Why Be An Atheist If??? by Sebastian Mahfood and Ronda Chervin

Why Be An Atheist If??? by Sebastian Mahfood and Ronda Chervin

Why Be An Atheist If???

by Sebastian Mahfood and Ronda Chervin

  • Who is an atheist? A person who is convinced that there is no God.
  • Who is an agnostic? A person who thinks there is no way to know if there is a God or there is not a God.
  • Who is a doubter? Usually a person raised to think there is a God who is not sure if that is true.
  • Who is a seeker? A person who is open to belief in any reality that others present as truly real.
  • Who is a theist? A person who is convinced that there is a God.

Why Be An Atheist If??? is an adaptation of Catholic Realism put together primarily for atheists but also offering many answers for agnostics, doubters, and seekers. 

Paperback $14.95 paperback | Kindle $9.99

TESTIMONIALS

TBA

ABOUT THE AUTHORS

Ronda Chervin has a Ph.D. in philosophy from Fordham University and an M.A. in Religious Studies from Notre Dame Apostolic Institute. She is a convert to the Catholic faith from a Jewish but atheistic background. She has been a professor at Loyola Marymount University, St. John’s Seminary of the Los Angeles Archdiocese, Franciscan University of Steubenville, Our Lady of Corpus Christi, and Holy Apostles College and Seminary in Connecticut. More than seventy books of hers have been published by Catholic presses in the area of philosophy and spirituality. Dr. Ronda presents on EWTN and Catholic radio. She is a dedicated widow and grandmother. Her many books include Quotable Saints, Seeking Christ in the Crosses & Joys of AgingCatholic Realism and Voyage to Insight.

Dr. Sebastian Mahfood, OP, is a Lay Dominican of the Queen of the Holy Rosary chapter in the Province of St. Albert the Great. Dr. Mahfood holds a master’s in comparative literature from the University of Texas at Arlington, a master’s in philosophy and a master’s in theology from Holy Apostles College & Seminary, a master’s in educational technology from Webster University and a doctorate in postcolonial literature and theory from Saint Louis University. His many other books include Catholic Realism, Among the Marvelous Things, Missionary Priests in the Homeland, The Narrative Spirituality of Dante’s Divine Comedy, and Radical Eschatologies

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TESTIMONIALS

“Gerard Verschuuren has written an accessible and enjoyable introduction on the nature of the scientific project, the origins of its successes and limitations, and its fundamentally positive relationship with religion.” —Karin Oberg, Professor of Astronomy at Harvard University, Leader of the Öberg Astrochemistry Group at the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics.

“This book is an excellent introduction to the philosophy of science. As a scientist, Verschuuren has an excellent capacity to describe science’s basic methods as well as its limits. The book also shows how philosophy and religion are actually useful in keeping science a grounded discipline. Religion, and philosophy, especially in the Judeo-Christian tradition, actually make science possible in ways that might surprise many scientists. Find out yourself.” —Fr. Jeffrey Langan, PhD, PhD, Senior Fellow of the Principium Institute, Priest of the Prelature of Opus Dei.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR 

Gerard M. Verschuuren is a human geneticist who also earned a doctorate in the philosophy of science. He studied and worked at universities in Europe and the United States. Currently semi-retired, he spends most of his time as a writer, speaker, and consultant on the interface of science and religion, faith and reason.

More information about his life and works may be found on his Wikipedia page at https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gerard_Verschuuren

A review of Aquinas and Modern Science: A New Synthesis of Faith and Reason, by Gerard M. Verschuuren, has appeared in Volume 57, Issue 4 (December 2017) of the International Philosophical Quarterlyi>, and The Pluralist Game.

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The Catholic Church has a longstanding and outstanding tradition that makes for a powerful source of innovations for the world. The sixty Catholics mentioned in this book testify to it. Each one of them made a significant contribution that we can, and do, benefit from every day.

