Books: Explore the Faith

  • The Imitation of Christ by Thomas á Kempis

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    The spiritual classic by Thomas á Kempis, the second most widely read spiritual book after the Bible, has had an astonishing impact on the spiritual lives of countless saints, peasants, and popes for centuries. Even today, the soul-searching words of the fifteenth-century cleric Thomas á Kempis c...

  • Catholicism & Fundamentalism: The Attack on Romanism by Bible Christians by Karl Keating

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    Karl Keating defends Catholicism from Fundamentalist attacks and explains why Fundamentalism has been so successful in converting "Romanists." After showing the origins of Fundamentalism, he examines representative anti-Catholic groups and presents their arguments in their own words. His rebuttal...

  • Sacraments in Scripture by Dr. Tim Gray


    This book delves into the biblical origin for each of these masterpieces of God's love. Gray guides readers through the Gospels, showing Christ's deliberate acts to inaugurate these sacred signs as the foundation of the New Covenant.

  • A Family of Saints: The Martins of Lisieux–Saints Thérèse, Louis, and Zélie by Stéphane-Joseph Piat

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    "God gave me a father and mother more worthy of heaven than of earth." —Saint Thérèse of Lisieux

    The recent, and unprecedented, canonization by Pope Francis of a husband and wife, Louis and Zélie Martin, the parents of Saint Thérèse, has stirred a great interest in this extraordinary family. T...

  • Open Wide the Doors to Christ: Discovering Catholicism by Lucas Pollice


    Open Wide the Doors to Christ is a powerful tool for both teachers and students of the Catholic faith. An excellent resource for RCIA and Adult Faith Formation, this insightful book discusses the basics of the Catholic Faith—and how we can live it fully. As the "meat and potatoes" of Catholicism,...

  • Mission of the Messiah: On the Gospel of Luke by Dr. Timothy Gray


    Mission of the Messiah is a compelling study of the Gospel of Luke that presents the messianic mission of Jesus as the fulfillment of Old Testament prophecy. The review questions at the end of each chapter provide fresh material for individual reflection or group discussion. This book is a must f...

  • Love Unveiled: The Catholic Faith Explained by Edward Sri

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    Man cannot live without love.... His life is senseless if love is not revealed to him, if he does not encounter love, if he does not experience it and make it his own, if he does not participate intimately in it.
    — John Paul II, Redemptor Hominis

    If you were asked what immediately comes to m...

  • Who Designed the Designer? A Rediscovered Path to God's Existence by Michael Augros

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    The “New Atheists” are pulling no punches. If the world of nature needs a designer, they ask, then why wouldn't the designer itself need a designer, too? Or if it can exist without any designer behind it, then why can't we just say the same for the universe and wash our hands of a designer altoge...

  • When the Church Was Young by Marcellino D’Ambrosio


    If the word trinity isn’t in Scripture, why is it such an important part of our faith?
    And if the Bible can be interpreted in many ways, how do we know what to make
    of it? And who decided what should be in the Bible anyway?

    The Church Fathers provide the answers. These brilliant, embattled, ...

  • Angels & Demons: What Do We Really Know about Them? by Peter Kreeft

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    In response to actual questions many people have asked him about angels and demons, well-known author and philosophy professor Peter Kreeft separates fact from fantasy, and myth from reality, as he answers 100 common questions about these spiritual beings. Based on a very popular college course h...

  • A Shorter Summa: The Essential Philosophical Passages of St. Thomas Aquinas Summa Theologica by Peter Kreeft

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    A shortened version of Kreeft's much larger Summa of the Summa, which in turn was a shortened version of the Summa Theologica. The reason for the double shortening is pretty obvious: the original runs some 4000 pages! (The Summa of the Summa was just over 500.) The Summa is certainly the greatest...

  • Conquering Coronavirus by Teresa Tomeo

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    Whether the coronavirus still threatens you, your friends, and your family or has harmed someone you love, these pages will ease your fears, heal your wounds, quench your sorrow, and bring you the consolation God provides to all who seek Him in pestilential times like these — times that are, in f...

