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  • For Real : Christs Presence In The Eucharist

    $14.99

    The teaching of Christ’s real presence in the Eucharist began with Jesus sharing with his apostles, followed by their education of early Church leaders, which extends to our priests and the Church of today. Throughout all of this time the baton never drops. The teaching has never changed from the original presentation of Jesus himself to the apostles gathered with him for the Last Supper.

    A cradle Catholic and former skeptic himself, Deacon Dennis Lambert presents evidence to radically change, affirm, or deepen your belief in the real Presence of Christ in the Eucharist. The book also provides a thought-provoking way to share the truth with others.

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  • Amidst Us Our Bleoved Stands

    $19.99

    When it comes to baptism and the Lord’s Supper, many Baptists reject the language of sacrament. As a people of the book, the logic goes, Baptists must not let tradition supersede the Bible. So Baptists tend to view baptism and Communion as ordinances and symbols, not sacraments.

    But the history of Baptists and the sacraments is complicated. In Amidst Us Our Beloved Stands, Michael A. G. Haykin argues that earlier Baptists, such as Charles Spurgeon, stood closer to Reformed sacramental thought than most Baptists today do. More than mere memorials, baptism and Communion have spiritual implications that were celebrated by Baptists of the past. Haykin calls for a renewal of sacramental life in churches today-Baptists can and should be sacramental.

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  • Hunger Inside : How The Meal Jesus Gave Transforms Lives

    $16.99

    The meal that Jesus of Nazareth gave his followers, celebrated with grand liturgy and golden chalice, or words pared lean and tiny plastic cups, is the distinctive rite of the church. The Eucharist is regarded as the source and summit of Christian faith–or maybe just a symbol–but what all Christians know is that Holy Communion does something. It’s what and how the supper does what it does that divides us.

    In The Hunger Inside, Brad Roth explores the myriad ways the Lord’s Supper transforms lives. As on that ancient gospel hill where more than 5,000 hungry people were fed, the abundance of Jesus’ table touches uncountable human stories. Drawing generously on eclectic theological traditions, Roth takes a narrative-driven approach to plumb the rich depths of symbolism, power, and presence communicated in the communion meal.

    This book is a call for all followers of Jesus to encounter again the One who meets our deepest hungers at his table.

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  • Being Claimed By The Eucharist We Celebrate

    $16.95

    The eucharistic celebration is a vital part of the life and ministry of every priest and deacon. At the same time, the Eucharist is also a compelling narrative of all that Christ is for the People of God. In this book, Fr. Detisch explores a spirituality of holy orders through the eucharistic actions of Christ: take, bless, break, and give. These are more than ritual actions the deacon or priest performs within the liturgy. As they did for Jesus Christ, these eucharistic words define who a priest or deacon is for God’s people.

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  • Cardiologist Examines Jesus

    $19.95

    The Gospels might not be “good enough” for modernity, and science is certainly its god. But neither is an impediment to the one, true God. Indeed, He is using methods of the twenty-first century — His twenty-first century — to show how our Faith can be proven through Eucharistic miracles with clinical scientific precision. In this astounding book, prominent cardiologist and author Dr. Franco Serafini walks us through the extensive medical and scientific research into five Eucharistic miracles, unveiling the stunning testimonies of hematologists, oncologists, neurologists, geneticists, molecular biologists, and more who all concluded the same thing: the five Eucharistic miracles are undeniably authentic. In surprising and fascinating ways, each of these miracles relates to the others: all reveal heart muscle tissue, many reveal a heart that was experiencing extreme suffering, and some reveal a heart still enduring tissue trauma. You’ll learn how the human DNA found in Eucharistic substances was identified, what kept a revered eighth-century relic alive until the twenty-first century, and how the identical blood group recurred in the unique miracles to provide contemporary man with a thrilling statistical fortress. Best of all, you’ll be armed with the scientific data to prove not only that God is still active in the world but that He desires all of us to be in union with Him through His Most Precious Body and Blood.

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  • Draw Close To Jesus

    $10.95

    Jesus counted many women among his closest followers during his earthly ministry. He encountered, forgave, and healed women, including the woman at the well, the hemorrhaging woman, and the woman caught in adultery. And their lives were changed forever.

    Our lives are also changed when we spend time with Jesus in Eucharistic adoration. In Draw Close to Jesus: A Woman’s Guide to Eucharistic Adoration, Merridith Frediani offers women heartfelt, practical guidance for meeting Jesus in adoration and allowing him to transform us.

    Containing reflections, encouragement, passages from Sacred Scripture and the Catechism, as well as stories from the saints, this book is divided into five helpful sections that can be read in any order:

    *An introduction to Eucharistic adoration for beginners
    *Going deeper in understanding God’s greatness, his mercy, and his abundant love
    *The fruits received from a closer relationship with Jesus
    *Facing obstacles in our prayer life
    *The richness of the Catholic Faith

    God calls to us in the depths of our hearts. He wants us to come to him and rest. We do not need to bring anything; we just need to show up. He knows the world is pulling us in many directions, and our many responsibilities can be overwhelming. He knows we make mistakes, yet he keeps inviting us. When we come to him, we open ourselves to the one who loves us most deeply. We bring him our empty vessel, and he fills it. We adore him, and he loves us back – wholly and completely – for no other reason than that we are his.

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  • Why Is The Lords Supper So Important

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    5 Ways the Lord’s Supper Is Important for the Local Church

    Church Questions is a series that seeks to provide ordinary Christians with sound and accessible biblical teaching by answering common questions about church life. Each volume offers biblical answers and practical applications with the goal of nurturing healthy church practice and commitment.

    For a new Christian, or even someone who has followed the Lord for years, the Lord’s Supper can feel somewhat mysterious. This leads some to simply go through the motions without ever knowing why it’s done. In this short booklet, pastor Aubrey Sequeira offers 5 ways the Lord’s Supper is important for the local church. As Christians look backward (remembrance), outward (togetherness), upward (spiritual nourishment), inward (reflection), and forward (anticipation), they will discover the rich meaning behind the institution of the Lord’s Supper.

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  • Sacraments And Consumer Culture

    $24.95

    What does consumerism have to do with the sacraments? We live in cultures where our senses of meaning, identity, and purpose are often found in what we purchase.

    Apart from the question of hedonism, there is the question of how we orient ourselves in an environment in which we end up marketing our very selves. In this book, Timothy Brunk examines how this consumer culture has had a corrosive effect on the seven sacraments of the Catholic Church. He also assesses how sacramental worship can provide resources for responsible Christian discipleship in today’s consumer culture.

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  • On Your First Holy Communion

    $8.99

    In Holy Communion, children are introduced to a richer relationship with Jesus who offers himself as spiritual nourishment. On Your First Holy Communion provides passages and prayers that will highlight the importance of communion. This is the perfect gift book marking an important sacremental moment in a unique and personal journey of faith.

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  • Meal That Reconnects

    $29.95

    In The Meal that Reconnects, Dr. Mary McGann, RSCJ, invites readers to a more profound appreciation of the sacredness of eating, the planetary interdependence that food and the sharing of food entails, and the destructiveness of the industrial food system that is supplying food to tables globally. She presents the food crisis as a spiritual crisis–a call to rediscover the theological, ecological, and spiritual significance of eating and to probe its challenge to Christian eucharistic practice. Drawing on the origins of Eucharist in Jesus’s meal fellowship and the worship of early Christians, McGann invites communities to reclaim the foundational meal character of eucharistic celebration while offering pertinent strategies for this renewal.

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  • Prayer Companion For Eucharistic Adoration

    $10.95

    Pope Francis has exhorted the faithful, “Let us rediscover Eucharistic adoration in our communities!”

    This delightful collection of Scripture, prayers, hymns, litanies, and excerpts from papal documents, as well as an excerpt from a US Catholic bishops’ statement, will encourage contemplation and meditation on the presence of Jesus Christ in the Eucharist. These excerpts about the Eucharist will help one reflect on the sacrifice of Jesus and the gift of Jesus’ Body and Blood to nourish and sustain us today.

