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A Guide to The Passion
100 Questions about The Passion of the Christ
Matthew Pinto, Tom Allen
Ascension Press (2004)
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Summary: Mel Gibson's stunning film The Passion of the Christ has touched thousand of hearts since its release. Yet, despite its visual and emotional impact, the dramatic events portrayed do not explain themselves; they often give rise to perplexing questions. This short book helps you delve a little deeper into some of the movie's profound riches--the passion of Christ.
Genre: Religion
Number of Pages: 85
Language: English
ISBN: 9781932645422
Reading Status: Unread
Date Added: April 12, 2018

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A Little White Flower: The Autobiography Of Sister Thérèse Of Lisieux
Therese Of Lisieux
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Date Added: June 7, 2018

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A Portrait of Jesus
Joseph F. Girzone
Doubleday (1998)
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Summary: There are countless paths to follow when seeking spiritual guidance, but thousands of years of religion and theology cannot replace the premier example that Jesus himself set. In "A Portrait of Jesus, " bestselling writer Joseph Girzone recaptures the truth of Jesus that is presented in the Gospels and gives a compelling vision of the person Jesus' contemporaries must have known. In his most powerful work yet, Girzone seeks to personify Christ in the minds of readers by asking some simple questions: "What did people see in Jesus as he walked down the street? How did he approach others and what would these people take away from meeting him? What do his actions tell us about how we can live our lives today?" It is Girzone's empowering and loving understanding of the heart of Christianity that will make "A Portrait of Jesus" a groundbreaking classic in the tradition of his bestselling books, "Joshua" and "Never Alone." "From the Hardcover edition."
Genre: Religion
Number of Pages: 179
Language: English
ISBN: 9780385482639
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Date Added: April 12, 2018

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A Retreat with Brother Lawrence and the Russian Pilgrim
Praying Ceaselessly
Kerry Walters
Franciscan Media (January 1, 2000)
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Summary: In this seven-day retreat, Praying Ceaselessly, your directors are Brother Lawrence and the Russian Pilgrim. Though from different centuries and different cultures, both learned the wisdom of constant prayer -- what Brother Lawrence describes as practicing the presence of God. Their insights make it possible for us to transcend our everyday cares and focus on what really matters: God.
Genre: Religion
Number of Pages: 142
Language: English
ISBN: 9780867163698
Reading Status: Unread
Date Added: April 12, 2018

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A Retreat with Edith Stein
Trusting God's Purpose
Patricia L. Marks
St. Anthony Messenger Press (2001)
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Summary: On this retreat with Edith Stein, a Carmelite nun and victim of the Holocaust, the reader confronts the central issues of life: understanding the will of God, living in right relationship with others and finding fulfillment in self-donation. Her experience and witness can lead us to a profound and renewed respect for the human and religious rights of all.
Genre: Religion
Number of Pages: 74
Language: English
ISBN: 9780867163872
Reading Status: Unread
Date Added: April 12, 2018

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A retreat with Elizabeth Seton
meeting our grace
Judith Metz
St. Anthony Messenger Press (April 1, 1999)
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Summary: Elizabeth assumed many roles in her life -- wife, mother, widow, single parent, educator, mentor -- finding in each task the necessary grace. She provides an example to those faced with the challenge of finding a spiritual center in the midst of many roles.
Genre: Spiritual retreats
Number of Pages: 98
Language: English
ISBN: 9780867163049
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Date Added: April 12, 2018

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A Retreat with Patrick
Discovering God in All
Timothy J. Joyce
Franciscan Media (2000)
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Summary: “Patrick is an intensely human person and not a plaster saint…. He offers us a Christian vision honed out of his own experience and trials. He offers us a challenge to live our own Christian life today in changing and turbulent times…. He gives to us the Celtic vision of the intimate presence of God in creation, in the Church, in people and in Scripture” —From “Getting to Know Our Directors” In this seven-day retreat, Discovering God in All, your director is Patrick, patron of the Irish and one of the most celebrated saints in history. Through excerpts from his own writings, we can unravel the facts of his life from the legends he has inspired and examine the unique perspective he brought to Christianity through his understanding of Celtic spirituality and the all-pervading immanence of God.
Genre: Religion
Number of Pages: 114
Language: English
ISBN: 9780867163773
Reading Status: Unread
Date Added: April 12, 2018

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A retreat with Pope John Paul II
be not afraid
Jack Wintz
St. Anthony Messenger Press (2001)
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Genre: Spiritual retreats
Number of Pages: 80
ISBN: 9780867164206
Reading Status: Unread
Date Added: April 12, 2018

