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MATTHEW THE GENEALOGY OF JESUS CHRIST TEXT SIZE SHOWN The bookACTUAL of the genealogy of Jesus Christ,BELOW. the son of David, the son of Abraham. * ²Abraham was the father of Isaac, and Isaac the father of Jacob, and Jacob the father of Judah and his brothers, ³and Judah the father of Per′ez and Ze′rah by Ta′mar, and Perez the father of Hezron, and Hezron the father of Ram, a ⁴and Ram a the father of Ammin′-adab, and Amminadab the father of Nah-shon, and Nahshon the father of Salmon, ⁵and Salmon the father of Boaz by Ra′hab, and Boaz the father of O′bed by Ruth, and Obed the father of Jesse, ⁶and Jesse the father of David the king. And David was the father of Solomon by the wife of Uri′ah, ⁷and Solomon the father of Rehobo′am, and Rehoboam the father of Abi′jah, and Abijah the father of Asa, b ⁸ and Asa b the father of Jehosh′aphat, and Jehoshaphat the father of Jo′ram, and Joram The Ave Catholic Notetaking Bible combines exceptional readability, generous margins for journaling and notetaking, the father of Uzzi′ah, ⁹ and Uzzi′ah the father of Jo′tham, and Jotham the father of A′haz, to anddeepen Ahaz the your father understanding of Hezeki′ah, ¹⁰and of the Holy Scriptures. and a variety of special features designed Hezeki′ah the father of Manas′seh, and Manasseh the father of Thoughtfully crafted by the world's premier and featuring the trusted and elegant Revised Standard Version, Second Catholic c anddesigners Amos,Bible Amos c the father of Josi′ah, ¹¹ and Josi′ah the father Edition, this Bible is perfect for men and women, for individuals and groups, and for high school classrooms and adult faith formation. of Jecho ni′ah and his brothers, at the time of the deportation to Babylon. Comprehensive cross-references to the Catechism ofdeportation the Catholic Church—a feature unique to this Bible—will help you explore the scriptural ¹²And after the to Babylon: Jechoni′ah was the father of foundations of Catholic faith and practice. Essays and reading guides from of leading Catholic teachers d d She-al′ti-el, and She-alti-el the father Zerub′babel, ¹³and Zerub′- and scholars will enrich your experience of reading and reflecting on the Word of God. theand beautiful, single-column text design will make this Bible a joy to read. babel the father ofAnd Abi′ud, Abiud the father of Eli′akim, and Eliakim the father of A′zor, ¹⁴and A′zor the father of Za′dok, and Zadok the father of A′chim, and Achim the father of Eli′ud, ¹⁵and Eli′ud the father of Elea′zar, and Eleazar the father of Matthan, and Matthan the father of Jacob, ¹⁶and Jacob the father of Joseph the husband of Mary, of whom Jesus was born, who is called Christ. † ¹⁷So all theevery generations from and Abraham to David fourteen gen•E xclusive cross-references revealing Bible verse passage thatwere appears in the Catechism of the Catholic Church erations, and from David to the deportation to Babylon fourteen gen•E xtra-wide margins for journaling as you read erations,and and notetaking from the deportation to Babylon to the Christ fourteen generations. •E ssays, study guides, and reading plans from John Bergsma, Sarah Christmyer, Sonja Corbitt, Anthony Pagliarini, Mark Hart,



and Meg Hunter-Kilmer THE BIRTH OF JESUS CHRIST •L ine-matched, 9-point text ¹⁸Now the birth of Jesus Christ f took place in this way. When his mother Mary had been betrothed to Joseph, before they came •S ewn, lay-flat binding together she was found to be with child of the Holy Spirit; ¹⁹and her •H igh-quality paper husband Joseph, being a just man and unwilling to put her to shame, • Two satin ribbon markers resolved to send her away quietly. ²⁰But as he considered this, behold, an angel of the Lord appeared to him in a dream, saying, “Joseph, son • The RSV2CE translation, noted for its andyour trustworthiness of David, do clarity, not fearelegance, to take Mary wife, for that which is conceived in her is of the Holy Spirit; ²¹she will bear a son, and you shall call his name Jesus, for he will save his people from their sins.” ²²All this took place to fulfil what the Lord had spoken by the prophet: ²³ “Behold, a virgin shall(800) conceive282-1865 and bear a son, and his name shall be called Emmanuel” (which means, God with us). ²⁴When Joseph woke from sleep, he did

