In the years after World War I, Eberhard Arnold abandoned his career as an academic theologian to live by the radical spirit of the Sermon on the Mount. With his family and a small circle of friends he founded the Bruderhof, a community rooted in the Anabaptist tradition.
A popular teacher of Scripture inspires us to not only appreciate God's Word but to live it and know the peace and joy that comes from it.
An internationally known author inspires us to see the mother of Jesus as our spiritual mother and as a model for women everywhere.
A masterful teacher looks at "down-to-earth" holiness and inspires us to live for God on the spot where we're standing.
Through prayer we discover how God is present to us, guiding and encouraging us along the way.
Jesus breathes in every sentence and comes to life on every page in a book that only John Shea could write.
A popular Catholic author and theologian brings to light the meanings of meal, sacrifice, and real presence.
Selected key writings on wisdom, compassion, and meditation by one of the world?s foremost spiritual teachers.
These writings, drawn from twenty-five books, highlight her distinctive spiritual message, with its emphasis on the presence of God, the practice of prayer, a love for the church, and a dedication to the social dimensions of the gospel.
Celebrates the life, the spirit and the legacy of Archbishop Oscar Romero.
The essential writings of famed social advocate Jean Vanier, founder of L'Arche.
These selections from his many books highlight Dom Helder's distinctive blend of spirituality and social vision. They point toward the renewal of the church, the transformation of the social order, and the healing of a wounded planet.
Buddhist, Christian, Hindu, Jewish, Muslim and Chinese scholars introduce their faiths' interpretations of death and the afterlife.
A collection of writings by Clarence Jordan, a Southern Baptist who founded an interracial church in the pre-civil rights south.
One of the twentieth century's most important Catholic thinkers shares thoughts on traditional themes in the light of present-day challenges.
Timeless spiritual wisdom from the author of War and Peace.
A collection of writings by the French Benedictine monk who went to India and became a swami.
The essential writings of one of the most beloved spiritual leaders of modern times.
Etty Hillesum (1914-1943), a young Dutch Jewish woman, died in Auschwitz at the age of 29. Through the publication forty years later of her diaries (An Interrupted Life), the world discovered a remarkable voice that transcends the genre of Holocaust literature.
"Do you want to see, understand and appreciate Jesus today? I cannot think of a better way than to enter into the lives of those who are living similar experiences and struggles today, those living in the 'Galilees' of today's world, those living in the margins and crossroads."
Through his writings and his popular broadcasts, Metropolitan Anthony spoke of prayer and the search for the living God in language that went right to the heart of people, echoing their own deepest longings. The writings selected here--on faith, prayer, creation, and the church--reflect both the essence of Orthodox spirituality and his own experience of the struggle to live Christianity on a daily basis.
Essential original writings of the pastor who defied the Nazis and paid with his life includes a substantial biographical introduction.
Essential writings of the beloved spiritual writer plus a moving biographical essay by the editor, a friend and colleague.
Essential writings by the renowned Jesuit theologian/ scientist plus an original introduction to his life and work.
Thomas O'Loughlin's fresh and original introduction to Celtic spirituality begins by questioning the very notion of a distinctively "Celtic" spirituality. Brilliantly re-examining the original sources, he argues that there is one over-arching theme giving them a unity--the idea of being "on the edge", both culturally and geographically.
Selected writings and a brief biography of the founder of the Misisonaries of Charity.
The essential writings of the American Quaker mystic, social activist, and Nobel Prize laureate.
This book, which draws on his autobiographical volumes and his many other works, presents the ideal entry to the cosmic and mystical vision of a great spiritual guide.
A seminal selection of Gandhi's writings with an incisive biography.
For the first time in one collection, the spiritual wisdom of one of America's most significant literary figures.
This volume traces his wide-reaching legacy in the Augustinian Order, among a diverse range of Protestant and Catholic reformers, and in modern currents in the church and spirituality.
A collection of writing by G.K. Chesterton.
Classic reflections on the Gospel by a 20th century martyr with an Introduction by Thomas Merton.
A brief biography and selected writings of Pedro Arrupe, the influential Jesuit.
The essential writings of Indian holy man Sadhu Sundar Singh.
Writings from a modern mystic and prophet whose vision has inspired generations on their journey of personal and social transformation.
