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Finding Jesus among Muslims

How Loving Muslims Made Me a Better Catholic

Jordan Denari Duffner

How should Christians approach Muslims and their religion in the age of ISIS? Does Islam have anything to offer Christians? What is Islamophobia, and what should we do about it?These are just some of the questions addressed in Finding Jesus among Muslims, an urgent book from Jordan Denari Duffner. Drawing on Church teaching, the stories of saints and martyrs, and her extensive personal experiences living among Muslims in both the United States and Middle East, Duffner explains why and how all Christians are called to participate in interreligious dialogue, especially with Muslims. The intelligent and fresh approach she offers makes Duffner a welcome voice on some of the most important social and religious questions are our day.Jordan Denari Duffner is a Catholic voice on Muslim-Christian relations and a full-time research fellow at Georgetown University's Bridge Initiative, a project to educate the public about Islamophobia.

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Reading, Praying, Living Pope Francis's The Joy of Love

A Faith Formation Guide

Julie Hanlon Rubio

This guide is designed to help readers work through Pope Francis's apostolic exhortation by providing necessary context (or "back story"), highlight key points ("front story"), suggestions for prayer, and reflection questions about what it means to live out the Christian vision of marriage and family. Since it assumes no background knowledge, Reading, Praying, Living Pope Francis's The Joy of Love is an ideal resource for adults, married couples, students, and faith formation groups. This is the most extensive and helpful commentary on the encyclical available anywhere. It does not include the full text of the encyclical.Julie Hanlon Rubio is professor of Christian Ethics at St. Louis University. She is the author of three books and over thirty scholarly essays on marriage and family ethics that span two decades. A popular speaker and writer, she is able to reach a broad and diverse audience. Her latest books are Hope for Common Ground (2016) and Family Ethics: Practices for Christians (2010).

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Deepening Faith

Adult Faith Formation in the Parish

Janet Schaeffler, OP

Since the ending of Vatican II, the church has officially published no fewer than eight major documents calling for adults to be the center of the church's educational mission. And the Catholic faithful are calling on the church to quench their thirst for a deepening of their lived faith. They realize that the catechesis they received as children simply isn't enough to continue in the faith as adults in the church and world; they desire a deepened faith.In Deepening Faith, Janet Schaeffler, OP, offers a practical guide and source of encouragement to parish and diocesan committees, catechists, and adult faith formation teams. She outlines the essential foundations, methods and strategies that can support this journey for today's adults of all ages and generations.Janet Schaeffler, OP, is a facilitator of days of reflection, retreats, parish missions, and workshops. She is an author, university teacher, and facilitator of online classes for the University of Dayton and Boston College, and continues the ministry she was involved in for many years in parishes as director for Adult Faith Formation for the Archdiocese of Detroit.

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Hospitality, Welcoming the Stranger

Catherine Upchurch

Hospitality was a hallmark of the ancient Mediterranean world and, according to St. Paul, is among the characteristics to be found in the Body of Christ, the church. True hospitality begins with the recognition of human dignity and the desire to respond effectively to human need. Here Catherine Upchurch, recognized nationally for her keen ability to make the Scriptures come alive for Catholics, explores how three biblical settings encourage us to be people of welcome. Catherine Upchurch serves as the director of Little Rock Scripture Study and the general editor of the Little Rock Catholic Study Bible. She brings years of adult faith formation experience to her writing and speaking. She is an associate editor of The Bible Today, a regular contributor to Give Us This Day, and the author of Mary, Favored by God and Moses, Called and Equipped.Visit AliveInTheWord.org to explore more of the books in this engaging new series.

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Reading, Praying, Living Pope Francis's Laudato Sì

A Faith Formation Guide

David Cloutier

Once again, Pope Francis has set the pundits, news outlets, and politicians buzzing, this time with an historic encyclical letter on care for the environment called Laudato Sì: On Care for our Common Home. As an alternative to all the noise and bloviating, the faithful and the curious alike will welcome this reliable, serene, and inspiring companion to the document. David Cloutier's Reading, Praying, Living Pope Francis's Laudato Sì is an ideal guide for parish adult faith formation, RCIA, college and high school campus ministry, and individual study. Preachers and teachers, too, will welcome Cloutier's consistently clear and engaging writing, free of academic jargon and Catholic code words. With Cloutier as a guide, readers will understand better and respond more effectively to the profound spirituality, the solid doctrinal principles, and the stirring call to action that Pope Francis offers in Laudato Sì.Reading, Praying, Living Pope Francis's Laudato Sì is an ideal commentary on the document. It does not include the full text of the encyclical.David Cloutier is associate professor of theology at Mount St. Mary's University in Emmitsburg, Maryland. He is the author of Walking God's Earth: The Environment and Catholic Faith (Liturgical Press, 2014), and serves as a director at the Common Market, the consumer food cooperative of Frederick, Maryland.

