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  • This course - The Way of St Benedict is the course I taught at Avila Institute - St Benedict and St Therese. Most of the content focuses on St Benedict, but we wove in St Therese in connection with my book St Benedict and St Therese - The Little Rule and the Little Way. After you purchase the course you will be led directly to a page for you to download and view the videos.
  • A six session course exploring the philosophical sources for the book, Immortal Combat- Confronting the Heart of Darkness. You can watch this series on your own or download and watch with a study group in your parish.
  • This collection of Fr Longenecker's essays on the life and works of T.S.Eliot, C.S.Lewis and J.R.R.Tolkien was gathered from his regular column at the St Austin Review, Imaginative Conservative website and various other outlets. What others have said about the book:

    "Reluctant Allies does what few books are able to do.  It welcomes newcomers to these authors, it provides deeper understanding to those familiar with their works, and it offers new perspectives to those who are specialists in this area.  Father Longenecker’s writing is clear and refreshing in a special way and very good for the soul."  — Devin Brown, English Professor, Asbury University, author of A Life Observed: A Spiritual Biography of C. S. Lewis

    Purchase the ebook here for most readers. For the Kindle version purchase from Amazon here.
  • A collection of short, sharp surprising essays about the life and works of T.S.Eliot, C.S.Lewis and the Inklings  
  • Immortal Combat

    $18.95
    Scroll down to learn about the Immortal Combat Deep Dive Today, far too many leading Christians water down the robust teachings of our Faith. Ignoring Christ’s clear example and constant demand that we boldly confront evils, they preach an amicable, nonconfrontational, feel-good gospel. Instead of teaching the faithful to edify and enjoin the wayward, they urge them to pacify and submit . . . with catastrophic results personally, for the Church, and for society at large. Now comes Fr. Dwight Longenecker with this potent book that shows how, by engaging in the lost art of spiritual warfare, good Christians can cure this trend and repair the extensive damage it has caused. Here, without fear or favor, Longenecker maps out the myriad places where evil lurks in our world, shines a light on its many faces, and details the countless clever tricks it uses to hide. He delineates ten sturdy principles that must motivate all Christian warriors who hope to expunge evil and stop it from returning. And finally, he explains in fascinating detail the art of immortal combat, showing how self-sacrifice and contemplation of the Cross can bring victory over any evil, no matter how hidden or how grave. Be forewarned: this book calls you to sanctity and is not for wimps. For sanctity is impossible apart from heroic virtue, and heroic virtue is impossible apart from spiritual warfare. As Fr. Longenecker puts it, “Find a saint, and you’ll find a warrior.” These pages are a mighty guidebook for souls hungry to follow the way of the Christian warrior by taking up their crosses and following into immortal combat the King of the Universe, Jesus Christ, our Lord. Go here for the e-book for $9.95    
  • In Letters on Liturgy Fr Longenecker writes to a fictional seminarian about the practicalities and theory of re-enchanting the liturgy by celebrating in a traditional and reverent style. Go here for the paperback edition priced at $17.95 Go here for the e-book priced at $9.95
  • In Letters on Liturgy Fr Longenecker writes to a fictional seminarian about the practicalities and theory of re-enchanting the liturgy by celebrating in a traditional and reverent style. Check out the hardback edition here. Price: $27.95. Go here for the e-book: Price $9.95
  • Dwight Longenecker and David Gustafson--who were classmates at Bob Jones University--debate the role of the Virgin Mary in God's plan of redemption. Go here to purchase the print edition.
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    With thoroughgoing research, wide reading of the spiritual traditions and a sparkling style of writing, Fr Longenecker opens the lives and wisdom of Benedict and Therese in a new and refreshing way. Go here for the print version.  
  • The Gargoyle Code is a collection of email correspondence between Senior devil Slubgrip and trainee devil Dogwart. The letters instruct Dogwart how to tempt his young Catholic victim, err, I mean patient. Meanwhile Slubgrip has to keep an eye on his own, elderly Catholic patient all the time watching his back because the other devils are plotting his downfall. Gargoyle Code provides a hilarious and sobering journey through Lent for serious Catholics who are not always so serious. Available as an e-book for $7.99. Go here for e-book Kindle edition. Go here to listen to Fr Longenecker read Gargoyle Code as a podcast-audiobook. Slubgrip Instructs: Go here to learn about the exciting sequel to The Gargoyle Code--Slubgrip Instructs.
  • It's easy to win an argument and lose a soul... This collection of Fr Longenecker's apologetics essays covers a wide range of subjects. Each one empowers the reader to learn more about the Catholic faith while also learning the winsome way of apologetics--not arguing but pointing the way. Go here to order the hard copy.  
  • Slubgrip Instructs is the sequel to Fr Longenecker's successful book The Gargoyle Code. In The Gargoyle Code master tempter Slubgrip writes daily to trainee devil Dogwart--advising him on the temptation of a confused young Catholic, while he struggles to control his own ‘patient’--an older man who is facing a serious illness. Having been betrayed and sent down, Slubgrip now finds himself sentenced to teach Popular Culture 101 at Bowelbages University. His lectures and meetings, and those of his collection of fiendish guest lecturers are recorded by the security division at Bowelbages and the transcripts comprise the manuscript of Slubgrip Instructs. Slubgrip's lectures take the reader through the whole range of the temptations in popular culture that undermine the Catholic faith. While busy teaching and bullying his students, Slubgrip has his eye on toppling President Thornblade and his old enemies--Commissioner Crasston and head of Detention, the tempter Snozzle. Will Slubgrip’s coup succeed or will he receive yet another “invitation to dinner down below”?
  • “Father Dwight Longenecker does for Catholicism what C. S. Lewis did for "mere Christianity". Those looking for the way home by taking the path to Rome will find this book an excellent and reliable guide for the journey.” -- -- Joseph Pearce--author of C.S.Lewis and the Catholic Church “Convert Father Dwight makes a powerfully "pure and simple" presentation of the Catholic faith. From fundamentalist Protestant to Anglican to Catholic; from America to England and back again; he asked difficult questions, and in this fine text, he successfully presents the answers that helped him make his journey home.” -- Marcus Grodi, host EWTN’s Journey’s Home, author How Firm a Foundation and Pillar and Bulwark Available in hard copy for $15.95 or as an e-book. Price $7.99. For e-book go here.
  • It's easy to win an argument and lose a soul... This collection of Fr Longenecker's apologetics essays covers a wide range of subjects. Each one empowers the reader to learn more about the Catholic faith while also learning the winsome way of apologetics--not arguing but pointing the way. FREE SHIPPING! Go here to purchase the e-book version.  
  • Dwight Longenecker and David Gustafson--who were classmates at Bob Jones University--debate the role of the Virgin Mary in God's plan of redemption. Go here to purchase the e-book version FREE SHIPPING!
  • The Mystery of the Magi

