Three new books are now available from En Route Books and Media.
In Diamonds in the Rough: Homilies and Reflections on the Mystery of Suffering, fourth year theologians and lay students at St. Vincent de Paul Regional Seminary, Boynton Beach, Florida, reflect on the meaning and purpose of human suffering in the life of the Christian. In these homilies and reflections on key passages of St. John Paul II’s apostolic letter “The Mystery of Human Suffering” (Salvifici Doloris, 1984), co-suffering with Jesus Christ becomes the setting to contemplate Christ’s invitation to engage with him in co-redemption. The book is edited by Sr. Paula Jean Miller, a Franciscan Sister of the Eucharist who serves at the seminary.
Catholic Apologetics: Witnessing to and Defending the Faith, written by Fr. Peter Samuel Kucer, MSA, teaches how to use basic logic, rational argumentation, and non-rational argumentation to further the Good News of Jesus Christ. Apologetic topics that are presented include God’s existence, the presence of evil, faith and science, Christ’s divinity and resurrection, sola scriptura, the Eucharist, the Papacy, the Blessed Virgin Mary, the Communion of Saints, Mormonism, Hinduism, Buddhism and Islam.
Fr. Kucer is also the author of Catholic Church History: Pre-Christian to Modern Times. The book presents how the Catholic Church developed in time, from her earliest days up to modern times. The reader will encounter the mystical presence of Christ in the Church as His body. The various aspects of the Church, such as prefigured, persecuted, mother, teacher, shepherd, and prophet, are laid out in this history.