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Empty Nest, Time for Letting Go

Thomas D. Sauline

When parents find themselves alone after their children move out of the house-or when anyone's loved one moves out of the home-they may experience a very real sense of loneliness, lack of purpose, and even grief. These prayerful reflections on the Joseph story, the incarnation, and the last discourse of Jesus offer comfort and challenge to anyone with an empty nest. The word of God has the power to help empty nesters change, let go, and love anew. Thomas D. Sauline is a life-long religious educator having served as a high school religion teacher and parish director of religious education, and currently serving as a diocesan consultant for religious education. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in English and a Master of Arts in Biblical Studies from the Athenaeum of Ohio in Cincinnati; and a Doctor of Ministry from Saint Mary Seminary and Graduate School of Theology in Wickliffe, Ohio. He shares with Jeanne, his wife of thirty-five years, an empty nest after their three adult sons moved out.Visit AliveInTheWord.org to explore more of the books in this engaging new series.

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Seek the Living God

Five RCIA Inquiry Questions for Making Disciples

Nick Wagner

We all know that a one-size-fits-all approach to RCIA catechumenate formation doesn't work. But until now, many of us were stumped trying to find a viable alternative. Seek the Living God: Five RCIA Inquiry Questions for Making Disciples is the answer to your prayers. After just a few meetings with your seekers, you will be able to easily create a customized faith formation plan that is tailored to the unique needs of each person. The best part is that the seekers do most of the work in developing their own plan. Your role shifts from being the Catholic "expert" to being a mentor and coach.Once you understand how the five-question process works, you can easily train others to use it. New team members don't have to worry about "knowing enough" to be on the team. Start using these questions with your very next RCIA seeker. You will be amazed at the powerful conversion that will happen with your inquirers-and with you.Nick Wagner is the cofounder of TeamRCIA.com, a training center for conversion and formation for lifelong discipleship. Through TeamRCIA.com, Nick and his wife and partner, Diana Macalintal, provide accessible, comprehensive training for RCIA teams in the United States, Canada, and Australia. Nick has been teaching and writing about the catechumenate, liturgy, and catechesis for more than 30 years.

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Hospitality, Welcoming the Stranger

Catherine Upchurch

Hospitality was a hallmark of the ancient Mediterranean world and, according to St. Paul, is among the characteristics to be found in the Body of Christ, the church. True hospitality begins with the recognition of human dignity and the desire to respond effectively to human need. Here Catherine Upchurch, recognized nationally for her keen ability to make the Scriptures come alive for Catholics, explores how three biblical settings encourage us to be people of welcome. Catherine Upchurch serves as the director of Little Rock Scripture Study and the general editor of the Little Rock Catholic Study Bible. She brings years of adult faith formation experience to her writing and speaking. She is an associate editor of The Bible Today, a regular contributor to Give Us This Day, and the author of Mary, Favored by God and Moses, Called and Equipped.Visit AliveInTheWord.org to explore more of the books in this engaging new series.

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John the Baptist, Forerunner

Jerome Kodell, OSB

A fiery preacher and humble servant to the coming kingdom of God, John the Baptist prepared the way for Jesus. Three gospel passages capture his message and its meaning and invite us to make way for Jesus in our hearts and in our world.Jerome Kodell, OSB, is the former abbot of Subiaco Abbey in Arkansas, one of the founders of Little Rock Scripture Study, a contributor to Give Us This Day, and the author of numerous books and articles, including The Catholic Bible Study Handbook, Twelve Keys to Prayer, and Life Lessons from the Monastery. His retreats and reflections are a welcome contribution to the life of the church.Visit AliveInTheWord.org to explore more of the books in this engaging new series.

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Church, Faith, Future

What We Face, What We Can Do

Louis J. Cameli; Afterword by Cardinal Blase J. Cupich

In this challenging but hopeful new book, Church, Faith, Future: What We Face, What We Can Do, Fr. Louis J. Cameli renders a carefully composed portrait of the church in North America today. Drawing on philosophy, history, cultural analysis, and sociology, he offers a sobering picture of where church and faith stand in our society and where they seem to be headed. Identifying several possible ways forward, Fr. Cameli points out the way he sees as the most promising and most faithful to Catholic tradition.In a fascinating afterword to the book, Cardinal Blase Cupich enters into dialogue with Fr. Cameli's thinking, describing how the Archdiocese of Chicago has begun to address the issues and the directions indicated.Father Louis J. Cameli is a priest of the Archdiocese of Chicago and the archbishop's delegate for Formation and Mission. Father Cameli has published numerous books on faith formation and spirituality. He has also served as a director for priests' retreats and as a presenter for priests' convocations in the United States, Canada, and New Zealand.

