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Pope Benedict XVI has declared the year between Oct. 2012 and Oct. 2013 to be a "Year of Faith." Part of the purpose of this year is, in the words of the Pope, "to rediscover the content of the faith that is professed, celebrated, lived and prayed..." (Porta Fidei).
Deepen your prayer life this year with this collection of meditations from the Holy Father's catechesis on prayer, offered since the spring of 2011 through his Wednesday audiences in St. Peter’s Square. These addresses contain profound meditations on prayer as practiced by some of the great figures of history, beginning with Old Testament patriarchs and prophets, leading up to Jesus, our great model in prayer, and continuing on to the prayer of the disciples after the resurrection. The addresses collected in this volume (May 2011 to May 2012) reveal to the Christian in the modern world how he too can live by faith in the God who is always present.
"In the upcoming catechesis [...] let us learn to live our relationship with the Lord even more intensely, as if it were a “school of prayer.” " ~ Pope Benedict XVI
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We have reduced all virtues to one: being nice. And, we measure Jesus by our standard instead of measuring our standard by Him. For the Christian, explains author Peter Kreeft, being virtuous is not a means to the end of pleasure, comfort and happiness. Virtue, he reminds us, is a word that means "manly strength." But how do we know when we are being meek--or just cowardly? When is our anger righteous--and when is it a sin? What is the difference between being virtuous--and merely ethical? Back to Virtue clears up these and countless other questions that beset Christians today. Kreeft not only summarizes scriptural and theological wisdom on leading a holy life, he contrasts Christian virtue with other ethical systems. He applies traditional moral theology to present-day dilemmas such as abortion and nuclear armament. Kreeft restores to us what was once common knowledge: the Seven Deadly Sins have an antidote in the Beatitudes. By setting up a close contrast between the two sets of behaviors, Kreeft offers proven guidance in the often bewildering process of discerning right from wrong as we move into the questionable mores of the twenty-first century. He provides a road map of virtue, a map for our earthly pilgrimage synthesized from the accumulated wisdom of centuries of Christians, from Paul and the early Church Fathers through C.S. Lewis.
Author: Peter Kreeft
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An Intimate Portrait of the Pope and His Homeland Highlighting a little-known personal side of Joseph Ratzinger, Pope Benedict XVI, this book places him in the context of his homeland, Bavaria a place which the author, Brennan Pursell, has come to know well through extensive travel and study over the last twelve years. Explore the extraordinary brilliance of Pope Benedict's mind and the universality of his vocation within the context of his identity as a simple son of his beloved homeland, Bavaria. Includes color photos and a rare look at a day in the life of the Pope.
Author: Brennan Pursell
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This book is a guide to Christian maturity. It helps readers discover their true selves and their real vocation in the world. Such self-discovery is a life-long process, described here as an attempt to learn and follow God's place for us in the world and God's plan for our lives. Included in the process are the topics of stewardship, loving oneself, and the use of personal power in one's life.
The authors are well known in their field. Evelyn Eaton Whitehead is a developmental psychologist who writes and lectures on adult maturity, leadership dynamics, and the social analysis of parish and community life. James D. Whitehead is a pastoral theologian and historian of religion. His area of concern is contemporary spirituality, leadership in ministry, and the use of theological methods in ministry.
Author: Evelyn Eaton Whitehead, James D. Whitehead
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Live Worship for a Desperate Generation
From a desperate generation of worshipers crying out to our God emerges 14 new worship songs. Recorded LIVE at the international Desperation conference, experience this life changing worship filled with high emotion, strong passion and delicate intimacy.
|1. Everyone (Praises)|
|3. The Whole Earth|
|6. Give Myself Away|
|7. From You|
|8. Beauty Of The Lord|
|11. I'll Be O.K.|
|12. This Is My Life|
|13. For Your Name|
|14. I Am Free|
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The purpose of Give Him 5 is to encourage you to spend at least 5 minutes each day with the Lord, so that you will come to have a deep, personal relationship with Jesus Christ, your Lord and Savior.
