Scepter Products The ultimate product feed for Facebook - part of the Pixel Perfect app by wyred-up https://scepterpublishers.org shopify_555466220916 marriages that made history Descriptionby gerard castillowhen we think of famous persons in history we usually remember their great deeds in the areas of science, politics, art, etc. but for some, their greatest achievement in life was not played out before the public, but rather took place within the private sphere of their marriage. the world may remember them for their extraordinary gifts and accomplishments, but they, at the end of their lives, were most mindful of their greatest love: their spouse. this book honors the hidden love adventures of several famous persons in history. it offers concrete examples of marriages that transformed these well-known individuals in deep and personal ways. these are not fairy tales of marriages “made in heaven;” they are stories of real people with real struggles, who, through their marriage, were challenged, strengthened, and encouraged to grow in their capacity for love.detailsin this book, you will learn:how marriages can grow stronger through timehow marriage can provide tremendous strength for facing life’s difficultieshow people with very different personalities can be completely united in marriagehow one woman’s selfless love saved her marriagehow a queen learned to put her husband and her marriage ahead of power how one couple’s united search for truth led them to embrace the catholic faiththis book will help to restore your confidence in the power of marriage. it is recommended for those just starting out on their marriage journey as well as for those already well advanced along the path.author biogerard castillo is a professor of education at the university of navarra, spain, where he teaches courses in education, marriage, and family. he is the author of over thirty books on these subjects.https://scepterpublishers.org/products/16-marriages-that-made-historyhttps://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/1193/5190/products/scepter-1022_grande.jpg?v=1527114678Scepter new 5554662209in stockMedia > BooksCustom Label 0 is emptyCustom Label 1 is emptyCustom Label 2 is emptyCustom Label 3 is emptyBookBook 9.95USD shopify_660711776140 years with a saint: blessed alvaro del portillio Descriptionby cesare cavallerifirst published in english in 1996 as immersed in god, this 20th anniversary edition serves an anecdotal account of the life of st. josemaria escriva (1902-1975). blessed alvaro (1914-1994) was at the saint’s side for almost 40 years as his confessor, and from 1976 to his death as the prelate of opus dei, was the successor to st. josemaria. blessed alvaro relates dozens of accounts of saint josemaria’s apostolate, his service to the church, and his personality. many of these stories only came to light after his death, when letters and tributes poured into rome from around the world.these lively anecdotes are gathered in 13 chapters which form a mosaic of the life of st. josemaria and provided thousands of readers around the world with a picture of the saint, just before publication of an official three volume biography, the founder of opus dei, by andres vazquez de prada.author biocesare cavalleri is an italian journalist and writer, literary critic, and director of edizioni ares, a catholic publishing company based in rome.https://scepterpublishers.org/products/40-years-with-a-sainthttps://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/1193/5190/products/40_Years_With_a_Saint._Front_Cover._grande.JPG?v=1527661284Scepter new 6607117761in stockMedia > BooksCustom Label 0 is emptyCustom Label 1 is emptyCustom Label 2 is emptyCustom Label 3 is emptyBookBook 9.95USD shopify_5548078657A dialogue of comfort against tribulation Descriptionby st. thomas morehere in modern english is more’s examination of the comfort of god in times of difficulty. written in the tower of london while more was awaiting execution for refusing to betray his faith, this book is a fictional dialogue between a young man, vincent, and his mortally ill uncle. vincent is afraid that an impending muslim invasion will force him to betray his faith or die a martyr. more shows how all suffering can be beneficial if you respond to it properly.about st thomas moresir thomas more (7 february 1478 – 6 july 1535), venerated by roman catholics as saint thomas more, was an english lawyer, social philosopher, author, statesman, and noted renaissance humanist. he was also a councillor to henry viii, and lord high chancellor of england from october 1529 to 16 may 1532.more opposed the protestant reformation, in particular the theology of martin luther and william tyndale. more also opposed the king's separation from the catholic church, refusing to acknowledge henry as supreme head of the church of england and the annulment of his marriage to catherine of aragon. after refusing to take the oath of supremacy, he was convicted of treason and beheaded. of his execution, he was reported to have said: "i die the king's good servant, and god's first."pope pius xi canonized more in 1935 as a martyr. pope john paul ii in 2000 declared him the "heavenly patron of statesmen and politicians."https://scepterpublishers.org/products/a-dialogue-of-comfort-against-tribulationhttps://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/1193/5190/products/scepter-1121_grande.jpg?v=1527661285Scepter new 5548078657in stockMedia > BooksCustom Label 0 is emptyCustom Label 1 is emptyCustom Label 2 is emptyCustom Label 3 is emptyBookBook 14.95USD shopify_9793512781A gift of myself Descriptionby carissa douglaswe all owe god a debt of gratitude for his goodness. join the little douglings as they learn how little offerings lead to big graces, and discover how jesus helps them get along with their brothers and sisters.in an uplifting verse that teaches the valuable lesson of self-giving, children can take the lead of this adorable family who choose to grow in love of god and others through the challenges of their everyday lives.author bioauthor and illustrator carissa douglas helps parents and caregivers teach their kids how to grow closer to jesus with fun, illustrated stories that rhyme. she lives in georgina, ontario with her husband, patrick and their eleven young children. a gift of myself is the second book in the little douglings series which seeks to teach children the richness of the catholic faith through the promotion of the sacraments.reviews“fantastic! the images are as beautiful as the content is theologically sound. my daughter loved it! i loved it! this book is an endearing tribute to pope john paul ii’s teaching on the gift of self— a sort of ‘intro to theology of the body for kids.’ an excellent tool for parents who wish to foster selflessness in their children, which will yield fruit in adolescent years and provide a basis for truly loving, authentic relationships.”— matt fradd,catholic speaker, and author, the porn effect “it is a joy for me to see one of st. john paul ii’s most cherished teachings fill every page of this book— ‘man . . . cannot fully find himself except through a sincere gift of self.’ (gs 24) no child (or parent!) is ever too young (or too old!) to be introduced to this truth. learning how to make a gift of self is our lifelong foundation for chastity, discipleship, and vocation. may you and your children always know that you are a gift!”— katrina zeno,international speaker and catechist on theology of the body “there are few books that are loved by adults as well as children, are as deep as they are silly, and inspire us all to do great things. a gift of myself is just that kind of book.”— patrick sullivan,catholic speaker, writer, and catechisthttps://scepterpublishers.org/products/a-gift-of-myselfhttps://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/1193/5190/products/aGiftOfMyself1024x1024_grande.jpg?v=1527661285Scepter new 9793512781in stockMedia > BooksCustom Label 0 is emptyCustom Label 1 is emptyCustom Label 2 is emptyCustom Label 3 is emptyBookBook 9.95USD shopify_5553922561A grace given: a father's love for a dying child Descriptionby kent gilgesa grace given is a powerful personal account about a father’s life in the shadow of his daughter’s terminal illness, and the beauty, spiritual growth, and joy that can eventually come from suffering. this is the personal account of the impact that one life, however seemingly insignificant, can have on those around it. beyond that, it explores the meaning of faith, the growth and deepening of spirituality that comes from suffering, and the gift that a severely handicapped child represents.most of all, it is the story of hope and a father's love.author biokent gilges was born in zambia in 1965. he lives in upstate new york with his wife and five children and has written extensively for numerous magazines and newspapers. his freelance articles have appeared in europe. the independent, industry week, chemical engineering, earthwatch, and featured on public radio. he is a gradate of cornell and oxrford universities.reviewsin a popular culture oozing with saccharine banalities that can only hope to parody true love and loss, a grace given stands apart for its humility, honesty, and genuine devotion. through this heartfelt telling of the life and death of his oldest child and his own spiritual journey, kent gilges invites his readers to discover the high adventure of our humanity—to find, as pope john paul ii put it, “the splendor of the truth that shines forth deep within the human spirit.”—george weigel, author of witness to hope: the biography of john paul iia grace given is a decade-long window into the metamorphosis of the soul. this is a modern day pilgrim’s progress told with humor, deep love, and unflinching honesty. a book every christian should read.—donald e. wildmon, founder of the american family association and american family radiodon’t read kent gilges’ a grace given if you don’t want to cry along with kent and elizabeth. with searing tenderness, kent tells the story of elie’s sufferings, elizabeth’s courage, and his own doubts, fears and longings during these traumatic years…. kent gilges has lived through suffering and death to gain a very catholic understanding of life. to experience something of that journey—and perhaps somehow to help kent and elizabeth bear their cross—read a grace given.—dr. jeff mirus, founder of catholicculture.orgit has been said that a great book should be read three times in life: once in childhood, once in early adulthood, and again in old age. i would venture to say that a grace given deserves to be read at least three times: once at the outset of marriage, once in the middle of life, and again in old age. it details a husband’s journey from skepticism toward religion in a way that will leave you feeling grateful for the gift of the catholic faith. above all, it is a testament to the exquisite beauty of family life that is as deep and abiding as a father’s heart. read it, and you will never be the same.—alice gunther, the long island catholica grace given is a beautifully written treatise on love. it is one of the most pro-life books i have ever read. the love of a father for a child that can give him almost nothing in the traditional sense, no open arms, no endearing words, no loving glances, no soft caresses, is so complete that we are transformed and ennobled merely by witnessing it.… i read the entire book in only two sittings.—leticia velasquez, catholic exchangegilges is a superb writer.… as the book unfolds, one understands that it’s not only a story about the life, worth, and gift of a severely disabled child but also a love story. it’s the story of a parent’s unconditional love for his child, for a husband and wife’s love for one another, and of god’s unconditional love for all his children.—tina dennelly, national catholic registerin the current debates about the “worth” (or not) of human life, when illness or old age make it seem unproductive and useless, this text—and similar testimonies—should have a foremost place.—francis phillips, mercatornet.comhttps://scepterpublishers.org/products/a-grace-given-a-fathers-love-for-a-dying-childhttps://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/1193/5190/products/scepter-1009_grande.jpg?v=1527661286Scepter new 5553922561in stockMedia > BooksCustom Label 0 is emptyCustom Label 1 is emptyCustom Label 2 is emptyCustom Label 3 is emptyBookBook 9.95USD shopify_5545599041A history of contemporary philosophy descriptionby mariano fazio and f.f. labastidathis new survey of recent philosophical thought, ranging from romanticism to post-modernism, provides a critical resource for today's serious student of western philosophy. the authors write from a classical and christian perspective. while they are consistently fair in their treatment of the wide diversity of thinkers of the past two centuries, they maintain a helpful critical focus throughout. they see that the cultural challenge of our times involves the choice between two opposing views of man, who is either a being alone in the universe and closed in upon himself, or a person open to transcendence. their discussions guide the reader gently and persuasively to the conclusion that only the latter view accords with the constants of the human spirit.author biosmariano fazio is a graduate of history, holds a ph.d. in philosophy, and is the author of several books of philosophy. he is a former rector of the pontifical university of the holy cross in rome and a past president of the council of rectors of pontifical roman universities (2002 to 2008).francisco fernandez labastida studied chemical engineering and obtained his ph.d. in philosophy from the pontifical university of the holy cross in rome, where he taught a course in the history of contemporary philosophy.https://scepterpublishers.org/products/a-history-of-contemporary-philosophyhttps://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/1193/5190/products/scepter-1056_grande.jpg?v=1527661286Scepter new 5545599041in stockMedia > BooksCustom Label 0 is emptyCustom Label 1 is emptyCustom Label 2 is emptyCustom Label 3 is emptyBookBook 24.95USD shopify_5544603137A man who knew how to forgive Descriptionby francesc fausforgiving is no easy task: in fact, it may be the most difficult endeavor one can undertake. st. josemaría escrivá, the founder of opus dei, said, “i didn’t need to learn how to forgive, because god has taught me how to love.” still, even this saint struggled with the trying task of forgiving. this collection of anecdotes from his life explores his experiences in offering and accepting forgiveness.life as a priest in the midst of the violent spanish civil war offered st. josemaría countless opportunities to practice forgiveness. owing to an attitude of prayer, mortification, and total confidence in god, he was as immediate and resolute in forgiving in dramatic situations as he was in the ordinary circumstances of everyday life. he knew when a situation necessitated silence, and was always prompt in offering an apology when he found himself in the wrong. readers will find themselves equally amazed and humbled by the gentle charity that contributed to josemaría’s sainthood.in addition to anecdotes from st. josemaría escrivá's life, this powerful introduction to forgiveness includes a biography of st. josemaría, an explanation of the message of opus dei, excerpts from pope john paul ii at the canonization of st. josemaría and cardinal joseph ratzinger (later pope benedict xvi) at the beatification of josemaría escrivá, as well as resources for further information in print and online.https://scepterpublishers.org/products/a-man-who-knew-how-to-forgivehttps://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/1193/5190/products/scepter-1116_grande.jpg?v=1527661287Scepter new 5544603137in stockMedia > BooksCustom Label 0 is emptyCustom Label 1 is emptyCustom Label 2 is emptyCustom Label 3 is emptyBookBook 7.95USD shopify_5547223425A portrait of courage one of history’s most admired figures and one of the great lawyers and statesmen of all time, thomas more was voted “lawyer of the millennium” by the law society of great britain and named “patron of statesmen” by john paul ii. more combined immense humanistic learning with an unequaled command of the legal and political traditions of christendom, forging a profound philosophy of statesmanship and freedom. to this philosophic and cultural achievement, more added the virtues of an exemplary husband, father, and friend and the detachment and interior peace of a saint. he thus emerged from the first great crisis of modern tyranny—a crisis that would claim his life—as the model of a truly free man, whose conscience and character no despot can subvert. more was canonized in 1935, as hitler was rising to power and the world needed an example of courage and skill in the face of the greatest of dangers.this biography reveals how more prepared himself for the challenges of his life, and how he rose to the demands placed upon him in what became one of history’s most revolutionary periods."thomas more is more important at this moment than at any moment since his death, even perhaps the great moment of his dying; but he is not quite so important as he will be in about a hundred years’ time." -g. k. chesterton, 1929the author, dr. gerard b. wegemer, is professor of literature at the university of dallas and director of the center for thomas more studies, which he founded in 2000. among his publications are young thomas more and the arts of liberty (cambridge university press, 2011), thomas more’s trial by jury: a procedural and legal review (boydell, 2011), a thomas more source book (catholic university of america press, 2004), and thomas more on statesmanship (cua press, 1996). he assisted in the process that culminated in more’s becoming patron of statesmen on october 31, 2000 and has served as an editor and member of the research committee of moreana, the international journal on thomas more and his times. wegemer earned master's degrees in political philosophy and in literature from boston college and georgetown university and a doctorate in english literature from the university of notre dame.https://scepterpublishers.org/products/a-portrait-of-couragehttps://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/1193/5190/products/scepter-1165_grande.jpg?v=1527661288Scepter new 5547223425in stockMedia > BooksCustom Label 0 is emptyCustom Label 1 is emptyCustom Label 2 is emptyCustom Label 3 is emptyBookBook 14.95USD shopify_8826278669A school of prayer prayer is essential to the life of faith. in this book, based on pope benedict's weekly teachings, he examines the foundational principles of the life of prayer. believers of various backgrounds and experience in prayer-from beginners to spiritually advanced-will be enriched by this spiritual masterpiece.benedict begins considering what we can learn from the examples of prayer found in a wide range of cultures and eras. next, he turns to the bible's teaching about prayer, beginning with abraham and moving though moses, the prophets, the psalms to the example of jesus. with jesus christ, pope benedict considers not only the lord's teaching about prayer, but also his example of how to pray, including the our father, his prayers in the garden of gethsemane, and prayers on the cross. the prayers of mary, the mother of jesus, and the early church are also explored. benedict also draws on insights from spiritual masters, the saints, and the church's liturgy. he challenges readers to live their relationships with god "even more intensely, as it were, at a ‘school of prayer'."although benedict provides a sweeping survey of great figures of prayer, his discussion centers on jesus christ and even invokes him in the study of prayer. "it is in fact in jesus," writes benedict, "that man becomes able to approach god in the depth and intimacy of the relationship of fatherhood and sonship. together with the first disciples, let us now turn with humble trust to the teacher and ask him: ‘lord, teach us to pray' (lk 11:1)."https://scepterpublishers.org/products/a-school-of-prayerhttps://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/1193/5190/products/a-school-of-prayer_grande.jpg?v=1527661289Scepter new 8826278669in stockMedia > BooksCustom Label 0 is emptyCustom Label 1 is emptyCustom Label 2 is emptyCustom Label 3 is emptyBookBook 9.95USD shopify_645534253079Abba father Descriptionby bonaventure perquin o.pall through history, god has revealed himself constantly as possessing those qualities which are generally associated with fatherhood. in these homilies now available again after a 10-year absence, bonaventure perquin illustrates how god as a father leads his people toward himself by his wondrous deeds and gifts. the attributes of god’s fatherhood, as well as the sacrament of baptism which makes those who receive it his children, are thoroughly examined in passages from both old and new testament.about the authorbonaventure perquin is a dominican priest and author. through his writings he desires to bring people into relationship with the living god. bonaventure has authored two books for scepter, "help my unbelief" and "abba father."https://scepterpublishers.org/products/abba-fatherhttps://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/1193/5190/products/9781889334394_p0_v1_s550x406_grande.jpg?v=1527661290Scepter Publishers new 645534253079in stockMedia > BooksCustom Label 0 is emptyCustom Label 1 is emptyCustom Label 2 is emptyCustom Label 3 is emptyBookBook 19.95USD shopify_5556360577About the holy spirit By francisca javiera del vallefirst published in spanish in 1932, this 10-day devotion to the holy spirit has attracted many readers to a deeper appreciation and veneration of the great unknown. the author was a poor dressmaker who, in spite of her very limited education, testified to an extraordinary understanding of the power and gifts of the holy spirit through her habitual and silent practice of heroic virtue.one admirer wrote that this work leads even the most learned theologian to acknowledge the healthy and profound doctrine expounded. yet it becomes clear from reading that the book is not written by a theologian but by a soul who has first-hand experience in the school of the divine spirit.https://scepterpublishers.org/products/about-the-holy-spirithttps://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/1193/5190/products/scepter-1040_grande.jpg?v=1527661291Navarre University new 5556360577in stockMedia > BooksCustom Label 0 is emptyCustom Label 1 is emptyCustom Label 2 is emptyCustom Label 3 is emptyBookBook 11.95USD shopify_9793484685All things new Descriptionby carissa douglaswe are all in need of healing, reconciliation, and mercy. join the little douglings as they experience god’s loving and merciful embrace through the sacrament of confession. in simple and effective verse, children come to understand, with their friends the little douglings, the power of forgiveness, both given to others and offered by jesus.author bioauthor and illustrator carissa douglas helps parents and caregivers teach their kids how to grow closer to jesus with fun, illustrated stories that rhyme.  she lives in georgina, ontario with her husband, patrick and their eleven young children. all things news is the third book in the little douglings series which seeks to teach children the richness of the catholic faith through the promotion of the sacraments. https://scepterpublishers.org/products/all-things-newhttps://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/1193/5190/products/AllThingsNew1024x1024_grande.jpg?v=1527661292Scepter new 9793484685in stockMedia > BooksCustom Label 0 is emptyCustom Label 1 is emptyCustom Label 2 is emptyCustom Label 3 is emptyBookBook 9.95USD shopify_5544874049Alvaro del portillo: the power of humility By helena scott & ethel tolanskythis booklet, published by the catholic truth society, recounts the extraordinary life of a man who went from being a successful engineer to a priest whose ministry influenced some of the most momentous events of the church in the twentieth century. he was present at vatican ii as a theological expert, and, on the death of st. josemaría escrivá, became the prelate of opus dei. he set a wonderful example of faithfulness to the church combined with openness and humility, and he will be beatified on september 27th, 2014 in madrid, spain.ethel tolansky is former head of french at the university of westminster. helena scott works as a research assistant at the university of westminster and as a freelance translator.https://scepterpublishers.org/products/alvaro-del-portillo-the-power-of-humilityhttps://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/1193/5190/products/scepter-1068_grande.jpg?v=1527661293Scepter new 5544874049in stockMedia > BooksCustom Label 0 is emptyCustom Label 1 is emptyCustom Label 2 is emptyCustom Label 3 is emptyBookBook 4.99USD shopify_492162646039Be who you are: developing your christian personality Descriptionas st. catherine of siena so aptly stated, "be who god meant you to be and you will set the world on fire!" despite our fallen natures, we have the ability, through the solid christian understanding of the human person—body and soul—how we can rise above it all. the authors guide us towards spiritual maturity, by teaching us how to improve one's personality, self-esteem, and virtue, without imitating models that distract us from our own identity. we learn how to live a happier and more coherent life, and how to acquire greater empathy with others—especially with our own family members and those in our immediate environment.about the authorsthe authors of this wisdom-filled book all share in common their long experience in their respective fields. additionally, they each keep a special focus on christian spirituality in their intellectual and professional work, offering advice which helps us to effectively advance in the human pursuit of meaning and interior joy. alfonso aguiló, carlos ayxel , josé maría barrio, josé benito cabaniña , javier cabanyes, juan ramón garcía-morato, javier láinez, javier sesé, rodolfo valdés, wenceslao vial (ed.).https://scepterpublishers.org/products/be-who-you-are-developing-your-christian-personalityhttps://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/1193/5190/products/Be_Who_You_Are_Border_grande.png?v=1527661294Scepter new 492162646039in stockMedia > BooksCustom Label 0 is emptyCustom Label 1 is emptyCustom Label 2 is emptyCustom Label 3 is emptyBookBook 8.95USD shopify_5545563009Benedict xvi and beauty in sacred art and architecture Edited by d. vincent twomey and janet e. rutherfordin an historic meeting with artists in 2009, pope benedict xvi summoned the church and the world to engage in "an authentic 'renaissance' of art." the second fota international liturgy conference was convened the same year to examine just how to do so. architecture, painting, sculpture, furnishings—all have an indispensible role to play in raising our hearts and minds to god.developing the themes set out in benedict xvi and the sacred liturgy, this second volume in the series examines the fundamental principles that guide the church in determining which works of art are truly "signs and symbols of the supernatural world" (sacrosanctum concilium 122). pope benedict xvi’s extraordinary combination of theological depth and cultural breadth makes him one of the most important voices in this discussion. the essays contained here draw on the richness of the pontiff ’s thought to suggest how the church might overcome the "new iconoclasm" of the post-conciliar period in order to contemplate the face of christ more clearly. the authors address questions both practical and theoretical, and their proposals are as commonsensical as they are bold. benedict xvi and beauty in sacred art and architecture promises to sharpen our christian understanding of beauty, and to inspire the elevation of liturgical art from the mundane to the celestial—from the banal to the sublime.d. vincent twomey svd is professor emeritus of moral theology, st patrick’s college, maynooth. janet e. rutherford is hon. secretary, the patristic symposium, maynooth.https://scepterpublishers.org/products/benedict-xvi-and-beauty-in-sacred-art-and-architecturehttps://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/1193/5190/products/scepter-1155_grande.jpg?v=1527661294Scepter new 5545563009in stockMedia > BooksCustom Label 0 is emptyCustom Label 1 is emptyCustom Label 2 is emptyCustom Label 3 is emptyBookBook 29.95USD shopify_5545895681Benedict xvi and beauty in sacred music Edited by janet e. rutherfordthis volume, which contains the proceedings of the third fota international liturgy conference, explores key themes in the holy father’s writings on liturgical music. the fota international liturgy conferences are dedicated to the elucidation and promotion of benedict xvi’s vision of liturgical reform, emphasizing the importance of beauty in the celebration of the church’s rites, and the necessity to go forward into the future as part of our inherited tradition. it also provides a forum for a younger generation of liturgists and musicians, drawn from various countries, who are presently engaged in the recovery and promotion of the church’s musical heritage for liturgical use or in composing beautiful new and uplifting works of sacred music.https://scepterpublishers.org/products/benedict-xvi-and-beauty-in-sacred-musichttps://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/1193/5190/products/scepter-1152_grande.jpg?v=1527661295Scepter new 5545895681in stockMedia > BooksCustom Label 0 is emptyCustom Label 1 is emptyCustom Label 2 is emptyCustom Label 3 is emptyBookBook 29.95USD shopify_5545930241Benedict xvi and the roman missal Edited by janet e. rutherford and james o'brienthe proceedings of the fourth fota international liturgy conference, contained in this volume, examine the approach of benedict xvi/joseph ratzinger to understanding and appreciating the roman missal as one of the central texts of catholic worship. there is a specific focus on the contribution of benedict xvi/joseph ratzinger in clarifying the dogmatic foundations of the liturgy, particularly of the eucharistic celebration; on his contribution to the renewal of the liturgy (specifically of the roman missal) since the second vatican council; and in light of benedict xvi/joseph ratzinger’s theological understanding of the form of the mass, its implications towards resolving contemporary questions which have arisen with regard to the roman missal.https://scepterpublishers.org/products/benedict-xvi-and-the-roman-missalhttps://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/1193/5190/products/scepter-1154_grande.jpg?v=1527661296Scepter new 5545930241in stockMedia > BooksCustom Label 0 is emptyCustom Label 1 is emptyCustom Label 2 is emptyCustom Label 3 is emptyBookBook 23.95USD shopify_5545581377Benedict xvi and the sacred liturgy Edited by neil j. roy and janet e. rutherfordbenedict xvi and the sacred liturgy provides a general overview of some of the more important themes in benedict xvi’s liturgical writings. as the published proceedings of the first fota international liturgical conference held in cork, ireland, in july 2008, it serves as a broad introduction to benedict xvi's vision for authentic renewal of catholic worship and to his critique of liturgical innovations that stray from the principles of vatican ii. the book explores some of the formative influences on joseph ratzinger's liturgical vision and points to the consistent application of those critically assimilated influences over a spectrum of issues facing modern liturgical scholarship: the recovery of the sacred, the cosmic and eschatological dimensions of christian worship, advocacy of continuity rather than rupture in the liturgical tradition; the need for historical and intellectual honesty in discerning development (as well as in areas such as vernacular translations of the core texts of the roman rite); and the renewal of genuine scientific exploration of the sources of the roman rite. the book is aimed at a professional and general audience. for the most part, it is easily accessible and plots the map for a series of more specific issues to be dealt with in the fota liturgical conference series.“long before his ascent to the papacy, joseph ratzinger believed that the celebration of the liturgy was not only central to catholic life, but that liturgical aberrations contributed mightily to post-conciliar confusion and decline. benedict xvi and the scared liturgy is an excellent starting point for exploring the holy father's liturgical vision and concerns as the church moves to purify and renew the liturgy.” ~ george cardinal pell, archbishop of sydney."benedict xvi and the sacred liturgy sheds important light on bendedict’s vision of a reform of the church’s liturgy."- inside the vaticanhttps://scepterpublishers.org/products/benedict-xvi-and-the-sacred-liturgyhttps://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/1193/5190/products/scepter-1099_grande.jpg?v=1527661296Scepter new 5545581377in stockMedia > BooksCustom Label 0 is emptyCustom Label 1 is emptyCustom Label 2 is emptyCustom Label 3 is emptyBookBook 19.95USD shopify_5547672065Beyond good intentions: the art of christian living By juan luis lordalife in society means more than just living together with others; it also means relating with others, giving oneself to others, and contributing to the good of all. in beyond good intentions, author juan lorda shows that christian morality is more than a list of do’s and don’ts but can in fact be summarized as “the art of living.” it guides christians to live so that their actions are consistent with their inner convictions.the author shows today’s readers the beauty and reasonableness of christian living. we are led to see that the essence of christian morality is not an assemblage of abstract principles, but is a call to a sincere relationship with a real historical person: jesus of nazareth, the god–man who shares our life with us.rev. juan luis lorda has authored 12 books on biblical anthropology, catechetics, and theology. born in spain in 1955, he was ordained a priest for the opus dei prelature in 1983 and has taught at the university of navarre for many years. he is a member of the advisory council on catechetics for the spanish bishops conference, and a frequent contributor to magazines and newspapers, both religious and secular.https://scepterpublishers.org/products/beyond-good-intentions-the-art-of-christian-livinghttps://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/1193/5190/products/scepter-1137_grande.jpg?v=1527661297Scepter new 5547672065in stockMedia > BooksCustom Label 0 is emptyCustom Label 1 is emptyCustom Label 2 is emptyCustom Label 3 is emptyBookBook 8.95USD shopify_5554886913Big hearted: inspiring stories from everyday families Descriptionby patti armstrong & theresa thomasbig hearted gives you an inside look into the triumphs, struggles, joys and sorrows of ordinary families with generous hearts. it invites you to witness extraordinary love in ordinary moments like the simple cooking of a meal or the hug between a teenaged brother and his baby sister. just like your family, these families experience pain, setbacks, and challenges. and just like your family, they also experience love and immeasurable blessing through their commitment and care for each other. highlightsin this book, you will learn the stories of:a father of seven healthy boys who struggled to love his down syndrome baby girla mother of twelve who learned an important lesson about christmas from her childrena special relationship between a teenaged brother and his infant sistertwo grandparents in their final days who inspired their grandchildren in simple waystwo orphan children from kenya who prayed for adoption by an american family and got what they asked for!it has been said that god cannot be outdone in generosity. the stories in these pages will show you how big hearted families experience this truth in a myriad of ways, sometimes miraculously.author biospatti maguire armstrong is a correspondent for our sunday visitor newspaper and the national catholic register , and works in marketing for teresa tomeo communications. she is an award-winning author and was the managing editor and co-author of ascension press’ bestselling amazing grace series. her latest book is big hearted: inspiring stories from everyday families . she has appeared on ewtn, catholic tv, fox & friends, and numerous radio programs across the country. patti studied a year of journalism at university of detroit, has a b.a. in social work and an m.a. in public administration, and worked in both those fields before staying home to work as a freelance writer. she and her husband met in the peace corps in the marshall islands, micronesia, were jesuit volunteers on an indian reservation, and spent 3 years as house parents of a group home for delinquent boys. they now live in north dakota where they are still raising the tail end of their 10 children. theresa thomas is wife to david and mother of nine who lives in northern indiana farm country. she is co-author of big hearted: inspiring stories from everyday families, a family columnist at today's catholic news and regularly contributes to integrated catholic life.reviews“the family is the place where the gospel is taught, observed, and shared—from generation to generation. in big hearted, you will be inspired by the faithfulness of everyday families. the possibility of your family walking in victory will come into an energizing focus.”—jeff cavins, award-winning author, internationally renowned speaker, and creator of the great adventure catholic bible study“what’s the recipe for a happy family? while every family is unique, big hearted offers some of the ‘secret ingredients’ to creating a home that is happy, holy, and blessed. the authors blend their stories with personal accounts from other gifted writers to give insight into creating a home filled with love. read this book and you’ll be inspired to look at what being ‘big hearted’ looks like under your own roof and beyond.”—lisa m. hendey, founder of catholicmom.com and author of a book of saints for catholic moms“big hearted is a true gift to the world! the stories of real families sharing their struggles and triumphs will inspire parents, grandparents and anyone looking to bring the blessing of children into their lives. big hearted is countercultural, and that is a very good thing. in a time of broken marriages, dysfunctional families, and a growing disregard for human life, this book has the courage to share numerous examples of what love and faith in god can achieve in creating wonderful families. be prepared—this book is likely to have a profound effect on you and will leave a mark!”—randy hain, co-founder and senior editor of integrated catholic life and author of something more: the professional’s pursuit of a meaningful life“for me, my family has been both the source of my deepest wounds and the most profound healing and moments of grace in my life. the stories in this book have been a joyous reminder of god’s ability to make all things new. if walls could talk in the homes where christ is present and prominent, they would tell the story of human tragedy and triumph, of suffering and healing. herein you will find a few of these beautiful stories of love and redemption where god, in spite of our human frailties, is alive and well in the hearts and around the hearths of homes where he is central.”—dan burke, executive director of ewtn’s national catholic register and author of the award-winning navigating the interior life“at a time when families are being undermined and devalued in our society, here is a book that celebrates and supports families. it is reassuring as well as instructive, since families don’t come with instruction manuals. one of the values of strong families is their innate ability to impart wisdom and love to the next generation. even if your own childhood was lacking or you are struggling to impart an example of unconditional love, these stories of love and overcoming hardships in the bond that is family provide a powerful example.”