Only the Lover Sings, a Novel by Daniel Fitzpatrick

Only the Lover Sings, a Novel by Daniel Fitzpatrick

Only the Lover Sings

by Daniel Fitzpatrick

All is changed when a hurricane floods the city of New Orleans, displacing fourteen-year-old Roman Moran and his family not only from their home but also from the daily round rehearsed for them by generations of life in the Crescent City. Slowly a new world reveals itself to Roman, one in which the play of light upon a fish, the sound of a guitar string struck, the fractures in his spiritual patrimony, and even the loss of his best friend’s faith call him to rejoice in the grace of Creation.
 
 
Paperback $14.95 | Kindle $9.99

TESTIMONIALS

“In this moving, evocative novel, which describes a few days in the life of a fourteen-year-old boy during the hurricane that came close to destroying New Orleans, a new and fine voice emerges from the South. Daniel Fitzpatrick integrates compelling narrative with a unique poetic sense, probing the deep waters—one might say the flood waters—of youth’s  conflicts, of love and friendship, of doubt and faith in a time of grave trial. As the central character struggles through internal and external turmoil, he gropes for understanding of how to deal with the collapse of security, and with his parents’ wounds and the ancestral inheritances of psyche and culture on both sides of his family. Gradually the author shows us the soul’s journey through powerlessness towards mysterious hope and ultimate faith in life. The story is about a natural disaster, of course, and yet more than this: it is a living metaphor of the devastating spiritual flood that has swept through a once-Christian civilization, leaving inestimable damage, confusion, corruption, displacement, and death in its wake. Above all, it tells the perennial story of  man’s search for the meaning of his human identity, and his eternal value, in the midst of catastrophe.” ~ Michael D. O’Brien
“A beautiful novel – fresh and inspiring!” ~ Ronda Chervin

Only the Lover Sings is an elegy to youth and an act of faith. Daniel weaves myth and reality, faith and fantasy, certainty and longing in to a story that will challenge the reader. While our lives can seem to revolve on certain remembered moments, the author shows that they can be affected equally by a hurricane as by an unsaid word. He writes with grace both bringing forth the sacramental in passing moments and describing the concrete reality of attending high school. For the author, it is a description of a pilgrimage. For the reader, it is the beginning of one. The book cuts through the modern fixation on identity to ask if we can love others who do not share our defining beliefs.” ~ Capt. Patrick Brehany, U.S. Army

“A fascinating story of loss and discovery, clashing the theme of the coming of age of a teenage boy with an odyssey through tragedy, faith, and deeper meaning.” ~ Fr. Thomas Schaefgen, O.P., Catholic Chaplain, Tulane University

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Daniel Fitzpatrick grew up in New Orleans, LA, studied Philosophy at the University of Dallas, and lives in Hot Springs, AR, with his wife and two children. His poems and essays have been widely published. Only the Lover Sings, his first novel, explores his memory of Hurricane Katrina and seeks to reveal the weight of glory bound up in each moment of human life.

Only the Lover Sings, a Novel by Daniel Fitzpatrick

Only the Lover Sings, a Novel by Daniel Fitzpatrick

Only the Lover Sings by Daniel Fitzpatrick All is changed when a hurricane floods the city of New Orleans, displacing fourteen-year-old Roman Moran and his family not only from their home but also from the daily round rehearsed for them by generations of life in the...

read more
The Rebirth of Nicodemus, authored by Rick Akins

The Rebirth of Nicodemus, authored by Rick Akins

The Rebirth of Nicodemus by Rick Akins As the Romans prepare to destroy Jerusalem and its Temple in 70 A.D., the Apostle John visits the elderly Pharisee, Nicodemus. The last surviving Apostle seeks information for his writing of the fourth Gospel.  As a young and...

read more
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...

read more
Children of the Breath: A Dialogue in the Desert

Children of the Breath: A Dialogue in the Desert

Children of the Breath: A Dialogue in the Desert by Martin Chervin Martin Chervin, Ronda’s husband, became a Catholic at the age of sixty, after decades of struggling with doubt. His way of resolving his doubt was to ponder the battle between Satan and...

read more
Ties that Bind: The Story of a Marriage

Ties that Bind: The Story of a Marriage

Ties that Bind: The Story of a Marriage by Ronda Chervin January 4, 1984 would be a day to remember for Margo Kemperdick. It began when the thirty-five year old woman walked out of her dilapidated, wooden frame row house in the South Bronx one morning to...

