Friday, July 22, 2005

Day 3 of Our Appeal--A Cross Received in the Mail

This is day 3 of our appeal to get the books that Amy and I have written out there where they may be of benefit to those who need them, in other words Catholics looking to enrich their spiritual lives.

So far your efforts have been encouraging. You have moved both books to the top of the Amazon's Catholic bestsellers list and into the top 100 religion and spirituality bestsellers list! Your help is greatly appreciated! But the numbers to acheive these heights sadly is fairly low.

Yesterday, I received a package from Food for the Poor that contained a cross...a cross they hope I will send back to them with a check for $2,000 to build a house for someone in Nicaragua. This seems providential to me and a confirmation that what we are doing is a good thing--making good Catholic reading available then taking what we personally make and giving it to the poor.

So today I am pleading with the readers of this blog and Amy's Open Book to consider buying one copy of her excellent book Here. Now. A Catholic Guide to the Good Life.and one of my How To Get The Most Out Of The Eucharist--two books that can not only help you but will help me to send the cross back to the people at Food for the Poor with a check that will build a house for some desperate souls.

I was on the radion yesterday morning in Omaha, NE and the co-host of the show Kris raved about how much How to Get the Most of the Eucharist had blessed her! We believe we have written two books that can genuinely help... consider buying them as a gift for someone if you already own a copy, if you don't get one for yourself.

Update: Already $120.53 will be donated to Food for the Poor...THANKS!