The Pope and the CEO Book
Score: 4.5
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The Pope and the CEO


  • Author : Andreas Widmer
  • Publisher : Emmaus Road Publishing
  • Release Date : 2011
  • Genre: Business ethics
  • Pages : 188
  • ISBN 10 : 1931018766

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The Pope and the CEO Excerpt :

Former-Swiss Guard, CEO and business leader, Andreas Widmer gives a behind-the-scenes look into Pope John Paul ll, "the most authentically human person I've ever met," and reveals how those memories shaped and forged his success as a corporate executive.

The Pope and the CEO Book
Score: 5
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The Pope and the CEO


  • Author : Andreas Widmer
  • Publisher : Emmaus Road Publishing
  • Release Date : 2011
  • Genre: Business ethics
  • Pages : 155
  • ISBN 10 : 9781931018760

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The Pope and the CEO Excerpt :

Former-Swiss Guard, CEO and business leader, Andreas Widmer gives a behind-the-scenes look into Pope John Paul ll, "the most authentically human person I've ever met," and reveals how those memories shaped and forged his success as a corporate executive.

Lead with Humility Book

Lead with Humility


  • Author : Jeffrey Krames
  • Publisher : AMACOM
  • Release Date : 2014-09-09
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages : 162
  • ISBN 10 : 9780814449127

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Lead with Humility Excerpt :

How did a relatively unknown priest from Argentina rise so quickly from obscurity to one of the top leaders of the twenty-first century? The answer lies in his humility, as well as the simple principles that have sprung from it. In the years since his election to the highest position in the Catholic Church, Pope Francis has breathed life into an aging institution, reinvigorated a global base, and created real hope for the future. His early accomplishments have been so remarkable that in 2014, Fortune magazine awarded the top spot of their coveted World’s Greatest Leaders list not to a captain of industry or political leader but to the new pontiff. Lead with Humility explores 12 of these principles and shows how other leaders and managers across a broad spectrum can adapt them for the workplace with just as impressive results as our great pope has. These invaluable principles include: Don't stand over your employees--sit down with them Don't judge—assess Take care of people, not lobbies Go where you are needed Temper ideology with pragmatism Don't change--reinvent! Even just a few years in, it is clear to all that Pope Francis's ability to inspire the world is unprecedented in modern times. Lead with Humility reveals the power of his methods, and helps anyone lead with the humility, grace, and authenticity that has elevated the pope to where he is today and had a direct impact in inspiring everyone and everything around him.

CEO  China Book

CEO China


  • Author : Kerry Brown
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Release Date : 2016-04-30
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 288
  • ISBN 10 : 9780857729613

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CEO China Excerpt :

China has become the powerhouse of the world economy, its incredible boom overseen by the elite members of the secretive and all-powerful communist party. But since the election of Xi Jinping as General Secretary, life at the top in China has changed. Under the guise of a corruption crackdown, which has seen his rivals imprisoned, Xi Jinping has been quietly building one of the most powerful leaderships modern China has ever seen. In CEO China, the noted China expert Kerry Brown reveals the hidden story of the rise of the man dubbed the 'Chinese Godfather'. Brown investigates his relationship with his revolutionary father, who was expelled by Mao during the Cultural Revolution, his business dealings and allegiances in China's regional power struggles and his role in the internal battle raging between the old men of the Deng era and the new super-rich 'princelings'. Xi Jinping's China is powerful, aggressive and single-minded and this book will become a must-read for the Western world.

The Francis Miracle Book
Score: 4.5
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The Francis Miracle


  • Author : John L. Allen,
  • Publisher : Time Home Entertainment
  • Release Date : 2015-03-03
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages : 288
  • ISBN 10 : 9781618936059

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The Francis Miracle Excerpt :

There is no other organization whose inner workings are more secretive than the Vatican - the spiritual and physical center - of the Catholic Church. Now, with a dynamic new leader in Pope Francis, all eyes are upon the church, as this immensely popular Pope seeks to bring the church back from the right to center, in what can almost be described as a populist stance, blurring the lines between politics, religion and culture. With topics including women, finance, scandal, and reform at the fore, never before have so many eyes been upon the church in what could be its defining moment for modern times. Now the most respected journalist covering the Vatican and the Catholic Church today, John L. Allen, reveals the inner workings of the Vatican to display the vast machinery, and the man at the helm in a way that no other writer can.The Boston Globe has stated that John L. Allen 'is basically the reporter that bishops and cardinals call to find out what's going on within the confines of the Vatican.'

