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Surrendering Our Stress: Prayers to Calm the Soul and Strengthen the Spirit
Author: Joan Guntzelman
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We all deal with stress in our lives and we all struggle with how to let go of that stress. The prayers in this book will help you surrender your stress-and yourself-into the arms of God.
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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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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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The R Father: 14 Ways to Respond to the Lord's Prayer
Author: Mark Hart
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The Lord's Prayer is so familiar to us that we risk reciting it, not praying it. Popular Catholic speaker and author Mark Hart says that the Our Father is an invitation into a daily relationship with God and suggests 14 ways we can respond to him in this prayer.

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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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Walking the Little Way of Thérèse of Lisieux: Discovering the Path of Love
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With sensitivity and insight, author Joseph Schmidt shows us how Thérèse discovered certain qualities of the heart that told her that she was indeed walking the path of authentic love. These qualities "opened her heart to a new depth of God's life in and through her."

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Sharing the Faith that You Love: Four Simple Ways to be Part of the New Evangelization
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In this book, John and Therese Boucher encourage Catholics to share their faith in four simple and practical ways: praying for those we know who far from God, showing them Christ-like care and compassion, initiating faith-sharing conversations, and inviting them to join us at Mass and parish events.

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Prayers to the Holy Spirit: Power and Light for Your Life
Author: Bert Ghezzi
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How can the Holy Spirit bring power and light to your life? Bert Ghezzi provides seventy-five reflections that will expand your knowledge of the Holy Spirit and encourage you to pray specifically—and expectantly—for the gifts he bestows in this pocket-sized book.

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Praying with Therese of Lisieux
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The meditations in Praying with Thérèse of Lisieux share her wisdom and love of God while making a connection to now so that you can apply her wisdom to your own life.
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Why The Eucharist Matters For Your Life: The Practical Reality of Christ's Power and Presence
Author: Chris Padgett
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The Eucharist is a practical reality—Jesus wants to be present in our everyday encounters and experiences. The forty reflections in this book will enlarge your vision of the power of Christ through the Eucharist to change your life and those you meet.

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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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Pope Francis Speaks to Families: Words of Joy and Life
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Since his election, Pope Francis has expressed his concern for the urgent pastoral needs of families. In this collection, the Holy Father speaks to families personally, offering his distinctive combination of love and pastoral wisdom.

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Praying The Gospels: Jesus Launches His Ministry by Fr Mitch Pacwa
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Fr. Mitch Pacwa has a gift for opening up the Scriptures, and he offers Catholics such a gift in this book of meditations on the beginnings of Jesus' public ministry.

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Mending Broken Relationships, Building Strong Ones:Eight Ways To Love As Jesus Loves
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We all struggle with relationships that are broken in some way. In this book, authors John and Therese Boucher show us eight ways to love like Jesus—through intercessory prayer, respect, forgiveness, gratitude, affirmation, forbearance, honesty, and a healing presence.

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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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The Infinite Tenderness of God: Meditations on the Gospels by Pope Francis
Author: Pope Francis
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This collection includes highlights of the Holy Father's homilies and addresses on Gospels texts, beginning with the birth of Jesus and ending with the resurrection appearances.

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Not Just Good, But Beautiful
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In an unprecedented interreligious conference in November 2014, Pope Francis and four hundred religious leaders and scholars from around the world met in Rome to explore what their diverse faiths teach about marriage and "the complementarity of man and woman."
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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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Praying the Gospels: Jesus' Miracles in Galilee
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Fr. Mitch Pacwa has a gift for opening up the Scriptures, and he offers Catholics such a gift in this book of meditations.In the second book in the series, he moves on to Jesus' miracles during his Galilean ministry.

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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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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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Prayers for Catholic Couples: With Reflections from Pope Francis' "The Joy of Love"
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Family life today can be so fast-paced and hectic that couples rarely carve out the time to pray together. Here is one way for husbands and wives to both pray together and benefit from the beauty and wisdom of Pope Francis' apostolic exhortation The Joy of Love (Amoris Laetitia).

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Unleashing the Power of Scripture: A Guide for Catholics
Author: Mark Hart
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In his entertaining and engaging style, Mark Hart (also known as "The Bible Geek") shows readers why Scripture should be central to our life with the Lord. When we become immersed in Scripture, he says, we allow it—not the secular culture—to form our minds and hearts.

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