About Orbis Books

Orbis Books – a leader in religious publishing since 1970 – offers a wide range of books on prayer, spirituality, Catholic life, theology, mission and current affairs.

The publishing arm of the Maryknoll Fathers and Brothers, Orbis Books addresses a broad readership exploring the global dimensions of faith, inviting dialogue with diverse cultures and traditions, and serving the cause of reconciliation and peace.

MARYKNOLL Magazine regularly highlights select book titles that readers may enjoy or find inspiring. We invite you to explore the featured publications below.


Robert Ellsberg, Publisher


Orbis Books News & Releases
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The Way of Forgiveness: Readings for a Peaceful Life

Various writers share their thoughts and experiences on the way of forgiveness || “Let us forgive each other,” wrote Leo Tolstoy. “Only then will we live...

By Michael Leach / May 1, 2019

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Love Prevails

Jean Bosco Rutagengwa tells how he and fiancée survived Rwandan genocide || “I could sense fear in my fiancée’s voice. Fear as I had never felt it before....

By Robert Ellsberg / Mar 1, 2019

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I Am Indeed Your Brother in Bangladesh

Father Bob McCahill shares stories of his life among 'Allah's poor' in Bangladesh || For over 40 years Maryknoll Father Bob McCahill, a native of Goshen,...

By Robert Ellsberg / Jan 1, 2019

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Soul Seeing

Orbis Book Spotlight || Robert Ellsberg, the publisher of Orbis Books, asked me to write this preview, even though this book is “my baby.” That is, it’s...

By Michael Leach / Nov 1, 2018