Mother Angelica  Her Grand Silence Book

Mother Angelica Her Grand Silence


  • Author : Raymond Arroyo
  • Publisher : Image
  • Release Date : 2018-10-30
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages : 242
  • ISBN 10 : 9780770437268

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Mother Angelica Her Grand Silence Excerpt :

“Even now, I still meet with Mother in memory and in spirit. And though I miss her physical presence, the writing of this work has allowed me to once again spend long hours with her and share her essence with others. This final book in the canon captures the last bittersweet years of a faithful woman who, in her grand silence and through her pain, touched more lives and did more good than anyone imagined. It also gives us an opportunity to have one last visit with the sister we called ‘Mother.’” – Raymond Arroyo For more than a decade, the beloved, wise cracking nun who founded EWTN, the world’s largest religious media empire, was confined to her cell at Our Lady of the Angels Monastery in Hanceville, Alabama. Though Mother Angelica is still seen and heard by millions each week in reruns on seven continents, the private drama within her monastery, her personal supernatural encounters, and the prolonged suffering she endured has remained hidden. Until now. In a moving, dramatic conclusion to his four New York Times bestselling Mother Angelica books, Raymond Arroyo completes the saga of this singular nun with his most intimate book yet. Here are Mother Angelica’s spiritual battles in her cell—including encounters with the devil. Revealed for the first time is the personal request Mother made of God—which sheds light on her long silence. Here are the unrevealed episodes of hilarity and inspiration; from playing possum (to avoid undesirable visitors to her room), to undertaking a secret trip to the far East, to blessing her nuns as they leave her care to create new monasteries, Mother Angelica’s spunky spirit shines through the narrative. Mother Angelica Her Grand Silence, the touching, climactic coda to the Mother Angelica canon also offers readers the personal testimonies of people around the world who were spiritually transformed by Mother during her long public absence. And for the first time, the author writes movingly of his personal relationsh

Mother Angelica Book
Score: 4
From 7 Ratings

Mother Angelica


  • Author : Raymond Arroyo
  • Publisher : Image
  • Release Date : 2007-05-15
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages : 417
  • ISBN 10 : 9780385510936

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Mother Angelica Excerpt :

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • “In this dramatic page-turner, Raymond Arroyo has captured the life and lessons of Mother Angelica, a woman who may well be the patron saint of CEOs.”—Lee Iacocca, The Iacocca Family Foundation, former CEO of the Chrysler Corporation In 1981, a simple nun, using merely her entrepreneurial instincts and two hundred dollars, launched what would become the world’s largest religious media empire. In the garage of a Birmingham, Alabama, monastery, the Eternal Word Television Network grew at a staggering pace under her guidance. Mother Angelica (1923–2016) remains on the air, offering faith-filled advice, hope, and laughter to her audience through rebroadcasts of her original homilies. Raymond Arroyo, through more than five years of exclusive interviews with Mother Angelica, traces her tortuous rise to success and exposes for the first time the fierce opposition she faced, both outside and inside her church.

Mother Angelica s Answers  Not Promises Book

Mother Angelica s Answers Not Promises


  • Author : Mother M. Angelica
  • Publisher : Ignatius Press
  • Release Date : 1996-01-01
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages : 178
  • ISBN 10 : 9780898706062

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Mother Angelica s Answers Not Promises Excerpt :

Known worldwide through her EWTN network, MOther Angelica presents a book of timeless wisdom and practical insights drawn from her deep faith and personal suffering and experience. Her answers to life's dilemmas, large and small, are a sure source of inspiration for all.

Saints and Other Powerful Women in the Church Book

Saints and Other Powerful Women in the Church


  • Author : Bob Lord
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1989
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages : 396
  • ISBN 10 : 0926143085

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Saints and Other Powerful Women in the Church Excerpt :

This book deals with ten of the most powerful women in the Catholic Church of yesterday and today, showing how they suffered rejection and discrimination because of their sex, but how they overcame difficulties to make vital contributions.

