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MAKE ROOM: A CHILD'S GUIDE TO LENT & EASTER

MAKE ROOM: A CHILD'S GUIDE TO LENT & EASTER
$15.99
While the Advent season is filled with fun and expectations, Lent can be hard for children. It's travels through frightening places, loaded with themes of self-denial and death. How can children approach this season in a way that is meaningful and not frightening? Make Room presents Lent as a special time for creating a welcoming space for God. Other books offer excellent ideas for going through the Lenten season with children, but Make Room uniquely connects its projects to the story of Jesus. Simple and practical activities such as baking bread, having a neighbor over for dinner, uncluttering your room, and watching less TV become acts of justice and kindness, part of a life of following and imitating Christ, and a way to make room for God in our lives and in the world around us.

Other books tell the Passion narrative for young readers; this unique book integrates themes of hospitality and self-giving that echo Jesus' ministry, Jesus' entire life. Make Room invites children to wonder about the story, to encounter Lent with all their senses, and to experience activities in Lent as part of a life of discipleship.
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9781612616599
Publication Date: 
2016-01-01
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MAKING ALL THINGS NEW: AN INVITATION TO THE SPIRITUAL LIFE

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$15.99
"During the past few years, various friends have asked me, 'What do you mean when you speak about the spiritual life?' Every time this question has come up, I have wished I had a small and simple book which could offer the beginning of a response. I have felt that there was a place for a text that could be read within a few hours and could not only explain what the spiritual life is but also create a desire to live it. This feeling caused me to write "Making All Things New.".."

"The beginning of the spiritual life is often difficult not only because the powers which cause us to worry are so strong but also because the presence of God's Spirit seems barely noticeable. If, however, we are willing to live a life of prayer and practice the disciplines of solitude and community, a new hunger will make itself known. This new hunger is the first sign of God's presence. When we remain attentive to this divine presence, we will be led always deeper into the kingdom. There, to our joyful surprise, we will discover that the power of our worries is weakening and all things are being made new."
- -from "Making All Things New"

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9780060663261
Publication Date: 
2009-09-22
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MAN OF BLESSING (PAPERBACK)

MAN OF BLESSING (PAPERBACK)
$16.99
Praise for Man of Blessing
 
“The difference with Butcher’s book… is the exploration of Benedict’s unusual life; his relationship with his twin sister, Scholastica; and the illumination of the saint’s miracles. The book’s readability will make it easy for patrons to escape into late Roman Culture and find peace in monastic simplicity.” -Library Journal starred review

“This remarkable book is a delightful blend of legend and solid history.” –Sr. Lenora Black OSB, Spirit & Life

“Throughout the book [Butcher]…interweaves some good research that expands the context of Benedict’s world and adds dimension to his character.” -American Benedictine Review

“Butcher’s life of St. Benedict is an excellent example of modern hagiography, written with imagination in a contemporary style based on historical facts and tradition.” -Catholic Library World
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9781612611624
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MANUAL FOR WOMEN

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$29.95
Manual for Women is for women who seek to grow closer to Christ and his Blessed Mother, for women who seek to discover or rediscover what it means to be a woman after God's own heart.

In Part I, noted Catholic author Danielle Bean, using examples from Scripture, the lives of the saints, and modern life, reminds women of today to embrace and cultivate their distinctive gifts:
  • Receptivity, or an openness and welcoming spirit toward others.Sensitivity, or an ability to see and understand the needs and feelings of others.
  • Compassion, or an instinct to suffer with and alleviate the suffering of others.
  • Beauty, or the recognition that the female body is a reflection of her great capacity for nurturing, whether she ever becomes a mother physically or not.
  • Generosity, or an extraordinary capacity for self-giving love.

  • She also reminds readers that they will embrace those gifts most perfectly if they imitate that most immaculate of women, Mary of Nazareth. Bean concludes with practical advice which every woman, whatever her state in life, will benefit from.

    In Part II, readers will be nourished by the depth and richness of the Catholic tradition's teaching on women. Church documents, wisdom of the saints, relevant passages from Scripture, wisdom from today's Catholic women, prayers, and hymns will inspire, delight, and edify women, young and old, single and married, consecrated to God in the religious life or a member of the laity.

