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  • Body Becoming: A Path to Our Liberation

    Body Becoming: A Path to Our Liberation

    Activist and public theologian Robyn Henderson-Espinoza inhabits a trans, nonbinary, multiracial body--a body continually in discovery. Drawing from their own body story with the theory and practice of bodywork, they lead us to discover embodiment as the primary place of deep wisdom and a powerful tool to create lasting social change.

    9781506473574

    $27.99

  • Take What You Need: Life Lessons after Losing Everything

    Take What You Need: Life Lessons after Losing Everything

    As Jen Crow and her family sifted through the rubble of a house fire, the mantra "Take what you need and leave the rest behind" took on a new meaning. By turns a survival guide and a spiritual companion, this book offers hope, humor, and real-life spiritual tools to help us meet the hardest moments of our lives and take only what we truly need.

    9781506468617

    $24.99

  • Unbossed: How Black Girls Are Leading the Way

    Unbossed: How Black Girls Are Leading the Way

    Black girls are leading the way. They are starting nonprofits. Promoting diverse literature. Fighting cancer. Improving water quality. Working to prevent gun violence. From Khristi Lauren Adams, author of the celebrated Parable of the Brown Girl, comes Unbossed, a hopeful and riveting introduction to eight young Black leaders.

    9781506474267

    $18.99

  • It Starts with You: How Imperfect Parents Can Find Calm and Connection with Their Kids

    It Starts with You: How Imperfect Parents Can Find Calm and Connection with Their Kids

    In It Starts with You, marriage and family therapist and parent coach Nicole Schwarz introduces parents to the importance of having a calm brain, connected relationships, respectful conversations, and a coaching mindset. Our kids do not need perfect parents, but parents who are willing to learn and grow with them.

    9781506472478

    $17.99

  • A Complicated Choice: Making Space for Grief and Healing in the Pro-Choice Movement

    A Complicated Choice: Making Space for Grief and Healing in the Pro-Choice Movement

    Abortion stigma is ubiquitous, even among those who identify as pro-choice. A Complicated Choice offers a call to progressive people of faith to center the lived experiences of people who have abortions. In so doing, Rev. Katey Zeh opens us to the complexities of our reproductive lives and invites us to a spiritual response rooted in compassion.

    9781506473499

    $26.99

  • Bipolar Faith: A Black Woman's Journey with Depression and Faith

    Bipolar Faith: A Black Woman's Journey with Depression and Faith

    Both a spiritual autobiography and a memoir of mental illness, Biploar Faith examines how the legacies of slavery, war, sharecropping, poverty, and alcoholism mask a family history of mental illness. In gripping fashion Monica A. Coleman tells the story of learning to live faithfully with bipolar disorder and discovering a liberating vision of God.

    9781506480756

    $19.99

  • Innocent Until Proven Muslim: Islamophobia, the War on Terror, and the Muslim Experience Since 9/11

    Innocent Until Proven Muslim: Islamophobia, the War on Terror, and the Muslim Experience Since 9/11

    In this powerful book, Dr. Maha Hilal tells the story of two decades of the War on Terror, through both an overview of the policies created under its umbrella and the lived realities of Muslim Americans who have experienced hate and discrimination as a result.

    9781506470467

    $29.99

  • Becoming Rooted: One Hundred Days of Reconnecting with Sacred Earth

    Becoming Rooted: One Hundred Days of Reconnecting with Sacred Earth

    Randy Woodley, an activist, scholar, and Cherokee descendant, guides us on a one-hundred-day journey to reconnect with the land around us, with the people native to that land, and with ourselves. Meditations, epigraphs, and ideas for reflection and action help us become rooted in our relationship with creation and Creator.

    9781506471174

    $19.99

  • The Sacred Pulse: Holy Rhythms for Overwhelmed Souls

    The Sacred Pulse: Holy Rhythms for Overwhelmed Souls

    Contemporary life is leaving us frazzled, overwhelmed, and out of sorts.

    In The Sacred Pulse, pastor and author April Fiet invites us to examine the frantic patterns of perfection and production and to reclaim the deeper, sacred pulses that pattern our days. Through stories, scripture, and practical guidance for daily living, she lays out twelve practices that are both sustainable and sustaining so we can tap into the joyful, holy rhythms of life.

    9781506469089

    $17.99

  • Brave: Women of the Bible and Their Stories of Grief, Mercy, Folly, Joy, Sex, and Redemption

    Brave: Women of the Bible and Their Stories of Grief, Mercy, Folly, Joy, Sex, and Redemption

    Following the success of Fierce, Alice Connor returns to introduce a new group of women from the Bible, some whose names we know, others who go unnamed. Connor invites us to see them not as players in a man's story, but as foremothers of the faith.

    Skillfully drawn by the author, these women's stories are challenging and beautiful. When we read their stories, we see not only their particular, formidable lives but also our own.

