Shalom Sistas: Living Wholeheartedly in a Brokenhearted World

Author:   Osheta Moore ,  Sarah Bessey
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Pages:   248
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Like a lot of women, blogger Osheta Moore loved the idea of shalom: God's dream for a world that is whole, vibrant, and flourishing. But honestly: who's got the time? So one night she whispered a dangerous prayer: God, show me the things that make for peace... In Shalom Sistas, Moore shares what she learned when she challenged herself to study peace in the Bible for forty days. Taking readers through the twelve points of the Shalom Sistas' Manifesto, Moore experiments with practices of everyday peacemaking and invites readers to do the same. From dropping love bombs on a family vacation, to talking to the coach who called her son the n-word, to spreading shalom with a Swiffer, Moore offers bold steps for crossing lines between black and white, suburban and urban, rich and poor. What if a bunch of Jesus-following women catch a vision of a vibrant, whole, flourishing world? What happens when Shalom Sistas unite? Free downloadable study guide available here.

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Author:   Osheta Moore ,  Sarah Bessey
Publisher:   Herald Press (VA)
Imprint:   Herald Press (VA)
Dimensions:   Width: 13.70cm , Height: 2.00cm , Length: 21.30cm
Weight:   0.272kg
ISBN:  

9781513801490


ISBN 10:   151380149
Pages:   248
Publication Date:   03 October 2017
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Thank you, Osheta Moore, for capturing the joyful challenge of being a peacemaker! Shalom Sistas will shake up your conceptions of what it means to follow Jesus. --Bruxy Cavey Reviews Osheta Moore is the best sort of friend for this journey of shalom: funny, warm, welcoming, challenging, wise, strong, and real. Osheta gives us the tools and practices to begin to live out our deepest longings for the kingdom of God in the midst of our messy, imperfect lives. --Sarah Bessey Reviews Osheta Moore has a gift for blazing a path toward liberation, hope, and purpose in any circumstance--in times of leisure or stress, abundance or scarcity, clarity or confusion. All people will benefit from her careful and wise guidance. --Christena Cleveland Reviews Shalom Sistas made me want to stand up and cheer! This hopeful manifesto is guaranteed to move you--to action, to peace, and ultimately toward the weird way of Jesus, where the gospel upsets our tired ideas and compels us to greater love. --Shannan Martin Reviews All the jazz hands for this book! Shalom Sistas is the book we all need right now. Osheta Moore will make you laugh, challenge you, and offer you a practical path to peacemaking. You will want to be her friend and show up at her house for red beans and rice. --Melanie Dale Reviews God calls us beyond the surface kinds of friendships we've gotten used to and invites us into the richness of deeply meaningful relationships. Shalom Sistas extends the invitation once again, because clearly, God is not giving up on us. --Deidra Riggs Reviews I am so grateful for Osheta Moore's sassy voice, calling forth the Shalom Sistas of our generation. She invites us to practice ordinary acts of peace. She's my kind of woman, and I love her book. --Idelette McVicker Reviews In a world often wrought with unrest, Shalom Sistas offers a compelling way forward. A must-read for all who are determined to find and create life-giving spaces in the midst of chaos! --Gail Song Bantum Reviews Osheta Moore is the leader I want to follow. She loves God and is passionate about building God's kingdom on earth as it is in heaven. If you are committed to seeking shalom right where you are, Shalom Sistas can show you how. --Margot Starbuck Reviews Osheta Moore writes about shalom in the same voice she uses when she calls up a girlfriend from the carpool line. I want to put my phone on speaker and chat with her all day. --Jessica