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Ambition: Essays by Members of The Chrysostom Society   

ed. by Luci Shaw and Jeanne Murray Walker

What is the place of ambition in contemporary Christian life?  What is the relationship between humility and the American Dream?  From the invaluable fellowship of writers known as The Chrysostom Society comes this collection of essays from such highly-acclaimed writers as Luci Shaw, Emilie Griffin, Eugene Peterson, and Jeanne Murray Walker, with an introduction by Scott Cairns. Though each of the essays is unique in its scope and intent, the entire book reads like a single intimate conversation with trustworthy voices speaking from their own personal experiences, wrestling with the title subject. This book is not a five-step plan to success, but a vision of lifelong discernment toward vocational, emotional, and spiritual health; and in our frenetic days of “raging hubris,” (Richard Foster) the subject of these essays has never been more pressing. Ultimately, as Scott Cairns reminds us, everything comes down to "responding with adequate energy to a God-given desire to become what each one of us is called to become, which is holy. That is, of course, an immensely grand ambition." 

154 pp. paper $20.00

Among the Living
Jonathan Rabb

In late summer 1947, Yitzhak Goldah, a camp survivor, arrives in Savannah to live with his only remaining relatives, part of the thriving Jewish community that has been in Georgia since the founding of the colony.  There, he grapples with questions of identity and belonging, and steps beyond the Jewish experience as it situates Yitzhak’s story within the last gasp of the Jim Crow era.
320 pp. paper 25.95

The Hidden Letters of Velta B
Gina Ocshner

Young Maris has been summoned to his mother s bedside as she nears the end of her life; she feels she must tell him her version of their family history, the story of his early life, and the ways in which he changed the lives of others.
320 pp. paper 26.00

7 Women
Eric Metaxas

Each of the world-changing figures who stride across these pages Joan of Arc, Susanna Wesley, Hannah More, Sister Maria of Paris, Corrie ten Boom, Rosa Parks, and Mother Teresa is an exemplary model of true womanhood. Metaxas reveals how the extraordinary women profiled here achieved their greatness, inspiring readers to lives guided by a call beyond themselves.
240 pp. paper 16.99

Atlas Obscura
Joshua Foer, Dylan Thomas, and Ella Morton

Celebrates over 700 of the strangest and most curious places in the world, from the dazzling glowworm caves in New Zealand to a baobob tree in South Africa that's so large it has a pub inside where 15 people can drink comfortably.  Atlas Obscura revels in the weird, the unexpected, the overlooked, the hidden and the mysterious.
480 pp. hardback 35.00

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