Bestselling author Scott Hahn, a convert to Catholicism, has experienced the doubts that so often drive discussions about God and the Church. In the years before his conversion, he was first a nonbeliever and then an anti-Catholic clergyman. In Reasons to Believe , he explains the "how and why" of the Catholic faith—drawing from Scripture, his own struggles and those of other converts, as well as from everyday life and even natural science. Hahn shows that reason and revelation, nature and the supernatural, are not opposed to one another. Rather they offer complementary evidence that God exists. But He doesn't merely exist. He is someone, and He has a personality, a personal style, that is discernible and knowable. Hahn leads readers to see that God created the universe with a purpose and a form—a form that can be found in the Book of Genesis and is there when we view the natural world through a microscope, through a telescope, or through our contact lenses. At the heart of the book is Hahn's examination of the ten "keys to the kingdom"—the characteristics of the Church clearly evident in the Scriptures. As the story of creation discloses, the world is a house that has a Father, a palace where the king is really present. God created the cosmos to be a kingdom, and that kingdom is the universal Church, fully revealed by Jesus Christ. Table of Contents Natural Reasons 1. More Than a Feeling: On the Love of Learning and the Desire for Dunking 2. Ours to Reason Why: On Seeing, Believing, and Flying 3. Natural Reasons: On the Persuasive Power of the Universe 4. Right and Wrong: On Doing and Denial 5. The Limits of Reason: On the Testimony of Miracles and Prophecy Biblical Reasons 6. Bible Steady: On the Church as One Foundation 7. Saints Alive: On Love and the Limits of Human Fellowship 8. A Mass of Evidence: On the Eucharist and the Purifying Fire of Sacrifice 9. Peace of the Rock: On the Papal Office and its Paper Trail 10. Reasons of the Kingdom: On Answering with Your Life Royal Reasons 11. Created for the Kingdom 12. The Fleeting and Future Kingdom: The Difference David Made 13. The Kingdom Come: On Christ the King, the Son of David 14. When the Reign Comes: The Church is the Kingdom 15. The Catholic Lifetime Readings Plan: An Apologetic Exhortation “Often we are asked to give an account of the hope that is in us, to explain our Catholic faith. In Reasons to Believe, Scott Hahn offers that explanation in a clear, cogent, and compelling manner, by answering the most frequently raised questions about aspects of Church teaching. It is a must-read for Catholics who want to be able to explain the faith they hold and cherish. This work should be of immense value.” Archbishop Donald W. Wuerl (Archdiocese of Washington, DC) “Relying on Scripture, history, and logic, Hahn offers clear and compelling reasons to embrace the Catholic Faith and to defend that Faith, charitably and joyfully. He shows us yet again not just what to say, but how to say it.” Patrick Madrid , author of Search and Rescue and Does the Bible Really Say That? Reasons to Believe: How to Understand, Explain, and Defend the Catholic Faith By renowned author Scott Hahn The "how and why" of the Catholic faith Sharing the struggles of conversion
When Matthew Kelly was nineteen years old, he heard the voice of God. Rather than ignore His messages, he opened his heart and listened. Since that day, he has been passionate about helping others to embrace God's message and to live a Christian life. His is a remarkable story-and remarkable life - that he has shared with eager audiences in nearly every country in the world. His inspired, fresh, and authentic call to conversion has made him one of the most sought-after and listened-to Christian speakers of our time, overwhelming audiences that encompass every generation, from older Catholics to his young peers who have had no messenger to trust or believe in--until now. "In a quiet, unsuspecting moment, the barriers that separated Heaven from earth were torn down, and my eyes and ears were opened to the things of the spirit. Over the months and years, starting with that night, I have come to realize that the possibilities that exist for you and me are beyond our wildest imaginings. By placing our feet firmly on the ground and allowing our consciousness to be raised to Heaven, we can allow the wonders of the sacred to fill every moment of each day." Since the night just a few years ago when supernatural realities came crashing into his life and God manifested Himself for the first time, Matthew Kelly has been preaching a message of hope and joy that has found enthusiastic acceptance among a rapidly growing international audience. Young, charismatic, and extraordinarily engaging, Kelly has embarked on a mission to bring God's word to all who need so desperately to hear it. In A Call to Joy, he shares both his remarkable personal story and his uniquely inspiring take on faith, love, and the adventure of living a spiritual life. Seizing his audience from the very start with a captivating telling of his first encounter with the Divine, Kelly sets the pace for an inspiring read that, much like his uplifting lectures, encompasses passion, wonder, wisdom, and happiness. Weaving vivid personal anecdotes with engaging, personal philosophy, A Call to Joy challenges each of us open to our hearts and minds to the wisdom that God is ready to bestow. By his words and by his example, Kelly dares us to find ourselves, to resist the pressures of the modern world, and to live Christian life to the fullest. Mixing deep religious conviction and keen, poetic insight, each chapter examines a particular element of spiritual life, from listening for the voice of God to truly understanding and pursuing truth and freedom. Throughout, simple invocations reflect on a life lived in faith while personal encounters that have touched Kelly's life illustrate his thoughts with moving examples of grace. Genuine, powerful, and deeply wise, Matthew Kelly's message has broken new ground in the search for faith and meaning in the modern world. A Call to Joy extends an irresistible invitation to join him on an adventurous journey of the soul. A Call to Joy: Living In The Presence of God By renowned speaker and author Matthew Kelly A fresh, inspiring call to your heart Learn how to your faith can be revitalized