    $24.99
    Digging into the archeology, culture, history and Biblical background of the ancient world at the time of Christ's birth, Fr Longenecker has put together an astounding case for the historical roots of the story of the three wise men.    
  • Praying the Rosary for Spiritual Warfare takes you through all twenty of the gospel mysteries and reveals how to use these events from the life of Jesus and Mary to battle the rising darkness of our day. Buy the Kindle edition here for $9.99 Buy the Audiobook or get it free with your Audible trial. Go here. FREE SHIPPING!
  • Slubgrip Instructs is the sequel to Fr Longenecker's successful book The Gargoyle Code. In The Gargoyle Code master tempter Slubgrip writes daily to trainee devil Dogwart--advising him on the temptation of a confused young Catholic, while he struggles to control his own ‘patient’--an older man who is facing a serious illness. Having been betrayed and sent down, Slubgrip now finds himself sentenced to teach Popular Culture 101 at Bowelbages University. His lectures and meetings, and those of his collection of fiendish guest lecturers are recorded by the security division at Bowelbages and the transcripts comprise the manuscript of Slubgrip Instructs. FREE SHIPPING! Slubgrip's lectures take the reader through the whole range of the temptations in popular culture that undermine the Catholic faith. While busy teaching and bullying his students, Slubgrip has his eye on toppling President Thornblade and his old enemies--Commissioner Crasston and head of Detention, the tempter Snozzle. Will Slubgrip’s coup succeed or will he receive yet another “invitation to dinner down below”?
  • C.S.Lewis said that Christianity works on us like every other myth except that it really happened. Dwight Longenecker takes this idea and runs with it. Showing that the Christian story is the greatest story ever told because it gathers up what is true in all the fantasy stories of the world and makes them as solid, true, and real as a tribe of dusty nomads in the desert or the death of a carpenter king. FREE SHIPPING!
  • On his blog Fr Longenecker has a host of "guest bloggers". These alter egos are a range of eccentric and hilarious characters who liven up the blog and always reveal wise and witty aspects of the Catholic faith. The Rev'd Humphrey Blytherington is one of these alter egos. A bumbling Anglican country vicar--he is a lovable nitwit who always seems to get the wrong end of the stick. The Vicar of Great Snoring is a full length short story available as an e-book here for $2.99 on Kindle.
  • "People have fallen into a foolish habit of speaking of orthodoxy as something heavy, humdrum and safe. There never was anything so perilous or so exciting as orthodoxy." G.K. Chesterton Described as "a Chestertonian romp through the Apostle's Creed"--The Quest for the Creed consists of twenty short chapters exploring the Apostle's Creed. Quest for the Creed is the newly published and updated version of Adventures in Orthodoxy. With newly written chapters, this edition takes the reader one step further into the intriguing and mysterious Apostle's Creed. FREE SHIPPING!
  • More Christianity explores the fullness of the Christian faith in the Catholic Church. This is a friendly explanation of Catholicism for Evangelical Christians. Taking off from C.S.Lewis' famous book with a similar name, More Christianity calls Evangelical Christians to come "further up and further in" to the Catholic Church. (Note: copies purchased from this site are the first edition with a different cover) FREE SHIPPING!
  • Catholicism Pure and Simple

