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7 Secrets of Divine Mercy

Vinny Flynn

2015    200 Pages    (Ignatius Press)

Call #: 248.4.FLY   

ISBN 13: 9781621640851    ISBN 10: 162164085X

In 2000, Pope John Paul II canonized the great 20th century visionary of Divine Mercy, Sister Faustina Kowalska, and proclaimed the Sunday after Easter to be celebrated annually as Divine Mercy Sunday. In 2006, Pope Benedict stressed that "Divine Mercy is not a secondary devotion, but an integral dimension of Christian faith and prayer." Now Pope Francis has proclaimed an extraordinary Jubilee Year of Mercy, which will begin on December 8, 2015. These three Popes have made it very clear that [...]

In 2000, Pope John Paul II canonized the great 20th century visionary of Divine Mercy, Sister Faustina Kowalska, and proclaimed the Sunday after Easter to be celebrated annually as Divine Mercy Sunday. In 2006, Pope Benedict stressed that "Divine Mercy is not a secondary devotion, but an integral dimension of Christian faith and prayer." Now Pope Francis has proclaimed an extraordinary Jubilee Year of Mercy, which will begin on December 8, 2015. These three Popes have made it very clear that Divine Mercy is a major part of the Christian faith, and now this powerful new book reveals why. Best-selling author Vinny Flynn continues his popular "7 Secrets" series with a book that brings him back to his roots. Vinny was one of the original editors of the official English edition of the actual Diary of St. Faustina, and he has written and edited a vast number of the Divine Mercy materials that are used today. Through his "secrets" of Divine Mercy, Vinny shows how Divine Mercy is not just another worthy "private devotion"; it is the key devotion, the umbrella devotion over everything else. Every other devotion in the Church, every ritual, every activity, every teaching is under that umbrella of Divine Mercy. It’s all there to help us understand and enter into Divine Mercy. He shows us how everything in our lives can become more meaningful, more powerful, more life-changing once we really embrace the gift of Divine Mercy — the overflow of love from the Holy Trinity. In this compelling and timely book, Flynn draws from Scripture, the teachings of the Church, and the Diary of St. Faustina to not only reveal the heart of Divine Mercy, but to offer you an invitation and a road map so that this mercy can transform your life. If you're not yet convinced of the impact Divine Mercy can have on your life, if you've never heard of this message and devotion, or if you're curious to learn more about it, this book is perfect for you. It shows us all how to respond to the call of Pope Francis "to live lives shaped by mercy", and benefit greatly from the "Year of Mercy". [less]

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7 Steps to Becoming Financially Free: A Catholic Guide to Managing Your Money

Phil Lenahan

2006    172 Pages    (Our Sunday Visitor)

Call #: 261.LEN   

ISBN 13: 9781592762019    ISBN 10: 1592762018

Discover True Financial Freedom!Packed with anecdotes and real life experiences, 7 Steps to Becoming Financially Free offers a solid Catholic perspective on how to make the most of God's generous gifts. In addition to understanding the necessary nuts and bolts of financial management, budgeting, and investing, discover how your Catholic Faith can be the base of a sound financial future!Author, financier, and life-long Catholic, Phil Lenahan weaves personal experiences with catechetical training [...]

Discover True Financial Freedom!Packed with anecdotes and real life experiences, 7 Steps to Becoming Financially Free offers a solid Catholic perspective on how to make the most of God's generous gifts. In addition to understanding the necessary nuts and bolts of financial management, budgeting, and investing, discover how your Catholic Faith can be the base of a sound financial future!Author, financier, and life-long Catholic, Phil Lenahan weaves personal experiences with catechetical training and real financial counseling experience to provide clarity on some of the biggest issues facing you and your families today:--Developing a closer relationship with the Lord--Strengthening your marriage and family life--Getting out of debt--Paying for your children's education--Managing your money more effectively--Buying your own home--Investing in your future... and all the while, staying true to how God intended for you to manage His gifts.7 Steps to Becoming Financially Free walks you through the Catholic teachings regarding wealth, being good stewards and trusting God's plan, and then launches you into solution after solution of managing your money effectively.Here is how to take the gifts God has given you -- your skills, your education, your training, your income -- and using them as He intended. Here is how to not just get out of debt and begin saving, but to wisely and deliberately set budgeting priorities and achieve financial goals that reflect what you believe as a Catholic.Don't forget the 7 Steps to Becoming Financially Free Workbook (9781592762538), providing a step-by-step procedure guiding you from concept to reality. A "must have" supplement!Start your journey to true financial freedom today! [less]

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10 Good Reasons to Be a Catholic: A Teenager's Guide to the Church

Jim Auer

1987    64 Pages    (Liguori)

Call #: 282.AUE   

ISBN 13: 9780892432714    ISBN 10: 0892432713

Help teens answer the questions and deal with the doubts they may have about the Church and Catholic practices. 64-page booklet; 5-1/8 x 7-3/8

