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Amazing Grace For Fathers: 75 Stories of Faith, Hope, Inspiration, and Humor

Amazing Grace For Fathers: 75 Stories of Faith, Hope, Inspiration, and Humor
$13.99
Amazing Grace for Fathers celebrates the power of fatherhood?and that power is love. The love of our fathers on earth reflects the infinite love of God, our heavenly Father, from which all fatherly guidance, discipline, and protection flows. The powerful stories in this book show just how deep a father's love is for his children, particularly when he lives in and is strengthened by God's grace. Here, you will find support and inspiration for your own fatherhood. In this book, you will meet: ? A young boy suffering intense pain who finds peace and comfort in the hands of his father. ? A loving father who literally comes back from the dead after suffering fatal injuries. ? A surrogate father who makes a big difference in the life of an angry and troubled boy. ? A father who provides a birthday present for his little girl after his death through a series of divine coincidences. ? A young man who heroically saves the life of another because of the wisdom handed down to him by his own father. ? Two fathers who, unable to provide for their families, turn to God and see His fatherly protection take care of them.
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9781932645996
Publication Date: 
2006-09-01
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In My Father's Footprints

In My Father's Footprints
$10.00
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9781450707749
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Man Virtues: What the Hell Am I Doing with My Life?

Man Virtues: What the Hell Am I Doing with My Life?
Lockwood, Robert P
$16.95

Robert P. Lockwood (you can call him Bob) has asked the same question you've asked dozens of times:

"What the hell am I doing with my life?"

Like you, he has wondered why he does what he does, and why it can be so hard to be the person he wants to be. In the end, it's about wanting happiness. Not three-beer happiness, I-got-a-raise happiness, or the-Steelers-made-the-playoffs happiness, but that quiet contentment that comes from living a good life.

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9781681923635
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2018-12-21
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What Matters Most: Empowering Young Catholics for Life's Big Decisions

What Matters Most: Empowering Young Catholics for Life's Big Decisions
Delorenzo, Leonard J
$16.95
What if we taught young people that they can measure success by how they follow Christ rather than by how much money they make or where they go to college?

In What Matters Most, University of Notre Dame theology professor Leonard J. DeLorenzo urges youth ministers, teachers, and parents to help young people redefine success in light of their call to discipleship--completely saying yes to God.

In Luke's account of the Annunciation, Mary offers a true model of discipleship for young people to follow. Her example will empower them to make choices about how to live their lives as a courageous yes to God in everything they choose--just as she did.

DeLorenzo, who served as the long-time director of Notre Dame Vision--a program designed to help young Catholics find their true calling as disciples of Jesus--shows how Mary exhibited four habits that will guide young people to make important life decisions:

  • Listen carefully and practice patience.
  • Remember who we are and what we value most.
  • Respond with compassion to choices we face.
  • Embrace sacrifice for the sake of love.

  • DeLorenzo includes personal stories from his experience as a father and working with youth and young adults with spiritual wisdom to equip teachers, mentors, pastoral ministers, and parents to reexamine the way they encourage and help form young Catholics approaching significant life choices such as college and jobs. He presents ways to remedy spiritual deficits in these young people created by cultural realities such as the fast pace of tech-driven lives and the looming pressure to succeed with worldly accomplishments.

    ISBN/SKU: 
    9781594718076
    Publication Date: 
    2018-03-02
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    10 Great Dates Before You Say 'I Do'

    10 Great Dates Before You Say 'I Do'
    Brown, Natelle
    $18.99

    10 Fun, Innovative Relationship-Building Dates for Seriously Dating and Engaged Couples!

    10 Great Dates Before You Say "I Do" combines the best of marriage preparation research with a fun, easy-to-follow format. Couples will love growing together while going out together:

  • Share your hopes and dreams
  • Appreciate your differences
  • Communicate and connect
  • Develop spiritual intimacy
  • Evaluate your relationship
  • Celebrate romance
  • And more!
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    9780310247326
    Publication Date: 
    2003-02-03
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    101 Tips for a Happier Marriage

    101 Tips for a Happier Marriage
    Kerekes, Betsy
    $13.95

    101 Tips for a Happier Marriage: Simple Ways for Couples to Grow Closer to God and to Each Other offers Catholic couples concise, practical, and at times humorous suggestions for creating and sustaining a more joyful, peace-filled marriage that is steeped in the beauty and mystery of Catholic faith.

