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A Biblical Theology of Singleness Add to Cart
By Barry Danylak. 28 pages, $7.00
A study focused on the theological significance of singleness and its consequent place in the life of God's people. Explores the way those who are single typify the pattern of growth for God's people under the New Covenant--through mission and discipleship rather than procreation--and as such model life in Christ.
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Make A Venture Add to Cart
A music CD by Timothy Margiotta. 10 songs, $14.00
Beautiful and meaningful--contemporary Christian music by a member of the People of Hope Community in New Jersey. Songs: Gambler, God Must Have a Guitar, Venture, Marked as Mine, The Faith I See in Her, Mystery of Our God, Before You Say a Word, Help Me Lord, Paid in Full, Make a Venture.
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Groceries on a Saturday Morning Add to Cart
By Joanne Beckman 169 pages, $14.00
Winner of the Gold Medal (Christian Living Category) for the 2013 Illumination Book Awards. [PRESS RELEASE]

"A delightful blend of humorous anecdotes and insightful reflections on ordinary, daily life. Joanne Beckman's writing is refreshingly honest and revealing, giving the reader a window into her heart, mind, and soul." (From a review by Debra Herbeck.) Joanne Beckman is a teacher, writer, and editor. She has served in church and lay ministries for 27 years. Joanne is a member of the Word of Life Community in Ann Arbor, Michigan.
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A Grief Unveiled--Fifteen Years Later Add to Cart
By Gregory Floyd, 250 pages, $15.00
A classic work, newly updated after fifteen years--including content from the Floyd children. "A precise, intense reflection on the startling death of a six-year-old son. Over months, even years, Gregory Floyd ascends through the cold, bitter stages of grief--his wife's, his children's, his. Floyd's experience will ease many hearts still speechless with loss." (From a review by Michael Novak.) Gregory Floyd is the senior coordinator of the People of Hope, a Sword of the Spirit community in New Jersey
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The Juvenilization of American Christianity Add to Cart
By Dr. Tom Bergler 281 pages, $17.00
Tom Bergler has worked with college people in the Sword of the Spirit for more than 20 years. He is also professor of ministry and missions at Huntington University. The book traces the ways youth ministries have breathed new vitality into the American church. It also shows how this "juvenilization" has led to widespread spiritual immaturity, consumerism, and self-centeredness--a feel-good faith with neither intergenerational community nor theological literacy.
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First and Second Peter, Jude Add to Cart
By Dr. Daniel Keating 231 pages, $16.00
This book comes from the series: Catholic Commentary on Sacred Scripture, published by Baker Academic. Dr. Daniel Keating is a teacher and leader in the Sword of the Spirit. He has produced a clearly written commentary on the Bible books of First and Second Peter and Jude in which he integrates his exegetical insights with Catholic tradition and teaching. A valuable resource for those wishing to explore and better understand these important books.
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Strength Under Control Add to Cart
By John Keating 80 pages, $10.00
A book about Christian character, especially the Godly character traits of meekness and zeal. This book was originally published in 1981 and updated in 2011.
NEW PRINTING: SAME TEXT, LOWER PRICE
The Mission of the Sword of the Spirit Add to Cart
 
A Booklet for the Our Call Course.
By Steve Clark and Carlos Mantica, 36 pages, $3.00
The Sword of the Spirit is an international community of communities. In this booklet two prominent leaders of the Sword of the Spirit address the question of its call and mission--to be something and to do something. A companion booklet to the Our Call course.
Alive Add to Cart
By Paul Jordan, 35 pages, $5.00

