5 Books That Changed My Life

Do you have plans for reading this summer? What books are on your list? Danielle shares books that have had a lasting impact on her life. She also encourages you to share your reading list with her and others.

Snippet from the Show
There are some books that you can return to again and again because of the impact they have on your life.


Danielle’s Book List
  1. The Better Part: A Christ-Centered Resource for Personal Prayer by Father John Bartunek, LC
  2. A Mother’s Rule of Life by Holly Pierlot
  3. Delay, Don’t Deny: Living an Intermittent Fasting Lifestyle by Gin Stephens
  4. An Introduction to the Devout Life by St. Francis de Sales
  5. East of Eden by John Steinbeck

Another book Danielle mentioned in this week’s episode is the Kristin Lavransdatter trilogy by Sigrid Undset.

Listener Feedback

At the end of today’s show, Danielle shares an email from listener Holly who wonders how she might stand up for herself better in her workplace.

Song of the Week

Young and Wild by Zac Brown Band


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Danielle Bean

Danielle Bean is the author of many books on Catholic marriage, motherhood, and women’s spirituality, and a well-known Catholic podcaster and media figure. In all of her efforts, Danielle encourages and celebrates all women on their unique vocational paths. She is the host of the Girlfriends podcast as well as the author of Momnipotent: The Not-So-Perfect Woman’s Guide to Catholic Motherhood, Whisper: Finding God in the Everyday, and You Are Enough.

Danielle is a dynamic retreat leader and an engaging speaker on a variety of subjects related to Catholic family life, education, marriage, and motherhood. She has been married to her husband, Dan, for 26 years and together they have 8 children.

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