In scholarly, yet reader-friendly prose, DeMarco and Wiker examine the roots of the Culture of Death by introducing 23 of its architects, including Ayn Rand, Charles Darwin, Karl Marx, Jean-Paul Sartre, Alfred Kinsey, Margaret Sanger, Jack Kevorkian, and Peter Singer. This is not a book without hope. The personalism of John Paul II is an illuminating thread that runs through Architects, serving as a hopeful antidote.
Completely re-designed and newly typeset with wider margins and improved line-spacing for comfortable reading. This popular red leather bound Ignatius Revised Standard Version-Catholic Edition Bible, includes minor revisions to some of the archaic language used in the first edition. The revised version is a contemporary English translation without dumbing-down the text. This second edition of the RSV doesn’t put the biblical text through a filter to make it acceptable to current tastes and prejudices, and it retains the beauty of the RSV language that has made it such a joy to read and reflect on the Word of God. Now the only Catholic Bible in standard English is even more beautiful in word and design!
In its mother’s womb, a tiny baby grows, explores the waters, and talks with the angel who is there. Children will delight in the gentle illustrations and beloved story of that baby and the angel in the waters because the journey from conception to birth is their story, too.
Philosopher and prolific writer Peter Kreeft defends against attacks from atheists and agnostics in this work of popular apologetics aimed at both teens and adults. The masterful Kreeft tackles sixteen crucial issues about the deeper meaning of life, from "Is faith reasonable?," Can you prove there is a God?", and "Why is Jesus different?," to "Why is sex so confusing?," "Why is there evil?", and "Why must we die?" An intellectual and spiritual feast,Because God is Real is ideal for those exploring faith for the first time, as well as for confirmation and religious education classes.
This is the most authoritative, complete and up-to-date book on all the facts, history and devotion of the story of Our Lady of Guadalupe. It includes the latest research and contributions from numerous Guadalupe experts. Over 35 article topics, both scholarly and popular, include the historical roots of Guadalupe, scientific studies of the tilma, miracles and conversions, and much more. It offers the most in-depth treatment available of the biblical, liturgical, sociological, historical and scientific evidence on the Image and Our Lady's message for today.
An exhilarating conversion story of Steve Ray, a devout Baptist, who relates how he overcame his hostility to the Catholic Church by a combination of serious Bible study and vast research of the writings of the early Church Fathers. In addition to a moving account of their conversion that caused Ray and his wife to "cross the Tiber" to Rome, he offers an in-depth treatment of Baptism and the Eucharist in Scripture and the ancient Church. It contains perhaps the most complete compilation of biblical and patristic quotations and commentary available on Baptism and the Eucharist, as well as a detailed analysis of Sola Scriptura and Tradition.
Down-to-earth, practical guide on how to transform your confessions from embarrassing moments in a dark room into profound experiences of God's love. Fr. John Kane provides solid guidelines for how you can make the most effective possible use of the sacrament of Reconciliation. Even better, he shows you how to carry the grace of Confession into your daily life, so that you'll start winning - consistently - your battles against sin. How to Make a Good Confession is a book you can return to again and again in order to renew your sense of God’s mercy.
Millions love St. Therese of Lisieux, not only for her wisdom, but for her unwavering passion to serve God in life and in death. Listen with your heart as this most popular of saints speaks with simple charm about her life.These 120 readings excerpted from the writings of St. Therese of Lisieux will help you get to know firsthand the pure, simple girl whome Pope St. Pius X called "the greatest saint of modern times."
A very readable book on the natural law as seen through the teachings of Aquinas and their foundations in reason and Revelation. Charles 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. It is a firmly grounded and accessible handbook which touches on the most important topics regarding natural law that will benefit readers of all backgrounds.
The Hidden Power of Kindness: A Practical Handbook for Souls Who Dare to Transform the World, One Deed at a Time shows you how to become more aware of even your most offhand daily actions. You’ll find simple, step-by-step, and spiritually crucial directions for how to overcome the habitual unkindnesses that creep into the behavior of even the most careful souls.If you want to make progress in the spiritual life, you can’t afford to miss the bracing insights in this handbook for souls who yearn to be kinder. They’ll give you years of solid help in overcoming sin so that you’ll live more fully with others — and truly transform your corner of the world!