Spiritual Reading

SEVEN LAST WORDS AN INVITATION TO A DEEPER FRIENDSHIP WITH JESUS

$18.99

Based on his talks at New York's St. Patrick's Cathedral on Good Friday 2015, the New York Times bestselling author and editor at large of America magazine offers a portrait of Jesus, using his last words on the cross to reveal how deeply he understood our predicaments, what it means to be fully human, and why we can turn to Christ completely, in mind, heart, and soul.

Each meditation is dedicated to one of the seven sayings:

"Father, forgive them, for they do not know what they do."

"Today you will be with me in Paradise."

"Woman, this is your son" . . . "This is your mother."


"My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?"


"I thirst."


"It is finished."


"Father, into your hands I commend my spirit."

With the warmth, wisdom, and grace that infuse his works, Father James Martin explains why Jesus's crucifixion and death on the cross is an important teaching moment in the Gospels. Jesus's final statements, words that are deeply cherished by his followers, exemplify the depth of his suffering but also provide a key to his empathy and why we can connect with him so deeply.

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9780062431387
Publication Date: 
2016-02-01
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100 WISDOM STORIES FROM AROUND THE WORLD

$15.00

The world abounds in wisdom stories. Some of them wager explanations for who we are and how we came to be who we are. Others offer guidance on how to live, how to release to each other and how to cope with life. Almost all of them can be engaged with at different fields--from the simple delight of a child to the probing of the adult mind and heart in the deeper mysteries of life. The collection brings together wisdom stories from around the world from many different cultures.

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9780829815627
Publication Date: 
2008-01-28
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15 DAYS OF PRAYER WITH EUSEBE-HENRI MENDARD

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$12.95

A fearless prophet of our own times and a true son of Francis of Assisi, Fr. Menard established the spiritual family and the Society of the Missionaries of the Holy Apostles in Montreal (Canada) in which the laity, Religious Sisters/Brothers and priests all worked together in the mission of the Church.

ISBN/SKU: 
9781565484030
Publication Date: 
2011-06-30
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15 MINUTE PRAYER SOLUTION

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$12.95

What might happen if you gave just ONE PERCENT of your day to God?
I don't have time to pray. I don't know how to pray. I don't know what to pray for. Perhaps you identify with one or all of these statements; most people do. But with Gary Jansen's The 15-Minute Prayer Solution, anyone can learn to turn those -I don't- statements into -I do- declarations-- and be transformed in the process.
Drawing on spiritual practices from the Christian tradition throughout the centuries, Jansen offers numerous and wide-ranging prayer exercises that can be completed in less than fifteen minutes. The Jesus Prayer, lectio divina, the Examen, imaginative prayer, and many more ways to joyfully encounter the Living God are explained. Deeply personal stories, thought provoking modern-day parables, and even humorous anecdotes bring spiritual ideas down to earth, revealing the practical side of prayer.
And, as Jansen himself discovered, if you're willing to take just fifteen minutes a day to pray, you may soon find that the entirety of your life has become a prayer, a relentless desire to place God at the center of everything.
Now in paperback: Gary Jansen's bestselling Exercising Your Soul retitled, repackaged and revised!

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9780829444070
Publication Date: 
2015-11-30
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20 LIFE LESSONS THAT WALKING YOUR DOG CAN TEACH YOU

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$7.00

Your Life, Better: 20 Ways Toward a Better You offers transformative, creative, straightforward ideas for adding spirituality to common everyday experiences. Each full-color, topical book provides 20 ways to nourish one's spiritual self. Readers will be surprised at how easily they can apply them to their own life. Each book is accented with a richly colored tape binding, creating a sumptuousness that makes them perfect for special gifts. Sixteen books in the series will be published in 2011: eight books in Spring; eight in Fall.

