Higher Education

Higher Education

What Is Ignatian Spirituality?

DAVID FLEMING, SJ

In What Is Ignatian Spirituality? St. Ignatius and the key elements of his teachings are brought to life by David Fleming, SJ. This highly accessible summary of the key elements of the spirituality of St. Ignatius includes a look at contemplative prayer, discernment, and what it means to be actively involved in service and mission. Fleming thoughtfully explains Ignatian spirituality and how this centuries-old method of disciplined reflection can deepen our own spiritual lives and guide the everyday decisions we make.

ENGLISH | PB | 978-0-8294-2718-9 | $12.95
SPANISH | PB | 978-0-8294-3883-3 | $12.95
What Is Ignatian Spirituality?
 

Ignatian Spirituality A to Z

JIM MANNEY

With Ignatian Spirituality A to Z, Jim Manney has provided a brief, informative, and entertaining guide to key concepts of Ignatian spirituality and essential characters and events in Jesuit history. The lexicon format allows readers to find terms quickly, and the concise descriptions are ideal for those new to the Ignatian story. This book is invaluable to those who are seeking a better understanding of the Jesuit and Ignatian way of life.

PB | 978-0-8294-4598-5 | $14.95
 Ignatian Spirituality A to Z
 

An Ignatian Spirituality Reader

GEORGE W. TRAUB, SJ

An Ignatian Spirituality Reader is a collection of the finest short essays on Ignatian spirituality and its founder, Ignatius of Loyola. These 18 essays on Ignatian spirituality will be of particular interest to those involved in all forms of Jesuit ministry. Compiled by George W. Traub, SJ, the writers of these essays are a veritable “Who’s Who” of Ignatian spirituality experts, including Howard Gray, SJ; William A. Barry, SJ; Dennis Hamm, SJ; Ron Hansen; and many others.

PB | 978-0-8294-2723-3 | $18.95
An Ignatian Spirituality Reader
 
 

The Ignatian Workout

Daily Spiritual Exercises for a Healthy Faith

TIM MULDOON

The Ignatian Workout promotes the importance of achieving spiritual fitness and presents a dynamic program of “workouts” based on the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius. Designed for reading, reflection, and prayer, the book offers a 4-week program and includes a brief history of St. Ignatius and an overview of the Spiritual Exercises. This unique guide to spiritual well-being concludes with a list of resources and websites for continued study.

PB | 978-0-8294-1979-5 | $14.95
The Ignatian Workout 
 

Praying with Ignatius of Loyola

JACQUELINE SYRUP BERGAN & SISTER MARIE SCHWAN, CSJ

Praying with Ignatius of Loyola integrates the life of Ignatius with principles of spirituality and offers an entry point for the reader through quotations, reflection questions, poetry, and prayer inspired by the spirituality of St. Ignatius. Praying with Ignatius of Loyola makes Ignatian spirituality available to everyone and enriches an active, contemporary life with support and direction.

PB | 978-0-8294-4352-3 | $12.95
Praying with Ignatius of Loyola
 

A Simple, Life-Changing Prayer

JIM MANNEY

In A Simple, Life-Changing Prayer, Jim Manney introduces Christians to a 500-year-old form of prayer that dramatically altered his perception of prayer and the way he prayed. The prayer is the Examen, which St. Ignatius of Loyola developed to nurture a reflective habit of mind that is constantly attuned to God’s presence. By following five simple yet powerful steps for praying the Examen, we can encounter God, whose presence in our lives can make all the difference in the world.

ENGLISH | PB | 978-0-8294-3535-1 | $9.95
SPANISH | PB | 978-0-8294-4389-9 | $9.95
A Simple, Life-Changing Prayer 
 

Reimagining the Ignatian Examen

Fresh Ways to Pray from Your Day

MARK E. THIBODEAUX, SJ

The 500-year-old daily practice of the Examen is a founding principle of Ignatian spirituality. What we don’t know is if St. Ignatius ever felt like changing it up a bit. Jesuit speaker and author Mark Thibodeaux, SJ, is confident that St. Ignatius wouldn’t mind a little flexibility in his prayer. Reimagining the Ignatian Examen—the only book of its kind— will lead you through a fresh and stimulating reflection on your past day, your present state of being, and your spiritual desires and needs for tomorrow.

