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My Life with the Saints
James Martin
0829420010
March 2006
Hardcover
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From Publishers Weekly
Starred Review. Martin, a Jesuit priest and associate editor of America magazine, takes a splendid idea and develops it masterfully by weaving stories from his life into those of his favorite saints. Leading off with St. Jude, whom he affectionately dubs "the saint of the sock drawer" (where his statue of the saint of impossible causes took up residence after the author entered high school), Martin relates how he discovered various "saints" and how each has affected his life. Thomas Merton, for example, influenced his decision to leave a corporate career for the priesthood, and John XXIII taught him how to live chastely as a member of a religious order. Both Merton and Jesuit Pedro Arrupe served as models for obedience to religious superiors even as Martin's own superiors instructed him to avoid certain...


The Little Prince
Antoine de Saint-Exupery
0156012197
June 2000
Paperback
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Book Review
Antoine de Saint-Exupéry first published The Little Prince in 1943, only a year before his Lockheed P-38 vanished over the Mediterranean during a reconnaissance mission. More than a half century later, this fable of love and loneliness has lost none of its power. The narrator is a downed pilot in the Sahara Desert, frantically trying to repair his wrecked plane. His efforts are interrupted one day by the apparition of a little, well, prince, who asks him to draw a sheep. "In the face of an overpowering mystery, you don't dare disobey," the narrator recalls. "Absurd as it seemed, a thousand miles from all inhabited regions and in danger of death, I took a scrap of paper and a pen out of my pocket." And so begins their dialogue, which stretches the narrator's imagination in all sorts of surprising, childlike...


Saints and Angels

0753455889


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From Booklist
Gr. 3-6, younger for reading aloud. This is similar to other books on saints--an oversize format, museum artwork (here brilliantly reproduced), handsome design. But there's something special about it as well. Perhaps it's the simplicity of the writing or the fact that angels are also introduced. The book begins with a short introduction, "What is a Saint?" Then the saints are grouped together--the Holy Family, Jesus' followers, gospel writers, martyrs, thinkers, and saints associated with peace and healing, such as St. Francis. The better-known saints get a two-page spread with a full-page picture. Less familiar names are accorded one page, with the artwork as an inset. A border records each person's particular symbol, dates, feast day, and the group he or she watches over. The angels have their own section at the book's...


Breaking the Da Vinci Code
Darrell L. Bock
0785260463
Apr 2004
Hardcover
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From AudioFile
Absorbing and provocative, this account of the hotly debated questions of history and religion swirling around bestselling book THE DA VINCI CODE will be acclaimed or rejected depending on which side of the religious fence the listener stands. The text has impressive historical citations and concludes with well-presented arguments that ultimately listeners will accept or reject, based on their own particular point of view. The glossary of names and terms mentioned in the hard cover edition is omitted from the audio's packaging. (A printed version in the liner would be greatly helpful.) For example, there is no reference to a concise and informative introduction by Dr. Frances J. Maloney, Catholic University of America, an important ecumenical note. L.C. © AudioFile 2004, Portland, Maine-- Copyright ©...


Saint Germain's Prophecy for the New Millennium: Includes Dramatic Prophecies from Nostradamus, Edgar Cayce and Mother Mary
Elizabeth Clare Clare Prophet
092272945X
January 1999
Paperback
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Jess Stearn, author of Edgar Cayce on the Millennium
"On the eve of the millennium, Elizabeth Clare Prophet reminds us that by our heartfelt connection with Spirit, in deed and thought, we can bring about the staying of the hand of darkness and bring on an Aquarian age of unprecedented light."

Dannion Brinkley, N.Y. Times best-selling author of Saved by the Light
"Terrific-a must-read! This exiting blend of astrological, historical and spiritual perspectives is a fantastic guide for navigating the coming era. Elizabeth Clare Prophet and the Masters give us much-needed knowledge, strength and spiritual tools to help us move into the new millennium and shape the future we want. Well written, well researched and very empowering.

