Now Available – You Are What You Love

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James K. A. Smith’s You are What You Love officially releases today!

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This Just in: The Future of Our Faith

Cover ArtYounger Christians are leaving the church in droves, frustrated and disillusioned by the track record of American Christianity. Older Christians, who still lead most churches, are concerned about this trend. But the generations don’t see eye to eye on many things. There is a lot of talking and writing about the other instead of working to build bridges between generations so they can learn from each other.

In The Future of Our Faith, two evangelical leaders forty years apart in age discuss some of the biggest issues challenging Christianity today and into the future. The authors model and cultivate an intentional, charitable, and much-needed intergenerational dialogue as they discuss key issues that will define the church’s faithfulness in the next generation. Each chapter includes sidebar reflections from notable Christian leaders, including Christena Cleveland, Jim Daly, Jason Fileta, Christopher A. Hall, Jo Anne Lyon, Gabriel Salguero, Carol and Peter Schreck, Nicholas Wolterstorff, and Jenny Yang. The book also includes individual and small group study questions.

Christians who care about the future of American Christianity will value this work, as will pastors, chaplains, and youth ministers who work with college and young adult ministries. It will also be useful in practical ministry classes.

 

Ronald J. SiderRonald J. Sider (PhD, Yale University) is the founder and president emeritus of Evangelicals for Social Action and senior distinguished professor of theology, holistic ministry, and public policy at Palmer Theological Seminary at Eastern University in Wynnewood, Pennsylvania.

Ben LoweBen Lowe is actively engaged on a number of justice issues and is the founding spokesperson of Young Evangelicals for Climate Action. A graduate of Wheaton College, he has spoken on over fifty college campuses and is the author of Green Revolution and Doing Good without Giving Up. Visit his website at benlowe.net.

 

 

Praise for: The Future of Our Faith

The Future of Our Faith is simultaneously an invitation to accept the church as it is and to dream of the church as it could be.”—Shane Claiborne, author and activist

“I have long looked to Ron Sider for his wise counsel, and I increasingly look to Ben Lowe for his leadership on issues of faith and justice. At this critical time in the church’s history, I am grateful for their new book….An invitation and a challenge for us to partner across generations for the sake of the kingdom.”—Noel Castellanos, CEO and president, Christian Community Development Association (CCDA)

“A blessing to the church today and a model for the church to come.”—Karen Swallow Prior, author of Booked and Fierce Convictions

“If you care about the future of Christian witness in a post-Christian America, you’ll read The Future of Our Faith.”—Katelyn Beaty, managing editor, Christianity Today

The Future of Our Faith is a multifaceted examination of the hazards and hopes of our time across generational lines. Ron Sider and Ben Lowe are two of the best Christian thinkers I know. I can’t imagine a more dynamic duo to write a book like this.”—Jonathan Merritt, author of Jesus Is Better Than You Imagined

“While I don’t agree with everything in this book, the conversation here is thought-provoking and a great help for Christians seeking to analyze the world around us. The discussion between Ron Sider and Ben Lowe ought to remind us of what we are often sadly lacking in the evangelical church—cross-generational connection. I pray this book sparks many more conversations between older and younger Christians about the future of our faith.”—Russell Moore, president, Southern Baptist Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission

 

 

This Just In: Justice Calling

Cover ArtJustice requires perseverance—a deep perseverance we can’t muster on our own. The needs in our world are staggering and even the most passion-driven reactions, strategies, and good intentions can falter. But we serve a God who never falters, a God who sees all the needs, hears all the cries, and gives strength—through Jesus Christ and the Holy Spirit—to his people.

The Justice Calling draws us into the whole story of Scripture, inviting us to know more intimately the God who loves justice and calls us to give our lives to seek the flourishing of others.

Weaving together a comprehensive biblical theology of justice, authors Hoang and Johnson build on the whole of Scripture from Genesis to Revelation as they explore stories of injustice around the globe today. They spur Christians to root their passion for justice in persevering hope, fueled by knowing the God of rescue and restoration. The book also includes invitations to practices that can further form readers into people who join God’s work of setting things right in the world.

