Living Like Francis Today

Live simply. Live prayerfully. Live in peace. Living Like Francis Today puts you in touch with the God of love and mercy Pope Francis wants us to know. Each of the six short chapters begin and end with a simple prayer from scripture or from the writing of St. Francis. Short reflections invite you to apply theContinue reading “Living Like Francis Today”

Is Your Bible Study Ready to Go?

If you mean to start a bible study in your parish or among your friends, we can help. This fall the Sunday Gospels are all from Luke. We have three books that are bible-study friendly. Luke’s Gospel: Written for Us is a short, easy to use introduction to Luke’s best parables and stories. Guaranteed toContinue reading “Is Your Bible Study Ready to Go?”

What power does faith have?

How does our faith strengthen us? According to Jesus in this Sunday’s Gospel even a smidgen of faith is enough. Our part is to live the faith we have. Sunday by Sunday has a reflection on faith that can hearten you. Consider becoming a subscriber. You will receive a reflection on the Sunday scriptures for the wholeContinue reading “What power does faith have?”

Luke’s Gospel: Written For Us

Beginning in June all our Sunday gospels will be from Luke. In Luke’s gospel, Jesus seeks out the lost and forgotten, gives second chances, welcomes the sinner home. Sister Joan’s new book focuses on these themes in its nine short chapters. Ideal for bible study and faith-sharing groups and for homilists. Go to goodgroundpress.com toContinue reading “Luke’s Gospel: Written For Us”

Two Books For Lent!

This Lent we read from Luke’s Gospel with his stories of forgiveness, compassion, and second chances. Sister Joan’s new book is ideal for faith-sharing groups, Bible study, RCIA, homilists, and anyone who wants to understand scripture better. Only $10! Order online at goodgroundpress.com or call us at 800-232-5533. Sister Joan and Sister Ansgar have collaborated for aContinue reading “Two Books For Lent!”

The God Trump Card

In part because I was lucky enough to receive an excellent theological education from grade school through seminary, I wince when I hear someone start a sentence with, “God says…” or even, “The Bible says…” Quoting the Bible does not mean quoting God, and even quoting the Bible has to be done with great careContinue reading “The God Trump Card”

Reimagining the Bible, Again

I love a good storyteller. She has to ability to break the present, ordinary moment open to a sense of pure transcendence. A good story invites us into a thin space where we can float in truth and beauty. Go to a story telling event or an amateur comedy night and be reminded how hardContinue reading “Reimagining the Bible, Again”

Gospel Reflection for November 22, 2015, Christ the King

Sunday Scripture Readings: Daniel 7.13-14; Revelation 1.5-8; John 18.33-37 Jesus tells Pilate, ” My kingdom does not belong to this world. If my kingdom were of this world, my followers would be fighting to save me from being handed over. My kingdom is not from here.” (John 18.36) The final Sunday of the Church year,Continue reading “Gospel Reflection for November 22, 2015, Christ the King”