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Invite young people to see the world differently. Help them understand Catholic thought, literature, spirituality, and social action with this powerful collection of reflections, stories, experiences, and advice. Some of these writings are the ancient classics that have emerged from the Catholic tradition. Others are new and contain lessons for living as a follower of Jesus today.

Product Details

Copyright: Jan. 1, 2006

Format: Paperback

Size: 6 x 9

Length: 264 pages

Item number: 1352

ISBN: 978-0-88489-672-2

ISBN-10: 0-88489-672-2

Editorial Reviews

Catholic Library World, June, 2007

Any selection of writings in a topic as broad as great Catholic writings is a risky venture. It is bound to dissatisfy some. However, in the opinion of this reviewer the editors of this publication have carried out their task quite successfully. This book makes no pretenses. Its clear goal is to present those writings that demonstrate the sacramentality of God's presence in the world in order to spark some dialogue about ways of encountering God among us. . . .

This book would be an asset in university, high school, or parish libraries.
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