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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.”

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.

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