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Belief of Catholics
Msgr Ronald Knox
$13.45 (Save $1.50)
[Paperback] Ignatius Press (2000)
Ronald Knox was one of the most influential British convert-writers of the 20th century. Of his many works, The Belief of Catholics is his best-known book and his premiere piece of apologetics. While it deals extensively with Protestantism, its target is more the unchurched or lightly-church modern who, if he gives any thought at all to Catholicism, thinks it mildly foreign. As Knox knew, it is not the most difficult part of modern apologetics to convince the devoted Protestant that he has much of Christian truth but now needs to move on to the rest, which is found only in the Catholic Church. The most difficult part is convincing the nominal Protestant (or nominal Catholic), the vaguely religious person, or the person without any religious inclinations that God really does exist, that His existence matters, and that only knowledge of Him and obedience to Him can lead to answers to the questions that haunt everyone. Knox discusses “the truths Catholics hold”, “the rules Catholics acknowledge”, “the strength Catholics receive”, and “the ambitions Catholics honour”. These truths, rules, strengths, and ambitions were attractive to the book’s first readers. They were answers to the ever-present “Why?”. These answers will prove equally attractive to today’s readers who, after so many decades of failed isms, yearn for understanding and commitment even more than did their grandparents’ generation.
Orthodoxy: The Romance of Faith
GK Chesterton
$8.95 (Save $1.00)
[Paperback] Image Books (1991)
Chesterton's classic explanation of the essentials of the Christian faith and of his pilgrimage to belief. Written in 1908, it displays all the intellectual clarity and literary skill of one of this century's greatest and most thoughtful authors.
Beauty of Holiness and the Holiness of Beauty: Art, Sanctity and the Truth of Catholicism
John Saward
$16.15 (Save $1.80)
[Paperback] Ignatius Press (1997)
This book is a unique meditation on the beauty of Christ and His saints and centers on several works of art by Fra Angelico. Saward has written a book not on art history but on the spendor of Catholic truth. Beauty is the splendor of truth.
Brother Astronomer: Adventures of a Vatican Scientist
Br Guy Consolmagno
$19.96 (Save $4.99)
[Hardback] (2000)
Consolmagno long had the scientific qualifications to be the pope's astronomer but didn't join the Jesuits, whose bailiwick the Vatican observatory is, until, at age 37, God told him he was ready. After settling in, he concentrated on the Vatican's meteorite collection, continuing his research on what such literally unearthly rocks might reveal; providing plenty about procedure, he traces that research in the first part of his ingratiating memoirs. In the second, he discusses the relationship of religion and science, arguing that because Christianity holds that what God has created, including human rationality, is good, the Catholic Church has always strongly encouraged science, the suppression of Galileo--the only incident of its kind in church history--notwithstanding. In the third part, Consolmagno presents his journey from brainy, devout youth through MIT and academic astronomy to the Jesuits and the Vatican, and in the last he describes, from firsthand experience, what meteorite gathering in Antarctica is like. Congenially conveying both meaty science and meaty theology, Consolmagno contributes vitally to the rapprochement of science and faith.
Catholic Questions Catholic Answers
Father Kenneth Ryan
[Paperback] Servant Publications (1990)
  Charitable Anathema
Dietrich Von Hildebrand
[Hardback] Roman Catholic Books (1993)
Did Adam & Eve Have Bellybuttons: And 199 Other Questions From Catholic Teenagers
Matthew Pinto
$10.79 (Save $1.20)
[Paperback] (1998)
This book, even though the title says its for Catholic teenagers, is for all Catholics and those considering the Catholic faith. This is a great book if you feel you need to learn more about where the Church stands on certain issues, giving references to Scripture, the Catechism, and various other Church documents. If you are constantly bombarded with questions from inquiring Protestants, this book with help your answers.
Faith of Our Fathers
Cardinal Gibbons
[Paperback] TAN Books (1980)
In the Beginning: A Catholic Understanding of the Story of Creation and the Fall
Joseph Cardinal Ratzinger
$11.70 (Save $1.30)
[Paperback] Wm B Eerdmans Publishing (1996)
Cardinal Ratzinger, today's best-known Catholic theologian, discusses God as creator, the meaning of the biblical creation accounts, the creation of human beings, sin and salvation, and the consequences of faith in creation.
  Introduction to Christianity
Joseph Cardinal Ratzinger
$14.35 (Save $1.60)
[Paperback] Ignatius Press (1990)
  Meaning of Christian Brotherhood
Joseph Cardinal Ratzinger
$8.95 (Save $1.00)
[Paperback] Ignatius Press (1993)
Michelangelo: Pieta
Robert Hupka
$14.35 (Save $1.60)
[Paperback] Ignatius Press (1999)
This beautiful art book contains 150 stunning photos of Michelangelo’s greatest masterpiece that truly inspire in the reader a spirit of prayer and love of Jesus and Mary. "Pieta", an Italian word meaning "pity" and "compassion", is derived from the Latin "pietas", meaning "a profound love that neither life nor death can destroy". That is what the photos of this divinely inspired sculpture profoundly communicate to the viewer
GK Chesterton
$10.75 (Save $1.20)
[Paperback] Ignatius Press (1995)
Gilbert Keith Chesterton called himself a "pagan" at 12 and was agnostic by 16. He then developed a personal, positive philosophy that turned out to be orthodox Christianity. First published in 1908, when he was 35, this intellectual and spiritual autobiography combines simplicity with subtlety in a model apologetic for those who face the same materialism and anti-supernaturalism as the "man at war with his times".
Theology and Sanity
Frank Sheed
$16.15 (Save $1.80)
[Hardback] Ignatius Press (1993)
One of Sheed's most popular books, this ideal volume for the layman shows the practical aspects of theology in the life of a Christian believer. Logic, clarity, and simplicity permeate this eminently readable book.
  Yes or No? Straight Answers to Tough Questions About Christianity
Peter Kreeft
$10.75 (Save $1.20)
[Paperback] Ignatius Press (1991)
  Opus Dei: Who? How? Why?
Guiseppe Romano
$8.95 (Save $1.00)
[Paperback] Alba House (1995)
For the first time, the institute of the Catholic Church, Opus Dei, is explained in a systematic way, from the fundamental aspect of its "message" regarding the universal call to holiness to the occasional charges which sometimes are leveled against it.

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