    Now, perhaps more than ever, women need to be women. But what it means to be a woman has been so distorted by the various ideologies that the modern world imposes. Manual for Women serves as a reminder to women that authentic femininity (and, yes, authentic feminism) springs from an embrace, rather than a spurning, of the great and unique gifts God has bestowed on them, whether they be married or single, in religious life or a laywomen, a homemaker or a women who works outside the home, or, as so many women in today's hectic world are, some combination thereof!
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    9781505113013
    Publication Date: 
    2019-04-02
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    MARY'S STORY

    MARY'S STORY
    $14.99
    With simple language and lovely illustrations, this book retells the stories of Mary, the Mother of Jesus. Share in the excitement as Mary learns from the Angel Gabriel that she will become Jesus's Mommy.

    Be with Mary as she teaches Jesus to walk and to read, and join Joseph as he shows Jesus how to cut wood and use carpenter's tools.

    As Jesus grows older, he sets off to tell people that God loves them. Mary is always there, and she loves to see Jesus surrounded by all his friends!

    A wonderful book to read aloud to children!
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    9781612619163
    Publication Date: 
    2017-09-12
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    MAY OUR HEARTS REJOICE CHRISTMAS CD

    MAY OUR HEARTS REJOICE CHRISTMAS CD
    $10.00

    1. O Come, O Come, Emmanuel

    2. Lo, How a Rose E'er Blooming

    3. Ave Maria

    4. Silent Night

    5. Of the Father's Love Begotten/Away in a Manger

    6. Hark! The Herald Angels Sing

    7. Infant Holy, Infant Lowly

    8. Gesu Bambino

    9. Ding Dong Merrily on High

    10. O Holy Night

    11. Love is Born

     

    Thomas Octave, Vocals

    Josie Merlino, Piano

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    216626
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    MEANING IS IN THE WAITING

    MEANING IS IN THE WAITING
    $14.99
    Advent is about learning to love the waiting... Waiting is the primary lesson of Advent, says Paula Gooder. In the company of the biblical characters with whom the candles on the Advent wreath are traditionally associated, she helps us to discover very different kinds of waiting: * Abraham and Sarah--who waited a lifetime for the fulfillment of God's promises.* The Hebrew prophets--who waited for God's intervention, both longed for and feared.* John the Baptist--whose ministry marked the end of one era and anticipated the new.* Mary--whose life was shaped by waiting and by events beyond her control. The Meaning Is in the Waiting is arranged for daily reading in the hectic run-up to Christmas. This thoughtful book will enable you to grow more fully into a way of being that is expectant rather than urgent, more focused on God's presence right now than on some imagined future. You will venture on this journey in companionship with the God who waits with us.
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    9781557256621
    Publication Date: 
    2009-11-01
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    MEDITATION BOOKLET: EASTER TO PENTECOST (YEAR C)

    MEDITATION BOOKLET: EASTER TO PENTECOST (YEAR C)
    $2.75
    Daily meditations on the readings of Easter to Pentecost.
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    9780883473559
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    MEDITATION BOOKLET: LENT (YEAR C)

    MEDITATION BOOKLET: LENT (YEAR C)
    $2.75
    Daily meditations on the readings of Lent.
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    9780883473535
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    MEDITATIONS FOR LENT

    MEDITATIONS FOR LENT
    $12.95
    Even three hundred years ago, believers found it difficult to sustain for forty days the proper Lenten spirit. That's why even then, countless Christians turned to the writings of Bishop Jacques-Bénigne Bossuet (1627-1704), whose great piety and simple eloquence won him renown as one of the greatest preachers of his time. From Bishop Bossuet's sermons and spiritual writings, believers drew ever greater Lenten wisdom and strength.

    Now translator Christopher Blum has selected from Bishop Bossuet's voluminous works fifty brief but remarkably powerful meditations that complement the daily readings at Mass during the Lenten season, thus offering to us the perfect companion for a thoughtful and fruitful Lent.

    If you read and meditate briefly on just one of them each day in Lent, I guarantee that this good French bishop's eloquence will soon have you not merely remembering the events of Christ's journey to His Crucifixion; it will have you spiritually walking with Him on that journey . . . which is precisely what we are called to do in Lent!

    With Bossuet, this Lent you will find yourself saying, "O Jesus! I present myself to you to make my journey in your company. O my Savior, receive your traveler! Here I am ready, holding on to nothing. Let me go with You to the Father."

