Alive in the Word invites you to explore Scripture in a way that deepens your understanding, offers meaning for your life today, and helps you to pray and act on God’s word. Relevant and engaging commentary is paired with prayer experiences and invitations for action. Each volume includes three short chapters or sessions. You may use this resource at your own pace for your personal spiritual growth, or you may join with others in a group to read, discuss, and pray together.

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Easter, Season of Life and Fire

Barry Hudock

In the ancient church, the season of Easter was known as the laetissimum spatium—"the most joyful space" in the church's calendar. In Easter, Season of Life and Fire, Barry Hudock looks at the resurrection of Jesus and the wonderful season that celebrates it through the lens of three key Scripture passages. Each one sheds new light on both who Jesus is and what it means to be a Christian today. Barry Hudock is the author of several books on liturgy and Catholic social teaching. He works as a publisher at Liturgical Press. He and his wife are the parents of seven children, some of whom still live at home with them in central Minnesota. Visit AliveInTheWord.org to explore more of the books in this engaging new series.

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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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Sarah & Hagar, Women of Promise

Irene Nowell, OSB

It is not possible to tell the story of Abraham's descendants without taking note of how God's plan unfolded in the lives of Sarah and Hagar. The best laid plans and the unexpected converge as these two women respond to God's promises.Irene Nowell, OSB, is a member of the Benedictine community of Mount Saint Scholastica in Atchison, Kansas. She served on the translation team of the revised Old Testament of the New American Bible and the Committee on Illuminations and Texts for The Saint John's Bible. Among her many titles, she has written several volumes in the New Collegeville Bible Commentary series and is the author of Pleading, Cursing, Praising: Conversing with God Through the Psalms (all published by Liturgical Press).Visit AliveInTheWord.org to explore more of the books in this engaging new series.

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Grief, Finding Hope in Sorrow

Laura Kelly Fanucci

Loss comes to each of us, without fail. Scripture can serve as a companion to us in the grief we bear and ultimately in our surrender to our compassionate God. Through this set of insightful reflections on the stories of Ruth and Naomi, the death and raising of Jesus' friend Lazarus, and the promise of a new heaven and earth, Laura Kelly Fanucci invites us to a deepening experience of God's healing presence in our lives.Laura Kelly Fanucci is the research associate for the Collegeville Institute Seminars. She is the author of Mercy: God's Nature, Our Challenge and Dashed Hopes: When Our Best-Laid Plans Fall Apart in the Alive in the Word series; Everyday Sacrament: The Messy Grace of Parenting (Liturgical Press, 2014); and the coauthor of Living Your Discipleship: 7 Ways to Express Your Deepest Calling (23rd Publications, 2015). She blogs about spirituality and parenting at www.motheringspirit.com.Visit AliveInTheWord.org to explore more of the books in this engaging new series.

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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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Advent, Season of Divine Encounter

Amy Ekeh

Advent means arrival or coming. During this sacred season, we actively recall the arrival of Jesus as the Word made flesh, and we joyfully await his final return at the end of the age. But as we remember the past and anticipate the future, we are also attentive to our divine encounters in the present, the ways God "arrives" in our everyday lives. Amy Ekeh's Advent, Season of Divine Encounter helps us look closely at three key Scripture passages to recall, recognize, and anticipate the ways God comes into our lives and our world. Amy Ekeh is an instructor in the Catholic Biblical School in the Archdiocese of Hartford where she also facilitates retreats and missions. As a freelance writer, her work appears in St. Anthony Messenger, The Bible Today, Liguorian, Magnificat and Catechist Magazine. She is the author of Lent, Season of Transformation (Alive in the Word series), That Mighty Heart, and In Every Life. Visit her blog at amyekeh.com.Visit AliveInTheWord.org to explore more of the books in this engaging new series.

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Paul, Proclaiming Christ Crucified

Ronald D. Witherup, PSS

Paul discovered his core identity in the crucified and resurrected Christ and spent his final years proclaiming the power of the cross. Explore three key passages from his letters that invite us to embrace the redemptive power of the cross in our lives.Ronald D. Witherup, PSS, is superior general of the Sulpicians, an order of diocesan priests dedicated to initial and ongoing formation of priests. He holds a doctorate in biblical studies and is the author of numerous books and articles on Scripture, including The Word of God at Vatican II: Exploring Dei Verbum, Gold Tested in Fire: A New Pentecost for the Catholic Priesthood, and Biblical Fundamentalism, What Every Catholic Should Know, published by Liturgical Press. He is also a contributor to Give Us This Day, published by Liturgical Press.Visit AliveInTheWord.org to explore more of the books in this engaging new series.

