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Take Five

Take Five

One Hundred Meditations to De-Stress Your Days 

Author: Joseph M. Champlin

Price: $10.95

Format: Paperback

Pages: 128

Trim size: 5 x 7 inches

ISBN: 978-1-933495-04-0

Imprint: Sorin Books

On-sale date: September 1, 2006

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Pairing anecdotes from everyday life with a spiritual suggestion and scriptural thought, Take Five offers readers 100 spiritual reflections, a refreshing gift for our fast-paced, hectic lives. These brief meditations invite readers to focus on the seemingly little things in life, which often take on great significance in the quest for inner peace.

This book, and its companion, Slow Down, were adapted from a series of popular radio messages that Fr. Champlin recorded. Click the "Extras" tab to hear some sample broadcasts.


"Will surely nourish the soul."

"Logic tells me that taking five minutes a day to focus on Father Champlin's true stories, linked to the eternal truths of the scriptures, will surely nourish the soul. With Take Five, Father Champlin shows how to de-stress your day."

Dave Brubeck

"Wonderful, insightful, mature."

"Joseph Champlin at his best! Wonderful, insightful, mature. Like a good prophet, he challenges and soothes all at the same time. You'll be comforted and challenged; you'll laugh and cry; and you'll be glad that this book found you."

Ronald Rolheiser, O.M.I.


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  • Letting Go So We Can Grow

  • Joy

  • Nature's Laws and Biblical Teaching

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