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Inspired by Faith Book Club
Join us as we gather together to read a featured inspirational book each month and engage in meaningful discussion!

Want to participate? Just purchase a copy of the book of the month, and share your comments and reflections. As we complete each book, we will host a discussion that you will be welcome to join.

Invite your friends, and spend quality time in fellowship as we, together, share books that Inspire, Heal, and bring Hope.

Meet Your Host, Gigi!

Gigi is a Certified life coach.

She is retired from a successful career in the insurance business and was employed with the same insurance agency for 25 years.

Gigi is a cradle Catholic who has a love and zeal for Jesus Christ, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. She has a devotion to our Blessed Mother Mary.

She taught third grade religious education.

Gigi has been a volunteer EWTN Media Missionary since 2005.

Gigi was greatly inspired by Saint Pope John Paul II’s strong contemplative prayer practice, and she became a prayer warrior. She carries rosary beads on her person, as she recites prayers for multiple people and causes throughout her day.

Gigi has a great fondness for books that lead the soul closer to God – books that inspire, heal, and bring hope.

She has a natural ability to easily connect with people. Her friendly and caring personality is a blessing. Many of our IBF book club members say that they can feel Gigi’s warm and loving personality.

Gigi makes all of our book club members feel welcome and loved, as she feels that every person is a child of the Most High God and we are all one big family of God’s children. So please come join us on Facebook at: “Inspired By Faith Book Club” as we read our way to a closer relationship to Christ!

 

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Book of the Month – November

TRUSTFUL SURRENDER

STORIES OF GRACE AMIDST CRISIS

by Jerry Usher & Debbie Georgianni

One of the most painful experiences of a Catholic parent is to watch your children grow lukewarm in the Faith or walk away from it entirely. It can lead to feelings of abandonment and despair and turn conversations that were once easygoing into painful occasions of testiness and discord.

In this riveting book, EWTN Radio Personalities Jerry Usher and Debbie Georgianni present deeply moving stories from listeners whose loved ones have left the Catholic Church. They are stories of heartache and sacrifice, but also hope and redemption.

You will discover how families have coped – successfully and unsuccessfully – with the fallen-away loved ones, prayed for their return, and worked with the grace of God to reach out and touch their hearts. You will learn how they placed their fears and anxieties at the foot of the Cross and implored God with constancy, deep compassion, and unwavering fervor.

Sadly, almost every Catholic today knows someone who has wavered or fallen away from the Faith. These stories will show you how others have successfully dealt with this age-old but rapidly accelerating problem, and why you should never lose hope.


Paperback 128 pages.
Available from EWTN Religious Catalog.

Book of the Month – October

AN EXORCIST EXPLAINS THE DEMONIC

THE ANTICS OF SATAN AND HIS ARMY OF FALLEN ANGELS.

by Fr. Gabriel Amorth

From Fr. Gabriel Amorth, the renowned exorcist in Rome, comes this powerful, eye-opening book on the deadly antics of Satan and his fallen angels, as well as spiritual remedies for each. This book provides a basic orientation in the dark phenomenology, succinctly explaining Catholic doctrine on the fallen angels and the innumerable manifestations. Fr. Amorth answers many questions including: Where does the Evil One dwell in the human body; How does the Devil appear and what does he look like; What happens in an exorcism; and much more!

(Paperback. 160 pages) Available from EWTN Religious Catalog.

Book of the Month – September

FATIMA FOR TODAY

by Father Andrew Apostoli

The Urgent Marian Message of Hope by Father Andrew Apostoli. Though the apparitions of Our Lady of Fatima took place almost a hundred years ago, Our Lady's call to prayer and penance for the salvation of souls and peace in the world is as relevant now as when first delivered to three peasant children in 1917. Fr. Apostoli carefully analyzes the events that took place in Fatima and clears up lingering questions and doubts about their meaning. He also asks the reader to heed anew the call of Our Lady to prayer and sacrifice, for the world is in great need of hearts willing to make reparation.

Paperback 310 pages.
Available from EWTN Religious Catalog.

Book of the Month – August

ANGELS AND DEVILS

by Joan Carroll Cruz

Joan Carroll Cruz covers the traditional definitions of the angels, asking and answering virtually every conceivable question about them, such as - What are they? How do we know they exist? When were they created? Then Cruz discusses the bad angels... the devils. She covers witchcraft, the occult, the New Age, Scientology and more.

(Paperback. 302 pages) Available from EWTN Religious Catalog.

