115 Saintly Fun Facts

115 Saintly Fun Facts
McCarver Snyder, Bernadette
$13.99

You might be surprised to learn about the saint who rode a donkey backwards, the saint who helped a "criminal" escape from prison, the saint who was afraid of water, the saint who was kidnapped by pirates, and lots more! Learn how ordinary men and women did extraordinary things and became known as saints. If you think you already know all there is to know about saints, you might decide to think again. Written for grades 1-6. Whimsically illustrated.

ISBN/SKU: 
9780892435623
Publication Date: 
1993-06-01
0

150 Fun Facts Found in the Bible

150 Fun Facts Found in the Bible
McCarver Snyder, Bernadette
$13.99

Offers 150 fantastic fun facts from the Bible. Each is full of surprises, secret messages, adventure, and intrigue.

Paperback

ISBN/SKU: 
9780892433308
Publication Date: 
1990-06-01
0

And God Said It's Good

And God Said It's Good
Graf, Gary
$14.99
And God Said, "It's Good!" takes the sport of football and compares this favorite Sunday pastime to the Bible--and it works. Once again, Gary Graf combines his love of sports with the Bible, resulting in an amusing and fun-loving book that delights any sports fan.

Comparisons include Hail Mary passes and answered prayers; immaculate receptions and Immaculate Conceptions; football stadiums and cathedrals; biblical verses and double reverses, plus good books and playbooks. These and many more parallels fill this lively and entertaining book.

On any Sunday, you can bet some are brought closer to the spirit of the sport while others are more connected to the Bible. The twenty chapters in this book compare football and the Bible--with remarkable results!

  • "Forgiveness and good works were just pre-game drills for the Lord's true purpose here on earth."

  • "God rested on Sunday. Football is mostly played on Sunday. Coincidence? I think not."


  • Any author who can find similarities between the dazzling colors of a football team and the colorful vestments of a priest--needs to have his book read cover to cover. A delightful read for everyone--even if you're not remotely interested in football.

    ISBN/SKU: 
    9780764826221
    Publication Date: 
    2015-04-01
    0
    Author: 
    Publisher: 

    And God said Play Ball

    And God said Play Ball
    Graf, Gary
    $14.99
    This book manages to be entertaining and educational, as well as fanciful and inspirational. It draws from the lives of Jesus Christ and Yogi Berra, Joseph of Nazareth and Joe DiMaggio, Moses and Hank Aaron, Saint Peter and Jackie Robinson. And God Said, "Play Ball!" makes the Bible more approachable by relating it to a game loved by both children and adults. It shows that baseball is not only a game, but a never-ending series of lessons about life, as well. And God Said, "Play Ball!" will appeal to Christian Athletes of any denomination.

    The author has been a baseball fan for more than forty years and a Catholic a lot longer than that. He has played, coached, watched, or taught baseball since he was seven years old. He is very active in lay ministry and catechetics at his Catholic parish in Seattle, and has found both the Bible and baseball to be among the greatest teachers in his life.
    This book includes 8 pages of timeless photographs. You won't find a more inspiring gift for that baseball player in your life--of whatever age--or that fan in front of your TV!

    Paperback

    PDF Samples

  • Selected Excerpts


  • Listen to an interview with Gary Graf.

    ISBN/SKU: 
    9780764814754
    Publication Date: 
    2006-04-01
    0
    Author: 
    Publisher: 

    Ask the Bible Geek 2

    product image
    Hart, Mark
    $12.99
    It's about time--finding God in the good times, the bad times, party time, ordinary time, all the time. In these questions and answers from his online column, Ask the Bible Geek(R), Mark Hart helps young people make time for God, "the timeless One who entered time and space" for each of us.

    With wisdom and wit, Hart tackles such questions as:
    What does it take to change your life?
    Do peers pressure you?
    Are you dealing with divorce in your family?
    No date on Valentine's Day?
    Are you affected by hatred or racism?

    Ask the Bible Geek(R) 2 will help you "slow down long enough to encounter God in time, all the time, until the end of time."

