Six New Things

Check six ministry resources in this weekly post.

The Invisible String (Little, Brown) by Patrice Karst  is reissued in paperback with illustrations by Joanne Lew-Vriethoff.  Spinoffs will include a workbook with activities promoting healing and emotional growth, and a book aimed at helping children cope with the loss of a pet.  Picture Book Theology and Storypath feature Karst’s book.

In Contemplative Church (, Peter Traben Haas explores how meditative prayer and spiritual practices help congregations flourish.  Contemplative Outreach offers resources on centering prayer and other teachings of Thomas Keating.

A documentary film combining music, science, and Christian faith, Behold the Earth seeks to rekindle an awareness of our connection with nature.  Faith & Leadership posts an interview with director David Conover.  A discussion guide is available.

Grace Ji-Sun Kim’s Interesectional Theology:  An Introductory Guide is joined by other titles from Fortress Press by Gregory A. Boyd, Walter Brueggemann, and Rolf A. Jacobson.  Kim will be the keynote presenter at The ConNext Summit 2019.

Alyce M. McKenzie commends preaching for visual listeners in Making a Scene in the Pulpit (WJKP).  Video of McKenzie’s Lyman Beecher Lectures on the topic is available.

The Child Mind Institute offers a guide to Helping Children Cope after a Traumatic Event and Helping Children Cope With Frightening News.  Grow Christians posts Responding to Hate by Being Together.

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