read more
Sisters Karamazov

Sisters Karamazov

Sisters Karamazov by Natalie Karamazov “So what kind of a title is that Hmmph! The Sisters Karamazov? So you think you’re a female Dostoevsky? Isn’t that more than a little arrogant?” Let me explain. The idea for writing this fictionalized account of my...

read more
Eye of the Tiber

Eye of the Tiber

Eye of the Tiber by S.C. Naoum Reporting Catholic news as it happens, when it happens, and before it happens, Eye of the Tiber has been delighting readers online since 2012. Now, it provides a book that can be thrown! The only news source brave enough to...

read more
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...

read more
To Whom the Heart Decided to Love

To Whom the Heart Decided to Love

So Shine is the debut album by brothersister  10 new original Catholic Christian songs Music & Lyrics by Fr. Lawrence Edward Tucker, SOLTTo Whom the Heart Decided to Love by Fr. Lawrence Tucker, SOLT When it comes to the scandalous problem of global poverty, as...

read more
The Redemption of San Isidro: A Tale of Mercy and Love by Fr. Lawrence Edward Tucker, SOLT

The Redemption of San Isidro: A Tale of Mercy and Love by Fr. Lawrence Edward Tucker, SOLT

So Shine is the debut album by brothersister 

10 new original Catholic Christian songs

Music & Lyrics by Fr. Lawrence Edward Tucker, SOLT

The Redemption of San Isidro: A Tale of Mercy and Love

by Fr. Lawrence Tucker, SOLT

“Are you a PRIEST?” growled the ferocious man… if you could call him a man; when red-hot anger was seeping out of every pore of his rock solid, brobdingnagian body! . . . And so begins the riveting mission journal of Fr. John Landon, a member of a new missionary community called The Missionaries of Holy Mary and The Three Divine Persons based in Las Cruces, New Mexico, that illustrates for the reader in a very powerful and concise way the essential spiritual dynamic of missionary work: it’s all about the Spirit!
 
 
Paperback $12.95 | Kindle $9.99

TESTIMONIALS

 
“An on-the-edge-of-your-seat adventure in the Holy Spirit from the very first lines! A tale that will engage you in a single sitting from beginning to end!” – Dr. Sebastian Mahfood, OP, author of The Narrative Spirituality of Dante’s Divine Comedy
“A dream of a book about the power of good in the presence of evil.” — Annie Monaghan, Senior Policy Advisor (Retired), Office of the Deputy Prime Minister, London, UK

The Redemption of San Isidro is a delightful, inspiring, and unique look into the relationship between the true Catholic Church and the crime ridden population of parts of Mexico. The novel narrates how a missionary priest and his team overcome years of corruption in a town in Mexico with the help of good Catholics coming against the problems of a parish priest addicted to gambling. It reminds me of the famous best-seller and film The Little World of Don Camillo concerning a priest and a Communist mayor in Italy after World War II. This sparkling novel by Fr. Larry Tucker, SOLT, who did missionary work in Mexico, gives us what we need to see the crisis described in Church documents in a fresh and hopeful light.” — Ronda Chervin, Ph.D., Emerita Professor of Philosophy at Holy Apostles College and Seminary, writer and Catholic TV and radio presenter

STUDY QUESTIONS FOR STUDENTS

While reading this novel, Catholic students may reflect on the following questions for discussion. Note that the following are just some of the questions that are addressed in this intriguing, action packed story that takes place in the mysterious and vast, Chihuahuan Desert of Northern Mexico. Students will surface others as they engage the book. 

  • “When man misuses his free will and brings serious damage into the world around him, does God respond in any way other than the exercise of his permissive will?
  • Is God not also free to exercise his love in the world?
  • Is God passive in the face of his children’s weaknesses and sufferings?
  • Does God just sit back and watch the world ‘go down the tubes’ as his creation… humanity… pollutes the human environment and consequently the natural environment by embracing moral evil?
  • Human freedom, and God’s respect for that freedom, is a reflection of the great depth and authenticity of God’s love for his children. So why does man act as if he was ‘on his own’?
  • Can he… should he… ‘go it alone’ to resolve the brokenness within himself, the human environment, and the natural environment?
  • Is there any hope for man and the world?

“I lift up my eyes to the hills, from whence shall come my help. My help comes from the Lord who made Heaven and Earth!” (Psalm 121 1-2)

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Fr. Tucker was born on May 26th, 1955, in Manhattan, New York City. He is a bilingual missionary priest in The Society of Our Lady of the Most Holy Trinity and has served in Mexico, Belize, Guatemala, England, Texas, and New York.

