Listening for the Power of the Divine Whisper—A Daily Retreat and Devotional
6 x 9, 208 pp
Quiet your heart and listen for the loving whispers of God through this daily Advent retreat experience. Offers compelling reflections on the season's traditional scripture readings and creative ways to let God's word sink deep into your heart and soul, including journaling with mandalas, audio divina and meditative movement.
A New Translation with Commentary—Jesus Spirituality for Everyone
6 x 9, 224 pp
This new translation with commentary strips the Gospels of their theological agendas and reclaims them as a radically new way of imagining human life. It blends scholarship and pastoral guidance in an accurate, accessible translation with profound insights that, free of religious moralism and dogmatism, is beautifully imaginative and inspirational.
Inclusive Christian Prayers for Three Years of Sundays
6 x 9, 400 pp
A collection of congregational prayers that embrace the rhythm of the traditional lectionary while exploring new imagery and inclusive phrasing. With three years' worth of new prayers, this prayerbook will allow you to bridge the gap between contemporary needs and familiar traditions.
Change and Conflict in Your Congregation (Even If You Hate Both)
How to Implement Conscious Choices, Manage Emotions and Build a Thriving Christian Community
6 x 9, 176 pp
A warmhearted guidebook to help your church navigate change and channel conflict into a stronger sense of mission and community. Lay leaders, pastors and church staff will be empowered by creative, practical strategies to establish appropriate congregational behavior, offer nonanxious leadership and foster community discussion and discernment.
12 Christians Who Threatened the Status Quo but Taught Us to Live Like Jesus
6 x 9, 208 pp
Meet fascinating—at times, intimidating—Christian change agents who were unafraid to ask what God would have them do in the face of life's realities. Their words and actions challenged the status quo, and showed Jesus to the Church and to the world.
Reflections and advice on Centering Prayer's possibilities—and its pitfalls—are presented with clarity and simplicity, with a vision of the deeper life of the soul that contemplative prayer can bring about.
Throughout history people of faith have been booted out into the world to bring God's love to everybody, not just a select few. Insightfully explores the meaning of mission in our lives and reminds us of the work Jesus and his disciples set out to do.
Explores our human connections—with each other, with other nations, with the whole of our environment—and the intersections of faith with issues like poverty, climate change, the economy and healthcare.
This comprehensive teaching tool will help you guide students to a deeper understanding of the secular issues of our day that have profoundly religious roots, and our responsibility to take action as individuals and communities of faith.
Essential Writings and Chants of a Christian Mystic— Annotated & Explained
5½ x 8½, 240 pp
Enter the vibrant world of this medieval mystic and open yourself to the music of creation and the living light of God. This unique introduction to one of the most accomplished women in Christian history presents a wide range of Hildegard’s rich and varied writings, grouped by theme, with insightful annotations and historical background.
This Christian mystical poet is beloved for his fresh language and startling metaphors. Underneath this lovely verse lies a searching soul, wrestling with and yearning for God that will speak to people of all faiths who seek a deeper experience of God.
Walking labyrinths is a twenty-first century method of approaching the sacred—and is a spiritual practice more ancient than Stonehenge or the ruins of Troy. A practical and inspiring guide to help you explore.
Restoring the Awe, Wonder, Joy and Resiliency of the Human Spirit
6 x 9, 160 pp
Explores what Jesus may have meant when he said, "Unless you change and become like children, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven." Addresses our modern misperceptions about the nature of maturity and the coping mechanisms of adulthood and encourages us to allow the individual self to emerge through the use of 25 spiritual practices.
A Call to Spiritual Action for Such a Time as This
6 x 9, 208 pp, Includes Discussion Guide
Inspires and challenges us to live life fully—not carefully or cautiously, but wholly engaged with the world and with the messiness of humanity—and dares us to claim our freedom to care, to risk and to step out into the unknown and live as people of hope.
A life of quiet, work and prayer, monasticism has been a part of the Christian spiritual tradition for over 1,700 years, and remains very much alive today. This book offers you a personal encounter with daily life inside the Trappist Abbey of Gethsemani, Kentucky, as you might encounter it on a one-week retreat, and includes a guide to the monastic places in North America that receive visitors, as well as a detailed glossary. Whether you're simply curious about what's behind the mystery, or interested in experiencing it first-hand, this is the ideal handbook.
Discover Henri Nouwen’s authentic, spacious spirituality of being deeply beloved in this insightful distillation of his vast literary legacy. Scholar and spiritual director Wil Hernandez offers an elegant synthesis of Nouwen’s main themes, inspiring us to embrace the power and vulnerability of mere spirituality.
A Western Monk's Extraordinary Spiritual Journey on Eastern Holy Ground
6 x 9, 352 pp, 10+ b/w line drawings
Listen in as the first Western monk to live on Mt. Athos wrestles with historical differences between Christianity's East and West, learns the Orthodox practice of "the prayer of the heart," and explores a monastic republic like no other place on earth.
Leaders from across the spectrum of the emerging directions of feminist Christianity speak about theological visions, liturgical and ministerial challenges and scriptural insights as a starting point for building new models of religious life and worship.
A Daybook of Saints, Sages, Psalms and Prayer Practices
6 x 9, 448 pp
Helpful guidance for anyone hungry for a richer prayer life. This prayer book for every day of the year will help you move closer to God one day at a time by reading the Psalms and practicing prayer in ways you may not have imagined before. Features both ancient and modern sages from inside and outside the Christian tradition.
Integrates spirituality, practice, spiritual formation, psychology, world religions and historical resources. Examines how pilgrimages evolved as spiritual practices and the relationship between pilgrimage and transformation.
Internationally respected spiritual leader and author John Philip Newell challenges us to explore the major features of a new beginning for Christianity. Speaking directly to the heart of all Christians—as well as to the faithful and seekers of other traditions—he invites us to be part of a new holy birth of sacred living.
A Spiritual Practice for Finding God in the Moment
6 x 9, 144 pp
Accessible, humorous and meaningful, these words and practices will lead you further along your path toward discovering a deeper awareness of yourself and your relationship to all that is around you—and within you.
Meet the pioneers driving foundational Christian theological change—and restoring sacred value to women and girls—in pursuit of just and equal faith communities. Illustrates how bringing divine feminine imagery and language back into church has positive effects for the community beyond the sanctuary.
Christian Clergywomen Share Their Hard Days, Holy Moments and the Healing Power of Humor
6 x 9, 240 pp
Be informed and inspired, delighted and supported, encouraged and entertained by stories and prayers on the work of the Church—from the unique perspective of clergywomen from around the United States, Canada and the United Kingdom.