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Bread for the Journey
Bread for the Journey
Paperback      ISBN: 0829804234

A book of resources for contemporary worship services. Written by men and women from various faith communities, these resources emphasize worship as part of an ever-evolving journey toward God. Among the resources included are baptism and communion liturgies, an order for confirmation, a litany for the reception of new members, and a funeral service. Worship suggestions for the various seasons of the Christian year are also provided. While employing inclusive language, the book avoids both slang and overly formal, archaic usages.

Leap Over a Wall
Leap Over a Wall
Paperback      ISBN: 006066522x
Leap Over a Wall is Eugene H. Peterson's vibrant, insightful, and heartfelt exploration of one of the Bible's most controversial figures: King David. Peterson beautifully elucidates the Old Testament's rich depictions of David's failures and victories, recapturing their excitement and immediacy to reveal David himself as a crucially human example of how we relate to God. A vision brought to life by one of the world's most respected and influential theologians, the author of The Pastor, The Jesus Way, Practice Resurrection, and The Message--a bestselling contemporary translation of the Bible--Leap Over a Wall is a unique opportunity to reconnect with David, a man simultaneously admirable, soulful, and dark, and one of the most complex and vital characters of the greatest story ever written.
The Art of Theological Reflection
The Art of Theological Reflection
Paperback      ISBN: 0824514017
Here is a book for the millions of Christians who want to make a vital connection between their faith and their lives. The authors describe theological reflection as "the artful discipline of putting our experience into conversation with the heritage of the Christian tradition." Their practical book provides a way for all of us to experience greater meaning in life and a more tangible sense of God's creative presence.
The Cloister Walk
The Cloister Walk
Paperback      ISBN: 1573225843

A NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER AND NEW YORK TIMES NOTABLE BOOK OF THE YEAR

"Vivid, compelling... An embrace of moral and spiritual contemplation." -The New York Times

"A remarkable piece of writing. If read with humility and attention, Kathleen Norris's book becomes lectio divina, or holy reading." -The Boston Globe

From the iconic author of Amazing Grace: A Vocabulary of Faith, a spiritual journey that brings joy to the meanings of love, grace and faith.

Why would a married woman with a thoroughly Protestant background and often more doubt than faith be drawn to the ancient practice of monasticism, to a community of celibate men whose days are centered on a rigid schedule of prayer, work, and scripture? This is the question that poet Kathleen Norris asks us as, somewhat to her own surprise, she found herself on two extended residencies at St. John's Abbey in Minnesota.

Part record of her time among the Benedictines, part meditation on various aspects of monastic life, The Cloister Walk demonstrates, from the rare perspective of someone who is both an insider and outsider, how immersion in the cloistered world-- its liturgy, its ritual, its sense of community-- can impart meaning to everyday events and deepen our secular lives. In this stirring and lyrical work, the monastery, often considered archaic or otherworldly, becomes immediate, accessible, and relevant to us, no matter what our faith may be.
The Quotidian Mysteries: Laundry, Liturgy and
The Quotidian Mysteries
Laundry, Liturgy and "women's Work"
Paperback      ISBN: 0809138018

The bestselling author of The Cloister Walk reflects on the sanctifying possibilities of everyday work and how God is present in worship and liturgy as well as in ordinary life. Definitely not "for women only."

Safe People: How to Find Relationships That Are Good for You and Avoid Those That Aren't
Safe People
How to Find Relationships That Are Good for You and Avoid Those That Aren't
Paperback      ISBN: 0310210844

Finding safe people provides the foundation for building healthy, lasting relationships. Here's how to identify safe people.

Now and Then: A Memoir of Vocation
Now and Then
A Memoir of Vocation
Paperback      ISBN: 0060611820

These are spiritual and autobiographical reflections on the author's seminary days, early ministry, and writing career.

Radical Grace: Daily Meditations by Richard Rohr
Radical Grace
Daily Meditations by Richard Rohr
Paperback      ISBN: 0867162570

Now in paperback, this collection of 408 meditations follows the Church's liturgical cycle, striking the spirit of each season--Advent, Christmas, Lent, Easter, Pentecost and Ordinary Time.

The Presence of Absence: On Prayers and an Epiphany
The Presence of Absence
On Prayers and an Epiphany
Paperback      ISBN: 0807070939

Named a "Reader's Choice" for 1998 by The Boston Globe

When she was twenty-seven, Doris Grumbach was visited by what she recognized as the presence of God. For a woman with no religious education or faith, the event was as unexpected as it was joyful. It was also never repeated. In The Presence of Absence, Grumbach recollects her quest to recover the sense of God's presence through formal worship, private devotion, and the study of literary accounts of epiphany. Her account is a moving and inspiring journey through "spiritual radiance," faith, and love.
Meditations from Conversations with God, Book 2: A Personal Journal
Meditations from Conversations with God, Book 2
A Personal Journal
Paperback      ISBN: 1571740724

Millions of people have read the Conversations with God series and have wondered how to incorporate the knowledge contained in them into their own lives. If you would like to have your own conversation with God, Meditations from Conversations with God, Book 2 is the ideal place to start. This journal is a great tool for building a new tomorrow, one day--and one person--at a time.