New indie Catholic releases for first quarter 2015

Time for the quarterly new release report from Indie Catholic Authors!

Navigating Deep Waters: Meditations for CaregiversJeannie Ewing released her first book in February, along with co-author Eileen Benthal.

Navigating Deep Waters: Meditations for Caregivers is a unique resource for busy caregivers who are physically and emotionally spent at the end of a long day. Not a typical book, Navigating Deep Waters is divided into short, page-long chapters that act as meditations for the reader. At the end of each chapter, a few reflection questions intended to serve as journaling prompts and a short prayer are offered to close up the concept. We know caregivers are busy, because we are caregivers.

Jeannie has two daughters with special needs, one with a rare genetic condition. And Eileen has been a caregiver to her adult daughter, who also has a rare genetic condition, for eighteen years. We know caregivers don’t have a lot of time. And the time we do have is precious. We must be selective with how we use what little time we have to ourselves. Navigating Deep Waters: Meditations for Caregivers is your oasis in the midst of a long, dusty desert. It is refreshment for your mind and food for your soul. It will aid you on your unique journey and call as a caregiver and ultimately lead you to self-discovery, hope, and healing.

“I see Navigating Deep Waters: Meditations for Caregivers in the hands of Grief Counselors, Parish Crisis programs, for parents of children with Special Needs, or the parents of teens in drug programs, and even in Prison Ministry. See what I mean? The ways to benefit from it are too numerous to list.”

~Kaye Park Hinkley, writer of Southern fiction

Learning to Pray with St. JosemariaAuthor Tom McDonough published Learning to Pray with St. Josemaria in March.

To pray is to talk to God, but how? With this book we learn from a master, St. Josemaría Escrivá. Part I takes selections from his written works in which he interrupts himself to speak directly with God. Part II is his collection of New Testament passages assembled in 1933 for his own prayer, reflection and preaching. Together they accent the simple, confident, childlike way he talked with his divine Father. St. Josemaría’s message was and is that God calls us all to holiness in the midst of the mundane things of every day.

Tom McDonough has been learning to pray with St. Josemaría for 45 years. He is working on an historical novel of Dorothy Day’s years in Greenwich Village and a biography of Ernesto Cofiño. The causes of canonization for both of these people has begun.

Collection: A Daisy Hunter Story is a new release by author Mariann Sciucco. In this short story, a young girl and her family accompany their housepainter father on a trip to collect his wages from a slow-paying customer, and encounter surprising consequences.

Marianne’s debut novel, Blue Hydrangeas, an Alzheimer’s love story, is a Kindle bestseller, IndieReader Approved, a BookWorks featured book, and winner of IndieReCon’s Best Indie Novel Award, 2014. She is working on a young adult novel to be released later this year.

If you would like a free review copy of any of these new releases, please leave a comment below and the author will contact you. Happy reading!


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