Cokesbury Forecast Catalog 2013-2014
Teaching Ministries; Sunday School Curriculum; Ministry-Children's, Tween, Youth, Adult, Churchwide, Multicultural; Bible and Bible Reference; Classroom Supplies; Children's Church; Vacation Bible School; Advent, Christmas, Lent & Easter Resources; Special Needs; Small-Group and Large-Group Studies; Confirmation; Teacher Resources; Bible Studies; Spiritual Growth; Women's, Men's & Marriage Studies; Grief Recovery; Stewardship; Leadership; Outreach; United Methodist Resources
Forecast Yearly Planner for Teaching Ministries NEW format makes it easier to compare & choose! • Curriculum comparison chart See back cover for special o er • Includes classroom supplies from Cokesbury! & 1-year lectionary calendar • Broadest selection anywhere! 2012–2013 2013–2014 See back cover for special offer from Cokesbury FUTURE IS HERE. OUR MISSION IS THE SAME. Our mission hasn’t changed, even as Cokesbury has embraced the future to serve you in different ways that reﬂect the new demands on church leaders. We have never been more committed to staying in touch with your needs and meeting them with a personalized response; trusted, relevant resources; and everyday value. We’ve equipped a team of Community Resource Consultants to make personal visits at a time convenient for hectic schedules, providing expert help in matching your needs to our vast array of products. We’ve launched new technology and expanded hours in the Cokesbury Call Center, where friendly and knowledgeable consultants are available to serve you. We continue to provide one of the broadest selections of ministry resources found anywhere on the web at Cokesbury.com, and we are investing in creating an exceptional on-line customer experience. And we promise the best possible price, regardless of how you choose to shop with us. At Cokesbury, our goal is to be your trusted partner in ministry by offering resources that help your church members grow in faith, worship with joy, and serve with love. THE trusted resources | customer-focused care | everyday value prices | always available Ways we’re available for you: Cokesbury.com 800-672-1789 Community Resource Consultants (CRCs) © 2013 Cokesbury convenient Quarterly Curriculum Automatic Shipment Program SAVE EVERY QUARTER Dated Curriculum Shipment Guarantee $5.95 shipping when you use our Resources for the Christian Journey Overview of Contents The pages below give an overview of the curriculum, Bible, and supply sections, plus a convenient planning calendar. On the first page of each section you will find a more specific Table of Contents for that particular ministry category. Sign up for Cokesbury’s Automatic Curriculum Shipment Program and ensure you have curriculum in the quantities you need every Sunday! Look for the symbol beside all eligible resources in this catalog. After you place your initial order, you will receive automatic shipments for each quarter—in plenty of time to prepare for use on the first Sunday! Update quantities as needed (see deadlines below). If there is any delay, Cokesbury will pay your postage and handling—even if it means shipping overnight to get the resources to you on time. Choose from two convenient shipment schedules designed to meet your needs. And as a loyal customer, you will receive special offers throughout the year. Quarter Fall Winter Spring Summer Option 1 Deadline May 31, 2013 August 30, 2013 November 29, 2013 February 28, 2014 Option 2 Deadline July 5, 2013 October 4, 2013 January 3, 2014 April 4, 2014 How to Choose Sunday School Curriculum . .3–6 Children’s Ministry . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7–39 Tween/Youth Ministry . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40–56 Adult Ministry . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 57–111 Churchwide Ministry . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 112–129 Multicultural Ministry . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 130–135 Bibles and Bible Reference . . . . . . . . . . 136–140 Classroom Supplies . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 141–145 Planning Calendar . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 146–157 Index . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 158–159 Order Form . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 160 A great way to help make your curriculum decision—FREE recorded webinars answer your questions now! Look for this icon and go to webinars.cokesbury.com for details. Prices subject to change. Prices may vary on Cokesbury.com. Prices shown in red re ect Cokesbury’s discount off regular prices. Unless otherwise noted, all resources are paperbound. Create and manage your Automatic Shipment program by calling Cokesbury at 800-672-1789 or by clicking on the Automatic Shipment section of Cokesbury.com located under the Account Services Section at the bottom of the home page. FREE Planning Tools Cokesbury offers an extensive line of studies to fit your particular setting. Search Cokesbury.com for a specific title or click the Curriculum & Small Groups tab to browse by age level. Download a free session http://www.Cokesbury.com/FreeSamples, or contact one of our Christian Educators on Curric-U-Phone 800-251-8591, or firstname.lastname@example.org for suggestions. Plus FREE recorded webinars help answer your questions at webinars.cokesbury.com. Easy Budget Plan Tools Budget terms are available with approved credit on purchases of $300 or more. No interest! Only 20% down with the remainder paid in 12 equal monthly payments. Professional Christian educators are waiting to listen to your needs and assist you in finding solutions to begin, expand, and enrich your church’s teaching ministry. Monday–Friday, 8 A.M. –4 P.M. Central Time (Voicemail available after hours) email@example.com Twitter.com/CurricUtweet 800-251-8591 the place to turn for Christian education support FF13 Cokesbury’s Curric-U-Phone: 1 Cokesbury.com | 800.672.1789 Curriculum that’s trusted and transformational Cokesbury is committed to serving you as you serve the church. We are pleased to offer a variety of biblically and educationally sound curriculum resources that will engage students, help grow your ministries, and transform lives. Dear friends and colleagues in the life of Christian discipleship, I welcome you to this issue of Forecast, the pages of which are replete with information about resources that will help children, youth, and adults grow in their knowledge of Scripture, their understanding of God and the church, their practice of the spiritual disciplines, and their commitment to the joyful and comprehensive journey of following Jesus. I hope that this catalog will function as a helpful tool for you in your ministry. While all of the resources in Forecast are valuable in different ways, you will notice that some of the resources are accompanied by this special emblem: . This emblem indicates that the accompanying resource has been reviewed, approved, and endorsed by the Curriculum Resources Committee (CRC) of the United Methodist General Board of Discipleship. The CRC is a team of experienced church leaders, authors, and educators who have been entrusted with the task of ensuring that United Methodist curriculum is biblically grounded; consistent with United Methodist theology; practical in its scope and application; and consistently reflective of a commitment to representing and resourcing all age groups, all church sizes and learning styles, and all portions of the human family. The CRC emblem is not a status symbol, nor is it an effort to minimize the value of the many other resources that do not bear the emblem. Rather, the CRC emblem is simply a way of helping United Methodist Christians find their way to those resources that most dynamically reflect the unique spiritual and theological voice that our denomination brings to the body of Christ. Even as I write these words, I am praying that the curriculum found in this issue of Forecast—particularly those which bear the CRC emblem—will become a conduit through which the Holy Spirit warms hearts, informs minds, transforms lives, and ushers people more deeply into the life of faithful discipleship to Jesus Christ. Gratefully and prayerfully, Eric S. Park, Chair, Curriculum Resources Committee Watch for these symbols throughout the catalog. For more information call 800-672-1789 or visit Cokesbury.com The Curriculum Resources Committee of The United Methodist General Board of Discipleship has approved this resource for use in the Christian education ministry of The United Methodist Church. For your convenience, this red truck symbol indicates which resources may be ordered through our Automatic Curriculum Shipment Program. The green truck icon indicates the item is available through subscription. This indicates the book is a teachable book, with free discussion guides available at Cokesbury.com 2 Cokesbury Cokesbury.com | 800.672.1789 FF13 Choosing the right Sunday school curriculum for your church Cokesbury helps you through the curriculum selection process for your Christian education program by providing you an easy step-by-step process. In the following pages, you’ll find: Step 1: Suggestions for defining your needs as a church Step 2: Overview of curriculum options Step 3: Worksheet for comparing content of your top curriculum picks Step 4: Handy curriculum comparison chart Need Additional Help Choosing? Visit Cokesbury.com’s Curriculum & Small Groups page • Print the checklist on page 5 to hand out to your leaders and teachers • View a Children’s Quarterly Curriculum Comparison chart • Use the Quick Order form links on many program resources and series for convenient ordering • Visit Cokesbury.com for free samples, scope and sequence, and free discussion guides for select books Call Curric-U-Phone Professional Christian Educators are waiting to assist you! Call Cokesbury’s Curric-U-Phone at 800-251-8591 Monday through Friday, 8 A.M. to 4 P.M, Central Time. Step 1: Start with defining your church’s specific needs 3 Determine/invite persons to be involved in the curriculum selection process and pray together as a team. 3 Gather/develop the following information: ___ Mission statement of your church ___ Goals for the students in your program this year ___ Number of students in your Sunday school class or program ___ Ages/special needs of students in your Sunday school class or program ___ Type of setting, i.e., Sunday school, Wednesday night, weekday ___ Space available—shared or separate ___ Funds available for curriculum and activities 3 Research and request samples for review. ___ Your Curric-U-Phone trained education consultants and/or Community Resource Consultants are available to assist you. Call 800-251-8591 or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org or visit Cokesbury.com for the latest contact information for your area. Free curriculum samples are also available at Cokesbury.com. Evaluation Points for Reviewing Sample Curriculum 3 Type of Resource ___ Dated ___ Undated ___ Number of Sessions 3Components (print/online/reproducible) ___ Leader’s Guide ___ Student Piece ___ CD-ROM/DVD ___ Other _____________________ Cokesbury.com FF13 | 800.672.1789 3 Step 2: Cokesbury’s Quarterly Children’s Curriculum Options A Full Faith Experience for Children • Comprehensive, 3-year journey • Colorful, fun, engaging, and theologically sound • Bible stories, activities, crafts, videos, and games • Adaptable to your church’s needs, preferences, and budget • Enhance your Sunday school with our extensive website, where you’ll find many FREE extras like classroom management tools, helpful articles, forms, and curriculum samples. • Seven age-appropriate levels: Babies & Woddlers; Toddlers & Twos; Preschool; Early Elementary; Middle Elementary; Older Elementary; Tweens; All Children; and Multi-Age See pages 8-17 Use Tangible Objects to Teach Eternal Truths • Teach as Jesus taught—involve all the senses • Make Bible learning fun with gizmos, gadgets, and engaging lessons • Proven “one-point” memory retention and application techniques • Ready-to-go lessons require minimum preparation • Kid-friendly take-home pages and reproducible handouts extend learning into children’s families • Six age levels: Toddlers & Twos; Preschool; Prekindergarten & Kindergarten; Grades 1& 2; Grades 3 & 4; and Grades 5 & 6 See page 18 Children Interact with the Bible • Quarterly Sunday school curriculum • Active participation in Bible stories and Bible study, multisensory learning, Bible skill-building activities, and focused life application • Age-appropriate, engaging, and easy to prepare • Flexible; lots of options • Toddler through Preteens: Toddlers and Twos; Preschool; Prekindergarten and Kindergarten; Early Elementary; Middle Elementary; and Preteen See page 19 Sunday School Made Simple • So easy, even beginners and volunteers have time to prepare • Teachers spend time developing relationships and preparing hearts, not gathering supplies and preparing lessons • Each week kids learn about God’s attributes and how to grow in their relationship with God • Preschool through 6th Grade: Preschool; Prekindergarten and Kindergarten; Grades 1 & 2; Grades 3 & 4; and Grades 5 & 6 See page 20 Connect Kids to Trustworthy Bible Truths • Easy-to-use, relevant resources to teach the Bible creatively • Activities, games, student guides, and visual aids make Bible lessons come alive • Simple preparation; includes teaching tips, training, weekly devotionals • Ages 2–12: Preschool; Prekindergarten & Kindergarten; Early Elementary; Elementary; and Preteen See page 21 4 Cokesbury Cokesbury.com | 800.672.1789 FF13 Step 2, continued: Cokesbury’s Quarterly Churchwide Curriculum Options Designed to connect the Adults, Parent, and Child, along with the Church and Child together for the fulfillment of God’s command expressed in Deuteronomy 6:4-9. Families learn the same Bible point in age-appropriate ways each week, weaving everyone into the fabric of the church. Kids don’t just hear the Word—they experience it. See page 113 See pages 116-117 Christ-centered and Bible-based curriculum for all ages. Shared quarterly themes. “Highlights in Black History” is featured quarterly in the teacher’s guides. Sound, easy-to-teach Bible-based lessons help students put Bible truths to work where it counts—in their everyday lives. Bible-in-Life lessons are Bible-based and Christ-centered, easy to teach and easy to prepare. See page 114 See page 131 Designed to empower African American children, youth, and adults for successful Christian living by applying the Word of God to situations unique to their heritage and lifestyle. Focuses on the holiness doctrinal distinctives and the mission to evangelize and disciple generations for Christ! Students learn about living the holy life and put it to practice. See page 115 See page 132 Step 3: Comparison Worksheet for Your Top Picks Curriculum being considered: Age-level appropriateness Balance of Old and New Testament o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o | 800.672.1789 o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o 5 Bible version used: Scope & sequence (cover Bible in 2- to 3-year rotation) Lectionary-based resource Multi-age level resource Ecumenical Personal encounters with God’s grace through spiritual disciplines Creativity and learning styles Group building & support/faith community involvement Bible and faith application to everyday life Focus on mission activities Stories, art, activities include different races, genders, abilities, languages Faith-sharing/salvation focus Teacher resources well organized and easy to use Supplemental resources you can customize Teacher devotional support Teacher training support available Endorsed by UM Curriculum Resources Committee FF13 Cokesbury.com Step 4: Age Levels Features All-in-One Classroom Model Large-/Small-Group Model Automatic Shipping ($5.95 flat-rate shipping) Teacher Classroom Pack Middle Elementary Scope & Sequence Title/Publisher Adult Bible Studies Cokesbury Bible Lessons For Youth Cokesbury Grow, Proclaim, Serve! Cokesbury Bible-In-Life David C. Cook Buzz Group D6 Randall House Echoes David C Cook • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • 6-Year Uniform 6-Year Uniform 3-Year CEB NRSV CEB CEB NIV NLT KJV, ESV NKJV NIV • • • • • • • • • • • All-Inclusive Kit Web Tools Preschool Toddlers Tweens Youths Infants Adults Music CURRICULUM COMPARISON CHART Media Component Older Elementary Classroom Model Early Elementary Bible Translation • • • • • • • • • • • • 2-Year Younger, 3-Year Older 2-Year • • • • • 6-Year 2-Year Younger, 3-Year Older, Adult 6-Year Uniform 3-Year • • • • Encounter Standard FaithWeaver Friends Group FaithWeaver Now Group Give Me Jesus/The Edge Gospel Light Hands-on Bible Group HeartShaper Standard Living Inside Out Group Living the Good News Morehouse Educational Resources Standard Lesson Quarterly Standard Urban Ministries UMI We Believe Congregational Ministries Publishing Wesley Wesleyan Publishing House • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • NIV • • • • • • • • 3-Year 2-Year Younger, 4-Year Older 2-Year 2-Year 2-Year NIV NIV KJV NLT NIV ICB, KJV NLT NRSV • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • Revised Common Lectionary 6-Year Uniform 6-Year Uniform 3-Year • • • • • • • • • • NIV KJV NIV NRSV • • • • • • • • • • • • • • 2-Year Younger, 3-Year Older NIV • • • • • The Curriculum Resources Committee of The United Methodist General Board of Discipleship has approved this resource for use in the Christian education ministry of The United Methodist Church. 6 Cokesbury Cokesbury.com | 800.672.1789 FF13 CHILDREN’S MINISTRY 8–22 22 23 24–25 26–27 28–29 30 31 32–35 36 37 38–39 Sunday School Downloadable Programs Nursery/Preschool Kits Large Group/Small Group All-In-One Classroom Children’s Church & Worship Topical Curriculum Vacation Bible School Bibles & Bible Resources Advent & Christmas Lent & Easter Teacher Resources & Special Needs For additional children’s studies, see our Churchwide Ministry resources on pages 112–129. FF13 Cokesbury.com | 800.672.1789 7 Children’s Sunday School For children from birth to tweens Seven age groupings Quarterly components DVD Look at all that Grow, Proclaim, Serve! offers— • Seven age-appropriate levels provide a comprehensive 3-year journey through the Bible, while On the Go for Tweens offers a 1-year Bible survey • Resources are value-priced and offer churches the flexibility to customize their Sunday school program based on budget, time, and needs. • A Large Group/Small Group model for ages 3–6 and 7 & up presents the Bible story and worship for large-group time, with discussion and activities in the small-group breakout • One Room Sunday School model is ideal for churches where multi-age children learn together in one group • DVD offers a unique and exciting Bible story element and music and movement videos • Ages 3–10 follow the same scope and sequence, studying the same Bible stories Your faithfulness is growing by leaps and bounds, and the love that all of you have for each other is increasing. —2 Thessalonians 1:3, CEB See page 2 for symbol explanation. 8 Cokesbury Cokesbury.com | 800.672.1789 FF13 Children’s Sunday School Grow, Proclaim, Serve! Grow Your Faith By Leaps and Bounds Save on shipping—sign up for Cokesbury’s Quarterly Curriculum Automatic Shipment Program today. Age appropriate Theologically sound Adapts to your church’s needs Extensive online support Do you want your children’s faith to grow by leaps and bounds? Grow, Proclaim, Serve! is a children’s ministry resource that will nourish and enrich the faith of children from birth through tweens. Kids will learn how they can proclaim the good news of God’s love and serve God and neighbor. Grow, Proclaim, Serve! incorporates Bible stories, activities, crafts, media, and games into a full faith experience for children. They will develop the skills to unlock the Bible message and grow their faith by leaps and bounds. Colorful, engaging materials invite them to explore the Bible in fun, age-appropriate ways. Children will discover that their faith can grow right along with them! Grow, Proclaim, Serve! is adaptable to your church’s needs, preferences, and budget. Fewer children? Many children? Traditional classroom? DVD-based format? Age levels? Group learning? You can find everything you need here. Cokesbury. Get extra tools and support online at GrowProclaimServe.com An extensive website offers tools and information for leaders, children, and parents! Expanded Web Tools • Role tracker • Volunteer management Communication & Idea-Sharing • Photo gallery—visitors can upload photos • Weekly email updates to teachers and parents • Message board • Facebook and Twitter links Leader Helps • Teacher training tools • Scope and sequence chart • Program overview and sample lessons • FREE clip art • Special needs adaptations • Mission projects Customer Service • Trained educator assistance via email at email@example.com • Easy online order form at Cokesbury.com See page 2 for symbol explanation. FF13 To view a FREE recorded webinar for Grow, Proclaim, Serve! visit webinars.cokesbury.com. Cokesbury.com | 800.672.1789 9 Children’s Sunday School Grow the faith of little ones Grow, Proclaim, Serve! Babies & Woddlers Cokesbury’s Quarterly Curriculum Automatic Shipment Program guarantees on-time arrival or shipping is free! A safe place for growing faith Ages birth–18 months Annual components Music CD Caring for babies in a church setting can be more than just babysitting. Grow, Proclaim, Serve! helps caregivers see their role as a ministry, teaching them how to share their faith as they interact with babies. This ministry pak contains everything you need to set up a safe and inviting space for babies. Newly designed, colorful posters will enhance the learning environment. The built-in leader guide includes information about using the posters, plus parent/caregiver helps. A music CD is sold separately. Materials follow the guidelines of Safe Sanctuaries to provide a safe environment for the children. Cokesbury. 9781426774508 9785553911126 Annual Ministry Pak Baby Bible Songs Music CD $18.99 $3.99 Engage busy toddlers with stories of faith Grow, Proclaim, Serve! Toddlers & Twos Help children learn the Bible through movement, songs, art activities, and more! Monthly Bible stories and Bible verses are shared using a learning-center approach with colorful visuals that enhance stories and delight young children. Parent helps are provided to continue the faith learnings at home. Includes reproducibles. Music CD sold separately. Cokesbury. Learning-center approach Ages 18 months–2 Quarterly components Board books for little hands Leader’s Guide, print Leader’s Guide, download Bible Story Picture Cards Poster Pak FALL 2013 9781426767593 9781426767609 9781426767616 9781426776656 WINTER 2013–14 9781426767623 9781426767630 9781426767647 9781426776625 SPRING 2014 9781426767654 9781426767661 9781426767678 9781426776632 SUMMER 2014 PRICE 9781426767685 $6.99 9781426767692 $6.99 9781426767708 $4.99 9781426776649 $17.99 Also Available: Happy Christmas Day Board Book 9781426751400 Happy Easter Day Board Book 9781426751417 Annual Music CD 9781426776786 $2.99 $2.99 $12.99 See page 2 for symbol explanation. 10 Cokesbury Cokesbury.com | 800.672.1789 FF13 Children’s Sunday School Grow, Proclaim, Serve! Preschool Save on shipping—sign up for Cokesbury’s Quarterly Curriculum Automatic Shipment Program today. Flexible sessions Ages 3–4 Quarterly components DVD Easy to lead and fast to prepare, biblically grounded, educationally sound, ﬂexible, and fun! Thirteen ﬂexible session plans offer reproducible sheets, activity choices for various settings, and extra ideas and activities for expanded sessions. The Bible Story Pak offers a new, easier format that engages preschoolers with a colorful storybook, stickers, and activity pages, with Bible stories told in simple words so children ages 3–4 easily grasp the meaning. The Fun Pak will delight preschoolers with thirteen creative punch-out activities that require only a few supplies, making them economical for churches. The Resource Pak helps you outﬁt your room with colorful tools designed to enhance the interactive learning experience: large (12" x 18"), colorful, easy-to-use posters, plus games, storytelling ﬁgures, cards, and puppets; a colorful attendance chart; a quarterly music CD, and more. The DVD brings extra excitement to the classroom with storytelling, music and movement videos, monthly Bible verses in sign language, and more. Cokesbury. FALL 2013 Leader’s Guide, print Leader’s Guide, download Bible Story Pak Fun Pak DVD (Ages 3–6) 9781426767739 9781426767760 9781426767746 9781426767753 9781426768859 WINTER 2013–14 9781426767777 9781426767807 9781426767784 9781426767791 843504041380 9781426768873 SPRING 2014 9781426768019 9781426768040 9781426768026 9781426768033 843504041397 9781426768897 SUMMER 2014 9781426768057 9781426768088 9781426768064 9781426768071 843504041403 9781426768910 PRICE $9.99 $9.99 $5.99 $4.29 $26.99 $39.99 Resource Pak w/Quarterly Music CD 843504041373 A Quick Order Form is available on Cokesbury.com for Grow, Proclaim, Serve! Get more details and FREE sample lessons at GrowProclaimServe.com. See page 2 for symbol explanation. FF13 To view a FREE recorded webinar for Grow, Proclaim, Serve! visit webinars.cokesbury.com. Cokesbury.com | 800.672.1789 11 Children’s Sunday School Cokesbury’s Quarterly Curriculum Automatic Shipment Program guarantees on-time arrival or shipping is free! Flexible sessions Ages 5–6 Quarterly components DVD Share your faith with early elementary learners! Grow, Proclaim, Serve! Early Elementary Trustworthy, Bible-based sessions are easy to lead so you can focus on what really matters—modeling faith and building a relationship with children. Thirteen ﬂexible session plans offer reproducible sheets, activity choices, and extra ideas for expanded sessions. The colorful Bible Story Pak with stickers offers Bible stories written especially for beginning readers, with skill-appropriate activities for ages 5–6. The Fun Pak offers thirteen creative punch-out activities that require few supplies, making them economical for churches. The Resource Pak helps you equip your room with interactive and relationship-building learning tools: large (12" x 18"), colorful, easy-to-use posters, plus games, storytelling ﬁgures, cards, and puppets; a colorful attendance chart; a quarterly music CD, and more. The DVD brings extra excitement to the classroom with storytelling, music videos, monthly Bible verses in sign language, and more. Cokesbury. Get more details and FREE sample lessons at GrowProclaimServe.com Leader’s Guide, print Leader’s Guide, download Bible Story Pak Fun Pak Resource Pak w/Quarterly Music CD DVD (Ages 3–6) FALL 2013 9781426768101 9781426768132 9781426768118 9781426768125 843504041410 9781426768859 WINTER 2013–14 9781426768149 9781426768170 9781426768156 9781426768163 843504041427 9781426768873 SPRING 2014 9781426768187 9781426768217 9781426768194 9781426768200 843504041434 9781426768897 SUMMER 2014 9781426768224 9781426768255 9781426768231 9781426768248 843504041441 9781426768910 PRICE $9.99 $9.99 $5.99 $4.29 $26.99 $39.99 A Quick Order Form is available on Cokesbury.com for Grow, Proclaim, Serve! See page 2 for symbol explanation. 12 Cokesbury Cokesbury.com | 800.672.1789 FF13 Children’s Sunday School Save on shipping—sign up for Cokesbury’s Quarterly Curriculum Automatic Shipment Program today. Flexible sessions Ages 7–8 Quarterly components DVD Attention-grabbing resources for middle elementary Grow, Proclaim, Serve! Middle Elementary Detailed session guide gives you lots of choices for capturing children’s attention and helping them experience God’s love. Thirteen ﬂexible session plans offer reproducible sheets, activity choices, and extra ideas for expanded sessions. The Bible Story Pak with stickers energizes children with a variety of faith-building activities, fun dramas, engaging discussions, and more! The Fun Pak helps children get crafty with hands-on creative projects that reinforce their developing skills—a fun way to help them remember what they’ve learned. Few supplies are needed, making the crafts economical for churches. The Resource Pak helps you outﬁt your room with interactive and relationship-building learning tools: large (12" x 18"), colorful, easy-to-use posters, plus games, storytelling ﬁgures, cards, and puppets; a colorful attendance chart; a quarterly music CD, and more. The DVD brings extra excitement to the classroom with storytelling, music videos, monthly Bible verses in sign language, and more. Cokesbury. Leader’s Guide, print Leader’s Guide, download Bible Story Pak Fun Pak Resource Pak w/Quarterly Music CD DVD (Ages 7 & Up) FALL 2013 9781426768262 9781426768293 9781426768279 9781426768286 843504041458 9781426768866 WINTER 2013–14 9781426768309 9781426768330 9781426768316 9781426768323 843504041465 9781426768880 SPRING 2014 9781426768347 9781426768378 9781426768354 9781426768361 843504041472 9781426768903 SUMMER 2014 9781426768385 9781426768415 9781426768392 9781426768408 843504041489 9781426768927 PRICE $9.99 $9.99 $5.99 $4.29 $26.99 $39.99 To view a FREE recorded webinar for Grow, Proclaim, Serve! visit webinars.cokesbury.com. See page 2 for symbol explanation. FF13 Cokesbury.com | 800.672.1789 13 Children’s Sunday School Cokesbury’s Quarterly Curriculum Automatic Shipment Program guarantees on-time arrival or shipping is free! Relevant content for older kids Ages 9–10 Quarterly components DVD Contemporary materials to engage older kids Grow, Proclaim, Serve! Older Elementary Leading has never been easier or more enjoyable! Thirteen ﬂexible session guides offer reproducible sheets, activity choices, and extra ideas for expanded sessions. Faith Guide offers kids an engaging magazine format with activities designed to capture attention and instill lifelong Bible skills in kids ages 9–10, including fun dramas to reinforce the Bible’s message. The Bible Brain Pak offers thirteen entertaining and engaging puzzles to connect children to the weekly Bible story while supporting their independent learning and reasoning skills. No additional supplies are required, making it economical for the church. The Resource Pak will brighten your room with large (12" x 18"), colorful, easy-to-use posters, plus activities, games, and cards; a colorful attendance chart; a quarterly music CD; and more. The DVD brings extra excitement to the classroom with storytelling, music videos, monthly Bible verses in sign language, and more. Cokesbury. Leader’s Guide, print Leader’s Guide, download Faith Guide (Student) Bible Brain Pak Resource Pak w/Quarterly Music CD DVD (Ages 7 & Up) FALL 2013 9781426768422 9781426768453 9781426768439 9781426768446 843504041496 9781426768866 WINTER 2013–14 9781426768460 9781426768491 9781426768477 9781426768484 843504041502 9781426768880 SPRING 2014 9781426768507 9781426768538 9781426768514 9781426768521 843504041519 9781426768903 SUMMER 2014 9781426768545 9781426768576 9781426768552 9781426768569 843504041526 9781426768927 PRICE $9.99 $9.99 $5.99 $4.29 $26.99 $39.99 See the Planning Calendar on pages 146–157 for the Grow, Proclaim, Serve! monthly Scripture focus. A Quick Order Form is available on Cokesbury.com for Grow, Proclaim, Serve! See page 2 for symbol explanation. 14 Cokesbury Cokesbury.com | 800.672.1789 FF13 Children’s Sunday School Save on shipping—sign up for Cokesbury’s Quarterly Curriculum Automatic Shipment Program today. Grow, Proclaim, Serve! On the Go for Tweens Contemporary content speaks to today’s kids Ages 11–12 The tween years are an important time in faith development, as many young people prepare 13 sessions per quarter to make faith commitments and transition into youth group. On the Go provides contemporary 1-year Bible survey resources that engage tweens and build community while emphasizing a relationship with God through Jesus Christ. • Annual Poster Pak (available in Annual Teaching Kit only)—Make your room a bright, welcoming place with large, colorful posters (12" x 18") with contemporary artwork. • Annual Challenges CD-ROM (available in Annual Teaching Kit only)—More than just busy work, these puzzles, mysteries, dramas, and reproducibles are a great way to introduce the session and spark discussion. Includes reproducible forms, an interactive CD game, and access to an online multilevel game to reinforce learning at home. Tweens will learn they can go to GrowProclaimServe.com for links to suggested contemporary Christian music videos. • Quarterly Leader’s Guide (sold separately and also included in kit; see below)—13 complete session plans provide all you need to lead and inspire tweens and help them live their faith. This one-year Bible survey follows the Christian Year, giving tweens an overview of the Bible as they grow into youth. Includes reproducible sheets, tips for working with and relating to tweens, lesson modiﬁcation suggestions for both large and small groups, extra activities for expanded sessions. Available in print or as a download. • Quarterly On the Go Student Magazine (sold separately & also included in kit; see below)—Slick and splashy, this colorful 24-page tween magazine engages young people with timely, thought-provoking articles. 24 fun-ﬁlled pages cover 13 Bible-based sessions and activities designed just for tweens. Uses a variety of learning styles and various skill sets to ensure all tweens can be reached in ways that are meaningful to them. Order one per participant. The Annual Teaching Kit includes the Annual Poster Pak and Annual Challenges CD-ROM, which are not sold separately. It also includes one copy of the Fall Leader’s Guide and one copy of the Fall On the Go Student Magazine to get you started. Add on subsequent quarterly leader’s guides and student magazines. Cokesbury. 843504042394 On the Go: Annual Teaching Kit (1 Fall Leader, 1 Fall Student, 3 Posters, Leader CD-ROM) FALL 2013 9781426768583 9781426768590 9781426768606 WINTER 2013–14 9781426768637 9781426768651 9781426768668 SPRING 2014 9781426768675 9781426768682 9781426768699 SUMMER 2014 9781426768705 9781426768712 9781426768729 $39.99 PRICE $9.99 $9.99 $5.99 Leader’s Guide, print Leader’s Guide, download On the Go: A Magazine for Tweens See the Planning Calendar on pages 146–157 for the Grow, Proclaim, Serve! monthly Scripture focus. A Quick Order Form is available on Cokesbury.com for Grow, Proclaim, Serve! Grow, Proclaim, Serve! Postcards Stay in touch with children and their families! These postcards are great for promoting your Sunday school and more. Each card has a Bible verse on the reverse side to reinforce Sunday school lessons. 3 ⁄ " x 5 ⁄ "; pkg. of 25. Quantity discount available. 9781426755521 Grow, Proclaim, Serve! Frog 9781426755514 Don’t Forget Frog 9781426755538 Merry Christmas 9781426755491 Got a Frog in Your Throat? 9781426755507 Happy Birthday 9781426755484 Leap into Sunday School Save when you buy more! 4 pkgs. of same design $4.00 $4.00 $4.00 $4.00 $4.00 $4.00 $12.75 Great publicity tools Community outreach Affordable See page 2 for symbol explanation. FF13 To view a FREE recorded webinar for Grow, Proclaim, Serve! visit webinars.cokesbury.com. Cokesbury.com | 800.672.1789 15 Children’s Sunday School Cokesbury’s Quarterly Curriculum Automatic Shipment Program guarantees on-time arrival or shipping is free! All-inclusive quarterly kits Two ages levels: 3–6 and 7 & Up Sunday school, children’s church, or midweek DVD & CD-ROM included Energize kids with this fun, ﬂexible format! Grow, Proclaim, Serve! Large Group/Small Group A great tool for group learning! Children gather in large groups for the Bible story, music, and movement, then break into age-level small groups to dig deeper and apply the story to their daily lives. Leaders can capture the children’s interests as soon as they arrive, and enjoy opportunities to get to know the children during the small-group section. Kits are available for two age groups: ages 3–6 and ages 7 & up. Each kit includes a Leader’s Guide, CD-ROM, and DVD, which provide 13 step-by-step session guides; reproducible sheets for Large Group and Small Group activities; 13 interactive video Bible stories; three engaging, monthly contemporary music videos plus theme song featuring words and movement; and monthly Bible verses including sign language demonstrations. Children will experience a three-year Bible overview that is church-year related and theologically sound. Perfect for Sunday school, children’s church, and mid-week sessions. Abingdon Press. Ages 3–6 Kit Ages 3–6 Extra DVD Ages 7 & Up Kit Ages 7 & Up Extra DVD FALL 2013 9781426776724 9781426768859 9781426776731 9781426768866 WINTER 2013–14 9781426776663 9781426768873 9781426776670 9781426768880 SPRING 2014 9781426776687 9781426768897 9781426776694 9781426768903 SUMMER 2014 9781426776700 9781426768910 9781426776717 9781426768927 PRICE $99.99 $39.99 $99.99 $39.99 Also available: visit GrowProclaimServe.com to purchase and download Weekly Video Segments for $1.99 each and Music Downloads for $ .99 each. Get more details and FREE sample lessons at GrowProclaimServe.com Enhance your program with fun extras Green Tree Frog Puppet Brilliant colors on ultra soft micro-ﬁber fabric with mouth and arms that move. 16" long. 843504035846 $15.99 Banner 58" X 34"outdoor banner to promote your church’s Sunday school program. Made of durable poly vinyl. Six grommets for easy hanging. 