Early last month, we received a loan to get back into print almost 40 of the excellent Catholic books that lack of funds had forced us to let go out of print.


Now a truck arrives every few days to deliver several pallets of them, including many excellent books we’ve not had in print for years.

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To reintroduce these fine Catholic titles to you, I’m including them all in our second annual

Half Price
for Half-a-Day Sale,

which, for the next twelve hours gives you a 50% discount on as many copies of these books as you want.

And while you’re at our site, remember to check out our FREE BOOKS offer.

John Barger
Publisher

Sophia Institute Press

 


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Marigold Hunt, author of A Life or Our Lord for Children, here continues the tale of Jesus and His Church, retelling for children The Acts of the Apostles, St. Luke's account of the dangerous early days of the Church. Learn the Devil's plan of attack, and discover sure ways to counter it. Until you are familiar with it, you're vulnerable to the subtle methods he uses against those who know he exists and are already on guard.
The First Christians
Marigold Hunt
176 pp $14.95
$7.48 
The Devil and How to Resist Him
Fr. Gerald Vann
174 pp $13.95 $6.98

 


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350 saints teach you how
to cope with life's troubles

Examine over forty common problems, and meet dozens of saints who suffered and overcame them. Benefit from the thought-provoking holy wisdom of more than 350 saints, and come away equipped with truly saintly solutions.

A personal retreat based
on St. Thérèse of Lisieux

A wondrous distillation of the teachings of St. Thérèse of Lisieux on God's love and on confidence in Him; on humility and charity; on the Cross; and on Providence. Learn to rest in God amid troubles, living joyfully with Him always.

Saintly Solutions
Fr. Joseph M. Esper
400 pp $21.95
$10.98

I Believe in Love
Fr. Jean C. J. d'Elbée
304 pp $15.95
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Gain a new sense
of Christ in the Eucharist

Stir your love for the Eucharist into a glowing flame. Fr. Kane explores the humility shown by Christ in the Eucharist, opening the way for you to receive more spiritual fruit from Communion.

Exciting tales of the Child Jesus
from many lands — to read aloud

The young heroes of these tales have a faith that's simpler than ours, and stronger. They know that Jesus is always close to us, even when we feel abandoned and even when He seems unaware of our needs.

Transforming Your Life
Through the Eucharist

Fr. Joseph A. Kane
172 pp $13.95
$6.98
Stories of the Child Jesus
from Many Lands

A. Fowler Lutz
192 pp $10.95
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The Truth about Purgatory
. . . revealed to a canonized saint!

St. Catherine of Genoa's sensible view of Purgatory, tainted neither by childish superstition nor modern skepticism, reveals the glow of God's love in the purifying fires of Purgatory.

Bishop Fulton Sheen
explains it all!

Bishop Sheen shows that Christianity makes sense — even to nonbelievers. It alone can explain goodness and evil; it alone makes sense of our impulses to love and sacrifice, and our failures to do so.

Fire of Love:
Understanding Purgatory

St. Catherine of Genoa
96 pp $5.95 $2.98
God's World
and Our Place in It

Archbishop Fulton Sheen
176 pp $12.95
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Lighten your burdens and
learn to bear your troubles well

Gain happiness and peace by understanding and conquering any trouble; learn how to avoid the mistakes that make our spiritual burdens heavier. Soon you'll be using your troubles to unleash God's healing power in your soul.

The Mary book that
even Protestants can love

Marian expert Mark Miravalle gathers and explains all that the Bible says about Mary, what the early Christians believed about her, and the Church's key Marian teachings these past 2,000 years. Praised by bestselling-author Scott Hahn!

How to Make Sense of Suffering
Marguerite Duportal
128 pp $9.95
$4.98
Meet Mary
Mark Miravalle
144 pp $12.95
$6.98

 


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How to bring order to your
home and peace to your soul

With your own Mother's Rule of Life, you'll transform motherhood and its burdens into the joyful vocation it's meant to be. Learn from Holly how to craft a Rule that's right for you and your family.

Scriptural proofs of
Catholic teaching!

With abundant references to the Gospels, this comprehensive guide proves that the Catholic Faith is fully Bible-based, and clearly shows that only the Catholic Church truly interprets the Bible correctly.