Jesus is My All in All Book
Score: 5
From 1 Ratings

Jesus is My All in All


  • Author : Mother Teresa
  • Publisher : Image
  • Release Date : 2008-11-04
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages : 64
  • ISBN 10 : 9780385528641

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Jesus is My All in All Excerpt :

The postulator for Mother Teresa’s cause for sainthood, Father Brian Kolodiejchuk, has culled some of her most stirring words into a powerful book that her admirers will treasure. Jesus is My All in All follows the Roman Catholic novena format; derived from the Latin word for nine, the novena provides a nine-day rhythm of prayer and reflection. A prayer to Mother Teresa herself is the foundation for each day’s reflections, which illuminate such topics as: • Finding Jesus in your heart • Becoming convinced of Jesus’ love for you • Seeking guidance from Mary the Mother of Jesus • Drawing on Jesus’ thirst to quench the needs of those around you Accompanied by striking full-color images, JESUS IS MY ALL IN ALL immortalizes the words and wisdom of one of humanity’s most radiant women.

Catechism of the Catholic Church Book
Score: 4.5
From 34 Ratings

Catechism of the Catholic Church


  • Author : U.S. Catholic Church
  • Publisher : Image
  • Release Date : 2003-03-04
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages : 850
  • ISBN 10 : 9780385508193

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Catechism of the Catholic Church Excerpt :

Over 3 million copies sold! Essential reading for Catholics of all walks of life. Here it is - the first new Catechism of the Catholic Church in more than 400 years, a complete summary of what Catholics around the world commonly believe. The Catechism draws on the Bible, the Mass, the Sacraments, Church tradition and teaching, and the lives of saints. It comes with a complete index, footnotes and cross-references for a fuller understanding of every subject. The word catechism means "instruction" - this book will serve as the standard for all future catechisms. Using the tradition of explaining what the Church believes (the Creed), what she celebrates (the Sacraments), what she lives (the Commandments), and what she prays (the Lord's Prayer), the Catechism of the Catholic Church offers challenges for believers and answers for all those interested in learning about the mystery of the Catholic faith. The Catechism of the Catholic Church is a positive, coherent and contemporary map for our spiritual journey toward transformation.

To Kill a Kingdom Book
Score: 3.5
From 17 Ratings

To Kill a Kingdom


  • Author : Alexandra Christo
  • Publisher : Feiwel & Friends
  • Release Date : 2018-03-06
  • Genre: Young Adult Fiction
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN 10 : 9781250112699

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To Kill a Kingdom Excerpt :

Princess Lira is siren royalty and the most lethal of them all. With the hearts of seventeen princes in her collection, she is revered across the sea. Until a twist of fate forces her to kill one of her own. To punish her daughter, the Sea Queen transforms Lira into the one thing they loathe most--a human. Robbed of her song, Lira has until the winter solstice to deliver Prince Elian’s heart to the Sea Queen and or remain a human forever. The ocean is the only place Prince Elian calls home, even though he is heir to the most powerful kingdom in the world. Hunting sirens is more than an unsavory hobby--it’s his calling. When he rescues a drowning woman in the ocean, she’s more than what she appears. She promises to help him find the key to destroying all of sirenkind for good--But can he trust her? And just how many deals will Elian have to barter to eliminate mankind’s greatest enemy?

The Heavenly Twins Book

The Heavenly Twins


  • Author : Sarah Grand
  • Publisher : IndyPublish.com
  • Release Date : 1893
  • Genre: Tobacco
  • Pages : 356
  • ISBN 10 : UCR:31210009963826

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1893. Frances Bellenden Clarke was born in Ireland. She married a widowed army surgeon, Chambers McFall, with whom she had one son. They traveled extensively in the Far East. As a New Woman novelist, she became a leading figure in late nineteenth-century feminism of social and moral purity. In 1890 she left her husband, who did not support her ideas and in 1893 she changed her name to Madame Sarah Grand. That year Heinemann published The Heavenly Twins, which immediately became a controversial bestseller in England and the United States. This triple-decker novel in deploring sexual ignorance and hypocrisy in marriage gave a disturbing depiction of a syphilitic wife and baby. The eponymous twins, Angelica and Diablo, served to question gender roles; The Tenor and the Boy is a cross-dressing episode. Contents: Childhoods and Girlhoods; A Maltese Miscellany; Development and Arrest of Development; The Tenor and the Boy-An Interlude; Mrs. Kilroy of Ilverthorpe; and The Impressions of Dr. Galbraith. Due to the age and scarcity of the original we reproduced, some pages may be spotty, faded or difficult to read.

