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  • Call to Allyship: Preparing Your Congregation for Leaders of Color

    Call to Allyship: Preparing Your Congregation for Leaders of Color

    How can churches do the work of becoming allies for the leaders they call? Call to Allyship is a must-read for call committees, church councils, social justice teams, and anyone prepared to do the work of understanding, welcoming, and celebrating these leaders.

    9781506497761

    $12.99

  • Ashes to Action: Finding Myself at the Intersection of the Minneapolis Uprising

    Ashes to Action: Finding Myself at the Intersection of the Minneapolis Uprising

    In Ashes to Action, Shari Seifert provides her riveting first-person account of the events following May 25, 2020. Shari joined others in the Calvary Lutheran Church community to show up, listen, and ask what was needed in the moment. 

    9781506496788

    $12.99

  • Preaching Jeremiah: Announcing God's Restorative Passion

    Preaching Jeremiah: Announcing God's Restorative Passion

    In this book, Walter Brueggemann conducts in an experiment in homiletics. He wants us to wrestle with the question: What if we allow the canonical shape of the book of Jeremiah to instruct us concerning the shape and trajectory of the sermon? The preaching task requires honesty about what God requires and a clear proclamation of what God has done and will yet do.

    9781506466019

    $5.00

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  • Made, Known, Loved: Developing LGBTQ-Inclusive Youth Ministry

    Made, Known, Loved: Developing LGBTQ-Inclusive Youth Ministry

    Made, Known, Loved: Developing LGBTQ-Inclusive Youth Ministry builds on experience and wisdom developed through The Naming Project, a ministry created at the intersection of youth, faith, and LGBTQ identity. Ministry cofounder Ross Murray shows congregations how to examine their values and create a program that affirms LGBTQ youth in their faith and their identity, accepts and welcomes diverse sexual orientations and gender identities, and equips future leaders for the church and the LGBTQ community.

    9781506468006

    $5.00

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  • The Gospel People Don't Want to Hear: Preaching Challenging Messages

    The Gospel People Don't Want to Hear: Preaching Challenging Messages

    Lisa Cressman, founder of Backstory Preaching, provides tools to craft difficult sermon messages that can be heard. Part 1 focuses on the preacher's preparation, the building of mutual trust with listeners, and the authority needed to proclaim the gospel with empathy, compassion, and skill. Part 2 focuses on the sermon itself with practical suggestions on what to say and how to say it.

    9781506456393

    $4.75

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  • Writing for the Ear, Preaching from the Heart

    Writing for the Ear, Preaching from the Heart

    In Writing for the Ear, Preaching from the Heart, Donna Giver-Johnston teaches preachers how to communicate effectively--how to get away from their notes and make a more personal connection with their listeners. Grounded in a theology of the incarnation, she offers a step-by-step method for writing sermons with the fewest, most impactful and memorable words and delivered by heart to communicate a message that captures the ears and hearts of listeners.

    9781506463230

    $19.99

  • Preparing for Marriage: A Guide for Christian Couples

    Preparing for Marriage: A Guide for Christian Couples

    An effective resource for pastors and counselors to use in premarital counseling. This practical workbook helps engaged couples explore their expectations,...

    9780806625690

    $14.00

  • Jesus the Harmony: Gospel Sonnets for 366 Days

    Jesus the Harmony: Gospel Sonnets for 366 Days

    Author and poet Gracia Grindal has written 366 sonnets based on the life and ministry of Jesus to inspire meditation and reflection. Each poem entry is based on a specific biblical connection and relates to a holy day or season. The book's introduction provides historic background on Gospel harmonies, tells the story of how the author created the sonnets, and offers suggestions for using this unique devotional volume.

    9781506464558

    $6.25

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  • Preaching at the Crossroads: How the World—and Our Preaching—Is Changing

    Preaching at the Crossroads: How the World—and Our Preaching—Is Changing

    David Lose takes preachers on a tour of the major cultural influences of the last century, exploring how they offer opportunities to cultivate a more relevant faith in the twenty-first century.

