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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!

4 Reasons to Love Pre-Publication

Have you ever pre-ordered a book on Verbum.com? If so, you already know what a great deal it is. If not, you’re missing out! Here are four reasons you should take advantage of Pre-Publication:

 1) You will save money

Pre-Publication is the best deal you’ll get on a Verbum resource. Save up to 50% when you pre-order a new book or collection—once it’s produced, the price will never be that low again. Pre-order early for the best deal!

 2) You choose which books we produce

Pre-Publication works like other crowdfunding platforms (Kickstarter, GoFundMe, etc.). You tell us which books to invest in, and we give you a great deal on the books we produce. Share with your friends to ensure your books get funded!

 3) There’s no financial commitment

You don’t pay a cent until your book is ready for download, and you can cancel your pre-order at any time. Lock in your risk-free pre-order discount!

 4) You get free gifts (for a limited time)!

By pre-ordering select resources, you’ll earn promotional codes worth $10, $20, or $50 off a future order. This offer is only good until July 31—check it out at Verbum.com/Pre-Publication!

Get Free Gifts with Pre-Orders

If you haven’t taken advantage of our Pre-Publication program yet, now’s the time to start. Until July 31, you’ll earn free gifts when you pre-order select resources in addition to your usual pre-order discounts!

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

Which resources qualify?

What are my gifts?

You’ll get promotional codes for $10, $20, or $50 off your next order on Verbum.com. If you pre-order all three qualifying resources, you’ll get all three gifts!

What if I’ve already pre-ordered those resources?

You already qualify for the free gifts! Just sign up for our Pre-Publication email list, and we’ll send you your promotional code(s) once each resource ships.

When do I get my gifts?

We’ll send you your promotional code(s) after each resource has been produced. The faster they gain orders, the faster they’ll be produced!

This deal is only good until July 31take advantage at Verbum.com/Pre-Publication today!

Sheen, Sheed, and Shea—all in 1!

We couldn’t wait to tell you about the Ignatius Press Theology and Discipleship Collection, with special introductory pricing! This collection includes the following:

  • Verbum’s first title from Fulton Sheen, The Priest Is Not His Own.This beloved classic brings to light the real meaning of the priesthood: priests carry on the sacrificial mission of Christ.
  • Frank Sheed’s Theology and Sanity. Sheed explores the Faith through such down-to-earth topics as “God,” “Creation,” and “Oneself.” Sheed was clearly ahead of his time, and this classic speaks directly to the current imperative of the New Evangelization. (Along with another book by Sheed!)
  • Mark Shea’s extremely popular account of his journey from Evangelicalism to Catholicism, which places his narrative in the center of contemporary Biblical scholarship. Learned and engaging, By What Authority? is not to be missed.

Also included in this impressive collection, Cardinal Christophe Schönborn’s God Sent His Son: A Contemporary Christology is a scholarly yet accessible examination of the Church’s understanding of Christ through “the pillars of faith”—Scripture, Tradition, and Experience—and the challenges they face now.

Take advantage of this truly extraordinary collection—on pre-publication now!

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The Lectionary is Here!

Verbum is happy to announce the Lectionary for Mass for Use in Dioceses of the United States, vols. 1-4 !

The Lectionary for Mass from the USCCB includes the complete official text of the readings used at Mass in the United States.

After only a few days days on pre-publication, orders are pouring in, so place yours now and get the special pre-publication price!

Hurry—this introductory price is only available for a short time.

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Fulfilled in Christ by Fr. Devin Roza: Enjoy Easter Savings!

Last week, Fr. Devin presented a wonderful video demonstration on “The Last Seven Words of Jesus” using Verbum 6, and throughout the month of April, Fr. Devin’s book Fulfilled in Christ will be featured on Verbum’s Easter Sale!

