Saint John Vianney
George William Rutler In this unique biography, Father Rutler does more than give the facts about the life of the Cure of Ars. With bold strokes, he captures the spirit of the age in which he lived, unveils the sanctity of a humble parish priest, and gets to the heart of what it means to be a priest, showing that the Curé of Ars is a priest for all seasons.
AUTHOR: George William Rutler
DETAILS: 273 pages, paperback
Robert Cardinal Sarah calls The Day Is Now Far Spent his most important book. He analyses the spiritual, moral, and political collapse of the Western world and concludes that “the decadence of our time has all the faces of mortal peril”.
A cultural identity crisis, he writes, is at the root of the problems facing Western societies. “The West no longer knows who it is, because it no longer knows and does not want to know who made it, who established it, as it was and as it is. Many countries today ignore their own history. This self-suffocation naturally leads to a decadence that opens the path to new, barbaric civilizations.”
While making clear the gravity of the present situation, the cardinal demonstrates that it is possible to avoid the hell of a world without God, a world without hope. He calls for a renewal of devotion to Christ through prayer and the practice of virtue.
AUTHOR: Robert Cardinal Sarah
DETAILS: 349 pages, paperback
AUTHOR: Fr Bill Casey
The Incredible Odyssey of Early Christians
The Empire persecuted the Christians and was eventually converted. The Barbarians sacked Rome, but were converted too. How did the religion of Love manage to survive against paganism and barbarism? How did the first Christians live? Who were their most terrible enemies: idols, lions, Jews or heretics? How did they defend their faith? How did they propagate it?
DETAILS: (3 DVDs – 270 minutes)
Our Journey to the Catholic Church
Ulf and Birgitta Ekman With his wife, Birgitta, Ulf Ekman founded Word of Life, a large Pentecostal church, so the news of their leaving Word of Life Church to become Catholics was a bombshell in Sweden. In The Great Discovery the Ekmans tell the amazing, inspirational story of their road to Rome. The result is an instant classic of Christian autobiography.
AUTHOR: Ulf and Birgitta Ekman
DETAILS: 276 pages, paperback
Yellow Day chronicles a young man’s life-changing and inspirational journey through the mysterious Yellow Day. Yellow Day is simply a fun day celebrating outreach at a kid’s camp, but to some, God bestows visions and miracles, transforming their lives. For this young man, the Yellow Day becomes an imaginative adventure: showing him true heroes, challenging him to face his fears, find love, and inviting him to accept grace. A beautiful retreat with the motto: “Lives are changed and souls are strengthened.” Guided by a friendly 10-year-old girl, his spiritual journey back to the light, to witness the triumphs of others, face his fears, and fulfil his destiny, will test the strength of both his faith and his courage. A wonderful family film!
Kindness counts. If you have trouble acting with the consistent kindness Our Lord expects, your relationships with God and those you love may be suffering.
Probably you just can’t find the time and can’t ever seem to develop the patience that you need in order to be consistently kind amid the irritations that afflict you daily. That’s why this book is such a godsend. There’s nothing complicated or magical about learning to be kinder; it just takes greater attention to the things that you do and how you do them. The Hidden Power of Kindness shows you how to become more aware of even your most offhand daily actions. You’ll find simple, step-by-step, and spiritually crucial directions for how to overcome the habitual unkindness that creeps undetected into the behaviour of even the most careful souls.
If you want to make progress in the spiritual life, you can’t afford to miss the bracing insights in this handbook for souls who yearn to be kinder.
AUTHOR: Lawrence G Lovasik
DETAILS: 246 pages, paperback
Hard-driving journalist, Lee Strobel, was exactly where he expected to be at work: on top. His award-winning investigative reporting recently earned him a promotion to legal editor at the Chicago Tribune. But things weren’t going nearly as well at home where his wife Leslie’s newfound faith in Christ went against everything Lee believed or didn’t believe as an avowed atheist. Utilising his journalistic and legal training, Lee begins a quest to debunk the claims of Christianity in order to save his crumbling marriage. Chasing down the biggest story of his career, Lee comes face-to-face with unexpected results that could change everything he knows to be true. Highly recommended!