Fr. Tucker holds an A.A. in Liberal Arts from Nassau Community College, Garden City, NY; a B.A. in Human Relations from St. Joseph’s College, Patchogue, NY; and a Master of Divinity, as well as an M.A. in Theology, From Holy Apostles College and Seminary, Cromwell, CT.

Only the Lover Sings, a Novel by Daniel Fitzpatrick

Only the Lover Sings, a Novel by Daniel Fitzpatrick

Only the Lover Sings by Daniel Fitzpatrick All is changed when a hurricane floods the city of New Orleans, displacing fourteen-year-old Roman Moran and his family not only from their home but also from the daily round rehearsed for them by generations of life in the...

read more
The Rebirth of Nicodemus, authored by Rick Akins

The Rebirth of Nicodemus, authored by Rick Akins

The Rebirth of Nicodemus by Rick Akins As the Romans prepare to destroy Jerusalem and its Temple in 70 A.D., the Apostle John visits the elderly Pharisee, Nicodemus. The last surviving Apostle seeks information for his writing of the fourth Gospel.  As a young and...

read more
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...

read more
Children of the Breath: A Dialogue in the Desert

Children of the Breath: A Dialogue in the Desert

Children of the Breath: A Dialogue in the Desert by Martin Chervin Martin Chervin, Ronda’s husband, became a Catholic at the age of sixty, after decades of struggling with doubt. His way of resolving his doubt was to ponder the battle between Satan and...

read more
Ties that Bind: The Story of a Marriage

Ties that Bind: The Story of a Marriage

Ties that Bind: The Story of a Marriage by Ronda Chervin January 4, 1984 would be a day to remember for Margo Kemperdick. It began when the thirty-five year old woman walked out of her dilapidated, wooden frame row house in the South Bronx one morning to...

read more
Sisters Karamazov

Sisters Karamazov

Sisters Karamazov by Natalie Karamazov “So what kind of a title is that Hmmph! The Sisters Karamazov? So you think you’re a female Dostoevsky? Isn’t that more than a little arrogant?” Let me explain. The idea for writing this fictionalized account of my...

read more
Eye of the Tiber

Eye of the Tiber

Eye of the Tiber by S.C. Naoum Reporting Catholic news as it happens, when it happens, and before it happens, Eye of the Tiber has been delighting readers online since 2012. Now, it provides a book that can be thrown! The only news source brave enough to...

read more
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...

read more
To Whom the Heart Decided to Love

To Whom the Heart Decided to Love

So Shine is the debut album by brothersister  10 new original Catholic Christian songs Music & Lyrics by Fr. Lawrence Edward Tucker, SOLTTo Whom the Heart Decided to Love by Fr. Lawrence Tucker, SOLT When it comes to the scandalous problem of global poverty, as...

read more
The Rebirth of Nicodemus, authored by Rick Akins

The Rebirth of Nicodemus, authored by Rick Akins

The Rebirth of Nicodemus

by Rick Akins

As the Romans prepare to destroy Jerusalem and its Temple in 70 A.D., the Apostle John visits the elderly Pharisee, Nicodemus. The last surviving Apostle seeks information for his writing of the fourth Gospel.  As a young and prideful scribe, Nicodemus told King Herod where the ‘king of the Jews’ would be born. From this mistake, the children of Bethlehem were butchered. Follow the Pharisees’ interactions with Jesus as he learns to bring Christian forgiveness into his own life, while John learns the secrets to writing his dramatic account of Christ’s life.
Paperback: $14.95 | Kindle $9.99

TESTIMONIALS

“I really enjoyed getting to know Nicodemus’s character and found it quite creative how the author had him, in some way, involved with all the critical stages of Christ’s life. Through Nicodemus’s perspective, we see the landscape, learn of the political struggle, and experience life as a Jewish person in this first century. This was particularly evident when Nicodemus takes John to the Temple the first time to tell him about meeting Jesus when he was 12. Those descriptions, smells, details….all well done. I pray this book finds its way into the hands of thousands of people. It’s a beautiful, thoughtful story that I would recommend to any of my friends and family.” – Natalie Hanemann, Owner and Editor, Hanemann Editorial


The Rebirth of Nicodemus is a story takes you in and takes you back, being a part of the troubled times which include the destruction of the temple. It is one family’s story of being caught up in the violence and finding hope in Jesus the Son of God. Their company and guide is St. John the Beloved. The characters whose names we know from history are made vivid, living, walking souls and we become their contemporaries. It is good company I recommend you walk with them.” – Rev. Dr. Balluff S.T.D., Vicar for Priests Diocese of Joliet


