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BEAUTIFUL MERCY

$10.00
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9781942611578

BENEDICT XVI LEARNING TO BELIEVE

$9.95
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9780818913563
Publication Date: 
2013-05-20

BUILDING A BRIDGE HOW THE CATHOLIC CHURCH AND THE LGBT COMMUNITY CAN ENTER INTO A RELATIONSHIP OF RESPECT COMPASSION A

$19.99

The New York Times bestselling author of The Jesuit Guide to (Almost) Everything and Jesus: A Pilgrimage turns his attention to the relationship between LGBT Catholics and the Church in this loving, inclusive, and revolutionary book.

On the day after the Orlando nightclub shooting, James Martin S.J. 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 for us to love one another--Father Martin's post went viral and was viewed more than 1.6 million times.

Now, Martin expands on his reflections in this moving and inspiring book, offering a powerful, loving, and much-needed voice in a time marked by anger, prejudice, and divisiveness. Adapted from an address he gave to New Ways Ministry, a group that ministers to and advocates for LGBT Catholics, Building a Bridge provides a roadmap for repairing and strengthening the bonds that unite all of us as God's children. Martin uses the image of a two-way bridge to enable LGBT Catholics and the Church to come together in a call to end the "us" versus "them" mentality. Turning to the Catechism, he draws on the three criteria at the heart of the Christian ministry--"respect, compassion, and sensitivity"--as a model for how the Catholic Church should relate to the LGBT community.

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9780062694317
Publication Date: 
2017-06-12
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CATHOLIC LABYRINTH: POWER APATHY AND A PASSION FOR REFORM IN THE AMERICAN CHUCH

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$29.95

Sexual abuse scandals, declining attendance, a meltdown in the number of priests and nuns, the closing of many parishes and parochial schools--all have shaken American Catholicism. Yet conservatives have increasingly dominated the church hierarchy.

In The Catholic Labyrinth, Peter McDonough tells a tale of multiple struggles that animate various groups--the Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests, Voice of the Faithful, and the Leadership Roundtable chief among them--pushing to modernize the church. One contest pits reformers against those who back age-old standards of sexual behavior and gender roles. Another area of contention, involving efforts to maintain the church's far-flung operations in education, social services, and healthcare, raises constitutional issues about the separation of church and state. Once a sidebar to this debate, the bishops' campaign to control the terms of employment and access to contraceptives in church-sponsored ministries has fueled conflict further.

McDonough draws on behind-the-scenes documentation and personal interviews with leading reformers and "loyalists" to explore how both retrenchment and resistance to clericalism have played out in American Catholicism. Despite growing support for optional celibacy among priests, the ordination of women, and similar changes, and in the midst of numerous departures from the church, immigration and a lingering reaction against the upheavals of the sixties have helped sustain a popular traditionalism among "Catholics in the pews." So have the polemics of Catholic neoconservatives. These demographic and cultural factors--as well as the silent dissent of those who simply ignore rather than oppose the church's more regressive positions--have reinforced a culture of deference that impedes reform. At the same time, selective managerial improvements show promise of advancing incremental change.

Timely and incisive, The Catholic Labyrinth captures the church at a historical crossroads, as advocates for change struggle to reconcile religious mores with the challenges of modernity.

ISBN/SKU: 
9780199751181
Publication Date: 
2013-07-15

CHURCH UNDER ATTACK

$18.95

Here's an unabashedly Catholic history that documents scores of sustained and unprecedented assaults on our Catholic Faith these past five centuries and delineates our Church's brave response to each one.