 

 Bethany Hanke HoangBethany Hanke Hoang (MDiv, Princeton Theological Seminary) engages leaders around the world with the critical connection between justice and spiritual formation. She advises and regularly speaks on behalf of the Institute for Biblical Justice for International Justice Mission (IJM.org), a global organization that protects the poor from violence. Hoang was named among “50 Women to Watch” by Christianity Today and one of “20 Women to Watch” by Catalyst. She has also been profiled for her leadership in the justice movement by Outreach and Relevant and has published Deepening the Soul for Justice. Hoang lives in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

Kristen Deede JohnsonKristen Deede Johnson (PhD, University of St. Andrews) is associate professor of theology and Christian formation at Western Theological Seminary in Holland, Michigan. She teaches and writes in the areas of theology, culture, formation, and political theory. Her previous publications include Theology, Political Theory, and Pluralism: Beyond Tolerance and Difference.

 

Praise for: The Justice Calling

“I can’t imagine a better biblical and theological introduction to the topic of justice, combined with pastoral wisdom and the urgency that comes from direct engagement with the brokenness of our world.”—Andy Crouch, executive editor, Christianity Today

“I suspect that The Justice Calling will become one of those books I turn to again and again.”—Lynne Hybels, advocate for global engagement, Willow Creek Community Church

“They explicitly address the need of those who struggle for justice, patience, lament, and hope. An important contribution.”—Nicholas Wolterstorff, Yale University

“I’m genuinely inspired by this book and pray that it will encourage, challenge, and inspire others not only to the work of justice but also to the God of justice.”—Eugene Cho, senior pastor, Quest Church

“One of the best biblical theologies on justice that I’ve ever read. As an advocate for justice and racial reconciliation, I highly recommend it!”—Brenda Salter McNeil, Seattle Pacific University

“As we face down the giants of injustice in the season ahead, this is a book I’d urge every follower of Jesus to dig into and carry close at hand.”—Gary A. Haugen, president and CEO, International Justice Mission; author of The Locust Effect

“With tender passion and immense wisdom, Bethany Hoang and Kristen Johnson invite us to see that the drama of the Bible is about growing goodness as a means to thwart what is unrighteous….This is a must-read, glorious book.”—Dan B. Allender, Seattle School of Theology and Psychology

“While the stories of pain and injustice will haunt you, this fresh exploration of God’s vision for our world will make you want to get up and do something—and invite others to join you.”—Kara Powell, Fuller Youth Institute

“Bethany and Kristen lead us through the metanarrative of Scripture in such a beautiful, justice-centered way that we cannot see justice as a tertiary topic anymore….Beautifully written, beautifully lived!”—Sara Groves, singer/songwriter and advocate for IJM

“Thank you, Bethany and Kristen, for this important work; it is powerful and convicting and will be a staple book for the church for many years to come.”—Gabe Lyons, author of Good Faith and founder of Q

“God calls us to show up and love with his love, and we can’t do that if we don’t know his word. This book takes us deep into God’s word as God takes us deep into his world.”—Christine Caine, founder of The A21 Campaign and Propel

“I am excited to see how this work will influence leaders as they face the biblical challenge to confront injustice head on at God’s invitation.”—Tyler Reagin, executive director, Catalyst

This Just In: Human Being and Becoming

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Becoming fully human is a lifelong journey. It can also be an incredible adventure. Here internationally respected depth psychologist, spiritual guide, and personal transformation coach Dr. David Benner explores the mysteries of human being and becoming.

Drawing on insights from science, philosophy, and forty years of experience integrating psychology and spirituality, he presents concrete steps for living in ways that move us toward wholeness. He also draws on mysticism, the perennial wisdom tradition, interfaith dialogue, and the contemplative Christian tradition, developing a robust spirituality that reveals how we can align ourselves with God’s presence in the world.

 

David G. Benner PhDDavid G. Benner (PhD, York University; postdoctoral studies, Chicago Institute of Psychoanalysis) is an internationally known depth psychologist, author, spiritual guide, and personal transformation coach who lives in Toronto, Ontario. He has authored or edited more than thirty books, lectures widely around the world, and has held numerous clinical and academic appointments. Visit his website at www.drdavidgbenner.ca.

