Your Faith Your Life: An Invitation to the Episcopal Church, by Jenifer Gamber with Bill Lewellis, published in 2009 by Morehouse/Church Publishing remains among Church Publishing's bestsellers, surpassed only by the BCP, hymnals and The Episcopal Handbook. It's available in paperback and on Kindle. More at Church Publishing and Amazon. Download a free Leader's Guide here.
"Not every useful book is heartfelt and not every heartfelt book is useful, but Jenifer Gamber and Bill Lewellis's new book is both." —The Rev. Barbara Crafton
Disguised as a reference book, YFYL is about transformation. It is about relationship. It is about process: being attentive, intelligent, reasonable, responsible and in Love. It is about increasing our attentiveness and transforming our consciousness through reflection on our faith and life and on being in Love. Ultimately it is about secrets of the heart, whispers within of the hidden presence of the real. It is about telling secrets of God's visitation.
Your Faith, Your Life: An Invitation to the Episcopal Church
Jenifer Gamber with Bill Lewellis ISBN: 978-0-8192-2321-0 $15.00 Paper 192 pgs
”Your Faith, Your Life is more than an invitation to the Episcopal Church. It is an invitation to reflect on personal transformation as you consider facts about the Episcopal Church. Disguised as a reference book of information, as Bill has suggested, this book outlines a path toward authenticity and personal transformation.”
This ‘everything-you-need-to-know’ guide – now available from Morehouse Publishing, an imprint of Church Publishing Incorporated (CPI) – carefully unpacks the Episcopal Church's language of worship, theology, church structure, and sacraments. Readers will gain the vocabulary and framework to share their beliefs and practices, explore the Bible, understand prayer, and discern their own ministry within the church.
Designed for denominational newcomers, parish study groups, clergy, and Christian formation specialists, Your Faith, Your Life features a unique format, utilizing sidebars, boxes, charts, reflection questions, and minimal text blocks to enhance reading appeal and aid in understanding. Balanced didactic and experiential elements capture a wide variety of learning styles.
Closely linked to the Book of Common Prayer and the catechism and flexible for use with a variety of Christian formation models, it is supplemented by a leader guide and other supporting materials on the book's website.
Jenifer Gamber, a national youth-ministry workwop leader and a confirmation leader at the Cathedral Church of the Nativity in Bethlehem, has a BA in economics from Oberlin College and is the consulting editor for a principles of economics textbook published by McGraw Hill.
Bill Lewellis, retired communication minister and editor of Diocesan Life for the Diocese of Bethlehem, has served the Roman Catholic and the Episcopal Church for more than 40 years. Local dailies have published more than 100 of his columns and op-ed pieces.