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Meditations for Weary Parents, by Sandra Drescher-Lehman. Moms, dads, and single parents will find renewed energy from these very short, daily mediations. The author proves herself to be a sympathetic companion because she too has lived through these weary moments.

Parent Trek:  Nurturing creativity and care in our children, by Jeanne Jantzi Zimmerly.  Some of the chapter titles include:  Building Self-esteem, Caring for Creation, Deciding About TV, Sharing Faith, plus a number of table graces and other resources in the appendix.

Christianity After Religion:  The End of Church and the Brith of a New Spiritual Awakening, by Diana Butler Bass explains how experience, connection, and service are replacing theology as keys to the next Great Awakening.

Finding Our Way Again:  The Return of the Ancient Practices, by Brian McLaren serves as guide to a wide variety of spiritual disciplines such as fixed-hour prayer, fasting, sacred meals, observing the Sabbath, and pilgrimage to create an everyday sacredness or rhythm for living in the workaday life.

Missional:  Joining God in the Neighborhood, by Alan J. Roxburgh calls you to re-enter your community to discover what the Spirit is doing there–to start with God’s mission–and join in, shaping your local church around that mission.

Soul Survivor:  How Thirteen Unlikely Mentors Helped My Faith Survice the Church, by Philip Yancey tells the story of the author’s own struggle to reclaim belief, powerfully rendering his own experiences among those of several notable figures whom he calls spiritual directors.