Biography & Autobiography

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Mission Legacies, Biographical Studies of Leaders of the Modern Missionary Movement, American Society of Missiology Series, Gerald Anderson, Robert Coote, Norman Horner, James Phillips, 672, Softcover

Profiles key Christian missionary leaders and innovators, both Catholic and Protestant.

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Vatican Council II, Xavier Rynne, 616, Softcover

A new edition of the classic work written from inside the Vatican. "The best account of what the Council is all about."--The New York Times

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Mission and Catechesis, Alexandre de Rhodes & Inculturation in 17th Century Vietnam, Peter C. Phan, Foreword by Robert J. Schreiter, Notes, bibliography, index, 324, Softcover

A fascinating look at the life and work of Alexandre de Rhodes, the seventeenth century Jesuit considered to be the founder of Vietnamese Christianity.

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A Life Poured Out, Pierre Claverie of Algeria, Jean-Jacques Perennes, 300, Softcover
The life, work, and martyrdom of an Algerian bishop who worked tirelessly to bring peace to his native land.
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Monsenor Romero, Memories in Mosaic, María López Vigil, 320, Softcover

From hundreds of interviews comes a collective portrait of Blessed Oscar Romero, the Salvadoran archbishop who took his place in history as a voice for the voiceless.

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The Blindfold's Eyes, My Journey from Torture to Truth, Sister Dianna Ortiz, with Patricia Davis, 496, Softcover

The searing memoir of Sister Dianna Ortiz, an American nun who was abducted and tortured in Guatemala.

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Black Elk, Colonialism and Lakota Catholicism, Damian Costello, 192, Softcover

A creative postcolonial reading of Black Elk--a Lakota holy man and a Catholic catechist.

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Dorothy Day, Selected Writings, Anniversary Edition, Robert Ellsberg, 436, Softcover

A collection of the published work by Dorothy Day.

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Julian's Gospel, Illuminating the Life & Revelations of Julian of Norwich, Veronica Mary Rolf, Index, 660, Softcover

A compelling spiritual biography of Julian of Norwich, the English mystic whose Revelations are the first work of Christian theology in English.

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Spirit of Fire, The Life and Vision of Pierre Teilhard de Chardin, Revised Edition, Ursula King, index, b/w photos, 272, softcover

A new edition of the acclaimed introduction to the life and thought of the 20th century Jesuit mystic and scientist.

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The Berrigan Letters, Personal Correspondence between Daniel and Philip Berrigan, Daniel Cosacchi, Eric Martin, Index, 304, softcover

Spanning seven decades, this treasury of letters between the famous brothers offers extraordinary insight into their social activism, civil disobedience, peacemaking efforts, and sharp critiques of American foreign policy.

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Do Not Stifle the Spirit, Conversations with Jacques Dupuis, Gerard O'Connell, Preface by Gerald O'Collins, SJ, 320, softcover

This unburied hidden treasure presents Dupuis’ life story and his views on religious pluralism, interreligious dialogue, and ecclesiology.

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At Play in the Lions' Den, A Biography and Memoir of Daniel Berrigan, Jim Forest, Index, 200+ b/w photos, 352, Softcover
The most comprehensive and intimate picture yet available of the Jesuit priest, poet, and modern-day prophet.
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Writing Straight with Crooked Lines, A Memoir, Jim Forest, Index, photos, 336, softcover

The fascinating story of a lifetime in the service of Christ’s peace and of the extraordinary companions met along the way.

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Signs of Hope, Thomas Merton’s Letters on Peace, Race, and Ecology , Gordon Oyer, Index, 296, sc
“In the best researched book in amiable prose and most relevant exposition in years about Thomas Merton, Gordon Oyer’s detailed review of Merton’s...
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All Is Grace, A Biography of Dorothy Day Catholic Book Club Selection for May 2011, Jim Forest, 352, Softcover

A fresh look at the life of Dorothy Day, co-founder of the Catholic Worker Movement, with new information from her published letters and diaries, and illustrated with almost 200 photos.

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Faith & Joy, Memoirs of a Revolutionary Priest, Fernando Cardenal, S.J., Edited and translated by Kathleen McBride and Mark Lester, Foreword by Peter Marchetti, 288, softcover

A moving and inspiring memoir of a Nicaraguan Jesuit priest who consistently followed his faith and conscience to serve the poor.

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Wisdom Ways, Introducing Feminist Biblical Interpretation, Elisabeth Schussler Fiorenza, 240, Softcover

This leading feminist theologian offers an exciting introduction to a most creative field of biblical interpretation which the author says is best understood as the search for Divine Wisdom. She offers a review of the art that is not merely informative, but liberating. Challenging mainstream hermeneutic strategies she empowers us to think critically and enter creatively into a life-transforming journey.

