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What Every Catholic Should Know

The What Every Catholic Should Know series is intended for the average faithful Catholic who wants to know more about Catholic faith and culture. The authors in this series take a panoramic approach to the topic of each book aimed at a non-specialist but enthusiastic readership.

  • Salvation

    Dr. Michael Barber unpacks what the New Testament teaches about salvation in Christ, detailing what exactly salvation is, and what it is not. In easy and readable prose, he explains what the Cross, the Church, and the Trinity have to do with salvation. While intellectually stimulating, Salvation: What Every Catholic Should Know is deeply spiritual, and at its core is the salvific message that God is love, and his love is one of transformation and redemption.

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  • Literature

    In Literature: What Every Catholic Should Know, Joseph Pearce provides a survey of literary works of which all Catholics should be aware. Beginning with Homer and Virgil, the book progresses chronologically through the greatest works of all time, including Dante, Chaucer, Shakespeare, Jane Austen, Dickens, Chesterton, Eliot, Tolkien, and Lewis.

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  • God

    God is central to the Faith, but we encounter misconceptions about God all the time. Foggy thinking about God can deeply affect our faith and our ability to communicate it to other people. In an effort to move us from foggy to clear thinking, Dr. Elizabeth Klein addresses three major concepts: the nature of God, the Trinity, and the Incarnation. God: What Every Catholic Should Know is an occasion to contemplate God, so that we may come to know him better and come to love him better.
    Available October 2019

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Hope Springs

Hope Springs is a multi-faceted series of stories that explores living the Catholic faith in the modern world. Centered around the Perry family, Hope Springs includes novels for First Readers, middle-schoolers, and grown-ups. The likeable and engaging characters reflect the sensibilities and struggles of being Catholic in the quirky small town of Hope Springs, playing out their faith at the St. Clare of Assisi Catholic Church and School, and in the many adventures that makes the teachings of the Church come alive.

  • The Adventures of Nick & Sam

    Nicolas (Nick) and Samantha (Sam) are twins in the Perry family. Intended for First Readers (ages 7+), these books chronicle the adventures of the twins, their family, their friends, and the people they encounter at school, church, and in town. This series presents Catholic culture easily and normally, and provides opportunities for readers to think about the consequences of words and actions.

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  • The Virtue Chronicles

    Middle-schooler Andrew Perry likes history, but he never expected to experience it firsthand. But that’s what happens when he meets the unusual Eve Virtue, a direct descendent of the explorer and entrepreneur Alfred Virtue. Eve has uncovered Alfred Virtue’s greatest secret, the mysterious Radiant Stone, which transports the duo back in time, allowing them to meet some of the greatest heroes and heroines of the Catholic faith.

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  • Blue Christmas

    Richard Lee couldn’t have been more surprised when he died right before Christmas. Yet it was an even bigger surprise to watch his three grown-up children return home to deal with his funeral arrangements—and their personal grief and conflicts. Each one has a reckoning with the father they didn’t understand. And Richard Lee learns more about them than he ever knew in life.

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FORMED.org

With over 4,000 Catholic videos, Ebooks, talks, and study programs, FORMED is the premier digital evangelization platform for your parish.

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Augustine Institute Originals

Whether you’re simply a parishioner looking to learn more about the faith, or an aspiring leader of the church—or somewhere in between—our wide range of original titles meet you where you are in your faith life and lead you deeper.

  • Bible In A Year

    It’s a mountaintop experience if you can open up the Word of God. It’s majestic, it’s beautiful, it’s breathtaking. It gets us out of our day-to-day and into God. The simple format of Bible in a Year will keep you engaged as you make your way through all 73 books of the Bible with daily commentaries by the most renown Catholic Biblical scholars and theologians of our time.

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  • I Thirst

    St. Teresa of Calcutta was a woman known and loved for her tender work among the poorest of the poor. Behind her drive and desire to serve Christ’s poor was a profound understanding of the thirst of God for man, and man’s thirst for God. This guided meditation on Scripture and the teaching of Mother Teresa will lead those who read it into the heart of the mystery of God’s thirst for souls, and how man can meet the Lord’s thirst.

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  • Waiting for Christ

    Blessed John Henry Newman was one of the most beloved and well-known preachers of his time. Known for his beautiful prose and exultant preaching, Newman has long been a source of inspiration for those in the Church. In this compilation of his sermons, you’re invited to journey with Blessed John Henry Newman through Advent into Christmas and Epiphany, meditating on the coming of Christ and the Christian life.

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Lighthouse Talks

“Blessed rather are those who hear the word of God and keep it!” Luke 11:28
Our Lighthouse Talks audio series is a captivating and accessible way to learn more about the faith. With over 300 titles to from the world’s leading Catholic speakers and theologians, you are sure to discover a greater understanding of God’s word.

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Audio Dramas

Great stories of the Catholic faith come to life with award-winning actors, movie-like sound effects, and original music. It’s sound entertainment that will delight and surprise you, whether you’re in the car or at home. Hearing is believing.

  • Brother Francis

    More than just a man who loved nature and animals, Francis of Assisi lived a tumultuous and astonishing life. As the son of a wealthy merchant, he knew splendor. As a young soldier, he encountered suffering. As a victim of war, he began a search for inner-meaning that would tear his family apart and redirect his life. As a holy beggar, he embraced lepers, challenged a Pope, debated a Sultan, and shook his world to its very core.

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  • The Trials of Saint Patrick

    The Trials of Saint Patrick is the epic story of one man’s spiritual odyssey through hardship and loss, mercy and forgiveness. The privileged son of a Roman official, Patrick was taken and enslaved by foreign pirates from Hibernia—a land now known as Ireland. For six years, he suffered at the hands of cruel masters, enduring extreme weather, starvation, and loneliness. Yet, in the midst of these trials, God was preparing him to evangelize a nation.

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  • Ode to Saint Cecilia

    What is it about a modest young woman from second century Rome that transcends the centuries to move the hearts of the greatest artists to create in her name? Find the answer in Ode to Saint Cecilia, the dramatic story of a holy muse willing to follow the path of beauty and truth—no matter the cost.

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  • The Legends of Robin Hood

    The child of a reputable family and a faithful son of the Church, Robert of Locksley had no intention of becoming an outlaw. But the relentless cruelty and tyranny by the elite nobility of England demanded that someone rise up for the oppressed. And so Robert of Locksley became Robin Hood—a man thrown into a fierce struggle to balance his deep faith with a call to action in a violent and unjust age

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