Christmas gifts from The Bookshop at Knock

The Bookshop at Knock has put together a great guide to a range of beautiful and meaningful, religious gifts for Christmas.

Included in the guide are some of the newest and most popular spiritual books, lots of reading for children, DVDs,  diaries and calendars.

You can download the guide here: Christmas Bookshop Catalogue 2015 (PDF, 2MB) or browse some of the books and gifts below.


TheAbbeyThe Abbey – A Story of Discovery
By James Martin, SJ (€19.80)

With wit and wisdom Martin has written a novel about an unbeliever’s journey into spiritual practice. Through his character’s struggles, questions, and crises, we see firsthand how God uses our worries, anger, prayers, failures, and longings to help us complete ourselves and feel wholly loved.





Walking-on-the-pastures-of-wonderWalking on the Pastures of Wonder
By John O’Donohue (€16.99)

It has been seven years since the sudden death of John O’Donohue, bestselling author of Anam Cara and Benedictus. Now, in print for the first time, comes Walking on the Pastures of Wonder, a poignant and inspirational collection of radio conversations and presentations, based on John’s radio work with former RTÉ broadcaster and close friend John Quinn.





An-English-SpringAn English Spring
By Cormac Murphy-O’Connor (€26.35)

Candid and informal, this unique memoir takes us behind the scenes of the dramatic conclaves in Rome that led to the elections of Pope Benedict and Francis, and we meet some remarkable characters who have shaped the church in recent years. Honest and engaging, it reflects the humility, warmth and charm of one of the best-loved church leaders of the last 50 years.





Meditations-on-Vatican-Art-AngelsMeditations on Vatican Art – Angels
By Mark Haydu, LC, STL (€26.25)

Open your heart to the presence of angels, God’s holy messengers and protectors. In this book you can reflect on stunning depictions from the Vatican Museums and contemplate angelic encounters in Scripture. Fr Mark Haydu, international coordinator of the Patrons of the Arts of the Vatican Museums, serves as your spiritual guide for a breathtaking journey through time, meditation, and the Vatican art collections.




Give-Dust-A-TongueGive Dust a Tongue
By John F. Deane (€19.99)

A memoir that views the spiritual developments of an internationally acclaimed poet, from the strict Roman Catholic of his upbringing on Achill Island, through years spent in a Spiritan Seminary studying for the priesthood, a marriage and the death of a young wife. This remarkable story continues with the author’s establishment of Poetry Ireland, the National Poetry Society, and the development of his own poetic career, the study of such faith poets as George Herbert and Gerard Manley Hopkins, to his present faith in Christ as the centre of hope and evolution.




Sister-Stans-InspirationsSister Stan’s Book of Inspirations
By Sr. Stanislaus Kennedy (€9.99)

Read the reflections and aphorisms in your own way and in your own time. Allow them to speak to your heart; to create a silence within you; to reveal their message to you; to draw you ever more deeply into the journey of life.






Gifts for children

Baby-Jesus-is-BornBaby Jesus is Born – Sticker Book (€3.95)

Delightfully festive sticker book retelling the story of Christmas – perfect for toddlers and early readers.
The story begins with the Angel appearing to Mary and carries through to the Wise Men presenting gifts. Children get to search for the right stickers and place them on each page to help illustrate the story, and when finished, they have a bright and quirky story book to read again and again.
With 12 story pages and approximately 60 stickers to source and place.



Prayers-Around-The-CribPrayers around the Crib
By Juliette Levivier (€7.15)

Introduce children to the rich cultural traditions of Christmas and their meaning, with the Advent calendar, the tree, the wreath, the crib and its various characters, to tell the story of Jesus’ birth.






My-Carry-Along-Santa-Activity-BookMy Carry-Along Santa Activity Book
By Jocelyn Miller € 7.15

This book features a mixture of crafts to make and on-the-page activities. A centre-fold of stickers allows children to complete the activities throughout, all of which are designed to be made with simple materials to give bright and effective results quickly and easily, and evoke all the magic and excitement of Christmas time.





