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Amazing Grace Series Wants to Hear your Story

Information provided by Patti Armstrong, co-author Amazing Grace Series


Sure we were told: "For better or worse, for richer or poorer...," but does anyone really know what they are in for? Marriage is a sacrament often filled with glimpses of heaven, hell, and plenty of purgatory. Yet, with God's grace, it remains a holy institution.

If you are married, you have a story to share. Your story can help inspire and support other Catholic couples living out their wedding vows. And what a surprise or way to honor your spouse. If your story is accepted, it will be published in Amazing Grace for Married Couples; part of the new Amazing Grace series published by Ascension Press. These are Chicken Soup style books for Catholics. The editors behind the project are Jeff Cavins (author, teacher, and host on EWTN) and Matthew Pinto (author of Did Adam & Eve Have Bellybuttons...And 199 other questions from Catholic Teenagers and publisher.)

Here are some story suggestions, but don't limit yourself to just these:

for richer or poorer
for better or worse stories (happy endings please)
in sickness and in health
humor of any kind
incredible love stories
how children change a marriage
stories and observations of other marriages, ie. parents, grandparents, etc

We are open to almost any inspiration, faith-building or otherwise touching story. Also, your story(ies) need not be specifically related to the Catholic faith. General stories of virtue and goodness or stories with a good moral ending are welcome. Previously published articles you enjoyed can also be submitted. It will be an opportunity to reach thousands across the country, as this book will be in both Catholic and secular book stores.

Also Seeking Christmas Stories

As for Christmas, surely everyone has a heart warming moment. Here are some ideas:

Discovering the true meaning of Christmas
Turning from materialism
Family situations
A surprising or touching gift
Humor of any kind
Family memories--must be humorous or in some sort of story form; not just a random memory.

Required length is 100 to 2,500 words. The deadline is December 2004

Send submissions to: [email protected] or 618 W. Boulevard; Bismarck, ND 58501.

Feel free to pass this invitation on.

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