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Book of Saints
Amy Welborn
0829415343
September 2001
Hardcover
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Book Description
Who are the saints, why are they important, and what can today's children learn from them? In Loyola Kids Book of Saints, the first book in the Loyola Kids series, author Amy Welborn answers these questions with exciting and inspiring stories, real-life applications, and important information about these heroes of the church. This delightful collection of saints' lives, written in a storybook style for children eight to twelve, explains how saints becomes saints, why we honor them, and how they help us even today. Divided thematically, the book features more than sixty saints from all over the world and from all across time, including our newest saints, such as St. Katharine Drexel; popular saints, such as St. Anthony of Padua; and Blesseds, such as Blessed Kateri Tekakwitha. Each story tells about a saint and...


The Sex Lives of Saints: An Erotics of Ancient Hagiography (Divinations)

0812237455


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End of the Spear
Steve Saint
0842364390
Nov 2005
Hardcover
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From Publishers Weekly
In this heartfelt memoir, Saint writes about growing up with the Ecuadoran tribe whose members killed his father in 1956, and about taking his wife and teenage children back to Ecuador in the 1990s to live among them again. Many of Saint's readers will be familiar with the spearing deaths of five American missionaries by Auca Indians a half-century ago, a story recounted by Elisabeth Elliot in Through Gates of Splendor (1996 revised edition). Saint, who was four years old at the time of the murders, adds to that familiarity with this account of his deep, familial bond with his father's assassin. Specifically, Saint debunks myths about the tribe. He explains that Auca, which means naked savage, is a derogatory name given to the tribe by outsiders, and that they are actually called the Waodani. While he does not...


Crime and Punishment
Fyodor M. Dostoevsky
0553211757
Oct 1996
Paperback
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Book Review
The talented Alex Jennings creates an atmosphere of gripping psychological tension and brings a variety of characters to life in this new audio edition of a crime classic. When the student Raskolnikov puts his philosophical theory to the ultimate test of murder, a tragic tale of suffering and redemption unfolds in the dismal setting of the slums of czarist, prerevolutionary St. Petersburg. While Jennings's adept repertoire of British accents works to demonstrate the varying classes of characters, it occasionally distracts the listener from the Russian setting. However, Dostoyevsky's rendering of 18th-century Russia emerges unscathed, bringing the dark pathos (such as wretched poverty and rampant suffering) to life. (Running time: 315 minutes; 4 cassettes) --This text refers to the Audio Cassette edition....


A Guide for Grown-ups: Essential Wisdom from the Collected Works of Antoine de Saint-Exupery
Antoine de Saint-Exup¿ry
0152167110
May 2002
Hardcover
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From Publishers Weekly
The oft-quoted insights of The Little Prince, as well as aphorisms from other Saint-Exupery books, such as Flight to Arras and Wind, Sand and Stars, are gathered in A Guide For Grown-ups: Essential Wisdom from the Collected Works of Antoine de Saint-Exupery. Edited by Anna Marlis Burgard, the tiny volume offers a smattering of quotations on love, ("love is not thinking, but being") friendship and responsibility ("there is no growth except in the fulfillment of obligations"), making this a likely gift book, especially for those who believe, with Saint-Exupery, that "in giving you are throwing a bridge across the chasm of your solitude." Copyright 2002 Cahners Business Information, Inc.

From School Library Journal
Adult/High School-This small book of reflects the...


St Thomas Aquinas Summa Theologica (translated by Fathers of the English Dominican Province) (5 Volume Set)
Aquinas, Saint Thomas
0870610635
June 1, 1981
Hardcover
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Book Description
Thomas Aquinas' best-known work is the Summa Theologica. As the title indicates, the Summa is a "summing up" of all that can be known about Christian theology.

