L'Amour sauvera le monde
Author: Michael Lonsdale
Publisher: Philippe Rey
Partager mes plus belles pages chrétiennes, c'est rendre hommage à ces femmes et à ces hommes - saints, moines, religieuses, prêtres, écrivains, personnes ordinaires -, pétris de la parole du Christ, qui m'ont accompagné au long de ma vie. De saint Benoît et sa règle monastique à sœur Emmanuelle, militante si généreuse ; de saint Augustin à l'âme fervente au père Christian de Chergé et son cœur fraternel ; de Pascal et ses fulgurantes intuitions à sainte Thérèse de l'Enfant-Jésus dans son abandon total du Christ, en passant par des écrivains chers à mon cœur - Villon, Chateaubriand, Hugo, Verlaine, Jammes, Claudel, Bobin... -, j'aimerais faire connaître leur lumière, leur foi, leur profonde sagesse humaine. Oui, ces merveilleux êtres nous l'apprennent : l'amour sauvera le monde. J'ai eu beaucoup de souffrances dans ma vie, mais je n'ai jamais désespéré. Il faut s'abandonner au Christ avec confiance, on ne sera pas déçu. Et même s'il nous semble qu'il ne fait rien pour nous, revenons sans cesse à lui, il a soif de notre amour. Dieu n'est pas dans le ciel ni dans les nuages. Il est, par Son Esprit, en chacun et chacune de nous. Je pense qu'être croyant, c'est aimer Dieu en soi, qui est là, qui attend qu'on Lui ouvre la porte de notre cœur.
Prison To Praise
Author: Merlin Carothers
Merlin R. Carothers is well-known throughout the Christian community. His books have sold over 19 million copies. His unique concept of “praise in all things” brings results that can only be termed miraculous. Merlin may be the only author to have served as a combat paratrooper in World War II, as a guard of General Dwight D. Eisenhower, and later as a Lt. Colonel in the U.S. Army Chaplaincy in Korea, the Dominican Republic conflict, and in Vietnam. During these conflicts Merlin Carothers leaned amazing things that changed his life. Many people who have read this book have come to enjoy a happiness they never expected to experience. Christians have been overwhelmed to learn that they can live in peace as they discover the secrets of a life of praise.
Author: Ernest Renan
Author: Guy de Maupassant
Publisher: Penguin Group USA
Ambitious journalist Georges Duroy alters his ways when he learn that seduction and blackmail will help his social ascent in 1890s Paris.
This inspiring and best-selling book has long been speaking to thehearts of men, and its words continue to be highly relevant. Usingbiblical wisdom, engaging illustrations, practical suggestions fordaily living, and personal study questions, Kent Hughes offershard-hitting discussion on major areas of Christian manhood:marriage, fatherhood, friendship, purity, integrity, leadership,prayer, ministry, and more.
During her lifelong service to the poorest of the poor, Mother Teresa became an icon of compassion. Little is known, however, about her own spiritual heights or her struggles. This collection of letters she wrote to her spiritual advisors over decades sheds light on Mother Teresa's interior life.
When it was published in 1932, this revolutionary first fiction redefined the art of the novel with its black humor, its nihilism, and its irreverent, explosive writing style, and made Louis-Ferdinand Celine one of France's--and literature's--most important 20th-century writers. The picaresque adventures of Bardamu, the sarcastic and brilliant antihero of Journey to the End of the Night move from the battlefields of World War I (complete with buffoonish officers and cowardly soldiers), to French West Africa, the United States, and back to France in a style of prose that's lyrical, hallucinatory, and hilariously scathing toward nearly everybody and everything. Yet, beneath it all one can detect a gentle core of idealism.
The Eucharist should not be limited to the congregation that gathers to hear the word of God and proclaim its faith. It is, first of all, the active presence of the sacrifice of Christ, who gathers us together and lets us partake of his divine life through his body and blood in Communion. Christians are always hoping to find helpful ways to contemplate the eucharistic mystery in all its fullness, and this set of meditations by Father Raniero Cantalamessa - presented by him in the presence of Pope John Paul II - is written in a simple and warm style and nourished by Scripture and the teachings of the Church Fathers from both the East and the West. These meditations answer the needs of all who hope to experience the radiant and radiating Eucharist that shines into their hearts and into the life of the Church.
"Through biographical reflections and selected writings, this anthology highlights the essential teachings of a dozen modern spiritual masters, each of whom embodied a form of engaged spirituality - attuned both to God and the needs of a wounded world. Each opposed a style of spirituality focused entirely on the inner life, while at the same lime stressing the importance of prayer and silence as the foundation for service and activism. Balancing contemplation and compassion, these figures - including some of the world's best-known spiritual writers - represent a model of spirituality sensitive to tradition as well as the challenges of our time."--BOOK JACKET.
Author: Haruki Murakami
Publisher: Bond Street Books
The long-awaited magnum opus from Haruki Murakami, in which this revered and bestselling author gives us his hypnotically addictive, mind-bending ode to George Orwell's 1984. The year is 1984. Aomame is riding in a taxi on the expressway, in a hurry to carry out an assignment. Her work is not the kind that can be discussed in public. When they get tied up in traffic, the taxi driver suggests a bizarre 'proposal' to her. Having no other choice she agrees, but as a result of her actions she starts to feel as though she is gradually becoming detached from the real world. She has been on a top secret mission, and her next job leads her to encounter the superhuman founder of a religious cult. Meanwhile, Tengo is leading a nondescript life but wishes to become a writer. He inadvertently becomes involved in a strange disturbance that develops over a literary prize. While Aomame and Tengo impact on each other in various ways, at times by accident and at times intentionally, they come closer and closer to meeting. Eventually the two of them notice that they are indispensable to each other. Is it possible for them to ever meet in the real world?
Author: Ellen Gould Harmon White
Publisher: Review & Herald Publishing
This favorite devotional brings together Ellen White¿s writings about the closing events of earth¿s history and the triumphant return of our Lord. You will rejoice that Jesus is coming soon.
The story of this Jew of Asia Minor, this first-century Pharisee, might be called the history of an obsession. The title 'St. Paul and the mystery of Christ' gives the clue to his life. It had one inspiration, one motive, one end: to preach Jesus Christ. Paul even came to regard his own life as valid only insofar as the Christ-life was its driving force, and it was this doctrine that he preached to others.