The title of the book authored by Fr Francis-Body Broken for Body Building: Christie Living in a Broken, Global Village-is striking and evocative of many meanings. It seeks to express the Christian faith in a World torn apart by globalization, secularization, forced migration, religious fundamentalism, exploitation of the poor, degradation of nature, abuse of women and children, persecution of Christians and so on …. With varied priestly and pastoral experiences in rural Gujarat, as well as in urban parishes in Delhi, Chennai, Mumbai and Ahmedabad, Fr Gonsalves resonates with the lifeline of Church life in India. . . .. It is my sincere hope and prayer that all those who read this book and ruminate on its rich reﬂections may be nourished. Being nourished by the Bible, the Eucharist and the sacraments, may We all grow in our faith in Jesus, and be ready to break our bodies to build a better World.” (From the ’Foreword’ by His Eminence Oswald Cardinal Gracias) “Body Broken for Body Building: Christie Living in a Broken, Global Village collects and crystallizes my reflections over the past 20 years of my priestly ministry The theme threading all the articles is the same, namely, every Christian—and every priest, in particular—is called to offer up his/her body for the building up not only of the Church, but also of our nation and the world, at large.” [From the ’Preface’ by the author]
Church History 101 A Concise Overview
Church History 101 A Concise Overview introduces the reader to the basics of Catholic Church history. Author Christopher Bellitto divides the Church's history into four distinct periods ( early, medieval, reformation, and modern).
shades within shadows
we live under the shadow of rulers, religion and ritual; of childhood fears, adult realities and hovering death. we live in shadows of varying shades, from hues of darkening night, through lightening shades of gray, to brightest light. within these shades of many shadows, our stories sawn and mature, some sad, some happy, some tragic, mostly soon forgotten, but some preserved and written about. shades within shadows tells one such tale of an entire community sucked into a maelstrom that devastates and nearly destroys them.
God the Evidence
this book is a reconciliation of faith and reason in a post-secular world. this book lays out the astonishing new evidence that leads away from from atheism. this book demonstrates that faith today is not grounded in ignorance. it is where reason has bee leading us all along.
The Triune God of Christian Faith
this book covers the major doctrines of Christian faith on an introductory level. its purpose is not critical. Rather, the author seeks to present and explain the traditional doctrine of the Trinity and to show how it is rooted both in the biblical witness and in the experience of believers today.