Rocking the Cradle Catholic Giveaway


moore_coverThis month, in conjunction with Catholic Moments Podcast #135 featuring author Mary Moore, we are thrilled to offer our readers the opportunity to win one of three copies of Mary’s great book Rocking the Cradle Catholic.  Here’s a brief description of Mary’s book:

Raising healthy, holy, Catholic children is no easy task. Rocking the Cradle Catholic uses humor and simple, everyday examples – from how to choose a godparent, to prioritizing your vocation and other ministry work, to teaching children about war – in order to guide parents in practical imitation of the Holy Family. Recognizing parents as the primary catechists and family as the domestic church. Rocking the Cradle Catholic is meant to offer encouragement while challenging Catholic parents to be even more committed to their vocation of marriage and family life. Each chapter includes questions for contemplation and action that can be used for personal prayer or within a group setting.

To enter to win this contest, you must leave a comment on this post with a valid email address (which won’t be published or shared) before Midnight PST on February 3, 2010.  I’ll draw three random winners and announce the winners when the contest has ended.

Update: Our lucky winners are Denise (#71), Susan H. (#97), Christine (#23),  and Christy (#104). Your prizes will be sent soon.  Take a look at our other contests for more great chances to win!


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. Jackie Whiteside on

    The book sounds awesome, especially as I try to raise three catholic kids in our small town. Thanks for the offer and the great podcasts!

  2. Charlene McIntyre on

    I cannot wait to read this book! I am raising two beautiful boys, one whom just turned a teenager and so I could use all the advise I can get. I am going to add the book to my virtual book club. Thanks for the opportunity to win!

  3. Thanks for the info. on what sounds like an amazing book. I’ll pass it along to all the fellow Catholic Moms I know. Can’t wait to get a copy!

  4. Ooh, I would love to read this book! Any advice on how to raise Catholic kids is right up my alley! Thanks for the opportunity!

  5. I work in Youth Ministry and am a busy wife and mom of 2 – 14 year old son and 8 year old daughter. This book has a down to earth feel about it that speaks directly to families – both personal and parish! Good luck with this book!


  6. Barb Patterson on

    We cradle Catholics can sometimes really be shown up by our new Catholic friends and neighbors. Time for us to hold up our end of things. Sign me up for this book!

  7. Sounds like a book I would love to read…Raising moral, modest, children of faith is definitely a challenge in our culture today.

  8. My kids are already grown but the section on dating sound very interesting. God bless and we love listening to your podcast.

  9. Oh, how I’d love to win this! I am married to a Protestant who is not particularly supportive of my raising our daughter Catholic. I’m thrilled that she loves Jesus, Mary, and going to Mass, but it sure isn’t easy…

  10. Gabriela Pinedo on

    Praise God for woman like Mary Moore, who have responded to God’s call to bless the Body of Christ with their talents. Sounds like a fantastic book!!.

  11. Jen Herrington on

    I’m looking forward to reading this book. I am a graduate student of theology and a volunteer catechist for our parish. I see a huge need for ongoing faith formation for parents. It sounds like this book will help fill that gap. This is especially important during those first five years of life when the parents really are the greatest influence and primary teachers of their children.

    Please make this book available on Kindle!

  12. I would love to share this with my son and daughter-in-law and their new baby boy. Isn’t that what grandmas are supposed to do?

  13. I can use all the ammo I can get to arm my children with faith that will last. Our society doesn’t care about their faith, so they need to be well formed. Thanks for this exposure to a great book. I will have to buy it even if I don’t win.

  14. This is a book I could use every day as my six year old finishes his year of first grade at st. Peter’s – we have already had many “doozy” questions. Good Luck to all 🙂

  15. Trying to raise Catholic children in this society is not easy. We all need all the help we can get and this sounds like a wonderful book. Thank you for the chance to win. If I don’t I’ll put it on my wishlist for my birthday or Mother’s day! Thank You!!

  16. I always feel challenged to raise my daughters up as good Catholics in the society that we live in. This book caught my eye and I look forward to reading it to help me in this challenge!

  17. This book would be perfect for our mothers book club. Always searching for information and support on how to do the right thing in this world.