    9781506463964

    $18.99

  • Messy Minimalism: Realistic Strategies for the Rest of Us

    Messy Minimalism: Realistic Strategies for the Rest of Us

    Drowning in clutter and a crazy schedule, Rachelle Crawford assumed you had to be naturally organized to be tidy. Then she found messy minimalism, which is less about perfection and more about purpose. With empathy and humor, Crawford lays out strategies for curbing consumption, decluttering, and finding lots more joy. Becoming a messy minimalist is not about pristine countertops. It's simply about carrying fewer things so that we find ourselves holding only what truly matters.

    9781506466866

    $24.99

  • Be the Brave One: Living Your Spiritual Values Out Loud and Other Life Lessons

    Be the Brave One: Living Your Spiritual Values Out Loud and Other Life Lessons

    The Rev. Ann Kansfield left Wall Street and found her calling as the first female and openly gay chaplain at the New York Fire Department. Guiding her life are the values that anchor her. Weaving real-life stories with wit and practical faith, Kansfield challenges readers to discover and live out their own spiritual values.

    9781506463735

    $24.99

  • All Who Are Weary: Easing the Burden on the Walk with Mental Illness

    All Who Are Weary: Easing the Burden on the Walk with Mental Illness

    We live in an age uniquely attentive to the problem of mental illness. More than half of us will be diagnosed with a mental illness or disorder at some point in our lifetime. All Who Are Weary is not a map to a cure, nor a perfectly restorative prayer. Rather, Emmy Kegler joins the reader on the long walk of reflection, understanding, and compassion, trusting in the promise of a lighter load for us all.

    9781506467801

    $18.99

  • Our Last Best Act: Planning for the End of Our Lives to Protect the People and Places We Love

    Our Last Best Act: Planning for the End of Our Lives to Protect the People and Places We Love

    How do we align our end-of-life choices with our values?

    In a world experiencing a climate crisis and a culture that avoids discussions about death and dying, environmentalist and educator Mallory McDuff takes readers on a journey to discover new, sustainable practices around death and dying--and how it's possible to make end-of-life choices that honor our values, create a sustainable legacy, and help to heal the earth.

    9781506464466

    $18.99

  • Hidden Mercy: AIDS, Catholics, and the Untold Stories of Compassion in the Face of Fear

    Hidden Mercy: AIDS, Catholics, and the Untold Stories of Compassion in the Face of Fear

    The height of the AIDS crisis in the United States in the 1980s and 1990s left many profound stories that remained untold. In Hidden Mercy, gay Catholic journalist Michael O'Loughlin uncovers the stories of Catholics who at great personal cost chose compassion. A compelling picture of those who responded to human suffering with mercy, offering insights for LGBTQ and other people of faith struggling to find a home in religious communities today.

    9781506467702

    $28.99

  • The Defiant Middle: How Women Claim Life's In-Betweens to Remake the World

    The Defiant Middle: How Women Claim Life's In-Betweens to Remake the World

    Women who don't fit in amid cultural expectations, because of life transitions or changes in their body, mind, or gender identity, are carving out new ways of being in and remaking the world. Drawing on the wisdom of women mystics, this book explores how transitional eras can be both spiritually challenging and excitingly freeing. Ultimately, we see how these in-between times lead us to reinvented ways of seeing ourselves and changing the world.

    9781506467689

    $26.99

  • Seeing Jesus: Visionary Encounters from the First Century to the Present

    Seeing Jesus: Visionary Encounters from the First Century to the Present

    Jesus ascended to heaven. End of story. But then how do we explain the Christians, in nearly every century since, who claimed to have seen, heard, met, and touched Jesus in the flesh? In Seeing Jesus, Robert Hudson ponders characters throughout Christian history who have encountered the actual face of the resurrected Christ.

    9781506465753

    $24.99

  • Dimming the Day: Evening Meditations for Quiet Wonder

    Dimming the Day: Evening Meditations for Quiet Wonder

    The moon is out, the air has cooled, you are ready for bed. You know that scrolling on your phone does not draw you toward sleep. Power down your phone, take a breath, and begin to dim the day. Author Jennifer Grant offers gentle meditations that help you direct your gaze away from screens and toward the natural world. Replace anxiety with awe, distraction with focus, and worry with true rest.

    9781506471198

    $19.99

  • Church of the Wild: How Nature Invites Us into the Sacred

    Church of the Wild: How Nature Invites Us into the Sacred

    Like many who feel unfulfilled by traditional faith expressions, Victoria Loorz went in search of a spirituality strong enough to reckon with the unraveling of her vocation, identity, and planet, and found herself in the wilderness. As cofounder of the Wild Church Network and Seminary of the Wild, Loorz invites us to reimagine our relationship with and deepen our commitment to a suffering planet by falling in love with it--and calling it church.

    9781506469645

    $17.99

  • 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

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