  • Saint Gianna Molla: Wife, Mother, Doctor by James Monti and Pietro Molla

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    This is the inspiring story of a canonized contemporary woman. Gianna Molla (1923-1962) risked her life in order to save her unborn child. Diagnosed with uterine tumors during her fourth pregnancy, she refused a hysterectomy that would have aborted the child, and opted for a riskier surgery in an...

  • Praise God and Thank Him by Jeff Cavins

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    The Bible holds many keys for living a joyful life, and praise and thanksgiving are two of the most powerful. Jeff Cavins explains what biblical praise is and how it can transform any difficulty and lead to a deeper trust in God. He shows how thanksgiving—the attitude of gratitude—is a natural ex...

  • The Everyday Catholic's Guide to the Liturgy of the Hours by Daria Sockey

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    You don't live in a cloister or a monastery, but you take your prayer life seriously and want to explore ways to pray regularly and better. The Liturgy of the Hours, aka Divine Office, is one of those ways--and according to the Catholic Church, one of the very best. For those of us who find it a ...

  • A School of Prayer: The Saints Show Us How to Pray by Pope Benedict XVI

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    Prayer is essential to the life of faith. In this superb book, based on Pope Benedict's weekly teaching, he examines the foundational principles of the life of prayer. Believers of various backgrounds and experience in prayer-from beginners to spiritually advanced-will be enriched by this spiritu...

  • Following Jesus Everyday: How Believing Transforms Living by Christoph Cardinal Schönborn


    How can Christians really live what we believe as followers of Christ? How can our faith in Jesus transform our daily lives? In simple but profound words and vibrant images from the renowned Archbishop of Vienna, Christoph Cardinal Schönborn, the doctrine and the practice of the faith are fruitfu...

  • Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Heaven But Never Dreamed of Asking by Peter Kreeft

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    In the style of C. S. Lewis, Kreeft provides an unexcelled look at the nature of Heaven that offers readers a refreshingly clear, theologically sound, and always fascinating glimpse of that "undiscovered country." Kreeft's engaging and informative account thoughtfully answers intriguing questions...

  • Peter: Keys to Following Jesus by Tim Gray

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    Renowned scholar Dr. Tim Gray masterfully guides you through the tumultuous and inspiring life of Peter—from his call to discipleship to his eventual martyrdom in Rome. Using Sacred Scripture and tradition, Dr. Gray highlights important lessons from Peter's life, including

    How to become a trus...

  • Pier Giorgio Frassati: A Hero for Our Times by Cristina Siccardi

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    In this definitive biography, Cristina Siccardi situates the appealing figure of young Pier Giorgio Frassati in early 20th century Turin, Italy. In the ancient capital of the Kingdom of Italy where the memory of Savoy is still alive there are two contrasting forms of enterprise: one of older stam...

  • On the Family by Pope Francis

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    Pope Francis has often expressed his concern for the urgent pastoral needs of families in today's society. Underscoring that deep love and concern for the family, the Pope has spent many months speaking on this subject in his weekly Wednesday audience talks. This book is a collection of all of th...

  • Yes or No? Straight Answers to Tough Questions About Christianity by Peter Kreeft

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    The popular Christian apologist Peter Kreeft tackles many of the tough questions of our day concerning Christianity. In a series of imaginative "dialogues", Sal the Seeker and Chris the Christian deal with the profound mysteries of the Gospel. The result is a book that is both engaging and profou...

  • Married Saints and Blesseds through the Centuries by Ferdinand Holbock

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    Countless saints have been priests or religious, living out lives of penance and sacrifice for the sake of the Church. But many Catholics don't realize that married couples are called to holiness as well.

    Fr. Holböck's tells the inspiring stories of over 200 married saints and blesseds from th...

  • Making Gay Okay: How Rationalizing Homosexual Behavior Is Changing Everything by Robert Riley

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    Why are Americans being forced to consider homosexual acts as morally acceptable? Why has the US Supreme Court discovered a constitutional right to same-sex "marriage", which until a decade ago, was unheard of in the history of Western or any other civilization? Where has the "gay rights" movemen...