ENGLISH | PB | 978-0-8294-4244-1 | $12.95
SPANISH | PB | 978-0-8294-4512-1 | $12.95
Reimagining the Ignatian Examen
 

Jesuits Telling Jokes

A (Serious) Introduction to Ignatian Spirituality

NIKOLAAS SINTOBIN, SJ

In Jesuits Telling Jokes, Nikolaas Sintobin, SJ, uses a little Jesuit jocularity to introduce us to the Society of Jesus (the Jesuits)—how they began, who they are, what they do. Each chapter opens with a humorous cartoon and joke to illuminate one aspect of the Jesuits, and the rest of the chapter offers a brief but insightful look into a foundational Ignatian principle or practice, such as the discernment of spirits, finding freedom in obedience, and making the street a monastery. For anyone wanting a good laugh and a great introduction to how the Jesuits live, work, think, and pray, Jesuits Telling Jokes is the perfect place to start.

PB | 978-0-8294-4373-8 | $10.95
Jesuits Telling Jokes 
 

An Invitation to Love

A Personal Retreat on the Great Commandment

WILLIAM A. BARRY, SJ

An Invitation to Love provides a practical and adaptable sequence of prayer sessions on the Great Commandment of the Christian faith: to love God and love our neighbor. The voice that speaks in these pages so personally and warmly is that of William A. Barry, SJ, who for decades has gently accompanied people in their prayer. His understanding of Scripture and expertise in nurturing spiritual growth prepares a welcoming and walkable path to conversation with God.

PB | 978-0-8294-4667-8 | $14.95
An Invitation to Love
 

The Ignatian Adventure

Experiencing the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius in Daily Life

KEVIN O’BRIEN, SJ

In The Ignatian Adventure, Kevin O’Brien, SJ, follows St. Ignatius’s lead and offers today’s time-strapped individual a unique way of “making” the Spiritual Exercises in daily life. The book’s core offers 32 weeks of prayer and meditations. But what truly sets this book apart from other 19th annotations is how O’Brien has woven throughout the chapters his own personal accounts of living out the Exercises in everyday life. The Ignatian Adventure is an ideal resource for spiritual directors, but its user-friendly style also makes it perfect for any individual seeking a deeper life of prayer.

ACP Excellence in Publishing Award, Third Place: Prayers & Spirituality

ENGLISH | PB | 978-0-8294-3577-1 | $14.95
SPANISH | PB | 978-0-8294-4520-6 | $14.95
The Ignatian Adventure 
 

Inner Compass

An Invitation to Ignatian Spirituality

MARGARET SILF

Written for lay people by best-selling Ignatian spirituality author Margaret Silf, Inner Compass is a practical and experience-based guide to greater self-knowledge and spiritual awareness through the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius of Loyola. This updated edition features a new introduction and personal invitation to the reader, a greatly expanded resource section, and a new design aimed at a new generation of spiritual readers.

PB | 978-0-8294-2645-8 | $14.95
Inner Compass
 

Compass Points

Meeting God Every Day at Every Turn

MARGARET SILF

In Compass Points, Margaret Silf enables us to see the Divine in our daily lives. Through short but powerful meditations rooted in Ignatian spirituality and through vignettes based on her own authentic spiritual experiences, Silf reveals the interior process of Ignatian mindfulness. By joining Silf on her journey through real life in the real world, our eyes, minds, and hearts are opened to the Divine experience, and we come to recognize God’s active presence in everything that we do.

PB | 978-0-8294-2810-0 | $13.95
Compass Points
 

An Ignatian Book of Days

JIM MANNEY

Ignatian spirituality is a way to pray, an approach to making decisions, a point of view about God, and a practical guide to everyday life. An Ignatian Book of Days is the only 365-daily reading book written explicitly from the point of view of Ignatian spirituality. Accessible, inviting, and richly rewarding, it's filled with insights and reflections from favorite Ignatian leaders, including James Martin, SJ, Pedro Arrupe, SJ, Margaret Silf, and of course, St. Ignatius.

