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Confessions: Saint Augustine of Hippo (Critical Ed)

Confessions: Saint Augustine of Hippo (Critical Ed)
$14.95
The Confessions of Saint Augustine is considered one of the greatest Christian classics of all time. It is an extended poetic, passionate, intimate prayer that Augustine wrote as an autobiography sometime after his conversion, to confess his sins and proclaim God's goodness. Just as his first hearers were captivated by his powerful conversion story, so also have many millions been over the following sixteen centuries. His experience of God speaks to us across time with little need of transpositions.This acclaimed new translation by Sister Maria Boulding, O.S.B., masterfully captures his experience, and is written in an elegant and flowing style. Her beautiful contemporary translation of the ancient Confessions makes the classic work more accessible to modern readers. Her translation combines the linguistic accuracy demanded by 4th-century Latin with the poetic power aimed at by Augustine, not as discernable in previous translations.
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9781586176839
Publication Date: 
2012-07-01
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Meaning of Vocation

Meaning of Vocation
$3.99

The Meaning of Vocation: In the Words of John Paul II Over the years, the Holy Father has said much about The Meaning of Vocation and how Catholics should respond to God?s call ? but it has been scattered through dozens of addresses he has given all over the world. Now at last this compact compendium collects the Pope?s choicest remarks on God?s call and how you should strive to hear and obey Him. He helps you clarify what God is calling you to do, explains how and when God calls, and even helps parents face up to their children's vocations!

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9780933932999
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2016-04-30
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Mere Christianity

Mere Christianity
$15.99

In the classic Mere Christianity, C.S. Lewis, the most important writer of the 20th century, explores the common ground upon which all of those of Christian faith stand together. Bringing together Lewis' legendary broadcast talks during World War Two from his three previous books The Case for Christianity, Christian Behavior, and Beyond Personality, Mere Christianity provides an unequaled opportunity for believers and nonbelievers alike to hear this powerful apologetic for the Christian faith.

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9780060652920
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2001-01-31
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Tour of the Summa

Tour of the Summa
Glenn, Paul J
$24.95

This unique synopsis of the "Summa""Theologica" is a complete, chapter-by-chapter restatement of St. Thomas' work, intended to expose readers to the totality of St. Thomas' thought and yet be brief enough to fit into one volume. Author of eleven other books on philosophy, Msgr. Glenn brings to this work--by far his greatest--a lifetime of teaching and writing experience. A masterpiece in its own right.

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9780895550811
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1992-04-30
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100 Ways John Paul II Changed the World

100 Ways John Paul II Changed the World
Novecosky, Patrick
$16.95
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9781681926551
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2020-10-01
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12 Life Lessons from St. Thomas Aquinas: Timeless Spiritual Wisdom for Our Turbulent Times

12 Life Lessons from St. Thomas Aquinas: Timeless Spiritual Wisdom for Our Turbulent Times
Vost, Kevin
$18.95
This inspirational reflection on St. Thomas Aquinas's philosophical and theological masterpieces will fill you with spiritual wisdom and motivate you on your journey to the heights of holiness.
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9781622828302
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2019-10-17
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33 Days to Merciful Love: A Do-It-Yourself Retreat in Preparation for Divine Mercy Consecration

33 Days to Merciful Love: A Do-It-Yourself Retreat in Preparation for Divine Mercy Consecration
Gaitley, Michael E
$14.95
The stirring sequel to Father Michael Gaitley's 33 Days to Morning Glory -- published just in time for the Jubilee Year of Mercy!
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9781596143456
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2016-02-15
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33 Days to Morning Glory

33 Days to Morning Glory
$14.95
From Fr. Michael E. Gaitley, MIC, author of the popular book Consoling the Heart of Jesus, comes an extraordinary 33-day journey to Marian consecration with four giants of Marian spirituality: St. Louis de Montfort, St. Maximilian Kolbe, Bl. Mother Teresa of Calcutta, and Bl. Pope John Paul II. Fr. Michael masterfully summarizes their teaching, making it easy to grasp and simple enough to put into practice. More specifically, he weaves their thought into a user friendly, do-it-yourself retreat that will bless even the busiest of people. So, if you've been thinking about entrusting yourself to Mary for the first time or if you're simply looking to deepen and renew your devotion to her, 33 Days to Morning Glory is the right book to read and the perfect retreat to make.
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9781596142442
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61 Minutes to a Miracle: Fulton Sheen and a True Story of the Impossible

