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April Publishers Newsletter

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April Publishers Newsletter

Dear Friends,            Father William Hart McNichols is widely known as one of the world’s great religious artists and iconographers. We have previously published several volumes featuring his work, including Christ All Merciful and Mother of God, Similar to Fire. My friend Sister Wendy Beckett said of his icons, “When I look at them I fall into prayer, and that’s it. . . They’re not ‘works of art’ in the worldly sense but functional, living theology, uniting us to Our Lord as we look at them.”             Yet the writing of icons came relatively late on...

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Wishing You Easter Joy!

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Wishing You Easter Joy!
Orbis Books is currently closed. Shipping to resume on Easter Monday, April 1st. Expedited services will be available Tuesday, April 2nd.

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February Publishers Newsletter

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February Publishers Newsletter

  Dear Friends, As we approach the season of Lent, several new Orbis titles invite us on a journey of conversion—or at least a fresh examination of traditional beliefs and engrained narratives. In Come, Have Breakfast: Meditations on God and the Earth, Elizabeth Johnson, one of the foremost Catholic theologians today, continues her project of examining Christian faith in relation to the natural world, the earth, and the threats posed by climate change. In each of these luminous meditations, most inspired by the Psalms and other scriptural texts, she offers a snapshot of God’s care for Creation—a planet in peril—with...

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January 2024

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January 2024

JANUARY 2024   Dear Friends,   We enter a new year fraught with peril and suffering on many fronts: ongoing wars, the effects of climate change; the plight of migrants and refugees; racial injustice and threats to democracy. Many of our new titles this past year have spoken to such issues. (See Henri Nouwen, Ukraine Diary; Mitri Raheb, Decolonizing Palestine; Elizabeth Gandolfo, Ecomartyrdom in the Americas; Why We Can’t Wait: Racism and the Church; Leo Guardado, Church as Sanctuary; and Pope Francis’s warning on the climate crisis, Laudate Deum.   All of these titles reflect the longstanding, prophetic mission of...

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December Publishers Newsletter

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December Publishers Newsletter

 Dear Friends,  You may have noticed our first online Christmas Sale, featuring savings up to 75%. Along with many classics, this sale features our bestselling titles of the year, including James Finley’s The Healing Path,, James Cone’s The Cross and the Lynching Tree, Henri Nouwen’s Ukraine Diary, and biographies of Father Ed Dowling, the spiritual sponsor of Alcoholics Anonymous founder Bill W., and “peace bishop” Thomas Gumbleton, Already have these books, you say? Now is a perfect time to think of gifts that can change the lives of your friends and family!             When Pope Francis addressed the U.S. Congress...

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