ISBN/SKU: 
9780829818819
Publication Date: 
2011-01-31
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200 POMEGRANATES AND AN AUDIENCE OF ONE: CREATING A LIFE OF MEANING AND INFLUENC

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$16.00

200 Pomegranates empowers and inspires readers to develop their God-given talents and contribute something that makes a difference in the world, be it through construction or counseling, doing people 's taxes carefully and ethically, or raising and teaching children. Even if your contribution seems to go unnoticed by others, you can rest assured that God sees and values your work.
Readers follow the story of obscure Old Testament figure Huram of Tyre, an artist putting the finishing touches on Solomon's temple. He honed his craft and contributed something of beauty and excellence, though some of his best work was thirty feet off the ground, where few people would notice its intricacies. Likewise, we have the ability and opportunity to create something of worth, be it for the lasting enjoyment of others or for God's eyes only.
We may not all be artistic in the traditional sense, but we are nonetheless creators, made in the image of the world's Creator and endowed with skills and talents that can honor God and impact our world. Every good mom is an artist, molding her children as creations of God. Every ethical businessperson leaves a legacy of people seeing God through his or her careful work. Every after-school teacher makes a mark on the young people whose parents are busy just making ends meet. All talents, skills, and work to be creative and potentially God-honoring, from teaching and chemical engineering to number-crunching and packing a child's lunch.
Readers will gain leadership and life-management skills, while being inspired for daily living. They will walk away saying, "I am an artist. By being the best parent, coach, teacher, welder, pastor, husband, aunt, (fill in the blank!), I can be, I am creating something beautiful in the eyes of God."

ISBN/SKU: 
9780687654925
Publication Date: 
2008-07-31
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25 BOOKS EVERY CHRISTIAN SHOULD READ

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From the creators of Devotional Classics and Spiritual Classics comes 25 Books Every Christian Should Read, the definitive guide to the most spiritually influential and important books for Christians to read. Renovare, a community of Christians promoting personal and spiritual renewal, put together a prestigious editorial board including Richard Foster, Dallas Willard, Phyllis Tickle, and Richard Rohr, resulting in this wonderful resource for exploring the richness of the Christian tradition.

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ISBN/SKU: 
9780060841430
Publication Date: 
2011-09-12
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25 MOST TREASURED GOSPEL HYMN STORIES

$6.99

Award-winning author Kenneth W. Osbeck tells the dramatic story behind 25 of the greatest and best-loved hymns songs of all time including: "The Old Rugged Cross."

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9780825434303
Publication Date: 
1999-05-11
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28 DIFFERENT WAYS TO PRAY

$12.95

This little book aims to introduce a variety of prayer forms, each one being an approach to prayer which various members of the Federal Association of the Order of Malta have found valuable. The forms of prayer include centering prayer, Liturgy of Hours, stations of the cross, and novenas.

ISBN/SKU: 
9780809147052
Publication Date: 
2011-01-02

30 DAYS WITH THE IRISH MYSTICS

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$8.95
As pagans, the Irish people were passionate about song and poetry. As Christians, their passion, combined with a fiery love for Christ, produced some of the finest and touching spiritual poetry of the Church.

In 30 Days with the Irish Mystics, join Thomas J. Craughwell as he meditates on the works of the great Irish saints.

From the well-known (Saint Patrick and Saint Brigid) to the obscure (Saint Molaise and Saint Ita), the prayerful poetry of the Irish Mystics is uplifting, beautiful, and devotional.

Supplemented with prayers and meditations for each day, 30 Days with the Irish Mystics, is not only a deeper look at the majesty and holiness of the great Irish saints, it is a fine devotional, walking you through 30 days or prayerful song.
ISBN/SKU: 
9781935302667
Publication Date: 
2012-04-04

31 DAYS OF PRAYER

$12.99

It takes but a few weeks to form a habit. Readers of the rerelease of 31 Days of Prayer can form a prayer habit that lasts a lifetime with this beautiful and practical devotional. Authors Ruth and Warren Myers show readers how to grow in prayer, even if the amount of time set aside seems small at first. The book guides believers through prayer for thirty-one days, allowing for personalized prayer that reflects individual circumstances and areas for spiritual growth. 31 Days of Prayer leads readers step by step into praying about what is close to their hearts and God's.

