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  1. Reclaiming Humility: Four Studies in the Monastic Tradition
    Reclaiming Humility: Four Studies in the Monastic Tradition
    Jane Foulcher
    Cistercian / 2015 / Trade Paperback
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From fourth-century Egypt to twentieth-century Algeria, via Saint Benedict and Saint Bernard of Clairvaux, Dr. Foulcher’s compelling analysis of theology and practice challenges the church to reclaim Christian humility as essential to its life and witness today.

  1. A Nun on the Bus
    A Nun on the Bus
    Sister Simone Campbell
    HarperOne / 2015 / Trade Paperback
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Rooted in a deep spirituality of compassion and service, Sister Simone gives voice to the hunger, isolation, and fear that so many people in America feel. She shows how we can create real transformation in our communities through the contemplative life of prayer. These powerful, inspiring stories from the Nuns on the Bus tour and from Sister Simone's own life offer a fresh vision for a lived spirituality that is at the heart of today's progressive Christian movements working for change.

  1. Walk Softly and Carry a Great Bag: On-the-Go Devotions
    Walk Softly and Carry a Great Bag: On-the-Go Devotions
    Teresa Tomeo
    Servant Books / 2015 / Trade Paperback
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In Walk Softly and Carry a Great Bag, Teresa Tomeo offers conversational devotions to help busy women keep in touch with God in the midst of their busy days. She examines news and media events in the light of faith, and encourages readers to let God be in charge and run their lives.

  1. Amazing Graces: The Blessings of Sacramentals
    Amazing Graces: The Blessings of Sacramentals
    Julie Dortch Cragon
    Servant Books / 2015 / Trade Paperback
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Scapulars, candles, holy water, rosaries, relics, medals-these sacramentals are a profound grace to many, but still a mystery to some. In Amazing Graces, author Julie Dortch Cragon takes a look at the most popular sacramentals, explaining what a sacramental is, their history in the Church, the difference between a sacrament and a sacramental, and why sacramentals are still important channels of grace for you today. Using personal stories, Cragon shows you how sacramentals can increase your faith and provide tangible help and special blessings in times of difficulty.

  1. Oasis: Conversion Stories of Hollywood Legends
    Oasis: Conversion Stories of Hollywood Legends
    Mary Claire Kendall, Dolores Hart
    Franciscan Media / 2015 / Trade Paperback
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Read about the fascinating live of celebrities from the Golden Age of Hollywood and how their lives were transformed by their Catholic faith. The book provides you with captivating information about big-screen stars and includes details from interviews with the families and friends of these Hollywood legends.

  1. Pope Francis: Tradition in Transition
    Pope Francis: Tradition in Transition
    Massimo Faggioli
    Paulist Press / 2015 / Trade Paperback
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The election of Pope Francis represents not only a great historical event, but also a key moment for understanding the direction of the Catholic Church. In this illuminating work, Massimo Faggioli offers his unique insight into the pontificate of Pope Francis.

This is not a biography of Pope Francis, nor a complete chronicle of the early months of his pontificate. It is, rather, an attempt to capture some special moments and some key issues at the heart of the transition from Pope Benedict XVI to Francis, with the intuition that this unexpected transition and how it is carried out, and what it has given rise to reveals something which is not only a special Catholic event, but also a particular historical moment in a tradition in flux: a tradition that touches the contemporary world far beyond the borders of Rome and Roman Catholicism.

  1. The Story That Chooses Us: A Tapestry of Missional Vision Missinal-Ecclesial Journey
    The Story That Chooses Us: A Tapestry of Missional Vision Missinal-Ecclesial Journey
    George R. Hunsberger
    Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Co. / 2015 / Trade Paperback
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Over the course of several decades, missiologist George Hunsberger has written numerous essays on crucial themes for the church's recovery of its missional identity and practice. The Story That Chooses Us brings these essays together for the first time.

The book as a whole presents a composite sense of the missional identity and faithful witness to which the church is called in contemporary Western society. Hunsberger engages with well-known missiologist Lesslie Newbigin throughout his work as he carefully discerns biblical and theological roots for a contemporary vision of missional theology. The recurring themes in Hunsberger's essays provide both theological mooring and practical guidance for churches following Christ on the missional path.

  1. Ask the Bible Geek: Fascinating Answers to Intriguing Questions / Revised
    Ask the Bible Geek: Fascinating Answers to Intriguing Questions / Revised
    Mark Hart
    Servant Books / 2015 / Trade Paperback
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In Ask the Bible Geek, youth leader Mark Hart answers common questions about God, faith, and life, using solid, biblically based answers. As you learn how to think biblically about vexing issues, you'll be able to rise above the confusion in modern culture and gain a godly view of fast-changing issues. Revised Edition.

