Welcoming Other Religions: A New Dimension of the Christian Faith
Pierre-François de Béthune
The author has dedicated his life to following the lead of the great pioneers of interreligious dialogue at the level of spiritual experience. Having practiced zazen and "Way of tea" for decades, he now leads readers along the path of spiritual hospitality, describing how welcoming other religions transformed him and brought him to rediscover the Gospel. In this volume, he evokes the spiritual journeys of some of the pioneers of interreligious dialogue, among them, Thomas Merton, Henri Le Saux, Raimon Panikkar, and Christian de Chergé and the monks of Tibhirine. In doing so, he proposes that their commitment to dialogue, hospitality, and welcoming the other corresponds to what the Gospel requires of the followers of Jesus.
2016 98 pages R279.50
Redemption and Restoration: A Catholic Perspective on Restorative Justice
Editors: Trudy D. Conway, David Matzko McCarthy, and Vicki Schieber
Develops the traditional Catholic understanding of justice, offers a theological understanding of restorative justice, explains how it can be implemented, and reflects on the practical arguments for restorative justice. Grounded in the stories of real people, this book helps readers gain a deeper understanding of how this affects us all. It includes discussion questions to engage groups in exploring issues related to restorative justice.
2017 306 pages R475.00
Seek the Living God: Five RCIA Inquiry Questions for Making Disciples
After just a few meetings with your seekers, you will be able to easily create a customized faith formation plan that is tailored to the unique needs of each person. The best part is that the seekers do most of the work in developing their own plan. Your role shifts from being the Catholic "expert" to being a mentor and coach. Once you understand how the five-question process works, you can easily train others to use it. New team members don't have to worry about "knowing enough" to be on the team. Start using these questions with your very next RCIA seeker. You will be amazed at the powerful conversion that will happen with your inquirers-and with you.
2017 130 pages R265.00
Your Parish is the Curriculum: RCIA in the Midst of the Community
The author argues that we start getting the catechumens and candidates involved in the parish. Readers will discover: why doing the RCIA in the midst of the community not only forms seekers into disciples but renews the conversion of the entire parish; what parishioners can do to take responsibility for the initiation of adults, without adding another meeting to their lives; how to use the four key areas of parish life and the liturgical year to introduce seekers to Christ and train them in the Christian way of life; the three levels of catechesis and how to use mystagogical reflection on parish life to provide a systematic and complete catechesis appropriate for each level. When you make your parish the RCIA curriculum, you will be shaping not just a group of people but an entire community into lifelong disciples.
2018 142 pages 299.50
Excellence in Ministry: Best Practices for Successful Catechetical Leadership
Shares new skills and strategies that will allow catechetical leaders to not only be successful in the week-to-week particulars of running a parish catechetical program, but also to fulfil the ultimate goal of animating a faith community to grow in authentic discipleship to Jesus Christ. A few of the best practices covered in this book include planning the catechetical year, selecting catechetical resources, promoting the catechetical program to the parish community and beyond, how to evaluate your program, and so much more.
2017 155 pages R175.00
Catechetical Leadership: What It Should Look Like, How It Should Work, and Whom It Should Serve
Adrián Alberto Herrera
This second volume of The Effective Catechetical Leader series closely examines what catechetical leadership should look like, how it should work, and whom it should serve. A few of the key topics covered in this book include how to be a servant leader while still exercising legitimate authority; how to properly and pastorally handle difficult situations and conflict to build community; how to avoid burnout by delegating responsibility and engaging in collaborative ministry
2017 135 pages R175.00
Cultivating Your Catechists: How to Recruit, Encourage and Retain Successful Catechists
To be successful, catechists require careful training and development. For that reason, recruiting high-quality candidates to the vocation of catechist, providing them with proper formation and training, and nurturing their vocation every step of the way is perhaps the highest priority for the successful catechetical leader. This fourth volume of The Effective Catechetical Leader series delves into the specific qualities and skills to look for when recruiting catechists; how to supervise, evaluate, support, and affirm your catechists; how to facilitate spiritual growth and transformation.
2017 126 pages R175.00
Called by Name: Preparing Yourself for the Vocation of Catechetical Leader
Joe Paprocki, D.Min.
In this first volume of The Effective Catechetical Leader series, you’ll discover what it really means to be a disciple of Christ, what your role as a catechetical leader entails, how leadership in a ministerial context must differ from leadership in a business setting, how to avoid burnout by maintaining a healthy balance between your personal and professional lives.
2017 134 pages R175.00
Instant Youth Group: The Bunker Book of Resources
Anyone who works with young people knows how difficult it is to come up with something fresh and exciting that will keep them interested. And in today’s increasingly busy world, time is shorter than ever. Now imagine if there was a book that you could just dip into to help you with prayers, services, sermon ideas and illustrative material, both for general and all-age worship, that covers the major festivals of the Christian year ... Well here it is! The Bumper Book of Resources: Instant Youth Group!
2017 248 pages R564.95
Cherishing Your Wedding: Guide to Help Couples Prepare for Marriage in the Catholic Church
A comprehensive guide, that covers everything you need to know to create a beautiful ceremony and to prepare for married life thereafter. It addresses both the practical and spiritual aspects of planning a Catholic wedding, including giving an authentic perspective on what marriage is, a review of the promises you will make during the wedding ceremony and an overview of the various elements of the ceremony itself, both within and outside of Holy Mass.
2018 104 pages R159.50
Motherprayer: Lessons in Loving
As mothers, prayer is at its best when we soar beyond words; it’s how we breathe; it’s motherlove.The author writes, “Mothering was my crash course in love. Love in the way we yearn to be loved: Without end. Without question. Without giving in to exhaustion. Love with a big and boundless heart. Love with eyes and ears—and soul—wide open. Love even when it’s not so easy.”
In Motherprayer, she shares personal love letters on the mysteries and gifts of mothering, interspersed with family recipes and gentle essays, all offering beautiful lessons in how to love well. These meditations bring into sharp focus one essential question: How do we love breathtakingly?
2017 216 pages R310.00 HC
The Twelve Steps and the Sacraments: A Catholic Journey through Recovery
The author pairs his personal story with compassionate straight talk to show Catholics how to bridge the commonly felt gap between the Higher Power of twelve-step programs and the merciful God that he rediscovered in the heart of the sacraments.
2017 192 pages R215.00
In Our Own Words: Religious Life in a Changing World
Editors: Juliet Mousseau, RSCJ, and Sarah Kohles, OSF
Written by a diverse group of younger women religious from North America, In Our Own Words offers a collection of essays on issues central to apostolic religious life today. The thirteen authors represent different congregations, charisms, ministries, and histories. The topics and concerns that shape these chapters emerged naturally through a collaborative process of prayer and conversation. Essays focus on the vows and community life, individual identity and congregational charisms, and leadership among younger members leading into the future. 2018 256 pages R455.00
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