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"Thanks for being such a witness to the Gospel of Life. I would love to meet the little boy who has taught so many people the greatest lesson of all - to love unconditionally."
- Fr. Michael Russo
Pastor Our Lady of Fatima Church
Waiting for Eli: A Father's Journey from Fear to Faith
An inspiring story of faith, hope, love, and the power of prayer. One that illustrates how in life our greatest chances to grow in a deeper faith come in times of difficulties, struggles, and sufferings. Allowing Christ to take what others would perceive as a tragedy and transform it into a triumph.
"The world judges the value of human life by physical perfection, but God sees things differently. To Him, we are perfectly lovable in our imperfection. Uplifting in its reverence for human life in its most fragile stages, WAITING FOR ELI will encourage pro-life activists everywhere, from the most seasoned to the newly initiated."
- Father Frank Pavone
National Director – Priest for Life & Missionaries for the Gospel of Life
President – National Pro – Life Religious Council & Pastoral Director – Rachel’s Vineyard
Book Review: Waiting for Eli
Father C. John McCloskey, III, STD is a priest of the Prelature of Opus Dei. He currently is Research Fellow of the Faith and Reason Institute in Washington DC. From 1985-1990, he was a chaplain at Princeton University. He is perhaps best known for guiding into the Church such luminaries as Dr. Bernard Nathanson, Lawrence Kudlow, Robert Novak, Judge Robert Bork and Senator Sam Brownback.
Eli's Reach: On the Value of Human Life and the Power of Prayer
Catholic Press Association (Award Winning Book)
Best Book by Small Publisher 2013
Eli's Reach is an inherent element of faith which stems from the innermost recesses of the human spirit. The story of Eli, his parents and the ultimate unfolding of faith in the midst of harrowing challenges is exemplary for all who yearn to reach. It is beautifully rendered in word and image.
"This book opens up a great truth: At times, God uses suffering and difficulty to get our heart's attention. It is a book about a journey that recognizes that living out the Catholic faith is not, as many suggest, just about obeying a set of rules. Behind the "rules" is a person; faith is about being in love with Jesus Christ. It is a page-turner that brings to life the necessity of good, holy friendships; facing with honesty the struggles of marriage, and illustrating that lives are ultimately defined by the decision to love."
- Fr. Michael Russo
Pastor, Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church
Chancellor, St. Thomas More Catholic High School
Special Children, Blessed Fathers: Encouragement for Fathers of Children with Special Needs
This book is a treasure-trove of heart-warming stories, practical help, and inspiration for fathers of children with special needs. Special Children, Blessed Fathers is an inspirational “call to arms” for fathers to view these wonderful children with special needs as true blessings and lead our families through the challenging times we will likely encounter. This book provides practical and helpful examples from the stories of other fathers who are blessed to have children with special needs. Dads, when you read this book, you will be encouraged, inspired, and better equipped to accept the special responsibility that only you can do.
Includes a foreword by Archbishop Charles J. Chaput, O.F.M. Cap. Contributing writers are Joseph Pearce, Greg Willits, Kevin Lowry, Doug Keck, Matthew Warner, J.D. Flynn, Chad Judice, David Rizzo, and Bill Jones.