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Turtles All The Way Down

$15.00

 

These essays and short fiction by Gordon Atkinson were written between 2004 and 2008. Most were posted at his blog, RealLivePreacher.com. Some were originally published at “The Christian Century.”

 

Waiting for the Wonder: Voices of Advent

$12.00

Imagine the hushed excitement and the vivid anticipation of a child on Christmas Eve. How much more intense that anticipation must have been for those who waited for the wonder of the very first Christmas. From the ancient prophets to the three kings, from the angel Gabriel to the stalwart Joseph, Katarina Katsarka Whitley imagines their astonishment and joy at the events unfolding around them.

In her inimitable style, Whitley places herself in the hearts and minds of the biblical characters–both real and imagined–who played a part in the Christmas narrative. She weaves stories, solidly based in Scripture, at once compelling and thought-provoking. The voices of her characters lead us closer to the Christ Child and deepen the meaning of the season of Advent for twenty-first century readers.

 

Waiting for the Wonder: Voices of Advent Audio Book

$24.95

These twenty-seven dynamic monologues authored and performed by Katerina Katsarka Whitley prepare one for the excitement of the child on Christmas Eve. From the ancient prophets to the three kings, from the angel Gabriel to the stalwart Joseph, Katerina Katsarka Whitley imagines their astonishment and joy at the events unfolding around them.

 

Walking the Way of Sorrows

$10.00

Each year on Good Friday, Christian congregations all over the world walk the Stations of the Cross, a commemoration of Jesus’ walk to Calvary.

In Walking the Way of Sorrows, writer/journalist Katerina Katsarka Whitley and artist Noyes Capehart provide a fresh resource for congregations and individuals who want to explore the meaning of these Stations more deeply.

Capehart’s stark and powerful blockcuts of the fourteen Stations are accompanied by monologues from the point of view of someone at each Station. Biblical references and a brief liturgy make this an excellent resource for individual or group devotions.

 

Born in Thessaloniki, Greece, Katerina Katsarka came to the U. S. at 16 years of age to enter college. Her education focused on music and English literature and later on theology. She married Rudy Whitley and together they were confirmed in the Episcopal Church. In the four decades of her involvement with the church, Katerina has worked as diocesan and national church journalist as writer, photographer, and editor. She is the author of five books of biblical monologues and one Greek cookbook. She has taught children and adults of all ages and continues her ministry in leading retreats and in speaking to churches. She has two daughters and four grandchildren. She lives in Louisville, KY.

Wangari’s Trees of Peace

$7.99

A paperback picture book based on the true story of Wangari Maathai, an environmental and political activist in Kenya and winner of the Nobel Peace Prize in 2004.

As a young girl growing up in Kenya, Wangari was surrounded by trees. But years later when she returns home, she is shocked to see whole forests being cut down, and she knows that soon all the trees will be destroyed. So Wangari decides to do something—and starts by planting nine seedlings in her own backyard. And as they grow, so do her plans . . .

This true story of Wangari Maathai, environmentalist and winner of the Nobel Peace Prize, is a shining example of how one woman’s passion, vision, and determination inspired great change.

Includes an author’s note.

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)

When Poets Pray

$19.99

Poetry and prayer are closely related. We often look to poets to give language to our deepest hopes, fears, losses—and prayers. Poets slow us down. They teach us to stop and go in before we go on. They play at the edges of mystery, holding a tension between line and sentence, between sense and reason, between the transcendent and the deeply, comfortingly familiar.

When Poets Pray contains thoughtful meditations by Marilyn McEntyre on choice poems/prayers and poems about prayer. Her beautifully written reflections are contemplative exercises, not scholarly analyses, meant more as invitation than instruc¬tion. Here McEntyre shares gifts that she herself has received from poets who pray, or who reflect on prayer, believing that they have other gifts to offer readers seeking spiritual companionship along our pilgrim way.

POETS DISCUSSED IN THIS BOOK

Hildegard of Bingen
Lucille Clifton
Walter Chalmers Smith
Robert Frost
Wendell Berry
Joy Harjo
John Donne
Gerard Manley Hopkins
Said
Marilyn McEntyre
George Herbert
Thomas Merton
Denise Levertov
Scott Cairns
Mary Oliver
Marin Sorescu
T. S. Eliot
Richard Wilbur
Francisco X. Alarcon
Anna Kamienska
Michael Chitwood
Psalm 139:1-12

 

Marilyn McEntyre is professor of English at Westmont College, Santa Barbara, California. She has written dozens of articles and reviews in such journals as The Washington Post, Theology Today, Journal of the American Medical Association, and Christianity Today. She is also the author of Dwelling in the Text and A Healing Art: Regeneration through Autobiography.