October 27, 2021 at 4:00:00 AM
It's amazing going through all the Reflections. One gets to experience biblical lessons with real-life applications. What powerful evangelization materials!
September 19, 2020 at 12:30:00 AM
I cannot say enough about the Ask and You Shall Receive Prayer Book. It is so obvious that the words were inspired by the Holy Spirit. I have found the book to be a little bundle of spiritual gem especially in these challenging times when one seems to be "prayer dry" The prayers have had direct impact on challenges I have been facing. My children as teens also rave about the spiritual impact the prayer book has had on their lives, especially at times when they feel they have "nothing to say to God" The prayers are written in words that prompt contact with the heavens. I have also found the reflections on the website to be on point and must-read spiritual tools both for ones personal upliftment and understanding the essence behind some of our Catholic traditions. Kudos Msgr.! Thanks for allowing the Holy Spirit use you to bless our world with your gifts.
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“Almost from the first page, certain uncomfortable realizations were provoked within me that have continued to challenge my core attitudes and behavior. “Life is not so much about how we start; it is about how we finish and how we finish is very much dependent upon how prepared we are” (page 1). This was by no means the first time I was reading the parables in Matthew 25; I was very familiar with them all and thought that I got the message, which was to me, essentially – be prepared. On a fundamental intellectual level, these parables do speak of preparedness and accountability. However the excellent deconstruction of these verses by the author not only demystifies the myriad interpretations/indications they hold for so many but more importantly, it creates a very relatable atmosphere with REAL solutions to REAL problems for REAL people, TODAY.”
“Beating the Odds challenges the reader out of complacency and ambivalence through the various real-life testimonies (significantly, the author’s own experiences and trials on his journey to the priesthood; p. 62) and anecdotes which show that the application of faith, through prayer and persistence, when incorporated into character really does produce results. So, all of a sudden the Bible – The Word of God, ceases to be some ancient document filled with ambiguous language and counter-intuitive scenarios but becomes a contemporary and relevant resource for building strength of character with which to meet everyday challenges head-on”
Mary F. Brown
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Fr. Vincent Amusuo
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