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The Sign of the Cross & The Catholic Controversy Book Set

The Sign of the Cross & The Catholic Controversy Book Set

27.12 USD

The Sign of The Cross : From the young St. Francis de Sales’ heroic efforts to bring Calvinists back to the Faith comes this succinct, eloquent defense of the age-old Catholic practice of making the Sign of the Cross, which sixteenth-century Calvinists denounced as a Popish invention and many Protestants scorn even today. Embodying the zeal of youth and the wisdom of age, this gentle jewel of Catholic apologetics traces the origins of the Sign of the Cross back to the Fathers of the Church, to the Apostles before them, and finally to our Lord Himself. As they did for the Calvinists in St. Francis’s day, so in our day these pages will bring you a better understanding and a renewed love the Sign of the Cross, that brief and lively exterior prayer by which, from time immemorial, God has been invoked by serious Christians before all of their endeavors. In addition, you will learn what scores of saints have said about it, including St. Ambrose, St. Augustine, St. Basil, St. Clement, St. Cyril, St. Cyprian, St. Dionysius, St. Efraim, St. Eugenius, St. Gregory of Tours, St. Hilarion, Saint Hippolytus, St. Ignatius of Antioch, St. James, St. Jerome, St. John Chrysostom, St. Lawrence, and many others. "Whether you sleep or wake, travel or work, eat or drink, sail on the sea or cross a river, cover yourself with this breastplate, clothe yourself with the saving Sign of the Cross, and evils will not meet you." The Catholic Controversy: This book is a collection of pamphlets written by St. Francis de Sales as a young priest (age 27 to 29) struggling to reach people who would not listen to him: the 72,000 Calvinists of the French Chablais region, who had lost the Faith 60 years previous. The task looked hopeless, yet in four years almost all 72,000 had returned to the Catholic Faith. Here are some of the most cogent arguments against Protestantism ever penned, presenting a defense of the Catholic Faith that in some respects has never been equaled. The Sign of the Cross Author: St. Frances de Sales 128 pages Softcover 5 x 7 inches ISBN: 978-1933184975 The Catholic Controversy Author:  St. Frances de Sales 413 pages Softcover 5½ x 8½ inches ISBN: 9780895553874 Two book set The Sign of The Cross Learn the origin and powerful significance of the sign of the cross The Catholic Controversy A collection of writings from St. Frances de Sales that defends the Catholic Faith in a way that has never been equaled

The Life of the Blessed Virgin Mary & The Life of Mary As Seen By the Mystics (2 Book Set)

The Life of the Blessed Virgin Mary & The Life of Mary As Seen By the Mystics (2 Book Set)

30.52 USD

The Life of the Blessed Virgin Mary From the Visions of Ven. Anne Catherine Emmerich : Incredibly revealing and edifying background of Our Lady, her parents and ancestors, St. Joseph, plus other people who figured into the coming of Christ. Many facts described about the Nativity and early life of Our Lord, as well as the final days of the Blessed Mother--all from the visions of this great mystic.   The Life of Mary As Seen By the Mystics:  A masterpiece that combines the visions of four great Catholic mystics into one coherent story on the life of the Blessed Virgin Mary. Based primarily on the famous revelations of Ven. Anne Catherine Emmerich and Ven. Mary of Agreda, it also includes many episodes described in the writings of St. Bridget of Sweden and St. Elizabeth of Schenau. To read this book, therefore, is to share in the magnificent visions granted to four of the most privileged souls in the history of the Church. In complete harmony with the Gospel story, this book reads like a masterfully written novel. It includes such fascinating details as the birth and infancy of Mary, her espousal to St. Joseph and her Assumption into Heaven where she was crowned Queen of Heaven and Earth. For young and old alike, The Life of Mary As Seen By the Mystics will forever impress the reader with an inspiring and truly unforgettable understanding of the otherwise unknown facts concerning Mary and the Holy Family. The Life of the Blessed Virgin Mary: 5½ x 8½ inches ISBN:  9780895550484 Author:  Anne Catherine Emmerich Format:  Softcover Pages:  395 Language:  English The Life of Mary As Seen By the Mystics 5½ x 8½ inches ISBN:  9780895554369 Author:  Raphael Brown Format:  Softcover Pages:  264 Language:  English 2 Book Set The Life of the Blessed Virgin Mary From the Visions of Ven. Anne Catherine Emmerich Learn about the Blessed Virgin's ancestry, childhood, and her life as the mother Jesus The Life of Mary As Seen By the Mystics The visions of four great Catholic mystics about the life of Mary

