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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

  • 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

    $21.99

  • Preaching from the Old Testament

    Preaching from the Old Testament

    Walter Brueggemann shows Christian preachers how to consider the faith witnessed in several Old Testament traditions and to help them discover rich and suggestive connections to our contemporary faith challenges. He claims that sustained engagement with the Old Testament is worth the effort for the preacher. This volume is part of the new Working Preacher Books series designed to provide timely and compelling books on biblical preaching. God uses good preaching to change lives.

    9781506458557

    $18.99

  • Healing Violent Men: A Model for Christian Communities

    Healing Violent Men: A Model for Christian Communities

    Domestic violence is a widespread, though largely invisable, problem, often exacerbated by the pastoral urge to "keep the family together" at all costs. Yet...

    9780800632519

    $18.00

  • Fundamentals of Preaching: Second Edition

    Fundamentals of Preaching: Second Edition

    Originally published in 1983, Fundamentals of Preaching has been a leading comprehensive textbook on preaching, guiding in the novice from the first steps...

    9780800629274

    $39.00

  • 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

    $14.00

  • 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

  • Leading with the Sermon: Preaching as Leadership

    Leading with the Sermon: Preaching as Leadership

    Prolific author William H. Willimon makes the compelling case that two key pastoral tasks--preaching and leadership--complement, correct, strengthen, and inform one another. Preaching is the distinctive function of pastoral leaders. Leadership of the church, particularly during a challenging time of transition in mainline Protestantism, has become a pressing concern for pastors. This book shows how the practices, skills, and intentions of Christian preaching can be helpful to the leadership of a congregation.

    9781506456379

    $18.99

  • 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

    $22.00

  • The Visual Preacher: Proclaiming an Embodied Word

    The Visual Preacher: Proclaiming an Embodied Word

    In The Visual Preacher: Proclaiming an Embodied Word, Steve Thomason's winsomely illustrated text shows preachers basic principles and visual techniques to create and use images that will make them even more effective communicators than they already are. Preachers need not be skilled artists or technological wizards to apply Thomason's ideas.

    9781506464732

    $19.99

  • A Primer on Pastoral Care

    A Primer on Pastoral Care

    Based on her twenty years of teaching and on her own experience in pastoral care, Jeanne Stevenson-Moessner has written a basic pastoral-care text to assist in...

    9780800637606

    $21.00

  • Power Surge: Six Marks of Discipleship for a Changing Church

    Power Surge: Six Marks of Discipleship for a Changing Church

    A powerful plan to transform church members into impassioned disciples. Drawing on his experience at Prince of Peace, Foss makes the case for transforming...

    9780800632649

    $26.00

  • Pastoral Visitation

    Pastoral Visitation

    Clergy, students of pastoral care, and lay visitation volunteers will find Nancy Gorsuch an effective guide in developing an intentional, proactive program...

    9780800631901

    $19.00

  • Faithful yet Changing: The Church in Challenging Times

    Faithful yet Changing: The Church in Challenging Times

    "I have a passion for the gospel of Jesus Christ, a love for the people of God, and an ache for the brokenness of the world," declares Mark S. Hanson, newly...

    9780806644745

    $6.99

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • Beyond Church Walls: Cultivating a Culture of Care

    Beyond Church Walls: Cultivating a Culture of Care

    Pastoral care has been traditionally understood as pastoral acts administered to individuals or small groups by an ordained or lay religious practitioner. As congregations in the twenty-first century begin to reclaim the missional nature of church, this view must be broadened to include care and concern for the needs of the larger community. In Beyond Church Walls, Rick Rouse articulates precisely what a missional approach to pastoral care looks like?and the substantial impact it can have on congregations and communities.

    9781451490343

    $19.00

  • One Anothering, Volume 1: Biblical Building Blocks for Small Groups

    One Anothering, Volume 1: Biblical Building Blocks for Small Groups

    Eleven sessions, based on such themes as "love one another," "bear one another's burdens," "submit to one another," and "encourage one another." Includes...

    9780806690551

    $16.00

  • 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

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