Paraclete Press announces its Sacred Music Division with Spring 2020 Complete Resource Catalog

Paraclete Press announces its Sacred Music Division with Spring 2020 Complete Resource Catalog January 6, 2020 — Paraclete Press is pleased to announce its Sacred Music Division. In the words of Sheet Music Editor and Gregorian Chant Specialist James E. Jordan, Jr., DMA, CJ: “From the earliest days at Paraclete Press, music has been a core resource and value. Rooted in Gregorian chant and the great traditions of choral singing from across the globe, Paraclete Sacred Music offers the finest resources, from…

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Paraclete Press enters the audiobook market with five new releases

Paraclete Press enters the audiobook market with five new releases October 1, 2019 — This month Paraclete Press is pleased to release five recent, bestselling titles into the audiobook market, with plans to release a total of 20 audiobooks during its 2019/2020 publishing season. Paraclete audiobooks will be available on Amazon, Audible, and iTunes, with plans to expand to other digital platforms by the end of October. The first five releases include two read by the authors: This Child of…

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Paraclete Press announces its new imprint: San Damiano Books

Paraclete Press announces its new imprint: San Damiano Books Paraclete Press, an ecumenical publisher, announces the launch of San Damiano Books: a new series/imprint focused exclusively on Franciscan spirituality. It will publish books for children as well as adults, fiction and nonfiction, spirituality and practical theology, books by vowed Franciscans and laypeople/writers—all with a passion for the spirit of Saints Francis and Clare. Two books will be published in Fall 2018: St. Francis and the Animals: A Mother Bird’s Story by Phil…

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Paraclete Press prepares digital and social media tie-ins for “A Christmas Carol” with original engravings

Paraclete Press prepares digital and social media tie-ins for “A Christmas Carol” with original engravings As the latest Hollywood hit, “The Man Who Invented Christmas,” opens this weekend, Paraclete Press is preparing digital and social media tie-ins for a new illustrated edition of A Christmas Carol that includes engravings from the original 1843 book. “Dickens is one of the most enduring classic authors, and this is Dickens’s most memorable work. We wanted to create a memorable edition of what is already a…

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Paraclete Press announces new Ronald Rolheiser book on one of the stigmas of our time, to publish December 2017

Paraclete Press announces new Ronald Rolheiser book on one of the stigmas of our time, to publish December 2017 The bestselling author of The Holy Longing turns his attention to one of the stigmas of our time: suicide.  His book, Bruised and Wounded, presents a new way of understanding death by suicide with chapters on: Removing the Taboo Despair as Weakness Rather than Sin Reclaiming the Memory of Our Loved One “Unique insights on the nature of suicide, its devastating effects, and…

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Paraclete adds Megory Anderson’s “Sacred Dying Journal” to extensive list of pastoral care resources

Paraclete adds Megory Anderson’s “Sacred Dying Journal” to extensive list of pastoral care resources This ecumenical book is being praised as a “tool to assist us in reflecting upon and expressing our wishes around dying,” by Sr. Maryann Lucy, OP, of the Sinsinawa Dominican Sisters of Wisconsin, and as “a gift that opens the heart to the deeper personal mysteries of death and dying,” by Barry R. Howe, retired Bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of West Missouri. Sacred Dying Journal by Megory Anderson, PhD,…

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Paraclete Press releases Christmas book for children on ethnicity and faith as national conversations about race continue

Paraclete Press releases Christmas book for children on ethnicity and faith as national conversations about race continue Just last week, Paraclete began shipping copies of That Baby in the Manger by Anne Neuberger and illustrated by Chloe E. Pitkoff. This new book answers the question: how can children of a variety of ethnicities in the 21st century identify with the baby Jesus who came to earth into a very different culture, centuries ago. After reading this book, “you and your children will…

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Paraclete signs two industry veterans to big books for 2018

