Sarah, Robert CardenalThe Power of Silence
Language: English, Spiritual – Format: ePub

In a time when technology penetrates our lives in so many ways and materialism exerts such a powerful influence over us, Cardinal Robert Sarah presents a bold book about the strength of silence. The modern world generates so much (More) noise, he says, that seeking moments of silence has become both harder and more necessary than ever before.
Silence is the indispensable doorway to the divine, explains the cardinal in this profound conversation with Nicolas Diat. Within the hushed and hallowed walls of the La Grande Chartreux, the famous Carthusian monastery in the French Alps, Cardinal Sarah addresses the following questions: Can those who do not know silence ever attain truth, beauty, or love? Do not wisdom, artistic vision, and devotion spring from silence, where the voice of God is heard in the depths of the human heart?
After the international success of God or Nothing, Cardinal Sarah seeks to restore to silence its place of honor and importance. “Silence is more important than any other human work,” he says, “for it expresses God. The true revolution comes from silence; it leads us toward God and others so as to place ourselves humbly and generously at their service.”

Hahn, ScottRome Sweet Home
Language: English, Spiritual – Format: ePub

The well-known and very popular Catholic couple, Scott and Kimberly Hahn, have been constantly travelling and speaking all over North America for the last few years about their conversion to the Catholic Church. Now these two (More) outstanding Catholic apologists tell in their own words about the incredible spiritual journey that led them to embrace Catholicism.
Scott Hahn was a Presbyterian minister, the top student in his seminary class, a brilliant Scripture scholar, and militantly anti-Catholic … until he reluctantly began to discover that his “enemy” had all the right answers. Kimberly, also a top-notch theology student in the seminary, is the daughter of a well-known Protestant minister, and went through a tremendous “dark night of the soul” after Scott converted to Catholicism.
Their conversion story and love for the Church has captured the hearts and minds of thousands of lukewarm Catholics and brought them back into an active participation in the Church. They have also influenced countless conversions to Catholicism among their friends and others who have heard their powerful testimony.
Written with simplicity, charity, grace and wit, the Hahns’ deep love and knowledge of Christ and of Scripture is evident and contagious throughout their story. Their love of truth and of neighbour is equally evident, and their theological focus on the great importance of the family, both biological and spiritual, will be a source of inspiration for all readers.

Authors VariousNew Testament. Ignatius Catholic Studies Bible.
Language: English, Spiritual – Format: ePub

This edition does not contain study questions, or the concordance.
Click here to read more about the New Testament study bible and to download the study questions.
The only Catholic Study Bible based on the Revised Standard (More) Version 2nd Catholic Edition, the Ignatius Catholic Study Bible New Testament brings together all of the books of the New Testament and the penetrating study tools developed by renowned Bible teachers Dr. Scott Hahn and Curtis Mitch.
This volume presents the written Word of God in a highly readable, accurate translation, excellent for personal and group study. Extensive study notes, topical essays and word studies provide fresh and faithful insights informed by time-tested, authentically Catholic interpretations from the Fathers of the Church and other scholars. Commentaries include the best insights of ancient, medieval and modern scholarship, and follow the Church’s guidelines for biblical interpretation. Plus, each New Testament book is outlined and introduced with an essay covering questions of authorship, date of composition, intended audience and general themes. The Ignatius Study Bible also includes handy reference materials such as a doctrinal index, a helpful cross-reference system, and various maps and charts.

Wohl, Louis deCitadel of God
Language: English, Novel – Format: ePub

Another of the popular historical novels by the distinguished de Wohl, telling the dramatic story of St. Benedict, the father of Western monasticism, who played such a major role in the Christianization and civilization of (More) post-Roman Europe in the sixth century. De Wohl weaves an intricate tapestry of love, violence and piety to recount with historical accuracy the story of St. Benedict and the tempestuous era in which he lived.
Since there are no contemporary biographies of this major saint of history and the Church, de Wohl’s inspired account is of significant importance on the subject of saint’s lives for today’s spiritual seekers. Having lived in an era of great immorality and vice, not unlike our world today, Benedict’s story has a strong message for modern Christians who seek, as he did, to turn away from the wickedness of the world to find Christ in prayer, study and solitude.

Wohl, Louis deSt. Helena and the True Cross
Language: English, Novel – Format: ePub

Set against the colorful background of power struggles in imperial Rome and battling Roman legions, this is the exciting story of St. Helena, mother of the Emperor Constantine, who found the Cross of Christ in Jerusalem.
This book (More) for young people paints a vivid portrait of a remarkable woman who overcame every obstacle with faith, hope, perseverance… and a healthy dose of ambition.In this 29th book in the acclaimed Vision Books series for youth, Louis de Wohl, known for his masterful storytelling, describes the amazing events that led to the conversion of Helena and the rise to power of her son. He also recounts the vision Constantine experienced on the eve of a pivotal battle and his subsequent legalization of Christianity in the fourth century. The story dramatically concludes with St. Helena’s final accomplishment-her dangerous and miraculous expedition to the Holy Land.
Louis de Wohl wrote numerous historical novels for adults, including The Living Wood, which is also about St. Helena and Constantine. He earned international acclaim for The Spear, and among his other popular titles are Lay Siege to Heaven, The Restless Flame, The Joyful Beggar and The Quiet Light.

