Coffee Shop Spirituality

How What We Say to Each Other Over Coffee Can Deepen or Damage Our Spiritual Lives

By Jerry Camery-Hoggatt

Foreword by Susan Biesecker-Mast

Coffee Shop Spirituality

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  • ISBN: 9781610979610
  • Pages: 204
  • Publication Date: 10/22/2015
  • Retail Price: $25.00
Web Price: $20.00
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Coffee Shop Spirituality

How What We Say to Each Other Over Coffee Can Deepen or Damage Our Spiritual Lives

By Jerry Camery-Hoggatt

Foreword by Susan Biesecker-Mast

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PAPERBACK

  • ISBN: 9781610979610
  • Pages: 204
  • Publication Date: 10/22/2015
  • Retail Price: $25.00
Web Price: $20.00
BUY FROM AMAZON.COM

About-

Gossip has always been an integral part of community, but in our Christian communities and homes, gossip becomes even more important. How can seemingly small disagreements end in a painful church split? Why does one sibling turn out to be the lost sheep and another the poster child? This book shows that more than any one factor, our gossip controls the spiritual climate of our churches, communities, and homes. Coffee Shop Spirituality exposes the destructive power of everyday, ordinary talk, but also shows the way to healing, uplifting, grace-full gossip.

Endorsements & Reviews-

"Pssst. Did you hear about the guy who claims gossip can be Christian? I was skeptical until I read this book. Camery-Hoggart blends stories and illustrations, experiences and ideas, to broaden our understanding of Christian communication. Pass it on!"
--Arthur Paul Boers, Associated Mennonite Biblical Seminary

"Although taking talk seriously is not easy, reading this book surely is. This book has a thoroughly enjoyable and profound kind of storytelling."
--Susan Biesecker-Mast, from the Foreword

"Coffee Shop Spirituality offers a rich vintage of stories and illustrations describing the power of words. Parents will reflect on how they talk to, and about, their children. Church leaders, boards, and committees will benefit from this insight into the power of words to include and build up, or to exclude and destroy people in a community of faith."
--Henry Paetkau, Denominational Minister, Mennonite Church Canada

Contributors-

Jerry Camery-Hoggatt
Susan Biesecker-Mast

Bio(s)-

Jerry Camery-Hoggatt is Professor of New Testament and Narrative Theology at Vanguard University in Costa Mesa, California. He is the author of Irony in Mark's Gospel, Grapevine: The Spirituality of Gossip, and several popular stories.

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