    Insights from marriage and family scholar Jennifer Roback Morse combine with the stories of young mother and wife Betsy Kerekes to make this a book for any Catholic couple--young or old--wanting to nurture their marriage. 101 Tips for a Happier Marriage is designed to help Catholic couples improve their relationships by making small changes in their habits, attitudes, and spirituality. Suggestions for everything from the most mundane aspects of marital life (housework, budgeting, weekend football) to the make-or-break components (forgiveness, kindness, prayer) help readers to love and appreciate their spouses anew.

    ISBN/SKU: 
    9781594714467
    Publication Date: 
    2013-11-11
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    101 Tips for Marrying the Right Person: Helping Singles Find Each Other, Contemplate Marriage, and Say I Do

    101 Tips for Marrying the Right Person: Helping Singles Find Each Other, Contemplate Marriage, and Say I Do
    Kerekes, Betsy
    $13.95

    Are you confused about how to find your true love? Do you want to work on a current dating relationship, preparing it for engagement and marriage?

    Packed into 101 bite-sized suggestions, 101 Tips for Marrying the Right Person is the help you need to approach dating with confidence and joy, while at the same time helping you become the best, most marriage-ready version of yourself. Jennifer Roback Morse and Betsy Kerekes offer inspiration and advice for all stages of your relationship.

    With research conducted by the Ruth Institute and almost fifty years of marriage experience between them, authors Jennifer Roback Morse and Betsy Kerekes have compiled their best tips to inspire and support Catholic singles during all stages of dating and engagement. The life-changing ideas in 101 Tips for Marrying the Right Person offer short, practical suggestions that will help you find a mate and build a strong relationship.

    You'll find advice for meeting other Catholic singles, questions to ask yourself before getting too serious, and topics to talk about before engagement. Tips include:

  • When you're on the first date, or once you're in a relationship, see the other person for who they are. Avoid thinking you can change him or her; only God can do that.
  • Don't expect your significant other to be perfect when you know that you are not.
  • If you're interested in someone who isn't Catholic, have an open discussion about how you each expect faith to impact your relationship and potential marriage.
  • Morse and Kerekes clearly articulate the challenges that face single Catholics today. The hook-up and cohabitation culture is prevalent in our society and in the media, making the temptation to succumb strong. The authors want you to know that you aren't weak for being interested in these options, but you are strong enough to resist them. You can combat these challenges by recognizing single life and dating as ideal times to discern your own call to the vocation of marriage as well as your dating relationship's readiness for the sacrament.

    ISBN/SKU: 
    9781594716713
    Publication Date: 
    2016-10-10
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    11"H FAMILY TREE W/ 7 PHOTOS

    11"H FAMILY TREE W/ 7 PHOTOS
    $49.95
    ISBN/SKU: 
    089945572513
    Publication Date: 
    2022-02-21
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    16 Marriages That Made History

    16 Marriages That Made History
    $17.95

    When we think of famous persons in history, we usually remember their great deeds in the areas of science, politics, art, etc. But for some, their greatest achievement in life was not played out before the public, but rather took place within the private sphere of their marriage. The world may remember them for their extraordinary gifts and accomplishments, but they, at the end of their lives, were most mindful of their greatest love: their spouse. This book honors the hidden love adventures of several famous persons in history. It offers concrete examples of marriages that transformed these well-known individuals in deep and personal ways. These are not fairy tales of marriages "made in heaven;" they are stories of real people with real struggles, who, through their marriage, were challenged, strengthened, and encouraged to grow in their capacity for love. In this book, you will learn: How marriages can grow stronger through time, how marriage can provide tremendous strength for facing life's difficulties, how people with very different personalities can be completely united in marriage, how one woman's selfless love saved her marriage, how a queen learned to put her husband and her marriage ahead of power, how one couple's united search for truth led them to embrace the Catholic Faith. This book will help to restore your confidence in the power of marriage. It is recommended for those just starting out on their marriage journey, as well as for those already well advanced along the path. Gerard Castillo is a professor of Education at the University of Navarra, Spain, where he teaches courses in education, marriage, and family. He is the author of over thirty books on these subjects.

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    9781594172335
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    365 Dates to Renew Your Christian Marriage (Catholic Edition)

    365 Dates to Renew Your Christian Marriage (Catholic Edition)
    Nygaard, Dana
    $20.00

    365 Dates to Renew Your Christian Marriage (Catholic Edition) is filled with a year's worth of intriguing questions that will help deepen your marriage. Every date was written to help enhance your date nights by bonding you and your spouse through emotional and spiritual intimacy. This book is written for Catholics who want to learn more about their spouse all while grounding their marriage further in Christ. Every question was written to help support and create conversation that would lead you and your spouse to true fulfilling intimacy. Written in an easy Ready, Set, Go format, the dates are designed for you and your spouse to draw closer with one another as your date continues. Purchasing 365 Dates to Renew Your Christian Marriage (Catholic Edition) gives you and your spouse a new spark within your marriage by creating thought provoking conversations just like you had when you first met.

