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4 Reasons to Pre-order the Hans Urs von Balthasar Collection

Hans Urs von Balthasar is considered one of the Church’s greatest thinkers, even drawing comparisons to Augustine and Aquinas.

And for a limited time, you can save 36% on the Hans Urs von Balthasar Collection Upgrade through our Pre-Pub program, which gives you a lower price when you pre-order a product before it ships. [Read more…]

Get the Companion to the Catechism Collection for 25% off—Now on Pre-Pub

Verbum’s Companion to the Catechism Collection (2 vols.) is 25% off for a limited time through our Pre-Pub program, which offers you a lower price when you order a pre-published product.

The two-volume Companion to the Catechism Collection includes an introduction to the Catechism and a reference library that cross-references all texts and Scriptures used in the Catechism itself.

These two resources were written and developed by experts on the material, Christoph Cardinal Schönborn, the Catechism’s general editor, and Joseph Cardinal Razinger, who at the time served as the head of the Bishops Commission for the implementation of the Catechism. [Read more…]

What March Has to Offer You

Every month you’ll find multiple ways to save on Verbum resources, which means more ways to get resources in your library for deeper study.

Here are four sales and promotions running this March.

1. Monthly sale—save up to 50%

Browse deals on nearly two dozen resources, including:

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2. Verbum Now

Verbum Now subscribers receive discounts and previews of Verbum resources every month, plus a free book. Subscribe to Verbum Now to take advantage of these deals:

3. Free Book of the Month

Get this month’s free book, and add a second for just $1.99:

  • Light in Darkness: Hans Urs von Balthasar and the Catholic Doctrine of Christ’s Descent into Hell — FREE (normally $34.99)

    The first comprehensive treatment of Balthasar’s theology of Holy Saturday, this book draws on the multiple yet unified resources of authoritative Catholic teaching to challenge Balthasar’s conclusions on Christ’s descent into hell.

  • Will Many Be Saved?: What Vatican II Actually Teaches and Its Implications for the New Evangelization — $1.99 (normally $19.99)

    The much-debated question of whether and how people who have not had the chance to hear the gospel can be saved goes back to the beginnings of Christian reflection. In Will Many Be Saved? Ralph Martin focuses primarily on the history of debate and the development of responses to this question within the Roman Catholic Church.

  • 4. Pre-Pub

    Verbum’s Pre-Publication program is how we add new books to our ever-growing catalog. You pre-order books to let us know which resources to invest in, and we give you special discounts in return. Once enough people pre-order a particular resource, we’ll start developing it for use in Verbum.

    This month’s featured Pre-Pub item is the What Are They Saying About… Series (16 vols.), which surveys recent scholarship about biblical books or themes. Respected authors and theologians such as Mark Allan Powell, Daniel J. Harrington, Donald Senior, and Warren Carter examine issues ranging from the authorship and date of biblical texts to Catholic teaching on environmental theology, the nature of the Trinity, liberation and feminist theologies, and the historical Jesus.

    Learn more or pre-order the series.

    Keep your eyes on the these Pre-Pub resources

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    Paulist Press Church History Collection (4 vols.)Paulist Press Church History Collection (4 vols.)

    Explore the history of Catholicism from the first century to the present. The Shaping of Christianity closely examines the first four centuries of “the Christian movement” as it developed into a major world religion. The two-volume A History of the Christian Tradition surveys the entire history of Christianity, from its Jewish origins all the way through the pontificate of Pope John Paul II.

    $74.95 Pre-Pub: $54.95
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    Select Works of Henri de Lubac (5 vols.)Select Works of Henri de Lubac (5 vols.)

    This collection presents several works by prominent twentieth-century theologian Henri de Lubac. A French Jesuit priest who eventually became the oldest living cardinal before his death in 1991, de Lubac was instrumental in shaping the Second Vatican Council, and composed many valuable theological works during tumultuous times.

    $64.99 Pre-Pub: $49.99
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    Select Works of Thomas Howard (10 vols.)Select Works of Thomas Howard (10 vols.)

    Study gems of devotion, apologetics, and literary scholarship from noted author Thomas Howard. Possessing an instantly identifiable wit and style, Howard is a popular author and speaker with Catholics and Protestants alike. Born into a prominent Evangelical family, Howard converted to Catholicism in 1985—prompting him to write sympathetic and insightful Christian apologetic works.

    $89.99 Pre-Pub: $69.99
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    Shipping Soon: New Collegeville Bible Commentary (25 vols.)

    On December 28 the New Collegeville Bible Commentary (25 vols.) will begin shipping. Take advantage of the 20% pre-pub discount before time is out!

    Dig deeply into each book of the Bible, drawing wisdom and insight from even the most obscure texts. Comprehensive and understandable, the New Collegeville Bible Commentary series brings expert insight into the Old and New Testament to Bible study participants, teachers, students, preachers, and all readers of the Bible. Written by more than 20 renowned Catholic Bible scholars such as Dianne BergantJohn J. CollinsIrene NowellMark S. Smith, and Kathleen M. O’Connor, this series provides and vital background that helps bring the text alive.

