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In this classic work praised by Pope Pius IX himself, Fr. Nicolas J. Laforet lays out the spiritual causes of unbelief, and shows the antidotes necessary to remedy each.
Noting that unbelief is not a particularly modern phenomenon (after all, many people refused to believe in Jesus even after having witnessed his miracles), Fr. Laforet explains that unbelief is not merely a matter of the intellect; on the contrary, where unbelief prevails we almost always find its source in a person’s will.
From the fruits of his spiritual and psychological analysis, Fr. LaForet then crafts a simple but powerful remedy — one that is sure to bring to Christ any reasonable person who honestly employs it.
No wonder the great Cardinal James Gibbons treasured this book, writing: “I consider its value beyond price, and highly recommend it to all, especially in these days of doubt and denial.”
Among the things you will learn here are:
- The spiritual roots of unbelief, and the main form it takes today
- If you can’t make yourself believe, why does the Church consider unbelief a vice?
- Why Christianity could conquer the brutal Roman Empire, but suffer even more defeats in our day
- Faith and reason: learn how Christian faith purifies reason, strengthens it, extends it, and even elevates it
- True faith: why it isn’t blind — and can never be
- The one thing that always opens the gates of faith — even to those who live in darkness
- Discover the two forms of materialism — practical and dogmatic— and how each corrodes faith
“This book will be a powerful aid to souls, helping them reject error and gain free access to truth.”
Blessed Pope Pius IX
Rocket Ships and God
We often hear that science and religion are incompatible, and that those of us who profess faith in God are unwilling to bend our will to the truth.
In these pages, the prolific inventor and rocket scientist Dr. Rocco Martino exposes the fallacy and danger of such claims. He tackles head-on the question of truth, showing that despite all the technological and scientific discoveries of our age, religious truth has never been — and will never be — proven to be in error.
Faith, Dr. Martino explains, is an indispensible element in any search for truth, even for scientists using the scientific method. In clear and easy-to-understand language, he carefully bridges the gap between faith and reason, showing that truth cannot possibly be discovered without the balanced application of both principles.
In a very rational way he shows how we must use reason as a tool to accept or reject truth claims, and why faith coupled with revelation must serve as the final determinant for acceptance.
When we approach scientific discoveries with the mind of faith, we inevitably come to a much deeper understanding of who we are and how we came to be. Indeed, science heightens our ability to prove the existence of God and it, ultimately, strengthens our faith.
Read these pages and you'll enter into the mind of a rocket scientist well-versed in philosophy and theology, journeying with him as he looks for God, and then at God.
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