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  1. Flunking Sainthood Every Day: A Devotional for the Rest of Us
    Flunking Sainthood Every Day: A Devotional for the Rest of Us
    Jana Riess
    Paraclete Press / 2014 / Hardcover
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In her memoir, Flunking Sainthood, Riess failed twelve different spiritual practices over the course of a year but discovered to her surprise that even the ones she failed most spectacularly taught her something important. In this beautiful daily devotional, readers who want to go deeper into the twelve spiritual practices will find 365 days of guidance, arranged according to monthly practices such as gratitude, generosity, prayer, Sabbath-keeping, and hospitality.

  1. At the Heart of the Liturgy: Conversations with Nathan D. Mitchell's Amen Corners, 1991-2012
    At the Heart of the Liturgy: Conversations with Nathan D. Mitchell's Amen Corners, 1991-2012
    Pueblo Books / 2014 / Trade Paperback
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From 1991 to 2012, Nathan D. Mitchell was the author of the "Amen Corner" that appeared at the end of each issue of Worship. This volume assembles some of the most important of these columns around the themes of body, Word, Spirit, beauty, justice, and unity. In addition, Nathan's former students offer substantive commentary through essays that invite the reader to consider how the themes raised by Nathan might develop in the coming years.

  1. Imagining Abundance: Fundraising, Philanthropy, and a Spiritual Call to Service
    Imagining Abundance: Fundraising, Philanthropy, and a Spiritual Call to Service
    Kerry A. Robinson
    Liturgical Press / 2014 / Trade Paperback
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In Imagining Abundance, Kerry Robinson offers an inspirational and practical guide to effective fundraising that is ideal for anyone invested in a faith community. Bishops, provincials, pastors, ministers, executive and development directors and trustees of faith-based organizations will benefit from this healthy approach to the activity of fundraising that situates successful development in the context of ministry and mission.

  1. The Liturgy of Life: Interpreting the Interrelationship between Sunday Eucharist and Practices of Everyday Worship
    The Liturgy of Life: Interpreting the Interrelationship between Sunday Eucharist and Practices of Everyday Worship
    Ricky Manalo Ph.D.
    Pueblo Books / 2014 / Trade Paperback
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Everyday worship practices - from praying the rosary to recognizing the beauty of God's creation; from being moved by the power of music to praying Vespers on an iPad - not only take place at different locations and during different days of the week but also dynamically interact with one another. The Liturgy of Life examines the interrelationship between the practice of Sunday Eucharist and the many nonofficial worship practices that mark the everyday lives of Christians who continually negotiate the boundaries of official teaching on liturgy.

  1. The Princess Guide: Faith Lessons from Snow White, Cinderella, and Sleeping Beauty
    The Princess Guide: Faith Lessons from Snow White, Cinderella, and Sleeping Beauty
    Jenessa Terraccino, Teresa Tomeo
    Servant Books / 2015 / Trade Paperback
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Using familiar princess stories as backdrops, Jessica Terraccino shows young women how to be a true princess in the kingdom of God. Offering lessons in strong, feminine character, The Princess Guide provides women with lasting values that make them beautiful inside and out so they can experience God's approval and stop seeking approval from the outside world. Foreword by Teresa Tomeo

  1. Spiritual Resilience: 30 Days to Refresh Your Soul
    Spiritual Resilience: 30 Days to Refresh Your Soul
    Robert J. Wicks
    Franciscan Media / 2014 / Trade Paperback
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Spiritual Resilience will restore your inner peace and enhance your relationships with small portions of daily wisdom and insight. Key insights have been broken up into brief daily reflections with questions that encourage you to apply the insights to your own situation.

  1. Inspired: The Powerful Presence of the Holy Spirit
    Inspired: The Powerful Presence of the Holy Spirit
    Father Gary Caster
    Servant Books / 2015 / Trade Paperback
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In the book Inspired, Fr. Caster presents the Church's teaching on the Holy Spirit, the Third Person of the Holy Trinity. The book helps you connect to the Spirit in your own life, showing you how to experience the life-changing effects of the Spirit's power.

  1. Now What Do I Do?: A Guide for the New (and Not-So-New) Catholic
    Now What Do I Do?: A Guide for the New (and Not-So-New) Catholic
    Patrick Madrid
    Servant Books / 2014 / Trade Paperback
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Now What? addresses the questions and fears of those embracing the Catholic faith for the first time, or for the first time in many years. Patrick Madrid explains the quirky little things Catholics do and demonstrates the meaning and value of Catholic identity. The information in this book offers a deeper way to experience your new life in Christ and helps you find a way to become more active in your local parish.