Paul Jordan takes a long, hard look at the picture on the cover of this booklet, and in doing so takes a long, hard look at the person of Jesus Christ. It was created as an evangelistic booklet--to help men and women come into an initial relationship with Christ or to deepen an existing relationship with Him. Buy to use in your community outreach!
Amazing Love Add to Cart
A music CD by Thomas and Timothy Difato, 11 songs, $10.00.
Inspiring songs professionally performed by cousins from the SOS group in Jacksonville, Florida. Songs include When I think About the Lord, We Are Hungry, Revelation song, Amazing Grace, Amazing Love, Your Love is Extravagant, Lead Me to the Cross, I Can Only Imagine, Lord I Give You My Heart, and Marvelous Light.
Approach to Courtship: A Handbook for Pastoral Workers Add to Cart
Sword of the Spirit-North American Region, 44 pages, $5.50 (New size: 8
½X5½)
In the Sword of the Spirit, we consider it important to have a way of helping our single members prepare for and enter into marriage. We have developed an approach to courtship and marriage that we believe is consistent with Christian teaching and is adaptable to Western culture. This handbook contains sound wisdom that has been tested over 30 plus years in our communities. It was developed as a tool to help our pastoral workers as they work with young men and women before and during the courtship process, but it can be of benefit to any committed Christian.
Becoming Transgenerational and Kairos--for such a Time as This Add to Cart
By Jerry Munk and Mike Shaughnessy, 52 pages, $5.50
Transgenerational: Can (and should) members of the Sword of the Spirit try to pass the gift of christian community from one generation to the next? A frank discussion of what works and what does not.
Kairos: The Kairos director for North America outlines the history, goals, and vision for Kairos, the Sword of the Spirit's outreach to youth and young adults.

Baptized in the Spirit Add to Cart
By Stephen Clark, 71 pages, $5.50
This book helps Christians of all traditions to understand what it means to be baptized in the Holy Spirit. Steve's analysis is based on scripture and is illustrated with modern examples. First published in 1969, it is a practical and stimulating introduction to a significant spiritual experience and provides a clear explanation of the key theological issues associated with it.
Building a Household Add to Cart
By Kairos Europe, 55 pages, $10.00
Practical and helpful information, based on real-life experience, about building a single men's or single women's household in the Sword of the Spirit. Essential reading for anyone hoping to establish or live in a community household. Contributors: Paul and Noemi Jordan, Joni Rogge, Sam Geleyn, Annie Perrem, James Munk, Stephanie fitton, and Tadhg Lynch.
Building Christian Communities Add to Cart
By Stephen Clark, 156 pages, $10.00
First published in 1972 and revised in 1996, this classic work is once again in print. The author proposes a comprehensive strategy for recentering Jesus Christ in the Church and building up His body by means of building Christian communities. Provides an essential historical background for Sword of the spirit communities.

Catholics and the Eucharist: A Scriptural Introduction Add to Cart
By Stephen Clark. 273 pages, $12.00
Stephen Clark’s work on the Eucharist is an important attempt to recover the scriptural understanding of the rite. It is respectful of Catholic traditions, while suggesting ways of enabling the Biblical meaning to become more central. It is one of the most important liturgical works of recent years. (James Hitchcock)

Charismatic Spirituality Add to Cart
By Stephen B. Clark, 136 pages, $11.00

Steve Clark uses scripture and his years of pastoral experience to describe how the Holy Spirit operates in the church and the individual to redeem humanity and renew God's people. He provides practical help, carefully guiding readers to an understanding of the reality of the Holy Spirit and to an appreciation of what the action and the power of the Spirit can mean in the life of the individual Christian.

Child-Centered Parenting and Family Life Add to Cart
By Paul Dinolfo, 17 pages, $2.50

This booklet casts light on the problems that develop when parents and family become overly absorbed in the activities of the children--when sports academics, talent, popularity and proximate happiness take center stage and Christian character and family life receive inadequate time and attention. Especially valuable for families living in Christian community.

Christian Tithing Add to Cart
By Stephen B. Clark, 40 pages, $4.00
An informative study of tithing from a Christian perspective. Steve Clark examines Old and New Testament passages about tithing, teaching on the subject through the Christian era, and differing approaches to tithing today.
Malachi 3:10    Bring all the tithes into the storehouse, that there may be food in My house, and try Me now in this,” says the Lord of hosts, "if I will not open for you the windows of heaven and pour out for you such blessing that there will not be room enough to receive it.

Community Membership Add to Cart
12 pages, 5 booklets for $
8.00
A booklet designed for members of the Sword of the Spirit. It contains six documents that help to define and organize our lives and our life together: Our Call, The Core Community Covenant, Our Spirituality, Our Daily Life Ideal, Elements of Good Membership, and What We Stand and Work for. This booklet is referenced often in the community course Our Way of Life, and should be in the library of every member of the Sword of the Spirit.
A Concise Catholic Catechism
By Michael Shaughnessy, 156 pages, $7.00 Add to Cart
A much shorter version of the Catechism of the Catholic Church--in simple language with technical terms explained for the lay reader. This book is a handy reference for personal use and can serve as a helpful tool for parents who seek to instruct their children in the faith.

