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Religion in America

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Release date: 
May 1, 2018

Pundits regularly declare that Christianity is dying—its golden age of influence is long gone in Western Europe, and similar trends are happening in North America. But while it slowly dies in the West, Christianity has been coming to life in Asia, Africa, and Latin America.

Now immigrants, refugees, and missionaries from the Global South bring their vibrant faith to our shores. They are bringing the gospel back to us in new and surprising ways.

Christianity is rising, you just have to look around. 

Allen Hilton (Author)
Release date: 
April 1, 2018

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.

Eric Lund (Editor) Mark Granquist (Editor)
Release date: 
December 1, 2017

This unique collection of excerpts from Lutheran historical and theological documents—many translated here for the first time—presents readers with a full picture of how the ...

Richard Beck (Author)
Release date: 
November 1, 2017

When Richard Beck first led a Bible study at a maximum security prison, he went to meet God. His own faith was flagging, but Beck still believed the promise of Matthew 25, that when we visit the prisoner, we visit Jesus.

With his signature combination of biblical reflection, theological reasoning, and psychological insight, Beck shows how God always meets us in the marginalized and the refugee. God comes to us in the poor, the crippled, the smelly. 

Lori Erickson (Author)
Release date: 
September 1, 2017

Holy Rover is about the transformative power of travel.

If you’ve ever been curious about the ancient spiritual practice of pilgrimage, come along with Lori Erickson as she explores a dozen holy sites around the world.

Travel writer, Episcopal deacon, and author of the Holy Rover blog at Patheos, Erickson is an engaging guide for pilgrims eager to take a spiritual journey.

Both irreverent and devout, Holy Rover describes travels that changed her life—and can change yours, too.

Donna Schaper (Author)
Release date: 
December 1, 2016

Veteran minister and social justice advocate Donna Schaper has become a fan of the pope, and she has written him a series of letters—love letters, of a sort. She agrees with him on the environment, climate change, love of animals, and concern for the poor. But she has a lovers’ quarrel with him on the issues of women’s ordination and LGBT rights. Her letters are intimate and ornery, affirming and challenging. Pastor Donna loves Pope Francis, and she calls us all to join him in loving the world.

Gary Yamasaki (Author)
Release date: 
October 1, 2016

In this volume, Gary Yamasaki develops an innovative approach to biblical narrative, exploring the way stories are treated in filmmaking, and using that as a ...