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Monday, 24 August 2009 03:12 PM America/New_York

prayerfulnessRobert J. Wicks combines ancient wisdom and contemporary psychology in Prayerfulness: Awakening to the Fullness of Life. Released next month by Ave Maria Press, the 192-page book will retail for $20.

From physical healing to bodily protection and divine guidance, Joan Webster Anderson's Where Miracles Happen: True Stories of Heavenly Encounters (Loyola Press, $14.95) gathers 45 stories of miraculous events and angelic encounters. The book releases this month.

bible blueprintAnother August arrival from Loyola is The Bible Blueprint: A Catholic's Guide to Understanding and Embracing God's Word ($9.95). Author Joe Paprocki includes cartoons, sidebars and short quizzes to supplement teachings on the Bible. Eight perforated Bible bookmarks are included.

Edwina Gateley, founder of the Volunteer Missionary Movement that cares for the marginalized on three continents, including a Chicago home for women leaving prostitution, tells her story in In God's Womb: A Spiritual Memoir. The 192-page memoir is published this month by Orbis Books, retail price $20.

Best-selling Catholic titles in July were: Hardcover: 1. Rediscovering Catholicism by Matthew Kelly (Beacon Publishing); 2. A Pilgrim in a Pilgrim Church by Rembert G. Weakland (Wm. B. Eerdmans); 3. The Dream Manager by Matthew Kelly (Beacon Publishing/Hyperion); 4. The Rhythm of Life by Matthew Kelly (Beacon Publishing/Fireside); 5. The Seven Levels of Intimacy by Matthew Kelly (Beacon Publishing/Fireside). Paperback: 1. The Screwtape Letters by C.S. Lewis (HarperOne); 2. Handbook for Today's Catholic (Liguori Publications); 3. Mere Christianity by C. S. Lewis (HarperOne); 4. Catechism of the Catholic Church (Doubleday Religion, USCCB Publishing); 5. Chicken Soup for the Soul: Stories of Faith by Jack Canfield and Mark Victor Hansen (Liguori Publications/Chicken Soup for the Soul Publishing). Lists from the Catholic Book Publishers Association.