The material in this book was written “with a particular purpose, a special method, and a deliberate spirit. The purpose: to bring solace, healing and hope to hearts; truth and enlightenment to minds; goodness, strength and resolution to wills. The method: the application of eternal moral and spiritual principles to the basic problems of individual and social life today. The spirit is that of charity: love of God and love of neighbor.” With these words, Bishop Sheen explains the way he went about the composition of this timely pastoral guide to finding peace, hope and contentment in this life and eternal happiness in the life to come. Fans of Bishop Sheen will find in these pages much that will remind them of why he endeared himself to the hearts and minds of so many during his long and fruitful life and why he continues to be missed by so many even today. It is the publisher’s hope that this little book will introduce him to a whole new generation of readers hungering for the Gospel message in a package that is both palatable and practical.
About the Author: Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen (1895-1979) needs no introduction to the millions who enjoyed listening to him on radio or watching him on TV during the 1940’s, 50’s and 60’s when his ratings went through the roof. A pioneer in the use of the mass media — radio, television and the press — to convey the truths of the Gospel to people of all religious and ethnic backgrounds, he attributed his phenomenal success to the grace of God, lots of study, and intense personal prayer.