1:16 CCC 437 1:18 CCC 497* 1:20 CCC 333*, 437, 486*, 497 1:21 CCC 430, 437, 452, 1507*, 1846, 2666*, 2812* 1:23 CCC 497, 744 a Greek Aram. b Greek Asaph. c Other authorities read Amon. d Greek Salathiel. f Other ancient authorities read of the Christ. * 1:1: The genealogy is given to show that Jesus had the descent required for Messiahship, i.e., from Abraham and, in particular, from David the King. † 1:16: Joseph’s, not Mary’s, descent is given here, as the Jews did not usually reckon descent through the mother. Joseph was the legal and presumed father, and it was this fact that conferred rights of inheritance, in this case, the fulfilment of the Messianic promises. ‡ 1:25: This means only that Joseph had nothing to do with the conception of Jesus.

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What to Say and How to Say It (Volume II)

More Ways to Discuss Your Faith with Clarity and Confidence BRANDON VOGT Are you hesitant to discuss issues such as faith and science, homosexuality, or the Resurrection with your family, friends, and coworkers because you’re afraid you’ll say the wrong thing or forget what to say altogether? Bestselling and award-winning author Brandon Vogt, senior content director of Bishop Robert Barron’s Word on Fire Catholic Ministries, is back with more straightforward, practical guidance for any Catholic who wants to engage confidently with today’s culture. In this second volume of What to Say and How to Say It, Vogt tackles seven more of today’s most pressing (and controversial) issues, giving you all the tools you need to be clear and convincing as you share your convictions with those around you. You will find essential resources for speaking with clarity and confidence about the critical issues of faith you face in the world today. This book is an indispensable resource covering seven hot-button issues and pressing questions in the area of • faith and science; • the Resurrection; • heaven, hell, and purgatory; • relativism; • Islam; • homosexuality; and • Mary. Each chapter offers an overview of the topic and a clear explanation of what the Church teaches. Then you’ll learn about the most common contemporary arguments against the Church’s teachings followed by step-by-step instructions for responding intelligently and confidently.

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• Brandon Vogt is a bestselling and award-winning author whose ClaritasU online community boasts more than 4,000 members. • Combined sales of Vogt’s two other books with Ave Maria Press total more than 62,000 copies.

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“With truth in charity, Brandon Vogt does a masterful job of handling many of today’s hot-button issues. I highly recommend this book!” —Curtis Martin

President and founder of FOCUS

Give Up Worry for Good!

8 Weeks to Hopeful Living and Lasting Peace GARY ZIMAK Gary Zimak’s bestselling book Give Up Worry for Lent! has helped countless people tackle their worry habit. Now, Zimak returns with an eight-week resource you can use anytime of year with more insights and habits that will help you win the battle against worry and experience the peace that only Jesus can provide. Give Up Worry for Good! will help you learn that it is possible to stop worrying. And Zimak will give you the tools you need to do it. Drawing deeply from scripture, Zimak challenges you to walk in confidence with the Holy Spirit and to share what you’ve discovered with others—even as you continue to work on your own to break that worry habit once and for all. Get rid of the stressful, energy-sapping behaviors that keep you on edge and rob you of joy by cultivating habits of contented, peaceful living every day with promises from the Word of God: • Turn to God for help. • Do what you can. • Expect difficulties. • Surrender. • Look back with thanks and trust. Interactive questions and daily reflections reinforce each lesson every week. Whether you are already a Zimak fan or are just discovering his principles of worry-free living for the first time, Give Up Worry for Good! will keep you focused and motivated as you seek victory over anxiety. This book is perfect for individual or group study. Free, downloadable leader’s guides are available at avemariapress.com.