Courtship: A Christian Approach Add to Cart
By Paul C. Dinolfo, 32 pages, $4.00
A Christian approach to choosing a spouse that had been proven effective in many different nations and cultures for over 25 years. The apostle Paul instructs young people to approach courtship in holiness and honor...not like the heathen who do not know God. It is possible to do just this and the result is stronger and more stable marriage. A must read!

Covenant Community & Church Add to Cart
By Stephen Clark. 81 pages, $5.00
How should covenant communities be related to the Catholic Church? What kind of relationship should a community have with its local bishop? These and other issues are examined in a thoughtful way. A selection of Catholic documents relating to the charismatic renewal, covenant communities, and ecumenical relationships are included.

Essays on Christian Community Add to Cart
By Bob Tedesco, 157 pages, $10.00
Do covenant communities have something to contribute to our models of church? Bob Tedesco, the former president of the Sword of the Spirit North American Region, addresses this question in this compelling and challenging book. An excellent resource for people building Christian communities and for those concerned with those factors that make any community of Christians into a more life-giving and growth-oriented environment.
Finding New Life in the Spirit Add to Cart 
64 4" X 5.5" pages, sold in sets of five booklets, $12.50 for the set of five.
The classic companion booklet to the Life in the Spirit Seminars. Daily Bible readings and meditations for the seven weeks of the Seminars. Each person going through the Seminars should have, and use, a copy.
  Growing in Faith and Knowing God's Will Add to Cart
By Stephen Clark, 82 pages, $5.50
These two books, first published in 1972 and 1974, are combined in this edition. Faith is not just a gift we receive at the beginning of our Christian life. Whenever we want to see God act we need faith. God has a plan for our life, but how do we know what He wants us to do? Especially helpful for new Christians, but all will benefit.

Growing in Prayer Add to Cart
By Tom Gryniewicz, 32 pages, $3.50

A pamphlet taken from Tom's 1982 book, Growing closer to God. Daily prayer is one of the foundation stones of spiritual growth. This little book provides tangible and practical help to establish a pattern of daily personal prayer--and to grow closer to God.

How to Be Ecumenical Today Add to Cart
By Stephen Clark, Mark Kinzer, and Mike Shaughnessy, 100 pages, $5.00
Four articles: Orthodox, Protestants, Roman Catholics: What Basis for Cooperation, by Steve Clark; Convergent Ecumenism: Strategy for Hope, by Steve Clark; Cooperative Ecumenism: Being Different Without Being Distant, by Mark Kinzer; Challenges of an Ecumenical Community, by Mike Shaughnessy. Also, three important documents: Evangelicals and Catholics Together, Common Declaration of Pope John Paul II and Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew, and
Pope John Paul II and Cooperative Ecumenism.
Kairos Adelante! Songbook Add to Cart
A song book (words and guitar chords, no music notation), $12.00.
This song book was produced by Kairos (in Europe and the Middle East) for use at the 2011 Adelante! Conference. 85 songs are included (see song list by clicking here) from several languages: English, Spanish, French, German, Arabic, Armenian, Dutch, and Polish. Wire binding allows book to lay flat. A valuable resource.
(The) Red Madonna Add to Cart
A novel by Michael Shaughnessy. 392 pages, $13.00
An examination of clergy sex-abuse scandal through the fictious account of Fr. Michael Reilly. The first of three (planned) books in a series. Michael Shaughnessy is a member of the Servants of the Word, an ecumenical brotherhood of celibate men in the Sword of the Spirit.
(A) Season of Hope -- Music CD Add to Cart 
A music CD by the Brotherhood of Hope, 12 songs, $10.00
How many Christmas CDs do you have--probably dozens. How many Advent CDs do you have--probably none. Here is you chance to rectify that situation and bring into your home the music of Advent. The hymns and songs of Advent are performed by the Brotherhood of Hope, a Catholic brotherhood of evangelists who are entering into the life of the Sword of the Spirit.
Servants of Jesus Christ Add to Cart
By Don Schwager, 94 pages, $6.00
What can the New Testament teach us about the transforming power of Christ's love and the way of servanthood? This powerful book challenges Christian men and women to assume the same position that Jesus Christ assumed when He walked among us--that of a servant. For you were called to freedom, only do not use your freedom as an opportunity for the flesh, but through love be servants of one another. (Galatians 5:13)

