Beautifully Composed Novel

This beautifully written Young Adult novel centers around the strong faith of two sisters, Emilia and Maria, and their extraordinary talents.

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The Gate by Nancy Carabio Belanger

The Gate by Nancy Carabio Belanger This YA novel is written from the perspective of the grown-up Joshua, as he looks back and remembers a life-changing time in his past. I loved this book and couldn’t wait to see how the story played out. I was so moved by the friendship of Josh and the …

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New Faith Through Fiction Vlog

Do you ever find yourself saying, “My life is a mess!” God has an answer for all our problems, healing for all our wounds, and a path that will bring far greater joy than the path the world presents to us. How can we find this path, this healing, these answers? Don’t underestimate the power …

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A Catholic Nancy Drew Style Mystery

Do you have a teen who enjoys Nancy Drew style mysteries? If so, she will definitely enjoy Leslea Wahl’s new offering, Where You Lead. Eve has been having strange visions of a boy, Nick, that she has never met in Washington D.C., a city she has never been in. She’s beginning to question her sanity, …

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Timeless Historical Catholic Fiction for Teens

Looking for some inspiring, enjoyable Catholic fiction for your teenage daughter? Playing by Heart by Carmela Martino may be just what you are looking for. Maria and Emilia Salvini are two gifted teens growing up in 18th-century Milan. In one way, they have been extremely blessed in that their father believed in educating girls. Her …

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Help Your Teen Have a Personal Relationship with Jesus

Do you have a personal relationship with Jesus? It sounds like a question straight out of an evangelical Protestant’s mouth, but it is relevant for us Catholics as well. Katie Prejean McGrady is a young Catholic mom and a Catholic speaker working primarily with teens and young adults. In 2016, she spoke to a large …

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Letting Your Children Be Who God Made Them to Be

I can’t tell you how many times in my parenting journey that I have wished for a set of instructions directly from God geared to that particular child at that particular moment. Unfortunately, that’s not the way life works. Most new expectant parents have dreams about what their child will be like. Then, you actually …

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Why Teens Should Have Meaningful Work

I don’t agree with everything in the following article (all people have intrinsic value independent of their economic contribution and I am very thankful for the social safety net for senior citizens), but I do think it offers much food for thought. Teenagers should be able to make a meaningful contribution to society via the …

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The Loving Push: How Parents and Professionals Can Help Spectrum Kids

If you have a child on the higher end of the autism spectrum (or if you are without an official diagnosis but suspect that your child fits the criteria) you will definitely want to read The Loving Push: How Parents and Professionals can help spectrum kids become successful adults. Temple Grandin, Ph.D., who has autism …

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