Ask Me for a Blessing (You Know You Need One)
Once a week Adrian Dannhauser stands outside her church with a sign that reads "Ask me for a blessing." What is a blessing? Do you have to believe to receive one? Dannhauser offers glimpses into the tender, holy, and funny moments she has with people looking for a blessing and delves into the power that ancient ideas hold in a disenchanted world.
In My Grandmother's House: Black Women, Faith, and the Stories We Inherit
A grandmother's theology carries wisdom strong enough for future generations. Theologian Yolanda Pierce builds an everyday womanist theology rooted in liberating scriptures and truths from Black women's lives in this paperback edition. It's time to get to know the God who has been showing up at the kitchen tables of Black women all along.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Breath Prayer: An Ancient Practice for the Everyday Sacred
Christine Valters Paintner, abbess of Abbey of the Arts, introduces us to the spiritual practice of breath prayer and offers beautiful poem-prayers for walking, working, dressing, cleaning, sitting in silence, doing the dishes, living in community--breathing the divine into our daily lives. Over time these recitations become as natural as breathing. We don't so much recite the prayers as the prayers recite us, guide us, and open our hearts to the everyday sacred.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
30-Day Journey with Emily Dickinson
Emily Dickinson's unique spirit and gorgeous language have secured her legacy as one of America's most original and most beloved poets. Whether you are a devoted reader or are discovering the beauty of her poetry for the first time, this journey provides the perfect way to engage the thought of this strikingly gifted poet.
Wild Belief: Poets and Prophets in the Wilderness
Wild Belief brings together a diverse and unique set of writers who span literary styles, genres, and time periods--but who are united in their search for spirit in the wild.
Through them we discover the tension between our understanding of the wilderness as both a fearful and a sacred space, which makes it particularly apt for capturing the unknown and surprising elements of belief.
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.
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