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How Did Sex Begin?, Brasch, R.
1 Brasch, R. How Did Sex Begin?
Australia Angus & Robertson 1995 0207187703 / 9780207187704 Glossy Pictorial Soft Cover Very Good 12mo 
259 indexed pages. Explore the multiple manifestations of sex as they occur in our speech, symbolism, and tradition. Uncovering the sense and nonsense of sex, the author undertakes a history of this ageless passionate pursuit. What are the origins of transvestism? Why was the lap dog the symbol of adultery? How did birth control come to be? Who invented the bra? From adultery to aphrodisiacs, harems to homosexuality, prostitution to priestly celibacy, How Did Sex Begin? provides a revealing and stimulating history. 
Price: 9.50 AUD
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Making Good Parishes Better: Working with Wisdom, Clive H. Porter
2 Clive H. Porter Making Good Parishes Better: Working with Wisdom
Australia MSI Publications 1998 0646348310 / 9780646348315 1st Edition Glossy Pictorial Soft Cover Good 12mo 
124 pages. Most Rev William Brennan (Bishop of Wagga Wagga - NSW) "l found the book easy to read and believe it contains a lot of information that will be valuable to anyone in a leadership position in the Church, especially priests.The final chapter differentiates it from many other works in this field, since it seeks to integrate concepts of leadership with priestly spirituality." Most Rev Peter W lngham (Auxiliary Bishop of Sydney) "l believe every pastor and parish leader at episcopal, parochial, and church organisational level will be able to dip into this practical resource book and find lucid and valid principles to assist them to implement their pastoral leadership more successfully." Fr. David Cappo (Parish Priest of Hectorville SA) Executive Officer of the National Committee for Professional Standards "Your book is an extremely important parish resource It should be read by all parish priests and parish teams in Australia. lt can be key resource in adapting creatively to the many changes currently in motion in the Church. "Making Good Parishes Better - Working with Wisdom" can help priests and pastoral associates meet (new) demands and maintain a sense of personal well being and fulfilment in ministry." Fr.Tony Doherty (Dean, St Marys Cathedral, Sydney) "Making Good Parishes Better" provides a list of some healthy first principles and, in particular, a concrete and very useful check-list to accompany the harried pastor of the journey. Clive H Porter MBA BA Econ. (Melb) is an international management consultant. Over 50,000 business people have attended his "Working Smarter, Not Harder" seminars in Australia, New Zealand, Asia, Europe and the USA. Adapting, business principles for Bishops and Priests in "Making Good Parishes Better - Working with Wisdom" over 500 bishops, priests and pastoral workers have benefited from the program.He has studied Philosophy and Theology, and is doing his doctoral thesis on Parish Development. 
Price: 15.00 AUD
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Praying Mark, Reilly Sj, John
3 Reilly Sj, John Praying Mark
Australia St Pauls Pub 1999 0949080950 / 9780949080950 2nd Printing Glossy Pictorial Soft Cover Very Good 12mo 
183 pages including bibliography. Written in the tradition of Ignatian spirituality this book invites the reader to a prayerful reading of the Gospel of Mark. Each left-hand page has a few verses from the Gospel (the book reproduces the full text, in order), followed by suggestions for beginning prayer. The facing page has a commentary on the passage quoted. John Reilly sj has worked most of his Jesuit life in India and in different countries of Asia and the Pacific, directing formation programs in theology, scripture, and spirituality. He is a doctor of theology. In Australia he was National Director of priestly life and ministry for the Australian Catholic Bishops Conference, 1993-2002. Since then he has been a member of the Centres of Ignatian Spirituality at Campion (Melbourne) and at Faber (Brisbane). 
Price: 18.00 AUD
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