Free E-Books and Leaflets

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Having trouble with doubts about what to believe? The greatest spiritual writer of the 19th Century was John Henry Newman. Foreseeing a great loss of faith in the 20th century, he wrote a book entitled The Grammar of Assent to prove that what is believe in faith was certain.

It’s a wonderful book but hard going for most readers. Dr. Richard Geraghty, Professor of Philosophy at Eternal Word Television Network (EWTN) wrote a book simplifying Newman’s ideas. This book in one of its manuscript forms he agreed to have us put up on this web-site. You will find it here.

 

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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. If you google Freed to Love Chervin you will find a free e-book preview, or go here. Alternatively, if you want to read more e-mail Dr. Ronda at chervinronda@gmail and she will figure out how to xerox a copy for you assuming none are on used books somewhere for a small price?

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Last Flight to the New Jerusalem - 2010

(Note from Ronda: Many of us dream of perfect self-sustaining Catholic communities. This novella, by Esther Le Beau-Kerr, describes such a community. An audio version may follow).

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The Battle for the 20th Century Mind

contrasting ideas and excerpts from such thinkers as William James vs. G.K. Chesterton, Hitler vs. Gandhi, Freud vs. Frankl, Skinner vs. Von Hildebrand, Sartre vs. John Paul II and many others.

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Battered Woman: Child of God - My Story: The Struggle by Julie Clay

(Note from Dr. Ronda – all of you know that there is a terrible plague of battering in our society at this time. The author of this book chose to use a pseudonym to protect herself and her children. I found the story an amazing witness to how God can help anyone in any circumstances with any background.)

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Anger Social Justice Review

This is only an article, not a book, but since Ronda rarely writes articles we are putting it under free spiritual books.

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6 Steps to Holiness

A booklet by Dr. Ronda on spiritual growth.

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Called By Name:
Following a Personal Spirituality

A 46 page booklet.

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Mary, Teach Us How to Live!

A 49 page booklet.

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God Alone, Words of Our Lord to a Soul

Teachings (Allegedly from God to Ronda Chervin).

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Now available in an easy to meditate on booklet under the title of 'God Alone! Solo Dios Basta - Thoughts received by Ronda Chervin.'

If you are interested you can send a check for $10 to cover costs to Dr. Ronda Chervin, 33 Prospect Hill Road, Cromwell, CT. 06416.


Give Me your Heart: Preparing for Eternal Life

Excerpts from the writings of Charles Rich edited by Ronda which is displayed on this web-site as a booklet. This is an ideal book for those of you who like short passages on spirituality to meditate on and to give to friends   not likely to read long books. It is arranged  by state of the reader's soul such as "when you feel disgusted, resentful, anxious, etc."

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The Embrace of the Soul: Reflections on the Song of Songs by Charles Rich
edited by Ronda Chervin, Ph.D. , Forward by Fr. Raphael Simon, OCSO. 

This beautiful book by Charles Rich has been out of print for many years. See www.friendsofcharlesrich.com for more about this remarkable contemplative writer.

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Spiritual Friendship: Darkness and Light
by Ronda Chervin, Ph.D.

This title is out of print. It sets forth stages of spiritual friendship and helps the reader sort out the negatives and the positives to avoid pitfalls and respond to grace. 

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Why I Am A Catholic Charismatic
by Ronda Chervin, Ph.D.

is a long out of print book written by Dr. Ronda to meet objections to Charismatic Renewal, especially those coming from magisterial Catholic.

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Redeemed Eros - by "Katrina"

Here's an additional rejection story

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The Last Fling:

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

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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.

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The Way of the Pilgrimess – the Story of Sister Magnificat of Catholic Solitudes as told to Ronda Chervin:

When I lived at Catholic Solitudes as a lay contemplative I met an extraordinary French woman who traveled from Paris to Jerusalem on foot as a pilgrim, lived many years as a contemplative nun and is now a hermit living in France and part of the year in Texas at Catholic Solitudes. I loved her story and decided to write it down so others could be inspired.

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Spirituality of the Emotions

This is a series of 7 sessions done first as a parish series. It includes teachings and interactive sharing and journal questions. You may want to engage in these interactive exercises yourself or with a group in your own area. This could be done by sitting around the audio of your computer with the group or printing out for them the accompanying written texts for each session. If you choose to do this I would be happy to hear about progress or questions at chervinronda@gmail.com

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All the Journals of Ronda up to 2013:

(Becoming a Handmaid of the Lord is a book of published journals going up to 1996 - see the Books for Purchase section for more information on this title).

Download One Foot in Eternity, the collated Journals of Ronda Chervin, up to 2013.

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Note: this is a large .pdf file and might take a few minutes to download, depending on your connection speed.

   
Leaflets by Dr. Ronda Chervin
Saved! Dr. Ronda's story of her Conversion to the Catholic faith
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New free e-book, Priest Poems, available now. This is a short compilation of Ronda's poems for priests. Click here to display or print it now.



Tell me why I should be a Catholic when ...
Click on the links below to read any of the available leaflets. If you like, you can save and print them for free. They are in PDF format and require Adobe Reader to view.
 
1. There is so much pain in the world it seems there cannot be a god of love?
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2. The Church has such a history of evil to her name?
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3. The moral teachings of the Church seem so strict - cant be we good Christians following our own conscience?
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4. What Catholics call 'sacraments' seem like empty, ineffective rituals?
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5. Women are second class citizens in the Church?
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Saved! Dr. Ronda's story of her Conversion to the Catholic faith
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