Talents and Spiritual Gifts: What are You Doing with Yours?

This insightful book blends personal growth principles, spiritual wisdom, and practical advice to help you recognize and harness your unique talents and spiritual gifts.

Whether you aim to enrich your personal life, make a difference in your community, serve in ministry, or go deeper into your spiritual life, this enriching text, written by an experienced spiritual leader with two decades of experience in pastoral ministry, is a guiding light.

Experience a world where your gifts are celebrated and utilized for a fulfilling, purpose-driven life. Talents and Spiritual Gifts isn't merely a book—it's a call to discover your inner riches and let your light shine brightly in the world.

Talents and Spiritual Gifts by Maurice Emelu

Our Journey to God

There is one commonality among every saint: they all have deep faith in God that was lived out in their daily lives. Fr. Maurice Emelu explains here how the faith of Abraham, Moses, Mary, and other biblical figures evolved, and how their journey serves as a roadmap for how our faith-life can be built, nourished, and grown.

Drawing on his West African roots as well as his many years of pastoral ministry, Fr. Emelu combines the story-telling culture of Africa with a Western worldview to offer a unique perspective on the nature of faith and what it means to grow closer to the Lord.

Theological yet practical, these pages show you what the journey of faith looks like, and explains the essential elements to a life of faith which can transform not only lives, but society itself. You'll also learn more things about the faith experience.

Nourish Your Soul and Your Life with Daily, Prayerful Reflections

AN ENCOUNTER: A DAILY DISCOVERY IN DIVINE WORD (Vols. I, II & III)

If you could do one thing each day that would enrich every moment and bring your life more meaning and clarity, would you do it?

An Encounter: A Daily Discovery in Divine Word from Father Dr. Maurice Emelu is a new, seven-volume series filled with rich, faith-based passages that can profoundly impact the way you interact with the people and the world around you.

 

How-to-Use Guide

One could read this work in a chronological order or choose to glance at a piece from any of the themes in the way one deems convenient. However, since the work is not episodic in character, my suggestion is to read the appropriate reflection(s) for the stated day. In that case, one meditates on the particular theme(s) as one's spiritual companion for that day.

For a group or family study, I recommend assigning individual members of the group a topic from a particular week or month of focus. Then each person leads the group to reflect deeply on their assigned topic.

The reflect questions plus the prayer are helpful in this process.

An Encounter: A Daily Discovery in Divine Word (Vol. I)

Readers who seek a daily prayerful walk with God’s Word will be grateful for the new seven-volume series written by Father Maurice Nkem Emelu titled An Encounter: A Daily Discovery in Divine Word. In volume one in this new series, Father Emelu provides commentary and Bible verses to accompany the seasons of Advent and Christmas.

Drawing from biblical texts of the Advent and Christmas seasons and written in a simple style fit for anyone seeking to deepen their spiritual lives, each reflection centers on the Catholic liturgical reading for the day. Accompanying each reflection is a personal reflective guide and targeted prayer that allow readers to extend the conversation by adapting it to their unique situations.

Often conveying a tone of expectant delight, these Advent and Christmas reflections go beyond a mere first encounter with the Lord to a more profound spiritual experience in which to begin leading the life of Christ in his way.

Fr. Maurice Emelu

An Encounter: A Daily Discovery in Divine Word (Vol. II)

In volume two of his seven-volume daily meditative series titled An Encounter: A Daily Discovery in Divine Word, Father Maurice Nkem Emelu provides commentary and Bible verses to accompany the season of Lent.

 Following the same style as volume one (Advent and Christmas), these reflections on Lent primarily focus on the saving time of gospel conversion and offer a deeper understanding of our encounter with Christ through his passion and resurrection.

Written in a simple style fit for anyone seeking to deepen their spiritual live, each reflection is based on biblical texts that highlight the Catholic liturgical reading for the day. Accompanying each reflection is a personal reflective guide and targeted prayer that allow readers to extend the conversation by adapting it to their unique situations throughout the season of Lent.

Often conveying a tone of renewal, these reflections on Lent, a special moment of grace, go beyond a mere encounter with the Lord to a more profound spiritual experience in which to begin leading the life of Christ in his way.

Fr. Maurice Emelu

An Encounter: A Daily Discovery in Divine Word (Vol. III)

In volume three of his seven-volume daily meditative series titled An Encounter: A Daily Discovery in Divine Word, Father Maurice Nkem Emelu provides daily reflections and Bible verses to accompany Easter, Years A, B, & C.

Based on Catholic Scripture readings for Easter season and following the same style as volumes one and two (Advent/Christmas and Lent), volume three primarily focuses on the experiences of the resurrected Lord and what his grace means for the children of God. Accompanying each reflection is a personal reflective guide and targeted prayer that allow readers to extend the conversation by adapting it to their unique situations.

Often conveying a tone of celebration and Easter joy, these daily reflections on the season of Easter lead readers beyond a mere encounter with the Lord to a more profound spiritual experience in which to begin leading the life of Christ with delight.

Towards the end of this volume, a Pentecost novena guide focuses primarily on the traditional gifts of the Holy Spirit as a substitute for the reflections with the intent of helping individuals and groups engage more effectively during the Pentecost novena period.

Word for a Wounded World

Do you carry any wounds and are you hurting? I don t mean were you recently shot! I mean do you have any wounds from the past or the present: emotional, spiritual, moral or psychological? If so, this book is for you. It was written precisely to offer some answers for the wounded of today and I can tell you, many are wounded. And the wounds need not just diagnosis; they need to be healed.

In Word For A Wounded World (Volume One), Maurice Nkem Emelu tackles the wounds many received at one time or another. With a wealth of experience and interactions with numerous people who are wounded, he addresses many of the wounded, going through the sources of the wounds as well as suggesting ways and means of healing, reconciliation and peace to the wounded heart and a wounded people.

Hence, every chapter of the book has been tailored to address a word to a particular wound. The entire work is designed to lead the reader into the wealth of integral healing and peace found in the rich Christian heritage and principles.

Fr. Maurice Emelu

Scaling the Heights

This book is about life and living. It seeks to help you make the best of your life on earth, as you continuously discover the beauties of your Christian faith. Scaling the Heights is written to both equip and ennoble you. Hopefully, it will help you identify your limitations and show you why and how you must confront them. Read it and realize one thing – you are made for greatness in Christ.