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  • Welcoming and Affirming: A Guide to Supporting and Working with LGBTQ+ Christian Youth

    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.

    9781506464985

    $18.99

  • Brave Talk: Building Resilient Relationships in the Face of Conflict

    Brave Talk: Building Resilient Relationships in the Face of Conflict

    When we disagree about fundamental issues, it can be difficult to maintain close relationships. In Brave Talk, communications expert Melody Stanford Martin teaches us to treat every conflict as if it's an impasse. By learning to temporarily suspend our desire to resolve differences, we make space for deeper understanding and stronger ties. Brave Talk blends humor, creativity, and interactive learning to help everyday people develop better skills for navigating conflict.

    9781506462448

    $17.99

  • The Gospel for Cat Lovers

    The Gospel for Cat Lovers

    This whimsical little book brings the joy and wisdom of cats to life in a whole new way, reminding us that knowing and loving cats is a wonderful blessing.

    9781506459233

    $9.99

  • Just Faith: Reclaiming Progressive Christianity

    Just Faith: Reclaiming Progressive Christianity

    In Just Faith, activist and writer Guthrie Graves-Fitzsimmons explains how a strong religious left has accompanied every major progressive advance in our society, and he resurrects the long but forgotten history of progressive Christianity in the United States. This book is a rallying cry for a bold progressive Christianity that unapologetically fights for its values to impact the biggest political battles of our time--from immigration and economic fairness to LGBTQ+ and abortion rights.

    9781506462523

    $26.99

  • Beside Still Waters: Favorite Prayers, Poems, and Scriptures to Calm the Soul

    Beside Still Waters: Favorite Prayers, Poems, and Scriptures to Calm the Soul

    This small treasury is an essential source of wisdom, encouragement, and faith for every season.

    9781506459103

    $15.99

    Available November 17, 2020

  • Van Gogh's Second Gift: A Spiritual Path to Deeper Creativity

    Van Gogh's Second Gift: A Spiritual Path to Deeper Creativity

    Cliff Edwards, a well-known Vincent van Gogh author and scholar, explores Van Gogh's second gift--the surprising written works of Van Gogh in letters written to his brother, fellow artists, and friends. A perfect book for creatives and those who want to understand more about one of the world's most beloved artists, the genius creator of works like Starry Night.

    $19.99

  • Giving Up Whiteness: One Man's Journey

    Giving Up Whiteness: One Man's Journey

    Jeff James thought he was one of the good white guys. But when he asked an African American friend how he could help fight racism, he had to think again. "Simple," she shot back, "get rid of whiteness." In Giving Up Whiteness, James examines what it means to be white in twenty-first-century America. Ultimately, James writes, well-meaning white people have a lot of work to do, and it's past time to get started.

    9781506464022

    $24.99

    Available October 6, 2020

  • The Gospel for Dog Lovers

    The Gospel for Dog Lovers

    This whimsical little book brings the joy and wisdom of dogs to life in a whole new way, reminding us that knowing and loving dogs is a wonderful blessing.

    9781506459240

    $9.99

  • The Ancient Way: Discoveries on the Path of Celtic Christianity

    The Ancient Way: Discoveries on the Path of Celtic Christianity

    For years, River Jordan felt a call to travel to the mystical Isle of Iona--the island that gave birth to Celtic Christianity. In The Ancient Way she invites us to join her on this pilgrimage as she explores ancient Celtic Christian practices such as hospitality, imagination, and community. This is a thoughtful guide for cultivating divine connection as we embark on our own wild adventures, chasing the mystery that calls us all.

    9781506460451

    $24.99

    Available October 13, 2020

  • Sacred Balance: Aligning Body and Spirit through Yoga and the Benedictine Way

    Sacred Balance: Aligning Body and Spirit through Yoga and the Benedictine Way

    In Sacred Balance, certified yoga instructor and spirituality blogger Melinda Emily Thomas helps you align body and spirit through two timeless traditions: yoga and the Benedictine Way. Studded with illustrations of basic yoga poses and ideas for wellness, prayers, and meditations, Sacred Balance offers an abundance of wisdom for daily life that guides us toward peace and wholeness.

    9781506463537

    $19.99

    Available October 13, 2020

  • The Price of Admission: Embracing a Life of Grief and Joy

    The Price of Admission: Embracing a Life of Grief and Joy

    On the surface Liz Petrone looks as if she has it all. But, like many women, she is desperately lonely and dealing with ghosts of her own. Through a combination of personal narrative and common truths, Liz provides a timeless reminder to world-weary readers that, just as birth follows death, light does indeed follow darkness; and that, often, it is because of our pain--and not despite it--that we grow, survive, and--yes--thrive.

