Authors Nancy Vericker and William J Bausch honored in the 2019 Catholic Press Awards.
MARCO ISLAND, FL – June 2019 – The Catholic Press Association awarded two books from Clear Faith Publishing on June 21 in St. Petersburg, Florida. William J Bausch’s From to Yesplaced third in the “Best Book by a Small Publisher” category and was an honorable mention in the “Liturgy” category. Nancy McCann Vericker’s book, Unchained: Our Family’s Addiction Mess is Our Message, was an honorable mention in the “Healing” category.
From No to Yesreflects on the conflict of culture and faith. This book of homilies takes on deep questions about God, suffering, loneliness and death. While there are so many people questioning the church, this book reaches out through the power of storytelling. One reader said, “this is a valuable resource to have, not just for preachers, but for lectionary-based catechesis groups, and also for folks who want to hear a different voice and perspective on the Sunday readings.”
Unchainedtells the riveting story of a young man’s decline into opioid and alcohol addiction, homelessness and his recovery journey. Vericker and her son, J.P., tell this inspiring story of their faith, the 12-step program, and their family helped their son return home. Their story provides hope for families who are suffering from addiction. One reader said it’s, “a story of unconditional love and the power of trust in God when facing a very difficult life crisis.”
The Catholic Press Association has been uniting and serving the Catholic press for over a hundred years. All winners were honored at the annual Catholic Media Conference in June, receive an award certificate and are listed in the association’s award issue of The Catholic Journalist.
These books are available for purchase on Amazon and for Kindle. They are also available on the Clear Faith Publishing website. For more information, visit www.clearfaithpublishing.com.