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End of the Present World, The
By author: Fr. Charles Arminjon   Translators: Susan Conroy, Peter McEnerny

Pages: 336
ISBN: 978-1-933184-38-8
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Mystery book on ‘End Times’ reappears!

"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!

 

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by patti
on 2/13/2014
A must read for every soul that wishes to grow in holiness
This book is outstanding!!!!! Buy it for yourself and tell your family and friends about it. With the times we are living in,and the world's view of living for the here and now, this book puts it all into perspective. What really matters is not the time we spend here which is limited, but eternity which is everlasting. It will help you make sense of the suffering and pain we endure in this life so as to spend our eternity with Him who is all love! Please, get this book and give it to others!
by Antonio CB
on 2/13/2014
Catholicism at its best
This is an excellent book, it tells me the in a very explicit way what the catholic religion is all about; the saving of souls, the ability or the desire to reach the goal of being worthy of eternal life, and to follow Jesus' footsetps. It just supports what I was being taught since I was a child; to bear misfortune or difficulties with patience (which is very difficult to achieve), have charity to all the living and dead, the importance of one's soul compared with the wordly goods. But most importantly, it shows that the signs of apostasy (wich are very much clear today with the current state of the church, the persecution of the clergy in Orissa, India,the rampant materialism, the worship of the senses either through sensual satisfaction, food, etc., and the desire to have an easy earthly life) was already happening during Father Charles Arminjon time.
by Kevin
on 2/1/2013
A compelling page turner
So much ado and hype has been made about the End of Days, the Antichrist, the Great Tribulation, and the Mark of the Beast that today's faithful Catholic is left to sort out truth from fiction with precious little guidance.  This book sifts it out with teachings from Scripture, the Church Fathers, and other saints.

Sure, it scared the Little Flower into the convent and this reader into the nearest confessional, but besides that it was an engrossing and fascinating read. For the world, inevitable great and terrible things lie in wait. The Evil One will enjoy his peak of glory on this earth, seducing many while the good suffer greatly before his ultimate defeat by the glorious triumphant final return of Jesus Christ. Find out how that unfolds and what signs to look for in this book.
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1. The End of the World: The Signs That Will Precede It and the Circumstances That Will Accompany It

2. The Persecution by the Antichrist and the Conversion of the Jews

3.The Resurrection of the Dead and the General Judgment

4. The Place of Immortal Life and the State of Glorified Bodies After the Resurrection

5. Purgatory

6. Eternal Punishment and the Unfortunate Destiny

7. Eternal Beatitude and the Supernatural Vision of God

8. Christian Sacrifice, the Means of Redemption

9. The Mystery of Suffering in its Relationship with the Future Life




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