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Authored by Fr. George T. Montague, S.M.

Fr. George is the author of more than twenty-five books in the area of biblical and pastoral theology and spirituality. Many of these books are available at your local Catholic bookstore, Amazon or the publisher. We encourage you to buy from your local Catholic bookstore, but if there isn’t one near you, you can click on the title or the book cover picture to purchase from Amazon. A few are out of print or reprinted by Fr George and only available for purchase directly from him. Scroll down the page to view those.

To purchase a book only available directly from Fr. Montague, send an e-mail to: gmontague@stmarytx.edu to make arrangements.

Or send a check and letter to:
Fr. George T. Montague, S.M.
1701 Alametos San Antonio, TX 78201-3500
Phone: (210) 667-6751

Books available from publisher, Catholic Bookstore, or Amazon:

New York: Paulist, 1976; reprinted by Hendrickson Press 1994; reprinted by Wipf & Stock 2006

“This book is a commentary on all the major biblical texts dealing with the Spirit, from Genesis to Revelation. It is an invaluable reference book for students, teachers, minister, Bible study groups, or anyone interested in the person and work of the Holy Spirit. It perhaps found its widest use during the charismatic renewal among both Protestants and Catholics, and has remained a classic ever since. Fr. George has not only provided a rich and thoughtful commentary on individual passages, but he has, by the nature of this work, offered a multifaceted overview of the growth of the biblical doctrine on the spirit covering many centuries. From the time of the Yawist, when the Spirit was pictured as God’s “breath of life,” to the personalized understanding of the Spirit in the Fourth Gospel, the biblical doctrine of the spirit has evidenced steady development.” — Amazon

Mahwah, NJ: Second edition, Paulist Press, 2010

“In this revised edition George Montague offers up-to-date exegesis on the Gospel of John colored by his experience in South Asia, where cultural practices are closer than ours to biblical times. The result is a lively and spiritually enriching feast for the reader of Matthew. The work offers fresh insights with application to modern life. Matthew’s portrait of Jesus paints the Savior as a continuing presence in the Church gathered in his name and sent forth to the nations. Thus the Emmanuel theme, which frames the entire gospel and runs throughout, is Matthew’s equivalent of the theme of the Holy Spirit in Luke-Acts and the Body of Christ in Paul. Jesus is the New Israel, the New Moses, the new law-giver who enables his disciples to love beyond measure because by his resurrection he becomes an ongoing power wherever two or three gather in his name or follow his commission to evangelize the nations.” — Amazon

Collegeville: Michael Glazier, 1994. Translations in Italian, French, Spanish, Portuguese, Polish, German, Hungarian.

“Up to now the teaching on baptism in the Holy Spirit has been based on a few scriptural texts, whose interpretation was disputed. This doubt cast its shadow on those who promote baptism in the Holy Spirit. Now new evidence has been found in early post-biblical authors (Tertullian, Hilary of Poitiers, Cyril of Jerusalem, John Chrysostom, Philoxenus, and the Syrians) which demonstrates that what is called baptism in the Holy Spirit was integral to Christian initiation (baptism, confirmation, Eucharist). Because it was part of initiation into the Church, it was not a matter of private piety, but of public worship. Therefore it was and remains normative. This is an intriguing ground-breaking study of value to RCIA teams, pastors, theology teachers and students, and Church offices.” — Amazon

Heart of the Church Consultation, editor with Kilian McDonnell, OSB (Collegeville: Michael Glazier, 1991). Collaborative effort of 10 theologians and pastoral leaders. Translations published in Polish, Dutch, French, Spanish, Italian, Czech, Korean, Urdu, Portuguese, Japanese, Lithuanian, Maltese, Swedish, Slovak, German, Russian, Chinese and Indonesian.

“The authors of this document supply much-needed clarification of baptism in the Holy Spirit. They also provide evidence that baptism in the Spirit belongs not to the personal experience of the few, not at all to private piety, but to the public official liturgy of the Church. Baptism in the Spirit is therefore normative. The authors, supported by letters of encouragement from two bishops, suggest ways in which the baptism in the Holy Spirit can be reappropriated by the local parish. Here are the sources of renewal, of on-going conversion, of the power of evangelization. For this reason, this document is of interest to pastors, liturgists, RCIA teams, people involved in the catechumenate, spiritual directors and those in spiritual formation.” — Amazon

Mahwah NJ: Paulist Press, 1997. Revised and Expanded Edition, 2007.

