Storytelling

ABOLITION OF MAN

$12.99

In the classic The Abolition of Man, C.S. Lewis, the most important Christian writer of the 20th century, sets out to persuade his audience of the importance and relevance of universal values such as courage and honor in contemporary society. Both astonishing and prophetic, The Abolition of Man is one of the most debated of Lewis s extraordinary works. National Review chose it as number seven on their "100 Best Nonfiction Books of the Twentieth Century."

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ISBN/SKU: 
9780060652944
Publication Date: 
2015-04-06
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ABRAHAMS BIND & OTHER BIBLE TALES OF TRICKERY

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$19.99

Ancient stories from the Bible offer lessons for today's world

"Little has changed over the millennia. Our existence remains suspended between the realm of the eternal and the elemental plane of the material world. This tension pulls at our hearts and minds as we attempt to find our true selves in relationship to each other and to God. This is the crucible of our lives: the true test of our powers of strength and conviction in the face of adversity, our wrestling with the range of human emotion, from jealousy and rage to kindness, sacrifice, and generosity toward the ones we love."
from the Introduction

With insight, thoughtfulness and wit, these provocative and entertaining re-imaginings of stories from the Bible highlight the ways God can work for and through us, even today:

Barren and despairing Sarah becomes pregnant learning that nothing is impossible.

Jacob the trickster is, in turn, tricked into marrying the wrong wife learning that what goes around comes around.

Joseph is sold into slavery by his brothers, only to rise to wield power of life and death over them learning that patience and integrity will win out in the end.

Through multifaceted characters, original stories and vivid natural imagery, Caduto brings this ancient world to life. He immerses you in a richly-textured experience of another time and place. Within these pages you will come to see these familiar tales through new eyes.

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ISBN/SKU: 
9781594731860
Publication Date: 
2006-07-31

ACCIDENTAL MARRIAGE

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$19.95

What does heroism look like? When does friendship become too costly? Do we ever truly touch one another, or are we doomed to walk alone forever? Can love survive trials, or does it inevitably wither and die?

"The Accidental Marriage" is a contemporary story that explores these questions through vibrant, sympathetic characters whose struggles and triumphs illustrate that love doesn't always look like you would expect.

Scott and Megan are friends who live and work in the vibrant San Francisco Bay Area. Mostly contented with their jobs and same-sex relationships, they meet for lunch and sympathetic conversation from time to time.

When Megan's partner wants a baby, Scott offers to help. The ensuing complications force Scott and Megan to grapple with how much they're willing to sacrifice for friendship and for the child they've conceived. When Megan's situation unravels, Scott must step up to responsibilities he's never assumed before.

Then his circumstances start to crumble, and a series of misfortunes strip them of everything but each other. They end up back in Scott's small Midwestern hometown which he thought he'd left forever. There he learns dark secrets of his own past, and ultimately is forced to wrestle with a terrible legacy which he must master or be destroyed by."

ISBN/SKU: 
9781586179083
Publication Date: 
2014-09-30
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ACCIDENTAL POPE

$24.95

The College of Cardinals meets after the death of Pope John Paul II to elect a new pope. After days locked in a stalemate, the Cardinals cast throw-away votes for Bill Kelly, a former priest. But no-one is laughing when he wins the majority, and becomes the first American Pope.

ISBN/SKU: 
9780312268015
Publication Date: 
2000-11-30
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AFTER THE DARKNESS

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$14.95

In After the Darkness, the author weaves a rich Catholic tradition of private revelations and prophecies into a chilling and fascinating story about the end times. Written with great insight, this novel will keep you on the edge of your seat.

ISBN/SKU: 
9781579180485
Publication Date: 
1997-10-31

ALL MY ROAD BEFORE ME DIARY OF C S LEWIS 1922-1927

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$19.99

A repackaged edition of the revered author s diary from his early twenties a thought-provoking work that reveals his earliest thinking about war, atheism, religion, and humanity.

