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Embracing the Body: Finding God in Our Flesh and Bone by Tara M. Owens (book)
9780830835935 | | InterVarsity Press
softcover, 240 pages, $17
Release Date: March 2015
What is God trying to do through your skin and bones? Spiritual director Tara Owens invites you to listen to your thoughts about your body in a way that draws you closer to God, calling you to explore how your spirituality is intimately tied to your physicality.
Season of Repentance: Lenten Homilies of Saint John of Kronstadt by Ivan Ilyich Sergiev (book)
9780884653844 | | Holy Trinity Publications (Independent Publishers Group)
softcover, 218 pages, $16.95
Release Date: March 1, 2015
Each year we begin anew the journey to the radiant feast of Pascha, entering the season of repentance known as Great Lent. The homilies presented in this modest volume, from one of the spiritual giants of the Orthodox Church of Russia, can both encourage and inform us in this struggle of the fast.
Rebuilding Youth Ministry by Christopher Wesley (book)
978-1-59471-576-1 | | Ave Maria Press
softcover, 128 pages, $9.95
Release Date: March 6, 2015
Christopher Wesley, director of student ministry at Church of the Nativity in Timonium, Maryland—the Catholic parish at the center of the bestselling book Rebuilt—has doubled teen participation in his programs and tripled the number of adult volunteers who work with youth. In Rebuilding Youth Ministry, Wesley presents ten indispensable strategies for creating successful youth programs where teens feel connected, stay involved, and grow in faith.
A Catholic Gardener's Spiritual Almanac by Margaret Rose Realy (book)
978-1-59471-484-9 | | Ave Maria Press
softcover, 288 pages, $17.95
Release Date: March 6, 2015
A Catholic Gardener’s Spiritual Almanac is the first book to offer gardeners spiritual resources and creative projects that connect a love of gardening with their Catholic faith. Margaret Realy, master gardener, retreat leader, and writer, presents this spiritual companion that follows the natural and liturgical seasons and offers gardening tips and easy-to-do projects for each month of the year.
Gifts of the Visitation by Denise Bossert (book)
978-1-59471-568-6 | | Ave Maria Press
softcover, 160 pages, $14.95
Release Date: March 6, 2015
The biblical encounter between the Virgin Mary and her cousin Elizabeth, before the births of Jesus and John the Baptist, is at the heart of Gifts of the Visitation by popular speaker and syndicated columnist Denise Bossert. She uses their story to highlight nine gifts experienced by both women as they awaited the arrival of their sons and to encourage readers to develop these gifts themselves.
The Archaeology of Faith by Fr. Louis J. Cameli (book)
978-1-59471-589-1 | | Ave Maria Press
softcover, 224 pages, $15.95
Release Date: March 20, 2015
Drawing on family history and his own story, noted theologian and pastoral leader Fr. Louis J. Cameli takes readers on an archaeological exploration into the faith passed down across time and place. Beginning in his ancestral home in Italy and tracing the story through the centuries, Cameli unearths layers of faith to lead readers to a clearer understanding of their own faith as a legacy from the community of the Church.
Unleashed by Sonja Corbitt (book)
978-1-59471-599-0 | | Ave Maria Press
softcover, 192 pages, $15.95
Release Date: April 8, 2015
Sonja Corbitt was an evangelical Baptist before she converted to Catholicism. In Unleashed, she shares her passion for the scriptures by weaving the Word of God with her own experiences to show readers how the Holy Spirit flows through their lives in relationships, prayer, and even in times of suffering.
Like the First Morning by Michael J. Ortiz (book)
978-1-59471-591-4 | | Ave Maria Press
softcover, 192 pages, $15.95
Release Date: April 17, 2015
In Like the First Morning, acclaimed author and teacher Michael J. Ortiz presents a literary yet deeply personal approach to the Morning Offering, a popular form of daily prayer practiced by millions of Catholics worldwide. The book reveals the depth of this simple devotion, showing how a daily offering up of prayers, works, joys, and sufferings renews every aspect of life, and inspires the reader to live each day with greater intentionality and joy.
Seeking Surrender by Colette Lafia (book)
978-1-933495-88-0 | | Ave Maria Press
softcover, 160 pages, $14.95
Release Date: April 17, 2015
An unlikely friendship between Colette Lafia and a silent monk at the Abbey of Gethsemani, where Thomas Merton lived, comes to life through seven years of shared letters. Lafia's palpable openness and warm storytelling lead readers through the same compassionate process that led the author to accept herself, find peace with life, and strive for an ever-deepening relationship with God.
Saint Francis by Mary Joslin illustrated by Alison Wisenfeld (book)
978-0-7459-6492-8 | | Lion Hudson (Kregel Publications)
hardcover, 32 pages, $9.99
Release Date: April 27, 2015
A small format picture book with clean and fresh illustrations tells the story of Francis of Assisi.
Stories of the Saints by Margaret McAllister, illustrated by Alida Massari (book)
978-0-7459-6445-4 | | Lion Hudson (Kregel Publications)
hardcover, 48 pages, $17.99
Release Date: April 27, 2015
An elegantly illustrated hardcover picture book that tells the stories of ten saints.
Soul of a Pilgrim by Christine Valters Paintner (book)
978-1-933495-86-6 | | Ave Maria Press
softcover, 160 pages, $15.95
Release Date: May 8, 2015
The renowned author of eight books and abbess of the online retreat center Abbey of the Arts, Christine Valters Paintner takes readers on a new kind of pilgrimage: an inner journey to discover the heart of God. Eight stages of the pilgrim’s way—from hearing the call to coming home—are accompanied by scripture stories of great biblical journeys and the author’s unique and creative practices of prayer, writing, and photography.
The Catholic Guide to Dating After Divorce by Lisa Duffy (book)
978-1-59471-597-6 | | Ave Maria Press
softcover, 192 pages, $15.95
Release Date: May 8, 2015
In the first book written specifically for the 11 million divorced Catholics in the United States, Lisa Duffy—CatholicMatch.com columnist and creator of the “Journey of Hope” divorce recovery program—combines personal experience, Church teaching, and more than twenty years of ministering to those wounded by divorce to offer a guide that shows how faith can be a catalyst for healthy dating and relationships.
Arriving at Amen by Leah Libresco (book)
978-1-59471-587-7 | | Ave Maria Press
softcover, 192 pages, $15.95
Release Date: May 8, 2015
In 2012, media outlets from CNN to EWTN announced that Leah Libresco, a gifted young intellectual, columnist, and prolific blogger on the Atheist channel on Patheos, was converting to Catholicism. In Arriving at Amen, Libresco uses the rigorous rationality that defined her Atheism to tell the story behind that very personal journey and to describe the seven forms of Catholic prayer that guided her to embrace a joyful life of faith.
The Master Musician: Meditations on Jesus by John Michael Talbot (book)
9780830836970 | | InterVarsity Press
softcover, 112 pages, $13
Release Date: June 2015
Renowned Christian musician John Michael Talbot calls the church to greater unity and service under God's authority. A parable of God as Master Musician and God's people as his instruments, this spiritual meditation draws us into closer union with Jesus and each other.
The Lion First Bible (white) by Pat Alexander (book)
9780745965833 | | Kregel Publications
hardcover, 480 pages, $19.99
Release Date: June 27, 2015
The Lion First Bible includes more than sixty Bible stories, carefully written and crafted with consideration as to the true meaning of the Bible as well as the child’s level of reading comprehension. It is sincere yet lively, and provides an excellent foundation for a growing knowledge of the Bible.
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