Whether you’ve just begun to pray or have been faithfully praying for years, the wisdom in this book will help you pray better. It will rescue your prayers from distraction and superficiality and transform them into real occasions for communion with God. Fr. Lawrence Lovasik here clears away misunderstandings that many people have about prayer — and shows you innumerable ways you can avoid common obstacles and deepen your prayer life, no matter how much or how little you may have prayed before. You’ll learn what prayer is, why it’s necessary, and how to practice the essential forms of Catholic prayer. You’ll discover how the Church’s sacraments fortify your prayer — and how prayer, in turn, enhances your reception of the sacraments. You’ll find out how to bring to your own prayers the qualities that make prayer effective. Your prayers will become more heartfelt, more focused, and more full of love for God. Soon your prayer will fill you with a divine peace and joy that no one will be able to take from you. You’ll achieve the glorious aim of all prayer: union with God! You’ll grow in prayer and in the graces it brings you as you learn: Liturgical prayer: why you must pray with the Church Four things you must bear in mind in order to pray better Why prayer is essential for your salvation even though God knows all that you need Two essential ingredients that transform thinking about God into genuine prayer Swamped with earthly cares or selfish interests? Why prayer at such moments makes such a difference, hard as it may be Your Faith: how knowing it better will improve your prayers Five ways you should follow Jesus’ example in your own prayer Temptations: practical ways prayer helps you resist even the strongest of them Distractions in prayer: four ways you can keep them from disturbing you Family prayer: how to bring God into your home life — consistently and painlessly The Our Father: why it’s the most perfect prayer — and how to avoid common pitfalls many fall into when praying this simple prayer And much more that will help you pray better and keep Jesus at the center of your life! The Basic Book of Catholic Prayer: How to Pray and Why Essential, must-have book for any Christian Learn how to keep trusting in God when your prayers seem to go unanswered Learn why true prayer is not necessarily a matter of words The fundamentals and the surprising beauty of prayer 8.3 x 5.6 inches
Now you, too, can learn to "Pray without ceasing." Christ urges us to pray without ceasing, but when we try to do so, many of us simply cease without praying. We’re distracted by troubles or duty or we quit just because it’s late already and we’re tired. Fr. Raoul Plus’s no-nonsense prayer manual, How to Pray Always , remedies these problems by dispelling the false notions of prayer we all have and showing how we can, in fact, pray without ceasing — even at times when exhaustion cripples us and cares threaten to sweep us away. Drawing on the experience of dozens of saints, Fr. Plus explains sure ways we can recollect ourselves before prayer so that once we begin to pray, our prayers will be richer and more productive; he teaches us how to practice interior silence habitually, even in the rush and noise of the world; and he explains each of the kinds of prayer and shows when we should — and should not — employ each. As humans, our minds are limited and it’s generally hard for us to pay attention to more than a few things at once. That’s why most of us aren’t able to think of God or pray while we fulfill any but the most mindless of our daily duties. No problem. For such busy occasions (which constitute most of the time for most of us), Fr. Plus explains how we can pray without words by keeping our wills united to God even when our minds must be directed elsewhere. In other words, How to Pray Always is one of those rare books that actually fulfills the promise of its title. It helps us become better Christians by showing us how to know, to love, and to serve God, and to live prayerfully and constantly in His loving presence. Contents Part One: The Principles of Prayer 1. Learn to be recollected 2. Submit your will to God's will 3. Practice interior silence Part Two: The Practice of Prayer 4. Learn how to pray well 5. Turn everything into prayer 6. Develop a spirit of prayer Conclusion How to Pray Always Answers to questions you have Help for struggles you experience Practical, invaluable guidance
Warming Massager Makes Your Lover Melt!Treat her to the ultimate massage for Valentine’s Day!Listen to your lover ooh and ahh like never before as you give her the ultimate massage thanks to this reusable warming heart!• Warming heart delivers unbelievable massages• Completely reusable – just dip it in boiling water• Unique massage sphere focuses pressure on a single spot • Heart stays warm for about 40 minutes• Hand strap attaches to massager to keep you in control• Second strap holds a bullet vibe, sold separately, for extra fun• Measures about 5 inches wide and 5.5 inches longThe heart-shaped massager heats up quickly and easily – making it ideal for Valentine’s Day night! Just bend the metal disc to heat it up the first time and drop it in a pot of boiling water whenever you want to use it next. The massager stays warm for about 40 minutes, and it’s completely reusable to keep you and your lover busy!Once the massager is warmed up, it’s time for the fun to start. Simply get your partner to lie face-down on a bed or sturdy table. Low light, relaxing candles and softly playing music help set the mood. Run the massager lightly over their back, focusing the warmth on any stiff muscles or sore spots to help your lover relax. The hand strap keeps the heart securely in your palm, while you use the massage sphere to focus pressure on any troublesome spots or for a deep-tissue massage. A second, smaller strap attaches a bullet vibe, sold separately, to the hand strap to add scintillating vibration to your massage! Sensual massages are often used during foreplay to help partners relax and increase intimacy while setting the mood for more. The instructions are filled with handy massage tips and advice so even beginners can leave their lover satisfied in more ways than one!The Amazing Hot Heart Massager measures about 5 inches wide and 5.5 inches long. The massager is made from heavy-duty vinyl with a body-safe interior.