Gaiman, NeilNeverwhere
Language: English, Novel – Format: ePub

Neverwhere is the stunningly original first novel from Neil Gaiman, the bestselling and prizewinning author of The Ocean at the End of the Lane and American Gods. Wired called it ‘the sort of book Terry Pratchett might produce if (More) he spent a month locked in a cellar with Frank Kafka’. This is a must-read for all those who loved Susanna Clarke’s Jonathan Strange and Mr Norrell or the magical world of J.K. Rowling.
Under the streets of London there’s a world most people could never even dream of. A city of monsters and saints, murderers and angels, and pale girls in black velvet. Richard Mayhew is a young businessman who is about to find out more than he bargained for about this other London. A single act of kindness catapults him out of his safe and predictable life and into a world that is at once eerily familiar and yet utterly bizarre. There’s a girl named Door, an Angel called Islington, an Earl who holds Court on the carriage of a Tube train, a Beast in a labyrinth, and dangers and delights beyond imagining . . . And Richard, who only wants to go home, is to find a strange destiny waiting for him below the streets of his native city.

Covey, Stephen R.First Things First
Language: English, Management & Leadership – Format: ePub

Stephen R. Covey’s First Things First is the gold standard for time management books. His principle-centered approach for prioritizing gives you time management tips that enable you to make changes and sacrifices needed in order (More) to obtain happiness and retain a feeling of security. First Things First: The Interactive Edition takes Dr. Covey’s philosophy and remasters the entire text to include easy-to-understand infographics, analysis, and more.
This time-saving version of First Things First is the efficient way to apply Dr. Covey’s tested and validated time management tips, while retaining his core message. This guide will help you:
• Get more done in less time
• Develop and retain rich relationships
• Attain inner peace
• Create balance in your life
• And, put first things first
“Covey is the hottest self-improvement consultant to hit US business since Dale Carnegie.” —USA Today
“Covey has reached the apex with First Things First. This is an important work. I can’t think of anyone who wouldn’t be helped by reading it.” —Larry King, CNN
“These goals embody a perfect balance of the mental, the physical, the spiritual, and the social.” —Booklist

Wharton, EdithEthan Frome
Language: English, Novel – Format: ePub

Ethan Frome is a book published in 1911 by the Pulitzer Prize-winning American author Edith Wharton.
Ethan Frome is set in the fictitious town of Starkfield, Massachusetts, New England, where an unnamed narrator tells the story of (More) his encounter with Ethan Frome, a man with dreams and desires that result in startling events.The novel is framed by extended flashbacks, where the narrator gradually learns about the life of the mysterious local man Ethan Frome, who was injured in a horrific “smash-up” twenty-four years before. Frome is described as “the most striking figure in Starkfield” and a “ruin of a man”. The narrator fails to get many details from the townspeople and later hires Frome as his driver for a week.

Palma, Luis de laThe History of the Sacred Passion
Language: English, Spiritual – Format: ePub

“The History of the Sacred Passion” (also known as “The Sacred Passion”) by Luis de la Palma (Spain, 1559-1641) was first published in 1624 in Spain, and has been a steady and continuous resource in the 400 years since. It is one (More) of the most influential theological yet accessible reflections on Our Lord’s suffering and death and guides the reader into a historical, spiritual and at the same time practical exploration of the week leading up to Jesus Christ’s crucifixion, death and burial.
This Kindle edition presents de la Palma’s classic work for the first time in a clear and accurately edited format in english. Using various enhancements, it brings it closer to the 21st century reader by making its narrative easier to read and follow but without changing the excellent and enduring 1872 english translation by Henry Coleridge (save in a very few instances when recourse has had to be made to the spanish original in order to render its proper essence to today’s audience).
For example:
– latin texts (just like the chapter headings) have been presented in red so that the reader may more easily advance and effectively follow the overall narrative;
– latin texts originally without english translation, or whose meaning cannot be directly discerned from the contextual english text, have been translated, with the english translation presented between curly brackets;
– various english words have been shown in a more relatable spelling where the original might today be confusing;
– its chapters have been conveniently separated into sub-chapters with headings, following La Palma’s original, to facilitate a more comfortable reading;
– praise for La Palma’s work has been sourced from the 17th century through to the 20th and presented in the early pages;
– typography and layout have been carefully designed such that reading is easier and comfortable on the eye;
and so on. Where the original latin text is a scriptural quote, the Douay-Rheims bible version english translation has been used.
It is hoped that the reader reap the many benefits that this classic work of a wholly accessible Christian theology so engrossingly offers; a significant reason why La Palma’s book has remained doggedly relevant to this day.

Fellowes, JulianBelgravia
Language: English, Novel – Format: ePub

FROM THE CREATOR OF DOWNTON ABBEY: NOW A MAJOR TV SERIES’A modern classic that will fill any Downton-shaped hole’ Daily ExpressIt is the evening of 15 June 1815, and the Duchess of Richmond has thrown a magnificent ball in (More) Brussels for the Duke of Wellington. The guests include James and Anne Trenchard – who have made their money in trade – along with their beautiful daughter Sophia.When the Trenchards move into the fashionable new area of Belgravia some twenty-five years later, they are surrounded by some of London society’s most influential families. But something happened that night of the ball, so long ago, that threatens their new status.Because behind Belgravia’s magnificent doors is a world of secrets, gossip and intrigue.
‘Stunning’ Mail on Sunday’Written with brio, the novel races along with all the page-turning suspense of a thriller’ Fanny Blake, Woman & Home’A jolly romp about Fellowes’s favourite subject, class’ Sunday Times’Immersive and intriguing’ Stylist