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IN GOD'S HANDS: THE SPIRITUAL DIARIES OF JOHN PAUL II

IN GOD'S HANDS: THE SPIRITUAL DIARIES OF JOHN PAUL II
$34.99

Available for the first time in English, the private reflections of the modern pope recently elevated to sainthood--deeply personal writings that reveal a spiritual leader who agonized over his service to God, continually questioning whether he was doing enough.

As the head of the Roman Catholic Church for twenty-five years, from the final decades of the twentieth century to the first years of the new millennium, Pope John Paul II significantly impacted our world. As famous as a rock star, this powerful leader who conferred with numerous heads of state was the ultimate model of wisdom and religious commitment for numerous Catholics around the globe.

Throughout much of his adult life, from 1962 until two years before his death in 2003, John Paul II kept a series of private diaries in which he disclosed his innermost thoughts, impressions, and concerns. Written in his native Polish and never before available in English until now, these journals provide intimate and deeply moving insight into a man, a priest, and a saint's spirituality and a life devoted completely to God.

In God's Hands lays bare the soul of this powerful, influential statesman, revealing a devout man untouched by his celebrity status; a selfless servant of God who spent decades questioning whether he was worthy of the role he was called to carry out. Over forty years, from his bishopric in Krakow to his election to the papacy to his final years, one question guided him: "Am I serving God?"

Entrusted to his personal secretary--who defied John Paul II's instructions to burn them after his death--these notebooks provide us with a privileged glimpse into the life of a humble man who never took for granted his mission or his exalted role in the church and in the world.

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9780062396167
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IN THIS TIME OF MERCY: A COMPENDIUM OF TRADITIONAL CATHOLIC PRAYERS & PRACTICES

IN THIS TIME OF MERCY: A COMPENDIUM OF TRADITIONAL CATHOLIC PRAYERS & PRACTICES
$12.95
A magnificent and unique treasury of Catholic prayers and practices brought together in one place.Includes ten major sections, each containing a wealth of prayer resources:Traditional Catholic Prayers; The Sacrament of Reconciliation; Daily Prayers; Novenas, Prayers, and Observances; The Rosary; Works of Mercy and Other Guidelines; The Mass; Six Popular Devotions; Stations of the Cross; and A Record of Prayer for the Dead.
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9780879465698
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INFINITE TENDERNESS OF GOD: MEDITATIONS ON THE GOSPELS

INFINITE TENDERNESS OF GOD: MEDITATIONS ON THE GOSPELS
$12.95
Sit at the feet of Pope Francis as he preaches to you! This collection includes highlights of the Holy Fathers homilies and addresses on Gospels texts, beginning with the birth of Jesus and ending with the resurrection appearances. Short, digestible reflections provide plenty of food for thought and prayer. As always, the popes words will both challenge and comfort you as you seek to live out your faith in concrete ways.
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9781593252878
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2016-01-01
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INNER STEP TOWARD GOD

INNER STEP TOWARD GOD
$17.99

According to Fr. Alexander Men (1935-1990), the Russian Orthodox priest and popular spiritual teacher who was publicly martyred in 1990 in the former USSR, prayer is "the flight of the heart toward God." This work, available for the first time in English, is a collection of his writings, lectures, and sermons on prayer. You will discover both ancient and modern wisdom, and you will see how one Eastern Orthodox priest taught his parishioners to pray.

"His simple but profound teaching on the absolute necessity of a prayer life could change the world." -Scott Cairns, Poet

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9781612612386
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INSIDE THE PSALMS: REFLECTIONS FOR NOVICES

INSIDE THE PSALMS: REFLECTIONS FOR NOVICES
$16.95
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9780879070090
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INVITATION TO CATHOLICISM: BELIEFS + TEACHINGS + PRACTICES

INVITATION TO CATHOLICISM: BELIEFS + TEACHINGS + PRACTICES
$9.95
Everyone from inquirers and catechumens to lifelong Catholics will welcome this clear, concise overview of Catholic beliefs and Church teachings. Each chapter ends with discussion questions and prayer activities.
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9780879462277
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2001-01-01
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IRREPRESSIBLE LIGHT: THE WOMEN OF THE NEW TESTAMENT (P)

IRREPRESSIBLE LIGHT: THE WOMEN OF THE NEW TESTAMENT (P)
$19.95
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9780809153657
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2020-02-04
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IS GOD IN MY TOP TEN?

