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Books from Deacon James Keating, Ph.D.:

Seminary Theology: Teaching in a Contemplative Way
Edited by Deacon James Keating, Ph.D.

Summary: Addressing the pedagogical vocation of the seminary theologian, this fine set of essays draws out the integral relationship between the theological instruction and spiritual formation. 

Seminary Theology II:
Theology and Spiritual Direction in Dialogue
Edited by Deacon James Keating, Ph.D.

Summary: Explores the relationship between seminary theology and the contemplative art of spiritual direction.

Resting on the Heart of Christ
By Deacon James Keating, Ph.D.

Summary: Graduate study is difficult, but for the seminarian, it ought not to be void of spiritual growth. Spiritual growth can be encouraged in the actual practices of attending to theological content.

Spiritual Fathers: A Workbook for Priests and Dads
Edited by Deacon James Keating, Ph.D.

Summary: Together, the father and the priest can meet an urgent need in the family and Church today: presenting the spiritual life as a true journey to personal happiness.

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.