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GRATEFULNESS
The Habit of a Grace-Filled Life 
Susan Muto

In a consumer-driven world where we’re told we need and deserve more, Susan Muto, executive director of the Epiphany Association, reminds us that gratefulness is a gift from God. In Gratefulness: The Habit of a Grace-Filled Life, she reveals that grateful living is not another new fad but has been the way of saints and Christian mystics for centuries. 
"We look for happiness in all the wrong places. Susan Muto shows that it's to be found in a grateful heart. This is a very simple, very practical, very needed book."  -Mike Aquilina
2018 pb 200pp R285.00




FORTY REASONS I AM A CATHOLIC
Peter Kreeft

"Why am I a Catholic is a good question. A good question deserves a good answer. Here are forty of mine."
Each reason is an independent point, so Kreeft has not organised his book by a succession of chapters or headings.
2018 pb 132pp R243.00




JESUS APPROACHES
What contemporary women can learn about healing, freedom & joy from the Women of the New Testament
Elizabeth Kelly

Kelly shares vivid stories of New Testament women whose encounters with Jesus freed them to flourish in life. The stories are supplemented with moving accounts from her own life, and from the lives of ordinary women, to demonstrate that sometimes the best way to find healing and wholeness in Christ is, ironically to lead with vulnerability and openness. Ultimately she shows that finding the fullness of life for which we were created begins with bringing our brokenness to the Lord. There are helpful  prayers, reflection suggestions and questions for small group sharing.
2017 pb 180pp R210.00 




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




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




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



A COURSE IN CHRISTIAN MYSTICISM
Thomas Merton, Edited by Jon M. Sweeney, Foreword by Michael N. McGregor

Thomas Merton's lectures to the young monastics at the Abbey of Gethsemani provide a good look at Merton the scholar. A Course in Christian Mysticism gathers together, for the first time, the best of these talks into a spiritual, historical, and theological survey of Christian mysticism—from St. John's gospel to St. John of the Cross.
The study materials at the back of the book, including additional primary source readings and thoughtful questions for reflection and discussion, make this an essential text for any student of Christian mysticism.
2017 pb 235pp R330.00