Collisions of Earth and Sky: Connecting with Nature for Nourishment, Reflection, and Transformation
Spending time in nature provides countless benefits. But our lives leave little room for connecting with the natural world, and a history of colonization complicates our relationship to the land. Guided by wellness coach Heidi Barr, this journey of self-inquiry calls you to embrace wildness as an integral part of being fully alive.
The First Advent in Palestine: Reversals, Resistance, and the Ongoing Complexity of Hope
Bringing us the untold--often hidden--story of Advent, Kelley Nikondeha takes us back to the original landscapes. Then, as now, Palestine was the geographic, socioeconomic, and political backdrop of the Gospel narratives that wrestle with dark themes of violence, exploitive economics, and abuse to arrive at the hard-won hope of Jesus's birth.
Flip It Like This!
Aggravated women disciples, Jesus hugging rainbow sheep, a man praying "WTF?": the cartoons of David Hayward, the artist behind @NakedPastor, are graffiti on the walls of the church. This collection includes best-loved and never-before-seen cartoons that will challenge and inspire those grappling with the realities of the church as we know it.
Between the Listening and the Telling: How Stories Can Save Us
In Between the Listening and the Telling, Mark Yaconelli leads readers into an enchanting meditation on the power of storytelling. Stories can be medicine, helping individuals and communities address the despair of climate change, the trauma of school shootings, and the daily struggle for meaning and hope.
A Brown Girl's Epiphany: Reclaim Your Intuition and Step into Your Power
A love letter to anyone in need of guidance on their journey to self-liberation. The message is this: You already have all you need to step into the fullness of your power. With the powerful voice of a woman, pastor, mother, and advocate, Rev. Aurelia DÃ¡vila Pratt gives readers the tools we need to access our inner authority.
The God Who Riots: Taking Back the Radical Jesus
The God of the Bible was never neutral. Pointing to today's protests, riots, and strikes, popular YouTuber and public theologian Damon Garcia rallies progressive Christians to set aside niceness and the compulsive need for harmony to walk in Jesus's footsteps--the Jesus who flipped tables in the temple and shook empires.
Salty: Lessons on Eating, Drinking, and Living from Revolutionary Women
Film critic and food writer Alissa Wilkinson sits down with a hypothetical table of smart, engaging, revolutionary women of the twentieth century to explore the ways food centered each woman's creative work. As we meet these multifaceted women, we learn how to live with courage, smarts, saltiness, and sometimes feasting--even in uncertain times.
Psalms: The Prayer Book of the Bible
In 1940, just before the Nazis banned him from publishing, Dietrich Bonhoeffer published this book of reflections on the Psalms. Now with an introduction by Walter Brueggemann and excerpts from the Psalms, this classic reveals the Psalms as essential to the life of the believer and offers wisdom for living today.
You Mean It or You Don't: James Baldwin's Radical Challenge
It is not enough to hold progressive views on racial justice, LGBTQ+ identity, and economic inequality. Through a rich examination of James Baldwin's writing and interviews, You Mean It or You Don't spurs today's progressives from conviction to action, from dreaming of justice to living it out in our communities, churches, and neighborhoods.
Preaching to Those Walking Away
Preaching to Those Walking Away explores approaches to preaching typically not taught in seminaries and that reach the spiritual but not religious. N. Graham Standish integrates insights from postmodernism, multiple-intelligences and marketing theories, spiritual formation, counseling, brain research, TED Talks, and other disciplines.
Everyday Prayers for Families
This beautifully illustrated collection of prayers, poems, and Bible readings is perfect for families who want to grow in faith together. Use this book, and the heartwarming illustrations inside, for family devotions around the dinner table or at bedtime. Give it as a gift to new parents. Take a break from the harried pace of family life to reflect on the many blessings God has given us.
All the Ways Our Dead Still Speak: A Funeral Director on Life, Death, and the Hereafter
What if our dead remain with us? What if the hereafter intersects with the here and now? In All the Ways Our Dead Still Speak, sixth-generation funeral director Caleb Wilde takes readers on a lyrical, tender quest to encounter the hereafter. Through stories of grieving family members who remain, we witness the thin places between life and death.
More of You: The Fat Girl's Field Guide to the Modern World
In More of You Amanda Martinez Beck gives fellow fat women who have been pushed to the margins of acceptance hard-won wisdom on how to thrive. This book will challenge the status quo, teaching readers to resist shame and guilt and instead to embrace their bodies, take up space, and learn to navigate the world in ways that allow them to flourish.
It's Not You, It's Everything: What Our Pain Reveals about the Anxious Pursuit of the Good Life
What if trying to conform to a sick culture is making us sick? It's Not You, It's Everything is an incisive, impertinent, and witty inquiry into the anxious pursuit of happiness. Psychotherapist Eric Minton helps readers rethink everything we thought we knew about God, depression, and culture to find a radical "okayness" that will set us free.
The Mindful Grandparent: The Art of Loving Our Children's Children
Grandparenting is a sacred, challenging, and sometimes bewildering calling. As educators, writers, and grandmothers with twelve grandchildren between them, Marilyn McEntyre and Shirley Showalter team up to share practices, tips, and ideas for grandparenting with intention and grace.
Gutsy: Mindfulness Practices for Everyday Bravery
Women are too often trained out of feeling confident in the wisdom we hold inside. Drawing on her clinical experience and her personal story of leaving her ultra-Orthodox Jewish faith and culture, Dr. Leah Katz shows us how to set aside unrealistic expectations and trust our inner wisdom, making brave leaps in the search for fulfillment.
Hunting Magic Eels: Recovering an Enchanted Faith in a Skeptical Age
Five hundred years ago, the world was enchanted with angels and demons--God existed, and the devil was real. Today, we live in a post-Christian world characterized by doubt and skepticism. Richard Beck argues this is not evidence of a crisis of belief but a crisis of attention. Hunting Magic Eels reveals how we can cultivate an enchanted faith in a skeptical age and recover our ability to experience God as a living, vital presence.
Welcoming and Affirming: A Guide to Supporting and Working with LGBTQ+ Christian Youth
A handbook for pastors, youth workers, church leaders, educators, and other adults in Christian settings, this guide provides answers to the most pressing questions about sexuality, gender, mental health, safe sex, and more. You'll walk away with a lot of insight, prepared to love, affirm, and accept the LGBTQ+ teens in your community the way God does--exactly as they are.
A companion book to Queerfully and Wonderfully Made: A Guide for LGBTQ+ Christian Teens.
Reclaiming Rest: The Promise of Sabbath, Solitude, and Stillness in a Restless World
What does pressing pause look like? In Reclaiming Rest, Kate H. Rademacher explores the gifts of solitude, stillness, and Sabbath rest in a world of motion and noise. Ultimately, Rademacher claims, pausing for sacred rest pierces our illusions of self-reliance and control--and that's good news. What if keeping the Sabbath is not only a command to obey but a gift to reclaim?
Blessings for the Long Night: Poems and Meditations to Help You through Depression
A beautiful collection of poems and meditations for those experiencing the long night of depression, when the days and weeks can feel like an eternity. Jessica Kantrowitz's moving poetry acknowledges the pain and relentlessness of depression and offers gentle presence and hope. You are not alone, you are loved, and this will not last forever.
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