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Letter and Spirit
From Written Text to Living Word in the Liturgy
Written by Scott Hahn


Format: Hardcover, 256 pages
Publisher: Image
On Sale: November 8, 2005
Price: $22.95
ISBN: 978-0-385-50933-6 (0-385-50933-2)

The bestselling author of The Lamb’s Supper continues his thoughtful exploration of the complex relationship between the Bible and the Catholic liturgy in a revelatory work that will appeal to all readers.

Scott Hahn has inspired millions of readers with his perceptive and unique view of Catholic theology and worship, becoming one... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Lord, Have Mercy
The Healing Power of Confession
Written by Scott Hahn


Format: Hardcover, 214 pages
Publisher: Image
On Sale: March 18, 2003
Price: $23.00
ISBN: 978-0-385-50170-5 (0-385-50170-6)

An illuminating, reassuring explanation of the Catholic Church’s teachings on confession and forgiveness by the bestselling author of The Lamb’s Supper and Hail, Holy Queen.

Scott Hahn's Lord, Have Mercy, Scott Hahn explores the sacrament of reconciliation and shows why it is the key to spiritual growth.

Drawing on the history of ancient... Read more >
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Ordinary Work, Extraordinary Grace
My Spiritual Journey in Opus Dei
Written by Scott Hahn


Format: Hardcover, 176 pages
Publisher: Image
On Sale: September 26, 2006
Price: $21.95
ISBN: 978-0-385-51924-3 (0-385-51924-9)

To conspiracy theorists, Opus Dei is a highly secretive and powerful international organization. To its members, however, Opus Dei is a spiritual path, a way of incorporating the teachings of Jesus into everyday life. In Ordinary Work, Extraordinary Grace, Scott Hahn, a member of Opus Dei, describes the organization’s founding, its... Read more >
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Reasons to Believe
How to Understand, Explain, and Defend the Catholic Faith
Written by Scott Hahn


Format: Hardcover, 240 pages
Publisher: Image
On Sale: May 8, 2007
Price: $22.95
ISBN: 978-0-385-50935-0 (0-385-50935-9)

This book unravels mysteries, corrects misunderstandings, and offers thoughtful, straightforward responses to common objections about the Catholic faith.

Bestselling author Scott Hahn, a convert to Catholicism, has experienced the doubts that so often drive discussions about God and the Church. In the years before his conversion, he was first a nonbeliever and... Read more >
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Swear to God
The Promise and Power of the Sacraments
Written by Scott Hahn


Format: Hardcover, 240 pages
Publisher: Image
On Sale: May 18, 2004
Price: $23.00
ISBN: 978-0-385-50931-2 (0-385-50931-6)

The most solemn, majestic, and beautiful gifts that Jesus Christ gave to the world are His sacraments. He endowed them with unprecedented and unparalleled power—power to change lives, save souls, and share God’s very life. The sacraments are the ordinary means by which God directs the course of each human life... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Night of the Confessor
Christian Faith in an Age of Uncertainty
Written by Tomas Halik


Format: Trade Paperback, 240 pages
Publisher: Image
On Sale: January 10, 2012
Price: $14.00
ISBN: 978-0-385-52452-0 (0-385-52452-8)

Tomáš Halík is a wise guide for the post-Christian era, and never more so than in his latest work, a thought-provoking and powerful reflection on the relationship between faith, paradox, change, and resurrection.
As the challenges of cultural secularization and dwindling congregation size confront religious communities across North America and Europe... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Markings

Written by Dag Hammarskjold
Preface by Jimmy Carter
Translated by W. H. Auden and L. Fitzgerald Sjoberg


Format: Trade Paperback, 256 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: October 10, 2006
Price: $15.95
ISBN: 978-0-307-27742-8 (0-307-27742-9)

Universally known and admired as a peacemaker, Dag Hammarskjöld concealed a remarkable intense inner life which he recorded over several decades in this journal of poems and spiritual meditations, left to be published after his death. A dramatic account of spiritual struggle, Markings has inspired hundreds of thousands of readers since... Read more >

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Classic Bible Stories: Jesus - The Road of Courage / Mark, The Youngest Disciple

Written by Chad Varah and Marcus Morris
Illustrated by Frank Hampson and Giorgio Bellavitas


Format: Hardcover, 112 pages
Publisher: Titan Books
On Sale: April 6, 2010
Price: $19.95
ISBN: 978-1-84856-525-8 (1-84856-525-9)

Some of Britain’s finest comics artists of all time also produced strips for the classic British comic Eagle based on stories from the Bible. Now, for the first time ever, all these Bible Stories are being collected, beginning with Frank Hampson’s Road of Courage, the life story of Jesus, and Mark... Read more >

