Sunday, September 17, 2023

A Daily Walk with Christ

 


He has shown you, O mortal, what is good.  And what does the Lord require of you?  To act justly and to love mercy and to walk humbly with your God. ~Micah 6:8


I've been a huge fan of Victor S. E. Moubarak's books since first reading Visions years ago.  That's where I first meet the intrepid and humble character, Father Ignatius, whose day-to-day service to his small Catholic parish, St. Vincent's, takes him on various adventures as he tends to the needs of his flock.  Filled and fueled by compassion, humility and wit, Fr. Ignatius always seems to save the day in some way or another.  And when he can't?  He faithfully relies on the Lord he loves and worships, spreading hope and grace to all he meets.

As you might well imagine, I am thrilled to learn that Victor's latest book, A Daily Walk with Christ, is a collection of brand-new stories featuring the beloved priest.  We also enjoy the company of his devoted, and often gullible, housekeeper, Mrs. Davenport, his friend and fellow priest, Fr. Donald, and his eccentric and wealthy benefactor, Theodore Luxton-Joyce.  I am delighted to be reunited with all of them once again in this new series of stories.

And even if you've never read Fr. Ignatius tales before, you can order this latest title, and within the span of two to three stories, you'll feel like you've known this character for many years.  He is just such a compelling and loveable person, you feel that in him, you've met that best friend you never knew was missing from your life.

Moubarak is a prolific writer, and has a multitude of titles available on Amazon.  I encourage you to read not only his latest book, but others as well.  Simply type the author's name in the Amazon search field, and the world of Fr. Ignatius and his friends will be at your fingertips!

And as an aside, there are few books that I desire reading again after the first go-round.  Moubarak's are the exception!  I can guarantee hat you will want to read these comfortable, and comforting, stories over and over.

Please visit Victor on Amazon, and be sure to visit his blog Time for Reflections.  His books are also featured at his website.

Happy reading as you walk daily with Christ!

Amen!

46 comments:

  1. Martha, thanks for the review - and the recomendation.

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  2. Hi Martha, yes, I have read Father Ignatius blog and find it very nice.

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    1. I'm glad to know that, Brenda. This book provides even more of the Fr. Ignatius brand. Enjoy!
      Love and blessings!

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  3. Thank you so much, Martha, for this very generous and kind review of my book "A Daily Walk with Christ" and of my writings generally. You have always been a very kind and loyal supporter and friend. I really appreciate it.

    I hope and pray that someone somewhere finds some comfort in my writings and that it encourages them to find out more about God, and experience His love and caring.

    I now have a new website here:
    https://victormoubarak.wixsite.com/victormoubarak
    where visitors can read about my books in the tab "MORE" - top right.

    Thank you again, Martha. God bless you and your family.

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    1. Martha,

      I should have added that Christian people like you help spread the Word of God by telling others of your experiences and, as in this case, what you have read and can recommend to others. I only write the books, and God makes sure they get in the right hands - in this case through your recommendations and encouragement.

      Thanx and God bless.

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    2. Victor, it is an honor and privilege to help spread the word about your books, my friend! Thanks for letting us know about your new website, too. I'll be sure to check it out!
      Love and blessings!

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  4. 100% agree! Not since "Father Knows Best" have I been so endeared to a fictional character. Victor has become one of my favorite writers. I always come away having learned something.

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    1. Same here, Myra! Fr. Ignatius is one of those characters you simply can't forget. Victor truly has the gift of writing, and his stories are always inspiring to read.
      Love and blessings!

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  5. Thank you for the recommendation. Some books ask for a re-reading session, I love that!

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    1. You are so welcome, Marja! Yes, those books that beg for a re-read are simply the best.
      Love and blessings!

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  6. I love Victor's characters and his writings. Nice review of his newest book, hope it sells lots of copies.

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    1. I hope it does, too, Bill! Glad you enjoy these like I do.
      Love and blessings!

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  7. Thank you Ms. Martha. Sure enjoyed learning about Mr. Victor's work. I'll be looking forward to reading some of his work soon. God's blessings.

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    1. That's wonderful, J. D. I know you will enjoy Victor's stories!
      Love and blessings!

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  8. Father Ignatius sounds like a delightful character. I'm putting Victor Moubarak's books on the TBP list. Thank you, Martha!

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    1. He is delightful, indeed, Nancy. You won't be disappointed!
      Love and blessings!

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  9. Such a lovely post, thank you I have learnt something

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    1. I'm glad you learned something, Jo-Anne.
      Love and blessings!

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  10. Martha Jane: Thank you for sharing this book with us. I might have to add him to my list of authors to check out. Peace and blessings to you and yours.

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    1. Fr. Ignatius is a marvelous character, Cecelia. You won't be disappointed!
      Love and blessings!

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  11. A lovely review for Victor's work!!

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    1. Thanks so much, Terri! I love it when I have the opportunity to talk about Victor's books.
      Love and blessings!

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  12. Mr. Moubarak writes wonderful stories and blogs. He always makes me wish I had more money in my book budget!

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    1. Amen, Mimi, I feel the same way you do about Victor and his books. He is a treasure!
      Love and blessings!

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  13. Martha, thanks for sharing these books, characters and author with us. Sounds like my kind of reading. God bless. Karen Friday

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    1. I really think you would enjoy these stories, Karen. I'd describe them as "cozy" reads - they always make me feel warm and welcomed. That's a great way to feel!
      Love and blessings!

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  14. Oh, you've really piqued my curiosity now! Thanks for this blog; I'm going to check on Amazon today. My book budget for this month is already maxed out, so I'm adding it to my cart for October.

    How have you been doing otherwise? I'd love to hear more about what's happening in your life... looking forward to your next blog!

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    1. Thanks so much for your kind words here, Arieth - they mean so much! I'll be writing soon in the future about how my life, in general, is going as I continue my Christian walk. Every day brings its own delights and treasures, doesn't it?
      Love and blessings!

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  15. Thank you, Martha-- I love hearing personal recommendations about books and reading material from people I trust and you've made a compelling case for Moubarak's books. It will be on my list of options for recreational reading, and as always, I appreciate the way you don't just absorb blessings--you find a way to pass them along to others.

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    1. Thanks for your kind and thoughtful words here, Ron! Victor is the perfect author for recreational enjoyment. His stories never fail to inspire and and enlighten. I do believe you will enjoy them!
      Love and blessings!

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  16. How did I quit getting your blog in my inbox? I have missed your writing and so glad to revisit you here. and thanks for sharing this book.

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    1. That type of thing has been happening in the recent months, Jean, and I have no idea why, or else I'd fix it. I'm just so glad to see you back here!!!
      Glad you enjoyed the book review; let me know if and when you read one of Victor's books.
      Love and blessings!

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  17. good stuff! love the partnership and mutual respect you and Victor have for each other as fellow bloggers and Christ-followers!

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    1. Thanks, Linda! It's such an amazing perk to meet other folks online who become fast friends, isn't it? I do treasure online friends like you, that's for sure.
      Love and blessings!

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  18. I have seen Mr. Moubarak's comments on several of the blogs I read (and at some time on my own) but did not know his story, etc. Thank you for sharing these things about him!

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    1. I'm so glad you enjoyed this post, Barbara, and I do hope you'll become acquainted with the Fr. Ignatius stories. So delightful!
      Love and blessings!

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  19. Martha, I emailed you 2 days ago. I think it's gone astray. God bless.

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  20. Thank you for the introduction, Dear. Aloha!

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