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A Saint on Every Corner
Glimpses of Holiness Beyond the Monastery
Albert Holtz
Ave Maria Press (January 1, 1998)
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Genre: Religion
Number of Pages: 167
Language: English
ISBN: 9780877936404
Reading Status: Unread
Date Added: April 12, 2018

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A Simple Path
Mother Teresa
Ballantine Books (1995)
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Summary: Known around the globe for her indefatigable work on behalf of the poor, the sick, and the dying, Mother Teresa has devoted her life to giving hope to the hopeless in more than one hundred and twenty countries. She inspires us all to find a way to translate our spiritual beliefs into action in the world. How has one woman accomplished so much? And what are the guiding principles that have enabled this humble nun to so profoundly effect the lives of millions? Now, in her own words, Mother Teresa shares the thoughts and experiences that have led her to do her extraordinary charitable work. A candid look at her everyday life--at the very simplicity and self-sacrifice that give her the strength to move mountains--A Simple Path gives voice to the remarkable spirit who has dedicated her life to the poorest among us. Just as important as her beliefs are how they are put into action in the world, and A Simple Path also tells the story of the founding of the Missionaries of Charity, their purpose and practice, and the results of their tireless work. Through faith, surrender, and prayer, the missionaries live to serve others; they have improved the lives of countless souls and given dignity to the dying. Their mission has also produced a ripple effect, spreading human compassion to communities where there is need. Through these examples, as well as the uplifting words and guiding prayers of Mother Teresa and those who work with her, everyone can learn how to walk the simple path that Mother Teresa has laid out for us, to help create a truly kinder world for the future. A Simple Path is a unique spiritual guide for Catholics and non-Catholics alike: full of wisdom and hope from the one person who has given us the greatest model of love in action in our time.
Genre: Religion
Number of Pages: 202
Language: English
ISBN: 9780345397454
Reading Status: Unread
Date Added: April 12, 2018

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Affirming the Human and the Holy
Philomena Agudo
Affirmation Books (1979)
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Genre: Personality
Number of Pages: 101
Language: English
ISBN: 9780895710062
Reading Status: Unread
Date Added: June 7, 2018

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All you really need to know about prayer, you can learn from the poor
Louise Perrotta
Charis Books (1996)
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Genre: Catholic Church
Number of Pages: 182
ISBN: 9781569550281
Reading Status: Unread
Date Added: April 12, 2018

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An Armchair Retreat
David M. Knight
Our Sunday Visitor Pub. Division (December 1, 1987)
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Genre: Catholic Church
Number of Pages: 180
Language: English
ISBN: 9780879734879
Reading Status: Unread
Date Added: June 7, 2018

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And I, Francis
the life of Francis of Assisi in word and image
Lauren Glen Dunlap, Kathleen Fruge-Brown
Continuum (October 1, 1996)
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Summary: Many artists -- literary as well as visual -- have considered the life of Francis of Assisi, but none until now has presented Francis himself from a first-person perspective.Prompted by the question of what it would have been like to be Francis, Kathleen Fruge-Brown chose seven scenes from Francis's life: giving alms to the leper, the renunciation of material possessions, cutting Clare's hair, building a snow-family, receiving the stigmata, his death, and "The Praises of the Creatures". A common viewpoint unites the seven images: in each, the viewer sees the scene as if through Francis's eyes.The accompanying text -- one chapter per image -- is also from a first-person perspective, with a voice that conveys as much about the man as do the stories he tells. Francis is revealed as an intelligent, original, and decisive man who seems never to have been at a loss for words. His writing is characterized by exuberance, simple vocabulary, and by an immediacy and urgency combined with profound gentleness. This is the Francis of Lauren Glen Dunlap's text, as he emerges from the fog of canonization and legend. The book has reproductions of seven full-color paintings and seven linoleum block prints as well as short pieces from the scant body of Francis's writing.
Genre: Biography & Autobiography
Number of Pages: 128
Language: English
ISBN: 9780826408679
Reading Status: Unread
Date Added: April 12, 2018

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Arise And Call Her Blessed
the seven words and seven scenes from the life of Mary
Mary L. Hickey
Paulist Press (1999)
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Genre: Meditations
Number of Pages: 74
ISBN: 9780809138838
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Date Added: April 12, 2018

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Ascent of Mount Carmel
John of the Cross
Paraclete Press (2002)
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Genre: Doctrines
Number of Pages: 172
ISBN: 9781557253064
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Date Added: April 12, 2018