9781426753008 $27.99 Annual Music CD 2013-14 843504042783 $9.99 Iron-On Transfers Use these logos to create T-shirts, hats, and more! Pack of ﬁve sheets; each includes ten iron-on logos (one large size, two medium, and six smaller sizes). $3.99 9781426769078 Pack of 5 $8.99 Recyclable Bags 13" x 13" black bag with 5" gusset. 9781426756528 See page 2 for symbol explanation. 16 Cokesbury Cokesbury.com | 800.672.1789 FF13 Children’s Sunday School Save on shipping—sign up for Cokesbury’s Quarterly Curriculum Automatic Shipment Program today. An easy way to teach ages 3–12 in one room! Grow, Proclaim, Serve! One Room Sunday School Flexible sessions Ages 3–12 See the Planning Calendar on pages 146–157 for the Grow, Proclaim, Serve! monthly Scripture focus. A Quick Order Form is available on Cokesbury.com for Grow, Proclaim, Serve! FALL 2013 9781426776762 9781426768736 9781426768743 9781426768859 9781426768866 Ideal for churches where children of various ages learn together as a group. Quarterly Kit Everything you need for Sunday school is included in one convenient kit for DVDs children ages 3–12. Kit includes one each of Reproducible Kid’s Book, Resource Pak with CD-ROM, and Leader’s Guide. Sessions can also be used in other settings, such as a second Sunday school hour or an after-school program. One Room Sunday School provides a comprehensive 3-year Bible study, using the same Bible stories as the other Grow, Proclaim, Serve! age levels. Reproducible kids’ book offers dramas, puzzles, games, and other activities designed for nonreading children as well as those who are skilled readers. The Resource Pak contains colorful posters, game cards and board games, maps, and other interactive displays. The CD-ROM features all-new music that matches the Bible stories and themes, PowerPoint presentations of the words to the songs, lyric sheets, and music for choir directors. The Leader’s Guide offers 13 easy-to-use session plans that can be adapted to fit the number and age level of the children who attend your program. Uses only basic supplies that are easy to find. Extra Leader’s Guides may be purchased separately; available in print format or as a download. DVDs add extra excitement with storytelling, music and movement videos, and monthly Bible verses in sign language. Abingdon Press. SPRING 2014 9781426776755 9781426768798 9781426768804 9781426768897 9781426768903 SUMMER 2014 9781426776779 9781426768828 9781426768835 9781426768910 9781426768927 PRICE $65.99 $14.99 $14.99 $39.99 $39.99 Kit Leader’s Guide, print Leader’s Guide, download DVD (Ages 3–6) DVD (Ages 7 & Up) WINTER 2013–14 9781426776748 9781426768767 9781426768774 9781426768873 9781426768880 A Quick Order Form is available on Cokesbury.com for Grow, Proclaim, Serve! Get more details and FREE sample lessons at GrowProclaimServe.com. See page 2 for symbol explanation. FF13 To view a FREE recorded webinar for Grow, Proclaim, Serve! visit webinars.cokesbury.com. Cokesbury.com | 800.672.1789 17 Children’s Sunday School Hands-On Bible Curriculum Save on shipping—sign up for Cokesbury’s Quarterly Curriculum Automatic Shipment Program today. Active learning Memorable “one-point” lessons Ages 18 months–13 13 sessions per quarter Jesus had a knack for connecting eternal truths with everyday symbols his audience could touch and taste—things like coins and fish. You’ll do the same with Hands-On Bible Curriculum! When “play” turns into “active learning,” you’re teaching in a way that God wired your kids to learn best! With Hands-On Bible Curriculum, you’ll— • teach as Jesus taught, using unique, tangible objects (“gizmos”) to communicate intangible, eternal truths • get step-by-step instructions so even beginning teachers can lead kids in making lifechanging discoveries about God • involve all the senses (sight, smell, taste, touch, sound) in exploring what it means to be a friend of Christ • help kids have so much fun learning the Bible that they can’t wait to come back for more • use “one-point” Bible learning that’s proven to help kids remember and apply lessons far longer than old-fashioned teaching methods • share kid-friendly take-home pages and reproducible handouts that extend learning into children’s families. Learning Labs include Bible Discovery Paks, creative gizmos, CD with music, sound effects, and unique sensory teaching effects. Group Publishing. FALL 2013 TODDLERS & TWOS Teacher Guide Learning Lab Additional CD-ROM PRESCHOOL Teacher Guide Learning Lab Additional CD-ROM PRE-K & K Teacher Guide Learning Lab Additional CD-ROM GRADES 1 & 2 Teacher Guide Learning Lab Additional CD-ROM GRADES 3 & 4 Teacher Guide Learning Lab Additional CD-ROM 9780764498992 9780764498831 9780764498930 9780764499449 9780764498848 9780764498947 9780764499456 9780764498855 9780764498954 9780764499463 9780764498862 9780764498961 9780764499470 9780764498879 9780764498978 WINTER 2013–14 9781470701741 9781470701628 9781470701680 9781470701758 9781470701635 9781470701697 9781470701765 9781470701642 9781470701703 9781470701772 9781470701659 9781470701710 9781470701789 9781470701666 9781470701727 SPRING 2014 9781470703356 9781470703233 9781470703295 9781470703363 9781470703240 9781470703301 9781470703370 9781470703257 9781470703318 9781470703387 9781470703264 9781470703325 9781470703394 9781470703271 9781470703332 For helpful reminders and tips, see the 1-year Planning Calendar on pages 146–157. SUMMER 2014 9781470704971 9781470704858 9781470704919 9781470704988 9781470704865 9781470704926 9781470704995 9781470704872 9781470704933 9781470705008 9781470704889 9781470704940 9781470705015 9781470704896 9781470704957 PRICE $28.99 $84.99 $9.99 $28.99 $84.99 $9.99 $28.99 $84.99 $9.99 $28.99 $74.99 $9.99 $28.99 $74.99 $9.99 Also available: 2013–2014 Director’s Annual CD-ROM 9780764406225 Hands-On Bible Curriculum Super Value Set (includes 6 Learning Labs and 6 Teacher Guides—one for each age level) 539036 539093 $9.99 539105 539117 $569.99 For Hands-On Bible resources for Grades 5 & 6, see the Tween section (page 41). A Quick Order Form is available on Cokesbury.com for Hands-On Bible Curriculum. See page 2 for symbol explanation. 18 Cokesbury Cokesbury.com | 800.672.1789 FF13 Children’s Sunday School HeartShaper With HeartShaper Children’s Curriculum, children of all ages will be led to discover God’s love and interact with the Bible in a way that truly relates to their lives. HeartShaper provides fun, focused Bible lessons that are perfect for classroom-based learning. Lessons can be adapted to large classes that are age-specific or small classes that include a range of ages and abilities. Designed for toddlers through preteens. Each Teacher’s Convenience Kit includes a Teacher Book, activity resources, take-home resources, and a resource CD-ROM (music, printable files, teacher resources). Standard Publishing. Life application focus Adaptable format Ages toddlers–preteens 13 sessions per quarter FALL 2013 TODDLERS & TWOS Teacher’s Convenience Kit Teacher Book PRESCHOOL Teacher’s Convenience Kit Teacher Book Resources Student (Make-n-Share) Teaching Pictures Take-Home Papers Pack of 5 PRE-K & K Teacher’s Convenience Kit Teacher Book Resources Student (Make-n-Share) Teaching Pictures Take-Home Papers Pack of 5 EARLY ELEMENTARY Teacher’s Convenience Kit Teacher Book Resources Student Teaching Pictures Take-Home Papers Pack of 5 MIDDLE ELEMENTARY Teacher’s Convenience Kit Teacher Book Resources Student Take-Home Papers Pack of 5 9780784744659 9780784744666 9780784744680 9780784744697 9780784744703 9780784744710 9780784744727 9780784744734 9780784744741 9780784744758 9780784744765 9780784744772 9780784744727 9780784744734 9780784744789 9780784744796 9780784744802 9780784744819 9780784744833 9780784744826 9780784744840 9780784744857 9780784744864 9780784744871 9780784744888 WINTER 2013–14 9780784744154 9780784744161 9780784744185 9780784744192 9780784744208 9780784744215 9780784744222 9780784744239 9780784744246 9780784744253 9780784744260 9780784744277 9780784744222 9780784744239 9780784744284 9780784744291 9780784744307 9780784744314 9780784744338 9780784744321 9780784744345 9780784744352 9780784744369 9780784744376 9780784744383 SPRING 2014 9780784743652 9780784743669 9780784743683 9780784743690 9780784743706 9780784743713 9780784743720 9780784743737 9780784743744 9780784743751 9780784743768 9780784743775 9780784743720 9780784743737 9780784743782 9780784743799 9780784743805 9780784743812 9780784743836 9780784743829 9780784743843 9780784743850 9780784743867 9780784743874 9780784743881 SUMMER 2014 9780784743157 9780784743164 9780784743188 9780784743195 9780784743201 9780784743218 9780784743225 9780784743232 9780784743249 9780784743256 9780784743263 9780784743270 9780784743225 9780784743232 9780784743287 9780784743294 9780784743300 9780784743317 9780784743324 9780784743331 9780784743348 9780784743355 9780784743362 9780784743379 9780784743386 PRICE $36.99 $7.99 $42.99 $7.99 $16.49 $4.25 $16.49 $18.49 $42.99 $7.99 $16.49 $4.25 $16.49 $18.49 $42.99 $7.99 $16.49 $4.25 $16.49 $18.49 $28.99 $7.99 $16.49 $4.25 $18.49 For HeartShaper resources for Preteen, see the Tween section (page 42). HeartShaper resources are not included in Cokesbury’s Quarterly Curriculum Automatic Shipment Program. A Quick Order Form is available on Cokesbury.com for HeartShaper. FF13 Cokesbury.com | 800.672.1789 19 Children’s Sunday School Buzz Cokesbury’s Quarterly Curriculum Automatic Shipment Program guarantees on-time arrival or shipping is free! Engaging and imaginative Quarterly Kits Ages 3–12 13 sessions per quarter For helpful reminders and tips, see the 1-year Planning Calendar on pages 146–157. Sunday school has never been simpler—if it’s in the lesson, it’s in the box! Buzz helps you take the sting out of teaching Sunday school for preschool through 6th grade. Your volunteers can be ready at a moment’s notice. There’s nothing complicated about it—any leader can step right in, and everything you need is included in the kits, except pencils and paper. Kids get to choose the activities, so they are never bored! Each quarter, kids learn Bible truths they will remember for a lifetime. Buzz takes kids and teachers on a journey to explore eight attributes of God. Kids will know God and feel God’s love like never before. Kit components include: Direction Book, 2 Extra Leader Devotions, Extra CD, Faith Buzz at Home, and various object lesson pieces. Group Publishing. FALL 2013 PRESCHOOL AGES 3 & 4 Kit Kit Theme Extra Leader Devotions Extra CD PRE-K & K AGES 5 & 6 Kit Kit Theme Extra Leader Devotions Extra CD GRADES 1 & 2 Kit Kit Theme Extra Leader Devotions Extra CD GRADES 3 & 4 Kit Kit Theme Extra Leader Devotions Extra CD 9780764498626 Rainbow Promise 9780764498725 9780764498671 9780764498633 Kingdom Safari 9780764498732 9780764498688 9780764498640 God’s Top 10 List 9780764498749 9780764498695 9780764498657 Crime & Punishment 9780764498756 9780764498701 WINTER 2013–14 9781470701024 Mighty Minis 9781470701123 9781470701079 9781470701031 Surprising Heroes 9781470701130 9781470701086 9781470701048 Flabbergast! 9781470701147 9781470701093 9781470701055 O Little Town 9781470701154 9781470701109 539001 SPRING 2014 9781470703981 Boo-Boo Buster 9781470704087 9781470704032 9781470703998 Jubilee 9781470704094 9781470704049 9781470704001 Hide & Seek 9781470704100 9781470704056 9781470704018 Gross Me Out 9781470704117 9781470704063 539012 SUMMER 2014 9781470705169 Amen 9781470705268 9781470705213 9781470705176 Triumph 9781470705275 9781470705220 9781470705183 Kersplash 9781470705282 9781470705237 9781470705190 Hear Ye! Hear Ye! 9781470705299 9781470705244 539024 PRICE $109.99 $2.99 $7.99 $109.99 $2.99 $7.99 $109.99 $2.99 $7.99 $109.99 $2.99 $7.99 $439.99 SAVE OVER $100 ON THE VALUE SET! Value Set 538989 (1 kit from each of the 5 age levels, including Grades 5 & 6) A Quick Order Form is available on Cokesbury.com for Buzz. For Buzz resources for Grades 5 & 6, see the Tween section (page 42). See page 2 for symbol explanation. 20 Cokesbury Cokesbury.com | 800.672.1789 FF13 Children’s Sunday School Gospel Light Sunday School Give Me Jesus Save on shipping—sign up for Cokesbury’s Quarterly Curriculum Automatic Shipment Program today. Engaging and imaginative Quarterly Kits Ages 2–12 13 sessions per quarter A Quick Order Form is available on Cokesbury.com for Gospel Light Sunday School. Easy-to-use resources help you confidently teach the Bible in relevant and creative ways. Each element engages kids and connects them to trustworthy Bible truths. Fun and meaningful activities, games, student guides, and compelling visual aids make Bible lessons come alive. Gospel Light’s unique teaching method requires less preparation; Teacher’s Guides provide built-in teaching tips, training, and weekly devotionals. Lessons are clearly outlined and simple to prepare. Each week children open their Bibles, encounter God’s Word, and grow in faith. If you use Gospel Light with every age, children will go through the whole Bible four times from preschool through 6th grade. They’ll learn the Bible in a way that makes sense—helping them navigate life and find their place in God’s story. Gospel Light. FALL 2013 WINTER 2013–14 9780830761548 SPRING 2014 9780830761647 SUMMER 2014 9780830761746 PRICE $99.99 PRESCHOOL AGES 2 & 3 Kit (1 Teacher Guide, 1 Visual Resource, 10 Activity Pages, 10 Take-Home Papers, 1 Preschool Music CD) Teacher Guide TalkTime Activity Pages Family FunTime Pages (Take-Home Papers) Visual Resource PRE-K & K AGES 4 & 5 Kit (1 Teacher Guide, 1 Visual Resource, 10 Activity Pages, 10 Take-Home Papers, 1 Worship CD) Teacher Guide TalkTime Activity Pages Family FunTime Pages (Take-Home Papers) Visual Resource EARLY ELEMENTARY GRADES 1 & 2 Kit (1 Teacher Guide, 2 Kids Talk Cards, 2 Family Fridge Fun, 1 Pack of Family Fridge Fun Magnets, 1 Poster Pack, 1 Worship CD) Teacher Guide Kids Talk Cards, Pack of 5 Family Fridge Fun, Pack of 5 Bible Teaching Poster Pack Family Fridge Fun Magnet, Pack of 10 Get Going! Worship CD ELEMENTARY GRADES 3 & 4 Kit (1 Teacher Guide, 2 Kids Talk Cards, 2 Family Fridge Fun,1 Pack of Family Fridge Fun Magnets, 1 Poster Pack, 1 Worship CD) Teacher Guide Kids Talk Cards, Pack of 5 Family Fridge Fun, Pack of 5 Bible Teaching Poster Pack Family Fridge Fun Magnet, Pack of 5 Get Going! 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See page 2 for symbol explanation. FF13 Cokesbury.com | 800.672.1789 21 Children’s Sunday School Dwell Dwell is designed to challenge children to use their imaginations about how people in God’s Story experienced their lives and how they must have felt. By igniting kids’ imagination, breaking through their busy minds and engaging them on a deeper level, Dwell allows them to step in to the Story. This promotes long-term retention, deeper understanding, and moments of awe. In addition, kids learn that God’s story is ongoing and that they can be a part of it today in meaningful ways. Dwell is designed with a beautiful simplicity. You don’t need to gather a ton of supplies, and there are no dramas to memorize. The story itself drives the lessons and children will delight in exploring the story each week. One student book per student and one leader guide per leader required. (It’s not required but suggested that each leader also have a student book.) CRC Publications. Imagine: Being Part of God’s Family 9781592555758 Grades K–1: Year 1, Unit 1 Student $5.99 9781592555765 Grades K–1: Year 1, Unit 1 Leader $7.99 Grades K–5 Imaginative, experiential lessons 6 sessions For Dwell resources for Grades 6–8, see the Tween section (page 43). Wonder: About God’s Amazing Plan 9781592555994 Grades 2–3: Year 1, Unit 1 Student $5.99 9781592556007 Grades 2–3: Year 1, Unit 1 Leader $7.99 Marvel: At God’s Love 9781592556236 Grades 4–5: Year 1, Unit 1 Student $5.99 9781592556243 Grades 4–5: Year 1, Unit 1 Leader $7.99 Downloadable Programs Weaving God’s Promises This three-year Episcopal curriculum shows how God’s promises of salvation are inextricably woven into our lives. Teaches children the way of Christ, not only in Downloadable annual the church but also in the world, to give them a solid grounding for a lifetime of faith. resources This curriculum covers: • Holy Scripture. The great stories of the Old and New Testaments, with special Ages 3–11 emphasis on the life and teachings of Jesus. • The Church. Church history, seasons, practices, use of The Book of Common Prayer, Undated, flexible, & affordable Anglican and Episcopal tradition, and principal sacraments: Holy Baptism and Holy Eucharist. • Christian Living. Essential principles and practices: prayer, outreach, service, and ethics. • Other Special Themes. Lessons included on Advent, Epiphany, Lent, and Easter—as well as the holidays and feast days. Does not follow the lectionary cycle, but material indicates where each week’s Bible story fits into the Revised Common Lectionary for Years A, B, and C. Includes a variety of age-appropriate activities for every learning style—arts, crafts, dramas, pencil/paper activities, games, and others. Age groupings include Preschool (ages 3–4); Primary (K–1st grade); Elementary (grades 2–3); and Intermediate (grades 4–5). With its downloadable content, you never need to worry about having the right number of student and teacher books. You have access to the material any time of day or night. Morehouse Education Resources. ANNUAL ACCESS DOWNLOAD (visit WeavingGodsPromises.org to purchase) 846863002030 Attendance Less than 50 $129.00 846863002047 Attendance 50–99 $149.00 846863002054 Attendance 100–149 $199.00 846863002061 Attendance 150–199 $249.00 846863002078 846863002085 846863002092 Attendance 200–299 Attendance 300–499 Attendance 500 or more $299.00 $399.00 $499.00 Episcopal specific For Weaving God’s Promises resources for Ages 12–14, see the Youth section (page 47). PowerXpress! Engage children with Bible learning that uses your volunteers’ creative skills as artists, cooks, musicians, technicians, or fun-loving teachers! With a rotational approach to Sunday school, several teachers present the same story or theme over several weeks, each using a different teaching method that encourages participation and interaction. From week to week, small groups of children rotate from teacher to teacher to experience many different versions of that lesson theme. Designed for grades K–6, PowerXpress provides complete lesson plans, scripts, and activities, as well as ideas for station setups, and a complete listing of resources needed. Learning stations include art, music, computer, science, cooking, storytelling, games, and video. With downloadable units, buy only the components you need. Components are sold separately, including music, available in CD format or downloadable MP3 format. Abingdon Press. CD-ROM Music CD Unit Downloads Rotational curriculum Downloadable annual resources Ages 5–11 Covers all learning styles Downloadable formats, visit Cokesbury.com. $2.99 $10.99 $109.99 View a complete list of topics and download a FREE director’s manual at powerxpress.com! See page 2 for symbol explanation. 22 Cokesbury Cokesbury.com | 800.672.1789 FF13 Nursery–Preschool Kits Baby Beginnings Nursery Kit This 2-year long program equips leaders, caregivers, and parents with the tools to help little ones take their ﬁrst steps in learning about God. Organized by 12 important monthly themes, Baby Beginnings offers a complete resource for creating an inspiring nursery, suitable for any size church. The kit Includes: • Two teacher’s guides with CD-ROMs provides curriculum for teaching little ones, 0–18 months and 18–36 months • Expanded Nursery Smart Pages (updated with current safety and large-church tips) gives everything needed to organize a quality nursery, including a DVD with a training video and resource materials • Nursery Poster Pack with updated photos and 12 Bible story posters • “I Love to Sing” reproducible music CD with 24 songs • 12 “I Love to Look “ Bible story picture cards • “I Love to Wiggle and Giggle “ easel book of instant activities • 24 monthly newsletters to engage parents at this early age to raise a spiritual champion Gospel Light. 9780830746743 Kit $129.99 Birth to 36 months Annual Kit 12 monthly themes Play-n-Worship Play-Along Bible Stories Make your ministry to little ones more than just babysitting. Play-n-Worship is a developmentally appropriate, effective way to introduce children to God’s love in their earliest years. Three age levels serve children from birth to age 4. For babies, music-focused sessions help babies discover and learn about God and their great big world through stimulating visual, tactile, and auditory experiences. Play-n-Worship Softees are lovable, soft teaching buddies that help babies feel extra secure and comfortable as they experience God’s love in new ways. Babies Kits include: 1 Leader Guide; 5 sample Softees; 5 teaching storybooks; 4 music CDs; 4 durable song ﬂipbooks; and Leader CD & DVD with instructional video, songs, and printable visual aids. Toddlers & Twos and Preschoolers, will move to music, connect with videos, and discover Bible truths through intentional play. Every Bible story contains a story trifold with engaging pictures, a music video, 5 speciﬁc play ideas that reinforce the Bible story, and a learning strategy that ensures your kids really learn and remember that God loves them! Toddlers & Twos and Preschool Kits include: 10 storyboards, 1 Leader Guide, and 1 song CD/DVD. Group Publishing. 9780764443121 9780764438974 9780764438882 Kit for Babies Kit for Toddlers & Twos Kit for Preschoolers $99.99 $59.99 $59.99 Birth to age 4 Annual Kit 3 age groupings Preschool Walk With Me 40 sequential Bible stories from the Old and New Testaments. You’ll love the convenience of our preschool resource box. It includes everything you’ll need to lead your little ones through age-appropriate Bible stories (20 Old Testament, 16 New Testament, 2 Christmas, and 2 Easter). In addition to the session guides, you get Bible backgrounds, posters, songs, patterns, rhymes, and a CD that gives depth and variety to your lessons. Colorful take-home cards provide visual reinforcement of the sessions and a story for families to read to their children during the week. The Walk With Me curriculum is kid-friendly, easy-to-use, and designed with your busy schedule in mind. Faith Alive Christian Resources. 9781592550036 9781592550029 9781592550012 Preschool Resource Box Preschool Children’s take-home cards Preschool Resource Additional CD $117.99 $10.49 $14.99 Resource Box 40 sessions FF13 Cokesbury.com | 800.672.1789 23 Children’s Large Group/Small Group Cokesbury’s Quarterly Curriculum Automatic Shipment Program guarantees on-time arrival or shipping is free! VBS-style excitement each week Large group/small group Preschool–6th grade 30- to 90-minute sessions Living Inside Out Exciting themes combined with large-group/small-group dynamics in this high-energy curriculum! One confident leader guides all kids—in a super-engaging, enthusiasm-filled time. Every month your kids explore a different topic, for easy-to-prepare, VBS-style excitement week in and week out. Living Inside Out gives you a big-budget production with a small-church budget. It keeps kids’ attention and sparks great conversation. All you need is one “up front” personality plus a handful of adults willing to be friends with kids in small groups. Each quarterly all-in-one kit includes everything you need to succeed: three themed modules that serve all preschool–elementary-age kids at your church, leader guides, interactive teaching tools (Gizmos and Bible Memory Makers), DVDs, enhanced CDs with questions and slides in multiple media formats, and one poster pack (order additional poster packs if you have more than one classroom). Each module includes: one reproducible Large-Group Leader Guide including scripts for live skits, three reproducible Small-Group Leader Guides (Preschool, Lower Elementary, and Upper Elementary), DVD, CD, Bible Memory Maker sample, and two Large-Group gizmos. Group Publishing. FALL 2013 9780764498572 9780764498589 9780764498541 The Big Dig 9780764498558 Schooner Island 9780764498565 God’s Game Plan WINTER 2013–14 9781470701536 9781470701567 9781470701505 Best Friends Forever 9781470701529 Stocking Stuffers 9781470701512 Cornerstone Construction Zone 9781470701543 9781470701529 9781470703646 Themes are: • Fall—The Big Dig (Bible Overview), Schooner Island (Sharing Faith), God’s Game Plan (The Church: Purpose and Role) • Winter—Best Friends Forever (Friendship), Stocking Stuffers (Love), Cornerstone Construction Zone (Christian Beliefs) • Spring—Ultimate Transformer (Resurrection), Free Prize Inside (Grace), and Epic Adventures (Genesis) • Summer—Bamboogie (Body), Maze Days (Exodus), and Holy Grill (Fruit of the Spirit) All-in-one kit Poster Pack (one per classroom) Module 1 Bible Memory Maker, Pack of 5 Module 1 Theme Module 2 Bible Memory Maker, Pack of 5 Module 2 Theme Module 3 Bible Memory Maker, Pack of 5 Module 3 Theme SPRING 2014 9781470703639 9781470703684 9781470703608 Ultimate Transformer 9781470703615 Free Prize Inside 9781470703622 Epic Adventures SUMMER 2014 9781470705398 9781470705404 9781470705367 Bamboogie 9781470705374 Maze Day 9781470705381 Holy Grill PRICE $299.99 $19.99 $5.99 $5.99 $5.99 Also available: Stocking Stuffer (Love) Christmas 2013 Seasonal Module Stocking Stuffers Bible Memory Makers, Pack of 5 Ultimate Transformer (Resurrection) Easter 2014 Seasonal Module $109.99 $5.99 $109.99 A Quick Order Form is available on Cokesbury.com for Living Inside Out. Grow, Proclaim, Serve! Large Group/Small Group A great tool for group learning! Children gather in large groups for the Bible story, music, and movement, then break into age-level small groups to dig deeper and apply the story to their daily lives. Leaders can capture the children’s interests as soon as they arrive, and enjoy opportunities to get to know the children during the small-group section. Kits are available for two age groups: ages 3–6 and ages 7 & up. Each kit includes a Leader’s Guide, CD-ROM, and DVD, which provide 13 step-by-step session guides; reproducible sheets for Large Group and Small Group activities; 13 interactive video Bible stories; three engaging, monthly contemporary music videos plus theme song featuring words and movement; and monthly Bible verses including sign language demonstrations. Children will experience a three-year Bible overview that is church-year related and theologically sound. Perfect for Sunday school, children’s church, and mid-week sessions. Abingdon Press. Ages 3–6 Kit Ages 3–6 Extra DVD Ages 7 & Up Kit Ages 7 & Up Extra DVD FALL 2013 9781426776724 9781426768859 9781426776731 9781426768866 WINTER 2013–14 9781426776663 9781426768873 9781426776670 9781426768880 SPRING 2014 9781426776687 9781426768897 9781426776694 9781426768903 All-inclusive quarterly kits Two ages levels: 3–6 and 7 & Up Sunday school, children’s church, or midweek DVD & CD-ROM included A Quick Order Form is available on Cokesbury.com for Grow, Proclaim, Serve! PRICE $99.99 $39.99 $99.99 $39.99 SUMMER 2014 9781426776700 9781426768910 9781426776717 9781426768927 See the Planning Calendar on pages 146–157 for the Grow, Proclaim, Serve! monthly Scripture focus. See page 2 for symbol explanation. 24 Cokesbury Cokesbury.com | 800.672.1789 FF13 Children’s Large Group/Small Group FaithWeaver Friends Save on shipping—sign up for Cokesbury’s Quarterly Curriculum Automatic Shipment Program today. Activity center rotation NEW TO COKESBURY Two age levels FaithWeaver Friends is a revolutionary kids’ midweek program that is volunteer-friendly, kid-friendly and outreach-friendly. This 13-week program 13 sessions; 30–90 minutes allows your church kids to grow closer to God through weekly Bible Points while they grow in their faith through friendships, apply Biblical learning through outreach and service opportunities, and make their faith their own through journaling. Small-group “Circles of Friends” help kids build long-lasting relationships with God at the center. In these manageable groups, no kid will feel out of place or left behind. FaithWeaver Friends helps kids connect through Discovery Centers including the Make-It, Play-It, Learn-It and SnackIt Café stations, where the Bible Point is reinforced in kid-friendly way. Small-group “Circles of Friends” help kids build long-lasting relationships with God at the center. In these manageable groups, no kid will feel out of place or left behind. FaithWeaver Friends helps kids connect through Discovery Centers including the Make-It, Play-It, Learn-It and Snack-It Café stations, where the Bible Point is reinforced in kid-friendly way. In each Quarterly Kit you get… • Director Quarterly Update which outlines Bible Points, Bible verses, activities, music and stations for each of your 13 weeks • Director and Storyteller Leader Guide that illustrates the flow of each week’s activities, all of which bring kids back to that week’s Bible Point. • Sound Effects and Song CD with cool, memorable music that will help kids retain each week’s Biblical teaching. • Four Discovery Center Leader Guides for the Make-It, Play-It, Learn-It, Snack-It Café stations, where kids encounter God’s love in exciting ways. • Additional Resources including Sample Journal, My Bible Memories Book, FaithWeaver Friends Leader Guide, Dogtag and Sticker Sheet to make your program even more enjoyable and effective for children of all ages. Group Publishing. FALL 2013 WINTER 2013–14 9781470701314 9781470701376 9781470701482 9781470701369 9781470701437 9781470701338 9781470701307 9781470701321 9781470701383 9781470701413 9781470701468 9781470701284 9781470701352 9781470701444 646847112973 Patience 646847112980 9781470701291 9781470701345 9781470701420 9781470701451 9781470701475 9781470701499 9781470701277 SPRING 2014 PRICE PRESCHOOL AND ELEMENTARY Director Quarterly Update Leader Guide Snack-It Café Leader Guide PRESCHOOL Kit Student Book, My Bible Memories Dogtag Set (13 “tyke-proof” tags, Bible story sticker sheet, and one Doggie Collar. Order 1 set per preschool child!) Drama, Sound Effects, & Songs CD Director & Storyteller Guide Learn-It Leader Guide Make-It Leader Guide Play-It Leader Guide Activity Stickers, Pack of 5 ELEMENTARY Kit Student Book, My Faith Journal Fruit of the Spirit Key, Pack of 5 Fruit of the Spirit Key Theme Faith Journal Key, Pack of 5 Drama, Sound Effects, & Songs CD Games Leader Guide Music & Memory Leader Guide Opening & Closing Celebrations Leader Guide Projects-With-A-Purpose Leader Guide Surprise Station Leader Guide Activity Stickers, Pack of 5 Also available: FaithWeaver Director Manual CD-ROM (Includes Director Tips, Teacher Training, Skits, Decorating and Theme Ideas, Promotional Ideas and more! Purchase one the first time you use the program.) Elementary Key Chain, Pack of 5 Elementary Logo Keys, Pack of 5 Elementary Service to Community Key, Pack of 5 Elementary Service to Family Key, Pack of 5 Elementary Service to Friends Key, Pack of 5 Elementary Service to Host Key, Pack of 5 Elementary Service to Jesus Key, Pack of 5 Elementary Service to Those In Need Key, Pack of 5 Theophilus the FaithRetriever™ Puppet For use with Preschool and Pre-K & K age levels. 9780764497919 9780764497971 9780764498497 9780764497964 9780764498442 9780764497933 9780764497902 9780764497926 9780764497988 9780764498428 9780764498473 9780764497889 9780764497957 9780764498459 646847111761 Gentleness 646847111778 9780764497896 9780764497940 9780764498435 9780764498466 9780764498480 9780764498503 9780764497872 9781470703769 9781470703820 9781470703936 9781470703813 9781470703882 9781470703783 9781470703752 9781470703776 9781470703837 9781470703868 9781470703912 9781470703738 9781470703806 9781470703899 646847117664 Kindness 646847117671 9781470703745 9781470703790 9781470703875 9781470703905 9781470703929 9781470703943 9781470703721 $14.99 $5.29 $14.99 $94.99 $5.29 $9.99 $9.99 $17.99 $14.99 $14.99 $14.99 $6.99 $99.99 $5.29 $9.49 $9.49 $9.99 $14.99 $14.99 $14.99 $14.99 $14.99 $6.99 9780764455803 $9.99 646847113307 646847107580 646847109171 646847109188 646847107559 646847109164 646847107511 646847107566 646847104787 $19.99 $9.49 $9.49 $9.49 $9.49 $9.49 $9.49 $9.49 $34.99 A Quick Order Form is available on Cokesbury.com for FaithWeaver Friends. See page 2 for symbol explanation. FF13 Cokesbury.com | 800.672.1789 25 Children’s All-in-One Classroom Ages 4–12 13 sessions per volume Reproducible All Together Now 13 Sunday School Lessons When You Have Kids of All Ages in One Room Lois Keffer Each volume offers 13 fun, Bible-based programs full of creative ideas for classes with kids ages 4 to 12. You’ll save time and money—just gather a few common, inexpensive items, photocopy the handouts, and you’re ready to teach creative Bible lessons your kids will love. Each lesson comes complete with active-learning experiences to catch kids’ interest and teach them lessons they’ll remember, interactive Bible stories to help even the youngest kids grasp the real meaning of Scripture, life applications to encourage children to use what they’ve learned, take-home handouts so children can share what they’ve learned with their families, plus more—including tips to help you better understand kids! You’ll discover how to help kids of multiple ages work together as a team, learn what to expect from different age groups, and give young children the attention they crave while helping older children feel special as they help younger children learn. Group Publishing. Each $24.99 9780764478031 Fall 9780764482311 Winter 9780764482342 Spring 9780764482373 Summer Ages 5–10 13 sessions per volume Reproducible Kids’ Travel Guide Series The Kids’ Travel Guide series explores 13 of Jesus’ “greatest hits” parables. The series is structured for multi-ages—for kids from kindergarten through 5th grade—and is flexible enough to work for 2 kids…12 kids…20 kids! The lessons are easy to teach, so even beginners lead great lessons, week after week! Every lesson is packed with activities, stories, creative options, and take-home pages that kids tuck into their very own travel journals! Plus there are helpful Tour Guide Tips for teachers and Scenic Routes that stretch lessons with exciting extras. For ages 5–10. Reproducible handouts included. Group Publishing. Each $19.99 9780764470134 Kids’ Travel Guide to the Parables 9780764440052 Kids’ Travel Guide to the 23rd Psalm 9780764426957 Kids’ Travel Guide to the Armor of God 9780764423901 Kids’ Travel Guide to the Fruit of the Spirit 9780764425240 Kids’ Travel Guide to the Lord’s Prayer 9780764422249 Kids’ Travel Guide to the 10 Commandments Two age levels: preschool and elementary 13 sessions per volume Reproducible All-in-One Bible Fun 13 Lessons for Busy Teachers Are you feeling the budget pinch in your children’s ministry? Unsure of the number of children you’ll have in Sunday school each week? Have a Sunday school that doesn’t meet each week? All-in-One Bible Fun is the perfect children’s program for teachers on a budget or those looking for a simpler approach. It’s undated, so you can use it throughout the year! It features 13 complete lessons in each book; nothing more to purchase! And each lesson includes an opening, story, activity, and craft. Lessons are geared toward two age levels: preschool (ages 3–5) and elementary (ages 6–10). Reproducibles are included. Abingdon Press. Each $11.99 PRESCHOOL (AGES 3–5) 9781426707841 Heroes of the Bible 9781426707858 Fruit of the Spirit 9781426707780 Stories of Jesus 9781426707834 Favorite Bible Stories ELEMENTARY (AGES 6–10) 9781426707810 Heroes of the Bible 9781426707827 Fruit of the Spirit 9781426707797 Stories of Jesus 9781426707803 Favorite Bible Stories Ages 4–12 13 sessions per volume Reproducible All-In-One Sunday School Series Be Ready No Matter Who Shows Up Revised, updated, and packed series includes creative programs designed for ministries with mixed-age classes of children ages 4–12. Everything’s here—including special programming for the seasons and holidays. This series will work in any ministry, but it’s especially great for smaller churches that combine classes every Sunday. Also good for large churches that combine ages during summer and for any other multi-age class setting. 13 lessons per volume. Each lesson contains active learning experiences to catch kids’ interest, interactive Bible stories to help even the youngest children grasp the real meaning of Scripture, life applications to encourage them to use what they’ve learned, take-home handouts, and more. Group Publishing. Each $24.99 9780764449444 Volume 1 (Fall) 9780764449451 Volume 2 (Winter) 9780764449468 Volume 3 (Spring) 9780764449475 Volume 4 (Summer) See page 2 for symbol explanation. 