Tag Archives: Book Review

Peace Begins with You and Me

What a tumultuous world we live in. No one can dispute the fact that our world is in turmoil. Economic disparity, religious conflicts, racial and gender discrimination, substance abuse, greed, jealousy, and vengefulness are global flash points. At any moment, in any location, our fragile film of peace can, and often does, rip open into […]

Serving Others as She Led

“First and foremost, Mother Theodore was a religious woman. In her humble way she sought to follow God’s will rather than her own. As a servant leader, she rolled up her sleeves and physically participated in her missions. She taught in the classroom, cared for the field animals, tended the crops in the garden, coordinated […]

From Concept to Print

When asked how long it took me to write a specific book, I answer something like, “Two years and a lifetime.” The quantity of time in such a project is not measurable. So much of who I am, what I’ve learned, and my personal experiences contribute toward every work. It’s not unusual for me to contemplate a […]

God is Now

“Memory is essential to our well-being, but why do we forget so much as we grow older? For some, it is a challenge to recall all but the most significant events and details. And even the events that once defined us fade away. In later stages of Alzheimer’s, many do not even know their own […]

Twisting the Truth

Want a fun way to pray and ponder Scripture? Hans Christian Andersen Illuminated by The Message pairs passages from Andersen’s fairy tales with The Message (Scripture in contemporary language). Here is a sampling from the book: “But he has nothing on!” said a little child. “Just listen to the innocent!” said the child’s father. But […]

Happy Anniversary Rosary-Prayer-by-Prayer

The birth of a book is like that of a child to an author. My little books take years of research and writing to compile, and often, more years through the publishing process. I then spend a good number of years promoting it. Most books have a lifetime. Some are short-lived, relevant for a handful of years. […]

Hans Christian Andersen Illuminated by The Message

Hans Christian Andersen Illuminated by The Message. What can such a title mean? Well, think fairy tales and Bible. My newest book, Hans Christian Andersen Illuminated by The Message, pairs passages from some of our favorite fairy tales (Emperor’s New Clothes, Ugly Duckling, The Snow Queen, and The Steadfast Tin Soldier) with Scripture. It’s an […]

Revised Edition of The Rosary Prayer by Prayer

ACTA Publications just released a revised edition of The Rosary Prayer by Prayer. Now in a handy paperback, the book has the same layout as the original with moving illustrations by Joseph Cannella and reflections for every mystery and a picture of the rosary with the current bead circled. All the same prayers and resources […]

WGN-TV Airs Show on Alzheimer’s

Few will be untouched by Alzheimer’s disease. We’ll know or care for one or more loved ones with this disease, or develop it ourselves. WGN-TV is airing a special on Alzheimer’s disease, titled Unforgettable: Living with Alzheimer’s, hosted by Dean Richards and Dina Bair and featuring interviews with doctors, caregivers, people with the disease, Glen Campbell […]

Liguorian Review

The February hardcopy and online issue of the Liguorian, (a 100-year-old Redemptorist Pastoral Publication), printed a review of my book, Young in the Spirit. The review said, “Mary K. Doyle’s brief writing is brimming with practical encouragement and pastoral guidance grounded in Scripture as well as in respected theological, psychological, and social works.” You can […]