Not without parables: Stories of yesterday, today, and eternity

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These stories are alive with God! Published long before the "Chicken Soup For The Soul" series, "Not Without Parables" far surpasses it with profoundly REAL stories that touch not just surface emotions -- but penetrate deeply the depths of one's heart and soul...

A magic fireside of symbol and myth, of fantasy and stark reality. This book is not for Christians only. It is for every seeker who hasnt forgotten how to cry tears of joy or sadness. Who hasnt forgotten how to listen to a good story, especially a timeless love story.

In Part I of this extraordinary collection, Catherine brings us around the fireside of her childhood home in the Russia of old, where she sat wide-eyed at the feet of holy pilgrims who had knocked on her parents door asking for food and shelter on their way to and from shrines.

In Part II she takes us through the Blue Door of Madonna House into an inspiring world of ordinary miracles, peopled by such famous figures as Dorothy Day, Peter Maurin, Thomas Merton. Yet its true heroes are unforgettable people who perhaps never found fame, but found glory. The German Jew, the communist, the homeless men who became priests, the prostitute who discovered herself kneeling at Jesus feet, and more.

In Part III we find out how things get better, as Lady Avarice grows Bountiful, Pity turns to Love, Sorrow becomes Joy, Pride becomes Humble, and Prudence becomes gloriously Imprudent.

Look with new eyes at the people and events we encounter each day!

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About the Author:

Catherine Doherty used her heritage as a Russian Christian as a matrix for responding to the needs of Christian life and work in the modern world. Her own personal pilgrimage led her to be poor with the poor Christ in the slums of Toronto and in Harlem; and later to the establishing of the world-wide Madonna House Apostolate. A dedicated wife and mother, Catherine was also a prolific writer of hundreds of articles, a best-selling author of dozens of books, a renowned national speaker, and a pioneer of social justice. Catherine Doherty s cause for canonization as a saint is now under consideration by the Catholic Church.

Review:

Catherine Doherty is a master storyteller; the reader glimpses the richness of Eastern thought and expression. Though the characters and settings vary, the mysterious presence of God is always felt. These stories help us to view our own lives with deeper faith and to see the divine spark shining just beneath the surface. They gently urge us to look anew at the people and events we encounter every day. --Ave Maria Press

Well written... for a readership from junior high student to senior citizen. Catherine Doherty s writings sparkle with her deep love of God and man. --Sr. Teresa Rigel, C.S.J., in Sisters Today

Deeply moving, stimulating, fascinating; the incidents come alive. The entire volume is a gem. --Br. Patrick Hart, in Contemplative Review

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