Guides for Topic: Spirituality and Church Life

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Grounded Forty Day Devotional Guide

by Diana Butler Bass

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A 40-day devotional guide for Lent or any season of spiritual growth, with scriptures, prayers, and reflections.

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Healing Spiritual Wounds

by Carol Howard Merritt

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A guide to finding spiritual healing after experiencing a hurtful church, with practical exercises for finding spiritual joy and reconciliation.

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Charity Detox

by Robert D. Lupton

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The veteran urban activist and author of the revolutionary Toxic Charity returns with a headline-making book that offers proven, results-oriented ideas for transforming our system of giving.

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Christianity for the Rest of Us

by Diana Butler Bass

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For decades the accepted wisdom has been that America’s mainline Protestant churches are in decline, eclipsed by evangelical mega-churches. Church and religion expert Diana Butler Bass’s extensive, three-year study on this subject reveals the opposite—that many of the churches are flourishing, and they are doing so without resorting to mimicking the mega-church, evangelical style.

 

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How God Became King

by N.T. Wright

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New Testament scholar N.T. Wright reveals how we have been misreading the Gospels for centuries, powerfully restoring the lost central story of the Scripture: that the coronation of God through the acts of Jesus was the climax of human history.

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Jesus: A Pilgrimage

by James Martin

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Combining the fascinating insights of historical Jesus studies with profound spiritual insights about the Christ of faith, Father Martin recreates the world of first-century Galilee and Judea to usher you into Jesus’s life and times and show readers how Jesus speaks to us today.

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Secrets in the Dark

by Frederick Buechner

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Buechner’s words, both written and spoken, have the power to revolutionize and revitalize belief and faith. He reveals the presence of God in the midst of daily life. He faces and embraces difficult questions and doubt as essential components of our lives, rather than as enemies that destroy us.

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Spiritual Formation

by Henri Nouwen

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Spiritual Formation reveals Nouwen’s sage advice on how to live out the five classical stages of spiritual development.

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Spiritual Direction

by Henri J. M. Nouwen

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In this compilation of Henri J. M. Nouwen’s mostly unpublished writings on spiritual formation through spiritual direction, the author guides us through the life of faith and its three key components: the heart, the book, and the church.

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Learning to Walk in the Dark

by Barbara Brown Taylor

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From the New York Times bestselling author of An Altar in the World, Barbara Brown Taylor’s Learning to Walk in the Dark provides a way to find spirituality in those times when we don’t have all the answers.

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The Bible Tells Me So

by Peter Enns

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The controversial Bible scholar and author of The Evolution of Adam, Peter Enns, recounts his transformative spiritual journey in which he discovered a new, more honest way to love and appreciate God’s Word.

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Mother Teresa: An Authorized Biography

by Kathryn Spink

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Mother Teresa consistently claimed that she was simply responding to Christ’s boundless love for her and for all of humanity, bringing to the world a great lessonin joyful and selfless love. This book is a glimpse into her extraordinary faith,work, and life.

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Making All Things News

by Henri J. M. Nouwen

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Making All Things New is an eloquent and simple explanation of the spiritual life from Henri J.M. Nouwen, author of Letters to Marc About Jesus andA Letter of Consolation and one of the best-loved spiritual writers of the twentieth century.

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A Nun on the Bus

by Sister Simone Campbell

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In the summer of 2012, Sister Simone Campbell and a group of fellow Roman Catholic nuns toured parts of the country to rally support against Congressman Paul Ryan’s budget, a plan that cut vital social programs for the hurting poor and the struggling middle class. Prayer groups turned into rallies, and small town meetings became national media events. In A Nun on the Bus, powerful, inspiring stories from the Nuns on the Bus tour and from Sister Simone’s own life offer readers a fresh vision for a lived spirituality that is at the heart of today’s progressive Christian movements working for change.

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The Sacred Journey

by Frederick Buechner

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Frederick Buechner’s memoir reflects on key moments of his early life, from childhood to his entering seminary, that reveal how God speaks to us in a variety of ways every moment of every day.

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The Living Reminder

by Henri J. M. Nouwen

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In this rich and deceptively simple book, beloved writer Henri Nouwen speaks–from the heart and from his own experience–of the joys and challenges of religious service. He shows how ministry cannot be separated from spirituality and reveals how anyone involved in religiously motivated service can act as a healing, sustaining, and guiding reminder of Jesus.

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Now and Then

by Frederick Buechner

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In Now and Then, Frederick Buechner gives spiritual and autobiographical reflections on his seminary days, early ministry, and writing career.

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Something Beautiful for God

by Malcolm Muggeridge

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In celebration of Mother Teresa’s beatification in October of 2003, HarperOne is proud to present a new edition of the classic work that introduced Mother Teresa to the Western world. Something Beautiful for God interprets her life through her conversations with Malcolm Muggeridge, the quintessential worldly skeptic who experienced a remarkable conversion to Christianity because of her exemplary influence.

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Jesus, the Greatest Therapist Who Ever Lived

by Mark W. Baker

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Over one hundred years of modern psychology and we still haven’t improved on the principles and lessons taught by the greatest doctor of the human soul—Jesus. In this accessible and eye-opening book, international bestselling author Dr. Mark Baker offers a refreshing and practical understanding of how the teachings of Jesus are not only compatible with the science of psychology, but still speak to our problems and struggles today.

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God Is Red

by Liao Yiwu

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In God is Red, Chinese dissident journalist and poet Liao Yiwu—once lauded, later imprisoned, and now celebrated author of For a Song and a Hundred Songs andThe Corpse Walker—profiles the extraordinary lives of dozens of Chinese Christians, providing a rare glimpse into the underground world of belief that is taking hold within the officially atheistic state of Communist China.

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Belief: Readings on the Reason for Faith

by Francis S. Collins

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From Dr. Francis Collins, New York Times bestselling author of The Language of God, comes the definitive reader on the rationality of faith.

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A Severe Mercy

by Sheldon Vanauken

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A Severe Mercy is a beloved, profoundly moving account of the author’s marriage, the couple’s search for faith and friendship with C. S. Lewis, and a spiritual strength that sustained Vanauken after his wife’s untimely death.

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A Testament of Devotion

by Thomas R. Kelly

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Since its first publication in 1941, A Testament of Devotion, by the renowned Quaker teacher Thomas Kelly, has been universally embraced as a truly enduring spiritual classic. Plainspoken and deeply inspirational, it gathers together five compelling essays that urge us to center our lives on God’s presence, to find quiet and stillness within modern life, and to discover the deeply satisfying and lasting peace of the inner spiritual journey. A Testament of Devotion is the ideal companion to that highest of all human arts-the lifelong conversation between God and his creatures.

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The Awakened Heart

by Gerald G. May

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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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