Coping with grief and loss, managing stress, overcoming adversity are topics that touch everyone at some point in their life. This kit will connect people to resources that help them heal, grow, and thrive. It will also help faith leaders open the door for continuing conversations about difficult or stigmatized topics, reinforcing the church?s role as a safe, welcoming place where people can seek help and support.
For fifty years Good Grief has helped millions of readers, including NFL players and a former first lady, find comfort and rediscover hope after loss. Now this...
40-Day Journey with Dietrich Bonhoeffer
The 40-Day Journey with Dietrich Bonhoeffer introduces Dietrich Bonhoeffer, a well- known and courageous German theologian and Lutheran pastor, who during the...
40-Day Journey with Martin Luther
Drawing from the vast collection of Luther's sermons and other works, editor Gracia Grindal here selects forty inspiring passages that raise profound truths...
A House United
How the Church Can Save the World
By entering the culture wars, churchgoers in the United States have ushered the Left and the Right to even greater extremes. Allen Hilton believes that religion isn't inherently divisive, and he suggests a new role for Christianity. Jesus prayed that his disciples might all be one, and this book imagines a proper answer to that prayer in the context of American polarization. Hilton promotes a Christianity that brings people together with their differences, creating a house united that will help our nation come back together.
Limping But Blessed
Wrestling with God after the Death of a Child
Jason Jones struggled intensely with his faith after everything he thought about God disintegrated on June 12, 2011, after the accidental death of his three-year-old son, Jacob.
Fat and Faithful
Learning to Love Our Bodies, Our Neighbors, and Ourselves
J. Nicole Morgan grew up fat and loving Jesus. But she was forever burdened by what she saw as her biggest spiritual flaw: her weight. In Fat and Faithful, she shares her journey from body shame to fat acceptance and shows us how to care for the image of God found in every body--including our own. When the world tells us that our bodies are too much, J. Nicole Morgan reminds us that all people--no matter their size or ability--are beloved of God.
Using the NAME IT Model to Heal Relationships
From their years of counseling individuals, couples, and families, George Faller and Heather Wright show how to repair conflict and discover God's movement in our life and relationships.
Using the NAME IT (Notice, Acknowledge, Merge, Embrace, Integrate, and Thank) model, first we connect with our own hearts and stories, then understand the other person's position, and finally merge those two truths (or versions of what is happening), giving birth to a new connection.
Dignity and Grace
Wisdom for Caregivers and Those Living with Dementia
Whether a diagnosis of dementia--for you or for someone you are accompanying--arrives suddenly or gradually, this illness reorganizes a family's entire life. Drawing on her own experience, as well as interviews with eight family and professional caregivers, Janet L. Ramsey helps caregivers and those with impaired memories learn as they listen to each other. She also shows them how the Holy Spirit can awaken their imagination and understanding while they discover how to live with dementia.
Meeting Jesus in Disguise
With his signature combination of biblical reflection, theological reasoning, and psychological insight, Richard Beck shows how God always meets us in the marginalized, the oppressed, and the refugee.
Waiting for Good News
Living with Chronic and Serious Illness
Sally Wilke has lived with and through the serious chronic illness of someone she cared deeply about. And she has provided pastoral care to individuals and families in similar situations. Waiting for Good News captures her hard-won, helpful, and hope-filled wisdom. Wilke also offers tools, tips, ideas, and resources for obtaining or providing additional support.
Love Without Limits
Jesus' Radical Vision for Love with No Exceptions
How can we overthrow hate and heal hurt in today's divided world? According to Jacqueline A. Bussie, by learning to love as God does--without limits or exceptions.
In Love Without Limits, Bussie imparts practical solutions for people who yearn to love across difference. Through poignant memoir, engaging theological reflection, inspiring stories of friendship, creative readings of scripture, and shout-outs to some of love's unsung heroes, Bussie challenges readers to answer God's call to practice a love so vast that it excludes no one.
Surviving the Bible
A Devotional for the Church Year 2019
Using the annual lectionary as his guide, Christian Piatt has put together a devotional that allows us to read through major parts of the Old and New Testaments. Every week has four Scripture readings, glossary terms, deeper thoughts, and a closing prayer.
Start anywhere. Set it down and come back to it. Use it as an in-depth study guide or a daily devotional. There's no "wrong way" to use Surviving the Bible. Engage ancient texts in new ways that make sense, here and now, maybe for the first time.