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ETHICS AND THE ELDERLY THE CHALLENGE OF LONG TERM CARE

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A study of long-term care through the lens of the Catholic ethical tradition, offering a history of the ethics of caregiving, a snapshot of the contemporary situation in the U.S., biblical perspectives on aging and eldercare, and models for future care.

A survey of gerontological ethics and long-term care, offering a history of the ethics of caregiving, an analysis of the present situation vis a vis contemporary society and Christian perspectives, and some models for future care that incorporate an ethical "responsibility to care." Academic but accessible, this text will be a valuable textbook but also appeal to non-academic audiences dealing with the growing field of eldercare, and will also provide a useful tool for reflection for Catholic ethicists and medical providers.

This timely reflection will appear at a historical moment where an aging population, advances in medical care, and the rising costs of such care across the board have made ethics of health care a pressing national question.

ISBN/SKU: 
9781626981317
Author: 
Sarha M. Moses
Publication Date: 
2015-04-10
Publisher: 
Orbis Books

THRILL OF THE CHASTE FINDING FULFILLMENT WHILE KEEPING YOUR CLOTHES ON CATHOLIC EDITION

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$15.95

Dawn Eden, internationally known speaker and author, presents a completely revised Catholic edition of her bestselling work, The Thrill of the Chaste. In this version, Eden shares her story of conversion to Catholicism and invites readers into a Catholic understanding of chastity and its spiritual benefits.

When Dawn Eden released The Thrill of the Chaste in 2006, she was a Jewish convert to Protestant Christianity, preparing to make the final leap into Catholicism. Now, nine years later, Eden has extensively updated The Thrill of the Chaste, sharing how her Catholic faith, the lives and intercession of the saints, and the healing power of the sacraments have led her to find her true identity in Christ.

This revised, Catholic version offers spiritual and practical advice for both men and women seeking to live chastely in a world that glorifies sex. Eden offers tips to help readers avoid temptation and live faithfully--including dressing modestly, but not being afraid to feel good about the way they look; trusting that God has a plan for their life and relationships; and making sure their "yes" comes from the heart.

ISBN/SKU: 
9781594715587
Author: 
Dawn Eden
Publication Date: 
2015-01-26
Publisher: 
Ave Maria Press

GAY AND CATHOLIC ACCEPTING MY SEXUALITY FINDING COMMUNITY LIVING MY FAITH

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$15.95

In this first book from an openly lesbian and celibate Catholic, widely published writer and blogger Eve Tushnet recounts her spiritual and intellectual journey from liberal atheism to faithful Catholicism and shows how gay Catholics can love and be loved while adhering to Church teaching.


Eve Tushnet was among the unlikeliest of converts. The only child of two atheist academics, Tushnet was a typical Yale undergraduate until the day she went out to poke fun at a gathering of philosophical debaters, who happened also to be Catholic. Instead of enjoying mocking what she termed the "zoo animals," she found herself engaged in intellectual conversation with them and, in a move that surprised even her, she soon converted to Catholicism. Already self-identifying as a lesbian, Tushnet searched for a third way in the seeming two-option system available to gay Catholics: reject Church teaching on homosexuality or reject the truth of your sexuality. Gay and Catholic is the fruit of Tushnet's searching: what she learned in studying Christian history and theology and her articulation of how gay Catholics can pour their love and need for connection into friendships, community, service, and artistic creation.

ISBN/SKU: 
9781594715426
Author: 
TUSHNET E
Publication Date: 
2014-10-19
Publisher: 
Ave Maria Press

CHASTITY IS FOR LOVERS SINGLE HAPP AND STILL A VIRGIN

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$13.95

In 2012, journalist Arleen Spenceley outed herself as a twenty-six-year-old virgin in a Tampa Bay Times op-ed that went viral. In Chastity Is for Lovers, Spenceley expands on that piece, advocating Catholic teaching on sex and marriage with candor and humor, and without judgment.


In her debut book, seasoned journalist and self-professed "happy virgin" Arleen Spenceley offers a mature, funny, and relatable vision of Catholic teaching on chastity for young adults. Chastity Is for Lovers provides perspective on a variety of topics--the difference between chastity and abstinence, how virginity is an affirming and valuable life choice, how the word "purity" can be harmful in ministry settings, how to date well, and why sexual self-control is the best form of marriage preparation--and gives single adults the best possible chance to find true love. She carefully avoids using language that shames readers and instead presents a view of chastity that is joyful and positive.

