Peter Kreeft

Angels and Demons: What Do We Really Know

Angels and Demons: What Do We Really Know
Kreeft, Peter
$16.95
In response to actual questions many people have asked him about angels and demons, well-known author and philosophy professor Peter Kreeft separates fact from fantasy and myth from reality as he answers 100 common questions about these spiritual beings. Based on a very popular college course he teaches on this subject, this book responds to the incredible amount of interest in angelic beings and attempts to clear up some of the misinformation abounding in the numerous books today on what we know about these mysterious spirits.

Drawing on the Bible, traditional Church teaching and St. Thomas Aquinas, Kreeft gives straight, clear answers to the perennial and philosophical questions asked about angels and demons throughout time. In his typical lucid, profound and sometimes humorous style, Kreeft answers such questions as ''What are angels made of'', ''How do angels communicate with God'', ''How do angels communicate with us'', ''Do demons, or devils, or evil spirits really exist?'' and many more. Includes angel art.

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9780898705508
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1995-08-31
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Ask Peter Kreeft: The 100 Most Interesting Questions He's Ever Been Asked

Ask Peter Kreeft: The 100 Most Interesting Questions He's Ever Been Asked
Kreeft, Peter
$18.95
For decades, Dr. Peter Kreeft has enlightened students, readers, and listeners with his clear, logical teaching on philosophy, theology, apologetics, morality, and more. Here, in a collection of questions from listeners to his lectures over the years, he offers his bright and humorous insights on a variety of topics, including God, religion, the supernatural, marriage and sexuality, morality, culture, books even surfing! Both fascinating and informative, Kreefts answers to the 100 most interesting questions he has ever been asked will leave you with a greater knowledge of your Faith and how to defend it.
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9781622828609
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2019-08-15
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Back to Virtue

Back to Virtue
Kreeft, Peter
$16.95
We have reduced all virtues to one: being nice. And, we measure Jesus by our standard instead of measuring our standard by Him. For the Christian, explains author Peter Kreeft, being virtuous is not a means to the end of pleasure, comfort and happiness. Virtue, he reminds us, is a word that means "manly strength." But how do we know when we are being meek--or just cowardly? When is our anger righteous--and when is it a sin? What is the difference between being virtuous--and merely ethical? Back to Virtue clears up these and countless other questions that beset Christians today. Kreeft not only summarizes scriptural and theological wisdom on leading a holy life, he contrasts Christian virtue with other ethical systems. He applies traditional moral theology to present-day dilemmas such as abortion and nuclear armament. Kreeft restores to us what was once common knowledge: the Seven Deadly Sins have an antidote in the Beatitudes. By setting up a close contrast between the two sets of behaviors, Kreeft offers proven guidance in the often bewildering process of discerning right from wrong as we move into the questionable mores of the twenty-first century. He provides a road map of virtue, a map for our earthly pilgrimage synthesized from the accumulated wisdom of centuries of Christians, from Paul and the early Church Fathers through C.S. Lewis.
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9780898704228
Publication Date: 
1992-09-09
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Because God Is Real

Because God Is Real
Kreeft, Peter
$17.95
Atheistic and agnostic writers are aggressively attacking traditional religious beliefs. Philosopher and prolific writer Peter Kreeft is up to the challenge in this work of popular apologetics aimed at both teens and adults. The masterful Kreeft tackles sixteen crucial issues about the deeper meaning of life. The questions that Kreeft explores range from, Is faith reasonable?, Can you prove there is a God?, and Why is Jesus different?, to Why is sex so confusing?, Why is there evil?, and Why must we die? Kreeft provides thoughtful, lucid, and persuasive answers for believers, unbelievers, and seekers to consider. As always, Kreeft is insightful, inspiring, and entertaining. This book is ideal for those exploring faith for the first time, as well as for confirmation and religious education classes. It's an intellectual and spiritual feast! This is vintage Kreeft.
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9781586172008
Publication Date: 
2008-02-01
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Before I Go

