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Balaam's Donkey: Random Ruminations for Every Day of the Year
Category: Books > Spirituality > Spirituality Books
Author/Artist: CASEY MICHAEL
ISBN-10: 0814684637
ISBN-13: 9780814684634
Publisher: Liturgical Press
Binding: PAPERBACK
Price: AU$59.95
Description: Balaam's Donkey is a series of daily reflections based on the homilies preached by Cistercian monk Michael Casey over his fifty years of priesthood. What remained of the original homilies was a large box full of index cards with a few talking points on each. From there, Casey has re-created the homilies and recast them into short reflections, arranged randomly for every day of the year.

The range of topics discussed is broad and the approach taken differs with each reflection, most of them coloured with a touch of Casey's whimsy and good humor.

Bruno's Hat
Category: Books > Children > Children's Books
Author/Artist: CANIZALES
ISBN-10: 1947888137
ISBN-13: 9781947888135
Publisher: Flyaway Books
Binding: HARDBACK
Price: AU$33.95
Description: Sergio said that my best friend Bruno's hat was weird. When I told him to stop, he called me a weirdo! If I had kept playing with Bruno, Sergio would have kept teasing me, too. But now I miss my friend terribly. What should I do?

Told from the point of view of Bruno's best friend, Peter, this insightful children's book explores bullying, especially the choices children face in defending others who are bullied. Readers will see Peter's struggle to overcome his own fear of being bullied as he learns how to help a friend. Bruno's Hat features a variety of animal characters and colorful, lively illustrations.

The book also includes a downloadable guide to help children, parents, and educators navigate the challenges of childhood bullying. The in-depth guide, available at www.flyawaybooks.com/resources, features various questions and activities for children.

Constant Hope: Reflections and Meditations to Strengthen the Spirit
Category: Books > Spirituality > Spirituality Books
Author/Artist: RUPP, JOYCE
ISBN-10: 1627853472
ISBN-13: 9781627853477
Publisher: Twenty Third Pub
Binding: PAPERBACK
Price: AU$34.95
Description: We are meant to be hope-filled people, says noted spiritual writer and Living Faith contributor Joyce Rupp, but how do we keep an enduring sense of hope in a society where divisiveness and hostility doggedly work against it? In this beautiful and profound book, Rupp helps us follow the only path that leads to real hope: the path of building our relationship with the Holy One who dwells within us.

Based on the seasons of the liturgical year, and suffused with real-life wisdom, Joyce Rupp s Constant Hope will be an invaluable companion on your journey of faith, leading you to the One who has been encouraging and wooing you to enter more fully into relationship, and helping you respond in hope and joy to the love that God constantly offers.

Girl, Arise!: A Catholic Feminist's Invitation to Live Boldly, Love Your Faith, and Change the World
Category: Books > Spirituality > Spirituality Books
Author/Artist: SWINARSKI, CLAIRE
ISBN-10: 1594718938
ISBN-13: 9781594718939
Publisher: Ave Maria Press
Binding: PAPERBACK
Price: AU$29.95
Description: Is it possible to be both a Catholic and a feminist? Claire Swinarski, writer and creator of The Catholic Feminist podcast, believes it is: "I'm a feminist for the same reason I'm bold and honest and sometimes ragey: because Jesus was all of those things."

In Girl, Arise!, Swinarski reconciles the two identities by demonstrating the strength and abilities women have to share with the Body of Christ, the importance of women throughout the history of the faith, and how the love you experience through Christ and the Church can change you and the world around you.

In her book, Swinarski points out that while both "feminism" and "Catholicism" can mean different things to different people, both feminists and Catholics desire to make the world a better, fairer place. And she shows that by treating women with dignity equal to that of men, by calling them his friends and teaching them, Jesus acted as a feminist as well.

Helping Teens with Stress, Anxiety, and Depression: A Field Guide for Catholic Parents, Pastors, and Youth Leaders
Category: Books > Faith Formation > Youth Ministry
Author/Artist: PETITFILS, ROY
ISBN-10: 159471889X
ISBN-13: 9781594718892
Publisher: Ave Maria Press
Binding: PAPERBACK
Price: AU$31.95
Description: Do you struggle to know when or if it's appropriate to step in to help a teen who seems stressed, anxious, or depressed? Do you know the signs to look for to determine whether a teen is in distress?

Petitfils, a Catholic author, speaker, and psychotherapist, offers his personal experience, advice, and faith to give parents, pastors, and youth leaders the knowledge, courage, and tools they need to step in, make a difference, and be the presence of Christ for teens in crisis. He offers information and advice on:
- the major causes of stress and anxiety in teens today
- differentiating healthy stress from toxic stress
- simple steps to take after identifying a hurting teen, beginning with how to assess whether and how to step in
- the art of listening

He explores the support and comfort available through the sacraments, different forms of prayer, and reading the Bible. Ultimately, Petitfils identifies how to gently, yet persuasively guide hurting young people to deeper trust in the tender mercies of God.