 

Praise for Human Being and Becoming:

“David Benner is an adventurer and an explorer of geographical horizons and spiritual landscapes. Thank God he invites us to join him in the adventure, for the journey he describes is truly glorious!”—Ruth Haley Barton, founder and CEO, Transforming Center; author of Sacred Rhythms: Arranging Our Lives for Spiritual Transformation

“David Benner again offers winsome wisdom. His contribution and legacy will most certainly be taking concepts like being and becoming and not simplifying them, for they would then be less satisfying, but giving us insights and connections to create a beautiful elegance that helps us grasp them….Please read this. Please integrate this. Please pass this around. We will have a richer and more current Christian expression because of it: a Christianity that is truly becoming in a world that continues becoming and unfolding. Both the book and the author are gifts.”—Ron Martoia, author of Transformational Architecture

“From his own adventures in the human journey, David Benner offers this exquisite and engaging mosaic to expand our awareness of being as vital interconnectedness and to compel us toward our destined wholeness through timely practices of receptivity, hospitality, and consent to love-guided living.”—John Kiemele, founder and executive director, Selah Center, Woodway, Washington

This Just In: To the Table

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With the growing farm-to-table movement and increasing popularity of local farmers’ markets, we are becoming more conscious of where our food originates. In this spirituality of eating and food, Lisa Graham McMinn encourages readers to reflect on the realities of food today and understand how eating forms their souls inwardly, upwardly, and outwardly.

McMinn celebrates the goodness of food in God’s creation, offering practical guidance on what it means to eat alone or in community with more intention, compassion, humility, and gratitude. She also tells the story of food that occurs every year as it transitions from seed to table.

To the Table features sidebars containing gardening and food tips, recipes, and food preservation guides. End-of-chapter questions for individual and group use are included.

 

Lisa Graham McMinn

Lisa Graham McMinn (PhD, Portland State University) is co-owner of Fern Creek, a thirty-family CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) farm outside of Newberg, Oregon. She is writer in residence at George Fox University, where she previously taught sociology, and is the author of several books, including Growing Strong Daughters and Walking Gently on the Earth.

 

Praise for To the Table:

“A warm and wise invitation to practice eating as a spiritual discipline—not as an act of self-improvement but as a way of living out and delighting in the generous, abundant, just, sweet, and savory love of God.”—Rachel Marie Stone, author of Eat with Joy

“With inspiring and illuminating stories and astute cultural analysis, McMinn shows us how the whole of eating can be a sacramental act that brings healing to our hungry and hurting world. This beautifully written book is ideal for group study, and its recipes and cooking advice will encourage people to gather in kitchens and around tables to share in the grace of God.”—Norman Wirzba, author of Food and Faith

To the Table is about dining devotionally, which feeds both body and soul. A deeply nourishing read.”—Joel Salatin, Polyface Farm

“If this book were a table, it would bow under the weight of its abundance. Filled with research, recipes, how-to tips, and personal narrative, To the Table will encourage faithful readers to head straight for their own gardens, farmers markets, pantries, and tables as they learn to eat more intentionally, more prayerfully, and with stronger community ties.”—Jenell Paris, Messiah College

“McMinn artfully weaves stories, Scripture, science, and recipes together in this holistic and practical exploration of what it can look like to eat well today….A warm and compelling invitation to a more compassionate, nourishing, and faithful way of living.”—Ben Lowe, Evangelical Environmental Network

“McMinn brings together a delightful collection of stories, recipes, and philosophy about gardening, cooking, and everything in between. This whimsical little book provides a feast in many forms. It is a must-read for every gardener, cook, and person concerned about where our food comes from and how we gather to eat it.”—Christine Sine, Mustard Seed Associates

“From its researched critique of the modern food industry to the way it describes our everyday practices and relationship with food as a spiritual experience, To the Table helps us regain the knowledge and intimacy necessary to eat well, to eat right, and to eat in communion with creation and each other.”—Randy Woodley author of Shalom and the Community of Creation

“A delightfully earthy book that combines keen theological reflection about food and community with personal stories and recipes. To The Table emphasizes the central role food plays in our lives, and challenges us to be more attentive to how we eat.” – Relevant Magazine

 Also, check out this recent Publishers Weekly interview with Lisa Graham McMinn!

This Just In: Evangelicals and Catholics Together at Twenty

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Founded by Charles Colson and Richard John Neuhaus in 1994, Evangelicals and Catholics Together (ECT) has fostered a fruitful conversation on the meaning of the gospel in today’s world. Over the course of twenty years, ECT has issued nine statements addressing contemporary topics.

