The End of the Present World and the Mysteries of the Future Life

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  • The End of the Present World and the Mysteries of the Future Life
  • Emphasizes the importance of everlasting eternity, not the time we spend here on earth
  • Explains what will happen at the time of Christ's return
  • Teaches how to bear misfortunes and difficulties with patience

"Reading this book was one of the greatest graces of my life!" — St. Thérèse of Lisieux

In the late nineteenth century, Father Charles Arminjon, a priest from the mountains of southeastern France, assembled his flock in the town cathedral to preach a series of conferences to help them turn their thoughts away from this life’s mean material affairs—and toward the next life’s glorious spiritual reward. His wise and uncompromising words deepened in them the spirit of recollection that all Christians must have: the abiding conviction that heavenly aims, not temporal enthusiasms, must guide everything we think, say, and do.

When Father Arminjon’s conferences were later published in a book, many others were able to reap the same benefit—including fourteen-year-old Thérèse Martin, then on the cusp of entering the Carmelite convent in Lisieux. Reading it, she says, “plunged my soul into a happiness not of this earth.” Young Thérèse, filled with a sense of “what God reserves for those who love him, and seeing that the eternal rewards had no proportion to the light sacrifices of life,” copied out numerous passages and memorized them, “repeating unceasingly the words of love burning in my heart.”

Now the very book that so inspired the Little Flower is available for the first time in English.

Let the pages of The End of the Present World and the Mysteries of the Future Life fill you with the same burning words of love, with the same ardent desire to know God above all created things, that St. Thérèse gained from them. Let them also enrich your understanding of certain teachings of the Faith that can often seem so mysterious, even frightening:

  • The signs that will precede the world’s end
  • The coming of the Antichrist, and how to recognize him
  • The Judgment and where it may send us: heaven, hell, and purgatory
  • Biblical end-times prophecy: how to read it and not be deceived

Jesus commands us to be ever-watchful for his return, and ever-mindful that we have no lasting city on earth. The End of the Present World and the Mysteries of the Future Life is an invaluable aid to inculcating in your spirit that heavenly orientation, without which true human happiness cannot be found—in this world or the next.

  • 5¾ x 8¾ inches

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  • 4 Jun 30th 2020
    The End of the Present World

    A slow read. Sometimes hard to grasp. had to re-read certain pages to fully understand the concepts.However very interesting and enlightening. Would recommend.


  • 5 Oct 25th 2018
    The End of the Present World and the Mysteries of the Future

    Great book. Can't put it down! St. There's said this book changed her life. It influenced her to become a nun.

    Sandra Morehouse

  • 1 Oct 31st 2017

    I found this book extremely hard to understand. I wish it had been written in layman's English. I wanted to read and enjoy it.


  • 5 Oct 13th 2017
    The End of the Present World and the Mysteries of Future Life

    This book is an excellent read. It is very philosophical and makes one ponder.

    Maureen Elbel

  • 5 Sep 6th 2017
    The End of the World

    It gives a good explanation of what might be expected at the end times. Very thought provoking making it a good meditation read!

    John Rickman

  • 5 Aug 25th 2017
    Book - The End of the Present World

    Very interesting book. Not a quick read, though provoking. Would definitely recommend.


  • 5 Sep 22nd 2016
    The End of the Present World

    Very moving.

    Thomas Greene

  • 5 Apr 10th 2016
    The End of the Present World

    I am enjoying this book very much. I recommend this book to anyone interested in St. Therese.

    Henry Odenwald

  • 5 Sep 24th 2015
    The End of the Present World

    This book is excellent and a must read for all serious Catholics.

    Mary E Buckles

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