Greg and Jennifer Willits; foreword by Father Roderick Vonhögen — Book 141 pgs.
Publisher: Servant Books (2012)
Real parenting involves grit, and that’s what you’ll find in this new book by Greg and Jennifer Willits. The authors, co-hosts of the popular SiriusXM radio show “Catholics Next Door,” have written a real-world guide for Catholic families who stumble toward holiness. They don’t ignore the daily grind of screw-ups, arguments, yelling, pooping and trying to form saints against all odds. The book is a collection of stories showing the ups and downs, successes and failures of their own family life. You’ll find children lassoing each other with rosaries, the difficult darkness of miscarriage, profound moments of conversion and plenty of fun adventures in between. Greg and Jennifer don’t sugar-coat the tough times or embellish the good—they just tell it like it is. We need such ordinary saints with one foot on the floor and one in heaven. The Willits give that in The Catholics Next Door, and Catholic parents will find it refreshing and inspiring. Brandon Vogt, Our Sunday Visitor
The Catholics Next Door: Adventures in Imperfect Living
These days, getting kids to focus on God instead of their iPods takes nothing less than supernatural intervention. Loving God and following him often makes you look weird to your neighbors.The Willitses understand the struggle, and in their very first book, they share their energetic, humorous, and imperfect attempts to live out their faith in today's world. Sometimes it helps to know that others are on the same narrow path as you, stumbling just as you do. Greg and Jennifer Willitses' view of the world covers the gamut of daily life, from kids and comic books to marriage and dealing with technology, and shows readers that you don’t have to be perfect parents with perfect kids to be good Catholics.
Stock #: T36135
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