    Take this prayer companion with you when you spend time in Eucharistic Adoration-or use it at home to reflect on the great mystery and gift of the Holy Eucharist. This collection would be a valuable resource for pastors to share with parishioners during Eucharistic Adoration. It would also make a great gift to stir in friends and family a deeper relationship with our Eucharistic Lord.

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  • Aquinas On Transubstantiation

    $34.95

    Aquinas on Transubstantiation treats one of the most frequently mis-understood and mis-represented teachings of Thomas Aquinas–Eucharistic transubstantiation. The study interprets Aquinas’s teaching as an exercise of “holy teaching” (sacra doctrina) that intends to show theologically and back up philosophically the simple yet profound thesis that “transubstantiation” affirms nothing but the truth of Christ’s words at the Last Supper–“This is my body,” “This is my blood.” Yet in order to achieve a contemporary ressourcement of this simple yet profound truth, it is necessary to probe the depths of Thomas Aquinas’s philosophical interpretation of it. For Thomas Aquinas, in regarding the truth of Eucharistic conversion, it is faith that preserves the human intellect from missing or dismissing the mystery announced in Christ’s words. Faith, however, is not intellectually blind, a faith that, as is often erroneously held, is commanded by arbitrary divine dictates to which the will submits in blind obedience. Rather, Aquinas takes faith is sustained, but not constituted, by an intellectual contemplation of the proposed mystery of faith, by faith seeking understanding. Thomas Aquinas unfolds this exercise of understanding guided by faith in the medium of a metaphysical contemplation that affords a profound intellectual appreciation of this central mystery of faith–precisely as mystery. Thomas’s metaphysical contemplation of Eucharistic conversion gestures toward the blinding light of superintelligibility, experienced as the unique darkness that surrounds this sublime mystery of faith. A ressourcement in Thomas Aquinas’s doctrine of transubstantiation also affords an renewed appreciation of the Church’s affirmation of transubstantiation as the most apt term for the interpretation of the mystery of Eucharistic conversion and a greater precision of what is centrally at stake in this mystery in the ongoing ecumenical conversation of this most central Christian teaching. A doctrinally sound, ecumenically informed, and philosophically reflected contemporary Catholic theology cannot afford to ignore or dismiss Aquinas’s surpassing account of Eucharistic conversion.

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  • New Wineskins : Eucharist In Today’s Context

    $14.95

    Different times and different cultures have influenced the ways in which the Eucharist has been celebrated and understood; and the action received from the Lord to be done in his memory has shown different aspects of its deeper reality in these differing human situations.

    We now live in times in which belief in God is no longer taken for granted and in which there are many different approaches to life and its meaning. This has its influence on those who believe in Christ as well as those who do not.

    This new situation invites us to present our faith in Christ differently, calling us to offer a presentation of the Eucharist that can begin on common ground with our contemporaries and in language that believers today may find inviting and meaningful.

    As a means of achieving this, the Frank O’Loughlin suggests that we look again at the basic things we use as signs in the Eucharist. These are things we have in common with other human beings: bread, wine, water, symbolic actions and our own bodies.

    These things are taken into our celebration of the Eucharist and are used as signs that take us beyond themselves into the depths of the Eucharist, that is into its very mystery.

    The author also points out the human grounding of those things indicated by words we use in speaking about the Eucharist: memory, presence and sacrifice.

    We are dealing with everyday, human things that take us beyond the ordinary from which they come, into the mystery of God among us in Christ which we celebrate when we gather for Eucharist.

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  • Order Of Baptism Of Children

    $28.00

    The revision of this Ritual Edition, the English translation according to the Second Typical Edition, is divided into seven chapters: Order of Baptism for Several Children; Order of Baptism for One Child; Order of Baptism for a Large Number of Children; Order of Baptism of Children to Be Used by Catechists in the Absence of a Priest or Deacon; Order of Baptism of Children in Danger of Death, or at the Point of Death, to Be Used in the Absence of a Priest or Deacon; Order of Bringing a Baptized Child to the Church; and Various Texts for Use in the Celebration of Baptism for Children. This volume also includes an Appendix-not found in the original edition-that is provided to assist Priests who wish to celebrate the Order of Baptism for Several Children within Mass or to celebrate the Order of Baptism for One Child within Mass. In addition, this edition incorporates changes in accord with the Third Typical Edition of The Roman Missal and the Abbey Psalms and Canticles (formerly The Revised Grail Psalms).

    This Ritual Edition will first be available on January 6, 2020. Its first-use date is February 2, 2020. Its use is obligatory as of April 12, 2020.

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  • Symbol Or Substance

    $17.95

    In this engaging fictional conversation, Peter Kreeft gives credible voices to C. S. Lewis, J. R. R. Tolkien, and Billy Graham as they discuss one of the most contentious questions in the history of Christianity: Is Jesus symbolically or substantially present in the Eucharist?

    These widely respected modern Christian witnesses represent three important Western theological traditions. Graham, an ordained Southern Baptist minister who traversed the world and the airwaves to spread the good news of salvation, represents evangelical Protestantism. Lewis, an Oxford professor, a prolific Christian apologist, and the author of The Chronicles of Narnia, was a member of the Church of England. Also an Oxford don, Tolkien was a friend of Lewis, the author of The Lord of the Rings, and a Roman Catholic.

    While Lewis and Tolkien likely discussed the Eucharist during their long friendship, the conversation in this book never took place-but it could have, says Kreeft, who faithfully presents the views of these three impressive men.

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  • Prayers Of The Eucharist 4th Edition

    $49.95

    This classic work, previously edited by Ronald Jasper and Geoffrey Cuming, has been a staple source in teaching liturgy to generations of students in colleges, seminaries, and universities. It has now been comprehensively revised for future generations of liturgical scholars.

    Updates include:

    -New introductions that take into account the substantial changes in recent scholarship
    -New groupings of the various prayers into liturgical “families” in order to make their relationships clearer
    -Plus, new bibliographies

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  • Hatch Match And Dispatch

    $19.95

    Bestselling author Richard Leonard has written an accessible, engaging, and educational journey through the history, liturgy, and theology of the seven sacraments, as well as the Rite of Christian Burial, where history, liturgy, and contemporary theology intersect. The book expands the ritual and theological horizons of those who have celebrated the sacraments for their whole lives and introduces neophytes to the question of why sacraments are essential in the Christian life. In addition, it explores the endless possibilities they provide in developing our Christian lives.

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  • Night Before My First Communion

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    On the night before their First Communion, a brother and sister get ready for this important event. All the family is there to help them prepare for the following day in the 24th title in Wing’s bestselling series. Full color.

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  • Caesar And The Sacrament

    $45.00

    When the earliest Christ-followers were baptized they participated in a politically subversive act. Rejecting the Empire’s claim that it had a divine right to rule the world, they pledged their allegiance to a kingdom other than Rome and a king other than Caesar (Acts 17:7). Many books explore baptism from doctrinal or theological perspectives, and focus on issues such as the correct mode of baptism, the proper candidate for baptism, who has the authority to baptize, and whether or not baptism is a symbol or means of grace. By contrast, Caesar and the Sacrament investigates the political nature of baptism. Very few contemporary Christians consider baptism’s original purpose or political significance. Only by studying baptism in its historical context, can we discover its impact on first-century believers and the adverse reaction it engendered among Roman and Jewish officials. Since baptism was initially a rite of non-violent resistance, what should its function be today?

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  • Caesar And The Sacrament

    $25.00

    When the earliest Christ-followers were baptized they participated in a politically subversive act. Rejecting the Empire’s claim that it had a divine right to rule the world, they pledged their allegiance to a kingdom other than Rome and a king other than Caesar (Acts 17:7). Many books explore baptism from doctrinal or theological perspectives, and focus on issues such as the correct mode of baptism, the proper candidate for baptism, who has the authority to baptize, and whether or not baptism is a symbol or means of grace. By contrast, Caesar and the Sacrament investigates the political nature of baptism. Very few contemporary Christians consider baptism’s original purpose or political significance. Only by studying baptism in its historical context, can we discover its impact on first-century believers and the adverse reaction it engendered among Roman and Jewish officials. Since baptism was initially a rite of non-violent resistance, what should its function be today?