Pope Francis Book

Pope Francis


  • Author : Chris Lowney
  • Publisher : Loyola Press
  • Release Date : 2013-09-04
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages : 184
  • ISBN 10 : 9780829440096

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TIME Magazine’s Person of the Year: Pope Francis Learn about the First Jesuit Pope from America’s Leading Jesuit Publisher “Pope Francis by Chris Lowney is that rare and splendid work that leaves you keenly excited and spiritually moved. The writing is lucid, vivid, inviting, and rich. It’s a major achievement. I strongly recommend it to any Christian in a leadership role.” - Joseph Tetlow, SJ From choosing to live in a simple apartment instead of the papal palace to washing the feet of men and women in a youth detention center, Pope Francis’s actions contradict behaviors expected of a modern leader. Chris Lowney, a former Jesuit seminarian turned Managing Director for JP Morgan & Co., shows how the pope’s words and deeds reveal spiritual principles that have prepared him to lead the Church and influence our world—a rapidly-changing world that requires leaders who value the human need for love, inspiration, and meaning. Drawing on interviews with people who knew him as Father Jorge Bergoglio, SJ, Lowney challenges assumptions about what it takes to be a great leader. In so doing, he reveals the “other-centered” leadership style of a man whose passion is to be with people rather than set apart. Lowney offers a stirring vision of leadership to which we can all aspire in our communities, churches, companies, and families.

Catechism of the Council of Trent for Parish Priests Book

Catechism of the Council of Trent for Parish Priests


  • Author : Catholic Church
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2021-05-08
  • Genre: Uncategoriezed
  • Pages : 664
  • ISBN 10 : 1684225558

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Catechism of the Council of Trent for Parish Priests Excerpt :

2021 Reprint of the 1934 Edition. Facsimile of the original edition and not reproduced with Optical Recognition Software. The Council of Trent clarified ambiguities that plagued the early Catholic church through the Middle Ages, including The precise number and nature of the sacraments, The veneration of saints and relics, Purgatory, The authority of the pope, and The use of indulgences. The "either/or" doctrines of the Protestant reformers-justification by faith alone, the authority of Scripture alone-were rejected in favor of a "both/and" doctrine of justification by both faith and works on the basis of the authority of both Scripture and tradition. Additionally, the Latin Vulgate Bible was reaffirmed against Protestant insistence upon the original Hebrew and Greek texts of Scripture. In addition to its impact on Roman Catholic doctrine, the legislation of Trent also reformed the internal life and discipline of the church. Providing for the proper education of its future clergy in Catholic seminaries Requirements for the clergy, and especially the bishops, give more attention to the task of preaching. Financial abuses were brought under control, and Strict rules requiring the residency of bishops in their dioceses were established. The council also established specific prescriptions about the form of the mass and liturgical music. Contents: Catechism of the Council of Trent -- Appendix I. Definition of the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary / Pius IX -- Appendix II. Definition of the infallibility of the Roman pontiff / Vatican Council [I] -- Appendix III. The inseparability of the contract and sacrament in Christian marriage / from the encyclical of Leo XIII -- Appendix IV. Dispositions for frequent and daily Communion / from the Decree approved by Pius X.

