Originally written anonymously in Ancona, Italy, in the early 14th century, this book is a collection of stories about St. Francis and his band of followers. The Latin original is lost; much of the material is attributed to a Brother Ugolino. Many other, unknown friars were no doubt responsible for the content of this book. Essentially, The Little Flowers of St. Francis of Assisi is a written compilation of an oral tradition. St. Francis had died in 1226, so these stories were passed on through several generations. Reading this book will give you insight into the popular piety of the 13th and 14th centuries, as well as the origins of the Franciscan orders.
The author is licensed marriage and family therapist. She is director of Bethseda Workshops in Nashville, Tennessee. Jennifer Schnieder, M.D., says that this book will make it easier for troubled Christian women to seek the help they need.
"Dr. Twelftree' work on Jesus as exorcist is already well known among scholars. Here, he broadens out his work to a full consideration of Jesus as miracle worker. Especially interesting is his focus on each of the Gospels in turn, before he moves back a step to consider the historical Jesus. Dr. Twelftree's work is another sign that the whole question of Jesus as miracle worker can no longer be swept under the academic carpet. The combination of exegetical, historical, and theological perspectives in this single volume makes Jesus the Miracle Worker an especially remarkable work." --John P. Meier, University of Notre Dame The author is Distinguished Professor of New Testament at Regent University, Virginia Beach, Virginia. He is the author of numerous books, including Christ Triumphant and Jesus the Exorcist.
This book is a personal account of the author's ten years of prison ministry: preaching, teaching, and simply visiting the men at San Quentin State Prison. The author reflects on a penal system he sees as corrupt and accountable to no one. As a result, he says, punishment (not rehabilitation) permeates the correctional system.
Having met with resistance in his attempts to reform the clergy in his native Xanten, Germany, Norbert (c. 1080-1134) founded a religious community in France. His establishment was the first house of what came to be a successful religious order, the Canons Regular of Pre'montre' (also known as the Premonstratensians or the Norbertines). Norbert was appointed archbishop of Magdeburg in 1126. Although he left almost no writings, his followers produced many essays, as they attempted to reform the clergy as they thought best. This book provides English translations of the twelfth-century disciples of Norbert. First, there is a preface by Andrew Ciferni, a Norbertine of Daylesford Abbey in Paoli, Pennsylvania. He speaks of the value of making such primary sources available, for the ongoing aggiornamento of his order. A 28-page introduction then provides the historical context for Norbert's work, explaining, for example, that his two important biographies are more complementary than contradictory. Above all, say the editors, it was Norbert's preaching that won followers to his cause. He was also instrumental in suppressing a heresy in Antwerp. He tried to set up priestly communities that were a middle way between monasticism and the life of canons who retained their income and assets. Third, several texts are presented in English, each with an introduction. The authors, for example, are Anselm of Havelberg, Herman of Tournai, and Philip of Harvengt. Also provided is a biography of an early Norbertine, Geoffrey of Cappenberg. This book is in the series "The Classics of Western Spirituality." 309 pages. Here is one of the few fragments of Norbert's actual writing, an excerpt of a letter to Pope Callixtus: "Reverend father, do you not recall the duty and the labor of preaching the Word of God, to which I have been appointed twice now, both by your predecessor of happy memory and also by you? But lest I give the impression that I refuse to submit to authority, I assent to your wish, except, of course, for my central intention. I am in no way able to alter this calling without grave detriment to my soul. It is this: not to seek what belongs to another; in no way to demand back through secular justice or legal process what has been stolen; not to entangle anyone in the bonds of anathema for any injuries or loss suffered. To sum up briefly, I have chosen to live simply the evangelical and apostolic life, rightly understood. Nevertheless, if the canons living in this church are not afraid to hold to this form of life, I do not refuse the burden."
This is the true story of one man who defied war, prostitution, and poverty, to set the children free. Wendy W. de Berger, the first lady of Guatemala, said this is a dazzling biography of man who has never said "no" to God. All the children and mothers you will read about in this book are real. Most are still alive. Patrick Atkinson has journeyed with all of them through the jungles, streets, and slums of the world. Walk with him, in this inspiring, true-life story.
82 pages of color photographs of President John F. Kennedy, from young adulthood to his death. Biographical material and citations from his speeches.
Revised Edition. From AAgsen, Svend, to Zworykin, Vladimir, here is a dictionary of anybody who was anybody in the past few thousand years. Here are 1493 pages of information on authors, businessmen, clergy, dictators, explorers, filmmakers, generals, heroes, inventors, jurists, kings, leaders, musicians, nurses, organists, poets, queens, scientists, troglodytes, utopians, virgins, Whigs, xenophobes, yuppies, zealots, and anybody else you might want to know about, as well as plenty of people you may never want to know about. This is a massive work, well suited for any reference library. Slipcase, too.
With a foreword by Malcom Muggeridge. A pictorial biography. Oversize. 128 pages. Mother Teresa--a tiny nun in a sari, an Albanian from Yugoslavia living in Calcutta, 1979 Nobel Peace Prize Winner and companion to the poorest of the poor, the orphans and beggars and lepers. Mother Teresa was, quite simply, a living miracle.
Biography of Hillary Clinton, raised in Park Ridge, Illinois.
