//Christian Living
  • By Charles Rice Published by Ignatius Press 1999, Softcover, 414 pages Charles Rice, professor of the jurisprudence of St. Thomas Aquinas for the last twenty years at Notre Dame Law School, presents a very readable book on the natural law as seen through the teachings of Aquinas and their foundations in reason and Revelation. Reflecting on the most persistent questions asked by his students over the years, Rice shows how the natural law works and how it is rooted in the nature of the human person whose Creator provided this law as a sure and knowable guide for man to achieve his end of eternal happiness. This book presents the teachings of the Catholic Church in her role as arbiter of the applications of the natural law on issues involving the right to live, bioethics, the family and the economy. Charles Rice has produced a firmly grounded and accessible handbook which touches on the most important topics regarding natural law that will benefit readers of all backgrounds. (From the Ignatius Press Website)
  • Author Carl Anderson Carl Anderson, Supreme Knight of the Knights of Columbus, surveys the exciting and history-changing ideas of Pope John Paul II in A Civilization of Love.
  • By R.J. Snell Published by Angelico Press 2015, Softcover, 134 pages While the term acedia may be unfamiliar, the vice, usually translated as sloth, is all too common. Sloth is not mere laziness, however, but a disgust with reality, a loathing of our call to be friends with God, and a spiteful hatred of place and life itself. As described by Josef Pieper, the slothful person does not “want to be as God wants him to be, and that ultimately means he does not wish to be what he really, fundamentally is.” Sloth is a hellish despair. Our own culture is deeply infected, choosing a destructive freedom rather than the good work for which God created us. Acedia and Its Discontents resists despair, calling us to reconfigure our imaginations and practices in deep love of the life and work given by God. (From the Back Cover)
  • By Dwight Longenecker Published by Sophia Institute Press 2003, Softcover, 170 pages Christians often find the Creed as tedious as a contract, and orthodoxy dull as dirt. In these lively pages — written for Christians and non-Christians alike — Dwight Longenecker shows that, on the contrary, orthodoxy is exciting and the Creed the beginning of a grand, mysterious adventure! Longenecker demonstrates that, like an ornate cathedral rich with endless nuances of light and shade, the Creed teases with paradoxical possibilities; it bursts with magnificent meaning and unexpected, eternal insights. It sweeps away nihilism, challenges indifference, and uproots religion grown stale and pedestrian. In a word, says Longenecker, the Creed catapults believers to the brink of mystery and invites them to dwell there, in silent wonder and contemplation. Here you'll finally encounter the Creed as it really is: a striking affirmation that bears us not into theological dead ends, but unto a world that never ends; not into an obsolete medieval universe — closed, dark, and dying — but unto a bright and exciting world that moves in ever increasing spirals of glory, a world to which the only natural response is a grateful and hearty "Amen!" (From the back cover)
  • Translated By J. F. Webb & D. H. Farmer Published by Penguin Books This selection of writings from the sixth and seventh century AD provides a powerful insight into the early history of the Christian Church in England and Ireland. From Bede's Life of Cuthbert and Lives of the Abbots of Wearmouth and Jarrow to the anonymous Voyage of St Brendan - a whimsical mixture of fact and fantasy that describes a quest for paradise on earth - these are vivid accounts of the profoundly spiritual and passionately heroic lives of Christian pioneers and saints. Both vital religious writings and a revealing insight into the reality of life at a formative time for the church, they describe an era of heroism and bitter conflict, and the rapid spread of the Christian faith. (From the back cover)
  • By Francis Johnston Published by TAN Books 1988, Softcover, 120 pages A Portuguese victim soul; crippled jumping from a window to escape a rapist; she suffered the Passion of Christ on Fridays; spoke with Our Lord; and ate nothing save Communion her last 13 years. D. 1955. Fascinating! (From the TAN Website)
  • Author Basil Christopher Butler Published by Sophia Institute Press Softcover, 120 pages

    In arguments both lucid and thorough, Benedictine Abbott Basil Christopher Butler shows why the Bible can never be the sole criterion of faith nor serve as a sufficient foundation for the full Christian life to which Jesus calls us.

    Butler reminds us that Jesus did not reveal himself to us by means of any written documents whatsoever (the first inspired written texts — all the books of the New Testament — were penned decades after Jesus died).

    For in His divine person, Jesus Himself was the final word of God’s revelation: the living Jesus who walked among men and spoke to them — the Jesus who, before He returned to the Father, established His Church, endowed it with authority, and implemented the Sacraments as the continuation of His living presence among men . . . a living presence that He has sustained down through the ages even unto today.

    Butler affirms that the books of the Old and New Testament are inspired — inspired but incomplete. As the Apostle John notes: “There are many other things Jesus did which, if they all were written, the world itself, I think, would not be able to contain the books that should be written.” (John 20:25)

    Written decades after His death, the books of the New Testament do reveal much about Jesus, but they lack the living presence of His person and they have neither the continuing authority with which He endowed His Church nor the soul-saving efficacy of the Sacraments He instituted.