26 Cokesbury Cokesbury.com | 800.672.1789 FF13 Children’s All-in-One Classroom Grow, Proclaim, Serve! One Room Sunday School Save on shipping—sign up for Cokesbury’s Quarterly Curriculum Automatic Shipment Program today. Flexible sessions Ages 3–12 See the Planning Calendar on pages 146–157 for the Grow, Proclaim, Serve! monthly Scripture focus. A Quick Order Form is available on Cokesbury.com for Grow, Proclaim, Serve! One Room Sunday School provides a comprehensive 3-year Bible study, using the same Quarterly kit Bible stories as other Grow, Proclaim, Serve! age levels. Everything you need for Sunday school is included in one convenient kit for ages 3–12—Reproducible Kid’s Book, Resource Optional DVDs Pak with CD-ROM, and Leader’s Guide. Also great for a second Sunday school hour or after-school program. Reproducible kids’ book offers dramas, puzzles, games, and other activities for both readers and nonreaders. The Resource Pak contains colorful posters, games, maps, and more. The CD-ROM features all-new music, PowerPoint presentations of lyrics and lyric sheets, and music for choir directors. The Leader’s Guide offers 13 easy-to-use, adaptable session plans. Just add basic supplies and you’re set! Extra Leader’s Guides (print or download) may be purchased separately. Optional DVDs add extra excitement with storytelling, music and movement videos, and monthly Bible verses in sign language. Abingdon Press. FALL 2013 843504041533 9781426768736 9781426768743 843504042707 843504042714 WINTER 2013–14 843504041540 9781426768767 9781426768774 843504042721 843504042738 SPRING 2014 843504041557 9781426768798 9781426768804 843504042745 843504042752 SUMMER 2014 843504041564 9781426768828 9781426768835 843504042769 843504042776 PRICE $65.99 $14.99 $14.99 $39.99 $39.99 Kit Leader’s Guide, print Leader’s Guide, download DVD (Ages 3–6) DVD (Ages 7 & Up) Cultivate the innate spirituality of children The Complete Guide to Godly Play Jerome W. Berryman An imaginative approach for telling Scripture stories that invites children to wonder about themselves, God, and the world in a way that is playful and meaningful to them. Based on the Montessori teaching method, The Complete Guide to Godly Play outlines specific storytelling techniques and use of story figures that encourage children to respond through a variety of creative activities. This method is greatly respectful of the innate spirituality of children and encourages them to use their curiosity and imagination to experience the mystery and joy of God. Morehouse Education Resources. Each $29.95 9781889108957 Vol. 1: How to Lead Godly Play Lessons 9781889108964 Vol. 2: 14 Core Presentations for Fall 9781889108971 Vol. 3: 20 Core Presentations for Winter 9781889108988 Vol. 4: 20 Core Presentations for Spring 9781931960045 Vol. 5: Practical Help from the Godly Play Community 9781931960427 Vol. 6: Enrichment Sessions 9781931960465 Vol. 7: Enrichment Sessions 9781931960472 Vol. 8: Enrichment Sessions Imaginative ways of teaching Scripture Preschool–grade 6 Based on Montessori teaching methods By same author: NEW The Spiritual Guidance of Children Montessori, Godly Play, and the Future Jerome W. Berryman This new book is an important “history-of-traditions” work in which Godly Play founder Jerome Berryman re-visions religious education as spiritual guidance and traces the history of Montessori religious education through four generations. Berryman then highlights the development of the Godly Play approach to spiritual guidance within this context and concludes with thoughts about the fifth generation and the future of the tradition. Morehouse Education Resources. Coming October 2013. 9780819228406 $30.00; $20.10 Explains Montessori religious education For leaders of children ages 3–12 See page 2 for symbol explanation. FF13 Cokesbury.com | 800.672.1789 27 Children’s Church & Worship NEW TO COKESBURY KidsOwn Worship Preschool & Elementary Quarterly Kits Don’t just teach about the Bible in your children’s church—change lives through worship that touches minds and hearts in amazing ways! Thanks to KidsOwn Worship, preschool 30–60 minute sessions and elementary children experience worship through memorable songs and impactful Bible learning. It’s flexible, easy to plan and—most importantly—effective in helping kids grow a personal relationship with Jesus. KidsOwn Worship quarterly kit fits your kids’ church program no matter how many preschool and elementary kids show up! The Kit includes everything you need for a Children’s Church program that teaches incredible lessons about Jesus’ life, death, and resurrection in refreshing ways. Your leaders will feel like pros, thanks to the in-depth Children’s Church Leader Guide. Kid-cool crafts and activities are all in the box and incredible music is waiting for you on DVD and CD. This means all of the details of your program are taken care of, allowing you to focus on changing hearts through powerful worship time. While KidsOwn Worship can be used in conjunction with any Sunday school curriculum, it is one piece of the FaithWeaver family of resources. Use KidsOwn Worship in conjunction with FaithWeaver Sunday School and FaithWeaver Friends mid-week program and watch as families learn about the same important Bible Points together—allowing them to grow in faith as a family. In each KidsOwn Worship Children’s Church Kit, you get the Children’s Church Leader Guide full of flexible, prayer-packed 30- to 60-minute worship experiences outlined in a simple, applicable way; Memorable Sing-Along Songs from the FaithWeaver DVD that reinforce Bible Points and make worship exciting; Songs From FaithWeaver CD (all the songs you’ll need for an entire quarter), plus electronic files for use with graphic presentation software. Also includes an eye-opening PowerPoint Show; Children’s Church Video (DVD), including 2- to 3-minute interactive segments that will spark great discussions; plus the Preschool Skit Book full of 2- to 3-minute interactive segments to spark great discussions. Group Publishing. Kit FaithWeaver Worship DVD Songs from FaithWeaver CD Leader Guide Preschool Skit Book FALL 2013 9780764497834 9780764497827 9780764497797 9780764497841 9780764497858 WINTER 2013–14 9781470701239 9781470702410 9781470701222 9781470701246 9781470701253 SPRING 2014 9781470703561 9781470703554 9781470703530 9781470703578 9781470703585 PRICE $124.99 $14.99 $9.99 $39.99 $18.99 Ages 5–12 Liturgical; Lectionary-based Includes CD-ROM Creative Ideas for Children’s Worship Sarah Lenton One of the biggest challenges for worship leaders and educators is coming up with ideas for including children in worship. These books provide 60 outlines—more than a year’s worth of activities and ideas, complete with artwork and visual aids. The worship outlines include simple children’s liturgies and a complete lesson or story plan that harmonizes with what the adults are doing in church on the same day. Through fun ideas, children encounter a real aspect of the Christian faith, focused on a theme to be found in the Gospel reading of the day. Each outline includes a variety of options which make them workable with small and large groups of children or single groups of mixed ages. Illustrated throughout, the text and artwork appear on the accompanying CD-ROM in full color for downloading and printing or copying. All activities were developed and used in an Anglican parish (Church of England) over the last eight years by a professional educator, artist, and experienced children’s minister. Morehouse Education Resources. Book with CD-ROM Each $39.95; $31.96 9781606740941 Year A 9781606740958 Year B Ages 5–12 Quarterly; lectionary-based 20- to 40-minute sessions Celebrate the Good News Children’s Chapel Celebrate the Good News closely mirrors Sunday readings, offering children the same worshipping opportunities that are part of the larger assembly. It gives them the chance to proclaim the gospel, profess their faith, and pray together—in their own terms and on their own turf. Quarterly materials follow the 3-year Revised Common Lectionary cycle. Includes complete, easy preparation materials with a step-by-step plan, including each week’s gospel reading and background and prayer suggestions; hands-on activities that reinforce the gospel message and involve children in interactive ways; material for 20- to 40-minute sessions; and at-a-glance material lists each week. Order one per leader. Morehouse Education Resources. Each 846863019854 846863019878 846863019892 846863019915 $22.00 Fall 2013 Winter 2013–2014 Spring 2014 Summer 2014 Also available: Celebrate the Good News Liturgy of the Word with Children (Catholic Edition) Each $22.00 846863019861 Fall 2013 846863019885 Winter 2013–2014 846863019908 Spring 2014 846863019922 Summer 2014 See page 2 for symbol explanation. 28 Cokesbury Cokesbury.com | 800.672.1789 FF13 Children’s Church & Worship Celebrates the Christian Year 52 weeks; 35–60 minutes Grades 1–3 13 sessions NEW Worship the Lord with Gladness God’s Children in Worship Rita B. Hayes A brand-new resource designed to teach children about worship. Each lesson is based on a Scripture verse or passage that the children will examine in detail. Lessons include activities, games, drama, role-play, reproducibles, and music. Each lesson provides an opportunity for the children to put into practice what they have learned. In addition, there are take-home sheets explaining the lesson and providing parents ideas for reinforcing the lesson at home. Each of the thirteen lessons contains: • Bible Praise Notes: Children examine the Scripture for the day. • Learn to Worship: Activities, games, drama, role play, reproducible and music that help the children learn about the worship theme for the day. • We Worship God: Children put into practice what they have learned. • My Family Helps Me Worship: Take-home ideas for worship in the home and reinforcing the lesson. Abingdon Press. Coming June 2013. 9781426753305 Leader’s Guide $18.99; $11.96 Around the Year in Children’s Church 52 Programs for Kids Ages 3–7 Lisa Flinn and Barbara Younger Holy days and holidays, special times and ordinary time—the celebration of the Christian Year adds spiritual meaning and depth to our lives as Christians. Around the Year in Children’s Church is a resource created to help children understand and celebrate the entire liturgical year from the first Sunday of Advent through Kingdomtide. Each of 52 active, hands-on programs feature a simple Christian message related to the season of the Christian Year or a particular holiday; a Bible verse; a story; a prayer; a time for sharing; a snack; and a musical activity, a craft, or a game. The programs are structured to last from thirty-five to forty minutes. An additional activity is included for those who want to extend children’s church to a full hour. Supplies and set-up are kept to a minimum, and the book’s easy-to-use format makes it just right for today’s busy teacher. Abingdon Press. 9781426741470 Leader’s Guide $18.99 Children’s sermons Ages 3–8 45-minute service for ages 6–12 and families CD-ROM with PowerPoint files Ages 3–7 45–60 minutes 52 weeks Moments of Wonder 52 Engaging Children’s Moments Mark Burrows Engage children with moments of wonder! This book is full of lively and Scripture-filled children’s sermons that will WOW your children! These theme-based faith experiences will help pastors share God’s love and connect with young children ages 3–8. Ideal for children’s church. Enough material for an entire year! Abingdon Press. 9781426735981 $12.99; $8.18 Children First Worshipping with the Family of God Mark Burrows A worship experience designed specifically for elementary-age children and their families. This resource offers an outline for a service that takes place the first Sunday of every month and usually lasts 45 minutes. Each service focuses on a particular theme, such as love, prayer, or thankfulness. Children will love the energy, the music, the interactive prayers, and Bible stories. Parents will love the relevant themes, the moments of quiet contemplation, and the teaching of some of the church’s cherished traditions. This helpful resource includes a CD-ROM featuring PowerPoint® files with music and words that can go along with the services. Abingdon Press. Book with CD-ROM 9781426707759 $19.99 Sharing God’s Love in Children’s Church A Year’s Worth of Programs for Children Ages 3–7 Lisa Flinn and Barbara Younger Active, hands-on programs ideal for busy leaders! Each weekly program features a simple Christian message, Bible verse, story, prayer, sharing time, singing time, snack, and a fun activity (game, craft, or activity). Additional activities included to extend children’s church to a full hour. Minimal supplies and set-up; easy-to-use format ideal for today’s busy teacher. Abingdon Press. Sharing God’s Love in Children’s Church 9780687491650 $21.99 Also available: A Year’s Worth of Children’s Church 9780687026166 $21.99 Celebrating God’s World in Children’s Church 9780687055685 $21.99 See page 2 for symbol explanation. FF13 Cokesbury.com | 800.672.1789 29 Children’s Topical Curriculum Tales of the Defended Ones Beth Guckenberger Want a dynamic kids’ mission resource? Help your kids connect their lives with the stories of children around the world. Filled with fun activities, compelling stories, biblical teaching, and practical applications., the 6-session interactive leader’s guide will help you walk kids through difﬁcult issues, including adoption, disabilities, child labor, and foster care—and lead them to ﬁnd their own answers to these questions: How do I pray. What can I give? Where can I go? Who will I serve? Special features: interactive Bible story, Bible memory passage, two intro activity options, inspiring kid story, application activity, prayer time, family connect page, conversation cards, and discuss it cube. Standard Publishing. 9780784736982 9780784736975 Leader’s Guide CD-ROM Student Book $7.99; $6.39 $8.99; $6.02 Mission resource for kids Ages 9 and up 6 sessions Also Available: Tales of the Not Forgotten 9780784735275 9780784735282 Leader’s Guide CD-ROM Student Book $7.99; $6.39 $8.99; $6.02 CrossTrainer Equipping Children to Change the World CrossTrainer, Ginghamsburg Church’s Core Discipleship Path (CDP) for children, includes seven core classes your church can offer at various times throughout each year to help children lay the foundation for faith that will last a lifetime. CrossTrainer is easy to teach and ﬁlled with fun, ﬂexible lessons. Hands-on activities are sure to keep children active, challenged, and on track as they develop lifelong relationships with God and become followers of Jesus Christ. Comprehensive program to build faith Ages 8–11 6-week classes DVD-based Each unit includes a DVD with media pieces and a CD-ROM that includes the leader’s guide, PowerPoint presentations, weekly kid’s pieces, active games, and more. The kit contains all seven units. For more details, visit Cokesbury.com and search for keyword: CrossTrainer. Abingdon Press. 843504010348 843504012236 843504012205 843504012212 843504012175 843504012182 843504012229 843504012199 Kit (one each of all 7 units) Young Believers: Becoming a Follower of Christ Uniquely You: Discovering Your Spiritual Gifts Kids on Mission Connections: The Power of Prayer God Provides iWitness: The Case for Sharing Faith Bible Boot Camp $199.99 $39.99 $39.99 $39.99 $39.99 $39.99 $39.99 $39.99 Ages 4–8 6-week study Touch the Water, Taste the Bread Exploring the Sacraments With Children Daphna Flegal This classic children’s study is freshly updated and now available both in print with CD-ROM and as a convenient download. This latest edition introduces the sacraments in an age-appropriate way. The study includes three lessons on baptism, and three lessons on Communion. Lessons will engage children with colorful PowerPoints and lively music and sound effects. Two storybooks serve as student pieces. Includes reproducibles. Abingdon Press. 9781426730917 Leader Guide with CD-ROM $14.99 (Download and MP3 Music and Sound Effects Download also available. Visit Cokesbury.com.) Storybooks also available: 9781426735974 Come, Touch the Water 9781426735943 Come, Taste the Bread $2.99 $2.99 Ages 6–9 2–5 sessions This Bread and This Cup Episcopal Communion Instruction for Children Mary Lee Wile Flexible, user-friendly sessions are adaptable for small or large groups, multiage groups, and for 2–5 sessions. Leader’s Guide includes historical and theological background; materials lists; prayers and activities, Scripture stories; and reproducibles. The full-color, interactive children’s guidebook contains activities, prayers, deﬁnitions, and writing/drawing space. Morehouse Education Resources. 9781931960366 9781931960373 Leader’s Guide Child’s Book $21.00; $14.07 $6.25; $4.19 See page 2 for symbol explanation. Cokesbury.com 30 Cokesbury | 800.672.1789 FF13 Vacation Bible School Everywhere Fun Fair VBS Come one, come all to a fun and memorable VBS! At Cokesbury’s Everywhere Fun Fair, children will experience the love of Jesus, meet welcoming friends from the Bible, and reach out to their neighbors from Japan, Zimbabwe, the United Kingdom, Australia, and Mexico. Each day they will encounter ways to love and serve God and be a neighbor to the world as they enjoy activities and experiences that demonstrate God’s welcoming love to everyone! The Starter Kit offers everything you need to kick off Everywhere Fun Fair, packaged in a fun, reusable drawstring backpack: • Director; Preschool/Kindergarten Leader; and Leader Guides for Bible Storyteller, Music, Crafts, Discovery Time, Assembly, Recreation, and Decorating, Mission, Snack, and Reﬂection Time • Sample copy of three age-level Student Books: Preschool/Kindergarten, Younger Elementary, and Older Elementary • Complete Music CD with PowerPoint slides and 2 new preschool songs • Samples of publicity and craft materials Cokesbury. 843504033552 $89.99 Includes samples of essential VBS resources For preschool to adults 5 sessions CokesburyVBS.com— plus watch for 2014 VBS themes revealed in June and July! To view a FREE recorded webinar for Everywhere Fun Fair, visit webinars.cokesbury.com. Hip-Hop Hope VBS Did you know that the originating goal of hip-hop was “Love, Peace, Unity, and Having Fun!”? Hip-Hop Hope offers Jesus as the ultimate DJ, scratching out songs of hope. He is the daring b-boy who dances through history bringing salvation. Through the lessons, music, crafts, skits, games, and moves of this Bible-based curriculum, Jesus’ words will splash pictures in the minds and hearts of participants, giving them the chance to accept Jesus as the MC of their lives! This kit offers everything you need to get started! • Worship DVD with intro video, music videos, movement instructionals and demonstrations, liturgical dance video, and a mini-documentary • Guides for Leaders: Director’s Manual; Preschool/Kindergarten, Younger & Older Elementary Bible Story Leaders; Arts & Crafts, Music & Movement, and Heritage/Drama Leader; Recipe Guide; and Outreach/Followup Leader • Student Book samples: Preschool/Kindergarten (ages 3–5), Younger Elementary (Grades 1–3), Older Elementary (Grades 4–6), and Teen • Music CD • Samples of exciting publicity and craft materials See page 2 for symbol explanation. 843504035006 $74.99 Includes samples of essential VBS resources For toddlers to adults 5 sessions VBS SHOWCASE Choose from 10 VBS themes at Cokesbury! 31 Visit VBSShowcase.Cokesbury.com FF13 Cokesbury.com | 800.672.1789 Children’s Bible Resources When children receive their ﬁrst Bible, they are naturally enthusiastic and curious about their new book—so it is an ideal time to lay the foundation for the special importance the Bible will have in their lives. These two great resources coordinate with the CEB Deep Blue Kids Bible and, used with it, encourage children to take an interest in the Bible. Abingdon Press. 8 sessions Ages 8–10 Learning to Use My Bible A Study for Children Ages 7–10, Common English Bible Version Uses fun, hands-on activities, maps, games, and charts to introduce Bible skills and prepare children for their lifelong faith journey. The Teacher’s Guide offers eight exciting sessions plus reproducible student activities. The Class Pak provides activities and games for the 8 sessions and is used alongside the Teacher’s Guide and the CEB Deep Blue Kids Bible. 9781426744235 843504027872 Teacher’s Guide Class Pak $19.99 $14.99 Finding Your Way Through the Bible A Self-Instruction Book for Elementary Boys and Girls, Common English Bible Version This self-instruction book was written to help children ages 7–10 become familiar with their CEB Deep Blue Kids Bible and learn how to use it at their own speed, at home or in the classroom. 9781426744228 Student Book $6.49 FREE RESOURCE! The Celebration of the Bible Barbara Bruce Teacher’s guide for activities for continued Bible learning. Available as a download on Cokesbury.com. Enhances any Bible study program For all ages Fun way to learn Bible verses CEB translation Ages 3–12 Sign and Say 36 Bible Verses for Children Bible Timeline An Illustrated Timeline of the Most Often Taught Bible Stories This 8-foot timeline shows dates and illustrations of key events in the Bible, and how each story interacts with or builds on other stories. Beginning with creation, the timeline leads the readers through to the life and times of Jesus and the writing of the New Testament letters. For students of all ages. Abingdon Press. 9781426744426 $24.99; $15.74 A resource for teaching favorite Bible verses using signs from American Sign Language. The volume features verses from both the Old Testament and the New Testament, Common English Bible translation. For ages 3–12. Abingdon Press. 9781426744419 $12.99; $8.18 See page 2 for symbol explanation. 32 Cokesbury Cokesbury.com | 800.672.1789 FF13 Children’s Bibles BIG QUESTIONS AND THE CEB DEEP BLUE KIDS BIBLE HAS BIG ANSWERS. KIDS TODAY HAVE An easy-to-read translation Fun graphics and features designed especially for kids! Ages 7–12 EASY TO NAVIGATE. BUILT TO CAPTIVATE. 2 GREAT NEW COVER STYLES COMING IN SEPTEMBER Kids will want to join the daring crew of Asia, Kat, and Edgar as they explore the CEB Deep Blue Kids Bible. These 3-D characters help children discover the Bible’s message through engaging four-color art, interactive call-outs, and the complete text of the Common English Bible. 9781609261368 9781609261351 NEW Coming September 2013. Polka Dot Yellow Edition Bright Sky Hardcover Edition ImageFlex Cover 3D Hardcover Imitation Leather, Burgundy DecoTone Midnight Splash $36.99; $23.30 $29.99; $18.89 $26.99; $17.00 $29.99; $18.89 $32.99; $20.78 $36.99; $23.20 Also available: 9781609260323 9781609260309 9781609260330 9781609260316 FF13 Cokesbury.com | 800.672.1789 33 Children’s Bibles & Bible Resources NRSV Ages 8–12 CEB Birth and up Children’s NRSV Bibles Ideal for promotions. For ages 8–12. Includes Old and New Testament texts, glossary, ageappropriate explanations, 24 pages of full-color maps and artwork, book introductions, and presentation page. Abingdon Press. Blue/Green Edition 9780687054008 Gift & Award Edition 9780687332458 Hardcover Simulated Leather $26.00; $16.38 $23.00; $14.49 Also available: Holy Bible Baby New Testament These pocket-sized Common English Bible gift editions feature the complete text of the New Testament, presentation pages, “Treasured Scripture Selections for Tiny Hearts,” and “Prayers and Blessings for Children.” Common English Bible. Each, $7.00; $2.99 9781609260040 9781609260033 SoftTouch Blue SoftTouch Pink Discovering Together Joyce Brown An ideal booklet to give to parents when children receive the Children’s NRSV Bible. Explains the icons and study helps in the Bible, and offers ideas for family Bible study time. For ages 7–10. Abingdon Press. 9780687491865 Booklet $2.00 Interactive Bible learning NLT Ages 6–12 Hands-on Bible NLT, Revised Experience the fun! Live the truth! The Hands-On Bible is packed with activities and experiences inviting kids to crawl inside the Scriptures and do God’s Word! Includes 102 Hands-On Bible Experiences, 52 Key Verse Activities, 31 Bible Hero Biographies, 16 Bible Bonanza Experiences, 82 Jesus Connections, 66 Bible Book Introductions, 69 Fun Facts, a Where to Turn When I’m... index, kid-friendly Q&A, and charts and maps. For ages 6–12. Tyndale House Publishing. 9781414337692 9781414337685 Softcover Hardcover $19.99; $13.39 $24.99; $16.74 Bible fun NIV Ages 9–12 NIV Adventure Bible, Revised The Adventure Bible takes you on a fun, exciting journey through God’s Word. Along the way you’ll meet all types of people, see all sorts of places, and learn all kinds of things about the Bible. Most importantly, you’ll grow closer in your relationship with God. Includes: Life in Bible Times; Words to Treasure; Did You Know?; People in Bible Times; Live It; twenty full-color pages—games, a scavenger hunt, and other Bible fun, with a jungle safari theme; book introductions with useful facts about each book of the Bible; dictionary/concordance for looking up tricky words; color map section to help locate places in the Bible; and complete text of the New International Version (NIV) of the Bible. Zonderkidz. Also available for ages 3–6: My First Hands-On Bible 9781414348308 $16.99; $11.38 9780310721987 9780310721970 9780310721994 9780310722007 Softcover Hardcover LeatherLook Tropical Pink LeatherLook Blue $22.99; $15.40 $27.99; $18.75 $32.99; $22.10 $32.99; $22.10 See page 2 for symbol explanation. 34 Cokesbury Cokesbury.com | 800.672.1789 FF13 Children’s Bible Resources 44-session kit w/DVD-ROM Ages 4–7 The Jesus Storybook Bible Curriculum Every Story Whispers His Name Invite children to join in the greatest of all adventures, to discover for themselves that Jesus is at the center of God’s great story of salvation—and at the center of their story too. 44 complete lessons including easy-to-use teacher instructions, story background material, and engaging activities for children, as well as a take-home note for parents. The curriculum kit includes a DVD-ROM with printable teaching material and student handouts, one hardcover Jesus Storybook Bible, and three audio CDs. Zondervan. 9780310684350 9780310708254 Kit with DVD-ROM Jesus Storybook Bible, Hardcover $129.99 $16.99 A school year’s worth of material Ages 5–12 Bible Black Belts Scripture with a Kick Mark Burrows Help familiarize children ages 5–12 with the Bible, giving them a solid foundation for a lifetime of faith. Up to nine months of material, each featuring a different colored belt that focuses on one main passage of Scripture and a related activity, such as a game, reflection, movement, or rhythm. Ideal for Sunday school, Wednesday evening, choir, spring break, or summer. Abingdon Press. 9781426730924 Book $13.99 13 lessons teach basic Bible truths Ages 6–12 13 Most Important Bible Lessons for Kids About God Children’s ministry leaders everywhere desire to teach kids the foundational truths of the Christian faith. These lessons, designed for upper-elementary kids, are solid, Bible-packed experiences that draw children closer to Jesus and prepare them for a lifetime of spiritual maturity. Each lesson includes: Lesson at glance, Opener, Scripture, Foundations, Relational applications, and Closing prayer. Not only does this resource give kids a solid understanding of their faith, but it also helps equip teachers to tackle the tough questions that inevitably arise. Group Publishing. 9780764470660 Book $19.99 Bible tools on CD Ages 6–12 Bible Tools for Kids Introducing a new way to help elementary children learn how to use the Bible! Bible Tools for Kids are completely digital, reproducible, and customizable Bible tools that engage children in learning Bible study skills that help them understand the big picture of God’s plan as it is laid out in his Word. Standard Publishing. 9780784718742 9780784718759 9780784718681 Dictionary & Bible Skills Activities CD Maps & Charts CD Time Line & Activities CD $14.99 $14.99 $14.99 52 Bible skits Ages 6–12 The Humongous Book of Bible Skits for Children’s Ministry 52 upbeat skits connect kids with the Bible as they act out favorite Bible stories. Reproducible scripts—simply copy and hand out! Skits are three minutes or less, and offer a part for everyone, both readers and nonreaders. Bonus CD is packed with background sound effects for each skit. Staging instructions help you naturally choreograph movements with story. Narrator role is designed for leader, for easy production and prompting. No props, just fun action. Indexed by topic and Bible character. Group Publishing. 9780764430831 Book with CD $29.99; $20.09 Bible skill builders Ages 6–12 Basic Bible Skills Active Skill-Builders for Exploring God’s Word Susan Lingo This book is full of active Bible skill builders (Scripture safaris, journaling, puzzles, mazes, cooking) and study tools (a concordance, Bible dictionary, atlas, commentaries) for helping elementary kids learn and apply God’s Word. Standard Publishing. 9780784716052 Book $16.99; $11.38 Also available: The Humongous Book of Games for Children’s Ministry 9780764423550 FF13 Book with CD $29.99; $20.09 Cokesbury.com | 800.672.1789 35 Children’s Advent & Christmas Interactive Ages 4–10 NEW Finding Bethlehem A Child’s Activity Book for Christmas Daphna Flegal; illustrated by Mike Jaroszko Your child will enjoying hearing the story of Jesus’ birth based on the Gospel of Luke as they search for Bethlehem, Mary and Joseph, and the shepherds. Includes a maze and an Advent calendar with stickers to use throughout the season. The perfect gift for every child ages 4–10 in your congregation. The children’s study contains five lessons that delve into the Luke account of Jesus birth through an adventure to find Bethlehem. The guide is simple to use, and includes reproducible activities. Abingdon Press. Coming September 2013. 9781426769061 Book Children’s Leader $1.59 $15.99; $10.07 Ages preschool–older elementary 6 sessions A Different Kind of Christmas Living and Giving Just Like Jesus, Children’s Study Mike Slaughter Share this fun and inspiring study with children during the Advent season. Based on Mike Slaughter’s popular book Christmas Is Not Your Birthday, this engaging study will help children discover the broader meaning of Jesus’ birth and experience a Christmas season with more peace and joy than any toy could ever bring. This Children’s Leader Guide contains session ideas for preschool, younger children, and older children, including reproducible handouts. Abingdon Press. 9781426753626 Children’s Study Edition $16.99; $10.70 Also available: 9781426769016 For additional age level studies of Finding Bethlehem in the Midst of Bedlam, see the Churchwide section (page 129). For additional age level studies of A Different Kind of Christmas, see the Churchwide section (page 128). Hands-on with music Large group/small group 4 sessions or one-day event The Christmas Shoppe An Advent Experience for Children Daphna Flegal and Marcia Stoner At The Christmas Shoppe children explore the story and the symbols of Jesus’ birth, peruse the Bible, create symbols of Advent as special gifts (manger, star, angel, and shepherd’s staff), and prepare to be part of the presentation of the Christmas story. Included is an intergenerational worship model that includes the presentation of the Christmas story and suggestions for making The Christmas Shoppe a one-day event. Abingdon Press. 9781426742958 Book and CD-ROM $34.99; $22.04 Ages 4–12 6 sessions Adam Hamilton’s The Journey Walking the Road to Bethlehem for Children Daphna Flegal Help children gain a deeper understanding of Christ’s birth. This 5-week study for ages 4–12 is part of Hamilton’s historical-biblical travelogue series The Journey, in which he travels from Nazareth to Bethlehem retracing Mary and Joseph’s journey. It looks at some of the stories surrounding Christ’s birth and helps children discover the real meaning of Christmas. Contains reproducible handouts. Abingdon Press. 9781426728570 Children’s Study Edition $16.99; $10.70 Also available: On the Way to Bethlehem 9781426759246 For additional age level studies of The Journey, see the Churchwide section (page 128). $1.59 What We Do in Advent An Anglican Kids’ Activity Book Anne E. Kitch; illustrated by Dorthy Thompson Perez This fun-filled activity book shows kids how to make an Advent wreath, help Mary and Joseph find their way to Bethlehem, and count the gifts the magi bring to the Christ Child. Filled with mazes, crossword puzzles, connect-the-dots, and word searches. Ages 4–7. Morehouse Publishing. 9780819221957 $8.00; $5.36 The Advent Jesse Tree Devotions for Children and Adults to Prepare for the Coming of the Christ Child at Christmas Dean Lambert Smith This book offers 25 devotions, each paired with a symbol that traces the heritage of Jesus, such as a lamb, a star, and more. Children and parents can use the line art printed with each devotion to craft meaningful ornaments. On Christmas Day, your tree will be filled with reminders of the stories of Christ’s birth. For all ages. Abingdon Press. 9781426712104 Book $16.99; $10.70 Happy Christmas Day! Daphna Flegal; illustrated by Dan Sharp This beautifully illustrated board book celebrates the magic and wonder of Christmas Day. As kids play with and read this sturdy board book, they will encounter different parts of the nativity, including Mary and Joseph, the animals, and the baby Jesus. The perfect Christmas gift for the children in your church! Ages 18 months to 2 years. Abingdon Press. 9781426751400 Board Book $2.99 See page 2 for symbol explanation. FF13 36 Cokesbury Cokesbury.com | 800.672.1789 Children’s Lent & Easter Part of a churchwide study Ages 4–8 7 sessions Reproducibles Adam’s Hamilton’s The Way Walking in the Footsteps of Jesus Join Adam Hamilton as he follows in the footsteps of Jesus from his baptism, the temptations, and moving through his ministry to the people he loved, the healing he brought, the parables he taught, and the enemies he made. Includes historical and archaeological information, and onsite videos from the biblical land. Abingdon Press. 9781426752551 Children’s Leader Guide $16.99; $10.70 Also available: NEW The Way to Easter Daphna Flegal; illustrated by Mike Jaroszko Follow the footsteps of Jesus as he travels from his baptism in the Jordan River to the garden tomb in Jerusalem. Listen to Gospel stories that show us what Jesus did and who Jesus was—God’s Son. Contains 4-color activity pages and stickers. Affordable enough to purchase one for each child in your congregation. Ages 4–10. Abingdon Press. Coming January 2014. 9781426773877 $1.59 For additional age level studies of The Way, see the Churchwide section (page 127). Part of a churchwide study Ages 4–8 and 9–12 7 sessions Adam’s Hamilton’s 24 Hours That Changed the World Studies for Children Age-appropriate 7-week study about the ﬁnal week of Jesus’ life. Contains reproducible handouts. Abingdon Press. Large-group/small-group 7 sessions or one-day event Intergenerational options The Easter Garden A Lenten Experience for Children Daphna Flegal and Marcia Stoner The Easter Garden is a special place where you come to explore the story, the symbols of Holy Week, and the Bible, making symbols of Lent as special gifts, and preparing for a presentation of the story of Easter. Features an intergenerational worship that includes the presentation of the Easter story and suggestions for making The Easter Garden a one-day event. Abingdon Press. 9781426742965 Book with CD-ROM $34.99; $27.99 For Younger Children (Ages 4–8) Daphna Flegal 9781426714306 $16.99; $10.70 For Older Children (Ages 9–12) Marcia Stoner 9781426714313 $16.99; $10.70 For additional age level studies of 24 Hours That Changed the World, see the Churchwide section (page 127). Ideal for Sunday school 18 months–2 yrs. Happy Easter Day Daphna Flegal; illustrated by Dan Sharp Parents and preschool teachers will love this fun and colorful board book that shares an important story of the Christian faith. Through simple and beautiful illustrations, Happy Easter Day introduces preschoolers to this very special holiday and the news that Jesus is alive! Abingdon Press. 9781426751417 Board Book $2.99 The Lenten Tree Devotions for Children and Adults to Prepare for Christ’s Death and His Resurrection Dean Lambert Smith The Lenten Tree contains Lenten devotions for children and adults. It also includes questions, prayers, a memory verse, and songs. Abingdon Press. 9780687062799 $16.99; $10.70 What Is Lent? Preparing for Easter Marcia Stoner What Is Lent? is like a worship tutor for kids. It’s part of a multi-topic, introductory booklet series to the essential elements of worship for ages 9 to 12. By working through the fun activities, puzzles, and games, pre-teens will learn the basic fundamentals of the church seasons...including the season of Lent. Its convenient size ﬁts nicely inside a Bible or hymnal. Abingdon Press. 9781426708480 $2.00 See page 2 for symbol explanation. FF13 Cokesbury.com | 800.672.1789 37 Children’s Teacher Resources Earth-friendly crafts Ages 6–8 Activities to teach children about faith Ages 3–10 13 lessons for holidays Ages 3–12 It Is Easy Being Green! 