Pathways to Hope
Books that help you heal, grow, and discover.
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.
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, Christian 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. Licensed professional counselor and ordained minister Kate Meyer walks you through the grieving process, and encourages grievers and shows them how to find hope.
A Story of Faith, Identity, and Authenticity
Cynthia Vacca Davis
Intersexion is a harrowing, hopeful exploration of the cost of coming out—as a sexual minority, ally, or asker of difficult questions—and what it means to come into one’s own. It’s a book for anyone craving a more authentic life, a book about intersections we find ourselves in by no choice of our own.
Bring It Home
The Adventure of Finding Yourself after Being Lost in Religion
Bring It Home offers engaging, funny, and touching stories of rediscovering yourself after being lost in too much religion, helping you better see the original blueprint of your own life. You were created for a real and meaningful life and a deep connection to the divine. Digging up what has been buried can be the most thrilling adventure.
Help, I'm Dealing with Trauma
Real Talk, Real Encouragement, and Real Healing
Lemuel R.T. Blackett
What does trauma look like, how does it show up 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 that have shaped him, and reminds you how resiliency, faith, getting help, and believing in yourself are the simple things that will see you through.
Questions for a God I Hope Exists
From a place of doubting and questioning faith 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 our hesitant hopes and welcomes us to admit doubt, invite joy, and grapple with mystery.
Lost Faith and Wandering Souls
A Psychology of Disillusionment, Mourning, and the Return of Hope
Lost Faith and Wandering Souls acknowledges the religious identity crisis of our time and the full power of the psychological journey. By looking beneath the surface at deeper, lifelong dynamics, it shows a way to mourn our losses individually and socially so we can move to a healthier spirituality.
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 these 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.
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