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Explore the Holy Mystery of the Liturgy

To plumb the depths of the Liturgy is to explore the greatest of mysteries. Through the liturgical celebrations of the Church, we participate in the paschal mystery of Christ—and Jesus Christ’s death and resurrection become present to us and effective for us.

Liturgy is holy work where all present are participating. It is not passive, it is active. It is the people of God in the work of God, worshiping and receiving God’s grace, unifying with him and with other worshipers through the sacraments.

The Handbook for Liturgical Studies (5 vols.), now in Pre-Pub at 25% off, is a comprehensive examination and celebration of the Liturgy.

You’ll gain a deeper understanding of the nature and purpose of the Liturgy, sacraments, and sacramentals. Learn the methodology, historical setting, theological and spiritual doctrines, and the pastoral concerns of the liturgy. Examine the subjects in the liturgical ordo, history, and tradition as components of the theology of liturgy. Gain not only a scientific understanding of the liturgy but also an active and spiritually fruitful participation in the ecclesial celebration of Christ’s mystery desired by the Second Vatican Council.

The Handbook for Liturgical Studies (5 vols.) pays significant attention to the role played by the human sciences in the liturgy—psycho-sociology, anthropology, linguistics, and the arts.

Contributors treat pastoral and spiritual considerations in light of liturgical principles and suggest general models based on the meaning and purpose of the liturgy. This comprehensive vision of Christian worship integrates materials from the East and non-Roman West with the Roman.

In the Verbum editions, these volumes are enhanced by amazing functionality. Important terms link to dictionaries, encyclopedias, and a wealth of other resources in your digital library. Perform powerful searches to find exactly what you’re looking for. Take the discussion with you using tablet and mobile apps. Your software brings the most efficient and comprehensive research tools together in one place, so you get the most out of your study.

Get the Handbook for Liturgical Studies (5 vols.) for 25% off before the product ships and the price goes up.

Save 25% on a Masterpiece of Catholic Scholarship through July

The Ignatius Catholic Study Bible has been widely lauded as a triumph and masterpiece of scholarship and piety. Once you add it to your Verbum library for 25% off during the July sale, chances are it will quickly become your go-to study Bible.

The Ignatius Catholic Study Bible: New Testament, Genesis, Exodus, and the RSV2CE was ten years in the making by highly regarded scholars Scott Hahn and Curtis Mitch. It’s the only Catholic study Bible based on the Revised Standard Version, Second Catholic Edition (RSV2CE), and brings together all of the books of the New Testament—plus Genesis and Exodus.

What makes the Ignatius Catholic Study Bible so valued are the extensive study notes, topical essays, and word studies that provide fresh and faithful insights informed by time-tested, authentically Catholic interpretations from the Fathers of the Church and other scholars.

This resource provides rich historical, cultural, geographical, and theological information pertinent to the narratives. Commentaries include the best insights of ancient, medieval, and modern scholarship. Plus, each book is outlined and introduced with an essay covering questions of authorship, date of composition, intended audience, and general themes.

The Ignatius Study Bible also includes handy reference materials such as a doctrinal index, concise concordance, and helpful cross-reference system, as well as various maps and charts.

Not only do you save on the Ignatius Study Bible, but you also get the full text of the Ignatius Bible: Revised Standard Version, Second Catholic Edition (RSV2CE) as an additional resource!

Through July 31, get The Ignatius Catholic Study Bible: New Testament, Genesis, Exodus, and the RSV2CE for 25% off. And check out all the deals available to you during July’s Monthly sale!

5 Powerful Resources to Deepen Your Study of Scripture

The month of July embraces Ordinary Time. It’s a season of hope and growth, a time to mature in our spiritual life and increase our faith.

Verbum’s July sale is designed for you to do just that, giving you great prices on resources that will take you deeper in your studies of Scripture and the Church and help you grow in your love for both.

Take a look at these five featured resources, and see everything you can save on this month here. [Read more…]

A Wealth of Aquinas’ Writings for under $8

Saturate your library with the writings of Thomas Aquinas with Verbum’s Free Book of the Month and get two more Aquinas books for less than $8.

St. Thomas Aquinas, the “teacher of the church,” is universally recognized as one of the greatest philosophers who ever lived. His writings are both clear and profound; he is a master of metaphysics and technical terminology, yet full of both theoretical and practical wisdom. [Read more…]

Save on Volumes from Three Renowned Commentary Series

During July only, you have a rare opportunity to purchase individual commentary volumes from top-rated, acclaimed commentary sets at 50% off!

It can be difficult to find an individual commentary volume from these sets for sale, especially at such a great price. So this is a great chance to find that one volume for a Bible book you’ve wanted to study in-depth with a trustworthy resource. Or use this sale to add scholarly voices, a favorite theologian, or a Church historian to your Verbum library.

Choose from any of the individual volumes from these sets, or buy the entire set and save even more. [Read more…]

Get the Alba House Homilies Bundle for 25% off—Now on Pre-Pub

Homilies have a profoundly important place in the Church. The homily can be, as Pope Francis said, “an intense and happy experience of the Spirit, a consoling encounter with God’s word, a constant source of renewal and growth” (Evangelii Gaudium, 135).

And within the context of the Mass, the homily is that most intimate dialogue between God and the Church. Therefore, it is a cherished moment to inspire, exhort, and encourage reflection. [Read more…]

Get the Guide to the Sacraments Collection (7 vols.)—Now on Pre-Pub

The sacraments are essential to the Church and they define the most important events in the lives of believers. Gaining a greater knowledge and love of the sacraments allows Christians to live out the reality of these gifts more fully. [Read more…]

Last Chance to Get St. Augustine’s City of God for Free!

St. Augustine’s The City of God is a true Christian classic. It is perhaps one of the most profound treatises on Christianity and government. In The City of God, St. Augustine envisions Christianity as a spiritual force, which should preoccupy itself with the heavenly city—the New Jerusalem—rather than on earthly municipal and state affairs.

If The City of God is not in your library, it should be. And since the first seven books are free this month, now’s the perfect time to add this philosophical and political masterpiece to your Verbum library and enjoy the benefits of reading the text with integrated Verbum functionality. [Read more…]

Snag Individual Church Father Volumes for $9.99 Each

The Church Fathers—great leaders of the first 400 years of the Church—were our first theologians and pastors. And far from being dry or boring, their writings are a vibrant wellspring of wisdom, knowledge, and truth.

These giants of the early Christian faith remain some of the most authoritative men in all of Church history. Their writings may be centuries old, but their truths are timeless and applicable. [Read more…]

Get the Dr. Peter Kreeft Bundle for 37% off This June

Dr. Peter Kreeft is a world-renowned Catholic apologist and has been called the C.S. Lewis of Catholicism. He’s written over 60 books defending and expounding the Catholic faith, building a legacy of detailed and engaging scholarship. And this month, you can get 27 volumes of his most popular works for 37% off, for only $149.99, as part of the June monthly sale.

This 27-volume bundle contains his famous “Socrates Meets” series in the Socratic Dialogues (7 vols.), as well as 20 volumes of his theological, philosophical, and apologetical works. To give you insight into Kreeft’s heart for God and the Church, as well as the motivation for his writings, here is an excerpt from the introduction of The God Who Loves You: [Read more…]

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