Cover Story: Who is Gustavo Parajón? ‘Healing the World’ tells the story that has inspired millions

Summoning the courage to help the world’s most vulnerable

IN THIS WEEK’S COVER STORY, our magazine staff is proud to announce the debut of a remarkable book: Healing the World—the biography of peacemaker and public health pioneer Dr. Gustavo Parajón—which now is available for pre-order from Amazon. This Cover Story, posted in our Front Edge Publishing website, explains why millions look to Parajón for wisdom and inspiration. Now is a perfect time to learn more about Parajón and prepare to talk with friends about his courageous story.

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From Howard Brown—

The Surprising Joy of Sharing Hope Each Day

THIS WEEK, Howard Brown—author of Shining Brightly—shares a column that will inspire anyone who needs a shot in the arm as they start this week. It’s all about the energy we generate when we share “Hope” with others. To make his point, Howard shares with us five surprising things about his life that most people would not guess—including how he safely played basketball with a diverse circle of friends through the pandemic.

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From Dr. David Gushee—

The political challenges of Purple Churches

AMERICA’S LEADING CHRISTIAN ETHICIST, Dr. David Gushee writes this week in his Baptist News Global series about the huge challenges facing leaders of “Purple Churches,” congregations that are trying to hold together members from both ends of America’s political spectrum. As nearly impossible as it may seem, holding these congregations together is a sign of hope, Dr. Gushee argues. “In a society tearing along red/blue lines, such purple churches are playing a very significant political role simply by existing, by holding in community those who disagree in their partisan and ideological commitments.”

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Holidays & Festivals

Diwali—

Will you be displaying lights?

HOLIDAYS COLUMNIST STEPHANIE FESTIVAL reports on the biggest Indian festival of the year, which is celebrated by more than 1 billion people around the world.

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Baha’is celebrate ‘Twin Holy Days’

STEPHANIE FENTON also reports on the “Twin Holy Birthdays,” as adherents of the faith rejoice in the birth anniversaries of the two figures most central to their faith: Baha’u’llah and the Bab.

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October Book Birthdays—

PUBLISHERS and AUTHORS celebrate “Book Birthdays” each year, recalling some of the big hits that they have launched in any given month. In this “October Book Birthdays” column, we look at three enduringly popular books we have published in earlier Octobers with two authors: Benjamin Pratt and Dr. David Gushee. All three books are as timely today as they were when we originally released them—especially the book we sometimes call our “James Bond Bible study.”

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WANT TO SEE ALL OF THE UPCOMING HOLIDAYS & FESTIVALS?—It’s easy to find our annual calendar of global observances. Just remember the web address: InterfaithHolidays.com

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Click on the Amazon movie poster to read Ed McNulty’s review of the epic series, The Rings of Power.

Click on this image to learn about the October 2022 issue of Ed McNulty’s Visual Parables Journal, which is packed with complete discussion guides to movies including Don’t Worry, Darling, The Railway Children, Fanny Lou Hamer’s America, Indignation, and Catherine Called Birdy.

Faith & Film

ED McNULTY, for decades, has published reviews, magazine articles and books exploring connections between faith and film. Most of his work is freely published. Ed supports his work by selling the Visual Parables Journal, a monthly magazine packed with discussion guides to films. This resource is used coast-to-coast by individuals who love the movies and by educators, clergy and small-group leaders.

Here are some of Ed’s most recent free reviews and columns:

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Cover Story: An awe-inspiring visit to Cordoba reminds us that change lies at the heart of religious tradition


THANKS TO AUTHOR AND JOURNALIST MARTIN DAVIS, who recently attended a global conference of religion writers in Cordoba, Spain, we have this week’s inspiring cover story that includes some gorgeous photographs as well. Martin reminds us in this exploration of Cordoba that creative change lies at the core of what we think of as our world religious traditions. This is a column you’ll want to share with friends via social media and email. Please do!

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Howard Brown and Jennifer Bass—

‘Shining Brightly’ one cookie at a time.

IN 15 YEARS of publishing, we’ve never seen a book turned into a cookie! But Howard Brown had his cookie artist friend Jennifer Bass do just that with his memoir Shining Brightly. As it turns out, there’s a whole lot more to this inspiring story than just cookie dough and icing! Both Howard and Jennifer are nationally known experts in resiliency, even in the face of deadly cancer. Both of them find ways, each day, to spread joy and hope.

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Bill Tammeus—

From the glory of fall colors to questions about monarchs …

JOURNALIST BILL TAMMEUS, author of Love, Loss and Endurance, continues each week as one of America’s leading analysts of the importance of religion in contemporary life. Given his decades of experience as a journalist, he is able to draw inspiring and provocative connections that are wonderful for individual reflection and small-group discussion. This week, we are recommending four recent columns by Bill:

Thanks so much, Bill, for these opportunities for us to expand our hearts, minds and spirits! If you do take a moment to “click” on the links above and read these columns, you’re sure to find something that you will ponder all day—and may want to share with friends via social media or email. Are you part of a small group? Think about using one of Bill’s columns to spark discussion.

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Holidays & Festivals

Sukkot—

Jewish families move outdoors for this harvest festival

HOLIDAYS COLUMNIST STEPHANIE FESTIVAL reports on Sukkot, which calls on Jews to construct and dwell in temporary structures, called sukkahs, in memory of the ancient Israelites’ living quarters during their 40 years in the wilderness.

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October Book Birthdays—

James Bond is as hot as ever!

PUBLISHERS and AUTHORS celebrate “Book Birthdays” each year, recalling some of the big hits that they have launched in any given month. In this “October Book Birthdays” column, we look at three enduringly popular books we have published in earlier Octobers with two authors: Benjamin Pratt and Dr. David Gushee. All three books are as timely today as they were when we originally released them—especially the book we sometimes call our “James Bond Bible study.”

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WANT TO SEE ALL OF THE UPCOMING HOLIDAYS & FESTIVALS?—It’s easy to find our annual calendar of global observances. Just remember the web address: InterfaithHolidays.com

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Click on this image to learn about the October 2022 issue of Ed McNulty’s Visual Parables Journal, which is packed with complete discussion guides to movies including Don’t Worry, Darling, The Railway Children, Fanny Lou Hamer’s America, Indignation, and Catherine Called Birdy.

Faith & Film

ED McNULTY, for decades, has published reviews, magazine articles and books exploring connections between faith and film. Most of his work is freely published. Ed supports his work by selling the Visual Parables Journal, a monthly magazine packed with discussion guides to films. This resource is used coast-to-coast by individuals who love the movies and by educators, clergy and small-group leaders.

Here are some of Ed’s most recent free reviews and columns:

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Mother Teresa: Inspiration from ‘The First Great Televised Saint’ keeps flowing through new books and a movie

Planning to see the movie Oct 3 or 4?

Our tip is: Don’t miss the new book about Teresa.

COVER STORY—As biographer Jon M. Sweeney puts it: Mother Teresa is the world’s first televised saint. That’s an important spiritual truth. We feel we know her because we’ve seen her in action—many, many times over the decades. So, it is fitting that the 25th anniversary of her death is linked to the debut of a major new movie about her life (showing in 600 theaters nationwide on October 3 and 4, 2022)—and two new biographies of the saint as well. Our Cover Story has links to learn about the movie, plus a recommendation of Jon Sweeney’s new book about Teresa that is perfect for all those readers who want to learn about her life—and also may want to spark discussion in small groups in their congregations.

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Holidays & Festivals

Yom Tov!

Fast of Yom Kippur starts Tuesday

To our Jewish friends:
‘A good Yom Kippur!’ and ‘Have an easy fast.’

YOM KIPPUR often is described as somber—but Rabbi Lenore Bohm makes it clear that this holy day is not intended to dwell on suffering and sadness. On the contrary, she writes in her holiday column, “Regret and remorse may have their place, but they are not the essence of the season. Rather, we strive to look at life with fresh eyes and trust that the new year will grant us opportunity to renew our purpose, hope and belief.”

THEN, our Holidays & Festivals columnist Stephanie Fenton explains the basic Yom Kippur traditions followed by millions of Jewish men, women and children around the world.

AND STEPHANIE REMINDS US that the Jewish harvest festival of Sukkot is coming soon with its colorful array of outdoor shelters assembled in many families’ back yards.

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And among our Hindu friends, celebrations of Durga unfold

AS STEPHANIE FENTON REPORTS, celebrations of the culmination of a Hindu festival honoring Durga can be found in more than 100 cities across the U.S., this week.

