McEntyre_Marilyn Marilyn McEntyre, Professor of Medical Humanities at UC Berkeley, has been described as caring “about connecting spirituality, politics, food, healthcare, care for the earth and its creatures, care for language and public discourse.”

McEntyre’s down-to-earth writing continues to win accolades. Her book What’s in a Phrase? won the 2015 Christianity Today Book Award in Spirituality. In her newest book, Word by Word, McEntyre invites men and women alike to remember the biblical and literary contexts of specific words, and make each a focus for prayer and meditation.

McEntyre offers comfort, solace, encouragement, strength, joy and peace to those who are losing a loved one in A Long Letting Go. She also offers comfort to individuals who face death in A Faithful Farewell, which is written in the first person with depth, brevity and grace.

Accordance’s fifth new book by Marilyn McEntyre, Caring for Words in a World of Lies, began as a lectureship at Princeton Theological Seminary in a presidential election year, was expanded into its present form, and then was published during the next presidential election year. After its sober opening essay, the remaining chapters revel in grace and reveal a deep love of right words rightly spoken, written, read, shared, and repeated yet again.

If you like one title by Marilyn McEntyre, odds are you will want all of them.


Bundle of Five (5) McEntyre Books

  • What’s in a Phrase?
  • Word by Word
  • Caring for Words in a World of Lies
  • A Long Letting Go
  • A Faithful Farewell

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What’s in a Phrase?

An invitation to seek the sacred space of Scripture’s words and phrases.


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Word by Word: A Daily Spiritual Practice

Beautifully written meditations on fifteen well-chosen words.


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Caring for Words in a Culture of Lies

An engaging address to all thoughtful users of language concerned with preserving the vitality and precision of the spoken and written word.


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A Long Letting Go: Meditations on Losing Someone You Love

Wise, nurturing reflections for caregivers letting go of loved ones.


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A Faithful Farewell: Living Your Last Chapter with Love

Beautiful meditations to nurture and encourage those who are dying.


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