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9781933184937
Publication Date: 
2013-05-14
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DOCUMENTS OF VATICAN II WITH NOTES AND INDEX

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$24.95

The 16 documents of the Second Vatican Council (1963-65) are included in this volume together with Notes and an Index. Ideal for students

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9781921472305

ECUMENISM OF BEAUTY

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The last fifty years have seen a rediscovery of the role of the visual arts in the lives of all Christians. In tune with this ecumenical age, this book shares the belief that beauty and art can bridge differences, unite people in -shared admiration, - and possibly become an instrument of communion among separated Christians.
The authors of this book are Catholic, Orthodox, Anglican, and Protestant artists, scholars, and clergy who in 2017 will take part in a symposium organized to commemorate the Reformation, which began when Martin Luther published his 95 theses in 1517. With sessions in Paris, Strasburg, Florence, New Haven (CT), and Orleans (MA), the symposium is promoted by Catholic and Protestant schools of theology together with Mount Tabor Centre for Art and Spirituality, in Barga, Italy.

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9781612619248
Publication Date: 
2017-04-30
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EVANGELICAL CATHOLICISM

$27.99

The Catholic Church is on the threshold of a bold new era in its two-thousand year history. As the curtain comes down on the Church defined by the 16th-century Counter-Reformation, the curtain is rising on the Evangelical Catholicism of the third millennium: a way of being Catholic that comes from over a century of Catholic reform; a mission-centered renewal honed by the Second Vatican Council and given compelling expression by Blessed John Paul II and Pope Benedict XVI.
The Gospel-centered Evangelical Catholicism of the future will send all the people of the Church into mission territory every daya territory increasingly defined in the West by spiritual boredom and aggressive secularism. Confronting both these cultural challenges and the shadows cast by recent Catholic history, Evangelical Catholicism unapologetically proclaims the Gospel of Jesus Christ as the truth of the world. It also molds disciples who witness to faith, hope, and love by the quality of their lives and the nobility of their aspirations. Thus the Catholicism of the 21stcentury and beyond will be a culture-forming counterculture, offering all men and women of good will a deeply humane alternative to the soul-stifling self-absorption of postmodernity.
Drawing on thirty years of experience throughout the Catholic world, from its humblest parishes to its highest levels of authority, George Weigel proposes a deepening of faith-based and mission-driven Catholic reform that touches every facet of Catholic lifefrom the episcopate and the papacy to the priesthood and the consecrated life; from the renewal of the lay vocation in the world to the redefinition of the Church s engagement with public life; from the liturgy to the Church s intellectual life. Lay Catholics and clergy alike should welcome the challenge of this unique moment in the Church s history, Weigel urges. Mediocrity is not an option, and all Catholics, no matter what their station in life, are called to live the evangelical vocation into which they were baptized: without compromise, but with the joy, courage, and confidence that comes from living this side of the Resurrection.
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ISBN/SKU: 
9780465027682
Publication Date: 
2013-02-04
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FAITH BEGINNINGS: FAMILY NURTURING FROM BIRTH THROUGH PRESCHOOL

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$14.99

Faith Beginnings helps parents form and nurture their preschool children's faith development, even in the earliest stages of life. In an era when preschool child development is being more deliberately understood, one might consider how essential it is to teach children about their faith. The authors provide concrete faith-related activities and suggestions to help parents nurture the faith life of their infant, toddler, and preschool children.

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9780764822315
Publication Date: 
2013-05-31
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FRANCIS POPE OF A NEW WORLD

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$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

ISBN/SKU: 
9781586178529
Publication Date: 
2013-04-10

GLOBALIZATION AND MULTICULTURAL MINISTRY: A TEILHARDIAN VISION

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$29.95

Behind simplified economic and political perceptions of the forces of globalization is a much more complex spiritual evolutionary process whereby the world and all creation is being drawn into being the presence of Christ a Christogenesis.

