Educational Books

Praying the Rosary with Pope Francis

Praying the Rosary with Pope Francis

by USCCB Publishing
$8.95

Praying the Rosary with Pope Francis is an easy-to-carry booklet of meditations, exclusively available from the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops.

This booklet offers meditations by Pope Francis on the twenty mysteries of the Rosary and the life of Jesus and Mary. Immerse yourself in the Joyful, Sorrowful, Glorious, and Luminous Mysteries of the Rosary with scripture passages and easy-to-understand reflections from our Holy Father. Each mystery is accompanied by beautiful, full-page color illustrations. This convenient booklet fits easily into a pocket or purse and makes a perfect gift. 

Product Code: 7-476 
ISBN: 
978-1-60137-476-9

Pages: 76

Binding Information: Paperback  
Pages: 
76 
Size: 
4" X 6" X 1/4" 
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Catechism of the Catholic Church

Catechism of the Catholic Church

by USCCB Publishing
$27.95

The full, complete exposition of Catholic doctrine, this second edition of the international bestseller has been significantly expanded, enhancing both its content and usability. Revised in accordance with the official Latin text promulgated by Pope John Paul II in 1997, the second edition now includes more than a hundred additional pages, offering such new features as a glossary of terms, an index of citations from sources and in-brief texts on core teachings. The essential elements of faith are presented in the most understandable manner, enabling everyone to read and know what the Church professes, celebrates, lives, and prays in her daily life. The first new compendium in more than 400 years, the second edition of the Catechism stands, in the words of Pope John Paul II, as "a sure norm for teaching the faith" and an "authentic reference text."

Product Code: 5-110 
ISBN: 
978-1-57455-110-5

Pages: 920

Binding Information: Perfect Bound Paperback  
Pages: 
920 
Size: 
6.0" X 9.0" X 2" 
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Catholic Household Blessings and Prayers

Catholic Household Blessings and Prayers

by USCCB Publishing
$27.95

Catholic Household Blessings and Prayers is a family resource for exploring the Catholic tradition of prayer.

 

Families will use Catholic Household Blessings and Prayers to

  • Learn essential prayers that Catholics need to know by memory
  • Practice the simple form of the Liturgy of the Hours
  • Celebrate the feasts and seasons of the Church year in ritual and prayer
  • Bless the advent wreath, Christmas crèche, and Easter foods
  • Lead grace before and after meals
  • Pray for family members
  • Bless the home before a move and in times of trouble

Now in paperback, Catholic Household Blessings and Prayers brings solace, joy, and hope in God's mercy to families.

Give Catholic Household Blessings and Prayers to

  • Families, especially those with children
  • Newlyweds
  • Young parents in baptismal preparation classes

Product Code: 7-046 
ISBN: 
978-1-60137-046-4

Pages: 528
Binding Information: Paperback  
Pages: 
528 
Size: 
6" X 9" Inches 
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Pocket Gospels and Acts of the Apostles

by USCCB Publishing
$8.95
Carry the Pocket Gospels and Acts of the Apostles with you, and keep the Word of God as your constant guide and inspiration!

In April, Pope Francis handed out thousands of pocket-sized copies of the Gospels and Acts. He asked the faithful to read a passage every day, saying, "This is the word of Jesus!"

This small pocket-sized book, with a durable Kivar cover, has the four Gospels and the Acts of the Apostles with a beautiful Italian fresco on the cover just like the Pope's! Take it with you and read it anytime you have a few minutes during the day. On the bus! Waiting for an appointment! Anytime!

Product Code: 7-481 
ISBN: 
978-1-60137-481-3

Pages: 516

Binding Information: Paperback  
Pages: 
516 
Size: 
6" X 4" X 1/4" 
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YOUCAT is short for Youth Catechism of the Catholic Church, which will be launched on World Youth Day. Developed with the help of young Catholics and written for high-school age people and young adults, YOUCAT is an accessible, contemporary expression of the Catholic Faith. The appealing graphic format includes Questions-and-Answers, highly-readable commentary, summary definitions of key terms, Bible citations and inspiring and thought-provoking quotes from Saints and others in the margins. What's more, YOUCAT is keyed to the Catechism of the Catholic Church, so people can go deeper. It explains: 

What Catholics believe and why (doctrine)
How Catholics celebrate the mysteries of the faith (sacraments)
How Catholics are to live (moral life)
How they should pray (prayer and spirituality)

The questions are direct and honest, even at times tough; the answers straightforward, relevant, and compelling. YOUCAT will likely become the "go-to" place for young people to learn the truth about the Catholic faith.

Pope Benedict XVI on the YOUCAT project:

"Dear young friends!
Today I recommend for your reading an unusual book....Should we not attempt to translate the Catechism of the Catholic Church into the language of young people? Should we not bring its great riches into the world of today's youth? Of course, there are many differences even among the youth of today's world. And so now, under the capable direction of the Archbishop of Vienna, Christoph Cardinal Schoenborn, YOUCAT has been produced for young people. I hope that many young people will let themselves be fascinated by this book.

Many people say to me: The youth of today are not interested in this. I disagree, and I am certain that I am right. The youth of today are not as superficial as some think. They want to know what life is all about....This book is exciting because it speaks of our own destiny and so deeply engages every one of use.

So I invite you: Study this Catechism! That is my heartfelt desire. This catechism was not written to please you. It will not make life easy for you, because it demands of you a new life. It places before you the Gospel message as the "pearl of great value" (Mt 13:45) for which you must give everything. So I beg you: Study this Catechism with passion and perseverance. Make a sacrifice of your time for it! Study it in the quiet of your room; read it with a friend; form study groups and networks; share with each other on the Internet. By all means continue to talk with each other about your faith...."

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YOUCAT Confirmation: Student Book

by Ignatius Press
$13.97

Written for the candidates in junior high and high school (or older), this YOUCAT Confirmation book provides in-depth preparation for receiving the Sacrament of Confirmation. Designed in the same popular format as the best-selling YOUCAT, this book has interesting, lively text on many spiritual topics and themes to help the student be well prepared to receive the Sacrament. It also includes many good questions throughout the book that youth ask about the faith, God, Jesus, the Church, etc., and the answers are cross referenced with either the Bible or with YOUCAT.

Among the topics covered are: Why the World is Broken, Jesus-More than a Mere Man, In Search of the Holy Spirit, Prayer-Staying in Touch with God, The Church, Eucharist, Confession, the Rite of Confirmation, and more. Like Youcat, the creative design includes many fun illustrations, color pictures, quotes from saints, popes and scripture, and the favorite “moving stick figures” at the bottom of each page.

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YOUCAT Study Guide

by Ignatius Press
$8.97

The tremendously popular, global Catholic youth phenomenon YOUCAT--Youth Catechism of the Catholic Church--now has an easy-to-use companion study guide. Aimed at helping readers to get the most out of YOUCAT, the YOUCAT Study Guide features 35 topics based on the catechism. Each topic has a brief introduction (Behind YOUCAT); short questions on YOUCAT's coverage of the topic (What does YOUCAT say?); a section on Scripture (What Does the Bible Say?); discussion questions based on YOUCAT (YOU Chat); a brief reflection on the YOUCAT material covered (YOU Reflect); and a set of ideas for action (YOUCAT Challenge). Each topic relates the material of YOUCAT in one of the four pillars of the catechism--the Creed, the Sacraments, Morality, and Prayer. And each topic includes space for readers to "journal" their thoughts while reading through YOUCAT.

The YOUCAT Study Guide is excellent for classroom use, youth group discussions, or personal study. The Study Guide is designed in such a way that the sections of the topics are module--they can all be used or leaders can select sections to use as time or interest permits. Written by people experienced with youth ministry and education, YOUCAT Study Guide helps young people go even deeper into their faith using YOUCAT!

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Illustrated Book Of Mary

by Hirten
$14.95

224 Page Full Color Book of Mary Featuring Rosary Novenas, Marian Prayers, Apparitions & Much More.

4 3/4' x 6 3/4'

Essential Guide to the Holy Bible

Essential Guide to the Holy Bible

by USCCB Publishing
$7.95

Essential Guide to the Holy Bible Discover the Bible's extraordinary history, its worldwide scope, and its appeal as the "inspired word" of God in this new offering from the Vatican. Learn more about interpreting, understanding, and using it through selected stories and events. Unique sidebars cover different topics including (1) languages used in the Bible, (2) historical sources, (3) canon of the sacred books (4) related internet sites, (5) and apocryphal books of the Bible that still intrigue and make for great conversation and debate.

