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#Rules_of_Engagement

Do you behave on social media as the Christian you want to be? Are you dismayed at the often divisive and cruel exchanges you read online? In #Rules_of_Engagement, Ann Garrido shares eight practical habits that will help you align your activity in the digital world with the call of the Gospel to be Christ's presence in the world.

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Let’s Talk About Truth

The word “truth” appears in the Bible more than 200 times. But many believe that we find ourselves in a “post-truth” society today. Garrido argues that truth is such a central theme in Christianity that it is the duty of preachers and teachers to talk about it, to know the Catholic tradition’s wisdom on it, and to share it in a way that can be understood and remembered. (Be sure to check out related resources under ”Help Yourself”)

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Redeeming Administration

Redeeming Administration

Ann Garrido admits that she sometimes finds administration draining, even boring, as it fractures her days into "tiny shards of time" that make it impossible to focus on "the big ideas." And yet Garrido has found spiritual gifts in her many years as an administrator in church life. In Redeeming Administration, she reveals those gifts by examining twelve spiritual habits—presenting a saint who embodies each habit—and showing readers how to experience their administrative work as a crucial ministry of the Church.  Winner of a 2014 Catholic Press Award. (Be sure to check out related resources under ”Help Yourself”)

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Redeeming Conflict

Redeeming Conflict

It seems counterintuitive: conflict can be a blessing. But Catholic theologian and conflict mediator Ann Garrido identifies conflict as a fruitful exchange that arises from living and working together in the diverse world God created. Garrido offers twelve practical habits for responding to conflict, pairs each habit with a spiritual companion from history, and offers questions and prayers for growth.  Winner of 2016 Association Catholic Publishers’ Award. (Be sure to check out related resources under ”Help Yourself”)

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Preaching to the Choir

Preaching to the Choir

For over 15 years, Ann Garrido preached regularly at Aquinas Institute of Theology—a school of theology and ministry in the Dominican tradition. Preaching to the Choir includes forty selections of Garrido’s preaching, providing a window into the way the Word of God intersects with particular events in a community’s history and the author’s own life.  All profits from sale of this book go to support scholarships for students at the Institute. 

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Mustard Seed Preaching

Mustard Seed Preaching

Just as the mustard seed grows into a leafy shrub in which birds can nest, so the smallest among us offer theological insights and reflection that expand our understanding of God's Word in new, fresh ways.  Mustard Seed Preaching offers the essential themes of the Catechesis of the Good Shepherd as a guide to preaching to children and to the heart of the child in each of us.  (Note: This is your last chance to purchase a copy of the original book.  A substantially revised edition of this work focused on preaching with children will be coming out in Summer 2021.)

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Year With Sophia Caveletti

A Year with Sofia Cavalletti

A Year with Sofia Cavalletti: Daily Reflections on the Spiritual and Theological Influences of the Catechesis of the Good Shepherd provides a short excerpt for each day from significant theologians and scholars who informed Cavalletti’s understanding of Scripture, liturgy, and the spiritual life, as well as a question for further meditation. A brief biography of the writer introduces each chapter. 

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Living Gospel Advent 2016

Living Gospel: Advent 2016

The Living Gospel devotional prayer books for Lent and Advent offer practical insights and spiritual wisdom from popular Catholic preachers and speakers.  Garrido’s reflections for Advent 2016 invite Christians to embrace the living Word of God as revealed in the daily Gospel readings and in their everyday lives.  Each day offers a simple, five-step blueprint with brief gospel verses, prayers, incisive reflection on the Word of God, and a specific challenge for ongoing spiritual growth.

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Living Gospel Lent 2018

Living Gospel: Lent 2018

Award-winning author and preaching expert Ann Garrido will be your guide through Lent to help you reflect on and explore the themes of the most solemn season of the Church year. At the end of the forty days, you’ll come away with a deeper conversion of heart than you ever thought possible. Daily Devotions for Lent 2018 includes two-page devotions for every day of Lent—from Ash Wednesday to Easter Sunday. Each entry offers brief Bible verses, prayers, an insightful reflection on the Gospel readings by Garrido, and specific, easy-to-do exercises to lead you prayerfully through the season of repentance to the joy of Easter.

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