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  • General Doctrine Of The Sacraments And The Mystery Of The Eucharist

    $34.95

    In this work, the author achieves a deeper understanding of the inner structure of the sacraments and how they determine the structure of Christian existence.

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  • Anointed Bride : Discover The Ancient Truth About The Meaning Of Anointing

    $14.99

    Dive into the mystery of the Anointing and the Anointing Oil and unravel the mysteries that the Bible reveals about this ancient use. Search for the hidden treasures about the deep and profound meaning of the Anointing and discover a God Who longs to share His blessings, grace and favor with His children. In this powerful message the author will answer all the questions you’ve ever had about the use of Anointing Oil and the Anointing. The Anointing is the image of the Holy Spirit Who is on us and in us, as the replacement of Jesus Christ on earth. By learning more about the Anointing and the Anointing Oil we’re learning more about Who the Holy Spirit is, how He works and why He does the things that He does. The origin of the Anointing and the Anointing Oil is therefore not from this world but comes forth from the Anointed One Himself.

    In this book the author will answer questions like:
    – Who is allowed to use Anointing Oil?
    – When can Anointing Oil be used?
    – What can Anointing Oil be used for?
    – What is the meaning of Anointing Oil?
    – What are the various types of natural Anointing?
    – What are the meanings of the fragrances?
    – Can the Exodus oil still be used?

    Does the Bible mention more about Anointing Oil, than just the Anointing of the sick, in James 5? Yes, it does. Not only did the author build this book upon the Word of God, he also gives you all the 345 Bible references – in 201 chapters – from both the Old and the New Testament.

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  • Contemplative Rosary : With Saint John Paul II And Saint Teresa Of Avila

    $14.95

    With St. John Paul II and St. Teresa of Avila as your guides, these pages will show you how to transform the rote recitation of prayer into a profound worship of Christ, drawing your hearts to bow in awe before the Triune God whom the Rosary reveals to us. You’ll learn how to place every moment of your life before His throne, seeing in them the mystery of the Incarnation.
    You’ll learn the difference between contemplation and meditation, and how these great saints approached the reading of sacred writings not as a mere intellectual exercise, but as a prayer. You’ll learn how to enrich your vocal prayer, and how the Rosary can unite vocal prayer and mental prayer in a way that can lift your heart to the heights of contemplation.

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  • Why Sacraments

    $20.99

    The book provides a clear account of the sacraments of the Christian Church and of the general idea of sacramentality. It will reach out to a wide audience and present solid academic theology in an accessible and popular manner. The approach is distinctively Anglican, Thomist and on the conservative side of ‘liberal catholic’.

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  • Evangelical Sacramental And Pentecostal

    $18.00

    Introduction
    1. The Extraordinary Invitation Of John 15:4
    2. Luke-Acts: The Spirit And The Life Of The Church
    3. The Grace Of God: Evangelical, Sacramental, And Pentecostal
    4. The Evangelical Principle
    5. The Sacramental Principle
    6. The Pentecost Principle
    Conclusion: Some Observations And A Case Study
    Notes
    Subject Index
    Scripture Index

    Additional Info
    Evangelical. Sacramental. Pentecostal. Christian communities tend to identify with one of these labels over the other two. Evangelical churches emphasize the importance of Scripture and preaching. Sacramental churches emphasize the importance of the eucharistic table. And pentecostal churches emphasize the immediate presence and power of the Holy Spirit. But must we choose between them? Could the church be all three? Drawing on his reading of the New Testament, the witness of Christian history, and years of experience in Christian ministry and leadership, Gordon T. Smith argues that the church not only can be all three, but in fact it must be all three in order to truly be the church. As the church navigates the unique global challenges of pluralism, secularism, and fundamentalism, the need for an integrated vision of the community as evangelical, sacramental, and pentecostal becomes ever more pressing. If Jesus and the apostles saw no tension between these characteristics, why should we?

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  • Are There Really Seven Sacraments

    $28.95

    Strategic Book Publishing And Rights Agency LLC

    This book unearths the centuries-old roots of the Seven Sacraments, especially the Sacrament of Penance, and systematically examines their history. Many centuries of traditions have made millions of believers confused about the most important issue of Christianity. This book gets things straight and provides this very answer.

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  • Sacramentality Renewed : Contemporary Conversations In Saramental Theology

    $29.95

    Tracing developments in sacramental theology over the past twenty-five years, this study explores a growing ecumenical dynamism in both the academic study of sacramentality and its centrality in pastoral applications. But how does ecumenical excitement in a renewed discovery of sacramental theology fit with different theologies of church and different pastoral beliefs and practices? How does the universality of academic accessibility in the form of an expansive ecumenical sharing of perspectives meet the particularities of pastoral reality and ecclesial polity? Arguing in favor of fruitful ecumenical conversation, this book also focuses on the crucial interaction of ecclesiology, liturgical practice, and sacramentality, which raises the need for a creative tension between the particularities of a given ecclesial system and the catholicity of Christian sacramentality. Using Anglican sacramental theologies and Anglicanism as vehicles of exploration, this study contributes to an overview of the state of the field of sacramental theology in the twenty-first century while challenging the assumption that one size fits all. In sacramental theology, as in other important areas of Christian life, unity in diversity may be the basis for authentic lived sacramentality.

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  • Jesus And The Jewish Roots Of The Eucharist

    $17.00

    In recent years, Christians everywhere are rediscovering the Jewish roots of their faith. Every year at Easter time, many believers now celebrate Passover meals (known as Seders) seeking to understand exactly what happened at Jesus’ final Passover, the night before he was crucified.

    Jesus and the Jewish Roots of the Eucharist shines fresh light on the Last Supper by looking at it through Jewish eyes. Using his in-depth knowledge of the Bible and ancient Judaism, Dr. Brant Pitre answers questions such as: What was the Passover like at the time of Jesus? What were the Jewish hopes for the Messiah? What was Jesus’ purpose in instituting the Eucharist during the feast of Passover? And, most important of all, what did Jesus mean when he said, “This is my body… This is my blood”?To answer these questions, Pitre explores ancient Jewish beliefs about the Passover of the Messiah, the miraculous Manna from heaven, and the mysterious Bread of the Presence. As he shows, these three keys-the Passover, the Manna, and the Bread of the Presence-have the power to unlock the original meaning of the Eucharistic words of Jesus. Along the way, Pitre also explains how Jesus united the Last Supper to his death on Good Friday and his Resurrection on Easter Sunday.

    Inspiring and informative, Jesus and the Jewish Roots of the Eucharist is a groundbreaking work that is sure to illuminate one of the greatest mysteries of the Christian faith: the mystery of Jesus’ presence in “the breaking of the bread.”

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  • Evangelicals Adrift : Supplanting Scripture With Sacramentalism

    $15.99

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    Evangelicalism has always been an eclectic movement, with believers picking and choosing what helps to advance the gospel, with the lodestar of Scripture as the ultimate authority for doctrine and practice. In recent years, some Evangelicals have begun to look to other traditions, not simply to inform their worship, but as alternate sources of authority. The high-profile conversion of some Evangelicals to Catholicism or Orthodoxy demonstrates this phenomenon; an embracing of the sacramental principle. Many converts accept Roman Catholic and Eastern Orthodox claims of continuity with the earliest church, without a more thorough investigation into the history of how the church developed. A closer look into the evidence tells a very different story. This book argues for a careful analysis of exactly what Evangelicals give up when they allow other sources of authority alongside Scripture, and for a re-engagement with the Bible as the sole ground of authority for the Christian life.

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  • Messianic Passover Haggadah

    $5.49

    Reality Creations Publishing
    Celebrate the meaning of Passover the way Israel has done for thousands of years. This Messianic Passover Haggadah (or “retelling”) is a simplified version of the Passover Seder and covers the essential elements involved in the meal. Perfect for Messianic congregations, Christian churches, or even families desiring to celebrate Passover together.

