Spirituality

150: Finding Your Story in the Psalms

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Sung, whispered, shouted, and groaned by Muslims and Jews, Protestants and Catholics, Bob Marley and J. S. Bach, the Psalms express the faith of a thousand generations. People have used psalms to voice their deepest anguish and delight, to comfort others, to express emotions they hardly dare to admit.

In this book Kevin Adams shares stories of unlikely Psalm prayers and an unpredictable God, opening up the honest and earthy world of the Psalms in new and unexpected ways. And he invites us to find our own story within that community of faith.

Reading this book you will find yourself underlining an especially poignant verse here or jotting notes in the margin there, as the psalms come alive through the stories of those who have used and abused them through the centuries.

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9781592555604
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2011-09-22
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Accidental Saints: Finding God in All the Wrong People

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What if that person you've been trying to avoid is your best shot at grace today?

...And what if that's the point?


In Accidental Saints, New York Times best-selling au-thor Nadia Bolz-Weber invites readers into a surprising encounter with what she calls "a religious but not-so-spiritual life." Tattooed, angry and profane, this former standup comic turned pastor stubbornly, sometimes hilariously, resists the God she feels called to serve. But God keeps showing up in the least likely of people--a church-loving agnostic, a drag queen, a felonious Bishop and a gun-toting member of the NRA.

As she lives and worships alongside these "ac-cidental saints," Nadia is swept into first-hand en-counters with grace--a gift that feels to her less like being wrapped in a warm blanket and more like being hit with a blunt instrument. But by this grace, people are trans-formed in ways they couldn't have been on their own.

In a time when many have rightly become dis-illusioned with Christianity, Accidental Saints dem-onstrates what happens when ordinary people share bread and wine, struggle with scripture together, and tell each other the truth about their real lives. This unforgettable account of their faltering steps toward wholeness will ring true for believer and skeptic alike.

Told in Nadia's trademark confessional style, Accidental Saints is the stunning next work from one of today's most important religious voices.

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9781601427564
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2016-09-27
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African American History and Devotions: Readings and Activities for Individuals, Families, and Communities

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Foreword by Sharma D. Lewis

Twenty-eight devotions for individuals, families, or small groups, including a scripture verse, a reflection on the scripture, related activities for each day, and a prayer. This intergenerational devotional is great for use during Black History Month, but can be used at any time.

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9781501849558
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2018-01-02
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After the Locusts: Letters from a Landscape of Faith

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This unique collection of six letters written by Denise Ackermann to family and friends both living and dead is one woman's account of her life, faith, and work as an Anglican theologian during South Africa's apartheid years and afterwards. In the letters, which are intensely personal memoirs as well as review of the theological and political issues that have marked her career as a feminist Christian in a deeply wounded society, Ackermann discusses such issues as identity and difference, her struggles with sexism and racism, the power of naming, the evils of the apartheid years, the scourge of AIDS, and the function of faith in the midst of misery and conflict.
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9780802810199
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2006-06-10
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Ain't Too Proud to Beg: Living through the Lord's Prayer

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Karl Barth's legendary image of preaching with the Bible in one hand and the newspaper in the other now has a matching image for praying. In Ain't Too Proud to Beg Telford Work encourages praying with a social documentary in one hand and the Lord's Prayer in the other. The result is neither a commentary on the Lord's Prayer nor a theology of prayer. Instead it is an exercise book that uses prayer to strengthen our theological muscles.
Work proposes that we take whatever is happening in our world -- a political election or the latest war will do -- and set the Lord's Prayer in the middle of it. Let that prayer shed light on the scene and expose what matters. Then pray it. Then look again and see how the prayer is a response to what matters. These three movements give structure to the book as a whole and to each chapter within it. Prayed this way, the Lord's Prayer is always new and never quite the same.
Ecumenical, evangelical, postmodern, and irenic in tone, Ain't Too Proud to Beg ends not with a neat scholarly wrap-up but with an open-ended -Amen- -- three sparkling, joyful sermons -- a fitting ending to Work's provocative exploration of prayer as a theological process.
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9780802803931
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2007-07-01
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Alive and Loose in the Ordinary: Stories of the Incarnation

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"Except for once, I have never heard the voice of Jesus without some person or place in the creation doing the speaking for him. So I want to witness to the power of the Incarnation alive and aloose in the ordinariness of the world for us and through us and among us. And I offer these little sketches of remembered grace to invite you to notice your own soul's companions and the thin places in your life through which grace, well, springs."