Merchants in the Temple Book
Score: 4
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Merchants in the Temple


  • Author : Gianluigi Nuzzi
  • Publisher : Henry Holt and Company
  • Release Date : 2015-11-10
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages : 240
  • ISBN 10 : 9781627798648

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Merchants in the Temple Excerpt :

From a bestselling author with unprecedented access to Pope Francis, an investigative look at the recent financial scandals at the highest levels of the Vatican A veritable war is waging in the Church: on one side, there is Pope Francis’s strong message for one church of the poor and all; on the other, there is the old Curia with its endless enemies, and the old and new lobbies struggling to preserve their not-so-Christian privileges. The old guard do not back down, they are ready to use all means necessary to stay in control and continue the immoral way they conduct their business. They resist reforms sought by Pope Francis and seek to delegitimize their opponents, to isolate those who want to eliminate corruption. It’s a war that will determine the future of the church. And if he loses the battle against secular interests and blackmail, Pope Francis could resign, much like his predecessor. Based on confidential information—including top secret documents from inside the Vatican, and actual transcripts of Pope Francis’s admonishments to the papal court about the lack of financial oversight and responsibility—Merchants in the Temple illustrates all the undercover work conducted by the Pope since his election and shows the reader who his real enemies are. It reveals the instruments Francis is using to reform the Vatican and rid it, once and for all, of the overwhelming corruption traditionally encrusted in the Roman Catholic Church. Merchants in the Temple is a startling book that will shock every reader. It’s a story worthy of a Dan Brown novel, with its electrifying details of the trickery and scheming against the papacy—except that it is real.

To Change the Church Book
Score: 4
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To Change the Church


  • Author : Ross Douthat
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2018-03-27
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN 10 : 9781501146947

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A New York Times columnist and one of America’s leading conservative thinkers considers Pope Francis’s efforts to change the church he governs in a book that is “must reading for every Christian who cares about the fate of the West and the future of global Christianity” (Rod Dreher, author of The Benedict Option). Born Jorge Mario Bergoglio in 1936, today Pope Francis is the 266th pope of the Roman Catholic Church. Pope Francis’s stewardship of the Church, while perceived as a revelation by many, has provoked division throughout the world. “If a conclave were to be held today,” one Roman source told The New Yorker, “Francis would be lucky to get ten votes.” In his “concise, rhetorically agile…adroit, perceptive, gripping account (The New York Times Book Review), Ross Douthat explains why the particular debate Francis has opened—over communion for the divorced and the remarried—is so dangerous: How it cuts to the heart of the larger argument over how Christianity should respond to the sexual revolution and modernity itself, how it promises or threatens to separate the church from its own deep past, and how it divides Catholicism along geographical and cultural lines. Douthat argues that the Francis era is a crucial experiment for all of Western civilization, which is facing resurgent external enemies (from ISIS to Putin) even as it struggles with its own internal divisions, its decadence, and self-doubt. Whether Francis or his critics are right won’t just determine whether he ends up as a hero or a tragic figure for Catholics. It will determine whether he’s a hero, or a gambler who’s betraying both his church and his civilization into the hands of its enemies. “A balanced look at the struggle for the future of Catholicism…To Change the Church is a fascinating look at the church under Pope Francis” (Kirkus Reviews). Engaging and provocative, this is “a pot-boiler of a history that examines a growing ecclesial crisis” (Washingt

Faithful Measure Book

Faithful Measure


  • Author : Andreas Widmer
  • Publisher : Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
  • Release Date : 2015-04-20
  • Genre: Uncategoriezed
  • Pages : 70
  • ISBN 10 : 1511820314

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Faithful Measure Excerpt :

This research study focused on providing insights to the Catholic Church on how well Catholics understand well-defined Catholic terms, and to know what the words she currently employs actually mean in the vocabulary of those who listen to her, and if that meaning does not overlap with the Church's definition of that word or term, what alternate term would do so. A list of the core Catholic Social Doctrine phrases, principles and thoughts we tested for in our research: 1. Human Dignity: By the phrase human dignity, the Catholic Church means that men and women are made in the image of God and destined for eternal life. 2. Justice: To each his due. 3. Social Justice: By the phrase social justice, the Catholic Church means that groups and individuals receive what is rightly owed to them. 4. Common Good: By the phrase common good, the Catholic Church means all the conditions in society that allow individuals and groups to reach their fullest human good, both in this life and the next. 5. Solidarity: By the principle solidarity, the Catholic Church means unity arising from love of neighbor. 6. Subsidiarity: By the principle subsidiarity, the Catholic Church means that higher groups in society should not take over tasks that lower groups would like to perform, unless the lower group asks for help. In other words, social functions should occur at the lowest possible level so that individuals and groups have a true sense of purpose. 7. Universal Destination of Goods: God gave the good things of the earth to the whole human race. 8. Charity: The love of God and neighbor. 9. Preferential Option for the Poor: Charity requires us to place the needs of the poor before our own needs. 10. The purpose of Social Life: Social life should be aimed at the common good. 11. Private Property: Private property is good - through ownership we imitate God. 12. Entrepreneurship and Business: Economic initiative is a fundamental value and human right. 13. Hiring and Firing: Owners should make th