The Psychosocial Implications of Disney Movies Book

The Psychosocial Implications of Disney Movies


  • Author : Lauren Dundes
  • Publisher : MDPI
  • Release Date : 2019-07-11
  • Genre: Philosophy
  • Pages : 246
  • ISBN 10 : 9783038978480

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The Psychosocial Implications of Disney Movies Excerpt :

In this volume of 15 articles, contributors from a wide range of disciplines present their analyses of Disney movies and Disney music, which are mainstays of popular culture. The power of the Disney brand has heightened the need for academics to question whether Disney’s films and music function as a tool of the Western elite that shapes the views of those less empowered. Given its global reach, how the Walt Disney Company handles the role of race, gender, and sexuality in social structural inequality merits serious reflection according to a number of the articles in the volume. On the other hand, other authors argue that Disney productions can help individuals cope with difficult situations or embrace progressive thinking. The different approaches to the assessment of Disney films as cultural artifacts also vary according to the theoretical perspectives guiding the interpretation of both overt and latent symbolic meaning in the movies. The authors of the 15 articles encourage readers to engage with the material, showcasing a variety of views about the good, the bad, and the best way forward.

Kidnapped by the Vatican  Book

Kidnapped by the Vatican


  • Author : Vittorio Messori
  • Publisher : Ignatius Press
  • Release Date : 2017-09-08
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 194
  • ISBN 10 : 9781621641988

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Kidnapped by the Vatican Excerpt :

In 1888 Father Edgardo Mortara wrote his autobiography so that the world would understand he had not been kidnapped by the Vatican. So what had happened to him--to the baptized Jewish boy whose removal from his family by Pope Pius IX remains an international controversy to this day? Mortara's previously unpublished memoirs, accompanied with commentary by Italian journalist Vittorio Messoi, answer this question with an account that runs contrary to popular opinion. As an infant, Mortara was on the point of death and secretly baptized by a Catholic servant employed by his family. He recovered his health, and in the Papal State where his family lived, the law required that he, like other baptized children, receive a Christian education. After several failed attempts to persuade his parents to enroll him in a local Catholic school, in 1858 Pope Pius IX had the boy taken from his family in Bologna and sent to a Catholic boarding school in Rome. There the child grew in faith and eventually responded to the calling to become a Catholic priest. The Mortara case reverberated around the world. Journalists, politicians, and Jewish leaders tried to pressure the pope to reverse his decision. The pope's refusal to do so was used as one of the reasons to dissolve the Papal State in 1870. Here now for the first time in English is the actual true story in the words of Mortara himself.

God Recycles Broken Dreams Book

God Recycles Broken Dreams


  • Author : Ruth Shank Shira
  • Publisher : Advancing Native Missions
  • Release Date : 2013-07
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages : 198
  • ISBN 10 : 0979492971

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Does your life seem like a never-ending parade of problems? Have you ever wondered, "What's there to live for?" Have you ever felt like, "No one even cares about me"? Have you found yourself crying out, "Where are you, God?" Or do you ever wonder why there are so many empty pews when Christians claim to have the answer? Author Ruth Shira found herself asking these questions and realized that her hurting soul searched for a down-to-earth God! Read her story and discover for yourself the One who wants to walk with you on your journey. "What a sweet story of faith in the life of a real woman, living a real life. I couldn't put it down." Ruth Graham, Author, In Every Pew Sits a Broken Heart "Refusing, with her child-like faith, to allow her life to be defined by broken dreams, the author, Ruth Shira, found a loving God who more than made it up to her. By extending this God-given, resilient strength to many young and struggling native missionaries around the world, she gave rise to hundreds of sons and daughters among the nations, all who lovingly call her 'Mom Ruth.' How do I know this? I am one of them." Bo Barredo, President and CEO of Advancing Native Missions "This is more than one woman's story. Rather, it is the journey of a person, who-from my experience-has a clear channel to God. Therefore, it is the Lord's story of His leading Ruth through valleys and deserts to mountain tops of resurrection joy." Pastor Harold DeRoo, Founding Pastor of Rolling Hills Community Church (Sister Church of Dr. Robert H. Schuller Garden Grove, California)

Honey from the Rock Book

Honey from the Rock


  • Author : Roy Schoeman
  • Publisher : Ignatius Press
  • Release Date : 2019-04-08
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages : 300
  • ISBN 10 : 9781642290752

