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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.
Freedom Clause 14 Amendments to Freedom by Colby Sutter (book)
9781633570191 | | CrossLink Publishing
softcover, 204 pages, $15.95
Release Date: April 9, 2015
What do you do when you go “All In” for God and you are still filled with feelings of anger, depression, Un-forgiveness, hopelessness? What do you do when you tried everything and those feelings still won’t go away?
Why Do I Worry? by Br. Francis Wagner, OSB (book)
978-0-87029-670-3 | | Abbey Press Publications
softcover, 76 pages, $7.95
Release Date: April 9, 2015
Worrying consumes more time and energy than most of us are willing to acknowledge. To be sure, life presents each of us with things we need to be concerned about. However, worry is excessive concern about life’s challenges. It is the companion of fear, and has the crippling capacity to take control of our thoughts to the point that it negatively affects our physical, emotional, and relational well-being. Why Do I Worry? will help you overcome worry from the perspective of our Christian faith. Let us follow Jesus, the Light of the world who says to us all: “Do not worry about your life. Do not let your hearts be troubled. Believe in God, believe also in me.”
Letting Go of Envy by Patti Normile (book)
978-0-87029-666-6 | | Abbey Press Publications
softcover, 76 pages, $7.95
Release Date: April 9, 2015
Envy is one of the more unpleasant aspects of the human psyche, and if we’re honest, we are all colored by its sickly hue from time to time. We also know that emotional, physical, and spiritual illness can arise from unbridled envy—in ways both trivial and tragic. Left unchecked, envy can give rise to resentment and anger. However, with the aid of our Christian faith, we can heal the wounds of envy and find our way to the true happiness that God desires for each one of us. This Focus on Faith book aims to help you do both.
Moving Beyond Doubt by Silas Henderson (book)
978-0-87029-668-0 | | Abbey Press Publications
softcover, 76 pages, $7.95
Release Date: April 9, 2015
Having doubt is part of the way we try to make sense of life. However, doubt also can become a heavy, dark cloud that obscures the light of the sun, casting shadows upon everything we do, believe, and feel. Faith is the antidote for life’s doubts—the wind that blows away the grey clouds, allowing the light to shine again on us and in us. This book is designed to help you understand your feelings of doubt and move beyond them to a light-filled vista of faith and hope, and love.
Growing in Patience by Lisa O. Engelhardt (book)
978-0-87029-664-2 | | Abbey Press Publications
softcover, 76 pages, $7.95
Release Date: April 9, 2015
Many of us are impatient; the responsibilities and hardships of life seem to try our patience at every turn. And sometimes, it’s the little things that make us snap. However, Scripture tells us: “God is faithful, and he will not let you be tested beyond your strength, but with the testing he will also provide the way out so that you may be able to endure it” (1 Corinthians 10:13). With those wise and hopeful words in mind, Growing in Patience presents positive, productive, and spiritual ways to deal with impatience. After all, patience must be nurtured. It is a virtue which we must prayerfully ask from God, and then—by God’s grace—seek to put into practice each day.
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.
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.
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