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5 Things with Father Bill: Hope, Humor, and Help for the Soul

by William Byrne, (Author), Roma Downey, (Foreword)

5 Things with Father Bill is a fun, practical guide to help readers find meaning in everyday experiences, while recognizing that God can be found in life's simplest acts.

2021 Illumination Book Awards, Gold Medal: Catholic 

For almost a decade, popular priest and YouTube personality Fr. Bill Byrne wrote a column titled "5 Things" for his local church newspaper featuring five life hacks, prayer starters, or spiritual meditations to help readers grow closer to God and appreciate the small--but vital--things in life. Now, in a practical and engaging guide to embracing happiness, 5 Things with Father Bill features fifty topics to enhance ordinary days and holidays with insights, reflections, and encouragement. 

Filled with wisdom and whimsy, readers will learn:

  • ways to conquer fear,
  • how to be a genius,
  • the power of blessings and prayers,
  • saints to emulate,
  • tips for Lent, Easter, Advent and Christmas, and even lessons from Maggie, Fr. Bill's pet Labrador retriever.

Witty and endearing with hands-on, real world advice, 5 Things with Father Bill makes the perfect gift for readers looking for a burst of inspiration and a dose of good cheer.

Father William (Bill) Byrne is a native of Washington, D.C. For 8 years he was the Pastor of St. Peter's on Capitol Hill, developing and providing a special ministry for Catholic members of Congress. Currently, Fr. Bill is now pastor of Our Lady of Mercy Parish in Potomac, MD. In 2016 Pope Francis named Fr. Byrne a Missionary of Mercy for the Jubilee Year of Mercy. Videos of his popular 5 Things series can be found on YouTube.

Binding: Hardcover   208pp.
Pub Date: October 16, 2020
ISBN: 082945120X    EAN: 9780829451207