    ISBN/SKU: 
    9780867167665
    Publication Date: 
    2007-02-06
    0
    Author: 
    Publisher: 

    Beautiful Girlhood

    Beautiful Girlhood
    Karen, Andreola
    $8.99
    This revised 1922 classic offers gentle guidance for preteen and teenage girls on how to become a godly woman. Full of charm and sentiment, it will help mother and daughter establish a comfortable rapport for discussions about building character, friendships, obedience, high ideals, a cheerful spirit, modest dress, a pure heart, and a consecrated life.
    ISBN/SKU: 
    9781883934026
    Publication Date: 
    1999-05-03
    0
    Author: 
    Publisher: 

    Blessed are the Bored in Spirit

    Blessed are the Bored in Spirit
    $16.99
    My image of God the Father, enthroned in heaven in flowing white robes and Birkenstock sandals, was overshadowed by my certainty that he didn't want me to have any fun. God was all about rules.--from Chapter Five

    Too many young Catholics experience their faith as Mark Hart did: They rarely miss Mass even if they don't understand it; they have a Bible even if they never read it; they go to confession even if they aren't particularly repentant.

    Is that your experience of Catholicism? Is yours a faith of Thou Shalt Nots? If so, forget about a dreary life of mindless obedience to rules you don't understand. It's time to enter into the transforming light of your Creator who invites you to live from the still center of his undying love.

    The author's humorous and hard-hitting reflections drive home the point that God isn't calling the reader to be a good person--someone who merely obeys the rules--but a new person in Jesus Christ.

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

    ISBN/SKU: 
    9780867166774
    0
    Author: 
    Publisher: 

    Book of Catholic Jokes

    Book of Catholic Jokes
    Sheridan, Tom
    $12.95
    The ability to laugh, especially the ability to laugh at ourselves, is a uniquely human characteristic. One of the greatest sources of humor can be religion, for religion offers us an opportunity to laugh at ourselves at our most serious. And Jesus taught us that we shouldn't take ourselves too seriously. Unless you become like little children, he said, you cannot enter the kingdom of heaven. Author Tom Sheridan begins by discussing the importance of laughter and the relationship of humor to religion before launching into the hilarious jokes.
    ISBN/SKU: 
    9780879463779
    Publication Date: 
    2008-09-01
    0
    Author: 
    Publisher: 

    Book of Saints & Heroes (revised 2017)

    Book of Saints & Heroes (revised 2017)
    Lang, Lenora
    $21.95
    Book may have numerous typos, missing text, images, or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1912. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... THE SERVANT OF THE POOR San Juan de Dios--Saint John of God--this was the name by which a baby, born in a Portuguese town in 1495, afterwards became known throughout the whole of Christendom. His father and mother were so poor that they could not afford to send him to school, and though this was a great grief to them, it was a joy to little John, who thought how much better off he was than his companions in not having to learn all sorts of tiresome things. To be sure, he was now and then called away from his play to receive some simple teaching from his father, but it was little indeed that the good man knew, and the boy was soon free to roam into the country and watch the birds flying and the flowers growing. Luckily, John was not a stupid child; he used his eyes and ears, and picked up, one way and another, a surprising deal of knowledge, and his parents took care that he went regularly to church. Things went on in this manner till John was nine, and then one day a knock was heard at the house door, and he was bidden by his mother to open it. A priest was standing there--well, there was nothing very unusual in that, and the boy little guessed that his whole future depended on whether his mother would grant the traveller's prayer for food and shelter, or whether she would bid him seek them elsewhere. But the moment she knew that it was a priest who was asking hospitality, John's mother left the soup she was stirring and hurried to give him welcome. 'Come in, come in, ' she said. 'It is little enough we have, but gladly will we share it with you.' And the priest entered the house, and seemed in no hurry to leave it. Now the father was out all day at his work, and his wife had a thousand things to do at home--cooking and washing and cleaning and mending--and well-plea...
    ISBN/SKU: 
    9781933184951
    Publication Date: 
    2012-12-31
    0
    Author: 
    Publisher: 

    Book of Three

    Book of Three
    Alexander, Lloyd
    $7.99

    The Newbery-winning fantasy series now available in gorgeous new paperback editions!

    Since The Book of Three was first published in 1964, young readers have been enthralled by the adventures of Taran the Assistant Pig-Keeper and his quest to become a hero. Taran is joined by an engaging cast of characters that includes Eilonwy, the strong-willed and sharp-tongued princess; Fflewddur Fflam, the hyperbole-prone bard; the ever-faithful Gurgi; and the curmudgeonly Doli--all of whom have become involved in an epic struggle between good and evil that shapes the fate of the legendary land of Prydain. Released over a period of five years, Lloyd Alexander's beautifully written tales not only captured children's imaginations but also garnered the highest critical praise.

