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  • Resurrecting Church: Where Justice and Diversity Meet Radical Welcome and Healing Hope

    Resurrecting Church: Where Justice and Diversity Meet Radical Welcome and Healing Hope

    Resurrecting Church interweaves three stories, beginning with the remarkable turnaround story of Caldwell Presbyterian Church, which was on the edge of extinction when author John Cleghorn became its pastor. Cleghorn also tells the story of his own growth and liberation from the myopia of privilege. Also included are stories of several diverse congregations that have taken risks, deepening empathy and seeking justice. The book updates the conversation about church vitality in timely and surprising ways.

    $13.99

  • 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.

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  • Incline Your Ear: Cultivating Spiritual Awakening in Congregations

    Incline Your Ear: Cultivating Spiritual Awakening in Congregations

    Incline Your Ear: Cultivating Spiritual Awakening in Congregations introduces faith communities and individuals to the centuries-old practice of spiritual direction. Authors Chad R. Abbot and Teresa Blythe explore ways to become more aware of the presence of the Holy, deepen our relationship with God, discern where God is leading, share our spiritual gifts, and evaluate these fruits of the Spirit. Readers will find new ways to be in love with God and listen to the Spirit.

    $13.29

  • Eyes of the Heart: Seeing God in an Age of Science

    Eyes of the Heart: Seeing God in an Age of Science

    In Eyes of the Heart: Seeing God in an Age of Science, Russell Haitch offers a model for unifying faith and science that does not compromise either good science or Christian convictions. With wit and insight, Haitch shows how his model resolves long-standing (and still heated) issues of creation and evolution. Compelling stories and clear explanations will appeal to a wide audience, including parents, youth workers, and young people themselves.

    9781506450544

    $16.09

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    Available March 16, 2021

  • A Future without Walls: Confronting Our Divisions

    A Future without Walls: Confronting Our Divisions

    A Future without Walls offers a comprehensive and complex analysis of Othering, while unveiling the connections between our divisions and the roots, forms, and consequences of the walls that have been erected. The dividing walls are more than a problem calling for a quick fix. They are embedded in both our history and our current culture and demand fundamental transformation. The book offers concrete steps forward to help us dismantle these walls.

    $17.49

  • 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

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    Available April 20, 2021

  • Cultural Architecture: A Path to Creating Vitalized Congregations

    Cultural Architecture: A Path to Creating Vitalized Congregations

    Cultural Architecture: A Path to Creating Vitalized Congregations serves to assist pastors and leaders as they guide their congregations through the painstaking and intensive process of redevelopment. It provides hands-on tools to guide congregational leaders in creating vision, core values, and strategic plans. Although Hill's approach is grounded in his experiences within the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, his systems for cultural architecture can be applied to congregations of any denomination.

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  • A Spirituality for Doing Justice: Reflections for Congregation-Based Organizers

    A Spirituality for Doing Justice: Reflections for Congregation-Based Organizers

    Dennis Jacobsen brings his many years of experience doing congregation-based organizing for justice into conversation with unique spiritual reflections. Jacobsen turns to his work creating and meditating on icons to connect biblical themes and Christian personalities to guide those who are preparing for congregation-organizing and faith-based social action. His unique perspectives help anyone engaged in such work go deeper in prayer and devotion before diving into the messy work of organizing.

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  • The Nones: Where They Came From, Who They Are, and Where They Are Going

    The Nones: Where They Came From, Who They Are, and Where They Are Going

    In The Nones: Where They Came From, Who They Are, and Where They Are Going, Ryan P. Burge details a comprehensive picture of Americans who say they have no religious affiliation. He gives readers a nuanced, accurate, and meaningful look at the growing number of Americans who say they have no religious affiliation. Burge explains how this rise happened, who the nones are, and what they mean for the future of American religion.

    9781506465852

    $13.99

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    Available March 9, 2021

  • The Bush Still Burns: How Spirituality and Organizing Transformed a Pastor and Congregation

    The Bush Still Burns: How Spirituality and Organizing Transformed a Pastor and Congregation

    In this compelling and practical volume, Terry Allen Moe describes how he and the congregation he served turned to the burning bush of deepened spirituality, coupled with hard-nosed organizing, to transform a community of faith and impact the local neighborhood in Portland, Oregon. It's timely inspiration for congregations struggling to find their way out of decline and the immobilization caused by fear and lack of creative leadership.

    9781506468693

    $13.99

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    Available March 23, 2021

  • 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

    $17.49

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    Available April 6, 2021

  • Faith-Based Organizing: A Congregational Planning Resource for Addressing Poverty

    Faith-Based Organizing: A Congregational Planning Resource for Addressing Poverty

    Faith-Based Organizing: A Congregational Planning Resource for Addressing Poverty presents a faith-based effort to identify what sustains poverty and to organize people to work together to overcome its root causes. The result is collaborative relationships that change systems contributing to poverty. Within this process, new leadership will emerge, relationships will be enriched, and congregations will experience renewed love for people by undergoing transformation.

    9781506470153

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    Available May 4, 2021

  • Pastoral Imagination: Bringing the Practice of Ministry to Life

    Pastoral Imagination: Bringing the Practice of Ministry to Life

    Pastoral Imagination: Bringing the Practice of Ministry to Life informs and inspires the practice of ministry through "on the ground" learning experienced in a variety of ministry settings. Each of the fifty chapters explores a single concept through story, reflection, and provocative open-ended questions designed to spark conversation between ministers and mentors, among ministry peers, or for personal journal reflections. The book is closely integrated with the author's Three Minute Ministry Mentor web resource.

    9781506470061

    $11.89

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    Available May 11, 2021

  • The Deepest Belonging: A Story about Discovering Where God Meets Us

    The Deepest Belonging: A Story about Discovering Where God Meets Us

    This book is for all pastors and church leaders, as well as for those disillusioned with Christianity and the church and longing for something more real and honest. The Deepest Belonging is a call not to resist but to embrace our vulnerability. As a move away from religion seeking security, protection, and influence, this story invites individuals and congregations to return bravely to the core of our humanity: our belonging to God and one another.

    9781506470931

    $14.70

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    Available June 1, 2021

  • Aging and Loving: Christian Love and Sexuality in Later Life

    Aging and Loving: Christian Love and Sexuality in Later Life

    In Aging and Loving: Christian Love and Sexuality in Later Life, James Childs addresses the social, ethical, physical, and spiritual issues related to sexuality and aging. The book is written for various professionals who minister to the aged (pastors, chaplains, other care providers), for the aging and aged themselves, and for their families. The book provides an ethical account of Christian love that liberates as it engages the special issues of sexuality in later life.

    9781506466415

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    Available June 8, 2021

  • Journeying in the Wilderness: Forming Faith in the 21st Century

    Journeying in the Wilderness: Forming Faith in the 21st Century

    Journeying in the Wilderness places a confessional understanding of faith in dialogue with five contextually altering forces in order to provide a pathway for congregations to reimagine faith formation in the midst of twenty-first-century realities. The use of stories, nontechnical language, and biblical perspectives make this work accessible for congregational leaders and others who seek to explore new directions in forming faith. Each chapter includes leadership competencies, shared practices, and group discussion questions.

    $13.99

  • 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...

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    $14.95

  • 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 author Cory Driver's creative account about 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. The book includes a discussion guide ideal for group use.

    $13.99

  • 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...

    $16.10

  • Liberating Youth from Adolescence

    Liberating Youth from Adolescence

    Liberating youth through theological reflection on vocation Jeremy Paul Myers, a seasoned expert in youth and family ministry, calls the church to challenge the dominant...

    $13.29

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