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"Get Lost, Little Brother": The Story of Joseph Children Ages 2 - 5 Marilyn Lashbrook c1988 Book 32 Book Retells the Biblical story of how Joseph saved God's people from the famine after his brothers had sold him into slavery in Egypt.

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"I May Be Little": The Story of David's Growth Children Ages 2 - 5 Marilyn Lashbrook 1987 Book 32 Book

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100 Names of Mary: Stories and Prayers Mary Youth & Adult Anthony F. Chiffolo 2009 Book 216 Book

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150 Opening and Closing Prayers Prayer Adult Carl Koch 1990 Book 71 Book

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1605 Parenting at Its Best Parenting Youth & Adult Luke Crawford 2006 Book 153 Book The witness of my parents gave me the stamina to face challenges, disappointments, pain in life, to be unafraid of risk-taking and to enjoy success, and the panacea of laughter. My two older brothers and sisters, exhibiting a similar love of life, also march across these pages. Frank J. and Cecilia P. (Crawford) witnessed to uncommon selflessness and courage. Who could ask for more?

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33 Days to Morning Glory Spiritual Growth Adult Gaitley, Michael E., Father, M.I.C 2012 Book 195 Book "This do-it-yourself retreat touches on the inspiring life of St. Louis de Montfort and the personal journeys of outstanding modern-day Christian models. It integrates the basic truths of our faith. It is a moving and transformative journey" - review excerpt by Archbishop Antonio J. Ledesma, SJ p. [4] of cover.

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50 Simple Things You Can Do to Save the Earth Social Justice Youth & Adults
1989 Book 96 Book We CAN make a difference!
- If we all recycled our Sunday papers, we could save over 500,000 trees every week
- If every commuter car carried just one more passenger, we'd save 600,000 gallons of gasoline and keep 12 million pounds of "greenhouse gases" out of the atmosphere every day
- If we all installed "low-flow" shower heads, we could save billions of gallons of water every year...without ever noticing

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5001 Simple Things To Do For Others (and yourself!) Inspiration Children and adults
2010 Book 306 Book Thoughtful ways to enrich the lives of those around you with care, compassion, and simple acts of grace.

The simplest act of kindness can have a life changing effect.

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7 Steps to Becoming Financially Free Referance Adult Phil Lenahan 2006 Book 156 Book 7 Steps to Becoming Financially Free Workbook offers all the nuts and bolts to make the most of God's generous gifts. In this perfect complement to the book, 7 Steps to Becoming Financially Free, you?ll find all the necessary tools to implement sound principles of financial management, budgeting, and investing in your life. An author, financier, and lifelong Catholic, Phil Lenahan weaves personal anecdotes with sound Catholic teaching and extensive financial counseling experience to help you gain clarity on some of the biggest issues you face today. Most important, he shows you why your financial plan is part of a much larger spiritual plan that God has in mind for you. 7 Steps to Becoming Financially Free Workbook walks you through the right spreadsheets, spending analyses, calculators, metrics, and helpful prompts to create the best financial plan for yourself and your family ? without losing sight of Catholic teachings regarding money, being good stewards, and trusting God's plan. It helps you to appreciate the gifts God has given you ? your skills, your education, your training, your income ? and shows you how to use them as He intended. True financial freedom is about a lot more than just getting out of debt or saving for retirement. True financial freedom is being a good steward of all that God has blest us with, and trusting in His providence as we set our future goals. Start your journey to true financial freedom today.

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70 Sacrament Starters for Children Sacraments Children Patricia Mathson 2008 Book 100 Book

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90 Minutes in Heaven Spiritual Growth Adult Don Piper 2004 Book 205 Book On the way home from a conference, Don Piper's car was crushed by a semi that crossed into his lane. Medical personnel said he died instantly. While his body lay lifeless inside the ruins of his car, Piper experienced the glories of heaven, awed by its beauty and music.

Ninety minutes after the wreck, while a minister prayed for him, Piper miraculously returned to life on earth with only the memory of inexpressible heavenly bliss. His faith in God was severely tested as he faced an uncertain and grueling recovery. Now he shares his life-changing story with you.

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Abortion and the Conscience of the Nation Abortion Adult Ronald Reagan c1984 Book 95 Book

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Abraham and Isaac Children Ages 2 - 10 Retold by Catherine Storr
Book 31 Book

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Abundant Treasures: Meditations on the Many Gifts of the Spirit Prayer Adult Melannie Svoboda, SND 2000 Book 117 Book "The Spirit rushes in" -- into even the smallest and seemingly least significant corners of our lives with gifts that can transform us. Sr. Melannie helps us discover some of these gifts, fifty-one to be exact, gifts like beauty, leadership, patience, common sense, childlikeness, relaxation, and commitment.

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Achard of St Victor: Works (Cistercian Studies) Biography Adult Achard 2006 Book 493 Book Blessed Achard of Saint Victor (1171) was magister and second abbot of the community of regular canons at Saint Victor in Paris, and later bishop of Avranches. He was a theologian, a spiritual guide, a brilliant preacher, and an astute churchman, at a time when it was still possible for someone to be all of these at once.

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Adam and Eve Children Ages 2 - 10 Retold by Catherine Storr
Book 31 Book

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Administration of Communion & Viaticum to the Sick by an Extraordinary Minister Church Documents Adult Sacred Congregation for Divine Worship
Book 36 Book

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Administration of Communion to the Sick Ministry Resources Adult Bishops Committee on the Liturgy 2005 Book 36 Book Guide for pastoral care of the sick. English/Spanish edition for administration of Communion of the sick in ordinary circumstances, in home and in hospital/institution settings.

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After 50: Spiritually Embracing Your Own Wisdom Years Spirituality Adult Robert J. Wicks 1997-03 Hardcover 85 Book The bumper sticker reads, "We're spending our children's inheritance." Sure, it's fine for retired people to enjoy themselves after a lifetime of toil. Robert Wicks, reminds us, however, that our wisdom years are a time in which we can offer ourselves to others in ways that may differ from earlier in life but which are equally worthwhile. In the three sections "Praying," "Caring," and "Nurturing," Wicks teaches a simple yet many-faceted way to maintain meaning, hope, and joy in a spiritual life. This is an inspirational and instructional book for the reader who knows that life is a journey of learning and loving.

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Against an Infinite Horizon: The Finger of God in Our Everyday Lives Spiritual Growth Adult Ronald Rolheiser 2002 Book 237 Book

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Aging Gracefully: The Keys to Holier, Happier, Golden Years Aging Adult J. Daniel Dymski 2002 Book 124 Book Aging gracefully can become a reality when people make it a genuine goal for each new day of life. A greater sense of personal and spiritual sataisfaction can be attained when people observe these 12 keys.

Adopt a positive attitude
Pardon yourself & others
Appreciate the present moment
Accept God's plan for you
Share yourself with others
Be aware of the love of others
Appreciate yourself
Trust in God
Accept change
Embrace suffering
Find humor in life
Validate your feelings

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Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day Prayer All Ages Judith Viorst 2010 Book 30 Book It all starts with a story--a children's story. Each of the nine guided reflections in this series uses a different popular children's book as a springboard for entering into imaginative prayer. After listening to the story, the child is gently guided into the scene to meet Jesus and prayfully speak to him as one friend would speak with another. this series is designed for use by catechists, religion teachers, parents, grandparents--anyone who prays with children of any age and wants to lead them into a closer relationship with God.

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All God's Children Need Traveling Shoes Spiritual Growth Youth & Adults Maya Angelou 1998 Book 208 Book In 1962 the poet, musician, and performer Maya Angelou claimed another piece of her identity by moving to Ghana, joining a community of Revolutionist Returnees" inspired by the promise of pan-Africanism. All God's Children Need Traveling Shoes is her lyrical and acutely perceptive exploration of what it means to be an African on the mother continent, where color no longer matters but where American-ness keeps asserting itself in ways both puzzling and heartbreaking. As it builds on the personal narrative of 'I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings and Gather Together in My Name," this book confirms Maya Angelou's stature as one of the most gifted autobiographers of our time.

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All Saints : Daily Reflections on Saints, Prophets, and Witnesses For Our Time Saints Youth & Adults Ellsberg, Robert 1997 Book
Book Daily reflections on Saints, Prophets, and Witnesses for our time

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All You Really Need to Know about Prayer, You Can Learn from the Poor Social Justice Youth & Adults Perrotta, Louise c1996 Book 182 Book This lovely book tells of one woman's first encounters with the poor of the Caribbean Islands. The people are real and their stories are true. The author captures both poverty and dignity, reality and hope. As you read, you'll discover that even the poorest of the poor have something to teach us...about faith, about perseverance, and, especially about prayer.

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Allelu! Early Childhood Program - Kindergarten Religious Education Kindergarten Joseph D White 2011 Book 350 Book Early Childhood Program - Catechist/Teacher Guide - Kindergarten

Also have Music CD for this program in the Deanery Center Library

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Allowing the Creator to Deal With the Creature: An Approach to the Spiritual Exercises of Ignatius of Loyola Spirituality Adult William A. Barry 1994 Book 127 Book These exercises by Ignatius were designed to bring believers into contact with the person of God in a controlled, existential encounter. Believers come to that experience with all their gifts and flaws and with many possible paths open before them.

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Alpacas and Bullying Children and Youth Ages 4 - 10 Sarah Torbeck 2010 Book 17 Book This book teaches children that they can choose how to respond to a fight.

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Altogether Gift: A Trinitarian Spirituality Spiritual Growth Youth & Adults Downey, Michael 2000 Book 143 Book "This is an important, seminal work. Michael Downey teaches us what it means, practically, that God is love. Downey does for spirituality what Catherine LaCugna did for theology. He places the Trinity at the center of everything... I can't recommend this work highly enough." Ronald Rolheiser

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Amazing Grace: A Vocabulary of Faith Spiritual Growth Adult Kathleen Norris 1998 Book 384 Book "Our ridiculously fallible language becomes a lesson in how God's grace works despite and even through our human frailty. We will never get the words exactly right. There will always be room for imperfection, for struggle, growth and change. And this is as it should be." With observations like this one, Kathleen Norris, author of Dakota and The Cloister Walk, has again provided a salutary corrective for contemporary Christians in Amazing Grace: A Vocabulary of Faith. The book is about how she learned to use religious words, such as "incarnation," "idolatry," and "evangelism." Norris is a feminist, a theological conservative, a sophisticate, and a country bumpkin. And she's one of the few living Christian writers who can be described as truly great.

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Amazing Grace: The Lives of Children and the Conscience of a Nation Catholic Social Teaching Youth & Adults Jonathan Kozol 1996 Book 284 Book "Kozol reminds us that, with each casualty, part of the beauty of the world is extinguished, because these are children of intelligence and humor, or poetic insight and luminous faith. Amazing Grace is written in a gentle and measured tone, but you will wonder at the end, with Kozol, why the God of love does not return to earth with his avenging sword in hand." Barbara Ehrenreich

"Jonathan's struggle is noble, his appeal urgent. What he says must be heard. His outcry must shake our nation out of its guilty indifference." Elie Wiesel

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Amazing Graces: Blessings to Season Your Meals Prayer Youth & Adults Richard Reynolds Gilbert 2001 Paperback 52 Book This book brings us to a broader, more gracious awareness of what is upon our plates and who is around the table. These brief graces are truly amazing for making meals into grace-filled doorways where the Presence of God is welcomed in food and drink, friends and family.

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Ancient Paths: Discover Christian Formation the Benedictine Way Spiritual Growth Adult David Robinson 2010 Book 234 Book This innovative guide to Christian formation offers an ancient-yet-contemporary approach to growth in Christ. Providing practical guidance for pastors and la leaders in the local congregation and help for home groups, house churches, and small groups. Ancient Paths will show you the way that has formed millions of Christians over the last 1,500 years. A 12-week study guide is included.

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And Now I See: A Theology of Transformation Theology Adult Robert Barron 1998 Book 231 Book "Christianity is, above all, a way of seeing. What unites figures as diverse as James Joyce, Caravaggio, John Milton, the architect of Chartres, Dorothy Day, etc... is a peculiar and distinctive take on things, a style, a way, which flows finally from Jesus of Nazareth. Origen remarked that holiness is seeing with the eyes of Chris. Teilhard de Chardin said, with great passion, that his mission as a Christian thinker was to help people see. And Thomas Aquinas said that the ultimate goal of the Christian life is a 'beatific vision', an act of seeing. This book is about coming to vision through Christ." Robert Barron

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Angel Book: A Handbook for Aspiring Angels Inspiration Youth & Adults Karen Goldman 1993 Book 111 Book The author takes us on a soul-warming journey filled with light, beauty, and goodness to the precious places where angels do exist. this book is a roadmap to these higher realms, bridging the gap between Heaven and Earth, between hearts and souls, and between all people.

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Apostolate of Holy Motherhood Mary Adult The Apostolate of Holy Motherhood 1991 Paperback 122 Book This book contains a preliminary investigation into a series of reported supernatural visions of Jesus and Mary taking place within the continental United States.

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Armchair Mystic: Easing into Contemplative Prayer Prayer Adult Mark E. Thibodeaux 2001 Book 180 Book

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Art of Prayer: a simple guide Prayer Adult Timothy Jones 1997 Hard Cover 256 Book In this moving yet practical guide, the author takes a fresh look at our prayer lives and offers some encouraging words on developing an intimate relationiship with God: "I believe that the answers to all our questions about prayer are ultimately quite simple. That is where this book can help. Our not knowing exactly how prayer works need not keep us from its delights. That we fumble for words does not disqualify us....Talking to God is more art than science, more a relationship than a set of techniques. It asks us to listen to our hearts as much as to our heads. It involves our deepest selves and our most everyday moments."

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Art of Praying: The Principles & Methods of Christian Prayer Prayer Adult Romano Guardini 1985 Book 185 Book Everything you need to know about prayer. Perfect as an introduction to prayer or as a guidebook for those who already pray this book offers down-to-earth guidance on every aspect of prayer. Learn to overcome distractions, meditate well, and much more!

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Art of Theological Reflection Theology Adult Patricia O'Connell Killen 1994-09-01 Paperback 156 Book This is a book for Christians who want to make a vital connection between their faith and their lives. The authors describe this book as "the artful discipline of putting our experience into conversation with the heritage of the Christian Tradition." This practical book provides a way for all of us to experience greater meaning in life and a more tangible sense of God's creative presence.

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Arts and Crafts from A to Z Religious Education Children Mary Kathleen Glavich, SND 2013 Book 119 Book

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As Water To The Thirsty Liturgy Adult David Haas 1987 Book 77 Book This is a collection of liturgical music composed to celebrate the essence of the Christian story: the movement from death to life that is at the center of all who embrace Jesus Christ risen in our midst.

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Asian Journal of Thomas Merton Spiritual Growth Adult Thomas Merton
Book 418 Book The moment of take off was ecstatic...joy. We left the ground - I with Christian mantras and a great sense of destiny, of being at last on my true way after years of waiting and wondering...." With these words, dated October 5, 1968, the late Father Thomas Merton recorded the beginning of his fateful journey to the Orient. His travels led him from Bangkok, through India to Ceylon, and back again to Bangkok for his scheduled talk at a conference of Asian monastic orders. There he unequivocally reaffirmed his Christian vocation. His last journal entry was made on December 8, 1968, two days before his untimely, accidental death. Amply illunstrated with photographs he himself took along the way and fully indexed, the book also contains a glossary of Asian religious terms, a preface by the Indian scholar Amiya Chakravarty, a foreword and poscript by Brother Patrick Hart of teh Abbey of Gethsemani, as well as several appendixes, among them the text of Merton's final address.

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Ask the Beasts: Darwin and the God of Love Christianity & Environment Adult Elizabeth A. Johnson 2014 Book 323 pages Book For millennia, plant and animal species have received little sustained attention as subjects of Christian theology and ethics in their own right. Focused on the human dilemma of sin and redemptive grace, theology has considered the doctrine of creation to be mainly an overture to the main drama of humanity's relationship to God. What value does the natural world have within the framework of religious belief? The crisis of biodiversity in our day, when species are going extinct at more than 1,000 times the natural rate, renders this question acutely important. Standard perspectives need to be realigned; theology needs to look out of the window so to speak, as well as in the mirror. Ask the Beasts: Darwin and the God of Love leads to the conclusion that love of the natural world is an intrinsic element of faith in God and that far from being an add-on, ecological care is at the center of moral life.

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Asking God for the Gifts He Wants to Give You Prayer Adult Koenig-Bricker, Woodeene 2008 Book 127 Book As Christians, we believe that God always answers our prayers, but we don't always get the answers we want! The author has discovered a prayer by St. Alphonsus Liguori that asks God for five gifts or graces that he wants to give us - and our Lord's answers will delight us. Koenig-Bricker expands our understanding of each of these graces with teaching and Scripture and provides illustrations of their power with personal testimony and stories.

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At Home with the Sacraments: Confirmation Sacraments Grades 8 - 12 Peg Bowman
Book 42 Book

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At Home with the Sacraments: Reconciliation Sacraments Adult Peg Bowman 1994 Book 41 Book This series is meant to help the reader feel comfortable preparing their children for the sacraments.

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At Sea With God: A Spiritual Guidebook to the Heart and Soul Spiritual Growth Adult Margaret Silf 2008 Book 182 Book Embark on a spiritual voyage of self-discovery and learn how the sea stands as a metaphor for the chances and changes that everyone encounters in life. Your body, mind, and spirit are the single, unique vessel you have in which to make the voyage of life. Margaret Silf poses thoughtful questions and gently guides you to discover the kind of boat you represent, what fuels your journey, and the kinds of baggage that you are carrying. Strengthen your own spirituality with this self-guided retreat that can be used in a variety of settings--from home to church to retreat centers.

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Authenticity: A Biblical Theology of Discernment Theology Adult Thomas Dubay, SM 1997 Book 279 Book This book is about how to discover the true discernment of the Holy Spirit as found in the Bible, verses the false discernment of our own making.

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Awakened Heart : Living Beyond Addiction Spiritual Growth Adult May, Gerald G 1991 Book 260 Book Eloquently exploring the healing concepts of grace and love, Gerald May, the author of Addiction and Grace, describes a life beyond addiction and what it means to live it.

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Awe-Filled Wonder: The Interface of Science and Spirituality (Madeleva Lecture in Spirituality) Spiritual Growth Adult Barbara Fiand 2008 Book 80 Book A daring, life affirming invitation to religious to embrace and bring into the open the new ideas thy are considering in their hearts.

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Because There is Jesus: A call to be made-new in Christ - homilies and conferences Spiritual Life Adult Lambert Reilly 1997 Book 142 Book In this book are collected the sermons and conferences of Lambert Reilly, OSB, Archabbot of St. Meinrad Archabbey, in Indiana. His one theme is Jesus. The talks were given to his brother monks as well as to folks within and beyond his Benedictine monastic community.

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Because You Care Psychology and Healing Adult Murphey, Cecil 2012 Book 48 Book Stories and wisdom are offered to inspire those caring for an ill or elderly loved one.

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Becoming Who You Are: Insights on the True Self from Thomas Merton and Other Saints Spiritual Growth Adult Martin, James, S.J 2006 Book 98 Book This book helps readers understand who they are and, in the process, to discover their vocations in life. Using insights from the lives of the saints and contemporary spiritual masters, the author shows how the quest to know one's self is, ultimately, the quest to know God.

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Befriending: A Self-Guided Retreat for Busy People Spiritual Growth Adult Joseph A. Payne 1992 Book 165 Book

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Beginnning Your Marriage Marriage Adult John L. Thomas 1994 Book 192 Book Millions of couples have used this book to prepare for their married life together. Written by John Thomas, SJ and revised by David Thomas -- two of the most widely respected authorities on marriage in the Catholic Church -- this little book is a friendly, comprehensive, insightful, down-to-earth look at what makes good marriages work and prosper over a lifetime.

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Being Catholic Now: Prominent Americans Talk About Change in the Church and the Quest for Meaning Social Justice Adult Kerry Kennedy 2008 Book 247 Book Some of America's most extraordinary celebrities, artists, and thinkers reveal what they believe Catholicism is and what it should be.

In this illuminating collection that redefines an ancient institution in the most contemporary of terms, human-rights activist Kerry Kennedy asks thirty-seven American Catholics to speak candidly about their own faith whether lost, recovered, or deepened and about their feelings regarding the way the Church hierarchy is moving forward.

Has something to say to almost every Catholic, or even one-time Catholic, who cracks open its pages. . . . One finishes the book feeling grateful for [Kennedy's] subjects' honesty and moved in a hundred different ways by what they reveal of their aspirations and struggles.
National Catholic Reporter

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Being in Love: The Practice of Christian prayer Prayer Adult William Johnston 1989 Book 171 Book Writing in the form of a letter, the author passes along words of advice and encouragement on the subject of meditation and prayer.

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Being Mad: A Book About Anger Christian Living Children Molly Wigand 2012 Book Unpaged Book Children's anger can be upsetting and unsettling to the grown-ups in their worlds. We've all dealt with tantrums and pouting at the least convenient times. If only we could flip a switch on that anger and restore calm to our homes and classrooms.

This book helps children learn to understand and accept their anger and to express their anger in healthy ways.

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Being Sad When Someone Dies: A Book About Grief Grief Children Linus Mundy 2012 Book Unpaged Book For children, who are "new" at so many things, it can be a very difficult experience to lose a loved one. For the very young, the finality of death is hard to understand. How, after all, could something like this happen? Where is this person? Will they be back? Who is going to take care of me now? The questions and the sadness, whether they are voiced or not, can go on and on.

Author Linus Mundy offers practical coping skills to help young readers understand their feelings of grief and reassurance that, some way, somehow, things can be good again.

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Benedict XVI: Learning to Believe Faith Youth & Adult Pope Benedict XVI 2012 Book 87 Book

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Benedictus Daily Reflections Youth & Adult Pope Benedict XVI 2009 Book 415 Book A daily companion of spiritual meditations by His Holiness Pope Benedict XVI

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Bent Halos and Other Saintly Stories: The Lives of One Hundred Saintly Men and Women Biography Youth & Adults
1999 Book 253 Book This book tells old stories in a new way. Humorous anecdotes introduce most of the stories and these attempt to relate actual events in the everyday life to the life of the holy person under consideration.

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Bernadette: The Princess of Lourdes Saints Children Fernando Uribe 1990 Book
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Between Heaven and Mirth Spiritual Life Adult James Martin, SJ 2011 Book 263 Book Fr. Martin invites believers to rediscover the importance of humor and laughter in our daily lives and to embrace an essential truth: faith leads to joy.

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Beyond the Catechist's Toolbox: Catechesis That Not Only Informs, But Also Transforms (1) Church Youth & Adult Paprocki, Joe 2013 Book 92 Book

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Bible and The Virgin Mary: Journey Through Scripture Bible Study Youth & Adult Scott Hahn 2014 Book 135 Book If ignorance of Scripture is ignorance of Christ, as St. Jerome famously stated, then ignorance of Scripture is also ignorance of Mary. This is because What the Catholic faith teaches about Mary is based on what it believes about Christ, and what it teaches about Mary illumines in turn its faith in Christ (CCC 487).

Following the interpretive pattern of the authors of Scripture and the Fathers of the Church, The Bible and the Virgin Mary examines the role of Mary in salvation history. We study her role as the New Eve, the Ark of the Covenant, and the Queen Mother. This study also examines Catholic doctrine with regard to the Blessed Virgin, answering common objections along the way.

1 Leader's Guide & 1 participant book

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Bible Blueprint: A Catholic's Guide to Understanding and Embracing God's Word Bible Adult Paprocki, Joe 2009 Book 124 Book

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Bible Makes Sense Bible Youth & Adult Walter Brueggemann 1997 Book 125 Book The author reveals an engaging biblical understanding of the world that leads to joy, wholeness and peace.

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Bible: The Living Word of God - Teachers Guide Religious Education Grades 9 - 12 Lauren M Lefrancois 2011 Book 195 Book Teachers Guide for The Bible: The Living Word of God

Text for first semester ninth-grade students of the Living in Christ series

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Bible: The Living Word of God - Text Bible Grades 9 - 12 Robert Rabe 2011 Book 264 Book First semester ninth-grade course in the Living In Christ Series

The courses in the series follow the sequence and contain the material from the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops' "Doctrinal Elements of a Curriculum Framework for the Development of Catechetical Materials for Young People of High School Age" (2008)

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Biblical Basis for the Eucharist Sacraments Adult John Salza
Paper Back 222 Book

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Big Book of Family Gatherings for Parish Faith Formation Faith All Ages Judy Elliott Dantzer 2007 Book 212 Book In response to requests from parishes across the cuntry looking for practical and effective examples of Whole Community Catechesis activities that work, this big book of ideas will help DREs bring families together to learn about their faith. This simple format of gathering parents (or grandparents) and children together for prayer, skits, crafts, games, and activities around a specific theme requires a commitment of less than two hours per activity.

Discover themes and activities for all seasons and occassions, like an Advent nativity where children and parents contribute to the scene with Scripture readings and handmade gifts for Jesus.

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Birth of Jesus Children Ages 2 - 10 Retold by Catherine Storr
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Birth of the Messiah Jesus Adult Raymond E. Brown 1979 Paperback 594 Book A Commentary on the Infancy Narratives of matthew and Luke. It is a thought-provoking presentation and analysis of the deeper, often elusive truths which inspired the infancy narratives in matthew and Luke.

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Birth: A Guide For Prayer Prayer Adult Jacqueline Syrup Bergan 1985 Book 154 Book The books in the Take and Receive series, ecumenical in their approach, give support and direction for private as well as group prayer. Spiritual directors, retreat leaders, and formation personnel will find these books helpful in their work.

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Bless My Special Child: Prayers and Insights for Parents Prayer Adult Carolyn Lynch-Quinonez
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Bless this Food: Amazing Graces in Thanks for Food Prayer Adult Adrian Butash 1993 Book 143 Book The first collection of food prayers from around the world. This book celebrates the beauty of the food blessing in prayer, poetry, prose, psalm and sign language.

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Blessed Among All Women Biography Adult Robert Ellsberg 2005 Book 301 Book Winner of three Catholic Press Awards. The best-selling author of All Saints presents this new collection of devotional sketches on history#s greatest women. From Joan of Arc to Anne Frank to Mary Magdalene, Ellsberg offers insights into the lives of women that inspire us.

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Blessed Kateri and the Cross in the Forest Children and Youth Kids Neuberger, Anne E 2003 Book 32 Book

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Blessed William Joseph Chaminade: Founder of the Marianist Family Biography Youth & Adults Vincent Gizard, SM 2000 Book 116 Book This is the biography of Blessed William Joseph Chaminade, founder of the Marianist Family.

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Blessing Cup: 24 Simple Rites for Family Prayer-Celebrations Liturgy Youth & Adults Rock Travnikar, OFM 1979 Paperback 53 Book These rites in this book were created for failies looking for ways to bring God and the Christian community into focus as theycelebrate the day-to-day experiences of life together.

