Bible Diary 2019
HARD BOUND, MULTI COLOUR PRINT, ART PAPER
Pages : 472 R110.00
Size : 13.5 cms x 21 cms
In God’s Hands: Living through Illness with Faith
Maureen A. Cummings
The author, a cancer survivor and mother of six, guides patients and their families through the life-changing experience of serious illness. Sharing practical ideas from her own story, Maureen shows you: You can pray even when you’re afraid; You can be grateful even when things seem darkest; You can prepare for what’s coming with the help of your faith. You or your loved ones can find joy, thankfulness, and redemption, and can grow closer to God by placing this illness in his loving hands.
2018 120 pages R269.50
And God Created Wholeness: A Spirituality of Catholicity
Edwin E. Olson
Is there a dynamic principle moving all things toward spiritual wholeness? A response to this “question,” this book will resonate with readers who put primacy in the material basis of science as well as religious readers for whom the essence of reality is Spirit. The book offers a new idea of “catholicity” that makes sense to both. By focusing on the relationship between quantum biology and spirituality, Olson finds a dynamic wholeness that unifies them, at least metaphorically, as our lives continue to unfold.
2018 256 pages R475.00
Into His Likeness: Be Transformed as a Disciple of Christ
Provides an in-depth exploration of how to live as a disciple and experience the transformation Jesus wants to work in our lives. We might desire to live more like Christ, but we know we fall short.
This book helps us follow those initial promptings of the Holy Spirit, so that we may more intentionally encounter Jesus anew and be more disposed to his grace changing us ever more into his likeness.
2018 150 pages R259.50
The Prayer List: And Other True Stories of How Families Pray
Shares the true stories of how families from many faith traditions—Christian, non-Christian, or no defined faith—pray together in meaningful ways. With prompts to inspire your own family’s prayer after each chapter, these stories prove that family prayer can be a path to the intimacy and closeness we long for. It’s like making God a member of the family.
2018 172 pages R225.00
Prayer Everywhere: The Spiritual Life Made Simple
Fr. Gary Caster
Fr Gary strips Catholicism down to Jesus’s core command: that we let Him love us. Simple, of course, is not the same as easy. Jesus made it abundantly clear that we do not follow Him as individuals alone; we follow Him as companions. Every human activity and endeavour can flow from and express our relationship with Christ. In this guide, you’ll learn to open the whole of your life to Christ and intentionally make him a vital part of everything you do. You are the most important work that Jesus is up to, so why not let Him be at work in you?
2018 176 pages R249.50
The Light Entrusted To you: Keeping the Flame of Faith Alive
John R. Wood
The author wrote this inspiring primer, which explains the Catholic faith in six lessons that can be applied to everyday life. The first letters of the six lessons spell the acronym SAINTS, illustrating that the Catholic faith has the power to form ordinary men and women into extraordinary Christians, in other words, saints. Using popular movies, songs, stories, sports, and life experiences, John Wood illuminates the wisdom of Catholicism and equips us to share it with others, especially our own children.
2018 297 pages R285.00
Called: What Happens After Saying Yes to God
Casey Cole, OFM
“Casey Cole's new book is an snapshot of the life of a young Franciscan: his hopes and dreams, his daily joys and struggles, and, especially, his relationship with God. Inviting, and inspirational, it's also a fine introduction to Franciscan spirituality, ever old but ever new.” —James Martin, SJ
2018 192 pages R229.50
God Isn’t Finished with Me yet: Discovering the Spiritual Graces of Later Life
Shows readers how God meets us with unexpected grace. In five chapters, Lee shows how Ignatian prayer and discernment offer those in later life a path to discovering previously unknown vocations and new ways of living and being of service.
2018 127 pages R169.50
Reaching for Wonder: Encountering Christ when Life Hurts
Explores fifteen of the New Testament’s one-time encounters with Christ to illuminate the surprising character of a God who transforms our pain into wonder.