Language Notes
Text: English, Latin (translation)

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Crime and Punishment
Fyodor Dostoyevsky
074348763X
May 2004
Paperback
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Book Review
The talented Alex Jennings creates an atmosphere of gripping psychological tension and brings a variety of characters to life in this new audio edition of a crime classic. When the student Raskolnikov puts his philosophical theory to the ultimate test of murder, a tragic tale of suffering and redemption unfolds in the dismal setting of the slums of czarist, prerevolutionary St. Petersburg. While Jennings's adept repertoire of British accents works to demonstrate the varying classes of characters, it occasionally distracts the listener from the Russian setting. However, Dostoyevsky's rendering of 18th-century Russia emerges unscathed, bringing the dark pathos (such as wretched poverty and rampant suffering) to life. (Running time: 315 minutes; 4 cassettes) --This text refers to the Audio Cassette edition....


Saint Francis of Assisi: A Life of Joy
Robert Francis Kennedy
0786818751
March 2005
Hardcover
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From School Library Journal
Grade 1-4–Kennedy's passion for nature and lifelong connection to this saint are evident in both the narrative and introduction, in which he reveals his personal convictions. The book paints Francis in glowing terms (with some fictionalized dialogue), weaving together the major threads of his life: his early kindness to beggars in his family's fabric shop; his call to and ultimate rejection of a military career; his estrangement from his wealthy father; and his ministry to lepers, the impoverished, and animals. The famous prayer, "Lord, make me an instrument of Your Peace…," is printed across the bottom of the pages. Nolan's oil paintings render realistic figures in carefully staged scenes. The architecture and landscape of Assisi are accurately captured, although the New Age angel depicted at...


The Confessions of St. Augustine
St Augustine
0451527801
Feb 2001
Paperback
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Book Review
Augustine's Confessions is arguably the first, and unequivocally the most influential, religious autobiography in the Christian tradition. Augustine (who was a hard-core hedonist before his sudden conversion) writes about faith with the reckless abandon of a lover; his descriptions of friendship are so beautiful they'll bring tears to your eyes; and his tributes to his mother, Monica, cast eternally fresh light on the unofficial authority of women in the early Church. --Michael Joseph Gross --This text refers to the Paperback edition.

From Library Journal
The latest volume in the series "Augustine for the Twenty-First Century," which will offer the first complete translation of all of Augustine's works into English, adds yet another vision of the Confessions to the many...


The Wisdom of St. Patrick: Inspirations from the Patron Saint of Ireland
Greg Tobin
0760763224
September 2004
Hardcover
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Peter, Paul, and Mary Magdalene : The Followers of Jesus in History and Legend
Bart D. Ehrman
0195300130
May 1, 2006
Hardcover
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From Publishers Weekly
Starred Review. There is a bit of irony in the subtitle of this terrific book. Ehrman, chair of the Department of Religious Studies at UNC–Chapel Hill and author of several well-received volumes including Lost Scriptures and Lost Christianities, struggles with the very issue of how to separate history from legend, whether it can be done at all and whether it matters. He contends "it is often easier to know how the past was remembered than to decide what actually happened." By shifting focus from the tales to the tellers, Ehrman enters the ongoing discussion of biblical literalism and reliability, insisting that we're not arriving at satisfactory answers because we're not asking the right questions. Drawing widely from history, scripture and extra-biblical writings, he studies the many stories of the...


Eyes of Prey
John Sandford
0425132048
Mar 1992
Paperback
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Los Angeles Times
Relentlessly swift. Genuinely suspenseful...Excellent.

From AudioFile
Reader Richard Ferrone gives life to this gripping story which confronts us with the uncomfortable truth that dark demons haunt the souls of many men--both bad guys and good. Ferrone's deliberate presentation gives each word its own identity and appropriate place in this gruesome account of murder and mutilation. His skillful use of tone, pitch and volume draws the listener into the deepest reaches of each killer's persona. The narration also elicits empathy as the good guy struggles with his own shortcomings and failures. Ferrone is perfectly matched to the material. If all the titles in this series are this good, they should be available in every library. T.J.M. An AUDIOFILE Earphones Award winner ...


