Courageous Faith: How to Rise and Resist in a Time of Faith



From Pilgrim Press: “For Christians, resistance is written right into our baptismal vows. Following Christ means resisting oppression and evil wherever we might find it. Doing that work requires us to first rise up, face our fears, and cultivate courage that can sustain us for the journey.

Weaving together wisdom from sources as diverse as Reformed theology, recovery communities, social justice visionaries, and Twentieth Century history, Heath creates a way forward for those who wish to live lives of faithful, sustained, courageous resistance.”




Glorify: Reclaiming the Heart of Progressive Christianity511alfl-yvL._SX331_BO1,204,203,200_

Who should read this book?

  • Progressive Christians who want to see the renewal of a vital, living church tradition.
  • Spiritual seekers who want a faith that’s both deeply rooted and radically relevant.
  • Clergy and lay leaders who are re-examining their local church’s priorities.
  • Denominational leaders who are looking for another perspective on church growth.
  • Post-evangelicals who feel like something is “missing” in the mainline denominations.
  • Aspiring theologians (lay or ordained) who want an accessible book about practical Reformed theology.
  • Anyone curious about what glorifying God might look like for a church culture on the verge of a major sea change.

The Christian Century says:

Heath entreats progressive Christians to reclaim the concepts of discipleship and witness alongside their work for social justice. Heath names the messy imperfections of being church together but also offers hope: “Our own transformations be­come our resurrections. That’s both wonderful and staggeringly inconvenient.” Joy can be difficult and following Jesus is not always safe. To glorify God as people of resurrection is both a gift and a commission.

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Want to use Glorify with a small group or church school class? There’s a great group reading guide available here:

Glorify Reading Guide