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At home with the Spirit
Tom O'Hara
Paulist Press (1992)
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Genre: Catholic Church
Number of Pages: 146
ISBN: 9780809134601
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Date Added: April 12, 2018

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Awareness
A de Mello spirituality conference in his own words
Anthony De Mello
Doubleday (1990)
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Number of Pages: 184
ISBN: 9780385249362
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Date Added: April 12, 2018

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Befriending
A Self-Guided Retreat for Busy People
Joseph A. Payne
Paulist Press (1992)
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Summary: A user-friendly volume which will allow busy people to squeeze in some time for a self-guided retreat on a much needed topic: Befriending -- God, yourself, and others.
Genre: Religion
Number of Pages: 165
Language: English
ISBN: 9780809133543
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Date Added: April 12, 2018

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Believing in Jesus
A Popular Overview of the Catholic Faith
Leonard Foley
St. Anthony Messenger Press (2000)
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Summary: Leonard Foley wrote Believing in Jesus to help "born Catholics" come to a deeper understanding of the beliefs and practices they have held all their lives and to help those who approach the Catholic Church for the first time. He wrote, "I hope this book will help some scared and scarred people and challenge others".Believing in Jesus captures the Christian's continuing journey of faith, ever new, ever alive -- yet always founded on God's steadfast love for us. In 27 chapters written in a lively style, Foley covers the complete spectrum of Catholic faith, leading the reader from early Old Testament times through a world "starting over" in Jesus to the endtime, when Jesus will come again and we will share fully in his life.This fourth edition is current with Church documents and events, including cross-references to the Catechism of the Catholic Church. Discussion questions and an expanded resources section will prove invaluable to individuals and groups wanting to explore further the faith they profess.
Genre: Religion
Number of Pages: 240
Language: English
ISBN: 9780867164121
Reading Status: Unread
Date Added: April 12, 2018

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Braving the Storm
Maria Grace Dateno
Pauline Books & Media (2013)
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Summary: In this second volume of the Gospel Time Trekkers series, children ages 6-9 are taken on a time traveling journey that imaginatively retraces Jesus s miracle of the five loaves and two fish and the miracle at the wedding in Cana. On this journey, three modern siblings set off with Levi to find Jesus, only to get lost in Cana in the middle of a raging storm! How will they ever get home?
Genre: Juvenile Fiction
Number of Pages: 70
Language: English
ISBN: 9780819812049
Reading Status: Unread
Date Added: February 21, 2018

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Called to Love
Approaching John Paul II's Theology of the Body
Carl A. Anderson, José Granados
Doubleday (2009)
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Summary: A thoughtful, accessible work on the beauty of love and the splendor of the body, inspired by Pope John Paul II. Christianity has long been regarded as viewing the body as a threat to a person's spiritual nature and of denying its sexual dimension. In 1979, Pope John Paul II departed from this traditional dichotomy and offered an integrated vision of the human body and soul. In a series of talks that came to be known as “the theology of the body,” he explained the divine meaning of human sexuality and why the body provides answers to fundamental questions about our lives. InCalled to Love, Carl Anderson, chairman of the world’s largest catholic service organization, and Fr. Jose Granados discuss the philosophical and religious significance of “the theology of the body” in language at once poetic and profound. As they explain, the body speaks of God, it reveals His goodness, and it also speaks of men and women and their vocation to love.Called to Lovebrings to life the tremendous gift John Paul II bestowed on humanity and gives readers a new understanding of the Christian way of love and how to embrace it fully in their lives.
Genre: Religion
Number of Pages: 260
Language: English
ISBN: 9780385527712
Reading Status: Unread
Date Added: February 21, 2018

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Catechism of the Catholic Church
Catholic Church
Doubleday Religious Publishing Group (1995)
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Summary: In 1566, in Trent, Italy, a council of key elders of the Catholic Church convened to address the critical issues affecting the Church. In June of 1994, that statement of teachings was revised. Requiring more than seven years of research and more than 84,000 changes, this new Catechism conveys the Church's essential teachings, clearly, concisely, and in a way that speaks to all Catholics.
Genre: Religion
Number of Pages: 825
Language: English
ISBN: 9780385479851
Reading Status: Unread
Date Added: April 12, 2018

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Catholic Home Devotions
A practical guide to making decisions
Michael Scanlan
Our Sunday Visitor (1986)
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Number of Pages: 160
Language: English
ISBN: 9780879735845
Reading Status: Unread
Date Added: April 12, 2018

