The Artimals Collection is the work of independent artist and designer, Noelle Dass. Noelle's love for animals, bold colors, geometry and humor inspire her to create every day. Often the titles of the painting make them even more humorous and both parents and children of all ages enjoy the bold colors and whimsical nature of her paintings. Her animals have their own personalities, histories and stories. Noelle says "So many people tell me that my art makes them happy. To make someone feel good inside means more than anything in this crazy world. To surround ourselves with art that makes us happy can have a powerful impact on our moods and therefore our lives. I encourage adults as well as children to bring art into their home that makes them smile." All prints are printed in Oregon, USA on archival heavyweight paper using archival dyes and inks, and are inserted into a crystal clear sleeve with a hard backing and a copy of Noelle's biography. Each matted print comes in a standard fr...
The well-known writer and Catholic convert, Clare Booth Luce, edited this classic on the lives of saints by a group of world-famous authors. She asked twenty writers to contribute a short biography of their favorite saint to this volume. Writers such as Evelyn Waugh, E. I. Watkin, Whittaker Chambers, Thomas Merton, Barbara Ward and Karl Stern wrote stories of saints whose lives and message provided special significance for our times. Saints from every age of the Church are here, including St. Augustine, St. John the Apostle, St. Benedict, St. Francis of Assisi, St. Helena, St. Thomas More, the Curo of Ars, St. Thorase of Lisieux, and more. Each essay highlights some facet of the timeliness of each saint. As they differ in birth, condition, and talent, so to do the saints differ astoundingly from one another in the modes of expressing their holiness. "The saints present the now of Christianity in the many nows in which it has existed. Saints for Now helps us to explain our time, our now, to ourselves because it tells us how Christian saints lived their 'vows.'" " James V. Schall, S.J. , Author, Another Sort of Learning
The most important biographical record of the Reagan years"from the Reagan governorship to the 40th president's period in the White House"has not been written, until now: it is the story of Ronald Reagan's indispensable man, confidant, and single most important adviser: William P. Clark, known to many as simply The Judge. The reason Reagan had such trust in Clark was because Clark was a devout, orthodox, staunch Catholic who always put his faith first in life. It was Clark who turned Reagan around on the abortion issue. Clark's strong Catholicism is the rock of his whole life, and Reagan recognized and deeply respected that. 'With his record, resume, and the respect he earned from so many quarters, why did Bill Clark never pen an autobiography? Why did he never write memoirs, even while less influential advisers advanced their stories in the 1980s, proclaiming theirs to be the authoritative ???insider's account??? of the Reagan presidency? And why did Clark not write that story as everyone"from top Reagan officials such as Cap Weinberger to authoritative Reagan biographers such as Lou Cannon"urged him to do so? 'Bill Clark's reluctance to promote himself stopped him from picking up pen and paper. Instead, at long last, he acquiesced to the writing of this biography. Paul Kengor did the convincing, and Pat Clark Doerner worked with Clark to painstakingly review the manuscript"after Kengor and Doerner together wrote this fascinating account of one man's life, from a ranch house to the White House and then, again, back to the ranch"to what Ronald Reagan called the ???sunset of life.??? 'Reagan biographers such as Edmund Morris and major publications like the New York Times Magazine and Time all agree: Bill Clark was Ronald Reagan's single most trusted aide, perhaps the most powerful national security advisor in American history. His close relationship with Reagan allows special insight into the President as well as other close friends from the earliest Reagan years: Lyn Nofziger, Cap Weinberger and Bill Casey. Also featured are the exquisite Clare Boothe Luce; the elegant Nancy Reagan; the mercurial Alexander Haig; Britain's "Iron Lady," Margaret Thatcher; France's wily Fran??ois Mitterrand, the saintly Pope John Paul II, and an anxious Saddam Hussein, among others. 'With Reagan, Clark accomplished many things, but none more profound than the track they laid to undermine Soviet communism, to win the Cold War. As this book shows, Ronald Reagan and Bill Clark, two ranchers, a president and his top hand, truly changed history. At long last, over two decades after that significant accomplishment, Bill Clark shares the details of that extraordinary effort, many of which"as readers of this book will learn"have never been reported. Includes 32 pages of photos, in black and white and color. '' Visit the official Judge site here, where you can see more pictures
The Word is made fresh by the irrepressible Mother Angelica as she personally escorts you through the Scriptures, unearthing lessons for daily living--the perfect companion to the New York Times bestselling Mother Angelica's Little Book of Life Lessons and Everyday Spirituality. The founder of the world's largest religious media empire shares her beloved wit and down-to-earth spirituality in Mother Angelica's Private and Pithy Lessons from the Scriptures. Editor Raymond Arroyo draws on hundreds of never-before-released private lessons to present the renowned nun's definitive take on the Good Book. Angelica provides readers with guided meditations, probing personal questions, and reveals an often-overlooked practical spirituality. She doesn't just explain the stories, she relates them to our daily lives, helping even those who've never opened the Bible experience its power and life-altering lessons. The apostles Paul ("the little shrimp"), Peter ("that great bungler") and all the characters of the Scriptures are suddenly human again, complete with their foibles and triumphs. Here is the Greatest Story, newly told as only Mother Angelica can. The Bible and you will never be the same. A portion of the royalties from this book goes to support the work of Our Lady of the Angels Monastery About the Author MOTHER ANGELICA is founder of Our Lady of the Angels Monastery and the Eternal Word Television Network, which reaches over 140 million cable households around the world. She lives in Hanceville, Alabama. RAYMOND ARROYO, news director and lead anchor at EWTN, is the author of the New York Times bestselling biography Mother Angelica and the executive producer of the chart-topping The Birth of Christ and The Word of Promise. His writings have appeared in The Wall Street Journal, Newsweek, and other publications. He resides in Northern Virginia.