HIDDEN WINGS: Emerging from troubled times with new hope and deeper wisdom
Using the example of a caterpillar entering the devastating, world-altering stage of the chrysalis, before emerging – transformed – as a butterfly, Margaret Silf helps us to see that these times of chaos could in fact be an opportunity for profound spiritual transformation.
2017 160 pages R229.50
THE LIGHT SHINES ON IN THE DARKNESS: Transforming Suffering through Faith
Fr. Robert Spitzer, SJ
Why would an all-loving God allow suffering? Does suffering have any meaning or benefit? Fr. Spitzer gives a response to these questions, explaining the contemporary evidence for God, the soul, and the resurrection. He discusses how God uses suffering to lead us to compassion for others and eternal life.
2017 544 pages R325.00
OPEN TO THE SPIRIT
Concepción Cabrera de Armida (Conchita)
Conchita gives a vast itinerary of spiritual experience and reflection containing very practical guidance for daily life. This book will help the reader open mind and heart to the inspiration, workings, and gifts of the Holy Spirit. The Paraclete empowers us to be evangelizers and missionary disciples of the risen Lord.
2017 160m pages R149.50
WHEN I IN AWESOME WONDER: Liturgy Distilled from Daily Life
Jill Y. Crainshaw
Liturgy is distilled from everyday life when we peer through the mist and see the sacramental and spiritual dimensions of daily actions, objects, conversations, and events. This book explores this dimension of spirituality and celebrates the ways God's sacramental gifts and presence arises from and returns to everyday human experiences.
2017 188 pages R369.50
THE SLOW WORK OF GOD: Living the Gospel Today
Thomas P. Rausch, SJ
These brief meditations on the Christian life—holiness, silence, spirituality, the mystery of evil, the Beatitudes, the Paschal Mystery, reconciliation, holy families and the diversity of family life today are inspired by the Spiritual Exercises of Saint Ignatius and Pope Francis. Other topics include beauty as a way to God, the mystery of evil, gospel portraits of those who encountered Jesus, and Pope Francis's encyclical Laudato Si'.
2017 214 pages R359.50
STEPPING ON THE SERPENT: The Journey of Trust with Mary
Thaddaeus Lancton, MIC
The author explains that life is a continual choice between two paths - trust and distrust. One cannot remain neutral. To advance along our journey, we need to know our companion, Mary. And we need to know our enemy, Satan, but more importantly, we have to know our companion, the Blessed Virgin Mary.
2017 252 pages R275.00
AWAKENING LOVE: An Ignatian Retreat with the Song of Songs
Gregory Cleveland, OMV
The author draws the reader into a personal experience of Ignatian spirituality through embracing this often-ignored book of the Bible. The Song of Songs is the most sublime book of Scripture describing mystical union with God in prayer.
2017 368 pages R285.00
A COURSE IN CHRISTIAN MYSTICISM
Thomas Merton, Edited by Jon M. Sweeney
Gathers together the best of talks into a spiritual, historical, and theological survey of Christian mysticism—from St. John's gospel to St. John of the Cross. Sixteen centuries are covered over thirteen lectures. A general introduction sets the scene for when and how the talks were prepared and for the themes one finds in them. This volume allows anyone to learn from one of the twentieth century's greatest Catholic spiritual teachers.
2017 256 pages R365.00
LOUIS AND ZELIE MARTIN: Sainthood at a Glance
Rev. Olivier Ruffray Odile and Sylvain Delye
Louis and Zelie Martin, in the heart of a disordered nineteenth century, knew how to make progress as a couple towards sanctity in their family life and in their social and professional commitments. This journey invites us to better discover their history, to take the time to pray and to actively reflect on the different aspects of our own Christian life.
2017 120 pages R195.00
BE STRONG IN THE LORD: Spirituality for Men
Deacon Harold Burke-Sivers
An aid to deepening the male experience of Christ, helping men to know the Lord more intimately. The author draws mainly from the scripture of St Paul and Church teaching, showing how the roots of Catholic male spirituality are found within the covenants formed with God throughout the bible, and how these roots come to their peak in the cross of Jesus.
2017 80 pages R60.00
SCANDALOUS MERCY: When God goes beyond boundaries
Sr Emmanuel Maillard
The reader will discover unexplored aspects of the Heart of God that you might think are crazy! You will meet Mother Teresa, Maryam of Bethlehem, a Nazi criminal, a priest condemned to hell, a high ranking abortionist, a drug dealer from Brazil, a furious mother-in-law, a sick child…and in the middle of all this, the Heart of Christ.