Understanding "Our Father": Biblical Reflections on the Lord's Prayer

Understanding "Our Father": Biblical Reflections on the Lord's Prayer

15.95 USD

The prayer at hand has been called many things: the Pater Noster, the Our Father, the Model Prayer, the Lord’s Prayer. In  Understanding ‘Our Father,’  Dr. Scott Hahn presents a unique meditation on this common prayer, leading readers to consider the wealth of meaning in this seemingly simple prayer. Relying on the Fathers and Doctors of the Church as well as Sacred Scripture, Dr. Hahn takes each of the seven petitions of the Our Father individually and draws out the implications of the prayer given to us by Christ Himself. About the Author: Dr. Scott Hahn  has delivered numerous talks nationally and internationally on a wide variety of topics related to Scripture and the Catholic faith. Hundreds of these talks have been produced on audio and videotapes by St. Joseph Communications. His talks have been effective in helping thousands of Protestants and fallen away Catholics to (re)embrace the Catholic faith. He is currently a Professor of Theology and Scripture at Franciscan University of Steubenville, and is the founder and director of the Saint Paul Center for Biblical Theology. In 2005, he was appointed as the Pope Benedict XVI Chair of Biblical Theology and Liturgical Proclamation at St. Vincent Seminary in Latrobe, Pennsylvania. Dr. Hahn is also the bestselling author of numerous books including  The Lamb’s Supper, Reasons to Believe, and  Rome Sweet Home  (co-authored with his wife, Kimberly). Scott received his BA in Theology, Philosophy and Economics from Grove City College, PA, Masters of Divinity from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary, and his Ph.D. in Biblical Theology from Marquette University. He entered the Catholic Church at the Easter Vigil, 1986. He resides in Steubenville, Ohio with his wife, Kimberly, and children. Understanding "Our Father": Biblical Reflections on the Lord's Prayer By renowned author Scott Hahn A book helping to plumb the depths of the beautiful prayer Jesus taught us 8 ¼” x 5 ¼”

Coming Soon: Unlocking the Book of Revelation

Coming Soon: Unlocking the Book of Revelation

15.95 USD

Is there a book of the Bible more often discussed and yet less understood than the Book of Revelation? The “seven seals.” The “dragon.” The “beast.” The “sea of glass.” The fantastic imagery found in the Book of Revelation has long captivated Christians but remains mysterious to many. In the midst of so much discussion about the end times, what does Revelation teach us about living in the present moment, with our eyes focused on the heavenly Jerusalem? Michael Barber’s latest book, Coming Soon , explores these questions by taking a detailed look at Revelation and its rich tapestry of prophecy, history, and biblical allusion. Barber explores the profound link between the Mass celebrated here on earth and the eternal reality of heaven, demonstrating that the Apocalypse reveals truth that has practical implications for today and points to a firm hope in tomorrow. Coming Soon is a verse-by-verse commentary on the Book of Revelation using the Revised Standard Version: Catholic Edition of the Bible. Barber provides a Catholic interpretation, which sees the liturgical background of this book of Scripture—a perspective missing in many Protestant commentaries.   Michael Barber holds a bachelor's degree in theology and philosophy from Azusa Pacific University in Southern California and a master's degree in theology from Franciscan University of Steubenville. He is currently working on his Ph.D. in Theology at Fuller in Pasadena, California. About the Series: The Kingdom Studies explore the teaching and mission of Jesus Christ as revealed in the New Testament and carried on by His Church. Solid, trustworthy content in language anyone can appreciate. Coming Soon: Unlocking the Book of Revelation Part of the Kingdom Studies Series Study questions at the end of each chapter help promote discussion and reflection A powerful verse-by-verse commentary

Learning the Virtues & The Art of Praying (2 Book Set)

Learning the Virtues & The Art of Praying (2 Book Set)

26.27 USD

Learning the Virtues that Lead You to God : There’s more to goodness than keeping the Commandments: you’ve got to cultivate virtue, too, so that you please God in what you do — not merely in what you don’t do. In these pages, you’ll learn countless ways to grow in such virtue. The wise Msgr. Romano Guardini, a German priest hailed by Pope Benedict XVI as “a great figure” who “aspired to the truth of God and to the truth of man,” leads you from a consideration of virtue in itself to a discussion of each of the key virtues that will make you holy and lead you to God.   The Art of Praying: Where did you learn to pray? At your mother's knee? From the nun or brother who taught your religion class? Has your understanding of prayer matured since then, or do you simply pray, year after year, as you were taught as a child? No wonder most people have so many erroneous notions about prayer. No wonder our prayers are still far from what they should be. This remarkable book offers practical ways you can improve your prayers today and grow closer to God. Simple, direct, and profound, The Art of Praying is a helpful guide for the average person in the pew and even for those rare few who are far advanced in prayer. The topics include: how to pray well even when your heart is empty, determining the prayer schedule that's right for you, the posture of prayer, and much more.   Learning the Virtues that Lead You to God  Romano Guardini 224 pages Softcover ISBN  9780918477644 The Art of Praying  Fr. Romano Guardini 192 pages Softcover 9 x 6 inches ISBN  9780918477347 2 book set Learning the Virtues that Lead You to God Pleasing God in what you do and don’t do The Art of Praying: The Principles and Methods of Christian Prayer Offers practical ways to grow closer to God through prayer

The How-To Book of the Bible

The How-To Book of the Bible

13.95 USD

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

Women's Day of the Dead Costume

Women's Day of the Dead Costume

59.99 USD

When your friends and family are thinking about you, do you want them to feel all gloomy and bummed out? We didn't think so! The same goes for ghosts, who want us to be happy and have fun when we celebrate them. You'll be the life of the party when you show up in our exclusive Women's Day of the Dead Costume! Every year when November rolls around, Latin American communities kick off Dia de los Muertos, the Day of the Dead, to honor the spirits of the deceased by living life to the fullest. There is food, drink, music, and enough loudly colored decorations and costumes to wake the dead, which is the whole point! And since the guests of honor are the spirits themselves, there are deathly motifs worked into all of the decorations. Skulls and bones can be found everywhere, from the macabre makeup and outfits, to the dazzlingly delicious sugar skulls. And when it's all over, the souls go back to resting until it's time to do it all again the next November. Of course, those of us who are still living don't get to sleep for a year after the party ends like the dead do (someone's gotta pay those bills, after all), but you can still have tons of spooky fun dressing like them! We've designed this glamorously gothic dress to look both elegant and haunting, and the matching lacy headpiece matches the rose and lace accents on the gown. Add your own skull makeup for a truly otherworldly look, and pair up with someone wearing our Men's Day of the Dead costume to celebrate in style!

