Books Available for Purchase

 


i

Avoiding Bitterness in Suffering: How our Heroes in the Faith found Hope amid Sorrow:

When Ronda Chervin's son, Charles, ended his own life, he did so believing that it is pointless to endure inevitable suffering.

In the wake of Charles's death, Dr. Chervin set out to discover some of the most basic - but all too often misunderstood - answers to why God allows us to suffer, and how we can bear it with perseverance and hope.

This title is available in paperback and digital formats from the Sophia Institute, here, and from Amazon, here.

Note: This book is a reprint of Dr. Chervin's earlier title, Kiss from the Cross.

i
[click to order]

Becoming The Handmaid of The Lord -
The Journals of Ronda Chervin

The journal of this well known Catholic writer spans her family life as wife and mother, mystical graces sustaining her through a mid-life crisis, the suicide of her beloved son, her widowhood and finally a Religious Sister at the age of 58. Insightful, inspiring & challenging.

 

i
[click to order]

The Book of Catholic Customs and Traditions: Enhancing Holidays, Special Occasions, & Family Celebrations

The time-honored traditions of home and Church are the glue that binds families closer to each other-and God. The Book of Catholic Customs and Traditions explores a wealth of customs and traditions celebrated by Catholic families all over the world. No Catholic home should be without it!

 

i
[click to order]
$4.95

Born Unborn

A Play in Ten Scenes
by Martin Chervin

"What IF, inside this hospital bag,
smashed in pieces, crushed to bits,
evidence to make one believe God didn't exist.

"What IF, a second time on earth,
the Spirit of Mercy was giving birth,
end of the voyage down to earth.

"In this bag, the child Christ,
returning to us ...
A second time, crucified."

(From the cover)

i
[click to order]
$10

Bread From Heaven

Stories of Jews who Found their Messiah in the Catholic Church.

i

Called By Name:


Following a Personal Spirituality

A 46 page booklet. You may download a free e-book/pdf version of this book from this site. Click here to do so.


'Catholic Realism: A Framework for Refuting Atheism and for the Evangelization of Atheists' is a new book by me, Dr. Ronda, and Dr.Sebastian Mahfood published by En Route Books.

I wrote chapters coming out of my atheist background such as Types of Atheism and Stories of Converts from Atheism, and about Catholic Ethics and how there can be a God of Love with all the Suffering in the world. Dr. Sebastian who is familiar with the New Atheism wrote chapters about Science and Theism.

Check it out, here.

 

i
[click to order]

Children of the Breath

- by Ronda's late husband Martin Chervin. This is an attempt to describe the vast contours of history's single greatest, and most consequential, conversation ever, in the dramatic battle between Jesus Christ and Satan, over the meaning of human history in the Old Testament leading into the events of the New.

i
[click to order]
$11.95

En Route to Eternity

The autobiography of Ronda Chervin.

i
[click to order]

The Fabric of Our Lives

A compendium of short stories based on fabrics woven into a literary quilt. The stories cover every phase of a woman's life from childhood to grandmotherhood, combining the wit, pathos, and eloquence of twenty authors. Forwards by Kimberly Hahn and Rebecca Geraghty.

i
[click to order]

Feminine, Free & Faithful

Should women be feminine and forget about liberation? Or should they reject femininity as a euphemism for slavery? Women seeking fulfillment aren't faced with this either-or, but with the challenge to be both; and faithfulness to God is the key to unfolding this feminine and free personality.

i
[click to order]

Freed to Love

Freed to Love offers healing for women on issues such as abuse, physical and psychological; low self-esteem; confusion about roles; etc. through prayer, witness, Catholic teaching and meditation. The book has been popular in workshops around the world.

i
[click to order]

God's Call to Women:
Message of Women and Inspiration

In these spiritual memoirs, twelve women—Joanna Bogle, Ronda Chervin, Jo Croissant, Marika Gubasci, Kimberly Hahn, Genevieve Kineke, Chiara Lubich, Susan Muto, Maureen Roach, Joy Shiroi, Alice von Hildebrand, and Mercedes Arzu Wilson—share about their journeys to Christ and the Church and about their vocations to serve in the Church and the world. Their stories bear witness to their wise use of their gifts of femininity to advance the gospel. Let the memories and reflections of these outstanding Catholic women inspire and instruct you on God's call and gift to women.

 

i
[click to order]

Great Saints Great Friends
co-author Mary Neill, O. P.

This book provides the spiritual seeker with a way to relate the lives of saints such as Paul, Francis of Assisi and Teresa of Avila to our own aspirations. Accounts by the authors of how these saints have become models and intercessors for themselves are matched with provocative questions for the reader and for group sharing.

 

Healing of Rejection with the Help of the Lord: A Survivor's Guide
by Ronda Chervin, Ph.D.

