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Reading The Saints

Author : Janet P. McKenzie
ISBN : 1934185450
Genre : Education
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This valuable workbook for Catholic home educators, classroom teachers, and collectors of Catholic juvenile books will help you discover living books from such popular out-of-print Catholic juvenile series as Catholic Treasury, Vision, and American Background as well as current series books for young Catholics. Use this book to find 1) More than 1,250 Catholic books listed by author, series, reading level, century, and geographical location; 2) Almost 300 different authors of saint biographies, historical fiction, and poetry written for Catholic juvenile readers; 3) Hundreds of age-appropriate, living books to enrich your study of the Catholic Church's rich heritage of saints and notable Catholic historical figures; 4) Publishers of Catholic children's books, past and present; 5) Helpful advice for collecting and caring for used books; 6) Information on how to build and maintain your own library of Catholic juvenile books; 7) Inspiring quotations about book collecting, reading, and the love of books; and, 8) The latest in Catholic saint biographies as updated in this 2013 Second Edition. If you love books and the Catholic Faith, you will love this essential resource
Category: Education

Surprised By Jesus Again

Author : Jason Byassee
ISBN : 9781467456524
Genre : Religion
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A bold, historical, robust approach to reading Scripture and encountering Jesus anew No one expects to be surprised. Yet biblical interpretation can do exactly that. Christians expect to see Jesus as they read the Bible, but when and how Jesus actually speaks through Scripture can still surprise us! Drawing on the early church’s theological giants—Origen, Augustine, Gregory the Great, and more from the historical cloud of witnesses—author Jason Byassee models how we can recover ancient Christians’ multiple ways of reading the Bible to our benefit. As Byassee says, God himself is Jewish, Catholic, and Pentecostal—so much larger than our own little corner on the truth—and this book offers readers a refreshingly enhanced vision of the Bible and of Jesus himself.
Category: Religion

Reading Scripture With The Saints

Author : Clifton C Black
ISBN : 9780718843458
Genre : Religion
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'Reading Scripture with the Saints' is a small museum. On its pages hang portraits of Christianity's masters of the sacred page: Gregory of Nyssa, Augustine of Hippo, Benedict of Nursia, Maximus Confessor, Thomas Aquinas, Martin Luther and Charles Wesley. Other, surprising figures also appear, such as Shakespeare, Washington and Lincoln. How did these figures from history interpret Scripture? What might their diverse approaches teach today's readers of the Old and New Testaments? What is missing in contemporary biblical interpretation that an awareness of the history of exegesis might complete? Join C. Clifton Black as he traverses the Bible, Church History, systematic theology, Elizabethan drama and American politics. Reading Scripture with the Saints retrieves pre-modern insights for a post-modern world.
Category: Religion

The Saints Everlasting Rest

Author : Richard Baxter
ISBN : MSU:31293104266063
Genre : Devotional literature
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Pictorial Lives Of The Saints

Author : John Gilmary Shea
ISBN : 9781783794287
Genre : Religion
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PICTORIAL LIVES OF THE SAINTS JOHN GILMARY SHEA — A Catholic Classic! — 400 Original Illustrations of the Saints — Includes an Active Index, Table of Contents and Layered NCX Navigation — Includes Illustrations by Gustave Dore Publisher: Available in Paperback: ISBN-13: 978-1-78379-426-3 PUBLISHER: LARGE E-BOOK; 118 MB. This book is the perfect solution for so many Catholics anxious to get reacquainted with the lives of the more popularly known saints, but who have too little time to read more thorough biographies. There are approximately five hundred entries covering the feast days for each day of the year with an accompanying pictorial sketch of the saint being honored. The historical information is taken from the original work of the great hagiographer, Father Alban Butler, as well as from a few other sources. Meditations are also provided for the major moveable feasts. What better way to incite young and old to imitate the saints than by giving them a less compendious and easily read production through which to whet their appetite with holy desires! PUBLISHER: CATHOLIC WAY PUBLISHING
Category: Religion

The Lives Of The Saints Complete Edition

Author : Reverend Alban Butler
ISBN : 9781783794102
Genre : Religion
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THE LIVES OF THE SAINTS: COMPLETE EDITION REVEREND ALBAN BUTLER — One of the Greatest Catholic Classic! — Complete Edition: 2.2 Million Words — 1,458 Saint Biographies — Includes 5,393 Active Linked Endnotes. — Includes an Active Index, Table of Contents and Layered NCX Navigation — Includes Illustrations by Gustave Dore Alban Butler was a Catholic priest in the 18th century who's still remembered today for his biographies of the Catholic Church's greatest figures. Decades of work went into his seminal work, The Lives of the Saints, commonly referred to as "Butler's Lives.” Hundreds of years later, it is still the most comprehensive collection of biographies of saints, and it is a must read for anyone interested in Christianity and the religion's history. PUBLISHER: CATHOLIC WAY PUBLISHING
Category: Religion

