Category: Book Excerpt

Is Self-Care Selfish?

April Yamasaki When a friend asked me recently about my next book, I replied rather sheepishly, “Well, it’s supposed to be on self-care—ironic, I know, since I need to take better care of myself...

The Compassion of Jesus

By Brennan Manning To think like Christ is to have Jesus’ relational attitude toward his disciples. His attitude was beautifully expressed to me on a tour through Sleepy Hollow Village on the Hudson River....

Pay Attention to What Makes You Cry

By Jennifer Grant The doors of our refrigerators, once a gallery of finger-painted artwork and soccer snack schedules, are now clean and spare. Minivans have been traded in for something sleeker or have become...

Messy Edges

By Vina Mogg I remember the first time I held a watercolor brush in my hand. There was something therapeutic about the weight of it between my fingers, the shape of the brush tapering...

The Secret of Courage, Community, and Change

By Reesheda Graham-Washington and Shawn Casselberry The sunlight on Robben Island is exceedingly bright as it reflects off limestone. A thirty-minute ferry ride from Cape Town, South Africa, on the mainland, Robben Island is...

In Blood

By Rachel Marie Stone I was born the same year that a strange malady called GRID first began killing gay men in New York and San Francisco. My mom received several pints of donated...