- 2 Book Set
- Lord of the World: A Novel
- Recommended by Pope Francis
- Saints Who Battled Satan: Seventeen Holy Warriors Who Can Teach You How To Fight the Good Fight & Vanquish Your Enemy
- An amazing, inspiring read
Lord of the World has been praised by Pope Francis (November 2013) as depicting “the spirit of the world which leads to apostasy” and mentioned by Pope Benedict XVI in critiquing President George H.W. Bush’s “New World Order.”
In an airplane news conference on his return from the Philippines in January 2015, Pope Francis mentioned Robert Hugh Benson’s Lord of the World and said, “I advise you to read it.” It wasn’t the first time the Holy Father had praised the book since becoming pope. This 1907 futuristic narrative has been hailed as the finest work of this unsung, but influential author and son of the Archbishop of Canterbury whose conversion to Catholicism rocked the Church of England in 1903. The compelling book includes a new introduction, a biography of Benson, and a theological reflection.
Popular young adult books such as The Hunger Games and Divergent, as well as literary classics such as Walker Percy’s Love in the Ruins and Cormac McCarthy’s The Road, have created a growing interest in dystopian novels. In one of the first such novels of the twentieth century, Robert Hugh Benson imagines a world where belief in God has been replaced by secular humanism. Lord of the World describes a world where Catholics are falling away and priests and bishops are defecting. Only a small remnant of the faithful remains. Julian Felsenburgh, a mysterious and compelling figure arises, promising peace in exchange for blind obedience. Those who resist are subjected to torture and execution. Soon the masses are in Felsenburgh’s thrall and he becomes leader of the world. Into this melee steps the novel’s protagonist, Fr. Percy Franklin. Dauntless and clear-sighted, Franklin is a bastion of stability as the Catholic Church in England disintegrates around him. Benson’s harrowing plot soon brings these two charismatic men into a final apocalyptic conflict.
Saints Who Battled Satan:
The war is on. The Devil plots to defeat you. Meet some battle-tested warriors who fight at your side.
Satan is real. He’s a formidable foe who wants to snatch us away from God, and the thought of doing battle with him can seem daunting. Even so, the saints who have gone before us have engaged the Devil, armed with the power of Christ … and emerged victorious! These fellow warriors in heaven now fight on our behalf.
In Saints Who Battled Satan, discover:
- How Satan attacks us through extraordinary assaults and everyday temptations.
- How these 17 saints used prayer, Scripture, the sacraments, and other spiritual weapons against the Enemy.
- How the virtues served these saints as combat armor.
- How these victorious saints now offer their aid to those of us still battling on earth.
Read the inspiring and triumphant stories of Padre Pio, Francis of Assisi, Catherine of Siena, Teresa of Avila, John Vianney, and a dozen other saints who battled Satan. You’ll find the strength, the courage, and the faith to win your own war against the Enemy.
Dimensions & Specifications
Lord of the World: