Thursday, March 31, 2011

"The Domestic Church: Room By Room"

One of my most current reads...I have several going on at the same time...is this...


...a delightful read by Donna-Marie Cooper O'Boyle on "the Domestic Church" (our homes) and our role as women/wives/mothers in evangelizing our faith within our own four walls...and many rooms!

Systematically going through each room of the home, the author provides support, examples, and testimony as to the great power as women that we possess in educating and sanctifying our loved ones right inside our Domestic Churches.

As Mother Teresa once said, "Love begins by taking care of the closest ones - the ones at home."

An easy read, this book cites Scripture, papal encyclicals, apostolic letters, words of great saints, and the Catechism of the Catholic Church.  The study guide is an added bonus, allowing the reader to really process and ponder the words on the pages.

Living a traditional faith life...and raising one's children in that same life...can be a challenge in today's society where secularism and relativism rules.  This is an easy way to get a positive affirmation for all that we do as wives and mothers.



5 comments:

  1. Thank you for your kind review, Valerie! I hope you enjoy the book. If you decide to start a group study of this book (it's designed to use in a study group), let me know and I'll provide books with free shipping and handling. :)

    May God bless you and yours in great abundance!

    Donna-Marie
    PS Feel free to check my website for my other books: www.donnacooperoboyle.com

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  2. Dear Donna-Marie,

    What a surprise to find your comment! Thank you so much for taking the time to drop by and leave your kind words! I feel both blessed and honored.

    Thank you also for your kind offer with regard to doing a study group on "The Domestic Church: Room by Room". I am going to share this information with my Catholic Women's Bible Study group!

    Blessings to you,
    Valerie

    P.S. You don't even know how much you "made" my day! I've always wanted to be an "author" when I "grow up"...of children's literature (former elementary teacher). How exciting to share that I "conversed" with a published author!

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  3. Hi. Thanks for the review. I am going to offer this book as a suggestion for the Mothers Group I organize at my church. I belong to the Episcopal Church but it seems like it might work.Looks good.

    PS You stopped by my blog a while back. Thanks for commenting!

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  4. Hello EAS,

    Thank you for dropping by. Yes, this book would work wonderfully with your Mothers' Group! If not available at your local Christian bookstore, I know Amazon carries it.

    Blessings to you!

    Valerie

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Thank you so much for taking the time to comment. Your kind words are appreciated! As Mother Teresa said, "Let us always meet each other with smile, for the smile is the beginning of love."

Valerie