Festival of Faiths 2022-Sacred Stories: Contemplation and Connection

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Wednesday, November 9, 2022 - 12:00pm to Saturday, November 12, 2022 - 2:00pm
The Kentucky Center 501 West Main St
Louisville, KY 40202

The 2022 Festival of Faiths, Sacred Stories: Contemplation and Connection, will celebrate the power of narratives to inspire purpose, instill a sense of belonging and define our lives. The festival will investigate old and new stories through the lens of faith and explore how our identities are shaped by associations with religion, culture, politics, heritage and more. Sessions will engage participants in the sacred work of sharing stories to illuminate both our complexity and our interdependence.
For more information and to purchase Festival of Faiths tickets, please visit FestivalofFaiths.org

2022 Festival of Faiths speaker books are listed first and include selections from: Lewis Brogdon, Courtney Martin, Judith Simmer-Brown, Ruben Rosario-Rodriguez, Matthew Fox, Anam Thubten, Mary Evelyn Tucker, Carrie Newcomer, and Shmuly Yanklowitz

Additional suggested reading can be found further down the page.

Please use coupon code FOF at checkout and we will donate a portion of sales to The Festival of Faiths

 

Learning in Public: Lessons for a Racially Divided America from My Daughter's School By Courtney E. Martin Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780316428279
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Published: Little, Brown and Company - August 16th, 2022

This "provocative and personally searching"memoir follows one mother's story of enrolling her daughter in a local public school (San Francisco Chronicle), and the surprising, necessary lessons she learned with her neighbors.

From the time Courtney E.


Dakini's Warm Breath: The Feminine Principle in Tibetan Buddhism By Judith Simmer-Brown Cover Image
$37.95
ISBN: 9781570629204
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Published: Shambhala - December 10th, 2002

A fresh interpretation of the dakini—a Tibetan Buddhist symbol of the feminine—that will appeal to practitioners interested in goddess worship, female spirituality, and Tantric Buddhism


Dogmatics After Babel: Beyond the Theologies of Word and Culture By Ruben Rosario Rodriguez Cover Image
$45.00
ISBN: 9780664261658
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Published: Westminster John Knox Press - October 9th, 2018

Rub (c)n Rosario Rodr -guez addresses the long-standing division between Christian theologies that take revelation as their starting point and focus and those that take human culture as theirs.


Matthew Fox: Essential Writings on Creation Spirituality By Charles Burack (Editor), Mathew Fox Cover Image
By Charles Burack (Editor), Mathew Fox
$24.00
ISBN: 9781626984554
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Published: Orbis Books - March 23rd, 2022

Matthew Fox is the passionate prophet--and pied piper--of creation-centered spirituality. A radical priest, visionary theologian, and ecumenical mystic, he has been called "the most creative, the most comprehensive, surely the most challenging religious-spiritual teacher in America" (Thomas Berry) as well as "one of the great prophetic voices of our time" (David Korten).


Choosing Compassion: How to Be of Benefit in a World That Needs Our Love By Anam Thubten Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9781611807271
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Published: Shambhala - August 6th, 2019

Beloved Tibetan Buddhist teacher Anam Thubten shares how, by cultivating our practice of compassion, we can open our hearts and benefit the world.


A Companion to Philemon (Cascade Companions) By Lewis Brogdon, Marion Soards (Foreword by) Cover Image
By Lewis Brogdon, Marion Soards (Foreword by)
$21.00
ISBN: 9781498290999
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Published: Cascade Books - May 8th, 2018

When is the last time you heard a sermon, Bible study, or even read the Letter to Philemon? For some the answer is ""recently"" but for too many the answer is ""it has been a long time"" or worse yet ""never."" Why is it that Philemon, though included in the Christian canon, is not read and studied as a text with theological depth that is helpful for serious study and preaching?


Hope on the Brink: Understanding the Emergence of Nihilism in Black America By Lewis Brogdon, Jr. Ray, Stephen G. (Foreword by) Cover Image
$15.00
ISBN: 9781620327579
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Published: Cascade Books - May 29th, 2013

About the Contributor(s): Lewis Brogdon is Assistant Professor of New Testament and Black Church Studies and Director of the Black Church Studies Program at Louisville Seminary. Brogdon has served churches in Virginia, West Virginia, Kentucky, and Ohio. He has coauthored an article with Amos Yong on "The Decline of African American Theology?


Journey of the Universe By Brian Thomas Swimme, Mary Evelyn Tucker Cover Image
$15.00
ISBN: 9780300209433
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Published: Yale University Press - October 21st, 2014

An epic story of the emergence of the universe and of the community of life, with a new vision for how we might bring forth a vibrant Earth Community

Today we know what no previous generation knew: the history of the universe and of the unfolding of life on Earth.