60 Bible Stories and Crafts with the Earth in Mind LeeDell Stickler More than a whole year of Sunday school teaching in one book! Features 60 simple “green” craft projects that children will enjoy making while learning about the Bible and building their faith. Includes reproducible pages that give clear, step-by-step instructions and a “green” materials list for teachers! A hands-on, fun way of bringing God’s Word to children. For ages 6–8. Abingdon Press. 9781426716058 $19.99; $12.59 God Talk 52 Fun Activities to Teach Children Rita B. Hayes This easy-to-use guide for adults working with children ages 3–10 focuses on how to live a life of faith in the world today. Activities center on a Scripture that engages the children’s senses and that they can read and memorize. Ideal supplement for Sunday school or children’s worship. Activities may be adapted to include preschool children. Includes reproducible pages. Abingdon Press. 9781426736155 $12.99; $8.18 Seasonal Specials for Children’s Ministry All-New Ideas for 13 Holidays Full of fun and practical ideas for all the major holidays, this book interactively connects kids to Jesus through the year’s celebrations we enjoy. For preschool–6th grade, Seasonal Specials covers 13 holidays, each with step-bystep instructions for crafts, snacks, devotions, games, songs, skits, service projects, plus more! Help kids make a Christian connection to their favorite holidays: New Year’s Day, Valentine’s Day, St. Patrick’s Day, Palm Sunday, Easter, Earth Day, Mother’s Day, Memorial Day, Father’s Day, Independence Day, Halloween, Thanksgiving, and Christmas. Group Publishing. 9780764479915 $24.99; $16.74 Looking for a resource that adds more Bible fun and learning? These Big Books are packed full of materials that help children explore the Bible. Choose from activity pages, lessons for crafty kids, read-aloud stories, or preschool puzzles. These titles will complement any Sunday school curriculum. Gospel Light. Bible-based activities Reproducible Books include CD-ROM Big Book of Bible Story Activity Pages #2 Help kids connect with the Bible. 9780830752263 Book with CD-ROM $29.99; $20.09 Big Book of Bible Lessons for Crafty Kids 52 lessons for grades 1 through 6. 9780830744008 Book with CD-ROM $29.99; $20.09 Big Book of Read-Aloud Stories #1 Stories with reproducible activities. 9780830751044 Book with CD-ROM $29.99; $20.09 Big Book of Preschool Puzzles #2 156 Fun-to-Do Bible Puzzles (reproducible) 9780830752270 Book with CD-ROM $29.99; $20.09 Choose from over 25 activity books from Gospel Light. Visit Cokesbury.com and search title Big Book of and then sort by publisher. See page 2 for symbol explanation. 38 Cokesbury Cokesbury.com | 800.672.1789 FF13 Children’s Teacher Resources Understanding digital media and today’s kids For children’s leaders Safe Sanctuaries Reducing the Risk of Abuse in the Church for Children and Youth Joy Thornburg Melton Offers tools to train leaders of the church to keep children and youth safe. This volume is updated to include information on the growing concern around the Internet and predators as well as a new section on vulnerable adults. Discipleship Resources. 9780881775433 9780881774153 9780881775600 9780881776133 10th Anniversary Edition For Children and Youth DVD For Ministers For Older Adults $25.00; $16.75 $27.00; $18.09 $15.00; $10.05 $25.00; $16.75 NEW iKids Children in the Digital Age Craig Kennet Miller Children, parents, and grandparents live in the midst of a cultural generation gap fueled by kids’ access to digital media on iPads, smartphones, and game systems which are shaping their beliefs and values. iKids will help you navigate the world of digital children and ask the tough questions adults and the church needs to face as they raise a new generation of children. Ideal for pastors, parents, children’s ministry staff, and Sunday school teachers. Abingdon Press. Coming January 2014. 9781426772276 Book $14.99; $9.44 Children’s Special Needs Welcome all God’s children into your church. Cokesbury offers resources for teachers of children with physical and/or mental challenges. Visit Cokesbury.com or call 800-251-8591. Guidelines for special needs ministry For children’s leaders Special Needs Ministry for Children Creating a Welcoming Place for Families Whose Children Have Special Needs Pat Verbal, editor There’s perhaps no better way to share and receive God’s love than through a special needs ministry to children. Do you know how these kids—and their parents—feel welcome in your church? This practical, insightful book will guide you. Packed with case studies and personal stories from recognized experts in this ministry field, you’ll learn the best ways to reach the most overlooked group of people in your community; how to launch a special needs ministry in your church; what families with children who have special needs really need from you; and much more! Group Publishing. 9780764484704 Book $18.99; $12.72 Understanding different types of disabilities For children’s leaders Helping Kids Include Kids with Disabilities Revised Edition Barbara J. Newman Help kids and their leaders welcome and include kids who have disabilities. This revised edition contains a wealth of helpful information for understanding disabilities such as autism spectrum disorder; ADHD; behavioral challenges; hearing, visual, and speech/language impairments; intellectual disabilities; physical disabilities; learning disabilities; and severe or multiple disabilities. Includes guidelines and forms, lesson plans for presenting information on each area of disability, fact sheets for adult leaders, and more. Helpful for anyone who works with children. Faith Alive Resources. 9781592557509 Book $29.99; $20.09 How to include children with special needs in church For children’s leaders Child by Child Supporting Children with Learning Differences and Their Families Susan Richardson A how-to guide to integrate children and youth with special needs into church programs and activities, including worship. With specific suggestions, samples, and processes for adapting curricula and training volunteers. Morehouse Publishing. 9780819227515 Book $14.00; $9.38 ® Lesson plans for classes of children with intellectual disabilities Available as a download Bridges If your congregation includes children or adults with intellectual disabilities and you wish to have a dedicated classroom to serve their special needs, Bridges can help. This classic quarterly curriculum resource, formerly available in print, is now offered as a download. Designed specifically for persons diagnosed with mental retardation, Bridges teaches familiar Bible stories and includes simple activities to help students learn in a nurturing and respectful environment. Material can be adapted to fit current recommendations. 13 sessions per quarter. Cokesbury. Download, per volume $7.50 See page 2 for symbol explanation. FF13 Cokesbury.com | 800.672.1789 39 TWEEN/YOUTH MINISTRY 41–46 Sunday School 47 Downloadable Studies 47–48 Bible Studies 49 Small-Group Studies 50–52 Confirmation 53 54 55 56 Seasonal Studies Activities Teacher Resources Bibles & Prayer For more studies for youth, see our Churchwide Ministry resources on pages 112–129. 40 Cokesbury Cokesbury.com | 800.672.1789 FF13 Tween Sunday School Grow, Proclaim, Serve! On the Go for Tweens The tween years are an important time in faith development. On the Go provides contemporary resources that engage tweens and build community while emphasizing a relationship with God through Jesus Christ. The Leader’s Guide includes complete lesson plans—all you need to lead and inspire tweens and help them live their faith. On the Go: A Magazine for Tweens is slick and splashy; the colorful 24-page tween magazine engages young people with timely, thought-provoking articles. The annual teaching kit includes: one Fall Leader’s Guide, one Fall On the Go Student Magazine, annual posters, and the annual Tween Leader’s CD-ROM. The large, colorful, easy-to-use posters (24" x 36") bring the sessions to life while the CD-ROM includes materials and reproducibles that enhance discovery and application. Abingdon Press. FALL 2013 9781426768583 9781426768590 9781426768606 WINTER 2013–14 9781426768637 9781426768651 9781426768668 Contemporary content speaks to today’s kids Ages 11–12 13 sessions per quarter 1-year Bible survey See the Planning Calendar on pages 146–157 for the Grow, Proclaim, Serve! monthly Scripture focus. A Quick Order Form is available on Cokesbury.com for Grow, Proclaim, Serve! Leader’s Guide, print Leader’s Guide, download On the Go: A Magazine for Tweens Also available: On the Go: Annual Teaching Kit SPRING 2014 9781426768675 9781426768682 9781426768699 SUMMER 2014 9781426768705 9781426768712 9781426768729 PRICE $9.99 $9.99 $5.99 843504042394 $39.99 Hands-on Bible Jesus had a knack for connecting eternal truths with everyday symbols his audience could touch and taste—things like coins and fish. You’ll do the same with Hands-On Bible Curriculum! When “play” turns into “active learning,” you’re teaching in a way that God wired your kids to learn best. Learning Lab is brimming with the tools you need to lead a successful Sunday school class, including creative gizmos that help kids experience God’s Word. Learning Labs include kid-tested Bible Discovery Paks, lively gizmos, CD with music and sound effects, and unique sensory teaching tools. Everything you need to connect kids to Jesus—in fun, unforgettable ways! Group Publishing. FALL 2013 9780764499487 9780764498886 9780764498985 WINTER 2013–14 9781470701796 9781470701673 9781470701734 SPRING 2014 9781470703400 9781470703288 9781470703349 SUMMER 2014 9781470705022 9781470704902 9781470704964 Active learning Memorable “one-point” lessons Ages 10–12/Grades 5 & 6 13 sessions per quarter A Quick Order Form is available on Cokesbury.com for Hands-On Bible Curriculum. Teacher Guide Learning Lab Additional CD-ROM PRICE $28.99 $74.99 $9.99 Gospel Light Sunday School The Edge Gospel Light’s proven preteen course will challenge and inspire kids with God’s Love and biblical truth and bring it home in a way that helps them relate to their everyday life. The Preteen Quarterly Kit has everything you need for one teacher and 10 students in one convenient box. The Kit includes: 1 Teacher Guide, 1 Visual Edge Poster Pack, 1 Sonic Edge CD Year 2, 10 copies Student Guides, and 10 copies Get the Edge Comics (Take-Home Papers). Gospel Light. FALL 2013 9780830761494 9780830735891 9780830735907 9780830735914 9780830735884 WINTER 2013–14 9780830761593 9780830735921 9780830735938 9780830735945 9780830735969 SPRING 2014 9780830761685 9780830735976 9780830735983 9780830735990 9780830736010 Bible to Life Small group Ages 10–12/Grades 5 & 6 A Quick Order Form is available on Cokesbury.com for Gospel Light Sunday School. Kit Teacher Guide Visual Edge Poster Pack Student Guide Get the Edges Comics Also available: Preteen Ministry Smart Pages Sonic Edge Music CD SUMMER 2014 9780830761784 9780830736027 9780830736034 9780830736041 9780830736058 PRICE $99.99 $8.99 $19.99 $3.99 $3.99 9780830737116 607135009368 $29.99 $24.99 See page 2 for symbol explanation. FF13 Cokesbury.com | 800.672.1789 41 Tween Sunday School Life application focus HeartShaper With HeartShaper, tweens will be led to discover God’s love and interact with the Bible in a way that truly relates to their lives. HeartShaper provides fun, focused Bible lessons that are perfect for classroom-based learning. Lessons can be adapted to large classes that are age-speciﬁc or small classes that include a range of ages and abilities. Each Teacher’s Convenience Kit includes a Teacher Book, activity resources, take-home resources, and a resource CD-ROM (music, printable ﬁles, teacher resources). Standard Publishing. FALL 2013 9780784744895 9780784744901 9780784744918 9780784744925 9780784744932 WINTER 2013–14 9780784744390 9780784744406 9780784744413 9780784744420 9780784744437 SPRING 2014 9780784743898 9780784743904 9780784743911 9780784743928 9780784743935 Adaptable format Grades 5 & 6 13 sessions per quarter A Quick Order Form is available on Cokesbury.com for HeartShaper Curriculum. Teacher’s Convenience Kit Teacher Book Resources Student Take-Home Papers (Pack of 5) SUMMER 2014 PRICE 9780784743393 $28.99 9780784743409 $7.99 9780784743416 $16.49 9780784743423 $4.25 9780784743430 $18.49 Buzz Sunday school has never been simpler—if it’s in the lesson, it’s in the box! Buzz helps you take the sting out of teaching Sunday school for 5th and 6th graders. Your volunteers can be ready at a moment’s notice. There’s nothing complicated about it—any leader can step right in, and everything you need is included in the kits, except pencils and paper. Tweens get to choose the activities, so they are never bored! Each quarter, tweens learn Bible truths they will remember for a lifetime. Buzz takes students and teachers on a journey to explore eight attributes of God. They will know God and feel God’s love like never before. A Quick Order Form is available on Cokesbury.com for Buzz Curriculum. Kit components include: Direction Book, 2 Extra Leader Devotions, Extra CD, Faith Buzz at Home, and various object lesson pieces. Group Publishing. FALL 2013 9780764498664 Amazing Grace 9780764498763 9780764498718 WINTER 2013–14 9781470701062 Where in the World is Jesus? 9781470701161 9781470701116 SPRING 2014 9781470704025 Raiders of the Lost Tomb 9781470704124 9781470704070 Engaging and imaginative Quarterly kits Grades 5 & 6 13 sessions per quarter For helpful reminders and tips, see the 1-year Planning Calendar on pages 146–157. Kit Kit Theme Extra Leader Devotions Extra CD SUMMER 2014 9781470705206 Outta Here! 9781470705305 9781470705251 PRICE $109.99 $2.99 $7.99 See page 20 for savings on value sets for all 5 age levels. Explore A Discipleship Series for Preteens Colleen Derr Explore provides opportunities for small-group relational discipleship that is biblically based and instrumental for spiritual formation to help ground preteens in their faith. Explore establishes routines that will move them forward in their journey and prepare them to face a world desperately in need of the Savior. Explore consists of eight books of 6-week discipleship studies. Each book culminates in a milestone celebration to encourage and recognize spiritual growth. The Leader’s Guides contain materials to lead small-group or individual discipleship lessons based on student books. Wesleyan Publishing House. 9780898274189 9780898274110 9780898274158 9780898274196 9780898274165 9780898274172 9780898275896 9780898275919 9780898275926 9780898275902 9780898275933 9780898274158 Leader’s Guide for Student Books 1 & 2 Student Book 1: Uncover the Truth about God Student Book 2: Discover Your Place in God’s Plan Leader’s Guide for Student Books 3 & 4 Student Book 3: Experience God’s Power in You Student Book 4: Encounter Your Mission for God Leader’s Guide for Student Books 5 & 6 Student Book 5: Investigate God’s Word for Yourself Student Book 6: Link Your Life to God Leader’s Guide for Student Books 7 & 8 Student Book 7: Unearth God’s Image in You Student Book 8: Represent the Evidence for God $14.99 $7.99 $7.99 $14.99 $7.99 $7.99 $14.99 $7.99 $7.99 $14.99 $7.99 $7.99 Aids spiritual formation Small-group or individual Preteens 6 weeks See page 2 for symbol explanation. 42 Cokesbury Cokesbury.com | 800.672.1789 FF13 Tween Sunday School Preteens’ toughest questions; the Bible’s smartest answers! Grapple Preteens need the truth. Grapple helps them find it in God’s Word. Based on real questions asked by real 10- to 12-year-olds—Grapple is a fun and fearless way to search the Bible for answers and build a solid faith foundation. Turn their awkward years into awesome years and discover God’s truth together. Each Grapple Pak includes: Grapple Guide with leader instructions for 12 irresistible Bible studies that encourage kids to explore the truth with their heads and their hearts; 3 thought-provoking videos to get your preteens thinking and talking, plus 3 countdown videos, all on one DVD; 12 reproducible, customizable lessons based on three quarterly themes; and 12 Grapple Dares that challenge kids to apply what they’ve learned. Group Publishing. GRAPPLE PAKS Vol. 1 Coming June 2013. 9781470704483 $69.99; $55.99 $69.99; $55.99 Vol. 3 Coming December 2013. 9781470704698 $69.99; $55.99 Vol. 4 Coming March 2014. 9781470704704 $69.99; $55.99 Vol. 2 Coming October 2013. 9781470704476 Traditional classroom, large & small groups Online component Grades 4–6 Quarterly; 45–90 minutes per session 2-year scope & sequence Interactive Easy to understand Multiple settings Ages 9–12 What Is...? Series The series that gives faith answers through interactive puzzles and games. Helps older children ages 9–12 understand and learn about essential elements of worship. Through working the fun, challenging puzzles and games, children will become familiar with each particular element. Its convenient size fits nicely inside a Bible or hymnal. Great for Sunday school or midweek programs. Abingdon Press. Each $2.00 9781426742118 9781426708480 9781426717048 9781426706776 9780687492589 9780687493272 9780687493371 What Is the Trinity? What Is Lent? What Is Pentecost? What Is Advent? What Is a Christian? What Is Baptism? What Is Communion? 9780687493173 9780687493470 9780687647316 What Is the Apostles’ Creed? What Is the Lord’s Prayer? What Is a United Methodist? Easy to lead Grades 6–8 Dwell Dive Challenge children to use their imaginations when reading God’s Story. Dwell approaches the whole Bible in a way that ignites the imagination and engages kids on a deeper level, breaking through their busy minds and producing moments of awe. By learning how people in the Bible must have felt and experienced things, kids can step into the Story. This promotes both long-term retention and deeper understanding. There aren’t a ton of supplies to gather or dramas to memorize. The story drives the weekly lessons. The sixsession units for grades 6–8 are easy to lead and full of great content to get young teens thinking and talking about faith. Use them to help your group explore and express their faith. Order one Student Book per participant. It is not required but suggested that each leader also have a Student Book in addition to a Leader Guide. Faith Alive Resources. What Do I Do When Things Fall Apart? 9781592556472 Year 1 Unit 1, Student Book 9781592556489 Year 1 Unit 1, Leader Guide $5.99 $7.99 Bible-based approach 6 sessions Created By God Tweens, Faith, and Human Sexuality James H. Ritchie This resource helps 5th–6th graders understand human sexuality in a frank, honest, and Bible-based manner. They’ll learn not only what’s happening to them physically, emotionally, and sexually, but also that sexual decisions are spiritual decisions. The Leader’s Guide CD-ROM gives you tools to train your leaders, plan and present the program, PowerPoint slides, outlines, reproducibles, plus a 20-minute DVD Assistant with samples of leader modeling and a parent session, and live workshop video segments. Abingdon Press. 9781426700385 843504002169 9781426700408 9781426700415 Leader’s Guide CD-ROM DVD Assistant Student Guide Parent Guide $25.99 $25.99 $7.99 $4.99 For new Christians or unchurched tweens 6 sessions Who Is Jesus? A Six-Week Study for Tweens Carol McDonough and Marcia Stoner An introduction to Jesus Christ for new Christians and unchurched tweens that helps tweens learn more about Jesus and what he taught, and gives a deeper look at Jesus for those who have little or no Sunday school background. Features include a short-term study for new Chrisitans and for Christian tweens needing an overview before Confirmation. Leader’s guide with reproducibles has easy-to-use format with many different learning styles making teaching fun and easy. Adaptable for retreats, Wednesday nights, day camps, and other difficult to resource settings. A two-part short-term study with 6 sessions. Extra teaching helps are in the back of the book. Abingdon Press. 9780687658008 $15.99; $10.07 Also available, while supplies last: See page 2 for symbol explanation. FF13 Why Jesus for Me 9780687658015 $15.99; $6.99 Cokesbury.com | 800.672.1789 43 Youth Sunday School Culturally relevant to youth Hands-on activities Grades 7–12 Meet the Sunday school curriculum that will make a lasting impression Encounter Multimedia Resources for Teachers and Teens Quarterly kit & components How can teens meet with God face to face? Teens need to experience God actively, firsthand—in a way that relates to their lifestyle and how they communicate. Encounter™ brings teens the message of the Bible and relates spiritual truths to the world around them. Every week, Encounter provides a complete, four-step lesson plan. Each step contains two options, allowing teachers to choose the activities for their teens. Options include “hands-on” activities like drama, art, and games, as well as intellectually engaging research, reporting, and discussion. Student pages from the student books and video, audio, and posters from the resource packet equip teachers to easily lead activities while engaging students to participate fully. Order one student book per participant. The Resource Packet contains an enhanced CD-ROM which includes posters, audio skits, video, and more lesson-driven teaching tools. The Teacher’s Convenience Kit includes one quarterly resource of each: Teacher Book, Student Book, Resource Packet, and one 13-week set of Encounter—The Magazine take-home pages. Order one per classroom. Order additional copies of the 13-week Encounter—The Magazine for students, available in sets of 5. Standard Publishing. FALL 2013 YOUNG TEENS GRADES 7–8 Teacher’s Convenience Kit Teacher Book Resource Packet Student HIGH SCHOOL GRADES 9–12 Teacher’s Convenience Kit Teacher Book Resource Packet Student ADDITIONAL RESOURCES Encounter—The Magazine Take-Home Pages (5 users) 9780784744949 9780784744956 9780784744963 9780784744970 9780784744987 9780784744994 9780784745007 9780784745014 9780784745021 WINTER 2013–14 9780784744444 9780784744451 9780784744468 9780784744475 9780784744482 9780784744499 9780784744505 9780784744512 9780784744529 SPRING 2014 9780784743942 9780784743959 9780784743966 9780784743973 9780784743980 9780784743997 9780784744000 9780784744017 9780784744024 SUMMER 2014 9780784743447 9780784743454 9780784743461 9780784743478 9780784743485 9780784743492 9780784743508 9780784743515 9780784743522 PRICE $28.99 $7.99 $16.49 $4.25 $28.99 $7.99 $16.49 $4.25 $19.49 Encounter resources are not included in Cokesbury’s Quarterly Curriculum Automatic Shipment Program. 44 Cokesbury Cokesbury.com | 800.672.1789 FF13 Youth Sunday School Save on shipping—sign up for Cokesbury’s Quarterly Curriculum Automatic Shipment Program today. Teach teens the entire Bible in 6 years using our best-selling Sunday school study for teens! Quarterly components Bible Lessons for Youth Bible Lessons for Youth is a comprehensive 6-year Bible-to-life application curriculum that applies the Bible to real-life issues teens face. Its teacher-friendly format is built around a step-bystep sequence with thought-provoking activities designed to help youth understand Scripture and apply it to their individual experiences. Bible lessons are printed in the CEB translation and are coordinated with the Uniform Lesson Series. Contains options for younger and older youth. Leader’s Guides feature a facsimile of each page from the Student Book and step-by-step teaching plans for easy planning. Student Books have actual Scripture verses (in case students don’t have their Bibles handy), plus reflections on how the Scripture relates to their lives, and activities to engage their interest. Abingdon Press. FALL 2013 WINTER 2013–14 Student Book 9781426769948 9781426767401 Leader’s Guide, print 9781426769955 9781426767418 Leader’s Guide, download 9781426773495 9781426773501 Theme Faith God: Jesus Christ also available, visit Cokesbury.com) (Leader Guide SPRING 2014 9781426769023 9781426769030 9781426769047 Hope SUMMER 2014 9781426773518 9781426773525 9781426773532 Worship PRICE $7.49 $9.99 $9.99 Grades 7–12 CEB translations Downloadable Leader’s Guide option See the Planning Calendar on pages 146–157 for the Bible Lessons for Youth monthly Scripture focus. See page 2 for symbol explanation. FF13 Cokesbury.com | 800.672.1789 45 Youth Sunday School Comprehensive 6-year program Life shaping. Faith forming. Building the foundation of a life of faith. Don’t waste your Sunday opportunity! Claim the Life’s comprehensive Sunday school curriculum follows youth for the six years that span confirmation through graduation. The annual themes are Journey, Word, and Faith for younger youth; Promise, Story, and Call for older youth. Lessons begin with Tending, an intentional ritual that helps youth develop closer relationships through tending to one another and tending to God at work in their lives and the world. The planned Teaching content is focused on one word (or phrase) that is significant to the Christian faith (Commitment, Suffering, Simplicity, Blessing, Peace, Abundant Life, for example). Lessons conclude with Sending, an intentional ritual that helps youth create SMART goals (Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Revealed, and Time-Limited), ways in which they will practice some element of being a disciple. Teachers will be able to choose a lesson plan that suits them from the two provided. In addition, they have access to images, additional activities, training, denominationally specific material, additional background, and links to music from the CD-ROM/website. Plus, classes have the benefit of being able to use the video material from the related DVD Discussion Starters, Veracity Video Vignettes and Good God Theater, below. Abingdon Press. For Younger Youth—Middle/Junior High (Grades 7–9): YEAR 1, SEMESTER 1, JOURNEY 9780687642342 Leader Guide with CD-ROM 9780687642649 Student Bookzine YEAR 1, SEMESTER 2, JOURNEY 9780687641642 Leader Guide with CD-ROM 9780687641741 Student Bookzine YEAR 2, SEMESTER 1, WORD 9780687641246 Leader Guide with CD-ROM 9780687641345 Student Bookzine YEAR 2, SEMESTER 2, WORD 9780687643639 Leader Guide with CD-ROM 9780687643738 Student Bookzine YEAR 3, SEMESTER 1, FAITH 9780687643233 Leader Guide with CD-ROM 9780687643332 Student Bookzine YEAR 3, SEMESTER 2, FAITH 9780687642731 Leader Guide with CD-ROM 9780687642830 Student Bookzine $19.99 $7.99 $19.99 $7.99 $19.99 $7.99 $19.99 $7.99 $19.99 $7.99 $19.99 $7.99 Choice of two lesson plans Two 16-week semesters Visit ClaimtheLife.com to view interactive learning plan, sample pages, and to watch a promo video. Preview related videos below at ClaimtheLife.com/VeracityVideo and ClaimtheLife.com/ggt. For Older Youth—Senior High (Grades 10–12): YEAR 4, SEMESTER 1, PROMISE 9780687641840 Leader Guide with CD-ROM 9780687641949 Student Bookzine YEAR 4, SEMESTER 2, PROMISE 9780687641543 Leader Guide with CD-ROM 9780687641444 Student Bookzine YEAR 5, SEMESTER 1, STORY 9780687643837 Leader Guide with CD-ROM 9780687643936 Student Bookzine YEAR 5, SEMESTER 2, STORY 9780687643431 Leader Guide with CD-ROM 9780687643530 Student Bookzine YEAR 6, SEMESTER 1, CALL 9780687642939 Leader Guide with CD-ROM 9780687643134 Student Bookzine YEAR 6, SEMESTER 2, CALL 9780687642533 Leader Guide with CD-ROM 9780687642632 Student Bookzine $19.99 $7.99 $19.99 $7.99 $19.99 $7.99 $19.99 $7.99 $19.99 $7.99 $19.99 $7.99 Discussion starters for youth Use with Claim the Life or as a standalone Junior high/middle school (grades 7–9) 16-week semester Use with Claim the Life or as a standalone Great for youth of all ages Good God Theater Ted & Company TheaterWorks A comedy and drama approach that helps youth understand the Bible as a cohesive story. Each of the two DVDs (Acts I and II ) contains 16 video stories and is 4–10 minutes long. Includes a discussion guide for leaders with each DVD. Abingdon Press. Each DVD $41.99* 9780687467013 Act 1: Old Testament 9780687467211 Act 2: New Testament Veracity Video Vignettes Life...Faith...Discuss A cutting-edge DVD series that engages youth to look deeper into Scripture to find truth. Each DVD contains five short videos that mix dramatic stories, documentaries, comedy skits, interviews, and music by popular Christian artists, plus a leader guide with theme-based discussion starters. Use as group discussion starters or worship sermon illustrations. Abingdon Press. Each DVD 9780687643479 9780687643578 9780687643677 $23.99 Volume 1 Volume 2 Volume 3 9780687643370 9780687465125 9780687465224 9780687464821 Volume 4 Volume 5 Volume 6 Volume 7 9780687467518 Volume 8 9780687467419 Volume 9 9780687467310 Volume 10 *While supplies last. See page 2 for symbol explanation. 46 Cokesbury Cokesbury.com | 800.672.1789 FF13 Youth Downloadable Studies LinC (Living in Christ) Youth Connecting Faith and Life For topical Bible-based lessons tied to what teens are talking about, you need LinC—freshly prepared electronic curriculum that you receive by email or download each week, linking a Bible lesson to the current issues and events that are relevant right now. Subscribe today and LinC will be emailed to you for only $9.00 a week. Download single weekly issues for only $9.00 each from Cokesbury.com. Each LinC lesson includes Bible texts, study, commentary, tailored lesson versions for younger/older teens, life application activities, questions for discussion, and “Youth Pages” (weekly reproducible teen handouts). New LinC lessons are available with just-in-time email delivery to your inbox. Cokesbury. Current topics for younger & older teens Download lessons (or have them emailed) Weekly subscription Reproducible Episcopal curriculum Download only Ages 12–14 Weaving God’s Promises for Youth Weaving Our Faith Doris Ash Weaving God’s Promises for Youth (WGPY) is a three-year, downloadable, Episcopal curriculum for middle school students ages 12–14. This is a pay-and-download item. WGPY is based on Weaving God’s Promises for children. Activities and stories are age-appropriate for middle schoolers. Year One is Weaving Our Faith and its theme is God loves us and stays with us, no matter what, to bring us back to God. Weaving Our Faith focuses on the gospel of Matthew. Morehouse Education Publishers. Available only at Cokesbury.com. YEAR ONE (DOWNLOAD ONLY) 846863018901 Attendance Under 50 846863018918 Attendance 50–99 846863018925 Attendance 100–149 846863018932 Attendance 150–199 846863018949 Attendance 200–299 846863018956 Attendance 300–499 846863018963 Attendance 500+ $99.00 $109.00 $149.00 $179.00 $219.00 $299.00 $369.00 3-year scope & sequence For Weaving God’s Promises resources for Ages 3–11, see the Children’s section (page 22). Youth Bible Studies Who, Me? This Bible study series for youth groups explores the lives of biblical characters, highlighting God’s faithfulness and the extraordinary ways God calls and uses ordinary people to carry out God’s mission in the world. Each CD includes printable leader resources and student handouts. FaithAlive Resouces. Studies include: CD-based studies 4–6 sessions each Mary Surprised by God Sara Leo Mary was called to more than just motherhood and her story shows us the many ways we can be used to fulﬁll God’s purposes throughout our lives. 9781592557530 CD, 4 sessions $14.99 Joseph God’s Messy, Complicated Perfect Plan Jeremy Kamper Patient faith and God’s grace shine through Joseph’s journey of betrayal, enslavement, temptation, and abandonment to help us see that God is with us, even when things seem far from perfect. 9781592557523 CD, 6 sessions $14.99 Peter Rocked by God Chris Theule-VanDam From fair-weather follower to a founder of the church, Peter and his story show God’s grace working through our doubts and denials to form us into disciples of Christ. 9781592557547 CD, 6 sessions $14.99 Jonah Running from God Sara Leo Each of us has a story to tell, but not everyone ends up in the belly of a ﬁsh. The story of Jonah’s interaction with God helps us explore the themes of God’s will, prayer, repentance, and grace. 9781592557516 CD, 4 sessions $14.99 See page 2 for symbol explanation. FF13 Cokesbury.com | 800.672.1789 47 Youth Bible Studies Studies for Junior High students NEW Bible Stuff 5 Weeks of Small-Group Video Curriculum The Bible Stuff series digs into the Bible and puts a practical, relevant face on deep biblical truths. Each DVD series includes video of 8- to 10-minute lessons along with leader guides. Each leader guide has probing questions that will help your students open up and really wrestle with these questions. Group Publishing. Small-group DVD video-based 5 weeks Volume One Kurt Johnson 646847121210 CD & DVD $34.99 Volume Two: God’s Story Kurt Johnson 646847124433 CD & DVD $34.99 Volume Three: Hearing God’s Call Johnny Scott and Heather Flies 646847170744 CD & DVD $34.99 Also perfect for Junior High: Messy Stuff Finding Hope In the Midst of Everyday Struggles Heather Flies 646847168291 CD & DVD $34.99 The Red Stuff Exploring the Words of Jesus Scott Rubin 646847127458 CD & DVD $34.99 Reach Out Don’t Freak Out Greg Stier 646847170201 DVD $29.99 9780764464591 Devotional $8.99 Smart Stuff Trusting That God’s Way Is the Wisest Way Kurt Johnson with Katie Edwards 646847165771 CD & DVD $34.99 646847165764 CD & DVD $34.99 Tempting Stuff Helping Teenagers Battle Everyday Temptations Kurt Johnson with Katie Edwards NEW Tuff Stuff Kurt Johnson 5 Weeks of Small-Group Video Curriculum Kurt Johnson tackles the hard questions on living life that he gets from his own junior high students in Tuff Stuff. Each DVD series includes video of Kurt teaching five lessons, along with leader and student guides. Group Publishing. 646847121234 CD & DVD $34.99 Active Bible Studies 20 Experience-Driven Bible Studies for Junior Highers Kurt Johnson and Katie Edwards Each lesson is based on a teachable passage and features clear lesson plans, fun activities that tie into each lesson, discussion questions, and more. Truly a turnkey ministry resource. Group Publishing. 9780764462177 Book & CD $29.99 Help teens see beyond themselves and motivate them to change the world 4-week DVD video curriculum For Junior High students Something Bigger Heroes of the Faith Laurie Polich Short and Chase Allcott Teenagers inherently feel the call to live for something bigger, to do something that makes a difference, to become people who impact the world around them. But many of those same teenagers wonder how they can best respond to that call. Something Bigger will help your students explore four important decisions that will open the door to God’s work in their lives. Drawing on the lives and faith experiences of four biblical characters, youth ministry veterans challenge teenagers in each session to examine their lives and take practical, real-world steps to grow in their faith. Group Publishing. 9780764479243 CD & DVD $29.99; $23.99 Something Bigger, Part 2 Heroes of the Faith Laurie Polich Short and Chase Allcott Something Bigger Part 2 will help your students consider a series of essential practices and habits that can launch a lifelong journey of doing great things for God. In each lesson, youth ministry veterans guide teenagers through the pages of the Bible to discover the accounts of people whose lives made a difference—and each week, they offer practical, real-world steps your students can use to follow a similar path. Includes insightful lessons on four Old Testament heroes: Daniel, Esther, Joshua, and Samuel. Group Publishing. 9780764479250 CD & DVD $29.99; $23.99 48 Cokesbury Cokesbury.com | 800.672.1789 FF13 Youth Small-Group Studies Support your local student ministry with Uncommon youth resources Uncommon Group Studies Jim Burns and Kara Powell The high-octane, student-friendly activities in Uncommon Group Studies will help youth leaders show—not just tell—the timeless truths of the Bible in a transforming way. Flexible format, including all-new content, contains modules that are easily modified by youth pastors and leaders to meet the unique needs of their group. Regal Books. Flexible format Age-level books include 12 flexible sessions FOR JUNIOR HIGH AGES 12–14 NEW 9780830760916 9780830746422 9780830747269 9780830761364 9780830755226 9780830756438 Dealing with Pressure and Change The Christian Life The Life of Jesus Listening to God The New Testament The Old Testament Book Book Book Book Book Book Book Book Book Book Book Book Book & CD-ROM Book & CD-ROM Book & CD-ROM $14.99 $14.99 $14.99 $14.99 $14.99 $14.99 $14.99 $14.99 $14.99 $14.99 $14.99 $14.99 $34.99 $34.99 $34.99 FOR HIGH SCHOOL AGES 14–18 9780830762118 Dealing with Stress and Crisis 9780830746446 The Christian Life 9780830747269 The Life of Jesus 9780830747894 Resisting Temptation 9780830755660 The New Testament 9780830756452 The Old Testament FOR LEADERS 9780830763801 9780830746330 9780830747252 Bible Studies & Small Group Resources Bible Study Outlines & Messages Stories & Illustrations 32 sessions Virtually no prep Attitude 32 Powerful Sessions on Real-Life Issues for Teens Dirk de Vries Each Scripture-based session contains a 2-page facilitator’s guide that makes preparation a breeze. A 2-page reproducible participant paper features articles, commentary, and activities. Each volume includes an introduction and overview of the entire Attitude series with Scripture and topical indexes. An ideal, flexible resource for group meetings, retreats, or in classroom sessions. Morehouse Education Resources. Each $17.25 9781889108421 Vol. 1: Wholeness and Holiness 9781889108438 Vol. 2: Life Skills 9781889108445 Vol. 3: Changing the World God’s Story, Your Story Youth Edition Max Lucado Being a teenager isn’t always easy. From homework to afterschool jobs to having to think about the future, life can feel chaotic. But did you know the chaos and confusion, as well as the joy and excitement are part of God’s plan? In this teen adaptation of God’s Story, Your Story, Max Lucado explores the divine narrative in the New Testament, as well as several contemporary examples, to show how everyday life is part of God’s bigger redemption story, and that God is there, no matter what you may face in your life. Includes real teen responses and real-life application questions. Zondervan. 