A fiery preacher and humble servant to the coming kingdom of God, John the Baptist prepared the way for Jesus. Three gospel passages capture his message and its meaning and invite us to make way for Jesus in our hearts and in our world.
Haight offers insights and analysis on topics in religion and spirituality noting that the commonly expressed dichotomy between spiritual and religious is in many ways a false one: religion, church, and church structures all have their source and ground in spirituality. The broad range of topics explored in these essays befits the author's turn in recent years toward the interests of a seeking, questioning generation that finds more fruit in spirituality than in dogmatic religion.
In 'Jesus Twin,' a scholar shares his personal reflections into the Gospel of Thomas offering a learned, accessible introduction as well as inspiring insights into these ancient texts that have long stirred curiosity and inquiry.
Catholic History for Today's Church How our Past Illuminates our Present
We can’t understand the issues swirling in today’s Catholic church without understanding the past. In Catholic History for Today’s Church acclaimed historian John W. O’Malley, SJ, illuminates some of today’s most contentious issues—from celibacy to the role of the pope—through their history. In his characteristically engaging style, O’Malley’s essays provide readers with an overview of each theme in history then explore how that past connects with life today.
Struck down by Guillain-Barré Syndrome, Sydney’s Archbishop Anthony Fisher has, over the past year, experienced human frailty and illness. In this book, he reflects on this experience and on the healing peace of Christ that is often most appreciated amid radical woundedness. These reflections are gathered into this book to offer help and encouragement to all who, in their own situations, continue to walk along the way of the cross to resurrection and new life.
25 Life-Changing Questions from the Gospels Letting Jesus Lead You Through the Stages of Spiritual Growth
There's nothing quite like a pointed question to elicit an honest answer. Jesus used questions throughout his ministry, not to find out something he didn't know, but to probe into people's deepest, most unsettled spaces. Biblical scholar and retreat leader Allan F. Wright organizes twenty-five questions Jesus asked into five spiritual stages that will lead you on the road to discipleship.
Dust That Dreams of Glory - Canterbury Press Lent Book for 2018
Hail Mary Holy Bible Sacred Scripture and the Mysteries of the Rosary
The rosary has been at the core of Catholic devotional life for centuries. Renewing its place in our spiritual life today can be powerfully assisted by going to Sacred Scripture to focus our minds and hearts on the life and teachings of Jesus Christ, Son of God and Son of Mary. Hail Mary, Holy Bible delves deeply into the Bible, bringing both fresh and timeless insights into five or more Scripture passages for each set of mysteries (Joyful, Sorrowful, Luminous, and Glorious).
Barnabus, Man for Others - Explore three fascinating passages from the Acts of the Apostles with Jerome Kodell, OSB, one of the most insightful Catholic voices on Scripture today.
When I in Awesome Wonder Liturgy Distilled from Daily Life
Jill Crainshaw emphasises how Christian worship and leadership arise from and return to the human experience. She focuses on the ordinary experiences of our lives and the extraordinary love of God within them. Jill recognises that people encounter God as they live, work and play in human communities and therefore liturgy can be distilled from everyday life as we perceive the sacramental and spiritual dimensions of daily actions, objects, conversations and events.
Encountering God God Merciful and Gracious El Rachum Vchanun
It is not possible to tell the story of Abraham's descendants without taking note of how God's plan unfolded in the lives of Sarah and Hagar. The best laid plans and the unexpected converge as these two women respond to God's promises.