    The Black Cauldron was a Newbery Honor Book, and the final volume in the chronicles, The High King, crowned the series by winning the Newbery Medal for the most distinguished contribution to American literature for children.

    Henry Holt is proud to present this classic series in a new, redesigned paperback format. The jackets feature stunning art by acclaimed fantasy artist David Wyatt, giving the books a fresh look for today's generation of young fantasy lovers. The companion book of short stories, The Foundling is also available in paperback at this time.

    In their more than thirty years in print, the Chronicles of Prydain have become the standard of excellence in fantasy literature for children. This title has Common Core connections.

    ISBN/SKU: 
    9780805080483
    Publication Date: 
    2006-05-16
    0
    Author: 
    Publisher: 

    Bring Forth Hope

    Bring Forth Hope
    Ryan, Christopher
    $9.95
    Fifty-two weekly reflections inviting young people to read, reflect and act on Pope Francis's words of hope and inspiration in their lives.
    ISBN/SKU: 
    9781599826295
    Publication Date: 
    2013-12-01
    0
    Author: 
    Publisher: 

    Catholic Puzzles, Word Games, and Brainteasers: Volume 1

    Catholic Puzzles, Word Games, and Brainteasers: Volume 1
    Swaim, Matt
    $9.95
    "What do John the Baptist and Winnie the Pooh have in common?"

    "Where is Solomon's temple located?"

    These jokes and an array of faith-based puzzles, brainsteasers, and word games are the creation of Catholic puzzlemaster and popular media personality Matt Swaim. Combining his wit and far-reaching knowledge of Catholicism into these entertaining, original puzzle books for adults, Swaim gives you a chance to slow down, test your brain, have fun, and increase your understanding of Catholic teaching and history.

    Puzzles and games of all kinds are becoming an increasingly popular way to relax while building brain power and concentration. Catholic Puzzles, Word Games, and Brainteasers: Volumes 1 and 2 are the first of their kind for Catholics and a great way to have fun and increase your knowledge of the Church at the same time.

    Swaim, cocreator and former host of the Son Rise Morning Show, offers a challenge for puzzlers of all skill levels and interests with code scrambles, syllacrostics, dial-a-quotes, wordfalls, and messages in the middle. He provides a twist on classic word games with the missing vowels word search and trial-and-error crossword. There are instructions and solutions for the various types of puzzles included in the book.

    All of the puzzles offer the reward of helping you learn more about your Catholic faith.

    ISBN/SKU: 
    9781594715495
    Publication Date: 
    2017-09-22
    0
    Author: 
    Publisher: 

    Catholic Puzzles, Word Games, and Brainteasers: Volume 2

    Catholic Puzzles, Word Games, and Brainteasers: Volume 2
    Swaim, Matt
    $9.95
    "What do John the Baptist and Winnie the Pooh have in common?"

    "Where is Solomon's temple located?"

    These jokes and an array of faith-based puzzles, brainsteasers, and word games are the creation of Catholic puzzlemaster and popular media personality Matt Swaim. Combining his wit and far-reaching knowledge of Catholicism into these entertaining, original puzzle books for adults, Swaim gives you a chance to slow down, test your brain, have fun, and increase your understanding of Catholic teaching and history.

    Puzzles and games of all kinds are becoming an increasingly popular way to relax while building brain power and concentration. Catholic Puzzles, Word Games, and Brainteasers: Volumes 1 and 2 are the first of their kind for Catholics and a great way to have fun and increase your knowledge of the Church at the same time.

    Swaim, cocreator and former host of the Son Rise Morning Show, offers a challenge for puzzlers of all skill levels and interests with code scrambles, syllacrostics, dial-a-quotes, wordfalls, and messages in the middle. He provides a twist on classic word games with the missing vowels word search and trial-and-error crossword. There are instructions and solutions for the various types of puzzles included in the book.

    All of the puzzles offer the reward of helping you learn more about your Catholic faith.