Sleep  My Baby Book

Sleep My Baby


  • Author : Lena Allen-Shore
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2021-04-20
  • Genre: Juvenile Fiction
  • Pages : 8
  • ISBN 10 : 9781534481350

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Sleep My Baby Excerpt :

Mothers around the world sing their children lullabies to soothe them to sleep with messages of love, happiness, and hope.

A Pope Francis Lexicon Book

A Pope Francis Lexicon


  • Author : Cindy Wooden
  • Publisher : Liturgical Press
  • Release Date : 2017-12-27
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages : 224
  • ISBN 10 : 9780814645451

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A Pope Francis Lexicon Excerpt :

A Pope Francis Lexicon is a collection of over fifty essays by an impressive set of insightful contributors from around the globe, each writing on a specific word that has become important in the ministry of Pope Francis. Writers such as Sr. Simone Campbell, Cardinal Blase Cupich, Cardinal Óscar Rodríguez Maradiaga, Fr. James Martin, Cardinal Luis Antonio Tagle, Anglican Archbishop Justin Welby, and Carolyn Woo explore the Pope’s use of words like joy, clericalism, money, family, and tears. Together, they reveal what Francis’s use of these words says about him, his ministry and priorities, and their significance to the church, the world, and the lives of individual Christians. The entire collection is introduced by a foreword by Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew, the spiritual leader of Orthodox Christians worldwide, and a preface by one of Francis’s closest advisors, Cardinal Seán O'Malley. This is no set of encyclopedia entries. It’s a reflective, inspiring, and often heartfelt book that offers engaging answers to the question “What is this surprising Pope up to?” Themes and Contributors: Volume foreword Patriarch Bartholomew Volume preface Cardinal Seán O'Malley, OFM Cap Baptism Cardinal Donald Wuerl Benedict XVI David Gibson Capitalism Bishop Robert McElroy Careerism Cardinal Joseph Tobin, C.Ss.R. Church Elizabeth Stoker Bruenig Clerical abuse Francis Sullivan Clericalism Archbishop Paul-André Durocher Collegiality Archbishop Mark Coleridge Conscience Austen Ivereigh Creation Orthodox Fr. John Chryssavgis Curia Massimo Faggioli Dialogue Archbishop Roberto González Nieves, OFM Dignity Tina Beattie Discernment Fr. James Martin, SJ Ecumenism Nontando Hadebe Embrace Simcha Fisher Encounter Archbishop Victor Manuel Fernández Episcopal Accountability Katie Grimes Family Julie Hanlon Rubio Field Hospital Cardinal Blase Cupich Flesh Msgr. Dario E. Viganò Gossip Kaya Oakes Grandparents Bill Dodds Hagen Lio Fr. Manuel Dorantes Hope Natalia Imperatori-Le

The Vatican Cookbook  Presented by the Pontifical Swiss Guard Book

The Vatican Cookbook Presented by the Pontifical Swiss Guard


  • Author : The Pontifical Swiss Guard
  • Publisher : Sophia Institute Press
  • Release Date : 2016-04-05
  • Genre: Cooking
  • Pages : 204
  • ISBN 10 : 9781622823321

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The Vatican Cookbook Presented by the Pontifical Swiss Guard Excerpt :

