This collection features Kathy Shaidle's series of columns for the Catholic Register.
Each "bite sized" chapter uses humor and pop culture references to bring Catholic teaching... More > alive.
This is NOT a stuffy, stuck-up tome about "Our Blessed Mother," written by some old guy who still thinks Sony Walkmans are the latest thing.
I wrote the columns in A Catholic Alphabet for myself as much as my readers. I wanted to force myself to learn about the Assumption, and different old heresies, and other things I was pretty sure I understood but maybe not 100 percent.
I'm an ex-punk and a movie & TV junkie, and these columns reflect that. If you're a Vatican II baby like me -- or even if you aren't -- these mini-essays will give you a fresh perspective on traditional teachings.
Some courageous souls have even used A Catholic Alphabet when teaching RCIA, which is very flattering and as good a recommendation as I can imagine!< Less
Mark Steyn says:
"By the way, Kathy Shaidle has a new e-book out. I'm so square I'm not sure I quite know what that is, but I've read it, and it reads like an old-fashioned non-e-book, only... More > better.
"You should get it.
"She has fans around the world: in the course of the last year, I've sat in a restaurant on the beach at Malibu and at the Savoy Grill in London and listened to various long-distance admirers regale me with favourite examples of her prose..."< Less
The 12 Steps of AA aren't just for alcoholics. They're based on timeless spiritual principles that offer simple, practical help for every day problems.
This short, easy to read book explains the 12... More > Steps in a humorous, conversational way.< Less