NEW: The Divine Heart of God the Father in Scripture

The Divine Heart of God the Father in ScriptureHope and Life Press is pleased to announce the release of the sixth ebook titled The Divine Heart of God the Father in Scripture in our new Christianity Book Series. 

God the Father is a divine spirit. Unlike His only-begotten Son, Jesus Christ, who became the God-Man through the Incarnation, the Heavenly Father cannot be said to have a heart in the human sense of the term. Yet, throughout Scripture, the Father has often referred to His Heart within the context of His relationship with humanity. This book provides a factual overview of the 28 references that can be found in Sacred Scripture about the Divine Heart of God the Father, both in the Old Testament and in the New Testament. These references are derived from and presented in a side-by-side comparison from three major Scripture sources, namely the Latin Vulgate, the Septuagint (LXX), and the Masoretic Text (Yahwist Source).

The Hope and Life Press Christianity Series ebooks are available directly from the publishers and the usual book outlets including Amazon.

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NEW: The Divine Heart of God the Father in Scripture

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: 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.

NEW: Christmas Icons Coloring Book and more

OUT SOON: Laudato Si’ – On Care For Our Common Home by Pope Francis

OUT SOON: Laudato Si’ – On Care For Our Common Home by Pope Francis

OUT IN EARLY 2018: Le Nom-du-Pere de Jacques Lacan

OUT IN EARLY 2018: Le Nom-du-Pere de Jacques Lacan

OUT IN 2017-2018: I Am Worthier Than You

OUT IN 2017-2018: I Am Worthier Than You

NEW: PURSUING HOLINESS IN TODAY’S WORLD by Angelo Stagnaro

pursuing holiness in today's world FRONT COVER

Hope and Life Press is pleased to announce the release of the book Pursuing Holiness in Today’s World by the National Catholic Register’s award-winning editorialist Angelo Stagnaro. The book has been granted the Nihil Obstat and Imprimatur by the Diocese of Brooklyn. Pursuing Holiness in Today’s World addresses the nature of good and evil, the nature of goodness and humility, and how to become holy in our present times. It includes sections on the relationship between love, life and logic, and the foundations of Christianity. An in-depth look is taken at why pain and suffering exist, what sins are and are not, temptations and how to avoid them, as well as the nature of indulgences and how to gain them. A chapter is devoted to the art and science of making a good confession, with different and thorough examinations of conscience based on the Ten Commandments and the Beatitudes. Pursuing Holiness in Today’s World is available in paperback and ebook edition from Amazon, directly from the publishers, and from major bookstores. It can also be found at the Vatican libraries.

EARLY REVIEW

“One chapter tremendously useful in this book is The Art and Science of a Good Confession. The great truth of our Faith is that we can be completely forgiven if we make a good confession. Preparing for confession is essential for spiritual growth and health, and the exercises provided here, along with the encouragement to trust in God’s forgiveness, is a sign that God’s mercy is an essential part of the message” Maria McFadden Maffucci, Editor, Human Life Review.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

angelo-stagnaroAngelo Stagnaro is an award-winning journalist with the UN, newspapers and international wire services in the United States of America (US), Europe and Australia. He is the Catholic News Service’s chief correspondent in New York City, the principal liaison for the Holy See, and an editorialist for the National Catholic Register. His major articles have appeared in the Washington Post, Catholic Herald, National Catholic Reporter, America Magazine, and The Tablet among others. Stagnaro is the author of several books on Catholic spirituality including How to Pray the Dominican Way, The Pro-Life Apologetics Manual, The Christian Book of the Dead, and The Catechist’s Magic Kit. A professional stage mentalist and one of the world’s experts on cold reading, he is also the author of eight seminal works on stage magic and cold reading that have been translated into multiple languages. Stagnaro graduated from SUNY-Albany and Kansai Gaikokugo Daigaku with specializations in the Ethnology of Religion, Comparative Asian Religions and Physical Anthropology. He also pursued theological studies at the University of Notre Dame. Stagnaro is a professed member of the Secular Franciscans and has served as RCIA catechist in New York and Singapore.

NEW: PURSUING HOLINESS IN TODAY’S WORLD by Angelo Stagnaro

REVIEW: ‘Busting the myths of the pro-abortion lobby’ | Catholic Herald

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Devastating analysis of the incoherence, illogicality, sophistry, double standards and often ludicrous obfuscations of the abortionists’ case . . . Really handy resource for anyone committed to the pro-life cause – Catholic Herald

The Catholic Herald (UK) has just released a great review of one of our latest publications, namely The Pro-Life Apologetics Manual by award-winning Catholic editorialist Angelo Stagnaro, OSF. You can read the full review here.

The book is available in paperback and ebook editions from the usual outlets and directly from the publishers. It can also be found at the Vatican libraries.

REVIEW: ‘Busting the myths of the pro-abortion lobby’ | Catholic Herald