Wednesday, February 04, 2009

Michael Dubruiel, RIP

Michael Dubruiel, author and champion of all things Catholic, was called home yesterday morning. He collapsed at the gym and could not be revived. Michael leaves behind his dear wife Amy Welborn and two beautiful, young children.

I had the great pleasure of working with Michael off and on over the years when he was an editor at Our Sunday Visitor. He was a joy to work with and always had an encouraging word for his fellow writers and editors.

First and foremost we can help the Dubruiel family through the gift of prayer. Please pray for Michael's eternal soul as well as for strength, faith, and love for Amy, the children, and the rest of the family.

You can also help another way. Amy wrote at her blog:
Many thanks for all of the prayers and notes. It is overwhelming. Many have asked what they can do of a material or concrete nature. All I can say is to simply buy his books. Not from me, because I am in no position to fill orders, but from anywhere else. He long ago promised God that he would give all the royalties of The How To Book of the Mass to the children’s college funds, which he did faithfully. It is in good shape because of that. Buy them, read them, and give them away to others. Spread the Word. That is what he was all about.
We will post reviews of Michael's and Amy's books as they come in. Just about any title you purchase from these two authors are guaranteed to be more than worthy of your book shelf space. Gosh, I've found The How-To Book of the Mass worth the cash to purchase in bulk and give away.

You can find their titles just about anyplace that sells quality Catholic books from Adoremus Books to Our Sunday Visitor to Catholic Company to and more.

Additional Information:

Danielle Bean is taking up a collection at Faith and Family Live to help with funeral expenses and other needs. If you have trouble with that site, you can try donating here.

Reviews of Michael and Amy's books (Check back as more are added - these are the ones already on the Love2learn site, but we've had offers to review some of the others. Please remember that we are only an informational site and don't sell the materials ourselves.):

The Church's Most Powerful Novenas by Michael Dubruiel

The Power of the Cross: Applying the Passion of Christ to Your Life by Michael Dubruiel

Prove It! The Catholic Teen Bible by Amy Welborn

here. now. a catholic guide to the good life by Amy Welborn

de-coding Da Vinci: The Facts Behind the Fiction of the Da Vinci Code by Amy Welborn

Please feel free to leave links to other reviews in the comments and we'll bring them up here.

UPDATE: The best place to purchase Michaels' books for the sake of helping the family is directly through Our Sunday Visitor, who are doubling the expected proceeds from each book in order to help the family.

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