Issuu on Google+

SLP F14 trade cover.indd 1

P. 2

RE V. AN ITA L. BR AD SH AW , P HD

Implement Conscious Ch oices, Manage Emotio ns & Build a Thrivi ng Christian Co mmunity

CONGREGA ((EEvveenn If You HatTION e Botthh ) How to

IN YO U R

CHANGE & C O N F L IC T

CHURCH LEADERSHIP RELIGION

P. 5

PERSONAL GROWTH

P. 4

P. 3

WOMEN’S INTEREST

P. 8

P. 7

P. 22

ISLAM

Presorted Standard U.S. Postage Paid LongHill Partners, Inc.

BIBLICAL COMMENTARY

NEW BOOKS

For Seekers & Believers of All Traditions Walking Together, Finding the Way ®

THEOLOGY

Address Service Requested

Sunset Farm Offices, Route 4 P.O. Box 237 Woodstock, Vermont 05091

www.skylightpaths.com

P. 1

CHRISTIAN LIFE

SKY PATHS

Woodstock, Vermont

PATHS P UBLISHING

PUBLISHING

SKY For Seekers & Believers of All Traditions Walking Together, Finding the Way®

from The Rebirthing of God: Christianity’s Struggle for New Beginnings (p. 9)

NEW & RECENTLY PUBLISHED BOOKS & Selected Backlist

FALL 2014

5/19/14 3:51 PM


Contents New & Recently Published CALLING ON GOD Inclusive Christian Prayers for Three Years of Sundays Peter Bankson and Deborah Sokolove 1 CHANGE AND CONFLICT IN YOUR CONGREGATION (EVEN IF YOU HATE BOTH) How to Implement Conscious Choices, Manage Emotions and Build a Thriving Christian Community Rev. Anita L. Bradshaw, PhD 2 DREAMING—THE SACRED ART Incubating, Navigating and Interpreting Sacred Dreams for Spiritual and Personal Growth Lori Joan Swick, PhD 17 EMBRACING THE DIVINE FEMININE Finding God through the Ecstasy of Physical Love— The Song of Songs Annotated and Explained Rabbi Rami Shapiro; Foreword by Rev. Cynthia Bourgeault, PhD 7 THE FORGIVENESS HANDBOOK Spiritual Wisdom and Practice for the Journey to Freedom, Healing and Peace Created by the Editors at SkyLight Paths 4 HILDEGARD OF BINGEN Essential Writings and Chants of a Christian Mystic—Annotated and Explained Dr. Sheryl A. Kujawa-Holbrook 8 LIKE A CHILD Restoring the Awe, Wonder, Joy and Resiliency of the Human Spirit Rev. Timothy J. Mooney 11 MUSSAR YOGA Blending an Ancient Jewish Spiritual Practice with Yoga to Transform Body and Soul Edith R. Brotman, PhD, RYT-500; Foreword by Alan Morinis 16 OPENINGS, 2ND EDITION A Daybook of Saints, Sages, Psalms and Prayer Practices Rev. Larry J. Peacock 10 PRACTICAL INTERFAITH How to Find Our Common Humanity as We Celebrate Diversity Rev. Steven Greenebaum 5 THE REBIRTHING OF GOD Christianity’s Struggle for New Beginnings John Philip Newell 9 SACRED LAUGHTER OF THE SUFIS Awakening the Soul with the Mulla’s Comic Teaching Stories and Other Islamic Wisdom Imam Jamal Rahman 12 SECRETS OF A SOULFUL MARRIAGE Creating and Sustaining a Loving, Sacred Relationship Jim Sharon, EdD, and Ruth Sharon, MS 13 SHE LIVES! Sophia Wisdom Works in the World Rev. Jann Aldredge-Clanton, PhD 3 SPIRITUAL GUIDANCE ACROSS RELIGIONS A Sourcebook for Spiritual Directors and Other Professionals Providing Counsel to People of Differing Faith Traditions Edited by Rev. John R. Mabry, PhD 14 THAT’S A MITZVAH AGE Liz Suneby and Diane Heiman 1– 4 S Full-color illus. by Laurel Molk 23 WOMEN, SPIRITUALITY AND TRANSFORMATIVE LEADERSHIP Where Grace Meets Power Edited by Kathe Schaaf, Kay Lindahl, Kathleen S. Hurty, PhD, and Rev. Guo Cheen 15 RECENTLY PUBLISHED IN PAPERBACK!

SKY

PATHS Publishing

A division of LongHill Partners, Inc. Sunset Farm Offices, Route 4, P.O. Box 237 Woodstock, Vermont 05091 Tel: (802) 457-4000 Fax: (802) 457-4004

www.skylightpaths.com Find us on Facebook® Facebook is a registered trademark of Facebook, Inc.

Orders: 800-962-4544 (8:30 AM –5:30 PM EST M–F) Email: sales@skylightpaths.com

SLP F14 trade cover.indd 2

SkyLight Paths books are distributed by: Baker & Taylor • Ingram • Blackwell • Brodart Quality • Unique • YBP • New Leaf • Spring Arbor All books may not be available from all distributors.

U.S. Trade Bookstore Sales Reps: NEW ENGLAND REGION

(ME, NH, VT, MA, CT, RI) Rovers LLC 68 Main St., Acton, MA 01720 Tel: (978) 263-7723 • Fax: (978) 263-7721 wwabooks@aol.com

MID-ATLANTIC REGION

(NY, PA, NJ, MD, DE, DC, WV) Rovers LLC 2937 Ogden St., Philadelphia, PA 19130 Tel: (215) 829-1642 • Fax: (215) 243-7319 wejrover@verizon.net

MID-WEST REGION

(MN, WI, MI, IA, KS, MO, KY, OH, IL, IN) Eichkorn & Associates, Inc. 122 Fox Haven Drive, O’Fallon, MO 63368 Tel: (636) 695-4300 • Fax: (636) 695-4301 jeichbooks@aol.com

WESTERN REGION

Order Information Bookseller Support Program

We recognize our responsibility to help you, the bookseller, sell our books. While we do detailed marketing for each new book, we want you to know that we also have an ongoing national ad/PR program for each backlist book that includes print, radio, and TV appearances targeted at a broad range of specific audiences—Christian, Jewish, recovery, New Age, spiritual seeker, student, professional and general.

Desk and Examination Copy Policy

College and university instructors are entitled to one complimentary desk copy of a book adopted for course use. Desk copy requests must be submitted in writing on departmental letterhead and include course title, instructor’s name, course number, approximate enrollment and semester or quarter taught. Upon request, we email review copies of books in PDF format for course adoption consideration. We believe that our prices for books suitable for course adoption are reasonable; therefore, we do not provide complimentary paper review copies. However, if a book is purchased from SkyLight Paths Publishing and then adopted for a course, upon request we will refund the full purchase price.

Trade Discount Schedules 2014 Prepay for free freight & higher discounts # Books Prepaid No Return Orders

(CA, HI, NV, AK, WA, OR, ID, MT, CO, UT, WY, AZ, NM) Nancy Suib & Associates 4114 Lyman Road, Oakland, CA 94602 Tel: (510) 482-2303 • Fax: (510) 482-8573 nancy.suib@gmail.com

SOUTHEAST AND SOUTHWEST REGIONS (FL, MS, AL, GA, SC, NC, TN, VA, TX, OK, LA, AR) Blue4Books 8333 Jersey Ave. N., Brooklyn Park, MN 55445 Tel: (763) 744-6921 • Fax: (312) 624-7927 ian@blue4books.com

Outside the United States:

IN SOUTH AFRICA: Janice Barry Hay House South Africa (Pty) Ltd • P.O. Box 990, Witkoppen, 2068 • Tel/Fax: +27 (0)11 954 5560 info@hayhouse.co.za IN CANADA: Bayard-Novalis 10 Lower Spadina Ave., Ste. 400, Toronto, Ontario M5V 2Z 2 Tel: (416) 363-3303 • Fax: (416) 363-9409 Toll-free orders: (800) 387-7164 tradebooks@novalis-inc.com IN THE U.K. AND EUROPE: Deep Books Unit 3, Goose Green Trading Estate 47 East Dulwich Road, London SE22 9BN England Tel: (44) 208-693-0234 • Fax: (44) 208-693-1400 sales@deep-books.co.uk IN AUSTRALIA: Rainbow Book Agencies Pty Ltd. 508 High Street (rear) via Hubert Street, Preston, Victoria 3072 Australia • Tel: (61-3) 9470-6611 Fax: (61-3) 9470-2381 • rba@rainbowbooks.com.au

SkyLight Paths, “Walking Together, Finding the Way,” and colophon are trademarks of LongHill Partners, Inc., registered in the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. Printed in the United States of America © 2014 SkyLight Paths Publishing / All Rights Reserved

Indicates a United

UMW Methodist Women’s Pick

20% 44% 48%

And Free Freight In U.S.

Prepaid S.T.O.P. only 42% 46%

SkyLight Paths, Jewish Lights and GemStone Press titles combine for discount.

Terms

Net 30 days. A finance charge of 1.5% per month is added to all unpaid invoices after 30 days. All initial orders must be prepaid.

Overstock Returns

For net 30 orders: Returns after 6 months from invoice date and as long as book is still in print for credit only. Returns must include a copy of the original invoice or credit will be for 50% of retail. Books must be in resellable, undamaged condition and in print. No permission required. Books not eligible for credit will be returned at your expense. Send returns to SkyLight Paths Publishing, 28 River St., Windsor, VT 05089.