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  • 40 Questions About Baptism And The Lords Supper

    $23.99

    40 Questions About Baptism and the Lords Supper, appropriate for the student and thoughtful layperson, answers forty of the most common and most difficult questions about the two Protestant ordinances. There is significant diversity of views on these subjects and the skilled, even-handed biblical analysis sheds lights on the many theological and pastoral considerations regarding baptism and communion. Baptism and the Lords Supper are practiced by almost all Christian churches, but they disagree on the meaning, proper participants, even the proper names for these observances. This book includes the major theological issues (such as infant baptism, open and closed communion, and the nature of Gods activity in these celebrations), the views held by different denominations (from Roman Catholic to Lutheran, Reformed, Baptist, and others), and a number of practical issues (such as the proper age at which to baptize a child, the frequency with which the Lords Supper should be observed, and whether these two practices should be observed only in churches). This volume will be helpful to pastors, worship leaders, college and seminary students, and of interest to all Christians who want to grow in their understanding of these two basic Christian acts of worship. Each chapter is succinct and readable, with footnotes indicating additional sources for those who wish to go further.|40 Questions About Baptism and the Lords Supper, appropriate for the student and thoughtful layperson, answers forty of the most common and most difficult questions about the two Protestant ordinances. There is significant diversity of views on these subjects and the skilled, even-handed biblical analysis sheds lights on the many theological and pastoral considerations regarding baptism and communion. Baptism and the Lords Supper are practiced by almost all Christian churches, but they disagree on the meaning, proper participants, even the proper names for these observances. This book includes the major theological issues (such as infant baptism, open and closed communion, and the nature of Gods activity in these celebrations), the views held by different denominations (from Roman Catholic to Lutheran, Reformed, Baptist, and others), and a number of practical issues (such as the proper age at which to baptise a child, the frequency with which the Lords Supper should be observed, and whether these two practices should be observed only in churches). This volume will be helpful to pastors, worsh

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  • Mystagogy Of The Eucharist

    $14.95

    Explore the deeper meaning of Eucharistic celebration with a highly regarded expert on liturgy. In Mystagogy of the Eucharist Gilbert Ostdiek, OFM, draws on ritual actions, liturgical symbols, prayer texts, and reflective commentary to help participants in the liturgy name and reflect on the meaning that Eucharist has for daily life. This book is offered as a practical, pastoral resource for those engaged in the ongoing formation of worshipers and their liturgical ministers.

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  • Sacraments And Justice

    $16.95

    Sacraments and Justice offers a fresh approach to the seven sacraments in the Roman Catholic tradition. The authors assembled here, each of them highly regarded sacramental and liturgical theologians, synthesize the best creative thinking in the theology of sacraments, their symbols, their link with justice-God’s order for the world here and now-and their power to permeate another reality so intensely that something new happens.

    Educated Catholics, or Catholics looking for a first-rate education on the sacraments, as well as parish teams, study groups, and Catholic educators, will cheer this volume as solid and incisive, while at the same time accessible and engaging. Each contributor is an academic who writes with a human touch about the gracious promise embedded in sacraments. They include:
    *John Baldovin, SJ, on baptism
    *Edward Hahnenberg on confirmation
    *Michael Driscoll on Eucharist
    *Doris Donnelly on penance
    *Thomas Scirghi, SJ, on holy orders
    *Natalie Weaver on marriage
    *Paul Turner on anointing of the sick

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  • Preparing For Confirmation

    $6.95

    Knowing the content and meaning of God’s revelation in the Christian life are necessities in the sacramental preparation process. Every young person preparing for Confirmation and every adult Catholic should be able to answer the 50 questions presented in this book. 50 Things Every Catholic Should Know prepares young Catholics to take a significant step forward in their ongoing journey as disciples of Jesus Christ as they approach Confirmation, and it offers straightforward responses to many of the most basic questions on the Catholic faith. Catholics will grow in relationship with the living person of Christ, who is seeking them, and His Church, who is here to embrace and empower them. A great supplement for sacramental preparation for families, parishes, schools, and small faith-sharing groups!

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  • Everyday Sacrament : The Messy Grace Of Parenting

    $14.95

    In Everyday Sacrament: The Messy Grace of Parenting Laura Kelly Fanucci sees the Catholic sacraments through the smudged and sticky lens of life with little ones. From dinnertime chaos to bath-time giggles to never-ending loads of laundry, Laura stumbles into the surprising truth of what the seven sacraments really mean: that God is present always, even in the messes of motherhood.

    A spiritual memoir of parenting’s early years and a sacramental theology rooted in family life, Everyday Sacrament offers an honest, humorous, and hopeful look at ordinary moments as full of grace.

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  • Eucharist As Meaning

    $34.95

    This study moves beyond postmodern trends in Catholic eucharistic theology by exploring the works of Bernard Lonergan and Louis-Marie Chauvet: “Having learned from both Chauvet’s critique of metaphysics and Lonergan’s development of a critical metaphysics, we hope to offer a fruitful understanding of traditional eucharistic doctrines that is able to respond to some contemporary problems and shed some light on the great mystery that stands at the center of Christian worship” (from the introduction).

    Postmodern theologians have been critical of using metaphysics to interpret the presence of Christ in the Eucharist, liturgical sacrifice, and sacramental causality, preferring instead a symbolic approach. Lonergan’s critical metaphysics, however, offers an account of knowing and being that resists attempts to pit metaphysics against the symbolic and moves sacramental theology into the real world of meaning. The result is a theology of the Eucharist grounded in tradition that speaks to today’s believers.

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  • Chrismation : A Primer For Catholics

    $34.95

    What is chrismation? Nicholas Denysenko breaks open chrismation as sacrament of belonging by exploring its history and liturgical theology. This study offers a sacramental theology of chrismation by examining its relationship with baptism and the Eucharist and its function as the ritual for receiving converts into the Orthodox Church. Drawing from a rich array of liturgical and theological sources, Denysenko explains how chrismation initiates the participant into the life of the triune God, beginning a process of theosis, becoming like God. The book includes a chapter comparing and contrasting chrismation and confirmation, along with pastoral suggestions for renewing the potential of this sacrament to transform the lives of participants.

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  • Becoming Beholders : Cultivating Sacramental Imagination And Actions In Col

    $29.95

    Catholic colleges and universities have long engaged in conversation about how to fulfill their mission in creative ways across the curriculum. The “sacramental vision” of Catholic higher education posits that God is made manifest in the study of all disciplines.

    Becoming Beholders is the first book to share pedagogical strategies about how to do that. Twenty faculty-from many religious backgrounds, and in fields such as chemistry, economics, English, history, mathematics, sociology and theology-discuss ways that their teaching nourishes students’ ability to find the transcendent in their studies.

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  • Little Book About Confession For Children

    $9.99

    The Sacrament of Confession is often misunderstood by children and adults alike. While your child is preparing for his first Confession, it’s easy for you both to feel overwhelmed. And even if first Confession was a while ago, perhaps you wish that you and your child had a better understanding of the sacrament

    A Little Book about Confession for Children explains the hows and whys of going to Confession. It includes step-by-step instructions for preparing and receiving this beautiful sacrament of healing, which draws us into the infinite mercy of God. The book even provides an examination of conscience just for kids.

    Everything you and your child need to know about the Sacrament of Reconciliation (or Confession) can be found in this informative little book with charming four-color illustrations. Perfect for preparing to receive the Sacrament of Reconciliation for the first time, this little book is sure to be used over and over again.

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  • Preparing An Episcopal Funeral

    $9.95

    Much like the Catholic best-seller, but expressly developed for the Episcopal Church

    * Incorporates liturgy and music suggestions according to the Book of Common Prayer
    and other approved pastoral rites

    * A proven, practical tool already used by thousands, with new articles for the Episcopal
    Church audience

    Funeral planning is one of the most challenging things a family or priest may ever do,
    whether it is honoring the death of a loved one or long-time member of the congregation.
    This simple guide explains the Episcopal theology of celebrating a life alongside grief, while
    offering practical guidelines and forms for planning and arranging funerals. All content is in
    accordance to the Book of Common Prayer (1979) and approved liturgical supplementary
    materials.

    This new book remedies the lack of resources regarding the Episcopal funeral service,
    building upon the format and success of Preparing a Catholic Funeral. Sales history of
    the Catholic edition indicates that these books are often purchased in bulk by various
    institutions to distribute to members in advance of death and to the families of the
    deceased before or after a death.

    AUDIENCE: For churches and dioceses, mortuaries and funeral homes, clergy, and families.

