Compassion and Justice

Maybe God Is Like That Too

Maybe God Is Like That Too

Every child wonders where God lives or what God is like. In Maybe God Is Like That Too, a young boy asks his grandma where God is in their city. She invites him to pay attention to where he sees the fruit of the Spirit. Where love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control are, there too is God. The boy sees God in the kindness of a doorman holding the door for a man using a wheelchair, in the patience of his teacher helping him tie his shoes, and in the love, faithfulness, and gentleness of his grandma.
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Undivided

Undivided

“Mom, I have something I need to tell you…” They didn’t talk.  Not for ten years.  Not about faith anyway.  Instead, a mother and daughter tiptoed with pain around the deepest gulf in their lives – the daughter’s choice to leave the church, convert to Islam and become a practicing Muslim.  Undivided is a real-time story of healing and understanding with alternating narratives from each as they struggle to learn how to love each other in a whole new way. Written with rare honesty and striking transparency, Undivided opens a door on the lives of an American Islamic convert, Alana Raybon, a dedicated educator,
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The Spirit of Adoption

The Spirit of Adoption

The Spirit of Adoption explores many of the complexities inherent in adoption and its relationship to spirituality, challenging us to move beyond the common mythologies about adoption to consider the more difficult questions adoption raises about the nature of God, family, culture, loss, and joy. Rather than hearing from experts in adoption, this collection uses the narratives of birth parents, adoptive parents, and adoptees themselves, bearing witness to the ways adoption shapes its participants’ spiritual lives. By allowing others to narrate their spiritual journeys through adoption, we hope to proclaim that adoption can be a wonderful, powerful, hopeful experience, and one
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Love You More

Love You More

"From page one of her courageously vulnerable, intoxicatingly funny memoir about faith and family, it is clear that Jennifer Grant listens to her life with great care." Cathleen Falsani, award-winning religion columnist and author  "I could not love Love You More more…it offers wisdom, wit and laid-bare honesty in a beautiful book that helps us all see the Divine at work in our families." Caryn Rivadeneira, author of Grumble Hallelujah and Mama's Got a Fake I.D. "…a powerful, tender and eloquent memoir that captures the pain – and the triumph and overwhelming joy – of family, faith and adoption." Maurice Possley, author, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and adoptive father "…a
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Just Moms

Just Moms

Conveying the principles and the practice of justice to young children is no small task. In this poignant, honest, and sometimes witty collection of stories, 27 women share their adventures and misadventures modeling social-justice principles for their children and communities. Just Moms is about moms bending their own rules and redefining success as they work to raise kids who value peace, equality, truth, simplicity, and love. This book is for you if: You teach nonviolence but your preschooler has shot you with a gun fashioned out of a stick; You try to practice contentment but have found yourself drained by
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So Long Status Quo

So Long Status Quo

What happens when nine amazing women of history inspire a suburban mom to abandon her couch and dive into real life? Cuba, welding, and jewelry for water, that’s what! Susy’s life was a lot like her couch–comfy, slumberous, and safe. She was a happy suburban wife and mom who enjoyed her couch-like cocoon and avoided suffering and uncomfortable situations at all costs. Then she met Rose … Eleanor … Elizabeth … and Jane. Now, thanks to their example, her life will never be the same. SO LONG STATUS QUO is the powerful story of how nine amazing historical women inspired a
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