    ISBN/SKU: 
    9781594715518
    Publication Date: 
    2017-09-22
    0
    Author: 
    Publisher: 

    Chestertons and the Golden Key

    Chestertons and the Golden Key
    Carpentier Brown, Nancy
    $14.95
    Summer vacation turns into an adventure for the three Nicholl sisters when Mr. Gilbert Chesterton and his wife come to town. Eleven-year-old Clare hopes to write a detective story. Eight-year-old Cece wants to be a champion roller-skater. And ten-year-old Joan just wants to learn how to play the locked piano in the family living room. But as they befriend the Chestertons, skating accidents, surprising friendships, puppet shows, and mystery solving ensue!
    ISBN/SKU: 
    9781505111729
    Publication Date: 
    2018-07-05
    0
    Publisher: 

    Christians Courageous

    Christians Courageous
    Roche, Aloysius
    $14.95
    Bold heroes of the Faith! These pages bring vividly to life stories about courageous Christians from the earliest days to modern times. Although written primarily for youthful readers, this is sure to interest all who find encouragement in the couageous achievements of Christians.
    ISBN/SKU: 
    9781933184548
    Publication Date: 
    2009-06-01
    0
    Author: 
    Publisher: 

    Crossing the Goal Playbook on Our Father

    Crossing the Goal Playbook on Our Father
    Martin, Curtis
    $12.95
    ISBN/SKU: 
    9781931018661
    Publication Date: 
    2010-11-09
    0
    Author: 
    Publisher: 

    Father Brown Reader: Stories from Chesterton

    Father Brown Reader: Stories from Chesterton
    $12.95
    Four "Father Brown" short story mysteries by G. K. Chesterton adapted for young readers by Nancy Carpentier Brown and illustrated by Ted Schluenderfritz, featuring: A sapphire cross rescued . . . "The Blue Cross" A set of silverware recovered . . . . "The Strange Feet" A trio of diamonds restored . . . . "The Flying Stars" A magician's puzzle solved . . . . "The Absence of Mr. Glass" Recommended for 4th - 5th grade.
    ISBN/SKU: 
    9780976638674
    Publication Date: 
    2011-08-16
    0
    Publisher: 

    Finnian and the Seven Mountains Volume 1: Issues 1-4

    $14.99
    ISBN/SKU: 
    9781734716870
    0

    First Christians

    First Christians
    Hunt, Marigold
    $14.95
    Marigold Hunt, author of A Life of Our Lord for Children, here continues the tale of Jesus and His Church by retelling for children the events reported in The Acts of the Apostles, St. Luke's account of the dangerous early days of the Church.
    ISBN/SKU: 
    9781928832324
    Publication Date: 
    2004-03-01
    0
    Author: 
    Publisher: 

    Golden Legend of Young Saints

    Golden Legend of Young Saints
    Daniel-Rops, Henri
    $13.95
    Saints both young and bold.

    The tales of these saints are told here, along with those of many others who, although young, have joined the ranks of the greatest saints: some by dying for their faith, many more by living for it.

    Their lives of great and simple virtue remind us that "valor does not wait on years," nor does holiness. To live in the love of God, in absolute obedience to His commandments, to practice the noblest Christian virtues, and even to offer our life in sacrifice - we don't have to be grown up.

    ISBN/SKU: 
    9781933184371
    Publication Date: 
    2009-01-01
    0
    Author: 
    Publisher: 

    Gray Wolf and Other Stories

    Gray Wolf and Other Stories
    MacDonald, George
    $20.50
    George MacDonald (1824-1905), the great nineteenth-century innovator of modern fantasy, influenced not only C. S. Lewis but also such literary masters as Charles Williams and J. R. R. Tolkien. Though his longer fairy tales Lilith and Phantastes are particularly famous, much of MacDonald's best fantasy writing is found in his shorter stories. In this volume editor Glenn Sadler has compiled some of MacDonald's finest short works--marvelous fairy tales and stories certain to delight readers familiar with MacDonald and those about to meet him for the first time.
    ISBN/SKU: 
    9780802818621
    Publication Date: 
    1980-10-24
    0

    Life Strategies for Catholic Teens: Tough Issues, Straight Talk

    Life Strategies for Catholic Teens: Tough Issues, Straight Talk
    Auer, Jim
    $12.99

    With an element missing from many teen books today, Life Strategies for Catholic Teens addresses the challenges young people face today from a Catholic Christian perspective. In typical Auer style, Life Strategies for Catholic Teens blends concrete examples, lively anecdotes, scriptural references, and appropriate quotations from sources that range from ancient proverbs to Shakespeare and popular song lyrics.

