Books by Jose Antonio Ponce

Modern Catholic Prayers

I began writing prayers nearly 10 years ago and somewhere along the line, decided to collect them in a book.

Each time I picked up the project, I was reminded of my arrogance. How could I believe that I had words sufficient for prayer? In my life, I have succumbed to every addiction, every sin.

What could God possibly want with someone like me? What makes me think that God even listens to me?

These tiny prayers I have put down here are merely my way of asking God’s help for things that have burdened and confused the world. My hope is that others will find a connection with God through them.

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Killing Coyote

When Eliseo Martinez's nephew and his nephew's wife and unborn child are left to die in a grain car by human traffickers, or coyotes, Eliseo vows to hit them where it will hurt them the most, by disrupting their smuggling operation. With the help of an old school sheriff and dogged by a crazy woman and a murderous thug, his journey takes him from his job as a ranch hand in New Mexico through Texas and Mexico searching for those responsible for killing his sobrino.

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A second collection of short stories and essays. Meet a foul mouthed parrot named Chico, a has been comic who's career has been turned around by the murder of his ex-wife, a jealous recliner and a woman holding a mysterious box.

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From Father to Son....

Written 40 years after the birth of my son, this  book of proverbs for living in a modern world was the result of having lost lost custody of him. Re-united three decades later, the book was written in the hope that wisdom passed on to me by my father could still be useful to my son. This pocket-sized book is handy for sharing the wisdom and humor of a father to his now grown son.

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53- Coming of Age in the 70s (Coming to Grips in my 50s)

The first book of prose and poetry of nostalgia for love and life. I began writing poetry at the age of 13, but I wasn't really any good at it until I had learned a few things. By that time, I was 53. The work takes you on a journey from youth to middle age. Humorous and heartbreaking, everyone will find something they can relate to in this prosaic memoir. Okay, boomer.

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Lunch Hour

The first book of short stories and essays. Find out what it's like to be a movie extra, learn how soccer ruined America's status in the world, discover the Pod People and what it's like to be an Old Fart.

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