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Pondering Tidbits of Truth - Volume VI
This book contains 150 informative and challenging quotations of countless spiritual writers from across the centuries. Just commit to spending five minutes each day (preferably in the morning) reading, meditating, and pondering just one of those quotations. What is God trying to tell you? How will you respond? If you get stuck, you will find some helpful questions after each quotation to steer you in the right direction.
Let God speak silently to your heart.
can assure you, in God’s perfect timing, you will recognize that five
minutes will not be enough for your daily conversation with Him. You
will find a way to be with Him for a more extended period of time.
Here are some recent reviews:
“Like having a saint for a spiritual director. - One of the luxuries of the Catholic life is having your own spiritual director to encourage and challenge you; however, with the shortage of priests, it’s just not possible for most Catholics. Reading the book Pondering Tidbits of Truth is like meeting with a spiritual director in the comfort of your home. And this spiritual director has the intelligence of Pope Benedict XVI, the fire of Venerable Fulton Sheen, the insight of Cardinal Sarah, the courage of Pope Leo XIII, and the wisdom of many more ancient saints and contemporary theologians.
In this powerful book, Michael Seagriff has collected 150 quotes from the some of the greatest Catholic minds. But it’s not just a book that makes us admire the lofty ideas of the saints. After each quote, Seagriff added questions to challenge readers so that we examine ourselves and strive to imitate the saints.
Pondering Tidbits of Truth is such an enjoyable read that I found myself smiling, nodding my head, and writing in the margin. It’s a book for people at all stages of the faith journey whether they’re devout or lukewarm, young or old. In fact, reading one tidbit each night would make a quick but worthwhile addition to family prayer time.
It encourages readers to think about the critical questions of life such as, “Why did God put me here right now?” and it also gives concrete ideas for incorporating holy practices throughout the day.
Seagriff challenges readers to have a relationship with God, especially the Holy Spirit, Who is so often overlooked. He also helps readers appreciate the precious gift of Our Lord’s Real Presence in the Blessed Sacrament. Most urgently, readers consider the consequences of not knowing, loving, and serving God.
It’s as if Seagriff read many of the greatest Catholic books and articles, highlighted the best parts, and served them up for us in an easily digestible way. I enthusiastically recommend that you savor this smorgasbord of wisdom and share it with others.” Janeen Zaio award winning Catholic author
“Author, Michael Seagriff, has created a remarkable work that will significantly impact all who read it. The book is filled with spiritual treasures that will provide hours of fruitful contemplation. Moreover, and more importantly, the book creates an avenue of coming closer to God and seeking His will for one’s life.” – Richard Fitzgerald, retired History professor
"Pondering Tidbits of Truth Volume VI is a thought-provoking book filled with short quotes and questions that will challenge our spirit, help us learn to ask for His forgiveness, accept His mercy, and receive the power of God’s grace. Thus, allowing His grace to shine through us. This is another powerful book from Michael to help us in our faith journey. Additionally, I highly recommend Michael’s other books, especially I Thirst for Your Love and Stirring Slumbering Souls. I plan on flipping through to a page, picking a quote and reading it for my daily meditation.” - Rosemary Costa
"Michael Seagriff has compiled a collection of quotations meant to be read prayerfully to nourish the soul. He has drawn from the wisdom of the saints of the Church to draw us all into an interior reflection, which leads one to an application within our own lives. Seagriff has provided time-honored wisdom for our journeys, Pondering Tidbits of Truth, Volume 6 has been an incredible gift. May our Lord bless this author’s efforts to draw people close to Him.” - Melanie Von Guten
“This is an amazing book filled with spiritual quotes that bring you closer to God as you pause and ponder their meaning. After each of the 150 quotes the author asks though provoking questions to use as your daily examination of conscience. A brilliant analysis followed by the model of Ignatian contemplation and spirituality.” Albert Allegue, Author and Lay Theologian
"Pondering Tidbits of Truth Volume 6 is a beautiful collection of challenging quotes from many spiritual writers. This is an ideal book to take to Adoration, on retreat, or just to have on hand for meditation/prayer time at home. It will help anyone who wants to grow in their relationship with God. Highly recommend!" - Ellen Gable Hrkach, award winning Catholic author, editor and publisher.