Mens Day of the Dead Costume

Mens Day of the Dead Costume

64.99 USD

The blend of regality, mysticism, and afterlife comes together in perfect harmony in many cultures, but the celebration of it is near perfected in a few. Dia de Muertos has come to coincide with the excitement of All Hallows Eve but holds the celebration for nights afterwards. Communing with the spirits of the beyond and calling their attention can bring great rewards and those who go all out to speak with the spirits come away with more than just an evening in memoria!You too can join in the grandeur of beautiful colors, painted faces, celebrations, and don’t forget the conjuring of spirits! Deck yourself out in this regalia of the Day of the Dead costume and be ready to be one with the night of spirits. A regal-looking black jacket with glimmering silver trim includes a bright red rose on your chest lapel that matches perfectly with a formal bow tie and cummerbund. Tailored for high undead society, show off your bleach-cleaned rib bones that make for a stark contrast with your black top hat and pure white gloves.Include the right kind of face paint and you will be right there with the modern day translation of an ancient Middle American celebration. Or with the same costuming and a few additional accessories, move your celebration to Louisiana and channel the spirits through the might of the mysterious voodoo priest, Samedi. This All Hallows Eve, unite numerous cultures as well as the spirits of the beyond all while showing off your dapper and noble style!

Men's Day of the Dead Costume

Men's Day of the Dead Costume

59.99 USD

Usually, when you're throwing an epic party and end up waking the neighbors, the neighbors don't then come and join in the fun. But, on Dia de los Muertos, that's exactly what happens, except the neighbors are spirits, and they've been waiting all year to party! You can get into the celebration spirit, too, when you dress up in our exclusive Men's Day of the Dead Costume! Of course, when the Day of the Dead holiday rolls around every November, it takes more than some spooky costumes to muster up the souls of the dead. There also needs to be their favorite foods, music, activities, and anything else they liked about being alive. Which totally makes sense, because what ghost is going to go through the trouble of returning to the land of the living for a party they will just be bored at? We owe them a good time for all of that effort, and all of the creepily styled decorations, skeletons, and skull shaped candies around the festival will make help them feel right at home!The celebration will only just be getting started when you show up decked out in this ghastly exclusive ensemble. The jacket and matching pants feature stylish patterns in the red suede, and spider web accents for extra spooky flair. The decorative roses come attached to the jacket lapels and hat brim, and always stay looking fresh, year after year. The party is even more fun when you have someone in our matching Women's Day of the Dead Costume celebrating with you!

Girl's Day of the Dead Costume

Girl's Day of the Dead Costume

39.99 USD

Every time November 2nd comes around, the hundreds year old tradition of Dia de los Muertos, or, Day of the Dead, comes with it in Mexico. To many people who don't know much about the tradition, they see it as a Mexican Halloween or just something to dress up as skeletons for, but it is in fact much more unique than that.It's a holiday full of symbolism. It's the day when all the spirits of the people who have passed away can return to spend time with their friends and family in this world. It sounds a little morbid when you think about all the deceased people who will be hanging out, but to most people it's kind of comforting. Just imagine how many times you've heard people say how they wish they just had one more day with someone before they passed. Now you can do that once a year, even if it is more symbolic than anything. You get to paint sugar skulls, and place all the different things your loved ones enjoyed in life like food, beverages, or games and pictures!Not to mention you have the chance to dress up in fantastic, bright clothing. Just look at this day of the dead inspired dress! Your little girl will look adorable on this special day where not a single skeleton is actually scary but is in fact ready for a great time. This is an exclusive costume made by us so you won't find anything as awesome as this anywhere else. Be sure to check out the others for the rest of the family too!

The Book of Saints and Heroes

The Book of Saints and Heroes

21.95 USD

The first Christians to visit Europe and the British Isles met pagans who told tales of fairies, talking beasts, and other wonderful things. To these marvelous stories, they soon added new ones about the Christian saints. Some were true, others improbable, and many simply fantastic. In the ones we include here, you'll meet the saint who spent seven Easters on a whale's back and the amiable lion who was St. Jerome's friend. You'll see St. George fight the dragon, and you'll read about the fierce wolf St. Francis of Assisi converted. But many of these stories have in them scarcely a wave of the fairy wand. So you'll also find here true tales of great saints such as St. Louis of France, St. Vincent de Paul, St. Francis Xavier, and St. Elizabeth of Hungary — souls marked by courage, kindness, and piety. These marvelous legends and exciting true stories of Christian saints and heroes will provide many hours of delightful reading to believers and non-believers alike! Read the exciting stories of: St. Anthony St. Augustine St. Paul St. Brendan St. Colette St. Columba St. Elizabeth of Hungary St. Cuthbert St. Dorothea St. Dunstan St. Richard of Chichester St. Francis of Assisi St. Francis Xavier St. Louis IX St. Jerome St. Margaret of Scotland St. George St. John of God St. Malchus St. Senan St. Simeon Stylites St. Vincent de Paul and others.

