Summer is the time for many of us to choose what we want to read, when we want to read, and to expand our horizons. Our recommendations for summer reading below are for both children and adults, with much more in the store. Stop in and visit us soon!

SUMMER READING

Pope and a President: John Paul II, Ronald Reagan, and the Extraordinary Untold Story of the 20th Century

$29.95

Named a World magazine "Book of the Year"!

A Singular Bond That Changed History

Even as historians credit -Ronald Reagan and Pope John Paul II with hastening the end of the Cold War, they have failed to recognize the depth or significance of the bond that developed between the two leaders.

Acclaimed scholar and bestselling author Paul Kengor changes that. In this fascinating book, he reveals a singular bond--which included a spiritual connection between the Catholic pope and the Protestant president--that drove the two men to confront what they knew to be the great evil of the twentieth century: Soviet communism.

Reagan and John Paul II almost didn't have the opportunity to forge this relationship: just six weeks apart in the spring of 1981, they took bullets from would-be assassins. But their strikingly similar near-death experiences brought them close together--to Moscow's dismay.

A Pope and a President is the product of years of research. Based on Kengor's tireless archival digging and his unique access to Reagan insiders, the book reveals:

  • The inside story on the 1982 meeting where the president and the pope confided their conviction that God had spared their lives for the purpose of defeating communism
  • Captivating new information on the attempt on John Paul II's life, including a -previously unreported secret CIA investigation--was Moscow behind the plot?
  • The many similarities and the spiritual bond between the pope and the president--and how Reagan privately spoke of the "DP" the Divine Plan to take down communism
  • New details about how the Protestant Reagan became intensely interested in the "secrets of Fátima," which date to the reported apparitions of the Virgin Mary at Fátima, Portugal, starting on May 13, 1917---sixty-four years to the day before John Paul II was shot
  • A startling insider account of how the USSR may have been set to invade the pope's native Poland in March 1981--only to pull back when news broke that Reagan had been shot

Nancy Reagan called John Paul II her husband's "closest friend"; Reagan himself told Polish visitors that the pope was his "best friend." When you read this book, you will understand why. As kindred spirits, Ronald Reagan and John Paul II united in pursuit of a supreme objective--and in doing so they changed history.

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9781610171434
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2017-04-30
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American Priest: The Ambitious Life and Conflicted Legacy of Notre Dame's Father Ted Hesburgh

$28.00
A provocative new biography probes deeply into the storied life of Father Ted Hesburgh, the well-loved but often controversial president of Notre Dame University.

Considered for many decades to be the most influential priest in America, Rev. Theodore M. Hesburgh, played what many consider pivotal roles in higher education, the Catholic Church, and national and international affairs. American Priest examines his life and his many and varied engagements--from the university he led for thirty-five years to his associations with the Vatican and the White House--and evaluates the extent and importance of his legacy.

Author and Notre Dame priest-professor Wilson D. Miscamble tracks how Hesburgh transformed Catholic higher education in the postwar era and explores how he became a much-celebrated voice in America at large. Yet, beyond the hagiography that often surrounds Hesburgh's legacy lies another more complex and challenging story. What exactly were his contributions to higher learning; what was his involvement in the civil rights movement; and what was the nature of his role as advisor to popes and presidents?

Understanding Hesburgh's life and work illuminates the journey that the Catholic Church traversed over the second half of the twentieth century. Exploring and evaluating Hesburgh's importance, then, contributes not only to the colorful history of Notre Dame but also to comprehending the American Catholic experience.

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9781984823434
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2019-03-12
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Biblical Foundations for the Role of Healing in Evangelization

