Monday, September 12, 2011

Updated: Book Giveaway! "Living the Call" by Michael Novak and William E. Simon

Never before in the history of the Church have laypeople been asked to do so much and the opportunities for spiritual fulfillment been so great. How are we doing and what effect is this having on our Church? Novak and Simon provide the answers in Living the Call.

The first part of the book tells the personal stories of nine faithful laypeople now serving the Church in new and diverse ways. How did they find their calling? What do their roles demand of them? How do they serve their communities? To lay the groundwork for even more lay vocations, the second part of Living the Call offers practical advice and reflections. How can we enter the presence of God? What forms of prayer can best refresh our minds and deepen our souls? What readings can we turn to from Scripture and the Church Fathers to bring ourselves toward holiness?
I have just begun looking through Living the Call but it looks solid. I really like the idea of giving practical examples of people involved in lay ministry and combining that with faith basics to bring us closer to God. After all, if we don't have friendship with Christ, then how are we going to recognize Him when we try to serve those around us? Great, great combination.

The publisher sent me several copies to give away, two of which will be given away right here at Happy Catholic!

Leave your name in the comments and next Monday I'll use the random number generator to see which two are the lucky winners!

UPDATED
I knew I was forgetting something. I am so sorry but this giveaway is not available to international addresses ... unless, they are willing to pay postage. I can handle the media rates for the U.S. for these books but international rates tend to be very high.

31 comments:

  1. I really enjoy this blog and look forward to each post. You have certainly expanded my view.

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  2. I look forward to reading this book and seeing how it relates to the New Evangelization! - Leonardo Zuno

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  3. count me in the drawing! marcia

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  4. *\ -- that's me raising my hand!

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  5. "After developing a form of psychosis, you will become convinced you're Napoleon and conquer half of Europe before the British stop you next week."

    But I *am* British! Can I invade the French instead? ;-)

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  6. Thanks for the giveaway!! And the reminder to not always use my RSS so I don't miss your fun notes on the margins! :-)

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  7. will you count me in too? Julie W
    nessima@aol.com

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  8. Put my name in the hat! Denise H

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  9. Jules Kenward9/12/11, 4:35 PM

    I'd love a copy!

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  10. Ohh, this sounds pretty interesting. Putting my name in the hat!

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  11. Please enter me. I'd love to read this.

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  12. If this is open to international readers (read Canadian) count me in to eh.

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  13. Looks awesome! I'd love a chance at winning. Thanks for offering. :)

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  14. Matt Barber9/13/11, 9:37 AM

    Ahh! Put my name in the hat, please. Matt Barber

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  15. Hi, Julie! Put me down for the giveaway raffle.

    God bless you, and Keep up the good work!

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  16. Hi, Julie. I would like a copy of this book; it looks great!

    Bill Barto

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  17. I am a Michael Novak fan, so I would certainly like to read, Living the Call, so definitely count me in, Julie!

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  18. Count me in too! Thanks!

    Sawyer MacMillan
    Schmacmillan@hotmail.com

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  19. Looks like a great read! Thanks!

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  20. I'm new to this blog but would love a chance to deepen my faith more fully through this book that is being given away. Thanks!

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  21. Looks like a great read! It's been added to my amazon list just in case LOL :) Love your blog, as always!

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  22. count me in the drawing, please :)

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  23. Ooh! Ooh! Ooh!
    I'm always game for a new book :D
    -Ashley

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  24. Margie Clark9/17/11, 8:17 PM

    Hi I just got on here after searching for Catholic blogs. I'm likin' it!

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