40% off Father Fessio's Pick of the Week*
Since this is the first in a series of book recommendations by the Ignatius Press staff, I’ll start with some brief background.
In a sense all the books we publish are recommended by the staff. We began as book-loving Catholics, not as professional publishers. And our criteria for selecting books to publish were: 1) we like the book ourselves; 2) we think the book will nourish the Faith.
Those still are our criteria, and we don’t publish any book without meeting together and discussing it.
So now to my first recommendation.
We have a large bookshelf space (see picture) that contains a copy of every book we’ve published since we began publishing in 1978. I walked along it looking at the titles, to help me decide which title I should begin with. I was amazed at how many books—and how many good books—we’ve published over the years. It made my decision of where to start all the more difficult.
But I’ve got to do it. So here it is: G.K. Chesterton’s Everlasting Man. Why?
Of all our books (besides the Ignatius Bible), it’s the one book I wish every Catholic, every Christian, everyone interested in getting to the truth of things would read. It was written over 80 years ago, but it is as relevant today as it was then.
It is a brilliant description of and argument for the uniqueness of man in the world of nature, the uniqueness of Christ among men, and the uniqueness of the Church in human history. It is a classic of the 20th century (at least), one of the best books of a great and prolific author.
I’ve read it at least 20 times myself, always with satisfaction—and more than satisfaction: joy.
It’s available as a single volume or, if you really want to treat yourself, as part of our Collected Works in a volume that also contains his two outstanding biographies of St. Francis of Assisi and St. Thomas Aquinas. It's also available as a downloadable audio file, e-book or audio book on CD.
Go ahead! Enjoy them! Refresh your mind and heart!
Father Fessio, S.J., is the founder and editor of Ignatius Press. For more information about Father Fessio, click here.
*Employee Pick of the Week program features savings of 40% off a book, movie, or compact disc personally chosen and recommended by an Ignatius Press employee. Each week, an Ignatius Press employee will select a favorite book, movie, or other Ignatius Press product and write a few sentences about why he/she thinks customers will enjoy the particular selection. A short bio of the selecting employee will also be included, giving customers a chance to learn a bit more about the people who are Ignatius Press. Email blast items below are not 40% off, but 20% off
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Celebrating the Saints with 20% off
There are many feast days of the Saints for the remainder of May and well into June. In honor of these great saints, Ignatius Press is offering 20% off a selection of books and films. These products go in depth about saints such as Philip Neri, Damien of Molokai, Thomas More, Rita of Cascia and more. Enrich your knowledge of the powerful and inspiring lives they lived and how they dedicated their lives to God in varying degrees (go below the "fold" for more):
The Life of St. Philip Neri
The Spirit of Father Damien
Simon Called Peter
Saint Anthony and the Christ Child
The World of Saint Paul
Father Damien and the Bells
Saint Philip of the Joyous Heart
Saints Are Not Sad
Book of All Saints
St. Thomas More of London
Scandal of the Incarnation
Saints and Heroes
Saints For Today
Married Saints and Blesseds
King's Good Servant But God's First
Saint Philip Neri
Footprints of God: Peter
Footprints of God: Paul
St. Anthony of Padua
Paul of Tarsus
Clare and Francis
Man for All Seasons
Dear Friends of Ignatius Press,
Ignatius Press is collaborating with the Napa Institute on its second-annual conference, July 26-29, 2012, on the theme “Catholics in the next America”. The conference will showcase inspirational, thought-provoking presentations by world-class Catholic thinkers from among the ranks of our bishops, priests, religious, and lay leaders.
This is, once again, going to be an outstanding conference in northern California’s world-famous Napa Valley winegrowing region.
I am please to tell you that one of this year's featured speakers is Ignatius Press Founder and Editor, Father Joseph Fessio, S.J. Also among the speakers are best-selling Ignatius Press authors Peter Kreeft and Father Robert Spitzer.
This year’s Napa Institute will focus on three topics that affect every Catholic committed to living out the faith in an increasingly secular and atheistic society— Religious Freedom, Catholic Education, and Reason & Faith.
To develop substantive discussion on those important topics, the Napa Institute will feature a renowned keynote and breakout session speakers:
Archbishop Charles J. Chaput, O.F.M. Cap.
Donald Cardinal Wuerl
Bishop Salvatore Cordileone
Bishop Robert Morlino
Bishop Robert Vasa
Dr. Tim Gray
Frank Hanna III
Dr. Peter Kreeft
Father Robert J. Spitzer, S.J.
Father Norbert Wood, O. Praem.
Catholic leaders in the Church, theology, apologetics, evangelization, business, education, media, and culture will gather for formation, worship, fellowship, and collaborative mobilization to evangelize the culture.
Please prayerfully consider attending this year’s conference from July 26-29 in Napa Valley, CA. For more information, or to register, please visit the Napa Institute website.