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Salt and Light offers a fresh perspective on the Ten Commandments and the Beatitudes, showing how these two pillars of Christian moral teaching complement each other. The Ten Commandments are the "ground floor," providing the bare minimum contours of the moral life. The Beatitudes, by contrast, point us to a way we can live our lives as creatures intended to share in the life of God. Mark Shea, in his engaging style, introduces the modern reader (who often thinks of the moral life as a list of dos and don'ts) to ...

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Overview

Salt and Light offers a fresh perspective on the Ten Commandments and the Beatitudes, showing how these two pillars of Christian moral teaching complement each other. The Ten Commandments are the "ground floor," providing the bare minimum contours of the moral life. The Beatitudes, by contrast, point us to a way we can live our lives as creatures intended to share in the life of God. Mark Shea, in his engaging style, introduces the modern reader (who often thinks of the moral life as a list of dos and don'ts) to a fuller grasp of Catholic moral teaching as part of the process of being transformed by the Holy Spirit and living joyfully in virtue, not merely as a rule keeper. Salt and Light reveals the commandments as showing us our brokenness and pushing us toward the Savior and then points the reader to the way to ultimate happiness: our beatitude.

This book is an excellent companion volume to The Work of Mercy, which examines the corporal and spiritual works of mercy, and is a rich exploration of the Church's moral and social teaching.

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  • ISBN-13: 9781616364960
  • Publisher: Franciscan Media
  • Publication date: 1/29/2013
  • Pages: 176
  • Sales rank: 667,064
  • Product dimensions: 5.40 (w) x 8.40 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Meet the Author

MARK P. SHEA, senior content editor for Catholic Exchange, is a popular writer and speaker. He is the coauthor of the best seller A Guide to the Passion: 100 Questions about the The Passion of The Christ and author of the acclaimed Mary, Mother of the Son trilogy. He is a regular contributor to the National Catholic Register, InsideCatholic.com, and a regular guest on Catholic radio. Mark lives in Mountlake Terrace, Washington with his wife, Janet, and their four sons

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  • Posted January 23, 2013

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    Wake-up call In his latest book, Mark Shea, a popular writer and

    Wake-up call
    In his latest book, Mark Shea, a popular writer and speaker, offers examples of failure in the current culture to embrace the message of the 10 Commandments and the Beatitudes, the “two pillars” of Catholic morality. As introduction, he classifies the commandments as the lowest level of moral behavior for Christians and the beatitudes as the highest, our how-to for attaining sanctity. Throughout, Shea emphasizes the covenant relationship God has with us and God’s love and mercy.

    Each commandment and beatitude has its own chapter and is explained with personal stories, examples, and references to Scripture and the Catechism of the Catholic Church. The bedrock for these chapters lies in issues like racism, same-sex marriage, abortion, euthanasia, pornography, greed, pride, and all manner of other “spiritual pollution” glorified in the media. Shea is talking about sin, corporate and personal, sin that we have conveniently renamed with euphemisms such as “limited kinetic operation” (war).

    For those struggling actively to live out their faith, this is a book of encouragement; for those who have drifted away, it is a wake-up call.

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