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Ave Prayer Book for Catholic Mothers

Ave Prayer Book for Catholic Mothers
Ave Maria Press
$21.95

Every mother is looking for a spiritual lifeline--words that help bring you closer to God when you need him the most.

The Ave Prayer Book for Catholic Mothers is your go-to resource to find the perfect words to lift up in prayer for almost any occasion or need. This beautiful, full-color, hardcover book includes a collection of original and traditional prayers and reflections from dozens of moms just like you. You might need "A Kitchen Sink Offering," "The Nine Annoying Things Novena," "The Rosary for Warriors," or "A Birthday Prayer." Or you might want to read about more traditional prayers such as the Angelus, the Jesus Prayer, or the Memorare.

Join familiar moms including Jackie Francois Angel, Karianna Frey, Rachel Bulman, Sarah Christmyer, Jenna Guizar, Lisa M. Hendey, Haley S. Stewart, Kathryn Whitaker, Kendra Tierney, Michele Faehnle, Emily Jaminet, and Kelly M. Wahlquist as they share their favorite prayers and stories as a way to help you refresh your prayer life, leading you into God's presence.

In this unique and extensive compilation you will find:

  • short reflections for Adoration or holy hour;
  • heartfelt prayers of praise, contrition, petition, and thanksgiving paired with meaningful connections to scripture;
  • a special section dedicated to praying the Rosary, including variations for specific needs;
  • prayers for spouses, children, extended family, and friends; and
  • simple litanies and novenas to encourage family prayer.
  • Whether you work your way from beginning to end or use the thematic index to target specific needs, these prayers and reflections will inspire you to make your life an ongoing conversation with God.

    Buy one for a friend and keep a copy on the counter, in your bag, or in the car for those times you want to spend a few precious minutes with God.

    ISBN/SKU: 
    9781646801091
    Publication Date: 
    2021-11-05
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    Be Restored: Healing Our Sexual Wounds Through Jesus' Merciful Love

    Be Restored: Healing Our Sexual Wounds Through Jesus' Merciful Love
    Schuchts, Bob
    $17.95

    We all have sexual wounds--some caused by over-sexualized culture, some by our personal choices, and some through the actions of others. Have you struggled with wounds from sexual abuse and molestation, pornography use, infidelity, divorce, sexual identity confusion, genophobia, or unwanted sexual compulsions?

    In Be Restored, bestselling and award-winning author Bob Schuchts of the John Paul II Healing Center offers you concrete steps for healing and wholeness, relying on a combination of clinical expertise, Catholic theology, and personal experience as a survivor to guide you.

    An essential guide to healing sexual wounds, Be Restored speaks to our deepest longing for sexual wholeness. It reveals the way to be freed from debilitating shame, sexual compulsions and sin, identity confusion, and wounds in psychosexual development. You will discover the reasons behind your emotional pain and how it's connected to your sexual wounds--whether those wounds come from acute moments of sexual trauma in the past or from the more subtle trauma of living in our sex-saturated world.

    Speaking from his own experience of sexual woundedness and his professional background as a marriage and family therapist, Schuchts--the bestselling author of Be Healed--is sensitive to the shame of sexual wounds. In Be Restored, he compassionately guides readers through a comprehensive understanding of potential areas of sexual wounds and shame. He then lays out a practical roadmap for restoring sexual wholeness.

    Each chapter in Be Restored contains "Take a Moment" reflections and personal activities that include prayer and scripture-based exercises, emotional mapping, and thought-provoking reflection questions.

    Four appendices offer specific instructions and prayers for restoring sexual wholeness.

    ISBN/SKU: 
    9781646800230
    Publication Date: 
    2021-09-24
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    Beheading Hydra: A Radical Plan for Christians in an Atheistic Age

    Longenecker, Fr Dwight
    $18.95
    ISBN/SKU: 
    9781644134900
    Publication Date: 
    2021-08-24
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    Blue Collar Apologetics: How to Explain and Defend Catholic Teaching Using Common Sense, Simple Logic, and the Bible

    Blue Collar Apologetics: How to Explain and Defend Catholic Teaching Using Common Sense, Simple Logic, and the Bible
    Martignoni, John
    $19.95

    Most of us know what we believe as Catholics, but often we're unclear on why we believe it. At a time when vast numbers of Catholics are slipping away from the Faith, God has tasked you and countless other Catholics with understanding it so you will be prepared to defend it.

