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From White Supremacist to Catholic Writer

From White Supremacist to Catholic Writer

Joseph Pearce, an accomplished writer best known for his literary biographies, tells of his own conversion from disillusioned, hate-filled young man to committed follower of Christ. Here he presents his early life, which included a stint in a skinhead band, white supremacist activity, violent demonstrations, and time spent in prison, and how he eventually embraced God’s grace and mercy. Joseph is one of the most prolific Catholic authors of our time and now serves as senior editor for the Augustine Institute.

 

I grew up with a brother and friends who listened to the punk band that Joseph Pearce sang in. I witnessed and was also pulled in by dark forces in my adolescence as a result of family and cultural dysfunction. As a young adult I danced back and forth with the Catholic faith of my childhood until my own life traumas and hurts finally brought me to my knees, and ultimately back to the pew. Joseph's CD shows us not only the power of our faith (and our faith COMMUNITY - our Catholic FAMILY) but allows us to understand how the forces of darkness work on the most vulnerable and how God's grace works to save us, sometimes through miraculous signs. I am buying this cd for some of the young men in my life/family who are desperately seeking intiation and a sense of belonging, and finding only shallow or unhealthy responses to this quest via the culture. The spiritual quest is the ultimate! And our Catholic faith is the richest tradtion to support our journey. Thank you Joseph Pearce for sharing your story! Alison - Bend, OR
Inspirational, Personal Growth, Conversion Stories
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Literature: What Every Catholic Should Know - Hardcover

Literature: What Every Catholic Should Know - Hardcover

Learn about everything from the Greek epics to Shakespeare’s plays to Tolkien’s famous trilogy. Visit Dante’s Italy, Cervantes’s Spain, Dostoevsky’s Russia, and Jane Austen’s England along the way.

Part of the What Every Catholic Should Know series, this book is an insightful introduction to the world’s rich depository of stories. It directs the reader back to The Story—the Story of Salvation History—because this is what great literature does. Great literature directs us back to the Storyteller, God himself. Allow Joseph Pearce to be your joyful guide on this brief pilgrimage through the literature every Catholic should know.


About the Author

Joseph Pearce is Director of Book Publishing at the Augustine Institute, editor of the St. Austin Review, and the author of books on Shakespeare, Tolkien, Chesterton, and other Christian literary figures.


About the Series

The new “What Every Catholic Should Know” series is intended for the average faithful Catholic who wants to know more about Catholic faith and culture. The authors in this series take a panoramic approach to the topic of each book aimed at a non-specialist but enthusiastic readership. Forthcoming titles planned for this series include: mercy, history, art, music, and philosophy.


Product Details

– 210 pages
– 5.25" x 8"
– Published 2019
– Paperback


Praise for Literature: What Every Catholic Should Know

“Joseph Pearce’s introduction to literature will be immediately valuable to homeschoolers and college freshmen, but also to the general reader who knows it is as important to know how to read as it is to know what to read.”

–Dutton Kearney, PhD,
Associate Professor of English,
Hillsdale College


“Learned and accessible, witty and wise, this volume should be a required textbook for every Catholic high school and college student and a must read for all who wish to mine the depths of truly Catholic literature.”

–Fr. Dwight Longenecker,
Blogger, speaker, and author of
The Romance of Religion: Fighting for Goodness, Truth, and Beauty


“This is an eloquent, keenly reasoned, aptly documented, and indisputably cogent book that belongs in every undergraduate library.”

–Philip C. Kolin, PhD,
Distinguished Professor of English (Emeritus)
University of Southern Mississippi

 
Personal Growth, What Every Catholic Should Know
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Literature: What Every Catholic Should Know- Paperback

Literature: What Every Catholic Should Know- Paperback

Learn about everything from the Greek epics to Shakespeare’s plays to Tolkien’s famous trilogy. Visit Dante’s Italy, Cervantes’s Spain, Dostoevsky’s Russia, and Jane Austen’s England along the way.

Part of the What Every Catholic Should Know series, this book is an insightful introduction to the world’s rich depository of stories. It directs the reader back to The Story—the Story of Salvation History—because this is what great literature does. Great literature directs us back to the Storyteller, God himself. Allow Joseph Pearce to be your joyful guide on this brief pilgrimage through the literature every Catholic should know.


About the Author

Joseph Pearce is Director of Book Publishing at the Augustine Institute, editor of the St. Austin Review, and the author of books on Shakespeare, Tolkien, Chesterton, and other Christian literary figures.


