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Key Books Written in the Closing Decades of the 20th Century

   

1994

The Queen’s Quest
and other tales
Stories to Live By

By Joyce. Marshall

We tend to associate fairy tales with children. Actually, oral folk tales, containing wondrous and marvelous element have existed for thousands of years and were told largely by adults for adults. Their purpose was to awaken wonderment and to nurture hope that we can seize possibilities and opportunities to transform ourselves and our world. The once upon a time is not past designation but futuristic: the timelessness of the tale and its lack of geographical specificity endow it with utopian connotations.  The fresh tales in this book are useful to awaken aspects of our humanness and serve as evocative group conversations.

For a copy of this book, send $9 to Joyce Marshall at 3578 N. State Highway, Bonham TX 75418.

For further information on this book click here.

 

1994

To Be or Not to be
a Christian
Meditations and Essays
on Authentic Christian
Community

By Gene W. Marshall

Sometimes brief essays inspired by some moment are lively and lasting.  This is such a collection.  The key question these essays address is still contemporary.  “To be or Not to Be a Christian” is still asked in 2013.  These essays tend to correct confusions and clear space to answer that question, “Yes I can envision a Christian practice as my religious home.”  These essays provide ways for us to see the relevance of practicing a fresh form of Christianity and sharing the power  and healing of this ancient tradition with others

For a copy of this book, send $9 to Gene Marshall at 3578 N. State Highway, Bonham TX 75418.

For further information on this book click here.

   

1987

The Reign of Reality
A Fresh Start for the Earth

By Joyce and Gene Marshall

The title of this book is contemporary language for “The Kingdom of God.”   This means understanding “God” as Final Reality and  “Kingdom as a communal reign.  This understanding provides a Christian context for creating secular social vision and strategy.  The Reign of Reality interacts with the existing reign of illusions, lies, and ideological mistakes.  Being centered in the Real and in the commitment to Realistic Living provides a place from which to see clearly into the fundamental issues of Ecology, Poverty, Democracy, Post-Patriarchal Women and Men, and Down-to-Earth Religion.  Such a place of vision also guides us in our Strategy and Tactics of Responsible Action. This book holds together a fundamental love of Reality with a vibrant social activism.

For a copy of this book, send $9 to Gene Marshall at 3578 N. State Highway, Bonham TX 75418.

For further information on this book click here.

1985

A Primer on
Radical Christianity

By Gene W. Marshall

In 1985 many of us were already clear that we were in the midst of a turning point in the history of Christianity that is more radical than the the Reformation period, more radical than any other period in the history of Christianity. The new form of Christianity that is emerging is so new that it does not seem to be Christianity at all to many people.  This book begins with a fresh look at the concept of Spirit, moving on to equally troubling words like God, Jesus Christ, Commitment, Ethics, Christian Community, Prayer, Litergical Language, and more.  So basic were the insights in this book that it is still relevant 28 years later.

For a copy of this book, send $9 to Gene Marshall at 3578 N. State Highway, Bonham TX 75418.

For further information on this book click here.

 

 

     

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