Talking about the "things that matter most" on June 2
LIVE FROM THE RELIGIOUS BOOKSELLERS TRADE EXHIBIT IN CHICAGO
4:00 – Resisting the Devil: A Catholic Perspective on Deliverance
Do you find yourself struggling with a particular sin or dysfunction over and over again? Do you feel hopeless in finding freedom despite your best efforts? Do you still feel guilty, ashamed, and doomed to repeat a besetting sin, even after receiving the sacrament of Reconciliation? In Resisting the Devil, author Neal Lozano shows that sometimes evil spirits tell us lies that lock us into sins and personal problems. He explains the practice of deliverance, a way of dealing with such demonic influences that is supported by the teaching and tradition of the Catholic Church. Lozano's "Unbound" Model, based on three decades of experience in deliverance ministry, builds a bridge between the sacrament of Reconciliation and exorcism. People only very rarely need exorcism.
4:30 – A Handbook for Catholic Moms
Drawing from the deep tradition of the Catholic faith, Lisa Hendey coaches Catholic moms how to care for themselves―heart, mind, body, and soul―so that they can better love and care for their families, their neighbors, and their Church. With warmth and wisdom, Hendey creates an environment where Catholic moms can reflect peacefully upon often-competitive topics like parenting style, types of schooling, and working outside the home. By sharing her own story, Hendey inspires us to better balance their own needs with the demands of family life and faith commitment. We look at a handbook for Catholic moms.
5:00 – From Atheism to Catholicism: How Scientists and Philosophers Lead Me to the Truth
God was dead to Kevin Vost for most of his adult life. Baptized, confirmed, and raised Catholic, at age 17 Vost left it all behind as he immersed himself in atheism for a period that lasted over two decades. Paralleling a successful career as a psychologist and professor, Vost allowed his clinical perspective to drive his faith perspective as well, falling into a common trap for many Catholics. Kevin is here to tell us how he opened the doors to the philosophers and psychologists whose work, implicitly or explicitly, paved the way toward belief in God, and even in Jesus Christ.
5:40 – The Eucharist and the Rosary: Mystery, Meditation, Power, Prayer
Matt Swaim offers a unique approach to rosary devotion, exploring rosary mysteries as they appear within the Eucharistic Mass. Scripture meditations-illuminated through the Joyful, Sorrowful, Luminous, and Glorious Mysteries of the rosary-are powerfully reaffirmed when connected to the sacrifice and celebration of the Lamb of God. All twenty mysteries of the rosary are considered, with each chapter offering suggestions to help deepen our awareness of Christ's love.