End of the Present World and the Mysteries of the Future Life

End of the Present World and the Mysteries of the Future Life

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"Reading this book was one of the greatest graces of my life!"
-- St. Thérèse of Lisieux

It's one of those books that come out of nowhere -- almost literally -- just when the world needs it most.

Is it all correct -- what it reveals about the future, both for the world and the soul? From the vantage point of earth, who can say? It is written by a human.

But a great saint -- Thérèse of Lisieux -- was so taken by this book that it spurred her entry into the convent. "Reading this book was one of the greatest graces of my life," she says in her autobiography. "The impression I received from it is too sweet to express. All the great truths of religion and the mysteries of eternity plunged into my soul a happiness not of this earth."

Completed in 1881 by an aged French priest, this remarkable book surfaced long enough to draw Thérèse into the convent and then, for more than a century, plunged back into obscurity.

Now we offer you the very first English translation of this hope-filled, chilling work.

In it, Fr. Arminjon gets right to the point: "The end of the world, Christ says, will come when the human race, sunk in the depths of indifference, is far from thinking about punishment and justice. It will be as in the days of Noah, when men lived without a care, built luxurious homes, and mocked Noah as he built his ark."

"Civilization will be at its zenith, markets overflowing with money, and stocks will never have been higher. Mankind, wallowing in unprecedented material prosperity, will have ceased to hope for heaven. Crudely attached to pleasures, man will say 'My soul, you have goods to last for many years. Eat, drink and be merry.' "

Doesn't that sound eerily like America just a year or so ago?

Fr. Arminjon insists that we "steer clear of every perilous opinion and make no assertion that is not justified by Tradition and the doctrine of the Fathers." Yet it's precisely his sober reliance on Scripture and Tradition that makes this book so convincing . . . and so chilling!

But Fr. Arminjon doesn't merely sketch the darkness ahead; he also shows how Jesus will fill that darkness with light; and he details the rich bounty Christ has in store for all who stay faithful.

That's what caught Thérèse up in such fervent love of God, nourished her impatience for Heaven, and confirmed her decision to choose a life wholly consecrated to Divine Love.

The End of the Present World and the Mysteries of the Future Life: let it show you how to read the signs of the times and prepare you to bear yourself as a Christian (as it did Thérèse) . . . no matter what the future holds!

Product Details

BN ID: 2940014711043
Publisher: Sophia Institute Press
Publication date: 06/01/2012
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 336
Sales rank: 159,866
File size: 840 KB

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End of the Present World and the Mysteries of the Future Life 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
D_Nare More than 1 year ago
The End of the Present World and the Mysteries of the future life written by Father Charles Arminjon is one of those books we can refer through our life for proper guidance. This book has it all, end of the world, the Antichrist, return of the Christ, purgatory, eternal beatitude and everything you ever wanted to know about. It not only prepares us for the end but also gives out points to inhabit in our life, featuring chapters of perpetuity. Every page of this book makes sense and helps us to realize what really matters to us. Since helping the poor to dealing the tough times with faith, it set up the behavior which upon following will provide us our ultimate goal. This book in a very clear way portrays how to follow the footsteps of Jesus and be worthy of the eternal life. This book helps us to detach from the temporary materialistic pleasure and connects us with the beautiful and everlasting life with Him. St. Therese of Lisieux has quoted this book as one of the greatest graces she received in her life. I received this book for review from Sophia Institute Press. I would recommend this book to anyone who wants to know everything about catholic religion.
Loyal_Servant More than 1 year ago
You'll enjoy this book if you're into the book of revelations or just want to know what God has in mind for the future of the earth. Read this book and be prepared. It is a slightly hard read but worth the effort.
ChooChoosnme on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Great book. This is the book that rocked St. Terese of Lisieux. Chapters 7 and 9 are worth the price of the book. This is a marvelous book. The translator did a great job of translating the original French into English that is very readable. I loved this book and learned a lot.
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