Brett Webb-Mitchell

Church Publishing Inc., 2010

Presbyterian minister Webb-Mitchell looks honestly at the attitudes within church communities towards towards people with disabilities in the context of biblical perspectives of spiritual gifts of all members of the body of Christ and our relationship to one another.

Sister Helen Prejean

Knopf Doubleday, 1994


The bestselling 1993 book by Roman Catholic sister Prejean which is the account of her life-changing relationship with two men on death row in Louisiana.

Sister Helen Prejean

Vintage, 2006


In her second book, first published in 2005, Prejean, author of Dead Man Walking, takes on the primary issue with the death penalty: innocent people are convicted and executed.

Emmanuel Katangole

Wm. B. Eerdmans, 2010 

Professor and priest, Katangole reflects on the political and spiritual crisis in African countries and concludes that hope lies in churches willingness and readiness to lead the way to change and sacrifice. Through examples of individual sacrifice and commitment, conflict can be overcome and replaced by a new future.


Bernadette J. Brooten, editor

Jacqueline L. Hazelton, assistant to the editor

Palgrave Macmillan, 2010

This stunning collection of essays on American slavery looks at the religious and social factors in its establishment and history and the profound continuing impact on our country almost a century and a half since its abolishment.


William Keepin

Cynthia Brix

Hohm Press, 2009


Internationally recognized teachers and trainers for gender empowerment, Keepin and Brix tell about the work in Pune, India to overcome the oppression of women there and of saving their lives at "Maher," a place of refuge headed by a Roman Catholic sister for abused and battered women and their children.

John Dear

Wm. B. Eerdmans, 2008


Respected peace activist and Jesuit priest John Dear's newest book explores what Jesus really says about nonviolence and how to implement that in our lives as Christians today, giving instances of his own nonviolent actions in defense of peace.  He also reviews the work of famous twentieth-century peace activists and shares his vision of a world without violence.


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William Keepin

Cynthia Brix 

Molly Dwyer

Hohm Press, 2007

William Keepin and Cynthia Brix, internationally recognized for their gender reconciliation work, share their journeys with women and men who have had the courage to confront gender injustices and come together in "gender reconciliation" throughout the world, especially in South Africa and India.

David Beckmann

Westminster John Knox Press, 2010

Beckmann and the organization which he leads, Bread for the World, won the World Food Prize this year for their work in reducing hunger on the planet.

Nicholas D. Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn

Knopf, 2009

In their bestselling book, Kristof and WuDunn, husband and wife, discuss the state of women's and girls' lives and rights worldwide, raising the issues of gendercide, slavery, and economic powerlessness.

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