Help teens answer the questions and deal with the doubts they may have about the Church and Catholic practices. 64-page booklet; 5-1/8 x 7-3/8 [less]

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12-Step Approach to the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius, A

Jim Harbaugh

1997    171 Pages    (Sheed & Ward)

Call #: 248.3.HAR   

ISBN 13: 9781580510080    ISBN 10: 1580510086

Based on the parallels between St. Ignatius and Bill Wilson, the co-founder of Alcoholics Anony-mous. These 52 meditations consist of sections from St. IgnatiusO Spiritual Exercises, followed by an exploration of both what it means and how it relates to 12-Step philosophy. At the end of each meditation is a short encapsulation, which Father Harbaugh whimsically calls a OSecond Prelude, to go.O Re-freshing and down to earth, this book will set you briskly along a new path and greater independence [...]

Based on the parallels between St. Ignatius and Bill Wilson, the co-founder of Alcoholics Anony-mous. These 52 meditations consist of sections from St. IgnatiusO Spiritual Exercises, followed by an exploration of both what it means and how it relates to 12-Step philosophy. At the end of each meditation is a short encapsulation, which Father Harbaugh whimsically calls a OSecond Prelude, to go.O Re-freshing and down to earth, this book will set you briskly along a new path and greater independence. [less]

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33 Days to Morning Glory

Fr. Michael E. Gaitley MIC

2011    204 Pages    (Marian Press)

Call #: 269.6.GAI   

ISBN 13: 9781596142442    ISBN 10: 1596142448

From Fr. Michael E. Gaitley, MIC, author of the bestselling book Consoling the Heart of Jesus, comes an extraordinary 33-day journey to Marian consecration with four giants of Marian spirituality:St. Louis de Montfort, St. Maximilian Kolbe, Blessed Teresa of Calcutta, and Blessed John Paul II. Fr. Michael masterfully summarizes their teaching, making it easy to grasp and simple enough to put into practice. More specifically, he weaves their thought into a user-friendly, do-it-yourself retreat [...]

From Fr. Michael E. Gaitley, MIC, author of the bestselling book Consoling the Heart of Jesus, comes an extraordinary 33-day journey to Marian consecration with four giants of Marian spirituality:St. Louis de Montfort, St. Maximilian Kolbe, Blessed Teresa of Calcutta, and Blessed John Paul II. Fr. Michael masterfully summarizes their teaching, making it easy to grasp and simple enough to put into practice. More specifically, he weaves their thought into a user-friendly, do-it-yourself retreat that will bless even the busiest of people. So, if you've been thinking about entrusting yourself to Mary for the first time or if you're simply looking to deepen and renew your devotion to her, 33 Days to Morning Glory is the right book to read and the perfect retreat to make. [less]

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50 Questions on the Natural Law: What It is and Why We Need It

Charles E. Rice

1999    411 Pages    (Ignatius Press)

Call #: 240.2.RIC   

ISBN 13: 9780898707502    ISBN 10: 0898707501

Charles Rice, professor of the jurisprudence of St. Thomas Aquinas for the last twenty years at Notre Dame Law School, presents a very readable book on the natural law as seen through the teachings of Aquinas and their foundations in reason and Revelation. Reflecting on the most persistent questions asked by his students over the years, Rice shows how the natural law works and how it is rooted in the nature of the human person whose Creator provided this law as a sure and knowable guide for man [...]

Charles Rice, professor of the jurisprudence of St. Thomas Aquinas for the last twenty years at Notre Dame Law School, presents a very readable book on the natural law as seen through the teachings of Aquinas and their foundations in reason and Revelation. Reflecting on the most persistent questions asked by his students over the years, Rice shows how the natural law works and how it is rooted in the nature of the human person whose Creator provided this law as a sure and knowable guide for man to achieve his end of eternal happiness. This book presents the teachings of the Catholic Church in her role as arbiter of the applications of the natural law on issues involving the right to live, bioethics, the family and the economy. Charles Rice has produced a firmly grounded and accessible handbook which touches on the most important topics regarding natural law that will benefit readers of all backgrounds. "From the editor of the American Journal of Jurisprudence comes a clear, well-crafted exposition of a natural law jurisprudence and its relevance for a society that seems to have lost its moral compass." - Jude Dougherty, Catholic University of America [less]

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50 Simple Things You Can Do to Save the Earth

Earthworks Group

96 Pages    (Bathroom Readers Pr)

Call #: 261.8.FIF   

ISBN 13: 9780929634067    ISBN 10: 0929634063

Printed on recycled paper and dedicated to those not-yet born, this book provides information about practices and products with the aim of looking after the world.

