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When Saint Francis Saved the Church by Jon M. Sweeney (book)
978-1-59471-486-3 | | Ave Maria Press
hardcover, 192 pages, $22
Release Date: September 8, 2014
This vibrant book presents the unsullied life and message of Francis in its essential details, offering a sweeping, informative, remarkable look at how Francis and his movement quite literally saved the Christian faith—and continues to offer a spiritual vision with contemporary relevance.
Mortal Blessings by Angela Alaimo O'Donnell (book)
978-1-59471-408-5 | | Ave Maria Press
softcover, 160 pages, $15.95
Release Date: September 8, 2014
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’s final days—bathing, feeding, taking her for a walk in her wheelchair—became rituals or ordinary sacraments that revealed traces of the divine.
"A Sip of Soup & Prayer" Soup Mug — Peace Be With You (gift)
095177564165
Abbey Press
$14
Release Date: September 15, 2014
Mugs are crafted of oven/microwave/ dishwasher safe stoneware and sized to hold a generous serving of soup or other hot treat. Each includes a matching lid that can also be used as a coaster. Bubble wrapped in protective white boxes. 16 oz.; 4 3³8" x 3 1³2". Minimum order of two per design.
"A Sip of Soup & Prayer" Soup Mug — You're In My Heart Today (gift)
095177564172
Abbey Press
$14
Release Date: September 15, 2014
Mugs are crafted of oven/microwave/ dishwasher safe stoneware and sized to hold a generous serving of soup or other hot treat. Each includes a matching lid that can also be used as a coaster. Bubble wrapped in protective white boxes. 16 oz.; 4 3³8" x 3 1³2". Minimum order of two per design.
"A Sip of Soup & Prayer" Soup Mug — A Special Prayer for You (gift)
095177564158
Abbey Press
$14
Release Date: September 15, 2014
Mugs are crafted of oven/microwave/ dishwasher safe stoneware and sized to hold a generous serving of soup or other hot treat. Each includes a matching lid that can also be used as a coaster. Bubble wrapped in protective white boxes. 16 oz.; 4 3/8" x 3 1/2". Minimum order of two per design.
Three Moments of the Day by Christopher S. Collins, S.J. (book)
978-1-59471-464-1 | | Ave Maria Press
softcover, 160 pages, $13.95
Release Date: September 22, 2014
Retreat master Christopher Collins, S.J., introduces a powerful approach to both the Sacred Heart devotion and classic Ignatian spirituality. Readers are guided through three simple, yet profound prayer habits that can fit into any schedule: morning offering, evening reflection, and pondering the gift of the Eucharist throughout the day.
Sacrament by Patrick Hannon, C.S.C. (book)
978-1-59471-544-0 | | Ave Maria Press
softcover, 128 pages, $14.95
Release Date: September 29, 2014
In the tradition of such writers as Anne Lamott, Richard Rodriguez, and Barry Lopez, Patrick Hannon takes his readers on a captivating spiritual journey with unexpected turns and delightful characters. In Sacrament, Hannon guides readers through his own everyday sacramental encounters as living, breathing moments with God. Each essay is a carefully crafted metaphor of one of the sacraments, and Hannon shows moments of deeply human interaction to indeed be encounters with divine grace.
The Franciscan Heart of Thomas Merton by Daniel P. Horan, O.F.M. (book)
978-1-59471-422-1 | | Ave Maria Press
softcover, 288 pages, $16.95
Release Date: September 29, 2014
Daniel Horan, O.F.M., popular author of Dating God and other books on Franciscan themes—and expert on the spirituality of Thomas Merton—masterfully presents the untold story of how the most popular saint in Christian history inspired the most popular spiritual writer of the twentieth century, and how together they can inspire a new generation of Christians.
5 Minutes with the Saints by University of Notre Dame Alliance for Catholic Education (book)
978-1-59471-448-1 | | Ave Maria Press
softcover, 192 pages, $12.95
Release Date: September 29, 2014
Building on the popularity of 5 Minutes with Christ (2011), this unique book of meditations draws on insights and anecdotes from great Catholic saints on the subject of education to encourage and inspire teachers and others on the front lines of Catholic education.
"A Sip of Soup & Prayer" Soup Mug — A Prayer of Encouragement (gift)
095177564189
Abbey Press
$14
Release Date: September 30, 2014
Mugs are crafted of oven/microwave/ dishwasher safe stoneware and sized to hold a generous serving of soup or other hot treat. Each includes a matching lid that can also be used as a coaster. Bubble wrapped in protective white boxes. 16 oz.; 4 3/8" x 3 1/2". Minimum order of two per design.
