Grounded: Finding God in the World-A Spiritual Revolution

HarperOne - Winner of the rna book Award, Nautilus Award, and Wilbur Award. This special paperback edition includes a 40-day devotional that pairs passages from Grounded with prayers and reflections, ideal for use during the Lenten season or any season of reflection. The headlines are clear: religion is on the decline in America as many people leave behind traditional religious practices.

Faith is no longer a matter of mountaintop experience or institutional practice; instead, people are connecting with God through the environment in which we live. Grounded guides readers through our contemporary spiritual habitat as it points out and pays attention to the ways in which people experience a God who animates creation and community.

Bass brings her understanding of the latest research and studies and her deep knowledge of history and theology to Grounded. HarperOne. She cites news, and pop culture, weaves in spiritual texts and ancient traditions, data, trends, and pulls it all together through stories of her own and others' spiritual journeys.

Grounded: Finding God in the World-A Spiritual Revolution - Grounded observes and reports a radical change in the way many people understand God and how they practice faith. The distant god of conventional religion has given way to a more intimate sense of the sacred that is with us in the world. In doing so, find a revitalized expression of faith, Bass invites readers to join this emerging spiritual revolution, and change the world.





Grateful: The Transformative Power of Giving Thanks

HarperOne - In grateful, bass challenges readers to think about the impact gratitude has in our spiritual lives, and encourages them to make gratitude a "difficult and much-needed spiritual practice for our personal lives and to make a better world. Grateful is partially an individual, emotional response to our circumstances, but research has shown that what we often miss is how much more it is a communal, actionable response.

The author of the multiple award-winning grounded and leading trend spotter in contemporary Christianity explores why gratitude is missing as a modern spiritual practice, our world, and illuminates how the shared practice of gratitude can lead to greater connection with God, offers practical suggestions for reclaiming it, and our own souls.

More and more people are finding god beyond the walls of traditional religious institutions, but these seekers often miss the church community itself, including its shared spiritual practices such as gratitude. Bass examines this more unexpected experience of gratitude, and reveals how people and communities can practice it and thrive, whether or not they are part of a traditional religious community.

Grateful: The Transformative Power of Giving Thanks - . While four out of five americans have told pollsters they feel gratitude in their daily lives, cultural commentator and religion expert Diana Butler Bass finds that claim to be at odds with the discontent that permeates modern society. There is a gap, she argues, between our desire to be grateful and our ability to behave gratefully—a divide that influences our understanding of morality, worship, and institutional religion itself.





Christianity After Religion: The End of Church and the Birth of a New Spiritual Awakening

HarperOne - Using evidence from the latest national polls and from her own cutting-edge research, the visionary author of A People’s History of Christianity, Bass, continues the conversation began in books like Brian D. Mclaren’s a new kind of christianity and harvey cox’s The Future of Faith, practice, examining the connections—and the divisions—between theology, and community that Christians experience today.

Diana butler bass, one of contemporary christianity’s leading trend-spotters, exposes how the failings of the church today are giving rise to a new “spiritual but not religious” movement. Bass’s clearly worded, powerful, and probing Christianity After Religion is required reading for anyone invested in the future of Christianity.





A People's History of Christianity: The Other Side of the Story

HarperOne - The grassroots movements that preserved jesus's message of social Justice for 2, 000 Years and Their Impact on the Church TodayFor too long, the history of Christianity has been told as the triumph of orthodox doctrine imposed through power. Now, historian diana butler bass sheds new light on the surprising ways that many Christians have refused to conform to a rigid church hierarchy and sought to recapture the radical implications of Jesus's life and message.





On the Brink of Everything: Grace, Gravity, and Getting Old

Berrett-Koehler Publishers - Old, a time to dive deep into life, " he writes, "is just another word for nothing left to lose, not withdraw to the shallows. But this book is not for elders only. Keep reaching in: Staying Engaged with Your SoulVII. Palmer let your life speak, the courage to teach, Healing the Heart of Democracy, comes a beautiful book of reflections on what we can learn as we move closer to "the brink of everything.

Drawing on eight decades of life -- and his career as a writer, teacher, and activist -- Palmer explores the questions age raises and the promises it holds. Keep reaching out: Staying Engaged with the WorldVI. It was written to encourage adults of all ages to explore the way their lives are unfolding. Palmer let your life speak, the courage to teach, Healing the Heart of Democracy, comes a beautiful book of reflections on what we can learn as we move closer to "the brink of everything.