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    9781736683804
    Publication Date: 
    2021-08-30
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    4 Seasons of Marriage

    4 Seasons of Marriage
    Chapman, Gary
    $15.99
    Spring, summer, winter, fall. Marriages are perpetually in a state of transition, continually moving from one season to another--perhaps not annually, as in nature, but just as certainly and consistently. Sometimes we find ourselves in winter--discouraged, detached, and dissatisfied; other times, we experience springtime with its openness, hope, and anticipation. On other occasions, we bask in the warmth of summer--comfortable, relaxed, enjoying life. And then comes fall with its uncertainty, negligence, and apprehension. The cycle repeats itself many times throughout the life of a marriage, just as the seasons repeat themselves in nature.

    The seasons of marriage come and go. Each one holds the potential for emotional health and happiness, and each one has its challenges. The purpose of this book is to describe these recurring seasons of marriage, help you and your spouse identify which season your marriage is in, and show you how to enhance your marriage in all four seasons.

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    9781414376349
    Publication Date: 
    2012-09-01
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    40 Unstoppable Women Who Changed the World

    40 Unstoppable Women Who Changed the World
    Sala, Harold
    $14.99
    Dive into 40 captivating stories of history's greatest women whom God used to change the course of time and the lives of those around them.

    In 40 Unstoppable Women, author Harold Sala paints portraits of forty Christian women who were used by God to change the lives of the people around them. This book will inspire Christians and help them discover the path for their own lives. Stories told in this book include:
  • Joni Eareckson Tada
  • Corrie ten Boom
  • Susanna Wesley
  • Mother Theresa
  • Elisabeth Elliot
  • Amy Carmichael
  • Rosa Parks
  • and many more

  • These women's lives span thousands of years and several professions, challenging readers with the truth that God can work in and through anyone willing to serve him--even in the face of poverty, hardship, or disability. Sala features women who had an appointment with destiny and served others at great personal cost; he hopes their examples inspire others to make a difference, one person at a time.

    3 Key Features of 40 Unstoppable Women

    1. Concise and In Depth:


    Each chapter gives an overview of one woman's life and ministry, highlighting how her faith enabled her to persevere through difficult circumstances and serve God with her particular calling.
  • Personal Reflections:
  • At the end of every chapter is a "Take-away Thought" asking readers to reflect on what they have learned from the story and how these lessons are applicable to their own lives.
  • Practical Applications:
  • Includes tips to help the reader discover the path for their own life.
    About the Author

    Harold J. Sala holds a PhD in English Bible and has completed graduate studies at the University of Southern California, Fuller Seminary, Denver Seminary, Winona Lake School of Theology, and California Baptist Seminary. He is an internationally well-known speaker, author, and Bible teacher, and he has served as founder and president of Guidelines International, Inc. since 1963.








    ISBN/SKU: 
    9781628629651
    Publication Date: 
    2021-04-01
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    67 Ways to Do the Works of Mercy with Your Kids

    67 Ways to Do the Works of Mercy with Your Kids
    Indahl, Heidi
    $11.95

    If you've always meant to do more Christian service with your kids, then this is the book for you. In 67 Ways to Do the Works of Mercy with Your Kids, Heidi Indahl provides parents with a roadmap for teaching kids the value (and rewards!) of Christian service by doing it with them.

    ISBN/SKU: 
    9781681925301
    Publication Date: 
    2019-06-19
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    All Things New: Breaking the Cycle and Raising a Joyful Family

    All Things New: Breaking the Cycle and Raising a Joyful Family
    McCole Cupp, Erin
    $18.95

    It's time to break the cycle.

    Not every family is the perfect model of Catholic family life. Some of us approach parenting still wounded by childhood experiences that were less than ideal. When we start our own families, at best we feel a bit unprepared, and at worst we feel paralyzed with fear that we will repeat our parents' dysfunctional, abusive behaviors.

    In All Things New, Erin McCole Cupp draws on her own and others' experiences to discuss how to develop a joyful family life when our own experience of being parented was damaging. Erin wrote this book for moms and dads who want to parent better than they themselves were parented.

