Archives for September 2016

Inwardly Digest: The Prayer Book as Guide to a Spiritual Life, by Derek Olsen

Title
Inwardly Digest: The Prayer Book as Guide to a Spiritual Life
Author
Derek Olsen
Publisher
Forward Movement
Month and Year of Publication
September 2016
Description or summary
9780880284325-Perfect.inddHave you ever wondered if there was some kind of guide to living a deeper, richer spiritual life that seamlessly incorporated scripture alongside the wisdom of the Church? There is—and you can find it in a pew rack near you! The Book of Common Prayer is more than a service book; it is a map to a deeper relationship with God, a framework for developing a more intentional and rewarding life of faith.

Scholar Derek Olsen explores liturgical spirituality and how the prayer book serves as a repository of Christian wisdom and spiritual practice stretching back to the beginnings of the Christian movement. Focusing on three key elements—the Calendar, the Daily Office, and the Eucharist—he discusses the spiritual principles behind them and provides clear, practical, easy-to-follow explanations of the services. These patterns of life laid out in The Book of Common Prayer serve as a guide to the spiritual life, so that we might connect back to the God who calls each of us by name and that we might love as God loves us.

Do you have a website you’d like to share?
https://www.forwardmovement.org/Products/2183/inwardly-digest.aspx
Contact
Jason Merritt
Email
jmerritt@forwardmovement.org

Liberating Privilege: The Breakthrough of God and the Persistence of Normality, by David O. Woodyard

Title
Liberating Privilege: The Breakthrough of God and the Persistence of Normality
Author
David O. Woodyard
Publisher
http://www.circle-books.com/
Month and Year of Publication
November 2016
Description or summary
hrcoverWith uninterrogated legitimacy, a number of straight, white, males have authored contributions to liberation theology. No “Pedagogy of the Privileged” exists to problematize their initiatives. Conveniently ignored is the condition of liberation theology that its matrix is singularity oppression. Does the setting of privilege disqualify their initiatives? Straight, white, males are seldom victims of oppressive forces: more often they are the perpetrators. Privilege, like radon, permeates their context.

Is privilege fatal? Is it possible to dislocate? Is there precedence for an authentic contribution? Liberating Privilege addresses the liability of context and develops a response from Scripture. Ultimately, it hinges on “The breakthrough of God” and aligns with it.

Do you have a website you’d like to share?
http://www.circle-books.com/books/liberating-privilege
Where can the publication be purchased?
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Contact
Maria Barry
Email
maria@jhpbooks.net

The Reclamation Project, by David B. Rude

What is the title of your book or publication?
The Reclamation Project
Tell us the name of the author(s)
The Rev. David B. Rude
Who is the publisher?
Self/Amazon
Month and Year of Publication
June 2016
Enter a description or summary here
coverOur new Presiding Bishop, Michael Curry, has called us to reclaim our share of The Jesus Movement. He noted that it would involve Evangelism, Discipleship and Witness. Such language is rather foreign to Episcopal ears which is why he said ‘reclaim’. This little book looks at the principles involved in each of these subjects and is designed to foster discussion in small groups in support of furthering the Bishop’s vision. It is not a book of answers (save one) but of principles to explore. So let us become like little children (as Jesus urged) and play follow the leader! This book is a handy place to start and is already bearing fruit.
Where can the publication be purchased?
Amazon
Contact
David B Rude
Email
frdavidr@aol.com

What Are You Waiting For? by Christine McSpadden

Title
What Are You Waiting For?
Author
Christine McSpadden
Publisher
Forward Movement
Month and Year of Publication
September 2016
Description or summary
At no other time of the year does waiting feel so poignant than in the season of Advent, when we wait for things mundane to things sublime. What Are You Waiting For? seeks to transfigure your experience of waiting. Embark on a seasonal journey as these daily meditations work on your soul to bring a richer quality and depth to your understanding and perception of waiting as a lively and life-giving facet of faith.
Website
http://trinitysb.ladiocese.org
Where can the publication be purchased?
www.forwardmovement.org
Contact name
Christine McSpadden
Email
cttmcs@yahoo.com

Post-traumatic God, by David W. Peters

Title
Post-traumatic God
Author
David W. Peters
Publisher
Morehouse Church Publishing
Month and Year of Publication
September 2016
Description
book-cover-ptghttps://www.churchpublishing.org/posttraumaticgod
Website
https://www.churchpublishing.org/posttraumaticgod
Where can the publication be purchased?
https://www.churchpublishing.org/posttraumaticgod
Contact name
David Peters
Email
runnermonk@gmail.com

Tell the Story (edited collection of sermons)

Title
Tell the Story
Author(s)
Edited collection
Publisher
Episcopal Preaching Foundation
Month and Year of Publication
September 2015
Description or summary
Sermons in the book are from seminarians, faculty, clergy and honored guests attending the Preaching Excellence Program in June 2015. Clergy and others often use the book in their preaching. Lay people gain inspiration from reading them.

The Episcopal Preaching Foundation, founded 29 years ago, promotes preaching excellence in the Episcopal Church. It is a non-profit that depends almost entirely on philanthropic gifts from people and organizations who are passionate about good preaching.

Website is: preachingfoundation.org

Where can the publication be purchased?
via email to preachingfoundation@gmail.com
Contact
Pamela Hogan
Email
preachingfoundation@gmail.com

Finding a Way Ahead! by Angela Harper

Title
Finding a Way Ahead!
Author(s)
Angela Harper
Publisher
http://www.circle-books.com/
Month and Year of Publication
October 2016
Description
hrcoverFinding a Way Ahead! is a book of devotional reflections drawing from experiences of Angela Harper’s own healing from a lifelong condition. The reflections are intended to help others, showing that it is necessary to look at various aspects of ourselves in any search for divine healing and wholeness. In accessible easy-to-read sections, Angela Harper encourages others to take heart, and to help them find comfort and guidance and coping strategies. Her aim is to give people tools to help turn around their experiences or to see other perspectives.
Where can the publication be purchased?
http://www.circle-books.com/books/finding-way-ahead
Contact
Maria Barry
Email
maria@jhpbooks.net