What’s Happening at Convergent Books

Something quite amazing has been happening at Convergent Books in recent months, and I want to tell you about it. Perhaps you saw the news last October that the imprint planned to change its home address—from Colorado Springs, where our venture was taking shape, to New York City, where our parent company, Penguin Random House, is based.

A big move, to be sure, but one that we felt was extremely important for our future.

That move is now a done… Read More

This is My Body Discussion Guide

“I honestly don’t think there is a book out there that is quite so brave and honest about the complex, pain-filled, and beautiful experience so many of us have with our bodies as this one.  I applaud Ragan Sutterfield for bringing to the light what has for so long been hiding in the dark” —Nadia Bolz-Weber, author of Pastrix: The Cranky, Beautiful Faith of a Sinner & Saint

“At the heart of Christianity is a body: the body of the God… Read More

NEWS: Ragan Sutterfield featured on The Washington Post

Ragan Sutterfield, author of This Is My Body, is featured in the Washington Post.  His article examines the transformational parallels people seek from fitness groups like CrossFit and religious institutions. Sutterfield is an Ironman competitor who struggled to overcome obesity and addictions in his quest towards finding a connection between the body, soul, and mind. You can read the full article here.


A Liturgical Hat-Tip to the Altar Call

I started life as an Evangelical. My family attended a Southern Baptist church, and though I left that tradition, I left knowing it had laid hold of one central tenet that my current liturgical home still fumbles.

I started to question aspects of my Baptist faith in college and eventually found a home in Anglicanism (ACNA). I didn’t just get confirmed an Anglican, this past year I entered the formal process of ordination into the priesthood. I am, as it… Read More


Joan Chittister’s powerful definition of humanity is the only one you need…


For over six decades, Joan Chittister has been a passionate advocate for peace, equality, and women’s rights. In her candid interview with Oprah on Super Soul Sunday, Joan Chittister reveals the simple way we can all end injustice. The entire interview is available on, and aired on March 8, 2015 at 10 a.m. EST on OWN TV.

Joan Chittister is the author of Between the Dark and the Daylight: Embracing the Contradictions of… Read More