9780310725466 $12.99; $8.70 Small groups. retreats Older hIgh school, young adult The Seven Deadly Sins A Survival Guide Rebecca Konyndyk DeYoung This fascinating study explores the traditional concept of the “seven deadly sins” and shows how identifying and fighting sins like pride and greed can help teens and young adults walk with Christ more faithfully. FaithAlive. 9781592554201 9781592554218 Student Book Leader Guide $6.99 $18.49 For adult study, God’s Story for You, see the Adult section (page 107). Cokesbury.com FF13 | 800.672.1789 49 Youth Confirmation CONFIRMATION is not the beginning or the end of the faith journey— it’s about making disciples! Credo Confirmation Program The Credo confirmation program is not your conventional classroom experience! It brings worship, Sunday school, Bible study, service, and church ministries into confirmation. Use Credo any way you want to use it: over a semester, the course of a school year, a 3-year span, or however you want to plan it. In addition to print components, Credo has vast and dynamic web content for leaders and confirmands at CredoConfirmation.com. The Director’s Binder has access to web content that includes training for leaders, adult mentors, and parents; updates; additional ideas; promotional materials; and networking opportunities. And confirmands have their own section of the website to support what they’ve learned in class with lesson summaries, plus games and quizzes designed to reinforce their faith formation. Cokesbury. Easy to follow Reasonably priced For groups of all sizes A variety of schedules To view a FREE recorded webinar for the Credo family of resources, visit webinars.cokesbury.com. Student Journal Devotional readings, key information, and questions for journaling. 9781426706257 $10.99 Director’s Tools Guides you in planning and implementing all aspects of your confirmation program: session plans, retreat plans, reproducibles, and other resources. 9781426706240 $74.99 Confirmation Teaching Plans for 8 Weeks Eight 90-minute class plans. 9781426742194 $26.99 Teaching Plans for Including Youth With Special Needs Lesson formats provide a clear and structured outline that meets the requirements of individuals with physical and cognitive challenges. 9781426740428 Downloadable file only. Order at Cokesbury.com. $14.99 Guide for Parents, Mentors, and Adult Leaders Learn what confirmands learn about confirmation. 9781426706271 $7.99 Director’s Tools for Small Churches Session plans/activities adapted from the original Director’s Tools for groups of 5 or fewer. Scheduling options: 18 sessions in 36 weeks (school year) to fewer sessions with retreats added. 9781426715310 $29.99 Session Plans Features only the lesson plans for 18 confirmation class sessions. For churches that have multiple confirmation program teachers. 9781426706264 $26.99 Multimedia Teaching Tools 18 videos, PowerPoint slides, and more. 9781426736292 $39.99 DVD, CD-ROM, & Leader’s Guide Check out the user-requested upgrades to our website, including the new message board, Credo Forum. Visit us at credoconfirmation.com. Facebook.com/CredoConfirmation Twitter.com/CredoConfirm Credo Confirmation TalkPoints® Frank Nelson TalkPoints helps involve mentors and parents in confirmation, leading to greater participation and more meaningful dialogue outside the classroom experience. Involve parents & mentors in confirmation Ice breakers When adult mentors and teens first get together, conversation can be challenging, especially when talking about faith and life issues. TalkPoints helps break the ice by bridging the experience gap with open-ended questions that both the mentor and the teen read, reflect on, and respond to. Resources are written in a way to help participants feel comfortable opening up when working together. Cokesbury. TalkPoints for Mentors and Youth. 9781426757556 $7.99 A Quick Order Form is available on Cokesbury.com for Credo. 9781426757624 TalkPoints for Parents and Youth. $7.99 See page 2 for symbol explanation. 50 Cokesbury Cokesbury.com | 800.672.1789 FF13 Youth Confirmation Instructions for planning and leading a worship service Two retreats 8 sessions Credo Faith Formation for Older Youth and Young Adults Confirmation in The United Methodist Church is a repeatable rite. While many churches confirm youth in early adolescence, there is a need for ageappropriate confirmation resources for older youth and young adults. Credo Faith Formation for Older Youth and Young Adults provides a different kind of confirmation experience—one that reflects the greater life experience and thinking capacity of this age group. The study is made up of six units covering God, Jesus, Holy Spirit, Prevenient Grace, Justifying Grace, and Sanctifying Grace, with the emphasis on baptism and Holy Communion. The units offer multiple learning activities, as well as discussion starters, from which the leader can choose based on the needs of the group. The resource also includes instructions on how to plan and implement two retreats: the focus of Retreat 1 is on the sacraments, while Retreat 2 focuses on helping participants identify their gifts and put those gifts to use as God calls them into service throughout their lives. Cokesbury. 9781426751448 9781426751479 Leader Guide Student Journal $19.99 $10.99 Credo Confirmation Bulletins Help spread the confirmation message through the entire church using this bulletin featuring the three themes of Credo. This bulletin is ideal for Confirmation Sunday or any service throughout the year aimed toward a personal relationship with God. Letter-size for printing; folds to 5 ⁄ " x 8 ⁄ ". 9781426726033 Package of 50 $4.99 Credo Confirmation Certificates These striking certificates allow confirmands as well as their leaders to commemorate the milestone of their confirmation. Measures 8 ⁄ " x 11". For Confirmands A great memento of an important step in the Christian journey. 9781426745546 Package of 6 $7.75 Have You Experienced the Fun of the Quad Game? For Leader Appreciation Express your thanks to leaders and helpers. 9781426745553 Package of 6 $7.75 Confirmation Jewelry The Quadrilateral Game A Wesleyan Trivia Challenge for All Ages Looking for a new way to engage your confirmation group, Sunday school class, youth fellowship meeting, or all-church gathering? The Quadrilateral Game is a quiz-show style competition based on the Wesleyan Quadrilateral: Scripture, tradition, reason, and experience. In each contest, teams of players test their knowledge of the Bible and the history and traditions of the church. They use reason to work brain teasers and cooperation to complete an experience. The game includes several dozen sets of questions and experiences, divided by ability level. There are games for children, families, and church leaders as well as a level of games for youth that reviews material covered in the Credo confirmation program. Cokesbury. 843504033743 843504034344 CD-ROM $9.99 Downloadable file only, order at Cokesbury.com $9.99 Credo Confirmation Wristband Keep the confirmation commitment close at hand. Burgundy wristbands are imprinted with “Credo” on one side; “Know, Confirm, Live” on the other. 9781426749063 Package of 12 $11.99 Credo Confirmation Cross Necklace Pewter color cross for boys or girls is imprinted with “Credo” and the Credo motto, “Know, Confirm, Live.” Cross is approximately 1" and is packaged for gift giving. Incudes an 18" silvertone chain. 843504031978 Each $9.99 See page 2 for symbol explanation. FF13 Cokesbury.com | 800.672.1789 51 Youth Confirmation & Baptism Excellent study for confirmation classes Youth & adults NEW What Did Jesus DO All Day? Discovering the Teen Jesus Felicia Silcox What Did Jesus Do All Day? bridges today’s world and the world Jesus knew. Archaeological discoveries, historical writings, and early-Jewish studies continue to uncover what everyday life was like back then. Like us, Jesus’ contemporaries worked and studied hard, worshipped in community, and observed holidays with family and friends. Like us, they struggled with temptation and sin, failure and loss, political upheaval and war, betrayal and violence, sickness and death. Somehow, the closer we look into Jesus’ world, the more familiar it feels— and the more his words ring true. Morehouse Publishing. 9780819227935 $18.00; $12.06 See page 143 for confirmation supplies and gifts. Junior high/middle school (ages 12–14) 8 or 35 sessions We Believe: Professing Our Faith A Confirmation Curriculum Provides youth with a foundational understanding of the Reformed Presbyterian faith and presents the biblical foundations and theology of the Apostle’s Creed, the Ten Commandments, and the Lord’s Prayer. Additionally, it invites young people to explore the meaning of their baptism and their participation at the Lord’s Supper, as well as learn about church polity, stewardship, spiritual practices, worship, and mission. The scope and sequence echoes the emphases of the Study Catechism (confirmation version). Congregational Ministries Publishing. 533113 533211 536118 Leader’s Guide Student’s Notebook, 35-session course Student’s Notebook, 8-session course $72.95 $9.50 $4.75 For additional age level studies of We Believe, see the Churchwide section (page 126). Episcopal specific Youth, adult, or intergenerational programs I Will, with God’s Help Episcopal Confirmation for Youth and Adults Mary Lee Wile Developed with the help of Episcopal educators, clergy, and theologians. The adaptable format works as a traditional 6- to 12-week program (at a confirmation retreat or conference), or as a sacramental supplement to other 2- to 3-year programs. Built on the Baptismal Covenant from The Book of Common Prayer, it reflects on Episcopal heritage and belief, liturgy and prayer. A mentor’s guide offers suggested Scripture readings, discussion questions/topics, and prayers. Morehouse Education Resources. 9781889108735 9781606740569 9781889108742 Leader’s Guide Mentor’s Guide Youth Journal $22.00; $14.74 $7.25; $4.86 $6.50; $4.35 9780819222206 Also available: 9780819222565 Teen’s Guide Leader’s Guide, download Episcopal specific Linked to Book of Common Prayer My Faith, My Life A Teen’s Guide to the Episcopal Church Jenifer Gamber; foreword by Katharine Jefferts Schori Lively, informative, and never condescending, this book is closely linked to the Book of Common Prayer. It covers church history, sacraments, the meaning of prayer, and ministry. A great resource for confirmation class, youth group, and high school Christian education programs. Morehouse Publishing. $18.00; $12.06 $6.00 Baptismal preparation for youth Classroom & experiental Passage Into Discipleship Guide to Baptism Christopher W. Wilson Designed to help older children and youth prepare for the act of baptism, this book teaches what it means to walk a Christian journey. It incorporates four learning models: classroom instruction, community/communal hands-on experiences, mentoring, and a concluding daylong retreat. Topics include confession, contrition, covenant, community, and connection—each coupled with Scripture and daily life applications. Chalice Press. 9780827230088 $14.99; $9.44 Interactive baptism & confirmation learning experience Tour Of Life A Baptism and Confirmation Journey Jeff Wright Draw confirmation and baptism candidates into a deeper faith with this interactive learning experience. They’ll see God’s hand at work in all stages of their lives. Paired with a mentor, candidates are led by groups on a journey through the seasons of life, in a variety of settings—a hospital birthing center, a school classroom, a funeral home, and more. They will explore connections between the church’s truths and their everyday experiences. Chalice Press. 9780827236615 $10.99; $7.36 FF13 52 Cokesbury Cokesbury.com | 800.672.1789 Youth Seasonal Studies NEW Finding Bethlehem in the Midst of Bedlam An Advent Study for Youth James W. Moore; adapted by Mike Poteet For youth, who are often spared the headaches of holiday-season logistics, Christmas represents a break from school, presents, and an endless supply of sweets. But youth face plenty of problems and pressures that don’t take time off for Christmas. And the idea that Advent and Christmas are supposed to be the happiest time of the year might not sit well with youth who are sick, grieving, anxious, and lonely. Help teens experience the hope of Christ amid the commotion, confusion, and challenges of their day-to-day lives. Finding Bethlehem in the Midst of Bedlam for Youth is adapted by popular Bible Lessons for Youth writer Mike Poteet from the 2013 all-ages study by James W. Moore. The youth study has five chapters, one for each Sunday of Advent and one for Christmas. Leaders and participants work from the same book, which includes readings for reflection, flexible age-appropriate teaching-and-learning activities, and a short devotional reading for each day of the Advent season. Abingdon Press. Coming in September. 9781426768996 $7.99; $5.03 ( also available in September, visit Cokesbury.com) New Advent/Christmas study Youth edition of the all-ages study 5 sessions For additional age level studies of Finding Bethlehem in the Midst of Bedlam, see the Churchwide section (page 129). Great Advent study Youth edition 5 weeks, churchwide A Different Kind of Christmas Living and Giving Like Jesus Mike Slaughter A practical and inspirational study for youth during the Advent season. Based on Mike Slaughter’s popular book Christmas Is Not Your Birthday, this engaging study will help youth reclaim the broader missional meaning of Jesus’ birth and experience a For additional age level Christmas season with more peace and joy studies of A Different than any toy or gadget could ever bring. Kind of Christmas, This five-week resource for youth includes see the Churchwide leader helps and provides resources for section (page 128). incorporating A Different Kind of Christmas Small Group DVD With Leader Guide and for leading a book study of Christmas Is Not Your Birthday. Abingdon Press. 9781426753619 $8.99; $5.66 ( also available, visit Cokesbury.com) Great Lenten study Youth edition 7 weeks, churchwide The Way Walking in the Footsteps of Jesus Adam Hamilton The third and final churchwide study in Hamilton’s trilogy exploring Jesus’ birth (The Journey: Walking the Road to Bethlehem); death and resurrection (24 Hours That Changed the World); and now, life and ministry. Follow in Jesus’ footsteps through For additional age level his baptism, temptations, and ministry. This studies of The Way, youth study book with leader helps combines see the Churchwide historical information and archaeological data section (page 127). and contains resources for worship, promotion, and churchwide initiatives. The DVD component (used for adult classes but also for youth) includes on-location videos from the stories. Abingdon Press. 9781426752544 $8.99; $5.66 ( also available, visit Cokesbury.com) Advent/Christmas study Youth edition 5 weeks, churchwide Adam Hamilton’s The Journey For Youth Jason Gant This 5-session, youth-edition participant book is for ages 13–18. Like the children’s and adult study resources, it takes a personal look at some of the stories surrounding the birth of Christ and includes historical information and archaeological data. Also includes leader helps. The DVD used with adult classes is also ideal for use with youth. Abingdon Press. ( also available, visit Cokesbury.com) 9781426714320 Great Lenten study Youth edition 7 weeks, churchwide Adam Hamilton’s 24 Hours That Changed the World For Youth Jason Gant Based on Adam Hamilton’s popular series, 24 Hours That Changed the World For Youth offers an age-appropriate perspective on Jesus’ final day on earth. This sevenweek participant book includes leader helps and provides resources for incorporating the small-group DVD video and doing a book study of the original book. Abingdon Press. ( also available, visit Cokesbury.com) For additional age level studies of The Journey, see the Churchwide section (page 128). 9781426728587 $8.99; $5.66 For additional age level studies of 24 Hours That Changed The World, see the Churchwide section (page 127). See page 2 for symbol explanation. FF13 $8.99; $5.66 Cokesbury.com | 800.672.1789 53 Youth Activities NEW Book of Fidgets A Jot and Doodle Journal for Christian Youth Creativity-based Relates to seasons of Christian calendar Young people today are notorious for having short attention spans. And after spending 35 hours each week in school and several more studying and doing homework, they aren’t interested in coming to church and getting something that looks like a textbook or worksheet. Enter Book of Fidgets, an interactive “doodle journal” that gives youth space to jot, sketch, scribble, and be creative. Instead of filling in blanks or completing crossword puzzles, youth will doodle. They will create. They will have the freedom to go wherever their brains—and, more importantly, the Spirit—leads them. Fidgets includes material for 52 youth group programs, along with a host of other doodling prompts for when youth are waiting for things to get started or when their hands need to be doing something so that their minds can focus. Fidgets offers doodle-centric sessions related to the seasons of the Christian calendar, cultural holidays (such as Thanksgiving and Super Bowl Sunday), Scripture, and topics that teens care about. Abingdon Press. Coming September 2013. 9781426769863 $11.99 FREE downloadable Leader Guide available online with the purchase of the printed resource. All-inclusive, video-based program Flexible, contemporary new study for youth Fun & instructive activities Less time planning; more time engaging Sunday school, youth groups, or retreats Ready-to-Go Ready-made events come complete with everything you need to easily prepare and smoothly execute fun, instructive, and relevant youth activities. The fully developed plans allow youth leaders to host youth events of substance and quality, with a minimal up-front time investment. Ready-to-Go books contain comprehensive plans for retreats, lock-ins, fundraisers, youth missions, service projects, and devotions. In addition to coordinated devotional plans, discussions, and activities, they include all the event accessories such as publicity flyers and parental forms. Abingdon Press. Each, $19.99 9780687492916 9780687335077 9780687492176 9780687492275 9780687492817 The Power of Youth Rodger Nishioka on Being Visionaries and Prophets Rodger Nishioka with Bronwyn Skov Exciting, innovative, and fresh, this new resource aims squarely at today’s youth with an all-inclusive program featuring video, leader’s guide, and reproducible handouts. Eight 3- to 5-minute video clips drawn from the 2011 Episcopal Youth Event featuring Rodger Nishioka set the stage for an engaged discussion among a group of teens moderated by Bronwyn Skov. The videos focus on what it means for youth to be visionaries and prophets in today’s teen culture. At times challenging, often amusing, and always relevant, these presentations challenge your own group to “keep the discussion going” using the included study materials. Help your teens discover The Power of Youth! Morehouse Education Resources. 846863019137 $49.95 In this series: Youth-Group Activities Fundraisers Devotions for Mission & Service Service Projects Retreats & Lock-Ins Transformed by mission trip Package of 5 Reentry What I Learned on My Mission Trip Hank Hillard Groups often spend months preparing for a mission trip but, too often, after youth come home, they go on with their lives as though nothing happened. Mission experiences should be transformative. This guide helps youth process and apply the mission experience, both on the way home from a trip or after they return. Through group discussion, individual reflection, Bible study, and journaling, they’ll see how they used their unique gifts in service of God and others and discover how to apply what they have learned and to make mission a way of life. Developed and tested by the Division on Ministries With Young People at the General Board of Discipleship. Abingdon Press. 9781426753671 $14.99 Create classrooms in the community Day camp opportunity Destination Unknown: Missions 30 Excursions to Transform Your Community Sam Halverson Destination Unknown Mission has 30 singleevening or single-afternoon excursions which introduce your youth to ministries, organizations, causes, and more. The activities allow you and your group to work together to help in your community, while helping each person to find a place to make a long-term commitment. Also included are instructions for organizing and operating a week-long day camp for children in the community, along with a retreat to allow more reflection and visioning. There, youth will prayerfully discern ways to serve the community and make a difference. Abingdon Press. 9781426753794 $19.99 See page 2 for symbol explanation. Cokesbury.com 54 Cokesbury | 800.672.1789 FF13 Youth Teacher Resources Multisensory worship experiences For youth of all ages Worship Feast Offer youth electrifying, multisensory, soulfilling worship experiences. Creatively capture their interest by blending a diverse range of ancient and modern worship practices. Engage them with a combination of group participation, silent meditation, and sacred symbolism. Move them with ancient chants and contemporary Christian rock. Impact your youth with worship that leaves them inspired…and full. Abingdon Press. In this series: 9781426715730 9780687044597 9780687063673 9780687465422 9780687643998 9780687739325 9780687741816 9780687741915 Outdoors Dramas Services Advent and Christmas Lent and Easter Taizé Songbook Readings Taizé Services with Split Track CD $19.99 $19.99 $19.99 $19.99 $19.99 $6.99 $19.99 $19.99 Addresses problems & provides creative, strategic, & tactical solutions NEW Youth Ministry What’s Gone Wrong and How to Get it Right David Olshine The Youth Ministry “movement” appears to be doing a lot of important work— retreats and camps, books and seminars, conferences and leadership symposiums— but many youth leaders quietly doubt their effectiveness in reaching and making a difference in the lives of young people. Spiritual apathy seems to be increasing. Young people are biblically illiterate, find the church to be irrelevant, and are leaving the church by the droves, if they ever attended in the first place. Youth Ministry shines a revealing light on standard youth ministry practices, helps the reader to see what needs to change, and is full of practical ideas that work in real churches, and includes perspectives from current youth ministry leaders. Abingdon Press. Coming October 2013. 9781426757730 $18.99; $11.96 ( also available in October, visit Cokesbury.com) Practical guidance for spiritual formation OMG A Youth Ministry Handbook Kenda Creasy Dean Most contemporary young people know “OMG” means “oh my God,” but most don’t know what that has to do with the Ten Commandments, much less that it breaks one of them. Christians should hear the phrase differently. It can be a prayer, a plea, a petition, a note of praise, or an unbidden entreaty that escapes our lips as we seek Christ for the young people we love. Using six lenses the authors detail current practices and tease out underlying questions as youth ministry becomes more self-consciously aligned with practical theology. Abingdon Press. 9781426700088 $25.99; $16.37 ( also available, visit Cokesbury.com) Practical ideas Thriving Youth Ministry in Smaller Churches Secrets for Cultivating a Dynamic Youth Ministry Rick Chromey and Stephanie Caro The average church in America has around 75 members. There’s no reason why “small” has to equal “less” when it comes to healthy, thriving youth ministry. In this stereotypebusting examination of “smaller” (don’t call ‘em “small“) youth ministry, the authors provide clear biblical and philosophical direction along with a host of practical ideas. You’ll discover strengths you didn’t know you had, and realize that what you thought were obstacles were only excuses. Group Publishing. 9780764440519 $11.99; $8.03 Builds lasting faith Flexible format Faith building through active-learning techniques The 13 Most Important Bible Lessons for Teenagers Complete Meetings for Youth Groups and Sunday School Teenagers with a firm faith foundation, who know what they believe and why, aren’t easily swayed by challenges to their faith. This book gives you the tools to build the basics of faith. Teenagers apply their beliefs to daily living through active-learning techniques—no boring lectures or note taking—that hold their interest and keep them involved. Features concise instructions and easy-to-use handouts. Lessons can be used one at a time or in multisession youth group, Sunday school, confirmation, or new-Christian classes. Group Publishing. 9781559452618 $21.99; $14.73 See page 2 for symbol explanation. The Top 13 Questions about God Intense Discussions for Youth Ministry Hard questions. Solid answers. Rock-solid faith. Jesus didn’t duck challenging questions. And neither do your students. Help students build a faith that can handle the tough questions. You’ll find 13 interactive, discussionprovoking lessons on tough questions youth leaders overwhelmingly chose as most pressing for their students. Incudes reproducible student pages and a flexible format that will work in youth meetings, Sunday school, small groups or in parachurch ministry meetings. Group Publishing. 9780764424267 FF13 $21.99; $14.73 Cokesbury.com | 800.672.1789 55 Youth Bibles & Prayer Books Bible & booklet package for grads Easy to understand Portable version NRSV for youth Enhanced explanations & concordance NEW CEB Common English Bible Life Gear for Grads This special package for graduates includes a Thinline edition of the Common English Bible with a designer cover in complementary blues, stitching, and burnishing, plus a small booklet filled with humorous and inspirational life lessons. An ideal gift for a high-school or college graduate, the Common English Bible Life Gear for Grads gives spiritual and life insights relevant to this special time in a person’s life. It features 9-point type, a ribbon, round corners, heat burnishing, stitching, a gift box, plus the 32-page booklet with content helpful to the graduate. 9781609261252 $34.99; $22.04 New Revised Standard Version Youth Bible with Apocrypha CEB Common English Bible Pocket Thin Edition Fitting well into a coat pocket or purse, the Common English Bible Pocket Thin Edition is portable, easy-to-carry and includes readable 7-point type, a slim size, black letter text, presentation page, in-text subject headings, and translation footnotes. The DecoTone Butterscotch Garden style features a magnetic closure. The EcoLeather Black style features a zippered closure. DecoTone Butterscotch Garden 9781609261009 $29.99; $18.89 EcoLeather Black, not shown 9781609261016 $32.99; $20.78 This Bible uses clear, contemporary English that remains true to the original meaning of the Scripture texts. It includes topical subject footers on each page; textual and explanatory footnotes for enhanced understanding; tables of measures and weights used in the Bible; chronological tables of rulers during biblical times; and a select concordance for easily finding specific topics. Features 8-point type. Morehouse Church Supplies. 9780819260468 $15.00; $10.05 Prayers drawn from The Book of Common Prayer Call on Me A Prayer Book for Young People Jenifer Gamber and Sharon Ely Pearson This prayer book designed for teens draws from The Book of Common Prayer, prayers written by well-known Episcopalians, and ancient prayers rooted in the Bible. New, original, and relevant prayers are also offered, some by teens themselves, as well as their youth leaders. Includes: Daily Prayer (morning and nighttime prayer, table blessings); Prayers for the Seasons of the Church Year (blessing of a Christmas tree); Prayers for Daily Life (before a special school or sports event, being left out, peer pressure, bullying, dating, friendship, grief, purpose); and Prayers for Important Events (birthday, earning a driver’s license, Confirmation, start of/graduating school, applying for college, joining the workforce). Morehouse Publishing. 9780819227645 $16.00; $10.72 Catholic & Episcopal NEWLY REVISED God of My Heart A Prayer Book for Youth, Second Edition, Revised and Expanded compiled and edited by Connie Wlaschin Ruhlman and Shannon Ferguson Kelly Originally released in 1998, this 144-page collection of prayers for youth written by Catholic high school students has been expanded. It offers a fresh, contemporary design, an ecumenical format and approach, plus additional prayers written by today’s high school teens and artwork contributed by Episcopal youth from across the country. Other features include a four-page introduction that suggests multiple ways to use the book, a one-page introduction for each season of the church year, Scripture index and topic index, plus more than 150 prayers. Morehouse Publishing. 9780819228659 $18.00; $12.06 56 Cokesbury Cokesbury.com | 800.672.1789 FF13 ADULT MINISTRY 58–74 75 76–80 81 82 83–88 89 90 91 92–94 95 96 97 98–99 100–101 102–109 110 110–111 Bible Studies Young Adult Small-Group Studies Small-Group Studies Spiritual Growth Devotions & Journals Women’s Studies Men’s Studies/Resources on Aging Grief Recovery Marriage Studies Stewardship Studies & Resources Leadership Resources Outreach Resources Discipleship Studies Advent & Christmas Studies Lent & Easter Studies Popular Authors Adult Confirmation United Methodist Resources FF13 Cokesbury.com | 800.672.1789 57 Adult Bible Studies Save on shipping—sign up for Cokesbury’s Quarterly Curriculum Automatic Shipment Program today. Our most popular quarterly series Multiple settings Printed or downloadable Teacher’s Guide Adult Bible Studies Used by more than 450,000 people weekly, this popular curriculum is based on the Uniform Series—which enables Christians across the country and around the world to study the same Scriptures and same topics on the same Sundays throughout the year. We can all literally be on the same page. Adult Bible Studies presents information in a theologically sound manner. Ideal for a variety of settings, Adult Bible Studies lessons are Bible-based, Christ-focused, and United Methodist-approved curriculum for use in adult Sunday school classes, midweek Bible study, and small-group studies. Cokesbury. FALL 2013 9781426748929 9781426767814 9781426748936 9781426767821 WINTER 2013–14 9781426754937 9781426754944 9781426754951 9781426767838 SPRING 2014 9781426757006 9781426767845 9781426757013 9781426767852 SUMMER 2014 9781426757020 9781426767869 9781426757037 9781426767876 PRICE $7.49 $8.49 $9.99 $9.99 STUDY THEMES Fall 2013: Creation—First Things (Genesis, Exodus, Psalm 104) Winter 2013–2014: Justice—Jesus and the Just Reign of God (Luke, James) Spring 2014: Tradition—Jesus’ Fulfillment of Scripture (Exodus, Leviticus, Deuteronomy, 2 Samuel, Nehemiah, Psalm 110, Isaiah Jeremiah, Hosea, Zechariah, Malachi, Matthew, Mark, Luke, John, Acts, Romans Revelation) Summer 2014: Community—The People of God Set Priorities (Nehemiah; Haggai; Romans; 1, 2 Corinthians) Student Book Student Book, Large Print Teacher’s Guide, print Teacher’s Guide, download Each Student Book and Teacher Guide is also available as an on Cokesbury.com. For quarterly session titles and topics, plus ordering information, current event supplements, sample lessons, and more— Visit: AdultBibleStudies.com. See the Planning Calendar on pages 146–157 for the Adult Bible Studies monthly Scripture focus. A Quick Order Form is available on Cokesbury.com for Adult Bible Studies! Follows Uniform Series Common English Bible & NRSV texts The New International Lesson Annual September 2013–August 2014 Edited by Nan Duerling Lesson analysis by Jerome Creach, John Indermark, David Kalas, and Stephen Rettenmayer The step-by-step lesson plans in this lesson commentary make teaching the Uniform Series easy. Students will understand Scripture, relate Scripture to contemporary living, and be challenged to respond with positive actions. Includes a Faith in Action life application section. Lessons for a full year include analysis by leading scholars, four quarterly Bible background articles, a Teacher Helps article, and four quarterly maps or time lines—all of which help to turn faith into action. Now available for the first time using both Common English Bible and NRSV texts. Available on annual subscription. Abingdon Press. 9781426739453 $21.99 ( also available, visit Cokesbury.com) Teacher helps 52 weeks of lesson plans See page 2 for symbol explanation. 