A Mother's Rule of Life
Holly Pierlot
224 pp $14.95 $7.48
The Scriptural Roots of Catholic
Teaching
by Chantal Epie
304 pp $16.95
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"One of the great Christian classics of all time."
— Michael O'Brien

Blanche enters a Carmelite convent during the French Revolution — but is she strong enough to take the crown of martyrdom that awaits the Carmelites? An enthralling spiritual novel.

St. Francis de Sales carried a copy of this holy book with him for over eighteen years!

Here is sensible advice to help you overcome spiritual obstacles and achieve spiritual perfection. It doesn't just tell you what you to do in order to live a Christian life — it also shows you how to do it.

The Song at the Scaffold
Gertrud von Le Fort
144 pp $12.95 $6.48
Spiritual Combat
Fr. Lorenzo Scupoli
240 pp $15.95
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A sound Catholic answer to the most vexing question of all

This book shows you how to learn from Christ to turn failures into victories and to alleviate others' suffering by imitating Mary's compassion. With help from book, you'll soon learn to bear your own crosses with perseverance and hope.

Explains why the Church has
been in crisis since 1965

Vatican II didn't do away with Tradition, teach a new Faith, or give Catholics permission to disagree with the Church. Learn how to take back interpretation of the Council's decrees from the dissenters who hijacked them.

Suffering:
The Catholic Answer

Fr. Hubert van Zeller
144 pp $12.95 $6.48

What Went Wrong
with Vatican II

Ralph M. McInerny
176 pp $14.95
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Why you should keep trusting God even when all seems lost

If God is all good, why does He allow evil? Why do even those who try to please Him meet with setbacks and disasters? Here are straightforward, faithfully Catholic answers to questions that have troubled believers for centuries.

Why does
God permit evil?

Hatred, murder, terrorism, and war spring from sins of men. But why does God let the innocent suffer from the effects of these evils? In this slim volume, you'll find the most convincing explanation of the mystery of evil available today.

Why Bad Things Happen
to Good Catholics

Fr. Henri Morice
176 pp $14.95
$7.48
Why Does God
Permit Evil?

Dom Bruno Webb
176 pp $10.95
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The truth about angels—
according to the Fathers
of the Church

From the works of the early Fathers of the Church, Cardinal Daniélou has here woven a bright tapestry that shows us who the Angels really are, and how — in every instant and in every way — they are working for your salvation and mine.

Deep and abiding
friendship: one of the
soul's greatest pleasures

Learn from these delightful pages how to transform superficial friendships into soul-nourishing relationships, bringing them from shallowness and frivolity to a deep communion of mind and heart. Great for married couples, too!

The Angels
and Their Mission

Jean Cardinal Danielou
144 pp $13.95
$6.98
The Art of Being
a Good Friend

Hugh Black
160 pp $13.95
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You can have
a richer spiritual life!

If you're ready to grow spiritually, these wise pages will provide you with the solid, faithful direction you need to develop a rich spiritual life, deepen it through regular prayer, and model it humbly in your relationships with others.

Learn the simple
secrets of holiness

Discover the secret of loving God in the simple things in life — work, play, and rest. You'll learn to avoid the distractions (even the religious ones) that weary your soul . . . and you'll soon be able to focus your energy simply on loving God.

Am I Living a Spiritual Life?
Susan Muto & Adrian Van Kaam
208 pp $14.95 $7.48

The Art of Loving God
St. Francis de Sales
160 pp $9.95
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Meet Jesus more
fruitfully in the Eucharist

Here Fr. Lovasik helps you recognize Christ's presence in the Eucharist, emphasizing Christ's Sacrifice and showing how you can receive everything that God offers you in the Mass.

Simple ways to pray
as Jesus wants you to pray

This book clears away common errors about prayer and explains how to avoid everyday problems that render it difficult. You'll learn about the essential forms of prayer, when each is appropriate, and much more.