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Dorothy Day Portraits, Portraits by Those Who Knew Her, Rosalie G. Riegle, 230, Softcover
Now in paperback, an intimate portrait of a modern prophet though the eyes of those who knew her best.
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Sor Juana, Beauty and Justice in the Americas, Michelle A. Gonzalez, 200, Softcover

Explores the witness and legacy of the "first female theologian of the Americas."

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Joan Chittister, Her Journey from Certainty to Faith , Tom Roberts, Photos, index, 272, softcover

An intimate biography of one of the most beloved spiritual voices of our time.

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The Election of Pope Francis, An Inside Account of the Conclave That Changed History, Gerard O’Connell, Index, 336, hardcover

A fascinating behind-the-scenes account of history in the making.

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Living with Wisdom, A Life of Thomas Merton, Jim Forest, 288, Softcover

This absorbing biography, lavishly illustrated, captures as no other book does the life, writings, and vision of one of the 20th century's greatest spiritual figures A pictorial biography hailed by the International Merton Society as the ideal introduction. "If you have to read one book about Thomas Merton this is the one to read." - Paul Wilkes

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Franz Jagerstatter, Letters and Writings from Prison, Erna Putz, 260, Softcover

Writings and letters by the Austrian farmer who chose death rather than serve the Third Reich.

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Revolutionary Saint, The Theological Legacy of Óscar Romero , Michael E. Lee, Index, 240, softcover

A theological assessment of Archbishop Romero of El Salvador, a modern saint and martyr.

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The Same Fate as the Poor, Judith Noone, M.M., 175, Softcover

Recounts the lives and sacrifices of Maryknoll sisters Ita Ford and Maura Clark, killed by Salvadoran soldiers, and Carla Piette, drowned while working with the poor that she loved.

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Water Buffalo Theology, Kosuke Koyama, 196, Softcover
A Japanese Christian explores the Gospel from an Asian perspective.
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Mystical Journey, An Autobiography, William Johnston, 224, softcover

The Irish-born Jesuit and pioneer of East-West dialogue tells his own fascinating story of spiritual adventure

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A Still and Quiet Conscience, The Archbishop Who Challenged a Pope, a President, and a Church, John A. McCoy, index, b/w photos, 368, softcover

The fascinating story of Archbishop Raymond G. Hunthausen of Seattle provides an historic look at a critical turning point for the American Catholic church.

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Said I Wasn’t Gonna Tell Nobody, The Making of a Black Theologian, James H. Cone, Foreword by Cornel West, 192, softcover
The theological memoir and final work by one of the most influential theologians of our time.
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"The Color of the Skin Doesnt Matter in Africa", A Missioner’s Tale of Faith and Politics, 1st, Sister Janice McLaughlin, MM , 272, sc
“Sister Janice McLaughlin was dropped into a moment in history, took it, and ran with it.  Her autobiography reveals a woman who looked...
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The Election of Pope Francis, An Inside Account of the Conclave That Changed History, Gerard O’Connell, Index, 336, sc
ILLUMINATION BOOK AWARD Gold, Catholic Studies Association of Catholic Publishers Excellence Award 3rd Place, General Interest The selection...
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Anthony deMello, The Happy Wanderer, Bill deMello, 272, Softcover
2014 CATHOLIC PRESS ASSOCIATION BOOK AWARD WINNER! A unique and loving account of the life and message of a great spiritual teacher by his younger...
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Martyrs of Hope, Seven U.S. Missioners in Central America, Donna Whitson Brett, Edward T. Brett, Index, 336, softcover
The inspiring sto­ry of seven U.S. missioners who paid the ultimate price for the poor of Central America.
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Love Prevails, One Couple’s Story of Faith and Survival in the Rwandan Genocide , Jean Bosco Rutagengwa, Foreword by Daniel G. Groody, csc, 208, softcover
A harrowing story of survival in the midst of evil and the subsequent struggle to find healing and reconciliation.
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To Speak the Truth in Love, A Biography of Theresa Kane, RSM , Christine Schenk, CSJ, Index, photos, 336, softcover
The riveting biography of a nun who endured Vatican censure to pursue a vision of equality and justice for women in the church.
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Keeping Hope Alive, Sermons and Speeches of Rev. Jesse L. Jackson, Sr. , Rev. Jesse L. Jackson, Sr., Edited by Grace Ji-Sun Kim, Index, 256, hardcover with dust jacket

Here, for the first time in print: a powerful selection of sermons and speeches by one of America’s most unforgettable orators and champions of human rights.

