One-Minute Aquinas by Kevin Vost

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25 popes consider St. Thomas Aquinas the Church's preeminent theologian because he saw truths about God, our Faith, and the Christian life which had never been seen before.

But do you have time to read the 3,000 pages in his Summa Theologica? Do you struggle to understand the abstract theological terms he uses in On Being and Essence?

Perhaps you, like so many of us, desire to be taught by such a great philosopher as Aquinas, but feel he is well beyond your reach. Not anymore.

In The One-Minute Aquinas, veteran Catholic author Dr. Kevin Vost provides you with simple, readable explanations of St. Thomas's life-giving wisdom.

In these lucid pages, you will read small, digestible portions of St. Thomas's answers to questions such as . . .

Why do souls need the sacraments?Why didn't Jesus write the Bible himself? What are simple proofs of God's existence? What is heaven, and what is it not? Why did Jesus allow himself to be crucified? How can I grow quickly in virtue? Who are the angels and what are their powers? What is God's power and its limits? Why did God become man? Why did Jesus allow himself to be tempted?

And you'll learn countless, but quick, refutations to the relativistic and secular ideas that are so destructive to our culture today.

We are not all called to be intellectuals, but we are called to have an ever deeper understanding of our Faith.


About Kevin Vost

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Kevin Vost, Psy.D. (b. 1961) has taught psychology at the University of Illinois at Springfield, Lincoln Land Community College, MacMurray College, and at Aquinas College in Nashville, Tennessee. A former powerlifter and Highland Games Heavy Events competitor, Dr. Vost has also served as a weightlifting instructor, fitness writer for the International Association of Resistance Trainers, Research Review Committee Member for American Mensa (the high IQ society), lector for St. Agnes Catholic Church, and fast food fries and drink man (a few decades back). His voice (and sometimes the rest of him) travel the globe sharing themes of faith, philosophy, and fitness on radio, television, and in live presentations.Dr. Vost's latest book is Memorize the Reasons! Defending the Faith with the Catholic Art of Memory (Catholic Answers Press, 2013). Other recent books include Three Irish Saints: A Guide to Finding Your Spiritual Style (TAN, 2012), St. Albert the Great: Champion of Faith and Reason (TAN, 2011) and with the help of co-authors Shane Kapler, Peggy Bowes, and some special guests including author and Son Rise Morning Show producer Matt Swaim -- Tending the Temple: 365 Days of Spiritual and Physical Devotions (Bezalel Books, 2011). On the plate for Spring, 2014 is The One-Minute Aquinas: How to Lead a Happy Life on Earth--And Then Go to Heaven! Deep Wisdom and Concise Advice From the Smartest Man in History,St. Thomas Aquinas (Sophia Institute Press). A self-styled Aristotelian/Stoic/Albertine/Thomist, this author lives with his wife, two sons, and their puppy Lily (who will make her literary debut in a cameo appearance in The One-Minute Aquinas).  
Published January 31, 2014 by Sophia Institute Press. 304 pages
Genres: Religion & Spirituality, Law & Philosophy, Education & Reference. Non-fiction

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