2018 231 pages R269.50
They Will Inherit the Earth: Peace and Nonviolence in a Time of Climate Change
In the Beatitudes, Jesus says of the meek, “they will inherit the earth.” Meekness, John Dear argues, is the biblical word for nonviolence. He makes the connection Jesus makes at the start of his Sermon on the Mount between our practice of nonviolence and our unity with creation: our rejection of nonviolence is inevitably linked to the catastrophic effects of climate change and environmental ruin.
2018 176 pages R245.00
Meet God in His Word
Offers insights that will deepen our understanding of Scripture in a manner that touches our lives.
2018 196 pages R145.00
Integral Ecology and the Fullness of Life: Theological and Philosophical Perspectives
Anthony J. Kelly
Ecological concerns can occasion serious levels of depression and disillusionment, unless such ecology is truly “integral” in allowing for the spiritual resources that can come from religious faith. This book presents this religious horizon, so that the danger of ideological divisiveness and monodimensional mind-sets might be avoided. A genuinely integral ecology works in the largest possible horizon while being informed at every step by the contributions of those who have a particular expertise. There will be inevitably opposing points of view even though there are new modes of collaboration to be discovered, and more inclusive and respectful conversations to be conducted. A new language of integral ecology is being spoken—one more worthy of the limitless mystery within which we exist. For too long, the language of faith has been a local dialect. But this language now has a chance to grow into a genuinely universal communication and gracious wholeness.
2018 166 pages R495.00
Religion and Faith in Africa: Confession of an Animist
Agbonkhianmeghe E. & Orobator, SJ
Based on the Duffy Lectures delivered at Boston College, Orobator examines the living interplay between African Religion, Christianity, and Islam in Africa. He argues that the religious experience and spiritual imagination of Africa offer wisdom capable of renewing the global community of believers. Among these gifts: a deep consciousness of transcendence in day-to-day living; reverence towards human and natural ecologies; and a holistic understanding of creation and shared responsibility of stewardship for the universe.
2018 188 pages R385.00
A Theology of the Presence and Absence of God
Anthony J. Godzieba
In a consumer-driven and technologized world can we still experience the mystery of God? This book answers yes by exploring the resources of the Christian tradition of thinking and speaking about God. Focusing on God's dialectical character-divine availability ("presence") and divine excess ("absence")-and the belief that "God is love", the author tracks how God became a problem in Western culture, then responds by showing how human experience is open to divine transcendence and how that openness encounters the revelation of God as Trinity.
2018 340 pages R885.00
Theology and Power: International Perspectives
Editors: Stephen Bullivant, Eric Marcelo O. Genilo, Daniel Franklin Pilario, A.M. Brazal
Theology and Power brings together international Catholic scholars for a renewed, practical, and theoretical exploration of power and its (ab)uses. Special attention is given to both the sexual abuse crisis, and religion and politics.
2018 230 pages R489.50
The Fisherman’s Tomb: The True Story of the Vatican's Secret Search
Author: John E. O'Neill; Contributions by Sarah Wynne, Katie Clark
In 1939, a team of workers beneath the Vatican unearthed an early Christian grave. This discovery launched a quest to discover the burial place of the Apostle Peter. From earliest times, Christian tradition held that Peter was executed in Rome by Emperor Nero and buried on Vatican Hill. But his tomb had been lost to history. Now a small army of workers embarked on the dig of a lifetime. The incredible story of the 75-year search and its key players has never been fully told — until now. The quest would pit one of the 20th century’s most talented archaeologists — a woman — against top Vatican insiders. This book is a story of the triumph of faith and genius against all odds.
2018 256 pages R375.00
The Fragility of Order: Catholic Reflections on Turbulent Times
The author brings thirty-five years of experience to bear in analysing the turbulence that characterises world politics, American public life, and the Catholic Church in the early twenty-first century. In these essays, Weigel reads such events as the First World War, the collapse of Communism, and the Obama and Trump presidencies through a distinctive cultural and moral lens, even as he offers new insights into Pope Francis and his challenging pontificate. Throughout, two of Weigel's key convictions—that ideas have consequences for good and ill, and that the deepest currents of history flow through culture—illuminate political and economic life, and the life of the Church, in ways not often appreciated or understood. The chapters in this book are unique in their application of philosophical and theological perspectives to the issues of history and politics.
