Catholic Moments #101 - Kristin Armstrong


Kristin Armstrong joins us this week to discuss her great new book Work in Progress: An Unfinished Woman’s Guide to Grace (Faith Words).  We are giving away three copies of Kristin’s book. To enter, you must leave a comment on this post with a valid email address (which won’t be published or shared) before Midnight PST on Wednesday, May 20, 2009.  I’ll draw a random winners and announce the names over the weekend.


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About Author

Lisa M. Hendey is the founder and editor of and the bestselling author of the Chime Travelers children's fiction series, The Grace of Yes, The Handbook for Catholic Moms and A Book of Saints for Catholic Moms. As a board member and frequent host on KNXT Catholic Television, Lisa has produced and hosted multiple programs and has appeared on EWTN and CatholicTV. Hendey hosted “Catholic Moments” on Radio Maria and is the technology contributor for EWTN’s SonRise Morning Show. Lisa's articles have appeared in Catholic Digest, National Catholic Register, and Our Sunday Visitor. Hendey travels internationally giving workshops on faith, family, and Catholic technology and communications topics. She was selected as an Elizabeth Egan Journalism Fellow, attended the Vatican Bloggers Meeting, the “Bishops and Bloggers” meeting and has written internationally on the work of Catholic Relief Services and Unbound. Hendey lives with her family in the Archdiocese of Los Angeles. Visit Lisa at for information on her speaking schedule or to invite her to visit your group, parish or organization.


  1. I loved your talk with Kristen Armstrong. I enjoy everything about your podcast, but this exchange was particularly interesting to me. I’ve often felt that the softness she talks about is missing in our lives and does not imply being a wimp. I will definitely be reading her book.
    Thanks for all you do, Lisa!

  2. Add my name to the kittie! I think this sounds like a must read this summer! I would be happy to place it on the top of my pile. Frequently my principal (at our Catholic school) is asking for recommended readings for spiritual growth for our staff.

  3. Tracy Bua Smith on

    Please enter my name. I’m open to winning a book that will help me become a woman, wife and homeschooling mom of grace! Thanks!

  4. Lora Owings on

    I just started listening to your podcasts. Thanks for your perspective. Please add me to the list for the book.

  5. Hi, I just started listening to your podcasts last week, Thank you so much for sharing your time and talents with us!

    p.s. please enter me, I follow Kristin’s blog on runner’s world as well as Catholic mom!

  6. Lisa,
    I love your podcasts, and I have followed Kristin for years, I really enjoy her milemarkers blog.
    Thank you for entering me in the contest!

  7. That title is “totally me”. And all my dear friends as well–so I’ll be able to share when I’m done!

  8. Please enter me in the drawing. This sounds like a great book to read and to share. My sister and I are always sharing reading materials. Can’t wait to read and share this one. Thank you 🙂

  9. This sounds like a great book for our book club. I never knew she was Catholic.

    Please add me to the drawing.

  10. Jacki Prostko on

    I didn’t know Kristin Armstrong was a Catholic mom. Thanks for the introduction to her book – loved what she had to say about women having “lost their curves” in reference to our gift of softness and her hope that we appreciate this God-given gift and nurture it. Can’t wait to read more!

  11. Too late for me to enter; I just got referred to this site yesterday. The book looks exactly like what I need! After thanks, Grace is what I pray for.It would have been serendipitous! Jan

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