  1. Idiot's Guides: Catholicism
    Idiot's Guides: Catholicism
    Julie Young, Father Eric Augenstein
    ALPHA / 2014 / Trade Paperback
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Catholicism has been a prominent Christian sect for more than 1,700 years, and is professed by more than 1.2 billion people worldwide. People outside the faith who seek to understand it sometimes have trouble comprehending its structure, values, traditions, and beliefs. Idiot's Guides: Catholicism holds the key to the mysteries of the Church.

  1. Make the Words Your Own: Praying Through the Psalter with St. Athanasius of Alexandria
    Make the Words Your Own: Praying Through the Psalter with St. Athanasius of Alexandria
    Benjamin Wayman
    Paraclete Press / 2014 / Trade Paperback
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The book of Psalms is where Christians have turned for 2,000 years for words to express their sadness, anger, despair, love, fury, doubt, and praise. And there is no better guide to understanding the Psalms than Saint Athanasius, one of the "Fathers" of the early church. Author Ben Wayman introduces you to these raw, gut-wrenching, honest prayers with the help of Athanasius. This may just be the help you need to make these words your own.

  1. A Book of Uncommon Prayer: 100 Celebrations of the Miracle & Muddle of the Ordinary
    A Book of Uncommon Prayer: 100 Celebrations of the Miracle & Muddle of the Ordinary
    Brian Doyle
    Sorin Books / 2014 / Trade Paperback
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In A Book of Uncommon Prayer: 100 Celebrations of the Miracle & Muddle of the Ordinary, acclaimed essayist and novelist Brian Doyle presents one hundred new prayers that evoke his deep Catholic belief in the mystery and miracle of the ordinary (and the whimsical) in human life. Not the beautiful, formal, orthodox prayers of the Catholic tradition, Doyle's prayers include eye-opening hymns to shoes and faith and family.

  1. 40 Days, 40 Ways: A New Look at Lent
    40 Days, 40 Ways: A New Look at Lent
    Marcellino D'Ambrosio
    Servant Books / 2014 / Trade Paperback
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In 40 Days, 40 Ways, author Marcellino D'Ambrosio encourages readers to take a fresh look at the Lenten season and try something more than just "giving something up." Try out one of these 40 new ideas designed to strengthen your spiritual life as you prepare for the celebration of Easter. Each idea includes a short reflection to help you incorporate the idea into your daily living.

  1. Illuminating Unity: Four Perspectives on Dei Verbum's One Table of the Word of God and the Body of Christ
    Illuminating Unity: Four Perspectives on Dei Verbum's One Table of the Word of God and the Body of Christ
    Rhodora E. Beaton
    Michael Glazier / 2014 / Trade Paperback
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Fifty years ago, Dei Verbum called Catholics to reflect on the inherent unity of the "one table of the word of God and the body of Christ." Drawing from a variety of ancient and modern insights, the author proposes a fresh view of word and sacrament as interrelated facets of God's one enduring revelation. Like a table with four sides, the unity of the Liturgy of the Word and the Liturgy of the Eucharist can be seen from the viewpoints of prophecy, pneumatology, language, and sacramentality.

  1. Chastity Is for Lovers: Single, Happy, and (Still) a Virgin
    Chastity Is for Lovers: Single, Happy, and (Still) a Virgin
    Arleen Spenceley
    Ave Maria Press / 2014 / Trade Paperback
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In 2012, journalist Arleen Spenceley outed herself as a twenty-six-year-old virgin in a Tampa Bay Times op-ed that went viral. In Chastity Is for Lovers, Spenceley expands on that piece, advocating Catholic teaching on sex and marriage with candor and humor, and without judgment.

  1. Sing of Mary: Giving Voice to Marian Theology and Devotion
    Sing of Mary: Giving Voice to Marian Theology and Devotion
    Stephanie Budwey
    Michael Glazier / 2014 / Trade Paperback
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This study analyzes Marian congregational song in the Roman Catholic Church in the United States from 1854 to 2010, focusing not only on the texts and music, but also on the contexts out of which these songs came. Marian devotion before 1854 is explored as well as pertinent developments in the Roman Catholic Church - particularly Vatican II - and other cultural developments. Through the quantitative and qualitative analysis of these songs, this work develops a broader understanding of how Marian congregational song developed, persisted, and changed as a mediator of Marian devotion.

