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EVERY DAY IS A GIFT: MINUTE MEDITATIONS FOR EVERYDAY

EVERY DAY IS A GIFT: MINUTE MEDITATIONS FOR EVERYDAY
$8.95

Popular meditations for every day, featuring a text from Sacred Scripture, a quotation from the writings of a Saint, and a meaningful prayer. Includes an introduction by Rev. Frederick Schroeder. Illustrated and printed in two colors. Includes ribbon marker.

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9781937913038
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FAITH CAN GIVE US WINGS: THE ART OF LETTING GO

FAITH CAN GIVE US WINGS: THE ART OF LETTING GO
$15.99
"Why do you look so happy?" people have been asking Notker Wolf for years, now. So he set out to answer them in this lively book.
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9781612613031
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FAITH WITH BENEFITS

FAITH WITH BENEFITS
$29.95
Hookup culture has become widespread on college campuses, and Catholic colleges are no exception. Indeed, despite the fact that most students on Catholic campuses report being unhappy with casual sexual encounters, most studies have found no difference between Catholic colleges and their secular counterparts when it comes to hooking up. Drawing on a survey of over 1000 students from 26 institutions, as well as in-depth interviews, Jason King argues that religious culture on Catholic campuses can, in fact, have an impact on the school's hookup culture, but when it comes to how that relationship works: it's complicated.

In Faith with Benefits, King shows the complex way these dynamics play out at Catholic colleges and universities. There is no straightforward relationship between orthodoxy and hookup culture--some of the schools with the weakest Catholic identities also have weaker hookup cultures. And not all students define the culture in the same way. Some see a hookup as just a casual encounter, where others see it as a gateway to a relationship.

Faith with Benefits gives voice to students, revealing how their faith, the faith of their friends, and the institutional structures of their campus give rise to different hookup cultures. In doing so, King addresses the questions of students who don't know where to turn for practical guidance on how to navigate ever-shifting campus cultures, reconciling their faith with their relationships. Students, parents, faculty, administrators-indeed, anyone who cares about Catholic teenagers and young adults-will find much of value in this book.

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9780190244804
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2017-02-01
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FAITHFULLY YOURS

FAITHFULLY YOURS
$17.99
With inspiring stories of devotion, protection, healing, compassion, and faith, Faithfully Yours explores why we love animals so much. You will meet:
  • A schnauzer that rescued his owner after a devastating lightning strike.
  • A 40-foot whale that shocked her rescuers when she helped to save a baby whale trapped in a fishing net.
  • A miniature horse that guides a blind teacher.
  • A cat that comforts stressed-out college students. As well as people who love animals in extraordinary ways:
  • The dog trainer who transformed an unwanted shelter dog into a Broadway star.
  • The man who became a voice for the humane treatment of farm animals.
  • The woman who gave up everything to help street dogs and, in turn, learned lessons of trust and love.
  • Faithfully Yours will warm your heart and enhance your appreciation of God's wonderful creation. For anyone who's ever loved, and known the love of, a special animal.
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    9781612616025
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    FATHER SOLANUS CASEY: REVISITED & UPDATED

    FATHER SOLANUS CASEY: REVISITED & UPDATED
    $18.95
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    9781681922256
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    FATIMA AT 100, FATIMA TODAY: 10 STEPS TO WORLD PEACE

    FATIMA AT 100, FATIMA TODAY: 10 STEPS TO WORLD PEACE
    $0.99
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    9780879465834
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    FAVORITE PRAYERS FROM THE IMITATION OF CHRIST

    FAVORITE PRAYERS FROM THE IMITATION OF CHRIST
    $8.95

    Favorite Prayers from the Imitation of Christ from Catholic Book Publishing is an essential prayer book for all those who have been touched by Thomas à Kempis\'s spiritual masterpiece, the Imitation of Christ, as well as those wishing to learn more about this extremely popular book. This new book offers 160 pages of prayers from the classic work with all prayers printed in large type, two colors, and with sense lines for easier reading and understanding. Whether this book is an introduction to the Imitation of Christ or a way to continue to the experience, it will be a cherished prayer book with its beautifully embossed red imitation leather cover.