While serving his country in the Great War, C. S. Lewis the great British writer, scholar, lay theologian, broadcaster, and Christian apologist made a pact with a close friend and fellow soldier. If one of them died, the survivor would take care of his family a promise Lewis honored. Developing a deep friendship with his fallen friend s mother, Jane King Moore, Lewis moved into the Moore household after the war. Returning to Oxford, the twenty-three-year old Lewis then a staunch atheist struggled to adapt to life in post-war England. Eager to help the tormented young man, Jane encouraged him keep a diary of his day-to-day life. Those reflections are collected in this illuminating journal.

Covering five remarkable years in Lewis's life, All My Road Before Me charts the inspirations and intellectual and spiritual development of a man whose theology and writing including Mere Christianity, The Screwtape Letters, The Great Divorce, The Chronicles of Narnia, and many other beloved classics has had immense influence on the Christian world.

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ISBN/SKU: 
9780062643582
Publication Date: 
2017-02-13
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AMAZING GRACE FOR THE CATHOLIC HEART

$13.99

Amazing Grace for the Catholic Heart will help you celebrate your Catholic faith like no other book you have ever read. It will take your heart and soul on a joyous spiritual retreat from the challenges and struggles of everyday life. This collection of 101 stories of faith, inspiration, hope and humor attest to the power and beauty of God s amazing grace.

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9780965922876

AT HOME IN PERSIMMON HOLLOW

$14.99

"At Home in Persimmon Hollow "is the first book in a series chronicling the world of Agnes Foster and the people of frontier-era Florida.In 1886, Agnes Foster is forced to leave the Catholic orphanage in New York where she grew up to start a new life as a teacher in Persimmon Hollow, Florida, a town she has only ever seen in a newspaper ad. With nothing but her strong Catholic faith to sustain her, she leaves behind the only home she s ever known and the little girl she hopes to adopt, and encounters a wild and beautiful new landscape, and a town full of hardworking, faith-filled people. She also meets the difficult, yet handsome and hard-to-ignore Seth Taylor, a man whose heart has been hardened to God after a terrible loss.Just as Agnes starts to feel Persimmon Hollow could be a good home for her and her daughter, and that Seth could be her love, tragedy strikes in the form of a trio of evil men from both their pasts, intent on doing them more harm. Will their fragile new love survive? Will Seth return to his faith? Can Agnes finally escape her dark past and find a bright new future?
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ISBN/SKU: 
9781616368630
Publication Date: 
2015-07-16
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ATTICUS

$22.00

From the author of Mariette in Ecstacy--soon to be a major motion picture--comes an ingenious murder mystery set on the Caribbean coast of Mexico, and revolving around the love of a father for his son. When Colorado rancher Atticus Cody receives word that his son has committed suicide, he travels down to Mexico to recover the body. But what he finds there convinces Atticus that his son was murdered.

ISBN/SKU: 
9780060182175
Publication Date: 
1996-01-31
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AWAKENING

$14.95

Fear drives me forward as I rush down a rocky path in Jerusalem, trying to sort things out even as dusk makes it harder to hurry.

Am I really an American girl, cast back to the time of Jesus? Or a delusional Jewish teen, plagued with visions of a place called America, thousands of years in the future?

I don't know anymore.

But I do know that something awful is about to happen to my Jesus: they're going to arrest him tonight, and kill him.

No one believes me; they think I'm crazy. So it's up to me to save him, hurrying down this dark path toward Gethsemane, toward the turning point of all history, the attempt to kill Jesus . . . toward the uncertainty of whether I can actually manage to change the future.

ISBN/SKU: 
9781933184616
Publication Date: 
2009-09-30
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BAD STUFF IN THE NEWS

$4.95

In this essential handbook for modern youth, the nationally admired rabbi-and-priest duo known as the God Squad help readers cope with front-page news disastersfrom the terrorist attacks of violence, substance abuse, environmental destruction, and hate crimes that plague our world. With exceptional compassion and insight drawn from years of counseling experience as clerics, they explore the complex factors leading to such tragedies; then, they reveal what can be gained from dealing with the "bad stuff" rather than hiding from it."

