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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.

From Widows to Warriors: Women's Stories from the Old Testament

Author: 
Lynn Japinga
List Price: 
$18.00
Type: 
Paperback

For too long the women of the Bible have been depicted in one-dimensional terms. On one side are saints, such as Mary, while on the other are "bad girls," such as Eve and Jezebel. Just as often, the female characters of the Bible are simply ignored. However, the women of the Bible are complex, multidimensional individuals whose lives are inspiring, funny, and tragic in ways too many of us never hear.

Priorities - Exploring Justice: The Ten Commandments, Vol. 1 (Audio)

Author: 
Anne Robertson
List Price: 
$19.95
Type: 
Audio Edition

No other gods. No graven images. Don't take God's name in vain. Those are the commandments that focus this first volume of our series for small group study: Exploring Justice: The Ten Commandments.

Caste: The Origins of Our Discontents

Author: 
Isabel Wilkerson
List Price: 
$32.00
Type: 
Hardcover

“As we go about our daily lives, caste is the wordless usher in a darkened theater, flashlight cast down in the aisles, guiding us to our assigned seats for a performance. The hierarchy of caste is not about feelings or morality. It is about power—which groups have it and which do not.”

Conflagration: How the Transcendentalists Sparked the American Struggle for Racial, Gender, and Social Justice

Author: 
John Buehrens
List Price: 
$32.00
Type: 
Hardcover

A dramatic retelling of the story of the Transcendentalists, revealing them not as isolated authors but as a community of social activists who shaped progressive American values.

A Very Big Problem

Author: 
Amy-Jill Levine, Sandy Eisenberg Sasso, Annie Bowler
List Price: 
$18.00
Type: 
Hardcover

In the beginning, God's garden is beautiful and peaceful, but it doesn't stay that way. Everyone has something to say! Rain brags that it s the most refreshing. Birds boast that they re the most splendid. Earthworms bluster about their busyness. Then Children come along, claiming to be the best of all. And it s only fair that the best is loved most, isn t it?
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Part-Time is Plenty: Thriving Without Full-Time Clergy

Author: 
G. Jeffrey MacDonald
List Price: 
$16.99
Type: 
Paperback

Churches experiencing numerical and financial decline may dread the day when they can no longer afford a full-time pastor. Freeing up funds that would go to a full-time salary sure would help the budget—maybe even enough to turn things around—but is it even possible to run effective ministries with just a half- or quarter-time professional? Journalist and part-time pastor Jeffrey MacDonald says yes—churches can grow more vibrant than ever, tapping into latent energy and undiscovered gifts, revitalizing worship, and engaging in more effective ministry with the community.

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.

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