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The Road To Selfdom by Stephen Boehringer (book)
9781633570184 | | CrossLink
softcover, 215 pages, $17.95
Release Date: May 1, 2015
The Road to Selfdom takes a humorous yet revealing look into our own behaviors and beliefs while making a serious point regarding our true desire in life and how we are called to live as believers.
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.
"Discovering the Word” Plaque — Believe (gift)
095177562963
Abbey Press
$25
Release Date: May 22, 2015
Unique plaque reveals the powerful message “hidden" inside the words of John 11:25-26. Chalkboard-style MDF plaque features a screen-printed message and decorative metal adornment, and is surrounded by a distress-painted frame. Ready to hang. 9 1/2” x 11 1/2” x 3/4”.
"Discovering the Word” Plaque — Comfort (gift)
095177562949
Abbey Press
$25
Release Date: May 22, 2015
Unique plaque reveals the powerful message “hidden" inside the words of Matthew 11:28, 30. Chalkboard-style MDF plaque features a screen-printed message and decorative metal adornment, and is surrounded by a distress-painted frame. Ready to hang. 9 1/2” x 11 1/2” x 3/4”.
"Discovering the Word” Plaque — Courage (gift)
095177562925
Abbey Press
$25
Release Date: May 22, 2015
Unique plaque reveals the powerful message “hidden" inside the words of Isaiah 41:9-10 Chalkboard-style MDF plaque features a screen-printed message and decorative metal adornment, and is surrounded by a distress-painted frame. Ready to hang. 9 1/2” x 11 1/2” x 3/4”.
"Discovering the Word” Plaque — Peace (gift)
095177562956
Abbey Press
$25
Release Date: May 22, 2015
Unique plaque reveals the powerful message “hidden" inside the words of Psalm 62:5-6. Chalkboard-style MDF plaque features a screen-printed message and decorative metal adornment, and is surrounded by a distress-painted frame. Ready to hang. 9 1/2” x 11 1/2” x 3/4”.
"Discovering the Word” Plaque — Serenity (gift)
095177562918
Abbey Press
$25
Release Date: May 22, 2015
Unique plaque reveals the powerful message “hidden" inside the words of Psalm 62:1-2. Chalkboard-style MDF plaque features a screen-printed message and decorative metal adornment, and is surrounded by a distress-painted frame. Ready to hang. 9 1/2” x 11 1/2” x 3/4”.
"Discovering the Word” Plaque — Blessings (gift)
095177562932
Abbey Press
$25
Release Date: May 22, 2015
Unique plaque reveals the powerful message “hidden" inside the words of Numbers 6:24-27. Chalkboard-style MDF plaque features a screen-printed message and decorative metal adornment, and is surrounded by a distress-painted frame. Ready to hang. 9 1/2” x 11 1/2” x 3/4”.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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