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Peter Kreeft Book Giveaway!

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“Find out how much God has given you and from it take what you need; the remainder is needed by others.” – St. Augustine

 
Since I’ve built up a large collection of extra books and resources, every week I give some away absolutely free, no strings attached. Each giveaway lasts seven days with a new one beginning every Friday. You can enter any time during the week. Check out my past giveaways here.

Today I’m giving away THREE copies of Peter Kreeft’s newest book, Practical Theology.
 


Practical Theology: Spiritual Direction from St. Thomas Aquinas

by Peter Kreeft
Ignatius Press, 376 pages, paperback
 
 
Practical-singleFrom a lifetime of studying the writings of St. Thomas Aquinas, popular author Peter Kreeft says that his amazement has continually increased not only at Aquinas’ theoretical, philosophical brilliance and sanity, but also at his personal, practical wisdom, his “existential bite.” Yet this second dimension of St. Thomas has usually been eclipsed by the other. Kreeft wrote this book to help bring that sun out from its eclipse. He provides easily digestible samples of the religious wisdom of Aquinas.

Here are 359 pieces of wisdom from St. Thomas’s masterpiece, the Summa Theologiae, which Kreeft says “are literally more valuable than all the kingdoms of this world because they will help you to attain ‘the one thing needful,’ or ‘the greatest good’ “, the ultimate end and purpose and meaning of life. Three of its names are “being a saint,” “beatitude” (“supreme happiness”) and “union with God.” That was the principle for Kreeft in choosing which passages to use: do they help you to attain your ultimate end – sanctity, happiness, union with God? St. Thomas would have agreed with writer Leon Bloy, who often wrote that in the end “there is only one tragedy in life: not to have been a saint”.

These 359 gold nuggets have helped Kreeft in the struggles of real life, to live in the real world, to grow closer to the Lord, and he hopes they will do the same for his readers. After each passage directly from Aquinas, Kreeft provides brief spiritual commentary to help explain it and apply it – practical, personal, existential, “livable” thoughts.

He has framed these readings as answers to questions that people actually ask their spiritual directors. Each answer is taken word for word from Aquinas.

Among the many topics Aquinas and Kreeft cover here include:

  • The problem of evil
  • Interpreting the Bible
  • Love vs. knowledge
  • Reconciling justice and mercy
  • Human freedom and divine grace
  • Angels and demons
  • The need for theology
  • Predestination and free will
  • Three kinds of goods

 


 
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The winner(s) will be randomly selected next Friday and the books will be sent out, free of charge, shortly thereafter.

In the future I’ll be giving away more books and resources, sometimes multiple items per giveaway! So subscribe via feed reader or email to ensure you never miss your chance to win.

(Since I’m covering the shipping costs, only residents within the continental United States are eligible to win.)

  • Chris

    I have always enjoyed Prof. Kreeft and his work on Aquinas. Am looking forward to an audio version.

  • tombucko

    Spiritual direction from Aquinas via Kreeft!

  • Moya

    I think that these are the kind of books I need to start my new year, and new me

  • Christi

    One can’t know enough about Aquinas . Have a blessed Christmas everyone!

  • LionelAndrades

    Peter Kreeft makes the familiar error on theology. His soteriology and ecclesiolgy is based on an irratioonality.
    Based on an irrationality you have created a theology
    http://eucharistandmission.blogspot.it/2014/12/based-on-irrationality-you-have-created.html

  • misterheche

    Another nice giveaway!!!

  • Reuben Andrew Herrle

    Looks great!

  • James-Brenna LeBert

    Love Peter Kreeft and St. Thomas Aquinas!!

  • Jeff Walczak

    I hope I win..

  • Nick

    I would love to read this book

  • Karen Head

    love to have

  • Karen

    Looks like a great book.

  • Benoit Meyrieux

    Love Aquinas and love Kreeft: perfect Christmas gift!

  • Bethie McCarthy

    Love his books!

  • T Krempski

    My daughter has to read some of the Summa next year as a senior in high school. I think this would be great preparation.

  • Ronan Niaga

    Wow this is a wonderful giveaway. Thomas Aquinas in a nutshell by Peter Kreeft.

  • Sean

    Because St. Thomas is the tops!

  • Lisa H.

    My daughter love St. Thomas, this will be an awesome graduation present!!

  • tammy

    I’m an RCIA sponsor, I need to be able to answer any question!

  • Kevin Noles

    I am a big fan of both Peter Kreeft and St. Thomas Aquinas

  • Joan

    I’ve always wanted to read about Thomas Aquinas.

  • Bradford Jouty

    I took a class on Aquinas this past semester and this book would be an awesome continuation of that!

  • Bradford Jouty

    I took a class on Aquinas this past semester and this book would be an awesome continuation of that!

  • David Matias

    Would be helpful as I have yet to find a spiritual director.

  • Roberta B.

    I would love to win a copy!

  • Jason

    Having started to read Fr. Barron’s book on Thomas Aquinas this would go right along with it!