My-Little-Story-of-ChristmasMy Little Story of Christmas
By Amanda Enright (€2.65)

Amanda Enright’s jaunty illustrations set off this enchanting retelling of the Christmas story. The story starts with the angel appearing to Mary and goes right through to Jesus growing up on return to Nazareth.




Basic RGBJesus is Born
By Anne Yvonne Gilbert (€9.20)

The story of the Nativity is read in homes, schools and churches all through Advent, year after year. The emotion and detail in Anne Yvonne Gilbert’s exquisite illustrations will make this picture book of the first Christmas stand out in the memory with all the awe and splendour that the birth of Jesus evokes. The retelling follows the traditional sequence of episodes and echoes the language of the Gospels themselves. A picture book to be treasured.



Princess-StoriesPrincess Stories
By Carolyn Larsen (€13.15)

Princess Stories, appropriate for girls aged four to eight years, is a collection of first-person narrative stories about 29 women in the Bible. The 30th story is about the reader, who is God’s princess too!






Christmas-jigsaw-puzzleChristmas Stable 24 piece jigsaw
By Pauline Siewert (€8.95)

Discover the story of Christmas piece by piece! This entertaining floor puzzle is ideal for school, home or toddler groups. Creatively illustrated by popular artist Pauline Siewert, this simple but sturdy 24-piece jigsaw puzzle encourages little ones to pay close attention to the nativity story as they piece it together.





Magnetic Adventures – The Nativity Story

A unique interactive Bible storybook that enables children to create their own scenes as they follow Mary and Joseph’s journey to Bethlehem. With the shepherds and the sheep, the wise men and the stable, it brings the Nativity story to life.



Bible-Dot-to-DotMy Bible Dot-to-Dot Christmas Story

The story of Christmas is told in bold scenes with colourful backgrounds – but you have to join together the action yourself! Each page has a simple dot-to-dot outline for you to join up and reveal the character. Comes with a centre-fold of stickers so you can label the picture with the right name after completing it.




Diaries, daily prayer and reflections for 2016

Sacred-SpaceSacred Space – The Prayer Book 2016
The Irish Jesuits (€12.99)

This book guides the reader simply and gently through a series of reflection stages, gradually leading into conversation and prayer.
With scripture readings for each day of the calendar year, the busy Christian has an opportunity for quiet personal prayer anywhere, any time. As the book and the site continue to grow in popularity, thousands of people are using both to pray.







Gods-word-2016God’s Word 2016 – Daily Reflections

Liturgical readings from the New Jerusalem Bible. Inspiring reflection on the Gospel of the day by eminent homilists. Liturgical information for the day. Space to note down important information and reflection of the day.






daily_gospel_20162016 Daily Gospel

The most sought after best selling daily reflections of its kind, 2016 Daily Gospel contains a collection of devotional prayers; liturgical calendar and a Gospel of the day with a reflection.







Irish-get-up-and-go-diaryThe Irish Get Up and Go Diary 2016

A diary with a difference that is bright and colourful. This is a simple, enjoyable, easy to read, easy to use diary suitable for all ages, with over 800 inspiring, motivating, empowering messages to inspire you to Get Up And Go every day for a whole year.
A wonderful gift, to give or to receive.




Layout 1Knock Shrine Calendar 2016

This most attractive appointment-style calendar lists all feast days, major Knock pilgrimages dates and Knock Shrine information.
It is an ideal gift for friends and family. It has wonderful, large full colour photographs and is an ideal gift for friends and family.



Bible-DiaryBible Diary 2016

The Bible Diary can be your most treasured companion as you go through next year. Each day features the Scripture readings and an inspirational reflection that can set the tone for your own personal conversations with God. With space to record appointments and notes, this diary will help bring the Gospel to the heart of your life.





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Browse the full catalogue: Christmas Bookshop Catalogue 2015.