    That's the fire that should burn in the heart of all Christians. This Lent, let Bishop Bossuet enkindle it in yours. Among the Meditations:

  • God Alone Suffices
  • Pray to God in Secret
  • The Truth and the Life
  • Tempted in the Desert
  • The Sign of Jonah
  • Love Your Enemies
  • This Is My Beloved Son
  • And You Will Be Forgiven
  • The Wicked Tenants
  • In Spirit and in Truth
  • The Silence of Christ
  • Priest, Prophet, and King
  • Our Life, a Journey to God
  • The Great Commandment
  • I Was Hungry and You Fed Me
  • The Love of God for Repentant Sinners
  • Up to Jerusalem
  • God, the Life of the Soul
  • The Witness of the Baptist
  • The Raising of Lazarus
  • Jesus Is Persecuted
  • The True Messiah
  • The Anointing
  • The Betrayal
  • The Eucharist
  • The Passion
  • The Brevity of Life
  • Washed of Our Sins
  • A Sign of Contradiction
  • No Man Ever Spoke Like This Man
  • The Entry of Our Lord into Jerusalem
  • To Unite Ourselves with Christ
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    MERCY OF GOD (DIVES IN MISERICORDIA)

    MERCY OF GOD (DIVES IN MISERICORDIA)
    $4.95
    Dives in Misericordia. The second encyclical by Pope John Paul II was issued on November 30, 1980. With this document, which centered on the theme of mercy, John Paul II hoped to underline this strongest attribute of God and to draw the world to the mercy which humanity is in so much need of. Author: Pope John Paul II Format: Paperback, 53 pages Publisher: Pauline Books amp Media ISBN: 9780819847454
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    9780819847454
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    MERCY: LIFE IN THE SEASON OF DYING

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    $16.99
    In this wise and hopeful book, reminiscent of Tuesdays with Morrie, a pastor reveals lessons for living he's learned from the dying.

    What would you do with your life, if you knew it was going to end soon? Peter Roebbelen Mercy distills the life lessons he's discovered from sitting at the bedsides of courageous people facing death's certainty. He explores the gifts that people have given him and this wisdom he has gleaned, almost as if he's been the one being counseled, rather than the other way around.

    This joyful and instructive book encourages us to live to the fullest in the present, and to love the people around us as never before.

    "In this sacred journal, Peter vulnerably shares 'riches stored in secret places'--intimate and holy moments with the dying, illuminating the promise of Psalm 116:15: 'His loved ones are very precious to him, and he does not lightly let them die.'"
    --Moira Brown, author and former host of 100 Huntley Street

    "To pull life from death is a great calling upon the Christian community. Roebbelen's book does this honestly, beautifully, and with a compelling awareness that can only come from a hand that has held many in the journey towards death. I first read this while holding the hand of my sleeping mother, who is in her own season of dying. Having been absent, in a variety of ways, in the death of my father, I am now deeply grateful for a book that calls us (and shows us the way) to presence and life in the season of dying."
    --Greg Pennoyer, Editor of God With Us: Rediscovering the Meaning of Christmas

    "An open, thoughtful discussion, not just about death, but the journey of life as we face the inevitability of death. This book calls us to live well so that dying well is possible. Most of all, it is an intimate insight to a pastor's heart--one who has walked openly with people he loved and cared about as they entered the mystery of dying. This is essential reading for anyone entering into the debates of a society fearful of death."
    --Dr. Gary V. Nelson, President, Tyndale University College and Seminary

    "Accompanying dying people is the most privileged part of pastoral ministry and also the toughest. This book's heartening testimonies demonstrate paradoxical gifts and blessings from the end of life. Discover how a dedicated pastor overcame fear of working with the dying and became an agent of God's healing and hope in the direst of circumstances."
    --Rev. Arthur Paul Boers, author of Living into Focus: Choosing What Matters in an Age of Distractions

    "How do you help someone to die? Or those left behind? Realizing he had come up against his own limits as a pastor, Peter Roebbelen turns to the experience of those he has seen over the threshold. In their responses, he discovers what he calls the gifts of dying--which, when attended to, can transform the very way we live. Here is an honest account of a believer living at the edge of what we can understand in facing our own shared mortality." --Jerusha McCormack, author of Grieving, A Beginner's Guide

    "So often in the presence of death the Christian response is to pray for healing so life will continue. Turning that notion on its head, this book demonstrates that life and healing can actually be part of death both for those who are approaching the end of life on the earth as well as for those who are walking with them. But what is both disarming and helpful is that the author gives us a vulnerable glimpse into his own inner discovery around this complex subject, and in the process, invites readers to confront our own journey as we move toward death."
    --Dr. Rod Wilson, former President, Regent College, Vancouver, and co-author of Keeping Faith in Fundraising

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    9781612617831
    Publication Date: 
    2018-01-09
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    MERTON & WAUGH: A MONK, A CRUSTY OLD MAN, AND THE SEVEN STORY MOUNTAIN

