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La historia extraordinaria de la Madre Angélica, fundadora de la multimillonaria Cadena de Televisión Eternal World y "la católica más influyente de Estados Unidos", según la revista Time. En 1981, un año después de que Ted Turner creara CNN, una sencilla monja, sólo con sus instintos empresariales y doscientos dólares, fundó en el garaje de un monasterio de Birmingham, Alabama, lo que se convertiría en el imperio religioso de medios de difusión más grande del mundo. Bajo su guía, la Cadena de Televisión Eternal World (EWTN) creció a un ritmo asombroso, tanto en número de televidentes como en influencia, hasta el punto de que ahora llega a más de cien millones de televidentes en cientos de países de todo el mundo. Nacida como Rita Rizzo en Canton, Ohio, en 1923, la Madre Angélica fue abandonada por su padre y criada en la pobreza por una madre que padecía de depresión. De joven, Rita sufrió fuertes dolores abdominales que los médicos pensaron que se debían a un "problema de los nervios", pero sus síntomas desaparecieron cuando una mística de su localidad rezó por ella. Al darse cuenta del poder de la oración, Rita juró dedicar su vida a Dios y se hizo monja de clausura, con la esperanza de pasar toda su existencia lejos del mundo. Pero muy pronto, la fe de Rita la impulsó a realizar obras increíbles, desde establecer un monasterio en Alabama hasta dar inicio a la primera cadena católica de televisión por cable. Confiando únicamente en "la providencia de Dios", la Madre Angélica construyó un imperio sin prestar atención a presupuestos ni a campañas de recaudación, y logró lo que ni los más altos prelados de la Iglesia Católica habían logrado hacer.Raymond Arroyo combina su objetividad periodística y su habilidad para captar los detalles en los más de cinco años de entrevistas exclusivas con la Madre Angélica, para traernos esta increíble historia. En su narración, Arroyo sigue el tortuoso ascenso al éxito de la Madre y saca a la luz por primera vez la feroz oposición que ella enfrentó, tanto dentro como fuera de la Iglesia Católica. Esta es una inspiradora historia de supervivencia y una prueba de que la fe de una mujer puede mover mucho más que montañas.From the Trade Paperback edition.
The extraordinary saga of Mother Angelica, founder of the multimillion-dollar Eternal Word Television Network and "the most influential Catholic woman in America" according to Time magazineIn 1981, the year after Ted Turner founded CNN, a simple nun, using merely her entrepreneurial instincts and $200, launched what would become the world's largest religious media empire in the garage of a Birmingham, Alabama, monastery. Under her guidance, the Eternal Word Television Network grew at a staggering pace, both in viewership and in influence, to where it now reaches over a hundred million viewers in hundreds of countries around the globe.Born Rita Rizzo in Canton, Ohio, in 1923, Mother Angelica was abandoned by her father and raised in poverty by a mother who suffered from suicidal depressions. As a young woman, Rita developed severe abdominal pain that doctors dismissed as a "nervous condition," but when she sought the prayers of a local mystic, her symptoms disappeared. Awakened to the power of prayer, she vowed to dedicate her life to God and became a cloistered nun, expecting to spend her life hidden from the world. But Rita's faith soon compelled her to unlikely endeavors, from establishing a monastery in Alabama to starting the world's first Catholic cable network. Relying solely on "God's providence," Mother Angelica built an empire without concern for budgets or fund-raising campaigns, achieving what even the highest levels of the Catholic Church had been unable to do. Raymond Arroyo combines his journalist's objectivity and eye for detail with more than five years of exclusive interviews with Mother Angelica. He traces Mother Angelica's tortured rise to success and exposes for the first time the fierce opposition she faced, both inside and outside of her church. It is an inspiring story of survival and proof that one woman's faith can move more than mountains.From the Hardcover edition.
