Church Publishing Incorporated

Church Publishing Incorporated An official publisher of worship resources for The Episcopal Church, plus a multi-faceted publisher and supplier to the broader ecumenical marketplace.
Founded in 1918 and headquartered in New York City, Church Publishing Incorporated (CPI) is the publisher of official worship materials for the Episcopal Church and provider of religious books and resources for the Anglican Communion plus the larger ecumenical marketplace.

Book publisher. Music producer. Developer of denominational curriculum, Christian formation resources, and eProducts. Distributor of lectionary inserts, clergy shirts, and church supplies. CPI is all of these!

Mission: The primary mission of CPI is to serve the Church by providing high quality and imaginative books, software, curricula, Christian formation resources, lectionary inserts, and church supplies.

This summer is the best time to explore our new worship planning tool RitePlanning!Start by attending a free webinar thi...
06/10/2019

This summer is the best time to explore our new worship planning tool RitePlanning!

Start by attending a free webinar this Thursday, then access you 14-day free trial, and discover how quickly and easily it allows you to plan your services and produce worship support materials.

Sign up for the webinar here http://bit.ly/2MJxDrI

Dr. Greg Smith's top ten book recommendations include Re-membering God: Human Hope and Divine Desire by Tobias Haller  T...
06/06/2019
Book Recommendations – June 2019

Dr. Greg Smith's top ten book recommendations include
Re-membering God: Human Hope and Divine Desire by Tobias Haller The Brotherhood of Saint Gregory

I typically share a bit about the top few books. This month, however, I have more volumes rated a 4.5 than ever before. While I highly recommend all of them to you, I’ll focus my remarks on the only book rated 5.0.

Head on over to BookPeople in Austin, TX this Saturday at 5PM to join Greg Garrett and KUT Austin's Jennifer Stayton in ...
06/06/2019
GREG GARRETT-In Conversation | BookPeople

Head on over to BookPeople in Austin, TX this Saturday at 5PM to join Greg Garrett and KUT Austin's Jennifer Stayton in Conversation.

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"Conversation requires the respect we’ve spoken of, yes, and the recognition of our common humanity. But it also requi...
06/03/2019
Greg Garrett: Our country is so polarized -- here's how to still have a meaningful conversation

"Conversation requires the respect we’ve spoken of, yes, and the recognition of our common humanity. But it also requires us to listen as well as talk."

Greg's new book "In Conversation: Rowan Williams and Greg Garrett" is available now http://bit.ly/2wzTvec

America seems more polarized than ever, and it seems harder to have meaningful conversations. Here are some tips to break through the small talk -- and have Big talk.

Mondays with the Editor: Today, the whole team!We see bathing suits in December and candy corn appears on grocery store ...
06/03/2019

Mondays with the Editor: Today, the whole team!

We see bathing suits in December and candy corn appears on grocery store shelves next to the makings for s’mores in July, so CPI is “right on time” to officially launch their Spring 2020 list. “List Launch” takes place twice a year – when our whole team meets to confirm the books for publication the following spring or fall. Our recent meeting in May determined the 27 books we will be publishing between January and June 2020 – our Spring 2020 List. Did you know that it can take eighteen months to two years from first look to a completed book on the warehouse shelves? That includes a cycle of editorial work with authors, book cover design, and creation of pre-publicity marketing plans.

The editorial team reviews all unsolicited manuscripts and actively seeks out potential new titles and authors. Sixty to seventy titles are reviewed for consideration on each seasonal list; those that pass merit with the editors are considered twice-monthly by the whole team. About 75% of titles put forth by the editorial team make the final cut, based both on their value to the church and on their financial feasibility. Each list is specifically developed to include titles of interest to clergy, church administrators, vestries and other lay leaders, Christian formation folks, and those seeking titles for devotional reading. Spring 2020’s list will include titles on financial wellness, social justice issues, liturgical resources, children’s books, formation resources, liturgy and preaching, church growth, and spirituality. You’ll discover new Way of Love resources and books that support the Jesus Movement too!

Pictured is the full CPI team who make authors’ ideas into a reality. From left: Mark Dazzo, Bryan Williams, Sharon Ely Pearson, Deirdre Morrissey-Toth, Nancy Bryan, Lorraine Simonello, Kelly Warsak, Ruth McGowan, Anita Manbodh, Ryan Masteller, and Lillian Schell Ort.Not pictured: Milton Brasher-Cunningham.