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9780809148165
Publication Date: 
2013-06-30
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I BELIEVE IN ETERNAL LIFE

$12.95
ISBN/SKU: 
9780818913556
Publication Date: 
2012-12-31
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INTERFAITH DIALOGUE IN PRACTICE: CHRISTIAN MUSLIM JEW

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$30.00

Written from a communication perspective, Interfaith Dialogue in Practice provides useful strategies for increasing understanding among the three Abrahamic religions--Christianity, Islam, Judaism. Authentic dialogue is as concerned about communication as it is theology. Contributors to this volume write from their experience as communication experts personally engaged in the challenges of interfaith dialogue

ISBN/SKU: 
9781886761322
Publication Date: 
2012-10-31

JESUS THE EVANGELIST A GOSPEL GUIDE TO THE NEW EVAGELIZATION

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The Catholic Church is in the midst of a worldwide effort to engage its members in evangelization, and welcome home those who have left the Church. Yet the meaning of evangelization is unclear to many people: what is it, and how is it part of my life and my faith?
"Jesus the Evangelist" is a transformative guide to becoming a better disciple through studying the words of Jesus. Using specific and concrete examples from Scripture, the book focuses on the life of Jesus and on the ways he evangelized among his disciples and followers. It defines for Catholics what evangelization is while addressing how individuals can evangelize in their everyday lives, and how parishes can evangelize through the examples Jesus gave us.
Pope Benedict XVI said; "The missionary task is not to bring about revolution in the world but to transfigure it, drawing power from Jesus Christ who 'convokes us at the table of his Word and Eucharist.'" This book will guide the reader into active discipleship, providing a practical application of both Scripture and Church teaching to the process of evangelization.

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9781616365424
Publication Date: 
2013-02-28
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MIRACLE OF FATHER KAPAUN

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Emil Kapaun--priest, soldier and Korean War hero-- is a rare man. He is being considered by the White House for a Medal of Honor and by the Vatican for canonization as a saint. As remarkable as this double honor are the non-Catholic witnesses who attest to Father Kapaun's heroism: the Protestants, Jews and Muslims who either served with the military chaplain in the thick of battle or endured with him the unbelievably brutal conditions of a prisoner of war camp. As journalists Roy Wenzl and Travis Heying discovered, all of these Korean War veterans, no matter their religion, agree that Father Kapaun did more to save lives and maintain morale than any other man they know. Then there are the alleged miracles--the recent healings attributed to Father Kapaun's intercession that defy scientific explanation. Under investigation by the Vatican as a necessary step in the process of canonization, these cures witnessed by non-Catholic doctors are also covered in this book. In tracking down the story of Father Kapaun for the Wichita Eagle, Wenzl and Heying uncovered a paradox. Kapaun's ordinary background as the son of Czech immigrant farmers in Kansas sowed the seeds of his greatness. His faith, generosity and grit began with his family's humility, thrift and hard work.

ISBN/SKU: 
9781586177799
Publication Date: 
2013-04-21
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MIXED UP LOVE RELATIONSHIPS FAMILY AND RELIGIOUS IDENTITY IN THE 21ST CENTURY

$15.00

Dating, commitment, kids, and family--it's all hard work, and when you come from different religious backgrounds it's even harder.
Jon, a Catholic writer, and Michal, a Reconstructionist rabbi, live out the challenges of an interfaith relationship everyday as husband and wife, and as parents to their daughter Sima, who is being raised Jewish. In MIXED-UP LOVE, the couple explores how interfaith relationships impact dating, weddings, holidays, raising children, and family functions--and how to not just cope, but thrive.
This is an engaging and practical resource for singles who are considering dating outside their own faith, couples in interfaith relationships, relatives and friends of "mixed" couples who seek information and understanding, and parents desiring a fresh perspective. With clarity, insight, and humor, Sweeney and Woll demonstrate how to engage with your partner, family, and faith like never before.

ISBN/SKU: 
9781455545896
Publication Date: 
2013-10-14
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MOST HOLY EUCHARIST

$19.95

Here is your key to entering fully into the greatest mystery of the Roman Catholic Church: the transformation of bread and wine into the Body and Blood of Christ. Whether you struggle to see Christ in the Eucharist or simply desire more out of a Holy Hour, this book will show you how to let the Holy Spirit transform your life through the inexhaustible richness of the Blessed Sacrament.