  1. Sorting Out Catholicism: A Brief History of the New Ecclesial Movements
    Sorting Out Catholicism: A Brief History of the New Ecclesial Movements
    Massimo Faggioli
    Michael Glazier / 2014 / Trade Paperback
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Opus Dei, Focolare, Community of Sant'Egidio, Neocatechumenals, Legionaries of Christ, Communion and Liberation. These are but a few of the most recognizable names in the broader context of the so-called ecclesial movements. Their history goes back to the period following the First Vatican Council, crosses Vatican II, and develops throughout the twentieth century. It is a history that predates and prepares the movements' rise in the last three decades, from John Paul II to Benedict XVI. To learn more about this new face of Catholicism means to grasp the intersection of church, politics, and society as well as the potential development of Catholic evangelicalism in the church of the "New Evangelization."

  1. Bringing Lent Home with St. John Paul II: Prayers, Reflections, and Activities for Families
    Bringing Lent Home with St. John Paul II: Prayers, Reflections, and Activities for Families
    Donna-Marie Cooper O'Boyle
    Ave Maria Press / 2014 / Trade Paperback
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Designed by Donna-Marie Cooper O'Boyle for families with young children, Bringing Lent Home with St. John Paul II offers a variety of prayers and practices for each day of Lent. This family guide to prayer and Lenten devotion is the perfect way to deepen a family's observance of Lent while also learning about St. John Paul II, beloved pope for more than thirty-five years (1978 -2005) and one of the Church's newest saints.

  1. Gregory the Great: Moral Reflections on the Book of Job, Volume 1 (Introduction and Books 1-5)
    Gregory the Great: Moral Reflections on the Book of Job, Volume 1 (Introduction and Books 1-5)
    Brian Kerns, Mark DelCogliano
    Cistercian / 2014 / Hardcover
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The most sustained commentary on the Book of Job before the modern era, Gregory the Great's homilies serve as a summa of Christian doctrine, from creation to the final judgment. Gregory sees Job as a figure of Christ who suffered innocently without reproach and was duly honored by God for his righteousness.

  1. Stations of the Cross
    Stations of the Cross
    Timothy Radcliffe, Martin Erspamer
    Liturgical Press / 2014 / Hardcover
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During Lent we are surrounded by visual reminders of Jesus' last hours. In Stations of the Cross, renowned author and spiritual master Timothy Radcliffe, OP, offers readers a thoughtful meditation on this powerful devotion. Through word and image Radcliffe offers a profound experience of reflecting on the Stations of the Cross that is both visually and spiritually inspiring. With each reflection, he draws from stunning art commissioned by award-winning liturgical artist Martin Erspamer, OSB.

  1. The Lives of Monastic Reformers 2: Abbot Vitalis of Savigny, Abbot Godfrey of Savigny, Peter of Avranches, and Blessed Hamo
    The Lives of Monastic Reformers 2: Abbot Vitalis of Savigny, Abbot Godfrey of Savigny, Peter of Avranches, and Blessed Hamo
    Hugh Feiss, Ronald Pepin, Maureen M. O'Brien
    Cistercian / 2014 / Trade Paperback
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This volume offers translations of the twelfth-century Latin vitae of four monks of the Monastery of Savigny: Abbot Vitalis, Abbot Godfrey, Peter of Avranches, and Blessed Hamo. Founded in 1113 by Vitalis of Mortain, an influential hermit-preacher, Savigny expanded to a congregation of thirty monasteries under his successor Godfrey (1122-1138). In 1147, the entire congregation joined the Cistercian Order. Around 1172, two monks of Savigny, Peter of Avranches and Hamo, friends but very different personalities, died. Their stories were told in two further vitae.

  1. Bodies of Peace: Ecclesiology, Nonviolence, and Witness
    Bodies of Peace: Ecclesiology, Nonviolence, and Witness
    Myles Werntz
    Fortress Press / 2014 / Trade Paperback
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This book argues that Christian nonviolence is both formed by and forms ecclesial life, creating an inextricable relationship between church commitment and resistance to war. Examining the work of John Howard Yoder, Dorothy Day, William Stringfellow, and Robert McAfee Brown, this book explores how each thinker's advocacy for nonviolent resistance depends deeply upon the ecclesiology out of which it comes. These forms comprise four strands of a comprehensive Christian approach to a nonviolent witness rooted in ecclesial life.

  1. A Daily Catholic Moment: Ten Minutes a Day Alone With God
    A Daily Catholic Moment: Ten Minutes a Day Alone With God
    Peter Celano
    Paraclete Press / 2014 / Trade Paperback
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Deepen your spiritual life in 2015 using this simple devotional, filled with short readings of classic Catholic wisdom and spiritual practice. This book includes a daily reflection, phrases from Holy Scripture, and brief prayers.

