Further Reading & Resources

RESOURCES

Resources Designed To Help You

During a time of forced separation and isolation, it can be tempting to fill the formerly busy schedules of our lives with any number of distractions. We want to invite you, instead, to take these moments and rest beside the living waters of God’s love. Drink deeply from devotional resources designed to help you center yourself. Dive into biblical reflections and prayers that soothe the soul and strengthen our resolve for the living of these days. Dig into the richness of our Christian heritage and story with books written to help us lean into the new normal emerging around us.

If you have suggested resources that have been of help to you, let us know! Email Will Green with the resource title and a brief description, and we’ll review it for addition to this list.

Daily Devotional Resources

YES, AND….: DAILY MEDITATIONS BY RICHARD ROHR

Yes, and…is an excellent daily prayer resource for fans of Richard Rohr’s work, and those who are looking for an alternate way to live out their faith—a way centered in the open-minded search for spiritual relevance of a transforming nature.




THIS DAY: A WESLEYAN WAY OF PRAYER BY LAURENCE HULL STOOKEY

Dr. Laurence Stookey of Wesley Seminary has created this resource to serve as a daily prayer book for the home and personal use. This Day contains thirty-one forms of prayer, one for each day of the month drawn from: John Wesley’s 1738 Forms of Prayer for Every Day of the Week, The 1784 Order for Morning Prayer, The United Methodist Book of Worship, The Book of Common Prayer, The IONA and Taize Communities, the Benedictine tradition, the Eastern Orthodox tradition, and contemporary sources.




THE GOOD NEIGHBOR MOVEMENT: LIBERATION AND LENT DEVOTIONAL

Further Reading & Resources

BOOKS, ESSAYS, AND POETRY

Present Over Perfect: Leaving Behind Frantic for a Simpler, More Soulful Way of Living by Shauna Niequist Written in Shauna’s warm and vulnerable style, this collection of essays focuses on the most important transformation in her life, and maybe yours too: leaving behind busyness and frantic living and rediscovering the person you were made to be. Present Over Perfect is a hand reaching out, pulling you free from the constant pressure to perform faster, push harder, and produce more, all while maintaining an exhausting image of perfection.

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Alive and Loose in the Ordinary: Stories of the Incarnation by Martha Sterne Sterne shares her gift for storytelling, showing readers that the Incarnation is alive and loose everywhere they look, in the listening ears, kind voices, and loving hearts of people they bump into everywhere. Each essay is followed by reflection questions, making this a lovely volume for group study.

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Hearts on Fire: Praying with the Jesuits Discover the rich tradition of Ignatian prayer in Hearts on Fire, compiled by Michael Harter, SJ. Hundreds of Ignatian prayers are included here, many written by the most illustrious Jesuits—Ignatius Loyola, Francis Xavier, Gerard Manley Hopkins, Anthony de Mello, Karl Rahner, Pierre Teilhard de Chardin, and others.

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APPS

Pray-As-You-Go
Pray As You Go is a daily prayer session, designed to go with you wherever you go, to help you pray whenever you find time, but particularly whilst travelling to and from work, study, etc. Lasting between ten and thirteen minutes, it combines music, scripture and some questions for reflection.

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ARTICLES AND BLOG POSTS

D.C. Faith Community Resources for Coronavirus Response Resources and information compiled by Wesley Theological Seminary. These have been complied to assist faith communities. This webpage has specific resources and information for Washington, DC.

That Discomfort You’re Feeling is Grief by Scott Berinato Originally written for the Harvard Business Review. Explores the realities of grief caused by the COVID-19 pandemic

Taking Care of Yourself



Online Daily Devotions

Podcasts

The Liturgists

The Liturgists Podcast is a genre-bending, chart-topping exploration of the most interesting and pressing topics of our time through the lenses of art, science, and faith. The award-winning program has an audience of millions.



You Are Safe
A meditation on fear (approximately 15 minutes)




Change
A conversation on change & how to face it unafraid (1hr, 10 min)