Books: Explore the Faith

  • 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...

  • Fatima for Today: The Urgent Marian Message of Hope by Fr. Andrew Apostoli

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    Though the apparitions of Our Lady of Fatima took place almost a hundred years ago, Our Lady's call to prayer and penance for the salvation of souls and peace in the world is as relevant now as when first delivered to three Portuguese peasant children in 1917.

    At the peak of the First World Wa...

  • History of the Catholic Church: From the Apostolic Age to the Third Millennium by James Hitchcock

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    The Catholic Church is the longest-enduring institution in the world. Beginning with the first Christians and continuing in our present day, the Church has been planted in every nation on earth.

    The Catholic Church claims Jesus Christ himself as her founder, and in spite of heresy from within ...

  • God Is Love/Deus Caritas Est by Pope Benedict XVI

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    Everyone needs love. Everyone desires love. But not everyone understands love. In fact, love is probably the most misunderstood subject in history.

    In his first encyclical, Pope Benedict helps to clarify the meaning of love. He examines the nature of various kinds of love—human love and divine...

  • God Sent His Son: A Contemporary Christology by Christoph Cardinal Schoenborn

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    In this work of Christology, Christoph Cardinal Schönborn, a world-renowned theologian, takes as his starting point the Apostle Paul's statement, "But when the time had fully come, God sent for his Son, born of woman, born under the law, so that we might receive adoption as sons" (Gal 4:4-5). Bas...

  • Love, Marriage, & the Catholic Conscience: Understanding the Church's Teachings on Birth Control by Dietrich von Hildebrand

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    What every Christian needs to know...about love, marriage, and contraception—eye-opening reasons for you to give these Church teachings a closer look.

    Finally, you can learn the full truth about how contraception relates to love and marriage, including:

    What the Church really teaches about ...

  • Mystery of the Kingdom: On the Gospel of Matthew by Edward Sri


    Mystery of the Kingdom is a refreshing Bible study on the Gospel of Matthew that focuses on the “kingdom of God.” Why is the kingdom at the heart of Jesus’s teaching? What were Jesus’s contemporaries expecting? What did Jesus actually say about His kingdom? What is the relationship between the “k...

  • Four Witnesses: The Early Church in Her Own Words by Rod Bennett

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    What was the early Church like? Contrary to popular belief, Rod Bennett shows there is a reliable way to know. Four ancient Christian writers, four witnesses to early Christianity left us an extensive body of documentation on this vital subject, and this book brings their fascinating testimony to...

  • The Kiss of Jesus by Donna-Marie Cooper O'Boyle

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    Donna-Marie Cooper O’Boyle is a Catholic author, radio and television host, and inspirational speaker known and admired from coast to coast. Yet with all of her public exposure, she has revealed very little about her personal history that is, until now. When she discovered that sharing her strugg...

  • Understanding Catholic Teaching on the Blessed Virgin Mary by Tom Perna


    Grow more deeply in your relationship with God by knowing Mary more intimately. Let's explore the meaning behind the four Marian dogmas: Mother of God, Perpetual Virginity, Immaculate Conception, and her Assumption into Heaven.

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  • Pocket Catholic Dictionary by Leon J. Suprenant, Jr.


    Part of the Faith Basics series, this Pocket Catholic Dictionary takes you on a brief tour through the rich language of the Catholic Church. It will build your word knowledge and help you to become literate in your faith. You’ll discover the power of the Church’s words and be able to communicate ...

  • Sacramentals & Signs: Objects, Actions, & Words as Avenues of Grace by Regis Flaherty


    What exactly is a sacramental? It is a sacred sign that possesses a likeness to the sacraments and whose effects are obtained by the prayer of the Church. Sacramentals can be objects, such as holy water, medals, rosaries, or ashes; actions, for example, a pilgrimage; or words, such as a blessing....

  • Death, Where is Your Sting? A Catholic Approach to Death by Regis Flaherty


    “Death is the ultimate equalizer. We all will die. What differs is how death is handled by various people. For some it evokes horror and despair. For others it is quiet acceptance. Still others embrace death with a surety of hope and faith. All religions have a philosophy and belief system to hel...

  • Crossing the Tiber: Evangelical Protestants Discover the Historical Church by Stephen Ray

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    An exhilarating conversion story of a devout Baptist who relates how he overcame his hostility to the Catholic Church by a combination of serious Bible study and vast research of the writings of the early Church Fathers. In addition to a moving account of their conversion that caused Ray and his ...

  • Could You Not Watch with Me One Hour? by Fr. Florian Racine

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    Fr. Florian Racine offers us a beautiful formation guide on Eucharistic adoration that will help us to practice it in all its depth, and with a missionary perspective.

    God has made himself particularly close to mankind in Jesus his Son. The redemptive Incarnation of his Son is how God reconcil...

  • Christianity, Islam, & Atheism: The Struggle for the Soul of the West by William Kilpatrick

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    For many Americans the attack on the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001, was the first time they had considered Islam. Were the terrorists motivated by the true dictates of their religion, or had they hijacked Islam as well as the planes in a political cause unrelated to the teachings of Mu...

  • Christianity, Democracy, & the American Ideal: A Jacques Maritain Reader

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    Some Americans claim we should exclude Christian values from the public square. On the contrary, argues philosopher Jacques Maritain, good Christians make good citizens.

    They live by gospel values: honesty, integrity, and compassion. They obey the law. They resist the selfishness that unbelief...

  • The World's First Love: Mary, Mother of God by Fulton J. Sheen

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    With his characteristic eloquence and brilliance, Fulton Sheen presents a moving portrayal of the Blessed Virgin Mary that combines deep spirituality with history, philosophy, and theology. Mary's whole life is lovingly portrayed in this word portrait that is a never failing source of information...

  • Chance or the Dance? A Critique of Modern Secularism by Thomas Howard

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    Contrasting the Christian and secular worldviews, Howard refreshes our minds with the illuminated view of Christianity as it imbued the world in times past—showing that we cannot live meaningfully without a Christian understanding of reality. An inspiring apology for Christianity, and a stirring ...

  • Catholics and Protestants: What Can We Learn from Each Other? by Peter Kreeft

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    The widely read author and philosopher Peter Kreeft presents a unique book about the important beliefs that Catholics and Protestants share in common. Inspired by Christ's prayer for unity in the Gospel of John and Saint John Paul II's encyclical Ut Unum Sint, Kreeft demonstrates that Christian r...

  • Catholic Literary Giants by Joseph Pearce

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    In Catholic Literary Giants, Joseph Pearce takes the reader on a dazzling tour of the creative landscape of Catholic prose and poetry. Covering the vast and impressive terrain from Dante to Tolkien, from Shakespeare to Waugh, this book is an immersion into the spiritual depths of the Catholic lit...