Before I Go
Kreeft, Peter
$18.95
Most parents have no trouble telling their children how to dress, drive, study, or shave, but struggle to talk with them about how best to live--about real love, faith, integrity, values, true enrichment, and success. In the tradition of Tuesdays With Morrie, Catholic philosopher Peter Kreeft shares with us the wisdom that he has compiled for his children as his best gift to them. Readable and browsable, these heart to heart chats present priceless truths to live by in a casual yet compelling way.
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9781580512244
Publication Date: 
2007-10-15
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Best Things in Life: A Contemporary Socrates Looks at Power, Pleasure, Truth

Best Things in Life: A Contemporary Socrates Looks at Power, Pleasure, Truth
Kreeft, Peter
$18.00

What are the best things in life? Questions like that may boggle your mind. But they don't boggle Socrates. The indomitable old Greek brings his unending questions to Desperate State University. With him come the same mind-opening and spirit-stretching challenge that disrupted ancient Athens.

  • What is the purpose of education?
  • Why do we make love?
  • What good is money?
  • Can computers think like people?
  • Is there a difference between Capitalism and Communism?
  • What is the greatest good?
  • Is belief in God like belief in Santa Claus?
  • In twelve short, Socratic dialogues Peter Kreeft explodes contemporary values like success, power and pleasure. And he bursts the modern bubbles of agnosticism and subjectivism. He leaves you richer, wiser and more able to discern what the best things in life actually are.

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    0877849226
    Publication Date: 
    1984-07-12
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    Between Allah & Jesus: What Christians Can Learn from Muslims

    Between Allah & Jesus: What Christians Can Learn from Muslims
    Kreeft, Peter
    $16.00

    What would happen if Christians and a Muslim at a university talked and disagreed, but really tried to understand each other? What would they learn?
    That is the intriguing question Peter Kreeft seeks to answer in these imaginative conversations at Boston College. An articulate and engaging Muslim student named 'Isa challenges the Christian students and professors he meets on issues ranging from prayer and worship to evolution and abortion, from war and politics to the nature of spiritual struggle and spiritual submission.
    While Kreeft believes Christians should not learn extremism or unitarian theology from Muslims, he does believe that if we really listened we could learn much about devoted religious practice and ethics.
    Here is a book to open your understanding of one of the key forces shaping our world today. It's a book that just could make you a better Christian.

    ISBN/SKU: 
    9780830837465
    Publication Date: 
    2010-02-12
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    Between One Faith and Another: Engaging Conversations on the World's Great Religions

    Between One Faith and Another: Engaging Conversations on the World's Great Religions
    Kreeft, Peter
    $18.00
    How do we make sense of the world's different religions? In today's globalized society, religion is deeply intertwined with every issue we see on the news. But talking about multiple religions can be contentious. Are different faiths compatible somehow? And how can we know whether one religion is more true than another? In this creative thought experiment, Peter Kreeft invites us to encounter dialogues on the world's great faiths. His characters Thomas Keptic and Bea Lever are students in Professor Fesser's course on world religions, and the three explore the content and distinctive claims of each. Together they probe the plausibility of major religions, from Hinduism and Buddhism to Christianity and Islam. Along the way they explore how religions might relate to each other and to what extent exclusivism or inclusivism might make sense. Ultimately Kreeft gives us helpful tools for thinking fairly and critically about competing religious beliefs. If the religions are different kinds of music, do they together make harmony or cacophony? Decide for yourself.
    ISBN/SKU: 
    9780830845101
    Publication Date: 
    2017-07-14
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    Catholic Christianity: A Complete Catechism