—teresa tomeo, author, speaker, and syndicated catholic radio talk-show hosthttps://scepterpublishers.org/products/big-hearted-inspiring-stories-from-everyday-familieshttps://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/1193/5190/products/scepter-1119_grande.jpg?v=1527661297Scepter new 5554886913in stockMedia > BooksCustom Label 0 is emptyCustom Label 1 is emptyCustom Label 2 is emptyCustom Label 3 is emptyBookBook 9.95USD shopify_7283279361Call him father: how to experience the fatherhood of god Descriptionfr. edward g. maristanyhere is a delightfully practical guide to attaining joyful intimacy with god, and to knowing him truly as your father. fr. edward maristany leads you through a simple approach to getting to know god through prayer and service. he describes the crucial role of parents in introducing children to the love of our heavenly father, and explains the role of jesus, the holy spirit, and mary in fostering this love. he shows you how even your times of difficulty can lead you to deeper love for and trust in god your father.about the authorfr. edward maristany was born in barcelona (spain) in 1955. after studying in rome, he was ordained a priest of the prelature of opus dei in 1980. in 1982 he completed his doctorate in theology from the university of navarre and came to the united states. he has carried out his pastoral in new york, pittsburgh, chicago, los angeles, and berkeley, where he now resides. he is the author of loving the holy mass, also published by scepter.https://scepterpublishers.org/products/call-him-father-how-to-experience-the-fatherhood-of-godhttps://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/1193/5190/products/Call_Him_Father_grande.jpeg?v=1527661299Scepter new 7283279361in stockMedia > BooksCustom Label 0 is emptyCustom Label 1 is emptyCustom Label 2 is emptyCustom Label 3 is emptyBookBook 5.95USD shopify_5468920577Called to life Descriptionhow do i find fulfillment in life? how do i obtain happiness? despite a multitude of self-help books in recent years, these eternal questions have become increasingly urgent in today’s directionless world.author jacques philippe provides some answers. in his new book, called to life, he explains that a complete and fulfilled life is much more assured when we stop trying to chart our own course, when we realize that we are essentially creatures called by god. he goes on to describe where and how these calls take place: the events of life, the word of god in scripture, and interior motions of the holy spirit. learning to recognize and follow these calls is what leads to a happy and full life. called to life includes a special section on how to read sacred scripture prayerfully (lectio divina), making this a timely source of inspiration and guidance following up on the recommendations of pope benedict xvi and the 2008 synod of bishops on the word of god.author biofather jacques philippe was born on march 12, 1947, in lorraine, france. after studying mathematics in college he spent several years teaching and doing scientific research. he joined the catholic com-munity of the beatitudes and became the first priest to be ordained in april 1985. father jacques spent his first years as a community member in jerusalem and nazareth. with over half of a million of his books sold on topics such as: prayer, interior freedom, and peace of heart; his writings have be-come classics of modern catholic spirituality. he preaches retreats regularly in france, italy, spain, and the usa. he has consolidated his main retreat themes into seven books on spirituality. currently, his time is now mostly devoted to prayer, writing and touring worldwide. his preaching genuinely helps people to pray, find hope and peace. when fr. jacques is not on mission, he resides in a hermitage in france where he writes books.view fr. jacques philippe's website and app (www.frjacquesphilippe.com)https://scepterpublishers.org/products/called-to-lifehttps://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/1193/5190/products/scepter-1041_grande.jpg?v=1527661299Scepter new 5468920577in stockmedia > booksCustom Label 0 is emptyCustom Label 1 is emptyCustom Label 2 is emptyCustom Label 3 is emptyBookBook 7.95USD shopify_5547253825Carl schmitt: the vision of beauty Edited by samuel a. schmittcarl schmitt expressed the beauty of truth in painting in the way that the deepest spiritual writers expressed in words the truths about god and creation. in 43 paintings selected to show the broad range of his work, this book presents not only art, but his ideas about art and life. scepter is proud to join with the carl schmitt foundation to present a selection of his work for the first time, from private and public collections. it arrives just ahead of the 125th anniversary of the author’s birth in warren, ohio.carl schmitt (1889–1989) produced hundreds of paintings from landscape and still life to portraits of his wife and nine children as well as poets, artists, and marian and religious themes. his over 500 works painted in the u.s. and europe are scattered through museums from the national gallery in washington dc to private collections worldwide. his painted with extreme precision to present art as an expression of the beauty that lies within all creation. he was a man of deep faith, a lifelong catholic, who saw god in everything he studied and drew.https://scepterpublishers.org/products/carl-schmitt-the-vision-of-beautyhttps://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/1193/5190/products/scepter-1169_grande.jpg?v=1527661300Scepter new 5547253825in stockMedia > BooksCustom Label 0 is emptyCustom Label 1 is emptyCustom Label 2 is emptyCustom Label 3 is emptyBookBook 39.99USD shopify_5544616449Changing the world - the timeliness of opus dei By martin rhonheimerwe all agree that modern society needs change: from the economy, to public morality, to laws protecting marriage and the unborn. but what will the new society look like, exactly? the opponents of christianity often conjure dark images (mostly mythical) of theocracies, complete with witch-hunts, conversions-at-the-sword, and forced morality. but this is obviously not the change that the church seeks. on the other hand, how can there be a re-christianization of society in an age of tolerance and plurality?renowned theologian martin rhonheimer tackles these questions head-on as he explains the message of opus dei, placing it in a historical context that illuminates its radical implications for modern christians. he relates this message to broader developments within the catholic church, particularly since vatican ii, that will have vital importance for the future: the relationship of church and state, the importance of religious liberty as a basic human right, and the role of the laity in the evangelization of culture. these insights, sometimes surprising, will help all christians to bring christ to the public forum transforming the world from within.https://scepterpublishers.org/products/changing-the-world-the-timeliness-of-opus-deihttps://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/1193/5190/products/scepter-1140_grande.jpg?v=1527661302Scepter new 5544616449in stockMedia > BooksCustom Label 0 is emptyCustom Label 1 is emptyCustom Label 2 is emptyCustom Label 3 is emptyBookBook 9.95USD shopify_5554325377Character building By david isaacswith the family under fire as never before, even faithful catholic parents often don’t know where to turn for trustworthy guidance about childrearing. that’s why this book is so urgently needed. david isaacs, an experienced parent and teacher, gives you practical direction on how to teach children of all ages the human virtues: generosity, fortitude, optimism, perseverance, orderliness, responsibility, respect for others, sincerity, modesty, moderation, flexibility, loyalty, industriousness, patience, justice, obedience, prudence, audacity, humility, simplicity, friendship, understanding, and patriotism. contains questions for self-assessment and teaching tips for each virtue.https://scepterpublishers.org/products/character-buildinghttps://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/1193/5190/products/scepter-1161_grande.jpg?v=1527661303Scepter new 5554325377in stockMedia > BooksCustom Label 0 is emptyCustom Label 1 is emptyCustom Label 2 is emptyCustom Label 3 is emptyBookBook 14.95USD shopify_486989234199Charles carroll of carrollton Descriptionby scott mcdermottcharles carroll (1737-1832) is one of the most important influences on the birth and early development of the united states. although barred from voting or holding office in his native colony of maryland on the eve of the revolution, he actively worked for independence both before and after the outbreak of fighting in 1775. as the only catholic signer of the declaration of independence and member of the continental congress, he implicitly supported catholic social principles in the government of the emerging country and in its formative constitutional period.carroll elaborated a natural law basis for the idea of government legitimately based on the popular consent. and guided by the catholic distinction between state and civil society he worked for a form of government whose power would be limited, checked, and balanced. himself a victim of religious intolerance as a member of a minority religion, he supported the ending of state-sanctioned churches in order to allow religion to flourish on the basis of free personal choice. this development alone was probably the most significant in the future growth and influence of the united states, as it averted the main cause of religious warfare, and encouraged future immigration from non-english as well as non-christians in generations to come.author bioscott mcdermott received his ph.d. in american history from saint louis university in 2014. he is currently assistant professor of history at albany state university in albany, georgia. scott was born in hannibal, missouri and currently lives in georgia. this is his first book.reviews“that catholicism is today the largest religion in the u.s….can largely be credited to the persistence of carroll and his extended family.” -initiatives, february 2003“a fine study in american history that also offers fascinating insights into our catholic heritage.”— michael miller, national catholic register, january 12, 2003"scott mcdermott has made charles carroll of carrollton more of a celebrity than i ever thought he was.”– john goodspeed, the star democrat, easton, md.https://scepterpublishers.org/products/charles-carroll-of-carrolltonhttps://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/1193/5190/products/CARROLL_10.18_B-page-001_grande.jpg?v=1527661304Scepter new 486989234199in stockMedia > BooksCustom Label 0 is emptyCustom Label 1 is emptyCustom Label 2 is emptyCustom Label 3 is emptyBookBook 12.95USD shopify_1328177676311Children of god: the life of spiritual childhood preached by saint josemaría escrivá Descriptionby francis fernandez-carvajal & peter betetathe life of spiritual childhood, or divine filiation, is the foundation for dealing with god in joy and peace. the authors present a simple and systematic way to understand and live this spirit in everyday life.about the authorsfrancis fernandez-carvajal is known for his seven-volume work for daily prayer and spiritual reading, in conversation with god. a priest of the opus dei prelature, he has also written lukewarmness and other works.re. peter beteta has written several spiritual books, mainly on encyclicals of pope john paul ii. https://scepterpublishers.org/products/children-of-god-the-life-of-spiritual-childhood-preached-by-saint-josemaria-escrivahttps://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/1193/5190/products/children_of_god_escriva_grande.jpg?v=1528266177Scepter new 1328177676311in stockMedia > BooksCustom Label 0 is emptyCustom Label 1 is emptyCustom Label 2 is emptyCustom Label 3 is emptyBookBook 19.95USD shopify_8842155469Choosing happiness: working within By francisco ugartest. josemaría once wrote, “our lord does not expect us to be unhappy in our life on earth and await a reward only in the next life. god wants us to be happy on earth too, but with a desire for the other, total happiness that only he can give.”our lives are full of highs and lows, successes and struggles, joys and sorrows. we are called to live with a happy heart alongside it all. but it is not enough to want to be happy: we must learn to be. fr. francisco will help you to discover happiness regardless of life’s circumstances, by uniting your heart with the heart of god.in this book, you will be given the knowledge and the tools to embrace and live out an all-encompassing happiness —a daily fulfillment— that ensures joy now as well as in the afterlife.https://scepterpublishers.org/products/choosing-happiness-working-withinhttps://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/1193/5190/products/choosing-happiness-print_grande.jpg?v=1527661304Scepter new 8842155469in stockMedia > BooksCustom Label 0 is emptyCustom Label 1 is emptyCustom Label 2 is emptyCustom Label 3 is emptyBookBook 6.95USD shopify_5576119361Christ is passing by This first published collection of st. josemaría’s homilies is a handsome pocket-sized book, making it perfect for individual spiritual reading.in these homilies for advent, christmas, lent, easter, and other highlights of the church year, st. josemaría consistently emphasizes the great truth that your most ordinary, human interests can and should reflect the presence and transcendence of god, and that you should strive always to sanctify every detail of your daily life.https://scepterpublishers.org/products/christ-is-passing-byhttps://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/1193/5190/products/christ-is-passing-by_cropped_grande.jpg?v=1527661305Scepter new 5576119361in stockMedia > BooksCustom Label 0 is emptyCustom Label 1 is emptyCustom Label 2 is emptyCustom Label 3 is emptyBookBook 7.95USD shopify_5554625985Christians in danger: twenty reasons for hope By marc fromagerafter a bloody 20th century for christians, the 21st remains onerous for those who face minority status in many places. in fact, an estimated 200 million christians worldwide – that is, one out of every ten – suffer some form of persecution for their faith. for many, there is a price to pay for being a follower of christ.in christians in danger, author marc fromager offers a personal account of his experience in twenty countries where the future of christians is anything but certain. he explains the historical and political situation of these christians and describes the day-to-day tensions they face. with neither anger nor complacency, he leads us to a greater awareness of their sufferings and reminds us that we are still living in “the time of the martyrs”. but his message is not one of doom-and-gloom pessimism. yes, christians are in danger in many countries around the world, and yes, there are reasons for hope. this book takes a look at both.in this book, fromager walks alongside many well-known “underground” christians in countries like saudi arabia, where the catholic population is fifteen times larger than it was thirty years ago, but where everything is absolutely forbidden: no churches, no bibles, no rosaries, no crucifixes. everything is done in secret. he also takes you to places like the philippines and france, where christianity is well established, but where the situation is steadily eroding. these accounts will make you grateful for your own freedoms and will inspire you to pray for and support those brothers and sisters in the faith who cannot rely on such freedoms.marc fromager is director of the french branch of aid to the church in need, a global charity dedicated to helping alleviate the suffering of believers around the world.https://scepterpublishers.org/products/christians-in-danger-twenty-reasons-for-hopehttps://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/1193/5190/products/scepter-1012_grande.jpg?v=1527661306Scepter new 5554625985in stockMedia > BooksCustom Label 0 is emptyCustom Label 1 is emptyCustom Label 2 is emptyCustom Label 3 is emptyBookBook 9.95USD shopify_5555109249Cloud of witnesses - dead people i knew when they were alive By fr. george william rutlerin cloud of witnesses, fr. george rutler offers a personal account of the many remarkable people he has encountered throughout his life. from robert frost, to mother teresa to the many lesser known people, fr. rutler lets you in on the many graces that he has received through his own friendships. told with personal vignettes in his signature style, fr. rutler offers not only an inside glimpse into his remarkable circle of friends, but also a deeper understanding and appreciation for the richness of the priestly ministry."while father george might not know everyone worth knowing, he does introduce us to a bewildering range of characters… we find no malice in these portraits, but he is honest, perhaps a little tougher on his fellow clerics, as he writes loyally of the humanity of his friends. i know a few of the characters brought to life in these sketches and can vouch for their accuracy. i therefore feel confidence in recommending also the larger number of personalities i did not know." - from the foreword by george cardinal pell of sydneythis is an unusual book, written by an author with unusual insights, a wide range of knowledge, and an elegant style.father george rutler is a priest of the archdiocese of new york. he is pastor of the church of our saviour in new york city and is the author of many books. he is on the board of numerous schools and colleges and is chaplain of the new york guild of catholic lawyers and various fraternal societies. he has been a spiritual director for the missionaries of charity and other religious orders and has lectured and given retreats in numerous countries. for over twenty years his programs on ewtn have been broadcast worldwide.https://scepterpublishers.org/products/cloud-of-witnesses-dead-people-i-knew-when-they-were-alivehttps://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/1193/5190/products/Cloud-of-Witnesses-Cover1024x1567_grande.jpg?v=1527114715Scepter new 5555109249in stockMedia > BooksCustom Label 0 is emptyCustom Label 1 is emptyCustom Label 2 is emptyCustom Label 3 is emptyBookBook 6.95USD shopify_5553704001Compass: a handbook on parent leadership By james b. stensoncompass summarizes the lessons and experiences of parents to help them succeed as leaders for their children.author and educator james stenson relates thirty years' experience with parents who have lived as great leaders in family life and have succeeded with their sacred mission: to raise their children right.how they did it and why they did it are the focus of this book: forming character, countering the consumer culture, understanding discipline and dealing with the influence of mass media. in compass, he shares his insights about leadership in family life and how this parental guidance is vitally important.listen to author james stenson speak about "successful fathers".https://scepterpublishers.org/products/compass-a-handbook-on-parent-leadershiphttps://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/1193/5190/products/scepter-1185_grande.jpg?v=1527661307Scepter new 5553704001in stockMedia > BooksCustom Label 0 is emptyCustom Label 1 is emptyCustom Label 2 is emptyCustom Label 3 is emptyBookBook 11.95USD shopify_5502224513Conversations with saint josemaría escrivá These interviews, given during the lifetime of st. josemaría escrivá, explain the nature of opus dei and describe some basic aspects of its spirit and organization. the replies of opus dei's founder, despite the awkwardness of the inadequate juridical terminology at the time, explain its aim to spread in all spheres of society a deep awareness of the universal call to holiness and apostolate, in the fulfillment of one's ordinary professional work.st. josemaría also addresses issues of family life, education, society, and the church. freedom of the individual, love of the church, and his own supernatural outlook and human warmth are features that permeate these conversations.https://scepterpublishers.org/products/conversations-josemaria-escrivahttps://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/1193/5190/products/scepter-1143_grande.jpg?v=1527661308Scepter new 5502224513in stockMedia > BooksCustom Label 0 is emptyCustom Label 1 is emptyCustom Label 2 is emptyCustom Label 3 is emptyBookBook 7.95USD shopify_5554299393Covenanted happiness By cormac burkethis book demonstrates that marriage, contrary to the caricature of our permissive modern society, actually deepens, matures, and makes permanent your personal happiness. cormac burke candidly and charitably discusses sexual identity in marriage and family life, family planning, divorce, contraception, the value of children, the family in today’s society, and more. he clarifies and defends church teachings, showing that only following the church’s guidance saves married couples from misery and brings them true happiness. ideal as a gift for newlyweds and for marriage preparation courses.https://scepterpublishers.org/products/covenanted-happinesshttps://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/1193/5190/products/scepter-1108_x_grande.jpg?v=1527661309Scepter new 5554299393in stockMedia > BooksCustom Label 0 is emptyCustom Label 1 is emptyCustom Label 2 is emptyCustom Label 3 is emptyBookBook 14.95USD shopify_5936854977Created for greatness: the power of magnanimity By alexandre havardcreated for greatness explains the virtue of magnanimity, a virtue capable of setting the tone of your entire life, transforming it, giving it new meaning and leading to the flourishing of your personality. magnanimity is the willingness to undertake great tasks; it is the source of human greatness. along with humility, it is a virtue specific to true leaders emboldened by the desire to achieve greatness by bringing out the greatness in others. complete with practical steps and points for personal examination, this book will not only inspire you, but will place you firmly on the path to a more magnanimous life.https://scepterpublishers.org/products/created-for-greatness-the-power-of-magnanimityhttps://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/1193/5190/products/scepter-1085_m_grande.jpg?v=1527661309Scepter new 5936854977in stockMedia > BooksCustom Label 0 is emptyCustom Label 1 is emptyCustom Label 2 is emptyCustom Label 3 is emptyBookBook 7.95USD shopify_5546922241Creation theology By jose moralescreation is an essential element in the christian understanding of existence, and one which is not fully explicable by unaided reason. the notion and truth of creation has many direct implications for the role of man and woman in the world: the meaning of pain; the connection between religious outlook and science's view of the world; and the development of a theology of the earth. creation theology will be useful, not only to students of theology, but to any reader who seeks an understanding of the christian view of creation and the role of human life and action in the world.translated from the spanish.https://scepterpublishers.org/products/creation-theologyhttps://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/1193/5190/products/scepter-1001_grande.jpg?v=1527661310Scepter new 5546922241in stockMedia > BooksCustom Label 0 is emptyCustom Label 1 is emptyCustom Label 2 is emptyCustom Label 3 is emptyBookBook 24.95USD shopify_550564462615Daily roman missal -bonded leather descriptioncomes in black or burgundyfirst published over 15 years ago, the daily roman missal is an essential resource for anyone who wants to grow closer to the eucharist. an ideal traveling companion and a great fit for your glove box, briefcase, backpack, or carry-on, the drm is a complete source for following the mass, studying it more closely, and reflecting on its profound beauty and grace. the missal is a book for the home as well as a book for the church.  it familiarizes the people of god with sacred scripture, explaining it in the context of their public and communal worship of god.  this new seventh edition includes the responses and liturgical texts from the new english translation of the third edition of the order of mass; all prayers, antiphons, and other texts for the seasons of the liturgical year; the proper and commons of saints; masses for the dead; and many ritual, votive, and other masses. it includes all readings (new american bible with revised new testament) from sunday and weekday masses, the proper and commons of saints; and many from the ritual, votive, various needs, and masses for the dead. all this plus over 200 pages of devotions and prayers complete this dignified, one-volume hand missal.featuresprayers, antiphons, and readings (a-b-c cycle for sundays, two-year cycle for weekdays) for all masses throughout the liturgical year;english (new translation) and latin texts side-by-side for the order of mass (including the four eucharistic prayers), the entrance and communion antiphons, the response to the responsorial psalm, the sequence, the alleluia verse before the gospel, and many devotions and prayers;masses for all the saints on the general roman calendar, adapted for use in the dioceses of the united states of america;foreword by rev. msgr. james p. moroney, consultor to the congregation for divine worship and the discipline of the sacraments;liturgical calendar of dates through 2023;durable, smyth-sewn binding that lays flat from cover to cover when open;six placeholder ribbons;padded covers with leather-wrapped boards (genuine leather and bonded leather editions only); andgilded edges (genuine leather and bonded leather editions only).https://scepterpublishers.org/products/daily-roman-missal-bonded-leather-black-or-burgundyhttps://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/1193/5190/products/DRM_Bonded_burg_lowresWEB_grande.jpg?v=1527661310MTF new 550564462615in stockMedia > BooksCustom Label 0 is emptyCustom Label 1 is emptyCustom Label 2 is emptyCustom Label 3 is emptyBookBook 74.95USD shopify_8842185933Deep friendship: moving beyond the superficial The value of a true friend seems a unanimous declaration: a friend is “someone who knows all about you and still loves you” (elbert hubbard) and “the most precious of all possessions” (la rochefoucauld); friendship is “a single soul dwelling in two bodies” (aristotle), “the only cement that will ever hold the world together” (woodrow wilson).and yet, the statement that gets at the heart of ugarte’s book deep friendship belongs to plutarch, who says: “a constant friend is a thing rare and hard to find.” this is especially true in today’s world, in which we are constantly surrounded by people, but seldom experience deep friendship. the concept and value of friendship has become, more than ever, a rare treasure. what seems a simple task—that of finding a true friend who cares, respects, and deeply appreciates you—can be harder than expected.in his book, ugarte shares not only how to find a good friend, but how to be one. these attributes of true friendship lead to great benefits, including a more genuine happiness and a greater union with god.https://scepterpublishers.org/products/deep-friendship-moving-beyond-the-superficialhttps://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/1193/5190/products/deep-friendship2100x1400_grande.jpg?v=1527661313Scepter new 8842185933in stockMedia > BooksCustom Label 0 is emptyCustom Label 1 is emptyCustom Label 2 is emptyCustom Label 3 is emptyBookBook 5.50USD shopify_5547869505Dialogue concerning heresies By st. thomas moreconsidered by c.s. lewis as perhaps the best dialogue written in english, this friendly, spirited, and often merry exchange takes place at st. thomas more’s peaceful and cultured home in chelsea.dialogue concerning heresies is a conversation between the experienced humanist and statesman more and an intelligent college student who has been influenced by the spirit and ideas of the new men and reformers, especially martin luther and william tyndale. it addresses questions that continue to be discussed today:isn’t it idolatry to pray to saints, venerate images, and go on pilgrimages?why listen to what the church teaches? shouldn’t we go only by scripture, since it is the word of god?why didn’t the church want laypeople to have their own bible, and in english?how do we know which church is the true one?why waste time on philosophy and other secular studies if the bible is god’s revealed word?this modernized edition of more’s dialogue brings this masterful work into wide circulation for the first time since its publication in 1529.https://scepterpublishers.org/products/dialogue-concerning-heresieshttps://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/1193/5190/products/scepter-1124_grande.jpg?v=1527661314Scepter new 5547869505in stockmedia > booksCustom Label 0 is emptyCustom Label 1 is emptyCustom Label 2 is emptyCustom Label 3 is emptyBookBook 16.95USD shopify_7961006785Digital families Tips & guidelines for living in an online societythe internet, mobile devices, computers, and social networks: they have become a part of our culture and have formed an inescapably new way of life. to know how to live in this world of technology is essential. to educate our families about the benefits and risks is paramount.this book is a positive guide through new technologies for newbies and seasoned technological veterans alike. it is a great educational support for those with many questions and hesitations about our connected world, and for those with children or students. alfred domingo is a physicist, consultant, author, and professor of security and computer networks in spain. he has managed the implementation of technology in schools and the corporate sector, and has taught on the subject of educational technology in various institutions. he resides in madrid.https://scepterpublishers.org/products/digital-familieshttps://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/1193/5190/products/web_cover_grande.JPG?v=1527661315Scepter new 7961006785in stockMedia > BooksCustom Label 0 is emptyCustom Label 1 is emptyCustom Label 2 is emptyCustom Label 3 is emptyBookBook 9.95USD shopify_5544886593Dora del hoyo: a lighted lamp By javier medinadora del hoyo was opus dei's first assistant numerary when she asked to be admitted in 1946. later that year she moved to rome. with her hidden work and robust self-giving, she was of inestimable help to st. josemaría escrivá and for opus dei's expansion throughout the world.she was a lighted lamp for all those who lived, worked, or come in touch with her. her influence now continues to spread around the world as we get to know the story of this remarkable woman. in love with christ, with opus dei, and with her work, she died youthful and happy, a day short of her ninetieth birthday. dora del hoyo's cause of canonization began in 2012. this biography tells her story and relates a few of the many favors people from around the world have received through her intercession.https://scepterpublishers.org/products/dora-del-hoyo-a-lighted-lamphttps://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/1193/5190/products/scepter-1142_grande.jpg?v=1527661317Scepter new 5544886593in stockMedia > BooksCustom Label 0 is emptyCustom Label 1 is emptyCustom Label 2 is emptyCustom Label 3 is emptyBookBook 12.95USD shopify_5545006977Dream and your dreams will fall short by pedro casciaropedro casciaro was one of the earliest members of opus dei, the catholic organization founded by st. josemaría escrivá in 1928. casciaro joined opus dei in 1935 at the age of 20. he lived beside the founder during the difficult years of the spanish civil war and was ordained in 1946. he had become one of st. josemaría's most trusted aides in the worldwide development of opus dei.in this book fr. casciaro reveals for the first time his personal recollections of opus dei's founder, which span a period of forty years. "he brings us a vivid narrative, written with a tremendous sense of humor which highlights our founder's human and supernatural traits," comments bishop echevarría, the prelate of opus dei. "as can readily be imagined, these pages are invaluable..."when pedro casciaro died in mexico in 1995, he realized he had been able to savor the truth encapsulated in those words st. josemaría had whispered to him some sixty years earlier: dream, and your dreams will fall short...https://scepterpublishers.org/products/dream-and-your-dreams-will-fall-shorthttps://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/1193/5190/products/scepter-1034_grande.jpg?v=1527661318Scepter new 5545006977in stockMedia > BooksCustom Label 0 is emptyCustom Label 1 is emptyCustom Label 2 is emptyCustom Label 3 is emptyBookBook 12.95USD shopify_5545911233Encountering christ: homilies, letters, and addresses of cardinal jorge bergoglio When cardinal jorge mario bergoglio stepped out onto the balcony of st. peter’s as the new pope, many were unfamiliar with him. many wondered who he was, where he was from, and how he would lead the church in these trying times. when his name was announced—francis—the world had its first indication that this was going to be a “pope of firsts.”but for those who already knew pope francis as cardinal bergoglio, there was nothing surprising about the choice of that name. as the archbishop of buenos aires, cardinal bergoglio had already developed a reputation as a man of unusual humility, simplicity, love for the poor, and evangelical spirit.encountering christ gives the reader a glimpse into the heart and mind of pope francis. it offers a selection of homilies, letters, and addresses delivered from 2009-2013 as archbishop of buenos aires. these texts contain many of the themes that have already emerged as central to pope francis’ pontificate: love for the poor, the dangers of a self-referential church, and the need to “go out” and bring christ to the world. as the world learns more about pope francis in the months and years to come, these texts offer an introduction into the “spiritual priorities” of our new holy father.https://scepterpublishers.org/products/encountering-christ-homilies-letters-and-addresses-of-cardinal-jorge-bergogliohttps://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/1193/5190/products/encountering-christ_152618a9-dbd6-41cb-b692-8f764f38b442_grande.jpg?v=1527661318Scepter new 5545911233in stockMedia > BooksCustom Label 0 is emptyCustom Label 1 is emptyCustom Label 2 is emptyCustom Label 3 is emptyBookBook 9.95USD shopify_8842086093Eucharistic meditations Extracts from the writings and instructions of saint john vianneysaint jean-baptiste marie vianney, known affectionately as the curé d'ars, was a peasant priest. in the aftermath of the french revolution and napoleonic rule, in a time of anti-clericalism and social and economic disarray, he was appointed parish priest of the obscure and dispirited village of ars.over the next forty years, he was the agent of a complete spiritual, social, and material reform of his parish, which became a joyful refuge and a place of pilgrimage. men and women would travel for weeks simply to confess before the humble and holy man. his particular devotion to the blessed sacrament is manifest in this book of twenty-seven meditations, which had its first english edition two years before his canonization in 1925.st. john vianney is now celebrated as the patron of parish priests.https://scepterpublishers.org/products/eucharistic-meditationshttps://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/1193/5190/products/eucharistic-meditations2100x1400_grande.jpg?v=1527661319Scepter new 8842086093in stockMedia > BooksCustom Label 0 is emptyCustom Label 1 is emptyCustom Label 2 is emptyCustom Label 3 is emptyBookBook 9.50USD shopify_8097182081Evangelizing our children with joy Descriptionask any child what they want to be in life, and they'll tell you they want to be great.the problem for parents is how to build on these natural, god-given aspirations to raise happy, healthy kids. kids who'll go on to become happy healthy adults."our children are destined for greatness, each and every one of them. but let us not confuse fame with greatness," says mary cooney, the author of "evangelizing our children with joy.""all of our children, whether they lead ordinary or extraordinary lives, are called to exemplary virtue, generous sacrifice, courageous heroism, and above all, deep, enduring love. they are called to be saints."with an energizing zeal and drive, mary shares with us the wisdom that has come from the highs and lows of parenthood, intermingled with the inspiration she has received through prayer and the bible.from the virtues of mercy, kindness, and patience-virtues abundantly needed in the family setting-to the riches of the sacramental life, mary shows us how to teach our children that the path to living an extraordinary life is found through ordinary actions and habits of everyday living.author biomary cooney is a wife and mother, born and raised in toronto, canada. with a degree in music education and a masters degree in piano pedagogy, she has been teaching children for over twenty years. her most delightful students are her own five, lively home-schooled children. she currently lives in maryland.reviewsmary cooney inspires moms with the bigger picture of what’s behind all of the  tasks involved in raising children—raising saints! in evangelizing our children with joy, cooney reminds us of the great task at hand and how possible it is for us to incorporate joy into that task. highly recommended.—kimberly hahn, author of chosen and cherished: biblical wisdom for your marriagemothers who read this book will quickly sense that the author knows their experience deeply. as they read, they will be inspired to love their vocation as mothers all the more, and to live it with renewed faith and hope.—timothy m. gallagher, omv, author of the discernment of spirits: an ignatian guide for everyday livingrealistic yet hopeful, spirit-soothing and mission-inspiring, i believe mothers will find mary’s book full of soul-striking guidance, encouragement and spiritual consolation.—holly pierlot, author of a mother’s rule of life“the very title of this book is a guarantee that it is worth reading. indeed, the author touches upon two of the most important topics: to evangelize (that is to share the good news), through education, the glorious mission confided to mothers—and to rekindle joy in a world of noise, restlessness and confusion. we have power, money, excitement, fun, and have, through our materialism, extinguished joy in the human heart. this book should be warmly welcome.