TREASURES: VISIBLE & INVISIBLE
by eight Catholic Teen Books authors
CatholicTeenBooks.com St. Patrick's Day-themed
short story anthology!
“The kingdom of heaven is like treasure hidden in a field,
which someone found and hid;
then in his joy he goes and sells all that he has and buys that field."
"I invite teens, and readers of all ages,
to stand on the craggy wind-swept cliff of your imagination,
and experience the collection of stories called, Treasures: Visible and Invisible,
created by the talented team of authors from Catholic Teen Books.
With a shamrock as our touchstone, this book takes us on a journey
through an expanse of time from ancient to modern.
Be inspired by the holy greatness of heroism rooted in
the spiritual treasures of the Emerald Isle."
~ Cathy Gilmore of Virtue Works Media
Eight Short St. Patrick's Day-themed Stories
♦ A teen boy sets out to save a friend from pagan druids, but maybe he’s the one who needs saving.
♦ Between an unearthed treasure and a visit from Heaven, a young monk is in for the surprise of his life!
♦ A young girl seeks a mysterious treasure that holds the key to granting a nun's dying wish.
♦ Honora is desperate—then a peculiar clover and a mysterious young man change everything.
♦ William’s weekend job is a little gift from heaven, but now his family needs a real miracle.
♦ When threatened by mobsters, Grace receives help from a surprising source.
♦ Alone and afraid, a young girl finds friendship in a stranger. But could this boy be trouble?
♦ Kyle was determined to save the precious relic--but now his whole family is in danger.
Treasures: Visible & Invisible Book Trailer
PRAISE FOR TREASURES: VISIBLE & INVISIBLE
"In a world where today’s young adults are constantly surrounded by media that is trying desperately to tear them down, it is a blessing to have books like this that reaffirms our Catholic faith. Not only does each author give us a great story to read, they also challenge us to think about things like: the hardships of people in our ancient church, putting Grandma first on our social calendars, praying to God when in the midst of fear and suffering, staying strong in our faith while looking death in the face, listening to unlikely friends who lead us on the path to Christ, and ultimately realizing there is sacredness in the relics of our church. You only find stories that build our faith like this in very special books. The 'building-up' of today’s youth is at the very heart and soul of what the authors are trying to do here, and they have done an amazing job."
~Beth Ruggiero, Lit by the Tree, Literature reviews from the Catholic side
"I invite teens, and readers of all ages, to stand on the craggy wind-swept cliff of your imagination, and experience the collection of stories called, Treasures: Visible and Invisible, created by the talented team of authors from Catholic Teen Books. With a shamrock as our touchstone, this book takes us on a journey through an expanse of time from ancient to modern. Be inspired by the holy greatness of heroism rooted in the spiritual treasures of the Emerald Isle."
~Cathy Gilmore, Creator and advocator of stories that inspire heroic virtue
"We thoroughly enjoyed this cleverly written book about the intercession of St. Patrick throughout the ages. The combination of dynamic characters and intriguing stories kept us hooked from start to finish. A valuable addition to your St. Patrick’s Day bookshelf!"
~Jennifer & Kate Waldyke, Co-hosts of Catholic Mom and Daughter
"This is the third collection from the authors of Catholic Teen Books. It was an inspiring read. Some stories are of miracles and others about change. Two contributors from the previous collection did not contribute and two new ones have joined the fray. In this collection are 8 stories from the 14 authors who currently compose the collective. My first thought was wow! What an amazing collection of stories around Saint Patrick! I am aware that not everyone likes short stories, but I love them, and this collection is amazing! Short stories are a different art form than novels, and not all novelists have mastered the craft. For a short story to be good, the writing needs to be tighter, cleaner, and crisper. And each of the 8 in this collection is extremely well written…"
(Full review on BookReviewsAndMore.ca)
~Steven R. McEvoy, blogger at Book Reviews & More