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Rabbi Zalman Schachter-Shalomi, Essential Teachings, Modern Spiritual Masters Series, Or N. Rose, Netanel Miles-Yépez, 256, softcover
Selected writings by one of the most creative and influential Jewish spiritual teachers of the late twentieth-century.
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Belonging, One Catholic's Journey, Frank Butler, Foreword by James Martin SJ, index, illus, 208, softcover

An eyewitness to the struggles over Catholic church reform takes the reader through decades of social change and church life.

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Christianity Rediscovered, Vincent J. Donovan, 192, Softcover

The extraordinary story of how, among the nomadic Masai people of Tanzania, a Western missioner "finds" the gospel message he came to preach.

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Here I Am, Lord, The Letters and Writings of Ita Ford, Jeanne Evans, 224, Softcover

Through her own words, brings to light the life and message of a modern martyr, Maryknoll Sister Ita Ford.

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William Stringfellow, Essential Writings, Modern Spiritual Masters Series, Selected with an Introduction by Bill Wylie-Kellermann, Afterword by Daniel Berrigan, S.J., 192, sotfcover

William Stringfellow was a radical lay theologian who drew on biblical warnings to level prophetic critiques against the church and the modern war-making state.

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Thomas Berry, Selected Writings on the Earth Community, Modern Spiritual Masters, Mary Evelyn Tucker, John Grim, 224, Softcover

Thomas Berry was an early and significant Catholic voice awakening religious sensibilities to the environmental crisis.

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Archbishop Romero, Memories and Reflections , Revised Edition, Jon Sobrino, 256, softcover

Revised to include new essays as well as reflections on the recent beatification of Oscar Romero.

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Oscar Romero and the Communion of the Saints, A Biography, Revised edition, Scott Wright, Photos by Octavio Duran, 100+ b/w photos, 176, softcover

Now revised and updated in light of his beatification, this richly illustrated biography tells the courageous  story of Blessed Oscar Romero.

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Jon Sobrino, Spiritual Writings, Modern Spiritual Masters, Jon Sobrino, Robert Lassalle-Klein, 224, softcover
The spiritual writings of Jon Sobrino, one of the original voices of liberation theology and one of the most influential and prophetic theologians in the world today.
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Ruth Burrows, Essential Writings, Modern Spiritual Masters, Ruth Burrows, Michelle Jones, 192, softcover
Selected writings by Carmelite nun Ruth Burrows, one of the most popular and revered spiritual writers of the past half-century.
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Birth of a Dancing Star, My Journey from Cradle Catholic to Cyborg Christian, Ilia Delio, Index, 240, softcover
This spirited memoir by bestelling author Ilia Delio integrates concepts from modern science with the intimate formation of personhood.
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Walter Rauschenbusch, Essential Spiritual Writings, Modern Spiritual Masters, Joseph J. Fahey, 144, softcover
Selected spiritual writings from one of the primary voices of the Social Gospel movement in the early twentieth century.
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Religious Socialism, Faith in Action for a Better World , Fran Quigley, Index, 200, sc
“Fran Quigley tells a new story of religion and socialism in this country. Where others have explored the origins and effects of Christian socialism, he...
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Thomas Merton, Writings Selected with an Introduction by Christine M. Bochen, Modern Spiritual Masters Series, Thomas Merton, 144, Softcover

The fundamental writings of religious thinker and Trappist monk Thomas Merton.

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Thich Nhat Hanh, Essential Writings, Modern Spiritual Masters Series, Sister Annabel Laity, 172, Softcover

Drawn from more than twenty of his books, these are the essential writings of one of the most beloved and influential spiritual figures of our day.

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John Main, Essential Writings, Modern Spiritual Masters Series, Laurence Freeman, 160, Softcover

Essential writings of John Main, Benedictine monk and pioneer of Christian meditation.

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Romano Guardini, Spiritual Writings, Modern Spiritual Masters Series, Robert A. Krieg, 160, Softcover

One of the twentieth century's most important Catholic thinkers shares thoughts on traditional themes in the light of present-day challenges.

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Romero, A Life, James R. Brockman, 296, Softcover

The definitive biography of a modern martyr and Christian hero.

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I Hear a Seed Growing, Edwina Gateley, 320, Softcover

The powerful true story of two women: one who ministered to women in prostitution in Chicago and the friend who struggled to rise from its mean streets.

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Thea's Song, The Life of Thea Bowman, Charlene Smith, John Feister, 336, Softcover

The definitive, authorized biography of Thea Bowman, a modern-day heroine, with never before-seen writings, interviews, and photographs.

