From Fire by Water

Sohrab Ahmari was a teenager living under the Iranian ayatollahs when he decided that there is no God. Nearly two decades later|he would be received into the Roman Catholic Church.In From Fire|by Water|he recounts this unlikely passage|from the strident Marxism and atheism of a youth misspent on both sides of the Atlantic to a moral and spiritual awakening prompted by the Mass. At once a young intellectual's finely crafted self-portrait and a life story at the intersection of the great ideas and events of our time|the book marks the debut of a compelling new Catholic voice.
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A Time to Die

Best-selling French author Nicolas Diat approaches subtly but frankly the mystery of a major question for all - the end of life - and reveals the profound and moving insights on death from monks in monasteries around Europe. How to die? How to respond to our fears of death? Behind monastery walls, men of God spend their lives preparing for the great passage. Can they help us understand the suffering, fear, pain, courage and solitude of the final moments? From the monasteries of Cîteaux to Lagrasse, from the Grande Chartreuse to Solesmes, Diat has collected the wisdom of monks about the end of their lives. Through extraordinary interviews with monks in eight monasteries, as close as possible to the "sons of silence", we learn that their death experiences are varied and unique, with elements of peace, pain, humility, sorrow and joy. These monks are no different than us, as they have the same fears, torments and sorrows. What is exemplary about the monks is their humility and simplicity. When death approaches, and its hand reveals its strength, they are like happy and naïve children who wait with impatience to open a gift. They have no doubts about the fulfillment of the promise of Christ.
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The Miracle of Anna

How Do You Raise an Awakened Child in an Unconscious World? The birth of a child avatar should be a cause for celebration, but twentysomething Maggie Langford finds that sheltering Anna's sanctity from the intrusion of the outside world is her first priority. She wants to allow this "great soul" to develop her full spiritual potential, but others like Maggie's Hindu guru want to enlist her to promote their own agendas. As Anna grows, so do the challenges. How do you tell a child who can heal any injury or disease that she must do it quietly, or not at all? Fortunately, Maggie can rely on Joseph, the child's spirit guide, for advice. Anna periodically whisks them away to his "astral park" for consultations. Exposed to Anna's elevated energy, Maggie flourishes and becomes a bestselling children's book author. They live a cloistered life until Child Services is alerted. Maggie becomes certified to homeschool her child and other Hindu children and all is well, until Anna transports...
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First and Second Thessalonians

This Catholic commentary on First and Second Thessalonians interprets Scripture from within the living tradition of the Church for pastoral ministers, lay readers, and students.
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To the Heights: A Novel Based on the Life of Pier Giorgio Frassati

Money, popularity, athleticism, friends, a sense of humor, good looks- Pier Giorgio Frassati possessed all the gifts young people dedicate their lives to pursuing. But while he embraced all these blessings, he knew that they were not ends, but means to bring others into a deeper relationship with Christ. To the Heights: A Novel Based on the Life of Blessed Pier Giorgio Frassati is one of the first novels written about this passionate young man who has inspired hundreds of thousands to believe they too can become a Saint in this modern world. Dig deeper than the biographical facts and discover the heart of a young man whose soul blazes brightly and uniquely among the host of heaven.
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The Shining Cow

The Shining Cow is presented here in a high quality paperback edition. This popular classic work by Alex James is in the English language, and may not include graphics or images from the original edition. If you enjoy the works of Alex James then we highly recommend this publication for your book collection.
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The Political Pope

The untold story of the left's efforts to politicize the Vatican and the battle to stop it-before the Catholic Church as we know it is destroyed. p.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 12.0px Geneva} Pope Francis is the most liberal pope in the history of the Catholic Church. He is not only championing the causes of the global Left, but also undermining centuries-old Catholic teaching and practice. In the words of the late radical Tom Hayden, his election was "more miraculous, if you will, than the rise of Barack Obama in 2008." But to Catholics in the pews, his pontificate is a source of alienation. It is a pontificate, at times, beyond parody: Francis is the first pope to approve of adultery, flirt with proposals to bless gay marriages and cohabitation, tell atheists not to convert, tell Catholics to not breed "like rabbits," praise the Koran, support a secularized Europe, and celebrate Martin Luther. At a time of widespread moral relativism,...
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The Rule of Benedict

'Idleness is the enemy of the soul'Saint Benedict's advice to monks - on everything from correct posture to the value of silence - has offered spiritual guidance to many for fifteen centuries. One of 46 new books in the bestselling Little Black Classics series, to celebrate the first ever Penguin Classic in 1946. Each book gives readers a taste of the Classics' huge range and diversity, with works from around the world and across the centuries - including fables, decadence, heartbreak, tall tales, satire, ghosts, battles and elephants.
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