58 Cokesbury Cokesbury.com | 800.672.1789 FF13 Adult Bible Studies Cokesbury’s Quarterly Curriculum Automatic Shipment Program guarantees on-time arrival or shipping is free! A great companion to Adult Bible Studies All four quarters are available as on Cokesbury.com. Structures your daily devotional time Brings the group study topics home 13 sessions each Daily Bible Study This ongoing day-by-day Bible study resource is presented in quarterly segments of 13 weeks each. Bible-based, Christ-focused, and United Methodist-approved, this resource helps individuals develop the discipline of studying the Bible every day. It supports the lessons in Adult Bible Studies. Each lesson includes: • A one-page Bible study for each day of the quarter • An introductory question to reflect upon • Commentary on the daily Scripture passage • Application to the reader’s life • A concluding prayer Cokesbury. Each, $8.29 Fall 2013 9781426760211 Winter 2013–2014 9781426760228 Spring 2014 9781426760242 Summer 2014 9781426760259 See Adult Bible Studies on facing page for study themes. Save on shipping—sign up for Cokesbury’s Quarterly Curriculum Automatic Shipment Program. Follows Uniform Series Mature Years This unique and interesting resource tailored for seniors is both a large-print, leisure-reading magazine and a personal Bible study based on the Uniform Series, featuring: • Articles about mature adults • Practical information for living as older adults • Bible lessons • Daily meditations Cokesbury. Each, $8.29 Fall 2013 Winter 2013–2014 9781426767210 9781426767227 Spring 2014 9781426767234 Summer 2014 9781426767241 Articles and lessons for seniors Easy-to-read type For helpful reminders and tips, see the 1-Year Planning Calendar on pages 146–157. See page 2 for symbol explanation. FF13 Cokesbury.com | 800.672.1789 59 Adult Bible Studies Christian Life Series This adult Bible study series offers a comprehensive treatment of the Uniform Sunday School Lesson Series with verse-by-verse exposition, guidance for the superintendent, questions and topics for discussion, teacher helps, a chalkboard illustration, an article that relates the lesson to world missions, an in-depth study on the golden text, a feature that discusses the lesson in light of Jewish history, practical anecdotes that supplement the Bible study, stimulating editorials, questions for quarterly review, and daily Bible readings. Union Gospel Press. Weekly Scriptures studied worldwide Comprehensive set of teaching aids Daily Bible readings Published quarterly Bible Expositor and Illuminator Bible Expositor and Illuminator, Large Print Adult Bible Teacher Adult Bible Class, Student Adult Bible Class, Student, Large Print Home Study Book Sunday School Superintendent FALL 2013 9781936898015 9781936898053 9781936898091 9781936898138 9781936898176 9781936898251 9781936898213 WINTER 2013–14 9781936898022 9781936898060 9781936898107 9781936898145 9781936898183 9781936898268 9781936898220 SPRING 2014 9781936898886 9781936898923 9781936898961 9781598432435 9781598432473 9781598432558 9781598432510 SUMMER 2014 9781936898893 9781936898930 9781936898978 9781598432442 9781598432480 9781598432565 9781598432527 PRICE $4.45 $5.35 $2.45 $2.35 $3.05 $1.85 $1.50 Coordinates with the ISSL A variety of teaching tools Adaptable for age levels 52 weeks of lesson plans Coordinates with the International Uniform Bible Lessons series Contemporary African American illustrations 52 weeks of lesson plans David C. Cook Bible Lesson Commentary Dan Lloy Trustworthy Scripture commentary together with fifty-two Bible lessons that follow the ISSL Scripture sequence, using your choice of either the King James or New International Version of the Bible. • A one-stop Bible resource that relates the truths of Scripture to everyday life. • Individual lessons have eight pages of introductions, discussion questions, and relevant life applications for each week of the year. • Printed Scripture with verse-by-verse explanations. • Delves into the major Bible themes and books systematically. • Illuminating Bible background and commentary, daily Bible readings, and lesson suggestions for adults, youth and children. David C. Cook. 9781434704795 9781434704788 NIV Commentary KJV Commentary $15.99 $15.99 Precepts for Living The UMI Commentary 2013–2014 An indispensable resource for all who desire to deepen their knowledge, understanding, and application of the truth of God’s Word—particularly those who serve as teachers and leaders in the church. Based on the texts outlined in the International Uniform Bible Lessons series, Precepts for Living provides a full year of in-depth Bible studies for personal or classroom use with invaluable features: • Verse-by-verse commentary for each text • Teaching tips and activity suggestions for all 52 weekly lessons • Contemporary stories to highlight real-life application • Parallel KJV and NLT text for each passage • Historical and cultural background info; Greek and Hebrew word studies • Relevant profiles of influential African Americans Urban Ministries, Inc. 9781609978693 Commentary ( also available for the Commentary, visit Cokesbury.com) 9781609978723 Large-Print Edition 9781609978716 Pastor’s Edition with CD-ROM 9781609978730 Pastor’s Edition without Binder (refill) 9781609978709 Study Guide $16.95 $19.95 $39.95 $29.95 $7.95 For more African American resources, see pages 31 and 130-132 or visit Cokesbury.com. 60 Cokesbury Cokesbury.com | 800.672.1789 FF13 Adult Bible Studies Popular for more than 100 years Standard Lesson Quarterly Series For more than 100 years, the Standard Lesson Quarterly series has provided quality, biblically sound lessons based on the Uniform Series/ ISSL. Each quarter contains 13 weeks of lessons, including verse-by-verse Bible exposition, discussion questions, and ready-to-use resources to enhance study. Teachers will appreciate the ease with which they are able to produce quality lessons. Students will appreciate how easy the lessons are to understand. • A comprehensive overview of the Bible in 6 years • Biblically sound teaching • Everything you need to prepare quality lessons • Adaptable to different class sizes, large or small • Pronunciation guides Standard Publishing. FALL 2013 WINTER 2013–14 SPRING 2014 SUMMER 2014 PRICE $28.99 $7.99 $4.25 $5.25 $30.99 $7.99 $8.99 $4.25 $5.25 $16.49 $4.25 $5.25 NIV Teacher Convenience Kit 9780784745038 9780784744536 9780784744031 9780784743539 (1 Teacher Book, 1 Student Book, 1 Adult Resources Visual Kit, 1 Adult Devotion, 1 sample issue of The Lookout) Teacher Book Bible Class Student Book Bible Class Student Book, Large Print 9780784745052 9780784745069 9780784745076 9780784744550 9780784744567 9780784744574 9780784744055 9780784744062 9780784744079 9780784743553 9780784743560 9780784743577 Weekly Scriptures & topics used worldwide Cover Bible in 6 years in 13 quarterly sessions NIV or KJV texts Sunday school, small group, pastoral use • Encourages students to apply what they learn to daily life • Culturally relevant examples and discussion questions that engage students • Versions based on KJV or NIV Texts KJV Teacher Convenience Kit 9780784745083 9780784744581 9780784744086 9780784743584 (1 Bible Teacher & Leader, 1 Student Book, 1 Adult Resources Visual Kit, 1 Adult Devotion, 1 each of 13 issues of Seek magazine) Bible Teacher & Leader Book Bible Teacher & Leader Book, Large Print Bible Class Student Book Bible Class Student Book, Large Print 9780784745090 9780784745045 9780784745113 9780784745120 9780784744598 9780784744543 9780784744611 9780784744628 9780784744093 9780784744048 9780784744116 9780784744123 9780784743591 9780784743546 9780784743614 9780784743621 ADDITIONAL RESOURCES (NIV/KJV) Adult Resources Visuals Kit 9780784745106 9780784744604 9780784744109 9780784743607 (12 full-color posters to illustrate weekly lessons and a Presentation Tools CD with images, student activity pages, and more) Adult Devotions Adult Devotions, Large Print 9780784744673 9780784745144 9780784744178 9780784744642 9780784743676 9780784744147 9780784743171 9780784743645 Standard Lesson Quarterly Series resources are not included in Cokesbury’s Quarterly Curriculum Automatic Shipment Program. Standard Lesson Commentary® 2013–2014 As the nation’s most popular annual Bible commentary for more than 2 decades, the Standard Lesson Commentary is the yearly compilation of the Standard Lesson Quarterly’s teacher books. It provides 52 weeks of study in 1 volume and combines thorough Bible study with relevant examples and questions. Each lesson has 8 pages of easy-to-use helps, options, and ideas, plus supplemental web resources, making it great for lesson development and personal study. Standard Publishing. NIV 9780784735350 9780784735374 9780784735367 KJV 9780784735312 9780784735336 9780784735343 9780784735329 One volume compilation NIV or KJV texts Sunday school, small group, pastoral use Standard Commentary Deluxe Large Print Standard Commentary Deluxe Casebound Large Print $16.99 $29.99 $19.99 $16.99 $29.99 $21.99 $19.99 Also available: The Essential Book of Teacher Tips 52 Articles with More Than 150 Ideas A resource especially for teachers and leaders of adult Sunday school lessons. 9780784735299 Standard Lesson Resource $12.99 FF13 Cokesbury.com | 800.672.1789 61 Adult Bible Studies Current Bible studies with online delivery, on demand Current topics in electronic Print what you need Connecting Faith and Life Print curriculum can take more than a year to write, produce, and move into distribution. By the time you get it, the current events it addresses aren’t current anymore. For ready-to-use lesson materials that connect faith to the news events and issues of today— you need the electronic delivery of FaithLink. Cokesbury. FaithLink electronic format delivers today’s issues. The weekly FaithLink resource offers: • Rapid response application of faith to major current events and life issues • Convenient online delivery • Printer- or copier-reproducible materials for in-class use Download a new 6-page FaithLink from Cokesbury.com each week, or receive it weekly by email subscription, at a price per week of $9.50. (Contact SubServices@UMPublishing.org or call 800-672-1789.) Each issue contains four reproducible pages of background information and core Bible passages on the current topic, plus two pages of suggested group activities and discussion questions. The work is already done for you. Enjoy home delivery of lessons that are completely prepared and ready to go. For small-group or Sunday school classroom settings For a free FaithLink sample, visit Cokesbury.com/faithlink Bible Study Version 2.0 You are scheduled to lead Bible study in an hour, and have no idea what to talk about. You aren’t sure why, but something about Jeremiah 29:11 has been running through your head…what about this particular passage is speaking to you now? Whatever it is, you want to discuss it with the group. But time is short. You need it now! Cokesbury. in•fus•ion: The act of introducing a certain modifying element or quality to make something stronger or better. Infusion Downloadable Bible Studies Log on. Buy it. Print it. Share it. You’re out the door and feeling lighter already. Search By Topic By Book of the Bible By Keyword Sample Old Testament New Testament Buy Individual Lessons Each, $9.49 Subscribe 1-Year Subscription $199.00–less than $4 per week! More than 150 studies to choose from! For more information on study content and ordering, visit: Infusion.Cokesbury.com See page 2 for symbol explanation. FF13 Cokesbury.com | 800.672.1789 63 Adult Bible Studies Search Scripture…Find Community The #1 Choice for More Than 20 Years Disciple Bible studies have remained the number one choice for some of the most vibrant congregations in the world— transforming the lives of more than 2 million participants! Program Activities • Daily Reading and Study • Weekly Small-Group Meetings • Video Presentations View sample video clips at Adult.Cokesbury.com Transformational Benefits Disciple studies are designed to be transformational as well as informational. Participants and congregations who experience the benefits of Disciple will: • Understand the Word Take in an overview of the entire story of God’s relationship with humanity, throughout the Old and New Testaments. • Develop Daily Habits Form habits of daily study and reflection. • Discover Discipleship Help each other discover the gifts that each possesses for ministries of service. • Find Family Become like family through fellowship and sharing in small groups. • Grow Confidence to Witness Gain knowledge and confidence to witness their faith. • Develop Leadership Build skills for ministry and leadership in their church and community. Abingdon Press. For information on Disciple studies, visit Disciple.Cokebsury.com. I BECOMING DISCIPLES THROUGH BIBLE STUDY The Foundational Overview. This first Disciple Bible study serves as the basis for all other studies in the Disciple family that follow. Over the course of 34 weeks, Disciple covers the entire Bible (Old and New Testaments) following the biblical story from Creation to the New Jerusalem. Disciple I: Planning Kit 9780687330829 $299.99 Disciple I: Study Manual One copy for each participant. 9780687783496 $37.99 Disciple I: DVD Set 9780687498130 $149.99 Disciple Study Manual: Youth 9780687753239 $31.00 Disciple I: Teacher Helps 9780687496624 $9.99 Disciple I: Leader Training DVD 9780687494033 $99.99 Disciple I: Graduation Lapel Pin 225814 $3.00 Disciple I: Graduation Certificate 206137 $1.50 Now you can take Disciple to Sunday school and take Disciple home! Disciple: Becoming Disciples Through Bible Study Sunday School Teacher This 96-page leader’s guide is a companion resource that describes how teachers and students can adapt the study manual, Disciple: Becoming Disciples Through Bible Study, shown above, in a Sunday school setting over a 34-week term. Abingdon Press. 9781426714238 $11.99 Disciple: Becoming Disciples Through Bible Study Personal Study Guide Now available for personal study, this 96-page guide describes how to use the study manual, Disciple: Becoming Disciples Through Bible Study, shown above, in an individual setting. Participants use this companion resource, along with the study manual, for 34 weeks of personal study. Abingdon Press. 9781426714245 $11.99 See page 2 for symbol explanation. 64 Cokesbury Cokesbury.com | 800.672.1789 FF13 Adult Bible Studies Search Scripture…Find Community III REMEMBER WHO YOU ARE In the Old Testament Prophets and the Letters of Paul, this 32-week study examines the connection between memory and identity as the people of God. Participants will find common themes, including calls to remember, calls to repent, calls for renewal, and calls for community. Disciple III: Planning Kit 9780687331956 $299.99 Disciple III: Context Portfolio A set of maps and charts that situate the prophets and Paul’s writings historically and geographically. 9780687066704 $74.99 Disciple III: Study Manual One copy for each participant. 9780687762545 $37.99 Disciple III: DVD Set 9780687493005 $149.99 Disciple III: Teacher Helps 9780687762583 $9.99 Disciple III: Graduation Lapel Pin 9780687060566 $3.00 Disciple III: Graduation Certificate 9780687762606 $1.50 IV Planning Kits Include DVDs, one Study Manual, Teacher Helps, and other materials for the leader. For additional information, call 800-672-1789 or visit Disciple.Cokesbury.com UNDER THE TREE OF LIFE The phrase “under the tree of life” conveys the promise of finding shelter, security, and rest in God’s love. In this 32-week study of the Old Testament Writings, the Gospel of John, the Epistles of John, James, Jude, and finally, Revelation, participants will see the entire process of living toward final completion of rest and reward. A focus on the Psalms leads naturally to an emphasis on worship in this study. Worship plays a central role in the Book of Revelation. Through a special video, Under the Tree of Life, participants will have an interactive, sensory experience of the Book of Revelation as worship. The Revelation video is intended to move Disciple participants beyond the usual understanding of the Book of Revelation. Disciple IV: Planning Kit 9780687331123 $299.99 Disciple IV: Study Manual One copy for each participant. 9780687096671 $37.99 Disciple IV: DVD Set 9780687055463 $224.99 Disciple IV: Teacher Helps 9780687096688 $9.99 Disciple IV: Graduation Lapel Pin 9780687096886 $3.00 Disciple IV: Graduation Certificate 9780687096879 $1.50 II INTO THE WORD INTO THE WORLD This 32-week study offers a deeper examination of Genesis, Exodus, Luke, and Acts, emphasizing the rhythm of coming to God and going for God…approaching all experiences of life as opportunities for faithful witness and service. Disciple II: Planning Kit 9780687331659 $299.99 Disciple II: Basic Resource Library A set of shared books used weekly by group members for study and research: CEB Bible Dictionary, NDSB Gospel Of Luke, NDSB Acts Of The Apostles, Oxford Bible Atlas, Genesis and Exodus, plus Jews and Christians: A Troubled Family. 9780687757220 $99.99 Disciple II: Study Manual One copy for each participant. 9780687756315 $37.99 Disciple II: DVD Set 9780687492909 $149.99 Disciple II: Teacher Helps 9780687756339 $9.99 Disciple II: Graduation Lapel Pin 9780687757305 $3.00 Disciple II: Graduation Certificate 9780687756346 $1.50 Disciple I-IV Multiphase Lapel Pin For participating in all four phases of Disciple. 9780687096794 $3.00 To view a FREE recorded webinar for Disciple visit Webinars.Cokesbury.com. See page 2 for symbol explanation. FF13 Cokesbury.com | 800.672.1789 65 Adult Bible Studies Planning Kit Includes DVD, one Participant Book, one Leader Guide, and other materials for the leader. For additional information, call 800-672-1789 or visit Disciple.Cokesbury.com Invitation to The Old Testament 9780687055067 9780687493906 9780687497218 9780687495900 Planning Kit Leader Guide DVD Participant Book Planning Kit Leader Guide DVD Participant Book $49.99 $14.99 $39.99 $12.99 $49.99 $14.99 $39.99 $12.99 $49.99 $14.99 $39.99 $12.99 $49.99 $14.99 $39.99 $12.99 $49.99 $14.99 $39.99 $12.99 $49.99 $14.99 $39.99 $12.99 Search Scripture…Find Community Invitation to The New Testament 9780687054961 9780687054985 9780687055975 9780687055081 9780687495320 9780687494842 9780687495221 9780687494927 9780687650613 9780687650910 9780687650811 9780687650712 9780687642670 9780687642779 9780687642977 9780687642571 9780687496396 9780687496594 9780687496693 9780687496495 Short-Term Bible Studies Invitation to Genesis Widen Your Reach With Shorter Studies These life-changing courses are available for busy people who are unable to commit to longer studies. Focusing on smaller Bible sections, or single books of the Bible, enables you to offer shorter, segmented participation in these courses. • More Convenience = More Participants. With more, shorter Disciple options offered more frequently, you can offer the transformational experiences of Disciple to more church members. • Shorter Length…Same Depth. Disciple short-term studies embody the same scholarship as the major Disciple foundational studies. • Same Activities. Disciple short-term studies use the same activities as Disciple foundational studies: independent reading, weekly small groups, and video presentations by scholars. Abingdon Press. Planning Kit Leader Guide DVD Participant Book Planning Kit Leader Guide DVD Participant Book Planning Kit Leader Guide DVD Participant Book Planning Kit Leader Guide DVD Participant Book Invitation to Psalms Invitation to John Invitation to Romans JESUS IN THE GOSPELS A 30-week study that invites believers to look at Jesus in each of the four Gospels and ask the question, “Who is the Jesus that you see?” Study the names, the places, and the people—and encounter the Jesus who is both hard to ignore and hard to control, as portrayed in Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John. Planning Kit with DVD Includes DVD, one Study Manual, Leader Guide, and Gospel Comparisons. 9780687331222 $249.99 Leader Guide 9780687026029 DVD Set 9780687026630 $7.99 $199.99 Study Manual 9780687026920 $37.99 Gospel Comparisons 9780687026623 $10.99 Graduation Certiﬁcate 9780687026135 $1.50 CHRISTIAN BELIEVER Focuses on classical teachings of the Christian faith—presenting, explaining, and interpreting them in a way that participants can understand, through the use of words, symbols, and hymns. Over a 30-week period, participants will examine the writings of ancient and modern Christian commentators and view video presentations by leading Bible scholars. Planning Kit with DVD Includes DVD, one Study Manual, Leader Guide, Book of Readings, and Implementation Resource. 9780687493036 $224.99 Leader Guide 9780687076031 DVD Set 9780687494644 $7.99 $149.99 Book of Readings 9780687985401 Reading Package 9780687075126 Study Manual 9780687075638 $15.99 $42.99 $36.99 Graduation Certiﬁcate 9780687076239 $1.50 Lapel Pin 971622 $3.00 Implementation Resource Download 9781426773938 $4.99 See page 2 for symbol explanation. 66 Cokesbury Cokesbury.com | 800.672.1789 FF13 Adult Bible Studies Immersion Bible Studies One reason many give for not participating in personal Bible study is that they ﬁnd the Bible overwhelming, even intimidating. With the input of a diverse group of biblical scholars, teachers, and writers, these new comprehensive Bible studies offer a guide around those barriers, helping participants explore intellectual, emotional, and spiritual insights into themselves, their needs, and their relationship with God. Immersion Bible Studies follow the pattern of clearly understandable language found in the new Common English Bible. Each study is well suited for small groups or individuals. Abingdon Press. Each, $9.99; $6.29 9781426716232 9781426716324 9781426716331 9781426716348 9781426716355 9781426716362 9781426716294 9781426716317 9781426716300 9781426716379 9781426709821 9781426709166 9781426709838 9781426709845 9781426709852 9781426709869 9781426709876 9781426710841 9781426710858 9781426709906 9781426709890 9781426709883 9781426709920 GENESIS EXODUS, LEVITICUS, NUMBERS DEUTERONOMY JOSHUA, JUDGES, RUTH 1 & 2 SAMUEL, 1 & 2 KINGS, 1 & 2 CHRONICLES EZRA, NEHEMIAH, ESTHER PSALMS PROVERBS, ECCLESIASTES, SONG OF SOLOMON JOB ISAIAH, JEREMIAH, LAMENTATIONS MATTHEW MARK LUKE JOHN ACTS ROMANS 1 & 2 CORINTHIANS GALATIANS, EPHESIANS, PHILIPPIANS COLOSSIANS, 1 & 2 THESSALONIANS 1 & 2 TIMOTHY, TITUS, PHILEMON HEBREWS JAMES; 1 & 2 PETER, 1, 2 & 3 JOHN, JUDE REVELATION Small-group or personal study Easy to understand Uses the Common English Bible translation A Quick Order Form is available on Cokesbury.com for the Immersion series. All editions are available as 9781426716393 9781426716386 9781426716409 9781426742972 NEW HOSEA, JOEL, AMOS, OBADIAH, JONAH Coming June 2013 EZEKIEL, DANIEL Coming August 2013 MICAH, NAHUM, HABAKKUK, ZEPHANIAH, HAGGAI, ZECHARIAH, MALACHI Coming August 2013 APOCRYPHA Coming August 2013 @cokesbury.com To view a FREE recorded webinar for Immersion, visit Webinars.Cokesbury.com. Immersion Bible Studies are designed for use with the and other translations See pages 137–140 for Common English Bible resources. The Bible From Scratch Series In this series, well-known educator Don Griggs has written two very accessible, easy-tounderstand overviews of the Bible for adults who have—or fear they have—little or no Bible knowledge. In these two survey volumes, one each for the Old and New Testaments, Griggs guides us through the Bible and introduces basic tools and skills for Bible study. While these studies present basic themes, histories, personalities, and meanings of the Bible, Griggs expands the series with a set of volumes based on the individual books of the Old and New Testaments. These individual volumes offer the lay reader an opportunity to build on the foundation of the broad knowledge of the overview books. A leader’s guide and participant section are included for each overview book, making each an excellent resource for group or individual study. Westminster John Knox Press. NT & OT overviews or in-depth volumes Easy to understand Individual or group study The Old Testament for Beginners Donald L. Griggs 9780664225766 $13.00; $8.19 The Old and New Testament for Beginners Donald L. Griggs 9780664225780 2-Vol. Set $25.00; $15.75 Luke’s Gospel from Scratch The New Testament for Beginners Donald L. Griggs and Paul W. Walaskay 9780664234997 $13.00; $8.19 The New Testament for Beginners Donald L. Griggs 9780664225773 Genesis from Scratch The Old Testament for Beginners Donald L. Griggs and W. Eugene March 9780664235079 $13.00; $8.19 Matthew’s Gospel from Scratch The New Testament for Beginners Donald L. Griggs and Earl S. Johnson, Jr. 9780664234850 $13.00; $8.19 $13.00; $8.19 See page 2 for symbol explanation. FF13 Cokesbury.com | 800.672.1789 67 Adult Bible Studies N.T. Wright for Everyone Bible Study Guides N.T. Wright In this newly completed series, the widely respected pastor and New Testament scholar N. T. Wright walks everyday readers book by book through the New Testament. Perfect for small-group use or daily personal reflection, these studies use the popular inductive method combined with Wrightâ€™s thoughtful insights to bring contemporary application of Scripture to life. InterVarsity Press. Each, $10.00 9780830821969 9780830821983 9780830821976 9780830821990 9780830821853 9780830821921 9780830821877 9780830821884 9780830821907 9780830821891 James The Letters of John 1 & 2 Peter & Jude Revelation Acts Colossians & Philemon 1 Corinthians 2 Corinthians Ephesians Galatians 9780830821952 9780830821846 9780830821839 9780830821822 9780830821815 9780830821914 9780830821860 9780830821938 9780830821945 Uses the inductive method for Bible study For small-group or personal study 9 sessions each For additional studies from N. T. Wright, see page 109. Hebrews John Luke Mark Matthew Philippians Romans 1 & 2 Thessalonians 1 & 2 Timothy & Titus For Everyone Series The authors of this series have undertaken a tremendous task: to provide guides to all the books of the Old Testament and the New Testament and include in them their own translations of the entire texts. Each short passage is followed by a highly readable discussion with background information, useful explanations and suggestions, and thoughts on how the text can be relevant to our lives today. Texts are explained in such a simple way that even the most challenging passages can be understood. A glossary is included at the back of each book. The series is suitable for group study, personal study, or daily devotions. Westminster John Knox Press. Comprehensive and detailed textual studies Accessible at any level Covers all books of the Bible New Testament for Everyone N. T. Wright 9780664227975 9780664227982 9780664238957 Revelation Early Christian Letters: James, Peter, John, and Judas Lent for Everyone: Luke, Year C $16.00; $10.08 $16.00; $10.08 $15.00; $9.45 Old Testament for Everyone John Goldingay 9780664233808 9780664233815 1 & 2 Kings 1 & 2 Chronicles $16.00; $10.08 $15.00; $9.45 Complete 18-Volume New Testament Set 9780664238261 18-Volume Set $225.00; $141.75 For a complete list of studies in the Old Testament for Everyone and New Testament for Everyone series, visit Cokesbury.com. NEW Talking With The Bible Scripture as Conversation Partner Donn Morgan The Bible is full of sound and furyâ€”just like the world that looks to it for answers. It is also a powerful resource for understanding and moving beyond conflict. There is no one way to talk with the Bible and no one way the Bible talks to us. Rather, there are a number of differing, sometimes contradictory ways in which we understand the Bible in conversation and as a dialogue partner. Through studying Scripture, together and alone, we can become more sensitive and adept at listening to and understanding one another. Seabury Books. 9781596272347 Book with Study Guide $16.00; $10.72 Bible study in the form of dialogue For personal or group study 68 Cokesbury Cokesbury.com | 800.672.1789 FF13 Adult Bible Studies Topical Bible study Appropriate for multiple ages For small-group or Sunday school classroom settings NEW Women of the Bible James A. Harnish Many biblical women play critical roles in the drama of God’s salvation. Women of the Bible grew out of a desire to discover how some of the women who made a difference in the Bible can make a difference in our lives today. Join Pastor James A. Harnish as he takes a closer look at the stories of four extraordinary women in Scripture: Deborah, Abigail, Mary Magdalene, and the woman at the well. You’ll be drawn into a fresh awareness of what it means for all of us, men and women alike, to be more faithful disciples of Jesus Christ. 9781426771545 Participant Book ( also available, visit Cokesbury.com) $8.99; $5.66 Converge Bible Studies is a series of topical Bible studies based on the Common English Bible. Each title in the series consists of four studies on a common topic or theme. Converge can be used by small groups, classes, or individuals. Primary Scripture passages are included for ease of study, as are questions designed to encourage both personal reflection and group conversation. Abingdon Press. For an additional study from James A. Harnish, see page 111. NEW Our Common Sins Dottie Escobedo-Frank The original disciples were fairly ordinary people. They had regular families, made their livelihoods in regular ways, and had typical and varied political leanings. But they met Jesus, and started to live extraordinary lives. Because of their closeness to Jesus, we tend to think the disciples lived lives with less “sin” than we live with. We imagine Jesus’ perfect love rubbed off on them perfectly so that they were also extraordinary humans. But the gospels show us differently. They show us that Jesus’ close companions were as human as we are. And it is because we recognize the sins of the disciples as our own that we can relate to them so closely. They are our common sins. 9781426768989 Participant Book ( also available, visit Cokesbury.com) $8.99; $5.66 Coming Soon! Sharing the Gospel Curtis Zachery Kingdom Building Grace Biskie Visit Cokesbury.com/Converge for upcoming studies. NEW Who You Are in Christ Shane Raynor From childhood through adulthood, most of us spend a considerable amount of time and energy trying to figure out who we are and who we want to be. And there’s no shortage of people in the world willing to give us their answers to those questions. This study takes a look at how our faith in Jesus radically changes who we are and our relationships with God, each other, and the world. Using passages from Paul’s letters, this study explores our identity in Christ as well as how our self-perception affects who we become and what we accomplish when we choose to live according to God’s ways of justice, mercy, and love. 9781426771538 Participant Book ( also available, visit Cokesbury.com) $8.99; $5.66 See page 2 for symbol explanation. FF13 Cokesbury.com | 800.672.1789 69 Adult Bible Studies Lectio Divina Bible Studies Listening for God Lectio divina, Latin fro “Divine reading” calls Christians to slow down, read Scripture, meditate on it, and prayerfully respond as they listen to God through God’s Word. This series incorporates the following approaches to Bible study: Silence Quieting oneself before reading the Word Preparation Focusing on the central theme of the text Reading Carefully reading a passage of Scripture Meditation Exploring the meaning of a Bible passage Contemplation Yielding oneself to God’s will Prayer Listening for God’s voice Incarnation Resolving to act on the message of Scripture Wesleyan Publishing House. Uses multiple methods to enhance learning For small groups, Sunday school, or individual study 8 sessions per study Each, $7.99; $5.35 9780898273014 9780898273007 9780898273335 9780898272994 9780898273328 9780898273205 9780898273038 9780898273229 9780898273045 9780898273021 9780898273212 9780898273236 Listening for God Through Mark Listening for God Through John Listening for God Through Acts Listening for God Through Romans Listening for God Through 1 Corinthians Listening for God Through Ephesians Listening for God Through Philippians Listening for God Through Timothy & Titus Listening for God Through Hebrews Listening for God Through James Listening for God Through 1 & 2 Peter Listening for God Through Revelation Discover Life Bible Studies Studies that explore what God’s Word says about today’s key issues and encourage small group members to follow Christ. Faith Alive Christian Resources. Jesus: His Powerful Life (Basic Level) 9781562121617 Study Guide 9781562121389 Leader Guide The Holy Spirit (Intermediate Level) 9781562125837 Study Guide 9781562122409 Leader Guide Peter (Basic Level) 9781562125752 9781562125769 Study Guide Leader Guide $7.49; $5.02 $9.49; $6.35 $7.49; $5.02 $9.49; $6.35 $7.49; $5.02 $9.49; $6.35 $7.49; $5.02 $9.49; $6.35 Different levels of ease or challenge For small groups, Sunday school, or individual study 7 sessions per study Paul (Intermediate Level) 9781592554843 Study Guide 9781592554850 Leader Guide Be Series Bible Commentaries Warren W. Wiersbe Warren W. Wiersbe’s knack for simplifying complex concepts has made him a favorite of Bible scholars and new Christians alike. His 40-plus years of experience inform his trusted instruction on God’s word through these chapter-by-chapter commentaries. Suitable for church leadership as well as laypeople, group or personal study, the questions at the end of each chapter aid in analysis and life application. These resources provide invaluable insight into the history, meaning, and context of virtually every book of the Bible. David C. Cook Publishing. Each, $12.99; $8.70 9781434766359 9781434766304 9781434765031 9781434766151 9781434700483 9781434768483 9781434765048 Be Basic (Genesis 1-11) Be Authentic (Genesis 25-50) Be Delivered (Exodus) Be Comforted (Isaiah) Be Available (Judges) Be Committed (Ruth & Esther) Be Alert (2 Peter, 1, 2, 3 John, Jude) Makes complex Biblical concepts understandable For small groups, Sunday school, or individual study 12+ sessions per study 70 Cokesbury Cokesbury.com | 800.672.1789 FF13 Adult Bible Studies Discover Your Bible Study Series Studies that help everyone—from new believers to mature Christians— discover the richness of God’s Word through inductive Bible study. Faith Alive Christian Resources. 9781592555253 9781592555246 9781592554539 9781592554546 9781592552252 9781592552269 9781592555062 9781592555079 9781592555086 9781592555093 9781592554553 9781592554560 1 Samuel (Study Guide) 1 Samuel (Leader Guide) Mark (Study Guide) Mark (Leader Guide) John: Part 2 (Study Guide) John: Part 2 (Leader Guide) Romans: Part 1 (Study Guide) Romans: Part 1 (Leader Guide) Romans: Part 2 (Study Guide) Romans: Part 2 (Leader Guide) Parables of Jesus (Study Guide) Parables of Jesus (Leader Guide) $7.29; $4.88 $10.49; $7.03 $7.29; $4.88 $10.49; $7.03 $7.29; $4.88 $10.49; $7.03 $6.29; $4.21 $7.99; $5.35 $6.29; $4.21 $7.99; $5.35 $5.29; $3.54 $6.99; $4.68 Suitable for any level of Bible study experience For small groups, Sunday school, or individual study 5–9 sessions per study Celebrate Bible Study Series Keith Loy In this study series, pastor Keith Loy walks you step-by-step through the lifetransforming teachings of Jesus, and the letters of Paul, with insights and practical guidance on applying the principles of faith to leadership, service, and daily life. Wesleyan Publishing House. 9780898275766 9780898275773 9780898275780 9780898275797 9780898275742 9780898275759 9780898274530 9780898274523 9780898273793 9780898273915 9780898273809 9780898273922 Celebrate Matthew (DVD) Celebrate Matthew (Participant Guide) Celebrate Ephesians (DVD) Celebrate Ephesians (Participant Guide) Celebrate Titus (DVD) Celebrate Titus (Participant Guide) Celebrate Philippians (DVD) Celebrate Philippians (Participant Guide) Celebrate Colossians (DVD) Celebrate Colossians (Participant Guide) Celebrate James (DVD) Celebrate James (Participant Guide) $24.99; $16.74 $7.99; $5.35 $24.99; $16.74 $7.99; $5.35 $24.99; $16.74 $7.99; $5.35 $24.99; $16.74 $7.99; $5.35 $24.99; $16.74 $7.99; $5.35 $24.99; $16.74 $7.99; $5.35 Easy to use and relevant For small groups, Sunday school, or individual study 7 sessions per study Bible Studies on Paul’s Life & Letters Kenneth Schenck He fearlessly preached the gospel of Jesus and his kingdom throughout the Greco-Roman world, even at the cost of his own freedom. More than just a narrative history, these studies offer insightful reﬂections on how Paul’s life and letters can shape our lives closer to the image of Christ. Each study includes both weekly and daily study components. Wesleyan Publishing House. 10 sessions. Each, $14.99; $10.04 9780898275254 Paul: Prisoner of Hope 9780898274400 Paul: Soldier of Peace 9780898274394 Paul: Messenger of Grace 6 sessions. Each, $7.99; $5.35 9780898274486 Our Faith (1 & 2 Timothy, Titus) 9780898274479 Our Purpose (Ephesians & Colossians) 9780898274431 Our Righteousness (Romans 1-8) 9780898274448 Our Relationships (Romans 9-16) 9780898274417 Our Hope (1 Thessalonians) 9780898274424 Our Joy (Philippians) The actions and writings of the greatest apostle For small groups, Sunday school, or individual study 6–10 sessions per study FF13 Cokesbury.com | 800.672.1789 71 Adult Bible Studies Longtime popularity A variety of topical approaches Bible Study: the Kerygma Way Kerygma Bible studies have been published and popularly selected for more than 30 years. And the Kerygma program’s quality resources continue stimulating faith and challenging minds today. Kerygma courses will transform and revitalize adult Bible study in your congregation. With Kerygma, participants and leaders will: • Learn the basics and complexities of the Bible through a variety of educational approaches. • Develop skills for interpreting Scripture through access to the best scholarship available. • Apply learning from the Bible to personal and corporate life in today’s world. For small groups or classes Kerygma studies are for all learners from beginning to advanced. The success of the Kerygma approach is evident in enthusiastic classes that make the Bible relevant, promoting Christian growth through participant interaction. The Leader’s Guide is designed to enable educators or lay leaders to create opportunities that stimulate discussion and learning through small-group encounters. The Resource Book is written by a scholar in a “reader-friendly” style and is used along with the Bible. The Kerygma Program. For a full listing of Kerygma studies, visit Cokesbury.com Discovering the Bible 30 sessions. 60–90 min. each. Leader’s Guide CD-ROM & DVD Set 9781882236770 $35.00 Resource Book 9781882236763 $30.00 Discovering the Psalms 7 sessions. 60 min. each. Leader’s Guide CD-ROM & DVD Set 9781882236817 $20.00 Resource Book 9781882236169 $18.00 Listening to Scripture 8 sessions. 60–90 min. each. Leader’s Guide CD-ROM & DVD Set 9781882236732 $18.00 Resource Book 9781882236725 $18.00 Galatians & James 11 sessions. 60 min. each. Leader’s Guide CD-ROM & DVD Set 9781882236794 $22.00 Resource Book 9781882236787 $19.00 First Corinthians 14 sessions. 60 min. each. Leader’s Guide CD-ROM & DVD Set 9781882236756 $25.00 Resource Book 9781882236749 $22.00 Second Corinthians 14 sessions. 