    Drawing on the Holy Family as the model of family life, and distilling practical lessons from the Two Greatest Commandments and the Beatitudes, All Things New shows readers that, while change isn't easy, God has given us all the ingredients we need to create a holy, joyful family.

    ISBN/SKU: 
    9781681924212
    Publication Date: 
    2021-05-01
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    Always a Catholic: How to Keep Your Kids in the Faith for Life- And Bring Them Back If They Have Strayed

    Always a Catholic: How to Keep Your Kids in the Faith for Life- And Bring Them Back If They Have Strayed
    Walshe, Father Sebastian
    $16.95
    "Most Catholic parents agree: our number-one goal in life is to pass on the Faith to our children. But here's the bad news: today's world has a million ways to steal your kids'souls. From sects to sex, from atheism to consumerism, rivals to Catholic doctrine and morals want to snatch your children away from their baptismal heritage and eternal destiny. ... There are lots of Catholic parenting books promising results with this or that system or trick. But although it contains solid practical counsel, Always a Catholic reminds us that keeping our kids in the Faith (or helping them get back to it) is more than a matter of technique. Above all, it's about the way we live out Catholicism--in our own lives and as a family--from day to day."
    ISBN/SKU: 
    9781683572190
    Publication Date: 
    2021-02-10
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    Amazing Grace for Married Couples

    Amazing Grace for Married Couples
    Cavins Jeff Pinto Matthew Armstrong Patti
    $13.99

    Every marriage hits rough spots. The question is, how will you face those challenges? Amazing Grace for Married Couples features stories of couples who faced what seemed like insurmountable challenges, but through the grace of God found the strength and love to become closer than ever before.

    In these pages, you will meet: 

    ● A husband and wife whose mutual infidelities threatened to tear their marriage apart. 

    ● A materialistic couple whose professional success could not fill the emptiness of their hearts. 

    ● A marriage that began lovingly but nearly ended in divorce as a result of a gambling addiction. 

    ● A husband whose addiction to pornography devastated his wife and family. 

    These powerful stories of redemption truly celebrate marriage as a covenant of God’s love. They will fill your heart with hope and give you the faith to persevere in times of difficulty. Experience the amazing renewal God can work in the lives of ordinary couples.

    Amazing Grace for Married Couples will deepen your commitment to marriage like no other book. This is a collection of inspiring stories about renewed relationships that were once on the brink of disaster. While most people would have written these couples off as hopelessly incompatible, through the grace of God, they overcame seemingly insurmountable obstacles. As a result, every couple is more in love today than they were on their wedding day. In this book, you will experience how God's grace healed: ? A marriage that began lovingly but quickly sputtered out when the young wife became addicted to gambling. ? A wife whose addiction to romance novels undermined her relationship with her family and led to much heartbreak. ? A man and wife who discovered they had both been unfaithful to each other. When their lack of trust in each other turned them into virtual strangers, divorce seemed the only option.
    ISBN/SKU: 
    1932645799
    Publication Date: 
    2005-09-15
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    Anchor: God's promises of hope to parents

    Anchor: God's promises of hope to parents
    Stenson, James B
    $9.95

    For mothers and fathers: help to maintain your confidence and peace of mind even during your toughest times as a parent

    With a warm understanding of the trials of parenthood, veteran educator James Stenson here emphasizes your sacred mission as a parent and your primary responsibility: to bring your children face-to-face with Jesus Christ.

    Drawing from the Scriptures and the rich wisdom of the Church, Stenson (author of the popular manuals for parents Lifeline and Upbringing) here helps you hold on through the roller-coaster ups and downs, reverses, triumphs, and ongoing challenges of parenthood so that they don't overwhelm your stamina, patience, and peace of mind. He reveals the secrets of joyful perseverance and confidence in God's promises.

    Brief and to the point so that you can read it whenever you can find a spare moment or two, this book is a treasury of advice and encouragement for busy parents.

    ISBN/SKU: 
    1889334820
    Publication Date: 
    2003-01-01
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    Annulments and the Catholic Church: Straight Answers to Tough Questions

    Annulments and the Catholic Church: Straight Answers to Tough Questions
    Peters, Edward N
    $13.99
    Annulment. A perplexing word. To some, both Catholics and non-Catholics alike, it is synonymous with Catholic divorce. Many questions abound regarding this issue, one which unfortunately touches the lives of many in the Church today. In this helpful book, canon and civil lawyer Edward N. Peters clears up some of the confusion by answering the most commonly-asked annulment questions in a thorough yet-easy-to-understand style.
    ISBN/SKU: 
    9781932645002
    Publication Date: 
    2004-05-01
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    Around the Year with the Von Trapp Family

    Around the Year with the Von Trapp Family
    Von Trapp, Maria
    $29.95

    In this joyful and charming book, Maria von Trapp (from The Sound of Music) unveils for you the year-round Christian traditions she loved - traditions that created for her large family a warm and inviting Catholic home and will do the same for yours.