See also the Give Him 5 Gift Set
A daily reminder to begin your day with FAITH
Overall dimensions: 5.5L (with handle) x 3.75W x 4.5H inches
We provide a gift wrap service for this product for only $2.00. Gift wrap includes a gift box, bubble wrap, tissue paper and a neutral wrapping paper. The no gift wrap option includes bubble wrap only.
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A heart in need of healing is carrying a heavy burden. As we struggle to overcome fear, anxiety, loneliness, shame, trauma, and sin, we also dream of being well loved. Only Jesus can heal your heart and offer inexhaustible love, and He stands ready to open the floodgates of His mercy upon your aching soul.
In God s Healing Mercy, experienced retreat master and trained spiritual director, Kathleen Beckman, offers a guide for a personal or group healing retreat based on Divine Mercy in Scripture and in the lives of the Saints.
She ll show you how Divine Mercy can heal festering wounds and universally transform your life. You ll learn how to confront your weaknesses, and you ll create a plan for letting God s mercy heal your heart and make straight your crooked ways.
You ll meet saints along the way who overcame deep-seated wounds and became a mighty vessel of God s mercy. Each chapter concludes with powerful, yet practical, spiritual exercises and discussion questions to foster inner healing through group or personal reflection, leading you . . .
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With discernment and an eye for finding scriptural relevance in daily life, Dan Betzer presents a powerful collection of observation and insight from his beloved "Byline" radio program. With over 60 years of media and ministry experience, Betzer has inspired, challenged, and provoked deeper reflection on the power of faith in our lives, and the opportunities to learn and share with others. Each short "godcast" also includes a scriptural reference and a simple prayer. Not the typical "inspirational devotional" you find in many books, Betzer goes beyond the mundane and encourages the reader to do the same.
Author: Dan Betzer
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Inspirations From The Bench - an inspiring story spanning the 1981-82 Big Ten Championship and a non-profit orginization which trains young athletes to excel and give back to the community by serving seniors.
Author: Kelly Scott
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Widely proclaimed a classic work of Christian faith, Life of Christ has been hailed as the most eloquent of Fulton J. Sheen's many books. The fruit of many years of reflection, prayer, and research, it is a dramatic and moving recounting of the birth, life, Crucifixion, and Resurrection of Christ, and a passionate portrait of the God-Man, the teacher, the healer, and, most of all, the Savior, whose promise has sustained humanity for two millenia.
With his customary insight and reverence, Sheen interprets the Scripture and describes Christ not only in historical perspective but also in exciting and contemporary terms -- seeing in Christ's life both modern parallels and timeless lessons. His thoughtful, probing analysis provides new insight into well-known Gospel events.
An appealing blend of philosophy, history, and biblical exegesis, from the best-known and most-loved American Catholic leader of the twentieth century, Life of Christ has long been a source of inspiration and guidance. For those seeking to better understand the message of Jesus Christ, this vivid retelling of the greatest story ever lived is a must-read.
Author: Fulton J. Sheen
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Drink from the foundation of holiness and rediscover the mystery of grace and the peace of living life in the spirit as you encounter Christ in a new way.
In the Beatitudes, Jesus describes how we can live as his followers and enjoy God's blessings in this life and in the next. In Living the Beatitudes, best-selling author J. Brian Bransfield reveals the richness contained in the Beatitudes and gently guides you along the journey of growing into the person God called you to be. The admirable qualities that we see in Jesus and desire for ourselves-gentleness, fidelity, purity of heart, mercy, poverty of spirit, justice, peace, and perseverance in times of persecution-offer a life-giving practice and understanding of the Catholic faith.
Paperback. 245 Pages
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Set comes with all three books in the Living Water Series - The Well, The Thief and The Tomb.
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Features a wonderfully clear recording of a child reciting the Lord's Prayer
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Fact and fiction converge in this thrilling tale of 14-year old Luisito Ramirez-a courageous boy who daringly escapes from 1970s communist Cuba-as he becomes immersed in American culture, and sets out on fulfilling a secret religious mission under the eyes of spies.
Integrating Spanish vocabulary and Cuban culture, this novel offers young people ages 10-14 an exciting story of the Catholic faith lived out during turmoil. Based on real events, the historical, political, economical, and cultural realities of the time period are fused in the fictional story of Luisito. Author Lizette M. Lantigua achieves this fusion through combining her historical knowledge and experiences as a newspaper reporter interviewing Cuban exiles with her craft for storytelling.
