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A Celtic Mass for Peace

$20.00

Composed by Guitarist Sam Guarnaccia, with Lyrics by Philip Newell, this beautiful CD was inspired by the haunting spirit of the Celtic world. Soloist: Suzanne Adam with Elizabeth Von Trapp and other choral voices. Instrumentation include Violin, Flute, Cello, Viola, Bodhran, Guitar, Whistle & Small Pipes. Tracks include: Song of the Universe, Sanctus, The Prayer of Jesus, Agnus Dei, Benedictus and Song of Peace.

A Christmas Story You’ve Never Heard

$12.00

 

 

A re-imagining of the story of the birth of Jesus, based on the simple narrative found in Luke chapter two. You have not heard this Christmas story before. Illustrated by Steve Erspamer. Cover art by Robert Lovato.

 

A New Ancient Harmony

$17.95

** A New Ancient Harmony was previously published as A New Harmony.

John Philip Newell includes a new preface introducing the reprinting of A New Harmony, retitled as A New Ancient Harmony to better reflect the nature of the book.

In a world that seems increasingly fragmented, John Philip Newell calls us to a vision of life’s essential oneness. He invites us to be part of a new harmony. In his previous book, Christ of the Celts, Newell freshly expressed the ancient Celtic vision of creation’s sacredness and unity. In that poetic treatment of the wisdom of Celtic spirituality, he pointed the way to a Christianity more integrated with the earth and with the rest of humanity. A New Ancient Harmony takes the next step forward by articulating a vision and a pathway toward transformation in our lives and world. A New Ancient Harmony communicates across the boundaries of religion and race that have separated us and honors our distinct inheritances by serving what is deeper still—the oneness of our origins and the oneness of earth’s destiny.

Newell explores the ancient harmony that is deep in the matter of the universe, the essential interconnectedness of all things. Everything, whether the expanding light of distant galaxies or humanity’s inner light of mind and consciousness, carries within itself the life of the universe’s shared beginning. With keen insight and sensitivity, he confronts the brokenness of our harmony, as individuals and families and as nations and species. Only by knowing and naming the extent and depth of our disharmony will we find the way forward. Confronting our brokenness, individually and together, is integral to the hope for healing.

Throughout the book, Newell leads us on a pathway of discovery toward transforming the way we understand ourselves. He challenges us to consider the possibilities of a new, yet ancient, harmony in our lives—as individuals, as communities, and as nations—by asking “What is the cost, both personal and collective, of releasing life’s essential oneness in radically new and transformative ways?”

 

A New Love

$16.95

 

What was it like meeting St. Paul in Corinth — seeing him work with his hands and hearing his passionate words that revealed his profound and unbreakable connection to the living Christ? And what was it like to be a girl, highly educated and gifted and in love in mid-first century, in the Greco-Roman world? You will find the answers to these questions hidden among the layers of eros and agape in A New Love.

 

A New Love is a gift shaped by solid scholarship and beautiful storytelling.” — Greg Garrett, author of The Prodigal and Entertaining Judgement

 

“Katerina Whitley has succeeded in crafting a novel which deftly portrays the earliest years of the Christian faith. The plot, while following scripture, offers a sense of real people who suffer real tragedies, whose lives are made new by the gospel. She captures a moment in history before the Bible was written, before the creeds were crafted. While reading this novel, I found myself engaged, and discovered that my own faith was quickened.” — Mary C. Earle, author of The Desert Mothers, Days of Grace, and Beginning Again

Adam Names the Animals

$17.95

Adam Names the Animals

The beautiful new children’s book by Beth Wyndham and illustrated by her sister Mary Kelly is available to ship today.

A children’s book about Adam’s romp with his new friends in paradise, as he goes about following God’s instructions to name the animals.

Delightful illustrations will capture children’s imaginations.

What’s one of the first things you do when you meet a new friend? Ask their name, of course! God gave Adam animal friends but Adam didn’t know what to call them because they didn’t yet have names. Adam was so lucky he got to be the first one to name all the animals – wouldn’t that be a great job! We don’t know exactly how Adam named them but it is fun to wonder. An I bet he played with them too, don’t you? What features in God’s creatures gave him clues for their names? What would you name them if God asked you?