ISBN/SKU: 
9781587172328
Publication Date: 
2002-11-30
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BAD STUFF IN THE NEWS

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$14.95

How can we cope in a world filled with pollution, poverty, and violence? In our media-centric society, this is a question that kids come face-to-face with at increasingly young ages. And ever since the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks on America, our personal safety has never felt more in danger.
With their unique combination of sensitivity, insight, and humor drawn from their years of counseling experience as clerics, nationally known commentators Rabbi Marc Gellman and Monsignor Thomas Hartman address such front-page tragedies as hate crimes, terrorism, school and sports violence, and substance abuse. After exploring some of the complex factors that lead such tragedies to happen, each chapter addresses what small but important steps might be taken in order to prevent them from happening again. And although some "bad stuff" is unavoidable, they invite readers to discover how simple acts of comfort can make a big difference.

This essential handbook for today's modern youth will help kids and parents deal with confusing, troubling, or scary events, while showing them how to take part in repairing the broken world around them.

ISBN/SKU: 
9781587171321

BAPTIZING HARRY POTTER A CHRISTIAN READING OF JK ROWLING

$16.00

Gives a richly referenced and closely argued reading of J.K.Rowling's Harry Potter books, drawing out connections within the writing to illuminate Christian spiritual values in them.

ISBN/SKU: 
9781587680588
Publication Date: 
2010-09-09
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BELOVED

$13.00

Staring unflinchingly into the abyss of slavery, this spellbinding novel transforms history into a story as powerful as Exodus and as intimate as a lullaby. Sethe, its protagonist, was born a slave and escaped to Ohio, but eighteen years later she is still not free. She has too many memories of Sweet Home, the beautiful farm where so many hideous things happened. And Sethe s new home is haunted by the ghost of her baby, who died nameless and whose tombstone is engraved with a single word: Beloved. Filled with bitter poetry and suspense as taut as a rope, Beloved is a towering achievement."

ISBN/SKU: 
9781400033416
Publication Date: 
2004-06-07
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BEST AMERICAN CATHOLIC SHORT STORIES

$17.95

The Best American Catholic Short Stories captures twenty of the best short stories from thirteen American Catholic writers over the past seventy-five years. Spanning most of the twentieth century, the stories in this collection deal with many of the issues brought into the spotlight with Vatican II. One ongoing area of controversy, of course, is in the very notion of Catholic fiction. What constitutes a work as "Catholic"? This new collection, with its rich variety of themes, styles, and tones, takes an important step in answering this question. Pat Schnapp and Dan McVeigh have assembled an extraordinary sampling that is unique in its subject and scope. Major contributors include Mary Gordon, Flannery O'Connor, Ron Hansen, T. Coraghessan Boyle, and Richard Russo.

ISBN/SKU: 
9781580512107
Publication Date: 
2006-12-18
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BEST LOVED POEMS OF JACQUELINE

$21.95

Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis loved literature, especially poetry. Once you can express yourself, she wrote, you can tell the world what you want from it. Now, Caroline Kennedy shares her mothers favorite poems by such renowned authors as William Shakespeare, Emily Dickinson, e.e. cummings, and Robert Frost. The book also includes a poem written by Jacqueline Kennedy and is illustrated with photographs of the Kennedy clan. This is a wonderful volume for reading aloud or by yourself and a meaningful gift or keepsake for Mothers Day.