With a light touch and warm voice, and just a hint of a Southern accent, Martha Sterne tells the stories of her encounters with Christ - in the supermarket and the beauty parlor, in the garden, the kitchen, and sometimes even church.

Sterne shares her gift for storytelling, showing readers that the Incarnation is alive and loose everywhere they look, in the listening ears, kind voices, and loving hearts of people they bump into everywhere. Each essay is followed by reflection questions, making this a lovely volume for group study.
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9780819221551
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2006-04-01
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ALL SAINTS

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This praised and best-selling daily reader presents short, comprehensive biographies of 365 saints and spiritual masters from Christianity and other faith traditions, including Mary Magdalene, Therese of Lisieux, Thomas Aquinas, Mother Teresa, Moses, Martin Luther, and Gandhi.
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9780824516796
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1997-09-01
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Aloof: Figuring Out Life with a God Who Hides

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"God, are you there?" is a near universal cry of the human heart.

We have all longed for God to be tangible. Some might sway to worship music, others go on missions, others fast from food. The universal quest is to feel the divine . . . and yet the divine seems aloof, even shy. In this narrative-driven book, Tony Kriz leads the reader on a journey of "orchestrated epiphanies" along the eternal quest to tangibly encounter God, including the unpredictable moments that give us hope, and even more so, the long gaps between those moments that challenge our faith.

Written in an authentic, conversational style, Aloof is easily accessible to those who don't know much about the Bible, yet the message is still theologically informed and culturally relevant. This book will help you process how God acts uniquely towards us, depending upon each stage of life. The chapters include contemporary real-life stories that normalize the experience of an often hidden God, while also aiding the reader to acknowledge the very real moments (rare though they may be) when God has shown up in a tangible way.


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9780849947407
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2015-01-01
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American Prayer Book

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This well-researched anthology looks at American history through the prayers its people have offered over the past two-and-a-half centuries. Prayers are drawn from a wide variety of faiths, including Judaism, Islam, and Christianity.

Sections include:
Prayers for America: for an Election, for the Government, in Times of War or Crisis, for Repentance and Renewal, for Peace, Thanksgivings and Litanies

Prayers for national occasions: Inauguration Day, Presidential birthdays, Martin Luther King, Jr.'s birthday, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Election Day, Thanksgiving Day, and others

Prayers from American history: Prayers said on historic occasions such as Washington's funeral, the American Revolution, the death of George Washington, the slave trade and abolition, the Civil War, the death of Abraham Lincoln, the Industrial Revolution, the Spanish-American War, the First World War, the Second World War, the Clinton impeachment crisis, the 9/11 attack, and more.

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9780819223326
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2008-09-01
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Ancient Paths: Discover Christian Formaiton the Benedictine Way

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This field-tested guidebook presents Benedictine spirituality and monastic spiritual practices as a source of wisdom and practical guidance for Christian formation today.
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9781557257734
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2010-07-01
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Ancient-Future Time: Forming Spirituality through the Christian Year

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Millions of Christians worldwide follow the liturgical Christian calendar in their worship services and in their own personal devotions. The seasons of the Christian year connect believers of diverse backgrounds and offer the sense of unity Jesus desired.

Robert Webber believes that we can get even more out of the Christian calendar. He contends that through its rich theological meanings the Christian year can become a cycle for evangelism and spiritual formation. He offers pastors, church leaders, and those of the "younger evangelical" mind-set practical steps to help achieve this end, including preaching texts and worship themes for Lent, Easter, Pentecost, Advent, and Christmas.

