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  • In Deep Waters: Spiritual Care for Young People in a Climate Crisis

    In Deep Waters: Spiritual Care for Young People in a Climate Crisis

    Climate change is creating a spiritual emergency that hits young people harder than any others, observes author Talitha Amadea Aho. In Deep Water guides readers of any generation to develop a communal practice of ecologically informed spiritual care, especially for today's youth.

    9781506469782

    $21.00

  • Trauma-Informed Pastoral Care: How to Respond When Things Fall Apart

    Trauma-Informed Pastoral Care: How to Respond When Things Fall Apart

    In Trauma-Informed Pastoral Care, pastoral psychologist Karen A. McClintock offers clergy competence and confidence as they care for trauma victims in their congregations and communities, provides practical skills to lower the risk of secondary trauma, and suggests culturally sensitive models for healing.

    9781506480718

    $22.00

  • Clergy Burnout, Revised and Expanded: Surviving in Turbulent Times

    Clergy Burnout, Revised and Expanded: Surviving in Turbulent Times

    In Clergy Burnout, Fred Lehr explores the nature and practice of codependence in the life and ministry of clergy. In short, insightful, and easily accessible chapters, he offers many useful examples along with hard-won and carefully distilled wisdom for ministry amid today's cultural shifts.

    9781506474304

    $21.00

  • God's People Made New: How Exploring the Bible Together Launched a Church's Spirit-Filled Future

    God's People Made New: How Exploring the Bible Together Launched a Church's Spirit-Filled Future

    God's People Made New reveals the role of God's Word in forming a congregation. Through the voices of congregants, biblical texts, theological reflection, and tools for studying the Bible, Rachael J. Powell inspires congregations to enter into the power of Scripture.

    9781506467054

    $18.99

  • The Peoples’ Sermon: Preaching as a Ministry of the Whole Congregation

    The Peoples’ Sermon: Preaching as a Ministry of the Whole Congregation

    In The People's Sermon, Shauna K. Hannan argues that preaching is not a solo endeavor. It is a communal practice, a ministry of the whole congregation that is most faithful when the process is shared. She invites readers to reflect on what preaching is and to explore roles in the congregation's preaching ministry. Further, she guides readers and their communities through a process that will equip hearers for their roles in the preaching ministry.

    9781506466934

    $19.99

  • Everyone Must Eat: Food, Sustainability, and Ministry

    Everyone Must Eat: Food, Sustainability, and Ministry

    Rural contexts are often over-looked, treated as "flyover land." But because everyone must eat, rural communities and their work in food production are important to the whole of society. Mark Yackel-Juleen, the executive director of Shalom Hill Farm, connects issues of food production and environmental sustainability in profound ways to the Bible and theology. He offers actionable tools for rural leaders and ministers to address issues of sustainability and land use in their ministry.

    9781506448381

    $18.99

  • Honest to God Preaching: Talking Sin, Suffering, and Violence

    Honest to God Preaching: Talking Sin, Suffering, and Violence

    Brent A. Strawn focuses on the importance of honesty in preaching, especially around three challenging Old Testament themes: sin, suffering, and violence. He makes the case that preaching honestly about these topics is critical in the church today. Without honesty regarding them, there is no way forward to reconciliation, health, and recovery. He frames this work specifically for working preachers, to help them speak to these thorny themes with depth and clarity.

    9781506461267

    $19.99

  • Where God Meets Man, 50th Anniversary Edition: Luther's Down-to-Earth Approach to the Gospel

    Where God Meets Man, 50th Anniversary Edition: Luther's Down-to-Earth Approach to the Gospel

    The fundamental theme of this book is the "down-to-earth" character of Luther's theology in the hope that it will help individual Christians today to be both faithful to God and true to their human and social responsibilities. This 50th Anniversary Edition includes a preface by Marianna Forde and a new study guide by Bradley C. Jenson, created to encourage new readings and conversations about Forde's influential take on Luther, theology, and the church.

    9781506468655

    $19.00

  • Preaching the Headlines: Possibilities and Pitfalls

    Preaching the Headlines: Possibilities and Pitfalls

    Preaching the Headlines reframes preaching as an ongoing conversation between the modern world and the world of the biblical text. Preachers use what they know about life as a bridge to the text, while life in the text provides the bridge back to faith in the contemporary world. The goal of the book is to provide a process to aid preachers in doing theological reflection on the everyday world as an integral part of sermon development.

