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Becoming Brave: Finding the Courage to Pursue Racial Justice Now
Becoming Brave: Finding the Courage to Pursue Racial Justice Now
By McNeil, Brenda Salter
Foreword by Brown, Austin
2020-08 - Brazos Press
9781587434471 Check Our Catalog

 

" A] powerful work. . . . Provides a road map for any Christian seeking greater racial justice."--Publishers Weekly

Reconciliation is not true reconciliation without justice Brenda Salter McNeil has come to this conviction as she has led the church in pursuing reconciliation efforts over the past three decades. McNeil calls the church to repair the old …More
 

Emerging Gender Identities: Understanding the Diverse Experiences of Today's Youth
Emerging Gender Identities: Understanding the Diverse Experiences of Today's Youth
By Yarhouse, Mark
Author Sadusky, Julia
2020-08 - Brazos Press
9781587434341 Check Our Catalog

 

"This inviting text provides a useful framework for Christians to use in approaching what can be difficult conversations around gender identity."--Publishers Weekly

This book offers a measured Christian response to the diverse gender identities that are being embraced by an increasing number of adolescents. Mark Yarhouse and Julia Sadusky offer an honest, …More
 

The Buddhist on Death Row: How One Man Found Light in the Darkest Place
The Buddhist on Death Row: How One Man Found Light in the Darkest Place
By Sheff, David
2020-08 - Simon & Schuster
9781982128456 Check Our Catalog

 

The #1 New York Times bestselling author of Beautiful Boy explores the transformation of Jarvis Jay Masters who has become one of America's most inspiring Buddhist practitioners while locked in a cell on death row.

Jarvis Jay Masters's early life was a horror story whose outline we know too well. Born in Long Beach, California, his house was filled with …More
 

White Too Long: The Legacy of White Supremacy in American Christianity
White Too Long: The Legacy of White Supremacy in American Christianity
By Jones, Robert P.
2020-07 - Simon & Schuster
9781982122867 Check Our Catalog

 

Drawing on history, public opinion surveys, and personal experience, Robert P. Jones delivers a provocative examination of the unholy relationship between American Christianity and white supremacy, and issues an urgent call for white Christians to reckon with this legacy for the sake of themselves and the nation.

As the nation grapples with demographic changes and the legacy of …More
 

The King of Confidence: A Tale of Utopian Dreamers, Frontier Schemers, True Believers, False Prophets, and the Murder of an American Monarch
The King of Confidence: A Tale of Utopian Dreamers, Frontier Schemers, True Believers, False Prophets, and the Murder of an American Monarch
By Harvey, Miles
2020-07 - Little Brown and Company
9780316463591 Check Our Catalog

 

The "unputdownable" (Dave Eggers, National Book award finalist) story of the most infamous American con man you've never heard of: James Strang, self-proclaimed divine king of earth, heaven, and an island in Lake Michigan, "perfect for fans of The Devil in the White City" (Kirkus)

A New York Times Book Review Editors' Choice

"A …More
 

Strange Rites: New Religions in a Godless Age
Strange Rites: New Religions in a Godless Age
By Burton, Tara Elizabeth
2020-06 - PublicAffairs
9781541762534 Check Our Catalog

 

A sparklingly strange odyssey through the kaleidoscope of America's new spirituality: the cults, practices, high priests and prophets of our supposedly post-religion age.

Fifty-five years have passed since the cover of Time magazine proclaimed the death of God and while participation in mainstream religion has indeed plummeted, Americans have never been more spiritually …More
 

How Archaeology Confirms the Story of the Bible: 101 Great Discoveries and What They Mean to Us
How Archaeology Confirms the Story of the Bible: 101 Great Discoveries and What They Mean to Us
By Kennedy, Titus M.
2020-06 - Harvest House Publishers
9780736979153 Check Our Catalog

 

"A much-needed resource for those serious about biblical studies."

