BOOKS

Grieving Together: A Couple’s Journey through Miscarriage

Drawing from real-life experiences of parents who have experienced this heart-breaking loss, Grieving Together: A Couple’s Journey through Miscarriage  is a companion through the common questions, crises, and grief that arise after the death of a child. The book offers Catholic resources for miscarriage, stillbirth, and infant loss, including Scripture, prayers, official Church rites, and theological teaching that speaks to the toughest questions surrounding the loss of a child: Why did God let this happen? Is our baby in heaven? How could this suffering be part of God’s plan? Unlike resources that focus only on mothers, Grieving Together also speaks to the unique concerns of fathers and offers a practical and compassionate guide through grief to help couples grow together through their loss. 

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Everyday Sacrament: The Messy Grace of Parenting

In Everyday Sacrament: The Messy Grace of Parenting, Laura Kelly Fanucci sees the Catholic sacraments through the smudged and sticky lens of life with little ones. From dinnertime chaos to bath-time giggles to never-ending loads of laundry, Laura stumbles into the surprising truth of what the seven sacraments really mean: that God is present always, even in the messes of motherhood. A spiritual memoir of parenting’s early years and a sacramental theology rooted in family life, Everyday Sacrament offers an honest, humorous, and hopeful look at ordinary moments as full of grace.

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Living Your Discipleship: 7 Ways to Express Your Deepest Calling

We hear a lot about discipleship, but what does it mean for us, really? This enlightening book can help you discover how God has called you to be a disciple, just as surely as Jesus called to fishermen on the Sea of Galilee. Through personal stories, Scripture readings, and prayer experiences, you ll see how the roles and relationships in your own life bless you with not simply one, but many callings to heed God s personal invitation. Through it all, you ll find seven practical ways you can understand and live out your own call to discipleship as Follower, Witness, Forgiver, Worshiper, Neighbor, Prophet and Steward. Whether you read this wonderful book on your own or with others in a group RCIA, prayer circle, ministry team, faith sharing it will help you grow in understanding and faithfulness as you discern and discover your unique place in God's loving kingdom.

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To Bless Our Callings: Prayers, Poems, and Hymns to Celebrate Vocation

To Bless Our Callings: Prayers, Poems, and Hymns to Celebrate Vocation is an ecumenical collection that supports the callings of everyone within the Christian community. This valuable resource of over two hundred prayers, blessings, poems, and sacred songs from diverse Christian traditions speaks to the heart of vocation's richness. -Part I (Ages and Stages) gathers prayers for children, teens, young adults, and adults in mid-life, later, and older adulthood. -Part II (Work and Profession) offers blessings for traditional professions and overlooked occupations--from nurses to truck drivers, janitors to lawyers, salespeople to stay-at-home parents. -Part III (A Year of Blessing) highlights times to preach and pray about vocation throughout the church year and cultural calendar. Drawing from research with hundreds of Christians in congregations across the country about their sense of God's call in their lives, the book fills the gap between Christianity's rich theologies of vocation and people's pastoral needs in living out their callings. To Bless Our Callings is a perfect resource for catechists, musicians, worship leaders, spiritual directors, retreat leaders, campus ministers, and chaplains.

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Little Rock Scripture Study: Guides for personal reflection + small groups

Mercy: God’s Nature, Our Challenge

Jesus calls us to be merciful as his heavenly Father is merciful (Luke 6:36). Explore one of the psalms that offers thanks for God’s mercy in salvation history, and reflect on two gospel stories that illustrate the meaning of mercy then and now.

Dashed Hopes: When Our Best-Laid Plans Fall Apart

Where do we turn when our hopes are dashed, when we look at best-laid plans and see only shattered dreams? With fresh perspectives on Jeremiah's plans for "a future of hope," Jesus' agony in the garden, and Isaiah's promise of "a way in the wilderness," Laura Kelly Fanucci offers hope for those wondering what comes next when life feels broken.

Grief: Finding Hope in Sorrow

Loss comes to each of us, without fail. Scripture can serve as a companion to us in the grief we bear and ultimately in our surrender to our compassionate God. Through this set of insightful reflections on the stories of Ruth and Naomi, the death and raising of Jesus' friend Lazarus, and the promise of a new heaven and earth, Laura Kelly Fanucci invites us to a deepening experience of God's healing presence in our lives.