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Blessings Every Day: 365 Simple Devotions for the Very Young Young Children Young Children Carla Barnhill 2001 Book 365 Book

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Blessings for God's People: A Book of Blessings for All Occasions Liturgy Adult Thomas G. Simons 1995 Book 127 Book

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Blessings for Leaders: Leadership Wisdom from the Beatitudes Spiritual Growth Youth & Adult Ebener, Dan R 2012 Book 93 Book The author skillfully weaves an understanding of one of the most powerful and familiar Bible passages with insights drawn from his experience developing faith-filled leaders in churches, businesses, and not-for-profit organizations. Each chapter begins with scripture, reflects on the inward journey of leadership through the virtues associated with that Beatitude, and addresses some of the outward challenges of leadership.

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Blessings for the Fast Paced and Cyberspaced: Parables, Reflections, and Prayers Prayer Adult William John Fitzgerald 2000 Book 223 Book This book helps us see ourselves as pilgrims walking on sacred ground in the midst of our busyness and to pray on the way to deadlines.

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Bones of Contention Spiritual Growth Youth & Adult Fr. John D. Bolderson 2001 Book 136 Book "...You've heard it said, 'I couldn't put it down.' In this case that's literally true. ...I enjoyed it immensely. I found the book illuminating and entertaining. You can, in a very sneaky way, teach." -- Most Rev. Edward J. O'Donnell

"I never knew that theology could be so much fun!" -- Sister Marie Tucker, C.S.J.

The author is a priest of the Archdiocese of St. Louis.

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Book of Catholic Jokes Humor All Ages Sheridan, Tom 2008 Book 93 Book

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Book of Mary Mary Youth & Adults USCCB 1987 Book 43 Book Prayers in honor of the Blessed Virgin Mary.

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Book of Saints Biography Youth & Adults Victor Hoagland, CP
Hardcover 319 Book Saints from A - Z.

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Bounce: Living the Resilient Life Psychology and Healing Youth & Adults Wicks, Robert J 2010 Book 218 Book

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Boy Who Met Jesus Spiritual Growth Youth & Adult Immaculee Ilibagiza 2011 Book 219 Book It's the greatest story ever told: that of a boy who met Jesus and dared to ask him questions tht have consumed mankind for more that 2,000 years.

His name was Segatashya. He was a shepard born into a penniless and illiterate pagan family in the most remote region of Rwanda. He never attended school, never saw a Bible, and never set foot in a church. Then one summer day in 1982 while Segatashya was resting beneath a shade tree, Jesus Christ paid him a visit.

Written with grace, passion, and loving humor by Immaculee Ilibagiza, his story is certain to move you in profound ways.

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Brand New Kid Children and Youth Young Children Couric, Katie 2000 Book 32 Book Lazlo, who has just moved to the United States from Hungary, is ostracized at school until two girls have the courage to befriend him.

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Breakfast with Benedict Spirituality Adult Pope Benedict XVI 2009 Book 203 Book Five-minute reflections from Pope Benedict XVI's homilies, documents, and writings will help you start your day.

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Breakfast With the Pope Spiritual Life Adult St. John Paul II 1995 Book 120 Book A potpourri of 120 daily selections from the vast body of Pope John Paul II's writings brings you into contact with his mind about many aspects of life-from the mystery or divine healing to the resurrection of the dead, from the drudgery of daily work to a Christian view of sports. So take a little time at the start of your day, pour yourself a cup of coffee, and enjoy your Breakfast with the Pope.

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Breathing Under Water: Spirituality and the Twelve steps Spirituality Adult Richard Rohr c2011 Book 147 Book The Twelve Steps of Alcoholics Anonymous is America's most significant and authentic contribution to the history of spirituality, says Richard Rohr. He makes a case that the Twelve Steps relate well to Christian teaching and can rescue people who are drowning in addiction and may not even realize it. To survive the tidal wave of compulsive behavior and addiction, Christians must learn to breathe under water and discover God s love and compassion. In this exploration of Twelve Step spirituality, Rohr identifies the Christian principles in the Twelve Steps, connecting The Big Book of Alcoholics Anonymous with the gospel. He draws on talks he has given for over twenty years to people in recovery and those who counsel and live with people with addictive behavior. Rohr offers encouragement for becoming interiorly alive and inspiration for making one s life manageable for dealing with the codependence and dysfunction (sin) rampant in our society.

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Buddha Spiritual Life Adult Karen Armstrong 2004 Book 205 Book Books on Buddhism may overflow the shelves, but the life story of the Buddha himself has remained obscure despite over 2,500 years of influence on millions of people around the world. In an attempt to rectify this, and to make the Buddha and Buddhism accessible to Westerners, the beloved scholar and author of such sweeping religious studies as A History of God has written a readable, sophisticated, and somewhat unconventional biography of one of the most influential people of all time. Buddha himself fought against the cult of personality, and the Buddhist scriptures were faithful, giving few details of his life and personality. Karen Armstrong mines these early scriptures, as well as later biographies, then fleshes the story out with an explanation of the cultural landscape of the 6th century B.C., creating a deft blend of biography, history, philosophy, and mythology. At the age of 29, Siddhartha Gautama walked away from the insulated pleasure palace that had been his home and joined a growing force of wandering monks searching for spiritual enlightenment during an age of upheaval. Armstrong traces Gautama's journey through yoga and asceticism and grounds it in the varied religious teachings of the time. In many parts of the world during this so-called axial age, new religions were developing as a response to growing urbanization and market forces. Yet each shared a common impulse--they placed faith increasingly on the individual who was to seek inner depth rather than magical control. Taoism and Confucianism, Hinduism, monotheism in the Middle East and Iran, and Greek rationalism were all emerging as Gautama made his determined way towards enlightenment under the boddhi tree and during the next 45 years that he spent teaching along the banks of the Ganges. Armstrong, in her intelligent and clarifying style, is quick to point out the Buddha's relevance to our own time of transition, struggle, and spiritual void in both his approach--which was based on skepticism and empiricism--and his teachings. Despite the lack of typical historical documentation, Armstrong has written a rich and revealing description of both a unique time in history and an unusual man. Buddha is a terrific primer for those interested in the origins and fundamentals of Buddhism. --Lesley Reed

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Building a Bridge: How the Catholic Church and the LGBT Community Can Enter Into a Relationship of Respect, Compassion, and Sensitivity LGBT Community Youth & Adult James Martin, SJ 2017 Book 150 Book On the day after the Orlando nightclub shooting, James Martin S.J. posted a video on Facebook in which he called for solidarity with our LGBT brothers and sisters. "The largest mass shooting in US history took place at a gay club and the LGBT community has been profoundly affected," he began. He then implored his fellow Catholics and people everywhere to "stand not only with the people of Orlando but also with their LGBT brothers and sisters." A powerful call for tolerance, acceptance, and support and a reminder of Jesus' message for us to love one another. Father Martin's post went viral and was viewed more than 1.6 million times.

Now, Martin expands on his reflections in this moving and inspiring book, offering a powerful, loving, and much-needed voice in a time marked by anger, prejudice, and divisiveness. Building a Bridge provides a roadmap for repairing and strengthening the bonds that unite all of us as God's children. Turning to the Catechism, he draws on the three criteria at the heart of the Christian ministry "respect, compassion, and sensitivity" as a model for how the Catholic Church should relate to the LGBT community.

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Building the Earth Social Justice Youth & Adult Pierre Teilhard de Chardin 1965 Book 125 Book The Age of Nations is past.
The task before us now, if we would not perish, is to build the earth.
P. Teilhard de Chardin, S.J.

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Burnout Busters:Stress Management for Ministry Psychology and Healing Adult White, Joseph D., Ph. D 2007 Paperback 63 Book The author combines mental, spiritual, and physical suport tools to bring about a complete and holistic rejuvenation.

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Busy Lives & Restless Souls Spiritual Growth Adult Becky Eldredge 2017 Book 131 Book If you#ve already figured out your life and feel totally complete, then this book may not be for you. But if you are like the rest of us, every day presents a mountain of to-do items, jobs to go to, errands to run, projects to complete, meals to cook, children to raise... You forge ahead and get it done, but you know that things aren#t as they should be. Even when you check every item off your daily list, you still feel as though something meaningful and essential is missing from the very center of your life.

Spiritual director and writer Becky Eldredge has felt that same longing, and she knows what people are missing#a relationship with God through prayer. In Busy Lives & Restless Souls, Eldredge interprets principles of Ignatian spirituality in a fresh way to equip us with prayer tools that are accessible and practical within the relentless realities of our daily routines. Just as important, she shows us how we can bring our relationship with God to life by becoming what St. Ignatius called #contemplatives in action.# For all who sense that there is a missing peace in their lives, Busy Lives & Restless Souls will help them find it#right where they are.

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Butterfly Secret Young Children Ages 2-5 years Carol Therese Plum 1989 Hardcover 28 Book This story is about growing up and change.

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Bye-Bye, Bully! A Kid's Guide for Dealing With Bullies Children and Youth Children Jackson, J. S 2003 Book unpaged Book

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Call to Action: Women, Religion, Violence, and Power Social Justice Adult Jimmy Carter 2014 Book 211 Book "The world's discrimination and violence against women and girls is the most serious, pervasive, and ignored violation of basic human rights: This is President Jimmy Carter's call to action. President Carter was encouraged to write this book by a wide coalition of leaders of all faiths. His urgent report covers a system of discrimination that extends to every nation. Women are deprived of equal opportunity in wealthier nations and "owned" by men in others, forced to suffer servitude, child marriage, and genital cutting. The most vulnerable, along with their children, are trapped in war and violence. A Call to Action addresses the suffering inflicted upon women by a false interpretation of carefully selected religious texts and a growing tolerance of violence and warfare. Key verses are often omitted or quoted out of context by male religious leaders to exalt the status of men and exclude women. And in nations that accept or even glorify violence, this perceived inequality becomes the basis for abuse. President Carter and his wife, Rosalynn, have visited 145 countries, and The Carter Center has had active projects in more than half of them. Around the world, they have seen inequality rising rapidly with each passing decade. This is true in both rich and poor countries, and among the citizens within them. Carter draws upon his own experiences and the testimony of courageous women from all regions and all major religions to demonstrate that women around the world, more than half of all human beings, are being denied equal rights. This is an informed and passionate charge about a devastating effect on economic prosperity and unconscionable human suffering. It affects us all"--

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Call to Peace: 52 Meditations on the Family Pledge of Nonviolence Nonviolence Youth & Adult Jim McGinnis 1998 Book 128 Book

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Called Into Her Presence: Praying with Feminine Images of God Women Adult Virginia Ann Froehle, R.S.M. 1992 Book 133 Book Called into her Presence puts our feet on a path virtually untouched in modern times. The author helps us break through the traditional male images of God that for so long have been the focus of our prayer by expanding our images to include God's feminine embrace. Individuals will find her collection of experiences, exercises and celebrations invaluable to their personal prayer, while groups will find a wealth of new possibilities for days of prayer and retreats.

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Called To Be Holy Spiritual Life Adult T. M. Dolan 2005 Paperback 159 Book

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Called To Question: A Spiritual Memoir Spirtual Life Adult Chittister, Joan 2004 Paperback 232 Book Centered around a series of conversations with spiritual writers featured in her private journal, Sr. Joan looks at the common questions or dimensions of life as we know them in our daily lives in an attempt to unravel their many meanings, to give them flesh, to honor their spiritual import now and here, in our own time and in our own lives.

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Calling the Circle: The First and Future Culture Spiritual Growth Adult Baldwin, Christina 1994 Book 257 Book

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Can the Saints Come Out to Play? (English & Spanish) Saints Children Carolyn Ancell 2001 Book 60 Book A Bi-Lingual Reproducible Activity Book

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Can You Drink the Cup? Spirituality Youth & Adults Henri J. M. Nouwen 1996 Paperback 111 Book Nouwen uses the cup as a metaphor to articulate the basic postures of the spiritual life: holding, lifting, and drinking.

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Can You Find Followers of Jesus? Introducing Your Child to the Disciples Jesus Children and adults Gallery, Philip D 2000 Book 40 Book This book tells the story of those who have followed God's call from the Garden of Eden to our day. Filled with beautiful, busy illustrations, it will provide endless hide-and-seek adventures for kids with active imaginations.

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Can You Find Saints? Introducing Your Child to Holy Men and Women Saints Children and adults Gallery, Philip D 2003 St. Anthony Messenger Press 41 Book This book teaches children - and the adults in their lives - about saints and the holy lives they led. Full of colorful and witty illustrations, the book invites children to search the illustrations for a variety of objects relating to the featured saints, from well-known saints such as Mary, Francis of Assisi and Bernadette to lesser-known saints such as Linus, Jane Frances de Chantal and Juan Diego.

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Canonizzazione: Piazza San Pietro, 15 Ottobre 2006 Saints Adult
2006 Paperback 165 Book This is the Italian book from the Canonization ceremony for Sts. Mother Theodore Guerin, Rafael Guizar Valencia, Filippo Smaldone, and Rosa Venerini on October 15, 2006.

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Catching Fire, Becoming Flame: A Guide for Spiritual Transformation Spiritual Growth Adult Haase, Albert 2013 Book 222 Book

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Catechism of the Catholic Church Reference Youth & Adult
1995 Paperback 825 Book First new Catechism of the Catholic Church in more than 400 years. The Catechism offers challenges for believers and answers for all those interested in learning about the mystery of the Catholic faith.

The Catechism of the Catholic Church is, as Pope John Paul II calls it, "a special gift."

Deanery Center has 4 copies at this time.

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Catechist 101: Wade Don't Dive Catechists Adult Carole M. Eipers 2014 Book 90 Book Reading this book is like journeying with a wise and trusted friend who offers the perfect combination of sage advice and support. Eipers brings her considerable story-telling gifts, years of catechetical experience, and clear common sense to this honest and reassuring work.

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Catechist Toolbox DRE Adult Joe Paprocki 2007 Book 136 Book Each year, roughly one-third of the more than five hundred thousand volunteer catechists in Catholic parishes are new to the job. Most of these catechists receive little formal training for their work, yet it is vitally important that they know how to prepare a lesson, lead a discussion, supervise children, apply discipline, and help kids grow in the faith.

This book is an invaluable collection of methodologies, techniques, and tips that provide on-the-job training for any new catechist.

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Catechizing for a Just World DRE Adult Jeanne Favreau-Sorvillo 1998 Book 72 Book This booklet introduces and explores the DRE's tasks as identified in the section of the National Certification Standards for Professional Parish Directors of Religious Education titled "Motivating to Christian Living and Service" (#532.401 - 532.4022). Specifically, this booklet focuses on the tasks of learning about and then incorporating the Church's teaching on social justice into the life of the parish. It provides information about readily available resources. It explores ideas for bringing to the forefront relevant themes that will inspire people to challenge each other to action.

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Catherine Of Siena: Passion For The Truth Compassion For Humanity Saints Adult Mary O'Driscoll, OP 2002 Paperback 144 Book "This anthology makes accessible to a large reading public the extraordinary sensitivity and affection of Catherine of Siena, gifts grounded in love." New Oxford Review.

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Catholic and Loving It Church Adult Sabitha Narendran 2007 Book 178 Book You're Catholic and loving it -- but when it comes to really celebrating your faith, things get a little vague. The time has come for a new generation to reclaim their Catholic heritage, including these and many other practices and prayers that have enriched Catholic life for centuries. Many traditional devotions have been neglected in recent decades, but authors Narendran and Salzmann have gathered together a rich variety in this book to help you celebrate Christ through all the days, weeks and months of the year.

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Catholic Customs & Traditions Spiritual Growth Adult Greg Dues 2000 Book 211 Book "Here is a book that belongs in every Catholic home, parish, and school library. From Candlemas to the Easter candle, through relics, Mary, the saints, the rosary, mystagogia, feast days, laying on of hands, and more, Greg Dues traces the vast riches of the traditions, customs, and ritual practices that make up the roman Catholic experience. Dues also covers practical areas such as sacraments and sacramentals, ordinary time, and the Sunday assembly. Each topic is presented in a clear and engaging manner with plenty of historical background and theological grounding. A comprehensive index rounds out the usefulness of this book.

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Catholic Evangelization: The Heart of Ministry Evangelization Adult Hater, Robert J 2002 Book 194 Book

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Catholic for a Reason Spiritual Growth Adult Hahn, Scott 1998 Book of Essays 310 Book

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Catholic Heart Day by Day Spirituality Adult Richard Beyer 2008-11-01 Paperback 348 Book Stories of grace and courage for each day of the year.

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Catholic Household Blessings & Prayers Prayer Adult United States Catholic Conference 1988 Paperback 434 Book This beautifully illustrated book includes prayers and blessings for daily use, specific days and seasons, and various times and places, as well as common prayers. The comprehensive resource also includes an overview of the Church's calendar and may be used as a teaching tool by clergy and laity.

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Catholic Martyrs of the Twentieth Century: A Comprehensive World History Biography Adult Robert Royal 2000-06-25 Hardcover 430 Book

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Catholic Men's Bible Scripture Youth & Adult
2014 Book 1926 Book "No Bible, no breakfast; No Bible, no bed!" -- Fr. Larry Richards' global challenge to make scripture a daily priority at the beginning and end of each day.

known preacher, teacher, and author Fr. Larry Richards has the God-given gift of being able to meet men right where they are, and his no-holds-barred approach has helped millions draw closer to God and more fully live out their Catholic faith. Now, for the first time, Our Sunday Visitor has combined the trusted NABRE version of the Catholic Bible with the teachings, wisdom, and instruction of Fr. Larry Richards in the Catholic Men's Bible, NABRE.

In 88 inserts, you will be challenged, enlightened, and even amused with topics like:
The Most Important Question
The Key to Manhood
God Has a Plan for Your Life
Men Strengthen Men
Sex is Holy
The Courage to Be a Man
What a Good Man is Like
Just Do It!

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Catholic Mom's Cafe: 5-Minute Retreats for Every Day of the Year Spiritual Growth Adult Donna-Marie Cooper O'Boyle 2013 Book 269 Book Motherhood is a miraculous vocation -- sometimes the miracle is just making it through the day!

Let's face it: being a mom is not for the faint of heart. Too often we just hit the ground running without giving ourselves -- or God -- a second thought. This collection of quick "mini-retreats for moms" can change all that.

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Catholic Perspective on the Purpose Driven Life Spiritual Growth Adult Joseph M. Champlin 2009 Book 108 Book

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Catholic Prayer Book Prayer Adult Msgr. Michael Buckley (compiled by) 1986 Hard Cover
Book Themes:
Christian Vocation, Sacraments, Daily & Special Occasion Prayers, Mary, Saints & Angels

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Catholic Quick View: Beliefs, Definitions, Prayers, and Practices Catholicism Youth & Adult Brian Singer-Towns 2005 Book 47 Book The perfect reference tool for home, work or school.

This book offers speedy access to some of the core elements of Catholicism, including these:

Beliefs
Prayers
Common Practices
Over 300 terms and definitions

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Catholic Social Teaching: Christian Life in Society Religious Education Grades 9 - 12 Singer-Towns, Brian 2012 Book 296 Book Twelfth grade elective course in Living In Christ series

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Catholic Social Teaching: Christian Life in Society - Teacher Guide Religious Education Grades 9 - 12 Anne T Herrick, EdD 2012 Book 168 Book Teacher Guide for text by same name

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Catholic Social Teaching: Our Best Kept Secret Social Justice Adult Peter J. Henriot 1990 Book 133 Book

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Catholic Spiritual Practices: A Treasury of Old and New Spirituality Youth & Adult Griffith, Colleen M c2012 Book 166 Book This collection by today's most respected Catholic writers offers a compendium of these practices, traditional and contemporary, that can enable us to sustain and grow a vibrant spriritual life.

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Catholic Update Guide to Communion Sacraments Youth Kendzia, Mary Carol 2012 Book 55 Book

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Catholic Update Guide to the Mass The Mass Youth & Adults Kendzia, Mary Carol 2011 Book 48 Book

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Catholic Update Guide to Vatican II Vatican II Youth & Adults Kendzia, Mary Carol 2012 Book 54 Book

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Catholic Woman's Book of Prayers Prayer Adult O'Boyle, Donna-Marie Cooper 2010 Book 80 Book Through this book of original and traditional prayers, inspiring writings, and uplifting words from the saints, you can be touched by God's divine love, thrive in affirmation from the Church, and understand and appreciate the true "feminine genius" that Christ offers.

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Catholic's Divorce Survival Leader's Guide Divorce Adult Rose Sweet 2010 Book 34 Book Leader's Guide to The Catholic's Divorce Survival Guide: Helping You Find Peace, Power, and Passion after your divorce study set.

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Catholicism: A Journey to the Heart of the Faith Church Adult Barron, Robert E 2011 Book 291 Book What is Catholicism? A 2,000-year old living tradition? A worldview? A way of life? A relationship? A mystery? In "Catholicism" Fr. Robert Barron examines all these questions and more, bringing the mysteries of the faith to life for a new generation.

Starting from the essential foundation of Jesus Christ's Incarnation, life, and teaching, Fr. Barron moves through the defining elements of Catholicism -- from sacraments, worship, and prayer, to Mary, the apostles, and saints, to grace, salvation, heaven and hell -- using his distinct and dynamic grasp of art, literature, architecture, personal stories, Scripture, theology, philosophy, and history to present the church to the world.


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Catholicism: The Pivotal Players Leader Guide Catholicism Youth & Adult Bishop Robert Barron 2016 Book 210 Book Leader Guide for DVD study series by same name.

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Catholics and Nuclear War: A Commentary on The Challenge of Peace Social Justice Adult
1983 Book 346 Book The complete text of "The Challenge of Peace: God's Promise and Our Response", the U.S. Catholic Bishops' Pastoral Letter on War and Peace with reflections and reactions by Charles Curran, Harry Fagan, James Finn, John Haughey, Bryan Hehir, Theodore Hesburgh, David Hollenbach, George Kennan, Joseph Komonchak, Richard McCormick, Philip Murnion, William Murnion, David O'Brien, Bruce Rusett, Sandra Schneiders, Peter Steinfels, Lester Thurow, and Gordon Zahn

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Catholics Can Come Home Again Catholics Coming Home Adult Carrie Kemp 2001 Book 236 Book This book explores the church's life-giving message of reconciliation. Carrie Kemp's writing shines with insights gained from 15 years of ministry to and with inactive Catholics. Reflecting the compassion and fervor of the reconciling Christ, this book contains valuable treasures for both active Catholics and those seeking to return."
Rev. Kenneth Boyack, CSP, director Paulist National Catholic Evangelization Association

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Catholics Coming Home: A Handbook for Churches Reaching Out to Inactive Catholics Catholics Coming Home Adult
1990 Book 224 Book "Anyone who wishes to minister to the 16 million inactive American Catholics would do very well to read this book."
Rev. Alvin Illig, director, Paulist National Catholic Evangelization Association

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Catholics Going Green: A Small-Group Guide for Learning and Living Environmental Justice Social Justice Youth & Adults Grazer, Walter E. 2009 Book 94 Book "Every believer hsould read this superb book. It shows why pollution is a social-justice problem and why its heaviest burdens are borne by the poor and the powerless. Down-to-earth, thoughtful, and insightful, it lead believers first to prayer and then to action to alleviate environmental problems. Designed for use either by small groups of by individuals..." Kristin Shrader-Frechette, PhD

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Celtic Soul Friend Spiritual Life Adult Edward C. Sellner 2002 Book 253 Book Lively and informative reading for anyone interested in the rich tradition of spiritual direction and companionship, as well as the roots of mentoring and support groups. Sellner's description of Celtic spirituality offers a vision of Christianity that cuts across denominational and ethnic boundaries and speaks to the hearts of contemporary Christians of all backgrounds.

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Centered Living Prayer Adult M. Basil Pennington, OCSO 1986 Book 204 Book In this enriching book, Fr. Pennington reveals how the spiritual insights of "centering" have profoundly changed the lives of contemporary Christians everywhere.

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Chalk Drawings Mystery Children and Youth Kids Murphy, Elspeth Campbell 2002 Book 32 Book Sara-Jane and her cousins, Timothy and Titus, with help from Jessica who is in Timothy's art class, solve a puzzle drawn in chalk outside of the school.

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Challenge and Spirituality of Catholic Social Teaching Catholic Social Teaching Adult Marvin L. Krier Mich 2005 Book 203 Book This book includes stories of transformation in the Spirit. The author weaves together the insights of the biblical tradition and the wisdom of Catholic social teaching with the stories of saints and spiritual leaders -- contemporary and ancient. These witnesses and martyrs who under the power of the Spirit lived out the meaning of the "glad tidings to the poor," the Gospel of Jesus Christ, invite us into that same process of transformation and discipleship.

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Challenge of Jesus Jesus Adult John Shea 1984-06 Paperback 168 Book "This is a book about looking through Jesus into the Mystery we share with him. To talk about Jesus is to reveal the nature and depth of our own investment in the human adventure." John Shea

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Chapter 13 Spiritual Growth Adult David Hocking 1992 Book 227 Book In this book the author takes us deeply into the substance of true love--its qualities, its requirements, and its rewards. Along the way we see God's unconditional, supernatural, sacrificial love--and discover that it's the gift that transforms our relationships and revitalizes our faith.

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Chasing the Kingdom: A Parable of Faith Fiction Youth & Adults Emile Griffin 1990 Book 115 Book Drawing from various classics like Alice in Wonderland and The Wizard of Oz, the author takes you on an adventure of fantasy and allegorical wisdom that offers profound insights on existence, faith, and salvation.

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Chicken Soup for the Christian Soul: Stories to Open the Heart and Rekindle the Spirit Spiritual Growth Adult Jack Canfield 1997 Book 402 Book

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Chicken Soup for the Kid's Soul: 101 Stories Spiritual Growth Children & Adults Jack Canfield 1998 Book 398 Book A collection of short stories, anecdotes, poems, and cartoons which present a positive outlook on life.

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Chicken Soup for the Mother's Soul: 101 Stories to Open the Hearts and Rekindle the Spirits of Mothers Spiritual Growth Adult Jack Canfield 1997 Book 354 Book Admittedly, we sometimes become oversentimental about motherhood. But in a climate of rampant cynicism and family disintegration, stories about maternal love, courage, devotion, and triumph can be immensely comforting and inspiring. Contributors such as Dave Barry, Barbara Bush, Reba McIntire, Erma Bombeck, and Joan Rivers offer celebrity appeal. But even more heart coddling are the stories by everyday women, sharing their intimate experiences about becoming a mother, almost losing a child, discovering miracles, and honoring the wisdom of grandmothers. Mothers of all ages will appreciate this book as a gift to themselves or as a gift to a beloved mom. But get out your handkerchiefs, the editors showed no restraint when it came to including tearjerkers. --Gail Hudson

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Chicken Soup for the Soul: 101 More Stories to Open the Heart and Rekindle the Spirit Spiritual Growth Adult Jack Canfield 1995 Book 328 Book

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Chicken Sunday Prayer Parents, Teachers, educators and children ages 3-7 Patricia Polacco 2010 Hardcover with guide 32 Book It all starts with a story--a children's story. Each of the nine guided reflections in this series uses a different popular children's book as a springboard for entering into imaginative prayer. After listening to the story, the child is gently guided into the scene to meet Jesus and prayerfully speak to him as one friend would speak with another. this series is designed for use by catechists, religion teachers, parents, grandparents--anyone who prays with children of any age and wants to lead them into a closer relationship with God.