ISBN/SKU: 
9781594714801
Author: 
SPENCELEY A
Publication Date: 
2014-11-27
Publisher: 
Ave Maria Press

PURE WOMANHOOD

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$2.99

If you've ever tried to talk to a young girl about purity and chastity, especially one who's just entering high school, you know how difficult it can be. Finding the right words to let her know about all of the temptations and pressures she'll be facing as she grows up can prove quite a task. What if you could give her something to read that she'd enjoy — and believe? Now you can. "Pure Womanhood" focuses on the concerns and difficulties faced specifically by girls. From questions such as "What guy wants a pure girl?" to "It's my body; isn't it my choice?", Crystalina Evert addresses these challenges in a most engaging way: through sharing her own experiences and how she eventually turned her life around. Crystalina's story raises many questions about the challenges our young people face every day — and the answers she provides will give girls plenty to think about. Whether the young women you know have yet to discover the ways of the world or if they've already made mistakes and are heading down a destructive path, "Pure Womanhood" gives them the reasons — and the assurance — that chastity is the right choice and that it's never too late to start over. With her powerful testimony and blunt words of wisdom, Crystalina restores a young woman's hope for love. She shows that real love is possible, regardless of the past. Get your copies of this marvelous booklet today!

ISBN/SKU: 
9781888992786
Author: 
Crystalina Evert
Publication Date: 
2005-05-01
Publisher: 
Catholic Answers

MORE THAN A MONOLOGUE V2

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$28.00

This powerful new collection gives voice to the lived experiences of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer persons with and within the Catholic Church, and promotes much-needed dialogue about faith and sexuality.

This volume, like its companion, Voices of Our Times, collects essays drawn from a series of public conferences held in autumn 2011 entitled "More than a Monologue." The series was the fruit of collaboration among four institutions of higher learning: two Catholic universities and two nondenominational divinity schools. The conferences aimed to raise awareness of and advance informed, compassionate, and dialogical conversation about issues of sexual diversity within the Catholic community, as well as in the broader civic worlds that the Catholic Church and Catholic people inhabit. They generated fresh, rich sets of scholarly and reflective contributions that promise to take forward the delicate work of theological-ethical and ecclesial development. Along with Voices of Our Times, this volume captures insights from the conferences and aims to foster what the Jesuit Superior General, Fr. Adolfo Nicolas, has called the "depth of thought and imagination" needed to engage effectively with complex realities, especially in areas marked by brokenness, pain, and the need for healing. The volumes will serve as vital resources for understanding and addressing better the too often fraught relations between LGBTQ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer) persons, their loved ones and allies, and the Catholic community.

Inquiry, Thought, and Expression explores dimensions of ministry, ethics, theology, and law related to a range of LGBTQ concerns, including Catholic teaching, its reception among the faithful, and the Roman Catholic Church's significant role in world societies. Within the volume, a series of essays on ministry explores various
perspectives not frequently heard within the church. Marriage equality and the treatment of LGBTQ individuals by and within the Roman Catholic Church are considered from the vantage points of law, ethics, and theology. Themes of language and discourse are explored in analyses of the place of sexual diversity in church history, thought, and authority.

The two volumes of More than a Monologue, like the conferences from which they developed, actively move beyond the monologic voice of the institutional church on the subject of LGBTQ issues, inviting and promoting open conversations about sexual diversity and the church. Those who read Inquiry, Thought, and Expression will encounter not just an excellent resource for research and teaching in the area of moral theology but also an opportunity to actively listen to and engage in groundbreaking discussions about faith and sexuality within and outside the Catholic Church.

ISBN/SKU: 
9780823257638
Author: 
HORNBECK
Publication Date: 
2014-03-01
Publisher: 
Fordham University Press

MORE THAN A MONOLOGUE V1

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$26.00

This powerful new collection gives voice to the lived experiences of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer persons with and within the Catholic Church, and promotes much-needed dialogue about faith and sexuality.

