Welcome to Mitch & Kathy Finley's website!
We have been speaking and writing together and separately on topics of practical Catholic spirituality for over 40 years. We hope you will find this site and its contents a good way to stay in touch with us and with our ongoing publishing and other projects. To contact us by email, click on Contact Us (above) or scroll down to the bottom of this page and use the form provided. Click here to sign up for our monthly email book notes!
New & Noteworthy Books
Click on a book's cover art to learn more or to order a copy. We try to link a book to the online source with the lowest price, shipping included, but we encourage you to "shop around" and, in particular, to check with your local catholic bookstore.
The Rosary Handbook
A bestseller designed to awaken a renewed appreciation for the Rosary. "...the best book on the Rosary that I have found in years of researching and learning." "Mitch Finley . . . explains what the Rosary is, how it developed, and its scriptural roots . . . . It gets you started down the path without bogging you down, but still proves the point that contrary to common anti-Catholic misconceptions the Rosary is Christ-centered, Biblical, and ancient . . ." "Great book." "This book was amazing!!!" "Love it." "Great resource." "Lovely." - from amazon.com reader reviews
Prayer can easily involve the ordinary things that we use and come across in our everyday lives. Brief prayer exercises using all kinds of ordinary things, from car keys to tissues; from shoes to underwear; from a ring to a plant or flower.
the gospel truth
"This is Mitch Finley's best book. Believe it or not, I have read all of them. I was his publisher for a long time. He's the Real Thing. And this book, The Gospel Truth, takes into account the mad world we live in and the opportunity to see beneath those mad appearances to what really is: goodness, truth, love, beauty, peace, joy." - from an amazon.com reader review by Michael Leach
It's Not The Same Without You
"It's Not the Same Without You is an immensely valuable and overdue book, giving voice to the authentic concerns of those Catholics who've fallen away from Church practice. It's a tonic against alienation and misunderstanding and a gracious prescription for healthy sacramental life." - Ron Hansen, author of A Stay Against Confusion: Essays on Faith and Fiction and Mariette in Ecstasy.
whispers of god's love
A remarkably high percentage of the population reports experiencing the presence of a loved one following his or her death. Dozens of true stories, interspersed with reflections on the meaning of these astonishing events. "Mitch Finley does his usual masterful job in writing. The choice of stories that he uses to illustrate the concept of life after death, and our opportunity to share in our loved one's spiritual journey is excellent." - from an amazon.com reader review
prayers for the newly married
A beautiful collection of short prayers on all kinds of experiences from married life . . . and don't let the title fool you, it's for all couples, no matter how long they have been married. A great wedding gift, too, of course! A religious sister we know said that her community is using it because so many of the prayers apply to everyday life in a religious community, too! "A nice little 'extra' to include with a wedding gift. The prayers address everyday issues couples will face in the coming years. It would also be nice for couples to receive from their own church when planning their wedding. An unusual but practical book for any couple." - from an amazon.com reader review
building a christian marriage
A close look at key skills needed by both partners to achieve a lasting marriage, complete with a list of helpful resources and reflection questions for couples and individuals. "I have no doubt that many couples, both engaged and married, will grow in lasting love for each other as they read this book." - Leif Kehrwald, Family Ministry Specialist
This easy-to-use book of prayers provides a much-needed resource for families who want to celebrate the everyday events of their lives. From such moments as the first day of school, being in a thunderstorm, reading together, and fifty-seven other occasions, Kathy helps parents and young children see and express the ways that God is part of their lives.
the seeker's guide to being catholic
"In my journey to be a Catholic, I discovered Mitch Finley and read his book The Seeker's Guide to Being Catholic. I have purchased several copies to give to family and friends. It is, without a doubt, one of the finest books ever written about Catholics and the Catholic Church." - from an amazon.com reader review