ABOUT THE AUTHOR--
REV. MARTIN LAUZERNE
DUNNE III, CPA
*BOOKS WRITTEN DURING PANDEMIC LOCK-DOWN*
Rev. Martin L. Dunne III, CPA, author of several books for both children and adults, is an ordained minister and chaplain in Boca Raton, Florida. Prior to ministry he spent over a decade working with and managing several corporations and nonprofits throughout Florida. These experiences have resulted in a unique perspective on just how deeply God wants all to have the best life possible!
During the unexpected spare time during the quarantine, Fr. Martin Dunne penned six different books! They are currently available for order or pre-order (depending on release date) through his publisher, Waldorf publishing http://www.waldorfpublishing.com *Please contact author directly if interested in getting a signed copy directly from author--while supplies last*
One of Fr. Martin's goals is getting God's message out to people in a gentle and enriching way where they can find the fulfillment and peace for which they have always longed!
These are the six titles currently for sale (all will be available in Hardcover, Paperback, Audio, and Electronic formats), but more books are in the works!:
All books are available in all formats (hardcover, paperback, electronic, & audio) at your favorite websites and stores where books are sold!
"What Could a Priest Know about Marriage?" guides adults in how to prepare for, find and keep the one special relationship based on theology, Scripture, life-experiences, several graduate courses on the topic, and ministry. Will be released this September!
"Marriage is God's Special Gift" introduces children to the beauty and potential of traditional marriage and family through a gentle chronicle of a family's history over three generations.
"It's Worth it Because of God's Love for You" explains how God's unique, special, and loving plans for each child were planned from the beginning of time through all history.
"Popcorn's Perspective" gently introduces children to the dangers of "the 7 deadly sins" (without using such harsh terminology), along with the offsetting benefits of following the opposite 7 virtues.
"Popcorn Returns" gently addresses the recent grim news to children in light of how God is with them through it all while helping them in each moment to make positive changes, through the examples of the Gifts and Fruits of the Holy Spirit.
"The Bible is God's Proof God's 'I Love You' is Real" shows how God's expression of love is consistent throughout the Bible.
*The Children's books are packed with images full of detail, symbolism, and fun surprises!
I'm excited to also announce the multiple media outlets (so far... more to come!!!!) which have profiled the books!:
920 AM (Melbourne, FL: Divine Mercy Radio): http://www.divinemercyradio.com/Podcasts/TOF201218.mp3
The New Pelican: https://www.newpelican.com/?s=Martin+Dunne
First formal book review: https://bookswithharpreet.blogspot.com/2021/05/what-could-priest-know-about-marriage.html
Second formal book review: https://www.instagram.com/p/CQQ5qX2F1pD/?utm_medium=copy_link
Authority Magazine (on perfectionism) https://medium.com/authority-magazine/rev-martin-l-dunne-on-how-to-get-past-your-perfectionism-and-just-do-it-894a7cc0d906
Upjourney (middle of article "Signs you are meant to be together.") https://upjourney.com/signs-you-are-destined-to-be-together
Upjourney (middle of article "How to be a better man.") https://upjourney.com/how-to-be-a-better-man
Upjourney (middle of article "What to Say at a Fu.") https://upjourney.com/what-to-say-to-someone-going-to-a-funeral
Upjourney (middle of article "What to say to a friend going through a divorce.") https://upjourney.com/what-to-say-to-a-friend-going-through-a-divorce
NonFiction Authors Association (middle of article) https://nonfictionauthorsassociation.com/expert-round-up-what-advice-would-you-offer-to-new-authors-just-getting-started/
The Round Table Talk Show with Sharifah Hardie https://youtu.be/8v7uYSjmpro
Wolfgang's Weekly: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IoaFP0BoTgA
Jim Austin Online: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2lbhR6dkT90
Catholic Faith Network: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bf2nNDvoxms
Speedway Digest: https://www.blogtalkradio.com/speedwaydigestradio/2020/10/09/thursday-night-thunder-with-adam-sinclair
Florida Catholic (cover story):
Invocation (Florida State Council Knights of Columbus newsletter; page 11): https://www.floridakofc.org/images/Uploaded_INVOCATION%20JUNE%202020.pdf
The Compass (John A. Hill Council #4955 Newletter);page 4): https://www.floridakofc.org/images/Uploaded_2200843_KC%204955_Compass_July-August%202020.pdf
WHAT COULD A PRIEST KNOW ABOUT MARRIAGE?
September 15th, 2020
Considering my ironic role as a priest, and the many misconceptions it contains, I feel my book, with the proposed title, What Could a Priest Know about Marriage?, can be a critical guide for those from all walks of life who are searching for that one affirming relationship. This book has been years in the making, and incorporates insights and lessons I have repeatedly, and successfully, introduced into my ministry to directly, and individually, consul thousands of individuals and hundreds of relationships . These insights have not only assisted others in finding those meaningful relationships by freeing themselves of various misconceptions which have unwittingly held them down, but, far more importantly, they have brought about healing, strengthening and fortifying of their relationships in such a way that the relationship enhances all other areas of life with a peace and joy that few ever though was even possible—as it grows and develops over the years.
