Children of Slate by Thom Brucie

Children of Slate by Thom Brucie

Children of Slate

Morgan O’Bryan, studying for the priesthood at St. Francis Seminary, comes under the tutelage of Father Christopher. Father Christopher suspects that Morgan might possess the gift of healing, and he wants to introduce Morgan to the knowledge of and access to God’s miracles. However, Father Christopher suffers from WWI battle fatigue, and many at the seminary think the old priest is just crazy. Morgan nevertheless accepts Father Christopher’s friendship, but he discovers that the challenge of learning to share in Divine wisdom and miraculous experiences is no easy path, for along this journey he will come to know love, betrayal, even death. Will he endure?

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TESTIMONIALS

“In Children of Slate, Thom Brucie explores belief, reason, and sensuality in a way that I have not seen before. Rather than pitting these qualities against each other, Brucie interweaves them convincingly in the lives and minds of his characters. The result? An honest exploration of faith. A thought-provoking read. – Mark Ezra Stokes, Founder of Holistic Storyteller

“Thom Brucie’s latest novel, Children of Slate, takes a close look at the relationships between faith, love, hope, and miracles and reveals that love tempers all the rest when supported by faith and the “eyes to see” and “ears to hear” the presence of God and his miracles in all aspects of an unknown future. – Ronald Hugar, PhD, Rhetorician, University of Indianapolis

“Thom Brucie’s Children of Slate is a beautifully written book about the spiritual battles of a young seminarian, who is struggling with monastic life and the vow of celibacy. Very revealing with a gripping poetic ending. It’s a must read by a great writer.” – Joe Avalos, author of Cry Oneness

INTERVIEW

Listen to “WCAT Radio Interview by Joe Avalos of Thom Brucie, author of Children of Slate” on Spreaker.

Interview of Thom Brucie with Joe Avalos on WCAT Radio’s “Cry Oneness” (April 11, 2018)

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Children of Slate is Thom Brucie’s surprising exploration of God’s great joy in bringing miracles to this earthly journey we call life.

His other works include the novel Weapons of Cain, a Vietnam War tale of cultural discovery; a book of short stories, Still Waters: Five Stories, themed stories around the topic of death; and two chapbooks of poems, Moments Around The Campfire With A Vietnam Vet, poems of veteran’s experiences, and Apprentice Lessons, poems celebrating Brucie’s carpentry apprenticeship and some lessons learned. Dr. Brucie earned his PhD from Binghamton University and MA from the University of Louisiana at Lafayette.

Brucie is Professor of English at South Georgia State College where he teaches English and Creative Writing. Find out more about Thom Brucie on his website at ThomBrucie.com. 

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Children of the Breath: A Dialogue in the Desert

by Martin Chervin

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TESTIMONIALS

Readers of Children of the Breath will doubtless be reminded of other writers who have tackled the great scriptural themes. The formidable Satan of Milton’s Paradise Lost and the silent loving Christ of Dostoevsky’s The Grand Inquisitor come easily to mind. – Gabriel Meyer, National Catholic Register

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Martin Chervin, author of Children of the Breath, and two plays: Born/Unborn and Myself: Alma Mahler, was born in 1918 on the Lower East Side of New York City to a Polish Jewish family. His fascination with Jesus began as a boy reading a New Testament he found in the public library. Later as a sea man and then as an international bookseller, Martin pondered the claim of the Jewish prophet to be the Son of God and the Saviour of all mankind. At forty-three, Martin married Ronda, a zealous Hebrew-Catholic philosopher. Fathering Carla, Diana and Charles, raised as Catholics, intensified his interest in the figure of Christ.

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by Ronda Chervin

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Ronda Chervin has a Ph.D. in philosophy from Fordham University and an M.A. in Religious Studies from Notre Dame Apostolic Institute. She is a convert to the Catholic faith from a Jewish but atheistic background. She has been a professor at Loyola Marymount University, St. John’s Seminary of the Los Angeles Archdiocese, Franciscan University of Steubenville, Our Lady of Corpus Christi, and presently teaches at Holy Apostles College and Seminary in Connecticut. More than fifty books of hers have been published by Catholic presses in the area of philosophy and spirituality. Dr. Ronda presents on EWTN and Catholic radio. Her many books include Quotable Saints, Seeking Christ in the Crosses & Joys of AgingCatholic Realism and Voyage to InsightThis is her first novel.

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Let me explain. The idea for writing this fictionalized account of my life came in this way. A friend of mine once announced proudly: “I’m reading the famous Brothers Karamazov by Dostoevsky.” “You may not believe it,” I replied grinning, “but Karamazov was my mother’s maiden name!”
In this way begins the rollicking fictionalized autobiography of 3 generations of sisters living in the USA but of Russian-Jewish ancestry. An enmeshment of drama-queens, a psychologist might describe it. A story of redemption, a theologian might describe it. How will you, my reader, describe it?
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TESTAMONIAL

A delightful, witty, sardonic-yet-hopeful narrative that captures readers from the first page and grips them till the last. Dostoevsky never saw it coming! – Dr. Sebastian Mahfood, OP, Associate Professor of Interdisciplinary Studies at Holy Apostles College & Seminary in Cromwell, CT

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Natalie Karamazov is from a Russian-Jewish family living in the United States. This is her first novel.

