my very first giveaway!
I know most of you are sometimes as frustrated and discouraged at the state of the American Catholic church as I am, and we need some good news. We need to hear that all is not lost, and there may yet be change coming... holy change. Hope is brewing, and the author of this book has the proof.
I stumbled across David's website, The Catholic Report, many months back, and I was delighted to see that his last name is Hartline! He is the only Hartline I've ever met that I'm not related to, though he and I have both come to agree that somewhere down the line, he is related to my husband somehow. There just aren't that many Hartline's around.
He has written this wonderfully encouraging book, The Tide is Turning Toward Catholicism, in which he documents the many ways in which good things are happening in the Catholic church in America and around the world.
In our time bad news and scandals abound, yet David presents a very strong case for optimism and hope that the tide is indeed turning toward, and not away from the Catholic Church.
I'm having a great time reading it myself, (chapter 6 is one of my favorites) and I'm learning a lot of encouraging things. David has his facts lined up well, and he's good at connecting the dots of cause and effect.
So, I'd love to pass this fantastic book on to one of you! David has generously given me a signed copy of the book to give away, so leave a comment on this post and tell me something positive about the faith, or your parish, or your favorite priest, or your favorite saint, or something! Just share some good news with me, and I'll enter your name in the drawing.
Then be sure to check back on June 5 when I'll announce the winner! (Winner will need to send me their mailing address!)