The Second Vatican Council's landmark document Gaudium et spes called Catholics to cultivate robust, mutually enriching dialogue with the modern world by attentively and discerningly listening to the "voices of our times." This distinctive new publication, the first of two volumes that explore sexual diversity and the Catholic Church, gathers an important set of these voices: the testimonies and reflections of Catholic and former Catholic LGBTQ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer) persons, their friends, family members, and those who teach and accompany them.

Drawn from a series of conferences held in autumn 2011 and offering a spectrum of professional, generational, and personal perspectives, the essays in Voices of Our Times suggest the breadth and complexity of Catholic experiences of and engagements with sexual diversity. Each writer locates her or his reflections in careful attention to how ways of experiencing sexuality and speaking about sexual diversity are embodied in and shaped by particular practices--familial, interpersonal, professional, ecclesial, cultural, and political.

Part I, "Practicing Love," introduces the voices of singles, families, couples, parents, and children who reflect on their experiences of sexual diversity in light of their experiences of Catholicism and of Catholics. Part II, "Practicing Church," offers the perspectives of clergy and lay ministers, casting light on what pastoral workers, Catholic and otherwise, encounter as they walk with people who are grappling with issues of faith and sexuality. In Part III, "Practicing Education," writers discuss their experiences with sexual diversity in Catholic educational settings as teachers, as students, and as witnesses to the lives, loves, and struggles of LGBTQ young adults. Finally, Part IV, "Practicing Belonging," spotlights contributions by authors who have struggled with their identities and place within and around the Catholic community.

Striving to acknowledge, honor, and respect the truth and value embodied in both LGBTQ persons' lives and in the Catholic tradition, this book provides a close-to-the-ground look at the state of the conversation about sexual diversity among contemporary Roman Catholics in the United States. Along with its companion volume, Inquiry, Thought, and Expression, Voices of Our Times represents a unique opportunity for readers inside and outside the Catholic community to engage in a conversation that is at once vibrant and complex, difficult and needed.

ISBN/SKU: 
9780823256587
Author: 
HINZE
Publication Date: 
2014-03-01
Publisher: 
Fordham University Press

WITNESS TO FITNESS

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$25.99

From the renowned expert behind the bestselling "Body Gospel" fitness DVDs comes Witness to Fitness, the first program to combine faith, food, and fitness—a unique plan for getting in shape that harnesses the strength and support found in God’s love.

Donna Richardson Joyner’s joy in her Christian faith is contagious. So is her belief that losing weight and taking care of your body means giving glory to God. In Witness to Fitness, she inspires you to follow her on a unique 28-day journey to good health and a deeper love of God, using faith to empower change.

Each day in her dynamic plan includes an inspiring scriptural quote, a personal testimony, a menu with delicious recipes, four-color photographs demonstrating a particular workout, and an inspirational song suggestion that adds the right beat to keep you moving

ISBN/SKU: 
9780062112552
Author: 
JOYNER D
Publisher: 
HarperOne

THESE BEAUTIFUL BONES: AN EVERYDAY THEOLOGY OF THE BODY

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$13.95

It was Blessed John Paul II's greatest gift to the Church: The theology of the body. A window into who we are, the theology of the body is a theology for the rooms where we make love. But it s also a theology for the rooms where we work, where we eat, where we laugh, and where we pray. These Beautiful Bones takes you on a walk through those rooms. With both humor and practical wisdom, it sheds light on what the theology of the body has to say about life beyond the bedroom, about the everyday moments of life, helping you discover how to let grace enter into those moments and make of them something extraordinary.

ISBN/SKU: 
9781937155155
Author: 
Emily Stimpson
Publication Date: 
2013-09-09
Publisher: 
Emmaus Road Publishing

FILL THESE HEARTS

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$24.99

Bestselling Catholic author Christopher West's new book presents a reader-friendly and popular exploration of the Pope's revolutionary teaching on human sexuality.

Theology of the Body, based on the words of Jesus, is John Paul II's famous reflections on the body and sex that provides Catholics with a path to an authentic sexual liberation. Yet the Pope's dense scholarship often intimidates the average person. Christopher West has made it his life's mission to make this material accessible to the lay reader. What is the meaning of life? Why did God create us male and female? Why is there evil in the world and how do we overcome it? How do we attain true happiness on earth? What kind of joys await us in heaven? How can we experience the love we long for in the depth of our hearts? Through a mixture of sound theology and popular culture, West answers these questions and more.