Boy's Day of the Dead Costume

Boy's Day of the Dead Costume

39.99 USD

Ever considered that your son might be the life of the party? Maybe he's so great at having fun and dancing that he's transcended this world and has become the afterlife of the party. Believe us, the dead can really raise some heck when they're out on the town. Mexico even has it's own holiday designed all around it! The dress up in their finest traditional clothing, paint skulls and marigolds on their faces, and dance the night away to honor their ancestors who have passed on to the next world. We especially love it because of all the sugar skulls we get to decorate. They're kind of like Easter eggs except these little guys are much sweeter. They're called sugar skulls after all! It's also one of if not the only holidays in the entire world where we can hang out with skeletons, and not be absolutely scared out of our sombreros. The dead aren't here to take our souls or drag us down into the crypts with them this time around. They just want to have fun at the party we threw to celebrate in their honor. That doesn't seem so bad at all now, does it? We think it sounds amazing! If you're going to have a fantastic Day of the Dead celebration though, you have to go all out! Get your boy this fantastic costume and he'll be ready to raise the dead! Don't forget to check out all the other exclusive costumes we made ourselves for this theme.

The Book of the Gospels

The Book of the Gospels

199.0 USD

The reverent act of processing The Book of the Gospels from gathering to altar and from altar to ambo is an important part of the liturgical celebration. As the most visible book to the assembly, The Book of the Gospels is meant to convey the power of the word of God to our communities. Using traditional Roman design, The Book of the Gospels emphasizes the glory of the word through the use of beautiful gold- and silver-stamped liturgical art. This book has a three year cycle-Years A,B, and C . The cover art includes an enhanced version of the cross that introduces the Classic Edition Lectionary of which our Gospel book is a component. Each symbol on the cover has special meaning: The cross's four medallions represent the four evangelists; the symbols in the lower right and left corners represent the people of God; and those in the upper right and left corners represent the heavenly hosts. Its rich cover art and impressive size truly makes our Book of the Gospels a handsome work for emphasizing the dignity of the Word. The Book of the Gospels Gold- and silver-stamped front, back, and spine Elegantly bound, hardcover Superior printing, rich paper Highly readable type Impressive 9 3/4 x 13 3/4 inch size Fits most ceremonial covers

Avatar: The Last Airbender - Art of The Animated Series Book

Avatar: The Last Airbender - Art of The Animated Series Book

34.99 USD

The incredible artwork of Avatar: The Last Airbender! 184 pages feature exclusive concept art. Hundreds of images, most never released to the public! An unprecedented look at the concept, design, and production art behind this smash-hit series, Avatar: The Last Airbender - The Art of the Animated Series chronicles the show's development - from the very first sketch through to the series finale and beyond - along with behind-the-scenes commentary from series creators Bryan Konietzko and Michael Dante DiMartino. Its 184 amazing pages feature hundreds of images, most of which Nickelodeon has never released to the public! Since its debut in 2005, Avatar: The Last Airbender has remained one of Nickelodeon's most talked about and highest-rated animated series to date, and it's not hard to see why. Not only does it offer an epic storyline, engaging characters, action, adventure, and a powerful message about the importance of hope in a world long besieged by war, it also serves up top-notch entertainment. It's also beautifully executed, a stunning masterpiece of animated storytelling that harmonizes Western influences with aesthetic inspiration drawn from a diverse array of cultures, including those of China, Japan, India, and the Inuit.

Women's Day of the Dead Darling Costume

Women's Day of the Dead Darling Costume

64.99 USD

No matter the occasion, this chica is ready to celebrate. She's always celebrating something, like National Tequila Day or even Potato Awareness Day, so it's really no surprise that she's ready for a fiesta, anytime, anywhere. It's Dia de Los Muertos after all, so this party girl is ready to put her party pants on. Well, we guess we should say party dress! The Day of the Dead is all about celebrating deceased loved ones so dressing to the nines is probably a good idea because your beloved departed loved ones are there with you in spirit. You have to look nice for them, so put away your sweatpants and take out this Day of the Dead darling costume. This floor-length style dress is akin to a gown because of the black lace long sleeves and the thigh-high leg slit. The fashion-forward look is topped off by a veil that is decorated with bright colored flowers, making the costume look like traditional Dia de Los Muertos attire. Whether you choose to tell stories about the deceased, make bright colored sugar skulls, or turn up the music so you can dance the mambo, this high-fashion costume is the way to go. Arriba!

Day of the Dead Female Makeup

Day of the Dead Female Makeup

5.99 USD

When it comes to remembering the dead around the world, there’s only one place that we want to be. Most places decide to don black, carry around a few drab flowers, and maybe have a dull meal to honor their ancestor and loved ones who have passed on to the other side, but in Mexico things are a little different. They throw a giant party more full of colors than a rainbow. The main flower they use? Marigolds! They put them on shrines, in the streets, by graves, and even paint them on their faces! That’s the other thing. Have you ever been to a party that was lame AND had face painting involved? We didn’t think so. We also love it because it’s right around the time of our favorite holiday too, Halloween! That’s why even if you don’t have any heritage to celebrate, it’s still a fantastic twist on our own classic celebration. A black and white facemask for your skeleton costume can get a little old and…er…dry as bone; but paint it with the bright colors in this kit and you’ll be sure to win the next costume party. You’ll also be sure to have tons of fun doing it too!

Superman The Ultimate Guide to the Man of Steel Book

Superman The Ultimate Guide to the Man of Steel Book

24.99 USD

The Ultimate Guide to The Man of Steel! Features lovers, allies, and enemies like Lex Luthor, Darkseid, and more. Explore key comic issues that mark important moments in Superman's career! Explore every twist and turn in Superman's story with this fan-driven Superman The Ultimate Guide to the Man of Steel Book! From his birth on Krypton and subsequent arrival on Earth to his lovers, allies, and enemies like Lex Luthor, Darkseid, and Doomsday, no stone is left unturned within its wonderfully detailed and illustrated pages. The Man of Steel Book will also feature pages on Superman's superhuman powers, explore key comic issues that have marked important moments in the superhero's career, and look at how the character has developed through the decades. Fans of the Superman comics from DC, take notice. Don't miss out on this amazing collection of superhero history with the Superman The Ultimate Guide to the Man of Steel Book! Ages 15 and up.

