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Divine Mercy for Moms: Sharing the Lessons of St. Faustina by Michele Faehnle and Emily Jaminet (book)
978-1-59471-665-2 | | Ave Maria Press
softcover, 160 pages, $14.95
Release Date: February 26, 2016
Originating in the early 20th century, the Divine Mercy devotion of St. Faustina Kowalska is one of the most celebrated of all Catholic devotions. In their first book, Catholic bloggers and speakers Michele Faehnle and Emily Jaminet break open the history, practices, and prayers associated with the devotion, guiding busy moms to receive God’s message of Divine Mercy and pass it on to others through their words, deeds, and prayers.
Lord of the World: A Novel by Robert Hugh Benson (book)
978-0-87061-298-5 | | Ave Maria Press
softcover, 352 pages, $14.95
Release Date: February 26, 2016
In one of the first dystopian novels of the twentieth century, Robert Hugh Benson imagines a world where belief in God has been replaced by secular humanism. The narrative has been hailed as the finest work of this unsung, but influential, author whose conversion to Catholicism rocked the Church of England in 1903. Back in print for the first time in decades, it includes a new introduction, biography, and theological reflection.
Remembering God's Mercy: Redeem the Past and Free Yourself from Painful Memories by Dawn Eden (book)
978-1-59471-636-2 | | Ave Maria Press
softcover, 160 pages, $14.95
Release Date: February 26, 2016
In the first book to explore how painful personal memories impact faith, bestselling author Dawn Eden offers a guide to the process she used to heal her painful memories. Through her own story, as well as the examples of St. Ignatius of Loyola, St. Peter Faber, and Pope Francis, she shows how the mercy of God, who holds all of events of our life in his own memory, can bring you healing and inner peace.
Room 24: Adventures of a New Evangelist by Katie Prejean (book)
978-1-59471-649-2 | | Ave Maria Press
softcover, 160 pages, $13.95
Release Date: February 26, 2016
Five years after she graduated from high school, teacher, catechist, and sought-after speaker Katie Prejean returned to her alma mater in Lake Charles, Louisiana, to teach freshman theology in room 24. In the early years of her career, Prejean’s hormonal, sometimes grumpy, and often confused students taught her what it means to evangelize. Her frequently witty and always candid stories—and the ten lessons she offers—will inspire anyone who works with youth in the Church today.
Transformed by God's Word: Discovering the Power of Lectio and Visio Divina by Stephen J. Binz (book)
978-1-59471-651-5 | | Ave Maria Press
softcover, 224 pages, $16.95
Release Date: February 26, 2016
Bestselling author and biblical scholar Stephen J. Binz offers the first book to combine the ancient Western practice of lectio divina (sacred reading) with the lesser-known Eastern Orthodox tradition of visio divina (sacred seeing). Binz suggests a life-changing way to pray through twenty gospel readings paired with beautiful, never-before-published contemporary icons.
Hidden in God: Discovering the Desert Vision of Charles de Foucauld by Bonnie Thurston (book)
978-1-59471-659-1 | | Ave Maria Press
softcover, 160 pages, $14.95
Release Date: March 11, 2016
Blessed Charles de Foucauld (1858-1916) was a complex man: Born into French aristocracy, he floundered as a military officer, but rediscovered his Catholic heritage and eventually lived voluntarily as an impoverished priest/hermit in the Sahara desert. Foucauld wanted to emulate the hidden life of Jesus in Nazareth and in doing so, left a spiritual legacy that attracted the likes of Dorothy Day and author, poet, and spiritual director Bonnie Thurston.
One Ordinary Sunday: A Meditation on the Mystery of the Mass by Paula Huston (book)
978-1-59471-595-2 | | Ave Maria Press
softcover, 256 pages, $16.95
Release Date: March 11, 2016
Award-winning writer Paula Huston uses her experience at Mass on the fourteenth Sunday of Ordinary Time to offer a theologically and historically rich exploration of the origin and meaning of the liturgy. Huston’s personal and spiritual reflections offer fresh and often unexpected insights into the profound mystery at the heart of the Catholic faith.
Redeeming Conflict: 12 Habits for Christian Leaders by Ann M. Garrido (book)
978-1-59471-613-3 | | Ave Maria Press
softcover, 288 pages, $15.95
Release Date: March 11, 2016
Catholic theologian and conflict mediator Ann M. Garrido identifies conflict as a potentially fruitful exchange that arises from living and working together in the diverse world God created. She offers twelve practical habits for responding to conflict, pairs each with a role model from history, and offers questions and prayers for growth.