Printed on recycled paper and dedicated to those not-yet born, this book provides information about practices and products with the aim of looking after the world. [less]

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101 Questions and Answers On Deacons

William T. Ditewig

144 Pages    (Paulist Pr)

Call #: 262.14.DIT   

ISBN 13: 9780809142651    ISBN 10: 0809142651

Answers the most common questions asked about deacons, their sacramental identity, their functions, and their relationships.

Answers the most common questions asked about deacons, their sacramental identity, their functions, and their relationships. [less]

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150 Bible Verses Every Catholic Should Know

Patrick Madrid

2008    168 Pages    (Servant Books)

Call #: 220.MAD   

ISBN 13: 9780867169027    ISBN 10: 0867169028

Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light to my path. Psalm 119:105Scripture is your guide to what matters most in life. If you're not familiar with it, Patrick Madrid s choice of 150 key verses can ease you in. If you regularly read and pray with Scripture, these verses will provide you rich food for thought. No matter what your situation, the Bible will help you evaluate the choices and make the decisions that confront you every day. Either explicitly or implicitly, Scripture addresses all of [...]

Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light to my path. Psalm 119:105Scripture is your guide to what matters most in life. If you're not familiar with it, Patrick Madrid s choice of 150 key verses can ease you in. If you regularly read and pray with Scripture, these verses will provide you rich food for thought. No matter what your situation, the Bible will help you evaluate the choices and make the decisions that confront you every day. Either explicitly or implicitly, Scripture addresses all of life's problems, worries, dangers, questions and uncertainties. 150 Bible Verses Every Catholic Should Know offers you a window into Scripture revealing how God's eternal wisdom relates to your life. [less]

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600 Blessings and Prayers from Around the World

2001    388 Pages    (Twenty Third Pubns)

Call #: 242.8.DUN   

ISBN 13: 9781585951345    ISBN 10: 158595134X

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Abandonment to Divine Providence

Jean-Pierre de Caussade

1993    128 Pages    (Image)

Call #: 248.2.DEC   

ISBN 13: 9780385468718    ISBN 10: 0385468717

For more than 250 years, this simple classic of inspiration has guided readers of all faiths to the open-hearted acceptance of God's will that is the sure path to serenity, happiness, and spiritual peace."A spiritual classic of the first order... a book for all those who truly seek God." --Dom David Knowles"Father de Caussade has a wonderful way of encouraging the doubtful, of nurturing the personal surrender that is so much a part of the development of faith. The book is a mystery of its own [...]

For more than 250 years, this simple classic of inspiration has guided readers of all faiths to the open-hearted acceptance of God's will that is the sure path to serenity, happiness, and spiritual peace."A spiritual classic of the first order... a book for all those who truly seek God." --Dom David Knowles"Father de Caussade has a wonderful way of encouraging the doubtful, of nurturing the personal surrender that is so much a part of the development of faith. The book is a mystery of its own -- and is definitely not for Christians only." --Rabbi Joshua Chasan"Abandonment to Divine Providence is a classic perhaps more necessary now than ever before. It's a little book that rightly rejects the spirituality of fear and trembling (and the modern preoccupation with dreary self-absorption) in favor of an abiding trust in God's active benevolence. This is a work one reads again and again, always with gratitude and astonishment." --Donald Spoto, Author of Blue Angel and The Dark Side of Genius [less]

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Abba Father: Developing our Relationship with God the Father

Bonaventure Perquin, Bonavernture Perquin

2002    256 Pages    (Scepter Pubs)

Call #: 231.PER   

ISBN 13: 9781889334394    ISBN 10: 1889334391

Bonaventure Perquin All through history, God has revealed himself constantly as possessing those qualities which are generally associated with fatherhood.  In these homilies now available again after a 10-year absence, Bonaventure Perquin illustrates how God as a father leads his people toward himself by his wondrous deeds and gifts. The attributes of God's fatherhood, as well as the sacrament of Baptism which makes those who receive it his children, are thoroughly examined in passages from [...]

Bonaventure Perquin All through history, God has revealed himself constantly as possessing those qualities which are generally associated with fatherhood.  In these homilies now available again after a 10-year absence, Bonaventure Perquin illustrates how God as a father leads his people toward himself by his wondrous deeds and gifts. The attributes of God's fatherhood, as well as the sacrament of Baptism which makes those who receive it his children, are thoroughly examined in passages from both Old and New Testament. [less]

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Abolition of Man, The

C. S. Lewis

128 Pages    (HarperOne)

Call #: 820.LEW   

ISBN 13: 9780060652944    ISBN 10: 0060652942

C. S. Lewis sets out to persuade his audience of the importance and relevance of universal values such as courage and honor in contemporary society.

C. S. Lewis sets out to persuade his audience of the importance and relevance of universal values such as courage and honor in contemporary society. [less]

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Abortion: Questions and Answers

J. C. Willke, Mrs. Wilke

1988    325 Pages    (Hayes Pub Co)

Call #: 179.76.WIL   

ISBN 13: 9780910728201    ISBN 10: 0910728208

Product Details Paperback: 325 pages Publisher: Hayes Pub Co; Rev edition (March 1988) Language: English

Product Details Paperback: 325 pages Publisher: Hayes Pub Co; Rev edition (March 1988) Language: English [less]

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Abortion the Silent Holocaust

John Joseph Powell

1981    183 Pages    (Tabor Pub.)