The Kew Book of Botanical Illustration each

The Kew Book of Botanical Illustration each

31.5 USD

Kew is eminent worldwide in botanical science and the study and preservation of plant species, and Christabel King has been doing illustrations for them for 40 years and is their foremost botanical artist. Here she explains both scientific botanical illustration and the looser botanical art, and covers materials, collecting and preserving plant specimens, drawing and painting techniques, magnification, using dividers, drawing from life, composition, light and shade and tranferring drawings. She goes on to discuss painting leaves, flowers, cactii and succulents, wildflowers, trees and plates for Curtis's Botanical magazine. A chapter on travel drawings gives a flavour of the author's passion and worldwide experience. There is a helpful section on suitable subjects for beginners and a glossary of terms. The text is highly illustrated throughout with beautiful paintings.Author: Christabel King128pp., 8.5x11 hardcoverISBN: 9781844489473

The Art of Emily the Strange Hardcover Book

The Art of Emily the Strange Hardcover Book

22.99 USD

In her thirteen-plus years in existence, oddballs, outcasts, and art freaks the world over have grown to know and love a strange young girl named Emily. With roots in the punk-rock art scene of Santa Cruz skate culture and an early appeal to European trend spotters, the iconic image of Emily and her philosophy of devout individualism have become deeply rooted in global culture. The Art of Emily Volume 1 is the first-ever collection of images showing the wide and inspired range of artistic styles and mediums that have been used to create the world of Emily the Strange. From silk-screened vinyl skateboard stickers to custom rock-and-roll album art, large-scale psychedelic paintings, and insanely intricate Mongolian paper cutting, the fantastic and artful imaginings of Rob Reger, Buzz Parker, and a staggeringly talented array of collaborators will give insight and inspiration to any Emily fan. 120 pages.

The Big Book of the Human Figure each

The Big Book of the Human Figure each

20.69 USD

The artistic representation of the human body has fascinated and inspired millions throughout the centuries; it is also one of the most difficult forms for artist to recreate. Movement, proportion, expression, as well as the details of anatomy, leave many artists frustrated. In The Big Book of the Human Figure, the challenges of the human structure are explored in four comprehensive sections covering: Basic anatomy and proportion, effects of light on the figure, and the nudeUnderstanding the dressed figure and creating atmosphereInterpreting the figure through variations of color and styleAn approach to the portrait and elements of the face Fully illustrated throughout and filled with clear, step-by-step instructions, notes on technique, and more, this book is an excellent tool for helping artists of all levels master the graceful beauty of the human form. 160pp., 8 1/4 x 10 13/16ISBN:9781438003436

Women's Red Day of the Dead Hat

Women's Red Day of the Dead Hat

9.99 USD

La Calavera Catrina, also known as "The Dapper Dead" is a depiction of a woman by illustrator and lithographer José Guadalupe Posada in his cartoons from 1920 to 1913. Since then it has been brought into the Day of the Dead Culture by the beautiful women dressed in high class costumes, and wearing makeup to make themselves look like ghastly skeletons of the dead. It's no horror movie or holiday though. It's a great celebration of those we cherish who have gone on to the next life! And with every fiesta means a party! Seriously though, that's literally what it means. Ready to dawn the hat of aristocracy and become your very own take on La Calavera Catrina? Why not start with this fantastic deep red hat. The black lace against the scarlet possesses a striking beauty that is sure to accent your own along with any red or black dress you pair it with. We can already hear the Mariachi bands playing!

The Disney Book Hardcover Book

The Disney Book Hardcover Book

29.99 USD

The Disney Book explores over 90 years of all things Disney from the animated movies of Snow White and Frozen to the theme parks and cruise ships that have made Disney the unstoppable force it is today. The Disney Book is a beautiful, visual exploration of all things Disney from the animated and live-action movies to the theme parks and attractions that have made Disney the beloved brand it is today. The Disney Book Hardcover Book is packed with stunning visuals including concept art, original story sketches, merchandise, a range of movie posters, and collectibles. Explore rarely seen treasures including props, art, early merchandise, and more from Disney's extensive archives and celebrate more than 90 years of Disney storytelling and entertainment with The Disney Book. The 200 page hardcover book measures about 10 9/10-inches tall x 9-inches wide. Ages 8 and up.

The Complete Book of Chalk Lettering each

The Complete Book of Chalk Lettering each

17.96 USD

In over 60 lessons, learn the ABCs of lettering (literally) and basic styles: serif, sans serif, and script. Next, how to lay out a design, combine various styles into one cohesive piece, add shadows and dimension. Master more advanced letter styles, from faceted to ribbon to -vintage circus.- Use banners, borders, flourishes. And finally, 12 projects to show off your newfound skills: including a Winter Wonderland Snow Globe; a smartphone-themed birthday card to text friends and family; a one-of-a-kind party invitation to create, photograph, and mail; and a bake sale sign guaranteed to put everyone who sees it in the mood for a cupcakeThe book is also a practice space, with three foldout -chalkboards--the inside cover and foldout back cover are lined with blackboard paper.Author: Valerie McKeehan176pp., 8.5x10 Paper over boardISBN: 9780761186113

