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.
Here are short excerpts from the classic, The Imitation of Christ, by Thomas a Kempis. The excerpts are arranged according to specific themes, so that readers can consult the wisdom of the author, for any number of life situations. Illustrated.
Extensive collection of prayers from many traditions, mostly Catholic. Large print and clear type, for easy reading.
An extensive collection of prayers, from many sources. Large print and clear type, for easy reading.
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.
This book is a New York Times Bestseller, with a new preface by the author, a former president of the United States. This is a spiritual autobiography, with more than 250,000 copies sold. The author says that Living Faith is about the values and experiences that shaped his life. He also writes how these beliefs have been transformed into a living faith. The St Louis Post-Dispatch said that this book is a nuanced portrait of an intelligent, sincere, and decent man.
This book is about prayer, relying on St. Theresa of Avila, St. John of the Cross, and the Gospel of Jesus Christ. In the periodical Spirituality Today, a review stated "This book is a gem. Dubay's striking work is a much-needed challenge that gives us the encouragement to know that God wants us to enjoy mystical prayer more than we had ever hoped or envisioned." Father Benedict Groeschel, C.F.R., author of Arise from Darkness, said "This book is a gold mine for any Christian intent on making progress in prayer. Any reader who appreciates the relevance of the spiritual in these troubled times will find Fire Within difficult to put down. A work of art by a master of the spiritual life." Peter Kreeft, author of Prayer for Beginners, said this is a "practical and exciting book that can change your life."
This is an extraordinary alphabetical collection of over 500 unique name prayers, including the top 100 baby names in the U.S., the top 10 names from each decade of the last century, and more. Each name has an explanation of its origin and meaning. Every prayer is written as an acrostic; the first letter of each line spells out a name. The author is the Anglican rector of Addingham in the Yorkshire Dales in England. He has also served in Liverpool and Oxford. In the Bradford Diocese, he is director of training of curates.
This little book, in blue, hardcover binding is by the author of the Imitation of Christ. The English translation is by Matthew O'Connell. Beautifuly illustrated in color, this book is a devotional gem. Bound inside is a color introduction to the mysteries of the rosary. In these pages, Romolo Shrocchi has compiled the writings of Thomas A Kempis on Mary; he, therefore, is really the editor.
In a flexible, leatherette binding, in brown, with gold overlay, this book has a zipper around the sides and top; the page edges are gilded. The size is 4 by 6 inches. One yellow ribbon is bound in. This is the classic work by Thomas A Kempis, from the devotio moderna of the 15th century. To this day, as spiritual reading, the book is inspiring and moving. The trnaslation, newly revised and edited, is by Clare L. Fitzpatrick. The various illustrations, in black and white drawings, help clarify the meaning of the text.
This is a daily prayer book for all ages. Celtic Treasures will enable families to draw reguarly from the great riches of Scripture and celtic spirituality. This book can also serve for individual or small-group prayer. In laguage that is striking in its simplicity and beauty, J. Philip Newell provides herein a retelling of Scripture and his own original prayer, for each day of the week. Over the course of seven week, these daily readings cover the whole arc of the Bible, from the stories of creation and Israel through the life of Jesus and the New Testament epistles. The author is a former warden of Iona Abbey in Scotland. He is one of today's leading authors on celtic spirituality. Based in Edinburgh, he is a writer-theologian for the Cathedral of the Isles, Cumbrae, Scotland.
A beautiful book, with four-color art work, inspiring graphics, and large print. Written especially for 12-year olds and up, the book would be appreciated by any child or adolescent. The author's journey begins in the wake of a loved one's death and explores her feelings. When a mysterious man points her to a book on angels, Suza rediscovers everyday miracles in the most unexpected places. In this book, the author applies her years of experience photographing what she says are otherworldly presences. Through personal testimonials and stunning photography, Evidence of Angels helps readers hsare in a universal experience, the struggle for love and hope in the darkest of times. Suza's dazzling imges spark belief in discovering not only beauty in the world around us but also inner strength, despite obstacles and challenges.
This book is subtitled, "A Guide to the Prayerbook and the Synagogue Service." The first several chapters are titled, "The Quest for Spirituality," "To Feel at Home in the Synagogue: Knowing What to Do," "The Shemoneh Esreh/18 Blessings," "For the Sabbath and Festivals," "Kedushah and Other Additions," "The Shema and Its Blessings," "The Verses of Songs," and so on.
When The Seven Storey Mountain was first published, Thomas Merton was hailed as a new, contemporary spiritual voice. He became one of the most popular and successful writers on spirituality. Although Merton wrote over forty books on prayer, until now we have known little about his own prayer life. Now, the distinguished Merton scholar, Robert Waldron, explores the inner life of Merton.
This collection includes 31 sermons, preached from 1953 to 1987. The author, Rev. Robert Loughborough, is a retired Presbyterian minister.
"Elizabeth Fiocelli's book is a superb introduction to the story of Lourdes. Seamlessly mixing personal experience, historical analysis, and spiritual reflection, the author reminds us why . . . [Lourdes] has lost none of its power to captivate and inspire even the most skeptical of readers." --Father James Martin, S.J., recipient of the Christopher Award for his best seller, "My Life with the Saints." This fascinating overview is based on the author's research and her own visit to Lourdes, as well as interviews with its staff, Bernadette scholars, and current-day pilgrims and volunteers. The book includes historic and contemporary photos, an eye-witness's sketch of Bernadette in ectasy, and a rare interview with a recipient of an alleged miracle.
Teresa McGee was struggling with arthritis, anger, and a sense of sin. Her friend, Father Jim Lenihan, a 72-year old Maryknoll missionary, lay dying in a nursing home. It was Jim's last summer. For Teresa, it was a new beginning. Father James Martin, S.J., says of this book: [The author] "offers us profound insights into suffering, faith, vocation, acceptance, grace, friendship, and love. This wise and elegantly written book shows us that, ultimately, learning how to die means learning about life."
This is a book of traditional, Christian spirituality. The author considers the value of prayer and reflective silence, as part of an ongoing spiritual life.
Father Richard Rohr, OFM, says of this book: "If it is true that true spiritual transformation requires images, then David Richo is offering us a profound gift. Scripture, good psychology, mysticism, and even politics come together in this excellent portrayal of a timeless and healing image." Similarly, Father Thomas King, S.J., says: "Devotion to the Sacred Heart has nourished the Church for centuries. . . David Richo restores this old devotion with reflections on the modern world and texts from Pierre Teilhard de Chardin and Karl Rahner. [The author] offers us a contemporary guide to an ancient treasure."
This book provides practical techniques that help people change their own lives without feeling excessively guilty. The authors' approach is spiritual: it combines a Christian understanding of human nature with modern research in human development and psychoanalysis. Their writing is accessible to the average reader. The book is suitable for all Christian denominations.