The word has been out for a few days as advanced orders were received, but I’m happy to announce that the release of my new book, ALL IN: Why belonging to the Catholic Church matters, is out and available on Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Catholic bookstores, and, of course, at my publisher’s website, Ave Maria Press.
I’ve been blessed to be a Catholic and I share some of my faith story here, as well as my confidence in the Catholic Church, and how you can firmly place your trust firmly both in Jesus Christ, and the Catholic Church. Now, I know for some of you, your trust in the Catholic Church might be a bit wobbly, given all the strife and heartache and disappointment many church members have caused both within and without the Church. I totally get that. And that’s why I wrote about how I can still be confidently Catholic, and an active member in the Catholic Church, with its warts and all. Without whitewashing our struggles, I offer the reasons I stay.
And so I offer this loving appeal: Even if you have a stack of books to read ahead of this one, if you order it today, it will really help the book’s launch. Does that sound self-serving? Yes, I agree it does. But the reality is that the Catholic book market has all the same pressures that other book markets have, as we exist in a competitive economy. So if there’s ever a new Catholic book that you are interested in reading, try to buy it when it first comes out. The hardworking people in Catholic publishing will appreciate your business.
I’ve been out speaking about the book in a few media places already…
And there’s more to come.
Very soon I’ll be offering a few excerpts read by me on the Among Women podcast.
I’m booking future ALL IN retreats for Catholic parishes and dioceses. Or single talks for your church event. Find my contact information at the bottom of this page.
FYI: I’m out in California today getting ready to give a women’s retreat at St Catherine of Alexandria parish in Morgan Hill (near San Jose), so if you are in the area, join us! If not, we’d appreciate your prayers!