"Even now, I still meet with Mother in memory and in spirit. And though I miss her physical presence, the writing of this work has allowed me to once again spend long hours with her and share her essence with others. This final book in the canon captures the last bittersweet years of a faithful woman who, in her grand silence and through her pain, touched more lives and did more good than anyone imagined. It also gives us an opportunity to have one last visit with the sister we called 'Mother.'" - Raymond Arroyo For more than a decade, the beloved, wise cracking nun who founded EWTN, the world's largest religious media empire, was confined to her cell at Our Lady of the Angels Monastery in Hanceville, Alabama. Though Mother Angelica is still seen and heard by millions each week in reruns on seven continents, the private drama within her monastery, her personal supernatural encounters, and the prolonged suffering she endured has remained hidden. Until now. In a moving, dramatic conclusion to his four New York Times bestselling Mother Angelica books, Raymond Arroyo completes the saga of this singular nun with his most intimate book yet. Here are Mother Angelica's spiritual battles in her cell--including encounters with the devil. Revealed for the first time is the personal request Mother made of God--which sheds light on her long silence. Here are the unrevealed episodes of hilarity and inspiration; from playing possum (to avoid undesirable visitors to her room), to undertaking a secret trip to the far East, to blessing her nuns as they leave her care to create new monasteries, Mother Angelica's spunky spirit shines through the narrative. Mother Angelica Her Grand Silence, the touching, climactic coda to the Mother Angelica canon also offers readers the personal testimonies of people around the world who were spiritually transformed by Mother during her long public absence. And for the first time, the author writes movingly of his personal relationship with Mother--the highs and the lows. Eleven years after the release of the definitive biography of Mother Angelica, audiences want to know the rest of her story. This is it.From the Hardcover edition.
Very practical guideance for every day living with the Lord. "Mother Angelica fervently believed in maintaining an eternal perspective for everyday living; a constant awareness that we must account for our actions in this life, and that a final judgment awaits each of us. Of course she put it more succinctly: Everyone drags his own carcass to market. So be careful."
Mother Angelica, born Rita Rizzo in 1923 and founder of the Eternal Word Television Network as well as the Poor Clare Convent of Our Lady of the Angels in Alabama, could be the nun sent down by the Central Casting Office: strict, folksy, and wary of high talk and big ideas. Through her long-popular TV broadcasts (still to be seen in repeat on her program) and her many publications, Mother Angelica has exerted a powerful influence in the United States and across the world as a voice of conventional and conservative Catholicism. After Mother Angelica suffered a series of strokes in the early 2000s, Arroyo began to assemble and edit some of her unpublished writings. Her interest in Scripture is unusual for a Poor Clare (not one of the "learned" orders), but she would doubtless be proud to concede that her readings and her spirituality alike are unsophisticated. This companion volume to Arroyo's "Mother Angelica's Little Book of Life Lessons" is likely to appeal to the same broad audience. [See Prepub Alert, "LJ" 6/1/08. ] Copyright 2008 Reed Business Information.
While Laura Ingraham was walking through a Northern Virginia shopping mall one Saturday afternoon, it all became clear to her. Everywhere she turned, she saw signs of the impending disaster: zombie teens texting each other across a cafÉ table; a man having his eyebrows threaded at a kiosk; a fiftyish woman shoe-horned into a tube top and skinny jeans; and a storefront ad featuring a Victoria's Secret model spilling out of her push-up bra and into the faces of young passersby. Ingraham wondered to herself, "Is this it? Is this what our forefathers fought for? What my parents struggled for? I wonder if Victoria's Secret is still having that two-for-one sale?" A menacing force surrounds us. We see it, we feel it, we know it. The country we love is in grave peril. While politicians and "experts" prattle on about the debt crisis at home, and terrorism abroad, a more insidious homegrown threat is emerging. It endangers our future and undermines our present. The uncomfortable truth is: We have become our own worst enemy. The culture we have created is now turning on us. We're on the verge of drowning in our ignorance, arrogance, gluttony . . . can you believe there are only three shots of vanilla in a Caramel Macchiato?!? Now in an act of patriotic intervention the most-listened-to woman in talk radio casts her satirical eye upon all that ails American society. In this sharp-witted, comic romp, Laura Ingraham takes you on a guided tour through ten levels of our cultural hell. You know we're in trouble when . . . * Airplane seats shrink--just as the passengers expand. * Celebrity baby names go from the peculiar (Apple, Stetson, and Daisy Boo) to the pathetic (Bamboo, Blanket, and Bronx). * People meticulously tend their virtual crops on Farmville, while their children eat takeout. * "Breaking News" usually means it happened yesterday. * The weddings last longer than the marriages. * Facebook has become a verb and reading has become an ancient art form. Of Thee I Zing is cultural commentary too funny to ignore, igniting a national conversation long past due. America, your cultural recovery begins here.