    Catholic Christianity: A Complete Catechism
    Kreeft, Peter
    $21.95
    For the first time in 400 years the Catholic Church has authorized an official universal catechism which instantly became an international best-seller, the Catechism of the Catholic Church. Using this official Catechism, the highly-regarded author and professor Peter Kreeft presents a complete compendium of all the major beliefs of Catholicism written in his readable and concise style. Since the Catechism of the Catholic Church was written for the express purpose of grounding and fostering catechisms based on it for local needs and ordinary readers, Kreeft does just that, offering a thorough summary of Catholic doctrine, morality, and worship in a popular format with less technical language. He presents a systematic, organic synthesis of the essential and fundamental Catholic teachings in the light of the Second Vatican Council and the whole of the Church's Tradition. This book is the most thorough, complete and popular catechetical summary of Catholic belief in print that is based on the universal Catechism.
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    9780898707984
    Publication Date: 
    2001-03-01
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    Christianity for Modern Pagans

    Christianity for Modern Pagans
    Kreeft, Peter
    $18.95
    Peter Kreeft believes that Baise Pascal is the first post-medieval apologist. No writer in history, claims Kreeft, is a more effective Christian apologist and evangelist to today's uprooted, confused, secularized pagans (inside and outside the Church) than Pascal. He was a brilliant man--a great scientist who did major work in physics and mathematics, as well as an inventor--whom Kreeft thinks was three centuries ahead of his time. His apologetics found in his Pensees are ideal for the modern, sophisticated skeptic.
    ISBN/SKU: 
    9780898704525
    Publication Date: 
    1993-10-20
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    Confessions of a Cafeteria Catholic

    Confessions of a Cafeteria Catholic
    Kreeft, Peter
    $16.95

    One day, philosopher Peter Kreeft reads an open letter published by a friend, Nat Whilk. He's Catholic, but he sees the Church as unsteady, outdated, obsessive. As a challenge to the "True Believers", Nat pens a twenty-point manifesto for "cafeteria Catholics", who pass up certain Church teachings and scoop up others like a diner in a buffet line."I find in [Catholicism] both much to accept and even love and also much to refuse and even despise", he asserts. "If you insist on tying God to the Church, you will make me an atheist."

    Kreeft has an answer for Nat--one that spans over a hundred pages. The result is this book: a sharp, friendly, and funny debate between two honest thinkers trying to understand the Christian life. Nat "is the'cafeteria Catholic', "writes Kreeft,"and I am the 'eat all the food Mommy puts on your plate' Catholic." Taking on Nat's manifesto point by point, the Boston College philosopher builds his case for a full-package Catholicism, addressing the themes of authority, love, freedom, conscience, sex, abortion, social justice, science, and more. "Our hopes differ", he points out to his friend."Your hope is in man; mine is in God."

    If, like Nat Whilk, you find yourself wondering why the Church asks for so much commitment, Confessions of a Cafeteria Catholic could be the book for you. This debate serves as a fun and accessible introduction to some of the knottiest aspects of Catholic doctrine. Readers of Peter Kreeft's apologetic works and his Socrates Meets dialogues will enjoy the latest venture by one of the most celebrated contemporary Catholic writers.

    ISBN/SKU: 
    9781621644811
    Publication Date: 
    2022-05-24
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    Doors in the Walls of the World: Signs of Transcendence in the Human Story

    Doors in the Walls of the World: Signs of Transcendence in the Human Story
    Kreeft, Peter
    $15.95

    There are more things in heaven and earth, Horatio, than are dreamt of in your philosophy. -- Hamlet

    After William Shakespeare's Horatio sees the ghost of Hamlet's father, and scarcely believes his own eyes, Hamlet tells him that there is more to reality than he can know or imagine, including ghosts.

    Hamlet's statement suggests that the walls of the material world, which we perceive with our senses and analyze with our intellects, have doors that open into the More beyond them. Philosopher Peter Kreeft explains in this book that the More includes The Absolute Good, Platonic Forms, God, gods, angels, spirits, ghosts, souls, Brahman, Rta (the Hindu ontological basis for cosmological karma), Nirvana, Tao, 'the will of Heaven', The Meaning of It All, Something that deserves a capital letter.

