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Fulton Sheen's Wartime Prayer Book

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A wartime prayerbook written for dangerous days like ours - made to fit in pocket or purse Our parents before us understood that strife is rarely far from even the best of us, and they girded themselves for warfare, actual and spiritual. Among the wisest of men who shepherded them was Archbishop Fulton Sheen, who won their hearts with his warm, engaging broadcast ...more
Paperback, 182 pages
Published March 1st 2003 by Sophia Institute Press
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Steven R. McEvoy
May 11, 2016 Steven R. McEvoy rated it it was amazing
This book was a very interesting read especially in this day and age. For weather we like it or not the work is at war, a war with terrorists, a culture war, even currently a war about bathroom use. Originally composed in 1943 as The Armour of God this book is a collection of prayers, thoughts, reflections and quotes from the bible, saints and church history. In a time of ISIS and a time of gang attacks and terror attacks in Europe we need to be a people of prayer more than ever before. We can ...more
Angel7
Jan 28, 2016 Angel7 rated it it was amazing
Wow!! This is quite a prayer book! Tiny at around 4.5x3 inches. Perfect to carry to Mass in my purse to pray before the service.

The first half of the book is commentary by the incredible Fulton Sheen. The rest of the book contains a wide variety of prayers and psalms for every occasion and hour of the day.

It was written in the 40s during WW2 for those in the military. But it is just as relevant today for any prayer warrior.

If you know me, you know I have collected Catholic prayer books for de
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Hanson
May 31, 2013 Hanson rated it it was amazing
Lots of powerful words in this slim volume . Originally written in 1943, the book is still relevant today.
francisco barrera
Apr 28, 2007 francisco barrera rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: any that wants to find peice in chaos
just a series of experpts from the bible to show the reality of what the true power of destruction can cuase. its niether pro war to push a christian agenda on a pro jesus in your face moral crusade, nor anti war for some peacenick libleral boneless stinky hippy . it defines what atheisim most possibly might be , for "there is no such thing as an atheist in a fox hole". it defines what it means to be religious and what role does any higher diety plays in our lives, a deity that has given free ...more
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Fulton John Sheen, born Peter John Sheen was an American archbishop of the Roman Catholic Church known for his preaching and especially his work on television and radio. His cause for canonization for sainthood was officially opened in 2002, and so he is now referred to as a "Servant of God".
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“The evil in the world must not make me doubt the existence of God. There could be no evil if there were no God. Before there can be a hole in a uniform, there must be a uniform; before there is death, there must be life; before there is error, there must be truth; before there is a crime, there must be liberty and law; before there is a war, there must be peace; before there is a devil, there must be a God, rebellion against whom made the devil.” 11 likes
“You cannot always depend on prayers to be answered the way you want them answered but you can always depend on God. God, the loving Father often denies us those things which in the end would prove harmful to us. Every boy wants a revolver at age four, and no father yet has ever granted that request. Why should we think God is less wise? Someday we will thank God not only for what He gave us, but also for that which He refused.” 8 likes
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