2017 332 pages R130.00
SPIRITUAL DIRECTION: A Beginner’s Guide
Richard G. Malloy, SJ
Introduces readers to the practice of Spiritual Direction in the Jesuit tradition. This book emphasizes spiritual direction as a relationship with God that leads to both personal and social transformation. Fr. Malloy shows how the human desire for God unites with our aspirations for a world that reflects God’s peace and justice. He discusses Ignatian tradition and practices, such as the examen and silent retreats, and shows how to integrate prayer and reflection into everyday life.
2017 224 pages R285.00
THINK RIGHT, LIVE WELL: Daily Reflections with Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen
Editor: Bert Ghezzi
In just a couple of minutes a day you'll begin to see how Sheen's central teaching -- that shaping our minds with the truth can mean a life lived well, pleasing to God - can make a difference in your own life.
2017 384 pages R310.00
EVERYTHING ABLAZE: Meditating on the Mystical Vision of Teilhard de Chardin
Begins with an introduction to Teilhard's work. It then explores mystical themes in his perspectives on science and religion. Each chapter combines quotations from Teilhard and contemplations on them. The goal of mystical transformation is nothing less than a new life in Christ. Teilhard shows us the path to that possibility. His mysticism is earth-conscious. His words help open us to the mysterious forces in the universe that reveal God's face.
2017 146 pages R265.00
THE ADVOCATE: The Spirit of Truth
Andrew Apostoli, CFR
Father Andrew explains how human knowledge works, the relation between faith and reason, and how the Holy Spirit uses both to lead us to the truth. He discusses the vice that is at the root of all falsehood and the virtue that is necessary for acknowledging and living out the truth.
2017 224 pages R210.00
THE GIFT OF GOD: The Holy Spirit
Fr. Andrew Apostoli, CFR
Father Andrew draws on the wisdom of the Scriptures and the saints to explore the Holy Spirit’s vital influence in our lives. Indeed, only by the aid of the Holy Spirit can we hope to thrive fruitfully in our vocations as lay people, priests, or religious. The reflection questions that accompany each chapter inspire the reader to self-awareness and to apply Fr Andrew’s insights to his or her unique spiritual growth.
2017 240 pages R210.00
THE IMMORTAL IN YOU: How Human Nature Is More than Science Can Say
Demonstrates how a use of common sense and a study of common human experience reveal that there is more to you——than science could possibly say. This response to the ancient exhortation "Know thyself" delivers a wealth of powerful, and uplifting ideas about what it is to be human, which will engage thoughtful readers regardless of their beliefs.
2017 324 pages R285.00
IGNITE: Read the Bible like Never Before
Sonja Corbitt and Deacon Harold Burke-Sivers
No matter how well you know the Bible, Ignite will help you read it with new eyes. It presents the richness and beauty of the Scriptures in a way that connects the incredible story of God’s love to your everyday experience. You will find clear answers to the who, what, where, when, why, and how of the Bible.
2017 232 pages R295.00
WOMEN IN THE BIBLE: Vol 1: Old Testament
Offers a reflection on the female figures in the Scriptures. Many of them play a very critical role in the history of salvation. Some are heroines that people of Israel still remember as liberators of their nation. Others are women who suffer, because they are frustrated in their desire to be mothers and thus be part of the journey of the chosen people towards the future messianic glory. Others still are victims of male arrogance and even humiliated in their femininity. Nevertheless, even within these limits, the women of the Bible show attractive personalities, and each of them has a lesson to offer us.
2015 208 pages R179.50
WOMEN IN THE BIBLE: Vol 2: New Testament
In the women of the New Testament, even when they are touched by the experience of sin, we can always contemplate their joyous correspondence to the mercy of God.
2017 167 pages R179.50
WRITTEN FOR OUR INSTRUCTION: Theological & Spiritual Riches in Romans
Thomas Stegman, SJ
Today, Christians read Paul's Letter to the Romans as divinely inspired, as part of the canon of the New Testament. Although penned nearly two thousand years ago to a specific group of believers, this letter was also written for our instruction; hence the title. As Sacred Scripture-along with the other writings attributed to the apostle-Romans is a living word that speaks with as much relevance today as when it was first written. It contains much food for thought, for theological and spiritual reflection. Written for Our Instruction gives a flavor of these theological and spiritual riches.
2017 114 pages R235.00
THE SPIRITUALITY OF SAINT PAUL: A Call to Imitation
Frank J. Matera
Matera explores the genesis of Paul's spirituality so that we can better understand how and why he invites us to imitate him. Some of the themes explored are living by God's grace; dying and rising with Christ; finding power in weakness; and living by faith, hope, and love.
