Best Christian Institutions & Organizations Books
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1. Infiltration: The Plot to Destroy the Church from Within
Author: by Taylor Marshall
Sophia Institute Press
It took nearly two millennia for the enemies of the Catholic Church to realize they could not successfully attack the Church from the outside. Indeed, countless nemeses from Nero to Napoleon succeeded only in creating sympathy and martyrs for our Catholic Faith.
That all changed in the mid-19th century, when clandestine societies populated by Modernists and Marxists hatched a plan to subvert the Catholic Church from within. Their goal: to change Her doctrine, Her liturgy, and Her mission. In this captivating and carefully documented book, Dr. Taylor Marshall pulls back the curtain on their nefarious plan, showing how these enemies of Christ strategically infiltrated the seminaries, then the priesthood, then the episcopacy, and eventually the cardinal-electors all with the eventual goal of electing one of their own as pope.
You’ll come to see that the seemingly endless scandals plaguing the Church are not the result, as so many think, of cultural changes, or of Vatican II, but rather the natural consequences of an orchestrated demonic plot to destroy the Church.
2. Instruments in the Redeemer's Hands: People in Need of Change Helping People in Need of Change (Resources for Changing Lives)
Author: by Paul David Tripp
P & R Publishing
In many ways, the church today has more consumers than committed participants. We see church merely as an event we attend or an organization we belong to, rather than as a calling that shapes our entire life. Many of us would be relieved if God had place dour sanctification in the hands of trained professionals, but that simply is not the biblical model.
Gods plan is that through the faithful ministry of every part, the whole body will grow to maturity in Christ. Tripp explains how his work follows an “all of my people, all of the time” model. If you followed the Lord for a thousand years, you would still need the ministry of the body of Christ as much as you did the day you first believed.
This need will remain until our sanctification is complete in Glory. This is a comprehensive treatment of how God uses people as tools of change in the lives of others, people who themselves are in need of change.
3. The Way: The Essential Classic of Opus Dei's Founder
Author: by Josemaría Escrivá
Reflecting Josemara Escriv’s belief that God can be found in professional and everyday settings, The Way blends passages from sacred Scripture with anecdotes drawn from Escriv’s life and work, snatches of conversation, and selections from his personal letters. The direct, conversational writing style and its deeply felt humanity are among the book’s main attractions and beautifully convey the belief that the human is not foreign to the divine and that the fully Christian spiritual attitude can be described as unity of life.
Since it was first published in 1939, more than four and a half million copies of The Way have been sold in forty-three different languages. This handsome paperback edition will take its place alongside such seminal works as John of the Cross’s Dark Night of the Soul, Thomas Kempis’s Imitation of Christ, and Teresa of vila’s The Interior Castle.
4. New Saint Joseph Sunday Missal
Author: by Catholic Book Publishing & Icel
Catholic Book Publishing
Providing large type for easy reading, this complete and permanent Saint Joseph Sunday Missal is a comprehensive, all-inclusive Missal that has everything necessary to participate fully in each Sunday, Vigil, and Holyday Mass. With a lovely, flexible burgundy cover and burgundy page edges, the Saint Joseph Sunday Missal contains the Lectionary readings and celebrant’s and people’s prayers (in boldface type) for Sundays and Holydays.
This beautiful Missal offers the complete 3-year Cycle (A, B, and C) for all Sunday readings, conveniently repeating prayers for each Cycle to eliminate unnecessary page-turning. Perfect for personal use or gift-giving, this Large Type Edition of the Saint Joseph Sunday Missal, featuring a sturdily sewn binding, a treasury of prayers, and over 50 magnificent 4-color illustrations, is designed to be treasured for a lifetime.
Worship Matters: Leading Others to Encounter the Greatness of God
Author: by Bob Kauflin
Nothing is more essential than knowing how to worship the God who created us. This book focuses readers on the essentials of God-honoring worship, combining biblical foundations with practical application in a way that works in the real world. The author, a pastor and noted songwriter, skillfully instructs pastors, musicians, and church leaders so that they can root their congregational worship in unchanging scriptural principles, not divisive cultural trends.
Bob Kauflin covers a variety of topics such as the devastating effects of worshiping the wrong things, how to base our worship on God’s self-revelation rather than our assumptions, the fuel of worship, the community of worship, and the ways that eternity’s worship should affect our earthly worship.
Appropriate for Christians from varied backgrounds and for various denominations, this book will bring a vital perspective to what readers think they understand about praising God.
6. Book of Common Prayer, Pew, Red
Author: by Church Publishing
Together for Life has been the most trusted source for wedding planning in the Catholic Church for more than forty-five years. This new edition of Together for Life contains the new texts of the most recent translation of The Order of Celebrating Matrimony.