Call #: 179.76.POW   

ISBN 13: 9780895050632    ISBN 10: 0895050633

A gentle and loving, yet strong and persuasive look at the issue by bestselling author John Powell.

A gentle and loving, yet strong and persuasive look at the issue by bestselling author John Powell. [less]

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Abraham: A Journey to the Heart of Three Faiths

Bruce Feiler

240 Pages    (William Morrow)

Call #: 222.11.FEI   

ISBN 13: 9780380977765    ISBN 10: 0380977761

In this timely, provocative, and uplifting journey, the bestselling author of Walking the Bible searches for the man at the heart of the world's three monotheistic religions -- and today's deadliest conflicts. At a moment when the world is asking, “Can the religions get along?” one figure stands out as the shared ancestor of Jews, Christians, and Muslims. One man holds the key to our deepest fears -- and our possible reconciliation. Abraham. Bruce Feiler set out on a [...]

In this timely, provocative, and uplifting journey, the bestselling author of Walking the Bible searches for the man at the heart of the world's three monotheistic religions -- and today's deadliest conflicts. At a moment when the world is asking, “Can the religions get along?” one figure stands out as the shared ancestor of Jews, Christians, and Muslims. One man holds the key to our deepest fears -- and our possible reconciliation. Abraham. Bruce Feiler set out on a personal quest to better understand our common patriarch. Traveling in war zones, climbing through caves and ancient shrines, and sitting down with the world's leading religious minds, Feiler uncovers fascinating, little-known details of the man who defines faith for half the world. Both immediate and timeless, Abraham is a powerful, universal story, the first-ever interfaith portrait of the man God chose to be his partner. Thoughtful and inspiring, it offers a rare vision of hope that will redefine what we think about our neighbors, our future, and ourselves. [less]

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Abundant Treasures: Meditations on the Many Gifts of the Spirit

Melannie Svoboda

2000    117 Pages    (Twenty-Third Publications)

Call #: 242.SVO   

ISBN 13: 9780896229990    ISBN 10: 0896229998

Religious Studies, Spirituality

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Activities for Catholic Social Teaching: A Resource Guide for Teachers and Youth Ministers

James McGinnis

2006    219 Pages    (Ave Maria Press)

Call #: 261.MCG   

ISBN 13: 9781594710674    ISBN 10: 1594710678

This work shows leaders how to motivate students to apply the Church's social teaching to their own lives. It describes hand-on activities designed to correspond with social justice issues addressed in the textbook "Catholic Social Teaching".

This work shows leaders how to motivate students to apply the Church's social teaching to their own lives. It describes hand-on activities designed to correspond with social justice issues addressed in the textbook "Catholic Social Teaching". [less]

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Acts of the Apostles (New Collegeville Bible Commentary: New Testament) (Pt. 5), The

M. Dennis Hamm

2005    135 Pages    (Liturgical Press)

Call #: 226.6.HAM   

ISBN 13: 9780814628645    ISBN 10: 0814628648

Distributor: Spring Arbor/Ingram Author: M. Dennis Hamm Format: 135 pages, paperback ISBN: 9780814628645

Distributor: Spring Arbor/Ingram Author: M. Dennis Hamm Format: 135 pages, paperback ISBN: 9780814628645 [less]

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Acts of the Apostles Study Guide (The Acts of the Apostles Study Guide Little Rock Scripture Study), The

1983    (The Liturgical Press)

Call #: 226.6.KOD   

ISBN 13: 9780814616215    ISBN 10: 0814616216

a study guide to accompany the Little Rock scripture study

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Acts of the Apostles-Collegeville Bible Commentary #5, The

S. J. William S. Kurz

1985    110 Pages    (Liturgical Press)

Call #: 226.6.KUZ   

ISBN 13: 9780814613054    ISBN 10: 0814613055

a study program for the Acts of the Apostles

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Adam and Eve After the Pill: Paradoxes of the Sexual Revolution

Mary Eberstadt

2013    175 Pages    (Ignatius Press)

Call #: 241.6.EBE   

ISBN 13: 9781586178222    ISBN 10: 1586178229

Secular and religious thinkers agree: the sexual revolution is one of the most important milestones in human history. Perhaps nothing has changed life for so many, so fast, as the severing of sex and procreation. But what has been the result?This ground-breaking book by noted essayist and author Mary Eberstadt contends that sexual freedom has paradoxically produced widespread discontent. Drawing on sociologists Pitirim Sorokin, Carle Zimmerman, and others; philosopher G.E.M. Anscombe and [...]