Have you heard these claims before? A good God would not allow innocents to suffer! Faith is purely subjective, like belief in Santa or the Tooth Fairy. Science has made faith obsolete. Or these? We don’t need to debate unbelievers; all we need to do is live exemplary lives. Faith is a blind leap in the dark. Religion is a private matter and shouldn’t be argued about. The fact is, all of these claims are false and can be refuted. Catholic Answers is proud to present How to Talk to Atheists —captivating interviews with three of the best teachers of theism. In exchanges conducted by Catholic Answers Live radio host Patrick Coffin, each interviewee tackles the challenge of atheism from his or her own expertise: Dr. William Lane Craig (philosophy), ex-atheist Jennifer Fulwiler (dealing with family members), and Fr. Robert Spitzer, S.J. (the latest discoveries of modern physics). Dr. William Lane Craig is the man whom Richard Dawkins, the world’s most famous atheist, refuses to debate. Dr. Craig holds two PhDs and is a leading expert on the cosmological argument for God’s existence. His website is reasonablefaith.org. Jennifer Fulwiler grew up in an atheist home but is now one of the most widely read female Catholic bloggers. She is also an author and reality TV show star (Minor Revisions). Her ruminations and incisive commentary can be found at conversiondiary.com. Robert Spitzer, S.J., Ph.D., the former president of Gonzaga University in Spokane, Washington, has debated Stephen Hawking, Leonard Mlodinow, and Deepak Chopra on Larry King Live and has appeared on the Today Show and the History Channel. Fr. Spitzer is the president of the Magis Center for Reason and Faith in Irvine, California, found online at magisreasonfaith.org. Specifications 3 CD Set
The ever-increasing interest in the Liturgical Traditions of the Church gives rise to the need for adequately trained altar servers and what better way to assist than to resurrect this classic! This famous handbook is an invaluable resource for all altar boys from beginning to advanced. Though written for Instructors, this manual can also be used for home study, schools and sacristies. Dom Matthew Britt begins by offering specific instructions on common ceremonial actions, including: how to make the proper bow, how to light the candles, and how to carry the Missal. He also walks the servers step-by-step through Low Mass (with one or two servers), High Mass, Solemn High Masses, Nuptial and Requiem Masses, Vespers and Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament. Contains more than 24 diagrams showing the various actions and positions of acolytes, Thurifer, Master of Ceremonies, Sub-Deacon, and Deacon. Includes servers responses for the 1962 Latin Mass. "How to Serve is a brief and clear manual from 1934 that is simply the best book of its kind. It will once again become the standard reference for acolytes, handing on to young servers the disciplines necessary for reverent Catholic ceremonies. Every altar boy 'should realize that...he is , after the priest, and in the absence of other priests or Sacred Ministers, the closest one in the whole church to our Divine Savior in the Blessed Sacrament. Occupying this very important position in his parish, an Altar Boy's conduct should be exemplary at all times and in all places.' " - Rev. Joseph W. Kavanagh , author of The Altar Boys Ceremonial How to Serve: In Simple, Solemn, and Pontifical Functions Excellent, practical read Important for anyone who serves at Our Lord's altar Contains more than 24 diagrams showing various actions and positions Includes servers responses for the 1962 Latin Mass
It is about winning friends, not arguments. It is about shedding light, not heat. It's about reframing the argument so hearts can be opened and minds can be inspired. How to Defend the Faith without Raising Your Voice is a new sort of apologetics. It is for those moments when you are thrust into the spotlight as the token Catholic whether the spotlight is simply at the office water cooler or whether it is front and center at the in-laws Thanksgiving celebration. This book gives Catholics a fresh way of explaining the Church's teaching on contentious issues humanly, compellingly, and succinctly. But this book does not pretend to suggest it is as simple as memorizing a speech. Every conversation is different. Every day's new cycle will bring new arguments and new challenges. Instead, it is a book about what the issues really are and where the criticisms are coming from so you can understand and communicate effectively. It is the fruit of a group of speakers and experts brought together by a single idea: to make sure that Catholics and the Church were represented properly in the media when Pope Benedict came to visit the UK in 2010. Their original and thoughtful approach helped make that visit a triumph and now it can be expanded for a much broader use. Whether read in groups or alone, studied in schools or parishes, How to Defend the Faith without Raising Your Voice offers the same thorough briefings on hot topics and the same top tips for effective communication which helped make the project such a success. How to Defend the Faith Learn the appropriate responses to difficult questions Discover that you CAN defend truth gently and courteously A reminder that a humble witness is best
The Missionaries of the Poor have requested thousands of these books to be used in their missions throughout the world. Your purchase of this item will be sent to the Missionaries of the Poor to distribute to those in need. Also known as A Catechism of Christian Doctrine , The Penny Catechism was given its name because of its original cost of one penny. While the price has changed, The Faith has not! This handy catechism gives 307 questions and answers on all aspects of the Catholic Faith. Having been approved by the Archbishops and Bishops of England and Wales for use in their dioceses, it is an official catechism of the Catholic Church. Topics covered include: God, the Sacraments, the Ten Commandments, the Precepts of the Church, grace, virtue, sins, and so forth. The Penny Catechism is excellent both as a basic class text and as a pocket-sized review of Catholic teaching for everyone. It contains concise, direct answers and provides a wonderful summary of the Catholic Faith. This book has been given the Imprimatur. The Penny Catechism is divided into four sections: 1. Faith As to Man - His first beginning. - His last end. The Belief - in God the Father - in Jesus Christ - in the Holy Spirit - in the Holy Catholic Church 2. Hope The Our Father - The seven blessings to be hoped for and to be prayed for The Hail Mary - Assistance of the Blessed Virgin - and of the Angels and Saints. 3. Charity The Commandments - of God - of the Church 4. The Sacraments The Seven Great Means of Grace Corresponding to - the birth - the growth - the nourishment - the medicine of the soul - the journey of the soul - the Christian Priesthood - the Christian Family Also included are: The Virtues and contrary Vices, The Christian's Rule of Life, and The Christian's Daily Exercise.