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1. ALBERT THE GREAT: SCIENCE & RELIGION
2. ALCUIN OF YORK: SCHOOLS
3. ANGELICA, MARY: MASS COMMUNICATION
4. ANSELM OF CANTERBURY: SLAVERY
5. ATHANASIUS OF ALEXANDRIA: ONE GOD
6. BARAT, MADELEINE-SOPHIE: EDUCATION OF WOMEN
7. BEDE THE VENERABLE: HISTORY
8. BELLARMINE, ROBERT: HUMAN RIGHTS
9. BENEDICT OF NURSIA: HOSPITALS
10. BOSCO, GIOVANNI: URBANIZATION
11. BRANDSMA, TITUS: FREEDOM OF PRESS
12. CAFASSO, JOSEPH: PRISONS
13. CAMILLUS DE LELLIS: RED CROSS
14. CANISIUS, PETER: THE CATECHISM
15. CARREL, ALEXIS: MIRACLES
16. CATHERINE OF SIENA: FEMINISM
17. CHESTERTON, G. K.: COMMON SENSE
18. CLAVER, PETER: SLAVE TRADE
19. CONSTANTINE THE GREAT: A BREAKTHROUGH
20. COPERNICUS, NICOLAUS: HELIOCENTRISM
21. CYRIL AND METHODIUS: THE VERNACULAR
22. DAMIEN DE VEUSTER: LEPROSY
23. DAY, DOROTHY: SOCIAL JUSTICE
24. DOWLING, EDWARD: ADDICTIONS
25. DREXEL, KATHARINE: HUMAN DIVERSITY
26. DUHEM, PIERRE: SCIENCE ROOTS
27. FRANCIS OF ASSISI: MOTHER EARTH
28. FRANCIS XAVIER: MISSIONARIES
29. GONZALEZ, ROQUE: JESUIT REDUCTIONS
30. GREENE, GRAHAM: NOVELS

31. GREGORY THE GREAT: PAPAL AUTHORITY
32. GREGORY VII: CHURCH AND STATE
33. GREGORY XIII: GREGORIAN CALENDAR
34. GUTENBERG, JOHANNES: PRINTING PRESS
35. HIERONYMUS, EUSEBIUS: THE BIBLE
36. HILDEGARD OF BINGEN: USING TALENTS
37. IGNATIUS OF ANTIOCH: CATHOLIC OR CHRISTIAN?
38. IGNATIUS OF LOYOLA: GOD’S SOLDIERS
39. ISIDORE OF SEVILLE: SCHOOLING
40. JOHN PAUL II: COMMUNISM 164
41. JUSTIN THE MARTYR: FAITH AND REASON
42. LANDSTEINER, KARL: BLOOD TRANSFUSIONS
43. LEMAÎTRE, GEORGES: BIG BANG
44. LEO XIII: SOCIAL TEACHING
45. LEWIS, C.S.: APOLOGETICS
46. MARITAIN, JACQUES: HUMAN RIGHTS
47. MCCORVEY, NORMA: ABORTION
48. MCLUHAN, MARSHALL: SOCIAL MEDIA
49. MENDEL, GREGOR: GENETICS
50. MORE, THOMAS: RELIGIOUS LIBERTY
51. PASTEUR, LOUIS: MICRO-ORGANISMS
52. PAUL OF TARSUS: APOSTLE WITHOUT BORDERS
53. PAUL VI: SEXUAL REVOLUTION
54. PIUS XII: NOT HITLER’S POPE
55. RYAN, JOHN AUGUSTAN: MINIMUM WAGE
56. SCHUMACHER, E.F.: SMALL IS BEAUTIFUL
57. SEMMELWEIS, IGNAZ: WASHING HANDS
58. SERRA, JUNÍPERO: ONE HUMAN RACE
59. TERESA OF CALCUTTA: WHO ARE THE POOREST?
60. THOMAS AQUINAS: NO DOUBLE TRUTH

TESTIMONIALS

“Taken from various times and places, we have here specifically Catholics who, in their works and lives, have improved the world in one way or another. Many good things need to be invented, begun, organized, or planned. We have here a welcome reflection on who such people are and what they did because of their Catholic outlook on the world.” — Fr.  James V. Schall, S.J. (1928-2019), who was a Professor at Georgetown University.