IS GOD IN MY TOP TEN?
$12.95
We often struggle to put God first in our lives, but distractions of various kinds can take us off track. In this book, Fr. Jerome Kodell, a Benedictine monk, shares the fruit of a long life of prayer as he helps us sort through our priorities. The short reflections here touch on a variety of topicsthe attitudes that will help us to pray, the tremendous gift of the word of God, the way to grow in humility and other virtues, and the reality of Lords great love and mercy for us. Each of the meditations provides plenty of food for thought and prayer. This book makes a perfect gift for anyone trying to live as a follower of Christ.
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9781593253332
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IT'S A GOD THING: WHEN MIRACLES HAPPEN TO EVERYDAY PEOPLE

IT'S A GOD THING: WHEN MIRACLES HAPPEN TO EVERYDAY PEOPLE
$15.99

Some things in life have no earthly explanation.

Miracles are not reserved for the characters in the Old and New Testaments; they happen to everyday people.

Series creators Don Jacobson and K-LOVE Radio have joined together to produce one of the most remarkable collections of modern-day miracles ever compiled. From angel appearances in hospital rooms to a mother saved from a would-be assailant in Hyde Park, from a young autistic girl becoming a beautiful ballerina overnight to a young backpacker who walked away from a terrorist attack, It's a God Thing presents some of the most amazing stories of God's hand on our lives.

Be motivated as never before to look for and witness the incredible ways that God is interacting in your life and the lives of those around you.

"With their new book, It's a God Thing, I believe K-LOVE and my friend Don Jacobson will call friends of Jesus everywhere to look for His capers around the world! Do you know why God involves Himself in our lives? Because God is love and love does!" --Bob Goff, author of the New York Times bestseller Love Does

"Every day we all are faced with stress, situations we can't control and often the fear that we really are all alone. . . . These stories give us courage in times of peril and strengthen us when we feel helpless."--TobyMac, top Christian artist and Grammy Award winner

"In It's a God Thing true servants of God share how their lives were transformed when their understanding became the Father's. What a blessing to be a child of the King!" --Missy Robertson, star of Duck Dynasty

"There is so much going on around us that we never see. Life is all about perspective, and when that lines up with the hand of God, it is remarkable to witness. This book and collection of stories from my friends at K-LOVE will inspire and encourage you greatly!" --Andy Andrews, New York Times best-selling author, The Noticer and The Traveler's Gift

"Sometimes I'm guilty of looking so hard for God that I miss Him right in front of me. May we all be reminded through It's a God Thing that some of the simplest moments in life can quite possibly be some of God's greatest miracles."--Bart Millard, lead singer of MercyMe

"Nothing astonished people in the New Testament more than watching Jesus perform a miracle right before their eyes--and nothing inspires us today more than hearing He did it again! My good friend Don Jacobson, publisher of The Prayer of Jabez, has once again launched the perfect message for today--don't miss it!"--Bruce Wilkinson, author, The Prayer of Jabez

"There is nothing better than hearing others talk about the ways that God has intervened in their lives. Miracles happen every day all around the world. These stories are incredible."--Robert D. Smith, author, 20,000 Days and Counting

"God doesn't need for us to be aware of the miracles He's performing, but they're happening every day! It's a God Thing, a new book from K-LOVE, is a powerful vehicle to tell the story of a number of those miracles."--Brandon Heath, 2008 New Artist of the Year Dove Award winner

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9780849921995
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JESUS CALLING FOR GRADUATES

JESUS CALLING FOR GRADUATES
$15.99

You just graduated. Now what?

Hear what Jesus has to say to you during this major life transition.

During times of transition and unknown next steps, it is more important than ever to cling to the promises of God and to tune your ear to hear what Jesus has to say. Jesus Calling(R) for Graduates provides guidance and encouragement for new grads as they venture into the next phase of their lives.

Follow along with 150 devotions divided topically--on topics such as attitude, discerning God's will, identity, and worth--that are most applicable and relevant to your life now--a little bigger, a little more exciting, a little scarier--and lean in close to hear what Jesus is saying to you today: words of hope, encouragement, and reassurance of His unending love.

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9780718087418
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2016-03-08
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JESUS CHRISTUS

JESUS CHRISTUS
$12.95
Romano Guardini, widely recognized as the theological mentor of Joseph Ratzinger (Pope Benedict XVI), offers a series of meditations on the life of Christ in a similar vein to the Popes Jesus of Nazareth series.
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9780870612572
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JESUS OF NAZARETH DVD

JESUS OF NAZARETH DVD
$24.95
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012236128113
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JESUS: A CONTEMPORARY WALK WITH JESUS

JESUS: A CONTEMPORARY WALK WITH JESUS
$9.00
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9780883473818
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JESUS: FIRST CENTURY RABBI

JESUS: FIRST CENTURY RABBI
$23.99
This bold, fresh look at the historical Jesus and the Jewish roots of Christianity challenges both Jews and Christians to re-examine their understanding of Jesus' commitment to his Jewish faith.
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9781612612966
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JOY OF LOVE (AMORIS LAETITIA)