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Christmas, Season of Wonder and Hope

Catherine Upchurch

It is not possible to celebrate the birth of Jesus, the Christ, the very Son of God, in a single day. The church gives us a season—from Christmas eve to the Feast of the Baptism of the Lord—to reflect with wonder on what God has done and is doing in our world. The gift of this child who would go on to give his very life for our salvation is the source of our hope in every age and through every storm. In Christmas, Season of Wonder and Hope, meditate with Catherine Upchurch on three New Testament passages that invite us to move through wonder to hope. 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, Moses, Called and Equipped, and Hospitality, Welcoming the Stranger. Visit AliveInTheWord.org to explore more of the books in this engaging new series.

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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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Mary, Favored by God

Catherine Upchurch

Few people have influenced Christian spirituality, theology, and history as profoundly as Mary, mother of Jesus. Explore three key events early in her life that set the course for her role in salvation history. Learn what it means to be favored by God.Catherine Upchurch serves as the director of Little Rock Scripture Study and the general editor of the Little Rock Catholic Study Bible. Her work in adult faith formation involves writing, editing, lecturing, and leading retreats and days of reflection. She is an associate editor of The Bible Today, a journal of biblical spirituality, and a contributor to Give Us This Day, published by Liturgical Press.Visit AliveInTheWord.org to explore more of the books in this engaging new series.

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Mercy

God's Nature, Our Challenge

Laura Kelly Fanucci

Jesus calls us to be merciful as his heavenly Father is merciful (Luke 6:36). Explore one of the psalms that offers thanks for God's mercy in salvation history, and reflect on two gospel stories that illustrate the meaning of mercy then and now.Laura Kelly Fanucci is the Research Associate for the Collegeville Institute Seminars. She is the author of Everyday Sacrament: The Messy Grace of Parenting (Liturgical Press, 2014) and the co-author of Living Your Discipleship: 7 Ways to Express Your Deepest Calling (23rd Publications, 2015). She blogs about spirituality and parenting at www.motheringspirit.com.Visit AliveInTheWord.org to explore more of the books in this engaging new series.

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Easter, Season of Life and Fire

Barry Hudock

In the ancient church, the season of Easter was known as the laetissimum spatium—"the most joyful space" in the church's calendar. In Easter, Season of Life and Fire, Barry Hudock looks at the resurrection of Jesus and the wonderful season that celebrates it through the lens of three key Scripture passages. Each one sheds new light on both who Jesus is and what it means to be a Christian today. Barry Hudock is the author of several books on liturgy and Catholic social teaching. He works as a publisher at Liturgical Press. He and his wife are the parents of seven children, some of whom still live at home with them in central Minnesota. Visit AliveInTheWord.org to explore more of the books in this engaging new series.

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Mercy

God's Nature, Our Challenge

Laura Kelly Fanucci

Jesus calls us to be merciful as his heavenly Father is merciful (Luke 6:36). Explore one of the psalms that offers thanks for God's mercy in salvation history, and reflect on two gospel stories that illustrate the meaning of mercy then and now.Laura Kelly Fanucci is the Research Associate for the Collegeville Institute Seminars. She is the author of Everyday Sacrament: The Messy Grace of Parenting (Liturgical Press, 2014) and the co-author of Living Your Discipleship: 7 Ways to Express Your Deepest Calling (23rd Publications, 2015). She blogs about spirituality and parenting at www.motheringspirit.com.Visit AliveInTheWord.org to explore more of the books in this engaging new series.

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Barnabus, Man for Others

Jerome Kodell, OSB

Among the leaders of the early church, Barnabas is not as well-known as the likes of Peter or Paul. However, Barnabas vouched for Paul before the other apostles, traveled with him as an evangelizer, and then stepped aside when circumstances and Divine Providence demanded. Explore three fascinating passages from the Acts of the Apostles with Jerome Kodell, OSB, one of the most insightful Catholic voices on Scripture today.Fr. Jerome Kodell is a monk of Subiaco Abbey, where he has honed both his biblical scholarship and his leadership skills as the former abbot. He is a contributor to Give Us This Day and the author of several books, including The Catholic Bible Study Handbook and Life Lessons from the Monastery.Visit AliveInTheWord.org to explore more of the books in this engaging new series.

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Trust, Confidence in the God of Salvation

John F. Craghan

Our faith gives witness to a God who is worthy of our trust and invites us to model this confidence to those around us. Explore a few key Bible passages that teach us to surrender to the power of divine love and rely on the God who created and redeems us. John F. Craghan is professor emeritus of religious studies at St. Norbert College in De Pere, Wisconsin. He is North American editor for Scripture in Church (Dominican Publications) and is the author of numerous books, including I Was Ill and You Cared for Me: Biblical Reflections on Serving the Physically and Mentally Impaired; Psalms for All Seasons; And the Life of the World to Come: Reflections on the Biblical Notion of Heaven; and The Gospels of the Weekday Lectionary, all published by Liturgical Press.Visit AliveInTheWord.org to explore more of the books in this engaging new series.

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