Whether for yourself, a family member, or a friend, eBooks are a wonderful option for easily accessible reading to wind down in these hectic times we currently live in. To help you, we’ve curated a list of the most refreshing and inspiring titles in our current eBook sale to get you started on your digital reading journey.
Fr Bryan Shortall will bring a little joy back into your day as he reminisces about his youth and offers thoughtful and seldom heard insights into his life as a priest, whilst Fr. Pat Collins latest is a riveting guidebook as to how we can all survive the anxieties and fears we encounter every day. Discover these and many more in our eBook sale this April!
Fr Bryan Shortall
Sending Positive Vibes delves into Fr Bryan’s life – from his vivid memories of childhood, to his challenging experience as a hospital chaplain, to the difficulties of being a minister of Gospel in today’s Ireland. A Dublin man through and through, Fr Bryan’s memories and reflections are interspersed with prayers, stories of Saints, and gives a rare insight into the lives of the priests and religious who work so tirelessly about us – a stark reminder of the good that the religious continue to do in modern Ireland.
Fr Ray Kelly
Fr Ray Kelly, became a worldwide sensation when he made it to the semi-finals of Britain’s Got Talent, demonstrating his astonishing ability to connect with people through his singing. Charting his childhood in Tyrrellspass, his call to the seminary and his work as a priest, the book culminates in Fr Kelly being catapulted into the limelight because of his extraordinary talent, and combining his passion for singing with his dedicated work as a priest.
Marist priest and theologian Fr Seán Fagan was widely admired and respected as a courageous and compassionate pastor. For many years he was threatened with defrocking for his criticism of rigid stances by the Vatican on issues of conscience and sexual morality. He expressed a wish to his close friend Angela Hanley that when he died she ought to “spill the beans in public on what really went on, to shame our sinful church in the hope that it might prevent further repetitions”.
Austen Ivereigh and Michael Kelly
How to Defend the Faith Without Raising Your Voice answers some of the most common criticisms of Catholicism and helps Catholics and non-Catholics alike to understand where the Church is coming from on controversial topics like abortion, euthanasia, same-sex marriage and the use of condoms in the fight against HIV. It aims to reframe the debate to help people understand why the Church teaches what it does and equips Catholics to defend their beliefs in a calm and rational way.
Fr Pat Collins
Written from personal experience, this book by Fr Collins is a guide on how we can free ourselves from the many debilitating influences that can take a stronghold in our lives. He attempts to offer practical advice to readers on how to overcome fear, addiction, and oppressive evil spirits. While Fr Collins says possession is a very rare occurrence, he is regularly contacted by people who in their own minds believe – rightly or wrongly – that they’re afflicted by an evil spirit, and this book hopes to offer support to those who feel they have no one to turn to.
In the summer of 2018 Daniel O’Leary received the news that we all dread – a cancer diagnosis. As a priest, teacher, bestselling author and retreat facilitator, it was a natural instinct for Daniel to journal his thoughts and feelings during his cancer journey. Completed just before his death in January 2019, this book is an incredibly raw and courageous account. It pulls no punches in terms of Daniel’s struggles to cope with his diagnosis, the challenges of cancer treatment and the emotional rollercoaster of facing his own death.