Karl has published thirteen books and numerous DVDs and CDs on:
How to study, interpret, pray, apply, and live the Bible (an Introduction)
lectio divina (prayerfully reading the Bible)
suffering, care-giving, and inner healing
coping with infertility, deprivations, and loss
journaling and potential fulfillment
time and stress management, and balancing work and home
theology of the body, gender communications, and conflict resolution
Karl A. Schultz' Publications
The St. Joseph Guide Lectio Divina (The Catholic Book Publishing Co.)
The St. Joseph Guide to the Bible (The Catholic Book Publishing Co.)
The How-to Book of the Bible (Our Sunday Visitor)
How to Pray With the Bible (Our Sunday Visitor)
The Bible and You (Our Sunday Visitor)
Pope Paul VI: Christian Virtues and Values (The Crossroad Publishing Company)
Becoming Community: Biblical Meditations and Modern Applications (New City Press)
Bearing the Unbearable: Coping with Infertility & Other Intimate Suffering (Nimble Books)
Where is God When You Need Him? (Alba House)
The Art and Vocation of Caring for People in Pain (Paulist Press)
Personal Energy Management (Loyola University Press)
Journaling with Moses and Job (St. Paul Books and Media)
Nourished by the Word (Ave Maria Press)
Calming the Stormy Seas of Stress (St. Mary's Press)
Job Therapy (Genesis Personal Development Center)
Summaries and Endorsements of Karl A. Schultz's Books (back covers in reverse order of publication)
Becoming Community: Biblical Meditations and Applications in Modern Life
"Becoming Community" is a thematic collection of reflections on Old and New Testament texts dealing with community life and interpersonal relations, including conflicts. It uses the framework of lectio divina to facilitate a balanced and holistic reading and application. The book begins with a clear and concise introduction to lectio divina to (re)acquaint readers with this ancient and attested practice. Stimulating reflection questions. Carefully written and edited. Good for beginner and intermediate level readers.
Bearing the Unbearable: Coping with Infertility and Other Profound Suffering
"Bearing the Unbearable" contains reflections and contemporary applications of the struggles with infertility experienced by biblical couples, particularly the patriarchs and matriarchs and the parents of important characters such as Samson, Samuel, and John the Baptist. Using the process of lectio divina combined with reflection questions and parallels with contemporary infertility challenges, the reader is drawn into the biblical text and into a dialogue with God and others, especially their partner. A detailed table of contents and numerous sub-headings allow the reader to identify sections of particular interest. Bearing the Unbearable also addresses other forms of intimate suffering and shows how these are related in the Bible and in life to the trauma of infertility.
Pope Paul VI: Christian Virtues and Values
"Pope Paul VI" is the first major work published in English on Paul VI since 1993. It contains a detailed discussion of his life, papacy, influence, and contemporary relevance. Carefully selected excerpts from his teachings are grouped according to theme and presented chronologically with respect to developments in his papacy. Topics include: dialogue, peace, love, chasity, human development, faith, suffering, humility, joy, and evangelization. Each chapter begins with an overview and application of Paul's teaching on the subject and ends with a discussion of how the ancient prayer process of lectio divina can be used effectively with the contents of the chapter. Immediately after the Introduction, the book includes an overview of lectio divina.
How to Pray with the Bible: The Ancient Prayer Form of Lectio Divina Made Simple (Our Sunday Visitor)
"How to Pray with the Bible" explains the Church's official and oldest model for prayerfully reading Scripture and other spiritual writings. It discusses the process as a whole along with individual components, and offers reflection questions and applications for personal assimilation.
The How-To Book of the Bible (OSV, $13.95)
Teaches the reader how to read, pray, apply, and live the Bible in an empowering, fulfilling, and holistic manner. Designed for readers with beginning and intermediate levels of familiarity with the Bible.
Calming the Stormy Seas of Stress
(St. Marys Press, 94 pp., $8.95)
A series of Bible-based meditations on coping with stress. The format is specifically designed to facilitate lectio divina (contemplative reading.) An inspirational quotation is followed by a brief meditation, reflection questions, and practical applications. Excellent for reading in short periods, such as at night or during quiet time.
Journaling with Moses and Job (St. Paul Books, $11.95)
Provides journaling guidelines, exercises, and biblical texts. Based on Cardinal Carlo Martini's out-of-print spiritual classic, Through Moses to Jesus (Ave Maria Press, 1988). Excellent appendix article on journaling with lectio divina by Abbot Jerome Kodell, OSB.
Personal Energy Management
(Loyola University Press, 152 pp., $11.95)
Shows how relationships and personal dignity must be balanced with functional concerns. Principles include philosophy, prayer and providence, perspective and poise, purpose, self-knowledge, and perseverance and prudence. Practices include prioritizing, pace, patterns, and patience, presence, persuasion, and phone management. Mismanagement Patterns include procrastination, perfectionism, punctuality, and leisure.
Nourished by the Word (Ave Maria Press, $10.95)
Originally published on audiocassette in 1994 by Ave Maria Press, "Nourished by the Word" is now available on the audiocassette (90 minutes), VHS video (90 minutes), DVD (90 minutes), and CD (80 minutes)formats. "Nourished by the Word" contains a lively dialogue on lectio divina between Karl A. Schultz and Fr. Andrew Campbell, O.S.B., Ph.D., a Benedictine monk and chairman of the communications department at St. Vincent's College, Latrobe, Pennsylvania.
Schultz' three hour presentation on lectio divina to The Catholic Biblical Association of Canada is also available on DVD.
Contact Genesis Center at (412) 766-7545 or firstname.lastname@example.org for other programs by Schultz available on CD or DVD.
"The Art and Vocation of People in Pain" discusses the stages and language of suffering as found in the book of Job. Using lectio divina, it helps sufferers and care-givers engage in a dialogue with God and Job about their life and afflictions. The appendix contains an acclaimed article that shows how to apply lectio divina not only to the Bible, but also to life, personal salvation history, and relationships.
Where is God When You Need Him?: Sharing Stories of Suffering with Job and Jesus (Alba House, 184 pp., $9.95)
Addresses the mystery of suffering through the lens of the book of Job and human experience. Shows how lectio divina, the ancient monastic model of holistic reading/experiencing of the Bible and other spiritual literature, can be used with the book of Job to facilitate growth and healing.