    Paperback
    ISBN/SKU: 
    9780764811517
    Publication Date: 
    2004-01-30
    0
    Author: 
    Publisher: 

    Living Sparks of God: Stories of Saints for Young Catholics to Color

    Living Sparks of God: Stories of Saints for Young Catholics to Color
    Lavoy, Maria
    $7.95

    Here are fourteen lively two-minute stories to introduce young Catholics to some of the Church's most beloved saints. Each story is accompanied by two coloring pages: a gorgeously detailed portrait of the saint, and a scene of the saint in action.

    ISBN/SKU: 
    9781681925202
    Publication Date: 
    2019-07-15
    0
    Author: 
    Publisher: 

    Lunchbox Notes with Knock-Knock Jokes

    $4.99
    ISBN/SKU: 
    1220000132528
    0

    Lunchbox Notes with Laugh-Out-Loud Jokes

    $4.99
    ISBN/SKU: 
    1220000132559
    0

    Mission of Joan of Arc #1- Comic Book

    $5.99
    ISBN/SKU: 
    9780578578606
    0

    Mission of Joan of Arc #2- Comic Book

    $4.99
    ISBN/SKU: 
    9781734716863
    0

    Phantom Phoenix #1- Comic Book

    $5.99
    ISBN/SKU: 
    9781734716887
    0

    Power of a Praying Teen

    Power of a Praying Teen
    Omartian, Stormie
    $14.99

    Bestselling author Stormie Omartian raised teenagers to adulthood, and her mother's heart for this age group (14- to 18-year-olds) gives her the perfect foundation for a book on prayer specifically targeting this exciting and challenging time of life.

    Along with Scripture verses and true stories of teens in action, The Power of a Praying(R) Teen addresses key issues young people face, including

  • purity
  • peer pressure
  • insecurity
  • body/self-image
  • friendships
  • Each segment of the book concludes with a prayer that teens can follow or use as a model for their own prayers. Easy-to-access chapters focus on what it means to be maturing in all areas of life, including talking to God in prayer.

    Young men and women just on the cusp of growing up will find the compassion, help, direction, strength, and stability that comes with knowing and hearing from God in The Power of a Praying(R) Teen.

    ISBN/SKU: 
    9780736966016
    Publication Date: 
    2015-08-01
    0

    Praying with the Holy Father

    Praying with the Holy Father
    $9.95

    In this series, houghts and Prayers of the Pope for Young Catholics, difficult vocabulary and sentence structure used by popes have been adjusted to be easily read by young people, but are still faithful to the original texts. These four-color, designer, soft cover prayer books are perfect for sacramental gifts and can be used for private prayer or in school, religious education, or family settings

    ISBN/SKU: 
    9780819859730
    Publication Date: 
    2011-08-11
    0
    Publisher: 

    Pure Faith Prayer Book for Teens

    Pure Faith Prayer Book for Teens
    Evert, Jason
    $13.95
    Pure Faith: A Handbook of Prayer for Catholic Youth is a unique prayer guide designed exclusively for teenagers. It's short enough that a teenager will read it, yet it's packed with spiritual wisdom and advice from saints and holy men and women, as well as prayers for a variety of needs, circumstances, and individuals.
    ISBN/SKU: 
    9781933919027
    Publication Date: 
    2010-01-01
    0
    Author: 
    Publisher: 

    Saint John the Baptist: A Voice Crying Out in the Desert

    Saint John the Baptist: A Voice Crying Out in the Desert
    Saucedo, Ezekiel
    $13.95
    Out of the desert God called a man to pave the way for the coming of Jesus. A courageous man who would stand up to leaders of his day. A humble man who recognized that he was not to be the star of salvation history. A wild man who ate...grasshoppers and honey!? Follow John as he escapes a massacre with his parents, brings God's message of repentance to the people, and pays the ultimate price for speaking God's truth. Read and discover the heroic holiness of Saint John the Baptist- a man Jesus himself described as one of the greatest men ever born.
    ISBN/SKU: 
    9780819891051
    Publication Date: 
    2019-06-24
    0
    Author: 
    Publisher: