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Title: The Betrothed
Author: Alessandro Manzoni
ISBN: 978014044274
Price: 18.00
Publisher: Penguin Classics
Format: Paperback
Pages: 720
Description:
Set in Lombardy during the Spanish occupation of the late 1620's, The Betrothed tells the story of two young lovers, Renzo and Lucia, prevented from marrying by the petty tyrant Don Rodrigo, who desires Lucia for himself. Forced to flee, they are then cruelly separated, must face many dangers including plague, famine and imprisonment, and confront a variety of strange characters - the mysterious Nun of Monza, the fiery Father Cristoforo and the sinister "Unnamed" - in their struggle to be reunited. A vigorous portrayal of enduring passion, The Betrothed's exploration of love, power and faith presents a whirling panorama of seventeenth-century Italian life and is one of the greatest European historical novels.
Title: Medieval Exegesis
Author: DeLubac
ISBN: 0802841457
Price: 45.00
Publisher: William B. Berdmans Publishing Company
Publication Date: April 1998
Format: Trade Paperback
Pages: 489
Description:
"In Medieval Exegesis one of the greatest Catholic thinkers of the twentieth century opens the way to exploration of the vast intriguing but little known land of medieval theology. Henri de Lubac shows how medieval authors gathered and joined multiple kinds of biblical interpretation, yielding them an immense harvest of theology that can still richly profit contemporary readers of the Bible" Robin D. Young
Title: The Splendor of the Church
Author: Henri de Lubac
ISBN: 978089870742
Price: 19.95
Publisher: Ignatius
Format: Trade Paperback
Pages: 384
Description:
Drawing deeply from Scripture and Tradition, de Lubac provides readers with a spiritual and theological feast. His is a rich and profound meditation on the Church, revealing her multifaceted, mysterious reality as both a visible, hierarchical community and an invisible, spiritual communion. At the same time, de Lubac reflects on the Church as a community moving through history to its consummation in Christ, as well as her being the spotless and glorious Bride of Christ. Also treated is the mysterious relationship between the Church and the Eucharist, the "heart of the Church" (a relationship upon which Pope John Paul II's encyclical on the eucharist, Ecclesia de Eucharistia, drew). Other important themes include the Church as the Sacrament of Christ , as Mother of Christians, and as profoundly united to Mary, Virgin and Mother, the model of the Church. In short, The Splendor of the Church is a monumental doctrinal and More...
Title: Loving the Church
Author: Christoph Schoenborn
ISBN: 978089870676
Price: 14.95
Publisher: Ignatius
Publication Date: February 1998
Format: Trade Paperback
Pages: 218
Description:
"It is an awesome task to preach a retreat in the presence of the Pope, Archbishop Schoenborn does it successfully by presenting the methods of St. Ignatius Loyola's famous retreat in a fresh way using the Catechism, the Bible, and St. Therese of Lisieux."
Title: The End of the Modern World
Author: Romano Guardini
ISBN: 978188292658
Price: 14.95
Publisher: Intercollegiate College Institute
Publication Date: April 2001
Format: Trade Paperback
Pages: 220
Title: Hamlet
Author: Shakespeare
ISBN: 978019283416
Price: 10.95
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publication Date: June 1998
Format: Trade Paperback
Pages: 416
Title: The Karamazov Brothers
Author: Fyodor Dostoevsky
ISBN: 978019283509
Price: 14.95
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publication Date: August 1998
Format: Trade Paperback
Pages: 1054
Description:
Bound up with this intense drama is an exploration of many deeply felt ideas about God, freedom, the collective nature of guilt, the disastrous consequences of rationalism. The novel is also richly comic: the Church, the law and even the author's most cherished causes and beliefs are presented with irreverance, so that orthodoxy and radicalism, sanity and madness, love and hatred, right and wrong are no longer mutually exclusive.
Title: Crime and Punishment
Author: Fyodor Dostoevsky
ISBN: 978014044913
Price: 15.00
Publisher: Penguin Classics
Publication Date: December 2002
Format: Trade Paperback
Pages: 718
Description:
Raskolnikov, a destitute and desperate former student, wanders through the slums of St. Petersburg and commits a random murder without remorse or regret. He imagines himself to be a great man, a Napoleon: acting for a higher purpose beyond conventional moral law. But as he embarks on a dangerous game of cat and mouse with a suspicious police investigator, Raskolnikov is pursued by the growing voice of his conscience and finds the noose of his own guilt tightening around his neck. Only Sonya, a downtrodden prostitute, can offer the chance of redemption.
Title: Demons
Author: Fyodor Dostoevsky
ISBN: 978014144141
Price: 18.00
Publisher: Penguin Classics
Publication Date: 06/24/08
Format: Trade Paperback
Pages: 880
Description:
Verkhovensky and Stavrogin are the leaders of a Russian revolutionary cell. Their aim is to overthrow the government, destroy society and seize power for themselves. But when it seems their motley group is about to be discovered, will their recruits be willing to kill on of their own circle in order to cover their tracks? Partly based on the real-life case of a student murdered by is fellow revolutionaries, Dostoyevsky's expansive novel is a powerful and prophetic, yet also lively and often comic depiction of nineteenth-century Russia, and a savage indictment of the madness and self-destruction of those who use violence to serve their beliefs.
Title: The Idiot
Author: Fyodor Dostoevsky
ISBN: 978019283411
Price: 11.95
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publication Date: 08/01/08
Format: Trade Paperback
Pages: 688
Description:
"The main idea of the novel isto depict the positively good man, There is nothing more difficult than this in the world, especially nowadays." Dostoevsky Into a compelling real portrait of nineteenth-century Russian society Dostoevsky introduces his ideal hero, the saintly Prince Myshkin. the tensions subsequently unleashed by the hero's innocence, truthfulness, and humility betray the inadequacy of his moral idealism and disclose the spiritual emptiness of a society that cannot accommodate him. Mushkin's mission ends in idiocy and darkness, but it is the world that is rotten not he.
Title: God at the Ritz
Author: Lorenzo Albacete
ISBN: 978082452472
Price: 14.95
Publisher: Crossroads Publishing
Publication Date: 9/25/07
Format: Trade Paperback
Pages: 208
Description:
Lorenzo Albacete, a close friend of Pope John Paul II, physicist, and New York Times columnist, shows that religion has a place amid conversations on science and contemporary culture. With humor and honesty, Albacete answers questions about life and death, good and evil, science and religion, religion and politics, and other issues
Title: Literary Converts
Author: Joseph Pearce
ISBN: 97815861715
Price: 19.95
Publisher: Ignatius
Publication Date: 1/28/06
Format: Trade Paperback
Pages: 452
Description:
The twentieth century has been marked by both belief and unbelief. While church attendance has declined, the lives of many of the more salient figures of our times have been influenced and inspired by Christianity. Literary Converts is a biographical exploration into the spiritual lives of some of those figures. It takes us on a journey into the deepest beliefs of some of the great writers in the English language -- from G. K. Chesterton to Evelyn Waugh, Edith Sitwell to Siegfried Sassoon. Many will be intrigued to know more about what inspired their literary heroes; others will find the association of such names with Christian belief controversial. Whatever our viewpoint, Literary Converts touches on some of the more important questions of the twentieth century, making it a fascinating read.
Title: The Drama of Atheist Humanism
Author: Henri de Lubac
ISBN: 978089870443
Price: 24.95
Publisher: Ignatius
Publication Date: 10/28/95
Format: Trade Paperback
Pages: 539
Description:
De Lubac traces the origin of 19th century attempts to construct a humanism apart from God, the sources of contemporary atheism which purports to have "moved beyond God." The three persons he focuses on are Feuerbach, who greatly influenced Marx; Nietzsche, who represents nihilism; and Comte, who is the father of all forms of positivism. He then shows that the only one who really responded to this ideology was Dostoevsky, a kind of prophet who criticizes in his novels this attempt to have a society without God. Despite their historical and scholarly appearance, de Lubac's work clearly refers to the present. As he investigates the sources of modern atheism, particularly in its claim to have definitely moved beyond the idea of God, he is thinking of an ideology prevalent today in East and West which regards the Christian faith as a completely outdated.
Title: Literary Converts
Author: Joseph Pearce
ISBN: 97808987079
Price: 24.95
Publisher: Ignatius
Publication Date: 3/01/00
Format:
Pages: 452
Description:
The twentieth century has been marked by both belief and unbelief. While church attendance has declined, the lives of many of the more salient figures of our times have been influenced and inspired by Christianity. Literary Converts is a biographical exploration into the spiritual lives of some of those figures. It takes us on ajourney into the deepest beliefs of some of the great writers in the English language -- from G. K. Chesterton to Evelyn Waugh, Edith Sitwell to Siegfried Sassoon. Many will be intrigued to know more about what inspired their literary heroes; others will find the association of such names with Christian belief controversial. Whatever our viewpoint, Literary Converts touches on some of the more important questions of the twentieth century, making it a fascinating read.
Title: Flannery O'Connor: The Complete Stories
Author: Flannery O'Connor
ISBN: 978037451536
Price: 18.00
Publisher: Farrar, Straus & Giroux
Publication Date: 1/1/71
Format: Trade Paperback
Pages: 555
Description:
The publication of this extraordinary volume firmly established Flannery O'Connor's monumental contribution to American fiction. There are thirty-one stories here in all, including twelve that do not appear in the only two story collections O'Connor put together in her short lifetime—Everything That Rises Must Converge and A Good Man Is Hard to Find.
Title: The Kings Achievement
Author: Robert Hugh Benson
ISBN: 978159818996
Price: 16.95
Publisher: Alan Rodgers Books
Publication Date: 9/1/06
Format: Trade Paperback
Pages: 360
Description:
Benson tells the story of a fictitious family during the time of King Henry VIII's dissolution of English monasteries. The brothers of the Torridon family make their way in the world -- the eldest, Ralph, in service to Cromwell and the youngest, Christopher in service to God and the Catholic Church as a monk in the Priory at Lewes. Their paths carry them to completely different destinations and Ralph is instrumental in turning Christopher and his fellow monks out of their monastery. Christopher, however, manages to rise above his pride and anger and ministers to Ralph in his hour of need.
Title: St. Thomas & St Francis
Author: G.K. Chesterton
ISBN: 97808987094
Price: 16.95
Publisher: Ignatius
Publication Date: 10/1/02
Format: Trade Paperback
Pages: 275
Description:
"Here, together in a single volume, are the two biographies that many critics consider to be Chesterton's best and the best short portraits ever written of these two great saints. St. Francis of Assisi was first published in 1923, shortly after Chesterton was received into the Catholic Church. It is a profoundly Catholic work, explaining and illuminating the life of St. Francis in a way no other biography has. The spiritual kinship the author felt with his subject enables the reader to delve into insights on the character of Francis that have eluded many." St. Thomas Aquinas was written later in Chesterton's career. It also is enriched by the author's unique ability to see the world through the saint's eyes, a view that shows us Aquinas in a fresh way. Chesterton's pen brings the author of the Summa vividly to life.
Title: Catholic Martyrs of the 20th Century
Author: Robert Royal
ISBN: 97808245241
Price: 19.95
Publisher: The Crossroad Publishing Compsny
Publication Date: 10/06
Format: Trade Paperback
Pages: 448
Description:
In the twentieth century, more Catholics were persecuted, tortured, and martyred than in any previous century. The willingness to die for one's beliefs is the ultimate test of faith. The willingness to slaughter others for their faith is the ultimate proof of tyranny. Never before have faith and tyranny clashed with the ferocity of the twentieth century. From the atholic martyrs at Auschwitz to Oscar Romer; from Ita Ford and her companions to the recent murders of Christians in India: it is estimated that more than one million believers died for their faith in the "century of progress" we have just experienced.
Title: Joan of Arc: By Herself and Her Witnesses
Author: Regine Pernoud
ISBN: 978081281260
Price: 16.95
Publisher: Rowan and Littlefield Publishers
Publication Date: 1/25/69
Format: Trade Paperback
Pages: 316
Description:
This is historical biography as it should be written...The author uses the letters, chronicles, and testimony at Joan's trial to thrust the legendary aspects of this young girl's life into the background and create an alive, believable human being. The translator, Edward Hyams, received the Scott-Moncrireff Translation Prize in 1965 for this book." 'Library Journal
Title: Father Elijah
Author: Michael O'Brien
ISBN: 978089870690
Price: 17.95
Publisher: Ignatius
Format: Trade Paperback
Pages: 597
Description:
"Enthralling reading. This book deserves the very exalted tribute of being reminiscent of Tolstoy and Charles Williams. One is almost agog at the dexterity - the artistry really - with which O'Brien shapes enormously charged material into a narrative which exhibits the integrity one finds only in the very best fiction." Thomas Howard
Title: Paradise
Author: Dante Alighieri, translation by Anthony Esolen
ISBN: 97808129772
Price: 14.00
Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
Publication Date: 2/13/07
Format: Trade Paperback
Pages: 544
Description:
In this, the concluding volume of "The Divine Comedy, Dante ascends from the devastation of the Inferno and the trials of Purgatory. Led by his beloved Beatrice, he enters Paradise to profess his faith, hope, and love before the Heavenly court. Completed shortly before his death, Paradise is the volume that perhaps best expresses Dante's spiritual philosophy about resurrection, redemption, and the nature of divinity. It also affords modern-day readers a clear widow into late medieval perceptions about faith. A bilingual text, classic illustrations by Gustave Dore, an appendix that reproduces Dante's key sources, and other features make this the definitive edition of Dante's ultimate masterwork.
Title: Inferno
Author: Dante Alighieri, translation by Anthony Esolen
ISBN: 978081297006
Price: 14.00
Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
Publication Date: 1/3/12
Format: Trade Paperback
Pages: 528
Description:
"Crisp and clear, Esolen's version avoids two modern temptations: a slavish literalness to the Italian or a taking of liberties inn the attempt to make this greatest of medieval poems esthetically modern ... In addition to his scholarly tact, Esolen is simply one of the most vigorous English translators of Dante ever."
Title: Purgatory
Author: Dante Alighieri, translation by Anthony Esolen
ISBN: 978081297125
Price: 11.95
Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
Publication Date: 3/9/04
Format: Trade Paperback
Pages: 544
Description:
Purgatory, the mountain that straightens souls made crooked by the world, is Dante's most conceptually brilliant creation. Anthony Esolen's vivid and innovative new rendering unearths Dante's own voice with unprecedented vigor, accuracy, and a masterly use of English meter. It will set the standard for years to come.
Title: Rilkes Book of Hours
Author: Rainer Maria Rilke
ISBN: 978159448156
Price: 16.00
Publisher: Penguin Group
Publication Date: 11/1/05
Format: Trade Paperback
Pages: 272
Description:
"These poems of spiritual yearning and discovery composed by the Rilke one hundred years ago feel very fresh and moving in the beautifully transparent, supple versions of Anita Barrows and Joanna Macy. With their psalm-like directness and emotional urgency, they nourish and quicken the life of the spirit." Chana Bloch, translator of "The Song of Songs"
Title: The Habit of Being
Author: Flannery O'Connor
ISBN: 978037452104
Price: 24.00
Publisher: Farrar, Straus & Giroux
Publication Date: 8/1/88
Format: Trade Paperback
Pages: 624
Description:
Winner of the National Book Critics Circle Special Award "I have come to think that the true likeness of Flannery O'Connor will be painted by herself, a self-portrait in words, to be found in her letters . . . There she stands, a phoenix risen from her own words: calm, slow, funny, courteous, both modest and very sure of herself, intense, sharply penetrating, devout but never pietistic, downright, occasionally fierce, and honest in a way that restores honor to the word."—Sally Fitzgerald, from the Introduction
Title: The End of the Affair
Author: Graham Greene
ISBN: 978014029109
Price: 14.00
Publisher: Penguin Group
Publication Date: 11/28/99
Format: Trade Paperback
Pages: 192
Description:
"This is a record of hate far more than of love," writes Maurice Bendrix in the opening passages of The End of the Affair. And it is a strange hate indeed that compels him to set down the retrospective account of his adulterous affair with Sarah Miles -- a hate bred of a passion that ultimately lost out to God. Now, a year after Sarah's death, Bendrix seeks to exorcise the persistence of that passion by retracing its course from obsessive love to lovehate. At the start he believes he hates Sarah and her husband, Henry. By the end of the book, Bendrix's hatred has shifted to the God he feels has broken his life but whose existence he has at last come to recognize. Originally published in 1951, The End of the Affair was acclaimed by William Faulkner as "for me one of the best, most true and moving More...
Title: Paul of Tarsus
Author: Joseph Holzner
ISBN: 978090613861
Price: 14.95
Publisher: Scepter
Publication Date: 12/1/02
Format: Trade Paperback
Pages: 539
Description:
Rev. Joseph Holzner's extensive biography of St. Paul is rigorously based on biblical and other sources. The reader's attention is drawn to the Apostle's Christian virtues, to his faithful response to the divine call, his union with God, his apostolic spirit in tackling every difficulty.... Pauline doctrine is described with in the context of the culture in which it was developed, this is the key to a deeper understanding of the Letters of St. Paul.
Title: Cancer Ward
Author: Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn
ISBN: 978037451199
Price: 20.00
Publisher: Farrar, Straus & Giroux
Publication Date: 11/1/91
Format: Trade Paperback
Pages: 560
Description:
"Cancer Ward," which has been compared to the masterpiece of another Nobel Prize winner, Thomas Mann's " The Magic Mountain," examines the relationships of a group of people in a provincial Soviet hospital in 1955, two years after Stalin's death. Through their stories, Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn has created a vivid portrait of life in the Soviet Union.
Title: Barabbas
Author: Par Lagerkvist
ISBN: 978067972544
Price: 14.00
Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Publication Date: 11/28/1989
Format: Trade Paperback
Pages: 160
Description:
Barabbas is the acquitted; the man whose life was exchanged for that of Jesus of Nazareth, crucified upon the hill of Golgotha. Barabbas is a man condemned to have no god. "Christos Iesus" is carved on the disk suspended from his neck, but he cannot affirm his faith. He cannot pray. He can only say, "I want to believe." Translated from the Swedish by Alan Blair
Title: The Wife
Author: Sigrid Undset
ISBN: 978014118041
Price: 15.00
Publisher: Penguin Group
Publication Date: 12/28/97
Format: Trade Paperback
Pages: 336
Description:
Set in fourteenth-century Norway, "The Wreath" begins the life story of Kristin Lavransdatter. Starting with Ktristin's childhood and continuing through her romance with Erlend Nikulaussen, a dangerously charming and impetuous man, Sigrid Undset re-creates the historical backdrop in vivid detail, immersing readers in the day-to-day life, social conventions, and political undercurrents of the period. But the story she tells is a modern one, brought to life with clarity and lyrical beauty in this remarkable translation by Tiina Nunnally. Defying her parents and stubbornly pursuing her own happiness, Kristin emerges as a woman who loves with power and passion.
Title: The Wife
Author: Sigrid Undset
ISBN: 978014118128
Price: 15.00
Publisher: Penguin Group
Publication Date: 11/28/99
Format: Trade Paperback
Pages: 448
Description:
The Wife (1921) continues the story of a passionate and willful woman in medieval Norway. Kristin is now married to Erlend Nikulausson, a man whose single-minded determination to become an influential social and political figure forces Kristin to take over the management of Erlend's estate, Husbay, while raising their seven sons. Once again, Undset presents the rich historical detail and compelling characters that make her Norway's most beloved author.
Title: The Cross
Author: Sigrid Undset
ISBN: 978014118235
Price: 16.00
Publisher: Penguin Group
Publication Date: 4/28/00
Format: Trade Paperback
Pages: 464
Description:
The Cross (1922) finds Kristin returning with her husband, Erlend, and their sons to her childhood home, Jorundgaard. As the boys grow older, Kristin is increasingly worried about their prospects, and she and Erlend become estranged. The most devastating and emotional volume in the trilogy, The Cross chronicles the trials and losses Kristin must bear, and how she finds the strength to endure them. This final chapter in her story emphasized the medieval belief that the spiritual world has primacy over the material one, a belief with which Undset herself concurred but found lacking in most of her own contemporaries.
Title: The Friendship of Christ
Author: Robert Hugh Benson
ISBN: 978188933440
Price: 9.95
Publisher: Scepter
Publication Date: 1/28/02
Format: Trade Paperback
Pages: 148
Description:
The Friendship of Christ shows you how to enjoy a relationship with God the Son that’s as easy and intimate as that between two old friends. Robert Hugh Benson explains how Christ works in the souls of those who seek Him, and how Christ is the one ideal friend in whom we find, perfect and complete, that for which we look in the faces of our human lovers. Examining Christ in the Church, the Eucharist, and in His earthly ministry, he introduces you to this ideal friend.
Title: Religion and the Rise of Western Culture
Author: Christopher Dawson
ISBN: 978038542110
Price: 15.00
Publisher: Doubleday Religious Publishing Group
Publication Date: 11/1/91
Format: Trade Paperback
Pages: 244
Description:
In this edition of his classic work, "Religion and the Rise of Western Culture," Christopher Dawson addresses two of the most pressing subjects of our day: the origin of Europe and the religious roots of Western culture. With the magisterial sweep of Toynbee, to whom he is often compared, Dawson tells here the tale of medieval Christendom. From the brave travels of sixth-century Irish monks to the grand synthesis of Thomas Aquinas in the thirteenth century, Dawson brilliantly shows how vast spiritual movements arose from tiny origins and changed the face of medieval Europe from one century to the next. The legacy of those years of ferment remains with us in the great cathedrals, Gregorian chant, and the works of Giotto and Dante. Even more, though, for Dawson these centuries charged the soul of the West with a spiritual concern--a concern that he insists "can never be entirely More...
Title: Handmaid of the Lord
Author: Adrienne Von Speyr
ISBN: 978089870042
Price: 12.95
Publisher: Ignatius
Publication Date: 10/85
Format: Trade Paperback
Description:
Von Speyr's masterpiece on the life, attitude, and prayer of the Mother of God. She shows how Mary's assent to God's will, as personified in her fiat, "let it be done to me according to thy word", is what defines and sanctifies every aspect of her life. New insights into Mary's holiness, suffering, prayer, and her role of spiritual motherhood for all mankind.
Title: Peace Like a River
Author: Leif Enger
ISBN: 978080213925
Price: 14.95
Publisher: Grove/Atlantic, Inc.
Publication Date: 8/28/2002
Format: Trade Paperback
Pages: 320
Description:
Born with no air in his lungs, it was only when Reuben Land's father, Jeremiah, picked him up and commanded him to breathe that Reuben's lungs filled. Reuben struggles with debilitating asthma from then on, making him a boy who knows firsthand that life is a gift, and also one who suspects that his father is touched by God and can overturn the laws of nature. The quiet 1960's midwestern life of the Lands is upended when Reuben's brother Davy kills to marauders who have come to harm the family. The morning of his sentencing, Davy -- a hero to some, a cold-blooded murderer to others -- escapes from his cell, and the Lands set out in search of him. Their journey is touched by serendipity and the kindness of strangers, and they cover territory far more extraordinary than even the Badlands where they search for Davy from their Airstream trailer. Sprinkled More...
