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It is pretty much accepted these days that the reason for anyone going to college and earning a degree is so that effort may be translated into the ability to earn a larger salary in a career, not a job, which will also provide emotional and professional satisfaction for the rest of one’s life.  The sad truth is, this attitude is" wrong" on a number of counts.  It is also pretty much accepted these days that anything which doesn’t hurt anyone else is just fine to do, and that as long as you and anyone else consent to do it, whatever it is, that’s just fine, too.  The sad truth about THAT way of thinking is that it is simply "wrong," too.  The problem with both these ways of thinking about one’s life and one’s future is that there is no provision made for what might be called the “purpose of life”, no attempt in all of it to explore the vocational dimension of Man, his responsibility to himself and the rest of the world and his eventual end and final destination.  Whether one intends to be a carpenter or a cellist, there must be preparation for the endeavor. 

One’s vocation is not co-equal with one’s job or even one’s profession.   It is a mistake to believe that.  The task ahead of a young person, and those who mentor and shepherd young people, is to discern, or to help in the discernment of, a vocation, a rule of life.  When one begins to think about where to “fit in” to this world, certain things should be included in the mix.  Questions to be considered include questions of spirituality, holiness, the place of work, the amount of play and relaxation, the role and needs of others.  The necessity to understand such things and also such concepts as theology, tradition and traditional practices and the psycho-spiritual "balance" a simple life brings applies whether one intends to become a working professional, a vowed religious, a spouse and parent, or a blue-collar worker.  It is practically axiomatic that, given society today, young people will be exposed to more exceedingly radical lifestyles and attitudes than have been typical for thousands of years.  An understanding of the theology of the body, the value of repentance, and the importance of forgiveness for one’s spiritual and psychological health are critical to such vocational thinking.  So too are the basic Christian and Catholic teachings from the gospel and how these apply to whatever one’s state is to be in life.  Even such things as sexual ethics, natural law and the fruits of work and healthy relationships are necessary topics for study and reflection though they are not thought of as such in today’s culture.  Whatever one thinks of from the hopeful vantage point of youth as a promising way to spend one’s life, it will be even more "promising" when placed in the proper context of reflection upon one’s spirituality, desire for holines, and the relation of one’s companions, one's work, and one's leisure to enduring Christian and Catholic principles.

At The Christian Book Corner (t-CBC.com) we are pleased to be able to provide you with a wide variety of materials to assist and accompany you and other discerning young people on this journey into your very promising future.  Our books, videos and cds have been especially chosen and reviewed for their fitness as guides and resources along your way.  Always available at discounted prices, you will find our products valuable aids to forming the proper attitudes toward life's true rewards, thus making the journey to our true home more pleasant and ultimately more joy filled.

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"Knights of Columbus" Rosary"Knights of Columbus" RosaryThis sturdy hand-crafted very masculine rosary features a Center with the Knights of Columbus symbol and the Blessed Pope John Paul II Papal Crucifix.  
Called to LifeCalled to LifeA complete and fulfilled life is much more assured when we stop trying to chart our own course, when we realize that we are essentially creatures called by God. In Called To Life Fr. Jacques Philippe describes how such "calls" take place: the events of life, the Word of God in Scripture, and interior motions of the Holy Spirit.
Created for GreatnessCreated for GreatnessMagnanimity is a virtue capable of setting the tone of your entire life, transforming it, giving it new meaning and leading to the flourishing of your personality. Complete with practical steps and points for personal examination, this book will not only inspire you, but will place you firmly on the path to a more magnanimous life.
Father, The Family ProtectorFather, The Family ProtectorThrough countless conversations with fathers and mothers during his twenty years as an educator, James Stenson made it his business to know hundreds of families intimately, studying their family lives and watching their children grow into maturity -- very often successfully, but sometimes not.  The resulting book is a distillation of the wisdom of fatherhood.
Finding GraceFinding GraceComing of age and falling deeply in love for the first time in the early 1970's -- in the wake of the 60's "sexual revolution" and the historic Roe v. Wade decision -- presents true challenges for young people who are trying to live chastely. In this engaging novel, the 13 yr old Grace realizes that without the help of God, the Blessed Mother, and all the saints in Heaven, navigating the thorny path to sainthood would be an almost insurmountable task.
Fr. Jacques Philippe SetFr. Jacques Philippe SetWith over 500,000 copies sold in 18 languages, Fr. Philippe's writings on themes such as prayer, interior freedom, and peace of heart have become modern classics of Catholic spirituality.  Each one is a gem in its own right. This collection of all seven titles will provide food for your prayer and spiritual life for many years to come. 
Furrow (pocket edition)Furrow (pocket edition)Like The WayFurrow is the fruit of St. Josemaría’s rich interior life and extensive experience as a pastor.  Aphoristic and perfect for meditation, Furrow was written in order to encourage and ease personal prayer.
Grain of WheatGrain of WheatSet in the second century of the early Christian Church, Grain of Wheat  takes you into the heroic lives of the early Christians. Along the way, it shows the beauty and dignity of the Christian family, along with the power of the vocation to celibacy — a charism lived not only by priests and bishops, but by many of the lay faithful. These brave men and women, both single and married, followed Christ and spread his Kingdom while remaining in society..
Help My Unbelief!Help My Unbelief!Rooted in the great mystery of God, the Christian life requires a multitude of virtues, the most primary of which is faith. For it is only with faith that one’s mind, will, imagination—indeed one’s entire being—can be directed unequivocally toward God, through Christ. That process is not a quick or an easy one!  Yet the benefits of true faith are not only for one’s own salvation, but also for that of the whole Church.
Interior FreedomInterior FreedomAuthor Jacques Philippe develops a simple but important theme: we gain possession of our interior freedom in exact proportion to our growth in faith, hope, and love. He explains that the dynamism between these three theological virtues is the heart of the spiritual life, and he underlines the key role of the virtue of hope in our inner growth.
It's So You!It's So You!The woman with personal style can wink at the fashion world. Her clothes flatter her and boost her self-confidence because she knows the difference between style and fashion. It's So You! helps you think through your own fashion needs, to become a woman whose dignity and elegance command respect.
MarcusMarcusA few weeks after his sister Junia is executed in the Amphitheater for the crime of becoming a Christian, Marcus is nearly run over by a reckless charioteer. A young passerby, a Samarian, instinctively throws him out of the path of danger, and through this selfless act of a stranger Marcus begins to perceive a new world based on truth and love -- but a world beset with dangers.
Mother Teresa: In the Shadow of Our LadyMother Teresa: In the Shadow of Our Lady