—alice von hildebrand, professor emerita at hunter college of cunyhttps://scepterpublishers.org/products/evangelizing-our-children-with-joyhttps://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/1193/5190/products/Evangalizing_Children_Website_Cover_grande.JPG?v=1527661320Scepter new 8097182081in stockMedia > BooksCustom Label 0 is emptyCustom Label 1 is emptyCustom Label 2 is emptyCustom Label 3 is emptyBookBook 9.95USD shopify_5544857217Everyday holiness: the life of father joseph muzquiz dvd Produced by john paulsonin 1949 fr. joseph, a young spanish priest, arrived in chicago to start opus dei’s activities in the united states. he spoke little english, had only a few dollars in his pocket, and opus dei was almost totally unknown. but, encouraged by st. josemaría escrivá, he worked with quiet determination for many years. through his influence many young americans committed their lives to spreading opus dei’s message of finding and serving god in everyday life. with his death in 1983 there began an outpouring of testimonies from people of all ages whose lives he had profoundly shaped. in 2010 his cause for canonization was opened in the archdiocese of boston.everyday holiness tells the inspiring story of this talented young engineer whose life was transformed when he met a saint. produced by emmy award-winning john paulson of paulson productions, it uses hundreds of photographs and numerous interviews with people who knew him and worked with him. the film documents his youth in pre-civil war spain, his encounter as a student with st. josemaría, his work as a professional engineer, his ordination as one of the first three priests of opus dei, and the years of intense activity that laid the foundation for opus dei’s apostolates in the united states, canada, japan and switzerland. it also explores the revolutionary message he received from st. josemaría and passed on to countless souls. no one who sees the example of fr. joseph will fail to be inspired to find god in their own everyday lives.https://scepterpublishers.org/products/everyday-holiness-fr-joseph-muzquiz-dvdhttps://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/1193/5190/products/scepter-1172_grande.jpg?v=1527661320Scepter new 5544857217in stockMedia > BooksCustom Label 0 is emptyCustom Label 1 is emptyCustom Label 2 is emptyCustom Label 3 is emptyDVDDVD 19.95USD shopify_5545203329Family grace: a story of conversion through friendship By fr. michael e. gieslerfr. giesler’s junia trilogy vividly recounted the lives of the early christians and their struggle to be faithful to their newfound faith in jesus christ.in family grace, fr. giesler tells a similar story, but within the context of a contemporary american family that discovers the catholic faith in gradual and unexpected ways. he vividly narrates their temptations, failures, and victories in a setting very similar to what the early christians faced: a society often hostile to the truth and goodness of the gospel. as he did in his previous novels, giesler uses the message of st. josemaría escrivá as his inspiration---with his call to become saints and apostles in the middle of the world, a calling very similar to that of the early followers of christ. "it was the family that converted the roman world. pagans saw that christian homes were happy, and they wanted a piece of that happiness. this novel shows us the truth: the family is, still today, the key to evangelization and the key to happiness." -- mike aquilina, author of the fathers of the churchhttps://scepterpublishers.org/products/family-grace-a-story-of-conversion-through-friendshiphttps://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/1193/5190/products/scepter-1126_grande.jpg?v=1527661321Scepter new 5545203329in stockMedia > BooksCustom Label 0 is emptyCustom Label 1 is emptyCustom Label 2 is emptyCustom Label 3 is emptyBookBook 7.95USD shopify_5554270721Family virtues: a guide to effective parenting Edited by jose m. martinhelping young people to form their character is an exciting endeavor that god has entrusted first of all to parents. it requires delicacy and strength, patience and joy, and is not lacking in challenges. it means helping children develop a concern for others, teaching them to form relationships that are truly human, and overcoming the fear of commitment. educating children involves preparing them for the future—a future that will always involve difficulties, but also joys. in the end, it means preparing each child to respond fully to god’s plan for his or her life.the twenty-one essays contained in this book will help parents in this great task. whether dealing with adolescent development issues, discipline, modesty, passing on the faith, or other parenting matters, this book covers it all with supernatural outlook and common sense. written in an open-ended style that empowers parents to find their own solutions, it can be read straight through from beginning to end, or by skipping to specific chapters, according to one’s interests and needs. both young parents and those with more experience will benefit from the insights found here.https://scepterpublishers.org/products/family-virtues-a-guide-to-effective-parentinghttps://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/1193/5190/products/scepter-1080_grande.jpg?v=1527661321Scepter new 5554270721in stockMedia > BooksCustom Label 0 is emptyCustom Label 1 is emptyCustom Label 2 is emptyCustom Label 3 is emptyBookBook 9.95USD shopify_5548598145Father, the family protector By james b. stensonin father, the family protector, educator james stenson explores how fathers exercise their powerful and particularly masculine contribution to family life. his research comes from more than twenty years of working with families from two highly successful independent secondary schools for boys that he helped establish, the heights school in washington d.c., and northridge preparatory school in chicago. as headmaster, he made it his business to know hundreds of families intimately studying their family lives, watching their children grow into maturity, very often successfully, but sometimes not. through countless conversations with fathers and mothers, he tried to account for the differences, looking for patterns of family life among those parents who triumphed with their children. what did these successful men and women have in common? what did they manage to do right? most important: what could other parents learn from their experience?this wisdom of fatherhood is what this book is all about. it explains the main obstacles in today's society that undercut a father's teaching role, and tells men what they could do to overcome them. then within this framework, james stenson spells out how successful fathers deal with their children in the more crucial areas: family rules, discipline, schooling, sports, recreation, the media, and ongoing teamwork with one's wife. in short, this book provides the guidance that will help any father to carry out a serious responsibility - that of protector of his family.listen to author james stenson speak about "successful fathers".https://scepterpublishers.org/products/father-the-family-protectorhttps://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/1193/5190/products/scepter-1088_grande.jpg?v=1527661322Scepter new 5548598145in stockMedia > BooksCustom Label 0 is emptyCustom Label 1 is emptyCustom Label 2 is emptyCustom Label 3 is emptyBookBook 8.95USD shopify_8442920781Fire & light In a series of essays linked by his examination into key areas of spiritual growth, fr. jacques philippe develops themes relating to prayer, freedom, the holy eucharist, and man’s constant struggle for contentment amid the stresses of everyday life. through spiritual insights of amazing women of the church—etty hillesum, thérèse of lisieux, and teresa of avila—fr. jacque’s essays examine topics such as:why look for interior peace?knowing god through marytouching god through prayerthe theological virtues and the eucharisthttps://scepterpublishers.org/products/fire-lighthttps://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/1193/5190/products/Fire_and_Light_front_cvr-1_grande.jpg?v=1529475818Scepter new 8442920781in stockMedia > BooksCustom Label 0 is emptyCustom Label 1 is emptyCustom Label 2 is emptyCustom Label 3 is emptyBookBook 9.50USD shopify_5544713153Footprints in the snow: a pictorial biography of st. josemaria escriva By dennis m. helmingthis is the 25th anniversary edition of the first pictorial biography of st. josemaría. with new pictures and an updated story line, this 100 page, large size book makes enjoyable and simple reading for all ages.the book includes the original introduction by the famed english apologist malcolm muggeridge, who converted along with his wife, kitty, to catholicism in 1989, three years after the original footprints edition was published in 1986.dozens of black and white and color photographs with detailed explanations and a fast-moving narrative trace the life of st. josemaría from 1902 to his death in 1975.https://scepterpublishers.org/products/footprints-in-the-snow-a-pictorial-biography-of-st-josemaria-escrivahttps://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/1193/5190/products/scepter-1150_grande.jpg?v=1527661323Scepter new 5544713153in stockMedia > BooksCustom Label 0 is emptyCustom Label 1 is emptyCustom Label 2 is emptyCustom Label 3 is emptyBookBook 12.95USD shopify_5548059329For all seasons - selected letters of thomas more Edited by stephen smithfor the first time in forty years, the selected letters of st. thomas more—son, husband, father, friend, statesman and martyr—are now available in this newly edited volume for the contemporary reader. moving from the days of his youth to the startling drama of his final years, this collection serves as a “life in letters” and offers the reader fresh insight into more’s education, formation, and character, visible both in season and out of season, in little matters as well as great controversies.the first english writer to use the word “integrity,” more struggled to live as well as he wrote, with personal virtue, solid piety, and a well-formed conscience. these letters reflect all the facets of his humanity and personality, and through them, one may begin to glimpse the living face of this famous “man for all seasons,” as he was known even in his own time.in addition to the letters from thomas more, the book offers introductory notes on the family members, friends, and other historical figures relevant to his life’s history.https://scepterpublishers.org/products/for-all-seasons-selected-letters-of-thomas-morehttps://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/1193/5190/products/scepter-1010_grande.jpg?v=1527661324Scepter new 5548059329in stockMedia > BooksCustom Label 0 is emptyCustom Label 1 is emptyCustom Label 2 is emptyCustom Label 3 is emptyBookBook 9.95USD shopify_5545494209Frequent confession By benedict baurhere is strong, convincing evidence that frequent reception of the sacrament of penance is one of the most reliable paths to spiritual growth. author benedict baur explains the purpose of frequent confession, outlines the essential elements of every good confession, and shows how frequent confession can help you conquer sin (including venial sin), imperfections, self-love, and lukewarmness. on the positive side, he details how frequent confession will improve your prayer life and give you growth in sacramental grace, fear of god, love of christ, fraternal charity — and much more.https://scepterpublishers.org/products/frequent-confessionhttps://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/1193/5190/products/scepter-1053_grande.jpg?v=1527661326Scepter new 5545494209in stockMedia > BooksCustom Label 0 is emptyCustom Label 1 is emptyCustom Label 2 is emptyCustom Label 3 is emptyBookBook 11.95USD shopify_5502221441Friends of god This collection of homilies by st. josemaría escrivá helps you develop a strong, lasting friendship with the god who is close to us. st. josemaría gives you a broad picture of the basic human and christian virtues, so that you can not only follow closely in our lord's footsteps, but establish and maintain a filial dialogue with god. each of his homilies here are not only heartfelt conversations with the christian who is immersed in ordinary life, but also a prayerful colloquy with god. with a masterful pastor's hand, st. josemaría combines theological depth with evangelical clarity. he gives you here not only a lesson in doctrine, but an introduction to essential aspects of the christian life. simple, compassionate, and profound, these homilies are a full expression of st. josemaría's passionate, expansive love for god.https://scepterpublishers.org/products/friends-of-godhttps://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/1193/5190/products/Friends_of_God_grande.jpg?v=1527661327Scepter new 5502221441in stockMedia > BooksCustom Label 0 is emptyCustom Label 1 is emptyCustom Label 2 is emptyCustom Label 3 is emptyBookBook 7.95USD shopify_5554526529From resentment to forgiveness By francisco ugartewe 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.https://scepterpublishers.org/products/from-resentment-to-forgivenesshttps://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/1193/5190/products/scepter-1078_grande.jpg?v=1527661328Scepter new 5554526529in stockMedia > BooksCustom Label 0 is emptyCustom Label 1 is emptyCustom Label 2 is emptyCustom Label 3 is emptyBookBook 4.95USD shopify_5501860161Furrow (mini edition) Like the way, furrow is the fruit of st. josemaria's rich interior life and extensive experience as a pastor. aphoristic and perfect for meditation, furrow was written in order to encourage and ease personal prayer. these 1000 points for spiritual reflection are directed toward the whole human person: body and soul, nature and grace. with the skillful hand of an experienced and holy priest, st. josemaria interweaves the divine and human and helps you see how to bring them into harmony in your own life.https://scepterpublishers.org/products/furrow-josemaria-escrivahttps://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/1193/5190/products/scepter-1146_grande.jpg?v=1527661329Scepter new 5501860161in stockMedia > BooksCustom Label 0 is emptyCustom Label 1 is emptyCustom Label 2 is emptyCustom Label 3 is emptyBookBook 5.95USD shopify_5545648513Glimpses of the church fathers Descriptionby claire russellin recent years there has been a growing awareness among lay people of the importance of tradition within the catholic church. a primary source of this tradition is the collection of what the fathers of the church had to say in her early history. in this volume you will find.the actual writings of the church fathers.a selection of writings which covers a wide range of topicsall presented in easily readable units.the popes' words"there can be no true formation of christian understanding without constantly drawing on the tradition of our fathers in the faith....the fathers of the church did not cease to meditate upon the mystery of christ and to seek to transmit to their contemporaries what they themselves received...they were the first theologians, for they were able to examine the mystery of christ by drawing on ideas borrowed from the thought of their time, formulating them with  no hesitation to give them a universal meaning." -st pope jon paul ii, address, 1993it is the hope of pope benedict xvi that "the fathers of the church...become a stable point of reference for all church theologians" and for "a renewed commitment to recover the heritage of wisdom of the holy fathers. the result can only be a vital enrichment of their ideas, even on the problems of our own times" (letter, 2007)https://scepterpublishers.org/products/glimpses-of-the-church-fathershttps://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/1193/5190/products/Glimpses_Of_The_Church_Fathers_grande.png?v=1527661331Scepter new 5545648513in stockMedia > BooksCustom Label 0 is emptyCustom Label 1 is emptyCustom Label 2 is emptyCustom Label 3 is emptyBookBook 12.95USD shopify_10019509837God as father By fernando ocarizst. josemaria escriva, the founder of opus dei, did not write theological treatises. his was a pastoral activity that led him largely to preach and to pen letters and instructions, mostly for members of the work that he founded. but his thoughts are knit together by a careful, loving meditation and contemplation of the word of god which caused them to yield new lights to readers in the most varied situations. without doubt many of these are linked to a heightened awareness of divine filiation—our relationship with god as his sons and daughters. “divine filiation is a joyful truth, a consoling mystery. it fills our spiritual life, showing us how to speak to god, how to know and love our heavenly father. it makes our interior struggle overflow with hope and gives us the trusting simplicity of little children.” these lines are taken from a meditation given by saint josemaría in march of 1952. in this short book, fr. ocariz offers “a preliminary attempt” at analyzing and collating the truly impressive theological richness of saint escriva’s teaching on divine filiation.https://scepterpublishers.org/products/god-as-fatherhttps://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/1193/5190/products/God-as-Father-cvr_grande.jpg?v=1527661332Scepter new 10019509837in stockMedia > BooksCustom Label 0 is emptyCustom Label 1 is emptyCustom Label 2 is emptyCustom Label 3 is emptyBookBook 7.95USD shopify_5555069185Good use of time: 11 principles to live by By raphael t. calderagood use of time gathers together wisdom of the ages that will help you appreciate and wisely administer the limited amount of time at your disposal. before one can benefit from calendars, to-do lists, and organizational tactics, one needs to understand some important principles related to time and its proper use. these principles are summarized in traditional sayings like:he has more who needs lessurgent things can waitmake haste slowlyput your heart into what you are doingby meditating on the lessons found in this little book, you will learn to treasure every moment of your life as an opportunity to serve god and others.each order include three (3) books.  so you can keep one, and have two to give to friends.https://scepterpublishers.org/products/good-use-of-time-11-principles-to-live-byhttps://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/1193/5190/products/scepter-1176_grande.jpg?v=1527661333Scepter new 5555069185in stockMedia > BooksCustom Label 0 is emptyCustom Label 1 is emptyCustom Label 2 is emptyCustom Label 3 is emptyBookBook 2.99USD shopify_5554382017Good, better, best! fostering good work habits in children By esther joos estebanmothers and fathers are the original human resource managers! whatever the era or circumstances, their challenges remain constant: to pass on a legacy of positive work attitudes and habits to their children.in good, better, best author esther esteban focuses on five work-related habits: diligence, order, responsibility, cooperation, and cheerfulness. these are the building blocks of good work that take time and considerable training to develop. when they are practiced naturally, quickly, constantly, and with ease, they evolve into stable qualities of the human personality (virtues).motivating children to do their work (school work, play, household chores, hobbies, sports), and to sustain and complete tasks well, are the challenges of parents, caregivers, and teachers. this sequel to the work of children is an inspirational guide to help them in that process.https://scepterpublishers.org/products/good-better-besthttps://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/1193/5190/products/scepter-1148_grande.jpg?v=1527661333Scepter new 5554382017in stockMedia > BooksCustom Label 0 is emptyCustom Label 1 is emptyCustom Label 2 is emptyCustom Label 3 is emptyBookBook 8.95USD shopify_5494152769Grain of wheat By michael e. gieslerset in the second century of the early christian church, grain of wheat takes you into the heroic lives of the early christians. along the way, it shows the beauty and dignity of the christian family, along with the power of the vocation to celibacy — a charism lived not only by priests and bishops, but by many of the lay faithful. these brave men and women, both single and married, followed christ and spread his kingdom while remaining in society. through their courageous faith an entire culture was transformed, one person at a time, one family at a time.this work of fiction draws on early christian testimonies, as well as more recent historical and contemporary books. it continues the saga which the author introduced in junia (2002) and marcus (2004).“grain of wheat is the best book of this type that i have ever read, a rare combination of fine prose and greatly moving narrative, all of it built upon massive knowledge of the late roman world, the early church, and sacred scripture. i recommend it highly.”- thomas howard“a wonderful work of historical fiction that gives us insights into the lives of second-century roman christians, revealing much continuity between their practice of the faith and how we must practice it today.”- kimberly hahn, co-author, rome sweet home“i loved grain of wheat and so did my teenage daughter. it’s a highly imaginative, yet historically faithful entry into the lives of the early christians. to read these pages is to live for a few hours in the world of saint justin martyr, to live with an unforgettable roman family and their fascinating friends and adversaries.”- mike aquilinahttps://scepterpublishers.org/products/grain-of-wheathttps://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/1193/5190/products/scepter-1090_grande.jpg?v=1527661334Scepter new 5494152769in stockMedia > BooksCustom Label 0 is emptyCustom Label 1 is emptyCustom Label 2 is emptyCustom Label 3 is emptyBookBook 8.95USD shopify_5545427137Guidebook for confession (4-pack) By donal o. cuilleanianmany catholics desire to make a good confession, but they don't know where to start. this short guide, written by fr.  donal o. cuilleanian, can help you transform your confessions from empty or embarrassing routines into genuine occasions of divine grace. this booklet, which you can carry to the confessional, contains a brief message from the pope on why confession is so important and outlines the basic steps that make for a good confession. it even contains some basic prayers that will bring focus to your confession, and gives you no-nonsense advice on how to prepare for the sacrament — including a detailed examination of conscience that will help you make your experience of reconciliation thoroughly rewarding.https://scepterpublishers.org/products/guidebook-for-confessionhttps://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/1193/5190/products/scepter-1174_grande.jpg?v=1527661335Scepter new 5545427137in stockMedia > BooksCustom Label 0 is emptyCustom Label 1 is emptyCustom Label 2 is emptyCustom Label 3 is emptyBookBook 9.95USD shopify_5545138113Guidebook for confession for children Edited by beatriz b. brillantesabundantly illustrated, simple, and clear, this introduction to confession gives your children a healthy understanding of the sacrament of reconciliation. it elucidates the meaning and effects of sin and introduces them to the god-given remedy of confession and penance. this booklet even contains an examination of conscience written especially for young people. it also explains what children must remember when they confess their sins and the necessary elements of a good confession. written for children between nine and thirteen, this guidebook can be understood by children as young as six or seven!https://scepterpublishers.org/products/guidebook-for-confession-for-childrenhttps://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/1193/5190/products/Cover_Guidebook_for_Confession_for_Children_grande.JPG?v=1527661335Scepter new 5545138113in stockMedia > BooksCustom Label 0 is emptyCustom Label 1 is emptyCustom Label 2 is emptyCustom Label 3 is emptyBookBook 4.95USD shopify_5545444353Guidebook for confessors By fr. michael e. gieslerthis guidebook was written to help catholic priests appreciate better the beauty and power of confession and to administer it more effectively to the faithful. beginning with the gospel call to holiness for all souls, it points out ways for confessors to serve the faithful by helping them to acknowledge their sins and to confess them sincerely.among other features, the book includes:leading insights of classical moral theology on the nature of the human person, including knowledge, free will, and responsibility.practical ideas on how to catechize and motivate people to use the sacrament of god's mercy more frequently.effective experience in giving advice to many different kinds of people: old and young, married and single, penitents with special needs such as recidivists, those with addictions or mental disorders, and the scrupulous or lax.suggestions on helping penitents to make complete and sincere confessions, especially in the area of personal and marital chastity.specific approaches to guide and support persons to live faith, hope, charity, and justice, based on real contemporary situations.three informative appendices which include leading quotes from the magisterium on the sacrament of penance, a description of censured sins from the code of canon law, and excerpts from the holy see's vademecum for confessors.the book draws ideas from the long and proven tradition of holy and effective confessors in the catholic church, along with spiritual insights of saints such as john of the cross, philip neri, john vianney, and josemaría escrivá. in addition, insightful quotations from the recent writings of popes john paul ii and benedict xvi are offered.https://scepterpublishers.org/products/guidebook-for-confessorshttps://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/1193/5190/products/scepter-1008_grande.jpg?v=1527661336Scepter new 5545444353in stockMedia > BooksCustom Label 0 is emptyCustom Label 1 is emptyCustom Label 2 is emptyCustom Label 3 is emptyBookBook 7.95USD shopify_5547752321Handbook of prayers, 7th edition By fr. james sociasthis updated edition contains the new translations for the mass.this beautiful prayer book is compact enough to carry everywhere and comprehensive enough to give you inspiration and uplift in almost every conceivable situation!it features the complete latin and english texts of nearly 600 prayers:basic prayers such as the our father, hail mary, glory be, morning offering, apostles' creed, and the liturgy of the hours;order of the mass in english (new translation) and latin;prayers before and after mass;guide for a good confession;devotions to the blessed trinity, our lord jesus christ, the holy spirit, the virgin mary, and st. joseph; andthis edition also has:delightfully illustrated with traditional line drawings.https://scepterpublishers.org/products/handbook-of-prayers-7th-editionhttps://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/1193/5190/products/scepter-1062_grande.jpg?v=1527661336Scepter new 5547752321in stockMedia > BooksCustom Label 0 is emptyCustom Label 1 is emptyCustom Label 2 is emptyCustom Label 3 is emptyBookBook 13.95USD shopify_5545736833Help my unbelief! By bonaventure perquinrooted in the great mystery of god, the christian life requires a multitude of virtues, the most primary of which is faith. for it is only with faith that one’s mind, will, imagination—indeed one’s entire being—can be directed unequivocally toward god, through christ.a contemporary spiritual classic by bonaventure perquin, help my unbelief! traces the wide-reaching effects of a blossoming faith. fully abandoning one’s self in favor of continuous acts of faith creates an intimacy with christ that manifests itself in a greater appreciation of the sacraments and deeper relationships with the lord and his blessed mother. the process is not a quick or an easy one, and one often may not be able to see the harvest of his labors. yet the benefits of true faith are not only for one’s own salvation, but also for that of the whole church.https://scepterpublishers.org/products/help-my-unbeliefhttps://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/1193/5190/products/6875_grande.jpeg?v=1527661337Scepter new 5545736833in stockMedia > BooksCustom Label 0 is emptyCustom Label 1 is emptyCustom Label 2 is emptyCustom Label 3 is emptyBookBook 9.95USD shopify_10524933837History of modern philosophy Descriptionwestern civilization as we know it today was formed during the modern era, the centuries that include the renaissance and the enlightenment and saw the rise of rationalism and empiricism. and it is the thinkers who defined these centuries, such as descartes, luther, pascal, hobbes, hume, and kant, who have given form to our collective consciousness today.the history of modern philosophy provides a comprehensive overview of the major philosophers and philosophical currents of this period. authors fazio and gamarra, drawing on many years of university teaching, have produced a clear and approachable text that presents modern philosophy through its historical development. this work will appeal to non-specialist readers who wish to deepen their understanding of the cultural and philosophical roots of our time.about the authorsmariano faziowas professor of philosophy and later rector of the pontifical university of the holy cross in rome. he is a former president of the council of rectors of pontifical roman universities. he has authored several books which treat modern society and the process of secularization from a philosophical point of view. daniel gamarra,who died in 2015, was a professor of modern and contemporary philosophy at the pontifical catholic university of argentina, as well as at the pontifical university of the holy cross in rome. among other books, he wrote descartes e spinoza: sulla verità dell’idea (descartes and spinoza: the truth of ideas); nicolás de cusa y el acto intelectual (nicholas of cusa and the intellectual act), and dios, modernidad, crisis (god, modernity, and crisis)https://scepterpublishers.org/products/history-of-modern-philosophyhttps://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/1193/5190/products/Hist_Modern_Philosophy_cover_a37d7fae-3643-491c-b9be-8d9490ca9fa6_grande.jpg?v=1527661338Scepter new 10524933837in stockMedia > BooksCustom Label 0 is emptyCustom Label 1 is emptyCustom Label 2 is emptyCustom Label 3 is empty 24.95USD shopify_10403572109Holiness in a secular age: the witness of cardinal newman descriptionby fr. juan r. velezcardinal john henry newman (1801–1890), a pre-eminent english intellectual and convert to catholicism, was brought up in a low church anglican home where his grandmother and an aunt first nurtured his love for the bible. at the age of 15, after a short period of entertaining religious doubts, he had a first conversion to evangelical christianity. for a few years he was influenced in his piety and biblical reading by evangelical authors, and later in the sacramental and ecclesial life by anglican theologians. then in 1845, through the study of the church fathers, he came to a profound understanding of authentic development of doctrine, in particular the exercise of the pope’s office; it was then that he became roman catholic.he lived during a period similar to ours: one of economic and technological progress that was accompanied by an embrace of materialism and a subsequent loss of faith and moral breakdown. newman’s writings challenge us, contemporary men and women, living in a world beset by these similar ills.his writings on the subject of holiness, the practice of the christian virtues, the objective nature of truth and its relationship to the moral conscience, university education, and the role of the laity in society and the church are very much needed today. individuals, parish groups, and students at newman centers will benefit and learn from blessed newman’s life example, insights, and teachings found in this book.”beatified by pope benedict xvi in 2010, his canonization is imminent.author biofr. juan r. vélez grew up in medellin, london and philadelphia. as a physician specialized in internal medicine, he obtained a licentiate in theology at the pontifical university of the holy cross and a doctorate in theology at the university of navarre. in 1998 he was ordained a priest for the prelature of opus dei. a resident of chicago, he has published academic articles on medical ethics and on cardinal john henry newman. he is author of passion for truth, the life of john henry newman as well as a university education for the 21st century: the opening of the american mind.reviews“father velez illumined newman’s life in the biography passion for truth, and now he does the same for newman’s thought. newman can be a challenging read, and this book provides the introduction that many people need an open window on newman’s theology and spirituality.”— scott hahn, theologian and author  “blessed john henry cardinal newman has been a powerful influence in my life as a bishop, and as a catholic in pursuit of holiness. holiness in a secular age: the witness of cardinal newman demonstrates that newman’s wisdom can help all catholics to know, love, and serve the lord amid the challenges of the modern world. the book offers some of newman’s best insights, and helps to apply them to the church,and the world, today.”—most rev. james d. conley, dd, bishop of lincoln, nebraskathe figure of john henry newman remains today a point of reference for christian thought in general and catholic thought in particular. the relevance of his teachings and insights for the current religious world has not ceased to be stressed since his death in 1890. his beatification by pope benedict xvi in 2010 has only helped to raise awareness of this, with the consequent display of his human, spiritual, intellectual and ecclesial features throughout the world.the present work must be placed in this context. juan velez is a newman scholar living in the united states where, among other writings on the english convert, he has published “passion for truth”: the life of john henry newman (tan books, charlotte nc, 2012, 618 pp., see review by j. morales in: scripta theologica 45 (2013) 266-267), as well as a university education for the 21st century: the opening of the american mind (createspace, 2015, 178 pp.)although it contains biographical elements, holiness in a secular age was not conceived with biographical pretensions but rather as a monograph that brings together some of newman's most important contributions to spirituality and theology. the author analyzes with skill and seriousness various topics that perhaps go unnoticed, or are given little attention in standard biographies of blessed newman. his goal is to show the figure of newman as a person, as a christian, as a priest and as a thinker; in short, "as a new saint of our time" (p.16).the book consists of 16 chapters on numerous subject matters. after an initial biographical sketch (chapter 1), it contains topics such as newman’s teaching on friendship, holiness and christian life, meditation and the study of sacred scripture, hierarchical authority in the church, celibacy and marriage, the christian sense of human realities, the moral life, newman's devotion to the virgin mary, etc.many pages are given to several chapters on his teachings in the educational field, one of the areas where his insights are today especially valid and of urgent need. the book also addresses specifically philosophical or theological subjects such as doctrinal development, or the relationships between faith, reason and science. in the unfolding of his presentation the author aims to clarify some of the false attributions or misinterpretations that have been given about newman's thought as, for example, his idea of ​​a “gentleman”, and his notion of "conscience" or the aforementioned question of “doctrinal development”.  the agile style, careful selection of texts and balance in the judgments give this work a cohesion and maturity that is always desired in a book.fr. juan vélez has provided a valuable guide for the life, thought and work of a man who was a point of reference in his time, and continues to be so today, two centuries later. his book shows that newman is  a credible witness of holiness in a secular age, because newman knew how to respond to the ills of his time - rationalism, materialism, growing estrangement from god - that we also find in a large part of our cultural and social environment today.the work will be useful both for personal reading, as well as for study and dialogue in work groups or seminars for university students.~ fr. juan alonso, november 16, 2017https://scepterpublishers.org/products/holiness-in-a-secular-age-the-witness-of-cardinal-newmanhttps://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/1193/5190/products/Holiness_In_A_Secular_Age_grande.jpg?v=1527661338Scepter new 10403572109in stockMedia > BooksCustom Label 0 is emptyCustom Label 1 is emptyCustom Label 2 is emptyCustom Label 3 is emptyBookBook 9.95USD shopify_5502338945Holy rosary By st. josemaria escrivamost catholics know how to recite the holy rosary. that's the problem. they can recite it, and it becomes boring and monotonous. how much more enriching is it when you know how to pray it! "to say the holy rosary," says st. josemaría, "considering the mysteries, repeating the our father and hail mary with the praises to the blessed trinity, and the constant invocation of the mother of god, is a continuous act of faith, hope, and love, of adoration and reparation."in this small book, st. josemaría shows us how to overcome the monotony and routine usually associated with praying the rosary. he portrays each mystery with the illuminating eyes of faith— helping you become absorbed in contemplation when you pray—indeed, he shows you how to be with our lady when you pray.holy rosary, first published in 1934, contains a series of short commentaries on the 15 mysteries of the rosary (joyful, sorrowful, and glorious). it helps the reader enter more deeply into these scenes from the life of our lord and his blessed mother. this edition also includes the luminous mysteries with an introductory note by bishop javier echevarria, the 3rd prelate of opus dei.this book is small enough to carry with you everywhere and use whenever you have a moment to spend with our lady. https://scepterpublishers.org/products/holy-rosary-with-luminous-mysterieshttps://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/1193/5190/products/Holy_Rosary_grande.jpg?v=1544595709Scepter new 5502338945in stockMedia > BooksCustom Label 0 is emptyCustom Label 1 is emptyCustom Label 2 is emptyCustom Label 3 is emptyBookBook 3.99USD shopify_8529803085How to profit from your faults No one's perfect. we all feel like failures from time to time. it's normal. part of learning and growing.when you do feel like a failure, here's a book that can help.  it can helps you transform your failures into an advantage. author joseph tissot offers readers practical guidance to gain a proper sense of themselves. and a more accurate perspective of their failings. drawing on the wisdom of st. francis de sales and other great saints, tissot shows us how to be more compassionate with ourselves and others.  as well as tips to help you overcome interior struggle.https://scepterpublishers.org/products/how-to-profit-from-your-faultshttps://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/1193/5190/products/How_to_profit_from_my_faults_grande.jpg?v=1527661340Scepter new 8529803085in stockMedia > BooksCustom Label 0 is emptyCustom Label 1 is emptyCustom Label 2 is emptyCustom Label 3 is emptyBookBook 11.95USD shopify_9793379405I go to jesus Descriptionby carissa douglassometimes life isn't easy. every day can be fraught with ups and downs. but it's not what happens to you, it's how you handle it that counts. in this book, author carissa douglas teaches kids a lesson that lasts a lifetime. join the little douglings on an adventure to surmount the challenges of everyday life. together they encounter problems, and then find supernatural solutions that only jesus offers. in an uplifting and delightful verse, children learn how to “go to jesus” when times are rough. or for any reason at all, to experience his peace and forgiveness.author bioauthor and illustrator carissa douglas helps parents and caregivers teach their kids how to grow closer to jesus with fun, illustrated stories that rhyme.  she lives in georgina, ontario with her husband, patrick and their eleven young children. i go to jesus is the first book in the little douglings series which seeks to teach children the richness of the catholic faith through the promotion of the sacraments.reviewscarissa douglas’ book i go to jesus is the book that i wish i’d had when my children were younger. it’s the book for everyone who would like to teach their kids about the real presence of jesus in the blessed sacreament. a definite in catholic elementary schools all over. in fact, it’s not only a great book for children, but i can see how it can be a true source of grace for young and old.”— deacon pedro guevara mann,  producer of salt + light television and producer and host of the salt + light radio hour  “absolutely brilliant! this book is something that children can relate to and will lead them closer to god. i go to jesus is the answer to every pastor’s quest for a perfect catechetical resource.”— fr. peter jae choi, pastor of st. francis de sales parish, archdiocese of toronto  “this precious story is a melodic reminder of the truth and beauty of jesus waiting for each of us in the blessed sacrament. carissa douglas has written a book which will soothe the souls of both parents and children. it is a must read. it is a treasure.— dorothy pilarski, co-developer of salt + light television’s mothering, full of grace series and author of motherhood matters  i fell in love with the book instantly. it gives us a picture of a family that really believes and really puts into action their love for god and the eucharist. may this book help all people, both young and old, to appreciate, to rediscover, and to be in love again with the eucharist, who is christ.”