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WANT TO SEE ALL OF THE UPCOMING HOLIDAYS & FESTIVALS?—It’s easy to find our annual calendar of global observances. Just remember the web address: InterfaithHolidays.com

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From Suzy Farbman—

Age is no barrier to Maureen Kaiser’s dream of performing her music

IN HER GOD SIGNS COLUMN THIS WEEK, Suzy Farbman introduces us to Maureen Kaiser, who Suzy as a business colleague years before Maureen reinvented herself as a singer- songwriter. Plus, Suzy shares with us links to Maureen’s music and videos. You’ll want to share this inspiring column with friends!

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From Howard Brown—

Plan ahead for gift giving!

THIS IS A WONDERFUL OFFER FOR HOLIDAY GIFT GIVING! Howard Brown’s new book, Shining Brightly, is taking off like a shot on Amazon, after the worldwide launch last week. His book debuted with a “No. 1 Best Seller in Books about Cancer” last week! And, of course, his book is about the keys to living a resilient life but it’s about much more than cancer. Right now, Howard is offering to personalize copies of the book for readers who order through Amazon or other online bookstores. The way it works is explained in this Front Edge Publishing column by Susan Stitt. It’s simple, but you should act right away before autumn delays in book shipments start to pile up.

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From Carolyn Winfrey Gillette—

AUTHOR AND JOURNALIST BILL TAMMEUS wrote about the wonderfully creative work of contemporary hymn writer Carolyn Winfrey Gillette recently. Now, just a couple of weeks after Bill posted his column, Carolyn is releasing a new hymn that’s free for congregations to use right now. She describes it this way: “O God of All Creation is for churches to support relief efforts after the hurricanes. Sojourners, Presbyterian News Service and Presbyterian Outlook have all shared this hymn. Permission is given for free use of this hymn. Please share it with others.” Here’s the link to visit Carolyn’s website and download that hymn.

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Click on this movie poster to read Ed McNulty’s review of the film.

Faith & Film

ED McNULTY, for decades, has published reviews, magazine articles and books exploring connections between faith and film. Most of his work is freely published. Ed supports his work by selling the Visual Parables Journal, a monthly magazine packed with discussion guides to films. This resource is used coast-to-coast by individuals who love the movies and by educators, clergy and small-group leaders.

Here are some of Ed’s most recent free reviews and columns:

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Shanah tovah 5783! Rosh Hashanah heralds new hope for friendship across our communities!

This celebration is a time for reconciliation

Friendship is the pathway to peace in our troubled world

RABBI LENORE BOHM explains the special power of Rosh Hashanah as “a Jewish holiday that celebrates all existence, all people and all possibility.”

ALSO, HOWARD BROWN tells us a true story of a Muslim friend who carried a holiday shofar halfway around the world as a symbol of their interfaith friendship. This is a wonderfully inspiring column to share with friends via social media or email this week to spread the joyous message: “Shanah tovah 5783!”

Then, regular Holidays & Festivals columnist Stephanie Fenton fills in more details about the holiday, especially geared to our non-Jewish readers. And regular readers know that the gems in Stephanie’s columns are her links to other resources—in this case to some delicious recipes.

WHY SHOULD WE REACH OUT ACROSS RELIGIOUS BOUNDARIES? That’s the timely question! And, after a lifetime of interfaith work, Howard Brown is also sharing this downloadable list of great ideas, headlined: Interfaith Bridge Building—Why do this work? That free-to-share one-page list is an ideal discussion-starter for your small group if you want to get involved in interfaith work with your friends.

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Holidays & Festivals

Colorectal cancer awareness

THIS MONTH, actor Ryan Reynolds got the whole world talking about the preventative power of early colorectal screening with his public colonoscopy. As Reynolds and his friend Rob McElhenney learned first hand: Early screening can catch problems before full-scale cancer emerges. That’s one reason folks also are talking about a lesser-known observance, World Metastatic Colorectal Cancer Day, which is September 30 in 2022 and has been picking up media attention mainly across the British Commonwealth in Canada, the UK and Australia. Here’s a story about the day from a Canadian website. Of course, as Reynolds and McElhenney just proved: Any time is a healthy time to encourage family and friends to undergo early screening. And this, of course, is one of the major themes of Howard Brown’s new book Shining Brightly, as Howard described in this earlier column.

