Over the last few months I have been lucky enough to co-facilitate an online book club for the book The Four Keys to Everlasting Love, by Karee Santos and her husband Manuel. The book club has been lovely, and the author, Karee, was kind enough to post reflections and prayer requests all throughout.
The four keys are taken from the biblical examples of how Christ loves His Church: Faithfully, freely, fruitfully, and totally. This is what makes love True and what elevates marriage to a Holy Vocation. The book is comprised of four parts, the keys, which are rooted deeply in the Catholic understanding of marriage as a Sacrament. Each part is divided into chapters the addresses specific subtopics. Each chapter weaves together stories (either of Karee and Manny’s lives, or the lives of people they know) along with diagnoses and advice, reflection questions, conversation starters, an action plan and a piece from the Catechism. All of this perfectly aides in a couples growth in Holiness through their vocation of marriage.
I would recommend this book to all Christian engaged or newly married couples. And the book club was so much fun and so insightful.
I started the book club over the summer on a whim when I began reading Divine Mercy for Moms. Both clubs have been a success, so Michele Faehnle and I have decided to extent the club into year.
Starting in Advent (yes, this Sunday ) we will be reading and discussing Advent with Saint Teresa of Calcutta by Heidi Hess Saxton. Michele and the other co-author of Divine Mercy for Moms, Emily Jaminet, will be leading the discussion, and I might lead a few days here and there, too. Then, in January, we’ll read The Catholic Moms Prayer Companion. And, we have a whole list of other books we are interested in reading for 2017.
Each club so far has been so great and has featured involvement from the authors of the book, which I think is so cool. So, if you love to read, and especially if you are a Catholic Christian woman (though you don’t have to be!), please join us!
If you are interested, please check out our Facebook page. Currently, it’s still titled under 4 Keys, but we have a thread open for suggestions.