2017 152 pages R279.50
JESUS AND THE LAST SUPPER
Pitre fills a notable gap in historical Jesus research as he offers a rigorous, up- to-date study of the historical Jesus and the Last Supper. Situating the Last Supper in the triple contexts of ancient Judaism, the life of Jesus, and early Christianity, Pitre brings to light crucial insights into major issues driving the quest for Jesus.
2017 604 pages R645.00
TEACHING AND LEARNING THE LOVE OF GOD: Being a Priest Today
This inspiring collection of homilies delivered by Joseph Ratzinger (Benedict XVI) over six decades offers deep theological and historical insights on the meaning of the life and the witness of a Catholic priest.
2017 392 pages R395.00
CHURCH IN ORDINARY TIME: A Wisdom Ecclesiology
Amy Plantinga Pauw
Pauw presents a Trinitarian ecclesiology that is attuned to church life in this era of ordinary time. Drawing on the seasons of the church year and the creation theology elaborated in Job, Proverbs, and Ecclesiastes, Pauw offers wisdom for daily life in Christian communities.
2017 198 pages R359.50
Richard A. McCormick and the Renewal of Moral Theology
Paulinus Ikechukwu Odozor, C.S.Sp.
“This book recognizes McCormick’s importance as a shaper of post-Vatican II moral theology. …The book sets some of the apparent impasses in contemporary Catholic ethics in ecclesiastical, historical, and cultural context.” -Lisa Sowle Cahill, Boston College
2017 272 pages R695.00
DISARMING BEAUTY: Essays on Faith, Truth, and Freedom
Is the English translation of a collection of essays by one of the principal Catholic leaders and intellectuals in the world today. Adapted from talks given by Fr. Carrón, these essays have been reworked by the author to offer an organic presentation of a decade-long journey. They present the content of his elaboration of the gospel message in light of the tradition of Fr. Giussani, the teachings of the popes, and the urgent needs of contemporary people. Carrón offers a diagnosis of challenges in society and then introduces their implications in contexts such as families, schools, workplaces, and political communities.
2017 304 pages R535.00 HC
POPE FRANCIS AND THE THEOLOGY OF THE PEOPLE
Pope Francis has offered a bold challenge to an “economy that kills,” identifying form of globalization that turns people into disposable consumers and increases the widening gap between the rich and poor. In doing so, he has drawn not only from the social teaching of the Latin American Church, but also in a particular way from a school of theology that arose in Argentina called “Theology of the People.” A type of liberation theology, it emphasises respect for the culture and popular religious expressions of the poor.
2017 224 pages R385.00
INCARNATIONS: A New Evolutionary Threshold
O'Murchu expands the Christian idea of Incarnation to reveal a universal embodiment of Spirit. He shows how all forms of embodiment – from bacteria to the stars, from our children to strangers – evidence a God who loves bodies, and chooses the corporeal form in every initiative of co-creation.
2017 248 pages R355.00
THE IMAGE OF THE UNSEEN GOD: Catholicity, Science, and Our Evolving Understanding of God
Thomas E. Hosinski
Fr. Hosinski surveys our evolving understandings of God, casting light on our knowledge of the universe as revealed in physics, cosmology, and biology, particularly the theory of evolution. Here is a holistic understanding of God compatible with the implications of contemporary science that, remarkably, advances an understanding that is harmonious with the implications of Jesus’ own life and teachings.
2017 224 pages R375.00
THE JOURNEY OF RECONCILIATION: Groaning for a New Creation in Africa
What does it mean for Christians in Africa to receive the gift and invitation of reconciliation in the midst of the realities of war, poverty, and violence? Here, the author outlines a theological vision of reconciliation as God’s journey with creation—both gift and mission. He then explores the ecclesiological dimension of reconciliation and provides different portraits on why and how the church matters for reconciliation in Africa. Finally, he draws on stories of peace activists in Congo, Uganda, and Rwanda to illuminate the spiritual and practical disciplines that sustain those who labour for reconciliation.
2017 216 pages R425.00
Graham R. Hughes, Edited by Steffen Lösel
Graham Hughes discusses the role of physicality in worship. He contends that to counter the Reformed tradition's vulnerability to a cultural colonization by secular modernity, Reformed theology needs to amplify its appreciation for God's omnipresence in creation with a re-appropriation of the condensed symbols of faith. Hughes's argument builds on a historical analysis of the Reformed tradition's rejection of material sacramentality and its ecclesial and cultural consequences.