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    9780899429274
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    FINDING GOD THROUGH MEDITATION

    FINDING GOD THROUGH MEDITATION
    $13.95
    Finding God Through Meditation is the second book of Dan Burke's Navigating series that brings the wisdom of the saints into your hands. This series is a goldmine for Catholics to deepen your relationship with God and to grow into a deeper union with Jesus Christ. Finding God Through Meditation by St. Peter of Alcantara is little known, as is the saint himself. Don't let that fool you. He directed the great mystic St. Teresa of Avila on difficult questions she had about prayer, for which she has written about in her Interior Castle. St. Teresa turned to this great treatise on meditation by St. Peter for guidance. St. Peter of Alcantara's work is a sure antidote to much of the false teaching of our day. His insights on prayer are profound and far reaching. You will find here the gems God that has in store for all who truly desire to grow in relationship with Him in prayer. Finding God Through Meditation gives you a window into perspectives on prayer that should challenge and enrich you for years to come.
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    9781634460095
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    FINDING HAPPINESS: MONASTIC STEPS FOR A FULFILLING LIFE

    FINDING HAPPINESS: MONASTIC STEPS FOR A FULFILLING LIFE
    $19.95

    Why is being happy such an imperative in our world today? What is the meaning of happiness? In this book Abbot Christopher Jamison turns to monastic wisdom for answers. He explains that, in essence, happiness is a gift not an achievement. It is the fruit of giving and receiving blessings. Following the same accessible and engaging format of his previous book, Finding Sanctuary, Abbot Christopher examines different aspects of happiness and tells us what monastic wisdom has to say about them. In doing so, he offers steps for the journey of finding happiness.

    Christopher Jamison is abbot of Worth Abbey, a Benedictine monastery near London. He is also president of the International Commission on Benedictine Education and sits on the Council of the alliance for International Monasticism, a body that promotes links between monasteries across the North/South divide. He is author of Finding Sanctuary: Monastic Steps for Everyday Life and was the host of the popular BBC documentary series The Monastery.

    Watch and listen to what Abbot Christopher Jamison has to say about his book Finding Happiness

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    9780814618783
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    FLOWERS IN THE DESERT - SPIRITUALITY OF THE BIBLE

    FLOWERS IN THE DESERT - SPIRITUALITY OF THE BIBLE
    $12.95
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    Biblical Wisdom for Everyday Life.

    The bible is, above all other things, a record of God's love for the human race. In its words and through its stories God reveals himself and calls those who hear the word into communion with him. When we first approach the bible, however, we encounter a variety of literary styles -- histories, poetry, sagas, moral advice and visionary productions. There is often a problem of discerning the simple theme of call-and-response in all these styles, or of finding a connection in the bible to our 20th century existence. This book opens the door to the deep message the bible conveys to individual Christians today. Putting aside for a moment questions of doctrine or historical interpretation, it concentrates on the spiritual teaching of the Old and New Testaments. It begins with God's call to humanity and to each of us individually. Then it considers the human adventure of our journey through life. Finally it looks at our ultimate homecoming to the Father. The many references to biblical passages and daily life make this an invaluable book for those who want to know about the bible -- but even more, who want to live it.

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    9780970821607
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    FLUNKING SAINTHOOD EVERY DAY: A DEVOTIONAL FOR THE REST OF US

    FLUNKING SAINTHOOD EVERY DAY: A DEVOTIONAL FOR THE REST OF US
    $23.99
    In her memoir, Flunking Sainthood, Riess failed twelve different spiritual practices over the course of a year but discovered to her surprise that even the ones she failed most spectacularly taught her something important. In this beautiful daily devotional, readers who want to go deeper into the twelve spiritual practices will find 365 days of guidance, arranged according to monthly practices such as gratitude, generosity, prayer, Sabbath-keeping, and hospitality. Each day includes a short scripture verse, an inspirational reading from a contemporary or classic spiritual thinker, and a brief prayer, reflection, or follow-up action related to the day’s theme. These daily devotions help readers understand that spiritual growth is a lifelong journey without a fixed destination—and that there is great compassion for all of us who are flunking sainthood.
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    9781612614090
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    FORGIVENESS MAKES YOU FREE: A DRAMATIC STORY OF HEALING FROM THE HEART OF FWANDA

    FORGIVENESS MAKES YOU FREE: A DRAMATIC STORY OF HEALING FROM THE HEART OF FWANDA
    $16.95

    "'Jesus, where are you?' I prayed every night as I wept . . . I felt I had failed as a priest, for I had preached love and the people made genocide. . . .Then I heard God speak to me. Jesus wanted me to use these experiences to evangelize later. It was then that I knew my life would be spared. God would make a way."