“Pondering Tidbits of Truth Volume 6 is an edifying and priceless collection of God’s Truth that was poured into willing and receptive hearts. Each quote is a handcrafted masterpiece of our Divine Master. I especially enjoy the “Pause and Ponder” reflection sections. They guide you into a deeper contemplation of the fruit that was produced in the souls of the ones who loved Him.” - Patty Sinay
“What a beautiful book!” – Kathleen Desrosiers
"I loved Pondering Tidbits of Truth, Volume VI. It's a very powerful collection with incredibly profound meditations and reflections. I loved the diversity of quotations. The "Pause and Ponder" sections do a great job of synthesizing the quotations into simple, direct, and actionable considerations. The book is very well done - you cannot go wrong with the words of the saints! Reading it enriched me spiritually." - Michael Cassman, copy editor
"Can’t wait to add this book of reflections to my daily prayer and reflection time. Michael really knows how to mine these tidbits of truth! I just ordered two copies for our Adoration Chapel." - Tony Agnesi, Inspirational Speaker | Best Selling Author | Award-Winning Blogger
Stirring Slumbering Souls - 250 Eucharistic Reflections
Recent comments on the book:
Stirring Slumbering Souls is an eloquent treasury of Eucharistic reflections which you will enjoy reading over and over again. I read the reflections during Eucharistic adoration and just before bedtime. They were comforting, peaceful, insightful, and gave me a new appreciation and love for the Eucharist. I highly recommend this book for all who desire to grow in their love of Jesus in the Eucharist.
This book of beautiful reflections contains inspiring quotes from priests, religious, lay people and saints. An ideal resource to take to Eucharistic Adoration. Highly recommend!
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Comments On The Book:
"Another invaluable source of saintly wisdom and Church teaching. In a world where the truth is so twisted, this little volume sets the reader straight...I enjoy these compilations immensely."
We are all busy people. Many of us have convinced ourselves that we simply do not have the time to read, ponder and reflect on the wealth of spiritual wisdom our Catholic Church has accumulated over the centuries. Yet, we owe God and ourselves this reflective time.
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I think the book is perfect for Lectio Divina. - Faith Flaherty
...spiritually enriching...provides wonderful reflections... Lois C.
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[Excerpts from Introduction)
The time for mincing words is over.
Comments On the Book:
"Tender, earnest, and heartfelt—I Thirst For Your Love is an excellent collection of beautiful poignant Eucharistic reflections. Author Michael Seagriff believes we have lost the sense of the Sacred and offers countless reasons for us to pause and ponder Jesus’ Sacred thirst for our love. I highly recommend this book."
Fleeting Glimpses of the Silly, Sentimental and Sublime
May the stories you read here bring you laughter at a time you feel forlorn, comfort when you are overburdened with the challenges of daily living, tears of joy when certain words you read or images they generate resurrect thoughts of those you loved and lost, greater appreciation for the gift of life, zeal for the salvation of souls, and an increased desire to give to God and those He created what He and they deserve.
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His book is a treasure of stories that earned him wisdom through experiences lived in union with God and his Catholic faith.
"By taking these words to heart, we might recognize some of the crosses we most dread to carry are no more than toothpicks and that, by God’s grace, no cross He sends will ever be too heavy."
"The minute I silently accepted our impending deaths, I received an unmistakable, non-verbal, internal prompting to stop the car. It made no sense! But I did as I was prompted."
"God does not promise those who love him a life here free of trials and tribulations. Time before Him in the Blessed Sacrament is no guaranty of a struggle free life. But He does promise sufficient graces to carry our daily crosses and eternity with Him for those who love Him."
I highly recommend this book for those who like to think and feel and grow closer to God and family.
This collection of autobiographical short stories are brimming with love. Mike has such a gift for pulling in the reader and investing him in each story. His writing style is crisp and clear and authentic. It is filled with a great depth of love for His God and family. This book is a gift to yourself that you will want to share with others. Strong recommendation.
It's a very personal collection [of essays and reflections], ranging from humorous to touching vignettes and reflections, including Christmas stories and exhortations to love as Jesus loves and to love Jesus present in the Blessed Sacrament. It's entertaining and often thought-provoking...