An afternoon of great conversations and a book signing with Greg Garrett at BookExpo.
05/31/2019

An afternoon of great conversations and a book signing with Greg Garrett at BookExpo.

In a way no other book has done for me, Seeing My Skin made visceral the reality that living in white skin will always d...
05/28/2019
Seeing My Skin

In a way no other book has done for me, Seeing My Skin made visceral the reality that living in white skin will always dull my ability to sense racial danger, requiring me to develop and nurture cross-racial relationships that help direct my energies in ways that disrupt, not perpetuate, patterns of whiteness.
—Deborah Kittredge Irving, racial justice educator and author of Waking Up White, and Finding Myself in the Story of Race

A personal journey of a priest’s understanding of his Whiteness widens into an invitation to wrestle with larger cultural issues of race and belonging With humor, and a sharp, easily-readable style, Peter Jarrett-Schell delves deeply into how Whiteness has shaped his life. By telling his story, he...

05/24/2019
Seeing My Skin (A Story of Wrestling with Whiteness)

Peter Jarrett Schell's new book "Seeing My Skin: A Story of Wrestling with Whiteness" will be released in August 2019.

Pre-order your copy today http://bit.ly/2WizpDF

What does it mean to be White? What does wearing our race feel like for us? And what is it's cost? "In his stunning new book, Seeing My Skin, Peter Jarrett-S...

Join us at booth 446 next week!
05/24/2019

Join us at booth 446 next week!

A new pilot program organized by the Absalom Jones Episcopal Center for Racial Healing that could become a new model for...
05/24/2019
Justice Pilgrimage brings together 20 Episcopal clergy members for intensive racial healing work - Episcopal News Service

A new pilot program organized by the Absalom Jones Episcopal Center for Racial Healing that could become a new model for furthering The Episcopal Church’s racial reconciliation work.

[Episcopal News Service] Twenty Episcopal priests and deacons are wrapping up a weeklong pilgrimage in Atlanta, Georgia, organized by the Absalom Jones Center for Racial Healing as a pilot program …

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05/21/2019

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May is Mental Health Awareness Month. Here's a selection of books to read this month and beyond. http://bit.ly/2VEB5mm
05/21/2019

May is Mental Health Awareness Month. Here's a selection of books to read this month and beyond. http://bit.ly/2VEB5mm

05/20/2019

Mondays with the editors – Nancy Bryan

I’m so pleased to be working with Diana Butler Bass on a new edition of Broken We Kneel. One of her early books, and published in the aftermath of September 11, 2001, the volume had much to say then – and much to say now – about the intersection of faith and citizenship. The topic is too important to ignore.
Diana has written new material to bookend the original work and Robert W. Lee, IV, the young pastor who spoke so eloquently in the aftermath of the Charlottesville shootings, has written a foreword to this new edition.
Diana closes her new introduction to the book with questions for her readers:
Broken We Kneel was always meant as an invitation for Christians to think and act and embody all those beautiful words – irony, humility, lament, pilgrimage, charity, forgiveness, generosity, pluralism, connection, hospitality, justice, and compassion – in our political life before (as I worried then) things got much worse, and hatred and violence became our daily bread. More than anything else, I wanted church people to be able to talk about really important things – about religion and politics – because not talking about them would probably be the moral death of us.
I don’t know if we can talk about religion and politics now. The moment for congregations to do so productively, openly, and with grace may have passed. There is so much hatred, so much anger, and so much fear. ….
Am I less hopeful? Not really. More grounded, I would say. Ever quixotic though, in belief that goodness is stronger than hate; that love overcomes fear. And always pressing toward a spiritual vision that renews the worlds, a faith never apart from the life of the polis. Religion and politics. I invite you to join the journey.

How might we talk about religion and politics now? I do pray that the moment has not yet passed – and that this book will provide the opportunity for you and your congregation to open the dialogue. Purchase multiple copies (bulk discounts are available!) , share them at Coffee Hour or during the Adult Forum. Invite small groups to talk over dinner. Let’s give life to Diana’s hope for ‘a faith never apart from the life of the polis.’

https://www.churchpublishing.org/brokenwekneel

Greg Garrett will be signing copies of his new book "In Conversation: Rowan Williams and Greg Garrett" at BookExpo on Ma...
05/16/2019

Greg Garrett will be signing copies of his new book "In Conversation: Rowan Williams and Greg Garrett" at BookExpo on May 30th from 2:30PM-3:30PM. We'd love to see you!

