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The Sun Still Rises: Meditations on Faith at Midlife

Author: Leonora Tubbs Tisdale March 21, 2017

At the age of 50, the author of this book, Leonora Tubbs Tisdale, resigned from her job to experience a personal “year of Jubilee,” a sort of extended season of Sabbath, a period of reflection and renewal as Leviticus describes for the ancient Israelite community. Tisdale thinks that midlife is an especially rich time to have such […]

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The Broken Way: a daring path into abundant life

Author: Ann Voskamp January 9, 2017

This book, small group study and DVD by the popular writer Ann Voskamp encourages those who are burdened with grief, disappointment, bitterness or despair to live a new life of abundance in their brokenness.  The first session teaches that Jesus is there with broken people, went to the cross broken-hearted, allowed his body to be broken, […]

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Leading Into The World

Author: Paul Galbreath January 9, 2017

If we as Christians believe that worship is paradigmatic to the Christian life, then it matters a great deal what we say in worship. This book by Dr. Paul Galbreath looks at how worship can help us become better stewards of the earth. In the seven chapters, Galbreath provides a comprehensive discussion of various aspects […]

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Art & Faith: Reclaiming the Artistic Essence of the Church

Author: Jon Bowles August 17, 2016

This resource is a study that brings attention to the relationship between faith and art.  The short (5-8 minute), 6-session DVD segments present selected speakers/artists voicing their own views and questions about how to rekindle and celebrate the importance of the imagination—of “right mystery and beauty”— in the life of faith.  The author Jon Bowles draws on […]

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Saying Yes: Discovering and Responding to God’s Will in Your Life

Author: Albert Haase, OFM May 31, 2016

This six-session book and DVD study published in February 2016 by Paraclete Press approaches discernment as a life-long process. Franciscan priest Albert Haase uses the word “dream” in the place of the word “will” in order to coach participants into thinking in a fresh way about how “God’s dream” might be directing their lives or calling them. […]

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Art & Prayer: The Beauty of Turning to God

Author: Timothy Verdon May 11, 2016

In this beautiful book from Paraclete Press, Monsignor Timothy Verdon, internationally respected art historian, leads the reader to consider the relationship between art and prayer. With gorgeous illustrations of art from around the world, Verdon explores “ sacred images—as they describe the life of faith” (viii) and provides chapters on spaces for prayer, liturgical prayer, lectio […]

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Earth Gospel: A Guide to Prayer for God’s Creation

Author: Sam Hamilton-Poore April 10, 2016

This lovely book by Sam Hamilton-Poore includes prayers and reflections from rich, varied sources (Mother Teresa, Catherine of Siena, Jurgen Moltmann, Wendell Berry, poets, hymns and scripture) about God’s gift of the earth and our responsibilities as stewards of it. It includes four weeks of daily prayers for morning, midday and evening. Use for small […]

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Animate: Practices

Author: Sparkhouse April 2, 2016

Sparkhouse’s Animate DVD study series includes three segments. The newest of them, Animate:Practices addresses such questions as: Why do we pray? Why are sacraments at the center of the church’s biggest controversies? Do we really need the church to worship God? The resource examines and features seven practices that are at the core of the Christian life.  The practices themselves, […]

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Coffee with Calvin

Author: Donald K. McKim February 16, 2016

This book of 84 daily devotions gives readers a chance to study short excerpts from Calvin’s Institutes in the spirit of prayer and reflection. For instance, the first devotion, entitled Scripture: Our Spectacles, begins with Calvin’s words from 1.6.1 of The Institutes where he teaches how the Bible is like a pair of eyeglasses showing us who God […]

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