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Celebrate 2000!
A Three Year Reader : Reflections on Jesus, the Holy Spirit, and the Father
Pope John Paul II
Servant Publications (1996)
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Summary: The Pope has called on all Christians to focus on the realities of faith in Jesus, hope in the Holy Spirit, and love of the Father as preparation for the dawning of the third millennium. Celebrate 2000 will help you open your heart to God in response to this urgent plea of the pope for spiritual renewal.
Genre: Religion
Number of Pages: 272
Language: English
ISBN: 9780892839568
Reading Status: Unread
Date Added: April 12, 2018

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Centering Prayer and the Healing of the Unconscious
Murchadh O'Madagain
Lantern Books (2007)
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Summary: In this searching study, Fr. Murchadh Fr. Ó MadagÁin describes the life and thoughts of Fr. Thomas Keating, the Trappist monk who was one of the founders of the centering prayer movement. Centering prayer aims to reclaim the Christian contemplative and mystical traditions after centuries of neglect and to make it available for modern spiritual seekers. Fr. Ó MadagÁin traces its roots back to the fourth- and fifth-century Desert Fathers such as Evagrius and John Cassian. He shows how it was used in the medieval classic The Cloud of Unknowing and practiced by saints John of the Cross and Teresa of Avila, then revived by Thomas Merton during the twentieth century. Fr. Ó MadagÁin illustrates how, by bringing the insights of contemporary psychology to bear on this ancient method of prayer, Fr. Keating has not only revitalized the contemplative tradition, but also has enabled it to become a powerful tool for people of faith to gain insight into themselves and God, whom Keating calls the "divine healer." Fr. Ó MadagÁin also unpacks the processes at work in centering prayer and clears up some of the common misunderstandings that surround it. Centering Prayer and the Healing of the Unconscious is an essential work for all those interested in the history and practice of centering prayer. In addition to describing the background of this unique and effective practice, Fr. Ó MadagÁin offers unique insights into the ideas of one of its leading contemporary teachers and practitioners.
Genre: Religion
Number of Pages: 312
Language: English
ISBN: 9781590561072
Reading Status: Unread
Date Added: April 12, 2018

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Charity In Truth =
Caritas in veritate : encyclical letter of the Supreme Pontiff Benedict XVI to the bishops, priests and deacons, men and women religious, the lay faithful, and all people of good will on integral human development in charity and truth
Catholic Church
Ignatius Press (2009)
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Number of Pages: 157
ISBN: 9781586172800
Reading Status: Unread
Date Added: February 21, 2018

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Chasing The Kingdom
a parable of faith
Emilie Griffin
Harper & Row (1990)
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ISBN: 9780060634667
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Date Added: April 12, 2018

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Chicken Soup for the Sister's Soul
Mark Victor Hansen, Patty Aubery, Nancy Mitchell, Jack L. Canfield, Nancy Mitchell Autio, Heather Mcnamara, Katy Mcnamara, Patty Mitchell
Health Communications, Incorporated (2002)
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Summary: For younger sisters who look up to an older one, older siblings who tolerate a younger sister tagging along, or the brother who knows full well that girls can wrestle as well as any boy can, this book celebrates the sisters in our lives.
Genre: Literature and Fiction
Number of Pages: 385
Language: English
ISBN: 9780757300240
Reading Status: Unread
Date Added: April 12, 2018

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Coming Down the Mountain
How to Turn Your Retreat Into Everyday Living
Thomas N. Hart
Paulist Press (1988)
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Summary: A unique follow-up guide for people who have recently completed a retreat, including a daily reflection on some aspect of Christian living, a scripture passage for prayer, and a suggestion for Christian action for a six-week period of time.
Genre: Religion
Number of Pages: 101
Language: English
ISBN: 9780809129652
Reading Status: Unread
Date Added: April 12, 2018

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Consoling the Heart of Jesus
A Do-It-Yourself Retreat
Michael E. Gaitley
Marian Press (February 1, 2009)
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Summary: Endorsed by EWTN hosts Fr. Mitch Pacwa, SJ, and Fr. Benedict Groeschel, CFR, this do-it-yourself retreat combines the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius with the teachings of Sts. Therese of Lisieux, Faustina Kowlaska, and Louis de Montfort. The author, Br. Michael Gaitley, MIC, has a remarkable gift for inspiring little souls to trust in Jesus, The Divine Mercy. As Danielle Bean, editorial director of Faith & Family magazine, puts it, "The voice of Christ in these pages is one that even this hopelessly distracted wife and mother of eight could hear and respond to." Includes practical helps an in appendices.
Genre: Religion
Number of Pages: 426
Language: English
ISBN: 9781596142220
Reading Status: Unread
Date Added: April 12, 2018

