Margaret Roberts Saint Catherine of Siena and Her Times tells the tale of Catherine, whose call to live a life of prayer and penance was trumped not only by the poverty and plagues of her day, but by the explicit orders of the Pope, who, hearing of her remarkable powers of reconciliation of enemies, called her out of obscurity to mediate between the warring parties, sometimes even at the risk to her life.
AUTHOR: Margaret Roberts
DETAILS: 308 pages, paperback
The Grace of the Word
Guy Bedouelle O.P. The focus of this biography is the way in which St Dominic embodies the role of Christ as preacher and the results that came from this grace. Bedouelle thus documents how St Dominic’s whole life and mission was one continuous proclamation of the power of the Gospel to transform individual lives and society.
AUTHOR: Guy Bedouelle O.P.
DETAILS: 296 pages, paperback
A Giant of Charity
Father Auffray gives a detailed and gripping account of Saint John Bosco’s life and work, clearly showing how this “father of orphans”, educator, founder of congregations, builder of churches, tireless apostle, opponent of heresy and error, miracle-worker and servant of the Papacy was truly a giant of Charity, a living image of the eternal love of God for men. Fr Auffray interviewed many of those who had known the Saint when he was alive. It has been described as being “without contest the best biography of this saint”.
AUTHOR: Fr Augustin Auffray
DETAILS: 544 pages, paperback
Her Family, Her God, Her Message
Fr Bernard Bro Fr Bernard Bro decided to set forth the aspects of St Therese of Lisieux’s life, personality, and writing that do indeed mark her as one of the truly great exponents of Catholic doctrine. What she offers in her life and in her writing, he claims, is “one of the most certain and simplest evangelical shortcuts ever proposed.”
AUTHOR: Fr Bernard Bro
DETAILS: 253 pages, paperback
Paul Thigpen In Saints Who Battled Satan, Paul Thigpen details the heroic combat of 17 Saints who fought and defeated the Enemy. In these pages you will read the stories of spiritual champions, learn how they withstood everyday temptations as well as extraordinary assaults – and discover how they were ultimately victorious.
AUTHOR: Paul Thigpen
DETAILS: 252 pages, paperback
What Every Catholic Should Know
At every Sunday Mass, Catholics confess that Jesus came down from heaven “for us men and for our salvation.” But what does “salvation” mean? In this robust and accessible book, Scripture scholar and theologian Michael Patrick Barber provides a thorough, deeply Catholic, and deeply biblical, answer. He deftly tackles this complex topic, unpacking what the New Testament teaches about salvation in Christ, detailing what exactly salvation is, and what it is not. In easy and readable prose, he explains what the Cross, the Church, and the Trinity have to do with salvation. While intellectually stimulating, Salvation: What Every Catholic Should Know is deeply spiritual, and at its core is the salvific message that God is love, and his love is one of transformation and redemption.
AUTHOR: Michael Patrick Barber
DETAILS: 189 pages, paperback
About a century after Jesus died, a battle began for the Old Testament. Large numbers of faithful Christians fought about its contents and even about its right to be called a Christian book! This book chronicles the Scripture Wars that ensued and introduces readers to one of early Christianity’s greatest defenders: St. Justin Martyr.
Illustrated and bound in a soft imitation leather cover, this edition includes all the contents of the Simple Prayer Book, the best prayer book money can buy. The Simple Prayer Book is the trusted and timeless best-selling Catholic prayer book. Includes a doctrinal section updated in the light of the Catechism. Improved sections on Confession, Morning and Evening Prayer. New sections on Eucharistic Adoration, Prayers to the Holy Spirit and the Divine Mercy Devotion. Additional Prayers and devotional material arranged for easy access. Full and detailed contents list. Contains full text of the Mass.
DETAILS: 128 pages, paperback
And the Discernment of Spirits
An indispensable, practical field guide for engaging in daily battle with the Adversary – combat that is both inevitable and winnable. Burke will help you recognise the ebbs and flows of consolation and desolation, and distinguish between the voices of God and of Satan.
The battle for our souls is unavoidable. The saints won theirs by learning how to be spiritual warriors and by recognising that we become stronger through battle and grow weaker from avoidance.
AUTHOR: Dan Burke
DETAILS: 120 pages, paperback
Soldiers of the Great War Write to Therese of Lisieux
In the seventeen years between her death in 1897 and the outbreak of World War I, the fame of Thérèse of the Child Jesus and of the Holy Face had spread widely: her autobiography ‘The Story of a Soul’ was hugely popular, and soldiers carried around holy cards, medals, and relics. This remarkable collection of letters from (mostly French) soldiers fighting in the Great War and enduring its abysmal horrors are astonishing and moving testimonies of how Thérèse appeared to them or spoke to them when invoked – how she miraculously protected them from “showers of iron and fire,” delivered them from precipitous danger, healed them when doctors despaired, and encouraged them in the trials of battle.
DETAILS: 159 pages, paperback
Rev Paul D Scalia Fr Paul Scalia reveals a scholar’s mind and a pastor’s heart in these inspiring reflections on a wide range of Catholic teachings and practices. Rooted in Scripture, these insights place the reader on a path to a deeper, more meaningful relationship with God.
AUTHOR: Rev Paul D Scalia
DETAILS: 190 pages, paperback
Archeology, History, and Scripture unveil what life was really like during the Apostolic Age
Mike Aquilina Mike Aquilina takes you on a journey through the Apostolic Age, bringing to life the dusty streets and crowded marketplaces through which Mary and the Apostles journeyed as they build a Church that lasts even to our day.
AUTHOR: Mike Aquilina
DETAILS: 160 pages, paperback