Tour: Magical Christmas Markets, Dec. 1-9, 2018

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Magical Christmas Markets
When does it start?
12/01/2018
When does it end?
12/09/2018
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Tour
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Join EO Guest Speaker Annwn Myers on the AmaWaterways’ AmaSonata for the Magical Christmas Markets river cruise in Europe December 1-9, 2018. Delight in the combination of pageantry and timeless traditions as you experience the magical Christmas markets along the Danube river. The sounds, smells, tastes and sights will mix the medieval and modern on this enchanting journey. You will stop in Nuremburg, Regensburg, Passau, Vienna and more. Annwn’s inspirational messages will enhance this special holiday experience.
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www.eo.travel
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www.eo.travelwithus.com/tours/magical-christmas-markets-river-cruise-2018#eotours
Contact name
Donald Fishburne
Email
donald@donaldfishburne.net

Tour: Celtic Christianity in Scotland, Oct. 1-10, 2018

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Celtic Christianity in Scotland
When does it start?
10/01/2018
When does it end?
10/10/2018
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Tour
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Explore areas of Scotland where some of the traditions and practices of Celtic Christianity were developed and then passed on to the wider Church. Your pilgrimage will include Oban, Lismore, Mull, Iona, Glasgow, Edinburgh, Dunfermline, St. Andrews and more. Enhance your time in the UK with the optional extension to Ireland.

This is a unique retreat or pilgrimage opportunity for a group from your church. Ask about how the host can earn travel benefits.

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www.eo.travel
Does the event have a website?
www.eo.travelwithus.com/tours/celtic-christianity-in-scotland-2018#eotours
Contact name
Donald Fishburne
Email
donald@donaldfishburne.net

When Did Everybody Else Get So Old?

Title of book or publication
When Did Everybody Else Get So Old? Indignities, Compromises, and the Unexpected Grace of Midlife
Author(s)
Jennifer Grant
Publisher
Herald Press
Month and Year of Publication
May 2017
Description or summary
From writer and veteran columnist Jennifer Grant comes an unflinching and spirited look at the transitions of midlife. When Did Everybody Else Get So Old? plumbs the physical, spiritual, and emotional changes unique to the middle years: from the emptying nest to the physical effects of aging. Grant acknowledges the complexities and loss inherent in midlife and tells stories of sustaining disappointment, taking hard blows to the ego, undergoing a crisis of faith, and grieving the deaths not only of illusions but of loved ones. Yet she illuminates the confidence and grace that this season of life can also bring. Magnetic, good-humored, and full of hope in the sustaining power of the Spirit, this is a must-read for anyone facing the flux and flow of middle age.
Website
https://www.amazon.com/When-Did-Everybody-Else-Get/dp/1513801317/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1493826414&sr=8-1&keywords=when+did+everybody+else+get+so+old
Where can the publication be purchased?
Amazon, Barnes & Noble, HeraldPress.com

Convents, Jails and Other Tales

Title of book or publication
Convents, Jails and Other Tales
Author(s)
Sister Barbara Jean Brown
Publisher
Welkom Publications
Month and Year of Publication
December 2015
Description or summary
A beginners guide to reading the Mystics. A discussion of the development of Spiritual languages, such as Apophatic and Kataphatic or Affectice and Speculative ways of expressing ones understanding of our relationship with God. This book offers a short biographical look at about 80 different Christian Mystics and does so in primarily a chronological fashion.
Where can the publication be purchased?
Amazon
Contact name
Sister BJ Brown
Email
SisterBJBrown@gmail.com

Days of Awe and Wonder, By Marcus J. Borg

Title of book or publication
Days of Awe and Wonder
Author(s)
Marcus J. Borg
Publisher
Harper One
Month and Year of Publication
2017
Description or summary
How to be a Christian in the 21st Century. A collection of pivotal writings, interviews, and previously unpublished works from one of the most influential theologians of out time on what it means to be a Christian today.
Website
http://www.marcusjborgfoundation.org
Where can the publication be purchased?
Amazon, book stores, etc.

Holy Dying: Stories and Struggles, By Ellen Richardson

Title of book or publication
Holy Dying: Stories and Struggles
Author
Ellen Richardson
Publisher
Church Publishing
Month and Year of Publication
March 2017
Description or summary
Human beings do not want to die; we spend infinite resources to sustain life, without regard to cost or quality. And yet we do die. Facing terminal illness and unprepared for death, we can feel abandoned by both secular and faith-based institutions, whose focus on restoration can fall short of the wisdom and grace needed to embrace a holy death as a part of life.

