Classic Authors

Confessions: Saint Augustine of Hippo (Critical Ed)

Confessions: Saint Augustine of Hippo (Critical Ed)
Meconi, David Vincent
$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: 
2012-07-16
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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
Lewis, C S
$16.99

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
Publication Date: 
2001-02-06
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Tour of the Summa

Tour of the Summa
Glenn, Paul J
$24.95
This unique synopsis of the SummaTheologica 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
Publication Date: 
1992-05-01
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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 Greater Glory: A Total Consecration to the Father Through Jesus Based on the Gospel of John

33 Days to Greater Glory: A Total Consecration to the Father Through Jesus Based on the Gospel of John
Gaitley, Michael E, MIC
$15.95

In this third installment of his 33-day consecration series, Fr. Michael Gaitley, MIC, has saved the best for last! 33 Days to Greater Glory stands as the culmination of a trilogy of consecrations that begins with the massively popular manual of Marian entrustment, 33 Days to Morning Glory. Second in the series is 33 Days to Merciful Love, because Mary always leads us to Jesus, the Divine Mercy. Finally, because Jesus wants to bring us home to the Father, we arrive at 33 Days to Greater Glory. And this really is a case of saving the best for last, because a consecration to our Heavenly Father truly is the greater consecration, the one in which all others find their origin and end. Finally, as a bonus, Fr. Gaitley has also included his popular and easy-to-use novena of consecration to St. Joseph, Nine Days to Joseph, which helps us enter more fully into the Fatherhood of God.

Fr. Michael E. Gaitley, MIC, author of 33 Days to Morning Glory, one of the most popular Catholic books of the last decade, brings us his first new book in three years. 33 Days to Greater Glory completes a trilogy of consecrations: first to Mary, then to Jesus, the Divine Mercy, and now to God, our Father. This final consecration to our Heavenly Father truly is the "greater" consecration, the one in which all others find their origin and end.
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9781596145139
Publication Date: 
2020-02-03
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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
Publication Date: 
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
Publication Date: 
2015-04-07
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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
Publication Date: 
1987-11-01
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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
Publication Date: 
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

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
Publication Date: 
2021-01-21
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Aquinas Press® Classics - The Confessions

Aquinas Press® Classics - The Confessions
$11.95

In this classic of Western civilization, Saint Augustine recounts his wayward youth through his conversion to Jesus and the Christian faith—his confession of his own sin but also of a Father who never stops pursuing us in His thirst for love.

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9781617962301
Publication Date: 
2022-07-12
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Aquinas Press® Classics - The Story of a Soul

Aquinas Press® Classics - The Story of a Soul
$11.95

Saint Teresa of Lisieux shares her joys, blessings, fears, sorrows and interior trials in seeking to follow Jesus in the deepening love of God. She helps us see that God is calling each of us to an ineffable intimacy with Himself.

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9781617962264
Publication Date: 
2022-07-12
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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
Publication Date: 
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, Benedict C F R
$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.

Many guides have been written for people struggling with the mystery of evil. But each generation, each age has its own dark background in front of which the struggle to keep going must be worked out. In every age, men ask 'how am I going to go on to arise from darkness?' It is that which my book will address.
ùFr. Benedict Groeschel, CFR

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9780898705256
Publication Date: 
1995-09-14
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Art of Loving God

Art of Loving God
St Francis de Sales
$14.95
Discover the secrets to growing holier through the simple things in life work, play, and rest. Learn to avoid the distractions that trouble and weary your soul, and you'll soon be able to focus your energy simply on loving God!
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9780918477439
Publication Date: 
2004-05-01
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Art of Praying: The Principles and Methods of Christian Prayer

Art of Praying: The Principles and Methods of Christian Prayer
$15.95

Where did you learn to pray?

At your mother's knee? From the nun or brother who taught your religion class? Has your understanding of prayer matured since then, or do you simply pray, year after year, as you were taught as a child?

No wonder most people have so many erroneous notions about prayer. No wonder our prayers are still far from what they should be!

This remarkable book offers practical ways you can improve your prayers today and grow closer to God. The topics include:

How to pray well even when your heart is empty

Determining the prayer schedule that's right for you

St. Francis of Assisi - the five words that gave this holy man an entire night of contemplation

The saints: why all Christians should pray to them - and with them!

Spontaneous prayer - why it can be less genuine than formal prayers

"Vague cosmic worship" - has it crept into your prayers?

The Rosary - just how much of it should you be saying?

The posture of prayer - should you pray sitting, standing, or kneeling? It makes a difference!

Family prayer: practical hints to make yours even better

The Psalms, adoration, liturgical prayer…and much more!

Everything you need to know about prayer. Perfect as an introduction to prayer or as a guidebook for those who already pray this book offers down-to-earth guidance on every aspect of prayer. Learn to overcome distractions, meditate well, and much more!
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9780918477347
Publication Date: 
1995-09-01
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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 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, who is 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 believers 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
Publication Date: 
1997-08-22
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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

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
Publication Date: 
2021-01-21
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Beyond the Birds and the Bees

Beyond the Birds and the Bees
Popcak, Greg And 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
Publication Date: 
2012-01-20
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