Secular and religious thinkers agree: the sexual revolution is one of the most important milestones in human history. Perhaps nothing has changed life for so many, so fast, as the severing of sex and procreation. But what has been the result?This ground-breaking book by noted essayist and author Mary Eberstadt contends that sexual freedom has paradoxically produced widespread discontent. Drawing on sociologists Pitirim Sorokin, Carle Zimmerman, and others; philosopher G.E.M. Anscombe and novelist Tom Wolfe; and a host of feminists, food writers, musicians, and other voices from across today's popular culture, Eberstadt makes her contrarian case with an impressive array of evidence. Her chapters range across academic disciplines and include supporting evidence from contemporary literature and music, women's studies, college memoirs, dietary guides, advertisements, television shows, and films.Adam and Eve after the Pill examines as no book has before the seismic social changes caused by the sexual revolution. In examining human behavior in the post-liberation world, Eberstadt provocatively asks: Is food the new sex? Is pornography the new tobacco?Adam and Eve after the Pill will change the way readers view the paradoxical impact of the sexual revolution on ideas, morals, and humanity itself. [less]

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Adolescent Spirituality: Pastoral Ministry for High School & College Youth

Charles Shelton

1989    366 Pages    (Crossroad)

Call #: 259.23.SHE   

ISBN 13: 9780824509170    ISBN 10: 082450917X

Adolescent Spirituality: Pastoral Ministry for High School & College Youth Shelton, Charles [...]

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Adult Christ at Christmas: Essays on the Three Biblical Christmas Stories - Matthew 2 and Luke 2, An

Raymond E. Brown SS

1978    50 Pages    (Liturgical Press)

Call #: 226.BRO   

ISBN 13: 9780814609972    ISBN 10: 081460997X

In this digest of his longer work, The Birth of the Messiah, Father Brown puts the adult Christ back into Christmas, treating the infancy narratives of Matthew and Luke as the entire Gospel story in miniature.

In this digest of his longer work, The Birth of the Messiah, Father Brown puts the adult Christ back into Christmas, treating the infancy narratives of Matthew and Luke as the entire Gospel story in miniature. [less]

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Advent of the Savior: A Commentary on the Infancy Narratives of Jesus

Stephen J. Binz

1996    72 Pages    (Liturgical Press)

Call #: 232.92.BIN   

ISBN 13: 9780814624104    ISBN 10: 0814624103

Advent is the season in which we reread and relive the experience of ancient Israel as it longed for the coming of the Messiah. It is also a time to reflect on the infancy narratives of Jesus which have enriched the lives of believers through the centuries. As an extension of Israel's longing for the Messiah, the infancy accounts serve as overtures to the writings of the evangelists, and stand as bridges connecting the Old and New Testaments.Advent of the Savior focuses on this connection of [...]

Advent is the season in which we reread and relive the experience of ancient Israel as it longed for the coming of the Messiah. It is also a time to reflect on the infancy narratives of Jesus which have enriched the lives of believers through the centuries. As an extension of Israel's longing for the Messiah, the infancy accounts serve as overtures to the writings of the evangelists, and stand as bridges connecting the Old and New Testaments.Advent of the Savior focuses on this connection of past to present so that we may deepen our longing for the Messiah's coming again and ask God in our own day to be Emmanuel, God with us." Advent of the Savior interprets the Gospel texts as they have been provided by the inspired authors, and illuminates what the evangelists have taught about the identity of Jesus and about the meaning of his coming. By directing us back to the people and events of the old covenant and by leading us forward to the main body of the Gospel, the new covenant, the infancy narratives are a proclamation of the good news of salvation for al of humanity. Though these narratives may be legitimately excerpted from the Bible and studied individualy, they merit further reading and study in their context and in how they relate to other scriptural text. Stephen Binz directs Bible study groups, teachers of religious education, and individuals involved in personal study, to reflect on the Gospels which the infancy narratives introduce, as well as the other Christian writings which expand their message. The Advent and Christmas texts also convince us of the necessity to study the Old Testament, for as Binz stresses here, it is only in studying the writings of our ancestors in Israel that the richness of God's plan of salvation can be understood. The infancy narratives of Matthew and Luke express the basic truths about the divine and human mystery of Jesus Christ. Advent of the Savior reminds us that it is through these truths that we are called to move from longing for our Savior to hope in his coming again.Stephen J. Binz is the editor of God's Word Today magazine and author of numerous books and articles. He is a popular speaker, biblical scholar, and clinical counselor. He has graduate degrees in social work, theology, and biblical studies, studying in Rome and Jerusalem. Information about his work can be found at www.Bridge-B.com." [less]

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Aging with Grace: What the Nun Study Teaches Us About Leading Longer, Healthier, and More Meaningful Lives

David Snowdon

2002    256 Pages    (Bantam)

Call #: 305.SNO   

ISBN 13: 9780553380927    ISBN 10: 0553380923

In 1986 Dr. David Snowdon, one of the world’s leading experts on Alzheimer’s disease, embarked on a revolutionary scientific study that would forever change the way we view aging—and ultimately living. Dubbed the “Nun Study” because it involves a unique population of 678 Catholic sisters, this remarkable long-term research project has made headlines worldwide with its provocative discoveries.Yet Aging with Grace is more than a groundbreaking health and science book [...]