Donna-Marie Cooper O’Boyle is a Catholic author, a radio and television host, and an inspirational speaker known and admired from coast to coast. Yet with all of her public exposure, she has revealed very little about her personal history; that is, until now. When she discovered that sharing her struggles gave encouragement to others, she was persuaded to write this story of her life. Growing up in a Polish-American Catholic family, Donna-Marie was blessed with hard-working parents who provided a stable home for their eight children. At times her childhood was golden and carefree, but other times it was tarnished by pain that she felt was best left unspoken as she sought God for help and strength. After she left home after high school, her path took some harrowing turns. A Vietnam veteran fiancé snapped and held her against her will. She suffered pregnancy loss, serious illness, divorce, and single motherhood. Perhaps her greatest trial was an epic custody battle in which she needed to defend both her reputation as a mother and the safety of her five children. Yet through all the dark valleys, Donna-Marie kept the fire of her faith burning. Helping her to see the beauty of the crosses in her life, and to rely on the presence and the providence of God, were saintly souls who became her friends and mentors. One of these was Blessed Mother Teresa, who was her confidant and spiritual mother for ten years. The Kiss of Jesus: How Mother Teresa and the Saints Helped Me to Discover the Beauty of the Cross A powerful, deeply moving life story Written by a friend of Mother Teresa's A life-changing read 6 x 9 inches
"Life, in the end, has only one tragedy: not to have been a saint." – Léon Bloy The ever-popular and prolific Peter Kreeft says that the most important question he has written about is how one becomes holy; or to put it another way, how one becomes a saint. This question is central to all the great religions, Kreeft demonstrates, for striving toward holiness, moving toward perfect love, is the whole purpose of life. Kreeft admits that he is only a beginner on the climb to holiness, and it is to novices like him that he has written this engaging and encouraging book. Using the insights and experiences of saints and great spiritual writers throughout history, Kreeft shows what holiness is and how it can be achieved. He especially draws upon the spiritual classic Abandonment to Divine Providence by Jean-Pierre de Caussade, S.J. The core of Caussade's timeless gem is that God reveals himself to all of us through the daily events of our lives. The surest way toward spiritual growth, therefore, is by perceiving and accepting the merciful will of God in every situation. Kreeft stresses the simplicity of his approach to holiness, which focuses mainly on the virtue of love. Sanctity is love, he asserts, and only that can give us what we all long for—deep and lasting joy. How to Be Holy: First Steps in Becoming a Saint By the renowned speaker, author, and philosopher Peter Kreeft Simple, beautiful, and encouraging A book to be shared with others 5.25 x 8 inches
Perhaps you know very little about the Bible... or enough to realize there's so much more to discover! Maybe your previous attempts to read the Bible have not been fruitful, and you don't get much out of the readings at Mass. The How-To Book of the Bible is your key to unlocking this treasure. Unlike other Bible-related books, this one not only introduces you to the Scriptures but also helps you develop a deep, fulfilling, and lasting bond with the Bible. In this complete guide you will also receive: Examples of the Bible's pervasive presence within the Church Step-by-step guidelines on reading, meditating, praying, contemplating, and applying the Bible, both by yourself and with others Discover how to: Distinguish between Catholic, Protestant, Orthodox, and Jewish Bibles Choose a Bible with a translation and format that meets your individual needs Develop a customized reading plan Make sense of puzzling passages Recognize levels of meaning in the Bible and in your life Read each Gospel with greater appreciation of its uniqueness Interpret the Book of Revelation properly and personally Read the Old Testament prudently and in its context Pray and live the Psalms The How-To Book of the Bible Guidance on breaking the Bible into manageable parts An explanation of the divine inspiration of the Bible in light of its human authorship A Catholic approach to the Bible, with its dynamic understanding of God's Word Background on eras, events, peoples, sections, books, and passages of the Bible
In this edition of bestselling author's Thomas E. Woods Jr.'s How the Catholic Church Built Western Civilization , Woods describes how and why the Catholic church gave Western Civilization some of its most integral and distinctive characteristics. It comes now with a new introduction by Spanish Cardinal of the Roman Catholic Church Antonio Canizares. Ask someone today where Western Civilization originated, and he or she might say Greece or Rome. But what is the ultimate source of Western Civilization? Bestselling author and professor Thomas E. Woods, Jr. provides the long neglected answer: the Catholic Church. Woods goes far beyond the familiar tale of monks copying manuscripts and preserving the wisdom of classical antiquity. Gifts such as modern science, free-market economics, art, music, and the idea of human rights come from the Catholic Church, explains Woods. No institution has done more to shape Western civilization than the two-thousand-year-old Catholic Church--and in ways that many of us have forgotten or never known. How the Catholic Church Built Western Civilization is essential reading for recovering this lost truth. How the Catholic Church Built Western Civilization A fascinating read showing the origins of civilization we know Discover the roots of such things as modern science, free-market economics, human rights A book you will want to share with others
Beginning Apologetics 3: How to Explain and Defend the Real Presence of Christ in the Eucharist (Father Frank Chacon & Jim Burnham) proves the Catholic doctrine of the Real Presence from the Old and New Testament, early Church fathers, and history. Gives practical ways to increase your knowledge and love of Christ in the Eucharist. Foreword by Mark P. Shea. Contents: Forward by Mark P. Shea Introduction What Does the Church Teach About the Eucharist? Three Ways Jesus is Present Why Should We Believe in the Real Presence? The Biblical Basis for the Real Presence The Eucharist Prefigured in the Old Testament The Eucharist Fulfilled in the New Testament The Historical Basis for the Real Presence Evidence from the Early Church Fathers Evidence from History Evidence from Eucharistic Miracles A Saint's Summary I Believe! Now What Should I Do? Appreciate the Eucharist More Fully Receive the Eucharist More Fruitfully Pass the Faith on to Our Children More Permanently Evangelize our Separated Brethren More Effectively A Saint's Reflection Conclusion Holy Communion Prayers Prayer of St. Thomas Aquinas (before Communion) Prayer of St. Thomas Aquinas (after Communion) Pange Lingua (Tantum Ergo) Adoro Te (translated by Gerard Manley Hopkins, S.J.) Glossary of Terms Recommended Resources
The Rosary's rich simplicity has provided solace and courage in rocky times for centuries. Now, as new generations of Catholics face war, economic uncertainty, and moral upheaval, the Rosary is needed as much as ever. As interest in this beautiful devotion continues to rise, this pamphlet can be used as an introduction to, or reinforcement of, the power of the Rosary. This attractive and concise guide will instruct and inspire Catholics in the gentle rhythms and fervent hope of the Rosary. Each set of mysteries, including the new Luminous Mysteries, is accompanied by the Scripture passages from which these thoughtful meditations are drawn. The reverse side of this pamphlet features a step-by-step guide to saying the Rosary, with the full text of each prayer. A description of the historical origins of the Rosary introduces this helpful illustration. It's perfect to hand out after Mass to follow up a homily on the power of prayer. Insert the pamphlet in your weekly bulletin with a meditation on Our Lady of Fatima's message for our society. Distribute it at a family pizza-and-prayer night. It's also a wonderful parish gift for RCIA students, those recently confirmed, or graduates.