PB | 978-0-8294-4145-1 | $12.95
An Ignatian Book of Days
 

Hearts on Fire

Praying with the Jesuits

MICHAEL HARTER, SJ

Discover the rich tradition of Ignatian prayer in Hearts on Fire, compiled by Michael Harter, SJ. Hundreds of Ignatian prayers are included here, many written by the most illustrious Jesuits—Ignatius of Loyola, Francis Xavier, Gerard Manley Hopkins, Anthony de Mello, Karl Rahner, Pierre Teilhard de Chardin, and others. Each gives eloquent voice to Ignatian spirituality, which affirms that God is present in all things and at all times. Thus, this collection includes Ignatian prayers for all occasions, including the most familiar and seemingly mundane.

PB | 978-0-8294-2120-0 | $12.95
Hearts on Fire
 

Ignatian Humanism

A Dynamic Spirituality for the Twenty-First Century

RONALD MODRAS

Renaissance humanism had a huge impact on Ignatian spirituality and the Society of Jesus in the 16th Century. In Ignatian Humanism, author Ronald Modras outlines the characteristics of Renaissance humanism and its influence on Ignatian spirituality and the Jesuits. This influence can clearly be seen in five compelling biographies of Jesuit heroes and humanists: Matteo Ricci, Friederich Spee, Karl Rahner, Pierre Theilhard de Chardin, and Pedro Arrupe.

PB | 978-0-8294-1986-3 | $16.95
Ignatian Humanism
 

Jesuit Saturdays

Sharing the Ignatian Spirit with Friends and Colleagues

WILLIAM J. BYRON, SJ

William J. Byron, SJ, has been a Jesuit for more than 55 years. While readily admitting that there have been some difficult, even painful, days during this period, Father Byron is quick to add that he has never experienced a “fundamentally unhappy” day as a Jesuit. In this revised edition of Jesuit Saturdays, Byron shares with great joy and openness the stories and experiences of his Jesuit journey, offering readers the chance to see what it really is that inspires and motivates Jesuits to do what they do.

PB | 978-0-8294-2712-7 | $14.95
Jesuit Saturdays
 

What’s Your Decision?

How to Make Choices with Confidence and Clarity

J. MICHAEL SPAROUGH, SJ; TIM HIPSKIND, SJ; JIM MANNEY

In What’s Your Decision?, a fast-moving, personal, and highly practical book, the authors introduce readers to a time-tested Ignatian approach to effective decision making. Based on the insights of St. Ignatius, What’s Your Decision? helps us understand that a God decision always precedes a good decision: When we invite God—who cares deeply about what we do—into the decision-making process, we find the freedom to make the best choice.

PB | 978-0-8294-3148-3 | $10.95
What’s Your Decision?
 

Living Against the Grain

How to Make Decisions That Lead to an Authentic Life

TIM MULDOON

Tim Muldoon has counseled countless young adults during times of transition. In Living Against the Grain, Muldoon offers a field-tested strategy for those facing a time of transition to help them discern their deepest desires and discover their true purpose in and for this world. Each chapter focuses on a crucial aspect of decision making and poses reflective questions that make the material both personal and practical.

2018 Catholic Press Association, 2nd Place: Books for Teens and Young Adults

PB | 978-0-8294-4503-9 | $14.95
Living Against the Grain
 

Making Choices in Christ

The Foundations of Ignatian Spirituality

JOSEPH A. TETLOW, SJ

In Making Choices in Christ, Joseph A. Tetlow, SJ, reveals how the ordinary person in modern times can embrace Ignatian spirituality through the extraordinary theology of St. Ignatius of Loyola and the Jesuits. This “field guide” to living Ignatian spirituality contains 40 concise meditations exploring what Ignatian spirituality is and isn’t and what it means to live by it. Making Choices in Christ is an ideal resource to be used before or during a retreat with the Exercises, or for the layperson who is curious about the “Jesuit mystique."