ISBN/SKU: 
9780307987136
Author: 
WEST C
Publication Date: 
2012-11-12
Publisher: 
Image

CALLED TO LOVE: APPROACHING JOHN PAUL II'S THEOLOGY OF THE BODY

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A thoughtful, accessible work on the beauty of love and the splendor of the body, inspired by Pope John Paul II.

Christianity has long been regarded as viewing the body as a threat to a person's spiritual nature and of denying its sexual dimension. In 1979, Pope John Paul II departed from this traditional dichotomy and offered an integrated vision of the human body and soul. In a series of talks that came to be known as “the theology of the body,” he explained the divine meaning of human sexuality and why the body provides answers to fundamental questions about our lives.

In Called to Love, Carl Anderson, chairman of the world’s largest catholic service organization, and Fr. Jose Granados discuss the philosophical and religious significance of “the theology of the body” in language at once poetic and profound. As they explain, the body speaks of God, it reveals His goodness, and it also speaks of men and women and their vocation to love. Called to Love brings to life the tremendous gift John Paul II bestowed on humanity and gives readers a new understanding of the Christian way of love and how to embrace it fully in their lives.

ISBN/SKU: 
9780770435745
Author: 
Carl Anderson
Publication Date: 
2012-07-31
Publisher: 
Image

ADAM AND EVE AFTER THE PILL: PARADOXES OF THE SEXUAL REVOLUTION

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$19.95

Secular and religious thinkers agree: the sexual revolution is one of the most important milestones in human history. Perhaps nothing has changed life for so many, so fast, as the severing of sex and procreation. But what has been the result?

This ground-breaking book by noted essayist and author Mary Eberstadt contends that sexual freedom has paradoxically produced widespread discontent. Drawing on sociologists Pitirim Sorokin, Carle Zimmerman, and others; philosopher G.E.M. Anscombe and novelist Tom Wolfe; and a host of feminists, food writers, musicians, and other voices from across today's popular culture, Eberstadt makes her contrarian case with an impressive array of evidence. Her chapters range across academic disciplines and include supporting evidence from contemporary literature and music, women's studies, college memoirs, dietary guides, advertisements, television shows, and films.

Adam and Eve after the Pill examines as no book has before the seismic social changes caused by the sexual revolution. In examining human behavior in the post-liberation world, Eberstadt provocatively asks: Is food the new sex? Is pornography the new tobacco?

Adam and Eve after the Pill will change the way readers view the paradoxical impact of the sexual revolution on ideas, morals, and humanity itself.

This is a brilliant, serious work of the kind we've needed for decades, and it's also entirely accessible, even winsome, in its prose.
- Joseph Bottum

The federal government - our United States federal government - is currently pushing the views expressed in this book to the sidelines. Adam and Eve after the Pill is a protest vote - a first among many. The Catholic bishops didn't just dream up a fight over contraception; it was forced on them, as Catholics' conscience rights have been directly trampled on. It's a moment for a badly needed education and reflection on the immiseration of the last few decades - one that has pitted Adam and Eve against one another in a most unnatural way. Mary Eberstadt's book is a treasure and a resource and a cultural catechesis. Please read it. And then share it.
-Kathryn Jean Lopez, editor-at-large, National Review Online

Adam and Eve After the Pill is a game-changer. Through careful research and compelling arguments, Mary Eberstadt blows the lid off of the lies of the sexual revolution, and establishes once and for all that the Pill has not been good for women -- or for men.
- Jennifer Fulwiler, Blogger, National Catholic Register

Adam and Eve After the Pill offers a sobering but superior evaluation of the contraception fallout. If we have eyes to see and ears to hear, this book will help women, men, and young adults connect the dots between the so called sexual revolution and a never ending list of societal ills. Hopefully it will also lead to the world taking another look at a long-ignored, much maligned, but truly prophetic encyclical of Humanae Vitae.
- Teresa Tomeo, Motivational Speaker, Best Selling Catholic Author, Syndicated Catholic Talk Show Host