ISBN/SKU: 
9781576733851
Publication Date: 
1999-05-31
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33 DAYS TO MERCIFUL LOVE A DO IT YOURSELF RETREAT IN PREPARATION FOR DIVINE MERCY CONSECRATION

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$14.95

The stirring sequel to Father Michael Gaitley's 33 Days to Morning Glory -- published just in time for the Jubilee Year of Mercy!

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9781596143456
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2016-02-14
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40 DAY JOURNEY WITH GERARD MANLEY HOPKINS

$12.99
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9780806680484

40 DAY JOURNEY WITH KATHLEEN NORRIS

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$11.99

Each of the forty chapters includes a selected writing from her work along with one or more scripture selections from the Bible.

ISBN/SKU: 
9780806680408
Publication Date: 
2007-12-31
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40 DAY JOURNEY WITH MADELEINE L'ENGLE

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For Madeleine L' Engle, the world is full of beauty, mystery, grace - intimations of the divine. Editor Isabel Anders draws from the best of L' Engle's fiction, non-fiction and poetry to invite the reader on a 40-day journey of incredible richness. Includes a short introduction to L' Engle's life and work, questions to draw the reader into her spiritual world, journaling suggestions and daily prayers. This 40-day journey is an invitation to personal meditation and/or group discussion. An inspiring journey to take at any time, especially through the seasons of Advent and Lent.

ISBN/SKU: 
9780806657622
Publication Date: 
2009-01-31
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40 DAY JOURNEY WITH MARTIN LUTHER

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$11.99

Drawing from the vast collection of Luther's sermons and other works, editor Gracia Grindal here selects forty inspiring passages that raise profound truths about faith and life.Includes a short introduction to Luther's life, journal-writing exercises and daily prayers. A rich resource for personal meditation or small group discussion. An inspiring companion anytime. Ideal for traveling through the seasons of Advent and Lent.

ISBN/SKU: 
9780806680392
Publication Date: 
2008-01-31
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40 DAY JOURNEY WITH PARKER J PALMER

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$11.99

* Includes passages from Scripture and opportunities to reflect and pray * Ideal for use during Advent or Lent

ISBN/SKU: 
9780806680460
Publication Date: 
2008-08-31
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40 TREASURED BIBLE VERSES: A DEVOTIONAL

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$15.00

This wonderful devotional book will stimulate both mind and heart. Howell provides contexts for the selected verses and draws from a wide range of sources to illuminate their meaning for Christian faith and life today. His insights are richly rewarding. He encourages, inspires, and motivates us to understand the biblical verses in relation to faithful Christian discipleship. Howell's pastoral sensitivities combined with his studies and seasoned wisdom make this book an outstanding companion to Scripture reading and a gift to all Bible readers.

ISBN/SKU: 
9780664236533
Publication Date: 
2010-12-31

5001 SIMPLE THINGS TO DO FOR OTHERS

$19.99

What are you waiting for? Open your heart, practice kindness, pay it forward, and change the world!

This revolutionary, life affirming book, shows you 5001 thoughtful suggestions to enrich the lives of those around you-family and friends, community, coworkers, and yourself-with care, compassion, and simple acts of grace.

From on-the-go, no-expense activities, to once-in-a-lifetime experiences, this book is chock-full of ideas to fill your spirit with joy and make a difference. Topics include:

Love Thy Neighbor(hood)
Crafty for a Cause
The Care and Feeding of Friends
The Giving Game
Spiritual Space
Travel with Care
Simple Graces
We Work - We Play
And much, much more ...

ISBN/SKU: 
9780764818707

7 MEN AND THE SECRET OF THEIR GREATNESS

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$24.99

In Seven Men, New York Times best-selling author Eric Metaxas presents seven exquisitely crafted short portraits of widely known—but not well understood—Christian men, each of whom uniquely showcases a commitment to live by certain virtues in the truth of the gospel.