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Child's Garden of Virtues: Stories About Virtues Virtue Children Teresa Harper 1996 Book 95 Book Virtues such as love, loyalty, hope, and courage are explained in easy-to-understand language, and illustrated with stories and poems from the Bible, classic tales, and historical and contemporary stories.

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Childchurch: Homily Outlines for Preaching to Children Liturgy Adult Ronald B. Mierzwa 1996 Paperback 118 Book

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Children's Bible Bible Children and adults
1965 Book 510 Book This Bible has been approved by an editoral board consisting of leaders of the Prostestant, Catholic and Jewish faiths. Done in full color, easy to read.

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Children's Letters to God Children All Ages Stuart Hample 1991 Book
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Children's Liturgy of the Word: Year B: September-November and Year C: December-May Liturgy Adult Elizabeth Wells 2003 Paperback 78 Book A liturgy resource for Year B- September-November and Year C: December-May.

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Choosing Joy: The Secret to Living a Fully Christian Life Spiritual Growth Adult Dan Lord 2012 Book 142 Book Choosing Joy will help you overcome obstacles and focus your heart, mind, and strength on God so that you can receive the happiness and peace that the world cannot give.

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Christ Our Hope: The Papal Addresses of the Apostolic Journey to the United States Popes Youth & Adults Pope Benedict XVI 2008 Book 139 Book Christ Our Hope is a complete set of Pope Benedict XVI's addresses, speeches, and homilies given in Washington, DC, and New York, from April 15 to April 20, 2008. This collection offers the opportunity to read and reflect upon the message of hope that the Holy Father proclaimed during this historic, second transcontinental journey of his pontificate. Beginning with his flight press conference, continuing with his arrival at Andrews Air Force Base and the different events in Washington, DC and New York, and concluding with his farewell message from John F. Kennedy Airport, this one volume contains the exact words spoken by Pope Benedict XVI.

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Christian Beginnings: Creative Teaching Ideas for Early Childhood & Primary Teachers Religious Education Young Children Beth Branigan McNamara 2000 Book 120 Book This binder is indexed by subjects: Advent, Christmas, All God's Children, Animals, Birds, Birthdays, Community Building, Fall, Easter, Thanksgiving, etc..

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Christian Morality: Our Response to God's Love Religious Education Grades 9 - 12 Singer-Towns, Brian 2012 Book 296 Book

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Christian Morality: Our Response to God's Love - Teacher Guide Religious Education Grades 9 - 12 Marion M Danforth 2012 Book 188 Book Teacher guide for text by same name

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Christian Mystics: Their Lives and Legacies throughout the Ages Spiritual Growth Adult Ursula King 2001 Book 270 Book Christian Mystics introduces sixty men and women whose great devotion and mystical relation to God transformed the times in which they lived and continue to affect our search for spirituality today. Beginning with major figures among the early Christians, this beautifully written book moves on to the great flowering of mysticism during the Middle Ages and the early modern period, followed by the Eastern Orthodox mystic tradition and concluding with the mystics of our time.

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Christian Prayer and Labyrinths: Pathways to Faith, Hope, and Love Prayer Youth & Adult Geoffrion, Jill Kimberly Hartwell 2004 Book 97 Book There are wonderful concise historical answers to Christian seekers' questions about the labyrinth and its use in their prayer lives. I loved the emphasis on the uniqueness of the labyrinth walk to the uniqueness of the Christian faith journey-there are no two alike.
Sally Howell Johnson, minister of adult ministries, Hennepin Avenue United Methodist Church
Minneapolis, MN

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Christian Simplicity: A Gospel Value Spiritual Growth Youth & Adults
2011 Book 128 Book A Seven-Session Discussion Course: Protecting God's Creation, Embracing Gospel Justice, Nurturing Spiritual Fulfillment

Session 1: Christian Simplicity: Compassionate Living
Session 2: Food: Buying and Eating are Moral Acts
Session 3: Consumption: Buying Less, Wasting Less
Session 4: Water: Conserving and Protecting
Session 5: Energy: Choosing Efficient and Clean
Session 6: Transportation: Getting Around
Session 7: Gratitude & Generosity: Becoming Involved

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Christian Spirituality in the Catholic Tradition

Jordan Aumann 2001 Book 326 Book This book is about how Catholic spirituality has been expressed through the ages.

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Christians History Adult Bamber Gascoigne 1977 Book 304 Book Whether he was God, or man, or myth, one thing is certain about Jesus Christ; no one has had a greater influence on human history. And no single strand traces such an intriguing pattern through the past 2,000 years, involves so many different cultures, brings in such varied art and architecture, or explains so much that is familiar and half-familiar as the story of the Christians.

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Christmas Therapy Seasonal Youth & Adults Karen Katafiasz 1994 Paperback 60 Book Insightful guidelines and enchanting illustrations will help you rediscover in your own heart the magic, the meaning and the mystery of this blessed time.

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Church & Abortion Abortion Adult
1993 Book 152 Book The writers are forthright and emphatic in addressing the subject. This book is written from the perspective of individual United Methodists; the proposals they articulate provide a springboard for reflection and debate by all Christians.

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Church After the Council Church History Adult Karl Rahner 1966 Hardcover 106 Book A mature discussion of the tasks set before the Church after the Second Vatican Council.

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Church and the New Media: Engaging the Digital Revolution Church and Ministry Youth & Adults Vogt, Brandon 2011 Book 224 Book We're experiencing the biggest communication shift since the printing press. What does the use of Facebook, YouTube, blogs and Twitter mean for the Church? How can Christians harness these new tools to reach out, teach, cultivate community and change the world?

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Church in Search of Itself: Benedict XVI and the Battle for the Future Pope Benedict XVI Adult Robert Blair Kaiser 2006 Book 261 Book A hugely informed look at the intensifying struggle over the future of the Catholic Church.

Despite the popularity of John Paul II, opposition to many of his policies had hardened among Catholics by the time of his death. The Church had become more doctrinaire, the voices of millions of dissenters ignored. Now Robert Blair Kaiser examines the most important and divisive issues confronting the Church: the sex abuse scandal, a shortage of priests due to the insistence upon celibacy, the ban on contraception, the roles of women and gays in the Church, the failure to reach out sincerely to other faiths, the increased participation of laypeople in Church affairs.

He gives us in-depth portraits of six of the cardinals who gathered in Rome in April 2005 to choose a new pope#Ratzinger from Germany, Mahony from the United States, Murphy-O#Connor from Britain, Rodríguez Maradiaga from Honduras, Arinze from Nigeria, and Darmaatmadja from Indonesia#and through them makes clear why Catholics worldwide are increasingly leaving the Church or defying Church doctrine. Finally, he explains why Ratzinger#s ascendance was assured, and what this might mean for the future.

With passion and heartfelt concern, Robert Blair Kaiser brilliantly illuminates the issues and the combatants in the battle for the souls of the Catholic world.

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Church: The Evolution of Catholicism Church Adult McBrien, Richard P 2008 Book 496 Book Reveals the evolution of the Church's relationship to the divine, its leadership of the faithful, and its role as a global religion.

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Church: Christ in the World Today Religious Education Grades 9 - 12 Albl, Martin C c2011 Book 247 Book

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Church: Christ in the World Today - Teacher Guide Religious Education Grades 9 - 12 Anne T Herrick, EdD c2011 Book 155 Book Teacher Guide for text by same name

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Circle of Saints: Stories and Activities for Children (ages 4-8) Religious Education Children Anne E. Neuberger 2009 Book 84 Book

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City of God Saints Adult St. Augustine 1958-02-01 Paperback 551 Book Augustine's City of God, a monumental work of religious lore, philosophy, and history, was written as a kind of literary tombstone for Roman culture. After the sack of Rome, Augustine wrote this book to anatomize the corruption of Romans' pursuit of earthly pleasures: "grasping for praise, open-handed with their money; honest in the pursuit of wealth, they wanted to hoard glory." Augustine contrasts his condemnation of Rome with an exaltation of Christian culture. The glory that Rome failed to attain will only be realized by citizens of the City of God, the Heavenly Jerusalem foreseen in Revelation. Because City of God was written for men of classical learning--custodians of the culture Augustine sought to condemn--it is thick with Ciceronian circumlocutions, and makes many stark contrasts between "Your Virgil" and "Our Scriptures." Even if Augustine's prose strikes modern ears as a bit bombastic, and if his polarized Christian/pagan world is more binary than the one we live in today, his arguments against utopianism and his defense of the richness of Christian culture remain useful and strong. City of God is, as its final words proclaim itself to be, "a giant of a book." --Michael Joseph Gross

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Claiming Earth as Common Ground: The Ecological Crisis through the Lens of Faith Social Justice Youth & Adult Andrea Cohen-Kiener 2009 Book 176 Book Can religious people save the environment? Can the environmental challenge save religion? Our planet is in trouble, and it will take an amazingly large and powerful force to shift into a more sustainable way of living. Spiritual leader and environmental activist Andrea Cohen-Kiener tells us that people of faith have the numbers, the passion, and the mandate to do it -- and that nothing else is strong enough to counter-balance "business as usual".

In this urgent call to action the author gathers insights from ecology coalitions, emerging theologies, and spiritual and environmental activists to rally and inspire us to work across denominational lines in order to fulfill our sacred values of our faith traditioins that drive our commitment to care for the earth. Acknowledging the challenges in working together to implement positive change, they present steps -- both big and small, for individuals and groups -- for reversing our direction from consumption to sustainability.

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Close to the Heart: A Guide to Personal Prayer Prayer Adult Margaret Silf 1999 Hard Cover 230 Book The Parts of this book include: Hearing God's Heartbeat, Entering Prayer, Learning to Focus, Using the Word as our guide, Stumbling Blocks and Stepping Stones.

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Cloud of Unknowing (The Classics of Western Spirituality) Spirituality Adult Anonomyous 1981-01-01 Paperback 293 Book This classic work on spirituality puts forth a method of contemplation that stresses the impotence of the understanding to break through the cloud of unknowing that separates God and humanity. Rather, "it is love alone that can reach God in this life."

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Cloud Of Witnesses Catholic Social Teaching Youth & Adults Jim Wallis & Joyce Hollyday 2005 Paperback 292 Book "We are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us therefore lay aside every weight...and let us ren with perseverance the race that is set before us..." Hebrews 12:1-2

Through interviews and biographical profiles, Cloud of Witnesses introduces us to a company of modern witnesses -- peacemakers, martyrs, saints -- who have embodied the gospel challenge of our day. We meet Dorothy Day, founder of the Catholic Worker movement; Fannie Lou Hamer, champion of teh freedom struggle in Mississippi; Thomas Merton, the Trappist monk and prophet of peace; and Martin Luther King, Jr., etc.

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Collage for the Soul Personal & Artistic Growth Adult Holly Harrison 2003 Book 136 Book For many people, art is at once a form of self-expression and discovery. Perhaps that's why collage#which is based on the idea of spontaneously layering images and symbols#is a favorite medium for crafters of all kinds.

This book approaches the topic by theme: 5 chapters present 20 projects that deal with expressing personal creativity, exploring and recording relationships, dreaming and wishing, finding inspiration in nature, and creating visual memoirs. The instructions tell how to create a personalized project, sharing necessary techniques while suggesting ideas for substituting personal themes and materials. The directions are a starting point to encourage the reader's own artistic journey, guiding the reader to contemplate, explore, and express thoughts and feelings through the medium of collage. An inspirational gallery concludes the book, with another 26 projects by leading artists in the field.

Whether a person's passion is stamping, decoupage, painting or paper art, this book shows how various collage techniques can combine to help any crafter or artist improve their craft and enrich their soul.

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Collected Letters of St Teresa of Avila Saints Adult Kieran Kavanaugh, O.C.D.
Book 702 Book The Letters written by St Teresa on her life and what she did as her work, offering a lot of detail that had never been seen

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Collected Works of St Teresa of Avila Saints Adult St. Theresa of Avila 1980 Paperback 554 Book Contains:
1. The Way of Perfection.
2. Meditations on the Song of Songs.
3. The Interior Castle.

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Come and Journey (music) Liturgy Adult David Haas 1985 Book 49 Book Various music.

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Coming On Home Soon Children Children Jacqueline Woodson 2004 Book 29 Book It's wartime, and women have to go to work while the men are off fighting. Ada Ruth's mama has a job in Chicago, and she must leave Ada Ruth and Grandma behind.

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Common Fire: Lives of Commitment in a Complex World Inspiration Adult Daloz, Laurent A 1996 Book 273 Book

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Common Sense Catechesis: Lessons from the Past, Road Map for the Future DRE Adult Fr. Robert J. Hater 2014 Book 256 Book With an engaging and personal style, Fr. Bob Hater considers both the future and the past in this one-of-a-kind bridge-building book about catechesis in America.

Discover Fr. Hater's entirely new concept for catechesis. It takes into account the historical framework over course of the 20th century and overlays key concepts to give catechetical leaders and catechists, usually volunteers, what they need to succeed today. Common Sense Catechesis requires two main things of the catechist:
1. Knowing the basic teachings to be taught, and
2. Devising ways to present them clearly and effectively

At the same time, Fr. Hater acknowledges the elements of each catechetical approach along the way...
- The memorization approach of the early 20th century
- The chaotic approach of the late 1960s and 1970s, and the effects of Vatican II
- The experiential abbroach of the 1980s and 1990s
- The systematic approach from the 1990s to today, and the influence of the Catechism of the Catholic Church

Let Fr. Hater's common sense approach bring energy and life to your catechetical ministry, ensuring that Christ is at the center of it all.

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Communion Rite at Sunday Mass Sacraments Adult Gabe Huck 1989 Book 111 Book This book looks at every aspect of the communion rite and shows how strong and beautiful it can be at every Mass in every parish.

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Companion to the Calendar: A Guide to the Saints and Mysteries of the Christian Calendar Saints Youth & Adults Mary Ellen Hynes 2007 Paperback 210 Book Saints are the guides of the pilgrim People of God journeying toward the heavenly Jerusalem. The stories of their exemplary lives sustain us and teach us. And even now, they join us in the praise of God in anticipation of our own arrival. Men and women who were martyrs, ascetics, monks, mothers, missionaries, miracle workers, teachers, bishops, poets, intercessors, health-care workers -- all are images of Christ for us, if we know their stories.

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Companions of Jesus Social Justice Youth & Adults Jon Sobrino 1990 Paperback 180 Book On November 16, 1989 Salvadoran troops invaded the quarters of Jesuit-run University in Central America in El Salvador. There they massacred six Jesuit priests - including the rector, Fr. Ellacuria - along with their housekeeper and her teen-age daughter. Companions of Jesus is not so much about the death of these priests, as about the faith and vision they stood for in life, and about the challenge their lives pose for the wider church.

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Compass Points: Meeting God Every Day at Every Turn Spiritual Growth Adult Margaret Silf 2009 Paperback 235 Book

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Compassion: Living in the Spirit of Francis Spiritual Growth Adult Delio, Ilia 2011 Book 142 Book What is compassion and how does it emerge in the human heart? What moves one to compassion? Can we learn compassion as a way of life? Can we let go of our fears to love more deeply?

This book guides us through the life of Francis tracing his growth from a selfish, materialistic young man to the humble, holy saint beloved by millions. With this book as your guide, you can do simple things every day to discover a more compassionate, open, fearless, and loving life -- just as St. Francis did.

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Compassion: A Reflection on the Christian Life Catholic Social Teaching Adult Henri Nouwen 2005 Book 137 Book Experiencing the power of God's care ~
In this provocative essay on that least understood virtue, compassion, the authors challenge themselves and us with these questions: Where do we place compassion in our lives? Is it enough to live a life in which we hurt one another as little as possible? Is our guiding ideal a life of maximum pleasure and minimum pain? Compassion answers 'no'.

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Complete Idiot's Guide to World Religions World Religions Youth & Adult Brandon Toropov 2002 Book 289 Book Whether an interested bystander or a student of comparative religion, The Complete Idiot's Guide# to World Religions, Second Edition is the perfect companion. The book features comprehensive overviews of the biggest religions in our world such as Hinduism and Christianity and overview sections on everything from Shinto to neo-paganism. Coverage includes: why learning about other faiths matters; different names and familiar ideas; multiple chapters on Judaism, Christianity, Islam, Hinduism and Buddhism; Asian religions such as Taoism, Confucianism and Shinto; ancient religions such Egyptians, Druids, Aztecs and Incas; non-scriptural nature religions from Africa, North America and island cultures; and new modes of worship for contemporary believers

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Complete Terese of Lisieux Saints Youth & Adult Translated & edited by Robert J. Edmonson, CJ 2009 Book 394 Book Comprhensive introduction to the most popular saint of the first half of the 20th century.

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Concise Guide to the Documents of Vatican II Church Adult Hahnenberg, Edward P 2007 Book 178 Book "The sixteen documents of the Second Vatican Council are the most important texts produced by the Catholic church in the past four hundred years. They shape virtually every aspect of church life today, but hardly anyone ever reads them..."
-- from the introduction
The author, Edward Hahnenberg holds a doctorate in theology from the University of Notre Dame. He is assistant professor of theology at Xavier University in Cincinnati, OH and author of "Ministries: A Relational Approach".

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Confessions of a Catholic Worker Biography Adult Michael Garvey 1978 Hardcover 132 Book This book discusses the author's reflections on entering the Catholic Worker Movement.

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Confessions of a Mega Church Pastor: How I Discovered the Hidden Treasures of the Catholic Church Spiritual Growth Adult Allen Hunt
Book 169 Book This is a powerful book! It is a raw, honest and moving story that has deepened my faith and my love for the Church, and from a perspective I could never have imagined. I can't recommend it highly enough for anyone who wants to know what it really means to be Catholic."
Patrick Lencioni, NY Times bestsellling author of The Five Dysfunctions of a Team and The Three Big Questions for a Frantic Family

"There is genius in Catholicism and Allen Hunt has masterfully demonstrated that what we so often take for granted about our faith can transform us in ways we have not even begun to imagine. If you only read one book this year that helps you grow in your faith, read this book!"
Matthew Kelly, NY Times bestsellling author of Rediscover Catholicism and The Rhythm of Life

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Confessions of Saint Augustine Saints Adult Translated by Edward Pusey, DD 1969 Paperback 255 Book This edition contains the complete Edward B. Pusey translation of the original Latin text.

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Confirmation: Gifted With the Spirit (Teacher's Edition) Sacraments Grades 8 - 12
2003 Spiral-bound 95 Book This is a religious education designed to help teens prepare to celebrate the sacrament of Confirmation. Each of the eight units provides a complete learning session on a theme important to the process of preparing for Confirmation.

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Confirmation: Gifted With the Spirit (Student book) Sacraments Grades 8 - 12
2003 Booklet 32 Book This is the workbook for the Teacher's Edition with the eight units.

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Conflict Resolution Therapy Forgiveness & Peacemaking Youth & Adults Juliette Garesche 2010 Paperback 76 Book Some basic skills to respectfully listen to one another's perspectives and work toward mutually beneficial solutions to our problems with conflict resolution.

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Conjectures of a Guilty Bystander Biography Youth & Adults Thomas Merton 1966 Hardcover 328 Book This book is a sequence of spontaneous-and sometimes poetic-notes, opinions, experiences, reflections, and meditations from the mind of Thomas Merton. Taken from notebooks he kept from 1956, this book is an intensely contemporary, intensely contemplative, assessment of both a single man's spiritual odyssey and of urgent moral issues.

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Connecting Young Adults to Catholic Parishes: Best practices in Catholic Young Adult Ministry Church Young Adult
2010 Book 272 Book Create a young adult-friendly parish using the wisdom, insight, and examples from the authors. This resource addresses how to do ministry with the young adults who are already present in the life of our parish and builds on the vision of the bishops' pastoral statement "Sons and Daughters of the Light" to motivate parish leaders to draw young adults into the life of the community and receive the gifts that they bring.

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Consoling the Heart of Jesus: A Do-It-Yourself Retreat, Inspired by the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius Spiritual Growth Youth & Adults Gaitley, Michael E 2010 Book 426 Book

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Consoling Thoughts on Trials of an Interior Life Saints Adult Saint Francis de Sales 2013 Book 161 Book In Consoling Thoughts on Trials of an Interior Life St. Francis de Sales, beloved Doctor of the Church, gives us treasured insight from the master of spiritual direction. How can the soul persevere in piety in the midst of affliction? How should we conduct ourselves when suffering interior trials? How can we profit from our own faults? St. Francis de Sales explains all this and more.

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Consuming Fire: A Christian Guide to the Old Testament Bible Study Adult Duggan, Michael W 2010 Book 686 Book The Consuming Fire will equip you to become an informed reader of the Bible, able to discern the unique contribution of each of the Old Testament's books to the dialogue.

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Contemplating Jesus Prayer Adult Robert Faricy, 1986 Paperback 36 Book The authors help those who are seeking to view or renew their basic understanding of contemplation.

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Contemplative Heart Prayer Adult James Finley 1999-12-01 Paperback 223 Book The author opens our everyday living to the contemplative traditions, practices, and teachings that have been traditionally the preserve of the monk, and he does so without diluting them.

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Continual Feast: Words of Comfort and Celebration Collected by Father Tim Spiritual Growth Adult Karon, Jan 2005 Book
Book For years, Mitford's Father Tim Kavanaugh has transcribed words of wisdom, faith, and encouragement into his dog-eared journals. Indeed, A Continual Feast contains lively ideas, common sense, profound wisdom, and plain good humor from the likes of C.S. Lewis, Emily Dickinson, William Blake, Helen Keller, G.K.Chesterton, and Will rogers, to name but a few.

This book is an entertaining and useful handbook for all who relish a good "aha"!

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Counting on Faith Children Ages 2 - 10 Maurice Prater 2015 Book unpaged Book In his foreword to Counting on Faith, Cardinal Timothy Dolan writes that he "likes this little book so much . . . " because " . . . it helps us to learn about God and our religion in an easy way, by going through so many numbers in the Bible."


#Kids love numbers. This love can lead them to the true love # love of God. Counting on Faith is a beautiful number walk for little ones toward God.# #Dr. Ray Guarendi

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Creating Moments of Joy for the Person With Alzheimer's or Dementia Psychology and Healing Adult Jolene Brackey 2007 Book 331 Book

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Creating True Peace: Ending Violence in Yourself, Your Family, Your Community and the World Spiritual Growth Youth & Adult Thich Nhat Hanh and the Plum Village Community 2003 Book 208 Book Bestselling author and Zen Buddhist monk Thich Nhat Hanh is one of the most respected peace activists in the world. Having lived through two wars in his native Vietnam, he strives to prevent conflict of all kinds, from the internal violence of individual thoughts to interpersonal and international aggression.

"Among Buddhist leaders influential in the West, Thich Nhat Hanh ranks second only to the Dalai Lama." -- The New York Times

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Creative Crafts for All Seasons Religious Education Children
1999 Book 95 Book Themes: Sacraments, Scripture, Seasons, Saints, Prayers

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Credible Signs of Christ Alive: Case Studies from the Catholic Campaign for Human Development (Copy 2) Social Justice Adult John P. Hogan 2003 Paperback 130 Book

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Crisis of Saints Spiritual Growth Adult George William Rutler 1995 Book 204 Book This is a collections of essays on moral issues. The author takes a penetrating look at the moral and spiritual condition of late twentieth-century society and the Church. He uses historical figures as illustrations.

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Cross at Ground Zero Spirituality Adult Benedict J. Groeschel 2002-02 Paperback 144 Book Fr. Benedict reassures that the steel cross found in the ruins of the World Trade Center leads to the cross of Jesus.

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Crossing Home: The Spiritual Lessons of Baseball Spiritual Growth Youth & Adults James Penrice 1993 Paperback 118 Book

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Crossing the Threshold of Hope Pope John Paul II Youth & Adults Pope John Paul II 1994 Hardcover 244 Book 2 copies in Deanery Library

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Cry of Absence: Reflections for the Winter of the Heart Spiritual Growth Adult Martin E. Marty 1983 Book 172 Book ...The fury and the bleakness within the soul can remain, no matter what the season or the weather...
"My visit to the wintering heart, this book-length pilgrimage into and through a season that never wholly disappears, devotes itself entirely to a wintry sort of spirituality....This sort, in the end, seeks a security that is attached through fidelity to the secure source, the Presence, the Thou. 'The Lord is close to those whose courage is broken and he saves those whose spirit is crushed' (Psalm 34:38). In the end, despite the psalms' riddles and hard questions, trust can grow along with hope. There on the horizon next to the horizon of those who have seen God excluded remain people in whom the mystery of faith grows...." Martin E. Marty

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Cup of Grace to Go: What Jesus Might Say to Start Your Day Spirituality Youth & Adults Anita M. Constance 2002 Paperback 109 Book This book offers honest, down-to-earth, personal reflections based on a day's scripture passage, it also includes brief responses from Jesus--things he might say to you today.

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Cup of Our Life: A Guide for Spiritual Growth Spiritual Growth Adult Joyce Rupp 1997 Paperback 181 Book Rupp shares how the ordinary cups we use each day can become sacred vessels that connect us with life and draw us closer to God. There are six weekly themes based on different images of the cup. The open cup, the chipped cup, the broken cup, the blessing cup...

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Cure of Ars: The Priest Who Out-Talked the Devil Saints Youth & Adults Milton Lomask 1998 Book 148 Book A very readable story about the life of the Cure of Ars

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Curious Garden Christian Living Ages 2-8 years Brown, Peter 2009 Hard Cover 18 Book Liam discovers a hidden garden and with careful tending spreads color throughout the gray city.

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Da Vinci Deception General Literature Adult Ted Sri; Mark Shea; Editors of the Catholic Exchange 2006 Paperback 132 Book This book tries to clear up the misunderstandings created by the original book and movie, 'The Da Vinci Code'.

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Daily Prayers for Busy People Prayer Adult William J. O'Malley 1996 Paperback 192 Book "The busier we are the more we need to withdraw awhile to remind ourselves of what is important, to keep our heads straight and pointing in the right direction...The goal of these prayers is connecting with and resting in God, not trying to learn anything or to make 'progress in the spiritual life.' Remember, God will lead us as God will.." Using the Bible, passages from other great works of literature, and evocative original prayers, William O'Malley, SJ, has composed a four-week cycle of daily morning, midday, and evening prayers. The prayers may be said quickly, but each one provides a rich source for further meditation.

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Daily Readings With a Modern Mystic: Selections from the Writings of Evelyn Underhill Prayer Adult Evelyn Underhill 1993 Paperback 179 Book "This is an exceptioal book about the common human craving for God, an extraordinary book about the ordinary search for God in daily life, all seen through the eyes of a profoundly simple woman, Evelyn Underhill." John Powers, CP author of Holy & Human: Mystics for Our Time

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Daily Reflections for Highly Effective People Daily Reflections
Stephen R. Covey
Book 368 Book A Daily reflection to help mediate with the reflections of the habits by people.

