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  • 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

  • Breath Prayer: An Ancient Practice for the Everyday Sacred

    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.

    9781506470672

    $19.99

  • 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

  • Feed the Wolf: Befriending Our Fears in the Way of Saint Francis

    Feed the Wolf: Befriending Our Fears in the Way of Saint Francis

    Turn from fear and find peace.

    Each spiritual lesson from the life of Saint Francis of Assisi begins with an invitation to embrace the wolf--to consider another viewpoint, befriend our fears, and discover something new. In Feed the Wolf, author and Saint Francis scholar Jon M. Sweeney explores fifteen spiritual practices from the essential wisdom of Saint Francis for us to apply to our twenty-first-century lives.

    9781506470733

    $26.99

  • 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

  • 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

  • The Peacemaker's Path: Multifaith Reflections to Deepen Your Spirituality

    The Peacemaker's Path: Multifaith Reflections to Deepen Your Spirituality

    Now more than ever, people are painfully divided politically, religiously, and culturally. And yet, there is a commonality in our faith traditions that can help us create a greater sense of community in which our differences are honored. Through daily readings that explore the tenets, teachings, writings, and prayers of the world's major religions, The Peacemaker's Path shows us that we have much more in common than what divides us.

    9781506469126

    $18.99

  • Steeped in Stories: Timeless Children's Novels to Refresh Our Tired Souls

    Steeped in Stories: Timeless Children's Novels to Refresh Our Tired Souls

    Can you love a classic novel from childhood and also name its flaws? Mitali Perkins helps us do both as she explores seven timeless children's novels. Through works by Louisa May Alcott, C.S. Lewis, L.M. Montgomery, Francis Hodgson Burnett, and other literary "uncles" and "aunts," Perkins unpacks wisdom to help adults thrive in uncertain times.

    9781506469102

    $24.99

  • Portraits of Peace: Searching for Hope in a Divided America

    Portraits of Peace: Searching for Hope in a Divided America

    Frustrated with an increasingly polarized society, award-winning photographer John Noltner set out on a road trip across the US to rediscover the common humanity that connects us by asking people the simple question "What does peace mean to you?"

    9781506471211

    $27.99

  • Thy Queendom Come: Breaking Free from the Patriarchy to Save Your Soul

    Thy Queendom Come: Breaking Free from the Patriarchy to Save Your Soul

    Telling the stories of some of the strongest women in all of Scripture, Thy Queendom Come offers Christian women a new path forward - a revolutionary new spirituality, and a revolutionary word to describe it: queendom. We can leave the narrow kingdom behind and embrace a more vibrant and just spiritual life.

    9781506469140

    $17.99

  • 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. Twenty years after the tragic events of 9/11, we must look at their full legacy and move toward a United States that is truly inclusive and united.

    9781506470467

    $29.99

    Available January 25, 2022

  • A More Perfect Union: A New Vision for Building the Beloved Community 

    A More Perfect Union: A New Vision for Building the Beloved Community 

    America is at a spiritual and political crossroads. A new narrative is needed to counter the discord in her politics and culture, a new way forward rooted in Martin Luther King Jr.'s vision of community. A More Perfect Union calls for a shared vision that transcends partisanship to live out America's best ideals and realize a more perfect union.

    9781506464534

    $26.99

  • Wild Woman: A Footnote, the Desert, and My Quest for an Elusive Saint

    Wild Woman: A Footnote, the Desert, and My Quest for an Elusive Saint

    In the dusty corner of a library, journalist Amy Frykholm discovers a footnote that leads her on a decades-long search for Mary of Egypt--runaway, prostitute, holy desert dweller, saint, and archetypal wild woman. As their storylines crisscross maps and centuries, the saint and the author meet at various thresholds, and both become more fully revealed as they enter the desert wild and wildly--in the embrace of the sacred.

    9781506471853

    $27.99

  • Wild Belief: Poets and Prophets in the Wilderness

    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.

    9781506464633

    $25.99

  • United States of Grace: A Memoir of Homelessness, Addiction, Incarceration, and Hope

    United States of Grace: A Memoir of Homelessness, Addiction, Incarceration, and Hope

    Lenny Duncan, who inspired and challenged audiences with his breakout first book, Dear Church, now brings us his story about growing up Black and queer in the US, examining pressing issues like poverty, mass incarceration, white supremacy, and LGBTQ inclusion through an intimate portrayal of his life's struggles and joys. United States of Grace is a love story about America, making the claim that God is present with us in the most difficult of circumstances.

    9781506464060

    $22.99

  • The God Beat: What Journalism Says about Faith and Why It Matters

    The God Beat: What Journalism Says about Faith and Why It Matters

    In the 1960s and '70s a more personal, subjective, voice-driven journalism emerged, known as New Journalism. In the new century, those same tropes are used by religion writers who similarly scrutinize questions of faith and doubt while taking God-talk seriously. The God Beat brings together significant and characteristic samples of this emerging genre, helping us understand how we talk about God in public spaces--and why it matters--in a whole new way.

    9781506465777

    $26.99

  • Jesus for Farmers and Fishers: Justice for All Those Marginalized by Our Food System

    Jesus for Farmers and Fishers: Justice for All Those Marginalized by Our Food System

    Food producers in America are in the midst of one of the most severe farm crises of the last half-century. Yet we are largely unaware of the plight of those whose hands and hearts toil to sustain us. In Jesus for Farmers and Fishers, Gary Nabhan offers a fresh look at the parables of Jesus to bring us into a heart of compassion for those in the food economy hit by this crisis.

    9781506465067

    $26.99

  • In My Grandmother's House: Black Women, Faith, and the Stories We Inherit

    In My Grandmother's House: Black Women, Faith, and the Stories We Inherit

    A grandmother's theology carries wisdom strong enough for future generations. In the pages of In My Grandmother's House, public theologian Yolanda Pierce builds an everyday womanist theology rooted in liberating scriptures, stories from the Black church, and truths from Black women's lives. The Divine has been showing up at the kitchen tables of Black women for a long time. It's time to get to know that God.

    9781506464718

    $22.99

  • Hunting Magic Eels: Recovering an Enchanted Faith in a Skeptical Age

    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.

    9781506464657

    $24.99

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