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    In his debut book, writer and blogger David Zahl riffs on the intersection of music, memoir, and theology to create a fresh and colorful series of essays that truly stands alone. Arranged like an album, A Mess of Help surveys some of pop’s most eccentric icons in hopes of finding answers to both the small questions (“Who am I?”) and the big ones (“What about Michael Jackson?”) — unearthing timeless wisdom even as it entertains. So if you’ve ever wondered how fundamentalism sparked Guns N’ Roses, what ABBA can do for your marriage, or why Brian Wilson built his sandbox…open your heart and drop the needle.

    Paperback: 268 pages
    Publisher: Mockingbird Ministries (December 7, 2014)
    ISBN-10: 9780990792703
    ISBN-13: 978-0990792703
    Product Dimensions: 5.2 x 0.7 x 8 inches

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    Joy to the world….hooray for the arrival of our Advent Zine! The Advent Zine includes something special: an illustrated comic series to help our young ones visualize the story of Christmas. Order one zine per child to discover the true meaning of the season.

    This 4-week series takes you through the epic arrival of Jesus. Kids can begin to discover the incredible events leading up to the arrival of Jesus.

    Advent by: $20.00
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    A walk is better with a friend. Reading the Bible can be the same way. In An Easy Stroll Through a Short Gospel, Larry Parsley guides us through the shortest official take on the biggest life ever lived — the story of Jesus played out in the Gospel of Mark. The journey is relatively quick, but the vistas you’ll see along the way can linger for a lifetime.

    Paperback: 200 pages
    Publisher: Mockingbird Ministries (December 3, 2018)
    ISBN-10:
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    ISBN-13: 978-0998917191
    Product Dimensions: 5 x 0.5 x 8 inches

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    Robert Capon’s first book, originally published in 1965. Re-released for the first time, Bed & Board is Robert Capon’s enduring, rambunctious counsel on marriage and family life—woven through with the message of grace that never changes.

    Paperback: 194 pages
    Publisher: Mockingbird Ministries (April 12, 2018)
    ISBN-10: 0998917117
    ISBN-13: 978-0998917115
    Product Dimensions: 5.2 x 0.5 x 8 inches

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    Straight from the 2011 Pensacola mini-conference to you. An absolute must-hear for anyone involved in ministry… or life. For a preview, go here.

    Product Info: 77MB, 3 downloadable zipfiles
    Content: 2 hour-long talks, 1 Q&A

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    One woman’s hilarious and deeply touching dispatch from the trenches of contemporary life, Churchy traces the fingerprints of grace from hospital hallways to community swimming pools to church nurseries and back again. Unflinchingly honest yet unfailingly hopeful, Rev. Sarah is a genre unto herself. You’ve never had this much fun going to church.

    Paperback: 180 pages
    Publisher: Mockingbird Ministries (December 4, 2016)
    ISBN-10: 0990792781
    ISBN-13: 978-0990792789
    Product Dimensions: 5.5 x 0.4 x 8.5 inches

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    Editors: John D. Koch, Todd H.W. Brewer

    What is grace? And more important, what difference do the “comfortable words” of grace make in the lives of everyday people? These essays reflect Dr. Paul F.M. Zahl’s emphasis on the relationship between theology as an academic discipline and the pastoral impact of “one-way love.”

    Contributors include: C. FitzSimons Allison, Todd Brewer, George Carey, James D. G. Dunn, Susan G. Eastman, Mark Mattes, Geiko Müller-Farenholz, Justin S. Holcomb, John D. Koch Jr, Lauren Larkin, Jonathan A. Linebaugh, Jürgen Moltmann, Heinz-Dieter Neef, J. Ashley Null, Raymond C. Ortlund Jr., Dylan D. Potter, Justyn Terry, Tullian Tchividjian, Jonathan K. M. Wong, Paul F. M. Zahl, and Simeon Zahl.

    Paperback: 294 pages
    Publisher: Pickwick Publications (November 6, 2013)
    ISBN-10: 1610977874
    ISBN-13: 978-1610977876
    Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.7 x 9 inches

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    Our first Adventure is all about Creation. StoryMakers will be introduced to an immersive experience on the beginning of Genesis. Children will discover that God is the Creator of All, the ultimate StoryMaker, and faithfully shares his mercy with us from the very beginning. Through our visuals and activities, StoryMakers will experience the progression of Genesis and will be given a glimpse into God’s promises to Creation.

    Creation by: $20.00
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    The Bible is as strange as it is surprising. Even its most well-known stories can catch us off guard, revealing things about God and about ourselves that we had not seen before. Nowhere is this more true than with the book of Genesis. Its iconic accounts of shepherds and nomads, apple-eaters and ark-builders, sharpen our view of human life and the God who works in the midst of it. With empathy and imagination, Eden and Afterward traces the first notes of the song of grace which plays throughout the entire Bible.

