Lisa M. Hendey, Founder of CatholicMom.com and author of A Book of Saints for Catholic Moms
"Pope Awesome and Other Stories reads like you're sitting across the table for coffee with a good friend, the cool one who always makes you laugh and leaves you feeling inspired, like you can take on anything in life. Cari Donaldson's book -- a smart, sassy, irresistible spiritual memoir -- is the New Evangelization done right. If each of us shared our love for our Church just as openly as Cari does here, the New Evangelization would be a smashing success. Can't wait to share this great book with friends and family!"
Fr. Dwight Longenecker -- parish priest, blogger and author of Quest for the Creed and The Romance of Religion
"Pope Awesome is a rollicking, thoughtful, hilarious, heart-string tugging conversion story. Cari Donaldson stands up for life, love, family and faith with feisty good humor, open hearted intelligence and a subversive twinkle in her eye."
Jen Fulwiler, author, speaker, and blogger at conversiondiary.com
"Cari Donaldson is a brilliant storyteller who knows how to share her experience in a way that is humorous, touching, and imminently relatable. Pope Awesome is a memoir that everyone is sure to love."
Hallie Lord, speaker, editor of Sex, Style and Substance, and blogger at moxiewife.com
"Cari Donaldson brings the reader into the wild ride of conversion, marriage, and family life. The funny, often poignant tales from her life are sure to have readers laughing and nodding in recognition."
Colleen Martin, blogger at martinfamilymoments.blogspot.com
"Cari's hilarious and uplifting stories really touched my heart and renewed my love for our amazing Catholic faith! If I wasn't already a mother and a Catholic, this book would inspire me to become both."
Daria Sockey, author of The Everyday Catholic's Guide to the Liturgy of the Hours
"As a cradle Catholic sometimes tempted to take the life of faith for granted, I need to snack on conversion stories from time to time they delight while they nourish. Cari Donaldson's was a real banquet. Her journey from secular nothing-ism to full blown, culture-of-life orthodoxy is astounding. Her tortuous online search for truth brought home to me the loneliness of unbelief. Her amazement and relief at discovering Christ revived my joy. And her zany descriptions of large family life are just plain fun."
Rebekah Es, blogger at RebekahsWeblog.blogspot.com
"I was truly inspired by this book's tale of how Faith was found and met with unabashed courage, and was allowed to radically change Cari's life."
Ana Hahn, blogger at TimeFliesWhenYoureHavingBabies.blogspot.com
"The presence of God's grace is all too evident in this beautifully and hilariously written book. Through so many heart warming and humorous stories, Cari does a stellar job of mixing the sublime with the real and constantly hearkening back to God's loving providence."