Product Code: 7-066 
ISBN: 
978-1-60137-066-2

Pages: 100

Binding Information: Paperback  
Pages: 
100 
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For the first time in print, you can now own a collection of books from Pope Francis himself.

Pope Francis has captured the attention of the world with his simple ways, humbleness, and love for the poor and sick. With the Simple Wisdom of Pope Francis, be transported to St. Peter's Square and listen to his teachings as he presents simple and profound insights for our modern times

Product Code: 7-442 
ISBN: 
978-1-60137-442-4

Pages: 72

Binding Information: Paperback  
Pages: 
72 
Size: 
5" X 7" X 1/4" 
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Illustrated Book Of Jesus

by Hirten
$14.95

224 Page Full Color Book of Jesus Featuring Stations of the Cross, Novenas, Life of Christ, Prayers, & Much More

4 3/4' x 6 3/4'

Splendors of the Rosary

Splendors of the Rosary

by Ignatius Press
$19.95

A beautifully designed volume that celebrates the 20 mysteries of the Rosary with glorious art, meditations, scripture and prayers. Gorgeous reproductions of classic paintings and illuminations throughout the book help the reader to visualize each mystery and aid in contemplation. The lavish art and the beautiful spiritual readings on the mysteries will dispose the reader to receive many graces of faith that pour forth from the Rosary prayer. With commentary on each masterpiece of sacred art, this is a splendid coffee table art book, and a beautiful keepsake to return to for inspiration and prayer throughout the year. A perfect gift book for Christmas!

Ignatius Press

ISBN: 9781936260447
Hardback; English 
Pages 112
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224 Page Full Color Book of Saints Featuring Saint Biographies & Prayers

4 3/4'x 6 3/4'

Ignatius Bible (Compact) (Leather Cover)

Ignatius Bible (Compact) (Leather Cover)

by Ignatius Press
$32.97
An elegant, beautifully crafted compact edition of the popular Ignatius Bible, RSV Catholic version. At only 4.5”x 6.5”, it’s easy to pack when on the move, yet features readable type, along with other special features including:

• Duradera Burgundy Zipper
• Miraculous medal on zipper pull
• Gold-gilded pages
• Presentation section
• "Dei Verbum" document
• Special prayers and devotions
• Beautiful gift box
• Bonded leather covers
• Handsome, top-quality compact edition of very popular RSV Catholic Bible, also known as “The Ignatius Bible”.
• The many special features make this Bible a great gift.
• Compact size permits easy personal reading, at home or on the go.
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Introduction to the Order of Mass

by USCCB Publishing
$11.95

A Pastoral Resource of the Bishops' Committee on the Liturgy Committee on the Liturgy

An essential resource for "liturgical formation of the People of God," Introduction to the Order of Mass offers a detailed guide to the celebration of Mass, from introductory to concluding rites. An accompaniment to the General Instruction of the Roman Missal, the pastoral Introduction provides scriptural and historical context for the acts, objects, materials, symbols, rites, and prayers of the Mass-and in so doing helps all reach fuller and more active participation. As the Introduction makes clear, the celebration of Mass is "the work of the whole body of Christ; the ministers and other members of the congregation have a part in the action and a contribution to make." Whether a priest or deacon, lector or liturgical musician, server, usher, or among the gathered assembly, Introduction to the Order of Mass provides the insight, guidance, and specific suggestions on how each may enrich his understanding and participation in that most glorious of celebrations, "for the good of the whole and for the glory of God."

 

Product Code: 5-544 
ISBN: 
978-1-57455-544-8

Pages: 113

Binding Information:Perfect Bound Paperback  

Pages: 113 
Size: 
6.0" X 9.0" Inches 
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United States Catholic Catechism for Adults

by USCCB Publishing
$27.95
The presence of the Catholic Church in the United States reaches back to the founding days of our country through the leadership of Archbishop John Carroll, the first Catholic bishop in the United States. His story, like other stories at the start of the chapters in the United States Catholic Catechism for Adults, gives us a glimpse into the lives of Catholics who lived out their faith throughout our country's history. Each chapter in the United States Catholic Catechism for Adults includes stories, doctrine, reflections, quotations, discussion questions, and prayers to lead the reader to a deepening faith. The United States Catholic Catechism for Adults is an excellent resource for preparation of catechumens in the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults and for ongoing catechesis of adults.