    With razor-sharp reasoning and irrepressible joy, Kreeft helps us to find the doors in the walls of the world. Drawing on history, physical science, psychology, religion, philosophy, literature, and art, he invites us to welcome what lies on the other side of these doors, and to begin living the life of Heaven in the here and now.

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    9781621642282
    Publication Date: 
    2018-08-02
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    Fundamentals of the Faith

    Fundamentals of the Faith
    Kreeft, Peter
    $16.95
    ISBN/SKU: 
    9780898702026
    Publication Date: 
    1988-11-01
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    God Who Loves You: Love Divine, All Loves Excelling, The

    God Who Loves You: Love Divine, All Loves Excelling, The
    Kreeft, Peter
    $17.95
    God's love is the subject of Peter Kreeft's imaginative and thoughtful book (a revised and updated version of his book Knowing the Truth of God's Love). With unusual clarity, Kreeft points out that the man or woman who begins to glimpse the God who is Creator, Redeemer, and Lover of our souls, will never be the same. He describes Scripture as God's love story and then tells why divine love is the answer to our deepest problems and the fulfillment of our deepest desires.

    Posing the hard questions about love that rankle the heart, Peter Kreeft never settles for easy answers. He exposes today's superficial attitudes about love to lead people to a deeper understanding of what it means to be loved by God, addressing these issues and many more.

    ISBN/SKU: 
    9781586170172
    Publication Date: 
    2004-06-09
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    Handbook of Christian Apologetics: Hundreds of Answers to Crucial Questions

    Handbook of Christian Apologetics: Hundreds of Answers to Crucial Questions
    Tacelli, Ronald K
    $35.00
  • Voted one of Christianity Today's 1995 Books of the Year
  • Reasonable, concise, witty and wise, Peter Kreeft and Ronald K. Tacelli have written an informative and valuable guidebook for anyone looking for answers to questions of faith and reason. Topics include:

  • faith and reason
  • the existence of God
  • God's nature
  • how we know God
  • creation and evolution
  • providence and free will
  • miracles
  • the problem of evil
  • the Bible's historical reliability
  • the divinity of Christ
  • the resurrection
  • life after death
  • heaven and hell
  • salvation
  • Christianity and other religions
  • objective truth
  • Whether you are asking the questions yourself or want to respond to others who are, here is the resource you have been waiting for.

    ISBN/SKU: 
    9780830817740
    Publication Date: 
    1994-03-22
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    Heaven: The Heart's Deepest Longing

    Heaven: The Heart's Deepest Longing
    Kreeft, Peter
    $16.95
    A major book on the subject of heaven, this expanded edition examines the hunger for heaven that is so strong in all of us. Fascinating and upbeat, Heaven, the Heart's Deepest Longing thoroughly explores the psychological and theological dimensions of this search for total joy and for the ultimate reality that grounds it.
    ISBN/SKU: 
    9780898702286
    Publication Date: 
    1989-04-01
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    How to Be Holy: First Steps in Becoming a Saint

    How to Be Holy: First Steps in Becoming a Saint
    Kreeft, Peter
    $16.95

    "Life, in the end, has only one tragedy: not to have been a saint."
    - Leon Bloy

    The ever-popular and prolific Peter Kreeft says that the most important question he has written about is how one becomes holy; or to put it another way, how one becomes a saint. This question is central to all the great religions, Kreeft demonstrates, for striving toward holiness, moving toward perfect love, is the whole purpose of life.

    Kreeft admits that he is only a beginner on the climb to holiness, and it is to novices like him that he has written this engaging and encouraging book. Using the insights and experiences of saints and great spiritual writers throughout history, Kreeft shows what holiness is and how it can be achieved. He especially draws upon the spiritual classic Abandonment to Divine Providence by Jean-Pierre de Caussade, S.J. The core of Caussade's timeless gem is that God reveals himself to all of us through the daily events of our lives. The surest way toward spiritual growth, therefore, is by perceiving and accepting the merciful will of God in every situation.

    Kreeft stresses the simplicity of his approach to holiness, which focuses mainly on the virtue of love. Sanctity is love, he asserts, and only that can give us what we all long for--deep and lasting joy.