  1. Would I Like Jesus?: A Casual Walk through the Life of Jesus
    Would I Like Jesus?: A Casual Walk through the Life of Jesus
    Peter Fleming
    Paulist Press / 2015 / Trade Paperback
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This book is not an exercise in either theology or historiography. It's more an exploration of simple affection and/or repulsion. The book seeks to find out, by looking at one account of Jesus - the Gospel of Matthew - whether we can like him. If Jesus is actually God, then our emotional reaction to him, as opposed to our intellectual response, becomes tremendously important: would we like God if we met him, heard him speak, and saw him in action? Would Jesus' teachings and his personality move me to affection for him, so much so that I would change the priorities of my life? Would I like what he has to say? Would I like him?

  1. Let Yourself Be Loved: Transforming Fear into Hope, Revised Edition
    Let Yourself Be Loved: Transforming Fear into Hope, Revised Edition
    Phillip Bennett
    Paulist Press / 2015 / Trade Paperback
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Let Yourself Be Loved is a book of hope for all who desire love but also fear it. In its pages, readers are likely to recognize feelings within themselves: the part that is longing to be loved; and also fears within themselves: fearing vulnerability, judgment, and loss of control the part that holds back.

In this updated volume, with an additional chapter and prayers, readers will discover a joyful and liberating invitation simply to be loved: to recognize the loving presence of God that is always there unconditionally, ready to embrace and enfold them - despite their fears and resistance.

  1. More Than You Could Ever Imagine: On Our Becoming Divine
    More Than You Could Ever Imagine: On Our Becoming Divine
    Bernie Owens S.J.
    Liturgical Press / 2015 / Trade Paperback
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What we are destined for in Christ and in the communion of saints is beyond what most can even begin to imagine. With the help of St. Paul, St. John of the Cross, St. Ignatius of Loyola, and Teilhard de Chardin, Fr. Bernie Owens provides an engaging sketch of our spiritual journey. In More Than You Could Ever Imagine, Owens offers a glimpse of what we shall become, both individually and as a human race, transformed in Christ.

  1. A Listening Community: A Commentary on the Prologue and Chapters 1-3 of Benedict's Rule
    A Listening Community: A Commentary on the Prologue and Chapters 1-3 of Benedict's Rule
    Aquinata Buckmann, Matilda Handl, Marianne Burkhard
    Liturgical Press / 2015 / Trade Paperback
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This new book by Sister Aquinata Böckmann discusses the Prologue and chapters 1, 2, and 3 of the Rule of St. Benedict. In a lectio regulae she plumbs the depths of Benedict’s vision. Listen, the first word of the Prologue, is a keyword that describes the main stance of the individual monastic, the superior, and the entire community. Listening to the Scriptures and in them to Christ guides individuals and the community on how to "run on the way of God’s commandments" toward the goal of communal life in and with Christ.

  1. Created to Relate: God's Design for Peace and Joy
    Created to Relate: God's Design for Peace and Joy
    Kelly M. Wahlquist, Jeff Cavins
    Servant Books / 2015 / Trade Paperback
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In Created to Relate, author Kelly Wahlquist celebrates the innate, natural gift women have for relating with others and shows how those relationships can provide you with fulfilling opportunities to share your faith in a way that comes naturally to you. Each chapter contains a Scripture reading, reflection, discussion questions, and a practical application exercise.

  1. The Trinity: How Not to Be a Heretic
    The Trinity: How Not to Be a Heretic
    Stephen Bullivant
    Paulist Press / 2015 / Trade Paperback
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The Trinity is Christianity's most basic description of who God actually is and who he needs to be in order to save us and is at the very heart of what Christians believe. The central idea of this book is that, contrary to popular assumption, the Trinity is a very simple doctrine. It consists of just three short, deeply scriptural convictions: i) There is only one God; ii) Father, Son, and Holy Spirit are all God; and iii) Father, Son, and Holy Spirit are not the same. The Trinity: How Not to Be a Heretic explains how the earliest Christians came to be convinced by each statement, why they matter, and how slowly, over a period of several centuries it found a way of saying all three at once. Its sole purpose is to help Christians of all kinds better understand the Trinity so that they can then help others better understand it too.

  1. Soul-Centered: Spirituality for People on the Go
    Soul-Centered: Spirituality for People on the Go
    Jim Clarke
    Paulist Press / 2015 / Trade Paperback
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Unlike many works on spirituality, this engaging and user-friendly book is specifically aimed at the busy lay person. It underlines the idea that spirituality is not exotic, something for the few, but that it is in ordinary things and daily life that we can find intimacy with God.