    With an easygoing and inviting style, EWTN's John Martignoni doesn't simply introduce you to the major doctrines of the Catholic Faith; he explains why they are true and shows you how to explain them effectively to Protestants and "cafeteria Catholics" alike in ways that will draw them into those truths.

    Far from a complex survey of obscure theological points, this lively book employs clear, simple language that not only demonstrates the fundamental fact that the Bible is a Catholic book, but also teaches Catholics how to "talk Bible" to non-Catholics. When you are done with this book, you will know the biblical basis for the Church's teachings on the sacraments, Purgatory, Mary, the papacy, and why salvation requires faith and works. You'll also be versed in the strategies for effectively challenging others to examine their beliefs in light of the overwhelming scriptural evidence for Catholicism.

    Blue Collar Apologetics will also teach you:

    How to go on the offensive without being offensive

    The rules of engagement for discussing the faith with others

    Four techniques that will allow you to talk to anyone about your faith

    An easy tactic anyone can use for engaging non-Catholics

    How to explain the Marian dogmas using the Bible and common sense

    The two key "pillars of Protestantism" -- and how to respond to each

    How to counter the ingrained Protestant maxim "Once saved, always saved"

    The basics of Eastern Orthodoxy, which every Catholic needs to master

    Effective, common sense tactics for defending the Faith against atheist attacks

    This book empowers the average person in the pews―even those who might not know where Genesis is in the Bible!―to engage in evangelization and “talk Bible,” even with the most learned Baptist minister.

    ISBN/SKU: 
    9781682781135
    Publication Date: 
    2021-09-01
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    Centering Prayer: Sitting Quietly in God's Presence Can Change Your Life

    Centering Prayer: Sitting Quietly in God's Presence Can Change Your Life
    Russell, Brian D
    $17.99

    A new, but ancient, way to pray can turn your life around. Discover how to experience God's love at your core, freeing you to love others, and even yourself.

    When biblical scholar and coach Brian Russell discovered centering prayer at a difficult crossroad in his life, he had no idea how his life would change. "Sensing God's love for me has been so transformational that it almost feels as though I've experienced conversion all over again," he writes. He became calmer, less anxious, less reactive, freed of past wounds, and a better listener in the presence of others.

    Centering prayer, also known as the prayer of silence, helps you quiet your mind from the constant thoughts and impulses, and frees your true self to experience more of God's love in the very core of your being.

    This inviting guide gives you practical tools to make centering prayer a consistent habit in your life, gives the history and theological foundation for the practice, and helps identify and overcome common obstacles. Beginners, as well as seasoned practitioners, will gain inspiration, rich insight, and practical knowledge of a contemplative prayer practice that can open you up to deep experiences of inner healing and peace.

    ISBN/SKU: 
    9781640606432
    Publication Date: 
    2021-09-21
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    Chasing Manhattan

    Chasing Manhattan
    Gray, John
    $24.00

    From the bestselling author of Manchester Christmas comes a new adventure full of love, generosity, and heart-pounding intrigue.

    Following the runaway success of her first novel, Chase Harrington is hiding in Manhattan. Assuming the visions from her past are behind her, Chase takes an assignment that lands her in the center of a new mystery surrounding a mansion known as Briarcliff Manor and deceased millionaire Sebastian Winthrop.

    A letter, left by Sebastian, reveals three secrets surrounding the mansion where Chase is now living. Silent messages begin to appear, urging her to help those closest to her who are now in peril, including a deaf child shut away from the world and a war veteran still haunted by his past.

    With her handsome boyfriend, Gavin, and faithful dog, Scooter, at her side, Chase must unlock the secrets of Briarcliff, help those she has come to love and face the surprise ending not even she saw coming.

    This latest Chase Harrington adventure is so full of romance, kindness, mystery, and astounding twists and turns, it will leave you wanting to grab a flashlight and best friend, to go searching for clues in the dark.

