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Manual for Spiritual Warfare

Paul Thigpen


A fierce war rages for your soul. Are you ready for battle?

Like it or not, you are at war. You face a powerful enemy out to destroy you. You live on the battlefield, so you can’t escape the conflict. It’s a spiritual war with crucial consequences in your everyday life and its outcome will determine your eternal destiny.

You must engage the Enemy. And as you fight, you need a Manual for Spiritual Warfare. This guide for spiritual warriors will help you recognise, resist, and overcome the Devil’s attacks.

978 1618906533   336 pages     £20


101 Surprising Facts about Vatican City

Rev Fr Jeffrey Kirby


What do you really know about Vatican City?

The Vatican, comprising the Apostolic Palace, St. Peter's Basilica, and various other buildings, serves as the headquarters of the Catholic Church. It has done so for nearly two millennium ever since the first Pope, St. Peter, made it his home.

Thousands of Catholics flock to the Vatican and its iconic basilica each year. But what do you really know about this great basilica and the city that houses it?

Here, Father Jeffrey Kirby takes you on a whirlwind tour of this little country (yes, Vatican City is its own country) and uncovers the secrets and surprising facts about the city, and its famous church.

978 161890 687 8       198 pages       £12.99



Reality of God

Steven R Hemler


Does God exist? Which is true? Evolution, creation...or both?

Are we no more than meaningless collisions of molecules? Or do we owe our existence to a Creator, who has willed us (and everything else) into being, and who has a plan and purpose for our lives?

The Reality of God addresses these all-important questions by providing an introductory overview of key scientific evidence, philosophical reasons, and insights drawn from human nature demonstrating God’s existence.

In simple, accessible language, and well-supported by scientific experts, author Steven Hemler guides the reader through the most compelling evidence for the existence of God. Hemler shows how natural sciences such as biology, chemistry and physics far from disproving religious belief suggest and reveal the existence of a Creator at every turn.

Those seeking sound reasons and credible science supporting belief in God will cherish this easy-to-read book.

978 161890 218 4 hb        92 pages        £15.99


Rural Life Prayer Book  

Alban J Dachuer SJ

Close to the Land, Close to God


Here you’ll find:

• Prayers for planting time, harvest, and rain

• Prayers for protection from fires, floods, and destructive pests

•Blessings for gardens, fields, pastures, wood lots, orchards, and vineyards

• Blessings for animals, barns, stables, mills, wells, and vehicles

• Blessings for foods, feed, seed, flowers, and wine

• Devotions in honour of St. Isidore the Farmer and St. Joseph the Worker

978 161890 678 6 hb    416 pages    £14.99


A Short  Guide to Praying as a Family

Dominican Sisters of Saint Cecilia Congregation


Praying together not only enriches family life but also leads the Catholic family toward its primary goal: the holiness and salvation of each member.

This wonderful little book provides a simple and easy-to-implement plan for family prayer. Arranged successively according to the basic stages of prayer, A Short Guide to Praying as a Family allows each family to progress step by step from one level of prayer to the next. Beautiful stained-glass images invite you to enter the mystery of each prayer and give glory to God as a family.

Designed to be used throughout the day, this book will help your family speak to God, turn to Him for help, listen to Him, and praise Him. What better gift could you give them?

135 Full Colour Illustrations  176 pages

978 161890 682 3 hb  £19.99

978 161890 683 0      £14.99


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