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Release date: 
April 6, 2020

Between the Sea and the Sky is an inquiry into the religious world of a traditional fishing community on the Southwest coast of India. It explores the vital role religious and spiritual beliefs play in sustaining people in such a precarious, even deadly occupation. Using the concept of 'lived religion,' Mathew explores the theological, religious, and spiritual contours of this remarkable community, and draws from them broader insights into the nature of belief.

Release date: 
March 31, 2020

Beloved across the centuries, Jane Austen is widely celebrated for her novels depicting life and romance in eighteenth-century England and the engrossing characters that fill their pages. Whether you read Pride and Prejudice every year or are encountering Austen's wit and wisdom for the first time, this journey provides the perfect way to engage the thought of one of the most popular novelists ever to pick up a pen.

Release date: 
March 24, 2020

In Keys to Bonhoeffer's Haus, Laura M. Fabrycky takes readers on a tour of Dietrich Bonhoeffer's home, city, and world. Under her expert guidance, we experience his story in new ways and are led to think beyond him into our own lives and civic responsibilities. Ultimately, her transformative tour of Bonhoeffer's Berlin inspires us to discover and embrace what befriending Bonhoeffer means for how we live as citizens of the world today.

Release date: 
March 3, 2020

Touched, by Shanell T. Smith, makes visible the often silenced or ignored narratives of survivors of sexual violence. It tells the author's story of her personal traumatic experience with sexual violence by a church leader and focuses on the responses that she received from people in the church (clergy and lay folk) once she "sounded the alarm."Touched helps readers learn how to respond to those who seek refuge and care.

Release date: 
March 3, 2020

Longing for an Absent God unveils the powerful role of faith and doubt in the American literary tradition. Nick Ripatrazone explores how prominent American writers--including Flannery O'Connor, Don DeLillo, Toni Morrison, Cormac McCarthy, Thomas Pynchon, and Louise Erdrich--diverge into two major strands of Catholic writers--practicing and cultural--but when taken together form a rich and unique literary canon immersed in the full spectrum of doubt and faith in contemporary America.

Irene Kraegel (Author)
Release date: 
February 18, 2020

The Mindful Christian provides readers with an overview of mindfulness practice through the lens of faith, showing how the ancient healing practice of mindfulness can help them live more joyfully and wholeheartedly. This book teaches principles of mindfulness as well as easy-to-do practices, leaving readers more compassionate, joyful, content, and at peace with themselves--and with God.

Release date: 
February 11, 2020

The ordinary moments of life can be sacred, if we simply take a moment to notice. From gifted poet and empathetic pastor Meta Herrick Carlson, Ordinary Blessings is a collection of prayers, poems, and meditations offering a brief respite from the hectic, harried pace of our days. Pause, take a deep breath, and open these pages to find that you've been standing on holy ground all along.

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