    Although the books of the Bible are inspired by God, they are insufficient as the full measure of faith. There is only one source, shows Butler, where Christians can turn for the full truth of Jesus and the means of salvation He gave us: the Catholic Church, which He Himself established 2,000 years ago.

     
  • Amazing Grace for Fathers celebrates the joys and struggles, the strength and love of fatherhood... (from back cover.)
  • By Joan Wester Anderson Published by Loyola Press 2011, Softcover, 217 pages One afternoon, Joan Webster Anderson came across the story of a woman who believed she had been protected by an "angel" dog. An angel dog? Nonsense, thought Anderson. But the more she thought about it, the more she realized that perhaps she was putting limits on how God ought to act. If God is the God of everything, can't He use anything - even a dog - to help people in their time of need? Angelic Tails is a collection of true stories from ordinary people who believe that God has graced their lives through heavenly canine companions. Each of the 30 stories challenges readers to reconsider their conception of angels - just as Anderson did after asking the Holy Spirit for discernment on the matter. In the end, for all who see through the eyes of faith, this book is unmistakable evidence that God can use four furry legs and a wagging tail to bring comfort and consolation to our world. (From the Back Cover)
  • Author Fr. George W. Kosicki, C.S.B. Drawing on the writings of St. Faustina, veteran retreat master Fr. George Kosicki points the way to spiritual health.
  • Author Peter Kreeft For the Christian, explains author Peter Kreeft, being virtuous is not a means to the end of pleasure, comfort and happiness. Virtue, he reminds us, is a word that means "manly strength." Please Note: When purchasing, please choose the appropriate shipping class. Call us (416-267-7126 or 416-696-2573) for possible home delivery in the Greater Toronto area.
  • Author : Fr. Larry Richards Published by Ignatius Press 2009, Softcover, 196 pages Men are rediscovering the importance of the spiritual life. And Father Larry Richards is helping them do it. While some writers apply a one-size-fits-all approach to the Christian life, Father Richards draws on his many years of ministry and his own experience as a man to inspire other men as men. In Be a Man!, he recounts his struggles to learn true manhood, as well as the inspiring stories of others he has served in his decades as a priest. He tells men how to focus on the right goal, how to live as a beloved son of God, of the need to acknowledge one’s faults and to live according to the Holy Spirit, to be a man of true love and of wisdom, to appreciate properly the differences between men and women, to pursue holiness, and to make a difference in the world. Not preachy but direct, Father Richards challenges men to be strong, without putting on a mask of false strength or machismo. He calls men to admit their weaknesses and limitations, while urging them to find strength in faith and genuine love to overcome their sins and faults. Although a celibate priest, he minces no words when it comes to the place of sexuality—for the unmarried man as well as for the married man. He shows that true manliness is not opposed to love but thrives on it. Father Richards stresses that a relationship with Christ reveals the meaning of a man’s life and his identity as a man. He inspires men to become the true heroes they long to be—men of authentic courage, compassion and integrity. This is a highly readable book for men by a man who knows how to talk to men about the things that matter most. (From the backcover)  
  • These pages will give you solid comfort when you feel overwhelmed by the flood of bad news that sometimes seems unrelenting.  They'll show you how to develop - and retain - firm hope in God, even in the darkest times. Please Note: When purchasing, please choose the appropriate shipping class. Call us (416-267-7126 or 416-696-2573) for possible home delivery in the Greater Toronto area.
  • By R. Jared Staudt Published by Angelico Press 2018, Softcover, 265 pages The Beer Option proposes a renewal of Catholic culture by attending to the small things of life and ordering them toward the glory of God and the good of the community. Beer has played a surprising role in the history of Catholic culture, spurred on by the prayer and work of brewing monks. As we confront the many challenges of our time, beer can play a role in refermenting a local and home economy, drawing people together in festivity and friendship in the warm beauty of lost traditions. Consumed in moderation, beer can contribute to healthy, holy, and happy living. This book offers a tour through Catholic history and Benedictine spirituality, illustrating how beer fits within a robustly Catholic culture. Imitating the monks in the art of brewing, Christians may come to serve others through hospitality and evangelization, contributing in this perhaps unexpected way to the larger task of restoring relationships and reshaping society. (From the Back Cover)
  • Authors Germain Grisez and Russell Shaw Please Note: When purchasing, please choose the appropriate shipping class. Call us (416-267-7126 or 416-696-2573) for possible home delivery in the Greater Toronto area.
  • Author Karl A. Schultz; Will be sold as is. Calming the Stormy of Seas of Stress enables readers to use lectio divina - quiet, reflective reading and pondering - to deal with the stresses of life.  These concise reflections not only help  with stress immediately but set up a pattern of reflection that can provide benefits over the long haul.