2018 223 pages R375.00 HC
Poverty: Responding Like Jesus
Editors: Kenneth R. Himes, OFM and Conor M. Kelly
“This book provides a wonderful, provocative theological framework for those of us who minister among our most vulnerable sisters and brothers. For anyone who regularly looks into the eyes of suffering, this book offers context, hope, and inspiration.” —Donna Markham, OP, President and CEO, Catholic Charities USA
2018 125 pages R295.00
Transfaith: A Transgender Pastoral Resource
Chris Dowd, Christina Beardsley and Justin Tanis
A resource for ministers and congregations who want to begin to understand and/or welcome transgender people into their congregations. The book has the following aims: to give the results of the first research based project into the experiences of trans Christians in the UK; to provide a theological and biblical framework by which ministers and congregations can begin to appreciate transgender people's perspectives; to provide a series of insights that inform the pastoral care of transgender people, their families and friends; to provide resources in the form of liturgies and Bible studies that can be used by ministers and congregations exploring the needs of gender variant people.
2018 224 pages R259.50
Pope Francis and Campus Ministry: A Dialogue
James J. Bacik
Sets up a dialogue between Pope Francis and the history of Catholic campus ministry over the last three decades since the publication of the bishops' pastoral letter Empowered by the Spirit. It includes articles that the author has written on campus ministry during that period, preceded by a brief explanation of the context of the article and followed by specific ways Pope Francis would guide campus ministry into the future.
2018 211 pages R415.00
Catholic Faith foundations: Back to Basic
The author guides readers through the fundamentals of the Catholic Faith, inviting readers to enrich their understanding of the Church’s doctrinal and spiritual riches.
2018 128 pages R295.00
What Keeps Us Catholic?: 40 Reasons to Feel Good about Our Faith
The world seems to be full of former Catholics. We’ve all heard the reasons why people choose to leave. Maybe we’ve thought about leaving the Church ourselves. So what keeps us Catholic? What nudges some former Catholics to think of returning home? Mike Daley answers these questions in ways that are sure both to affirm our commitment and inspire new hope in our Catholic faith community. By reflecting on topics like community, saints, prayer, Mass, parish, school, humour, sacramentality, and many more, the author helps us see why this big, imperfect, but beautiful church of ours remains so important in our lives.
2018 128 pages R245.00
Field Hospital Catechesis: The Core Content for RCIA Formation
If, as Pope Francis says, the church is a field hospital, then what does it mean to care for the wounded. This book explores the nine core teachings of the church that make up this first proclamation. Readers will become catechists and evangelists equipped to bring healing to those around them by learning: how to shift from making name-only Catholics to making Catholic disciples; the first thing we have to say to seekers; a thoroughly Catholic understanding of evangelization; how what we teach and the way we teach heals the suffering of the world and the wounds of the seekers; Pope Francis's solution to what he sees as an urgent crisis in the world; the true vocation of a catechist and how to live it out; how the nine core teachings of the church tell the great story of our salvation.
2018 122 pages R269.50
The Church Rocks!: A History of the Catholic Church for Kids and Their Parents and Teachers
Mary Lea Hill, FSP
The story of the Church is an epic drama, filled with adventure, danger, politics, sacrifice, and courage. The author tells this story in a book sure to thrill children ages 10 and up, taking readers on a tour of Church history that will enlighten and entertain everyone.
2018 256 pages R239.50
On Christian Teaching: Practicing Faith in the Classroom
David I. Smith
Smith argues that faith has a critical role in shaping pedagogy and the learning experience. Smith’s scholarly exploration of education combines both theory and practice. He shows how teachers of every subject and age group can be attentive to how their students are experiencing and interpreting learning. From desk arrangement to discussion questions, there are myriad opportunities to design classes that are deeply rooted in Christian practices.