PB | 978-0-8294-2716-5 | $12.95
Making Choices in Christ
 

Always Discerning

An Ignatian Spirituality for the New Millennium

JOSEPH A. TETLOW, SJ

In Always Discerning, Joseph A. Tetlow, SJ, shares how lay Christians can implement discernment into not only life’s big decisions but also into the everyday choices we constantly find ourselves having to make. Guided by Scripture, Pope Francis’s own words, and Ignatian spirituality, Fr. Tetlow helps us see that the dynamic interrelationship of head, heart, and hands is crucial to the discernment process.

2017 Catholic Press Award, First Place: Spirituality (Soft Cover)

PB | 978-0-8294-4456-8 | $14.95
Always Discerning
 


Ignatian Pedagogy

Classic and Contemporary Texts on Jesuit Education from St. Ignatius to Today

EDITED BY JOSÉ MESA, SJ

Ignatian Pedagogy is an essential resource for anyone seeking to appreciate the origins, development, and contemporary understandings of Jesuit education. Ignatian Pedagogy presents principle texts that chronicle how the Society of Jesus responded to the significant opportunities and challenges their educational apostolate faced through the centuries. Commissioned by the Secretariat for Education of the Society of Jesus.

2018 Catholic Press Association, 2nd Place: Reference Books

HC | 978-0-8294-4595-4 | $49.95
Ignatian Pedagogy
 

A Jesuit Education Reader

GEORGE W. TRAUB, SJ

A Jesuit Education Reader is a collection of the best contemporary writing on the mission, challenge, and state of Jesuit education. Edited by George W. Traub, SJ, this anthology contains 35 offerings written by a veritable “Who’s Who” of educators and writers, including John W. O’Malley, SJ; Howard Gray, SJ; and many others.

PB | 978-0-8294-2722-6 | $24.95
A Jesuit Education Reader
 

More Than a Dream

The Cristo Rey Story: How One School’s Vision Is Changing the World

G.R. KEARNEY

The Cristo Rey Jesuit High School story is one of the more improbable and inspiring educational success stories in decades. Beginning with an audacious dream—to start a new college prep school for the children of Hispanic working poor—the Jesuits in Chicago set to work. In More Than a Dream, G. R. Kearney shows how Cristo Rey Jesuit High School became a reality and turned into a resounding success.

Eric Hoffer Award Finalist

HC | 978-0-8294-2576-5 | $22.95
More Than a Dream 
 

They Made All the Difference

Life-Changing Stories from Jesuit High Schools

EILEEN WIRTH

In They Made All the Difference, Eileen Wirth shows how the grand vision of Jesuit education is embodied in the people at Jesuit high schools. Readers are introduced to a Hall of Fame of individuals who make Jesuit high schools so great and ends with short biographies of notable Jesuit alumni (including singer/actor Harry Connick Jr. and the late journalist Tim Russert).

HC | 978-0-8294-2168-2 | $19.95
They Made All the Difference
 


Heroic Leadership

Best Practices from a 450-Year-Old Company That Changed the World

CHRIS LOWNEY

Best-selling author Chris Lowney, a Jesuit-seminarian-turned-investment-banker, breaks down the principles of Jesuit formation and how they foster dynamic, effective leadership and achieve longevity. This unique formula for molding leaders has guided the Jesuits for more than 450 years, and Lowney's book shows how we can apply these principles today.

PB | 978-0-8294-2115-6 | $16.95
Heroic Leadership
 

Radical Compassion

Finding Christ in the Heart of the Poor

GARY SMITH, SJ

For more than 25 years, Gary Smith, SJ, has been helping the poor as he lives among them and ministers to their needs. In Radical Compassion, Smith chronicles his life and work in the poverty-stricken Old Town section of Portland, Oregon. As we witness Smith helping the poor, we learn the lessons of love, forgiveness, and acceptance that have radically changed his heart—and can radically change ours as well.

