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La Infancia de Jesus

Written by Joseph Ratzinger


Format: Hardcover, 144 pages
Publisher: Image
On Sale: February 26, 2013
Price: $20.00
ISBN: 978-0-8041-3699-0 (0-8041-3699-8)

El tercer transcendental y último volumen en la popular saga internacional “Jesús de Nazaret”, escrito por El Papa, detallando como la historia de la infancia y niñez de Jesús es hoy por hoy aun tan relevante como fue hace dos mil años.

En 2007 Joseph Ratzinger publicó su primer libro como... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Souls in the Hands of a Tender God
Stories of the Search for Home and Healing on the Streets
Written by Craig Rennebohm


Format: Trade Paperback, 224 pages
Publisher: Beacon Press
On Sale: June 1, 2009
Price: $20.00
ISBN: 978-0-8070-0043-4 (0-8070-0043-4)

Since 1987, Craig Rennebohm has ministered to people who are homeless and struggling with mental illness. In Souls in the Hands of a Tender God, he tells the evocative stories of those who desperately need psychiatric, psychological, and spiritual support, like Mary, who surrounds herself with bulging trash bags, and Jerry... Read more >
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Dogs of God
Columbus, the Inquisition, and the Defeat of the Moors
Written by James Reston, Jr.


Format: Trade Paperback, 400 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: October 10, 2006
Price: $17.00
ISBN: 978-1-4000-3191-7 (1-4000-3191-5)

From the acclaimed author of Warriors of God comes a riveting account of the pivotal events of 1492, when towering political ambitions, horrific religious excesses, and a drive toward international conquest changed the world forever.

James Reston, Jr., brings to life the epic story of Spain’s effort to consolidate its own burgeoning... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Called Out of Darkness
A Spiritual Confession
Written by Anne Rice


Format: Trade Paperback, 256 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: March 9, 2010
Price: $15.95
ISBN: 978-0-307-38848-3 (0-307-38848-4)

Anne Rice’s first work of nonfiction—a powerful and haunting memoir that explores her continuing spiritual transformation.

Anne Rice was raised in New Orleans as the devout child in a deeply religious Irish Catholic family. Here, she describes how, as she grew up, she lost her belief in God, but not her desire... Read more >
Also available as an unabridged audiobook download and an eBook.

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Christ the Lord: Out of Egypt
A Novel
Written by Anne Rice


Format: Paperback, 336 pages
Publisher: Fawcett
On Sale: October 31, 2006
Price: $7.99
ISBN: 978-0-345-43683-2 (0-345-43683-0)

Having completed the two cycles of legend to which she has devoted her career so far, Anne Rice brings us a novel about the early years of CHRIST THE LORD, based on the Gospels and on the most respected New Testament scholarship.

The book’s power derives from the passion its author brings... Read more >
Also available as an unabridged audiobook download, eBook and a trade paperback.

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Christ the Lord: The Road to Cana

Written by Anne Rice


Format: Trade Paperback, 272 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: February 1, 2011
Price: $14.95
ISBN: 978-0-307-74119-6 (0-307-74119-2)

The second book in Anne Rice’s hugely ambitious and masterful life of Christ.

It’s a winter of no rain, endless dust, and talk of trouble in Judea. All who know and love Jesus find themselves waiting for some sign of the path he will eventually take. After his baptism, he is at... Read more >
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Christ the Lord: The Road to Cana
Christ the Lord
Written by Anne Rice


Format: Paperback, 336 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: February 24, 2009
Price: $7.99
ISBN: 978-1-4000-7894-3 (1-4000-7894-6)

The second book in Anne Rice's hugely ambitious and masterful life of Christ.

It's a winter of no rain, endless dust, and talk of trouble in Judea. All who know and love Jesus find themselves waiting for some sign of the path he will eventually take. After his baptism, he is at... Read more >

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Christ the Lord: The Road to Cana

Written by Anne Rice


Format: Hardcover, 256 pages
Publisher: Knopf
On Sale: March 4, 2008
Price: $25.95
ISBN: 978-1-4000-4352-1 (1-4000-4352-2)

Anne Rice’s second book in her hugely ambitious and courageous life of Christ begins during his last winter before his baptism in the Jordan and concludes with the miracle at Cana.

It is a novel in which we see Jesus—he is called Yeshua bar Joseph—during a winter of no rain, endless dust... Read more >

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God Is.
My Search for Faith in a Secular World
Written by David Adams Richards


Format: Trade Paperback, 176 pages
Publisher: Anchor Canada
On Sale: March 23, 2010
Price: $19.95
ISBN: 978-0-385-66652-7 (0-385-66652-7)

In this invaluable contribution to the continuing debate about religious belief, David Adams Richards offers an exhilaratingly fresh perspective and a voice more impassioned, heartfelt, and sometimes furious, than anything written about God by an atheist.