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  • Lords Supper As A Means Of Grace

    $16.99

    Richard Barcellos’ specific focus is to show us how the Lord’s Supper is a means of grace. His answer is that the Lord’s Supper is a means of grace because of what the Holy Spirit does in the souls of believers when local churches partake of it. “The Spirit effects or enhances present communion between the exalted Redeemer and his pilgrim people on the earth. Or it can be stated this way: the Lord’s Supper is a means of grace through which Christ is present by his divine nature and through which the Holy Spirit nourishes the souls of believers with the benefits wrought for us in Christ’s human nature which is now glorified and in heaven at the right hand of the Father.”

    The study is divided under four headings – 1. The terminology connected to the Lord’s Supper in the New Testament. 2. The Biblical data which advocate the Lord’s Supper as a means of grace. 3. The confessional and catechetical formulation of the Lord’s Supper as a means of grace in the reformed tradition and 4. Final Thoughts.

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  • New Saint Joseph First Communion Catechisms

    $4.95

    Prayers For Every Day
    1.-.God Made Us
    2.-.God Is Great
    3.-.The Blessed Trinity
    4.-.The First Sins
    5.-.Our Own Sins
    6.-.The Son Of God Becomes A Man
    7.-.Jesus Opens Heaven For Us
    8.-.Sacrements Of Baptism And Confirmation
    9.-.Sacrements Of Penance
    10.-.How To Make A Good Confession
    11.-.The Holy Eucharist
    The Holy Mass
    Holydays Of Obligation
    Various Prayers
    Night And Other Prayers

    Additional Info
    New and modern format and design
    Explains Catholic doctrine with the aid of many exclusive features.
    Combines modern outlook and language with a solid time-tested exposition of the teaching of the Church.

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  • Sacrament Of The Eucharist

    $24.95

    In The Sacrament of the Eucharist, the latest volume in the Lex Orandi Series, John D. Laurance considers the Eucharist by way of two questions:

    * How, by his first-century life, death, and resurrection, does Jesus Christ save all human beings throughout history from eternal death and make possible their permanent union with God?
    * How is that salvation made available now through the community of the church in her liturgical celebrations?

    Soteriology and ecclesiology therefore play a prominent role in Laurance’s investigation.

    After forging a theology of the liturgy primarily out of the work of Rahner, Kilmartin, and Chauvet, the author investigates the nature of the lex ordandi, lex credendi relationship and offers guidelines on how best to read the church’s faith in her life of prayer. He then uses both steps to discover the faith meaning of a particular Eucharist as typically celebrated in a modern American parish on Sunday morning.

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  • Sacramental Life Large Print

    $12.00

    The four volumes of the Christian Living Series are the fruit of a catechism class that the late bishop Youanis used to teach to university students who came to Cairo from other states to study. The Chapters of these volumes have been a hand book for many Christians who are pursuing their spiritual path and a source of direction to many over the last fifty years, now we present it to you in the English language. This volume starts from the beginning of our spiritual journey, the life of Repentance; it also deals with two of the church sacraments, Confession and Communion, Their meaning, practical applications, fruits, and other related questions are discussed in this volume.

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  • Confirmation Preparation Manual

    $5.95

    This manual will help anyone prepare for the sacrament of confirmation or prepare someone else for the sacrament. Part I is organized according to the plan of St. Thomas Aquinas. It contains * the full text of the basic prayers that any sacramental candidate should know. * a selection from the Baltimore Catechism on: The Trinity, The Incarnation and Redemption, The seven Sacraments, with emphasis on Confirmation, The Two Great Laws and the Ten Commandments Part II contains a summary of the Catechism of the Catholic Church’s discussion of catechism, complete with article references to that catechism. It also has questions and answers from the Baltimore Catechism covering the elements of the rite, the role of sponsors, of parents and the duties of confirmands. Part III contains prayers specifically for Confirmation and the candidate, along with the complete text used in the Extraordinary Form of the rite of Confirmation. It also contains a section for note-taking at the back of the book. This is the most complete and concise confirmation guide available today.

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  • Lords Supper

    $16.00

    Not for the first time, reviewers have had very mixed feelings about Dr Barclay’s writing, and his approach to the theology of the sacraments has been found wanting. On the other hand, considerable personal correspondence and requests to use the liturgy with which the book concludes show that once again, for the ordinary reader, the author has managed to bring new meaning to what he claims has become ‘a ritual rather than a reality’. `When we can neither grasp nor teach the truth,’ Dr Barclay goes on, ‘it is better to get hold of some part of the truth which we can understand and on which we can act. All I have tried to do is to examine the history of the sacrament, and then to set down a view of it which I know is incomplete and which I know ineans something vital to those to whom it has been through the years presented. Dr Norman Pittenger, from a very different tradition, echoes the thoughts of others in commenting: ‘Whatever more we may wish to say about ?’

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  • Sacraments And Worship

    $50.00

    The church’s development and use of sacraments has evolved in many ways from the days of the early church to the present. This sourcebook presents key theological texts that played a role in those movements. Johnson traces the history and theology of individual sacraments along with their liturgical context in the church’s worship, while contributing helpful background notes to give the reader the full breadth and depth of the church’s thought on these important topics. The book will be a useful resource to those studying the history of Christian worship and the development of the sacraments.

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  • Efficacious Engagement : Sacramental Participation In The Trinitarian Myste

    $29.95

    The long-standing tradition of baptizing infants suggests that the sacraments plunge our bodies into salvation, so the revelation of God s love in the sacraments addresses the whole person, not the mind alone. In this work, the contemporary Roman Catholic rite of baptism for infants becomes a case study, manifesting the connections between the human body, the ecclesial body, and the Body of Christ. The sacramental life, for children as for adults, is an ongoing journey deeper into the life of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. By examining the church s practice of infant baptism, Kimberly Hope Belcher asks how human beings participate in God’s life through the sacraments. Christian sacraments are embodied, cultural rituals performed by and for human beings. At the same time, the sacraments are God s gifts of grace, by which human beings enter into God s own life. In this study, contemporary ritual studies, sacramental theology, and trinitarian theology are used to explore how participation in the sacraments can be an efficacious engagement in God s life of love.

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  • Time Is Now

    $15.00

    With this guide on baptism and confirmation in The United Methodist Church, Rev. Dr. Gift Machinga provides an essential resource for the church in Africa. The book is intended to motivate pastors to consider the ministry of education and to guide pastors and lay members in preparing their people for baptism and confirmation.

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  • Liturgy 101 : Sacraments And Sacramentals

    $11.99

    The Sacraments are a precious, seven-faceted jewel embedded in the heart of the Catholic faith. Yet, while believers readily acknowledge the centrality of these rites to the faith, they may be a bit fuzzy when it comes to explaining them. That’s where this book comes to the rescue.

    This book provides a concise and easy-to-follow overview of the liturgy that will immerse you into the Church’s teaching and practice of the seven Sacraments. The author, respected Catholic scholar and educator Daniel G. VanSlyke, grounds the book in Sacred scripture, the teachings of the Church, and the rites with which the Church celebrates the Sacraments.

    Following a helpful introductory chapter that explains the vocabulary used to discuss worship, Liturgy 101 explores the seven Sacraments one by one. Each chapter explains, in an accessible manner, the Sacrament’s origin, how and by whom it is celebrated, and what it accomplishes. VanSlyke also addresses frequently asked pastoral, practical, and canonical questions concerning the celebration of the Sacraments.

    Liturgy 101 will empower you to more fruitfully participate in sacred liturgy by helping you to understand, appreciate, love, and celebrate the Sacraments that Christ has entrusted to the Church.

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  • Power Of The Sacraments

    $9.99

    If you have ever taken the sacraments for granted, this book will lead you to a deeper appreciation for their transforming power. The author’s brief expostition of each sacrament and her inspiring stories demonstrating their power in the lives of ordinary people will open you to a greater reliance on the grace of these seven gifts of God. Throughout your life, God continues to give you what you need for the journey through these signs of His love.