 

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WANT TO SEE ALL OF THE UPCOMING HOLIDAYS & FESTIVALS?—It’s easy to find our annual calendar of global observances. Just remember the web address: InterfaithHolidays.com

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News about our authors—

John Harnish

His book about E. Stanley Jones is reviewed in world’s oldest Methodist weekly newspaper

WE’RE CELEBRATING the praise for John Harnish’s inspiring book, 30 Days with E. Stanley Jones, in the world’s oldest continuously published weekly newspaper, the UK-based Methodist RecorderReviewer Cathy Bird recommends this book, which includes a discussion guide, to congregations for special small-group series during Advent, the Christian season that leads up to Christmas.

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Click this image to read Ed McNulty’s review of the movie Honk for Jesus. Save Your Soul.

Faith & Film

CLICK ON THIS IMAGE to learn more about the September 2022 issue of Ed McNulty’s Visual Parables Journal, packed with discussion guides of movies including: A Love Song, Peace by Chocolate, My Name is Sara, Breaking, Emily the Criminal and Extraordinary Attorney Woo.

ED McNULTY, for decades, has published reviews, magazine articles and books exploring connections between faith and film. Most of his work is freely published. Ed supports his work by selling the Visual Parables Journal, a monthly magazine packed with discussion guides to films. This resource is used coast-to-coast by individuals who love the movies and by educators, clergy and small-group leaders.

Here are some of Ed’s most recent free reviews and columns:

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Cover Story: ‘Shining Brightly’ on the power of mentors to pay it forward.

A message we need now more than ever:

Howard Brown shows how paying it forward strengthens generations

IT’S A MESSAGE WE ALL NEED TO HEAR: “We’re not given life to see how much we can get—we’re given life to see how much we can give.” That’s one of the central messages that runs throughout Howard Brown’s new book, Shining Brightly, and it’s a message he delivers in TV and radio broadcasts, podcasts and public appearances nationwide. His book won’t be officially released until the Jewish High Holiday of Rosh Hashanah under the theme: New Year; New Hopes! But already Howard is crisscrossing the nation with his inspiring message and you can preorder his book from Amazon right now.

We’re devoting three weeks of ReadTheSpirit magazine to the three central themes of Shining Brightly: resiliency in the face of cancer was last week, interfaith peacemaking will come next week. This week, we’re focusing on Howard’s lifelong passion for mentorship, which he sometimes performs in a style he calls “whispering” and is a key to the entrepreneurial successes in his own life.

What do we mean by “successes”? Consider Howard’s brother Ian. These days, Ian is virtually Howard’s real brother, but their relationship began when Howard was a budding Silicon Valley entrepreneur who devoted spare time to helping a kid from a troubled family find a hopeful pathway in life. That’s little Ian, in the photo above, when Howard first became his Jewish Big Brother.

Please, read our Cover Story this week and share it with friends. Word of Warning: If you buy a copy of Shining Brightly and enjoy Howard’s stories—you’ll likely find yourself wanting to become a mentor, too (if you’re not already doing that). This is a potent book that you should consider giving as a gift to a friend or loved one who could use such a dose of resiliency, hope and strength! If you care to help in spreading this good news into the world, please start right now by visiting Amazon and pre-ordering your copy of Shining Brightly.

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And Speaking of Inspiration—

Bill Tammeus celebrates the songs of Carolyn Winfrey Gillette

AWARD-WINNING RELIGION JOURNALIST BILL TAMMEUS, author of Love Loss and Endurancehas asked his nationwide audience to help celebrate a major milestone for Christian songwriter Carolyn Winfrey Gillette. In his column, Bill writes: “One of the important sources of new Christian hymns these days is the Rev. Carolyn Winfrey Gillette, a Presbyterian pastor who, with her husband, helps lead a small church in upstate New York. She has just published a new collection of her hymns in a book called I Sing to My Savior: New Hymns from the Stories in the Gospel of Luke.” For anyone who has ever sung a hymn by Gillette, this is terrific news you’ll want to share. Plus—Bill’s column includes links to Gillette’s personal website, where she has posted many of her hymns that are free for congregations to use right away.

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And we all celebrate Dr. Gushee’s milestone with Changing Our Mind

SUSAN STITT writes about the 300-review threshold on Amazon that Dr. David Gushee is likely crossing this week with his inspiring and helpful book, Changing Our MindWhy is this so important? More than numbers and stars, it’s the ever-growing number of lives that have been changed by this message.

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Holidays & Festivals

Rosh Hashanah is coming!

THIS YEAR, WE’VE GOT TWO WONDERFUL COLUMNS: First, Rabbi Lenore Bohm, author of Torah Tutor, shares a series of inspiring thoughts that you’ll want to enjoy—whatever your faith may be. Her column is a perfect preparation for the Jewish New Year but it also ends with reflective questions that all of us can benefit from asking.

Then, regular Holidays & Festivals columnist Stephanie Fenton fills in more details about the holiday, especially geared to our non-Jewish readers. And regular readers know that the gems in Stephanie’s columns are her links to other resources—in this case to some delicious recipes.

 

And, the Equinox is coming

STEPHANIE ALSO WRITES, this week, about the change-of-season milestone coming later in September.

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WANT TO SEE ALL OF THE UPCOMING HOLIDAYS & FESTIVALS?—It’s easy to find our annual calendar of global observances. Just remember the web address: InterfaithHolidays.com

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Click on this movie poster to read Ed McNulty’s review of the new Netflix film Trees of Peace.

Faith & Film

CLICK ON THIS IMAGE to learn more about the September 2022 issue of Ed McNulty’s Visual Parables Journal, packed with discussion guides of movies including: A Love Song, Peace by Chocolate, My Name is Sara, Breaking, Emily the Criminal and Extraordinary Attorney Woo.

ED McNULTY, for decades, has published reviews, magazine articles and books exploring connections between faith and film. Most of his work is freely published. Ed supports his work by selling the Visual Parables Journal, a monthly magazine packed with discussion guides to films. This resource is used coast-to-coast by individuals who love the movies and by educators, clergy and small-group leaders.

Here are some of Ed’s most recent free reviews and columns:

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Cover Story: Why should you read ‘Shining Brightly’? It’s a true story of cancer survivorship against long odds.

‘I met death.’

Howard Brown beat Stage IV cancer twice and now shares keys to resiliency to help others

WHY SHOULD YOU ORDER YOUR COPY OF ‘SHINING BRIGHTLY’ TODAY? This week and over the next two weeks, we are sharing with our readers the three major themes of this book, which is now available for pre-order.

The first theme is resilience in our struggles with cancer. Howard Brown is nationally known as a rare survivor of advanced Stage IV cancer—not just once, but twice! Regularly, he speaks to groups about the principles of resiliency. On a daily basis, he is a “cancer whisperer” for families facing this traumatic struggle. This is why Dr. Anna D. Barker, co-founder of the American Association for Cancer Research’s special Scientist Survivor Program, is endorsing this book for everyone touched by cancer: “As a mentor in our program, Howard motivates everyone to build mutually beneficial relationships that educate, inspire and ultimately heal. Shining Brightly offers a compelling landscape of possibilities for cancer patients, survivors and indeed anyone who wants to become their best self!”

So, this week, here are some of the resources you can share with friends and loved ones about the resiliency that can help us to survive cancer:

What are the ‘Keys to Resiliency when Confronting Cancer?Howard is freely sharing this part of the Discussion Guide for his new book, which lists 18 keys to resiliency that have proven valuable in his life and in the lives of people he has mentored through cancer. The list ends with two open slots for you and your friends to fill in during your discussion of the book, based on your own experiences. Howard also invites discussion groups to get in touch with him to share your ideas and experiences.

Then, timeless questions arise at each New Year: ‘Who shall live and who shall die?’ In this inspiring column, Howard shares how this question asked by families facing cancer is addressed directly with timeless spiritual wisdom during the Jewish high holidays. We have chosen to launch Howard’s book at Rosh Hashanah this year under the theme: New Year; New Hope. Please read and share this moving column with friends.

If you care to help in spreading this good news into the world, please start right now by visiting Amazon and pre-ordering your copy of Shining Brightly.

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Remembering—

Queen Elizabeth II

CANADIAN-AMERICAN AUTHOR LUCILLE SIDER writes about why she, and millions of others around the world, cried when the news broke that Queen Elizabeth II had died.

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Dr. Ronald J. Sider

THIS WEEK, LUCILLE SIDER also shares with us a personal remembrance of her brother—Dr. Ronald J. Sider, founder of Evangelicals for Social Action and for half a century an international voice for progressive Christianity. Ron died late this summer.

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Shahina Begg

ALL OF US ARE MOURNING THE PASSING OF SHAHINA BEGG, the wife of author and peace activist Victor Begg and a pioneering community leader in her own right. Among Shahina’s many accomplishments was the co-founding of the WISDOM women’s organization based in Michigan, which promotes friendships across religious lines. In this tribute to her life, we celebrate Sharhina’s daring life of crossing boundaries.