— fr. sherwin holandez, pastor of immaculate conception and our lady of the lake parish, archdiocese of toronthttps://scepterpublishers.org/products/i-go-to-jesushttps://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/1193/5190/products/I-Go-to-Jesus1024x1040_grande.jpg?v=1527661341Scepter new 9793379405in stockMedia > BooksCustom Label 0 is emptyCustom Label 1 is emptyCustom Label 2 is emptyCustom Label 3 is emptyBookBook 9.95USD shopify_5494684417In conversation with god: 7-volume set Daily meditations that follow the church's liturgical calendar. subjects relate to themes from the mass readings for that day or the liturgical season. each has a soft vinyl cover and slip case. vol. 1- advent & christmas; vol. 2- lent & eastertide; vol. 3,4, & 5 - ordinary time; vol.6 & 7- special feasts.author francis fernandez-carvajal makes generous use of the writings of the great saints as he brings you focused and moving meditations on themes taken from the mass readings for that day, the liturgical season, and more. this work is rich and extensive enough to serve as your spiritual reading for a lifetime, as it helps you relate the particulars of the message of christ to the ordinary circumstances of your day.each volume is small enough for you to carry it to adoration or some other suitable place for meditation. the whole set comes with a handsome slipcase that prevents wear-and-tear on the individual volumes.https://scepterpublishers.org/products/in-conversation-with-god-7-volume-sethttps://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/1193/5190/products/scepter-1168_grande.jpg?v=1527661341Scepter new 5494684417in stockmedia > booksCustom Label 0 is emptyCustom Label 1 is emptyCustom Label 2 is emptyCustom Label 3 is emptyBookBook 136.65USD shopify_5494401217In conversation with god: volume 1, advent and christmastide Author francis fernandez-carvajal makes generous use of the writings of the great saints as he brings you focused and moving meditations on themes taken from the mass readings for that day, the liturgical season, and more. this work is rich and extensive enough to serve as your spiritual reading for a lifetime, as it helps you relate the particulars of the message of christ to the ordinary circumstances of your day. each volume is small enough for you to carry it to adoration or some other suitable place for meditation. the whole set comes with a handsome slipcase that prevents wear-and-tear on the individual volumes.https://scepterpublishers.org/products/in-conversation-with-god-volume-1-advent-and-christmastidehttps://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/1193/5190/products/scepter-1066_grande.jpg?v=1527661343Scepter new 5494401217in stockmedia > booksCustom Label 0 is emptyCustom Label 1 is emptyCustom Label 2 is emptyCustom Label 3 is emptyBookBook 14.95USD shopify_5494410369In conversation with god: volume 2, lent and eastertide descriptionby francis fernandez-carvajallent and eastertide fr. francis makes generous use of the writings of the great saints as he brings you focused and moving meditations on themes taken from the mass readings for that day, the liturgical season, and more.this work is rich and extensive enough to serve as your spiritual reading for a lifetime, as it helps you relate the particulars of the message of christ to the ordinary circumstances of your day. each volume is small enough for you to carry it to adoration or some other suitable place for meditation.a series of outstanding meditations that follows the church's liturgical calendar. each day's meditation is divided into three parts and is five or six pages long. the subjects relate to themes from the mass readings for that day or the liturgical season. this work helps the reader deepen the message of christ in the ordinary circumstances of the day.list of topicsash wednesday:conversion and penancethe cross of each daya time for penancesaving what was lostfirst week of lent:the temptations of jesusthe existence of the devil, and his activitythe help of the guardian angelsconfessing our sinsprayer of petitionlent - a time for penancecalled to holinesssecond week of lent:from tabor to calvaryconscience - the light of the soulhumility and a spirit of serviceto drink of the lord's chalicedetachmentabhorrence of sineach of us is the prodigal sonthird week of lent:the meaning of mortificationdocility and good dispositions for meeting jesusto pardon and forgivethe virtues and spiritual growthsincerity and truthfulnesslove of godthe pharisee and the publicanfourth week of lent:joy in the crosspersonal prayerpatient struggle against defectsunity of lifethe holy mass and personal self-surrenderseeing christ in the sick and in illnessmaking the doctrine of jesus christ knownfifth week of lent:a cry for justicego and sin no morecontemplating christ. life of piety.co-redeemers with christmeditation on the passionthe agony in the gardenthe arrest of jesusholy week:triumphal entry into jerusalempeter's denialsbefore pilate: jesus christ, the kingthe way to calvarythe lord's last supperjesus dies on the crossthe sepulcher of the body of jesuseaster:raised from the deadthe joy of the resurectionjesus christ lives foreverletting ourselves be helpedmeeting our lordconstancy in apostolatego out into the whole worldsecond week of easter:the faith of st. thomasthe imaginationthe first christians. unity.love with deedsdoing good and resisting evilhuman means and supernatural meansthe church will last until the end of timethird week of easter:the lord's daychristian naturalnessrectitude of intentionthe fruits of difficultiesthe bread of lifethe communion of saintsthe particular examinationfourth week of easter:the good shepherd. love for the pope.desiring holinessthe first christians. universality of the faith.acts of thanksgivinglearning to forgivereading and meditation on the gospelthe virtue of hopefifth week of easter:the virtue of justicewe are the temples of godmy peace i give youthe vine and the branchesoffering our daily actionsthe value of friendshipthe rosarysixth week of easter:the hope of heaventhe gifts of the holy spiritmay, month of maryfruits in the apostolatejesus awaits us in heaventhe gift of understandingthe gift of knowledgeseventh week of easter:the gift of wisdomthe gift of counselthe gift of pietythe gift of fortitudethe gift of fearthe fruits of the holy spiritthe holy spirit and marypentecost: the coming of the holy spirithttps://scepterpublishers.org/products/in-conversation-with-god-volume-2-lent-and-eastertidehttps://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/1193/5190/products/scepter-1129_grande.jpg?v=1527661343Scepter new 5494410369in stockmedia > booksCustom Label 0 is emptyCustom Label 1 is emptyCustom Label 2 is emptyCustom Label 3 is emptyBookBook 14.95USD shopify_5494452673In conversation with god: volume 3, weeks 1-12 Descriptionby francis fernandez-carvajalordinary time: weeks 1-12fr. francis makes generous use of the writings of the great saints as he brings you focused and moving meditations on themes taken from the mass readings for that day, the liturgical season, and more.this work is rich and extensive enough to serve as your spiritual reading for a lifetime, as it helps you relate the particulars of the message of christ to the ordinary circumstances of your day.each volume is small enough for you to carry it to adoration or some other suitable place for meditation.a series of outstanding meditations that follows the church's liturgical calendar. each day's meditation is divided into three parts and is five or six pages long. the subjects relate to themes from the mass readings for that day or the liturgical season. this work helps the reader deepen the message of christ in the ordinary circumstances of the day.list of topicsfirst week in ordinary time:the calling of the first discipleschildren of godprayer and apostolatesacramental communionhuman virtues and apostolategetting on with all the people around ussecond week in ordinary time:the lamb of godpurity and the christian lifethe first miracle of jesusthe holiness of the churchdignity of the personpracticing the faith in ordinary timegiving good doctrinea vocation to holinesscheerfulnessthird week in ordinary time:light in darknessdetachment to follow christdoctrinal formationjustice in our speech and in our judgmentsthe will of godsowing and reapinggrowth in interior lifefidelity to gracefraternal correctionfourth week in ordinary time:the way of the beatitudesthe slavery of sinthe virtue of charitydetachment and the christian lifespiritual communionsdoing our work wellthe sick: god's favored childrenfortitude in ordinary lifethe need to sanctify our restfifth week in ordinary time:the light of our good examplespreading the truthfaith and obedience in the apostolateliving in societythe fourth commandmentthe dignity of workhumility and perseverance in prayerhe did all things wellmother of mercysixth week in ordinary time:steadfast in the faiththe leprosy of sinpersonal humility and trust in godthe sacrifice of abelthe redemptive mission of the churchwith clear sightthe mass: center of the christian lifehumilityresolutions from the prayer seventh week in ordinary time:treat everyone wellhelping to do goodmagnanimityask for more faiththe lord, king of kingsunity and variety in the church's apostolategetting to heavendefending the familywith the simplicity of childreneighth week in ordinary time:today's taskgod's love for mentriumph over deaththe rich young mangenerosity and detachmentlearning to servethe faith of bartimaeuslove means deeds: apostolatethe right and the duty to do apostolateninth week in ordinary time:built upon rocksundays and holydays of obligationdevotion to the saintsthe cornerstonebeing exemplary citizenswe will rise again with our own bodiesthe first commandmentthe guardian angelthe value of little thingstenth week in 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conversation with god: volume 4, weeks 13-23 Author francis fernandez-carvajal makes generous use of the writings of the great saints as he brings you focused and moving meditations on themes taken from the mass readings for that day, the liturgical season, and more. this work is rich and extensive enough to serve as your spiritual reading for a lifetime, as it helps you relate the particulars of the message of christ to the ordinary circumstances of your day. each volume is small enough for you to carry it to adoration or some other suitable place for meditation. the whole set comes with a handsome slipcase that prevents wear-and-tear on the individual volumes.https://scepterpublishers.org/products/in-conversation-with-god-volume-4-weeks-13-23https://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/1193/5190/products/scepter-1065_grande.jpg?v=1527661344Scepter new 5494533313in stockmedia > booksCustom Label 0 is emptyCustom Label 1 is emptyCustom Label 2 is emptyCustom Label 3 is emptyBookBook 14.95USD shopify_5494586369In conversation with god: volume 5, weeks 24-34 Author francis fernandez-carvajal makes generous use of the writings of the great saints as he brings you focused and moving meditations on themes taken from the mass readings for that day, the liturgical season, and more. this work is rich and extensive enough to serve as your spiritual reading for a lifetime, as it helps you relate the particulars of the message of christ to the ordinary circumstances of your day. each volume is small enough for you to carry it to adoration or some other suitable place for meditation. the whole set comes with a handsome slipcase that prevents wear-and-tear on the individual volumes.https://scepterpublishers.org/products/copy-of-in-conversation-with-god-volume-5-weeks-24-34https://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/1193/5190/products/scepter-1064_grande.jpg?v=1527661345Scepter new 5494586369in stockmedia > booksCustom Label 0 is emptyCustom Label 1 is emptyCustom Label 2 is emptyCustom Label 3 is emptyBookBook 14.95USD shopify_5494612097In conversation with god: volume 6, feasts, january-june Author francis fernandez-carvajal makes generous use of the writings of the great saints as he brings you focused and moving meditations on themes taken from the mass readings for that day, the liturgical season, and more. this work is rich and extensive enough to serve as your spiritual reading for a lifetime, as it helps you relate the particulars of the message of christ to the ordinary circumstances of your day. each volume is small enough for you to carry it to adoration or some other suitable place for meditation. the whole set comes with a handsome slipcase that prevents wear-and-tear on the individual volumes.https://scepterpublishers.org/products/in-conversation-with-god-volume-6-feasts-january-junehttps://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/1193/5190/products/scepter-1069_grande.jpg?v=1527661346Scepter new 5494612097in stockmedia > booksCustom Label 0 is emptyCustom Label 1 is emptyCustom Label 2 is emptyCustom Label 3 is emptyBookBook 14.95USD shopify_5494652289In conversation with god: volume 7, feasts, july-december Author francis fernandez-carvajal makes generous use of the writings of the great saints as he brings you focused and moving meditations on themes taken from the mass readings for that day, the liturgical season, and more. this work is rich and extensive enough to serve as your spiritual reading for a lifetime, as it helps you relate the particulars of the message of christ to the ordinary circumstances of your day. each volume is small enough for you to carry it to adoration or some other suitable place for meditation. the whole set comes with a handsome slipcase that prevents wear-and-tear on the individual volumes.https://scepterpublishers.org/products/in-conversation-with-god-volume-7-feasts-july-decemberhttps://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/1193/5190/products/scepter-1070_grande.jpg?v=1527661346Scepter new 5494652289in stockmedia > booksCustom Label 0 is emptyCustom Label 1 is emptyCustom Label 2 is emptyCustom Label 3 is emptyBookBook 14.95USD shopify_5501859265In love with the church In love with the church brings together four homilies of saint josemaria escrivá, the founder of opus dei. these homilies contain magnificent reflections on the church and on the layperson's role in the church, written in saint josemariá's attractive and compelling style. this book offers the reader and opportunity to grow in love for the church and to learn how to serve her more faithfully, guided by a saint whose own love for the church was truly remarkable.https://scepterpublishers.org/products/in-love-with-the-churchhttps://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/1193/5190/products/scepter-1132_grande.jpg?v=1527661348Scepter new 5501859265in stockMedia > BooksCustom Label 0 is emptyCustom Label 1 is emptyCustom Label 2 is emptyCustom Label 3 is emptyBookBook 5.95USD shopify_5547530305In silence with god By benedict baurthese affecting meditations touch on the full panorama of the christian life and how to live it in today’s world: our lord’s call to everyone to a life of perfection, purification of the heart, sin, the christian virtues, temptations, imperfections, humility, prayer, the mass, brotherly love, unity with christ, the holy will of god, and much more. in each of these brief and profound chapters, benedict baur calls you not to wait to strive to love more perfectly, but to begin right now.https://scepterpublishers.org/products/in-silence-with-godhttps://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/1193/5190/products/scepter-1133_grande.jpg?v=1527661348Scepter new 5547530305in stockMedia > BooksCustom Label 0 is emptyCustom Label 1 is emptyCustom Label 2 is emptyCustom Label 3 is emptyBookBook 11.95USD shopify_5468845697In the school of the holy spirit In the prayer lives of many christians there is one person of the trinity that often goes overlooked - the holy spirit. the holy spirit is no less involved in our lives than the father and the son, yet many are unaware of this. jesus said about the holy spirit, "if i go, i will send you another comforter." but are we aware of the holy spirit in our lives? in the school of the holy spirit, by retreat master jacques philippe, will lead you to be more attentive to the movements of the holy spirit in your life as you learn to value the third person of the trinity as the sanctifier of your soul. philippe explains the rewards of being attentive to the holy spirit, and provides simple and concrete ways to grow in this inner sensitivity. in his clear and simple style, he illustrates his points with many examples from modern life. the book can be a valuable aid in your own spiritual journey.view fr. jacques philippe's website and app (www.frjacquesphilippe.com)https://scepterpublishers.org/products/in-the-school-of-the-holy-spirithttps://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/1193/5190/products/scepter-1048_grande.jpg?v=1527661349Scepter new 5468845697in stockMedia > BooksCustom Label 0 is emptyCustom Label 1 is emptyCustom Label 2 is emptyCustom Label 3 is emptyBookBook 7.95USD shopify_487089668119Inside the mind of thomas more: the witness of his writings Descriptionby louis w. karlin & david r. oakleyin the 482 years since his death, thomas more continues to attract worldwide admiration.  one of his earliest admirers, 18th century writer jonathan swift of gulliver’s travels fame, named more among the six greatest defenders of liberty of all time, “to which all the ages of the world cannot add a seventh.” st. john paul ii in 2000 named him patron of statesman.   g.k. chesterton in 1929, called thomas more “more important at this moment than at any moment since his dying; but he is not quite so important as he will be in about a hundred years’ time.” in a time when the rights of conscience against state compulsion are tested in many areas of life, from forcible involvement in abortion to non-christian forms of marriage, more matters to the world even sooner than chesterton expected. he is a figure that is hard to find fault with.  without compromising himself to advance, more stood at the summit of his country, second only to the king. the greatest lawyer in the land was without show a devout practicing catholic who spent one day a week in prayer and penance since his youth. he accepted an ignominious death rather than to cave in to his monarch’s marriage caprices which destroyed the catholic church in england.  why did he persist in an action that he knew could destroy him, his family,  and his accomplishments? inside the mind of thomas more, by louis karlin and david oakley, in only 129 pages, tells why. the authors sift through the issues brought up in his trial, and explain how more justified himself by analyzing his spiritual writings which poured out during his imprisonment for months before his execution. he led an extraordinary life, an exemplary catholic deeply immersed in various circles as an intellectual, lawyer, husband, family man and shrewd politician and statesman. canonization came 400 years after his death. this new book explains how more fought to save both himself and the catholic church and did not regret the risk he took in gambling with his own life. he courageously resisted what he saw as morally wrong. he foresaw how king henry’s action to dissolve the catholic church would unleash a century of religious warfare which spread throughout europe. author biolouis w. karlin is an appellate attorney with the state of california, who lives in los angeles, ca. david r. oakley is a criminal trial attorney, who lives in princeton, nj. the authors are both fellows of the center for thomas more studies, university of dallas. they became friends as freshmen at columbia university (class of 1985) while arguing the meaning and merits of utopia. over the past fifteen years, they have collaborated on numerous legal education seminars and articles about st. thomas moremedia and reviews https://scepterpublishers.org/products/inside-the-mind-of-thomas-morehttps://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/1193/5190/products/Inside_the_Mind_of_Thomas_More-page-001_grande.jpg?v=1527661350Scepter new 487089668119in stockMedia > BooksCustom Label 0 is emptyCustom Label 1 is emptyCustom Label 2 is emptyCustom Label 3 is emptyBookBook 8.95USD shopify_10250339213Interior freedom study guide By marie thibodeauthis study guide is intended to accompany the book interior freedom, by fr. jacques philippe. it will help you grow a stronger interior life, which means you will gain: deliberate growth in the theological virtues of faith, hope, and lovemore patience and understanding when dealing with others and selfgreater spiritual fortitude that makes you less prone to be rattled by external eventsin his book "interior freedom" fr. jacques phillipe shows us that we possess, each of us, inside of us a space of freedom that no-one can take away. despite the most unfavorable outward circumstances, we can claim our freedom because god is its source and its guarantee. without this, we will always be in search for something else to fulfill us, and we will never understand true happiness.see the full description for interior freedom: experiencing the freedom of the children of god.marie thibodeau has traveled around the world with her army husband, frank, finally settling in nashua, new hampshire in 2001. together they have raised seven children and are grandparents to seven and counting. through her journeys marie has encountered many women who hunger not only for a deeper relationship with god but for stronger spiritual companionship. inspired by this need, she has successfully led numerous book studies and co-founded the women's ministry, the little daughters of the sacred heart.https://scepterpublishers.org/products/interior-freedom-study-guidehttps://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/1193/5190/products/Interior-Freedom-Study-Guide1024x1485_grande.jpg?v=1527661350Scepter new 10250339213in stockMedia > BooksCustom Label 0 is emptyCustom Label 1 is emptyCustom Label 2 is emptyCustom Label 3 is empty 4.95USD shopify_5390745793Interior freedom: experiencing the freedom of the children of god It's not always possible to control external events. there are so many things that are outside our control: the past, what others think of us, chronic health issues, other peoples' actions, the weather, unforeseen events. this list goes on and on.it is possible, though, to gain more control over our interior life.in his book "interior freedom" fr. jacques phillipe shows us that we possess, each of us, inside of us a space of freedom that no-one can take away. despite the most unfavorable outward circumstances, we can claim our freedom because god is its source and its guarantee. without this, we will always be in search for something else to fulfill us, and we will never understand true happiness.fr. philippe lays out a simple but important theme: "we gain possession of our interior freedom in proportion to our growth in faith, hope, and love." he explains that the dynamism between these three theological virtues is the heart of our spiritual life, and he underscores the key role of the virtue of hope in our spiritual growth. written in a simple and inviting style, interior freedom seeks to liberate the heart and mind to live the true freedom to which god calls each of us.view fr. jacques philippe's website and app (www.frjacquesphilippe.com)https://scepterpublishers.org/products/interior-freedomhttps://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/1193/5190/products/Interior-Freedom1024x1485_grande.jpg?v=1537453122Scepter new 5390745793in stockMedia > BooksCustom Label 0 is emptyCustom Label 1 is emptyCustom Label 2 is emptyCustom Label 3 is emptyBookBook 7.95USD shopify_6607480065It's so you Armed with a mirror, a pencil, and a liberating new book, any woman can look her best every day of the week. it’s so you! takes women and their aspirations seriously, offering a radical new approach to fashion based on discovering and developing your personal style. you can put fashion in its place, making it a tool for your personal and professional growth, and save heaps of money at the same time. the woman with personal style can wink at the fashion world. her clothes flatter her and boost her self-confidence because she knows the difference between style and fashion. it’s so you! helps you think through your own fashion needs, to become a woman whose dignity and elegance command respect. mary warren demystifies the world of haute couture while teaching you to distinguish general fashion from individual style. with a light-hearted and easy tone, she encourages you to value your body as it is, rather than chasing after a glossy magazine image that has nothing to do with who you really are. through a step-by-step process of self-analysis, you will articulate your personal style. warren guides you through the key fashion moments of truth and explains the elements of style body type, palette, wardrobe planning, accessories with well-organized explanations, instructive charts and illustrations, friendly anecdotes, and answers to frequently-asked questions. the result is a fool-proof style profile to take you through every season and situation. and you’ll have the cleanest closet of your life. true success in personal style is not self-serving. the legacy of style that you leave to your daughters and friends will inspire them to look and feel their best. “everything you ever wanted to know about identifying and developing your personal style is packed into this book, from choosing the right colors and clothing to organizing your closet and saving money. clearly presented, and the questionnaires and illustrations are a nice bonus.” ~ orlando sentinel mary sheehan warren is a co-founder of elegance in style, an organization dedicated to fashion education for women. eis has completed training seminars in the u.s., canada and other countries. she currently works as a fashion consultant and lives in milwaukee, wisconsin with her husband and five children. she received her bachelor and master’s degrees from the university of maryland. she is a former teacher and corporate trainer. mary sheehan warren is a co-founder of elegance in style, an organization dedicated to fashion education for women. eis has completed training seminars in the u.s., canada and other countries. she currently works as a fashion consultant and lives in milwaukee, wisconsin with her husband and five children. she received her bachelor and master’s degrees from the university of maryland. she is a former teacher and corporate trainer.https://scepterpublishers.org/products/its-so-youhttps://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/1193/5190/products/Its_So_You_image_6.2016_grande.jpg?v=1527661352Scepter new 6607480065in stockMedia > BooksCustom Label 0 is emptyCustom Label 1 is emptyCustom Label 2 is emptyCustom Label 3 is emptyBookBook 9.95USD shopify_5470014849Jacques philippe complete set With over 500,000 copies sold in 18 languages, fr. philippe's writings on themes such as prayer, interior freedom, and peace of heart have become modern classics of catholic spirituality. explore these books with this complete set of fr. philippe's published works. each one is a gem in its own right. the collection of all nine books, including the latest "fire & lighty", provides food for your prayer and spiritual life for many years to come. view fr. jacques philippe's website and app (www.frjacquesphilippe.com)https://scepterpublishers.org/products/jacques-philippe-set-15-offhttps://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/1193/5190/products/Jacques_Philippe_Set_grande.jpeg?v=1529475840Scepter new 5470014849in stockMedia > BooksCustom Label 0 is emptyCustom Label 1 is emptyCustom Label 2 is emptyCustom Label 3 is emptyBookBook 107.50USD shopify_5554838017Jesus as friend By salvatore canalsbased on the teachings of st. josemaría, this series of short meditations gives you simple ways to make that saint’s passionate love for god your own.you’ll find penetrating catholic insight on the christian vocation, interior life, christian hope, humility, celibacy and chastity, death, and much more — plus guidance on how to overcome temptation, handle humiliations, and find serenity.best of all, author salvatore canals presents these insights from the perspective of everyday life, so that you can use them to enrich your daily duties and activities.https://scepterpublishers.org/products/jesus-as-friendhttps://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/1193/5190/products/rsz_jesus_as_friend_grande.jpg?v=1527661353Scepter new 5554838017in stockMedia > BooksCustom Label 0 is emptyCustom Label 1 is emptyCustom Label 2 is emptyCustom Label 3 is emptyBookBook 9.95USD shopify_9408396685Joseph of nazareth Saint joseph passes through the gospel without our hearing him utter as much as a single word. but god had selected him for a special mission: to look after two of the greatest treasures who have ever been on earth – jesus and mary. and joseph has a personality of uncommon richness. the figure of joseph is also an incentive god has given us to stir up hope in the ordinary person.joseph of nazareth is a series of reflections on the life of saint joseph in the light of faith and based on revelation. at the end the reader’s love for and devotion to this great saint will have grown considerably. for joseph, the last of the patriarchs, shows how any one of us can come to be a great saint.the authorfederico suarez (1917-2005) obtained a doctorate at the university of madrid. in 1948 he was appointed professor of modern history at the university of santiago de compostella. from 1953-1960 he was dean of the faculty of arts at the university of navarre; and from 1975 until his death he was chaplain to the royal household.a member of opus dei since 1940, he was ordained in 1948. he carried out extensive pastoral work in university circles and among secular clergy. in addition to more than 20 titles of historical research, he wrote a series of books, including mary of nazareth, the narrow gate, when the son of man comes and about being a priest, most of which have been translated into several languages. these books have proved useful for people from all walks of life.https://scepterpublishers.org/products/joseph-of-nazarethhttps://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/1193/5190/products/Joseph-of-Nazareth_grande.png?v=1527661354Scepter new 9408396685in stockMedia > BooksCustom Label 0 is emptyCustom Label 1 is emptyCustom Label 2 is emptyCustom Label 3 is emptyBookBook 11.95USD shopify_9218009997Joseph the silent By michel gasnier, o.p.the gospels tell us almost nothing about st. joseph, yet his life is full of spiritual treasures. michel gasnier o.p., here shows you where to find them and how they can enrich your own relationship with god. in this series of brief meditations he explores st. joseph’s work as a carpenter, his marriage, his character, the flight into egypt, his return to nazareth, simeon’s prophecy, and more. he gives you an enlightening portrait of this man who remains one of the church’s most extraordinary saints and intercessors.https://scepterpublishers.org/products/joseph-the-silenthttps://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/1193/5190/products/scepter-1110_m_grande.jpg?v=1527661354Scepter new 9218009997in stockMedia > BooksCustom Label 0 is emptyCustom Label 1 is emptyCustom Label 2 is emptyCustom Label 3 is emptyBookBook 11.95USD shopify_5544896321Journey with jesus By blessed alvaro del portillo"these pages can help the reader to live out again the events of christ’s passage on earth which the church presents in the liturgy." -bishop javier echevarria, prelate of opus deiálvaro del portillo was the head of opus dei from 1975 to 1994, and was the successor to josemaría escrivá. he was beatified on september 27, 2014. during his life, del portillo gave a myriad of homilies and wrote many pastoral letters. 241 of these pastoral letters were gathered, compiled, and organized according to the liturgical year in a book called 'journey with jesus through the liturgical year'. the six sections are called:1. advent: awaiting the lord2. christmastime: lessons from bethlehem3. lent: a time for conversion and penance4. holy week: accompanying jesus in the passion5. easter: fount of true joy6. ordinary time: sanctifying daily livingthe lessons for advent invite us to purify ourselves before christmas arrives. the way to do this, del portillo says, is by turning to the virgin mary and imitating her. he also invites us to "build a crib for our god in our hearts.https://scepterpublishers.org/products/journey-with-jesushttps://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/1193/5190/products/scepter-1071_grande.jpg?v=1527661355Scepter new 5544896321in stockMedia > BooksCustom Label 0 is emptyCustom Label 1 is emptyCustom Label 2 is emptyCustom Label 3 is emptyBookBook 19.95USD shopify_5494022273Junia By michael e. giesleras the beautiful daughter of a roman senator, junia enjoyed the best that life had to offer in second century rome. she was grateful and anxious to please her family, a dutiful and obedient young woman of privilege. that is, until a chance friendship and its abrupt end sparks an interest in a new religion that will lead to a destiny she never imagined. junia is a fictional exploration of life at the very beginning of christianity from a very personal point of view. it shows how the attractions of the new religion were accompanied by social struggle, family division, and the risk of a disgraceful death to those courageous enough to embrace it. the author is a priest of the prelature of opus dei in st. louis.https://scepterpublishers.org/products/juniahttps://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/1193/5190/products/scepter-1075_grande.jpg?v=1527661355Scepter new 5494022273in stockMedia > BooksCustom Label 0 is emptyCustom Label 1 is emptyCustom Label 2 is emptyCustom Label 3 is emptyBookBook 6.95USD shopify_5494326977Junia, marcus, grain of wheat set Save 10% when you purchase all three together in this set!read all three of fr. michael giesler's exciting fictional novels of the lives of junia, her brother marcus, and the brave early christians of their time. the three books contained in this set are:juniamarcusgrain of wheathttps://scepterpublishers.org/products/junia-marcus-grain-of-wheat-sethttps://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/1193/5190/products/4151-1_grande.jpg?v=1527661356Scepter new 5494326977in stockMedia > BooksCustom Label 0 is emptyCustom Label 1 is emptyCustom Label 2 is emptyCustom Label 3 is empty 27.77USD shopify_1425347510295Last of the romantics Descriptionby mariano fazio“i love the freedom of others,” said st. josemaria, “yours, that of the person passing by right now on the street, because if i didn’t love it, i couldn’t defend mine. but that’s not the main reason. the main reason is this: that christ died on the cross to give us freedom, so that we could live in the freedom and glory of the children of god.”st. josemaría escrivá referred to himself as the “last of the romantics,” and under this title mariano fazio portrays the founder of opus dei as a passionate defender of freedom. as he does so, fazio offers an orderly, clear, and attractive presentation of many of st. josemaría’s key teachings. these teachings will challenge his readers and hopefully awaken in them the same love of freedom that st. josemaría bore in his heart. “don’t let me be ‘the last of the romantics,’” he would say. “this is christian romanticism: to love the freedom of others, with love and affection.”about the authormsgr. mariano fazio currently serves as vicar general of the prelature of opus dei. an argentinian, he was ordained a priest in 1991 by st. john paul ii. he has been rector of the pontifical university of the holy cross in rome, president of the conference of rectors of the pontifical roman universities, and regional vicar of opus dei for argentina, paraguay and bolivia. he is a historian and philosopher and has written several books of philosophical reflections on modern society and on secularization. other books by mariano fazio published by scepter include, pope francis: keys to his thought, a history of modern philosophy and a history of contemporary philosophy.https://scepterpublishers.org/products/last-of-the-romanticshttps://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/1193/5190/products/Last_of_the_Romantics_grande.jpg?v=1536733372Scepter new 1425347510295in stockMedia > BooksCustom Label 0 is emptyCustom Label 1 is emptyCustom Label 2 is emptyCustom Label 3 is emptyBookBook 9.99USD shopify_8826246477Life in god's presence Every soul strives for unity with god. over the centuries, spiritual guides have offered myriad methods for achieving such an intimate relationship. but those sincerely invested in the spiritual life know there is no shortcut to finding god. there is only one true path: through christ.this slim volume, penned by an anonymous carthusian monk in the early twentieth century, offers a direct and practical way to advance one’s personal holiness. set upon a foundation of christ’s own words in the gospels, life in god’s presence confesses that god offers every soul the means to unity with him through the virtues of faith, hope, and love. these virtues, coupled with a straightforward, childlike approach to prayer, can lead a soul to recognize god’s presence in every aspect of daily life. by constantly and genuinely offering him “all of our time, all of our strength, our whole soul”, eternal life need not wait until after death; it can begin here and now.https://scepterpublishers.org/products/life-in-gods-presencehttps://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/1193/5190/products/life-in-gods-presence_grande.png?v=1537453641Scepter new 8826246477in stockMedia > BooksCustom Label 0 is emptyCustom Label 1 is emptyCustom Label 2 is emptyCustom Label 3 is emptyBookBook 4.99USD shopify_8917606093Like any other: a girl named montse By josé miguel cejasmontserrat grases (montse, to her friends) was born in barcelona, spain. at the age of 17 it was discovered that she had bone cancer. less than a year later she died.montse’s life was simple and short, but intense and deep. so powerful is the message of her life that she was recently given the title venerable by the catholic church, and her cause is on the steady path to canonization. this book is the story of her life.her life had the makings of a regular teenage girl: a girl who laughed, who cried, who had hope for the future, and who had burdens of failure. hers was a life which made a difference in the lives of others, because she came to be focused on the love of god. thanks to her contagious and endearing cheerfulness, montse was able to transform every smile into a prayer, and every prayer into a smile, accepting the will of god. her message could be summarized in a phrase she came to use often, no matter how difficult: “lord, whatever you want!”a leading member of the spanish academy wrote: “she died without having done anything extraordinary – nothing other than having done extraordinarily well the ordinary things of every day.” here lies the prescription for the many millions of catholics who are living their ordinary workday lives, and aim to win heaven by “turning the prose of every day into heroic verse.”josé miguel cejas (1952 – 2016) was a prolific writer and had a phd in information sciences. a native of spain, cejas wrote more than twenty books, many of which have been biographies of influential figures in the catholic church. his writings have been translated from spanish into various languages. https://scepterpublishers.org/products/like-any-other-a-girl-named-montsehttps://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/1193/5190/products/Montse_cover2100x1400_grande.jpg?v=1527661358Scepter new 8917606093in stockMedia > BooksCustom Label 0 is emptyCustom Label 1 is emptyCustom Label 2 is emptyCustom Label 3 is emptyBookBook 12.95USD shopify_6543664193Like salt and like light By blessed alvaro del portillothis collection of spiritual writings by blessed del portillo is an anthology of texts from his pastoral letters and homilies over a 19 year period from 1975 to 1994 as president-general and later prelate of opus dei. compiled by rev. jose antonio loarte, it includes excerpts of varying length organized under a series of seven topics including:the goal of human life: the glory of godrestoring the kingdom of god the growth of christian lifethe path of christian life in the worldthe struggle for holinessthe means for sanctificationthe apostolic zeal of a christian https://scepterpublishers.org/products/like-salt-and-like-lighthttps://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/1193/5190/products/Like_Salt_and_Light_grande.jpg?v=1527661359Scepter new 6543664193in stockMedia > BooksCustom Label 0 is emptyCustom Label 1 is emptyCustom Label 2 is emptyCustom Label 3 is emptyBookBook 12.95USD shopify_464201973783Little douglings series Descriptionby carissa douglasjoin the little dougling's as they overcome family challenges, learn of god's mercy, and experience his love. in an uplifting and delightful verse, children learn the how to live out their faith in daily life. beautifully written and illustrated, these books will be a treasure for both parents and children.this series all three little dougling books.i go to jesus - children learn a eucharistic life of prayer.a gift of myself - children learn about how they too can make a gift of themselves.all things new: children learn about god's mercy and love for them in confession.author bioauthor and illustrator carissa douglas helps parents and caregivers teach their kids how to grow closer to jesus with fun, illustrated stories that rhyme. she lives in georgina, ontario with her husband, patrick and their eleven young children. a gift of myself is the second book in the little douglings series which seeks to teach children the richness of the catholic faith through the promotion of the sacraments.reviews“fantastic! the images are as beautiful as the content is theologically sound. my daughter loved it! i loved it! this book is an endearing tribute to pope john paul ii’s teaching on the gift of self— a sort of ‘intro to theology of the body for kids.’ an excellent tool for parents who wish to foster selflessness in their children, which will yield fruit in adolescent years and provide a basis for truly loving, authentic relationships.”— matt fradd,catholic speaker, and author, the porn effect (a gift of myself)carissa douglas’ book i go to jesus is the book that i wish i’d had when my children were younger. it’s the book for everyone who would like to teach their kids about the real presence of jesus in the blessed sacreament. a definite in catholic elementary schools all over. in fact, it’s not only a great book for children, but i can see how it can be a true source of grace for young and old.”