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Church, Faith, Future

What We Face, What We Can Do

Louis J. Cameli; Afterword by Cardinal Blase J. Cupich

In this challenging but hopeful new book, Church, Faith, Future: What We Face, What We Can Do, Fr. Louis J. Cameli renders a carefully composed portrait of the church in North America today. Drawing on philosophy, history, cultural analysis, and sociology, he offers a sobering picture of where church and faith stand in our society and where they seem to be headed. Identifying several possible ways forward, Fr. Cameli points out the way he sees as the most promising and most faithful to Catholic tradition.In a fascinating afterword to the book, Cardinal Blase Cupich enters into dialogue with Fr. Cameli's thinking, describing how the Archdiocese of Chicago has begun to address the issues and the directions indicated.Father Louis J. Cameli is a priest of the Archdiocese of Chicago and the archbishop's delegate for Formation and Mission. Father Cameli has published numerous books on faith formation and spirituality. He has also served as a director for priests' retreats and as a presenter for priests' convocations in the United States, Canada, and New Zealand.

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Finding Jesus among Muslims

How Loving Muslims Made Me a Better Catholic

Jordan Denari Duffner

How should Christians approach Muslims and their religion in the age of ISIS? Does Islam have anything to offer Christians? What is Islamophobia, and what should we do about it?These are just some of the questions addressed in Finding Jesus among Muslims, an urgent book from Jordan Denari Duffner. Drawing on Church teaching, the stories of saints and martyrs, and her extensive personal experiences living among Muslims in both the United States and Middle East, Duffner explains why and how all Christians are called to participate in interreligious dialogue, especially with Muslims. The intelligent and fresh approach she offers makes Duffner a welcome voice on some of the most important social and religious questions are our day.Jordan Denari Duffner is a Catholic voice on Muslim-Christian relations and a full-time research fellow at Georgetown University's Bridge Initiative, a project to educate the public about Islamophobia.

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Reading, Praying, Living Pope Francis's The Joy of Love

A Faith Formation Guide

Julie Hanlon Rubio

This guide is designed to help readers work through Pope Francis's apostolic exhortation by providing necessary context (or "back story"), highlight key points ("front story"), suggestions for prayer, and reflection questions about what it means to live out the Christian vision of marriage and family. Since it assumes no background knowledge, Reading, Praying, Living Pope Francis's The Joy of Love is an ideal resource for adults, married couples, students, and faith formation groups. This is the most extensive and helpful commentary on the encyclical available anywhere. It does not include the full text of the encyclical.Julie Hanlon Rubio is professor of Christian Ethics at St. Louis University. She is the author of three books and over thirty scholarly essays on marriage and family ethics that span two decades. A popular speaker and writer, she is able to reach a broad and diverse audience. Her latest books are Hope for Common Ground (2016) and Family Ethics: Practices for Christians (2010).

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Death Penalty and Discipleship

A Faith Formation Guide

David Matzko McCarthy

David Matzko McCarthy's Death Penalty and Discipleship is a faith formation resource to help communities and individuals reflect more deeply on capital punishment. It incorporates Scripture, Catholic social teaching, and contemporary issues that focus on the meaning of God's self-giving in Jesus Christ and the implications of God's redemptive work in our lives. McCarthy shows how the church's stance against the death penalty fits with Scripture, even passages such as "an eye for an eye..." (Lev 24:19-20); he attends to the teachings of Jesus and draws out themes of restorative justice; and he concludes by locating work to end the death penalty within St. John Paul II's call for a new evangelization. God loves the world and gives himself to the world, and we are called to share God's justice and mercy with others. In this insightful and challenging resource, McCarthy encourages us to follow the call of Pope Francis to live out the love and mercy of God for all the world. David Matzko McCarthy, PhD, is the Father Forker Professor of Catholic Social Teaching in the theology department at Mount St. Mary's University. He is the coeditor of Where Justice and Mercy Meet: Catholic Opposition to the Death Penalty (Liturgical Press, 2013), and the founding editor of the Journal of Moral Theology.

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Deepening Faith

Adult Faith Formation in the Parish

Janet Schaeffler, OP

Since the ending of Vatican II, the church has officially published no fewer than eight major documents calling for adults to be the center of the church's educational mission. And the Catholic faithful are calling on the church to quench their thirst for a deepening of their lived faith. They realize that the catechesis they received as children simply isn't enough to continue in the faith as adults in the church and world; they desire a deepened faith.In Deepening Faith, Janet Schaeffler, OP, offers a practical guide and source of encouragement to parish and diocesan committees, catechists, and adult faith formation teams. She outlines the essential foundations, methods and strategies that can support this journey for today's adults of all ages and generations.Janet Schaeffler, OP, is a facilitator of days of reflection, retreats, parish missions, and workshops. She is an author, university teacher, and facilitator of online classes for the University of Dayton and Boston College, and continues the ministry she was involved in for many years in parishes as director for Adult Faith Formation for the Archdiocese of Detroit.

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