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Hope for the Thinking Christian – by Stephen Reese.
Stephen Reese explores the dedicated work required to build an honest
faith. We live in a fast-moving, diverse society; families are mixed,
blended, and far-flung. We encounter others who don’t believe as we
do, often within our own extended families. An honest faith asks, “How
can we care for each other if we disagree? Do we need consensus of
belief to have a community of faith? How can we honor the claims of
Jesus of his own divinity while allowing room for those who don’t?”
Stephen D. Reese is the Jesse H. Jones professor at the University of
Texas at Austin in the School of Journalism, where he was once director
and now serves as associate dean in the College of Communication. He is
a member of Oak Hill United Methodist Church in Austin, where he has
been active in the Emmaus community, Methodist Men, and the Stephen
by Madeleine L’EngleWe are working on the second book in the trilogy “A Stone for a Pillow: Journeys with Jacob.” In this book for the curious, spiritual seeker, Madeleine L’Engle offers relevant lessons drawn from the life of Jacob from the Old Testament. Here, the son of Isaac becomes a spiritual companion to L’Engle, equipping her to deal with earthly and psychological struggles. Throughout her journey, L’Engle offers contemporary answers to questions that burden modern day readers and believers. With her customary fearlessness and candor, she broaches such topics as the significance of angels, redemption, sexual identity, forgiveness, and the seemingly constant conflict between good and evil. (Click on any of the titles to go to Amazon to find out more.)
by Richard Rohr ‘God loves things by becoming them,’ he writes, and Jesus’ life was meant to declare that humanity has never been separate from God – except by its own negative choice.
by Madeleine L’Engle Madeleine often crafted stories that dealt with the complexities of the universe, navigating time and space, religion and science, with uncanny ease and insight. This skill…is showcased in this nonfiction work, And It Was Good, through her ability to see the connection between Made and Maker at every level. She examines the vast beauty, order, and complexity of our world with enthusiasm and reverence, illuminating the characteristics of God, the first poet.
by Richard Rohr