ISBN/SKU: 
9781586176273
Author: 
EBERSTADT M
Publisher: 
Ignatius Press

HIDDEN

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$27.95

Hidden--Richard Giannone's searingly honest, richly insightful memoir--eloquently captures the author's transformation from a solitary gay academic to a dedicated caregiver as well as a sexually and spiritually committed man. Always alone, always fearful, he initially resisted the duty to look after his dying female relatives. But his mother's fall into dementia changed all that. Her vulnerability opened this middle-aged man to the love of another man, a former priest and Jersey boy like himself. Together the two men saw the old woman to her death and did the same for Giannone's sister. In Hidden Giannone uncovers how, ultimately, these experiences moved him closer to participating in the vitality he believed pulsed in the world but had always eluded him.

The mothering life of this gay partnership evolved alongside the AIDS crisis and within and against Italian American culture that reflected the Catholic Church's discountenancing of homosexual love. Giannone vividly weaves his reflections on gay life in Greenwich Village and his spiritual journey as a gay man and Catholic into his experience of caring for the women of his family.

In Hidden Giannone recounts a gripping religious conversion, drawing on the wisdom of the ancient desert mothers and fathers of Egypt and Palestine. Because he was raised a Catholic, the shift is not from nothing to something. Rather, it is away from the modeling power of institutional Christianity to the tempering influence of homosexuality on the Gospel. Gay or straight, so long as we remain hidden from ourselves, the true God remains hidden from us.

ISBN/SKU: 
9780823241842
Author: 
Richard Giannone
Publication Date: 
2012-06-01
Publisher: 
Fordham University Press

HUMAN SEXUALITY

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$10.95

Provides educational and informational guidance on the difficult questions and problems involved with human sexuality.

ISBN/SKU: 
9781555864057
Author: 
United States Catholic Conference
Publication Date: 
1991-02-01
Publisher: 
USCCB Publishing

CRAVINGS

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$13.95

In this first book on the topic written from a Catholic perspective, award-winning writer Mary DeTurris Poust offers personal, hard-won wisdom on the complex relationship between food and spirituality.

Mary DeTurris Poust draws on the rich appreciation of meals she first gained at the tables of her childhood in an Italian-American family, leading readers into reflection on the connections between eating, self-image, and spirituality. Like Geneen Roth in Women, Food and God, but from a uniquely Catholic point of view, Poust helps readers spot ways they use food to avoid or ignore their real desires--for acceptance, understanding, friendship, love, and, indeed, for God. Poust draws from scripture and the great Catholic prayer forms and devotions to assist readers in making intentional changes in their use of food. She also offers reflections on fasting, eating in solidarity with the poor, vegetarianism, and the local food movement.

ISBN/SKU: 
9781594713057
Author: 
POUST M
Publication Date: 
2012-12-23
Publisher: 
Ave Maria Press

WOULD YOU DATE YOU?

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Would You Date You? asks a pointed question, and then goes on to provide honest answers. Many singles have an unrealistic approach to dating, feeling shock and dismay when someone to whom they are attracted is not interested in them. Sadly, it never dawns on them that they might be the problem. Anthony Buono challenges his readers to look closely at themselves to discover areas that might be preventing them from having successful relationships. He explains the importance of self-knowledge in becoming comfortable with who we are meant to be, because anything less cannot be sustained over a lifetime.

ISBN/SKU: 
9781616364304
Author: 
BUONO A
Publisher: 
Servant Books

AT THE HEART OF THE GOSPEL RECLAIMING THE BODY FOR THE NEW EVANGELIZATION

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The sexual revolution brought a terribly distorted vision of the body and sex into the mainstream. How should Christians respond? With his illuminating Theology of the Body, Pope John Paul II challenged the modern world not to stop at the surface, but to enter the depth of the “great mystery” that the body and sex reveal: a mystery that lies at the heart of the Gospel itself.
Since he first discovered John Paul II’s teaching in 1993, Christopher West has devoted himself to sharing its life-transforming message with the world. In this highly anticipated work, West leads us into the depth of Christ’s “nuptial union” with the Church, demonstrating how authentic Catholic teaching on the body and sex saves us from both the libertine perspective of popular culture and the cold puritanism that has sometimes infected Christianity. In the process, West provides a blueprint for reaching our sexually broken world in the “new evangelization.”