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Eye of the Tiber

by S.C. Naoum

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The only news source brave enough to report stories like Pope Francis’ midnight shift position at McDonalds, or Lila Rose going undercover as a fetus, Eye of the Tiber is the hilarious Catholic satire site that leaves no issue untouchable, ‘breaking Catholic news so you don’t have to’. S.C. Naoum created EOTT in 2011 and has gained a loyal and confident following of many different Catholic personalities. In his debut title, Eye of the Tiber: The Book, S.C. brings readers a collection of lesser known Catholic headlines including over 60 new stories and many of his favorites from the past.

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“One of the best doorstops I’ve ever had.” – Hilin NaoumS.C.’s wife


“I laughed until I cried. After this book, Catholics are going to have to work even harder to make everyone think we’re boring.” – Jennifer Fulwiler, #4 Google search result for “socially awkward person”


“This book is terrible. Okay, it’s awesome. Or is it? Buy it now to find out or get ten years of bad luck.” – Matt Fradd, author of Does God Exist? A Socratic Dialogue on the Five Ways of St. Thomas Aquinas


“G.K. Chesterton once observed, ‘It is the test of a good religion whether you can joke about it.’ If that’s true, then Catholicism must be a very good religion. For years, S.C. has brought levity and light to somber corners of the Catholic blogosphere through his Eye of the Tiber blog. Now, thanks to this delightful new book, that hilarity will spread even further. Read it, smile, laugh, and let it lighten your soul.” – Brandon Vogt, author of RETURN and founder of StrangeNotions.com


“The author used to work at Catholic Answers but left us for something more exciting. When that didn’t pan out, he fell into depression. The result was Eye of the Tiber.” – Karl Keating, founder of Catholic Answers

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

S.C. Naoum is the founder and Chief Executive Oligarch of Eye of the Tiber. He invented satire at the age of five while solving a rubik’s cube blindfolded, and is the first Catholic in history to be canonized and made Doctor of the Church while still alive. He is a legendary Thomist who is be able out-Thomas Thomas himself. He has been known to out-meditate a Trappist, out-teach a Dominican, out-Catholic the Pope, out-pious Pius’ one through twelve put together with his hands tied behind his back. He is currently drinking whiskey.

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The Table

The Table

The Table

by Dcn. Dennis Lambert

First century Christianity and present-day musical aspirations meet in the story of a miracle table built by the grandfather of Jesus Christ.  The table is placed in the hands of a Centurion named Cornelius following the death of the Messiah. Given the title of table bearer and a mission, Cornelius begins a history of bringing peace to those who encounter the table, a mission that will be sustained for over two thousand years.  In the later years of that mission, the table and its current bearer, an autistic young man named Anthony, encounter Michael Fortunato.  At the very moment of his breakthrough in the music industry, Michael loses the only thing that really mattered to him, his wife Debbie. The loss sends Michael into the center of darkness which he seemingly can’t escape.  That is until he meets Anthony, a table, and a story that is over two thousand years old.

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AWARDS

Catholic Press Association 2018First Place: BEST BOOK BY A SMALL PUBLISHER

Catholic Press Association 2018Third Place: CATHOLIC NOVELS

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PRESS

Immaculate Heart Radio Interview

WCAT Radio Interview: 

Hammel, Ambria. (July 17, 2017) “Deacon’s first novel tells table’s timeless story” Catholic Sun

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Heimann, Jean. (October 11, 2017) “The Table by Dennis Lambert: Book Review” 

TESTIMONIALS

“A fascinating Christian legend with a matching contemporary drama, The Table will capture your heart and inspire your soul.” – Ronda Chervin, Ph.D., Professor of Philosophy and Catholic Writer.


“Deacon Dennis Lambert’s The Table deftly and delightfully interweaves ancient and modern tales that uplift, edify, and entertain. Grab a cup of coffee, pick it up from your table, and prepare to be enthralled.” – Kevin Vost, Psy.D., author of books including Memorize the Mass!


The Table is a gripping and beautiful story that displays the peculiarity of God’s plan and how He can bring all things together for good. Lambert creatively weaves a narrative that follows what one might call a conspiracy of grace that spans over two thousand years.  The Table serves as a reminder that our needs and God’s interest in drawing close to His people are the same as when He set His saving plan into motion through a family in a small town all those year ago.” – Ryan Hanning Ph.D, Asst. Professor of Catholic & Theological Studies University of Mary – Tempe


The Table is an inspiring, soul-stirring and thought-provoking read. Lambert’s writing seamlessly transports the reader back to the early Church, giving insight and context most Christians lack but sorely need. The Table tackles many of life’s greatest themes and contextualizes them in the light of Christ. The story was fascinating, the characters intriguing and the story, compelling. I highly recommend this book and will be reading it again!” – Mark Hart, Executive Vice President, Life Teen, Best-selling Catholic author, speaker and Radio host

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Dennis Lambert and his wife Debbie live in Phoenix where he serves as a Deacon in the Roman Catholic Diocese of Phoenix. A graduate of Lake Forest College and the Kino Catechetical Institute, Dennis recently retired from a twenty nine year career in the pharmaceutical industry in order to dedicate more time to writing and to serving the Church. In addition to his passion for writing, Dennis and his wife share a deep love of music and have performed together in bands, both in the Chicago and Phoenix areas, for almost three decades. See https://dennislambert-writer.com/ for Dcn. Lambert’s website

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