FROM THE ANGEL'S BLACKBOARD by Fulton Sheen ($14.95)*


Subtitled: "The Best of Fulton J. Sheen". Divided into three sections - Mind, Heart and Spirit - these special texts are a testament to Sheen's own tenacity, which won him a loyal worldwide following. 256 pp.

Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen (1895-1979) is arguably this century's most widely acclaimed and best-loved Roman Catholic prelate. A master of the media, spiritual leader, and witty, literate, urbane teacher, Sheen had a far-ranging impact on American culture. There remains in his spoken and written words a keen insight into the universal human condition, and the universal quest for the Divine in the ordinary.

In recognition of the 100th anniversary of his birth, this compendium presents his finest and most enduring messages of counsel, widsom, and spiritual healing. Drawn from over thirty of his bestselling books, as well as Life is Worth Living, his enormously popular 1950's television series, From the Angel's Blackboard brings together dozens of essays and reflections on a wide range of timely and interesting topics.

"Archbishop Sheen was a gifted and well-loved writer, orator and early television personality whose weekly show, Life Is Worth Living, ran on ABC-TV and radio from 1951 to 1957, reaching an estimated 30 million viewers before it stopped and making Sheen one of the most popular personalities in mid-20th century America. Now, in honor of the centennial of his birth, the Archbishop's work is being commemorated by a compilation of selected materials from his published essays and television scripts. Divided into three categories (Mind, Heart, Spirit), these pieces cut deeply and honestly to the heart of the reader. This is a powerful selection. It should be savored not only by those who remember enjoying Sheen but also by all who would like simply to read something excellent." - The Critics Publisher's Weekly

"Forty years ago, one of the most popular figures on television was a Roman Catholic bishop, Fulton J. Sheen. A prolific author and an inveterate popularizer of Catholic dogma, Sheen reached into the hearts and souls of millions with his messages of practical spiritual help. This collection draws upon Sheen's many works to offer up the bishop's advice to a new generation. Here we find guidance on, among other issues, practicing charity, understanding and engaging the depths of love, and finding lasting happiness. Sheen's sparkling wit and incisive intellect make these pieces treasures to be collected." - Library Journal

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