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The Preacher's Bible Handbook

Author: 
O. Wesley Allen, Jr. - editor
List Price: 
$40.00
Type: 
Paperback

When it comes to understanding a passage in the Bible, context is everything. What historical events surround a book’s composition? What larger literary unit is a given passage part of? What central themes explored by the book touch on the verses in question?

When Momma Speaks: The Bible and Motherhood from a Womanist Perspective

Author: 
Stephanie Buckhanon Crowder
List Price: 
$25.00
Type: 
Paperback

Stephanie Buckhanon Crowder provides an engaging womanist reading of mother characters in the Old and New Testaments. After providing a brief history of womanist biblical interpretation, she shows how the stories of several biblical mothers—Hagar, Rizpah, Bathsheba, Mary, the Canaanite woman, and Zebedee's wife—can be powerful sources for critical reflection, identification, and empowerment.

From Judgment to Hope: A Study on the Prophets

Author: 
Walter Brueggemann
List Price: 
$14.00
Type: 
Paperback

While conservative interpreters might believe that prophets were predictors and progressives believe the prophets to be simply social advocates, Walter Brueggemann argues that the prophets were “emancipated imaginers of alternative.” Emancipated from the dominant thinking of their societies, the prophets imagined an alternative reality and invited listeners to join them in their commitment to that new reality.

Written to Be Heard: Recovering the Messages of the Gospels

Author: 
Paul Borgman; Kelly James Clark
List Price: 
$30.00
Type: 
Paperback

The words of the gospels were meant to be heard. While we can still appreciate the construction and grasp some understanding when we read, we miss much of the message because we’re working in the wrong medium. In Written to Be Heard Paul Borgman and Kelly James Clark offer the keys to recovering the radical, relevant messages of each gospel as they were first heard.

Political Theology of the Earth

Author: 
Catherine Keller
List Price: 
$28.00
Type: 
Paperback

Amid melting glaciers, rising waters, and spreading droughts, Earth has ceased to tolerate our pretense of mastery over it. But how can we confront climate change when political crises keep exploding in the present? Noted ecotheologian and feminist philosopher of religion Catherine Keller reads the feedback loop of political and ecological depredation as secularized apocalypse.

Tenacious Solidarity: Biblical Provocations on Race, Religion, Climate, and the Economy

Author: 
Walter Brueggemann
List Price: 
$29.00
Type: 
Paperback

Tenacious Solidarity features essays and new writings from 2014 to 2018. As all of Walter Brueggemann's writing is, the chapters are deeply biblical while also concerned with the identities, practices, and obligations of religious communities in contemporary contexts within the United States.

Lives of Unforgetting: What We Lose in Translation When We Read the Bible

Author: 
Stant Litore
List Price: 
$16.99
Type: 
Paperback

The ancient Greek word for “truth” means unconcealing or unforgetting. Yet today many ideas and stories that were once critical to how early Christians understood, practiced, and defended their faith often remain “hidden in plain sight” in our Bibles. These ideas are concealed from us by the distance between languages, between eras, and between cultures—yet they are so worth unconcealing and unforgetting. In this book, discover:

Crippled Grace: Disability, Virtue Ethics, and the Good Life

Author: 
Shane Clifton
List Price: 
$39.95
Type: 
Paperback

Crippled Grace combines disability studies, Christian theology, philosophy, and psychology to explore what constitutes happiness and how it is achieved. The virtue tradition construes happiness as whole-of-life flourishing earned by practiced habits of virtue.

Climate Church, Climate World: How People of Faith Must Work for Change

Author: 
Jim Antal
List Price: 
$25.00
Type: 
Paperback

Climate Church, Climate World argues that climate change is the greatest moral challenge humanity has ever faced. Hunger, refugees, poverty, inequality, deadly viruses, war—climate change multiplies all forms of global social injustice. Environmental leader Reverend Jim Antal presents a compelling case that it’s time for the church to meet this moral challenge, just as the church addressed previous moral challenges.

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