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New Titles Last Updated 19-07-2019
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A Living Gospel: Reading God's Story in Holy Lives
Category: Books > Biographies > Biographies
ISBN-10: 1626983259
ISBN-13: 9781626983250
Publisher: Orbis
Price: AU$38.95
Description: “The Holy Spirit writes no more Gospels except in our hearts. . . . We, if we are holy, are the paper; our sufferings and our actions are the ink. The workings of the Holy Spirit are his pen, and with it he writes a living gospel."
Jean Pierre de Caussade, SJ, 18th century

In a number of books, Robert Ellsberg has reflected on the lives of saints, prophets, and spiritual masters, drawing particular attention to models of holiness that speak to the needs of our time. The message of such figures, as he shows in this new book, is found not only in their writings but in the “text” they wrote with their lives.

Among the particular figures he examines are Dorothy Day, Thomas Merton, Henri Nouwen, and Flannery O’Connor. He especially holds up the example of holy women, who charted their own path, and those who exemplify a “holiness of the everyday.” In learning how to read the “living gospel” in their stories, he shows how we may learn to read our own lives in the same light.

Celebrating Funerals
Category: Books > Liturgy > Homiletics
Author/Artist: MCCARTHY FLOR
ISBN-10: 1905604394
ISBN-13: 9781905604395
Publisher: Dominican Pub
Price: AU$39.99
Description: When it was first published in 1994, Flor McCarthy’s Funeral Liturgies met with great acclaim as it filled a distinct need. Over the years since then, he has worked on developing a substantial amount of new material as well as greatly revising the original work.

Celebrating Funerals is the fruit of all this work. It offers 26 funeral services, each on a specific theme, half of them written to refer to the phase of life at which a person died. The book also includes four Remembrance Liturgies, as well as four Rites of Committal, 12 Prayer Services, and 16 Reflections, many of which did not appear in the earlier work.

Everything in Celebrating Funerals is designed to address both the challenge of celebrating every funeral in a way appropriate to the life of the deceased, and the opportunity for proclaiming the mercy of God whose love is eternal and who remembers that we are only human.

Stay Connected: Exploring the Catholic Classics: How Spiritual Reading Can Help You Grow in Wisdom
Category: Books > Spirituality > Spirituality Books
Author/Artist: WALSH, TIFFANY
ISBN-10: 1681925001
ISBN-13: 9781681925004
Publisher: OSV
Price: AU$23.95
Description: The Catholic classics are full of wisdom, advice, and inspiration to enrich our lives, and Exploring the Catholic Classics is a great way to access that wisdom and apply it to life. Exploring the Catholic Classics invites you to:

- Learn about seven inspiring historical and modern works of Catholic literature
- Read selected passages from the writings of St. Thérèse of Lisieux, Pope St. John Paul II, St. Francis de Sales, Thomas á Kempis, and more
- Study these spiritual works in light of the Scriptures
- Reflect on significant spiritual themes and chronicle your own thoughts and experiences

A useful resource for individual or group study, the seven chapters include reflections and scripture, with space for journaling.

Stay Connected: Invite the Holy Spirit Into Your Life
Category: Books > Spirituality > Spirituality Books
ISBN-10: 168192501X
ISBN-13: 9781681925011
Publisher: OSV
Price: AU$23.95
Description: "The fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, generosity, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control," St. Paul wrote to the Galatians. "If we live by the Spirit, let us also be guided by the Spirit" (Galatians 5:22–23, 25). Those words are just as relevant and powerful for today as they were for the Galatians. Invite the Holy Spirit into Your Life, invites you to:

- Learn the life-changing power of the fruits of the Holy Spirit
- Explore each fruit through real-life stories, Scripture, and Church teachings
- Examine how you are cultivating the fruits of the Spirit in your own life

a helpful resource for individual or group study, the seven chapters include reflections and scripture, with space for journaling.

The Blue Sapphire of the Mind: Notes for a Contemplative Ecology
Category: Books > Spirituality > Spirituality Books
ISBN-10: 0199812322
ISBN-13: 9780199812325
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Price: AU$52.95
Description: What might it mean to behold the world with such depth and feeling that it is no longer possible to imagine it as something separate from ourselves, or to live without regard for its well-being? To understand the work of seeing things as an utterly involving moral and spiritual act? Such questions have long occupied the centre of contemplative spiritual traditions.

In The Blue Sapphire of the Mind, Douglas E. Christie proposes a distinctively contemplative approach to ecological thought and practice that can help restore our sense of the earth as a sacred place. Drawing on the insights of the early Christian monastics as well as the ecological writings of Henry David Thoreau, Aldo Leopold, Annie Dillard, and many others, Christie argues that, at the most basic level, it is the quality of our attention to the natural world that must change if we are to learn how to live in a sustainable relationship with other living organisms and with one another. He notes that in this uniquely challenging historical moment, there is a deep and pervasive hunger for a less fragmented and more integrated way of apprehending and inhabiting the living world and for a way of responding to the ecological crisis that expresses our deepest moral and spiritual values.