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  • Holy Eucharist : Studies On The Holy Sacrifice Of The Mass Its Celebration

    $40.00

    The discipline of the church after Sacrosanctum Concilium, up until the 1982 Code of Canon Law and the General Instruction of the Roman Missal for the third edition of the Missal, has always asserted the freedom of priests to celebrate Mass individually. Despite this assertion, the liturgical and theological atmosphere of seminaries and religious communities has rarely favored this freedom.

    In light of this, The Holy Eucharist originally published in French in 1982, explores the practice of celebrating Mass with a single presider versus Mass celebrated through concelebration. This historical and dogmatic critique finds that the practice of concelebration, especially among priests without their Ordinary presiding, is in fact a new development and not a return to an ancient norm. While the author concludes that concelebration has its due place under practical guidelines, the multiplication of Eucharistic celebrations with a single presider would make better use of the infinite riches contained in the Holy Sacrifice.

    Published by Gracewing Publishing.

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  • Visible Words : The Interpretation And Practice Of Christian Sacraments

    $26.00

    Robert W. Jenson is a leading American Lutheran theologian. He has taught at many institutions, including Luther College in Decorah, Iowa, the Lutheran Seminary in Gettysburg, and Saint Olaf College in Northfield, Minnesota. With Carl Braaten, he founded the Center for Catholic and Evangelical Theology in Northfield, Minnesota. He was a Senior Scholar for Research at the Center for Theological Inquiry in Princeton, New Jersey, where he now resides. Among his many books are his two-volume Systematic Theology, Lutheranism: The Theological Movement and Its Confessional Writings (with Eric Gritsch), and A Map of Twentieth-Century Theology (editor with Carl Braaten).

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  • Worshiping With The Church Fathers

    $25.00

    Christopher Hall invites us to accompany the church fathers as they enter the sanctuary for worship and the chapel for prayer. He also takes us to the wilderness, where we learn from the early monastics as they draw close to God in their solitary discipline. Readers will enjoy a rich and rare schooling in developing their spiritual life in this unique survey of the life of worship from the perspective of the early Church.

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  • Sacraments : An Interdisciplinary And Interactive Study

    $29.95

    What are the sacraments, really?

    For centuries, the religious lives of Catholics and other Christians have revolved around church rituals with generally accepted individual and social effects. What, precisely, are those effects, and how are they produced? Traditional theology used Greek philosophy to understand the sacraments and how they work. But is there no other way to understand them? In fact, there are a number of ways, and this book invites you to look at the sacraments through a variety of lenses: psychology, sociology, anthropology, history, theology, morality, and spirituality.

    As the introduction to this volume challenges, “If you read this book, and especially if you engage in the interactive study to which it invites you, your understanding of sacraments will be changed forever.”

    To help personalize your investigation, the author has created a web site with thought-provoking questions that encourage you to interact with the ideas being proposed in this volume.

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  • 1 Baptism : Ecumenical Dimensions Of The Doctrine Of Baptism

    $29.95

    Most Christians would say that baptism is the one sacrament Christians of all denominations share, that it is the source of ecumenical unity among all Christian churches. But how true is that? Is there really “one baptism,” as we profess in the Nicene Creed? If we disagree about what baptism does, can we really say that baptism unites us?

    To address this central question Susan Wood brings together the history and theology of baptism (systematic, sacramental, and liturgical), focusing especially on the divergent paths taken in the understanding of the sacrament since the Reformation. Founded not only in her study of theology but also in her years of participation in ecumenical dialogues, her perspective will illuminate this problem for readers and point the way toward deeper understanding.

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  • Sacramental Life : Spiritual Formation Through The Book Of Common Prayer

    $25.00

    Using the Book of Common Prayer, David A. deSilva explores how we are spiritually formed by the sacraments of baptism, eucharist, marriage and last rites.

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  • United Methodists And The Sacraments

    $8.99

    An in-depth exploration of the practice of the sacraments within The United Methodist Church.

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  • Sacrament Of Charity

    $10.95

    Set alongside Pope Benedict XVI’s first encyclical God Is Love (Deus Caritas Est) where he stressed the relationship between the Eucharist and love, The Sacrament of Charity picks up that theme and expands it as Pope Benedict explores the mystery of eucharistic faith and how it reveals the mystery of the Trinity. Released on the Feast of the Chair of St. Peter, the Holy Father examines the important relationship between the Eucharist and the other sacraments, including the sacrament of the Church. He also highlights the social implications of the Eucharist and firmly connects it with the Church’s social teaching.

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  • Promise Of Baptism

    $29.50

    The sacrament of baptism from a Reformed perspective is clearly and thoughtfully outlined in this useful book. James Brownson carefully explains the scriptural basis, the theological underpinnings, and the practical implications of this particular element of the faith. Organized into brief, tightly focused chapters “each of which centers on a key question” and introducing and defining key terms in the course of the discussion, The Promise of Baptism will be an important resource for pastors, as well as for students or laypersons seeking to better understand this sacrament that lies at the heart of the church’s life.

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  • Understanding The Sacraments

    $19.95

    The sacraments are at the heart of our life as Catholics, the way we celebrate together our continuing conversion and encounter with God. Baptism, Confirmation, Eucharist, Penance, Anointing, Marriage, and Holy Orders-all are activities that require preparation to bring us to the fullness of our life in community and in Christ. Chapter by chapter, Father Lawrence Mick puts these core experiences into their historical and theological context, and illuminates the ways the sacraments bring us together as God’s people. Ever conscious of the complex history of the church and its dynamic relationship to ritual, as well as the varied histories of human communities, Understanding the Sacraments Today is a book to be visited and revisited, a companion to the ongoing and repeated practices that nourish us.

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  • Problems With Atonement

    $18.95

    The origins of atonement are found in Paul’s writings. Popular Christian theology has understood them to mean that God demanded a bloody victim to pay for human sin. In Problems with Atonement Stephen Finlan examines the Christian doctrine of atonement and current debates about it. He considers its biblical foundation in Pauline texts, the Old Testament background, and the theological questions under discussion about atonement. He provides ancient historical background and raises questions, such as whether the Incarnation must be understood through the lens of atonement.

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  • Sacrament Of Anointing Of The Sick

    $24.95

    2006 Catholic Press Association Award Winner!

    The ritual Pastoral Care of the Sick offers the church a wealth of assistance in visiting and praying with the sick, in facilitating services of Communion, and in tailoring the sacramental rites of anointing and Viaticum to meet the particular circumstances of each individual illness and journey into death. Anointing of the Sick is a theological introduction to the rite and focuses on the whole spectrum of pastoral care of the sick.

    Lizette Larson-Miller explores the sacrament of the anointing of the sick and the crucial role played by a biblical text from the Letter of James in reconstructing a rite for the sick rather than only for the dying. She looks at the central sacramental ideas surrounding the anointing of the sick that emerge from the three primary actions: the prayer of faith, the laying on of hands, and the anointing with the blessed oil.

    Chapters are “An Overview of the Rites of Pastoral Care of the Sick,” “The Threefold Ritual Center of Anointing of the Sick,” “Theological Questions from the Rite,” and “The Contexts of Church and Culture for Pastoral Care of the Sick.”

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  • Making Things Right

    $9.95

    Perfect way to help children prepare to celebrate the Sacrament of Reconciliation. With pare after page of activities, games, and projects, you’ll never run out of ideas to engage children.

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  • Holy Meal : The Lords Supper In The Life Of The Church

    $20.00

    “This is my body,” said Jesus at the Last Supper. What did he mean? Throughout church history, there have been various interpretations of his words. These differences have caused denominational ruptures that have yet to heal.

    In A Holy Meal, Gordon T. Smith shows that we cannot appreciate the Lord’s Supper until we understand it. In light of the renewed attention given to the sacraments by all branches of the church, he examines the historic interpretations and seeks common ground among believers. In the process, he shows how the Lord’s Supper can infuse new meaning into the church as it confronts the forces of postmodernism and secularism.

    A Holy Meal is essential reading for Christians who want to ponder the Lord’s Supper again–perhaps truly for the first time.

