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A New Love

$16.95

 

What was it like meeting St. Paul in Corinth — seeing him work with his hands and hearing his passionate words that revealed his profound and unbreakable connection to the living Christ? And what was it like to be a girl, highly educated and gifted and in love in mid-first century, in the Greco-Roman world? You will find the answers to these questions hidden among the layers of eros and agape in A New Love.

 

A New Love is a gift shaped by solid scholarship and beautiful storytelling.” — Greg Garrett, author of The Prodigal and Entertaining Judgement

 

“Katerina Whitley has succeeded in crafting a novel which deftly portrays the earliest years of the Christian faith. The plot, while following scripture, offers a sense of real people who suffer real tragedies, whose lives are made new by the gospel. She captures a moment in history before the Bible was written, before the creeds were crafted. While reading this novel, I found myself engaged, and discovered that my own faith was quickened.” — Mary C. Earle, author of The Desert Mothers, Days of Grace, and Beginning Again

Correspondence in D Minor (Annotated) Audio book

$22.00

Read by the author, this audio version brings to life James R. Dennis’ popular debut book Correspondence in D Minor.

James Dennis writes with erudition, wit, and a breath of fresh West Texas air on a dazzling array of historical, biblical, and classical topics. Here are poems woven of personal experience and a genuine love for the world; poems of hard-won faith and unflinching empathy in a voice brave, wry, and bracingly original. – Noel Crook, author of Salt Moon.

 

James R. Dennis is a novelist, poet, and Dominican Friar. He was born in West Texas and lives in Austin with his two ill-behaved dogs.

Foy: On the Road to Lost

$15.95

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Written as a series of connected stories, Foy: A Novel by Gordon Atkinson is where we meet Baptist minister Foy Davis. From boyhood adventures in Fort Davis and Houston, Texas, to his unorthodox ministry in San Antonio, to his subsequent bolt from church life to New Orleans, we follow the thread of one man’s struggle with the place of religion in his life.

With clarity and spare dialogue, Gordon Atkinson portrays a good, caring man who is escaping his history to step into a more authentic life, even if it is a strange and frightening thing. As Foy attempts to salvage what he can of the religion he once knew, the reader is invited to walk along with him on this journey.

“I’m known as an essayist, but writing fiction, and in particular dialog, have always been my first love. I’m a passionate reader of fiction and consider the writing of it to be a sacred calling.”  – Gordon Atkinson

Gordon Atkinson, BA, Mdiv, is the author of blog RealLivePreacher.Com (Offline with selected archives here) and Tertium Squid, where he writes about current events and comments on important things like biking, whiskey, heavenly bodies, stars, depression, tea, theology and people he finds amusing.  He is the author of the books, RealLivePreacher.Com, Turtles all the Way Down and The Christmas Story You Have Never Heard.  He is a contributor to the magazine Christian Century and was the founding editor for the High Calling website, which brought together hundreds of independent writers and featured their work. His writing was chosen to be included in The Best Christian Writing 2004 and his book RealLivePreacher.com (Wm. B. Eerdmans) won the Independent Publisher award for best creative, non-fiction when it was published. This is his first novel.

Intersections of Grace Study Guide

$16.00

Susan Kerr’s book Intersections of Grace was based on talks given to a Bible study group, the chapters and ideas nurtured and inspired by Scripture and personal experiences. This study guide has been designed to encourage a personal relationship to those insights and observations. Whether in a small group or on one’s own, the lessons aid in evaluating one’s faithfulness to the disciplines of prayer, service, and the study of God’s word. Spiral bound to be able to easily jot notes or observations, each section has Bible passages to take the material more to heart.

Intersections of Grace Study Guide and Book BUNDLE

$30.00

*This listing is for a bundle of both the book and study guide. Please contact info@materialmedia.com to inquire about wholesale pricing for your Bible Study group.

 

Susan Kerr’s book Intersections of Grace was based on talks given to a Bible study group, the chapters and ideas nurtured and inspired by Scripture and personal experiences. This study guide has been designed to encourage a personal relationship to those insights and observations. Whether in a small group or on one’s own, the lessons aid in evaluating one’s faithfulness to the disciplines of prayer, service, and the study of God’s word. Spiral bound to be able to easily jot notes or observations, each section has Bible passages to take the material more to heart. Comes with the 2nd edition printing of the book, Intersections of Grace: Reflections on a Life of Faith.