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• Gary Zimak’s first two books with Ave Maria Press have combined sales of more than 16,000. • Give Up Worry for Lent! sold out numerous times.

“In Give Up Worry for Good!, Gary Zimak takes the reader through the battlefield of modern stress, worry, and anxiety and ushers in newfound peace and joy.”

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—Mark Hart

Executive vice president of Life Teen International

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Be Bold in the Broken

How I Found My Courage and Purpose in God’s Unconditional Love MARY E. LENABURG Foreword by Leah Darrow Who am I? What is my purpose? Where do I belong? These questions linger in every season of our lives, but as Mary Lenaburg learned the hard way, answering them becomes possible only when we direct our hearts to the God who made us and loves us best of all. Following Lenaburg’s example in Be Bold in the Broken will give you the courage and inspiration you need to accept who you are—the good, the bad, and the awkward—and become the woman God made you to be.

“Mary Lenaburg doesn’t shy away from the hard things, the hard moments, or the hard realizations. Through her words, I felt a loving embrace from Jesus reassuring me that I am worthy and needed, no matter the battles I’ve fought, and I know you will too.” —Kathryn Whitaker

Author of Live Big, Love Bigger

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Finding Sanctuary

How the Wild Work of Peace Restored the Heart of a Sandy Hook Mother JENNIFER HUBBARD Foreword by Peter John Cameron, O.P. Where is God when the innocent suffer? Jennifer Hubbard began to grapple with the question in 2012 when her six-year-old daughter Catherine was killed in the massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut. In the depths of her grief, Hubbard founded an animal sanctuary in Catherine’s memory, creating a place of healing for her family and their community and fulfilling her daughter’s dream. Hubbard’s courageous witness will uplift your faith and demonstrate how Christ’s redemptive suffering provides a path of hope, even in the darkest moments of our lives.

“With raw candor straight from a mother’s heart, Hubbard offers hard-won wisdom on healing for anyone who has ever loved and lost and dared to keep leaning on Jesus through it all.” —Colleen Carroll Campbell Author of The Heart of Perfection

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Called by Name

365 Daily Devotions for Catholic Women EDITED BY KELLY M. WAHLQUIST, ALYSSA BORMES, AND ALLISON GINGRAS Called by Name is a 365-day devotional from WINE: Women In the New Evangelization designed to empower and equip you to draw near to Jesus and use your God-given gifts for the Church. With meditations on scripture and encouraging insights from popular Catholic authors and speakers in the WINE community, this is the perfect daily companion for women who want to connect with the heart of Jesus and live every day in the light of his truth and love.

“Called by Name offers a wonderful collection of inspirational messages that apply God’s Word each day of the year. Highly recommended for every woman who is looking for a daily dose of uplifting thoughts and practical applications of our faith.” —Kimberly Hahn

Host of the Beloved and Blessed podcast

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The Go Bravely Companion Journal

Becoming the Woman You Were Created to Be EMILY WILSON HUSSEM Emily Wilson Hussem and her bestselling book Go Bravely have helped tens of thousands of young Catholic women who’ve struggled with issues such as insecurity, friendship, body image, sex, and relationships. In response to popular demand, Wilson Hussem has created a companion journal to guide you through each chapter of the book and help you embrace your role a joyful daughter of God.

“The Go Bravely Companion Journal is an invitation to take a pilgrimage of the heart. It is an ideal spiritual resource to help the reader in their own brave, spiritual journey.” —Michelle Benzinger

Cohost of the Abiding Together Podcast

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8 Christian Habits for Being and Doing Good Online ANN M. GARRIDO Do you behave on social media as the Christian you want to be? Are you dismayed at the often divisive and cruel exchanges you read online? In #Rules_of_Engagement, Ann M. Garrido shares eight practical habits that will help you align your activity in the digital world with the call of the Gospel to be Christ’s presence in the world.

