Sunday, August 22, 2010

Fall 2010

It's the Back to School season! That time of the year when Moms and Dads rejoice, kids groan, and grandparents are grateful for a break.

Whether or not you are sending someone off to class, why not take advantage of this season of learning to work on your own education about the Catholic faith? A greater understanding of our faith enriches our participation in the sacraments, deepens our relationship with God, and makes us better able to pass our faith on to the next generation.

With that goal in mind, we have chosen the Compendium of the Catechism of the Catholic Church as our fall book selection.

Sometimes referred to as the "mini Catechism", the Compendium is written in an easy-to-read question and answer format. This incredible little book clearly and briefly describes the fundamental and essential truths of our faith, and refers back to those sections of the larger Catechism for those who may wish for more detail.

"Why was the world created?"
"Why does God permit evil?"
"For what purpose did God create man and woman?"

"What is original sin?"

These and many other questions that we all ponder on our spiritual journey are addressed through the truths of our faith and in a manner that the average layperson can readily understand.

We hope that you'll take this opportunity to add the Compendium of the Catechism of the Catholic Church to your own Catholic book collection. Speaking from experience, we're sure that you too will discover that this is a book that you will refer to again and again when you are searching for answers to your own questions of faith, or when you are looking for answers to those questions that you may get from your co-workers, friends, and family.

From now until the end of November, the Compendium will be available for purchase or special order at 20% off the regular retail price in St. Patrick's Book & Gift.

And since we were closed for several weeks this summer for our big move, as a bonus we are extending the discount on our summer selection, God Help Me: How to Grow in Prayer by Jim Beckman. This is an excellent and practical guide for anyone who is looking to improve their prayer life.

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