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Praise for Holy Ghosts
Praise for The 15-Minute Prayer Solution
"[A]n eerie well-told ghost story." - Library Journal
"Holy Ghosts took me into a completely convincing but very different version of reality from the one we live in. It serves as a forceful and fascinating reminder that we do not see the world that is, but only the part we have chosen to see. There are dangers and wonders in the dark, and Holy Ghosts affirms that they are very real."
-Whitley Strieber, author of Communion and The Omega Point
"I have always believed in ghosts, paranormal phenomena, and miracles. But I've never read a book that tells of chills and ghosts in the house from a Catholic perspective. I read the book in a sitting. There are more than a few spine- tingling scares here, offered in such a benign, even life-affirming way, that we end up enlightened, entertained, and charmed."
-Beverly Donofrio, author of Riding in Cars with Boys
"Gary Jansen's Holy Ghosts is a haunting memoir of both the paranormal and the heartbreakingly down-to-earth. By turns scholarly, comic, and creepy, Jansen shows us the ghosts in his house as well as his heart. Spellbinding and wise, this trip to the supernatural eventually returns us home, providing a deeper understanding of our faith, our fears, and the people we love."
-Jennifer Finney Boylan, author of She's Not There 
"I originally picked up Gary Jansen’s Holy Ghosts from the galley pile because of its subtitle: How a (Not So) Good Catholic Boy Became a Believer in Things That Go Bump in the Night. I was intrigued, but was pretty certain I’d just skim it. Was I ever wrong—I was hooked in the first chapter. Holy Ghosts is more than just a gripping true story about ghosts haunting his family’s home and how he got them to leave. I thoroughly enjoyed the fascinating history that Jansen, an editor at Doubleday Religion, incorporates into the story about the Catholic Church and its beliefs in spirits, angels, and demons. He also shares historical data about curses, other cultures’ beliefs about death, and what happens after we depart our bodies. His writing style is engaging and informative; I couldn’t stop reading. As soon as I was done, I shared it with someone who owns a haunted home. Her review was accurate and succinct: “It scared the sh*t out of me.”- Publishers Weekly
"If you think ghosts might exist, you will thoroughly enjoy this startling personal account of things that go bump in the night. If you don't think they exist, do not read this book after midnight. You have been warned." -Dean Radin, author of Supernormal and The Conscious Universe

"Many people know about God, but few have actually encountered him. In this much-needed book, Gary Jansen helps us take our faith from a dry intellectual exercise to a powerful personal encounter." –Jennifer Fulwiler, radio host and author of Something Other than God

"Gary Jansen's beautiful book is filled with simple, how-to advice on jump-starting your relationship with God. Using insights from the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius Loyola, Jansen offers straight-forward advice on how to begin, or deepen, your relationship with the One who loved us into being." –James Martin, SJ, New York Times bestselling author of Jesus: A Pilgrimage
"Think you don't have time to pray? You'll reconsider after reading this gentle but persuasive invitation to a Spirit-led life. In "The Fifteen-Minute Prayer Solution," Gary Jansen blends evocative imagery, intimate personal stories and concrete suggestions to help even weary seekers rediscover the joy of finding God in all things." –Colleen Carroll Campbell, author of My Sisters the Saints: A Spiritual Memoir
"Gary Jansen has done it again! This book is must reading for anyone who wants to understand and experience the miraculous power of prayer. Read it and transform your life from head to soul." –Anthony DeStefano, author of Ten Prayers God Always Says Yes To 
“Gary Jansen’s The 15-Minute Prayer Solution is a book that fills a real need.  This book takes people where they are in the spiritual life—busy, overloaded, and feeling empty—and teaches them how to pray in the midst of a revolving-door world. Jansen takes the best of the tradition and shows people how to make it real today. To understand the full fruit of this very modern and very traditional primer on prayer, this book ought to be discussed with others as well as read alone.” Joan Chittister, O.S.B., author of Between the Dark and the Daylight
"The 15-Minute Prayer Solution is a sacred pause amidst our busy everyday lives, drawing us closer to God's illuminating love and warm embrace." –John Schlimm, award-winning author of Five Years in Heaven
"[A] well-done spiritual workbook...enlightening and useful."
Publishers Weekly 
"Gary Jansen's powerful book will send you into a spiritual awakening. Start reading The Fifteen-Minute Prayer Solution and you will truly desire to love others in a new way. He not only writes a beautiful work, but more importantly, he lives the message." –Justin Fatica, author of Hard as Nails and Win it All
"Gary Jansen has accomplished what no other spiritual author before him has: explained the Spiritual Exercises of Ignatius of Loyola in language I understand! He educates, entertains, and inspires with his charming stories and simple prose." –Therese Borchard, author of Beyond Blue
"I love this book. Gary Jansen has an endearing, attention-deficit quality that lets him deliver big lessons not only painlessly, but humorously. He goes deep, and takes us readers deep, without even a whiff of pious unction. For Jansen, a tattooed foot on the subway is the start of a mystical flight. By the end of the story, we know that these everyday distractions should be graces for us as well." –Mike Aquilina, author of Angels of God and Executive Vice-President, St. Paul Center for Biblical Theology
“Gary Jansen offers us a simple and powerful truth: Give God fifteen minutes each day, and you will begin to experience God in every moment. With compassion, wisdom, humility, and practical simplicity, Gary Jansen shows that by making a small space in your life each day for prayer and contemplation, your entire life will become filled with the presence of God. Read The 15-Minute Prayer Solution and you will learn how to experience a deep and fulfilling relationship with the Divine Beloved.” - Michael A. Singer, New York Times bestselling author of The Untethered Soul and The Surrender Experiment
"Whether you are a veteran or a novice in prayer, this jewel of a book holds inspiration for us all." –Alexander J. Shaia, PhD, author of The Hidden Power of the Gospels: Four Questions, Four Paths, One Journey 
“Brilliant! Whether you are a beginning or a veteran of the spiritual life I think you will find Gary Jansen's approach immensely practical." –Matthew Kelly, New York Times bestselling author of The Rhythm of Life 


Praise for The Rosary
"A wonderful book. Not just wonderful, but very important."―Paulo Coelho, bestselling author of The Alchemist

"In a book that is reverent, inspiring, and practical, Gary Jansen reveals the extraordinary spiritual depths of the Rosary."―Thomas Craughwell, author of Saints for Every Occasion