“I will say I was entertained, and it was a powerful finish for sure. I found The Rebirth of Nicodemus an intriguing story which captured my imagination. I could not help but think how many of us are on similar journeys of faith. Many clinging to the past, clinging to possessions, clinging to worldly desires and our pride like an old tradition or faith. Knowing that the joy of our Lord Jesus and God is right in front of us, many times we are too afraid to take the steps forward and truly trust in Christ and his promise to us. I pray we all have this ‘Nicodemus moment.’ ‘Send your Spirit, send your Spirit like the wind Lord, forgive me, take me back!'” – Tim Botka, Director, Fishers of Men, Diocese of Joliet


The Rebirth of Nicodemus not only gives new life to Nicodemus, it brings back to life on earth to a host of first century Jews and Christians, the beloved disciple John, and Jesus Christ, Who loved him and loves us all. This book is masterful historical and biblical fiction. I can only imagine how many hours Rick Akins spent in research and in weaving this story together, but I know he has provided every reader a few hours of inspiration and delight.” – Kevin Vost, Psy.D., Author of 12 Eternal Life Lessons from St. Thomas Aquinas


“In The Rebirth of Nicodemus, Rick Akins give us a unique and reverent take on a story of a turbulent time – and the timeless story of Jesus – a devotional speculation of beautiful connections told through the conversations of beloved Gospel characters, against the backdrop of the fall of Jerusalem and the destruction of the Temple. A worthy addition to the tradition of biblical historical fiction!” – Jim L. Papandrea, M.Div., Ph.D., Professor of Church History and Historical Theology

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Rick Akins is a father of three and currently lives in Wheaton, Illinois, a suburb of Chicago. He was born and raised Catholic in upstate New York and has an electrical engineering degree and MBA from the University of Illinois.

Rick has been widely published in the technology field and owns six patents in fiber optics. In 2004, he began attending an evangelical church every other weekend for family reasons and wrote several books about the experience.

OTHER POPULAR FICTION BOOKS

Only the Lover Sings, a Novel by Daniel Fitzpatrick

Only the Lover Sings, a Novel by Daniel Fitzpatrick

Only the Lover Sings by Daniel Fitzpatrick All is changed when a hurricane floods the city of New Orleans, displacing fourteen-year-old Roman Moran and his family not only from their home but also from the daily round rehearsed for them by generations of life in the...

read more
The Rebirth of Nicodemus, authored by Rick Akins

The Rebirth of Nicodemus, authored by Rick Akins

The Rebirth of Nicodemus by Rick Akins As the Romans prepare to destroy Jerusalem and its Temple in 70 A.D., the Apostle John visits the elderly Pharisee, Nicodemus. The last surviving Apostle seeks information for his writing of the fourth Gospel.  As a young and...

read more
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...

read more
Children of the Breath: A Dialogue in the Desert

Children of the Breath: A Dialogue in the Desert

Children of the Breath: A Dialogue in the Desert by Martin Chervin Martin Chervin, Ronda’s husband, became a Catholic at the age of sixty, after decades of struggling with doubt. His way of resolving his doubt was to ponder the battle between Satan and...

read more
Ties that Bind: The Story of a Marriage

Ties that Bind: The Story of a Marriage

Ties that Bind: The Story of a Marriage by Ronda Chervin January 4, 1984 would be a day to remember for Margo Kemperdick. It began when the thirty-five year old woman walked out of her dilapidated, wooden frame row house in the South Bronx one morning to...

read more
Sisters Karamazov

Sisters Karamazov

Sisters Karamazov by Natalie Karamazov “So what kind of a title is that Hmmph! The Sisters Karamazov? So you think you’re a female Dostoevsky? Isn’t that more than a little arrogant?” Let me explain. The idea for writing this fictionalized account of my...

read more
Eye of the Tiber

Eye of the Tiber

Eye of the Tiber by S.C. Naoum Reporting Catholic news as it happens, when it happens, and before it happens, Eye of the Tiber has been delighting readers online since 2012. Now, it provides a book that can be thrown! The only news source brave enough to...

read more
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...

read more
To Whom the Heart Decided to Love

To Whom the Heart Decided to Love

So Shine is the debut album by brothersister  10 new original Catholic Christian songs Music & Lyrics by Fr. Lawrence Edward Tucker, SOLTTo Whom the Heart Decided to Love by Fr. Lawrence Tucker, SOLT When it comes to the scandalous problem of global poverty, as...

read more
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?