Loyola Kids Book of Heroes: Stories of Catholic Heroes and Saints throughout History
Amy Welborn
082941584X
October 2003
Hardcover
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Book Description
Best-selling children's author Amy Welborn explains why having heroes is important for children in Loyola Kids Book of Heroes, a companion to her popular Loyola Kids Book of Saints. Welborn tells the stories of devoted Christians, including Mother Teresa, Dorothy Day, and John the Baptist, who made significant contributions to people and the world around them. Welborn introduces Christian role models who exemplify the seven cardinal virtues-faith, hope, charity, temperance, prudence, fortitude, and justice, and leads children on their personal journeys of faith. Colorful illustrations and a delightful storytelling style bring these inspiring stories to life for young readers. Ages 8-12.


The Encyclopedia of Saints
Rosemary Ellen Guiley
0816041342
October 2001
Paperback
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From Booklist
This alphabetical compendium profiles more than 400 saints recognized by either the Catholic or the Orthodox Church. Entries range from a brief paragraph to several pages and provide complete name, alternative names and spellings, biographical information, summation of religious experiences, reports of miracles or apparitions, and, when available, noteworthy dates: beatification, canonization, and feast day. Each saint's area of patronage is also noted. Some longer entries feature further reading citations listing books, journal articles, and Web sites. Occasional black-and-white illustrations--photographs, woodcuts and reproductions--appear throughout.Twelve appendixes supplement the data. Three list Doctors of the Church, Fathers of the Church, and canonized popes. Others identify patron saints by topic or place,...


The Truth Behind the Da Vinci Code: A Challenging Response to the Bestselling Novel
Richard Abanes
0736914390
April 21, 2004
Paperback
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Book Description
Nationally recognized researcher Richard Abanes, author of Harry Potter and the Bible, looks at three of the most fascinating people in history: Jesus Christ, Mary Magdalene, and Leonardo Da Vinci. Based on his extensive research, Abanes explores the answers to many of the questions that Dan Brown’s fictional thriller, The Da Vinci Code, raises The Truth About the Da Vinci Code by bestselling author Richard Abanes is a user-friendly and easy-to-understood reference source for anyone wanting to make an informed decision about the claims made in Dan Brown's The Da Vinci Code. Unlike other books that may appear in response to Brown's riveting novel, Abanes' book will be concise (96-pages), inexpensive, and formated in such as way as to help Christians and non-Christians alike find the facts they need in order to...


Great Lives Series
Charles R. Swindoll
0849917492
Apr 2002
Hardcover
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Book Description

Paul's life was never dull. First appearing in the New Testament as a violent enemy of Christ, Paul later went on to not only put his faith in the risen Lord but to pen thirteen letters of the New Testament--in the midst of being beaten, shipwrecked, snakebitten, imprisoned, and chased out of town. Let Charles Swindoll be your guide as you travel down the road to Damascus with Paul and discover the passion for Jesus that drove this hero of the faith.



Truth and Fiction in The Da Vinci Code : A Historian Reveals What We Really Know about Jesus, Mary Magdalene, and Constantine
Bart D. Ehrman
0195181409
November 1, 2004
Hardcover
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From Publishers Weekly
Ehrman, chair of religious studies at UNC-Chapel Hill, has written widely on the subject of early Christian documents and the formation of the biblical canon. While acknowledging that Dan Brown's The Da Vinci Code is an exciting mystery novel, Ehrman questions some of its historical claims. Focusing on 10 areas of concern, including the role Constantine played in the formation of the both the church and the Bible and the evidence for Jesus' personal involvement with Mary Magdalene, Ehrman reviews the historical record and demonstrates that Brown's history behind the mystery is seriously flawed. Ehrman is not concerned with theology; he has no interest beyond that of the professional historian who wants to arm the everyday reader with sound research and helpful historical perspective. His is a documentary...