JOY OF LOVE (AMORIS LAETITIA)
$11.95
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The Joy of Love is the 2016 post-synodal apostolic exhortation from Pope Francis that guides the faithful through scripture, tradition, ministry, love, and spirituality, all of it addressing these areas through the perspective of life in the 21st century. It makes no changes in official Church teaching but emphasizes a need for compassion and for examining the context of a person's situation. It is the conclusion of a two-year process discussing the beauty and the challenges of family life today
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9780819845849
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JOY TO THE WORLD, THE LORD HAS COME

JOY TO THE WORLD, THE LORD HAS COME
$16.99
Explores the themes of the world's most popular Christmas song.
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9781612614113
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JOYFULLY LIVING THE GOSPEL DAY BY DAY

JOYFULLY LIVING THE GOSPEL DAY BY DAY
$8.95

Each day contains a specific Scripture quotation, reflection, and prayer to encourage joyous participation in the Christian life. Illustrated and printed in two colors. Includes ribbon marker.

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9781937913045
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2001-01-01
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JUSTICE & CHARITY

JUSTICE & CHARITY
$16.95
"Our country must be built upon a justice and charity in which our individual rights and privileges are conditioned by the service of the common good."

The dominating influence of Capitalism and Communism over modern societies has eclipsed the Catholic Church's communication of her social and economic principles. Campaigns to win the affections of the faithful have persuaded many that Capitalism--with its promise of unlimited freedom and praise for the accumulation of wealth--is an authentic expression of Catholic social teaching and that the richness of the social tradition with its preferential option for the poor is driven by class-hatred, envy, and egalitarianism.

Grounded in his expertise of the social doctrine of the Catholic Church, in Justice and Charity, Fulton J. Sheen explores how Capitalism's failure to submit to justice and Communism's rejection of Christian Charity can be corrected only by a revolution in the heart of men by means of encountering Jesus Christ. Back in print for the first time since its original publication.

Justice and Charity is a thought-provoking exploration into the social tradition of the Catholic Church led by one of her finest voices.

ACS - American Chesterton Society is an imprint of TAN Books
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9781505108866
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KEEPING COMPANY WITH ST. IGNATIUS: WALKING THE CAMINO

KEEPING COMPANY WITH ST. IGNATIUS: WALKING THE CAMINO
$19.99
When Luke Larson and his wife Evie embarked on a 500-mile pilgrimage across northern Spain, their purpose was to experience walking as a way of keeping company with Jesus and his companions, of both earth and heaven, such as Saint Ignatius of Loyola. Keeping Company is filled with personal, luminously candid, and often amusing stories of the couple's experiences along the Way of Saint James. More than anything, this book invites you to step off the treadmill of self-effort in your quest to experience God more intimately through the spiritual practice of walking, literally, with God.

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9781612615196
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KRISTOPH & THE FIRST CHRISTMAS TREE

KRISTOPH & THE FIRST CHRISTMAS TREE
$16.99
It's Christmas Eve 722, and Kristoph, a young orphan boy, is accompanying the missionary priest Boniface through the German countryside. They are hurrying to reach the next village by nightfall when they come upon a group of people in the forest worshiping an oak tree and preparing to sacrifice the son of the village chieftain. To prove that the oak is powerless and that there is only One True God, Boniface miraculously fells the giant tree with a single ax stroke. In its place stands an evergreen. Calling it "the tree of the Christ Child," he instructs the men to mend their lives and take the tree home where it will shelter "loving gifts and lights of kindness." Now rescued, the son of the village chieftain invites Boniface and Kristoph to share Christmas with his family . . . around another evergreen that Kristoph cuts down for their own celebration.
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9781612616308
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LECTION DIVINA: FROM GOD'S WORD TO OUR LIVES

LECTION DIVINA: FROM GOD'S WORD TO OUR LIVES
$16.99
Discussion around the bestseller The Benedict Option by Rod Dreher has led many people to want to know more about monastic principles. This book by the modern monastic prior Enzo Bianchi (of the Bose Community in Switzerland) explores lectio divia, which is a principle practiced in many monastic houses today.

The Bible is ancient, enigmatic, and from a culture vastly different from our own. That's why most of us find it hard to read. So how can we understand its importance in the church, and how can it enrich our lives? Central to lectio divina is the conviction that to read the Bible faithfully and prayerfully is to learn an ancient art - by entering into dialogue with the God who speaks to each of us through the biblical page. Enzo Bianchi touches on the essentials of the history of lectio, from the brilliant thinker Origen in the third century to the development of historical criticism in the modern era. He explains how to do lectio and how to understand and implement its four "moments" - lectio, meditatio, oratio, contemplatio. This is not simply a book about how to approach the Bible, because Scripture ultimately wants to lead us beyond itself, to the truth and mystery of Christ that can never be captured fully in the written word.
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9781612616421
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LENT 2000: YEAR B

LENT 2000: YEAR B
$2.75
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9780883473733
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LENT: YEAR A

LENT: YEAR A
$5.00
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9780883474013
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LENTEN HEALING

LENTEN HEALING
$13.95
Based on the popular spiritual healing program designed by Bob Schuchts and the John Paul II Healing Center, Lenten Healing offers a twist to traditional Lenten fasting: instead of giving up chocolate, give up your sin. This daily Lenten devotional offers a unique approach to fasting, helping you reexamine the psychological and spiritual roots of sin in your life while sharing reflections and prayer exercises for overcoming sinful habits and acquiring virtuous ones.