The story opens with Luisito and his family aboard a raft as they escape under the cover of darkness to the United States. Leaving behind his grandmother until she can be safely transported to freedom, this getaway to a better life is bittersweet. Luisito cannot help but think about her, especially because she entrusts him to carry out a secret mission when he arrives in the United States. She leaves him with a place to visit, a Biblical passage, and a person to deliver an obscure message to. Luisito must use his wit and courage to decode his grandmother's secret-all the while being followed and watched by Cuban spies!
Will Luisito fulfill his grandmother's mission, and will they be united in the land of freedom? Accompany Luisito on his Mission Libertad to find out!
Author: Lizette M. Lantigua
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“If I ever become a Saint–I will surely be one of “darkness.” I will continually be absent from Heaven–to light the light of those in darkness on earth.”
–Mother Teresa of Calcutta
During her lifelong service to the poorest of the poor, Mother Teresa became an icon of compassion to people of all religions; her extraordinary contributions to the care of the sick, the dying, and thousands of others nobody else was prepared to look after has been recognized and acclaimed throughout the world. Little is known, however, about her own spiritual heights or her struggles. This collection of letters she wrote to her spiritual advisors over decades, almost all of which have never been made public before, sheds light on Mother Teresa's interior life in a way that reveals the depth and intensity of her holiness for the first time. A moving chronicle of her spiritual journey–including moments, indeed years, of utter desolation–these letters reveal the secrets she shared only with her closest confidants. She emerges as a classic mystic whose inner life burned with the fire of charity and whose heart was tested and purified by an intense trial of faith, a true dark night of the soul.
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Shanice Stevenson is a great singer--so good that she once sang lead for the talented garage band she and some friends have successfully pulled together. But when beautiful, blonde Jenna Rose Brinley takes over as lead, Shanice is content to step out of the spotlight--that is, until her cousin moves in. Tonya, troubled by a family divorce, teases the biracial Shanice about her lack of black friends and convinces Shanice that her replacement as lead singer was due to race. Soon, Shanice rejects her friends from the band--until in a time of crisis, she finds nowhere else to go. Relevant and current, The Backup Singer shows teens that God's love and true friendship can resolve the tensions of society. Ages 12-16
Author: Barb Huff
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Pope Benedict XVI and the Sexual Abuse Crisis: Working for Reform and Renewal
"You have suffered grievously and I am truly sorry. I know that nothing can undo the wrong you have endured."----- Pope Benedict XVI
The True Story
Since 1985, the Catholic Church in the United States has been living in the shadow of the clerical sexual abuse crisis. In 2002, revelations in Boston ignited an institutional nightmare. More recently, the scandal erupted in Ireland and spread across Europe. There is now a rush by some, both inside and outside the Church, to place direct blame upon Pope Benedict XVI.
There is no escaping the fact that Pope Benedict, as the former head of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith and now as pope, has played an historically pivotal and personal role in the Vatican's response to the crisis.
Pope Benedict XVI and the Sexual Abuse Crisis is a groundbreaking, critically objective assessment of the criticism facing the pope as well as a review of his real response to the victims, abusers, bishops, media, and the millions of Catholics worldwide who continue to be justifiably horrified by the scandal. The first and foremost objective for this book is the truth no matter how difficult to face and letting the pope's record speak for itself.
"No one imagines that this painful situation will be resolved swiftly. Real progress has been made, yet much more remains to be done." Pope Benedict XVI
Author: Gragory Erlandson, Matthew Bunson
Praise God and Thank Him: Biblical Keys for a Joyful Life
The Bible holds many keys for living a joyful life, and praise and thanksgiving are two of the most powerful. Jeff Cavins explains what biblical praise is and how it can transform any difficulty and lead to a deeper trust in God. He shows how thanksgiving—the attitude of gratitude—is a natural expression of praising God, and he provides practical tips for incorporating it into your life
Author: Jeff Cavins
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Deluxe edition includes five bonus tracks. 2013 release, the fourth album from the Nashville-based Christian Alt-Rock band. Features the singles:
"Hold Me Now"
"Die For You"
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No Rapture? No Armeggedon? What was the meaning of this Revelation in St. John's time? a view of Revelation you've never heard before.
