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Rev. Michael J. Novick publishes memoir about his ministry

Readers, especially those who personally know the author, will find his book enjoyable and uplifting.

Matteson, Illinois, 60443, USA – WEBWIRE

Reverend Novick’s life journey attests to the positive life influences that laid out a path to the priesthood.

A priest from the Archdiocese of Chicago, Rev. Michael J. Novick, shares his journey to the priesthood in “We Don’t Live in Eden (But We Can Once Again – Believe Me).” Published under Xlibris in 2014, the memoir was written over a long period of time and includes writings during the author’s time in seminary, plus journal entries and a dozen pages of original poetry.

Rev. Novick’s journey to the priesthood started when he was 28. Coming from a Catholic upbringing, raised in a family that had a special bond with the priests in their parish, and educated in Catholic schools, the priest acknowledges that these experiences influenced his life and formation. While working a warehouse job, he developed listening skills that would be necessary for his future vocation as a priest. He applied for seminary and years later was ordained by Francis Cardinal George.

Published to positive reviews from verified Amazon customers, “We Don’t Live in Eden (But We Can Once Again – Believe Me)” will appeal to lay Catholic readers, especially those indecisive about the priesthood as a career or profession.

Watch out for Rev. Michael J. Novick’s reflective memoir about his priestly ministry at The London Book Fair New Title Showcase on March 12-14, 2019 in London, UK.

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We Don’t Live in Eden (But We Can Once Again – Believe Me)
Written by Rev. Michael J. Novick
Date published: April 1, 2014
Published by: Xlibris
Paperback price: $8.88
About the Author
Before seminary, Rev. Michael Novick worked in warehousing on the receiving and shipping end for six years for two different retail companies. It was there that he used his geometry and mathematical skills. He attended St. Christopher Grammar School, Midlothian, IL; Marist High School, and has a degree in mathematics from Lewis University, Romeoville, IL. He was ordained from St. Mary of the Lake of the Mundelein Seminary in 2001. Father Michael J. Novick is currently the pastor of St. Lawrence O’Toole Parish in Matteson, IL.  He has three passions in my life: baseball, music, and religion. He loves singing and music in general. He has music CDs from religious, to Vivaldi, all the way to heavy metal.

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 Michael J. Novick
 Francis Cardinal George.
 Archdiocese of Chicago

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