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Daily Reflections of Carlo Carretto: God's Name Is Love Spiritual Growth Adult Joseph Diele 1996 Paperback 131 Book

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Dakota: A Spiritual Geography Spiritual Life Adult Kathleen Norris 1994 Paperback 222 Book After 20 years of living in the "Great American Outback," as Newsweek once designated the Dakotas, poet Kathleen Norris (The Cloister Walk) came to understand the fascinating ways that people become metaphors for the land they inhabit. When trying to understand the polarizing contradictions that exist in the Dakotas between "hospitality and insularity, change and inertia, stability and instability.... between hope and despair, between open hearts and closed minds," Norris draws a map. "We are at the point of transition between east and west in the United States," she explains, "geographically and psychically isolated from either coast, and unlike either the Midwest or the desert west." Like Terry Tempest Williams (Refuge), Norris understands how the boundary between inner and outer scenery begins to blur when one is fully present in the landscape of their lives. As a result, she offers the geography lesson we all longed for in school. This is a poetic, noble, and often funny (see her discussion on the foreign concept of tofu) tribute to Dakota, including its Native Americans, Benedictine monks, ministers and churchgoers, wind-weathered farmers, and all its plain folks who live such complicated and simple lives. --Gail Hudson

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Dance of Life: Weaving Sorrows And Blessings into One Joyful Step Spirituality Adult Henri J. M. Nouwen 2006-04 Book 220 Book At the heart of Henry Nouwen's theology is the idea that the spiritual life is a process of embracing our imperfections and finding the transforming power of God at work within us. His words will help guide readers through the darkness, loneliness, and turmoil of life's challenges.

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Dance--The Sacred Art: The Joy of Movement as Spiritual Practice Spirtual Life Adult Cynthia Winton-Henry 2009 Paperback 194 Book Seize the joy and healing power of dance! Drawing from her years of experience as a dance and movement teacher, and as cofounder of the international dance organization InterPlay, Cynthia Winton-Henry helps you overcome your embarrassment or anxiety and discover in dance a place of solace and restoration, as well as an energizing spiritual force. She taps into the spirit of dancing throughout history and in many world cultures to provide detailed exercises that will help you learn to trust your body and interpret its physical and spiritual intentioins. For both newcomers and seasoned movers alike, she encourages you to embrace dance as a spiritual tool.

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Dancing Standing Still: Healing the World from a Place of Prayer Spiritual Growth Youth & Adult Richard Rohr 2014 Book 105 Book In this revised edition of "A Lever and a Place to Stand", Richard Rohr explores the challenges, rewards, and possibilities of integrating the contemplative life with an active and engaged life. Rohr invites us to move outward in compassion from a prayerful stance.

"A master of straightforward language about the Christian spiritual life, Franciscan Richard Rohr has a unique way of expressing profound insights in expansive new ways." -- Presence

"Rohr repeatedly discovers profound meanings in little things. That is why he is so effective as a writer and a retraet leader with an international audience."
-- Spirituality and Practice

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Dangers to the Faith: Recognizing Catholicism's 21st-Century Opponents Christianity & Economics Adult Al Kresta 2013 Book 303 Book "The Catholic Church is under attack. Whether it's New Atheism or ancient heresies like Gnosticism, the challenges to the Catholic Church are coming from all angles. The proponents of such movements employ arguments that appeal not just to reason, but also to our emotions, and even to the common doubts that can plague many Catholics. Combating these errant worldviews requires deep knowledge of the faith and the willingness to unflinchingly tell the truth. That's where Al Kresta comes in."--Page 4 of cover.

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Daniel Comboni: The Man and His Message. Biography Adult Aldo Gilli 1980 Paperback 255 Book This book is a selection of the writings of Bishop Daniel Comboni, (1831-1881), founder of the Verona Fathers, as he spread the Good News of Jesus Chirst to the peoples of Africa

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Daring Promise: A Spirituality of Christian Marriage Marriage Adult Richard Gaillardetz 2002 Book 143 Book "A wonderful synthesis of theological understanding and practical experience -- astute, wise and easy to read."
Sydney Callahan, PhD, Psychologist and Columnist for Commonweal

"Informed by the riches of the Christian traditon and shaped from first page to last by Gaillardetz's own experience of marital commitment and family life, this insightful exercise in the theology of marriage is shot through with earthy spiritual wisdom." Dr. Michael Downey, Professor of Systematic Theology and Spirituality, St. John's Seminary, Camarillo.

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David and Goliath Children Ages 2 - 10 Retold by Catherine Storr
Book 31 Book

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Day By Day with Saint Augustine Saints Adult Donald X. Burt 2006 Paperback 311 Book The short, daily meditations in this book are candid reflections on the challenges of living a life of faith from someone who experienced the pitfalls. His wisdom is timeless, his words are profound, and his message is relevant.

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Day The Sun Danced: The True Story of Fatima Fatima Children Father Robert J. Fox 1988 Book 60 Book The story of Fatima

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De-Coding Da Vinci: The Facts Behind the Fiction of The Da Vinci Code Da Vinci Code Adult Amy Welborn 2004 Paperback 124 Book

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Dear Heart, Come Home : The Path of Midlife Spirituality Spiritual Life Adult Rupp, Joyce 1996 Book 205 Book Joyce Rupp shares her own midlife journey -its ups and downs-with such honesty and insight that you will surely identify with and benefit from the discoveries she has made along the way.

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Desire of the Everlasting Hills Jesus Adult Thomas Cahill 1999 Paperback 353 Book This book offers a unique presentation of Jesus and his times. The author invites readers into an ancient world to commune with some of the most influential people who ever lived.

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Desires of the Heart w/music CD Prayer Adult Lisa Anslinger 2006 Paperback with CD
Book This book of forty-eight prayer experiences helps readers develop their relationship with God, and become aware of the many ways we encounter God in our daily lives. Included with this book is a CD of music to use within these prayer experiences.

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Diary of a City Priest Biography Youth & Adults John P. McNamee 1993 Paperback 258 Book The author has lived and worked among the poor of Philadelphia for more than 25 years. He has tried to record the effects of those years on his own faith and sensibility. this journal captures the fragile--often tragic--beauty of the neighborhoods that surround him, as well as the strength and faith of the people whose lives he encounters.

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Diary of Saint Maria Faustina Kowalska Saints Youth & Adult Maria Faustina 2014 Book 720 Book Complete Diary of St. Faustina Kowalska
The Apostle of the Divine Mercy devotion
The story behind the famous image
Learn about the Divine Mercy of Jesus Christ
A must-read for Christians all over the world!

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Did Jesus Have A Last Name? and 199 other questions from Catholic teenagers. Religious Education Young Adult Matthew Pinto 2005 Book 261 Book

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Dietrich Bonhoeffer: A Spoke in the Wheel Biography Youth & Adults Renate Wind 1992 Paperback 182 Book The story of the Christian theologian who spoke out against Hitler's actions during WWII and was executed for it.

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Dimensions of Forgiveness: Psychological Research & Theological Perspectives Sacraments Adult
1998 Book 368 Book The scientific study of forgiveness is a new approach to an age-old problem -- a rapidly expanding field that can demonstrate, through scholarly research, the practical steps and benefits of the process of forgiveness in our homes, in our communities, and in our world.

Contributors:
Roy F. Baumeister
Catherine T. Coyle
Elliot N. Dorff
Robert D. Enright
Julie Juola Exline
Alex H.S. Harris
Frederic Luskin
Martin E. Marty
Michael E. McCullough
Kenneth I. Pargament
Mark S. Rye
Lewis B. Smedes
Kristin L. Sommer
Carl E. Thoresen
Everett L. Worthington, Jr.

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Disabled Disciple: Ministering in a Church Without Barriers Ministry Resources Adult Browne, Elizabeth J 1997 Book
Book Imagine ministering in a Church without barriers. We all must recognize that the invisible minority -- those ignored, overlooked, and patronized because of their physical and mental disabilities -- can play a viable and important role in the Church.

In defining a theology of disability/inclusion within the Church, The Disabled Disciple is a must-read for ministers and pastors. Its impact is twofold--it not only tells how to minister more effectively to the disabled, but it also explains how the disabled can become invaluable contributors to the parish's ministry.

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Discernment in Prayer: Paying Attention to God Prayer Adult William A. Barry, SJ 1990 Paperback 128 Book This book is an exercise in discernment. " I am convinced that we encounter God in a mysterious way and that God wants a personal relationship with each one of us." Author William A. Barry, SJ. This book helps people pay attention to these encounters.

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Divine Beauty: The Invisible Embrace Spiritual Growth Adult John O'Donohue 2004 Paperback 1 Book A thinker who seamlessly weaves philosophy and theology, O'Donohue stops us in our tracks, reminding us that we might be alive for reasons other than productivity or consumption.

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Divine Dance: The Trinity and Your Transformation Spiritual Growth Adult Richard Rohr 2016 Book 220 Book "Drawing from Scripture, theology, and the deepest insights of mystics, philosophers, and sages throughout history, the authors present a compelling alternative to aloof and fairytale versions of God: God as Community...as Friendship...as Dance"--

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Divine Hours, Volume II: Prayers for Autumn and Wintertime Prayer Adult Phyllis Tickle 2000-09-19 Hardcover 647 Book The Divine Hours: Prayers for Autumn and Wintertime by Phyllis Tickle draws on the Book of Common Prayer and the Church Fathers, as well as the New Jerusalem Bible, to provide daily readings and prayers (for morning, noon, vespers, and complin) for every day between October and January. Tickle's book of hours modernizes the ancient practice of fixed-hour prayer, as originally practiced by the Jews ("Seven times a day do I praise you" [Psalm 119:164]) and adapted by early Christians. The book's introduction provides a short history of this tradition of prayer, whose centrality in Christian worship was cemented in the sixth century, when St. Benedict fashioned the rule of his community according to the schedule of fixed-hour prayer. The introduction also encourages readers to experiment with sung and chanted prayer (the encouragement includes the tantalizing observation by Saint Augustine that "Whoever sings, prays twice"). The discipline described by The Divine Hours is demanding, but the rewards, as Tickle describes them, are great. Christians who practice fixed-hour prayer "find themselves filled with a conscious awareness that they are handing their worship, at its final 'Amen,' on to other Christians in the next time zone. Like relay runners passing a lighted torch, those who do the work of fixed-hour prayer create thereby a continuous cascade of praise before the throne of God."

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Divine Hours: Prayers for Summertime Prayer Adult Phyllis Tickle 2000-03-14 Hardcover 651 Book The Divine Hours trilogy is meant to be a manual for "fixed hour prayer"--an age-old discipline of saying prayers at certain times of the day. (Fixed prayer is also known as "liturgy of hours," "keeping the hours," or "saying the offices.") The psalms contained in the beautiful trilogy (summertime, wintertime, and springtime) read like ancient poems and are made even more meaningful and powerful when sung or chanted, according to Phyllis Tickle, who lovingly gathered and organized these rich volumes. The book is organized by dates, starting with the Monday nearest to June and closing with the Saturday closest to September 28. Upon each date, readers can find complete prayers for "The Morning Office" on through the "Vespers Office" (between 5 and 8 p.m.). The clear organization and elegantly designed pages make this an excellent companion for a time-honored form of private worship and devotion. Newcomers to fixed hour prayer as well as longstanding devotees will find this an appealing and impressive guide.

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Divine Mercy Novena and Chaplet Jesus Youth & Adults St. Maria Faustina 1993 Paperback 1 Book How to pray the Chaplet of The Divine Mercy.

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Divorce and Beyond: A Workbook for Recovery and Healing Divorce Adult James Greteman, CSC 2004 Book 94 Book This classic resource is designed for those who are recently divorced or have already filed for it. It covers the experiences and emotions that divorcing people go through in the early stages of divorce and suggests activities for making their divorce a growing experience. Originally intended for a Catholic audience, Divorce and Beyond, is easily adapted to an interdenominational or interfaith group.

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Do Not Be Afraid Psychology and Healing Adult Johnn Christoph Arnold 2002 Book 204 Book Since September 11, who hasn't felt the grip of fear? Fear of accidents or acts of terror, illness or dying, loneliness or grief - if you're like most people, such anxieties may be robbing you of the peace that could be yours.

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Do the Angels Watch Close By? Children and Youth K-12 Joslin, Mary 1998 Hard Cover 26 Book Descriptions based on Scripture present angels singing, rejoicing, dancing with delight, and comforting the fearful. this is a book of encouragement for anyone who has ever needed a guardian angel.

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Doctors of the Church Church History Youth & Adults Benedict XVI, Pope 2011 hardcover 271 Book This overview by Pope Benedict enables us to trace in broad terms the history of Catholic learning adn the way in which its development bears witness not only to the intellectual challenges to faith from age to age but also to styles of spirituality that have given encouragement to those searching for genuine holiness according to the needs of each age.

Francis Cardinal George, OMI, Archbishop of Chicago

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Doctors of the Church: Thirty-Three Men and Women Who Shaped Christianity Catholic Social Teaching Youth & Adult Bernard McGinn 1999 Book 193 Book In two-thousand years of Church history only thirty-three individuals have been named as Doctors of the Church. This book is designed to tell ordinary readers everything they always wanted to know about these important leaders but didn't know who to ask. this is the only book that provides the perennial wisdom of all thirty-three doctors for any who wish to deepen their grasp of the roots of the Christian faith.

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Does God Know How to Tie Shoes? Children Ages 4-8. Nancy White Carlstrom c1993 Book
Book As a young girl walks with her parents through the countryside, her questions elicit responses that help her to know God better.

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Dogspell: A Dogmatic Theology on the Abounding Love of God Spiritual Life Youth & Adults Mary Ellen Ashcroft 2000 Paperback 86 Book This playful yet substantial "Dogmatic" book of theology addresses our central human longing to be deeply loved. This is also an incarnational theology, putting us in contact with a God who is willing to roll in the earth with us, who is willing to dive in to "rescue" us and whose tracks can be seen throughout our homes and lives.

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Dolorous Passion of Our Lord Jesus Christ Jesus Adult Anne Catherine Emmerich 1983 Book 382 Book The book that inspired the blockbuster film, The Passion of the Christ. Faithful to the Biblical account of the Passion, it fills in many hitherto unknown details. Edifying, inspiring, surprising, and heart-rending, Emmerich's descriptions of our Lord's Passion will melt a heart of stone. This book is the best on the Passion we have seen. It also wonderfully portrays the Blessed Mother's role in our redemption. Includes a short biography of Sr. Emmerich. A great book for the whole family!

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Don't Cry, Lion! Children and Youth Young Children Mackall, Dandi Daley 2001 Hard Cover 24 Book When he is thrown into a pit with a big, mean lion, a little lion is frightened until Daniel shows him that God is bigger than any bully.

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Don't Rock the Boat!: The Story of the Miraculous Catch Children Ages 2 - 5 Marilyn Lashbrook c1989 Book 32 Book Retells for beginning readers the New Testament story of how Jesus filled the fishermen's empty nets with fishes.

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Door of Mercy: Study Guide Divine Mercy Adult Fr. Jeffrey Kirby, STL 2016 Study Program 141 Book Doors of Mercy: Exploring God#s Covenant With You is an 8-week journey through salvation history, from God#s merciful promises to Adam, Noah, Abraham, Moses, and David, to the prophets# call to renewal, to the fulfillment of God#s promises in Christ.

Student Study Guide

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Doors of Mercy Leader's Guide Divine Mercy Adult Fr. Jeffrey Kirby, STL 2016 Book 165 Book Doors of Mercy: Exploring God#s Covenant With You is an 8-week journey through salvation history, from God#s merciful promises to Adam, Noah, Abraham, Moses, and David, to the prophets# call to renewal, to the fulfillment of God#s promises in Christ.

Leader's Guide to this study set.

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Dorothy Day: Writings from Commonweal Biography Adult Day, Dorothy 2002 Book 173 Book Day's "Commonweal" pieces offer the reader not only an overview of Day's fascinating life but also a compendium of her prophetic insights, spiritual depth, and unforgettable prose. her writing transcends her times.

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Dorothy Day: A Biography Biography Adult William D. Miller 1982 Hardcover 527 Book A detailed biography of Dorothy Day.

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Doubter's Novena: Nine Steps to Trust with the Apostle Thomas Prayer Adult Aquilina, Mike 2010 Book 127 Book The reader can find tremendous satisfaction by meditating on the life and works of the Apostle Thomas. This collection of nine daily readings will show you the way to confidence in Christ.

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Dreams of My Eagle Bereavement Adult William D Schoonover 2014 Book 237 Book In Dreams of My Eagle, author William Schoonover leads us through his personal journey with grief and pain, revealing his encounters with visions of his wife#s spirit, multiple dustings of Gold Flakes from Heaven, and apparitions that only could have been bestowed by God. Dreams of My Eagle will help you understand how to accept the loss of your loved one and continue to live with the unforgettable memories. The author allowed God#s love to enter his life, which lead to an overwhelming abundance of joy and happiness. William concludes that everyone can have these consolations if they do as the bible says, #Ask and you shall receive.#

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Drinking From A Dry Well

Thomas H Green 1991 Paperback
Book The author returns to the "dry well' ( the dark night), to share what the last ten years have shown him. In this book he explores the dryness and finds there a spot where both mature pray-ers and active contemplatives " can be at home" and can learn to live gracefully " drinking from the dry well of prayer."

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E Squared: Nine Do-it-Yourself Energy Experiments That Prove Your Thoughts Create Your Reality Psychology and Healing Adult Grout, Pam 2013 Book
Book E-Squared could best be described as a lab manual with simple experiments that prove reality is malleable, consciousness trumps matter, and you shape your life with your mind. Yes, you read that right. It says prove. The nine experiments, each of which can be conducted with absolutely no money and very little time expenditure, demonstrate that spiritual principles are as dependable as gravity, as consistent as Newton's laws of motion. Rather than take it on faith, E-Squared invites you to prove the following principles: There is an invisible energy force or field of infinite possibilities; You impact the field and draw from it according to your beliefs and expectations; Your connection to the field provides accurate and unlimited guidance; The universe is limitless, abundant, and strangely accomodating. -- P. [4] of cover.

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Ear of the Heart: From Hollywood to Holy Vows Spiritual Growth Youth & Adult Mother Delores Hart O.S.B 2013 Book 457 Book Dolores Hart stunned Hollywood in 1963, when after ten highly successful feature films, she chose to enter a contemplative monastery. Now, fifty years later, Mother Dolores gives this fascinating account of her life, with co-author and life-long friend, Richard DeNeut.

Dolores was a bright and beautiful college student when she made her film debut with Elvis Presley in Paramount's 1957 Loving You. She acted in nine more movies with other big stars such as Montgomery Clift, Anthony Quinn and Myrna Loy. She also gave a Tony-nominated performance in the Broadway play The Pleasure of His Company and appeared in television shows, including The Virginian and Playhouse 90. An important chapter in her life occurred while playing Saint Clare in the movie Francis of Assisi, which was filmed on location in Italy.

Born Dolores Hicks to a complicated and colorful Chicago family, Mother Dolores has travelled a charmed yet challenging road in her journey toward God, serenity and, yes, love. She entered the Abbey of Regina Laudis in Bethlehem, Connecticut, at the peak of her career, not in order to leave the glamorous world of acting she had dreamed of since childhood, but in order to answer a mysterious call she heard with the "ear of the heart". While contracted for another film and engaged to be married, she abandoned everything to become a bride of Christ.

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Earth Community Earth Ethics Social Justice Youth & Adult Larry L. Rasmussen 1996 Book 366 Book This award-winning book provides a comprehensive approach to issues of social cohesion and ecological concern, synthesizing insights from religion, ethics, and environmental science in a single vision for creating a sustainable community of the Earth. With environmental ethics as its principle focus, this book brings together insights from diverse sources on the state of the environment -- and what can be done, now, to halt the degradation of life.

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Earth Prayers From around the World: 365 Prayers, Poems, and Invocations for Honoring the Earth Prayer Youth & Adults Elizabeth Roberts 1991 Paperback 451 Book

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Easter Vigil & Other Poems Pope John Paul II Adult Karol Wojtyla 1979 Hardcover 81 Book This book is the only English translation authorized by the Vatican of the poems of Pope John Paul II.

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Echo Stories for Children: Celebrating Saints and Seasons in Word and Action Ministry Resources Kids Zyromski, Page McKean 1998 pbk. 158 Book Permission to reproduce items in the book comes with purchase.

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Effective Management of Volunteer Programs Pastoral Helps Adult Marlene Wilson 1976 Paperback 197 Book A rare combination of humane and very effcient management perspectives characterize this practical guide to volunteer management. Warm and humorous illustrations from practice brighten sound theories of management.

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Eighth American Saint: The Story of Saint Mother Theodore Guerin, Founderress of the Sisters of Providence of Saint Mary-Of-The-Woods, Indian Saints Adult Katherine Burton 2006-11 Paperback 269 Book A biography of St. Theodora

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Elf-help for Healing from Divorce Psychology and Healing Adult Lankston, Kathryn 2001 Paperback
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Elf-help for Raising a Teen Family Life Adult Auer, Jim 2000 Book
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Embracing Eternity: Living Each Day With a Heart Toward Heaven Daily Reflections Adult Tim LaHaye c2004 Book 398 Book With the best-selling Left Behind series as background, this 365-day devotional is for fans of the popular series. Perfect for those interested in studying God's promises for the future, with key examples from the fiction books. Writer Frank Martin joins the LaHaye/Jenkins team to make this a practical, inspirational tool for personal spiritual growth.

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Embracing Latina spirituality : a woman's perspective Spiritual Growth Adult Gonzalez, Michelle A 2009 Book 89 Book Latinas treat the sacred in ways that are similar to the ways we treat those we encounter every day: we converse with statues of saints and Mary, leave them flowers and light candles to persuade them to gain favor for us, and become angry when prayers are not answered. These everyday aspects of Latina spirituality reflect a strong sense of family and community that we can embrace as a refreshing spiritual alternative to the individualism that permeates our society.

Enering into the world of Latina spirituality offers new ways to understand self and community and to approach prayer, diversity and the struggle against oppression. Latina spirituality provides us an entry point into true unity.

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Embracing Our Blessings: Faces of the Beatitudes Spirituality Adult Kathleen O. Chesto 2006 Paperback 98 Book This book walks us through the life of Jesus, through the stories he told and the people he touched, and identifies these people of blessing. Each of these stories casts a powerful new light on a particular beatitude so that you might be better able to identify these gifts within yourself.

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Embracing the Wounds of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder Healing Adult Bernadette Cioch 2008 Book 107 Book Practical guidance, wisdom, and encouragement that offer hope to victims of PTSD

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Emerging Catholic Church: a Community's Search for Itself Church Adult Roberts, Tom 2011 Book 204 Book "A searingly insightful, sometimes necessarily critical, but always loving portrait of today's Church. Required reading for anyone who wants to keep the spirit of Vatican II alive."
Paul Wilkes, author of The Seven Secrets of Successful Catholics

"Tom Roberts draws on his prodigious journalistic skills and his inner eye in this encouraging, not to say emboldening, panorama of contemporary
Catholicism...This is a book about the healthy living Church, imperfect, striving, yet filled with sunlight and fresh air that gives us life, and life to the full."
Eugene C. Kennedy, Emeritus Professor of Psychology, Loyola University of Chicago

"Roberts casts the Catholic sexual abuse crisis as both a scandal of crimes against the innocent and as the symbolic ground on which the hierarchical Church and the diverse People of God struggle to negotiate what the Catholic Church can be and who will determine its future. This is an important read for anyone interested in the Spirit of evergence in today's Catholic Church."
Mary Gail Frawley-O'Dea, author of Perversion of Power: Sexual Abuse in the Catholic Church

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Encyclopedia of Celtic Wisdom: The Celtic Shaman's Sourcebook Spiritual Growth Adult Caitlin Matthews 1994 Hardcover 433 Book Celtic experts Caitlin and John Matthews present inspirational primary material, rich in ancient wisdom, lore, and mythology. For readers who are fascinated by Celtic traditions, and spiritual heritage, this unique reference introduces several new translations of powerful Celtic literature, including stories, poems, and visionary writing#many dating from the 7th century
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Brimming with invaluable ancestral knowledge and previously unavailable texts, this invaluable sourcebook offers readers a rare insight into shamanic memory, druidic divination and prophecy, shape-shifting myths, stories about soul loss and restoration, legendary magic, and healing traditions.

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Encyclopedia of Saints Saints Youth & Adult Matthew Bunson and Margaret Bunson 2014 Book 1022 Book From Aaron to Zygmunt -- and 10,000 in between -- here are the "holy ones" of the Church! Whether you're a young student, or a serious scholar, or someone who is just curious about the lives of the saints, this is the encyclopedia for you!

This book contains massive amounts of information at your fingertips, including:
Patron saints
Various spellings of saints' names
Details of the saint's life in the context of his or her times
Companion martyrs and family members
A calendar of feast days
A complete history of the canonization process
Doctors of the Church
Canonized popes
Emblems of the saints
Documents from the Council of Trent and Vatican Council II
And much more!

Indexed and cross-referenced for easy searching, this book is also a fun book to simply browse through and find new saints and blesseds you want to get to know.

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Encyclopedia of U.S. Catholic History Church History Youth & Adult Matthew Bunson 2013 Book 1004 Book

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Enneagram spirituality: From Compulsion to Contemplation Spiritual Growth Adult Suzanne Zuercher, OSB 1992 Book 172 Book

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Enneagram: a Journey of Self-Discovery Spiritual Growth Adult Maria Beesing, OP 1984 Book 223 Book The Enneagram is a most helpful instrument in assisting persons to see themselves in the mirror of their minds, especially so see the images of personality distorted by compulsions and other basic attitudes about self. This book grew out of the authors experience at The Jesuit Retreat House in Cleveland, OH and numerous other Centers throughout the U.S. and Canada. The authors help us identify and admit the prevailing compulsions of the "nine" basic personality types and thus to see life more fully and to search for practical guidelines for personal healing. Careful study of the Enneagram, preferably connected with involvement in Enneagram workshops or retreats, results in a new self-understanding and brings us to greater personal freedom under the lead of the Spirit.

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Environment Catholic Social Teaching Youth & Adults Pope Benedict XVI 2012 Book 175 Book Pope Benedict has not been shy in regards to issues of the environment. He has spoken frequently about everyone's right to food, right to water, and responsible sharing.

Excerpts from what Pope Benedict has had to say results in the treasure-trove of insights and inspiration surrounding the Church and the world in which we live.

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Ephesians: Discover Your Inheritance Study book Bible Study Adult Jeff Cavins 2016 Book 83 Book This full-color Study Set is essential for each participant and small-group facilitator of Ephesians: Discover Your Inheritance. It includes:

Session Overviews
Engaging study questions for small-group discussion
Responses to the questions
Talk notes for the video presentations


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Epic: The Early Church Leaders Guide Bible Study Youth & Adults Steve Weidenkopf 2012 Book 175 Book Leader's Pack to accompany Bible Study - Epic: The Early Church

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Epic: The Early Church Study Set Bible Study Youth & Adults Steve Weidenkopf 2012 Book 149 Book Student study set to be used with Epic: The Early Church bible study.