61 Minutes to a Miracle: Fulton Sheen and a True Story of the Impossible
Engstrom, Bonnie
$13.95

After a healthy pregnancy, Bonnie L. Engstrom delivered a stillboard baby boy. AFter sixty-one minutes, when the doctors were going to call a time of death, James Fulton's heart began to beat. During that time, the Engstroms had been asking for and counting on the intercession of James's namesake: Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen. In 2014, medical experts and theological advisors to the Congregation for the Causes of Saints unanimously approved the miracle. Read the amazing true story that teaches us that miracles are possible.

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9781612787176
Publication Date: 
2019-09-23
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Abandonment to Divine Providence

Abandonment to Divine Providence
de Caussade S J, Fr J P
$19.95
God is to be found in the simplest of our daily activities and especially through total surrender to whatever is His will for each of us. That is the message of this 18th-century inspirational classic by Jean-Pierre de Caussade. Its encouragement to live in the present moment, accepting everyday obstacles with humility and love, has guided generations of seekers to spiritual peace and holiness. In this timeless spiritual classic, de Caussade presents the simple, profound gospel message that Jesus lived and taught: My meat is to do the will of my Father in heaven. The author states, The will of God gives to all things a supernatural and divine value for the soul submitting to it. The duties it imposes and those it contains become holy and perfect because everything it touches shares its divine character.This special volume of the famous spiritual treatise also includes the many insightful letters of Father de Caussade on the practice of self-abandonment. These numerous letters provide a great additional source of wisdom and much practical guidance for how to grow in abandonment and to deepen our union with God in our daily lives.De Caussade shows that this practice of self-abandonment to God's will is the key to attaining true peace and virtue, and that it is readily available to all people - from beginners to those well advanced in the spiritual life. He also shows how to determine what God's will is for us. He reveals that it is not extraordinary feats that God expects for our growth in holiness, but rather heroic attention to every detail in our lives and humble acceptance of our daily lot in life as coming from His hand. The rich spiritual lessons in this book have stood the test of time, offering real and practical assistance to all people because its message is simple and clear, one that the reader will find to be a rare treasure of inspiration and direction to be referred to again and again.
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9781586174712
Publication Date: 
2011-09-15
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Abandonment to Divine Providence

Abandonment to Divine Providence
De Caussade, Jean-Pierre
$14.00
For more than 250 years, this simple classic of inspiration has guided readers of all faiths to the open-hearted acceptance of God's will that is the sure path to serenity, happiness, and spiritual peace.

A spiritual classic of the first order... a book for all those who truly seek God. --Dom David Knowles

Father de Caussade has a wonderful way of encouraging the doubtful, of nurturing the personal surrender that is so much a part of the development of faith. The book is a mystery of its own -- and is definitely not for Christians only. --Rabbi Joshua Chasan

Abandonment to Divine Providence is a classic perhaps more necessary now than ever before. It's a little book that rightly rejects the spirituality of fear and trembling (and the modern preoccupation with dreary self-absorption) in favor of an abiding trust in God's active benevolence. This is a work one reads again and again, always with gratitude and astonishment. --Donald Spoto, Author of Blue Angel and The Dark Side of Genius

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9780385468718
Publication Date: 
1993-04-01
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Abolition of Man

Abolition of Man
Lewis, C S
$16.99

In the classic The Abolition of Man, C.S. Lewis, the most important Christian writer of the 20th century, sets out to persuade his audience of the importance and relevance of universal values such as courage and honor in contemporary society. Both astonishing and prophetic, The Abolition of Man is one of the most debated of Lewis's extraordinary works. National Review chose it as number seven on their "100 Best Nonfiction Books of the Twentieth Century."

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9780060652944
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2015-04-07
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Adoption Choosing It, Living It, Loving it

Adoption Choosing It, Living It, Loving it
Guarendi, Ray
$15.99

Ray Guarendi, psychologist, husband and father of ten adopted children, considers the most commonly asked adoption questions with insight, humor and a heart for the adoptive family. His aim? To dispel unsettling misperceptions about adoption, to encourage others to think about and act on adoption, and to guide adoptive parents to a more relaxed, rewarding family life for all involved. A must-have resource for those considering adoption, those who have already adopted and those in the mix as family members or friends of adoptive parents.