    Here are the songs they sang for feasts and holidays, as well as Maria's personal recipes for traditional holiday foods. Here are stories and games to delight your children, and countless other ways to turn events such as anniversaries, baptisms, graduations, birthdays, wedding receptions, and even funerals into feasts celebrated in the Lord.

    Most people only know the young Maria from The Sound of Music; few realize that in subsequent years, as a pious wife and a seasoned Catholic mother, Maria gave herself unreservedly to keeping her family Catholic by observing in her home the many feasts of the Church's liturgical year, with poems and prayers, food and fun, and so much more!

    With the help of Maria von Trapp, you, too, can provide Christian structure and vibrancy to your home. Soon your home will be a warm and loving place, an earthly reflection of our eternal home.

    ISBN/SKU: 
    9781622826681
    Publication Date: 
    2018-10-19
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    Authority of Women in the Catholic Church

    Authority of Women in the Catholic Church
    Migliorino Miller, Monica
    $16.95
    The Authority of Women in the Catholic Church elucidates the essential role women play in the covenant of salvation. With the support of Scripture, the writings of the Fathers of the Church, and contemporary theological insights, Monica Migliorino Miller explains how Christian women exemplify the reality of the Church in relation to Christ and the ministerial priesthood. While providing a fascinating response to contemporary feminist theology, The Authority of Women in the Catholic Church clarifies the meaning of authentic feminine authority so needed in the Church today.
    ISBN/SKU: 
    9781941447154
    Publication Date: 
    2015-05-27
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    Baby and Beyond: Overcoming Those Post-Childbirth Woes

    Baby and Beyond: Overcoming Those Post-Childbirth Woes
    Auth, Allison
    $14.95
    In these honest pages, Allison Auth shares real-life stories on every facet of postpartum life, shedding light on the physical, spiritual, and emotional components of recovery.
    ISBN/SKU: 
    9781622828562
    Publication Date: 
    2019-12-15
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    Bad Girls of the Bible: And What We Can Learn from Them

    Bad Girls of the Bible: And What We Can Learn from Them
    Higgs, Liz Curtis
    $17.00

    Ten of the Bible's best-known femmes fatales parade across the pages of this popular and unforgettable study with situations that sound oh-so-familiar.

    Women everywhere marvel at those "good girls" in Scripture-Sarah, Mary, Esther-but on most days, that's not who they see when they look in the mirror. Most women (if they're honest) see the selfishness of Sapphira or the deception of Delilah. They catch of glimpse of Jezebel's take-charge pride or Eve's disastrous disobedience. Like Bathsheba, Herodias, and the rest, today's modern woman is surrounded by temptations, exhausted by the demands of daily living, and burdened by her own desires.

    So what's a good girl to do? Learn from their lives, says beloved Bible study teacher and speaker Liz Curtis Higgs, and choose a better path. Whether they were "Bad to the Bone," "Bad for a Season, but Not Forever" or only "Bad for a Moment," these infamous sisters show women how not to handle the challenges of life.
    With her trademark humor and encouragement, Higgs combines a contemporary retelling of the stories of these "other women" in Scripture with a solid, verse-by-verse study to teach us how to avoid their tragic mistakes and joyfully embrace grace.
    Let these Bad Girls show you why studying the Bible has never been more fun!

    Includes Discussion Questions and Study Guide

    ISBN/SKU: 
    9780307731975
    Publication Date: 
    2013-07-16
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    Be a Man!

    Be a Man!
    $17.95

    Men are rediscovering the importance of the spiritual life. And Father Larry Richards is helping them do it. While some writers apply a one-size-fits-all approach to the Christian life, Father Richards draws on his many years of ministry and his own experience as a man to inspire other men as men.