ISBN/SKU: 
9781933184906
Publication Date: 
2013-05-14
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MOTHERPRAYER LESSONS IN LOVING

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$18.99

Barbara Mahany writes, "Mothering was my crash course in love. Love of the sort I call Divine. Love in the way we yearn to be loved: Without end. Without question. Without giving in to exhaustion. Love with a big and boundless heart. Love with eyes and ears--and soul--wide open. Love even when it's not so easy."

In Motherprayer, Mahany generously shares personal love letters on the mysteries and gifts of mothering, interspersed with family recipes and gentle essays, all offering beautiful lessons in how to love, and how to love well. In her bracingly honest style, she captures the ephemeral moments of motherhood--the hard, the glorious, the laughter, and the tears--and invites readers to pay attention, cradle our loved ones in prayer, and see the sacred lessons in loving.

These stirring meditations bring into sharp focus one essential question: How do we love breathtakingly?

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9781501827273
Publication Date: 
2017-04-03
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ON STRANGERS NO LONGER

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$27.95

A collection of essays. by Americans and Mexicans who offer their own perspectives on the difficult and controversial subject of migration.

ISBN/SKU: 
9780809148288
Publication Date: 
2013-06-30
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POPE FRANCIS

$16.99

"Make me an instrument of your peace." St. Francis of Assisi


When the curtains were drawn and our new Holy Father stepped out into view of the 150,000 people waiting in St. Peter's Square, it was a humble and gentle man from Argentina who greeted them, not in triumph, but with a gentle wave.

He's a pope of "firsts" - the first Jesuit pope, the first pope from the Americas, and the first to choose the name of Italy's most famous saint.

  • He is the son of an immigrant railway worker, and sibling of four.
  • He was an active, social young man who trained to be a chemist before pursuing a religious vocation.
  • He is a Jesuit priest and beloved spiritual director who even as archbishop of Buenos Aires was referred to as Father Jorge.
  • He is an outspoken leader who experienced firsthand the challenges of a society ravaged by war, economic despair and cultural unrest.

Pope Francis is still new to us, but in this biography you will get to know the man who became pope: A street priest at heart with a deep love for people and a pastor's touch. He teaches in word and deed the truths of the Church and God's merciful love.

Get inside access to the entire history-making event, from the startling resignation of Pope Benedict through the gathering of Cardinals for the Conclave and the installation of this Pope of the people.

Examine Pope Francis the man - his background, his ideas, his mission, and his challenges and opportunities as our new pope - including 16 pages of full color photos from Pope Francis' past and present.

"I want to ask you to walk together, and take care of one another …We need to see the light of hope and to be men and women who bring hope to others." Pope Francis

ISBN/SKU: 
9781612787138
Publication Date: 
2013-04-05

POPE FRANCIS THE POPE FROM THE END OF THE EARTH

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$16.95

On March 13, 2013, the world waited in hushed anticipation for the announcement of the new Successor of Peter and leader of the Roman Catholic Church. For weeks the news had been filled with discussions and speculation of leading papabili. Now, finally, the new pope would be revealed.

But when Jorge Mario Bergoglio appeared the world was momentarily stunned. Who was this humble Cardinal from Argentina who emerged onto the loggia, choosing the name Francis, in honor of St. Francis of Assisi?

In Pope Francis: The Pope from the End of the Earth best-selling author Thomas J. Craughwell explores the life of Pope Francis, including his birth and early years "at the end of the earth" in Argentina; his mystical experience as a teenager that drew him to religious life; his years as a priest and bishop with a heart for the poor and marginalized; and his unflagging courage to teach and defend the Catholic faith.

Pope Francis: The Pope from the End of the Earth includes nearly 70 vivid full-page photographs, a fascinating in-depth biography, foreword by Cardinal Sean O'Malley, Francis' first homilies as Pope, and supplemental sections on Catholic beliefs, practices, and traditions.

This beautifully-illustrated volume will answer your questions about the humble Cardinal from Argentina who has ascended the throne of Peter and stepped onto the world stage. And it will remind you always of this historic event the election of the first Jesuit pope, the first to take the name Francis, the first brought to Rome from the end of the earth.