Title: The Master and Margarita
Author: Mikhail Bulgakov
ISBN: 978067976080
Price: 14.00
Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Publication Date: 3/28/96
Format: Trade Paperback
Pages: 384
Description:
Publishers Weekly Bulgakov's satire of the greed and corruption of Soviet authorities illustrates the redemptive nature of art and faith, and Julian Rhind-Tutt's superb interpretation does the classic full justice. With a dramatic flair and a deep, multilayered voice, he pulls off a host of fantastical characters including Professor Woland (Satan) and several of his associates, Pontius Pilate and Jesus Christ, witches and madmen and a variety of early 20th-century Moscow literary and theater types. Two minor caveats: a few characterizations are too nasal, and his cockney accents for low-class Russian characters are a bit disconcerting. (June) Joyce Carol Oates A wild surrealistic romp…. Brilliantly flamboyant and outrageous. —The Detroit News
Title: A Soldier of the Great War
Author: Mark Helprin
ISBN: 978015603113
Price: 16.00
Publisher: Harvest
Publication Date: June 01, 2005
Format: Trade Paperback
Pages: 864
Description:
From acclaimed novelist Mark Helprin, a lush, literary epic about love, beauty, and the world at war Alessandro Giuliani, the young son of a prosperous Roman lawyer, enjoys an idyllic life full of privilege: he races horses across the country to the sea, he climbs mountains in the Alps, and, while a student of painting at the ancient university in Bologna, he falls in love. Then the Great War intervenes. Half a century later, in August of 1964, Alessandro, a white-haired professor, tall and proud, meets an illiterate young factory worker on the road. As they walk toward Monte Prato, a village seventy kilometers away, the old man--a soldier and a hero who became a prisoner and then a deserter, wandering in the hell that claimed Europe--tells him how he tragically lost one family and gained another. The boy, envying the richness and drama of Alessandro's experiences, realizes that this magnificent More...
Title: Murder in the Cathedral
Author: T. S. Eliot
ISBN: 978015663277
Price: 9.00
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Publication Date: 3/28/64
Format: Trade Paperback
Pages: 96
Description:
T. S. Eliot's verse dramatization of the murder of Thomas Becket at Canterbury, winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature The Archbishop Thomas Becket speaks fatal words before he is martyred in T. S. Eliot's best-known drama, based on the murder of the Archbishop of Canterbury in 1170. Praised for its poetically masterful handling of issues of faith, politics, and the common good, T. S. Eliot's play bolstered his reputation as the most significant poet of his time. A dramatization in verse of the murder of Thomas Becket at Canterbury.
Title: The Wisdom of the Poor One of Assisi
Author: Eloi Leclerc, M.D. Johnson
ISBN: 978093272745
Price: 8.95
Publisher: Hope Publishing House
Publication Date: 9/28/1991
Format: Trade Paperback
Pages: 116
Description:
Returning from a pilgrimage to the Holy Land, St. Francis finds the order of humble friars, which he had founded, has grown so tremendously that now over 6,000 monks consider themselves "Franciscans." But St. Francis is appalled to find that with this apparent success came a total rejection of his original vision which this thriving community of friars regarded as outmoded and unsuited for their current needs. When he remonstrates, they suggest that if Francis cannot adapt to the new rules and regulations, perhaps he should go elsewhere. Rejected by the order which he founded and despondent that the vision he felt God gave him is being scorned, Francis withdraws to a mountain hermitage with his beloved Brother Leo. There in a Spartan cave during a long winter of the soul Francis arrives at new insights into what God requires of those who would follow Christ. This heartening story brings comfort to all More...
