The Sandbox Revolution: Raising Kids for a Just World
It is a complex time to be a parent. Our climate is in crisis, economic inequality is deepening, and violence is escalating. How can parents cultivate in their children a love of the earth, a cry for justice, and a commitment to nonviolence? Written by parents who are also writers, teachers, organizers, artists, gardeners, and activists, The Sandbox Revolution offers a diversity of voices and experiences to guide us on a journey of justice-focused parenting.
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.
Hunger and Happiness: Feeding the Hungry, Nourishing Our Souls
Read Fortress Press's interview with Shannon Jung, only on fortressforum.com ! In a world where there is so much food, why are so many people hungry? Amidst...
Welcoming and Affirming: A Guide to Supporting and Working with LGBTQ+ Christian Youth
A handbook for pastors, youth workers, church leaders, educators, and other adults in Christian settings, this guide provides answers to the most pressing questions about sexuality, gender, mental health, safe sex, and more. You'll walk away with a lot of insight, prepared to love, affirm, and accept the LGBTQ+ teens in your community the way God does--exactly as they are.
A companion book to Queerfully and Wonderfully Made: A Guide for LGBTQ+ Christian Teens.
Outlove: A Queer Christian Survival Story
In Outlove, Julie Rodgers details her deeply personal journey from a life of self-denial in the name of faith to her role in leading the take-down of Exodus International, the largest ex-gay organization in the world, to her marriage to a woman at the Washington National Cathedral. Rodgers's story sheds light on the debate between Evangelical Christians and the LGBTQ community, ultimately casting a hopeful vision for how the church can heal.
Jesus for Farmers and Fishers: Justice for All Those Marginalized by Our Food System
Food producers in America are in the midst of one of the most severe farm crises of the last half-century. Yet we are largely unaware of the plight of those whose hands and hearts toil to sustain us. In Jesus for Farmers and Fishers, Gary Nabhan offers a fresh look at the parables of Jesus to bring us into a heart of compassion for those in the food economy hit by this crisis.
#ChurchToo: How Purity Culture Upholds Abuse and How to Find Healing
Sexual abuse is utterly rampant in Christian churches in America. And the reasons are somewhat different than those you might find in the #MeToo stories coming out of Hollywood or Washington. #ChurchToo turns over the rocks of the church's sexual dysfunction, revealing just what makes sexualized violence in religious contexts both ubiquitous and uniquely traumatizing, and lays the groundwork for survivors of abuse to live full, free, healthy lives.
Giving Up Whiteness: One Man's Journey
Jeff James thought he was one of the good white guys. But when he asked an African American friend how he could help fight racism, he had to think again. "Simple," she shot back, "get rid of whiteness." In Giving Up Whiteness, James examines what it means to be white in twenty-first-century America. Ultimately, James writes, well-meaning white people have a lot of work to do, and it's past time to get started.
Just Faith: Reclaiming Progressive Christianity
In Just Faith, activist and writer Guthrie Graves-Fitzsimmons explains how a strong religious left has accompanied every major progressive advance in our society, and he resurrects the long but forgotten history of progressive Christianity in the United States. This book is a rallying cry for a bold progressive Christianity that unapologetically fights for its values to impact the biggest political battles of our time--from immigration and economic fairness to LGBTQ+ and abortion rights.
Parable of the Brown Girl: The Sacred Lives of Girls of Color
The stories of girls of color are often overlooked and ignored rather than valued and heard. Instead of relegating these young women to the margins, minister and youth advocate Khristi Lauren Adams brings their stories front and center where they belong. Thought-provoking and inspirational, Parable of the Brown Girl is a powerful example of how God uses the narratives we most often ignore to teach us the most important lessons in life.
Dear Church: A Love Letter from a Black Preacher to the Whitest Denomination in the US
Lenny Duncan is an unlikely pastor. Formerly incarcerated, he is now a black preacher in the whitest denomination in the United States: the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America. Shifting demographics and shrinking congregations make the headlines, but Duncan connects the church's lack of diversity to its lack of vitality. Part manifesto, part confession, and all love letter, Dear Church offers a bold new vision for the future of the church.
Love Makes Room: And Other Things I Learned When My Daughter Came Out
When Christian singer and speaker Staci Frenes learned her teenage daughter was gay, she found her dreams for the future--along with her lifelong faith--collapsing around her. Coming to terms with a new reality offered an invitation to make room for many things: the inevitability of uncertainty, hope in the midst of loss, awkward and tough conversations, an expanding faith, and a greater understanding of how people are more the same than different.
First and Only: A Black Woman's Guide to Thriving at Work and in Life
A map for finding on-the-job success, challenging systemic racism, and seeking inner healing through the power of faith, First and Only is a guidebook for every Black woman who has had to work twice as hard to be perceived as half as skilled. Trainer and activist Jennifer R. Farmer skillfully blends helpful tips with stories from psychologists, activists, and organizational experts, equipping Black women to lead others and heal past wounds.
Subversive: Christ, Culture, and the Shocking Dorothy L. Sayers
Known for her bestselling detective novels, Dorothy L. Sayers lived a fascinating, groundbreaking life as a novelist, feminist, Oxford scholar, and important influence on the spiritual life of C.S. Lewis. Subversive shows how Sayers ignites new ways to think about Christianity, shocking people into seeing the truth of ancient doctrine; inspiring believers to evaluate how and why their language perpetuates divisive certitude rather than the hopeful faith; and showing us all a better way forward.
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.
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.
30-Day Journey with Dorothy Day
Through brief daily readings and reflections, the 30-Day Journey series invites readers to be inspired and transformed. Remembered for her radical activism and dedicated life of service, Dorothy Day embodied the power of truly loving your neighbor. Whether you already admire Day or are encountering her for the first time, this journey provides the perfect way to engage the thought of one of the twentieth century's most extraordinary women.
30-Day Journey with Martin Luther King Jr.
Through brief daily readings and reflections, the 30-Day Journey series invites readers to be inspired and transformed. Martin Luther King Jr. led a country from division, racism, and hate toward unity and equality. Whether you are familiar with MLK's writings or are encountering them for the first time, this journey provides the perfect way to engage the thought of this hero of the civil rights movement.
Love Big: The Power of Revolutionary Relationships to Heal the World
Love has the power to transform us In the words of Mother Teresa, "We have forgotten that we belong to each other." This lapse in...
30-Day Journey with Dietrich Bonhoeffer
Enrich each day with wisdom from our greatest spiritual thinkers.
Through brief daily readings and reflections, the 30-Day Journey series invites readers to be inspired and transformed.
Known for his courageous resistance against Hitler, Dietrich Bonhoeffer's now-classic writings provide a powerful example of spiritual conviction. Whether you are familiar with Bonhoeffer or are encountering him for the first time, this journey provides the perfect way to engage with the thought of a pivotal Christian figure.
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