In an era often marked by both fragmentation in family and culture and a hunger to discover our genetic roots, our family stories--including the difficult, complex ones--can carry great spiritual strength. The desire to trace, interpret, and pass on our family's history is embedded in Scripture from beginning to end--there are nine genealogies found in the book of Genesis alone. When we bring together the various threads of our family stories with Scripture's insights, they can provide the key to decoding our identity and helping us discover our place in family, church, and world. Discover how patterns and gaps in family histories, generational trauma, adoption, genetic clues and surprises, spiritual history, and the church help us translate our own pasts and understand why these stories matter. Each chapter includes questions designed for individual reflection or small group discussion, as well as an appendix of helpful tools readers can use to translate their own pasts and create meaning in order to transform their unique family history into living, faith-filled heritage.
Becoming Sage: Cultivating Meaning, Purpose, and Spirituality in Midlife
The book explores what the unique challenges of midlife can teach us about Jesus and how to think about everything from church, friends, and family, to money, bodies, and meaning. Publisher's Weekly says Sage is "a helpful resource for people in midlife and for churches eager to offer help and understanding to this growing demographic." Releases April 7, 2020. Pre-order today!
Born To Wander: Recovering The Value of our Pilgrim Identity
Born to Wander weaves together personal stories and keen insights on the biblical themes of pilgrimage and exile. Engaging and thoughtful, enhanced with practical suggestions, prayers, and questions, Born to Wander will teach how to trust God even when you don’t understand what’s happening around you and follow Him even when it hurts.
Moments & Days: How Our Holy Celebrations Shape Our Faith
By introducing (and reintroducing) us to the feasts and festivals of the Bible, as well as the special celebrations of the Christian calendar, Moments and Days restores a sacred sense of time throughout our year, enriching our experience of each “holy day” and enlivening our experience of even the most “ordinary time.”
If Only: Letting Go of Regret
Learn to let go of the "woulda, coulda, shoulda" thoughts in life. Discover how Jesus can redeem our regrets for his glory and our good. He can transform our past into wisdom for today and a flourishing, free future. AWARD OF MERIT: Christianity Today's 2015 Book Awards, Christian Living category
Parable Life: Living the stories Jesus told in real time
This book offers us an insightful, creative and Biblically-faithful exploration of ten stories Jesus told in order to describe what it means to follow him, step by step, choice by choice.
Uprooted: Growing a parable life from the inside out
Jesus' stories starring grocery store ingredients like mustard seeds, yeast, wine and figs show us his power to transform us from the inside out.
The Wonder Years: 40 Women Over 40 on Aging, Faith, Beauty, and Strength
Well-known women of faith from 40 to 85 including Lauren Winner, Joni Erickson Tada, Madeline L'Engle, and Kay Warren tackle themes relating to midlife with humor, sass, and spiritual wisdom.
Holy Bible: Mosaic (NLT)
This Bible is about helping us encounter Christ in a deep and authentic way, through insight from every continent and century of the Christian Church. Historical and contemporary art and writings from across the globe offer a depth of Scriptural wisdom and understanding,
Quiet Reflections of Hope: 120 Devotions To Start Your Day
Each reading includes Scripture, a devotion that highlights God's promises, and a prayer of encouragement for the day ahead.
NIV Hope In The Mourning Bible
Complete text of the NIV and daily devotions written for and by those who have experienced the loss of a loved one or who are helping a loved one through extended terminal illness.
Take My Heart, Oh God: Riches from the Greatest Christian Women Writers of All Time
Each one-page, 150-word devotional exposition references a short, insightful quote from a famous woman writer from history or a woman on today's bestseller lists. Each daily reading includes a Bible verse and brief prayer.
Spark Story Bible Psalm Book: Prayers & Poems For Kids
Fifty of the most well-known psalms are rewritten in child-friendly language. Covering topics ranging from overcoming fears and facing bullies to expressing thankfulness and joy, the prayers in the Spark Story Bible Psalm Book help children (ages 5-8) talk to God when they are not sure what to say.