Lent is the ideal time to identify and address "spiritual blind spots"--unacknowledged emotional wounds and false ideas that hinder your prayer life and worship.

During each week of Lent, Ken Kniepmann of the John Paul II Healing Center breaks open one of the seven deadly sins (pride, lust, gluttony, sloth, anger, envy, and greed) and its corresponding virtue (humility, chastity, abstinence, diligence, patience, kindness, and liberality). You'll start by learning about the sin and how it manifests itself in daily life and thought patterns. Then you'll move into reflection and prayer exercises that guide you through the process of renouncing that week's sin and resolving to adopt that week's virtue.

Fasting, the practice of giving up pleasures or comforts, allows us to grow in holiness by putting our desires to a kind of death. Obvious examples include giving up a habit such as a favorite food, sleeping in, or late-night TV--but what happens when you try to give up your sins while recognizing the deeper reasons you commit them in the first place? By seeing those connections and praying specifically for God's insight, healing, and revelation, you'll be able to experience God's mercy and love to a greater capacity.

Kniepmann helps you see how the depth of Catholic teaching is connected to your daily life. Sin isn't just an activity; it is a place of the heart (the interior life) and the movement of the heart (toward or away from sin) as related to thoughts, beliefs, and emotions. By the time Easter arrives, you'll possess a deeper understanding of sin and emotional wounds as impediments to intimacy with God and come away with tangible, practical tools for addressing those impediments in your life.

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9781594717956
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2018-01-05
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LESSONS FROM SAINT BENEDICT: FIND JOY IN DAILY LIFE

LESSONS FROM SAINT BENEDICT: FIND JOY IN DAILY LIFE
$14.95

Part of a collection written over twenty years, Lessons from Saint Benedict contains 26 letters written by Donald Raila, O.S.B., a Benedictine monk of Saint Vincent Archabbey. Using the 1500 year old Rule of Benedict and Benedictine spirituality as his foundation, Father Donald offers words of spiritual encouragement and guidance for persevering through the journey of daily life. With the Gospel and Rule of Benedict as guides, Raila says, we can learn to see God’s graces in every dimension of our lives, even the most seemingly mundane. Father Donald provides both serious and light-hearted examples from his own life to demonstrate how we can renew and strengthen our spirituality through the daily grind, and perhaps even find joy in the process.

Some of the topics addressed include:
•Anxiety •Boredom •Change •Choices •Communication •Death •Desire •Detachment •Fear •Hospitality •Humility •Loss •Materialism •Order •Patience •Rushing •Sacrifice •Stewardship •Youth

Praise for Lessons from Saint Benedict
He shows us again and again ways to recognize and eventually even overcome those things that impede our spiritual growth.
—Father Benedict Groeschel, CFR

Fr. Donald writes simply, gently, and candidly, aiming to profit [spiritually] rather than to impress.
—Hugh Feiss, O.S.B. in Cistercian Studies Quarterly

They are a treasury of homey, conversational, yet deeply profound, musings on various Benedictine values. He often reveals a lot about his own spiritual journey by using very specific examples from his day-to-day life and showing how he had to wrestle with the ordinary to see the sacred. At less than five pages each, these “lessons” would make excellent lectio material for monastic or lay readers, or provocative conversation starters for oblate groups.
—The American Monastic Newsletter

FATHER DONALD S. RAILA, O.S.B., is a Benedictine monk of Saint Vincent Archabbey in Latrobe, Pennsylvania. He has been the Director of Oblates since 1988, and during that time has written quarterly letters to the community of Oblates and friends of Saint Vincent Archabbey.

Paperback. 202 pages.

Part of a collection written over twenty years, Lessons from Saint Benedict contains 26 letters written by Donald Raila, O.S.B., a Benedictine monk of Saint Vincent Archabbey. Using the 1500 year old Rule of Benedict and Benedictine spirituality as his foundation, Father Donald offers words of spiritual encouragement and guidance for persevering through the journey of daily life. With the Gospel and Rule of Benedict as guides, Raila says, we can learn to see God's graces in every dimension of our lives, even the most seemingly mundane. Father Donald provides both serious and light-hearted examples from his own life to demonstrate how we can renew and strengthen our spirituality through the daily grind, and perhaps even find joy in the process.
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9780983061540
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