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Essential Catholic Prayer Book: A Collection of Private and Community Prayers Prayer Adult Judy Bauer 1999-11-02 Paperback 285 Book Bringing together more than 250 traditional prayers and devotions that cover every aspect of the Catholic heritage, this book is a comprehensive, easy-to-use resource for those seeking a more satisfying and varied prayer life.

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Eternal Echoes Inspiration Youth & Adults John O'Donohue 1999 Paperback 274 Book There is a divine restlessness in the human heart, our eternal echo of longing that lives deep within us and never lets us settle for what we have or where we are. In this exquisitely crafted and inspriational book, John O'Donohue, author of the bestseller 'Anam Cara,' explores the most basic of human desires - the desire to belong, a desire that constantly draws us toward new possibilities of self-discovery, friendship, and creativity.

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Eternal Seasons: A Spiritual Journey Through the Church's Year Spirituality Youth & Adults Henri J. M. Nouwen 2007 Book 251 Book For the first time Nouwen's writings for an entire Church year have been brought together in one volume. Selections from forty of Nouwen's books have been chosen that convey the spirit of the season. this book will encourage reflection and prayer in closer harmony with the Church's year.

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Ethopian Tattoo Shop Spirituality Youth & Adults Fr. Edward Hays
Paperback 183 Book A treasury of twenty-two or forty-four original parable-stories as traveling companions for those on the spiritual quest. Each parable holds hidden insights that point the way to happiness and happily to the Way. Open the cover and enter the magical world of he story throuh he door of the Ethopian Tattoo Shop.

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Eucharistic Documents for the New Millennium Pope John Paul II Adult Pope John Paul II
Book 235 Book This book contains the complete text of both Eucharistic documents in both English and Spanish.

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Every Eye Beholds You Prayer Adult Thomas Craughwell 1998 Paperback 315 Book This is a book of prayers from all different cultures, faiths and times.

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Every Part of This Earth Is Sacred: Native American Voices in Praise of Nature Spiritual Growth Youth & Adults Mel Curtis 1993 Paperback 140 Book

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Everybody Has a Guardian Angel: And Other Lasting Lessons I Learned in Catholic School Spiritual Growth Adult Mitch Finley 1993 Book 188 Book For Finley, a freelance journalist in Washington state, his Catholic schooling, while not free of dissatisfactions, was the basis of an adventure in faith that, begun in 1953 in the Pacific Northwest, continues to the present. Describing his journey through Catholic education from grade school to graduate school, he states, ``The main thing I received from the Catholic school environment--and the same is true for my children today--was a sensitivity or receptivity to the presence of the Divine Mystery in anything and everything.'' Interspersed with his personal story are brief historical and theological explorations of such subjects as Marianism and the existence of angels.

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Everybody Needs to Forgive Somebody Psychology and Healing Adult Allen Hunt 2012 Book 92 Book "Forgiveness will unleash a power in your life that is underrated and often ignored. It is underrated mainly because it is underused. We fail to capture the power of forgiveness because we are afraid of it, because we have grown comfortable in our familiar wounds, or because we are sinfully stubborn. But the power is there waiting for us.

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Everyday Epiphanies: Seeing the Sacred in Every Thing Spiritual Growth Adult Svoboda, Melannie 1997 Book 172 Book

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Everyday Herbs in Spiritual Life: A Guide to Many Practices Spiritual Growth Adult Michael Caduto 2007 Paperback 182 Book

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Everyday Mysticism: Meeting God Face to Face Spiritual Growth Youth & Adult Deacon Eddie Ensley 2011 Book 132 Book Mysticism isn't just for monastics and contemplatives. It's for each of us, everyday of our lives, every time we open our hearts to God. Ensley uncovers wisdom that is surprisingly timeless and practical for today's believers.

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Everything Belongs: The Gift of Contemplative Prayer Prayer Adult Richard Rohr 1999 Paperback 155 Book The author has written this book to help us pray better and see life differently. Using parables, koans, and personal experience, he leads us beyond the techniques of prayer to a place where we can receive the gift of contemplation: the place where (if only for a moment) we see the world in God clearly, and know that everything belongs.

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Everything is Sacred: An Introduction to the Sacrament of Baptism Sacraments Adult Fr. Thomas J. Scirghi, SJ 2012 Book 160 Book "The perfect guide for curious parents, enthusiastic newcomers, and confused cradle Catholics. Frankly, this is the best book on baptism I've ever read." James Martin, SJ

Baptism is the beginning of one's life in the community of the church, and the "gateway" to the rest of the sacraments.

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Excavating Jesus: Beneath the Stones, Behind the Texts Jesus Adult John Dominic Crossan 2001 Book 298 Book There have been phenomenal advances in the historical understanding of Jesus and his world and times, but also huge, lesser known advances in first#century Palestine archaeology that explain a great deal about Jesus, his followers, and his teachings. This is the first book that combines the two and it does it in a fresh, accessible way that will interest both biblical scholars and students and also the thousands of lay readers of Biblical Archaeology Review (150,000+ circulation), National Geographic, and other archaeology and ancient history books and magazines. Each chapter of the book focuses on a major modern archaeological or textual discovery and shows how that discovery opens a window onto a major feature of Jesus's life and teachings.

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Expecting Adam: A True Story of Birth, Rebirth, and Everyday Magic Spiritual Life Youth & Adults Martha Beck 1999 Hardcover 328 Book Expecting Adam is an autobiographical tale of an academically oriented Harvard couple who conceive a baby with Down's syndrome and decide to carry him to term. Despite everything Martha Beck and her husband John know about themselves and their belief system, when Martha gets accidentally pregnant and the fetus is discovered to have Down's syndrome, the Becks find they cannot even consider abortion. The presence of the fetus that they each, privately, believe is a familiar being named Adam is too strong. As Martha's terribly difficult pregnancy progresses, odd coincidences and paranormal experiences begin to occur for both Martha and John, though for months they don't share them with each other. Martha's pregnancy and Adam (once born) become the catalyst for tremendous life changes for the Becks. Focusing primarily on the pregnancy but floating back and forth between the present and recent and distant past, Martha Beck's well-written, down-to-earth, funny, heart-rending, and tender book transcends the cloying tone of much spiritual literature. Beck is trained as a methodical academician. Because of her step-by-step explanation of her own progress from doubt to belief, she feels like a reliable witness, and even the most skeptical readers may begin to doubt their senses. When she describes an out-of-body experience, we, too, feel ourselves transported to a pungent, noisy hawker center in Singapore. We, too, feel calming, invisible, supporting hands when she falls. Yet, whether or not readers believe in Beck's experiences is ultimately a moot point. There is no doubt that Adam--a boy who sees the world as a series of connections between people who love each other--is a tremendous gift to Beck, her family, and all who have the honor of knowing him. --Ericka Lutz

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Experiencing the Enneagram Spiritual Growth Adult Richard Rohr, Andreas Ebert and Others 2000 Book 256 Book Workshops, retreats, and personal study of the Enneagram have increased dramatically, and this popularity has led people to seek for further information concerning it. Questions range from how to know one's type to how the Enneagram is perceived by psychologists, theologians, and those using it for pastoral care and spiritual direction. Richard Rohr has had extensive experience with its use and is a principle contributor to this fascinating collection. He gives a review of what the Enneagram is and the nine personality types that comprise it, and places it within a religious context. This is followed by experts in several fields who give their appraisal.
Of special interest is the inclusion of a 115 question Enneagram test that can help a person discern his or her type.

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Experiencing the Mystery of Christ: Meditations from the Oratory Jesus Adult Jerry Cleffi 2008 Hardcover 239 Book These prayerful meditations about the supernatural mysteries of Christ's Passion, death, resurrection, and ascention offer an opportunity for the reader or small groups to grow in their faith in God and His Church. This book can also serve as an instructive spiritual framework for meditative prayer throughout the year.

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Exploring Forgiveness Sacraments Adult
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Book "Forgiveness is an absolute necessity for continued human existence." Desmond Tutu, from the forward

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Exploring the Catechism of the Catholic Church Catechism Adult William H. Shannon 1995 Book 140 Book

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Face of Jesus Jesus Youth & Adults Pope Benedict XVI 2012 Book 47 Book "The Face of Jesus" is a collection or reflections by the Pope on Jesus as the Face of God, on the Face of the Passion, and on the reflection that this face produces in our lives so that our Christian identity can become deeper and more fully formed.

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Faith Faith Youth & Adult Pope Benedict XVI 2013 Book 173 Book "The renewal of faith must be a priority for the entire Church in our time." Pope Benedict XVI

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Faith is-- Faith Youth & Adults Reeve, Pamela c1994 Paperback
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Faithful Dissenters: Stories of Men and Women Who Loved and Changed the Church Biography Adult Robert McClory 2000 Paperback 180 Book This book tells the stories of people who took risky stands and sometimes paid heavily. Yet the benefits of their dissent have unquestionably enriched the church and all of us.

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Father Joe: The Man Who Saved My Soul Biography Adult Tony Hendra 2004 Hardcover 271 Book How I met Father Joe. I was fourteen and having an affair with a married woman. These are the opening lines to the first chapter of this outstanding memoir by former National Lampoon Editor Tony Hendra. How could we resist diving into this deliciously satisfying story about a lifelong mentorship with Dom Joseph Warrilow, a.k.a. Father Joe? After the devout Catholic husband catches the illicit couple in the kitchen, the husband does not attack Hendra. Instead he decides the young boy needs salvation. Amazingly, the husband leads Hendra to the one man who could save his soul: Father Joe. This is a tribute to a spiritual mentor, written in an easygoing, guy-talk style. It is no small feat to be brilliantly funny, ruthlessly honest, and spiritually profound at the same time, but Hendra has the winning combo. For more than 40 years Hendra would return to this mesmerizing old soul to tell him everything---from the details of his first sexual encounter, through questioning the social value of satire, to his crisis in faith after losing two children through miscarriages. But it's not just the North Star wisdom of Father Joe that captivates readers; it is the chance to follow Hendra as he gradually matures into a humble and spiritually solid man who can still crack a wicked good joke. Such a gift. Thank you, Tony Hendra. --Gail Hudson

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Father Peyton's Rosary Prayer Book Prayer Adult A trappist monk 1984 Paper Back 217 Book

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Father Who Keeps His Promises: God's Covenant Love in Scripture Spiritual Growth Adult Scott Hahn 1998 Book 293 Book Scott Hahn has moved thousands of Catholic Christians to a more vital expression of their faith. In this book, the popular Catholic apologist explores the "covenant love" God reveals to us through the Scriptures, and explains how God patiently reaches out to us -- despite our faults and shortcomings -- to restore us into relationship with his divine Family.

Join Hahn as he follows the high adventure of God's plan for the ages, beginning with Adam and Eve and continuing down through the generations to the coming of Christ and the birth of the Church. You'll discover how the patient love of the Father revealed in the Bible is the same persistent love he has for you.

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Father, Forgive Me, for I am Frustrated: Growing in Faith When You Don't Find it Easy Being Catholic Spiritual Growth Adult Mitch Pacwa, SJ 1996 Book 196 Book Father Pacwa reveals how many Catholics are rediscovering the riches of their faith-despite the spiritual challenges they face. He also offers realistic, practical advice to help you find the sources of support you need to keep growing where you've been planted. A Servant Book.

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Faustina: Apostle of Divine Mercy Saints Youth & Adults Catherine M. Odell 1998 Paperback 203 Book In this popular biography of St. Faustina, the author draws on Faustina's diary and many other sources to present the fascinating and inspiring life story of this remarkable young woman whose divinely inspirerd revelations and mystical experiences have touched thousands of lives and formed the basis for the worldwide Divine Mercy Movement.


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Fear Not the Night: Based on the Classic Spirituality of John of the Cross Prayer Adult Saint John of the Cross 1998 Paperback 213 Book This series of books helps you grow spiritually with different meditations and prayers from history's great spiritual teachers.

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Finding Sanctuary: Monastic Steps For Everyday Life Inspiration Adult Jamison, Christopher 2006 Book 182 Book Outlines the wisdom of St. Benedict and suggests how it can be applied to people outside the monastery. Speaks to those who are not sure what they believe but are looking for ways to find spiritual peace in the busy, and often confusing, modern world.

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Finding True Happiness Inspiration Youth & Adult Fulton J. Sheen 2013 Book 78 Book Are you perfectly happy, or are you still looking for perfect happiness?
Most people are still actively searching for true and lasting happiness, but are looking in the wrong places. It s easy to be misled into believing that happiness is found in money, rank, or renown. While these things are not inherently bad, and can in fact be used to do much good, they will, in the final analysis, not bring a happiness that endures.

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Fire & Light: The Saints and Theology Biography Adult William M. thompson 1987 Paperback 201 Book On Consulting the Saints, Mystics and Martyrs in Theology. "William M. Thompson catches a rising mood that theology is pfroperly done in he communion of the saints. Attention to mystics and martyrs brings out the devotional and eschatological aspects of the Christian faith..." Geoffrey Wainwright, Professor of Systematic Theology, Duke University

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First Comes Love: Finding Your Family in the Church and the Trinity Church Life Adult Scott Hahn 2002 Hardcover 212 Book Scott Hahn, in First Comes Love, uses the idea of family to explain Catholic thought about the Trinity. Hahn believes that the relations among the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit are a model for the relations among every nuclear unit composed of father, mother, and child. And he believes that the family of the Church helps people emulate the Trinitarian family and can heal them when they fall short of such holiness. Hahn moves easily from personal anecdote to Scriptural analysis, making his case that Jesus understood all of humanity as part of one family when he called his followers brothers, sisters, mothers, and fathers. First Comes Love makes the salutary point that neither romance nor parenthood alone can give us a sufficient sense of belonging. "God built us all to live in a much larger family, to experience a much larger love ... a love that extends infinitely." --Michael Joseph Gross

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First Eucharist Liturgy Ages 7-11 Thomas H. Groome 2000 Book 79 Book A guide with cut-outs and certificates for childfren.

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Five Gospels: The Search for the Authentic Words of Jesus Jesus Adult Funk, Robert Walter 1993 Book 553 Book "This is a bold experiment by leading New Testament scholars to penetrate the gospel texts in search of the historical Jesus. It provides a powerful new tool that future scholarship will ignore at its peril."
Hershel Shanks, editor of "Understanding the Dead Sea Scrolls"

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Five People You Meet in Heaven Spiritual Growth Youth & Adults Mitch Albom 2003 Book 196 Book Part melodrama and part parable, Mitch Albom's The Five People You Meet in Heaven weaves together three stories, all told about the same man. The Five People You Meet in Heaven is a small, pure, and simple book that will find good company on a shelf next to It's A Wonderful Life. --Patrick O'Kelley

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Five Wounds of Saint Francis Saints Adult Solanus M Benfatti, CFR 2011 Book 263 Book Many saints have borne the stigmata - wounds resembling those of Christ's crucifixion. While some of those saints have written about their experience, little is known of the personal experience of the first of all saints to brandish this extraordinary sign, Francis of Assisi. They were and have remained his carefully guarded secret.

In The Five Wounds of Saint Francis, author Fr. Solanus Benfatti, CFR, explores the significance of this miraculous event in the Saint's life through careful analysis of pertinent medieval literature and recent scholarly studies. He establishes the historicity of the event, which has been called into question, and draws surprising and inspiring conclusions, leaving the reader with a afresh understanding of Saint Francis' spiritual experience.

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Follow Me - Leaders Guide Bible Study Adult Edward Sri 2016 DVD 131 Book Leader Guide for Follow Me - Meeting Jesus in the Gospel
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Follow Me - workbook Bible Study Adult Edward Sri 2016 Book 101 Book Workbook for student of Follow Me - Meeting Jesus in the Gospel group study

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Following Christ Spiritual Growth Youth & Adults Benedict XVI, Pope 2009 Book 123 Book To believe is not only a way of thinking or an idea...it is a way of acting, a manner of living. Pope Benedict XVI

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Following Christ in a Consumer Society Social Justice Youth & Adults John F. Kavanaugh 1981 Paperback 194 Book Kavanaugh speaks to the socially concerned, showing why work for peace and justice needs the support of a culture-transcending faith.

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Following Jesus: What the New Testament Teaches Us Jesus Youth & Adult Daniel Harrington, SJ 2012 Book 110 Book

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Footprints on the Mountain: Preaching and Teaching the Sunday Readings Liturgy Adult Roland J. Faley 1994-03 Paperback 824 Book This book is a thematic commentary on all three readings and the Psalms for every Sunday in the Lectionary. the author provides a theme for the day and an introductory paragraph that offers suggestions on how to link all three readings together. the comentary is followed by a brief spiritual reflection pointing out the text's implication for Christian life. Finally, a short list of related topics allows the homilist or catechist to discover further themes for each Sunday.

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For the Children: Words of Love and Inspiration from His Holiness Pope John Paul II Pope John Paul II Adults & Children St. John Paul II 2000 Book 32 Book A collection of addresses by His Holiness John Paul II, in which he provides words of inspiration particular to young people to guide them in making life choices.

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Forgetting Ourselves on Purpose: Vocation and the Ethics of Ambition Vocation Adult Mahan, Brian c2002 Hardcover 209 Book This book invites you o explore the place where our deep gladness and the world's great hunger might possibly meet. It is about claiming vocation in the spiritual sense of finding a purpose for our lives that is part of the purposes of God.

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Forgiveness Labyrinth Sacraments Adult William H. Senyard 2012 Book 201 Book How do you forgive the hurt without giving up your right to justice and without losing any more dignity?

In 2009, Dr. Senyard set up a very crude Forgiveness Labyrinth at a church men's retreat. Many of the men who took the 1 1/2 hour guided journey through the nine "duct tape and Christmas light" stations testified that they experienced significant forgiveness for hurts they were carrying.

Encouraged by the surprising results, Dr. Senyard set up the Forgiveness Labyrinth in the basement of his church as part of a sermon series on Biblical forgiveness. This time almost 100 men and women did the Labyrinth. Over 60% reported that they had experienced significant freedom some for decades old crimes.

In 2012, Dr. Senyard did his doctoral dissertation on the Forgiveness Labyrinth as a forgiveness intervention device for Christians. Surprisingly, the Labyrinth ranked #2 in effectiveness compared to 25 other professionally funded, costly time consuming secular and Christian interventions.

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Forgiveness Therapy Forgiveness & Peacemaking Youth & Adults David W Schell 1993 Paperback 70 Book Move beyond being a victim of other' actions and discover the freedom that is yours in choosing therapeutic forgiveness.

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Forgiveness: Finding Freedom Through Reconciliation Forgiveness & Peacemaking Adult Avis Clendenen 2002 Book 129 Book "This book is an invaluable resource for healing broken relationships in all areas of life, personal and societal." Sister Carol Frances Jegen, BVM

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Forgiveness: a Guide for Prayer Prayer Adult Jacqueline Syrup Bergan & S. Marie Schwan 1985 Paper Back 166 Book This book speaks to our personal and collective brokenness in light of God's merciful and forgiving love. The books in teh Take and Receive series, ecumenical in their approach, give support and directin for private as well as group prayer. Spiritual directors, retreat leaders, and formation personnel will find these books helpful in their work.



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Forgiving is Smart for Your Heart Children Children Morrow, Carol Ann 2003 Book unpaged Book

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Forgotten Among the Lilies: Learning to Live Beyond our Fears Spiritual Growth Adult Ronald Rolheiser 2005 Book 315 Book Forgotten Among the Lilies shows that there is a better way to find contentment and joy. Only by trusting in God#s grace and providence, Rolheiser argues, can we move beyond our obsessions and rejoice in what we have and who we are.With his trademark blend of insight, compassion, and honesty laced with humor, the author teaches that it is possible to experience freedom instead of anxiety, solitude instead of loneliness, and a generosity of spirit that returns to the giver far more than it costs.

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Foundations in Faith (Participant Book Catechumenate Year C) (Year C) RCIA Adult Bob Duggan 1998 Paperback
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Foundations in Faith: Catechist Manual RCIA Adult Kathy Brown 1997 Spiral-bound
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Four Signs of A Dynamic Catholic Spiritual Growth Youth & Adult Matthew Kelly 2012 Book 216 Book This book is by Matthew Kelly, a popular Catholic speaker and author. He founded The Dynamic Catholic Institute to research why Catholics engage or disengage and explore what it will take to establish vibrant Catholic communities in the 21st Century.

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Four Things that Matter Most: a Book About Living Christian Living K-6 years Byock, Ira c2004 Book
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Fragments of Your Ancient Name Daily Reflections Youth & Adult Joyce Rupp 2011 Book 406 Book This unique and profound devotional will heighten awarenesss of the many names by which God is known around the world. Each name is explored in a ten-line poetic meditation and is complimented by a simple sentence that serves as a reminder of the name of God throughout the day.

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Francis of Assisi Saints Youth & Adult Michael De la Bedoyere 1999 Book 326 Book Yes, Francis wore sandals and preached to the birds, but these pages take you beyond the nature-lover of popular myth to the real St. Francis of Assisi, model of holiness and Christian courage.
Here author Michael de la Bedoyere makes Francis and his times live again as he relates with heart-stopping intensity the adventures of this man who, precisely because of his great love for God, strove mightily to overcome his sinful nature.
You will learn the full story behind the famous incidents in Francis's life including his hugging the leper and his sermon to the birds. You will hear of Francis's perilous journey into the heart of Islam, where Catholics were killed merely for professing Christ and where Francis actually offered to be set on fire to establish the truth of the Catholic Faith!
Here, then, is the complete story of the man who cheerfully gave himself to God, without paying the least attention to the cares of this world . . . and did it with constant good humor and unflagging trust in God.
St. Francis of Assisi is a superb model for each of us today: an ordinary man who by God's grace was able to do extraordinary things.
This is an outstanding biography that may change your life: it certainly changed mine.
Most Rev. Charles Chaput Archbishop of Denver

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Francis of Assisi In His Own Words: The Essential Writings Saints Youth & Adult Saint Francis of Assisi 2013 Book 112 Book Reading Francis' writings is like being on the road with him 800 years ago.

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Francis of Assisi: A Revolutionary Life Saints Youth & Adults Adrian House 2001-03 Hardcover 336 Book This biography reveals a Francis who is both medieval and modern. who speaks to readers of any faith. Highly readable, Francis is portrayed as a human being with many blessings.

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Francis of Assisi: The Song Goes On Saints Youth & Adults Hugh Noonan 1987 Paperback 42 Book A condensed, readable biography of St. Francis. Beautiful color pictures.

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Francis The Knight of Assisi Saints Children Terri Nichols 1991 Book 61 Book

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Francis: A Saint's Way St. Francis Adult James Cowan 2001 Book 180 Book Places the reader in the geographical, cultural, and historical context unique to the great saint of Assisi. James Cowan reveals various facets of Francis, from his experience of stigmatism on a mountain in Tuscany to his reconstruction of the chapel of San Damiano to the monastery of Fonte Colombo in Gaza. He is a saint who cleared a path for ordinary people to live a spiritually committed life in the world and who established a strong, ascetical relationship with God. In this work Saint Francis is encountered in a new and refreshing manner.

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Franciscan Prayer Prayer Adult Ilia Delio 2004-09-30 Paperback 198 Book This book is written by a theologian who strives to define more clearly the path of Franciscan prayer. Through her experience as a discalced Carmelite nun and then her transformation into Franciscan scholar, the author brings to light the "contemplative," "cosmic" and "evangelizing" aspects of Franciscan prayer.

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Freedom: a Guide for Prayer Prayer Adult Jacqueline Syrup Bergan & S. Marie Schwan 1988 Paper Back 160 Book The books in the Take and Receive series, ecumenical in their approach, give support and direction for private as well as group prayer. Spiritual directors, retreat leaders, and formation personnel will find these books helpful in their work.

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Friar's Joy: Magic Moments from Real Life Spirituality Adult Kevin Cronin O.F.M. 1998-01-01 Paperback 151 Book "This is a wonderful gift for someone who always wanted to live the Religious life, whatever its challenges, and can still burst with happiness. It's good for group reading as well as private reflection." -- Catholic Twin Circle

"In the electrifying stories of Father Kevin and of the other friars, the reader once again has found the Franciscans. It is a heartwarming experience."
-- St. Anthony Messenger

"The most unputdownable book of the year...Each story is a winner." -- America

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From Ash to Fire: An Odyssey in Prayer Prayer Adult Carolyn Humphreys 1992 Paperback
Book A contempory version of Interior Castles.

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From My Heart to Yours Spiritual Growth Adult Robin McGraw 2007 Book 158 Book In this book, Robin offers simple, time-tested lessons from her own life about loving your family with your own unique style, being true to your heart, finding God's purpose in all things, and living life with passion. Like a trusted friend, she shares her heart with warmth and wisdom and encourages you to reach for the life you long for.

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Future Church: How Ten Trends are Revolutionizing the Catholic Church Church Adult John L Allen, Jr 2009 Book 469 Book Offers a forecast about the future of the Catholic Church and the implications of the changes that will occur, identifying ten important trends that will revolutionize the the policies, doctrines, and practices of Catholicism over the next century.

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G.K. Chesterton, Theologian Church Adult Aidan Nichols 2009 Book 209 Book One of the greatest Catholic minds of the twentieth century was a journalist, a playwright, a novelist, a literary critic, a poet, a cartoonist, an essayist, a broadcaster, and even president of the Detection Club. But he was also a theologian.G. K. Chesterton, famous for defending Christian belief in his books Orthodoxy and The Everlasting Man (the latter helped to convert C.S. Lewis) could not help thinking theologically # even when he was making jokes # and his writings illuminate the profoundest religious themes. In his hands, Christian truth is rescued from becoming a purely academic exercise. He gives us an 'experience of the fullness and many-sidedness of the truth, in which the Christian can romp without a care' (Balthasar).
In fact, like Lewis, Chesterton, who was one of the great converts of the twentieth century, draws us directly into an encounter with the Word of God, showing us the faith of the Church as most of us have never seen it before: 'a new continent full of strange flowers and fantastic animals, which is at once wild and hospitable.' No wonder Pope Benedict XVI told us that 'in every age the path to faith can take its bearings by converts'. Essential reading for anyone who already loves Chesterton, the book is also and more importantly a new kind of introduction to theology. It throws fresh light on the oldest of questions: the existence of God, the nature of man and the Church, the meaning of Christ, and the call to holiness.

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Game Plan for Life: Your Personal Playbook for Success Spiritual Growth Youth & Adults Joe Gibbs 2009 Book 321 Book How do you define success? Not many people rise to the top of two elite, highly competitive professions in their lifetime, but that is exactly what 3-time Super Bowl champion and 3-time NASCAR champion Joe Gibbs has done. Now, for the first time, Coach Gibbs shares the principles that have guided him to success in every area of his life and explains how you can make those same principles work for you.