The United States Catholic Catechism for Adults is an aid and a guide for individuals and small groups to deepen their faith. The online resources listed at the left provide suggestions on how to use the United States Catholic Catechism for Adults effectively in the home and parish.

Product Code: 5-450 
ISBN: 
978-1-57455-450-2

Pages: 637

Binding Information: Paperback  
Pages: 
637 
Size: 
6" X 9" X 1 1/2" 
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his 200-page volume offers a clear synopsis of the essential contents of the faith as promulgated in the Catechism of the Catholic Church in 598 questions and answers. Like the 1992 Catechism, the Compendium has a four-part structure and includes a section on common prayers and Catholic doctrinal formulas. Because of the question-and-answer format, catechetical leaders-parents, pastors, teachers, principals, and catechists-have a unique opportunity to dialogue with the faithful and to reinvigorate the Church's ongoing mission of evangelization and catechesis. Individuals can come "to know the unfathomable riches of the salvific mystery of Jesus Christ" by reading, using, and memorizing parts of the Compendium of the Catechism. An essential tool for youth and young adults, the Compendium is the perfect compatnon to a youth's or young adult's Bible, spiritual reading, or textbook. Catechetical leaders in high schools, colleges, and parishes will appreciate its vitality-as a reference book, discussion starter, or core resource for RCIA programs.

Product Code: 5-720 
ISBN: 
978-1-57455-720-6

Pages: 224

Binding Information: Perfect Bound Paperback  
Pages: 
224 
Size: 
6" X 9" X 1/4" 
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Essential Guide to Knowing the Faith

by USCCB Publishing
$7.95

Prayers and Truth of the Catholic Church

Essential truths about the Word of God that nourishes and enlightens and the Catechism, which presents in a unified, systematic way everything that a Christian must believe in order to live the faith

Has space on pages  for personal reflection

Product Code: 7-146 
ISBN: 
978-1-60137-146-1

Pages: 66

Binding Information: Paperback   Large print
Pages: 
66 
Size: 
5" X 7" X 1/4" 
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For the first time in print, you can now own a collection of books from Pope Francis himself.

Pope Francis has captured the attention of the world with his simple ways, humbleness, and love for the poor and sick. With the Simple Wisdom of Pope Francis, be transported to St. Peter's Square and listen to his teachings as he presents simple and profound insights for our modern times.

Product Code: 7-452 
ISBN: 
978-1-60137-452-3

Pages: 78

Binding Information: Paperback  
Pages: 
78 
Size: 
5" X 7" X 1/4" 
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The Complete Edition 

Prayer is essential to the life of faith. In this superb book, based on Pope Benedict's weekly teaching, he examines the foundational principles of the life of prayer. Believers of various backgrounds and experience in prayer-from beginners to spiritually advanced-will be enriched by this spiritual masterpiece.

Benedict begins considering what we can learn from the examples of prayer found in a wide range of cultures and eras. Next, he turns to the Bible's teaching about prayer, beginning with Abraham and moving though Moses, the prophets, the Psalms to the example of Jesus. With Jesus Christ, Pope Benedict considers not only the Lord's teaching about prayer, but also his example of how to pray, including the Our Father, his prayers in the Garden of Gethsemane, and prayers on the Cross. The prayers of Mary, the Mother of Jesus, and the early Church are also explored. Benedict also draws on insights from spiritual masters, the saints, and the Church's liturgy. He challenges readers to live their relationships with God "even more intensely, as it were, at a ‘school of prayer'." 

Although Benedict provides a sweeping survey of great figures of prayer, his discussion centers on Jesus Christ and even invokes him in the study of prayer. "It is in fact in Jesus," writes Benedict, "that man becomes able to approach God in the depth and intimacy of the relationship of fatherhood and sonship. Together with the first disciples, let us now turn with humble trust to the Teacher and ask him: ‘Lord, teach us to pray' (Lk 11:1)."