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Honey from the Rock Excerpt :

Roy Schoeman, a Jewish convert to Catholicism, and best-selling author of Salvation Is From The Jews, once again shows the clear links between Judaism and Catholicism in these inspiring stories of sixteen Jews who became "fulfilled Jews", as Schoeman says, through their spiritual journeys to the Catholic Church. The sixteen people whose stories are told here are a variety of Jews, including some who came from secularized, liberal or even atheistic backgrounds, while others came from Orthodox Judaism. Some were well trained Jews, others unschooled in Judaism; some rich and wildly successful, others down and out. But their common link was they all had a profound longing for God that gave them no peace until they found God Himself in the Catholic Church. Some of these converts are famous people like Edith Stein, Alphonse Ratisbonne, Karl Stern, and Rabbi Zolli, while others are less well known, but all have powerful stories of life-changing spiritual transformations.

A Higher Calling Book

A Higher Calling


  • Author : Harold Earls, IV
  • Publisher : WaterBrook
  • Release Date : 2021-06-08
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 234
  • ISBN 10 : 9780525653776

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NATIONAL BESTSELLER • ECPA BESTSELLER • The husband and wife behind the popular Earls Family Vlogs share their inspiring love story of how an expedition to climb Mount Everest deepened their faith, strengthened their commitment, and sharpened their vision to make a difference in the world. As a senior at West Point, Harold Earls dreamed of summiting Mount Everest after graduation and bringing awareness to the issue of PTSD in soldiers and veterans. But as a novice mountain climber and newlywed, could he really leave his wife, Rachel, on the other side of the world to pursue such a dangerous quest? After all, Rachel’s dream was to be a wife and mother. She knew that her husband’s audacious goal might lead to her to give up everything. A Higher Calling takes us on a beautiful journey through the ups and downs of their relationship, from their unlikely introduction and whirlwind romance to their fairy-tale wedding and the dreams they shared. Dreams that required tremendous sacrifice and faith—in each other and in God. As their dreams are realized, witness how Harold and Rachel used their powerful bond of love to overcome obstacles and learn that life is about doing versus having, serving versus getting, being versus wanting. A Higher Calling shows each of us that when God’s purpose and our passion meet, we can transcend any sacrifice we make on the mountains of adversity. And as we approach life with an attitude of thanksgiving, we realize that being joyful and living in love is worth it. Every time.

Chinese Cinderella Book
Score: 3.5
From 58 Ratings

Chinese Cinderella


  • Author : Adeline Yen Mah
  • Publisher : Laurel Leaf
  • Release Date : 2009-05-06
  • Genre: Young Adult Nonfiction
  • Pages : 224
  • ISBN 10 : 9780307482808

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Chinese Cinderella Excerpt :

More than 800,000 copies in print! From the author of critically acclaimed and bestselling memoir Falling Leaves, this is a poignant and moving true account of her childhood, growing up as an unloved daughter in 1940s China. A Chinese proverb says, "Falling leaves return to their roots." In her own courageous voice, Adeline Yen Mah returns to her roots to tell the story of her painful childhood and her ultimate triumph in the face of despair. Adeline's affluent, powerful family considers her bad luck after her mother dies giving birth to her, and life does not get any easier when her father remarries. Adeline and her siblings are subjected to the disdain of her stepmother, while her stepbrother and stepsister are spoiled with gifts and attention. Although Adeline wins prizes at school, they are not enough to compensate for what she really yearns for -- the love and understanding of her family. Like the classic Cinderella story, this powerful memoir is a moving story of resilience and hope. Includes an Author's Note, a 6-page photo insert, a historical note, and the Chinese text of the original Chinese Cinderella. A PW BEST BOOK OF THE YEAR AN ALA-YALSA BEST BOOK FOR YOUNG ADULTS “One of the most inspiring books I have ever read.” –The Guardian

Kalpa Imperial Book
Score: 4
From 3 Ratings

Kalpa Imperial


  • Author : AngŽlica Gorodischer
  • Publisher : Small Beer Press
  • Release Date : 2014-01-02
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 246
  • ISBN 10 : 9781618730190

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Kalpa Imperial Excerpt :

Emperors, empresses, storytellers, thievesand the Natural History of Ferrets.