman's Book Of Days and Mary and the Christian Life
"Lisa Hendey's passion for Catholic motherhood is born of many influences and I am proud to know that her experience as a Notre Dame student ranks among the most significant. This book is overflowing with Lisa's generous spirit, deep compassion, and infectious enthusiasm for her family, her Church, and the vocation of Catholic motherhood. She makes a wonderful and most welcome contribution to our faith community." --Rev. Theodore M. Hesburgh, C.S.C., President Emeritus, University of Notre Dame
"Lisa Hendey is the kind of friend whose advice you always treasure. Warm, wise, funny, compassionate, faith-filled, and, above all experienced in the joys and struggles of family life, her new book will be a lifesaver to Catholic women who try, hope, and pray to be good moms." --Rev. James Martin, S.J., Author of My Life with the Saints
Lisa Hendey's passion for Catholic motherhood is born of many influences and I am proud to know that her experience as a Notre Dame student ranks among the most significant. This book is overflowing with Lisa's generous spirit, deep compassion, and infectious enthusiasm for her family, her Church, and the vocation of Catholic motherhood. She makes a wonderful and most welcome contribution to our faith community. --Rev. Theodore M. Hesburgh, C.S.C., President Emeritus, University of Notre Dame
Lisa Hendey is the kind of friend whose advice you always treasure. Warm, wise, funny, compassionate, faith-filled, and, above all experienced in the joys and struggles of family life, her new book will be a lifesaver to Catholic women who try, hope, and pray to be good moms. --Rev. James Martin, S.J., Author of My Life with the Saints
Lisa M. Hendey is the founder and editor of CatholicMom.com and the bestselling author of The Grace of Yes: Eight Virtues for Generous Living, The Catholic Mom's Prayer companion and the "Chime Travelers" children's fiction series that dynamically combines time travel and the lives of the saints. She serves at editor-at-large at Ave Maria Press. As a board member and frequent host on KNXT Catholic Television, Lisa has produced and hosted multiple programs and has appeared on EWTN, CatholicTV and as a part of the "Momnipotent" DVD series. She serves as the technology contributor for EWTN's SonRise Morning Show and is a regular family correspondent on Relevant Radio. She blogs at a variety of online venues and her articles have appeared in Catholic Digest, National Catholic Register and Our Sunday Visitor.
Do you have a woman in your life who's impossible to shop for, who has it all, who doesn't need -- or want -- a thing? Do you find yourself dreading gift-giving holidays, wanting to delight her, but fearful of falling short? Do you pray for a miracle and inspiration?
Your prayer has been answered.
With Lisa Hendey's debut book, The Handbook for Catholic Moms, Catholic dads everywhere can rest assured that they're buying the perfect gift. It's equal parts girlfriend sharing, wise advice, and divine inspiration.
Be warned, moms and dads: you're going to need to buy two copies, or maybe even three. That woman you're buying for, of course, gets one, but you deserve one too (even if you're the dad -- here's your chance to get a glimpse (and what a lovely glimpse!) into her world!). Then there's that copy you're going to want to give away -- maybe to the new mom who's looking a bit discouraged at Mass or the old friend who needs a hug but won't admit it.
Lisa has done what Lisa does so well...she has collaborated and gathered the wisdom of the Catholic community into one place. Her book has earned its spot on the shelf that holds my dearest and most favorite books.
Lisa has long been a hero of mine. She's the kind of person you can call late at night and ask to pray with you. She's the kind of person who gives and gives and gives...and then reminds us, by her example, that what comes first -- whether she's introducing herself at a conference or meeting you for the first time online -- is our vocations as wives and mothers.
This is the kind of book that I'll be keeping in stock at my house, because I come into contact with a lot of moms who need what this book offers: gentle encouragement, faith-filled sharing, and timeless wisdom.
I recommend it for, oh, everyone.
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