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Blessed Is the Fruit of Thy Womb invites grieving mothers to let the Blessed Mother accompany them on their journey of grief and healing. Mary not only understands their loss, but wishes to bring mothers to healing through the saving work of her son.
The vulnerable story of how one woman learned that before she could respond to the weakness of others she must first accept her own weakness as a gift, revealed in the Incarnation and Passion of Christ.
If you've ever struggled with that longing in your heart to make something great, then this book is for you. If you wrestle with your ideas all day long, unsure if there's a group of creative people out there who share your particular brand of weird, then this book is for you. If you've ever stared at the empty page or canvas or screen, not knowing where to begin or whether any of it matters, this book is for you. Find the way that God speaks to you, calling you to do the work for which you were Created.
Spiritual Direction: A Guide for Sharing the Father’s Love fortifies priests, religious, and lay faithful who embrace the ministry of spiritual direction and accompany the wounded, assist men and women in hearing the voice of God, and model the love and mercy of the Father for the many who are seeking Him but do not know Him or have false images of Him. This book also shows how various aspects of the spiritual life can emerge from and be fostered by a one-on-one relationship with a spiritual director.
Most guys want to be known as men of action — jumping in to help, to save, to win.
In To the Ends of the Earth: Action, author Mark C. McCann shows that you can indeed be a true man of action. He breaks your call to action down into ten of the most fundamental principles of the Catholic Faith. You’ll learn how to draw strength from the Eucharist, the sacraments, sacrifice, prayer, and other men, so that you can live a life of boldness, carrying the truth of the Gospel to your world.
In To the Ends of the Earth: Witness, author Mark C. McCann shows you ten ways that you can become a powerful and effective witness to the truth of the Catholic Faith — at home, with your kids, in your vocation, and on the road of life. Through prayer, study, worship, and the companionship of your brothers in Christ, you’ll discover ways to make this world a better place by being a man who represents Christ and his Church.
What defines a Catholic man’s character?
There’s a simple answer: To be a man of Catholic character is to imitate Christ.
Before you say, “Who, me?” listen to author Mark C. McCann, who says that it’s not only possible, it’s the meaning of Catholic manhood. To the Ends of the Earth: Character guides you through ten essential Christlike traits and shows you how, with the help of the Word, the Spirit, and prayer, you can become the model of true Catholic character.
In To the Ends of the Earth: Legacy, author Mark C. McCann gives Catholic men ten keys to leaving a Catholic legacy to a broken world. An eternal inheritance is waiting for everyone on earth, including you! Embracing the cross of Christ and our holy birthright will give you the strength to pass on your legacy to the next generation.
When we grieve, we all long for light in the dark places. We need a light to warm our hearts when they are chilled by grief. For Those Who Grieve includes 22 brief devotions and prayers, drawing on the saints, Scripture, and modern reflections to encourage readers to turn to God each day and find the light of hope, healing, and wholeness.
Vipers’ Tangle begins as a man’s letter to his estranged wife, explaining his hatred for her and their children, and is transformed under Mauriac’s masterful pen into a diary of spiritual and psychological battles against God, family, and self. With remarkable subtlety and sensitivity, Mauriac relates the transformation of Monsieur Louis by the sublime workings of grace.
Robert P. Lockwood (you can call him Bob) has asked the same question you’ve asked dozens of times:
“What the hell am I doing with my life?”
Like you, he has wondered why he does what he does, and why it can be so hard to be the person he wants to be. In the end, it’s about wanting happiness. Not three-beer happiness, I-got-a-raise happiness, or the-Steelers-made-the-playoffs happiness, but that quiet contentment that comes from living a good life.
Size-dignity activist and self-proclaimed “fat girl” Amanda Martinez Beck talks openly about the purpose of bodies, what makes a body good, and the need to reframe the way we think and speak about our own bodies and the bodies of the people around us. Much more than a “self-image” read, Lovely will retrain you to think about your whole self — body and soul — in terms of mercy, kindness, and wonder rather than criticism, failure, and self-loathing.
The issue isn’t technology itself. The issue is the attachment we have to technology. Former tech addict T.J. Burdick shows you how, in just 21 days, you can find a happier and holier life when you learn to control your phone, rather than letting it control you.
This is not a 12-step program or a three-week detox in the woods with no WiFi. Detached is an easy-to-follow spiritual retreat, inviting you to read, reflect, and take actions to strengthen your personal and spiritual life, while decreasing the time you feel you “need” to spend on your phone.
How can we stop worrying and start living an anxiety-free life? As you’ll learn in Unworried: A Life Without Anxiety, the answer isn’t “just pray more” or “just read more Scripture” or, worst of all, “just stop worrying.” If we learn to respect how God made us, we can build new habits of thinking, communicating, and acting that will help set us free from worry.
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. Not preachy but direct, he 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.
With candor, humor, and a unique approach to classical art, Father Augustine, a high school teacher and coach, breaks down Saint Benedict's method into twelve pithy steps for finding inner peace in a way that can be applied to anyone's life.
One night, in desperation, Rachel Balducci cried out to God, and he answered in a startling, freeing, and life-changing way. If you are feeling more chaos than peace, more panic than joy, take heart. Make My Life Simple: Bringing Peace to Heart and Home gives you down-to-earth practical pointers to achieve peace and order:
- In your home: Establish a peaceful environment for you and your family
- In yourself: Design an ordered way of living to benefit your body, mind, and spirit with Rachel’s friend-to-friend advice
- In your spiritual life: Create order in your spiritual relationships with Jesus, yourself, and the others in your life
If you’re overwhelmed, unfulfilled, and running in circles chasing happiness, this book is for you. You’ll learn that the overwhelming pursuit of success stems from our underlying belief that we need to earn love, and that striving for it will somehow cure our lack of self-love. Mark Joseph will show you, through his experiences and those of others, that fulfillment has nothing to do with success. It comes from knowing that – despite success or failure – you were created by God for greatness, for love and to be loved.
Author Laura Mary Phelps knows women are fighting an everyday battle and she won’t let them back down. This book is about the real issues, real struggles, and real questions that women face today. With funny, compelling, and real-life stories, Phelps gets real about what it means to pick up the armor of Christ and fight back with truth.