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Can Christians and Muslims be real friends?

Can Christians and Muslims be friends? Real friends? Even in an era of intense religious conflict, David W. Shenk, who has written numerous books on Christian-Muslim relationships, says yes. In a new book published by Herald Press, Christian. Muslim. Friend: Twelve Paths to Real Relationship, Shenk lays out 12 ways Christians can form authentic relationships with Muslims.

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Rebecca, second book in the Ellies People series republished

The common conflict with parents over faith and whom to marry is the dominating theme in Rebecca, the second book in Ellie’s People: An Amish Family Saga, a series by Mary Christner Borntrager. Rebecca, published by Herald Press, relaunches on Oct. 1.

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Herald Press publishes new book on spiritual formation

Many people have grown tired of the pat answers that the church and religion have provided regarding questions about faith and meaning in life. A new book addressing the deepest questions of the soul, The Spacious Heart: Room for Spiritual Awakening, was released by Herald Press in early September. The authors, siblings Donald Clymer and Sharon Clymer Landis, offer 12 keys, or insights, for unlocking the heart for spiritual growth.

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Mennonite congregations in Canada to receive children's Bible

HARRISONBURG, Va., and KITCHENER, Ont.—A donor has made it possible for Mennonite Church Canada to send a copy of Shine On: A Story Bible to every Mennonite congregation in Canada. Conversation about reprinting the new story Bible was already under way, but this order for 227 copies sent the new children’s Bible into a second printing. The order includes copies of the Spanish-language version, Resplandece, for two Spanish churches.

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Mary Christner Borntrager books on growing up Amish relaunched

Mary Christner Bontrager was 67 years old when her first book, Ellie, was published in 1988 by Herald Press. Her children and grandchildren always begged to her to tell stories about growing up Amish, and so she wrote Ellie in response. 

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A Shared Understanding of Church Leadership now available

A newly revised polity manual, A Shared Understanding of Church Leadership: Polity Manual for Mennonite Church Canada and Mennonite Church USA, has been released as a working document. It is a joint effort of the two denominations.

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John Paul Lederach book on conflict republished as Reconcile

John Paul Lederach, professor of international peacebuilding at Notre Dame’s (Ind.) Kroc Institute, has updated his landmark book on reconciliation, now being republished as Reconcile: Conflict Transformation for Ordinary Christians.

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Old Order Amish cook pens column of recipes and family life

Lovina Eicher, an Old Order Amish cooking columnist for the past 12 years, is now syndicating her popular cooking column with MennoMedia under a new name, “Lovina’s Amish Kitchen,” which began July 1.

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New womens Bible study guide released

How can women support each other with compassion? How can women be present with each other making life transitions? Terri J. Plank Brenneman, PhD, takes a look at these and other scenarios in the latest women's Bible study guide, Practicing Presence.

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New Anabaptist curriculum launches August 31, 2014

The new Sunday school curriculum called Shine: Living in God’s Light for fall quarter 2014 is now available from publishers MennoMedia and Brethren Press.

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