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|The Rule of our Warfare: Recovery Continues This conference continues the very popular Detaching with Love series. Fr. Emmerich's 12-step approach to life and trials will give you encouragement to continue the hard work of overcoming self to continue on the path to our ultimate fulfillment. 6 cd's, $35.00 + P & H.||The Freedom to Love: Recovery and the Seven Deadly Sins. This new book by Fr. Emmerich explores the need for virtue in the life of the Christian. It examines not only the seven deadly sins, but since virtue is the mean between extremes, it studies the opposite extreme. The book takes a look at the capital sins, their opposing virtues and opposite extremes, all in the context of recovery. Order Recovery and the Seven Deadly Sins for $19.95 + P & H. Also available in .epub E-Book for $6.99.|
|Detaching with Love: Principles of the Spiritual Life. In this new and expanded series of five one-hour lectures, and homilies, Fr. Emmerich presents the principles of the spiritual life, addressing the nature of true detachment, self-righteous behavior, the necessity of self-knowledge, the role of the passions, problems of purity, and the need for appropriate boundaries. In this series we learn to "detach with love." The series comes on 6 CDs for $35.00 + P & H.||Eleventh Step and the Spiritual Life. In this series of lectures and homilies, the eleventh step (Sought through prayer and meditation to improve our concious contact with God) is framed in terms of developing our catholic spiritual life through prayer, meditation and sacrifice. Father Emmerich uses clear and sometimes humorous examples of how to take disasters and change them into truly good, life changing and worthwhile experiences, both with others, and in our interiour relationship with God. Set of 5 CDs, $35.00 + P & H.|
|The Eucharist, a Mystery to be Lived. This retreat consists of conferences and homilies given at Casa Maria Retreat House, Birmingham, Alabama. 5 CDs for $35.00.||The Power of the Holy Spirit and the Steps. This retreat consists of conferences and homilies given at Casa Maria Retreat House, Birmingham, Alabama. 5 CDs for $35.00.|
|Self Knowledge and Self Discipline. This retreat consists of conferences and homilies given at Casa Maria Retreat House, Birmingham, Alabama. 5 CDs for $35.00 + P & H.||Growing in Self Knowledge. This retreat consists of conferences and homilies given at Casa Maria Retreat House, Birmingham, Alabama. 5 CDs for $35.00 + P & H.|
|Growing in Wisdom. This retreat consists of conferences and homilies given at Casa Maria Retreat House, Birmingham, Alabama. 6 CDs for $35.00 + P & H.||12 Step Review Pamphlet Series by the 12 Step Review: Detaching with Love, The Passions, Sexual Sobriety, Friendship in Christ, and our new pamphlets on the Steps: $1.00 each + P & H.|
|The Life of Prayer. This retreat consists of conferences and homilies given at Casa Maria Retreat House, Birmingham, Alabama. Fr. Emmerich discusses how our prayer life must be grounded in Gospel living if it is to be legitimate and fruitful. He then discusses the various stages of spiritual growth in the life of prayer. 4-CDs for $30.00 + P & H.||Eucharistic Principles of the Spiritual Life. a step-by-step program Fr. Emmerich developed from his own experiences to help those who want to deepen their prayer life and personal sanctity. 6 episodes, 30 minutes each, on one DVD. $25.00 + P & H.|
|The Spirituality of the Twelve Steps. Father Emmerich's lecture series given to a live audience. In this series Fr. Emmerich grounds the Twelve Steps in classical Christian spirituality, while giving examples from every day life. Nine, one-hour disks (the first in the series is a bit longer) in an attractive case $65.00 + P & H for 9 CDs.|
Items here are listed alphabetically:
|Drawing on his experience as a psychiatrist working with the chemically dependent, Dr. May emphasizes that addiction represents an attempt to assert complete control over our lives. Addiction and Grace is a compassionate and wise treatment of a topic of major concern in these most addictive of times, one that can provide a critical yet hopeful guide to a place of freedom based on contemplative spirituality.Softcover, $14.99 + P & H.||The Addictive Personality shows the common traits of all addictions and describes how, overtime, an addictive personality develops into a full blown disease. Learn answers to why and how we get caught in the web of addiction. Softcover, 116 pp., $14.95 + P & H.|
|Alcoholics Anonymous is AA's classic big book and should be read by those involved in serious twelve step recovery, no matter what recovery group they belong to. It is full of wisdom as it explains each of the steps and gives reflections of those who share their experience, strength, and hope. Hardcover, 575 pp, $9.95 + P & H.||Am I Living A Spiritual Life. If you're ready to take the next step on the path of spiritual progress, these 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. From these short, accessible chapters you'll learn how to identify the greatest challenges you face as you seek to live a spiritual life, and you'll discover sound, proven strategies you can use to overcome each one of those challenges. Paperback, 210 pages, $14.95 + P & H.|
|The Anger Workbook, by Les Carter Ph.D. and Frank Minirth, Ph. D. A 13-step interactive plan that explains how emotions and unmet needs can feed anger--and tells how readers can find healthy ways to express and control it. This unique workbook offers answers for anyone who struggles with destructive anger and wants to develop healthy alternatives for dealing with it. The only anger management program on the market that offers interactive exercises to help the readers understand and modify behavior. Softcover, 237 pp., $13.95 + P & H.||Bedside Book of Saints. Fr. Aloysius Roche shows you the saints not so much from a new angle as from a less familiar one, a comfortable angle that makes for a certain coziness. Without diluting the intensity and holiness of the saints, he tries to bring them near, to bring them home, to bring them to your very bedside. Paperback, 176 pp., $13.95.|
|Boys Should Be Boys. By letting boys be boys, Dr. Meg Meeker, author of Strong Fathers, Strong Daughters, follows up her success with Boys Should Be Boys-a guide for parents on how to raise a string son in these turbulent times. Taking readers on a journey from boyhood to manhood, Boys Should Be Boys delves into the mind, heart, and spirit of boys, showing parents how they can make a difference between the boy their son and the man he will become. Hardcover, 287 pp., $24.95 + P & H.||Best of Essay (SA) by Sexaholics Anonymous, Inc. SA has a quarterly publication called Essay. This book contains some of the best, most honest, and insightful articles on issues of sexual recovery written in Essay from 1994-2003. Paperback, $8.00 + P & H.|
|As you'll see in Dr. Leman's study, The New Birth Order Book, your birth order powerfully influences who you are, who you marry, the job you choose, and the kind of parent you are. This is a book to help you understand yourself. Paperback, $14.99 + P & H.||Codependent No More: How to Stop Controlling Others and Start Caring for Yourself explains what codependence is, what it isn't, and how to move beyond it. The author helps us to identify our feelings, attitudes, and behaviors. Softcover, 232 pp., $15.95 + P & H.|
|The Conjugal Act as a Personal Act: A Study of the Catholic Concept of the Conjugal Act in the Light of Christian Anthropology. In this insightful study, Dr. Donald Asci shows how the Catholic concept of sexuality and sexual intercourse articulates the ethical norms by which these profound realities are preserved and promoted. Consequently, the teachings of the Church open the path to a joy and fulfillment that only the deepest aspects of sexuality can supply. Softcover, 364 pp., $18.95 + P & H.||Have you ever been puzzled or disturbed by the behavior of a family member, friend, or coworker and found yourself wondering, "What's going on?..." In Controlling People, bestselling author Patricia Evans tackles the "controlling personality" and reveals how and why these people try to run other people's lives. Can the pattern, or "spell", be broken? Yes! says the author. Softcover, 300 pages. $14.95 + P & H.
||Samuel Shoemaker was an influential pastor and writer who greatly benefited the 12-Step movement at its beginnings through the Oxford groups. Courage to Change compiles his thoughts and teachings and shows the Christian roots of the 12-Step movement.Softcover, 223 pp., $13.95 + P & H. New Edition
||Daily Readings in Catholic Classics Drawing on the writings of thirty-four famous Catholic authors, this book ranges from the thoughts of Doctors of the Church like Saint Augustine, Saint Teresa of Avila and Saint Thomas Aquinas, to classic authors like Saint Francis de Sales, Thomas a Kempis, and Saint Bernard of Clairvaux, to popular 20th century spiritual guides like Bishop Fulton Sheen, Thomas Merton and Romano Guardini and, finally, the writings of a group of famous modern converts like G. K. Chesterton, Hilaire Belloc, Ronald Knox and John Henry Newman. Soft Cover, 360 pgs, $19.95 + P & H.
||Detaching with Love: Principles of the Spiritual Life. In this series of five, one-hour lectures, Fr. Emmerich presents the principles of the spiritual life, addressing the nature of true detachment, self-righteous behavior, the necessity of self-knowledge, the role of the passions, problems of purity, and the need for appropriate boundaries. Realizing that inner peace is a gift from the Risen Lord: "Peace is my farewell gift to you", Fr. addresses the reasons why we seldom find the peace of Christ dwelling in our hearts. We make the mistake of looking to the world - how others behave, treat us, or what they think about us - as the source of our serenity. In this series we learn us to "detach with love." The series comes on 5 CDs for $35.00 + P & H.
|| To unlock the secrets of Satan's methods and devise a sure way to oppose them, Fr. Gerald Vann spent years studying the Gospel accounts of the temptation of Christ. This book, The Devil and How to Resist Him is the fruit of his labor. Paperback, 166 pp., $18.95 + P & H.
||Beautifully printed on glossy paper, the Dominican Mission Manual was composed by the Friars of the Western Province to assist Christians in making a good retreat or parish mission. It contains beautiful prayers and thorough instructions on making a sincere confession, with a good examination of conscience. Paperback, 103 pp., $6.00 + P & H.
||Anxiety disorders are some of the most common types of mental health problems among adults. Problems can range from mild anxiety and simple phobias to panic attacks and agoraphobia. This book, Embracing the Fear: Learning to Manage Anxiety & Panic Attacks, includes personal recovery stories and exercises that focus on managing our anxiety and changing the way we think and act. Softcover, 149 pp., $12.95 + P & H.
The Enabler Do you confuse being needed with being loved? Do you relate to others by taking care of them? Then you may be an enabler. The enabler protects others from the consequences of their actions. But by always taking responsibility for those around them, enablers hurt the very people they love most. This sensitive and insightful book, written by a recovered enabler, shows how enabling relationships can be transformed into healthy ones.
Softcover, 110 pp, $12.95 + P & H.
Eucharistic Principles of the Spiritual Life a step-by-step program Fr. Emmerich developed from his own experiences to help those who want to deepen their prayer life and personal sanctity. 6 episodes, 30 minutes each, on one DVD. $25.00 + P & H.
Finding God's Will For You|
Savor the peaceful certainty that you are on the path He has personally chosen for you. As you begin to discern God's loving hand even in seemingly chaotic events, St Francis De Sales will lead your mind and your heart to the still waters of God's gentle consolation. Softcover, 147 pp., $12.95. + P & H.
|Fire Within is a thorough treatment of the spiritual life of prayer. Fr. Dubay explicates biblical teaching on prayer and the spiritual life and relates it to the teaching of the great Carmelite mystics. A wonderful spiritual reading book that cogently explains the life of prayer for the Christian of today. Sewn Softcover, 358 pp., $17.95 + P & H.
||From the Angel's Blackboard: The Best of Fulton J. Sheen. This Classic but out of print book by Ligouri Press contains timeless truths and spiritual wisdom from the bishop who touched the lives of millions. Softcover, 245 pp., $14.95 + P & H.
From Binge to Blackout Considered a rite of passage, teenage drinking has skyrocketed to epidemic proportions. This book, written from the viewpoints of both mother and son, is a riveting, enlightening, and heartbreakingly true story of a family confronting the fear, pain, and denial that threatened to destroy them.
Paperback, 410 pages, $15.00 + P & H.
||Relying on the same wise and lucid explanations that won the hearts of so many viewers, Archbishop Sheen in God's World and Our Place in It demonstrates that Christianity makes good sense - even to persons who have no religious background. Paperback, 176 pp., $12.95 + P & H.
||Good News About Sex and Marriage: Answers to Your Honest Questions about Catholic Teaching. Christopher West's book taps into the desire we all have for deep spirituality and an integrated life. He draws upon his own remarkable life experience and his theological training to shape answers to the most sublime and some of the most gritty questions spouses are likely to have. Those who adopt the principles of the book will have much happier marriages. Paperback, 191 pp., $11.95 + P & H.
||Growing Up Again: Parenting Ourselves, Parenting Our Children offers guidance on providing children with the structure and nurturing that are so critical to their healthy development-and to our own. It also addresses the special demands of adopted children and blended families, the character of prenatal life, and the growing problem of over indulgence. Softcover, 310pp, $16.95 + P & H.