    $17.95
    “Father Dwight Longenecker does for Catholicism what C. S. Lewis did for "mere Christianity". Those looking for the way home by taking the path to Rome will find this book an excellent and reliable guide for the journey.” -- -- Joseph Pearce--author of C.S.Lewis and the Catholic Church “Convert Father Dwight makes a powerfully "pure and simple" presentation of the Catholic faith. From fundamentalist Protestant to Anglican to Catholic; from America to England and back again; he asked difficult questions, and in this fine text, he successfully presents the answers that helped him make his journey home.” FREE SHIPPING! -- Marcus Grodi, host EWTN’s Journey’s Home, author How Firm a Foundation and Pillar and Bulwark Available in hard copy for $15.95 or as an e-book. Price $7.99. For e-book go here.
  • Discover the parallels between your life and the Mysteries of the Rosary while experiencing the healing graces of Our Lady. Where our lives are characterized by trauma, stress, pain, or sadness, this ancient contemplative prayer can bring acceptance, understanding, and joy.Through a series of stories, reflections, and prayerful meditations, Father Longenecker reveals a powerful and very personal approach to using the Rosary as a process of transformation and healing from the inside out. Purchase the e-book here for $14.50 FREE SHIPPING!
  • Listen My Son captures the spirit of the ancient Rule of St Benedict and applies it to the day to day demands of modern parenting. FREE SHIPPING!
  • For many years Fr. Longenecker has written poetry as a hobby, and this is his first collection of verse. The poems spring from his life as a priest both in England and in South Carolina. They are simple, subtle and understated. The poet observes the ordinary world and reflects on the deeper hidden meanings that lie within.
  • A collection of sixteen conversion stories including a chapter by Journeys Home host Marcus Grodi. First published in England, these stories include conversions of men and women who were Anglo Catholic, Evangelical, Baptist, Salvation Army, Methodist and Anglican ministers. Now among the classic collections of conversion stories, this is Fr Longenecker's first book.
  • The Gargoyle Code

    $17.95
    The Gargoyle Code is a collection of email correspondence between Senior devil Slubgrip and trainee devil Dogwart. The letters instruct Dogwart how to tempt his young Catholic victim, err, I mean patient. Meanwhile Slubgrip has to keep an eye on his own, elderly Catholic patient all the time watching his back because the other devils are plotting his downfall. Gargoyle Code provides a hilarious and sobering journey through Lent for serious Catholics who are not always so serious. Available as an e-book for $7.99. Go here for e-book Kindle edition. Go here to listen to Fr Longenecker read Gargoyle Code as a podcast-audiobook. Slubgrip Instructs: Go here to learn about the exciting sequel to The Gargoyle Code--Slubgrip Instructs. FREE SHIPPING!
  • Sale!
    With thoroughgoing research, wide reading of the spiritual traditions and a sparkling style of writing, Fr Longenecker opens the lives and wisdom of Benedict and Therese in a new and refreshing way. Go here to purchase the e-book edition. FREE SHIPPING!  
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