Church and Society
Building a Bridge: How the Catholic Church and the LGBT Community Can Enter into a Relationship of Respect, Compassion, and Sensitivity
Building a Bridge
How the Catholic Church and the LGBT Community Can Enter into a Relationship of Respect, Compassion, and Sensitivity
Hardcover      ISBN: 0062694316
The Jesuit priest advocates that Catholic leaders accept and relate to their LGBT church members, encouraging respect, compassion, and sensitivity towards these fellow Catholics, and includes spiritual resources for this community and their friends and families.
The Church: The Evolution of Catholicism
The Church
The Evolution of Catholicism
Paperback      ISBN: 0061245259
A history of the Roman Catholic church's influence and power offers additional insight into how the church views itself and its relationship to the world, in a chronicle that explores such topics as the idea of the pope's infallibility, the celibacy of priests and the barring of women from the priesthood. Reprint. 10,000 first printing.
Families in the New Testament World: Households and House Churches
Families in the New Testament World
Households and House Churches
Paperback      ISBN: 0664255469
The Sunflower: On the Possibilities and Limits of Forgiveness
The Sunflower
On the Possibilities and Limits of Forgiveness
Paperback      ISBN: 0805210601
Robert Coles, the Dalai Lama, Harold S. Kushner, Albert Speer, Bishop Desmond Tutu, and forty-eight others explore the possibility of forgiving evil, in a volume compiled by the world-famous Holocaust survivor and Nazi hunter. Reprint. 20,000 first printing.
The Age of Reason
The Age of Reason
Paperback      ISBN: 0879752734
Thomas Paine, defender of freedom, independence, and rational common sense during America's turbulent revolutionary period, offers insights into religion which ring sharply true more than two centuries later. This unabridged edition of The Age of Reason sets forth Paine's provocative observations on the place of religion in society.

Among the Ruins: The Decline and Fall of the Roman Catholic Church
Among the Ruins
The Decline and Fall of the Roman Catholic Church
Hardcover      ISBN: 1633883035
This critical review of the Roman Catholic Church since the pivotal changes initiated in the 1960s by Vatican II paints a disturbing picture of decline and corruption. Dr. Paul L. Williams, a self-professed Tridentine or traditionalist Catholic, traces the various factors that have caused the Church to suffer cataclysmic losses in all aspects of its life and worship in recent decades. Williams illustrates the decline with telling statistics showing the stark difference between the robust number of clergy members, parishes, schools, and active church-going Catholics in 1965 versus the comparatively paltry number today. The author is highly critical of Popes Paul VI, John Paul II, Benedict XVI, and Francis for steering the church so far away from its traditional teachings and for a lack of oversight that allowed corruption to fester. Symptomatic of this failure of leadership are the recent pedophilia scandals, the ongoing financial corruption, a gay prostitution ring inside the Vatican, and criminal investigations of connections between the Holy See and organized crime. This unflinching critique from a devoted, lifelong Catholic is a wakeup call to all Catholics to restore their church to its former levels of moral leadership and influence.
Amplifying Our Witness: Giving Voice to Adolescents with Developmental Disabilities
Amplifying Our Witness
Giving Voice to Adolescents with Developmental Disabilities
Paperback      ISBN: 0802867219
Nearly twenty percent of adolescents have developmental disabilities, yet far too often they are marginalized within churches. Amplifying Our Witness challenges congregations to adopt a new, practice-centered approach to congregational ministry -- one that includes and amplifies the witness of adolescents with developmental disabilities. Replete with stories taken from Benjamin Conner's own extensive experience with befriending and discipling adolescents with developmental disabilities, Amplifying Our Witness Shows how churches exclude the mentally disabled in various structural and even theological waysStresses the intrinsic value of kids with developmental disabilitiesReconceptualizes evangelism to adolescents with developmental disabilities, emphasizing hospitality and friendship.
The Art of Neighboring: Building Genuine Relationships Right Outside Your Door
The Art of Neighboring
Building Genuine Relationships Right Outside Your Door
Paperback      ISBN: 080101459x
Drawing on the success of their own church campaign, two pastors help readers learn to value, respect and care for the people who live in their own neighborhoods. Original.
The Benedict Option: A Strategy for Christians in a Post-Christian Nation
The Benedict Option
A Strategy for Christians in a Post-Christian Nation
Hardcover      ISBN: 0735213291
Calls on modern Christians to embrace ancient Christian ways of life in the face of the decline of Christianity in the western world, offering the example of St. Benedict of Nursia and his order as a model for all Christians, be they Catholic, Orthodox, or Protestant.
Building a Bridge: How the Catholic Church and the LGBT Community Can Enter into a Relationship of Respect, Compassion, and Sensitivity
Building a Bridge
How the Catholic Church and the LGBT Community Can Enter into a Relationship of Respect, Compassion, and Sensitivity
Paperback      ISBN: 0062837532
In this revised and expanded paperback of his groundbreaking book, Jesuit priest and New York Times bestselling author James Martin makes the surprisingly controversial argument that Catholic leaders should stop seeing the LGBT community as "the other" and instead reach out to them with greater compassion and openness. This new edition includes a new introduction along with forty percent new material, including stories from LGBT Catholics, and responses to the common questions about ministry to LGBT people. Father Martin turns to three virtues from the Catechism of the Catholic Church—"respect, compassion, and sensitivity"—as a model for how both the Catholic leadership and LGBT Catholics can move together on a "two-way bridge" toward reconciliation and love. This revolutionary book also includes spiritual and biblical resources for the LGBT community and their families, friends, and allies. Father Martin offers biblical passages, accompanied by meditations and questions for reflection, to help LGBT people find their place in the church and enter into a deeper relationship with God. Building a Bridge is a compassionate book desperately needed in today’s climate of divisiveness.