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Catholic Catechism

Written by John Hardon


Format: Trade Paperback, 624 pages
Publisher: Image
On Sale: April 23, 1975
Price: $17.99
ISBN: 978-0-385-08045-3 (0-385-08045-X)

A comprehensive yet portable catechism that presents the major elements of Catholic faith within the areas of doctrine and dogma, morality and the spiritual life, ritual and worship. Read more >
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Roman Catholic Church - Simple Guides

Written by Edmund Hartley


Format: Trade Paperback, 144 pages
Publisher: Kuperard
On Sale: May 5, 2009
Price: $10.95
ISBN: 978-1-85733-441-8 (1-85733-441-8)

The Roman Catholic Church is the largest Christian denomination in the world. Although it has evolved over time and spread to every continent, its belief, structure and liturgy date back to the one Church founded by Christ. This personal introduction by an English priest, whose experience includes many years of service... Read more >
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The Politics of Jesus
Rediscovering the True Revolutionary Nature of Jesus' Teachings and How They Have Been Corrupted
Written by Obery Hendricks


Format: Trade Paperback, 384 pages
Publisher: Three Leaves
On Sale: August 21, 2007
Price: $17.00
ISBN: 978-0-385-51665-5 (0-385-51665-7)

Who was Jesus? And how was this first-century political revolutionary, whose teachings are meant to lead the way to freedom, turned into a meek and mild servant of the status quo? How is it possible to profess a belief in Jesus, yet ignore the suffering of the poor and the needy?... Read more >
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The Forge of Christendom
The End of Days and the Epic Rise of the West
Written by Tom Holland


Format: Trade Paperback, 512 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: June 1, 2010
Price: $19.95
ISBN: 978-0-307-27870-8 (0-307-27870-0)

At the approach of the first millennium, the Christians of Europe did not seem likely candidates for future greatness. Weak, fractured, and hemmed in by hostile nations, they saw no future beyond the widely anticipated Second Coming of Christ. But when the world did not end, the peoples of Western Europe... Read more >
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Mortal Beauty, God's Grace
Major Poems and Spiritual Writings of Gerard Manley Hopkins
Written by Gerard Manley Hopkins


Format: Trade Paperback, 240 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: December 2, 2003
Price: $13.95
ISBN: 978-0-375-72566-1 (0-375-72566-0)

A Vintage Spiritual Classic

Gerard Manley Hopkins is one of English poetry’s most brilliant stylistic innovators, and one of the most distinguished poets of any age. However, during his lifetime he was known not as a poet but as a Jesuit priest, and his faith was essential to his work. His writings... Read more >

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In the Footsteps of Jesus
A Chronicle of His Life and the Origins of Christianity
Written by Jean-Pierre Isbouts


Format: Hardcover, 368 pages
Publisher: National Geographic
On Sale: November 6, 2012
Price: $40.00
ISBN: 978-1-4262-0987-1 (1-4262-0987-8)

The Gospels of the New Testament describe the life of Jesus of Nazareth, from his birth in Bethlehem and his travels through Galilee, to his trial and death in Jerusalem. In the Footsteps of Jesus goes even deeper into the story of Jesus’ life by following his path through the Holy... Read more >

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National Geographic Who's Who in the Bible
Unforgettable People and Timeless Stories from Genesis to Revelation
Written by Jean-Pierre Isbouts


Format: Hardcover, 384 pages
Publisher: National Geographic
On Sale: November 5, 2013
Price: $40.00
ISBN: 978-1-4262-1159-1 (1-4262-1159-7)

Written by best-selling author Jean-Pierre Isbouts, Who’s Who in the Bible is the ultimate reference guide to the men and women in the Bible, featuring more than 2,000 entries spanning Genesis to Revelation.

From the author of In the Footsteps of Jesus and The Biblical World comes a vibrant family reference that brings to life the fascinating... Read more >

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The Jefferson Bible, Smithsonian Edition
The Life and Morals of Jesus of Nazareth
Written by Thomas Jefferson
Contribution by Janice Stagnitto Ellis
Introduction by Harry Rubenstein and Barbara Clark Smith


Format: Hardcover, 200 pages
Publisher: Smithsonian Books
On Sale: November 1, 2011
Price: $35.00
ISBN: 978-1-58834-312-3 (1-58834-312-X)

The Jefferson Bible, or The Life and Morals of Jesus of Nazareth as it is formally titled, was Thomas Jefferson’s effort to extract what he considered the pertinent doctrine of Jesus by removing sections of the New Testament containing supernatural aspects as well as perceived misinterpretations he believed had been added... Read more >

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The Jefferson Bible
The Life and Morals of Jesus of Nazareth
Written by Thomas Jefferson and Forrest Church


Format: Hardcover, 192 pages
Publisher: Beacon Press
On Sale: July 4, 2001
Price: $16.00
ISBN: 978-0-8070-7714-6 (0-8070-7714-3)