Ellen Richardson, a physician and Episcopal priest, offers stories from her work in hospice and palliative care, and the rich resources of the church’s Scripture and tradition, to create safe space for exploring questions we carry about dying. Her book is intended for individual readers, and to be used in group, workshop, or retreat settings within the church, so that practices of prayer and healing can become once more a source of comfort and strength, not simply tools of defiance against illness and weakness. No amount of faith will buy immortality for earthly bodies, but death need not be a time of failure and isolation. Holy Dying helps us lay claim to our scriptural stories as hard teachers of our mortal heritage.

Website
https://www.churchpublishing.org/holydying
Where can the publication be purchased?
Church Publishing or Amazon.com
Contact name
Ellen Richardson
Email
ellen@stannestifton.com

Transforming Evangelism

Title of book or publication
Transforming Evangelism
Author(s)
David Gortner
Publisher
Church Publishing
Month and Year of Publication
2007
Description or summary
This book anticipated much of the reawakening now stirring the Episcopal Church, at the heart of what Presiding Bishop Curry has called “The Jesus Movement.” Gortner is passionate about reclaiming and properly redefining evangelism that is rooted in joy and wonder at God’s great love, trust that God is already at work in all people’s lives, eagerness to hear others’ stories and share our own stories, and an everyday ease in speaking of the God of Life and “naming the Holy” at work in people’s lives. When people use the tools and study the examples provided in this book, they soon learn that people really are interested in talking about their lives and sharing matters of the heart — and that people are open to hearing about our lives and the ways we have experienced God’s grace.
Website
https://www.amazon.com/Transforming-Evangelism-Transformations-David-Gortner/dp/0898695856
Where can the publication be purchased?
Amazon, Church Publishing
Contact name
David Gortner
Email
dgortner@vts.edu

A Journey with John: The 50 Day Bible Challenge

Title of book or publication
A Journey with John: The 50 Day Bible Challenge
Author(s)
Marek P. Zabriskie
Publisher
Forward Movement
Year of Publication
2016
Description or summary
The Gospel of John starts with poetry and moves through the great story of Jesus’ ministry, death, and resurrection with literary flair and deeply theological underpinnings. John focuses on Jesus’ last years of life—his public ministry and “signs” —what this gospel calls miracles. Join A Journey with John with fifty days of scripture, meditations, and prayers written by dynamic spiritual leaders from across the United States and around the world. A Journey with John is part of the 50 Day Bible series, which includes Matthew, Mark, and Luke, and is an extension of The Bible Challenge, a global initiative to encourage daily engagement with the Word of God. Edited by Marek P. Zabriskie
Website
http://www.forwardmovement.org
Where can the publication be purchased?
forwardmovement.org, Amazon, Amazon Kindle, Barnes & Noble Nook, iTunes
Contact name
Jason Merritt
Email
jmerritt@forwardmovement.org

Forward Through the Years: The Best of Forward Day by Day

Title of book or publication
Forward Through the Years: The Best of Forward Day by Day
Author(s)
Editors: Richelle Thompson and Rachel Jones
Publisher
Forward Movement
Year of Publication
2016
Description or summary
Forward Day by Day has encouraged, challenged, invigorated, prodded, and empowered millions of people around the world since 1935. Timeless in wisdom, these devotions are rich with stories of everyday people who have found love, forgiveness, courage, and redemption through the amazing grace of our risen Lord.

Longtime readers and newcomers alike will love these selections of the best meditations from eight decades. A ministry of Forward Movement, Forward Day by Day is a companion for those who want a deeper connection with scripture and with God.

Website
http://www.forwardmovement.org
Where can the publication be purchased?
forwardmovement.org, Amazon, Amazon Kindle, Barnes & Noble Nook, iTunes
Contact name
Jason Merritt
Email
jmerritt@forwardmovement.org

Pathways of Faith: An All-Ages Coloring Book

Title of book or publication
Pathways of Faith: An All-Ages Coloring Book
Author(s)
Illustrations by Roger Speer
Publisher
Forward Movement
Date of Publication
2016
Description or summary
A coloring book for all ages—but especially for adults who may have forgotten the simple joys of creating—Pathways of Faith offers a respite from busyness and daily demands. Relax and restore as you spend time coloring these original illustrations that capture the amazing stories of the Bible and God’s love for us. Come and spend some creative, refreshing time with God. The Lord knows we need it!
Do you have a website you’d like to share?
http://www.forwardmovement.org
Where can the publication be purchased?
forwardmovement.org, Amazon
Contact
Jason Merritt
Email
jmerritt@forwardmovement.org