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  • Outlove: A Queer Christian Survival Story

    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.

    9781506464046

    $24.99

  • Love Makes Room: And Other Things I Learned When My Daughter Came Out

    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.

    9781506468631

    $18.99

  • United States of Grace: A Memoir of Homelessness, Addiction, Incarceration, and Hope

    United States of Grace: A Memoir of Homelessness, Addiction, Incarceration, and Hope

    Lenny Duncan, who inspired and challenged audiences with his breakout first book, Dear Church, now brings us his story about growing up Black and queer in the US, examining pressing issues like poverty, mass incarceration, white supremacy, and LGBTQ inclusion through an intimate portrayal of his life's struggles and joys. United States of Grace is a love story about America, making the claim that God is present with us in the most difficult of circumstances.

    9781506464060

    $22.99

  • The Sandbox Revolution: Raising Kids for a Just World

    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.

    9781506466446

    $17.99

  • Jesus for Farmers and Fishers: Justice for All Those Marginalized by Our Food System

    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.

    9781506465067

    $26.99

  • #ChurchToo: How Purity Culture Upholds Abuse and How to Find Healing

    #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.

    9781506464817

    $16.99

  • First and Only: A Black Woman's Guide to Thriving at Work and in Life

    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.

    9781506466842

    $22.99

  • Welcoming and Affirming: A Guide to Supporting and Working with LGBTQ+ Christian Youth

    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.

    9781506464985

    $18.99

  • Subversive: Christ, Culture, and the Shocking Dorothy L. Sayers

    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.

    9781506462752

    $24.99

  • Dear Church: A Love Letter from a Black Preacher to the Whitest Denomination in the US

    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.

    9781506452562

    $16.99

  • Giving Up Whiteness: One Man's Journey

    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.

    9781506464022

    $24.99

  • Outside the Lines: How Embracing Queerness Will Transform Your Faith

    Outside the Lines: How Embracing Queerness Will Transform Your Faith

    God's love for us breaks every boundary. So should our love for each other. Mihee Kim-Kort is a wife, a mom, and a Presbyterian minister....

    9781506408965

    $16.99

  • Crisis in the Village: Restoring Hope in African American Communities

    Crisis in the Village: Restoring Hope in African American Communities

    Robert M. Franklin provides first-person advice and insight as he identifies the crises resident within three anchor institutions that have played key roles in...

    9780800638870

    $16.00

  • Christians and a Land Called Holy: How We Can Foster Justice, Peace and Hope

    Christians and a Land Called Holy: How We Can Foster Justice, Peace and Hope

    Fair-minded and sympathetic to Jewish, Muslim, and Christian concerns, Lutz and Smith provide a clear account of the Israeli-Palestinian situation and a...

    9780800637842

    $12.80

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  • I Am a Palestinian Christian: God and Politics in the Holy Land: A Personal Testimony

    I Am a Palestinian Christian: God and Politics in the Holy Land: A Personal Testimony

    Mitri Raheb explores the recent history of the Palestinian Christians, and the complex meeting of the world's three major monotheistic religions. Clearly and...

    9780800626631

    $23.00

  • Parable of the Brown Girl: The Sacred Lives of Girls of Color

    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.

    9781506455686

    $18.99

  • Faith in Action: A Handbook for Activists, Advocates, and Allies

    Faith in Action: A Handbook for Activists, Advocates, and Allies

    You want to make the world better. This book can help. Faith in Action offers quick dives into a range of topics, from racial justice...

    9781506432564

    $12.99

  • Just Faith: Reclaiming Progressive Christianity

    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.

    9781506462523

    $26.99

  • 30-Day Journey with Martin Luther King Jr.

    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.

    9781506452258

    $16.99

  • Love Big: The Power of Revolutionary Relationships to Heal the World

    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...

    9781506433738

    $21.99

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