• Enhancing Christian Life
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    Enhancing Christian Life

    How Extended Cognition Augments Religious Community

    by Brad D. Strawn and Warren S. Brown

    It's time to rethink the Christian life in light of current research on the human mind, particularly with a deeper understanding of "extended cognition." Using insights from neuroscience, psychology, and philosophy, Brad Strawn and Warren Brown argue for a vision of the Christian life as extended into interactions with a local network of believers.

  • Hurting Yet Whole
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    Hurting Yet Whole

    Reconciling Body and Spirit in Chronic Pain and Illness

    by Liuan Huska

    What is healing when our bodies suffer chronic illness? As Liuan Huska went through years of chronic pain, she questioned how the Christian story speaks to our experiences of pain and illness. Countering a gnosticism that pits body against spirit, Huska helps us redefine what it means to find healing and wholeness, even in the midst of ongoing pain.

  • Wait with Me
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    Wait with Me

    Meeting God in Loneliness

    by Jason Gaboury

    Jason Gaboury has wrestled with loneliness ever since he can remember. But when he was challenged to see loneliness as a context for friendship with God, things began to change. In these pages God invites you to stop and wait with him in your own moments of isolation and anxiety, journeying from loneliness into a deeper life with God.

  • Life Questions Every Student Asks
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    Life Questions Every Student Asks

    Faithful Responses to Common Issues

    Edited by Gary M. Burge and David Lauber
    Foreword by Mary S. Hulst

    Every student asks questions about life beyond the classroom—how can I discern my vocation? How should I understand marriage and sex? What happens if I doubt my faith? To help students navigate these life questions, Gary M. Burge and David Lauber have gathered insights from Christian faculty who draw on their own conversations with students during office hours and over coffee.

  • Be Kind to Yourself
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    Be Kind to Yourself

    Releasing Frustrations and Embracing Joy

    by Cindy Bunch
    Foreword by Ruth Haley Barton

    It's easy to let self-criticism become our default setting. But as we learn to pay attention to what bugs us and identify negative thinking, we can lean into the things that bring us joy. Filled with spiritual practices and creative exercises, this book from spiritual director Cindy Bunch calls us to self-care through greater compassion for ourselves.

  • What's So Funny About God?
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    What's So Funny About God?

    A Theological Look at Humor

    by Steve Wilkens

    Jokes often touch on the biggest topics of our existence, but many Christians haven't taken humor seriously. This insightful yet delightful crash course from philosopher Steve Wilkens argues that viewing Scripture and theology through the lens of humor helps us understand the gospel and avoid the pitfalls of both naturalism and gnosticism, while facilitating a humble, honest, and appealing approach to faith.

  • Not Done Yet
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    Not Done Yet

    Reaching and Keeping Unchurched Emerging Adults

    by Beth Seversen

    Nones claim no religion. Dones have become disillusioned and left the church. While many emerging adults fall in these camps, many are tossing aside these labels and embracing a transformative Christian faith. Based on her extensive research, Beth Seversen outlines a model for how to engage and retain millennials and Generation Z in the life of the local church.

  • Spiritual Conversations with Children
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    Spiritual Conversations with Children

    Listening to God Together

    by Lacy Finn Borgo

    When children have a listening companion who hears, acknowledges, and encourages their early experiences with God, it creates a spiritual footprint that shapes their lives. Lacy Finn Borgo draws on her experience of practicing spiritual direction with children as she introduces key skills for engaging kids in spiritual conversations, offering sample dialogues, prayers to use together, and ideas for play, art, and movement.

  • Living in Bonus Time
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    Living in Bonus Time

    Surviving Cancer, Finding New Purpose

    by Alec Hill

    Those who experience and survive cancer live in bonus time, a season of grace that can be both disorienting and wonderful. In this honest and hopeful account, two-time survivor Alec Hill helps readers recalibrate expectations, grapple with survivor's guilt, and steward the opportunities for new purpose and growth. Survivors and caregivers can discover how encountering death can bring us to a different kind of life.

  • The Good and Beautiful God
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    The Good and Beautiful God

    Falling in Love with the God Jesus Knows

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    by James Bryan Smith

    In this anniversary edition of James Bryan Smith's classic book, you are invited to put your thoughts about God and how he works in our lives to the test to see if they match up with what Jesus himself reveals about God. Once you've discovered the truth in Scripture, you will learn how to practice spiritual exercises that will help you grow in the knowledge of our good and beautiful God.

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