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A Mighty Current of Grace: The Story of the Catholic Charismatic Renewal
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The Holy Spirit is the secret to the Church's growth and vitality—her "fountain of youth"! The Spirit is constantly renewing the Church, and the current age is no exception. In this book, theologian and author Dr. Alan Schreck writes a historical appreciation of the Catholic Charismatic Renewal, now celebrating its fiftieth year.

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A Season of Grace: Embracing God's Gifts in the Autumn of Our Lives
Author: Carolyn Bassett
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Every season of our lives is filled with God's grace, but the aging process can cause believers to lose sight of the gifts that God offers each day. This book of seventy-five reflections can help older adults to remember all that God is doing in their lives.

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Amazed by God's Grace: Overcoming Racial Divides by the Power of the Holy Spirit
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Larry Oney endured years of adversity and racial prejudice as a child in a sharecropping family on a plantation in northern Louisiana and into his high school years in New Orleans. Amazed by God's Grace reveals what it took to bring Larry from resentment to hope and eventually into the Catholic Church where he now serves as a deacon.

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An Invitation to the Contemplative Life
Author: Wayne Simsic
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Thomas Merton, a twentieth-century Trappist monk, wrote passionately about spirituality in a way that speaks to the hearts of men and women today. Merton's gift to all of us is this simple message: the contemplative experience, which uncovers our unity with the Lord and a new vision of life, is not only for monks but for all Christians.
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An Invitation to the Spirit-Filled Life: The Promise, the Power, the Gifts, the Fruit
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Charles Whitehead, an international leader of the Catholic Charismatic Renewal, encourages us to take a fresh look at the person and promise of the Spirit as revealed in the Scriptures and throughout two thousand years of Church teaching and history.

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Better Together
Author: Elizabeth Foss
Product Code: JPF2E9
God actually has a lot to say about women gathering together in friendship, and it will take us a lifetime to live out his vision for us. A daily Scripture study with room to journal and a plethora of helpful tips and tools, this beautifully designed book explores God’s plan for his people together.

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Breaking Into Joy:Meditations for Living in the Love of Christ
Author: Anne Costa
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"The joy of the Lord is our strength." Worries, pressures, disappointments, and stress are the weeds that crowd out the fruit of joy in our hearts. How can we remember that God's joy is available to us at every moment? How can we resist succumbing to negativity, sadness, or cynicism?

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Christ Lives (Christus Vivit)
Author: Pope Francis
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“Get involved! Jesus was not a bystander. He got involved. Don’t stand aloof, but immerse yourselves in the reality of life, as Jesus did.”

A response to the Synod on Young People, Christ Lives is a passionate call for every Christian to embrace their role in the Church, to bring the gospel everywhere, and to meet young people where they are.

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Conversing with God in Lent: Praying the Sunday Mass Readings with Lectio Divina
Author: Stephen J Binz
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Lectio divina is an ancient spiritual practice that can help us to hear God speaking to us through the words of Scripture. In this book, respected biblical scholar Stephen J. Binz chooses Lectionary readings during Lent, and then he leads readers through the steps of lectio divina.

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Conversing with God in Scripture: A Contemporary Approach to Lectio Divina
Author: Stephen J Binz
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In this practical and inspirational book, Stephen Binz shows how we can read and reflect on Scripture in ways that enable us to hear God speaking to us in our thoughts and hearts. He explains how to converse with God in prayer, which will lead to contemplation and life-changing action. with a clarity that all will welcome, Binz explains the elements, characteristics, and benefits of lectio divina.
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Don't Be Afraid to Say Yes to God! Pope Francis Speaks to Young People with Reflections by Fr. Mike Schmitz
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Set out for the future without fear! That's the message of Pope Francis to young people as he challenges them to follow Christ and his plan for their lives.This collection of short excerpts of Pope Francis' talks from around the world along with reflections and questions by Fr. Mike Schmitz speaks to the best instincts of young people.

