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A Catholic's guide to understanding and embracing God's Word
Joe Paprocki

It's pretty hard to build a house if you don't know how to read a blueprint. In the same way, it's difficult to develop your faith if you don't know how to read the bible - or are reluctant even to open it!
Among other topics, Paprocki covers the different genres of biblical writing, key figures in biblical history, and the methods Catholics rely on to interpret the bible. Readers are also show how to consult commentaries, concordances, and other valuable tools to deepen their understanding of God's Word.
Witty cartoons, sidebars, and quizzes throughout the book keep the tone fun and engaging.
A non-threatening introduction to God's Word for beginners, as well as a gateway to a deeper relationship with Christ!
1999/2005/2009 pb 124pp R80.00

Daily inspiration from Isaiah to Revelation
Gerald O’Collins
O’Collins reflects on biblical passages from Isaiah to the Book of Revelation, bringing out the Spirit-filled light and power that the inspired scriptures embody. The reflections vary in length, use clear and accessible language and appropriate images and stories. Once again, he shows himself to be not only an outstanding theologian but also a great spiritual guide.
2018 pb 235pp R220.00 

Patrick J Hartin

Hartin deftly weaves together spiritual exploration with a study of the gospels that reflects the best of historical and literary methods. He also demonstrates how various gospel values were adapted in several contexts between the 2nd and 20th century. He incarnates this spirituality for his readers by lifting up lives such as Antony, Dorothy Day, Oscar Romero, and Augustine whose spiritual vision was rooted in the gospels.
2011 pb 131pp R148.00

Proclaiming the ministry of Jesus
(Catholic Bible Group Study series)
William Anderson

The evangelist Matthew writes to a Jewish-Christian audience and teachers us that Christ fulfills the promises of the Old Testament. The inheritance of the Messiah belonged to the Israelite people; however, many Jews didn't recognize Jesus, which is why Gentiles made up a large portion of the early Christian converts.
Fr Anderson's conversational instruction style brings scripture to life, moving us to use God's Word in prayer. Ideal for private or group study and reflection with review questions after each of the 10 lessons.
- Who was Matthew?
- Why did many Jews not recognize Jesus as the Messiah?
- What does the Gospel of Matthew way to us today?
- How does Lectio Divina move us to pray with Scripture?
2012 pb 160pp R260.00

Revealing the mystery of Jesus
(Catholic Bible Group Study series)
William Anderson

Mark's was the earliest of the four gospels to be written, having significant impact on the Church and later writers. Here you'll read how Jesus prepared for his public ministry and how he revealed the Mystery of God's reign in his words and his life.
You will be introduced to Mark's thoughts and his audience so that, in the end, you'll become a witness to who Jesus is!
Who was Mark?
Why did Mark write his Gospel?
What is the messianic secret?
How does lectio divina move us to pray with Scripture?
2012 pb 142pp R260.00

Salvation for All Humanity
(Catholic Bible Group Study series)
William Anderson

After the resurrection and ascension of Jesus, the Christian message began to spread to areas outside of Jerusalem. The gospel of Luke addresses Jesus' message of salvation to all of humanity.
Father Anderson asserts that though this gospel addresses all humanity, we will find in God's Word here that Luke has a special concern for all outcasts: "the poor, the sick, sinners, women, foreigners, and conquerors. He writes a gospel filled with compassion and mercy for the downtrodden."
Jesus' message is also for the whole of our being: physical, emotional, and spiritual. With Rev. Anderson, you will gain knowledge of the Bible and you will use Scripture in your prayer, to bring Jesus' message to your heart.
2012 pb 144pp R260.00

The Word became Flesh
(Catholic Bible Group Study series)
William Anderson

The Gospel of John presents Christ, right from the beginning, as the tangible reality of God's plan for the world. John's gospel, written between 90 and 100 AD, speaks about God, creation, and the meaning and message of Jesus Christ.
This gospel focuses on Jesus as the Word Became Flesh, existing before creation. The prologue found in the gospel of John echoes the creation story in Genesis: "In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God." Additionally, the role of the Holy Spirit is frequently spoken of in the Gospel of John.
As you read familiar scripture passages, reflecting on them with Fr. Anderson's narrative and applying the spiritual practice of lectio divina, they will enkindle in you a deeper insight into the love of God for us.
2012 pb 143pp R260.00



Good News for all people
(Catholic Bible Group Study series)
William Anderson

Fr Anderson describes how the Book of Acts recounts the origins of the church and its growth - from the persecution of the followers of Jesus through the spread of the faith. 
The ministry of Peter and other early missionaries begins the study, with a major portion of the book following the missionary journeys of St Paul. Throughout, Anderson explains the dominant role the Holy Spirit plays in the spread of Christianity. He addresses the rapid and dramatic changes in the years following the ascension of Jesus and the political and religious challenges his disciples endured. Through this study of Acts, we will see that the mission of the Twelve has become the mission of many, as we are called to gift the world with the message of Jesus through our lives today.
- What message did Jesus leave for the disciples?
- How did they keep that message alive in their daily lives?
- What struggles did they face in spreading this message?
- How does Lectio Divina move us to pray with Scripture?
2013 pb 144pp R260.00

Hope in the midst of persecution
(Catholic Bible Group Study series)
William Anderson

The author of the Book of Revelation, who identified himself as John, offered Christians the hope and encouragement they needed during a time of persecution by writing a book coded with signs and symbols familiar to his audience yet unfamiliar to the ruling Romans. 
In writing his book, John used apocalyptic images, symbols, and language. These signs or symbols must be interpreted in their proper literary form and not taken literally. They symbolize a world in spiritual, not physical, turmoil. The Book of Revelation: Hope in the Midst of Persecution attempts to break John’s code and make it understandable to the reader.
With narrative, study questions, reflections, keynotes, and prayer, your understanding of Scripture is deepened with the spiritual practice of Lectio Divina. Study can be done alone or in a group.
2014 pb 126pp R260.00

Preaching and praying John 6
Anthony Oelrich

Every three years, in Year B of the Sunday Lectionary cycle, we interrupt Mark's gospel to turn for five weeks to the Gospel of John and Jesus' "Bread of Life" discourse. 
Oelrich invites preachers and pray-ers to explore more deeply what it means to see and not see, to eat and believe. Along the way, we discover in Christ Jesus all we hunger for and thirst after.
A rich homiletic resource!
2014 pb 88pp R166.00