The Harder They Fall|
Celebrities tell their real-life stories of addiction and recovery. Gary Stromberg and Jane Merrill profile musicians, writers, actors, athletes, and politicians who all found a way to climb out from the devastation of addiction to reclaim their lives of extraordinary accomplishment. Hardcover, 329 pp., $21.95 + P & H.
The Heart of Virtue takes lessons from the lives of real individuals to illustrate the beauty and value of moral character. It brings to life in an inspirational way what is at the core of every true moral virtue, namely, love. It presents twenty-eight different virtues and reveals, through stories that personify these virtues, how love is expressed. Softcover, 231pp, $14.95 + P & H.
||He Leadeth Me|
Captured by the Russian army during World War II and convicted of being a "Vatican Spy", American Jesuit Father Walter J. Ciszek spent some 23 agonizing years in Soviet prisons and the labor camps of Siberia. He Leadeth Me is a book to inspire all Christians to greater faith and trust in God - even in their darkest hour. Softcover, 202 pp., $14.95.
How to Make a Good Confession: A Pocket Guide to Reconciliation with God by John A. Kane. If you still drag your feet about going to Confession, here's the help you need to enable you to overcome your reluctance and open your soul to the vast reservoir of mercy found in Confession.
This down-to-earth, practical guide shows you how to transform your confessions from embarrassing moments in a dark room into profound experiences of God's love. The author, Fr. John Kane, provides solid guidelines for how you can (and must) make the most effective possible use of the sacrament of Reconciliation. Even better, he shows you how to carry the grace of Confession into your daily life, so that you'll start winning-consistently-your battles against sin.
144 pages, paperback, $10.95 + P & H.
How to Raise Good Catholic Children Author Mary Reed Newland here draws on her own experiences as the mother of seven to show how the classic Christian principles of sanctity can be translated into terms easily applied to children --- even to the very young! And because it's rooted in experience, not in theory, nothing that Mrs. Newland suggests is impossible or extraordinary. In fact, as you reflect on your experiences with your own children, you'll quickly agree that hers is an excellent commonsense approach to raising good Catholic children.
252 pages, paperback, $16.95 + P & H.
I Believe In Love|
The key to happiness from one who found it in joyful abundance: St Thérèse of Lisieux. Fr. Jean C. J. d'Elbée brings you St. Thérèse's teachings on God's love and the confidence in Him that it should inspire in your soul. Softcover, 280 pp., $15.95 + P & H.
|The Imitation of Christ by Thomas a Kempis is a timeless classic. William Creasy's version is more than a new translation of a timeless work: it's a recreation of a 560-year old classic that infuses it with life and meaning for contemporary readers. Paperback, 192pp, $11.95 + P & H.
The Language of Letting Go, Melodie Beattie has created a reflection book for co-dependents. Here are reflections that nurture spiritual and emotional health, serenity, and recovery. Focusing on self-esteem and acceptance, these daily reflections give voice to the thoughts and feelings common to men and women in recovery. They encourage fruitful reflection on problem-solving and detachment. Paper, 391 pp., $16.95 + P & H.
||Let God's Light Shine Forth:|
The Spiritual Vision of Pope Benedict XVI "The purpose of our lives is to reveal God to men.... Each of us is the result of a thought of God. Each of us is willed, each of us is loved, each of us is necessary." His Holiness Pope Benedict XVI. Hardcover, 215 pp., $17.95 + P & H.
|The Life of Prayer This retreat consists of conferences and homilies given at Casa Maria Retreat House, Birmingham, Alabama. Fr. Emmerich discusses how our prayer life must be grounded in Gospel living if it is to be legitimate and fruitful. He then discusses the various stages of spiritual growth in the life of prayer. 4-CDs for $30.00 + P & H.
||From the daily life of one of the most beloved people of our century comes: Love: A Fruit Always in Season daily meditations using the words of Mother Teresa of Calcutta. Collected from many sources, both published and private, These daily meditations have been arranged according to various themes. Good soul food! Paper, 260 pp., $14.95 + P & H.||
A Mother's Rule of Life
On January 1, 2000, Holly Pierlot pounded her fist on the kitchen table and yelled at her husband, "I can't take it anymore!" Today, everything's better.
