Books and Media by Alice Camille



For Everything There Is a SeasonEcclesiastes 3:1-8

This pocket-friendly title from the Scripture Classics series examines a familiar Scripture passage from the Old Testament: the eight-couplet poem "For Everything There Is a Season" from the Book of Ecclesiastes. Used as the lyric of a popular 1960s folksong...

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FearlessStories of the American Saints

(Cincinnati, OH: Franciscan Media, 2014)

The star-spangled saints made in America aren't quite like the plaster saints familiar to us from Europe. Nurtured and shaped by this land and history, their story is part of the fabric of our nation. Includes the stories of Isaac Jogues, Kateri Tekakwitha...

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This Transforming Word: Cycle ACommentary on the Readings for Sunday and Feast Days of Cycle A on the Lectionary through 2020, including full Scripture passages from The Message: Catholic/Ecumenical Edition

(Chicago, IL: ACTA Publications, 2013)

Each Sunday and feast of the church year, the transforming word of God echoes its challenge. We hear it through stories of patriarchs and matriarchs who dare to embark in new directions trailing an untested Divinity. It shouts in the oracles of wild prophets madly in...

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This Transforming Word: Cycle BCommentary on the Readings for Sunday and Feast Days of Cycle B on the Lectionary through 2024, including full Scripture passages from The Message: Catholic/Ecumenical Edition

(Chicago, IL: ACTA Publications, 2014)

Each Sunday and feast of the church year, the transforming word of God echoes its challenge. We hear it through stories of patriarchs and matriarchs who dare to embark in new directions trailing an untested Divinity. It shouts in the oracles of wild prophets madly in...

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This Transforming Word: Cycle CCommentary on the Readings for Sunday and Feast Days of Cycle C on the Lectionary through 2025, including full Scripture passages from The Message: Catholic/Ecumenical Edition

(Chicago, IL: ACTA Publications, 2015)

Each Sunday and feast of the church year, the transforming word of God echoes its challenge. We hear it through stories of patriarchs and matriarchs who dare to embark in new directions trailing an untested Divinity. It shouts in the oracles of wild prophets madly in...

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Working Toward SainthoodDaily Reflections for Lent

In the realm of sanctity, saints inhabit hero territory. They crash through mortal barriers of temptation, sickness, and fear. They wear bonnets of light because they never hid their lamps under a bushel. The world is different because the saints lived among us. And...

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Isaiah and the Kingdom of Peace

(Chicago, IL: ACTA Publications, 2012)

We popularly think of prophecy as a prediction of future events. Ancient Hebrew prophets spoke in the present tense, and with good reason. They envisioned a God who was vitally interested in their own generation. To honor the ever-freshness of the divine Word, we tried...

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God's Word Is AliveReflections on the lectionary readings for Sundays and holy days, with a guide to the liturgical feasts through 2023

(Chicago, IL: ACTA Publications, 2007)

Looking for Sunday Scripture reflections that encompass all three weekly readings, the full liturgical cycle A through C, including holy days? Look no further. This collection of highly readable meditations was originally printed in the series, "Exploring the...

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Listening to God's Word

(Maryknoll, NY: Orbis Books, 2009)

How would you tell a story as big as the Bible? This book charts a course through five big ideas in Scripture: God, World, Story, Crisis, and Time. As it says in the Introduction:

Short books about big ideas run the risk of being simplistic. But...

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The Forgiveness BookA Catholic Approach

(Chicago, IL: ACTA Publications, 2008)

This is a little book with one big idea: that a single word lies at the heart of Christianity, and that's forgiveness. If we get forgiveness right, we get everything right according to the gospels. This is a how-to book for those wrestling with the challenge of forgiving...

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Animals of the Bible from A to Z

(Chicago, IL: ACTA Publications, 2007)

The problem with children's books on religious themes is that they often feel like homework! Not this one. Children will love the book for the fabulous illustrations. Parents will be delighted by the chance to get in some "sneaky catechesis" on matters of faith...

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Invitation to CatholicismBeliefs + Teachings + Practices

(Chicago, IL: ACTA Publications, 2001)

A lively presentation of the faith designed for use in RCIA, RENEW, faith-sharing and other parish study groups. Also makes a helpful individual refresher course on what it means to be Catholic in a life-giving way. Includes an overview of church teachings on God...

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Invitation to the Old TestamentA Catholic Approach to the Christian Scriptures

(Chicago, IL: ACTA Publications, 2004)

Introduction to the OT includes a chapter on "Getting to Know the Bible." It proceeds to the stories of the patriarchs; the journey of Exodus; the leadership of judges, priests, and kings; the challenge of the prophets; the roles of women in salvation history; and the...

