Saturday, December 30, 2006

Positive response to the "free book" offer

I received such an interested and positive response from people about a free book offer going along with a particular donation level to the NLM, and it helped make all the difference recently. As such, I wanted to let these interested people know that they might keep their eye on the NLM Donations page where I'll try to keep it up to date with books you might be interested in receiving as part of a donation. (The list is not exhaustive, and I am willing as well to take proposals for multiple books.)

For your convenience here is that updated list, and note the Altar Cards offer, the large Catholic family bible, and the presence of a DVD, Mel Gibson's "The Passion".

The Dialogues of St. Catherine of Siena (in hardcover, from a former convent library)
The Imitation of Christ (hardcover)
The Spiritual Life: A Treatise in Mystical and Ascetical Theology, by A.D. Tanquerey (hardcover)
Introduction to the Devout Life, by St. Francis de Sales (hardcover)
The Letters of St. Francis de Sales (hardcover)
On the Immaculate Conception, Dom Gueranger (hardcover)
On the Religious Life, Dom Gueranger (hardcover)
The Lord, Romano Guardini (hardcover)
Union with God, Dom Columba Marimion
The Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius of Loyola
Oversized, Abbott translation of the Vatican II documents (hardcover)
The Way of Divine Love, Menendez
Twelve Steps to Holiness and Salvation, St. Alphonsus Liguori (softcover)
Praying with Icons, Henri J. Nouwen
Glories of Mary, St. Alphonsus Liguori (softcover)
The Passion, DVD (Mel Gibson film)
The Mass, Fulton J. Sheen
The Holy Bible
The Crisis in Western Education, Christopher Dawson (softcover)
The Little Flowers of St. Francis
The Church Teaches (a compendium of primary sources of dogmatic statements)
The Wisdom of Catholicism, ed. Anton C. Pegis (hardcover)
On the Truth of Homosexuality (Ignatius Press softcover)
A selection, of your choice, of papal Encyclicals of John Paul II
An Oversized Catholic Family Bible from the time of Pius XII. Looks like a Missal with red hardcover, gilt edging and large ribbons. (Donation level for this item is $100 in North America, and $125 in Europe.)

In addition, a significant selection of writings of the following are available:

Archbishop Alban Goodier
Dom Columba Marmion
Fulton J. Sheen
Thomas Merton (his earlier works)
Dom Hubert von Zeller
Raoul Plus, SJ
Gerald Vann, OP
Charles de Foucauld
Various older books on the life of a particular saint
Carmelite writings or spirituality

ALTAR CARDS LIMITED OFFER: For a Donation of $100 or more (in North America), you can receive a set of Altar Cards. Note: The two, smaller end cards are laminated on wood and self standing. The middle card is framed. However, the colouring and size of the cards, as well as the fact that the end cards are from the same set, makes them perfectly usable on the altar even though combined from two sets.

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