This book includes these chapters: Fantasy, Anxiety about Loss, Despair, Fresh Fantasies, Real Love. It traces fictional stories of rejections in romantic situations, in parent/child, ministry, and includes witness stories involving divorce, and other types of rejection.

You can order it [here]

i
[click to order]

Healing Meditations from the Gospel of St. John
co-author Catholic psychotherapist Ross Porter

A recovering of who we are . . . our true selves. The true self is the self God wants us to be, what Kierkegaard called God's prophecy for each person, gifts, potentialities, feelings . . . all that our Creator originally gave us as images of God.

 

i
[click to order]

Help in Time of Need

Feeling overwhelmed? Narratives about daily situations many of us face are accompanied by reflections with advice, scriptures, and prayers. The emphasis is on our real feelings and the source of real wisdom and comfort.

i
[click to order]

Holding Hands with God

Miscarriage, depression, breast cancer, abuse, divorce, addiction, chronic problems touch the lives of many Catholic women. Individual stories about pain and redemption compiled by Chervin offer a woman-to-woman approach of personal witness.

i
[click to order]
$11.95

The Holy Dybbuk

A selection of letters written by Charles Rich (see description of him in the paragraph before this) to Ronda Chervin. The letters are basically spiritual direction for a lay person striving for holiness in the midst of many problems and crises. Since both correspondents were Jews who became Catholics the reference to the Dybbuk is to the way one personality can enter into that of another as did the ghost-like figure of the Dybbuk in Jewish folklore.

 

i
[click to order]
$9.95

Hungry for Heaven

This is a biography Ronda wrote about Charles Rich a lay contemplative from a Chasidic Jewish background who became a Catholic in 1933. Charles lived in a Jesuit residence in New York City. He spent all day in prayer and in ministering to many Catholics to strengthen their faith. You will never forget the man or his message if you read Hungry for Heaven.

i
[click to order]

The Ingrafting

Stories of Jews who found their Messiah and the Catholic Faith.


alt

The Kiss from the Cross

Introduction to saints who suffer from all kinds of afflictions including failure, fear, frustration, loneliness, loss, marital problems, physical pain, fatigue and temptation. You will explore not only how particular saints triumphed but how you can too.

This title has been republished as Avoiding Bitterness, which is available in paperback and digital formats from the Sophia Institute, here, and from Amazon, here.

i
[click to order]

Last Call: 12 Men Who Dared Answer

These fascinating stories range from men of many different countries, previous work, and family background – some have been single all their lives, some are divorced/annulled. Perhaps you, the reader, wonder if you have a late vocation or you know someone you think would make a good priest even though he is older than the usual age for going to a seminary.

 

i

The Last Fling

a novel about a Catholic widow's adventures
looking for a second husband and trying
a religious community.

Currently available in the e-books section on this site.

i
[click to order]
$11.95

Letters For Eternity

A sequel to The Holy Dybbuk - these letters were selected because they encourage the reader to understand the mystical and heavenly significance of spiritual friendship.

i

Living In Love: About Christian Ethics

As human beings struggle to resist the depersonalizing forces of today's technological society, the concepts "loving" and "caring" take on new depths of meaning. Ronda Chervin explores the reasons for living in love, the ways we can identify "the loving thing to do" in our personal lives, the steps needed for making a loving decision, and the applications of ethical principles to social -- even global -- issues. This book, used for decades by individuals and as a teaching tool for H.S. and College age includes arguments from Scripture and from reason for the most difficult to explain teachings of the Church.

Currently available in the e-books section on this site

i
[click to order]

A Mother's Treasury of Prayers

Prayers and blessing for your children, your husband, your home, and for every occasion.

i
[click to order]

Quotable Saints

Memorable quotes of the saints are uniquely organized for you to follow a particular theme and journey with the saints; to offer right words and encouragement in wrestling with problems of daily life.

i
[click to order]

Seeking Christ in the Crosses & Joys of Aging

Dr. Chervin takes a detailed look at the sufferings and joys of the golden years. She draws from sources as varied as psychological and sociological research, wisdom from classical and contemporary literature, and examples from the lives of the saints.

i
Signs of Love: About the Sacraments

Call Pauline at the above number to order this well-known pamphlet showing how the sacraments exemplify the desire of Jesus to come right into our bodies and souls by means of grace-filled acts. Ideal for RCIA, high school and young adult ministry. (call 800-437-8368)

This book is currently out of print but an overview of its themes can be found in Ronda's free leaflet series, 'Tell Me Why I Should Be A Catholic When...', here.



Spirituality for all Times


My publisher would like you to know:

I'm pleased to announce the recent publication by En Route Books & Media of a book entitled Spirituality for all Times by Dr. Ronda Chervin, professor emerita of philosophy, and Kathleen Brouillette.

The book is now available on Amazon for $9.99 in Kindle format or $19.99 in paperback. You can order it here.

