About the Author
Joe Paprocki is national consultant for faith formation at Loyola
Press. He has 30 years of experience teaching at many different
levels and continues to serve as a catechist. Paprocki is a popular
speaker and the author of many books, including Living the
Mass and A Well-Built Faith.
"Nearly every page provides profound insights into spiritual
wellness, what keeps us from attaining it, and how we can move
toward achieving it."
-- RTJ's Creative Catechist
"Joe Paprocki's books, including the latest, 7 Keys to Spiritual
, demonstrate his gift for teaching and his deep
commitment to a healthy spirituality."
- Carol Blank, WritingWorks
"Paprocki hits high stride in his treatment of beauty and
imagination, two keys to a vigorous and fulfilling spiritual life
--Spirituality & Practice
"Paprocki packages the church's traditional prescription for
holiness as the spritual cure to what ails Americans in the 21st
century -- and he does it in a down-to-earth, non-preachy way... He
quotes scripture but also "Seinfeld"; cites popes and Pink Floyd;
and refers to theological greats like Hans Urs von Balthasar but
also to popular authors."
-- Heidi Schlumpf, National Catholic Reporter
"Paprocki's extensive knowledge of his subject, his creativity, and
his enthusiasm and passion are evident on every page. To pastors
and directors of religious education everywhere: This is a book for
every catechist in your parish."
"Paprocki's keys are not complicated in their statement and include
seeking good in others, thinking through one's actions, and looking
for beauty. However, implementing these keys will require
discipline and could transform the reader's life if implemented to
any serious degree. For that reason, Paprocki has written a
powerful little book that could bring great satisfaction to those
who choose to follow it."
-- Annie Peters, Portland Book Review