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For Immediate Release
Contact: Caroline Thomas

New for Your Lenten Journey

SAN JOSE, Calif., January 15, 2010—Resource Publications announces the publication of A Closer Walk with Jesus by Kay Murdy. Offer your parishioners something new for the coming Lenten season. This book includes insightful reflections and challenging discussion questions based on the daily readings and designed for a practical spirituality.

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Reading and Praying the Daily Gospels for Lent
(For years A, B, and C)
Kay Murdy
Paper, $9.95
96 pages, 5½" x 8½"
ISBN 0-89390-688-3

Are you searching for a meaningful way to observe Lent for yourself or for your prayer or Scripture study group? Kay Murdy guides us with meaningful commentary and insightful reflection/discussion questions. This book is designed to be used by groups who meet weekly for prayer and group discussion, with the option of continuing individual Lenten reflection for the rest of the week. It can also be used daily by individuals alone without the group dynamic. Based on the Lectionary readings, A Closer Walk with Jesus is written to bring us into the spirit of the season and to enable us to grow through personal and group engagement with the word which we will encounter again at Mass. 

Quantity discount pricing:
6 – 9 copies  $8.50 each
10 – 19 copies  $7.75 each
20 – 49 copies  $7.00 each
50 – 99 copies $6.50 each
100 – 499 copies $6.25 each
500 copies or more  $5.97 each

About the Author
Kay Murdy is an author, lecturer, teacher, and member of the Coordinating Instructional Team of the Catholic Bible Institute co-sponsored by the Archdiocese of Los Angeles and Loyola Marymount University. Her education includes a Masters in Religious Studies, Mount St. Mary's College (Los Angeles) and certificates in Bible Studies, Bible Study Leadership, and Pastoral Studies from Loyola Marymount University. She is a contributing writer for Ministry & Liturgy magazine. Her published works include What Every Catholic Needs to Know about the Bible: A Parish Guide to Scripture; Season of Emmanuel: Daily Reflections for Advent, Christmas and Epiphany; and From Pharaoh to the Father: A Journey Toward Freedom Through the Lord's Prayer (all published by Resource Publications).

Endorsements from reviewers

Lent remains a key season of reflection and renewal for all Catholics. Kay Murdy has provided a very practical and beautiful companion for those who want to make their Lenten journey truly a time of deep spiritual reflection and nourishment. Offering reflections on the biblical passages for each day of the Lenten Lectionary readings, this booklet informs its readers about the key motifs of each reading and how it can lead to prayer and profound spiritual renewal.
Fr. Donald Senior, C.P., President, Catholic Theological Union, Chicago, Illinois

The Lenten journey will be enhanced with your use of this well-written reflection booklet.  The way that it is set up with categories of: readings, key verse, understanding, reflecting, and praying is extremely helpful for any person who has a desire to make this Lenten time “a closer walk with Jesus.”  I would recommend that you read the Bible texts first and then follow the process outlined. You can do this individually as well as in small groups. I believe it will enhance your efforts to become aware of the need for love and justice in our world today.
Dorothy Jonaitis, OP, DMin, University of Dallas School of Ministry, Catholic Biblical School

A Closer Walk with Jesus is an inspiring as well as educative Lenten resource for adult faith formation. It can be used for individual reflection and prayer or for groups wanting to share faith with one another. Using the daily Bible readings for Lent, the resource could also be used in tandem–weekly readings for personal reflection and Sunday readings as a group preparation for the readings being proclaimed at Sunday Eucharist. However the booklet is utilized, Kay Murdy has provided a well thought out and well explained process for our Lenten reflection and discipline.
Gretchen Hailer, RSHM, Consultant, Adult Faith Formation, Author: Echoing the Faith (Paulist Press)

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