Little Rock Scripture Study: Guides for personal reflection + small groups

Mercy: God’s Nature, Our Challenge

Jesus calls us to be merciful as his heavenly Father is merciful (Luke 6:36). Explore one of the psalms that offers thanks for God’s mercy in salvation history, and reflect on two gospel stories that illustrate the meaning of mercy then and now.

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Dashed Hopes: When Our Best-Laid Plans Fall Apart

Where do we turn when our hopes are dashed, when we look at best-laid plans and see only shattered dreams?  Laura Kelly Fanucci offers hope for those wondering what comes next when life feels broken.

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Grief: Finding Hope in Sorrow

Laura Kelly Fanucci explores how to find hope in sorrow and beauty in the process of grieving. 

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Book Reviews

Grieving Together by Laura Kelly Fanucci & Franco David Fanucci

Grieving Together is a godsend for anyone grieving the loss of a pregnancy. It’s written with clarity, sensitivity, and compassion, and is equally accessible to women and men. Losing a pregnancy can feel like wandering through the wilderness, but this book is an invaluable guide and the Fanuccis are the wisest and most encouraging of fellow travelers. It’s not a stretch to say that lives will be changed by this beautiful, much-needed book.” 

— Ginny Kubitz Moyer

Author of Taste and See: Experiencing the Goodness of God with Our Five Senses and Random MOMents of Grace: Experiencing God in the Adventures of Motherhood
To Bless Our Callings by Laura Kelly Fanucci

"Laura Fanucci’s book To Bless Our Callings  is a theological, spiritual, and liturgical gem. Filled with insight into how callings relate to the stages of life, paid and unpaid work and the professions, and the liturgical year, it provides a comprehensive and eminently usable resource for pastors, religious leaders, and anyone who wants to relate their faith to every aspect of human life."

— Douglas Schuurman

Professor of Religion at St. Olaf College and author of Vocation: Discerning Our Callings in Life
Everyday Sacrament by Laura Kelly Fanucci

"With heart, honesty and humor, Laura Kelly Fanucci’s offering of a peek into her quest for God in the midst of the craziness of parenting will help inspire you along your own path to God. Full of tender moments and truth, Everyday Sacrament is a book that every Catholic who ever lived in a family will appreciate."

– Lisa M. Hendey

Founder of CatholicMom.com and author of The Grace of Yes

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Book Reviews

Grieving Together by Laura Kelly Fanucci & Franco David Fanucci

Grieving Together is a godsend for anyone grieving the loss of a pregnancy. It’s written with clarity, sensitivity, and compassion, and is equally accessible to women and men. Losing a pregnancy can feel like wandering through the wilderness, but this book is an invaluable guide and the Fanuccis are the wisest and most encouraging of fellow travelers. It’s not a stretch to say that lives will be changed by this beautiful, much-needed book.” 

— Ginny Kubitz Moyer

Author of Taste and See: Experiencing the Goodness of God with Our Five Senses and Random MOMents of Grace: Experiencing God in the Adventures of Motherhood
To Bless Our Callings by Laura Kelly Fanucci

"Laura Fanucci’s book To Bless Our Callings  is a theological, spiritual, and liturgical gem. Filled with insight into how callings relate to the stages of life, paid and unpaid work and the professions, and the liturgical year, it provides a comprehensive and eminently usable resource for pastors, religious leaders, and anyone who wants to relate their faith to every aspect of human life."

— Douglas Schuurman

Professor of Religion at St. Olaf College and author of Vocation: Discerning Our Callings in Life
Everyday Sacrament by Laura Kelly Fanucci

"With heart, honesty and humor, Laura Kelly Fanucci’s offering of a peek into her quest for God in the midst of the craziness of parenting will help inspire you along your own path to God. Full of tender moments and truth, Everyday Sacrament is a book that every Catholic who ever lived in a family will appreciate."

– Lisa M. Hendey

Founder of CatholicMom.com and author of The Grace of Yes

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