    MERTON & WAUGH: A MONK, A CRUSTY OLD MAN, AND THE SEVEN STORY MOUNTAIN
    $22.00
    From 1948 to 1952 the lives of Trappist monk, Thomas Merton, and British novelist, Evelyn Waugh, were closely intertwined. During these years, Waugh became enthusiastic about American Catholicism, in particular, monasticism as seen through the eyes of the author of The Seven Storey Mountain. He agreed to edit Merton's autobiography and the subsequent Waters of Siloe, for publication in Britain. In this close examination of their friendship, through their correspondence, we see Waugh's coaching of a younger writer, and Waugh's brief infatuation with America. Most of all, we witness Merton the writing student and spiritual master and Waugh the master of prose and conflicted penitent. And we see how the two men diverge as the Second Vatican Council takes hold of Catholicism and the solid spiritual ground beneath them gives way.
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    9781612616285
    Publication Date: 
    2015-03-01
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    MIND OF POPE FRANCIS: JORGE MARIO BERGOGLIO'S INTELLECTUAL JOURNEY

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    $29.95

    A commonly held impression is that Pope Francis is a compassionate shepherd and determined leader but that he lacks the intellectual depth of his recent predecessors. Massimo Borghesi's The Mind of Pope Francis: Jorge Mario Bergoglio's Intellectual Journey dismantles that image.

    Borghesi recounts and analyzes, for the first time, Bergoglio's intellectual formation, exploring the philosophical, theological, and spiritual principles that support the profound vision at the heart of this pope's teaching and ministry. Central to that vision is the church as a coincidentia oppositorum, holding together what might seem to be opposing and irreconcilable realities. Among his guiding lights have been the Jesuit saints, Ignatius and Peter Faber; philosophers Gaston Fessard, Romano Guardini, and Alberto Methol Ferrer; and theologians Henri de Lubac and Hans Urs von Balthasar.

    Recognizing how these various strands have come together to shape the mind and heart of Jorge Mario Bergoglio offers essential insights into who he is and the way he is leading the church. Notably, this groundbreaking book is informed by four interviews provided to the author, via audio recordings, by the pope himself on his own intellectual formation, major portions of which are published here for the first time.

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    9780814687901
    Publication Date: 
    2018-10-04
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    MISSION 2000 YEAR B

    MISSION 2000 YEAR B
    $5.95
    New/Used: New
    Mission 2000, the second book of the Vision 2000 Program is based on the common Lectionary reading.
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    0883474573
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    MODERN CATHOLIC SOCIAL TEACHING

    MODERN CATHOLIC SOCIAL TEACHING
    $45.95
    $32.20
    $32.20 - $45.95
    New/Used: Used

    With an equal emphasis on every word in the title--and with a distinctly American perspective--Himes and his distinguished associate editors and contributors, have assembled the most thorough and authoritative assessment of modern Roman Catholic social teaching to date, likely to remain the touchstone volume for decades. This culmination of many years of effort by twenty stellar scholars has produced a reference work for anyone interested in understanding or studying the key documents that comprise the central corpus of Catholic social teaching.

    In addition to interrogations of the major documents, this volume provides an understanding of the biblical and philosophical foundations of Catholic social teaching, addresses the doctrinal issues that arise in such a context, and explores the social thought leading up to the "modern" era, generally accepted as beginning in 1891 with the publication of Pope Leo XIII's Rerum Novarum. Finally, there is a review of how Catholic social teaching has been received in the United States, and an informed look at the shortcomings and questions that future generations must address.

    By any standard, Modern Catholic Social Teaching is a remarkable work--intellectually rigorous and deeply faithful, it provides accessible and thought-provoking insights into the heart of a belief tradition that every Catholic will find invaluable.

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    9781589010536
    Publication Date: 
    2005-08-10
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    MONASTIC PRACTICES - SECOND EDITION

    MONASTIC PRACTICES - SECOND EDITION
    $19.95
    New/Used: New
    For three decades, Monastic Practices has been a valued resource for English-speaking aspirants to monastic life. In this second edition, updated and expanded, Charles Cummings, OCSO, explores the common practices of the monastic life in order to rediscover them as viable means of leading persons to a deeper encounter with God. How do monks and nuns occupy themselves throughout the day? Have they modernized their lifestyle or is it still cluttered with medieval customs? Could any of the monastic practices be of use to those outside the monastery? A certain wisdom is necessary to know how to use such practices and how to give oneself to them until they lead one to God.
    ISBN/SKU: 
    9780879070502
    Publication Date: 
    2015-11-23
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    MOTHER ANGELICA HER GRAND SILENCE: THE LAST YEARS & LIVING LEGACY

    MOTHER ANGELICA HER GRAND SILENCE: THE LAST YEARS & LIVING LEGACY
    $23.00
    In a moving, dramatic conclusion to his four New York Times bestselling Mother Angelica books, Raymond Arroyo completes the saga of this singular nun with his most intimate book yet.

