Cancer. Stroke. Alzheimer’s. These are just three in the list of too many diagnoses that cause the lives of the patient and their caregivers to tilt in the unexpected storm.

This put me in a role in which I don’t think I really have ever excelled at. I’m the big strong daddy, the strong and determined husband. I’m the intellectual, the rational, the factual person. I’m the one who thrives on logic and reasonable, predictable progression. Emotions need to be subject to the mind. Me? Give compassionate, loving, gentle care to someone dealing with a serious illness? Don’t make me laugh.

And yet, that is where I found myself. My choice was reduced, then, to not whether I’ll be a caregiver, but more what kind of caregiver I’ll be.

Robert Martin

The Beatitudes from Christ’s Sermon on the Mount are more than beautiful, even puzzling words. They can be your anchor when the waves roll and the winds howl.

The Cosmic Dance

The Cosmic Dance

You might think that a book about quantum physics, chaos and complexity theory, non-equilibrium dynamics, relativity theory, and God would be as difficult as it is boring. If so, this book will prove you wrong! By combining quirky illustrations with zany conversations with friends, Dr. Gregory Boyd makes learning about these things as easy as it is entertaining.

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Spark: Igniting your God-given Creativity

Spark: Igniting your God-given Creativity

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Rediscover the joys of being created in God's image, and nurture your own creative spirit! Spark: Igniting Your God-Given Creativity thoughtfully takes you deep into the Bible and unpacks stories of God's creative Spirit at work.

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Trouble I’ve Seen: Changing the Way the Church Views Racism

Trouble I’ve Seen: Changing the Way the Church Views Racism

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What if racial reconciliation doesn't look like what you expected? The high-profile killings of young black men and women by white police officers, and the protests and violence that ensued, have convinced many white Christians to reexamine their intuitions when it comes to race and justice.

In this provocative book, theologian and blogger Drew G. I. Hart places police brutality, mass incarceration, antiblack stereotypes, poverty, and everyday acts of racism within the larger framework of white supremacy. Leading readers toward Jesus, Hart offers concrete practices for churches that seek solidarity with the oppressed and are committed to racial justice.

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Spirituality with Clothes On

Spirituality with Clothes On

There is no such thing as a naked spirituality. Our spirituality is always shaped by the clothes of our experience. The quest of Spirituality with Clothes On is to acknowledge that we do wear clothes; and, by examining them, we begin to understand ourselves and accept others who are wearing different outfits. We are what we wear: we cannot separate ourselves from our gender, personality, developmental stage, family, historical background, culture, or the difficult experiences of our lives. We need to acknowledge all these things, reflect on them—and sometimes even embrace them—in order to truly become ourselves.

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A Wolf at the Gate

A Wolf at the Gate

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The Blood Wolf prowls near the village of Stonebriar at night. She devours chickens and goats and cows and cats. Some say children are missing. But this murderous wolf isn't the villain of our story; she's the hero! The Blood Wolf hates humankind for destroying the forest, but an encounter with a beggar teaches her a better way to confront injustice. How will she react when those she loves are threatened?

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The Good War That Wasn’t – and Why It Matters

The Good War That Wasn’t – and Why It Matters

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A war is always a moral event. However, the most destructive war in human history has not received much moral scrutiny. The Good War That Wasn’t—And Why It Mattersexamines the moral legacy of this war, especially for the United States.

Drawing on the just war tradition and on moral values expressed in widely circulated statements of purpose for the war, the book asks: How did American participation in the war fit with just cause and just conduct criteria?

Subsequently the book considers the impact of the war on American foreign policy in the years that followed. How did American actions cohere (or not) with the stated purposes for the war, especially self-determination for the peoples of the world and disarmament?

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Secrets of Long Marriage: The Six “C’s” of Marriage

Secrets of Long Marriage: The Six “C’s” of Marriage

A 20-page booklet with a compilation of six Another Way newspaper columns on marriage: insights, personal stories and tips from experts and every day persons. Includes chapters on Compromise, Communication, Care, Commitment, Court, and Can Do

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Whatever Happened to Dinner?

Whatever Happened to Dinner?

Part cookbook, part reflection on the changing role of dinner in our culture and part celebration of family and community—that’s what you’ll find in Whatever Happened to Dinner? by Melodie M. Davis. It’s a book that invites people to eat together, even as it acknowledges the challenges of living in a culture that often pulls us apart.

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The Spacious Heart: Room for Spiritual Awakening

The Spacious Heart: Room for Spiritual Awakening

Why do people, even Christians, sometimes feel empty, estranged, cynical?

Usually with good reason. Many of us are weary of pat answers that the church and religion have offered. We sense there’s more.

We ponder, how can we be fiercely honest with ourselves and our deepest soul questions without losing our personal faith? How can we know God more fully now and satisfy this holy longing that we experience? What does it mean to be a true servant walking closely with an immortal God?

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The Caregiver’s Beatitudes

The Caregiver’s Beatitudes

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Cancer. Stroke. Alzheimer’s. These are just three in the list of too many diagnoses that cause the lives of the patient and their caregivers to tilt in the unexpected storm.

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