Island of Saints
Andy Andrews
0785261400
June 2005
Hardcover
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From Publishers Weekly
Bestseller Andrews provides another round of light historical fiction, with themes similar to his last book, The Lost Choice. This time the person finding historical artifacts in his yard is Andrews himself. (Fact or fiction? It's tough to tell, and some readers may find that confusing.) While trying to dig out the roots of a dead wax myrtle tree, Andrews's shovel hits a tin containing WWII artifacts—buttons, photos, a badge and medal from a German U-boat officer. Andrews, who lives on a Gulf Coast island, immediately begins researching U-boats in the Gulf of Mexico during the war. Who did these items belong to? How did they end up buried in his yard? What happened to the German officer and the family shown in one of the pictures? The questions lead him to uncover the past: a U-boat officer washed ashore,...


Diary of Saint Maria Faustina Kowalska: Divine Mercy in My Soul
Manufactured by Marian Press
1596141107
January 2005
Paperback
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Book Description
This bestselling book that birthed the Divine Mercy movement, one of the fastest growing movements in world today. This amazing narrrative will stir your heart and soul while it chronicles the experience of a simple Polish nun.


Mary, Called Magdalene
Margaret George
0142002798
May 2003
Paperback
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Book Review
Of all the women in the Bible, perhaps no one's presence has been as constantly reinterpreted as that of Mary Magdalene. Was she a prostitute? A prophet? In Margaret George's epic historical novel, Mary, Called Magdalene (Geroge's previous subjects include Henry VIII, Mary, Queen of Scots, and Cleopatra), Mary comes alive as one of Jesus' first believers, a woman of infallible visions and a faith that earns her the title "Apostle to the Apostles." With numerous biblical and scholarly texts serving as the core of this intriguing woman's story, George recreates the world of Galilean fishermen and the oppressions of the Jewish people under Roman rule. Cast out from her family after Jesus expels the demons that have ravaged her mind, Mary follows the man from Nazareth until they receive attention from the skeptical hordes and...


La Bonne Cuisine de Madame E. Saint-Ange: The Original Companion for French Home Cooking
Madame Evelyn Saint-Ange (Foreword), Paul Aratow
1580086055
October 21, 2005
Hardcover
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From Publishers Weekly
Starred Review. Translated into English for the first time since its original 1927 publication, La Bonne Cuisine has long been the French housewife's equivalent of The Fannie Farmer Cookbook or The Joy of Cooking—a trusted and comprehensive guide to "la cuisine bourgeoise" or home cooking, rather than the haute cuisine of chefs and Escoffier. Julia Child called LBC "one of my bibles" and drew heavily upon its detailed approach to preparation as she labored on her own classic Mastering the Art of French Cooking. Aratow has retained the book's exhaustive scope and delightfully imperious Gallic tone ("The only true roast is a roast cooked on a spit"). The result is a comprehensive if old-fashioned tome that is an excellent basic guide to techniques, equipment and every staple of the French repertoire, from...


Blessed Among All Women: Women Saints, Prophets, and Witnesses for Our Time
Robert Ellsberg
0824522516
October 2005
Hardcover
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Joan Chittister, OSB
This book makes a serious contribution to the newly emerging consciousness of the full equality of women.

Richard Rohr,OFM Center for Action and Contemplation, Author of Everything Belongs
"Robert Ellsberg does it all again--and with magnificence!"

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Le Petit Prince (French Language Edition)
Antoine de Saint-Exup¿ry
0156013983
September 4, 2001
Paperback
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Book Description
In 2000 Harcourt proudly reissued Antoine de Saint-Exupéry's masterpiece, The Little Prince, in a sparkling new format. Newly translated by Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Richard Howard, this timeless classic was embraced by critics and readers across the country for its purity and beauty of expression. And Saint-Exupéry's beloved artwork was restored and remastered to present his work in its original and vibrant colors. Now Harcourt is issuing uniform full-color foreign language editions. The restored artwork glows like never before. These affordable and beautiful editions are sure to delight an entire new generation of readers, students, children, and adults for whom Saint-Exupéry's story will open the door to a new understanding of life.

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