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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

  • 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

  • The Lightmaker's Manifesto: How to Work for Change without Losing Your Joy

    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.

    9781506469942

    $26.99

  • We Cry Justice: Reading the Bible with the Poor People's Campaign

    We Cry Justice: Reading the Bible with the Poor People's Campaign

    In We Cry Justice, leaders of the Poor People's Campaign: A National Call for Moral Revival uncover what the Bible really says about justice and poverty. Liz Theoharis is joined by pastors, organizers, scholars, low-wage workers, and people in poverty in interpreting sacred stories about the poor seeking healing, justice, and freedom. Find in the pages of Scripture God's persistent call to repair the breach and fight poverty, not the poor.

    9781506473642

    $19.99

  • 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

  • Baptized in Tear Gas: From White Moderate to Abolitionist

    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.

    9781506470429

    $16.99

  • Our Fair Share: How One Small Change Can Create a More Equitable American Economy

    Our Fair Share: How One Small Change Can Create a More Equitable American Economy

    Over the past fifty years, our economy has been pulling us apart at unprecedented rates by allowing the richest Americans to hoard wealth like almost never before. In Our Fair Share, Brian C. Johnson combines accessible scholarship on wealth and income inequity with stories of real people struggling to survive and thrive in America today. Ultimately, Johnson lays the groundwork for a reasonable and actionable solution, drawing us together to build a common American future.

    9781506470757

    $28.99

  • 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

  • Our Angry Eden: Faith and Hope on a Hotter, Harsher Planet

    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.

    9781506470443

    $26.99

  • Outlove: A Queer Christian Survival Story

    Outlove: A Queer Christian Survival Story

    In Outlove, Julie Rodgers details her deeply personal journey from a life of self-denial in the name of faith to her role in leading the take-down of Exodus International, the largest ex-gay organization in the world, to her marriage to a woman at the Washington National Cathedral. Rodgers's story sheds light on the debate between Evangelical Christians and the LGBTQ community, ultimately casting a hopeful vision for how the church can heal.

    9781506464046

    $24.99

  • 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

  • Love Makes Room: And Other Things I Learned When My Daughter Came Out

    Love Makes Room: And Other Things I Learned When My Daughter Came Out

    When Christian singer and speaker Staci Frenes learned her teenage daughter was gay, she found her dreams for the future--along with her lifelong faith--collapsing around her. Coming to terms with a new reality offered an invitation to make room for many things: the inevitability of uncertainty, hope in the midst of loss, awkward and tough conversations, an expanding faith, and a greater understanding of how people are more the same than different.

    9781506468631

    $18.99

  • The Sandbox Revolution: Raising Kids for a Just World

    The Sandbox Revolution: Raising Kids for a Just World

    It is a complex time to be a parent. Our climate is in crisis, economic inequality is deepening, and violence is escalating. How can parents cultivate in their children a love of the earth, a cry for justice, and a commitment to nonviolence? Written by parents who are also writers, teachers, organizers, artists, gardeners, and activists, The Sandbox Revolution offers a diversity of voices and experiences to guide us on a journey of justice-focused parenting.

    9781506466446

    $17.99

  • 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

  • #ChurchToo: How Purity Culture Upholds Abuse and How to Find Healing

    #ChurchToo: How Purity Culture Upholds Abuse and How to Find Healing

    Sexual abuse is utterly rampant in Christian churches in America. And the reasons are somewhat different than those you might find in the #MeToo stories coming out of Hollywood or Washington. #ChurchToo turns over the rocks of the church's sexual dysfunction, revealing just what makes sexualized violence in religious contexts both ubiquitous and uniquely traumatizing, and lays the groundwork for survivors of abuse to live full, free, healthy lives.

    9781506464817

    $16.99

  • First and Only: A Black Woman's Guide to Thriving at Work and in Life

    First and Only: A Black Woman's Guide to Thriving at Work and in Life

    A map for finding on-the-job success, challenging systemic racism, and seeking inner healing through the power of faith, First and Only is a guidebook for every Black woman who has had to work twice as hard to be perceived as half as skilled. Trainer and activist Jennifer R. Farmer skillfully blends helpful tips with stories from psychologists, activists, and organizational experts, equipping Black women to lead others and heal past wounds.

    9781506466842

    $22.99

  • 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

  • Waging Peace: One Soldier's Story of Putting Love First

    Waging Peace: One Soldier's 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

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