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The Catholics Next Door: Adventures in Imperfect Living | [Greg Willits, Jennifer Willits]

The Catholics Next Door: Adventures in Imperfect Living

Toddler boys lasso each other with rosaries at family prayer. Dad explains confession by inventing a parable involving dishes and marinara sauce. Mom goes from June Cleaver to drill sergeant in the space of one dinnertime. Or, as Greg and Jennifer Willits explain, just another day in the life of the Catholics next door. With the sparkling wit and humor made famous on their popular SiriusXM radio show, Greg and Jennifer offer insight for every Catholic stumbling toward a more fruitful relationship with God.
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Toddler boys lasso each other with rosaries at family prayer. Dad explains confession by inventing a parable involving dishes and marinara sauce. Mom goes from June Cleaver to drill sergeant in the space of one dinnertime. Or, as Greg and Jennifer Willits explain, just another day in the life of the Catholics next door. With the sparkling wit and humor made famous on their popular SiriusXM radio show, Greg and Jennifer offer insight for every Catholic stumbling toward a more fruitful relationship with God.

©2012 Greg and Jennifer Willits (P)2012 Franciscan Media

What the Critics Say

"This charming book...would be a wonderful resource for young couples preparing for marriage as well as for couples seeking to enrich the marriages that they are living." (Most Rev. Wilton D. Gregory, Archbishop of Atlanta, Georgia)

"Faith-filled and funny, flawed yet constantly striving for perfection, this book will inspire you and encourage you to more fully commit to your own adventurous path to heaven." (Lisa M. Hendey, author of A Book of Saints for Catholic Moms)

"The Catholics Next Door is loaded with humor, wisdom, and sound advice. Who among us wouldn't benefit from more of that?" (Patrick Madrid, EWTN radio host and author of Does the Bible Really Say That?)

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    D. DELAIRE MI,USA 05-15-12
    D. DELAIRE MI,USA 05-15-12
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    Would you consider the audio edition of The Catholics Next Door to be better than the print version?

    Yes, to hear Greg and Jennifer tell their story was one of the deciding factors in my purchase


    What was one of the most memorable moments of The Catholics Next Door?

    That couples need to keep time for themselves to refresh and cherish each other.


    Have you listened to any of Greg Willits and Jennifer Willits ’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

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    What insight do you think you’ll apply from The Catholics Next Door?

    It's ok to strive for perfection while we venture through our Catholic (Christian) lives, but to realize that God made us human and to accept our humaness in short comings.


    Any additional comments?

    Thank you Jennifer and Greg, for your daily radio show on the Catholic channel, this book, and helping us realize the living the faith is a journey... but God has given us a map and a guide.

    Don
    From Pontiac,MI

    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Dennis La Mesa, CA, United States 04-13-12
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    "A must for any Christian family not just Catholic!"
    What did you love best about The Catholics Next Door?

    I love how Greg and Jennifer can relate to all aspects of the Catholic family. As a father of three I find their guidance encouraging and can't wait to use some of the tips they have to help our family become even closer to the Lord. It is not overbearing at all from the Catholic standpoint, it is just the truth when it comes to the faith. This book will help all even non-catholics get a better understanding of family life and God, something that many American families suffer from a lack of, including my own. The title could attract more readers if it didn't have catholic in there but, and a big but, you can tell after reading it that they did not write it for money, they did not write it for glory. They wrote it like it was a mission handed to them by God to inspire catholic families, but again truth be told, as a convert to the Catholic church I think it would benefit any family desiring to be close to God. This book was recommended by a friend who listens to the show on xm radio. I was very hesitant to buy the book since I just didn't know about them at all, but now I am glad I did. Since I finished it, I now have nothing to listen to going back and forth to work but I plan on getting the XM radio so I can listen to their show! Thank Greg and Jennifer for a piece of work that I can tell you prayed to the holy spirit for guidance on, I hope all families can benefit from your book as I did. When is the next book??


    4 of 6 people found this review helpful
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