(In) Spirit and Truth -- Music CD Add to Cart  
A music CD by members of the Sword of the Spirit, 16 songs, $11.00
The music on the CD was written, performed, and produced by members of the Sword of the Spirit throughout the North American Region--and it is fantastic: really, really fantastic. You may as well buy two or more, because as soon as you hear it, you will want more to give away--and copying is illegal. To listen to a short sample of each song, click on the title: (1) The River Flows (2) While We Still Breathe (3) By Your Steadfast Love (4) Join With Us (5) Open My Eyes (6) Sing to the Lord a New Song (7) Make Us Yours (8) Return O My Soul (9) Here is My Life (10) Holy is the One Who Saves (11) Glorious and Mighty (12) The House of God (13) All That is Good (14) Come Let Us Magnify the Lord (15) We Enter In (16) Lead Me Home
(The) Sword of the Spirit: Communities of Disciples on Mission Add to Cart
By Jerry Munk, 26 pages, $2.50
When people first encounter the Sword of the Spirit, they often have a number of questions. This booklet provides a good overview of the New Testament call for all Christians to live in a new society and one response to that call, The Sword of the Spirit. Especially helpful for guests and newcomers.
Life in the Holy Spirit Add to Cart
By Jerry Munk, 78 pages, $5.50
The Life in the Spirit Seminars has been a powerful tool for helping people come into a more tangible and personal experience of the Holy Spirit. Life in the Holy Spirit is based on the Life in the Spirit Seminars, but is geared for very small groups: one or two people working with a mentor inthe context of a community of Spirit-filled Christians.
Life in the Spirit Seminar for Children Add to Cart
By Jerry Munk, 75 pages, $5.50

A book designed for parents to read aloud and discuss with their children. It closely follows the outline of the Life in the Spirit Seminar, but presents the material in child-sized servings. The goal of the book is to bring community children more fully into the charismatic life of our communities. “You will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit. This promise is for you. It is also for your children(Acts 2:38&39 ICB) Click here to read the introduction to the book (Microsoft Word file).
Life in the Spirit Seminars Team Manual: Ecumenical Edition Add to Cart
151 pages, $10.00
The Charismatic Renewal brings a vibrant experience of the Holy Spirit to millions of Christians world wide. Central to this movement is the Life in the Spirit Seminars. This team manual provides step-by-step instructions for the seminars: how to set up the team, how to have discussion group, how to follow up with participants during and after the seminars. The manual includes detailed outlines for each talk and helpful instructions for the speaker. It was first published in 1973 and revised in 1979. This Ecumenical Version was written for use in all Christian traditions.

  Life in the Spirit Seminars Team Manual: Catholic Edition Add to Cart
160 pages, $10.00
The Charismatic Renewal brings a vibrant experience of the Holy Spirit to millions of Christians world wide. Central to this movement is the Life in the Spirit Seminars. This team manual provides step-by-step instructions for the seminars: how to set up the team, how to have discussion group, how to follow up with participants during and after the seminars. The manual includes detailed outlines for each talk and helpful instructions for the speaker. It was first published in 1979. This Catholic Edition was written for use Roman Catholic situations. (The ecumenical edition of this book can be purchased above.)

A Lily Among Thorns: The Qualities of a Christian Woman Add to Cart
46 pages, $5.00
This helpful booklet was written by a team of women. It examines qualities exemplified by women of the Bible and others. Qualities examined are: confidence, faith, courage, faithfulness, wisdom, humility, submission/faithfulness, joy/contentment, hope, obedience/strength/peace, gentle and quiet spirit, purity/self control, compassion, and love. Short essays on each quality are followed by a practical life application and a page for the reader’s reflections. Recommended for individual and small group use. 

