An Encounter: A Seven Volume Book Series

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. Meditative, educational and didactic, Fr. Emelu’s narrative aims to inspire readers to deepen their spiritual journeys by spending just a few moments each day in prayerful repose.

“I wrote most of these reflections before the blessed Sacrament. In the presence of the Lord, I found the serenity and peace of soul that inspired more profound, prayerful sentiments within me,” Fr. Emelu said. “I then began to dialogue with God’s words.”

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

Bien Publishing, USA

An Encounter, Vol 1

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.

Paulines Publications Africa

An Encounter, Vol. 1

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

Bien Publishing, USA

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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.

Paulines Publications Africa

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

Bien Publishing, USA

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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.

Paulines Publications Africa

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Our Journey to God: Exploring the Power of Faith from Abraham to You

OurJ ourney to God

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:

  • The four main stages of every person’s journey of faith
  • How you can grow from the elementary forms of divine realization to deeper awareness of God
  • How the journey of faith proceeds from the simple to the complex, and from the known to the unknown
  • How faith is essential for understanding truth and fully realizing the gift of reason
  • Why Abraham and the Blessed Mother are the best models for living out God’s will
  • The various forms of doubt that can hurt – and even help – our relationship with the Lord
  • Ways in which faith can break the boundaries of fear and pride
  • How faith is a source of unity not division among peoples

Read this book, and you will not only deepen your own faith in God, you will develop a greater appreciation of the transforming power of faith.

 

A Book on Sharing God’s Grace: Word For A Wounded World

Word for a Wounded World

Word for a Wounded World

Do you carry any wounds? 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.

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Scaling the Heights: If Anybody Can, You Can

Scaling The Heights

This riveting book is a short treatise on perseverance and hope, focusing mainly on some events in the West African context. It begins with a moving story of Fr. Maurice's speech at a fifteen thousand youth event and dives into some nuggets of encouragement and motivation for the struggling.