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Do you struggle to relate to the Bible?
In One Day I Wrote Back, Herring leads you to talk back to those scripture passages you don’t understand. Ask questions, explore your life, plead, praise, and ponder.
Timeless Wisdom on Prayer
In this expanded and updated version of evangelist E. Stanley Jones’s best seller, you will find:
- • What prayer really is
- • How to create an environment for prayer
- • 9 steps of prayer
- • 11 prayers E. Stanley Jones prayed
- • A brief biography of Jones
- • Tips for keeping a spiritual journal
“A treasure trove of personal stories, fresh ideas, good theology in everyday language, and prayers for all occasions. I am so inspired by Jenny’s desire to grow praying kids who believe with all their hearts that God hears and answers.”
—Andi Ashworth, author of Real Love for Real Life: The Art and Work of Caring
Editor-in-chief of the Art House America blog
A valuable resource to help parents and grandparents nurture children’s faith
“Whatever your family looks like, Passing It On makes room for you to foster and record your shared wisdom intergenerationally. As a practical theologian, I thank Oliver for this invitation into practicing the formation that is already happening with more engagement, encouragement, and delight.”
—Melinda McGarrah Sharp, PhD
Author of Misunderstanding Stories: Toward a Postcolonial Pastoral Theology
In this collection of 20 heartfelt meditations, Missy Buchanan provides compassionate insight into two generations — adult children and their aging parents — as they struggle with the fears and frustrations of aging.
Do you love someone who’s an addict? Here’s help.
“Alyssa Phillips’s devotional use of scripture, combined with immersion in 12-step recovery, bridges a significant gap for Christians seeking to draw strength from both dimensions of God’s loving activity. She writes authentically and openly of the experience that besets addicts and their families, balanced by the strength and hope found in the Gospels and practiced in recovery.”
—The Rev. Stuart H. Hoke, Th.D.
Adjunct Professor of Pastoral Theology
General Theological Seminary, New York City
Another Bead, Another Prayer is the second in Vincent’s series for Protestants about prayer beads and their role in spiritual formation and religious devotion. Even the complete novice will find here not only the prayers appointed to each set of beads but also, and blessedly, easy-to-follow, deeply pastoral guidance into both the practice and the prayers. —Phyllis Tickle
See the first book in the series, A Bead and a Prayer.
“O Lord, my heart is not lifted up,
my eyes are not raised too high;
I do not occupy myself with things
too great and too marvelous for me.”
—Psalm 131:1, NRSV
There is a grievous sin of which ministers, theologians, and other Christian leaders are often guilty. We sometimes have a subtly pretentious or superior manner, thinking our business loftier than the vocations of those around us. Such a mindset is not only condemned by God, but it also shows our own foolishness.
Christians, particularly those in any sort of leadership, cannot afford to lose touch with reality. Knowing this, might there be a spiritual discipline to keep the Christian leader humble and service-oriented?
This summer I interned with Upper Room Ministries, a nonprofit Christian organization that offers resources and programs to help people deepen their relationship with God. Its most well-known publication is The Upper Room daily devotional guide, a bimonthly magazine that is distributed in 100 countries and 35 languages.
As part of my work as an intern, I brailled 350 letters to our blind subscribers on a manual Braille typewriter. This was a laborious process because the intense pounding can take a toll on the hands. I soon discovered I had overestimated my own skills as a Braille transcriber, both in speed and accuracy. It also became clear how quickly I grew tired in body and mind. Important as those letters are, more important is how they came to be.
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