Amazing Graces: The Blessings of Sacramentals

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Amazing Graces provides a look into Catholic sacramentals--what they are and the blessings they bring.Using personal stories, Cragon shows how sacramentals can increase your faith and provide tangible help and special grace in times of difficulty.Julie Dortch Cragon owns St. Mary's Bookstore and Church Supply in Nashville, Tennessee. She is the author of several books, including Visiting Mary: Her US Shrines and Their Graces. Julie and her husband, Allen, are the parents of six children.Advance praise for "Amazing"" Graces"
""Amazing""G""races" is a fascinating and unique look at the sacramentals of the Catholic Church. Author Julie Dortch Cragon tells engaging stories about each sacramental as she explains how these beneficial channels of grace can give you a tangible sense of God in your life." --Donna-Marie Cooper O'Boyle, EWTN TV host
and author of "The ""Mir""aculous ""Medal"
"What treasures lie within our reach! Julie Dortch Cragon unveils the sometimes unknown--and too often misunderstood--richness of Catholic sacramentals. Through her historical, spiritual, and personal insights, we discover anew the wealth of graces available to us. This book is a blessing in itself. --Gina Loehr, author, "Saint ""F""rancis, ""Pope ""F""rancis"
"In "Amazing""G""races: ""The""Blessings""of""S""acr""ament""als," Julie Dortch Cragon gifts us with a serious and challenging consideration of the role of sacramentals in our Church and in our prayer lives. Far from simply just 'decorations' or feel-good traditions, these powerful tools give us the profound opportunity to know, share, and truly love our Catholic faith. This book belongs in every Catholic home." --Lisa M. Hendey, author, "The ""G""race ""of ""Y""es "
"This book warmed my heart and reminded me why I love being Catholic!" --Jon M. Sweeney, author, "The ""Pope ""Who Quit "and "W""hen ""Saint ""F""rancis ""S""a""v""ed ""the ""Chur""c""h"
""Amazing""G""races" is a much-needed book, as sacramentals are so often misunderstood and undervalued in our Catholic culture today. My gratitude to Julie Dortch Cragon for bringing this vital part of our faith back to life." --Marge Fenelon, author, "St""rengthening ""Your ""F""amily" and "Imit""ating ""Mary"
"Along with the usual suspects--a rosary, holy water--Julie Dortch Cragon rounds up the objects, prayers, and activities God uses as a delivery system for his grace. As she explains fasting, nativity scenes, and more, we are encouraged to grow closer to Christ through the concrete gifts of this world." --Karen Edmisten, author, "Aft""er ""Miscarriage"
"In "Amazing""G""races" Julie Dortch Cragon outlines the small, everyday things we can do to nurture our soul and helps us understand all the graces that surround us in the Catholic Church." --Brian Kennelly, author, "T""wo""St""atues" and "T""o""the""H""eights: ""A Novel Based on the Life of Pier Giorgio Frassati"
"In this inspiring and informative book, Julie Dortch Cragon shows how sacramentals are amazing graces that draw us nearer to God and bear witness to his presence in our world. She highlights many tradi- tional prayers, objects, and practices that make the moments of our life holy." --Bert Ghezzi, author, "Living ""the ""S""acraments "and "The Heart of Cathol""icism"Advance praise for"Amazing""Graces"
"Amazing""G""races"is a fascinating and unique look at the sacramentals of the Catholic Church. Author Julie Dortch Cragon tells engaging stories about each sacramental as she explains how these beneficial channels of grace can give you a tangible sense of God in your life. Donna-Marie Cooper O Boyle, EWTN TV host
and author of"The""Mir""aculous""Medal"
What treasures lie within our reach! Julie Dortch Cragon unveils the sometimes unknown and too often misunderstood richness of Catholic sacramentals. Through her historical, spiritual, and personal insights, we discover anew the wealth of graces available to us. This book is a blessing in itself. Gina Loehr, author, "Saint""F""rancis, ""Pope""F""rancis"
In"Amazing""G""races: ""The""Blessings""of""S""acr""ament""als," Julie Dortch Cragon gifts us with a serious and challenging consideration of the role of sacramentals in our Church and in our prayer lives. Far from simply just decorations or feel-good traditions, these powerful tools give us the profound opportunity to know, share, and truly love our Catholic faith. This book belongs in every Catholic home. Lisa M. Hendey, author, "The""G""race""of""Y""es"
This book warmed my heart and reminded me why I love being Catholic! Jon M. Sweeney, author, "The ""Pope""Who Quit"and"W""hen""Saint""F""rancis""S""a""v""ed""the""Chur""c""h"
"Amazing""G""races"is a much-needed book, as sacramentals are so often misunderstood and undervalued in our Catholic culture today. My gratitude to Julie Dortch Cragon for bringing this vital part of our faith back to life. Marge Fenelon, author, "St""rengthening""Your""F""amily"and"Imit""ating""Mary"
Along with the usual suspects a rosary, holy water Julie Dortch Cragon rounds up the objects, prayers, and activities God uses as a delivery system for his grace. As she explains fasting, nativity scenes, and more, we are encouraged to grow closer to Christ through the concrete gifts of this world. Karen Edmisten, author, "Aft""er""Miscarriage"
In"Amazing""G""races"Julie Dortch Cragon outlines the small, everyday things we can do to nurture our soul and helps us understand all the graces that surround us in the Catholic Church. Brian Kennelly, author, "T""wo""St""atues"and"T""o""the""H""eights: ""A Novel Based on the Life of Pier Giorgio Frassati"
In this inspiring and informative book, Julie Dortch Cragon shows how sacramentals are amazing graces that draw us nearer to God and bear witness to his presence in our world. She highlights many tradi- tional prayers, objects, and practices that make the moments of our life holy. Bert Ghezzi, author, "Living""the""S""acraments"and"The Heart of Cathol""icism""Advance praise for Amazing Graces

