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 VESPER TIME: The Spiritual Practice of Growing Older  by  Frank Cunningham; Published by Orbis Books, 2017        Author and Publisher Frank Cunningham has given all those of us moving into our elder years a priceless gift in his recent book, Vesper Time: The Spiritual Practice of Growing Older with a Foreword...
Parker Palmer, turning 80, doesn’t want to fight the gravity of aging but collaborate with it, viewing it as a passage of discovery and engagement. His twenty-four brief essays and several of poems offer a mixture of reality, possibility, story, and reflection that is soul stirring, even fun....
The Book of JOY is a treasure! You will meet His Holiness The Dalai Lama and Archbishop Desmond Tutu as they share their learnings, wisdom, and laughter befitting close friends who admire and enjoy one another. “Joy practices” and a reader’s guide” invite you to share in their beautiful joy....
The Hidden Life of Trees by Peter Wohlleben is mind-blowing. A delightful read, it has power to profoundly deepen and expand our contemplation of nature. It is a rich resource for praise, reverence, and caring service, for growth in prayer and spiritual growth. Treat yourself to an amazing contemplative experience....
This book might come as a surprise. The Next Person You Meet in Heaven is not a theological treatise on the next life, nor a personal narrative of a near-death experience. Rather, in this fast-paced, intriguing, and often surprising book, Albom provides some valuable lessons for this life. ...
Looking for a readable and rich theological work that could revolutionize your spirituality, satisfy your mind with its wisdom, and liberate your spirit? One that is conscious of the vast cosmos and the fragility of Earth, the daunting new contexts of contemporary human consciousness? I have it for you!...
Buy, read, and share this book. It will keep you from falling unconscious victim to the dishonest and destructive myth of Exceptionalism used to manipulate voters every political season. Brueggemann’s writing, as always, is clear, pastorally insightful, and socially brilliant biblical discernment for the Christian churches in our times....
Jesus was published in 2014 by the well-known Jesuit author, James Martin, who is well recognized for his scholarly works, his spiritual insights, and his interesting and engaging style. The reader is invited to join in a life changing pilgrimage, “designed for people of deep faith or no faith, who...
Edited by Ursula King (1994, Orbis Books) Most of us have read some works on “feminist spirituality” in recent years. These works have no doubt been enriching and have stretched us in our thinking and in our spirituality. But how many of us have moved beyond the United States or...
A treat awaits those readers who would like to experience Dominican preaching at its best. This collection of homilies, features and articles is the work of Edward Schillebeeckx, among the most renowned Dominican theologians of the Vatican II era. Among the entries is a carefully nuanced description of Dominican...