The Advocate Press is the South Carolina United Methodist Advocate’s book publishing venture. The Advocate Press produces books targeted to South Carolina United Methodists with a mission to advance the Gospel of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world.
Books are as follows:
More Like Jesus: A Devotional Journey—Forty Days of Self-Reflection as We Strive to Be Followers of Christ
Jesus’s words and actions in the years He spent on earth spell out critically important things. Foremost is that God is our utmost priority, and everything we are, do, and have is because of Him and from Him. But the second priority is to love others—and Jesus showed we can do that in a number of key ways. Love transcends emotion. Love is a verb. And loving others is how we can demonstrate our love for God. In this 40-day devotional, written by author and award-winning journalist Jessica Brodie (editor of the Advocate), Jesus’s words and actions in Scripture are teamed with articles that have appeared in the South Carolina United Methodist Advocate over the last few years, showcasing what it looks like to be a real-life, modern-day Christ-follower.
Buy now: $9.99 paperback, $5.99 eBook
Stories of Racial Awakening: Narratives on Changed Hearts and Lives of South Carolina United Methodists
A white Air Force trainee whose eyes were opened while traveling with an African-American classmate on a train through the 1960s South. A young African-American girl who first realized she was black when she encountered a playground bully on an Upstate South Carolina jungle gym. In this book, 20 people share deeply personal narratives of their own racial awakenings. The narratives first appeared in the pages of the South Carolina United Methodist Advocate newspaper, one a month for 20 months. Now, the full collection is available in one handy anthology with discussion questions, a foreword by South Carolina United Methodist Resident Bishop L. Jonathan Holston, and edited with an introduction by Advocate editor Jessica Brodie.
Buy now: $10 paperback, $5 eBook
In the World, Not of the World: 175 Years of the S.C. United Methodist Advocate
In 2012, the Advocate celebrated 175 years of existence, and to celebrate this milestone, the nonprofit newspaper ministry published a full-scale 175-year history. The handsome, heavily researched hardcover book covers the rich and tumultuous history of the Advocate from its founding in 1837 through the Civil War, two World Wars, temperance and the Civil Rights Movement, right up to today. It is the recipient of the Herbert Hucks Award (2013) from the South Carolina Conference Archives and History, as well as an Award of Excellence from the United Methodist Association of Communicators.
Buy now: $25 hardcover, $7.99 eBook