Ten Dates Every Catholic Should Know

The Divine Surprises and Chastisements that Shaped the Church and Changed the World

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Here are the saints and sinners, popes and kings that God used to shape his Church and change the world. You'll meet Clovis and Charlemagne, Luther and Pope Leo, Suleiman and St. Francis, the Arians, the Franks, the Huguenots, and others whose sins or sacrifices altered the course of history.

Here, too, are the wars and plagues, the ideas and institutions — and, yes, the miracles — that gave birth to our Christian civilization and often threatened to doom it. Experience the battles of Tours and Lepanto, the Crusades, the Russian Revolution, and Fatima, the miracle that foretold (and offered a way to prevent) the conflicts that killed millions in the twentieth century.

Wars and terrorism have rendered the first years of our new century no less bloody. Has God now abandoned us?

Ten Dates Every Catholic Should Know finds the answer in history: from the first days of the Christian era, at key moments when civilization hung in the balance, God has intervened — sometimes subtly, sometimes dramatically — but ever and always he has come forward himself or given strength to those who were faithful to him. Consider, for example:

  • Constantine, the pagan general who, in a desperate hour, saw a vision that made him a Christian and led to the conversion of the entire Roman Empire
  • Pope St. Leo, who confronted Attila the Hun face-to-face and, without sword or dagger, turned back this "Scourge of God" and all his murderous hordes
  • The surprising victories of the outgunned armies that thrust back the Moors, the Turks, and the barbarians — just when Christendom faced annihilation
  • Plus: St. Genevieve, Pepin the Short, Pope St. Pius V, St. Margaret Mary, and countless others who, in crucial moments, were called by God to save his people and give new life to our culture and his Church.

Ten Dates Every Catholic Should Know is essential reading for any Catholic who wants to understand the history of our Faith. But it will give you more than knowledge: you'll close this book with renewed confidence that no matter how dark and dangerous the times may be, God has never abandoned his people . . . and never will.

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  • Pages: 192
  • Format(s): Paperback, eBook
  • ISBN: 978-1-933184-15-9
  • Product Code: 159
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Solid read for anyone
Excellent book on these important dates of history. Prof Moczar is an engaging writer who presents a not often heard or appreciated side of our Christian historical heritage. I only wish we had more individuals in academia as committed as she is to speaking the truth with courage, conviction and clarity.
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Excellent perspective
I encourage the reading of this book. It seems written to be easy to understand in a very flowing style. The topics presented are serious, but not presented in a preachy style. I actually learned a few things! I will definitely look into reading more material by this author.
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Just as the title implies, every Catholic should have a basic knowledge of the events in this book, and this book is a wonderful place to gain such knowledge. I would recommend it to all, including new converts.
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Excellent brief Catholic history book!
As a history-lover and a Catholic, I am always cautious when purchasing history books. Will it be biased, especailly against the Church? Does the author have an agenda? If Catholic, will it include an accurate spiritual perspective? And of course, as with many unfortunate history books, is it boring? This book, however, is wonderful! An easy read, especially for a history book, but not lacking in sufficient detail. The book would provide one with a good, basic background, and could also be used as the first step towards a more involved study of the Church's history.
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History, in general, can mean there is a lot of data to deal with, which could easily have made this a much thicker volume. However, she does a good job of hitting the 10 dates with enough detail for a person to gain knowledge of why it was selected by her. On anything I felt she skimmed to much, I just surfed the web to get more insight. Bottom line: worth reading.
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