I'm pleased and humbled to announce that my "God project" book, "A Farmer's Almanac of Saints", is under contract for publication with St. Benedict Press/TAN Books, one of the world's largest Catholic publishers (pub date Winter 2022, yes, the wheels grind slowly in publishing)! Since its founding, TAN Books "has been committed to the preservation and promotion of the spiritual, theological and liturgical traditions of the Roman Catholic Church. TAN Books publishes over 500 titles on Thomistic theology, traditional devotions, Church doctrine, history, lives of the saints, educational resources, and more."
I'm especially happy that the contract arrived on the feast day of the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary. I think that's a very good (God) sign! 🙏
A Farmer’s Almanac of Saints is a treasury of divine help and inspiration for farmers, farm families, and modern homesteaders, and highlights 205 Saints of the Catholic Church who have a special connection to one or more of over 100 aspects of farming—from haymaking to weather events to mad cow disease to the patronage of farm animals and more. Their abbreviated life stories are testimonies to the power of faith and perseverance to overcome what may seem like impossible odds (and today's farmers are up against many). Traditional prayers and Bible verses as well as assorted blessings from the Roman Ritual round out the text to provide sources of both solace and celebration—particularly to rural families where a shortage of church- and community-based support exists.
What started as a God whisper in a church pew ("Write this:") to a year and 328 pages later, I'm so happy that this book was picked up by TAN and will minister to America's hardworking farmers and farm families--on whom we rely to feed our own. Don't forget to pray for and thank a farmer today. 💚
P.S. NEXT UP: The sequel to EPHEMERAL! It's coming, I promise...!
COMING SOON! MY NEWEST BOOK
A FARMER'S ALMANAC OF SAINTS
WILL BE PUBLISHED IN 4Q, 2022 BY CATHOLIC PUBLISHER, TAN BOOKS
St. Isidore The Farmer, Patron Saint of Farmers