From the Tools of Good Work to the Heart of Humility: A Commentary on Chapters 4-7 of Benedict's Rule
Aquinata Böckmann, OSB
Sr. Aquinata explores chapters 4-7 of the Rule of St. Benedict. They contain Benedict's instruction of how to learn and live the spiritual art of monastic life that is focused on Christ. In her reading of the text and its sources she pursues questions such as the following: How do general Christian rules help us to live in community? How does obedience lead us closer to Christ? How does silence build community? How does humility deepen our love for Christ and those around us? She weaves together Benedict's wisdom and today's challenges to show the spiritual elements of his Rule.
2017 258 pages R469.75
Happiness in This Life: A Passionate Meditation on Earthly Existence
A collection of homilies, speeches, and “messages of the day” that brings together Pope Francis’s wisdom on finding happiness in the here and now.
2017 259 pages R398.50 HC
Who God Says You Are: A Christian Understanding of Identity
Klyne R. Snodgrass
Who are you? Snodgrass offers guidance to all who are wrestling with this universal human question. He examines nine factors—including one’s body, personal history, commitments, and boundaries—that shape human identity, and he draws out what the Bible tells us about who God says we are, how we fit within God’s purposes, and how our God-given identity can impact the way we live our lives.
2018 246 pages R388.50
Fr. Augustine Kolencherry
A handbook meant to lead the reader to contemplate the face of the Lord. Pondering the Word of God we reach the vision of the Godhead. Meditation on the mystery of the Lord's passion, Death and Resurrection led the mystics to be lost in the bliss of the Lord. An authentic method of prayer is one that is rooted in the person of Jesus who was in constant contemplation of the Father in silence and solitude.
2017 262 pages R116.00
Go to Heaven: A Spiritual Road Map to Eternity
Sheen shows how unpopular it is today to be a true Christian, and describes the struggle for living our faith amid the disorders of our times. Aware of evil in the myriad forms it takes, Bishop Sheen writes about the constant battle man faces with the "seven pallbearers of character" - pride, avarice, envy, lust, anger, gluttony and sloth - linking them with the forces that never cease in their attacks on those who desire to be serious Christians.
2017 250 pages R247.00
Spiritual Resilience: 30 Days to Refresh Your Soul
Robert J. Wicks
If you're facing difficult times, Dr Wicks is here to help you regain your balance by discovering resources you may have been taking for granted. In this book you find your way back to a place of serenity and renewed energy. Wicks draws on the wisdom of great teachers and healers throughout the ages, as well as the wealth of the Scriptures.
2015 112 pages R170.95
Antonio Magnante, IMC
The author reviews the Gospels, the Acts of the Apostles, and Paul’s letters. Taking Paul as a model, he sought to offer a practical example of how Paul experiences his apostolic life, his spiritual transformation, and his complete dedication to Christ, since he proposes himself to his communities as a model to imitate. The example of Paul helps us to live our Christian life as a whole and integrated reality. It includes a reflection on prayer in the book of Revelation and a reflection on the Psalter.
2017 166 pages R121.50
Healing Promises: The Essential Guide to the Sacred Heart
You will learn about the many ways to express devotion to the Sacred Heart as well as the history and relevance of the Sacred Heart for our lives today. You will hear from saints, popes and people who have been touched by the Heart of Jesus.
2017 224 pages R267.50
The Franciscan Saints
By choosing models and contemporary heroes, the author makes holiness accessible to ordinary people. These 101 spiritual trailblazers span the centuries from Francis and Clare to Solanus Casey and Mychal Judge, with representatives from every walk of life.
2017 256 pages R257.50
Holy Confidence: The Forgotten Path for Growing Closer to God
Fr. Benedict Rogacci
Shows us how to gain full confidence in God and how our familiarity with Him is the most efficacious way to promote His glory — and our own happiness.
2017 102 pages R237.00
The Catholic Guide to Loneliness: How Science and Faith Can Help Us Understand It, Grow from It, and Conquer It
Kevin Vost, Psy. D.