2018 182 pages R435.00
Made for This: The Catholic Mom’s Guide to Birth
The author draws on Pope St. John Paul II’s Theology of the Body to show that birth is an essential part of who God created women to be, body and soul. With real-life stories from many moms and practical tips — including preparing for birth, making informed choices, helping fathers embrace their role in the birth room, and encountering the work of labour — this book is a guide for navigating the physical and spiritual dimensions of pregnancy and birth.2018 320 pages R315.00
The Catholic Church Saved My Marriage: Discovering Hidden Grace in the Sacrament of Matrimony
Dr. David Anders
David reports that by the early 2000s, his marriage was so painful that he and his wife had just one thing in common: contempt for each other. Today, he and his wife are extremely happy together not because of marriage therapy, but because they came to know and fully embraced the Catholic Church's teachings on marriage. The Church offers much more than rules about sexual restraint; she offers a way to make marriage into something supernatural, even mystical.
2018 224 pages R359.50
Defying Gravity: How Choosing Joy Lifted My Family from Death to Life
This story shows how a family found joy after their hopes and dreams were shattered by the rare, fatal neurological illness of their two sons. Told by the family's father, a popular Catholic radio host and marriage counsellor, it recounts the way he and his wife received the courage and the support they needed to give their children abundant, fulfilling lives in spite of their gradual decline. What initially seemed to be a tragedy became a story of human triumph made possible by the compassion and mercy of God.
2018 216 pages R255.00
Being a Grandparent: Just Like Being a Parent ... Only Different
Dr Ray Guarendi
Whether you’re a “Grandma,” or a “Nana,” Dr. Ray can help you navigate this second go-round with children in a way that mirrors God’s own unconditional love for us. You’ll learn to balance the expertise you’ve banked as a parent with the emotional dynamics of this new stage of life. And best of all, you’ll get a little extra insight into savouring the true joy of grandparenthood.
2018 144 pages R265.00
It’s OK to Start with You
Julia Marie Hogan
Therapist Hogan makes the case for making self-care a priority — beginning with reclaiming your own worth. She offers insights into the reasons why we neglect to take care of ourselves and provides needed tools to change our habits of thinking and acting so we can show up fully in our lives and relationships. With step-by-step instructions for building a tailored self-care plan, reflection questions, and note-taking space, this book is the guide to becoming the most authentic version of yourself.
2018 156 pages R289.50
Only Wonder Comprehends
John Garvey in Commonweal: Editor: edited by Patrick Jordan
For over forty years, John Garvey was the "ballast" of Commonweal magazine. This book gleans from his many contributions to Commonweal that reflects his spiritual depth and deep appreciation of history, politics, theology, and culture.
2018 144 pages R295.00
Paths to Inner Peace: Living with Less Stress
Peter M. Kalellis
Written from real life experiences, this book offers the reader ways to live a simple and fulfilling life. The author combines spiritual and psychological support in an accessible and practical way.
2018 160 pages R355.00
Only the Gospel Is Revolutionary: The Church in the Reform of Pope Francis: Cardinal Óscar RodrÍguez Maradiaga (a conversation with Fr. Antonio Carriero, SDB)
Provides an insider view of the pope's efforts, which has generated high hopes from Catholic leadership around the world, as well as opposition from within the Vatican itself. The book is also a very personal tale of the author's great friendship with Pope Francis. Maradiaga tells the story of his vocation and the great challenges he faces as a cardinal. Open-minded, and courageous, Maradiaga speaks freely, unafraid to address current and thorny issues. These include women in the diaconate, the exercise of power within the church, the need for moral and merciful immigration policies, the issue of transparency in the management of the Vatican's funds, the resignation of Pope Benedict XVI, the Vatileaks scandal, and a theological discussion about the infallibility of the Pope.
2018 93 pages R215.00
Revolutionary Saint: The Theological Legacy of Óscar Romero
Michael E. Lee
Drawing on Romero’s biography as well as his homilies and other writings, Lee considers specifically how Romero’s witness challenges Christians in the U.S. to reimagine a robust Christian spirituality that is at once a mystical encounter with God and a prophetic engagement in the struggle for justice. In light of Romero’s beatification and pending canonization, Lee reflects on the implications of the archbishop's recognition as a martyr and on the model of holiness he offers for the wider church today.
2018 240 pages R475.00
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