    ISBN/SKU: 
    9781621641025
    Publication Date: 
    2016-04-15
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    How to Win the Culture War

    How to Win the Culture War
    Kreeft, Peter
    $17.00

    The battle lines have been drawn. Many Christians have fallen into the trap of proclaiming Peace! Peace! when there is no peace. Hiding their eyes from the pressing issues of the day, they believe that resistance to the prevailing culture is useless. At the same time, other Christians have been too quick to declare war, mistaking battlefield casualties as enemies rather than victims. In How to Win the Culture War Peter Kreeft issues a rousing call to arms. Christians must understand the true nature of the culture war--a war between the culture of life and the culture of death. Kreeft identifies the real enemies facing the church today and maps out key battlefields. He then issues a strategy for engagement and equips Christians with the weapons needed for a successful campaign. Above all, Kreeft assures us that the war can be won--in fact, it will be won. For those who hope in Christ, victory is assured, because good triumphs over evil and life conquers death. Love never gives up. Neither must we.

    ISBN/SKU: 
    9780830823161
    Publication Date: 
    2002-05-16
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    I Burned for Your Peace

    I Burned for Your Peace
    Kreeft, Peter
    $18.95

    Popular author and philosopher Peter Kreeft delves into one of the most beloved Christian classics of all time--Augustine's Confessions. He collects key passages and offers incisive commentary, making Confessions accessible to any reader who is both intellectually curious and spiritually hungry.

    The Confessions is a dramatic personal narrative of a soul choosing between eternal life and death, an exploration of the timeless questions great minds have been asking for millennia, and a prayer of praise and thanksgiving to God. I Burned for Your Peace is not a scholarly work but an unpacking of the riches found in Augustine's text. It is existential, personal, and devotional, as well as warm, witty, and thought-provoking. With Kreeft to guide them, readers of the Confessions can overhear and understand the intimate conversation between a towering intellect and the God whose peace he at last humbly accepts.

    ISBN/SKU: 
    9781621640400
    Publication Date: 
    2016-08-23
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    Love is Stronger Than Death

    Love is Stronger Than Death
    Kreeft, Peter
    $15.95
    In one of his most penetrating books, Kreeft ponders the meaning of a terminal illness we all have: death. The three vital questions of Life, Death, and God are approached through a variety of human experiences. Kreeft's book is a new statement of the Christian vision: the meaning of our existence, and of death, is the fulfillment of our deepest desire for the infinite joy and love of God.
    ISBN/SKU: 
    9780898703924
    Publication Date: 
    1992-03-23
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    Making Choices: Practical Wisdom for Everyday Moral Decisions

    Making Choices: Practical Wisdom for Everyday Moral Decisions
    Kreeft, Peter
    $16.99
    "It's a moral jungle out there," writes Peter Kreeft. In Making Choices he describes why we find decision-making so difficult and living with our choices even harder. With penetrating wisdom, good humor, and common sense, Peter Kreeft draws a map through the everyday jungle of moral choices, one simple enough for the believer and convincing enough for the skeptic. This book clears a straight road through the thorny jungles of skewed modern thinking about the way to live, and does do with the easy brilliance, impish insight, and searching simplicity that have become Peter Kreeft's special trademarks.
    ISBN/SKU: 
    9780892836383
    Publication Date: 
    1990-02-01
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    Man Who Left His Mark: How Mark's Gospel Answers Modern Questions

    Man Who Left His Mark: How Mark's Gospel Answers Modern Questions
    Kreeft, Peter
    $15.95

    In this unusual book on the Gospel of Mark, the brilliant and prolific Peter Kreeft presents 252 contemporary questions that modern man asks about every aspect of the meaning of life, faith, love, suffering, friendship, death, eternity, God, Jesus and more.

