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Vázquez de Prada, AndrésThe Founder of Opus Dei. Vol.1: The Early Years
Language: English, History & Biography – Format: ePub


This is the first volume of three about the life of Saint Josemaria Escriva. He has been hailed as a pioneer in helping ordinary Christians find God in their daily lives. Moved as a teenager by footprints of a barefoot Carmelite (More) priest in the snow, Josemaria felt called to greater generosity in the priesthood and in his struggles to build up Opus Dei during the outbreak of the Spanish Civil War. This latest biography is the most extensively researched work on his family history, childhood, adolescence, and young adulthood. The reader benefits from an enormous wealth of details in extensive notes and appendices. Accompanying them are excerpts from his correspondence, spiritual writings and testimonials from dozens of friends and acquaintances. The remarkable story continues in volumes II and III.

Aquinas, ThomasCollected Works
Language: English, Complete Works of – Format: ePub


The thirteenth century Italian Dominican friar, Thomas Aquinas was a philosopher, theologian and jurist in the tradition of scholasticism. His two masterpieces, the ‘Summa Theologiae’ and ‘Summa contra Gentiles’, helped develop (More) the classical systematisation of Latin theology, while as a poet he produced some of the finest eucharistic hymns in the church’s liturgy. The foremost classical proponent of natural theology, Thomas had an immense influence on Western thought, as much of modern philosophy developed or opposed his ideas, especially in areas of ethics, natural law, metaphysics and political theory. This comprehensive eBook presents Thomas Aquinas’ collected works, with numerous illustrations, rare translations, informative introductions and the usual Delphi bonus material.
Description
* Beautifully illustrated with images relating to Thomas’ life and works
* Concise introductions to the major texts
* Images of how the books were first published, giving your eReader a taste of the original texts
* Excellent formatting of the texts
* Detailed contents tables, allowing easy navigation around the large works
* Features two biographies – discover Thomas’ sacred life
* Ordering of texts into chronological order
CONTENTS:
The Books
Disputed Questions on Truth (c. 1259)
Summa contra Gentiles (1263) (Translated by Joseph Rickaby)
Disputed Questions on Spiritual Creatures (c. 1269)
Disputed Questions on the Power of God (c. 1269)
Disputed Questions on the Soul (c. 1269)
Summa Theologiae (1265-1274) (Translated by Fathers of the English Dominican Province)
Commentary on the Gospel of St. Matthew (c. 1269)
The Apostles’ Creed (1273)
Selected Hymns
On Prayer and the Contemplative Life (1913)
The Biographies
Thomas Aquinas (1911) by Thomas Martin Lindsay and John Malcolm Mitchell
St. Thomas Aquinas (1913) by Daniel Joseph Kennedy

Emmerich, Anne CatherineThe Complete Visions
Language: English, Spiritual – Format: ePub


This is the part source for Mel Gibson’s “The Passion of Christ.” In vivid detail the saint tells us about the mysteries from the Old Testament such as the flood to the very detail of the Crucifixion, and what it was like to be (More) the Mother of God.
Your special 4 for 1 Illustrated edition includes—
+15 unique crafted images by Sequential Artist Myron Henkmen – all based on the Stations of the Cross! (look for the Bonus)
+All 4 volumes
In 2004, Anne Emmerich was at last beatified by Pope John Paul II.
Anne Catherine Emmerich was born to poor parents at Westphalia, Germany in 1774. When she was twenty-eight years old she became an Augustinian nun at ulmen, and apparently began to experience ecstasies as a result of spiritual favors. She received the Stigmata in 1813, confined to her bed, and reportedly convinced a vicar-general, Overberg, and three physicians of her sanctity. She later reported that she had seen visions of Christ and the souls in purgatory as a child, as well as a circular core with three sections representing the Trinity. She is the author of The Dolorous Passion of Our Lord Jesus Christ, The Life of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Life of Jesus Christ and Biblical Revelations, and The Bitter Passion and the Life of Mary.

Wohl, Louis deThe Joyful Beggar
Language: English, Novel – Format: ePub


In this magnificent and stirring novel, Louis de Wohl turns his famed narrative skill to the story of the soldier and merchant’s son who might have been right-hand man to a king … and who became instead the most beloved of all (More) saints. Set against the tempestuous background of 13th Century Italy and Egypt, here is the magnificent and inspiring story of Francis Bernardone, the brash, pleasure-loving young officer who was to become immortalized as St. Francis of Assisi.
The story teems with action, pageantry and intrigue with finely conceived characters-the beautiful, saintly Clare, Frederick, the hawk-faced King of Sicily and Holy Roman Emperor, the Sultan Al Kamil, Pope Innocent III. The scene shifts from Assisi, Rome and Sicily to the deadly sands of Egypt.

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

Keenan, WilliamTo the Ends of the Earth (St Josemaria Escriva and the Origins of Opus Dei Book 3)
Language: English, Spiritual – Format: ePub


To the Ends of the Earth is the final book of a compelling, three-volume biography of Saint Josemaría Escrivá, the founder of Opus Dei. Covering his later years in Rome, To the Ends of the Earth charts the dramatic spread of Opus (More) Dei across five continents. The book also details Josemaría Escrivá’s battles within the church to get the most important spiritual message of our time heard: that holiness is not just for priests and nuns but also for ordinary men and women, who can become saints through their everyday lives and work. Initially branded a “madman” and “heretic,” Escrivá lived to see his teachings affirmed by Vatican II. To the Ends of the Earth also tells the story of how Josemaría Escrivá became a saint, and the Vatican’s investigations into numerous miracles accredited to him, resulting in his canonization by Pope John Paul II on October 6, 2002.

