How The Catholic Church Built Western Civilization
Hardcover ISBN: 0895260387
Written to highlight the Catholic Church's central role in shaping Western Civilization, this book shows how the Church gave birth to modern science, international law, the free market economy, and much, much more.
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.
The Evolution of Catholicism
Paperback ISBN: 0061245259
A history of the Roman Catholic church's influence and power offers additional insight into how the church views itself and its relationship to the world, in a chronicle that explores such topics as the idea of the pope's infallibility, the celibacy of priests and the barring of women from the priesthood. Reprint. 10,000 first printing.
Life of the Beloved
Spiritual Living in a Secular World
Paperback ISBN: 0824519868
Initially written for a Jewish friend, Life of the Beloved has become Henri Nouwen’s greatest legacy to Christians around the world. This sincere testimony of the power and invitation of Christ is indeed a great guide to a truly uplifting spiritual life in today’s world.
The Courage to Be Catholic
Crisis, Reform, and the Future of the Church
Hardcover ISBN: 0465092608
Argues that priests' sexual scandals and their cover-up in the Catholic Church are due to secular influence and the lack of leadership and faith, and proposes a return to the Church's roots and its authoritative teachings.
My Life With the Saints
Paperback ISBN: 0829426442
In an inspiring memoir, the author of In Good Company pays homage to the Catholic saints--from St. Peter to Pope John XXIII--who accompanied him every step of the way and changed his life. Reprint. 10,000 first printing.
The Drowned Book
Ecstatic and Earthy Reflections of Bahauddin, the Father of Rumi
Hardcover ISBN: 0060591943
An English-language translation of the writings by the Islamic religious leader and father of Sufi poet Rumi includes a collection of mystical poems and observations on such topics as nature, humanity, and the mysteries of life.