--Mark M. Yarbrough, president, Dallas Theological Seminary

The Bible has long been dismissed as a book of myths, legends, fairy tales, and propaganda. Yet when we examine the archaeological evidence, its accuracy comes to light.

In Unearthing the Bible, Dr. Titus M. Kennedy presents 101 objects …More
 

The Abundance Mind-Set: Success Starts Here
The Abundance Mind-Set: Success Starts Here
By Osteen, Joel
2020-06 - Faithwords
9781546038696 Check Our Catalog

 

Go beyond the ordinary and break out into the extraordinary life God designed for you through a mentality of abundance with help from #1 New York Times bestselling author and Lakewood Church pastor Joel Osteen

We all have a vision of our lives and ourselves. What does your picture look like? Do you see yourself rising higher, overcoming obstacles, and living an …More
 

This Too Shall Last: Finding Grace When Suffering Lingers
This Too Shall Last: Finding Grace When Suffering Lingers
By Ramsey, K. J.
2020-05 - Zondervan
9780310107255 Check Our Catalog

 

 

This book is not a before-and-after story.

Our culture treats suffering like a problem to fix, a blight to hide, or the sad start of a transformation story. We silently, secretly wither under the pressure of living as though suffering is a predicament we can avoid or annihilate by working hard enough or having enough faith. When your prayers for healing haven't been answered, the …More
 

The Myth of the American Dream: Reflections on Affluence, Autonomy, Safety, and Power
The Myth of the American Dream: Reflections on Affluence, Autonomy, Safety, and Power
By Mayfield, D. L.
2020-05 - IVP
9780830845989 Check Our Catalog

 

★ Publishers Weekly starred review. Affluence, autonomy, safety, and power. These are the central values of the American dream. But are they compatible with Jesus' command to love our neighbor as ourselves? In essays grouped around these four values, D. L. Mayfield asks us to pay attention to the ways they shape our own choices, and the ways those choices affect our …More
 

A Better Life: Slowing Down to Get Ahead
A Better Life: Slowing Down to Get Ahead
By Smith, Rebecca
2020-05 - Zondervan
9780310357575 Check Our Catalog

 

 

The founder of Better Life Bags, Rebecca Smith, teaches us how to take little steps, say yes when God calls, and follow the passion He has given us.

Let love stretch you. As the founder of one of the most popular custom handbag companies in the country, Rebecca Smith knows a thing or two about business. A highly successful entrepreneur in a world where the focus …More
 

For All Who Hunger: Searching for Communion in a Shattered World
For All Who Hunger: Searching for Communion in a Shattered World
By Scott, Emily M. D.
2020-05 - Convergent Books
9780593135570 Check Our Catalog

 

Emily Scott never planned on becoming a pastor. But when she started a church for misfits that met over dinner in Brooklyn, she discovered an unlikely calling--and an antidote to modern loneliness.

"I absolutely devoured this exquisitely written memoir."--Nadia Bolz-Weber, New York Times bestselling author of Shameless

As founding …More
 

Relationship Goals: How to Win at Dating, Marriage, and Sex
Relationship Goals: How to Win at Dating, Marriage, and Sex
By Todd, Michael
2020-04 - Waterbrook Press
9780593192573 Check Our Catalog

 

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER - A candid, inspiring guide to finding lasting love and sustaining a healthy relationship by getting real about your goals--based on the viral, multi-million-view sermon series about dating, marriage, and sex

"No matter where you are and no matter what stage of life you are in, Relationship Goals will be a game changer."--Levi Lusko …More
 

Running Toward Mystery: The Adventure of an Unconventional Life
Running Toward Mystery: The Adventure of an Unconventional Life
By Priyadarshi, Tenzin
Author Houshmand, Zara
2020-04 - Random House
9781984819857 Check Our Catalog

 

A revered Buddhist monk tells the bracing and beautiful story of a singular life compelled to contemplation, sharing lessons about the power of mentorship and an open mind