Each chapter offers simple questions to stimulate the thought process in developing or integrating the different components of a vital or transformative spirituality. Specific prayer forms and spiritual practices from a variety of spiritual traditions are suggested to assist in creating a framework for attending to a personal interior life.

  1. Tales of Grace: Reflections on the Joyful Mysteries
    Tales of Grace: Reflections on the Joyful Mysteries
    Luigi Santucci, Demetrio S. Yocum
    Paraclete Press / 2015 / Hardcover
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Jesus said, "Unless you change and become like children, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven" (Mt. 18.3). Luigi Santucci’s compelling book takes Jesus’ precept to heart, and with delicate lyrical touches accompanies us into the "land of milk and honey" where readers can become children again and experience in a fresh new light the joyful mysteries of the Rosary. Translated for the first time into English, this profoundly poetic and original book will help readers rediscover the tenderness and beauty inherent in the miracle of Jesus’ birth and childhood, beginning with his conception and concluding with his adolescence.

  1. Pope Francis' Revolution of Tenderness and Love
    Pope Francis' Revolution of Tenderness and Love
    Walter Kasper
    Paulist Press / 2015 / Hardcover
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In Pope Francis' Revolution of Tenderness and Love: Theological and Pastoral Perspectives, Cardinal Walter Kasper, who has been referred to as "the pope's theologian," has "brought fresh air into the church, the wind, the confidence, joy and freedom." This fresh air is not simply the result of a charismatic figure, but rests in the deep rooted theological and pastoral experience of Jorge Mario Bergoglio. This book outlines the significant influences that have led Kasper to call Francis a pope leading a radical revolution of tenderness and love-radical because it is rooted in the Gospel.

  1. Just for Today
    Just for Today
    Saint John XXIII
    Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Co. / 2015 / Hardcover
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Known fondly as "The Good Pope," John XXIII was recently canonized as a saint, and his daily Decalogue continues to be a source of inspiration and comfort for people the world over. In this lovely picture book, graceful illustrations connect the text to everyday life, showing how the statements apply to school, family, and friendships.

The pairing of Saint John XXIII's cherished words and Bimba Landmann's symbolic artwork instills readers of all ages with a sense of peace while they savor each page. This charming book provides the perfect reminder of how to make the most of every day.

  1. Word and Worship Desk Calendar 2016
    Word and Worship Desk Calendar 2016
    Paulist Press / 2015 / Spiral Bound
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This spiral-bound desk calendar contains lectionary readings and a calendar for celebrating the Eucharist. Features included are a guide for praying the Liturgy of the Hours, a Bible Enrichment suggestion, and a mention of well-known people on the anniversary of their deaths.

  1. Word and Worship Pocket Calendar 2016
    Word and Worship Pocket Calendar 2016
    Paulist Press / 2015 / Trade Paperback
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Fingertip guide to the designated Bible reading for the day, plus feast and saints' days. Calendar format shows one full week at a glance.

  1. Faith, Hope, and Clarity: How to Know God's Will
    Faith, Hope, and Clarity: How to Know God's Will
    Gary Zimak
    Servant Books / 2015 / Trade Paperback
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Faith, Hope & Clarity addresses the question everyone asks, "What is God's will for my life and how do I act on it?". Gary Zimak, known for his talks on overcoming anxiety, offers help for daily decision as well as life-changing choices by helping you to develop a personal connection to God through prayer. Assuring readers that the prayer "Thy will be done" is being answered every day, he offers peace of mind and heart as you learn to surrender to God's will. Foreword by Donna-Marie Cooper O'Boyle.

  1. Spiritual Formation
    Spiritual Formation
    Henri J.M. Nouwen
    HarperOne / 2015 / Trade Paperback
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Led by the writing of beloved, bestselling author Henri Nouwen, the authors of Spiritual Direction, return with the second work in this popular spirituality series on how to live out the five classical stages of spiritual development. Featuring a unique visio divina, a visual meditation, to help guide and focus prayer, this volume reveals Nouwen's profound wisdom on how to move from sorrow to joy, resentment to gratitude, fear to love, and how to live there in the center - the place where God dwells.

  1. The Preaching of Pope Francis: Missionary Discipleship and the Ministry of the Word
    The Preaching of Pope Francis: Missionary Discipleship and the Ministry of the Word
    Gregory Heille
    Liturgical Press / 2015 / Trade Paperback
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In The Preaching of Pope Francis, Gregory Heille, OP, introduces readers to the pope's preaching, his insights about the preaching vocation of the ordained, and his call to all the baptized to go to the margins as missionary disciples and evangelists of the Word. Heille, a highly regarded professor of homiletics and preacher himself, offers an inspiring and practical resource for priests, deacons, and anyone involved in the ministry of preaching.

