The Prison Angel
Mother Antonia's Journey from Beverly Hills to a Life of Service in a Mexican Jail
Paperback ISBN: 014303717x
Traces the story of Mary Clarke, describing her choice to leave her comfortable home for a spiritual life among drug lords and inmates in one of Mexico's most notorious jails, where she organized the Servants of the Eleventh Hour community of sisters and led numerous criminals through profound spiritual transformations. Reprint. 50,000 first printing.
The Majesty of God in the Old Testament
A Guide for Preaching and Teaching
Paperback ISBN: 080103244x
This new book by a trusted Old Testament scholar directs the student and pastor to an aspect of biblical truth often lacking in contemporary preaching and teaching: God's unsurpassed majesty and greatness. Kaiser suggests that a key way to recapture this important doctrine in the pulpit is through the preaching of the Old Testament--itself an oft-neglected or mishandled discipline. By expositing ten great Old Testament passages that are rife with evidence of God's majesty, he shows how today's preacher might address this deficiency. He also shows how such exercises as word studies and historical/archaeological studies can be used to help pastors make the Old Testament relevant to their congregations.
America's Original Sin
Racism, White Privilege, and the Bridge to a New America
Hardcover ISBN: 1587433427
Bestselling author and leading Christian activist Jim Wallis shows how Christians can work together to overcome the destructive and pervasive nature of racism in American society.
This Odd and Wondrous Calling
The Public and Private Lives of Two Ministers
Paperback ISBN: 0802864759
When it comes to ministry, there are plenty of books about how to do this work better ? everything from church growth to fundraising to managing conflict to the latest small group technique. There are books about what is difficult in ministry and the toll it can take. There are books about the ministry from those who have left it behind. This Odd and Wondrous Calling offers something different: a book both honest about the challenges of the vocation and reflective of its joy from two people still pastoring. / Anecdotal and extremely readable, this book covers a diversity of subjects revealing the incredible variety of a pastor?s day. The chapters move from comedy to pathos, story to theology, scripture to contemporary culture. This Odd and Wondrous Calling is both serious and fun and ideal for any who are either considering the ministry or want a better understanding of their own minister?s life. / ?Some pastors write about how they grew their churches,? says Martin B. Copenhaver. ?Perhaps we are writing about how our churches have grown us.?
To Know As We Are Known
Education As a Spiritual Journey
Paperback ISBN: 0060664517
This primer on authentic education explores how mind and heart can work together in the learning process. Moving beyond the bankruptcy of our current model of education, Parker Palmer finds the soul of education through a lifelong cultivation of the wisdom each of us possesses and can share to benefit others.