Into His Likeness: Be Transformed as a Disciple of Christ

What Does It Look Like to Really Follow Jesus?

In the ancient disciple-rabbi relationship, the disciple would follow the rabbi so closely that he would be covered in the dust kicked up from his rabbi’s feet. Thousands of years later, though we walk on roads of pavement and not dust, we are still called to be disciples–to follow our Rabbi, Jesus Christ, so closely that we are covered with his life, changed, and made new.

Into His Likeness provides an approachable but in-depth exploration of how to live as a disciple and experience the transformation Jesus wants to work in our lives. We might desire to live more like Christ, but we know we fall short. This book simply helps us follow those initial promptings of the Holy Spirit, so that we may more intentionally encounter Jesus anew each day and be more disposed to his grace changing us ever more into his likeness

“Too many people have a cold, impersonal faith. In Into His Likeness, Edward Sri shatters this view and leads us on a breathtaking journey into a deeper personal relationship with Jesus.”   – Jennifer Fulwiler, SiriusXM radio host and author of One Beautiful Dream

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Praying the Rosary Like Never Before: Encounter the Wonder of Heaven and Earth

Do you have 2.5 minutes you can give to God?  This is the beauty of the rosary.  You don’t have to pray it all at once. And you can pray it anywhere.

Do you struggle with praying the rosary? Do you have trouble finding time, fighting distractions, or feeling you’re just going through the motions? In this powerful book by Edward Sri, you’ll discover practical ways to encounter Jesus and Mary more in the rosary and incorporate it into your daily life.

“The rosary is a simple prayer–a simple way to pray that has been available for hundreds of years. And yet many people are intimidated by this simply prayer. Dr. Sri has written this book to reconnect Catholics with their inheritance given to them in the rosary. This book can help the most inexperienced beginner or the most regular pray-er of the rosary deepen their experience of this great gift.”   – Fr. Michael Schmitz, speaker and director of youth ministry, Diocese of Duluth

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Who am I to Judge? – Responding to Relativism

  • “Don’t be so judgmental!”
  • “Why are Christians so intolerant?”
  • “Why can’t we just coexist?”

In an age in which preference has replaced morality, many people find it difficult to speak the truth, afraid of the reactions they will receive if they say something is right or wrong.  In Who Am I To Judge?, Edward Sri helps us understand the classical view of morality and equips us to talk effectively with our secular friends, appealing to both the head and the heart. Learn how Catholic morality is all about love, why making a judgment is not judging a person’s soul, and why, in the words of Pope Francis, “relativism wounds people.”  Purchase Book at Lighthouse Catholic Media

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Because Every Catholic Deserves to Know His Story

Based on the acclaimed film series Symbolon, this book by best-selling author Edward Sri gives adult Catholics something many of them didn’t receive growing up: the “why” behind what we believe as Catholics and the “how” we need to put our faith into practice each day. As Dr. Sri walks you through the Catholic Church, he does so addressing the common questions we face living in a secular culture. Questions such as…

  • Why do I need the Church—can’t I be spiritual on my own?
  • Isn’t one religion just as good as another?
  • Aren’t Chistians being judgmental when they talk about morality? Shouldn’t each individual be free to make up his own moral truth?
  • Why do Catholics and Protestants disagree?
  • Must Catholics worship Mary and always obey the pope?

More than an intellectual enterprise, this work is also a deep spiritual reflection and a practical guide to living out our faith in Christ. It aims to form both the head and the heart, not only helping us to understand Jesus and his plan of salvation, but inspiring us to love God and our neighbor better. Follows chapter-by-chapter the Symbolon film series. Excellent for parents, families, RCIA, catechist formation, parish leaders, small group leaders and individuals seeking to learn more about the Catholic Faith.

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Men, Women and the Mystery of Love

This updated and expanded edition of Edward Sri’s classic meditation on Pope John Paul II’s Love and Responsibility includes a new introduction, new chapters for singles and engaged couples, and more stories of people whose lives have been transformed by Pope John Paul II’s Theology of the Body.