Join Joe and his team of experts as they walk you through the greatest playbook for modern-day success ever written -- the Bible -- and address the eleven issues a national survey identified as the most important ones facing men today.

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Gandhi on Non-Violence Social Justice Youth & Adult Gandhi, Mahatma 2007 Book 101 Book "One has to speak out and stand up for one's convictions. Inaction at a time of conflagration is inexcusable." -- Mahatma Gandhi

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Gandhi's Truth: On the Origin of Militant Nonviolence Biography Adult Erik H. Erikson 1969 Paperback 475 Book A psychoanalylic study of the origins of Gandhi's nonviolent ideals.

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Garden of Virtues: Planting Seeds of Goodness Virtue Children Christina Keffler 2000 Book 208 Book

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General Directory for Catechesis in Plain English: a Summary and Commentary Religious Education Adult Huebsch, Bill 2001 Book 110 Book

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Gentle Night: Basic Music Book for Advent and Christmas Liturgy Adult Bob Dufford, SJ 1977 Paperback 48 Book

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Geography of Faith: Underground Conversations on Religious, Political and Social Change Social Justice Adult Robert Coles 2001 Book 182 Book Why was Daniel Berrigan wanted by the FBI? Why did Robert Coles harbor a fugitive? Listen in to the conversations between these two great teachers as they struggle with what it means to put your faith to the test. Discover how their story of challenging the status quo during a time of great political, religious, and social change is just as applicable to our lives today. Thirty years ago, at the height of the US involvement in the Vietnam War, Daniel Berrigan, a Jesuit priest, was wanted by the FBI for his nonviolent protest activities. He hid in the house of Robert Coles, who would later win the Pulitzer Prize. The two began a dialogue that encompasses a fascinating range of topics, from war, psychology, and violence, to social institutions, compassion, activism, and family life.

With this expanded, anniversary edition of a classic, new generations of readers can examine for themselves how spirituality is not only for ourselves, but often demands action and personal risk in the public arena.

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Giant Steps to Change the World Social Justice Children Lee, Spike 2011 Book
Book Pursuing one's own path in life takes courage, strength, and perseverance, as demonstrated by such inspirational leaders as Barack Obama, Albert Einstein, and Muhammad Ali.

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Gift of Joy: The Blessing of the Child in the Womb Family Life Adult Archbishop Joseph E Kurtz 2013 Book 31 Book The presence of new life in the womb of the mother brings unique joy and hope to families, our Church and our world. This is an incredible new beginning.

Gift of Joy is a tiny treasure to help you celebrate and understand your role as parent and recipient of God's gift of life. Also introduces to you the Church's special blessing "Rite for the Blessing of a Child in the Womb."

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Gift of Nothing Prayer Parents, Teachers, educators and children ages 3-7 Patrick McDonnell 2010 Book 48 Book It all starts with a story--a children's story. Each of the nine guided reflections in this series uses a different popular children's book as a springboard for entering into imaginative prayer. After listening to the story, the child is gently guided into the scene to meet Jesus and prayfully speak to him as one friend would speak with another. this series is designed for use by catechists, religion teachers, parents, grandparents--anyone who prays with children of any age and wants to lead them into a closer relationship with God.

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Gift of Peace: Personal Reflections Spirituality Adult Joseph Cardinal Bernardin 1997 Hardcover 153 Book "I invite those who read this book to walk with me the final miles of my life's journey. Peace and love," Joseph Cardinal Bernadin.

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Gift of the Red Bird Spiritual Growth Adult Paula D'Arcy 1996 Paperback 151 Book "A powereful testimony of how the Divine woos the soul into a sacred embrace." - Joyce Rupp

"A story full of hope, reminding us not only of our need to learn and relearn certain basic truths, but of God's patience in guiding us." - Spiritual Book News

"A story particularly useful for anyone whose spiritual beliefs have been challenged or eroded by the untimely death of a loved one." - Common Boundary

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Gift of Years: Growing Older Gracefully Spiritual Growth Adult Joan Chittister 2010 Book 224 Book

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Glory Days: Living Your Promised Land Life Now Inspiration Adult Max Lucado 2015 Book 253 Book "Max Lucado invites readers to leave the wilderness and discover a life defined by grace, refined by challenge, and aligned with a heavenly call. By studying the life of Joshua and the biblical book that bears his name, Lucado reveals God's promises for every step and reminds readers that God still fights for them" --

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Go in Peace: A Gift of Enduring Love Pope John Paul II Youth & Adult John Paul II, Pope 2007 Book 244 Book The best-selling collection of the beloved St. John Paul II's most personal thoughts and writings - brings together the words that he most urgently wanted the world to hear and embrace.

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Go Up to the Mountain: Songs to Celebrate the Good News Liturgy Adult The Monks of Weston Priory 1978 Paperback 24 Book 24 songs of thanksgiving and praise.

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Goal to Go: The Spiritual Lessons of Football Spiritual Growth Youth & Adults James Penrice 1994-07-25 Paperback 95 Book

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God Awaits You: Based on the Classic Spirituality of Meister Eckhart (30 Days With a Great Spiritual Teacher) Prayer Adult Richard Chilson 1996 Paperback 212 Book This series of books helps you grow spiritually with different meditations and prayers from history's great spiritual teachers.

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God Delights in You Spirituality Adult John T. Catoir, JCD 1997 Paperback 155 Book Testamonies of men and women demonstrating God's love for us.

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God For Us: Rediscovering the Meaning of Lent and Easter Spiritual Life Youth & Adult Beth Bevis 2014 Book 206 Book The contributors to God For Us offer a different perspective on Lent. They reveal what one theologian has called the "bright sadness" of Lent - that it is not about becoming lost in our brokeness but about cleansing the palate so that we can taste life more fully.
Lent and Easter reveal the God who is for us in all of life - for our liberation, healing and wholeness. Lent and Easter remind us that even in death there can be found resurrection.

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God Goes on Vacation Children All Ages Gateley, Edwina 1994 Book
Book While God is on vacation at the beach, the people of the world find the God-magic in their own hearts and discover how to do good on their own.

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God in Ordinary Time Prayer Adult
2001 Book 69 Book Carmelite reflections on everyday life...

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God in the Moment: Making Every Day a Prayer Prayer Adult Kathy Coffey 1999 Hardcover 202 Book This is a book about prayer during the ordinary and extraordinary moments of your day.

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God Is Love: Encyclical Letter ENCYCLICAL Adult Pope Benedict XVI 2006 Paperback 54 Book In his first encyclical, Pope Benedict XVI describes the essential place of love on the life of the Church and links the Church's charitable work with the love of God as Trinity, noting that the Church much express love through acts of justice and charity.

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God is My Friend: A Kid's Guide to God Religious Education Children Engelhardt, Lisa 2002 Book unpaged Book

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God Loves an Unmade Bed: Spirituality for the Imperfect Spiritual Growth Adult Tom Allender 2002 Paperback 227 Book

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God Made Something Out of Nothing to Do-- and So Can You! Children Age 4-6 Timothy La Belle c2001 Book
Book There's a good time waiting everywhere if you just look inside yourself first!

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God Speaks to Us in Dreams & Visions Scripture Children Mary Ann Getty-Sullivan 1998 Book 62 Book God's word touches human lives in everyday ways. This is possibly the most hopeful and wonderful belief of biblical people of all ages throughout history. With beautiful illustrations focusing on children, this book assembles the biblical accounts of self-revelation through dreams and visions.

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God Speaks to Us in Feeding Stories Scripture Children Mary Ann Getty-Sullivan 1997 Book 62 Book God's word touches human lives in everyday ways. This is possibly the most hopeful and wonderful belief of biblical people of all ages throughout history. With beautiful illustrations focusing on children, this book assembles the biblical accounts of the healing and revealing powers of food and drink.

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God Speaks to Us in Water Stories Scripture Children Mary Ann Getty-Sullivan 1996 Book 63 Book God's word touches human lives in everyday ways. This is possibly the most hopeful and wonderful belief of biblical people of all ages throughout history. With beautiful illustrations focusing on children, this book assembles the biblical accounts of the healing and revealing powers of water

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God Underneath: Spiritual Memoirs of a Catholic Priest Spirituality Adult Edward L. Beck 2002 Paperback 231 Book God Underneath, a memoir by the Catholic priest Edward L. Beck, is composed of moving, funny, and profound vignettes that blur the line between sermon and story. Beck's reflections meander through a variety of topics, including friendship, sexuality, illness, alcoholism, death, demanding mothers, reticent fathers, and the political struggles that doomed a spiritual retreat in Peoria, Illinois. Like a homily, each chapter begins with a verse of scripture, then proceeds to tell a story that helps readers understand that verse and, even more, learn to live it. In the book's introduction, Beck describes his belief in "incarnational spirituality," which he explains as follows: God chooses to be revealed in the people and events of our lives. ("Incarnate" comes from the Latin incarnati, to be made flesh.) Thus, this spirituality is of the very stuff of our lives. God becomes incarnate, a God with skin. Beck's way of telling stories is faithful to this mode of spirituality: he describes people whose lives describe truth, welling up from the God who is underneath and in all. -- Michael Joseph Gross

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God's Alphabet Book Children preschool Brenda Eubanks 1997 Book 31 Book Presents illustrations and scripture references for each letter of the alphabet, from A for Adam to Z for Zion.

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God's Dream Children and Youth Kids Tutu, Desmond 2008 Hard Cover 34 Book An introduction for the youngest readers to Archbishop Tutu's message of forgiveness and empathy.

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God's Ecstasy: the Creation of a Self-Creating World Theology Adult Bruteau, Beatrice 1997 pbk.
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God's Enduring Presence: Strength for the Spiritual Journey Spiritual Growth Adult Joyce Rupp, OSM 2009 Book 129 Book

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God's Fool: The Life and Times of Francis of Assisi Saints Adult Julien Green c1985 Book 273 Book This warm, richly detailed biography brings the beloved saint alive in all his human and profoundly spiritual dimensions.

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God's Incredible Mercy Spiritual Growth Adult George A. Maloney, SJ 1989 Book 183 Book Someone once described the world in which we live as one drunk with power, lacking in compassion, steeped in selfishness and driven by a consumer-oriented, materialistic mentality. As a result we often find ourselves doing that which we do not want to do and not doing that which we intend. We hurt one another and are wounded in the process. When our thoughts turn to things that really matter, we find ourselves in dire need of mercy. And that's where God comes in. Our God is a gracious God, a God who is full of mercy and compassion towards those who approach Him and seek His forgiveness and His love. In his inimitable style Fr Maloney helps us to rediscover, in our broken and fragmented lives, the incredible mercy of God. Perhaps more importantly, he shows us how we can share with others the mercy that we've found.

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God's Library: A Catholic's Introduction to the World's Greatest Book Scripture Youth & Adult Joe Paprocki 2005 Book 122 Book This book is a fresh and unique approach to reading the Bible for the millions of Catholics who don't know where to begin...


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God's Little Instruction Book on Prayer Prayer Adult Honor Books 1996 Paperback 154 Book This book is a collection of Scriptures and inspiring quotes that will help you discover the secrets of a dynamic relationship with God and motivate you to experience real conversation with Him.

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God's Little Instruction Book: Inspirational Wisdom on How to Live a Happy and Fulfilled Life Spiritual Life Adult Honor Books 1993 Paperback 212 Book Good daily quotes to keep with you throughout the day.

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God's Mechanics: How Scientists and Engineers Make Sense of Religion Catholicism Adult Brother Guy Consolmagno, S.J. 2008 Book 245 Book In God's Mechanics, Brother Guy tells the stories of those who identify with the scientific mindset#so-called "techies"#while practicing religion. A full fledged techie himself, he relates some classic philosophical reflections, his interviews with dozens of fellow techies, and his own personal take on his Catholic beliefs to provide, like a set of "worked out sample problems," the hard data on the challenges and joys of embracing a life of faith as a techie. And he also gives a roadmap of the traps that can befall an unwary techie believer.
With lively prose and wry humor, Brother Guy shows how he not only believes in God but gives religion an honored place alongside science in his life.

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God's Saving Love: Gospel Images for Prayer - John Prayer Youth & Adults Robert Knopp 1998 Paperback 220 Book

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God, I Have Issues: 50 Ways To Pray No Matter How You Feel Prayer Adult Mark E. Thibodeaux 2005 Paperback 192 Book

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Good News about Sex & Marriage Sacraments Adult Christopher West 2007 Book 200 Book "Christopher West's Good News abut Sex and Marriage is splendid. Aptly subtitled Ansers to Your Honest Questions about Catholic Teaching, it offers readers an easily readable, down-to-earth, and stimulating account of the reasons why the Church's teaching on sex and marriage is true, and, because it is true, 'good news' for people today. Writing with conviction and enthusiasm, West shows how this teaching so eloquently proclaimed by Pope John Paul II is rooted in the dignity of men and women as sexual beings made in God's image and likeness, and whom we are to love for themselves and never to use as objects of enjoyment." William E. May, Professor of Moral Theology
John Paul II Institute for Studies on Marriage and Family, Washington, DC


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Good News for Alienated Catholics Catholics Coming Home Adult Fr. Henry Fehren 1994 Book 153 Book "In tellling us to follow him, Jesus did not give us exact rules or a systematic path. We must learn how to follow him in the situation we, individually, are in today....Thus, after 45 years of priestly, pastoral life, I write about various ways of relating to Jesus, of being one with him today....God has made each of us unique, different....Mature Catholics, I emphasize, do not confuse the way, the truth and the life of Jesus with man-made rules (yes, man-made---women, unfortunately, do not yet make rules in the church). As we are one with Jesus, we are the church."

This excerpt from his preface sums up Fr. Fehren's goal: to provide thoughtful, thought-provoking insights on topics Catholics struggle with every day -- canon law and Jesus' law, being "the church", abortion, suicide, AIDS, and more.

Each chapter, combined with its accompanying reflection questions, will help inspire hope and rebuild self-esteem in alienated Catholics, Re-membering Church groups, and other faith-sharing groups.

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Good Night God: Sleepytime Prayers for Children Prayer Children Bernadette McCarver Snyder 2000 Book 94 Book Suggested activities which engage the reader's imagination accompany prayers for bedtime.

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Good Pope: John XXXIII and Vatican II Popes Youth & Adult Greg Tobin 2013 Book 267 Book "A beautiful and enlightening book about a humble priest who became one of the most powerful and beloved pontiffs in the history of Catholicism." Mary Higgins Clark

"You cannot understand contemporary Catholicism without understanding Pope John XXIII. In fact, you cannot understand the modern world without understanding John. Greg Tobin's marvelous new book is a terrific introduction to the pope who changed the church and to the man whose spiritual wisdom may change your life."
James Martin, S.J.

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Good Samaritan Children Ages 2 - 10 Retold by Catherine Storr
Book 31 Book

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Goodbye Mousie Bereavement 3-9 years Robie H. Harris 2001 Paperback 25 Book A little boy's pet mouse dies, and he grieves his death. this book will help young children go through the grief process.

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Gospel According to Mary Mary Adult Miriam Therese Winter 1993-02-25 Paperback 143 Book What would a gospel written by a woman be like? This book is essentially the story of Jesus as seen through the eyes of women. It weaves together fact and feeling to provide a spiritual vision for women and men alike.

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Gospel Light: Jesus Stories for Spiritual Consciousness Spiritual Life Youth & Adults John Shea 1998-02-25 Paperback 189 Book This book opens the eye of the soul, and focuses on the teachings of Jesus from a spiritual point of view. It is about understanding the gospel stories as tools of spiritual transformation. This book offers you a new way of seeing and being in the world.

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Gospel of Gabriel: A Life of Jesus the Christ Biography Youth & Adults Edward M. Hays 1996-09 Paperback 383 Book The pen of Archangle Grabriel, companion and angel-muse of Jesus. records this poetic Gospel of Jesus' humanstruggles of flesh, faith and finally death. this Gospel reveals not only a mystical jesus but a passionately Human Jesus, struggling in his times of prayer, delighting in dancing and feasting, calling disciples who are women as well as men, sinners as well as saints. Here is a Jesus who knows firshand the burden of Humanity, making him a practical model fand a real challenge for anyone today who wishes to follow him.

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Gospel of Life: Evangelium Vitae Pope John Paul II Youth & Adults Pope John Paul II 1995 Paperback 167 Book

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Gospels for Prayer Prayer Adult Michael Hansen, S.J. editor 2003 Book 733 Book

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Grace at the Table: Ending Hunger in God's World Social Justice Youth & Adults David Beckmann 1999 Book 217 Book For Bread for the World's 25th anniversary, the founding and current presidents have written a primer on the causes and cures of hunger. Weaving together the complex global issues involved, the book explains what individuals can do to affect public policy and take action on a personal level.

Deanery Center has 2 copies of this book.

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Grace Notes: Embracing the Joy of Christ In a Broken World Prayer Adult Lorraine V. Murray 2002 Hardcover 172 Book "A good book for seekers who want to recover their childhood faith on an adult level. Study groups will find the 'Questions for Reflection and Discussion' a welcome feature of Lorraine Murray's Grace Notes." Brother David Steindl-Rast, OSB

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Gracias: A Latin American Journal Spirituality Youth & Adults Henri J. M. Nouwen 1987-09 Book 188 Book This book is a journal about Nouwen's six-month stay in Bolivia and Peru trying to discern his next vocation.

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Grandad's Prayers of the Earth Prayer Parents, Teachers, educators and children ages 3-7 Douglas Wood 2010 Hardcover with guide 32 Book It all starts with a story--a children's story. Each of the nine guided reflections in this series uses a different popular children's book as a springboard for entering into imaginative prayer. After listening to the story, the child is gently guided into the scene to meet Jesus and prayfully speak to him as one friend would speak with another. this series is designed for use by catechists, religion teachers, parents, grandparents--anyone who prays with children of any age and wants to lead them into a closer relationship with God.

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Gratefulness, The Heart of Prayer: An Approach to Life in Fullness Prayer Adult David Steindl-Rast 1984-08 Paperback 224 Book A member of the Calmaldolese order of monks, and well-known for his far-reaching interests in theology and science (he has explored the implications of contemporary physics with Fritjof Capra, the author of The Tao of Physics), Steindl-Rast does a wonderful job of exploring the relationship between prayer and that sense of gratefulness that comes with love, which is at the very center of what it means to be human. "To bless whatever there is, and for no other reason but simply because it is, that is what we are made for as human beings," he writes. Connecting contemplation and action, he affirms that contemplation may best be realized by "acting in love." "Thinking about God is important," he states, but "acting in God leads to a deeper knowledge. Lovers are closer to love than scholars who merely reflect on love. It would be a bit awkward to reflect on kissing while you kiss." --Doug Thorpe

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Gratitude Works!: A 21 Day Program for Creating Emotional Prosperity Spiritual Growth Youth & Adult Emmons, Robert A 2013 Book 196 Book

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Great Awakening: Seven Ways to Change the World Social Justice Youth & Adult Jim Wallis 2008 Book 336 Book In the tradition of America's Great Awakenings that inspired the abolition of slavery and the civil rights movement, Jim Wallis's call to arms analyzes the role of faith in embracing "common good" politics, and provides seven commitments we can make on the personal, communal, and national levels to move us toward a better world.

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Great Divorce Spiritual Growth Adult C. S. Lewis 2001-02 Paperback 146 Book The Great Divorce is C.S. Lewis's Divine Comedy: the narrator bears strong resemblance to Lewis (by way of Dante); his Virgil is the fantasy writer George MacDonald; and upon boarding a bus in a nondescript neighborhood, the narrator is taken to Heaven and Hell. The book's primary message is presented with almost oblique tidiness--"There are only two kinds of people in the end: those who say to God, 'Thy will be done,' and those to whom God says, in the end, 'Thy will be done.'" However, the narrator's descriptions of sin and temptation will hit quite close to home for many readers. Lewis has a genius for describing the intricacies of vanity and self-deception, and this book is tremendously persistent in forcing its reader to consider the ultimate consequences of everyday pettiness. --Michael Joseph Gross

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Great Religions of the World Reference Youth & Adult
1978 Book 415 Book Contents

Hinduism
Buddhism
Judaism
Islam
Christianity

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Great Themes of Scripture: New Testament Scripture Youth & Adults Richard Rohr, OFM 1988 Book 178 Book This volume studies the major theological themes found in the New Testament and challenges the reader to make a personal response of faith to God's love as revealed through Jesus Christ.

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Great Themes of Scripture: Old Testament Scripture Youth & Adults Richard Rohr, OFM 1987 Book 131 Book This volume offers to the reader of the Hebrew Scriptures a "feel" for there overall religious themes. This book uniquely sounds the call of the Lord and invites response in a way that will touch lives deeply.

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Greatest Story Ever Told: The Timeless Bestselling Life of Jesus Christ Jesus Youth & Adults Fulton Oursler 1994 Book 444 Book This is the latest edition of the classic life of Christ.

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Grief Observed Spiritual Growth Adult C. S. Lewis 2001 Book 76 Book C.S. Lewis joined the human race when his wife, Joy Gresham, died of cancer. Lewis, whose Christian apologetics make it seem like he's got an answer for everything, experienced crushing doubt for the first time after his wife's tragic death. A Grief Observed contains his epigrammatic reflections on that period: "Your bid--for God or no God, for a good God or the Cosmic Sadist, for eternal life or nonentity--will not be serious if nothing much is staked on it. And you will never discover how serious it was until the stakes are raised horribly high," Lewis writes. "Nothing will shake a man--or at any rate a man like me--out of his merely verbal thinking and his merely notional beliefs. He has to be knocked silly before he comes to his senses. Only torture will bring out the truth. Only under torture does he discover it himself." This is the book that inspired the film Shadowlands, but it is more wrenching, more revelatory, and more real than the movie. It is a beautiful and unflinchingly honest record of how even a stalwart believer can lose all sense of meaning in the universe, and how he can gradually regain his bearings. --Michael Joseph Gross

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Grief Therapy Bereavement Youth & Adults Karen Katafiasz 1993 Paperback 70 Book The death of a loved one has a powerful impact on a person's life. A wise & sensitive voice, Grief Therapy demonstrates how the grieving process takes time and deserves attention.

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Grieving the Loss of a Loved One: Daily Meditations Bereavement Youth & Adult Lorene Hanley Duquin 2012 Book 112 Book

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Growing in Love: Virtues for Little Ones Young Children Young Children Text adapted by Marlyn Evangelina Monge, FSP 2006-05-01 Board book 40 Book

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Guatemalan Women Speak Social Justice Adult Margaret Hooks 1991 Paperback 133 Book This vibrant & timely collection of interviews with women from all walks of Guatemalan life highlights the multiple dimensions of women's oppression, as well as their increasing protagonism as agents of social change. It is a necessary contribution toward filling a gaping hole in the literature on Guatemala.

Susanne Jones, Author, The Battle for Guatemala

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Guide to the Passion: 100 Questions About The Passion of The Christ Jesus Adult Tom Allen 2004 Book 87 Book This is a companion book to the movie 'The Passion of the Christ'. It is interesting reading by itself.

Deanery Center has 3 copies

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Habits of the Soul: Learning to Live on Purpose Spiritual Growth Adult Linda Perrone Rooney 2006-01-30 Paperback 154 Book Here is the Catholic answer to the Purpose Driven Life! In every lifetime a book comes along that can dramatically change lives. Habits of the Soul is such a book. Over the next 40 days, let this wonderful and powerful book guide you to form new habits in your inner life, habits of joy and peace, habits of generosity and love for the poor. Let this book help you learn to live, to really live!

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Hail, Holy Queen: The Mother of God in the Word of God Mary Youth & Adult Scott Hahn 2001 Book 191 Book Most Christians know that the life of Jesus is foreshadowed throughout the Old Testament. Through a close examination of the Bible, as well as the work of both Catholic and Protestant scholars and clergy, Hahn brings to light the small but significant details showing that just as Jesus is the "New Adam," so Mary is the "New Eve." He unveils the Marian mystery at the heart of the Book of Revelation and reveals how it is foretold in the very first pages of the Book of Genesis and in the story of King David's monarchy, which speaks of a privileged place for the mother of the king.

Building on these scriptural and historical foundations, Hahn presents a new look at the Marian doctrines: Her Immaculate Conception, Perpetual Virginity, Assumption, and Coronation. As he guides modern-day readers through passages filled with mysteries and poetry, Hahn helps them rediscover the ancient art and science of reading the Scriptures and gain a more profound understanding of their truthfulness and relevance to faith and the practice of religion in the contemporary world.

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Hand of God: Thoughts and Images Reflecting the Spirit of the Universe Prayer Youth & Adults Michael Reagan 2001 Paperback 160 Book Awe-inspiring hubble telescope photographs convey the grandeur of the universe, and heart-expanding words from across the ages add to this sense of awe and wonder. Together they provide a connection between science and religion that has never been so beautifully illustrated.

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Handbook for Today's Catechist: Planning Effective Lessons, Sharing the Faith Ministry Resources Adult Infantino, Ginger 2009 Book 95 Book This book provides answers and support for catechists, religion teachers, and parents when teaching their children about Catholicism. This book addresses the challenge of catechizing youth in the age of computers and electronics, including how to identify good or misleading information on the internet.

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Handbook for Today's Catholic Children Catholicism juvenile O'Connor, Francine M c2002 Paperback 62 Book This book is patterned after the Handbook for Today's Catholic. Chapters have been titled foer your child's level of understanding. The basic message of each chapter is in parentheses below each title.

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Handbook for Today's Catholic Teen Catholicism H/S - Adult Auer, Jim c2004 Paperback 111 Book This book covers traditional topics like Catholic doctrine, practices and prayers, and serious contemporary issues like violence, media, sex, substance abuse, and matters of conscience.

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Handbook of Christian Apologetics Apologetics Adult Peter Kreeft 1994 Book 406 Book

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Handbook of Faith Christianity Adult James Michael Lee 1990 Hardcover 328 Book This book helps explain the nature, structure, and expression of faith from a variety of complementary prespectives.

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Handbook of Spirituality for Ministers Pastoral Helps Adult Robert J. Wicks 1995-01-01 Paperback 587 Book An applied spirituality handbook that covers an array of topics relevant to professionals' daily work in pastoral care.

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Happily Ever After Begins Here and Now: Living the Beatitudes Today Spiritual Growth Adult Dodds, Bill c1997 Book 195 Book This book takes the words Jesus used in each Beatitude and examines what they meant in beblical times, how they have been interpreted by saints and scholars throughout the centuries, and how their timeless wisdom can be applied to life today. This book is written for peope who want to add more meaning, purpose, and joy to their lives. It is the perfect book for people who want to explore the riches of the Beatitudes on the road to living a happy, complete, and blessed life.

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Happiness Spiritual Growth Youth Chittister, Joan c2011 Book 225 Book "Benedictine Sister Joan (Chittister) draws her insights not only from the most profound philosophers and every major religious tradition East and West, but also from her own experience of a life well lived, consciously lived, and beautifully lived. This book has gems and insights in every chapter that will guide and awaken the reader to the rich possibilities of life." Rabbi Michael Lerner

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Harvest of Justice Is Sown in Peace Social Justice Youth & Adult United States Conference of Catholic Bishops 2002 Book 55 Book In commemoration of the tenth anniversary of the bishops' pastoral letter "The Challenge of Peace: God's Promise and Our Responsibility" and the 30th anniversary of St. John XXIII's encyclical letter "Pacem in Terris" an ad hoc committee drafted this statement which was approved by the full body of bishops on Nov. 17, 1993.

