Spirituality

The impetus for this book was a request from a group of Christian retreat directors who wanted to know what they could learn from Eastern spiritual traditions. Bruteau's response was a series of five easily accessible, nontechnical reflections on various aspects of Hinduism and Buddhism offered generally as interpretations of Christian practices or texts.

Front cover of Waiting for Good

Henri J.M. Nouwen discusses what it means to wait for God and also what it means that God is waiting for us. It is very hard for us in modern times to wait for God, because we have so much fear and want to run from it. Waiting really only happens in community; we need help to wait. And God waits for us to say "Yes" or "No" to love, healing trust, and peace

Front cover of Unconditional Love

Henri Nouwen experienced an accident which abruptly pulled him out of everyday living and into the twilight between life and death. What he experienced is a love so real and so unconditional that for the rest of his life this unique experience became a pointer to the truth of who we are and what we are called to do in this world.

Front cover of The Voice of Pope Francis

Pope Francis has revolutionized papal communications. Viganò, Prefect of the Vatican’s Secretariat for Communications, offers a fascinating analysis of the Pope’s powerful ways to connect.

Front cover of The Last Christian Village in Palestine

In the West we have all but forgotten the Christians in the Middle East. This tender elegy paints the land of Jesus in new light. Taybeh's deep-rooted faith illuminates these stories of saints, olive trees, and the echos of war.

Its offers a substantive discussion of forgiveness as a human need, an act of will, and an experience anchored in relationship with the Divine. The freedom that comes with true forgiveness is a complex process that the author explores through scriptural reflections and an understanding of mandalas.

Front cover of The Art of Communication

In this helpful and practical book, Jesuit Willi Pater Lambert rediscovers the Ignatian teachings about the art of communication.

Front cover of Setting Captives Free

In this new volume, Fr. Gallagher explores additional understandings and applications of the Ignatian rules. These personal reflections have arisen from the delight—and the labor—of learning and sharing the rules, witnessing the joy and hope they have given to so many. These Ignatian guidelines set captives free from the discouragement and sadness of spiritual desolation. They offer hope precisely where persons may have felt hope was not possible—and so release new energy for the spiritual journey.

Front cover of Self-Surrender

Henri Nouwen shares the story of Adam, a young man and member of the Daybreak Community, for whom he was caretaker and who could not speak. Over time, Henri discovers that love exists between him and Adam at the heart level, and that is where peace dwells. We all long for peace, for ourselves and for the world, but love must come first.

front cover of Mysticism in the Reformation (1500-1650)

Mysticism in the Reformation, Part I of Volume 6 of The Presence of God Series, is the first full account of the role of the mystical element of Christianity in the Reformers who broke with Rome in the period 1500-1650. Although some modern Protestant theologians tried to distance the Reformation from any contact with mysticism, recent scholarship, by both Protestants and Catholics, has shown that Protestant mysticism is an important part of the heritage of the Reformation. Af

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