"A long overdue look at the real lives of Catholic women in all their splendid and surprising diversity." --Jane Cavolina Meara, author of Growing Up Catholic. "...illuminates the as-yet underutilized force of women in the Church" --Publisher's Weekly "...a fresh, surprising, and powerful spiritual testament. It is also a deep look into the hearts and souls of a fascinating group of American women." --Dan Wakefield, author of Returning: A Spiritual Journey.
Of all sophisticated languages in the world, linguists agree that Japanese is the most difficult to translate. In this anthology, therefore, there is as much a cultural transposition as verbal. James Melville provides an introduction for the collection as a whole and biographies for each author. Amply illustrated. With rigid slipcase. 475 pages.
This book was finished just after Wojtyla was made a bishop. The last chapter concludes with the death of Pope John Paul I. However, the detailed narratives and personal stories make this book valuable.
Lawrence of Arabia produced his own abridgement of his life story, Seven Pillars. This is it. The text dates from 1919, when the fate of the Arabic-speaking parts of the Turkish Empire was undecided. From Egypt to Iraq, the Arabs were dominant, within the Turkish realm. Lawrence wrote well, with panache. His writings helped create the legend of his valor that endured throughout the century. As a fighter for the British Empire, his mission was to defeat the Turks and, in the end, to break up their dominion. As a result, we have today the divisions found in Palestine and Iraq, the legacy of British imperialism. Revolt in the Desert gives the reader a good sense of how Lawrence fomented rebellion, in his own words. Concrete and vivid narrative is matched by strong prose and description. This is a first-person adventure story, based on fact. In the end, the effect was long term. Lawrence promoted Arab self-awareness, militarism, and revolution, a trend that continues to the present. This is a collector's edition, with fine printing and binding. The rigid sleeve cover bears a drawing of the Arabs and their camels. Maps and sketches are provided throughout. The photographs are by T.E. Lawrence himself and others. The Introduction is by Raleigh Trevelyan. Set in 11 pt Bembo spaced one point by Deltatype, Ellesmere Port and printed by The Bath Press on Wentworth Opaque paper. Bound by The Bath Press in Ernstmeier Buchleinen Mattleinen cloth, printed with a sketch by Edward Bawden.
Horatio Nelson and Emma Hamilton exchanged many letters; this correspondence forms the core of this book. It is richly illustrated with full color portraits, maps, and charts. The maps, drawn by Denys Baker, depict Nelson's victories. It is a collector's edition, beautifully printed and bound, with a rigid sleeve. On the cover of this sleeve is portrayed a sea battle, with ships in action. Nelson's image is inlaid on the front cover of the book; Hamilton's, on the back cover. Clever. Set in Modern Extended Type at The Folio Society. Printed in Great Britain by Bath Press Colour Books on Fineblade Smooth Cartridge paper and bound in quarter buckram with vegetable parchment sides.
This is the second volume of Father Greeley's memoirs. This copy was signed by the author himself, at the 2000 ACP benefit, held in his honor. "A master of the human heart." --Los Angeles Times.
This is a wondrous retelling of the adventures of St. Francis, based mainly on stories from The Little Flowers and charmingly illustrated. This book will fascinate children; it is directed at middle readers, ages 7 through 12. As a read-to book, The Wondrous adventures of St. francis of Assisi may be delightful. For easy reading, the print is extra large; kids will like that. The illustrations, too, are terrific for children.
Translated by Robert Graves, from the Latin of Gaius Suetonius Tranquillus, probably born in 69 A.D. The translator has added a prefatory chapter on the Roman republican constitution and on the merciless struggle between the aristocratic and the popular parties, within Roman government. Graves has used the modern names of cities, when feasible, as well as the Christian years we take for granted today. Suetonius worked as a lawyer for a time, avoided political life, and ended up as chief secretary to the Emperor Hadrian (117-183 A.D.). Suetonius was fortunate to have access to the Imperial and Senatorial archives and to a great body of contemporary memoirs and documents. Much of his history comes from eyewitnesses themselves. Graves says that it is evident that Suetonius checked his facts when he could; he also cites conflicting data without partiality. (This cannot be said of later historians, such as Tacitus.) Of the many books authored by Suetonius, Twelve Caesars survives, to our great benefit. This book provides a detailed glimpse into the government of the Roman Empire, at its peak of power and influence. This is a collector's edition, with fine binding; gold coins with emperor's heads adorn the front cover. Wood engravings by Raymond Hawthorn illustrate the pages effectively. A black slipcase comes with this beautifully bound and printed volume. Set in 12 on 13 point Poliphilus. Printed in Great Britain by Butler & Tanner Ltd, Frome on Cloister Book Wove paper. Full bound by Butler & Tanner Ltd in Oxford Library Buckram.
This book, Life of Christ, has been hailed as the most eloquent of Bishop Sheen's writings, the result of many years of dedication and research. Filled with compassion and insight, the author recounts the birth, life, death and Resurrection of Jesus Christ. Here is a passionate portrait of the Messiah, the teacher,the mediator, the healer, and most of all the Savior of the world. This Image edition of the Life of Christ contains a brand new preface by the author himself.
A story of the African mission, under the leadership of the founder of the Comboni religious order. A 42-page pamphlet.