    ISBN/SKU: 
    9781640606715
    Publication Date: 
    2021-08-10
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    Christian Cosmic Narrative: The Deep History of the World

    Christian Cosmic Narrative: The Deep History of the World
    $14.95

    If you’re looking for a great love story, for an adventure that pits a noble fighter against the darkest of villains and wins through to a mighty victory, then look no further than The Christian Cosmic Narrative: The Deep History of the World. Written in a way that captivates the imagination, come inside this book and discover the greatest story ever told from the pages of the Bible. Foreword by Fr. John Riccardo.

    ISBN/SKU: 
    9781736492000
    Publication Date: 
    2021-07-01
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    Contagious Faith: Why the Church Must Spread Hope, Not Fear, in a Pandemic

    Contagious Faith: Why the Church Must Spread Hope, Not Fear, in a Pandemic
    Philip F Lawler
    $19.95
    In this clear-eyed book about the real Covid crisis, Philip Lawler dissects how Church leaders and the faithful responded to this health emergency. He explains the devastating effects on society when Church leaders tell their people not to attend Sunday Mass, and when they ban Confession, marriages, and baptisms. He tackles the dangerous consequences of treating schoolchildren like lepers and explores the ethics of vaccines and the plight of parish priests caught in the middle.
    ISBN/SKU: 
    9781644135112
    Publication Date: 
    2021-04-27
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    Couples, Awaken Your Love

    Couples, Awaken Your Love
    Sarah, Robert
    $15.95

    With the luminous insight that we have come to expect from his writings, Robert Cardinal Sarah helps spouses rediscover the deep source of their love--God Himself--and the means for letting love between them grow.

    This book presents the essentials of a retreat that the cardinal preached to married couples in Lourdes, France. It is meant for all couples, including those who are struggling. There is a path to renewal for everyone, and couples in every situation can find again the preciousness of the love that binds them, no matter how hidden it may be.

    We are all, without exception, called to joy, and Christ alone can give it to us. He works through his Church, through the sacraments, and through his saints--especially Mary, the Mother of God, who heals couples.

    ISBN/SKU: 
    9781621644828
    Publication Date: 
    2021-09-03
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    Deep Adventure: The Way of Heroic Virtue

    Woznick, Bear
    $18.95
    Jesus stands on the road beside you now and says, "Where are you going?" Are you ready to enter into Deep Adventure? Are you ready to take up your cross and follow him? Are you ready to let virtue propel you into the wild adventure of God's will? Are you ready to walk the Way of Heroic Virtue?

    Host of EWTN's "Deep Adventure Radio," and two-time Masters World Champion Surfer, Bear Woznick is the Adventure Guide for Deep Adventure Quest Retreats, where people step out of their comfort zone and into the danger zone of God's will. In Deep Adventure: The Way of Heroic Virtue, Bear shares his real-life adventures as a way to challenge you to go deeper with God and live a life of virtue. Pulse-pounding stories of ocean rescues, huge waves and deadly encounters with sharks show us that when people abandon themselves to God, they do not become some soft, pastel version of themselves. On the contrary, a life lived in pursuit of God's will is the boldest, most rewarding way possible to live. If you're tired of being spoon-fed the message that you just need to be "nicer," this book is for you.

    You know deep inside that you are meant for more. You feel the call to be valiant and heroic for your loved ones and for the world. What you seek is profound, but you want a clearer goal and the means to accomplish that. Join us on this quest. Abandoning yourself to God's will takes every ounce of your courage and dedication. You will be tested, but Jesus is the one calling and he will empower you in ways you've never even imagined.

    ISBN/SKU: 
    9781644135464
    Publication Date: 
    2021-11-23
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    Diverse Yet United: Communicating Truth in Charity

    Diverse Yet United: Communicating Truth in Charity
    Pope Francis
    $15.95
    ISBN/SKU: 
    9781681927404
    Publication Date: 
    2021-10-01
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    Divine Mercy in a Woman's Life: Milestones Along the Way

    Divine Mercy in a Woman's Life: Milestones Along the Way
    Cooper O'Boyle, Donna-Marie
    $15.95

    Noted author and speaker Donna-Marie Cooper O'Boyle has given modern women an important guide to letting the rays of Divine Mercy touch them, transform them, and flow from them to the world. Covering both blessings and burdens, Donna-Marie's survey of key moments in the lives of modern Catholic women will equip those looking ahead to these milestones and help guide the reflections of those pondering the past in their hearts to see all through the lens of Divine Mercy. Written with her usual loving, reassuring faith, Donna-Marie's book is the perfect gift for the women in your life.

