Ignatius Press Gift Guide

  • Ten Universal Principles

    Ten Universal Principles

    How do we make sense of life? How should we treat others? Many people rely on religious beliefs to answer these questions. But not everyone accepts the same rel­igious premises or authorities. Fr. Spitzer offers ten basic principles that must govern reasonable thought and action about life. E-book available. See more...

  • Healing the Culture

    Healing the Culture

    Fr. Spitzer has long been using the principles in this book to educate people of all backgrounds in the philo­sophy of the pro-life movement. He draws out the con­nec­tions between attitudes toward happiness and the meaning of life, and the larger cultural issues such as freedom and human rights. E-book available. See more...

  • Love and Responsibility

    Love and Responsibility

    Drawing from pastoral experience as priest and bishop before becoming Pope John Paul II, Wojtyla makes a remarkably eloquent defense of Catholic tradition in fam­ily life and sexual morality. He weaves together know­ledge gained from science, person-oriented philo­sophy, and revelation to present the truth anew. See more...

  • Modern Moral Problems

    Modern Moral Problems

    Written in Q&A format, the book covers questions rega­rd­ing sexuality, medical ethics, business practices, civic responsibilities, and the sacramental life of the Church. The extraordinary assortment of issues is a valuable reference for anyone seeking clear and concise ans­wers to tough moral questions. See more...

  • Adam and Eve After the Pill

    Adam and Eve After the Pill

    Secular and religious thinkers agree: the sexual revo­lu­tion is one of the most important milestones in human history. Perhaps nothing has changed life for so many, so fast, as the severing of sex and procreation. But what has been the result? Is it, paradoxical to its promises, widespread discontent? E-book available. See more...

  • Marriage: The Rock on Which The Family is Built

    Marriage: The Rock on Which The Family is Built

    Is marriage the foundation of family life? Many people today would say "No!" and others "Yes!", but would def­ine "family" and "marriage" in ways at odds with how the words have been historically used. William E. May makes the case for marriage as foundational, and as traditionally understood. E-book and audio available. See more...

  • Humanae Vitae

    Humanae Vitae

    A revised and improved translation of Pope Paul VI's encyclical letter, Humanae vitae.

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  • Why Humanae Vitae Was Right

    Why Humanae Vitae Was Right

    For the anniversary of the historic document Humanae Vitae, Janet Smith has gathered 21 outstanding essays and articles by well-respected thinkers to demonstrate that Paul VI was not simply correct, but prophetic. The general reader, as well as the ethicist and moral theologian, will find much here. See more...

  • Covenant of Love

    Covenant of Love

    John Paul II had a profound impact on Catholics and non-Catholics alike. In the scholarly tradition of Sts. Aug­ust­ine and Thomas, he found a new unity between faith and reason: the study of God is also the study of man. He insisted on the dignity of each person, and the divine importance of the family. E-book available. See more...

  • The Truth About Homosexuality

    The Truth About Homosexuality

    Addresses the complex moral and pastoral questions involved in both homosexual orientation and activity, inc­luding analysis of life­styles in accord with, and counter to, the Gospel. Fr. Harvey, a pioneer in the pasto­ral care of homo­sexual persons through his Courage ministry, gives a comprehensive view. See more...

  • What We Can't Not Know

    What We Can't Not Know

    In this new revised edition of his groundbreaking work, Prof. J. Budziszewski questions the modern as­sump­tion that moral truths are unknowable. With clear and logical arguments he rehabilitates the natural law tradition and restores confidence in a moral code based upon human nature. E-book and audio available. See more...

  • The Heart of Virtue

    The Heart of Virtue

    This is an inspirational and memorable way to see what is at the core of every true moral virtue, namely love. It presents 28 different virtues and reveals, through story, how love is expressed through them. Virtues are both illustrated in original story form and explained through philosophical analysis. E-book available. See more...

  • Three Approaches to Abortion

    Three Approaches to Abortion

    This will help you persuade others, like "pro-choice Cath­olics", that we cannot permit or tolerate abortion. It remains a crucial issue in America, but many don't see abortion for the evil it is. Kreeft irrefutably shows why it's illogical to support abortion rights while claiming to be "personally opposed to abortion." E-book available. See more...

  • 50 Questions on The Natural Law

    50 Questions on The Natural Law

    Reflecting on the most persistent questions asked by his students over the years, Prof. Charles Rice shows how natural law works and how it is rooted in the nature of the human person whose Creator provided this law as a sure and knowable guide for man to achieve his end of eternal happiness. E-book available. See more...

  • What to Do When Jesus is Hungry

    What to Do When Jesus is Hungry

    "The works of mercy provide us with the opportunity to let every person know he is a child of God and a brother in Christ." In this down-to-earth yet inspiring guide, Fr. And­rew Apostoli, CFR, explains Corporal Works of Mercy and illustrates multiple ways we can do them in our modern everyday life. E-book and audio available. See more...

  • Christians in Society (DVD)

    Christians in Society (DVD)

    This series illustrates, with images of striking impact, the essence of Christian responses to the conflicts posed within our global society. Beyond mere entrep­reneurial ethics, all aspects of a person's life are addressed, from political and family contexts to workplace and business environments. See more...

  • The Culture of Life (DVD)

    The Culture of Life (DVD)

    In the field of Bioethics, many current challenges are becoming increasingly pressing, and they call out for clear answers from scientific and ethical points of view. These programs demonstrate that "The Culture of Life" harmoniously blends scientific progress with a respectful approach vis-a-vis human suffering. See more...