The Five Ounce Gift: A Medical, Philosophical & Spiritual Jewish Guide to Kidney Donation By Shmuly Yanklowitz Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9781953829245
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Published: Ben Yehuda Press - March 15th, 2022

If you had the power to save a life, would you do it? If you knew you could save the life of someone who would surely die without a kidney transplant, would you give them one of yours? These are the questions that burned in Rabbi Dr. Shmuly Yanklowitz. He had that power, that knowledge. Could he go through with the surgery to donate a kidney to someone who desperately needed it?


Pirkei Avot: A Social Justice Commentary By Shmuly Yanklowitz Cover Image
$23.95
ISBN: 9780881233223
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Published: Central Conference of American Rabbis - May 31st, 2018

Pirkei Avot is the urtext of Jewish practical wisdom. In many ways, the words of Pirkei Avot were the first recorded manifesto of social justice in Western civilization. This commentary explores the text through a lens of contemporary social justice and moral philosophy, engaging both classical commentators and modern thinkers.


Julian of Norwich: Wisdom in a Time of Pandemic-And Beyond By Matthew Fox, Mirabai Starr (Foreword by) Cover Image
By Matthew Fox, Mirabai Starr (Foreword by)
$15.99
ISBN: 9781663208682
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Published: iUniverse - October 26th, 2020

This historical biography follows the extraordinary life of Julian of Norwich. She lived through the dreadful bubonic plague that killed close to 50% of Europeans. Being an anchoress, she 'sheltered in place' and developed a deep wisdom that she shared in her book, Showings, which was the first book in English by a woman.


Altered Traits: Science Reveals How Meditation Changes Your Mind, Brain, and Body By Daniel Goleman, Richard J. Davidson Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9780399184390
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Published: Avery - September 4th, 2018

Two New York Times–bestselling authors unveil new research showing what meditation can really do for the brain.
 


Available Light: Louisville Through the Lens of Bud Dorsey By Louisville Story Program, Cover Image
$35.00
ISBN: 9780991476534
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Published: Louisville Story Program - August 24th, 2017

A beautiful 11"x11" hardcover book honoring the legacy of Bud Dorsey, West Louisville's most iconic photographer, produced in close collaboration with him.


The Fights We Fought Have Brought Us Here By Louisville Story Program, Cover Image
$20.00
ISBN: 9780991476572
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Published: Louisville Story Program - October 20th, 2020

Ten young writers from Muhammad Ali's alma mater write about the fights they've fought that have brought them to where they are today.


No Single Sparrow Makes a Summer By Louisville Story Program, Cover Image
$25.00
ISBN: 9780991476541
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Published: Louisville Story Program - October 2nd, 2018

In narratives rooted in six countries, nine young women document cultural and geographic communities of South Louisville from the inside, exploring topics such as the refugee experience, juvenile detention, motherhood, misperceptions of their neighborhoods, and more.


I Said Bang!: A History of the Dirt Bowl By Louisville Story Program,, Darcy Thompson (Editor) Cover Image
$20.00
ISBN: 9780991476510
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Published: Louisville Story Program - February 25th, 2016

I Said Bang! is a book about 46 years of building community through basketball, written by dozens of people who have contributed to and been shaped by the Dirt Bowl tradition: organizers, players, spectators, announcers, referees, vendors, and coaches.


We Can Hear You Just Fine By Louisville Story Program,, Joe Manning (Editor) Cover Image
$20.00
ISBN: 9780991476527
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Published: Louisville Story Program - November 10th, 2016

The Kentucky School for the Blind was chartered in 1842 to serve blind and visually impaired students from all across the state. Like so many who have arrived since then, the seven authors participating in Louisville Story Program’s third book project hail from all across the state.


Our Shawnee By Brian Weinberg (Editor), Darcy Thompson (Editor) Cover Image
By Brian Weinberg (Editor), Darcy Thompson (Editor)
$20.00
ISBN: 9780991476503
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Published: Louisville Story Program - June 1st, 2014

The Louisville Story Program helps historically underrepresented Louisville residents write and publish books about their lives and neighborhoods, and pays them for their work. “Our Shawnee” is LSP’s first project.


In Heaven Everyone Will Shake Your Hand: The Art Of Julie Baldyga By Julie Baldyga (Illustrator), Carrie Neumayer (Editor) Cover Image
By Julie Baldyga (Illustrator), Carrie Neumayer (Editor)
$30.00
ISBN: 9780991476565
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Published: Louisville Story Program - April 17th, 2020

Julie Baldyga's artwork is distinctive and compelling, and a book about her work is long overdue.


