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  • Language for God: A Lutheran Perspective

    Language for God: A Lutheran Perspective

    Language for God explores the ways language and images influence who we are and how we live. It declares the necessity of language and images for God that are expansive and inclusive of all genders. Lutheran perspectives are used as a compass to offer scriptural, theological, and historical insights to advance the reformation of Christian language.

    9781506473963

    $26.00

  • The Assembly: A Spirituality

    The Assembly: A Spirituality

    Gathering with others constitutes the essential symbol of Christianity. Assembly is the biblical name for this local community. The book calls the church to think anew about gathering and to refresh its practice, articulating a spirituality that engages the assembly's gathering into the triune God and turns it toward the needs of our neighbors.

    9781506478814

    $26.00

  • The Art of Leading Change: Ten Perspectives on the Messiness of Ministry

    The Art of Leading Change: Ten Perspectives on the Messiness of Ministry

    The Art of Leading Change is all about people. We can't do the work God has called us to do without people, but it's those very people that make change difficult and messy. The book offers ten vital perspectives for leading change in churches and ministries. The path to change is never easy, but learning the art of change can improve the journey.

    9781506485065

    $22.99

  • A Path to Belonging: Overcoming Clergy Loneliness

    A Path to Belonging: Overcoming Clergy Loneliness

    Fifty percent of Americans, including clergy, are lonely, according to leadership development consultants Mary Kay DuChene and Mark Sundby. In A Path to Belonging: Overcoming Clergy Loneliness, they offer research, tools, and remedies for clergy to embark on the path toward a healthy sense of contentment and belonging and more effective leadership.

    9781506473819

    $22.99

  • Joyful Defiance: Death Does Not Win the Day

    Joyful Defiance: Death Does Not Win the Day

    Joyful Defiance encourages readers to reflect on experiences of anxiety, anger, exhaustion, and grief, emotions not always welcomed in the Christian tradition. Lament is an act of faith in God that acknowledges pain and protests death. Joy is a counterstory and a truer tale, less a feeling than a way of being for the self and for the world.

    9781506472614

    $19.99

  • The Cross in the Midst of Creation: Following Jesus, Engaging the Powers, Transforming the World

    The Cross in the Midst of Creation: Following Jesus, Engaging the Powers, Transforming the World

    The Cross in the Midst of Creation asserts that the crucifixion is ongoing as institutional powers diminish human life and destroy creation, and that the resurrection is ongoing as faith overcomes despair and the Spirit equips people to follow Jesus and to struggle for a transformed world.

    9781506471693

    $26.00

  • Stuck: Why Clergy Are Alienated from Their Calling, Congregation, and Career ... and What to Do about It

    Stuck: Why Clergy Are Alienated from Their Calling, Congregation, and Career ... and What to Do about It

    This book lets pastors who feel stuck know that they're not alone or crazy, and it's not their fault. It helps congregations better support their clergy. And it joins in the conversation about reshaping seminary training and professional development.

    9781506480831

    $22.99

  • 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

  • Called: Recovering Lutheran Principles for Ministry and Vocation

    Called: Recovering Lutheran Principles for Ministry and Vocation

    Called: Recovering Lutheran Principles for Ministry and Vocation traces Lutherans' views on ministerial call and constructively reorients the call to Luther's doctrine of vocation. The book provides insights to those considering the office of ministry and encourages all believers to live their spiritual priesthood in response to neighbors' needs.

    9781506481302

    $21.00

  • A Gospel for All Ages: Teaching and Preaching with the Whole Church

    A Gospel for All Ages: Teaching and Preaching with the Whole Church

    A Gospel for All Ages helps ministry practitioners craft messages to foster faith in people of all ages. It explores several strategies for proclaiming the gospel among intergenerational faith communities, including meaningful conversation, vibrant worship, and experiential education. Reflection questions and practical advice from experts included.

    9781506473949

    $22.00

  • 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

  • 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

  • Eighth-Day Discipleship: A New Vision for Faith, Work, and Economics

    Eighth-Day Discipleship: A New Vision for Faith, Work, and Economics

    Eighth-Day Discipleship explores the fruitful connection between faith, work, and economics in the church today. Integration of these elements is seen as critical to living meaningfully as Christian disciples in the world. The author draws on elements of Luther's Catechism to build an evangelical design for the disciple's life.

    9781506478838

    $22.00

  • 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

    $18.00

  • Recovering Abundance: Twelve Practices for Small-Town Leaders

    Recovering Abundance: Twelve Practices for Small-Town Leaders

    Recovering Abundance invites readers to join a movement of renewal for small towns and rural communities. Andy Stanton-Henry explores twelve civic-spiritual practices, rooted in Jesus's miracle among the multitude, demonstrating how it has been embodied in ordinary leaders and how it can be applied today.

    9781506474007

    $22.00

  • Storycraft: The Art of Spiritual Narrative

    Storycraft: The Art of Spiritual Narrative

    In Storycraft: The Art of Spiritual Narrative, celebrated author Walter Wangerin Jr. illustrates the power of well-told stories and shows how important embracing story is as an essential tool for preaching and teaching the gospel. The book offers a theology of story that is profoundly incarnational as the Word takes on flesh in practiced speech.

    9781506481753

    $19.99

  • Necessary Risks: Challenges Privileged People Need to Face

    Necessary Risks: Challenges Privileged People Need to Face

    In Necessary Risks, Teri McDowell Ott explores her wrestling, as a privileged white Christian woman, with ten risks and the underlying systems and structures that need to be changed. Such risks, she argues, transform individuals and communities, creating a path toward a more equitable and just world.

    9781506471815

    $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

  • 20 Myths about Religion and Politics in America

    20 Myths about Religion and Politics in America

    The way most people think about religion and politics is only loosely linked to empirical reality, argues Ryan P. Burge. In 20 Myths about Religion and Politics in America, Burge strives to be an impartial referee and to overcome these caustic misperceptions by using both rigorous data analysis and straightforward explanations.

    9781506482019

    $23.99

  • Holy Spirit: Creative Power in Our Lives

    Holy Spirit: Creative Power in Our Lives

    Includes Free Downloads
    Who is the Holy Spirit? How does the Spirit work in our lives as individuals, families, communities, and in the world at large? What would happen if we claimed...

    9780806670584

    $14.99

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