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Ave Maria Press to Debut Several New Books at Catholic Marketing Network Trade Show

July 6, 2016

Ave Maria Press is debuting its first adult coloring book and its two newest series books at the Catholic Marketing Network trade show in Schaumburg, Illinois.

The annual trade show, sponsored by the Catholic Marketing Network, is July 26-29, 2016, at the Renaissance Schaumburg Convention Center.

Renowned Catholic artist Daniel Mitsui is scheduled to sign copies of The Mysteries of the Rosary from 3 to 4 p.m. Wednesday, July 27, at the Ave booth (305) in the exhibit hall. He will join Lisa M. Hendey, coeditor of The Catholic Mom’s Prayer Companion, and Judy Landrieu Kline, author of Mary’s Way, at the event.

Kelly M. Wahlquist, founder of WINE: Women In the New Evangelization and editor of the soon-to-be-released Walk in Her Sandals, is the CMN preshow luncheon speaker on July 26. She will sign books at the event as well. Dawn Eden, author of Remembering God’s Mercy, and Margaret Rose Realy, author of The Catholic Gardener’s Spiritual Almanac, will participate in the book signing.

Adult coloring books were the fastest-growing book category in 2015, making up five of the top ten bestselling books. But of the hundreds of coloring books on the market, very few reflect Catholic themes. Mitsui’s exquisitely detailed illustrations of the Glorious, Joyful, and Sorrowful Mysteries make up the first adult coloring book to focus on the Rosary and draw inspiration from medieval illustrated manuscripts.

Mitsui’s second adult coloring book, The Saints, will be published in November by Ave Maria Press.

In The Catholic Mom’s Prayer Companion, Hendey and coeditor Sarah A. Reinhard bring together more than eighty moms, dads, and spiritual companions to provide fresh, uplifting meditations for every day of the year. Created by moms for moms, these hope-filled meditations touch on the issues and concerns parents face as they try to get through the day with a sense of God’s presence in their life. 

Each day begins with a brief quotation from scripture, saints, recent popes, or important spiritual writers. A personal reflection—written by contributors including Danielle Bean, Donna-Marie Cooper O’Boyle, Lisa Mladinich, Elizabeth Scalia, Carolyn Woo, Mark Hart, and Jeff Young—focuses on some dimension of spiritual, emotional, intellectual, or physical life. Each day also includes a brief prayer and a question or thought to ponder throughout the day.

Mary’s Way is for moms who struggle to guide children through the various stages of their lives. Klein shows how her own crisis of faith helped her release her children to the care of the Blessed Mother. In doing so, the popular speaker and teacher shows readers how to find the love, joy, and peace of Our Lord as they surrender their will to him.

In Walk in Her Sandals, Wahlquist and her fellow authors take women deeper into their relationship with Jesus by helping them relate to him in a profoundly intimate way. Looking at six universal gifts of women through the eyes of women in the gospels, the book guides readers on a prayerful and creative journey through the days of Holy Week, Easter, and Pentecost.

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