Damaged Returns / Shipment Errors

For books received damaged or in error, permission is required to return.

Shipping & Handling

• For prepaid nonreturnable orders, SkyLight Paths pays shipping in the continental U.S. If a special shipping method is requested, you will be charged for the cost. • For net 30 orders we bill for UPS or FedEx Ground shipping unless you request another shipper. • Freight is FOB our warehouse in Windsor, Vermont.

All titles in this catalog have bar coding. SkyLight Paths Publishing ISBN prefixes: 978-1-893361-, 978-1-59473Jewish Lights Publishing ISBN prefixes: 978-1-879045-, 978-1-58023SkyLight Paths Publishing and Jewish Lights Publishing are divisions of LongHill Partners, Inc. Federal EIN 03–0291396 Dates, titles, manufacturing specifications, prices and availability subject to change without notice.

SkyLight Paths Publishing www.skylightpaths.com Sunset Farm Offices, Route 4, P.O. Box 237, Woodstock, VT 05091 Tel: (802) 457-4000 Fax: (802) 457-4004 (24-hour) Orders: (800) 962-4544 (8:30 AM–5:30 PM EST M–F) (please have your 5-digit account number) Email: sales@skylightpaths.com

Reading List Pick

Short Discount

1–4 5–49 50+

Net 30 Orders

Cover art © Margaret Woodsen Nea

© 2014 by SkyLight Paths Publishing • All rights reserved.

Printed in the United States of America.

5/19/14 3:51 PM


CHRISTIANITY / PRAYER Prayers for today’s world, written in ordinary English for Christians who long for a way to talk to and about God that feels fresh yet still connected to tradition.

NEW

1

• Appropriate for personal devotion as well as leading worship. • Follows the annual procession of the seasons. • Ideal for Christian prayer groups. MORE ABOUT THE BOOK These prayers were born from the collaborative style of the Seekers Church, a progressive Christian congregation called to creative liturgical expression, inclusive language, shared leadership and a radical understanding of the priesthood of all believers. They invite readers to become aware of the presence of God, to give God thanks and praise, and to pray for others as well as themselves. They remind readers to give thanks for human inventions, like heated houses, telephones and refrigerators, as well as for the wonders of the natural world, the wildness of the Holy Spirit and the forgiveness embodied in Jesus Christ. They help readers lament the evils of poverty, violence and oppression of all kinds while remaining mindful of God’s promises of healing for a broken world. Valuing evocative imagery, rhythmic phrasing and attentiveness to the weekly cycle of readings of the Revised Common Lectionary, these prayers strive both to name the Divine in ways that are faithful to scripture and to describe both humans and God in terms that go beyond traditional gender roles and expectations. ALSO OF INTEREST

6 x 9, 300 pp (est)

978-1-59473-568-4 Trade Paperback

$16.99

Available September 2014 SHELVING MAIN: Religion/Christian Life/Prayer ALTERNATE: Religion/Prayerbooks/Christian Peter Bankson has been a popular preacher, regular presider at worship, and spiritual guide for Seekers Church since the mid-1980s. In Seekers, he is a member of the Servant Leadership Team (staff) and the mission groups that support worship and the ministry of place. Deborah Sokolove is director of the Henry Luce III Center for the Arts and Religion at Wesley Theological Seminary, where she also serves as professor of art and worship. She writes and teaches on the relationship between the arts, culture and religious traditions. She is author of Sanctifying Art: Inviting Conversation between Artists, Theologians, and the Church.

Authors’ Home Area:

WASHINGTON, DC

Christine Valters Paintner, PhD Annotation by The Rev. Canon C. K. Robertson, PhD 5½ x 8½, 240 pp, 978-1-59473-300-0 Foreword by The Most Rev. Katharine Jefferts Schori Preface by Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu Trade PB $16.99 5½ x 8½, 208 pp, 978-1-59473-524-0, Trade PB $16.99

www.skylightpaths.com • Orders: 800-962-4544

SLP F14 Trade 5th pass.indd 1

5/19/14 11:43 AM


NEW

2

Change & Confli ConfliC Ct in Your

Congregation How to Implement Conscious Choices, Manage Emotions & Build a Thriving Christian Community Bra

dsh

aw

SLP

Sky PaLight th S

CHRISTIANITY / LEADERSHIP

CHANGE & CONFLICT IN Y O U R

ION CONGREGAateT Botthh ) H ((EEven If YouHow to Implement oices, Conscious Ch ns & Manage Emotio g Build a Thrivin munity Christian Com

A W , P HD L. BRADSH R E V . A N IT A 6 x 9, 200 pp (est) 978-1-59473-578-3 Trade Paperback $16.99

Available September 2014 SHELVING MAIN: Religion/Christian Church/ Leadership ALTERNATE: Religion/Leadership

Offers positive, relational strategies for navigating change and channeling conflict into a stronger sense of community. • Practical and clear methods for implementing change, managing disagreements and encouraging imaginative thinking and creative responses to difficult situations. • Revitalizes the theology of change and conflict by examining relevant stories and teachings in the Bible. • Ideal for lay leaders, clergy and denominational administrators. MORE ABOUT THE BOOK Change and conflict are often feared in churches— but they don’t need to be. When church leaders learn to see these difficulties as normal, healthy parts of being a community, it is much easier to navigate them with a minimum of anxiety and bad behavior. Leaders can let go of their fears and face change and conflict as catalysts for moving forward in the mission of showing God’s love and justice to the world. In fact, there is no way to move forward in mission without change and conflict.

Rev. Anita L. Bradshaw, PhD, theologian and consultant, helps congregations across the denominational spectrum grow through change and find healthy resolution to conflict. She has taught at universities and seminaries across the United States and has served as a parish pastor, interim pastor and interim denominational executive.

Author’s Home Area: MINNEAPOLIS, MN ALSO OF INTEREST

Edited by Rev. Willard W. C. Ashley Sr., MDiv, DMin, DH 6 x 9, 384 pp, 978-1-59473-432-8

Hardcover $40.00

Translated into Russian

The first comprehensive resource for teaching spiritual leadership development in the twenty-first century— for all faith traditions.

Kay Lindahl 8 x 8, 176 pp, 978-1-893361-85-0

Trade PB $18.99

www.skylightpaths.com • Orders: 800-962-4544

SLP F14 Trade 5th pass.indd 2

5/19/14 3:40 PM


CHRISTIANITY / THEOLOGY Meet the ministers and laypeople driving foundational Christian theological change— restoring sacred value to women and girls—in pursuit of just and equal faith communities.

LIVES!

So

phia Works i Wisdom n the W orld

• Provides creative, expansive, genderbalanced worship resources, including original hymns and locations of feminist emancipatory faith communities throughout the United States and Canada.

She Lives! presents fascinating narratives of clergy and laypeople who are changing the institutional church and society by restoring biblical female divine names and images to Christian theology, worship symbolism and liturgical language. Their stories reveal the connection between multicultural female divine images in worship and justice in human relationships, illustrating Wisdom’s works such as gender equality, racial equality, marriage equality, economic justice, care of creation, nonviolence, interfaith collaboration and expanding spiritual experience.

3

SHE

• Ideal for laypeople and clergy to use in churches, ritual groups, retreats, workshops, conferences, academic classes and personal exploration.

MORE ABOUT THE BOOK

NEW

REV. JANN ALDR 6 x 9, 300 pp (est)

978-1-59473-573-8 Trade Paperback

EDGE-CLANTON

, PHD

$18.99

Available September 2014 SHELVING MAIN: Religion/Christian Theology ALTERNATE: Religion/Theology Rev. Jann Aldredge-Clanton, PhD, an innovative feminist theologian and popular teacher, leads workshops and conferences throughout the United States on expanding images of the Divine, helping people deepen their spiritual experience and contribute to justice and peace. She is an award-winning author of nine books, two hymnbooks and a children’s musical. Ordained in the Alliance of Baptists, she ministers in ecumenical and interfaith settings. She cochairs the national ecumenical, multicultural Equity for Women in the Church Community.

ALSO OF INTEREST

Author’s Home Area: DALLAS, TX

“Outstanding contributors.... A comprehensive and invaluable volume with strong mainstream appeal.” —H ALA’s Booklist starred review UMW Pick

Lana Dalberg Foreword by Kathe Schaaf 6 x 9, 304 pp, 978-1-59473-480-9

Edited by Kathe Schaaf, Kay Lindahl, Kathleen S. Hurty, PhD, and Reverend Guo Cheen 6 x 9, 288 pp, 978-1-59473-548-6

Trade PB $18.99

Trade PB $18.99

www.skylightpaths.com • Orders: 800-962-4544

SLP F14 Trade 3rd pass.indd 3

5/16/14 1:12 PM


4

NEW

SPIRITUALITY / SELF-HELP Inspiration, encouragement and spiritual practice from across faith traditions for all who seek hope and wholeness through letting go. • Will gently move readers toward the wholeness and freedom that come from true forgiveness. • Offers a wide range of perspectives, with contributors from a variety of faith traditions. • For use by individuals as well as groups in worship or counseling settings. MORE ABOUT THE BOOK

6 x 9, 300 pp (est)

978-1-59473-577-6 Trade Paperback $18.99

Available August 2014 SHELVING

MAIN: Self-Help/Spiritual ALTERNATE: Religion/Spirituality

SkyLight Paths, based in Woodstock, Vermont, is the publisher of many award-winning personal growth books for people of all faith traditions—and none.