We must reduce our volume to the simple evangelists, select, even from them, the very words only of Jesus. There will be remaining the most sublime and benevolent code of morals which has ever been offered to man.–Thomas Jefferson

Featuring an introduction by Forrest Church, this reissue of The Jefferson Bible offers... Read more >

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The Creed
What Christians Believe and Why it Matters
Written by Luke Timothy Johnson


Format: Trade Paperback, 336 pages
Publisher: Image
On Sale: August 17, 2004
Price: $15.99
ISBN: 978-0-385-50248-1 (0-385-50248-6)

In The Creed, Luke Timothy Johnson, a New Testament scholar and Catholic theologian, clarifies the history of the creed, discussing its evolution from the first decades of the Christian Church to its significance in the present day.

During services in Christian communities, the members of the congregation stand together to recite the... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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An Unquenchable Thirst
A Memoir
Written by Mary Johnson


Format: Trade Paperback, 560 pages
Publisher: Spiegel & Grau
On Sale: February 26, 2013
Price: $16.00
ISBN: 978-0-385-52748-4 (0-385-52748-9)

At seventeen, Mary Johnson experienced her calling when she saw a photo of Mother Teresa on the cover of Time magazine; eighteen months later she began her training as a Missionary of Charity, a nun in Mother Teresa’s order. Not without difficulty, this boisterous, independent-minded teenager eventually adapted to the sisters’... Read more >

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The Supplicating Voice
The Spiritual Writings of Samuel Johnson
Written by Samuel Johnson


Format: Trade Paperback, 352 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: April 12, 2005
Price: $13.00
ISBN: 978-0-375-72567-8 (0-375-72567-9)

A unique one-volume selection of Samuel Johnson’s writings on spiritual and moral topics provides an unusually inspiring portrait of the man and his thought.

Most readers know Dr. Johnson (1709—1784) as the formidable compiler of his famous Dictionary and as the witty conversationalist portrayed in Boswell’s Life. By contrast, this book—which draws... Read more >

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Quiverfull
Inside the Christian Patriarchy Movement
Written by Kathryn Joyce


Format: Trade Paperback, 272 pages
Publisher: Beacon Press
On Sale: May 1, 2010
Price: $20.00
ISBN: 978-0-8070-1073-0 (0-8070-1073-1)

Kathryn Joyce’s fascinating introduction to the world of the patriarchy movement and Quiverfull families examines the twenty-first-century women and men who proclaim self-sacrifice and submission as model virtues of womanhood–and as modes of warfare on behalf of Christ. Here, women live within stringently enforced doctrines of wifely submission and male headship... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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A Church in Search of Itself
Benedict XVI and the Battle for the Future
Written by Robert Blair Kaiser


Format: Trade Paperback, 304 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: April 10, 2007
Price: $13.95
ISBN: 978-0-307-27814-2 (0-307-27814-X)

A deeply informed look at the intensifying struggle over the future of the Catholic Church.

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... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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By Fire, By Water

Written by Mitchell James Kaplan


Format: Trade Paperback, 320 pages
Publisher: Other Press
On Sale: May 18, 2010
Price: $15.95
ISBN: 978-1-59051-352-1 (1-59051-352-5)

Luis de Santángel, chancellor to the court and longtime friend of the lusty King Ferdinand, has had enough of the Spanish Inquisition. As the power of Inquisitor General Tomás de Torquemada grows, so does the brutality of the Spanish church and the suspicion and paranoia it inspires. When a dear friend’s... Read more >
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The Gospel of Judas, Critical Edition
Together with the Letter of Peter to Phillip, James, and a Book of Allogenes from Codex Tchacos
Written by Rodolphe Kasser and Gregor Wurst


Format: Hardcover, 384 pages
Publisher: National Geographic
On Sale: June 19, 2007
Price: $45.00
ISBN: 978-1-4262-0191-2 (1-4262-0191-5)

For the first time in a single volume, discover the complete text of Codex Tchacos--the remarkable ancient papyrus book that contains the Gospel of Judas. Hidden for 1,600 years in an Egyptian cave, only to be found, traded, and all but destroyed before its restoration began in 2001, Codex Tchacos contains... Read more >

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Being Both
Embracing Two Religions in One Interfaith Family
Written by Susan Katz Miller


Format: Hardcover, 264 pages
Publisher: Beacon Press
On Sale: October 22, 2013
Price: $25.95
ISBN: 978-0-8070-1319-9 (0-8070-1319-6)

Susan Katz Miller grew up with a Jewish father and Christian mother, and was raised Jewish. Now in an interfaith marriage herself, she is one of the growing number of Americans who are boldly electing to raise children with both faiths, rather than in one religion or the other (or without... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a trade paperback.
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