NEW AND FORTHCOMING FROM AVE MARIA PRESS

  • Sacred Reading for Lent 2016
  • Divine Mercy for Moms
  • Room 24
  • Lord of the World
  • My Badass Book of Saints
  • Remembering God's Mercy
  • To Heal, Proclaim, and Teach
  • Our Lady, Undoer of Knots
  • One Ordinary Sunday
  • New Testament Basics for Catholics
  • Transformed by God’s Word
  • Redeeming Conflict
  • Illuminating the Way
  • Befriending Silence
  • The Enthusiast
  • The Four Keys to Everlasting Love
  • Keep Your Kids Catholic
  • Seasons in My Garden
  • Hidden in God
  • Intimate Graces
  • Sacred Reading
Lord of the World

THE DYSTOPIAN NOVEL POPE FRANCIS SAYS YOU SHOULD READ

Lord of the World

In an airplane news conference on his return from the Philippines in January 2015, Pope Francis mentioned Robert Hugh Benson’s Lord of the World and said, “I advise you to read it.” This 1907 futuristic narrative has been hailed as the finest work of this unsung, but influential author and son of the Archbishop of Canterbury whose conversion to Catholicism rocked the Church of England in 1903. The compelling book includes a new introduction, a biography of Benson, and a theological reflection.

Read the first chapter here

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My Badass Book of Saints

24 HOLY WOMEN WITH EXTRAORDINARY STORIES OF COURAGE

My Badass Book of Saints

In My Badass Book of SaintsMaria Johnson presents remarkable holy women and saints—including the gun-toting Servant of God Sr. Blandina Segal, who tried to turn the heart of Billy the Kid; and Nazi resister Irena Sendler, who helped smuggle children out of the Warsaw Ghetto during World War II—in a way that brings their vivid personalities to life and helps readers live out the challenges of their lives with virtue and conviction.

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Everyone's Way of the Cross

RENOWNED BESTSELLER

Everyone's Way of the Cross

Clarence Enzler’s perennially bestselling Stations of the Cross booklet has sold more than 3 million copies since it was first published in 1970 and is now updated with fresh, bold artwork. 

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NEW, PERSONAL PRAYER GUIDE

Stations of the Cross with the Eucharistic Heart of Jesus

Stations of the Cross with the Eucharistic Heart of Jesus
Apostleship of Prayer
William Prospero, S.J.
$5.95
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Divine Mercy for Moms

A PERFECT RESOURCE FOR MOMS DURING THE YEAR OF MERCY

Divine Mercy for Moms

Divine Mercy for Moms invites mothers to explore and deepen their personal devotion to Divine Mercy during the Jubilee Year of Mercy. Originating in the early twentieth century, the Divine Mercy devotion of St. Faustina Kowalska is one of the most celebrated of all Catholic devotions. In Divine Mercy for Moms, Michele Faehnle and Emily Jaminet break open the history, practices, and prayers associated with the devotion, guiding busy moms to receive God’s message of Divine Mercy and pass it on to others through their words, deeds, and prayers.

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Room 24

THE ENERGY AND ENTHUSIASM TO EVANGELIZE OUR YOUTH

Room 24

Five years after she graduated from high school, teacher, youth minister, and sought-after speaker Katie Prejean returned to her alma mater in Lake Charles, Louisiana, to teach freshman theology. Her frequent mistakes and occasional successes with her students in room 24 taught Prejean how to evangelize young people by building relationships in joyful, humble, and prayerful ways. Likewise, Prejean determined that the power of inviting conversation, welcoming questions, and witnessing to faith through personal stories engages students and helps them fall in love with Jesus.

Read a sample of her story

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Remembering God's Mercy

PERSONAL SPIRITUAL REFLECTION DURING THE YEAR OF MERCY

Remembering God's Mercy

In the first book to explore how memories impact and are affected by faith, bestselling author Dawn Eden offers a guide to the process she used to heal the pain of her past. Through her own story, as well as the examples of St. Ignatius of Loyola, St. Peter Faber, and Pope Francis, she shows how the mercy of God, who holds all of events of our life in his own memory, can bring you healing and inner peace.

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Transformed by God’s Word

EXPERIENCE THE ANCIENT PRACTICES OF LECTIO AND VISIO DIVINA

Transformed by God’s Word

Bestselling author and biblical scholar Stephen J. Binz presents the first book to combine the ancient Western practice of lectio divina (sacred reading) with the lesser-known Eastern Orthodox tradition of visio divina (sacred seeing). Binz offers a life-changing way to pray through twenty gospel readings paired with beautiful, never-before-published contemporary icons.

Check out the list of Gospel readings you can explore

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Sacred Reading

NEW 2016 PRAYER BOOK BASED ON LECTIO DIVINA

Sacred Reading

Lectio divina is a traditional prayer practice that has been growing in popularity. Inspired by the traditions of Ignatian spirituality, the Sacred Reading series by the Apostleship of Prayer—an international Jesuit prayer ministry—is a unique guide to the use of lectio divinia through a simple, six-step process that provides a prayerful and imaginative exploration of the daily Gospel readings and helps readers look for application in their own lives.

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New Testament Basics for Catholics

NEW FROM JOHN BERGSMA!

New Testament Basics for Catholics

Using simple illustrations and the same clear, conversational style that characterized his earlier book, John Bergsma introduces four of the most important writers in the New Testament: Matthew, Luke, Paul, and John.

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NEW CHAPTER ON REVELATION

Bible Basics for Catholics

Bible Basics for Catholics

John Bergsma’s popular Bible Basics for Catholics has sold more than 60,000 copies. A new chapter for this edition relates the book of Revelation to the Old Testament.

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Intimate Graces

MARRIAGE & THE YEAR OF MERCY

Intimate Graces

In Intimate Graces, bestselling author and Catholic media personality Teresa Tomeo and her husband, Dominick Pastore, invite couples to enrich their marriages by practicing the fourteen Spiritual and Corporal Works of Mercy. Through their own story and that of other married couples, Tomeo and Pastore demonstrate how reciprocating the works of mercy brings out the best in a marriage.

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BOOKS FOR LENT 2016

  • Sacred Reading for Lent 2016
  • The Living Gospel: Daily Devotions for Lent 2016
  • Everyone's Way of the Cross
  • Bringing Lent Home with Pope Francis
  • Stations of the Cross with the Eucharistic Heart of Jesus
  • Lent and Holy Week
  • Simplifying the Soul
  • Bringing Lent Home with St. John Paul II
  • Bringing Lent Home with St. Thérèse of Lisieux
  • Bringing Lent Home with Mother Teresa
  • Open Our Hearts
  • The Gift of the Cross
  • You Have Redeemed the World

PICK YOUR WEDDING READINGS

Together for Life

Together for Life
Joseph M. Champlin
Peter A. Jarret, C.S.C.
$4.50
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NEW FOR LENT 2016

Sacred Reading for Lent 2016

Sacred Reading for Lent 2016
Apostleship of Prayer
Douglas Leonard
$1.00
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