$17.00

It's almost undeniable that God is working miracles of healing in evangelization today. For theologians, pastors, and evangelists some questions arise: What is the relationship between physical healing and the message of salvation? Should the church really expect God to do healings in evangelization today? Father Thelen answers these questions by examining the relationship between the preaching of the gospel and physical healing in the New Testament. The gospel of Jesus Christ is not simply a message of fact; it is a message of power that is often expressed through the working of deeds that serve as signs of the reality preached: salvation. As signs of the kingdom, healings that accompany the preaching of the gospel play an indispensable role in bringing people to faith throughout the New Testament. The result of this biblical study is a clarion call for the church to renew its faith in God's desire and power to confirm his word through healing. As healing becomes more accepted and frequent in evangelization, a Catholic biblical and theological approach to healing as it relates to evangelization--an approach that can be different from its Protestant counterpart--is necessary. This modest book fits this need. ""As the church in the West once again faces the prospect of being a 'little flock' surrounded by an increasingly hostile post-Christian culture, it is not surprising that some of the main features of the life of the early church should reappear that until recently didn't seem either relevant or realistic. Texts of the Scripture and main aspects of Jesus' ministry that were consigned to another age are beginning to be seen as extremely relevant once again. Thelen has done the church a great service by establishing the solid scriptural and theological foundations for the place of 'signs and wonders' in the mission of the church today."" --Ralph Martin, Sacred Heart Major Seminary, Archdiocese of Detroit ""The New Evangelization will not succeed without a revival of the healing ministry within the Catholic Church. Miraculous healing, as it was for Jesus, is indispensable in proclaiming the Gospel for it bears witness to the Gospel's saving power. Fr. Thelen's small book clearly and lucidly demonstrates the importance of healing in the ministry of Jesus and in the life of the Apostolic Church, and in so doing establishes the importance of the healing ministry in our own day. Fr. Thelen's book provides clergy and laity alike the needed theological foundation and the indispensable pastoral inspiration for them to proclaim boldly Jesus' Gospel in the power of the Holy Spirit to the glory of God the Father."" --Thomas Weinandy, Capuchin College, Washington DC ""In a world enchanted with self-made religion, how should the church evangelize? As they did in the early church: by signs to confirm the word. After reviewing the abundant New Testament evidence regarding the strong relationship between preaching and healing, Thelen explores the audience to which the Word is addressed today. Since those touched by growing atheism and the cult of self are more open to tangible events like testimonies of healing than mere proclaimed truths, Thelen challenges preachers and evangelists to pray for signs, especially healings, when they proclaim the Word. Such an approach is not only deeply rooted in Scripture, but is also good advice."" --George Montague, St. Mary's University, San Antonio, Texas ""The New Evangelization will not succeed without a revival of the healing ministry within the Catholic Church. Miraculous healing, as it was for Jesus, is indispensable in proclaiming the gospel for it bears witness to the gospel's saving power. Thelen's small book clearly and lucidly demonstrates the importance of healing in the ministry of Jesus and in the life of the Apostolic Church, and in so doing establishes the importance of the healing ministry in our own day. Thelen's book provides clergy and laity alike the needed theological f

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9781532636318
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2017-12-06
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Evangelical Catholicism (PAPER): Deep Reform in the 21st-Century Church

$16.99

The Catholic Church is on the threshold of a bold new era in its history. As the curtain comes down on the Church of the 16th-century Counter-Reformation, it rises on the Evangelical Catholicism of the third millennium: a way of being Catholic that will send the faithful into mission territory every day-a territory increasingly defined by spiritual boredom and aggressive secularism. In Evangelical Catholicism, Catholic theologian George Weigel proposes a program of faith-based reform that confronts these challenges head on. An urgent call to arms, Evangelical Catholicism reminds Catholics of the evangelical vocation into which they were baptized and of the joy and courage that comes from living on this side of the Resurrection.

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9780465075676
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2014-04-21
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From Fire, by Water: My Journey to the Catholic Faith

$22.95

Sohrab Ahmari was a teenager living under the Iranian ayatollahs when he decided that there is no God. Nearly two decades later, he would be received into the Roman Catholic Church.

In From Fire, by Water, he recounts this unlikely passage, from the strident Marxism and atheism of a youth misspent on both sides of the Atlantic to a moral and spiritual awakening prompted by the Mass. At once a young intellectual's finely crafted self-portrait and a life story at the intersection of the great ideas and events of our time, the book marks the debut of a compelling new Catholic voice.

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9781621642022
Publication Date: 
2019-02-07
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In God We Trust: Morally Responsible Investing

$29.95

This book is both timely and timeless.