St Rita Of Cascia

Author : Joseph Sicardo
ISBN :
Genre : Religion
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The Church is a faithful custodian of the “Lives of the Saints,” of those books which contain the wonderful and glorious deeds of her children who have lived and died in the odor of sanctity. And she looks on every “Life of a Saint” as a guidebook pointing out the way to Heaven to all Christians, who are only travelers on the way to their true home. After the Bible and the Catechism there is no book more precious in the eyes of Mother Church than a “Life of a Saint.” It is the dearest wish of Mother Church that her children should frequently read the lives of the Saints; by so doing they gradually become acquainted with a select society to which, in a great measure, they will be forced to raise the standard of their daily lives. Our Holy Father St. Augustine is a striking example of what the reading of the lives of the Saints may do. A friend of his, Alipius by name, gave him the life of St. Anthony the Abbot. Augustine read it, and was so extremely affected by what he read that it was one main cause of his conversion. Looking down the long calendar of saints, glancing carefully over the Church’s long honor list of men and women whose names were held in veneration in their days, we find no name crowned with a greater halo of glory and honor than that of St. Rita, the humble Augustinian nun of Cascia, now venerated under the singular title of the Saint of the Impossible. It is more than 450 years since St. Rita departed this life to be united forever to her Lord and spouse Jesus Christ, and yet her name is still held in benediction, not only among the faithful of Italy, her native country, but also among the faithful of the rest of Europe, who vie with the people of South and North America in honoring and venerating our illustrious Saint. Among the many magnificent “Lives of St. Rita” written by the Italian and Spanish Augustinians, we prefer that written by our brother religious, Father Joseph Sicardo. As his book has had a large propaganda in Spain, the Philippine Islands and in Spanish America, we have hopes that the same book, garbed in an English dress, will help to keep alive that fire of devotion which now burns in the hearts of so many clients of St. Rita in North America. That our translation of Father Sicardo’s Life of St. Rita may have the result of further increasing not only the veneration, but also the number, of the clients of our sister, St. Rita, is our only wish and ambition.
Category: Religion

My Life With The Saints

Author : James Martin
ISBN : 0829426442
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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One of Publishers Weekly's Best Books of the Year — Winner of a Christopher Award — Winner of a Catholic Press Association Book Award Meet some surprising friends of God in this warm and wonderful memoir James Martin has led an entirely modern life: from a lukewarm Catholic childhood, to an education at the Wharton School of Business, to the executive fast track at General Electric, to ministry as a Jesuit priest, to a busy media career in Manhattan. But at every step he has been accompanied by some surprising friends—the saints of the Catholic Church. For many, these holy men and women remain just historical figures. For Martin, they are intimate companions. "They pray for me, offer me comfort, give me examples of discipleship, and help me along the way," he writes. The author is both engaging and specific about the help and companionship he has received. When his pride proves trouble­some, he seeks help from Thomas Merton, the monk and writer who struggled with egotism. In sickness he turns to Thérèse of Lisieux, who knew about the boredom and self-pity that come with illness. Joan of Arc shores up his flagging courage. Aloysius Gonzaga deepens his compassion. Pope John XXIII helps him to laugh and not take life too seriously. Martin's inspiring, witty, and always fascinating memoir encompasses saints from the whole of Christian history— from St. Peter to Dorothy Day. His saintly friends include Francis of Assisi, Ignatius of Loyola, Mother Teresa, and other beloved figures. They accompany the author on a lifelong pilgrimage that includes stops in a sunlit square of a French town, a quiet retreat house on a New England beach, the gritty housing projects of inner-city Chicago, the sprawling slums of Nairobi, and a gorgeous Baroque church in Rome. This rich, vibrant, stirring narrative shows how the saints can help all of us find our way in the world. "In a cross between Holden Caulfield and Thomas Merton, James Martin has written one of the best spiritual memoirs in years." —Robert Ellsberg, author of All Saints "It isn't often that a new and noteworthy book comes along in this genre, but we have reason to celebrate My Life with the Saints. It is earmarked for longevity. It will endure as an important and uncommon contribution to religious writing." —Doris Donnelly, America "An account . . . that is as delightful as it is instructive." —First Things "In delightful prose Martin recounts incidents, both perilous and funny, that have prompted him to turn to the saints, and in doing so shows us a new way of living out a devotion that is as old and universal as the Church." —Avery Cardinal Dulles, SJ, Fordham University "An outstanding and often hilarious memoir." —Publishers Weekly "Martin's final word for us is as Jungian as it is Catholic: God does not want us to be like Mother Teresa or Dorothy Day. God wants us to be most fully ourselves." —The Washington Post Book World
Category: Biography & Autobiography

