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
Growing up in Greenville, Texas, Bart Millard suffers physical and emotional abuse at the hands of his father, Arthur. When Arthur becomes terminally ill, he finds redemption by embracing his faith and rediscovering his love for his son. Years later, Bart’s troubled childhood and mended relationship with his dad inspires him to write the hit song “I Can Only Imagine” as singer of the Christian band MercyMe.
With the guidance of a grizzled music-industry insider, the band begins a journey none of them could ever have imagined. A gripping reminder of the power of forgiveness, I Can Only Imagine beautifully illustrates that no one is ever too far from God s love – or from an eternal home in Heaven.
AUTHOR: Starring J Michael Finley, Dennis Quaid
DETAILS: (1 DVD – 110 minutes)
The Life of Saint Soledad Torres Acosta
*Spanish with English Subtitles. This beautiful film charts the beginnings of the Servants of Mary, a religious institution founded in Madrid in 1851 by inspiration of the priest Father Miguel Martinez and that Saint Soledad Torres Acosta guided in its development and expansion until her death in 1887. These religious Sisters became well known for their work in caring for the sick through the night in their homes. Mother Soledad and her order faced revolutions, epidemics and religious persecutions.
AUTHOR: Starring Laura Contreras
DETAILS: (1 DVD – 107 minutes)
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
Living Authentic Manhood Today
The world today is changing rapidly. What was once settled is now questioned, and old traditions are discarded with reckless abandon. What does it mean to be an authentic man in such confusing times? What, if anything, does the Catholic Church have to offer to men
today about living a life of true manhood and virtue? The Catholic Gentleman is a solid and practical guide to manhood and holiness in the modern world. It offers the timeless wisdom of the Catholic Church to the many questions of men today on this important issue.
AUTHOR: Sam Guzman
DETAILS: 177 pages, paperback
A Practical and Illuminating Guide to Each Book in the Bible
Many people are often understandably intimidated or overwhelmed by the sheer size and complexity of the Bible. Peter Kreeft has written a clear road map of the Bible, focusing his keen insight and engaging wit on the core message of each book. It won’t take long for you to understand why his guide to scripture has become a best-seller! Sparkling with intelligence and Kreeft’s trademark humor, You Can Understand the Bible will transform dry study into spiritually satisfying adventures in God’s Word.
AUTHOR: Dr Peter Kreeft
DETAILS: 328 pages, paperback