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  • Saint Pauls Nephew To The Rescue


    Saint Paul is imprisoned, and angry men are plotting to kill him. Saint Paul’s nephew overhears their evil plan, and even though he’s small and afraid, he knows he needs to do something to stop them.

    In this exciting, illustrated story, based on true events from Saint Paul’s life as recounted in the Acts of the Apostles, children will learn about heroism in the face of danger and what it means to be a Christian witness. St. Paul’s Nephew to the Rescue will captivate the imagination of young readers and inspire them to live courageous lives, doing all things through Christ who strengthens us.

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  • Joseph : The Man Who Raised Jesus


    Who was St. Joseph? Was he just a passive, incidental figure in the drama of salvation? On the contrary, in every way that Jesus needed a father, St. Joseph was that for him. And how overwhelming it must have been for Joseph to be asked to stand in the Father’s place! No man has ever been asked to do so in such an unthinkable way. Every priest, and certainly every man who is a father (biologically or otherwise), should take this to heart.

    Caster’s book will provide a unique, in-depth presentation of Joseph from the perspective of the evangelical counsels and the theological and cardinal virtues. Each section will begin with an explanation of what each counsel or virtue means and then show how Joseph models it for us.

    The descriptions of St. Joseph’s life and character found in this book, while rooted in the Scripture passages that mention him, are chiefly inspired by Jesus, who spent the majority of his life at home with Joseph and Mary. For years, the three of them lived, prayed, celebrated, studied, and shared, all the while uniting their lives more intimately with God’s own. Those years in Nazareth were a real preparation for the foundation upon which Jesus would build his saving ministry. And as much as Joseph and Mary offered Jesus, he offered them an ever-expanding awareness of the God that had changed both their lives. The reciprocity of love that perfectly defines the home in Nazareth is the very pattern for all family life-and therefore of the Church itself.

    Let Fr. Gary Caster introduce you to the man who risked everything to care for Mary and her Son, safeguarding them from harm and cherishing them with a pure and true love. Joseph was a flesh-and-blood testimony of what it means to live according to the Father’s will with one’s mind and heart centered on Christ.

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  • Mary As The Early Christians Knew Her


    SKU (ISBN): 9781612613437ISBN10: 1612613438Frederica Mathewes-GreenBinding: Trade PaperPublished: February 2013Publisher: Paraclete Press Print On Demand Product

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  • Women Of The New Testament


    This book tells us the story of 10 women mentioned throughout the New Testament in a way for the reader to reflect and learn from their impact in our faith. This new approach to biblical study will strengthen not only our faith, but our way of life. Each chapter begins with a prologue and a narration of their role in the Bible, the concept of their situation, references to the Catechism of the Catholic Church, questions for personal reflection and a prayer. The women include:
    Mary, mother of God
    Mary Magdalene
    The Samaritan Woman
    Lazarus sisters
    Ann, the Prophetess, among others.

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  • Mothers Lovers Priests Prophets And Kings


    Mothers, Lovers, Priests, Prophets, and King provides a doorway to enter into the world of the Old Testament for both the casual and the more experienced reader. The newcomer to scripture will find an easily accessible group of stories about people who look and act just like the characters we know today and whose encounters with God leave us wondering what God has in store for us. The more experienced reader will come to know the God of the Old Testament more closely and see there the One who came to dwell with us as Jesus Christ. Both readers will take away from the book a deeper appreciation of the nature of scripture as a Living Word, a greater understanding of the connection between God in the Old Testament and God in the New, and a better awareness of the multifaceted nature of God’s interaction with us. This book helps readers begin to answer the questions: Who is the God we meet in scripture? Who is God for me now? How is God revealed in the patterns and experiences of my life?

    Individuals and groups will find this book helpful in bible studies, small church groups, and as a way of sparking conversation about our images of God and what our relationship with God looks like. Readers will be able to place themselves in these stories and discover what God has to say to them. Those using the book for individual reading will be able to move from the scripture to the meditation to guiding questions and prayer designed to enhance their experience.

    If you have been looking for a book that concisely, prayerfully and joyfully points to the beauty and truth of God through the stories of God’s people and then lets you discover for yourself the movement of God in your life, this book is for you.

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  • Encountering Paul : Understanding The Man And His Message


    Chapter 1: Paul’s World
    Chapter 2: Expectations And Hopes
    Chapter 3: Theological Perspective
    Chapter 4: Truth Of The Gospel
    Chapter 5: Paul’s Letters
    Chapter 6: Disputer Letters
    Chapter 7: The Adversus Judaeos Tradition
    Chapter 8: Finding Paul

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    Fascinating, controversial, yet enigmatic-the figure of the apostle Paul looms large in Christian history. But which Paul is the true one? Is it the Paul who proclaims our freedom in Christ or the Paul who demands that slaves obey their masters? The Paul who works closely with women evangelists, or the Paul who instructs women to submit to the rule of their husbands? Is it the deeply Jewish Paul or the Paul who rejects the Law? Drawing on the literary and historical insights that have revolutionized contemporary Paul scholarship, Tatha Wiley skillfully separates these different voices of Paul and their liberating and oppressive legacies. In her well-crafted work, Wiley not only illumines the authentic, historical Paul but also accounts for his influence in the history of slavery, male domination, and religious exclusivism. Encountering Paul is a welcome addition to the Come and See series.

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  • Worlds First Love (Anniversary)


    With his characteristic eloquence and brilliance, Fulton J. Sheen presents a moving portrayal of the Blessed Virgin Mary that combines deep spirituality with history, philosophy and theology. All the major aspects and events of Mary’s life are lovingly portrayed in this word portrait that is a never failing source of information, consolation and inspiration. Sheen also gives profound insights into all the Marian beliefs ranging from the Immaculate Conception to the Assumption to the miracle of Our Lady of Fatima.

    While considering the different phases of Mary’s life, Bishop Sheen discusses various problems common to mankind of every age and reveals clearly that every problem can be resolved. He emphasizes the unique dignity, strength and gifts of women and their ability to help heal the world’s problems. Sheen stresses mankind’s need of the Mother of God and her burning love for all her children. The great resurgence of devotion to Mary is God’s way of emphasizing the worth and dignity of every person against the false doctrines that have so confused the modern world.

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  • Phoebe : Patron And Emissary


    Human beings are embedded in a set of social relations. A social network is one way of conceiving that set of relations in terms of a number of persons connected to one another by varying degrees of relatedness. In the early Jesus group documents featuring Paul and coworkers, it takes little effort to envision the apostle’s collection of friends and friends of friends that is the Pauline network. The persons who constituted that network are the focus of this set of brief books. For Christians of the Western tradition, these persons are significant ancestors in faith. While each of them is worth knowing by themselves, it is largely because of their standing within that web of social relations woven about and around Paul that they are of lasting interest. Through this series we hope to come to know those persons in ways befitting their first-century Mediterranean culture.

    Imagine trying to find a window into the life of an individual who lived approximately two thousand years ago in a culture vastly different from our own. Consider the added difficulty when that individual is a woman and the only written record of her consists of two biblical verses (Rom 16:1-2). In this volume Joan C. Campbell takes on the challenge and provides a surprisingly full and rich account of Phoebe of Kenchreai. With Campbell, we visit Phoebe’s hometown, we wander the city streets with her, and we meet her associates. Along the way, we gain insight into the social roles that Paul ascribes to her (sister, “deacon,” and patron) and what these roles entailed in first-century Mediterranean Jesus groups. This book is important reading for anyone interested in the contribution of women to emerging Christianity and for contemporary deacons who seek to understand the biblical roots of their ministry.

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  • Hail Holy Queen


    SKU (ISBN): 9780385501699ISBN10: 0385501692Scott HahnBinding: Trade PaperPublished: September 2006Publisher: Image

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  • Hidden Women Of The Gospels


    A shepherdess who raced to the manger…a bride who saw Jesus turn water into wine…these are among the more than twenty rich imaginings of women hinted at in the Gospels, whose stories will enthrall and inspire.

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  • Job


    SKU (ISBN): 9781580510745ISBN10: 1580510744Daniel BerriganBinding: Cloth TextPublished: May 2000Publisher: Sheed & Ward Print On Demand Product

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  • Crucial Bridge : The Elijah Elisha Narrative As An Interpretative Synthesis


    The Elijah-Elisha narrative (1 Kgs 16:29-2 Kgs 13) is the most underestimated text in the Bible. Far from being a disparate collection, it is actually a carefully crafted double drama that both mirrors life and synthesizes systematically the entire Primary History (Genesis-Kings). In a bold hermeneutical move it transforms the language of historiography-of patriarchs and kings-into the language of prophetic biography.

    This prophetic biography, rooted in historiography, later becomes the evangelists’ primary literary model. The Elijah-Elisha narrative is the crucial bridge between the foundational narratives of Judaism and Christianity.

    Since the 1970s there has been increasing evidence that Scripture texts that at first sight appear fragmented are in fact unified. Judges is a striking example of this. Because of the earlier exegetical models used, Judges was often regarded as a collection of rugged traditions that were independent of one another. Now, however, these apparently disconnected stories are intimately interconnected. Brodie explains that, as with earlier research on Judges, the quest for history-for underlying traditions-has tended to obscure the existing narrative account. In particular, the Elijah-Elisha narrative has often been read as consisting largely of two independent units, two cycles of traditions. The Elijah-Elisha narrative is indeed twofold-it clearly highlights two main prophets-but it is also a careful unity, as closely knit as Judges is now seen to be.

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