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Have a Little Faith: A True Story Spiritual Life Adult Mitch Albom 2009-09-29 Hardcover 249 Book Mitch Albom tells the story of two incredible men whose lives demonstrate what faith is all about. They impacted his life, and now -- without ever having met them -- they impacted mine as well. -- Tony Dungy, former NFL coach and author of Quiet Strength

This book teaches that belief can come upon us in unsuspecting ways -- and mentors might be hiding in plain sight. Cokie Roberts, political analyst, ABC News & NPR, and author of We Are Our Mothers' Daughters

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Have You Ever Seen an Elephant Sneeze?: a zany zooful of God's creatures Children and Youth Kids Snyder, Bernadette McCarver c1996 Book 72 Book

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Having a Mary Heart in a Martha World: Finding Intimacy With God in the Busyness of Life Spiritual Growth Adult Joanna Weaver 2000 Book 225 Book The life of a woman today isn#t really all that different from that of Mary and Martha in the New Testament. Like Mary, you long to sit at the Lord#s feet#but the daily demands of a busy world just won#t leave you alone. Like Martha, you love Jesus and really want to serve him#yet you struggle with weariness, resentment, and feelings of inadequacy.

Then comes Jesus, right into the midst of your busy Mary/Martha life # and he extends the same invitation he issued long ago to the two sisters of Bethany. Tenderly he invites you to choose #the better part# # a joyful life of #living-room# intimacy with him that flows naturally into #kitchen service# for him.

With her fresh approach to the familiar Bible story, Joanna Weaver shows how all of us # Marys and Marthas alike # can draw closer to our Lord: deepening our devotion, strengthening our service, and doing both with less stress and greater joy.

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He Dwells in Your Soul: Encountering the Living God Within You Prayer Adult Bede Jarrett 1999-02 Paperback 118 Book The author teaches us how to hear God's voice within us.

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He Leadeth Me Spiritual Growth Adult Fr Walter J Cizek, SJ 1995 Book 202 Book

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Healing Touch of Mary: Real Life Stories from Those Touched by Mary Mary Adult Cheri Lomonte 2006 Book 210 Book True stories and beautiful photographs of Mary that show her love and motherly care for us.

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Healing Troubled Hearts: Daily Spiritual Exercises Spiritual Growth Adult Doucet, Lyn Holley 2005 Paperback 293 Book In this 15 week program "Healing Toubled Hearts" calls us to take a break from our harried lives, to overcome the hurt of a lifetime to embrace life renewed. Each day's entry begins with an inspirational quote and contains a meditaion, suggestions for journaling or relection, and ends with a prayer. This adaptable program is suitable for groups or individuals.

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Healing Year: Daily Meditations for Living With Loss Prayer Youth & Adult Lewis, Alaric 2007 Book unpaged Book

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Healing Your Grieving Soul Grief Adult Alan D Wolfelt 2009 Paperback
Book 100 tips and activities to help you nurture your spirit as you mourn.

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Hearers of the Word Theology Adult Karl Rahner 1969 Hardcover 180 Book This book develops the theory that because of Mankind's spiritual nature or "openess" we can hear the Word of God which He freely speaks to His creatures.

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Heart and Mind of John XXIII Pope John XXIII Adult Monsignor Loris Capovilla 1964 Book 190 Book

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Heart of Flesh: a Feminist Spirituality for Women and Men Spiritual Life Adult Chittister, Joan c1998 Book 187 Book This book presents a very real look at what it means to have a feminist spirituality - a "heart of flesh"-- in a world that glamorizes violence, and legitimates domination. Sr. Joan unmasks the effects of sexism on both men and women and describes a spirituality that makes healthier, happier human beings of us all.

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Heart of the Redeemer Jesus Adult Timothy T O'Donnell 1992 Book 330 Book A revised, updated edition of this classic work on the Sacred Heart of Jesus. Dr. Tim O'Donnell examines the doctrinal roots of the devotion to the Sacred Heart in Scripture and in the Apostolic and Patristic ages; charts its growth and development through the Middle Ages; explains the enormous contribution of Saint Margaret Mary Alacoque; and unfolds the teachings of the Papal Magisterium on the Sacred Heart, including Vatican II and John Paul II. The book also includes photographs illustrating the development of the devotion.

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Heart Speaks to Heart Prayer Youth & Adults Henri J. M. Nouwen 1989 Book 62 Book Three prayers to the Sacred Heart of Jesus. The focus of these prayers is the heart of Jesus and Nouwen's identification with the brokenness of that heart and the desire for the love of Jesus.

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Hearts Always Open Inspiration Children Orr, Glenna C 2010 Hardcover
Book Hearts Always open shares a lovely story about the wisdom and warmth found in our young and old. Sharing memories of holidays past while creating new memories enriches each generaton. Glenna Orr understands the power and potential of intergenerational friendships and shares that joy with us all. Donna Butts - Exec.Director, Generations United

Hearts Always open gently reminds us of the importance of friendship between the young and the not-so-young; of the way the creating of and sharing of memories forge a strong bond across generations. Mrs. Tully suggests that a blanket of snow will mkae the holidays "just right." I suspect, however, that the open-hearted friendship Mrs. Tully and the children so obviously share will be what does that! May we learn from them.
Sister Denise Wilkinson, General Superior, Sisters of Providence, Saint Mary-of-the-Woods, Indiana

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Hearts on Fire: The Story of the Maryknoll Sisters Biography Adult Penny Lernoux 1995 Paperback 294 Book This is a moving and inspiring portrait of a communuity in constant transition and shows how--in their process of growth and conversion --they left an indelible mark on the church and the world.

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HeartSong's Revolution: Meditations for Changing Our World One Heart at a Time Spiritual Growth Adult Kathryn Knollm SNJM 2004 Book 171 Book This book offers inspiration and reflection on your daily walk through life. There are pages for your own thoughts after each reflection.

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Heartsongs Spiritual Growth Youth & Adults Mattie Stepanek 2001 Book 25 Book Matthew Joseph Thaddeus Stepanek, known to his friends as "Mattie", began writing poetry and short stories at the age of three. Some of his works explore the uncensored reality of living with a rare form of muscular dystrophy and with the grief associated with the loss of his three siblings to the same life-threatening condition. But most of his work proclaims the innocent hope, profound wisdom and delightful humor of childhood. Heartsongs is a collection of earlier poems and artworks of this gifted, courageous, award-winning poet.

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Heaven is for Real: a Little Boy's Astounding Story of his Trip to Heaven and Back Spirituality Youth & Adults Burpo, Todd c2011 Book 171 Book

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Heavenly Helpers: St. Anthony and St. Jude: Amazing True Stories of Answered Prayers Prayer Youth & Adult Mitch Finley 1994 Book 145 Book Here are amazing true stories of answered prayers to St. Jude, patron saint of hopeless causes, and to St. Anthony, patron saint of lost things. Among them: the present of a major corporation who recovers from cancer; people who suddenly find lost wedding rings, paychecks, and even children, in the most unlikely places; a woman who falls into a well, with no one near, and her unexpected rescue; people who recover from addiction; people with marriages saved, seemingly impossible pregnancies achieved, jobs found, illnesses healed.

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Hello, Sun! A Morningtime Tale of God's Great Care Faith Children Sheila Walsh 2001 Book unpaged Book When God ignores her prayer for a sunny day on her birthday, five-year-old Emma is disappointed, but then she receives a wonderful surprise.

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Henri Nouwen and Soul Care: A Ministry of Integration Spirituality Adult Wil Hernandez 2008 Book 94 Book Nowen spoke about a balance and rhythm between the three spiritual movements - inward, outward, and upward (toward self, others, and God) Dr. Hernandez explores Nouwen's understanding and practice of ministry as an integrative art of service that unites multiple disciplines in the care of souls. This is a book for spiritual directors and directees, for ministers and lay spiritual guides to be savored and shared with others.

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Henri Nouwen: A Restless Seeking for God Biography Adult Jurjen J Beumer 1997-08-25 Book 190 Book This biography traces the arc of Henri Nouwen's life from the beginning in Nijkerk, Holland to his final resting place on the outskirts of Toronto near Daybreak, the community of people he loved and served.

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Here and Now: Living in the Spirit Spiritual Growth Adult Henri J. M. Nouwen 1994 Book 144 Book

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Hidden Jesus: A New Life Jesus Youth & Adults Donald Spoto 1998 Book 312 Book Celebrity biographer and former monk Donald Spoto (author of Diana: The Last Year) applies his impressive research skills to the life of Jesus. From the get go, Spoto makes it clear that he's willing to upend many of the dominant beliefs about Jesus. For example, Spoto asserts that Jesus was born in Nazareth, not the little town of Bethlehem. (Matthew and Luke apparently placed their accounts of the birth in Bethlehem, the home of King David, in order to substantiate the belief that Jesus descended from the line of David.) And so it goes, with Spoto stating that the virginal conception should not be literally interpreted, that there is no evidence of an unusually bright star around the time of Jesus' birth, and that Jesus was not an only child, but in fact the eldest of seven. Fortunately, Spoto maintains a respectful and pensive tone throughout--a welcome departure from the tawdry details of some of his celebrity biographies. Spoto uses his investigative talents to reveal the meaning as much as the historical facts of Jesus' life and afterlife. At its core, The Hidden Life of Jesus is a Christian's personal quest and resulting theory into the ultimate meaning and enduring impact of Jesus of Nazareth. --Gail Hudson

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Hildegard's Gift Biography Children Hoyt, Megan 2014 Book 28 Book

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Hinduism: A Cultural Perspective Spiritual Growth Adult David R. Kinsley 1993-02-27 Paperback 202 Book

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History of the Popes Popes Adult Charles A Coulombe 2003 Book 492 Book Illuminates the biographies of the leaders of the Roman Catholic Church over the past 2000 years. You'll learn that many popes lived under constant threat of violence, and were either killed or forced to flee Rome for their lives. Some brought enlightenment and hope to their flocks and others used the office to promote their own agendas and enrich their own fortunes.

A continuing story of enormous political power and far reaching spiritual leadership; provides important insight into the role of the Catholic Church in Western civilization.

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History of the Popes: From Peter to the Present Popes Adult John W O'Malley, SJ 2010 Book 351 Book A History of the Popes tells the story of the oldest living institution in the Western world#the papacy. From its origins in Saint Peter, Jesus' chief disciple, through Pope Benedict XVI today, the popes have been key players in virtually all of the great dramas of the western world in the last two thousand years. Acclaimed church historian John W. O'Malley's engaging narrative examines the 265 individuals who have claimed to be Peter's successors. Rather than describe each pope one by one, the book focuses on the popes that shaped pivotal moments in both church and world history. The author does not shy away from controversies in the church, and includes legends like Pope Joan and a comprehensive list of popes and antipopes to help readers get a full picture of the papacy.

This simultaneously reverent yet critical book will appeal to readers interested in both religion and history as it chronicles the saints and sinners who have led the Roman Catholic Church over the past 2000 years. The author draws from his popular audio CD lecture series on the topic, 2,000 Years of Papal History, available through Now You Know Media

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History of the Sisters of Providence of Saint Mary-of-the-Woods (Vol. 1: 1806 - 1856) History Adult Sr. Mary Borromeo Brown, PhD 1949 Hardcover 826 Book This volume covers a biography of St. Mother Guerin, 1806 - 1856.

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History of the Sisters of Providence of Saint Mary-of-the-Woods (Vol. 2: 1856 - 1894) History Adult Sr. Eugenia Logan, SP 1978 Paperback 177 Book This volume covers from 1856 - 1894.

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History of the Sisters of Providence of St. Mary-of-the-Woods: Volume III (1890 - 1926) "The Path Marked Out" History Adult Sister Mary Roger Madden, S.P. 1991 Book 635 Book The pages of this volume span a period of about forty years in the history of the Congregation of the Sisters of Providence of Saint Mary-of-the-Woods -- from 1890 when Mother Mary Cleophas Foley was elected general superior for the first of her six terms of office, to 1928, the year of her death. Prior to this time, however, fifty years of struggle, privation and dedicated apostolic labor, in the fields of Christian education and basic health care, had prepared the ground for this later harvest of expansion and development.

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Holding Jesus: Reflections on Mary, the Mother of God Mary Youth & Adults McBride, Alfred c2012 Book 129 Book

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Holiness Spirituality Adult Donald Nicholl 1987 Paperback 158 Book In this classic book the author explores the basic movements of holiness.

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Holy Communion Outside Mass Sacraments Adult Sacred Congregation for Divine Worship
Book 93 Book

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Holy Crocodile! Stories of Saints and the Animals Who Helped Them Saints Children Caroline Cory 2013 Book 48 Book

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Holy Human: Mystics for Our Time Biography Youth & Adults John D. Powers 1989 Paperback 117 Book Using a unique interview style, the author reaches into the centuries between the seven mystics' time and ours, to bring their lives, thoughts, and deeds into our contemporary world. You will find people like us who are truly Holy Human.

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Holy Longing: The Search for A Christian Spirituality Spiritual Life Adult Ronald Rolheiser 1999 Hardcover 257 Book "Long before we do anything explicitly religious at all, we have to do something about the fire that burns within us," writes Ronald Rolheiser. "What we do with that fire, how we channel it, is our spirituality." From the opening chapter, where Rolheiser eloquently compares the burning spiritual fire of Mother Teresa, Janice Joplin, and Princess Diana, readers will be fully engaged in a unique and altogether fascinating discussion of Christian spirituality. As a regular columnist for the Catholic Herald, Rolheiser has clearly honed his writing skills. Like an eloquent marriage counselor, he deftly tries to reconcile the rift between contemporary spirituality and Christianity. For example, he points to the four pillars that support a healthy marriage of Christianity and spirituality, which are "Private prayer and private morality. Social justice. Mellowness of heart and spirit. Community as a constitutive element of true worship." Building upon these pillars, Rolheiser delves into the more challenging marital tensions with chapters such as "Christ as the Basis for Christian Spirituality" and a "Spirituality of Sexuality." This is an excellent book for any Christian who has longs to create a more holy and lasting spiritual union. --Gail Hudson

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Holy Web: Church and the New Universe Story Spiritual Growth Adult Wessels, Cletus c2000 pbk. 223 Book The author shows how the church's mission is to become and to nurture a dynamic "web of relationships" in which all humanity can find itself part of a wondrous whole. Wessels offers a profound reading of biblical categories.

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Holy Women Women Youth & Adults Benedict XVI, Pope 2011 Book 143 Book "The Church gives thanks for all the manifestations of the feminie 'genius' which have appeared in the course of history, in the midst of all peoples and nations; she gives thanks for all the charisms that the Holy Spirit distributes to women in the history of the People of God, for all the victories which she owes to their faith, hop, and charity: she gives thanks for all the fruits of feminine holiness" (n.31).

Blessed Pope John Paul II in his Apostolic Letter 'Mulieris Dignitatem'

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Honoring Motherhood: Prayers, Ceremonies & Blessings Spirituality Adult Caruso, Lynn L 2008 Book 243 Book Insightful and wise, the expressions in this soulful collection illustrate the paradox of motherhood and will speak to your heart as you see motherhood in a whole new-and holy-way.

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Honoring the Void Inspiration Youth & Adult Joseph R Veneroso 2013 Book 167 Book The underlying theme of all these reflections is the Incarnation, and how we encounter God in the gift of our humanity. Collection of the authors most inspiring reflections.

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Hope and Help for Living With Illness Psychology and Healing Adult Zielinski, Karen 2012 Book 116 Book Chronic illness can be overwhelming for the patient and family members. Drawing on her own experience with MS, Sister Karen Zielinski can help you with practical suggestions and stories of hope to face the future with confidence and faith.

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Hope-filled Prayers: Seeds of Strength Prayer Adult Joseph Coleman 2000 Paperback 114 Book This book gives honest expression to various needs and occasions. It also includes a series of rosary meditations for times of suffering and a brief preparation for the Sacraments of the Annointing of the Sick and Reconciliation.

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Hour of the Poor, the Hour of Women: Salvadoran Women Speak Social Justice Adult Golden, Renny 1991 Book
Book Winner of the 1991 Crossroad/Continuum Women's Studies Award

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How It Came To Pass Spiritual Growth Youth & Adult Fr. John Hollowell 2009 Book 200 Book Book published by Fr. John Hollowell as a gift to family and friends on the occasion of his ordination to the priesthood.

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How Much is Enough? Hungering for God in an Affluent Culture Catholic Social Teaching Adult Arthur Simon 2003 Paperback 192 Book Because possessions may capture the heart, but they cannot nourish the soul, this book maintains that only the source of joy can give us joy. It points you away from captivity to things toward fulfillment in following Christ.

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How the Catholic Church Built Western Civilization Church Adult Thomas E Woods, Jr. PhD 2005 Book 280 Book Western civilization has given us the miracles of modern science, the wealth of free-market economics, the security of the rule of law, a unique sense of human rights and freedom, charity as a virtue, splendid art and music, a philosophy grounded in reason, and innumerable other gifts that we take for granted as the wealthiest and most powerful civilization in history. But what is the ultimate source of these gifts? Bestselling author and professor Thomas E. Woods, Jr. provides the long neglected answer: the Catholic Church. Woods#s story goes far beyond the familiar tale of monks copying manuscripts and preserving the wisdom of classical antiquity. In How the Catholic Church Built Western Civilization, you#ll learn: ˇ Why modern science was born in the Catholic Church ˇ How Catholic priests developed the idea of free-market economics five hundred years before Adam Smith ˇ How the Catholic Church invented the university ˇ Why what you know about the Galileo affair is wrong ˇ How Western law grew out of Church canon law ˇ How the Church humanized the West by insisting on the sacredness of all human life No institution has done more to shape Western civilization than the two-thousand-year-old Catholic Church#and in ways that many of us have forgotten or never known. How the Catholic Church Built Western Civilization is essential reading for recovering this lost truth.

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How the Wild Things Pray Prayer Youth & Adults William Cleary 1999-04 Paperback 111 Book A hunerous look at how animals might pray.

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How to Practice: the Way to a Meaningful Life Religions and Cults Adult Bstan-;dzin-rgya-mtsho, Dalai Lama XIV c2002 Book 226 Book

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How to Understand the Sacraments Sacraments Adult Philippe Beguerie
Paper Back 160 Book

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How-To Book of Catholic Devotions Prayer Adult Mike Aquilina and Regis J. Flaherty 2000 Book 266 Book Step-by-step guidelines - explains each devotion; walks you through the process; includes helpful hints and cautions from Tradition; helps you deal with distractions and other obstacles.

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How-to Book of the Mass Mass Youth & Adult Michael Dubruiel 2002 Book 223 Book Maybe you are a recent convert, or perhaps you've attended Mass your whole life, but there are still things that puzzle you - like when you should genuflect and when you should bow...what to do during the sign of peace.

This book provides not only the who, what , where, when and why but also the how of the most time-honored traditions of the Catholic Church.

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Hungering and Thirsting for Justice: Real-Life Stories by Young Adult Catholics Inspiration Adult
2012 Book 95 Book Here are 10 real life stories by young adult Catholics. You may not agree with everything they think, say or do, but you will admire and be challenged by their passion, dedication, courage and love for God and others.

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I Believe in Love Spiritual Growth Adult
c1982 Book 176 Book Retreat conferences based on the teaching of St. Terese of Lisieux. In this little book, so full of the noblest and most tender sentiments, yet so devoid of any sentimentality, we see as if for the first time the unimaginable novelty of such familiar words as 'God so loved the world...Come unto Me... This my son was dead, and is come to life again; was lost, and is found.'

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I Believe in One God: the Creed Explained Church Youth & Adult Pope Benedict XVI 2012 Book 159 Book

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I Don't Want To: The Story of Jonah Children Ages 2 - 5
c1987 Book 32 Book

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I Just Can't Take It Anymore! Humor Adults & Children DeStefano, Anthony 2012 Book
Book Through photos chosen to bring out a smile, and carefully crafted sentiment, his delightful sense of humor lifts your heart and plants a firm message of hope and encouragement within it.

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I Like Being Catholic: Treasured Traditions, Rituals, and Stories Catholicism Youth & Adult Michael Leach 2000 Book 159 Book A celebration of the treasured traditions, rituals, and stories that run through the bloodstream of American Catholics

For Andrew Greeley, it is the reverence of Christmas night and the exultation of Easter morn. Martin Scorsese, like many others, remains grateful for the nuns who rapped his knuckles but built his self-esteem. Mary Gordon recalls the sense of lightness that follows confession; Vince Lombardi, the strength he derived from Mass; and Christopher Buckley, the role St. Thomas More plays in his writing.

I Like Being Catholic brings together the memories, thought, and hopes of famous Catholics and ordinary parishioners, lapsed and "good-enough" Catholics, and those who have devoted their lives to the faith. It captures their abiding ties to and deep affection for the Church and offers the wide-ranging, sometimes surprising views on the good things that come with being Catholic.

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I Meet Jesus Children Young Children Jean Vanier 1987 Book 208 p. Book This is the story of the ways God has loved us from the beginning of time, especially through His Son, Jesus. It is written to instruct and to inspire trust so that the child can love God and all creatures in God.

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I Thirst: A Guided Meditation with Mother Teresa Prayer Adult Mother Teresa 1986 Pamphlet 4 fold pamphlet Book

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I will Give You Shepherds: On the Formation of Priests in the Circumstances of the Present Day. Church Documents Adult Pope John Paul II 1992 Paperback 224 Book Post-Synodal Apostolic Exhortation, March 25, 1992.

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I'll Pray Anyway: The Story of Daniel Children Ages 2 - 5
c1988 Book 32 Book Retells the Biblical story of how God protected Daniel in the lions' den.

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I'm Not OK. You're not OK. But It's OK Inspiration Youth & Adult Chris Padgett 2014 Book 158 Book If they really knew me# How many times have we thought that? We put on a face that says we#re OK, but in reality we are a mess. We don#t think life can be better, so we learn to excel at being average. What if life could be lived differently? This book offers that hope. No one is perfect#we#re in good company#and there is a God who sees that we are not OK and wants to be with us anyway. Break through the barriers, face your insecurities, and find true peace so you can become the-best-version-of-yourself.

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Illustrated Stations of the Cross Prayer Adult Rev. Jim Nisbet 1982 Book 64 Book

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Illustrated World Encyclopedia of Saints Saints Youth & Adults Tessa Paul 2009 Book 256 Book An authoritative guide to the lives and works of over 500 saints, with expert commentary and over 500 beautiful paintings, statues and icons.

Includes:
- A history of saints from the time of Christ to the present
- Covers themes from miracles, canonization and pilgrimages to relics, stigmata and feast days
- Biographies for each saint, detailing the holy works they performed and the era in which they lived

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Imagine A World: Poetry for Peacemakers Social Justice Youth & Adults Peggy Rosenthal 2005 Book 183 Book

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Imitation of Christ Jesus Adult Thomas a Kempis 1989 Book 427 Book This is a classic work dating from 1418. Fr. John Hardon, SJ, says, "It's basic theme is that, since Jesus Christ is true God and true man, by imitating Christ as man, the Christian becomes more and more like Christ who is God."

Deanery Center has 3 copies of this book.

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Imitation of Christ for Children: a guide to Following Jesus Children and Youth K-12 Ficocelli, Elizabeth c2006 Book
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Imitation of Christ: Ronald Knox Translation Spiritual Life Adult Thomas a Kempis 2005 Book 265 Book

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Immersed in the Sacred: Discovering the "small s" sacraments Sacraments Adult Coffey, Kathy c2003 Book 191 Book

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Immigration and the Next America: Renewing the Soul of Our Nation Social Justice Youth & Adult Archbishop Jose H. Gomez 2013 Book 127 Book Archbishop Gomez has written a personal, passionate, and practical contribution to the national debate about immigration -- pointing the way toward a recovery of America's highest ideals.

"Immigration is a human rights test of our generation. It's also a defining historical moment for America. The meaning of this hour is that we need to renew our country in the image of her founding promises of universal rights rooted in God. Immigration is about more than immigration. It's about renewing the soul of America."
-- Archbishop Jose H. Gomez

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In a High Spiritual Season Spirituality Adult Chittister, Joan c1995 Paperback 96 Book "There is always new life trying to emerge in each of us." This book contains wonderful thoughts and meditations on the Seasons of Life.

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In Christ You Are Someone Special Spirituality Adult Dr. Chris R. Bullard 2005 Paperback 196 Book This book is a series of reflections on the Book of Ephesians for today.

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In His Footsteps: Living Prayer, Poverty, and Peace with Francis of Assisi Prayer Youth & Adults Kirvan, John J c2005 Paperback
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In Memoriam Bereavement Adult Henri J. M. Nouwen 1980-02 Book 62 Book This is the story of the death of Henri Nouwen's mother. He discovered that those who had not known his mother found much comfort in his description of the way he experienced her death.

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In Pursuit of the Great White Rabbit: Reflections on a Practical Spirituality Spirituality All Ages Fr. Edward Hays
Paperback 132 Book In this collection of essays Fr. Ed pulls back the veil to peovide visions of the invisible, glimpses of the elusive White Rabbit. (God) Reading this book will give you new insights into such commonplace parts of life as the dailyweather report, taking a bath, won tons and the merits of being a hypocrite! Regardless of your age or physical prowess, open this book and dive into life's greatest adventure, the pursuit of the Great White Rabbit.

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In Search of an American Catholicism Church Adult Jay P Dolan 2002 Book 312 Book For more than two hundred years, writes eminent Catholic historian Jay P. Dolan, Catholics have struggled to reconcile two sets of values, as Americans and as Catholics. In this incisive, elegantly written account, Dolan explores how Catholics have met the challenges they have faced as New World followers of an Old World faith.

Today, the author writes, the tensions remain, as we see signs of both a resurgent traditionalism in the church in response to the liberalizing trend launched by John XXIII, and a resistance to the conservatism of John Paul II. In this lucidly written account, the unfinished story of Catholicism in America emerges clearly and compellingly, illuminating the inner life of the church and of the nation.

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In Search of Belief Spirituality Adult Chittister, Joan c1999 Paperback 214 Book "This book is dangerous. Once you have read it, you can never again mumble the Creed complacently, without thought. ... Read it at your peril."
Bob Keller, Religion Writer, Newsday

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In Search of Christian Wisdom: Rediscovering How Jesus Taught Spirituality Adult William Herr 1991 Paperback 107 Book This book discusses the change in emphasis over time from a personal union with God to an over-emphasis upon theology.

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In Search Of God: Meditation in the Christian Tradition Spirituality Adult W. Herbstrith 2002 Book 122 Book Meditation with Teresa of Avila, John of the Cross, Therese of Lisieux, and Edith Stein.