Raymundo Gonzalez: Magical Realism in Mexico

$55.00

Cuernavaca, the “City of Eternal Springtime” serves as Raymundo Gonzalez’s blank canvas from which he paints and draws what he sees: a mix of Spanish and Indian cultures, fiestas, traditions, myths, and colors. His art captures these cultural images beautifully, giving the viewer a taste of both reality and fantasy. Gonzalez depicts the real side of Mexican culture with energy and life, yet manages to keep from stifling the viewer’s own imagination. This book is certainly a bright and rich addition to anyone’s home and will carry the hearts and minds of viewers into a playful and yet meaningful journey through a magical Mexico.

Raymundo Gonzalez was born in Guadalajara, Mexico on February 4, 1951. As a child he was exposed to the rich supply of architectural, cultural, and artistic displays that were part of his hometown. Borrowing from the influences of Guadalajara, it’s no surprise that Gonzalez pursued a life and career in the arts. Soon after receiving a degree in Art at the Academy of Art in Veracruz, Gonzalez graduated from the Autonomous University of Morelos’ School of Architecture. He began practicing architecture but continued painting and drawing all the while and ultimately made the transition from architect to full-time artist. Gonzalez currently lives and works in Cuernavaca, Mexico. He has participated in a number of exhibits in Mexico, Ireland, Holland and the United States. He has a permanent collection in Puerto Vallarta. For more information:
www.quetelate.com

GONZALEZ — November 2014
Art / hardback / 160 pages / 12.25×9.25×0.75 inches
ISBN 978-0-98108007-2 / $55.00

The Men’s Workshop

$17.00

Author of The Men’s Workshop, James Enoch Banks is a remarkable person.  He grew up in a depressed neighborhood in Gary, Indiana.  Despite the fact that he had a loving family, he ended up in prison like so many other young black males.  African American males are incarcerated at more than five times the rate of white males.  James has served eighteen years of a 28-year prison sentence for Aggravated Robbery.  He is scheduled to be released in June 2021.

Challenged by his nine-year old son, he asked himself how he ended up in prison.  Over several years, he taught what he learned to other inmates.  He finalized the teaching into a student handbook named The Men’s Workshop.  The course is a how to to redemption and restoration.

The course was taught for the first time using The Men’s Workshop material in the common rooms of eight different dorms in Torres Prison January through March 2020.  The results are extraordinary.

Men told their personal stories for the first time.  Men who had walked down the same paths listened.  They shared stories about who they had injured and how their families had suffered in their absences.  They shared their pain.  They began to forgive themselves and to experience healing.

A generous couple donated the money to have The Men’s Workshop published.  Our plans are to work with prison authorities so that the course can be offered in prisons throughout America.  It is a big dream.  Someday the wisdom in this book will empower former inmates to be restored to good and full lives, empowered to help vulnerable youth avoid the destructive paths the former inmates took.

The Rebirthing of God, Paperback

$15.99

For many years now the Celtic poet, peacemaker and scholar John Philip Newell has been writing about the sacredness of being, the of-Godness that is at the heart of our lives and all life. In this new work he asks what the world in general—and Christianity in particular—would look like if the true depths of our sacredness were to come forth in radically new ways.

Drawing on modern prophets from East and West, and using the holy island of Iona as an icon of new beginnings, this book speaks directly to the heart of Christians—those within the well-defined bounds of Christian practice and those on the disenchanted edges—as well as to the faithful and seekers of other traditions. It offers the hope of a fresh stirring of the Spirit among us and the invitation to be part of laboring in a new holy birth of sacred living, a true rebirthing of God.

 

What Has Oscar Done Now?

$16.99

Dr. Dorothy Castle, as teacher, a mother, a grandmother, and a spiritual director has written many academic essays and co-authored with Iris Pearce—Every Child A Winner, a manual to help parents and teachers affirm children in Christian values. This is her first children’s book.

What Has Oscar Done Now?
by Dorothy Castle
illustrations by Ann Pressly
9781890498511 $16.99
Publisher: Stillpoint Media Services, SA (2013)