MARRIAGE IS GOD’S SPECIAL GIFT
November 1st, 2020
Presented largely through pages of an opened photo album under the narration of the of an 11-year old girl’s grandparents, Marriage is God’s Special Gift delightfully introduces marriage and the potential opportunities that exist for the growth, joy, and fulfillment which can exist within this institution of family life. Woven between the pages depicting a family’s growth over the generations through various activities and milestones, marriage is presented as a special way for experiencing love, complementarity, and a deepening dependency upon God’s loving help. It subtly notes how marriage preparation is meant to start many years before courting does. The book is packed with illustrations containing fun details and subtle symbols which convey the truths of both marriage and themes such as marriage’s unity, continuation, and fidelity.
IT’S WORTH IT BECAUSE OF GOD’S LOVE FOR YOU!
Due to High Demand, this book will be Released almost 6 months early ... on January 5th, 2021!
Presented largely through the words of a mother towards her 11-year old son, It’s Worth It Because of God’s Love for You! is a joyful, introductory book on God. It takes the reader through a captivating journey of all time and eternity to show how deeply and uniquely they are loved by God. The book synthesizes a plethora of experiences, studies, and insights from others, as well as the author’s personal experiences from his faith journey with God. By beautifully showing how everything in God’s plans led to this present moment in time, this book aims to captivate, renew, and excite the reader into enthusiastically giving their “all” in every task of life from their recognition of their special path and purpose in accepting, and giving, God’s love at each and every single moment and with every single activity. The book is packed with illustrations containing fun details and subtle symbols which convey the truths of God’s love through themes such as fruitfulness, love, and fidelity.
POPCORN’S PERSPECTIVE ON LIFE: WHAT WORKS … & WHAT DOESN’T!
July 15th 2021
Presented largely through the recollections of a cute centenarian parrot, Popcorn’s Perspective on Life: What Works … & What Doesn’t! is an upbeat introductory book on the dangers of the seven vices and the benefits of the 7 virtues. Using relatable examples for the contemporary youth, the book showcases each vice with its opposite virtue on opposite pages. All of the examples are presented in fun backdrops spanning from the “Roaring 1920’s” through the present day. The lessons and vocabulary both gently, and sometimes humorously, show the immediate and long-term benefits for responding in the right way to a variety of situations. The book synthesizes a plethora of experiences, studies, and insights, along with the author’s personal experiences. The book is full with illustrations containing exciting details and subtle symbols as the relatable parrot narrator helps the reader to recognize the joy that accompanies a loving and virtuous life.
POPCORN’S PERSPECTIVE ON HOW GOD’S WITH US!
July 15th 2021
To respond to the concerns of the problems in our world, a cute centenarian parrot returns to the rescue in, Popcorn’s Perspective on How God’s with Us! It is an upbeat introductory book on the particular ways God is with us at all times and situations of life through the 7 gifts and 12 fruits of the Holy Spirit. Using relatable examples for the contemporary youth, the book showcases how God’s presence can make all the difference in responding the right way to every challenge. All of the examples are presented in fun backdrops spanning from the 1930’s Broadway through the present day. The lessons and vocabulary both gently, and sometimes humorously, show the immediate and long-term benefits for accepting God’s help through a variety of situations. The book synthesizes a plethora of experiences, studies, and insights, along with the author’s personal background. The book is full with illustrations containing exciting details and subtle symbols as the relatable parrot narrator helps the reader recognize the joy that accompanies a life reliant upon God.
THE BIBLE IS PROOF THAT GOD’S ‘I LOVE YOU’ IS REAL
December 15, 2021
Who doesn’t need to hear the words, “I love you?” Presented largely through the assuring words of one classmate towards another, the words The Bible is One Way God Says ‘I Love You’ is a joyful, introductory book on the Bible and how even its more difficult parts are consistent expressions of God’s love and longing for everyone to accept that love. It takes the reader from “cover to cover” (Genesis through Revelation) to show a unique perspective of the depths of God’s pervasive love. The episodes selected are presented in situations which the reader could relate to today. The author drew from not only the insights gained from several graduate courses in biblical studies, but also how those lessons have been applied in both ministry and experience. By beautifully showcasing how everything in God’s plans led to this present moment in time, this book aims to draw the reader into learning more of God’s loving presence expressed through the pages of the Bible, as several Bible verses are offered as a primer. The book is packed with illustrations containing fun details and subtle symbols which convey the truths of God’s love of the reader through themes such as fruitfulness, love, and fidelity.