Stories of Episcopal Evangelism by Patricia LyonsHer new book What is Evangelism? is available to pre order at www.churc...
05/10/2019
Everyday Adventures: The Rev. Dr. Patricia Lyons

Stories of Episcopal Evangelism by Patricia Lyons

Her new book What is Evangelism? is available to pre order at www.churchpublishing.org/whatisevangelism

Everyday Adventures: The Rev. Dr. Patricia Lyons Dog Park EvangelismMay 8, 2019 In spring 2018, the Evangelism Office of The Episcopal Church created the Episcopal Evangelists Facebook group. It was born from the desire to begin connecting evangelists - young and old, novice and experienced - across...

05/10/2019
Martha Tatarnic - Author

Martha Tatarnic talks about her new book "The Living Diet: A Christian Journey to Joyful Eating"

Interview with author Martha Tatarnic about her new book, The Living Diet: A Christian Journey to Joyful Eating

Mondays with the Editors: Sharon Ely PearsonDid you know that 2019 marks the 100th anniversary of Children’s Book Week...
05/06/2019

Mondays with the Editors: Sharon Ely Pearson

Did you know that 2019 marks the 100th anniversary of Children’s Book Week? From April 29–May 5 bookstores, libraries, and schools will be celebrating the importance of children’s books. This year’s theme is “Read Now – Read Forever.” My love for books began as a child when I was regularly read to at home and school. I discovered chapter books in second grade with the Happy Hollisters that quickly grew to Nancy Drew. All is history as I continue to love to curl up with a historical novel, mystery, or biography in my spare time.

I believe passing on the love of reading to children is an important role for all of us. Bringing a child to the library to get their first library card; going to story time at the library, school, or even church; lying in bed with a picture book on a rainy day – all lead to a love of reading. Most recently it has been a privilege and joy to bring the publication of children’s books back to Church Publishing. I’m so happy that Anna V. Ostenso Moore's "Today is a Baptism Day" (illustrated by Peter Krueger) https://bit.ly/2zkK9qG and Karin Holsinger’s "Candle Walk: A Bedtime Prayer to God" https://bit.ly/2rImwSh made it to Amazon’s best-seller list. Have you seen them? And I’m excited to work with Roger Hutchison on his latest children’s book, "The Very Best Day: The Way of Love for Children" that will make its debut in January 2020 as well as Anna and Peter on another book - thos one for children about Eucharist. All from Church Publishing Incorporated!

Does your church use children’s books for formation? Try giving them as baptism or graduation gifts. Display them on a book rack in your narthex for little ones to borrow. Read now – read forever!

Peter Jarrett Schell's new book Seeing My Skin: A Story of Wrestling with Whiteness (August 2019) is featured in Publish...
04/29/2019
Mending the Divide

Peter Jarrett Schell's new book Seeing My Skin: A Story of Wrestling with Whiteness (August 2019) is featured in Publishers Weekly's round-up of new books that explore diversity and social justice.

Mondays with the Editor: Today, Nancy BryanHappy Easter!I had the wonderful opportunity to meet with members of the facu...
04/29/2019

Mondays with the Editor: Today, Nancy Bryan

Happy Easter!

I had the wonderful opportunity to meet with members of the faculty of the General Theological Seminary last week. They told me about books they want to write – and I asked them about books we could acquire that would be helpful in their teaching. I’ll be spending some time with cathedral deans from the US and Canada next week, asking them the same question: what resources can CPI offer to assist the ministries of your cathedral? It’s a question that Milton Brasher-Cunningham, Sharon Ely Pearson, and I ask whenever we are with readers: how can we be of service to you?

The answers are deeply important to us. As we review manuscripts that have been submitted or as we work with authors toward specific new titles, the conversations we’ve had, requests we’ve heard, emails and phone calls we’ve received, questions we’ve received while standing at an event book table – all that information shapes the review and acceptance process. We want to know that the books we produce are useful to your vestry, your newcomers group, your Sunday School, your devotional reading, your parish’s liturgical life. So invite us for a conversation or send us a note: we want to hear from you!