Castles of the World-Coloring Book Castles of the World-Coloring Book

Castles of the World-Coloring Book Castles of the World-Coloring Book

3.55 USD

This carefully researched coloring book offers a fascinating pictorial survey of castles in varying styles from Great Britain, France, Italy, Spain, Portugal, Germany and other countries. You'll find meticulously accurate depictions - ready for coloring - of 31 magnificent structures, from the early English motte-and-bailey strongholds to the romantic, 19th century royal residence at Neuschwanstein, built for King Ludwig II of Bavaria. The finely detailed drawings appear in roughly chronological order and illustrate the architectural development of the castle from the primitive tower on a hill of the eleventh century to the sophisticated Norman castle of the mid thirteenth century, to later structures that represented a shift from fortress to residential castles. Paperback, 48 pages. ISBN:486251861. DOVER

The Art of The Last of Us Hardcover Book

The Art of The Last of Us Hardcover Book

29.99 USD

An essential companion to the survival-horror game The Last of Us! Based on the E3 award-winning video game from developer Naughty Dog. 184 full-color pages of concept art, character designs, landscapes, and more! An essential companion to the E3 award-winning survival-horror video game The Last of Us from developer Naughty Dog, The Art of The Last of Us Hardcover Book is as richly detailed and compelling as the video game itself. This hardcover book features concept art, character designs, and astonishing settings and landscapes pulled directly from the game. Measuring 12-inches long x 9-inches tall, The Art of The Last of Us Hardcover Book provides a unique inside look at one of the gaming world's strongest survival-horror games in ages. 184 full-color pages. Ages 15 and up.

Miniature Stories of the Saints: Book 2

Miniature Stories of the Saints: Book 2

2.5 USD

These lives of the saints are written in an easily understood and entertaining story form.  Each story, one page in length, also has a full-page picture. Tthis little collection of saint stories has been delighting families since it was first published many years ago.  The saints included are: Saint Bonaventure Saint Barbara Saint Camillus de Lellus Saint Bernadette Soubirous Saint Charbel Saint Brigid Saint Charles Borromeo Saint Catherine of Siena Saint Christopher Saint Catherine Laboure Saint Dominic Saint Edward Miniature Stories of the Saints: Book 2 Written in simple language for children to easily understand Fun stories with colorful images of beloved saints Teaches children about saintly virtues 4¾ x 6¾ inches

Star Wars The Amazing Book of Star Wars Hardcover Book

Star Wars The Amazing Book of Star Wars Hardcover Book

14.99 USD

Start your padawan's training off right with the Star Wars The Amazing Book of Star Wars Hardcover Book! This is the perfect introduction for young fans to the Star Wars galaxy. Children new to Star Wars will love discovering more about a galaxy far, far away... in the Star Wars The Amazing Book of Star Wars Hardcover Book! Large pictures and short, simple sentences bring Star Wars to life for children as they learn about the brave heroes, helpful droids, amazing aliens, and powerful foes from the saga. Favorite characters and fascinating vehicles are explored in a fun, age-appropriate way, from Yoda and Luke Skywalker to the Millennium Falcon and BB-8. The 48 page hardcover book measures about 10 9/10-inches tall x 9-inches wide. Ages 13 and up.

The Seven Riddles of Life (Audio Book)

The Seven Riddles of Life (Audio Book)

14.99 USD

In The Seven Riddles of Life , Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen shares his renowned insight and gentle teaching on the questions that plague humanity. Learn the answers to the Seven Riddles of Life: Divine Goodness Pain The Suffering of the Innocent Loneliness Unhappiness Failure Value Declared to have lived a life of heroic virtues and earning the title of venerable by Pope Benedict XVI on June 28, 2012, Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen was considered by many to be the greatest preacher of the twentieth century.   The Seven Riddles of Life (Audio Book) A life-changing, spiritual journey with Archbishop Sheen Provides personal and pastoral wisdom Audio Book CD 1 CD 7.5 x 5.25 inches packaged Language: English

Dorbz Shaun of the Dead Vinyl Figure

Dorbz Shaun of the Dead Vinyl Figure

8.99 USD

So, you've woken up after a long night at the pub and you realize that the zombie apocalypse has begun. Well, that's just going to put a damper on your day, isn't it? We really can't help you with how to survive this new world of flesh eating mates, but we can help you with allies... just get this Dorbz Shaun of the Dead vinyl figure and you'll at least have one of the best electronics store employees you could ever want to accompany you during the apocalypse. It looks just like the Simon Pegg character from the classic film. We think you're going to do just fine out there, but whatever you do, don't get surrounded by zombies in a pub, because that can go bad pretty quickly, and we don't just mean the beer!

Miniature Stories of the Saints: Book 1

Miniature Stories of the Saints: Book 1

2.5 USD

Simple and easy to read, this little collection of saint stories has been delighting families since it was first published many years ago. The pictures are beautiful, each story is engaging, and the presentation is done in such a way that it is perfect for reading aloud to your children. They will also love to read the book on their own! The saints included are: St. Aloysius Gonzaga St. Agatha St. Ambrose St. Agnes St. Andrew St. Angela St. Anthony St. Ann St. Augustine St. Apollonia St. Bernard of Clairvaux St. Benedict   Miniature Stories of the Saints: Book 1 A beloved, classic collection of stories Beautifully illustrated Written in simple language for children to easily understand

Hellboy II: The Art of the Movie Book

Hellboy II: The Art of the Movie Book

24.99 USD

Interviews with Guillermo del Toro and Mike Mignola! Features the complete screenplay, and a deleted scene! See the original storyboards! Hellboy II: The Art of the Movie Book. This 224-page tome presents the most extensive look into Hellboy II: The Golden Army 's evolution, from early concept art and diary sketches to photos of the final props, sets, and filming. A unique look at filmmaking and the art of graphic novels. Guillermo del Toro and Hellboy creator Mike Mignola once again bring their world-renowned talents to bear on a brand-new chapter in Hellboy's history--a visual feast only they could produce. Get your sneak peek well before the celluloid hits the screen! 224 pages.