"A necessary and captivating narrative of spiritual courage and truth seeking far beyond the veil of our contemporary delusions."--Sting

Born in India to a prominent Hindu …More
 

Fear Is Not the Boss of You: How to Get Out of Your Head and Live the Life You Were Made for
Fear Is Not the Boss of You: How to Get Out of Your Head and Live the Life You Were Made for
By Allwood, Jennifer
2020-04 - Zondervan
9780310359067 Check Our Catalog

 

 

YOUR FUTURE AND YOUR DESTINY ARE TOO IMPORTANT. DISCOVER HOW TO GET UNSTUCK AND OVER YOUR FEAR.

This book is for any woman who has ever been overwhelmed with indecision, paralyzed with fear, or just plain stuck. With no-nonsense biblical truth, Fear Is Not the Boss of You is a loving kick in the backside that will catapult you into ACTION. Successful …More
 

The Shift: Surviving and Thriving After Moving from Conservative to Progressive Christianity
The Shift: Surviving and Thriving After Moving from Conservative to Progressive Christianity
By Martin, Colby
2020-04 - Fortress Press
9781506455495 Check Our Catalog

 

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Fierce, Free, and Full of Fire: The Guide to Being Glorious You
Fierce, Free, and Full of Fire: The Guide to Being Glorious You
By Hatmaker, Jen
2020-04 - Thomas Nelson
9780718088149 Check Our Catalog

 

 

No more hiding or people-pleasing up in here, sisters. No more being sidelined in your own life. It is time for us to be brave, to claim our gifts and quirks and emotions. You are set free and set up and set on fire.

NOW you can get busy doing what you were placed on this planet to do. NOW you can be honest, honest, honest about all of it, even the hard stuff, even the …More
 

Human(kind): How Reclaiming Human Worth and Embracing Radical Kindness Will Bring Us Back Together
Human(kind): How Reclaiming Human Worth and Embracing Radical Kindness Will Bring Us Back Together
By Eiland, Ashlee
Foreword by Strickland, Danielle
2020-04 - Waterbrook Press
9780525653431 Check Our Catalog

 

A talented storyteller and peacemaker asks: Can kindness kindle a revolution?

"Ashlee teaches by example how to live with courage and compassion, and I believe her perspective and voice will be deeply meaningful to so many people."--Shauna Niequist

Long before polls, protests, and political issues divided us, we were joined by a humanness that God considered very good. …More
 

Aging: Growing Old in Church
Aging: Growing Old in Church
By Willimon, Will
Editor Byassee, Jason
2020-04 - Baker Academic
9781540960818 Check Our Catalog

 

 Publishers Weekly starred review

Seasoned pastor and church leader Will Willimon excels at creating thought-provoking, accessible books for working pastors and seminarians. In Aging, he takes a theologically rich look at numerous aspects of growing old.

Drawing on Scripture, literature, current research, and his experiences as an …More
 

Becoming Sage: Cultivating Meaning, Purpose, and Spirituality in Midlife
Becoming Sage: Cultivating Meaning, Purpose, and Spirituality in Midlife
By Van Loon, Michelle
2020-04 - Moody Publishers
9780802419446 Check Our Catalog

 

 

Why Do We Act Like There Is An Age Restriction on Spiritual Growth?

For the last several decades, Western churches have focused the bulk of their resources on the early stages of discipleship--children's Sunday school, youth group, college ministry. While these are all important, we have neglected the spiritual growth of those in the second half of life. In fact, an outside …More
 

Uncommon Ground: Living Faithfully in a World of Difference
Uncommon Ground: Living Faithfully in a World of Difference
By Keller, Timothy
Author Inazu, John
2020-04 - Thomas Nelson
9781400219605 Check Our Catalog

 

 

Bestselling author Timothy Keller and legal scholar John Inazu bring together a thrilling range of artists, thinkers, and leaders to provide a guide to faithful living in a pluralistic, fractured world.