    In Be a Man!, he recounts his struggles to learn true manhood, as well as the inspiring stories of others he has served in his decades as a priest. He tells men how to focus on the right goal, how to live as a beloved son of God, of the need to acknowledge one's faults and to live according to the Holy Spirit, to be a man of true love and of wisdom, to appreciate properly the differences between men and women, to pursue holiness, and to make a difference in the world. Not preachy but direct, Father Richards challenges men to be strong, without putting on a mask of false strength or machismo. He calls men to admit their weaknesses and limitations, while urging them to find strength in faith and genuine love to overcome their sins and faults.

    Although a celibate priest, he minces no words when it comes to the place of sexuality--for the unmarried man as well as for the married man. He shows that true manliness is not opposed to love but thrives on it. Father Richards stresses that a relationship with Christ reveals the meaning of a man's life and his identity as a man. He inspires men to become the true heroes they long to be--men of authentic courage, compassion and integrity. This is a highly readable book for men by a man who knows how to talk to men about the things that matter most.

    This book is available at bulk rate discounts. To receive the discount, please call 1-888-615-3186 or email .

    Bulk rates are as follows:

    100 - 500 - 50%
    501- 1000 - 55%
    1001 - 2000 - 60%
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    ISBN/SKU: 
    9781586174033
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    Because of Our Fathers: Twenty-Three Catholics Tell How Their Fathers Led Them to Christ

    Because of Our Fathers: Twenty-Three Catholics Tell How Their Fathers Led Them to Christ
    Rowley, Tyler
    $17.95

    A father has a crucial role and responsibility as the spiritual leader of his family. Many problems in the Church and culture today can be traced back to fathers neglecting this responsibility, and failing to realize that their children's relationship with God depends predominantly on their example.

    The man as the spiritual head of the household is not an outdated Biblical cliché, but rather a spiritual, biological, and sociological truth that modern man has forgotten. The results have been cataclysmic for our modern culture and Church.

    Because of Our Fathers makes the compelling case for a father's essential and primary role in the spiritual lives of his children in three ways: 1) Presenting clear Church teaching on parenting and fatherhood 2) Presenting strong evidence from studies on the crucial role of the father 3) Testimonies of twenty Catholic men and women whose fathers inspired them to love Christ and his Church.

    These powerful testimonies will inspire men to consider more carefully the amazing privilege and gift that God has given them to be living examples of the love and faithfulness of our Father in Heaven. Among those telling stories about their fathers are well-known Catholic leaders such as Patrick Madrid, Abby Johnson, Bishop Joseph Strickland, Fr. Paul Scalia, Jesse Romero, Fr. Rocky, Anthony Esolen, Christopher Check, and Fr. Gerald Murray. The other contributors give additional powerful testimonies of their fathers' influence that led them to the Catholic Church.

    Our families, culture and Church will continue to suffer, says Tyler Rowley, until an authentic Catholic fatherhood is restored among the faithful. Speaking directly to Catholic men today, Rowley uses the moving stories of these twenty fathers to inspire them to educate their children in the faith, and not allow our modern culture to replace their Christian identity.

    ISBN/SKU: 
    9781621643470
    Publication Date: 
    2020-07-21
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    Becoming Wife: Saying Yes to More Than the Dress

    Becoming Wife: Saying Yes to More Than the Dress
    $15.95

    Whether you are preparing to be or are already a wife, you likely are immersed in the external reality of marriage. But being wife is so much more: It's a call to holiness and a vocation of incredible significance.

    Becoming Wife explores what it means for a woman to fulfill this vocation. Catholic wife, mother, speaker, and author Rachel Bulman shares - like a friend over a cup of coffee - how being a wife is at once a calling and a purpose. The more a wife makes herself a gift to her husband, to her children, and to the world, the more she inevitably becomes the person God created her to be. She becomes more wife, more woman, more Christian. Thus, she fulfills her identity as a daughter of God and cultivates the soil from which her motherhood comes to fruition.

    By exploring the life of the Blessed Mother and the guidance of great minds in the Church, like Saint John Paul II and Saint Teresa Benedicta of the Cross, this book unwraps the gift of becoming a wife and what it means to make a "total gift" of oneself through matrimony.

    ISBN/SKU: 
    9781681926865
    Publication Date: 
    2023-06-19
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    Becoming Women of the Word: How to Answer God's Call with Purpose and Joy

    Becoming Women of the Word: How to Answer God's Call with Purpose and Joy
    Christmyer, Sarah
    $15.95

    Winner of a 2020 Catholic Press Association book award (third place, scripture-popular studies).


    The women God called to bring his chosen people into the world were ordinary women who struggled with emptiness, oppression, infertility, and loss--yet who found strength and hope in God. In her first book, Sarah Christmyer--codeveloper of The Great Adventure Catholic Bible study program--pairs the stories of key Old Testament women with stories of women she has known to show us how we can hear God, say yes to his call, and share him with the world just as they did.

