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Aug
4
This week's "Behind the Counter" Staff Reviews.
Posted by jeremy on 04 August 2011 07:30 AM

Once again we bring you our weekly "Behind the Counter"  staff reviews series with some more picks selected by our Product Manager, Jeremy Oliver.

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The Godless Delusion
Patrick Madrid and Kenneth Hensley

" The Godless Delusion is the essential handbook for those who wish to defend their faith against the modern atheistic worldview. In this book these expert apologists use clear and concise logic and reason to systematically dismantle each and every argument the modern atheist would put forward as "proof" that God does not exist. I recommend this book for all Christians, especially those who are in, or about to enter college, where their own worldview is sure to come under attack."

Blood Money

" This documentary, narrated by Dr. Alveda King, shines the spotlight on the grim truth of the abortion industry. Blood Money takes us back through the history of abortion in America, covering the all the key points including the beginning of Planned Parenthood and the Roe v. Wade decision. This movie is very candid without being overly graphic, and is a very useful tool for raising awareness about this evil industry that has been responsible for the destruction millions of innocent lives."

With God in Russia
Father Walter Ciszek, S.J.

" This is an amazing story! Father Walter Ciszek recounts the events that transpired just before, and during the twenty-three years he spent in Soviet prisons and Siberian labor camps. In his blunt, yet captivating, style Fr. Ciszek relates his struggles to maintain his faith and persevere in his priestly ministry in the most adverse conditions of  Soviet Russia. This real-life tale is both humbling and inspiring."

Jeremy Oliver started with Aquinas and More in October 2010 in the shipping department. He took over as Product Manager in February 2011.


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Jun
23
This week's "Behind the Counter" Staff Reviews.
Posted by jeremy on 23 June 2011 01:15 PM

We continue our weekly "Behind the Counter"  staff reviews series with a few more picks selected by our Product Manager, Jeremy Oliver.

Rod Bennett

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"This book is an excellent introduction to the Early Church Fathers. Bennett focuses in on the history and writings of  four of the Church Fathers, Clement of Rome, Ignatius of Antioch, Justin Martyr, and Irenaeus of Lyons, painting a vivid picture of the life and teachings of these great Saints of the Early Church. Written in an easy reading style, this book takes the rich history of our Church and shows it's relevance for it's members today."

Be A Man
Fr. Larry Richards

"Fr. Larry pulls no punches, and plows right through all the usual excuses men offer, while providing real, practical steps that any man can take in order to become the type of man God calls you to be.  Reading this book would benefit men both young and old."

The Lily Trilogy
Sherry Boas

"Some of the best Catholic fiction I have ever read! Through three brilliantly written novels, Sherry Boas tells us the Story of Lily, who has down syndrome, and the effect that her life and capacity for love has on those around her.

The first book, Until Lily, introduces you to Lily through the reflection of Bev Greeley who reluctantly raised her and her siblings, and now finds the tables turned as she lives out her last days in a home with Lily as her only source of comfort and support.

Lily's story continues in the second book, Wherever Lily Goes, when Lily's sister Terry moves her family from their home in Minneapolis to Seattle so they can take care of her. Terry soon discovers the enormous effect this sacrifice has on her and her family.

After reading the first two books you won't be able to wait to dive into the final novel of the trilogy, Life Entwined with Lily's. In this last book we pick up the story with Lily's niece Beth, who is struggling with a dark secret from her past. You will be taken through some twists, turns, and surprises to reach the fulfilling conclusion to this trilogy."

Jeremy Oliver started with Aquinas and More in October 2010 in the shipping department. He took over as Product Manager in February 2011.


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May
26
This week's "Behind the Counter" Staff Reviews.
Posted by jeremy on 26 May 2011 07:00 AM

We continue our weekly "Behind the Counter"  staff reviews series with picks selected by our Product Manager, Jeremy Oliver.

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Jeremy Oliver, Product Manager

No Price Too High and A Dinner with Alex Jones DVD
Deacon Alex Jones

"This is one of my favorite conversion stories.  In No Price Too High Deacon Alex Jones takes his audience through his journey, with the help of the early church fathers,  to the Catholic church. The Bonus feature, A Dinner with Alex Jones, lets you be a fly on the wall as Alex and his wife Donna have dinner with a small group of friends that includes Steve and Janet Ray, and delve a bit deeper into their spiritual journey. "

Lord, Have Mercy
Dr. Scott Hahn, Ph.D.

"Great sinners like myself need to read great books about the sacrament of reconciliation. This is one of those books." Dr. Hahn gives a thorough, yet easy to understand, explanation  of the Churches teachings on penance, forgiveness, and reconciliation.

The Shadow of His Wings
Fr. Gereon Goldmann, OFM

"This is an autobiography that reads like a novel. Fr. Goldmann shares his incredible story of how he became a priest and persevered in his ministry all while serving in the German Army during World War II."

Jeremy Oliver started with Aquinas and More in October 2010 in the shipping department. He took over as Product Manager in February 2011.


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