Featured Books »

Liturgies from Below: Praying with People at the End of the World

Author: 
Cláudio Carvalhaes
List Price: 
$29.99
Type: 
Paperback

It’s been said that prayer is the vocabulary of faith. This book offers a wealth of resources from forgotten places to help us create a new vocabulary for worship and prayer, one that is located amidst the poor and the major issues of violence and destruction around the world today. It is a collection of prayers, songs, rituals, rites of healing, Eucharistic and baptismal prayers, meditations and art from four continents: Asia-Pacific Islands, Africa, Americas, and Europe.

After the Good News: Progressive Faith Beyond Optimism

Author: 
Nancy McDonald Ladd
List Price: 
$16.00
Type: 
Paperback

Progressive faith is at a crossroads. Liberal pulpits ring with grand sermons about the arc that bends toward justice, and about progress “onward and upward forever.” Meanwhile, the people in the pews struggle to attend to the suffering of their souls and the tragic aspects of life. In this engaging polemic, using stories and metaphor, Nancy McDonald Ladd issues a call for change.

God, Improv, and the Art of Living

Author: 
MaryAnne McKibben Dana
List Price: 
$16.99
Type: 
Paperback

The famous improvisational principle of “yes, and . . .” has produced a lot of great comedy. But it also offers an invigorating approach to life in general, and the spiritual life in particular. From Moses to Ruth to Jesus, Scripture is full of people boldly saying “yes, and . . .” as they accept what life throws their way and build upon it.

The Power of Ritual: Turning Everyday Activities into Soulful Practices

Author: 
Casper ter Kuile
List Price: 
$26.99
Type: 
Hardcover

Casper ter Kuile, a Harvard Divinity School fellow and cohost of the popular Harry Potter and the Sacred Text podcast, explores how we can nourish our souls by transforming common, everyday practices—yoga, reading, walking the dog—into sacred rituals that can heal our crisis of social isolation and struggle to find purpose—a message we need more than ever for our spiritual and emotional well-being in the age of COVID-19.

Practicing: Changing Yourself to Change the World

Author: 
Kathy Escobar
List Price: 
$18.00
Type: 
Paperback

From the masses of young people spurning organized religion to faithful followers of Jesus, there is a deep hunger across gender, age, socioeconomics, and denominational backgrounds for practical, tangible ways to live a life of love, mercy, and justice in our divided, fragmented world. But where do we start? It’s easy to feel overwhelmed by the world’s problems, with solutions to violence and poverty and oppression seeming so far out of reach.

Low: An Honest Advent Devotional

Author: 
John Pavlovitz
List Price: 
$5.99
Type: 
Paperback

Amidst the bright lights and wrappings of a sentimentally saturated Christmas season, we tend to forget about the gritty, messy reality of the Advent story as it was experienced 2,000 years ago. In this honest Advent devotional, best-selling progressive Christian author John Pavlovitz reminds us that God came to meet us in the low places of our lives -- and that Jesus continues to come low this Advent season.

Christ in Crisis: Why We Need to Reclaim Jesus

Author: 
Jim Wallis
List Price: 
$25.99
Type: 
Hardcover

Writing in response to our current “constitutional crisis,” New York Times bestselling author and Christian activist Jim Wallis urges America to return to the tenets of Jesus once again as the means to save us from the polarizing bitterness and anger of our tribal nation.

A Child Laughs: Prayers of Justice and Hope

Author: 
Maria Mankin & Maren Tirabassi
List Price: 
$28.00
Type: 
Paperback

A child's laugh should be the butterfly wing, the ripple-maker, for all the world. There are many children crying. We hear them echoing from news media. It is time to pray the change of the world in children's laughter. More than one hundred themes and issues crucial to hope and justice were crowd-sourced to create this collaborative anthology of fifty-two reflections from seventy-seven writers in eleven different countries.

The Line Becomes a River: Dispatches from the Border

Author: 
Francisco Cantú
List Price: 
$17.00
Type: 
Paperback

For Francisco Cantú, the border is in the blood: his mother, a park ranger and daughter of a Mexican immigrant, raised him in the scrublands of the Southwest. Driven to understand the hard realities of the landscape he loves, Cantú joins the Border Patrol. He and his partners learn to track other humans under blistering sun and through frigid nights. They haul in the dead and deliver to detention those they find alive.

LITERACY

UNDERSTANDING

DIALOGUE

Massachusetts Bible Society Logo

Exploring the Bible Logo