“These 60 Catholics truly did change the world for the better, and any Catholic can at the least change his or her world for the better. May these 60 give you inspiration in your own life–I know they have in mine!” — Dr. Sebastian Mahfood, OP, co-author with Bishop Richard Henning of Missionary Priests in the Homeland

ABOUT THE AUTHOR 

Gerard M. Verschuuren is a human geneticist who also earned a doctorate in the philosophy of science. He studied and worked at universities in Europe and the United States. Currently semi-retired, he spends most of his time as a writer, speaker, and consultant on the interface of science and religion, faith and reason.

More information about his life and works may be found on his Wikipedia page at https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gerard_Verschuuren

A review of Aquinas and Modern Science: A New Synthesis of Faith and Reason, by Gerard M. Verschuuren, has appeared in Volume 57, Issue 4 (December 2017) of the International Philosophical Quarterlyi>, and The Pluralist Game.

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by Dominic Tarquin

 

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Paperback: $12.95 | Kindle: $9.99

TESTIMONIALS

“I have known the author now for approximately 15 years and have truly been blessed to have the honor of knowing him. His previous book A Story of Our God and Our Catholic Religion was both uplifting and inspirational. Please continue to allow us to enjoy your wisdom!!” – Barron Fitz-Gerald

“This book truly made me look at my faith and life in a new way through the author’s thought-provoking insights presented in each excerpt.”  – Heather Rustici

“This book should have broad appeal for all of us trying to get to heaven.  Follow the author’s instructions, and you can’t miss. He clarifies everything you learned from grade school in the Baltimore Catechism (which you didn’t understand) up to last Sunday’s homily.” – Ray Spall

“Mr. Tarquin’s book, “Inspirational Observations of our Catholic Faith” is a read that stays with you and is refreshing to the soul.  It gives one encouragement in many facets to do God’s will on a daily basis, while digesting God’s great love for us. The writings extend encouragement in a torn and divided world.” – Nancy Montgomery

“The writings on the pages of Observations of Catholic Faith are a personal guide to help us realize we are God’s creation on earth and we are not here by accident. Our purpose in life is to accomplish the will of the Lord and go to Heaven for eternity with God. Start here . . .”  – Steve Loder

“Dominic’s book reminds all of us of God’s great love for us and how we can grow closer to Him. The writings open the door and lay out the fundamentals of our Catholic faith in a straightforward, conversational, and thought-provoking way.” Jennifer Wicht 

“It is clear that Dominic has a deep and committed relationship with his faith and the Holy Trinity and is eager to share it with all of us.  As someone who has worked in the Catholic Church for many years, teaching children and adults alike about our faith, I would recommend this book especially to those who are relatively new to the faith or those who want to renew their love and commitment concerning Catholicism. As parents begin to bring their children to the sacraments, many want to expand their own knowledge of the faith. There are also adults who are just coming into the faith through RCIA or adults who may have left the church for a time and are now making their way back and have an awakened desire to delve deeper into the meaning of being Catholic. This book gives Catholics a foundation to build on as they explore the many facets of their faith while creating a living. loving relationship with God, Jesus and the Holy Spirit.” – Lisa Rustici

“Thought provoking and profound. Dominic Tarquin reminds us that God is with us through every step in life and that God wants us to always rely upon Him and not of the things in this world.” – Mark Morabito

“I’ve always found Dom’s advice inspirational, entertaining and wise. Reading his words is no different. His books are like a caring conversation with a long-time friend.” – Brian Campbell

“Upon reading this book I thought this is something I should be reading every day. I think every Christian should read books just like this one every day. This book helps me to remember why Jesus died, not just for me but for everyone. This is one of those books that when I read it I can’t put it down. It is very inspiring.” – Ron Dougherty

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Dominic Tarquin has served in a variety of Catholic Church organizations and volunteer services, including a Christian prison ministry, and has produced various Catholic writings. 

