One Coin Found: How God's Love Stretches to the Margins

One Coin Found: How God's Love Stretches to the Margins

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Overview

The stories of Scripture are for everyone. No exceptions.

Emmy Kegler has a complicated relationship with the Bible. As a queer woman who grew up in both conservative Evangelical and progressive Protestant churches, she knows too well how Scripture can be used to wound and exclude. And yet, the stories of Scripture continue to captivate and inspire her—both as a person of faith and as a pastor to a congregation. So she set out to fall in love with the Bible, wrestling with the stories inside, where she met a God who continues to seek us out—appearing again and again as a voice, a presence, and a promise.

Whenever we are pushed to the edges, our voices silenced, or our stories dismissed, God goes out after us—seeking us until we are found again. And God is seeking out those whose voices we too quickly silence and dismiss, too. Because God's story is a story of welcome and acceptance for everyone—no exceptions.

Kegler shows us that even when we feel like lost and dusty coins—rusted from others' indifference, misspent and misused—God picks up a broom and sweeps every corner of creation to find us.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781506448213
Publisher: 1517 Media
Publication date: 04/02/2019
Pages: 209
Sales rank: 107,595
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

Emmy Kegler is a pastor, speaker, and author of One Coin Found: How God's Love Stretches to the Margins. As both pastor and patient, Kegler has an intimate relationship with mental illness and its complex connections to faith. She works to normalize the experiences of depression, anxiety, and a host of other diagnoses and symptoms, treating them not as proof of exclusion from God's grace but rather a common and expansive experience of the human condition in which God remains present and compassionate. She lives in Saint Paul with her wife Michelle and their two dogs and cat.

Table of Contents

Foreword by Rachel Held Evans

Prologue: Lost

Chapter 1: Real

Chapter 2: Good

Chapter 3: Marked

Chapter 4: Shamed

Chapter 5: Fed

Chapter 6: Pinned

Chapter 7: Shut Up

Chapter 8: Unknown

Chapter 9: Wide

Chapter 10: Found

Acknowledgments

Notes

Suggested Further Reading

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