— deacon pedro guevara mann,  producer of salt + light television and producer and host of the salt + light radio hour (i go to jesus) https://scepterpublishers.org/products/little-douglings-serieshttps://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/1193/5190/products/Little_Douglings_grande.png?v=1535523841Scepter Publishers new 464201973783in stockMedia > BooksCustom Label 0 is emptyCustom Label 1 is emptyCustom Label 2 is emptyCustom Label 3 is emptyBookBook 25.00USD shopify_7960719169Living with good manners A handbook for young people with class!many young people work and study hard, are happy and sociable, but lack knowledge of decent manners in public — it either hasn’t been passed on through the generations, or its importance hasn’t been emphasized. and yet small details in social life have a big impact on relationships and first impressions. from learning basic table manners to public speaking; from manners relating to dating, hygiene, and technology, to appropriate clothing choices: the author illustrates these details in a straight-forward and often amusing way. as the author aptly states, “many doors and hearts are opened by good manners.” manners make strong impressions, lead to effective relationships, and shape one’s character and reputation. most importantly of all, this book teaches how to discover the good in others and how to live with more grace and style. john narbona is a journalist. he lives in italy and is an expert in corporate communication and the education of young people.https://scepterpublishers.org/products/living-with-good-mannershttps://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/1193/5190/products/web_cover_image_grande.JPG?v=1527661360Scepter new 7960719169in stockMedia > BooksCustom Label 0 is emptyCustom Label 1 is emptyCustom Label 2 is emptyCustom Label 3 is emptyBookBook 8.75USD shopify_10105624717Love in action By fernando ocariz“if we truly want to serve mankind and the world, and thereby fulfill our lord’s command, we must love god first. for only in this love and through this love will our service to others—love shown in deeds—be able to imitate the incomparable grandeur of christ’s heart.” these words by fr. ocáriz, sum up the wisdom of this assemblage of his thoughts on god’s love for mankind and our love for god—of  which we cannot have too much. indeed, he states, “to sin by having too much charity, or too much faith and hope, is strictly speaking impossible.” as he juxtaposes secularization and the worship of man with virtue, justice, and christian fraternity, fr. ocáriz pulls together a complete and sustaining testimonial of true human greatness found only through the ardent desire and fervent action of loving god and neighbor, as christ’s heart desires of us all. https://scepterpublishers.org/products/love-in-actionhttps://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/1193/5190/products/Love_In_Action_grande.jpg?v=1527661361Scepter new 10105624717in stockMedia > BooksCustom Label 0 is emptyCustom Label 1 is emptyCustom Label 2 is emptyCustom Label 3 is emptyBookBook 9.95USD shopify_5556395777Loving the holy mass By fr. edward g. maristanythis book will help you to look forward to going to mass as often as possible.in the personable and straightforward style which made call him father so popular, fr. maristany brings to light the content, meaning and purpose of the catholic mass. the result is an effective guide into the spirit of the liturgy, a valuable aid to experiencing in full the beauty and consolation of the greatest drama ever played.https://scepterpublishers.org/products/loving-the-holy-masshttps://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/1193/5190/products/scepter-1082_grande.jpg?v=1527661362Navarre University new 5556395777in stockMedia > BooksCustom Label 0 is emptyCustom Label 1 is emptyCustom Label 2 is emptyCustom Label 3 is emptyBookBook 3.99USD shopify_5545757569Made for freedom: loving, defending and living god's gift By jutta burggrafin a fast-paced world overloaded with technology and information, it can be difficult to remember who we are as god’s children. we are called not only to do, to build, and to accomplish, but to be and to love in freedom. embracing that deeper call requires courage, mired as we are in our own weaknesses as well as the increasing manipulation of others. yet from the beginning god offers us a life full of love and happiness with him. at the core of this gift is our freedom and we must struggle to maintain it, defend it, and grow continually in it.in made for freedom, author jutta burggraf offers a penetrating meditation on freedom and its importance in the life of a christian. she explains that our ultimate happiness is a result of a humble “yes” to god’s gift of our very selves, accepting both the light and the darkness of who we are. from there, we can go a step further to accept god’s love and invite him, and only him to fill the gaps with love and healing. with this humble but honest perspective, we can choose to love ourselves as god loves us, and in turn, to love others.https://scepterpublishers.org/products/made-for-freedom-loving-defending-and-living-gods-gifthttps://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/1193/5190/products/scepter-1023_grande.jpg?v=1527661362Scepter new 5545757569in stockMedia > BooksCustom Label 0 is emptyCustom Label 1 is emptyCustom Label 2 is emptyCustom Label 3 is emptyBookBook 7.95USD shopify_5546620289Making the most of spiritual direction By antonio p. villahozmany already appreciate the importance of spiritual direction in the interior life. but having a good director is not enough. one must also know how to make the most of spiritual direction.this book will help you to prepare well for your time in spiritual direction. it describes the four keys to a successful conversation with your director and offers a list of topics that should be covered. it will help you discern what is important and what is not important to talk about in spiritual direction.making the most of spiritual direction is a helpful aid to beginners and to those with more experience, as well as priests and those entrusted with giving direction to others.https://scepterpublishers.org/products/making-the-most-of-spiritual-directionhttps://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/1193/5190/products/scepter-1145_grande.jpg?v=1527661363Scepter new 5546620289in stockMedia > BooksCustom Label 0 is emptyCustom Label 1 is emptyCustom Label 2 is emptyCustom Label 3 is emptyBookBook 3.95USD shopify_5545624001Man and values - a personalist anthropology By cormac burkethe purpose of this book is to examine the main elements or factors of human existence, which if properly put together, can give shape to a fulfilled life. the book asks fundamental questions and proposes answers. but its chief purpose is, in the author's words, to expand horizons, so that the reader can provide his own answers and examine where they may lead.https://scepterpublishers.org/products/man-and-valueshttps://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/1193/5190/products/scepter-1113_grande.jpg?v=1527661364Scepter new 5545624001in stockMedia > BooksCustom Label 0 is emptyCustom Label 1 is emptyCustom Label 2 is emptyCustom Label 3 is emptyBookBook 14.95USD shopify_5494103361Marcus By michael e. gieslerin second-century rome, marcus tries to resume his life as a student of philosophy at the athenaeum. his sister, junia, had been executed in the amphitheater for the crime of becoming a christian. a few weeks after her death, marcus himself is saved from being run over by a reckless charioteer. a young passerby, a samarian, instinctively throws him out of the path of danger. and through this selfless act of a stranger, marcus is led to share a new world based on truth and love, but a world beset with new dangers.continuing the story of junia and of early christian experience in the roman empire, marcus reveals how the followers of jesus, the christ, began to transform pagan society. social and family connections intertwine with friendship and betrayal, prejudice and loyalty, as those who are drawn to the way must make decisions that define their own lives and forever change the world in which they live.https://scepterpublishers.org/products/marcushttps://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/1193/5190/products/scepter-1035_grande.jpg?v=1527661364Scepter new 5494103361in stockMedia > BooksCustom Label 0 is emptyCustom Label 1 is emptyCustom Label 2 is emptyCustom Label 3 is emptyBookBook 9.95USD shopify_5553973697Marriage: a path to sanctity By javier abad and e. fenoybased on scripture, documents of the magisterium, and the works of trustworthy spiritual guides, this is a compact, complete, and inspiring guide to the nobility and beauty of christian marriage.authors javier abad and eugenio fenoy examine marriage as a vocation, the nature of spousal love, the true nature of responsible parenthood, chastity in marriage, and the sanctification of matrimony. they also take on the hard questions: contraception, sexuality, and more - making this a complete guidebook for married couples and those preparing for or thinking about marriage.https://scepterpublishers.org/products/marriage-a-path-to-sanctityhttps://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/1193/5190/products/scepter-1079_x_grande.jpg?v=1527661366Sinag-Tala Publishers new 5553973697in stockMedia > BooksCustom Label 0 is emptyCustom Label 1 is emptyCustom Label 2 is emptyCustom Label 3 is emptyBookBook 11.95USD shopify_5545360769Mary of nazareth By federico suarezfederico suarez here explores the annunciation, the visitation, the presentation in the temple, mary's hidden life, the wedding at cana, and mary's sorrows at the cross. he does so to show that the blessed mother is not just to be admired, but to be imitated by every christian. suarez pays particular attention to the concept of vocation in mary's life, depicting her as the supreme example of one who strove for holiness in every condition in which she found herself. this book helps you do likewise.https://scepterpublishers.org/products/mary-of-nazarethhttps://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/1193/5190/products/scepter-1011_grande.jpg?v=1527661366Scepter new 5545360769in stockMedia > BooksCustom Label 0 is emptyCustom Label 1 is emptyCustom Label 2 is emptyCustom Label 3 is emptyBookBook 11.95USD shopify_5545397761Mary, mother of the redeemer By juan luis basterothis textbook, based on lectures given at the university of navarre, is a systematic study of the person of mary, the mother of jesus of nazareth, true god and true man and redeemer of mankind. after introductory chapters that approach the subject from conceptual and historical angles, the book then discusses what revelation says about the woman who, in the fullness of time, bore in her womb the pre-existent son of god. there follows a study of mary's perfections, such as the church believes them; these chapters are written in a 'genetic' way, examining how appreciation of each perfection developed over the past two thousand years. the last chapter deals with marian devotion.https://scepterpublishers.org/products/mary-mother-of-the-redeemerhttps://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/1193/5190/products/scepter-1017_grande.jpg?v=1527661366Scepter new 5545397761in stockMedia > BooksCustom Label 0 is emptyCustom Label 1 is emptyCustom Label 2 is emptyCustom Label 3 is emptyBookBook 24.95USD shopify_5545367745Mary, the mother of jesus By franz willampalestine had been at the crossroads of cultural conflict and influence for centuries when it gave birth to the new religion of christianity. although many books describe the events of the incarnation, life, and death of jesus christ, few attempt to provide a deeper background into the culture and mentality of those who lived as christ began his mission on earth.in this reprint, franz willam explores the scriptural and cultural roots of christianity at its beginnings. he thus illuminates the events that took place in the life of jesus and his parents so that modern readers can appreciate the lessons of ordinary struggle that those first believers practiced.https://scepterpublishers.org/products/mary-the-mother-of-jesushttps://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/1193/5190/products/scepter-1180_grande.jpg?v=1527661367Scepter new 5545367745in stockMedia > BooksCustom Label 0 is emptyCustom Label 1 is emptyCustom Label 2 is emptyCustom Label 3 is emptyBookBook 19.95USD shopify_5850544065Meditations on the passion By susanna tamarothe cross and the resurrection are central to being christian. but many of the meditations we read for the stations of the cross at easter seem outdated. written, it seems, many years ago, before the world got so complicated. author susanna tamaro is an award-winning italian novelist and director. born in a middle class family in trieste, italy. in 1994, she wrote "follow your heart", which became one of the most popular italian books in the 20th century. in 'meditations on the passion,' tamaro helps us relive the greatest drama in human history. she shows us how to overcome all the obstacles in the modern world to live a life empowered by faith. as we contemplate the fourteen stations of the cross, tamaro leads us from where we are, in the middle of the world, with all our twenty-first century preoccupations, and guides us down the path that reunites us with christ.this is an excellent book for groups. with color pictures that illustrate each station of the cross, this book will help readers, or those who make this devotion, to draw new insights from the christ's journey to calvary.https://scepterpublishers.org/products/meditations-on-the-passionhttps://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/1193/5190/products/meditations_on_the_passion_grande.jpg?v=1527661368Scepter new 5850544065in stockMedia > BooksCustom Label 0 is emptyCustom Label 1 is emptyCustom Label 2 is emptyCustom Label 3 is emptyBookBook 7.95USD shopify_5544961985Meeting saint josemaría escrivá dvd In the last three years of his life, st. josemaría escrivá travelled through several countries in europe and south america meeting large groups of people in different cities of the world.this dvd contains abridged films of six of these meetings in different countries, each lasting approximately 30 minutes. the dvd also includes a short 18 minute biography of st. josemaría called the joy of holiness.https://scepterpublishers.org/products/meeting-saint-josemaria-escriva-dvdhttps://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/1193/5190/products/scepter-1182_grande.jpg?v=1527661368Scepter new 5544961985in stockMedia > BooksCustom Label 0 is emptyCustom Label 1 is emptyCustom Label 2 is emptyCustom Label 3 is emptyDVDDVD 24.95USD shopify_336662888471Message of hope Edited by john r. waissthe words of pope benedict xvi in the united states. message of hope gathers together the impressive words pope benedict xvi imparted during his u.s. pastoral visit in april, 2008. to help readers absorb and understand his profound message of hope the book includes questions for study, discussion, and personal reflection. it also includes four pages of color photos and an annotated index of themes.https://scepterpublishers.org/products/message-of-hopehttps://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/1193/5190/products/51jYz4IrnfL_grande.jpg?v=1527661369Scepter new 336662888471in stockMedia > BooksCustom Label 0 is emptyCustom Label 1 is emptyCustom Label 2 is emptyCustom Label 3 is emptyBookBook 9.95USD shopify_5546874561My angel will go before you By georges huberdo angels exist? are they not just a pious fiction invented to please children like santa claus? in this era of high technology does it make sense to seek the help of the guardian angels? this book on angels...is not a theoretical treatise; it answers questions people are asking and does so in a very practical way. this book on angels, with an impressive introduction by the late cardinal charles journet, addresses the ordinary person. it is not a theological treatise; it answers questions people are asking and does so in a very practical way, using arguments from authority, the experience of recent popes, the teaching of vatican ii, the evidence of the bible and the liturgy, and the writings of saints and masters of the spiritual life. - l'osservatore romano     https://scepterpublishers.org/products/my-angel-will-go-before-youhttps://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/1193/5190/products/scepter-1015_grande.jpg?v=1527661371Four Courts Press new 5546874561in stockMedia > BooksCustom Label 0 is emptyCustom Label 1 is emptyCustom Label 2 is emptyCustom Label 3 is emptyBookBook 11.95USD shopify_586516693015My catholic children's bible Bring scripture to life with the inspiring and engaging stories in my catholic children’s bible!children will love the vivid story-telling!parents and educators will love how it:introduces a child to holy scripture,explains the importance of scripture in the life of the churchhelps a child create an active relationship with jesusand most importantly, assures a child of god’s love.filled with over 100 full-color illustrations depicting favorite scenes in the bible, a special “living with the word of god” section, and a collection of catholic prayers, my catholic children’s bible is a must-have gift for every child and every family.https://scepterpublishers.org/products/my-catholic-childrens-biblehttps://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/1193/5190/products/MyCatholicChildrensBible_b4a0b841-5fd0-4e43-9e61-2ed71177f163_grande.jpg?v=1527661372Scepter new 586516693015in stockMedia > BooksCustom Label 0 is emptyCustom Label 1 is emptyCustom Label 2 is emptyCustom Label 3 is emptyBookBook 24.95USD shopify_5545384257Mystical rose By john henry cardinal newmanfrom the pen of the most renowned catholic thinker of the nineteenth century comes this explanation of the church's devotion to mary. newman examines the new testament and the writings of the church fathers to show that this devotion is on a firm apostolic foundation. then he explains the doctrinal bases of the titles given to our lady in the litany of loreto: mystical rose, house of gold, mirror of justice, queen of angels, tower of ivory, singular vessel of devotion, queen of martyrs, and more. newman's deep insights into our lady will deepen your love for the mother of god.https://scepterpublishers.org/products/mystical-rosehttps://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/1193/5190/products/scepter-1031_grande.jpg?v=1527661372Scepter new 5545384257in stockMedia > BooksCustom Label 0 is emptyCustom Label 1 is emptyCustom Label 2 is emptyCustom Label 3 is emptyBookBook 11.95USD shopify_5493646337Navarre new testament, 12-volume set This twelve-volume set of commentaries on all twenty-seven books of the new testament gives you the complete english (revised standard version, catholic edition) and latin (new vulgate) texts of each book, plus extensive and faithfully catholic explanations of the scriptural texts and their implications for everyday life. compiled by the faculty of the university of navarre, the commentaries draw on a huge variety of sources: church documents, the writings of the fathers and doctors of the church, and the work of prominent modern spiritual writers, chiefly st. josemaria escriva, who initiated this massive project. each volume is self-contained, with wide-ranging general introductions, introductions to each biblical book, a table of sources cited, maps, and informative notes. scholarly and readable, these volumes are a comprehensive intellectual, historical, and spiritual survey of the riches of the new testament.https://scepterpublishers.org/products/the-navarre-bible-12-volume-sethttps://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/1193/5190/products/3341_grande.jpg?v=1527661373Scepter new 5493646337in stockMedia > BooksCustom Label 0 is emptyCustom Label 1 is emptyCustom Label 2 is emptyCustom Label 3 is emptyBookBook 179.40USD shopify_5414258433New testament, confraternity edition, pocket size This edition of the new testament is small enough (and sturdy enough) to hold up even when it’s tucked into a crowded pocket or purse. as such, it’s perfect to carry with you for those moments in line or in waiting rooms when you can take some time for a moment’s consolation from the word of god. a reprint of the reliable confraternity edition published in 1941, the type in this pocket-size volume is large enough to read with ease,and features a convenient ribbon place marker.https://scepterpublishers.org/products/the-new-testament-confraterntiy-pocket-editionhttps://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/1193/5190/products/NT_grande.jpg?v=1527661374Scepter new 5414258433in stockMedia > BooksCustom Label 0 is emptyCustom Label 1 is emptyCustom Label 2 is emptyCustom Label 3 is emptyBookBook 11.95USD shopify_5494997569No longer a stray By terry deffenbaughfr. terry deffenbaugh, osa, has worked with young people for many years, through his work counseling and giving retreats.this book will grab the imagination of many young people, as well as adults who are young at heart. they will become good friends of christ and embrace his mission and make it their own. they will be surprised and hurt by those who oppose christ, horrified by his passion and death. but they will begin to understand the redemptive meaning of christ's love and sacrifice, to appreciate the meaning and value of suffering, and then to read the gospel.https://scepterpublishers.org/products/no-longer-a-strayhttps://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/1193/5190/products/scepter-1096_grande.jpg?v=1527661374Scepter new 5494997569in stockMedia > BooksCustom Label 0 is emptyCustom Label 1 is emptyCustom Label 2 is emptyCustom Label 3 is emptyBookBook 9.95USD shopify_5544986689Opus dei in the church Opus dei’s establishment as a personal prelature was a seminal event in the life of the church, with important implications for every catholic. now three theologians and members of opus dei — pedro rodriguez, fernando ocáriz, and josé luis illanes — explore the significance of opus dei and its place in the church as a whole. they examine opus dei’s mission in the context of the church’s larger work, plus a host of related issues: the vocation to opus dei in relation to the church’s vocation to holiness; the nature of that vocation for people in different states in life; the proper role of the christian in the secular world and opus dei’s call for the sanctification of ordinary life; and much more. here, then, is an in-depth guide to understanding the role and importance of this key apostolate.https://scepterpublishers.org/products/opus-dei-in-the-church-1https://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/1193/5190/products/scepter-1149_grande.jpg?v=1527661376Scepter new 5544986689in stockMedia > BooksCustom Label 0 is emptyCustom Label 1 is emptyCustom Label 2 is emptyCustom Label 3 is emptyBookBook 14.95USD shopify_492134596631Ordinary life and holiness in the teaching of st. josemaria escriva Descriptionby ernst burkhart and javier lópezthis first of a three-volume spiritual theology provides a deeper, enriched presentation of the teaching of st. josemaría on the vocation to holiness in ordinary life, as lived out by lay faithful and secular clergy. the introduction provides an historical and theological context for the three parts of this first volume. the first part deals with the ultimate end of christian life, the second part develops the subject of the christian as a free child of god, and the third part explains the spiritual means to use in order to reach our end in god. indexed and with extensive new quotations from the writings of st. josemaría escrivá. the present work, in three volumes, is the first attempt to gather together systematically the whole of st. josemaría’s message about the sanctification of professional work and all daily lifeauthors  bio'sernst burkhart (born in vienna, 1945) and javier lópez (born in madrid, 1949) are priests of the prelature of opus dei. both have been theology professors at the pontifical university of the holy cross in rome. both knew st. josemaría escrivá and lived in rome with him in the 1970s. https://scepterpublishers.org/products/ordinary-life-and-holiness-in-the-teaching-of-st-josemaria-escrivahttps://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/1193/5190/products/Ordinary_Holiness_cover_rev2-page-001_grande.jpg?v=1527661377Scepter new 492134596631in stockMedia > BooksCustom Label 0 is emptyCustom Label 1 is emptyCustom Label 2 is emptyCustom Label 3 is emptyBookBook 19.95USD shopify_492036587543Our lives in his hands: an ordinary couple's path to holiness Descriptionby olga marlinone of the young men who accompanied st. josemaría escrivá on his escape to freedom during the spanish civil war was tomás alvira. he wished to follow the founder of opus dei in a life of apostolic dedication, but as a married, rather than a single, person. st. josemaría advised him to wait and, at the right time, he could become part of opus dei as well as be a family man with wife and children, which happened within 10 years. this is the story of the life and adventures of tomás and his wife paquita, who raised a large family and whose cause of holiness is now progressing through the approval process of the catholic churchauthors bioolga marlin (new york, 1934) studied in trinity college dublin where she obtained an m.a. with a view to becoming a teacher. while there, she met and joined opus dei in 1955. in 1957 she studied in rome for an academic year, where she interacted with the founder on a number of occasions. in 1960 josemaría escrivá invited olga to join the first group of women going to africa to start the work in kenya. they founded kianda college in 1961, followed by other initiatives which olga relates in her book to africa with a dream (2002). in 2011 olga was awarded a d. litt. (honoris causa) by strathmore university.editorial reviews this important step forward in the beatification process of your parents was also a reason of great joy for me. . . . this truth of authentic marriage and family as an image of god himself, father, son, and holy spirit, needs to be emphasized more than ever today.—cardinal antonio rouco, archbishop of madrid, to the alvira family,after opening the diocesan phase of the cause of canonizationof their parents, 19 february 2009.this is the story of a couple who were neither “simply normal” nor “purely wonderful,” but who were wonderfully normal. . . . this was the “essential” in the lives of paquita and tomás, with an important nuance: the manner in which they translated this wonderful naturalness to their marriage relationship and to the relationships with their children.—dr. rafael alvira, son of paquita and tomás, and philosophyprofessor emeritus of the university of navarre. https://scepterpublishers.org/products/our-lives-in-his-hands-an-ordinary-couples-path-to-holinesshttps://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/1193/5190/products/Alvira_COV_10.31-page-001_grande.jpg?v=1527661378Scepter new 492036587543in stockMedia > BooksCustom Label 0 is emptyCustom Label 1 is emptyCustom Label 2 is emptyCustom Label 3 is emptyBookBook 9.95USD shopify_5547649409Overcoming lukewarmness: healing your soul's sadness By francis fernandez-carvajalwe are all prone to a sleepiness of the soul. that raging fire of love that was once within dwindles slowly, often extinguishing without notice. like an unknown cancer, this spreading toxin clouds your reasoning and enfeebles your will. your spirit feels somehow empty and your joy becomes fleeting if not faded.what can you do?like any relationship of love, the soul's friendship with god must always be reinvented, refreshed, and renewed. when the honeymoon is over, the real work begins.this brilliant volume—fully revised and remastered by the author—will help you to squelch that silent poison within: lukewarmness. from the creator of the internationally best-selling in conversation with god series, this indispensable guide can truly change your life. learn how to defeat the “noonday devil”—that sluggish tepidity within—by rekindling the incomparable joy of following christ.you will find that an unwavering cheerfulness will begin to pervade every area of your being and that what once was dying will be filled with life: the life of true love.https://scepterpublishers.org/products/overcoming-lukewarmness-healing-your-souls-sadnesshttps://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/1193/5190/products/overcomming-lukewarmness_grande.jpg?v=1527661379Scepter new 5547649409in stockMedia > BooksCustom Label 0 is emptyCustom Label 1 is emptyCustom Label 2 is emptyCustom Label 3 is emptyBookBook 9.95USD shopify_5502253057Passionately loving the world (3-pack) In this forceful and illuminating discourse on the obligations of all christians, the founder of opus dei - st. josemaría escrivá - shows the way that holiness can be found in the simplest activities of life.work, family life, friendships and leisure pursuits all provide ample opportunity to bring god into one's daily life. no one needs to abandon anything in order to carry out this effort. it is a question of putting god into each moment of the day through a loving act of service carried out with the best of one's efforts.https://scepterpublishers.org/products/passionately-loving-the-world-3-packhttps://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/1193/5190/products/scepter-1020_grande.jpg?v=1527661380Scepter new 5502253057in stockMedia > BooksCustom Label 0 is emptyCustom Label 1 is emptyCustom Label 2 is emptyCustom Label 3 is emptyBookBook 8.95USD shopify_5547393025Paths to god - building a christian life in the 21st century By bishop javier echevarriahow can a person live his faith seriously in our time? bishop javier echevarria takes up key questions of faith, god’s existence, and the many ways people find their path to god. while focusing on the most important aspects of faith life, he also addresses the causes of the loneliness and isolation that afflict so many people today. particularly insightful are his reflections on suffering.bishop echevarria was born in madrid, spain in 1932. he worked closely with st. josemaría escrivá, the founder of opus dei, from 1953 until his death in 1975. following the death of bishop alvaro del portillo in 1994, he was elected prelate of opus dei and in the following year ordained bishop by pope john paul ii.bishop echevarria has lived in rome during the pontificates of six popes as well as during the second vatican council. this experience, along with his many pastoral visits on six continents, gives him a broad knowledge of the situation of present-day believers and the challenges facing the church throughout the world. he is the author of eight books.https://scepterpublishers.org/products/paths-to-god-building-a-christian-life-in-the-21st-centuryhttps://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/1193/5190/products/scepter-1120_grande.jpg?v=1527661381Scepter new 5547393025in stockMedia > BooksCustom Label 0 is emptyCustom Label 1 is emptyCustom Label 2 is emptyCustom Label 3 is emptyBookBook 7.95USD shopify_5554975553Paul of tarsus description by fr joseph holznerin paul of tarsus, fr. joseph holzner weaves together the new testament’s often sketchy information about the life and mission of st. paul into a unified and inspiring biography.with a novelist’s ability to take you into a scene and a historian’s rigorous concern for accuracy, he traces this noble apostle’s life from his early years as a disciple of the celebrated rabbi gamaliel through his zealous persecution of the church as a pharisee, through his miraculous conversion, his tireless efforts to spread the gospel, and his martyr’s death in imperial rome.along the way, he provides instructive background information about the religious and social situation of paul’s times and the circumstances of his new testament epistles.here, then, is a complete and enlightening introduction st paul the apostle to the gentiles.https://scepterpublishers.org/products/paul-of-tarsushttps://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/1193/5190/products/scepter-1153_grande.jpg?v=1527661381Scepter new 5554975553in stockMedia > BooksCustom Label 0 is emptyCustom Label 1 is emptyCustom Label 2 is emptyCustom Label 3 is emptyBookBook 14.95USD shopify_287584813079Peter the apostle By william thomas walsh"thou art peter, and upon this rock i will build my church" (matthew 16:18). seldom in all history has mere man been charged with such an awesome responsibility as was delegated to the prince of apostles when our lord uttered these words. and it is the story of this humble fisherman, so curiously neglected by modern authors, that william thomas walsh tells so brilliantly. skillfully arranging all the scattered facts that the new testament, tradition, and archaeological discoveries and patient historical research have revealed, he provides a vivid and dramatic record of the hot-headed, impetuous, devoted follow of christ who thrice denied his master and yet was chosen by him to be the keeper of the keys and the head of his church. here is the long, painful, exciting journey travelled by the fisherman of galilee as he is transformed from a figure of shifting sand to one of rock--peter the rock--martyred in rome. it is a glowing and inspiring picture, full of warmth and color, which reproduces the early days of the church, the great figures of early christendom and above all the towering colossus who became the vicar of christ on earth, the first pope.https://scepterpublishers.org/products/peter-the-apostlehttps://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/1193/5190/products/PetertheApostle_grande.jpg?v=1527661381Scepter new 287584813079in stockMedia > BooksCustom Label 0 is emptyCustom Label 1 is emptyCustom Label 2 is emptyCustom Label 3 is emptyBookBook 12.95USD shopify_5545945089Pope francis: keys to his thought By fr. mariano faziofrom 2000 to 2013 cardinal jorge mario bergoglio of buenos aires and msgr. mariano fazio, regional vicar of opus dei, were good friends and frequent collaborators in their native argentina. now the cardinal is known to the whole world as pope francis. in pope francis: keys to his thought, monsignor fazio paints a close-up portrait of his old friend that sheds revealing light on his deep spirituality and the intense pastoral commitment that motivates this remarkable man in his leadership of the catholic church.the book examines major themes in the thought of pope francis--the centrality of evangelization, the need to reach out to people where they are, the intimate connection between faith and culture, the importance of popular piety--and makes clear how all are grounded in his deep love for christ. personal anecdotes dramatize his warm humanity and lively sense of humor.here in short is an intimate and revealing perspective on one of the most exciting and appealing religious figures of our time.https://scepterpublishers.org/products/pope-francis-keys-to-his-thoughthttps://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/1193/5190/products/scepter-1125_grande.jpg?v=1527661382Scepter new 5545945089in stockMedia > BooksCustom Label 0 is emptyCustom Label 1 is emptyCustom Label 2 is emptyCustom Label 3 is emptyBookBook 7.95USD shopify_5548595713Preparing for adolescence: a planning guide for parents By james b. stensonwhy don’t you trust me? why do you tell me what i can’t wear? why do you always correct my manners? if you’re hearing those kinds of questions from your children — or if you know that you’re going to — you need this informative guide. educator james stenson explains here how you can keep your children’s adolescence from being dominated by rebellion and conflict, and how to give your children clear moral direction. he even includes a question-and-answer section to help you plan for troubles before they arise.https://scepterpublishers.org/products/preparing-for-adolescence-a-planning-guide-for-parentshttps://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/1193/5190/products/644_grande.jpg?v=1527661384Scepter new 5548595713in stockMedia > BooksCustom Label 0 is emptyCustom Label 1 is emptyCustom Label 2 is emptyCustom Label 3 is emptyBookBook 4.99USD shopify_665208586263Preparing for peer pressure: a guide for parents of young children By james stensonthe author provides a framework for guidance and discipline for young parents with children under 12. anyone interested in cooping with the forces of consumerism has to begin well before the onset of puberty. this short book, originally published as a scepter booklet in 1988 and frequently reprinted, helps parents strategize for: - forming character and respecting freedom. - learning the seven strengths of character. - detecting the danger signals for character weaknesses that lie in the home itself.https://scepterpublishers.org/products/preparing-for-peer-pressure-a-guide-for-parents-of-young-childrenhttps://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/1193/5190/products/Preparing_for_Peer_Pressure_grande.jpg?v=1527661384Scepter new 665208586263in stockMedia > BooksCustom Label 0 is emptyCustom Label 1 is emptyCustom Label 2 is emptyCustom Label 3 is emptyBookBook 7.99USD shopify_5544627969Putting down roots: fr. joseph muzquiz and the growth of opus dei By john f. coverdaleputting down roots by john coverdale (author of uncommon faith) is the exciting story of the beginnings of opus dei in the u.s. it tells how fr. joseph muzquiz came to america in 1949 to begin opus dei with very little money and only a rudimentary command of the language. at the time, only a handful of americans had ever heard of opus dei. but by the time he passed away in 1983, opus dei had put down deep roots in this country.in putting down roots, we learn many remarkable details about fr. joseph’s life including:his first meeting with st. josemaría escrivá, the founder of opus dei.his tireless efforts, first as a layman, then as a priest, to spread opus dei in spain during the 1940s.his remarkable faith beginning opus dei with salvador ferigle in the u.s. with no money, few contacts, and a very rudimentary command of english.the many heroic virtues he lived, earning him a reputation as an unusually holy priest.today, many people in the united states and in other countries pray to fr. joseph, as he was called in this country, and hope that one day the church will declare him a saint. this book explains why.putting down roots contains eight pages of photos.https://scepterpublishers.org/products/putting-down-roots-fr-joseph-muzquiz-and-the-growth-of-opus-deihttps://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/1193/5190/products/scepter-1141_grande.jpg?v=1527661385Scepter new 5544627969in stockMedia > BooksCustom Label 0 is emptyCustom Label 1 is emptyCustom Label 2 is emptyCustom Label 3 is emptyBookBook 7.95USD shopify_5547785281Real mercy: mary, forgiveness and trust By fr. jacques philippein real mercy, father jacques philippe turns his focus on mercy in this book that developed from talks given on the first three days of the year of mercy beginning dec. 8, 2015.on that feast day of the immaculate conception, he explored how mary, the mother of jesus, is an exemplar of mercy to the church and the entire world. in a discreet but vital way she dispenses graces and favors with the compassion of a mother. his second essay on forgiveness in families hits home with everyone. no one has escaped the ill feeling and bitterness caused by strife and misunderstanding within the family, and yet the same family is intended to be the path for both earthly and eternal happiness. the author brings to light vivid examples of how lack of forgiveness causes severe damage while forgiveness heals and restores broken relationships. finally, he uses the writings of st. therese of lisieux to show how trust in god’s mercy leads to extraordinary supernatural effects in one’s life and in the lives of those one touches.view fr. jacques philippe's website and app (www.frjacquesphilippe.com)https://scepterpublishers.org/products/real-mercyhttps://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/1193/5190/products/RealMercy_grande.JPG?v=1527661386Scepter new 5547785281in stockMedia > BooksCustom Label 0 is emptyCustom Label 1 is emptyCustom Label 2 is emptyCustom Label 3 is emptyBookBook 8.95USD shopify_5547359297Remain in me By andreas schmidtsaint paul’s command to “pray without ceasing” (1 thess 5:17) can seem impossible for the average christian living in the middle of this hectic contemporary world. yet his words are intended as much for those of his time as those of today, and as much for those who labor at home or in the office as for those in monasteries. indeed, the catechism of the catholic church professes the contemplative life, or in other words, a life of constant prayer, as both necessary and attainable.with a strong foundation in church teaching and woven throughout with the classic wisdom of the saints, remain in me is an accessible guide to a timeless call.beginning with a careful outline of what is required to build the contemplative life, both in specified prayer times and in everyday tasks, father andreas schmidt confronts the most common difficulties in personal prayer and explores the fruits of contemplation: growth in holiness, a more powerful experience of the sacraments, increased success in work, and ultimately, a closer and more intimate relationship with god.https://scepterpublishers.org/products/remain-in-mehttps://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/1193/5190/products/remain-in-me-paperback_grande.jpg?v=1527661387Scepter new 5547359297in stockMedia > BooksCustom Label 0 is emptyCustom Label 1 is emptyCustom Label 2 is emptyCustom Label 3 is emptyBookBook 7.95USD shopify_8907739853Rosa, what’s your secret? raising a large family with love By rosa pich“how do you do it? how do you organize, cook, shop, and do laundry for so many people? how can you have peace of mind at home? how do you keep your career going? how do you have fun? rosa, what’s your secret?”rosa pich reveals, in this faith-filled, eye-opening story of her life as the mother of 18 children, how you can be happy and energetic with your kids, whether you have one, two, three… or eighteen of them! whether rosa is sharing with us the picture of daily life in her home, the incredible challenges she has faced, or the adventures that come hand-in-hand with the choice of living large, her immense love for her faith and family shines through her words. so does the immense accountability of responsible parenthood that she takes very seriously. she fills these pages with laugh-out-loud stories, helpful anecdotes, and real-life experiences with her husband, friends, and—of course—her lively brood.rosa pich lives with her family in barcelona, spain. she and her husband postigo currently have the 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scholars to be the best english rendering of holy scripture. this large print edition is the perfect option for those with impaired vision or for reading from a lectern. it features large, clear type and additional materials of interest to all readers.the rsv catholic edition remains the translation used in official church pronouncements and has served as the basis for the scriptural text used in the catechism of the catholic church. old testament and new testament.special features:extra large, 13.5-point type, one of the largest type sizes available in a bible today.section of prayers and devotions of the catholic church that will be familiar to all catholics.16-page section of maps8-page presentation and family history sectionleather bound with ribbon marker and deluxe gift boxthumb 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to provide years of service without the binding splitting or weakening. this pocket nt can be carried easily anywhere, at work, during travel, or at home. useful for everyone, whether just for one’s own reading, for preparation of talks or homilies or commentaries, or as a gift to a friend or family member.https://scepterpublishers.org/products/leather-pocket-new-testamenthttps://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/1193/5190/products/RSV_New_Testament_Black_Leather_grande.png?v=1531895223Scepter new 1364611235863in stockMedia > BooksCustom Label 0 is emptyCustom Label 1 is emptyCustom Label 2 is emptyCustom Label 3 is emptyBookBook 14.95USD shopify_6633561025Rsv pocket new testament Pocket new testament -revised standard version: catholic editionpope francis has repeatedly encouraged everyone to carry always in their pockets the gospels and to read them daily -even in the ordinary moments of the day such as waiting in line or on the bus.  our pocket new testaments are a splendid way to put the 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Label 3 is emptyBookBook 10.95USD shopify_8117141889Saints in the world Saints in the worldin a vigorous engaging style fr. jesus urteaga challenges men and women of today to live up to the high demands of virtue. he shows the importance of human virtue such as courage, fortitude, sincerity and generosity in forming a solid foundation for supernatural life in the midst of the world.