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Holidays & Festivals

 

The Equinox is coming (and for some Mabon)

STEPHANIE ALSO WRITES, this week, about the change-of-season milestone coming later in September.

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WANT TO SEE ALL OF THE UPCOMING HOLIDAYS & FESTIVALS?—It’s easy to find our annual calendar of global observances. Just remember the web address: InterfaithHolidays.com

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Click on this movie still to read Ed McNulty’s review of Three Thousand Years of Longing.

Faith & Film

CLICK ON THIS IMAGE to learn more about the September 2022 issue of Ed McNulty’s Visual Parables Journal, packed with discussion guides of movies including: A Love Song, Peace by Chocolate, My Name is Sara, Breaking, Emily the Criminal and Extraordinary Attorney Woo.

ED McNULTY, for decades, has published reviews, magazine articles and books exploring connections between faith and film. Most of his work is freely published. Ed supports his work by selling the Visual Parables Journal, a monthly magazine packed with discussion guides to films. This resource is used coast-to-coast by individuals who love the movies and by educators, clergy and small-group leaders.

Here are some of Ed’s most recent free reviews and columns:

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Cover Story: Where were you this summer? Benjamin Pratt shows us his JazZen Journey

Postcards from the Road by Benjamin Pratt …

Healing our divisions through jazz and Zen

ONE OF THE JOYS OF FALL, since the first days of school in our childhoods, has been the question: “What did you do this summer?” Well, this summer, the answers from our community of writers have been quite inspiring! So, this week, we are featuring what we might describe as colorful postcards and notes sent to us by Benjamin Pratt as he and his wife Judith traveled in the hills of Tuscany through a unique pilgrimage program called JazZen. Please, if you enjoy this story, share it with friends—and consider sending us your own inspiring letter from the road.

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Holidays & Festivals

 

Labor Day

STEPHANIE FENTON writes about some of the religious history connected with this major American holiday.

The Equinox is coming (and for some Mabon)

STEPHANIE ALSO WRITES, this week, about the change-of-season milestone coming later in September.

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WANT TO SEE ALL OF THE UPCOMING HOLIDAYS & FESTIVALS?—It’s easy to find our annual calendar of global observances. Just remember the web address: InterfaithHolidays.com

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From Suzy Farbman

Sarah discovers that 12 Steps are part of a life-long journey

IN HER GOD SIGNS COLUMNS, Suzy Farbman introduces us to remarkable people who face challenges in trying to make our world a better place. Our readers learn that spending a few minutes with one of Suzy’s stories makes their day a little better, as well. That’s certainly true this week as Suzy shares the story of a lifelong friend, Sarah, who wound up turning to two 12-Step programs in her long journey toward wellbeing.

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From Howard Brown

Want be part of Shining Brightly?

Watch the movie version.
(It’s less than 2 minutes!)

WE’RE EAGERLY SHARING THE GOOD NEWS about the upcoming launch of Howard Brown’s Shining Brightly—and, this week, we’re adding the book trailer. Don’t worry. It’s less than 2 minutes long!

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From Susan Stitt

What is a hybrid publisher?
We are joining with colleagues in strengthening our commitments.

SINCE THE FOUNDING OF A NATIONAL PLEDGE of “best practices” among hybrid publishers, the Independent Book Publishers Association has been monitoring our segment of the industry. Now, the IBPA and co-signers of the pledge are strengthening our commitment to helping authors produce timely, professional and successful books. Please read Susan Stitt’s new column about the latest list of principles we share with other top publishing houses across the nation.

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CLICK ON THIS IMAGE to learn more about the September 2022 issue of Ed McNulty’s Visual Parables Journal, packed with discussion guides of movies including: A Love Song, Peace by Chocolate, My Name is Sara, Breaking, Emily the Criminal and Extraordinary Attorney Woo.

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Faith & Film

ED McNULTY, for decades, has published reviews, magazine articles and books exploring connections between faith and film. Most of his work is freely published. Ed supports his work by selling the Visual Parables Journal, a monthly magazine packed with discussion guides to films. This resource is used coast-to-coast by individuals who love the movies and by educators, clergy and small-group leaders.

Here are some of Ed’s most recent free reviews and columns:

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