"Sr. Marielle Frigge's book is an excellent introduction to the study of the Bible. She presupposes nothing, but conveys a great deal. No matter what the students' backgrounds, this introductory text will speak to them all. The glossaries, maps, charts, and other visuals are very helpful. Students and readers who work through her book will have a solid foundation in modern biblical studies."
Fr. Hugh Feiss, OSB, STD
Coordinator, Benedictine Distance Learning
“Kaltner and McKenzie have done it again! As in their earlier Uncensored Bible, they have written a lively, insightful, and humorous introduction to the Bible that is sure to keep all readers—especially students—awake, informed, and entertained. In the field of biblical studies, that is no small feat! I enthusiastically recommend The Back Door Introduction to the Bible to one and all.”
Brent A. Strawn
associate professor of Old Testament
"Martin Albl offers students a well-written and extraordinarily researched text that describes and embodies the unity of faith and reason in the Catholic tradition. The author’s command of philosophical, theological, and scientific literature provides a thoughtful and rich discussion of meaningful contemporary ideas in an accessible classroom format. The book will challenge and enlighten readers."
Randall Woodard, PhD
Assistant Professor of Theology
Saint Leo University
“The author has done a commendable job in highlighting important modern developments in Roman Catholicism. I especially found the chapters on ecumenism and interfaith dialogue helpful in my introductory courses, which are becoming more and more confessionally and even religiously diverse."
Christopher Dorn, PhD
"The author asks practical questions, and answers them with considerable intelligence and careful scholarship. The subject matter is important yet is seldom grasped with the depth one finds in this volume."
John Haughey, SJ, research fellow
Woodstock Theological Center at Georgetown University
author of Where Is Knowing Going? (Georgetown University Press, 2009)
"Catholic Ethics in Today's World is excellent for introducing students to moral reasoning in a genuinely theological context. The authors stress the positive dimension of ethics, quickly breaking through students' stereotypes about Catholic ethics as rule-bound and constricting. The chapters on controversial issues present the reasoning behind official Catholic teaching very cogently, which sets just the right foundation for critical yet constructive dialogue in the classroom."
Dr. Brian Stiltner
Associate Professor, Dept. of Philosophy and Religious Studies
Sacred Heart University
"Thank God for unruly women like Verena Wright and for her positive and stimulating book. Parishes could well skip sermons on Sundays from time to time and read out chunks of it instead."
"Green Discipleship will be a wonderful textbook for teachers and students. Faculty will find that the twenty-one essays cover a wide range of topics for a course on theology and the environment. Undergraduate students will find the essays written in a style that is accessible and with content that is informative. Helpful features that include review and reflection questions, an extensive glossary of terms, a bibliography, and an essay on library research make this volume a first-rate educational resource."
Kenneth R. Himes, OFM
Department of Theology
“The Almighty and the Dollar is a vibrant reexamination of the U.S. Catholic bishops’ seminal teaching in their historic pastoral letter Economic Justice for All. This book is both steeped in the history of the pastoral letter and energized by its application to today’s world. It will be a touchstone for all who strive to live their faith in the marketplace.”
Simone Campbell, SSS
Executive director, NETWORK