Many know Lisa Hendey as the editor and founder of the popular CatholicMom.com website, a Catholic speaker and host of the Catholic Moments podcast. Now, she can add “successful book author” to her list of credits. The beautifully written “The Handbook for Catholic Moms, Nurturing your Heart, Mind, Body and Soul” – focuses on mothering topics unique to Catholics as well as the issues faced irrespective of faith.
The Handbook offers many practical, helpful suggestions, infused with personal stories and quotes from some of our favorite Popes and Saints. By beginning every chapter with one of Lisa’s own personal stories related to the chapter, Lisa hooks the reader. I found each story captivating and reassuring, filled with emotion that reminds each of us that we are facing the same issues together. The personal tidbits of her own experiences are woven throughout the book. Giving the reader support and helpful, practical information on the topics.
By opening herself up and sharing those personal stories contained in each chapter, Lisa really connects with the reader. So much of what she writes could be my story. Or, where I hope my story takes me in a few years. She identifies things so many of us struggle with as a Mom: interfaith marriage, taking little kids to mass, finding time (making time) for personal prayer, committing to healthy living, and managing our schedules among household chaos. As I read through the book, I felt as if it was written specifically for my life. It was a book just for me filled with wonderful examples, suggestions, and personal stories to which I can easily relate.
This is a great gift for all Catholic moms! Get one for all the mothers in your life, even for yourself. Lisa’s creative way of connecting her own passionate journey with our own means her book truly is a Handbook to guide us in our own lives as Catholic Moms.
Available as an Audio Book
Gifts for the Catholic Mom in Your Life
The Handbook for Catholic Moms and A Book of Saints for Catholic Moms and, both by Lisa M. Hendey make excellent books for any Catholic mom in your life. Learn more about the Book of Saints for Catholic Moms in our article here. You can purchase the books by clicking on the pictures below for their listings on Amazon.
The Handbook for Catholic Moms
Book of Saints for Catholic Moms
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