In the prayer lives of many Christians there is one person of the Trinity that often goes overlooked – The Holy Spirit. The Holy Spirit is no less involved in our lives than the Father and the Son, yet many are unaware of this. Jesus said about the Holy Spirit, “If I go, I will send you another Comforter.” But are we aware of the Holy Spirit in our lives? In The School of the Holy Spirit by renowned retreat master Father Jacques Philippe will help. It will lead you to be more attentive to the movements of the Holy Spirit in your life as you learn to value the third person of the Trinity as the Sanctifier of your soul. Philippe explains the rewards of being attentive to the Holy Spirit and provides simple and concrete ways to grow in this inner sensitivity. In his clear and simple style, he illustrates his points with many examples from modern life. In the School of the Holy Spirit is a valuable aid in your own spiritual journey. In the School of the Holy Spirit Simple and easy to read, yet so profound Learn the rewards of being attentive to the Holy Spirit Simple and concrete ways to grow in awareness of the Holy Spirit's presence 5 x 7¼ inches
What could be more familiar than the Christmas story -- and yet what could be more extraordinary? The cast of characters is strange and exotic: shepherds and magicians, an emperor and a despot, angels, and a baby who is Almighty God. The strangeness calls for an explanation, and this book provides it by examining the characters and the story in light of the biblical and historical context. Bestselling author Scott Hahn who has written extensively on Scripture and the early Church, brings evidence to light, dispelling some of the mystery of the story. Yet Christmas is made familiar all over again by showing it to be a family story. Christmas, as it appears in the New Testament, is the story of a father, a mother, and a child -- their relationships, their interactions, their principles, their individual lives, and their common life. To see the life of this "earthly trinity" is to gaze into heaven. Joy To The World: How Christ's Coming Changed Everything (And Still Does) See the events of Christ's birth in a whole new light Dive into the biblical and historical context of Christmas Written by renowned author Scott Hahn 5 ½ x 8¼ inches
Praying with the Bible is an active dialogue with God through which we may be taught, healed, and transformed. It is God and the praying person communicating and offering themselves to each other. Learn an ancient prayer technique known as lectio divina -- a simple, natural rhythm of reading and reflection that can be used for individual and family prayer, Bible study, or small faith-sharing groups. Lectio, or "holy reading," is well-known to monks and nuns, but it actually began with and is equally appropriate for laypersons. Acclaimed author and retreat leader Karl A. Schultz, author of eight related books, will teach you an intuitive way to use this process for the Liturgy of the Hours, the Rosary, the Stations of the Cross, the Mass, modern papal encyclicals, spiritual classics, journaling, and stress management. Addressing the Catholic Biblical Federation, Pope Benedict XVI said that, if effectively promoted, lectio will bring to the Church "a new spiritual springtime." This book is not only about how to pray with the Bible, but how to bring it to life using your own experience, which contributes significantly to a meaningful encounter with God's Word.