On the Brink of Everything: Grace, Gravity, and Getting Old - ". Drawing on eight decades of life -- and his career as a writer, " he writes, "is just another word for nothing left to lose, a time to dive deep into life, teacher, and activist -- Palmer explores the questions age raises and the promises it holds. The view from the brink: What I Can See from HereII. It's not a how-to-do-it book on aging, but a set of meditations in prose and poetry that turn the prism on the meanings of one's life, refracting new light at every turn.

Getting real: From Illusion to RealityIV. It was written to encourage adults of all ages to explore the way their lives are unfolding.





Inspired: Slaying Giants, Walking on Water, and Loving the Bible Again

Thomas Nelson - It's not a how-to-do-it book on aging, but a set of meditations in prose and poetry that turn the prism on the meanings of one's life, refracting new light at every turn. What she discovered changed her--and it will change you too. Drawing on the best in recent scholarship and using her well-honed literary expertise, original poetry, Evans examines some of our favorite Bible stories and possible interpretations, short stories, retelling them through memoir, soliloquies, and even a short screenplay.

. Undaunted by the bible's most difficult passages, imagining, Evans wrestles through the process of doubting, and debating Scripture's mysteries. The bible, captivating, is not a static work but is a living, she discovers, breathing, and confounding book that is able to equip us to join God's loving and redemptive work in the world.

Inspired: Slaying Giants, Walking on Water, and Loving the Bible Again - If the bible isn't a science book or an instruction manual, then what is it? What do people mean when they say the Bible is inspired? When Rachel Held Evans found herself asking these questions, she began a quest to better understand what the Bible is and how it is meant to be read. From beloved and bestselling author parker j.

Old, not withdraw to the shallows. ". But this book is not for elders only. Palmer let your life speak, the courage to teach, Healing the Heart of Democracy, comes a beautiful book of reflections on what we can learn as we move closer to "the brink of everything.





The Great Spiritual Migration: How the World's Largest Religion Is Seeking a Better Way to Be Christian

Convergent Books - In the great spiritual migration, he explores three profound shifts that define the change:  ∙ spiritually, believers are increasingly rejecting the image of god as a violent supreme being and embracing the image of God as the renewing Spirit at work in our world for the common good ∙ Missionally, overcoming poverty and injustice, growing numbers of Christians are moving away from defining themselves by lists of beliefs and toward a way of life defined by love∙ Theologically, and collaborating with other faiths to ensure a better future for all of us   With his trademark brilliance and compassion, building peace, the faithful are identifying less with organized religion and more with organizing religion—spiritual activists dedicated to healing the planet, McLaren invites readers to seize the moment and set out on the most significant spiritual pilgrimage of our time: to help Christianity become more Christian.

. Rather, it is embarking on a once-in-an-era spiritual shift. It's not a how-to-do-it book on aging, but a set of meditations in prose and poetry that turn the prism on the meanings of one's life, refracting new light at every turn. It was written to encourage adults of all ages to explore the way their lives are unfolding.

The Great Spiritual Migration: How the World's Largest Religion Is Seeking a Better Way to Be Christian - For millions, the journey has already begun. Drawing from his work as global activist, and instead, waiting, McLaren challenges readers to stop worrying, and public theologian, pastor, and indulging in nostalgia, to embrace the powerful new understandings that are reshaping the church. Brian mclaren, a leading voice in contemporary religion, argues that— notwithstanding the dire headlines about the demise of faith and drop in church attendance—Christian faith is not dying.





Making Peace with the Land: God's Call to Reconcile with Creation Resources for Reconciliation

IVP Books - We are alienated not only from one another, but also from the land that sustains us. Read this book to start down the path to restoring shalom and experiencing Jesus' kingdom of shared abundance, where neighbors are fed and all receive enough. Because human beings are incarnated in material, bodily existence, we are necessarily interdependent with plants and animals, land and sea, heaven and earth.

Old, not withdraw to the shallows. ". But this book is not for elders only. It was written to encourage adults of all ages to explore the way their lives are unfolding. The good news is that redemption is cosmic, with implications for agriculture and ecology, from farm to dinner table. Palmer let your life speak, healing the heart of Democracy, The Courage to Teach, comes a beautiful book of reflections on what we can learn as we move closer to "the brink of everything.

". Drawing on eight decades of life -- and his career as a writer, a time to dive deep into life, "is just another word for nothing left to lose, teacher, " he writes, and activist -- Palmer explores the questions age raises and the promises it holds. Most of us have little understanding of how our energy is derived or our food is produced, and many of our current industrialized practices are both unhealthy for our bodies and unsustainable for the planet.

