Between the Listening and the Telling: How Stories Can Save Us
In Between the Listening and the Telling, Mark Yaconelli leads readers into an enchanting meditation on the power of storytelling. Stories can be medicine, helping individuals and communities address the despair of climate change, the trauma of school shootings, and the daily struggle for meaning and hope.
The Wild Land Within: Cultivating Wholeness through Spiritual Practice
Spiritual practices are wildly popular today--and for good reason. But they can lead to distressing encounters with wounds we didn't even know we had. In The Wild Land Within, spiritual companion Lisa Colón DeLay helps us consent to God's healing in wounded places so we are able to fully receive the fruits of our spiritual practices.
Ordinary Blessings: Prayers, Poems, and Meditations for Everyday Life
The ordinary moments of life can be sacred, if we simply take a moment to notice. From gifted poet and empathetic pastor Meta Herrick Carlson, Ordinary Blessings is a collection of prayers, poems, and meditations offering a brief respite from the hectic, harried pace of our days. Pause, take a deep breath, and open these pages to find that you've been standing on holy ground all along.
In Deep Waters: Spiritual Care for Young People in a Climate Crisis
Climate change is creating a spiritual emergency that hits young people harder than any others, observes author Talitha Amadea Aho. In Deep Water guides readers of any generation to develop a communal practice of ecologically informed spiritual care, especially for today's youth.
Youth Ministry as Peace Education: Overcoming Silence, Transforming Violence
Youth Ministry as Peace Education offers clergy, students, and practitioners a new approach to youth ministry--to equip young people to transform violence and oppression as part of their Christian vocation. In this theologically robust and pedagogically innovative and tested resource, Elizabeth W. Corrie shows that youth, like all of us, are meant to work to establish God's shalom--peace, justice, and well-being--on earth as it is in heaven.
A Journey of Sea and Stone: How Holy Places Guide and Renew Us
In A Journey of Sea and Stone, spiritual director Tracy Balzer takes us along as she journeys to the revered Isle of Iona in Scotland. She carries with her key questions of the spiritual life: Where is God? Who am I? What can I offer the world? With Balzer as our guide, and through the storied history of Iona, we see that all sacred spaces can offer us a unique path to God.
Wild Belief: Poets and Prophets in the Wilderness
Wild Belief brings together a diverse and unique set of writers who span literary styles, genres, and time periods--but who are united in their search for spirit in the wild.
Through them we discover the tension between our understanding of the wilderness as both a fearful and a sacred space, which makes it particularly apt for capturing the unknown and surprising elements of belief.
Sacred Balance: Aligning Body and Spirit through Yoga and the Benedictine Way
In Sacred Balance, certified yoga instructor and spirituality blogger Melinda Emily Thomas helps you align body and spirit through two timeless traditions: yoga and the Benedictine Way. Studded with illustrations of basic yoga poses and ideas for wellness, prayers, and meditations, Sacred Balance offers an abundance of wisdom for daily life that guides us toward peace and wholeness.
The Mindful Christian: Cultivating a Life of Intentionality, Openness, and Faith
The Mindful Christian provides readers with an overview of mindfulness practice through the lens of faith, showing how the ancient healing practice of mindfulness can help them live more joyfully and wholeheartedly. This book teaches principles of mindfulness as well as easy-to-do practices, leaving readers more compassionate, joyful, content, and at peace with themselves--and with God.
40-Day Journey with Dietrich Bonhoeffer
The 40-Day Journey with Dietrich Bonhoeffer introduces Dietrich Bonhoeffer, a well- known and courageous German theologian and Lutheran pastor, who during the...
Eternal Heart: The Mystical Path to a Joyful Life
Eternal Heart brings mysticism as near as our beating hearts through a set of profound, practical spiritual exercises aimed at opening the heart. Through this everyday mysticism we begin to experience the center point of spirituality: Love. Carl McColman, author of The Big Book of Christian Mysticism, weaves together teachings from the biblical tradition, literature of the mystics, and insights from contemplative spirituality to reveal how ancient wisdom offers us deep transformation today.
