Author Biography - Tom McGrath


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Tom McGrath 

Tom McGrath

Tom McGrath is the author of Raising Faith Filled Kids, The Meal Box, and is one of the authors of the God’s Gift series. Currently Tom is the Vice President for Product Development at Loyola Press. He previously served as the executive editor of U.S. Catholic magazine. McGrath is an avid writer and speaker on family-life issues and spirituality. Tom and his wife, Kathleen, live in Chicago and are the parents of two grown daughters, who are still always welcome at meal time.

Tom McGrath es autor de Educando hijos en la plenitud de la fe, En torno a la mesa y coautor del program Don de Dios. En la actualidad es el director editorial y de recursos parroquiales de Loyola Press. Anteriormente, fue director ejecutivo de la revista U.S. Catholic. McGrath es un prolífico escritor y orador sobre temas de espiritualidad y vida en familia. Tom y su esposa, Kathleen, viven en Chicago y tienen dos hijas ya adultas, a quienes siguen recibiendo con alegría a la hora de comer.

Articles by Tom McGrath

  • How to Get Started During Lent

    Find ideas for how to get started during Lent. Tom McGrath shares 3 action steps for parents.

  • It’s Never Too Late to Have a Good Day

    Some days just seem to go all wrong, but it's never too late to have a good day. Learn how God can help turn your day around for the better!

  • 8 Simple Ways to Celebrate Sacred Time as a Family

    Families can grow in faith together by celebrating the sacred in eight simple and routine activities.

  • Looking for family fun activities?

    Summertime family fun activities often include going to the zoo, heading to the beach, and attending a ballgame. But, while we might be together when we engage in these family activities, we aren’t necessarily getting to know each other better. There is, however, a fun activity your family can do that will help you discover some amazing things about the people you love.

  • Noticing the Woman on the Bus

    God always notices what we do, and in God’s great plan, no effort put forth on behalf of “the least of these” will ever be wasted.

  • What Peace Requires

    Tom McGrath reflects on what peace requires. Watch the video and then read his story about the paradoxical recipe for peace.

  • Do You Let Your Light Shine?

    Tom McGrath leads us to ask if we’re letting our light shine and seeing the brightness that exists because of the simple goodness of ordinary people.

  • Why We Celebrate Memorial Day

    On Memorial Day we recall, honor, and pray for all those we know who have lived lives of service and sacrifice for the good of others.

  • Underground Movements

    Advent is a time of seeming dormancy. Slow down this Advent and allow the underground movements to work in you.

  • Advent Amid the Gift Wrap

    With all the Christmas preparation, it is easy to miss the season of Advent. This year, let's not lose Advent among the gift wrap.

  • Receiving Advent

    How are you receiving Advent? Tom McGrath shares a simple exercise to begin Advent.

  • The Power of Family Meals

    In this Food and Faith story, Tom McGrath shares his memories of family meals, and reflects on the values they instill.

  • 10 Tips for Better Family Mealtimes

    Tom McGrath, author of Raising Faith-Filled Kids, shares 10 tips to help improve your family mealtime.

Books by Tom McGrath

En torno a la mesa

Preguntas divertidas para compartir la fe en familia

¡Sea tan amable en pasar la sal, la pimienta y En torno a la mesa para iniciar la conversación! Se han combinado preguntas chistosas y creativas que ofrecen siempre consejos prácticos en torno a la fe de los que se podrán beneficiar cada vez que se sienten a la mesa.

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The Meal Box

Fun Questions and Family Tips to Get Mealtime Conversations Cookin'

Pass the salt and pepper–along with The Meal Box. Creatively fun questions combined with helpful family faith tips spice up every mealtime conversation. 54 cards in plastic case.

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Raising Faith-Filled Kids

Ordinary Opportunities to Nurture Spirituality at Home

Offers a generous collection of easy tips and tools to help parents realize a spiritual path and inspire virtue, discipline, and hope in their families.

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Educando hijos en la plenitud de la fe

Raising Faith-Filled Kids (Spanish)

Ofrece una abundante recopilación de consejos e instrumentos fáciles para ayudar a padres y madres a seguir una senda espiritual e inspirar la virtud, la disciplina y la esperanza en sus familias.

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Las Bienaventuranzas para las familias (50-pack)

El Papa Francisco ha llamado a las Bienaventuranzas un “programa para la santidad” y “el camino a la verdadera felicidad”, en otras palabras, la expresión de la esencia del mensaje de Cristo.

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Las obras de misericordia para las familias (50-pack)

En Las obras de misericordia las palabras tomadas del Evangelio de Mateo se presentan en un hermoso diseño. De un lado se muestran las obras de misericordia corporales y del otro las obras de misericordia espirituales.

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The Beatitudes for Families (50-pack)

In The Beatitudes for Families, the Beatitudes are beautifully presented with original artwork. On one side, you will find the words of Christ as found in Matthew 5:3-10. On the other side, you will find an adapted version of the Beatitudes written specifically for families by Tom McGrath, author of Raising Faith-Filled Kids.

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The Works of Mercy for Families (50-pack)

In The Works of Mercy, beautiful artwork surrounds the words taken from the Gospel of Matthew. One side shows the Corporal Works of Mercy and the other shows the Spiritual Works of Mercy.

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