No matter the depth of the hurt, readers will find courage to face the past and begin the process of letting go in the warmth and wisdom of this inspiring guidebook. Contributors active as spiritual directors, clergy, religious scholars and retreat leaders draw on the depths of their own spiritual practice, religious traditions and sacred texts to offer hope and encouragement for the journey of forgiveness. They provide a rich variety of practices for cultivating an open and forgiving heart, as well as step-by-step guidance in the process of forgiveness.

Contributors include:

Translated into Korean

A book from Jewish Lights, SkyLight Paths’ sister imprint

ALSO OF INTEREST

Translated into German and Russian

Rev. Carolyne Call Rev. Dr. Joan Brown Campbell Paul Wesley Chilcote, PhD William Cleary Rabbi Andrea Cohen-Kiener Marcia Ford Rabbi Edwin Goldberg Kent Ira Groff Rabbi Karyn D. Kedar Rev. Timothy J. Mooney Gordon Peerman M. Basil Pennington, OCSO Imam Jamal Rahman Rev. Canon C. K. Robertson, PhD Rev. Nanette Sawyer Rabbi Rami Shapiro Rev. Susan Sparks Sohaib N. Sultan Rev. Jane Vennard Rev. Peter Wallace .... and many others

Marcia Ford 8 x 8, 176 pp, 978-1-59473-175-4

Karyn D. Kedar 6 x 9, 176 pp, 978-1-58023-451-1

Trade PB $18.99

Trade PB $16.99

www.skylightpaths.com • Orders: 800-962-4544

SLP F14 Trade 5th pass.indd 4

5/19/14 3:40 PM


-1

RELIGION

NEW

5

Explores Interfaith as a faith— and as a positive way forward. Offers a practical, down-toearth approach to a more spiritually fulfilling life. • Defines what Interfaith is—a faith rooted in compassion that celebrates human diversity. • Explores the foundations needed to start an Interfaith spiritual community. • For people of any tradition interested in exploring diverse spiritual paths without feeling they must abandon their own. MORE ABOUT THE BOOK Drawing from his personal experience, Rev. Steven Greenebaum explains what goes into becoming an Interfaith minister as well as choosing the right minister for your Interfaith community. Along the way, he includes voices from Living Interfaith Church, the community he founded and that was featured in the New York Times, sharing their whys and hows of participating in an Interfaith church. He also offers resources such as Interfaith liturgy and guides to Interfaith church governance.

ALSO OF INTEREST

6 x 9, 160 pp (est)

978-1-59473-569-1 Trade Paperback

$16.99

Available September 2014 SHELVING

MAIN: Religion/General ALTERNATE: Religion/Spirituality

Rev. Steven Greenebaum, an Interfaith minister and founder of Living Interfaith Church in Lynnwood, Washington, is the author of The Interfaith Alternative. Featured in the New York Times, he speaks and leads workshops on Interfaith and compassion as the core of our diverse spiritual traditions throughout the United States and Canada.

Author’s Home Area: SEATTLE, WA

“Urges readers not to let religion of any denominational flavor become a stumbling block to a profound encounter with God. Tackles headon thorny topics too often avoided in fuzzier writing on spirituality.... Forward-thinking ... a cup of cool water to the spiritually dehydrated.” Annotation by Rami Shapiro Foreword by Richard Rohr 5½ x 8½, 336 pp, 978-1-59473-515-8

Tom Stella Foreword by The Rev. Canon Marianne Wells Borg 6 x 9, 160 pp, 978-1-59473-485-4

Trade PB $16.99

Trade PB $16.99

—Publishers Weekly

www.skylightpaths.com • Orders: 800-962-4544

SLP F14 Trade 3rd pass.indd 5

5/16/14 1:12 PM


SkYLiGHT iLLUMiNATiONS

BEST-SELLiNG B AckLiST

Translated into Portuguese

Translated into Italian and Russian

6

5½ x 8½, 192 pp, 978-1-59473-207-2

5½ x 8½, 160 pp, 978-1-893361-45-4

Trade PB $16.99

Trade PB $16.99

Trade PB $16.99

Translated into Czech

5½ x 8½, 256 pp, 978-1-59473-244-7

Trade PB $16.99

5½ x 8½, 256 pp, 978-1-59473-222-5

Trade PB $16.99

Translated into Russian

5½ x 8½, 240 pp, 978-1-59473-103-7

Trade PB $16.99

Translated into French, Italian and Portuguese

5½ x 8½, 288 pp, 978-1-59473-236-2

5½ x 8½, 208 pp, 978-1-59473-204-1

5½ x 8½, 160 pp, 978-1-893361-31-7

5½ x 8½, 176 pp, 978-1-893361-51-5

Trade PB $16.99

Trade PB $15.99

Trade PB $16.99

www.skylightpaths.com • Orders: 800-962-4544

SLP F14 Trade 3rd pass.indd 6

5/16/14 1:12 PM


NEW

RELIGION / SEXUALITY A fascinating new look at the Song of Songs as the union of Lady Wisdom and the seeker of Wisdom.

SkyLi S k y L i g hg h t I l l u m i n a t i t Illum ons ination s

Em bracin g Em b racing ththe e

inee DDi vivin min inin inee FFeem

• Will appeal to Christian and Jewish spiritual seekers and the spiritually independent who are looking for teachings and practices rooted in but not limited to religion.

Finding G od throug the EcsFindin G oys d ic thalrough h the Ecsta tasy ogf P h Love— sy of Phys The Soic al Lo ng o f ve So— ngs The So Ann nogtao tefd So & Exn plg s ed ain Annotate

• Presented in an accessible new translation, with facing pages of guided commentary.

d & Explai

ned

A fascinat ing new loo k at A fasth cin e So ating ng of neSo w ng looskas atthe the un Soion ng of of So Lady ngsWi as sdth om e and union theofseLa ekdy erWi ofsd Wiom sdom an— d the th seeekDi ervin ofe Wi Fesd mom inine — the an Divin d yo e u. Feminine and you.

MORE ABOUT THE BOOK Holding it sacred yet troubled by its thinly veiled eroticism, for millennia Jews and Christians have read the Song of Songs as an allegory of God’s love for Israel— the classic Jewish understanding—or Jesus’s love for his Church—the classic Christian understanding. Embracing the Divine Feminine restores the Song’s eroticism and interprets it as a celebration of the love between the Divine Feminine and the contemporary spiritual seeker. In this fresh translation, Lady Wisdom offers seekers physical and spiritual intimacy with her that they might awaken to and participate wisely in the unity of God, woman, man and nature. Intriguing facing-page commentary provides historical, religious and spiritual insights from Christian and Jewish wisdom traditions as well as clear comparisons to other translations.

7

Rabbi Rami Shapiro Rabau bithRoram of iThSh e Di apviniro e Feminine auth Se

in Biblical Wisd orlec oftio Thnse An Dino vintat om Literature: e Fe edmi &nin Exepla SelecFo inine Bibdlical Wisdom tiorew ns An tatRe edv. & ordnoby Literature: pla CyEx ine nth d ia Bourgeau Forew ord by Rev. Cy

nthia Bourge

lt, PhD ault, PhD

5½ x 8½, 200 pp (est)

978-1-59473-575-2 Trade Paperback

$16.99

Available October 2014 SHELVING MAIN: Religion/Biblical Commentary ALTERNATE: Religion/Sexuality

Rabbi Rami Shapiro is an award-winning author, rabbi, theologian, storyteller and essayist. He is author of Recovery—The Sacred Art: The Twelve Steps as Spiritual Practice; The Sacred Art of Lovingkindness: Preparing to Practice; Perennial Wisdom for the Spiritually Independent: Sacred Texts—Annotated & Explained and The Divine Feminine in Biblical Wisdom Literature: Selections Annotated & Explained, among other books.

Translation & Annotation by Rabbi Rami Shapiro; Foreword by Rev. Cynthia Bourgeault, PhD

Translation & Annotation by Rabbi Rami Shapiro

Translated into Portuguese

Trade PB $16.99

5½ x 8½, 208 pp, 978-1-59473-217-1

5½ x 8½, 288 pp, 978-1-59473-310-9

Trade PB $16.99

5½ x 8½, 240 pp, 978-1-59473-109-9

ALSO OF INTEREST

Rev. Cynthia Bourgeault, PhD, is an Episcopal priest and retreat leader focusing on Christian spirituality. She is principal teacher for the Contemplative Society in Victoria, British Columbia, and founding director of the Aspen Wisdom School in Aspen, Colorado.

Trade PB $16.99

Author’s Home Area: NASHVILLE, TN

Translation & Annotation by Teresa J. Hornsby Foreword by Amy-Jill Levine

www.skylightpaths.com • Orders: 800-962-4544

SLP F14 Trade 5th pass.indd 7

5/19/14 3:43 PM


8

PREViOUSLY CHRISTIANITY / WOMEN’S INTEREST ANNOUNcED

Hildegard of Bingen Essential Writings and

A groundbreaking introduction to Hildegard’s rich and varied writings.

• Grouped by theme, providing a deeper understanding of this influential spiritual figure than single-themed collections can. • Provides readers with suggestions for how to read or “listen” to medieval mystical texts as well as how to engage fully with Latin chants.

Explained

• Presented in an accessible translation, with facing pages of guided commentary.

Kujawa-Holbrook

MORE ABOUT THE BOOK

5½ x 8½, 200 pp (est)

978-1-59473-514-1 Trade Paperback $16.99

Available November 2014 SHELVING MAIN: Religion/Christianity/Saints ALTERNATE: Religion/Christian Life/Women’s Issues Dr. Sheryl A. Kujawa-Holbrook, an Episcopal priest, is a popular teacher, speaker and retreat leader on topics related to Christian spirituality, mysticism, social activism and interreligious encounter. A professor of practical theology at Claremont School of Theology, Claremont Lincoln University, and professor of Anglican studies at Bloy House, the Episcopal Theological School at Claremont, she is author of Pilgrimage—The Sacred Art: Journey to the Center of the Heart, among other books.

Hildegard of Bingen (1098–1179) was a Christian mystic, visionary, abbess, composer, dramatist, poet and healer. The brilliance and passion of her writings—including inscriptions of her visions, letters, liturgical antiphons, hymns, a morality play and medical and scientific works—speak to readers within the church as well as those who are not formally religious but have an interest in mysticism, the spiritual life, the relationship between spirituality and creativity, feminist and eco-spiritualities and the arts. Though considered a controversial figure in her day, Hildegard was recently canonized and proclaimed a doctor of the church, an honor extended to only three other women saints in Christian history.

ALSO OF INTEREST

Author’s Home Area: LOS ANGELES, CA

“creative ... very practical.... Paintner wants us to experience the joys of our inner monk and artist.” —Spirituality & Practice Annotation by Christine Valters Paintner, PhD 5½ x 8½, 192 pp, 978-1-59473-373-4

Annotation by Mary C. Earle Foreword by Roberta C. Bondi 5½ x 8½, 224 pp, 978-1-59473-513-4

Trade PB $16.99

Trade PB $16.99

www.skylightpaths.com • Orders: 800-962-4544

SLP F14 Trade 3rd pass.indd 8

5/16/14 1:16 PM


CHRISTIANITY REcENTLY PUBLiSHED Internationally respected

9

spiritual leader and author John Philip Newell challenges readers to explore the major features of a new beginning for Christianity. • Speaks to Christians as well as seekers of other traditions. • Offers hope during a time of dramatic changes in Western Christianity. • Uses the holy island of Iona as an icon of new beginnings. • Draws on modern prophets from East and West, including Thomas Berry, Aung San Suu Kyi, Mary Oliver, Bede Griffiths, Thomas Merton, Mahatma Gandhi, Carl Jung and Simone Weil. FROM THE INTRODUCTION

6 x 9, 160 pp

“The Rebirthing of God is a radical reemergence of the Divine from deep within us. We do not have to create it. We cannot create it. But we can let it spring forth and be reborn in our lives. We can be part of midwifing new holy births in the world.”

978-1-59473-542-4 Hardcover $19.99

SHELVING MAIN: Religion/Christianity ALTERNATE: Christian Life/Spiritual Growth

“Occasionally i read a book that leads me to think, ‘i wish i had written that.’ This is one of those books.”

John Philip Newell, internationally acclaimed speaker, teacher and retreat leader, is the author of several books, including Listening for the Heartbeat of God, Praying with the Earth and A New Harmony: The Spirit, the Earth & the Human Soul. Formerly warden of Iona Abbey in the Western Isles of Scotland, he is now companion theologian for the American Spirituality Center of Casa del Sol at Ghost Ranch in New Mexico and the cofounder of Heartbeat: A Journey Towards Earth’s Wellbeing.

—Marcus Borg, author, The Heart of Christianity and Meeting Jesus Again for the First Time, among other books

ALSO OF INTEREST

Author’s Home Area:

EDINBURGH, SCOTLAND; FREQUENTLY TOURS THE U.S.

Pick

“Makes for lively reading.... Suitable for group or individual study.”

Pick

Dr. Sheryl A. Kujawa-Holbrook 5½ x 8½, 240 pp, 978-1-59473-472-4

Trade PB $16.99

—Publishers Weekly

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

Trade PB $16.99

www.skylightpaths.com • Orders: 800-962-4544

SLP F14 Trade 3rd pass.indd 9

5/16/14 1:16 PM


10

REcENTLY PRAYER / CHRISTIANITY PUBLiSHED Helpful guidance for anyone looking for a richer prayer life. • New, updated edition featuring the addition of ancient and modern sages from inside and outside the Christian and Jewish traditions. • Includes a wide variety of prayer practices, including aspects of play, music and physical movement. MORE ABOUT THE BOOK

6 x 9, 448 pp

978-1-59473-545-5 Trade Paperback $18.99

SHELVING MAIN: Christian Life/Devotional ALTERNATE: Christian Life/Prayer

Drawing on a wide variety of resources—lives of saints and sages from every age, psalms, personal guides for reflection, and suggestions for practice—Rev. Larry J. Peacock offers warm, honest reflections as a daily starting point for a life of prayer. He encourages readers to open to God’s presence and to join with the psalmists in voicing both praise and lament, with the saints in serving God and seeking justice, and with those around them in spiritual companionship. Each day’s reading has four parts: • Remember a notable person of faith or a significant event • Read a psalm or another scripture passage • Ponder that day’s scripture or person of faith • Practice a variety of ways to pray, including prayer through play, music and physical movement

Rev. Larry J. Peacock, executive director of Rolling Ridge Retreat and Conference Center in North Andover, Massachusetts, is a pastor in the United Methodist Church, a retreat leader, a spiritual director and an educator specializing in spiritual formation.

Author’s Home Area: BOSTON, MA

“Larry Peacock ... has poured his spiritual insight into the pages of this wise book.”

—Martin Sheen

ALSO OF INTEREST

Created by the Editors at SkyLight Paths Kent Ira Groff With Introductions by Brian D. McLaren 6 x 9, 192 pp, 978-1-59473-433-5 5 x 7¼ 192 pp, 978-1-59473-395-6 Trade PB $16.99

Hardcover $16.99

M. Basil Pennington, OCSO, Thomas Keating, OCSO & Thomas E. Clarke, SJ Foreword by Rev. Cynthia Bourgeault, PhD 5 x 7¼, 128 pp, 978-1-59473-182-2

Trade PB $12.99

www.skylightpaths.com • Orders: 800-962-4544

SLP F14 Trade 3rd pass.indd 10

5/16/14 1:16 PM


CHRISTIANITY / PERSONAL GROWTH REcENTLY PUBLiSHED This unique spiritual resource

11

explores what Jesus may have meant when he said, “Unless you change and become like children, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven.” • Provides over twenty-five spiritual practices to help readers cultivate the childlike ways of attention, selfawareness, joy and resilience in their inner lives as well as in relationships with others. • A resource for individual spiritual seekers as well as personal growth group settings. MORE ABOUT THE BOOK Rev. Timothy J. Mooney shows readers that by restoring the childlike ways of humility, trust, awe, wonder, playfulness and more, they can recover a fuller picture of what it means to be human. The book addresses modern misperceptions regarding the nature of maturity and the common coping mechanisms—distrust, guardedness, insecurity, judgmental thinking—people acquire, and feel they require, in adulthood.

“Draws on a wide variety of writers from popular psychology to classics and the Bible to illuminate his subject…. Engaging ... insightful.”

—Publishers Weekly

6 x 9, 160 pp

978-1-59473-543-1 Trade Paperback

$16.99

SHELVING MAIN: Christian Life/Spiritual Growth ALTERNATE: Religion/Spirituality Rev. Timothy J. Mooney, a Presbyterian minister and spiritual director, leads retreats on spirituality and spiritual formation throughout the United States.

Author’s Home Area: DENVER, CO

ALSO OF INTEREST

UMW Pick

Susan Sparks and Laugh Your Way to Grace featured in:

New York Times USA Today O, the Oprah Magazine Christian Century Psychology Today

rke, SJ PhD

Rev. Susan Sparks 6 x 9, 176 pp, 978-1-59473-280-5, Trade

PB $16.99

“Strongly recommended addition to any christian and spirituality collection.” —Midwest Book Review The Rev. Peter Wallace 6 x 9, 208 pp, 978-1-59473-393-2, Trade

PB $18.99

www.skylightpaths.com www.skylightpaths.com• •Orders: Orders:800-962-4544 800-962-4544

SLP F14 Trade 3rd pass.indd 11

5/16/14 1:16 PM


12

REcENTLY ISLAM / SPIRITUAL PRACTICE PUBLiSHED

A first-of-its-kind combination of the legendary wisdom stories of Islam’s great comic foil with spiritual insights for seekers of all traditions—or none. • Connects the Mulla’s humorous teaching stories with issues at the heart of the spiritual quest. • Accessible to spiritual seekers of all faiths. • Author has been featured in the New York Times and on CBS, NPR and many other nationally broadcast media channels. MORE ABOUT THE BOOK

6 x 9, 192 pp

978-1-58023-547-9 Trade Paperback $16.99

SHELVING MAIN: Religion/Islam/Sufism ALTERNATE: Religion/Spirituality Imam Jamal Rahman is a popular speaker on Islam, Sufi spirituality, and interfaith relations who has been featured in the New York Times and on CBS News, the BBC and various NPR programs.

Author’s Home Area: SEATTLE, WA

The mythical Mulla Nasruddin is a village simpleton and sage rolled into one. His wisdom stories, timeless and placeless, emanate from a source beyond book learning, and contain several layers of meaning. In this unique presentation, Imam Jamal Rahman weaves together spiritual insights with the Mulla’s humorous teaching stories and connects them to the issues at the heart of the spiritual quest. Addressing such topics as human vulnerability, the rigors of inner and outer spiritual work, the hazards of the ego and more, he roots the Mulla’s stories in Islamic spirituality by pairing them with sayings from the Qur’an, the Prophet Muhammad, Rumi, Hafiz and other Islamic sages. Together, these sources combined with spiritual practices will awaken readers’ spirits with laughter and inspire them to transform themselves and the world around them.

“A holy gift: Jamal Rahman has mined the great jewel of Sufi wisdom and laughter, sharing its healing powers via every page of this book.” —Rev. Susan Sparks, senior pastor (and comedian), Madison Avenue Baptist Church; author, Laugh Your Way to Grace: Reclaiming the Spiritual Power of Humor

ALSO BY IMAM JAMAL RAHMAN

Also of interest:

“Teases out the meaning and application of [each] verse.... [Rahman] is skilled at weaving anecdotes from his everyday experience into his discussion of islamic teachings.” —Publishers Weekly

• The Qur'an and Sayings of Prophet Muhammad: Selections Annotated & Explained Annotation by Sohaib N. Sultan Translation by Yusuf Ali; Revised by Sohaib N. Sultan Foreword by Jane I. Smith

978-1-59473-222-5 $16.99 • Ghazali on the Principles of Islamic Spirituality: Selections from The Forty Foundations of Religion Annotated & Explained Translation & Annotation by Aaron Spevack, PhD Foreword by M. Fethullah Gülen

978-1-59473-284-3 $18.99 6 x 9, 256 pp, 978-1-59473-430-4

Trade PB $16.99

• Rumi & Islam: Selections from His Stories, Poems and Discourses—Annotated & Explained Translation & Annotation by Dr. Ibrahim Gamard

978-1-59473-002-3 $18.99

www.skylightpaths.com www.skylightpaths.com• •Orders: Orders:800-962-4544 800-962-4544

SLP F14 Trade 3rd pass.indd 12

5/16/14 1:16 PM


PERSONAL GROWTH REcENTLY PUBLiSHED

13

This hope-filled resource for developing soulful, mature love is aimed at committed couples who are looking to create, maintain and glorify the sacred in their relationship. • Provides solutions for communicating and problem solving more effectively. • Forges new pathways for healthy, thriving and deeply loving relationships. • Offers a banquet of practical tools, inspirational real-life stories and spiritual practices for couples of all faiths. MORE ABOUT THE BOOK

6 x 9, 200 pp (est)

This innovative relationship guide creates a context for couples to honor the gradual movement from physical “flight-fight-freeze” body-based survival to more heart-filled, communication-oriented love, to spiritual awakening and soul-purpose fulfillment. It encourages couples—as individuals and as partners— to let go of dysfunctional, hurtful, restrictive behavior in favor of liberating self-concepts and belief systems.

978-1-59473-554-7 Trade Paperback

$16.99

SHELVING MAIN: Family and Relationships/ Marriage & Long-Term Relationships ALTERNATE: Self-Help/Personal Growth Jim Sharon, EdD, and Ruth Sharon, MS, have been married for over forty years. Jim has worked as a licensed psychologist; Ruth has been a professional counselor—both serving in private practice since 1977 and leading seminars and retreats for over four decades. They specialize in couples’ therapy, coaching for soulful couples, personal development and conflict resolution. Jim is the editor of Ordinary Men, Extraordinary Lives: Defining Moments and the author of the Holistic Health Inventory. Ruth is the author of Be Your Best Self: Yoga for Families and Conflict: A Way to Peace.

ALSO OF INTEREST

Authors’ Home Area: DENVER, CO

“Shapiro offers an invaluable gift with this inspiring and enlightening work.” John Backman Foreword by Kay Lindahl 6 x 9, 176 pp, 978-1-59473-443-4

Rabbi Rami Shapiro Foreword by Marcia Ford 5½ x 8½, 176 pp, 978-1-59473-151-8

Trade PB $16.99

Trade PB $16.99

—Spirituality & Health

www.skylightpaths.com • Orders: 800-962-4544

SLP F14 Trade 3rd pass.indd 13

5/16/14 1:16 PM


14

REcENTLY PROFESSIONAL RESOURCE PUBLiSHED

A groundbreaking comprehensive resource offering valuable information for providing spiritual guidance to people from a wide variety of faith traditions. • Gives overviews of religious traditions, including basic beliefs. • Addresses common spiritual problems encountered by people of each tradition. • Offers tips, techniques and practices. MORE ABOUT THE BOOK

6 x 9, 400 pp

978-1-59473-546-2 Hardcover $50.00

SHELVING MAIN: Religion/Counseling ALTERNATE: Religion/Leadership

Editor's Home Area: BERKELEY, CA

“Deftly edited … outstanding…. [A] well-researched guide to a significant understanding of many of today’s religions…. Very strongly recommended.” —Midwest Book Review

ALSO OF INTEREST

Translated into Chinese and Russian

Rev. John R. Mabry, PhD, a United Church of Christ minister, is pastor of Grace North Church (UCC/NACCC) in Berkeley, California. He teaches pastoral ministry at Santa Clara University and directs the interfaith spiritual direction certificate program at the Chaplaincy Institute in Berkeley. He is the author of several books on spiritual direction and spirituality, including Faithful Generations: Effective Ministry across Generational Lines and Growing into God: A Beginner’s Guide to Christian Mysticism.

Covering the world’s major faith traditions as well as interfaith and eclectic traditions, each chapter in this groundbreaking compendium is written by a spiritual guidance professional from that tradition. It approaches each faith tradition from a perspective that blends theology, history and an understanding of the common spiritual practices in each faith. It gives a framework for effective counsel with directees from any of the world’s major religions as well as interfaith, blended or independent approaches to spirituality.

Over 80,000 copies in print

Edited by Stuart M. Matlins and Arthur J. Magida 6 x 9, 432 pp, 978-1-59473-294-2

Trade PB $19.99

Edited by Rev. Dr. Lucy A. Forster-Smith Foreword by Rev. Janet M. Cooper Nelson 6 x 9, 368 pp, 978-1-59473-516-5

Hardcover $40.00

www.skylightpaths.com • Orders: 800-962-4544

SLP F14 Trade 3rd pass.indd 14

5/16/14 1:16 PM


WOMEN’S INTEREST

REcENTLY PUBLiSHED 15 iN PAPERBAck

A dynamic conversation on the power of women’s spiritual leadership and its emerging patterns of transformation. • Features the voices of North American women representing a matrix of diversity—ethnically, spiritually, religiously, generationally and geographically. • Engages women in an interactive exploration of the challenges and opportunities on the frontier of women’s spiritual leadership.

UMW Pick

MORE ABOUT THE BOOK This spiritual resource encourages women to step into their full potential as leaders and guides. Through powerful commentary, practical exercises and ideas for action, it guides women leaders to individually reconnect with their deepest wisdom and their spiritual roots. Contributors of diverse backgrounds from throughout North America probe the depths of psychology, sociology, history and modern culture to engage women to collectively heal the many dimensions of separation that keep us fragmented and ineffective as agents of social change.

“A highly recommended book for women of all faiths who seek to use their feminine wisdom to heal a broken and troubled world.” —Publishers Weekly ALSO OF INTEREST

“Make[s] a compelling case that christianity must shed its patriarchic past and confront the diverse concerns of a globalized world.”

6 x 9, 288 pp

978-1-59473-548-6 Trade Paperback

$18.99

SHELVING MAIN: Religion/Leadership ALTERNATE: Religion/Spirituality Kathe Schaaf, Kay Lindahl, Kathleen S. Hurty, PhD, and Reverend Guo Cheen are cofounders of Women of Spirit and Faith. Kathe Schaaf is cofounder and past president of Gather the Women Global Matrix. She currently anchors many collaborative conversations connecting women and women’s organizations internationally. 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 a consultant for the Council for the Parliament of the World’s Religions, an educator and a public speaker. Reverend Guo Cheen, an ordained Buddhist nun active in interfaith dialogue, is founder of The Compassion Network. All four were ambassadors for the Council for the Parliament of the World’s Religions.

Editors’ Home Areas: LAGUNA HILLS, CA;

LONG BEACH, CA; OAKLAND, CA; SEATTLE, WA

—Ms. Magazine Edited by Mary E. Hunt & Diann L. Neu 6 x 9, 384 pp, 978-1-59473-435-9, Trade PB 978-1-59473-285-0, Hardcover $24.99

$19.99

www.skylightpaths.com • Orders: 800-962-4544

SLP F14 Trade 3rd pass.indd 15

5/16/14 1:16 PM


16

REcENTLY SPIRITUAL PRACTICE PUBLiSHED

A book from Jewish Lights, SkyLight Paths’ sister imprint

At the intersection of Judaism and yoga, an accessible introduction to an embodied spiritual practice for profound and lasting self-transformation. • Includes exercises accompanied by step-by-step instructions, helpful photographs, mantras and journaling exercises. • Intended for the novice as well as the yoga expert. • Bridges the Jewish contemplative practice of self-study (Mussar) with the Eight Limbs of Yoga. MORE ABOUT THE BOOK

7 x 9, 224 pp w/ 40+ b/w photos

Mussar Yoga is a spiritual practice that engages the whole self in the process of spiritual transformation. In this clear and structured introduction to Mussar Yoga, readers will learn how to explore the physical dimension of soul traits— ethical behaviors and attitudes—such as humility, generosity, enthusiasm and gratitude through yoga poses and the yogic practice of breath work.

