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ABOUNDING IN KINDNESS
Writings for the people of God
Elizabeth Johnson

Elizabeth A. Johnson is widely regarded as among the most influential and creative Catholic theologians in the world - particularly for her contributions in bringing a feminist perspective to the central themes of Christian faith. This anthology of Johnson’s essays and lectures - many available for the first time - provides an overview of her essential work, while also offering a brilliantly fresh exploration of the Christian faith. From the question of belief itself, to the mysteries of God, Jesus Christ, and the work of the Holy Spirit, a central theme for Johnson is the overflowing compassion of the living God, engaged with the struggles and suffering of the world.  Throughout this collection Johnson's feminist insights, her concerns for an imperiled planet and for those on the margins, add urgency and passion to her reflections.
2015 pb 324pp R260.00



CONFESSIONS
ST AUGUSTINE
A fresh translation by Benignus O’Rourke OSA

A bestselling author provides a new translation of Confessions, his beautiful and eloquent prose shedding new light on Augustine’s journey into faith.
2013/repr 2017 pb 397pp R230.00




THE GIFT OF ADMINISTRATION
New Testament foundations for the vocation of Administrative Service
Donald Senior

In his First Letter to the Corinthians Paul cites "administrators" as one of God's gifts to the Christian community (1 Cor 12:28). This book, written by an experienced administrator and noted biblical scholar, shows how the various functions of institutional administration are deeply rooted in the Scriptures and are a genuine expression of our call to discipleship. Leadership, mission statements and planning, finances and fund raising, personnel issues, communications, and public relations - all of these seemingly "secular" activities serve to build up the Body of Christ and deserve to be recognized as authentic Christian ministry. To see administrative service as a biblically rooted gift can help those involved in this way of life to find deeper and more satisfying spiritual meaning in what they do.
2016 pb 165pp R325.00



NEW COLLEGEVILLE BIBLE COMMENTARY
Daniel Durken, Series Editor

This comprehensive resource contains the same expert commentary that characterizes the complete series of individual books. Contributors include some of today’s most highly regarded scripture scholars. The commentaries, while reflecting the latest in biblical scholarship and study, are written in easy-to-understand language and bring expert insight into the Old and New Testament to bible study participants, teachers and preachers.
2017 hc 1523pp with full colour maps R1010.00




SACRED RITUALS FOR EVERY DAY
Anselm Grün

A Benedictine monk connects rituals with the seven days of the week. He has chosen sacred rituals for two weeks, and invites readers to practice these rituals for one week at a time. One can also alternate the rituals or limit him/herself to the seven rituals that most appeal. The rituals will help us to experience each day with its own special quality and to begin it in such a way that it is a blessed day and that we are embraced by God's blessing. The book begins and concludes with a morning and an evening ritual and prayer that can be used each day.
2017 pb 73pp R195.00




ST JOHN OF THE CROSS FOR BEGINNERS
William Meninger, OCSO

Fr Meninger guides the reader through two basic works of inner development: The Ascent of Mount Carmel and The Dark Night of the Soul. He unfolds for modern readers the essence of these classical texts, section by sections and is suitable for anyone wishing to go more deeply into one’s path of spiritual development.
2014 pb 192pp R222.00




WHAT WE SEE IN A CATHOLIC CHURCH
Peter Edwards, Gunvor Edwards and Louise Madden
Illustrated by Gunvor Edwards

Charmingly illustrated, the book enables children to identify and understand the sanctuary lamp, baptismal font, sacred vessels, lectionary, reconciliation room and much more! It also introduces them to the riches of our Church Year. Ideal for parents and catechists engaged with children between 5 - ll years) and includes a 4 page pull-out colouring/activity sheet.
2017 large format colour illus 28pp R112.00



WHEN GOD WAS FLESH AND WILD
Stories in defense of the earth
Bob Haverluck

A dramatic and whimsical storytelling for adults at the service of faith and justice. Artist, storyteller, and theologian Bob Haverluck offers a set of stories - together with provocative cartoons that provide poetic takes on Daniel’s king of bigger and more; Jesus of the wilderness; Easter week, Jesus and the creaturely earth; and prison island John and the musical earth!
2017 pb 91pp R250.00