    Breaking open the scriptures to reveal the historical, cultural, and biblical context in which Old Testament women lived, Sarah Christmyer breathes new life into their stories and makes their lives surprisingly relatable. In the process, she shares stories from her own faith journey and the lives of family and friends to show how the same principles that turned ordinary women into heroines of the faith are true for our lives today.

    Each chapter of Becoming Women of the Word highlights the spiritual legacy of one or more women in the Old Testament. Their world was vastly different from ours, yet they faced the same questions we do: when we can't feel God's presence, where do we find help? When our world is collapsing, where is God? Why should we trust him? How can we trust him? Christmyer simply and clearly draws from the lives of these women important principles that help us to trust--even as we struggle with doubt. For example:

  • Through Eve, we learn to hold on to God's promise even when we fail.
  • Sarah reminds us to wait on God's timing to make us fruitful.
  • Miriam, the sister of Moses, shows how to lead by example.
  • Ruth and Esther challenge us to see womanhood as a gift.
  • Hannah and Judith inspire us to trust God even in matters of life and death.
  • These unforgettable portraits create a colorful mosaic of faith, encouraging us to mine God's Word for spiritual treasure and to pass on the gift.

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    9781594718779
    Publication Date: 
    2019-08-02
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    Bedaditudes: 8 Ways to Be an Awesome Dad

    Bedaditudes: 8 Ways to Be an Awesome Dad
    Popcak, Gregory K
    $16.95
    Internationally known marriage and family expert Greg Popcak draws on more than twenty years as a counselor as well as his own experience as a father to show how the Beatitudes can be viewed as a practical guide to understanding the love of God and applying that love to being a better father.

    In the first book to uniquely focus on the Beatitudes and fatherhood, Greg Popcak helps you stop focusing on yourself and instead focus on God, learning how to be the father God wants you to be by becoming a servant leader in your home.

    As a father of three children, Popcak realized that Jesus' call to be humble in the first Beatitude--Blessed are the poor in spirit--stands in direct opposition to what modern men learn growing up. Instead, they are taught they should live a life of unbroken success, defined by promotions at work and beautiful wives and honor students at home.

    The Catholic author, speaker, counselor, and radio host will show that when you practice meekness, you will connect with your family by asking them questions and listening closely to their responses. By practicing mercy, you come to know your own sins, the difficulties that lie on the path to sainthood, and how your family needs to hear about God's grace in their lives.

    In BeDADitudes, you discover the profound love of God found in the Beatitudes and understand how that love can transform you into being an awesome dad.

    ISBN/SKU: 
    9781594717185
    Publication Date: 
    2017-03-03
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    Before Austen Comes Aesop: The Children's Great Books and How to Experience Them

    Before Austen Comes Aesop: The Children's Great Books and How to Experience Them
    Blomquist, Cheri
    $17.95

    Before Austen Comes Aesop presents an in-depth examination of the Children's Great Books, that is, the literature that has made the most profound impact on the lives of children throughout Western history. In addition to its invaluable chronological list of titles, from ancient times to the present, the book provides both students and their parents the guidance they need to read leisurely or study formally the Children's Great Books at home.

    The book's premise is that children often do not spend enough time with the literature written or adapted for them before diving into adult works. An experienced teacher, the author argues that children benefit in many ways from lingering longer over literature created for them.

    The Children's Great Books list includes the classic works that, while not written strictly for children, were orally passed on to them for generations and are foundational for understanding Western culture. These works include Greek and Roman fables, myths, and epics; European legends, sagas, folk stories, and fairy tales; and the Bible. The list also includes the acclaimed works written specifically for children, beginning in the age of the first printing presses and continuing into the late twentieth century.

    Additionally, acknowledging the changes in children's literature that have occurred since the mid-1960s, the author provides helpful information for discerning which contemporary influential books are appropriate, or perhaps inappropriate, for one's children. She also includes several appendices that are useful for the study of literature at both the elementary and the secondary levels.

