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Devotional Sermons

Sermons offered during Lent can be challenging, addressing difficult topics that touch deeply on our relationship to God: failure, renewal, death, mortality and hidden hope. This simple volume takes the reader devotionally through Lent and into the resurrection hope of Easter by considering these topics head-on. This simple volume is offered to help pilgrims walk through the challenges of Lent in a more meaningful way. Published by Parson's Press. Parson's Press uses the proceeds of all purchases to provide food and shelter to those in need. 

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In "A Walk through the Churchyard," Episcopal priest Rob Gieselmann explores stories of death, and the beautiful yet painful intimacy associated with these stories, in a way that brings sense to his own wife's, Laura's, premature death that left him as a single father of two young children. The intent of this little book is to demystify death, and to offer a Christian spiritual sense of the event of death. In our society, people do not like to talk about death, but Rob hits death straight-on, refusing to temper its sharp edges or hide from its dark grip.

"I am so grateful when emotionally gifted and highly intelligent people like Rob Gieselmann share their intimate experiences and understanding of death, from a Christian perspective. His work so diminishes one's sense of being alone and lost in this most private of all human realms." - Anne Lamott, author of "Traveling Mercies: Some thoughts on Faith"

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Sermons offered from Easter through the middle of Pentecost offer hope and insight into our relationships with God, one another, and the wider world.  This installment of sermons are devotional, designed to help Christians who are seeking a different way to consider their faith. Published by Parson's Press. Parson's Press uses the proceeds of purchases to provide food and shelter to those in need. 

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​This is the book nobody will like. The Episcopal Church has gone crazy. We've become pigs who roll around in our own mud, and when we've finished rolling here, we roll there. Perhaps we eat a little spiritual food and then wallow back to the mud. We talk about God, mention Jesus like he's our best friend, but we act exactly like he said not to act. We are exactly who he said not to be. In this book the author employs Scripture to demonstrate that both Jesus and Paul would favor unity over division, and that the Holy Eucharist is the ultimate act of Christian unity. This book shows that, in the end, unity facilitated by love in Christ should be our goal, not righteousness. Division may be our destiny, but it is not God's will.

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Do the words of Jesus seem harsh to you? Judgmental? Confusing? Is it possible to understand the stories he told in a different way? Did did Jesus really expect people to sell all their possessions, or to hate their fathers and mothers? Or is it possible that both Jesus and the gospel writers were using literary devices to weave a variety of meanings into the fabric of Jesus’ life and the stories he told? On the surface, the stories appear to mean one thing, but beneath the surface surprises lurk! In this book, Rob presents twelve parables, stories, and actions of Jesus to re-view them in the light of irony.

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