- The fabulous picture of St. John Paul II on the cover. I loved seeing this wonderful saint in shades and a beret on my nightstand or counter every day. As if JPII weren’t awesome enough already, right?
- The foreword by Jeannie Gaffigan. It’s as great as you’d expect it to be.
- Short, engaging chapters. Even when I had a short window in which to read, I’d still gobble up three or four chapters before I could put the book down.
- Saints! Each chapter offers a short bio of a relevant saint, many of whom I hadn’t heard of before. I loved being reminded of the breadth and depth of the communion of saints each time I “met” someone new.
- New-to-me prayers. Each chapter also includes a prayer that you might not have heard before. Many of my dog-ears are on these pages, as I’ll want to come back to them.
- The various perspectives of the authors. The contributors include a priest, a nun, and laypeople serving the Lord in a variety of ways. Their different paths toward the same goal add depth and interest to the topics presented.
- Humor! I have been enjoying spiritual reading more and more as I get older and more invested in my faith. There is something powerful about reading an encyclical or a treatise on some aspect of the faith, but sometimes I want to engage with the traditions of the Church in vocabulary I’m more familiar with, e.g. baby naming, Birkenstocks, and contemporary music. This book fit the bill and gave me lots of interesting info to share in casual conversation—truly a means of evangelizing!
Copyright 2018 Lindsay Schlegel
About the Author
Lindsay Schlegel is a daughter of God, wife, mom, editor, and speaker. She’s the author of Don’t Forget to Say Thank You: And Other Parenting Lessons That Brought Me Closer to God and host of the podcast Quote Me with Lindsay Schlegel. Lindsay seeks to encourage, inspire, and lift others up to be all they were created to be. Connect with Lindsay at her website, LindsaySchlegel.com.