Love Profound: Songs for Worship (songs by Ed Conlin) Add to Cart
110 pages, 8.5 X 11, spiral bound (so it lays flat), $13.00
Dozens of Ed Conlin's songs beautifully arranged for guitar, piano, and vocal. See the Table of Contents by clicking
HERE. A must have for community and outreach music groups. 
Man and Woman in Christ Add to Cart
An Examination of the Roles of Men and Women in Light of Scripture and the Social Sciences
By Stephen Clark, 584 pages (8 ½ X 11), $22.00
The 1980 classic is back in print!
This stunningly comprehensive combination of scriptural research with sociological, anthropological, and psychological data is, I believe, unprecedented (Fr. Richard John Neuhaus).
A scholarly, yet very readable and practical, presentation on an extremely important topic (Dr. James Dobson). Of all the multitude of books on this subject it is easily the best (Christianity Today).
Mi Herencia es el Señor -- Music CD Add to Cart
A music CD by members of the Servants of the Word, 16 songs, $11.00
A beautiful collection of acoustic music performed by brothers of the Servants of the Word living in Mexico. The songs are in Spanish and many are written by the brothers. The Servants of the Word is an ecumenical, international brotherhood of men living single for the Lord Jesus. To learn more visit www.servantsoftheword.org
Overwhelmed: Songs from a Summer in the "D" Add to Cart
A music CD by Detroit Summer Outreach interns. 8 songs, $10.00.
An assortment of contemporary, original Christian music--truly delightful! (1) Every Word, by Abe Gross and Max Haben (2) Draw Me Forth, by Ed Conlin (3) Your Perfect Love, by Ellie Giles and Lizzy Shell (4) From Every Land, by Stevie Jordan (5) Shipwrecked, by Abe Gross (6) You the Fount, by Ed Conlin (7) You Are Mine, by Ellie Giles (8) I Will Awake the Dawn, by Ed Conlin

A Pattern of Daily Personal Prayer Add to Cart 
12 pages, Sold in sets of three books for $5.50
The Sword of the Spirit is beginning a special teaching focus on daily personal prayer. This is the companion booklet for that series. It contains a suggested pattern of prayer and a sequence of Psalms and scripture readings for use in ones daily prayer.

Prayers for the Lord’s Day Add to Cart
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6 pages, Sold in sets of five books for $6.00
This little booklet contains a set of prayers to set aside the Lord’s Day “in order to worship God and remember the eternal life to which He has called us.” The prayers accompany a festive meal on Saturday evening (in New Testament times the Lord’s Day was considered to have started after sundown on Saturday) and a closing prayer for Sunday evening. Numerous families have found this practice to strengthen their relationships with one another and with the Lord.

Profile of a Man of God Add to Cart
16 pages, Sold in sets of five books for $6.00
The Profile of a Man of God is a tool for members of the Sword of the Spirit. It helps them consider and evaluate their relationship with God, with their church and community, their home and family, the larger society, and to consider their personal life as well. Excellent for use personally and in men's groups. This is a book for men who want to be disciples of Jesus Christ on mission and who see their life in Christian community as a means of doing that.

Profile of a Woman of God Add to Cart
16 pages, Sold in sets of five books for $6.00
The Profile of a Woman of God is a tool for members of the Sword of the Spirit. It helps them consider and evaluate their relationship with God, with their church and community, their home and family, the larger society, and to consider their personal life as well. Excellent for use personally and in women's groups. This is a book for women who want to be disciples of Jesus Christ on mission and who see their life in Christian community as a means of doing that.

Prophecy: Revised Edition Add to Cart
By Bruce Yocum, 139 pages, $10.00

Drawing from scripture, the church fathers, and his own long-time involvement in the charismatic renewal, Bruce Yocum discusses the nature of prophecy and offers guidelines for discerning prophetic inspiration. In this revised edition, Mr. Yocum also addresses the ministry of the prophetic gifts in the charismatic renewal today. First published in 1976 and revised in 1993--a new printing in 2009.

Redeemer Add to Cart
B
y Stephen Clark. 313 pages, $10.00
An overview of the meaning of Christ’s redeeming work.

“Stephen Clark’s rich and fascinating exposition of the most magnificent of all biblical themes is an outstanding achievement. Deep learning, deep Orthodoxy, and deep insight mark this book throughout. A devotional and ecumenical milestone.” (J.I Packer)

Rise Up O Men of God -- Music CD Add to Cart 
Music CD by members of The Servants of the Word, $8.50
13 songs performed by The Servants of the Word, an ecumenical, missionary brotherhood of celibate men in the Sword of the Spirit. This CD has been remastered from the 1980 recording.
Sing a New Song to the Lord -- Music CD Add to Cart
A music CD by The Servants of the Word, 13 songs, $10.00
The Servants of the Word is a missionary brotherhood of men from various Christian traditions living single for the Lord. An inspiring collection of music performed by the brothers.

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