    He then gives an answer to each question taken directly from Mark's Gospel, which are always pointed and often suprising, and makes us ponder more deeply about the meaning of the Scripture passage in relation to our own lives. Kreeft says that Mark's Gospel is "the quickest and 'busiest' of the four - the Gospel for Americans." He describes the book as "a series of sudden shocks and surprises because that is how Jesus appeared to Mark and others who followed him - full of shocks and surprises."

    Kreeft's goal of this book is for us to allow Jesus to speak more directly to us, to answer our questions in a personal and profound way, so that we will learn more about ourselves, and about Him. And thus how to know, love and follow Him more closely in our lives.

    ISBN/SKU: 
    9781621645825
    Publication Date: 
    2022-11-10
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    Ocean Full of Angels: The Autobiography of Isa Ben Adam

    Ocean Full of Angels: The Autobiography of Isa Ben Adam
    Kreeft, Peter
    $37.50
    "On the connections between Jesus Christ, Muhammad, dead Vikings, sassy Black feminists, Dutch Calvinist seminarians, large mother substitues, armless nature mystics, Caribbean rubber dancers, three popes in one year, Cortez, Romeo and Juliet, the wandering Jew, the sea serpent, Our Lady of Guadalupe, the demon Hurricano, Islam in the art of body surfing, the universal fate wave theory, the Palestinian intifada, the fatal beauty of the sea, dreams of Jungian archetypes, the dooms of the Boston Red Sox, abortion wars, the great blizzard of '78, the wisdom of the "handicapped," the ecumenical jihad, the psychology of suicide, the disguises of angels, and the end of the world."
    ISBN/SKU: 
    9781587315909
    Publication Date: 
    2011-04-15
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    Pocket Handbook of Christian Apologetics

    Pocket Handbook of Christian Apologetics
    Tacelli, Ronald K
    $14.00

    Be ready to give a reason for the hope that is in you, wrote the apostle Peter.

    That is what apologetics is all about.

    Here is a concise, informative guide for anyone looking for answers to questions of faith and reason. Peter Kreeft and Ronald K. Tacelli have condensed their popular Handbook of Christian Apologetics, summarizing the foremost arguments for major Christian teachings and offering compelling responses to the most common arguments put forward against Christianity. In this book you'll find answers to questions about

  • faith and reason
  • the existence of God
  • creation and evolution
  • predestination and free will
  • miracles
  • the problem of evil
  • Christ and the resurrection
  • the reliability of the Bible
  • life after death
  • heaven and hell
  • salvation and other religions
  • objective truth
  • The Pocket Handbook of Christian Apologetics is the place to begin for people with questions about Christianity.

    Designed for students and pastors alike, the short and accessible volumes in the IVP Pocket Reference Series will help you tackle the study of biblical languages, church history, apologetics, world religions, Christian spirituality, ethics, theology, and more.

    ISBN/SKU: 
    9780830827022
    Publication Date: 
    2003-05-22
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    Prayer for Beginners

    Prayer for Beginners
    Kreeft, Peter
    $14.95
    Peter Kreeft brings his unique insights to this most important area of our spiritual lives. He claims he himself is still a beginner in prayer, and this book is for all those, like him, who feel that they are not good at praying but desire to become much better at it. Thus, Kreeft offers simple, but profound advice and practical steps for developing a prayer life based on the time-tested wisdom of the saints and great spiritual writers, especially the principles found in Brother Lawrence's classic, The Practice of the Presence of God. In short, straight-forward and unsentimental chapters, Kreeft covers all the key areas for understanding and developing that intimate form of communication with our Creator that we call prayer. He covers such areas as the necessity of prayer, various motives and methods, steps, patience, suffering, sin, faith, and grace.
    ISBN/SKU: 
    9780898707755
    Publication Date: 
    2000-02-29
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    Prayer: The Great Conversation

    Prayer: The Great Conversation
    Kreeft, Peter
    $12.95
    In his typical lucid and original style, the popular spiritual writer Peter Kreeft explores many aspects and questions about prayer, the center of our spiritual lives. In a series of imaginative dialogues (like prayer itself), Kreeft shows how prayer can be an exciting adventure, an inexhaustible joy, a conversation with God--the source of wisdom and strength.

