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Invite Press is the official imprint of Invite Resources.

The primary goal of everything we publish, including books, videos, and more, is to invite you into deeper Christian faith, connection, and relationship.

Our goal, beginning summer 2021, is to release a new book about once a month.

Solid Souls

Now Available

by Arthur Jones

Your small, everyday choices have an eternal effect.

Some think the state of our soul only comes down to one big spiritual decision in life. However, while we depend on the grace of God, our soul is shaped by life’s little everyday decisions, not just a few big ones. These small decisions in our relationships, in our work, and for ourselves put us on a trajectory towards a more solid soul, or a more shriveled soul, one that is isolated from others and God.

In this bold new work, pastor Arthur Jones weaves together Scripture, history, theology, and pop culture to reclaim the ancient concept of a soul. A soul is not afterlife vapor but something very real and very specific: the resurrection of the body. Jesus’ message is that the kingdom of heaven is here now. The choices that we make in every moment lead us toward heaven or away from it. In Solid Souls, learn to see your life and the lives of others with eternal eyes, and learn how to live life in such a way that you find yourself on a trajectory toward fulfillment and flourishing.  Discover how to make your soul more solid today.

Solid Souls

“I wasn't aware how badly my own soul needed these words in this book. Solid Souls by Arthur Jones speaks to passion, purpose, and what it means to live a life fully and abundantly. I love the way Arthur sees the world and brings the scripture to life within the pages of this story. Highly recommend this read. Your soul will thank you for it.”

— MARK SORENSON
Senior Pastor, The Woodlands United Methodist Church, The Woodlands, TX (as of 7/1/2021)

"Arthur Jones powerfully melds theology with every day spiritual practices leading to abundant life--now. In the tradition of the pastor scholar, Jones brings deep spiritual truths to the arena of daily life, identifies what is truly transformative., and presents eternal mysteries of God in ways that are at once simple and profound. A must read for anyone wishing to pursue growth of God’s grace in their lives!"

— GASTON WARNER
CEO, Zoe Empowers

"What is tended thrives. What is neglected withers. Arthur Jones offers a salient reminder of what is truly important in life and an exhortation to tend those things...with intention."

— REV. SHANE BISHOP
2010 Distinguished Evangelist of the United Methodist Church and Senior Pastor, Christ Church, Fairview Heights, IL 

"Jim Rohn famously wrote about suffering either 'the pain of discipline or the pain of regret.' Arthur Jones in his book “Solid Souls” masterfully and practically invites us to either choose the discipline of cultivating a solid soul or living with the regret of a shriveled soul."

— JORGE ACEVEDO
Lead Pastor, Grace Church, a multi-site United Methodist congregation

Present Comfort

Meditations on Modern Loss and Grief

by Julie Yarbrough

Present Comfort is for those who have sustained a profound loss and for those who are at a loss to understand the range of emotions specific to grief. The unique perspective of each meditation is that God is present in every circumstance of life, at work in the world to give us victory over loss, destruction, death, and grief. Present Comfort offers assurance, encouragement, and spiritual insight for those who grieve, and context for those who desire to share in the heart and language of grief. The hope is that Present Comfort will inspire a deeper faith that in each whisper of comfort, there is the presence of God.

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Present Comfort is a marvelous exposition of one of the grand themes of the Bible; that “God is with us,” especially in the darkest and most difficult times in our lives. This is simply a wonderfully “hope-full” book for all of us in uncertain and challenging seasons in our lives.”

— TOM LOCKE
President, Texas Methodist Foundation

“In this exceptional volume of meditations on scary situations and sacred spirituality, Julie Yarbrough has provided a fountain of wisdom, insight, honesty, and hope."

— WILLIAM B. LAWRENCE
Professor Emeritus of American Church History, Perkins School of Theology, Southern Methodist University and Research Fellow, Duke Center for Studies in the Wesleyan Tradition

"With each turn of page, they will come to know Julie as a new friend who has a vulnerable, compassionate and courageous heart--just like them."

— DR. FRAN SHELTON
Founder of Faith & Grief Ministries and author of No Winter Lasts Forever: A Memoir of Loving Bob and Loathing Alzheimer's
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