“… fury full of hope, a sense of conviction which has no pride in it, for it is founded on faithfulness to the sea of peter. it is about the christian that the church needs today.” l’ osservatore romanohttps://scepterpublishers.org/products/saints-in-the-worldhttps://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/1193/5190/products/9781594170843_Sts_in_The_World_grande.jpg?v=1527661389Scepter new 8117141889in stockMedia > BooksCustom Label 0 is emptyCustom Label 1 is emptyCustom Label 2 is emptyCustom Label 3 is emptyBookBook 11.95USD shopify_5544915713Saxum: the life of alvaro del portillo By john f. coverdaleavailable also as an audiobook on amazon.com, itunes, and audible.com.saxum—the latin word means rock—is the nickname that st. josemaría escrivá, founder of opus dei, bestowed on alvaro del portillo. don alvaro, as he came to be known, was for many years the founder’s closest associate as well as his successor and first prelate of opus dei after it became a personal prelature—a foundational rock for this dynamic international catholic group devoted to promoting sanctity in ordinary life.written in anticipation of bishop del portillo’s september 2014 beatification—his official recognition by the church as “blessed” and a stage on the way to his possible canonization as a saint—the book is a fact-filled biography set against the background of historic events like the spanish civil war and vatican council ii. it depicts a person of powerful integrity and conviction who set aside a promising engineering career to follow the vision embodied in opus dei. don alvaro emerges in these pages as a tower of strength, reliability, and good humor in the face of a host of threats and challenges that might well have defeated a lesser man.john coverdale, an attorney and historian, is the author of two other books detailing the early days of opus dei—uncommon faith, about st. josemaría and his companions during and shortly after the civil war in spain, and putting down roots, about father joseph muzquiz, along with alvaro del portillo one of opus dei’s first priests, who played a key role in introducing it in the united states.https://scepterpublishers.org/products/saxum-the-life-of-alvaro-del-portillohttps://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/1193/5190/products/scepter-1013_grande.jpg?v=1527661390Scepter new 5544915713in stockMedia > BooksCustom Label 0 is emptyCustom Label 1 is emptyCustom Label 2 is emptyCustom Label 3 is emptyBookBook 9.99USD shopify_5468891137Searching for and maintaining peace: a small treatise on peace of heart We live in a day and age characterized by an extraordinary amount of agitation and lack of peace. this tendency manifests itself in our spiritual as well as our secular life. in our search for god and holiness, in our service to our neighbor, a kind of restlessness and anxiety take the place of the confidence and peace which ought to be ours. what must we do to overcome the moments of fear and distress which assail us all too often in our lives? how can we learn to place all our confidence in god and abandon ourselves into his loving care? this is what is taught in this simple, yet profound little treatise on peace of heart. taking concrete examples from our everyday life, the author invites us to respond in a gospel fashion to the upsetting situations we must all confront. since peace of heart is a pure gift of god, it is something we should seek, pursue and ask him for without cease. this book is here to help us in that pursuit.about the author: father jacques philippe is a “shepherd” in the communité du lion de juda in rome. a priest since 1985, he regularly preaches retreats in france and abroad.view fr. jacques philippe's website and app (www.frjacquesphilippe.com)this product is also available in our e-book format:https://scepterpublishers.org/products/searching-for-and-maintaining-peacehttps://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/1193/5190/products/scepter-1067_grande.jpg?v=1527661391Scepter new 5468891137in stockMedia > BooksCustom Label 0 is emptyCustom Label 1 is emptyCustom Label 2 is emptyCustom Label 3 is emptyBookBook 7.95USD shopify_5554917377Self-esteem without selfishness: increasing our capacity for love By fr. michel esparzawe’ve all been exhorted to cultivate self-esteem and nurture a positive self-image. that sounds appealing. but we also know that god calls us to humility. and many well-intentioned christians have it in the back of their minds that being humble means living their lives in a haze of discouragement, anxiety, and preoccupation with their own sinfulness. after all, the only alternative our culture seems to offer is a vacuous “i’m ok, you’re ok” relativism: the false peace that this world gives. we know that can’t be right. so how can we attain the peace god wants for us if we’re mired in self-contempt? how can we spread christian joy if we don’t have any ourselves?in self-esteem without selfishness, fr. michel esparza leads the way out of this conundrum. a lively sense of a father who looks on us with delight and unconditional love, together with a fearless acceptance of our own wretchedness, is the key. fr. esparza teaches us how to cultivate that “humble self-esteem” which neither strays from the truth about the person nor fosters discouragement at our failures. bringing together the best of classic spiritual wisdom and the insights of contemporary psychology, he distinguishes between self-esteem in the shallow, pop-psychology sense and the rightly ordered self-love that is anything but self-centered.https://scepterpublishers.org/products/self-esteem-without-selfishness-increasing-our-capacity-for-lovehttps://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/1193/5190/products/scepter-1089_grande.jpg?v=1527661393Scepter new 5554917377in stockMedia > BooksCustom Label 0 is emptyCustom Label 1 is emptyCustom Label 2 is emptyCustom Label 3 is emptyBookBook 9.95USD shopify_82683297815St josemaria biography Born sixty years before the second vatican council, st. josemaria escriva grew up in a politically volatile spain, where the church struggled to dialogue in a fast changing world. this booklet traces st. josemaria escriva's journey from childhood and family tragedy, vocational struggle and civil war to the personal discovery of his own, fairly revolutionary task of teaching people, ordinary lay people, how to find god in their work. this refreshing account offers moving evidence of  st. josemaria escriva's courage, goodness and originality, and his prophetic contribution towards uncovering the fullness of the apostolate shared by all the baptised, which itself helped prepare the ground for the council.catholic truth society (cts)  is a catholic organization started in the uk when catholicism was legalized about 150 years ago. it publishes apologetics, prayerbooks, spiritual reading, and lives of saints. it is based in london, the united kingdom.https://scepterpublishers.org/products/st-josemaria-biographyhttps://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/1193/5190/products/st-josemaria-escriva_grande.png?v=1527661395Scepter new 82683297815in stockMedia > BooksCustom Label 0 is emptyCustom Label 1 is emptyCustom Label 2 is emptyCustom Label 3 is emptyBookBook 3.95USD shopify_5553635649Successful fathers: the subtle but powerful ways fathers mold their children's characters By james b. stensonit takes hard work to become a good father, and one of the most formidable obstacles confronting fathers is the difficulty of finding good guidance on fatherhood. this booklet gives men much-needed directions on problems fathers face, and reveals twelve commandments of successful fathers: how good fathers raise their children well.veteran educator james stenson shows how to defuse adolescent boys’ defiance and how to form positive father-daughter relationships. best of all, he details what fathers must do — and not do — in order to instill religious faith in their children.listen to author james stenson speak about "successful fathers".https://scepterpublishers.org/products/successful-fathershttps://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/1193/5190/products/scepter-1083_grande.jpg?v=1527661396Scepter new 5553635649in stockMedia > BooksCustom Label 0 is emptyCustom Label 1 is emptyCustom Label 2 is emptyCustom Label 3 is emptyBookBook 4.99USD shopify_5546962817Supremacy and survival By stephanie mannthe persecution of catholics began in 16th century england and tested the church for over 250 years. penal laws labeled catholic believers as traitors and brought fines, imprisonment, and even execution. prominent persons such as thomas more, edmund campion, and margaret clitherow were martyred, while others quietly endured suspicion or harassment to teach and pass on their faith to others, but died peacefully in their beds.the official persecution slowly subsided as threats to england's external power waned in the 17th and 18th centuries. in the 19th century, intellectual converts such as john henry newman and henry manning brought the merits of catholicism a new respect in the eyes of protestant public opinion. this enabled the unfolding of a wide-ranging apologetic that would fall to 20th century figures such as g.k. chesterton, hilaire belloc, and ronald knox.this book tells the story of the catholic church's survival and restoration in one land. it serves both as a lesson and a warning of the risks to faith and freedom when absolute power is given free reign.view the supremacy and survival websiteview stephanie mann's bloghttps://scepterpublishers.org/products/supremacy-and-survivalhttps://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/1193/5190/products/scepter-1122_grande.jpg?v=1527661396Scepter new 5546962817in stockMedia > BooksCustom Label 0 is emptyCustom Label 1 is emptyCustom Label 2 is emptyCustom Label 3 is emptyBookBook 9.95USD shopify_492002213911Team baby Descriptionby julia dee and ida gazzolathe authors, both raising large families, share the wisdom, passed down generations, of effective and joyful motherhood, as well as peaceful and happy families. going beyond "schedule," they describe successful teamwork between parents and baby, fulfilling routine, mutual support, and how to achieve a peaceful family rhythm. instead of dictating what you should do, this book gives you tools to develop your own practical patterns and tranquil flow of life with baby.authors biojulia dee completed her education in sydney, australia in hotel and tourism management and dreamed of running a bed & breakfast in the mountains. now she runs a bed breakfast, lunch, and dinner for 10! she competed nationally in tennis and loves to back-country ski. she resides with her husband and 10 children in british columbia, canadaida gazzola  is mom to 6 girls and 1 boy, loves the outdoors and being withher family. before embarking on the adventure of marriage and family life,she studied english, law, and finance and worked in the financial industry.she resides with her family in british columbia, canada.testimonies pattimother of 2 "by using julia’s sleeping plan with our second child things went quite differently. we were able to get her to sleep through the night after 6 weeks! i would highly recommend using julia’s sleeping plan for your baby. it would greatly benefit family life as a good night’s sleep is very important to the well being of each family member!"lisa mother of 5 including twins  "short term pain = long term gain. i remember it being a bit tough at first but then the babies slept so well!! more sleep for mamma = happy mamma = happy family." francesmom of 7 and blogger at www.ilovemygrowingfamily.com"i was flexible with each child and with the simple instructions i was able to be a better wife and mom due to following the basic premise of a parent directed feeding schedule. i noticed the kids felt more secure and calmer knowing their mom was in charge of when they ate and they didn’t need to cry to be fed. i would encourage all moms to try this method and make modifications for each child as all children are different and unique." erica mother of 6, including twins"with the twins, the schedule was really the best. working with the babies, i got them on the same schedule so that my day was much more organized and i had time for housework as well as more time to spend with the rest of my children. putting them in their bed awake was key since they would soothe themselves and easily fall back to sleep. if i had not worked with them in getting into this routine, they would have been on different schedules."https://scepterpublishers.org/products/team-babyhttps://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/1193/5190/products/Untitled_grande.png?v=1527661397Scepter new 492002213911in stockMedia > BooksCustom Label 0 is emptyCustom Label 1 is emptyCustom Label 2 is emptyCustom Label 3 is emptyBookBook 14.95USD shopify_550830702615The bishop of the abandoned tabernacle Descriptionselected writings from saint manuel gonzalez garciaby victoria schneiderst. manuel felt called to the priesthood at the age of 12. after his ordination in 1901, he was sent to preach at a church which he found to be unclean and abandoned. there, praying before a tabernacle covered in dust and cobwebs, with torn altar cloths and oil dripping onto the floor from the sanctuary lamp, he decided to dedicate his life to providing for jesus’ needs in the tabernacle. this poor, abandoned tabernacle taught the young priest more about the love of jesus than his years of theological study. it marked his entire life from that moment. he dedicated himself until his death to spreading devotion to the eucharist, proclaiming these words which he would go on to choose for his epitaph: “jesus is here! he is here! do not abandon him!” this saintly bishop will help you to receive holy communion more fervently and to love jesus more deeply in eucharistic adoration. this book will awaken you to a new experience of our lord — that you may see, hear, love, and console “love who is not loved.”author biovictoria schneider is a language translator. she and her husband harald live in maryland and both collaborate in and coordinate perpetual eucharistic adoration for their parish. this experience has impelled her to translate and compile saint manuel's writings, so that we might all learn from the one who wrote: "jesus is with us in each and every tabernacle on earth! do not abandon him!"words of praise“how real they are for our times the life, the message and the testimony of st. manuel. it is not by chance that the canonization takes place at this moment in which along with a powerful call for evangelization by the sign of charity, we hear the same call to center our lives, the lives of the priests and of the christian communities in the eucharist and in eucharistic adoration. let’s not be deaf to the voice of the lord, nor be blind to the signs our lord is offering us in these times that we live.” (cardinal antonio cañizares, mass of thanksgiving, valencia, oct. 2016)“saint manuel believed very strongly in the real presence of the eucharist. once he was asked how many hours we should pray. he answered: ‘twenty-four hours a day, because when a soul gives herself to god, she belongs to him all the time.’ his ideal was to be the host of the paten of his mass and in that way he would live his mass throughout the day.” (cardinal angelo amato, st. mary major basilica, mass of thanksgiving, october 17, 2016)."i ask to be buried next to a tabernacle, so that my bones, after death, as my tongue and my pen in life, are saying to those who pass: there is jesus! there it is! do not leave him abandoned!" saint manuel gonzález garcíahttps://scepterpublishers.org/products/the-bishop-of-the-abandoned-tabernaclehttps://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/1193/5190/products/Bishop_cover_11.7-page-001_grande.jpg?v=1527661399Scepter new 550830702615in stockMedia > BooksCustom Label 0 is emptyCustom Label 1 is emptyCustom Label 2 is emptyCustom Label 3 is emptyBookBook 7.95USD shopify_8917730189The eight doors of the kingdom: meditations on the beatitudes Descriptionby fr. jacques philippethe gospel of st. matthew shares with us astonishing words of jesus: a promise of everlasting happiness, far removed from the usual recipes for gratification.blessed are the poor in spirit! blessed are those who mourn!  happy are the meek!...fr. jacques shares with us a profound clarity to the full scope of meaning behind christ’s eight beatitudes, and in turn, outlines for us a way in which we can live them in our daily lives. we learn how each beatitude gives insight into how we can situate ourselves in an honest and fulfilling relationship with god, with oneself, and with others, and how to confront head-on the difficult realities of life.author biofr. jacques philippe is a member of the community of the beatitudes, founded in france in 1973. after studying in nazareth, jerusalem, and rome, he was ordained a priest in 1985. he primarily devotes himself to spiritual direction and preaching retreats internationally, and his published books on spirituality are the consolidated result of such work. his books real mercy, interior freedom, fire & light, and thirsting for prayer, among others, are also available from scepter. you can find out more about fr. philippe and his preaching schedule at frjacquesphilippe.comhttps://scepterpublishers.org/products/the-eight-doors-of-the-kingdom-meditations-on-the-beatitudeshttps://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/1193/5190/products/Eight-Doors-To-The-Kingdom2100x1400_grande.jpg?v=1527661401Scepter new 8917730189in stockMedia > BooksCustom Label 0 is emptyCustom Label 1 is emptyCustom Label 2 is emptyCustom Label 3 is emptyBookBook 9.95USD shopify_5555028417The faith applied By jean daujatfirst published in 1963 in english from the original french edition, the faith applied emphasizes the importance of both doctrinal knowledge and ascetical practice as a means of insuring serious personal commitment in living the faith.author jean daujat explains the demands of christian faith with clarity so that one may struggle to live them well. beginning with life’s ultimate aim—salvation—he progresses through the subjects of charity, perfection of virtue, prayer, presence of god, interior struggle, union with the life of jesus christ, and finally the sacraments, scripture and spiritual direction. this work provides a complete spiritual overview to show what is necessary to take one’s faith more seriously and to live it with a great spirit of struggle.https://scepterpublishers.org/products/the-faith-appliedhttps://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/1193/5190/products/scepter-1131_grande.jpg?v=1527661402Scepter new 5555028417in stockMedia > BooksCustom Label 0 is emptyCustom Label 1 is emptyCustom Label 2 is emptyCustom Label 3 is emptyBookBook 7.95USD shopify_5546677249The faith explained By leo tresethe faith explained is an all-in-one handbook to help you understand, explain, and defend the great truths of the catholic faith. in brief and readable chapters, it explains the purpose of human existence, god and his perfections, the creation and fall of man, the incarnation, the redemption, the sacraments, sacramentals, prayer, the importance of the bible, and much more. perfect for rcia classes, this book is also a magnificent refresher course on the faith for catholics and an illuminating resource for non-catholics with questions about the church.https://scepterpublishers.org/products/the-faith-explainedhttps://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/1193/5190/products/scepter-1046_grande.jpg?v=1527661402Scepter new 5546677249in stockMedia > BooksCustom Label 0 is emptyCustom Label 1 is emptyCustom Label 2 is emptyCustom Label 3 is emptyBookBook 7.95USD shopify_5554795649The faith explained today By joe babendreierwritten in the same style and spirit as the classic best-seller the faith explained by leo trese, the faith explained today by joe babendreier offers an explanation of the faith that is easily accessible to modern readers, especially students and young adults. the book is in six parts and covers the full spectrum of church teaching over the last 2,000 years. these parts include:what christians believehow god revealsmoralitythe way christians worshipthe human personprayercomplete with review questions at the end of each chapter and frequent use of writings from sacred scripture, the saints, spiritual writers, and the magisterium, this book will help you understand what god revealed through jesus christ, as the church has believed it, preserved it, and treasured it from the beginning. https://scepterpublishers.org/products/the-faith-explained-todayhttps://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/1193/5190/products/scepter-1052_grande.jpg?v=1527661403Scepter new 5554795649in stockMedia > BooksCustom Label 0 is emptyCustom Label 1 is emptyCustom Label 2 is emptyCustom Label 3 is emptyBookBook 9.95USD shopify_9763609037The father and his family: a guidebook for aspiring, new, and experienced fathers Descriptionby michael moynihanthe father and his family provides aspiring, new, and experienced fathers perspective on the challenges faced by those striving to be faithful to the vocation of fatherhood today.how can a father balance the demands of work and family life?how can a father foster happiness, order, and peace in his home (even in the midst of a whirlwind of activity)?what do his daughters and sons particularly need from him?written in an engaging narrative style, the author provides practical advice, amusing observations, insightful reflections, and another voice for men to dialogue with on topics of importance to fathers today.the authormichael moynihan lives in rockville, md with his wife, angela, and eleven children. he is the head of the upper school at the heights school, an independent day school for boys grades 3 - 12. in his free time michael enjoys family excursions, reading books aloud with his children, hiking, and camping.https://scepterpublishers.org/products/the-father-and-his-familyhttps://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/1193/5190/products/Father_And_His_Family_grande.jpg?v=1527661403Scepter new 9763609037in stockMedia > BooksCustom Label 0 is emptyCustom Label 1 is emptyCustom Label 2 is emptyCustom Label 3 is emptyBookBook 7.95USD shopify_5502157249The forge (mini edition) The forge is the third collection of st. josemaría’s refreshingly brief but profoundly weighty reflections and meditations on how to live the christian life to its absolute fullest.like the way and furrow, it gives you practical and pointed material for meditation that will help you take your spiritual responsibilities more seriously and move ever closer to the all-consuming forge of god’s love.st. josemaría wrote these 1,055 aphorisms, observations, and exhortations in order to enkindle within you a desire for holiness and apostolate.author biographyst. josemaria escriva was born in spain in 1902 and was ordained a priest in 1926. in 1928, he received the divine inspiration to found opus dei, a catholic organization of lay people and priests who try to grow close to god through their ordinary lives. st. josemaria died in 1975 and was canonized by pope john paul ii in 2002.https://scepterpublishers.org/products/the-forge-mini-editionhttps://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/1193/5190/products/scepter-1060_grande.jpg?v=1527661405Scepter new 5502157249in stockMedia > BooksCustom Label 0 is emptyCustom Label 1 is emptyCustom Label 2 is emptyCustom Label 3 is emptyBookBook 5.95USD shopify_10348066893The forge (pocket edition) The forge is the third collection of st. josemaría’s refreshingly brief but profoundly weighty reflections and meditations on how to live the christian life to its absolute fullest.like the way and furrow, it gives you practical and pointed material for meditation that will help you take your spiritual responsibilities more seriously and move ever closer to the all-consuming forge of god’s love.st. josemaría wrote these 1,055 aphorisms, observations, and exhortations in order to enkindle within you a desire for holiness and apostolate.https://scepterpublishers.org/products/the-forge-pocket-editionhttps://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/1193/5190/products/The-Forge_a91894f8-3d05-4733-882e-a6f68ce6574f_grande.jpg?v=1527661405Scepter new 10348066893in stockMedia > BooksCustom Label 0 is emptyCustom Label 1 is emptyCustom Label 2 is emptyCustom Label 3 is emptyBookBook 9.95USD shopify_5502460993The founder of opus dei, volume i - the early years By vazquez de pradathis is the first volume of three about the life of saint josemaría escrivá. he has been hailed as a pioneer in helping ordinary christians find god in their daily lives. moved as a teenager by footprints of a barefoot carmelite priest in the snow, josemaría felt called to greater generosity in the priesthood and in his struggles to build up opus dei during the outbreak of the spanish civil war.this latest biography is the most extensively researched work on his family history, childhood, adolescence, and young adulthood. the reader benefits from an enormous wealth of details in extensive notes and appendices. accompanying them are excerpts from his correspondence, spiritual writings and testimonials from dozens of friends and acquaintances. the remarkable story continues in volumes ii and iii.https://scepterpublishers.org/products/the-founder-of-opus-dei-volume-ihttps://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/1193/5190/products/scepter-1181_grande.jpg?v=1527661406Scepter new 5502460993in stockMedia > BooksCustom Label 0 is emptyCustom Label 1 is emptyCustom Label 2 is emptyCustom Label 3 is emptyBookBook 9.95USD shopify_5544592513The founder of opus dei, volume ii - god and daring By vazquez de pradathis second volume of the three-volume biography of st. josemaría covers one of the most remarkable periods of his life: from the outbreak of the civil war in 1936 to his departure for rome in 1946. in republican spain fierce anti-catholic persecution led st. josemaría to do his priestly work in secret, fully aware that if caught, he would be executed - as were 6000 other priests. this book recounts the saint's dangerous journey across the pyrenees to the nationalist zone, where he could exercise his priestly ministry more freely, his tireless labors to counter (with both heroic charity and determination) the slanders that threatened to overwhelm opus dei, and more. here is an unforgettable picture of the saint's activity during the years of crisis that threatened to obliterate his great gift to the church: opus dei.https://scepterpublishers.org/products/the-founder-of-opus-dei-volume-iihttps://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/1193/5190/products/scepter-1184_grande.jpg?v=1527661407Scepter new 5544592513in stockMedia > BooksCustom Label 0 is emptyCustom Label 1 is emptyCustom Label 2 is emptyCustom Label 3 is emptyBookBook 9.95USD shopify_5502460097The founder of opus dei, volume iii - the divine ways on earth By vazquez de pradadream, and your dreams will fall short, saint josemaría escrivá told early members of opus dei. this third and final volume of the most extensively researched work on the founder of opus dei covers his years in rome, from 1946 until his death there in 1975. it describes how opus dei overcame major obstacles and blossomed from a handful of members in spain into a worldwide institution, with more than 60,000 members of 80 nationalities. andres vazquez de prada, a spanish diplomat, writer, and historian who knew saint josemaría personally, narrates the story, using previously unpublished letters, diaries, and other sources from the archives of the prelature of opus dei.https://scepterpublishers.org/products/the-founder-of-opus-dei-volume-iii-the-divine-ways-on-earthhttps://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/1193/5190/products/scepter-1163_grande.jpg?v=1527661407Scepter new 5502460097in stockMedia > BooksCustom Label 0 is emptyCustom Label 1 is emptyCustom Label 2 is emptyCustom Label 3 is emptyBookBook 9.95USD shopify_5548091201The four last things By st. thomas morein the four last things, more prescribes frequent meditation on death, judgment, pain and joy in order to combat the spiritual diseases of pride, covetousness, lust, anger, gluttony, envy and sloth.the supplication of souls is more's vigorous, humorous, and artful defense of one of the flashpoints of the reformation: the catholic dogma of purgatory. it is his devastating response to a defamatory political tract that claimed that the greed and corruption of english clergymen stemmed from their insistence on being paid to pray for the dead. a dialogue on conscience sets forth more's reasons for refusing to abjure his catholic faith by taking the oath of allegiance to king henry viii as the head of the church in england. it illustrates why more has a deserved place among the church's greatest saints and martyrs.https://scepterpublishers.org/products/the-four-last-thingshttps://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/1193/5190/products/scepter-1186_grande.jpg?v=1527661408Scepter new 5548091201in stockMedia > BooksCustom Label 0 is emptyCustom Label 1 is emptyCustom Label 2 is emptyCustom Label 3 is emptyBookBook 14.95USD shopify_9760757453The friendship of christ: exploring the humanity of jesus christ By robert hugh bensonit is at once the privilege and the burden of catholics that they know so much of jesus christ. it is their privilege, since an intelligent knowledge of the person and the attributes and the achievements of incarnate god is an infinitely greater wisdom than all the rest of the sciences put together. to have a knowledge of the creator is incalculably a more noble thing than to have a knowledge of his creation. yet it is a burden as well; for the splendour of this knowledge may be so great as to blind us to the value of its details. the blaze of the divinity to him who sees it may be so bright as to bewilder him with regard to the humanity. the unity of the wood vanishes in the perfection of the trees. catholics then, above all others, are prone -- through their very knowledge of the mysteries of faith, through their very apprehension of jesus christ as their god, their high priest, their victim, their prophet and their king -- to forget that his delights are to be with the sons of men more than to rule the seraphim, that, while his majesty held him on the throne of his father, his love brought him down on pilgrimage that he might transform his servants into his friends. for example, devout souls often complain of their loneliness on earth. they pray, they frequent the sacraments, they do their utmost to fulfil the christian precepts; and, when all is done, they find themselves solitary. there could scarcely be a more evident proof of their failure to understand one at least of the great motives of the incarnation. they adore christ as god, they feed on him in communion, cleanse themselves in his precious blood, look to the time when they shall see him as their judge; yet of that intimate knowledge of and companionship with him in which the divine friendship consists, they have experienced little or nothing. they long, they say, for one who can stand by their side and upon their own level, who can not merely remove suffering, but can himself suffer with them, one to whom they can express in silence the thoughts which no speech can utter; and they seem not to understand that this is the very post which jesus christ himself desires to win, that the supreme longing of his sacred heart is that he should be admitted, not merely to the throne of the heart or to the tribunal of conscience, but to that inner secret chamber of the soul where a man is most himself, and therefore most utterly alone.https://scepterpublishers.org/products/the-friendship-of-christhttps://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/1193/5190/products/The_Friendship_of_Christ_grande.jpg?v=1527661408Scepter new 9760757453in stockMedia > BooksCustom Label 0 is emptyCustom Label 1 is emptyCustom Label 2 is emptyCustom Label 3 is emptyBookBook 11.95USD shopify_5545636033The holy spirit By edward leenfirst published at the outbreak of world war ii, the holy ghost (renamed the holy spirit for this printing) answers the need of many people for a deeper and more accurate knowledge of the holy spirit. the holy spirit's role in creation as the fountain of life and the first of god's gifts is studied along with the spirit's mission, divine filiation, and the principles of supernatural growth.a detailed summary of the book has been prepared by rev. robert p. bucciarelli to enhance reading of the text.https://scepterpublishers.org/products/the-holy-spirithttps://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/1193/5190/products/scepter-1095_grande.jpg?v=1527661410Scepter new 5545636033in stockMedia > BooksCustom Label 0 is emptyCustom Label 1 is emptyCustom Label 2 is emptyCustom Label 3 is emptyBookBook 11.95USD shopify_6288175297The holy spirit within Descriptionst john of avila, proclaimed a doctor of the church in october 2012, offers illuminating insights on the holy spirit in the collection of homilies first published by scepter in 1959. presented as sermons given around the feasts of ascension and pentecost, the saint speaks directly and to the point, yet is thoughtful and affectionate in his style. he proceeds in the form of a dialogue to present the great unknown. the sermons begin with a short introduction and then come to a particular point supported by scripture texts, quotations from the fathers, well-chosen illustrations, and his own original insights.many believers may find these feasts somewhat puzzling and obscure. st. john shows how they are among the greatest feasts in the christian calendar and deserve to be better understood.author biojohn of ávila (spanish: juan de ávila; 6 january 1499 10 may 1569) was a spanish priest, preacher, scholastic author, and religious mystic, who has been declared a saint and doctor of the church by the catholic church. he is called the "apostle of andalusia", for his extensive ministry in that region.https://scepterpublishers.org/products/the-holy-spirit-withinhttps://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/1193/5190/products/Front_Cover_The_Holy_Spirit_Within_grande.JPG?v=1527661411Scepter new 6288175297in stockMedia > BooksCustom Label 0 is emptyCustom Label 1 is emptyCustom Label 2 is emptyCustom Label 3 is emptyBookBook 7.95USD shopify_1469204037655The lawless people of god? authority and freedom in the church This book deals quite frankly with the difficulties some catholics have in following major aspects of church teaching and law. monsignor burke deals with various dimensions of the problem with the crisp clarity one might expect of a former judge of the roman rota. he rests his well-crafted reflections on the premise that the christian faith is in harmony with truth and that the church is the means by which christ comes to us with the truth that begets genuine freedom" (bishop basil meeking, bishop-emeritus of christchurch, new zealand).https://scepterpublishers.org/products/the-lawless-people-of-god-authority-and-freedom-in-the-churchhttps://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/1193/5190/products/Lawless_grande.jpg?v=1540362758Scepter new 1469204037655out of stockMedia > BooksCustom Label 0 is emptyCustom Label 1 is emptyCustom Label 2 is emptyCustom Label 3 is empty 14.95USD shopify_5545712961The life of pico By st. thomas morepresented to modern readers in english for the first time in 500 years, the life of pico is a biography of one of the renaissance’s most famous figures: giovanni pico de la mirandola (1463-94). given more’s demanding personal spiritual life, one would assume that more wishes to praise a famous and virtuous man. but what emerges from this book is quite different. pico turns out to be an extraordinarily virtuous, talented, and wealthy man, but a man nonetheless, who is missing something essential. and so more calls pico “a very spectacle” of virtue.more sees pico as very much like himself, as the two turn out to have very similar life experiences. both carry some scars from difficult or missing relationships with their fathers, both are extremely talented and powerful in their time, and both had been steered toward a religious vocation which they did not embrace.the book is as much a riddle about more as it is an explanation of pico. more’s great-grandson and biographer, cresacre more, claims that thomas more as a young man sought to emulate pico once he decided that his path in life was marriage and not the cloth. the book’s first half contains the abridged account of pico’s life. the second half is more’s rhymed verse on the 12 rules of spiritual battle, the 12 weapons of spiritual battle, and the 12 properties of a lover, followed by pico’s prayer to god. in the last analysis, this biography of pico becomes an exercise in the discernment of true virtue, in the contradictions and difficulties one encounters in the immersion into the world, and at the same time, in the life of god.https://scepterpublishers.org/products/the-life-of-picohttps://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/1193/5190/products/scepter-1025_grande.jpg?v=1527661412Scepter new 5545712961in stockMedia > BooksCustom Label 0 is emptyCustom Label 1 is emptyCustom Label 2 is emptyCustom Label 3 is emptyBookBook 12.95USD shopify_5494258625The maiden of nazareth Descriptionby javier suarez-guanes“when you love someone, you want to know all about his life and character, so as to become like him.” – st. josemariast. josemaria spoke these words about the lord jesus, but they also apply to his blessed mother, mary. the more we love mary, the more we will want to know everything about her so as to become like her.the maiden of nazareth is a delightfully imaginative story that will help you get to know the blessed virgin mary -- not as a statue in a church -- but as a living, breathing, human being. it follows her life from her immaculate conception and birth, up through her assumption into heaven, and it introduces you to the various characters that accompanied her along the way: her parents joachim and anne, various cousins and relatives, her husband joseph, jesus, his apostles, and various disciples and friends. you will feel like you know all of them much better after having read this book!this story is the fruit of many years of contemplating the life of the blessed virgin. its primary source is the author’s imagination – an imagination fired by the love of the blessed virgin mary.author biojavier suárez-guanes was born in madrid. he is of asturian origin and castilian heart. after receiving a degree in law from the universidad complutense of madrid, he received a doctorate in rome in 1956. following ordination as a priest, he went to mexico to do priestly work in rural areas. in 1962 he went to guatemala to work with students and members of a youth club.next came seven years in el salvador in another student residence. upon his return to guatemala, where he lives today, he became chaplain of the church nuestra señora de la paz (our lady of peace). there he wrote this book in his free time. he has also published respuestas de la virgen (answers of the virgin).https://scepterpublishers.org/products/the-maiden-of-nazarethhttps://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/1193/5190/products/scepter-1104_grande.jpg?v=1527661413Scepter new 5494258625in stockMedia > BooksCustom Label 0 is emptyCustom Label 1 is emptyCustom Label 2 is emptyCustom Label 3 is emptyBookBook 9.95USD shopify_5544684481The man of villa tevere By pilar urbanonewly translated from spanish, the man of villa tevere paints a remarkably vivid portrait of the day-to-day life of st. josemaría escrivá, “the saint of the ordinary.” set in the world headquarters of opus dei and rich with anecdotes culled from the founder’s contemporaries, this acclaimed biography chronicles the construction of the roman center through monsignor escrivá's death there in 1975.when st. josemaría arrived in rome, nearly twenty years after founding opus dei, there was still much to be done and little was to come easily. escrivá maintained that full canonical confirmation from the catholic church was imperative to the mission of opus dei, but he would not live to see that proclamation delivered. as a relatively young institution, opus dei was constantly challenged by limited funds, persecution, and st. josemaría’s physical tribulations—including fifteen minutes during which he was clinically dead.yet because he considered himself simply "a poor sinner, who loves jesus christ madly," no suffering was too great to be embraced with cheerfulness and sanctified for love of the lord. and so it was from this place, from this man, that opus dei spread throughout the world.pilar urbano’s celebrated biography of st. josemaría is now available for the first time in english, coinciding with the release of there be dragons, the much-anticipated film by roland joffe, featuring the life of st. josemaría escrivá. like escrivá himself, the man of villa tevere overflows with vibrant energy and gentle wisdom, manifesting the spirit of opus dei and inspiring multitudes to lead truly christian lives.contains four pages of photos.https://scepterpublishers.org/products/the-man-of-villa-teverehttps://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/1193/5190/products/scepter-1151_grande.jpg?v=1527661414Scepter new 5544684481in stockMedia > BooksCustom Label 0 is emptyCustom Label 1 is emptyCustom Label 2 is emptyCustom Label 3 is emptyBookBook 9.95USD shopify_5545611841The meaning of grace By charles journetfew concepts are more important in catholic theology than that of grace, but most adult catholics never move beyond a schoolchild’s understanding of grace. charles journet explores philosophy, revelation and history to explain grace fully. journet lays out both the doctrinal development of grace and corrects persistent mistakes that catholics make about grace. he covers habitual grace, actual grace, predestination, justification, merit, and much more. he even includes a revealing exploration of adam’s earthly paradise and how the nature of the fall called forth god’s response of grace.https://scepterpublishers.org/products/the-meaning-of-gracehttps://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/1193/5190/products/scepter-1092_grande.jpg?v=1527661415Scepter