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  • 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

  • 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

    $14.99

  • 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

    $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

  • Ask, Thank, Tell: Improving Stewardship Ministry in Your Congregation

    Ask, Thank, Tell: Improving Stewardship Ministry in Your Congregation

    The goal of this book, says author Charles Lane, is to perform a dramatic rescue of stewardship, freeing it from any connection whatsoever to "paying the...

    9780806652634

    $16.99

  • 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

    $19.99

  • 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

    $19.99

  • Youth Ministry as Peace Education: Overcoming Silence, Transforming Violence

    Youth Ministry as Peace Education: Overcoming Silence, Transforming Violence

    Youth Ministry as Peace Education offers clergy, students, and practitioners a new approach to youth ministry--to equip young people to transform violence and oppression as part of their Christian vocation. In this theologically robust and pedagogically innovative and tested resource, Elizabeth W. Corrie shows that youth, like all of us, are meant to work to establish God's shalom--peace, justice, and well-being--on earth as it is in heaven.

    9781506469454

    $24.00

  • Listening for the Soul: Pastoral Care and Spiritual Direction

    Listening for the Soul: Pastoral Care and Spiritual Direction

    This book explores the relationship between the practices of pastoral care and the practices of spiritual direction with the aim of enabling pastoral...

    9780800632397

    $25.00

  • 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

    $24.99

  • The Evangelizing Church: A Lutheran Contribution

    The Evangelizing Church: A Lutheran Contribution

    In a series of engaging essays and responses, the book explores how evangelism has functioned within Lutheranism...

    9780806651095

    $24.00

  • Future Faith: Ten Challenges Reshaping Christianity in the 21st Century

    Future Faith: Ten Challenges Reshaping Christianity in the 21st Century

    In Future Faith: Ten Challenges Reshaping Christianity in the 21st Century author Wesley Granberg-Michaelson provides a lucid view of how the top ten winds of change blowing through...

    9781506433448

    $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

  • 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

  • Christianity in Blue: How the Bible, History, Philosophy, and Theology Shape Progressive Identity

    Christianity in Blue: How the Bible, History, Philosophy, and Theology Shape Progressive Identity

    Christianity in Blue shows how liberal values and progressive attitudes are the fruits of taking seriously both the Bible and Christian tradition. But rather than treating these sources as the final word, Kaden argues that they are places to start exploring how to be a Christian in the world. Christianity in Blue helps both progressive and conservative Christians better understand the importance of the Bible, theology, history, and philosophy for building a loving church for everyone.

    9781506471273

    $24.00

  • Mediating Faith: Faith Formation in a Trans-media Era

    Mediating Faith: Faith Formation in a Trans-media Era

    The church struggles with media. Whether it is a denomination negotiating the 24-hour news cycle or a church evaluating how online games influence the youth group, the role of media in the church, and the importance of understanding media for the church, has never been greater.

    9781451472295

    $29.00

  • Holy People: A Liturgical Ecclesiology

    Holy People: A Liturgical Ecclesiology

    This sequel to Gordon Lathrop's highly successful Holy Things is an exercise in liturgical theology, viewing the activities of worship as a means of defining...

    9780800638405

    $29.00

  • Through the Wilderness of Alzheimer's: A Guide in Two Voices

    Through the Wilderness of Alzheimer's: A Guide in Two Voices

    Nearly four million Americans have Alzheimer's disease, a debilitating neurological disorder affecting the memory that places great stress on the sufferer as...

    9780806638911

    $14.99

  • Brief Pastoral Counseling: Short-Term Approaches and Strategies

    Brief Pastoral Counseling: Short-Term Approaches and Strategies

    Most pastoral counselors, clergy, and psychotherapists assume that truly effective counseling requires months or even years. Research suggests otherwise....

    9780800627201

    $26.00

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