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Encouraging Words To Live By
Author: Anne Costa
Product Code: BSADE9
Feeling overwhelmed, anxious, or sad? This collection of daily reflections will lift your spirits and remind you of God's great love for you.
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Everything is Grace: The Life and Way of Thérèse of Lisieux
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Thérèse of Lisieux has been called the greatest saint of modern times, but some view her spirituality as sentimental and syrupy. Joseph F. Schmidt, FSC, dispels that notion by contending that Thérèse's "little way" is really the gospel message—a message that can best be understood in the context of her life.

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Finding a Loving God In The Midst of Grief
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For the many people who face seasons of grief, this book is written to help them not only find comfort, but to also grow closer to God, who often seems far off or even absent, in their journey through grief.

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Finding God's Peace In Everyday Challenges: 100 Meditations for Women
Author: Heidi Bratton
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For those who choose the way of Jesus Christ, peace is not only possible but to be expected. Peace, in fact, is a part of the package deal of the Catholic faith, because the Lord Jesus himself is our peace. In one hundred short meditations, author Heidi Bratton leads women to consider how they can live out the peace that Christ promises.

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Following Mary to Jesus: Our Lady as Mother, Teacher, and Advocate
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In his trademark warm and friendly style, popular speaker and author Fr. Andrew Apostoli shows us the important roles that Mary plays in the lives of Christian disciples. Fr. Apostoli focuses on three specific ways Mary leads us to Jesus—as mother, teacher, and advocate
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Good Morning, Good God! Prayers to Start Your Day
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Here in one volume is a collection of prayers from the "Concord Pastor" that can be used to begin each morning. Whatever your state of mind and heart as you come to morning prayer, these prayers can jumpstart your own prayer to God.

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Heaven Starts Now: Becoming a Saint Day by Day
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Once we have encountered the Lord Jesus, how do we keep growing in Christ? How do we let the Lord mold us and make us into missionary disciples capable of spreading the gospel? Instead of just trying to get into heaven, how do we live the life of heaven now so that we can become saints?

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Holy Spirit, Make Your Home in Me: Biblical Meditations on Receiving the Gift of the Spirit
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In this moving book, Fr. George Montague invites us to welcome the Holy Spirit into our hearts in fresh, new ways. Both an eminent bible scholar and a humble pastor, Fr. Montague meditates here on the gift of the Holy Spirit in Scripture. He combines biblical interpretation with warmly described personal experience and the inspiring testimony of others to show us how God's gift of the Spirit is meant to powerfully transform our lives.


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Hope From the Cross: Reflections on Jesus' Seven Last Words
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English Cardinal Basil Hume was beloved all over the world for his pastoral gifts. Before dying of cancer in 1999, he left these meditations on the Seven Last Words of Christ on the cross. In each one of these reflections, Cardinal Hume unwraps a gift for us-one that gives us hope even when we are in the midst of pain and difficulty.
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How to Catholic Family: Nurturing Faith in the Messiness of Everyday Life
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This book is a practical, encouraging guide for “the rest of us”: Catholic parents that want to impart the faith to their children but aren’t quite sure where to start.

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How to Listen When God is Speaking: A Guide for Modern-Day Catholics
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"In How to Listen When God Is Speaking, Fr. Mitch Pacwa challenges Catholics to embrace their fundamental vocation: to be a listener. In the best of the Ignatian tradition, he teaches us to hear God's voice—above the noise we encounter each day—and take it to heart. This book is a real gift for our spiritual lives. I recommend it for all readers. " —Most Rev. Timothy M. Dolan, Archbishop of New York

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How to Win Friends for Christ: One Conversation at a Time
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This book is for those who want to share their faith but don't know where to begin. Sharing how they engaged students on college campuses, the authors show us how to initiate conversations and how to tell our own faith story—and why we need to start with prayer.

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Is God in My Top Ten? Meditations for a Deeper Life in Christ
Product Code: BDSRE8
Is your life running out of control? Work, sports, picking up the kids, getting to Mass, doing the shopping. . . . every day you are barraged with responsibilities. With such a busy schedule, you may struggle to put God first in your life, while distractions of various kinds can take you off track.

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