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Loosening the Roots of Compassion: Meditations for Holy Week and Eastertide

by Ellen Bradshaw Aitken Cowley Publications (February 25, 2006)

The guiding principle of the meditations is that the contemplation of Jesus' suffering, death, and resurrection 'loosens' the roots of compassion within our own hearts.


Are You Running With Me, Jesus?

by Malcolm Boyd Cowley Publications (June 25, 2006)

At once informal and literate, these prayers are also deeply personal...Their eloquence comes from the personal struggle they contain-a struggle to believe, to keep going, a spiritual contest that is agonized,...


Gospels Today: Challenging Readings of John, Mark, Luke & Matthew

by Stephen W. Need Cowley Publications (June 28, 2007)

The Gospels Today discusses and challenges popular interpretations of familiar gospel texts and themes in view of important controversies and debates. Does it matter whether Jesus was born in Bethlehem, or that...


Ridiculous Packaging: Or, my long strange journey from atheist to Episcopalian in two acts

by Karen Favreau Cowley Publications (June 15, 2005)

Offering a humorous, non-preachy, and heartfelt memoir, the author attempts to decipher why a cynical, thirty-three year old atheist would open her heart and accept God's love after having spent an entire lifetime...


Mature Grief: When a Parent Dies

by Donna Schaper Cowley Publications (February 25, 2003)

In this thoughtful and practical book, pastor Donna Schaper guides the reader through the process of grieving the death of a parent.


Mark My Word: Forty Days with Jesus through the Eyes of St. Mark

by Richard Giles Cowley Publications (December 25, 2005)

Brimming with insight and Giles' signature wit, Mark My Word reviews the events and teachings related to the Gospel, and provides a twenty-first-century lens through which to understand it. Each daily reading...


Take God to Work

by Gary Moreau Cowley Publications (October 25, 2006)

Drawing from his career as a corporate officer, with a solid biblical perspective, Moreau offers fulfilling solutions to job stress, isolation, overload, injustice, disappointment, prejudice, uncertainty-and...


Miter Fits Just Fine: A Story about the Rt. Rev. Barbara Clementine Harris: The First Woman Bishop in the Anglican Communion

by Mark Bozzuti-Jones Cowley Publications (August 25, 2003)

In this charming biography, Mark Bozzuti-Jones gives us a warm and caring glimpse of Barbara C. Harris, the first woman to be ordained a bishop in the Anglican Communion.


Engaging News Media: A Practical Guide for People of Faith

by Mark Kelley Cowley Publications (October 25, 2006)

Engaging News Media is a book that explores the state of the news media and their audiences today, attempting to examine whether or not truth could be found, and if so, how people of faith and people in general...


The Shattering Sound of Amazing Grace: Disquieting Tales from Saint John's Gospel

by David J. Schlafer Cowley Publications (July 25, 2006)

In this book, acclaimed preacher and writer David J. Schlafer weaves words and ideas like a Celtic braid. He places us in the company of some of the people who populate the Gospel of John.


Pathways to Peace: Interreligious Readings and Reflections

by A Jean Lesher Cowley Publications (June 20, 2005)

In Pathways to Peace, A. Jean Lesher, has brilliantly collected and thematically organized sayings from many of the world's religious traditions and leaders.


Sacred Unions: A New Guide to Lifelong Commitment

by Thomas E. Breidental Cowley Publications (June 25, 2006)

The book is addressed to all true lovers: straight or gay, dep into the adventure of a shared like or just contemplating it, or emerging out of a failed attempt.


Love, Love, Love: And Other Essays

by Charles Taliaferro Cowley Publications (April 25, 2006)

Three days before his death, my father, at 95 years old, held hands with me and repeated the word Love three times. The essays were written over five years. All are written with the aim of combining humor with...


Fleeing God: Fear, Call, and the Book of Jonah

by Tara Soughers Cowley Publications (May 22, 2007)

What does a big fish story like the Book of Jonah have to tell us about our relationship with God? Surprisingly, a great deal. In the story of the reluctant prophet we are invited to explore the times when we,...


Compassion as a Subversive Activity: Illness, Community, and the Gospel of Mark

by David Urion Cowley Publications (October 25, 2006)

David Urion, a pediatric neurologist, contemplates the miraculous healings in the Gospel of Mark as subversive political acts of power that restore the wholeness of the community. The kingdom of God that is...


Church & Stage: Producing Theater for Education, Praxis, Outreach and Fundraising

by Dean J. Seal Cowley Publications (July 25, 2005)

Church & Stage is a guide for people in churches who want to employ theater in ministry, and for theater people who want to create opportunities to work in churches.