    9781506453866

    $18.99

  • The Storied Church: A Strategy for Congregational Renewal

    The Storied Church: A Strategy for Congregational Renewal

    The Storied Church focuses on story-centered church renewal and is born of a suspicion that the restorative, transformative, life-giving function that stories have for us as individuals may serve communities of faithful people as well. If stories help us survive as human creatures, why can't they help churches survive? This book is a tool to empower pastors and lay leaders to effect revitalizing change in their faith communities. Each chapter includes questions for reflection.

    9781506470092

    $19.99

  • Hiding in the Pews: Shining Light on Mental Illness in the Church

    Hiding in the Pews: Shining Light on Mental Illness in the Church

    In 2012, Steve Austin, then a pastor, nearly died by suicide. He began to wonder: if church folks had talked openly about mental health, therapy, suicide prevention, recovery from abuse, and other difficult issues, would that have changed his story? Hiding in the Pews challenges and equips pastors and lay leaders to transform their communities into places where people who are suffering will find a sense of safety and belonging.

    9781506470481

    $23.00

  • 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

  • Turning Ourselves Inside Out: Thriving Christian Communities

    Turning Ourselves Inside Out: Thriving Christian Communities

    Turning Ourselves Inside Out emerges from the Thriving Christian Communities Project started by the authors in 2015. In interviews with thirty-five faith communities, the authors discovered that amid great upheaval, Christ is giving us a new church. This book invites readers to listen to others' experiences and then dig deep into their own and get down to the business of dreaming God's dream and making it real.

    9781506470023

    $22.00

  • Death by Baptism: Sacramental Liberation in a Culture of Fear

    Death by Baptism: Sacramental Liberation in a Culture of Fear

    Gifted storyteller Frank G. Honeycutt calls on his many years of pastoral experience to examine one of the most stunning (and overlooked) theological claims of the New Testament: how baptism radically unites followers of Christ in his death and resurrection. In baptism, we have already died (Romans 6). Disciples commence life in the kingdom on this side of the grave.

    9781506470047

    $19.99

  • Reclaiming the ''L'' Word: Renewing the Church from Its Lutheran Core

    Reclaiming the ''L'' Word: Renewing the Church from Its Lutheran Core

    Reclaiming the "L" Word is a book about renewing congregations by recognizing and living out the core teachings of the Lutheran faith. In the introduction, the...

    9780806645964

    $14.99

  • Life Unsettled: A Scriptural Journey for Wilderness Times

    Life Unsettled: A Scriptural Journey for Wilderness Times

    The metaphor of wilderness journeying and the biblical book of Numbers take center stage in Cory Driver's creative account of life in wilderness times, a hallmark metaphor for the life of faith. The author combines the study of biblical texts, ancient Jewish legends, modern theological insights, and his own personal journeys to provide a guide for moving forward when we feel lost and confused. It includes a discussion guide ideal for group use.

    9781506463216

    $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

    $9.99

  • Dutiful Love: Empowering Individuals and Families Affected by Mental Illness

    Dutiful Love: Empowering Individuals and Families Affected by Mental Illness

    Dutiful Love explores the distinctive relationship between self-sacrificial love and caregiving when that duty to care extends over the course of an entire lifetime because of social limitations placed upon people with severe mental illness. The author draws upon her own experiences as the sibling of someone with mental illness. The book includes discussion questions, making it an ideal resource for individual reflection, church study groups, and college, seminary, and university classrooms.

    9781506464886

    $24.00

  • Scripture Out Loud!: Dramatic Readings for Lent and Easter

    Scripture Out Loud!: Dramatic Readings for Lent and Easter

    Looking for new ways to open up the readings for your congregation? Try this collection of twelve dramatic readings of Revised Common Lectionary texts that fall between Ash Wednesday...

    9780806639642

    $14.95

  • Christian Worship: 100,000 Sundays of Symbols and Rituals

    Christian Worship: 100,000 Sundays of Symbols and Rituals

    This unique textbook not only lays out the religious-studies framework of a contemporary understanding of worship, it also offers a full history of Christian...

    9780800662332

    $49.00

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