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Louder than Words: The Art of Living as a Catholic

We’re all called to sainthood. (What else is there?)

 

And we have living examples of holy men and women who overcame the same types of temptations we face and shortcomings we all have, to become “huge, blinking neon signs that pointed to Jesus.”

 

And if they can do it, so can we…with a little practice. Read more…

“A theological thrill ride that will leave you breathless and exhilarated by God’s love…Do yourself and your loved ones a favor and get this book!”Mark Hart, Vice President – LifeTeen International

 

“I’ve been reading a bunch of books on Catholic spirituality lately, and this is one of the best I’ve come across. Matt Leonard has a gift for writing. He doesn’t just explain very clearly the basics of living an authentically Catholic life; he manages to make it really fun as well. He shows a great sense of humor in this book, which makes time fly by when reading it. There were plenty of times when I looked up and realized I had been reading for longer than I thought I had.”JP Nunez

 

“Matt Leonard writes in an engaging manner and his book captures you from the start. It as if he is in the room conversing with you. His style is captivating in that you are reading along, enjoying his stories and then all of a sudden he says something so deep and profound that you have to go back and read it again.” Judith Watson

 

“Excellent Read. I laughed out loud at Mr. Leonard’s hilarious examples. Very good theology. I plan to give it to my RCIA classes.”Deacon Mike Martin

 

“I was very pleased by this little book with a big message of Love and knowledge. Worth every penny and more.”Maxine Bell

Prayer Works: Getting a Grip on Catholic Spirituality

Maybe you’ve read stories about millionaires who travel to Tibet to learn how to meditate.

 

Maybe you know someone who visited a monastery for a month to learn how to pray.

 

Maybe you don’t have that kind of money or spare time. But you still want to learn to pray.

 

Don’t worry. You don’t need money or a monastery. You have this book. You have a sense of humor. And you have God’s grace. You’re ready to pray. Read more…

“It is embarrassing to say that an old dog needs to learn new tricks. After 40 years in the priesthood, I finally understand such concepts as the ‘purgative, illuminative and unitive ways’ and the concept of abandonment to the will of God. I heard Matt Leonard explain them in a way that even I can understand. Matt is possibly the finest speaker on the spiritual life out there these days. His clarity and depth are a blessing.” – Fr. Rich Simon, pastor St.Lambert’s Skokie and Host of Relevant Radio’s “Fr. Simon Says”

 


“I guarantee you will walk away from this book with a new understanding of prayer and a new desire to live in deeper communion with the Lord. Not many books succeed as this one does in educating you, evangelizing you, and entertaining you–all at the same time.”Curtis Mitch – Catholic Author & Writer of the Ignatius Catholic Study Bible Commentary

 


“This is the best book on prayer that I have ever read and I have read many!! Very practical and easy to understand. I would recommend it to anyone who wants to learn how to develop their prayer life more.”  – Elizabeth Savery


 
“This book is amazing! In layman’s terms and very easy to understand. Probably the best and easiest book ive read on understanding prayer. Comical too! Would love to read more from Matt!”Casey Powell

Catholic Mysticism & The Beautiful Life of Grace Workbook

In the Gospel of Luke, Jesus says that only “one thing” is necessary…the interior life. And once you really understand what He’s talking about, everything changes!

 

In a series of 15 powerful presentations, renowned teacher, Matthew Leonard, dives into the rich, mystical tradition of Catholic spirituality in a way you’ve never heard before. 

 

Catholic Mysticism & the Beautiful Life of Grace is a portion of the popular Science of Sainthood series from Next Level Catholic Academy. It’s a series that has touched the lives of thousands of Catholics from around the world.

 

In other words, it’s a study that won’t just teach you something new, but actually transform your life.

– Scripture passages

 

– Saint quotes

 

– Meditations for Reflection

 

– Review & Discussion Questions for Group or Individual Study

 

– Ample space to takes notes and journal

Deeply penetrating!

 

SO POWERFUL. I’ve never in all my life gotten such clear training on spiritual growth!

 

I will watch it over and over…

 

Matthew Leonard explains things clearly and simply so they’re easy to understand, and the workbook reinforces each lesson.

 

I am very glad I purchased the study book which helps to go over the lessons and gives you the opportunity to think again about what you learned, and to meditate upon it.