Mary DeTurris Poust


You probably have a pretty distinct idea of what a daring adventure should be. If you’re hoping for tales of climbing mountains or swimming channels, you’re in for a disappointment. But, if you, like me, find everyday life full of adventure -- even when it involves only traversing the aisles of the grocery store or the highway during rush hour -- then you’ll find all the adventure you need on these pages. Whatever your definition, I hope you’ll come along for the ride.

At this point in my life, my daring adventure is about three things: my family, my writing, and, last but absolutely not least, my faith. I am a mother and a wife, a chronicler of life, and a believer who understands that this journey leads us ever closer to God, even when I feel as though I’m standing still. Although I often don’t understand the plan, I get that there is one and I’m part of it.


My big news these days is that my fourth book, “The Essential Guide to Catholic Prayer and the Mass”  was released by Alpha/Penguin on March 1. My third book, “Walking Together: Discovering the Catholic Tradition of Spiritual Friendship,” was released by Ave Maria Press on November 1, 2010, so it’s been a busy few months. You can, of course, still get my previous books, “The Complete Idiot’s Guide to the Catholic Catechism” (Alpha/Penguin, 2008) and "Parenting a Grieving Child: Helping Children Find Faith, Hope and Healing after the Loss of a Loved One” (Loyola Press, 2002).

While you’re here, I hope you’ll also check out my daily blog, “Not Strictly Spiritual,” as well as "Life Lines," my award-winning monthly column on the wonderful and wacky world of being a mother, wife, daughter, friend and spiritual seeker.


Just click on any (or all) of the links at the top of this page, and you can find books, columns, articles and more.  Be sure to send me an email before signing off. And please visit again soon!


Copyright 2011, Mary DeTurris Poust. All Rights Reserved.

‘Security is mostly a superstition. It does not exist in nature…Life is either a daring adventure or nothing.’

         -- Helen Keller

Welcome to my daring adventure...