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The Institutes
St. John Cassian

Newman Press of the Paulist Press, 2000

A companion to John Cassian's well-received Conferences in the Ancient Christian Writers series, the Institutes, known also as The Institutes of the Cenobia and the Remedies for the Eight Principal Vices, is the first written work of John Cassian, who had an immense influence on Western monasticism, and, by extension, on Western civilization. The Institutes is made up of two sections. In the first, Cassian deals with the institutes and rules of ...


Sherlock Holmes: Three Tales of Avarice (Sherlock Holmes Series)
Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

AudioGO, 2009

Avarice features top filling in The Adventure of the Priory School, The Adventure of the Red-Headed League, and The Adventure of the Blue Carbuncle, three masterfully crafted cases from one of the greatest mystery writers of all, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, and starring that most celebrated sleuth, Sherlock Holmes. In The Adventure of the Priory School, a wicked scheme to kidnap a young lord results in a greater tragedy. In The Adventures of the ...


Serena: A Novel (P.S.)
Ron Rash

Ecco, 2009

A New York Times bestseller and PEN/Faulkner Award Finalist, Serena by award-winning author Ron Rash is “ masterfully written… sprawling, engrossing and—from time to time—nightmarish,” ( San Francisco Chronicle ); a remarkable novel that “recalls both John Steinbeck and Cormac McCarthy,” ( The New Yorker ). Rash’s chilling gothic tale of greed, corruption, and revenge set against the backdrop of the 1930s ...


The Goose's Gold (A to Z Mysteries)
Ron Roy

Random House Books for Young Readers, 1998

Don’t miss A to Z Mysteries—alphabetic adventures that are full of thrills, chills, and cases to crack!   G is for Gold...   In the seventh book of the A to Z Mysteries—an early chapter book mystery series featuring strong boy and girl characters—Dink, Josh, and Ruth Rose go to Florida on vacation. Sun, sand...and sunken treasure? They hear that someone's found an old shipwreck. Two men are collecting money in order to bring up ...


Back to Virtue: Traditional Moral Wisdom for Modern Moral Confusion
Peter Kreeft

Ignatius Press, 1992

We have reduced all virtues to one: being nice. And, we measure Jesus by our standard instead of measuring our standard by Him. For the Christian, explains author Peter Kreeft, being virtuous is not a means to the end of pleasure, comfort and happiness. Virtue, he reminds us, is a word that means "manly strength." But how do we know when we are being meek--or just cowardly? When is our anger righteous--and when is it a sin? What is the ...


Dispelling Wetiko: Breaking the Curse of Evil
Paul Levy

North Atlantic Books, 2013

There is a contagious psychospiritual disease of the soul, a parasite of the mind, that is currently being acted out en masse on the world stage via a collective psychosis of titanic proportions. This mind-virus—which Native Americans have called "wetiko"—covertly operates through the unconscious blind spots in the human psyche, rendering people oblivious to their own madness and compelling them to act against their own best interests. ...


Double Indemnity
James M. Cain

Vintage, 1989

Tautly narrated and excruciatingly suspenseful, Double Indemnity gives us an X-ray view of guilt, of duplicity, and of the kind of obsessive, loveless love that devastates everything it touches. First published in 1935, this novel reaffirmed James M. Cain as a virtuoso of the roman noir .


Enemies of the Heart: Breaking Free from the Four Emotions That Control You
Andy Stanley

Multnomah Books, 2011

Break free from the destructive power of guilt, anger, greed, and jealousy.   Divorce. Job loss. Estrangement from family members. Broken friendships.   The difficult circumstances you are dealing with today are likely being fed by one of four emotional forces that compels you to act in undesirable ways, sometimes even against your will.   Andy Stanley explores each of these destructive forces—guilt, anger, greed, and jealousy—and how ...


Glittering Vices: A New Look at the Seven Deadly Sins and Their Remedies
Rebecca Konyndyk DeYoung

Brazos Press, 2009

Contemporary culture trivializes the "seven deadly sins," or vices, as if they have no serious moral or spiritual implications. Glittering Vices clears this misconception by exploring the traditional meanings of gluttony, sloth, lust, and others. It offers a brief history of how the vices were compiled and an eye opening explication of how each sin manifests itself in various destructive behaviors. Readers gain practical understanding of how the ...


Betty Bunny Wants Everything
Michael Kaplan

Dial, 2012

Preschooler Betty Bunny is back and testing her limits. Luckily, she is a loveable handful no bunny can resist.   This hardcover picture book in the Betty Bunny series is by author Michael B. Kaplan, creator of Disney’s T.V. series Dog with a Blog.   Betty Bunny doesn’t know why she can only buy one toy in the toy store when she wants them all. Her family tells Betty Bunny she can’t have everything she wants and come ...


The Passions and the Interests: Political Arguments for Capitalism before Its Triumph (Princeton Classics)
Albert O. Hirschman

Princeton University Press, 2013

In this volume, Albert Hirschman reconstructs the intellectual climate of the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries to illuminate the intricate ideological transformation that occurred, wherein the pursuit of material interests--so long condemned as the deadly sin of avarice--was assigned the role of containing the unruly and destructive passions of man. Hirschman here offers a new interpretation for the rise of capitalism, one that emphasizes ...


The Serpent of Venice CD: A Novel
Christopher Moore

HarperAudio, 2014

New York Times bestselling author Christopher Moore channels William Shakespeare and Edgar Allan Poe in this satiric Venetian gothic featuring the irresistibly mischievous Pocket, the eponymous hero of Fool Venice, a really long time ago. Three prominent Venetians await their most loathsome and foul dinner guest, the erstwhile envoy from Britain who also happens to be a favorite of the Doge: the rascal-Fool Pocket. This trio of cunning ...


On Evil
Thomas Aquinas

Oxford University Press, 2003

The De Malo represents some of Aquinas' most mature thinking on goodness, badness, and human agency. In it he examines the full range of questions associated with evil: its origin, its nature, its relation to good, and its compatibility with the existence of an omnipotent, benevolent God. This edition offers Richard Regan's new, clear readable English translation, based on the Leonine Commission's authoritative edition of the Latin text. Brian ...


Ennea-type Structures: Self-Analysis for the Seeker (Consciousness Classics)
M.D. Claudio Naranjo

Gateways/IDHHB, Inc., Nevada City, CA, 1991

Presents the main features of each ennea-type, character structures, and secondary personality traits.


Martin Chuzzlewit (Oxford World's Classics)
Charles Dickens

Oxford University Press, 2009

This edition of one of Dickens's earlier novels is based on the accurate Clarendon edition of the text and includes the prefaces to the 1850 and 1867 editions and Dickens's Number Plans. About the Series: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the broadest spectrum of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of ...


The Sellout: How Three Decades of Wall Street Greed and Government Mismanagement Destroyed the Global ...
Charles Gasparino

HarperBusiness, 2009

The definitive account of Wall Street's stunning collapse From critically acclaimed investigative journalist and CNBC personality Charles Gasparino comes a sweeping examination of the most recent volatile, anxiety-ridden era in our nation's socioeconomic history. The Sellout traces the implosion of the financial services business back to its roots in the late 1970s when Wall Street embraced a new business model predicated on taking ...


The High Price of Materialism
Tim Kasser

A Bradford Book, 2003

In The High Price of Materialism , Tim Kasser offers a scientific explanation of how our contemporary culture of consumerism and materialism affects our everyday happiness and psychological health. Other writers have shown that once we have sufficient food, shelter, and clothing, further material gains do little to improve our well-being. Kasser goes beyond these ...


The Magic Christian
Terry Southern

Grove Press, 1996

One of the funniest, cruelest, and most savagely revealing books about American life ever written, The Magic Christian has been called Terry Southern's masterpiece. Guy Grand is an eccentric billionaire — the last of the big spenders — determined to create disorder in the material world and willing to spare no expense to do it. Leading a life full of practical jokes and madcap schemes, his ultimate goal is to prove his theory that there is ...


The Freedom to Love: Recovery and the Seven Deadly Sins
O. P. Emmerich Vogt

Mill City Press, Inc., 2012

The modern world is full of temptations that can lead people not only into unhappy lives but also into the throes of addiction. Navigating the world alone is not an easy task for any of us. Why not let The Freedom to Love be a most valued companion in overcoming an addiction to a sinful life? By living your life guided by true Christian morality and spiritual principles, you can break free from temptations and have the courage to experience real ...


Religious Poverty and the Profit Economy in Medieval Europe
Lester K. Little

Cornell University Press, 1983

"In this stimulating and important book Lester Little advances the original thesis that, paradoxically, it was the leading practitioners of voluntary poverty, Franciscan and Dominican friars, who finally formulated a Christian ethic which justified the activities of merchants, moneylenders, and other urban professionals, and created a Christian spirituality suitable for townsmen. Little has synthesized a vast body of specialized literature in ...



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