    Written in a practical, yet inspirational manner, this book addresses important areas like: finding the time to pray, praying when you don't feel like it, using the prayer book God wrote, how to overcome sin through contemplation, and how to see God everywhere. Kreeft communicates a vision for prayer that becomes a profound conversation with the God who created, redeemed and sustains us--a conversation that is the most important experience in human life.

    Prayer: The Great Conversation will benefit anyone who finds it hard to pray or to read books about prayer. Kreeft's stimulating insights and ecumenical, mere Christianity approach make this a unique book about prayer that should appeal to Christians of all denominations.

    ISBN/SKU: 
    9780898703573
    Publication Date: 
    1991-10-11
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    Probes: Deep Sea Diving Into Saint John's Gospel

    Probes: Deep Sea Diving Into Saint John's Gospel
    Kreeft, Peter
    $17.95

    This is no ordinary book. It is a set of probing questions (1,450 in fact) designed to help individuals or groups, especially groups, to dive deeply into Saint John's Gospel. No answers are provided, but the questions are phrased in such a way as to set a person in a reliable direction for finding the answers.

    The questions correspond to the verses of the Gospel and require active and personal interaction. Some of the questions are easy, some difficult, and they are marked accordingly. Some questions include background information or hints that help the reader along. Some were written with a fair bit of humor. Any person or group using these questions to explore John will find themselves entertained as well as informed and inspired.

    ISBN/SKU: 
    9781621641568
    Publication Date: 
    2019-08-20
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    Refutation of Moral Relativism

    Refutation of Moral Relativism
    Kreeft, Peter
    $16.95
    No issue is more fateful for civilization than moral relativism. History knows not one example of a successful society which repudiated moral absolutes. Yet most attacks on relativism have been either pragmatic (looking at its social consequences) or exhorting (preaching rather than proving), and philosophers' arguments against it have been specialized, technical, and scholarly.

    In his typical unique writing style, Peter Kreeft lets an attractive, honest, and funny relativist interview a "Muslim fundamentalist" absolutist so as not to stack the dice personally for absolutism. In an engaging series of personal interviews, every conceivable argument the "sassy Black feminist" reporter Libby gives against absolutism is simply and clearly refuted, and none of the many arguments for moral absolutism is refuted.

    ISBN/SKU: 
    9780898707311
    Publication Date: 
    1999-08-19
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    Socrates Meets Jesus: History's Greatest Questioner Confronts the Claims of Chri

    Socrates Meets Jesus: History's Greatest Questioner Confronts the Claims of Chri
    Kreeft, Peter
    $20.00

    What would happen if Socrates--yes, the Socrates of ancient Athens--suddenly showed up on the campus of a major university and enrolled in its divinity school? What would he think of human progress since his day? How would he react to our values? To our culture? And what would he think of Jesus? Peter Kreeft, Christian philosopher and longtime admirer of the historic Socrates, imagines the result. In this drama Socrates meets such fellow students as Bertha Broadmind, Thomas Keptic and Molly Mooney. Throughout, Kreeft weaves an intriguing web as he brings Socrates closer and closer to a meeting with Jesus. Here is a startling and provocative portrayal of reason in search of truth. In a new introduction to this revised edition, Kreeft also highlights the inspiration for this book and the key questions of truth and faith it addresses.

    ISBN/SKU: 
    9780830823383
    Publication Date: 
    2002-01-10
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    Summa of the Summa: The Essential Philosophical Passages of St. Thomas Aquinas

    Summa of the Summa: The Essential Philosophical Passages of St. Thomas Aquinas
    Kreeft, Peter
    $29.95
    Saint Thomas Aquinas is universally recognized as one of the greatest philosophers who ever lived. His writings combine the two fundamental ideals of philosophical writing: clarity and profundity. He is a master of metaphysics and technical terminology, yet so full of both theoretical and practical wisdom. He is the master of common sense. His major work, the Summa Theologica, is timeless, but particularly important today because of his synthesis of faith and reason, revelation and philosophy, and the Biblical and the classical Greco-Roman heritages.

    This unique book combines selected essential philosophical passages from Thomas' Summa with footnotes and explanations by Kreeft, a popular Thomist teacher and writer. Kreeft selected those passages from Thomas that are intrinsically important, non-technical enough to be intelligible to modern readers, and most likely to be used in a class or by independent readers who want to study the Summa on their own. Kreeft's detailed footnotes explain difficult or technical passages and call attention to points of particular significance for the modern reader. This book is the most intelligent, clear, and useful access to Saint Thomas in print. Includes a glossary and an index.

    This book differs from all other books on Saint Thomas because it gives the words of Thomas himself, not a modern summary, but pared down to essentials, and with footnotes which do what a professor in a class would do.
    � Peter Kreeft

    ISBN/SKU: 
    9780898703009
    Publication Date: 
    1990-12-20
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    Symbol or Substance?: A Dialogue on the Eucharist with C. S. Lewis, Billy Graham and J. R. R. Tolkien

    Symbol or Substance?: A Dialogue on the Eucharist with C. S. Lewis, Billy Graham and J. R. R. Tolkien
    Kreeft, Peter
    $17.95

    In this engaging fictional conversation, Peter Kreeft gives credible voices to C. S. Lewis, J. R. R. Tolkien, and Billy Graham as they discuss one of the most contentious questions in the history of Christianity: Is Jesus symbolically or substantially present in the Eucharist?

    These widely respected modern Christian witnesses represent three important Western theological traditions. Graham, an ordained Southern Baptist minister who traversed the world and the airwaves to spread the good news of salvation, represents evangelical Protestantism. Lewis, an Oxford professor, a prolific Christian apologist, and the author of The Chronicles of Narnia, was a member of the Church of England. Also an Oxford don, Tolkien was a friend of Lewis, the author of The Lord of the Rings, and a Roman Catholic.

    While Lewis and Tolkien likely discussed the Eucharist during their long friendship, the conversation in this book never took place--but it could have, says Kreeft, who faithfully presents the views of these three impressive men.

    ISBN/SKU: 
    9781621642756
    Publication Date: 
    2019-01-30
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    The Greatest Philosopher Who Ever Lived

    The Greatest Philosopher Who Ever Lived
    $18.95

    In 2019, Peter Kreeft published Socrates' Children, a four-volume series on the hundred greatest philosophers of all time, spanning from ancient Greece to contemporary Germany. But he made a terrible mistake: he somehow left out women, and with this, he overlooked the greatest mind of them all.

    He forgot her—a mysterious housewife from a desert village—because he had forgotten what "philosophy" means. "Philosophy is not the cultivation of cleverness," Kreeft explains, "or the sophistications of scholarship, or the analysis of analysis, or the refutation of refutations, or the deconstruction of deconstructions." No, "philosophy is a romance, a love affair—the love of wisdom."

    This book is a one-of-a-kind study on Mary of Nazareth, the mother of Jesus. If Jesus Christ is wisdom incarnate, and if Mary loved Him more than anyone else ever did, then it holds that Mary is the greatest philosopher, the greatest wisdom-lover. With precision and humor, Kreeft not only unpacks the thought and spirit of Mary as we know her through Scripture and Church doctrine, but offers a heartfelt crash course in the basics of philosophy—methodology, epistemology, logic, metaphysics, cosmology, ethics, politics, aesthetics, and more—all through the lens of the Mother of God.

    Fans of Kreeft will find here another fine example of his characteristic freshness, creativity, depth, and readability. But above all, those who are curious about the mother of Jesus, whether they are new to Christian faith or simply hoping to discover it anew, will likely find themselves swept up in the tide of Mary's wise love for God.

    ISBN/SKU: 
    9781621644798
    Publication Date: 
    2021-10-01
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