60 min. each. Leader’s Guide CD-ROM & DVD Set 9781882236824 $25.00 Resource Book 9781882236800 $22.00 72 Cokesbury Cokesbury.com | 800.672.1789 FF13 Adult Bible Studies Beginnings Journey to Faith Andy Langford and Rob Weber Designed to give your congregation tools to create a small-group experience where people can ask questions about the Christian faith, explore their walk with God, and form or deepen their relationship with Jesus Christ and Christian community. Planning kits include one each of: DVD, Director’s Manual, Small-Group Leader’s Guide, Participant’s Guide, and Participant’s Companion. Abingdon Press Program Title Planning Kit DVD Director’s Manual Small-Group Leader’s Guide Participant’s Guide Participant’s Companion Participant’s Companion Title An Introduction to Christian Faith 9780687062805 9780687656455 9780687073399 9780687072958 9780687072859 9780687072996 Along the Way The Spiritual Life 9780687497522 9780687656356 9780687333134 9780687330546 9780687497102 9780687058617 Habits of the Heart Longing to Belong 9780687497577 9780687650224 9780687335763 9780687335862 9780687335961 9780687650125 Around the Fire Price $79.99, $63.99 $39.99, $31.99 $18.99, $11.96 $12.99, $8.18 $9.99, $6.29 $10.99, $6.92 Christian formation Small-group studies For an additional study from Andy Langford, see page 110. A Quick Order Form is available on Cokesbury.com for Beginnings! Bible to life Small-group studies NEW LifeGuide In-Depth Bible Studies Deeper Look Series These Bible study guides provide solid biblical content and raise thought-provoking issues for individual or group benefits of discovery and growth. As you delve into the cultural background of a passage, make connections across biblical books, and engage in a variety of application exercises, you will begin to see group Bible study in a whole new way. InterVarsity Press. Coming June 2013. Each, $16.00; $10.72 9780830831029 9780830831012 9780830831036 9780830831043 A Deeper Look at Daniel A Deeper Look at James A Deeper Look at Fruit of the Spirit A Deeper Look at Sermon on the Mount Relevant topical studies For small groups, Sunday school, or individual study 8 sessions per study LifeGuide Bible Studies These studies feature the popular inductive study approach, including notes for leaders, and a workbook for groups or individuals. Approach and application questions help get you thinking or start group discussion and help you to act on what you have learned. InterVarsity Press. Each, $8.00 9780830831456 9780830831449 9780830831401 9780830831425 9780830831432 9780830831388 Distorted Images of God Grief Heros of Faith Money & Work Names of God Prayers of the Old Testament Reframing Bible study as an interesting book club For small groups, Sunday school, or individual study Understanding the Books of the Bible Study Series Christopher R. Smith Experience the Bible as real books that keep you turning pages. This series will move your group into a new approach—experiencing the Bible together—as whole books. Filled with discussion questions, helpful maps, and a leader guide. InterVarsity Press. Each, $10.00; $6.70 9780830858095 Job 9780830858033 Daniel & Revelation 9780830858019 Genesis 9780830858026 John 9780830858057 Joshua, Judges, and Ruth 9780830858071 Luke & Acts 9780830858064 Paul’s Journey Letters 9780830858040 Proverbs, Ecclesiastes, and James 9780830858088 Psalms, Lamentations, and Song of Solomon 9780830858101 Paul’s Prison Letters Bible-to-life relevance Easy to understand NEW The Psalms Conversations with Scripture Series L. William Countryman Written in accessible language to accommodate those who have little or no experience in reading the Bible, each book in this series focuses on exploring the historical background of the biblical texts, while illustrating how these centuries-old writings still speak to us today. Countryman brings his considerable biblical studies erudition as well as his skills as a popular writer and poet to bear on the Psalms. Readers will experience the Psalms in a fresh and exciting way. Morehouse Publishing. 9780819227539 $18.00; $12.06 See page 2 for symbol explanation. FF13 Cokesbury.com | 800.672.1789 73 Adult Bible Studies Cover the complete story—beginning to end Genesis to Revelation Series Each of the 24 volumes offered in this study series is a comprehensive verse-by-verse, book-by-book exploration of the Bible, using a 3-dimensional approach that guides students to ask three questions: • What does the Bible say? • What does this passage mean? What were ancient customs, locations of places, and the meanings of words? • How does the Scripture relate to my life? These studies use the NIV translation. Abingdon Press. A comprehensive textual study For small-group or Sunday school 24 volumes: 13 sessions each Uses NIV translation Student Books (Order one for each class member and leader.) Each, $10.99 9780687007417 9780687062164 9780687062171 9780687062188 9780687062263 9780687062287 9780687062294 9780687062102 9780687062119 9780687062126 9780687062133 9780687062140 9780687062157 9780687062225 9780687062232 9780687062249 9780687062256 9780687062317 9780687062324 9780687062331 9780687062348 9780687062355 9780687062362 9780687062379 Genesis Exodus & Leviticus Numbers & Deuteronomy Joshua–Ruth 1 & 2 Samuel 1 & 2 Kings, 1 & 2 Chronicles Ezra–Esther Job Psalms Proverbs–Song of Solomon Isaiah Jeremiah & Lamentations Ezekiel & Daniel The Minor Prophets Matthew Mark Luke John Acts Romans 1 & 2 Corinthians–Ephesians Philippians–Philemon Hebrews–Jude Revelation Teacher Books Genesis–Esther 9780687072590 Job–Malachi 9780687072392 Matthew–Acts 9780687072286 $22.99 $22.99 $17.99 Romans–Revelation 9780687072484 $17.99 Teacher Books contain a verse-by-verse, in-depth look at the Scripture, including background material, with word studies and history of the biblical setting, plus answers to the questions that are asked in the Student Books, application of the Scripture to daily life situations, discussion suggestions, and practical tips and options for leaders. Bible studies that stretch wide—yet run deep Journey Through the Bible Series A book-by-book study of the Bible, using the NRSV. Choose the books you want to study, in any order. Each highlights pivotal points in the Scripture, lifting up the Bible’s most significant stories, themes, events, and people. Each volume features questions; information on the historical and cultural setting, the original language, and what the passage meant for its first readers; insight into possible life applications for individuals, congregations, and communities; and a daily personal Journey Plan for those interested in reading the whole Bible, verse by verse. Cokesbury. Vol. 1: Genesis 728014 9781426758133 Student Book Leader’s Guide Vol. 9: Matthew 9781426771033 507788 Vol. 10: Mark 72810X 507799 Vol. 11: Luke 728118 9781426710865 Vol. 12: John 9781426769689 9781426710902 Vol. 13: Acts 728134 9781426710292 Student Book Leader’s Guide Student Book Leader’s Guide Student Book Leader’s Guide Student Book Leader’s Guide Student Book Leader’s Guide A book-by-book Bible study 16 volumes: 13 sessions each Small-group or Sunday school Uses NRSV translation Vol. 2: Exodus–Deuteronomy 9781426773044 Student Book 507704 Leader’s Guide Components Student Books Each, $10.99 Leader Guides Each, $10.99 Vol. 3: Joshua–Ruth 728037 Student Book 507717 Leader’s Guide Vol. 4: 1 & 2 Samuel 9781426757891 Student Book 507729 Leader’s Guide Vol. 5: 1 Kings–Esther 728053 Student Book 9781426710308 Leader’s Guide Vol. 6: Job–Song of Solomon 9781426756849 Student Book 9781426710872 Leader’s Guide Vol. 7: Isaiah–Lamentations 9781426770241 Student Book 9781426753466 Leader’s Guide Vol. 8: Ezekiel–Malachi 728088 Student Book 9781426710896 Leader’s Guide Vol. 14: Romans–Philippians 728142 Student Book 507892 Leader’s Guide Vol. 15: Colossians–Jude 9781426761904 Student Book 9781426710285 Leader’s Guide Vol. 16: Revelation 728169 9781426710889 Student Book Leader’s Guide See page 2 for symbol explanation. FF13 74 Cokesbury Cokesbury.com | 800.672.1789 Young Adult Small-Group Studies Questions for reflection Individuals or small groups Written by a Tolkien scholar FREE downloadable group study guide The Christian World of The Hobbit Devin Brown The Hobbit takes readers into a world unlike any other—yet so much seems familiar. As Bilbo journeys there and back again, glimpses of the spiritual are seen. Previous guides to Tolkien’s fiction either entirely overlook the Christian elements or claim to find them everywhere. This volume, written by internationally regarded Tolkien scholar, Devin Brown, is an approachable, witty, and highly entertaining book that offers fresh perspectives to fans of The Hobbit. Abingdon Press. 9781426749490 $14.99; $9.44 ( also available, visit Cokesbury.com) NEW Yearning Authentic Transformation, Young Adults, and the Church Robert Hendrickson Young adults (18–30) are searching for a church that demands their involvement, whether it is in mission, theology, or daily life. They want a church that is relevant and offers a vision of the Divine. Yearning places the church in context with consumerism, freedom of choice, war and terror, and the impact of technology now dominating the worldview of young adults. Morehouse Publishing. Coming November 2013. 9780819228680 $20.00; $13.40 ( also available, visit Cokesbury.com) Jesus, Bombs, and Ice Cream Building a More Peaceful World Shane Claiborne, Ben Cohen and Friends This 6-session video series guides you on an audacious journey of creating a world filled with peace by ending violence wherever we can. The DVD has more than 2 hours of testimonials, with visual art and music. The Study Guide includes stories of reconciliation, grace, quotes, reflections, and questions for groups to discuss. Zondervan. 9780310693697 DVD $19.99; $15.99 9780310693680 Study Guide $9.99; $6.69 9780310693703 Study Guide with DVD $27.99; $22.39 Undead Revived, Resuscitated, and Reborn Clay Morgan The New Testament records seven separate incidents of dead people returning to life through the power of God. Many believers in the church are more familiar with zombies in entertainment than with the amazing stories of new life recorded in the Bible. This book retells these stories in a unique style that will reach a new generation of readers and challenge them to come back from the spiritual dead. Abingdon Press. 9781426753459 $15.99; $10.07 ( also available, visit Cokesbury.com) NEW Moment to Moment The Transformative Power of Everyday Life Amy Sander Montanez This book is about spiritual, life-changing transforation available right now. Montanez uses stories of simple life experiences to explore the way we experience the transformative process. Readers will learn to appreciate how, when we are transformed, the world is transformed. Isn’t that the Gospel, after all? Morehouse Publishing. Coming September 2013. 9780819228796 $24.00; $16.08 Merge Small-Group Studies for Young Adults Young adults are seeking a spirituality and a journey that is their own. They want their reality and spirituality to merge. Each Merge study is an independent 4-week guide for young adult reading and study groups. Wesleyan Publishing House. Each, $6.99; $4.68 9780898274714 9780898274721 9780898274738 9780898274745 Inked Choosing God’s Mark to Transform Your Life Kim Goad and Janet Bostwick Kusiak A tattoo can tell a lot about a person: rebelliousness, individuality, love, loyalty, faith, memories. Borrowing stories and slang from tattoo culture, this book explores how, despite the way our hearts are so deeply etched by life’s pain and sadness, we all have the opportunity to transform the marks life imprints on us and become inked by Christ. Abingdon Press. 9781426751189 $15.99; $10.07 ( also available, visit Cokesbury.com) Beginning Prayer John Killinger This timeless primer on prayer is a simple how-to book designed to answer basic questions beginners have about how to pray. Killinger addresses topics such as the appropriate attitude for prayer, the best time to pray, the best place for prayer, various postures for prayer, and the mood required for prayer. He also introduces readers to 21 methods of praying. Upper Room Books. 9780835811866 $14.00; $9.38 Here After Divine Chaos Spiritual Reality Inside Out See page 2 for symbol explanation. FF13 Cokesbury.com | 800.672.1789 75 Adult Small-Group Studies Embracing Study Series This series can be used as a resource for personal reflection as well as a small-group experience. Each DVD-based session begins with a video presentation by the author, lasting from 10–15 minutes, followed by filmed interaction with a small group. The Participant’s Guides then help your small group “join the dialogue” in your own setting. Morehouse Education Resources. Small-group or class DVD-based 5 sessions NEW Embracing Interfaith Cooperation Eboo Patel on Coming Together to Change the World Eboo Patel with Tim Scorer Interfaith commentator Eboo Patel believes religion is a bridge of cooperation rather than a barrier of division. He explores what it means to be “literate” about other faiths, how interfaith cooperation “works” and why, the skills needed for interfaith cooperation, and the significant role that our institutions, can play in this process. 9781606741191 846863019106 Participant Workbook DVD $12.95; $8.68 $39.95; $31.96 9781606741146 846863019830 5 sessions NEW Embracing Spiritual Awakening Diana Butler Bass on the Dynamics of Experiential Faith Diana Butler Bass with Tim Scorer Diana Butler Bass expands on the ideas she developed in her recent book, Christianity After Religion, exploring what Christianity may look like “beyond religion and beyond the church.” Coming September 2013. Participant Workbook DVD $12.95; $8.68 $39.95; $31.96 5 sessions Embracing a Life of Meaning Kathleen Norris on Discovering What Matters Kathleen Norris with Tim Scorer A unique viewpoint of “what matters most,” including: Belief (that to which we give our hearts); The Bible (the collective story of the Christian people); Community (where individualism and imperfection meet grace and acceptance); Place (faith within the space of home, church, land, and people); Us (what it means to remain in God’s image, countering our selfishness to embrace the world and its needs). 9781606741139 846863018888 Participant Workbook DVD $12.95; $8.68 $39.95; $31.96 6 sessions Embracing the Prophets in Contemporary Culture Walter Brueggemann on Confronting Today’s “Pharaohs” Walter Brueggemann with Tim Scorer Walter Brueggemann presents a compelling 6-session exploration of faith and develops the contemporary significance and relevance of the Old Testament prophets as uncredentialed purveyors of moral coherence in a world of power, money, and violence. 9781606740927 9781606740910 Participant Workbook DVD $12.95; $8.68 $39.95; $31.96 6 sessions Embracing Emergence Christianity Phyllis Tickle on the Church’s Next Rummage Sale Phyllis Tickle with Tim Scorer This study surveys 2000 years of Western history, identifying the great upheavals that occur in Western culture and Christianity every 500 years. The last was the Great Reformation of the 1500’s. The next is happening now. What are the implications (both culturally and spiritually)? What are the key questions and issues? And, perhaps most importantly, where are you, at this moment? Might you be an emergence Christian? 9781606740712 9781606740729 Participant Workbook DVD $12.95; $8.68 $39.95; $31.96 5 sessions Embracing an Adult Faith Marcus Borg on What it Means to Be Christian Marcus Borg with Tim Scorer Borg invites us to join him in revisiting Christianity’s most fundamental questions: Who is God? What does salvation mean? What place does Jesus hold in contemporary Christian faith? In this faith-formation resource, participants enjoy the rare privilege of witnessing Marcus in dialogue with a small, diverse group of adults as they honestly, and sometimes painfully, confront the big questions and work together toward authentic answers. 9781606740576 9781606740583 Participant Workbook DVD $12.95; $8.68 $39.95; $31.96 FF13 76 Cokesbury Cokesbury.com | 800.672.1789 Adult Small-Group Studies A deeper study of Sunday sermons Jacob Armstrong authors three sets of small-group resources that allow church members to further study his Sunday sermon series. Each flash drive of topical sermons will contain: sermon outlines, a video trailer, professional PowerPoint graphics, promotional art, and a small-group leader guide. Also included are printed versions of the sermons that Jacob delivered. Each devotional participant book is coordinated with sermons allowing church members to bring the sermon message home and provide additional insights and inspiration until the next Sunday. Abingdon Press. JACOB ARMSTRONG came to Mt. Juliet, Tennessee, after graduating seminary to start Providence United Methodist Church. He has a heart for seeing people who feel disconnected from God find hope, healing, and wholeness in Christ. His most formative experiences have been mission opportunities in the U.S., Mexico, and Spain. Armstrong is a graduate of Middle Tennessee State University and The University of the South, School of Theology. NEW Upside Down A Different Way to Live Jacob Armstrong Jesus turns the religion of his day and the religion of our day upside down as he talks about how we are to live. This series uses the common New Year mindset of starting new things, and couples that timely idea with what a life lived differently for Jesus would mean for a great year. Drawing upon the teachings of Christ from the Sermon on the Mount, this 4-week, topical sermon series is perfect for kicking off a new year—or anytime your church needs a fresh start. Coming October 2013. 9781426773730 Sermon Series Flash Drive With Leader’s Guide 9781426773778 Daily Readings ( also available in October, visit Cokesbury.com) $29.99; $23.99 $8.99; $5.66 Coordinates sermon and devotional content for the New Year 4 weeks (28 days) NEW The God Story Jacob Armstrong A 7-week series seeking to help congregants see the threads that run throughout the story of God’s people culminating in Jesus and the Resurrection. The series uses classic components of story to help people see their own place and role in God’s story. Coming October 2013. 9781426773754 Sermon Series Flash Drive With Leader’s Guide $29.99; $23.99 9781426773792 Daily Readings $8.99; $5.66 ( also available in October, visit Cokesbury.com) Coordinates sermon and devotional content for Lent Encompasses the entire Bible story 7 weeks (40 days) NEW Loving Large Jacob Armstrong This 4-week series seeks to move people to action in their Christian faith. In a world that seems to run on money, greed, oil, and power, etc., what would our world look like if it ran on the love of God? How can we infuse this world-changing love into our community and world? The series gives real opportunities for people to serve God and love their neighbor, culminating with a possible churchwide day of service to the community. Coming October 2013. 9781426773761 Sermon Series Flash Drive With Leader’s Guide 9781426773785 Daily Readings ( also available in October, visit Cokesbury.com) $29.99; $23.99 $8.99; $5.66 Coordinates sermon and devotional content for post-Easter A comparison of Christian vs. secular values 4 weeks (28 days) FF13 Cokesbury.com | 800.672.1789 77 Adult Small-Group Studies Individual, small groups, Sunday school, book clubs I Am Revealed Knowing God on a First-Name Basis Mike Baker Even though God is beyond our full comprehension, we can know God’s nature and character by digging into God’s Word and seeking to know God day by day. Each chapter focuses on God’s nature and attributes as illustrated by one of God’s personal names/descriptions found in the Old Testament and provides insight into relevant daily application. The book features modern-day stories, relevant questions for individual reflection or group discussion, plus suggestions for further study and activities. The discussion guide takes a more in-depth look at the book, chapter by chapter. Standard Publishing. 9780784735725 Book $9.99; $6.69 A meditation on God’s promises Unbroken 8 Enduring Promises God Will Keep Jeff Vines Can you count on promises made by your best friend? Your doctor? Your financial adviser? Unbroken is a reminder that life’s foundation is secure for anyone who stands on God’s enduring promises. Each chapter focuses on one of God’s key promises found in God’s Word. The book provides inspirational and practical help for meditating on God’s enduring promises and presents practical ways to live out the truths of God’s promises. It concludes with questions to challenge individuals or small groups. The discussion guide takes a more in-depth look at Unbroken, chapter by chapter. Standard Publishing. 9780784733080 9780784733097 Book Participant Discussion Guide $9.99; $6.69 $6.99; $4.68 A look at Jesus’ life-changing parables Inverted Living Out the Perspective-Changing Parables Jesus Told Tom Ellsworth For centuries, people have heard Jesus’ extraordinary parables and had their lives turned upside down. Each chapter of Inverted focuses on the unusual twists and unexpected ending of one of Jesus’ parables. The book not only gives insight into Jesus’ words, “Didn’t See That Coming” questions challenge individuals or small groups to change their attitudes, relationships, maybe even their lives. The discussion guide takes a more in-depth look at the book, chapter by chapter. Standard Publishing. 9780784729250 9780784729267 Book Participant Discussion Guide $9.99; $6.69 $6.99; $4.68 Release your heroic potential! Unnamed Unsuspecting Heroes Singled Out By God Chris Travis God often chooses unsuspecting heroes and writes unlikely endings to God’s stories. Many Bible characters are unnamed, yet their adventures reveal the kind of lasting impact that God intends each of us to have. Each chapter in Unnamed focuses on one unnamed hero. Using solid biblical insight, the book shows how God intends to fill our lives with significance and adventure. Includes questions to help individuals or small groups identify next steps. Discussion guide sessions parallel a chapter from Unnamed, taking a more in-depth look. Standard Publishing. 9780784774397 9780784774403 Book Participant Discussion Guide $9.99; $6.69 $6.99; $4.68 16-week DVD-based study (or two 8-week sessions) Who Do You Think You Are? Finding Your True Identity in Christ Mark Driscoll The issue of our identity underlies our struggles in life. And as Christians, many of us don’t fully understand who we are. What we do doesn’t determine who we are. Rather, who we are in Christ determines what we do. Mark Driscoll explores Christian identity in this in-depth study of Ephesians especially designed for students and women. Also contains inspiring ideas for life application. Team Study Pack contains one each: DVD Study, Participant Guide, Leader Guide. Thomas Nelson. 9781938805028 9781938805035 9781938805011 DVD, 8-weeks (use with both sessions) $26.99; $21.59 Participant Guide with Daily Devotions, 16-weeks $12.99; $8.70 Team Study Pack, 16 weeks $39.99; $26.79 Individual, small-group Faith Lessons from Same Kind of Different as Me Ron Hall and Denver Moore Go deeper into the themes from the New York Times bestseller Same Kind of Different as Me. You will see the heart of God in this documentary-style video that brings to life the book’s themes of the transforming power of love and friendship. The Conversation Kit features five 8- to 10-minute DVD sessions; new interviews and stories from Hall and Moore; a Participant Guide with a biblical lesson and thought-provoking questions for personal reflection or group discussion. May purchase the DVD and the Participant Guide separately. Thomas Nelson. 9781418542863 9781418542870 9781401677909 Conversation Kit, Book with DVD Participant Conversation Guide Additional DVD $24.99; $19.99 $7.99; $5.35 $16.99; $13.59 FF13 78 Cokesbury Cokesbury.com | 800.672.1789 Adult Small-Group Studies Small-group Individual, small-group, churchwide 4 weeks / 6 video sessions NEW Holy Spirit Here and Now Trevor Hudson Many Christians feel that something is missing from their relationship with God. Trevor Hudson invites readers into a fresh relationship with the Holy Spirit, reassuring them that “the Holy Spirit is deeply at work in you, right at this moment, wherever you are.” Each chapter includes a simple exercise to help them connect with the Holy Spirit in their daily lives, plus questions for small-group discussion. Upper Room Books. Coming July 2013. 9780835812207 $16.00; $10.72 NEW Altar Ego Becoming Who God Says You Are Craig Groeschel Abandon self worth based on possessions and accomplishments, and turn instead to the eyes of God for definition. This inspiring 4-week church experience expands on the teaching from Groeschel’s book of the same name. The campaign kit includes one each: hardcover book; Study Guide; DVD-ROM, campaign guide; plus 4 sermon outlines and promotional materials. Zondervan. 9780310894933 9780310894940 9780310693031 9780310692966 9780310333715 DVD-ROM Study, 6 video sessions Softcover Study Guide Softcover Study Guide with DVD Curriculum Kit, Hardcover Original Hardcover Book $26.99; $21.59 $10.99; $7.36 $34.99; $27.99 $57.99; $46.39 $19.99; $13.39 For additional studies from Trevor Hudson, see pages 80 and 100. Individual, small-group, churchwide DVD-based/4 sessions The Circle Maker Praying Circles Around Your Biggest Dreams and Greatest Fears Mark Batterson Based on the book of the same name, this study helps participants gain a deeper understanding of prayer in order to more consistently practice it. The 4-session DVD combines teaching and creative elements. The kit includes one each: Participant’s Guide, DVD, Getting Started Guide, plus 4 sermon outlines and church promotional materials. Zondervan. 9780310333098 9780310684329 9780310333081 9780310684459 9780310333029 Participant’s Guide Participant’s Guide with DVD DVD-ROM Curriculum Kit Original Hardcover Book $10.99; $7.36 $31.99; $25.59 $26.99; $19.99 $54.99; $43.99 $19.99; $13.39 9780898273595 9780898273670 9780898273694 9780898273717 9780898273687 Bible based Small-group 4 weeks D Series Studies The D Series provides basic, easy-to-apply small-group studies on five essential topics for spiritual growth. Each four-session study is Bible-based and follows the learning pattern of addressing head (mind), heart (emotions or affective reasoning), hands (action), and habits (spiritual practices). Wesleyan Publishing House. Starting A Relationship with God Knowing What Christians Believe Living a Holy Life Finding a Place to Serve Experiencing Baptism and Communion $7.99 $7.99 $7.99 $7.99 $7.99 The Grace Course Realizing the Good Life Now Steve Goss, Rich Miller, and Jude Graham Some Christians fall into the trap that once saved, they must perform good works to maintain God’s acceptance. This course is designed to help them receive assurances of God’s daily grace. The Leader’s Guide CD includes PowerPoint presentations. The DVD hosted by Goss and Miller is supplemented by leader interviews. Monarch Books/Kregel. 6 sessions Discussion questions Joy Together Spiritual Practices for Your Congregation Lynne M. Baab A practical guide for Christian leaders on how to involve their congregations or small groups in six joyful spiritual practices— thankfulness, fasting, contemplative prayer, lectio divina, hospitality, and Sabbath keeping. Discussion questions included. Westminster John Knox Press. 9780664237097 $17.00; $10.71 Holy Nomad The Rugged Road to Joy Matt Litton Your faith is not just a ticket to heaven—it is a matter of Joy. But what if we were meant to be nomads, always on the move, journeying with God? Holy Nomad is a motivational call for readers to live a radical, liberated life of faith and of absolute freedom and fulfillment. This book calls for readers to divest themselves from all the things that hold us back in order to go on this nomadic adventure. Abingdon Press. 9781426748592 $15.99; $10.07 9780857213242 Leader’s Guide & CD $49.99; $39.99 9780857214423 Full-Course Teaching DVD $79.99; $63.99 9780857213259 Workbook $6.99; $4.68 FF13 Cokesbury.com | 800.672.1789 79 Adult Small-Group Studies Explores psalm themes Write-your-own psalm exercises NEW Finding Your Voice in the Psalms An Invitation to Honest Prayer Elizabeth J. Canham Liz Canham conveys her love for the psalms in a way that will surely lure others to discover their beauty and power. The book does not look at every psalm but explores seven themes found throughout the psalms— including anger and disappointment, God’s faithfulness, and learning to praise. The book equips readers to pray the psalms and start writing psalms for personal prayer and worship. Each chapter concludes with a psalm prayer, suggestion for reflection, and a prompt for writing an original psalm. Includes leader’s guide. Upper Room Books. 9780835811958 $12.00; $8.04 Small-group 6 sessions NEW The Jew Named Jesus Discover the Man and His Message Rebekah Simon-Peter The author says “Jesus was born a Jew, raised a Jew, lived a Jew, died a Jew, and resurrected a Jew. He was no backsliding Jew, but an observant Jew….I believe it’s important for the church to own that and to claim it proudly. I believe how we see, name, and claim Jesus has everything to do with how we see, name, and claim each other.” Simon-Peter, an ordained elder in The United Methodist Church, was also born and raised a Jew. She challenges Christians to rethink Jesus’ identity as a Jew, and in the process, to consider ways to continue to heal the breaches between Jews and Christians? Abingdon Press. Coming September 2013. 9781426760488 $11.99; $7.55 ( also available in September, visit Cokesbury.com) Illustrations throughout NEW Consider the Birds A Provocative Guide to Birds of the Bible Debbie Blue From biblical times to today, humans have found meaning and significance in the actions and symbolism of birds. The birds of Scripture, though admired, are largely unseen and under-appreciated. The author highlights 10 biblical birds—including the dove, quail, and birds of prey—and explores their significance in familiar and unfamiliar stories. With these (usually) minor characters at the forefront, the book’s poignant life lessons illuminate how God’s mysterious grace is sometimes most evident in God’s simplest of creatures. Abingdon Press. Coming August 2013. 9781426749506 $16.99; $10.70 also available in August, visit Cokesbury.com) ( Use beads to deepen faith 4-week Bible study NEW A Bead and a Prayer A Beginner’s Guide to Praying with Beads Kristen E. Vincent This 4-week Bible study introduces Protestants to prayer beads as a tool for connecting with God. Participants will explore the history and art of using beads in prayer, discover ways to pray with beads, and learn how beads can help them deepen their faith, understand Christian beliefs, and listen to God. Upper Room Books. Coming August 2013. 9780835812177 $12.00; $8.04 40 days Individual, small-group Deeply Loved 40 Ways in 40 Days to Experience the Heart of Jesus Keri Wyatt Kent Gives participants tools to help experience Jesus’ love in a personal way, demonstrating that God loves the individual, not just mankind in general. This 40-day resource offers a specific step for the reader to participate in each day, including solitude, hourly prayer, Scripture memory, journaling, Sabbath, giving, and serving others in community. Abingdon Press. 9781426744815 $14.99; $9.44 ( also available, visit Cokesbury.com) Small-group Heaven on Earth Realizing the Good Life Now Chris Seidman and Joshua Graves Often, the good life is a busy, exhausted, driven, unhappy life. What if there was a different way to live—now, not when we get to heaven? A short list of “blessings”— the Beatitudes—is Jesus’ explanation of “the good life.” If we understand them, we realize they’re less about what we do and more about what God is doing. Two dynamic pastors explore Jesus’ central message and offer practical guidance on realizing “the good life” now. Abingdon Press. 9781426749049 $15.99; $10.07 ( also available, visit Cokesbury.com) The Cycle of Grace Living in Sacred Balance Trevor Hudson and Jerry P. Haas This groundbreaking resource speaks to a familiar condition today: spiritual burnout. This workbook-video combo sheds light on how Christians get stuck in a cycle of works—doing things for God—rather than living in God’s grace. The text by Haas guides readers through journaling questions and unpacks the video by well-known pastor Hudson that opens each chapter. Upper Room Books. 9780835811989 Workbook $16.00; $10.72 Workbook includes a FREE downloadable 10-min. video at www.Bookstore.Upperroom.org See page 2 for symbol explanation. FF13 80 Cokesbury Cokesbury.com | 800.672.1789 Adult Spiritual Growth Psalm-based devotions 12-step companion Higher Power Seeking God in 12-Step Recovery Douglas D. Himes NEW Freedom From Worry 28 Days of Prayer Patricia Wilson Patricia Wilson offers practical suggestions for people who worry too much in this book of 28 daily devotions. Based on the Psalms, each day’s reading helps the reader turn toward God in a time of worry rather than obsess over all of his or her concerns. Wilson emphasizes God’s loving nature and steers readers away from guilt if worry doesn’t disappear immediately. Upper Room Books. Willpower is not enough. You need more. You need a Higher Power. Every recovering alcoholic or addict—regardless of length of sobriety—will reach a time when the only thing that stands between him or her and picking up a drink or drug will be a personal relationship with a Higher Power. This book is an invitation to explore and nurture that relationship. Reconnecting with the Christian roots of Alcoholics Anonymous, Higher Power combines classic biblical teaching, spiritual formation, and contemporary 12-step practice. It’s an excellent resource for anyone in recovery seeking to develop a personal relationship with a loving and merciful God. Abingdon Press. 9781426745812 $15.99; $10.07 ( also available, visit Cokesbury.com) 9780835811897 $10.00; $6.70 Practical, grace-filled help NEW Aspire to make a difference NEW Ragged Hope Surviving the Fallout of Other People’s Choices Cynthia Ruchti It is one thing to live with the consequences of your own choices, but what happens when your life is changed because of someone else’s? This insightful and uplifting guide will comfort, support, and encourage you through whatever situation you must face. Cynthia Ruchti, who has walked this road herself, assures readers that God is ever present and God’s love never wavers. There is hope, grace, and a future in every situation, especially those we did not cause. Abingdon Press. Coming July 2013. 9781426751172 $15.99; $10.07 also available in July, visit Cokesbury.com) ( Thrive Live Like You Matter Lisa Toney When the accumulation of possessions becomes our driving force, we will not thrive. Yet when we make a unique contribution to society, we will grow, both as individuals and as a community. Thrive offers practical principles for living that will guide you to fulfill the life God has planned for you. Author Lisa Toney helps you celebrate your unique and God-given role and then encourages you to live life to the fullest. Life should not just happen to you. Thrive provides resources to shape your life for fulfillment and contribution to our planet. Abingdon Press. Coming August 2013. 9781426756962 $15.99; $10.07 ( also available in August, visit Cokesbury.com) Compelling stories about overcoming pain & suffering Relentless Hope Extracting the Precious from the Worthless Beth Guckenberger A book that speaks to orphaned souls and those who have just felt that way: parents agonizing over prodigal children; addicts; people enduring physical, mental, or spiritual suffering; and people of all types who have lost something—loved ones, family, jobs, innocence, a chance…their way. Beth’s compelling stories—interwoven with the wisdom of Scripture—will resonate with anyone seeking to find purpose in the midst of pain. Though people may feel confused, lost, or abandoned, there is hope. This book offers useful and meaningful messages for the individual reader, pastors, families, church leaders, and small groups. God is writing the story of our lives, and the story’s not over yet. Standard Publishing. 9780784731789 FF13 $14.99; $10.04 Written in lay terms NEW Hardwired Finding the God You Already Know James Miller There is a vast Christian audience that longs for clear explanations in their “case for God” that gives them reason, confidence, and the language to effectively communicate their belief. Hardwired is that book, that confidence, that accessible wisdom, and that language! Building on the biblical principle that God’s existence is plain in what God has made, Hardwired makes the case for our natural lives giving us a language for God’s existence. Filled with humor, metaphor, and whimsy, Hardwired will empower the layperson to find God without a PhD. It’s readable and fun, even as it rests on a credible, scholarly foundation. Abingdon Press. Coming September 2013. 9781426773815 $15.99; $10.07 ( also available in September, visit Cokesbury.com) Cokesbury.com | 800.672.1789 81 Adult Devotions and Journals NEW My Strength and My Song A Year with the Psalms Simon Peter Iredale The Psalms are rich in powerful and evocative imagery, reflecting timeless emotions and experiences. Contemporary readers join the psalmists in seeking and finding the God of hope, comfort, strength, protection, and renewal. This book guides readers on a yearlong journey through the Psalms, with weekly personal study/ reading. Abingdon Press. Coming October 2013. 9781426760471 $9.99; $6.29 also available in October, visit Cokesbury.com) ( NEW Order My Steps Bible Moments to Start the Day Marjorie L. Kimbrough In Order My Steps, Marjorie L. Kimbrough provides inspiration, hope, and encouragement for centering your day on God and God’s will for you. This book of daily devotions, each of which includes Scripture, a Scripture-related daily reflection question, and a prayer, will help you balance the day’s tasks and challenges with the joy of living in Christ. Abingdon Press. 9781426758799 $14.99; $9.44 also available, visit Cokesbury.com) ( NEW Practical Grace How to Find God in the Everyday Robert K. Hudnut Hudnut combines depth, grace, and practical faith to bring us one of the most moving devotionals of the decade. Using Scripture as a starting point, he creates engaging readings that bring faith near while carefully mining biblical principles to provide readers with tools for addressing everyday problems, helping them gain insight, and live lives of practical grace. Abingdon Press. Coming June 2013. 