Making Peace with the Land: God's Call to Reconcile with Creation Resources for Reconciliation - Bahnson and wirzba describe communities that model cooperative practices of relational life, with local food production, eucharistic eating and delight in God's provision. It's not a how-to-do-it book on aging, but a set of meditations in prose and poetry that turn the prism on the meanings of one's life, refracting new light at every turn.





A New Harmony: The Spirit, the Earth, and the Human Soul

Jossey-Bass - Old, not withdraw to the shallows. ". But this book is not for elders only. It was written to encourage adults of all ages to explore the way their lives are unfolding. It's not a how-to-do-it book on aging, but a set of meditations in prose and poetry that turn the prism on the meanings of one's life, refracting new light at every turn.

Philipnewell emphasized the Celtic view of the oneness of creationand humanity as expressed through Christ. In that poetic treatmentof the wisdom of Celtic spirituality, Newell pointed the way to amore peaceful, harmonious, integrated Christianity. Palmer let your life speak, the courage to teach, Healing the Heart of Democracy, comes a beautiful book of reflections on what we can learn as we move closer to "the brink of everything.

A New Harmony: The Spirit, the Earth, and the Human Soul - ". Drawing on eight decades of life -- and his career as a writer, " he writes, a time to dive deep into life, "is just another word for nothing left to lose, teacher, and activist -- Palmer explores the questions age raises and the promises it holds. From beloved and bestselling author parker j. Philip newell is a well-known expert on CelticChristianity and the author of the acclaimed Listening for theHeartbeat of God.

A more holistic and natural way of thinking about faithIn his previous book, Christ of the Celts,  J. A new harmonytakes the next step forward in emphasizing the need to overcomedivisions and find common ground and to reclaim the best of ancientChristian spirituality and a more holistic, natural way of thinkingabout faith.





Love in a Time of Climate Change: Honoring Creation, Establishing Justice

Fortress Press - Love never ends. From beloved and bestselling author parker j. From the introduction: "as we entrust our lives to god, and solidarity as we live into God's future, we are enabled to join with others in the movement for climate justice and to carry a unified message of healing, love, offering hope in the midst of the climate crisis that 'another world is possible.

God is ever present, always with us. By consciously employing these four sources of authority, readers discover a unique way to reflect on planetary warming theologically and to discern a faithful response. It's not a how-to-do-it book on aging, but a set of meditations in prose and poetry that turn the prism on the meanings of one's life, refracting new light at every turn.

This book creatively adapts john wesley's theological method by using scripture, tradition, reason, and experience to explore the themes of creation and justice in the context of the earth's changing climate. Palmer let your life speak, the courage to teach, Healing the Heart of Democracy, comes a beautiful book of reflections on what we can learn as we move closer to "the brink of everything.

Love in a Time of Climate Change: Honoring Creation, Establishing Justice - ". Drawing on eight decades of life -- and his career as a writer, a time to dive deep into life, teacher, " he writes, "is just another word for nothing left to lose, and activist -- Palmer explores the questions age raises and the promises it holds. It was written to encourage adults of all ages to explore the way their lives are unfolding.

Old, not withdraw to the shallows.





Almost Everything: Notes on Hope

Riverhead Books - Divided into short chapters that explore life's essential truths, Almost Everything pinpoints these moments of insight as it shines an encouraging light forward. From beloved and bestselling author parker j. It's not a how-to-do-it book on aging, but a set of meditations in prose and poetry that turn the prism on the meanings of one's life, refracting new light at every turn.

Old, not withdraw to the shallows. ". But this book is not for elders only. Candid and caring, insightful and sometimes hilarious, Almost Everything is the book we need and that only Anne Lamott can write. All truth is paradox, " Lamott writes, "and this turns out to be a reason for hope. Despair and uncertainty surround us: in the news, in our families, and in ourselves.

Almost Everything: Notes on Hope - From anne lamott, the new york times-bestselling author of Help, Wow, Thanks, comes the book we need from her now: How to bring hope back into our lives. If you arrive at a place in life that is miserable, it will change. That is the time when we must pledge not to give up but "to do what Wendell Berry wrote: 'Be joyful, though you have considered all the facts.

In this profound and funny book, lamott calls for each of us to rediscover the nuggets of hope and wisdom that are buried within us that can make life sweeter than we ever imagined. It was written to encourage adults of all ages to explore the way their lives are unfolding.