What do early mornings, writing, and my blog have in common?

This week, Randy Hain, the man who’s up before some people are in bed, dad to two boys, author of two books, co-founder and senior editor at Integrated Catholic Life, managing partner at Bell Oaks Executive Search, founder of conferences, speaker, presenter, and inventor of time multiplication. That, or he has a DeLorean in his garage.

I happened to grab Randy for a Twitterview interview (answers in 140 characters or less) about his latest book, Along the Way: Lessons for an Authentic Journey of Faith. It’s a book for all the rest of us: you know, those of us who aren’t perfect Catholics, who may want to toss in the towel hourly, who need a bit of fuel for the journey.

What do you hope people take away from your book?

The book is a great companion for the Year of Faith. My hope is it will provide Catholics encouragement and help on their faith journeys.

What inspired you to write this book?

There have been many times over the years when I needed this sort of faith “road map”, so I decided to write this for others like me.

What’s your favorite part of the book?

Section 3: Struggles & Lessons Learned. I am very open about the struggles I have experienced and hope others can learn from my challenges.

When you think of the book, what about it makes you smile?

I think of my 23 years in the spiritual wilderness with no faith and smile as I ponder the miracle of Christ’s mercy & second chances.

If you were stranded in a bookstore, where would we find you?

I have eclectic interests, but I tend to focus on the Church Fathers and lives of the Saints. I continually learn from these great teachers.

If you’re interested in a copy of Along the Way, leave a comment on this week’s giveaway by midnight on Tuesday, December 4.