ISBN/SKU: 
9780307987112
Author: 
Christopher West
Publication Date: 
2012-01-31
Publisher: 
Image

HOW TO FIND TRUE LOVE

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$14.95

In this reassuring and informative resource, Christian relationship counselor Greg Popcak takes a wide view of love and introduces new possibilities of finding different kinds of love everywhere in life—among couples, parents, friends, family, and strangers. Every encounter with another person offers a transformative moment: a chance to transform one's self and others and derive strength, joy, and grace from the moment. Drawing from contemporary tales and ancient wisdom, this collection includes stories of couples who discover each other anew, friends who help each other through severe illness, couples who learn to accept their family's messiness, adult children who find ways to love their parents only when they are failing in health, and strangers who stand up to protect one another simply because they recognize their shared human dignity. Organized into three parts—the three ways in which to find love—this guidebook illustrates love's rich variety.

ISBN/SKU: 
9780824526931
Author: 
Gregory K. Popcak PhD
Publication Date: 
2013-03-01
Publisher: 
The Crossroad Publishing Company

CATHOLIC HANDBOOK ON SEX

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$10.95

Children of the Light know that human sexuality is not just about the pleasures of the flesh, but about the witness of holy lives. And holy lives need be neither dull nor lacking in pleasure. So we ask not, What and how much can I get away with and still hope to see the face of God? but, How can I feel confident that my deeds and my attitudes are in keeping with human dignity so that I can act and walk confidently as a son or daughter of the Most High God?
What does the Church teach? If I do not immediately understand the wisdom of a position or teaching, shall I presume that the Church is wrong and should change to share my opinion? What if I find some teachings difficult either to understand or to put into practice? These are the questions that launch Fr. Graham s investigations into this topic.
Those who seek only a good time will find this book out of step with that desire. Those who seek to participate as fully as possible in what it means to be both fully human and fully alive will be both cheered and challenged here.

ISBN/SKU: 
9780809147373
Author: 
GRAHAM W
Publication Date: 
2011-10-14
Publisher: 
Paulist Press

HOW TO FIND YOUR SOULMATE WITHOUT LOSING YOUR SOUL

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$24.95

In your quest for love, don't lose yourself along the way. While navigating through the dating scene, every woman begins to wonder: How do I know when a guy really loves me? Am I being too picky? Do I even deserve love? Is my relationship worth keeping? Is love worth the risk? Are any decent guys left? Single women often feel left alone to find answers to their deep questions about love and intimacy. Some hang out and hook up, hoping for love. Others are afraid even to hope. At some point, every woman needs reassurance that she and her standards are not the problem. In How to Find Your Soulmate Without Losing Your Soul, you'll discover twenty-one strategies to help you raise the bar, instead of sitting at it, waiting around for Mr. Wonderful.

ISBN/SKU: 
9780983092308
Author: 
Jason Evert
Publication Date: 
2011-02-14
Publisher: 
Totus Tuus Press

FRIENDING: REAL RELATIONSHIPS IN A VIRTUAL WORLD

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The notion of friendship is under broad review. A highly mobile and increasingly busy society--rootless, some might argue--means that most of our relationships can't depend solely on face-to-face contact to flourish. The increasing prominence of the virtual landscape--where the language of friendship has been co-opted to describe relationships ranging from intimate to meaningless--requires that we become fluent in ever-expanding relational technologies. It's never been easy to be a friend, but it seems to be getting tougher by the nanosecond. In Friending, Lynne Baab collects the insights, hopes and regrets of people from across the spectrum of age and life circumstance and syncs them with the wisdom of the Bible. Using Colossians 3 and 1 Corinthians 13 as touchpoints, Lynne shows us how we can celebrate and strengthen our relational ties while continuing to practice the timeless discipline of friending in our time.

ISBN/SKU: 
9780830834198
Author: 
Lynne M. Baab
Publication Date: 
2011-04-05
Publisher: 
IVP Books

BLESSING

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Explains how the biblical gift of "the blessing" is the key to one's self-worth and emotional well-being.