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Conversations with God
An Uncommon Dialogue
Neale Donald Walsch
G.P. Putnam's Sons (1996)
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Summary: Suppose you could ask God the most puzzling questions about existence - questions about love and faith, life and death, good and evil. Suppose God provided clear, understandable answers. It happened to Neale Donald Walsch. It can happen to you. You are about to have a conversation... I have heard the crying of your heart. I have seen the searching of your soul. I know how deeply you have desired the Truth. In pain have you called out for it, and in joy. Unendingly have you beseeched Me. Show Myself. Explain Myself. Reveal Myself. I am doing so here, in terms so plain, you cannot misunderstand. In language so simple, you cannot be confused. In vocabulary so common, you cannot get lost in the verbiage. So go ahead now. Ask Me anything. Anything. I will contrive to bring you the answer. The whole universe will I use to do this. So be on the lookout; this book is far from My only tool. You may ask a question, then put this book down. But watch. Listen. The words to the next song you hear. The information in the next article you read. The story line of the next movie you watch. The chance utterance of the next person you meet. Or the whisper of the next river, the next ocean, the next breeze that caresses your ear - all these devices are Mine; all these avenues are open to Me. I will speak to you if you will listen. I will come to you if you will invite Me. I will show you then that I have always been there. All ways.
Genre: Body, Mind & Spirit
Number of Pages: 240
Language: English
ISBN: 9780399142789
Reading Status: Unread
Date Added: April 12, 2018

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Crossing the Threshold of Hope
Pope John Paul II
Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group (1995)
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Summary: A great international bestseller, the book in which, on the eve of the millennium, Pope John Paul II brings to an accessible level the profoundest theological concerns of our lives. He goes to the heart of his personal beliefs and speaks with passion about the existence of God; about the dignity of man; about pain, suffering, and evil; about eternal life and the meaning of salvation; about hope; about the relationship of Christianity to other faits and that of Catholicism to other branches of the Christian faith.With the humility and generosity of spirit for which he is known, John Paul II speaks directly and forthrightly to all people. His message: Be not afraid!
Genre: Religion
Number of Pages: 244
Language: English
ISBN: 9780679765615
Reading Status: Unread
Date Added: February 21, 2018

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Daily Secrets of the Christian Life
a one-year devotional
Hannah Whitall Smith
Servant Publications (1985)
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Genre: Religion
Number of Pages: 232
Language: English
ISBN: 9780892832286
Reading Status: Unread
Date Added: April 12, 2018

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Dance of the spirit
the seven steps of women'sspirituality
Maria Harris
Bantam Books (1989)
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Genre: New Age
Number of Pages: 223
ISBN: 9780553053845
Reading Status: Unread
Date Added: April 12, 2018

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Darkness Is My Only Companion
a Christian response to mental illness
Kathryn Greene-McCreight
Brazos Press (2015)
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Number of Pages: 216
ISBN: 9781587433726
Reading Status: Unread
Date Added: June 7, 2018

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Day by Day with Followers of Francis & Clare
Patrick McCloskey
St. Anthony Messenger Press (1999)
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Summary: This book, a revised edition of Franciscan Saint of the Day will introduce readers to a few of the saintly men and women who make up the multitude of the Franciscan family from Francis' birth to our own day. Each entry consists of a brief biographical sketch, a quote either from or about the person, and a comment on some aspect of the person's life relevant to a follower of Francis today.
Genre: Religion
Number of Pages: 170
Language: English
ISBN: 9780867163360
Reading Status: Unread
Date Added: April 12, 2018

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Day by Day with Followers of Francis & Clare
Patrick McCloskey
St. Anthony Messenger Press (1999)
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Summary: This book, a revised edition of Franciscan Saint of the Day will introduce readers to a few of the saintly men and women who make up the multitude of the Franciscan family from Francis' birth to our own day. Each entry consists of a brief biographical sketch, a quote either from or about the person, and a comment on some aspect of the person's life relevant to a follower of Francis today.
Genre: Religion
Number of Pages: 170
Language: English
ISBN: 9780867163360
Reading Status: Unread
Date Added: April 12, 2018

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Dietrich Bonhoeffer; Modern Spirituality Series
Dietrich Bonhoeffer
Templegate Publishers (January 1, 1993)
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Genre: Religion
Number of Pages: 96
Language: English
ISBN: 9780872431980
Reading Status: Unread
Date Added: April 12, 2018

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Edith Stein
Maria Ruiz Scaperlanda
Sophia Institute Press (2017)