    Noted author and speaker Donna-Marie Cooper O'Boyle has given modern women an important guide to letting the rays of Divine Mercy touch them, transform them, and flow from them to the world. Covering both blessings and burdens, Donna-Marie's survey of key moments in the lives of modern Catholic women will equip those looking ahead to these milestones and help guide the reflections of those pondering the past in their hearts to see all through the lens of Divine Mercy. Written with her usual loving, reassuring faith, Donna-Marie's book is the perfect gift for the women in your life.
    ISBN/SKU: 
    9781596145535
    Publication Date: 
    2021-08-01
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    Doubleday Code: Baseball and the Mysteries of Catholicism

    Doubleday Code: Baseball and the Mysteries of Catholicism
    Pieczynski, Jim
    $9.95

    For fans of the sport, professional baseball is like a religious experience because it offers mystery — the visible with the invisible. Blazing speeds, graceful fielding, and blistering hitting occur amidst ever-changing strategies, signs, substitutions, and situations. One pitch builds on another, one out on another, one inning on another, and one game on another.

    Watching players perform with wit, skill, and courage at the highest level satisfies the yearning of our hearts and minds to witness nobility in action. That’s why we can “religiously” follow the sport. It speaks to our soul.

    In The Doubleday Code, author Jim Pieczynski draws parallels between the sport we love — baseball — and the faith we embrace — Catholicism. Each chapter also provides prompts for prayer and personal reflection and can be used as a study guide for retreats.

    Fans who appreciate baseball are students of the game. They understand the deeper mysteries and are rewarded immensely. So, too, are committed Catholics who understand the teachings of the Faith and seek not an earthly Hall of Fame, but a heavenly one.

    About the Author

    Jim Pieczynski is a Catholic speaker who offers presentations on the Eucharist, Mary, and the Catholic mysteries hidden in Major League Baseball. Jim and his wife, Mary, live in Fairhope, Alabama. They have five children and eleven grandchildren.

    ISBN/SKU: 
    9781681926728
    Publication Date: 
    2021-02-01
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    Enter the Narrow Gate: Saint Benedict's Steps to Christian Maturity

    Enter the Narrow Gate: Saint Benedict's Steps to Christian Maturity
    Muto, Susan
    $15.95
    ISBN/SKU: 
    9781681929293
    Publication Date: 
    2021-09-01
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    Fallen from the Nest: A Memoir of the Unlimited Power of Parental Love

    Fallen from the Nest: A Memoir of the Unlimited Power of Parental Love
    Noel, Clotilde
    $14.95
    A best-selling and thought-provoking national sensation when originally published in France, this is a profound, honest, and moving memoir of a young Parisian family who discover that love surpasses disability when they decide to adopt an abandoned disabled child. Fallen from the Nest is Clotilde Noël's love letter to this special child and a memoir of the unlimited power of parental love that will change you.
    ISBN/SKU: 
    9781596145481
    Publication Date: 
    2021-08-01
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    False Mercy: Recent Heresies Distorting Catholic Truth

    False Mercy: Recent Heresies Distorting Catholic Truth
    Malloy, Christopher J
    $19.95

    For most of his teaching life, Dr. Christopher Malloy has been correcting common, often widely accepted falsehoods, misunderstandings, and half-truths spread inside the confines of the Catholic world. Distinguishing between what Catholics must believe to be saved, what they can accept as unsettled, and what they must reject, he makes clear that both Catholic tradition and Sacred Scripture are under continuous assault. Therefore, it’s imperative to develop in yourself the traditional habits of mind.