Keenan, WilliamThe Path Through the Mountains (St Josemaria Escriva and the Origins of Opus Dei Book 2)
Language: English, Spiritual – Format: ePub


The first volume of Keenan’s biography of Josemaria Escriva, The Day the Bells Rang Out, covered the life of Opus Dei’s founder from childhood to November 1937, when, in the middle of the Spanish Civil War, he and his companions (More) were planning to escape from the “Red” zone of Spain to be able to continue their apostolate in freedom.
This new volume picks up the story and sees Escriva on his “path through the mountains” to the other side of Spain via the Pyrenees, Andorra and Lourdes, France. The title, however, has a much deeper sense: in spreading the message of Opus Dei, Escriva and his followers were cutting a new path of holiness and apostolate in the world, and when they met difficulties, which came abundantly, he would remind them of the words of Scripture, inter medium montium pertransibunt aquae – the waters will make a path through the mountains (Ps 103/104: 10). Notably, Escriva quoted this verse in the first chapter of his classic work The Way: “Let those very obstacles give you strength. God’s grace will not fail you: Inter medium montium pertransibunt aquae! You shall pass through the mountains! Does it matter that you have to curtail your activity for the moment if afterwards, like a spring which has been compressed, you will reach incomparably farther than you ever dreamed?”
The Path Through the Mountains is divided into three parts, the book consisting of 87 short chapters, ending up with Escriva’s first stay in Rome in June 1946. The Spanish Civil War ended in 1939, just months before the outbreak of World War 2. Keenan shows Escriva and his companions living in dire poverty, filled with irrepressible good spirits and fired with zeal for apostolate, no matter what. The book fills in the rather sketchy picture of Escriva’s life at this time offered by Joffé’s film There Be Dragons, supporting Joffé’s inspired artistic impression with historical facts. Far from being a dry, historical document, however, the book is enlivened from the start with the humour, homely details and breathtaking vision that were so evident in Escriva himself, as a result of his deep, active faith and love.

Keenan, WilliamThe Day the Bells Rang Out (St Josemaría Escrivá and the Origins of Opus Dei Book 1)
Language: English, Spiritual – Format: ePub


The Day the Bells Rang Out is the first book of a compelling, three-volume biography of Saint Josemaría Escrivá, the founder of Opus Dei. Covering the early years of his life, The Day the Bells Rang Out reads like a thriller. But (More) it is much more than a breathtaking adventure.This is the story of a fugitive priest at the outbreak of the Spanish Civil War, caught up in the bloodbath of the religious persecution in which thousands of priests were slaughtered.Through the personal notes of Josemaría Escrivá we experience the terror unfolding day by day. Amid the chaos and horror we are given vivid glimpses into the soul of a man striving for sanctity in a violent and troubled world.And all the while this priest, who had earlier received a vision from God, was spreading the most important spiritual message of our time – that holiness is not just for priests and nuns but also for ordinary men and women, who can become saints through their everyday lives and work.Josemaría Escrivá was himself made a saint when Pope John Paul II canonized him on October 6, 2002.

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Bergsma, JohnNew Testament Basics for Catholics
Language: English, Spiritual – Format: ePub


Award-winning author and theology professor John Bergsma follows up his popular Bible Basics for Catholics—which has sold more than 60,000 copies—with a more in-depth look at the New Testament. Using simple illustrations and the (More) same clear, conversational style that characterized his earlier book, Bergsma introduces four of the most important writers in the New Testament: Matthew, Luke, Paul, and John.
With humor and simple illustrations, theology professor John Bergsma focuses on Matthew, Luke, Paul, and John, whose writings comprise about 90 percent of the New Testament. The gospel of Matthew, written for Jewish Christians, illuminates the life and teachings of Christ as the long-promised Messiah. In Luke’s gospel, readers will delve into the infancy and Triduum narratives, as well as the Acts of the Apostles and the life of the early Church. This leads the reader to discover St. Paul and his first and arguably greatest theological treatise: Romans. Finally, “the beloved apostle” St. John draws us in to the unsurpassed beauty of the fourth gospel, as well as the most mysterious book of the New Testament: the book of Revelation. A concluding chapter offers suggestions for further study.
Intended as an introductory work for those who are new to scripture study, New Testament Basics for Catholics does not aspire to be a comprehensive guide to all twenty-seven books of the New Testament, but is intended to lay the foundation for a lifetime of scripture reading.

Bergsma, JohnBible Basics for Catholics
Language: English, Spiritual – Format: ePub


John Bergsma’s popular Bible Basics for Catholics, which has sold more than 60,000 copies, offers readers an accessible vision of salvation history as it unfolds in the Bible, showing readers how the Bible points us to the saving (More) life and work of Jesus. This new edition includes an additional chapter on covenant fulfillment in the Book of Revelation.

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Buch, LucasNew Mediterraneans
Language: English, Spiritual – Format: ePub


The lives of the saints act as a light that illuminates the path of our lives when night falls. They have travelled the same path as us, and have known how to reach the goal: the Love of God which is in our origin, and which (More) desires to embrace us for all eternity.
In these pages we are going to look at the holy life of St Josemaría Escrivá; in particular, at some of the discoveries he made during his years as a young priest. As many people who knew him pointed out, he was a lover of God who taught many souls “to understand more profoundly the love of God, so that we are able to show that love to other people through what we do and say” (Christ is Passing By, 97). This is the path of the Christian life, which we too wish to undertake.