978-1-58023-784-0 Trade Paperback $18.99

SHELVING

MAIN: Health & Fitness/Yoga ALTERNATE: Judaism/Rituals & Practice

Edith R. Brotman, PhD, is a popular Yoga Alliance RYT-500 yoga teacher and a graduate of the Wexner Heritage Leadership Program for Jewish lay leaders. She is a recipient of the Dorbrecht Grant for Judaic Yoga.

“[A] book for people of all faiths and yoga practitioners everywhere.” —Tami Schneider, owner, Cleveland Yoga

Author’s Home Area: BALTIMORE, MD Foreword: Alan Morinis, the founder and dean of the Mussar Institute, is a leading contemporary interpreter of Mussar teachings and practices.

Cynthia Winton-Henry 5½ x 8½, 224 pp, 978-1-59473-268-3

Trade PB $16.99

ALSO AVAILABLE

A book from Jewish Lights, SkyLight Paths’ sister imprint

Translated into German

ALSO OF INTEREST

The Magic of Hebrew Chant Companion— The Big Book of Musical Notations and Incantations Rabbi Shefa Gold Transcribed by Cantor Audrey Abrams with James Cooper 8½ x 11, 154 pp 978-1-58023-722-2

Dr. Warren A. Kay Foreword by Kristin Armstrong 5½ x 8½, 160 pp, 978-1-59473-227-0

Rabbi Shefa Gold Foreword by Sylvia Boorstein 6 x 9, 224 pp, 978-1-58023-671-3

Trade PB $16.99

Trade PB $24.99

Spiral-Bound $19.99

www.jewishlights.com • Orders: 800-962-4544

SLP F14 Trade 3rd pass.indd 16

5/16/14 1:17 PM


SPIRITUAL PRACTICE REcENTLY PUBLiSHED

17

Celebrates the dream experience as a way to deepen spiritual awareness and as a source of self-healing. • Designed for the novice and the experienced sacred dreamer. • Each chapter includes step-by-step exercises for specific sacred dream techniques and practices.

• Explores historical and cultural dream work methods and rituals. MORE ABOUT THE BOOK This fascinating introduction to sacred dreams— those in which the dreamer experiences the immediate presence of or communication with the Divine— provides a four-step sequence to help the reader: • Enter sacred dream space • Dream as a sacred experience • Interpret the dream as sacred art • Use sacred dream work as a means for spiritual growth and personal fulfillment

5½ x 8½, 224 pp

978-1-59473-544-8 Trade Paperback

$16.99

SHELVING MAIN: Body, Mind & Spirit/Dreams ALTERNATE: Self-Help/Spiritual

“Without a doubt, people of all times and places have had the capacity to dream the sacred. i write this book in a sincere effort to create space for us to share these dreams and to provide a practical guide to nurturing sacred dreaming as an art.” —from the Introduction

Lori Joan Swick, PhD, is a popular speaker and retreat leader specializing in religious and mythological topics. She is an adjunct professor of religion, mythology and philosophy at St. Edward’s University in Austin, Texas, and is an award-winning essayist.

Author’s Home Area: AUSTIN, TX ALSO OF INTEREST

“Essential.... Very practical ... useful information.... Superb for those interested in christian spirituality and particularly issues of guidance and discernment.”

“Spiritually useful [and] interesting.” —The Living Church

—Englewood Review of Books Nancy L. Bieber 5½ x 8½, 208 pp, 978-1-59473-289-8, Trade

PB $16.99

Rev. Dr. Donna Schaper and Rev. Dr. Carole Ann Camp 6 x 9, 208 pp, 978-1-59473-486-1, Trade PB $16.99

www.jewishlights.com • Orders: 800-962-4544

SLP F14 Trade 3rd pass.indd 17

5/16/14 1:17 PM


18

PERSONAL GROWTH

Best-selling B acklist

UMW Pick

“A provocative case for adding leavening levity to sacred spaces where it might be sorely lacking.”

“A fine example of the subtle good works the 12-step programs can do.... For the many in recovery, Christian —Publishers Weekly and non-Christian alike.”

6 x 9, 176 pp, 978-1-59473-280-5

Trade PB $16.99

“Timely, practical and inspirational.” —Spirituality & Practice 5½ x 8½, 192 pp, 978-1-59473-474-8

Trade PB $16.99

—Library Journal

“Timely—more necessary now than ever.... A surprisingly important book [that] should be required reading for our society.” —New York Journal of Books

5½ x 8½, 240 pp, 978-1-59473-259-1

6 x 9, 240 pp, 978-1-59473-314-7

Trade PB $16.99

Trade PB $16.99

“Both intimate and direct.... Relays hope, acceptance and concrete advice for those facing ‘the emotional tsunami of divorce.’”

“Stunning.... Stimulates the mind and summons readers to action.”

—Publishers Weekly

—Montreal Anglican 5½ x 8½, 176 pp, 978-1-59473-151-8

Trade PB $16.99

6 x 9, 224 pp, 978-1-59473-288-1

Trade PB $16.99

www.skylightpaths.com • Orders: 800-962-4544

SLP F14 Trade 3rd pass.indd 18

5/16/14 1:17 PM


Best-selling B acklist

“Elegant ... shows how an authentic Christianity demands a concern for, and an involvement with ... ending poverty and hunger, providing health care, and dealing with climate change, gender equality and crime.”

CHRISTIANITY

19

“[Schori’s] passion for justice ... “Secures [Campbell’s] status in this world comes through as an American ‘pulpit clearly on every page.... Helps prince’.... Warm and clear.... all people of faith understand Brings fresh insight to gospel how they can participate in parables.” —Publishers Weekly ‘mission’ work in their own way.” 6 x 9, 208 pp, 978-1-59473-436-6

—The Rt. Rev. Desmond Tutu —Englewood Review of Books Trade PB $18.99 978-1-59473-283-6

6 x 9, 240 pp, 978-1-59473-292-8

6 x 9, 256 pp, 978-1-59473-316-1

Hardcover $21.99

Hardcover $21.99

Hardcover $21.99

“A welcome and accessible volume for scholars and prac­titioners of the Wesleyan traditions.... Integrates and contextualizes both brothers’ work in founding Methodism.”

“Recommended ... for anyone who wants to better under­ stand the spirituality of the Celts and their haste in embracing Christianity.”

“Will inspire upon first reading; subsequent readings will provide new insights. Recommended for church libraries and for personal devotional use.”

—Elaine A. Heath, president, Wesleyan Theological Society

—Library Bookwatch 5½ x 8½, 176 pp, 978-1-59473-302-4

Trade PB $16.99

—Congregational Libraries Today

5½ x 8½, 288 pp, 978-1-59473-309-3

5½ x 8½, 224 pp, 978-1-59473-434-2

Trade PB $16.99

Trade PB $16.99

www.skylightpaths.com • Orders: 800-962-4544

SLP F14 Trade 3rd pass.indd 19

5/16/14 1:17 PM


SPIRITUALITY

20

“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 6 x 9, 208 pp, 978-1-59473-297-3

Trade PB $16.99

Best-selling B acklist

“Beautiful.... The perfect com“Offers bountiful gifts and bination of timeless wisdom, delightful surprises.... I loved beautifully crafted language and it—and will recommend it practical, grounded exercises. widely, because this is a book A must-read for writers, spirifor everyone.” tual seekers ... and all breathing —Brian D. McLaren, human beings.” author/speaker/activist; author, —Rev. Susan Sparks, senior pastor, Madison Avenue Baptist Church

5½ x 8½, 192 pp, 978-1-59473-372-7

Trade PB $16.99

Naked Spirituality: A Life with God in 12 Simple Words

6 x 9, 208 pp, 978-1-59473-473-1

Trade PB $16.99

UMW Pick

“Real-life stories and probing questions help readers gain insights into the last decades of life.” —Library Journal 6 x 9, 160 pp, 978-1-59473-281-2

Trade PB $16.99

“An interesting and compelling tome on the angler’s rationale.... Insightful, heartfelt and very entertaining.” —Trout: The Journal of Coldwater Fisheries Conservation 5½ x 8½, 160 pp, 978-1-59473-299-7

“Urges us to discover the power of invitation and welcome.... Highly recommended for all church libraries.” —Congregational Libraries Today 5½ x 8½, 208 pp, 978-1-59473-228-7

Trade PB $16.99

Trade PB $16.99

www.skylightpaths.com • Orders: 800-962-4544

SLP F14 Trade 3rd pass.indd 20

5/16/14 1:17 PM


Best-selling B acklist

SPIRITUALITY

21

Translated into German

UMW Pick

“Light, swift and well illustrated ... contains a helpful list of additional resources on knitting.”

“A valuable read for those who have animals in their homes and for all who love animals.”

