Holy Hacks

Everyday Ways to Live Your Faith and Get to Heaven

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Publication date: February 8, 2019

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Do you wish there was a more practical way to live your faith in the midst of a busy life?

Bestselling author and National Catholic Register columnist Patti Maguire Armstrong created what she calls “holy hacks” to help. This fun and fast-paced resource is full of concrete tips for living the faith right where you are. With about two-hundred simple and creative ways to grow in holiness, you can find something to help you engage your faith and grow in Christ every day.

The idea for Holy Hacks: Everyday Ways to Live Your Faith and Get to Heaven came from three popular columns Armstrong wrote in the National Catholic Register. The book provides fun and simple tips that make holiness attainable by everyday Catholics in everyday ways:

  • Humility—Do good deeds in secret.
  • Relationships—Consider how much you want God to bless you, and pray for that same blessing on the people you find difficult or who have hurt you.
  • Gossip—Nurture good habits to prevent gossip by appreciating family, friends, and people who serve you.
  • Prayer—Spend time thinking of all the ways Jesus has shown his love to you.

Practitioners of Holy Hacks will discover that holiness is less about doing big things than about making use of countless and simple ways for us to love God and our neighbors.

The book also includes hacks from notable and high-profile Catholic writers and speakers, including Rev. Donald Calloway, MIC; Fr. Mitch Pacwa; and Kathryn Jean Lopez.

Product Details

Pages: 192

Trim size: 5 x 7 inches

ISBN: 9781594718878

Imprint: Ave Maria Press

  • “A plethora of simple ways for average Catholics to live their faith fully.”

    Holy Hacks presents a plethora of simple ways for average Catholics to live their faith fully. Each chapter begins with a set of motivations followed by some practical suggestions. Most of these suggestions can be put into place by an average Catholic who doesn’t have the hours in a day to dedicate to prayer as religious or priests often do.”

    Rev. Matthew Schneider, L.C.
    Catholic blogger, author, and Twitter guru

  • “An instant favorite.”

    “Some of Patti Maguire Armstrong’s ‘holy hacks’ are so common sense, I found myself wondering why I had never thought of them before; while others are so creative and inspired, I just know I would have never thought of them on my own.  I am happy to be encouraged into sainthood  knowing I don’t need to make heroic efforts, but can get there by incorporating Patti’s hacks into my everyday life. The combination of my love of to-do lists and Patti’s excellent suggestions to grow in holiness has made this book an instant favorite.”

    Allison Gingras
    Reconciled to You

  • Holy Hacks will definitely challenge you.”

    “This little book is a good read for anyone seeking to live better our beautiful Catholic faith.  It is equally good for personal use or in a Catholic prayer or study group setting. Holy Hacks will definitely challenge you.”

    Most Rev.  David D. Kagan
    Bishop of Bismarck

  • “Does not disappoint.”

    “The promise of the book’s title Holy Hacks—that is, easy-peasy shortcuts to make your life better rather instantly—does not disappoint .Patti’s light yet profound writing style adroitly handles diverse ingredients—practical lessons of the saints, simple fasting tips, reading encyclicals from 1435, clever home repairs—and gives us a delightful, un-put-down-able read. Stir in a quirky sense of the everyday comical (already seasoned to taste) and serve piping hot!”

    Sr. Helena Burns, F.S.P.
    Author of He Speaks To You

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