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    9781621644309
    Publication Date: 
    2021-03-30
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    Before I Go

    Before I Go
    Kreeft, Peter
    $19.95
    In Before I Go, Kreeft presents lessons learned about life, faith, morality, priorities, marriage, and more, as his legacy to his children-and to readers. He shares his practical wisdom, as well as his concern for truth and goodness, in a warm and readable way.
    ISBN/SKU: 
    9781580512244
    Publication Date: 
    2007-10-15
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    Behold the Man: A Catholic Vision of Male Spirituality

    Behold the Man: A Catholic Vision of Male Spirituality
    Burke-Sivers, Harold
    $17.95

    Lucid and inspiring, Behold the Man is a unique exploration of Catholic spirituality for men. Much of the literature written for Catholic men focuses on topical issues such as fatherhood and sexuality. While this book does not exclude these subjects, it is the first to present a comprehensive picture of Catholic male spirituality.

    What is authentic male Catholic spirituality? What distinguishes it from Protestant male spirituality? How does masculine spirituality complement feminine spirituality? These questions and many more are answered in this book.

    Drawing from Scripture and Church teaching, the author roots Catholic male spirituality in a covenant relationship with God and the cross of Jesus Christ. He demonstrates that when a man embraces the cross he is truly able to be himself--the man that God created and calls him to be. Behold the Man can deepen a man's experience of Christ and help him to know the Lord more intimately.

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    9781586178871
    Publication Date: 
    2015-08-17
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    Being a Grandparent: Just Like Being a Parent ... Only Different

    Being a Grandparent: Just Like Being a Parent ... Only Different
    Guarendi, Ray
    $18.99
    Dr. Ray Guarendi believes that parenting is too important to be taken seriously--and that goes double for grandparenting. As a father of ten, clinical psychologist, radio host and author of many books about marriage and parenting, Dr. Ray has spent his career helping to strengthen families through a combination of Catholic theology, common-sense insights and wry humor. Now, having become a new grandpa himself, Dr. Ray is turning his attention to the joyful, rejuvenating and sometimes complicated subject of grandparenting.

    In Being a Grandparent: Just Like Being a Parent...Only Different, he answers real questions from grands. Some wonder how being a grandparent will differ from being a parent, and want to mature into it with as few wrinkles as possible. Some are a daily presence in their grandchildren's lives, perhaps even sharing a home with them and wanting their interactions to be as smooth as possible. Others live many miles away and fear yielding to the temptation of bribery to endear their distant grandbabies to them. Some are baffled as to why their own children are raising the grandkids so unlike they were raised--in practice, discipline or morals. Others see their grandchildren as difficult to be around, and ask what, if anything, they can do about it.

    Whether you're a "Grandma," a "Poppy," an "Opa" or a "Nana," Dr. Ray can help you navigate this second go-round with children in a way that mirrors God's own unconditional love for us. You'll learn to balance the expertise you've banked during decades as a parent with the emotional dynamics of this new stage of life. And best of all, you'll get a little extra insight into savoring the true, unabashed joy of grandparenthood.

    Being a Grandparent makes a great gift for new grandparents and seasoned matriarchs and patriarchs alike.

    The audio edition of this book can be downloaded via Audible.

    ISBN/SKU: 
    9781632532312
    Publication Date: 
    2018-04-10
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    Better Mom Devotional: Shaping Our Hearts as We Shape Our Homes

    Better Mom Devotional: Shaping Our Hearts as We Shape Our Homes
    Schwenk, Ruth
    $19.99

    As a mom, you want to give your best to your family. Motherhood is incredibly rewarding, yet its challenges can leave you feeling anxious, inadequate, and overwhelmed with mom guilt. Trusted author Ruth Schwenk of Pressing Pause and The Better Mom blog will help you learn to give yourself grace as you grow in wisdom with The Better Mom Devotional.

    As a busy mom of four kids, Ruth understands the stress of raising a family and trying to do it all perfectly, but she has uncovered a secret: becoming a better mom doesn't start with what you are doing but with who God is inviting you to become.

    In The Better Mom Devotional, 100 devotions filled with Scripture, prayers, and reflection questions will help you discover:

  • How God uses motherhood to change you from the inside out
  • Intentional ways to deepen your faith in any season of parenting
  • The true calling of motherhood: training, disciplining, and loving your children well
  • The life-giving impact of honest, loving friendships
  • This devotional is a great fit for:

  • Mothers of small children and teenagers
  • Small groups, women's Bible study groups, and personal daily reflection
  • Mother's Day, birthdays, and holiday gifting
  • With Ruth's encouragement, you can overcome mom guilt, stop trying to be the perfect mom, let go of the endless to-do list of motherhood, and experience the most challenging but rewarding adventure yet--becoming The Better Mom.

    ISBN/SKU: 
    9780310095453
    Publication Date: 
    2018-10-23
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