—Library Journal

—Retailing Insight

7 x 9, 240 pp, 978-1-59473-079-5

6 x 9, 176 pp, 978-1-893361-84-3

Trade PB $16.99

Trade PB $16.95

“Elevate[s a] beloved craft to new heights.... Thoughtful.... Consistent and logical ... a joy.... Thought-provoking ... invites contemplation.” —Crochet Queen 7 x 9, 208 pp b/w photos 978-1-59473-238-6

Translated into Dutch and Korean

Translated into Catalan, German, Slovenian and Spanish

Trade PB $16.99

“Helps us to imagine light, unencumbered journeying, but it also points to the divine Light that illuminates our trail.” —Publishers Weekly 5 x 7¼, 144 pp 978-1-59473-181-5

Trade PB $12.99

“Quieted learners can find gems ... about commitment, humility and favoring integration over balance, to name a few of the themes.... The book is not large in size, but it is potentially powerful in application.” —Publishers Weekly 8 x 8, 160 pp, 978-1-893361-44-7

Trade PB $16.99

“Eloquent.... A precious gift that busy people ... will likely want to carry around with them for inspiration.” —H Publishers Weekly starred review 5 x 6½, 208 pp 978-1-59473-383-3

Trade PB $9.99 5½ x 6¾, 208 pp 978-1-59473-035-1

Hardcover $17.99

www.skylightpaths.com • Orders: 800-962-4544

SLP F14 Trade 3rd pass.indd 21

5/16/14 1:17 PM


22

Our children’s books are endorsed by Protestant, Catholic & Jewish religious leaders.

Children’s Spiritual Questions Series 10 x 8½, Paperback, 32 pp Full-color photo illus., $8.99

AG

ES

3–6

Where Does God Live? 978-1-893361-39-3

Does God Ever Sleep?

UMW Pick

978-1-59473-110-5

Does God Hear My Prayer? 978-1-59473-102-0

Does God Forgive Me? 978-1-59473-142-6

How Does God Listen? 978-1-59473-084-9

Board Books

5 x 5, 24 pp, Full-color illus.

AGES 1–4

978-1-59473-205-8 $7.99

978-1-59473-044-3 $8.99

978-1-893361-24-9 $7.99

978-1-59473-265-2 $7.99

978-1-893361-56-0 $7.95

978-1-893361-23-2 $7.99

978-1-893361-10-2 $8.99

978-1-893361-17-1 $8.99

www.skylightpaths.com www.skylightpaths.com• •Orders: Orders:800-962-4544 800-962-4544

SLP F14 Trade 3rd pass.indd 22

5/16/14 1:17 PM


CHILDREN’S

NEW

A book from Jewish Lights, SkyLight Paths’ sister imprint

For babies, toddlers and preschoolers—a first lesson on everyday kindnesses. • A whimsical, fun-filled book that helps parents and young children explore the joys of doing good deeds together. • Adapted from the award-winning It’s a … It’s a … It’s a Mitzvah. Pat a cake, pat a cake, rub your tummy.

AGES 1–4

Share food with others that’s good and

yummy.

23

5 x 5, 24 pp, Full-color illus.

978-1-58023-804-5 Board Book $8.99

Available September 2014 That's a Mitzvah text.indd 6-7

5/9/14 1:44 PM

MORE ABOUT THE BOOK Toddlers and preschoolers will delight in turning the sturdy pages and celebrating the actions we all can do to become caring souls who think about and help others.

SHELVING MAIN: Juvenile Nonfiction/ Religion/Judaism ALTERNATE: Juvenile Nonfiction/Religion/General Liz Suneby and Diane Heiman are coauthors of It’s a … It’s a … It’s a Mitzvah (for ages 3–6), The Mitzvah Project Book: Making Mitzvah Part of Your Bar/Bat Mitzvah … and Your Life and The JGuy’s Guide: The GPS for Jewish Teen Guys. Laurel Molk is the illustrator of several children’s books including It’s a … It’s a … It’s a Mitzvah and The Mitzvah Project Book, Off We Go! and When You Were Just a Heartbeat.

From Jewish Lights, SkyLight Paths’ sister imprint

Authors’ Home Areas: BOSTON, MA, AND

WASHINGTON, DC ALSO OF INTEREST

AGES 3–6

“[A] delightful book.”

“Useful.... Offers a unique perspective.”

—The Lutheran Magazine

AGES 11–13

“A feel-good volume introducing young readers to this fundamental Jewish concept.... Pleasant dialogue and humorous illustrations.”

—School Library Journal

—Publishers Weekly 9 x 12, 32 pp, Full-color illus., 978-1-58023-509-9

Hardcover $18.99

8½ x 11, 48 pp, Full-color illus., 978-1-893361-47-8

Hardcover $18.99

www.skylightpaths.com • Orders: 800-962-4544

SLP F14 Trade 3rd pass.indd 23

5/16/14 1:18 PM


Trade order form • FALL 2014 for re-sellers only. QTY

TITLE

ISBN SUFFIX

Calling on God: Inclusive Christian Prayers for Three Years of Sundays

PRICE

TOTAL ($)

-568-4 $16.99 $________

Change and Conflict in Your Congregation (Even If You Hate Both): How to Implement Conscious Choices, Manage Emotions and Build a Thriving Christian Community -578-3

$16.99 $________

Embracing the Divine Feminine: Finding God through the Ecstasy of Physical Love—The Song of Songs Annotated and Explained -575-2

$16.99 $________

The Forgiveness Handbook: Spiritual Wisdom and Practice for the Journey to Freedom, Healing and Peace

-577-6

$18.99 $________

Hildegard of Bingen: Essential Writings and Chants of a Christian Mystic—Annotated and Explained

-514-1

$16.99 $________

Practical Interfaith: How to Find Our Common Humanity as We Celebrate Diversity

-569-1

$16.99 $________

She Lives! Sophia Wisdom Works in the World

-573-8

$18.99 $________

______ _____________________________________________________ _________ _______ $________ ______ _____________________________________________________ _________ _______ $________ ______ _____________________________________________________ _________ _______ $________ ______ _____________________________________________________ _________ _______ $________ ______ _____________________________________________________ _________ _______ $________ ______ _____________________________________________________ _________ _______ $________ For trade discounts/terms, see inside back cover. *For net 30 customers, UPS Ground shipping will be charged unless otherwise stated.

Subtotal $_______________ Less discount of __________%

($____________ )

UPS shipping

$_______________

(see inside back cover for discount info) _ (unless otherwise requested*) _

TOTAL $_______________

q Bill me — Net 30 Days (All initial orders must be prepaid) q Check enclosed for $_________________ (Free Freight in continental U.S. for non-returnable orders) q Charge to: q MasterCard q Visa (Free Freight in continental U.S. for non-returnable orders) Card # _ ________________________________________________________ CID # __________________ Exp. Date __________________ Signature ____________________________________________________

Bill To:

Company / Org. ___________________________________________________________________________ Attn. ___________________________________ Email _____________________________________________ Street ____________________________________________________________________________________ City / State / Zip _ ________________________________________________________________________ Sales Rep _______________________________________ Date ___________ PO# __________________

SHIP To:

Bookbuyer ______________________________________ Phone ( _____ ) __________________________ Company / Org.___________________________________________________________________________ Attn.______________________________________ Email _____________________________________________ Street _ ___________________________________________________________________________________ City / State / Zip___________________________________________________________________________

PHONE, FAX, EMAIL OR MAIL ORDERS TO:

SkyLight Paths Publishing

Sunset Farm Offices, Route 4 • P.O. Box 237 • Woodstock, Vermont 05091 Tel: (802) 457-4000 • 24-hour fax: (802) 457-4004 ORDERS www.skylightpaths.com (800) 962-4544 (8:30 am –5:30 pm EST M–F) sales@skylightpaths.com

SLP F14 Trade 5th pass.indd 24

5/19/14 3:43 PM


Contents New & Recently Published CALLING ON GOD Inclusive Christian Prayers for Three Years of Sundays Peter Bankson and Deborah Sokolove 1 CHANGE AND CONFLICT IN YOUR CONGREGATION (EVEN IF YOU HATE BOTH) How to Implement Conscious Choices, Manage Emotions and Build a Thriving Christian Community Rev. Anita L. Bradshaw, PhD 2 DREAMING—THE SACRED ART Incubating, Navigating and Interpreting Sacred Dreams for Spiritual and Personal Growth Lori Joan Swick, PhD 17 EMBRACING THE DIVINE FEMININE Finding God through the Ecstasy of Physical Love— The Song of Songs Annotated and Explained Rabbi Rami Shapiro; Foreword by Rev. Cynthia Bourgeault, PhD 7 THE FORGIVENESS HANDBOOK Spiritual Wisdom and Practice for the Journey to Freedom, Healing and Peace Created by the Editors at SkyLight Paths 4 HILDEGARD OF BINGEN Essential Writings and Chants of a Christian Mystic—Annotated and Explained Dr. Sheryl A. Kujawa-Holbrook 8 LIKE A CHILD Restoring the Awe, Wonder, Joy and Resiliency of the Human Spirit Rev. Timothy J. Mooney 11 MUSSAR YOGA Blending an Ancient Jewish Spiritual Practice with Yoga to Transform Body and Soul Edith R. Brotman, PhD, RYT-500; Foreword by Alan Morinis 16 OPENINGS, 2ND EDITION A Daybook of Saints, Sages, Psalms and Prayer Practices Rev. Larry J. Peacock 10 PRACTICAL INTERFAITH How to Find Our Common Humanity as We Celebrate Diversity Rev. Steven Greenebaum 5 THE REBIRTHING OF GOD Christianity’s Struggle for New Beginnings John Philip Newell 9 SACRED LAUGHTER OF THE SUFIS Awakening the Soul with the Mulla’s Comic Teaching Stories and Other Islamic Wisdom Imam Jamal Rahman 12 SECRETS OF A SOULFUL MARRIAGE Creating and Sustaining a Loving, Sacred Relationship Jim Sharon, EdD, and Ruth Sharon, MS 13 SHE LIVES! Sophia Wisdom Works in the World Rev. Jann Aldredge-Clanton, PhD 3 SPIRITUAL GUIDANCE ACROSS RELIGIONS A Sourcebook for Spiritual Directors and Other Professionals Providing Counsel to People of Differing Faith Traditions Edited by Rev. John R. Mabry, PhD 14 THAT’S A MITZVAH AGE Liz Suneby and Diane Heiman 1– 4 S Full-color illus. by Laurel Molk 23 WOMEN, SPIRITUALITY AND TRANSFORMATIVE LEADERSHIP Where Grace Meets Power Edited by Kathe Schaaf, Kay Lindahl, Kathleen S. Hurty, PhD, and Rev. Guo Cheen 15 RECENTLY PUBLISHED IN PAPERBACK!

