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THE DEPTH OF GOD'S REACH
A spirituality of Christ's descent
Michael Downey

What do we mean when we profess in the Apostles' Creed that Christ "descended into hell"? In The Depth of God's Reach renowned author and teacher Michael Downey shows how Christ's descent provides a spiritual foundation that offers both consolation and hope, a spirituality that recognizes Christ's solidarity with us in our own suffering and trials. This book will be a cherished resource for all who are trying to make sense of suffering, death, and life beyond death.
2018 pb 130pp R255.00




THE AWESOME JOURNEY
Life's pilgrimage
David Adam

Drawing on a lifetime of Christian pilgrimage, David Adam reflects on biblical encounters with the divine and offers profound insights―on grief and glory, emptiness and fulfillment; repentance and forgiveness; loving and being loved―that will transform the way we live, and the way we relate to God, here and now. 
2015 pb 134pp R185.00





BREATH OF GOD
Living a Life led by the Holy Spirit
Dave Pivonka, T.O.R.

Catholics know God as their father and Jesus as their friend, yet most bypass the third person of the Holy Trinity in their spiritual lives. In this essential guide for those who want to recognize and receive the Holy Spirit, Franciscan priest Dave Pivonka takes readers on his journey as a twenty-something Catholic encountering the Holy Spirit and Charismatic movement for the first time.
2015 pb 192pp R121.00




THE ARTIST’S RULE
Nurturing your creative soul with monastic wisdom
Christine Valters Paintner

This twelve week course draws on the insights and practices of Benedictine spirituality to explore the interplay between contemplation and creativity. Discover and develop your creative gifts in a spirit of prayer and reflection.
2011 pb 170pp R275.00




 


SAINT BENEDICT FOR BOOMERS
Wisdom for the next stage of life
Christine Fletcher

The book is based on the idea that no one can retire from being a Christian; we are to love God and our neighbor throughout our life. And it recognizes that aging presents us with change, loss, and death, as well as new growth and opportunities for deep gladness and peace. 
2017 pb 136pp R272.00





TRANSFORMED BY GOD’S WORD
Discovering the power of Lectio and Visio Divina
Stephen J Binz
Icons: Ruta and Kaspars Poikans

The book combines the ancient Western practice of lectio divina (sacred reading) with the lesser-known Eastern Orthodox tradition of visio divina (sacred seeing). 
Binz offers twenty gospel readings - starting with the Annunciation, Visitation, Nativity through the Wedding at Cana, Transfiguration, Last Supper and ending with Pentecost - paired with beautiful contemporary icons. He also walks us through six steps - reading, seeing, meditating, praying, contemplating, and acting with simple suggestions for self-reflection that can lead to practical changes in everyday life
2016 pb colour illus 210pp R298.00