  1. Loved as I Am: An Invitation to Conversion, Healing, and Freedom through Jesus
    Loved as I Am: An Invitation to Conversion, Healing, and Freedom through Jesus
    Miriam James Heidland S.O.L.T.
    Ave Maria Press / 2014 / Trade Paperback
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Although originally full of athletic ambition and goals for a career in sports news, Heidland was transformed in a very slow but deep way during her undergraduate years, moving from party girl to bride of Christ. In Loved as I Am: An Invitation to Conversion, Healing, and Freedom through Jesus, Heidland helps readers learn from her experience of seeking love in the wrong places and instead finding it in Christ. She shares her struggles - learning she was adopted, battling alcoholism, and healing from childhood sexual abuse - as signs of hope that anyone who desires to know Christ can find him and be loved intimately by him in return. By bringing readers into Heidland’s healing process, Loved as I Am provides a gentle and subtle template for finding peace and freedom in Jesus.

  1. The Spiritual Meaning of the Liturgy
    The Spiritual Meaning of the Liturgy
    Goffredo Boselli
    Liturgical Press / 2014 / Trade Paperback
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In The Spiritual Meaning of the Liturgy, Goffredo Boselli, one of Europe's foremost liturgical theologians, offers an accessible and important guide for both scholars and interested laypeople to understand the meaning that permeates the liturgy and its implications for daily living. Readers will find here a resource to help understand the liturgy more fully, interiorize it more effectively, and live it more authentically.

  1. Mortal Blessings: A Sacramental Farewell
    Mortal Blessings: A Sacramental Farewell
    Angela Alaimo O'Donnell
    Ave Maria Press / 2014 / Trade Paperback
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In this lyrical adieu to her mother, renowned Catholic essayist, poet, and professor Angela O'Donnell explores how the mundane tasks of caregiving during her mother' final days - bathing, feeding, taking her for a walk in her wheelchair - became rituals or ordinary sacraments that revealed traces of the divine.

  1. A Catholic Parent's Tool Box: Raising Healthy Familes in the 21st Century
    A Catholic Parent's Tool Box: Raising Healthy Familes in the 21st Century
    Joseph D. White Ph.D.
    Our Sunday Visitor / 2014 / Trade Paperback
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All parents face challenges, but Catholic parents have a unique opportunity - the ability to weather any storm with the grace that comes from their Catholic faith. And a bit of help from A Catholic Parent's Toolbox. With years of experience counseling children and families, Dr. White knows how to break down the tough topics into bite size pieces for families. Practical advice, actionable tips, and comforting stories combine to give parents exactly the tools they need.

  1. The Witness of Early Christian Women: Mothers of the Church
    The Witness of Early Christian Women: Mothers of the Church
    Mike Aquilina
    Our Sunday Visitor / 2014 / Trade Paperback
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The Witness of Early Christian Women demonstrates the radical nature of Christianity's understanding of women and their roles, especially in a pagan society that viewed them as little more than property. The variety of women here is striking: poor widows, consecrated virgins, heroic martyrs, but also businesswomen, the wealthy, and an indomitable traveler on a world tour. Each chapter features a concise biography accompanied by writings from the early Church about the woman in question.

  1. Sacred Fire: A Vision for Deeper Christian and Human Maturity
    Sacred Fire: A Vision for Deeper Christian and Human Maturity
    Ronald Rolheiser
    Franciscan Media / 2014 / Compact disc
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In Sacred Fire, author Ronald Rolheiser continues his writing on Christian spirituality in this follow up to his book, The Holy Longing. He delves into the questions : "How can we live less self- centered, more mature lives?" "What constitutes deep maturity?" "How do we reach that place?" And, not unimportantly, "What constitutes a more adult, Christian discipleship?" and "What constitutes a truly mature following of Jesus?" In this new book, Rolheiser takes us on a journey through the dark night of the senses and of the spirit. Here, we experience the full gamut of human life, pleasure and fervor, disillusionment and boredom. But, as Rolheiser explains, when we embrace the struggle and yearning to know God we can experience too a profound re-understanding to our daily lives. Audiobook Version.

  1. Sacrament: Personal Encounters with Memories, Wounds, Dreams, and Unruly Hearts
    Sacrament: Personal Encounters with Memories, Wounds, Dreams, and Unruly Hearts
    Patrick Hannon
    Ave Maria Press / 2014 / Trade Paperback
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This collection of perceptive personal essays brings the meaning of the sacraments to life with unflinching realism and compassion. Drawing on his experiences as a priest as well as memories of childhood and adolescence, Patrick Hannon weaves his stories with quirky characters and startling insights into the central actions of Catholic faith in Sacrament: Personal Encounters with Memories, Wounds, Dreams, and Unruly Hearts.