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"In 1994, Rwandan native Ilibagiza was 22 years old and home from college to spend Easter with her devout Catholic family when the death of Rwanda's Hutu president sparked a three-month slaughter of nearly one million ethnic Tutsis. She survived by hiding in a Hutu pastor's tiny bathroom with seven other starving women for 91 cramped, terrifying days. This searing firsthand account of Ilibagiza's experience cuts two ways: her description of the evil that was perpetrated, including the brutal murders of her family members, is soul-numbingly devastating, yet the story of her unquenchable faith and connection to God throughout the ordeal uplifts and inspires. This book is a precious addition to the literature that tries to make sense of humankind's seemingly bottomless depravity and counterbalancing hope in an all-powerful, loving God." - Publisher's Weekly, Starred Review, March 2006
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7 reviews, 5.00 stars
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by Dennis Ference. The prayers in this pamphlet will help shut-ins, and residents of nursing homes and hospices discover God's love and tender care for them and accept God's plan and purpose for their lives at this stage.
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5 reviews, 4.80 stars
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In wise and consoling letters written to a mother sorrowing over the death of her child, Fr. François René Blot, S.J., here summons the Church’s greatest saints
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5 reviews, 4.60 stars
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Grieving with the Help of Your Catholic Faith gives Catholics a meaningful way to help themselves or others through this challenging time.
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4 reviews, 4.50 stars
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In The Rhythm of Life Matthew Kelly exposes the lifestyle challenges and problems that face us in this age obsessed with noise, speed, and perpetual activity. In response, he proposes a lifestyle that promotes genuine well-being by attending to our legitimate needs - physically, emotionally, intellectually, and spiritually.
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We all want to be happy. Perhaps the greatest obstacle to happiness for most people is resentment. It’s easy to see how widespread this problem is: just notice the critical tone of so many conversations, the anger, the complaints and lamentations, the excuses, negative thoughts, frustrations, the distancing of person from person, family divisions, marriage breakdowns, eagerness for vindication or vengeance, labor disputes, social problems, even conflicts between nations. This short book confronts this problem, studies it, and offers solutions to resolve it.
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3 reviews, 4.67 stars
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It is a journal, not intended for everyday use but to record those snapshots of time that matter the most. Your initial training, schools, deployments, etc..
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3 reviews, 5.00 stars
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Our life has not lost its meaning; indeed, it has taken on new meaning as we bury part of our past and write a new chapter in our lives.
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3 reviews, 4.33 stars
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by Elaine E. Stillwell. Stepping Stones for the Bereaved helps readers realize that, while you can't bring back a loved one who has passed, you can use your time of grief as a stepping stone toward personal renewal in reacquainting yourself with Jesus Christ.
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3 reviews, 4.67 stars
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Pope Francis has been called the "pope of the people" as he captures minds and hearts with his joyful faith, with his warm, direct and loving attention to those he meets, and with his attention to the poor and needy. Now you can start - or finish - every day encouraged by the same engaging spirit alive in these 365 short meditations written by Pope Francis. Let his words inspire and challenge you, push you deeper into Scripture, raise your prayer to new heights, or simply fill you with gratitude for God's personal love for you. Join Pope Francis and let the flame of faith catch fire within you, as it slowly catches fire across the world.
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3 reviews, 5.00 stars
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This fresh, reassuring approach to living through depression by Kathryn J. Hermes, FSP proposes aspects of the Catholic tradition as a support for surviving even the darkest times.
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2 reviews, 5.00 stars
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Sisterhood of Saints: Daily Guidance and Inspiration
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2 reviews, 4.50 stars
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Father Dave takes you along with him, eager to show that God wants to take care of you whether or not you can see down the road or, if tired and sore, you're tempted to quit. His Camino hike holds real lessons for your own life's journey.
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2 reviews, 3.50 stars
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Leveled by leukemia when she was 7 years old, Audrey Stevenson used her remaining months to learn about love, laughter, and what it really means to live in joyful hope. In the process she taught her beloved family and her astonished eyewitnesses about the wonder-working power of a simple Yes to God, no matter what he asks of us. Read Audrey's story, carefully recalled in evocative vignettes and treasured photos, and you'll see through this life's final defeat to recognize eternity's ultimate triumph.
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2 reviews, 4.50 stars
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Seizing his audience from the very start with a captivating telling of his first encounter with the Divine, Kelly sets the pace for an inspiring read that, much like his uplifting lectures, encompasses passion, wonder, wisdom, and happiness.
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2 reviews, 5.00 stars
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Deathbed Conversions:Finding Faith at the Finish Line
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2 reviews, 5.00 stars
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The 12 virtues we must all acquire to be happy in this world and to save our souls. Many of our readers rate this the most beautiful and inspiring book they have ever read. For absolutely all!
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2 reviews, 5.00 stars
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Learning the Virtues That Lead You to God
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2 reviews, 4.50 stars
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"God created us for great things," says Mother Teresa of Calcutta. But most of us feel we cannot do the "great things" Mother Teresa has done. How can our lives have meaning? The Blessings of Love is a collection of Mother Teresa's words that serve as instructions for how to make our daily lives count. Each page has a quote which reminds us of a "great thing" we can do--look one another in the eye, smile, listen with an understanding heart, start the day with Jesus. Topics include loving God, loving your neighbor, loving at home, expressing joy, understanding those who suffer, praying, responding to social concerns, giving and more.
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Miracle Hour : A Method of Prayer That Will Change Your Life
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2 reviews, 4.50 stars
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Strength in Simplicity
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2 reviews, 5.00 stars
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The Rosary with Pope Francis
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2 reviews, 4.50 stars
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A moving first-hand account of Mother Teresa and her work, written by someone who worked by her side. As an idealistic young volunteer, author Susan Conroy spen
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2 reviews, 5.00 stars
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Plunged into the icy waters of the Hudson...God spared Frederick Berretta's life in an instant -- and changed his heart forever.
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2 reviews, 4.00 stars
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Hallowed Be This House (Finding Signs of Heaven in Your Home)
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Blessed Are the Stressed can help you find the opportunities for deeper happiness that lurk all around you. Best-selling author Sr. Mary Lea Hill helps you delv
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1 reviews, 5.00 stars
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Written with love, humility, and faith, this brief but poignant volume was first published in 1961 and concerns the death of C. S. Lewis's wife, the American-born poet Joy Davidman.
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No matter our agenda for the day of the week, Dolan masterfully combines insightful commentary and personal stories with snippets of Church history, lives of the saints, and Catholic teaching to inspire holiness through the daily details of ordinary life.
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No matter what our situation—whether we are feeling burdened by sin, enduring temptation, coping with illness, or struggling with doubt—God's healing love is as near as the air we breathe. With lively stories and inspiring meditations on Scripture, Fr. Hampsch reveals the good news that God stands by our side, persistently offering his mercy.
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1 reviews, 5.00 stars
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The Catholic Book of Character and Success
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1 reviews, 5.00 stars
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The Rosary: The Prayer That Saved My Life by Immaculee
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1 reviews, 5.00 stars
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Following Of Christ by Gerard Groote
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1 reviews, 4.00 stars
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Mustard Seeds is a collection of short daily inspirations. Written during Matthew's travel from 1994 - 96, these brief reflections show the nature and focus of Kelly's interior life, and are designed to bring that same focus to our interior lives.
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Here is solid, encouraging, practical help and support for anyone who has cancer and for his or her family members and friends.
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Veteran Catholic counselor Art Bennett and his wife Laraine provide an accessible synthesis of classical wisdom, modern counseling science, and Catholic spirituality: a rich understanding of the temperaments and what they mean for you and for your family.
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1 reviews, 5.00 stars
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Catholic Prayer Book for the Separated and Divorced
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1 reviews, 5.00 stars
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Mission Libertad
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1 reviews, 5.00 stars
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A book to be presented as a gift and keepsake for the family when their veteran passed away. A book written to celebrate military service.
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1 reviews, 5.00 stars
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Yesterday, Today, and Forever by Maria Von Trapp
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1 reviews, 5.00 stars
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Countless women today are weighted down by the thought that they are not thin enough, pretty enough, young enough, or good enough. While bookstore shelves are well stocked with advice on how to overcome body image problems, very few take a faith-based, much less Catholic, approach to self-healing. Weightless: Making Peace With Your Body speaks not only to those who may have faced an eating disorder, but also to anyone who wants to live an abundant life, unencumbered by society's obsession with thinness, physical beauty, youth, or food.