In God We Trust delves deeply into current economic and market developments and reflects on how U.S. prosperity has returned in 2018, as capitalism has again been unleashed. The author says, "What a relief after eight years of economic stagna-tion and government over-regulation." Oddly, as the U.S. economy has benefited from pro-growth policies, like tax rate cuts and deregulation, there exists a rising tide of sympathy for socialism among leftist politicians and young people.

This timeless divide between capitalism and socialism is explored within the context of the economic and moral ramifications for society in general and long-term investors, specifically.

Readers with historical perspective will appreciate the logic of what should be obvious, i.e. that socialism has never worked anywhere on earth. Or aptly put by President Ronald Reagan, "Socialism can only work in two places, heaven where they don't need it, and hell where they already have it."

This book is about participating in the capital markets while avoiding morally objectionable businesses. As a lover of the free enterprise system and a portfolio manager, George Schwartz chronicles how Morally Responsible Investing is helping long-term investors put their money to work in accordance with their moral beliefs. His firm manages Ave Maria Mutual Funds, which were founded in 2001. These pro-life and pro-family mutual funds have attracted over 100,000 shareholders, who have invested more than $2.2 billion in five separate award-winning mutual funds.

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9781505113464
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2019-01-17
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Red Notice: A True Story of High Finance, Murder, and One Man's Fight for Justice

$28.00

A real-life political thriller about an American financier in the Wild East of Russia, the murder of his principled young tax attorney, and his dangerous mission to expose the Kremlin's corruption.

 

Bill Browder's journey started on the South Side of Chicago and moved through Stanford Business School to the dog-eat-dog world of hedge fund investing in the 1990s. It continued in Moscow, where Browder made his fortune heading the largest investment fund in Russia after the Soviet Union's collapse. But when he exposed the corrupt oligarchs who were robbing the companies in which he was investing, Vladimir Putin turned on him and, in 2005, had him expelled from Russia.

 

In 2007, a group of law enforcement officers raided Browder's offices in Moscow and stole $230 million of taxes that his fund's companies had paid to the Russian government. Browder's attorney Sergei Magnitsky investigated the incident and uncovered a sprawling criminal enterprise. A month after Sergei testified against the officials involved, he was arrested and thrown into pre-trial detention, where he was tortured for a year. On November 16, 2009, he was led to an isolation chamber, handcuffed to a bedrail, and beaten to death by eight guards in full riot gear.

 

Browder glimpsed the heart of darkness, and it transformed his life: he embarked on an unrelenting quest for justice in Sergei's name, exposing the towering cover-up that leads right up to Putin. A financial caper, a crime thriller, and a political crusade, Red Notice is the story of one man taking on overpowering odds to change the world.

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9781476755717
Publication Date: 
2015-02-02
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God Has GREAT Plans for You!

$13.95

Are you ready for more meaning-full living?  You were created to do great thing; to make a difference in this world. Only  you have your unique combination of experiences, skills, talents and gifts.  How you choose to use these to best serve God and to benefit other prople will directly determine your level of happiness and personal success.  

This short, easy-to-read book can help you, a family member or friend determine what type of work, vocation or calling God may be drawing you toward - a calling that you can remain passionate about for the rest of your life!

  • Learn more about yourself and what motivates you
  • Find out how to become the best person God wants you to be!
  • Add more meaning to your studies work or family life
  • Increase your joy, fulfillment, and peace of mind
  • Discover what you were meant to do with your time and life
  • Gain encouragement, inspiration, and answers for joyful daily living
  • Attract others with enthusiasm and clarity of purpose.
Joseph M. Tabers, CSP is an award-winning speaker, business leadership coach and Christian author. He has worked with thousands of audiences over a 30-year span. His message is simple yet needed, "We serve and lead others more effectively with selflessness."  In this engaging easy-to-read book, Joe shares with young and mature adults several powerful, practical approaches they can use to help discern, recognize and follow their heart's calling - a calling about which they can remain passionate.
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9780970222046
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Disorientation How to go to College

$12.99

THE 13 "ISMS" THAT WILL SEND YOU TO INTELLECTUAL "LA-LA LAND"

Theyre leaving home will they leave the faith? Every year, thousands of young Catholics leave their homes for higher education at our nations colleges and universities. Very few realize, however, that from orientation day onward, they will be indoctrinated with a vision of reality that is very different from the values their families hold dear.
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9781934217948
Publication Date: 
2010-11-01
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Ordinary Lives Extraordinary Mission: Five Steps to Winning the War Within

