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All My Bones Shake
Robert Jensen, a life-long activist fighting for women’s rights, racial equality, and global justice, reveals with this book the emotional journey that brought him back to the church after an entire adulthood of religious indifference. Our world is perched on the verge of chaos, he warns. As political, economic, cultural, and ecological crises peak, the decisions we make are...
Blue-Eyed Devil: A Road Odyssey Through Islamic America
Michael Muhammad Knight
In his quest for an indigenous American Islam, Michael Muhammad Knight embarks on a series of interstate odysseys. Traveling 20,000 miles by Greyhound in sixty days, he squats in run-down mosques, pursues Muslim romance, is detained at the U.S.-Canadian border with a trunkload of Shia literature, crashes Islamic Society of North America...
A gonzo Confederacy of Dunces mixed with Sarah, Choir Boy combines off-kilter humor and its own brand of modern day magic in a rollicking, bittersweet story about growing up different.
Twelve year old Berry wants nothing more than to remain a choir boy. Choral music and the prospect of divinity thrill him. His fellow humans-from his feuding parents to the teenage transsexual prostitute...
Confessions of a Teenage Jesus Jerk
Gabe is a teenage Jehovah’s Witness convinced God is going to kill him at Armageddon for masturbating.But Gabe’s not alone: there’s his best friend Peter, who writes swear words in the margins of his Watchtower during Kingdom Hall meetings; Jin, the Korean kid in the congregation, who subsists on Ho Hos and Doritos; and Camille, who follows Gabe...
Going to Heaven
It may be a uniquely American success story: not long ago, who would have thought that the son of tobacco sharecroppers in Kentucky could become an Episcopal bishop? No one could have predicted that this boy, born poor, ill, and given little chance of survival, would in fact be elected and ordained 56 years later as the first openly gay bishop in the Anglican Church, finding himself...
Jew-ish Tales from Interfaith Homes
Half/Lifecreates and brands a community that has, until now, not even recognized itself as such. This book takes a disconnected group of people, a Diaspora of artists, and turns the group into a community with a common bond.Half/Life is an anthology of personal stories, written by authors who have all shared the experience of being raised in a half-Jewish...
Judas Iscariot is the historical symbol of betrayal. But what really happened at the Garden of Gethsemane? What really compelled Judas to hang himself from a tree? I, Judas reimagines Iscariot’s relationship to Jesus Christ and explores Judas’s orchestration of the elaborate con of the divinity of Jesus Christ, subverting the legend of Judas as he inhabits some of our most notorious...
Journey to the End of Islam
Michael Muhammad Knight
In Journey to the End of Islam, Michael Muhammad Knight—whose work has led to him being hailed as both the Jack Kerouac and Hunter S. Thompson of American Islam—wanders through Muslim countries, navigating between conflicting visions of his religion. Visiting holy sites in Pakistan, Syria, Egypt, and Ethiopia, Knight engages both the puritanical Islam promoted...
The Secret Love Lives of American Muslim Women
Ayesha Mattu and Nurya Maznavi
Full of warmth and wit, real-life love stories by American Muslim women whose romances are as individual as they are
In this groundbreaking collection, American Muslim women writers sweep aside stereotypes to share their real-life tales of flirting, dating, longing, and sex. Their stories show just how varied the search...
Secrets and Wives
The Hidden World of Mormon Polygamy
There are some 40,000 Mormon fundamentalists in America today, all of whom cleave to the doctrine of polygamy. But how much do we really know about them?
Outside of HBO’s Big Love, or the TLC reality show Sister Wives, we’re left with the occasional news story when a scandal breaks. And even the big stories barely scratch the surface. The...
The After-Death Room
Journey in Spiritual Activism
The After-Death Room offers an insider’s urgent quest for a more global understanding of the psycho-spiritual challenges that people face who wake up each morning inside the AIDS epidemic and have to act, to learn, to hope from there.McColly’s is an odyssey that leads him to search out African-American preachers on the Southside of...
The Intelligent Design Coloring Book
Pastor Brett Pirkle
A child’s life is full of both joys and challenges—the infinite wonder of learning, the literal and figurative scraped knees of everyday life, and, of course, deep, penetrating theological terror.
That’s why Pastor Brett of the Mega-Pheasant Heights Assembly Church has created an activity book that will divert those long lazy hours of idle youth...
If Tripping with Allah
is a road book, it’s a road book in the tradition of 2001: A Space Odyssey
, rather than On the Road
. Amazonian shamanism meets Christianity meets West African religion meets Islam in this work of reflection and inward adventure. Knight, the “Hunter S. Thompson of Islamic literature” seeks reconciliation between his Muslim identity and his drinking of ayahuasca, a psychedelic tea that has been used in the Amazon for centuries.