The Catholic Bookshop Cape Town

Christian Books and Devotional Items

JESUS


Christology



JESUS BEFORE CHRISTIANITY
Albert Nolan

Nolan's portrait introduces readers to Jesus as He was before He became enshrined in doctrine, dogma, and ritual, a man deeply involved with the real problems of His time, which are the real problems of our time as well. In a new preface, Nolan reflects on recent work in Christology and how a book written in South Africa in 1976 still has a message for people today.
1976/2010 pb 228pp R45.00




THE JESUS WHO WAS, THE JESUS WHO IS
Joseph O'Hanlon

This book seeks to help the Church out of the mess it's in. It is a blueprint for the future, the near-future - for we don't have much time. The blueprint is prophetical for it goes back to the past, as all prophets do, to seek the mind of God. The book is a plea for radical heart surgery to remove a heart of stone and implant a heart of flesh. It's an act of hope, a prayer that we may come to wholeness and not rot in the tomb we have made for ourselves. It is rich in material to ponder on and to enrich our contemplative time... and allows us to dream and imagine a world that is more colourful, more compassionate, more vivid, more exciting than the one we normally inhabit
2005 pb 282pp R210.00




THE STRENGTH OF HER WITNESS
Jesus Christ in the Global Voices of Women
Elizabeth A. Johnson, editor

The Gospel of John recounts the story of an encounter between Jesus and a Samaritan woman at the well. After their conversation, she goes out to tell her neighbors about the mysterious stranger, and many of them believed “on the strength of her witness.” These essays, drawn from around the world, reveal the many ways that women have reflected on and borne witness to the person, teaching, and praxis of Jesus Christ in light of their own varied contexts. These contexts include their struggles for life amidst wrenching poverty, racism, and violence; their experience of being female in male-dominated structures in the church and society; and their commitment to promote justice in view of the human dignity of women, all done in tandem with their faith relationship with the living God.
2016 pb 354pp R440.00




IMPRESSIONS OF JESUS
Denis McBride

In this book we meet a wide range of characters from the Gospel and share their reflections and reactions to Jesus. In a brilliantly imaginative way, we experience Jesus meeting real people in the real world in real human situations."Denis McBride has an intimate knowledge of the Gospels and the variety of responses that Jesus evoked throughout his ministry. These different responses are recreated through the characters he has chosen and their struggles to make sense of Jesus of Nazareth. "Impressions of Jesus' is a fascinating little book, scholarly and simple at the same time, and it will enlighten all who read it." Fr Raymond E. Brown SS
1992/repr 2007 pb 233pp R152.00