When Christians Were Jews (That Is, Now): Recovering the Lost Jewishness of Christianity with the Gospel of Mark

by Wayne-Danie Berard Cowley Publications (October 26, 2006)

When Christians Were Jews tells the story of identity rediscovered. Narrating recent biblical scholarship as a story of family strife, Berard recounts how early Christians dissociated from their Jewish origins...


Paul Today: Challenging Readings of Acts and the Epistles

by Stephen W. Need Cowley Publications (June 28, 2007)

Paul Today discusses and challenges popular interpretations of familiar Pauline texts in view of important controversies and debates. Who was Paul? Can his attitudes towards marriage and slavery be redeemed?...


Parting Words: A Farewell Discourse

by Barbara C. Harris Cowley Publications (August 25, 2003)

This collection captures the voice and the vision of a treasured preacher, pastor, and bishop.


Christ's Passion, Our Passions: Reflections on the Seven Last Words from the Cross

by Margaret Bullitt-Jonas Cowley Publications (March 25, 2003)

Margaret Bullitt-Jonas not only takes us to the foot of the cross of Jesus, she invites us to consider the breadth of Christ's healing, saving love for us, for those we love, and for the whole creation.


God with Us: The Companionship of Jesus in the Challenges of Life

by Herbert O'Driscoll Cowley Publications (January 25, 2002)

In his newest book, O'Driscoll helps us find the presence of Christ in those places we would rather avoid: the sorrows, the heartbreaks, and the challenges of everyday living.


The Comforting Whirlwind: God, Job, and the Scale of Creation

by Bill McKibben Cowley Publications (August 25, 2005)

In The Comforting Whirlwind, Bill McKibben turns to the biblical book of Job to demonstrate our need to embrace a bold new paradigm for living if we hope to reverse the current trend of ecological destruction....


Your Way with God's Word

by David J. Schlafer Cowley Publications (January 25, 1995)

Schlafer's second book is an adventure in homiletical spirituality and imagination. It leads us through reflection and practical exercises to deepen our self-awareness as preachers.


Intercession: A Theological and Practical Guide

by Ormonde Plater Cowley Publications (January 25, 1995)

Intercession is an essential element of both public and private prayer. Using the Book of Common Prayer and the major elements of the Prayers of the People, Plater explains the construction of everyday litanies,...


Unbound By Time: Isaiah Still Speaks

by William Holladay Cowley Publications (June 25, 2002)

In this very accessible volume, the author introduces the reader to the several ways in which Isaiah speaks, from ancient Jewish readings of the text, to Handel's lyrical use of it in his oratorio, Messiah,...


Praying the Hours

by Suzanne Guthrie Cowley Publications (January 25, 2000)

Praying the Hours offers us a contemporary way to practice the ancient tradition of hallowing time throughout the day by marking the hours with prayer and thanksgiving.


Sheer Christianity: Conjectures on a Catechism

by Sam Portaro Cowley Publications (September 25, 2004)

Calling upon teachers G.K. Chesterton and C.S. Lewis, Sam Portaro wades into the abyss of confronting a life of faithfulness in a world where the Church has created a dictionary unintelligible to anyone not...


Playing with Fire: Preaching Work as Kindling Art

by David J. Schlafer Cowley Publications (January 25, 2004)

Offering a fresh approach to homiletics, David J. Schlafer provides an invitation to preaching by way of metaphor.


Conflict and a Christian Life

by Sam Portaro Cowley Publications (January 25, 2003)

This book is a hopeful and creative reflection on the positive aspects of conflict in our relationships and institutions, as demonstrated throughout scripture in the life and ministry of Jesus, the early church,...


Learning the Language of the Fields: Tilling and Keeping as Christian Vocation

by Daniel G. Deffenbaugh Cowley Publications (December 25, 2006)

Deffenbaugh calls us to live in a reciprocal relationship with our biotic communities-the plants, animals, and other non-human cultures that share our world. By rerooting our global lifestyles in the ecological...


Light Theology and Heavy Cream: The Culinary Adventures of Pietro and Madeline

by Robert Farrar Capon Cowley Publications (January 25, 2004)

In Light Theology & Heavy Cream, Capon returns to the kitchen to present a spirited collection of pieces he describes as "culinary and theological snack food."


No Moment Too Small: Rhythms of Silence, Prayer, and Holy Reading

by Norvene Vest Cowley Publications (January 25, 1994)

Vest focuses and explores three of the foundations of the Benedictine way (silence, the exploration of Scripture, and the hours of prayer) leading the reader toward their own spiritual growth.


Mentoring: The Ministry of Spiritual Kindship

by Edward C. Sellner Cowley Publications (June 25, 2002)

Edward Sellner mines the deep wisdom of many traditions and demonstrates how relationships of mentoring, rooted and grounded in the love of Christ, can forge fast friendship, heal wounds from the past, and bring...


