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In The One-Minute Aquinas, veteran Catholic author Dr. Kevin Vost provides you with simple, readable explanations of St. Thomas's life-giving wisdom.

In these lucid pages, you will read small, digestible portions of St. Thomas's answers to questions such as . . .

•  Why do souls need the sacraments?

•  Why didn't Jesus write the Bible himself?

•  What are simple proofs of God's existence?

•  What is heaven, and what is it not?

•  Why did Jesus allow himself to be crucified?

•  How can I grow quickly in virtue?

•  Who are the angels and what are their powers?

•  What is God's power and its limits?

•  Why did God become man?

•  Why did Jesus allow himself to be tempted?

And you'll learn countless, but quick, refutations to the relativistic and secular ideas that are so destructive to our culture today.

We are not all called to be intellectuals, but we are called to have an ever deeper understanding of our Faith.

 

 

It is an autobiography of St Therese of Liseux based on her own personal testimony, written on scraps of paper and school exercise books, whenever inspired. One gets the inside story of the life of the saint. It is a spontaneous, humorous and intimate account of her life. She was intelligent and yet very humble of nature.

Her love of her family showed that she was very caring and loving person. An enjoyable read.

 

Reviewed by Jean

Archbishop William Goh, during his meeting with representatives of the parish ministries to outline his 10 year plan for the church, encouraged the faithful to read Pope Francis' Evangelii Gaudium or The Joy of the Gospel.
Protestants are already quoting from this book and as Catholics, we ought to make an effort to know it better.

 

Evangelii Gaudium, released by the Vatican on November 26, is an apostolic exhortation ,one of the most authoritative categories of papal  documents.
Pope Francis' relatively relaxed style and his theme are recognisable. Included in the document is a recurring topic - the dangers of economic globalization and "spiritual worldliness" - he calls all to proclaim faith in the Gospel and work for justice with a renewed passion and vigour.

 

Reviewed by Jean

After I read this book, I felt my own difficulties seemed small, compared to what Victor Frankl went through.

 

The message in this story is ultimately one of hope: even in the most absurd, painful and dehumanising situation, life can be given a meaning, and so too can suffering.

 

Reviewed by Jean

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