This one-volume guide, the first collection of the ECT statements, explores the key accomplishments of this groundbreaking, ongoing dialogue. Introductions and notes provide context and discuss history and future prospects. The book also includes prefaces by J. I. Packer and Cardinal Timothy Dolan, a foreword by George Weigel, and an epilogue by R. R. Reno and Kevin J. Vanhoozer.

 

Timothy GeorgeTimothy George (ThD, Harvard University) is founding dean and professor of divinity, history, and doctrine at Beeson Divinity School, Samford University, in Birmingham, Alabama. He is the author or editor of numerous books, including Theology of the Reformers, God the Holy Trinity, and J. I. Packer and the Evangelical Future. He is a member of the editorial council for Christianity Today and is on the editorial advisory board of Books & Culture.

Thomas G. GuarinoThomas G. Guarino (STD, Catholic University of America) is professor of systematic theology at Seton Hall University in South Orange, New Jersey. He is the author of several books, including Vattimo and Theology and Foundations of Systematic Theology.

 

Praise for Evangelicals and Catholics Together at Twenty:

“These statements and their accompanying essays deserve a wide and attentive readership because of both the pertinence of their concerns and the sophistication of their theological argument. This volume reflects ecumenical writing done at a superior level.” – Lawrence S. Cunningham, University of Notre Dame

“Evangelicals and Catholics Together continues to make a very positive contribution to Christian theology, moral action, and ecumenical integrity. While its independent, noninstitutional, and ad hoc way of working is distinctly American, the fruits of its labors offer a great, ongoing gift to the entire Christian world.” – Mark A. Noll, coauthor of Is the Reformation Over?

“It is wonderful to have these ecumenically rich and theologically substantive statements gathered into a single volume, which is further enhanced by helpful and insightful introductions to each of the nine statements as well as a general introduction and epilogue that set the context and foster ongoing discernment. This unique witness to faith-filled dialogue not only enlightens but also inspires and emboldens. Such witness takes on even greater urgency in a contemporary culture increasingly adrift.” – Fr. Robert Imbelli, Boston College

This Just In: Psalms 1-50, by Ellen Charry

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The biblical psalms are perhaps the most commented-upon texts in human history. They are at once deeply alluring and deeply troubling.

In this addition to the acclaimed Brazos Theological Commentary on the Bible, Ellen Charry offers a theological reading of Psalms 1-50, exploring the various voices in the poems to discern the conversation they engage about God, suffering, and hope as well as ways of community belonging. The commentary examines the context of the psalms as worship–tending to both their original setting and their subsequent Jewish and Christian appropriation–and explores the psychological dynamics facing the speaker.

The book includes a foreword by William P. Brown.

 

 

Ellen T. CharryEllen T. Charry (PhD, Temple University) is Margaret W. Harmon Professor of Theology at Princeton Theological Seminary in Princeton, New Jersey. She is the author of numerous articles and several books, including God and the Art of Happiness. Charry has served on the editorial boards of the Scottish Journal of Theology and Pro Ecclesia and currently serves as an editor-at-large for The Christian Century.

 

Praise for Psalms 1-50:

“It is a wonder and a gift to have a systematic theologian slow down and focus attention on the particularity of biblical texts. No one doing theology can do that more effectively than Charry.” – Walter Brueggemann, Columbia Theological Seminary

“Ellen Charry’s exposition of Psalms 1-50 is in a class of its own as a theological exposition of an Old Testament book….I shall often come back to this commentary.” – John Goldingay, Fuller Theological Seminary

“A very thoughtful, theological reflection on the Psalter. Truly to be commended is the seriousness with which Charry takes up the settings provided by the Psalm titles themselves as well as the questions raised by Jewish and Christian interpreters over the centuries….Allows the theological depth of the Psalter to open up new vistas for the religious life.” – Gary A. Anderson, University of Notre Dame

“Grounded in a close reading of the text, this widely useful volume steadily demonstrates how the psalmists discover and rediscover God’s faithfulness.” – Ellen F. Davis, Duke Divinity School

“Bringing deep theological wisdom and human experience to reading and hearing the Psalms, Ellen Charry has given us a beautiful commentary in every way–exegetical, theological, and pastoral.” – Patrick D. Miller, Princeton Theological Seminary

“The Psalms are daily bread for the broken hearted. Ellen Charry reads them this way and in doing so opens her commentary for my Jewish eyes as well as the eyes of her many Christian readers.” – Peter Ochs, University of Virginia

