11650 Downes St NE
Lowell, MI 49331
Do you know a 20, 30, or 40-something person who is no longer attending church? Studies estimate that 83% of this age group are missing from the pews.
Do they even want to talk about it?
Jane Knuth and her daughter, Ellen Knuth, authors of Love Will Steer Me True: A Mother and Daughter’s Conversations on Life, Love, and God, (Loyola Press, 2014) talk about learning from young Catholics who are not in the pews. Topics include “How not to pray for a 20-something.” “Participant vs. Member” “If they aren’t in the pews—where are they?” “Worry and prayer are not the same thing.” “Intolerant of intolerance.” “In good standing vs. In good progress.” And “Taking faith to disaster zones.”
Jane writes a monthly column for The Good News, the newspaper of the Diocese of Kalamazoo, and co-writes a column for a local newspaper, (coincidentally named Good News) with her daughter Ellen. She and her husband, Dean, volunteer in local food distribution efforts. They live in Portage, Michigan.
In 2011, Jane’s first book, Thrift Store Saints: Meeting Jesus 25 Cents at a Time, was awarded first place from the Catholic Press Association for Popular Presentation of the Catholic Faith. Thrift Store Graces, her second book was published in 2012. She and her daughter Ellen, released Love Will Steer Me True: A Mother and Daughter’s Conversations on Love, Life, and God from Loyola Press in November 2014.
Ellen Knuth returned to the USA after 5 years in Japan. Having already been an English teacher, a singer in a rock band, a dairy princess, a MC, a newspaper columnist, and a university relations manager for a study- abroad company, she now works as a headhunter for a multinational firm in the Detroit area. She travels extensively, writes occasionally, and sings constantly. Love Will Steer Me True is Ellen’s first book.