Amazon has described it as follows:

"Spirituality for All Times is offered in the hope that it will inspire those who seek a deeper union with God. The authors have chosen to offer short selections to enable the reader to wade in from the shallow end of the pool, so to speak, until they are comfortable enough to take their feet off the bottom and swim toward the deeper end - someday reading whole books by the same writers. A brief review of the table of contents will convey to the reader a specific concept underlying Catholic spirituality: one size doesn't fit all!"

 

i
[click to order]

Spiritual Friendship - The Darkness and the Light

Spiritual Friendship: Darkness and Light analyzes the nature and validity of spiritual friendship. Dr. Chervin focuses on the divine dimension, when both friends root their love in God.

Taming the Lion Within:
5 Steps from Anger to Peace

Your guide to controlling your anger.

Available here, from April, 2017.

i
[click to order]

Tell Me Why:
Answering Tough Questions About The Faith
Ronda Chervin and Msgr. Joseph Pollard

This "is a frank, no-holds barred look at major objections to the Catholic faith. Based on the question Tell me why I should be a Catholic when ..., the authors respond to the objections most often raised ... " (From the cover).

i
[click to order]

Ties That Bind

The story of a marriage. This insightful novel presents the wife's point of view and the husband's point of view on the same conflict. Ties that Bind is both funny and inspiring. A great gift for couples thinking about marriage as well.

i
[click to order]

TOWARD A 21st CENTURY CATHOLIC WORLD-VIEW, edited by Ronda Chervin, Ph.D.

This book of chapters by professors and M.A. students of philosophy and theology is an attempt to present an over-arching view of Catholic thinking to overcome the fierce polarities in the Church of the second half of the 20th century.

Check out the description and ordering info on goodbooksmedia.com here. You can also read sample chapters on the same web-site by clicking on Blogs, then on RondaView, and then see pop-up with the title of the book, or simply click here to open the blog view in a new window/tab.

i
[click to order]

Treasury of Women Saints: The Stories of Over 200 Women, Including Mothers, Prophets, and Interior Women of the Spirit

You will be fascinated and inspired by these stories of over two hundred women saints. From mothers like Elizabeth of Hungary and prophetic saints like Hildegarde of Bingen to mystics like Julian of Norwich, this treasury chronicles Catholicism's most beloved women saints from the early Church to modern times. Ideal for use in daily devotions, each of the two hundred entries provides a biographical sketch of one or more saints, a life application for the reader, and a prayer or meditation for the day.

i
[click to order]

Victory Over Death

Originally published by St. Bede's this book is designed to help those whose fear of death makes it difficult to believe in eternity. Meditative in format it includes proofs from reason of the immortality of the soul.


i
[click to order]

Voyage to Insight
- co-author Lois August Janis

One of Dr. Ronda's best books, Voyage to Insight co-authored with Lois Janis, is now back in print. It is an interactive book where the reader forms his or her own philosophy of life in response to quotations from great thinkers through the ages.

You can order the book in various formats through Amazon.com, here.

 


Alt

The Way of Love: The Battle for Inner Transformation

Available as Book or e-Book http://enroutebooksandmedia.com/wayoflove/

Book: $18.95

4 Books in 1

What is Love?

Overcoming Obstacles to Love

Making Loving Moral Decisions

The Way of Love - Step by Step

To read it in Spanish go here.

 

i
[click to order]

The Way, the Truth and the Life:
Introduction to Christian Prayer

Written originally as a Catholic answer to Transcendental Meditation, this book has been helpful to many over several decades as an introduction to ways of prayer. It is especially useful for those who imagine that contemplative prayer is difficult or unusual in the Catholic Church. An inexpensive gift for your relatives and friends.



Contact Simon Peter Press
at 1-727-417-6639

Walking with Jesus: A Widow's Journey

This a rewrite of Widow's Walk, more helpful for new widows.


Weeping with Jesus

In the past the word grief was used only to describe the sorrow of loss through death. Nowadays pain coming from other kinds of losses such as rejection and divorce are also seen to involve grieving. Even though Weeping with Jesus is not designed to help with such forms of grief, what you read could help you encounter the personal love of Jesus for you in any kind of heartbreak.

Check it out, here.

 


alt

What The Saints Said About Heaven - Ronda Chervin, Richard and Ruth Ballard

What the Saints Said About Heaven: 101 Holy Insights on Everlasting Life combines Scriptural passages, saintly writings, and prayers from the heart, all organized into a daily meditation format.

It provides inspiring thoughts on subjects such as: What the Beatific Vision will be like, on being in heaven with loved ones, about Angels, Saints and what we will do in our resurrected bodies.

What the Saints Said About Heaven is the ideal gift for every Christian, and serves as an encouraging reminder that each day we spend on earth is a preparation for the ultimate joy of life to come.

This title is available here, at TAN BOOKS.