    During the 25th anniversary of the Rwandan genocide, Fr. Ubald Rugirangoga tells the dramatic story of how he survived while losing more than eighty of his family members and 45,000 of his parishioners in the killings. In the aftermath, Fr. Ubald experienced a renewed sense of purpose as a minister of reconciliation and a healing evangelist in his homeland and around the world. In Forgiveness Makes You Free, he offers five spiritual principles that can help those traumatized by the past to experience healing and peace in Christ.

    In 1994 the world looked on in disbelief and horror as Rwanda erupted in violent bloodshed. All across the landlocked African country, militant Hutus rose up to exterminate the Tutsi population, including women and young children. One hundred days later, a million bodies littered fields, streets, and even churches. Now, on the twenty-fifth anniversary of the Rwandan genocide, a powerful testimony emerges of the power of God to bring peace and reconciliation into hearts full of fear and hate.

    In Forgiveness Makes You Free, Fr. Ubald Rugirangoga shares his own dramatic story of how he survived the genocide and its traumatic aftermath. He testifies about how God spared his life so that he might help others with deep physical, emotional, and spiritual wounds to experience peace and healing. In retelling the story of how he forgave the man who killed his family and cared for the man's children while he was in prison, Fr. Ubald demonstrates how showing mercy can facilitate true forgiveness even in the most painful circumstances of our lives.

    Throughout the book, Fr. Ubald teaches about five spiritual keys that draw us to Christ, the only source of lasting peace:

  • be thankful and have faith
  • choose to forgive
  • denounce evil
  • decide to live for Jesus
  • claim the blessing
  • Each chapter combines Fr. Ubald's story with reflection questions that guide readers along their own path of healing: from fear to faith, from shame to freedom, from isolation to reconciliation, from resentment to mercy, and from conflict to peace.

    The final chapter offers a guided meditation to help those who need to experience the power of God to release those held in bondage by fear and hate and to find the secret of peace. An appendix contains information about "The Mushaka Reconciliation Project," a catechetical tool that has been used successfully by parishes in Rwanda, and could easily be adapted by parishes in the United States, to mediate reconciliation between individuals and groups who have become estranged by violence, trauma, and ethnic or cultural divisions.

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    9781594718717
    Publication Date: 
    2019-03-08
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    FOUNDATIONS FOR PREACHING & TEACHING: SCRIPTURE BACKGROUNDS FOR 2016

    FOUNDATIONS FOR PREACHING & TEACHING: SCRIPTURE BACKGROUNDS FOR 2016
    $9.95
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    9781616712075
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    FOURTH CUP: UNVEILING THE MYSTER OF THE LAST SUPPER & THE CROSS

    FOURTH CUP: UNVEILING THE MYSTER OF THE LAST SUPPER & THE CROSS
    $23.00
    From the bestselling author of The Lamb's Supper comes an illuminating work on the Catholic Eucharist and its link to the Jewish Passover meal.

    "Read this book. And don't just read it. Pray about it. Reflect on it. And share it with others."--Brant Pitre, author of The Case for Jesus

    In this brilliant book--part memoir, part detective story, and part biblical study--Scott Hahn opens up new vistas on ancient landscapes while shedding light on his own enduring faith journey. The Fourth Cup not only tracks the author's gradual conversion along the path of Evangelicalism to the doorsteps of the Catholic faith, but also explores the often obscure and misunderstood rituals of Passover and their importance in foreshadowing salvation in Jesus Christ.

    Revealing the story of his formative years as an often hot-headed student and earnest seeker in search of answers to great biblical mysteries, Hahn shows how his ardent exploration of the Bible's Old Testament turned up intriguing clues connecting the Last Supper and Christ's death on Calvary. As Hahn tells the story of his discovery of the supreme importance of the Passover in God's plan of salvation, we too experience often-overlooked relationships between Abel, Abraham, and the Hebrews' liberation from slavery in Egypt. Along the way, Hahn reveals how the traditional fourth cup of wine used in the concluding celebration of Passover explains in astonishing ways Christ's paschal sacrifice.

