Whether you are organizing a small group or hoping to provide your entire parish with copies of great books for spiritual growth, the Ave Maria Press Parish Book Program may be right for you. Order 20 copies or more of any of the books below and get them for as low as $2.00 each! 

Use the promo code BOOKPROGRAM when you place your order for any of the following: 

Walking Together 

In Walking Together: Discovering the Catholic Tradition of Spiritual Friendship, author, journalist, and speaker Mary DeTurris Poust examines rich and nurturing examples of spiritual friendship from well-known saints, writers, and spiritual Catholic leaders who serve as exemplars for cultivating meaningful Catholic friendship in a world of Twitter and Facebook.

List Price: $13.95 
Book Program Price: $2.50 

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When Saint Francis Saved the Church (Hardcover) 

Jon M. Sweeney, author of numerous popular books on St. Francis as well as the recent bestseller The Pope Who Quit, offers a surprising new look at the world’s most popular saint, showing how this beloved, but often-mythologized character created a spiritual vision for the ages and may very well have rescued the Christian faith.   

List Price: $22.00
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Praying Our Lives  

Praying Our Lives: A Woman's Treasury of Catholic Prayer is a comprehensive and deeply intimate prayer book meant to empower women to understand and live their Catholic faith through a deeper connection to their spiritual heritage. 

List Price: $17.95
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Seven Deadly Sins  

Sloth, envy, gluttony, greed, anger, lust, and pride: when and how were they first identified? Who grouped them together? Can we truly resist their pull? Renowned theologian Lawrence Cunningham explores these questions and others in his book, The Seven Deadly Sins: A Visitor's Guide.

List Price: $12.95
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Things Seen and Unseen 

Scholarly, popular, and personal in equal amounts, Things Seen and Unseen inspires readers with Lawrence Cunningham's deep love for and steadfast devotion to the Church.

List Price: $20.00 
Book Program Price: $4.00

 

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Still Point  

In Still Point: Loss, Longing and Our Search for God Franciscan University professor, popular speaker, and prolific author Regis Martin tells how the deaths of his mother and brother pushed him to reconcile the theology he teaches with the lived experience of faith.

List Price: $11.95 
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The Messy Quest for Meaning 

The Messy Quest for Meaning is one of the first books to tap into the wisdom of the Catholic spiritual tradition to help readers discern a vocation that will not only provide them with a livelihood but also just might help save their lives.

List Price: $14.95 
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A Willing Heart 

Part spiritual memoir and part exhortation, A Willing Heart: How to Serve When You Think You Can't is for anyone who feels overwhelmed at the prospect of one more item on the weekly calendar, and for those who worry that they might not have much to offer. 

List Price: $13.95 
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Charism of Priestly Celibacy 

The Charism of Priestly Celibacy: Biblical, Theological, and Pastoral Reflections, a timely collection of reflections on priestly celibacy, explores its biblical, historical, and theological roots and affirms what current studies of priests reflect—that despite its challenges, celibacy has been a grace for priests personally.

List Price: $15.95 
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Yes, God! 

By profiling ten men and women on their journeys to the priesthood and the convent, award-winning author Susie Lloyd discovered lessons that can be used by every parent who wants to raise faithful children—children who say “yes” to God.

List Price: $12.95 
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Prayerfulness (Hardcover) 

Blending insights from Christian contemplative practice and Buddhist mindfulness, Dr. Robert J. Wicks—well-known speaker, therapist, and spiritual guide—introduces what he calls "prayerfulness," a way of being truly in the present to experience God and life in dynamic new ways.

List Price: $20.00 
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Streams of Contentment (Hardcover) 

With over 200,000 books sold, Robert J. Wicks, the bestselling author of Riding the Dragon, applies lessons learned as a city boy spending summers on his family’s farm to the complex and hectic reality of contemporary life in Streams of Contentment

List Price: $22.95 
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Tiny Blue Lines 

For the millions of young women who find themselves unexpectedly pregnant each year, Tiny Blue Lines offers a map for navigating their way through the murky waters of being an early adult, single parent, and aspiring professional. 

List Price: $13.95 
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The Church Our Story 

The Church Our Story: Catholic Tradition, Mission, and Practice provides students with a means for understanding some of the traditional definitions of the Catholic Church.

List Price: $25.95 
Book Program Price: $5.00  

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Offer only applies to parishes ordering 20 or more copies.