"The priesthood is going through a dark time", according to Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI and Robert Cardinal Sarah. "Wounded by the revelation of so many scandals, disconcerted by the constant questioning of their consecrated celibacy, many priests are tempted by the thought of giving up and abandoning everything." In this book, the pope emeritus and the prefect of the Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments give their brother priests, and the whole Church, a message of hope. They honestly address the spiritual challenges faced by priests today, while pointing to deeper conversion to Jesus Christ as the key to faithful and fruitful priestly ministry and genuine reform. Benedict XVI and Cardinal Sarah "fraternally offer these reflections to the people of God and, of course, in a spirit of filial obedience, to Pope Francis", who has said, "I think that celibacy is a gift for the Church. . . . I don't agree with allowing optional celibacy, no." Responding to calls for refashioning the priesthood, including proposals from participants in the Amazonian Synod, two wise, spiritually astute pastors explain the importance of priestly celibacy for the good of the whole Church. Drawing on Vatican II, they present celibacy as not just "a mere precept of ecclesiastical law", but as a sharing in Jesus' sacrifice on the Cross and his identity as Bridegroom of the Church.
Genre: Religion, Editor: Ignatius Press, Pages: 152 in PDF, Epub, Mobi, ISBN: 9781621644149

Robert Cardinal Sarah calls The Day Is Now Far Spent his most important book. He analyzes the spiritual, moral, and political collapse of the Western world and concludes that "the decadence of our time has all the faces of mortal peril." A cultural identity crisis, he writes, is at the root of the problems facing Western societies. "The West no longer knows who it is, because it no longer knows and does not want to know who made it, who established it, as it was and as it is. Many countries today ignore their own history. This self-suffocation naturally leads to a decadence that opens the path to new, barbaric civilizations." While making clear the gravity of the present situation, the cardinal demonstrates that it is possible to avoid the hell of a world without God, a world without hope. He calls for a renewal of devotion to Christ through prayer and the practice of virtue.
Genre: Religion, Editor: Ignatius Press, Pages: 349 in PDF, Epub, Mobi, ISBN: 9781642290905

In a time when technology penetrates our lives in so many ways and materialism exerts such a powerful influence over us, Cardinal Robert Sarah presents a bold book about the strength of silence. The modern world generates so much noise, he says, that seeking moments of silence has become both harder and more necessary than ever before. Silence is the indispensable doorway to the divine, explains the cardinal in this profound conversation with Nicolas Diat. Within the hushed and hallowed walls of the La Grande Chartreux, the famous Carthusian monastery in the French Alps, Cardinal Sarah addresses the following questions: Can those who do not know silence ever attain truth, beauty, or love? Do not wisdom, artistic vision, and devotion spring from silence, where the voice of God is heard in the depths of the human heart? After the international success of God or Nothing, Cardinal Sarah seeks to restore to silence its place of honor and importance. "Silence is more important than any other human work," he says, "for it expresses God. The true revolution comes from silence; it leads us toward God and others so as to place ourselves humbly and generously at their service."
Genre: Religion, Editor: Ignatius Press, Pages: 247 in PDF, Epub, Mobi, ISBN: 9781681497587

The Practice of the Presence of God is a wonderful text, compiled by Father Joseph de Beaufort, of the teachings of Brother Lawrence (born Nicholas Herman), a Carmelite Monk. The beautiful compilation includes letters, as well as records of his conversations kept by Brother Lawrence's interlocutors.
Genre: Foreign Language Study, Editor: Hyweb Technology Co. Ltd., Pages: 22 in PDF, Epub, Mobi, ISBN:

A Mere Christianity of the 21st century, coming out as Tom Wright's popularity grows and grows, and at a peak point of interest in CS Lewis. The book provides an intelligent, grownup introduction to Christianity - what Christians believe, and why, how should we live? - with a passionate sense of personal engagement.
Genre: Religion, Editor: SPCK, Pages: 224 in PDF, Epub, Mobi, ISBN: 9780281066247

This book is a classic for this hour. It is actually divided into two smaller books to facilitate study & learning. The author shares foundational principles of finding Jesus and becoming part of His kingdom. She outlines the significance of knowing Him and being in relationship with Him. This book is also interactive. It challenges a reader to look deep within the depths of ones heart and to allow the Holy Spirit, who is the source of power for the believer to Flourish, to release inner healing, freedom, and revelation of his/her true identity. This book is timeless and will help all believers to grow in their faith. It is a useful teaching tool for small groups, a ready source for new believers and a call for all of us to be more effective as Gods warriors in the days ahead. This book is a must have for your library. Carolyn Suty, Regional Director, Aglow International
Genre: Body, Mind & Spirit, Editor: AuthorHouse, Pages: 198 in PDF, Epub, Mobi, ISBN: 9781524616403

From the depths of my heart is a poetry book about love, finding yourself, and understanding others. "We all have felt joy and pain inside of our hearts. It can change us. It can break us. It can heal us. What we carry in our hearts can either be buried or felt throughout out our lifetime." -Kristal Sapien
Genre: , Editor: , Pages: 82 in PDF, Epub, Mobi, ISBN: 9798642150368

Lucid and inspiring, Behold the Man is a unique exploration of Catholic spirituality for men. Much of the literature written for Catholic men focuses on topical issues such as fatherhood and sexuality. While this book does not exclude these subjects, it is the first to present a comprehensive picture of Catholic male spirituality. What is authentic male Catholic spirituality? What distinguishes it from Protestant male spirituality? How does masculine spirituality complement feminine spirituality? These questions and many more are answered in this book. Drawing from Scripture and Church teaching, the author roots Catholic male spirituality in a covenant relationship with God and the cross of Jesus Christ. He demonstrates that when a man embraces the cross he is truly able to be himself—the man that God created and calls him to be. Behold the Man can deepen a man’s experience of Christ and help him to know the Lord more intimately.
Genre: Religion, Editor: Ignatius Press, Pages: 296 in PDF, Epub, Mobi, ISBN: 9781681496757

Genre: Religion, Editor: Christian Publishing House, Pages: 248 in PDF, Epub, Mobi, ISBN: 9781945757334

As Christians, we know that we are new creations in Jesus. So we try to act differently, hoping this will make us more like Him. But changing our outward behavior doesnt change our hearts. Only by Gods grace can we be transformed internally. Renovation of the Heart lays a biblical foundation for understanding what best-selling author Dallas Willard calls the transformation of the spirita divine process that brings every element in our being, working from inside out, into harmony with the will of God. This fresh approach to spiritual growth explains the biblical reasons why Christians need to undergo change in six aspects of life: thought, feeling, will, body, social context, and soul. Willard also outlines a general pattern of transformation in each area, not as a sterile formula but as a practical process that you can follow without the guilt or perfectionism so many Christians wrestle with. Dont settle for complacency. Accept the challenge Renovation of the Heart offers to become an intentional apprentice of Jesus Christ, changing daily as you walk with Him.
Genre: Religion, Editor: Tyndale House, Pages: 272 in PDF, Epub, Mobi, ISBN: 9781615214556