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Pioneer Priests and Makeshift Altars

Father Charles Connor, the lively historian seen on EWTN, presents an engaging and engrossing account of the history of Catholicism in early America. After the American Revolution, England was not popular in the colonies, so the Church of England (Anglcan Church) changed its name to the Episcopal Church. For the first time, Catholicism, which was outlawed in England, was legal in the new world.

Classic Catholic Converts

In the inimitable style that has made him a favorite on EWTN,  Father Charles Connor leads a whirlwind tour through the lives and stories of a roster of two dozen 'classic' converts, including
John Henry Newman, Edith Stein, Jacques Maritain, Dorothy Day, G.K. Chesterton, Elizabeth Seton, Karl Stern, Ronald Knox, and many more.

Catholic Literary Giants

Joseph Pearce takes readers on a dazzling tour of the Catholic literary tradition, from Dante to Tolkien. Some authors mentioned are well-known, others, until now, lost to history. The reader will gain not only a sense of history and the times in which these authors wrote, but probably an insatiable desire to track some of them down and read their works.

The Rise of Christianity

Best-selling author and professor of social sciences at Baylor University, Rodney Stark, traces the history of Christianity from the ashes of the Roman Empire, and its meteoric rise to become the dominant religious force in the Western World.

Bearing False Witness

Rodney Stark debunks centuries of disinformation about the Catholic Church. Along the way, he provides fascinating information about historical periods and personages, while setting the record straight. Written in the lively, thoughtful, readable manner which has made his books best-sellers.

Salvation is From the Jews

Roy Shoeman traces the course of salvation history through the Bible, in both the Old and New Testaments. Readers will gain a better understanding of Judaism, as well as the cultural millieu in which the New Testament gospels and letters were written.

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The Gifts of the Jews

Thomas Cahill, author of the runaway best-seller, "How the Irish Saved Civilization", explores how the Jews changed the ancient world in numerous ways. Time, in ancient civilizations, was seen as circular. The Jews came to see it as an unfolding narrative. Linear time stretches out in the Bible as an ongoing epic drama in which humans are not the pawns of fate or playthings of the gods, but free agents called forth by the Creator.

How the Irish Saved Civilization

Thomas Cahill reveals how St. Patrick's visit to Ireland brought not only faith, but literacy and learning, so that Ireland would become known as the "Island of Saints and Scholars".

The Myth of Hitler's Pope

Rabbi David Dalin reveals how Pope Pius XII, later demonized as "Hitler's Pope", actually embarked on a secret war against Nazi Germany. Rabbi Dalin both brings to light new evidence, and reveals that long suppressed by the mythmakers.

Ignatius Catholic Study Bible New Testament

Based on the Revised Standard Version Second Catholic Edition (RSV2CE), this study Bible makes the New Testament come alive. Bible Scholars Curtis Mitch and Scott Hahn provide introductions to each book, word study pages, notes and cross references. Even if you've never read the Bible, you'll find it comes alive in this readable, flowing, and literary translation, and with the helpful, easy-to-understand notes.

The Fourth Cup

In his latest book, Franciscan University professor and best-selling author Scott Hahn probes the relations between the ancient Jewish celebration of Passover, and the Last Supper. Readers will find this a fascinating introduction to both topics, as Hahn explores them in the readable, yet engaging style of his previous books.

The Lamb's Supper

In this best-selling book, Scott Hahn both examines the meaning of the Catholic Mass, and opens the book of Revelation, or the Apocalypse, the last book of the Bible. Even if you've never explored either, or have acquaintance with both, or one or the other, this clear, lucid account will increase your understanding. Scott Hahn shows how the early Christians crafted the liturgy of the Mass from the book of Revelation, revealing it, in Hahn's words, as "heaven on earth".

A Study Guide for "The Lamb's Supper"

This 112 page guide, written by Scott Hahn, follows the chapters in "The Lamb's Supper". It can be used individually or in a group. Includes questions for reflection or discussion.

Christianity and European Culture

This 300 page collection, published by Catholic University of America, is the best introduction to the life and work of the prolific and influential British historian, Christopher Dawson, because it includes essays and chapters from a variety of his books. Dawson is enjoying a renaissance, as more and more readers discover this vibrant and thoughtful historian. Not only will readers gain a better understanding of history, but also a pathway to discover Dawson's many other works.

Chronicles of Wasted Time

"There is not a flat page in this mingling of anecdote, comment, and self criticism," wrote the Daily Telegraph when Malcolm Muggeridge's memoirs were published. Originally issued in two volumes, "The Green Stick" and "The Infernal Grove", here they are combined in one oversized paperback published by Regent College Press, along with the tiny shred of a proposed third volume, which eventually spilled out into his last book, "Confessions of a Twentieth Century Pilgrim". Muggeridge was variously editor of the British humor magazine, Punch, a commentator on the BBC, and a prolific author. "One of the most delightful and entertaining memoirs of our age", wrote the Washington Post.

Jesus Through the Centuries

In this engrossing and enlightening book, Yale professor and historian Jaroslav Pelikan, author of the multi-volume history, "The Christian Tradition",  gives a lively overview of the impact of Jesus in various ages in regards to cultural, social, and political history.  "As stimulating as it is informative," wrote the New York Times.

Whose Bible is It?

Where did the Bible come from? What is the canon? Historian Jaroslav Pelikan provides a lively and engaging overview of the history of the Bible, considering the original Hebrew and Greek sources, and following the trail to today's vernacular versions in English and other languages. He considers the various canons of the Protestant, Catholic, and Orthodox Bibles, and explores how the development of the printing press affected the Reformation in Europe.

Conversion: Confessions of a Twentieth Century Pilgrim

This is the last book Malcolm Muggeridge ever wrote. It was published in England as "Conversion", and in the USA as "Confessions of a Twentieth Century Pilgrim". This reprint paperback edition retains both titles. Since there never was a third, concluding volume of his autobiography, "Chronicles of Wasted Time", this book sort of fills that bill. But it also can be read on its own, and, being filled with Muggeridge's witticisms, thoughtful musings, incisive commentary, and diverting anecdotes, will enchant new, as well as seasoned readers.