From the pope’s table to yours . . . The Pontifical Swiss Guard presents … a book like no other. From the elite protectors of the Popes and Defenders of the Faith for more than 500 years, a unique collection of exceptional recipes from simple to sublime, everyday staples to holiday feasts. Here are the classics served at Vatican tables for centuries and the finest of modern cuisine. Best of all, we pay tribute to Pope Francis, Pope Benedict XVI, and Saint John Paul II with the personal favorite dishes from their homelands of Argentina, Bavaria, and Poland. A marvelous cookbook and so much more. The Vatican Cookbook features superb photographs that take us behind the scenes to secret and special places of Vatican City. Walk the hallowed halls of St. Peter’s, the Vatican Museums, and the Sistine Chapel. Enjoy the stories and legends of the Swiss Guard handed down since the days of Michelangelo. For all who love to cook and share meals with family and friends, and for all who are fascinated by the wonders and the grandeur of the Vatican, the Swiss Guard is pleased to offer you … The Vatican Cookbook.

Divine Vintage Book
Score: 2.5
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Divine Vintage


  • Author : Joel Butler
  • Publisher : St. Martin's Press
  • Release Date : 2012-11-13
  • Genre: Cooking
  • Pages : 288
  • ISBN 10 : 9781137044921

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Divine Vintage Excerpt :

Winner of the Gourmand Wine Books prize for 'Best Drinks Writing Book' in the UK A fascinating journey through ancient wine country that reveals the drinking habits of early Christians, from Abraham to Jesus. Wine connoisseur Joel Butler teamed up with biblical historian Randall Heskett for a remarkable adventure that travels the biblical wine trail in order to understand what kinds of wines people were drinking 2,000 to 3,500 years ago. Along the way, they discover the origins of wine, unpack the myth of Shiraz, and learn the secrets of how wine infiltrated the biblical world. This fascinating narrative is full of astounding facts that any wine lover can take to their next tasting, including the myths of the Phoenician, Greek, Roman, and Jewish wine gods, the emergence of kosher wine, as well as the use of wine in sacrifices and other rites. It will also take a close a look at contemporary modern wines made with ancient techniques, and guide the reader to experience the wines Noah (the first wine maker!) Abraham, Moses and Jesus drank.

Music Is My Therapy Book

Music Is My Therapy


  • Author : Jennifer Pope
  • Publisher : Gatekeeper Press
  • Release Date : 2020-09-21
  • Genre: Self-Help
  • Pages : 68
  • ISBN 10 : 9781662901676

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Music Is My Therapy Excerpt :

This book will utilize one of the greatest artistic phenomena as a coping and healing tool in your powerful journey to mental wellness. You will explore the melodic meanings of some of the best music of our time while applying their themes of love, empowerment, sadness, reflection, anger, and hope into your plan to improve your life. Music has the ability to motivate you to achieve your goals, soothe your greatest moments of sadness, calm your heightening moments of anger, celebrate your greatest achievements, and open your mind to healing and rejuvenation. Music can also evoke powerful emotions; it can fuel our anger, make us laugh, provide comfort in distress, and sometimes be so beautiful that it makes us cry. Music is the auditory bookmark of our lives. Every milestone in your life can probably be noted by a particular song. Rhythm-based listening therapy can have profound effects on the brain, helping to activate and create new neural pathways, thus improving brain functioning. This can be especially useful in people struggling with depression, trauma, and anxiety. Music is one of those amazing things of our world that transcends time, cultures, religions, and age. It allows you to identify feelings, put words to those feelings, give a beat, tone, pitch, rhythm, or melody to allow your soul to transform an introspective emotion into sound. In its many different forms, music has the ability to pierce the soul, touch the heart, and open the mind to many aspects of life. This book will explore the genres of R&B, jazz, country western, classical, hip hop, rock, pop, trap, instrumental, and gospel to aid in identifying emotions, application of coping skills, and facilitate journaling your healing experience. Music gives the human existence a colorful guide of its highs, lows, and the beautiful experience of living life as only you can. Music is special. Music is powerful. Let it guide you on your wellness journey starting NOW....