“In this revised and expanded edition of UNDERSTANDING THE BIBLE, the author surveys the major trends in the major theories in biblical interpretation from ancient times to the present, and notes the contributions and limitations of each period. He shows how the Bible itself interprets earlier texts and he places into coherent perspective the diverse and often contradictory interpretations of scripture, culminating with a detailed examination of Dei Verbum of Vatican II and the Pontifical Biblical Commission’s The Interpretation of the Bible in the Church.” — Amazon

Ijamsville, MD: The Word Among Us Press, 2008

“In this lovely book, George Montague invites us to welcome the Holy Spirit into our hearts in fresh, new ways. Both an eminent bible scholar and a humble pastor, Fr. Montague meditates here on the gift of the Holy Spirit in Scripture. He employs popularly presented biblical interpretation, warmly described personal experience, and the inspiring testimony of others to show us how God s gift of the Spirit is meant to powerfully transform our lives. Twenty-six short, readable chapters on biblical images, gifts, and works of the Spirit.
A beautifully crafted prayer at the end of each chapter. Relevant for all, no matter where they are in their spiritual journey.” — Amazon

Ijamsville, MD: The Word Among Us Press, 2011

“How did Mary, filled with grace since her conception, live her life in the Holy Spirit? How can she teach us to do the same? Popular author Fr. George Montague, a Marianist priest and a highly respected biblical scholar who has been involved in the Catholic Charismatic Renewal since 1970, is uniquely qualified to address this topic. In short meditations, Fr. Montague focuses on various aspects of Marys life and the Spirits involvement in each of them. He also reflects on her collaboration with the Spirit in building up the Church as well as her various apparitions. Stories and examples of modern-day believers show us concretely how Mary can influence our own spiritual lives and deepen our own experience of the Spirit. Readers will enjoy the author’s clear and engaging writing as well as the depth of his reflections. Each meditation ends with a prayer, helping the reader integrate the reflections into his or her own prayer life. Makes a great gift.” — Amazon

Grand Rapids: Baker Publishing Co., 2008

“In the second volume of the Catholic Commentary on Sacred Scripture (C.C.S.S.), George Montague offers a Catholic pastoral commentary on the letters to Timothy and Titus, presenting sound exegesis followed by reflection on the pastoral, theological, and practical applications of the text. The C.C.S.S. offers readable, informative commentaries from the best of contemporary Catholic scholarship to help readers rediscover the Word of God as a living word in which God himself is present. Each commentary relates Scripture to life, is faithfully Catholic, and is supplemented by features designed to help readers understand the Bible more deeply and use it more effectively in teaching, preaching, evangelization, and other forms of ministry. This series is perfect for professional and lay leaders engaged in parish ministry, lay Catholics interested in serious Bible study, and Catholic students.” — Amazon

Grand Rapids: Baker Academic, 2011

“In this addition to the Catholic Commentary on Sacred Scripture (C.C.S.S.), a seasoned scholar interprets First Corinthians for pastoral ministers and lay readers alike. The C.C.S.S. series, which will cover the entire New Testament, relates Scripture to life, is faithfully Catholic, and is supplemented by features designed to help readers understand the Bible more deeply and use it more effectively in teaching, preaching, evangelization, and other forms of ministry.” — Amazon

Ijamsville, MD: The Word Among Us Press, 2014

“Most of us have a personal relationship with Jesus, but how well do we know God the Father? Are we able to call him Abba, as Jesus did? Did we have a complicated relationship with our earthly father that keeps us distant from our Father? How do we look at the Father when we are dealing with grief and loss? Scripture scholar and popular author George Montague touches on these questions and more in twenty beautifully written reflections that provide rich insights into the love at the heart of the Trinity. Montague uses everyday examples to help us to envision what that awesome relationship is like between Father and Son and how they long, through the Holy Spirit, to bring each one of us into their communion of love. This is a book you will want to read again and again.” — Amazon

Books available only from Father Montague:

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Mark: Good News for Hard Times

$12.95

Ann Arbor: Servant, 1980; reprinted by Franciscan University Press, Steubenville, OH, 1992, then by St. Mary’s University, San Antonio, Texas.