    Rooted in Scripture and ingrained with lively history, The Fourth Cup delivers a fascinating view of the bridges that span old and new covenants, and celebrates the importance of the Jewish faith in understanding more fully Christ's life, death, and resurrection.

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    9781524758790
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    FRANCIS: POPE OF A NEW WORLD

    FRANCIS: POPE OF A NEW WORLD
    $19.95
    "Francis, rebuild my Church!" That is how St. Francis of Assisi heard the call of Christ. It is also how Jorge Mario Bergoglio, at the age of 76, and a Jesuit, seems to have accepted his election to the papacy with the choice of a name that no other pope has ever chosen.

    Who is Pope Francis, elected in one of the shortest conclaves in history? Who is the man chosen to be the first pope from the Americas and the first Jesuit pope?

    How does he see the world and his ministry? How does he understand his call to serve Christ, his Church, and the world? In short, what is the mind and heart of this new pope of a new world--of the Americas and the rest of the world of the 21st Century?

    In the words, the ideas, and the personal recollections of Pope Francis--including material up to the final hours before his election--the most highly regarded Vatican observer on the international scene reveals the personality of this man of God, gentle and humble. The son of Italian immigrants to Argentina, he made radically following Christ and the way of non-violence the pillars of his pastoral ministry in a country, continually tormented by social and economic inequities.
    This complete biography offers the keys to understanding the man who was a surprise choice, even a kind of revolutionary choice, for pope. It is the story of the humble pastor of one of the world's largest archdioceses; a cardinal who takes the bus, talks with common folk, and lives simply. It is the story of why the cardinal electors of the Catholic Church set aside political and diplomatic calculations to elect a pope to lead the renewal and purification of the worldwide Church of our time.

    "Brothers and Sisters, before the bishop blesses the people, I ask you to pray to God that he will bless your bishop."
    - Pope Francis
    "Catholics and others eager to know all they can about Pope Francis will learn a great deal from Andrea Tornielli's first-person account."

    -James Hitchcock, Professor of History, St. Louis University, author of History of The Catholic Church

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    9781586178529
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    FREEDOM & FORGIVENESS

    FREEDOM & FORGIVENESS
    $8.99
    In "Freedom & Forgiveness: A Fresh Look at the Sacrament of Reconciliation", Father Farren examines the history of the Sacrament of Reconciliation and the ways it brings us into a deeper experience of God. Totaling just 85 pages, this little book is simple, easy to read, and deeply prayerful. Father Paul's Irish storytelling background comes to the forefront as he articulates simply but effectively the history of confession with a fresh look to the sacraments which profoundly centers a tone of New Evangelization.

    Confession is somewhat daunting for many of us; yet Farren argues, "Our understanding of the sacrament reveals our image of God. If our image of God is one of an uncompromising judge, then the sacrament can fill us with dread." Instead of coming to confession to avoid judgment and hellfire, Father Farren paints a picture of the Sacrament of Reconciliation which presents a loving God who longs for a restored relationship with His children. It is an inspirational picture and one that is presented compellingly.
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    9781612614984
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    FROM BROKENNESS TO COMMUNITY

    FROM BROKENNESS TO COMMUNITY
    $6.95
    The lectures in this volume witness the importance of the meeting between the university of the learned and the university of the poor. From them a deep understanding of true discipleship emerges.
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    9780809133413
    Publication Date: 
    1992-01-01
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    FROM GRIEF TO GRACE: IMAGES FOR OVERCOMING SADNESS & LOSS

    FROM GRIEF TO GRACE: IMAGES FOR OVERCOMING SADNESS & LOSS
    $8.95
    A collection of images to assist people in naming, processing and overcoming grief caused by illness, a loved one's death, a job loss or similar difficult situations.
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    9780879461546
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    FULLY HUMAN FULLY DIVINE - AN INTERACTIVE CHRISTOLOGY

    FULLY HUMAN FULLY DIVINE - AN INTERACTIVE CHRISTOLOGY
    $19.99
    A solid blend of theology and spirituality, this refreshing book introduces the reader -- in an interactive way -- to the humanity and divinity of Jesus. Furthermore, Fully Human, Fully Divine applies its significant points to the reader's spiritual life.
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    0764811495
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    FUNERAL MASS & RITE OF COMMITTAL COMPLETE SET