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Invitation to the New TestamentA Catholic Approach to the Christian Scriptures

(Chicago, IL: ACTA Publications, 2004)

The two slim volumes, Invitation to the Old Testament and Invitation to the New Testament, are sold separately. But together they provide a brisk fly-over of the great themes of the Bible, as well as a readily accessible understanding of how...

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A Faith InterruptedAn Honest Conversation with Alienated Catholics

(Chicago, IL: Loyola Press, 2004)

Left the church? Thinking about it? Coming back to church and sorting out why? Entering into this "conversation" with Alice Camille and Joel Schorn might help. The book's working title was "Catholics in Outer Space," but the publisher showed no guts. If you're in orbit...

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2010: A Book of Grace-Filled Days

(Chicago, IL: Loyola Press, 2009)

A great gift for college students, church groups, or anyone on your list who could use a daily nudge in the direction of grace.

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2009: A Book of Grace-Filled Days

(Chicago, IL: Loyola Press, 2008)

This page-a-day pocket book is cutely square and conveniently brief in its reflections on Scripture, saints, feasts, and how to live a spiritually-centered life every day. The Grace-Filled Days series has featured contemporary writers Vinita Hampton Wright and...

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What We Say to Kids About God

Children need to learn about God. Adults need a clear, faithful understanding of God themselves. This is one conversation we want to get right. Two talks originally delivered for the Newman Lectures at The Oratory at Rock Hill, South Carolina.

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Lips That Speak the Mind of GodIsaiah, The Man and His Generations

Isaiah is more than a prophet—he's a phenomenon! This 8th century B.C. seer not only had the longest-running ministry of any Hebrew writing prophet, he also inspired ensuing generations to contribute to his school of thought. This series of talks explore the...

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Four Faces of LentReflections on Desert, Journey, Passion, and Change

(Manhattan, KS: Mood Paint, 2005)

Four spiritual meditations on the meaning of Lent: Desert, Journey, Passion and Change.

These Lenten talks are heartfully led by the storytelling author at St. Elizabeth of Hungary Church, Desert Hot Springs, CA.

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Seven Last WordsLenten Reflections for Today's Believers

(Chicago, IL: ACTA Publications, 1998)

The last words of a dying person hold special meaning to those left behind. The "last will and testament" of Jesus is contained in the seven sayings he uttered from the cross. Includes meditations on humility, the Kingdom, discipleship, suffering, thirst, the cross...

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Lenten DevotionsThe Stations of the Cross and Seven Last Words

(Chicago, IL: ACTA Publications, 2008)

This audiobook brings together two Lenten recordings: The Stations of the Cross (by Sheldon Cohen) and Seven Last Words: Reflections for Today's Believers (by Alice Camille...

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The RosaryMysteries of Joy, Light, Sorrow, and Glory

(Chicago, IL: ACTA Publications, 2003)

When the late Pope John Paul II introduced five new mysteries of the rosary in 2002, it was an invitation to reconsider the old prayer tool in a new light. These twenty thoughtful meditations are for those who have never picked up a rosary, as well as folks who wouldn't...

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I Like Being a Lector(I Like Being in Parish Ministry series)

So you're thinking about being a lector! Or you've been one for a while and would like to reflect on the meaning of your ministry to the community of faith. Includes essays on the power of words, the tradition of Scripture, and performance hints, as well as questions, ways...

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Unexpected PresenceTwelve Surprising Encounters With the Divine Spirit

(Chicago, IL: ACTA Publications, 2012)

Where is God? Twelve writers tell true stories of encountering God and grace in the most unlikely places and events. Includes stories by Alice Camille, Fred Hang, Patrick Hannon, Charlotte Bruney, and others.

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Christmas PresenceTwelve Gifts That Were More Than They Seemed

(Chicago, IL: ACTA Publications, 2002)

This beautifully presented, hardbound gift book makes a great Christmas present, even for yourself. Twelve writers reflect on the gifts of the season, some of which don't come in wrapping paper. Contributors include Alice Camille, John Shea, Vinita Hampton Wright...

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Hidden PresenceTwelve Blessings That Transformed Grief or Loss

(Chicago, IL: ACTA Publications, 2003)

A hardbound gift-book quality collection of twelve true stories of grief and loss by authors Alice Camille, Vinita Hampton Wright, Joyce Rupp, Patrick Hannon, Michael Leach and others.

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