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Books from Deacon James Keating, Ph.D.

This list excludes IPF Publications.  To see more details about each book, click on it's cover.

The Character of the Deacon: Spiritual and Pastoral Foundations

By Deacon James Keating, Ph.D.

Summary:Drawing on the expertise of eight distinguished theologians, this collection of essays offers a unique insight into the many facets of the character of the deacon. The essays are divided into four areas: the diaconate and Scripture, tradition, prayer, and action. This book will not only serve as a dynamic resource for the intellectual and spiritual formation of deacons, but it will also secure for the deacon who has ministered for many years what he only glimpsed at the beginning of his ministry- Christ called him into a vocation that is fuller and richer than he could have every believed.

The Heart of the Diaconate

By Deacon James Keating, Ph.D.

Summary: Through the three areas of Calling, Formation and Ordination, and Ministry, The Heart of the Diaconate explores the creative tension of the diaconate vocation and what the diaconate for the future will look like.

 

Listening for Truth: Praying Our Way to Virtue

By Deacon James Keating, Ph.D.

Summary: Leads those in a search for a fuller experience of God that begins in prayer, grows in the rediscovery of our spiritual being, and grounds itself in the truth of Christ.

 

Conscience and Prayer: The Spirit of Catholic Moral Theology

By Deacon James Keating, Ph.D. & Fr. Dennis Joseph Billy, C.S.S.R.

Summary: Provides anthropological foundations for “reason’s spiritual rebirth” and presents “rapt listening” as the way prudence manifests itself in the moral lives of believers.

 

Pure Heart, Clear Conscience: Living a Catholic Moral Life

By Deacon James Keating, Ph.D.

Summary: Living a moral life is more than following rules. For a moral person morality looses all sense of restriction and becomes a positive affirmation of a relationship with God.

 

Moral Theology: New Directions and Fundamental Issues

Edited by Deacon James Keating, Ph.D.

Summary: Gathers together some of the top moral theologians to present their own personal visions on present state and future vision of fundamental moral theology.

 

The Deacon Reader

Edited by Deacon James Keating, Ph.D.

Summary: Presents an overview of the theological and pastoral nature of the diaconate and thus to clarify the fundamental identity of the deacon.

 

A Deacon’s Retreat

Edited by Deacon James Keating, Ph.D.

Summary: A self-directed retreat for Catholic deacons designed to lead the deacon into silent adoration and deeper appropriation of his call from Christ to become a deacon.

 

Moral Formation in the Parish:  With Your Whole Heart Turn to God

By Deacon James Keating, Ph.D. & Fr. Anthony Ciorra, Ph.D.

Summary: This work emphasizes the need to convert one’s heart to Christ in order to form a Catholic vision of what is right.

 

The Way of Mystery: The Eucharist and Moral Living

By Deacon James Keating, Ph.D. & Fr. Dennis Joseph Billy, C.S.S.R.

Summary: If Christian worship is to enliven us, it must help the faithful to integrate the spiritual and moral dimensions of their lives by leading them to embrace the attitudes and values embraced by Christ.

 

Crossing the Desert: Lent and Conversion

By Deacon James Keating, Ph.D.

Summary: A guide to morality for the ordinary, searching adult of the 21st century, this book of insightful commentary and questions for meditation shows readers how to live Lent to the fullest every day.

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