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“August rain: the best of the summer gone, and the new fall not yet born. The odd uneven time.” ― Sylvia Plath, Journal entry from August 1952. We may be nearing the end of summer, but August is also a month of festivals, carnivals and celebrations as well as the long-awaited summer holidays for those at schools and colleges. Make the most of the last month of summer and take a look at our books.

***NEW RELEASE***The Gift of Fiction: Youth Spirituality through Shakespeare’s and Tolkien’s Works

***NEW RELEASE***The Gift of Fiction: Youth Spirituality through Shakespeare’s and Tolkien’s Works

Robert Falzon SDB

£15.00

More than a book about Shakespeare and Tolkien, it is about how young adults may engage with fiction and there, find nourishment. Robert Falzon gathered data from a group of young people who engaged with the fictional texts of Shakespeare and Tolkien: not academically or in a literary analytic way, but experientially. "This study is an excellent exercise in youth spiritual empowerment through story-telling." Glen Attard, O. Carm.
Paperback portrait 148mm x 210mm
256 pp
386g
978-9918-9528-2-3

Drawing from the biblical Scriptures and how they were originally written, this book highlights not only the importance of stories in our life, but also the continuity that there is between our inner reality and our context, and moreover the continuity between the Sacred and the secular. This is a beautiful and creative proposal for exploiting the spiritual potential of non-religious fiction—a real gift to all those involved in ministering to young adults.