Title: The Life of Christ
Author: Fulton Sheen
ISBN: 978038513220
Price: 17.95
Publisher: The Doubleday Religious Publishing Group
Publication Date: 8/28/1977
Format: Trade Paperback
Pages: 476
Description:
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 More...
Title: The Lord
Author: Romano Guardino
ISBN: 978089526714
Price: 19.95
Publisher: Regnery Publishing, Incorporated, An Eagle Publishing Company
Publication Date: 1/28/1982
Format: Trade Paperback
Pages: 629
Description:
"This book is a masterpiece. It embodies the wealth of modern exegetical criticism opened by Protestant theologians like Karl Barth; the great traditions of 'devotio moderna'; French 17th century thought; the great insights of the Catholic mystics; and the matured speculation of scholasticism. But above all, it is an approach to Christ through the Gospels".--Commonwealth.
Title: The Rosary of Our Lady
Author: Romano Guardino
ISBN: 978091847778
Price: 11.95
Publisher: Sophia Institute Press
Publication Date: 7/1/99
Format: Trade Paperback
Pages: 164
Description:
The Rosary book for everyone: This charming book will help to awaken or deepen your devotion to this beautiful prayer. Msgr. Romano Guardini offers clear explanations of the Rosary and fresh insights into the Mysteries found within it.
Title: The Power of the Powerless
Author: Václav Havel
ISBN: 978087332761
Price: 34.95
Publisher: Sharpe, M. E. Inc.
Publication Date: 6/1/85
Format: Trade Paperback
Pages: 228
Description:
Books of great political insight and novelty always outlive their time of birth and this reissued work, initially published in 1985, is no exception. Written shortly after the formation of Charter 7, the essays in this collection are among the most original and compelling pieces of political writing to have emerged from central and Eastern Europe during the whole of the post-war period.
Title: Angels & Demons: What do we really know about them
Author: Peter Kreeft
ISBN: 0898705509
Price: 12.95
Publisher: Ignatius
Publication Date: 12/12/95
Format: Trade Paperback
Pages: 157
Description:
In response to actual questions many people have asked him about angels & demons, well-known author and philosophy professor Peter Kreeft separates fact from fantasy and myth from reality as he answers 101 common questions about these spiritual beings. Based on a very popular college course he teaches on this subject, this book responds to the incredible amount of interest in angelic beings and attempts to clear up some of the misinformation abounding in numerous books today on what we really know about these mysterious spirits
Title: The Power and the Glory
Author: Graham Greene
ISBN: 978014243730
Price: 15.00
Publisher: Penguin Group
Publication Date: 2/25/03
Format: Trade Paperback
Pages: 240
Description:
In a poor, remote section of Southern Mexico, the paramilitary group, the Red Shirts, have taken control. God has been outlawed, and the priests have been systematically hunted down and killed. Now, the last priest is on the run. Too human for heroism, too humble for martyrdom, the little worldly “whiskey priest” is nevertheless impelled toward his squalid Calvary as much by his own compassion for humanity as by the efforts of his pursuers. In his introduction, John Updike calls The Power and the Glory, “Graham Greene’s masterpiece…. The energy and grandeur of his finest novel derive from the…will toward compassion, an ideal communism even more Christian than Communist.”
Title: Be Saints!
Author: Amy Welborn
ISBN: 978186082773
Price: 14.95
Publisher: Ignatius Press
Publication Date: 2/28/2013
Format:
Title: Friendship with Jesus
Author: Amy Welborn
ISBN: 978158617619
Price: 14.95
Publisher: Ignatius Press
Publication Date: 8/28/2011
Format:
Pages: 32
Description:
To receive Jesus in Holy Communion is to enter into a lifelong friendship with him. In this beautifully illustrated book, Amy Welborn, well-known author and blogger, introduces Pope Benedict's profound yet simple answers to various questions put to him by children in Rome who had recently made their First Holy Communion. Pope Benedict's answers, and the children's wonderful questions concerning this very important spiritual occasion in their young lives, provide inspiring text for this beautiful gift book for First Communion.
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