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9780801091759
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2004-10-01
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Athena's Disguises: Mentors in Everyday Life

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In this wise and perceptive book, Susan Ford Wiltshire explores the multitude of ways mentoring occurs in our lives: through serendipitous contacts with friends, family, children, elders, artists, community peacemakers - even chance encounters with strangers. Using inspiring examples of several remarkable women who touched her own life. Wiltshire shows that mentors often are not recognized as such at first, and, in some cases, not until many years after their contributions are made. This book demonstrates how women can adapt to circumstances and fate in pursuing their intellectual and spiritual development.
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9780664221010
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1998-10-01
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Awake in the Spirit: A Personal Handbook on Prayer

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In this practical book the author presents time-tested ways that Christian have cultivated a deep inner relationship with God, including praying with the Scriptures, Centering Prayer, the use of the Rosary, the Stations of the Cross, and the Prayer of the Hours.
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9780824511678
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1992-05-01
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Awakened Heart: Opening Yourself to the Love You Need

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"Integrating the wisdom of ancient mystics and the insights of contemporary thinkers, May examines the spiritual longings that are often hidden and controlled by society's pressures and expectations."-- "Publishers Weekly"
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9780060654733
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1993-04-09
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Barking to the Choir: The Power of Radical Kinship

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In a moving example of unconditional love in dif-ficult times, Gregory Boyle, the Jesuit priest and New York Times bestselling author of Tattoos on the Heart, shares what working with gang members in Los Angeles has taught him about faith, compassion, and the enduring power of kinship.

In his first book, Tattoos on the Heart: The Power of Boundless Compassion, Gregory Boyle introduced us to Homeboy Industries, the largest gang-intervention program in the world. Critics hailed that book as an "astounding literary and spiritual feat" (Publishers Weekly) that is "destined to become a classic of both urban reportage and contemporary spirituality" (Los Angeles Times). Now, after the suc-cessful expansion of Homeboy Industries, Boyle returns with Barking to the Choir to reveal how com-passion is transforming the lives of gang members.

In a nation deeply divided and plagued by poverty and violence, Barking to the Choir offers a snapshot into the challenges and joys of life on the margins. Sergio, arrested at age nine, in a gang by age twelve, and serving time shortly thereafter, now works with the substance-abuse team at Homeboy to help others find sobriety. Jamal, abandoned by his family when he tried to attend school at age seven, gradually finds forgive-ness for his schizophrenic mother. New father Cuco, who never knew his own dad, thinks of a daily adventure on which to take his four-year-old son. These former gang members uplift the soul and reveal how bright life can be when filled with unconditional love and kindness.

This book is guaranteed to shake up our ideas about God and about people with a glimpse at a world defined by more compassion and fewer barriers. Gently and humorously, Barking to the Choir invites us to find kinship with one another and re-convinces us all of our own goodness.

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9781476726168
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2018-09-18
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Be Still and Listen: Experience the Presence of God in Your Life

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The various crises we experience in society and culture today, at their root, reveal a spiritual problem: a profound lack of meaning. The mystical truths revealed in scripture can surely help.

Part One, "Entering the Desert," introduces the reader to principles of awareness, deep listening, and contemplation as essential for "hearing" what Scripture has to say. Part Two details the importance of mystery and struggle in the process of healing from any past or present wounds. And Part Three explores the "undivided heart" that is possible when we come to know God in silence and stillness.

