Matthew Kelly’s Dynamic Catholic Inks Deal for Novel on Preteen Jesus

Matthew Kelly

Matthew Kelly

Editor’s: For fiction fans and those who follow the work of Matthew Kelly, the following is exciting news. We congratulation friend of the site Chris Stepien for this recent announcement that Three Days: The Search for the Boy Messiah will receive such great exposure. Lisa

Matthew Kelly’s Dynamic Catholic Inks Deal for Novel on Preteen Jesus,
‘Three Days: The Search for the Boy Messiah’

Front_Cover.4321665Dearborn, Michigan (October 15, 2014) – Author and EMMY-Award-winning writer, producer-director, Chris Stepien, has reached a publishing agreement with Dynamic Catholic for his biblically-based novel about 12-year-old Jesus. “Three Days: The Search for the Boy Messiah” will be part of Dynamic Catholic’s pioneering book program, which has sold more than five million spiritual books and CDs to over four thousand Catholic parish communities since 2007.

Best-selling author and acclaimed speaker, Matthew Kelly, is the founder of Dynamic Catholic. The successful book program allows churches to make large, bulk purchases of media very affordably, in order for them to give free copies to all who attend services on Christian holy days, such as Christmas, Ash Wednesday and Easter.

Dynamic Catholic is currently planning a release date for “Three Days.”

“As a husband and father of two sons, this Bible story has always challenged me,” said Stepien. “I wrote this book for the child in all of us,” he added. “Teens feel this Jesus could be a best friend. Parents relate to him as an extraordinary son or grandson. College students and other adults see the preteen Messiah as disarmingly inspirational.”

“‘Three Days’ is our first novel and it connects with an important Dynamic Catholic initiative,” said Kelly. “We recently launched ‘Decision Point,’ 72 videos to prepare young people for the sacrament of Confirmation. With ‘Three Days,’ Confirmation candidates can explore their relationship with Jesus,” he added. “At 12-years-old, the boy Messiah has a lot in common with them. This story shows us God’s love is very real and always relevant.”

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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.

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