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In the Footsteps of Gandhi: Conversations with Spiritual Social Activists Spirtual Life
Catherine Ingram 1990
284 Book This book presents twelve informative and inspiring conversations with renowned spiritual social activists.

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In the Heart of the World Mother Teresa Youth & Adult Mother Teresa 1997 Book 105 Book Follows the author as she visits desperate regions of India, Australia, and New York; devotes herself to the needy; and describes her beliefs in selflessness, forgiveness, compassion, and spiritual strength, in a glimpse into the life of one of the beloved heroines of our time. (35,000 first printing.)

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In the Name of Jesus: Reflections on Christian Leadership With Study Guide for groups and individuals Inspiration Adult Nouwen, Henri J. M 2002 Book 107 Book Bold, honest and heartwarming message about Christian leadership. Christians must give up their desire to be powerful and embrace authority based on prayer and forgiveness. His emphasis on a Jesus centered life will be helpful ...to all those wanting to live with the integrity and compassion of Christ.

Deanery Center Library also has this on DVD

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In the Shade of the Terebinth: Tales of a Night Journey Fiction Adult Gabriel Meyer 1994 Hardcover 143 Book This book is a novel/collection about a love which cannot be stopped.

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Inside the Vatican General Art Adult Bart McDowell 1991 Hardcover 232 Book A look at the many treasures and inner workings of the Vatican. Beautiful pictures

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Inspiration in the Bible Theology Adult Karl Rahner 1961 Paperback 86 Book The author examines the question of scriptual inspiration with the conviction that the whole issue would benefit by being completely rethought. He suggests therefore, an entirely new approach. The study is intentionally provocative, but no one with knowledge of inspiration can fail to find here food for thought and reflection.

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Instructive Moments with the Savior Scriptural Reflections & Prayers Adult Ken Gire 1992-11-30 Hardcover 131 Book This book helps you be with the crowds that heard and followed Jesus as you read his different parables.

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Intimacy Spiritual Growth Adult Henri J. M. Nouwen 1969 Book 150 Book

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Intimacy with God Spiritual Growth Adult Keating, Thomas 1994 Book 168 Book God is present to everything like the eye of a camera that sees everything just as it is. Yet we, in our turn, may not be present to God. Like the subjects of a casual photograph, we may not perceive that someone sees a marvelous value and beauty in us and is taking our picture.

We are summoned into the presence of God by the fact of our birth, but we become present to God only by our consent. As our faculties and capabilities to relate gradually develop and unfold, the capacity to enter into relationship with God increases, and each new depth of presence requires a new consent. Each new awakening to God changes our relationship to ourselves and to everyone and everything else. Growth in faith is growth in the right perception of all reality. ----Thomas Keating

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Inviting God In: Scriptural Reflections and Prayers Throughout the Year Scriptural Reflections & Prayers Adult Rupp, Joyce c2001 Book 160 Book 'Inviting God In' is organized according to the seasons of the church year, from Advent and Christmas, to Lent and Easter, and on through the days of Ordinary Time and particuar festivals. Each entry is just one page long, beginning with a verse from scripture followed by a reflection and a prayer.

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Irish Blessing Church and Prayer All Ages Cyril A. Reilly 1999 Book 50 Book Beautiful book that evokes the authentic spirit of Ireland: The warmth of its people, the beauty of its landscape, and the abiding faith that sees a blessing in all aspects of life.

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Islam, Christianity, and the West: A Troubled History Islam & Christianity Adult Rollin Armour, Sr 2002 Book 197 Book Beginning with Muhammad and his historical and cultural context, this book recounts the tale of the thirteen-century-long encounter of Western and Islamic civilizations. Armour uses the best of contemporary research to show how events such as the Crusades and the Reconquista of Spain have indelibly shaped the mindset of the West toward Islam and vice versa. He reveals how the modern Western political and economic system -- marked by the globalization of capitalism, technology, and science -- has been perceived by the Islamic world as a Godless secular assault on all that is holy. He ends with the Arab-Israeli conflict and the events of 11 September 2001 as the latest concrete manifestations of the tragic encounter between the three "People of the Book."

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Israel, the Land and the People: an Evangelical Affirmation of God's Promises Church Adult House, H. Wayne c1998 Paperback 348 Book

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It Is I Who Have Chosen You: An Autobiography by Judi Brown Biography Adult Judie Brown 1997 Paperback 173 Book Judie Brown is president and co-founder of American Life League, the nation#s largest grassroots pro-life educational organization. ALL started in 1979 and has grown from a kitchen table operation to a full-fledged professional organization with more than sixty full time employees and outreach throughout the nation.

"May those who read this book be moved to let God do great things in their lives and to work and pray that the killing of innocent children by abortion be stopped completely and forever." Mother Teresa

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It's Christmas Again! Seasonal Grades K -6 Lewandowski Frrich 2007-10-01 Hardcover 32 Book

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Jacob's Journey Spiritual Growth Adult Noah benShea 1991 Book 116 Book

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Jesuit Guide to (Almost) Everything: a Spirituality for Real Life Spiritual Growth Youth & Adults Martin, James, S.J c2010 Book 420 Book

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Jesus A to Z Children Children Yvonne Riley 2004 Book
Book A wonderful book for children-simple, easy and filled with God's word....Franklin Graham, President and CEO, Billy Graham Evangelistic Assoc and Samaritan's Purse

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Jesus Among Other Gods: The Absolute Claims of the Christian Message Jesus Adult Ravi Zacharias 2002-02-08 Paperback 195 Book In each chapter the author considers a unique claim that Jesus made and then contrasts the truth of Jesus with the founders of Islam, Hinduism, and Buddhism. The aurthor discovers that Jesus is who He said He is.

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Jesus and John the Baptist Children Ages 2 - 10 Retold by Catherine Storr
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Jesus at the Heart of Life: The Spirituality of Being Human Jesus Adult Nicholas Lohkamp,OFM 1994 Paperback 90 Book This is a book on incarnational spirituality. By becoming The-Word-Made-Flesh Jesus affirms our humanness. This book helps you grow and develop in accepting your own humanity, your own human condition. It helps you try to relate in healthy and loving ways to others.

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Jesus Begins His Work Children Ages 2 - 10 Retold by Catherine Storr
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Jesus Book: 40 Bible Stories Jesus Ages 4-9 LaVonne Neff 1999 Book 83 Book

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Jesus Christ: God's Love Made Visible Religious Education Grades 9 - 12 Schroeder, Carrie J 2011 Book 256 Book A one-semester course for Catholic high school students.

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Jesus Christ: God's Love Made Visible - Teacher Guide Religious Education Grades 9 - 12 Holly Hoey Germann 2011 Book 182 Book Teacher guide for Jesus Christ: God's Love Made Visible - Living in Christ series of texts

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Jesus Creed for Students Christian Living Youth & Young Adult Scot McKnight 2011 Book 106 Book The gravity point of a life before God is that his followers are to love God and love others with everything they have. Scot McKnight calls this "The Jesus Creed." Now, he's worked it out with high school and college students, seeking to show how this double commandment to love makes sense and gives shape to the moral lives of young adults. The Jesus Creed for Students aims to demonstrate a simple truth -- that followers of Jesus, follow Jesus. (Also, it's practical, filled with stories, and backed up and checked by youth pastors.)

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Jesus is Risen Easter Ages 5-12 Rolf Krenzer 2001 Book 24 Book Easter is a special time of year. In Jesus is Risen, Rolf Krenzer tells of Jesus' death and resurrection in easy-to-understand language for children. Beautifully detailed, full-color illustrations accompany the text. This captivating book will help children ages 5-12 understand the true meaning of Easter.

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Jesus Laughed and Other Reflections on Being Human Jesus Adult Jean Maalouf 1996 Book 154 Book God is not tamed by our theological speculations, nor by our churches, our managerial skills, or even our prayers. The Incarnate Word does not philosophize or theologize or reorganize; He lives, loves, comforts, heals, transforms. This is the way of Incarnational spirituality, an on-going dynamic for persons who would really let God loose in their lives. The Gospel happens anew each day in the tiniest of events. It gives Jesus, the Incarnate God, a chance to live on and transform the world again.

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Jesus of Nazareth Jesus All Ages William Barclay 1977 Book 287 Book This book is based on the film directed by Franco Zeffirellif from the script by Anthony Burgess, Suso Cecchi d' Amico and Franco Zeffirelli. Their are many pictures from the film.
Jesus of Nazareth Jesus Adult Pope Benedict XVI 2007 Book 389 Book "This book is my personal search 'for the face of the Lord'." Pope Benedict XVI

In this bold, momentous work, the Pope seeks to salvage the person of Jesus from recent "popular" depictions and to restore Jesus' true identity as discovered in the Gospels. Through his brilliance as a theologian and his personal conviction as a believer, the Pope shares a rich, compelling, flesh-and-blood portrait of Jesus and invites us to encounter, face-to-face, the central figure of the Christian faith.

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Jesus the Healer Children Ages 2 - 10 Retold by Catherine Storr
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Jesus Today: A Spirituality of Radical Freedom Social Justice Adult Albert Nolan 2006-08-30 Paperback 220 Book "A beautiful book! What Albert Nolan did 30 years ago with Jesus' passion for justice, he does again with Jesus' spirituality. Writing simply and clear as a bell, he lays out the heart of the gospel in such a way that it lights up the world and ignites the heart of the reader. Seekers as well as sturdy believers will find here deep wisdom, the fruit of the author's own mystic, prophetic life. A terrific sequel that will nourish spiritual life for years to come."
Elizabeth A. Johnson

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Jesus What Catholics Believe Jesus Youth & Adult Alan Schreck 2012 Book 136 Book Explains when and how Jesus lived, what he taught, his human and divine nature, and how he continues to act today in the sacraments, through the Holy Spirit, and in the lives of believers. This is a book for anyone wanting to know more about Jesus.

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Jesus, CEO Discovering Adult Laurie Beth Jones 1995 Paperback 318 Book

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Jesus, the Revelation of the Father's Love: What the New Testament Teaches Us Bible Study Adult Harrington, Daniel J 2010 Book 91 Book Topics:
1. Revealer and Revelation of God's Love. (Gospel of John)
2. Teacher of Love. (Synoptic Gospels)
3. The Heart of the Gospels: the Pascal Mystery (Pauline writings)
4. Proof of God's Love. (Hebrews and 1 Peter)
5. Gound of Hope. (Revelation)

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Jesus: A Pilgrimage Spiritual Growth Youth & Adult James Martin, SJ 2014 Book 510 Book "James Martin, SJ, gifted storyteller, editor at large of America magazine, popular media commentator, and New York Times bestselling author of The Jesuit Guide to (Almost) Everything, brings the Gospels to life in Jesus: A Pilgrimage, and invites believers and seekers alike to experience Jesus through Scripture, prayer and travel.Combining the fascinating insights of historical Jesus studies with profound spiritual insights about the Christ of faith, Father Martin recreates the world of first-century Galilee and Judea to usher you into Jesus's life and times and show readers how Jesus speaks to us today. Martin also brings together the most up-to-date Scripture scholarship, wise spiritual reflections, and lighthearted stories about traveling through the Holy Land with a fellow (and funny) Jesuit, visiting important sites in the life of Jesus of Nazareth. The person at the heart of the Gospels can seem impossibly distant. Stories about his astonishing life and ministry--clever parables that upended everyone's expectations, incredible healings that convinced even skeptics, nature miracles that dazzled the dumbstruck disciples--can seem far removed from our own daily lives, hard to understand, and at times irrelevant. But in Jesus you will come to know him as Father Martin knows him: Messiah and Savior, as well as friend and brother"--

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Jesus: An Experiment in Christology Jesus Adult Edward Schillebeeckx 1979 Hardcover 763 Book Considered the author's life-work, this book is a unique synthesis of historical interpretation and theological reflection.The work is principally concerned with the course taken by dogma in the incubation period of the canonical New Testament.

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Jesus: He Lived Among Us Jesus Children and adults Palavicini, R. F c2011 Book 128 Book Retelling of the story of Christ, based on the animated film from The Voice of the Martyrs. This presentation of Christ's time on earth is a biblically based, dramatized narrative that takes the reader on an action-packed journey, depicting Jesus life, including the persecution He and his followers experienced.

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Jesusgate Spiritual Growth Adult Grayson Warren Brown 2000-10 Paperback 226 Book This intriguing novel crosses time and space to shed light on a pivotal point in history. A young TV reporter flies from New York to Jerusalem to cover a fast-breaking story: the inexplicable death of Jesus of Nazareth.

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John Paul the Great: Remembering a Spiritual Father Pope John Paul II Youth & Adults Noonan, Peggy 2005 Book 238 Book Peggy Noonan's portrait of this remarkable leader.

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John XXIII: The Medicine of Mercy Popes Youth & Adult Massimo Faggioli 2014 Book 150 Book The canonization of Pope John XXIII and the 50th anniversary of Vatican II call for a fresh look at this remarkable man. Now highly regarded Vatican II historian Massimo Faggioli offers a rich and insightful portrait. His sources include the complete edition of the private diaries of the future John XXIII, published recently in 10 volumes, much of which is unavailable in English. Faggioli's use of this treasure of personal notes of the future pope means this biography offers a more complete and nuanced understanding of Angelo Roncalli than is available anywhere else in English at this time. The result is both unforgettable and inspiring.

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Joseph and His Brothers Children Ages 2 - 10 Retold by Catherine Storr
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Joseph and the Famine Children Ages 2 - 10 Retold by Catherine Storr
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Joseph: A Man of Integrity and Forgiveness Saints Youth & Adult Charles R. Swindoll 1998 Book 218 Book In a world where faith is fading and integrity is rare, the life of Joseph in the Old Testament shines like a brilliant star in the nighttime sky, showing us the folloing God brings hope even in the worst if circumstances.

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Joshua and the Shepherd Fiction Youth & Adult Joseph F Grizone 1990 Book 246 Book Within twenty-four hours of his first encounter with Joshua, David Campbell will propose the most far-reaching reforms in a millennium, reforms to destroy sectarian barriers, reforms to change the direction of the church, reforms to return Christianity to its founders with a simple message. With Joshua as his mentor, David Campbell#the Shepherd#preaches to Catholics, Protestants, Muslims, and Jews of the universal truth of God#s love. It is a message that changes everyone it touches. And no one who reads Joshua and the Shepherd will ever forget it.

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Joshua in the Holy Land Spiritual Growth Youth & Adult Joseph F Grizone 1992 Book 205 Book Joshua has come home but home is no more peaceful than during the "time long ago" remembered by Joshua. Violent, seemingly intractable disputes poison the very air. It falls to Joshua, retracing the path taken two millennia ago, to lead his followers to peace in this world as well as the next.

Full of resonances from the Gospels, this is a satisfying addition to the Joshua phenomenon.

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Joshua: A Parable for Today Fiction Youth & Adult Joseph F Grizone 1994 Book 301 Book People of various faiths and cultures have embraced this unassuming work. Joshua and it sequels have millions of readers around the world and continue to bring hope and peace to all who seek spiritual nourishment.

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Journals of Thomas Merton Spirituality Adult Merton, Thomas c1995-c1998 Hardcover 471 Book The journals and spiritual growth of Thomas Merton.

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Journey of the Soul Spiritual Growth Adult Doris Klein, CSA 2000 Book 115 Book Journey of the Soul presents the best of Doris Klein's portfolio. The internationally recognized artist gathers twenty-five images with accompanying text that engage and inspire us. The images resonate deeply within the human spirit. The text stands side-by-side with her art to uncover and embrace the Spirit's mystery and power. The artwork inspires us. The text mines the layers, and together they present an integrated experience that transforms.

"Sister Doris Klein has a deep appreciation for our uniqueness and the universality of the human condition. Her Journey of the Soul is an invitational work encouraging readers to trust their own experience of the Sacred in their lives and to take seriously the stirrings of the Spirit--the Spirit of wisdom and beauty that surrounds and sustains us. Using watercolors and words, this gifted artist draws us into her paintings and reflections, not as a stopping point but as a doorway into the presence of God, who works so profoundly in our human experience and in the creative products of artists." Robert F. Morneau, from the Foreward


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Journey Through Heartsongs Spiritual Growth Youth & Adults Mattie J.T.Stepanek 2001 Book 61 Book The award-winning poetry of 11-year-old Mattie Stepanek has touched the lives of many people. From "Heartsong," to "Vietnam War Memorial," to "Prayer for a Journey," Mattie has written movingly and courageously about life and death, love and loss, faith and hope, innocence and joy. His struggle with a rare form of muscular dystrophy has given him wisdom and insight, and his life, work, and message have been recognized by the Washington Post, the Today Show and C-Span's BookTV, Share with Mattie, poet and peacemaker, and begin your own Journey Through Heartsongs.

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Journey to the Heart: Centering Prayer for Children Prayer with Children Parents, Teachers, educators and children ages 3-10 Jelenek, Frank X c2007 pbk. 32 Book Uses rhyme and illustrations to teach children how to practice prayer of the heart, contemplative prayer, or centering prayer.

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Journeys of St. Paul Saints Youth & Adults Harpur, James 1997 Book 95 Book Second copy donated to DPC in Sept 2015.

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Joy in Loving: A Guide to Daily Living with Mother Teresa Saints Adult Mother Teresa 1997-03-01 Book 438 Book The authors, who worked closely with Mother Teresa during her lifetime, have drawn together stories and prayers inspired by the missionary, who worked tirelessly on behalf of India's poor with her sisters of charity. Each day of the year is assigned a brief story or blessing: A child goes without sugar so Mother Teresa may have it; a truckload of bread miraculously arrives for starving Indians when the rice has run out. Many of the passages are quotes from Mother Teresa herself, and all of them challenge the reader to live up to her saintly view of humanity and suffering. If the day-by-day approach doesn't fit, there's an easy-to-browse index, organized by theme ("cheerfulness," "humility," "suffering"). Her standards are high, however, and normal sinners may find her words more challenging than uplifting.

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Joy Of Love: Amoris Laetitia Pope Francis Adult Pope Francis 2016 Book 180 Book The Joy of Love (Amoris Laetitia) brings together the results of the two Synods on the Family convoked by Pope Francis in 2014 and 2015.

Striking for its breadth and detail#and firmly grounded in the challenges of family experiences#the Joy of Love affirms the rich and complex reality of family life with pastoral care, speaking the language of experience and hope.

Pope Francis reaches out to married couples, parents, and children in a spirit of accompaniment, asking everyone to read slowly, paying special attention to what applies most to our different needs. The Joy of Love is truly remarkable for its practical and concrete suggestions. It also challenges us to be understanding in the face of complex and painful situations.

Essential reading for pastors and anyone involved with the family apostolate.

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Joy of the Gospel, Evangelii Gaudium Pope Francis Youth & Adult Pope Francis 2013 Book 152 Book

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Joy of the Gospel: Group Leading Guide Pope Francis Youth & Adult Bill Huebsch 2014 Book 48 Book Perfect for small groups or individual study, this guide can help all believers understand, celebrate, and live Francis' message of Gospel joy, love and peace.

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Jude: A Pilgrimage to the Saint of Last Resort Saints Youth & Adults Liz Trotta 1998-07-01 Hardcover 270 Book What in the world has drawn veteran journalist Liz Trotta (the first American woman to report combat news during the Vietnam War) to tease St. Jude from his obscurity? Synchronicity flavors her quest--a comment made in passing to a friend that the shadowy saint had gone "high profile"--leads to the realization that Trotta herself has operated in his territory all along. Jude is the "the patron of last resorts, lost causes, the impossible, the man to summon as the ship goes down." Her quest opens in a somewhat Martin Scorsesian mood. Trotta is in Baltimore on a bus bound for the shrine of St. Jude with 40 of Vincenzo Pullara's friends and family members. The members of this shady group sport pinkie rings and Italian last names. Pullara himself has been linked to a shooting of one of the defendants in the notorious Pizza Connection drug-ring case. It seems that his wife's fervent prayers to St. Jude have gotten the authorities to drop the charges. No comment on this strange pairing of divine intervention and criminal behavior follows. Jude was the least known of the 12 apostles. His story, largely undocumented, would unfold after the Ascension when the apostles faced their trials and tribulations as Christian missionaries. Trotta promises a history, but her focus wavers in the early chapters. "To best explain what Jude is," she writes, "we must consider what he is not." Defining an object by what it is not, an endeavor which continues for many pages, strains the reader's patience. Trotta includes examples of prayers, requests, and petitions as evidence of a Jude resurgence. But the petitions to the saint have an "Are you kidding?" feel: "A State Farm Insurance agent prays for a big promotion in Portland, Oregon--and gets it"; "A Sri Lankan steel fitter injures his back--learning of a little shrine in the mountains of his country, he hires people to carry him there, and soon he can go back to work." They seem depressing examples of faith at the "gimme-gimme" level. As a long and meandering essay on the nature of faith and the popularity of this shadowy saint, with its digressions into cultural commentary (which is relentlessly unoriginal), it is unfocused. But when Trotta hits the road following in the footsteps of St. Jude through Rome, Edessa, and other parts of Mesopotamia, the narrative strengthens. However good the reporting and alluring the details, though, that first vile taste is never quite erased. Something creepy remains about citing successful real-estate deals and clemency from criminal prosecution as proof of a saint's intervening power. It's as if Trotta, high on Jude, has blinded herself to these dark, disquieting discrepancies. --Hollis Giammatteo

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Julian of Norwich: Showings (Classics of Western Spirituality) Biography Youth & Adults Julian of Norwich 1977-01-01 Paperback 369 Book In a time when Christian women mystics are at last being discovered, Julian of Norwich still stands out as one of the most essential--and one of the most approachable. An anchoress who lived in solitude in Norwich, England, in the late 14th century, Julian's book consists of the 16 "showings" or revelations from God. Most famous is her vision of the universe as she gazes into the smallness of a hazelnut, but the book is rich throughout with beauty. Her style is simple and homely in its images, not unlike the later St. Teresa of Avila. "God almighty is our loving Father," she writes, "and God all wisdom is our loving Mother." She affirms, "our substance is in God, and ... God is in our sensuality." For Julian God is the foundation of all that is, and the foundation of God is love. As she concludes, "What, do you wish to know your Lord's meaning in this thing? Know it well, love was his meaning. Who reveals it to you? Love. What did he reveal to you? Love. Why does he reveal it to you? For love." The editors, Edmund Colledge, O.S.A., and James Walsh, S.J., worked for 13 years on this beautiful edition. Including a detailed analysis of the text in the introduction, the book also contains an insightful preface from Jean Leclercq, who explores the relevance of Julian's work for today. All of this, however, is in service to these astonishing visions, given to a woman whose single desire was to surrender all to God. --Doug Thorpe

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Jump Starts for Catechists: Rites and Rituals Liturgy Adult Kathy Chateau 2004-07-01 Paperback 48 Book This series of books offers catechists quick, hands-on tips for their faith formation sessions. Each booklet provides practical and "classroom-tested information, formation, and ideas that are valuaable for beginning as well as experienced catechists.

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Jump Starts for Catechists: The Liturgical Year Liturgy Adult Daniel Connors 2005-07-01 Paperback 50 Book This series of books offers catechists quick, hands-on tips for their faith formation sessions. Each booklet provides practical and "classroom-tested information, formation, and ideas that are valuaable for beginning as well as experienced catechists.

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Just a Sister Away: a Womanist Vision of Women's Relationships in the Bible Bible Adult Weems, Renita J c1988 Book 140 Book "Just a Sister Away is a milestone in women's literature. It sheds light on the relationships of biblical women in new and meaningful ways that connect women today across class, culture, race and time. Renita Weems is one of the most important thinkers of our time." Susan Taylor, Editor-in-Chief, Essence Magazine

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Justice in the Marketplace: Collected Statements of the Vatican and the U.S. Catholic Bishops on Economic Policy, 1891-1984 Social Justice Youth & Adult
1985 Book 521 Book

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Justice Seekers Peace Makers Social Justice Adult Michael True 1985 Paperback 159 Book This volume calls attention to the lives, the works, and the writings of 32 men and women whose careers are distinguised by a commitment to peace and justice.

This book celebrates the courage, persistence, and modesty of these individuals working, living, and helping to build a better world.

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Keep Life Simple Therapy Spirituality All Ages Mundy, Linus 2010 Book 73 Book What can we do to come to know and appreciate some of the "simpler ways" of life? One answer, author Linus Mundy suggests, is to "rediscover the joy of a quiet conversation, a simple story, an honest expression of affection for another. These simple gifts and pleasures will keep your life balanced."

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Keeping-up-Your-Spirits Therapy Psychology and Healing Youth & Adults Linda Allison-Lewis 1991 Paperback 70 Book This attitude-adjuster is just the book to bolster your spirits and help you smile in the face of life's inevitable rough spots.

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Keys to the Council: Unlocking the Teaching of Vatican II Vatican II Youth & Adults Gaillardetz, Richard R c2012 Book 198 Book

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Kindly Light: The Spiritual Vision of John Henry Newman Spiritual Life Adult J. Murray Elwood 1979 Paperback 127 Book This book deails the people and events in the life of John Henry Newman, both before and after his conversion to Catholicism in 1845. Newman has been described as "the silent Father of Vatican II" because he anticipated many of the spiritual concerns of contempory men and women.

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King David Children Ages 2 - 10 Retold by Catherine Storr
Book 31 Book

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Know Your Angels Angels Adult John Ronner 1993 Book 190 Book Know Your Angels: The Angel Almanac With Biographies of 100 Prominent Angels in Legend & Folklore-And Much More!

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La Misa Sacraments Children Paul S. Plum 2001 Book 24 Book

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Ladder of the Beatitudes Scripture Adult Jim Forest 2002 Book 163 Book "...Jim Forest leads the reader on an ascent through levels of meaning, vividly illustrated with stories from the whole history of the Church." Frederica Mathewes-Green

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Lamp Unto My Feet Prayer Adult Art Toalston 1997-01-01 Hardcover 339 Book Bursting with the light of Scripture and inspiration, this revelatory collection offers 365 devotional messages -- one for every day of the year -- form well-known Christian leaders such as Al Gore, Jack Kemp, Rosa Parks, Dave Dravecky, and Willard Scott. Discover the verses that have been most pivotal in the lives of these remarkable men and women, and listen as they tell their personal stories of struggle, redemption, and enlightenment -- and reveal the role their favorite Scripture has played in bringing them closer to God.

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Last Lecture Inspiration Adult Pausch, Randy c2008 Book
Book The author, a computer science professor diagnosed with terminal cancer, explores his life, the lessons that he has learned, how he has worked to achieve his childhood dreams, and the effect of his diagnosis on him and his family.

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Laughter Was Created for Days Like This Spiritual Growth Adult
2010 Book 144 Book "I know God will not give me anything I can't handle. I just wish that He didn't trust me so much." - Mother Teresa

"Good humor makes all things tolerable." - Henry Ward Beecher

God is everywhere...even at your wit's end!

We all have those days when it's good to be reminded that we are not alone, God is with us, and He will ge us through! Keep this book close by for your daily dose of inspiration and prayer along with a good measure of laughter.

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Lay Ministers and Their Spiritual Practices Church and Ministry Adult James D Davidson 2003 Book 205