The Message: Catholic/Ecumenical Edition
Eugene Peterson's The Message® is a fresh, compelling, insightful, challenging, faith-filled translation of the Bible into contemporary idiomatic American English and is first and foremost a reader's Bible. Eugene Peterson and William Griffin (translator of the deuterocanonical books) have made the Scriptures come alive again by translating them in a way that people can understand what God is trying to say to us today.
This Bible is meant to be read. The Message® is not meant to be a subsititue for your other bible translations. It is meant to sit next to them where you can pick it up and simply start reading. We hope it will send you back to your other translations with new insight and curiosity.
The College Study Bible
Introductions to each section of the Bible that are easy to understand and ninety short articles accompanying the text that address social concerns, life issues, and spiritual needs of students.
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Now for the first time and exclusively from ACTA Publications, The Message® features the deuteroncanonical books translated by William Griffin in The Message®: Catholic/Ecumenical Edition. Including the books of Judith, Tobit, Sirach, Wisdom, Baruch, 1 and 2 Maccabees, and additions to Esther and Daniel, all translated in the same contemporary American-idiomatic paraphrased style as the other editions of The Message®.
Get ready to have your perceptions changed! This extraordinary set of talks by theologian and storyteller John Shea explores the spirituality of Jesus himself. Shea shows that Jesus’ words and actions were aimed at teaching us two things: how to let go of our sins and how to overcome our fear. Once we do that, Shea argues, we can enter more fully into the “Eucharistic spirituality” of Jesus, which is one of constant receiving and giving of love.
This extraordinary set of talks by theologian and storyteller John Shea explores and explains the spirituality of masters, mystics, and saints from many different religious traditions. Using Scripture, personal reflections, ancient folktales, and contemporary examples, Shea describes how the "journey inside" can be the foundation for a practical and effective approach to daily living.
In Great American Catholic
Eulogies, Carol DeChant has compiled fifty of the most
memorable and instructive eulogies of Catholics
Pamela Greenberg offers a new translation of the Book of Psalms that reinvigorates these beautiful prayers with the original passion and emotion with which they were written
John Shea presents this commentary on the Sunday Gospel readings. Ideal for Christian preachers and teachers and Christians who meditate on the Gospels, Shea's book takes a literary-spiritual approach.
On DVD for the first time ever, Stories of the Human Spirit showcases 18 stories taken from John Shea's bestselling book The Legend of the Bells and Other Tales.
The classic children"s grief resource, on DVD.
John Shea presents evocative reflections to enhance Scripture-based preaching and teaching for liturgical feast days, funerals, and weddings.
Beloved storyteller and theologian John Shea provides a unique commentary that's ideal for preaching, teaching, or simply meditating on the Gospels.
John Shea presents this commentary on the Sunday Gospel readings. Ideal for Christian preachers and teachers and Christians who meditate on the Gospels, Shea's book takes a literary-spiritual approach. He analyzes the mindsets of characters and how Jesus complimented, critiqued and praised these mindsets to inspire meditation, reflection, and spiritual development.