The End of the Present World And the Mysteries of the Future Life--now the very first English translation of this hope-filled, chilling work. In it, Fr. Arminjon gets right to the point: "The end of the world, Christ says, will come when the human race, sunk in the depths of indifference, is far from thinking about punishment and justice. It will be as in the days of Noah, when men lived without a care, built luxurious homes, and mocked Noah as he built his ark"
A great saint, Therese of Lisieux, was so taken by this book that it spurred her entry into the convent. "Reading this book was one of the greatest graces of my life," she says in her autobiography. "The impression I received from it is too sweet to express. All the great truths of religion and the mysteries of eternity plunged into my soul a happiness not of this earth." Young Therese, filled with a sense of "what God reserves for those who love him, and seeing that the eternal rewards had no proportion to the light sacrifices of life," copied out numerous passages and memorized them, "repeating unceasingly the words of love burning in my heart."
Now the very book that so inspired the Little Flower is available for the first time in English.
Let the pages of The End of the Present World and the Mysteries of the Future Life fill you with the same burning words of love, with the same ardent desire to know God above all created things, that St. Therese gained from them. Let them also enrich your understanding of certain teachings of the Faith that can often seem so mysterious, even frightening:
The signs that will precede the world's end
The coming of the Antichrist, and how to recognize him
The Judgment and where it may send us: heaven, hell, and purgatory
Biblical end-times prophecy: how to read it and not be deceived
Jesus commands us to be ever-watchful for his return, and ever-mindful that we have no lasting city on earth. The End of the Present World and the Mysteries of the Future Life is an invaluable aid to inculcating in your spirit that heavenly orientation, without which true human happiness cannot be found—in this world or the next.
Paperback: 336 pages
Size: 5'' 1/2 x 8'' 1/2