“SUBTLE, IT’S NOT. The Pilgrims Progress is a frank depiction of the Christian life. Written by an imprisoned pastor almost 350 years ago, it still captures attention with its vivid depictions of the journey of an ordinary Christian ….” The book you hold in your hands is arguably the most-read book in the English language after the Bible. It is no pie-in-the-sky story. The Christian life is hard. There’s no easy passage from our ﬁrst experience of God’s love to that ﬁnal reward of entrance into heaven. There are obstacles and temptations at every turn. But, there is also help along the way, and the journey is gloriously worthwhile!
THE ROOTS of CHRISTIAN MYSTICISM
By linking together a series of brilliantly chosen texts from the early centuries of the early centuries of the Church, the author lays bare the roots of the deeply mystical spirituality that has flourished among Christians throughout the ages. This is a book that will appeal to anyone who is interested in the field of spirituality; it is a masterly contribution to Christian scholarship.
Imitation of the Sacred Heart of Jesus
this spirituality book pres3ents before us the entire school of true Christian holiness and the means and exercises necessary to attain sanctity. as no one shall enter heaven who is not perfect, then if we wish to attain to that perfection which will gain us entrance to eternal happiness with the blessed Trinity, with Jesus, with Our Lady, st. Joseph and all the saints and angels, we need to start in earnest and with a sure method to correct every aspect of our lives.
The Abbess of Andalusia
Flannery O'Connor has been studied and lauded under many labels: the Southern author whose pen captured the soul of a proud region struggling to emerge out of racism and poverty, the female writer whose independent spirit and tragically short life inspired a generation of women, the catholic artist whose fiction evokes themes of sin and damnation, mercy and redemption
Saint Augustine Marriage and Virginity
This volume is to be commended on several points. The translation itself is in eminently readable, clear English that should be accessible to anyone interested in Augustine.... The general introduction does an excellent job of placing these works in the context of Augustine's career, showing how Augustine reacts to controversies with the Manichees, Jovinian, Jerome, and the Pelagians, while maintaining a commitment to the threefold goods of marriage - procreation, fidelity, and sacrament.