Fr. Montague has written this commentary for the contemporary reader to understand and apply the faith-building message of Mark’s Gospel. It presents the best of scholarship and interpretation in an informative, non-technical style for which Father Montague is so well known. He presents Mark’s gospel as “good news for hard times.” It was good news and encouragement for first-century Christians suffering persecution under the Roman Empire. It is good news for Christian in the uncertain times in which we live. Fr. Montague highlights how each passage of the gospel contains a message for us today; hence its usefulness for bible study and homily preparation.
This book has been used so extensively that, after a first edition by Servant Publications, Franciscan University Press published it in a second edition. And now, in response to repeated requests, Father Montague has undertaken this third printing. The book contains the full text of the Gospel of Mark in the Revised Standard Version.

The Apocalypse and the Third Millennium: Today’s Guide to the Book of Revelation

$13.95

Ann Arbor: Servant, 1998. Reprinted by Fr. Montague.

Expanded edition of book previously titled The Apocalypse: Understanding the Book of Revelation and the End of the World. Originally published by Servant Publications, Ann Arbor, MI in 1992. Updated version reprinted and available from Fr. Montague.

The book is divided into units that facilitate study in keeping with the timeline diagrammed in the front of the book. Now, from St. John’s perspective; Great Tribulation, the elect are not spared, but are protected; the Fall of Rome (Babylon); the Millennium or 1000-Year Reign; Short Persecution; and the Final Battle; Passing of the present age and the Final Judgment; and New Heavens and New Earth.

The Woman and the Way: A Marian Path to Jesus

$10.00

Ann Arbor: Servant, 1994; reprinted by Fr. Montague, 2002

“No human being knew Jesus better then his own mother. Thus, Mary is an ideal traveling companion for us on our journey to Jesus. In The Woman and the Way, Father Montague shows us how to grow in Christian virtue by developing a relationship with Mary as our spiritual mother and the model disciple who points the way to Jesus.” — Amazon

The Vision of the Beloved Disciple: Meeting Jesus in the Gospel of John

$7.00

Staten Island: Alba House, 2000; available now only from Fr. Montague

Imagine being able to sit at the feet of the Beloved Disciple and to learn from him all that he had come to understand about the mystery of Jesus, having lived so closely with the Lord during his life and having pondered the wonder of it all for many years after. Biblical scholars tell us that the Gospels are individual portraits of Jesus, each one portrayed from a unique vantage point. John’s is an exalted view of Jesus revealing fascinating facets of his life and ministry very gradually, each element cryptically containing and point to the central mystery of the passion, death, resurrection of the Lord and his giving of the Holy Spirit. In this remarkable work, Farther Montague revisits many of the most familiar passages from the Gospel of John and with rare and surprising insights helps us to see in depth much of what is hidden under the surface of these popular texts. He has managed to capture six facets of John’s special vision; his own mysterious identity, the experience of meeting Jesus, Jesus’ gift of the Holy spirit, communion, the gift of Mary and the writer’s approach to evangelization in a way that helps the reader experience the impact of John’s unique vision of Jesus.

La Mujer y el Camino (Spanish Translation of The Woman and the Way)

$10.00

“No human being knew Jesus better then his own mother. Thus, Mary is an ideal traveling companion for us on our journey to Jesus. In The Woman and the Way, Father Montague shows us how to grow in Christian virtue by developing a relationship with Mary as our spiritual mother and the model disciple who points the way to Jesus.” — Amazon

La Vida de Maria en el Espiritu (Spanish Translation of Mary’s Life in the Spirit)

$10.00

Printed  at St. Mary’s University, 2012, available directly from Father Montague

“How did Mary, filled with grace since her conception, live her life in the Holy Spirit? How can she teach us to do the same? Popular author Fr. George Montague, a Marianist priest and a highly respected biblical scholar who has been involved in the Catholic Charismatic Renewal since 1970, is uniquely qualified to address this topic. In short meditations, Fr. Montague focuses on various aspects of Marys life and the Spirits involvement in each of them. He also reflects on her collaboration with the Spirit in building up the Church as well as her various apparitions. Stories and examples of modern-day believers show us concretely how Mary can influence our own spiritual lives and deepen our own experience of the Spirit. Readers will enjoy the authors clear and engaging writing as well as the depth of his reflections. Each meditation ends with a prayer, helping the reader integrate the reflections into his or her own prayer life. Makes a great gift.” — Amazon

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