Resources for Living the Gospel Today

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Books for Small Christian Communities

Catholic Resources – Books for Small Christian Communities

Mark’s Gospel: The Whole Story
by Joan Mitchell, CSJ

This 88-page Bible study book provides simple tools for active reading and explores the insights of early oral storytellers. Find out how the bits and bites we hear on Sundays fit together and discover the relevance of Mark’s stories for your life!

Soft cover, 88 pages $10.00


Creating Small Christian Communities
by Barbara A. Darling with Jack Ventura, SM

A short, easy-to-use summary of the steps to begin small faith sharing and Catholic bible study groups.  Practical wisdom from Small Christian Community groups from around the world.  Concrete suggestions make this an essential resource.

Soft cover, 5″ x 8″  72 pages  $5.95  $3.00


Family Faith Communities
by Amy Sluss

Easy to use, hands-on materials for family-based small Christian communities and Catholic bible study groups.  Offers step-by-step sessions to get a family based group started.  Includes 10 intergenerational gatherings and 10 Kitchen Table Pages for family at-home preparation.  Family Faith Communities is what you need for the young families in your parish!

Soft cover, 9″ x 12″  48 pages  $12.50 $6.00


Getting a Grip on Your Group
A Guide for Discerning Priorities in Your Small Christian Community
by Barbara A. Darling

This practical little book helps recognize the unspoken expectations in groups, establish realistic goals and conclude with a celebration of covenant.  It’s an especially valuable book for established faith-sharing groups, RCIA candidates, and Catholic bible study groups.

Soft cover, 5″ x 8″  48 pages  $4.00 $2.00


Living Like Francis Today
by Marci Blum, OSF

Six faith-sharing sessions on Franciscan spirituality.  Each session begins and ends with simple prayers from scripture or from the writing of St. Francis.  Reflection questions invite groups to apply the themes in their lives.

Soft cover, 5″ by 8″  59 pages  $5.50


Secrets of Prayer
by Nancy Corcoran, CSJ

Sister Nancy’s experiences of travel, study, and work in all corners of our world taught her that no one has a corner on the divine.  This practical, easy-to-read book suggest six ways to look for the holy, starting with prayer, meditation, and contemplation.  Ways to pray from other traditions will help you listen to the one-you-seek-who-seeks-you.  This is a great book to read with others who want to enliven their prayer lives, too.

Soft cover, 6″ x 9″  144 pages  $16.99