The Truth Will Make You Free: The New Evangelization for a Secular Age
Robert F. Leavitt
In this book Fr. Leavitt adopts a different approach to the subject. From Paul VI until Pope Francis, the nature and challenges of modern secularism have become a recurring factor in the agenda of the new evangelization, yet often without historical perspective and philosophical balance.
Few popular works bother to examine in such depth and scope, as this book does, what the history, nature, and implications of the secular age are for revitalizing ministry in an age of optional belief. This book is an indispensable catechism for rethinking our understanding of the secular world in proclaiming the Gospel of Christ.
2019 319 pages R649.50
Impressively Free: Henri Nouwen as a Model for a Reformed Priesthood
Michael W. Higgins & Kevin Burns
The authors explore the genesis and evolution of Nouwen’s multilayered understanding of priestly ministry, and in the process we have discovered how this most self-revealing of twentieth-century spiritual writers created a redeeming notion of priesthood that could serve as a creative and hopeful trajectory for reform and revitalization in a time of identity turmoil.
2918 290 pages R295.00
Unlocking Your Parish: Making Disciples, Raising Up Leaders with Alpha Paperback
Ron Huntley & Fr James Mallon
Can Catholic parishes become communities of missionary disciples that bear lasting fruit? If so, what does it take to move them in that direction? Through his years as pastor of Saint Benedict Parish in Halifax, Canada, Fr. James Mallon discovered that the answer to the first question was a resounding yes! Tailored for Catholics, Alpha played a key role in the transformation of the parish he pastored. Unlocking Your Parish:
Making Disciples, Raising up Leaders with Alpha aims to provide insight into what Alpha can do to help any Catholic parish become a vibrant, mission-focused community.
2019 168 pages R355.00
Pastoral Care and Counselling An Introduction
Philip Browning Helsel
Addresses the critique that pastoral care is indistinguishable from secular psychotherapy by placing a person's relationship to God at the center of pastoral care. Each person is created in the Image of God (dignity) and has a purpose (vocation), but people face social problems such as poverty or discrimination that limit this expression.
This book shows how ministers can caring for systems, arenas such as health care, education, and employment. Even traumatic events such as abuse and suicide are linked with social factors like unemployment, so understanding the impact of systems on pastoral care is an essential part of ministry in the twenty-first century.
This book combines theological reflection, psychological insights, social science research, and accessible case studies to provide an introductory text for seminary students and ministers alike. The book shows how human life is a journey lived out in relationship to God.
2019 162 pages R675.00