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Broaden Your Verbum Library with These Recent Additions

Sr. Mary Margaret Funk writes on practicing early monasticism, the International Theological Commission provides five decades of theological reflection, and select works from the great Henri de Lubac publish soon—and here’s what else is new and upcoming in Verbum.

You also can guide the future of Verbum resources by placing a bid for Pre-Pub products, such as the Liturgical Press Wisdom Commentary Series (16 vols). [Read more…]

The Full but Neglected Backpack

This is a guest post from author and apologist Steve Ray.

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A Christian can be compared to a man on a journey.

As soon as the traveler crested the hill, he knew he was in dire straits. He was lost and desperately weary from hours of trudging down dusty paths, and his tongue was swollen with thirst. The leather pack his mother had given him grew heavier by the mile. He was nowhere near his destination. [Read more…]

Discover January’s Saint of the Month: St. Thomas Aquinas

Each month in 2019, Verbum will be highlighting one saint’s life, work, theology, and impact on the Church. This month’s saint, Thomas Aquinas, is one of the most influential philosophers and theologians of all time.

Lived: 1225–March 7, 1274
Feast Day: January 28
Patronage: Academics, apologists, philosophers, and theologians [Read more…]

What We Read This Month: Highlights from the Verbum Team

Every month two members of the Verbum team share what they read and watched in Verbum and around the web.

Donald Antenen, Verbum Marketing Manager:

This month I used Verbum for research while writing Catholic New Year’s resolutions. That meant a lot of time in the Catechism and related Church documents. I also enjoyed Advent reading from the Daughters of Saint Paul devotional Advent Grace and Pope Benedict XVI’s The Blessing of Christmas.

Pope Benedict is rightly understood as a brilliant theologian and intellectual, but the tenderness and beauty of his writing are often overlooked. They ought not to be. [Read more…]

3 Catholic Prayer Habits for a Christ-Exalting 2019

The new year isn’t just a time to renew your gym membership. It’s an opportunity to offer your heart to the glory of Christ and his Church. With that in mind, we’ve made a list of 8 Catholic resolutions to guide your spiritual life throughout the year.

Below are three resolutions specifically focused on prayer. Check out the full list to discover a few resources we’ve pulled together to help you have a Christ-honoring 2019. [Read more…]

5 Ways the New Verbum Is Easier to Use and Faster Than Ever

If you want to renew your love for Scripture, challenge yourself to grow spiritually, and revel in the awe-inspiring character of God, there’s no substitute for studying the Mind of the Church.

That’s why when we made Verbum 8, we challenged ourselves to make it easier than ever for you to experience the rewards of deep Catholic study. And that meant making the most complete overhaul of the software ever. [Read more…]

How to Get Verbum 8: All Your Options Clearly Explained

The new version of Verbum is here. It’s redesigned in a big way to be faster and easier to use than ever.

Whether you’ve never owned Verbum or have been with us from the start, here are all your options for how to get Verbum 8, clearly explained. I’ll also explain why some customers choose one option over another.

You can also call us at 888-875-9491 to get more personalized help choosing the right option for you. [Read more…]

New Catholic Releases Coming to Verbum—Save Up to 45%

We’ve got lots of new resources just published or coming soon to Verbum. Take a look at the resources below to see how they can help round out your Verbum library. [Read more…]

When the Church Confronts Culture

As believers, we are part of a conflict that has existed since the Church began—the constant confrontation with a secular world, humanistic cultures, and ideologically opposed governments.

Equip yourself for the struggle with The Sense of the Supernatural, Verbum’s Free Book of the Month. And don’t miss your chance to get two other relevant resources for under $8.

Examine different arguments and discover unique perspectives and analyses with resources that take you through these issues with compassion and intellectual depth. [Read more…]

‘In All People’: Tertullian on The Lord’s Prayer

In On the Lord’s Prayer, three early church fathers—Tertullian, St. Cyprian, and Origen—explore the Lord’s Prayer and its role in the Christian life. In the excerpt below, Tertullian discusses the mystery of God’s holy name and calls Christians to pray that God’s name is revered in all people. The excerpt’s original wording has been preserved. [Read more…]

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