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A Sassy Memoir about Coming Out of Evangelicalism
As millions exit the church due to its politics and its treatment of LGBTQ+ people, Brandon Flanery brings us Stumbling: A Sassy Memoir about Coming Out of Evangelicalism to give us a glimpse into why he and others are leaving and to bring us the hope he’s found on the other side.
poems on the journey to becoming a heretic
In unbelieve, Marla Taviano—author, single mom, and former very-good-Christian-girl who had all the answers—welcomes you into a space where you can let it all out, let it all go, and start heading in brave new directions. And she’ll be right there beside you on your journey.
Cradled in the Arms of Compassion
A Spiritual Journey from Trauma to Recovery
Frank Rogers Jr., PhD
Cradled in the Arms of Compassion is at once a narrative account of transformation and a spiritual memoir that details the survivor’s journey. It's an extraordinary application of imaginative meditation that readers and practitioners will find utterly fascinating.
Giving Up God
Resurrecting a Spirituality of Love and Wonder
Sarah Henn Hayward
Many of us are taught to believe that our only hope is in a supernatural, all-powerful, Christian God. Yet we wonder, is God really real? If we pursue our questions, what might we find? While the church seems to be shutting out those who have questions, Sarah Henn Hayward shows us how to discover who we are beyond religion and find a new path forward.
Faith Doesn't Erase Grief
Embracing the Experience and Finding Hope
Kate J. Meyer, MDiv, LPC
The grieving process is part of being human, but far too often, grievers are rushed into rejoicing that their loved one is in heaven. It is time for a better way to acknowledge that you can struggle with grief and still love God.
After Evangelicalism Group Study Guide
The Path to a New Christianity
David Gushee, Study Guide written by Steve Watson
As one of America’s leading public scholars on the issues in religion today, David Gushee’s After Evangelicalism shines a light on the path forward. The After Evangelicalism Group Study Guide encourages people to read and reflect together on Christianity after evangelicalism.
Asian American Apostate
Losing Religion and Finding Myself at an Evangelical University
R. Scott Okamoto
R. Scott Okamoto had no idea just what his job as an English teacher at an evangelical Christian college would show him—the bigotry he experienced as an Asian American, the faux intellectualism he fought as a teacher—or how much it would spur him to discover who he was.
Questions for a God I Hope Exists
From a place of vulnerability comes Amen?, a collection of personal prayers and essays for practicing penitents and devoted doubters. With fresh imagery and prose to help you pause, this book encourages us to ask questions, invite joy, and grapple with mystery.
A Story of Faith, Identity, and Authenticity
Cynthia Vacca Davis
Intersexion is a life-giving true story about choosing between social acceptance or health, fear or authenticity—as a sexual minority, ally, or asker of difficult questions. It’s a book for anyone who finds themselves at intersections by no choice of our own.
Help, I'm Dealing with Trauma
Real Talk, Real Encouragement, and Real Healing
Lemuel R.T. Blackett
What does trauma look like in your life, and what do you do about it? In Help, I’m Dealing with Trauma, Lemuel R.T. Blackett reveals uncensored, real-life experiences, and reminds you of the power of resiliency, faith, getting help, and believing in yourself.
Hope in the 2020s
Encouragement for Our Time
How do we find hope in a time such as this? In Hope in the 2020s: Encouragement for Our Time, you’ll discover hope amid hopelessness. Each of the spiritual storytellers, thinkers, and practitioners offer an antidote, an idea, or some action step that moves you forward and helps you discover real hope.
Lost Faith and Wandering Souls
A Psychology of Disillusionment, Mourning, and the Return of Hope
David Morris, PhD
Lost Faith and Wandering Souls acknowledges the identity crisis of our time and the power of the psychological journey. By looking beneath the surface at deeper dynamics, it shows a way to mourn our losses so we can move to a healthier spirituality.
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