Works Published

Works Published

For a popular audience

Author, co-author or editor/compiler of the following books
(titles with an asterisk have appeared on various bestseller lists):

The Burden: A Warning of Things to Come
(Sea Star Press, 2013)
The Faith: Readings From Pope Benedict XVI on the Truths of the Apostles’ Creed
(Our Sunday Visitor, March 2013)
Catholic Answers to Catholic Questions
(Our Sunday Visitor, 2010)

Praying the Rosary With St. Paul
(Our Sunday Visitor, 2008)

My Daily Catholic Bible: New Testament
(Our Sunday Visitor, 2008)
Turning Your Heart Toward God: A Twelve-Week Exploration of the Spiritual Disciplines
(with Sue Kline; NavPress, 2007)

My Visit to Hell
(Realms, 2007; revised version of Gehenna: A Novel, Creation House, 1992)

Last Words: Final Thoughts of Catholic Saints and Sinners (Servant, 2006)  
The New Catholic Answer Bible (with Dave Armstrong; Our Sunday Visitor, 2005)  

1 and 2 Thessalonians: Stand Firm in Faith: A Guided Discovery for Groups and Individuals
(Loyola, 2004)

My Daily Catholic Bible
(Our Sunday Visitor, 2004)
* The Passion: Reflections on the Suffering and Death of Jesus
(Allegiance, 2004)
* Shaken by Scandals: Catholics Speak Out About Priests' Sexual Abuse
(Servant, 2002)
*The Rapture Trap: A Catholic Response to "End Times" Fever
(Ascension, 2001)
The Rapture Trap: A Study Guide
(Ascension, 2003)
Responding to the Rapture: A Catholic Critique of Rapture Fever
(Ascension, 2002)
Jesus, We Adore You: Prayers Before the Blessed Sacrament
(Servant, 2001)

Blood of the Martyrs, Seed of the Church: Stories of Catholics Who Died for Their Faith
(Servant, 2001)

The Saints' Guide to Making Peace With God, Yourself, and Others
(Servant, 2001)
A Dictionary of Quotes From the Saints
(Servant, 2001)
Celebrate the Third Millennium! Facing the Future With Hope
(readings from Pope John Paul II; Servant, 1999)
Building Catholic Family Traditions
(with Leisa Thigpen; Our Sunday Visitor, 1999)
Restless Till We Rest in You: Sixty Reflections From the Writings of Saint Augustine
(Servant, 1998)
Be Merry in God: Sixty Reflections From the Writings of Saint Thomas More
(Servant, 1999)
The Prayers of Pope John Paul II
(Servant, 1996)
* Celebrate 2000! Reflections on Jesus, the Holy Spirit and the Father by Pope John Paul II
(Servant, 1996)
Celebrate 2000! Reflections on the Holy Spirit by Pope John Paul II
(Servant, 1997)
Celebrate 2000! Reflections on God the Father by Pope John Paul II
(Servant, 1998)
52 Simple Ways to Build Family Traditions
(with Leisa Thigpen; Nelson, 1993)
(a novel; Creation House, 1992)
Living on the Border of Disorder: How to Cope With an Addictive Person
(with Cherry Boone O'Neill and Dan O'Neill, Bethany, 1992)
Praying the Scriptures
(with George Martin; Servant, 1991)
A Reason for Joy
(NavPress, 1988)
Children's books  
Guest of the Animals
(Cook, 1990)
Angels in the Air
(Cook, 1990)
Colors of Creation
(Cook, 1989)
Come Sing God's Song
(Cook, 1987)
Stories in the Sky
(Cook, 1986)
Chapters in books  
"A Heritage of Caring," in Salt and Light, Andy Rittenhouse, ed.
(Compassion Coalition, 2001).
"I, Eternal Truth, Promise to Refresh You," chapter fourteen in Shaken by Scandals: Catholics Speak Our About Priests' Sexual Abuse, Paul Thigpen, ed.
(Servant, 2002)
"His Open Arms Welcomed Me," chapter one in Surprised by Truth, Patrick Madrid, ed.
(Basilica, 1995)
"French-Speaking Catholics and Their Descendants in Savannah," in One Faith, One Family: The Diocese of Savannah, 1850-2000, Mary Jane BeVard, ed.
(Diocese of Savannah, 2000)
"Love Compelled Me to Wait," chapter six in When Only One Converts, Lynn Nordhagen, ed.
(Our Sunday Visitor, 2001)

"The Family That Dines Together, Binds Together," "How to Stimulate Mealtime Conversations," "Twenty-Five Ways to Teach Kids to Pray," "Six Reasons to Cultivate Family Traditions," "Starting Traditions," "How Children Can Help You Grow in Christ," in Guiltless Catholic Parenting From A to Y, Bert Ghezzi, ed.
(Servant, 1995)


“How to Pray the Rosary for Vocations: With Reflections on the Luminous Mysteries”
(Sea Star Press, 2012)

"What the Church Teaches: Same-Sex Marriage"
(Our Sunday Visitor, 2004)

"Guidelines for Catholic Voters”
(Our Sunday Visitor, 2004)
“Celebrating the Year of the Eucharist”
(Our Sunday Visitor, 2004)
“How to Pray As a Catholic”
(Our Sunday Visitor, 2003)

Periodical articles  
More than five hundred periodical articles-including popular historical pieces and essays on spiritual formation, small group dynamics, and Christian family life-published in more than forty magazines and newspapers in a dozen countries and translated into ten languages; articles have appeared in Our Sunday Visitor, Catholic Heritage, New Covenant, Columbia, Envoy, This Rock, My Daily Visitor, The Catholic Answer, Catholic Digest, Catholic Parent, Lay Witness, The Living Light, Immaculate Heart Messenger, Faith & Form, Pastoral Renewal, and Discipleship Journal.  
"Catholic Charismatic Renewal," in The New International Dictionary of Pentecostal and Charismatic Movements, Stanley M. Burgess, ed.
(Zondervan, 2002).
"Charles Todd Quintard," in American National Biography, John A. Garraty, ed.
(Oxford, 1999).
"Marian Devotion," "Transubstantiation," "Purgatory," "Hell," "Paulist Fathers," "Priestly Celibacy," "Maria Monk," "Exorcism," "Unitarianism/Universalism," in the Encyclopedia of Religious Controversies in the United States, George H. Shriver and Bill J. Leonard, eds.
(Greenwood, 1997).
Book review of Philip Schaff: Christian Scholar and Ecumenical Prophet by George Shriver, in Journal of the American Academy of Religion 59
(Autumn 1991): 621-622.
"Elihu Palmer" (p. 860), "Charles Fox Parham" (p. 865), "Andrew Preston Peabody" (p. 874), "Charles Todd Quintard" (p. 968), "George Ripley" (p. 1019), "Daniel Sylvester Tuttle" (p. 1191), and "Homosexuality and the Churches" (pp. 550-551) in the Dictionary of American Christianity, Daniel G. Reid, Robert S. Linder, Bruce L. Shelley, and Harry S. Stout, eds.
(InterVarsity Press, 1990).
"On the Origin of Theses: An Exploration of Horace Bushnell's Rejection of Darwinism," Church History,
December 1988.






























































































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