Author: Rev. Roger Phillip Drews
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The complete texts of Pope John Paul II's 1998 ad limina addresses to the bishops of the United States. Preface by Cardinal Francis George of Chicago, foreword by Fr. Richard John Neuhaus (editor of "First Things" magazine), and edited and introduced by Dr. Thomas D. Williams, PhD.Topics covered by the Pope included: the ministry of bishops, the role of the laity in the Catholic Church, freedom and the moral law, canon law in the life of the Church, authentic liturgical renewal, the gift of the priesthood, the mystery of the Church, and reflections on the new millennium.
Very readable, very eye-opening.
Author: THOMAS D. WILLIAMS PhD
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Standing with Courage: Confronting Tough Decisions about Sex
When you think of a book on chastity, phrases like "page turner," "inspiring testimonial," and "engaging witness" ordinarily don’t come to mind. Then again, Mary-Louise Kurey is not your ordinary chastity speaker and author. This free-spirited virgin is probably not what one imagines in remembering "the talk": a grandmotherly woman preaching how sex outside marriage is dirty. Instead, the former Miss Wisconsin shares a message of love and inspiration for all, including those who have been sexually active in the past.
In Standing With Courage, Kurey openly shares her journey from a shy, awkward adolescent to an outspoken Miss America Finalist. On the way, she addresses issues pertinent to young Americans, including drug and alcohol use, peer pressure, eating disorders, abortion, dating, and a personal relationship with God.
SWC breaks the mold of what one would imagine as the typical "chastity book," with plenty of juicy bits for all ages. The author shares an array of unusual experiences bringing her message across the country, such as speaking about chastity to more than 125,000 teens and young adults in 19 states, appearing as a guest on Politically Incorrect, being protested at the University of Wisconsin, and competing at the Miss America Pageant – including the "off the record" opposition she faced for her chastity-based platform.
Contrary to nay-sayers who protest that abstinence is a shallow "Just say no" message, Kurey’s book illustrates that choosing chastity is saying "Yes" to life – building the foundation for healthy relationships, for developing character and personal strength, and for a promising future free of the physical, emotional and psychological scars that come with premarital sex. Her message addresses sexuality within the context of the whole person – physically, emotionally, spiritually, psychologically and socially.
Author: Mary- Louis Kurey, Miss Wisconsin 1999
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Best-selling journalist, historian and author Paul Badde embarks on an exciting quest to discover the truth behind the Holy Face of Manoppello, a relic recently rediscovered and rumored to be the "veil of Veronica". Vatican correspondent for German newspaper Die Welt, journalist Paul Badde was intrigued when he heard of a mysterious image in a remote Italian village--an image of a man's face on byssus cloth. Byssus, or sea silk, is a rare and delicate fabric woven from a silky filament produced by mollusks. It is claimed that the fabric is so thin and delicate that it is impossible to paint on--yet the image in Manoppello is clearly visible and, moreover, when laid over the image of the face on the Shroud of Turin forms a perfect match. Experts determined that the cloth of Manoppello is not Veronica's veil, but rather the face cloth layed over the face of Jesus in the tomb. Unlike the Shroud of Turin, which is a "negative" of the image, the image on the face cloth is a "positive" of the face of Christ. Paul Badde takes the reader along on a thrilling journey of discovery as he travels to research this remarkable relic, tracing the turbulent history of the Holy Face from ancient times up to the historic 2006 visit to Manoppello by Pope Benedict XVI. Illustrated with 16 pages of color photos.
Hardcover. 350 Pages
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The Harbinger: The Ancient Mystery That Holds the Secret of America's Future
Before its end as a nation, there appeared in ancient Israel nine specific warnings and omens of national destruction – These same nine Harbingers are now manifesting in America with profound ramifications for America’s future and end-time prophecy.