Book of the Month – July

THE BIBLE IS A CATHOLIC BOOK

by Jimmy Akin

Jimmy Akin shows how the Bible cannot exist apart from the Church. In its origins and its formulation, in the truths it contains, in its careful preservation over the centuries and in the prayerful study and elucidation of its mysteries, Scripture is inseparable from Catholicism. This is fitting, since both come from God for our salvation.

If you’re a Catholic who sometimes gets intimidated by the Bible, this book will help you better understand and take pride in this gift that God gave the world through the Church. Catholics really are the original Bible Christians! Even non-Catholics will appreciate the clear and charitable way that Jimmy explains how the early Church gave us the Bible and how the Church to this day reveres and obeys it.

{Paperback. 192 pages.}

Available from the EWTN Religious Catalog.

Book of the Month – June

MOTHER ANGELICA: THE REMARKABLE STORY OF A NUN

by Raymond Arroyo

MOTHER ANGELICA: THE REMARKABLE STORY OF A NUN
HER NERVE, AND A NETWORK OF MIRACLES. Through hours of interviews with Mother Angelica, EWTN's Raymond Arroyo brings to light her path from Canton, Ohio, to the Bible Belt, to the perilous heights of television fame. This biography provides her life lessons and priceless reflections. (Paperback. 416 pages) Available from EWTN Religious Catalog.

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Book of the Month – May

by Father Donald Calloway

In this easy-to-read introduction to the wondrous power of the holy Rosary, internationally acclaimed Mariologist and speaker Fr. Donald Calloway, MIC, shares some of the greatest triumphs and miracles attributed to Our Lady's favorite devotion. Journey with Fr. Calloway from the forests of France, where St. Dominic was first given the Rosary, to the seas where the Battle of Lepanto was fought; from the battlefield of the hearts of lapsed Catholics like Bartolo Longo to the minds of Albigensian heretics. With a foreword by Bishop Athanasius Schneider, this little book will inspire you to take up and spread this most powerful devotion.

{Paperback. 192 pages.}

Available from the EWTN Religious Catalog.

Book of the Month – February/March

GIVE UP WORRY FOR LENT

by Gary Zimak

Catholic author and self-described “recovering worrier” Gary Zimak combines practical spirituality, daily scripture readings, and simple action steps to help you kick the worry habit as part of your Lenten renewal. He shows you how to let go of the anxiety-producing areas of life in order to find the lasting peace that comes from trusting God.

During the season of Lent, Catholics and other Christians frequently give up something they enjoy as a measure of penance or self-discipline—and often fall back into old habits at the first “Alleluia!” In Give Up Worry for Lent!, Zimak offers fellow worriers practical, scripture-centered advice on how to relinquish the need to control the uncontrollable—not just for Lent but for good—and how to find peace in Christ.

From Ash Wednesday to Easter Sunday, Zimak guides you to ponder a scripture passage and to apply it to your own life by following four simple steps:

  • Read
  • Reflect
  • Respond
  • Pray

As you continue to meditate on scripture and practice the simple action steps at the end of each reflection, you will find it easier to replace old worries with new messages of hope and to change your life forever. {Paperback. 160 pages.}

 

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Book of the Month – December

FAITH, HOPE & CLARITY

by Gary Zimak

Gary Zimak looks at tried-and-true methods for discovering God’s will for our lives: prayer, Scripture, the lives of the saints, the teachings of the Church, seeking counsel from trusted friends and mentors, and St. Ignatius’ rules for discernment. This book addresses the big, life-changing decisions and the many small, day-to-day choices that influence the course of our lives. It offers practical advice on accepting difficult circumstances and truly embracing God’s will, even in challenging circumstances. It will help you answer the question all sincere Christians ask: What does God want me to do? {Paperback. 129 pages.}

Available from the EWTN Religious Catalog.

Book of the Month – November

ARISE FROM DARKNESS

by Fr. Benedict Groeschel

Fr. Benedict Groeschel a well-known priest and psychologist offers help and guidance for any Christian troubled by fear, loss, anxiety, grief and anything else anything that makes life difficult or the road through it dark. Fr. Benedict offers practical suggestions on how to keep going and even grow with the help of God’s grace, even when this help seems remote. {Paperback. 179 pages.}

Available from EWTN Religious Catalog.

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Book of the Month – October

THE LAMB’S SUPPER: THE MASS AS HEAVEN ON EARTH

by Scott Hahn

Scott Hahn sheds new light on the Mass, offering readers a deeper appreciation of the most familiar of Catholic rituals. Beautifully written in clear, direct language, this book will help readers see the Mass with new eyes, pray the liturgy with a renewed heart and enter into the Mass more fully, enthusiastically, intelligently and powerfully than ever before. [Hardcover. 192 pages] Available from EWTN Religious Catalog

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