ISBN/SKU: 
9781618901361
Publication Date: 
2013-04-22
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POWER OF SILENCE AGAINST THE DICTATORSHIP OF NOISE

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$17.95

In a time when there is more and more noise, and technology and materialism continue to exert their hold on us, Cardinal Robert Sarah presents a bold book about the strength of silence. The world generates so much noise that seeking moments of silence only becomes more necessary. For Cardinal Sarah, modern man, in repressing the divine, finds himself in a deep dilemma, an oppressive and anguishing trial. The Cardinal recalls that life is a silent relationship between what is most intimate in man and God. Silence is indispensable for hearing the music of God: prayer arises from silence and returns to silence with ever greater depth.

In this long and profound conversation with Nicolas Diat, done within the hallowed walls of silence in the famous Carthusian monastery of La Grande Chartreux in France, the Cardinal proposes the question: can those who do not know silence ever attain truth, beauty, love? The response is undeniable: all that is great and creative is formed by silence. God is silence.

After the great international success of God or Nothing, translated into fourteen languages, Cardinal Sarah seeks to restore to silence its place of honor and importance. -Although speech characterizes man, silence is what defines him, because speech acquires sense only in terms of this silence.- This is the beautiful and significant message of The Power of Silence.

In this book, Cardinal Sarah has only one aim, which is summed up in this thought from his book: -Silence is difficult but it makes a human being able to allow himself to be led by God. Silence is born of silence. Through God the silent one we can gain access to silence. And a human being is unceasingly surprised by the light that bursts forth then. Silence is more important than any other human work. For it expresses God. The true revolution comes from silence; it leads us toward God and others so as to place ourselves humbly and generously at their service.-

ISBN/SKU: 
9781621641919
Publication Date: 
2017-04-14
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PRACTICING CATHOLIC: ESSAYS HISTORICAL LITERARY SPORTING AND ELEGIAC

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$24.95

A series of reflections by a master essayist and scholar, these pieces by prominent Catholic commentator George Weigel examine the conflict between secular America and the Catholic faith. Thisthought-provoking collection provides insight on the origins of today s controversial issues and assaults on religious liberty and explore topics such as the Second Vatican Council; the work of John Courtney Murray; where the 60s went wrong; Evelyn Waugh; baseball; and the careers of John Paul II, H.L. Mencken, Leszek Kolakowski, Henry Hyde, and Richard John Neuhaus, among others."

ISBN/SKU: 
9780824500221
Publication Date: 
2012-10-31

PRAY FOR ME THE LIFE AND SPIRITUAL VISION OF POPE FRANCIS FIRST POPE FROM THE AMERICAS

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From the founder and editor of Inside the Vatican magazine, the world's most well-informed, comprehensive monthly on the Roman Catholic Church, comes this enlightening introduction to the life and spiritual teachings of Jorge Mario Bergoglio, now Pope Francis, the first Pope of the Americas.

On March, 13, 2013, 115 Cardinals elected for the first time a Pope from outside of Europe. Pope Francis, a native of Argentina, is not just the first Pope from the Southern Hemisphere, he is also the first Jesuit to ever hold the Chair of Peter. This means a bridging of the Northern and Southern hemispheres and religious traditions in a way we've never seen before, signifying a new global vision for the 1.2 billion people who call themselves Catholic.

Now a leading expert on the papacy provides the ultimate introduction to this new Pope, including biographical information and an absorbing collection of Jorge Mario Bergoglio most persuasive words.

ISBN/SKU: 
9780307590756
Publication Date: 
2013-04-30

PRIESTLY PEOPLE: BAPTISMAL PRIESTHOOD AND PRIESTLY MINISTRY

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$27.95

Emphasizes that as believers in Christ, from baptism onward, we are all members of a royal and prophetic priestly community.

ISBN/SKU: 
9780809148158
Publication Date: 
2013-04-30
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