$15.00

These are difficult times for the Catholic Church and the United States of America. There is only one solution to the problems we face saints! Becoming a saint is a choice, and we must begin choosing the saint within each of us. The biggest crisis of our time is not economic, health care, or vocations, but is an identity crisis. We have forgotten our mission to become saints and forgotten our story as Catholics. We must rediscover that mission and hold each other accountable to accepting responsibility for that mission. We need heroic Catholicism. Everything we need to accomplish our mission is in the Church but the Catholic Church is a sleeping giant. It is time we wake the sleeping giant! This book is a five step guide to choosing the saint within you. The world doesn't need another John Paul II or Mother Teresa. The world needs you. Your ordinary life has an extraordinary purpose.

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9781937509316
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2012-12-14
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Protect Yourself at College: Smart Choices--Safe Results

$15.95

After the horrific Virginia Tech massacre in April 2007, all of us are now aware of the major disasters that can strike our students at college. But each year more than 500,000 college students become victims of crimes and accidents that rarely get reported in the media.Protect Yourself at College College is based on three years of extensive research and interviews with college and security officials. It provides parents with a vital tool to give their students as they pack up for school. School administrators will want to hand out this book to each student entering the freshman class. It covers everything from dorm safety to binge drinking, from spring break concerns to date rape, from walking the campus to keeping your computer safe, from fraternity hazing to taking the bus. Every chapter includes real-life examples and a checklist of safety suggestions and prevention measures that will ensure students do no become a crime statistic.REVIEWS If you want your kids to be safer at college, read this book. It's probably things they should already know but will forget the day they arrive on campus. Help them remember with information from Protect Yourself at College. --Joseph Newport, Assiciate Director Public Safety, Indiana State UniversityThe stories and precautions suggested throughout this book can aid in reducing the risk of a student becoming a victim of a crime or an accident. --Thomas R. King, Chief of Police, State College, PA

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9781933102610
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2008-03-31
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Road Signs for Catholic Teens

$21.95
Edited by the author of "The Princess Guide" and "The Guide to the Princess Guide, " this resource offer life advice for teenage Catholics.
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9781681922966
Publication Date: 
2019-04-19
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From Humdrum to Holy

$14.95

Do you attend Mass out of love rather than obligation?
Are you closer to God now than you were a year ago?
Are you able to keep a consistent prayer life?

If you answered "no" to any of these questions, your spiritual life needs a jump-start. In Humdrum to Holy, popular priest and radio host, Fr. Ed Broom, will stir in you a holy reverence and spiritual joy that'll point your soul to heaven.

By following the wise counsel of this experienced spiritual advisor and confessor, you'll first learn how to identify your "kryptonite" those hidden sins in your life that keep God from working in your soul.

Fr. Ed will walk you through the simple steps to creating a plan of life your roadmap to the heights of holiness. In a clear, methodical, and practical way, you'll learn how to cultivate virtues like patience and purity virtues that are difficult to attain but essential for happiness in this life and getting into heaven in the next!

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9781622821983
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2016-08-10
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Running Hard, Finishing Strong: 7 Stops to Building Momentum in Your Spiritual Life

$12.95

"It's not how you start that matters, but how you finish"

Nowhere is this more true than in our Christian faith. The ultimate goal of reaching Heaven should be the driving force in our lives. But yet, how many times do we get stuck in the minutia of daily life? How many times do we give into self-pity or a feeling of unworthiness? How many times do we simply feel like we are spinning our wheels, perhaps not going backwards, but definitely not moving forward?

Momentum makes all the difference.

By building momentum, it doesn't matter if you stumble. It doesn't matter if you fall. By building momentum, it you see the process instead of the promises. You make the important connections instead of being sidetracked by life's random events.

Here is the practical guide for developing a momentum mindset that connects your faith with real life in a way that supports, motivates, encourages and enhances your efforts along the way.