2017 264 pages R579.00
CHRISTIAN PREACHING AND WORSHIP IN MULTICULTURAL CONTEXTS: A Practical Theological Approach
Eunjoo Mary Kim
Explores the theological and liturgical concern and proposes a paradigm shift from monocultural to multicultural worship. This volume will help preachers and worship leaders, as well as homiletics and liturgy scholars, seek theological and biblical wisdom for the practice of Christian preaching and worship in multicultural contexts.
2017 246 pages R549.50
TRANSCENDING GENERATIONS: A Filed Guide to Collaboration in Church
A guide for church leaders seeking to communicate and collaborate with adults of all ages—beyond generations. In this new guide to being and doing church, Meredith Gould focuses on issues shared by people of faith, regardless of age, psychosocial development, or generational cohort.
2017 152 pages R295.00
CATHOLICS AND PROTESTANTS: What Can We Learn from Each Other?
A unique book about the important beliefs that Catholics and Protestants share in common. Inspired by Christ's prayer for unity in the Gospel of John and Saint John Paul II's encyclical Ut Unum Sint, Kreeft demonstrates that Christian reunification is possible. While he acknowledges that there are still significant differences between Catholics and Protestants, he emphasizes that they agree on the most important issue: justification.
2017 208 pages R275.00
A PASTOR’S TOOLBOX 2: More Management Skills for Parish Leadership
Editor: Paul A. Holmes
This follow-up volume provides all new information, insights, and practical tools that pastors need to handle the complexities of parish management. Sixteen contributors deliver key content that focuses on promoting best practices in the areas of management, finances, communications, and human resources development.
2017 186 pages R345.00
BUILDING A BRIDGE: How the Catholic Church and the LGBT Community Can Enter into a Relationship of Respect, Compassion, and Sensitivity
The author turns his attention to the relationship between LGBT Catholics and the Church. On the day after the Orlando nightclub shooting, James Martin posted a video on Facebook in which he called for solidarity with our LGBT brothers and sisters. "The largest mass shooting in US history took place at a gay club and the LGBT community has been profoundly affected," he began. He then implored his fellow Catholics—and people everywhere—to "stand not only with the people of Orlando but also with their LGBT brothers and sisters." A powerful call for tolerance, acceptance, and support, and a reminder of Jesus' message
2017 160 pages R355.00
CROSSING CULTURAL FRONTIERS
Andrew F. Walls
In this third collection, Walls carries forward his decades-long project, upending staid interpretations of Christian history by examining the role of mission and cross-cultural transmission of the Gospel in the formation of World Christianity. In essays marked by profound learning and his characteristic wit, Walls covers themes ranging from the transmission of Christian faith, to Africa in Christian thought and history, along with reflections on a broad range of mission figures, and a personal reflection on “missiology as a vocation.”
2017 296 pages R449.50
AFRICAN CHRISTIAN LEADERSHIP: Realities, Opportunities, and Impact
Robert J. Priest & Kirimi Barine
The result of a multiyear study implemented by African scholars, offers insights on the training necessary to promote African Christianity and to foster the healthy development of Africa.
2017 320 pages R479.50
ESSENTIAL CATHOLIC SOCIAL THOUGHT
Bernard V. Brady
Designed for the college classroom, this text presents the principles of Catholic social thought, describes their historical development, and includes excerpts of all relevant documents. Each chapter also includes study discussion questions and reflections from the Catholic tradition.
2017 400 pages R625.00
ANOINED: Gifts of the Holy Spirit
Confirmation is the sacrament of maturity and coming of age. Pope Francis has spoken frequently about confirmation and the gifts of the Holy Spirit. This volume, developed with young people in mind, is a collection of the Pope's encouraging words to us on the gifts of the Holy Spirit: wisdom, understanding, counsel, fortitude, knowledge, piety, and fear of the Lord. Compiler Jaymie Stuart Wolfe has added a foreword and a section of prayers that include the Holy Spirit in Scripture, praying with the Catechism of the Catholic Church, and the Veni Sancte Spiritus
2017 R269.50 HC
THIS CHILD OF FAITH: Raising a Spiritual Child in a Secular World
Sophfronia Scott and Tain Gregory
The authors share stories, experience and ideas to help parents get to the heart of a question: How do you help a child have real faith? How do you create a life space where they can learn to understand what they believe? Tain's stories include early encounters with death. He is now entering an age where his peers are questioning everything and saying "everything just goes black" when you die, but because of his faith, Tain knows differently.
2017 190 pages R275.00
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