Books by Mary DeTurris Poust

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Cravings: A Catholic Wrestles with Food,
Self-Image, and God (Ave Maria Press)

“Whether you’re tired of being obsessed with your weight, are hungry for inner peace even more than you’re hungry for food, or are desiring the freedom that comes with self-acceptance, Cravings will leave you satisfied.” –Kate Wicker, Weightless: Making Peace with Your Body

“This book opens a doorway to hope for anyone locked in a struggle with food. It is a refreshing guide to freedom in Christ.” –Jeff Young, Podcast host ofThe Catholic Foodie

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Everyday Divine: A Catholic Guide to Active Spirituality (Alpha/Penguin)

“I love this book because it’s practical. Too often spirituality is seen as something reserved either for mystics or, well, ‘someone else.’ Mary DeTurris Poust shows us that the spiritual life is not removed from your daily life, it is your daily life. Her new book will invite you to try some simple, down-to-earth and accessible ways of encountering God in what you might consider your ‘ordinary’ life. But after you’ve discovered God while you pray, but also while you work, clean, hike, exercise, do yoga and look at a sunset, your life will begin to seem pretty extraordinary indeed. Because it is.”
— James Martin, SJ, The Jesuit Guide to Almost Everything

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The Essential Guide to Catholic Prayer and the Mass (Alpha/Penguin)

“We Catholics believe in the power of prayer to change lives and the world. In her engaging new book, Mary DeTurris Poust lovingly walks us through many of the Church’s rich and diverse traditions of prayer, breathing new life into ancient, beloved devotions, and pointing the way toward more modern methods of prayer as well. Perhaps most valuable of all, Mary breaks down the parts of the Mass – the ultimate prayer – to enhance the reader’s understanding and appreciation of this Sunday banquet at which we are all called to gather regularly as a family, united with the sacrifice of Christ on the cross.  As Saint Paul confessed, ‘none of us know how to pray as we ought.’ This book is sure a help.” — +Cardinal Timothy Dolan, Archbishop of New York and former President of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops

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The Complete Idiot’s Guide to the Catholic Catechism (Alpha/Penguin) with theological advisor Msgr. David Fulton 

“Mary DeTurris Poust’s name has always meant great writing and reporting, and her new guide to the Catholic Catechism proves her skill once again.  This is a wonderfully clear, readable, absorbing and very enjoyable resource for exploring and understanding what Catholics believe.  Poust and her colleague Msgr. David Fulton offer a real service to the Catholic community in these engaging pages.” — +Charles J. Chaput, O.F.M. Cap., Archbishop of Philadelphia

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Parenting a Grieving Child: Helping Children Find Faith, Hope, and Healing after the Loss of a Loved One (Loyola Press)

“This book can serve as a practical guide for helping children through very difficult situations. However, after reading this book you realize it is much more than that. It is the way the author recounts her own experiences, as well as the personal experiences of others, that make for compelling reading.” — Satisfied B&N Reader


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Walking Together: Discovering the Catholic Tradition
of Spiritual Friendship (Ave Maria Press)

“In today’s world, the word friend has taken on an entirely new context. With her marvelous book, Walking Together, talented author Mary DeTurris Poust reminds us of the joys and blessings of true spiritual friendship. By sharing faith-filled examples from scriptures, saintly role models and her own life, Mary paves the way for us to encounter and treasure true spiritual companions in our own lives. Thoughtful reflection questions and meditations at the end of each chapter make this the perfect resource for group study or personal spiritual development.” —Lisa M. Hendey, The Handbook for Catholic Moms

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