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9781612785820
Publication Date: 
2013-01-07
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Saying Yes: Discovering and Responding to God's Will in Your Life

$13.99
The process of discerning God's will is one of the most important Christian practices for any contemporary disciple, and it is ongoing and ever-changing. In Saying Yes, Albert Haase, OFM, scholar of Christian spirituality and spiritual mentor to hundreds of people, emphasizes the importance of listening to your life in discerning God's will--your ordinary life is a megaphone through which God talks to you and the world. Haase. This book offers:
  • ten attitudes for discernment
  • techniques for living a discerning and reflective lifestyle
  • ways you might be sabotaging the grace of God in your life
  • the designs of the devil, something no other book on discernment addresses
  • how to know if a person is wrestling with God
  • Saying Yes is a timeless, practical handbook for knowing God's will. It's filled with real life examples, reflection questions, and prayers for discernment from historic spiritual figures. A DVD with six 30-minute presentations (sold separately) completes the package for an excellent 6-week adult faith formation study group.

    Albert Haase, OFM, offers clear, practical spiritual advice in every book. Saying Yes is concise and written without jargon or technical language; it offers real life examples and reflection questions, making the process of discernment accessible.
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    9781612617619
    Publication Date: 
    2016-02-01
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    What Matters Most: Empowering Young Catholics for Life's Big Decisions

    $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: 
    2018-03-01
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    Action Bible: God's Redemptive Story

    $27.99

    Here's the most complete picture Bible ever! And it features a captivating, up-to-date artwork style--making it the perfect Bible for today's visually focused culture. The Action Bible presents 215 fast-paced narratives in chronological order, making it easier to follow the Bible's historical flow--and reinforcing the build-up to its thrilling climax. The stories in The Action Bible communicate clearly and forcefully to contemporary readers. This compelling blend of clear writing plus dramatic images offers an appeal that crosses all age boundaries. Brazilian artist Sergio Cariello has created attention-holding illustrations marked by rich coloring, dramatic shading and lighting, bold and energetic designs, and emotionally charged figures. Let this epic rendition draw you into all the excitement of the world's most awesome story.

    ISBN/SKU: 
    9780781444996
    Publication Date: 
    2010-09-01
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    Action Bible: New Testament: God's Redemptive Story

    $16.99

    The truth and power of God's Word comes vividly to life in a high-quality, full-color, graphic-novel style New Testament especially for today's visually focused culture. In this New Testament edition of the bestselling Bible, The Action Bible, kids ages 9 to12, and adults who love graphic novels, encounter scripture in a fresh way as the people, events, and emotions it shares are visualized in 67 New Testament stories. Sergio Cariello offers years of talent and expertise as a graphic novel illustrator for top comic book companies to create contemporary art that speaks to children today. And careful attention to scriptural accuracy ensures a complete and trustworthy biblical overview. It provides a meaningful way for parents, grandparents, teachers, and church ministries to spark a connection with and love for God's Word.

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    9780781406086
    Publication Date: 
    2012-02-29
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    57 Stories of Saints

    $17.95
    Featured in this revised and updated edition of a classic collection are some of the best-loved saints of the Church! Chronologically organized stories highlight saints in a short-story format, including biographical information and feast days. Lively, accessible language brings the saints to life, and each story concludes with a summary thought or reflection. Many stories also include wonderful illustrations of the profiled saints. Includes Saints Lucy, Monica, Augustine, Benedict, Francis Xavier, Edith Stein, Juan Diego, and more!
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    9780819826817
    Publication Date: 
    2003-05-01
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    A.K.A. Genius

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    $10.95
    Thirteen-year-old Gabe Carpenter is just like any other middle-school boy at St. Jude Academy...well, except for the fact that he is considered a "genius." But he sure doesn't seem like a genius--after all, he can't even open his own locker and his brain stops functioning when Becca, his sister's best friend, comes around. Good thing he can pray to St. Jude, the patron saint of lost causes! Themes include: self-acceptance, giftedness, humor.
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    9780819808301
    Publication Date: 
    2013-08-01
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    Anne of Avonlea

