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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.

homiletics

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!

Take 26% off Verbum’s 13‑volume Homilies Bundle

Verbum’s power extends beyond pure Bible study: some of its most useful features have to do with researching and preparing homilies. And, with features like the Catholic Topical Index, homily prep has never been easier.

Verbum’s new Homilies Bundle gives you insight from some of today’s leading homiletics experts. You can browse hundreds of homilies on a variety of liturgical events, from Sunday and daily Masses to feast days, weddings, and more.

Of course, all these homilies are linked and fully searchable, so you can study your homily side by side with relevant Bible verses, Catechism references, and Church documents.

Plus, with Verbum’s lectionary layout, you can open up a homily right next to the Lectionary, Roman Missal, and Bible for extra inspiration.

Homily preparation can be time-consuming. Verbum speeds it up—as you study, you’ll find references to works you may not have even considered looking up, all thanks to the way that Verbum organizes your library and links it together.

Want to learn more about Verbum and homiletics? See how Verbum can help you by watching this quick video.

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Verbum and Preaching, Part 2: Preaching is Christocentric

In part 2 of Verbum and Preaching, we’ll look at the first of four videos aimed at helping priests and homilists familiarize themselves with the basics of Verbum.

In this video, Jason walks us through some foundational features in Verbum, focusing on the Christ-centered nature of preaching. We’ll take a look at the way that Verbum cross-links books and resources and how to begin researching for a homily:

Verbum and Preaching, Part 1: A Brief Introduction

This post is by Jason Stellman, Adult Education Specialist here at Verbum.

Hey everyone, my name’s Jason Stellman. I’m the new Adult Education guy at Verbum.

The reason I’m writing is that I’m planning to start a new series of posts on homiletics and preaching. Until a couple years ago, I was a minister in the Presbyterian Church in America, and my conversion to “the dark side of the Force” caused something of a stir in certain conservative Protestant circles. (If you’re interested, you can view my resignation letter here, my appearance on The Journey Home here, and my address at last year’s Defending the Faith conference in Steubenville here.)

For the past two decades, I’ve been teaching Scripture and theology on a regular basis, predominantly in official, ordained capacities both in broad evangelical and staunch Calvinistic contexts, and more recently to Catholic audiences. My career as a teacher of Scripture to everyone from poor African villagers to European university students to wealthy American suburbanites has enabled me to learn a bit about how to communicate deep truths to diverse audiences with credibility and understanding, in ways that are simple, clear, and engaging. It’s our conviction here at Verbum that the tools we offer can and should be directed toward our clergy, with a special desire to help priests with their weekly preaching ministries.

All that to say, I have a few ideas marinating in my head for how Verbum can help meet this serious need. So stay tuned for more posts and videos on preaching, as well as opportunities for you all to get involved in our efforts to get Verbum into the hands (or onto the screens) of as many Catholic priests and preachers as possible!

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