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9780867169133
Publication Date: 
2009-01-12
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An Invitation to the Contemplative Life

An Invitation to the Contemplative Life
Merton, Thomas
$11.95
Merton's gift to all of us is this simple message: the contemplative experience, which uncovers our unity with the Lord and a new vision of life, is not only for monks but for all Christians.
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9781593250850
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2006-09-01
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And You Are Christ's: The Charism of Virginity and the Celibate Life

And You Are Christ's: The Charism of Virginity and the Celibate Life
DuBay, Thomas
$11.95
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9780898701616
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1987-11-01
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Apologia Pro Vita Sua

Apologia Pro Vita Sua
Newman, John
$22.00
John Henry Newman, one of the towering figures of the early Victorian Church of England, caused shock and outrage in equal measure when he announced his espousal of Roman Catholicism in 1845. His Apologia, written nearly twenty years later in response to a scurrilous public attack by Charles Kingsley, is a superbly crafted response to those who criticized his actions and questioned his motives, and traces his spiritual development since boyhood, his close involvement in the high church Tractarian Movement and his agonizing decision to reject the church he had been born into. Ostensibly an autobiography and a speech for the defence, the Apologia transcends self-justification to explore the very nature of Christianity and its place in the modern age.

For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators.

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9780140433746
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1995-01-01
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Apostle of Common Sense Chesterton

Apostle of Common Sense Chesterton
Chesterton, G K
$16.95

G.K. Chesterton, one of the most prolific writers of the 20th century, is most famous for a series of mystery stories and novelettes that feature the Roman Catholic priest, Fr. Brown. The stories have proved to be enduringly popular, containing profound observations of the world, human character, philosophy, morality and religion.
John Peterson, the editor of Father Brown of the Church of Rome, takes the reader through this group of stories, giving valuable annotations as well as an introduction that gives a fascinating look at Chesterton's detective fiction. Fans of Father Brown and Chesterton will be delighted by this latest volume in the Collected Works.

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9780898708578
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2003-03-01
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Aquinas 101: A Basic Introduction to the Thought of Saint Thomas Aquinas

Aquinas 101: A Basic Introduction to the Thought of Saint Thomas Aquinas
Selman, Francis
$17.95
A brief, engaging, and readable summary of the influential thought of St. Thomas Aquinas, one of the Catholic Church's greatest minds. In this clear, thoughtful and immensely readable book, Francis Selman offers summaries on some of the most complex topics in the writing of St. Thomas Aquinas. Selman deftly draws on the work of contemporary scholars while situating Aquinas in relation to the thinkers and schools of thought he was both confronting and drawing upon. The result provides an overview that places the thought of Aquinas both in his time and in our own.
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9780870612435
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2007-09-01
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Aquinas Catechism

Aquinas Catechism
Aquinas, Thomas
$19.95
Few know that the great St. Thomas Aquinas, although he was a towering intellectual, also wrote much that's well within the reach of ordinary believers. In The Aquinas Catechism you'll find his deeply insightful, straightforward, and clear explanations of the Apostles' Creed, the Commandments, and the Sacraments -- as well as of the Lord's Prayer and the Hail Mary.In other words, this book will give you a basic course in the Catholic Faith, taught by the Church's greatest theologian. Let St. Thomas teach you how to explain, defend, and live your Faith . . . with the clear-sighted wisdom of a saint!
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9781928832102
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2000-05-01
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Aquinas on the Four Last Things: Everything You Need to Know about Death, Judgment, Heaven, and Hell

Vost, Kevin
$17.95
We think of an end as something that comes last, which is certainly the case with the Four Last Things - Death, Judgment, Heaven, and Hell. They certainly do come last, at the end of our lives and at the end of the world. The Church's great Angelic Doctor, St. Thomas Aquinas, reminds us that proper actions are determined by their ends, their ultimate goals or final endpoints. In this sense, an end is an organizing and motivating principle. Becoming increasingly mindful of the death, judgment, and heaven or hell that await us all at the end, should provide for us a new beginning, a beginning of good choices, choices that abhor and reject sin while helping us grown in virtue and closeness to Christ during our brief time on earth. Indeed, there is absolutely nothing of greater importance to each and every one of us than how and where we will spend eternity, enrapt in the unspeakable bliss of the beatific vision of God in heaven, or suffering unspeakable torments within the depths of hell.
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9781644132999
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2021-01-21
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Aquinas: An Introduction

Aquinas: An Introduction
Copleston, F C
$17.00
Aquinas (1224-74) lived at a time when the Christian West was opening up to a wealth of Greek and Islamic philosophical speculation. An embodiment of the thirteenth-century ideal of a unified interpretation of reality (in which philosophy and theology work together in harmony), Aquinas was remarkable for the way in which he used and developed this legacy of ancient thought--an achievement which led his contemporaries to regard him as an advanced thinker.

Father Copleston's lucid and stimulating book examines this extraordinary man--whose influence is perhaps greater today than in his own lifetime--and his trought, relating his ideas wherever possible to problems as they are discussed today.

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9780140136746
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1956-01-30
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Arise from Darkness: What to Do When Life Doesn't Make Sense

Arise from Darkness: What to Do When Life Doesn't Make Sense
Groeschel, Fr Benedict J
$16.95
Well-known author, psychologist and priest Fr. Benedict Groeschel draws on his own years of personal experiences in dealing with people's problems, tragedies and darkness as he offers help and guidance for any Christian troubled or burdened by life. If you are struggling with fear, anxiety, grief, loss of loved ones, hurt, anger or anything that makes life difficult or the road through it dark, then this book was written for you. Fr. Benedict offers practical suggestions on how to keep going and even grow with the help of God's grace, even when this help seems remote. The Christian response to the problem of evil and suffering began with the cross of Christ. Our answer is inseparable from the cross-from Jesus' own encounter with evil and his triumph over it. In this light, Fr. Benedict recalls some of our most frequently encountered sorrows and griefs: the failure of friends, financial and personal insecurity, the failure of some in the Church, our own inconsistent behaviors and weaknesses, and the death of loved ones. As we examine these painful experiences, he shows that we can find solutions in the Gospel and in the lives of saints, heroes, and very brave ordinary people.
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9780898705256
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1995-12-01
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As I Have Loved You: A Conversation with Mother Teresa

As I Have Loved You: A Conversation with Mother Teresa
Scally, John
$16.99

In As I Have Loved You: An Interview With Mother Teresa, John Scally discovers a woman behind the blessed face of Mother Teresa. Emerging from her strong faith and good deeds for the poor, we discover a woman whose interior life was also marked with a deep, painful, and abiding feeling of being separated from God, even rejected by Him, along with an ever-increasing longing for His love. This interior, "the darkness," show us the moments that reveal her true heroism. No pilgrimage is without doubt, and no love is without God. Learn the unique spirituality of Mother Teresa and see truth in the hearts of the poor through Mother Teresa's experience.

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9780764821486
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2012-08-01
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Augustine Day by Day

Augustine Day by Day
Rotelle, John E
$9.95

Minute meditations for every day of the year, taken from the writings of Saint Augustine. Each day concludes with a prayer from the Saints. Illustrated and printed in two colors. Includes ribbon marker.

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9781937913489
Publication Date: 
1986-01-01
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Augustine on Prayer

Augustine on Prayer
Hand, Thomas A
$7.95

Augustine on Prayer from Catholic Book Publishing provides an excellent summary of Saint Augustine\'s extensive teachings on prayer. By Rev. Thomas A. Hand, O.S.A., this book explores St. Augustine\'s teachings on the role of prayer in the life of Christians. This Saint, known as a Doctor of the Church and considered a religious genius, incorporated lessons from his own life and misspent youth into his informative teachings. Augustine on Prayer is an important resource for all Catholics wishing to learn from this brilliant Saint.

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9780899421711
Publication Date: 
1986-01-01
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Augustine: Major Writings

Augustine: Major Writings
Groeschel, Benedict J
$19.95
A preeminent father of the Church, Augustine's towering intellect molded the thought of Western Christianity for a thousand years after his death. He wrote profusely, and among his many works considered here are three spiritual classics; The Confessions, City of God, and The Trinity. Here the reader meets Augustine the convert, the philosopher and psychologist, the preacher and Scripture scholar, the historian and theologian. Benedict Groeschel distills Augustine's many writings and presents the essence of the ideas within. Further he places the man and his writings in historical perspective. Augustine's corpus of writings continues to be of major importance in theology and philosophy, and an indispensible aid in understanding the early development of Christianity.
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9780824525057
Publication Date: 
1995-07-01
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Authenticity: A Biblical Theology of Discernment

Authenticity: A Biblical Theology of Discernment
DuBay, Thomas
$16.95
This book explores the divine strategy in detail. Research discovers in Scripture 40 or 50 themes that bear on discovering truth and recognizing that truth is well-founded. We learn how we discern whether we are being led by the Holy Spirit or by our own unredeemed inclinations and desires, whether it is the spirit of God or the prince of darkness that is operating in our disagreements and programs. We find in these themes clear responses to key questions: Why are there divisions and factions in the Church? How are these divisions to be healed? What are the sure signs that some people have truth, while others are in error? What are the conditions for finding and maintaining a shared vision in marriage, parishes, dioceses, religious orders, the universal Church?
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9780898706192
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1997-10-01
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Behold the Beauty of the Lord

Behold the Beauty of the Lord
Nouwen, Henri J M
$15.95
Invites readers to pray with four Russian icons with their eyes open by emphasizing seeing or gazing, which are at the heart of Eastern spirituality. This book includes four color icons, which can be removed for private contemplation or meditation.
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9781594711367
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2007-09-15
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Behold This Heart: St. Francis de Sales and Devotion to the Sacred Heart

Dailey, Fr Thomas F
$16.95
In these pages, Fr. Thomas Dailey transports you beyond the prayers and liturgies and helps you to contemplate the Sacred Heart, which Pope Benedict XVI said, has irreplaceable importance. Fr. Dailey shows you how to experience the way of prayer that formed St. Mary Margaret - the visionary to whom the devotion was revealed - in the convent founded by St. Francis de Sales and St. Jane de Chantal. Fr. Dailey's brilliant combination of Salesian spirituality and meditative devotion will enable you to respond to Christ's divine affection and experience God's love as never before.
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9781644131336
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2021-01-21
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Beyond the Birds and the Bees

Beyond the Birds and the Bees
Popcak, Lisa
$14.99
How can you have "the talk" so that your kids will listen? All it takes is a little Respect. Realize what they need to know and when they need to know it. Elicit their thoughts, attitudes, and feelings. Speak the truth. Present a positive, Christian attitude toward sex. Expect to talk about your own struggles when appropriate. Control your temper and the temptation to lecture. Teach your children what the gift of the body is really for.
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9781935940159
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2012-01-15
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C. S. Lewis Signature Classics (8-Volume Box Set): An Anthology of 8 C. S. Lewis Titles: Mere Christianity, the Screwtape Letters, Miracles, the Great

C. S. Lewis Signature Classics (8-Volume Box Set): An Anthology of 8 C. S. Lewis Titles: Mere Christianity, the Screwtape Letters, Miracles, the Great
Lewis, C S
$75.99

A gorgeous boxed set that includes all eight paperback volumes of the C. S. Lewis Signature Classics.

Boxed together for the first time, here are the signature spiritual works of one of the most celebrated literary figures of our time. Perfect for gift-giving, The C. S. Lewis Signature Classics (8-Volume Box Set) contains:

  • Mere Christianity
  • The Screwtape Letters
  • The Great Divorce
  • The Problem of Pain
  • Miracles
  • A Grief Observed
  • Abolition of Man
  • The Four Loves
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    9780062572561
    Publication Date: 
    2017-02-14
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    Called to Life

    Called to Life
    Philippe, Jacques
    $9.95

    How do I find fulfillment in life? How do I obtain happiness? How do I fully become a man or woman? Despite a multitude of self-help books in recent years, these eternal questions have become increasingly urgent in today's directionless world.

    Author Jacques Philippe provides some answers. In his new book, Called to Life, he explains that a complete and fulfilled life is much more assured when we stop trying to chart our own course, when we realize that we are essentially creatures called by God. He goes on to describe where and how these calls take place: the events of life, the Word of God in Scripture, and interior motions of the Holy Spirit. Learning to recognize and follow these calls is what leads to a happy and full life.

    Called to Life includes a special section on how to read Sacred Scripture prayerfully (Lectio Divina), making this a timely source of inspiration and guidance following the recommendations of Pope Benedict XVI and the 2008 Synod of Bishops on the Word of God.

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    9781594170690
    Publication Date: 
    2007-12-31
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