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    $4.50

    Avonlea's new schoolma'am, at the age of 15, is barely older then her pupils. Anne earnestly strives to win the affection of every student while maintaining the decorum of her new role. Her irrepressible spirit and lively imagination, however, often sidetrack her into amusing mischief and mortifying scrapes, all eventually remedied by the warmth of friendship and goodwill.
    In this classic sequel to Anne of Green Gables, the author once again draws from girlhood memories of Prince Edward Island to portray the sweet, old-fashioned village of Avonlea, situated amid the natural beauty of the Canadian Maritimes. Although Anne and her friends and neighbors dwell in a bygone age of gaslight and horse-drawn carriages, Anne's dreams of the future, lofty aspirations, and romantic visions make her a heroine for all ages. Modern readers continue to share her tribulations and triumphs in leading the village improvement society, adapting to the boisterous arrival at Green Gables of a pair of 6-year-old orphans, and searching always for the company of kindred spirits.
    Since Anne's debut in 1908, generations of readers around the world have grown up with the starry-eyed young woman with the shining hair (please, call it auburn, not red). This inexpensive new edition of Anne's further adventures ensures the continuation of a joyful tradition.

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    9780486422398
    Publication Date: 
    2002-06-07
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    Apostolic Athletes: 11 Priests and Bishops Reveal How Sports Helped Them Follow Christ's Call

    $14.95
    Gathering the testimonies of 11 athletes turned priests and bishops, Catholic journalist Trent Beattie's latest book bears witness to the surprising ways the mercy of God can call us into His service. The perfect gift for the sports-obsessed in your family.
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    9781596144149
    Publication Date: 
    2018-04-06
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    Blessed are the Bored in Spirit

    $14.99
    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.
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    9780867166774
    Publication Date: 
    2006-04-05
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    Catechism of the Seven Sacraments (Building Blocks Catechism)

    $34.95

    Join your friendly guides Fulton and Cynthia on a biblical adventure as they journey from creation to salvation and discover the importance of God’s sanctifying grace. Set in a vivid comic-book format with stunning photographs, this book makes profound theological concepts accessible to both the Catholic and the curious, the child and the adult. Following Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI’s teachings on Covenant Theology, this book sheds light on the parallels between the Old Testament and the New Testament and the sacraments instituted by Christ that we experience today. Readers will develop a deeper understanding of salvation history, discover how to participate in God’s covenant, and learn how to obtain grace through the sacraments, which are essential on our lifelong journey to the Eternal Promised Land.

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    9780999508701
    Publication Date: 
    2018-04-01
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    Forty Anti-Catholic Lies

    $19.95
    By refuting 40 common errors about the beliefs of Catholics, this text shows that Catholicism makes more sense not only theologically, but also in its actual teachings about the Bible, other religions, history, science, and society.
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    9781622825240
    Publication Date: 
    2018-05-01
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    Great Adventure Storybook: A Walk Through the Bible

    $24.95

    The Great Adventure Storybook helps students, children, and families read through the Bible together using the same color-coding and chronological approach as the adult Great Adventure Bible Timeline. This beautifully illustrated resource introduces God’s love story to children while helping them to understand how the Catholic Church is the body of Christ on Earth—and shows them what part they play in God’s plan. Build a foundation of faith with your family today!

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    9781945179105
    Publication Date: 
    2016-11-07
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    How I Stayed Catholic at Harvard: Forty Tips for Faithful College Students

    $16.95

    A Harvard graduate, Rhodes Scholar at Oxford University, and devout Catholic tells you everything you need to know about keeping your faith at a modern university. Drawing on her recent experience, Aurora Griffin shares forty practical tips relating to academics, community, prayer, and service that helped her stay Catholic in college.

    She reminds us that keeping the faith is a conscious decision, reinforced by commitment to daily practices. Aurora's story illustrates that when you decide your faith matters to you, no one can take it away, even in the most secular environmnets and under strong peer pressure. Throughout the book, she shows how being a Catholic in college did not prevent her from having a full "college experience," but actually enabled her to make the most of her time at Harvard.

    She encourages students who are about to begin this formative journey, or those now in college, that the most valuable parts of college life--lasting friendships, intellectual growth, and cherished memories--are experienced in a more meaningful way when lived in and through the Catholic faith.

