NEW: Christmas Icons Coloring Book and more

Christmas Icons Coloring Book FRONT COVERHope and Life Press is pleased to present the Christmas Icons Coloring Book in paperback edition. The book, which is the first in our new series of Christian coloring books, contains 20 original black-and-white traditional line drawings of famous icons related to Christmas. The drawings are suitable for use by children aged 6 years upwards. Being faithful reproductions of the ancient originals, the drawings can also be used by adults who are starting to learn the sacred and liturgical art of iconography. Christmas Icons Coloring Book is available exclusively from the publishers.

In addition, this year we are also presenting boxes of six different religiously-themed Christmas Cards drawn from the Catholic and Orthodox Faith traditions. These are also available directly from Hope and Life Press.

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NEW: Christmas Icons Coloring Book and more

NEW AUDIOBOOKS: Volumes 2 and 4 of the HLP Christianity Series

Hope and Life Press is pleased to announce the release of another two audiobooks: (1) Is Islam a Religion? and (2) Is the Death Penalty Just? The books are Volumes 2 and 4 respectively in HLP’s Christianity series and they have been narrated by Michael Goldsmith. Both audiobooks can be obtained from Audible, Amazon and iTunes. Samples of the books are provided below. The books are also available in ebook edition from the usual outlets and directly from the publishers.

 

 

NEW AUDIOBOOKS: Volumes 2 and 4 of the HLP Christianity Series

NEW AUDIOBOOK: Petals of Vision

Hope and Life Press is pleased to announce the release of the inspirational poetry audiobook Petals of Vision by the British Catholic theologian/poet Christopher Villiers. The book has been narrated by Matt Standley. The audiobook can be obtained from Audible, Amazon and iTunes. A sample of the book is provided below. It is also available in paperback / ebook editions from the usual outlets and directly from the publishers.

NEW AUDIOBOOK: Petals of Vision

NEW: ‘Nativitas’ and ‘A Christmas Carol’

Hope and Life Press is pleased to bring you another two books for the Christmas season, namely Nativitas: A Children’s Anthology (Hope & Life Press, Ed.), and A Christmas Carol: A Ghost Story of Christmas by Charles J. H. Dickens, illustrated with the original 1843 drawings of John Leech.

Nativitas FRONT COVERNativitas is an anthology of 10 classic and memorable Christmas stories for older children, written by famous international writers of English literature. The stories include:

  1. The Legend of the Christmas Tree by Lucy Wheelock
  2. The Boy With the Box by Mary Griggs van Voorhis
  3. Little Piccola by Nora A. Smith
  4. The Three Kings by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
  5. The Gift of the Magi by O. Henry
  6. Little Gretchen and the Wooden Shoe by Elizabeth Harrison
  7. The Other Wise Man by Henry van Dyke
  8. A Visit From Saint Nicholas by Clement Clark Moore
  9. A Christmas Tree by Charles J. H. Dickens
  10. The Little Match Girl by Hans Christian Andersen.

Gathered together for good, clean fun for the holidays in one easy-to-read book in its 1st American HLP edition, Nativitas is suitable for children from age 9 years upwards. It is available in paperback and ebook editions exclusively from the publishers.

A Christmas Carol FRONT COVERA Christmas Carol: A Ghost Story of Christmas is a famous novella by the British writer and social critic Charles Dickens. It tells the story of Ebenezer Scrooge, an old miser who is visited by the ghost of his former business partner, Jacob Marley, and the Ghosts of Christmas Past, Present, and Yet to Come. After their visits, Scrooge is transformed into a kinder, gentler man. This is the 1st American HLP edition, with the original 1843 illustrations by John Leech. A Christmas Carol is also available in paperback and ebook editions exclusively from the publishers.

NEW: ‘Nativitas’ and ‘A Christmas Carol’

NEW: The O Antiphons – Latin and English with Gregorian Chant, Old Hymnary and Scripture References

The O Antiphons FRONT COVERHope and Life Press is pleased to bring you for Advent the new devotional The O Antiphons: Latin and English with Gregorian Chant, Old Hymnary and Scripture References. The book provides readers with the Great Antiphons, the Magnificat antiphons to be used during Vespers of the last seven days of Advent in the Western Rite of the Catholic Faith. They are also used as the Alleluia verses on the same days during Mass. Each antiphon refers to the prophecy of Isaiah in relation to the coming of the Messiah. The title of each antiphon is one of the names of Our Lord, Jesus Christ, and one of His attributes as mentioned in Sacred Scripture. The antiphons are presented in Latin and English, with both Gregorian chant notation and old hymnary music. Abundant Scripture references are given for each antiphon. The O Antiphons is available in paperback and ebook editions exclusively from the publishers. 

NEW: The O Antiphons – Latin and English with Gregorian Chant, Old Hymnary and Scripture References

NEW: Audiobook – Life’s Complicated: Pray Simply

Hope and Life Press is pleased to announce the release of the audiobook edition of devotional Life’s Complicated: Pray Simply by the assistant curate in the Diocese of Llandaff, the Reverend Andrew Highway. The book has been narrated by Matt Standley. The audiobook can be obtained from Audible, Amazon and iTunes. A sample of the book is provided below. It is also available in paperback / ebook editions from the usual outlets and directly from the publishers.