Honegger Reviews Shalom Sistas is a practical, engaging, theologically informed, poignant, and witty presentation of what peacemaking can look like in our time. Anyone who reads Shalom Sistas will be challenged and encouraged to make peacemaking more than just an idea but rather an integral part of everyday life. --Dennis R Edwards Reviews Filled with real stories and tangible practices, Shalom Sistas will challenge, encourage, and strengthen readers to respond to God's call and bravely engage in the beautiful kingdom work of peacemaking. --Kathy Escobar Reviews Don't even think about using a highlighter as you read Shalom Sistas. You'll end up with entire pages colored in neon yellow! Instead, sit down with a cup of coffee, an open heart, and a box of tissues. Osheta Moore writes with conviction and humor about God's invitation to be a peacemaker. --Kathy Khang Reviews Strolling through the pages of Osheta Moore's Shalom Sistas is like taking a long walk with a dear friend. Relatable, brave, witty, and inspiring, this intimate work educates and empowers women to seek shalom in every aspect of their lives. --Jessica Kelley Reviews Gloriously filled to the brim with Osheta Moore's wit, wisdom, courage, and beautiful honesty, Shalom Sistas challenges and propels me toward a joy-infused life of peacemaking for years to come. --Jerusalem Greer Reviews Osheta Moore reminds us all that peacemaking happens in the ordinary spaces of life. Read this book, if you dare, but beware: you might just become convinced that shalom seeking is for regular folks in regular places. --Kurt Willems Reviews Osheta Moore breathes hope into the daily lives of women by exposing the hidden revolution at the heart of the ordinary. With a perfect blend of sass and grace, Osheta casts a vision for a world-rocking peace that takes shape one laundry load at a time. --Meghan Good Reviews Shalom Sistas reorients our daily Christian practice toward God's dream of shalom. Osheta Moore is thoughtful and down-to-earth, and thankfully, the God she speaks about looks and sounds like Jesus. In an age of despair and violence, this storied manifesto is a necessary encouragement. --Drew G. I. Hart Reviews I can't remember a book I've waited for with more anticipation than Osheta Moore's Shalom Sistas. Her writing and teaching have revolutionized my life, and her approach to the active, engaged, and vital work of peacemaking has the potential to change our world. --Megan Tietz Reviews A clarion call to justice, peace, and good old-fashioned laughter, Shalom Sistas will leave you changed. It's a book I can recommend to friends across the political and cultural spectrum--not because it is safe but because it is profoundly, prophetically true. --Rachel Held Evans Reviews Moore, a podcaster and advocate, debuts with a passionate memoir and guidebook to living that is drawn from her experiences as a minister and activist. In 2005 Moore was doing community development work in New Orleans when Hurricane Katrina forced her to relocate to Boston. After losing all of her possessions, she had a spiritual reawakening and decided to forge a new identity as a shalom sista a peacemaker grounded in love, not fear. For herself and other followers of Christ who seek peace on Earth, Moore presents a 12-part manifesto that advocates choosing subversive joy, serving before speaking, and telling better stories. She explains how to deepen everyday spirituality through stories of her own life as a black minister and podcaster married to a white minister and raising their three children; through revisiting her blogged essays; and through Bible stories applied to contemporary political situations. With sass, common sense, humor, and wisdom, Moore embraces mothering and sistering, provides recipes, and decries racism. Through all these diverse threads, the book doesn't become unwieldy. Fans of Elizabeth Cunningham, Anne Lamott, and Nadia Bolz-Weber will be delighted with this new, exciting voice. --Reviews


