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Praying with the Pivotal Players

by Amy WelbornAugust 31, 2016
Length: 154
Publisher: Word on Fire
Publish Date: September 2016


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Saints aren't just people who live exemplary moral lives. They ultimately serve as tour guides on the road to God.

In Praying with the Pivotal Players, written by best-selling author Amy Welborn, you'll journey with six holy men and women toward a deeper intimacy with the Lord. You'll find insights about Jesus, prayer, the Church, and virtue, from luminaries such as:

  • St. Francis
  • St. Thomas Aquinas
  • St. Catherine of Siena
  • Bl. John Henry Newman
  • G.K. Chesterton
  • Michelangelo


In each of the thirty short chapters, five devoted to each of the six figures above, you'll sample the Pivotal Player's writings, poems, and prayers, followed by stirring reflections to help apply their wisdom to your own life.

The entries are ideal for devotional reading and are supplemented by questions to launch you into further prayer. Reading one chapter a day will engage you for an entire month.

If you've watched CATHOLICISM: The Pivotal Players film series and are hungry for more, Praying with the Pivotal Players is the perfect next step.

Table of Contents


Saint Francis of Assisi

1. Drawing Closer to Christ

2. Not an Impossible Ideal

3. Living in a Culture of Corruption

4. Perfect Joy

5. Francis and Creation


Saint Catherine of Siena

6. Self-Knowledge

7. Holy Desire

8. Blood

9. The Bridge

10. Charity



11. Incarnation and Creativity

12. The Life of an Artist

13. David

14. The Pietà

15. The Sistine Chapel


Saint Thomas Aquinas

16. Theology and Spirituality

17. The Existence of God

18. The Nature of God

19. The Human Person

20. Christ

G.K. Chesterton

21. Joy

22. Sanity and Reason

23. The Ethics of Elfland

24. The Strangeness of Man

25. The Strangeness of Christ


Blessed John Henry Newman

26. Conversion

27. The Price of Conversion

28. The Development of Doctrine

29. The Idea of the University

30. The Grammar of Assent