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Tom Rowley shares telling insights with examples to help parents in their role of bringing up children. He explores concepts in the family such as loving one another, making little things count, realizing that suffering has value, reaching out to one another, and learning from one another. His thoughts, intuitions, and experiences unfold in a way that feel like a conversation around the kitchen table.
This is a book about the business practices of a group of companies who are dedicated to changing the world. These companies participate in the Economy of Communion (EOC) project, which is an initiative of the international and ecumenical Focolare movement.
Brendan Leahy offers reflections rooted in the Focolare’s communitarian spirituality which stresses undertaking the Christian journey together and the mutual sharing of what happens when we try to put the words of the Gospel into daily practice.
Callan Slipper offers five ways for Christians to approach one another on the path toward unity.
Lieta (Blanca) Betoño (1951-2002) is considered a pioneer of the Focolare Movement in Ireland. As a twenty year old, she wrote ‘I only want to give joy to others’ – a quality confirmed by the name by which she then became known – Lieta – meaning happy or joyful.
This book presents the fascinating story of Sant’Egidio’s activities for peace and reconciliation for the good of humanity. And their motivation: love of God and love of neighbour.
Gospel in Action helps to bridge the gap that so often exists between the Gospel message and our daily lives. By providing short and compelling personal stories we see what it looks like when the Gospel is applied to real life and lived out.
The New York Times called Chiara Lubich ‘one of the most influential women in the Catholic Church’. This biography transports readers inside the story of a young woman, born to a poor family in Trent, who felt called to dedicate her life to God.
Susan Muto challenges us to turn away from the cultural impulse toward me-centeredness.
Those attracted by the way God’s Providence works in the daily lives of real people will find Tom and Mary Hartmann’s reflections to be priceless pearls of wisdom. They describe how God’s Providence has consistently pushed to reconsider what it means to truly believe in God’s love in both the trials and joys of family life. Professionals in the field of family life (psychologists, social workers, doctors, nurses, spiritual directors, and pastors) will find this book and its discussion questions an invaluable faith-based resource.
Irene the elephant is a beautiful, evocative story for children about an oversized elephant who quite simply does not like herself. It's a great awakening at any age to feel that you are loved beyond measure...
Luigino Bruni offers an authoritative and innovative look at the cultural and anthropological premises underlying contemporary market economies and their promises. He suggests that the market has betrayed its promises and points out the need for balancing the increasing tendency toward isolation with the human need for relationships.
‘Blind Spot is a remarkable book – well-written and totally engaging. I thought I’d already given ample thought to the teaching of the Church on war and violence. But, Ranaghan tackles this complex subject in a straightforward and thought-provoking way which brought me face to face with my superficial understanding of war and Christian identity.’
Leahy presents the movements as examples of the Church’s charismatic dimension, a principle which Pope John Paul II described as ‘co-essential’ with the hierarchical-institutional dimension.
Education's Highest Aim will be valuable for anyone interested in understanding and improving education — teachers'; groups; school administrators; university courses in curriculum, instruction, or educational foundations; parents' organizations; developers of public policy.