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About the author:

Beth Wyndham is an Episcopal priest in San Antonio, Texas. She has spent most of her life working with children and their families. Before turning to ministry, Beth coached figure skating in Dallas, Texas. From there she became a youth minister before being ordained. She served as a school chaplain in Dallas and Associate Rector at St. Anne’s Episcopal in Desoto, Texas.

Beth served for six years at St. Tomas Episcopal Church and School in San Antonio. She is now a church planter for the Diocese of West Texas where she enjoys time with her husband, two sons, two dogs and two cats. This is her first children’s book. She is so thankful for all the curious kids she has encountered that love asking questions about God!

About the illustrator:

Mary Kelly lived in at least six states and three foreign countries growing up as a result of her father’s career in the Air Force. Mary earned her BA in Fine Arts at Brooklyn College, City University of NY. She lived in Brooklyn and Queens for almost 28 years before moving to Santa Barbara where her husband, Sean, grew up and where they still reside. She has two sons. Mary is a member of the Santa Barbara and Goleta Valley Art Associations.

An Altar In Your Heart

$17.00

The Jesus Prayer: A Simple Yet Powerful Tool in Today's Chaotic World

An Altar In Your Heart is a beautiful introduction to a prayer method that spans centuries from the 6th century to today's high-tech world. The Jesus Prayer is prayed by people from all walks of life. Read and learn about the ancient prayer that is “rooted and grounded in the Incarnation”.

 

This series of meditations by Bishop Robert B. Hibbs arises from a lifetime of study and daily use. He has the distinction of expressing profound insights in an everyday way. Bob Hibbs' book will build understanding as to why a prayer so simple, The Jesus Prayer, is used daily by millions of people all around the world.

Around a Greek Table

$24.95

Kefi, loosely translated, is the Greek sense of joy and is often found around the dinner table during large and boisterous family meals of spanakopita, keftedes (Greek meatballs), and much, much more.

 

Around a Greek Table explores the intricacies of Greek cooking and makes these once-mysterious recipes both understandable and possible. It also delves deep into stories of Greek life and kefi around the dinner table. The 100 recipes — from Oven-baked Lamb with Potatoes to Zucchini Fritters to Triple Moussaka and more — are organized around the Eastern Church’s yearly seasons, each interpreted in one of eight chapters, with historical and personal essays exploring the ancient stories that are told around Greek tables in the honored tradition of combining myths with food.

 

“Katerina’s love for cooking demonstrates her passion for life. Her recipes exemplify the warmth, tradition, and generosity of spirit found in Greek culture. This is truly a mouth-watering journey!” — Missy Watson, The Best Cellar Restaurant

 

Katerina is a native Greek who never lost her connections to Greece. Her freelance writing on Greek culture, took, and travel has appeared in the News and Observer, the Catholic Middle East and other religious journals.

Beginning Again – Audio Book

$24.99

In 1995 Mary C. Earle was hospitalized with acute pancreatitis.

Like others who suffer from serious or chronic conditions, she found that living with illness requires major adjustments in life.

Using St. Benedict’s ancient Rule – his way of ordering the life and days of religious communities – Earle explores how the concepts of stability, obedience, and conversion can help anyone live with illness.

 

 

“In this extraordinarily comforting and challenging book, Mary Earle takes the setbacks of chronic illness or disability and reframes them as powerful tools for keeping a rule of life. The ancient Benedictine ways of humility, prayer, and self-knowledge counter the urge to  rush, multitask, push and shove one’s way into the superficial busyness that so often passes for excellence in the world.”

Barbara Cawthorne Crafton, author of  Some Things You Just Have to Live With

 

 

Mary C. Earle is a spiritual director, retreat leader, writer, and Episcopal priest. She is the author of The Desert Mothers: Spiritual Practices from the Women of the Wilderness, Broken Body, Healing Spirit: Lectio Divina and Living with Illness, and the co-author of Holy Companions: Spiritual Practices from the Celtic Saints.

Beginning Again – Book

$16.95

In 1995 Mary C. Earle was hospitalized with acute pancreatitis.

Like others who suffer from serious or chronic conditions, she found that living with illness requires major adjustments in life.

Using St. Benedict’s ancient Rule – his way of ordering the life and days of religious communities – Earle explores how the concepts of stability, obedience, and conversion can help anyone live with illness.