Weightless offers:
Personal stories that debunk cultural myths about beauty
Spiritual tools to help address common struggles
Meditations to reshape the way a woman views herself
Discussion questions for personal or group reflection

KATE WICKER is a wife, mom, and journalist. She is a senior writer and health columnist for Faith & Family and has written for a wide variety of regional and national media, including Atlanta Parent, Catholic Exchange, Children's Ministry, Family Fun, Pregnancy, and Women's Day.

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Susan Rowland offers hope and practical ideas for living without marital love, taking care of yourself, telling others, crafting a legal settlement, grieving when a marriage is over...and more.
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In A Guy's Guide to the Good Life Lockwood weaves Scripture, Church teaching and everyday stories - from Babe Ruth's funeral to the author's doomed efforts to make the varsity basketball team - revealing the virtues for what they really are: a call to action and our tie to the living God.
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In no other kind of human relationship is knowledge of the temperaments — the fundamental personality traits, hard-wired into us at birth, that affect the way we respond to the world around us — so critical, and so fruitful, as in a Christian marriage. For it’s only through mutual understanding of our own patterns of reaction, and those of our spouse, that we can motivate, nurture, respect, and above all, love each other with the selfless patience to which Christ calls us in the sacrament.
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In Amazing Grace for Survivors, you will will witness God’s power as He forms and strengthens ordinary people who faced extraordinary circumstances. You will experience the pain in these stories and share the glory of their triumph. In the end, their grace becomes yours, for we are one body in Christ.
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During World War II, young Vincent Iezzi was at home with his grandmother in his Philadelphia neighborhood. Nonna always knew just what to say. Gifted with a native ability to tell stories, her solution for every one of Vincent's questions or problems was another elaborate story, accompanied by cups of coffee.
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Some people will not know what to say to you. They may even avoid you entirely. This is just a fact and you should not allow it to hurt you too deeply. Expect changes in your relationships. Avail yourself of practical helps to ease your adjustment.
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Candles in the Dark is not simply the fascinating story of a man and his order, it is a powerful reminder that God still works in our world today.
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1 reviews, 5.00 stars
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