    9781506458786

    $24.99

  • Waging Peace: One Soldiers Story of Putting Love First

    Waging Peace: One Soldiers Story of Putting Love First

    Diana Oestreich served 407 days as a combat medic in Iraq. But when she was commanded to run over an Iraqi child to keep her battle buddies safe, she became a peacemaker instead. This beautiful and gut-wrenching memoir exposes the false divide between loving our country and living out our faith's call to love our enemies. By showing that us-versus-them is a false choice, this book will inspire us all to choose love over fear.

    9781506463704

    $24.99

  • IRL: Finding Realness, Meaning, and Belonging in Our Digital Lives

    IRL: Finding Realness, Meaning, and Belonging in Our Digital Lives

    It's easy to view our online presence as fake, to see the internet as a space we enter when we aren't living our real, offline lives. IRL, Chris Stedman's insightful exploration of authenticity in the digital age, shines a light on how age-old notions of realness can be freshly understood in our online lives. Stedman invites readers to consider how they use the internet to fulfill the essential need to feel real, online and off.

    9781506463513

    $24.99

    Available October 20, 2020

  • Awakened by Death: Life-Giving Lessons from the Mystics

    Awakened by Death: Life-Giving Lessons from the Mystics

    Taking readers on a journey through history guided by the mystics, Awakened by Death shows us how our psychological and spiritual relationship to death has changed over time, and helps us to reclaim a healthy engagement with our own mortality. Ultimately, readers will gain a deeper understanding of how facing the fear of death, and embracing rather than eschewing its mysteries, can help us live richer, fuller lives.

    9781506461168

    $24.99

    Available October 27, 2020

  • From the Depths: Prayers for Grieving the Loss of a Partner

    From the Depths: Prayers for Grieving the Loss of a Partner

    From the Depths is for those who have suffered the loss of their beloved. These prayers, located in the context of immense suffering and belief in a loving God, help us pray through the most difficult times and find God within.

    9781506459196

    $12.99

    Available October 27, 2020

  • The Poet and the Fly: Art, Nature, God, Mortality, and Other Elusive Mysteries

    The Poet and the Fly: Art, Nature, God, Mortality, and Other Elusive Mysteries

    In this revelatory book, Robert Hudson considers seven poets, each of whom wrote a provocative poem about a fly. Considering Emily Dickinson, William Blake, and several other poets, The Poet and the Fly brings together the poetry, the flies, and the poets' own lives to explore the imaginative, and often prophetic, insights that come from the startling combination of poetry and flies, the extraordinary and the ordinary.

    9781506457284

    $24.99

  • Nomad: A Spirituality for Traveling Light

    Nomad: A Spirituality for Traveling Light

    Part-autobiography, part-Christian spirituality, Nomad offers penetrating insight into the minds of the new generations of progressive evangelical followers of Jesus in the global Church, writing on themes that include community, war, redemption, wonder, grace, sexuality, and the Eucharist.

    9781506462219

    $14.99

  • The Great Belonging: How Loneliness Leads Us to Each Other

    The Great Belonging: How Loneliness Leads Us to Each Other

    Loneliness has reached epidemic proportions, according to many sources. In an age of mobility and fraying civic life, we are all susceptible to its power. In The Great Belonging, writer and spiritual director Charlotte Donlon reframes loneliness and offers us a language for the disquiet within. Ultimately, Donlon claims, we can find connection that emerges from honesty, and she offers tools, resources, and practices for transforming loneliness into true belonging.

    9781506461960

    $16.99

    Available November 10, 2020

  • Subversive: Christ, Culture, and the Shocking Dorothy L. Sayers

    Subversive: Christ, Culture, and the Shocking Dorothy L. Sayers

    Known for her bestselling detective novels, Dorothy L. Sayers lived a fascinating, groundbreaking life as a novelist, feminist, Oxford scholar, and important influence on the spiritual life of C.S. Lewis. Subversive shows how Sayers ignites new ways to think about Christianity, shocking people into seeing the truth of ancient doctrine; inspiring believers to evaluate how and why their language perpetuates divisive certitude rather than the hopeful faith; and showing us all a better way forward.

    9781506462752

    $24.99

    Available November 10, 2020

  • Expecting Wonder: The Transformative Experience of Becoming a Mother

    Expecting Wonder: The Transformative Experience of Becoming a Mother

    Pregnancy isn't just a physical transformation. An emotional and spiritual journey is also taking place: you're becoming a mother.

    In Expecting Wonder, Brittany L. Bergman explores this identity transformation with wit and grace, offering a heart-level guidebook for women in the season of pregnancy. By sharing her own journey of fear, change, and hope, Bergman offers readers a picture of the miracle that God is working not just in her body, but in her soul.

    9781506458908

    $16.99

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