The Revised Standard Version of the Bible is acclaimed by many as the clearest, most accurate and most beautiful modern translation of the Bible. This large print version, in a deluxe bonded leather edition, with many other special features, makes this popular yet beautiful Bible translation more accessible and appealing to a wider reading audience. Among those features are the lovely gift box it comes in. 

The Large Print Edition is the perfect option for devotional reading for those who prefer larger print, have impaired vision, or are reading from a lectern. It features large, clear type and additional materials of interest to all readers. 

The RSV Catholic Edition remains the translation used in official Church documents and served as the basis for the scriptural text used in the Catechism of the Catholic Church

SPECIAL FEATURES
•Special section that gives the Lectionary readings so people who can’t make it to Mass can look up the passages
•Extra large, 13.5 point type, one of the largest type sizes available in a bible today
•A section of Prayers and Devotions of the Catholic Church that will be familiar to all Catholics
•A 16-page map section
•An 8-page Presentation and Family History section
•Ribbon Marker
•Deluxe Gift Box
•Gold-gilded pages
•Deluxe Leather edition

Unbelievers, doubters and skeptics continue to attack the truths of Christianity. Handbook of Catholic Apologetics is the only book that categorizes and summarizes all the major arguments in support of the main Christian beliefs, including key distinctively Catholic doctrines. Also included is a Protestant-friendly treatment of Catholic-Protestant issues. The Catholic answers to Protestant questions show how Catholicism is the fullness of the Christian faith.

An expanded, Catholic edition of the popular book Handbook of Christian Apologetics, Handbook of Catholic Apologetics is full of the wisdom and wit, clarity and insight of philosophers Peter Kreeft and Ronald Tacelli. This is an informative and valuable guidebook for anyone looking for answers to questions of faith and reason. Whether you are asking the questions yourself or want to respond to others who are, here is the resource you have been waiting for.

Topics include:

 

  • faith and reason 
  • the existence of God 
  • God's nature 
  • creation and evolution 
  • providence and free will
  • miracles 
  • problem of evil 
  • Bible's historical reliability 
  • divinity of Christ 
  • Christ’s resurrection 
  • life after death 
  • heaven, hell, purgatory 
  • salvation 
  • Christianity and other religions 
  • objective truth 
  • Sacramentalism 
  • The Eucharist and the Real Presence of Jesus 
  • Mary’s role in the Christian order 
  • The authority of the Church 
  • Communion of saints 
  • Faith and works 
  • Catholicism as Complete Christianity
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    The Catholic Church is the longest-enduring institution in the world. Beginning with the first Christians and continuing in our present day, the Church has been planted in every nation on earth.

    The Catholic Church claims Jesus Christ himself as her founder, and in spite of heresy from within and hostility from without, she remains in the twenty-first century the steadfast guardian of belief in his life, death, and resurrection. The teachings and redemptive works of Jesus as told in the Gospels are expressed by the Church in a coherent and consistent body of doctrine, the likes of which cannot be found in any other Christian body.

    The history of the Catholic Church is long, complicated, and fascinating, and in this book it is expertly and ably told by historian James Hitchcock. As in the parable of Christ about the weeds that were sown in a field of wheat, evil and good have grown together in the Church from the start, as Hitchcock honestly records. He brings before us the many characters--some noble, some notorious--who have left an indelible mark on the Church, while never losing sight of the saints, who have given living testimony to the salvific power of Christ in every age.

    This ambitious work is comprehensive in its scope and in incisive in its understanding, a valuable addition to any school or home library.

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    Youcat: Youth Prayer Book

    by Ignatius Press
    $15.97
    The internationally best-selling book, YOUCAT - The Youth Catechism of the Catholic Church, explained to young people the meaning of their faith in language, style and design that has appealed greatly to them. Now YOUCAT - The Youth Prayer Book, helps them to live their faith and deepen their spiritual lives.

    The book includes modern, new prayers, along with traditional prayers, and the time-honored prayers of Holy Scripture. It also gives a lot of practical advice on how to pray: in the morning, in the evening, and in between; in sorrow or in joy. The prayer book is illustrated with many photos of young people from all over the world.