Paperback: $14.95  |  Kindle/Nook: $9.99

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

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. 

OTHER POPULAR FICTION BOOKS

Only the Lover Sings, a Novel by Daniel Fitzpatrick

Only the Lover Sings, a Novel by Daniel Fitzpatrick

Only the Lover Sings by Daniel Fitzpatrick All is changed when a hurricane floods the city of New Orleans, displacing fourteen-year-old Roman Moran and his family not only from their home but also from the daily round rehearsed for them by generations of life in the...

read more
The Rebirth of Nicodemus, authored by Rick Akins

The Rebirth of Nicodemus, authored by Rick Akins

The Rebirth of Nicodemus by Rick Akins As the Romans prepare to destroy Jerusalem and its Temple in 70 A.D., the Apostle John visits the elderly Pharisee, Nicodemus. The last surviving Apostle seeks information for his writing of the fourth Gospel.  As a young and...

read more
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...

read more
Children of the Breath: A Dialogue in the Desert

Children of the Breath: A Dialogue in the Desert

Children of the Breath: A Dialogue in the Desert by Martin Chervin Martin Chervin, Ronda’s husband, became a Catholic at the age of sixty, after decades of struggling with doubt. His way of resolving his doubt was to ponder the battle between Satan and...

read more
Ties that Bind: The Story of a Marriage

Ties that Bind: The Story of a Marriage

Ties that Bind: The Story of a Marriage by Ronda Chervin January 4, 1984 would be a day to remember for Margo Kemperdick. It began when the thirty-five year old woman walked out of her dilapidated, wooden frame row house in the South Bronx one morning to...

read more
Sisters Karamazov

Sisters Karamazov

Sisters Karamazov by Natalie Karamazov “So what kind of a title is that Hmmph! The Sisters Karamazov? So you think you’re a female Dostoevsky? Isn’t that more than a little arrogant?” Let me explain. The idea for writing this fictionalized account of my...

read more
Eye of the Tiber

Eye of the Tiber

Eye of the Tiber by S.C. Naoum Reporting Catholic news as it happens, when it happens, and before it happens, Eye of the Tiber has been delighting readers online since 2012. Now, it provides a book that can be thrown! The only news source brave enough to...

read more
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...

read more
To Whom the Heart Decided to Love

To Whom the Heart Decided to Love

So Shine is the debut album by brothersister  10 new original Catholic Christian songs Music & Lyrics by Fr. Lawrence Edward Tucker, SOLTTo Whom the Heart Decided to Love by Fr. Lawrence Tucker, SOLT When it comes to the scandalous problem of global poverty, as...

read more
Children of the Breath: A Dialogue in the Desert

Children of the Breath: A Dialogue in the Desert

Children of the Breath: A Dialogue in the Desert

by Martin Chervin

Martin Chervin, Ronda’s husband, became a Catholic at the age of sixty, after decades of struggling with doubt. His way of resolving his doubt was to ponder the battle between Satan and Christ during the forty days in the desert for the prize of the human soul. Is it worth the gamble for the children of the breath to reject Satan and all the worldly goods he promises to follow the Lamb of God? Readers are challenged to make their own decision.

Buy now! $9.99 paperback

BOOK CLUBS

For orders of 10 or more, contact the publisher at contactus@enroutebooksandmedia.com for a 50% discount and free shipping.

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.

OTHER POPULAR FICTION BOOKS

Only the Lover Sings, a Novel by Daniel Fitzpatrick

Only the Lover Sings, a Novel by Daniel Fitzpatrick

Only the Lover Sings by Daniel Fitzpatrick All is changed when a hurricane floods the city of New Orleans, displacing fourteen-year-old Roman Moran and his family not only from their home but also from the daily round rehearsed for them by generations of life in the...

read more
The Rebirth of Nicodemus, authored by Rick Akins

The Rebirth of Nicodemus, authored by Rick Akins

The Rebirth of Nicodemus by Rick Akins As the Romans prepare to destroy Jerusalem and its Temple in 70 A.D., the Apostle John visits the elderly Pharisee, Nicodemus. The last surviving Apostle seeks information for his writing of the fourth Gospel.  As a young and...

read more
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...

read more
Children of the Breath: A Dialogue in the Desert

Children of the Breath: A Dialogue in the Desert

Children of the Breath: A Dialogue in the Desert by Martin Chervin Martin Chervin, Ronda’s husband, became a Catholic at the age of sixty, after decades of struggling with doubt. His way of resolving his doubt was to ponder the battle between Satan and...