new 5545611841in stockMedia > BooksCustom Label 0 is emptyCustom Label 1 is emptyCustom Label 2 is emptyCustom Label 3 is emptyBookBook 11.95USD shopify_5553865281The meaning of marriage: family, state, market, & morals Edited by robert p. george & jean bethke elshtainthe movement for same-sex marriage has triggered an unprecedented crisis in the social norms and laws governing marriage. all great civilizations have sought to unite, in the institution of marriage, the goods of sexual intimacy, childbearing and childrearing, and life-long love between adults. but the last five decades have witnessed the erosion of marriage as a public institution in the developed world. the separation of the goods previously united in marriage has led thoughtful people to question why marriage should be denied to homosexuals.this volume brings together the best of contemporary scholarship on marriage from a variety of disciplines - history, ethics, economics, law and public policy, philosophy, sociology, psychiatry, political science - to inform, and reform, public debate. rigorous yet accessible, these studies aim to rethink and re-present the case for marriage as a positive institution and ideal that is in the public interest and serves the common good.the essays in this volume were presented to an audience of scholars, journalists, public policy experts, and other professionals at a conference at princeton university sponsored by the witherspoon institute. the authors are among the most eminent authorities on marriage and public policy in the english-speaking 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vocations!https://scepterpublishers.org/products/the-meaning-of-vocationhttps://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/1193/5190/products/scepter-1004_grande.jpg?v=1527661416Scepter Pubs new 5556327553in stockMedia > BooksCustom Label 0 is emptyCustom Label 1 is emptyCustom Label 2 is emptyCustom Label 3 is emptyBookBook 3.99USD shopify_5546821377The mystery of jesus christ By f. ocariz, l.f. mateo seco & j.athis book is a basic course on christology, faithful to the church's teaching on the divinity of jesus christ.https://scepterpublishers.org/products/the-mystery-of-jesus-christhttps://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/1193/5190/products/scepter-1016_grande.jpg?v=1527661417Scepter new 5546821377in stockMedia > BooksCustom Label 0 is emptyCustom Label 1 is emptyCustom Label 2 is emptyCustom Label 3 is emptyBookBook 29.95USD shopify_1395192168471The narrow gate Descriptionby federico suarezhow do you speak about god to people today, especially to young people? what language do they understand? in this selection of meditations, the author presents the adventure of seeking jesus christ and the greatness of the task he offers them. fr. federico suarez urges them to go against the current of an easygoing life and to commit themselves generously, giving testimony to their faith in all its consequences. he is the author of a number of books of spiritual biography and meditations, including mary of nazareth, joseph of nazareth, about being a priest, and when the son of man comes, all available from scepter.https://scepterpublishers.org/products/the-narrow-gatehttps://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/1193/5190/products/The_Narrow_Gate_grande.png?v=1533709356Scepter new 1395192168471out of stockMedia > BooksCustom Label 0 is emptyCustom Label 1 is emptyCustom Label 2 is emptyCustom Label 3 is emptyBookBook 19.95USD shopify_5493532545The navarre bible - acts of the apostles Part of a 12 volume set of the new testament with extensive explanations of the meaning of the scriptural text and its implications for everyday life. the commentaries draw on a rich variety of sources - church documents, the writings of the fathers and doctors of the church, and the work of prominent spiritual writers, particularly saint josemaria escriva, who initiated the navarre bible project. the commentary appears on the same page as the bible text, which is the revised standard version catholic edition. each volume is self-contained with extensive introductions and notes to old testament prophecies. the navarre bible commentary is considered by many to be the best catholic commentary on the bible available today.https://scepterpublishers.org/products/the-navarre-bible-acts-of-the-apostleshttps://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/1193/5190/products/scepter-1037_grande.jpg?v=1527661417Four Courts Press new 5493532545in stockMedia > BooksCustom Label 0 is emptyCustom Label 1 is emptyCustom Label 2 is emptyCustom Label 3 is emptyBookBook 14.95USD shopify_5310269889The navarre bible - captivity letters Part of a 12 volume set of the new testament with extensive explanations of the meaning of the scriptural text and its implications for everyday life. the commentaries draw on a rich variety of sources - church documents, the writings of the fathers and doctors of the church, and the work of prominent spiritual writers, particularly saint josemaria escriva, who initiated the navarre bible project. the commentary appears on the same page as the bible text, which is the revised standard version catholic edition. each volume is self-contained with extensive introductions and notes to old testament prophecies. the navarre bible commentary is considered by many to be the best catholic commentary on the bible available today. https://scepterpublishers.org/products/the-navarre-bible-captivity-lettershttps://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/1193/5190/products/scepter-1098_grande.jpg?v=1527661418Scepter new 5310269889in stockmedia > booksCustom Label 0 is emptyCustom Label 1 is emptyCustom Label 2 is emptyCustom Label 3 is emptyBookBook 14.95USD shopify_5493513857The navarre bible - catholic letters Part of a 12 volume set of the new testament with extensive explanations of the meaning of the scriptural text and its implications for everyday life. the commentaries draw on a rich variety of sources - church documents, the writings of the fathers and doctors of the church, and the work of prominent spiritual writers, particularly saint josemaria escriva, who initiated the navarre bible project. the commentary appears on the same page as the bible text, which is the revised standard version catholic edition. each volume is self-contained with extensive introductions and notes to old testament prophecies. the navarre bible commentary is considered by many to be the best catholic commentary on the bible available today.https://scepterpublishers.org/products/the-navarre-bible-catholic-lettershttps://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/1193/5190/products/scepter-1076_grande.jpg?v=1527661418Scepter new 5493513857in stockMedia > BooksCustom Label 0 is emptyCustom Label 1 is emptyCustom Label 2 is emptyCustom Label 3 is emptyBookBook 14.95USD shopify_5496041601The navarre bible - chronicles to maccabees This volume of the navarre bible commentaries unlocks the mysteries of a wide-ranging sequence of old testament books: the historical books of chronicles, ezra, nehemiah, and maccabees and the little-known but pivotally important books of tobit, judith, and esther. in these books you’ll find the rich and instructive stories of kings david and solomon, the babylonian exile, and its aftermath; the heroism of the maccabees who gave their lives to preserve their faith in god; and the deep faith and awareness of divine blessing that invests the books of tobit, judith, and esther.this sturdy hardcover contains the complete latin and english texts of each book; commentary based on the writings of the great saints and doctors of the church; charts and maps; and material on each book’s historical and biblical context.https://scepterpublishers.org/products/the-navarre-bible-chronicles-to-maccabeeshttps://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/1193/5190/products/scepter-1159_grande.jpg?v=1527661419Scepter Publishers new 5496041601in stockMedia > BooksCustom Label 0 is emptyCustom Label 1 is emptyCustom Label 2 is emptyCustom Label 3 is emptyBookBook 46.95USD shopify_5493085889The navarre bible - corinthians Part of a 12 volume set of the new testament with extensive explanations of the meaning of the scriptural text and its implications for everyday life. the commentaries draw on a rich variety of sources - church documents, the writings of the fathers and doctors of the church, and the work of prominent spiritual writers, particularly saint josemaria escriva, who initiated the navarre bible project. the commentary appears on the same page as the bible text, which is the revised standard version catholic edition. each volume is self-contained with extensive introductions and notes to old testament prophecies. the navarre bible commentary is considered by many to be the best catholic commentary on the bible available today.https://scepterpublishers.org/products/copy-of-the-navarre-bible-corinthianshttps://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/1193/5190/products/scepter-1051_grande.jpg?v=1527661419Four Courts Press new 5493085889in stockMedia > BooksCustom Label 0 is emptyCustom Label 1 is emptyCustom Label 2 is emptyCustom Label 3 is emptyBookBook 14.95USD shopify_5496121409The navarre bible - exodus The navarre bible-exodus is the second volume in the navarre bible old testament paperback series. the commentaries draw on a rich variety of sources church documents, the writings of the fathers and doctors of the church, and the work of prominent spiritual writers. the navarre bible commentary is considered by many to be the best catholic commentary on the bible available today.exodus, meaning ‘going out’, is the title the greek translators gave the second book of the bible, the second book of the pentateuch. this navarre bible volume contains the entire text of exodus, together with a commentary. the children of israel initially enjoyed peace and prosperity in egypt, but under a new regime they were oppressed and enslaved. eventually god in his providence chose moses as their leader and liberator; and they made good their escape (probably in the 13th century bc). they were to spend 40 years in the wilderness of sinai before reaching the holy land. the accounts contained here cover the most important early events in the history of israel, and prefigure the salvation wrought by christ the lord.https://scepterpublishers.org/products/the-navarre-bible-exodushttps://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/1193/5190/products/scepter-1006_grande.jpg?v=1527661420Four Courts Press new 5496121409in stockMedia > BooksCustom Label 0 is emptyCustom Label 1 is emptyCustom Label 2 is emptyCustom Label 3 is emptyBookBook 14.95USD shopify_5496164097The navarre bible - genesis The navarre bible—genesis is the first volume in the navarre bible old testament paperback series. the commentaries draw on a rich variety of sources—church documents, the writings of the fathers and doctors of the church, and the work of prominent spiritual writers. the navarre bible commentary is considered by many to be the best catholic commentary on the bible available today.genesis—which deals with the ‘origins’ of the world and mankind—is the first book of the bible, the first book of the pentateuch, the law of moses, the hebrew torah. the author is not attempting to write a scholarly account (which would be based on the primitive scientific notions of his time); to understand this book correctly, the reader must remember that the focus of genesis is a religious one. the commentary found here takes account of modern scholarship, which it sets in the context of the abiding teaching of the church and the insights of the fathers and other revered 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escriva.https://scepterpublishers.org/products/the-navarre-bible-gospels-and-actshttps://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/1193/5190/products/scepter-1059_grande.jpg?v=1527661421Scepter new 5309098689in stockmedia > booksCustom Label 0 is emptyCustom Label 1 is emptyCustom Label 2 is emptyCustom Label 3 is emptyBookBook 46.95USD shopify_5493548865The navarre bible - hebrews Part of a 12 volume set of the new testament with extensive explanations of the meaning of the scriptural text and its implications for everyday life. the commentaries draw on a rich variety of sources - church documents, the writings of the fathers and doctors of the church, and the work of prominent spiritual writers, particularly saint josemaria escriva, who initiated the navarre bible project. the commentary appears on the same page as the bible text, which is the revised standard version catholic edition. each volume is self-contained with extensive introductions and notes to old testament prophecies. the navarre bible commentary is considered by many to be the best catholic commentary on the bible available today.https://scepterpublishers.org/products/the-navarre-bible-hebrewshttps://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/1193/5190/products/scepter-1136_grande.jpg?v=1527661422Scepter new 5493548865in stockMedia > BooksCustom Label 0 is emptyCustom Label 1 is emptyCustom Label 2 is emptyCustom Label 3 is emptyBookBook 14.95USD shopify_5496068801The navarre bible - joshua to kings This edition of the internationally acclaimed navarre bible commentary series covers the historical books of the old testament: joshua, judges, ruth, 1 and 2 samuel, and 1 and 2 kings. these biblical books trace the fortunes of the people of israel from their entry into and conquest of the promised land to the conquest of israel and the captivity in babylon. this handsome hardcover volume contains all the study aids that have made the navarre bible the preferred commentary for all serious catholic biblical students: the complete latin and english texts of each book; exhaustive commentary based on the writings of the great saints and doctors of the church; explanatory charts and maps; and a wealth of introductory material to help the reader situate each book in its proper historical and biblical context.https://scepterpublishers.org/products/the-navarre-bible-joshua-to-kingshttps://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/1193/5190/products/scepter-1054_grande.jpg?v=1527661423Scepter new 5496068801in stockMedia > BooksCustom Label 0 is emptyCustom Label 1 is emptyCustom Label 2 is emptyCustom Label 3 is emptyBookBook 46.95USD shopify_5472097345The navarre bible - letters of st. paul This book, a companion volume to gospels and acts, is an omnibus edition compromising four titles in the navarre bible new testament. these are: romans and galatians, corinthians, captivity letters (ephesians, philippians, colossians, and philemon), and thessalonians and pastoral letters, all the texts directly attributed to st. paul. like the gospels 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spiritual writers, chiefly st. josemaria escriva, who initiated this massive project. each volume is self-contained, with wide-ranging general introductions, introductions to each biblical book, a table of sources cited, maps, and informative notes. scholarly and readable, these volumes are a comprehensive intellectual, historical, and spiritual survey of the riches of the new testament. this set contains the entire new testament in three hardback volumes:gospels and actsletters of st. paulrevelation, hebrews, and catholic lettershttps://scepterpublishers.org/products/the-navarre-bible-new-testament-hb-set-15-offhttps://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/1193/5190/products/7379_grande.jpg?v=1527661426Scepter new 5470395201in stockMedia > BooksCustom Label 0 is emptyCustom Label 1 is emptyCustom Label 2 is emptyCustom Label 3 is emptyBookBook 140.00USD shopify_5390699841The navarre bible - nt expanded edition For a limited time, get the new testament expanded edition at the best price we've ever offered! ~ plan ahead and get a perfect gift for anyone who wants to know more about their faith.this latest edition of the navarre bible includes extensive catholic commentary for the entire new testament all in one beautiful volume. it has wide-ranging general introductions, individual book introductions, a table of sources cited, maps, and informative notes. compiled by the faculty of the university of navarre, the commentaries draw on a huge variety of sources: church documents, the writings of the fathers and doctors of the church, and the work of prominent spiritual writers. scholarly yet readable, the navarre bible commentaries offer a comprehensive intellectual, historical, and spiritual survey of the riches of the new testament. they are a wonderful aid in the prayerful reading of scripture (lectio divina). this hardback edition is larger (7 x 10 inches) to accommodate much more extensive commentary than in the compact edition. the commentary is also new. it avoids repetition between the synoptic gospels and pays more attention to the sense of the text. the larger trim size and more ample margin allows for easier reading and note-taking.this is the first edition of a navarre new testament with all of the following features:commentary utilizing the catechism of the catholic church and other recent church documents including those of pope benedict xvi.extensive new testament commentary all in one volume; large-formatprinted in two colors throughout (red and black)with rsvce (english) and new vulgate (latin) texts on the same pageview sample pages of this bookhttps://scepterpublishers.org/products/the-navarre-bible-nt-expanded-editionhttps://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/1193/5190/products/scepter-1173_grande.jpg?v=1527661427Scepter new 5390699841in stockMedia > BooksCustom Label 0 is emptyCustom Label 1 is emptyCustom Label 2 is emptyCustom Label 3 is emptyBookBook 70.00USD shopify_5496099201The navarre bible - old testament 7-volume set This seven-volume set of commentaries on all the books of the old testament gives you the complete english (revised standard version, catholic edition) and latin (new vulgate) texts of each book, plus extensive catholic explanations of the scriptural texts and their implications for everyday life. compiled by the faculty of the university of navarre, the commentaries draw on a huge variety of sources: church documents, the writings of the fathers and doctors of the church, and the work of prominent modern spiritual writers, chiefly st. josemaria escriva, who initiated this massive project. each volume is self-contained, with wide-ranging general introductions, introductions to each biblical book, a table of sources cited, maps, and informative notes. scholarly and readable, these volumes are a comprehensive intellectual, historical, and spiritual survey of the riches of the old testament.the volumes contained in this set include: pentateuch, chronicles to maccabees, joshua to kings, wisdom books, psalms and 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massive project. each volume is self-contained, with wide-ranging general introductions, introductions to each biblical book, a table of sources cited, maps, and informative notes. scholarly and readable, these volumes are a comprehensive intellectual, historical, and spiritual survey of the riches of the old testament.the volumes contained in this set include: pentateuch, chronicles to maccabees, joshua to kings, wisdom books, psalms and song of solomon, major prophets, and minor prophets.https://scepterpublishers.org/products/the-navarre-bible-pentateuchhttps://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/1193/5190/products/scepter-1087_grande.jpg?v=1527661428Scepter new 5496112577in stockMedia > BooksCustom Label 0 is emptyCustom Label 1 is emptyCustom Label 2 is emptyCustom Label 3 is emptyBookBook 46.95USD shopify_5496080449The navarre bible - psalms & song of solomon Descriptiongo to our facebook page for sale details and discount code. (sale lasts till monday night)scepter facebook pagepsalms is essentially a book of prayers and praises; most of the psalms are addressed to god, but here we also find proclamations of the works of the lord, descriptions of man's light, curses invoked on enemies, songs in praise of the king or of the city of jerusalem, and exhortations to the good life. the psalms date back as early as the time of the great king david, but they are so evocative of the human condition that they articulate the feelings and desires of people in every age. also included here is the song of solomon, or song of songs; a blending of love songs, it also celebrates the mutual love between god and the human individual, and between god and his people.why navarrethe main feature of the english edition, the navarre bible, is the commentary, that is, the notes and introductions provided by the editors; rarely very technical , these are designed to elucidate the spiritual and theological message of the bible. quotations from commentaries by the fathers, and excerpts from other spiritual writers, not least st josemaria, are provided to show how they read scripture and made it meaningful in their lives. this edition also carries the western church's official latin version of the bible, the editio typica altera of the new vulgate (1986)for the english edition we consider ourselves fortunate in have the revised standard version as the translation of scripture.reviews" a superb volume for adult bible study"...most helpful, enlightening and fascinating"catholic transcript, hartford, conn"[the bible is] presented unambiguouslyas the inspired word of god and, with the help of the commentaries, we are introduced to two thousand years of contemplative christian reading and living of the sacred word"osservatore romano"this handsomely produced volumemarks a significant addiction to the catholic church's contribution to modern biblical studies... this volume seems to offer something very valuable to the modern reader and scholar alike, and i recommend it with great enthusiasm"catholic herald and standard, london.https://scepterpublishers.org/products/the-navarre-bible-psalms-song-of-solomonhttps://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/1193/5190/products/scepter-1077_grande.jpg?v=1527661428Scepter Publishers new 5496080449in stockMedia > BooksCustom Label 0 is emptyCustom Label 1 is emptyCustom Label 2 is emptyCustom Label 3 is emptyBookBook 46.95USD shopify_5493621889The navarre bible - revelation Part of a 12 volume set of the new testament with extensive explanations of the meaning of the scriptural text and its implications for everyday life. the commentaries draw on a rich variety of sources - church documents, the writings of the fathers and doctors of the church, and the work of prominent spiritual writers, particularly saint josemaria escriva, who initiated the navarre bible project. the commentary appears on the same page as the bible text, which is the revised standard version catholic edition. each volume is self-contained with extensive introductions and notes to old testament prophecies. the navarre bible commentary is considered by many to be the best catholic commentary on the bible available today.https://scepterpublishers.org/products/the-navarre-bible-revelationhttps://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/1193/5190/products/scepter-1156_grande.jpg?v=1527661429Four Courts Press new 5493621889in stockMedia > BooksCustom Label 0 is emptyCustom Label 1 is emptyCustom Label 2 is emptyCustom Label 3 is emptyBookBook 14.95USD shopify_5390657345The navarre bible - revelation and hebrews and catholic letters The navarre bible new testament series gives you the complete english (revised standard version, catholic edition) and latin (new vulgate) texts of each book, plus extensive and faithfully catholic explanations of the scriptural texts and their implications for everyday life. compiled by the faculty of the university of navarre, the commentaries draw on a huge variety of sources: church documents, the writings of the fathers and doctors of the church, and the work of prominent modern spiritual writers — chiefly st. josemaría escrivá, who initiated this massive project. each volume is self-contained, with wide-ranging general introductions, introductions to each biblical book, a table of sources cited, maps, and informative notes. scholarly and readable, these volumes are a comprehensive intellectual, historical, and spiritual survey of the riches of the new testament.the third and final volume of the reader’s edition series of the navarre bible new testament combines the individual navarre nt books and commentary into one convenient volume. this edition contains: the revelation to john (apocalypse), the letter to the hebrews, and catholic letters (james, 1 and 2 peter, 1-3 john, and jude). it provides extensive commentary located on the same page as the scripture text. this facilitates quick reference, bible study discussion, and easy reading. this 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project. the commentary appears on the same page as the bible text, which is the revised standard version catholic edition. each volume is self-contained with extensive introductions and notes to old testament prophecies. the navarre bible commentary is considered by many to be the best catholic commentary on the bible available today.https://scepterpublishers.org/products/the-navarre-bible-st-johnhttps://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/1193/5190/products/scepter-1114_grande.jpg?v=1527661905Navarre University new 5472267841in stockMedia > BooksCustom Label 0 is emptyCustom Label 1 is emptyCustom Label 2 is emptyCustom Label 3 is emptyBookBook 14.95USD shopify_5493112001The navarre bible - st. luke Part of a 12 volume set of the new testament with extensive explanations of the meaning of the scriptural text and its implications for everyday life. the commentaries draw on a rich variety of sources - church documents, the writings of the fathers and doctors of the church, and the work of prominent spiritual writers, particularly saint josemaria escriva, who initiated the navarre bible project. the commentary appears on the same page as the bible text, which is the revised standard version catholic edition. each volume is self-contained with extensive introductions and notes to old testament prophecies. the navarre bible commentary is considered by many to be the best catholic commentary on the bible available today.https://scepterpublishers.org/products/the-navarre-bible-st-lukehttps://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/1193/5190/products/scepter-1135_grande.jpg?v=1527661905Four Courts Press new 5493112001in stockMedia > BooksCustom Label 0 is emptyCustom Label 1 is emptyCustom Label 2 is emptyCustom Label 3 is emptyBookBook 14.95USD shopify_5493100033The navarre bible - st. mark Part of a 12 volume set of the new testament with extensive explanations of the meaning of the scriptural text and its implications for everyday life. the commentaries draw on a rich variety of sources - church documents, the writings of the fathers and doctors of the church, and the work of prominent spiritual writers, particularly saint josemaria escriva, who initiated the navarre bible project. the commentary appears on the same page as the bible text, which is the revised standard version catholic edition. each volume is self-contained with extensive introductions and notes to old testament prophecies. the navarre bible commentary is considered by many to be the best catholic commentary on the bible available today.https://scepterpublishers.org/products/the-navarre-bible-st-markhttps://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/1193/5190/products/scepter-1144_grande.jpg?v=1527661906Scepter new 5493100033in stockMedia > BooksCustom Label 0 is emptyCustom Label 1 is emptyCustom Label 2 is emptyCustom Label 3 is emptyBookBook 14.95USD shopify_5493569601The navarre bible - st. matthew Part of a 12 volume set of the new testament with extensive explanations of the meaning of the scriptural text and 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volume set of the new testament with extensive explanations of the meaning of the scriptural text and its implications for everyday life. the commentaries draw on a rich variety of sources - church documents, the writings of the fathers and doctors of the church, and the work of prominent spiritual writers, particularly saint josemaria escriva, who initiated the navarre bible project. the commentary appears on the same page as the bible text, which is the revised standard version catholic edition. each volume is self-contained with extensive introductions and notes to old testament prophecies. the navarre bible commentary is considered by many to be the best catholic commentary on the bible available today.https://scepterpublishers.org/products/the-navarre-bible-thessalonianshttps://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/1193/5190/products/scepter-1158_grande.jpg?v=1527661907Scepter new 5493128385in stockMedia > BooksCustom Label 0 is emptyCustom Label 1 is emptyCustom Label 2 is emptyCustom Label 3 is emptyBookBook 14.95USD shopify_5496134593The navarre bible - wisdom This volume, which follows the pattern of the highly successful navarre bible new testament, consists of the revised standard version and the new vulgate with a commentary by members of the faculty of theology at the university of navarre, spain.whereas the first five books of the old testament - the pentateuch - record the law of moses in the form of commandments, the wisdom books propound that teaching in the form of counsels and proverbs. they also reveal the close connection between knowledge that comes through faith, and knowledge acquired through human reasoning.the book of job takes the form of a narrative - the story of an upright man who experiences misfortune after misfortune; to a degree, it lifts the veil that shrouds the mystery of suffering. the book of ecclesiastes ("all is vanity...") helps the believer to appreciate the value of heavenly things. proverbs consists of seven collections of wise sayings from the ancient east. the wisdom of solomon, which probably originated in the jewish community of alexandria (egypt), interfaces with the world of greek culture. sirach, written by someone steeped in the wisdom tradition of israel, was much used by the early fathers of the church.reading and reflecting on the wisdom books helps to prepare the human mind and spirit to receive the lord and to understand his teaching.https://scepterpublishers.org/products/the-navarre-bible-wisdomhttps://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/1193/5190/products/scepter-1073_grande.jpg?v=1527661907Scepter Publishers new 5496134593in stockMedia > BooksCustom Label 0 is emptyCustom Label 1 is emptyCustom Label 2 is emptyCustom Label 3 is emptyBookBook 46.95USD shopify_5554425281The passion and death of our lord jesus christ By archbishop alban goodier, s.j.archbishop alban goodier, s.j. fills in the many blanks in the historical narratives about the passion of jesus christ with a riveting account based on history, culture and his own deep spiritual insights. he brings to life and unifies the many observations, emotions and subtle and not-so-subtle actions that revolve around the person of god the son as he faces his most tragic and triumphant moment.the author’s unique approach intersperses scripture accounts with the commentary of an incisive narrator who sifts and judges from the span of hundreds of years. he draws from the obvious as well as the obscure, and finds supernatural meaning in the most mundane actions that surround the suffering christ. in the hands of this writer, the lord’s few words, accompanied by the author’s commentary, challenge contemporary believers as much as they did those who first followed in the footsteps of christ and his apostles.the author was born in 1869 in lancashire, northern england and educated at the prominent catholic college, stonyhurst, which has been the source of many english catholic politicians, intellectuals and business people. after a degree from the university of london, he was ordained a jesuit in 1903. he served as archbishop of bombay from 1919 to 1926 and returned to england to write and serve as a chaplain until his death in 1939.https://scepterpublishers.org/products/the-passion-and-death-of-our-lord-jesus-christhttps://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/1193/5190/products/scepter-1007_grande.jpg?v=1527661908Scepter new 5554425281in stockMedia > BooksCustom Label 0 is emptyCustom Label 1 is emptyCustom Label 2 is emptyCustom Label 3 is emptyBookBook 9.95USD shopify_8466174157The prince of peace Descriptionby archbishop alban goodieradvent is a time to slow our pace of life—to be open, to be welcome, to be still and gaze at the beauty before us: almighty god, present, waiting in the womb of his chosen mother. the christmas season, likewise, is a time to rejoice in tranquil adoration before the simple nativity scene. this book includes archbishop goodier’s meditations on this sacred time of advent and christmas awaken in us the powerful mystery of the word made flesh. he guides us along—from the old testament prophesies to the pure yes of mary, from the stable birth to the daily life and growth of jesus in nazareth. these meditations enliven the gospel stories in a way that enrich both our emotional and intellectual experience of the ultimate mystery of god’s love for his people.in this book you will find:60 short advent meditations30 advent meditations30 christmas meditationsspiritually, and intellectually uplifting writingsauthor biothe most rev. alban goodier (1869-1939) was a british-born jesuit priest who served as archbishop of bombay, india. during his thirty-five years as priest, he wrote over a dozen books on the spiritual life. he is best known for his poignant meditations on the life of christ.https://scepterpublishers.org/products/the-prince-of-peacehttps://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/1193/5190/products/Prince_of_Peace_cover_JPEG_grande.JPG?v=1527661909Scepter new 8466174157in stockMedia > BooksCustom Label 0 is emptyCustom Label 1 is emptyCustom Label 2 is emptyCustom Label 3 is emptyBookBook 9.95USD shopify_5850500673The prodigal son By georges chevrotthis book adds light to one of the most important parables in the new testament - the parable of the prodigal son. brief and succinct in its text, its subject is one that provides the foundation for christian life. "repent. be converted. begin again."in a straightforward and candid style, georges chevrot leads the reader into a deeper understanding of this most important lesson.a perfect example of how to live real mercy.https://scepterpublishers.org/products/the-prodigal-sonhttps://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/1193/5190/products/The_Prodigal_Son_grande.jpg?v=1527661910Scepter new 5850500673in stockMedia > BooksCustom Label 0 is emptyCustom Label 1 is emptyCustom Label 2 is emptyCustom Label 3 is emptyBookBook 6.50USD shopify_8433029837The risen christ: the forty days after the resurrection By caryll houselanderthis book lends hope to persons who are suffering or are in their declining years. a prolific writer of spiritual books, caryll houselander (1901-1954) wrote this one during her years of poor health.in the risen christ she focuses on jesus' resurrection and the joy that is the mark of every christian life. she brings to life the forty days of our lord after the resurrection. what jesus taught us by his final days on earth shows that the resurrection is the key to the joy that awaits all who follow in christ's footsteps.https://scepterpublishers.org/products/the-risen-christhttps://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/1193/5190/products/Risen_Christ_grande.jpg?v=1527661911Scepter new 8433029837in stockMedia > BooksCustom Label 0 is emptyCustom Label 1 is emptyCustom Label 2 is emptyCustom Label 3 is empty 7.95USD shopify_5547330561The rule of our warfare: john henry newman and the true christian life By john henry newmanmoral and spiritual guidance from one of the most distinguished and versatile champions of english spirituality.that’s what pope john paul ii called the great nineteenth-century convert john henry cardinal newman — and this new collection of his writings on virtually every aspect of life in christ shows why.editor john hulsman here presents brief, readable excerpts from newman’s sermons on faith, the true christian life, temptations, the world, doubts, and the mysteries of the catholic faith. these selections give you a comprehensive overview of newman’s profound and influential teachings on daily life as a christian, including his wisdom on the church, god’s providence, the mass, the intercession of mary, prayer, temptation and sin, the christian character, happiness, and much more. full of newman’s elegant prose and piercing christian insight, this volume is not only a winning introduction to newman: it’s also a remarkable resource for daily spiritual reading.https://scepterpublishers.org/products/rule-of-our-warfarehttps://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/1193/5190/products/scepter-1138_grande.jpg?v=1527661911Scepter new 5547330561in stockMedia > BooksCustom Label 0 is emptyCustom Label 1 is emptyCustom Label 2 is emptyCustom Label 3 is emptyBookBook 11.95USD shopify_5554478401The sacred passion By luis de la palmain this book, fr. de la palma provides an aid for meditating on the passion. he recreates the events of jesus' life beginning with holy thursday and concluding with the burial of our lord and a powerful evocation of the coming resurrection.it was given to many young men and women by st josemaria to stir up their hearts and lead them to greater prayer. with vivid detail and a constant recognition of the role the blessed mother played in those days, fr. de la palma helps the reader enter into the last supper, the institution of the priesthood and the eucharist, the arrest of our lord, the denial of st. peter, the trials before caiaphas and pilate, the scourging and mocking, and finally, the crucifixion.his meditations hew closely to the gospel accounts, adding to them insights from other scriptures and frequently culminating in fervent prayers to our lord and our lady. fr. de la palma emphasizes that through it all, jesus was offering himself to the father of his own fee will for the salvation of the world.this book is a striking reminder of the immensity of that offering of love.https://scepterpublishers.org/products/the-sacred-passionhttps://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/1193/5190/products/scepter-1081_grande.jpg?v=1527661912Scepter new 5554478401in stockMedia > BooksCustom Label 0 is emptyCustom Label 1 is emptyCustom Label 2 is emptyCustom Label 3 is emptyBookBook 14.95USD shopify_5547908417The sadness of christ By st. thomas morethis book was the last that st. thomas more wrote in the tower of london before he was executed for standing firm in his catholic faith. in it, he explores the gospel passages that depict the agony of our lord in the garden of gethsemane. he depicts christ as a model of virtue in the face of suffering and persecution. and along the way, he includes valuable and eternally relevant reflections on prayer, courage, friendship, statesmanship, and more. here is an excellent resource for lent or anytime!https://scepterpublishers.org/products/the-sadness-of-christhttps://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/1193/5190/products/scepter-1107_grande.jpg?v=1527661912Scepter new 5547908417in stockMedia > BooksCustom Label 0 is emptyCustom Label 1 is emptyCustom Label 2 is emptyCustom Label 3 is emptyBookBook 11.95USD shopify_5554860609The sanctification of work By fr. josé luis illanesthe sanctification of work delves into the theological wellsprings of our faith, offering a broad and wide-ranging exploration of how to find god in your most ordinary daily pursuits.fr. illanes considers three major topics: work and holiness, evaluating work, and opus dei and lay spirituality. he concludes this enlightening study by sketching out a theology of work.brightly written and all-inclusive, this book gives you a complete grasp of what it means to find god in ordinary life.https://scepterpublishers.org/products/the-sanctification-of-workhttps://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/1193/5190/products/TheSanctificationOfWork_grande.jpg?v=1527661913Scepter new 5554860609in stockMedia > BooksCustom Label 0 is emptyCustom Label 1 is emptyCustom Label 2 is emptyCustom Label 3 is emptyBookBook 11.95USD shopify_8174751873The timeless teachings of st john paul ii Descriptionwhile pontiff, saint john paul ii brought forth an abundance of documents which will continue to be a permanent source of enrichment for the church and society. this volume of summaries of the pope’s major documents, with questions for study, makes these invaluable writings more accessible to each of us, and emphasizes the aspects of his teachings of most interest and application to the lives of the laity.for personal, small group, or class enrichment, john fagan’s summaries help expose and illuminate the heart and mind of one of the church’s greatest figures in history.author biojohn e. fagan is an attorney who lives and works in northern virginia. he was born in philadelphia and was raised in colorado springs. he has degrees from the university of notre dame (ba), northwestern university (jd), and new york university (llm).https://scepterpublishers.org/products/the-timeless-teachings-of-st-john-paul-iihttps://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/1193/5190/products/JPII_Cover_comp_approved_grande.jpg?v=1527661914Scepter new 8174751873in stockMedia > BooksCustom Label 0 is emptyCustom Label 1 is emptyCustom Label 2 is emptyCustom Label 3 is emptyBookBook 9.95USD shopify_1395219496983The vanguard of the east Descriptionby ana labradathis book tells the beginning and development of the apostolic work carried out by some women of opus dei in southeast asia between 1965 and 1995the title of the book, "the vanguard of the east", was an expression used by st. josemaría to refer to the philippines as the epicenter of the expansion of opus dei in asia. and so it was: shortly after his death, the apostolic activities began in hong kong (1982), singapore (1983), taiwan (1984) and macao (1990)https://scepterpublishers.org/products/the-vanguard-of-the-easthttps://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/1193/5190/products/The_Vanguard_of_the_East_grande.jpg?v=1533710125Scepter new 1395219496983in stockMedia > BooksCustom Label 0 is emptyCustom Label 1 is emptyCustom Label 2 is emptyCustom Label 3 is emptyBookBook 24.95USD shopify_5545664897The virtues of holiness: the basics of spiritual struggle By juan luis lordathe virtues of holiness offers a road-map for navigating our everyday activities: work, family, leisure pursuits. it shows how we can reach the heights of christian life in and through these activities. for many people this is unfamiliar territory, and the author has written this book just for them.fr. lorda offers his readers a daily spiritual plan and describes strategies for gaining the virtues needed for following christ closely. the next steps are familiarity with the life of christ and developing a deep interior relationship with him. although its path is challenging, the virtues of holiness leaves no doubt that the struggle to stay close to christ lies within the reach of every christian.the author draws on a wide range of christian apologists from the church fathers to st. thomas aquinas, as well as the 16th century spanish mystics, john of avila, john of the cross, and teresa of avila. the result is a book that is accessible to readers of all ages, and especially young believers.https://scepterpublishers.org/products/the-virtues-of-holiness-the-basics-of-spiritual-strugglehttps://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/1193/5190/products/scepter-1093_grande.jpg?v=1527661915Scepter new 5545664897in stockMedia > BooksCustom Label 0 is emptyCustom Label 1 is emptyCustom Label 2 is emptyCustom Label 3 is emptyBookBook 7.95USD shopify_5501937985The way (mini edition) Beloved by millions, the way is st. josemaría’s spiritually rich collection of points for meditation and prayer. genial but pointed, the way is born out of deep christian experience and aims at encouraging people to love god and live for him. says st. josemaría: the 999 points which make up the way were written with yearnings to see christ, the light of the world. anyone who reads it with the same yearnings will not have opened this book in vain. this mini edition fits easily into the most jammed purse or pocket.https://scepterpublishers.org/products/the-way-mini-editionhttps://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/1193/5190/products/scepter-1061_grande.jpg?v=1527661916Scepter new 5501937985in stockMedia > BooksCustom Label 0 is emptyCustom Label 1 is emptyCustom Label 2 is emptyCustom Label 3 is emptyBookBook 5.95USD shopify_5501895041The way (pocket edition) This "pocket edition" is the same size as friends of god and christ is passing by and slightly larger than the regular "mini edition."beloved by millions, the way is st. josemaría’s spiritually rich collection of points for meditation and prayer. genial but pointed, the way is born out of deep christian experience and aims at encouraging people to love god and live for him. says st. josemaría: the 999 points which make up the way were written with yearnings to see christ, the light of the world. anyone who reads it with the same yearnings will not have opened this book in vain. this pocket edition fits easily into the most jammed purse or pocket.https://scepterpublishers.org/products/the-way-pocket-editionhttps://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/1193/5190/products/6764_grande.jpg?v=1527661916Scepter new 5501895041in stockMedia > BooksCustom Label 0 is emptyCustom Label 1 is emptyCustom Label 2 is emptyCustom Label 3 is emptyBookBook 5.95USD shopify_5502309569The way of the cross Descriptionby st josemaria escrivalet st. josemaría lead you through the stations of the cross and help you joyfully walk the way of the cross in your daily life. st. josemaria provides meditations for each of the stations on the way of the cross. these meditations are especially suited to help find paths to holiness in the ordinary circumstances of everyday life.beautifully illustrated with exquisite color paintings of the stations of the cross.pocket-size, sturdy booklet.editorial reviews"the way of the cross is not a sad devotion. msgr. escriva taught many times that christian joy has its roots in the shape of a cross. if the passion of christ is a way of pain, it is also a path of hope leading to certain victory. as he explained in one of his homilies: you should realize that god wants you to be glad and that, if you do all you can, you will never for a moment be without the cross. but that cross is no longer a gallows. it is the throne from which christ reigns. and at his side, his mother, our mother too. the blessed virgin will obtain for you the strength that you need to walk decisively in the footsteps of her son" (friends of god).