With Be Still it is possible to explore the contemplative dimensions of the Bible, either on your own or in a group setting, as you perhaps never have before.
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9781612618654
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2018-06-12
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Becoming the Answer to Our Prayers: Prayer for Ordinary Radicals

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"Prayer is not so much about convincing God to do what we want God to do as it is about convincing ourselves to do what God wants us to do." --from the Introduction Activists Shane Claiborne and Jonathan Wilson-Hartgrove show how prayer and action must go together. Their exposition of key Bible passages provides concrete examples of how a life of prayer fuels social engagement and the work of justice. Phrases like "give us this day our daily bread" and "forgive us our debts as we forgive our debtors" take on new meaning when applied to feeding the hungry or advocating for international debt relief. If you hope to see God change society, you must be an ordinary radical who prays--and then is ready to become the answer to your own prayers.
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9780830836222
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2008-10-03
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Bede and the Psalter

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0928301598
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Being God's Partner: How to Find the Hidden Link between Spirituality and Your Work

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Exploding our assumptions that work and spirituality are irreconcilable, Salkin explores how spirituality can enhance our 9-to-5 lives. Thought-provoking, practical, and exhilarating, Being God's Partner goes beyond just talking about the subject to give you specific actions to take-right now-to find greater meaning in your work, and see yourself continuing God's work in the world.
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9781879045651
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1997-03-01
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BIRTH OF A CHURCH

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In 1964, Fr. Nangle, a young Franciscan priest from the U.S., was assigned to found a new parish in a middle-class neighbourhood in Lima, Peru. This book tells the inspiring story of his journey with that parish - eleven years that saw the impact of Vatican II and Medellin - and what happened when they made an "option for the poor." Unlike most accounts of liberation theology, set among the poor and marginalized, this story highlights the impact of renewal on a middle-class parish. Ultimately it is a story about new life and conversion; it is an image of a church reborn.
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9781570755606
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2004-09-03
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Blessed Among All Women: Women Saints, Prophets, and Witnesses for Our Time

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Winner of three Catholic Press Awards. The best-selling author of "All Saints" presents this new collection of devotional sketches on history s greatest women. From Joan of Arc to Anne Frank to Mary Magdalene, Ellsberg offers insights into the lives of women that inspire us."
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9780824524395
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2007-04-01
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Blessed Among Us: Day by Day with Saintly Witnesses

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Since the early centuries, Christians have held up the saints as models of living the Gospel of Jesus Christ. While the church officially recognizes a relatively small number of saints, the actual roster is infinitely wider. Blessed Among Us explores this eclectic "cloud of witnesses"--lay and religious, single and married, canonized and not, and even non-Christians whose faith and wisdom may illuminate our path. Brought to life in the evocative storytelling of Robert Ellsberg, they inspire the moral imagination and give witness to the myriad ways of holiness.

In two stories per day for a full calendar year, Ellsberg sketches figures from biblical times to the present age and from all corners of this world--ordinary figures whose extraordinary lives point to the new age in the world to come.

Blessed Among Us is drawn from Ellsberg's acclaimed column of the same name in Give Us This Day, a monthly resource for daily prayer published by Liturgical Press.
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9780814647219
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2016-08-17
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Blowing the Lid Off the God-Box: Opening Up to a Limitless Faith

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What's in your God-box?

Each of us, says author Anne Robertson, builds our own way of understanding God-our "God-box"-- and fills it up with bits of scripture, wisdom, and our experiences of God at work in our lives. It's a perfectly good way to puzzle out what God means to us. Encountering God through our human limitations, we learn something about the meaning of Incarnation. But to say that our experience of God is the only valid one is to put a lid on the box and create an idol.

This book is about examining our God-boxes and bursting them wide open. Blowing the Lid Off the God-Box starts with the ministry of Jesus - who blew the lid off everyone's God-box by constantly challenging his followers with the unexpected. Subsequent chapters examine the God-boxes we create with scripture, worship, and political and social agendas.

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9780819221780
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2005-04-01
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Book of Family Prayer

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The Book of Family Prayer is a wonderful resource in bringing the life of prayer into the daily junctures of family experience. - Richard J. Foster author of The Celebration of Discipline
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9781565632493
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1996-05-01
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Book of Hours

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Written in the tradition of the exquisite prayer books of the medieval period, this modern book of hours offers you a unique devotional experience with beautiful poems for meditation on Christ and the Christian life.
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9780802849076
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2001-08-01
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