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The Way of Gratitude - A New Spirituality for Today

Author: 
Galen Guengerich
List Price: 
$13.99
Type: 
Paperback

Galen Guengerich, the charismatic, brilliant leader of one of the nation’s most prominent Unitarian Universalist congregations, All Souls in New York City, shares with readers his wisdom on how to lead a purposeful and joyful life through the practice of gratitude. When Guengerich was in his midtwenties, he left the Conservative Mennonite Church, the faith of his upbringing. The prospect of venturing out on his own was daunting, but he needed to find the way of life that was right for him.

Defiant: What the Women of Exodus Teach Us about Freedom

Author: 
Kelley Nikondeha
List Price: 
$14.77
Type: 
Paperback

There would be no Moses, no crossing of the Red Sea, no story of breaking the chains of slavery if it weren’t for the women in the Exodus narrative. Women on both sides of the Nile exhibited a subversive strength resisting Pharaoh and leading an entire people to freedom. Defiant explores how the Exodus women summoned their courage, harnessed their intelligence, and gathered their resources to enact justice in many small ways and overturned an empire. Women find themselves in similar circumstances today.

Separated Siblings: An Evangelical Understanding of Jews and Judaism

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

In the minds of many American evangelicals today, Judaism exists in two places: the pages of the Bible and the modern nation of Israel. In Separated Siblings, John Phelan offers to fill in the gaps of this limited understanding with the larger story of Judaism, including its long history and key facets of Jewish thought and practice. Phelan shows that Judaism is anything but monolithic or unchanging.

Eco Bible: An Ecological Commentary on Genesis and Exodus

Author: 
Yonatan Neril & Leo Dee
List Price: 
$14.99
Type: 
Paperback

"What does the Bible say about ecology? As people face huge ecological challenges—including growing hurricanes, floods, forest fires, and plastic pollution—the groundbreaking Eco Bible dives into this question. Drawing on 3,500 years of religious ethics, it shows how the Bible itself and its great scholars embrace care for God's creation as a fundamental and living message. Eco Bible both informs the reader and inspires spiritual commitment and action to protect all of God’s creation.This 'earth Bible' is a great read for those interested in Jewish and Christian social issues.

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
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$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.

The Bible With and Without Jesus: How Jews and Christians Read the Same Stories Differently

Author: 
Amy-Jill Levine, Marc Zvi Brettler
List Price: 
$34.99
Type: 
Hardcover

The editors of The Jewish Annotated New Testament show how and why Jews and Christians read many of the same Biblical texts – including passages from the Pentateuch, the Prophets, and the Psalms – differently. Exploring and explaining these diverse perspectives, they reveal more clearly Scripture’s beauty and power.

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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