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Swami Vivekananda, Essential Writings, Modern Spiritual Masters Series, Victor M. Parachin, 176, Softcover

The wisdom of an Indian Swami, an early bridge between East and West, published to mark the 150th anniversary of his birth.

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Henry David Thoreau, Spiritual and Prophetic Writings, Modern Spiritual Masters Series, Tim Flinders, 208pp, softcover

A rich and relevant introduction to the spiritual thought of a leading 19th century philosopher.

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Phyllis Tickle, Essential Spiritual Writings, Modern Spiritual Masters, Jon M. Sweeney, Selected with an Introduction by Jon M. Sweeney, 184, softcover

Essays,  poems, sermons, lectures and reflections on the words of Jesus and the future of faith by the renowned author and commentator.

 

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Vincent van Gogh, His Spiritual Vision in Life and Art, Modern Spiritual Masters, Carol Berry, 160, softcover

A moving portrait of the beloved artist as a spiritual seeker and teacher for our time.

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Jacques Ellul, Essential Spiritual Writings, Modern Spiritual Masters, Edited by Jacob E. Van Vleet, 176, softcover

Highlights the often overlooked, yet enduringly relevant spiritual and theological writings of 20th century French philosopher and sociologist, Jacques Ellul.

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Cardinal Walter Kasper, Spiritual Writings, Modern Spiritual Masters, Patricia C. Bellm, Robert Krieg, 192, softcover
“May Cardinal Kasper's insights and ideas, as expressed in this volume, continue to enrich today's renewal of the church's identity and mission in the...
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James Martin, Essential Writings, Modern Spiritual Masters, James T. Keane, 256, softcover

The famous Jesuit offers reflections and insights on everything from prayer to depression to sexuality to finding one's individual path to holiness.

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Joyce Rupp, Essential Writings, Modern Spiritual Masters, Michael Leach, 208, softcover

Moving reflections on life by Joyce Rupp, one of the most beloved spiritual writers of our day.

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Richard Rohr, Essential Teachings on Love, Modern Spiritual Masters, Richard Rohr, Joelle Chase, Judy Traeger, 288, softcover
Including a fascinating extended interview, this books introduces the teachings of this popular spiritual writer, all organized around the central theme of Love.
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A Living Gospel, Reading God’s Story in Holy Lives , Robert Ellsberg, 192, softcover

Shows us how to read the “living gospel” of every day holiness exemplified in the lives of saints and spiritual masters.

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Mystics in Action, Twelve Saints for Today, Bruce G. Epperly, 184, softcover

The inspiring stories of twelve activist mystics who awaken us to our own calling people who encounter God in life-changing ways, and then go out to change the world.

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Essential Writings, Modern Spiritual Masters Series - Ronald Rolheiserr, Modern Spiritual Masters Series, Ronald Rolheiserr, Alicia Von Stamwitz, 264, sc
RONALD ROLHEISER Essential Writings Selected with an Introduction by Alicia von Stamwitz   “If you buy this book, as I hope...
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Loaves and Fishes, Dorothy Day, 225, Softcover

Dorothy Day's frank and compelling account of 30 years at the Catholic Worker in New York City.

Her cause for sainthood is now underway.

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Galilean Journey, The Mexican-American Promise, Virgilio P. Elizondo, 176, Softcover

New edition of groundbreaking work Andrew Greeley called "a shining vision".

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The Misfit, Haunting the Human - Unveiling the Divine, Larry Lewis, MM, 150, Softcover

A missioner's memoir of teaching American literature in China during the time of the Tianamen Square uprising.

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Simone Weil, Writings Selected with an Introduction by, Eric O. Springsted, 144, Softcover

Essential writings of the French mystic philosopher, expertly introduced by Eric O Springsted.

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Faithful Dissenters, Stories of Men and Women Who Loved and Changed the Church, Robert McClory, 180, Softcover
Faithful Dissenters tells the stories of people who took risky stands and sometimes paid heavily. Yet the benefits of their dissent have unquestionably enriched the church and all of us.
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Anthony de Mello, Selected Writings, Modern Spiritual Masters Series, William Dych, S.J., 144, Softcover

Bringing together the wisdom of East and West, the Indian Jesuit Anthony de Mello used stories and parables to awaken his listeners to an awareness of God's presence in their midst. Since his death in 1987, countless readers have been challenged to encounter DeMello's message.

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Albert Schweitzer, Essential Writings, Modern Spiritual Masters Series, Selected by James Brabazon, 176, Softcover

Albert Schweitzer (1875-1965), theologian, doctor, Nobel Peace Prize winner--was a remarkable figure of the twentieth century.

