A ministry of Dominican Sisters ~ Grand Rapids


Hours: Monday through Friday: 12:00 – 5:30 p.m.; Saturdays from 10:00 a.m.-1:30 p.m.
During the summer months of June, July and August the bookstore is closed Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays. For questions or additional information, please call the bookstore at 616.514.3312 or contact Sister Kathleen Przybylski 616.514.3354, or email Sister Kathleen at . Since our hours sometimes change from the norm, please check the specific date at the online Bookstore Calendar

Books on Pope Francis

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“God does not wait for us to go to him, but it is he who moves toward us, without calculation, without quantification. That is what God is like. He always takes the first step; he comes towards us.” Pope Francis offers a profound and compelling reflection on humanity’s needs for faith in his first encyclical, Lumen Fidei, which completes the work of his predecessor, Pope Benedict XVI. Without the light of faith, he writes, “all other lights begin to dim.” Pope Francis is still hew to us, but in this biography you will get to know this man who became ope: a street priest at heart with a deep love for people and a pastor’s touch. HE teaches in word and deed the truths of he Church and God’s merciful love.
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“Brothers and Sisters, before the Bishop blesses teh people, I ask you to pray to God that He will bless your Bishop.” Written by Andrea Tornielli, one of the best, of not the best, Vatican reports alive. The Joy of the Gospel is a passionate call for every Christian to “be constantly ready to bring the love of Jesus to others.” In this apostolic exhortation, Pope Francis responds to the suggestions of the 2012 Synod of Bishops on the New Evangelization by outlining a road map for the Church’s pastoral mission and work in the world. Gregory Heille, OP introduces readers to the pope’s preaching, his insights about the preaching of vocation of the ordained, and his call to all the baptized to go to the margins as missionary disciples and evangelists of the Word.

General Interest Books

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From the bestselling author of The Secret Life of Bees comes Sue Monk Kidd’s The Invention of Wings. This is the tale of one motherless daughter’s discovery of what family really means–and of the strange and wondrous places we find love. In his most intimate self-portrait, Robert J. Wicks–bestselling author of Riding the Dragon and respected spiritual guide, therapist, and speaker–reflects on childhood summers spent away from New York on his fmily’s farm. He mines those memories for lessons in finding contentment amidst hectic contemporary life. Reid takes the Sunday experience to every day with accessible weekly meditations on the Lectionary readings of the year. The collection of articles allows readers to meditate on the connection between the sacred text and their daily lives.
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Open this book and discover a treasure of 20 inspiring and emotional images of Christ in visual and written form, reflecting many times and cultures. You’ll find new ways to pray and new ways to know Jesus: The Way, The Truth, The Life. Sure, sometimes you feel as if all the pieces have been dumped out on the dining room table and there’s no way to get them to fit together. We all do. That’s why you must have confidence in the big picture. And that’s why you must learn to read the godwinks . . .those remarkable little things that happen to us all. Whether you’re starting out or starting over, it’s comforting to know that you’re never alone–God is watching and guiding your every step.
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A wise and sensitive dissenting voice, Grief Therapy demonstrates how the grieving process takes time and deserves attention. This classic guide, now in a newly updated edition, reassures those who grieve that out of their pain can come profound, transforming healing. (by Karen Katafiasz) Sandra Schneiders, IHM, weds her academic excellence with her passion for the vowed life to produce a body of work both brilliant in its insight and accessible to the reader. Completing her trilogy on Religious Life, Sandra illumines the relevance of poverty and obedience in the modern world. Macrina Wiederkehr, author of Seven Sacred Pauses, says of Rupp’s book: “In My Soul Feels Lean, Joyce Rupp offers us a key to the soul’s deep places of loss and restoration. Open the door to her poetry and come on in: there will be rugged lands and flowering meadows–luring you into prayer and reflection.”
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A coincidence–sometimes a silly little thing–changes the course of your day . . . or even your life. Is it chance, is it luck, or is God communicating with you? In this book, Rohr likens True Self to a diamond, buried deep within us, formed under the intense pressure of our lives that must be searched for, uncovered and separated from all the debris of ego that surrounds it. For thirty years, Joyce Rupp has comforted millions with such books as Praying With Our Goodbyes and May I Walk You Home. In Fly While You Still Have Wings, she shares the story of her own grief, offering readers both a profile of her mother’s resilient spirit and a voice of compassion for their own experience of loss.
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“The blessings offered in these pages are my attempt to put some words on that wordless sense of blessing that perhaps all of us come to know when we remain faithful to the journey…Surely as we bless each other, one person at a time, peace will come to a world that so yearns for it.” – Maxine Shonk, OP In words as wise as they are inspiring, Between the Dark and the Daylight explores the concerns of modern life, of the overworked mind, and the hurting heart. We are all too familiar with experiences in our lives that seem to obscure God’s goodness to us and in us. We find ourselves in those places of darkness in our loves that throw us into the shadows and make it difficult to see the way clearly…we must look for the proverbial “silver linings” to give us hope and to keep us moving toward the light.
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The #1 bestselling 365-day devotional Jesus Calling is written as if Jesus Himself is speaking directly to you – words of encouragement, comfort, and reassurance of His unending love. Drawing on extensive study and her lived experience as a consecrated woman, Sr. Marianne Lorraine Trouvé provides insightful commentary, which can be used for study and reflection either privately or in groups. The life and faith of Kenneth E. Untener, bishop of the Diocese of Saginaw, Michigan, told in his own words – based on homilies, talks, and writings.
The bookstore at Dominican Center supports the Dominican charism of study and reflection with an appropriate collection of books and materials for those who seek light and food for the journey. Browse, read and let yourself get caught up in learning, reflection and enjoyment of ancient sources and contemporary resources. There are several books on spirituality and contemporary life, along with an assortment of gifts, cards, candles and music.