"Stay very close to Our Lady. If you do this, you can do great things for God and the good of people." As it was for Mother Teresa, so it can be for the rest of us. By standing close to Our Lady we find the grace and courage. Summon the powerful presence and aid of Our Lady by following the example of Mother Teresa.

Stage RightStage RightBroadway star and lifelong Christian Joan Roberts testifies to her personal and professional history of "struggle for integrity in the arts and entertainment business," speaking from the perspective of faith and writing intentionally for the sake of young artists who will inevitably face similar challenges now and in the future.  
The BetrothedThe BetrothedSet in 17th century Milan, this famous novel's centripetal force is the simple story of a betrothed couple whose forthcoming wedding is halted by a lusting noble's dubious designs.   Manzoni takes the reader through war, famine, plague, and riot, corrupt prelates and humble priests, as the betrothed young people who have been wrest asunder by a rich man's evil designs thirst for reunification. A panoramic meditation on politics, power, and pain, this novel is above all dramatic proof of love's final triumph -- a triumph that cannot be wrought, in human affairs, without pain. 
The Book of JothamThe Book of JothamJotham is a mentally challenged man-child who, with the other apostles, follows Jesus as he carries out his earthly ministry and experiences death by crucifixion, resurrection, and ascension. Yet the other apostles—the dedicated Mary, Peter, Thomas, and the rest—while they care for Jotham and look out for him, don’t understand why Jesus loves him so.  2012 Tuscany Prize winning novella.
The Book ThiefThe Book Thief
It is 1939. Nazi Germany. The country is holding its breath. Death has never been busier, and will become busier still ... Markus Zusak's unforgettable story for young adults is about the ability of books to feed the soul.
The Letters of Magdalen MontagueThe Letters of Magdalen MontagueThis novella boldly addresses themes of grace, faith, evil, sacrifice, spiritual exile, martyrdom of the everyday, and the redemptive power of narrative, all mediated through the deftly-wielded pen of the protagonist. Drawing largely on the traditions of Decadent literature, The Letters of Magdalen Montague presents a profound portrait of humanity's quest for God.
The Radiance of BeingThe Radiance of BeingConversant with Islam, Buddhism, non-dualist traditions, as well as myriad mystical elements and esoteric currents within Christianity, the author builds a brilliant symphonic work whose master theme is the Trinity. To the urgent questions asked—in response to the crises besetting the modern world—about the nature of reality and the meaning of existence, of what it means to be human, Stratford Caldecott puts forward a clear and compelling answer in language accessible to all: Being is radiant because it is a gift, not only from the Trinity, but also within the Trinity itself; and, in the end, the meaning of existence is love.
The Way (pocket edition)The Way (pocket edition)Beloved by millions, The Way by Opus Dei founder St. Josemaría Escriva is a spiritually rich collection of points for meditation and prayer. Genial but to the heart, The Way is born out of deep Christian experience and aims at encouraging people to love God and live for Him.
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