    In this brilliant exposition of doctrine, rivaling those of Chesterton and Belloc, Dr. Malloy uses a rich variety of Catholic documents and catechisms to explain specific modern heresies, how they cropped up, and the actual Church teachings they seek to undermine. In the process, he shows:

    How Catholic teaching has been indirectly undermined and eroded by modernists

    How to hone your defenses against any opponent ― no matter how officially “Catholic” ― who denies, distorts or dilutes Catholic teaching

    How to identify real development of doctrine so that smooth-talking theologians can’t so easily palm off heresy as “development”

    Why the heresy of “doctrinal evolutionism” is the key to understanding the current Church crisis

    Why Hell is not just an empty threat, as some modern heretics suggest

    How you can respond to the leading intellectual wolves without getting lost in the weeds

    Why the Church has been hemorrhaging believers for decades

    ISBN/SKU: 
    9781644134184
    Publication Date: 
    2021-09-28
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    Finding Frassati: And Following His Path to Holiness

    Finding Frassati: And Following His Path to Holiness
    Wohar, Christine M
    $18.95

    His friends called him an explosion of joy. Mountain climbing, music, practical jokes and political debates were among his many passions. With film star looks, common sense intelligence, and amazing athleticism, Pier Giorgio Frassati had every reason to pursue worldly success. He chose to focus on higher goals instead.

    Identified as “The Man of the Eight Beatitudes” and recognized as one of the most fascinating and relatable saintly examples of the 20th century, he was devoted to the Eucharist and the Blessed Mother and led a mostly hidden life of charity that ultimately cost him his life at the age of twenty-four. When his body was exhumed in 1981, it was found to be perfectly incorrupt. He was beatified in 1990. All three popes since then have commended this dynamic young Italian’s life to the Church―and especially to younger Catholics.

    Author Christine Wohar, a noted expert on Frassati, has created this practical guide to Pier Giorgio’s short but spirited life. Writing in a simple, accessible style, she presents 40 reflections on aspects of his personal life and spirituality. Prayers and concrete action steps are included to help you make this future saint’s habits and methods your own.

    ISBN/SKU: 
    9781682782491
    Publication Date: 
    2021-08-01
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    Four More Witnesses

    Four More Witnesses
    $16.95

    Here is the long-awaited sequel to Rod Bennett's Four Witnesses: The Early Church in Her Own Words, a page-turning spiritual adventure following the lives and words of Clement of RomeIgnatius of AntiochJustin Martyr, and Irenaeus of LyonsFour More Witnesses invites readers to enter again the world of the early, influential Christian writers, this time meeting HermasClement of AlexandriaHippolytus, and Origen.

    What did these witnesses have to say on the necessity of baptism? What did they think of "eternal security" and confessions to Church elders? What about Mary and her role in salvation history? Christian writers addressed all of these questions, and many more, in the decades following the Apostles—an era when even the Creed was still a work in progress.

    Like Four WitnessesFour More Witnesses is a moving chronicle of the Christian Church in the flower of her youth.

    ISBN/SKU: 
    9781621643746
    Publication Date: 
    2021-10-01
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    Grace Explained: How to Receive -- And Retain -- God's Most Potent Gift

    Grace Explained: How to Receive -- And Retain -- God's Most Potent Gift
    $14.95

    Grace is one of the most enigmatic concepts of our Faith. Yet it is uniquely and wonderfully woven into all that we do and believe as Catholics. In these pages, Fr. Brian Mullady provides one of the clearest and most luminous explanations of grace ever written, employing the same “everyday Catholic” language that has made him so popular as an EWTN guest and retreat master.

    God created Adam and Even to walk and talk in intimacy with Him in the garden. Our highest calling is to return to that state of perfect holiness, which we can achieve only by relying on God’s sanctifying grace.

    Perfect holiness is not only possible but essential if we wish to achieve eternal life. That’s why Fr. Mullady has written this accessible and practical guide ― to help you understand how grace is working in your life presently and to teach you how to seize all the unclaimed graces God is offering you throughout each day.

    You’ll learn how the action of the Holy Spirit comes from within the very character of your being and how to improve your openness to each of the three types of grace. You’ll explore the time-tested methods for practicing the three counsels of perfection and how to employ remedies against the three great weaknesses of our nature.

