Highly acclaimed for his work with parish renewal and the New Evangelization, Fr. James Mallon shares with us the many ways for bringing our parishes to life. Through humorous and colourful stories, Mallon challenges us to rethink our models of parish life, from membership-based communities to assemblies of disciples of Jesus who proclaim and share the good news with all peoples. Accessible and engaging, Divine Renovation turns to the Church’s many writings on evangelization and mission so as to articulate practical ways for injecting new life into our parishes. Pastors and parish ministers will be inspired by this book and turn to it for many years to come.
"Truly inspiring, practical and challenging! I believe that this is where the Lord is leading his Church." ~ Gérald C. Cardinal Lacroix, Archbishop of Quebec, Primate of Canada
"Buy one for yourself and another for your pastor." ~ Patrick Lencioni, President, The Table Group, and bestselling author of The Five Dysfunctions of a Team and The Advantage
"This book is a 'tour de force' - a must read! Fr. James speaks from experience: vibrant parish renewal is not only essential, it is possible!" ~ Very Rev. Scot McCaig CC, General Superior, Companions of the Cross
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French Version (same book inside)
French Version (Canada)
The Divine Renovation Group Reading Guide
Divine Renovation Group Reading Guide is perfect for small groups looking to explore the book and the ways they can implement its advice in their own parishes.
You can purchase copies now through 23rd Publications in the United States.
You can purchase copies now through Novalis in Canada.
Since its publication, Divine Renovation has prompted many pastors and their teams
from around the world to reach out to Fr James for help in making their parishes missional.
Overwhelmed by the response and filled with an intense desire to assist these parishes, Fr James has written
a step-by-step manual for transforming a parish.
The "Divine Renovation Guidebook" includes the practical information and tools needed to put the ideas from the book into practice. Pastors will delight in Fr James empathetic and clear delivery of the material in this guidebook.
His prayer is that the Holy Spirit will guide many parishes to use this book to more effectively go out into the world and make disciples of all nations.
The "Divine Renovation Guidebook" was launched at the Divine Renovation
Conference in Halifax June, 2016.
U.S. English Version
International English Version