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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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781506448213
Publisher: Augsburg Fortress, Publishers
Publication date: 04/02/2019
Pages: 209
Sales rank: 127,367
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

Emmy Kegler is pastor of Grace Lutheran Church in Northeast Minneapolis. She is the coordinator and editor of Queer Grace, an online encyclopedia for LGBTQ and Christian life, and a sought-after speaker.

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
Suggested Further Reading

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One Coin Found: How God's Love Stretches to the Margins 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Anonymous 13 days ago
One Coin Found is an excellent read! Emmy Kegler masterfully weaves in her own story of heartbreak and heart healing with deeply thoughtful and knowledgeable connections to faith and scripture. I recommend this book for anyone who is grappling with identity, belonging, and “the church” as well as anyone who has a leadership role in a church community and are wondering how to better walk with those who show up in their midst. Kegler compassionately and courageously gives space for us to wonder alongside her about what it means to show up fully and lovingly as ourselves, beloved children of God. Don’t forget to check out the footnotes and added resources… I found them to be a great addition to deepen your experience with the content of the book and to continue your engagement with Kegler’s writing.
Laura-Parrott-Perry 23 days ago
As someone who left the church at a fairly young age, I am fascinated by Scripture and have an awful lot to learn. Trouble is, most books about the Bible make me feel sort of lonely. Too many authors when dealing with Scripture use it to tighten the circle, leave people out. Not this one. Emmy Kegler has the kind of warm and vulnerable voice that reads like an invitation. She uses the story of her own struggle to make sense of her calling to a church and profession that frequently seeks to exclude those who cry out from the margins – the very people toward whom Jesus gravitated. Some people understandably choose not to live in that tension and they leave it all behind. Kegler wages a loving battle of attrition with the church that has in turns sustained and broken her heart since childhood. This book is a safe place, an exhale sort of a place - where the reader can doubt or rage or mourn or rejoice – because the author does, too. The last chapter is so utterly lovely that I find myself calling friends and reading paragraphs out loud. Read it. You won’t be sorry.
Anonymous 23 days ago
I’m a little amazed my pen still has ink in it after all the underlining I did in this book. Emmy Kegler honestly tells her story with strength and vulnerability. I laughed out loud at her snarky side comments and at the universality in the stories she shares of the human experience. Tears gathered in my eyes as I read experiences to which I have no direct connection. As an ally to the LGBTQ+ community, this book helped me to more fully understand her experience and to feel the pain of not being accepted where your passion truly comes alive. Kegler handles scripture references and historical background information with grace and elaborates without condescension; she got me legitimately interested in the history of the church and the inner workings of church life. Emmy writes with authenticity and breathes fresh air into the gospel message - you are known, you are loved, and you are not alone. Give this book (along with a box of tissues) to someone who needs to hear this message.