“Catholic Family Boot Camp” is a refreshing, funny and often poignant look at ways ordinary families like yours and mine can work as a team to grow in holiness through the practice of the Seven Virtues.
Sharing both expert advice and personal witness, veteran author and Master Catechist, Mary Lou Rosien, provides a truly workable and insightful 30-day plan with simple steps for bringing your family into a more joyful and cooperative union, informed by a love of Jesus Christ.
As a wife and mother myself, I love the wisdom and quiet heroism expressed in the author’s willingness to find graces hidden in moments of potential discouragement. Imagine sending your husband an invisible kiss every time you picked up his discarded socks or closed his dresser drawers?
Mary Lou’s penchant for sharing the good, the bad and the ugly of family life had me laughing and crying in recognition both of my own foibles and the surprising ways of God. Through her own humble admissions and lively true stories she encourages the reader to dump false expectations of perfection; helping us, instead, to see our flawed loved ones through the eyes of love. Practical and inspiring, this terrific little manual would be a great gift for any family (especially your own!) as well as engaged couples and the newly married.