The Book of Paper Airplanes The Klutz Book of Paper Airplanes

The Book of Paper Airplanes The Klutz Book of Paper Airplanes

15.59 USD

Making paper airplanes doesn't feel like science. And it's not quite art. Near as we can figure launching a regular old piece of paper into the sky so that it soars is pure magic. We present a step-by-step guide to folding aerobatic amazements. The ten airplanes in this book are the best we've ever seen. This book comes complete with 40 sheets of flight-tested, ready-to-fold paper, printed on both sides in a variety of 20 colorful patterns, including leopard print, wood grain, hot rod flames and lose-it-on-the-lawn grass. It's everything you need to rule the skies. Recommend for ages 7 and up. Spiral-bound book measures 10 in. x 12 in., 55 pages. Klutz. ISBN 1570548307

Day of the Dead Folk Art each

Day of the Dead Folk Art each

17.99 USD

The folk art inspired by Day of the Dead, celebrated in Mexico and around the world, including the American Southwest, powerfully communicates the cultural traditions of this joyous holiday. As a companion volume to the authors' Day of the Dead, this book focuses on the artistic imagery of Day of the Dead, including the skulls, skeletons, and the iconic figure of Catrina, as seen in various pieces of market art, community art and contemporary art. The work and influence of important Mexican folk artists, such as Jose Guadalupe Posada and Diego Rivera, are represented and discussed.Authors: Steve Mack, Kitty Williams128pp., 8x9 hardcoverISBN: 9781423634430

The Art of BioShock Infinite Hardcover Book

The Art of BioShock Infinite Hardcover Book

39.99 USD

In this Art of BioShock Infinite Hardcover Book, delve deeper into the city of Columbia - the fabled floating metropolis that serves as a beacon of technology and achievement for the early 1900s! This deluxe hardcover features production designs and concept illustrations focusing on main characters Booker DeWitt, Elizabeth, and Songbird from the BioShock Infinite video game. See the evolution of Sky-Hooks, Heavy Hitters, the populace of Columbia, Vigors, airships, and much more! BioShock Infinite won over 75 video game awards, including Best Original Game and Best of Show! Introduction by creative director Ken Levine. 184 pages long.

The Story of Easter Board Book

The Story of Easter Board Book

4.95 USD

From the St. Joseph Carry-Me-Along Board Books collection, The Story of Easter is an idea Easter book for young children. A sturdy book that will stand up to wear and tear, it provides clear, simple text to introduce children to events surrounding the death and Resurrection of Jesus. The short text is accompanied by well-done, full-color illustrations. A built in handle makes this an ideal book for taking to Mass, carrying to grandma's house, or anywhere! The Story of Easter board book For babies, toddlers, and young children Carry-Along handle Measures 8 1/2" x 6" 2mm thick board pages

The Walking Dead Fight the Dead, Fear the Living Dog Leash

The Walking Dead Fight the Dead, Fear the Living Dog Leash

14.99 USD

Fight the dead, fear the living! Do as the leash commands. Luckily in today's civilized society, there's not a lot of dead things lumbering about that you have to fight, so you're pretty safe on that end if you want to take your dog for a walk with The Walking Dead Fight the Dead Fear the Living Dog Leash! If you're worried about the other side of the quote on the leash, "Fear the Living," then you probably have agoraphobia. In any case, this dog leash is perfect for taking your own little bit of walker bait on a stroll through the neighborhood. Leash measures 5-feet long.

LEGO Nexo Knights The Book of Knights Hardcover Book

LEGO Nexo Knights The Book of Knights Hardcover Book

19.99 USD

Prepare to enter the world of Knighton, a futuristic realm filled with epic quests, scary monsters, and true technical wizardry, in LEGO Nexo Knights The Book of Knights Hardcover Book. The book tells the chronicles of the heroes and their adventures in LEGO Nexo Knights. Fans will be able to learn more about their favorite characters and their weapons, vehicles, powers, and more. The LEGO Nexo Knights The Book of Knights Hardcover Book comes with an exclusive mini-figure! The 80 page book measures about 11 9/10-inches tall x 9 9/10-inches wide.

Fiesta of the Dead Party Dress

Fiesta of the Dead Party Dress

64.99 USD

Someone pass the tequila because the party is about to get underway! You'll be excited to start the Dia de Los Muertos festivities when you look like a walking and talking sugar skull senorita. This off-the-shoulder part dress features beautiful black lace and red ribbon accents so it'll be the perfect party dress to wear while you spend the evening salsa dancing with your date. With flowers in your hair and heels on your feet, you'll have as much fun celebrating the Day of the Dead as one of the sombrero wearing skeletons printed on your dress!

