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New Book Needs Your Input


I have decided to write a new book on the virtues; this time for adults, because of the apparent hunger I see to learn more about how to incorporate the virtues into one’s life. Many of you share your struggles with me, and some of you share your successes at mastering certain virtues.  I would like for you to be a part of this book!

People’s stories of success and/or failure resonate well with readers. Therefore, I would like to include in the book, stories, your stories, of success or challenge in mastering virtue. If you would like to see your story in my book, then send it to me for consideration/inclusion in the book. You can have your name associated with the story, or you can be anonymous – the choice is yours.

This new book will definitely address the Theological virtues of Faith, Hope and Charity, as well as the Cardinal virtues of Prudence, Temperance, Fortitude and Justice. Beyond that, I’ll address those acquired virtues that seem to be of great interest to my readers. Here’s your chance to weigh in on which acquired virtues to include. Comment below, or drop me an e-mail sharing your thoughts. This book is for you, so I want to give you a voice in its production.

Join me on this journey as we:

  • Discuss each virtue in detail
  • Take a walk with the patron saint of each virtue
  • Share your stories
  • Meditate on prayers pertinent to each virtue
  • Ponder questions related to each virtue

So, what do you think? Is this a go? Do I have your support? If so, then let’s get started! You can e-mail your thoughts on the book, as well as your stories, to ginny@virginialieto.com.

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8 Responses to New Book Needs Your Input

  • Ms Ginny, I believe a book on Virtues would be excellent, I believe there are many folks that do not know the truly meaning of VIRTUE, much less MORAL VIRTUES

    • Great idea Virginia. The only advice I can offer, is to use some of the Saints and Church Father teachings to make the points clear in the book! I will pray for you, and your success with your writing a great Spiritual book, friend! Go ahead, and God speed, with it! ????

      • Hi Keith:

        I plan on including a section within each chapter on each virtue dedicated to a “walk with (St’s Name).” For example, for the virtue of Hope, I will include a passage on a “Walk with St. Jude” and explain why he is the patron saint of “hopeless cases.” I then plan on having a section immediately after the Walk with the Saint to cover the virtue in present day action. So again for the virtue of Hope, I am thinking about writing a passage on the good work done at St Jude’s Children’s hospital to give families hope. What do you think?

    • Thanks Mike! Let me know if there is any specific virtue you would like to see included!

  • Fine Idea, you might also want to go to some of the old theologians, St. Augustine, St. Thomas Aquinas… they always give good quotes .. : > ).
    Good Luck!

    • Hi Bob:

      Welcome! Glad to have you as a follower. In addition to the two saints that you mentioned, I am also a big fan of St. Francis de Sales and St. Therese of Lisieux. And we can’t leave out soon to be St Teresa of Calcutta. St. Thomas Aquinas along with St Agnes would be good saints for the virtue of chastity. St. Augustine would be good for the virtue of discernment. Thanks for the ideas!

  • This is going to be a great book.
    Wonderful Idea.
    I’ve been meaning to say that for days.

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