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The Meal Jesus Gave Us, Revised Edition by N. T. Wright (book)
9780664261290 | | Westminster John Knox Press
softcover, 96 pages, $14
Release Date: August 24, 2015
In this introductory volume N. T. Wright explains in clear and vivid style the background of the Last Supper, the ways in which Christians have interpreted this event over the centuries, and what it all means for us today. This revision includes questions for discussion or reflection after each chapter.
Wonder of Wonders by Dietrich Bonhoeffer (book)
9780664260453 | | Westminster John Knox Press
hardcover, 64 pages, $14
Release Date: August 24, 2015
These beautiful meditations from the works of Dietrich Bonhoeffer are perfect as brief devotions that include beautifully evocative, full-color photographs of winter scenes. These passages remind us of the profound wonders we celebrate during Advent and Christmas and of the reverence appropriate to the season.
Chosen? by Walter Brueggamann (book)
9780664261542 | | Westminster John Knox Press
softcover, 108 pages, $14
Release Date: September 2, 2015
Brueggemann explores the situation in modern-day Israel that raises questions for many Christians who are easily confused when reading biblical accounts of God’s saving actions with the Israelites. A question-and-answer section with Walter Brueggemann, a glossary of terms, study guide, and guidelines for respectful dialogue are also included.
Journeying with Luke by James Woodward, Paula Gooder, and Mark Pryce (book)
9780664260231 | | Westminster John Knox Press
softcover, 128 pages, $18
Release Date: September 4, 2015
Journeying with Luke is the first of four volumes that offer brief and accessible guides to the Gospels for learning and reflection. Each chapter ends with an action item, questions for reflection, and a prayer making it perfect for sermon preparation, devotion, or group study.
Sacred Reading: The 2016 Guide to Daily Prayer by Apostleship of Prayer (book)
978-1-59471-607-2 | | Ave Maria Press
softcover, 416 pages, $15.95
Release Date: September 4, 2015
This powerful new prayer book from the Apostleship of Prayer, the “pope’s prayer group,” engages and inspires readers with the daily scripture readings and introduces Catholics and other Christians to the traditional spiritual devotion known as the lectio divina, or “sacred reading,” in a new way.
Rebuilding Your Message by Rev. Michael White and Tom Corcoran (book)
978-1-59471-578-5 | | Ave Maria Press
softcover, 224 pages, $15.95
Release Date: September 4, 2015
Michael White and Tom Corcoran sparked a firestorm of debate in 2013 with their first book, Rebuilt, the story of how they brought their parish back to life. In Rebuilding Your Message, the award-winning authors now share their carefully honed communication practices to help priests, staff, volunteers, and parishioners better proclaim the irresistible and life-changing Gospel of Jesus Christ at every level.
Pray With Me by Grace Mazza Urbanski (book)
978-1-59471-574-7 | | Ave Maria Press
softcover, 160 pages, $14.95
Release Date: September 4, 2015
Grace Mazza Urbanski, children’s ministry director for the Apostleship of Prayer, gives practical advice on how to help children find opportunities to pray throughout the day. Using warmth, humor, and passion, Urbanski draws on personal experience to show how families are brought closer together through deeper contact with God.
Sacred Reading for Advent and Christmas 2015-2016 by Apostleship of Prayer (book)
978-1-59471-609-6 | | Ave Maria Press
softcover, 96 pages, $1.25
Release Date: September 4, 2015
This powerful new prayer book for Advent and Christmas from the Apostleship of Prayer, the “pope’s prayer group,” engages and inspires readers with the daily seasonal scripture readings and introduces Catholics and other Christians to the traditional spiritual devotion known as the lectio divina, or “sacred reading,” in a new way.
Jesus, Pope Francis, and a Protestant Walk into a Bar by Paul Rock and Bill Tammeus (book)
9780664260675 | | Westminster John Knox Press
softcover, 96 pages, $15
Release Date: September 9, 2015
This book looks at what is universal among Christians, what is unique to Catholics and Protestants, and how all Christians can practice understanding and cooperation across differences. Rock and Tammeus invite reflection on the heart of Christianity and how we relate to our fellow Christians.
Feasting on the Word Children's Sermons for Year C by Carol A. Wehrheim (book)
9780664261092 | | Westminster John Knox Press
softcover, 128 pages, $20
Release Date: September 9, 2015
Feasting on the Word Children’s Sermons for Year C offers practical suggestions for preparing and delivering the children’s sermon. Wehrheim provides fresh, engaging stories for pastors and other leaders each Sunday of the church year based on the Revised Common Lectionary that children will understand and enjoy.
