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Kindred

by Octavia Butler

Dana, a modern black woman, is celebrating her twenty-sixth birthday with her new husband when she is snatched abruptly from her home in California and transported to the antebellum South. Rufus, the white son...


Race Matters

by Cornel West

The fundamental litmus test for American democracy-its economy, government, criminal justice system, education, mass media, and culture-remains: how broad and intense are the arbitrary powers used and deployed...


Man's Search for Meaning: Gift Edition

by Viktor Frankl, Harold S. Kushner & William J. Winslade

Psychiatrist Viktor Frankl's memoir has riveted generations of readers with its descriptions of life in Nazi death camps and its lessons for spiritual survival. Between 1942 and 1945 Frankl labored in four different...


"Thou, Dear God": Prayers That Open Hearts and Spirits

by Martin The Reverend Dr J King & Lewis V. Baldwin

"Thou, Dear God" is the first and only collection of sixty-eight prayers by Martin Luther King, Jr. Arranged thematically in six parts--with prayers for spiritual guidance, special occasions, times of adversity,...


Overdiagnosed

by H. Gilbert Welch

From a nationally recognized expert, an exposé of the worst excesses of our zeal for medical testing

Going against the conventional wisdom reinforced by the medical establishment and Big Pharma that more screening...


The Right to Stay Home: How US Policy Drives Mexican Migration

by David Bacon

The story of the growing resistance of Mexican communities to the poverty that forces people to migrate to the United States

 

People across Mexico are being forced into migration, and while 11 percent of that...


Food Rebels, Guerrilla Gardeners, and Smart-Cookin' Mamas: Fighting Back in an Age of Industrial Agriculture

by Mark Winne

In an age of uncertainty about how climate change may affect the global food supply, industrial agribusiness promises to keep the world fed. Through the use of factory “farms,” genetic engineering, and the...


The Miracle of Mindfulness: An Introduction to the Practice of Meditation

by Thich Nhat Hanh

In this beautiful and lucid guide, Zen master Thich Nhat Hanh offers gentle anecdotes and practical exercise as a means of learning the skills of mindfulness--being awake and fully aware. From washing the dishes...


Mama's Boy, Preacher's Son: A Memoir of Growing Up, Coming Out, and Changing America's Schools

by Kevin Jennings

Long before Kevin Jennings began advocating to end anti-LGBT bias in schools, he was a victim of it. In Mama's Boy, Preacher's Son, Jennings traces the roots of his activism to his elementary school days in...


Prophetic Encounters: Religion and the American Radical Tradition

by Dan Mckanan

A broad, definitive history of the profound relationship between religion and movements for social change in America

Though in recent years the religious right has been a powerful political force, making “religion”...


God vs. Gay?: The Religious Case for Equality

by Jay Michaelson

Does the Bible prohibit homosexuality? No, says Bible scholar and activist Jay Michaelson. But not only that: Michaelson also shows that the vast majority of our shared religious traditions support the full...


Considering Hate: Violence, Goodness, and Justice in American Culture and Politics

by Kay Whitlock & Michael Bronski

A provocative book about rethinking hatred and violence in America

 

Over the centuries American society has been plagued by brutality fueled by disregard for the humanity of others: systemic violence against...


Blood of the Tiger: A Story of Conspiracy, Greed, and the Battle to Save a Magnificent Species

by J. A. Mills

Blood of the Tiger takes readers on a wild ride to save one of the world’s rarest animals from a band of Chinese billionaires.

 

Many people think wild tigers are on the road to recovery, but they are in greater...


Finding Higher Ground: Adaptation in the Age of Warming

by Amy Seidl

While much of the global warming conversation rightly focuses on reducing our carbon footprint, the reality is that even if we were to immediately cease emissions, we would still face climate change into the...


Cabin Fever: A Suburban Father's Search for the Wild

by Tom Montgomery

Cabin Fever might be described as a modern Walden, if you can imagine Thoreau married, with a job, three kids, and a minivan. A seasonal memoir written alternately from a little cabin in the Michigan woods...


The Separation of Church and State

by Forrest Church

Now in paperback, a primer of essential writings about one of the cornerstones of our democracy by the original authors of the Constitution, edited by preeminant liberal theologian Forrest Church.

Americans will...


Lifecraft

by Forrest Church

The Art of Meaning in the Everyday

A joyous book on the art of finding meaning in daily life. Forrest Church challenges much of the modern search for meaning-indeed, the entire thrust of modern theology.

From...


The Coming Population Crash: and Our Planet's Surprising Future

by Fred Pearce

A leading environmental writer looks at the unexpected effects—and possible benefits—of a shrinking, graying population

 

Over the last century, the world’s population quadrupled and fears of overpopulation...


A House for Hope: The Promise of Progressive Religion for the Twenty-First Century

by John Buehrens & Rebecca Ann Parker

Hope is rising. The political tide in the United States has turned, and people across the country who have been working for years for social change and justice finally feel as though they aren't struggling alone....


Mean Little deaf Queer: A Memoir

by Terry Galloway

In 1959, the year Terry Galloway turned nine, the voices of everyone she loved began to disappear. No one yet knew that an experimental antibiotic given to her mother had wreaked havoc on her fetal nervous system,...