• Resources that Cultivate Hope...

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    Books

    Fiction

    Stories expand our perspective and open our hearts to possibility.

    Blood Water Paint by Joy McCullough

    A fictional retelling of the true story about 17th century Italian artist, Artemesia Gentileschi, who shows us how to stand for truth even in the face of unbelief and oppression.

    Books

    Non-fiction

    Good non-fiction can be like having a conversation with a wiser and more experienced friend.

    Walking on Water by Madeline L'Engle

    A thought provoking and growth producing book about the intersection of faith and art in life.

     

    Humble Roots

    Made for More

    All That's Good

    by Hannah Anderson

    A trilogy of down to earth and realistic reflections about how faith intersects with the real stuff of living.

     

    It Takes One to Tango by Winifred M. Reilly

    A fantastic book about one Marriage and Family Therapist's path to change in her own marriage.

    Podcasts

    Podcasts can ignite curiosity and open our eyes to previously unknown truth.

    Invisibilia

    Discussion about the unseen things in our world that control human behavior, shaping our ideas, cultures and assumptions.

     

    Persuasion

    Thoughtful conversation (from a Christian perspective) between Hannah Anderson and Erin Straza about current topics.

    Movies

    Movies can provide a unique possibility to widen our understanding of reality through another person's perspective.

    A Hidden Life; a film by Terrance Mallack

    Based on a true story, a beautiful portrayal of the life and experiences of a conscientious objector during Hitler's reign in Germany.

    Articles

    Articles can provide us with thoughtful information that can inform our response to life's uncertainties.

    "The Discomfort You're Feeling is Grief" by David Kessler

    An article about the collective and individual grief that we are all experiencing as a result of COVID-19.

    Music

    Music awakens and educates our senses; it can be both soothing and uplifting to our souls.

    "Songs of Lament and Comfort" (Spotify Playlist).

    A collection of songs to inspire hope and worship during this current time of crisis.

    Devotional Aids

    Social Distancing requirements are a great opportunity to devote some extra time to growth producing spiritual practices.

    Every Moment Holy by Douglas McKelvey

    A wonderful collection of liturgies and prayers for the ordinary events of life.

     

    Word Made Art: Lent by Heather Caliri

    A unique devotional for the season of Lent that re-imagines our relationship with Scripture in a life giving way.

     

    Spiritual Disciplines Handbook: Practices that Transform Us by Adele Calhoun

    Includes a refreshing variety of spiritual discipline practices, with guidance and ideas for creative ways to apply them to life.

     

    When I am Afraid; A Step by Step guide Away from Fear and Anxiety by Ed Welch

    An interactive workbook which tangibly brings God's truth to a person's real and present experience of anxiety.