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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...


Holy Listening: The Art of Spiritual Direction

by Margaret Guenther Cowley Publications (January 25, 1992)

Margaret Guenther uses the images of the spiritual director as host, teacher, and midwife to describe the ministry of spiritual direction today.


The View From Mars Hill: Christianity in the Landscape of World Religions

by Charles B. Jones Cowley Publications (April 25, 2005)

The author traces the rich history of Christianity's many encounters with other religions, from the Roman Empire and Paul's speech to the Athenians on Mars Hill to the discovery of non-European peoples, through...


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...


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.


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...


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.


Tour de Faith: A Cyclist's Lessons for Living

by Robert F. Molsberry Cowley Publications (May 08, 2007)

Tour de Faith shares powerful lessons about community, discipline, challenges, mortality, and more as pastor Robert Molsberry reflects on his experiences in the annual Des Moines Register's Annual Great Bicycle...


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.


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....


Steeped in the Holy: Preaching as Spiritual Practice

by Raewynne J. Whiteley Cowley Publications (October 29, 2007)

Steeped in the Holy seeks to reclaim the spiritual foundations for preaching, inviting clergy and students to see preparation and preaching not as an intrusion, but as an opportunity to engage with God, and...


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,...


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.


Mary: The Imagination of Her Heart

by Penelope Duckworth Cowley Publications (January 25, 2004)

In this compelling work that combines theology, history, devotion, and meditation on biblical texts, the author examines Mary through the dimensions of prophet, matriarch, theologian, disciple, intercessor,...


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.


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.


How Long O Lord?: Christian, Jewish, and Muslim Voices from the Ground and Visions for the Future in Israel/Palestine

by Marine Tobin Cowley Publications (May 25, 2003)

In this collection of essays, the authors have brought together a group of peacemakers - Christian, Jewish, and Muslim - whose religious convictions compel them towards peace in Israel/Palestine.


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...


Anglican Vision

by James E. Griffiss Cowley Publications (January 25, 1997)

In this first volume to the New Church's Teaching Series the author provides a general introduction to the Anglican tradition.


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.


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...


Like Trees Walking: In the Second Half of Life

by Jane Sigloh Cowley Publications (May 25, 2007)

Jane Sigloh interweaves the insights of Scripture, poetry, fiction, and philosophy into her memories and reflections on the challenges and opportunities that maturity brings. Dip into any of these essays and...


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.


Gospel Medicine

by Barbara Brown Taylor Cowley Publications (February 25, 1995)

In this new collection of sermons she summons with piercing clarity and wit the Old and New Testament stories that have the power to mend our spirits, strengthen our weaknesses, and restore us to wholeness.


Centering Prayer and Inner Awakening

by Cynthia Bourgeault Cowley Publications (June 25, 2004)

Centering Prayer and Inner Awakening is a complete guidebook for all who wish to know the practice of Centering Prayer.


The Practice of Prayer

by Margaret Guenther Cowley Publications (January 25, 1997)

In this down-to-earth book on the essentials of prayer, Margaret Guenther answers many of the common questions of the spiritual life.


A Dictionary for Episcopalians

by John N. Wall Cowley Publications (January 25, 2000)

This illustrated dictionary for the Episcopal Church is an essential reference to its terminology, worship, structure, and polity.


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?


God of Dirt: Mary Oliver and the Other Book of God

by Thomas W. Mann Cowley Publications (June 25, 2004)

In this engaging study, the author compares Mary Oliver's poetry and traditional religious language and provides a fresh perspective from which to enjoy her work.


Opening the Prayer Book

by Jeffrey Lee Cowley Publications (January 25, 1999)

Opening the Prayer Book introduces us to the history and liturgies of The Book of Common Prayer, and helps us understand why the prayer book is such an important aspect of Anglican self-understanding.


Honey from Stone: A Naturalist's Search for God

by Chet Raymo Cowley Publications (August 25, 2005)

Organizing his book according to the monastic hours of prayer, Chet Raymo examines the strength of scientific language to encounter the divine in the natural world.


Getting Involved with God: Rediscovering the Old Testament

by Ellen F. Davis Cowley Publications (January 25, 2001)

This is a book about getting, and staying, involved with God-what it takes, what it costs, what it looks and feels like, and why anyone would want to do it anyway.


Mystical Hope: Trusting in the Mercy of God

by Cynthia Bourgeault Cowley Publications (May 25, 2001)

In five interwoven meditations, Mystical Hope shows how to recognize hope in our own lives, where it comes from, how to deepen it through prayer, and how to carry it into the world as a source of strength and...


What Makes This Day Different?

by David J. Schlafer Cowley Publications (January 25, 1998)

In his newest book Schlafer looks at the preacher's task at the high times of the church and the secular year, those occasions on which expectations run high and emotions can be intense.


Stories Jesus Still Tells

by John Claypool Cowley Publications (January 25, 2007)

The author brings fresh insight to a selection of parables, allowing us to hear Jesus' calm, persuasive voice still speaking to us through stories like the great banquet, the rich fool, and the final judgment....


The Soul of the Night: An Astronomical Pilgrimage

by Chet Raymo Cowley Publications (August 25, 2005)

Originally published two decades ago, The Soul of the Night is a classic work that is a must for those interested in the relationship between science and faith.


Rule of the SSJE

by Society of Saint John the Evangelist Cowley Publications (January 25, 1997)

The book is composed of 49 short chapters that develop classical monastic themes of hospitality, poverty, celibacy, and obedience, exploring what these might mean to men and women living at the end of the millennium....


Pastoral and Occasional Liturgies: A Ceremonial Guide

by Leonel L. Mitchell Cowley Publications (January 25, 1998)

In this third and final volume in a series of ceremonial guides to worship in the Episcopal Church according to The Book of Common Prayer, Leonel L. Mitchell focuses on the pastoral and occasional liturgies....


Opening the Bible

by Roger Ferlo Cowley Publications (January 25, 1997)

The author leads his readers through the practical difficulties of reading the Bible, offering advice that is true to the way Anglicans have read Scripture from the time of Tyndale and Cranmer.


On Being a Priest Today

by Rosalind Brown & Christopher Cocksworth Cowley Publications (April 25, 2004)

This important book on priestly identity embraces the many contemporary varieties of priestly ministry: male and female, paid and unpaid, parish and work-based, catholic, evangelical, charismatic.


Mysteries of Faith

by Mark McIntosh Cowley Publications (January 25, 2000)

In this volume of the New Church's Teaching Series, Mark McIntosh introduces the great mysteries of the Christian faith.


Many Servants: An Introduction to Deacons

by Ormonde Plater Cowley Publications (January 25, 2004)

A basic, essential text for discernment committees and commissions on ministry, and a comprehensive look at the vital ministry of the permanent diaconate in the church today.