How many times have you wished you knew what to say at a funeral? While everyone wants to reach out in love, many people feel hesitant and uncertain because they don't know exactly what to say and do. In these pages you'll find 12 ways to reach out to friends or relatives mourning the loss of a loved one. Among these practical and sensitive suggestions are: Stay in contact Avoid cliches Share the Faith Listen with the heart ...and seven more! You may not be able to use all the ways outlined in this pamphlet. If you keep them in mind, and put at least one into practice, you can be sure that your effort will be more than helpful. Any effort to reach out and say "I care" will help someone who is grieving turn from futility to faith, from hurting to healing, and from pain to peace. How to Comfort the Grieving: A Dozen Ways to Say "I Care" 12 practical and sensitive ways to console someone mourning the loss of a loved one Quick, helpful read A beautiful way to practice true charity 4-1/2" x 5-7/8"
Men's 4.2 oz EDT Spray. After first edition which announced the collection To Be by Police two other perfumes were presented one for men and one for women. The new fragrance for men from To Be collection is The Illusionist announced as modern and fresh fougere while version for women To Be Woman is created as a floral fruity musky edition.Fragrance for men The Illusionist follows the theme of To Be collection characterized by skulls bottle shape darkness and mystery. Its composition is built around modern fougere notes aimed at men who like seducing and fascinating other and are proud of their eccentric personality. Top notes introduce transparent aquatic accords enhanced with a citrusy union of Calabrian bergamot and green ivy notes. Long-lasting freshness gives a provocative effect to the composition. A heart includes powdery accords of iris combined with white cedar wrapped with sage veil. Base notes await us with a blend of cashmere wood with musk crystal as well as the leathery accords of gentl
This clear and practical introduction to Christian Prayer explains—step by step—how to understand and celebrate this daily prayer of the Church. How many times have you picked up a copy of Christian Prayer only to put it down again, confused by Commons and Propers, Invitatories and Antiphons? Initially, Christian Prayer can be intimidating, Fear not, however—it’s not as complicated as it may first appear. This small booklet is designed to help you learn to pray the Liturgy of the Hours. By introducing you to its various components and explaining—step by step—how to get started, this guide offers the map for a prayer-journey that can become part of the rhythm of your daily life. For use learning how to pray the Liturgy of the Hours with the single volume Christian Prayer. How to Pray the Liturgy of the Hours Finally! Learn to pray the Divine Office A simple, clear guide Perfect for continual reference 4 x 6 inches
Women's 4.2 oz EDP Spray. Collection To Be by the house of Police will be expanded by two new fragrances this year. To Be The King and To Be The Queen available in skull shaped flacons colored in black and white and with gold color crowns. The crowned bottles present craving for power in ironic way which is characteristic of today's society with overwhelming unique design and details.The edition for women To Be The Queen transfers a dose of mystery seduction and provides the perfect balance of euphoria and sensuality. Excitement and explosiveness are described with a blend of orange mandarin and petit grain with presence of red berries while femininity and sensuality are retold by jasmine blossom and violet accompanied with juicy sweetness of peach and pineapple. Base notes of the composition deepen and warm us with chords of musk cedar patchouli and vanilla. To Be The Queen was launched in 2013.
The Foundry collection offers a sophisticated assemblage of style, where found items instill a higher sense of fashion and unexpected forms redefine familiar ideas. Established norms are remixed as the language of design, with its inherent ebb and flow, adapts with balanced precision: distressed leathers offset delicate filigree polished stone accentuates weathered lacquer forged metal compliments fine silk. Expertly curated, The Foundry collection invites you to imagine a new world of design.1 Year warranty Distressed leathers offset delicate filigree Polished stone accentuates weathered lacquer over pine veneerArm Style: Upholstered Assembly Required: No Chair Design: Parsons Chair Collection: The Foundry Country of Manufacture: China Depth: 32 Distressed Finish: Yes Features: Eco-Friendly Finish: Melange Grey Height: 34 Style: Shabby Chic Upholstery: Cotton Weight: 57.2 Width: 28
Men's 4.2 oz EDT Spray. Collection To Be by the house of Police will be expanded by two new fragrances this year To Be The King and To Be The Queen available in skull shaped flacons colored in black and white and with gold color crowns. The crowned bottles present craving for power in ironic way which is characteristic of today's society with overwhelming unique design and details.To Be The King is a masculine fragrance of power aiming at younger decisive and self confident men who like unusual details. The composition is dynamic and explosive and its opening is sparkling and refreshing made of citruses and spices. Top notes are characterized by a blend of lemon cedar bay leaf cardamom and nutmeg succeeded by a union of artemisia cashmere amber and aromatic lavender on a base of woody notes resins orange blossom and tonka. To Be The King was launched in 2013.
The Watcher in the Woods (DVD) Bette Davis; Lynn-Holly Johnson; Carroll Baker; David McCallum; Kyle Richards; Ian Bannen; Richard Pasco; Frances Cuka; Benedict Taylor; Eleanor Summerfield Synopsis: Legendary actress and two-time Oscar-winner Bette Davis (DANGEROUS, 1935; JEZEBEL, 1938) stars in this frightening and atmospheric thriller. When an American teenager joins her family in an English country house, she experiences strange and supernatural occurrences. Mrs. Alywood (Davis), the kindly caretaker, knows the dark secret behind the happenings ... and prepares for the return of a young girl who died mysteriously some 30 years earlier! THE WATCHER IN THE WOODS weaves a haunting, riveting tale that stays with you long after the explosive ending! Format: DVD Color: Color Rating: PG Genre: Suspense Runtime: 84 minutes Year: 1981 Release Date: 2004-08-03
How to Read the Bible Every Day helps Catholics read through the entire Bible. It includes an easy-to-use plan for beginners as well as plans for those already reading Scripture regularly. It even includes a supplemental reading plan keyed to the Church year. The three-year plan involves only 5-7 minutes a day of reading the Bible. Two-year and one-year reading plans give the more ambitious reader the opportunity to read Scripture 10-15 or 20-30 minutes a day. The two-year plan follows the daily readings of the liturgy. Its compact size means you can easily slip it inside your study Bible. Here is an invaluable guide for Catholics who want to grow in their understanding of God's Word. How to Read the Bible Every Day: A Guide for Catholics 1-year, 2-year, and even 3-year reading plan! Practical and well-organized Excellent book for any Catholic
