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Letters to a Non-believer
Letters to a Non-believer
by Thomas Crean
Edition: Paperback

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars i cannot recommend this book highly enough, 18 Oct. 2015
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i cannot recommend this book highly enough!
Fr Crean is lucid, easy to read and has the gift of being able to express sublime theological truth and profound philosophical insight in clear, simple English.
The epistolic structure of the book means each chapter is self-contained and takes little time to read.
Buy one for yourself and one (or two) for friends or, especially, anyone you may be trying to convert!


Memorise the Faith! And Most Anything Else: Using the Methods of the Great Catholic Medieval Memory Masters
Memorise the Faith! And Most Anything Else: Using the Methods of the Great Catholic Medieval Memory Masters
by Kevin Vost
Edition: Paperback
Price: £15.98

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Utterly brilliant! Totally useful!, 14 Jan. 2013
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Dr Vost has provided a tremendous service to anyone serious about learning and progressing in the Catholic Faith (and for anyone else who wants to remember anything).
Do you want to learn the 10 Commandments backwards and forwards (literally) in 10 minutes? Have you often thought "I wish I really knew all the .....(fill in your own blank) and could relate them to .......(ditto)" Well, as the adverts say, now you can!
Dr Vost gives a highly readable and accessible guide to memory training, showing how far back it goes in Human History and how great figures in pre-Christian philosophy and, of course, the great memory masters of the medieval Church, created and used rational, systematic methods to enable themselves to recall and use tremendous amounts of information.
Especially for those who wish to memorise the Faith and walk in the footsteps of the Church Fathers, I cannot reccommend this book highly enough!


Triumph: The Power and the Glory of the Catholic Church--a 2, 000-Year History / H.W. Crocker, III.
Triumph: The Power and the Glory of the Catholic Church--a 2, 000-Year History / H.W. Crocker, III.
by H W Crocker III
Edition: Hardcover

3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Definitely worth getting and reading., 14 Jan. 2013
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All Catholics need to educate themselves as much as possible both in the Faith and in the History of the Church, as it is on the grounds of the latter especially that many attacks on the Faith are based today. However, since a great many of those 'historical' attacks involve ignorance of or a flat out fabrication of the actual History, it is essential we know our own History accurately.
"Triumph..." is a really good place to start as the story (all History IS stories) unfolds in a fast-paced yet detailed way that draws you along. In fact, it is such a good story that you might want to read it twice straight away, i.e. once to simply enjoy the vast scope of the narrative and then once again as a History book packed with important facts, information and "setting-the-record-straight" goodness!


Fit for Eternal Life: A Christian Approach to Working Out, Eating Right, and Building the Virtues of Fitness in Your Soul
Fit for Eternal Life: A Christian Approach to Working Out, Eating Right, and Building the Virtues of Fitness in Your Soul
by Kevin Vost PhD
Edition: Paperback
Price: £14.38

5.0 out of 5 stars Exactly what I was looking for!, 14 Jan. 2013
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If you are looking for "muscular Christianity", this is it, literally as well as metaphorically.
In clear, easy to follow steps, Dr Vost leads you through the basic principles of H.I.T. (High Intensity Training) and makes it eminently clear just why there is no contradiction at all between true Christian spirituality and a high level of physical fitness and ability. If you are a beginner in weight training, this book gives you all the information you need to get off to a good start regardless of your age or sex. If you are an experienced trainer, you will find yourself trying new approaches and there is plenty here to modify to your own training style and needs. For me, the really inspiring message has been that I can greatly reduce my gym time, leaving more room in the week for prayer and study while still training in an intense, invigorating and rewarding way.
God bless you, Dr Vost!


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