Mary Craig's Books

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Blessings by Mary Craig

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The first of Mary's biographical portraits, her account of the life of Lord Longford, prison reformer, enemy of pornography, and consistent champion of the poor and helpless, attracted enormous critical attention and confirmed her as a major new writing talent.

ISBN 0-340-23267-6


Blessings, first published in 1979, is an often harrowing account of how Mary Craig struggled and overcame the grief of bringing up two severely mentally and physically handicapped children. Resolution came from an unlikely quarter through working at a home for disabled survivors of Nazi concentration camps, Mary was able to come to terms with the hand fate had dealt her and to transform it into an experience of acceptance and love. In continuous print since its first publication.

ISBN 1-85998-019-8

The election as Pope of a man who was only 58 outside the Vatican inner circle and from a communist country caused consternation. He was destined to become one of the best known and most popular Popes of modern times, and in this book, Mary tells his remarkable story.

ISBN 0-34024225-3

Man From a Far Country
Candles in the Dark

This book tells the often harrowing stories of 20th century martyrs who made the ultimate sacrifice for the hope they believed in. They include Dietrich Bonhoeffer, the German theologian, Martin Luther King, and Oscar Romero, the Archbishop of San Salvador, murdered during a church service.

ISBN 0-7451-2640-5

In February 1941, Wanda Poltawska, a 19 year old Polish girl, was arrested by the Gestapo and charged with aiding and abetting the resistance movement. It was to be over four years before she would come home again. This book is Wanda's account of those years, the time she spent in Ravensbruck concentration camp when she was used as one of the camp's guinea pigs for medical experiments. Many of her friends died as a result of these experiments. Wanda vowed if she survived, she would become a doctor. This is her extraordinary testament, translated from the Polish by Mary Craig.

ISBN 0-340-40927-4

And I am Afraid of my Dreams
The Crystal Spirit

The biography of Lech Walesa, the charismatic leader of an unprecedented movement within the Soviet block. This is a portrait of a man whose social and Christian messages continue to inspire beyond the confines of his own time and country.

ISBN 0-340-37200-1

The mystery of the Madonna of Medjugorje. Mary's balanced and objective book provides an open-ended study of this fascinating spiritual revelation.

ISBN 0-87793-386-3

Spark from Heaven
Tears of Blood

A powerful work that reveals the true horrors behind China's "liberation" of Tibet, based on extensive research and interviews with Tibetan refugees.

ISBN 1-58243-102-7

Although previous books have told the story of the Dalai Lama himself, none has painted the wider picture of his immediate family, and in this moving account, it's shown how they have all played an integral role in their country's recent difficult history.

ISBN 0-00-627838-8

The Last Freedom

The second volume of Mary Craig's autobiography, this is a moving account of the death from cancer of her husband, Frank, and the books that helped and strengthened her during this painful time.

ISBN 0-340-69078-X

An account of the harrowing experiences of Jinpa Ngodup, who left Tibet aged 24, having never known a time when the Chinese had not ruled his homeland. This personal account of an ordinary Tibetan is one shared by all Tibetans, who after 1959 suffered the destruction of everything they valued.

ISBN 0-340-72199-5

Waiting for the Sun

Children's Books

Pope John Paul II

Karol Jozef Wojtyla was an unexpected choice for Pope when he was elected in 1978 at the age of only 58. But he was destined to become one of the most popular, outspoken and memorable Popes of modern times. This book was chosen by the Book Council as one of the top ten children's books of 1982.

EVANS: ISBN 0-237-60005-6

When Sister Teresa left the Loreto Convent in Calcutta to work exclusively with the dying destitute, she set out on a mission that was to make her one of the most famous, and loved, figures in the world.

ISBN 0-241-10933-7

Mother Teresa
Lech Walesa

Lech Walesa was the man who led Solidarity, the first free trade union in the Communist block. He led his followers in a non-violent opposition to the state and its police and was inspirational in creating the climate that finally enabled Poland to free itself from the power of the Communist party.

ISBN 0-86327-243-6

A collection of the wisdom of His Holiness The Dalai Lama, one of the greatest spiritual leaders of our time.

ISBN 0-340-78535-7

His Holiness The Dalai Lama

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