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‘More than Words’ explores modern family values

New book seeks to define a language of inclusion, love and hope

Presbyterian Publishing Corporation release

LOUISVILLE – In an ever-polarizing religious landscape, More than Words by Erin Wathen offers an invitation to a way of life that deepens relationships, strengthens communities, and empowers readers to let go of rigid “values” systems, discovering instead the meaning and freedom that can be found in articulating and living out one’s own values.

More than Words is about articulating and then living out a system of values that embraces diversity; finds joy in the moment; and prioritizes empathy and compassion over simplified soundbites about what it means to be family.

Wathen explains, “We need a language that reflects the inclusion, love and hope for a better world that we know to be at the heart of the gospel, while at the same time deepening our connections to family, neighbor, and faith community.”


More than Words is available for purchase through Westminster John Knox Press and other major retailers.

Erin Wathen is the Senior Pastor at Saint Andrew Christian Church in Kansas City, Missouri, and writes the popular blog Irreverin on the Patheos network.

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