ISBN/SKU: 
9780786868094
Publication Date: 
2001-09-29

BEYOND TUESDAY MORNING

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The hope-filled sequel to the bestselling One Tuesday Morning In this new novel by Karen Kingsbury, three years have passed since the terrorist attacks on New York City. Jamie Bryan, widow of a firefighter who lost his life on that terrible day, has found meaning in her season of loss by volunteering at St. Paul s, the memorial chapel across the street from where the Twin Towers once stood. Here she meets a daily stream of people touched by the tragedy, including two men with whom she feels a connection. One is a firefighter also changed by the attacks, the other a police officer from Los Angeles. But as Jamie gets to know the police officer, she is stunned to find out that he is the brother of Eric Michaels, the man with the uncanny resemblance to Jamie s husband, the man who lived with her for three months after September 11. Eric is the man she has vowed never to see again. Certain she could not share even a friendship with his brother, Jamie shuts out the police officer and delves deeper into her work at St. Paul s. Now it will take the persistence of a tenacious man, the questions from her curious young daughter, and the words from her dead husband s journal to move Jamie beyond one Tuesday morning. Jamie Bryan took her position at the far end of the Staten Island Ferry, pressed her body against the railing, eyes on the place where the Twin Towers once stood. She could face it now, every day if she had to. The terrorist attacks had happened, the World Trade Center had collapsed, and the only man she d ever loved had gone down with them. Late fall was warmer than usual, and the breeze across the water washed over Jamie s face. If she could do this, if she could make this journey three times a week while Sierra was in school, then she could convince herself to get through another long, dark night. She could face the empty place in the bed beside her, face the longing for the man who had been her best friend, the one she d fallen for when she was only a girl.

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ISBN/SKU: 
9780310257714
Publication Date: 
2004-12-15
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BILBOS JOURNEY: DISCOVERING THE HIDDEN MEANING OF THE HOBBIT

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$12.95

Discover the Christian meaning in The Hobbit In Bilbo's Journey go beyond the dragons, dwarves, and elves, and discover the surprisingly deep meaning of J.R.R. Tolkien's classic novel The Hobbit. Bilbo's quest to find and slay the dragon Smaug is a riveting tale of daring and heroism, but as renowned Tolkien scholar Joseph Pearce shows, it is not simply Bilbo's journey, it is our journey too. It is the Christian journey of self-sacrifice out of love for others, and abandonment to providence and grace. In Bilbo's Journey: Discovering the Hidden Meaning of The Hobbit you will relive the excitement of Tolkien's classic tale, while discovering the profound Christian meaning that makes The Hobbit a truly timeless adventure.

ISBN/SKU: 
9781618900586
Publication Date: 
2012-10-31
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BLEEDER: A MIRACLE OR BLOODY MURDER

$14.95

When classics professor Reed Stubblefield is disabled in a school shooting, he retreats to a rural Illinois cabin to recover and to write a book on Aristotle in peace. Oddly, in the chill of early March, the campgrounds and motels of tiny River Falls are filled with the ill and infirm -- all seeking the healing touch of the town's new parish priest, reputed to be a stigmatic. Skeptical about religion since his wife's death from leukemia, Reed is nevertheless drawn into a friendship with the cleric, Rev. Ray Boudreau, an amiable Aquinas scholar with a fine library -- who collapses and bleeds to death on Good Friday in front of horrified parishioners. A miracle? Or bloody murder? Once Reed becomes the prime 'person of interest' in the mysterious death, he seeks the truth with the help of an attractive local reporter and Aristotle's logic before he is arrested or killed -- because not everyone in town wants this mystery solved...

ISBN/SKU: 
9781933184562
Publication Date: 
2009-06-30
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BLUE HOPE

$13.95

"Death will come like a thief in the night. That's how my depressions arrive; they descend without warning and usually in the middle of the nipht when I’m lying alone in bed. The first sign is a rapid heartbeat...then the sweats, so profuse I must wear a towel draped around my neck. I go through several towels nightly."

So John Highet describes his latest bout with a crippling, lifelong depression. Even the verse of Ethan Seegard, his favorite poet, now fails to Qffer its usual solace. In a desperate attempt to lift his spirits, Highet’s friend Paula Young encourages him to write the definitive biography of Seegord, now a redusive monk at New Rievoulx Abbey. Reluctantly intrigued, Highet books a retreat at the abbey — emborking on a lourney that will not only challenge his well-trained intellect, but open his eyes to the world of the spirit. A haunting and soul-lifting novella, Blue Hope reawakens us to the transforming power of the written word and the restorative grace of beauty, silence, and, ultimately, love.