The Golden Legend

Author : Jacobus de Voragine
ISBN : 0691001545
Genre : Religion
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In the course of reading these stories, which are arranged according to the order of saints' feasts days throughout the liturgical year, readers happen upon many fascinating cultural and historical topics. At the same time, these stories draw abundantly on Holy Scripture to shed light on the mysteries of the Christian faith.
Category: Religion

Backpacking With The Saints

Author : Belden C. Lane
ISBN : 9780199927814
Genre : Religion
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Carrying only basic camping equipment and a collection of the world's great spiritual writings, Belden C. Lane embarks on solitary spiritual treks through the Ozarks and across the American Southwest. For companions, he has only such teachers as Rumi, John of the Cross, Hildegard of Bingen, Dag Hammarskjöld, and Thomas Merton, and as he walks, he engages their writings with the natural wonders he encounters--Bell Mountain Wilderness with Søren Kierkegaard, Moonshine Hollow with Thich Nhat Hanh--demonstrating how being alone in the wild opens a rare view onto one's interior landscape, and how the saints' writings reveal the divine in nature. The discipline of backpacking, Lane shows, is a metaphor for a spiritual journey. Just as the wilderness offered revelations to the early Desert Christians, backpacking hones crucial spiritual skills: paying attention, traveling light, practicing silence, and exercising wonder. Lane engages the practice not only with a wide range of spiritual writings--Celtic, Catholic, Protestant, Buddhist, Hindu, and Sufi Muslim--but with the fascination of other lovers of the backcountry, from John Muir and Ed Abbey to Bill Plotkin and Cheryl Strayed. In this intimate and down-to-earth narrative, backpacking is shown to be a spiritual practice that allows the discovery of God amidst the beauty and unexpected terrors of nature. Adoration, Lane suggests, is the most appropriate human response to what we cannot explain, but have nonetheless learned to love. An enchanting narrative for Christians of all denominations, Backpacking with the Saints is an inspiring exploration of how solitude, simplicity, and mindfulness are illuminated and encouraged by the discipline of backcountry wandering, and of how the wilderness itself becomes a way of knowing-an ecology of the soul.
Category: Religion

Lives Of The Saints

Author : John Gilmary Shea
ISBN : UCBK:B003000093
Genre : Saints
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The Lives Of The Saints

Author : Sabine Baring-Gould
ISBN : NYPL:33433061822338
Genre : Saints
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Victories Of The Saints

Author : John Mason Neale
ISBN : BL:A0021222205
Genre : Christian biography
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Category: Christian biography

Lives Of The Saints

Author : Richard P. McBrien
ISBN : 9780062467805
Genre : Religion
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This pocket edition of Richard McBrien's Lives of the Saints is the perfect concise, handy reference for scholars, students, and general readers.
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The Book Of Saints And Heroes

Author : Mrs. Lang
ISBN : 9781933184135
Genre : Christian saints
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Gathered from many lands and times, here are delightful tales for children: some true, others improbable, and many simply fantastic. You'll meet the saint who spent seven Easters on a whale's back and the amiable lion who was St. Jerome's friend. You'll see St. George fight the dragon, and you'll read about the fierce wolf St. Francis of Assisi converted. But many of these stories have in them scarcely a wave of the fairy wand. So you'll also find here true tales of great saints such as St. Louis of France, St. Vincent de Paul, St. Francis Xavier, and St. Elizabeth of Hungary -- souls marked by courage, kindness, and piety. These marvelous legends and exciting true stories of Christian saints and heroes will provide many hours of delightful reading to believers and non-believers alike!
Category: Christian saints

Isle Of The Saints

Author : Lisa M. Bitel
ISBN : 0801481570
Genre : Religion
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Isle of the Saints recreates the harsh yet richly spiritual world of medieval Irish monks on the Christian frontier of barbarian Europe. Lisa Bitel draws on accounts of saints' lives written between 800 and 1200 to explain, from the monks' own perspective, the social networks that bound them to one another and to their secular neighbors.
Category: Religion