Christie explores how the wisdom of ancient and modern contemplative traditions can inspire both an honest reckoning with the destructive patterns of thought and behavior that have contributed so much to our current crisis, and a greater sense of care and responsibility for all living beings. These traditions can help us cultivate the simple, spacious awareness of the enduring beauty and wholeness of the natural world that will be necessary if we are to live with greater purpose and meaning, and with less harm, to our planet.

The Enchanted Hour: The Miraculous Power of Reading Aloud in the Age of Distraction
Category: Books > Family Life > Family Life
ISBN-10: 0349422958
ISBN-13: 9780349422954
Publisher: Little Brown and Company
Price: AU$32.99
Description: Grounded in the latest neuroscience and behavioural research, and drawing widely from literature, The Enchanted Hour explains the dazzling cognitive and social-emotional benefits that await children who are read to, whatever their class, nationality or family background.

Meghan Cox Gurdon argues that this ancient practice is a fast-working antidote to the fractured attention spans, atomized families and unfulfilling ephemera of the tech era, helping to replenish what our devices are leaching away. For everyone, reading aloud engages the mind in complex narratives; for children, it's an irreplaceable gift that builds vocabulary, fosters imagination, and kindles a lifelong appreciation of language, stories and pictures.

Bringing together the latest scientific research, practical tips, and reading recommendations, The Enchanted Hour will both charm and galvanize, inspiring readers to share this invaluable, life-altering tradition with the people they love most.

The Great Conversation: Nature and the Care of the Soul
Category: Books > Spirituality > Spirituality Books
Author/Artist: LANE, BELDEN C
ISBN-10: 0190842679
ISBN-13: 9780190842673
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Price: AU$45.95
Description: "We are surrounded by a world that talks, but we don't listen. We are part of a community engaged in a vast conversation, but we deny our role in it."

The Great Conversation is Lane's multi-faceted treatise on a spiritually centered environmentalism. At the core is a belief in the power of the natural world to act as teacher. In a series of personal anecdotes, Lane pairs his own experiences in the wild with the writings of saints and sages from a wide range of religious traditions. A night in a Missourian cave brings to mind the Spiritual Exercises of Ignatius of Loyola; the canyons of southern Utah elicit a response from the Chinese philosopher Laozi; 500,000 migrating sandhill cranes rest in Nebraska and evoke the Sufi poet Farid ud-Din Attar. With each chapter, the humility of spiritual masters through the ages melds with the author's encounters with natural teachers to offer guidance for entering once more into a conversation with
the world.

The Julian Way A Theology of Fullness for All of God's People
Category: Books > Theology > Moral Theology
Author/Artist: HANCOCK, JUSTIN
ISBN-10: 1532611595
ISBN-13: 9781532611599
Publisher: Cascade Books
Price: AU$22.95
Description: The Julian Way invites its readers to an exploration of some of the great theologians in Christian history through the lens of disability theology in order to understand how the Christian Church is intended to deal with the ever-evolving concept and reality that is the disabled human experience.

The book brings together an account of the history of disability civil rights, beginning in the early twentieth century and evolving to the present day. It takes a look at some of the foremost theologians in Christian history as seen through the lens of disability theology, in order to help the reader gain an understanding of a diverse, unique, and ever-evolving culture.

Here is a new way forward for the church to engage with a diverse, unique, and wonderful culture and to illuminate the ways in which the church has served those with disabilities well, and in many cases not so well, throughout its history. Finally, the book will close with a hopeful, optimistic, and yet practical way forward rooted in the concepts of hospitality, community, and mutuality that we call the Julian Way.

Those Who Weep Shall Laugh
Category: Books > Scripture > Luke
Author/Artist: HONG, SUNG MIN
ISBN-10: 1532635443
ISBN-13: 9781532635441
Publisher: Pickwick Publications
Price: AU$28.95
Description: The purpose of this study is to identify and develop appreciation for the theme of the reversal of weeping in Luke’s gospel. Lukan scholarship has not fully recognized the reversal of weeping as a distinctive theme.

By understanding Luke’s third beatitude (6:21b) and third woe (6:25b) as two pegs on which the theme of the reversal of weeping is hung, it proposes that the reversal of weeping is a distinctive theme in Luke. In addition, there are also narrative intentions and theological implications that Luke also targets. First, Luke wants to demonstrate concern for marginalized groups in society. He also shows how their fortunes are reversed by Jesus. Second, Luke portrays Jesus as the promised prophet, describing him as like Elijah and Jeremiah, but superior to them. Finally, Luke provides the reversal of weeping as a significant phenomenon of the kingdom of God, particularly to show that the presence of God’s kingdom is inaugurated and realised in Jesus Christ.
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