is it, asks Bishop Fulton Sheen, that one hears so often the
expression "Go to hell!" and almost never the expression
"Go to heaven!" Here, at his most penetrating, challenging,
and illuminating best is Bishop Sheen with his answer, in a book that
breathes new meaning into the truths about heaven and hell, and new
life into the concepts of faith, tolerance, love, prayer, suffering,
with "The First Faint Summons to Heaven," Sheen shows how
unpopular it is today to be a true Christian, and describes the
struggle for living our faith amid the disorders of our times.
Keenly aware of evil in the myriad forms it takes in today's world,
Bishop Sheen writes about the constant battle man faces with the
"seven pallbearers of character" - pride, avarice, envy,
lust, anger, gluttony and sloth - linking them with the corrosive
forces that never cease in their attacks on the Church and those who
earnestly desire to be serious Christians.
a great spiritual teacher and writer, deeply aware of the human and
spiritual conflicts being waged in the world, shows us the way to
heaven in a most eloquent book, encouraging the reader to choose
heaven now, and to understand the "reality of hell."
Paperback, 250 pp.
Measures 5 1/4" by 8".