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Meeting Jesus Christ: Meditations on the Word

By Bransfield, J. Brian (Author)
$25.95 AUD

About this Book:

"Steal a few moments and give them to God. He is sure to be present."

In this spiritual companion, you are invited to personally encounter Jesus Christ through twenty-one Scriptural meditations which unlock unique perspectives on the mysteries of his life. Revealing how the Word of God is a light for all of us, best-selling author Monsignor J. Brian Bransfield shows you how to develop a more meaningful relationship with Christ through prayer. Whether you are seeking to revive or deepen your prayer life, this book will bring you into fruitful conversation with Jesus.

Each chapter takes up a different Gospel account from pages of the New Testament and draws you into meditation. Highlighting the new in the familiar, this guide equips you with a refreshing way to deepen your prayer life through looking for the unexpected in Scripture. Extending beyond sentimental, self-styled meditations that only focus on the self, this book focuses on Jesus in a way that opens up the mystery and beauty to your everyday life.


Chapter Contents: 

Chapter One: The Annunciation 

Chapter Two: The Nativity of St. John the Baptist 

Chapter Three: Christmas: The Nativity of Our Lord 

Chapter Four: "Isn't this the Son of Joseph?" 

Chapter Five: Casting Out a Demon 

Chapter Six: Follow Me: The Call of Saint Matthew 

Chapter Seven: The Great Catch of Fish 

Chapter Eight: The Cleansing of a Leper 

Chapter Nine: The Wedding Feast of Cana 

Chapter Ten: The Pharisee and the Tax Collector 

Chapter Eleven: "Zacchaeus, Come Down" 

Chapter Twelve: The Pool of Bethesda 

Chapter Thirteen: Martha and Mary 

Chapter Fourteen: The Woman Caught in Adultery 

Chapter Fifteen: "Love Your Enemies" 

Chapter Sixteen: The Sinful Woman 

Chapter Seventeen: The Unjust Judge 

Chapter Eighteen: The Defenseless God 

Chapter Nineteen: The Stone Was Moved Away 

Chapter Twenty: The Sea of Tiberius: Old Ways Are Never Far Away 

Chapter Twenty-One: St. Stephen: The First Martyr

Features & Benefits: 

Authored by best-selling author of spirituality titles

Foreword written by Cardinal Francis George, OMI, Archbishop of Chicago

Offers flexible format of interrelated chapters that can be read independently

Examines meaning of Greek terms

Incorporates quotes from Church Fathers and saints

References the Catechism of the Catholic Church and Church teaching

Integrates some Biblical exegesis

Includes applications to current affairs and concerns

Acknowledges contemporary lifestyle

Encourages meditation on passages not contained in the book

About the Author:

Reverend Monsignor J. Brian Bransfield is a priest of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia. Currently, he serves as the Associate General Secretary of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops. He also is an adjunct professor of moral theology on the Pontifical Faculty of the Immaculate Conception at the Dominican House of Studies in Washington, DC. Msgr. Bransfield holds a doctorate in moral theology from the Pontifical John Paul II Institute for Studies on Marriage and Family and has served on the faculty of St. Charles Borromeo Seminary in Philadelphia as a professor of moral theology. He is the author of the best-selling book The Human Person: According to John Paul II (Pauline Books & Media, 2010) and Living the Beatitudes: A Journey to Life in Christ (Pauline Books & Media, 2011).



Title:Meeting Jesus Christ: Meditations on the Word
Author:Bransfield, J. Brian
Paperback256 pages
Publisher:Pauline Books & Media


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