The Saints and Sinners Who Built America's Most Powerful Church
Paperback ISBN: 0679742212
A one-volume history of the American Catholic Church, acclaimed by The Boston Globe as one of the best books on the subject, traces its most memorable personalities, its relationship with secular America, and its ongoing controversies. Reprint. 35,000 first printing.
Teresa Of Avila
An Extraordinary Life
Paperback ISBN: 0974240524
This refreshing biography captures the compelling combination of down-to-earth humanity and profound, enriching spirituality that is Teresa of Avila’s hallmark. This intelligent, balanced portrait of an irreverent, intense, and fiery Renaissance woman and her times includes moving excerpts from her letters and sublime spiritual writings. Her unconventional, progressive views on prayer and worship, her outstanding administrative and literary talents, her travels around Spain to found and supervise convents, and how she spent much of her life under the scrutiny of the Inquisition are all detailed. For readers of any faith or none, this book brings to life an extraordinarily ordinary, lovable, and inspiring individual.
The Politics, Personalities, and Process of the Next Papal Election
Paperback ISBN: 0385504535
An insider's guide to the process that will ensue when Pope John Paul II's successor is elected makes predictions on how the new leader's decisions may impact international political systems and many facets of the Catholic church, offering an informed list of top contenders and profiling the informal political parties within the College of Cardinals. Original.
The Autobiography of Saint Therese of Lisieux
The Story of a Soul
Paperback ISBN: 0385029039
First published more than a century ago, the autobiography of the nineteenth-century French saint shares the "Little Flower's" insightful lessons into how to achieve goodness through the performance of the humblest and simplest of tasks and is accompanied by a new introduction by Patrick Ahern, an auxiliary bishop in New York. Reprint.
The Song of the Seed
A Monastic Way of Tending the Soul
Paperback ISBN: 0060695544
Draws on the resources of Benedictine spirituality to guide readers through three phases of spiritual reflection: realizing that God is present in all life, healing life's wounds, and making use of individual gifts and talents. Reprint.
Easing into Contemplative Prayer
Paperback ISBN: 0867164301
This user-friendly book blends theory and practice, gently and concretely taking the reader through the first steps of contemplative prayer. Armchair Mystic begins with the necessary details of time and place to pray, then presents the maturation of the prayer life in four stages: Talking at God, Talking to God, Listening to God and Being With God. Each chapter begins with an Orientation and ends with a concluding summary. Step-by-step exercises throughout the book provide concrete examples of how to use the concepts discussed. Armchair Mystic will prove invaluable to individuals and small groups who are new to contemplative prayer, or who wish to deepen their experience of it.