Carretto's reflections on God, the church, prayer, engagement with the world, and the mystery of suffering and death.
Highlights the lives, teachings and writings of a dozen leading spiritual figures including Henri Nouwen, Oscar Romero, Mother Teresa, Mohandas Gandhi, Thomas Merton, and Dorothy Day.
Selected writings and biography of Brother Roger Schutz (1915-2005) the beloved founder of Taizé, the ecumenical monastic community in France, dedicated to reconciliation among Christians and all peoples, and famous for its music.
Introduces Carmelite spirituality, from the hermits of Mount Carmel to the sixteenth-century Spanish mystics, to Therese of Lisieux and Edith Stein.
"To receive the grace of God you must go to the desert and stay awhile . . ."--Charles de FoucauldA full introduction to Charles de Foucauld.
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.
Essential writings from a modern prophet and peacemaker.
This volume provides real insight and fresh hope for those concerned to breathe new life into the church of the twenty-first century.
For the first time, links the writings of a couple who worked to make the Catholic faith compelling and understandable in the modern world.
A wonderful selection of writings by one of the most influential spiritual writers of our time, on gratefulness, prayer, silence, and love.
Reflections on Christianity, the sacred community of Life, and the New Universe Story by one of the true prophets of our age.
"The center of the world—so-called because the crucified Jesus dwells there, and with him all who suffer unjustly—is the place from which we must proclaim the risen Lord." —Gustavo Gutiérrez
Essential writings of the French mystic philosopher, expertly introduced by Eric O Springsted.
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.
Albert Schweitzer (1875-1965), theologian, doctor, Nobel Peace Prize winner--was a remarkable figure of the twentieth century.
Selected writings and biography of Edith Stein (1891-1942) a Jewish convert to Catholicism, an eminent philosopher, educator, and advocate for women.
Available for the first time in English, the prophetic voice of a modern saint and martyr.
Offers the voice of a modern pioneer in the mysticism of everyday life.
The best and most accessible collection of writings by the most popular saint of modern times.
Masterful spiritual writings by Karl Rahner, one of the great religious thinkers of all time.
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.
Selections from the writings of one of the leading Jewish theologians and philosophers of the 20th century, edited by his daughter.
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
This volume brings together the full text of Laudato Si' with reflections by Sean McDonagh, one of the foremost Catholic proponents of ecological awareness.
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.
Essential writings of John Main, Benedictine monk and pioneer of Christian meditation.
A lucid introduction to the Buddhist experience and how it leads to the many varieties of Buddhism.
The wisdom of an Indian Swami, an early bridge between East and West, published to mark the 150th anniversary of his birth.
This volume captures and distills Chittister's message--including reflections on her own journey, why she remains in the church, and what sustains her faith.
A rich and relevant introduction to the spiritual thought of a leading 19th century philosopher.
Essays, poems, sermons, lectures and reflections on the words of Jesus and the future of faith by the renowned author and commentator.
A moving portrait of the beloved artist as a spiritual seeker and teacher for our time.
Highlights the often overlooked, yet enduringly relevant spiritual and theological writings of 20th century French philosopher and sociologist, Jacques Ellul.
A succinct overview of Latin American theology at the crossroads.
The famous Jesuit offers reflections and insights on everything from prayer to depression to sexuality to finding one's individual path to holiness.
Moving reflections on life by Joyce Rupp, one of the most beloved spiritual writers of our day.
Offers a way of reading the sacred hymns and prayers as poetry, and as catalyst to community action.
The fundamental writings of religious thinker and Trappist monk Thomas Merton.
A path to God in which the truth of a life lived in discernment is consistent with Christian spirituality.
The Salesian tradition is rooted in the witness of two extraordinary saints - Francis de Sales and Jane de Chantal.
Presents David Bosch's classic Transforming Mission--with over 50,000 copies in print and translations in eight languages--in an accessible format for beginning students and lay reading groups.
Exploring the interconnection of the Trinity and the other great mysteries of Christian Faith.
An exploration of the nature of leadership and the relationship between ordained and other Christian ministries.
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.
Thomas Berry was an early and significant Catholic voice awakening religious sensibilities to the environmental crisis.
Explores Mark's Gospel in both its original context and as related to the life of the Black church today.
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