Atticus was driving home from work the other day, and turned on the radio to catch a little Kresta in the Afternoon. Just as he clicked on, he heard, "So that's E-D-M ..." and Atticus thought, "That's funny, it sounds like they're spelling my name."
Al Kresta continued, "... I-S-T-E-N?" and Atticus thought, "Huh. Are they talking about a relative of mine or something?" Upon hearing, "The Rosary: Keeping Company with Jesus and Mary," he realized that, yes, they were indeed talking about his closest relative, his wife, and the book she wrote.
The show was Al Kresta's annual book recommendation special, and the lovely Donna-Marie Cooper O'Boyle recommended my Rosary book as a pick of the year. Thank you, Donna-Marie! I'm surprised and humbled to be in such terrific company. And thanks to Al Kresta for including the book on his site.
The complete list of book recommendations is here. It includes picks from Dave Forsmark, Mike Aquilina, Teresa Tomeo, Carl Olsen, Rori Hoipkemier, Doug Keck, Steve Ray, Steven Greydanus, Donna-Marie Cooper O'Boyle, and Al Kresta. Great Christmas ideas there, either for giving or for last-minute hinting.
And, speaking of Donna-Marie Cooper O'Boyle, she is an amazingly busy woman (or should I say missionary?) It looks like she's on the radio today, in a couple of different places, her new book is out, and she'll soon have a show for Catholic moms on EWTN.