You are invited to join me this week for An Engaging Faith on Breadbox Media daily at 4pm EST
Stripped by Heather King (Loyola Press), Already There: Letting God Find You by Fr. Mark Mossa (Franciscan Press), and Tackling Tough Topics with Faith and Fiction by Diana Jenkins (Pauline Books & Media)
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Getting ready for the New Year and counting our blessings!
Jana Reiss joins us with Flunking Sainthood Everyday, Heather King with Stripped, Fr. Mark Mossa with Already There: Letting God Find You, Diana Jenkins Tackling Tough Topics with Faith and Fiction
And Encore Marge Fenlon with Our Lady Undoer of Knots
Monday: Jana Reiss, an editor in the publishing industry since 2008, she has primarily worked in the areas of religion, history, popular culture, ethics, and biblical studies. Jana holds degrees in religion from Wellesley College and Princeton Theological Seminary, and a Ph.D. in American religious history from Columbia University. She speaks often to media about issues pertaining to religion in America, and has been interviewed by the Associated Press, Time, Newsweek, People, the Boston Globe, USA Today, the Los Angeles Times, and Newsday, among other print publications, as well as “Voice of America,” the “Today” show, MSNBC, and NPR’s “All Things Considered,” “Tell Me More,” and “Talk of the Nation.” She joins us to discuss Flunking Sainthood Every Day: A Daily Devotional for the Rest of Us.
Tuesday: Heather King, is a Catholic convert ,former barfly, with several books, among them Parched, Redeemed, Shirt of Flame, Poor Baby,and Stumble: Virtue, Vice and the Space Between. She writes a weekly column on arts and culture for The Tidings, a weekly column in Aleteia, and a monthly column in Magnificat magazine. Heather also speaks nationwide, lead retreats, provides editing services and blogs at www.Heather-King.com.
Wednesday: Fr. Mark Mossa SJ, is a Jesuit priest, teacher, retreat leader and author, currently teaches American Catholicism at Fordham University in New York. He is the author ofSaint Ignatius Loyola–The Spiritual Writings: Annotated & Explained, and Already There: Letting God Find You. Fr. Mark has a particular passion for ministry to young adults in their 20s and 30s, and a fascination with the intersection of faith and culture, especially popular culture. He is also co-author and co-editor of Just War, Lasting Peace: What Christian Traditions Can Teach Us. Fr. Mark’s writing has appeared in various publications such as America and Company magazine, as well as on BustedHalo.com.
Thursday: Diana Jenkins, is the author of more than four hundred stories, articles, plays, books, and comic strips for children and teens. After twenty-plus years as a special education teacher, she became a freelance writer. Her books of plays include Just Deal With It! Funny Readers Theatre for Life’s Not-So-Funny Moments, All Year Long! Funny Readers Theatre for Life’s Special Times, and Spotlight on Saints! A Year of Funny Readers Theater for Today’s Catholic Kids. She’s also written two comic collections: The Stepping Stones Comic Collection and The Saints of Note Comic Collection. Her other books include The Stepping Stones Journals, a middle grade novel, and Goodness Graces! Ten Short Stories About the Sacraments, a collection of short stories. She joins us to discuss Tackling Tough Topics: With Faith and Fiction.
Friday: Marge Fenelon is a Catholic author, blogger, speaker, and longtime contributor to a variety of Catholic and secular publications and websites, including Our Sunday Visitor, National Catholic Register, Catholic Digest, and Catholic News Service. Her column, The Whirl, appears in the Milwaukee Catholic Herald, and her blog, Catholic to the Core, is on Patheos. Fenelon is the author of a number of books related to Marian devotion and Catholic family life, including Imitating Mary. Fenelon is a regular guest on Catholic radio, including Relevant Radio’s Morning Air and EWTN’s Son Rise Morning Show. Marge will be joining us to discuss her latest book Our Lady, Undoer of Knots: A Living Novena .