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Your Faith, Your Life


An Invitation to the Episcopal Church

Jenifer Gamber with Bill Lewellis

List Price: $18.00

PAPERBACK , 208 pp , 6 x 9

  • Morehouse Publishing
  • Apr/2009
  • ISBN-13: 978-0-8192-2321-0

 

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This “everything-you-need-to-know” guide for newcomers to the Episcopal Church is written and designed to provide accessible and user-friendly reading, with an easy-going look and style that’s packed full of substance.

The book carefully unpacks the Episcopal Church’s language of worship, theology, church structure, and sacraments, so that newcomers will have the vocabulary and framework to share their beliefs and practices, explore the Bible, understand prayer and discern their own ministry within the church.

Drawing upon the success of an earlier book written for teens, the new book retains the same unique presentation, inviting readers to consider their relationship with God and the church community as an ongoing process of transformation, while providing ways to engage in that process.

Free downloadable leader's guide for your parish study group.

 An audio version is now available from RFB&D (Recording for the Blind & Dyslexic): at  www.rfbd.org

 

 

Jenifer Gamber is a consulting textbook editor for McGraw-Hill Higher Education, confirmation leader at Cathedral Church of the Nativity in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, national youth-ministry workshop leader, and a writer for The Episcopal Teacher.

Bill Lewellis, communication minister and editor of Diocesan Life for the Diocese of Bethlehem, has served the Roman Catholic and the Episcopal Church for nearly 40 years. Local dailies have published more than 100 of his columns and op-ed pieces.

"Not every useful book is heartfelt and not every heartfelt book is useful, but Jenifer Gamber and Bill Lewellis's new book is both." —The Rev. Barbara Crafton, author, The Sewing Room, Some Things You Just Have to Live With, and Meditations on the Psalms.


"A superb resource in preparing adults for commitment to the Episcopal Church
 . . .I predict we’ll be using this book in parish life for years." —The Very Rev. Nick Knisely, Dean, Trinity Episcopal Cathedral, Phoenix AZ


"A thoughtful journey through our faith’s expression for beginners and adepts."— The Rev. Suzanne Guthrie, author of Grace's Window and Praying the Hours


"For those seeking . . . spiritual and moral reflection, a gift of great value."  —The Rev. Charles Cesaretti,  former Deputy for Anglican Relations for the Episcopal Church.

Contact: Bill Falvey, 917-373-8510, wfalvey@cpg.org
Church Publishing, 445 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY 10016

Five “Imperatives” Frame New Invitation to Episcopal Faith

(New York, NY) – What does it take to become an Episcopal? Where is the starting place for knowing and growing the faith? Following on the success of an earlier work for teenagers, titled My Faith, My Life, author Jenifer Gamber returns with Bill Lewellis to deliver an adult’s introduction to the Episcopal Faith.  However, they do require that readers learn “How to Read this Book” in the opening pages.

”Five imperatives frame the information,” writes Gamber: “be attentive, be intelligent, be reasonable, be responsible and be in Love.  The imperatives require an ingredient this book cannot provide—you—the reader. Your experiences, thoughts, beliefs, and very being provide the context that you bring to this text.”

Your Faith, Your Life: An Invitation to the Episcopal Church
Jenifer Gamber with Bill Lewellis  ISBN: 978-0-8192-2321-0  $15.00  Paper  192 pgs
**Review copies, interviews, and excerpts available on request.**

”Your Faith, Your Life is more than an invitation to the Episcopal Church. It is an invitation to reflect on personal transformation as you consider facts about the Episcopal Church. Disguised as a reference book of information, as Bill has suggested, this book outlines a path toward authenticity and personal transformation.”

This ‘everything-you-need-to-know’ guide – now available from Morehouse Publishing, an imprint of Church Publishing Incorporated (CPI) – carefully unpacks the Episcopal Church's language of worship, theology, church structure, and sacraments. Readers will gain the vocabulary and framework to share their beliefs and practices, explore the Bible, understand prayer, and discern their own ministry within the church.

Designed for denominational newcomers, parish study groups, clergy, and Christian formation specialists, Your Faith, Your Life features a unique format, utilizing sidebars, boxes, charts, reflection questions, and minimal text blocks to enhance reading appeal and aid in understanding.  Balanced didactic and experiential elements capture a wide variety of learning styles.

Closely linked to the Book of Common Prayer and the catechism and flexible for use with a variety of Christian formation models, it will be supplemented by ancillary material, including teacher guides and more, on the CPI website.

Jenifer Gamber is a consulting textbook editor for McGraw-Hill Higher Education, confirmation leader at Cathedral Church of the Nativity in Bethlehem, PA, national youth-ministry workshop leader, and a writer for The Episcopal Teacher. 

Bill Lewellis, communication minister and editor of Diocesan Life for the Diocese of Bethlehem, has served the Roman Catholic and the Episcopal Church for nearly 40 years. Local dailies have published more than 100 of his columns and op-ed pieces.

The new book can be ordered through any Episcopal, religious, or secular bookstore; through any online bookseller, or direct from the publisher by calling 800-242-1918 or by visiting www.churchpublishing.org.

Headquartered in New York City, Church Publishing Incorporated is the official publisher of worship materials for the Episcopal Church and publishes a variety of trade books through its Seabury, Church Publishing, and Morehouse Publishing imprints.

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