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METROPOLITAN ANTHONY OF SOUROZH
Essential writings - Modern Spiritual Masters series
Selected with an introduction by Gillian Crow

“This treasury of material from one of the greatest spiritual guides of the past half century includes not only writing about the practicalities of prayer but some deeply significant reflections on the Christian Year and on the nature of the Church itself. These extracts represent just the mixture of deep-rooted commitment to the Orthodox faith and radical gospel-based simplicity that was so characteristic of Metropolitan Anthony...”
- Rowan Williams
Paperback 188pp R134.00



JOHN MAIN
Essential writings - Modern Spiritual Masters series
Selected with an introduction by Laurence Freeman

This anthology of John Main presents his message as he delivered it in written or spoken word during a short five-year period, ending with his death in 1982.  Each chapter  has an introduction by Freeman, founder of the World Community for Christian Meditation
Paperback 188pp R173.00




JOHN HENRY NEWMAN
Spiritual writings - Modern Spiritual Masters series
Selected with an introduction by John Ford

“John Ford’s long scholarly engagement with the thought of Bl John Henry Newman is well reflected in this judicious selection of texts that shows why Newman is universally regarded as a spiritual master... A first-rate introduction to Newman’s thought and spirituality.” -Lawrence Cunningham
Paperback 252pp R203.00



KARL RAHNER
Spiritual writings - Modern Spiritual Masters series
Edited with an Introduction by Philip Endean

This anthology shows that if Rahner (1904-1984), a Jesuit priest, was an important theologian, it was because he was fundamentally a modern spiritual master.
Paperback 206pp R218.00




EDITH STEIN
Essential writings - Modern Spiritual Masters series
Selected with an introduction by John Sullivan, OCD

A Jewish convert, an eminent philosopher, educator, and advocate for women, she became a Discalced Carmelite nun, Sr Teresa Benedicta of the Cross. She was arrested by the Nazis and died in Auschwitz in 1942. This volume highlights the extraordinary features of her spirituality - a vision that integrated her philosophical training, her affinity for Carmelite mysticism, and her personal identification with the way of the Cross.
Paperback 158pp R207.00



DAVID STEINDL-RAST
Essential writings - Modern Spiritual Masters series
Selected with an introduction by Clare Hallward

A wonderful selection of writings by an influential spiritual writer and austrian-born Benedictine monk on themes like gratefulness, prayer, silence and love. In these writings monastic wisdom meets the spiritual questions and hungers of our age.
Paperback 176pp R205.00




PIERRE TEILHARD DE CHARDIN
Selected writings - Modern Spiritual Masters series
Selected with an introduction by Ursula King

“King’s introduction gives the reader a superb biographical and intellectual background for appreciating this seminal thinker.”
Mary Evelyn Tucker
Paperback 173pp R196.00




MOTHER TERESA
Essential Writings - Modern Spiritual Masters series
Selected with an introduction by Jean Maalouf

Mother Teresa of Calcutta, Foundress of the Missionaries of charity, is widely regarded as one of the outstanding Christians of the twentieth century. This selection of her writings highlights the essential dimensions of her spiritual message.
Paperback 143pp R196.00



ST THERESE OF LISIEUX
Essential writings - Modern Spiritual Masters series

Selected with an introduction by Mary Frohlich
On the basis of her spiritual path, which she called “the Little Way”, she was declared a Doctor of the Church. This is a most accessible collection of writings by the most popular saint in modern times.
Paperback 174pp R155.00



JEAN VANIER
Essential writings - Modern Spiritual Masters series
Selected with an introduction by Carolyn Whitney-Brown

In 1964 Vanier, a philosopher and former naval officer, moved into a dilapidated house in France with two companions and started the first L’Arche community. In time this grew into an international network of communities in which people with intellectual disabilities and those who assist them share their lives together. His movement is deeply ecumenical and interfaith, and his message of compassion, community and the dignity of the human person, has struck a universal chord.
Paperback 176pp R166.00



MODERN SPIRITUAL MASTERS
Writings on contemplation and compassion
Edited by Robert Ellsberg

Through biographical reflections and selected writings, this anthology highlights the essential teachings of a dozen modern spiritual masters, each of whom embodies a form of engaged spirituality - attuned both to God and the needs of a wounded world. 
Contents: Thomas Merton: Contemplation and compassion; Mother Teresa of Calcutta: Serving Jesus in his distressing guide; Mohandas Gandhi: Great soul of India; Madeleine Delbrel: Missionary without a boat;  Oscar Romero: Voice of the voiceless; Catherine de Hueck Doherty: The Gospel without compromise; Howard Thurman: Good News for the disinherited; Mother Maria Skobtsova: A monk in the world; Dom Helder Camara: Mystic and prophet; Thea Bowman: A gift to the church; Henri Nouwen: A wounded healer; Dorothy Day: A new kind of holiness
Paperback 183pp R166.00