Walking the Labyrinth: A Place to Pray and Seek God by Travis Scholl (book)
978-0-8308-3583-6 | | InterVarsity Press
softcover, 240 pages, $16
Release Date: October 2014
Providing a historical and modern context for the unique spiritual discipline of walking a labyrinth, Travis Scholl weaves his own journey with a prayerful study of the Gospel of Mark, guiding readers to powerful encounters with God, even in the midst of quiet solitude, repetition and stillness.
My Time in Atlanta by Shirley Green (book)
978-0-9894070-4-5 | | Our Written Lives of Hope (Ingram)
softcover, 296 pages, $19.99
Release Date: October 1, 2014
Poetry and memories from Sister Shirley Green during the 21 years she spent as a Contemplative Cloistered Nun, living a life of prayer at the Monastery of the Visitation in Atlanta, Georgia.
Evolution's Achilles' Heels (dvdvideo)
Producers: Gary Bates & Dr. Robert Carter
9781921643859 | Creation Ministries International
DVD | $19
Release Date: October 17, 2014
This groundbreaking documentary featuring 15 PhD scientists reveals the fatal flaws of evolutionary theory. 3D animations and dramatic footage help to show how the theory’s supposed strengths are, in fact, Evolution’s Achilles’ Heels.
The Living Gospel: Daily Devotions for Lent 2015 by Nicholas Ayo, C.S.C. (book)
978-1-59471-564-8 | | Ave Maria Press
softcover, 96 pages, $1.95
Release Date: October 20, 2014
The Living Gospel series of devotional prayer books for Lent and Advent offer practical insight and spiritual wisdom from popular Catholic preachers, speakers, and homilists. A new voice each season and a simple format invite Catholics to embrace the living Word of God as revealed in the daily gospel readings and in their everyday lives.
The Tiniest Tree by Ann Reade (book)
978-0-9894070-2-1 | | Our Written Lives of Hope, LLC (Ingram)
hardcover, 38 pages, $25
Release Date: November 1, 2014
The tiniest tree in the Christmas tree lot can't wait to fulfill his destiny in a family's home on Christmas Day, but after a few weeks on the lot, he finds himself passed over and sent to the bargain area. Will he ever regain his faith and fulfill his destiny?
Sacred Space The Prayer Book 2015 by The Irish Jesuits (book)
978-1-59471-566-2 | | Ave Maria Press
softcover, 384 pages, $15.95
Release Date: November 3, 2014
Sacred Space: The Prayer Book has become the yearly prayer companion for busy Christians. Sacred Space books have sold more than 400,000 copies since their inception in 2005, providing insightful daily meditations in the rich traditions of lectio divina (sacred reading) and Ignatian spirituality.
The Grace of Yes by Lisa M. Hendey (book)
978-1-59471-472-6 | | Ave Maria Press
softcover, 160 pages, $15.95
Release Date: November 3, 2014
Catholic new-media personality and bestselling author Lisa M. Hendey is fueled by a lifelong passion for her faith. In The Grace of Yes, she guides readers through pivotal moments of her journey and the eight virtues that have helped her—and will help readers—learn how to say yes to God.
Loved as I Am by Miriam James Heidland, S.O.L.T. (book)
978-1-59471-546-4 | | Ave Maria Press
softcover, 128 pages, $12.95
Release Date: November 3, 2014
When Sr. Miriam James Heidland’s life as a successful college athlete proved unfulfilling, she went searching for something deeper and ended up falling in love with Jesus. By charting her own journey toward wholeness, Heidland invites young Catholics to pursue their own relationship with Jesus.
Then Comes Baby by Gregory and Lisa Popcak (book)
978-1-59471-411-5 | | Ave Maria Press
softcover, 288 pages, $16.95
Release Date: November 3, 2014
Greg and Lisa Popcak—popular Catholic authors, radio hosts, and marriage and family experts—present this unique guide to caring for one’s baby, self, marriage, and spiritual life in the first three years of parenthood.
Bringing Lent Home with St. John Paul II by Donna-Marie Cooper O'Boyle (book)
978-1-59471-560-0 | | Ave Maria Press
softcover, 96 pages, $2.95
Release Date: November 28, 2014
This timely new addition to the Bringing Lent Home series by EWTN host and popular author Donna-Marie Cooper O’Boyle focuses on the life and wisdom of recently canonized St. John Paul II. Designed for families with young children, it offers a variety of prayers and practices for each day of Lent.
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