Braiding Sweetgrass By Robin Wall Kimmerer Cover Image
$20.00
ISBN: 9781571313560
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Published: Milkweed Editions - August 11th, 2015

A New York Times Bestseller
A Washington Post Bestseller
Named a Best Essay Collection of the Decade by Literary Hub


Braiding Sweetgrass for Young Adults: Indigenous Wisdom, Scientific Knowledge, and the Teachings of Plants By Robin Wall Kimmerer, Monique Gray Smith, Nicole Neidhardt (Illustrator) Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781728458991
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Published: Zest Books (Tm) - November 1st, 2022

Drawing from her experiences as an Indigenous scientist, botanist Robin Wall Kimmerer demonstrated how all living things--from strawberries and witch hazel to water lilies and lichen--provide us with gifts and lessons every day in her best-selling book Braiding Sweetgrass.


The Fox and the Jewel: Shared and Private Meanings in Contemporary Japanese Inari Workship By Karen A. Smyers Cover Image
$32.00
ISBN: 9780824821029
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Published: University of Hawaii Press - December 1st, 1998

The deity Inari has been worshipped in Japan since at least the early eighth century and today is a revered presence in such varied venues as Shinto shrines, Buddhist temples, factories, theaters, private households, restaurants, beauty shops, and rice fields.


The Lost Art of Scripture: Rescuing the Sacred Texts By Karen Armstrong Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780525431923
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Published: Anchor - October 20th, 2020

A book that shines fresh light on the world's major religions to help us build bridges between faiths and rediscover a creative and spiritual engagement with holy texts—from the New York Times bestselling author of A History of God

“[An] unusual, often dazzling, blend of theology, history, and neuroscience” —The New Yorker


Sacred Nature: Restoring Our Ancient Bond with the Natural World By Karen Armstrong Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9780593319437
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Published: Knopf - September 6th, 2022

From one of the most original thinkers on the role of religion in the modern world, a profound exploration of the spiritual power of nature—and an urgent call to reclaim that power in everyday life.


A Short History of Myth (Canons) By Karen Armstrong Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9781782118909
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Published: Canongate Books - February 22nd, 2022

As long as we have been human, we have been mythmakers. In A Short History of Myth, Karen Armstrong holds up the mirror of mythology to show us the history of ourselves, and embarks on a journey that begins at a Neanderthal graveside and ends buried in the heart of the modern novel.


Healing Through Words By Rupi Kaur Cover Image
$24.99
ISBN: 9781524873264
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Published: Andrews McMeel Publishing - September 27th, 2022

#1 New York Times bestselling author Rupi Kaur presents guided poetry writing exercises of her own design to help you explore themes of trauma, loss, heartache, love, family, healing, and celebration of the self.

Healing Through Words is a guided tour on the journey back to the self, a cathartic and mindful exploration through writing.
 
This carefully curate


Recipes for a Sacred Life: True Stories and a Few Miracles By Rivvy Neshama Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9781733338615
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Published: Sandra Jonas Publishing House - May 5th, 2020

Winner of 5 national awards, this new, expanded edition was named one of "The Best Spiritual Books of 2020" by Spirituality & Practice.

"Recipes for a Sacred Life left us moved--and changed. Wise, poignant, funny, and inspiring."--Redbook


The Need to Be Whole: Patriotism and the History of Prejudice By Wendell Berry Cover Image
$24.00
ISBN: 9798985679809
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Published: Shoemaker + Company - October 4th, 2022

Wendell Berry has never been afraid to speak up for the dispossessed. The Need to Be Whole continues the work he began in The Hidden Wound (1970) and The Unsettling of America (1977), demanding a careful exploration of this hard, shared truth: The wealth of the mighty few governing this nation has been built on the unpaid labor of others.


How It Went: Thirteen More Stories of the Port William Membership By Wendell Berry Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9781640095816
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Published: Counterpoint - November 8th, 2022

Thirteen new stories of the Port William membership spanning the decades from World War II to the present moment


The Hidden Wound By Wendell Berry Cover Image
$15.95
ISBN: 9781582434865
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Published: Counterpoint - May 18th, 2010

An impassioned, thoughtful, and fearless essay on the effects of racism on the American identity by one of our country’s most humane literary voices.


Jayber Crow: A Novel (Port William #6) By Wendell Berry Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9781582431604
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Published: Counterpoint - August 30th, 2001

“This is a book about Heaven,” says Jayber Crow, “but I must say too that . . . I have wondered sometimes if it would not finally turn out to be a book about Hell.” It is 1932 and he has returned to his native Port William to become the town's barber.


The Unsettling of America: Culture & Agriculture By Wendell Berry Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9781619025998
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Published: Counterpoint - September 15th, 2015

Since its publication in 1977, The Unsettling of America has been recognized as a classic of American letters. In it, Wendell Berry argues that good farming is a cultural and spiritual discipline. Today’s agribusiness, however, takes farming out of its cultural context and away from families.


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The 2022 Festival of Faiths, Sacred Stories: Contemplation and Connection, will celebrate the power of narratives to inspire purpose, instill a sense of belonging and define our lives