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  • Thinking About Faith in God: How Belief Makes Science Possible

    Thinking About Faith in God: How Belief Makes Science Possible

    For many decades, militant atheism and religious dogmatism have fed off each other. Each intellectual argument and rhetorical flourish acts as encouragement and cause for further passion in the other.   

    9781506400679

    $14.00

  • Waging Peace: One Soldier's Story of Putting Love First

    Waging Peace: One Soldier's Story of Putting Love First

    Diana Oestreich served 407 days as a combat medic in Iraq. But when she was commanded to run over an Iraqi child to keep her battle buddies safe, she became a peacemaker instead. This beautiful and gut-wrenching memoir exposes the false divide between loving our country and living out our faith's call to love our enemies. By showing that us-versus-them is a false choice, this book will inspire us all to choose love over fear.

    9781506463704

    $24.99

  • Seculosity: How Career, Parenting, Technology, Food, Politics, and Romance Became Our New Religion and What to Do about It (New and Revised)

    Seculosity: How Career, Parenting, Technology, Food, Politics, and Romance Became Our New Religion and What to Do about It (New and Revised)

    New updated and expanded paperback reveals the universal yearning writer David Zahl identifies, not to be happy or respected so much as enough--what religions call "righteous." Today, we look to various passions--from eating to parenting to voting--for the meaning once provided on Sunday morning. Seculosity takes a thoughtful yet entertaining tour of American "performancism." Ultimately, Zahl brings us to a fresh appreciation for the grace of God in all its countercultural wonder.

    9781506467641

    $17.99

  • Van Gogh's Second Gift: A Spiritual Path to Deeper Creativity

    Van Gogh's Second Gift: A Spiritual Path to Deeper Creativity

    Cliff Edwards, a well-known Vincent van Gogh author and scholar, explores Van Gogh's second gift--the surprising written works of Van Gogh in letters written to his brother, fellow artists, and friends. A perfect book for creatives and those who want to understand more about one of the world's most beloved artists, the genius creator of works like Starry Night.

    9781506462356

    $19.99

  • The Poet and the Fly: Art, Nature, God, Mortality, and Other Elusive Mysteries

    The Poet and the Fly: Art, Nature, God, Mortality, and Other Elusive Mysteries

    In this revelatory book, Robert Hudson considers seven poets, each of whom wrote a provocative poem about a fly. Considering Emily Dickinson, William Blake, and several other poets, The Poet and the Fly brings together the poetry, the flies, and the poets' own lives to explore the imaginative, and often prophetic, insights that come from the startling combination of poetry and flies, the extraordinary and the ordinary.

    9781506457284

    $24.99

  • Sex, God, and Rock 'n' Roll: Catastrophes, Epiphanies, and Sacred Anarchies

    Sex, God, and Rock 'n' Roll: Catastrophes, Epiphanies, and Sacred Anarchies

    In Sex, God, and Rock 'n' Roll, Barry Taylor weaves together the threads of his life--from life on the road with a world-famous rock band, to theologian, priest, teacher, and a theist-non-theist-post-theist. Taylor reflects on several of the most significant moments in his life to show just how poignantly the sacred moves in all of our lives.

    9781506409061

    $18.99

  • Hemingway and Ho Chi Minh in Paris: The Art of Resistance

    Hemingway and Ho Chi Minh in Paris: The Art of Resistance

    Two of the twentieth century's most fascinating figures, grappling with a world in which Western culture and their respective governments were failing them, came to Paris at the same time in the 1920s. Hemingway and Ho Chi Minh in Paris tells the untold, engrossing story of these two young men and their journey into the heart of resistance in 1920s Paris.

    9781506455709

    $28.99

  • Keys to Bonhoeffer's Haus: Exploring the World and Wisdom of Dietrich Bonhoeffer

    Keys to Bonhoeffer's Haus: Exploring the World and Wisdom of Dietrich Bonhoeffer

    In Keys to Bonhoeffer's Haus, Laura M. Fabrycky takes readers on a tour of Dietrich Bonhoeffer's home, city, and world. Under her expert guidance, we experience his story in new ways and are led to think beyond him into our own lives and civic responsibilities. Ultimately, her transformative tour of Bonhoeffer's Berlin inspires us to discover and embrace what befriending Bonhoeffer means for how we live as citizens of the world today.

    9781506455914

    $25.99

  • Longing for an Absent God: Faith and Doubt in Great American Fiction

    Longing for an Absent God: Faith and Doubt in Great American Fiction

    Longing for an Absent God unveils the powerful role of faith and doubt in the American literary tradition. Nick Ripatrazone explores how prominent American writers--including Flannery O'Connor, Don DeLillo, Toni Morrison, Cormac McCarthy, Thomas Pynchon, and Louise Erdrich--diverge into two major strands of Catholic writers--practicing and cultural--but when taken together form a rich and unique literary canon immersed in the full spectrum of doubt and faith in contemporary America.

    9781506451954

    $27.99

  • You Can Change: Stories from Angola Prison and the Psychology of Personal Transformation

    You Can Change: Stories from Angola Prison and the Psychology of Personal Transformation

    Can people make positive changes in their lives that really last? To answer this question, Dr. Mark W. Baker wound up interviewing inmates in the largest maximum-security prison in the United States, located in Angola, Louisiana. Baker uses stories from inside Angola, along with his decades of experience as a clinical psychologist, to show all of us how to change our lives for the better--no matter who we are or what we've done.