ISBN/SKU: 
9781557252906
Publication Date: 
2002-01-31
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BLUE SHOE

$24.95

Mattie Ryder is a marvelously funny, well-intentioned, religious, sarcastic, tender, angry, and broke recently divorced mother of two young children. Then she finds a small rubber blue shoe-the kind you might get from a gumball machine-and a few other trifles that were left years ago in her deceased father's car. They seem to hold the secrets to her messy upbringing, and as she and her brother follow these clues to uncover the mystery of their past, she begins to open her heart to her difficult, brittle mother and the father she thought she knew. And with that acceptance comes an opening up to the possibilities of romantic love.
In a disarming blend of everyday life and the sublime, of reverence and irreverence, and of humor and grace, Anne Lamott speaks directly to our most closely held concerns, bringing comfort to anyone -all of us-whose family life can feel overwhelming and uncontainable.
Lamott's formidable storytelling gifts have gained her a large and passionate following, and anybody who has experienced the delightful humor and the canny understanding of her previous work will be similarly charmed by "Blue Shoe."

ISBN/SKU: 
9781573222266
Publication Date: 
2002-09-29
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BOOK OF THE DUN COW

$13.95

Walter Wangerin's profound fantasy concerns a time when the sun turned around the earth and the animals could speak, when Chauntecleer the Rooster ruled over a more or less peaceful kingdom. What the animals did not know was that they were the Keepers of Wyrm, monster of evil long imprisoned beneath the earth ... and Wyrm, sub terra, was breaking free.

ISBN/SKU: 
9780060574604
Publication Date: 
2003-08-13
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BOXED-C S LEWIS SET-6V

$63.70

A beautiful compilation of inspirational writings, featuring six classic works in one box set:

Mere Christianity
The Screwtape Letters
A Grief Observed
The Problem of Pain
Miracles
The Great Divorce

C. S. Lewis's works continue to attract thousands of new readers every year, appealing to those seeking wisdom and calm in a hectic and ever-changing world. Each volume is written with the lucidity, warmth, and wit that has made Lewis revered as a writer the world over.

From The Problem of Pain a wise and compassionate exploration of suffering to the darkly satirical The Screwtape Letters, Lewis is unrivalled in his ability to disentangle the questions of life. His writings offer hope, wisdom, and a true understanding of human nature.

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ISBN/SKU: 
9780060653026
Publication Date: 
2009-04-20
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BOXED-MARK OF LION TRILOGY-3CY

$32.99

This classic series has inspired nearly two million readers. Both loyal fans and new readers will want the latest edition of this beloved series. Books in this latest edition include a foreword from the publisher, a preface from Francine Rivers, and discussion questions suitable for personal and group use.

#1 A Voice in the Wind: Torn by her love for a handsome aristocrat, a young slave girl clings to her faith in the living God for deliverance from the forces of decadent Rome.

#2 An Echo in the Darkness: Turning away from the opulence of Rome, Marcus is led by a whispering voice from the past into a journey that could set him free from the darkness of his soul.

#3 As Sure As the Dawn: Atretes. German warrior. Revered gladiator. He won his freedom through his fierceness . . . but his life is about to change forever.





ISBN/SKU: 
9780842339520
Publication Date: 
1998-08-31
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BOXED-MITFORD YEARS-5V

$64.75

The Mitford novels, loved by millions of readers, are now packaged in a five-volume set: At Home in Mitford, A Light in the Window, These High, Green Hills, Out to Canaan, and A New Song. In Mitford, a village nestled in the hills of North Carolina, Karon depicts small town life as it really is--completely engrossing and absolutely heartwarming.

ISBN/SKU: 
9780147715968
Publication Date: 
2008-01-13
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