In this innovative guide, master art instructor William Maughan demonstrates how to create a realistic human likeness by using the classic and highly accurate modeling technique of chiaroscuro (Italian for light and dark ) developed by Leonardo da Vinci during the High Renaissance. Maughan first introduces readers to the basics of this centuries-old technique, showing how to analyze form, light, and shadow; use dark pencil, white pencil, and toned paper to create a full range of values; use the elements of design to enhance a likeness; and capture a sitter s gestures and proportions. He then demonstrates, step by step, how to draw each facial feature, develop visual awareness, and render the head in color with soft pastels. Paperback book measures 8 1/4 in. x 11 in., 160 pages, 200 color illustrations. Watson-Guptill, 2004. ISBN 0823003590
What is the Breviary? How do I pray it each day? The Liturgy of the Hours is the daily prayer of the universal Church, but all those "hours," the hymns, the multicolored ribbons, and page-flipping are intimidating. Daria Sockey provides a solid overview in this practical handbook, giving you the confidence you need to start right away. Learn about the history of the Liturgy of the Hours, why it is relevant today, and how to choose from the many resources available for the prayers and hymns. Sockey helps you start slowly and build a daily habit that can fit into even the busiest schedule. The Everyday Catholic's Guide to the Liturgy of the Hours The daily prayer of the Universal Church Includes the top reasons to pray the Liturgy of the Hours Taking it piece by piece and hour by hour 8 1/2 x 5 1/2 inches
Father David Knight helps you understand, appreciate, and live the five mysteries, the five promises inherent in Baptism. He shows you a simple -- but meaningful -- way to make your spirituality your way of life by making it your conscious focus to live out your Baptism. This is a book about promises ... promises made to you by God and promises made to God by you. And this is the foundation and the goal of everyone striving to live a “life of grace.” The Five Promises of Baptism: How to Understand Them and Make Them real A profound, yet simple read Discover the life-changing gift of Baptism Perfect gift idea for parents or converts 5.5 x 8.5 inches
Women's 3.3 oz EDT Spray. Escada continues with the tradition of limited floral - fruity summer fragrances that launch annually since 1993. After last year's relaunch of the old scents Sexy Graffiti Rockin 'Rio and Island Kiss a brand new fragrance is prepared for 2013 under a cute and lovely name Cherry in the Air.Cherry in the Air is a real treat for those lovers of sour cherry aroma that stimulates the imagination. It is inspired by the French landscapes bicycling through orchards picking cherries and summer full of fun and enjoyment in life. Sweet and sexy the new perfume blends notes of sour cherry with marshmallow accords and woody character sandalwood.
Women's 1.6 oz EDT Spray. Escada continues with the tradition of limited floral - fruity summer fragrances that launch annually since 1993. After last year's relaunch of the old scents Sexy Graffiti Rockin 'Rio and Island Kiss a brand new fragrance is prepared for 2013 under a cute and lovely name Cherry in the Air.Cherry in the Air is a real treat for those lovers of sour cherry aroma that stimulates the imagination. It is inspired by the French landscapes bicycling through orchards picking cherries and summer full of fun and enjoyment in life. Sweet and sexy the new perfume blends notes of sour cherry with marshmallow accords and woody character sandalwood.
The Madonna of the Chair, painted by Raphael in 1514, is perhaps one of Raphael's most well known and loved Madonna pieces. The original painting was done in a circular tondo format, which is imitated in the painting itself. The positioning of the images and the directional gazes of Our Blessed Mother protectively cuddling the infant Jesus and the admiring look of St. John the Baptist, depicted as a child, emphasize a circular direction to the piece. This particular print of the Madonna of the Chair comes set in an ornate rectangular gold frame under non-glare glass. See also: Madonna of the Chair, Gold Mat (16x16)
What better gift to give our children than the practice of saying the Rosary on a regular basis? This entertaining and educational pamphlet, How to Pray the Rosary for Children, gives parents and religious educators a useful guide to explaining both the way the Rosary is prayed, as well as the reasons we pray it. Designed to catch and keep the attention of young children while presenting the timeless truths of the Faith, this pamphlet is useful both at home and in the classroom. Includes the Luminous Mysteries and the New Version of the Apostles's Creed 3.75" x 8.75"
Eco leather thick padded seat and back with built-in lumbar support One touch pneumatic seat height adjustment Locking knee tilt control with adjustable tilt tension Padded height adjustable arms Heavy duty coated base with black end Caps and dual wheel carpet casters CommercialApplication: Commercial Arm Material: Fabric Arm Style: Track Arms Assembly Required: Yes Collection: OPH Series Country of Origin: China Depth: 27-1 2 Design: Arm Frame Color: silver Frame Construction: Metal Height: 47-1 2 Pattern: Solid Style: Contemporary Upholstery: Leather Weight: 59 Width: 27-1 4
Funny Kick Baby Tee This is an officially licensed Funny Baby Tee in which these Funny shirts have been screen printed with the Funny image on front of this cotton junior fitted babydoll tee shirt. These Funny Baby Tee Shirts are usually made from a softer 5oz. stretchy cotton. These Funny Baby Tees are designed to be fitted babydoll style shirts for someone who likes to wear form fitted style of a shirt. Check back often for some of our new Funny clothing and other Funny Merchandise at great prices only at - www.StylinOnline.com .
This easy-to-follow guide, with its step-by-step diagrams, makes it a snap to learn the basics of sketching the human face. By combining circles, ovals, squiggly lines and other shapes, would-be cartoonists can create realistic portraits of young girls modeling a variety of hairstyles; boys in baseball hats, curly-headed babies, older men and women, and more. Dover Original. Instructions. 30 pages of black-and-white illustrations. Paperback book measures 8 1/4 in. x 11 in., 32 pages. ISBN:0486429016. Dover Publications.