David Adams Richards, one of Canada’s most beloved and celebrated authors, has been wrestling with... Read more >
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A Passionate Pilgrim
A Biography of Bishop James A. Pike
Written by David M. Robertson


Format: Trade Paperback, 304 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: August 8, 2006
Price: $16.95
ISBN: 978-0-375-72616-3 (0-375-72616-0)

James A. Pike, the fifth bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of California, was a man of many faces. To some he was an iconoclast, a man decades ahead of his time who modernized the Church and rendered it more progressive and open to inquiry. To others he was a heretic, who... Read more >
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Sacred Fire
A Vision for a Deeper Human and Christian Maturity
Written by Ronald Rolheiser


Format: Hardcover, 368 pages
Publisher: Image
On Sale: March 11, 2014
Price: $25.00
ISBN: 978-0-8041-3914-4 (0-8041-3914-8)

Beloved author Ronald Rolheiser continues his search for an accessible and penetrating Christian spirituality in his follow-up to the contemporary classic, The Holy Longing. In Sacred Fire, Rolheiser shows how identifying and embracing discipleship will lead to new heights of spiritual awareness and maturity.  Rolheiser takes readers on a journey through... Read more >
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Paul Among the People
The Apostle Reinterpreted and Reimagined in His Own Time
Written by SARAH RUDEN


Format: Trade Paperback, 240 pages
Publisher: Image
On Sale: August 2, 2011
Price: $15.00
ISBN: 978-0-385-52257-1 (0-385-52257-6)

It is a common—and fundamental—misconception that Paul told people how to live. Apart from forbidding certain abusive practices, he never gives any precise instructions for living. It would have violated his two main social principles: human freedom and dignity, and the need for people to love one another.

Paul was a... Read more >
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The Mushroom in Christian Art
The Identity of Jesus in the Development of Christianity
Written by John A. Rush
Foreword by Martin W. Ball, Ph.D.


Format: Trade Paperback, 400 pages
Publisher: North Atlantic Books
On Sale: January 11, 2011
Price: $29.95
ISBN: 978-1-55643-960-5 (1-55643-960-1)

In The Mushroom in Christian Art, author John A. Rush uses an artistic motif to define the nature of Christian art, establish the identity of Jesus, and expose the motive for his murder. Covering Christian art from 200 CE (common era) to the present, the author reveals that Jesus, the Teacher... Read more >

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Life After Death
A History of the Afterlife in Western Religion
Written by Alan Segal


Format: Hardcover, 880 pages
Publisher: Doubleday Religion
On Sale: July 13, 2004
Price: $39.95
ISBN: 978-0-385-42299-4 (0-385-42299-7)

"This monumental study combines history, geography, mythology, archaeology and anthropology with biblical text analysis...[T]he erudition [Segal] displays is undoubtedly the result of a lifetime of scholarship....[An] impressive contribution to our understanding of human belief and behavior." --Publishers Weekly (starred review)

A magisterial work of social history, Life After Death illuminates the many... Read more >
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In the Name of the Son
The Life of Jesus in Art, from the Nativity to the Passion
Written by Vittorio Sgarbi
Translated by Alastair McEwen


Format: Hardcover, 464 pages
Publisher: Rizzoli Ex Libris
On Sale: November 18, 2014
Price: $35.00
ISBN: 978-0-8478-4389-3 (0-8478-4389-0)

How artists from Giotto to Caravaggio have written a visual biography of Christ through the finest masterpieces in the history of art. In the Name of the Son approaches figurative art through the lens of the greatest mystery of mankind: the life of Jesus Christ. From the late medieval period through... Read more >

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Life of Christ

Written by Fulton J. Sheen


Format: Trade Paperback, 688 pages
Publisher: Image
On Sale: August 16, 1977
Price: $19.00
ISBN: 978-0-385-13220-6 (0-385-13220-4)

Filled with compassion and brilliant scholarship, Fulton Sheen's recounting of the Birth, Life, Crucifixion, and Resurrection of Christ is as dramatic and moving as the subject Himself. Read more >
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Firsthand
Ditching Secondhand Religion for a Faith of Your Own
Written by Ryan Shook and Josh Shook


Format: Trade Paperback, 224 pages
Publisher: WaterBrook Press
On Sale: July 15, 2014
Price: $12.99
ISBN: 978-1-60142-722-9 (1-60142-722-0)

Firsthand is a quest by two young authors to help their peers move from beliefs and values that have been handed down from others to a more personal, grown up, and sustainable faith. Ryan and Josh Shook—sons of church pastors Kerry and Chris Shook—deliver helpful insights for those who have grown... Read more >
Also available as an unabridged audiobook download, eBook and a hardcover.