Luminous Rosaries, Glow in the Dark - Pkg of 100

Luminous Rosaries, Glow in the Dark - Pkg of 100

32.95 USD

White plastic rosaries that glow in the dark sold in packs of 100. The centerpiece snaps open so you can wear it as a necklace. The Sacred heart of Jesus and Mary Help of Christians images on centerpiece are gentle raised relief.  Its affordable price will let you give these rosaries out during retreats or simply to spread the rosary devotion. Made in Ecuador. Glows in the dark! Package of 100 rosaries White Plastic glow in the dark Pack of 100 12mm snap centerpiece 1" crucifix Length: 16 1/2 inches

Cathedrals of the World Coloring Book

Cathedrals of the World Coloring Book

4.99 USD

This fascinating volume invites colorists of all ages to color detailed illustrations of 40 great churches from around the world. Includes St. Paul's (London), Chartres (France), Notre Dame (Paris), Cologne (Germany), St. Peter's (Rome), St. Basil's (Moscow), St. Patrick's (New York), the Washington Cathedral, and more.  Cathedrals of the World Coloring Book By the amazing artist John Green Stunning images Perfect gift idea 8 1/4 x 11 Ages 8 - 18

Shaun of the Dead Aim for the Head T-Shirt

Shaun of the Dead Aim for the Head T-Shirt

19.88 USD

Shaun of the Dead Aim T-Shirt Shaun holds his trusty cricket bat and is surrounded by friends and zombies both on this cool Shaun of the Dead t shirt! The Shaun of the Dead Aim T-Shirt is black. It reproduces a poster for the hilarious 2004 spoof movie Shaun of the Dead , with zombies crowding around Shaun, his girlfriend Liz with a chain, and his friend Ed with a shovel, with the movie's title logo and the taglines "Aim for the Head" and "A Romantic Comedy. With Zombies."

The Stations of the Cross Coloring Book

The Stations of the Cross Coloring Book

1.95 USD

A fun and creative way for children to learn about the sufferings of Jesus as He approached His death. Each station includes the traditional scene from Christ's passion with a secondary coloring page showing your children how to apply His teachings in their own lives. Pray along with your children as they read the short prayer for each station. Stations of the Cross Coloring Book Pray along with your children Creative way to teach The Passion Crayons not included

Shaun of the Dead Aim at the Head T-Shirt

Shaun of the Dead Aim at the Head T-Shirt

19.88 USD

Shaun of the Dead Aim T-Shirt Hapless Shaun wields a cricket bat while holding a bouquet of flowers on this cool Shaun of the Dead t shirt! The Shaun of the Dead Aim T-Shirt features a black silhouette of Shaun above the title logo for the hilarious 2004 spoof movie Shaun of the Dead . Shaun is holding a cricket bat to kill zombies and a bouquet of flowers for his "mum." The words "Aim for the Head" are above in red letters. "Buy Milk. Ring Mum. Dodge Zombies."

The Walking Dead Luggage Tag

The Walking Dead Luggage Tag

9.99 USD

Do you have a lingering fear that by the time your plane lands the world will have fallen in the throes of a zombie apocalypse? Don't waste time worrying about it, just start preparing with this Walking Dead luggage tag! It's the perfect way to make sure that all of your walker slaying gear stays safe while you're on a trip. And even if the dead don't take over the earth, at least anyone who wants to mess with you will think twice before opening your luggage!

The Little Animal Follow-The-Dots Coloring Book The Little Animal Follow-The-Dots Coloring Book

The Little Animal Follow-The-Dots Coloring Book The Little Animal Follow-The-Dots Coloring Book

1.35 USD

This little book combines all the fun of solving follow-the-dots puzzles with the special excitement of creating and coloring pictures of favorite animals. As they "sketch" 56 different creatures - a koala, kangaroo, hen, giraffe, penguin, bullfrog, donkey, skunk, pony, and more - children develop important cognitive and motor skills while having fun. Paperback, 64 pages. 4 in. x 5 3/4 in. book. ISBN:486266664. DOVER

Women's Queen of the Dead Costume

Women's Queen of the Dead Costume

39.99 USD

If you've always loved the art style of Dia De Los Muertos, then we've got a real treat for you. Celebrate the Day of the Dead in style with this womens Queen of the Dead costume! It has fun skeleton and Mexican floral details so you can look spooky and stylish all at the same time. Be sure to get a makeup kit so you can create an amazing sugar skull design and you'll be all set for the huge fiesta this fall.

Dawn of the Dead Smear T-Shirt

Dawn of the Dead Smear T-Shirt

19.88 USD

Dawn of the Dead Smear T-Shirt A deadly zombie highlights this blood-stained Dawn of the Dead t shirt! The Dawn of the Dead Smear T-Shirt is white. The title logo for the movie Dawn of the Dead appears in white letters with a portrait of a bald zombie, with smeared blood on all sides and dripping at the bottom. "When there's no more room in hell, the dead will walk the earth!"

Women's Day of the Dead Shoes

Women's Day of the Dead Shoes

59.99 USD

If you are going to celebrate the Dia De Los Muertos, you need the right pair of shoes! Trendy ladies who aspire to be sugar skulls, so you need these high heels to complete the head-to-toe look. These Women's Day of the Dead Shoes look great with any Day of the Dead themed costume. When black and white stripes AND skulls are involved in your outfit, you can't go wrong!

The Story of Christmas Board Book

The Story of Christmas Board Book

4.04 USD

Ideal book for young children.  A sturdy book that will stand up to wear and tear, it provides clear, simple text to introduce children to the story of Jesus' birth.  With full-color illustrations and a “carry-along” handle. Christmas story board book Traditional images Makes a great gift for kids 16 pages Carry along format

Dawn of the Dead Wrist Cuffs

Dawn of the Dead Wrist Cuffs

12.99 USD

Dawn of the Dead Leather Wrist Cuff Zombie lovers will eat up this cool leather Dawn of the Dead wrist cuff! The Dawn of the Dead Leather Wrist Cuff is black and adjustable to fit most sizes. It features the blood-red logo for Dawn of the Dead , the 1978 sequel to the 1968 classic horror film Night of the Living Dead , amid black and white images of hungry zombies.