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  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • Divine Laughter: Preaching and the Serious Business of Humor

    Divine Laughter: Preaching and the Serious Business of Humor

    The authors look closely at both the cultural phenomenon of stand-up comedy and theories of humor, asking what preachers can learn from both. Divine Laughter brings the task of preaching into conversation with both the comedic parts of the Bible and the theological parts of the comedic in order to bring a new kind of life to preaching.

    9781506468679

    $19.99

  • 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

  • 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

  • The Church in Act: Lutheran Liturgical Theology in Ecumenical Conversation

    The Church in Act: Lutheran Liturgical Theology in Ecumenical Conversation

    This book explores the dynamics of ecclesial and liturgical theology, examining the body of Christ in action.

    9781451488838

    $7.25

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  • 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.

    9781506455600

    $19.99

  • Proclamation and Celebration: Preaching on Christmas, Easter, and Other Festivals

    Proclamation and Celebration: Preaching on Christmas, Easter, and Other Festivals

    Proclamation and Celebration focuses homiletically on the six principal festivals of the church year: Christmas, Epiphany, Easter, Ascension, Pentecost, and Holy Trinity...

    9780800698201

    $20.00

  • The Compassionate Visitor: Resources for Ministering to People Who Are Ill

    The Compassionate Visitor: Resources for Ministering to People Who Are Ill

    Here is practical help for anyone involved in congregational visitation ministry. Examples of actual hospital visits illustrate the basic "dos and dont's" of...

    9780806620947

    $19.00

  • The Journey and Promise of African American Preaching

    The Journey and Promise of African American Preaching

    African American congregations have long been celebrated as a locus for powerful, prophetic preaching, but at its best they have also embraced a strong pastoral...

    9780800696276

    $26.00

  • Clothed in Nothingness: Consolation for Suffering

    Clothed in Nothingness: Consolation for Suffering

    Where is God when one suffers? How may one be consoled? How do people understand their religious beliefs in relation to suffering? When they encounter genuine...

    9780800634551

    $19.00

  • Wide Welcome: How the Unsettling Presence of Newcomers Can Save the Church

    Wide Welcome: How the Unsettling Presence of Newcomers Can Save the Church

    Jessicah Krey Duckworth presents the stark differences between the established congregation and the disestablished one, intentionally equipped to facilitate the encounter between new and established members.

    9780800699390

    $22.00

  • Transforming Leadership: New Vision for a Church in Mission

    Transforming Leadership: New Vision for a Church in Mission

    Transforming Leadership sets forth the core values and leadership practices that can bring fundamental transformation to the life of the local church. Based on...

    9780800620486

    $5.50

    $22.00Save 75%

  • 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

  • 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

  • The Unfolding Gospel: How the Good News Makes Sense of Discipleship, Church, Mission, and Everything Else

    The Unfolding Gospel: How the Good News Makes Sense of Discipleship, Church, Mission, and Everything Else

    Many churches and their leaders are discouraged about the future of the church. John Bowen believes the solution is to be found not in new programs or strategies but in a recovery of theological vision--that of Jesus and his gospel, which transforms every aspect of life. Bowen hopes that church leaders--evangelical and mainline, young and old, emerging and traditional--will have a transformative "Aha!" moment as this gospel hypothesis unfolds. 

    9781506471679

    $21.00

  • I Can Do No Other: The Church's New Here We Stand Moment

    I Can Do No Other: The Church's New Here We Stand Moment

    Author Anna M. Madsen's book is a fresh and challenging look at the legacy of Martin Luther and the new reformation that is calling people of faith to action today. She makes a compelling case that justice, anchored in justification, is our new Reformation moment, one not inconsistent with Luther's theology, but weighted differently to address the different weighty concerns of our day. A study guide is included to encourage group conversation and action.

    9781506427379

    $18.99

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