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21 Ways to Worship

21 Ways to Worship

If the thought of a book about Eucharistic Adoration makes you feel guilty, sleepy, overwhelmed or uncomfortable, prepare to have your mind changed. That’s what happened to me when I picked up 21 Ways to Worship: A Guide to Eucharistic Adoration by best-selling author Vinny Flynn.

It’s probably a big, fat, sinful faux pas for for me to admit it, but I have suffered over the years from a bit of a guilt complex when it comes to the topic of Eucharistic Adoration.

My parish is blessed with a lovely 24 hour adoration chapel where I can luxuriate in Christ’s true presence, but I’ve declined to commit to a regularly-scheduled hour because of my sporadic travel schedule. For that reason, I don’t have access to the “key” that unlocks our chapel (sadly, secured because of prior acts of desecration). So my visits to that chapel are less frequent than I’d like. I’ve hesitated to “pop in” unscheduled in the past year, because I can rarely commit to an entire “holy hour”. Instead, I frequently visit a nearby chapel where I can make a visit to an unlocked chapel during the day, pray in Christ’s presence and move in and out quietly without disrupting other adorers.

OK, enough of “true confessions of Catholic Mom”. And enter Vinny Flynn’s amazing book 21 Ways to Worship: A Guide to Eucharistic AdorationFrom it’s bright purple cover to its amazingly inviting tone, this is the book that will smash your previously held misconceptions of Adoration. Vinny’s tone is fun, inviting, and actually infectious. His sharing of his own personal experiences will have you nodding, smiling, and feeling less guilty than perhaps you’ve felt in the past. Adoration is a gift — indeed the greatest gift we can receive — and Vinny is the friend who wants to hold your hand and lead you to its riches.

FB Book Tour BLOGGER IconMy favorite chapter in this book is joyfully called, “Please don’t snore!” In it, Vinny Flynn addresses the concern that so many moms share on the fear that once they finally find two minutes to quietly pray, they run the risk of falling asleep. Vinny reminds us how we would feel if one of our beloved children slept (or worked, or played) lovingly in our presence — how filled with joy our hearts would be at the mere pleasure of their presence. And doesn’t God, our Father, desire the very same of you and I?

21 Ways to Worship: A Guide to Eucharistic Adoration is the perfect companion for those of us who need a reminder that we are “good enough” — just as we are — to deserve time in the presence of the God who loves us so greatly. If you’ve been away from Adoration for some reason, this book will be your faithful companion as you journey home. If you are already in the practice of praying in the presence of the Eucharist regularly, you too will benefit from Flynn’s work. There’s truly something for everyone between the covers of this book.

I’m pleased to be a small part of Vinny Flynn’s ongoing blog tour. To read what others are saying about this book, visit the rest of the tour.

Vinny Flynn

Vinny Flynn

Known internationally as the best-selling author of 7 Secrets of the Eucharist, 21 Ways to Worship, and as the man who sings the Divine Mercy Chaplet on EWTN, Vinny Flynn is also a popular speaker at parish missions, conferences, and retreats. Formerly the Executive Editor at the Marian Helpers Center and General Manager of Divine Mercy International, Vinny is one of the foremost experts on the message of The Divine Mercy and is now the Executive Director of MercySong Ministries of Healing. His relatable style and his powerful teachings on the Sacraments, Our Lady, Divine Mercy, and the Father’s love have been called “Healing” “Uplifting” and “Life-changing. Visit him at www.VinnyFlynn.com

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Copyright 2013 Lisa M. Hendey

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Lisa M. Hendey is the founder and editor of CatholicMom.com 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 www.LisaHendey.com for information on her speaking schedule or to invite her to visit your group, parish or organization.

22 Comments

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  2. Lindsey Johnson on

    I would love to win a copy! I have recently finished my RCIA classes and my instructors, who have really become my friends now, recommended some reading for me. Well, I cannot seem to get into the books 🙁 This is why your headline caught my attention! I’m eager to learn more about my faith and need the right books to begin with.
    Please keep suggesting more!!!
    Thank you!

  3. Would love to win a copy of this. I’d love to become more involved in Eucharistic adoration and share these ideas with my RE students!

  4. Mary Roberts on

    I am a Mom and recently became Youth Minister in my parish! I’m so excited about my new position, but have realized I can get bogged down with paper work and meetings. I don’t want to lose contact with God and have been looking for something to do to keep me connected. I would love to win this book to have something to keep me on track! By the way, I love this webpage!

  5. Pamela McCarthy, OFS on

    I would love to win a copy. Was checking it out at local Catholic bookstore. It looks like great book! Thanks!

  6. My parish has perpetual Adoration, I’ve felt called to sign up for a regularly-scheduled hour. This book sounds like a wonderful resource, along with 7 Secrets of the Eucharist. I’d love to add it to my own little library.

  7. This looks like a wonderful book! I take my students to Adoration about twice a month during the school year. It’s my favorite part of the day!

  8. I love Eucharistic Adoration. I used to try to go weekly, but as a mother of three young children, the commitment became a little harder. I would love to win this book. It sounds so wonderful. It may just be the perfect book to help get the most out of my hour when I do go.

  9. I tend to find myself at a loss when at eucharistic adoration. I too am very blessed that our parish has 24-hour adoration, so this book would be a fantastic tool for my family.

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