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I N S P I R AT I O N By Katharine Jefferts Schori Foreword by Joan Chittister, OSB 6 x 9, 240 pp, Hardcover 978-1-59473-292-8 $21.99 Giving—The Sacred Art Creating a Lifestyle of Generosity By Lauren Tyler Wright 51⁄2 x 81⁄2, 208 pp, Quality PB 978-1-59473-224-9 $16.99

A “Best Spiritual Book of the Year.” —SPIRITUALITY & PRACTICE

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The Heartbeat of God Finding the Sacred in the Middle of Everything Insights from a pioneering leader in world religion, on the intersections of the sacred & the secular. Claiming Earth as Common Ground The Ecological Crisis through the Lens of Faith By Andrea Cohen-Kiener Foreword by Rev. Sally Bingham 6 x 9, 192 pp, Quality PB 978-1-59473-261-4 $16.99

A “Top 10 Book for Enlightenment and Hope.” —READ THE SPIRIT

Explore our connections—as human beings with each other, as one nation with all other nations, as the human species with the whole of our environment—through the lens of faith. Katharine Jefferts Schori, presiding bishop of The Episcopal Church, examines these connections as she looks at the intersections of faith with the major issues of our day: • How does faith speak to poverty, climate change, the economy, health care, and what is the faith response? • How can believers from many faith traditions find common ground while honoring the Divine, serving one another and creating deeper community? • How do we best use the resources of faith to connect us to the hearts of our neighbors and to the heart of God? “With her elegant, light touch, shows how in an authentic Christianity … everything is sacred except sin.” —Archbishop Desmond Tutu

“Uses a sensitive spiritual stethoscope to detect the ‘heartbeat of God’ among people crying out for justice…. A wonderful invitation to join Bishop Katharine in a powerful and prayerful twenty-first-century reflection.” —Maureen Fiedler, host of Interfaith Voices (a public radio show) Living into Hope A Call to Spiritual Action for Such a Time as This By Rev. Dr. Joan Brown Campbell Foreword by Karen Armstrong 6 x 9, 208 pp, Hardcover 978-1-59473-283-6 $21.99

“A cornucopia of relevant truths eloquently presented with sensitivity, integrity and passion.” —REV. DR. C. WELTON GADDY

KATHARINE JEFFERTS SCHORI is the presiding bishop of The Episcopal Church. Prior to her ordination to the priesthood in 1994, she was a visiting assistant professor in Oregon State University’s Department of Religious Studies, a visiting scientist at Oregon State’s College of Oceanography, and an oceanographer with the National Marine Fisheries Service in Seattle. She became the Anglican Communion’s first female primate in 2006. She is the author of A Wing and a Prayer: A Message of Faith and Hope and The Gospel in the Global Village: Seeking God’s Dream of Shalom. JOAN CHITTISTER, OSB, is an international lecturer and award-winning author of more than thirty-five books, including The Gift of Years: Growing Older Gracefully. She is founder and executive director of Benetvision, a resource and research center for contemporary spirituality located in Erie, Pennsylvania.

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By Margaret D. McGee 6 x 9, Quality PB 144 pp 978-1-59473-291-1 $16.99 Hardcover 978-1-59473-232-4 $19.99

Sacred Attention

Haiku—The Sacred Art A Spiritual Practice in Three Lines By Margaret D. McGee 51⁄2 x 81⁄2, 192 pp, Quality PB 978-1-59473-269-0 $16.99

“Captures the heart essence of a moment and the feelings it evokes by paying attention to small things and honoring the sacredness of everyday life.” —LUCY WYNKOOP, OSB

A Spiritual Practice for Finding God in the Moment Discover how just one moment of close attention can be a prayer to God. Paying attention is rarely easy to do. It requires focus, patience and a willingness to slow down—traits that are hard to come by in this hurry-up world. But close attention to even one small piece of creation, one object, person, routine, image, word or scripture, can become a prayer to God, opening a channel of communication between you and the Divine to allow for deep spiritual growth. In this inspiring guide, you will discover ways to develop a practice of attention as a means of talking—and listening—to God. Framed on the Christian liturgical year and paired with images of the seasons of the earth, each chapter includes an insightful and poignant narrative that illustrates the surprising richness to be found in every attention-getting moment. Following each narrative is a prayer, suggested scripture readings and a specific exercise you can use to develop your own practice of attention as a means to better connect with God. Accessible, humorous and meaningful, these words and practices will lead you further along your path toward discovering a deeper awareness of yourself and your relationship to all that is around you—and within you.

Soul Fire Accessing Your Creativity By Thomas Ryan, CSP 6 x 9, 160 pp, Quality PB 978-1-59473-243-0 $16.99

“Unleash your imagination through story, poetry and holistic exercises. Awakens you to deeper levels of spiritual awareness as you journey toward creativity and unlock the mystery within.” —THOMAS A. KANE

“Insightful and poignant.” —Episcopal Voice

“Beautiful, passionate and very personal … reminds us again of why we need to be aware of the present moment: that’s where God is.” —John Lionberger, author, Renewal in the Wilderness: A Spiritual Guide to Connecting with God in the Natural World

MARGARET D. MCGEE, a writer, teacher and leader of spiritual workshops and retreats, is author of Haiku—The Sacred Art: A Spiritual Practice in Three Lines (SkyLight Paths) and Stumbling Toward God: A Prodigal’s Return.

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Labyrinths from the Outside In Walking to Spiritual Insight— A Beginner’s Guide By Donna Schaper and Carole Ann Camp 6 x 9, 208 pp, Quality PB b/w illus. & photos 978-1-893361-18-8 $16.95

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Spiritual Leaders Who Changed the World The Essential Handbook to the Past Century of Religion Edited by Ira Rifkin and the Editors at SkyLight Paths Foreword by Dr. Robert Coles 6 x 9, 304 pp b/w photos, Quality PB 978-1-59473-241-6 $18.99

“A wonderful, provocative collection.” —BOB ABERNETHY

By The Rev. Canon C. K. Robertson, PhD Foreword by Archbishop Desmond Tutu 6 x 9, Quality PB 208 pp 978-1-59473-298-0 $16.99

A Dangerous Dozen 12 Christians Who Threatened the Status Quo but Taught Us to Live Like Jesus Blessed troublemakers—visionaries with the courage, like Jesus, to lead the way.

AGES 7+ Ten Amazing People And How They Changed the World By Maura D. Shaw Full-color illus. by Stephen Marchesi Foreword by Dr. Robert Coles 81⁄2 x 11, 48 pp Full-color illus., Hardcover 978-1-893361-47-8 $17.95

Meet twelve fascinating—at times, intimidating—Christian change agents who were unafraid to ask what God would have them do in the face of life’s realities—and unafraid to go ahead and do it. Their words and actions challenged the status quo, and in so doing they showed the face of Jesus to the Church and to the world. Whether calling us to live simply in the name of Jesus, showing the way to genuine peacemaking, or exemplifying the true meaning of courage, the legacies of these blessed troublemakers continue to inspire us today … if we let them. Paul of Tarsus • Mary Magdalene • Origen of Alexandria • Francis of Assisi Hildegard of Bingen • Thomas Cranmer • Sojourner Truth • Dorothy Day Dietrich Bonhoeffer • Janani Luwum • Oscar Romero • K. H. Ting “Gives us a dozen stirring exemplars who have challenged the world’s conventional wisdom on behalf of the gospel. Read and learn, and discover your own courage to love as God loves.” —The Most Rev. Katharine Jefferts Schori, author, The Heartbeat of God: Finding the Sacred in the Middle of Everything

Shows kids that spiritual people can have an exciting impact on the world around them.

“Invites us all to listen to that inner voice that continues to call us all— as ordinary people—to stand up and do extraordinary things for God.”

Black Elk Dorothy Day Malcolm X Mahatma Gandhi Martin Luther King Jr. Janusz Korczak Mother Teresa of Calcutta Albert Schweitzer Thich Nhat Hanh Desmond Tutu

THE REV. CANON C. K. ROBERTSON, PHD, is canon to the presiding bishop of The Episcopal Church, a noted scholar in the worldwide Anglican Communion,

—Fr. Albert Cutié

and distinguished visiting professor at the General Theological Seminary in New York City. A respected speaker on leadership development and conflict management, he serves on several national boards and has published many books, including Transforming Stewardship; Jesus and Paul: Global Perspectives; and Conversations with Scripture: The Acts of the Apostles. He has worked extensively with the U.S. Department of Education, the White House and in the film and television industry.

ARCHBISHOP DESMOND TUTU, renowned South African activist and cleric, received the Nobel Peace Prize in 1984, the Albert Schweitzer Prize for Humanitarianism in 1986, the Gandhi Peace Prize in 2005 and the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 2009, among other honors.

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HEALING & WHOLENESS

By Gordon Peerman

Restoring Life’s Missing Pieces The Spiritual Power of Remembering & Reuniting with People, Places, Things & Self By Caren Goldman

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Foreword by Dr. Nancy Copeland-Payton 6 x 9, 208 pp, Quality PB 978-1-59473-295-9 $16.99

Blessed Relief What Christians Can Learn from Buddhists about Suffering A thoughtful, down-to-earth look at helpful ways to lessen human suffering. This book takes you on a lively, sometimes light-hearted, journey through nine Buddhist practices that can bring “blessed relief” to a wide range of human suffering—and teaches you skills to reduce suffering in the long term for yourself and others. The practices help you: Loosen the grip of suffering • Engage and question limiting views, thoughts and opinions • Deconstruct ten common assumptions • Be present in each moment • Survive emotional storms • Develop peaceful communication skills • Deepen communication with your partner • Appreciate mortality and the preciousness of life • Cultivate compassion. As you read the chapters and engage in each practice, you will work with your own stories of suffering—stories in which you have felt abandoned, deprived, subjugated, defective, excluded or vulnerable—and you will learn how to release yourself from suffering by investigating it with curiosity and kindness. “A spiritual banquet … to heal our psyches and awaken our hearts. Helps us open to the unconditional love that is intrinsic to both Christianity and Buddhism.” —Tara Brach, clinical psychologist; author, Radical Acceptance

“Exceptional…. With uncommon vulnerability, engaging humor, and sure-footed counsel … invites us to hear and make our own a far vaster story arising from deep sources of wisdom East and West, whose language conveys the liberating spaciousness of being truly awake, aware and alive.” —John S. Mogabgab, editor, Weavings Journal

GORDON PEERMAN is an Episcopal priest and psychotherapist in private practice, as well as an adjunct faculty member at Vanderbilt Divinity School, where he teaches seminars in Buddhist-Christian dialogue. He also teaches mindfulness-based stress reduction at the Vanderbilt Center for Integrative Health, as well as mindfulness practices to Vanderbilt Medical School students.

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The Losses of Our Lives The Sacred Gifts of Renewal in Everyday Loss By Dr. Nancy Copeland-Payton 6 x 9, 192 pp, Quality PB 978-1-59473-307-9 $16.99 Hardcover 978-1-59473-271-3 $19.99

A Spirituality for Brokenness Discovering Your Deepest Self in Difficult Times By Terry Taylor 6 x 9, 176 pp, Quality PB 978-1-59473-229-4 $16.99

“Invites us to not only accept ourselves but to love our imperfections as part of what makes us whole and even beautiful. [With] accessible, helpful tools, this book will light your way.” —PATRICE VECCHIONE, AUTHOR, WRITING AND THE SPIRITUAL LIFE: FINDING YOUR VOICE BY LOOKING WITHIN

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Spiritually Healthy Divorce Navigating Disruption with Insight & Hope Chart a course to wholeness in the aftermath of divorce. Divorce is never easy and almost always includes profound experiences of pain, isolation, anger, despair and confusion. Here is a spiritual map for regaining your bearings, helping you move through the twists and turns of divorce in a spiritually healthy way. Drawing on her work as a pastor and counselor—and her personal experience with divorce—Carolyne Call proposes a threeprong approach to help you reset your compass on a new destination—wholeness. Supported by first-person accounts from men and women from a variety of faith traditions who have found their way through divorce, she helps you identify: • Where you want to go—“I want to be true to who I am” • Where you don’t want to go—the “cul-de-sacs” of bitterness, resentment, victimization and guilt • What you can do to get there “Like water in the desert—a lifeline for transformation.… A musthave resource for all in the helping professions, especially clergy, spiritual directors and therapists.” —Kay Lindahl, interfaith minister; founder, The Listening Center; author, The Sacred Art of Listening: Forty Reflections for Cultivating a Spiritual Practice

Recovery—The Sacred Art The Twelve Steps as Spiritual Practice

By Carolyne Call 6 x 9, 224 pp, Quality PB 978-1-59473-288-1 $16.99 CAROLYNE CALL, an ordained minister in the United Church of Christ, is director of the Office of Civic and Social Engagement and a lecturer in psychology at Saint Mary’s College in Notre Dame, Indiana. She serves as a spiritual adviser for those in the process of divorce while also conducting workshops and retreats on spiritual, psychological and moral development.

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Deepen your capacity to live free from addiction— and from self and selfishness. In this hope-filled approach to spiritual and personal growth, the Twelve Steps of Alcoholics Anonymous are uniquely interpreted to speak to everyone seeking a freer and more God-centered life. This special rendering makes them relevant to those suffering from specific addictions—alcohol, drugs, gambling, food, sex, shopping— as well as the general addictions we wrestle with daily, such as anger, greed and selfishness. Rami Shapiro describes his personal experience working the Twelve Steps as adapted by Overeaters Anonymous and shares anecdotes from many people working the Steps in a variety of settings. Drawing on the insights and practices of Christianity, Judaism, Buddhism, Taoism, Hinduism and Islam, he offers supplementary practices from different religious traditions to help you move more deeply into the universal spirituality of the Twelve Step system. “Full of wisdom, expanding and deepening Twelve Step insight with the author’s wide knowledge of world spiritual traditions.”

By Rami Shapiro Foreword by Joan Borysenko, PhD 51⁄2 x 81⁄2, 240 pp, Quality PB 978-1-59473-259-1 $16.99

—Thomas Bien, author, Mindful Recovery, Finding the Center Within

RAMI SHAPIRO, a longtime member of Twelve Step recovery, a rabbi and Twelve Step spiritual director, is a frequent lecturer and attendee at Twelve Step retreats, seminars and meetings. An award-winning storyteller, poet and essayist, he is also author of The Sacred Art of Lovingkindness: Preparing to Practice (SkyLight Paths) and many other books. JOAN BORYSENKO, PHD, president of Mind/Body Health Sciences, Inc., is an internationally known speaker and consultant in health and spirituality, integrative medicine and the mind/body connection. She is the best-selling author of Minding the Body, Mending the Mind and The Power of the Mind to Heal.

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PERSONAL GROWTH

By Nancy L. Bieber

Labyrinths from the Outside In Walking to Spiritual Insight—A Beginner’s Guide By Donna Schaper and Carole Ann Camp

51⁄2 x 81⁄2, Quality PB 208 pp 978-1-59473-289-8 $16.99

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Decision Making & Spiritual Discernment The Sacred Art of Finding Your Way Stay spiritually grounded and open to divine wisdom as you shape your life. Spiritual discernment is the traditional name for listening and responding to divine guidance. In this book you will approach decision making as an active participant, a co-creator with God in shaping your life. Drawing on twenty-five years of experience as a psychologist and fifteen years as a spiritual director, Nancy L. Bieber presents three essential aspects of Spirit-led decision making: • Willingness—being open to God’s wisdom and love • Attentiveness—noticing what is true, discerning the right path • Responsiveness—taking steps forward as the way becomes clear With gentle encouragement, Bieber shows how to weave these themes together to discover the best path for you. Each chapter is enriched by practical spiritual exercises to help you understand yourself and your specific situation, as well as to strengthen spiritual discernment as a daily way of life. An appendix includes a detailed guide for using the book in group study.

Journeys of Simplicity Traveling Light with _ Thomas Merton, Basho , Edward Abbey, Annie Dillard & Others By Philip Harnden 5 x 71⁄4, 144 pp Quality PB 978-1-59473-181-5 $12.99 128 pp, Hardcover 978-1-893361-76-8 $16.95

“Prayerfully and skillfully facilitates the readers’ recognition of ‘truths (they) already know … hidden anywhere in life,’ thus opening us to the heart of discernment as the process of living the values of our lives.” —Rose Mary Dougherty, SSND, author, Discernment: A Path to Spiritual Awakening; co-director, Companioning the Dying: Opening Fully to Living

“Weaves practical insights for cultivating discernment with pageturning stories and repeatable practices. [It] will create … healthy decisions that are the ripe fruit of ongoing practices for discernment.” —Kent Ira Groff, founding mentor, Oasis Ministries; author, What Would I Believe If I Didn’t Believe Anything? and Facing East, Praying West

Hearing the Call across Traditions Readings on Faith and Service Edited by Adam Davis

NANCY L. BIEBER is a spiritual director, psychologist and teacher with thirty years of experience in working with individuals and groups in transition and change. A core leader with Oasis Ministries for Spiritual Development, she leads spiritual formation retreats and workshops around the country. She also teaches at Lancaster Theological Seminary.

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Foreword by Eboo Patel 6 x 9, 352 pp, Quality PB 978-1-59473-303-1 $18.99

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PERSONAL GROWTH LY “DESPERATE NEEDED! TO DESTINED BE A BESTSELLER!”

Thanking and Blessing— The Sacred Art Spiritual Vitality through Gratefulness By Jay Marshall, PhD

By Sara Hacala

Foreword by Philip Gulley 51⁄2 x 81⁄2, 176 pp, Quality PB 978-1-59473-231-7 $16.99

“Gives hope and affirmation to all…. A wonderful blessing.” —NATIONAL CHURCH LIBRARY ASSOCIATION

6 x 9, Quality PB 240 pp 978-1-59473-314-7 $16.99

Saving Civility 52 Ways to Tame Rude, Crude and Attitude for a Polite Planet Is bad behavior the new normal? How do we change it?

The Sacred Art of Lovingkindness Preparing to Practice By Rami Shapiro Foreword by Marcia Ford 51⁄2 x 81⁄2, 176 pp, Quality PB 978-1-59473-151-8 $16.99

Cyberbullying, hostile and polarizing political infighting, and tasteless and tactless behavior may be on the rise, but it doesn’t have to be this way. Sara Hacala, a certified etiquette and protocol consultant, offers a definitive look at what civility means and how it can change the nature of everyday interaction. She goes beyond a superficial discussion of proper manners to present civility as a mind-set that encompasses values and attitudes that help you embrace your connections to others and repair society. Tapping the wisdom of ancient spiritual luminaries as well as the latest social science research, she provides fifty-two practical ways you can reverse the course of incivility and make the world a more enriching, pleasant place to live. “Insightful.… Goes beyond platitudes about the importance of treating one another with respect to practical, everyday advice…. An important resource guide for work, home and travel….” —Kerry Kennedy, president, Robert F. Kennedy Center for Justice and Human Rights

Hospitality—The Sacred Art Discovering the Hidden Spiritual Power of Invitation and Welcome By Rev. Nanette Sawyer Foreword by Rev. Dirk Ficca 51⁄2 x 81⁄2, 208 pp, Quality PB 978-1-59473-228-7 $16.99 “Gently voiced and clear … adds wonderful thoughtfulness and depth to the practices of a truly spiritual life.” —REV. CLARE BUTTERFIELD, DIRECTOR, FAITH IN PLACE

“In a cacophonous world increasingly made more unsettling by thoughtlessness, discourtesy and plain old-fashioned rudeness, Sara Hacala doesn’t just moan about our modern boorishness, she shows us how we can start being more kind and gentle to one another.” —Frank Deford, NPR commentator and author

“Provide[s] an antidote [to incivility], a compendium of helpful suggestions for acting and communicating with civility in every phase of our lives.”

—Rev. Charles L. Currie, SJ, president, Association of Jesuit Colleges and Universities

SARA HACALA is a frequent speaker on the topic of civility at college campuses, corporations, organizations and national conferences. She is president of Sara Hacala & Associates LLC, which provides full-service training and seminars in all aspects of business etiquette, manners and civility for corporate personnel, university students and individuals.

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PERSONAL GROWTH

The Sacred Art of Listening Forty Reflections for Cultivating a Spiritual Practice Hearing and listening are two different things. Learning to listen—really listen—requires sacred practice.

By Kay Lindahl Illus. by Amy Schnapper 8 x 8, 160 pp, Quality PB b/w illus. 978-1-893361-44-7 $16.99

The Sacred Art of Listening guides you through forty practices of deep listening—to our Source, to ourselves and to each other. Inspiring text and contemplative artwork combine to communicate the three essential qualities of deep listening— silence, reflection and presence. They demonstrate that the key to healthy relationships and spiritual transformation can be as basic as practicing the art of listening. You will learn how to: • Speak clearly from the heart • Communicate with courage and compassion • Heighten your awareness and sensitivity to opportunities for deep listening • Enhance your ability to listen to people with different belief systems “Unlocks multiple doors of separation and allows the reader to enter into realms of authentic and clear relationships.” —Rt. Rev. William E. Swing, Episcopal bishop, diocese of California; founder and president, United Religions Initiative

Practicing the Sacred Art of Listening A Guide to Enrich Your Relationships and Kindle Your Spiritual Life—The Listening Center Workshop Poor listening leads to misunderstandings and lost opportunities. Learning to listen well requires spiritual practice.

By Kay Lindahl 8 x 8, 176 pp, Quality PB 978-1-893361-85-0 $16.95 KAY LINDAHL is the founder of The Listening Center in Long Beach, California. For the past decade she has been teaching the sacred art of listening to a variety of groups all over the world, including religious leaders and spiritual seekers, health care professionals and members of the business community. She is an author of popular books about listening for adults and children.

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It happens at work and at home, with strangers and close friends, in heated debates and in quiet conversations—we hear someone speaking, but we don’t truly listen. Kay Lindahl’s highly respected workshops are attended by people from a broad range of backgrounds. Her first book, The Sacred Art of Listening, has been published to acclaim in North America, Europe and Asia. Now she offers practical, easy-to-follow advice and exercises to enhance your capacity to listen in a spiritfilled way. Using examples from her own life and her work as a teacher of the sacred art of listening, Lindahl explores the nature and use of silence, reflection and divine presence as foundational qualities of listening and shows you how you can apply these in your everyday life. This valuable workshop-in-a-book examines the varied ways we are called to deep listening, including: contemplative listening • reflective listening • heart listening • listening in groups • listening in conversations • and more… You will find yourself inspired to discover how different your conversations will be when you stop just talking and start really listening. “[Lindahl] is passionate about helping people communicate their authentic hearts to each other.... If these guidelines were followed, we would live in a transformed world.”

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Finding Hope Cultivating God’s Gift of a Hopeful Spirit By Marcia Ford Foreword by Andrea Jaeger 8 x 8, 176 pp, Quality PB 978-1-59473-211-9 $16.99

“Poignantly and beautifully written. Your spirits will soar as you rediscover the power of hope.... Highly recommended.” —ROBERT L. VENINGA, AUTHOR, A GIFT OF HOPE: HOW WE SURVIVE OUR TRAGEDIES

Spiritually Incorrect Finding God in All the Wrong Places By Dan Wakefield Illus. by Marian DelVecchio 51⁄2 x 81⁄2, 192 pp, Quality PB b/w illus. 978-1-59473-137-2 $15.99

By Rev. Susan Sparks 6 x 9, Quality PB 176 pp 978-1-59473-280-5 $16.99

Laugh Your Way to Grace Reclaiming the Spiritual Power of Humor Laughter—the GPS system for the soul. Laughter was honored by the ancients as a spiritual healing tool and celebrated by the world’s great religions. So why aren’t we laughing along the spiritual path today? What would happen if we did? In this personal and funny look at humor as a spiritual practice, Rev. Susan Sparks—an ex-lawyer turned comedian and Baptist minister—presents a convincing case that the power of humor radiates far beyond punch lines. Laughter can help you: • Remove the fearful mask of a God who doesn’t laugh • Debunk the myth that you don’t deserve joy • Find perspective when faced with adversity • Exercise forgiveness for yourself and others • Reclaim play as a spiritual practice • Heal—emotionally, physically and spiritually • Keep your faith when God is silent • Live with elegance, beauty and generosity of spirit “Like music, laughter is a universal language. And Susan Sparks speaks this language like no other. [This book] weaves humor and the sacred into one beautiful work of art. If you want to blast some fresh air into your spiritual life, then by all means read this book!” —Naomi Judd, multi-platinum country music artist; actress; author, Naomi’s Guide to Aging Gratefully and other books

“Thank God for Susan Sparks! By immersing ourselves in her honest insights, warm encouragement, and hysterical stories, we’re able to shatter the crust around our hearts that has kept us from fully experiencing the grace of life as God intended.” The Sacred Art of Forgiveness Forgiving Ourselves and Others through God’s Grace By Marcia Ford 8 x 8, 176 pp, Quality PB 978-1-59473-175-4 $18.99

—Peter Wallace, host and producer, Day1; author, Living Loved: Knowing Jesus as the Lover of Your Soul

REV. SUSAN SPARKS, the only female comedian in the country with a pulpit, is senior pastor of the historic Madison Avenue Baptist Church in New York City. She has been featured on ABC, PBS and CNN, as a regular guest with country music star Naomi Judd on Naomi’s New Morning on the Hallmark Channel, in the New York Times and in numerous comedy clubs. She is the recipient of an award from Intersections International for her interfaith work to promote justice, reconciliation and peace among diverse communities.

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How to Be a Perfect Stranger, 5th Edition The Essential Religious Etiquette Handbook The indispensable guidebook to help the well-meaning guest when visiting other people’s religious ceremonies.

Edited by Stuart M. Matlins and Arthur J. Magida 6 x 9, 432 pp, Quality PB 978-1-59473-294-2 $19.99 STUART M. MATLINS, publisher of SkyLight Paths Publishing, is editor of The Perfect Stranger’s Guide to Wedding Ceremonies and The Perfect Stranger’s Guide to Funerals and Grieving Practices. ARTHUR J. MAGIDA is a freelance editor and author.

We North Americans live in a remarkably diverse society, and it’s increasingly common to be invited to a wedding, funeral or other religious service of a friend, relative or coworker whose faith is different from our own. These can be awkward situations ... • What will happen? • What do I do? What do I wear? What do I say? • What should I avoid doing, wearing, saying? • Is it okay to use a video camera? • How long will it last? What are their basic beliefs? These are just a few of the basic questions answered in How to Be a Perfect Stranger. This easy-to-read guidebook, now with an “Everything You Need to Know Before You Go” checklist, helps the well-meaning guest to feel comfortable, participate to the fullest extent possible, and avoid violating anyone’s religious principles—while enriching their own spiritual understanding. “The things Miss Manners forgot to tell us about religion.” —Los Angeles Times

InterActive Faith The Essential Interreligious Community-Building Handbook A practical guide for embracing the growing religious pluralism in America.

Edited by Rev. Bud Heckman with Rori Picker Neiss Foreword by Rev. Dirk Ficca 6 x 9, 304 pp, Quality PB 978-1-59473-273-7 $16.99 Hardcover 978-1-59473-237-9 $29.99

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This practical guide to the key methods and resources of the interfaith movement will help you effectively engage people of other faith traditions in order to increase understanding and acceptance in your community and beyond. Drawing on the knowledge and experience of interfaith leaders from the world’s many faith traditions, this comprehensive resource provides practical ideas for connecting with people of all faiths and backgrounds through common concerns and activities that promote respect and support. It enables communities rich with diversity to work together to create paths toward peace and justice. REV. BUD HECKMAN is executive director of Religions for Peace USA and director for external relations for the Coexist Foundation. In 2009–10, he served on the Interfaith Cooperation Task Force of the White House Office of Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships. Rev. Heckman is a frequent speaker and writer on interfaith relations. RORI PICKER NEISS was lead staff of Religions for Peace-USA. Currently she is program coordinator for the Jewish Orthodox Feminist Alliance. REV. DIRK FICCA, executive director of the Council for a Parliament of the World’s Religions, is a moderator of Chicago Presbytery’s Committee on Ecumenical and Interreligious Relations.

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Religion Gone Astray What We Found at the Heart of Interfaith A challenging look at the deeper dimensions of interfaith dialogue—that which divides us personally, spiritually and institutionally. Virtually everyone acknowledges difficulty with some aspect of their own religious tradition, even if they are wholly devoted to their faith identity. These vulnerabilities can inhibit meaningful personal engagement with a faith tradition but they can also feed misunderstanding between religious institutions and undermine any hope of authentic interfaith dialogue. Expanding on the conversation started with their very successful first book, the Interfaith Amigos—a pastor, a rabbi and an imam—probe more deeply into the problem aspects of our religious institutions to provide a profound understanding of the nature of what divides us. They identify four common problem areas in the Abrahamic faiths—exclusivity, violence, inequality of men and women, and homophobia—and their origins. They explore the ways critics use these beliefs as divisive weapons. And they present the ways we can use these vulnerabilities to open the doors for more profound personal relationships, collaboration required to address our common issues, and true interfaith healing.

By Pastor Don Mackenzie, Rabbi Ted Falcon and Imam Jamal Rahman 6 x 9, 224 pp (est) Quality PB 978-1-59473-317-8 $18.99

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Getting to the Heart of Interfaith The Eye-Opening, Hope-Filled Friendship of a Pastor, a Rabbi and a Sheikh Featured in the New York Times, on CBS Evening News and on NPR’s On Point and Here & Now. A deeply personal journey to interfaith collaboration that offers hope for an inclusive and healing way of being together in the world. Too often religion seems to fuel more hatred than love, more conflict than collaboration. Interfaith Talk Radio’s “interfaith amigos”— a pastor, a rabbi and an imam—provide a rich understanding of the road to interfaith collaboration by sharing their stories, challenges and the inner spiritual work necessary to go beyond tolerance to a By Pastor Don Mackenzie, Rabbi Ted vital, inclusive spirituality. “A masterful first-hand account of interfaith dialogue. Insightful, interesting, informative, and important ... [will be] of great interest to individual readers and a rich resource for religious communities seeking to create such dialogue.” —Marcus J. Borg, Canon Theologian; best-selling author, The Heart of Christianity and other books

A “Best Spiritual Book of the Year.”

Falcon and Imam Jamal Rahman 6 x 9, 192 pp Quality PB 978-1-59473-263-8 $16.99

—Spirituality & Practice

PASTOR DON MACKENZIE is a retired minister and head of staff at University Congregational United Church of Christ in Seattle. RABBI TED FALCON is founder and rabbi of Bet Alef Meditative Synagogue in Seattle, and co-author of Judaism for Dummies. IMAM JAMAL RAHMAN is co-founder and Muslim Sufi minister at Interfaith Community Church, adjunct faculty at Seattle University, and author of The Fragrance of Faith: The Enlightened Heart of Islam.

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About the Art of Spiritual Living Series Because spirituality is much more than what you think—it’s what you do. Explaining little-known or misunderstood spiritual practices from around the world with clear instructions on how you can do it, too. All books on this page are 51⁄2 x 81⁄2, Quality PB.

224 pp $16.99 978-1-59473-268-3 “The joy of movement leaps off the pages.... Invaluable.” —REV. JANE E. VENNARD, AUTHOR, PRAYING WITH BODY AND SOUL

208 pp $16.99 978-1-59473-228-7 “Will transform you, your relationships, and your experience of God.”

208 pp $16.99 978-1-59473-289-8 “Practical insights for cultivating discernment with page-turning stories and repeatable practices.”

208 pp $16.99 978-1-59473-224-9 “A bountiful resource for anyone interested in nurturing a lifestyle of charity and justice.”

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192 pp $15.99 978-1-59473-078-8 “A major contribution to a lost art, discipline and spiritual practice.”

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Praying with Our Hands 21 Practices of Embodied Prayer from the World’s Spiritual Traditions By Jon M. Sweeney Photos by Jennifer J. Wilson Foreword by Mother Tessa Bielecki Afterword by Taitetsu Unno, PhD 8 x 8, 96 pp Quality PB 22 duotone photos 978-1-893361-16-4 $16.95

By Christine Valters Paintner, PhD 51⁄2 x 81⁄2, Quality PB 240 pp 978-1-59473-300-0 $16.99

Lectio Divina— The Sacred Art Transforming Words & Images into Heart-Centered Prayer Nurture your inner monk & surrender to the natural grace & rhythm of your heart’s deepest longings.

Secrets of Prayer A Multifaith Guide to Creating Personal Prayer in Your Life By Nancy Corcoran, CSJ 6 x 9, 160 pp Quality PB 978-1-59473-215-7 $16.99

Break open this ancient contemplative practice of listening deeply for God’s voice in sacred texts. Drawing on her own experience as a monk in the world, Christine Valters Paintner introduces the foundations for a practice of lectio divina. She closely examines each of the four movements of lectio divina as well as the rhythm they create when practiced as a process. She then invites you to expand your practice beyond traditional sacred texts to a sacred reading of the world through image, sound, nature and life experience. Whether you want to start a contemplative prayer practice or deepen your experience of lectio divina in new ways, you are invited to savor the gifts lectio divina has to offer your heart and spirit. “With perceptiveness and grace … revitalizes an ancient way of reading the universe. A beautiful reminder that, if only we can slow down enough to see again, the heavens are still reflecting the glory of God.” —Paula Huston, author, By Way of Grace: Moving from Faithfulness to Holiness

Women of Color Pray Voices of Strength, Faith, Healing, Hope and Courage Edited and with Introductions by Christal M. Jackson 5 x 7 ⁄2, 208 pp Quality PB 978-1-59473-077-1 $15.99 1

“Reveals how one of the central practices of ancient Christian spirituality remains meaningful and relevant for the third millennium. More than a mere introduction to sacred reading— it’s a creative and holistic invitation to a deeper spiritual life.” —Carl McColman, author, The Big Book of Christian Mysticism

CHRISTINE VALTERS PAINTNER, PHD, is a writer, teacher and the online abbess of www.abbeyofthearts.com, a virtual monastery dedicated to nurturing contemplative practice and creative expression. She is author of Water, Wind, Earth, and Fire: The Christian Practice of Praying with the Elements and co-author of Awakening the Creative Spirit: Bringing the Arts to Spiritual Direction. She frequently leads retreats and teaches on the wisdom of Benedictine, Celtic and desert ways of praying.

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Contemplative Crochet A Hands-On Guide for Interlocking Faith & Craft Discover how you can explore and strengthen your spiritual self through crochet. Includes ten original projects for beginners or experienced crocheters, including a prayer shawl, pocket mandala, prayer beads and more. “A gem…. Regardless of whether you do the projects, the gentle wisdom in this book instills beauty, peace and grace.” —Light of Consciousness

By Cindy Crandall-Frazier Foreword by Linda Skolnik 7 x 9, 208 pp, Quality PB b/w photos 978-1-59473-238-6 $16.99

"Deepens and expands what crocheters have long known— that crochet is a meditative and soulful pursuit. Mindful, heartfelt and philosophically engaging, this book is a blessing and a gift." —Noreen Crone-Findlay, designer, writer, doll-maker, artist, workshop facilitator and author

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The Knitting Way A Guide to Spiritual Self-Discovery By Linda Skolnik and Janice MacDaniels 7 x 9, 240 pp, Quality PB b/w photos 978-1-59473-079-5 $16.99 Follows the knitting journeys of the authors and other knitters to discover how they have used their knitting to explore and strengthen their spiritual selves and how you can do the same. Includes nineteen GREAT easy-to-follow FOR patterns and CHURCH instructions for GROUPS projects that anyone can do!

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Beading— The Creative Spirit Finding Your Sacred Center through the Art of Beadwork By Rev. Wendy Ellsworth 7 x 9, 240 pp, Quality PB 40+ b/w photos, 40 diagrams plus 8-page color insert 978-1-59473-267-6 $18.99 Believing that beading is a form of meditation through which we can access the Creative Spirit that is always present in us, internationally recognized professional bead artist Rev. Wendy Ellsworth offers multiple ways to explore beading as a spiritual journey of selfdiscovery. Includes fourteen exercises and beading projects.

“Remarkably insightful... Whether you do beading, pursue other artistic activities, or are interested in devotional practices, you will find this a powerful and engaging work” —ROBERT WUTHNOW, AUTHOR, CREATIVE SPIRITUALITY: THE WAY OF THE ARTIST

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The Painting Path Embodying Spiritual Discovery through Yoga, Brush and Color By Linda Novick Foreword by Richard Segalman 7 x 9, 208 pp, Quality PB b/w photos, plus 8-page color insert 978-1-59473-226-3 $18.99 Combines simple yoga-inspired breathing and stretching exercises to focus your mind and refresh your body with eleven original art projects that help you explore themes essential to both your creativity and your spirituality. Whether you’re a painting novice or an accomplished artist, this engaging book has a place for you.

“A playful, imaginative resource … like a fantastic painting workshop with a wonderful teacher…. Easy to follow … filled with inspiration and surprisingly deep awareness.” —SPIRIT OF CHANGE

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Soul Fire Accessing Your Creativity Trust the creativity within you—then get out of its way. Will show you how to cultivate your creative spirit, particularly in the second half of life, as a way to encourage personal growth, enrich your spiritual life and deepen your communion with God. Practical exercises at the end of each chapter help you awaken your creative spirit within. “Will easily lead the reader to a deeper contact with his/her creativity.” —Catholic Library World “Evocative and heartfelt ... inspires us to fan the sparks of creativity that lie within all of us!”

By Thomas Ryan, CSP 6 x 9, 160 pp, Quality PB 978-1-59473-243-0 $16.99

—Linda Novick, artist, art teacher and author of The Painting Path: Embodying Spiritual Discovery through Yoga, Brush and Color

The Scrapbooking Journey

The Soulwork of Clay

A Hands-On Guide to Spiritual Discovery

A Hands-On Approach to Spirituality

By Cory Richardson-Lauve

By Marjory Zoet Bankson

Foreword by Stacy Julian

Photos by Peter Bankson

7 x 9, 176 pp, Quality PB b/w photos, plus 8-page color insert 978-1-59473-216-4 $18.99

7 x 9, 192 pp, Quality PB b/w photos 978-1-59473-249-2 $16.99

Leads you on a celebration of the divine connection you can experience through scrapbooking. Includes eight original scrapbooking projects with dozens of variations—for both cut-and-paste and digital artists, beginning scrapbookers and published designers alike.

“Richardson-Lauve … obviously knows what she’s talking about— and it shows…. Challenges [scrapbookers] to take it one step further … [and] explore and grow in their spiritual life.” —ST. ANTHONY MESSENGER

Takes you through the seven-step process of making clay into a pot, drawing parallels at each stage to the process of spiritual growth. Through reflective questions in each chapter—along with twentyone unique clay projects that even beginners can do—this book invites you to reconnect with your body and spirit, and with the earth itself.

“Inspiring…. Shows how working with clay teaches us … about touch and staying centered, about the playfulness of choices, and about the crucible of transformation.” —SPIRITUALITY & PRACTICE

The Quilting Path A Guide to Spiritual Discovery through Fabric, Thread and Kabbalah By Louise Silk 7 x 9, 192 pp, Quality PB b/w photos & illus. 978-1-59473-206-5 $16.99 Anyone from the novice to the needlework expert will be nourished and gratified by the patchwork and appliqué experiences offered in this creative, engaging book. Ten carefully designed projects include: Log Cabin Quilt • String Pieced Pillows • Straight Furrows Baby Blanket • Quilting Carry-all Bag • Patchwork Prayer Shawl • Folk Art Appliqué Quilt • T-shirt Quilt … and more!

“Combines the mystical tradition of Kabbalah with quilting on a spiritual journey of awakening…. Shows you how the art of quilting can become a daily ritual of spiritual and psychological renewal, regardless of your faith.” —QUILTS WITH STYLE

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PERSONAL GROWTH—AGING

Creative Aging Rethinking Retirement and Non-Retirement in a Changing World Discover your unique gift.

By Marjory Zoet Bankson 6 x 9, 160 pp Quality PB 978-1-59473-281-2 $16.99

MARJORY ZOET BANKSON, an artist and spiritual guide, is author of five books, including The Soulwork of Clay: A Hands-On Approach to Spirituality (SkyLight Paths). Former president of Faith@Work (now called Lumunos) and editor of Faith@Work magazine for over twenty years, she now travels nationally to offer retreats and workshops. She currently teaches on spiritual companionship at Washington National Cathedral, the Servant Leadership School and Virginia Theological Seminary in Washington, D.C.

In a practical and useful way, Marjory Zoet Bankson explores the spiritual dimensions of retirement and aging. She offers creative ways for you to share your gifts and experience, particularly when retirement leaves you questioning who you are when you are no longer defined by your career. Drawing on stories of people who have reinvented their lives in their older years, Bankson explores the issues you need to address as you move into this generative period of life: • Release: Letting go of the vocational identity associated with your career or primary work • Resistance: Feeling stuck, stagnant, resisting change • Reclaiming: Drawing energy from the past, discovering unused gifts • Revelation: Forming a new vision of the future • Crossing Point: Moving from stagnation to generativity • Risk: Stepping out into the world with new hope • Relating: Finding or creating new structures for a new kind of work “A treasure. Don’t grow old without it.” —Rev. Holly W. Whitcomb, author, Seven Spiritual Gifts of Waiting

“Hits the right note … aging is not just about giving back, but about giving forward.” —Fr. Tom Ryan, author, Soul Fire: Accessing Your Creativity

“A great gift to everyone in the field of aging…. Strongly recommended for everyone in the third stage as well as professional and interested laypersons.” —Phoebe Girard, hospice worker; co-founder, Conscious Aging Network of New Mexico; former editorial board member, ASA Forum on Religion, Spirituality and Aging

Creating a Spiritual Retirement A Guide to the Unseen Possibilities in Our Lives

Discover how retirement can lead to new spiritual possibilities. “This is a powerful book…. A must-read for those wishing to enrich their ‘later years’ and a highly recommended book for all ages. One of the best books I have read in a long, long time.” —Barbara Russell Chesser, PhD, co-author, Chicken Soup for the Golden Soul

By Molly Srode 6 x 9, 208 pp, Quality PB b/w photos 978-1-59473-050-4 $14.99

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MOLLY SRODE is a retired hospital chaplain, former nun and author. She and her husband, Bernie Srode, a former priest, have been actively pursuing their spiritual lives together over the past twenty-five years. They are publishers of the Senior Spirituality Newsletter and co-authors of Keeping Spiritual Balance As We Grow Older: More than 65 Creative Ways to Use Purpose, Prayer, and the Power of Spirit to Build a Meaningful Retirement.

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How Did I Get to Be 70 When I’m 35 Inside? Spiritual Surprises of Later Life Have the courage and curiosity to face the inner changes of aging—and learn how they can help you find meaning in your later years. Unlike other authors, spiritual director Linda Douty discusses the challenges and surprises of aging by talking about how you actually feel, not what you’re supposed to feel. In a warm, down-to-earth voice, she offers a spiritually grounded method to adjust to the unexpected as you grow older. There is no one-size-fits-all here, but a variety of responses to the inner and outer transformations of aging and new ways of looking at them. She looks at surprises, welcome and unwelcome, concerning: Self-image • The physical body • Relationships • Spiritual life. Questions for reflecting on who you are in this period of your life—or who you would like to be—will help you live each day more purposefully and joyfully.

By Linda Douty 6 x 9, 208 pp Quality PB 978-1-59473-297-3 $16.99

“Kudos for Linda Douty! She has written the most engaging, honest, rollicking, helpful book on aging I’ve seen in a long time—quite possibly ever, in fact.” —Phyllis Tickle, compiler, The Divine Hours

“An honest, wise and practical user’s manual for ‘growing into age,’ brought to you by experienced guides who are personally making the passage. It’s a book that’s long been needed: deeply spiritual but never sentimental or agenda-driven.” —The Rev. Cynthia Bourgeault, author, The Wisdom Way of Knowing, Mystical Hope and Love Is Stronger Than Death

“A profoundly wise book that satisfies both mind and heart.” —Marjorie J. Thompson, pastor; author, Soul Feast: An Invitation to the Christian Spiritual Life

“Will provide robust guidance for the later years and be a source of compassion in dealing with the elders in your life.”

—J. David Forbes, MD

LINDA DOUTY, a leading speaker on the topics of meaningful aging, personal growth and spiritual formation, is author of How Can I Let Go If I Don’t Know I’m Holding On? and How Can I See the Light When It’s So Dark? She is a spiritual director, a contributor to Presence (the journal of Spiritual Directors International) and a dynamic retreat leader. She is on the faculty at the Academy for Spiritual Formation.

Keeping Spiritual Balance As We Grow Older More than 65 Creative Ways to Use Purpose, Prayer, and the Power of the Spirit to Build a Meaningful Retirement

By Molly and Bernie Srode 8 x 8, 224 pp, Quality PB, 978-1-59473-042-9

“Powerful…. A must-read for those wishing to enrich their ‘later years.’” —Barbara Russell Chesser, PhD

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Your guide to exploration and adventure in the years ahead. With creative, practical advice, this book is brimming with ideas to add purpose and spirit in the building of your meaningful retirement.

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E C O L O G Y, N AT U R E & S P I R I T U A L I T Y

Claiming Earth as Common Ground The Ecological Crisis through the Lens of Faith Gathers insights from ecology coalitions, emerging theologies, and spiritual and environmental activists to rally and inspire us to work across denominational lines in order to fulfill our sacred imperative to care for God’s creation. Contributors include: Rev. Woody Bartlett • Rev. Tom Carr Rev. Donna Schaper, PhD • Rev. Margaret Bullitt-Jonas, PhD Dr. Eboo Patel • Dr. Lowell “Rusty” Pritchard A “Top 10 Book for Enlightenment and Hope.” —Read the Spirit

By Andrea Cohen-Kiener Foreword by Rev. Sally Bingham 6 x 9, 192 pp, Quality PB 978-1-59473-261-4 $16.99

ANDREA COHEN-KIENER is director of the Interreligious Eco-Justice Network and a rabbi well known in the field of ecology and interfaith communities. She is author of Life on Earth: A User’s Guide. REV. SALLY BINGHAM, a homemaker turned Episcopal priest, founded the Regeneration Project, a not-for-profit organization that created the national Interfaith Power and Light Campaign to unite all faiths in efforts to prevent the catastrophic effects of global warming.

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Blessing the Animals Prayers and Ceremonies to Celebrate God’s Creatures, Wild and Tame Edited and with Introductions by Lynn L. Caruso 51⁄2 x 71⁄4, 256 pp, Quality PB 978-1-59473-253-9 $15.99 Hardcover 978-1-59473-145-7

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Earth, Water, Fire, & Air Essential Ways of Connecting to Spirit

Everyday Herbs in Spiritual Life A Guide to Many Practices

By Cait Johnson

Foreword by Rosemary Gladstar

6 x 9, 224 pp, Hardcover 978-1-893361-65-2 $19.95

7 x 9, 208 pp, Quality PB 20+ b/w illus. 978-1-59473-174-7 $16.99

“Opens up the deep, rich possibility to transform your relationship to these basic elements…. A book to savor.” —KAY LINDAHL

Renewal in the Wilderness A Spiritual Guide to Connecting with God in the Natural World By John Lionberger 6 x 9, 176 pp, Quality PB b/w photos 978-1-59473-219-5 $16.99

“Sensual, sophisticated, smart and very practical.” —REV. DONNA SCHAPER

What Animals Can Teach Us about Spirituality Inspiring Lessons from Wild and Tame Creatures

Woman Spirit Awakening in Nature Growing Into the Fullness of Who You Are

By Diana L. Guerrero

Foreword by Eileen Fisher

6 x 9, 176 pp, Quality PB 978-1-893361-84-3 $16.95

8 x 8, 224 pp, Quality PB b/w illus. 978-1-59473-250-8 $16.99

“Reminds us that wilderness offers us rapture, grace, and ultimately, transcendence.” —SY MONTGOMERY

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“A beautiful synthesis of healing wisdom.” —THE RT. REV. CHILTON KNUDSEN

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Running—The Sacred Art Preparing to Practice By Dr. Warren A. Kay

51⁄2 x 81⁄2, Quality PB 192 pp (est) 978-1-59473-299-7 $16.99

Foreword by Kristin Armstrong 51⁄2 x 81⁄2, 160 pp Quality PB 978-1-59473-227-0

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“Practical wisdom and a down-to-earth approach that the spiritually hungry runner will find satisfying. The emphasis placed on journal keeping adds an important dimension to the art of spiritual running. Illuminating.” —REV. ROGER JOSLIN, AUTHOR, RUNNING THE SPIRITUAL PATH

Spiritual Adventures in the Snow Skiing & Snowboarding as Renewal for Your Soul By Dr. Marcia McFee and Rev. Karen Foster Foreword by Paul Arthur 51⁄2 x 81⁄2, 208 pp Quality PB 978-1-59473-270-6

By Rev. Michael Attas, MD, and Rabbi Eric Eisenkramer

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“Explains the phenomena of a lifestyle in snow … the tranquility and peacefulness, the exhilaration and treacherousness … [the] magical, spiritual connection that ties us to the mountains, the wonder that propels us through the snow and through our lives.” —KRISTIN KRONE, FORMER OLYMPIC SKIER

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Fly Fishing—The Sacred Art Casting a Fly as a Spiritual Practice Capture the spiritual potential inherent in every cast of the fly rod. We go fly fishing to catch fish, to experience the rush of adrenaline when a trout rises to the surface, grabs the fly, and the line goes taut. But the fly line is more than a way to connect human beings to fish. Each cast of the fly line connects us to nature, to others and to the Divine Presence. In this unique exploration of fly fishing as a spiritual practice, an Episcopal priest and a rabbi illuminate what each step on a fly-fishing trip has to teach us about reflection, awe and wonder of the natural world, the benefits of solitude, the blessing of community and the search for the Divine. Tapping the wisdom in the Christian and Jewish traditions, they outline seven steps of a typical fly-fishing trip and the lessons found within: • The Off-Season and Fly Tying: Anticipation and Preparation • The Drive to the River: Unplugging from the World • Wading into the Stream: Finding Our Place in Nature • Fly Casting: Searching for God at the End of the Line • Setting the Hook: Life and Death on the Stream • The Drive Home: Contemplation and Reflection • “It Was This Big”: Sharing Our Stories For people of all faiths and all levels of fly-fishing experience—or none. Includes “Getting Started,” guiding first-time anglers through the basics of fly rod and fishing gear, casting a fly, places to fly fish, and suggested readings and websites. REV. MICHAEL ATTAS, MD, an avid fly fisher for over forty years, is assisting priest at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Waco, Texas, a practicing cardiologist, professor of medical humanities at Baylor University and columnist for the Waco Tribune Herald. During the summer months, he works as a volunteer fly-fishing guide in Colorado. RABBI ERIC EISENKRAMER is creator of The Fly Fishing Rabbi: A Blog about Trout, God and Religion, and a contributor to Trout magazine and Reform Judaism magazine. He is the spiritual leader of Temple Shearith Israel in Ridgefield, Connecticut.

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Honoring Motherhood Prayers, Ceremonies & Blessings

Woman Spirit Awakening in Nature Growing Into the Fullness of Who You Are

Edited and with Introductions by Lynn L. Caruso

By Nancy Barrett Chickerneo, PhD

5 x 71⁄4, 272 pp, Hardcover 978-1-59473-239-3 $19.99

Foreword by Eileen Fisher 8 x 8, 224 pp, Quality PB b/w illus. 978-1-59473-250-8 $16.99

Contributors include: Maya Angelou • Anita Diamant • George Eliot • Robert Frost • Kahlil Gibran • Princess Grace of Monaco • Hafiz • Thich Nhat Hanh • Gerard Manley Hopkins • Linda Lawrence Hunt • Laurie Klein • Anne Lamott • Gabriela Mistral • Gunilla Norris • Sappho • Masaoka Shiki • Mirabai Starr • Rabindranath Tagore • Jeanne Murray Walker • and many more.

An invitation to experience the lifeenergizing process of reclaiming your spiritual roots through nature.

“Thought-provoking.... [Provides] ways to come alive to your senses.” —SPIRITUALITY & PRACTICE

Bread, Body, Spirit Finding the Sacred in Food Edited and with Introductions by Alice Peck 6 x 9, 224 pp, Quality PB 978-1-59473-242-3 $19.99 Provocative and insightful, these eclectic and beautiful pieces will open your eyes to the aweinspiring link between nourishment and nirvana. Contributors include: Geoffrey Shugen Arnold, Sensei • Wendell Berry • Joan Chittister, OSB • Ram Dass • Marc David • Kahlil Gibran • Jane Goodall • Thich Nhat Hanh • Barbara Kingsolver • Julius Lester • Mary Rose O’Reilley • Mary Oliver • Grace Paley • Omid Safi • Kristen Wolf • and many more.

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Divining the Body Reclaim the Holiness of Your Physical Self

Women of Color Pray Voices of Strength, Faith, Healing, Hope and Courage

By Jan Phillips

Edited and with Introductions by Christal M. Jackson

8 x 8, 256 pp, Quality PB 978-1-59473-080-1 $16.99

Next to Godliness Finding the Sacred in Housekeeping

5 x 71⁄4, 208 pp, Quality PB 978-1-59473-077-1 $15.99

Edited by Alice Peck

An entirely new way to look at your body as a pathway to the Divine.

Inspiring, heartfelt prayers, poetry, lyrics, meditations and affirmations from women of color around the world.

“Thoughtful, surprising ... aims to inspire us to think differently about how we keep our domestic space. The importance of loving family, self, and something transcendent ties these writings together. It’s hard to resist.”

“Potent insight, profound information, spirited practices, all wrapped up in sumptuous prose…. Each page sings the truth of ourselves as embodied spirit.” —JEAN HOUSTON, PHD

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Edited by Kathe Schaaf, Kay Lindahl, Kathleen S. Hurty, PhD, and Reverend Guo Cheen New Feminist Christianity Many Voices, Many Views Edited by Mary E. Hunt and Diann L. Neu 6 x 9, 384 pp, Hardcover 978-1-59473-285-0 $24.99 Powerful insights from ministers, theologians, activists, leaders, artists and liturgists who are shaping the future.

“There are certain books you read with a highlighter in hand so you can pinpoint special passages of delight and challenge. There are certain books you long to discuss in a community of like-minded people. This is one such book.” —CHRISTIAN FEMINISM TODAY

White Fire A Portrait of Women Spiritual Leaders in America By Malka Drucker Photographs by Gay Block 7 x 10, 320 pp, Hardcover b/w photos 978-1-893361-64-5 $24.95 This remarkable book gives voice and image to the too often invisible, ignored or overlooked narrative of women’s spiritual leadership in America today.

Foreword by Joan Chittister, OSB 6 x 9, Hardcover 250 pp (est) 978-1-59473-313-0 $24.99

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Women, Spirituality and Transformative Leadership Where Grace Meets Power A dynamic conversation on the power of women’s spiritual leadership and its emerging patterns of transformation. The world is in crisis and it seems that many are looking to women to heal the planet and our human family. Before women can step into our full potential as leaders and guides in this moment, we must individually reconnect with our deepest wisdom and with our spiritual roots; collectively heal the many dimensions of separation that keep us fragmented and ineffective as agents of social change; and globally reclaim our rightful place as spiritual leaders in service of a balanced and compassionate new paradigm. This empowering resource engages women in an interactive exploration of the challenges and opportunities on the frontier of women’s spiritual leadership. Through the voices of North American women representing a matrix of diversity—ethnically, spiritually, religiously, generationally and geographically—this book will inspire women to new expressions of their own personal leadership and invite them into powerful collaborative action. Topics include: • How do our spiritual values inform us about living with the challenges and blessings of diversity? • How do we stand for the greatness of each other? • How do we catalyze our collective transformational power as women of spirit and faith? KATHE SCHAAF, a co-founder of Gather the Women Global Matrix, has convened numerous collaborative conversations engaging women and women’s organizations. KAY LINDAHL, a Certified Listening Professional and founder of The Listening Center, is author of The Sacred Art of Listening. KATHLEEN S. HURTY, PHD, a teaching fellow in leadership studies at Pacific Lutheran Theological Seminary, is an educator, a grant writer and a public speaker. REVEREND GUO CHEEN is an ordained Buddhist nun. All four are ambassadors for the Council for the Parliament of World Religions and co-conveners of Women of Spirit and Faith.

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SACRED TEXTS SkyLight Illuminations offer today’s spiritual seeker an enjoyable entry into the great classic texts of the world’s spiritual traditions. Each classic is presented in an accessible translation, with facing pages of guided commentary from experts, giving readers the keys they need to understand the history, context and meaning of the text. All books on this page are 51⁄2 x 81⁄2, Quality PB.

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John and Charles Wesley Selections from Their Writings and Hymns— Annotated & Explained Annotation by Paul W. Chilcote 51⁄2 x 81⁄2 224 pp (est) Quality PB 978-1-59473-309-3 $16.99 The excerpts from John and Charles Wesley, with probing facing-page commentary, will provide insight not only into the renewal of dynamic and vital Christianity, but into the struggles and concerns of all who seek to be faithful participants in God’s vision of peace in every age.

St. Ignatius Loyola— The Spiritual Writings Selections Annotated & Explained Annotation by Mark Mossa, SJ 51⁄2 x 81⁄2 224 pp (est) Quality PB 978-1-59473-301-7 $16.99 This fascinating introduction to Ignatian spirituality draws from contemporary translations of original texts focusing on the practical mysticism of Ignatius of Loyola.

Annotation by Mary C. Earle Foreword by John Philip Newell 51⁄2 x 81⁄2, Quality PB 176 pp 978-1-59473-302-4 $16.99

Celtic Christian Spirituality Essential Writings—Annotated & Explained The forgotten truths of Celtic Christianity provide a portal into a spiritual way of experiencing the world. The Celtic Christians beheld the world around them and perceived the divine life of God as upholding every aspect of the material universe. Their prayers and poems, their liturgies and theological interpretations give Christians a sense of faith that is confident in a merciful and infinitely creative, healing God. In this introduction to Celtic Christian spirituality, Mary Earle presents primary texts from the Celtic Christian tradition—selections from the works of Pelagius, Eriugena and St. Patrick, as well as prayers and poems from Wales, the Outer Hebrides and Ireland. These essential writings direct humanity to read the “book of creation” as well as the Bible, and call us to remember that “matter matters.” Earle’s engaging facing-page commentary explores how faithful Christians and spiritual seekers can take inspiration from this lively tradition’s ways of embodying and living the gospel. Topics include: Creation • Daily life and work • Incarnation • Pilgrimage Blessing • Social justice • Prayer “With uncanny grace and deftness … [weaves] the soul-wrenching beauty of Celtic spirituality and the joy of contextual understanding into a seamless and deeply satisfying whole. The result, like the biblical Psalter itself, is a loving companion for all the times and seasons of our lives.” —Phyllis Tickle, compiler, The Divine Hours

“A gift to all spiritual seekers…. [Makes] the wisdom of the Celtic spiritual tradition easily accessible. Read this collection slowly, allowing the rhythms to touch your soul.” —Rev. Jane E. Vennard, author, Praying with Body and Soul

MARY C. EARLE, an Episcopal priest, retreat leader and spiritual director, is author of The Desert Mothers: Spiritual Practices from the Women of the Wilderness, and co-author of Holy Companions: Spiritual Practices from the Celtic Saints and Praying with the Celtic Saints. She has offered retreats and classes on the Celtic Christian tradition for over twenty years in seminary, conference and national settings. She is a frequent contributor to www.explorefaith.org. JOHN PHILIP NEWELL, a scholar, teacher and poet, is internationally acclaimed for his work in the field of Celtic spirituality. He is best-selling author of Christ of the Celts and other works, and former warden of Iona Abbey in the Western Isles of Scotland.

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Edited by Rabbi Stephen B. Roberts, BCJC

Disaster Spiritual Care Practical Clergy Responses to Community, Regional and National Tragedy

6 x 9, Hardcover 500 pp (est) 978-1-59473-312-3 $50.00

Edited by Rabbi Stephen B. Roberts, BCJC, and Rev. Willard W.C. Ashley, Sr., DMin, DH

AVAILABLE NOVEMBER 2011

Professional Spiritual and Pastoral Care A Practical Clergy and Chaplain’s Handbook The definitive reference for spiritual and pastoral caregivers. This is the first comprehensive resource for spiritual and pastoral care—a vital resource for clergy, seminarians, chaplains, pastoral counselors and caregivers of all faith traditions. It integrates the classic foundations of pastoral care with the latest approaches on spiritual care. It is specifically intended for professionals who work or spend time with congregants in acute care hospitals, behavioral health facilities, rehabilitation centers and long-term care facilities. The contributors to this resource are experts in their fields, and include eight current or past presidents of the major chaplaincy organizations. Topics include: • The Theology of Spiritual and Pastoral Care—How do you create a theology to do spiritual/pastoral care? • The Process of Spiritual and Pastoral Care—The general theory behind spiritual/pastoral care; caring reflective listening; aiding life review; chaplaining around end of life; conducting spiritual assessments; creating and implementing a pastoral plan; ethics. • Spiritual/Pastoral Care with Special Populations and Their Needs—International cultures and immigrants, pediatrics, mental health, LGBT, disabled, palliative care with chronic illness, arrested and complicated grief. • The Infrastructure of Spiritual and Pastoral Care—How to begin strategic planning, standards of care for all professional chaplains, quality assurance, quality improvement, designing sacred spaces, cultural competencies. RABBI STEPHEN B. ROBERTS, BCJC, is co-editor of Disaster Spiritual Care: Practical Clergy Responses to Community, Regional and National Tragedy (SkyLight Paths), a past president of the National Association of Jewish Chaplains, and former associate executive vice president of the New York Board of Rabbis overseeing the Jack D. Weiler Chaplaincy Program, which employs chaplains in over fifty health care facilities. He is also chairman emeritus and a founder of Disaster Chaplaincy Services, Inc., a partnership program within the American Red Cross in Greater New York.

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6 x 9, 384 pp Hardcover 978-1-59473-240-9 $40.00 The first comprehensive resource for pastoral care in the face of disaster— a vital resource for clergy, seminarians, pastoral counselors and caregivers of all faith traditions.

Caresharing A Reciprocal Approach to Caregiving and Care Receiving in the Complexities of Aging, Illness or Disability By Marty Richards 6 x 9, 256 pp Quality PB 978-1-59473-286-7 $16.99

“Opens up a world of possibilities of ways to ‘share’ the caring experience and provides a detailed path to support people on their own journey.” —REV. GWEN BRANDFASS, CHAIR, FORUM ON RELIGION, SPIRITUALITY AND AGING (A CONSTITUENT GROUP OF THE AMERICAN SOCIETY ON AGING)

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Invites children of all faiths and backgrounds to encounter God openly through moments in their own lives. Full-color illus. by Annette Compton 11 x 81⁄2, 32 pp, Hardcover Full-color illus. 978-1-58023-195-4 $17.95

Explores fear and hope, faith and gratitude, in a way that kids will understand. Full-color illus. by Joani Keller Rothenberg 9 x 12, 32 pp, Hardcover Full-color illus. 978-1-58023-177-0 $17.95

A “Best Spiritual Book of the Year.”

ALSO AVAILABLE:

God’s Paintbrush Celebration Kit A Spiritual Activity Kit for Teachers and Students of All Faiths, All Backgrounds

—SPIRITUALITY & HEALTH

What is heaven? Where do we find it? This charming story teaches that heaven is often found in the places where we least expect it. Full-color illus. by Kathryn Kunz Finney

Teaches that God can be found where we are: within all of us and the relationships between us. A magical, mythical tale. Full-color illus. by Sally Sweetland

9 x 12, 32 pp, Hardcover Full-color illus. 978-1-58023-054-4 $16.95

9 x 12, 32 pp, Hardcover Full-color illus. 978-1-879045-86-6 $16.95

By Sandy Eisenberg Sasso and Rev. Donald Schmidt 91⁄2 x 12, Hardcover 40 Full-color Activity Sheets, Teacher Folder & Instructions 978-1-58023-050-6 $21.95 8-Student Activity Sheet Pack (40 sheets/5 sessions) 978-1-58023-058-2 $19.95 God’s Paintbrush Teacher’s Guide A Guide for Christian and Jewish Educators and Parents

Edited by Jeffrey L. Schein and Joseph M. Blair

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Shows children how our actions affect the people around us, and how we can work with God to create a better world. Full-color illus. by Avi Katz 9 x 12, 32 pp, Hardcover Full-color illus. 978-1-58023-080-3 $16.95

Shares the ultimate harmony of belief in one God by people of all faiths, all backgrounds. Full-color illus. by Phoebe Stone 9 x 12, 32 pp, Hardcover Full-color illus. 978-1-879045-26-2 $16.99 ALSO AVAILABLE IN SPANISH:

El nombre de Dios 9 x 12, 32 pp, Hardcover Full-color illus. 978-1-893361-63-8 $16.95

81⁄2 x 11, 32 pp, PB 978-1-879045-57-6 $8.95

How Naamah, Noah’s wife, saves each plant on Earth. Full-color illus. by Bethanne Andersen 9 x 12, 32 pp, Hardcover Full-color illus. 978-1-58023-134-3 $16.95

A “Best Book of the Year.” —PUBLISHERS WEEKLY

A SkyLight Paths Book

AGES 5+

Invites adults’ and kids’ conversations about anger and how we have the power to deal with it in positive ways. ★ ALA Booklist starred review

AGES 8+

Four different stories of women briefly mentioned in biblical tradition and religious texts, but seldom explored.

