Reclaiming Rest: The Promise of Sabbath, Solitude, and Stillness in a Restless World
What does pressing pause look like? In Reclaiming Rest, Kate H. Rademacher explores the gifts of solitude, stillness, and Sabbath rest in a world of motion and noise. Ultimately, Rademacher claims, pausing for sacred rest pierces our illusions of self-reliance and control--and that's good news. What if keeping the Sabbath is not only a command to obey but a gift to reclaim?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Inkwell: Simple Writing Practices to Restore Your Soul
Tired. Uninspired. Emotionally exhausted. Overwhelmed. Burned out. In a world where the pace seems to get faster and the problems seem intractable, more and more people feel they just can't go on as they have been doing. The truth is, we're much better at caring for our bodies than caring for our spirits. In Inkwell, writing instructor and professor Anne Whitney shows how writing can be a powerful tool for your spiritual self-care.
12 Tiny Things: Simple Ways to Live a More Intentional Life
In a culture that says bigger is better, it is subversive work to take tiny, lasting steps toward learning and growth. In 12 Tiny Things Ellie Roscher and Heidi Barr journey with us through twelve essential areas of life--space, work, spirituality, food, style, nature, communication, home, sensuality, creativity, learning, and community--inviting us to take one tiny action at a time to open up growth and renewal.
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.
You Can Talk To God Like That: The Surprising Power of Lament to Save Your Faith
In You Can Talk to God Like That, pastor Abby Norman shows us that we can talk honestly to God, despite what we may have been told. You'll be encouraged to express your anger and pain to God and feel relief that you can be honest even when things are not okay. Learn to reclaim this ancient practice of lament and refresh your relationship with a God who has always wanted your whole self.
You Don't Owe Anyone: Free Yourself from the Weight of Expectations
You Don't Owe Anyone invites perfectionists, workaholics, people pleasers, and strivers to make surprising choices that free us from the weight of expectations. Caroline Garnet McGraw's personal stories serve as a compassionate witness and a wakeup call, inspiring us to move our life in new, positive directions. She shows us what it looks like to refuse to over-function in the old ways, empowering us to move past perfectionism to heal our hearts.
Dear Doctor: What Doctors Don't Ask, What Patients Need to Say
In the form of an open letter from patients to their doctors, spiritual writer and professor of medical humanities Marilyn McEntyre brings to light the hidden fears, desperate needs, deepest hopes, and heartfelt truths that many feel doctors overlook in their approach to health care. Ultimately, Dear Doctor is an important first step to begin a dialogue between two communities that often have a very large disconnect.
Fulfilled: Let Go of Shame, Embrace Your Body, and Eat the Food You Love
Today's culture has distorted how women view our bodies. But God longs for you to embrace your body, eat with freedom, and live with a deep confidence that you (and your body) are loved exactly as you are. In Fulfilled, nutrition expert Alexandra MacKillop explores physical, mental, and spiritual health through a non-diet lens, encouraging you to respect your body, honor your hunger, and embrace the unique size and shape that God created for you.
Brave Talk: Building Resilient Relationships in the Face of Conflict
When we disagree about fundamental issues, it can be difficult to maintain close relationships. In Brave Talk, communications expert Melody Stanford Martin teaches us to treat every conflict as if it's an impasse. By learning to temporarily suspend our desire to resolve differences, we make space for deeper understanding and stronger ties. Brave Talk blends humor, creativity, and interactive learning to help everyday people develop better skills for navigating conflict.
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.
To Daughters of Narcissistic Mothers: Notes for Self-Care and Self-Love
There's so much that many daughters have never heard from their mothers: advice, support, compliments, validation, encouragement. Simple but life-healing, each entry in To Daughters of Narcissistic Mothers offers daughters of those with this destructive personality disorder the loving, supportive words they have longed to hear.
The Conscious Enneagram: How to Move from Typology to Transformation
The Enneagram illuminates the painful truth of where we are and inspires us with the promise of where we could be. In The Conscious Enneagram, Abi Robins takes the system further by connecting those dots and explaining the path from patterns to promise. Through practical, easy-to-understand coaching, storytelling, and personal inquiry, this book shows how to use the Enneagram to radically change the way we think, feel, and move through the world.
IRL: Finding Realness, Meaning, and Belonging in Our Digital Lives
It's easy to view our online presence as fake, to see the internet as a space we enter when we aren't living our real, offline lives. IRL, Chris Stedman's insightful exploration of authenticity in the digital age, shines a light on how age-old notions of realness can be freshly understood in our online lives. Stedman invites readers to consider how they use the internet to fulfill the essential need to feel real, online and off.
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.
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