Our favourite books on family life 

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  coverBossingham, Mike Building Family Friendly Churches Methodist Publishing House, 2004   
 Bourg, Florence Caffrey Where Two or Three Are Gathered: Christian Families as Domestic Churches. University of Notre Dame, 2004 cover Coffey, Kathy. Experiencing God with Your Children  
  Crossroad Publishing, 1997. 

Connell-Chesto, Kathleen. Family Prayers for Family Times: traditions, celebrations and rituals Twenty-third Publications, 1995. 


Connell-Chesto, Kathleen. Why are the Dandelions Weeds?  Liguori, 1999.  coverDominian, Jack.  Let's Make Love : the meaning of sexual intercourse. Darton, Longman & Todd, 2001.   Dominian, Jack Living Love
Darton, Longman & Todd, 2004

Dowrick, Stephanie. Forgiveness and Other Acts of Love :finding true value in your life. The Women's Press, 1998  Dowsing, Anita. A Marriage in Our Time: When Believer...  meets non-believer. Sheed & Ward, 2000.   cover Finley, Mitch & Kathy. Building Christian Families   Thomas More, 1996. 
coverFinley, Mitch. Your Family in Focus: Appreciating What...  you have, making it even better. Ave Maria Press, 1993  Foley, Gerald. Family-Centred Church: A New Parish Model. Sheed & Ward, 1995.  Forster, Michael. A Story, a Hug and a Prayer: A Family... bedtime book. Kevin Mayhew, 1994 
coverGarland, Diana Sacred Stories of Ordinary Families: Living the faith in Everyday Life  Jossey Bass Wiley, 2003 coverGarland, Diana. Family Ministry: A Comprehensive Guide Intervarsity Press, 1999 cover Hays, Edward. Prayers for the Domestic Church: A  handbook for worship in the home. Forest of Peace Publishing, 1979. 
  coverHoward, Karen L. Getting Back to Basics: A Parish Plan for family catechesis. Twenty-third Publications, 2001.  Kehrwald, Leif Caring That Enables: Manual for Developing Parish Family Ministry Paulist Press, 1991
Knickerbocker, Lynne et al. Parent Child Retreats: spiritual experiences for children ages 7-10 and their parents. Living the Good News, 1998. 

Pike, Maggie et al. Parent Child Retreats: Spiritual experiences for children ages 3-6 and their parents. Living the Good News, 1997. 

  cover Lawler, Michael G. & Roberts, William P. (eds) Christian Marriage and Family: contemporary theological and pastoral perspectives. Michael Glazier/Liturgical Press, 1996.    
cover Pipher, Mary. The Shelter of Each Other: Rebuilding our Families. Vermillion, 1998   Strange, W.A. Children in the Early Church Paternoster Press, 1996 
cover Strommen, Merton P. & Hardel, Richard A. Passing on the Faith: A Radical New model for youth and family ministry. St Mary's Press, 2000.     
Thomas, David M. & Calnan, Mary Joyce. The Catechism of the Catholic Church - Family style. Tabor Publishing, 1994. 0883472913 cover Thomas, David M. Christian Marriage: A Journey Together.   (Message of the Sacraments) Michael Glazier, 1994  
  cover Thompson, Marjorie J. Family the Forming Center: A Vision of the role of family in spiritual formation. Upper Room Books, 1996.  Travnikar, Rock. The Blessing Cup: 40 simple rites for family prayer-celebrations. St Anthony Messenger Press, 1994. 
Wright, Wendy M. Sacred Dwelling: A Spirituality of family life. Crossroad Publishing, 1989    

cover Westerhoff, John H. Will Our Children Have Faith? Thomas More Press, 2000 




The following are out of print but worth chasing - try http://www.abebooks.com or http://www.bibliofind.com for copies:

Kehrwald, Leif. Family spirituality: the raw ingredients of faith.Don Bosco Multimedia, 1994. 0899443176

Vatican Documents on Family

Familiaris Consortio: The Christian Family in the Modern World. Catholic Truth Society, 1981 0851834698

Family, marriage and 'de facto' unions. Pontifical Council for the Family, 2000.  88 209 7043 0

The Truth and Meaning of Human Sexuality: Guidelines for Education Within the Family. Pontifical Council for the Family. Family Publications, (1995). 1 871 21717 2 

Preparation for the Sacrament of Marriage. Pontifical Council for the Family.  Family Publications/Catholic Truth Society (1996) 1871217202

Letter to Families (1994)

Charter of the Rights of the Family, presented by the Holy See, 22 October 1983

1st World Meeting of Families 1994 Address & Homily


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