  1. Saint Francis of Assisi
    Saint Francis of Assisi
    G.K. Chesterton
    Hendrickson Publishers / 2015 / Hardcover
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In this brilliant reflection on the poor friar of Assisi, G. K. Chesterton unfolds the life and times of St. Francis, from his conversion as a young man to his receiving of the stigmata at the end of his life. In Chesterton’s colorful prose, St. Francis shines with the splendor of sanctity.

  1. Enter Assisi: An Invitation to Franciscan Spirituality
    Enter Assisi: An Invitation to Franciscan Spirituality
    Murray Bodo, Susan Saint Sing
    Franciscan Media / 2015 / Trade Paperback
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Enter Assisi and learn more about the Franciscan spirit with these reflections centered on the place where Sts. Francis and Clare lived. A popular pilgrimage destination, Assisi is brought to life in the words of Fr. Murray Bodo, a Franciscan priest who yearly travels to Assisi. As you experience the sights, smells, and sounds of Assisi through his sensitive prose, reflect upon your own spiritual journey.

  1. 24/7 Christian: The Secular Vocation of the Laity
    24/7 Christian: The Secular Vocation of the Laity
    Christine M. Fletcher
    Liturgical Press / 2015 / Trade Paperback
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How do we reconnect our faith and our life and move beyond being hour-a-week Christians? In 24/7 Christian, Christine Fletcher brings the riches of the Second Vatican Council with its teachings on the universal call to holiness, the freedom of conscience, and the role of the laity in the world together with the wisdom of the Rule of St. Benedict to provide a practical guide to becoming a Christian 24/7. Fletcher shows the importance of Catholics’ faith in meeting the challenges facing people today, including climate change, global inequality, and family breakdown.

  1. What are We Doing on Earth for Christ's Sake
    What are We Doing on Earth for Christ's Sake
    Richard Leonard SJ
    Paulist Press / 2015 / Trade Paperback
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Bestselling author Richard Leonard's third book in a series of questions, What Are We Doing On Earth for Christ's Sake?, invites Christians to revisit their faith in the midst of the contemporary world and its challenges. Rather than ignoring the world around us or creating one that is removed from reality, the book encourages the need for honest dialogue, stresses the importance of religious experience, but most importantly, urges the practice of genuine actions for Christ's sake.

  1. Stumble: Virtue, Vice, and the Space In-Between
    Stumble: Virtue, Vice, and the Space In-Between
    Heather King, Brian Doyle
    Franciscan Media / 2015 / Trade Paperback
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Failure is the first step on the path of redemption. In Stumble, Heather King takes a gritty look at what we mean by ideas like "good" and "evil", helping you to find your own place between virtue and vice. With fascinating portraits of people from the streets of Los Angeles along with prominent figures like Dorothy Day and Mother Teresa, she inspires you to keep on trying, in spite of - or even because of - your missteps.

  1. Woman of Strength: Learning from the Proverbs 31 Woman
    Woman of Strength: Learning from the Proverbs 31 Woman
    Servant Books / 2015 / Trade Paperback
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Does the woman of Proverbs 31 have anything relevant to offer you other than unrealistic expectations and the pressure to achieve more than is humanly possible? In Woman of Strength a variety of well-known Catholic women authors weigh in with short reflections, showing you how you how to embrace biblical virtues in a way that fits your life - whether married, single, a career woman or a stay-at-home mom.

  1. Martin Sheen: Pilgrim on the Way
    Martin Sheen: Pilgrim on the Way
    Rose Pacatte
    Liturgical Press / 2015 / Trade Paperback
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Martin Sheen, best known for his role as a Catholic president in the prestigious television series The West Wing, returned to the practice of his Catholic faith at the age of forty after decades away. After years of battling alcohol addiction, a near-fatal heart attack, and a nervous breakdown, the stage, film, and television actor renewed his dedication to his family and activated his faith with energy, grace, and joy.

  1. The Future of the Catholic Church with Pope Francis
    The Future of the Catholic Church with Pope Francis
    Gary Wills
    Viking / 2015 / Hardcover
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Garry Wills, the prizewinning historian, argues that changes have been the evidence of life in the Catholic Church. It has often changed, sometimes with bad consequences, more often with good - good enough to make it perdure. In this brilliant and incisive study, he gives seven examples of deep and serious changes that have taken place (or are taking place) within the last century. None of them was effected by the pope all by himself.