We inch toward New Life embracing every day; celebrating the inherent worth of all creation; fostering fresh faith practices; reimagining communal expressions; healing wounded souls; and appreciating the living dead.
With ‘glowing’ art and a poignant text, Caldecott Honor-winner Marla Frazee celebrates the moments – big and small – that make up a life: all ages will enjoy, In Every Life (Simon & Schuster).
Woodland Friends characters return as Doe learns that ‘all things – even dandelions – have worth’, in Doe’s Dandelions (Beaming); includes tips for planning a Petal Parade.
Let the whole community learn about inherent worth – and that ‘everyone can make a difference in the world’ – with MennoMedia’s Changemakers Lab – VBS
Just want to make it through Easter and Earth Day?
Traci Smith’s 50 Days of Spiritual Practice for Easter to Pentecost is full of at-home faith practices for the whole family.
Finding Calm in Nature: A Guide for Mindful Kids (Beaming) offers another take on practices for all, with an emphasis on outdoor exploration and wonder: a great Earth Day offering.
Reimagine worship with the Convergence Music Project. This looks AMAZING – with loads of artists, musical styles, and access to downloadable, shareable worship/gathering music. Watch the trailer here.
Prep for sermons with a new twist listening to The Faith and Science Podcast: a science-lens discussion of each week’s RCL texts.
Reimagine the whole ‘church’ thing with Faith+Lead’s Pivot Podcast. Season 4 kicks off with Fresh Expressions: The Modern Approach to Christian Community, an exploration of ‘innovative micro-Christian communities that have arisen as a response to dwindling attendance in traditional churches’.
Find additional inspiration for Reimagining Church in our lib guide.
Modern Christians and spiritual seekers will find a balm for their souls in Post-Traumatic Jesus: A Healing Gospel for the Wounded (WJK), an exploration of Jesus’ life story ‘through the post-traumatic lens with which the Gospel writers first wrote it’.
Find additional support for offering care for Grief & Trauma in our lib guide.
If trauma and despair have you feeling like a zombie, The Living Dead: Fantasy and Fear, Holiness and Hope (Cascade) offers a fresh take on ‘salvation’, ‘possession’, and faith – and concludes that we might all become ‘the living dead’.
Find other Pop Culture resources in our lib guide.