    An excellent resource for both personal and group study and reflection, each book in the series also includes review aids and discussion topics conducive to group discussions, as well as an index of citations from the Catechism of the Catholic Church that make each text relevant to Catholics today.

    Save $40 before it ships December 28!

    Shipping Soon: Catholic Commentary on Sacred Scripture Update III (2 vols.)

    Catholic Commentary on Sacred Scripture Update III (2 vols.)

    Very soon the Catholic Commentary on Sacred Scripture Update III (2 vols.) will begin shipping and be sold at full price. Take advantage of the 40% pre-order discount before time is out! This new update adds Hebrews and James, First, Second, and Third John to the overall collection.

    The Catholic Commentary on Sacred Scripture aims to serve the ministry of the Word of God in the life and mission of the Church. Since Vatican Council II, there has been an increasing hunger among Catholics to study Scripture in depth and in a way that reveals its relationship to liturgy, evangelization, catechesis, theology, and personal and communal life. This series responds to that desire by providing accessible yet substantive commentary on each book of the New Testament, drawn from the best of contemporary biblical scholarship as well as the rich treasury of the Church’s tradition. These volumes seek to offer scholarship illumined by faith, in the conviction that the ultimate aim of biblical interpretation is to discover what God has revealed and is still speaking through the sacred text. Central to our approach are the principles taught by Vatican II: first, the use of historical and literary methods to discern what the biblical authors intended to express; second, prayerful theological reflection to understand the sacred text “in accord with the same Spirit by whom it was written”—that is, in light of the content and unity of the whole Scripture, the living tradition of the Church, and the analogy of faith (Dei Verbum 12).

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    Shipping Soon: Verbum Advanced Academic Training

    On May 26 the Advanced Academic Training will begin shipping. Take advantage of the 50% pre-pub discount before time is out!

    Verbum’s Advanced Academic Training builds on the Verbum 360 Training videos by taking a deeper look at an academic application of the software. Fr. Devin Roza, LC, is visiting Professor of New Testament at the Pontifical Athenaeum Regina Apostolorum, and Fr. Andrew Dalton, LC, is Professor assistant of New Testament at the Pontifical Athenaeum Regina Apostolorum. They guide you through the software—showing you where the tools live, how to use them, and examples of how they can be useful in your academic application.

    You’ll learn advanced research techniques for studying Scripture in its original languages and historical context, and in the light of the rich Tradition of the Catholic Church. Dig deeper into the original languages, and investigate differences between translations. By the time you finish this video, you’ll feel comfortable finding scholarly answers to academic questions.

    Get 50% off before it ships May 26!

    Finding Jesus in the Word(s)

    Who appears more with St. Paul: St. Luke or St. Timothy? In what chapters of the Bible? In this video you will learn how Verbum can help you answer these questions and any others like them.

    The video is from our new Advanced Search Training, now available at the 50% off pre-pub order price. You can also get it by upgrading to Verbum Platinum or higher.

    Watch now to discover the unique power of data type searching.


     

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    The Power of Searching with Bible Data Types

    In this video you will learn about Verbum’s unique use of data types in helping you make even deeper connections in your searches.

    The video is from our new Advanced Search Training, now available at the 50% off pre-pub order price. You can also get it by upgrading to Verbum Platinum or higher.

    Watch now to discover the unique power of Bible data type searching.

     

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    Don’t Miss Free Gifts with These Resources!

    This Friday is your final day to earn free gifts when you pre-order select resources on Verbum.com. You’ll get your gifts in addition to your usual pre-order discount, so there’s never been a better time to place your pre-orders.

    To take advantage of this great deal, check it out at Verbum.com/Pre-Publication!

    Want to know more about the qualifying resources? Read a bit about each one below:

    MAN WHO WAS THURSDAY

     The Man Who Was Thursday

    G.K. Chesterton’s masterpiece novel, The Man Who Was Thursday, is equal parts metaphysical thriller and Christian allegory. This annotated digital edition is the perfect complement to your Verbum versions of all G.K. Chesterton’s celebrated works.

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    Homiletics and Preaching Collection (8 vols.)

    This collection offers wisdom from leading Catholic preachers on crafting homilies that build God’s kingdom. Homiletics professors, experienced pastors, and other experts weigh in with practical advice, resources, and inspiration to rekindle the preacher’s passion for sharing God’s Word.

    MEDIAEVAL

    The Fathers of the Church: Mediaeval Continuation (15 vols.)

    This collection highlights the intellectually dynamic writings of a period often neglected in scholarship. It features significant Christian writers from the eleventh to the fourteenth centuries, offering insights into the development of Scholasticism, various heresies and ecclesiastical issues, and more. If you’re interested in patristic or mediaeval thought, this collection is essential.

    Pre-order these resources and earn your free gifts at Verbum.com/Pre-Publication!

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