Tag: Spiritual Formation

#LentTogether: Men and Women in Community

#LentTogether: Men and Women in Community

Taken from “Life Together in Christ” by Ruth Haley Barton for the #LentTogether Blog Series “Moreover, some women of our group astounded us. They were at the tomb early this morning, and when they did not find his body there, they came back and told us that they had indeed seen a vision of angels …

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#LentTogether: Too Close to Touch

#LentTogether: Too Close to Touch

Guest Post by Marty Schoenleber III  for the #LentTogether Blog Series on Behind the Books When I was in junior in high school, the worship director at my church covered my torso in dental cement. I grew up in the church. My father was a pastor, and moreover, one known for “having big vision.” He …

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#LentTogether: Finding Jesus in Silence

#LentTogether: Finding Jesus in Silence

Guest Post by Emery Silva  for the #LentTogether Blog Series on Behind the Books After another hectic morning in which the kids left crumbs on the table, papers scattered on the floor, and the adrenaline of almost missing the bus, I grabbed my phone, eager to connect with a friend and regain some sanity on …

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#LentTogether: Entering the Fertile Void

#LentTogether: Entering the Fertile Void

Guest Post by David and Beth Booram  for the #LentTogether Blog Series on Behind the Books It was the first Good Friday since our world blew up. Our lives were literally turned upside down and seemingly everything that mattered was shaken up and emptied out: our community, vocation, friends, identity, innocence, security—gone.  As we sat …

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Better Theology for [Your Job Here]

Better Theology for [Your Job Here]

I love books that urge you to read more books—and I say that honestly as a reader, not just because I work for a publisher. One of our new titles, Toddy Holeman’s “Theology for Better Counseling,” makes a particularly good case for reading more.




Seeing, Tasting, Smelling, Hearing and Touching the Wonders of God

Seeing, Tasting, Smelling, Hearing and Touching the Wonders of God

Thank you to Jeff Crosby, Associate Publisher and Director of Sales & Marketing for this post. The Advent season we have just journeyed through is one in which our senses are often heightened beyond the norm: The fragrance of lit candles and the sound of Tchaikovsky’s Nutcracker Suite; the taste of eggnog and the brilliance …

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Christ, Our Light

Christ, Our Light

A special thank you to Cindy Crosby, co-editor of the Ancient Christian Devotional series with Tom Oden and compiler of On the Way to the Cross. Every summer I work at a wilderness island, Isle Royale National Park, in Lake Superior close to the Canadian border. One thing I love about living so far north …

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