A great Catholic author once told me that you can’t release a book without having a super exciting book release party.
Being an introvert, though, the idea of having a party to announce the release of The Catholic Hipster Handbook seemed awful, at best.
Thankfully, everyone does everything on the internet today, and that makes things a whole lot easier for those of us who don’t like being the center of attention, having tons of people over to our homes, or just generally being social in real life.
With that in mind, I welcome you all to our very special Catholic Hipster Handbook Release Party hosted right here by CatholicMom.com!!
If you haven’t heard about our little book from Ave Maria Press yet, here’s a quick preview:
“Being a Catholic Hipster is all about an attitude–an attitude grounded in being part of a countercultural community of believers dedicated to something bigger than themselves in a world dominated by self-centeredness. It’s about yearning to learn more about the faith by seeking out “Catholic cool”–overlooked saints, forgotten prayers and feast days, and traditional practices long set aside by mainstream believers. The Catholic Hipster podcaster Tommy Tighe will help readers rediscover everything awesome about the Catholic faith.”
And if you’re somewhat annoyed by most posts and tweets, don’t worry! I step out of the way and let a ton of awesome Catholics share their thoughts about everything under the Catholic sun. The book features contributions from an amazing lineup including Jeannie Gaffigan, Sister Brittany Harrison, Lisa Hendey, Arleen Spenceley, Anna Mitchell, Mary Rezac, Melissa Keating, Matt Dunn, Sarah Vabulas, Fr. Kyle Schnippel, Steven Lewis, Tiffany Walsh, Katherine Morna, Sergio Bermudez, and Leticia Ochoa Adams!
“This all sounds well and good, Tommy,” you are saying to yourself, “but what’s actually in this book?”
Glad you asked:
In The Catholic Hipster Handbook you’ll discover what’s awesome about:
- Wearing a scapular
- Applying Laudato Si’ at your local farmer’s market
- Hanging with priests, monks, and nuns
- Learning to see Christ in making beer
- Praying the Rosary everywhere you go
- Loving the Latin Mass
- Making the Liturgy of the Hours a daily part of your routine
So, if you or someone you know could benefit from a refresher in how cool it is to be Catholic in today’s culture, be sure to pick up a copy of The Catholic Hipster Handbook right now!
Thanks for coming to the online book release party…it was way more enjoyable than an actual party with people and (*shudders*) conversation.
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