In 1986 Dr. David Snowdon, one of the world’s leading experts on Alzheimer’s disease, embarked on a revolutionary scientific study that would forever change the way we view aging—and ultimately living. Dubbed the “Nun Study” because it involves a unique population of 678 Catholic sisters, this remarkable long-term research project has made headlines worldwide with its provocative discoveries.Yet Aging with Grace is more than a groundbreaking health and science book. It is the inspiring human story of these remarkable women—ranging in age from 74 to 106—whose dedication to serving others may help all of us live longer and healthier lives.Totally accessible, with fascinating portraits of the nuns and the scientists who study them, Aging with Grace also offers a wealth of practical findings:• Why building linguistic ability in childhood may protect against Alzheimer’s• Which ordinary foods promote longevity and healthy brain function• Why preventing strokes and depression is key to avoiding Alzheimer’s• What role heredity plays, and why it’s never too late to start an exercise program • How attitude, faith, and community can add years to our livesA prescription for hope, Aging with Grace shows that old age doesn’t have to mean an inevitable slide into illness and disability; rather it can be a time of promise and productivity, intellectual and spiritual vigor—a time of true grace. [less]

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All for Jesus: The Easy Ways of Divine Love

Frederick William Faber

2000    279 Pages    (Sophia Institute Press)

Call #: 248.4.FAB   

ISBN 13: 9781928832133    ISBN 10: 192883213X

Love Jesus — the easy way! What have you done for Jesus today? Have you spent even a moment thinking about His interests — and trying to further them in the world? Have you tried to resist sin? Or prayed for someone? Have you tried to become more loving? More generous? More thankful? Have you made use in any way of the many riches God has given you? If questions like these only make you feel guilty, turn to the wise author of this book, Fr. Frederick Faber. Instead of burdening you with [...]

Love Jesus — the easy way! What have you done for Jesus today? Have you spent even a moment thinking about His interests — and trying to further them in the world? Have you tried to resist sin? Or prayed for someone? Have you tried to become more loving? More generous? More thankful? Have you made use in any way of the many riches God has given you? If questions like these only make you feel guilty, turn to the wise author of this book, Fr. Frederick Faber. Instead of burdening you with reminders of your sinfulness, in All for Jesus this fervent and renowned spiritual writer says what few have ever dared to say about the spiritual life: “I want you to enjoy yourself.” Cultivate a truly joyful Christian life Fr. Faber isn’t talking about the empty joys of this world! He knows that your faith should be the happiness and sunshine of your life, but he also knows how hard it is to keep your spirit from being overwhelmed by the grinding dullness of duty. So in this series of bright and happy reflections, he helps you recapture the kind of love for Jesus that will do nothing less than make holiness easy for you. Fr. Faber reveals three secrets that will give you a beautiful, even angelic character — three secrets that the saints knew and practiced well. With beguiling enthusiasm, he teaches you how to remember God throughout the day and to offer your love to Him. And he demonstrates, with numerous examples drawn from the lives of the saints, that the more you grow in love for Jesus, the more you’ll be able to face questions like those above with a full heart — knowing that God’s grace will provide for your every insufficiency. Looking for a delightful spiritual lift? Look no farther than All for Jesus! You’ll gain a newly fervent love for Jesus as you learn why you should pray regularly for others — and five soul-enriching ways you can do so; test yourself: Do you really believe in the power of prayer? How you can tell; have you ever heard of the seven joys of Mary? Discover them here — and their power to lead you to Jesus; four things you can ask from Jesus — they’ll make even your free time holy; six fruits you’ll gain from Jesus by praying for the souls in Purgatory; why you should thank Jesus not just for your own blessings, but for those that He has given to others; a surprising way you can adore Jesus in the churches of the world where He is most neglected; how you can find Jesus even in the things that distract you from Him; the immense spiritual fruit you’ll gain by being sorry not only for your own sins, but for the sins of others; the three goals that all your actions should be leading toward: are yours?; are you avoiding the common errors Christians make in prayer? Find out here; and much more that will make your following of Jesus as bright and as happy as it ought to be! [less]

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All You Really Need To Know About Prayer You Can Learn From The Poor

Louise Perrotta

1996    182 Pages    (Charis/Servant Publications)

Call #: 248.2.PER   

ISBN 13: 9781569550281    ISBN 10: 156955028X

The less people possess of material things, the more they seem to possess of God, according to Louise Perrotta. Here you will meet Catholics, mainline Protestants, Evangelicals, and Pentecostals who are poor or who are serving the poor. They simply describe their daily experience of God and share some of their prayers. Each story is illustrated with beautiful black-and-white photographs.