    You’ll also learn:

    How grace perfects ― and does not destroy nature

    Precisely what you must do to make yourself more open to grace

    The three types of grace and how to magnify them

    Why God uses mediators of grace even though He is the source of grace

    Why God expanded the Israelites’ knowledge of right and wrong (and thus their culpability) but did not communicate grace to them

    Two theological errors that most people of good will mistakenly believe

    The three states of nature on which even the workings of God depend

    How grace operates in our daily lives to bring us closer to each person of the Trinity

    Intimacy with God is man’s highest calling. We can achieve it by relying on God’s sanctifying grace, which gives us the fullness of life and makes us holy. Accessing the graces we’ve been overlooking is how we discover what it means to be truly human, for, though we all possess natural life, it is only through grace that man is fully alive.

    ISBN/SKU: 
    9781682781937
    Publication Date: 
    2021-08-01
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    Grace in Tension: Discover Peace with Martha and Mary

    Grace in Tension: Discover Peace with Martha and Mary
    McGarry, Claire
    $16.95
    ISBN/SKU: 
    9781681926438
    Publication Date: 
    2021-11-01
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    Great Pilgrimage Sites of Europe

    Great Pilgrimage Sites of Europe
    Brabbs, Derry
    $40.00

    An unsurpassable, visual tour of the greatest pilgrimage sites of Europe, from North to South; East to West.

    Pilgrimage in Europe is currently thriving on a scale that simply could not have been envisaged just a few decades ago. Not only are greater numbers of people now emulating the medieval pilgrims who made their way on foot across Europe to the shrines of martyred apostles in Rome (SS Peter and Paul), Santiago de Compostela (St James) and Trondheim (St Olav), but international religious tourism is also thriving and millions each year are now travelling by air, rail and road to Europe's major pilgrimage churches and famous sites of Marian Apparition such as Lourdes (France) and Fatima (Portugal).

    This book covers those key pilgrimage sites as well as many lesser known ones such as the Marian Sanctuary of La Salette in the French Alps, the cave sanctuary of Covadonga in Northern Spain, the majestic twenty-first-century basilica of Our Lady of Licheń in Poland and the Chapel of Grace in Altötting, Bavaria.

    It comprises an atmospheric and colourful portrayal of the pilgrimage churches and cathedrals adorned with sculpture, art and iconography associated not only with the Virgin Mary but also the national saints and Early Christian martyrs revered by both Catholic and Anglican faiths alike. En route the reader will see some of the world's most impressive examples of medieval art and architecture set amidst historic townscapes or spectacular landscapes.

    This volume will serve as both an enticement to take to the road, a treasured aide memoire for those who have visited at least some of these iconic places and hopefully, a source of comfort and inspiration for those unable to travel abroad from wherever they live in the world.

    ISBN/SKU: 
    9780711245082
    Publication Date: 
    2020-10-13
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    Having Meaningful, Sometimes Difficult, Conversations with Our Adult Sons and Daughters

    Having Meaningful, Sometimes Difficult, Conversations with Our Adult Sons and Daughters
    Popcak, Lisa
    $14.95
    Every parent dreams of having wonderful relationships with their adult children, but when our children make choices that we believe are not in their best interest, how do we talk to them about these concerns? And how do we know when to speak and when to keep quiet? Using real-life examples of conversations based on calls to their syndicated radio show and their family counseling practice, bestselling authors Dr. Greg and Lisa Popcak offer vital guidance that will give you the confidence and abil-ity to have meaningful conversations on a variety of topics.
    ISBN/SKU: 
    9781593255558
    Publication Date: 
    2021-11-11
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    How Saints Die: 100 Stories of Hope

    How Saints Die: 100 Stories of Hope
    Sicari, Antonio Maria
    $12.95

    Italian Carmelite Antonio Maria Sicari's vibrant biographies of saints--from Augustine to Catherine of Siena to Faustina Kowalska--have been read across Europe for decades. In How Saints Die, Sicari turns to the most difficult challenge in the life of a Christian: the hour of death.

    What he uncovers in this darkest moment, however, is not desolation, but inexplicable joy. I have recounted the death of many saints, he writes, but all of them have confirmed for me the truth of this ancient Christian intuition: in the death of a saint, it is death that dies!

    With in-depth research and a flair for storytelling, Sicari brings before our eyes the gracious last hours of one hundred men and women--lovers and martyrs, thinkers and workers, ancients and moderns, old men and teens. Included are Kateri Tekakwitha, Maximilian Kolbe, Mother Teresa, Thomas Aquinas, Josephine Bakhita, Jérôme Lejeune, Clare of Assisi, and many more. In each, a new shade of the divine light shines through.