" Amazing G races is a fascinating and unique look at the sacramentals of the Catholic Church. Author Julie Dortch Cragon tells engaging stories about each sacramental as she explains how these beneficial channels of grace can give you a tangible sense of God in your life." -- Donna-Marie Cooper O'Boyle, EWTN TV host
and author of The Mir aculous Medal

"What treasures lie within our reach! Julie Dortch Cragon unveils the sometimes unknown--and too often misunderstood--richness of Catholic sacramentals. Through her historical, spiritual, and personal insights, we discover anew the wealth of graces available to us. This book is a blessing in itself. -- Gina Loehr, author, Saint F rancis, Pope F rancis

"In Amazing G races: The Blessings of S acr ament als, Julie Dortch Cragon gifts us with a serious and challenging consideration of the role of sacramentals in our Church and in our prayer lives. Far from simply just 'decorations' or feel-good traditions, these powerful tools give us the profound opportunity to know, share, and truly love our Catholic faith. This book belongs in every Catholic home." -- Lisa M. Hendey, author, The G race of Y es

"This book warmed my heart and reminded me why I love being Catholic!" -- Jon M. Sweeney, author, The Pope Who Quit and W hen Saint F rancis S a v ed the Chur c h
" Amazing G races is a much-needed book, as sacramentals are so often misunderstood and undervalued in our Catholic culture today. My gratitude to Julie Dortch Cragon for bringing this vital part of our faith back to life." -- Marge Fenelon, author, St rengthening Your F amily and Imit ating Mary

"Along with the usual suspects--a rosary, holy water--Julie Dortch Cragon rounds up the objects, prayers, and activities God uses as a delivery system for his grace. As she explains fasting, nativity scenes, and more, we are encouraged to grow closer to Christ through the concrete gifts of this world." -- Karen Edmisten, author, Aft er Miscarriage

"In Amazing G races Julie Dortch Cragon outlines the small, everyday things we can do to nurture our soul and helps us understand all the graces that surround us in the Catholic Church." -- Brian Kennelly, author, T wo St atues and T o the H eights: A Novel Based on the Life of Pier Giorgio Frassati

"In this inspiring and informative book, Julie Dortch Cragon shows how sacramentals are amazing graces that draw us nearer to God and bear witness to his presence in our world. She highlights many tradi- tional prayers, objects, and practices that make the moments of our life holy." -- Bert Ghezzi, author, Living the S acraments and The Heart of Cathol icismScapulars, candles, holy water, rosaries, relics, medals--these sacramentals are a profound grace to many, but still a mystery to some. In Amazing Graces, author Julie Dortch Cragon takes a look at the most popular sacramentals, explaining what a sacramental is, their history in the Church, the difference between a sacrament and a sacramental, and why sacramentals are still important channels of grace for you today. Using personal stories, Cragon shows you how sacramentals can increase your faith and provide tangible help and special blessings in times of difficulty.

Format: Paperback book
Product code: IC368722
Dimensions: 8.4" x 5½"
Length: 144 pages
Publisher:
Servant Books
ISBN: 978-1-61636-872-2
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Written by Julie Dortch Cragon