Saturday, April 23, 2011

Six New Books

I’m currently working on, and need prayers for, a few new book projects, as follows:
1.The Marriage Quest: A book on courtship and marriage, jam-packed with literary examples and paradigm-shifting advice on how to woo and be wooed.
2.The Wayfarer’s Guide to the Malice and Snares of the Devil: A spiritual warfare guide, in a tongue-in-cheek style. Ancient insights with a modern edge.
3.Theology of the Body for the Married Woman: A Theology of the Body book that applies John Paul II’s insights specifically to the female body, and which provides practical insights into married sexuality without sinking into schlock sentimentality.
4.A Crisis of Passion: This was supposed to be released this Winter by the late lamented Circle Books, and is now seeking a new publisher. It ports the best of Postmodern thought into a Catholic context, examines how Catholic art can speak to the postmodern generations, and answers questions like “What is postmodernism anyway?”
5.Slave of Two Masters: This already has a publisher, but I need to get it drafted over the next couple of months while giving birth to my sixth baby. It’s about how Christ’s teachings on poverty apply to lay people, and especially families, with an emphasis on how to have more fun with, and get more out of, the economic downturn.
6.Octavia: This is my pet favourite, because it’s a novel. It’s about a sixteen year old girl, the youngest of eight, whose parents like to pretend that Rome never fell. Six years ago, her best friend fell into a sinister well that was dug at the Beginning of Time in order to hide all of the secrets that had to be kept from the eyes of God. Young adult supernatural horror, with geeky Classical references.
Any comments or suggestions would be appreciated, and of course, throw St. Francis Xavier a line and ask him to shepherd these projects into print.

1 comment:

  1. I've been hoping that someday you would write something about the different feminine types you mention in Sexual Authenticity. Real helpful, right? But these all sound great and when any of them are published I will buy and read them even though I've sworn no-more-books until I finish the ones I already have. I especially hope #4 comes to completion because I'm so, so interested in the topic and need more insight to be able to relate these ideas to my postmodern friends, who must think that by becoming Catholic I've joined an alien race. Which is fairly true.

    I was just talking to a priest-friend about the general topic of #5, specifically how miserable people are making themselves worrying about losing all the things they consider essential to their lifestyle.

    I love the idea of #1, since I loved your blog post critiquing another book on dating and wholeheartedly agreed with you.

    All of these sound awesome. Keep up the great work!


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