How can Christians today interact with those around them in a way that shows respect to those whose beliefs are radically different but that also remains faithful to the …More
 

An Intentional Faith: Aligning Your Life with the Heart of God
An Intentional Faith: Aligning Your Life with the Heart of God
By Jackson, Allen
2020-03 - Thomas Nelson
9781400217250 Check Our Catalog

 

 

Megachurch pastor Allen Jackson invites readers on a 100-day adventure of experiencing God through ten biblical practices that will reignite their faith and transform their lives.

Many Christians experience low points in their faith, times when their spiritual lives have grown cold, stagnant, or routine. They feel frustrated and desperate to reconnect with God. Yet …More
 

Enough about Me: Find Lasting Joy in the Age of Self
Enough about Me: Find Lasting Joy in the Age of Self
By Oshman, Jen
Foreword by Wilkin, Jen
2020-03 - Crossway Books
9781433565991 Check Our Catalog

 

 

"Lord knows that we have more than enough books about ourselves and never enough books about the God that created us. It isn't until we see him that we can then make sense of ourselves. I believe Jen Oshman's book accomplishes that by widening our vision and helping us fall in love with seeing God again."

--Jackie Hill Perry, poet; author; hip-hop artist

Women …More
 

The Knights of Columbus: An Illustrated History
The Knights of Columbus: An Illustrated History
By Walther, Andrew T.
Author Walther, Maureen H.
2020-03 - Square One Publishers
9780757003080 Check Our Catalog

 

For more than 100 years, the Knights of Columbus, with more than 1.7 million members, has embraced people around the world. Through fascinating text and photographs, this book tells the story of an organization that, through war and peace, has remained "the strong right arm of the Church," bringing help and hope to people everywhere. …More
 

Open and Unafraid: The Psalms as a Guide to Life
Open and Unafraid: The Psalms as a Guide to Life
By Taylor, W. David O.
2020-03 - Thomas Nelson
9781400210473 Check Our Catalog

 

 

"A book you will want to read and read again." -- Eugene Peterson

Afterword by Bono.

How can we find a more transparent, resilient, and fearless life of faith?

The book of Psalms has been central to God's people for millennia, across all walks of life and cultural contexts. In reading it, we discover that we are never alone in our joys, …More
 

The Eastern Orthodox Church: A New History
The Eastern Orthodox Church: A New History
By McGuckin, John Anthony
2020-03 - Yale University Press
9780300218763 Check Our Catalog

 

An insider's account of the Eastern Orthodox Church, from its beginning in the era of Jesus and the Apostles to the modern age

In this lively and intimate account of the Eastern Orthodox Church, John McGuckin tackles the question "What is the Church?" His answer is a clear, historically and theologically rooted portrait of what the Church is for Orthodox Christianity and how it differs …More
 

Heaven and Hell: A History of the Afterlife
Heaven and Hell: A History of the Afterlife
By Ehrman, Bart D.
2020-03 - Simon & Schuster
9781501136733 Check Our Catalog

 

A New York Times bestselling historian of early Christianity takes on two of the most gripping questions of human existence: where did the ideas of heaven and hell come from, and why do they endure?

What happens when we die? A recent Pew Research poll showed that 72% of Americans believe in a literal heaven, 58% in a literal hell. Most people who hold these beliefs are Christian …More
 

Mindfulness: A Brief Introduction to Its Buddhist Foundations
Mindfulness: A Brief Introduction to Its Buddhist Foundations
By Shaw, Sarah
2020-03 - Shambhala
9781611807196 Check Our Catalog

 

A quick guide to the history of the world's most popular meditation practice.

From the time of the Buddha to the age of meditation apps, this straightforward introduction gives an entire overview of the use of the term "mindfulness" in Buddhist meditative traditions. Drawing upon years of experience through practicing, researching, and teaching the history of mindfulness, Dr. …More