The Four Teresas
Love God with your whole heart, your whole soul, your whole mind and love your neighbor as yourself.
Writing this book taught me so much! I learned from St. Thérèse, a romantic through and through, about loving God with my whole heart. Teresa of Avila, the great mystic, helped me understand how to love God with my whole soul. The philosopher convert, Teresa Benedicta of the Cross (Edith Stein) enlightened me about how to love with my mind. And Mother Teresa is an amazing guide when it comes to loving God in the distressing disguise of our neighbor.
Choosing Beauty: A 30-Day Spiritual Makeover for Women
God is the source of all Beauty, and the more we reflect his image the more beautiful we become. Read it in a month, or stretch it out, it's up to you! Each day offers a personal reflection on the virtues that makes us shine, along with enlightenment from scripture verses, jewels from the catechism, and models from the saints. Great for a mother-daughter team, a book club or for your own personal prayer time.
Real Women, Real Saints
Friends for Your Spiritual Journey
One hundred women. Short, readable entries. Seven chapters on the virtues of faith, hope, love, prudence, justice, fortitude, and temperance. All of these women help us develop these virtues in our own lives. I started this book when I was single, continued it through engagement and into marriage, and it was released just after my first child was born. I had a favorite saint for each of those stages. I tell people, if you haven't found a saint who seems like your best friend, you aren't looking hard enough!
Saint Francis, Pope Francis: A Common Vision
I co-authored this book with my dad, Al Giambrone, right after my fourth baby was born. Our research led us to see that the Holy Father is a man of the Gospel who loves Jesus and wants to follow him no matter the cost. Like his namesake - St. Francis of Assisi - Pope Francis embraces humility, charity, the Church, peace and joy in a special way. Just after we wrote the book, we got to meet Pope Francis in Rome. See my Bio Page for more details!
The Church is Our Mother
Seven Ways She Inspires Us to Love
This one's my favorite. Just like a good mom, the Church creates, cares, heals, teaches, sacrifices, accepts and celebrates with her children. The book intertwines stories from my experience of motherhood with reflections on how Mother Church loves us.
Woman of Strength
Learning From the Proverbs 31 Woman
This one's a little different. My editors selected their favorite excerpts from a host of amazing women authors for this uplifting anthology. I was delighted when I learned that some of my writing was included!