    Paperback: 132 pages
    Publisher: Mockingbird Ministries (March 27, 2014)
    ISBN-10: 9780615997933
    ISBN-13: 978-0615997933
    Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.3 x 9 inches

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    When Father William Jansson hears the unexpected confession of a dead priest’s mistress, he finds himself caught in a web of secrets and mysteries. Exit 36 is Robert Capon’s probing investigation of death, judgment, Hell, and Heaven.

    Paperback: 287 pages
    Publisher: Mockingbird Ministries (October 19, 2018)
    ISBN-10: 0998917184
    ISBN-13: 978-0998917184
    Product Dimensions: 5.2 x 0.7 x 8 inches

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    Drawing on such canonical sources as Shakespeare, Arrested Development, U2, and many more, this collection of sermons connects the Good News about Jesus to our everyday life with wit and grace. Presenting Scripture’s own sober view of things, Paul Walker diagnoses the pain, guilt, and failure that so often plague us. But amid that bleak account of our experience, the preacher’s punch line is always the same: Christ died and rose again to heal, pardon, and free us. For every circumstance, these sermons remind us of the Gospel’s sustaining hope.
     
    Hardcover/Paperback: 262 pages
    Publisher: Mockingbird Ministries (November 20, 2019)
    ISBN-Hardback: 978-1-7337166-2-8
    ISBN-Paperback: 978-1-7337166-3-5
     
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    Author: John Z.

    Church basements are curious places. Playing host to the vibrant world of 12 Step Recovery, they witness the sort of healing and redemption that would make those on the ground floor proud, and maybe even envious. Yet despite the Church and Alcoholics Anonymous both being in the business of bringing “hope to the hopeless,” the two worlds seldom seem to interact. Packed with vivid illustrations, good humor, and practical wisdom, Grace in Addiction attempts to bridge this divide and carry the unexpected good news of AA out of the basement and into the pews — and beyond! Recommended for anyone who has struggled with addiction, knows someone who has struggled with addiction, or spent any time living and/or breathing.

    Paperback: 286 pages
    Publisher: Mockingbird Ministries (September 19, 2012)
    ISBN-10: 1479313815
    ISBN-13: 978-1479313815
    Product Dimensions: 5.5 x 0.6 x 8.5 inches

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    Author: David Johnson
     
    David Johnson brings the upside-down world of grace into the common corners of our personal lives, whether in parenthood or marriage, the rat-race or the fine print. Using humor and insightful experience, this selection of sermons draws on the things we love (from Springsteen and Shakespeare, to Marty McFly and T.S. Eliot) to talk about the things that matter. In doing so, Dr. Johnson brings home the very good news of that age-old grace.
     
    Paperback: 284 pages
    Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Pub (December 10, 2012)
    ISBN-10: 1481181440
    ISBN-13: 978-1481181440
    Product Dimensions: 5.5 x 0.6 x 8.5 inches

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    Editor: Sean Norris
     
    This collection of 35 true-life stories illustrates the powerful truth that when love is shown in the face of deserved judgment, lives are changed. A heartfelt introduction to the realities of the Christian message, these stories will keep you coming back again and again. To read a handful of preview entries, click here.
     
    Paperback: 111 pages
    Publisher: Mockingbird Ministries (2009)
    ISBN-10: 7770063914
    ISBN-13: 978-7770063916
    Product Dimensions: 8.9 x 6 x 0.4 inches
     

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    There’s a big difference between judgment and love, obligation and freedom, a wage and a gift. The difference characterizes an extraordinary amount of our day-to-day experience, often dividing fear from hope, and death from life. At the heart of Christianity lies a similar and related dynamic: between the Law and the Gospel. Far from being a reductive or antiquated distinction, understanding where one ends and the other begins allows a person to see both the Bible and themselves—indeed, the whole world!—in a fresh and enlivening way.

    Written with the non-theologian in mind, this short volume unpacks the good news of God’s grace with practicality, humor, and a whole lot of heart.

    You can find this book’s companion/study guide here.

    Paperback: 102 pages
    Publisher: Mockingbird Ministries (April 10, 2015)
    ISBN-10: 0990792722
    ISBN-13: 978-0990792727
    Product Dimensions: 5.5 x 0.2 x 8.5 inches

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    “No one ever said life would be easy….” Many of us will admit that, at times, life is hard. We buckle down, put our noses to the grindstone…and all too often wind up exhausted or burned out. But the problem isn’t that life is difficult. The problem is that life is impossible! Fortunately, what sounds like bad news is merely the beginning of the Good News in this concise, gospel-centered book about God’s abundant mercy and love. With wisdom, humor, and compassion, Nick Lannon casts life’s painful realities in the light of Jesus, the One who achieves the unachievable.
     
    Paperback: 183 pages
    Publisher: Mockingbird Ministries (March 15, 2019)
    ISBN-10: 1-7337166-1-0
    ISBN-13: 978-1-7337166-1-1

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    For those for whom ‘low anthropology’ is a love language.
    Product Dimensions: 5 x 3 inches
    Please order no more than 5 at a time.

