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Tuesday, November 20, 2018

- Moved by the Spirit: God’s Power at Work in His People by Kevin Perrotta (B1636, 2 volumes): The Spirit acts in us as architect and contractor to bring about God’s plan for our lives. This six-session Bible study explores such questions as: What does the Spirit come to do in us? How can we experience his presence and cooperate with him? What will happen if we do?

- The Disabled Disciple: Ministering in a Church Without Barriers by Elizabeth J. Brown, Ph.D. (B1636, 2 volumes): This book is a must-read for ministers and pastors. Its impact is twofold - it not only tells how to minister more effectively to the disabled, but it also explains how the disabled can become invaluable contributors to the parish’s ministry.

- Saint Francis De Sales from online sources (B1638, 1 volume): Short biographical sketches.

- Saint Jane Frances De Chantal from online sources (B1639, 1 volume): Short biographical sketches.

- Malvern Retreat House Retreat Handbook from the Malvern Retreat House (B1640, 2 volumes): Handbook used at the Retreat House specializing in retreats on healing, marriage, addiction, grief, etc.

- In the School of the Holy Spirit by Jacques Philippe (B1642, 1 volume): The Holy Spirit is no less involved in our lives than the Father and the Son, yet many are unaware of this. This work will lead you to be more attentive to the movements of the Holy Spirit in your life as you learn to value the third person of the Trinity as the Sanctifier of your soul.

- Novenas to Saint Anne and Saint Joachim from online sources (B1643, 1 volume): Novenas dedicated to the parents of the Blessed Virgin Mary.

- Into the Deep: Finding Peace Through Prayer by Dan Burke (B1644, 1 volume): Discover why growing in prayer, which sometimes can be compared to a battle, is worth every ounce of effort you give it. Even if you’ve never prayed, or if you’ve never developed the habit of daily prayer, God is waiting to meet you where you are and encourage you every step of the way.

- Discernment: The Art of Choosing Well, Revised Edition by Pierre Wolff (B1645, 2 volumes): This title helps readers find a comprehensive guide to making choices, either individually or in groups. It is based on the time-tested spiritual exercises of Saint Ignatius of Loyola, the sixteenth-century founder of the Jesuits who developed a systemic way of considering and making choices.

- Manual of Minor Exorcisms by Bishop Julian Porteous (B1646, 1 volume): This manual, intended for priests, contains prayers for minor exorcisms. This manual is meant to assist priests in dealing with situations where spiritual affliction may be present.

- The Intimacy You Desire: Growing in Love with God Through the Spiritual Exercises of Saint Ignatius by Tom Elliott (B1647, 2 volumes): Spiritual director Tom Elliott guides us toward accepting God’s invitation to mutuality in the same vein as St. Ignatius Loyola. This title offers Ignatius’ insights into how mutuality and intimacy can be experienced and developed, and it provides striking examples and practical steps for developing that relationship and our personal prayer time.

- Moved by the Spirit: A Call to Work with People Living with Blindness and Visual Impairments by Dolores Hanley McDiarmid (B1650, 2 volumes): This title, written by our Advisory Group member Dolores Hanley McDiarmid, discusses the transformation of the lives of people who are living with blindness and visual impairments, and also about the surprising role blind people have played in the transformation of the author’s life.

- The Two Shall Become One: The Sacraments of Reconciliation and Marriage An Examination of Conscience for Married Persons from USCCB (B1651, 1 volume): God calls most men and women to the married vocation. This is a great honor and an immense challenge. To fulfill this marvelous calling we need Christ’s help; we need his Spirit’s power.

- Saint Jerome from online sources (B1653, 1 volume): Short Biographical Sketches on the patron saint of libraries.

- Living As Missionary Disciples: A Resource for Evangelization Leaderhip from USCCB (B1656, 1 volume): Provides dioceses and parishes and other church ministries with a road map to “new paths for the Church’s journey” of evangelization. Offers principles that dioceses and parishes can apply to their efforts in evangelization and missionary discipleship.

- Reflections: The Life and Writings of a Young Blind Woman in Post Revolutionary France by Therese-Adele Husson (B1658, 2 volumes): Therese-Adele Husson, a young blind woman from provincial France, wrote an audacious manifesto about her life, French society, and her hopes for the future in the years following the Revolution and before the invention of braille.

- True Devotion to Mary by Eddie Doherty (B1659, 2 volumes): Provides meditations and exercises which can bring you a life lived more closely in conformance with the teachings of Jesus Christ, through the emulation of the perfect virtues and example of his mother, Mary.

- I Want to See: What the Story of Blind Bartimaeus Teaches Us about Fear, Surrender and Walking the Path to Joy by Roc O’Connor, SJ (B1660, 2 volumes): In his inspiring and lucid exploration of the gospel, O’Connor shows us how Bartimaeus sits not only at the roadside but at the center of everything Mark wants us to know about being a disciple of Jesus. Bartimaeus knows he is blind and living in poverty and despair. And in knowing this, he cries out for help and ends up following Jesus on the path to life.

- The Proverbs Explained: A Blueprint for Christian Living by Father Mitch Pacwa (B1661, 2 volumes): Fr. Mitch Pacwa does a fantastic job of organizing and explaining the inspired words of Sacred Scripture. This book should be on the shelf of anyone wanting solid biblical guidance on family life, money-matters, business ethics, chastity, growth in virtue, and a host of other topics relevant to everyday life.

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