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    9781621641285
    Publication Date: 
    2016-09-21
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    I Am Margaret Book #1

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    $14.95

    IN MARGO'S WORLD, IF YOU DON'T PASS YOUR SORTING AT 18 YOU ARE RECYCLED. LITERALLY. Margaret Verrall dreams of marrying the boy she loves and spending her life with him. But she's part of the underground network of Believers - and that carries the death penalty. And there's just one other problem. She's going to fail her Sorting. But a chance to take on the system ups the stakes beyond mere survival. Now she has to break out of the Facility - or face the worst punishment of all. Conscious Dismantlement. "Great style - very good characters and pace. Definitely a book worth reading, like The Hunger Games." EOIN COLFER, author of Artemis Fowl "An intelligent, well-written and enjoyable debut from a young writer with a bright future." STEWART ROSS, author of The Soterion Mission "This book invaded my dreams." SR. MARY CATHERINE BLOOM O.P.

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    9781910806067
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    2015-06-19
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    I am Margaret Book #2- Three Most Wanted

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    "Bane? Take Margo and go. You've done everything that you can. Just leave me here. I'll be fine." "No, you won't," said Bane. "Fine. I won't. Doesn't make any difference now. Go." 2000 KILOMETERS. THREE YOUNG ADULTS.A CONTINENT-WIDE MANHUNT. CHANCE OF SURVIVAL? NO CHANCE. Having outwitted the EuroGov by rescuing an entire facility of teens destined for recycling, Margo is on the run. Together with Jon and Bane, she's posing as a summer backpacker. Their only hope is to keep ahead of the government trackers and somehow cross the continent to the last free state in Europe: The Vatican. But just how long will that state remain free if the Three Most Wanted Fugitives in Europe find refuge there? PRAISE FOR BOOK 1: I AM MARGARET "Great style ... like The Hunger Games." EOIN COLFER, author of Artemis Fowl
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    9781910806081
    Publication Date: 
    2015-07-21
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    I Am Margaret Book #3- Liberation

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    "Seriously, Bane, should I sit around and pat myself on the back for resisting the EuroGov for six months of my life? Or should I go out and try to make a world in which you and I can raise children without being afraid that one day, they'll be taken from us and murdered?"

    THE EUROBLOC GENETICS FACILITY WHERE MARGO WAS IMPRISONED STANDS EMPTY.
    EVERY OTHER FACILITY IS FULL.
    TIME TO DO SOMETHING ABOUT IT.


    In the Vatican's hidden place of exile, Margo and her fiance, Bane, hatch a daring plan: use Vatican strike teams to liberate teenagers destined for human 'recycling' to start a public outcry against Sorting.

    But if they succeed, the EuroGov's vengeance will be swift and merciless.

    If a revolution happens, will it be too late for Margo--and Bane?

    This is the US edition.

    RAISE FOR BOOK 1: I AM MARGARET

    "Great style ... like The Hunger Games."
    EOIN COLFER, author of Artemis Fowl

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    9781910806104
    Publication Date: 
    2015-09-21
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    I am Margaret Book #4- Bane's Eyes

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    "Bane, I know it's risky, but I think I should do this speech.

    We've got to win... If we don't, we're all dead..."

    A HUSBAND IN DESPAIR... AN ENEMY IN NEED...

    A LIFE AND DEATH VOTE...

    In three months, the citizens of the EuroGov will decide

    whether or not to abolish Sorting, the grim annual

    harvesting of "imperfect" teenagers for their organs.

    If they vote the wrong way, then Margo

    and everyone she cares about will die.

    While her beloved Bane struggles to cope with the loss of his eyes, the

    lives of millions of young people and Believers are at stake as Margo

    embarks on increasingly risky media missions out of the Vatican.

    Every step she takes is steeped with political consequences.

    But threats soon loom from the most unexpected quarters,

    compromising even the security of the Vatican State,

    and with the vote hanging in the balance,

    the media battle threatens to turn into real war.

    Bane is desperate to join Margo in the fight,

    but how can he without his eyes?

    PRAISE FOR BOOK 1: I AM MARGARET

    "Great style ... like The Hunger Games."

    EOIN COLFER,

    author of Artemis Fowl

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    9781910806128
    Publication Date: 
    2016-06-24
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    Man of God: Lessons for Young Men about Life, Sex, Friendship, Vocation, and Loving with the Heart of Christ

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    9781683570271
    Publication Date: 
    2017-07-01
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