Paraclete signs two industry veterans to big books for 2018 Paraclete Press has signed Bert Ghezzi, bestselling author, popular editor, and author of more than twenty books, to a new edition of a book first published a generation ago. The Angry Christian sold 60,000 copies in its original run twenty-five years ago, and is set to be reissued in April of next year, with a foreword by Brandon Vogt.  Phrases such as “culture of anger” have come to describe much of our world…

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On the 20th anniversary of Mother Teresa’s death Paraclete Press title passes 20,000 copies in sales; Excerpted by Fox News

On the 20th anniversary of Mother Teresa’s death Paraclete Press title passes 20,000 copies in sales; Excerpted by Fox News Twenty years after the death of Mother Teresa, I Loved Jesus in the Night: Teresa of Calcutta, A Secret Revealed (Paraclete Press) has broken 20,000 copies in sales and was excerpted this past week on the Fox News website (Opinion) with a very personal account by author Fr. Paul Murray, OP of meeting Mother Teresa: “What struck me at once was something which has been…

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Paraclete Poetry continues to expand as some consider whether Poetry is the New Adult Coloring Book

Paraclete Poetry continues to expand as some consider whether Poetry is the New Adult Coloring Book “Is Poetry the New Adult Coloring Book?”  If Publishers Weekly’s recent musings on market trends becomes a reality, Paraclete Press is prepared with a deep backlist in this category. With two new releases in poetry every season, the focus on this genre for a religious publisher is unusual. Publisher Jon M. Sweeney credits the house’s longstanding friendship with the late Phyllis Tickle (1934-2015) as the inspiration…

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Wisdom for the Ages from Francis of Assisi in two stunning new titles from Paraclete Press

Wisdom for the Ages from Francis of Assisi in two stunning new titles from Paraclete Press Paraclete Press is pleased to release two new additions to its treasury of titles on St. Francis! In The Canticle of the Creatures for Saint Francis of Assisi, celebrated Italian poet Luigi Santucci and American artist Br. Martin Erspamer lend heart and imagination to the “Canticle of St. Francis,” one of the most beloved texts in all the writings of St. Francis. Honoring the spirituality…

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Paraclete returns to Fiction with a debut novel to confuse the traditional shelving categories

Paraclete returns to Fiction with a debut novel to confuse the traditional shelving categories August 25, 2017 — With the publication of Can You See Anything Now? by Katherine James (October 10, 2017 / ISBN 978-1612619316 / Trade Paperback) Paraclete Press returns to publishing novels and launches a new series, Paraclete Fiction. “Our intention is to reach the unchurched, de-churched, and ‘nones,’” explains Publisher Jon M. Sweeney, “who would probably never look for something new to read in the ‘Christian Fiction’ section.” For a faith-based…

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Paraclete Press announces Jon M. Sweeney as Publisher and Editor-in-Chief

Paraclete Press announces Jon M. Sweeney as Publisher and Editor-in-Chief July 5, 2017 — Brewster, Massachusetts, USA: Paraclete Press, a publisher of books, recordings, and other media which represent afull expression of Christian belief and practice across denominations, cultures, and ages, is pleased to announce the hiring of Jon M. Sweeney as Publisher and Editor-in-Chief effective September 1, 2017. Sweeney held those two titles at Paraclete Press for many years, concluding in 2015 when he left to work in Catholic…

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Announcing the “Phyllis Tickle Award in Poetry”

Announcing the “Phyllis Tickle Award in Poetry” Contact: Sr. Antonia Cleverly, Publicist Tel. (800) 451-5006 x 329 srantonia@paracletepress.com Paraclete Press is pleased to announce the establishment of the Phyllis Tickle Award in Poetry, honoring our longtime friend, advisor, and member of Paraclete’s editorial board, Phyllis Tickle (1924 – 2015). This award will be given every other year to a writer for the publication, with Paraclete, of their first volume of poems. For many years, Phyllis helped guide and shape Paraclete…

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