“Tell me a story, Daddy … about when God was a little girl.” Susanna’s playful request begins a whimsically profound tale woven between father and daughter. Together they retell the familiar story of creation, but with unexpected twists and insightful turns along the way. The exuberant joy of God’s creative energy sparkles in this tale that honors both interconnection and diversity. Between the gentle wisdom in the text and the beautiful paintings that accompany it, you may never think about God, creation, or yourself in quite the same way.
Drawing from the best and most poetic of Richard Rohr’s essays from nearly a quarter of a century, each chapter in this new collection examines one of the seven core mystical truths. Organized according to the mystical paths that every worshiper must follow, Rohr identifies the despair of everyday life, promotes opportunities for change even in the face of pain, thereby transforming one's deeper self into a beacon of light that aids in the perpetual metamorphosis of others. Illuminating these insights with reflections on Christian and Jewish scriptures while citing the greatest religious writers throughout the ages, Rohr offers an unparalleled window into the wisdom of the mystics, within a succinct volume that represents the best treasury of his vast library of writing
A father’s impossible quest to return to his family. A son’s magical journey. A single mother’s heroic efforts to protect her son. And fate’s sleight of hand bringing together baseball’s past legends and today’s major league stars in a game for the ages.
Full of hope, drama, humor and non-stop action, Wild Cards is a novel of striking narrative and power. It investigates the mysteries of faith, fatherhood, re-incarnation, and a belief that even baseball plays a hand in our destinies. The perfect gift for the young at heart.
Dr. Jung uses his own story and the stories of people he has assisted to dramatically illustrate how the miraculous power of hope—in times of despair as much as in times of triumph and joy—can transform and enrich our lives. Mental health professionals and educators, clergy and seminarians, marriage and family counselors, spiritually-based therapists, social workers, students of psychology, and practicing and aspiring spiritual advisors and directors will benefit from reading this book. So will victims of a troubled childhood, sufferers from depression, those lacking self-confidence, seekers of all faiths, and survivors of all manner of abuse—as well as the family members, friends, and other loved ones trying to understand and help them.
Chants of the monks of the New Camaldoli Hermitage in Big Sur, California, include psalms, antiphons, hymns, canticles, acclamations, and responsorials that make up the vigils, lauds, vespers, and compline prayed and sung by Christians throughout the world each Sunday.
A set of 24 miniature books arranged in sequence, The Story of Christmas Story Book Set and Advent Calendar is a wonderfully illustrated retelling of the story of Mary, Joseph, and the baby Jesus through the beloved holiday custom of keeping an Advent calendar.
Critically-acclaimed author Donald Cozzens that takes us behind the scenes of the Roman Catholic Church for an unflinching look at clergy sexual abuse and its very personal consequences. Cozzens weaves an intricate story of scholars and trained killers, bishops and priests, church ladies and clandestine operatives struggling--each in their own way--to protect the institution they venerate or to blow the lid off the oldest boys' club in the world.
With gripping narrative and solid scholarship, Sweeney charts hell's evolution from the Old Testament underworld Sheol, through history and literature, to the greatest influencer of all time: Dante's Inferno.
The primary goal of this book is to tell the story of Vatican II by allowing those who witnessed the Council up close to tell their stories - not only about life in Rome from 1962 to '65, but their subsequent life journeys, all of which were unavoidably influenced by this watershed event in the history of the Catholic Church
Focusing on eleven 'great' men from the Bible, Fr. Martin Pable explains their identity, sacred stories, and messages for today's men. Featuring Abraham, the flawed father; Joseph, a model of reconciliation; Moses, a spiritual-political leader; David, from greatness to failure and back; John the Baptist, a man without ego; Peter, more heart than rock; and more.
Ten classic chants and canons of Taize, beautifully prayed and recorded live during Evening Prayer at Gort Muire Conference Center in Dublin, Ireland.
This collection of intriguing black and white images was born of the artist's experience of oneness -- the timeless connection of all things -- and his effort to fill the void caused by the emptiness of the human spirit. Viewers who engage with these images may begin to see the endless possibilities of who we are and what we can become: one family in a vast universe.