About the Series

The new “What Every Catholic Should Know” series is intended for the average faithful Catholic who wants to know more about Catholic faith and culture. The authors in this series take a panoramic approach to the topic of each book aimed at a non-specialist but enthusiastic readership. Forthcoming titles planned for this series include: mercy, history, art, music, and philosophy.


Product Details

– 210 pages
– 5.25" x 8"
– Published 2019
– Paperback


Praise for Literature: What Every Catholic Should Know

“Joseph Pearce’s introduction to literature will be immediately valuable to homeschoolers and college freshmen, but also to the general reader who knows it is as important to know how to read as it is to know what to read.”

–Dutton Kearney, PhD,
Associate Professor of English,
Hillsdale College


“Learned and accessible, witty and wise, this volume should be a required textbook for every Catholic high school and college student and a must read for all who wish to mine the depths of truly Catholic literature.”

–Fr. Dwight Longenecker,
Blogger, speaker, and author of
The Romance of Religion: Fighting for Goodness, Truth, and Beauty


“This is an eloquent, keenly reasoned, aptly documented, and indisputably cogent book that belongs in every undergraduate library.”

–Philip C. Kolin, PhD,
Distinguished Professor of English (Emeritus)
University of Southern Mississippi

 
Personal Growth, What Every Catholic Should Know
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Shakespeare the Catholic

Shakespeare the Catholic

Playwright. Poet. Actor. Catholic? Much has been studied and written about William Shakespeare, perhaps the greatest and most famous author in the English language. With compelling detail and wit, Joseph Pearce outlines the objective, documented, and historical evidence that both Shakespeare and his family were practicing Roman Catholics, who persevered in professing and promoting the faith even in the midst of great persecution. The evidence is staggering, and illumines a remarkable cultural opportunity for evangelization in a "post-Christian" world.

 
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Shakespeare the Catholic - Book

Shakespeare the Catholic - Book

Best-selling literary writer Joseph Pearce presents a stimulating and vivid biography of the world's most revered playwright and poet. Unabashedly provocative and sure to be controversial, this work strives to separate historical fact from fiction about the beloved Bard, arguing the case with scholarship, insight, and keen observation. Famous, yet almost unknown, Shakespeare is not only one of the greatest figures in human history, he is also one of the most elusive. Who was he? What were his beliefs? Can we really understand his plays if we don’t know the man who wrote them? These are some of the questions that are asked and answered in this gripping and engaging study. Shakespeare the Catholic claims that books about the Bard have got him totally wrong. They misread the man and misread his work. The true Shakespeare has eluded the grasp of the critics. Dealing with the facts of Shakespeare's life and times, Pearce's quest leads to the inescapable conclusion that Shakespeare was a believing Catholic living in very anti-Catholic times.


Product Details

– 212 Pages
– 2019
– Paperback

About the Author

Joseph Pearce is Director of Book Publishing at the Augustine Institute, editor of the St. Austin Review, and the author of books on Shakespeare, Tolkien, Chesterton, and other Christian literary figures.


Praise for Shakespeare the Catholic

“Pearce has gone back in Shakespeare the Catholic” to this greatest of English Catholics, showing precisely how Shakespeare's greatness consists in his hidden Catholicism. This is a book that bodes well to proving a literary masterpiece.
— Peter Milward, S.J., Author, Shakespeare the Papist

“Pearce writes with historical insight on one hand and poetic imagination on the other. Perhaps our greatest living biographer, Pearce has the uncanny ability to get into the minds, hopes, fears, and motivations of his subjects.”
— Bradley J. Birzer, Ph.D., Author, J.R.R. Tolkien's Sanctifying Myth

 
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Understanding The Lord of the Rings as a Catholic Book

Understanding The Lord of the Rings as a Catholic Book

Joseph Pearce, a prolific writer best known for his outstanding literary biographies, reveals in detail how J.R.R. Tolkien’s famous work, The Lord of the Rings, is at its core a Catholic work. Through linguistic clues and analysis of its characters, he explains the spiritual and theological depth of this masterpiece of English literature. With humor and clarity, Joseph shows the brilliance of Tolkien and offers all Christians a topic with which to engage others in conversation about our great Faith.

 

I love The Lord of the Rings and this is a great talk. Porter (age 12) - Arvada, CO
Biblical Truths, Personal Growth
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