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The Day Is Now Far Spent

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Length: 15 hrs and 13 mins
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In this powerful audiobook by the acclaimed spiritual leader and best-selling writer, one he calls his "most important", he analyzes the profound spiritual, moral, and political crisis in the contemporary world. He says that he "considers that the decadence of our time has all the faces of mortal peril."

"At the root of the collapse of the West, there is a cultural identity crisis. The West no longer knows who it is, because it no longer knows and does not want to know who made it, who established it, as it was and as it is. Many countries today ignore their own history. This self-suffocation naturally leads to a decadence that opens the path to new, barbaric civilizations."

In these words, Cardinal Sarah summarizes the theme of his audiobook. His finding is simple: Our world is on the brink of the abyss. Crisis of faith and of the Church, decline of the West, betrayal by its elites, moral relativism, endless globalism, unbridled capitalism, new ideologies, political exhaustion, movements inspired by Islamist totalitarianism.... The time has come for an unflinching diagnosis.

While making clear the gravity of the crisis through which the West has gone, the Cardinal demonstrates that it is possible to avoid the hell of a world without God, a world without man, a world without hope.

After the great international success of his first two books, God or Nothing and The Power of Silence, Cardinal Sarah offers a wide-ranging reflection on the crisis of the contemporary world while teaching many important spiritual lessons.

©2019 Ignatius Press (P)2019 Ignatius Press

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A must read

Everyone will benefit from reading this book. it should be on the reading list of every political, cultural and religious leader. It reveals the roots of the problems that assail our societies in the West and shows how the paths we are on are leading to eventual social fragmentation and breakdown. Sadly those most in need of reading it will be closed to doing so.

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  • John Devere
  • 24-10-19

Why Catholicism

One could spend their adult lifetime attending Mass and expecting some insightful catechism only to never come quite close to grasping what Catholicism is really about. Listen and learn from Cardinal Sarah: prayer, confession, adoration, and the celebration of the Mass. Catholic simply because it is true and beautiful.

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  • Marc Case
  • 16-02-20

A must listen for any Catholic out there!!!

I can't stress this enough. This is a gift of the Holy Spirit, written through these authors. A much needed grounding in faith in these trying times of the church.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 09-02-20

Amazing. Simply Amazing.

Refreshing. Cardinal Sarah's honesty and frankness are refreshing and eye-opening. This book is a real wake-up call. A call to sanctity and a life of holiness and awareness of the state of the Church today and what is happening in the world right now, as well as how these two effect one another.

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  • Gennaro C.
  • 27-11-19

The Prophet Jeremiah of our days

Simultaneously frightening and hopeful. This holy man speaks boldly and frankly to the spiritual torpor that afflicts Europe and America especially. Thank you Audible.

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  • Silvia B. Espinosa
  • 26-01-20

Profound insights, inspiring, an important book

Profound insights and well articulated. I Holy man, I conclude, with much clarity, eloquence and penetrating understanding of our times. I appreciate his historical, social, intellectual and theological grasp of the many complex and critical issues facing our Church and the world today. A very important book indeed that all Catholics should read and reflect on. Thank you Cardinal Sarah, you give us hope and comfort that we still have true Shepherds such as you guiding the Flock of Christ.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 31-12-19

Wisdom for living authentic Catholic faith in modern society

Robert Cardinal Sarah provides much needed guidance and wisdom to faithful Catholics. Today, ambiguities, contradictions, and even heresies are spoken and taught by many modernist leaders in the Church hierarchy. In contrast, this book contains serene wisdom in continuity with the teachings of Christ and of the saints and martyrs. Importantly, Cardinal Sarah has a unique ability to identify errors and problems in the Church and society while uniting, not dividing, the faithful. He is a true shepherd trying to genuinely lead everyone to Christ and heaven in a compassionate, authentic, and truthful way. I highly recommend this book to all Christians.

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  • Pauland in the south
  • 20-11-19

Truth is refreshing!

For all of us seeking unity, here is our exhortation! For those seeking division, listen to the truth and be changed! Cardinal Sarah speaks from our soul.

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