ASHES: VISIBLE & INVISIBLE
by ten Catholic Teen Books authors
short story anthology!
“Then I turned my face to the Lord God,
seeking Him by prayer and supplications
with fasting and sackcloth and ashes."
(Daniel 9:3 RSV-CE)
This anthology is dedicated to Saint John Bosco,
patron saint of youth, who reminds us all:
"Carry your cross on your back and take it as it comes, small or large,
whether from friends or enemies and of whatever wood it be made."
Thank you, Saint John, for working tirelessly to help, give hope,
and share the Gospel with poverty-stricken youth.
did you know?
CatholicTeenBooks has 3 other anthologies and some are available as a Book-Club-in-a-Box! Learn more HERE.
10 Short Lent-themed Stories
♦ When Liz’s faith journey hits a roadblock, will an unexpected detour and chance encounter set her back on track?
♦ A teen’s future was all set—before his tragic loss. But his friend’s secret past just might save it.
♦ Justin’s religion is outlawed. When an unbeliever asks him about the meaning of life, what can he say?
♦ Could God be asking Paul to sacrifice a piece of himself for Lent—literally?
♦ A modern American teen discovers what faith, life and love are like in seventeenth-century Scotland.
♦ Teenager Lexie Dugan struggles to understand the sacrifice of Lent when she's asked to help take care of her siblings while her pregnant mother is on bed rest.
♦ Asher’s desire to prepare for the Messiah intensifies after he’s robbed by bandits but would fighting alongside the Zealots be the best way?
♦ When a risky Ash Wednesday mission to sterilize T. rex eggs goes wrong, fasting is the least of Joshua, Darryl, and Harry’s worries.
♦ A medieval girl stranded on a forsaken path confronts threats from without and turmoil from within.
♦ Struggling with loss, hunger, and temptation, Ethan finds himself walking in the steps of Jesus.
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PRAISE FOR ASHES: VISIBLE & INVISIBLE
"What binds these stories together is that each young person must make a leap of Faith, take a step into a fuller, more mature understanding of their Catholic Faith. Characters are called to forgive, to resist temptation, to be courageous, to be steadfast and responsible. All of them come to understand on a deeper level the sacrificial nature of Love."
~Melinda Harrington, full review on CatholicChildrensStories.com
"The Catholic Teen Books authors have done it again! We loved this book from page one; it's a great way to dig deeper into Lent with your teens. The book has a story for everyone, and they all share the faith in different but wonderful ways. Highly recommend!"
~Jennifer & Kate Waldyke, Co-hosts of Catholic Mom and Daughter
"This is the fourth anthology from the authors of Catholic Teen Books. Each has been a great read. This Lenten volume is also, to be honest, my favorite of the four now . . Many of the contributors to this collection, in their own way, imitate Christ and are master storytellers in our own generation. I have a great deal of repsect for the ten authors who contributed to this series. And a couple of them are among my all-time favorite authors. And I read a couple hundred books a year."
(Full review on BookReviewsAndMore.ca)
~Steven R. McEvoy, blogger at Book Reviews & More
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Jan 25 Ellen Gable Plot Line and Sinker
Jan 26 Barb S. Franciscan Mom
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Jan 28 Carolyn Astfalk My Scribbler’s Heart Blog
Jan 29 Amanda Lauer Blog
Jan 30 Marie Keiser Enjoying Womanhood
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