PB | 978-0-8294-2000-5 | $17.95
Radical Compassion
 

They Come Back Singing

Finding God with the Refugees

GARY SMITH, SJ

In 2000, Gary Smith, a Jesuit priest, left a familiar life in the Pacific Northwest to become a missionary in Africa, where he lived among Sudanese refugees in northern Uganda. They Come Back Singing is Smith’s journal of the life-changing lessons he learned during his six years as a missionary. Smith is both a witness to and a teacher of how the Holy Spirit’s power provides the spiritual strength to move forward in even the most difficult circumstances.

PB | 978-0-8294-2701-1 | $14.95
They Come Back Singing
 

Mercy in the City

How to Feed the Hungry, Give Drink to the Thirsty, Visit the Imprisoned, and Keep Your Day Job

KERRY WEBER

Kerry Weber, a modern, young, single woman in New York City sets out to see if she can practice the Corporal Works of Mercy authentically while maintaining a full, robust, regular life. Mercy in the City is for those who feel they are already overscheduled and too busy, who assume that they are not “religious enough” to practice the Works of Mercy, and for those who worry that they are alone in their efforts to live an authentic life.

2015 Christopher Award Winner

2015 Catholic Press Association Award, First Place: First Time Author of a Book

2015 Association of Catholic Publishers Award, Second Place: Inspirational

PB | 978-0-8294-3892-5 | $13.95
Mercy in the City
 


Sharing the Wisdom of Time

POPE FRANCIS

​is a collection of stories about elders from around the world. From over 30 countries, elders share their wisdom carved from lifetimes of experience. Every story is a testament to the power of faith, perseverance, human resilience, and love. Pope Francis contributes as a fellow elder, offering the Preface and his own story in each chapter, while also reflecting on dozens of others' stories.

Visit www.SharingWisdomofTime.com to learn more about the book, the stories in it, and resources for encouraging intergenerational conversations.

HC | 978-0-8294-4622-7 | $29.95


 

Pope Francis

Why He Leads the Way He Leads

CHRIS LOWNEY

Since his election, Pope Francis’s actions contradict behaviors expected of a modern leader. Chris Lowney shows how the Pope’s words and deeds reveal spiritual principles that have prepared him to lead the Church and influence our world.

2014 Association of Catholic Publishers Award, Inspirational

HC | 978-0-8294-4008-9 | $22.95
PB | 978-0-8294-4091-1 | $16.95

 

On Hope

POPE FRANCIS

Pope Francis has a simple, life-changing message for you: God’s love can grace each of us with a lasting and sustaining hope, no matter how dark or confusing our situation. On Hope is Pope Francis at his most intimate and most inspiring.

2018 Independent Press Award, Spiritual Contemporary

ENGLISH | HC | 978-0-8294-4643-2 | $12.95
SPANISH | HC | 978-0-8294-4649-4 | $12.95
On Hope 
 

The Church of Mercy

POPE FRANCIS

Collected from Pope Francis’s speeches, homilies, and papers presented during the first year of his papacy, The Church of Mercy is the first Vatican-authorized book with his vision for the Catholic Church and a reminder that the Church must move beyond its own walls.

2015 Catholic Press Association Award, Second Place: Spirituality (Hardcover)

HC | 978-0-8294-4168-0 | $22.95
PB | 978-0-8294-4170-3 | $16.95
The Church of Mercy 
 

The Joy of Discipleship

Reflections from Pope Francis on Walking with Christ

POPE FRANCIS

In The Joy of Discipleship, Pope Francis reminds us that joy should be one of the defining characteristics of any person who has truly encountered Jesus. This collection of homilies, speeches, and other documents from the Pope offers a fresh perspective on how joy might manifest itself in our individual daily lives.

HC | 978-0-8294-4387-5 | $22.95
PB | 978-0-8294-4431-5 | $16.95
 The Joy of Discipleship
 

Embracing the Way of Jesus

Reflections from Pope Francis on Living Our Faith

POPE FRANCIS

Embracing the Way of Jesus is a beautifully curated collection of excerpts from the homilies and writings of Pope Francis, all centering on Christianity as a way of life—or “the Way.”

