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Salt and Light

The Commandments, the Beatitudes, and a Joyful Life
Written by: Mark P. Shea
Narrated by: Mark P. Shea
Length: 5 hrs and 3 mins

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Publisher's Summary

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 contours of the moral life. The Beatitudes, by contrast, show us how to live as creatures meant to share in the life of God. Beyond merely a list of dos and don'ts, Mark Shea, in his engaging style, introduces the modern reader 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.

An excellent companion volume to Shea's The Work of Mercy, this book is a rich exploration of the Church's moral and social teaching.

©2013 Mark P. Shea (P)2013 Franciscan Media

Critic Reviews

"The Word of God startled the world into whatever goodness we find here. The Commandments and Beatitudes arrived on earth as something new and different; Mark Shea shows us they're always new and different. This book startles me - may it startle many others to greater goodness." (Mike Aquilina, author of Roots of the Faith and Yours Is the Church)

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  • Marco
  • 23-02-18

Great Catholic insight into the beatitudes

Great Catholic insight into the beatitudes and the 10 commandments. Good explanation of Catholic teaching on these very important teaching of the church

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  • David Thomas
  • 15-04-15


If you can get past Shea's tone, which can seem a bit condescending, this book id's full of insight and wisdom. He challenges complacency and calls out wrong attitudes