Thank you, Osheta Moore, for capturing the joyful challenge of being a peacemaker! Shalom Sistas will shake up your conceptions of what it means to follow Jesus. -- (07/07/2017) Osheta Moore is the best sort of friend for this journey of shalom: funny, warm, welcoming, challenging, wise, strong, and real. Osheta gives us the tools and practices to begin to live out our deepest longings for the kingdom of God in the midst of our messy, imperfect lives. -- (06/06/2017) Osheta Moore has a gift for blazing a path toward liberation, hope, and purpose in any circumstance--in times of leisure or stress, abundance or scarcity, clarity or confusion. All people will benefit from her careful and wise guidance. -- (06/06/2017) Shalom Sistas made me want to stand up and cheer! This hopeful manifesto is guaranteed to move you--to action, to peace, and ultimately toward the weird way of Jesus, where the gospel upsets our tired ideas and compels us to greater love. -- (06/06/2017) All the jazz hands for this book! Shalom Sistas is the book we all need right now. Osheta Moore will make you laugh, challenge you, and offer you a practical path to peacemaking. You will want to be her friend and show up at her house for red beans and rice. -- (06/06/2017) God calls us beyond the surface kinds of friendships we've gotten used to and invites us into the richness of deeply meaningful relationships. Shalom Sistas extends the invitation once again, because clearly, God is not giving up on us. -- (06/06/2017) I am so grateful for Osheta Moore's sassy voice, calling forth the Shalom Sistas of our generation. She invites us to practice ordinary acts of peace. She's my kind of woman, and I love her book. -- (06/06/2017) In a world often wrought with unrest, Shalom Sistas offers a compelling way forward. A must-read for all who are determined to find and create life-giving spaces in the midst of chaos! -- (06/06/2017) Osheta Moore is the leader I want to follow. She loves God and is passionate about building God's kingdom on earth as it is in heaven. If you are committed to seeking shalom right where you are, Shalom Sistas can show you how. -- (06/06/2017) Osheta Moore writes about shalom in the same voice she uses when she calls up a girlfriend from the carpool line. I want to put my phone on speaker and chat with her all day. -- (06/06/2017) Shalom Sistas is a practical, engaging, theologically informed, poignant, and witty presentation of what peacemaking can look like in our time. Anyone who reads Shalom Sistas will be challenged and encouraged to make peacemaking more than just an idea but rather an integral part of everyday life. -- (06/06/2017) Filled with real stories and tangible practices, Shalom Sistas will challenge, encourage, and strengthen readers to respond to God's call and bravely engage in the beautiful kingdom work of peacemaking. -- (06/06/2017) Don't even think about using a highlighter as you read Shalom Sistas. You'll end up with entire pages colored in neon yellow! Instead, sit down with a cup of coffee, an open heart, and a box of tissues. Osheta Moore writes with conviction and humor about God's invitation to be a peacemaker. -- (06/06/2017) Strolling through the pages of Osheta Moore's Shalom Sistas is like taking a long walk with a dear friend. Relatable, brave, witty, and inspiring, this intimate work educates and empowers women to seek shalom in every aspect of their lives. -- (06/06/2017) Gloriously filled to the brim with Osheta Moore's wit, wisdom, courage, and beautiful honesty, Shalom Sistas challenges and propels me toward a joy-infused life of peacemaking for years to come. -- (06/06/2017) Osheta Moore reminds us all that peacemaking happens in the ordinary spaces of life. Read this book, if you dare, but beware: you might just become convinced that shalom seeking is for regular folks in regular places. -- (06/06/2017) Osheta Moore breathes hope into the daily lives of women by exposing the hidden revolution at the heart of the ordinary. With a perfect blend of sass and grace, Osheta casts a vision for a world-rocking peace that takes shape one laundry load at a time. -- (06/06/2017) Shalom Sistas reorients our daily Christian practice toward God's dream of shalom. Osheta Moore is thoughtful and down-to-earth, and thankfully, the God she speaks about looks and sounds like Jesus. In an age of despair and violence, this storied manifesto is a necessary encouragement. -- (06/06/2017) I can't remember a book I've waited for with more anticipation than Osheta Moore's Shalom Sistas. Her writing and teaching have revolutionized my life, and her approach to the active, engaged, and vital work of peacemaking has the potential to change our world. -- (06/06/2017) A clarion call to justice, peace, and good old-fashioned laughter, Shalom Sistas will leave you changed. It's a book I can recommend to friends across the political and cultural spectrum--not because it is safe but because it is profoundly, prophetically true. -- (08/03/2017) Moore, a podcaster and advocate, debuts with a passionate memoir and guidebook to living that is drawn from her experiences as a minister and activist. In 2005 Moore was doing community development work in New Orleans when Hurricane Katrina forced her to relocate to Boston. After losing all of her possessions, she had a spiritual reawakening and decided to forge a new identity as a shalom sista a peacemaker grounded in love, not fear. For herself and other followers of Christ who seek peace on Earth, Moore presents a 12-part manifesto that advocates choosing subversive joy, serving before speaking, and telling better stories. She explains how to deepen everyday spirituality through stories of her own life as a black minister and podcaster married to a white minister and raising their three children; through revisiting her blogged essays; and through Bible stories applied to contemporary political situations. With sass, common sense, humor, and wisdom, Moore embraces mothering and sistering, provides recipes, and decries racism. Through all these diverse threads, the book doesn't become unwieldy. Fans of Elizabeth Cunningham, Anne Lamott, and Nadia Bolz-Weber will be delighted with this new, exciting voice. -- (09/01/2017)