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    A movie theater is a magical place. We laugh and cry, marvel and curse — occasionally we are even transported, the projector casting fresh light on both ourselves and the world around us. Mockingbird at the Movies is a collection of essays from a wide range of contributors, exploring the films that have touched us most. Some are beautiful, some confrontational, some silly, some sad, some all of the above; taken together, they bear witness to the power of film to move the heart and lift the spirit. Grab your popcorn and press play.

    Paperback: 356 pages
    Publisher: Mockingbird Ministries (December 5, 2015)
    ISBN-10: 0990792757
    ISBN-13: 978-0990792758
    Product Dimensions: 5.5 x 0.9 x 8.5 inches

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    A dash of theology. A pinch of satire. The unmistakable smell of roasted lamb. This can only mean one thing: Father Capon is back. More Theology & Less Heavy Cream is the never-before-published collection of essays from the much-missed theologian, writer, and chef, featuring his and his wife’s lovable alter-egos, Pietro and Madeleine. Armed only with oven mitts and a razor-sharp wit, this unforgettable couple spars over God, food, grace, and everything in between.

    Paperback: 174 pages
    Publisher: Mockingbird Ministries (December 2, 2016)
    ISBN-10: 0990792765
    ISBN-13: 978-0990792765
    Product Dimensions: 5.2 x 0.4 x 8 inches

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    Grace runs through Lin-Manuel Miranda’s Hamilton, e.g., the titular character’s new start in North America, Aaron Burr’s nuanced portrayal, and Eliza Hamilton’s forgiveness of her scandalous husband via “a grace too powerful to name.”
     
    Never Satisfied Until Satisfied in Thee, an e-book edited by Tim Peoples and Cort Gatliff, explores the many ways that grace shows itself in Miranda’s musical: Cort Gatliff, Michael Sansbury, Matthew Linder, and Amanda McClendon each contribute essays on how Hamilton strived for more in this world but only found moments of peace in failure and death. Margaret Pope wonders whether it is better to be ruled by God or King George. Stephanie Phillips and Lauren R.E. Larkin explore their Hamilton-character spirit animals—respectively, Aaron Burr and Angelica Schuyler. Tim Peoples closes the collection with thoughts on first and final drafts composed by Lin-Manuel Miranda and the Creator of the Universe.
     
    And now…we’ll leave you to it!
     
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    Publisher: Mockingbird Ministries (November 1, 2017)

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    Believe it or not, this is the only such footage that exists of Dr. Zahl “in action,” and fortunately, it captures him at his unguarded best: free-associating and self-deprecating, scholarly and warm, provocative, personal, and best of all, uproariously funny. These talks were given in January and February of 2009 at All Saints Episcopal Church in Chevy Chase, MD (which may account for the DC-specific references sprinkled throughout). Between services each Sunday morning, Dr. Zahl held hour-long “Rector’s Forums” where he would give a 30-40 minute presentation, followed by Q&A with his audience. These are five of those sessions. As the title suggests, his formal theme was New Persuasive Words for Defaced of Degraded Ones: Mercy, Grace & Hope in an Age of Recession. The first four chapters of St. Paul’s Letter to The Romans were the text, or springboard, from which he was speaking.

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    Likely for notes of a spiritual persuasion.

    Perfectbound: 150 lined pages
    Color: White
    Product Dimensions: 7 x 5 x 0.5

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    These 18 hours of lectures were given by Dr. Zahl during the summer of 2012, when he was asked to teach a week-long course about his book Grace in Practice. He took the opportunity to expand on his distinctive lens of theology for everyday life, rooting the message of grace in the lived human experience of judgment and love. In his unique and hilarious style, and with the aide of a veritable library of literary references, Dr. Zahl touched on a prodigious range of topics, from singleness and marriage to infancy and old age, from the unique action of Jesus Christ to the way that the forces of grace and law play out in even the most mundane areas of our lives. Taken as a whole, these recordings enhance our understanding of both Christianity and daily life by painting, in concrete experience, the broad strokes of God’s grace for sinners.
     
    Given the sheer amount of material, the package is broken up into five manageable zip files (one for each day), plus a PDF with the tracklisting, the course bibliography, and short introductory essay. When “unpacked” there are 25 tracks, totaling roughly 400MB in size.

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    Imagine you have ten minutes to live. You’re the patient who’s being operated on and suddenly finds himself looking down on the action as the doctors try to save his life. What do you need to know? What is there to know? What can this religion or that religion say to you when you really need some light?

    PZ’s Panopticon weighs the world’s organized religions, such as Christianity and Islam, Hinduism and Buddhism; but it also weighs “dead” religions like those of the Aztecs, the ancient Egyptians, and the Greeks and Romans. There are also religions that are not called religions, like money and fame and sex; family and your children; ideology; and power. PZ’s Panopticon is a wild ride. But it’s part of a trip we are all going to take.

    Paperback: 222 pages
    Publisher: Mockingbird Ministries (May 8, 2014)
    ISBN-10: 0692218114
    ISBN-13: 978-0692218112
    Product Dimensions: 5.2 x 0.5 x 8 inches

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