Wild, Wonderful & Weird Stories of God’s Heroes
The saints are not myths or legends, they were people just like us who lived lives of epic virtue. If the saints have never made you laugh or drop your jaw, they will in this book. Best selling author Shaun McAfee and guest writers illustrate how the saints were not just stone-faced old men. Some of them had quirky habits, outrageous personalities, and did breathtaking deeds… but they all had epic faith. Their lives were filled with events that push our understanding of charity with intrepid virtue, but at certain points, they lacked common sense and were uproariously funny, too.
AUTHOR: Shaun McAfee
DETAILS: 220 pages, paperback
An Introduction to the First Christian Teachers
We hear the voices of the early Church Fathers even today. Their teachings, their guidance, their insights, and their sacrifice shaped the Catholic Church. They defined the canon of Scripture. They developed our creeds and forms of worship. They defined Christianity’s distinctive moral sense. But who were they? What can we learn from their ancient teachings? What can the Fathers teach the 21st century – about holiness, culture, faith, and the Gospel?
AUTHOR: Mike Aquilina
DETAILS: 352 pages, paperback
Saints who Renewed the Church
Joseph Pearce Heroes of the Catholic Reformation is a scholarly and cultured celebration of the saints who responded to the fierce oppositions of their time with courage and an authentic and lasting Catholic Reformation. Author Joseph Pearce invites us to look to these heroes for inspiration as we seek to live the fullness of Faith in our fallen world.
AUTHOR: Joseph Pearce
DETAILS: 176 pages, paperback
Women Saints Who Won the Battle for Souls
Christ wants you to join in His saving work. He has called you to be a holy handmaid, a royal princess, a daughter of the Most High: a fighter alongside your King on the spiritual battlefield for souls. Julie Onderko here brings you exciting tales about bold female warriors of the spirit, from heroic Old Testament women such as Judith, Deborah, and Esther, to more recent icons of the Faith, including St Clare, St Monica, and St Faustina. From their diverse circumstances and vocations, these women warriors will teach you the powerful spiritual tactics that they used in their battles against the devil – tactics that will help you grow holy even as you engage in the greatest endeavour of all: saving souls for Christ.
AUTHOR: Julie Onderko
DETAILS: 150 pages, paperback
Edited by Eileen Dunn Bertanzetti With beautiful illustrations and topics ranging from queries about the role of angels to the cry of a soul seeking to understand the meaning of suffering, these meditations use the words of this holy priest to answer your most intimate questions and reveal God’s own messages of encouragement, exhortation, inspiration, and blessing.
AUTHOR: Edited by Eileen Dunn Bertanzetti
DETAILS: 178 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
Joan Carroll Cruz The bodies of saints that did not undergo decomposition after death are described as “incorrupt”. After discussing both natural and artificial mummification, the author shows that the state of the saints’ bodies fits neither category but rather constitutes a much greater, supernatural phenomenon.
AUTHOR: Joan Carroll Cruz
DETAILS: 298 pages, paperback
In these pages, author Maggie Green provides wise, compassionate guidance for members of what she calls “The Saint Monica Club”: good Catholics suffering like Monica the rejection of the Faith by persons they love dearly. Herself a longtime and long-suffering member of the club, Green shows how persevering as Monica did in devoted love for straying souls – loving them as God does – will not only quiet the lingering, aching cry of our hearts, but will draw our lost loved ones back to the Faith and into the arms of Jesus again.
The Lives of the Apostles After Calvary
C. Bernard Ruffin Who were the Apostles really? What happened to them after the end of the Gospel story? You’ll be surprised by the wealth of detail Ruffin has dug up for each apostle – even Judas Iscariot. Weaving together Scripture, Tradition, and historical accounts, Ruffin re-creates and outlines the lives of each of the Apostles.
AUTHOR: C. Bernard Ruffin
DETAILS: 192 pages, paperback