Dr. Edward Sri is a theologian, author, and well-known Catholic speaker. He has written several bestselling books, and serves as professor of theology and vice president of mission at the Augustine Institute in Denver, Colorado. He is the content director for the acclaimed film series Symbolon: The Catholic Faith Explained and Beloved: Finding Happiness in Marriage.

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Walking with Mary: A Biblical Journey from Nazareth to the Cross

Do you know the human Mary? Do you know what was going on inside her step-by-step throughout her life – what St. John Paul II called Mary’s “interior pilgrimage of faith”?

In Walking with Mary, Edward Sri explores what Scripture tells us about nine key moments in Mary’s life when God was inviting her to take that next step as a disciple: to trust more, love more, give more, surrender more.

Even with her unique graces and vocation, Mary was still a human being–a woman who made a journey of faith through various trials and uncertainties, and who endured her share of suffering. Mary remains a woman we can relate to and from whom we have much to learn.

Rediscovering the Heart of the Disciple: Pope Francis and the Joy of the Gospel

The call of Christ to each of us is as heart-stopping as the moment captured by Caravaggio in his painting, The Call of St. Matthew. Jesus points, he invites—and Matthew the tax-collector must make a decision. “The Lord does not disappoint those who take that risk” and choose him, Pope Francis tells us in his Apostolic
Exhortation, The Joy of the Gospel.

Dr. Edward Sri, theologian, author, and speaker, unpacks The Joy of the Gospel, making it accessible and actionable. In these brief reflections Sri explores those things that hold us back, how we can open ourselves to God’s love, and the difference this can make to our joyful proclamation of the Gospel.

Pope Francis and the Joy of the Gospel reminds us that when life weighs us down, “the Lord is already there, waiting for us with open arms.”

Great for use by individuals or groups, each chapter concludes with questions for reflection or discussion, moving readers further into a renewed personal relationship with Christ.

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More Books from Edward Sri

Who am I to Judge?

In Who Am I To Judge?, Edward Sri helps us understand the classical view of morality and equips us to engage relativism, appealing to both the head and the heart. “Don’t be so judgmental!” “Why are Christians so intolerant?” “Why...

A Biblical Walk through the Mass

As Catholics, the Mass is the center of our Faith. We celebrate it every day. We know all the responses. We know all the gestures. But do we know what it all means? In A Biblical Walk Through the Mass, Dr. Edward Sri takes us on a unique tour of the Liturgy. Based on...

Mystery of the Kingdom: On the Gospel of Matthew

Mystery of the Kingdom is a refreshing study of the Gospel of Matthew that focuses on the “kingdom of God.” Why is the kingdom at the heart of Jesus’ teaching? What were Jesus’ contemporaries expecting? What is the relationship between the...

Queen Mother: A Biblical Theology of Mary’s Queenship

A compelling, in-depth presentation of the gebirah, or “Great Lady,” tradition in salvation history and its profound connection to the doctrine of Mary’s queenship. Edward Sri elucidates the common approaches taken to Mary’s role as Queen and demonstrates...

Dawn of the Messiah: The Coming of Christ in Scripture

Perhaps the story of Christ’s birth has become almost too familiar. We’ve heard the story so many times that it fails to shock us: the appearances of the angel, a virgin giving birth, a child placed in a manger, the arrival of shepherds and magi. But what if we...

The Real Story: Understanding the Big Picture of the Bible

What do Adam and Eve, Moses and David, and Jesus and the Apostles have to do with my life?  In The Real Story, Edward Sri and Curtis Martin break open the Word to examine how all the pieces fit together into one cohesive narrative—a story of how, little by little, God...

The Gospel of Matthew (coauthored with Curtis Mitch)

This engaging commentary on the Gospel of Matthew is the fifth of seventeen volumes in the Catholic Commentary on Sacred Scripture (CCSS), which will cover the entire New Testament. This volume, like each in the series, relates Scripture to life, is faithfully...