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Edith Stein, Essential Writings, Modern Spiritual Masters Series, John Sullivan, 160, Softcover

Selected writings and biography of Edith Stein (1891-1942) a Jewish convert to Catholicism, an eminent philosopher, educator, and advocate for women.

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Mother Maria Skobtsova, Essential Writings, Modern Spiritual Masters Series, Introduction by Jim Forest, 192, Softcover

Available for the first time in English, the prophetic voice of a modern saint and martyr.

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Evelyn Underhill, Essential Writings, Modern Spiritual Masters Series, Evelyn Underhill, Selected with an Introduction by Emilie Griffin, 160, Softcover

Offers the voice of a modern pioneer in the mysticism of everyday life.

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St. Therese of Lisieux, Essential Writings, Modern Spiritual Masters Series, St. Therese of Lisieux, Selected with an Introduction by Mary Frohlich, 160, Softcover

The best and most accessible collection of writings by the most popular saint of modern times.

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God's Beloved, A Spiritual Biography of Henri Nouwen, Michael O'Laughlin, 208, Softcover

This biography provides a deeper understanding of one of the world's most beloved spiritual teachers.

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Peter Maurin, Apostle to the World, Dorothy Day, with Francis J. Sicius, 192, Softcover

Published for the first time, Dorothy Day's account of her mentor and co-founder of the Catholic Worker.

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Karl Rahner, Spiritual Writings, Modern Spiritual Masters Series, Edited with an Introduction by Philip Endean, 208, Softcover

Masterful spiritual writings by Karl Rahner, one of the great religious thinkers of all time.

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Caryll Houselander, Essential Writings, Modern Spiritual Masters Series, Selected by Wendy M. Wright, 176, Softcover

A collection of rare texts, interviews and unpublished personal letters from a "divine eccentric," a gifted reader of souls and one of the most intriguing modern spiritual writers.

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In God's Womb, A Spiritual Memoir, Edwina Gateley, 192, Softcover

The personal story of a modern-day mystic and prophet that will inspire seekers from all faiths.

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Abraham Joshua Heschel, Essential Writings, Modern Spiritual Masters Series, Susannah Heschel, 192, Softcover

Selections from the writings of one of the leading Jewish theologians and philosophers of the 20th century, edited by his daughter.

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Adam, God's Beloved, Henri J.M. Nouwen, 136, Softcover

Nouwen's final gift, now in softcover.

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John Muir, Spiritual Writings, Modern Spiritual Masters Series, Selected with an Introduction by Timothy Flinders, 160, Softcover

Offers a brief biography and selection of writings by John Muir, the Scottish American naturalist who founded the Sierra Club and sparked the modern environmental movement

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Charles de Foucauld, Writings Selected with an Introduction, Modern Spiritual Masters Series, Robert Ellsberg, 128, Softcover

"To receive the grace of God you must go to the desert and stay awhile . . ."--Charles de FoucauldA full introduction to Charles de Foucauld.

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'You Will Be My Witnesses', Saints, Prophets, and Martyrs, John Dear, Full-color icons by William Hart McNichols, 160, Softcover

A stunning book that reveals the saints as living meditations on peace, beauty, and goodness.

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Dorothee Soelle, Essential Writings, Modern Spiritual Masters Series, Selected with an Introduction by Dianne L. Oliver, 240, Softcover

Deeply rooted in the spiritual tradition of the Christian church and intensely engaged in the struggle for justice, Dorothee Soelle's writings and radical thought are a model for faith-inspired activism.

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Testimony, The Word Made Fresh, Daniel Berrigan, 240, Softcover

Writings on peace, faith, and the imperative of hope from one of America's most well-known Catholic activists.

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Walk in a Relaxed Manner, Life Lessons from the Camino, Joyce Rupp, 256, Softcover

Joyce Rupp tells her inspiring tale of her 47-day pilgrimage on the famous Camino de Santiago in Spain.

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Daniel Berrigan, Essential Writings, Modern Spiritual Masters Series, Selected with an introduction by John Dear, 224, Softcover

Essential writings from a modern prophet and peacemaker.

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Yves Congar, Essential Writings, Modern Spiritual Masters Series, Paul Lakeland, 208, Softcover

This volume provides real insight and fresh hope for those concerned to breathe new life into the church of the twenty-first century.

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David Steindl-Rast, Essential Writings, Modern Spiritual Masters Series, Selected with an Introduction by Clare Hallward, 176, Softcover

A wonderful selection of writings by one of the most influential spiritual writers of our time, on gratefulness, prayer, silence, and love.

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