SKY

PATHS Publishing

A division of LongHill Partners, Inc. Sunset Farm Offices, Route 4, P.O. Box 237 Woodstock, Vermont 05091 Tel: (802) 457-4000 Fax: (802) 457-4004

www.skylightpaths.com Find us on Facebook® Facebook is a registered trademark of Facebook, Inc.

Orders: 800-962-4544 (8:30 AM –5:30 PM EST M–F) Email: sales@skylightpaths.com

SLP F14 trade cover.indd 2

SkyLight Paths books are distributed by: Baker & Taylor • Ingram • Blackwell • Brodart Quality • Unique • YBP • New Leaf • Spring Arbor All books may not be available from all distributors.

U.S. Trade Bookstore Sales Reps: NEW ENGLAND REGION

(ME, NH, VT, MA, CT, RI) Rovers LLC 68 Main St., Acton, MA 01720 Tel: (978) 263-7723 • Fax: (978) 263-7721 wwabooks@aol.com

MID-ATLANTIC REGION

(NY, PA, NJ, MD, DE, DC, WV) Rovers LLC 2937 Ogden St., Philadelphia, PA 19130 Tel: (215) 829-1642 • Fax: (215) 243-7319 wejrover@verizon.net

MID-WEST REGION

(MN, WI, MI, IA, KS, MO, KY, OH, IL, IN) Eichkorn & Associates, Inc. 122 Fox Haven Drive, O’Fallon, MO 63368 Tel: (636) 695-4300 • Fax: (636) 695-4301 jeichbooks@aol.com

WESTERN REGION

Order Information Bookseller Support Program

We recognize our responsibility to help you, the bookseller, sell our books. While we do detailed marketing for each new book, we want you to know that we also have an ongoing national ad/PR program for each backlist book that includes print, radio, and TV appearances targeted at a broad range of specific audiences—Christian, Jewish, recovery, New Age, spiritual seeker, student, professional and general.

Desk and Examination Copy Policy

College and university instructors are entitled to one complimentary desk copy of a book adopted for course use. Desk copy requests must be submitted in writing on departmental letterhead and include course title, instructor’s name, course number, approximate enrollment and semester or quarter taught. Upon request, we email review copies of books in PDF format for course adoption consideration. We believe that our prices for books suitable for course adoption are reasonable; therefore, we do not provide complimentary paper review copies. However, if a book is purchased from SkyLight Paths Publishing and then adopted for a course, upon request we will refund the full purchase price.

Trade Discount Schedules 2014 Prepay for free freight & higher discounts # Books Prepaid No Return Orders

(CA, HI, NV, AK, WA, OR, ID, MT, CO, UT, WY, AZ, NM) Nancy Suib & Associates 4114 Lyman Road, Oakland, CA 94602 Tel: (510) 482-2303 • Fax: (510) 482-8573 nancy.suib@gmail.com

SOUTHEAST AND SOUTHWEST REGIONS (FL, MS, AL, GA, SC, NC, TN, VA, TX, OK, LA, AR) Blue4Books 8333 Jersey Ave. N., Brooklyn Park, MN 55445 Tel: (763) 744-6921 • Fax: (312) 624-7927 ian@blue4books.com

Outside the United States:

IN SOUTH AFRICA: Janice Barry Hay House South Africa (Pty) Ltd • P.O. Box 990, Witkoppen, 2068 • Tel/Fax: +27 (0)11 954 5560 info@hayhouse.co.za IN CANADA: Bayard-Novalis 10 Lower Spadina Ave., Ste. 400, Toronto, Ontario M5V 2Z 2 Tel: (416) 363-3303 • Fax: (416) 363-9409 Toll-free orders: (800) 387-7164 tradebooks@novalis-inc.com IN THE U.K. AND EUROPE: Deep Books Unit 3, Goose Green Trading Estate 47 East Dulwich Road, London SE22 9BN England Tel: (44) 208-693-0234 • Fax: (44) 208-693-1400 sales@deep-books.co.uk IN AUSTRALIA: Rainbow Book Agencies Pty Ltd. 508 High Street (rear) via Hubert Street, Preston, Victoria 3072 Australia • Tel: (61-3) 9470-6611 Fax: (61-3) 9470-2381 • rba@rainbowbooks.com.au

SkyLight Paths, “Walking Together, Finding the Way,” and colophon are trademarks of LongHill Partners, Inc., registered in the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. Printed in the United States of America © 2014 SkyLight Paths Publishing / All Rights Reserved

Indicates a United

UMW Methodist Women’s Pick

20% 44% 48%

And Free Freight In U.S.

Prepaid S.T.O.P. only 42% 46%

SkyLight Paths, Jewish Lights and GemStone Press titles combine for discount.

Terms

Net 30 days. A finance charge of 1.5% per month is added to all unpaid invoices after 30 days. All initial orders must be prepaid.

Overstock Returns

For net 30 orders: Returns after 6 months from invoice date and as long as book is still in print for credit only. Returns must include a copy of the original invoice or credit will be for 50% of retail. Books must be in resellable, undamaged condition and in print. No permission required. Books not eligible for credit will be returned at your expense. Send returns to SkyLight Paths Publishing, 28 River St., Windsor, VT 05089.

Damaged Returns / Shipment Errors

For books received damaged or in error, permission is required to return.

Shipping & Handling

• For prepaid nonreturnable orders, SkyLight Paths pays shipping in the continental U.S. If a special shipping method is requested, you will be charged for the cost. • For net 30 orders we bill for UPS or FedEx Ground shipping unless you request another shipper. • Freight is FOB our warehouse in Windsor, Vermont.

All titles in this catalog have bar coding. SkyLight Paths Publishing ISBN prefixes: 978-1-893361-, 978-1-59473Jewish Lights Publishing ISBN prefixes: 978-1-879045-, 978-1-58023SkyLight Paths Publishing and Jewish Lights Publishing are divisions of LongHill Partners, Inc. Federal EIN 03–0291396 Dates, titles, manufacturing specifications, prices and availability subject to change without notice.

SkyLight Paths Publishing www.skylightpaths.com Sunset Farm Offices, Route 4, P.O. Box 237, Woodstock, VT 05091 Tel: (802) 457-4000 Fax: (802) 457-4004 (24-hour) Orders: (800) 962-4544 (8:30 AM–5:30 PM EST M–F) (please have your 5-digit account number) Email: sales@skylightpaths.com

Reading List Pick

Short Discount

1–4 5–49 50+

Net 30 Orders

Cover art © Margaret Woodsen Nea

© 2014 by SkyLight Paths Publishing • All rights reserved.

Printed in the United States of America.

5/19/14 3:51 PM


SLP F14 trade cover.indd 1

P. 2

RE V. AN ITA L. BR AD SH AW , P HD

Implement Conscious Ch oices, Manage Emotio ns & Build a Thrivi ng Christian Co mmunity

CONGREGA ((EEvveenn If You HatTION e Botthh ) How to

IN YO U R

CHANGE & C O N F L IC T

CHURCH LEADERSHIP RELIGION

P. 5

PERSONAL GROWTH

P. 4

P. 3

WOMEN’S INTEREST

P. 8

P. 7

P. 22

ISLAM

Presorted Standard U.S. Postage Paid LongHill Partners, Inc.

BIBLICAL COMMENTARY

NEW BOOKS

For Seekers & Believers of All Traditions Walking Together, Finding the Way ®

THEOLOGY

Address Service Requested

Sunset Farm Offices, Route 4 P.O. Box 237 Woodstock, Vermont 05091

www.skylightpaths.com

P. 1

CHRISTIAN LIFE

SKY PATHS

Woodstock, Vermont

PATHS P UBLISHING

PUBLISHING

SKY For Seekers & Believers of All Traditions Walking Together, Finding the Way®

from The Rebirthing of God: Christianity’s Struggle for New Beginnings (p. 9)

NEW & RECENTLY PUBLISHED BOOKS & Selected Backlist

FALL 2014

5/19/14 3:51 PM


SkyLight Paths Publishing Fall 2014 New & Recently Published Books