    For more than a decade, the beloved, wise cracking nun who founded EWTN, the world's largest religious media empire, was confined to her cell at Our Lady of the Angels Monastery in Hanceville, Alabama. Though Mother Angelica is still seen and heard by millions each week in reruns on seven continents, the private drama within her monastery, her personal supernatural encounters, and the prolonged suffering she endured has remained hidden. Until now.

    Revealed for the first time is the personal request Mother made of God--which sheds light on her long silence. Here are Mother Angelica's spiritual battles in her cell--including encounters with the devil--and the unrevealed episodes of hilarity and inspiration. From playing possum (to avoid undesirable visitors to her room), to undertaking a secret trip to the far East, to blessing her nuns as they leave her care to create new monasteries, Mother Angelica's spunky spirit shines through the narrative.

    Mother Angelica Her Grand Silence, the touching, climactic coda to the Mother Angelica canon also offers readers the personal testimonies of people around the world who were spiritually transformed by Mother during her long public absence. And for the first time, the author writes movingly of his personal relationship with Mother--the highs and the lows.

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    9780770437244
    Publication Date: 
    2016-05-17
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    MOTHER LOVE

    MOTHER LOVE
    $15.00

    The hectic style of modern women at home and at work outside the home, offers new challenges to those wo yearn for a deeper walk with the Lord and a richer life of prayer. The Mother Love prayer book has served many women over the years as an effective tool to grow in the spirit of prayer. May this revised edition serve to continue that same mission. Revised Edition by Fr. Lester Knoll, O.F.M. Cap

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    835774
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    MOTHER MARY: A COLORING BOOK FOR PRAYER & MEDITATION

    MOTHER MARY: A COLORING BOOK FOR PRAYER & MEDITATION
    $11.99
    Quiet your mind and soul, put away the smart phone and tablet, and pick up some colored pencils or markers and color! At home, in a waiting room, at church, coloring is a wonderful way to find peace and calm.

    This coloring book for adults from Paraclete is not only a simple path to making something beautiful, it has a spiritual element as well. Reflect on thirty names of the Blessed Mother such as Morning Star, Mother of Sorrows, and Our Lady of Light. Each page includes a prayer or meditation, and a beautiful, original design to color as you ponder.
    ISBN/SKU: 
    9781612618432
    Publication Date: 
    2016-07-01
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    MY CATHOLIC BIBLE - BAPTISMAL

    MY CATHOLIC BIBLE - BAPTISMAL
    $19.95
    ISBN/SKU: 
    9780882713045
    Publication Date: 
    2013-06-01
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    MY CATHOLIC PICTURE BIBLE

    MY CATHOLIC PICTURE BIBLE
    $9.95
    ISBN/SKU: 
    9780882711911
    Publication Date: 
    2010-08-20
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    MY FAVORITE COLOR IS BLUE. SOMETIMES: A JOURNEY THROUGH LOSS WITH ART & COLOR

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    $16.99
    A picture book to guide the reader through different emotions and reactions related to grieving.

    The text and illustrations of this lushly colored picture book guide the reader through different emotions and reactions related to grieving, including shock, tears, anger, and hope. My Favorite Color is Blue. Sometimes. is a children's picture book by design, but accessible to people of all ages.

    Following the shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, CT, author Roger Hutchison had the privilege of painting with children who had witnessed this tragic event. The experience affected him profoundly and convinced him of a vocation to serve those who grieve with his writing and art.
    ISBN/SKU: 
    9781612619231
    Publication Date: 
    2017-11-07
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    MY POCKET PRAYER BOOK

    MY POCKET PRAYER BOOK
    $1.25
    Handy little book of essential prayers.  Daily prayers, prayers for Confession and Communion, prayers for every day of the week.
    ISBN/SKU: 
    0899420303
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    MY SOUL WAITS

    MY SOUL WAITS
    $14.99
    For Advent, Christmas and Epiphany, this new devotional combines the words of the Psalms, meditations from the Church Fathers, and a prayer as a guide for the reader through the various twists and turns on the journey to our Lord's Nativity. These beloved words from Scripture mirror our own thoughts and emotions--hope and expectation, suffering and patience, confession and healing--and are as relevant for the modern spiritual reader as when they were first sung in the Temple.
    ISBN/SKU: 
    9781612619705
    Publication Date: 
    2017-10-17
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