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A Search for Meaning in Victorian Religion: The Spiritual Journey and Esoteric Teachings of Charles Carleton Massey

by Jeffrey D. Lavoie

This indispensable work combines Massey’s collected writings with never before published letters organized topically in order to define Massey’s unique world-view for a new generation of readers.


Advent Wisdom and Christmas Wisdom From St. Augustine

by Agnes Cunningham, Sscm

"Late have I loved you, beauty so old and so new: late have I loved you...I tasted you, and feel but hunger and thirst for you. You touched me, and I am set on fire to attain the peace which is yours."

In Advent...


The Jesuits: A History from Ignatius to the Present

by John W. O'Malley

In The Jesuits acclaimed historian John W. O’Malley, SJ, provides essential historical background from the founder Ignatius of Loyola through Pope Francis and the present. Concise and compelling, this brief...


Jewish Catacombs

by Elsa Laurenzi

This slender well-written book is packed with easy-toread information about the structure of the Jewish community of Rome and the politics and history of the city where it developed and grew. Not an easy task...


Taste and See: Experiencing the Stories of Advent and Christmas

by Jan Johnson

Experience Advent in a new way through this small-group study built around the imaginative reading of scripture, an approach introduced by St. Ignatius. The title Taste and See hints at how you are invited to...


Santa Claus Is for Real

by Charles Edward Hall & Bret Witter

A heartwarming true-life fable from the Radio City Christmas Spectacular Santa—including his personal journey of discovering the magic of Christmas.

Every year, over a million people attend the Radio City Christmas...


The Other Jesus: Stories from World Religions

by Todd Outcalt

The Other Jesus shares stories and traditions about Jesus beyond the usual Biblical sources. From Judaism and Islam, to Buddhism and Taoism, the book offers a fresh exploration of Jesus, his place in history,...


Religion in America Since 1945: A History

by Patrick Allitt

Moving far beyond the realm of traditional "church history," Patrick Allitt here offers a vigorous and erudite survey of the broad canvas of American religion since World War II. Identifying the major trends...


Inventing and Reinventing the Goddess: Contemporary Iterations of Hindu Deities on the Move

by Sree Padma, Tracy Pintchman, Sasikumar Balasundaram & Vasudha Narayanan et al.

The volume investigates two related processes: First, it underscores the manner in which the religious cultures of goddesses are reflexes of larger social processes occurring historically in local contexts....


Questions for Christians: The Surprising Truths behind Basic Beliefs

by John Morreall

From the gender of God to what happens when we die, Questions for Christians digs into some of the thorniest questions of the Christian faith—questions that many people would rather ignore. Drawing on sources...


More Ideas for Writing Creative Christmas Letters That People Are Actually Eager to Read!

by Janet A. Colbrunn

Put some fun and creativity into your Christmas letters each year! By adding a theme to your news, you can quickly transform a traditional letter into one that is so entertaining that even the busiest holiday...


The Rise and Fall of Triumph: The History of a Radical Roman Catholic Magazine, 1966-1976

by Mark D. Popowski

This is a history of Triumph—a radical, post-Vatican II, Roman Catholic lay magazine—that examines its origins and decline, and especially the editors’ often bellicose views on a range of issues, from...


Masters of Preaching: The Most Poignant and Powerful Homilists in Church History

by Ray E. Atwood & Jerome Hanus

Every period of Church history contains preachers who have been blessed with oratorical skills and spiritual depth. Masters of Preaching lays the foundations for a deeper understanding of Christian preaching....


12 Titanic Lessons for Christians: Lessons to Motivate, Challenge and Empower

by Jr. Charles C. Hagan

The Titanic disaster of April 15, 1912 has been described as one of the most fascinating single events in human history. The sinking of the Titanic has left an indelible impression and vast psychological impact...


Christian Archaeology in the Negev Desert

by Pau Figueras

Negev, the southern desert that covers more than two thirds of the Holy Land, is terra incognita to most Christian pilgrims who visit Israel. Some journey as far south as Eilat to visit the traditional site...


Memoirs of a Jesus Freak

by Kent Allan Philpott, Katie L C Philpott & Larry Eskridge

In Memoirs of a Jesus Freak, Kent Philpott tells of going to the hippies in the Haight-Ashbury district of San Francisco in early 1967 and the unusual outpouring of the Holy Spirit with signs and wonders that...


Of Intense Brightness: The Spirituality of Uncommon Christian James Brainerd Taylor

by Francis I. Kyle Iii, James M. Houston & Péter Ádám

"Be uncommon Christians . . . that is, eminently holy, self-denying, cross-bearing, Bible, everyday Christians." So James Brainerd Taylor (1801-1829) encouraged others to be, and so he strived to be himself....


Historical Dictionary of Taoism

by Julian F. Pas

This reference book on Taoism, one of the major spiritual traditions of China, includes in its coverage both Taoist philosophy and Taoist religion. An introduction provides overall insight into Taoist development...


Before the Flood

by Ian Wilson

In the six hundredth year of Noah's life, in the second month, the seventeenth day of the month, the same day were all the fountains of the great deep broken up, and the windows of heaven were opened. And the...


Papacy, Religious Orders, and International Politics in the Sixteenth and Seventeenth Centuries

by Autori Vari & Massimo Carlo Giannini

During the early modern age religious orders had to interpret papal strategies and directives in international politics in the light of a substantial ambiguity. They were loyal subjects of the pope, but also...