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Reluctant Pilgrim

A Moody, Somewhat Self-Indulgent Introvert's Search for Spiritual Community  
Enuma Okoro
Finalist in the "Best Books 2010" Awards "This is one of those books that you read and then have to sit back or curl up in a ball and 'be still and know.' In these honest, tear-stained pages are clear signs that there is a 'Hound of Heaven' hunting us down—this Spirit that is stalking us with love, winking at us with miracles, tickling us with grace, subverting everything that could destroy us, and whispering in our ears that we are truly beloved." —Shane Claiborne Author, activist, recover...


Minding Your Passion  
Amy Lyles Wilson
Does anger sometimes get the best of you? Are there days when you feel mad at the world? Anger is a common human emotion, yet it often leaves us squirming with discomfort and worrying that we're not spiritual enough. In Anger: Minding Your Passion, you'll find a collection of writings that explore the constructive use of this powerful emotion. Sometimes we have every right to get good and mad. It's what we do with our anger that matters. As you read and ponder thoughts from such noted auth...


It's More Than Wishful Thinking  
Amy Lyles Wilson
A collection of writings that reminds us how hope plays a role in our lives today, not just tomorrow, and that hope is more than false optimism to those who believe.

Woman Overboard

How Passion Saved My Life  
Jo Kadlecek
Do you long for more passion in your life? How do you define passion? Many people associate passion with intense romance, adventure, creativity, vocation, or calling. If you ask a pastor or priest to define passion, he or she would likely link the word to the passion of Christ, to the events of Holy Week. The definition of passion has evolved over the years. Originally the word came from the Latin passio, which means "to suffer." Woman Overboard invites you to join an adventure of discovering...


Thoughts on Cultivating a Good Heart  
Amy Lyles Wilson
Do you practice extreme compassion? When a calamity strikes, you're ready to organize, donate, volunteer. But there are quieter personal tragedies all around you every day. Whether it's a faraway look in the eyes of a coworker, friend, family member, or stranger at the next table in the coffee shop, burdens come in all sizes but weigh equally. Carrying one another's burdens means being attuned to stressed intimates as well as suffering strangers. Sometimes we all may be a little guilty of ste...


Perspectives on Making Peace with Your Past  
Amy Lyles Wilson
Go beyond merely forgiving and forgetting … and discover how to make peace with your past. "Like many of you, I've been dealt a few cards I do not think I deserved," writes Amy Lyles Wilson. "In response, I used to think forgiving and forgetting meant I had to act like I had never been wronged. The writers in this collection tell me otherwise. Forgiving, they say, does not require pretending you were never hurt. It does mean, however, that you'll need to make peace with your past to embrace t...

Fresh Air 4 Series

A collection of books that explore four topics: the powerful emotion of anger, the freedom of forgiveness, the role hope in our lives, and cultivating compassion in our lives. A delightful gift for any occasion.