Offers a guide to loneliness. Rooted in ancient philosophical and Biblical wisdom, and buttressed by modern theory and research, these pages bring you to an understanding of the root causes of loneliness and teach you remedies. The book includes scores of lessons about loneliness from solitary monks, modern psychologists, saints like Thomas More and Thomas Aquinas, and Christ Himself.
2017 176 pages R277.50
The Truth about Saint Joseph: Encountering the Most Hidden of Saints
Fr. Maurice Meschler
This edifying work unearths many truths about St. Joseph hidden in the Gospel, to bring them to light. Here you’ll encounter surprising details about the life Joseph led on earth in the most intimate companionship.
2017 160 pages R241.50
To Dare the Our Father: A Transformative Spiritual Practice
Envisions praying the prayer as a more challenging undertaking. How does praying the Our Father inform our thinking, feeling, willing, and acting? How does it become for us a transformative spiritual practice? John Shea explores these questions and more to discover what it looks like to become people of prayer.
2018 160 pages R310.00
Barefoot Revolution: Biblical Spirituality for Finding God
Will lead you on a transforming journey into God’s loving and powerful presence one step at a time — challenging you to take stock of where your spiritual life lies now and setting you on a course based on biblical truths into a deeper knowledge of God's love and purpose for you.
2018 224 pages R267.50
Humility Rules: Saint Benedict’s 12-Steps Guide to Genuine Self-Esteem
J. Augustine Wetta, OSB
Father Augustine breaks down Saint Benedict's method into twelve steps for finding inner peace in a way that can be applied to anyone's life. Drawing upon his own life experiences, he explains every step, illustrating each chapter with colour reproductions of sacred art that he has embellished with comic flourishes. The combination is sure to keep readers from taking themselves too seriously, which is a first step to humility.
2017 188 pages R237.00
Spirituality an Art of Living: A Monk’s Alphabet of Spiritual Practices
Was born out of an impulse: to pass on lessons from the monastic tradition to people so as to help them achieve a more fulfilling spiritual life. The Benedictine monk, provides ninety-nine entries covering topics like Abba, humility, listening and time. The entries are divided in twenty-six chapters according to the letters of the alphabet.
2018 410 pages R630.50 HC
The Path of Compassion: Living with Heart, Soul, and Mind
Ronald J. Greer
Explores engaging our empathy effectively into an attitude of love and acts of kindness. The books helps persons of faith to learn the dynamics of compassion. It is based on the truths of the scriptures to love God “with all your heart, with all your soul, and with your entire mind” – and to love “your neighbour as yourself.”
2018 210 pages R267.50
The Grace of Forgiveness
Looks at the pain of damaged relationships beginning with the recognition that the reaction to being wounded does not have to be striking back or pulling out! Margaret Blackie writes this book from her own experience and journey out of the shadow of unforgiveness. The journey of forgiveness is often uncomfortable, but in the end relationship may be restored leading to the fruit of interior freedom.
2017 112 pages R186.50
Stephen J. Binz
Explores how the call to evangelization is at the heart of Scripture and how disciples are to be missionary witnesses of the gospel, living it with joy and hope for the sake of the world.
2017 144 pages R186.50
Breaking Open the Bible
Father Jean-Philippe Fabre
Three Bible studies, each examining texts from the Old and New Testaments, highlighting their thematic unity: - God’s gift of a saviour (Moses and Jesus) - God’s covenant with his people (Sinai and the Samaritan woman) - God’s presence among his people (the Temple and the Emmaus road encounter)
2017 144 pages R110.00
The Apostles and Their Times: Archaeology, History, and Scripture Unveil What Life Was Really Like During the Apostolic Age
Relying on ancient documents, as well as the latest archaeological findings and scientific research, the author takes you on a journey through the Apostolic Age, bringing to life the streets and marketplaces through which Mary and the Apostles journeyed as they built a Church that lasts even to our day. Here you’ll discover the beliefs of the early Christians, what they taught about the Eucharist and the divinity of Christ, how their Church services resembled today's Mass, and how Rome became the spiritual centre of Christianity.
2017 160 pages R241.50
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