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Publication Order of Non-Fiction Books

A Study of the de Potentia of Thomas Aquinas in Light of the Dogmatik of Paul Tillich (1993)Description / Buy at Amazon
Thomas Aquinas: Spiritual Master (1996)Description / Buy at Amazon
And Now I See... (1998)Description / Buy at Amazon
Heaven in Stone and Glass (2000)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Strangest Way (2002)Description / Buy at Amazon
Word on Fire (2002)Description / Buy at Amazon
Bridging the Great Divide (2004)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Priority of Christ (2007)Description / Buy at Amazon
Eucharist (2008)Description / Buy at Amazon
Catholicism: A Journey to the Heart of the Faith (2011)Description / Buy at Amazon
New King for a New Kingdom (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
The New Evangelization and the New Media (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
Exploring Catholic Theology (2015)Description / Buy at Amazon
To Light a Fire on the Earth (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon
Vibrant Paradoxes (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon
Arguing Religion (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon
Seeds of the Word (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon
Letter to a Suffering Church (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Pivotal Players (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon
Centered: The Spirituality of Word on Fire (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon
Renewing Our Hope (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Rosary (2021)Description / Buy at Amazon
Light from Light (2021)Description / Buy at Amazon
Proclaiming the Power of Christ (2021)Description / Buy at Amazon
Redeeming the Time (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Great Story of Israel (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon
This is My Body (2023)Description / Buy at Amazon
Come, Lord Jesus (2023)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Brazos Theological Commentary on the Bible Books

Acts (By: Jaroslav Pelikan) (2006)Description / Buy at Amazon
Leviticus (By: Ephraim Radner) (2007)Description / Buy at Amazon
Leviticus (By: Robert Jenson,Robert Wilken,Ephraim Radner,Michael Root,George Sumner,R Reno) (2007)Description / Buy at Amazon
Jonah (By: Phillip Cary) (2008)Description / Buy at Amazon
Genesis (By: R.R. Reno) (2010)Description / Buy at Amazon
2 Samuel (With: R.R. Reno) (2015)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Anthologies

Investigating Women(1995)Description / Buy at Amazon

Robert Barron
Robert Barron was born November 19, 1959 in Chicago, Illinois, and he is of Irish descent. Robert spent his childhood living in Detroit, Michigan first, then in Western Springs, which is a Chicago suburb. His dad (who died in 1987 when Robert was 27) was a national sales manager for John Sexton & Company, which is a national food distributor, while his mom was a homemaker,. He has a sister and a brother, named John Barron, who’s the Sun-Times Media Group’s publisher.

Robert began reading the works of Thomas Aquinas when he was just a freshman at Fenwick High School, this private Dominican high school. He transferred to a private Benedictine high school, Benet Academy, where he graduated in 1977.

Robert went to the University of Notre Dame in Notre Dame, Indiana, for a year before he transferred to Mundelein Seminary located in Mundelein, Illinois. A year later, he got accepted at the School of Theology of the Catholic University of America in Washington, DC as a Basselin Scholar, where he earned his Bachelor of Philosophy degree in 1981 and a Master of Philosophy degree in the year 1982; with his master’s thesis being on Karl Marx’s political philosophy. Robert earned his Licentiate of Sacred Theology from Mundelein Seminary in 1986.

On May 24, 1986, he was ordained into the priesthood for the Archdiocese of Chicago by Cardinal Joseph Bernardin.

After Robert served as an associate pastor of St. Paul of the Cross Catholic Parish in Park Ridge, Illinois, from 1986 to 1989, he was sent off to France and he earned a Doctor of Sacred Theology at the Institut Catholique de Paris in 1992. His dissertation was called “Creation as Discipleship: A Study of the De potentia of Thomas Aquinas in Light of the Dogmatik of Paul Tillich”.

Robert, along with his native English, is fluent in German, French, Spanish, and Latin.

He was a professor of systematic theology at University of St. Mary of the Lake from 1992 to 2015, where he was also named the inaugural Francis Cardinal George Professor of Faith and Culture in 2008. Robert also served as the president-rector from 2012 until 2015.

Robert lectured extensively both in the United States and internationally, including the Pontifical North American College and the Pontifical University of St. Thomas Aquinas in Rome. In the year 2000, he launched the Word on Fire Catholic Ministries, his non-profit organization, which supports his evangelistic endeavors. Word on Fire programs, which feature Robert, have been broadcast on WGN, Telecare, EWTN, Relevant Radio, and the Word on Fire YouTube channel on a regular basis. The Word on Fire website offers daily articles, blogs, commentaries and more than ten years worth of weekly sermon podcasts.

“Catholicism” is a non-fiction book that was released in 2011. What is Catholicism? A mystery? A worldview? A 2,000 year old living tradition? A relationship? A way of life? In “Catholicism” Father Robert Barron examines each of these questions and more, looking to capture the heart, body, and mind of the Catholic faith.

Beginning with the essential foundation of Jesus Christ’s incarnation, teaching, and life Father Barron moves through the defining elements of Catholicism; from worship, prayer, and sacraments, to the Apostles, Mary, and Saints, to salvation, grace, heaven, and hell. All using his distinct and dynamic grasp of theology, architecture, Scripture, art, literature, philosophy, personal stories, and history in order to present the Church to the entire world.

Paired with his documentary film series with the same name, this is an intimate journey, and captures “The Catholic Thing” in all of its beauty and depth. Unique, eclectic, and inspiring, Father Barron brings the faith to life for a whole new generation, in a style which is faithful to timeless truths, while simultaneously speaking the language of contemporary life.

“Seeds of the Word: Finding God in the Culture” is a non-fiction book that was released in 2015. Ever since the first century, Christians have detected “seeds of the Word” in the surrounding culture. No matter just how distorted or charred the fragments are, we can always uncover inklings of the Gospel, which can lead people to God.

Through this evocative collection of essays, Bishop Barron finds these “seeds” in today’s most popular books, films, and current events. How does Bob Dylan convey the prophetic overtones of Isaiah and Jeremiah? How do “The Hobbit”, “Superman”, and “Gran Torino” illuminate the figure of Jesus? Where can we detect the ripple of original sin in sports, politics, and internet culture? Finding the “seeds of the Word” requires a whole new vision. This book is going to train you to see.

This book sheds a whole new light on the influence of the Gospel in modern culture. Catholic books such as these give you the proper tools needed to inspire a new vision and present to you a new lens on how to examine popular culture, media, and literature.

“This is My Body: A Call to Eucharistic Revival” is a non-fiction book that was released in 2023. A recent Pew Forum survey revealed a startling stat that 69% of Catholics don’t believe in the Real Presence of Christ in the Eucharist. For the majority of Catholics these days, the Eucharist is just a symbol of Christ, and the Mass is only a collectivity of like-minded individuals that gather together in order to remember his life. This indicates a spiritual disaster, for the Eucharist is the summit and source of the Christian life.

Bishop Robert Barron (then the Chair of the Committee on Evangelization and Catechesis for the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops), in response of this crisis, started working with his brother bishops on finding a solution. From these conversations, the National Eucharistic Revival was born.

This book was designed to accompany that revival. In this illuminating yet brief text, Robert offers up a threefold analysis of the Eucharist as sacred sacrifice, meal, and Real Presence, helping readers comprehend the sacrament of Jesus’ Blood and Body more thoroughly so that they too may fall in love with him much more completely. Learn the profound truth that flows out of Jesus’ words at the Last.

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