Full-color illus. by Joani Keller Rothenberg

Full-color illus. by Bethanne Andersen

9 x 12, 32 pp, Hardcover Full-color illus. 978-1-58023-123-7 $16.95

9 x 12, 32 pp, Quality PB Full-color illus. 978-1-58023-372-9 $8.99

SANDY EISENBERG SASSO is rabbi of Congregation Beth-El Zedeck in Indianapolis. She is active in the interfaith community and has written and lectured on the renewal of spirituality and the discovery of religious imagination in children of all faiths.

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Ten Amazing People And How They Changed the World Shows kids that spiritual people can have an exciting impact on the world around them. Black Elk • Dorothy Day • Malcolm X • Mahatma Gandhi • Martin Luther King Jr. • Janusz Korczak • Mother Teresa of Calcutta • Albert Schweitzer • Thich Nhat Hanh • Desmond Tutu “Beautifully written and illustrated…. A wonderful way to introduce young people to the lives, spirits, and visions of these exemplars.”

AGES 7+

—Rev. Michael Keane

By Maura D. Shaw Full-color illus. by Stephen Marchesi Foreword by Dr. Robert Coles 81⁄2 x 11, 48 pp Full-color illus., Hardcover 978-1-893361-47-8 $17.95

MAURA D. SHAW is author of several books for young readers. STEPHEN MARCHESI has created numerous illustrations for textbooks, magazines and picture books, including Martin Luther King, Jr. and the March on Washington; Meet Abraham Lincoln; and Mars: The Red Planet.

Spiritual Biographies for Young Readers AGES 7+

By Maura D. Shaw Illustrations by Stephen Marchesi 63⁄4 x 83⁄4, 32 pp, Full-color and b/w illus., Hardcover

Black Elk

Dorothy Day

Gandhi

Native American Man of Spirit

A Catholic Life of Action

India’s Great Soul

Thich Nhat Hanh

978-1-59473-043-6 $12.99

978-1-59473-011-5 $12.99

978-1-893361-91-1 $12.95

Buddhism in Action

Through historically accurate illustrations and photos, inspiring ageappropriate activities and Black Elk’s own words, this colorful biography introduces a remarkable person in a way children can understand and enjoy.

Introduces children to one of the most inspiring women of twentiethcentury America.

“Well-written and easy-to-follow … presents readers with the opportunity to delve into Day’s world.”

Introduces important concepts of freedom, equality and justice among people of all backgrounds and religions. Opens the way for teaching children how to achieve their goals through persistence and persuasion rather than violence and fighting.

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978-1-893361-87-4 $12.95 Warm illustrations, photos, age-appropriate activities and Thich Nhat Hanh’s own poems introduce a great man in a way children can understand and enjoy.

“Beautiful images ... speak directly to the heart, and practical exercises will help children learn the simple secret of living in peace.” —MARTIN BOROSON

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By Lawrence Kushner and Karen Kushner Full-color illus. by Dawn W. Majewski

By Lawrence Kushner and Gary Schmidt

11 x 81⁄2, 32 pp Full-color illus., Hardcover 978-1-58023-092-6 $17.99

Full-color illus. by Matthew J. Baek

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Lights children’s creativity and shows how God is with us every day, in every way.

“Empowers children to do God’s work…. Meaningful messages ... valuable.” —ALA BOOKLIST

LAWRENCE KUSHNER, widely regarded as one of the most creative theologians in America, is Emanu-El scholar at Congregation Emanu-El in San Francisco. He is author of many award-winning books for adults and children. KAREN KUSHNER, a clinical social worker, has spent many years working with children in religious education programs.

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By Nancy Sohn Swartz Full-color illus. by Melanie Hall 9 x 12, 32 pp Full-color illus. Hardcover 978-1-879045-99-6 $16.95

9 x 12, 32 pp Full-color illus. Hardcover 978-1-58023-224-1 $16.99

A “Top 10 Religion Book for Youth.” —ALA BOOKLIST

Reminds parents and kids of all faiths and all backgrounds that each of us has the power to make the world a better place— working ordinary miracles with our everyday deeds.

This spirited story, with its lively illustrations, celebrates the interconnectedness of nature and the harmony of all living things.

“Uplifting.... Unwinds with a crisp rhythm ... gently stylized paintings exude a timeless feel.”

“A charming retelling of the creation story with an inspiring twist…. A lovely story, well told and lavishly illustrated.”

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GARY SCHMIDT, a Newbery Award winner, teaches literature at Calvin College. See left for bio of Lawrence Kushner.

NANCY SOHN SWARTZ is a certified elementary school teacher.

By The Children of America 8 x 10, 48 pp Full-color illus. Hardcover 978-1-879045-46-0 $16.95 “If there were an Eleventh Commandment, what would it be?” Children of many religious denominations across America answer this question—in their own drawings and words.

“Wonderful.… This unusual book provides both food for thought and insight into the hopes and fears of today’s young.” —ALA BOOKLIST

Helping Children Grieve REV. MOLLY PHINNEY BASKETTE, MDIV, is senior minister of First Congregational Church of Somerville, United Church of Christ, in Massachusetts. NECHAMA LISS-LEVINSON, PHD, is a psychologist and author of many articles on the impact of death and grieving on children and adults. Drawing on concepts from psychology and a broad perspective on Christian faith, provides a sensitive and practical resource that will help children cope with the death of a loved one. Kids can write, draw, create and express feelings via concrete, hands-on activities. By Rev. Molly Phinney Baskette, MDiv, and Nechama Liss-Levinson, PhD 8 x 10, 48 pp 2-color text, Hardcover 978-1-59473-212-6 $16.99

“Gives room for grief to blossom into a blessing. I am glad my own grandchildren will be able to use this book some day.” —ELIOT DALEY, FORMER PRODUCER, MISTER ROGERS’ NEIGHBORHOOD; AUTHOR, FATHER FEELINGS

By Rev. Molly Phinney Baskette, MDiv, and Nechama Liss-Levinson, PhD Foreword by Lynn L. Caruso 8 x 10, 48 pp 2-color text, Hardcover 978-1-59473-221-8 $16.99

AGES 7+

Drawing on concepts from psychology and a broad multifaith perspective, this sensitive and practical resource will help children cope with the death of a beloved animal. Kids can write, draw, create and express feelings via concrete, hands-on activities.

“Sensitive, inviting and respectful of both kids and animals … may help grieving young people tremendously.” —SY MONTGOMERY, AUTHOR, THE GOOD, GOOD PIG

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CHILDREN’S BOOKS All books in this section are for ages 3–6 10 x 81⁄2, 32 pp, Full-color photo illus., Quality PB, $8.99 AGES 3–6

Does God Ever Sleep?

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By Joan Sauro, CSJ A charming nighttime reminder that God is always present in our lives.

“Engaging, gentle, poetic words and images … reassure children of God’s words, ‘l will be with you.’” —CHURCH EDUCATOR

Does God Forgive Me?

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By August Gold; Full-color photos by Diane Hardy Waller A vibrant and fun way to introduce children to the idea of forgiveness. Gently shows how God forgives all that we do if we are truly sorry.

“Attractively illustrated…. Integrates rhyme and dialogue in a manner that allows children to place themselves in the scenes.” —MONTREAL ANGLICAN

Does God Hear My Prayer?

978-1-59473-102-0

By August Gold; Full-color photos by Diane Hardy Waller Helps children learn how to communicate with God—without fantasy.

“Upbeat, heartfelt … definitely belongs in church and home libraries, especially for children who are beginning a prayer practice and asking questions…. Poetic text is complemented by relevant, multicultural photos [that] range in emotions from playful to profound.” —NATIONAL CHURCH LIBRARY ASSOCIATION

How Does God Listen?

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By Kay Lindahl; Full-color photos by Cynthia Maloney Playfully explores with kids how God listens and how learning to listen is important.

“What a lovely book!... Helps children come to know the God who hears them even when they are silent.” —SANDY EISENBERG SASSO, AUTHOR, GOD’S PAINTBRUSH

Where Does God Live?

978-1-893361-39-3

By August Gold and Matthew J. Perlman Helps children develop their own direct and personal understanding of God in their lives.

“Heartfelt and right at a child’s level of understanding…. A sweet, safe place to start a conversation about God.” —AMERICAN LIBRARY ASSOCIATION’S BOOKLIST

AGES 0–4

By Sandy Eisenberg Sasso Illus. by Joani Keller Rothenberg 978-1-59473-205-8 $7.99

By Sandy Eisenberg Sasso Illus. by Annette Compton 978-1-59473-265-2 $7.99

By Sandy Eisenberg Sasso Illus. by Bethanne Andersen 978-1-893361-56-0 $7.95

By Sandy Eisenberg Sasso Illus. by Phoebe Stone 978-1-893361-10-2 $7.99

By Nancy Sohn Swartz Illus. by Melanie Hall 978-1-59473-044-3 $7.99

By Lawrence Kushner and Karen Kushner; Illus. by Dawn W. Majewski 978-1-893361-24-9 $7.99

By Lawrence Kushner and Karen Kushner; Illus. by Dawn W. Majewski 978-1-893361-23-2 $7.99

By Lawrence Kushner and Karen Kushner; Illus. by Dawn W. Majewski 978-1-893361-17-1 $7.99

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