Mass in Time of War

by Barbara Cawthorne Crafton Cowley Publications (August 25, 2003)

In this elegant and provocative book, she confronts us with the language of the liturgy, the prayer of the Church, in a world at war with itself.


Friend of the Soul: A Benedictine Spirituality of Work

by Norvene Vest Cowley Publications (January 25, 1997)

In this second book in her series on Benedictine spirituality, Norvene Vest brings the insights of Benedict's Rule to the world of work.


Informed by Faith: A Spiritual Handbook for Christian Educators and Parents

by Mark Bozzuti-Jones Cowley Publications (January 25, 2004)

In Informed by Faith, the author creates a dialogue between religious educators and parents that is designed to lead to meditation, prayer, reflection, and a new perspective on the ministry of teaching.


Alleluia is the Song of the Desert: An Exercise for Lent and other Sacred Times

by Lawerence D. Hart Cowley Publications (February 25, 2004)

Entering Lent can be imagined as entering the silence of a vast and empty desert that leads to an experience of alleluia. The Lenten meditations in this book lead us to our own interior desert.


Going Home: An Invitation to Jubilee

by Frank T. Griswold Cowley Publications (May 25, 2000)

In these meditations on the themes of jubilee Frank T. Griswold offers fresh insight into how this ancient practice can be the catalyst for renewal today.


Spirited Men: Story, Soul and Substance

by Brian Doyle Cowley Publications (January 25, 2004)

This recollection of essays offers resurrections, restorations, reconsiderations, appreciations, enthusiasms, headlong solos, laughing prayers, imaginary meetings with most unusual and most interesting men.


Lent, Holy Week, Easter and the Great Fifty Days: A Ceremonial Guide

by Leonel L. Mitchell Cowley Publications (January 25, 1996)

This companion volume to Howard E. Galley's classic The Ceremonies of the Eucharist provides clergy, liturgical assistants, and altar guild members with clear, step-by-step guidance for the liturgies of Lent...


Becoming Bridges: The Spirit and Practice of Diversity

by Gary Commins Cowley Publications (March 25, 2007)

Pastor of a bilingual, multicultural church for more than a decade, Gary Commins knows that "diversity" is a spiritual exercise that can be as charged with anxiety as it is laced with hope. In Becoming Bridges...


Guide to New Church's Teaching Series

by Linda Grenz Cowley Publications (January 25, 2000)

A complete reference for anyone using the New Church's Teaching Series, this guide provides a brief overview of each book and contains suggestions for additional activities.


Sensing God: Reading Scripture with All of Our Senses

by Roger Ferlo Cowley Publications (November 01, 2001)

In these meditations on stories from the New Testament, Roger Ferlo shows us how to read the Bible in a full-bodied way, with all the senses attuned.


Daysprings: Meditations for the Weekdays of Advent, Lent and Easter

by Sam Portaro Cowley Publications (May 25, 2000)

In his accompanying volume to Brightest and Best: A Companion to the Lesser Feasts and Fasts, Sam Portaro offers meditations for each of the weekdays for the seasons of Advent, Christmas, Epiphany, Lent, Holy...


Desiring Life: Benedict on Wisdom and the Good Life

by Norvene Vest Cowley Publications (August 25, 2000)

The author brings the insights of Benedict's Rule to the wisdom tradition. Desiring Life is the third book in her series on Benedictine spirituality for people living in the world today.


The Twelve Days of Christmas: Unwrapping the Gifts

by Curtis G. Almquist Cowley Publications (November 25, 2006)

The twelve days of Christmas run from December 26 through January 6, the Feast of the Epiphany, the date on which we traditionally recall the Magi's arrival to present gifts to the infant Jesus. For many, the...


Redeeming Time: T.S. Eliot's Four Quartets

by Kenneth Paul Kramer Cowley Publications (May 15, 2007)

This exploration of T. S. Eliot's last major poem, Four Quartets, examines the poem's potential to transform readers' faith journeys. Kramer shows that the power of Four Quartets is its ability to create a dynamic...


Organic God: Lenten Meditations on the Words of Jesus

by Kate Moorehead Cowley Publications (April 16, 2010)

In these Lenten meditations, Kate Moorehead devotes each of the seven weeks to a theme that Jesus addressed frequently, particularly through Earth-centered parables of planting. Each day of the week she explores...


Matter of Life and Death: Preaching at Funerals

by Charles Hoffacker Cowley Publications (April 25, 2003)

With the sensitivity born of time and experience, Charles Hoffacker presents an unusually warm and caring approach to preaching, one which goes to the very heart for the Good News of Jesus Christ.


Brightest and Best: A Companion to the Lesser Feasts and Fasts

by Sam Portaro Cowley Publications (January 25, 1998)

In these meditations on the lesser feasts and fasts of the church calendar Sam Portaro asks the question, What do these saints and commemorations have to say to Christians today?