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Since the first century, Christians have detected "seeds of the Word" in the surrounding culture. No matter how charred or distorted the fragments, we can always uncover inklings of the Gospel, which can then lead people to God. Through this evocative collection of essays, Bishop Robert Barron finds those "seeds" in today's most popular films, books, and current events.
In Vibrant Paradoxes, bestselling author Bishop Robert Barron brings together themes and motifs that many would consider mutually exclusive or, at best, awkward in their juxtaposition. But seen through the Incarnation, these opposites crash together and reflect new light in every direction requiring a new vision. This book will train you to see.
We often look at the confessional with a sense of confusion or even fear. But what if Confession has something more to offer us? What if this sacrament is an encounter not with judgment but with love and mercy itself? As the Divine Physician, Jesus invites us to receive his mercy and healing. He only waits for us to come to him.
In What Matters Most, University of Notre Dame theology professor Leonard J. DeLorenzo urges youth ministers, teachers, and parents to help young people redefine success in light of their call to discipleship—completely saying yes to God.
Into His Likeness provides an approachable but in-depth exploration of how to live as a disciple and experience the transformation Jesus wants to work in our lives. We might desire to live more like Christ, but we know we fall short. This book simply helps us follow those initial promptings of the Holy Spirit, so that we may more intentionally encounter Jesus anew each day and be more disposed to his grace changing us ever more into his likeness.
Author Laura Mary Phelps knows women are fighting an everyday battle and she won’t let them back down. This book is about the real issues, real struggles, and real questions that women face today. With funny, compelling, and real-life stories, Phelps gets real about what it means to pick up the armor of Christ and fight back with truth.
Evangelization isn’t just for evangelical preachers, popes, and foreign missionaries. It’s something all of us as baptized Christians can do. Through personal stories and examples, authors Dave Nodar, Dianne Davis, and Fr. Erik Arnold show that every one of us has the unique opportunity and ability to be a part of God’s work.
The Beyond Sunday Study Guide is the companion to Teresa Tomeo’s Beyond Sunday: Becoming a 24/7 Catholic. This eight-week study guide is designed to help you live your faith beyond Sunday in your everyday life, with a community of people seeking growth in faith alongside you. Each week provides prayers, reflection questions, a holy habits challenge, the story of an inspirational person or saint, and lined pages for your notes. This is just the beginning of your journey to a richly rewarding life of faith.
Countless Catholics settle for a faith that doesn't go farther than the Sunday Mass. While essential, dedicating one hour of our lives to Sunday Mass alone won't satisfy our deep longing for more. In Beyond Sunday: Becoming a 24/7 Catholic, radio host Teresa Tomeo gets real about what it takes to live a distinctly Catholic way of life. With personal stories and research, this book offers practical tips for seekers in any stage of faith.
In his newest book, Casting Nets with the Saints, Chris Stewart uses entertaining stories of saints to demonstrate "The Seven Characteristics of Effective Evangelizers."
As faith-filled Catholics, we are called to go out and spreaad the good news of the Gospel, build up the Church, and fuel its mission. We are supernaturally empowered by God to do this through the charisms we receive at Baptism. Learn about each charism, what they are, and how discipleship unleashes these powerful gifts to produce fruit that lasts.
You have heard the story of Jesus. But do you really grasp its meaning? The person at the center of this story is Jesus Christ, who through his life, death, and resurrection broke the chains of sin and death and who, at this very moment, offers each of us meaning and fulfillment in this life and eternal joy in the next.
Master apologist Patrick Madrid shows how YOU “can demonstrate confidently and effectively that Catholic teaching is reasonable and consistent and compelling" with this toolkit covering everything you need to apply his successful approach.
This new book leads us through the important, basic disciplines that characterize disciples, then teaches us to recognize and defend against the struggles that often accompany a renewed relationship with Christ.
Now the most-talked-about book in Catholic parishes across the country, has a study guide that will help you change your parish or small faith community by walking the path of discipleship together.
Mark Hart brings stories of Biblical characters to life through Scripture, the saints, and his own real-life reflections, asking, “Are you willing to take a second look at the Jesus you currently know and allow Him to speak to you in new ways?”
Sharing the faith doesn't have to be complicated. After all, Jesus himself just started with one person. Here are practical pointers from the author's own story and those of many others to help you share your faith joyfully, casually, confidently—and with compassion.
Taking six themes from Pope Francis’ apostolic exhortation Evangelii Gaudium author Sean Salai, S.J., examines the essence of our mission, and the movements of the heart that allow us to go boldly toward those on the peripheries to build a better world.
NOW in SPANISH! There are immense challenges facing the Church today. Follow author Sherry Weddell through the steps that will help Catholics make the conscious choice to follow Jesus as his disciples, transforming parish life and ultimately the life of the whole Church.
Learn to "catch" people for the Lord using THE SEVEN PILLARS OF EFFECTIVE EVANGELIZATION, tested and proven principles that allow for effective evangelization, all modeled in the life of Jesus.