Written in a beautiful and engaging style, Seven Men addresses what it means (or should mean) to be a man today, at a time when media and popular culture present images of masculinity that are not the picture presented in Scripture and historic civil life. What does it take to be a true exemplar as a father, brother, husband, leader, coach, counselor, change agent, and wise man? What does it mean to stand for honesty, courage, and charity, especially at times when the culture and the world run counter to those values?

Each of the seven biographies represents the life of a man who experienced the struggles and challenges to be strong in the face of forces and circumstances that would have destroyed the resolve of lesser men. Each of the seven men profiled—George Washington, William Wilberforce, Eric Liddell, Dietrich Bonhoeffer, Jackie Robinson, John Paul II, and Charles Colson—call the reader to a more elevated walk and lifestyle, one that embodies the gospel in the world around us.
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9781595554697
Publication Date: 
2013-04-22

7 SAVING GRACES

$14.99
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9780898274202

9/11: WHAT A DIFFERENCE A DAY MAKES TEN YEARS LATER

$7.50

The author deals with the dramatic reassessment of priorities prompted by the events of September 11. He deals with questions: Do we take our blessings for granted? Do we take our freedom as a nation for granted? Do we take our individual freedoms for granted? Do we take our church for granted? Do we take our faith for granted? Do we take our loved ones for granted? The words of encouragement and inspiration James W. Moore shared in 2001 still ring true today. We recognize life is a fragile, precious gift and we are grateful for every moment. He reminds us that hope is found in Jesus words and God s promises. Now with a new introduction by the author and using the Common English Bible Translation.

ISBN/SKU: 
9781426741265
Publication Date: 
2011-07-31
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99 BLESSINGS AN INVITATION TO LIFE

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"Source of all blessings, you bless us with dreams-dreams while we sleep and dreams in our most wakeful moments. May I be responsive to both forms of dreams and pass these blessings on by living a life that is faithful to their guidance."

From beloved author Brother David Steindl-Rast comes this beautiful collection of original blessings meant to guide readers through each day with wisdom and spirit.

This gift book of ninety-nine personal and original blessings from Brother David Steindl-Rast, known for his pioneering work in interfaith dialogue, marks the first time the member of the Benedictine Order of Catholic monks has crafted a series of prayers for the general reader-from Catholics to Protestants, Jews and Muslims, agnostics and uncertain. Blessings are life-giving only as long as we pass them on, so this book is meant to be shared with friends, family, coworkers, strangers, and anyone in need of a few words of inspiration and guidance.

ISBN/SKU: 
9780385347945
Publication Date: 
2013-02-11
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99 THINGS TO DO BETWEEN HERE AND HEAVEN

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$16.95

Kathleen Long Bostrom and Peter Graystone provide the ultimate to do list: ninety-nine things that everyone should experience during their time on earth. From the sublime (watch the sun rise), to the wonderfully silly (ride a roller-coaster!), the activities presented will breathe new life into readers' lives while opening them up to new spiritual experiences.

Each entry provides a description of the activity, what the reader can expect to gain from it, and how much of a time commitment it will require. Blank space is included to record memories of and thoughts about the experience.

ISBN/SKU: 
9780664233242
Publication Date: 
2009-05-14

ABANDONMENT TO DIVINE PROVIDENCE

$12.95

"Let go and let God." This popular phrase captures the essence of Father Jean-Pierre de Caussade's 18th century treatise on trust, Abandonment to Divine Providence. Do you doubt? Do you suffer? Are you anxious about the trials of life? Father de Caussade offers the one sure solution to any spiritual difficulty: abandon yourself entirely to God by embracing the duties of your station in life. With wisdom and gentleness he teaches how to practice complete submission to the will of God in every situation, whether we are beginners or seasoned travelers on the way of perfection. True abandonment, he explains, is a trusting, peaceful, and childlike surrender to the guidance of grace.

ISBN/SKU: 
9780895552266
Publication Date: 
2010-03-31
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