 

 

“In this extraordinarily comforting and challenging book, Mary Earle takes the setbacks of chronic illness or disability and reframes them as powerful tools for keeping a rule of life. The ancient Benedictine ways of humility, prayer, and self-knowledge counter the urge to  rush, multitask, push and shove one’s way into the superficial busyness that so often passes for excellence in the world.”

Barbara Cawthorne Crafton, author of  Some Things You Just Have to Live With

 

 

Mary C. Earle is an Episcopal priest, poet, author, spiritual director and retreat leader. Until her retirement, she taught classes in spirituality for the Seminary of the Southwest in Austin, Texas. Mary has authored nine books; the subjects include the spirituality of living with illness, rule of life, Celtic Christian spirituality, the Desert Mothers, and Julian of Norwich. Mary has offered presentations and retreats in a variety of ecumenical settings, including conferences of the Academy for Spiritual Formation, Spiritual Directors International, the International Thomas Merton Society and hospice organizations. She has written articles for a variety of journals, including Presence: the Journal of Spiritual Directors International, Radical Grace, Reflections, and The Lutheran. She was included in the Living Spiritual Teachers project of Spirituality and Practice.

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Beginning Again – Paperback and Audio Book Set

$40.00 $25.00

For a limited time, we are offering the paperback book and Audio book together for a sale price of $25.

 

In 1995 Mary C. Earle was hospitalized with acute pancreatitis.

Like others who suffer from serious or chronic conditions, she found that living with illness requires major adjustments in life.

Using St. Benedict’s ancient Rule – his way of ordering the life and days of religious communities – Earle explores how the concepts of stability, obedience, and conversion can help anyone live with illness.

 

 

“In this extraordinarily comforting and challenging book, Mary Earle takes the setbacks of chronic illness or disability and reframes them as powerful tools for keeping a rule of life. The ancient Benedictine ways of humility, prayer, and self-knowledge counter the urge to  rush, multitask, push and shove one’s way into the superficial busyness that so often passes for excellence in the world.”

Barbara Cawthorne Crafton, author of  Some Things You Just Have to Live With

 

 

Mary C. Earle is an Episcopal priest, poet, author, spiritual director and retreat leader. Until her retirement, she taught classes in spirituality for the Seminary of the Southwest in Austin, Texas. Mary has authored nine books; the subjects include the spirituality of living with illness, rule of life, Celtic Christian spirituality, the Desert Mothers, and Julian of Norwich. Mary has offered presentations and retreats in a variety of ecumenical settings, including conferences of the Academy for Spiritual Formation, Spiritual Directors International, the International Thomas Merton Society and hospice organizations. She has written articles for a variety of journals, including Presence: the Journal of Spiritual Directors International, Radical Grace, Reflections, and The Lutheran. She was included in the Living Spiritual Teachers project of Spirituality and Practice.

Broken Body, Healing Spirit

$14.00

For centuries, Christians have turned to the Benedictine practice of lectio divina, or sacred reading, to pray the Scripture and deepen their experience of God’s presence in their lives.

 

In this gentle book, Mary Earle, who has suffered with serious illness of her own, explores how this ancient practice can be used to “read the text of our illnesses,” and, in doing so, discover God’s presence and guidance even in the midst of pain and suffering.

 

“Writing with authenticity of one who has “been there,” Mary Earle offers compassionate and practical guidance to those suffering from serious, chronic, and terminal illness. Her adaptation of the ancient Benedictine practice of lectio divina is creative and inviting: Through carefully structured exercises the sufferer is let to “read” not only Scripture but the body and the illness prayerfully. The tone of the book is warm and supportive, always aware of the physical and emotional limitations of the reader. Although it is intended primarily for the person living with illness, Broken Body, Healing Spirit is also a valuable resource for anyone ministering to the sick.” – Margaret Guenther, author, Holy Listening: The Art of Spiritual Direction.

