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    Rethinking Incarceration

    Advocating for Justice That Restores

    by Dominique DuBois Gilliard

    The United States has more people locked up in jails, prisons, and detention centers than any other country in the history of the world. Exploring the history and foundations of mass incarceration, Dominique Gilliard examines Christianity’s role in its evolution and expansion, assessing justice in light of Scripture, and showing how Christians can pursue justice that restores and reconciles.

    Introductory Introductory
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    Beauty, Order, and Mystery

    A Christian Vision of Human Sexuality

    Center for Pastor Theologians Series

    Edited by Gerald L. Hiestand and Todd Wilson

    Based on the 2016 conference of the Center for Pastor Theologians, this volume brings together the reflections of church leaders and academic theologians on the theme of human sexuality. Contributors engage with Scripture, draw on examples from church history, and delve into current issues in contemporary culture, including embodiment, marriage, homosexuality, pornography, transgenderism, and gender dysphoria.

    Intermediate Intermediate
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    Families at the Crossroads

    Beyond Tradition Modern Options

    by Rodney R. Clapp

    Rodney Clapp articulates a challenge to both sides of the critical debate on the future of the family. Named one of the Best Books of 1995 by the London Bible College Bookshop.

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    Winsome Persuasion

    Christian Influence in a Post-Christian World

    by Tim Muehlhoff and Richard Langer
    Foreword by Quentin J. Schultze

    The task of bearing faithful witness to Jesus in our post-Christian society is complicated. What should our interactions with the dominant cultural ethos look like? How might we be both persuasive and civil? Integrating communications and theology, this model for cultural engagement offers a compelling vision of public engagement that is both shrewd and gracious.

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    Ex-Gays?

    A Longitudinal Study of Religiously Mediated Change in Sexual Orientation

    by Stanton L. Jones and Mark A. Yarhouse

    Stanton L. Jones and Mark A. Yarhouse present social science research on homosexuals designed to answer the questions: Can those who receive religiously-informed psychotherapy experience a change in their sexual orientation? Are such programs harmful to participants?

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    Love Is an Orientation

    Elevating the Conversation with the Gay Community

    by Andrew Marin
    Foreword by Brian McLaren

    When three of Andrew Marin's friends came out to him in the span of three months, he was confronted head-on with the question of how to reconcile his friends with his faith. Love Is an Orientation is the result of years of wrestling with this issue. In the book, Marin speaks out with compassion and conviction, elevating the conversation between Christianity and the GLBT community so that the focus is moved from genetics to gospel, where it really belongs.

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    Written on the Heart

    The Case for Natural Law

    by J. Budziszewski

    J. Budziszewski presents and defends the natural-law tradition by expounding the work of leading architects of the theory, including Aristotle, Thomas Aquinas and John Locke.

    Intermediate Intermediate
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    Welcoming Justice

    God's Movement Toward Beloved Community

    Resources for Reconciliation

    by Charles Marsh and John M. Perkins
    Foreword by Philip Yancey

    Historian and theologian Charles Marsh partners with veteran activist John Perkins to chronicle God's vision for more equitable and just world. They show how the civil rights movement was one important episode in God's larger movement throughout human history of pursuing justice and beloved community.

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    Christianity versus Fatalistic Religions in the War Against Poverty

    by Udo Middelmann

    Udo W. Middelmann provides an alternative to literature that regards poverty relief as a strictly material problem. By exposing the power of fatalistic religious ideas to suppress people and devastate cultures, Middelmann places biblical ideas at the heart of cultural development.

    Intermediate Intermediate
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    Same-Sex Attraction and the Church

    The Surprising Plausibility of the Celibate Life

    by Ed Shaw
    Foreword by Vaughan Roberts

    When Christians have same-sex attraction, how should the church respond? Pastor Ed Shaw experiences same-sex attraction, yet he is committed to Scripture and the church's traditional position on sexuality. In this honest book, he shares his own experiences and shows us that obedience to Jesus is ultimately the only way to experience life to the full.

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