Thank you, Osheta Moore, for capturing the joyful challenge of being a peacemaker! Shalom Sistas will shake up your conceptions of what it means to follow Jesus. --Bruxy Cavey Author of Reunion and teaching pastor at The Meeting House (07/07/2017) Osheta Moore is the best sort of friend for this journey of shalom: funny, warm, welcoming, challenging, wise, strong, and real. Osheta gives us the tools and practices to begin to live out our deepest longings for the kingdom of God in the midst of our messy, imperfect lives. --Sarah Bessey Author of Out of Sorts: Making Peace with an Evolving Faith (06/06/2017) Osheta Moore has a gift for blazing a path toward liberation, hope, and purpose in any circumstance--in times of leisure or stress, abundance or scarcity, clarity or confusion. All people will benefit from her careful and wise guidance. --Christena Cleveland Author of Disunity in Christ (06/06/2017) Shalom Sistas made me want to stand up and cheer! This hopeful manifesto is guaranteed to move you--to action, to peace, and ultimately toward the weird way of Jesus, where the gospel upsets our tired ideas and compels us to greater love. --Shannan Martin Author of Falling Free (06/06/2017) All the jazz hands for this book! Shalom Sistas is the book we all need right now. Osheta Moore will make you laugh, challenge you, and offer you a practical path to peacemaking. You will want to be her friend and show up at her house for red beans and rice. --Melanie Dale Author of It's Not Fair and Women Are Scary (06/06/2017) God calls us beyond the surface kinds of friendships we've gotten used to and invites us into the richness of deeply meaningful relationships. Shalom Sistas extends the invitation once again, because clearly, God is not giving up on us. --Deidra Riggs Author of One and Every Little Thing (06/06/2017) I am so grateful for Osheta Moore's sassy voice, calling forth the Shalom Sistas of our generation. She invites us to practice ordinary acts of peace. She's my kind of woman, and I love her book. --Idelette McVicker Founder of SheLoves magazine (06/06/2017) In a world often wrought with unrest, Shalom Sistas offers a compelling way forward. A must-read for all who are determined to find and create life-giving spaces in the midst of chaos! --Gail Song Bantum Executive pastor of Quest Church (06/06/2017) Osheta Moore is the leader I want to follow. She loves God and is passionate about building God's kingdom on earth as it is in heaven. If you are committed to seeking shalom right where you are, Shalom Sistas can show you how. --Margot Starbuck Author of Small Things with Great Love and coauthor of Overplayed (06/06/2017) Osheta Moore writes about shalom in the same voice she uses when she calls up a girlfriend from the carpool line. I want to put my phone on speaker and chat with her all day. --Jessica Honegger Founder of Noonday Collections (06/06/2017) Shalom Sistas is a practical, engaging, theologically informed, poignant, and witty presentation of what peacemaking can look like in our time. Anyone who reads Shalom Sistas will be challenged and encouraged to make peacemaking more than just an idea but rather an integral part of everyday life. --Dennis R Edwards Senior pastor of Sanctuary Covenant Church (06/06/2017) Filled with real stories and tangible practices, Shalom Sistas will challenge, encourage, and strengthen readers to respond to God's call and bravely engage in the beautiful kingdom work of peacemaking. --Kathy Escobar Author of Faith Shift (06/06/2017) Don't even think about using a highlighter as you read Shalom Sistas. You'll end up with entire pages colored in neon yellow! Instead, sit down with a cup of coffee, an open heart, and a box of tissues. Osheta Moore writes with conviction and humor about God's invitation to be a peacemaker. --Kathy Khang coauthor of More Than Serving Tea (06/06/2017) Strolling through the pages of Osheta Moore's Shalom Sistas is like taking a long walk with a dear friend. Relatable, brave, witty, and inspiring, this intimate work educates and empowers women to seek shalom in every aspect of their lives. --Jessica Kelley Author of Lord Willing? (06/06/2017) Gloriously filled to the brim with Osheta Moore's wit, wisdom, courage, and beautiful honesty, Shalom Sistas challenges and propels me toward a joy-infused life of peacemaking for years to come. --Jerusalem Greer Author of At Home in This Life (06/06/2017) Osheta Moore reminds us all that peacemaking happens in the ordinary spaces of life. Read this book, if you dare, but beware: you might just become convinced that shalom seeking is for regular folks in regular places. --Kurt Willems Pastor of Pangea Church and podcaster at Theology Curator (06/06/2017) Osheta Moore breathes hope into the daily lives of women by exposing the hidden revolution at the heart of the ordinary. With a perfect blend of sass and grace, Osheta casts a vision for a world-rocking peace that takes shape one laundry load at a time. --Meghan Good Teaching pastor at Trinity Mennonite Church (06/06/2017) Shalom Sistas reorients our daily Christian practice toward God's dream of shalom. Osheta Moore is thoughtful and down-to-earth, and thankfully, the God she speaks about looks and sounds like Jesus. In an age of despair and violence, this storied manifesto is a necessary encouragement. --Drew G. I. Hart Author of Trouble I've Seen and assistant professor of theology at Messiah (06/06/2017) I can't remember a book I've waited for with more anticipation than Osheta Moore's Shalom Sistas. Her writing and teaching have revolutionized my life, and her approach to the active, engaged, and vital work of peacemaking has the potential to change our world. --Megan Tietz Creator and host of Sorta Awesome podcast (06/06/2017) A clarion call to justice, peace, and good old-fashioned laughter, Shalom Sistas will leave you changed. It's a book I can recommend to friends across the political and cultural spectrum--not because it is safe but because it is profoundly, prophetically true. --Rachel Held Evans author of Searching for Sunday and A Year of Biblical Womanhood (08/03/2017)


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Osheta Moore is a writer and podcaster in Los Angeles, as well as wife to an urban pastor, mother of three, and economic justice advocate for women in developing countries. Moore has consistently been a voice for peacemaking, justice, and racial reconciliation. Her work has been featured on numerous websites and blogs, including Sojourners, SheLoves Magazine, A Deeper Story, The Art of Simple, ReKnew, and Rachel Held Evans' blog. Connect with her at Shalominthecity.com.

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