30-Day Journey with Julian of Norwich
Valued since the fourteenth century for her spiritual insight, Julian of Norwich's powerful revelations remind us again and again of the power of divine love and that, with that love, all will be well. Whether you have long sought peace in her compelling words or are discovering her vision for the first time, this journey provides the perfect way to engage the thought of this beloved and wise mystic.
Hunting Magic Eels: Recovering an Enchanted Faith in a Skeptical Age
Five hundred years ago, the world was enchanted with angels and demons--God existed, and the devil was real. Today, we live in a post-Christian world characterized by doubt and skepticism. Richard Beck argues this is not evidence of a crisis of belief but a crisis of attention. Hunting Magic Eels reveals how we can cultivate an enchanted faith in a skeptical age and recover our ability to experience God as a living, vital presence.
In the Shelter: Finding a Home in the World
From master storyteller and host of On Being's Poetry Unbound, Pádraig Ó Tuama, comes an unforgettable spiritual memoir of peace and reconciliation, Celtic spirituality, belonging, and sexual identity. From the heart of a poet comes a profound look at the landscapes we all try to inhabit even as we always search for shelter, a place we can call home.
The Seeker and the Monk: Everyday Conversations with Thomas Merton
In The Seeker and the Monk, Sophfronia Scott mines the extensive, private journals of Thomas Merton, one of the most influential contemplative thinkers of the past, for guidance on how to live in fraught times. Race, ambition, faith, activism, nature, prayer, friendship, love: with intimacy and a refusal to settle for cliché, Scott invites readers into the themes that occupied Merton and that still command our attention today.
In My Grandmother's House: Black Women, Faith, and the Stories We Inherit
A grandmother's theology carries wisdom strong enough for future generations. In the pages of In My Grandmother's House, public theologian Yolanda Pierce builds an everyday womanist theology rooted in liberating scriptures, stories from the Black church, and truths from Black women's lives. The Divine has been showing up at the kitchen tables of Black women for a long time. It's time to get to know that God.
3000 Miles to Jesus: Pilgrimage as a Way of Life for Spiritual Seekers
3,000 Miles to Jesus applies wisdom and insights from the highpoint of spiritual pilgrimage in the Middle Ages to spiritual pilgrims today. Understanding the risks taken and the courage and conviction driving the spiritual pilgrim, Deam offers the bigger picture of a lifelong journey of faith. For those on a quest for the sacred, this book promises to be a guide on the pilgrim path to spiritual transformation--offering rewards that last a lifetime.
Ladder to the Light: An Indigenous Elder's Meditations on Hope and Courage
Native America knows something about cultivating resilience and resisting darkness. Choctaw elder and Episcopal priest Steven Charleston offers words of hard-won hope, rooted in daily conversations with the Spirit and steeped in Indigenous wisdom. For all who yearn for hope, Ladder to the Light is a book of comfort, truth, and challenge in a time of anguish and fear. Night will not last forever. Together we can climb toward the light.
Awakened by Death: Life-Giving Lessons from the Mystics
Taking readers on a journey through history guided by the mystics, Awakened by Death shows us how our psychological and spiritual relationship to death has changed over time, and helps us to reclaim a healthy engagement with our own mortality. Ultimately, readers will gain a deeper understanding of how facing the fear of death, and embracing rather than eschewing its mysteries, can help us live richer, fuller lives.
The Ancient Way: Discoveries on the Path of Celtic Christianity
For years, River Jordan felt a call to travel to the mystical Isle of Iona--the island that gave birth to Celtic Christianity. In The Ancient Way she invites us to join her on this pilgrimage as she explores ancient Celtic Christian practices such as hospitality, imagination, and community. This is a thoughtful guide for cultivating divine connection as we embark on our own wild adventures, chasing the mystery that calls us all.
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