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Holy Troublemakers and Unconventional Saints | Daneen Akers

The following is an excerpt from Holy Troublemakers and Unconventional Saints by Daneen Akers. It’s a featured Speakeasy selection, and there are still limited review copies available for qualified reviewers. Rachel Held Evans profile from Holy Troublemakers & Unconventional Saints On a hot summer night in 1991, a 10-year old girl lies in bed, trying to get […]

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Breath and Light: An Exercise for Reuniting Soul and Body

  This past weekend was Thanksgiving in the United States, and now we’ve entered the season of Advent, the traditional period of holy waiting leading to Christmas. This, during a year that has brought most of us even more than our usual hurry, hesitation, and heartbreak. I find myself puzzling over some complex questions. Namely, […]

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Perfect and Forgiven | Zach Maldonado

The following is an excerpt from Perfect and Forgiven by Zach Maldonado. It’s a featured Speakeasy selection, and there are still limited review copies available for qualified reviewers. I’ve been hurt deeply. I’ve experienced the shame of sin. I’ve made stupid mistakes. I’ve been cheated on and lied to, and I’ve always struggled with lies about who […]

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A Lie by Any Other Name | Faith Lies | Darrell Smith

The following is an excerpt from Faith Lies: Seven Incomplete Ideas That Hijack Faith and How to See Beyond Them by Darrell Smith. It’s a featured Speakeasy selection, and there are still limited review copies available for qualified reviewers. Religion has given people great comfort in a world torn apart by religion. — Jon Stewart William Shakespeare’s tragedy […]

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