http://reiserrelief.org/images/book/reiser-ramblings-cover-04.jpgABCNEWSPAPERS.COM - The late Rev. Bernard Reiser’s spiritual book, “Reiser’s Ramblings,” has earned an honorable mention in the May 2012 Eric Hoffer Book Award Contest. This honor is a nationally recognized literary award that recognizes salient writing published by small publishers across the country over a variety of categories.
“Reiser’s Ramblings” by Fr. Bernard Reiser has been selected the WINNER of the 2012 Indie Excellence Award in the category of Religion-Non-Fiction.
All profits from book sales will go to help the people of Haiti through Reiser’s Relief Inc, founded by Fr. Reiser.
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Words from Father Reiser " From the depths of my heart, we will see many more blessings from the Lord in the times to come. We must trust in the Lord with our hearts and spend our time in adoration and participate in the Holy Mass frequently. Continue to pray the rosary and meditate on the mysteries of Our Lord’s life. Keep moving forward in the light of Our Lord Jesus Christ."
About the book - “Reiser’s Ramblings” is a collection of daily/weekly meditations/devotions ~ daily reflections from the best columns written over the past three decades by Fr. Bernard Reiser, former pastor of Epiphany Parish in Coon Rapids, Minnesota. From farm living to an eternity in Heaven, Fr. Reiser brings together a wonderful collection of Christian spiritual “ramblings” that all of us can take to heart.
We end up with a lovely book of short, easily read reminiscences and edifying stories and thoughts, with each column titled. The reader is meant ponder the spiritual message and meaning in each column and how, or if, it applies to each individual life. The writings talk of his growing up in a farming family, to teaching you how to start and continue having a relationship with God, and the people around you.
The columns in the book are separated into six sections: Early Life and Key Influences; The Wonder of God’s Creation; Our Place in God’s World; Counting Our Blessings; God’s Grace at Work Within Us; All Eyes on Heaven. Each column is titled and short. So we end up with reminiscences and a lovely book of short, easily read edifying stories and thoughts.
As quoted from The U.S. Review of Books website May 13th 2012: “Reiser’s Ramblings”, - A collection of weekly newsletter columns from the former pastor of the rural Epiphany Parish in Coon Rapids, Minnesota, this book is a mixture of humorous, sad, nostalgic, and inspirational pieces. By turns thoughtful, provocative, or just plain funny, it is the kind of book one can sample, read and reread, or share stories from with family and friends. It is nicely illustrated with black and white photos and drawings. The columns are short, but memorable, and always provide something to think about or learn from. Never stuffy or preachy, Reiser has created an enjoyable reflection of life.”