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Moral Theology
Moral Theology
by Heribert Jone
Edition: Paperback
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20 of 25 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Sound and comprehensive, October 7, 2000
This review is from: Moral Theology (Paperback)
This book by Fr. Heribet Jone has gone through many different editions and has been translated into numerous languages. It has been widely accepted in the Catholic world and rightly so. It covers all practical areas of moral theology and answers all the questions a Catholic might have about his or her actions. Concise and well organized, one can find any particular topic by quickly perusing the index. It is a superb guide for confession. There are only two drawbacks to the book. The first is its treatment of moral theology in isolation, apart from the rest of theology. It was produced for the purpose of answering practical questions for confessors and penitents. It was not designed to be a spiritual classic and it is rather dry. The other problem is that it was written before the reforms of Vatican II and it therefore has a few references to the old Canon law. Most readers, however, will be able to detect the laws and customs that are outdated. I wouldn't suggest it as a course in moral theology, but it would be an excellent book to supplement Pope John Paul II's encyclical 'Veritatis Splendor' (The Splendor of the Truth).

The Inner Life of Jesus: Pattern of All Holiness
The Inner Life of Jesus: Pattern of All Holiness
by Romano Guardini
Edition: Paperback
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25 of 25 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars For those who want to know Christ, August 17, 2000
Guardini cuts through the saturnine sentamentalism that surrounds the figure of Jesus and gives a serious examination of His life, deeds, and personality. Each chapter is a meditation on a certain aspect of Jesus that contains great insight into His inner life and highlights particular things that are often missed by those who read the Gospels. The reader will catch a new glimpse at this mysterious figure as Guardini looks at Him from many angles in an attempt to grasp what this unique man was all about. Read this book and you will realize how deep is Christ's love for the world, how Christ won victory through failure, why he healed only some of the sick, and why children and the ill flocked to Him. A great introduction to the life and personality of Jesus of Nazareth.

Personal Writings (Penguin Classics)
Personal Writings (Penguin Classics)
by Saint Ignatius of Loyola
Edition: Paperback
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33 of 40 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Spiritual Classic, June 15, 2000
Saint Ignatius was a Basque military officer from Loyola, a great saint, and the founder of one of the most influential religious orders in world history: the Society of Jesus(the Jesuits). His personal writings reveal a truly gentle, emotional man who gave up all the pleasures of nobility to become a poor, wretched pilgrim for the sake of Christ. His Reminisces recounts all the main events of his life, from his bravery in the battle that left him crippled for life, to his conversion in his recovery bed, and finally to his founding of the Jesuit order. His journal reveals his spirituality and describes his mystical experiences, his letters reveal his patience, wisdom, and kindness, and his tremendously popular Spiritual Exercises gives advice on how to dedicate your life to God and see His action all around you. Ignatius's writings resonate with the tender devotion and the firmness of purpose found only in the writings of the Saints. Reading this book, one can see the guiding hand of Providence in the life of Ignatius and in the history of the Church, a hand that can use even the worst sinner to bring a shattered world back to His Son.

The Confession of Saint Patrick and Letter to Coroticus
The Confession of Saint Patrick and Letter to Coroticus
by Saint Patrick
Edition: Mass Market Paperback
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23 of 26 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars You'll read it over and over again, June 15, 2000
This charming little book is a great guide for anyone who wants to know the man who is St. Patrick. In this work, O'Donohue doesn't discuss the legends that surround Patrick but translates Patrick's own writings and adds an insightful commentary. The author offers a new examination of Patrick as he suggests that Patrick's hard-to-decipher language is not the result of Patrick's lack of learning, as Patrick and many of his commentators claim, but the result of Patrick's own brilliant mind trying to bring the message of the Gospel to the Celts in their own language. This book will take you directly to the heart of a simple saint who's witness to Christ changed the fate of Ireland and, consequently, the fate of the world.

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