The less people possess of material things, the more they seem to possess of God, according to Louise Perrotta. Here you will meet Catholics, mainline Protestants, Evangelicals, and Pentecostals who are poor or who are serving the poor. They simply describe their daily experience of God and share some of their prayers. Each story is illustrated with beautiful black-and-white photographs. [less]

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Always Precious in Our Memory: Reflections After Miscarriage, Stillbirth or Neonatal Death (Grief Resources)

Kristen Johnson Ingram

94 Pages    (Acta Pubns)

Call #: 242.4.ING   

ISBN 13: 9780879461591    ISBN 10: 0879461594

Heartfelt meditations address the powerful emotions felt by parents who have endured the death of a baby. Each brief reflection--combined with carefully chosen Scripture quotation-will help parents, family members, and friends understand the grief, regret, anger and guilt they are feeling. The meditations offer profound insights, support, and comfort for those who grieve.

Heartfelt meditations address the powerful emotions felt by parents who have endured the death of a baby. Each brief reflection--combined with carefully chosen Scripture quotation-will help parents, family members, and friends understand the grief, regret, anger and guilt they are feeling. The meditations offer profound insights, support, and comfort for those who grieve. [less]

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Among Friends: Stories from the Journey

Father Jim Sichko, Jonathan Ryan, Chas Allen

2014    160 Pages    (Open Road Media)

Call #: 248.2.SIC   

ISBN 13: 9781497661004    ISBN 10: 1497661005

“This book is my Midrash.” With these words, Father Jim draws us into his life story, full of laughter, tears, and service. Among Friends is a compilation of short stories and insightful lessons experienced on his many travels as a clergyman and motivational speaker. Whether recounting his sobering flying experiences, the time he met the pope, his encounter with the “Weed Man,” or his “lead foot,” Father Jim teaches us lessons through powerful storytelling. As he takes us along on [...]

“This book is my Midrash.” With these words, Father Jim draws us into his life story, full of laughter, tears, and service. Among Friends is a compilation of short stories and insightful lessons experienced on his many travels as a clergyman and motivational speaker. Whether recounting his sobering flying experiences, the time he met the pope, his encounter with the “Weed Man,” or his “lead foot,” Father Jim teaches us lessons through powerful storytelling. As he takes us along on his journey from getting kicked out of seminary to hosting celebrities, such as Dolly Parton, Harry Connick Jr., Martin Short, and former first lady Laura Bush, at his small Kentucky parish, Father Jim shines a light into the corners of the human heart to expose our need for God and the love He alone can give us. You will laugh, cry, and be taken aback by his honesty. In all, Father Jim shows us what it means to love God, love others, and live life Among Friends. [less]

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And God Cried, Too: A Kid's Book of Healing and Hope

Marc Gellman

2002    128 Pages    (HarperTrophy)

Call #: J231.GEL   

ISBN 13: 9780060098865    ISBN 10: 0060098864

Little Angel Mikeis a guardian-angel-in-training. He doesn't understand how God can let bad things happen in the world. Whether it's the tragic events of September 11, 2001, or the loss of a beloved pet, shouldn't God be able to stop the bad things? Big Angel Gabe is a wise old angel, and it's his job to help answer Little Angel Mikey's tough questions and to guide him through the mystery of suffering and into a hopeful place. In a nonpreachy, accessible manner, the [...]

Little Angel Mikeis a guardian-angel-in-training. He doesn't understand how God can let bad things happen in the world. Whether it's the tragic events of September 11, 2001, or the loss of a beloved pet, shouldn't God be able to stop the bad things? Big Angel Gabe is a wise old angel, and it's his job to help answer Little Angel Mikey's tough questions and to guide him through the mystery of suffering and into a hopeful place. In a nonpreachy, accessible manner, the message of God's great compassion and our ability to bear even the greatest burdens is offered here with a gentle wisdom. [less]

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And God Said What?: An Introduction to Biblical Literary Forms for Bible Lovers

Margaret Nutting Ralph

1986    255 Pages    (Paulist Press)

Call #: 220.66.RAL   

ISBN 13: 9780809127801    ISBN 10: 0809127806

Explains literary forms used in Scripture -- myth, gospel, parable, allegory, letter, and others -- and shows how this knowledge is important in interpreting the Bible.

Explains literary forms used in Scripture -- myth, gospel, parable, allegory, letter, and others -- and shows how this knowledge is important in interpreting the Bible. [less]

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Angels and Their Mission: According to the Fathers of the Church, The

Jean Danielou

1987    118 Pages    (Thomas More Publishing)

Call #: 235.3.CAN   

ISBN 13: 9780870610561    ISBN 10: 0870610562

From St. Augustine to John Henry Newman, the greatest among the saints and men of God have lived on familiar terms with the angels; and the Church has always accorded them a very large place in her theology. Recent theologians have dwelt on dry questions about the nature of the angels, but the early Fathers of the Church, with the memory of Jesus fresh in their minds (and of the angels of whom He spoke often) were fascinated with the energetic action of the angels among men and the ways in which [...]