    Those seeking insight into the mystery of death and suffering will find in this book not only wisdom, but rich and realistic consolation.

    ISBN/SKU: 
    9781621644491
    Publication Date: 
    2021-11-27
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    Humility and the Elevation of the Mind to God

    Humility and the Elevation of the Mind to God
    Kempis, Thomas À
    $18.95
    This classic work from Thomas à Kempis, author of The Imitation of Christ, is now available in English for the first time.

    It is a simple truth that, without the virtue of humility, we cannot enter the Kingdom of Heaven. It simply cannot be done. Just as pride is the root and source of all sin, so is humility the foundational virtue in which all other virtues must be grounded if they are to bear fruit.

    Humility is the heartbeat of the saints. It is the virtue that conforms us most closely to Christ. In this short but deeply rich book, the great spiritual master, Thomas à Kempis, will teach you the necessity of humility and how to cultivate it, how to identify the manifestations of pride, how to elevate your mind to God, and how to pray with humility and reverence.

    This timeless work also includes some of the most beautiful prayers ever written to God, the Blessed Mother, and the saints that will help you advance in virtue and pray with fervor.

    ISBN/SKU: 
    9781505122343
    Publication Date: 
    2021-10-05
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    In His Sandals

    Mother Angelica
    $12.95
    ISBN/SKU: 
    9781682782460
    Publication Date: 
    2021-12-01
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    In the Eye of the Storm: A Biography of Gregory the Great

    Grabner, Sigrid
    $17.95

    Rome in the year 590 a.d. A plague is tearing through the city. Pope Pelagius II is dead. Outside the walls, Lombard soldiers are raising their swords. What can save the Eternal City? All eyes, and all hopes, are on the next Pope.

    Veteran writer Sigrid Grabner tells the dramatic story of Pope Gregory I -- a poor monk known now to history as St. Gregory the Great. Born to a noble family and trained in Roman law, Gregory had been prefect of the city of Rome as a young man, but gave up his power to walk in the footsteps of Saint Benedict. Everything changed in a flash when, in 590, he was raised, against his will, to the highest office of Christendom and found himself, as he wrote to one friend, in the eye of a storm, at the helm of an old and rotten ship, with the waves groaning around him. He thought he was not up to the job. But he was wrong.

    Gregory's political savvy, spiritual energy, generosity, and gift for peacemaking not only steered Rome clear of a shipwreck, but laid the foundations for the future of Europe.

    ISBN/SKU: 
    9781621643647
    Publication Date: 
    2021-11-29
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    Introduction to the Spiritual Life: Walking the Path of Prayer with Jesus

    Introduction to the Spiritual Life: Walking the Path of Prayer with Jesus
    $27.00
    A compelling exploration of the biblical foundations, contemplative practices, and spiritual path of Jesus himself--from the bestselling author of The Case for Jesus

    "What happens when a biblical theologian explores classic spirituality? This book. Pitre's students have asked, Why have we never heard this before? The reader wonders the same."--Dr. David Fagerberg, author of Liturgical Mysticism

    The path of following Jesus is an ancient and storied spiritual tradition. Yet many believers are not familiar with the three major forms of prayer and the three stages of spiritual growth that exist to bring them closer to God.

    In his most personal book yet, Dr. Brant Pitre draws on the riches of the Bible, the words of Jesus, and the writings of mystics across the centuries to shed light on the mystery--and wonder--of the spiritual life.

    Starting with the age-old belief that the path of prayer is not only informative but transformative, Dr. Pitre explores
    - the scriptural roots of vocal, meditative, and contemplative prayer
    - the purgative, illuminative, and unitive stages of spiritual growth
    - the spiritual exercises of prayer, fasting, and almsgiving
    - the Jewish roots of the Lord's Prayer
    - Lectio Divina how to pray with the Bible
    - seven vices and their seven opposing virtues
    - the battle of prayer: how to deal with difficulty and distractions
    - the "dark night of the soul" in the Scriptures

    Full of sacred truths, contemplative insights, and practical steps, Introduction to the Spiritual Life is a veritable biblical road map of the spiritual landscape that enables us to follow Jesus as our primary guide.

