Thursday, August 07, 2008

Book plug

I've been frightfully busy, some of which has been self-imposed, but I hope it will settle down by the weekend of the Assumption! Meanwhile, I received this plug and am passing it along because this is a wonderful book that you need to read. This book is the basis of the movie "The Ninth Day" which is quite good, but there is so much more to the story than the movie reveals.

Dear Friend of Zaccheus Press,

We are very pleased that ZENIT, the international Catholic news organization, recently published an interview with historian William Doino about our book Priestblock 25487: A Memoir of Dachau.

Here is a link to the interview. It has some fascinating details; we think you'll enjoy it:

We know that many of you have already read Priestblock, and the feedback we have received has been overwhelmingly positive.

In celebration of the ZENIT interview, for a limited time we are offering Priestblock at the special sale price of $10.00 (regular price: $14.95). Sale ends Friday, August 8, at 6pm eastern.

How to Order
Place your order for Priestblock 25487 at our webpage here.

Please note that we now offer PayPal as an online purchasing option.

You can also phone in your order using a credit card: call 970-416-6672. Orders may be placed Monday-Friday, 9 am - 5:00 pm, mountain standard time.

The sale price does not include shipping, which is $3.00, plus $1.00 for each additional book. Orders are shipped via USPS Media Mail, and will usually arrive within 3-4 days, but please allow up to 14 business days for delivery. Sorry, Priestblock is not for sale outside the US and Canada. (Because our webpage cannot currently accept non-US orders, Canadian customers will need to phone in their order, or pay by check. If you wish to pay by check, please reply to this email, and we will send you information on where to mail the check. We apologize for the inconvenience to our Canadian customers.)

Praise for Priestblock 25487
''Stunning... Casts light into dark and previously neglected corners of the horror that was the Third Reich.''
Richard John Neuhaus, Editor in Chief First Things

''Father Jean Bernard's portrait of survival in a German concentration camp is simple, forceful and vivid and therefore impossible to put down or forget. It ranks with the great 20th Century personal testimonies against totalitarian violence... Priestblock 25487 is a diary of Catholic discipleship under extreme conditions that will deeply move all persons of conscience.''
Charles J. Chaput, Archbishop of Denver

''Gripping! This crisp story of the 3,000-plus Christian clergy at Dachau in 1941 forces me to turn pages quickly, in horror... In its understated power, this brief book is unforgettable.''
Michael Novak, author Washington's God

''Many hundreds of books have been written about German concentration and extermination camps, including at least two or three dozens by their actual survivors.
Of these, Father Jean Bernard's Priestblock 25487 is among the very best, because of the exceptional intelligence and honesty of its author... His diary is extraordinarily telling, convincing, and graphic. Every scholar and student of that dreadful chapter of twentieth-century history ought to read and ponder its contents.''
John Lukacs, author The Hitler of History; and Five Days in London: May 1940

''A gripping story of heroism and horror that must never be forgotten.''
First Things

''Important... luminous... Moves the reader to compassion and insight.''
Rachelle Linner, Catholic News Service

''Should be treated as a meditation, even something to be read again and again... So profound it deserves a wide readership.''
Barbara Stinson Lee, Intermountain Catholic

''Deeply moving... The suffering of these priests for the sake of the loving God is one of the modern age's glorious mysteries.''
Fr. George Rutler

''I found this compelling book hard to stop reading.''
Tim Johnson, Today's Catholic

''Provides fresh anecdotal insight into the Vatican's battle against the Nazis... As this first-hand account shows in riveting detail, the mere rumor of clerical opposition on the outside sufficed to intensify suffering on the inside.''
Daniel Cole, The Wanderer

''A gripping testimony of the brutal treatment Catholic clergy received at the hands of the Nazis.''
William Donohue, President, Catholic League

''It is dramatic. It is brutally honest. I loved the book and could not put it down.''
Teresa Tomeo, Ave Maria Radio

''I began reading this book on Friday night and finished the 175 pages in three hours. It was a book that I could not put down or stop reading.''
Rev. Steve Wood, St. John's Evangelical Church

Also, Tan Books is plugging "Attaining Salvation" by St. Alphonsus Ligouri, which is the retitled reprint of our recent retreat book, "Preparation for Death."

Here's two books I have no hesitation recommending!

from the Zenit article:
One aspect which sets this memoir apart is Father Bernard’s brutal honesty. He frankly describes the temptations of despair he and his fellow inmates experienced, and yet the witness of Our Lord was ever present to rescue them: During their darkest moments, they remembered his solemn words, and these acted as healing balms on their fractured, tormented bodies. The Gospel was a source of boundless strength, which invigorated them. Even the Nazis could not invade the sanctuary of their souls.

Paul tells us: In your struggle against sin you have not yet resisted to the point of shedding blood [Heb 12:4]. It is good to remember.

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