  • Jason

    Having started to read Fr. Barron’s book on Thomas Aquinas this would go right along with it!

  • Kathleen Carver

    Sounds like a good book.

  • Stephanie Brown

    Would like to learn more after doing a LifeNight on his 5 proofs of the existence of God

  • Gentillylace

    I think that Peter Kreeft would make St. Thomas Aquinas a lot easier to understand 🙂

  • Ernie Varrera

    Two words.. Peter Kreeft

  • Brian Mood

    Love Prof Kreeft!

  • Brian Mood

    Love Prof Kreeft!

  • Mike

    The Catholic C.S. Lewis of our day. Any book of his is indispensable to the formation in one’s growth in faith.

  • Reuben S.

    I’d like to read the book because Kreeft is always worth reading, especially when discussing Aquinas and when being practical. Also, I work for a Catholic high school; and I’m sure they’d love to have a copy!

  • Michael Myers

    … patiently waiting. 🙂

  • bev

    Looks interesting!

  • Bernie Schum

    Love Kreeft

  • Billy

    I love Dr Thomas

  • David Tran

    Definitely want to dig deeper into Thomas Aquinas.

  • Margaret Wurth

    Looks like a good book to read

  • Federico Medina Jr.

    I want a copy because I can use it!!!!!!!!!!!

  • John P. Maranto

    The more I know the better I can teach the faith to my sons and students.

  • mwittlans

    Love everything Peter Kreeft writes. Thank you!

  • Brandon Frizzell

    Peter Kreeft is a great author!

  • Brandon Frizzell

    Peter Kreeft is a great author!

  • Debbie Warila

    I’d love to read this book so I can learn more about St. Thomas Aquinas.

  • Rob

    Because, who doesn’t want to be a saint?

  • JoAnn Turner

    Anything by Peter Kreeft has got to be excellent! Would love to share with my class!

  • Ryan

    I try to ingest as much as possible from Peter Kreeft. Simple and profound. Just like our faith.

  • Connie Naylor

    Everything that Peter Kreeft discusses in this book is something that every Catholic should have knowledge of. I look forward to the opportunity to read his book.

  • JUAN RUEDA

    Peter Kreeft regarded as one of the best

  • Timothy Black

    looking forward to reading this whether I win it or not

  • Mario

    As Catholics we are taught to use reason. Its written by Peter Kreeft. Do I need anymore reason than that?

  • Scott Peterson

    Dr. Kreeft is one of my favorite authors. And I like the subtitle – I can use all the help I can get to work towards becoming saintly!

  • Sam

    Lookin forward to thinking about the pastoral ramifications of scholastic theology! And Kreeft is awesome:-)

  • Corey Swope

    Just recently started reading Peter Kreeft’s books and this one looks awesome!

  • Matthew

    I’ve read articles and responses written by Peter Kreeft online, but never an entire book, and I’ve heard great things about this one, so I would love the opportunity to read it.

  • Matthew

    I’ve read articles and responses written by Peter Kreeft online, but never an entire book, and I’ve heard great things about this one, so I would love the opportunity to read it.

  • Joanne

    i would love to have this, Peter Kreeft is great.

  • Joanne

    i would love to have this, Peter Kreeft is great.

  • Matt

    Looks like a great book!

  • diane_6LlR97VP6

    Kreeft, one of my favorite authors!

  • Nahomy Hernández

    Porter Kreeft books are awesomeeee!!!!

  • Nate Tartick

    awesome book.

  • veronika

    The Summa of the Summa was a wonderful help for me to get into the mind of Aquinas. I’d love to know how to apply what he teaches in my everyday life.

  • Jim

    I have much to learn…and St. Thomas has much to teach.

  • ME

    Love listening to Peter Kreeft on Catholic Answers

  • Mike Reid

    Peter Kreeft + Aquinas = Double brilliant!

  • I have a soft spot for St. Thomas Aquinas because he was the patron of my grade school. I’ve always wanted to read more about him.

  • Guadalupe Saldana

    Have on wish list.

  • Beautiful cover, excellent format, and it’s sold out at Eighth Day Books!! Like Blessed John Henry Newman, I have always sought for Christian dogma at the heart of devotion and worship.

  • Sarah @ Two Os Plus More

    Peter Kreeft and St. Thomas Aquinas are both house favorites. I would love to read this book, but I think my husband would love it even more.

  • Elizabeth Fiore

    Would love to win

  • Heather

    I’ve heard about this book, and I would love to win a copy!

  • Sara

    I’m in the process of preparing for consecrated life!

  • Alicia

    I would love this book!! One of my students showed up with this yesterday in class… now I’m jealous, haha!

  • Alicia

    I would love this book!! One of my students showed up with this yesterday in class… now I’m jealous, haha!

  • Monu Charles

    Good exposure to Aquinas.

  • Monu Charles

    Good exposure to Aquinas.

  • Wil Charles

    Looks helpful.

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