“By asking how psalms relate to but also challenge later Christian theology, Ellen Charry reads them as part of the Christian’s Bible without claiming they speak specifically of Christ. As a result, her commentary will interest–and truly guide–people of more than one faith.” – Benjamin D. Sommer, Jewish Theological Seminary

This Just In: Free to Serve, by Stephen Monsma and Stanley Carlson-Thies

Cover ArtWhat do Hobby Lobby, InterVarsity Christian Fellowship, Wheaton College, World Vision, the Little Sisters of the Poor, and the University of Notre Dame have in common? All are faith-based organizations that have faced pressure to act in ways contrary to their religious beliefs.

In this book, two policy experts show how faith-based groups–those active in the educational, healthcare, international aid and development, and social service fields–can defend their ability to follow their religiously based beliefs without having to jettison the very faith and faith-based practices that led them to provide services to those in need. They present a pluralist vision for religious freedom for faith-based organizations of all religious traditions.

 

 

Matthew L. Skinner Stephen V. Monsma (PhD, Michigan State University) is a senior research fellow at the Paul B. Henry Institute for the Study of Christianity and Politics at Calvin College in Grand Rapids, Michigan, and professor emeritus of political science at Pepperdine University. He is also a fellow at the Center for Public Justice.

Matthew L. SkinnerStanley W. Carlson-Thies (PhD, University of Toronto) is director of the Institutional Religious Freedom Alliance, a division of the Center for Public Justice (CPJ), in Washington, DC. He is a senior fellow at CPJ and at the Canadian think tank Cardus. Carlson-Thies served with George W. Bush’s White House Office of Faith-Based and Community Initiatives and served on a task force of President Obama’s Advisory Council on Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships.

 

Praise for Free to Serve:

“We have to protect the rights of everyone in our society if we are to protect the rights of anyone. This is an important book for our times.” – Richard Stearns, president, World Vision US

“A must-read for anyone interested in preserving our country’s historic stance on religious freedom.” – Ronald J. Sider, Palmer Seminary, Eastern University

“A timely and compelling case for how the United States can navigate the current changes to social norms.” – Shirley V. Hoogstra, JD, president, Council for Christian Colleges and Universities

“A clarion call and prophetic prescription for those committed to never sacrificing truth on the altar of expediency.” – Samuel Rodriguez, president, NHCLC/CONELA, Hispanic Evangelical Association

“Anyone who cares about the state of religious freedom in America should read this book.” – David Nammo, executive director and CEO, Christian Legal Society

“Monsma and Carlson-Thies offer proactive remedies that nourish the hope of principled pluralism and promote a civil society in which people of all faiths, or none, enjoy expansive freedom.” – Philip G. Ryken, president, Wheaton College

“[A] timely, readable, and intellectually serious book.” – John J. DiIulio Jr., first director, White House Office of Faith-Based and Community Initiatives

“If you believe your faith should extend beyond the walls of your place of worship, you simply must read this outstanding book.” – Peter Greer, president and CEO, HOPE International

Free to Serve examines the unintended consequences of violating religious freedom and offers hope for a society where individual beliefs are fully expressed.” – Tami Heim, president and CEO, Christian Leadership Alliance

“An important and timely book. The authors’ call to principled pluralism…is a vital message.” – Alec Hill, president, InterVarsity Christian Fellowship/USA

This Just In: Intrusive God, Disruptive Gospel, by Matthew Skinner

Cover ArtThis engaging book guides readers through one of the most colorful books of the Bible, illuminating passages from Acts that show the Christian gospel expressing itself through the lives, speech, struggles, and adventures of Jesus’s followers. The book emphasizes the disruptive character of the Christian gospel and shows how Acts repeatedly describes God as upsetting the status quo by changing people’s lives, society’s conventions, and our basic expectations of what’s possible.

Suited for individual and group study, this book by a New Testament scholar with a gift for popular communication asks serious questions and eschews pat answers, bringing Acts alive for contemporary reflection on the character of God, the challenges of faith, and the church.

 

 

Matthew L. Skinner Matthew L. Skinner (PhD, Princeton Theological Seminary) is professor of New Testament at Luther Seminary in St. Paul, Minnesota. He frequently contributes to popular Christian magazines and blogs and is a featured writer for ON Scripture (a weekly column carried by Odyssey Networks), the Huffington Post, and other online outlets. He has written for WorkingPreacher.org, where he can be heard on weekly Sermon Brainwave podcasts, and for EnterTheBible.org.

