The benefit of reading books on Spirituality for Catholics are many: it calms the soul, provides insight into our relationship with God and with one another, reduces stress, enlightens the soul, increases our capacity for love, widens our perspective, and helps us become better Catholics.

“Only God knows the good that can come about by reading one good Catholic book.”St. John Bosco

 
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Pursuing and Praising God
Augustine's Confessions

St. Augustine is one of the most important writers in Christianity, along with St. Paul, Thomas Aquinas and the evangelists. What makes Augustine unique is that even though he is a proclaimed “Doctor of the Church,” he is a regular guy.

Augustine’s Confessions is a classic in Western literature yet easy to read. On one level, Confessions is obviously Augustine’s pull-no-punches autobiography; at the same time it is Everyman’s search for truth, beauty, and goodness—meaning—in life. Confessions is Augustine’s journey from paganism to Catholicism; the last section then professes the value of religion and Catholicism specifically—an elucidation of God’s Creation of the world/universe, an exegesis of the Biblical six days of Creation.

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Price:$ 26.95 USD
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Disciples
Ordinary People in Extraordinary Times

Disciples, a compilation of articles written by Fr. Overberg, points to the various facets of how discipleship is revealed. There are situations in one’s life that will define our humanity and our call as Christian. Fr. Overberg takes on real-life current topics, such as AIDS, suffering, poverty, justice, the death penalty, and shows how Christ is alive in our world. He shows how we can be Christ to the less fortunate and marginalized in our society.

“Way” is a very rich term in the Bible. In the Hebrew Scriptures, it sometimes speaks of God’s will and wisdom. In the Fourth Gospel, Jesus calls himself “the Way” (John 14:4-6). Early Christianity was simply called “The Way.” Disciples helps readers appreciate what the life of discipleship—the Way—means in daily life today: call, commitment, community, challenge. Disciples offers an excellent opportunity for prayer, discussion, and action. It is intended to enrich individuals and groups such as RCIA, St. Vincent de Paul, Just Faith, Christian Life Communities, and parish retreats.

Price:$ 12.95 USD
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Resurrection Power!
Spiritual Solutions for an Anxious Age

Entirely practical in nature, though inspired by timeless truths from philosophy and theology, psychology, and law, the author’s intention is to provide readers with a few useful thoughts about daily living in a supremely-positive attitude and strength. Scripture identifies this as Resurrection Power. St. Paul wants us to know for sure that “the power of Christ’s resurrection” gives us power in our daily lives.

The book’s aim is victorious and joyful living, for us and for all, in this life and in the next. Resurrection power is not a force that relieves us of all pain or removes all suffering from our lives, but, rooted in the reality revealed through Scripture, it really can help us to rise above our daily problem, burdens, and difficulties.

Students and seminarians will find this an excellent book on the Scriptural basis for the belief—power—of Christ’s Resurrection, while others will find it an enlightening message of real power in one’s daily life.

Price:$ 19.95 USD
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Religion Today
An Integral Approach

From the phenomenon of individuals becoming “spiritual but not religious” to multiple religions’ views on homosexuality, Religion Today: An Integral Approach integrates multiple perspectives to examine how religion relates to today’s society.

Hill shares the thoughts and theories of psychologists, historians, experts on world religions, sociologists, social justice activists, environmentalists, feminists, experts in spirituality, evolutionists and many others in an attempt to provide readers with a more balanced understanding of the world and encourage them to explore their own relationship with religion through both an internal dialogue and discussions with others.

Under Hill’s learned guidance, the reader receives a background on the history and basic elements of religion before diving into how religion relates to Ken Wilber’s four quadrants of life: the “I,” the “Thou,” the “We,” and the “It.” From this foundation, Hill then examines the roles of spirituality and faith with regard to religion and investigates the relationship between religion and numerous social issues that are relevant to young adults today.

Price:$ 35.95 USD
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