• Every Step a Prayer  

    Every Step a Prayer

    It’s common knowledge that walking benefits your physical health. But have you considered that walking is good for your soul?

    Thomas Hawkins provides a new look at the way we walk together as the people of God in worship, in mission projects, and for social justice. He invites you to experience walking not only as an activity you do for health, leisure, or transportation but as a way to grow closer to God.

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  • Beyond LonelinessThe Gift of God's FriendshipTrevor Hudson  

    Beyond Loneliness

    Loneliness touches everyone, old or young, rich or poor. It can be one of the most painful experiences of life.

    You may be surprised to learn that God actually longs to be friends with you. In Beyond Loneliness, Hudson guides you to discover how to build or deepen your friendship with God. Each chapter includes friendship exercises and reflection questions, making this book a perfect resource for individual or small-group study.

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  • UR1375 One Day I Wrote Back (UR Marketing - LBruner)  

    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.

     

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  • UR1379 How to Pray  

    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

     

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  • Scrambled Starts: Family Prayers for Morning, Bedtime, and Everything In-Between  

    “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

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  • Passing It On  

    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

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  • UR1366 Voices of Aging  

    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.

     

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  • A Widow's Prayer: Finding God's Grace in the Days Ahead  

    Encouraging devotions that will help grieving women find strength, comfort, and healing

    Drawing from scripture, a wide range of literature, and her own experience, Nell Noonan has created a wonderful collection of devotions
    that are sure to be a comfort to those in the midst of grief.
    —Rev. Carol Gregg
    Pastor, The Congregation at Duke University Chapel
    Durham, North Carolina

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  • Another Bead, Another Prayer  

    Another Bead, Another Prayer

    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

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    See the first book in the series, A Bead and a Prayer.

     

     
 
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April 8, 2016

The Woman Who Built a Soulmaking Room

The Soulmaking Room

The Soulmaking Room by Dee Dee Risher

By Dee Dee Risher

This article was originally posted at radicaldiscipleship.net and is used by permission.

The Bible comes to us out of a patriarchal culture. At the same time, I believe firmly that the hand of the Spirit of God shaped what was recorded, however troubling or puzzling; however, these recordings may reflect the dynamics of oppression in this world rather than the creative liberation I feel is core to the reign of God. I hold these two realities in tension.

Because of this conviction, I pay constant attention to the stories of women who do break into scripture. Most of them are, predictably, relegated to the margins. They can appear sidekicks to the “real” stories of the (male) prophets, kings, patriarchs, warriors, and holy men. Yet hidden precisely within these “narratives of the margins” are the rankling questions that upset the power structures and interrogate our assumptions about God. read more