    9780800699734

    $4.75

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  • Literary Companion to the Lectionary: Readings Throughout the Year

    Literary Companion to the Lectionary: Readings Throughout the Year

    This beautiful book offers poems and literary pieces for Sundays and principal feasts throughout the liturgical year. Each selection relates to an aspect of...

    9780800634643

    $29.00

  • Leading with the Sermon: Preaching as Leadership

    Leading with the Sermon: Preaching as Leadership

    Prolific author William H. Willimon makes the compelling case that two key pastoral tasks--preaching and leadership--complement, correct, strengthen, and inform one another. Preaching is the distinctive function of pastoral leaders. Leadership of the church, particularly during a challenging time of transition in mainline Protestantism, has become a pressing concern for pastors. This book shows how the practices, skills, and intentions of Christian preaching can be helpful to the leadership of a congregation.

    9781506456379

    $18.99

  • The Caring Church: A Guide for Lay Pastoral Care

    The Caring Church: A Guide for Lay Pastoral Care

    The principles outlined here help laypersons develop or refine the skills needed for a ministry of healing, sustaining, guiding, and reconciling. Specific...

    9780800626181

    $17.99

  • Called by God to Serve: Reflections for Church Leaders

    Called by God to Serve: Reflections for Church Leaders

    Church councils and leadership groups will discover ten helpful devotional reflections and discussion starters for a three-year cycle, focusing on the task of...

    9780806651729

    $19.99

  • Doing Justice: Congregations and Community Organizing, 2nd Edition

    Doing Justice: Congregations and Community Organizing, 2nd Edition

    Doing Justice introduces people of faith to congregation-based community organizing rooted in the day-to- day struggles and hopes of urban ministry. Drawing from the author’s decades of...

    9781506418810

    $24.00

  • El Uso de los Medios de Gracia: The Use of the Means of Grace (Spanish Edition)

    El Uso de los Medios de Gracia: The Use of the Means of Grace (Spanish Edition)

    Este documento fue adoptado en la Asamblea Nacional de la Iglesia Evangélica Luterana en América en el 1997 para ser utilizado como guía en las prácticas sacramentales de la iglesia.

    9780806637020

    $5.45

  • Faith in Action: A Handbook for Activists, Advocates, and Allies

    Faith in Action: A Handbook for Activists, Advocates, and Allies

    You want to make the world better. This book can help. Faith in Action offers quick dives into a range of topics, from racial justice...

    9781506432564

    $12.99

  • The Divine Art of Dying, Second Edition:Living Well to Life's End

    The Divine Art of Dying, Second Edition:Living Well to Life's End

    The Divine Art of Dying aims to empower people who are dying to live as fully as they can until life's end. The book includes reflections from Karen Speerstra's hospice journal and essays written jointly by Speeratra and Herbert Anderson on learning to wait, letting go, giving gifts, and telling stories. Each chapter has suggestions for caregivers.

    9781506478876

    $21.00

  • Reclaiming the ''C'' Word: Daring to Be Church Again

    Reclaiming the ''C'' Word: Daring to Be Church Again

    God is up to something! God is on a mission to save and bless the world, and God calls the church to be part of this mission. That means getting focused,...

    9780806653198

    $22.00

  • Today Everything Is Different: An Adventure in Prayer and Action

    Today Everything Is Different: An Adventure in Prayer and Action

    In Today Everything Is Different Dirk Lange does not fail to deliver the "unexpected" in helping readers gain both a greater understanding of Christian spirituality and a path to it. On this adventure, the reader will explore the foundational underpinnings of baptism, the impact of prayer in many forms--especially in community--and the insights of giants like Luther and Bonhoeffer. The great beauty of the book, however, is found in the incredibly moving stories Lange shares.

    9781506433479

    $5.00

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  • They Are Us, Second Edition: Lutherans and Immigration

    They Are Us, Second Edition: Lutherans and Immigration

    By virtue of Lutheranism's identity in America as an immigrant church, Lutherans are specially placed to help lead conversations about immigration in the United States today. They Are Us explores the biblical, historical, theological, and cultural foundations for Lutheran participation in an issue with important implications for this nation. Based on professional experience and grounded in Christian faith, the authors make the case for immigration reform and call the church to a mission of evangelical hospitality.

    9781506464213

    $17.99

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