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Choosing the Right Urinal + Book Review

Posted by sevensorrows on 11:21 PM in , ,

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Choosing the Right Urinal – A Man’s Guide to Life

A Micro Book By Kyle Heimann

 

Yes, the title may throw you off or make you think this book is a novelty, but it is a short, humorous, yet effective guide to becoming a better Catholic Christian man.

I love that this book is catering to men, but yet is not sexist, misogynistic, crude, or full of machismo. It has concise stories that will make you laugh, but bring you right to the heart of the matter. Kyle has a gift for relating great stories and writing great analogies that we can all relate to…i.e. the bathroom.

I think I may have to be a coauthor or contributor to a sequel to this book. This book left me wanting more and there is so much still to be discussed about the bathroom.

 

Even though this book is only 24 pages including pictures, Kyle was able to bring 7 great chapters and even have discussion and reflection questions at the end of each chapter. There is even a study guide that can accompany the book as well.

 

Check out this gem, “God has a plan for them and they have chosen a different path. Their path may be interesting and financially rewarding. It may fulfill a worldly notion of success, but it doesn’t bring them joy. They will always have a spot inside them that is uncomfortable and they may be making a mess of things . . . because they are standing at the wrong urinal.”

The puns in the book are awesome, such as the title of Chapter 4 – Where Are You Aiming?

I better not write anymore, or my review will be longer than the book.

Bottom line, the book is awesome, we need to support this great Catholic man and the book can be downloaded in pdf for free.

+ download the whole book (,pdf)

+ download the guide (to start a study group)

You can of course buy copies as well. So please visit his website  http://kyleheimann.com/urinal/ and support him. Also, check out his band Popple.

Rating: (out of 5)





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Resisting the Devil + Book Review

Posted by sevensorrows on 11:27 AM in , , ,

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Resisting the Devil – A Catholic Perspective on Deliverance

by Neal Lozano

 

To cut to the chase, this book is not a page turner, but it is informational.

This book will explain the difference between deliverance, exorcism, obsession and oppression. It does give a few real life examples, but if like me, you were looking for awesome, crazy, mind blowing devil stories, then sadly they are not in this book.

If you feel that you are being tormented or influenced by the devil, this book will guide you. The only downside is that everything is of course a case by case basis, so that means no black and white answers.

Some of the book did seem over-obvious to me, such as the Eucharist and Reconciliation are 2 of our best tools against the devil. But on the other hand, any book that promotes our Most Blessed Eucharist and Reconciliation gets my vote.

Throughout the book, Lozano cites his other book, Unbound: A Catholic Guide to Deliverance. So it appears that book would be more in depth on practice, not just explanation (but I have not read that book).

I do love good devil/exorcism stories, so I wouldn’t be doing my duty if I did not put a plug in for 3 of my favorites An Exorcist Tell His Story and An Exorcist – More Stories, both by Gabriele Amorth and Interview With an Exorcist. These books will have you with the covers pulled over head scared, then you are yearning for more, then you are putting on your armor for battle.

This review was written as part of the Catholic book reviewer program from The Catholic Company. Visit The Catholic Company to find more information on Resisting the Devil: A Catholic Perspective on Deliverance.

Rating: (out of 5)





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