We have a winner! The name chosen out of the hat was Linda Reid! Thanks to one and all for reading the blog, and hopefully the book!
Although this is not a book review, I am going to talk about a book – and yes, I am going to give one away. Yesterday two popes were canonized, becoming official saints in the canon of the Catholic church – St. John XXIII and St. John Paul II.
Bro. Mickey McGrath OSFS is a gifted artist, author, retreat leader, and speaker. He is also a dear friend, and a colleague of mine. His latest book is about one of our new saints, one who is close to Mickey’s heart. This book, published by Clear Faith Publishing, is called Good Saint John XXIII, Quotes & Quips from the Prophet of Peace.
The book is one that is full of the whimsy we may associate with Mickey’s art, but make no mistake – this is not just simple fun – this book is full of wisdom. I told you this was not a review, and it is not, but this is how I describe the lovely book. There are, as the cover says, quotes and quips along with the inspired art. You will also find pages of text that bring forth some historical context. A beautiful forward sits at the front of the book, written by James Martin, SJ.
And while not a review, this book nerd who loves the look and feel of books, will tell you that this paperback volume is beautifully printed and bound. It is the perfect book for your desk, your nightstand, or anywhere you might want to access brief meditations, visual prayers, and just a moment of quiet infused with the prayer known as smiling. I am not unbiased, but I do think that this is a wonderful book to own, and one to share!
The book costs $20.00 plus shipping, and can be ordered from this link, at Clear Faith Publishing. If you would like to enter to win a copy of this book, please leave a comment here at the blog. All comments to this post left before Thursday May 1 at 11:59pm will be eligible.