  18. I just started a Woman’s Ministry called The Mary And Elizabeth Aposolate For Marriage and Motherhood. This book would be a great asset to our lending library and our mentoring program.We have a great responsibility as woman, to pass our wholly Catholic faith down to the next generation. I find that moms do not pass their faith down to their children, because they do not know their faith. You can only teach what you know and what you live. We need to birth a generation of Catholics, who know their Catholic faith, live their Catholic faith and love their Catholic faith.This book sounds like it would be an aid in educating the younger woman who have embraced the vocation of motherhood to do jjust that. Thanks for writing this boiok. I can not wait to read it and pass it on to the next generation.

  19. Not many Guys on here , but this looks like a fantastic book for guys too!! Need more writers and books like this! God Bless you!
    Brian in Oregon

  20. Susan DiParisi on

    Thank you for the opportunity. I am trying to teach our children—4 and 1/2,3 and 1—our Catholic values and traditions. This book will be a great help. God bless.

  21. I loved the interview. Life Teen was my first introduction to Catholicism, even though I was already an adult. Since converting, I’m always thrilled to hear of new resources to help us live our faith with our three children. Thank you for this site and for this interview!

  22. Jennifer Fagge on

    What a great book. I got a Bachelor’s degree in Theology and wanted that knowledge so that I could thoroughly and accurately pass my faith onto my children but it has proven so challenging. For starters, how do I word it so that they can understand it? How do I explain the miracle of Christ’s birth without explaining the whole “Birds and Bees” thing.? There are many many more challenges.

  23. I would LOVE to read this book. Both my husband and I are recent converts to Catholicism and there is so much about it to learn and enjoy. We have three daughters, 4, 2 and 10 days and are looking for guidance in building their faith in this trying world. Thanks for a chance to win!

  24. Jill Heydinger on

    I have been married for almost 19 years and I wish I would of had a book like this to help me when we were starting out. Many of my younger friends are getting married and having a family, This is going to be a great book to give them. Thanks for using your God given talent to further the Kingdom.

  25. Stephanie Landrum on

    I am a convert, and I feel such love or the church. I would love to have an edge on giving my “cradle Catholic” boys the same love!

  26. I could definitely use this book as I foster the Faith in the two little souls that He has entrusted me with thus far!

  27. I heard Mary Moore say during her interview with you that she never expected writing a book, especially since being a mom was her priority , and books take a lot of time. God bless her for writing about her faith and motherhood! Including contemplation is a great gift to her readers. I look forward to reading it. P.S. thanks for the short chapters!


    I have not read this book yet, but am very anxious to do so since I am a Catholic Mom raising, along with my husband, my two boys in the Catholic faith. Being in both Baptism and Family Ministry, I have found so many parents who are looking for the connection that has been described in Mary’s book and I would welcome receiving her book so I can use it as a resouce in my ministry to parents.

  29. I can use all the help I can get! Between my vocation as a mother and wife and my volunteering at church coordinating the nursery ministry, I’m always looking for good information and support for Catholic women!

  30. I heard Mary Moore interviewed by Greg and Jennifer on The Catholics Next Door podcast and was happy to hear her again on yours. What a great book…as a mom of 8 I am always looking for good ideas!

  31. It doesn’t get any easier the more children you have. I cannot wait to read Mary’s book! As a convert, its these important decisions made while they’re young that I have no experience with or history behind. This books looks amazing.

  32. I just had a new baby boy, so I am literally “rocking the cradle Catholic”! I would love to read this book — please enter me in the giveaway! Thanks!

  33. With one 17 month old son and another arriving in May, and not being a cradle Catholic myself, I’m always looking for resources on how to raise up my little men in the faith! This book looks like an amazing resource!

  34. Please enter me in this contest! I have been looking for a book or a resource or something to help give me some guidance or just some fresh ideas in raising 4 kids in this anti Catholic world. I has gotten especially challenging since the oldest 2 started school. The ideas they come home with that they heard from other kids – and the language! Very scarry.

  35. I have recently thought about this task. I have even gone to my parish seeking a family formation so that parents would have the tools to raise true disciples, as the CCC outlines us to do. This book is definitely going on my to read list.

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