 

Mary C. Earle is an Episcopal priest, poet, author, spiritual director and retreat leader. Until her retirement, she taught classes in spirituality for the Seminary of the Southwest in Austin, Texas. Mary has authored nine books; the subjects include the spirituality of living with illness, rule of life, Celtic Christian spirituality, the Desert Mothers, and Julian of Norwich. Mary has offered presentations and retreats in a variety of ecumenical settings, including conferences of the Academy for Spiritual Formation, Spiritual Directors International, the International Thomas Merton Society and hospice organizations. She has written articles for a variety of journals, including Presence: the Journal of Spiritual Directors International, Radical Grace, Reflections, and The Lutheran. She was included in the Living Spiritual Teachers project of Spirituality and Practice.

Celtic Benediction

$18.00

A book of morning and night prayer illuminated with beautiful artwork from the 7th-century Lindisfarne Gospels. A new expression of an ancient tradition.

(Reader Review: ‘The poetry of this book speaks directly to the human heart.’)

 

Celtic Christian Spirituality

$16.99

The Celtic Christians beheld the world around them and perceived the divine life of God as upholding every aspect of the material universe. Their prayers and poems, their liturgies and theological interpretations give Christians a sense of faith that is confident in a merciful and infinitely creative, healing God.

 

In this introduction to Celtic Christian spirituality, Mary Earle presents primary texts from the Celtic Christian tradition — selections from the works of Pelagius, Eriugena and St. Patrick, as well as prayers and poems from Wales, the Outer Hebrides and Ireland. These essential writings direct humanity to read the “book of creation” as well as the Bible, and call us to remember that “matter matters.” Earle’s engaging facing-page commentary explores how faithful Christians and spiritual seekers can take inspiration from this lively tradition’s ways of embodying and living the gospel. Topics include:

  • Creation
  • Daily life and work
  • Incarnation
  • Pilgrimage
  • Blessing
  • Social justice
  • Prayer

 

“With uncanny grace and deftness… [weaves] the soul-wrenching beauty of Celtic spirituality and the joy of contextual understanding into a seamless and deeply satisfying whole. The result, like the biblical Psalter itself, is a loving companion for all the times and seasons of our lives.” – Phyllis Tickle, compiler, The Divine Hours

 

Mary C. Earle is an Episcopal priest, poet, author, spiritual director and retreat leader. Until her retirement, she taught classes in spirituality for the Seminary of the Southwest in Austin, Texas. Mary has authored nine books; the subjects include the spirituality of living with illness, rule of life, Celtic Christian spirituality, the Desert Mothers, and Julian of Norwich. Mary has offered presentations and retreats in a variety of ecumenical settings, including conferences of the Academy for Spiritual Formation, Spiritual Directors International, the International Thomas Merton Society and hospice organizations. She has written articles for a variety of journals, including Presence: the Journal of Spiritual Directors International, Radical Grace, Reflections, and The Lutheran. She was included in the Living Spiritual Teachers project of Spirituality and Practice.

Celtic Prayers from Iona

$16.95

A weekly cycle of prayer from Iona Abbey in the Western Isles of Scotland, reflecting the spirituality and justice concerns of the modern-day Iona Community.

(Reader Review: ‘A particularly lovely incarnation of the Celtic spirituality that so many of us have come to appreciate.’)

Celtic Treasure

$22.00

A daily pattern of scripture and prayer illuminated with artwork from the Book of Kells alongside the simplicity of children’s Celtic artwork today.

(Reader Review: ‘This little book is an absolute gem’)

 

Chanting for Peace: Praying with the Earth Meditative Chants & Prayers

$20.00

John Philip Newell
with soloist Suzanne Butler

The perfect compliment to John Philip Newell’s “Praying with the Earth: A Prayerbook for Peace”, this audio CD invites and inspires us to live as those whose hearts yearn for peace.

 

We as Jews, Christians, and Muslims share a common spiritual descent, yet painful divisions between us lie at the center of much conflict and war in the world today. “Chanting for Peace: Meditative Chants and Prayers” brings to life the morning and evening prayers from “Praying with the Earth” that honor each of these traditions.

 

The chants, sung in English, have a descant in the original language from the three households of Abraham, Sarah and Hagar. The words are selections from the Quran, the Hebrew Scriptures and the Words of Jesus and are interwoven with prayers by John Philip Newell. The soloist and music director is Suzanne Butler who was featured on Newell’s previous chant CD, Sounds of the Eternal. The composer, Linda Larkin, is from Santa Fe. Spoken prayers are from John Philip’s “Praying with the Earth”.