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  • 31 Questions On Adoration Of The Blessed Sacrament

    $3.95

    This resource takes a pastoral approach to the long-standing practice of Eucharistic adoration. It addresses frequently-asked questions about Eucharistic adoration especially what is the relationship between Mass and Eucharistic adoration, what is the importance of Eucharistic adoration, and the difference between Eucharistic adoration and exposition. It also includes excerpts from Redemptionis Sacramentum and Holy Communion and Worship of the Eucharist Outside Mass.

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  • Primary Readings On The Eucharist

    $29.95

    Consisting of out-of-print essays, and hard-to-access readings in biblical studies, Patristics, historical theology, and history of doctrine, Primary Readings on the Eucharist is an ideal text for courses on the Eucharist, as well as for professors, scholars, seminary students, and graduate students. In one convenient volume, this book combines Scripture, theology, and ritual elements to create a valuable resource.

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  • Saving Grace

    $14.95

    SKU (ISBN): 9780788023118Ron LavinBinding: Trade PaperPublished: 2004Another Look # 3Publisher: CSS Publishing Print On Demand Product

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  • Dancing The Sacraments

    $17.95

    SKU (ISBN): 9780788023026Elaine WardBinding: Trade PaperPublished: 2004Publisher: CSS Publishing Print On Demand Product

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  • My First Mass Eucharist Edition Vinyl Wallet Set Girls

    $8.95

    SKU (ISBN): 9780899428611Binding: Vinyl BoundPublished: 2002Publisher: Catholic Book Publishing

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  • Recovering The Riches Of Anointing

    $23.95

    Recovering the Riches of Anointing is a collection of the papers presented at an international symposium sponsored by the National Association of Catholic Chaplains (NACC) as part of a long-term exploration of topics of theological and pastoral concern in pastoral care of the sick. This book looks at the anointing of the sick from the vantage point of theology, history, and canon law.

    Since Vatican II the training and commissioning of lay Eucharistic ministers has enabled the sick and dying to receive the nourishment of Christ’s body and blood regularly in their confinement at home or an institution. The sacraments of penance and the anointing of the sick, however, have become less and less available as the number of ordained priests in chaplaincy is decreasing. In response to this pastoral problem Bishop Richard J. Sklba, auxiliary bishop of Milwaukee, suggested that the NACC gather theologians together to explore the history and practice of this sacrament and other rituals in the rich tradition of the Church. Thus the papers concerning this particular sacramental ministry were written and delivered at this conference.

    Recovering the Riches of Anointing will be helpful for professional ministers of pastoral care; professional pastoral, liturgical, and sacramental theologians; and those engaged in pastoral ministry formation.

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  • Upon This Rock

    $24.95

    A Vatican-censured former priest, tells the history of the papacy from the point of view of the women, radicals, and marginalized who have been betrayed by conservative historians. This survey of key popes documents the evolution of the papacy from its beginning to all its monarchical trappings in our own day.

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  • Sacraments In Scripture

    $9.95

    Sacraments in Scripture: Salvation History Made Present is a Bible study on the seven sacraments, prefigured in the Old Testament and instituted by Jesus Christ in the New.

    Following the teaching of the Second Vatican Council and the Catechism of the Catholic Church on Sacred Scripture, Tim Gray delves into the biblical origin for each of these masterpieces of God’s love. In this Scripture study, Tim Gray guides readers through the Gospels, showing Christ’s deliberate acts to inaugurate these sacred signs as the foundation of the New Covenant. With review questions at the end of each chapter, this study is ideal for both group and individual study, and is perfect for learning how to answer contemporary objections to the sacraments

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  • Essential Catholic Handbook Of The Sacraments

    $15.99

    Everything you need for understanding and practicing the Catholic faith in today’s world.

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  • When You Are An RCIA Sponsor

    $5.99

    Someone has decided to become a Catholic and you have been invited to be the person’s sponsor during the journey of conversion. What does a sponsor do during the process of Christian initiation?

    In When You Are An RCIA Sponsor Rita Burns Senseman reflects on the responsibility and significance of being chosen to share your faith and personal experience with someone less familiar with the path than you. She explains clearly and briefly the Rite Of Christian Initiation Of Adults. Her explanation includes a description of the theology of Baptism, Confirmation and Eucharist. She offers suggestions for being a companion and witness on the RCIA journey, for introducing and welcoming the new Catholic into the parish faith community, and for praying and worshiping together. Each chapter provides questions for reflection or discussion, and passages from the Rite Of Christian Initiation Of Adults, Scripture And The Catechism Of The Catholic Church for prayerful meditation. The author also includes guidance for sponsoring familes.

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  • Visits To The Blessed Sacrament

    $5.95

    Written to help us grow in the knowledge and love of God and in appreciation for what He has done for us. For each of the 31 days of the month, St. Alphonsus provides for us a “Visit to Our Lord” (a brief meditation and a fervent prayer), plus a “Visit to Our Lady” (short meditations and prayers). At each Visit, the reader makes an “Act of Spiritual Communion” to enflame his heart with greater love. One of the most famous and best-loved Catholic books ever published

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  • Sacraments : The Word Of God At The Mercy Of The Body

    $34.95

    Why, from its very beginnings, has the Church celebrated the sacraments, in particular baptism and Eucharist? Why, from its origin, has faith in Christ, which is expressed in a human, free, just, loving way of living, ruled by the gospel, also been expressed in the language of rites?

    The Sacraments by Louis-Marie Chauvet offers reflections on the theology, celebration, and pastoral usage of the sacraments. It is a textbook version of Chauvet’s, Symbol and Sacrament published by The Liturgical Press in 1995 that was acclaimed by theologians as offering a fresh theology of the sacraments from a perspective other than scholastic theology.

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  • How To Make A Good Confession

    $10.95

    144 Pages

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    If you still drag your feet about going to Confession, here’s the help you need to enable you to overcome your reluctance and open your soul to the vast reservoir of mercy found in Confession.

    This down-to-earth, practical guide shows you how to transform your confessions from embarrassing moments in a dark room into profound experiences of God’s love. The author, Fr. John Kane, provides solid guidelines for how you can (and must) make the most effective possible use of the sacrament of Reconciliation.

    Even better, he shows you how to carry the grace of Confession into your daily life, so that you’ll start winning consistently your battles against sin.

    This is a book you can return to again and again in order to renew your sense of God’s mercy as well as to gain Fr. Kane’s help in examining your conscience and bringing your life into greater conformity with the light of the gospel.

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  • Sacramental Orders

    $29.95

    Ordained ministry cannot be understood by itself or only in its relationship with Christ. It must find its identity in relationship to the Church, for it exists to serve and build up the Church. In Sacramental Orders Susan Wood places the theology of ordained ministry within its ecclesial foundations, identifying four concepts that shed light on different aspects of ordained ministry and its relationship to the Church: a monarchical and hierarchical concept; a eucharistic, collegial model of ministry representing the communion of particular Churches; the priest, prophet, and king, which structures the concept of the Church as the people of God; and a theology of the Church as a sacrament of Christ and ordained ministry as a sacrament of the Church.
    Sacramental Orders is a liturgical and theological study of ordained ministry grounded in the liturgy of the 1990 typical edition of the rites. It addresses the three Orders within the one Sacrament of Order: bishop, presbyter, and deacon. By including each order with this study, the interrelationship between the three becomes more apparent, and the theology of one is allowed to inform the theology of the others. Wood points out that one of the challenges in theologies of ordained ministry today is to distinguish a bishop from a presbyter when both are ordinations to the priesthood and presbyters are assuming a greater ministry of oversight as they pastor more than one parish, and to distinguish deacons from presbyters at a time in church history when deacons are assuming more presbyteral functions.

    Sacramental Orders also focuses on the mutual reciprocity in the relationship between liturgical rite and the theology of the sacrament as explained in ecclesial documents. The ordination rites reflect the theology expressed by Vatican II and yet also present a theology of the sacrament embedded in the liturgical texts and actions.

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  • Frequent Confession : Its Place In The Spiritual Life

    $19.95

    Here is strong, convincing evidence that frequent reception of the Sacrament of Penance is one of the most reliable paths to spiritual growth. Author Benedict Baur explains the purpose of frequent Confession, outlines the essential elements of every good Confession, and shows how frequent Confession can help you conquer sin (including venial sin), imperfections, self-love, and lukewarmness. On the positive side, he details how frequent Confession will improve your prayer life and give you growth in sacramental grace, fear of God, love of Christ, fraternal charity – and much more.