The Kore Executive High Rise Chair gently rounded ergonomic base allows you to move and flex without moving your seat.Gently rounded ergonomic base allows you to move and flex without leaving your seat Exercises legs, back, and abdominal muscles Relieves soreness and stiffness Has been sold in the Museum of Modern Art Design Store and featured in the NY Times Personal Shopper ColumnAdjustable Height: 18" - 25" Base Diameter: 15 Color: Black Country of Origin: China Material: Vinyl seat Seat Diameter: 14
Features a step by step guide to saying the rosary on the front, and a full text of each prayer and the Mysteries on the inside and reverse. Includes: Joyful, Sorrowful, Luminous and Glorious Mysteries, Beautifully Illustrated. Deluxe Heavy Card Stock Laminated with Silver Foil Stamping How to Pray the Rosary Folder A perfect little guide to instruct and inspire Catholics on how to pray the Rosary Handy purse or pocket size pamphlet 6.25" x 14" Folded pamphlet
Your purchase of this item will be sent to the Missionaries of the Poor for their men in formation. A famous Catholic classic on the strategy for achieving spiritual perfection and salvation. Shows how to combat our passions and vices with an intelligent method in order to achieve a final victory. Also shows how to concentrate one's energies to make constant progress. One of the Church's all-time greatest books on the spiritual life and a favorite book of St. Francis de Sales.
When the other kids make fun of Louie and call his father the junkman his dad explains that the so called junk he loves can take you right out of this world with a little imagination. So Louie builds the spaceship Imagination I and blasts off into his own space odyssey. Reissued just in time for the fortieth anniversary of the first lunar landing this fantastical Keats adventure celebrates the power of imagination. Hardcover. 8-1/4 x 9-1/4. 40 pages. By Jack Ezra Keats.
Easy-to-follow directions make it a snap to draw portraits of favorite animals. Step-by-step diagrams show how to join circles, ovals, and other shapes to create likenesses of 30 adorable creatures - from a mouse, parakeet, and potbelly pig to tropical fish, a hermit crab, and a sugar glider (similar to a flying squirrel).The finished drawings are also fun to colorBook specifications: paperback, 32 pgs., 8 1/4 in. x 11 in.Publisher: Dover, 2006.
Thick padded contour back with built-in lumbar support One touch pneumatic seat height adjustment Locking tilt control with adjustable tilt tension Adjustable arms with mesh pads Heavy duty chrome base with dual wheel carpet casters Holds up to 350 lbsBack: 23-1 4" H x 22"W Collection: Executive Seating -Big Man's Series Country of Origin: China Depth: 28-3 4 Finish: Black Height: 45 Material: Mesh Metal Seat: 21-1 2"W x 19"D Width: 27-1 2
The legendary Stan Lee and John Buscema, artist behind the Silver Surfer, Conan the Barbarian, the Thor and Spider-Man, bring you this guide for creating your own superhero comic. Buscema illustrates methods of with famous Marvel Comics heroes, and Stan Lee provides assistance and advice through colorful prose. How to Draw Comics the Marvel Way belongs in the library of every aspiring comic artist.
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ NOTE: DOES NOT CONTAIN LUMINOUS MYSTERIES (MYSTERIES OF LIGHT) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ How to Say the Rosary Prayer Leaflet with the Joyful, Sorrowful and Glorious Mysteries of Fatima; the prayers of the Rosary , and "how to" say the Rosary. Sold in packs of 100.
Design holiday cards, ornaments, and window decorations by following simple diagrams composed of circles, squares, ovals, and other configurations. Just a few strokes will produce ready-to-color pictures of Santa, an elf and angel, a snowman, candy cane, rocking horse, and other traditional objects.Author: Barbara Soloff LevyFormat: paperback, 30 pgs., 8 1/4 in. x 11 in.Publisher: Dover, 2005
Our To The Moon and Back Hot Chocolate Mix features a gold moon and star background along with your wording Give your guest a sweet chocolaty drink to remember your special event Hot Chocolate Drink Mix features Free personalization 6 ounce serving Measures 4 34 high x 3 34 wide Front side includes a 2 personalized sticker Back side includes a 2 sticker with instructions Assembly required
Copper hand painted acrylics. Made in Hawaii by artist Leighton Lam.Dragonfly can be placed in a variety of places such as a flower pot or used as a bookmark. Stem can be cut off. Comes in a gift box signed by artist Leighton Lam. Includes a story card of what the dragonfly symbolizes.Unique. Each dragonfly is hand painted.Interior or Exterior. Anyplace you can think of.Measure4 x 2
Simple, step-by-step diagrams make it easy to create a one-eyed centipede; a scowling, four-legged fright that's literally all head; and 28 other comical creatures. Barbara Levy's fun-filled, how-to guide is designed for youngsters but will equally delight aspiring cartoonists of all ages. Paperback book measures 8 1/4 in. x 11 in., 32 pages. Dover, 2004. ISBN 0486438384
Cyan Design accessories has generated this unique mr. hot seat chair. It comes with a hand crafted Tan color. I has a elevation of 30 inches a span of 35 inches. This would be a great extra to create a unique feel to any space in your residence.Country of Origin: China Depth: 32-3 4 Finish: Tan Height: 30 Material: Wood Standard Style: Traditional Weight: 58 Width: 35
Classic traditional styling. Beautifully upholstered in top grain black leather. Eight-way hand-tied coil construction seat. Hand-applied antique brass nail-head trim. Mahogany wood finish on base. Hooded double wheel casters. Upright locking position. Pneumatic gas lift seat height adjustment. Adjustable tilt tension control. Adjustable height 42-45.5 inches.