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Patrick Madrid is an American Christian apologist, author, and radio host. His many books include Why Be Catholic?, Life Lessons: 50 Things I Learned in My First 50 Years, and How to Do Apologetics.
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Rome and the Eastern Churches
A Study in Schism
Fr. Aidan Nichols O.P. - 2010-02-01 (first published in 1992)
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Discover the complex and fascinating history of the relationship between Rome and the separated Eastern Christian churches in this systematic account by Dominican theologian Aidan Nichols. The second edition of this major work has been updated to include recent events, including conflict between Orthodox and Uniate Churches in Ukraine and Romania. Nichols examines the fragile relations between Catholicism and Orthodoxy, as well as the schisms separating Rome from the Assyrian and Oriental Orthodox Churches. This illuminating book offers historical and theological explanations of these divisions and a realistic assessment of the difficulties any reunion may experience.
Patrick Madrid
@tmh14thkid @PMadridShow I recommend this book:      source
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50 Questions on the Natural Law
What It Is and Why We Need It
Charles E. Rice - 1999-06-01 (first published in 1993)
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Discover the natural law as taught by St. Thomas Aquinas and its foundation in reason and Revelation in this accessible book by a Notre Dame Law School professor. With answers to the most persistent questions from his students, Rice shows how the natural law works and its role in issues such as the right to life, bioethics, the family, and the economy. This handbook presents the teachings of the Catholic Church on this important topic, benefitting readers of all backgrounds.
Patrick Madrid
It's increasingly evident that many who are tweeting comments & opinions about Natural Law don't really understand what it is. This book can help: @IgnatiusPress      source
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Making Sense Out of Suffering
Peter Kreeft - 1986-07-01
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"Understand the Mystery of Suffering with Wisdom and Heart. Join Peter Kreeft on a personal quest to make sense of random suffering in billions of normal lives. This book offers insight and conviction for those with empty hearts. Discover the depth of wisdom gained from experience and observation. A must-read for anyone seeking answers to life's toughest questions."
Patrick Madrid
@AnaSoli47067689 I'm very sorry to hear about the struggles your sons are going through. I'm not sure a book alone would be sufficient to help them, and I'd encourage them to go to counseling, but in the meantime, here's a title you could try:      source
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Hitler, the War, and the Pope
Ronald J. Rychlak - 2005-12-03 (first published in 2000)
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Explore the controversial legacy of Pope Pius XII, Bishop of Rome during World War II, in Hitler, the War, and the Pope. Some accuse him of being indifferent to Nazi atrocities, while others consider him a saint for his efforts to save Jewish lives. Discover the truth in this convincing refutation of the black legend surrounding Pius XII and his role during the Holocaust. Learn how the Pope's fierce opposition to Nazism and anti-Semitism led to his feverish efforts to save lives, providing a definitive answer to the allegation that he was "Hitler's Pope."
Patrick Madrid
@LeifFish @PMadridShow @relevantradio @rrychlak Indeed it does. I’ve recommended Ron’s great work often, including that book.      source
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Father Elijah
An Apocalypse
Michael O'Brien - 1997-11-01 (first published in 1996)
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A thrilling apocalyptic novel that explores the state of the Roman Catholic Church at the end of time, with a focus on the strengths and weaknesses of the contemporary religious scene. The central character, Father Elijah Schafer, a Carmelite priest and survivor of the Holocaust, is called out of obscurity by the Pope and tasked with a highly sensitive mission: to penetrate the inner circles of a man they believe may be the Antichrist. The novel takes readers on an epic journey through Europe and the Middle East, as Father Elijah meets saints and sinners, presidents, judges, and embattled Catholic journalists while navigating a conspiracy of traitors within the very House of God. This apocalypse tale is written in the light of Christian revelation.