Holly still home schools, but the house is cleaner, she gets more done, and the kids are happier. There's less stress, less strife, and less housework. Holly's been healed of past wounds that troubled her soul and her marriage. Best of all, she spends at least an hour each day in prayer and time each evening with Philip.
Paperback, 224 pp., $14.95 + P & H.
12 Step Review Pamphlet Series by the 12 Step Review: Detaching with Love, The Passions, Sexual Sobriety, Friendship in Christ, and our new pamphlets on the Steps: Step One through Step Twelve. $1.00 each + P & H.
||Why Does God Allow us to Suffer?
Father Morris peels back the layers of questions that arise when someone asks the question "why me?" He not only writes about how to understand and live with suffering, he also poses the toughest question to God: why do we suffer under a benevolent God? Father Morris delves into how to be healed from the spiritual, emotional, and even physical scars left behind by suffering. He offers six principles for living a free life, that is, a life free of the fear that God is not there for us. The Promise, Hardcover, $24.95 + P & H.
Recovery Continues (SA) This book contains twenty-four articles on various issues relating to recovery from sexual addiction, such as the connection between lust and resentment, lust and dependency, masturbation and sexual sobriety, self-awareness and sexual dreams, sobriety versus recovery, covetousness and idolatry, the anatomy of a look, etc.
Paperback, $8.00 + P & H.
Rewind, Replay, Repeat: A Memoir of Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
Nagging doubt: It's a part of everyday life, and so too is the inclination to act on it. Who hasn't doubled back to check on a door or appliance? But what if one check wasn't enough? Nor two or three? Such was the case for Jeff Bell, a husband, father, and highly successful radio news anchor-and one of the millions of Americans living with obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD). 368 pages, Paperback, $13.95 + P & H.
A wonderful gift given to us by the Lord is the "communion of saints"--The influence of our brothers and sisters in heaven who live with Jesus ever to make intercession for us. Its good to have friends in high places! These friends are the Saints--men, women, and children who have faced the same troubles and challenges that you face now. Befriend them. In Saints for Every Occasion by Thomas Craughwell you will meet 101 saints, each of whom triumphed over immense obstacles in their lives and stand ready to help you do the same. Hardcover, 412 pp., $19.95 + P & H.
Secret Diary of Elisabeth Leseur: The Woman Whose Goodness Changed Her Husband from Atheist to Priest
This inspiring book gives you a splendid example of how to live as a Christian in a secular environment that can be indifferent or hostile to your Faith.
"No spiritual writer has taught me more than this French housewife about the sanctifying power of the sacrament of marriage, especially those unions that for one reason or another might be labeled 'difficult.' A true spiritual sister of St. Thérèse of Lisieux, Elisabeth Leseur discovered and practiced her own 'Little Way' - a form of sacrificial love and asceticism uniquely suited to the domestic context." Robin Maas, John Paul II Institute for Studies on Marriage and Family.
Paperback, 336 pp., $19.95 + P & H.
||The Secret Language of Eating Disorders|
Peggy Claude-Pierre has gone beyond the surface of eating disorders to discover their true causes and then present a valid and healing path. In this extremely constructive book, she offers incredible insights into the mind of the sufferer and the myths of eating disorders. Softcover, 271 pp., $14.95 + P & H.
|S-Anon is an international fellowship of recovery for those affected by the sexual addiction of a spouse, relative or friend. It is based on the Twelve Steps of Alcoholics Anonymous and helps individuals who have felt hurt, ashamed, or embarrassed by someone else's sexual conduct. Paperback, 154 pp., $10.00 + P & H.
||We have two offerings from Sexaholics Anonymous: SA's 12-Step Book (Softcover, 212 pp., $10.00) dealing with sexual addiction; Recovery Continues (Softcover, 95 pp., $8.00) which offers wonderful short essays on a variety of topics dealing with sexual addiction. Both + P & H.