“A long-needed book! Ann M. Garrido offers us ways to think about our responsibilities and shows us how to be good Christians while interacting online.” —Fr. James Martin, S.J.

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Stumbling into Grace

How We Meet God in Tiny Works of Mercy MARY PEZZULO Mary Pezzulo intended to learn all about God through graduate studies in philosophy and Christian ethics, but serious illness ruined those plans and landed her young family in desperate straits. Despite chronic illness, deep poverty, blatant discrimination, and the cruelty she encountered, Pezzulo began tripping over God in the tiny works of mercy she offered to others and received herself. With striking candor and gritty faith she shows us how we also can meet God in the smallest acts of love.

“We need more work like Mary Pezzulo’s, rooted not just in the ideals of our faith tradition but in the lived experience of Catholic women, to accompany us on the spiritual adventure of being human. This book itself is a work of mercy.” —Jessica Mesman

Associate editor of The Christian Century Author of Love and Salt

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The Boundless Compassion Journal

Creating a Way of Life JOYCE RUPP Readers of Joyce Rupp’s bestselling and award-winning book Boundless Compassion, along with facilitators and participants in Boundless Compassion retreats, have requested a guided resource to process and reflect on the content of her book. The Boundless Compassion Journal is the result of those requests. While this journal can serve as a companion alongside the book or as part of the retreat experience, it also can be used on its own to assist you with growing in compassion and sharing this much-needed virtue with others.

“Readers can find space to release memories, burdens, and joys to the open page. Take up the challenge of listening compassionately to your own story and experience fresh ‘aha!’ moments.” —Mary Dean Pfahler, S.N.D.

Boundless Compassion program facilitator

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Sacred Time

Embracing an Intentional Way of Life CHRISTINE VALTERS PAINTNER We live in a world where there never seems to be enough time for all we want and need to do. In Sacred Time: Embracing an Intentional Way of Life, Christine Valters Paintner guides us as we move beyond our own lives and embrace a world that urges us toward rest, reflection, and growth. In Sacred Time, Paintner, abbess of the online Abbey of the Arts, shows us how by becoming in tune with the rhythms of the natural world, we can live more intentionally and experience a conversion toward a more expansive way of being.

“Beautifully written, this book helps readers adjust the rhythms of their lives to align more closely with that of God and creation.” —Rev. Daniel P. Horan, O.F.M. Duns Scotus Chair of Spirituality Catholic Theological Union

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Running for a Higher Purpose

8 Steps to Spiritual and Physical Fitness BISHOP THOMAS JOHN PAPROCKI What if you could improve your health while deepening your spiritual life? In Running for a Higher Purpose, Most Rev. Thomas John Paprocki, bishop of Springfield—and marathon runner and hockey player—shares how running unlocks not only physical benefits but also profound spiritual wellbeing. Perfect for those who want to try running for the first time as well as for more experienced runners who want to set goals for a new challenge, Running for a Higher Purpose offers eight steps to reach spiritual and physical fitness.

“This wonderful book is filled with practical running guidance, nutritional advice, and—most importantly— faith exercise. High five for Bishop Paprocki’s bold witness with fitness!” —Angi Castle LIFE Runners

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Three Rules for a Good Life

A Game Plan for after Graduation LOU HOLTZ Legendary former Notre Dame football coach Lou Holtz shared three easy to remember and impossible to forget rules for life during a commencement address at Franciscan University Steubenville: • Do what is right. • Do everything to the best of your ability. • Show people you care. Now in paperback, Three Rules for Living a Good Life: A Game Plan for after Graduation offers a quick, sometimes humorous, and always practical formula for recent college graduates and other young adults to reach success in their business, personal, and spiritual lives.

“A quick and easy read that is as inspired and inspiring as it is insightful and life-changing.” —Midwest Book Review

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Expect More!