It includes all the tools engaged couples use when meeting with a priest, deacon, or lay parish minister to plan their weddings and prepare for living the sacrament of Marriage.Written by Msgr. Joseph Champlin (1930-2008) and first published in 1970, more than nine-million copies of Together for Life have been sold.
The previous edition was updated in 2011 with the help of Rev. Peter A.Jarret, C.S.C., to include the revised liturgical texts of the third edition of the Roman Missal. The 2016 edition contains all the necessary texts from The Order of Celebrating Matrimony.
Each reading choice is accompanied by a reflection written by lay married theologians or pastoral leaders who are committed to the sacramental life of the Church. Contributors include Ann M.Garrido, Msgr. Michael Heintz, Diana Macalintal, H. Richard McCord, Geoffrey D.
9. The Templars: The Rise and Spectacular Fall of God's Holy Warriors
Author: by Dan Jones
An instant New York Times bestseller, from the author of Crusaders, that finally tells the real story of the Knights TemplarSeldom does one find serious scholarship so easy to read. (The Times, Book of the Year) A faltering war in the middle east.
A band of elite warriors determined to fight to the death to protect Christianity’s holiest sites. A global financial network unaccountable to any government. A sinister plot founded on a web of lies… In 1119, a small band of knights seeking a purpose in the violent aftermath of the First Crusade set up a new religious order in Jerusalem, which was now in Christian hands.
These were the first Knights Templar, elite warriors who swore vows of poverty and chastity and promised to protect Christian pilgrims to the Holy Land. Over the next 200 years, the Templars would become the most powerful network of the medieval world, speerheading the crusades, pionerring new forms of finance and warfare and deciding the fate of kings.
Then, on October 13, 1307, hundreds of brothers were arrested, imprisoned and tortured and the order was disbanded among lurid accusations of sexual misconduct and heresy. But were they heretics or victims of a ruthlessly repressive state? Dan Jones goes back to the sources to bring their dramatic tale, so relevant to our own times, to life in a book that is at once authoritative and compulsively readable.
10. Mission Drift: The Unspoken Crisis Facing Leaders, Charities, And Churches
Author: by Peter Greer
Bethany House Publishers
Monsignor Franco is known as an engaging storyteller of his impactful time in the Church. Read this book and you will see why. Timothy Cardinal Dolan, Archdiocese of New York Six Popes: A Son of the Church Remembers is Monsignor Hilary C.
Franco’s engaging memoir and a story only a son can tell, a son not only of the Catholic Church, but also of Italian immigrants. From Belmont, his Bronx neighborhood, Franco rose to work with the highest and most influential figures of the Roman Catholic Church.
As a young man he attended Rome’s premier seminary, soon after becoming the special assistant to Archbishop Fulton Sheen. As a priest he would travel the world, and he recounts a harrowing experience in the Deep South in the early 1960s, his work at the Vatican Councils that redefined the Church, and his time posted at the Church’s diplomatic missions in Washington, D.C., and the United Nations.
This most formidable churchman reveals his tales of intellectual, pastoral, and diplomatic service to the Catholic Church, enlivened by recollections of the fascinating people he came to know from U.S. Presidents and foreign heads of state, to religious leaders like Padre Pio and Saint Mother Teresa.
12. World Religions: The Great Faiths Explored & Explained
Author: by John Bowker
Baffled by Buddhism? Confused by Catholicism? Mystified by Mysticism? World Religions is a beautifully illustrated and annotated guide to world religions: from ancient religions such as Celtic and Norse beliefs to the main faiths of our modern world: Christianity, Islam, Judaism, Sikhism, Buddhism, Hinduism, and more.
As well as explaining the key practices and figures of each religion, World Religions also explains religious principles such as myth, ritual, The Golden Rule, and what the future holds for religious beliefs and culture. This comprehensive guide is the perfect companion for those beginning their exploration into faith, or for those just needing a quick reference tool.
With clarity, insight, and sensitivity, World Religions details the beliefs from Scientology to Zoroastrianism and everything in between.
13. Joey: How a Blind Rescue Horse Helped Others Learn to See
Author: by Jennifer Marshall Bleakley
A touching tale.Kirkus ReviewsThe heartwarming true story of a blind horse named Joey. At the height of his show career, this beautiful Appaloosa’s majestic stature, strength, and willingness to work made him the perfect partner. But when an injury cost Joey his show career, he moved from one owner to the next, ultimately experiencing severe abuse and neglect.
A rescue group found Joey nearly dead from starvationand blind. Then he came to Hope Reinsa ranch dedicated to helping hurting kids who had been abused, emotionally wounded, or unwanted. By teaching these children to care for rescued animals, the Hope Reins staff were convinced they could reach kids with love and hope and show them that we are never forgotten by God.
But could the financially struggling ranch afford to take care of a blind horse that no one else wanted? Could Joey somehow learn to trust people even though the world had hurt him so badly? And what would happento Joey, the kids, and Hope Reinsif they failed?