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Books by Poust, Haw, and Kubicki Selected as Association of Catholic Publishers Award Finalists

April 5, 2013

The Association of Catholic Publishers has announced the finalists for the annual Excellence in Publishing Awards and three Ave Maria Press books have been selected for this honor. Cravings by Mary DeTurris Poust is a finalist in the Inspirational category, From Willow Creek to Sacred Heart by Chris Haw in Biography, and A Heart on Fire by James Kubicki, S.J., in Prayer and Spirituality.

The Excellence in Publishing Awards will be given out at the 2013 Religious Booksellers Trade Exhibit (RBTE) in St. Charles, Illinois.

Read the complete press release from ACP here on their website:

About Mary DeTurris Poust

Mary DeTurris Poust is an author, columnist, journalist, speaker, and blogger who has written for dozens of Catholic and secular publications. She is the author of Walking Together, Everyday Divine, The Complete Idiot’s Guide to the Catholic Catechism, and Parenting a Grieving Child. Poust was a senior correspondent and contributing editor for Our Sunday Visitor newspaper for fourteen years and her award-winning monthly column “Life Lines” has been published in Catholic New York since 2001. Poust also writes about family, faith, and the spiritual journey at her own blog, Not Strictly Spiritual. She has worked for the dioceses of Metuchen, New Jersey, and Austin, Texas, as well as the Archdiocese of New York, where she served as managing editor of Catholic New York. She lives in upstate New York with her husband and three children.

About Chris Haw

Chris Haw is a husband, father, carpenter, potter, adjunct professor at Cabrini College, and founder of Camden Houses, an intentional community. Raised in Chicago’s northern suburbs, Haw was baptized Catholic but joined Willow Creek Community Church as a teenager. Here he met and became friends with Shane Claiborne; the two would later become leaders in the New Monasticism movement along with Jonathan Wilson-Hartgrove.

He earned his double bachelor’s degree in theology and sociology from Eastern University and his master’s degree in theology and religious studies from Villanova. Upon returning from studies in Belize, Haw started an intentional community in an economically devastated section of Camden, New Jersey, which operates in partnership with Sacred Heart Church. This connection fostered Haw’s reassessment of his own faith and in 2006 he returned to the Catholic Church. In 2008 he cowrote Jesus for President with Shane Claiborne. He has been interviewed by Christianity Today, Sojourner's, CNN, and Al-Jazeera.

About James Kubicki, S.J.

Rev. James Kubicki, S.J., is the national director of the Apostleship of Prayer, a Jesuit ministry whose mission is to encourage Christians to make a daily offering of themselves to the Sacred Heart of Jesus. Fr. Kubicki entered the Society of Jesus in 1971 and was ordained in 1983. Since that time, he has served the Jesuits in numerous capacities including vocations, priestly formation, and deacon and lay ministry formation.

Fr. Kubicki is the author of A Heart on Fire. In addition to being a frequent guest on Catholic radio and television, he is also a popular conference speaker, retreat director, and parish mission speaker. His areas of expertise include the Eucharist, the Sacred Heart of Jesus, the Spiritual Exercises, and the practical spirituality of the Apostleship of Prayer.

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