Best of 2020
Looking for a book that puts Christ not just back into Christmas but into Halloween too? Throw in a dash of ghost story, mystery, and romance and you have A Tortured Soul.
Honorable Mention winner in the 2020 Catholic Press Association book awards.
There are two mysteries that Caitlyn must solve: How did she end up married to Jarret? And how did she lose her memory? One of the answers ties into her job as an investigative reporter. Caitlyn’s investigation of an abortion clinic becomes a potential lead to solving her own mystery.
~ Cathy Gilmore of
This is the 3rd Catholic Teen Books anthology! The theme of the 8 short stories...Saint Patrick! I'm honored to have a story in this amazing collection: "Treasure in the Bogs."
on ewtn's the good fight
"What does it take to be a saint. Sainthood is not beyond reach for any of us.”
Barbara McGuigan of EWTN's The Good Fight interviews author of the supernatural thriller, purgatory soul story Tortured Soul, Catholic Press Association 2020 award-winner.
Click HERE for the interview from August 29, 2020.
in national catholic register
"Creativity is an amazing gift from God, and the fruits of creativity have the power to accomplish unique things.”
Katie Warner of the National Catholic Register interviews Catholic artists and artisans about their crafts, asking how their art impacts the Church and their faith impacts their work.
Click HERE for her interview of Theresa Linden from August 21, 2019.
Would you like to invite Theresa speak to your teen or parish group? Book your fall author talk now.
Presentation titles include:
"The Power of a Story
in the Life of Faith"
"Igniting Charity for
the Suffering Souls"
"Sharing the Adventure"
"Confidence in the Truth"
igniting charity for the holy souls
by Theresa Linden
Faith-filled Christians know how to love. Granted, we aren’t perfect, but we wake up every morning to care for our children, go to work to provide for our families, embrace our religious vocation—or fulfill whatever responsibilities God calls us to. We give up little things countless times a day so that we can please God and others. Because we know Jesus, the source of love, we know that love is about sacrifice—sacrificing our comfort, money, time, and will—for the sake of another. Through our prayers, words, actions, and donations, our love encompasses not only those we personally know but those we’ve never met.
And while all this is true, I can’t help but think one group is often forgotten: the souls in purgatory (aka the Church Suffering). God desires our prayers on their behalf because He longs for those souls to be with Him in heaven but also because it helps us grow in holiness.
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tortured soul adult fiction
Awarded Honorable Mention in the Catholic Press Association 2020 Book Awards! Set in modern times, this supernatural thriller is loosely based on the apparitions to Eugenie von der Leyen (1867-1929).
"Theresa Linden’s Tortured Soul gives an accurate,
captivating, and 'novel' way for readers to learn about and better understand the Church’s teaching on purgatory. Thank you, Theresa!"
~Susan Tassone “The Purgatory Lady”, author of Day by Day for the Holy Souls in Purgatory