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  • Sacraments And Social Mission

    $5.95

    In the sacraments, we are formed as Christ’s disciples, then sent on his mission in the world! This color booklet can help all Catholics to better understand the connections between the celebration of the sacraments and our social mission as followers of Jesus and members of the Body of Christ. The booklet includes attractive, double-sided handouts on Baptism, Eucharist, Confirmation, Marriage, Holy Orders, Penance, and Anointing of the Sick, suggestions for use in a parish setting, and a guide for small group study sessions.

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  • Communion And Viaticum By An Extraordinary Minister

    $6.95

    New bilingual (English/Spanish) edition contains two rites, one for use when communion can be celebrated in the context of a liturgy of the word; the other, a brief communion rite for use in more restrictive circumstances, such as a hospital.

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  • Saint Joseph New American Catechism 3

    $8.50

    The essential element of Catholic doctrine is emphasized in an orderly way in the four books in the New American Catechism Series. It can be easily retained with greater understanding.
    An explanation of the Catholic Faith through the use of the official document of “The Basic Teachings for Catholic Education” by the U.S. Bishops, the Teachings of the Vatican II, and the Holy Bible.

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  • New Saint Joseph First Communion Catechism Zero

    $4.95

    The essential element of Catholic doctrine is emphasized in an orderly way in the four books in the New American Catechism Series. It can be easily retained with greater understanding.
    An explanation of the Catholic Faith through the use of the official document of “The Basic Teachings for Catholic Education” by the U.S. Bishops, the Teachings of the Vatican II, and the Holy Bible.

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  • Understanding The Mass

    $5.95

    A booklet about the Mass that is very practical and easy to understand. It explains the meaning of Holy Week, the Paschal Mystery, and the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass.

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  • Epistemological Principles And Roman Catholic Rites

    $39.95

    Ordination is a complex process that links ministry, local church, confession of faith, and communion. This process is communitarian, liturgical and juridical, and through these traits, sacramental. Father Puglisi explores the notion that Christian (both Catholic and Protestant) ordination cannot be reduced to a simple rite of installation or to the acceptance of a charge, but is an ecclesial process whereby a Christian receives a charisma for the edification of the Church.

    Father Puglisi analyzes the liturgical and canonical institutions in three periods (the ancient and Medieval period, the period of the Reformation, and the contemporary period) to recover an understanding of the complex structure of ordination and the implicit connection between ordained ministry and the structuring of the Church. Volume I explores the meaning of the episcopal and presbyteral ministry according to the ordination rituals from the early Church (the apostolic tradition) until the eighth century, and the resulting structuring of the Church. Chapters study documents from that time period and their theological reflection.

    Separate volumes will address each of the three periods. A fourth volume will offer an English translation of the liturgical rites examined in the first three volumes. It will also include an extensive bibliography of sources and secondary literature, a comparison of the structure of the two liturgical offices of ordination/installation of a bishop and of a presbyter, of the prayers of ordination or installation, of the examination of the elect and of the use of biblical readings in each of the liturgical rites.

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  • Sacraments As Gods Self Giving

    $24.99

    SKU (ISBN): 9780687095650James WhiteBinding: Trade PaperPublisher: Abingdon Press Print On Demand Product

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  • Sacraments In Protestant Practice And Faith

    $23.99

    We tend to forget the innovations the Reformers made in the way congregations worshiped. White, however, hasn’t, and canvasses all the major transformations during the last 500 years, citing both leading thinkers and the liturgical texts themselves, in this sweeping, easy-to-follow overview.

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  • Users Guide To The Holy Eucharist Rite 1-2

    $12.95

    Become a full partner in the worship of God using these guides, which illuminate the theology, history, and practical concerns of each part of the liturgy.

    These two new guides are designed to help newcomers, confirmation classes, and lay members understand and appreciate the Episcopal liturgy. They invite the person in the pew to participate in the service, not merely as a spectator, but as a full partner in the worship of God in community.

    Developed specifically to address the needs of inquirers and others not familiar with the book of Common Prayer, each volume provides an easily accessible introduction to the liturgy. They provide running commentary on the major services of the Prayer Book on pages facing the text along with glossaries and lists of books for further reading.

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  • Guide To The Sacraments

    $35.00

    SKU (ISBN): 9780334026815John MacQuarrieBinding: Trade PaperPublished: 1997Publisher: SCM Press Print On Demand Product

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  • New Saint Joseph Baltimore Catechisms

    $6.50

    New and modern format and design
    Explains Catholic doctrine with the aid of many exclusive features.
    Combines modern outlook and language with a solid time-tested exposition of the teaching of the Church.

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  • Eucharist : Our Sanctification

    $12.95

    The Eucharist should not be limited to the congregation that gathers to hear the word of God and proclaim its faith. It is, first of all, the active presence of the sacrifice of Christ, who gathers us together and lets us partake of his divine life through his body and blood in Communion.

    Christians are always hoping to find helpful ways to contemplate the eucharistic mystery in all its fullness, and this set of meditations by Father Raniero Cantalamessa-presented by him in the presence of Pope John Paul II-is written in a simple and warm style and nourished by Scripture and the teachings of the Church Fathers from both the East and the West. These meditations answer the needs of all who hope to experience the radiant and radiating Eucharist that shines into their hearts and into the life of the Church.

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  • Saint Joseph Baltimore Catechisms

    $7.50

    22 Chapters

    Additional Info
    THINK – how much Our Lord must have loved me to
    suffer those nails, those thorns, those bleeding wounds,
    such humiliations, such heartbreak. Think about this for
    at least a minute.
    New and modern format and design
    Explains Catholic doctrine with the aid of many exclusive features.
    Combines modern outlook and language with a solid time-tested exposition of the teaching of the Church.

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  • Saint Joseph Confirmation Book

    $9.95

    Foreword

    Part One
    Instruction On Confirmation

    Part Two
    Rite Of Confirmation

    Part Three
    Catechism For The Sacrament Of Confirmation

    Part Four
    Prayers In Honor Of The Holy Spirit And Jesus Christ

    Part Five
    Responses At Mass

    Part Six
    Highlights From The Gospels

    Part Seven
    Excerpts From The Acts Of The Apostles

    Part Eight
    A Review Of Catholic Doctrine

    Appendix: Duties Of Catholics
    Essential Prayers

    Additional Info
    This book is intended to be both a manual for preparation for the sacrament of confirmation and a remembrance of this important event in the spiritual life of the confirmed Catholic.

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  • Meaning Of The Sacramental Symbols

    $19.95

    In this comprehensive examination of the symbols of worship, Richter traces their origins, what they have meant through the centuries, and whether their meaning is clear for today’s Christians, as the author looks at these symbols in the light of liturgical reform.

    For those who look to the liturgy as the primary expression of the Church as the Body of Christ, this book is essential reading.

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  • Rite Of Christian Initiation Of Adults Study Edition

    $34.95

    SKU (ISBN): 9780814615935VariousBinding: Trade PaperPublished: 1988Publisher: Liturgical Press Print On Demand Product

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  • Sacraments

    $34.95

    A survey of the sacramental rites through various pontificals, rituals, sacramentaries, and euchologia of the past and present.

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  • Reconciling Community : The Rite Of Penance

    $39.95

    Father Dallen writes about the concrete ways in which the Roman Catholic Church has dealt with sinners in its midst, assisting them to live out the implications of their baptismal conversion and recognizing them once more as members of its assemblies. He studies the underlying mystery of the Church in relation to Christ and the sinner through the forms this sacrament has taken in the past to help illustrate how the Church can exercise the ministry of reconciliation both now and in the future.

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  • Eucharist

    $29.95

    Traces the Eucharistic celebration from the influences of the Jewish festal meal to post-Vatican II liturgy.

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  • Anointing With The Spirit

    $24.95

    With its primary focus on the reformed Rite of Confirmation, this book surveys the historical development of the rite, discusses the modern reforms and analyzes present praxis with an eye to the future.

    Also discussed is the Rite of the Blessing of Oils and the Rite of Consecrating the Chrism.

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