Many of us find devotional reading to be a Lenten discipline of deep power and significance. You don’t have to stop simply because it’s Easter! How are you planning to celebrate these fifty days? Let me recommend wonderful books from Kate Moorehead http://bit.ly/2L8ltaJ and Frank Brookhart http://bit.ly/2IOXBHq for your seasonal devotional reading.

Easter Blessings! #easter #episcopal
04/21/2019

Easter Blessings! #easter #episcopal

Today’s Lenten Reflection #wayoflove #lent2019
04/20/2019

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04/19/2019

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04/18/2019

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A great article from Greg Garrett, author of My Church is Not Dying, Crossing Myself - and coming next month - In Conver...
04/17/2019
Greg Garrett: Notre Dame Cathedral has meaning for us all – Here’s why the world now mourns

A great article from Greg Garrett, author of My Church is Not Dying, Crossing Myself - and coming next month - In Conversation: Rowan Williams and Greg Garrett.

When the Notre Dame Cathedral exploded into flames Monday, people around the world were shocked and saddened, not just because it is a place of historic and sacred significance, but because a thing of beauty was damaged and defaced before our very eyes.

We have a great line up of new releases this month.Look out for new books from Anna Fitch Courie-Author, David W. Peters...
04/17/2019

We have a great line up of new releases this month.

Look out for new books from Anna Fitch Courie-Author, David W. Peters, Martha Tatarnic, Sharon Ely Pearson, and Tobias Haller http://bit.ly/2G5K62j

Today’s Lenten Reflection #wayoflove #lent2019
04/17/2019

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04/16/2019

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Mondays with the Editor: Today, Sharon Ely PearsonLast week I took two days off to spend time with my just-turned-four-y...
04/15/2019

Mondays with the Editor: Today, Sharon Ely Pearson

Last week I took two days off to spend time with my just-turned-four-year-old granddaughter. The best I can describe it was two days of wild imagination. We decorated an Easter tree with tiny bunnies, eggs, and chicks that I got out of storage, spent an afternoon at a playground followed by ice cream, visited Grampa at work, read books, and pretended a whole lot. Tea parties, colorful scarves, hide and seek, and discussing all the Disney princesses filled our days.

While she had some quiet time (aka nap without sleeping), I also took a breather and opened the latest the Christian Century. Jerome Berryman’s article “Holy story, sacred play: Helping children become fluent in faith” (http://bit.ly/2VFjCLp) brought a smile to my face. Having had the privilege of sitting on the floor with Jerome going back 25+ years, his article about Godly Play spoke to my time with Mackenzie. And having worked with the Godly Play Foundation to bring the revised and expanded Complete Guide to Godly Play (Vol. 2, 3, 4) to publication as well as offering Godly Play at my parish, Jerome’s words “The leader does not offer answers but offers space for children to wonder” resonated with me in a new way. He describes Godly Play as a “face-to-face and intimate art” and while we are “all designed to create meaning, . . . the art of wondering is forgotten.”

As a grandmother (and editor of faith formation resources), I hope our churches (and families) continue to wonder with children. By giving children a safe space to explore creation, God, and our sacred stories, we are helping them enter the mystery of all that God intended for us – we are beloved children. By giving myself real time off to just “be” with Mackenzie, I too was renewed and reopened to the possibilities that only our imaginations and wonder can give.

Today’s Lenten Reflection #wayoflove #lent2019
04/15/2019

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04/13/2019

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04/12/2019

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04/11/2019

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04/10/2019

Today’s Lenten Reflection #wayoflove #lent2019

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CPI is a non-profit affiliate of the Church Pension Group, which provides pensions and other benefits and services to parishes, dioceses, and other Episcopal Church institutions on behalf of clergy, lay workers and their families. CPI publishes under the Church Publishing, Morehouse Publishing, and Seabury Books publishing imprints. CPI's related brands and imprints include Morehouse Education Resources and Morehouse Church Supplies. The information contained on this page is for general informational purposes only. While Church Publishing Incorporated (CPI), endeavors to keep the information posted to this page up-to-date and correct, neither CPI nor any of its affiliates makes any representation or warranty of any kind, express or implied, about the completeness, accuracy, reliability, suitability or availability with respect to the information, products, services, or related graphics contained on this page for any purpose. Any reliance you place on such information is therefore strictly at your own risk. CPI retains the right to remove any comments or other content posted to this page, but neither CPI nor any of its affiliates bears any responsibility, including those arising under third-party infringement claims, for any such information posted by fans of CPI or other third-party posters.

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