|| Sister Ignatia: Angel of Alcoholics Anonymous is the true story of a Sister of Charity of St. Augustine who, driven by a strong need for perfection and unable to recognize her deep fear of failure, eventually had a total physical and mental breakdown. After her own recovery, she began to help the founders of AA with treating alcoholics. A wonderful, inspiring, and true story that gives insights into the beginnings of the 12-step movement. Softcover, 300 pp., $18.95 + P & H.
||The Spirituality of the Twelve Steps Father Emmerich's lecture series given to a live audience. In this series Fr. Emmerich grounds the Twelve Steps in classical Christian spirituality, while giving examples from every day life. Nine, one-hour disks (the first in the series is a bit longer) in an attractive case $65.00 for CDs + P & H.
||To Slake a Thirst: The Matt Talbot Story. The Matt Talbot Way to Sobriety! Author Philip Maynard lays out the spiritual road to sobriety that was taken by the saintly Matt Talbot. It is written to help those for whom other programs may not have worked or who are looking for a more spiritual approach. Paper, 181 pp., $12.95 + P & H.
The Temperament God Gave You by Art & Laraine Bennett. All of us are born with distinct personality traits. Some of us live for crowds and parties; others seek solitude and time for quiet reflection. Some of us are naturally pushy, while others are content just to get along. We don't pick and choose these traits; they're just part of the way we're made. Here veteran Catholic counselor Art Bennett and his wife Laraine provide an accessible synthesis of classical wisdom, modern counseling science, and Catholic spirituality: a rich understanding of the temperaments and what they mean for you and for your family.
Paperback, 228 pp, $17.95 + P & H.
Toxic Parents: Overcoming Their Hurtful Legacy and Reclaiming Your Life. All parents fall short from time to time. But Susan Forward pulls no punches when it comes to those whose deficiencies cripple their children emotionally. Her brisk, unreserved guide to overcoming the stultifying agony of parental manipulation--from power trips to guilt trips and all other killers of self worth--will help deal with the pain of childhood and move beyond the frustrating relationship patterns learned at home. Softcover, 308 pp, $15.99 + P & H.
The Twelve Steps for Christians is a powerful resource for merging the practical wisdom of the Twelve Steps with the spiritual truths of the Bible. This combination of recovery and spirituality offers Christians an effective way to work a traditional Twelve Step program in light of the Gospel. Softcover, 239 pp., $9.95 + P & H. The companion work book (The Twelve Steps: A Spiritual Journey) offers the same text, but in workbook format with questions.
|| The Twelve Steps: A Spiritual Journey presents the same material as the book The Twelve Steps for Christians but does so in a workbook format, with questions for individuals to work on at their own pace or in groups with others. It is a working guide for healing damaged emotions, with the aid of Biblical passages. The book is printed in a large format (8 1/2 by 11), Softcover, 259 pp., $16.95 + P & H.
||Almost everyone has heard of or knows someone who is part of a verbally abusive relationship - if they're not in one themselves. In The Verbally Abusive Relationship, you'll find validation and understanding and encouragement for your efforts to change the situation. Expanded 3rd edition. Softcover, 221 pp., $15.95 + P & H.
||Way to Inner Peace Rich in psychology and richer yet in New Testament spirituality, Archbishop Sheen's Way to Inner Peace provides an invaluable guide to all those who, for whatever purpose, are seeking the way to inner peace inner happiness.Paperback, $7.95 each + P & H.
||A recent study indicated that 38% of the women interviewed had been sexually abused by an adult or family member by the age of 18. You may think you don't know anyone who has been sexually abused, especially if most of your friends and acquaintances are Christians. But the statistics indicate otherwise: Sexual abuse knows no religious or social boundaries. The Wounded Heart: Hope for Adult Victims of Childhood Sexual Abuse is an intensely personal and specific look at this most "soul deadening" form of abuse. Personal because it may be affecting you, your spouse, a close friend or neighbor, of someone you know well at church. And specific because it goes well beyond the general issues and solutions discussed in other books. Dr. Allender's book reaches deep into the wounded heart of someone you know, exploring the secret lament of the soul damaged by sexual abuse--and laying hold of the hope buried there by the One whose unstained image we all bear. Paperback, 301 pp., $16.95 + P & H.