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Friday, 25 October 2019 12:03

New Children's Book Series

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Don Bosco Publications are now stocking a new four-book series called Bible Detective. The books introduce the Bible to children by finding people in major biblical settings in a where’s Wally style.
The series includes: Looking for the First Christians, Looking for the Promised Land, Looking for Jesus and Looking for God’s People.

The books are available on our website for £3.45 (inc UK p&p) each - click each title above. For overseas bulk orders, please contact us at

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On Sunday 13 October in Rome, Blessed John Henry Newman will become the first English saint to be canonised since 1970, and the first person who lived after the 17th Century to be made a saint. To celebrate this historic event, Don Bosco Publications has produced a new Pocketbook (out now!) and a prayer card. 


The commemorative prayer card is available for the price of postage (UK 60p). The Pocketbook costs £1.60 including UK p&p, and can be ordered from our online bookshop here. (for overseas orders, contact Don Bosco Publications (see below).

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Tuesday, 07 May 2019 12:51

Sharing publishing ideas in Munch

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Sarah Seddon, Manager of Don Bosco Publications, and Fr Bob Gardner, Delegate for Publications and Social Media, were in Munich this week to represent the British Province at at the biennial meeting of the European Don Bosco Publishing houses, hosted at the Munich Salesianum.

Stefan Höchstädter, Managing Director of the Don Bosco Verlag in Munich, said it was an excellent opportunity to get to know what everyone in Salesian publishing is doing, and also “to show them our work here in Munich with the strong connection to the young people on Campus Don Bosco, that combines different Salesian institutions next to our publishing house, like our group homes for apprentices.”

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Last weekend, Adam Ditchburn, a volunteer at Savio House in 2006, launched his first collection of poetry, As the Crow Flies, at an event at Hull Library, in his home town.


Adam, pictured above with his wife and children, has been writing and performing songs in the UK and USA for several years, but the book, published as part of Don Bosco Publications' Pocketbook series, marks a shift of his writing focus towards poetry and prose.

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Fr Poitr, Sarah, Fr Peace, Fr Carlos and Br Sheldon outside the communty house.


While she was on holiday in The Gambia, Sarah Seddon, Manager of Don Bosco Publications, took the opportunity to visit the country’s recently established Salesian mission, with some gifts from our Province.


On Monday March 18, I took a break from relaxing in the sun to pay a visit to a new Salesian community the small Manjago village of Kunkujang Mariama in The Gambia. I took with me a case of Don Bosco Publications' books to help with the Salesian mission there. Travelling off the tourist trail to a little village in the middle of the African bush can be rather daunting, but I received a warm Salesian welcome and was immediately put at ease.

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Accompanying the Young in a Quest for meaning: Reflections on Salesian Spiritual Companionship

Louis Grech SDB's new book on accompanying young people has been launched by Don Bosco Publications just in time for next weekend's seminars presented by the author on the same topic. 

The book provides a well-researched and fascinating grounding in Don Bosco's unique approach to spiritual companionship and its contemporary context, and practical guidance on using the approach today, from a current practitioner.

The book considers the wider topics of human spirituality and whether children are 'born spiritual', and how far Don Bosco influenced the way the Church viewed child holiness, and looks at what today's Salesians and youth workers can learn from Don Bosco's experience.

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Tuesday, 05 March 2019 14:56

Spiritual reading for Lent


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Lent isn't just about giving things up. It's a fruitful time to develop our spiritual practices, or begin new habits of prayer and study. A well-chosen book or two can be of great assistance in this, and Don Bosco Publications has a range of titles suited to the season.


Two books from Fr Michael Winstanley SDB are valuable companions for those who want to deepen their faith and understanding during Lent. Lenten Sundays surveys the Sunday Gospels from all three Liturgical Cycles, looking at the historical context, the essence of each story, and how it fits into the life of Jesus, and how we can apply its message in our lives today.  His latest book, Alive!, steps beyond Lent and explores the resurrection narratives, preparing us to welcome the risen Christ by grasping what it is to be fully 'alive' as Christians.


We also have books to enrich the Lenten experience of children and young people. Our Swatch Journey Through Lent is a prayer resource book for young people, containing a range of activities and simple reflections which can be used in groups and families, or individually. The Life of Jesus: A Colouring Book is a way of helping small children engage with the stories of the passion and resurrection in an age-appropriate manner. 


Visit our online bookshop to find out more and buy any of the books, or contact us for overseas and bulk orders -



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In the latest book from Don Bosco Publications, Arturo Cattaneo takes cues from Pope Francis' exhortation on family life, Amoris Laetitia (2016), to offer guidance in helping engaged couples prepare for marriage.


The small and highly readable volume is an essential resource for anyone involved in marriage preparation, from priests to families and the couples themselves.


Arturo Cattaneo is a priest of the Prelature of Opus Dei, and the author of many books on Canon Law, the Church and pastoral topics. He has doctorates in Canon Law and Theology, and currently teaches at the Faculty of Theology at Lugano, Switzerland. He is a consultant to the Dicastery for Laity, Family and Life.


Buy now from our online bookshop, £6.50 including UK p&p, or contact us for overseas and bulk orders.



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The latest book by Fr Michael T Winstanley SDB is now in stock, and from the number of enquiries about it received at Don Bosco Publications before its launch, it's going to be very popular!


‘Alive! The Gospel Resurrection Narratives: Then and Now’,  represents Michael’s ability to sensitively and effectively translate scholarly work on scripture into language that speaks vividly to Christians today. 


Order now from our online bookshop, £14 including UK p&p, or contact Don Bosco Publications for bulk and overseas orders. 



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Monday, 12 November 2018 09:36

Just arrived: our new children's book

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Don Bosco Publications' new children's book, 'The Star from the East', is now in stock. This beautifully illustrated Christmas fairy tale will delight children, and all of the family


Order now from our online bookshop, £11 including UK p&p, or contact Don Bosco Publications for postage cost for multiple copies, and for bulk and overseas orders.



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