 

Praise for Intrusive God, Disruptive Gospel:

“Matthew Skinner probes the book of Acts in an impressively effective way. He successfully negotiates the vexed issue of history and theology and offers a concise, accessible theological twist to every text he considers. His study shows the way in which the narrative text of Acts continues to be compelling for the church’s self-understanding and mission.” – Walter Brueggemann, Columbia Theological Seminary

“The book of Acts tells an exciting story that warrants the sort of engagement it is afforded here. Skinner takes us beyond the pedantic concerns of academia to experience the power of the story itself, to participate in its transformations and discoveries. Anyone who is spiritual and/or religious will benefit from this disruptive encounter with ‘absurdly good news.'” – Mark Allan Powell, Trinity Lutheran Seminary

“There is no doubt that Acts is an entertaining read, full of the stuff of legend and tall tales. But what is a twenty-first-century Christian to do with such an unusual collection of stories about the early years of our faith? Enter Matthew Skinner, an internationally renowned scholar of Acts who has, for decades now, immersed himself in Acts–studying, writing, teaching, and preaching it. In this book, Skinner grips our attention, all of it, as he honestly, artfully, judiciously, concisely, and consistently connects our experience with the book of Acts. Chapter by chapter, Skinner teaches us, raises crucial questions–the raw, complex questions that we real readers have–and then offers bold conclusions born from his observations as both a scholar and a Christian.” – Jaime Clark-Soles, Southern Methodist University

This Just In: Darkness Is My Only Companion, Revised and Expanded Edition, by Kathryn Greene-McCreight

Cover ArtWhere is God in the suffering of a mentally ill person? What happens to the soul when the mind is ill? How are Christians to respond to mental illness?

In this brave and compassionate book, theologian and priest Kathryn Greene-McCreight confronts these difficult questions raised by her own mental illness–bipolar disorder. With brutal honesty, she tackles often avoided topics such as suicide, mental hospitals, and electroconvulsive therapy. Greene-McCreight offers the reader everything from poignant and raw glimpses into the mind of a mentally ill person to practical and forthright advice for their friends, family, and clergy.

The first edition has been recognized as one of the finest books on the subject. This thoroughly revised edition incorporates updated research and adds anecdotal and pastoral commentary. It also includes a new foreword by the current Archbishop of Canterbury and a new afterword by the author.

 

Kathryn Greene-McCreightKathryn Greene-McCreight (PhD, Yale University) is associate chaplain at The Episcopal Church at Yale, priest affiliate at Christ Church in New Haven, Connecticut, and a theological writer. She also serves on the board of the Elm City Chapter of NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness) and on the Patient and Family Advisory Council of Yale-New Haven Psychiatric Hospital. She is the author of several books, including the forthcoming I Am with You: The Archbishop’s Lent Book for 2016.

 

Praise for Darkness Is My Only Companion:

“I am often asked by people who have read Hannah’s Child, my memoir wherein I tell the story of what it meant to live with someone suffering with bipolar disorder, how to go on in the face of such an illness. I simply recommend Greene-McCreight’s Darkness Is My Only Companion. I do so because the story she tells is shaped by her profound Christological commitments and wisdom, making this a book that we simply cannot live without.” – Stanley Hauerwas, Duke Divinity School

“In Darkness Is My Only Companion Kathryn Greene-McCreight takes the reader on her private journey through the hidden world of mental illness….This book is a must read for every person struggling with a mental health problem, every pastor that ministers to those in distress, and every family member whose loved one has been taken away from them by a mental disorder.” – Matthew S. Stanford, author of Grace for the Afflicted

“In this honest and poignant reflection Kathryn Greene-McCreight seeks to ‘witness to the working of the triune God in the pain of one mentally ill Christian.’ She does so beautifully, graciously guiding readers through the depths of depression and the cacophony of mania to the hard road of ‘reconstruction’–always relying on Scripture and the prayers and hymns of the church to give voice to her experience. This ‘extended prayer’ of a book is a gift to the church and to anyone who seeks to walk faithfully alongside someone with mental illness.” – Warren Kinghorn, Duke University Medical Center and Duke Divinity School