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TESTIMONIALS

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“This is a fascinating, fast read book. In each interesting episode we discover again and again the joy of relishing the inner gifts we have as a way to peace, contentment and fulfillment, rather than entering the rat race of doing more and acquiring more things. Robert Hanley is a person comfortable in his own skin and he invites us to enjoy being who we are called to be. While most authors write from the perspective of experience, Hanley writes from the perspective of eternity, like he’s already in heaven calling us home. This is a must-read book!” –Bishop Emeritus Robert Hermann, Archdiocese of St. Louis, author of Come Alive in Jesus

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“I so enjoyed it! Practical, down to earth, but filled with great wisdom.” — Most Rev. Gerald Wilkerson, D.D., Archdiocese of L.A., San Fernando Pastoral Region

“Robert is truly onto something in these simple, beautiful and insightful vignettes on life. He has prompted in me the memory of a line from a song in Leonard Bernstein’s ‘Mass’ in which we are reminded that, ‘God is the simplest of all.’ Well, in his book Robert takes us on a journey that is both simple and sublime. I simply loved it and suspect that you will too!” — Most Rev. Joseph V. Brennan, Diocese of Fresno, California

“Written with insight, compassion, and love, with humor as a bonus. ‘The Leash’ chapter touched me and tickled me.” — George Shapiro, Executive Producer, Seinfeld

“This is a book that distills truth from the smallest–and most profound–of human experiences.” — Gordon Livingston, M.D., author of Too Soon Old, Too Late Smart

“Everyone loves a short book with good stories, humor, and life lessons. Robert Hanley has given us one–while reminding us to look for meaning in everyday events, to be forgiving, and to be humble. A heartwarming read!” — Hal Urban, author of Life’s Greatest Lessons

“Robert Hanley’s writing is filled with charm, grace, and style. Best of all, he is a very special storyteller. Enjoy.” — Mike Downey, columnist, Chicago Tribune

“Delightful! Robert tells his story quickly and effectively while delivering valuable insights. He entertains as he shares what’s inside him . . . and invites us to reflect on what’s inside ourselves.” — Rev. Bob Bonnot, Sr. VP, Programming, Hallmark Channel

“A beautiful book written with wisdom and love.” — Cristina Carlino, Founder of philosophy

“I think these are nice stories, nicely told by a very nice man. I also think I’ve got to get a thesaurus.” — Jim Brogan, stand-up comedian, writer, and talent coordinator, The Tonight Show with Jay Leno

“I read it at night before bed for many nights! I appreciated your appreciation of events you express as bite size digestible snacks. A worthy undertaking, since that is really what our lives are made up of – bite size snacks to relish every day.” — Trina Paulus, author, Hope for the Flowers

Articles and Media about the Book

Steele,  Lee. After a long Hollywood career, Robert Hanley shares a lifetime of insights in Fairfield. (October 10, 2019)

ROBERT HANLEY has a wide-ranging career in show business, using his talents to entertain as well as uplift people. As an actor, he’s been cast in over 100 television shows, hosted game shows for the ABC and CBS television networks, and, as a singer/comedian backed by his own seventeen-piece orchestra, he entertains at many of the finest venues in Los Angeles for some of the most worthwhile charitable and nonprofit organizations in need. For over twenty-five years, Robert has also used his communication skills as a writer and speaker to educate, inspire and motivate thousands of people. Drawing on his personal experiences–many of which are detailed in this book–he regularly conducts seminars on the subject of finding a better, more meaningful life. He has been featured in numerous major media outlets across the country including NBC Nightly News, Washington (DC) Times, Los Angeles Times, Los Angeles Daily News, and Chicago Tribune. Both the city and county of Los Angeles have honored him with their respective Humanitarian of the Year awards.

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TESTIMONIALS

“Ronda Chervin has not only done masterful work preparing for publication the stories of over two dozen Catholics who have held true to their faith in the face of adversity and doubt, but she’s also created a stellar interview series for WCAT Radio which allows the readers to hear the stories of each contributor in his or her own voice. See https://wcatradio.com/whyiamstillcatholic/ (or simply click on the play buttons below) for more!” — Dr. Sebastian Mahfood, OP, contributor and co-author with Ronda Chervin of Catholic Realism: A Framework for the Refutation of Atheism and the Evangelization of Atheists

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Ronda Chervin has a Ph.D. in philosophy from Fordham University and an M.A. in Religious Studies from Notre Dame Apostolic Institute. She is a convert to the Catholic faith from a Jewish but atheistic background. She has been a professor at Loyola Marymount University, St. John’s Seminary of the Los Angeles Archdiocese, Franciscan University of Steubenville, Our Lady of Corpus Christi, and presently teaches at Holy Apostles College and Seminary in Connecticut. More than fifty books of hers have been published by Catholic presses in the area of philosophy and spirituality. Dr. Ronda presents on EWTN and Catholic radio. She is a dedicated widow and grandmother. Her many books include Quotable SaintsHealing Meditations from the Gospel of St. JohnCatholic Realism and Voyage to Insight.

