Experience Barbara's Writing

We know that there's nothing better than being able to sample the content of  a good book when deciding on if it's the right fit for you or a giftee.  Because we want to encourage everyone in their faith walk, we're supplying you with a selection of sample chapters to allow you to start digging in. Enjoy, and be sure to share these with others you may think would appreciate them too!

To read and download each sample, simply click on the Free Sample "button" of your choice.





 Share Inspirational Quotes/Images with Others

Sometimes you just need a little inspiration. We pray that this selection of shareable images featuring quotes from Barbara’s book will be blessings to you during your day and with those whom you share them.

Simply click on the image(s) of your choice below to save and share.

Motherprayer shareables:


Slowing Time shareables:



Motherprayer In The News

Media coverage in support of Motherprayer is starting to come in. To follow are some highlights we thought you might enjoy.:

Chicago Tribune feature

Publisher Weekly - Religion and Spirituality Spring 2017 Books Preview

Author Readings / Video Excerpts



Barbara Mahany

From the front pages of The Chicago Tribune to her revered page-two columns, Barbara Mahany has opened her heart and told her stories and the stories of her family’s life that have drawn in thousands of readers for decades. Bracingly honest and heartachingly daring, she explores the sacred mysteries with a voice recognizable and clear. Barbara is a sought-after speaker, retreat leader, writing teacher, and author of Motherprayer, The Blessings of Motherprayer, and Slowing Time. She lives with her husband, Blair Kamin, and two sons in Wilmette, Illinois. Learn more about Barbara at BarbaraMahany.com.