Julie Davis, of Happy Catholic, has been one of my blogging heroes for many years. She’s the reason I ventured into blogging and she was my introduction to the Catholic blogosphere.
Her new book, Happy Catholic: Glimpses of God in Everyday Life, is made up of many of her favorite quotes. What makes this book worth its cover price is Davis’s take on things, which has plenty of down-to-earth wisdom and reminders that God is all around us.
Davis, as she does so often in her other pursuits, shows us that faith and life cannot be separated. That’s why you find quotes from Alice Cooper and the TV show Joan of Arcadia. It explains the quips from The Simpsons and the dialogues from various movies and novels.
This book isn’t just a good read, though it is that. It’s also the perfect devotional for the busiest person you know. It’s a great resource for the practice of finding faith right in front of your face. It’s an indispensable handbook for a moment with the God who took the time to get down and dirty by becoming one of us.
On her blog, Julie’s tagline is “Not always happy, but always happy to be Catholic.” If you’ve ever wondered why or how, then you’ll want to read this book.
Whether you’re the kind of person who loves a good quote or you’re someone who needs a different approach to reflective reading, you’re sure to find something in Happy Catholic to inspire a smile.
What makes YOU a happy Catholic? Share in the comments by midnight on Friday, April 22, and you might win your own copy of Happy Catholic!
(Thanks to Servant Books for sponsoring this contest.)
Copyright 2011 Sarah Reinhard