The Lightmaker's Manifesto: How to Work for Change without Losing Your Joy
Many of us want to advocate for causes we care about--but which ones? We want to work for change--but will the emotional toll lead to burn out? In The Lightmaker's Manifesto, activist Karen Walrond shares strategies to help you define the actions that bring you joy, identify the values and causes about which you are passionate, and put them together to create change. Includes conversations with changemakers Valarie Kaur, Brené Brown, Tarana Burke, and Zuri Adele.
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.
Saints of Feather and Fang: How the Animals We Love and Fear Connect Us to God
In Saints of Feather and Fang, writer and lifelong animal lover Caryn Rivadeneira explores the ways that animals--from the pets in our homes to the mysterious creatures of the deep--serve as spiritual guides for our hearts, minds, and souls. Rivadeneira offers whimsical and theological reflections on delight, instinct, adaptation, fear, and awe.
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.
Stepmother: Redeeming a Disdained Vocation
Every year more American women become stepmothers, just as Dorothy Bass did. In Stepmother, Bass explores the complicated, and oft-maligned, role. Brimming with practical insights from sociology, history, and clinical studies, Stepmother points readers to the central necessary work--the work done in our own heart--so we can find grace and peace.
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.
After Trauma: Lessons on Overcoming from a First Responder Turned Crisis Counselor
We all have the ability to redefine ourselves, to feel hope about what lies ahead, and to choose our own way forward. After Trauma is a story of adversity, grit, defiance, choice, and hope. Each chapter offers a lesson to help readers overcome their own trauma, including concrete and actionable advice on how to re-story a life after adversity.
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.
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.
Prayers for Comfort and Encouragement
A thoughtfully illustrated collection of Bible passages, prayers, and poems, Prayers for Comfort and Encouragement offers solace and hope to those struggling with grief, illness, or a difficult season of life. This lovely book is the perfect gift for a friend or loved one in need.
Seculosity: How Career, Parenting, Technology, Food, Politics, and Romance Became Our New Religion and What to Do about It (New and Revised)
New updated and expanded paperback reveals the universal yearning writer David Zahl identifies, not to be happy or respected so much as enough--what religions call "righteous." Today, we look to various passions--from eating to parenting to voting--for the meaning once provided on Sunday morning. Seculosity takes a thoughtful yet entertaining tour of American "performancism." Ultimately, Zahl brings us to a fresh appreciation for the grace of God in all its countercultural wonder.
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.
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.
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.
Good Grief: Large Print
For more than fifty years Good Grief has helped millions of readers find comfort and rediscover hope after loss.
Good Grief identifies ten stages of grief but, recognizing that grief is complex and deeply personal, defines no "right" way to grieve.
Whether mourning the death of a loved one, the end of a marriage, the loss of a job, or other difficult life changes, Good Grief is a proven steady companion in times of loss.
This Book Won't Make You Happy: Eight Keys to Finding True Contentment
Happiness is fleeting. And what if you don't even need it to live a life of peace and purpose? Therapist Niro Feliciano says contentment is a deeper, more satisfying state of living, and something we can all achieve through eight research-based postures for cultivating balance and calm.
Baptized in Tear Gas: From White Moderate to Abolitionist
In Baptized in Tear Gas, minister and activist Elle Dowd invites readers to experience her transformation from what Martin Luther King Jr. referred to as "the white moderate" into an Assata Shakur-reading, courthouse-occupying abolitionist. Like in baptism, this alteration requires parts of us to die--our tone policing, white niceness, respectability politics--so that we may be reborn. Through the Uprising in Ferguson, God made Elle into something new. Now it's our turn.
Our Angry Eden: Faith and Hope on a Hotter, Harsher Planet
The planet we will pass on is different than the one we inherited. Living with our angry Eden will involve a period of sustained difficulty and disruption. David Williams, author of When the English Fall, spells out how we will be morally tested, outlines nine virtues key to human thriving in the decades to come, and beckons readers toward a faith and a hope resilient enough to face the effects of the climate crisis.
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.
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.
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