2018 Catholic Press Association Award, 3rd Place: Pope Francis

HC | 978-0-8294-4466-7 | $22.95
PB | 978-0-8294-4489-6 | $16.95
Embracing the Way of Jesus 
 



The Stories of the Old Testament

A Catholic’s Guide

JAMES P. CAMPBELL, D.MIN.

To read and understand the Bible, specifically the Old Testament, is a daunting challenge for most Catholics. Jim Campbell’s The Stories of the Old Testament turns this otherwise intimidating task into an eminently achievable and highly enjoyable journey. Campbell gently leads readers through the Old Testament and provides a guide for each reading, as well as dozens of short supplemental essays that supply the background and commentary needed to properly understand the Bible from Genesis to Malachi.

PB | 978-0-8294-2470-6 | $14.95
The Stories of the Old Testament
 

Exploring the Gospels

DANIEL J. HARRINGON, SJ

In this series, preeminent biblical scholar Daniel J. Harrington, SJ, helps laypeople understand the riches of the Gospels and the Pauline letters. These quick-moving yet insightful books provide a thoughtful introduction to the Evangelists. Special attention is given to a narrative analysis that includes key concepts and themes that develop as the stories of Jesus’ ministry and the early Christians unfold. 

Meeting St. Matthew Today PB | 978-0-8294-2914-5 | $12.95
Meeting St. Mark Today PB | 978-0-8294-2915-2 | $12.95
Meeting St. Luke Today PB | 978-0-8294-2916-9 | $12.95
Meeting St. John Today PB | 978-0-8294-2917-6 | $12.95
Meeting St. Paul Today PB | 978-0-8294-2734-9 | $14.95
Exploring the Gospels 
 

Make Today Matter

10 Habits for a Better Life (and World)

CHRIS LOWNEY

Chris Lowney, a popular speaker on leadership, corporate ethics, and decision making, shares ten simple, daily habits that will help you build a better life one day at a time. Lowney outlines how to implement these ten simple habits into the reality of our daily lives and illustrates how these small acts will not only change us for the better but make the world better too.

2018 Independent Press Award, Distinguished Favorite: Inspiration

HC | 978-0-8294-4663-0 | $17.95
Make Today Matter
 

My Life with the Saints

10th Anniversary Edition

JAMES MARTIN, SJ

My Life with the Saints is Fr. James Martin’s story of how his life has been shaped by some surprising friends—the saints of the Catholic Church. Martin introduces us to saints throughout history and chronicles his lifelong friendships with them. Featuring a new chapter from Martin, this tenth-anniversary edition updates readers about his life over the past ten years and how the saints continue to accompany him.

FREE Discussion Guide available online for download.

PB | 978-0-8294-4452-0 | $16.95
My Life with the Saints 10th Anniversary
 

With God in America

The Spiritual Legacy of an Unlikely Jesuit

WALTER J. CISZEK, SJ

With God in America is a collection of previously unpublished writings on Ciszek’s postimprisonment life and thoughts. The contents present a man unbroken by all that he had endured and eager to share God’s love with others. From Ciszek’s first days back home in the States to his final words before his death, With God in America demonstrates that saintliness is about honoring the ordinary, everyday aspects of life as gifts from God.

PB | 978-0-8294-4454-4 | $19.95
With God in America
 

Fearing the Stigmata

Humorously Holy Stories of a Young Catholic’s Search for a Culturally Relevant Faith

MATT WEBER

In Fearing the Stigmata, twenty-something Matt Weber—a Harvard graduate, television producer, and certified rosary-bead carrier—illustrates for young adult Catholics the real challenges and the immense joys of publicly living out the Catholic faith. Weber offers culturally relevant hope to many currently disengaged Catholics. Fearing the Stigmata amusingly but honestly explores the tension between wanting to be good yet not wanting the cost to be too high.

PB | 978-0-8294-3736-2 | $13.95
Fearing the Stigmata