Hidden in an ancient biblical prophecy from Isaiah, the mysteries revealed in The Harbinger are so precise that they foretell recent American events down to the exact days… the 3,000-year-old mystery that revealed the exact date of the stock market collapse of 2008… the ancient prophecy that was proclaimed from the floor of the US Senate and then came true…and more. The revelations are so specific that even the most hardened skeptic will find it hard to put down. Though it sounds like the plot of a Hollywood thriller – IT’S REAL.
The prophetic mysteries are factual but revealed through a riveting narrative the reader will find hard to put down. The Harbinger opens with the appearance of a man burdened with a message he has received from a mysterious figure called The Prophet. The Prophet has given him nine seals, each containing a message about America s future. As he tells of his encounters with the Prophet, from a skyscraper in New York City, to a rural mountaintop, to Capitol Hill, to Ground Zero, the mystery behind each seal is revealed. As the story unfolds, each revelation becomes another piece in a larger and larger puzzle, the ramifications of which are, even now, altering the course of America and the world.
Author: Jonathan Cahn
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For more than forty years this classic study has shown Christians how to minister to the people God brings into their lives. Instead of drawing on the latest popular fad or the newest selling technique, Dr. Robert E. Coleman looks to the Bible to find the answer to the question: What was Christ's strategy for evangelism? This convenient, portable format has an updated look for a new generation of readers.
Author: Dr. Robert E. Coleman
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The riveting story of Pope St. Celestine V, the pope who retired from the papacy.
At the close of the tumultuous Middle Ages, there lived a man who seemed destined from birth to save the world. His name was Peter Morrone, a hermit, a founder of a religious order, and, depending on whom you talk to, a reformer, an instigator, a prophet, a coward, a saint, and possibly the victim of murder. A stroke of fate would, practically overnight, transform this humble servant of God into the most powerful man in the Catholic Church. Half a year later, he would be the only pope in history to abdicate the chair of St. Peter, an act that nearly brought the papacy to its knees. What led him to make that decision and what happened afterward would be shrouded in mystery for centuries. The Pope Who Quit pulls back the veil of secrecy on this dramatic time in history and showcases a story that involves deadly dealings, apocalyptic maneuverings, and papal intrigue.
Author: Jon M. Sweeney
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Entertaining, Literate, Though-Provoking, this instructive guide to the Ten Commandments is designed as a short course to be used equally well by individuals or small groups. Each commandment is introduced through an illustrative story, followed by a question about keeping the commandment. Next, Father McBride offers three strategies for doing so taken from the Catechism of the Catholic Church.
Author: Alfred McBride, O. Praem
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#1 The Tale of Peter Rabbit
#2 The Tale of Squirrel Nutkin
#3 The Tailor of Gloucester
#4 The Tale of Benjamin Bunny
#5 The Tale of Two Bad Mice
#6 The Tale of Mrs. Tiggy-Winkle
#7 The Tale of Mr. Jeremy Fisher
#8 The Tale of Tim Kitten
#9 The Tale of Jemima Puddle-Duck
#10 The Tale of Flopsy Bunnies
#11 The Tale of Mrs. Tittlemouse
#12 The Tale of Timmy Tiptoes
#13 The Tale of Johnny Town-Mouse
#14 The Tale of Mr. Tod
#15 The Tale of Pigling Bland
#16 The Tale of Samuel Whiskers
#17 The Tale of The Pie and the Patty-Pan
#18 The Tale of Ginger and Pickles
#19 Little Pig Robinson
#20 The Story of a Fierce Bad Rabbit
#21 The Story og Miss Moppet
#22 Appley Dapply's Nursery Rhymes
# 23 Cecily Parsley's Nursery Rhymes
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One of the best-known Catholic apologists delivers an incisive look at the right and wrong notions about sex and love.
Fulton J. Sheen covers marriage from practically every aspect with a view of imparting its proper role and purpose. From the damage caused by indiscriminate sex education to the three basic tensions in marriage, Sheen shows the Catholic Church's teaching on marriage from the standpoints of philosophy, theology and morality.
This work is an excellent moral preparation for marriage. In addition to presenting the causes of and solutions to crises in marriage, the author concludes with touching real-life stories of the transformation of lives through marriage.
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