From St. Augustine to John Henry Newman, the greatest among the saints and men of God have lived on familiar terms with the angels; and the Church has always accorded them a very large place in her theology. Recent theologians have dwelt on dry questions about the nature of the angels, but the early Fathers of the Church, with the memory of Jesus fresh in their minds (and of the angels of whom He spoke often) were fascinated with the energetic action of the angels among men and the ways in which the angels have carried out that mission from the instant of Creation through the time of Jesus; and how they will continue their work even unto the end of time. From the works of these early Fathers of the Church, the late French Cardinal Jean Daniélou has drawn forth threads of knowledge and wisdom which he has here woven into a lucid and bright tapestry that shows us who the ministering angels really are, and how in every instant and in every way they are working for your salvation and mine. Here you'll find no sentimental cherubs: the Fathers knew that majesty and power cloak actual angels, which is why God gave them the formidable tasks of shepherding not only souls, but entire nations, and the motions of the entire material universe itself. Open these pages to meet the glorious angels as they were known by the Church's greatest saints and theologians: Origen and Eusebius, and Sts. Basil, Ambrose, Methodius, Gregory of Nyssa, Clement of Alexandria, and John Chrysostom (among others). Soon you, too, will find yourself on familiar terms with the angels, and they'll begin to play in your life the larger role that God intends them to play. [less]

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Annulment: A Step by Step Guide for Divorced Catholics (Divorce & Remarriage)

Ronald T. Smith

1995    128 Pages    (Great Day Press)

Call #: 262.9.SMI   

ISBN 13: 9780879461270    ISBN 10: 0879461276

This helpful guide cuts through the red tape and confusing terminology to explain what a person needs to do to obtain an annulment.

This helpful guide cuts through the red tape and confusing terminology to explain what a person needs to do to obtain an annulment. [less]

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Another Day in Paradise: International Humanitarian Workers Tell Their Stories

256 Pages    (Orbis Books)

Call #: 361.3.ANO   

ISBN 13: 9781570754876    ISBN 10: 157075487X

Sudan, Rwanda, Somalia, Afghanistan, Bosnia, the Gaza Strip . . . Places that evoke scenes of unimaginable suffering and hardship, the human condition at its worst. But they are also places that highlight humanity at its best-the capacity for generosity, self-sacrifice, and compassion. Among those who live at the intersection of these realities are thousands of international humanitarian workers-dedicated men and women from many countries who leave behind their own comfort and security to face [...]

Sudan, Rwanda, Somalia, Afghanistan, Bosnia, the Gaza Strip . . . Places that evoke scenes of unimaginable suffering and hardship, the human condition at its worst. But they are also places that highlight humanity at its best-the capacity for generosity, self-sacrifice, and compassion. Among those who live at the intersection of these realities are thousands of international humanitarian workers-dedicated men and women from many countries who leave behind their own comfort and security to face dangers, sorrows, and brutality that most of us cannot imagine. Carol Bergman sough them out and encouraged them to tell their stories-not to add to the chronicles of horror, but as a witness and a challenge. Some of them are heroes; others, ordinary men and women who could not sit idly by while others were suffering. [less]

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Answering a Fundamentalist

Albert J. Nevins

142 Pages    (Our Sunday Visitor)

Call #: 239.NEV   

ISBN 13: 9780879734336    ISBN 10: 0879734337

If you have had a family member leave the Church for Fundamentalism or if you have ever been approached by a Fundamentalist at work or socially, you are acutely aware of the fervor in which Fundamentalists seek converts. At times their persistent methods may cause you to question your beliefs. Now there is a way to help you strengthen your Catholic Faith. Answering A Fundamentalist provides you with a more thorough understanding of a Fundamentalist's beliefs as well as replies to help you defend [...]

If you have had a family member leave the Church for Fundamentalism or if you have ever been approached by a Fundamentalist at work or socially, you are acutely aware of the fervor in which Fundamentalists seek converts. At times their persistent methods may cause you to question your beliefs. Now there is a way to help you strengthen your Catholic Faith. Answering A Fundamentalist provides you with a more thorough understanding of a Fundamentalist's beliefs as well as replies to help you defend your Faith. Before each of the sixteen chapters, Father Nevins presents a common misunderstanding about the Catholic Faith. Then using logic and reasoning rooted in Scripture and Apostolic Tradition, he dispels the misconception. Father Nevins quotes heavily from the Revised Standard Version of the King James Bible most commonly used by Fundamentalists. He quotes Scripture to show that the [less]

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