For the first time, you can pray with a woman who has transformed the lives of millions around the world.This precious collection gives readers a chance to experience the personal, daily, spiritual practice of Mother Angelica. Seen by millions each day on the television network she founded, Mother Angelica is one of the most trusted and beloved religious figures of our time. Her words of wisdom about the spiritual life have been broadcast throughout the world on EWTN and have become New York Times bestselling books. For Mother the act of prayer is an unceasing daily conversation with the Divine--one that has been a source of inspiration and solace for nearly seven decades. Now Mother Angelica shares a lifetime of her private prayers and devotions so that you can experience and utter the very words that have shaped her incredible life.This treasury of material, much of it never before published, includes:* A complete prayer journal composed during Mother's personal dark night of the soul* Handwritten meditations offered to her sisters* Two moving versions of the Stations of the Cross composed for her community* Devotions and petitions from her early religious lifeThroughout, Mother Angelica's humor, warmth, and wisdom shine through. More than a collection of prayers, this special volume is an intimate portrait of one of the world's great women of faith. For devoted fans of Mother Angelica as well as for those just coming to know her, this inspiring guide will be a cherished companion along each step of the path to holiness.From the Hardcover edition.
Fans of Rick Riordan's Percy Jackson and the Olympians and Peter Lerangis's Seven Wonders series will embrace this first epic adventure in a rollicking new series by a New York Times bestselling author. Will Wilder is a mischievous, headstrong twelve-year-old with an otherworldly gift--he alone can see the nefarious creatures encroaching on Perilous Falls. For nearly a century, a sacred relic has protected his hometown from the raging waters surrounding it. But when Will "borrows" the relic for his own purposes, he accidentally unleashes an ancient evil. As boats sink and hideous creatures crawl from the rising waters, Will must set things right before it is too late. With the help of his sweet (if lethal) Great Aunt Lucille, the curator of a museum of powerful artifacts, Will proves that the actions of one twelve-year-old boy can change the world. Praise for Will Wilder: The Relic of Perilous Falls * "Suspense, adventure, humor, a compelling story, and characters that fired my imagination. Great fun and great frights." --Dean Koontz, #1 New York Times bestselling author* "You'll love this wild and thrilling tale. It DOES NOT STOP!" -- Dave Barry, #1 New York Times bestselling author * "Will Wilder is a brand-new, refreshing, entertaining, intrepid young hero who magically combines humor and genuine suspense. And I love Great Aunt Lucille!" --Mary Higgins Clark, New York Times bestselling author and "Queen of Suspense" * "Laugh-out-loud humor, palpitation-inducing suspense, and cliffhangers galore await readers young and old. Who knew the battle between good and evil could be so much fun?" --William Peter Blatty, author of The Exorcist * "Monsters! Prophecies! Ancient relics! This is a wildly inventive book, and Will Wilder is just the kind of hero you want when the small town of Perilous Falls turns out to be the most important place in the universe." --Frank Cottrell Boyce, author of Millions and Cosmic From the Hardcover edition.
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