Public Square

Front Cover for Power of the Ring

Stratford Caldecott reveals the spiritual undercurrents in The Lord of the Rings, elucidating themes in Tolkien's popular stories and drawing on work published posthumously to come to fascinating conclusions. See how the bestselling, devoutly Roman Catholic author infused fantasy with faith.

Front Cover for Patriotism and Fraternalism in the Knights of Columbus

A comprehensive account of how the anti-Catholicism of the early 20th century was vigorously countered by the Fourth Degree of the Knights of Columbus.

Front Cover of Parish!

Witnessing the renaissance of spirituality in America, an eighteen-month series of reports on various aspects of the life of a multicultural suburban Roman Catholic parish looked deeply into the spirituality of one Christian community, spoke deeply to people searching for their own spirituality—and won a Pulitzer for beat reporting.

Good News From North Haven

This charming collection of slice-of-life stories about the Rev. David Battles and life in a mythical Midwest town caused a sensation when it was first released. With over 55,000 copies in print and a review in the New York Times, it remains a favorite for Christian readers.

Front Cover of From Resurrection to Pentecost

This third edition of Bishop Morneau's successful seasonal meditation series takes the reader through the 40 days of the Easter season.

Front Cover for Educating for Life

Thomas Groome engages the central issues that concern educators, regardless of their religious traditions, offering a profound wisdom—the fruit of years of experience in religious education.

Front Cover of Discipleship of Equals

Elisabeth Schüssler Fiorenza, a groundbreaking feminist theologist, shares articles and essays from lifetime of incisive participation in the women’s religious movement. A scholarly and rigorous examination that advocates for the renaming and reclaiming of feminine religious power.

Front Cover of The Company of Strangers

In this award-winning book, Parker J. Palmer offers a revitalizing understanding of the notion of public life and shows how profound spiritual seeking leads us into the abundance of community.

Front Cover of Light in the Darkness

This is the third and final volume in a trilogy of insightful reflections on some of our oldest and favorite prayers.

Leaving North Haven

Like its predecessor, Good News from Haven, Leaving North Haven is a collection of related stories following one year in the life of the wise and understanding pastor of a small Presbyterian Church, Rev. David Battles.

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