read more
Ties that Bind: The Story of a Marriage

Ties that Bind: The Story of a Marriage

Ties that Bind: The Story of a Marriage by Ronda Chervin January 4, 1984 would be a day to remember for Margo Kemperdick. It began when the thirty-five year old woman walked out of her dilapidated, wooden frame row house in the South Bronx one morning to...

read more
Sisters Karamazov

Sisters Karamazov

Sisters Karamazov by Natalie Karamazov “So what kind of a title is that Hmmph! The Sisters Karamazov? So you think you’re a female Dostoevsky? Isn’t that more than a little arrogant?” Let me explain. The idea for writing this fictionalized account of my...

read more
Eye of the Tiber

Eye of the Tiber

Eye of the Tiber by S.C. Naoum Reporting Catholic news as it happens, when it happens, and before it happens, Eye of the Tiber has been delighting readers online since 2012. Now, it provides a book that can be thrown! The only news source brave enough to...

read more
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...

read more
To Whom the Heart Decided to Love

To Whom the Heart Decided to Love

So Shine is the debut album by brothersister  10 new original Catholic Christian songs Music & Lyrics by Fr. Lawrence Edward Tucker, SOLTTo Whom the Heart Decided to Love by Fr. Lawrence Tucker, SOLT When it comes to the scandalous problem of global poverty, as...

read more
Ties that Bind: The Story of a Marriage

Ties that Bind: The Story of a Marriage

Ties that Bind: The Story of a Marriage

by Ronda Chervin

January 4, 1984 would be a day to remember for Margo Kemperdick. It began when the thirty-five year old woman walked out of her dilapidated, wooden frame row house in the South Bronx one morning to get her mail, and saw the bulky brown paper-wrapped package…

Paperback $6.99

BOOK CLUBS

For orders of 10 or more, contact the publisher at contactus@enroutebooksandmedia.com for a 50% discount and free shipping

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.

OTHER POPULAR FICTION BOOKS

Only the Lover Sings, a Novel by Daniel Fitzpatrick

Only the Lover Sings, a Novel by Daniel Fitzpatrick

Only the Lover Sings by Daniel Fitzpatrick All is changed when a hurricane floods the city of New Orleans, displacing fourteen-year-old Roman Moran and his family not only from their home but also from the daily round rehearsed for them by generations of life in the...

read more
The Rebirth of Nicodemus, authored by Rick Akins

The Rebirth of Nicodemus, authored by Rick Akins

The Rebirth of Nicodemus by Rick Akins As the Romans prepare to destroy Jerusalem and its Temple in 70 A.D., the Apostle John visits the elderly Pharisee, Nicodemus. The last surviving Apostle seeks information for his writing of the fourth Gospel.  As a young and...

read more
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...

read more
Children of the Breath: A Dialogue in the Desert

Children of the Breath: A Dialogue in the Desert

Children of the Breath: A Dialogue in the Desert by Martin Chervin Martin Chervin, Ronda’s husband, became a Catholic at the age of sixty, after decades of struggling with doubt. His way of resolving his doubt was to ponder the battle between Satan and...

read more
Ties that Bind: The Story of a Marriage

Ties that Bind: The Story of a Marriage

Ties that Bind: The Story of a Marriage by Ronda Chervin January 4, 1984 would be a day to remember for Margo Kemperdick. It began when the thirty-five year old woman walked out of her dilapidated, wooden frame row house in the South Bronx one morning to...

read more
Sisters Karamazov

Sisters Karamazov

Sisters Karamazov by Natalie Karamazov “So what kind of a title is that Hmmph! The Sisters Karamazov? So you think you’re a female Dostoevsky? Isn’t that more than a little arrogant?” Let me explain. The idea for writing this fictionalized account of my...

read more
Eye of the Tiber

Eye of the Tiber

Eye of the Tiber by S.C. Naoum Reporting Catholic news as it happens, when it happens, and before it happens, Eye of the Tiber has been delighting readers online since 2012. Now, it provides a book that can be thrown! The only news source brave enough to...

read more
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...

read more
To Whom the Heart Decided to Love

To Whom the Heart Decided to Love

So Shine is the debut album by brothersister  10 new original Catholic Christian songs Music & Lyrics by Fr. Lawrence Edward Tucker, SOLTTo Whom the Heart Decided to Love by Fr. Lawrence Tucker, SOLT When it comes to the scandalous problem of global poverty, as...

read more