Inward Apocalypse: Uncovering a Faith for the Common Good


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Resource Publications (CA)
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6.0 X 9.0 X 0.44 inches | 0.63 pounds

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About the Author

Anna Elisabeth Howard writes highly caffeinated takes on shalom as a lens for everything from her front porch in Hendersonville, Tennessee where she lives with her husband, two sons, and a small menagerie of critters. She is a community organizer, movement chaplain, and a graduate of Fuller Theological Seminary with a background in youth and family ministry. An avid hiker and backpacker, many thoughts start somewhere in the middle of the woods or under a waterfall.


"Inward Apocalypse is a timely invitation to readers to develop their faith for the common good. The book's refreshing honesty--even about the growing pains of faith--allows readers to rest in the well-earned wisdom of a trusted guide and confidant. Howard writes with depth, insight, and authenticity, weaving together personal experiences, poetry, and compelling scholarship to reveal a theology that is actually good news for the entire community of creation."

--Amy Kenny, author of My Body Is Not a Prayer Request

"Inward Apocalypse is a gift to all who long for faith with power to ground us in these shifting times. With clarity, wit, and surprising insight, Howard drops gems as she leads readers through apocalypse to the common good."

--Lisa Sharon Harper, author of Fortune: How Race Broke my Family and the World and How to Repair it All

"Inward Apocalypse is smart, witty, and captivating. I could not put it down. Howard's thinking and writing are as solid as can be, compelling us to pilgrimage alongside her as she confronts the toxic Christian subculture and theology in which many are steeped. Howard raises thought-provoking questions and challenges American Christians who seek to follow the Jesus of the Gospels and not the Jesus of our national imagination."

--Marlena Graves, author of The Way Up Is Down: Becoming Yourself by Forgetting Yourself

"Howard weaves together vivid personal experience and rich theological reflection. Her voice in Inward Apocalypse is a steady, faithful guide for any who have found themselves out of sorts or tightly bound by the story of God they were given. Through recounting her own moments of disruption, Howard invites readers to find their way through their own such moments and encounter a more expansive, beautiful, and transformative faith."

--Megan Westra, author of Born Again and Again

"Inward Apocalypse offers us hope and a roadmap so that we can restore the common good together. If you've ever found yourself disoriented or disturbed by the scandals or misuse of power by clergy leaders, this book is for you. You will feel seen, cared for, and loved-- this book is a well of healing."

--Ashley Abercrombie, author of Love Is the Resistance

"In this meditation and memoir, Anna Howard shares the complex reality of journeying from her childhood faith towards an ever-deepening understanding of Christ, justice, challenge, and hope. This brilliant book is a must-read for anyone asking the hard questions about rediscovering faith when one realizes that the suppositions, hierarchies, and -isms built into one's story of faith cannot stand."

--Yejide Peters, Berkeley Divinity School