Seasons in My Garden: Meditations from a Hermitage by Elizabeth Wagner (book)
978-1-59471-634-8 | | Ave Maria Press
softcover, 256 pages, $16.95
Release Date: March 25, 2016
In Seasons in My Garden, award-winning writer Sr. Elizabeth Wagner reveals how tending to a garden in her Maine hermitage brought her to a deeper understanding of what it means to have faith, love others, and hope in the mercy of God. Her keen eye for the most intricate details of nature will help you find a path that brings you closer to God as well.
The Enthusiast: How the Best Friend of Francis of Assisi Almost Destroyed What He Started by Jon M. Sweeney (book)
978-1-59471-601-0 | | Ave Maria Press
softcover, 320 pages, $18.95
Release Date: March 25, 2016
Popular historian and award-winning author Jon M. Sweeney relates the untold story of St. Francis through his friendship with Elias of Cortona, the man who helped him build the Franciscan movement. Sweeney uses the complexities of their relationship in gripping narrative of how their efforts changed the world and how Elias’s enthusiasm betrayed the ideals of his friend.
To Heal, Proclaim, and Teach: The Essential Guide to Ministry in Today's Catholic Church by Jared Dees (book)
978-1-59471-619-5 | | Ave Maria Press
softcover, 320 pages, $15.95
Release Date: March 25, 2016
Jesus had a threefold ministry on Earth: to heal the wounded; proclaim the Good News; and teach those who became his disciples. Using examples from his own teaching, stories from the Bible, and the lives of the saints, author and catechist Jared Dees offers an engaging approach and practical ideas for following the ministry of Jesus in your own work.
The Four Keys to Everlasting Love: How Your Catholic Marriage Can Bring You Joy for a Lifetime by Karee Santos and Manuel P. Santos, M.D. (book)
978-1-59471-603-4 | | Ave Maria Press
softcover, 256 pages, $15.95
Release Date: April 8, 2016
No marriage—even a sacramental one—is free from conflicts about sex, money, child-rearing, in-laws, and work/life balance. Marriage columnist Karee Santos and her husband, Manuel, a psychiatrist who has been counseling couples for more than fifteen years, explore how applying the Catholic faith to marriage can free us to experience deep, lasting, and soul-satisfying love.
Illuminating the Way: Embracing the Wisdom of Monks and Mystics by Christine Valters Paintner (book)
978-1-933495-93-4 | | Ave Maria Press
softcover, 224 pages, $17.95
Release Date: April 29, 2016
Employing the same practices she uses in her other books, popular author and innovative online retreat leader Christine Valters Paintner explores how the lives and spirituality of twelve monks and mystics offer distinct patterns of thought that will lead you to a deeper understanding of your strengths and areas of growth and will guide you on the path to your true self.
Keep Your Kids Catholic: Sharing Your Faith and Making It Stick by Marc Cardaronella (book)
978-1-59471-605-8 | | Ave Maria Press
softcover, 160 pages, $14.95
Release Date: April 29, 2016
Many Catholic parents are tempted to leave the religious education and spiritual formation of their children up to their parish or Catholic school. Professional catechist, popular blogger, and father of two, Marc Cardaronella has a passionate plea for those parents: Be your child’s primary educator in the faith by what you do and say. This practical guide gives parents what they need to be a bigger partner in handing on the faith to their children by creating a faith-nurturing environment at home.
Letters to My Lord: Intimate Conversations with Christ by Daniel A. Lord, S.J. (book)
978-0-87061-300-5 | | Ave Maria Press
softcover, 128 pages, $13.95
Release Date: April 29, 2016
In this rediscovered spiritual classic, Rev. Daniel A. Lord, S.J., offers a collection of sixteen deeply personal letters written to Christ as Lord was dying of cancer. Known as “the Hollywood priest” because of his involvement in the film industry, Lord was the author of ninety books and almost three hundred pamphlets. First published in 1963 and now back in print, these letters are still a shining example of an intimate relationship with Christ and a model of how to talk with God in an honest and intimate way.
The cross, Our Only Hope: Daily Reflections in the Holy Cross Tradition by Revs. Andrew Gawrych, C.S.C., and Kevin Grove, C.S.C. (book)
978-1-59471-653-9 | | Ave Maria Press
softcover, 512 pages, $17.95
Release Date: May 20, 2016
The publication of the first edition of The Cross, Our Only Hope in 2008 established it as a foundational work of contemporary Holy Cross spirituality. This thoroughly revised edition, which features more and many new contributions, is a must-have for members of the Congregation of Holy Cross: its friends, lay collaborators, and benefactors: and anyone interested in its spiritual tradition.
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