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Inner Christianity
A Guide to the Esoteric Tradition
Written by Richard Smoley


Format: Trade Paperback, 352 pages
Publisher: Shambhala
On Sale: October 8, 2002
Price: $22.95
ISBN: 978-1-57062-810-8 (1-57062-810-6)

“…presents wonderfully clear descriptions of significant themes and concepts, the author’s primary concern is to provide an insider’s understanding of “universal truths of esoteric knowledge” in their Christian expression. He succeeds admirably in a nuanced presentation characterized by impeccable scholarship, one that should satisfy academics and appeal to a popular audience... Read more >

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Simple Gifts
Lessons in Living from a Shaker Village
Written by June Sprigg


Format: Trade Paperback, 240 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: June 7, 1999
Price: $15.00
ISBN: 978-0-375-70432-1 (0-375-70432-9)

In Simple Gifts, June Sprigg tells the story of one of America’s last Shaker communities—Canterbury Shaker Village, in Canterbury, New Hampshire—during its twilight years, and of its seven remarkable “survivor” women, who were among the last representatives of our longest-lived and best-known communal utopian society. As a college student Sprigg spent... Read more >

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The City of God

Written by St. Augustine
Translated by Marcus Dods
Introduction by Thomas Merton


Format: Trade Paperback, 928 pages
Publisher: Modern Library
On Sale: September 12, 2000
Price: $15.95
ISBN: 978-0-679-78319-0 (0-679-78319-9)

One of the great cornerstones in the history of Christian philosophy, The City of God provides an insightful interpretation of the development of modern Western society and the origin of most Western thought. Contrasting earthly and heavenly cities--representing the omnipresent struggle between good and evil--Augustine explores human history in its relation... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a hardcover.

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The Confessions

Written by St. Augustine
Preface by Patricia Hampl


Format: Trade Paperback, 400 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: December 29, 1998
Price: $14.95
ISBN: 978-0-375-70021-7 (0-375-70021-8)

A Vintage Spiritual Classic

“God is our home but many of us have strayed from our native land. The venerable authors of these Spiritual Classics are expert guides—may we follow their directions home.” —Archbishop Desmond Tutu

Writing in the last years of the fourth century a.d., Saint Augustine of Hippo created what is... Read more >
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The Rule of Saint Benedict

Written by St. Benedict


Format: Trade Paperback, 112 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: March 24, 1998
Price: $13.95
ISBN: 978-0-375-70017-0 (0-375-70017-X)

A Vintage Spiritual Classic

Composed nearly fifteen hundred years ago by the father of Western monasticism, The Rule of St. Benedict has for centuries been the guide of religious communities. St. Benedict’s rules of obedience, humility, and contemplation are not only prerequisites for formal religious societies, they also provide an invaluable model... Read more >

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Honey and Salt
Selected Spiritual Writings of Bernard of Clairvaux
Written by St. Bernard


Format: Trade Paperback, 496 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: May 1, 2007
Price: $13.95
ISBN: 978-0-375-72565-4 (0-375-72565-2)

Bernard of Clairvaux, the twelfth-century monk who wrote that "Jesus is honey in the mouth, melody in the ear, a cry of joy in the heart," was both a mystic and a reformer. His writings reveal a mystical theology that Thomas Merton, a monastic heir to Bernard’s Cistercian reform, says "explains... Read more >

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The Little Flowers of St. Francis of Assisi

Written by St. Francis of Assisi


Format: Trade Paperback, 160 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: March 24, 1998
Price: $14.00
ISBN: 978-0-375-70020-0 (0-375-70020-X)

A Vintage Spiritual Classic

With a new Preface by the noted writer Madeleine L’Engle, author of nearly fifty books of fiction and non-fiction, including A Wrinkle in Time. St. Francis of Assisi’s ecstatic embrace of a life of poverty revolutionized Christianity even as it transformed the ethics of the West. In this... Read more >

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The Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius

Written by Saint Ignatius
Preface by Avery Dulles
Edited by John F. Thornton
Translated by Louis J.Puhl


Format: Trade Paperback, 224 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: December 19, 2000
Price: $15.00
ISBN: 978-0-375-72492-3 (0-375-72492-3)

A Vintage Spiritual Classic

The Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius of Loyla is the core work of religious formation for members of the Society of Jesus, the single largest religious order within the Roman Catholic Church. For four and a half centuries in many thousands of editions in all languages, The Exercises... Read more >
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