    FUNERAL MASS & RITE OF COMMITTAL COMPLETE SET
    $79.95
    Now with the approved texts from "The Roman Missal, Third Edition," this easy-to-use set brings together all of the prayers, scripture readings, and blessings a priest needs for celebrating the funeral Mass. Over 100 cards will be updated as a result of the new missal.
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    9781594710001
    Publication Date: 
    2012-03-26
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    GENIUS BORN OF ANGUISH: THE LIFE & LEGACY OF HENRI NOUWEN

    GENIUS BORN OF ANGUISH: THE LIFE & LEGACY OF HENRI NOUWEN
    $17.95
    An intimate look at this important spiritual writer's life, enriched with the personal accounts of some of the people closest to him: friends, family, and colleagues. A twelve-page photo section is included.
    ISBN/SKU: 
    9780809147854
    Publication Date: 
    2012-09-04
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    GIVE LOVE & RECEIVE THE KINGDOM: ESSENTIAL PEOPLE & THEMES OF ENGLISH SPIRITUALITY

    GIVE LOVE & RECEIVE THE KINGDOM: ESSENTIAL PEOPLE & THEMES OF ENGLISH SPIRITUALITY
    $24.99

    From the greatest living expert on the history of English spirituality comes the most expansive collection ever published of her work

    "Sister Benedicta is uniquely qualified to write on the beauties and subtleties of Anglo-Saxon writing about the Christian life. These wonderfully crafted pieces give an invaluable introduction to this world of thought and prayer and image." --Rowan Williams

    From the spirituality of Cuthbert, to Bede and the Psalter, Anselm the monastic scholar, and the depths of Julian of Norwich, from twelfth century hermits, through medieval pilgrimage, and by illuminating seventeenth century preachers, this volume is Benedicta Ward's magnum opus. With a title drawn from the writings of St. Anselm--a beautiful summary of the Christian life--this book is designed to both inspire and educate.

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    9781640600973
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    GOD FOR US - READER'S EDITION: REDISCOVERING THE MEANING OF LENT

    GOD FOR US - READER'S EDITION: REDISCOVERING THE MEANING OF LENT
    $18.99
    Examine the meaning of Lent and its significance in spiritual formation and the preparation for Easter, and walk through the holy season of Easter. Leading North American spiritual writers reflect on what one theologian has called the "bright sadness" of Lent: that it is not about feeling of broken and lost, but about cleansing the palate so we can taste life to a greater extent. In the Lent and Easter seasons, we encounter the God who, in all of life, is for us--for our liberation, for our healing, for our wholeness. Even in death we can find resurrection.
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    9781612617688
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    GOD SHED HIS GRACE ON THEE: MOVING REMEMBERANCES OF 50 AMERICAN CATHOLICS

    GOD SHED HIS GRACE ON THEE: MOVING REMEMBERANCES OF 50 AMERICAN CATHOLICS
    $19.95
    From sea to shining sea, Catholics have been an important part of the fabric of American life. Some of them were famous, some toiled in obscurity. They included musicians, military leaders, writers, elected officials, visual artists, poets, athletes, reporters, movie stars, and people who worked a lifetime for justice. A few were saints or heroes, most were ordinary people who lived extraordinary lives. Some worked directly for the church, most did not. This award-winning collection of fifty tributes forms a patchwork quilt of exceptional insight, historical context, and inspiring example.
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    9780879465537
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    GOD WITH US - READER'S EDITION

    GOD WITH US - READER'S EDITION
    $18.99
    Christmas is the season most difficult to grasp and understand in all its spiritual richness. The sentimentality and commercialism that dominate the season tend to obscure the profound mystery at its heart: the Incarnation. God with Us provides the perfect way to slow down and reconnect with the liturgical and sacramental traditions of Advent, Christmas, and Epiphany. In this volume of daily meditations, some of today's most esteemed writers on the spiritual life offer a tapestry of reflection, Scripture, prayer, and history.

    Contributors include Beth Bevis, Scott Cairns, Emilie Griffin, Richard John Neuhaus, Kathleen Norris, Eugene Peterson, and Luci Shaw.

    "The birth of Jesus, kept fresh in our imaginations and prayers in song and story, keeps our feet on solid ground and responsive to every nuance of obedience and praise evoked by the life all around us."
    -Eugene Peterson, from the Introduction

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    9781612617077
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