    9781506455648

    $18.99

  • Trains, Jesus, and Murder: The Gospel according to Johnny Cash

    Trains, Jesus, and Murder: The Gospel according to Johnny Cash

    In Trains, Jesus, and Murder, Beck explores the theology of Johnny Cash by investigating a dozen of Cash's songs. In reflecting on Cash's lyrics, and the passion with which he sang them, we gain a deeper understanding of the enduring faith of the Man in Black.

    9781506433769

    $18.99

  • Religion in The Handmaid's Tale: A Brief Guide

    Religion in The Handmaid's Tale: A Brief Guide

    From the significance of names to twisted uses of religion to the origins of the Ceremony, Religion​ in The Handmaid's Tale answers all the questions you might have about religion in Atwood's prophetic novel. For anyone who's ever googled a biblical precedent or religious phrase after encountering Atwood's dystopia, this essential guide explains it all and gives readers a fascinating look into the novel and its world. Read it and understand The Handmaid's Tale like never before.

    9781506456300

    $12.99

  • Red State Christians: Understanding the Voters Who Elected Donald Trump

    Red State Christians: Understanding the Voters Who Elected Donald Trump

    Donald Trump won more Evangelical Christian votes than any candidate in history on his way to winning the 2016 US presidential election. Veteran journalist Angela Denker set out to uncover why, traveling the United States for a year, meeting the people who support Trump, and listening to their rationale. A must-read for those hoping to truly understand how Donald Trump became president.

    9781506449081

    $26.99

  • Seculosity: How Career, Parenting, Technology, Food, Politics, and Romance Became Our New Religion and What to Do About It

    Seculosity: How Career, Parenting, Technology, Food, Politics, and Romance Became Our New Religion and What to Do About It

    We have a universal yearning, writes David Zahl, not to be happy or respected so much as enough--what religions call "righteous." Today, we look to all sorts of everyday activities--from eating and parenting to dating and voting--for the meaning once provided on Sunday morning. Seculosity takes a thoughtful yet entertaining tour of American "performancism." Ultimately, Zahl brings us to a fresh appreciation for the grace of God in all its countercultural wonder.

    9781506449432

    $26.99

  • Presumed Guilty: Why We Shouldn't Ask Muslims to Condemn Terrorism

    Presumed Guilty: Why We Shouldn't Ask Muslims to Condemn Terrorism

    All of us should condemn terrorism–whether the perpetrators are Muslim extremists, white supremacists, Marxist revolutionaries, or our own government. But it's time for us to...

    9781506420592

    $16.99

  • Keeping Faith in Congress: Why Persistence, Compassion, and Teamwork Will Save Our Democracy

    Keeping Faith in Congress: Why Persistence, Compassion, and Teamwork Will Save Our Democracy

    In 1996, Walter Capps won a seat in US House of Representatives. Less than a year later, he suffered a massive heart attack at Dulles...

    9781506433745

    $22.99

  • The Last Blues Preacher: Reverend Clay Evans, Black Lives, and the Faith that Woke the Nation

    The Last Blues Preacher: Reverend Clay Evans, Black Lives, and the Faith that Woke the Nation

    One of America’s most famous gospel singers, civil rights heroes, and the godfather of Chicago’s black preachers, Reverend Clay Evans inspired a city and a nation to see, hear, and witness the dignity and value of black lives. Zach Mills’s lively and powerful biography, The Last Blues Preacher, brings the life and work of Reverend Evans into our time and examines how current national conversations on race, religion, politics, and popular culture can and should inform contemporary activism.

    9781506428178

    $26.99

  • Rising: The Amazing Story of Christianity's Resurrection in the Global South

    Rising: The Amazing Story of Christianity's Resurrection in the Global South

    Pundits regularly declare that Christianity is dying?its golden age of influence is long gone in Western Europe, and similar trends are happening in North America. But while it slowly dies in the West, Christianity has been coming to life in Asia, Africa, and Latin America. Now immigrants, refugees, and missionaries from the Global South bring their vibrant faith to our shores. They are bringing the gospel back to us in new and surprising ways. Christianity is rising, you just have to look around. 

    9781506421827

    $16.99

  • A House United: How the Church Can Save the World

    A House United: How the Church Can Save the World

    By entering the culture wars, churchgoers in the United States have ushered the Left and the Right to even greater extremes. Allen Hilton believes that religion isn?t inherently divisive, and he suggests a new role for Christianity. Jesus prayed that his disciples might all be one, and this book imagines a proper answer to that prayer in the context of American polarization. Hilton promotes a Christianity that brings people together with their differences, creating a house united that will help our nation come back together.

    9781506401911

    $16.99

  • Stranger God: Meeting Jesus in Disguise

    Stranger God: Meeting Jesus in Disguise

    When Richard Beck first led a Bible study at a maximum security prison, he went to meet God. His own faith was flagging, but Beck still believed the promise of Matthew 25, that when we visit the prisoner, we visit Jesus. With his signature combination of biblical reflection, theological reasoning, and psychological insight, Beck shows how God always meets us in the marginalized and the refugee. God comes to us in the poor, the crippled, the smelly. 

    9781506433752

    $18.99

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