Every human needs the gift of "the blessing"-the unconditional love and approval that comes from a healthy relationship with one's parents. In this update to the best-selling classic The Blessing, coauthors John Trent and Gary Smalley offer a fresh perspective on this life-changing gift with solid, practical advice on how to be a blessing as well as how to insure that your parents, spouse, and children all feel the security of family approval.

The Blessing powerfully communicates biblical truths on how to instill self-worth and emotional well-being into others based on these five essential elements:

  • Meaningful touch
  • A spoken message
  • Attaching high value
  • Picturing a special future
  • An active commitment

No matter the age, the approval of our parents affects how we view ourselves and how we relate to others. So what if we've missed it? The final chapters explain what happens to children who do and how they can learn to live apart from the blessing.

ISBN/SKU: 
9780785260844
Author: 
TRENT/SMALLEY
Publisher: 
Thomas Nelson

HOW TO GET TO I DO: A DATING GUIDE FOR CATHOLIC WOMEN

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"Finding a man is just like finding a parking spot in New York CIty. It can be hard and take a while, but you can do it."--from Chapter One

A savvy veteran of the Christian dating scene, Amy Bonaccorso offers hard-won advice that will help you get real, get practical, and get married. Forget about Prince Charming--he doesn't exist--but plenty of good men are waiting for a woman like you to throw away the checklist of idealized mate material and settle down with a real man.

"The book that young Catholic women have been waiting for! As fun as it is informative.--Jennifer Fulwiler, founder of the Conversion Diary blog

Amy Bonaccorso converted to Catholicism in college and overcame many dating disappointments before she found her husband, Attilio. Now, she shares her lessons learned with singles so they can take charge of their lives and expertly navigate the dating scene. Amy resides in the Washington, D.C., area and is an accomplished communications specialist with the U.S. government.

ISBN/SKU: 
9780867169522
Author: 
BONACCORSO A
Publisher: 
Servant Books

SET FREE TO LOVE: LIVES CHANGED BY THE THEOLOGY OF THE BODY

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Discover the theology of the body—your life will never be the same.

Each of the stories in Set Free to Love will help you hear the same call to live out the gift of love in your own life, in your own way. These are stories from Catholics in all walks of life, including college students, married persons, professionals, and clergy. The conversions include struggles with pornography, abortion, sexuality, same sex attraction, and issues in married life and the priesthood, revealing how the theology of the body brought about extraordinary change in each person's life.

ISBN/SKU: 
9780867169409
Author: 
Marcel Le Jeune
Publication Date: 
2010-10-15
Publisher: 
St. Anthony Messenger Press

SEX AU NATURAL

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$12.95

Sex Au Naturel: What It Is and Why It’s Good For Your Marriage by Patrick Coffin This new book is a bracing ride across the landscape of the Catholic sexual ethic. If you’re looking for intellectual ammo with which to defend and explain the teaching of Humanae Vitae, or if you reject it altogether, you’ll agree that Coffin approaches the topic from a wide array of new and persuasive angles. With humor and enthusiasm—and a total absence of moralizing—you'll learn: Why Paul VI’s landmark 1968 encyclical was widely rejected a generation ago and why it’s gaining new respectability now Where exactly the Bible teaches against birth control The differences between contraception and natural family planning (hint: they’re more profound than you think) The meaning of the natural law and how it applies to birth control How the dogma of the Blessed Trinity implicit condemns birth control That every single Protestant denomination rejected birth control until 1930 Why the myth of overpopulation is used against the Church, and how to answer it How faithful adherence to the teaching of Humanae Vitae is causally related to marital happiness and longevity Why it’s not too late to start over, even if you’ve been sterilized How to rely on the ever-present grace of God rather than your own strength in faithfully following this challenging, life-giving aspect of Christian discipleship Much, much more! About the Author: Patrick Coffin is the host of Catholic Answers Live, the number-one rated Catholic radio show in America, heard nationwide Monday to Friday, 3PM-8PM Eastern. He has published dozens of articles, essays, and interviews. Born in Nova Scotia, he is an alumnus of Mount Saint Vincent University in Halifax, McGill University in Montreal, and Franciscan University of Steubenville in Ohio, where he obtained a master's degree i

ISBN/SKU: 
9781931018586
Author: 
COFFIN P
Publisher: 
Emmaus Road Publishing
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