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Roots and Sky, by Christie Purifoy

Even in the jagged edges of life, God’s glory shines. And we are the cultivators of this glory.

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Bipolar Faith, by Monica A. Coleman

Honest and harrowing, this spiritual autobiography testifies to God’s persuasive presence in a life that bears family legacies of slavery, alcoholism, abuse, and mental illness.

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Ambivalent motherhood

A review of Amy Seek

The physical reality of her son, the very tangible way that he is a part of her, will not go away. He is with her everywhere she goes.

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Teaching love

A review of Mary Karr

Honestly facing the conflict of self with self—and choosing words that reveal its particular manifestations in one life—is hard, hard work.

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Tailings: A Memoir, by Kaethe Schwehn

Kaethe Schwehn's memoir of loss, quest, and initiation begins by introducing the special spiritual geography of Holden Village.

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Change of Heart, by Jeanne Bishop

Spring books

When Jeanne Bishop learned of her sister's murder, she found herself saying aloud, "I don't want to hate anybody."

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Carry On, Warrior and The Girl Got Up

Spring books

Shortly after Glennon Melton was plucked from obscurity thanks to a series of enormously viral blog posts, Scribner beat out nine other major publishers in the bidding for her first book, Carry On, Warrior.

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A Year of Biblical Womanhood and Sabbath in the Suburbs

In a guinea pig memoir, the intrepid narrator tries on a practice for a period of time, often a year, in the hope that the project will lead to personal or prophetic insight, renewed hope for the future—and a book deal.