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Poniżej znajduje się konferencja, którą Mary wygłosiła w ośrodku rekolekcyjnym w Bąblińcu (w Polsce) do grupy młodych Polaków, poruszając temat Miłości Boga do nich. Konferencja miała miejsce 3 września 2005 r. i była tłumaczona przez Hanię Przybyło. Możecie jej...

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The Crisis in the Church

The Crisis in the Church

The Crisis in the Church: A Semi-Fictional Dialogue Between a Post-Vatican II-Evolving Catholic James Marley and an Eternal-Doctrine Catholic Ronda Chervin Because of the crisis in the Church, quite a number of books have been written by Catholic thinkers with the...

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A Love Letter to Mary – Keith Berube

A Love Letter to Mary – Keith Berube

A Love Letter to Mary By Keith Berubé The Holy Trinity is absolutely enamoured of Mary. The Saints and so many good Catholics not canonized are totally in love with Mary. Both God and man have expressed their hearts for Mary in poetry.   When these expressions of love...

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Always a New Beginning!

Always a New Beginning!

Always a New Beginning! A Conversation between Broken Catholic Spiritual Warriors By Ronda Chervin, Ph.D., and David E. Dowd RONDA: Life is a broken field of dreams for some of us. Loved ones, experience, accidents, illness, old age... each inflicting pain and...

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Returning Home: A Spirituality of the Christian Journey

Returning Home: A Spirituality of the Christian Journey

Returning Home: A Spirituality of the Christian Journey The spiritual life has often been presented in terms of a journey because it is all about finding our way to God. For Christians, the spiritual journey has to do with following Christ into the mystery of the...

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The Holiness of Womanhood by Mary Kloska

The Holiness of Womanhood by Mary Kloska

Below is a spiritual talk that Mary gave to a group of Polish youth at a retreat center in Babliniec, Poland about the Love that God has for them. It was on September 3, 2005 and is translated by Hania Przybylo. You can listen to this both in my English and Hania's...

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Help Dante Help Italy

Help Dante Help Italy

Help Dante Help Italy A new translation by Daniel Fitzpatrick accompanied by the new sculptures of Timothy Schmalz Donate today!The Inferno is now available in Paperback and Kindle! Click a link below to order your copy today! And, as you're ordering, listen to the...

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New Paths to God and the Soul by Roger Skrenes

New Paths to God and the Soul by Roger Skrenes

New Paths to God and the Soul by Roger Skrenes Much of what we receive through media of social communications does not concern itself with either God or the soul. So it is up to each of us to make ourselves aware of the pathways to God and the evidence for...

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Light for the Journey: Reflections from Carmel

Light for the Journey: Reflections from Carmel

Light for the Journey: Reflections from Carmel by the Association of St. Teresa EVERY FAMILY ENJOYS celebrating the anniversaries of its members. Our Carmelite Mothers and Fathers, Brothers and Sisters have recently observed two significant events in the history of...

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Ave Maria, authored by Richard Ruesch

Ave Maria, authored by Richard Ruesch

Ave Maria by Richard Ruesch The life of our Lord, Jesus Christ, is brought to mind through the contemplation of the mysteries of the Rosary and the recitation of its prayers. The mysteries of the Rosary are those that are Joyful, Luminous, Sorrowful, and Glorious, and...

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Simple Holiness, authored by Al Hughes and Ronda Chervin

Simple Holiness, authored by Al Hughes and Ronda Chervin

Simple Holiness by Albert E. Hughes and Ronda Chervin We all are called to holiness, but we may not know what holiness means or how to approach it. Do you really desire to climb the ladder of holiness? Do you seek a life of spiritual joy in union with God,...

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Today I Made My First Reconciliation

Today I Made My First Reconciliation

Today I Made My First Reconciliationby Dianne AhernWonderfully instructional book!Best friends Maria and Riley accidentally break a window then lie to their parents. Their growing discomfort coincides with encounters with their parish priests and teachers and lessons...

