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Wellsprings of Hope

Prayers for a Prophetic New Vision for Disciples

Richard H. Lowery

120 pages
Chalice Press
A collection of 52 weekly reflections on Isaiah 35, the hallowed passage about finding new life, new faith, and new prophetic vision in challenging places and spaces, Wellsprings of Hope will walk you and your congregation alongside other Disciples congregations toward a new vision for the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ). Written by leaders of the Disciples general ministries, Wellsprings of Hope speaks of finding water in the desert, strength and transformation through our faith, and the journey God calls us to undertake as we see a new way of being Disciples. Participating general ministries include: Center for Faith and Giving Central Pastoral Office for Hispanic Ministries Chalice Press Christian Church Foundation Christian Unity and Interfaith Ministries Disciples Center for Public Witness Disciples Church Extension Fund Disciples Home Missions Disciples Men Disciples of Christ Historical Society Disciples Women Division of Overseas Ministries/Global Ministries Higher Education and Leadership Ministries National Benevolent Association National Convocation of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) North American Pacific/Asian Disciples Office of the General Minister and President Pension Fund of the Christian Church Reconciliation Ministry Week of Compassion
Author Bio
Richard H. Lowery is an ordained Disciples minister and President of the Disciples of Christ Historical Society. He has written and collaborated on a number of books, including Sabbath and Jubilee and Chalice Introduction to the Old Testament, and Seeking God’s Design: Disciples’ Quest for Unity and Wholeness, all published by Chalice Press. With Bishop William Barber II and the Rev. Dr. Liz Theoharis, he co-authored Revive Us Again: Vision and Action in Moral Organizing (Beacon Press, 2018). Rick is married to the Rev. Dr. Sharon Watkins, who served 12 years as general minister and president of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ). They live in Bethany, West Virginia.