My Very First Bible
Category: Books > Children > Children's Books
Author/Artist: DIANA, MAYO
ISBN-10: 0241366496
ISBN-13: 9780241366493
Publisher: Dorling Kindersley
Binding: HARDBACK
Price: AU$19.99
Description: This illustrated first Bible story book for children is a wonderful collection of 25 favourite Bible stories re-told for a young audience. Accounts from the Old Testament and parables from the New Testament are covered in a clear and accessible way. From Creation to Noah's Ark, each story is shown visually through detailed and fun illustrations. The Nativity story and the Easter story are written simply and are perfect to read aloud or alone.

Throughout the book there are opportunities to keep children involved with questions and activities, as well as scripture references for older children to follow up.

Online with the Saints
Category: Books > Schools > Education Resources
Author/Artist: REMERY, MICHEL
ISBN-10: 0648360199
ISBN-13: 9780648360193
Publisher: Freedom Publication
Binding: PAPERBACK
Price: AU$33.95
Description: Imagine you could meet and greet a saint, which saint would you choose? This book offers a virtual encounter with 100+ saints from all around the world. Woman and men, carpenters and scholars, mothers and popes, princes and paupers: their inspiring life stories are linked to real life modern questions, and some answers.

Anyone can become a saint! Every saint is different, with their own unique personality and destiny. Each of them found their vocation in a different way, demonstrating that God has a special plan and vocation for each individual.

Good to suggest as a gift, for Parishes and for Schools

Path to Change Thoughts on Politics and Society
Category: Books > Church > Pope Francis
Author/Artist: POPE FRANCIS WITH DOMINIQUE WOLTON
ISBN-10: 152900229X
ISBN-13: 9781529002294
Publisher: Pan Macmillan
Binding: PAPERBACK
Price: AU$32.99
Description: Pope Francis recounts his early life, including his relationship with his mother and his grandmothers, former girlfriends and childhood sweethearts, as well as the psychoanalysis he underwent aged 42. Dominique Wolton asks Pope Francis about his decision not to live at the grand Apostolic Palace, about his views on the future of Europe, all within the context of politics, society, and the role of the Church. No subject is taboo, with paedophile priests, divorce, and the role of women in the church all coming into the discussion.

Dominique Wolton, French sociology and politics specialist, reveals the fascinating inner thoughts of His Holiness, including personal truths and stories from his early life never before made public. Recorded over the course of a year, these warm and human encounters freely address the major issues of our time: peace and war, politics and religion, globalization and cultural diversity, fundamentalism and secularism, Europe and migrants, ecology, inequalities in the world, ecumenism and inter-religious dialogue, the individual, family, time, trust and joy.

Reading, Praying, Living Pope Francis's Rejoice and Be Glad: A Faith Formation Guide
Category: Books > Ministry / Parish Life > Parish Resources
Author/Artist: HORAN, DANIEL
ISBN-10: 0814664075
ISBN-13: 9780814664070
Publisher: Liturgical Press
Binding: PAPERBACK
Price: AU$25.95
Description: Drawing on the wisdom of the Second Vatican Council's landmark teaching on the universal call to holiness, Pope Francis addresses all Christian women and men in his latest apostolic exhortation Gaudete et Exsultate and invites them to embrace fully their baptismal call to live the Gospel.

Fr. Horan guides readers through Pope Francis's apostolic exhortation with helpful commentary, additional context, and expert insight. Each chapter includes suggestions for prayer and reflections questions, which makes Reading, Praying, Living Pope Francis's Rejoice and Be Glad an ideal resource for adults, students, and faith formation groups interested in learning more about this teaching and exploring their own spirituality.

This is an extensive and helpful commentary on Gaudete et Exsultate. It does not include the full text of the apostolic exhortation.

The Time Is Now: A Call to Uncommon Courage
Category: Books > Spirituality > Spirituality Books
Author/Artist: CHITTISTER, JOAN
ISBN-10: 1984823418
ISBN-13: 9781984823410
Publisher: Crown Publishing Group
Binding: HARDBACK
Price: AU$34.99
Description: Beloved nun and social activist Joan Chittister offers a soul-stirring and inspiring guide that speaks to all who feel disillusioned and dissatisfied with the power-hungry institutions and systems of this world.

Joan Chittister has been a passionate voice for women's rights for over 50 years. As a fervent proponent of personal faith and spiritual fulfillment she draws on the wisdom of prophets, both ancient and modern, to help us confront the societal forces that oppress and silence the sacred voices among us.

Pairing scriptural insights with stirring narratives of the truth-tellers that came before us, Sister Joan offers a compelling vision to combat complacency and to propel ourselves toward creating a world of justice, freedom, peace, and empowerment. For the weary, the cranky, and the fearful, Sister Joan's energizing message invites us to participate in a vision for a world greater than the one we find ourselves in today. This is spirituality in action, this is practical and powerful activism for our times.
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