Books that help you heal, grow, and discover.
Spirituality, Memoir, Self Help, Wholeness
Giving Up God
Resurrecting a Spirituality of Love and Wonder
Sarah Henn Hayward
So many of us wonder, is God really real? If we pursue our questions, what might we find? While the church seems to be shutting out those with questions, Sarah Henn Hayward shows us how to go beyond handed-down religion and resurrect a spirituality of love and wonder.
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.
poems on reclaiming the pieces of ourselves and creating something new
Marla Taviano sets out on a journey to become whole after faith deconstruction, a journey you too will enjoy in these poems about looking back to move forward, new thoughts on god, our inner lives, embodied living, and books, books, books.
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.
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.
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.
Theologizin’ Bigger by Trey Ferguson Now Available
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