Dare to Stand Up and Stand Out MUFFET MCGRAW Muffet McGraw coached hundreds of smart, talented young women in her thirty-three seasons as the head coach of the University of Notre Dame women’s basketball team. She says that almost all of them struggled with confidence. In Expect More!, McGraw motivates women to fly past the barriers that limit their confidence so they can attain the highest positions of leadership. In Expect More!, McGraw shares a bold message: It’s time for women to take a rightful and fair place in positions of leadership. In order to do that, she says, women should approach every opportunity not only with confidence but also with swagger. After all, “You can’t have success without confidence. And you can’t have swagger unless you are successful at what you do.” McGraw came to leadership naturally through sports. Growing up in Philadelphia prior to the passage of Title IX —which sought equality in sports—she was often the only woman on the court with nine men. Nevertheless, even well into her time at Notre Dame, McGraw found inequalities between her women’s team and the men’s teams on campus. “The men were flying to places and women were taking the bus,” she says. She felt it was her duty to the women she coached to speak out about the unfairness. By the end of her coaching career, McGraw was a leading spokesperson for women’s basketball and women in leadership. While the book is primarily a guide for women to expect more in their careers and family lives, it’s also an important book for men, a primer to help them learn about how to partner with women in family life, how to raise the next generation of strong women, and to work for and with women who are in leadership positions in business.

Features and Benefits • Muffet McGraw speaks about women’s leadership throughout the country and her passion in retirement is to motivate women to take on leadership roles. • McGraw’s success at Notre Dame is legendary. In thirtythree seasons, she led her team to nine Final Four appearances, seven championship games, and two national championships.

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“It is no surprise that this book would be titled Expect More! because that is exactly how Muffet McGraw coached—powerfully, highly competitively, brilliantly, forcefully, and demandingly. I am strong, I am successful, and I am powerful because of her.” —Niele Ivey

Head Basketball Coach, University of Notre Dame


Our Not-Quite-Holy Family

A Practical Guide for Catholic Parents MARK HART AND MELANIE HART Many Catholics might recognize Mark Hart as the dynamic speaker and youth minister from Life Teen who has all the right answers about being and staying Catholic. But, flash forward eighteen years: Mark and his wife Melanie have four children and they realize that despite all the advice they’ve doled out over the years, there’s no single formula for having a happy, holy family. In Our NotQuite-Holy Family, the Harts offer candid, sincere, and down-to-earth wisdom from the trenches of parenting.

“Is stepping on a LEGO redemptive suffering? Mark and Melanie Hart have written a treasure map for harried parents searching for honest, faithful, fun parenting. This book is a godsend. It is honest, boots-on-the-ground living in a Spirit-filled family.” —Tom Wilson

Actor, writer, and comedian

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A Catholic Guide to Spending Less and Living More

Advice from a Debt-Free Family of 16 SAM AND ROB FATZINGER Foreword by Gary Zimak Are you struggling under the burden of debt without a financial cushion to fall back on? Do you long for financial freedom—to live comfortably, pay for your children’s education, or retire while you’re still young enough to enjoy it? Sam and Rob Fatzinger can help you cultivate the values and virtues you need to achieve your financial goals.

“With their on-fire faith, extra-large family, and big dreams, Sam and Rob Fatzinger are sure to inspire you. No more excuses! This gem of a book is filled with good faith, humor, and practical advice to help you get your financial house in order.” —Danielle Bean

Author, speaker, and brand manager of CatholicMom.com

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Praying a Christ-Centered Rosary

Meditations on the Mysteries JAMES L. PAPANDREA The Rosary is one of the most recognizable of all Catholic devotions, yet many who love the Rosary have yet to discover the profound truths contained in its mysteries. In Praying a Christ-Centered Rosary, popular author and teacher James L. Papandrea brings together the devotional heart and the curious mind helping readers tap into the Church’s rich heritage of theological reflection to ponder the mysteries of Christ hidden within the Rosary. With these meditations, Papandrea reveals that while the prayers of the Rosary seem to focus primarily on the Blessed Mother, she always points us back to her son Jesus.

