This is a list of my theology and eschatology books.
Most of my books are currently available both as printed books and as Kindle ebooks. However, I intend to publish a series of books and booklets only available in Kindle format. And all of my books are much less expensive as ebooks. So if you do not have a Kindle device, you might want to download the free Kindle software that allows you to read Kindle books on a PC, Mac, laptop, tablet, or smartphone. You can also use the Kindle device or software to download and read free samples of my books.
The Catechism of Catholic Ethics
A work of Roman Catholic moral theology
The Catechism of Catholic Ethics is a comprehensive explanation of Roman Catholic teaching on the basic principles of ethics, including: the eternal moral law, natural law, the three fonts of morality, the principle of double effect, the principle of cooperation with evil, the use of personal judgment and conscience, moral certitude, temptation, and differing degrees of sin and culpability. This book clarifies for the reader the distinction between positive and negative precepts, between interior and exterior acts, between doctrine and discipline, and between imperfection and sin. This work also covers magisterial teachings on specific types of acts, including: lying, theft, murder, just and unjust violence, slavery, just and unjust war, abortion, contraception, in vitro fertilization, sexual sins and marital sexual ethics. The book closes with a long chapter on Catholic salvation theology, called grace and salvation.
Available as a paperback book (752 pages) or a Kindle ebook. The first 4 full chapters of this book are included in the FREE Kindle ebook sample: 1. The Basis for Morality, 2. The Eternal Moral Law, 3. The Three Fonts of Morality [A. Intention, B. Moral Object, C. Circumstances], 4. The Principle of Double Effect. These chapters alone are a good introduction to Catholic moral theology, so it is worth downloading, even if you do not intend to buy the book.
New Insights into the Deposit of Faith
A work of Roman Catholic speculative theology
This book discusses a number of topics in Mariology, salvation theology, and theology of the Trinity, including: the perfect virginity of Jesus and Mary, the Immaculate Conception and its relationship to original sin, the holiness of John the Baptist and of Saint Joseph, the mysteries of the Rosary, the Virgin Mary’s triune role as co-Redemptrix, Mediatrix, Advocatrix, and her Dormition, Resurrection, and Assumption. The rest of the book is dedicated to an in-depth inquiry into the meaning of the One Divine Nature and the Trinity of Persons.
Several of the chapters of this book are available separately as Kindle ebooklets:
Important Dates in the Lives of Jesus and Mary
This book examines the chronology of events (what happened when) during the time of the New Testament. This bold new chronology begins with the date for the Immaculate Conception and the birth of the Blessed Virgin Mary, and continues through the life of Christ, from His Incarnation and Birth, through his childhood and the flight to Egypt, to His Baptism by John, His Divine Ministry, and His Crucifixion, Resurrection and Assumption. The year, and in some cases the day and month, of each of these events is explained, with support from many different sources. The chronology presented includes events in the early Church: the writing of the Gospels, the martyrdoms of Peter and Paul, and of St. Mark the Evangelist, as well as the Fall of Jerusalem during the war between the Jews and the Romans.
This work of Roman Catholic Biblical chronology revises the usual dates for events in Roman history and in the New Testament. One basis for this revision is an analysis of the eclipse and comet sightings mentioned by Roman historical texts. Another is the belief that the Bible contains true and accurate historical information about the lives of Jesus Christ and the Virgin Mary.
Notes on the Apocalypse: 2012
Published November 2011. I believe that the end times, the very Apocalypse itself, will begin sometime during the year 2012. This work presents my understanding of the present ‘signs of the times’: the Arab Spring, the Occupy Protests, the Global Financial Crisis, the soon-to-be successful attempt of Iran to obtain nuclear weapons, the continuing discord between the West and the Arab/Muslim nations, the rise of Islamic fundamentalism, etc.
Based on this world situation and the description of the Apocalypse in the Bible, I predict a series of interrelated apocalyptic events, including: Iran obtains and uses nuclear weapons, World War 3 begins, severe civil violence and unrest overwhelm the world, the economy begins to fall into ruin, food rationing and eventually famine affect wealthy nations, etc. For the Catholic Church, I predict severe changes. A new, very conservative Pope is elected: Cardinal Arinze as Pope Pius XIII. Many Catholics object to the new Pope and his teaching, and so they leave the Church. This event, in which most Catholics and very many priests and religious leave the Church, is called the great apostasy.
This book is only available as a Kindle eBook at Amazon.com
Apocalypse Survival Guide for Christians
Published in late March, 2011. This book on the Apocalypse is not primarily a book of theology, but a book of practical considerations related to the end times, to the time of suffering for the Church and the world called the tribulation. I discuss practical considerations that might be useful in order to live with a greater degree of safety and a better quality of life during the Apocalypse.
The First Part of the Tribulation, third edition
Published April 2011. This work is the first of two volumes; it focuses on events of the tribulation from the 2010’s to 2040 A.D. The four horsemen of the Apocalypse are a set of events occurring in the 2010’s: (1) World War 3, (2) severe civil disorder, (3) famine, and (4) death from a variety of causes.
The Second Part of the Tribulation
Published 01 July 2011. This work is the second of two volumes; it focuses on events from the end of the first part of the tribulation, through the reign of the ten kings, to the Antichrist’s reign, and thereafter. An in-depth analysis of the Antichrist’s reign is provided, including his childhood, his rise to power, his reign, the false prophetess who assists him, and his downfall. The book postulates two Returns of Jesus Christ, separated by a Millennium of peace and holiness on earth, during which Christ reigns from Heaven through the Church and the Sacraments.
The Bible and the Future of the World, ninth edition
Published Dec. 2010. This book finds in Sacred Scripture God’s plan for the future of the Church and the world. Many specific and startling predictions for the near and distant future are revealed, along with the timing for many of the events. This book is the fruit of my many years of study of Catholic eschatology.
The Secrets of Medjugorje and Garabandal Revealed, third edition
Published in Nov. 2010. A book of Roman Catholic speculative eschatology, based on study and interpretation. At Garabandal, and again at Medjugorje, the Virgin Mary appeared to a group of children and gave them secrets about the near future. At Garabandal, these are called the Warning, the Miracle, and the Chastisement. At Medjugorje, they are called the ten secrets.
The Holy Bible — Catholic Public Domain Version
Over the course of 5 years, from March of 2004 to March of 2009, I worked nearly every day to translate the entire Latin Vulgate Bible into English. The Catholic Public Domain Version (CPDV) is a fairly-literal modern English edition of the Bible, translated from the Pope Sixtus V and Pope Clement VIII Latin Vulgate, using the Challoner Douay Rheims version as a guide. The CPDV is specifically a Roman Catholic translation, which translates both the Old and the New Testaments in the light of Roman Catholic doctrine, in order to make the text more accessible to the Catholic reader. The CPDV carefully avoids inclusive language, instead translating each noun that refers to human persons in accordance with the gender and number of the source text.
The CPDV attempts to conform to the Norms for the Translation of Biblical Texts for Use in the Liturgy, as promulgated by the Vatican’s Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith when that office was under the leadership of then Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger (now Pope Benedict XVI). The CPDV rejects the idea that scholarship should take precedence over faith. Some scholars do not think that the Old Testament should be translated or interpreted in the light of the New Testament, nor do they think that the whole Bible should be translated (or even interpreted) in the light of the Catholic Faith. To the contrary, the CPDV seeks to clarify the Christian and specifically Roman Catholic meanings found throughout the entire Bible. Faith should always take precedence over scholarship.