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Counterclockwise: Mindful Health and the Power of Possibility

Author: 
Ellen J. Langer

In it, author Ellen Langer wrote about how “opening our minds to what’s possible, instead of presuming impossibility, can lead to better health — at any age.” This sounds a lot like God’s purpose for us.

Faith After Doubt: Why Your Beliefs Stopped Working and What to Do About It

Author: 
Brian D. McLaren
List Price: 
23.24
Type: 
Hardcover

Using his own story and the stories of a diverse group of struggling believers, McLaren, a former pastor and now author, speaker, and activist shows how old assumptions are being challenged in nearly every area of human life, not just theology and spirituality.

Always a Guest: Speaking of Faith Far from Home

Author: 
Barbara Brown Taylor
List Price: 
$25.00
Type: 
Hardcover

From beloved writer and renowned preacher Barbara Brown Taylor comes a new collection of stories and sermons of faith, grace, and hope. Taylor, author of the best-selling books Holy Envy and An Altar in the World, among others, finds that when you are the invited guest speaking of faith to people you don't know, one must seek common ground: exploring the central human experience.

Thou Shalt Not Be A Jerk: A Christian's Guide to Engaging Politics

Author: 
Eugene Cho
List Price: 
$17.99
Type: 
Paperback

According to Eugene Cho, Christians should never profess blind loyalty to a party. Any party. But they should engage with politics, because politics inform policies which impact people.

In Thou Shalt Not Be a Jerk: A Christian’s Guide to Engaging Politics, Cho encourages readers to remember that hope arrived—not in a politician, system, or great nation—but in the person of Jesus Christ.

Finding Jesus in the Storm: The Spiritual Lives of Christians with Mental Health Challenges

Author: 
John Swinton
List Price: 
$25.00
Type: 
Paperback

People living with mental health challenges are not excluded from God’s love or even the fullness of life promised by Jesus. Unfortunately, this hope is often lost amid the well-meaning labels and medical treatments that dominate the world of mental health today. In Finding Jesus in the Storm, John Swinton makes the case for reclaiming that hope by changing the way we talk about mental health and remembering that, above all, people are people, regardless of how unconventionally they experience life.

Reading While Black: African American Biblical Interpretation as an Exercise in Hope

Author: 
Esau McCaulley
List Price: 
$20.00
Type: 
Paperback

Growing up in the American South, Esau McCaulley knew firsthand the ongoing struggle between despair and hope that marks the lives of some in the African American context. A key element in the fight for hope, he discovered, has long been the practice of Bible reading and interpretation that comes out of traditional Black churches. This ecclesial tradition is often disregarded or viewed with suspicion by much of the wider church and academy, but it has something vital to say. Reading While Black is a personal and scholarly testament to the power and hope of Black biblical interpretation.

Hope in Disarray: Piecing Our Lives Together in Faith

Author: 
Grace Ji-Sun Kim
List Price: 
$16.95
Type: 
Paperback

With practicality and vulnerability, author and public theologian Grace Ji-Sun Kim reflects on the practice of sustaining hope during turbulence and injustice. Hope in Disarray is a collection of essays that invite a conversation on culture and faith, creation and identity, as the author appeals to readers to engage life’s troubles with the conviction of God’s goodness. Hope in Disarray takes the world’s pain seriously in order to ignite our intentional, revolutionary, and integrated living.
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Beautiful and Terrible Things: A Christian Struggle with Suffering, Grief, and Hope

Author: 
Christian M. M. Brady
List Price: 
$17.99
Type: 
Paperback

Bible scholar Christian Brady, an expert on Old Testament lament, was as prepared as a person could be for the death of a child--which is to say, not nearly well enough. When his eight-year-old son died suddenly from a fast-moving blood infection, Brady heard the typical platitudes about accepting God's will and knew that quiet acceptance was not the only godly way to grieve.

Sanctuary: Being Christian in the Wake of Trump

Author: 
Heidi Neumark
List Price: 
$24.99
Type: 
Hardcover

“Through the pages of this book, I invite you into various spaces of sanctuary—not as places of retreat, but for the deepened resistance, vision, and transformation that these days, and the gospel, require.”

Rest in the Storm: Self-Care Strategies for Clergy and Other Caregivers

Author: 
Kirk Byron Jones
List Price: 
$14.00
Type: 
Paperback

Are You Overdosing on Overcommitment? Even the most committed and competent ministers suffer enormous physical, mental, and spiritual strain. Too many remain in denial about the severity of pastoral stress, even as they are deteriorating emotionally and physically. Drawing from biblical, theological, and sociological sources as well as personal experience, author Kirk Jones discusses the fundamental importance of self-care for clergy and other professionals engaged in helping people.

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