Walking Backwards to Christmas by Stephen Cottrell (book)
9780664261863 | | Westminster John Knox Press
softcover, 128 pages, $14
Release Date: September 11, 2015
Telling the Christmas story through the eyes of both famous figures like King Herod and imagined characters like the innkeeper’s wife, Stephen Cottrell invites readers to experience Jesus’ birth anew, with greater appreciation of the dark themes and ancient figures relevant to the Advent story.
Daily Devotions for Advent 2015 by Sr. Theresa Rickard, O.P. (book)
978-1-59471-593-8 | | Ave Maria Press
softcover, 64 pages, $1.5
Release Date: September 18, 2015
The Living Gospel series of prayer books for Lent and Advent offer practical insight and spiritual wisdom from popular Catholic preachers and homilists. A new voice each season and the popular five-step format help Catholics pray, join their lives to the living Word of God, and take small steps toward spiritual growth each day.
The Mystery of Suffering: A Spiritual Classic on Trust in Divine Providence by Hubert van Zeller (book)
978-0-87061-296-1 | | Ave Maria Press
softcover, 128 pages, $12.95
Release Date: September 18, 2015
In this timeless classic first written in 1963, celebrated Benedictine monk, author, and sculptor Hubert van Zeller (1905-1984) offers an eloquent response to the question of human suffering: Those who endure suffering with hope and trust in Divine Providence will embark on an ever-deeper path to holiness that leads to eternal glory.
Our Lady, Undoer of Knots: A Living Novena by Marge Fenelon (book)
978-1-59471-630-0 | | Ave Maria Press
softcover, 160 pages, $14.95
Release Date: September 18, 2015
Our Lady, Undoer of Knots: A Living Novena is a unique guided meditation from veteran Catholic journalist Marge Fenelon, who has created a new devotional practice from this classic novena that is a favorite of Pope Francis.
How Odd of God by William H. Willimon (book)
9780664259747 | | Westminster John Knox Press
softcover, 160 pages, $20
Release Date: October 2, 2015
. If you wonder why you drag yourself into the pulpit every Sunday, if you worry that your sermons aren’t reaching past the front pew, then read this book and be encouraged. God chooses; God chooses preachers; God chooses you.
Bible Basics for Catholics: A New Picture of Salvation History (Updated Edition) by John Bergsma (book)
978-1-59471-291-3 | | Ave Maria Press
softcover, 224 pages, $15.95
Release Date: October 2, 2015
John Bergsma’s popular Bible Basics for Catholics, which has sold more than 60,000 copies,offers readers an accessible vision of salvation history as it unfolds in the Bible, showing how the Bible points us to the saving life and work of Jesus. A new chapter for this edition relates the book of Revelation to the Old Testament.
New Testament Basics for Catholics by John Bergsma (book)
978-1-59471-582-2 | | Ave Maria Press
softcover, 320 pages, $16.95
Release Date: October 2, 2015
Award-winning author and theology professor John Bergsma follows up his popular Bible Basics for Catholics—which has sold more than 60,000 copies—with a more in-depth look at the New Testament. Using simple illustrations and the same clear, conversational style that characterized his earlier book, Bergsma introduces four of the most important writers in the New Testament: Matthew, Luke, Paul, and John.
Bringing Lent Home with Pope Francis by Donna-Marie Cooper O'Boyle (book)
978-1-59471-617-1 | | Ave Maria Press
softcover, 96 pages, $3.5
Release Date: October 2, 2015
This timely fourth title in the Bringing Lent Home series by EWTN host and popular author Donna-Marie Cooper O’Boyle invites families with children to let the wisdom and spiritual insight of Pope Francis be their guide through Lent. The story of the popular Holy Father’s life, brief words of inspiration from him, and a variety of prayers and activities are included for each of the 40 days of Lent.
Intimate Graces: How Practicing the Works of Mercy Brings Out the Best in Marriage by Teresa Tomeo and Dominick Pastore (book)
978-1-59471-642-3 | | Ave Maria Press
softcover, 160 pages, $13.95
Release Date: October 2, 2015
In Intimate Graces, bestselling author and Catholic media personality Teresa Tomeo and her husband, Dominick Pastore, invite couples to enrich their marriages by practicing the fourteen Spiritual and Corporal Works of Mercy. Through their own story and that of other married couples, Tomeo and Pastore demonstrate how reciprocating the works of mercy brings out the best in a marriage.
Thoughtful Christianity by Ben Daniel (book)
9780664260644 | | Westminster John Knox Press
softcover, 216 pages, $18
Release Date: October 16, 2015
Thoughtful Christianity provides a guide to Christian faith that honors tradition while embracing modern thought and valuing critical reflection. Divided into three parts, the book explores how science can inform faith, the marks of a thoughtful life, and some suggestions for living a thoughtful life.
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