Dianna Anderson On Writing Damaged Goods

Nearly three years ago, when I began working with my agent (Hannah Bowman) to put this book together, I didn’t know if I’d ever make it to this point. I wasn’t sure if the book would make it to the press, make it through the editing process and actually end up on the shelf. Even when I held it in my hands, it still felt deeply surreal. But here we are, and here it is, being shipped out to bookstores and landing on doorsteps across the nation. Depending on who asks, my answer on what this book is about changes. Keep Reading

DISQUIET TIME: Rants and Reflections on the Good Book

Let’s face it—the Bible is full of not-so-precious moments, from murder and mayhem, to sex and slavery. Instead of ignoring the difficult (yet entertaining) passages of Scripture, editors Jennifer Grant and Cathleen Falsani take them head-on in their new book, Disquiet Time: Rants and Reflections on the Good Book by the Skeptical, the Faithful, and a Few Scoundrels. “Most of us are well acquainted with the itchy, out-of-place feelings wrought by the spiritual subcultures in which we have sometimes found ourselves,” Falsani and Grant write. Disquiet Time gives readers “permission and a safe space” to engage the Bible deeply and Keep Reading

Leroy Barber's New Book Calls for Diversity in Christian Missions

Longtime missions worker and ministry leader Leroy Barber challenges the tenet in practice in one of the church’s best-loved children’s songs in his new book Red, Brown, Yellow, Black, White—Who’s More Precious In God’s Sight: A Call for Diversity in Christian Missions and Ministry. Exposing a huge racial divide within mission staff and leadership, Barber says this separation prevents church outreach teams from being able to relate, and thus minister effectively, in inner-city and urban communities nationwide. Addressing a taboo topic with grace and tough-love, Barber highlights the historical patterns that created racial discrepancies within ministry and reveals what diversity is Keep Reading

Our Great Big American God by Matthew Paul Turner

Culture critic Matthew Paul Turner dares to ask: Does God control the future of America-or is it the other way around? In Our Great Big American God, which is available in bookstores everywhere, Turner examines how American history and ideals transformed our perception of God. “To some extent, we are all ‘growing’ God, stuffing his mouth full with ideas, themes, and theologies, fattening him up with a story line we believe to be true. For good or bad, we are all molding God to reflect our own personal, American interpretation of Christian faith,” he said. Fearless and funny, this is the definitive guide Keep Reading

Defining PostChristian with Christian Piatt

postCHRISTIAN by Christian Piatt releases to bookstores everywhere today! To celebrate, we're sharing an excerpt from Chapter One called "Lions and Lambs." Find out more about the book and buy your copy now! "Post-Christianity” is an often-misunderstood term. It means that today we live in a culture where Christianity is no longer the baseline for cultural identity and discourse. We are witnessing the end of Christendom in the West as many have come to understand it: the dissolution of Christian hegemony. Some who value freedom of religion in a broader sense—or even freedom from it—view this favorably because it suggests Keep Reading

Video: Shane Hipps

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Shen Hipps, author of Selling Water By the River talks about the book and what it means to us, to religion, and to Jesus Christ’s mission and message.

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Torn author Justin Lee discusses the importance of the conversation about the question of homosexuality as it impacts individual lives, people, and the church.

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Brian McLaren, author of Why Did Jesus, Moses, the Buddha, and Mohammed Cross the Road? talks about the book’s title and why this book is so important to the greater conversation about Christian identity in a multi-faith world.

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