“This book asks questions pertinent to each mystery of the Rosary and then answers them. Praying a Christ-Centered Rosary will aid the Rosary novice and grow the Rosary pro’s prayer and meditation.” —Fr. Edward Looney

Author of A Heart Like Mary’s

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A Deacon Prays

Prayers and Devotions for Liturgy and Life GREG KANDRA Foreword by the Most Rev. Frank J. Caggiano Greg Kandra’s A Deacon Prays—the essential prayer book for Catholic deacons—is a practical, daily companion that speaks to deacons as no other book has because it comes from Kandra, creator of The Deacon’s Bench blog and one of the most popular voices and enthusiastic advocates of the deaconate in the Church today.

“This timeless treasury of original prayers and devotions will inspire and equip deacons to joyfully fulfill their ministry in the Church.” —Deacon Harold Burke-Sivers

Catholic radio host and author of Father Augustus Tolton

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Ten Ways to Pray

A Catholic Guide for Drawing Closer to God CAROLYN PIRTLE MCGRATH INSTITUTE FOR CHURCH LIFE Foreword by John C. Cavadini Whether you are just beginning to develop a consistent prayer practice or are looking for a new approach to spiritual growth, Ten Ways to Pray will explore a variety of traditional forms of Catholic prayer that enable you to draw closer to God and the communion of saints.

“Prayer becomes practical with Carolyn Pirtle’s excellent book, Ten Ways to Pray. From the what to the why to the when of various forms of prayer, Pirtle helps us improve our prayer lives.” —Michael St. Pierre

Executive Director of the Catholic Campus Ministry Association Author of The 5 Habits of Prayerful People

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Real Presence

What Does It Mean and Why Does It Matter? TIMOTHY P. O’MALLEY MCGRATH INSTITUTE FOR CHURCH LIFE Foreword by John C. Cavadini What does it mean to consume the Body and Blood of Christ at Mass? Is the Eucharist just a symbol? Is Christ present in the same way he was to the disciples in the upper room? If you are not sure how to answer these questions about this central mystery of our faith, you aren’t alone—most Catholics don’t. In Real Presence, University of Notre Dame theologian Timothy P. O’Malley clears up the confusion by explaining the biblical origins and long tradition of the Church’s doctrines of real presence and transubstantiation. He also explores the spiritual practices necessary to form us to recognize Christ in the Eucharist and to see the Lord in others.

“In this concise and excellent book, Timothy P. O’Malley helps us recover an integrated understanding of real presence. Once again, he has woven together the academic and pastoral world beautifully. What a delightful read!” —Ximena DeBroeck

Interim executive director of the Department of Evangelization Director of the Division of Catechetical and Pastoral Formation Archdiocese of Baltimore

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Come into the Silence

THOMAS MERTON Come into the Silence is an easy-to-use devotional for all those seeking peace, stillness, and solitude in a busy and noisy world. Part of the bestselling 30 Days with a Great Spiritual Teacher series, this book invites you into the contemplative life through the words of Thomas Merton, one of the most popular spiritual masters of the twentieth century.

“Even with the wealth of Merton’s writings in print, there are surprisingly few guides to incorporating his writings into one’s daily prayer. This devotional’s well-chosen selections are an accessible way for readers to bring Merton’s monastic and contemplative prayer into our busy lives.” —Mark C. Meade

Assistant Director Thomas Merton Center at Bellarmine University

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Rejoice in the Lord

AUGUSTINE OF HIPPO EDITED BY TRENTON MATTINGLY St. Augustine of Hippo is one of the most influential and recognizable figures in Church history. Based on his greatest spiritual works, including Confessions and City of God, Rejoice in the Lord is an ideal prayer companion for busy people who want to ground their spiritual life in Augustine’s timeless vision of the soul’s journey to God.

“This little book takes us right to the heart of Augustine’s spirituality and will help you experience the warmth, ardent love for God, and zeal for the neighbor that are the hallmarks of Augustine’s spiritual vision—and to discover in St. Augustine a new spiritual friend.” —John Cavadini

Director of the McGrath Institute for Church Life University of Notre Dame

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