NEW: Audiobook – Life’s Complicated: Pray Simply

NEWS: Hope and Life Press books now available through OverDrive

Hope and Life Press is pleased to announce that the following nine books can now also be obtained through OverDrive:

  1. The award-winning novel Judging Angels by Tim Capps, Esq.
  2. The first four volumes of the new HLP Christianity Series: Can ‘Just War’ Exist?, Is Islam a Religion?, Migrants and Refugees in Catholic Social Doctrine, Is the Death Penalty Just?
  3. The historical fiction (Melitensia) The Jeweler’s Polish by Marie Ann Dean
  4. The nonfiction book Icons as Resistance: Challenging the New Iconoclasm in the Catholic Church by Marcelle Bartolo-Abela
  5. The supernatural fantasy The Beast, the Prophets and the Victory by Marie Ann Dean.
  6. The popular devotional Help for Suffering Humanity: Mary, Help of Christians by Brian Kiczek, D.C.

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NEWS: Hope and Life Press books now available through OverDrive

NEW: Audiobook – Help for Suffering Humanity: Mary, Help of Christians

Hope and Life Press is pleased to announce the release of the audiobook edition of devotional Help for Suffering Humanity: Mary, Help of Christians by Mayoral honoree Brian Kiczek, D.C., narrated by William Reese. The audiobook can be obtained from Audible, Amazon and iTunes. A sample of the book is provided below. It is also available in paperback / ebook editions from the usual outlets and directly from the publishers.

NEW: Audiobook – Help for Suffering Humanity: Mary, Help of Christians

NEW: Is the Death Penalty Just? (Vol. 4 – HLP Christianity Series)

Is the Death Penalty Just_Hope and Life Press is pleased to announce the release of the fourth ebook titled Is the Death Penalty Just? in our new Christianity Book Series just launched last week. Intended to educate and suitable for easy reference, this ebook provides a summary overview and the development of doctrine in the Catholic Church with regard to capital punishment.

The death penalty has been a feature of society since the beginning of time. But is the death penalty just? Addressing the issue of capital punishment right from the beginning of its appearance in the Book of Genesis in Sacred Scripture, together with the writings of modern Popes on the subject including Blessed Paul VI and Saint John Paul II, this book outlines the slow, but steady, movement away from the death penalty as punishment in civilized societies within the context of the inviolable dignity of the human person. It also presents the conclusions of postmodern Christian leaders, including Pope Francis, on the death penalty as an unnecessary and particularly barbaric form of torture in today’s world. The Hope and Life Press Christianity Book Series ebooks are available directly from the publishers and the usual book outlets including Amazon.

 

 

 

NEW: Is the Death Penalty Just? (Vol. 4 – HLP Christianity Series)

NEW: Christianity Book Series from Hope and Life Press

Hope and Life Press is pleased to announce the release of the first three ebooks in our new Christianity Series, which we are launching in response to several questions repeatedly received over this past year. Intended to educate and suitable for easy reference, these ebooks, shown below, provide summary overviews of hot topics in our current times and present the mind and teachings of the Church in a handy format with regard to the various subject matters addressed. The first three topics are (1) Can ‘Just War’ Exist?, (2) Is Islam a Religion?, and (3) Migrants and Refugees in Catholic Social Doctrine. The Hope and Life Press Christianity Series ebooks are available directly from the publishers and the usual book outlets including Amazon.

CAN 'JUST WAR' EXIST_Can ‘Just War’ Exist? (Vol. 1)

‘Just War’ doctrine has been a feature of Christianity since ancient times. But can a war ever be just? Addressing the ‘just war’ concept from its formulation in the writings of Saints Augustine and Thomas Aquinas, through Patristics, The Catechism of the Catholic Church, the Compendium of the Social Doctrine of the Church, and the writings of modern Popes including Saint John XXIII and his landmark encyclical Pacem in Terris, this book outlines the slow, but steady, movement away that has taken place from the original concept as postulated by the Scholastics. It also presents the conclusions of postmodern Christian leaders on ‘just war’ including those of Pope Francis, the Patriarch Bartholomew I, and the 2017 Vatican first-ever conference on the subject.

Is Islam a Religion_Is Islam a Religion? (Vol. 2)

Islam has been mentioned for centuries in Christianity. But is Islam a religion or a sect? Addressing the way in which the Catholic Faith has viewed Islam from Vatican Council II onwards, this book outlines the teachings of the Catholic Church about Islam starting with Lumen Gentium, Ecclesiam Suam and Nostra Aetate, followed by the writings of various Popes on the subject including those of Saint John Paul II, Pope Benedict XVI and Pope Francis. It also presents the teachings found in The Catechism of the Catholic Church about the relationship between Catholics and Muslims, as well as the true meaning of the famous saying “Outside the Church There is No Salvation.”

Migrants and RefugeesMigrants and Refugees in Catholic Social Doctrine (Vol. 3)

Migrants and refugees have long been considered vulnerable populations within Christianity, but many, Christians included, remain to this day insufficiently knowledgeable about the specificity of the Church’s views on the matter. Addressing the way in which the Catholic Faith has regarded voluntary and forced migration from the time of Pope Pius XII onwards, this book provides the teachings of the Catholic Church about the fundamental human rights of migrants and refugees, commencing with Exsul Familia Nazarethana, Pacem in Terris, and Gaudium et Spes. These are followed by the writings and speeches of various Popes on the subject, including those of Saint John Paul II, Pope Benedict XVI and Pope Francis, in addition to the more structured teachings on as set forth in the Compendium of the Social Doctrine of the Church.

NEW: Christianity Book Series from Hope and Life Press