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    9780525572763
    Publication Date: 
    2021-11-02
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    Jesuit at Large

    Jesuit at Large
    $17.95

    Father Paul Mankowski, S.J. (1953-2020), was one of the most brilliant and scintillating Catholic writers of our time. His essays and reviews, collected here for the first time, display a unique wit, a singular breadth of learning, and a penetrating insight into the challenges of Catholic life in the postmodern world.Whether explicating Catholic doctrines like the Immaculate Conception, dissecting contemporary academic life, deploring clerical malfeasance, or celebrating great authors, Father Mankowski's keen intelligence is always on display, and his energetic prose keeps the pages turning.Whatever his topic, however, Paul Mankowski's intense Catholic faith shines through his writing, as it did through his life. Jesuit at Large invites its readers to meet a man of great gifts who suffered for his convictions but never lost hope in the renewal of Catholicism, a man whose confidence in the truth of what the Church proposed to the world was never shaken by the failures of the people of the Church.

    ISBN/SKU: 
    9781621645146
    Publication Date: 
    2021-08-01
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    Life of Christ

    Life of Christ
    $15.95

    How often have you heard the Gospel at Sunday Mass and wondered, "What happens next?" Often, our only experience of the Gospels is of those isolated segments taken out of context, like unassembled pieces of a jigsaw puzzle, rather than the story of our Savior's life.

    The Life of Jesus Christ: Understanding the Story of the Gospels aims to change that experience. Author Russell Shaw weaves together the events of Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John's narratives in chronological order to capture a true and rounded picture of Jesus’ life.

    The Life of Jesus Christ is the scriptural companion you've been searching for. Together, the four Gospels reveal Jesus Christ, God Incarnate, as a man of complexity and depth — compassionate but stern, who knew how to laugh and how to cry, a charismatic leader uninterested in worldly power, a subtle thinker who drew sublime messages from ordinary life. With Shaw guiding you, you'll truly get to know the Son of God in a new way.

    ABOUT THE AUTHOR

    Russell Shaw is an author and journalist who has written more than twenty books. For eighteen years, he was secretary for public affairs for the National Conference of Catholic Bishops/United States Catholic Conference. He later oversaw media relations for the Knights of Columbus for ten years.

    ISBN/SKU: 
    9781681924250
    Publication Date: 
    2021-08-20
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    Light from Darkness: Nine Times the Catholic Church Was in Turmoil-And Came Out Stronger Than Before

    Light from Darkness: Nine Times the Catholic Church Was in Turmoil-And Came Out Stronger Than Before
    $19.95
    ISBN/SKU: 
    9781683572497
    Publication Date: 
    2021-10-15
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    Living Metanoia: Finding Freedom and Fulfillment in Christ

    Living Metanoia: Finding Freedom and Fulfillment in Christ
    Pivonka Tor, Fr Dave
    $18.95
    ISBN/SKU: 
    9781681925523
    Publication Date: 
    2021-07-19
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    Losing Our Dignity: How Secularized Medicine is Undermining Fundamental Human Equality

    Losing Our Dignity: How Secularized Medicine is Undermining Fundamental Human Equality
    Camosy, Charles C
    $22.95

    There is perhaps no more important value than fundamental human equality. And yet, despite large percentages of people affirming the value, the resources available to explain and defend the basis for such equality are few and far between. In his newest book Charles Camosy provides a thoughtful defense of human dignity.

    Telling personal stories like those of Jahi McMath, Terri Schiavo, and Alfie Evans, Camosy, a noted bioethicist and theologian, uses an engaging style to show how the influence of secularized medicine is undermining fundamental human equality in the broader culture. And in a disturbing final chapter, Camosy sounds the alarm about the next population to fall if we stay on our current trajectory: dozens of millions of human beings with dementia.

    Heeding this alarm, Camosy argues, means doing two things. First, making urgent and genuine attempts to dialogue with a secularized culture which cannot see how it is undermining one of its most foundational values. Second, religious communities which hold the Imago Dei sacred must mobilize their existing institutions (and create new ones) to care for a new set of human beings our throwaway culture may deem non-persons.


    ISBN/SKU: 
    9781565484719
    Publication Date: 
    2021-07-12
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