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The Dream of God: A Call to Return - Verna J. Dozier
Again and again the Christian church has fallen away from the dream God has for it, a dream in which we are called to follow Jesus and not merely to worship him.
Age: Young Adult / Adult

Unabashedly Episcopalian: Proclaiming the Good News of the Episcopal Church - C. Andrew Doyle
Rooted in the Baptismal Covenant, this book calls Episcopalians to wake  to the church’s unique gifts and story, and equips them to share that witness. 
Age: All

Orgullosamente Episcopal - C. Andrew Doyle 
(see English annotation)
Age: All

Your Untold Story: Tales of a Child of God - Jake Owensby
Owensby invites readers to re-imagine Jesus as friend and lover and to hear and tell how Jesus would express their story and the stories of others.
Age: All

Speaking Our Faith, including Leader Guide - Kit Carlson
A winsome and practical guide to sharing our faith.
Age: Young Adult / Adult

Invite Welcome Connect: Stories and Tools to Transform Your Church - Mary Parmer
Invite Welcome Connect equips and empowers individuals and congregations to practice evangelism, hospitality, and connectedness. Deep truths and practical steps to assess your faith community.
Age: Young Adult / Adult

Pilgrim: Church and Kingdom - Stephen Cottrell, Steven Croft, Paula Gooder, Robert Atwell, and Sharon Ely Pearson
What does it mean to live as a child of the kingdom of God and follow in the way of Christ each day as a member of his church? How does it affect what we do with the gifts we have been given, especially those gifts of time and talents, passions, resources, and money?
Age: Young Adult / Adult

Episcopal Asset Map 
Explore the ministries of thousands of churches, dioceses and communities, and discover how Episcopalians are serving and blessing within and beyond our walls.
Age: ALL

Evangelism Matters 2.0 - The Episcopal Church's Evangelism Team and Forward Movement
Evangelism Matters gathers Episcopalians passionate or curious about evangelism. This archive features panels and talks - including from Presiding Bishop Michael Curry - plus memorable workshops and resources, and vibrant worship.
Age: Young Adult / Adult

Laundry Love  
Laundry Love is a neighboring movement that partners with groups, schools and local laundromats to care for low-income families and individuals.
Age: Youth / Young Adult / Adult

Food and Faith initiatives 
The Episcopal Church emphasizes anti-hunger efforts at all levels. Congregations everywhere operate food pantries and meal ministries to assist the needy, one canned good or bowl of soup at a time. 
Age: Young Adult / Adult

The Rule of the Society of St. John the Evangelist 
Chapters 2, 4, 5 reckon honestly and faithfully with life in community. Chapters 42, 43, 34 focus on friendship and hospitality.

CONTACT:
The Rev. Cn. Stephanie Spellers