The Basic Book of the Eucharist
Fr. Lawrence G. Lovasik
224 pp $15.95 $7.98

The Basic Book of Catholic Prayer
Fr. Lawrence G. Lovasik
224 pp $14.95
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Now you, too, can learn to do what Jesus urges us to do: "Pray without ceasing"

How to Pray Always is one of those rare books that actually fulfills the promise of its title. It helps us become better Christians by showing us how to know, love, and serve God, living prayerfully and constantly in His loving presence.

St. Thérèse of Lisieux said: "Reading this book was one of the greatest graces of my life."

Written 120 years ago by Fr. Charles Arminjon, The End of the Present World (and the Mysteries of the Future Life) will help you read the signs of the times and live as a Christian (as it did Thérèse) . . . no matter what the future holds!

How to Pray Always
Fr. Raoul Plus, S.J.
144 leatherette $10.95 $5.98
The End of the Present World
Fr. Charles Arminjon
336 pp $17.95
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Conquer your pride and
experience the joys of humility!

Discover the incredible strength of humility, the only virtue that has the power to drive pride from your soul. This book will help you begin experiencing the joys of humility today, and the many virtues that flow from practice of it.

Learn how
to resist temptation

This book teaches you to recognize the elements of temptation — and be on guard against its often-unrecognized causes. Fr. Remler even explains how you can benefit from temptation and learn from others as you fight against it.

Humility: Wellspring of Virtue
Dietrich von Hildebrand
120 pp $5.95 $2.98

How to Resist Temptation
Fr. Francis J. Remler
160 leatherette $12.95
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With this book you can spend
"one hour with Jesus,"
as He begged you to do

Intensify your love of Jesus by burning into your soul the events of His Passion. In this one moving volume, you'll find the equivalent of a mini-retreat, a pilgrimage, and a meditation on the love and sufferings of Jesus on the Cross.

True tales of horror
and holiness in the savage
North American wilderness

From actual letters written by campfires or in canoes, John O'Brien has crafted the heroic, terrifying, inspiring, and true tale of the dangerous struggles of the Jesuit priests seeking to bring Catholicism to the natives of America.

What Jesus Saw from the Cross
Fr. A. G. Sertillanges

252 pp $16.95 $8.48
Saints of the American Wilderness
John A. O'Brien
272 pp $15.95
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Thirty steps to holiness
in 10 minutes a day!

Here's your solution if you wish you had time to make a retreat, but you can't tear yourself away from your responsibilities. These brief meditations are perfect for bringing a retreat to wherever you are, just ten minutes a day!

Fast answers to
anti-Catholic claims!

If you need solid Catholic answers to common Protestant challenges, but don't have lots of time, reach for The One-Minute Apologist: the one source you need when you have to explain the Catholic Faith quickly, credibly, and well.

A Pocket Retreat for Catholics
Fr. F. Maucourant
288 leatherette $14.95 $7.48

The One-Minute Apologist
Dave Armstrong
160 pp $14.95
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Twenty charming
tales of Irish saints

Alice Curtayne has collected stories that reflect not only the holiness but also the gaiety of the saints — appealing to readers of all ages — and she tells them with the poetry and feeling that mark the work of every true Irish storyteller.

The secret diary that changed her husband from atheist to priest!

After Elisabeth died, her husband Felix, an atheist who ridiculed her faith, found this diary and was transformed. Here is a map to marital harmony and serene love of God --- especially if you love someone outside the Faith.

Twenty Tales of Irish Saints
Alice Curtayne
176 pp $13.95 $6.98
Secret Diary of Elisabeth Leseur
Elisabeth Leseur
336 pp $19.95
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Encounter Jesus
as the disciples did
--- in the flesh

Cardinal Biffi, a close friend of Pope Benedict XVI, here sketches for us a remarkable portrait of Jesus in the flesh: his hands, eyes, face, and clothes, along with his mind, habits of speech, and character --- all as his disciples experienced them.

What every Christian
needs to know about love,
marriage, & birth control

Learn the truth about how contraception relates to love, marriage, and family; what the Church really teaches about it; why this teaching matters; and how it fits into the larger picture of Christian love and marriage.

The Man
Christ Jesus

Giacomo Cardinal Biffi
144 pp $10.95 $5.98

Love, Marriage, and
the Catholic Conscience

Dietrick von Hildebrand
160 pp $12.95
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