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Today I Made My First Communion

Today I Made My First Communion

Today I Made My First Communionby Dianne AhernA favorite gift for First Communion!Join Maria and Riley and their classmates as they offer to help Father Hugo solve the Mystery of the Eucharist. Learn about the Church, the Mass, music and prayer. “Look in the Back of...

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Today I Was Baptized

Today I Was Baptized

Today I Was Baptized by Dianne Ahern All time best seller! Begins with a children’s story about a baby’s baptism day-told from the baby’s perspective! Includes short essays that explain the sacrament of Baptism. The book becomes a keepsake for this very special day...

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Seeking Christ in the Crosses & Joys of Aging

Seeking Christ in the Crosses & Joys of Aging

Seeking Christ in the Crosses & Joys of Aging by Dr. Ronda Chervin Seeking Christ in the Crosses & Joys of Aging is a refreshing and inspiring look at a period of your life ‘en route to eternity’ where Jesus awaits you in a new way. A perfect gift also for...

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Healing Meditations from the Gospel of St. John

Healing Meditations from the Gospel of St. John

Healing Meditations from the Gospel of St. John Healing Meditations from the Gospel of St. John is about recovering who we are . . . our true selves. Simply put, the true self is the self that God wants us to be, what Kierkegaard called God’s prophesy for...

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Holding Hands with God

Holding Hands with God

Holding Hands with God Edited by Dr. Ronda Chervin Miscarriage, depression, breast cancer, abuse, divorce, addiction, and other specific personal, chronic problems touch the lives of many Catholic women. While expert advice is plentiful, what so many women...

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Quotable Saints

Quotable Saints

Quotable Saints Ed. Dr. Ronda Chervin These memorable quotes of the saints and hundreds more are uniquely organized by theme in this uplifting treasury. In each chapter, you follow a particular theme and journey with the saints as they provide just the right word of...

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St. Robert Bellarmine

St. Robert Bellarmine

St. Robert Bellarmine by Shaun McAfee St. Robert Bellarmine (1542-1621) was a prolific author of the Counter Reformation and great defender of the Catholic Church. This book tells the story of the great saint who went from obscure title to become one of...

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Today Someone I Love Passed Away

Today Someone I Love Passed Away

Today Someone I Love Passed Away by Dianne Ahern Danny becomes enraged when he learns he has to give up his room so Grandpa Vernon can come live with his family. However, as time passes, Danny and his siblings develop a deep love for their grandfather who teaches them...

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Today We Became Engaged

Today We Became Engaged

Today We Became Engaged by Dianne Ahern A thoughtful, romantic, faith-centered, keepsake book for couples discerning marriage. Discusses the power of love, the importance of shared values and more. This is a marriage planner…not a wedding planner! Allows couples to...

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Marrying the Rosary to the Divine Mercy Chaplet

Marrying the Rosary to the Divine Mercy Chaplet

Marrying the Rosary to the Divine Mercy Chaplet by Shane Kapler Discover the rewards of uniting two of the Catholic Church’s most beloved devotions. In this new book, Shane Kapler provides 20 reflections - paired with 40 classic works of art - demonstrating the riches...

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Waiting with Purpose

Waiting with Purpose

Waiting with Purpose: Persevering When God Says 'Not Yet' by Jeannie Ewing All of life involves waiting. We wait at stoplights. We are caught in traffic jams. We agonize over medical test results. We hang on to a much-anticipated getaway. Sometimes, we wait to finish...

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Cry Oneness

Cry Oneness

Cry Oneness by Joe Avalos I was spiritually dead, despite all the things I was doing with my life. I don’t think there’s a worse death that can happen to any human being. Now I have a Life beyond my dreams. Full of Miracles, Poetry, and Locutions. This book...

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Escaping Anxiety: Along the Road to Spiritual Joy

Escaping Anxiety: Along the Road to Spiritual Joy

Escaping Anxiety: Along the Road to Spiritual Joy by Albert E. Hughes and Ronda Chervin Escaping Anxiety: Along the Road to Spiritual Joy is not a “simple” book of advice, which could turn out to be ineffective because too “pat.” Instead it evolved into something that...

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