-bishop alvaro del portilloauthor biographyst. josemaria escriva was born in spain in 1902 and was ordained a priest in 1926. in 1928, he received the divine inspiration to found opus dei, a catholic organization of lay people and priests who try to grow close to god through their ordinary lives. st. josemaria died in 1975 and was canonized by pope john paul ii in 2002.https://scepterpublishers.org/products/the-way-of-the-crosshttps://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/1193/5190/products/scepter-1005_grande.jpg?v=1527661917Scepter new 5502309569in stockMedia > BooksCustom Label 0 is emptyCustom Label 1 is emptyCustom Label 2 is emptyCustom Label 3 is emptyBookBook 6.95USD shopify_5469987521The way of trust and love St. thérèse of lisieux sought a new way to heaven: “a little way that is quite straight, quite short: a completely new little way.” blessed with personal limitations that might have discouraged another, thérèse believed god would not have given her a desire for holiness if he did not intend for her to achieve it. she learned to humbly accept herself as she was and trust completely in god’s love. first given as a retreat by renowned author father jacques philippe, the way of trust and love navigates excerpts of st. thérèse’s writings phrase by phrase, extracting powerful, resonating insights. to thérèse, the journey seemed “little” as she traveled it. a hundred and fifteen years after her death, the message of the young saint and doctor of the church has traveled around the world inspiring millions. with this newly translated study of her spirituality, many today will rediscover—or find for the first time—the relevance of “the little way,” in all seasons of life.fr. jacques philippe is well-known for his books on prayer and spirituality. a member of the community of the beatitudes, he regularly preaches retreats in france and abroad. he also spends much of his time giving spiritual direction and working for the development of the community in asia and oceania where he travels frequently.view fr. jacques philippe's website and app (www.frjacquesphilippe.com)https://scepterpublishers.org/products/the-way-of-trust-and-lovehttps://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/1193/5190/products/scepter-1047_grande.jpg?v=1527661917Scepter new 5469987521in stockMedia > BooksCustom Label 0 is emptyCustom Label 1 is emptyCustom Label 2 is emptyCustom Label 3 is emptyBookBook 7.95USD shopify_5502180417The way, furrow, the forge (one volume) The three best-loved works of st. josemaría: now combined in one handsome gift book  — to provide st. josemaría’s guiding vision of holiness in everyday life.this book combines st. josemaría’s three beloved collections of spiritual guidance — the way, furrow, and the forge — into one, with an expanded and combined index.it offers you a starting-point for prayer and for finding christ in all your life’s experiences. in all, this volume contains 3,054 short points—a few sentences each—for personal reflection and mental prayer.https://scepterpublishers.org/products/the-way-furrow-the-forgehttps://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/1193/5190/products/scepter-1130_grande.jpg?v=1527661918Scepter new 5502180417in stockMedia > BooksCustom Label 0 is emptyCustom Label 1 is emptyCustom Label 2 is emptyCustom Label 3 is emptyBookBook 19.95USD shopify_5554347905The work of children: helping children understand the meaning, purpose, and value of work By esther joos estebanthis inspirational little book shows how to educate your children in one of the most important aspects of life: work. too often for children (and adults), work is associated with drudgery and boredom. but for many, work is a source of joy. it provides opportunities for livelihood, self-expression, socialization, and character building.using true-life stories and examples, the work of children highlights the universal phenomenon of work, inspires parents to probe its essence, and guides them as they teach their children to love and value the work that they do now and as adults.https://scepterpublishers.org/products/the-work-of-children-helping-children-understand-the-meaning-purpose-and-value-of-workhttps://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/1193/5190/products/scepter-1118_grande.jpg?v=1527661919Scepter new 5554347905in stockMedia > BooksCustom Label 0 is emptyCustom Label 1 is emptyCustom Label 2 is emptyCustom Label 3 is emptyBookBook 7.95USD shopify_5468809409Thirsting for prayer "what the world most needs today is prayer. it is prayer that will give birth to all the renewals, healings, deep and fruitful transformations we all want for society today.... i am more and more convinced that everything comes from prayer and that, among the calls of the spirit, this is the first and most urgent one we should respond to." many have already benefited from fr. jacques’ best-selling book on prayer, time for god. in thirsting for prayer, fr. jacques revisits some of the themes covered in that book and develops new insights that are both profound and practical. these reflections guide us with simplicity on the path to intimacy with god, helping us to develop an actual taste for personal prayer. this "school of prayer" opens us up to the encounter with god that transforms us from within.view fr. jacques philippe's website and app (www.frjacquesphilippe.com)https://scepterpublishers.org/products/thirsting-for-prayerhttps://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/1193/5190/products/scepter-1049_grande.jpg?v=1527661920Scepter new 5468809409in stockMedia > BooksCustom Label 0 is emptyCustom Label 1 is emptyCustom Label 2 is emptyCustom Label 3 is emptyBookBook 9.95USD shopify_5547281345Thomas more: a lonely voice against the power of the state By peter berglarthis book explores the conscience and motivation of one of the most admired persons in history: st. thomas more. most people know that thomas more wrote a book called utopia about a perfect society and got his head chopped off by king henry viii. but there was much more to the man. more not only occupied england’s most powerful position under the king as lord chancellor, but was also a devoted family man, a renaissance figure of renown throughout europe, and the author of works of apologetics as well as poetry, fiction and plays. even while awaiting execution in the tower of london, his multi-volume "tower writings" poured out, evidence of his deep faith and life of prayer.in gulliver’s travels, protestant author jonathan swift named more among the six greatest defenders of liberty of all time, “to which all the ages of the world cannot add a seventh.” erasmus praised him as one “born, created for friendship.” after his death, a popular tune sang the praises of his “gentle heart”:when more some time had chancellor been,no more suits did remain;the like will never more be seen till more be there again.peter berglar, who has written ten biographies including one of st. peter, and one of the earliest studies of opus dei and its founder, st. josemaría escrivá, deals in this new translation of the original german with the ultimate question: for what is life not worth living? when must it be purchased at a price that could devalue and perhaps destroy it? “it has been repeated in every generation. there will never be a lack of idols and dictators who demand this sacrifice.”https://scepterpublishers.org/products/thomas-more-a-lonely-voice-against-the-power-of-the-statehttps://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/1193/5190/products/scepter-1117_grande.jpg?v=1527661920Scepter new 5547281345in stockMedia > BooksCustom Label 0 is emptyCustom Label 1 is emptyCustom Label 2 is emptyCustom Label 3 is emptyBookBook 9.95USD shopify_5554044545Three to get married By fulton j. sheenone of the greatest and best-loved spokesmen for the faith here sets out the church's beautiful understanding of marriage in his trademark clear and entertaining style.frankly and charitably, sheen presents the causes of and solutions to common marital crises, and tells touching real-life stories of people whose lives were transformed through marriage. he emphasizes that our blessed lord is at the center of every successful and loving marriage.this is a perfect gift for engaged couples, or for married people as a fruitful occasion for self-examination.https://scepterpublishers.org/products/three-to-get-marriedhttps://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/1193/5190/products/scepter-1134_grande.jpg?v=1527661921Scepter new 5554044545in stockMedia > BooksCustom Label 0 is emptyCustom Label 1 is emptyCustom Label 2 is emptyCustom Label 3 is emptyBookBook 7.95USD shopify_5546019585Through wind and waves: on being a spiritual guide By francis fernandez-carvajala guide is a welcome addition on most any journey. so it is with the greatest of all journeys: the journey to god. one of the church’s most long-standing and fruitful traditions, spiritual direction is an instrument of god’s glory in the world. the act of clearing the way for the holy spirit is a delicate yet challenging matter, and one that requires humility, patience, and charity, among other virtues.through wind and waves is a guidebook for those undertaking this important work. it offers wisdom for both the supernatural and the practical elements of spiritual direction. it shows that being a spiritual guide is not simply a matter of prayer and meditation, but one of a firm interior life, genuine friendship, and the daily realities of living one’s life for the lord. that life will be marked by adventure, since every soul is unique and is led by the spirit to blaze new paths to holiness.filled with wisdom from the saints, as well as jesus’ words in the gospels, through wind and waves is a valuable resource for those called to lead others into the safe harbor of god’s love.rev. francis fernández-carvajal holds graduate degrees in both history and canon law. ordained in 1964, he is a priest of the opus dei prelature and the author of many popular spiritual works. his seven-volume series in conversation with god provides over 500 meditations to be used throughout the liturgical year. it has sold over 2 million copies and has been translated into many languages.https://scepterpublishers.org/products/through-wind-and-waves-on-being-a-spiritual-guidehttps://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/1193/5190/products/scepter-1139_grande.jpg?v=1527661921Scepter new 5546019585in stockMedia > BooksCustom Label 0 is emptyCustom Label 1 is emptyCustom Label 2 is emptyCustom Label 3 is emptyBookBook 9.95USD shopify_5390778305Time for god Many people today are thirsty for god and feel a desire for an intense, personal prayer life that is deep and ongoing. but they encounter obstacles that prevent them from following the path seriously, and especially from persevering on it. time for god was written with these desires and difficulties in mind.in time for god, author jacques philippe mainly concentrates on mental prayer: prayer that consists of facing god in solitude and silence for a time in order to enter into intimate, loving communion with him. practicing this kind of prayer regularly is considered by all spiritual masters to be an indispensable path that gives access to genuine christian life—a path to knowing and loving god that empowers us to respond to his call to holiness addressed to each individual.philippe draws on years of experience as a spiritual guide to illuminate the fundamental principles of mental prayer and describes some common mistakes and misconceptions that can lead it astray. with simplicity and clarity he explains the foundational principles for a healthy prayer life and gives advice for overcoming the various obstacles that arise when one sets off on the path of interior prayer.time for god has become an international bestseller in french and spanish and is written by the bestselling author ofinterior freedom, also published by scepter.view fr. jacques philippe's website and app (www.frjacquesphilippe.com)https://scepterpublishers.org/products/time-for-godhttps://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/1193/5190/products/scepter-1044_grande.jpg?v=1527661922Scepter new 5390778305in stockMedia > BooksCustom Label 0 is emptyCustom Label 1 is emptyCustom Label 2 is emptyCustom Label 3 is emptyBookBook 7.95USD shopify_5545177985To be a man: life lessons for young men By james b. stensona young man’s late teens and early twenties are often undervalued as times of amorphous self-discovery. but it doesn’t have to be that way. what is often considered a period to determine what a young man will do is better used as an opportunity to shape the more important matter of who he will be. men who are considered great are those of integrity: men who have unified their intentions, words, and actions, and chosen to be guided by the time-tested virtues of sound judgment, responsibility, courage, self-mastery, and respect for others. success hinges not only on the major decisions a young man makes, but also on the everyday choices.culled from the wisdom of ordinary men who have gone before, this collection of practical advice tackles everything from the books one reads, to the friends he surrounds himself with, to the way he presents himself in social situations. when a young man takes these lessons to heart, he can be sure to become a man of great character, one who can joyfully and faithfully serve his family, his society, and ultimately, his god.https://scepterpublishers.org/products/to-be-a-man-life-lessons-for-young-menhttps://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/1193/5190/products/scepter-1042_grande.jpg?v=1527661923Scepter new 5545177985in stockMedia > BooksCustom Label 0 is emptyCustom Label 1 is emptyCustom Label 2 is emptyCustom Label 3 is emptyBookBook 7.95USD shopify_654236975127To know christ jesus Descriptionthis modern spiritual classic by frank sheed, the renowned author, publisher and lecturer, is brought back into print for the benefit of new generations of readers to develop a deeper, more profound knowledge of jesus christ. sheed's concern with the gospels is to come to know christ as he actually lived among us, interacted with all the various people he encountered from his infancy to his passion and death--the god-man who was like us in all things except sin.sheed has tried especially to see our lord in his effect upon others--seeing how they saw him, trying to see why they saw him so. there is much about mary and joseph in their task of bringing up a baby who was literally adorable; about john the baptist; about mary of bethany and mary magdalen; about nicodemus; about people we meet only for a moment, like the man born blind and the owners of the drowned swine; and why the pharisees, not only the worst of them but some of the best, would not accept christ.faith, doctrine, prayer, worship--all the content and consequences of christian belief--rest on the person of christ jesus as recorded in the gospels. in this classic study, frank j. sheed employs wide learning, theological sophistication, spiritual insight, and a lucid style to bring the reader to a personal encounter with the living lord. to know christ jesus has been justly called "one of the most satisfying studies of the gospel ever made."frank j. sheed had a distinguished career as a publisher, lecturer, street-corner evangelist, and popular writer. he and his wife maisie ward were the founders of the publishing house sheed & ward. his many books include christ in eclipse, what difference does jesus make?, theology and sanity, and a map of life."my concern with the gospels is to see the face which through all the centuries has looked out from them upon men. the object is not to prove something but to meet someone--that we should know christ jesus, know him as one person may know another. as christians we love him, try to live by his law, would think it a glory to die for him. but how well do we know him?"- frank sheed, from the forewordabout the authorfrank sheed was one of the best -known catholic writers and apologists of the 20th century. he founded the catholic publishing house of sheed & ward. his many books include to know christ jesus, a map of life, theology and sanity, society and sanity, and saints are not sad, all published by ignatius press. https://scepterpublishers.org/products/to-know-christ-jesushttps://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/1193/5190/products/To_Know_Christ_Jesus_grande.jpg?v=1527661923Scepter new 654236975127in stockMedia > BooksCustom Label 0 is emptyCustom Label 1 is emptyCustom Label 2 is emptyCustom Label 3 is empty 17.95USD shopify_5544945793Uncommon faith By john f. coverdalethe early years of opus dei 1928-1943this book explores the early years of opus dei and shows why st. josemaría escrivá so quickly became renowned for his sanctity. bringing to light details found only in hard-to-find spanish sources, author john coverdale highlights st. josemaría's tireless, courageous efforts to spread the message of lay holiness even amid the terror and uncertainty of the spanish civil war. coverdale explains how st. josemaría helped others find jesus christ through a lay spirituality that anticipated vatican ii by thirty years.uncommon faith is an absorbing, highly readable introduction to the life of a towering modern saint - and essential reading for anyone searching for the key to the church's renewal in our age. it will be of interest to anyone who keeps up with developments in the contemporary church, as well as to scholars of spanish history and church history. https://scepterpublishers.org/products/uncommon-faithhttps://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/1193/5190/products/scepter-1127_grande.jpg?v=1527661924Scepter new 5544945793in stockMedia > BooksCustom Label 0 is emptyCustom Label 1 is emptyCustom Label 2 is emptyCustom Label 3 is emptyBookBook 14.95USD shopify_8826220365Understanding the gospels The last two hundred years show the emergence of an enormous growth industry in the field of biblical analysis, particularly on the evidence presented in the gospel accounts of the life of jesus christ. but most often the exhaustive analysis brought to bear on the gospels is dominated by a biased point-of-view against their authenticity. authors who have taken the position of “liberal” criticism claim that the gospels do not show the true jesus, but one who has been idealized and mythologized by his followers. written by faculty from the university of navarre, this book takes the approach of a careful study of the texts and their surrounding circumstances to show that the gospels are both a reflection of the apostles’ preaching about jesus as well as trustworthy historical testimonies to his life and work.https://scepterpublishers.org/products/understanding-the-gospelshttps://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/1193/5190/products/understanding-the-gospels_grande.jpg?v=1527661925Scepter new 8826220365in stockMedia > BooksCustom Label 0 is emptyCustom Label 1 is emptyCustom Label 2 is emptyCustom Label 3 is emptyBookBook 7.95USD shopify_5546783233Understanding the mass By charles belmontefor catholics and non-catholics alike, here is a clear, detailed explanation of the various parts of the mass. this book shows you each one’s firm foundation in scripture, church history, and the unchanging teaching of the church — as well as its importance in helping you draw closer to god. author charles belmonte even includes a handy guide to the names and significance of the various liturgical vessels and vestments. most importantly, this winsome and enlightening book also includes a revealing examination of the importance of the eucharist in daily life.https://scepterpublishers.org/products/understanding-the-masshttps://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/1193/5190/products/scepter-1094_grande.jpg?v=1527661925Scepter new 5546783233in stockMedia > BooksCustom Label 0 is emptyCustom Label 1 is emptyCustom Label 2 is emptyCustom Label 3 is emptyBookBook 11.95USD shopify_5554572865Virtuous leadership: an agenda for personal excellence By alexandre havarddrawing on the lives of some of the greatest political, intellectual and religious leaders of modern times, and the author’s personal experience, virtuous leadership demonstrates that leadership and virtue are not only compatible, they are actually synonymous.virtuous leadership defines each of the classical human virtues most essential to leadership – magnanimity, humility, prudence, courage, self-control and justice. it demonstrates how these virtues promote personal transformation and the attainment of self-fulfillment. it also considers the christian supernatural virtues of faith, hope and charity without which no study of leadership can be complete.the book’s final section, towards victory, offers a methodology for the achievement of interior growth tailored to the needs of busy, professional people intent on imbuing their lives with a transcendent purpose. thus, the aim of virtuous leadership is ultimately practical. it is meant to be your guidebook in the quest for excellence.https://scepterpublishers.org/products/virtuous-leadership-2nd-editionhttps://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/1193/5190/products/scepter-1115_grande.jpg?v=1527661926Scepter new 5554572865in stockMedia > BooksCustom Label 0 is emptyCustom Label 1 is emptyCustom Label 2 is emptyCustom Label 3 is emptyBookBook 9.95USD shopify_5546737153Visions of purgatory: a private revelation Visions of purgatory offers a surprisingly sober and clear account of purgatory that offers more consolation than fear before this great mystery of god’s mercy. translated from french, the text was written in the latter half of the twentieth century by an anonymous author and contains a private revelation of purgatory with annotations from the magisterium of the church and the teachings of the saints, above all st. thomas aquinas.it is organized into three parts: the first part explains the role of private revelations and how to gain profit from them; the second part contains doctrinal teachings that form a kind of treatise on purgatory; the third and final part is dedicated to revelations of souls in purgatory. details concerning the life of the author have been omitted in order to maintain the author’s anonymity.https://scepterpublishers.org/products/visions-of-purgatory-a-private-revelationhttps://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/1193/5190/products/scepter-1097_grande.jpg?v=1527114977Scepter new 5546737153in stockMedia > BooksCustom Label 0 is emptyCustom Label 1 is emptyCustom Label 2 is emptyCustom Label 3 is emptyBookBook 9.95USD shopify_475457388567Whatever happened to friendship? descriptionby henry menziesan architect and catholic convert, henry menzies (who died in february 2017) originallyself-published this short book which trumpets the joys, benefits, and absolute necessity of real friendship for the sake of happiness, health, and virtue. menzies takes you on a tour of friendship through famous figures of history, recent writers, and ancient scholars. when you finish reading this book, the names, phone numbers, emails, birth dates, and anniversaries that make up the glue of real life will seem more sacred and life giving instead of dreary duties. in essence, this little book shows the value of a good friend.author biohenry hardinge menzies of new rochelle, ny, was born in hickory, nc. he worked for several film production companies in new york city and in 1951 enlisted as a sailor in the navy during the korean war, rising to the rank of lieutenant. shortly before leaving the navy, henry was received into the catholic church. after the war, he obtained a degree in architecture from the school of design at north carolina state university and in 1962 founded the architects group. his architectural work concentrated on design and renovation of churches and chapels. henry was an avid painter, and drew others into his love of art through his enthusiasm. this book was written affectionately, as he understood true friendship, had a wide circle of friends, and shared his joy-filled and generous spirit with all of them. reviews“this can be a great little motivator for young people and those not so young. thefact that many people, young and old, have few friends is certainly an issue. when i gotthe manuscript, i was motivated to preach on the topic of friendship and the virtuesinvolved. this book is already having an impact.”—rev. max polak, sydney, australia“i have nothing but praise. it is well organized, clearly and eloquently written, full ofadmirable quotations, and everywhere offering sound, common sense advice, not tomention spiritual profundities.”—bill park, santa cruz, californiahttps://scepterpublishers.org/products/whatever-happened-to-friendshiphttps://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/1193/5190/products/WhateverHappenedToFriendship_grande.jpeg?v=1527661927Scepter new 475457388567in stockMedia > BooksCustom Label 0 is emptyCustom Label 1 is emptyCustom Label 2 is emptyCustom Label 3 is emptyBookBook 7.95USD shopify_475432255511When the cherry trees blossomed Descriptionby josé miguel cejasthis book includes a set of unforgettable short stories that offer a fascinating look at japan, the beginnings of christian conversion, and the development of opus dei in the land of the rising sun…. a buddhist bonze recalls an earthquake that devastated japan, a sculptor working on a statue of the holy family tells about his conversion, a well-known poet of haiku speaks of japanese culture. people of diverse profiles, both christian and non-christian, offer their views on the adventure of faith and the development of opus dei in a country where the christian population remains around 1%.author biojosé miguel cejas (1952-2016) graduated from the university of navarre in 1975. he wrote more than 20 books, including many biographies of persons connected with opus dei. his book, like any other: a girl named montse, the story of venerable montserrat grases, was published by scepter in 2017.https://scepterpublishers.org/products/when-the-cherry-trees-blossomedhttps://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/1193/5190/products/CherryBlossom_Cover_HighRes_grande.jpg?v=1527661928Scepter new 475432255511in stockMedia > BooksCustom Label 0 is emptyCustom Label 1 is emptyCustom Label 2 is emptyCustom Label 3 is emptyBookBook 9.95USD shopify_5545972737Why john is different: unique insights in the gospel and writings of st. john By rev. juan chapathe director of the navarre bible project at the university of navarre in spain brings together his thoughts on one of the most intriguing gospel writers, st. john.st. john has been called “the theologian” because of the theological depth of his writing. he is often symbolically represented as an eagle because his writings soar to the heights of the divinity just as the eagle soars upward to the sun. if the gospels are “the heart of all of scripture,” and therefore the object of special veneration and study, then the gospel of st. john deserves special attention as the summit of the four.https://scepterpublishers.org/products/why-john-is-different-unique-insights-in-the-gospel-and-writings-of-st-johnhttps://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/1193/5190/products/scepter-1123_grande.jpg?v=1527661928Scepter new 5545972737in stockMedia > BooksCustom Label 0 is emptyCustom Label 1 is emptyCustom Label 2 is emptyCustom Label 3 is emptyBookBook 11.95USD shopify_5545690049Why priests? answers guided by the teaching of benedict xvi By paul josef cardinal cordeswhen—as we often hear—there are too few priests, can and should lay people assume some part of the priestly ministry? and when all men and women have equal dignity in the eyes of god, is it not also time to organize parishes democratically? also, why does the church need priests at all?just in time for the “year for priests,” paul josef cardinal cordes, the president of the pontifical council cor unum and a close friend of pope benedict xvi, offers a wide-ranging view of the priesthood which draws on the holy father’s thinking and scholarship over a period of fifty years. the book covers four major themes: origins of priesthood, development through the history of the church, the limitations and problems faced by priests, and finally, personal faith and the church’s salvific means. through these reflections the cardinal offers a deeper understanding of the catholic priesthood which is sure to be helpful for the priest and his parish, the seminarian and his ambience, as well as all those interested in the priestly ministry and the church’s decision-making process.paul josef cardinal cordes was born in kirchhundern, germany, in 1934 and ordained a priest in 1961. after studying medicine, philosophy and theology in münster, paderborn and lyon, he was awarded a doctorate in 1971 under the direction of cardinal karl lehmann. he worked for the secretariat of the german bishops’ conference and in 1975 was named auxiliary bishop of paderborn by pope paul vi. in 1980, pope john paul ii called him to rome as vice president of the pontifi cal council for the laity. appointed president of the pontifi cal council “cor unum” in 1995, he was elevated to the college of cardinals by pope benedict xvi in 2007.https://scepterpublishers.org/products/why-priests-answers-guided-by-the-teaching-of-benedict-xvihttps://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/1193/5190/products/scepter-1105_grande.jpg?v=1527661929Scepter new 5545690049out of stockMedia > BooksCustom Label 0 is emptyCustom Label 1 is emptyCustom Label 2 is emptyCustom Label 3 is emptyBookBook 19.95USD shopify_599859626007Why the cross? Descriptionback in printby rev. edward leenjesus christ's death on the cross is the central act of human existence which links every act of suffering, self-giving, or self-denial with god himself. the author, a priest who wrote on the eve of world war ii, makes the connection between the crucifixion as the horrible expiation for all sins, and the need for ordinary faithful to willingly embrace suffereing in its various forms to find their way to god.how we obtain happiness amidst sufferingaddresses the problem of pain"too many use their religion as medicine and not as food. they make of it a remedy for evil and not a means to good."https://scepterpublishers.org/products/why-the-crosshttps://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/1193/5190/products/Why_The_Cross_grande.jpg?v=1527661930Scepter new 599859626007out of stockMedia > BooksCustom Label 0 is emptyCustom Label 1 is emptyCustom Label 2 is emptyCustom Label 3 is emptyBookBook 19.95USD shopify_5545483393Why we need confession By russell shawrussell shaw explains in this book why only through sacramental confession can you regain harmony of soul and the grace lost by sin. he provides concise rational explanations for what many have realized through their own experience: there is no substitute for divine forgiveness. here is an excellent book to equip you to explain and defend the church’s teaching about confession — and a great gift to give to non-catholics and skeptical catholics to help them see that confession is a necessity of any healthy spiritual life.https://scepterpublishers.org/products/why-we-need-confessionhttps://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/1193/5190/products/318_grande.jpeg?v=1527661930Scepter new 5545483393in stockMedia > BooksCustom Label 0 is emptyCustom Label 1 is emptyCustom Label 2 is emptyCustom Label 3 is emptyBookBook 9.95USD shopify_5554074817Wounds in the heart: the healing power of forgiveness By dr. javier schlatterto err is human. but because we are social beings, our mistakes often harm others in small and not-so-small ways. we have all given or received wounds that need the healing power of forgiveness. this is easier said than done, however. many would like to forgive, but just can’t seem to do it. and they continue to suffer the bitterness and the lack of peace that comes from unforgiven injuries.in wounds in the heart, dr. javier schlatter leads us out of this conundrum and into a deeper understanding of forgiveness and its importance in our lives. he explains what forgiveness is, what it is not, and how to experience its healing power in our lives. he also looks at the impact of forgiveness on health and the keys to forgiveness in marriage. his insights are practical but also provide a deeper understanding of forgiveness that goes well beyond a superficial self-help book.dr. schlatter is assistant director of the department of psychiatry and medical psychology at the university of navarre medical clinic. he is the author of several books on anxiety and stress and is a specialist in emotional disorders and the biological basis of depression and phobias.https://scepterpublishers.org/products/wounds-in-the-heart-the-healing-power-of-forgivenesshttps://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/1193/5190/products/scepter-1091_grande.jpg?v=1527661934Scepter new 5554074817in stockMedia > BooksCustom Label 0 is emptyCustom Label 1 is emptyCustom Label 2 is emptyCustom Label 3 is emptyBookBook 8.95USD shopify_5544635649Writing "the way" By russell shawthe year 2009 brought the 70th anniversary of the first publication of the way by the founder of opus dei, who was a 37-year-old priest in madrid when the book appeared. since then this spiritual classic has gone into numerous translations and sold nearly 5 million copies worldwide. read by popes, priests, mothers and fathers, students and working men and women around the world, its contents reflect the unique pastoral experiences and spiritual insights of its author, st. josemaría escrivá.in writing "the way" russell shaw provides dramatic background information about the composition of this book in the difficult years before and during the civil war in spain as well as important theological and ascetical interpretations from a variety of sources. it is a valuable help to the reader seeking to understand the way better and apply its contents in his or her own life.https://scepterpublishers.org/products/writing-the-wayhttps://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/1193/5190/products/scepter-1028_grande.jpg?v=1527661935Scepter new 5544635649in stockMedia > BooksCustom Label 0 is emptyCustom Label 1 is emptyCustom Label 2 is emptyCustom Label 3 is emptyBookBook 7.95USD shopify_5546532801You can pray! meditations for teens By nora brownehave you ever tried to pray, but found yourself daydreaming instead? do you sometimes wonder what you’re supposed to do, or say, or think at the time of prayer? do you ever wonder if god really hears your prayers? if so, then this book is for you.you can pray! contains 125 short points for reflection that will help you kick-start your conversation with god. these reflections will stimulate your mind and heart to ponder the really important things in life, like god, family, friends, your future, and much more. keep it tucked away in your pocket or backpack, and use it the next time you go to pray. if you do, you will always be ready to speak with your father god, who will always be listening.https://scepterpublishers.org/products/you-can-pray-meditations-for-teenshttps://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/1193/5190/products/you-can-pray-print_grande.jpg?v=1527661935Scepter new 5546532801in stockMedia > BooksCustom Label 0 is emptyCustom Label 1 is emptyCustom Label 2 is emptyCustom Label 3 is emptyBookBook 1.95USD shopify_5547695873You see me, you hear me: a short guide to prayer for young adults By fr. michael gieslerthis short guidebook offers a simple and engaging introduction to prayer for young people (high school and college). it highlights the many benefits of regular prayer as well as some of the obstacles along the way. beginning with a simple explanation of prayer as a turning of our hearts and minds to god, it goes on to offer some important practical tips on how to pray well. in this short guide, you will learn:the benefits of spiritual reading in prayerwhere and when to praywhat to do at the time of prayerhow to connect prayer to everyday lifehow to overcome obstacles to prayerfr. michael giesler is the author of the junia trilogy and has many years of experience as a spiritual director of people of all ages.https://scepterpublishers.org/products/you-see-me-you-hear-me-a-short-guide-to-prayer-for-young-adultshttps://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/1193/5190/products/scepter-1084_grande.jpg?v=1527661936Scepter new 5547695873in stockMedia > BooksCustom Label 0 is emptyCustom Label 1 is emptyCustom Label 2 is emptyCustom Label 3 is emptyBookBook 4.99USD