Seal of Approval

The following books have been awarded the Seal of Approval for the 4th quarter of 2021:

  • Jenna's Journey, Karen Kelly Boyce
  • Eternal Light of the Crypts, Alan Van't Land
  • Simple Mercies, Lara Patangan
  • In the Shadows of Freedom, C and C Spellman
  • A Thread of Evidence, Joan Kelly
  • A Stained Glass Rosary, Kate Franz
  • Stolen Blessing, Jim Sano
  • The Treasure with a Face, Janeen Zaio
  • A New Auntie's Fear, Angela Lano
  • Child of Destiny, Mina Ambrose

From Our Blog

  • CWG Book Blast! “Belt of Truth,” by Theresa Linden!

    Michael Fraley
    January 15, 2022 - 12:06am

    This month, the Catholic Writers’ Guild is touring Theresa Linden’s book, “Belt of Truth.” It is a CWG Seal of Approval recipient! It is Book 1 in the Armor of God children’s fantasy-adventure chapter book series.

    George Pennington wants to be a knight! He bravely faces the fearsome head knight at the annual “tryouts,” hoping to be among the few accepted to Knight School for Boys and Girls. When he accidentally burns his mother’s cherished tapestry, is his chance at Knight School over? A lie seems like the best solution. As lying becomes easier for George, he discovers that students must earn the first piece of armor: The Belt of Truth.

    Finally, George moved on to the fourth table, the one with Sir Crewe and the logic questions. He tried to settle his thumping heart, but he had faced his doom at this table last year. The first few questions were easy enough, but the next one stumped him. So he sat still as a stone and thought hard.

    “Well, what say you?” Sir Crewe’s voice boomed. He spun to face George. His purple surcoat billowed out around him. His eyes flashed with dragon-like fury.


    Theresa Linden has been writing and drawing since grade school. Her father was in the Coast Guard, so she grew up near the ocean, living in California, the tiny island of Guam, and Oahu (one of the Hawaiian Islands). Moving from place to place left her with the impression that life is an adventure. She has since learned that a life of faith brings the greatest adventures of all.  Now she loves to bring the Catholic faith to life through adventurous stories. She has over a dozen published novels, three of which won awards from the Catholic Press Association. She is a member of the Catholic Writers Guild and Her books are featured on Catholic Reads and have been recommended by Virtue Works Media and Today’s Catholic Teacher magazine. A wife, mom of three grown boys, and Secular Franciscan, she resides in northeast Ohio with her family.

     Buy Link:

    Belt of Truth, book 1 in the Armor of God chapter book series for Catholic children.  “…the perfect blend of friendship, adventure, & a little moral lesson for early grade readers…” #CatholicKids #ChapterBook #ArmorOfGod

     Special Considerations:  The third book in the series released last month and the fourth will come out at the beginning of 2022, the final books to follow soon after.

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Holy Family, guide our minds, our hearts, our hands, as we write, speak, illustrate – help our words to live in union with the Word.

Teach us discipline and skill to use the talents God gives us.

Give us also insight and courage to convey God's love through our craft, and humility to be open to His divine will, shaping our lives, in loving loyalty to His Church.

In Christ's name,


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