NSTI Lifetime Reading List: Catholic Books

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Lent: The Biblical Meaning of the Number 40

In Sacred Scripture, the number forty is a sign of repentance: Screen Shot 2015-02-17 at 1.41.27 PM
  • God made it rain for forty days and forty nights in the days of Noah (Gen 7:4 - they only ate fish on the ark, not meat and this is one reason why Catholics historically gave up meat during Lent)
  • Moses spent forty days fasting on Mount Sinai with God (Exodus 24:18)
  • The People of Israel people wandered forty years traveling to the Promised Land (Numbers 14:33)
  • Elijah spent forty days and forty nights walking to Mount Horeb (1 Kings 19:8)
  • Jonah prophesied forty days of judgment for Nineveh to repent (Jonah 3:4).
  • Jesus Christ fasted for forty days days in the wilderness, and was tempted by the devil (Matthew 4:1-2, Mark 1:12-13, Luke 4:1-2)
  • Jesus Christ's was physically dead for about forty hours (3pm Friday till 7am Sunday)
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Book Download: The Crucified Rabbi: Judaism and the Origins of Catholicism

Here's the Download for my book The Crucified Rabbi: Judaism and the Origins of Catholicism. This book is only available as a "Bonus Item" to qualified Members. Please do not reprint or share this file. It is a special offer for qualified New Saint Thomas Institute Members. Enjoy! Read More

The Immaculate Conception of Mary in Art

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15 Great Thomas Aquinas Quotes

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A Short History of Thomism

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How to Study Thomas Aquinas in Latin

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