Fulfilled in Christ explains typology, one of oldest and most important aspects of salvation history. This book has received many accolades; well-known Catholic author Scott Hahn has this to say in his Foreward:

Importantly, Fr. Roza’s book is quite timely. We are experiencing a call for a renewed emphasis on mystagogy in liturgy and catechesis…

Adult education and RCIA groups will encounter here a rich treasure trove where they can dive into the profound meaning of the sacraments as a real participation in the mysteries of Christ. Catechists and scholars will find a comprehensive and yet succinct volume which makes accessible the beauty of the Church’s typological and symbolic understanding of the sacraments, including carefully chosen and compelling excerpts from Church Fathers.

But the appeal of this book is not limited to those working with adult education or RCIA. Pastors will appreciate the fascinating connections between sacraments and Scripture that lend themselves to liturgical preaching. The summaries of the texts referenced are organically organized and theologically solid, allowing even a beginner in the faith to grasp the coherence and completeness of God’s plan of salvation and to investigate on their own.

Typological interpretation is especially appropriate today, when so many people have lost the sense of mystery in their faith. Catholics who begin to dig deep into the typology of the sacraments will encounter the mystery of our life in Christ. Fr. Roza’s study restores us to the mystery that is at the heart of our faith: the mystery of God’s love as it plays out in human history, recorded in the Bible. As Pope Benedict states:

Mystery is the heart from which our power comes and to which we return to find this center. For this reason I believe that catechesis that we might call mystagogical is very important. Mystagogical also means realistic, referring to our life as people of today. If it is true that the human being’s ‘measuring stick’ for what is just and what is not lies not within but without, in God, it is important that this God is not distant but recognizable, concrete, and that he enter our life and truly be a friend with whom we can speak and who can speak with us.(Lenten Meeting with the Clergy of the Rome Diocese, 2009)

This is the God who came down from heaven to be with us, to be our intimate friend. In bringing to life the prefiguring of the sacraments, Fr. Roza’s complete and accessible book offers a fresh, invigorating means of reading the Scriptures which was present from the earliest Christians—indeed, even Jesus himself—and which is of vital interest to believers today.

See all of the deals on the Easter sale!

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Celebrate the Genius of St. Thomas Aquinas, Part 4

Bloomsbury Studies on Thomas Aquinas is on pre-pub for 18% off!

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In his book, On Aquinas, Herbert McCabe tells the story of a propitious meeting between St. Thomas Aquinas and an Irishman named Peter (Petrus Hibernicus), who introduced St. Thomas to “some bewildering and exciting new thinking that was filtering in from Islamic sources” (1).

McCabe goes on to indicate that discovery of Aristotle’s method from these newly-translated sources was an intellectual turning point for Aquinas:

A whole  lot of texts of Aristotle were beginning to make their way through Naples into Europe, texts that nobody there had seen before.

Aristotle, a student and critical disciple of Plato, and a teacher of Alexander of Macedon, was a marine biologist who not only observed and classified his specimens but used the same methods in all sorts of other areas like physics, astronomy, the study of society, and of what makes human begins tick. He found time to invent logic in the modern sense, and moreover was intensely interested in what we would nowadays call philosophy of science—questions about what it means to pursue such studies, and questions about language itself and so on. Medieval Europe was being quite suddently hit by systematic scientific investigation and thinking. Many of Aristotles’s answers turned out to be wrong, but that didn’t matter. It was the method that mattered. This is what the young Aquinas fell in love with. One outstanding feature of it all was that it seemed completely subversive of Christianity, especially as it came through Christendom’s main enemy, Islam. This didn’t worry the Emperor too much but it must have presented an exciting challenge to Thomas. Anyway he spent much of his life painstakingly showing that if you found Aristotle right, broadly speaking, that didn’t mean you had to stop being a Christian; and indeed it sometimes helped you to express the Gospel (2).

Take advantage of the pre-pub savings for this 13-volume scholarly resource!

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The Triumph of St. Thomas Aquinas by Benozzo Lozzoli, 1468-1484

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