Patrick Madrid
@Felicitas4Truth “Father Elijah” is a truly great book. The sequel, “Monsignor Elijah,” not so much. Plot summary: After confronting and defeating the anti-Christ, Father Elijah is incardinated into the Diocese of Phoenix and is appointed pastor of a plush parish in Scottsdale, Arizona.      source
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Yoga, Tai Chi and Reiki
A Guide for Christians
Max Sculley - 2012-12-01
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Discover the dark side of popular Eastern practices such as Yoga, Tai Chi, and Reiki in Max Sculley's detailed critique. Despite their surface appeal for fitness and health, these practices are closely linked to incompatible Eastern philosophies that pose spiritual dangers. Sculley's analysis includes gripping personal stories, highlighting the need for wider circulation among teachers, clergy, and religious communities.
Patrick Madrid
Here's that book on Yoga I just mentioned on the @PMadridShow. It offers a Christian critique of the practice that I found very helpful:      source
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The Indians of New Jersey
Dickon Among the Lenapes
M. R. Harrington - 1963-08-01
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Discover the fascinating culture, language, and crafts of the Lenape Indians who once lived in what is now New Jersey and eastern Pennsylvania. This well-researched book, told through a shipwrecked English boy adopted by the tribe, offers an authentic portrayal of their way of life as hunters, fishers, and artisans of flint, skins, and basketry. Accompanied by stunning line drawings, readers can learn about Lenape bows and arrows, moccasins, mats, baskets, and bowls. This classic New Jersey tale is a must-read for history lovers.
Patrick Madrid
Here's that excellent book I just recommended on the @PMadridShow. I read it many times as a boy and have given copies to all my grandsons. It's great!      source
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The Hidden Manna
A Theology of the Eucharist
Rev. James T. O'Connor - 2005-03-15 (first published in 1989)
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A classic on Eucharistic teaching, The Hidden Manna explores the Church's Tradition through substantial excerpts from major sources dating back to apostolic times. The second edition includes new material from John Paul II, a preface from the author, and a foreword by Cardinal John O'Connor. Fr. O'Connor's in-depth study focuses on the doctrine of the Real Presence, tracking its development and challenges through history to modern disputes.
Patrick Madrid
@McCabeTimothy @Trent_Horn @DrScottHahn @JerusalemJones @KenHensley007 @EscapingAtheism @greekorthodox @ProfessorKreeft @UncompromisingM @PilgrimOrthodox @atpapanik @roddreher @thedialogist @FrAndrewSDamick I recommend that you read this book which explains Catholic teaching on the Eucharist before you procede further, as it will help you clarify and sharpen your case.      source
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The Dogma of Hell
Illustrated by Facts Taken From Profane and Sacred History
F. X. Schouppe S. J. - 2012-06-02 (first published in 1882)
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Discover the reality and eternity of horrors of Hell through this exploration of the basic Catholic doctrine. Eminent theologian Fr F X Schouppe, SJ shares true stories, apparitions of the damned, and complete Catholic teachings on Hell in short chapters. While the subject may be frightening, the ultimate purpose of the book is to help readers avoid damnation by reminding them of the pain and suffering in an eternity spent in the absence of God.
Patrick Madrid
Here’s that powerful book on hell I just recommended on the @PMadridShow      source
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The Courage to Be Chaste
FR Benedict J Groeschel C. F. R. - 1985-01-01
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A contemporary treatment of the traditional theme of chastity that shows that a mature chastity can be loving, peaceful and fulfilled....
Patrick Madrid
Here's that great book on conquering habitual sins by God's grace that I just recommended on the @PMadridShow      source
Why I Don't Call Myself Gay by Daniel Mattson
Primal Loss by Leila Miller
God or Nothing by Cardinal Robert Sarah
When Is Marriage Null? by Paolo Bianchi
Masonry Unmasked by John Salza
A Canticle for Leibowitz by Walter Miller
The Secret Diary of Elisabeth Leseur by Elisabeth Leseur
There We Stood, Here We Stand by Timothy Drake
Theology and Sanity by Frank Sheed
Purgatory by Rev. Fr. F. X. Shouppe S. J.
Where We Got the Bible by Reverend Henry G. Graham