9781426753268 $15.99; $10.07 also available in June, visit Cokesbury.com) ( NEW Music for Your Heart Reflections from Your Favorite Songs and Hymns Ace Collins This best-selling and award-winning author takes you behind the scenes of favorite songs and hymns to show how the lyrics and music began. Through insider stories, artist bios, and inspiration from Scripture, he reflects on the biblical truths in these classics. Gives inspiration to curious music enthusiasts as well as those seeking devotional meditation. Abingdon Press. Coming September 2013. 9781426767272 $15.99; $10.07 ( also available in September, visit Cokesbury.com) Thankful Practicing the Grace of Gratitude: 52 Weekly Devotions Karen Moore This interactive devotional begins each week with an inspiring, Scripturebased message and then provides Scripture readings and thoughts for each day of that week. Over the course of the year, readers will build their gratitude muscles and strengthen their resolve to seek out the good that is so abundant in every life. Abingdon Press. 9781426752223 $14.99; $9.44 ( also available, visit Cokesbury.com) Jesus Today Experiencing Hope Through His Presence Sarah Young The beloved author of the best-selling devotional, Jesus Calling, now shares another deeply spiritual devotional to help readers grow in grace, hear from God, and walk with “Jesus Today”. Readers will be renewed with a deeper sense of hope as Sarah shares her own spiritual journey. Thomas Nelson. 9781400320097 Also available: Hardcover $15.99; $10.71 Jesus Calling: Devotions for Every Day of the Year 9781591451884 Hardcover $15.99; $10.71 Creatively jump-start your devotional life Individual, small-group NEW Writing in the Margins Connecting with God on the Pages of Your Bible Lisa Nichols Hickman This book inspires a new encounter with “the living Word”—and jump-starts a deep and creative and hands-on approach to reading Scripture. Meet God in the margins. Engage in a divine conversation that transforms and guides. Let God shape your character from the living interaction on the pages of your Bible. Writing in the Margins is a book about making connections on the pages of your Bible— and introduces a devotional and scriptural path of engagement that is life-changing. Abingdon Press. Coming August 2013. 9781426767500 $16.99; $10.70 ( also available in August, visit Cokesbury.com) Reactivate your commitment to prayer Individual, small-group NEW Organizing Your Prayer Closet A New and Life-Changing Way to Pray Gina Duke For anyone who has ever questioned the practice of prayer or become frustrated with a lack of spiritual fervor, this book offers a holistic, new approach to revitalizing both. Inspiring and equipping with Scripture, inspirational quotes, and journaling space, it challenges you to 52 weekly lessons on interacting with Scripture, overcoming prayer hurdles, learning to pray authentically, and more. Abingdon Press. Coming November 2013. 9781426768958 $16.99; $10.70 ( also available in November, visit Cokesbury.com) See page 2 for symbol explanation. 82 Cokesbury Cokesbury.com | 800.672.1789 FF13 Enriching and relevant Bible studies for women who want to know and live in the Word Discover how to find balance in life NEW The Christ-Centered Woman Finding Balance in a World of Extremes Kimberly Dunnam Reisman In this six-week in-depth Bible study, Kimberly Dunnam Reisman draws upon her best-selling book The Christ-Centered Woman to provide a completely updated and expanded guide for helping women to find balance at every age and stage of life. Confronting the daily chaos of competing demands from a new perspective, she asks not “How do I juggle my responsibilities?” but “How do I make choices that reflect my relationship with Christ and his direction for my life?” DVD teaching by the author Study based on author’s best-selling book 6 sessions Using chapter three of the Apostle Paul’s letter to the Ephesians as a biblical foundation, the study identifies barriers to balanced living and explores what the Bible teaches about Christ-centered living. Women will discover how being centered in the Savior can help us contemplate, sort, and prioritize our callings. Through it all, we come to experience Christ as Rock, Solace, and Guide and find him the calm center from which we can wisely navigate the responsibilities of our lives. The DVD provides six video segments featuring Kim’s dynamic teaching. The Participant Book includes space for writing answers and recording reflections. The Leader Kit includes the following components: Participant Book, Leader Guide, DVD, and a Preview Book. Abingdon Press. Coming August 2013. 9781426773693 Participant Book ( also available in August, visit Cokesbury.com) 9781426773709 Leader Guide 843504045661 DVD Study, 6 Sessions 843504046682 Leader Kit 9781426773716 Preview Book $14.99; $9.44 $12.99; $8.18 $49.99; $39.99 $79.99; $63.99 $1.99 Uncover powerful truths about how God is working in your life NEW Namesake When God Rewrites Your Story Jessica LaGrone Every name tells a story. Names in Scripture were often given to tell the story of a person’s identity, upbringing, or character. When transforming lives, God often brings more than we bargained for: new identities, new journeys, even new names. Weekly focus on different Bible characters DVD featuring the author’s teaching 6 sessions Namesake is a 6-week Bible study that explores the roots of biblical characters’ names and the transformational power of God through the stories of individuals who met God and whose lives and names were changed forever. As you meet Abraham and Sarah, Jacob, Naomi, Daniel, Peter, and the unnamed woman, you will discover that God wants to be just as intimately involved in your story, offering an identity that shines with the purpose for which you were created. The DVD features six video teaching segments with Jessica. Boxed Kit contains one copy each: Leader Guide, Participant Book, DVD, and a Preview Book. Abingdon Press. 9781426761874 Participant Book also available, visit Cokesbury.com) ( 9781426761881 Leader Guide, 6 Sessions 843504037369 DVD 843504037376 Leader Kit 9781426763540 Preview Book $15.99; $10.07 $12.99; $8.18 $39.99; $31.99 $74.99; $59.99 $1.99 FF13 Cokesbury.com | 800.672.1789 83 Explore the deepest longing of every woman’s heart NEW Her Restless Heart A Woman’s Longing for Love and Acceptance Barbara Cameron Explore the longing of every woman’s heart with the best-selling Amish fiction author of A Time to Love and A Time to Heal, in a Bible study based on her novel Her Restless Heart. This study is the second title in the Faith and Fiction Bible study series, which uses Christian fiction as a backdrop for exploring biblical themes. Just as Jesus used stories to teach important principles, this six-week study draws on the story of a young Amish woman to shed light on the Bible’s answer to the deepest longing of a woman’s heart. The Participant Book features five guided studies per week and includes a plot summary, character sketches, insights from Scripture, excerpts from the novel, and questions with space for writing—so that reading the novel is not required. The DVD contains six brief interviews with Barbara sharing insights, stories, and behind-the-pages details. Abingdon Press. 9781426761706 Participant Book also available, visit Cokesbury.com) ( 9781426761737 Leader Guide, 6 Sessions 843504037321 DVD Also available: 9781426714276 Original Novel $14.99; $9.44 $12.99; $8.18 $39.99; $31.99 $14.99; $9.44 Best-selling Amish fiction author Combines Christian fiction and in-depth Bible study Video interviews with author 6 sessions Discover healing through forgiveness and grace Healing Waters A Bible Study on Forgiveness, Grace, and Second Chances with Melody Carlson In Healing Waters, the first study in the new Abingdon Women Faith and Fiction Bible study series, popular Christian fiction author Melody Carlson draws upon her trilogy The Inn at Shining Waters to invite participants on an exciting journey toward healing. Using the stories, themes, and characters of the novels as a backdrop, this eight-week study explores the need for forgiveness and mercy and the role that second chances and new beginnings play in healing both our spirits and our relationships. The Participant Book includes five guided Bible studies per week, plot summaries, novel excerpts, and character sketches—so that reading the novels is not required. The DVD contains eight brief interviews with Melody sharing insights, stories, and behind-thepages details. Abingdon Press. 9781426749551 Leader Guide, 8 Sessions 9781426749544 Participant Book also available, visit Cokesbury.com) ( 843504031145 DVD $12.99; $8.18 $14.99; $9.44 $39.99; $31.99 Best-selling author Small-group 8 sessions DVD-based 84 Cokesbury Cokesbury.com | 800.672.1789 FF13 Enriching and relevant Bible studies for women who want to know and live in the Word Learn to live a life of unshakable faith and leave a spiritual legacy for those who follow you NEW This I Know For Sure Taking God at His Word Babbie Mason Do you have a longing to know God more intimately? Do you desire a rock-solid faith to believe God for the challenges you are facing, regardless of how you may feel? This six-week Bible study by award-winning Gospel singer-songwriter and Bible teacher Babbie Mason challenges you to examine your personal relationship with God, make up your mind to believe God’s Word—regardless of your feelings or circumstances—and take hold of some non-negotiable principles of the faith. Whether you are wrestling with questions or fears, struggling in your relationships, or facing a health, financial, or other crisis, these principles will enable you to trust God with your doubts, cease your wavering, and drive a spiritual stake of faith in the ground. The Participant Book draws upon the powerful words of 2 Timothy 1:12 as Babbie identifies five spiritual “landmarks” that point us to foundational promises in God’s Word we can know beyond a shadow of a doubt. Five devotional readings are provided for each week. The interactive format includes space for responding to questions and recording personal reflections. The DVD provides six video segments with Babbie, featuring teaching and original music. The Leader Kit includes the following components: Participant Book, Leader Guide, DVD, and the Preview Book. Abingdon Press. Coming September 2013. 9781426772450 Participant Book ( also available in September, visit Cokesbury.com) 9781426772467 Leader Guide, 6 Sessions 843504045500 DVD 843504045517 Leader Kit 9781426772481 Preview Book $14.99; $9.44 $12.99; $8.18 $49.99; $39.99 $79.99; $63.99 $1.99 Develop rock-solid faith Teaching & music DVD segments with Babbie 6 sessions Embraced by God Seven Promises for Every Woman Babbie Mason Every woman longs to know that she is loved, accepted, and valued. Yet, many wonder, “Does God really love me as I am? Do I really matter to God?” In this 8-week study, award-winning gospel singer, songwriter, and teacher Babbie Mason helps women of all ages and walks of life to discover the depth and breadth of God’s great love and acceptance. Drawing upon her own personal journey to understand how much God loves her—not as a singer or teacher but as God’s beloved daughter—she equips women to accept God’s unfailing love as they understand and claim seven biblical promises. The Participant Book provides five guided studies per week. The DVD features eight teaching video segments with Babbie, plus her original music. The Leader Kit contains one copy each: Leader Guide, Participant Book, DVD, and additional leader support resources. The Preview Book is pocket-sized and perfect for gift giving. Abingdon Press. 9781426754418 Participant Book also available, visit Cokesbury.com) ( 9781426754401 Leader Guide, 8 Sessions 843504033934 DVD 843504033927 Leader Kit 9781426757747 Preview Book: Seven Promises for Every Woman Also available: 9781426741340 Original Book, Hardcover $14.99; $9.44 $12.99; $8.18 $39.99; $31.99 $69.99; $55.99 $1.99 $18.99; $11.96 Discover the depth of God’s love Teaching & Music DVD segments with Babbie Small-group or class 8 sessions FF13 Cokesbury.com | 800.672.1789 85 Women’s Studies Balance your needs with needs of others NEW Renewed Finding Your Inner Happy in an Overwhelmed World Lucille Zimmerman Women often have a difficult time balancing the needs of others with the need to nurture themselves. The demands of mothering, homemaking, work, and carrying out Jesus’ command to love others can leave women exhausted, sick, and resentful. Renewed offers women biblical and psychological permission to do self-care. It helps women understand the need to put themselves on “the list,” and through practical ideas and relatable anecdotes, helps nurture those areas of women’s lives to use them better for work, family, and ministry. Abingdon Press. 9781426748608 $15.99; $10.07 also available, visit Cokesbury.com) ( Based on the New York Times’ best-selling book Video-based, 5 sessions One Thousand Gifts A Dare to Live Fully Right Where You Are Ann Voskamp How do we find joy in the midst of deadlines, debt, drama, and daily duties? In this smallgroup, video-based study Voskamp reveals the discovery that will open participants’ eyes to ordinary, amazing grace regardless of one’s circumstances. Helps participants enter a new way of life that will restore a joyful heart. Encourages participants to take on the life-changing discipline of journaling God’s gifts—to really look at life and find the good in it. Zondervan. 9780310684404 9780310684398 9780310318651 9780310684381 Also available: 9780310321910 Participant Study Guide with DVD DVD Study Audio CD Study Guide, 5 Sessions Book $34.99; $27.99 $26.99; $21.59 $27.99; $22.39 $10.99; $7.36 $16.99; $11.38 Retreat for any location Highly interactive 8 sessions NEW Café Chocolat Retreat Where Women Delight in God’s Grace A hassle-free, affordable way for a church to host a memorable experience for women! Using chocolate as a metaphor for God’s grace, women will taste God’s sweet goodness in abundance through in-depth Bible study, unforgettable worship, and fun activities. Kit includes Director Guide; Worship Leader Guide, 6 session leader guides, training and promotional DVD, easy-to-use graphics CD (with reproducibles), samples of all the participant items (journal, bracelet, service project, music CD, and tote bag), plus sample chapters of a follow-up Bible study and devotional. Group Publishing. 9780764490675 Retreat Kit $69.99; $55.99 Stuck The Places We Get Stuck and the God Who Sets Us Free Jennie Allen We are often so stuck in invisible struggles in our hearts and minds, we barely have space for God. These deep struggles are familiar to every one of us: brokenness, anger, discontentment, fear, and sadness. Until we recognize that we are stuck and in need of God, we will miss what God has for us. From drawing, journaling, or interacting with the homeless, women will have the opportunity to connect with each other and Scripture in deep and authentic ways. Kit includes DVD, Study Guide, a Scripture study, short 5-day-per-week lessons, a Leader Guide, Conversation Cards, and promotional resources. Thomas Nelson. 9781418548742 9781418548735 Study Guide DVD-based Study Kit $9.99; $6.69 $39.99; $31.99 8 author-led videos chapter intros A Confident Heart How to Stop Doubting Yourself and Live in the Security of God’s Promises Renee Swope Based on her best-selling book of the same name, Swope gives an encouraging message for any woman who wants to exchange her lack of self-confidence with lasting Godconfidence that will transform the way she thinks, feels, and lives. The 50-minute DVD includes eight video chapter introductions by the author plus a promotional trailer and downloadable group material. Revell Books. Coming July 2013. 9780800722500 Also available: 9780800719609 DVD Study Book $9.99; $7.99 $13.99; $9.37 Individual or small-group 4 sessions per study Walking Bible Studies Becca Stevens A series of short readings and meditations that can serve as your field guide to learning more about Scripture as you travel through nature and life. Considers God’s world in relation to important biblical themes: Love, Peace, and Justice. Pocket-sized studies consist of 4 sessions which include prayer, Scripture, Stevens’ thoughts and stories, questions to reflect on or discuss, and activities. Abingdon Press. Each, $9.99; $6.29 9781426709784 The Path of Peace 9781426711732 The Path of Justice 9781426711749 The Path of Love ( also available, visit Cokesbury.com) See page 2 for symbol explanation. 86 Cokesbury Cokesbury.com | 800.672.1789 FF13 Women’s Studies Interactive, topical studies Individuals or groups Women of the Word Bible Study Series Each week’s study examines the topic in depth, digs into Scripture to find out what God’s Word has to say about it, offers readers the opportunity to reflect on the past and future of their walk with God, and suggests practical action steps to help readers apply what they have learned. Gospel Light. Each, $9.99 A Woman After God’s Heart 9780830752331 Eadie Goodboy The Beauty of Intimacy 9780830757107 Jane Hansen and Marie Powers Building Better Relationships 9780830752362 Bobbie Yagel Captivated by God 9780830754953 Agnes Lawless and Eadie Goodboy Free from Worry 9780830752324 Janet Wise $9.99 $9.99 $9.99 $9.99 $9.99 $9.99 $9.99 Revised & updated series Individuals or groups Online video components NEW Discover Together Series Sue Edwards Since 2007, Sue Edwards’s Bible studies have encouraged and equipped women with meaningful devotion, biblical principles, and timeless life lessons. Now with the series relaunch, Sue has revised and updated six of her studies to be more inviting and accessible to readers and is offering a brand new study on Revelation. Reorganized to facilitate either individual or group use, each study maintains their original lessons and questions but now also offers inspirational sidebars and short, 3-5 minute supplemental videos of Sue providing historical and cultural background, teaching important truths found in each week’s lesson, or asking thoughtful questions to encourage deeper discussion. Scan the video QR code with a smart phone or visit the series website (www.DiscoverTogetherSeries.com). Kregel Publications. Each, $12.99; $8.70 9780825443077 9780830755813 9780825443091 9780825443107 9780825443114 9780825443121 9780825443138 Proverbs 1, 9 Weeks Proverbs 2, 9 Weeks Ephesians, 9 Weeks Luke, 8 Weeks Psalms, 9 Weeks 1 Peter, 9 Weeks Revelation, 9 Weeks From Shame to Beauty 9780830752355 Marie Powers The Gift of Forgiveness 9780830755813 Eva Gibson Simple, fun activities help understanding of Scripture Flexible: small/large groups 6-week series Simply Relevant Relational Bible Series For Women The Simply Relevant series makes it easy to introduce others to Jesus—and strengthen lifelong relationships with him. It’s great for those who have never studied the Bible, and it’s packed with new insights for those who have studied for years. Easy to lead and do...no leader guide required. All the directions for the hostess are included throughout the study. No prep. No homework. Just show up and get involved. Well-structured, engaging sessions. Each session begins with a fun snack and time to mingle, and then women experience an activity that instills the Scripture they’ll learn that day. Women will close their time together by committing to apply what they discovered...and share in more girlfriend time. Great for new friends and “first-timers.” Simply Relevant is a perfect entry point for women who have never studied the Bible before. All the Scripture is included right next to the questions. And women well-versed in Scripture will be renewed by the series, too. Flexible. This 6-week series is great for 4 women, 50 women, or more! Each session lasts about 2 hours or less. Group Publishing. Each, $9.99 9780764441424 9780764441417 9780764434440 9780764434457 9780764438899 9780764438905 FF13 Tailored for women Individual or group As little as 20 minutes Fresh Life Women’s Study Series Lenya Heitzig and Penny Pierce Rose The Fresh Life series was created by women, for women—women who crave a profound experience of God’s Word without an overwhelming commitment of time. With each lesson, with a group or by yourself, you will come to a deeper understanding of the truths of the Bible and develop a deeper intimacy with God. David C. Cook Publishing. Each, $17.99 Live Beautifully A Study in the Books of Ruth and Esther 9780781406123 Live Tastefully Savoring Encounters with Jesus 9780781405942 Live Deeply A Study in the Parables of Jesus 9781434799869 Live Relationally Lessons from the Women of Genesis 9781434767486 Finding Balance: Steadiness in God Singing in the Rain: Finding Joy in Life’s Ups & Downs HeartSpa: 6 Sessions on Spiritual Refreshment Chocolate Boutique: 6 Sessions on Grace Savor the Moments: 6 Sessions on Patience A Taste of Freedom: 6 Sessions on Self-Control Live Fearlessly A Study in the Book of Joshua 9781434799418 Live Abundantly A Study in the Book of Ephesians 9781434703309 Live Intimately Lessons from the Upper Room 9781434767905 Live Reflectively Lessons from the Watershed Moments of Moses 9780781405935 Cokesbury.com | 800.672.1789 87 Women’s Studies Studies to fit busy schedules Minutes daily for 30 days Flourishing Faith Series Devotional Studies to Fit Your Life Kelli B. Trujillo Is it possible to stay connected with God—to have a flourishing faith--even when life leaves us too busy to breathe? You can meaningfully connect with God, even when you don’t have 30 minutes or an hour every day to spend in God’s Word, by tuning in to God’s presence and listening to God’s voice, moment by moment. Each Flourishing Faith book is a thirty-day journey with three different faith-nourishing experiences each day. These experiences take just five to fifteen minutes. You’ll encounter God through a variety of daily experiences that foster a sense of curiosity and excitement, guiding you to engage emotionally, intellectually, creatively, and even physically. Each book also contains four “go deeper” ideas. Wesleyan Publishing House. Individual, small-group 8 weekly lessons Sisters in Faith Bible Studies Series Each study examines the lives of amazing women who touched the heart of God and offers today’s women encouragement to live faithfully. 8 lessons per volume. Wesleyan Publishing House. Simply Content: Finding Freedom in a Culture of Excess Valorie Bender Quesenberry Women learn to reject the hunger for more and embrace the satisfaction and freedom found in Christ. 9780898275698 $7.99; $5.35 Also available in this series: Redeeming Romance: Delighting in God’s Love God designed your desire for love as an echo of God’s divine romance with God’s people. 9780898274691 Valorie Bender Quesenberry $7.99; $5.35 Reflecting Beauty: Embracing the Creator’s Design Become empowered to resist our culture’s destructive beauty messages and embrace God’s heart of love for God’s daughters. 9780898274288 Valorie Bender Quesenberry $7.99; $5.35 Courageous Women in the Bible: Step Out in Faith—Live Life with Purpose Meet eight women who courageously followed God’s calling despite the cost. 9780898273373 Julie-Allyson Ieron $7.99; $5.35 Transformed Women in the Bible: Explore Real Life Issues—Experience Real Life Change Meet several women who spent time with Jesus and were never the same. 9780898273397 Julie-Allyson Ieron $7.99; $5.35 Sisters in the Bible: Celebrate Relationships—Experience God’s Power Meet sisters who illustrate the joys and challenges of sisterhood. 9780898273380 Julie-Allyson Ieron $7.99; $5.35 NEW Embrace Your Worth. Realign your sense of self with what Scripture says about your worth and purpose. 9780898275599 $7.99; $5.35 NEW Restore Your Joy. Learn from Scripture what true joy is and how to nourish that joy in the center of your being. 9780898275650 $7.99; $5.35 Cultivate Your Character. Connect with God’s Spirit as he transforms you from the inside out. 9780898275629 $7.99; $5.35 Enrich Your Marriage. Explore what Scripture says about what you can do as a wife to help your marriage grow and flourish. 9780898275643 $7.99; $5.35 Two women interact Verse-by-verse studies 6 weeks (5 lessons per wk.) Friend to Friend Series Edna Ellison Written for two friends to study and experience together, these interactive Bible studies examine books of the Bible using folksy anecdotes, verse-by-verse analysis, questions for reflection, and prayers. The daily lessons—5 days a week over a 6-week period—encourage individuals and help friends encourage each other. New Hope Publishers. DVD film series Individual, small-group True Beauty Series Finding Your Identity in Jesus Lisa Chan A short-film series for women featuring Lisa Chan, from the creators of Ed’s Story and BASIC. Every film in the True Beauty series weaves Chan’s teaching with another woman’s story. Rich in Scripture and practical application, these unique films—which are ideal for small groups or individuals—point women to the freeing discovery that true beauty lies in the heart. With a personal reflection or small-group discussion guide. David C. Cook. NEW Friendships of Purpose A Shared Study of Ephesians Explores the gifts and heritage God has given and how we can walk worthy of our calling in response. Coming July 2013. 9781596693784 $11.99; $8.03 NEW Not of This World Viewers learn that living for eternity is the key to living fully right now rather than striving for the “perfect” family, job, or house. As Lisa reminds us, God is our treasure for all eternity. Freedom comes when we stop looking for worth in the things of the world. Coming August 2013. 9781434704825 DVD $14.99 NEW Friendships of Faith A Shared Study of Hebrews A straightforward study of the most basic tenets of the Christian faith as outlined in the Book of Hebrews. 9781596693623 $11.99; $8.03 Also available in this series: NEW Deny Yourself Lisa explores themes of humility, sacrifice, and service as she guides viewers into the peace and joy of surrendering themselves to God every day. 9780781408127 DVD $14.99 Also available: Friend to Friend Enriching Friendships Through a Shared Study of Philippians A revision of the classic study on Philippians. The verses for weekday study include practical ideas for relevant response and application. Easy to facilitate, includes interactive questions that allow for self-exploration. 9781596693098 $11.99; $8.03 Be Still Lisa explores the pressures, perceptions, and expectations that women face and inspires them to let go and enjoy being at the foot of Jesus. 9780781408110 DVD $14.99 88 Cokesbury Cokesbury.com | 800.672.1789 FF13 Men’s Studies NEW Know When to Hold ‘Em The High Stakes Game of Fatherhood John Blase Far from a typical parenting book, Know When to Hold ‘Em will encourage readers to see the roles of parent and father in new ways—as adventurers and risk-takers. Not simply another thin, trying-to-be-helpful “10 laws of great parenting” manual, this book moves into new territory as Blase invites fathers and parents into his imperfect, yet lovable, Christian home as he examines the risks, challenges, and great rewards of parenting. Written with the raw prose of one who is there, smack dab in the middle of possibly the greatest challenge of a person’s life, Blase says, “What I’ve seen so far has convinced me that being a father is a lot like gambling—fatherhood is a risk-tasking venture.” Abingdon Press. Coming October 2013. 9781426758218 Hardcover $18.99; $12.59 ( also available in October, visit Cokesbury.com) A celebration of family life by a dad & former pastor Great gift for fathers, grandfathers A 10-session study for men Individual or small-group Support for Christian men from other Christian men Get Real A Spiritual Journey for Men Derek Maul When faced with the impossible expectations of being a man in our culture, of being both tough and tender, sensitive and stoic, many men find it easiest to put up a false face for the rest of the world. Behind that barrier men can find safety from the pressure they feel. But the price for that safety can be high. When Derek Maul found himself behind that barrier with his marriage at risk, he realized that to be honest about his feelings, he would need help from other Christian men to stay grounded in reality. He founded a group, called the Men’s Room where he and others covenanted to pray, share, and support one another in their attempts to get—and stay-—real. Maul shares the insights he learned about sharing honestly with other men in a way that is authentic, brave, and energizing in this engaging and enlightening collection of essays. Upper Room Books. 9780835899116 $16.00; $10.72 10 Life-Charged Words Real Faith for Men Derek Maul Men often find church a little…boring. When the church opts for a comfortable status quo instead of meaningful engagement with Christ, it can leave men cold. Because Jesus came to bring a life full of passion and purpose, this study looks at 10 key words, such as excellence, commitment, authenticity, and community—in a collection of meditations that speak to men’s personalities, helping them set priorities, sharpen their focus, and experience the zest of a life filled with meaning. Upper Room Books. 9780835811163 $16.00; $10.72 Resources on Aging Simple, creative ideas For churches, caregivers, family members, & friends Joy Boosters 120 Ways to Encourage Older Adults Missy Buchanan Do you know an older person who could use some encouragement? Missy Buchanan, an older adult advocate and former creativity educator, offers a bounty of simple, creative ways to increase the joy of older adults. This book is the perfect guide for families, caregivers, senior residence facilities, and churches who want to minister effectively to older adults. Upper Room Books. 9780835811927 $12.00; $8.04 For middle-age and seniors 7 sessions Pilgrimage Into the Last Third of Life 7 Gateways to Spiritual Growth Jane Marie Thibault and Richard L. Morgan As we age, the last third of our lives, from age 60 to 90 and beyond, if we’re lucky, poses its own special challenges. But this time also offers its own unique opportunities to draw closer to God. This book offers readers Bible-based meditations that address 7 topics essential to living the last third of life with purpose. Inspiring topics covered include facing limitations, continuing spiritual growth, and leaving a legacy. Helpful reflection questions make this book suitable for group use or for personal growth. Upper Room Books. 9780835811170 $16.00; $10.72 Also available by Missy Buchanan: Aging Faithfully 28 Days of Prayer 9780835810630 FF13 $10.00; $6.70 Cokesbury.com | 800.672.1789 89 Grief Recovery Cultivating new life from a season of grief A grief support program for your church Beyond the Broken Heart A Journey Through Grief Julie Yarbrough How does the heart understand grief when it is broken by the death of a loved one? To survive and live forward, those who grieve must find answers. Beyond the Broken Heart is an 8-week support and ministry program for those who are grieving the loss of a loved one. Author Julie Yarbrough chronicles her personal experience combined with a deep love of Scripture and years of leading grief support groups to create an authentic and deeply personal exploration of the grief journey. Abingdon Press. 9781426744372 Participant Book $12.99; $8.18 9781426744365 Leader Guide $15.99; $10.07 9781426744389 Daily Devotional $15.99; $10.07 ( also available for the above components, visit Cokesbury.com) 843504027889 DVD $39.99; $31.99 9781426745102 Preview Book: A Journey Through Grief $1.99 An affordable pocket-sized gift book that church pastors can give to the grief-stricken, offering comfort as well as spiritual and practical guidance for the journey through grief. Save when you buy the Kit! 843504027896 Boxed Kit $69.99; $59.99 Includes a Participant Book, a Leader Guide, a Daily Devotional, DVD, and a Preview Book. Book: Inside the Broken Heart $14.99; $9.44 Grief Understanding for Widows and Widowers A standalone book that offers spiritual and practical guidance for the grieving process. Small-group or class Caring ministry 8 sessions Also available: 9781426744440 NEW Secure in the Storm Scriptures For Your Time of Need Julie Yarbrough This pocket sized book is a beautiful collection of Scripture verses offering comfort and hope for the journey through grief. Organized for quick and easy searching, the over 150 promises will encourage, strengthen, and sustain. Fits inside a greeting card envelope. Abingdon Press. 9781426768941 $2.99 ( also available, visit Cokesbury.com) NEW Treasures in the Darkness Letting Go of Pain, Holding On to Faith L. Lawrence Brandon The author’s faith was shaken when his son was killed. Through the story of his struggle, pain, and eventual victory in Christ, readers will gain spiritual understanding to help stay in faith while dealing with and overcoming private pain. Abingdon Press. 9781426754845 $15.99; $10.07 ( also available visit Cokesbury.com) NEW What Do We Tell the Children? Talking to Kids about Death and Dying Joseph M. Primo Some pastors and counselors find it hard to counsel grieving children. These kids are a high risk for substance abuse, depression, and suicide. They need open communication, normalization of grief, and patience. Abingdon Press. Coming September 2013. 9781426760495 $15.99; $10.07 ( also available in September, visit Cokesbury.com) NEW The Dave Test A Raw Look at Real Faith in Hard Times Frederick W. Schmidt When someone is suffering, in crisis, unhinged, or dying, is your first impulse to insulate yourself? Learn to move past your comfort zones and connect with those who suffer. Instead of running away or offering platitudes, be a real friend: take The Dave Test. It offers practical tools for helping those who need us. Abingdon Press. Coming October 2013. 9781426755934 $16.99; $10.70 ( also available in October, visit Cokesbury.com) Only God Knows Why A Mother’s Memoir of Death and Rebirth Amy Lyon For a mother, losing a child feels like the end of the world, but it isn’t. Author Amy Lyon shares her own life-altering tragedy and invites readers to journey through the ruins of loss to find that, buried beneath the thick layers of sorrow, hope and joy can exist...even if you refuse to believe. Chalice Press. 9780827227521 $16.99; $11.38 NEW The Gift of Encouragement Restoring Heart to Those Who Have Lost It Marjorie J. Thompson Sometimes words are not enough. This book offers practical help to give confidence and skill to pastors, Stephen ministers, congregational caregivers, and other persons serving those who need comfort in times of loss. Contains prayers, Scriptures, ways to think about the sacraments, and spiritual discipline suggestions. Abingdon Press. 9781426744198 $10.99; $6.92 ( also available, visit Cokesbury.com) See page 2 for symbol explanation. 90 Cokesbury Cokesbury.com | 800.672.1789 FF13 Marriage Studies New from Adam Hamilton! NEW Love to Stay Sex, Grace, and Commitment Adam Hamilton Falling in love is easy, but staying in love takes courage, hard work, and lots of grace! This book will explore “Love, Sex, and Marriage” and what it takes to make love last. Drawing upon the results of a survey of thousands of couples and singles, interviews with couples and marriage therapists, the latest research in the ﬁeld, and wisdom from the Bible, we’ll look at what it takes to create and sustain healthy, meaningful romantic relationships across the course of a lifetime. The DVD is meant for group use, along with the hardcover book. The 60-minute DVD presents six 10-minute videos, one for each book chapter, featuring Adam Hamilton teaching. The Leader Guide includes everything a group leader needs to facilitate sessions and tailor them to the time and style of your group. Abingdon Press. Coming August 2013. See pages 91, 92, 96, 101, 127 & 128 for more books and studies from Adam Hamilton. 9781426759512 Hardcover Book ( also available in August, visit Cokesbury.com) 9781426759543 Leader Guide 843504036904 DVD $18.99; $11.96 $11.99; $7.55 $39.99; $31.99 DVD study based on book Small group, Sunday school 6 sessions NEW Growing Love in Christian Marriage, Third Edition Ofﬁcial United Methodist Resource Jane P. and S. Clifton Ives (Pastor’s Manual); Joan and Richard Hunt (Couple’s Manual) Includes everything you need to have a comprehensive marriage ministry. The Pastor’s Manual is ideal for clergy to use during pre-wedding counseling sessions. It includes guidelines for mentoring couples. The Couple’s Manual, a pack of two (identical) books, helps couples learn more about themselves as a twosome as well as individually, addressing potential problem areas before, rather than after, the wedding. Pastors can present this ofﬁcial United Methodist resource to the couples for personal use during the counseling sessions. It includes worksheets to be completed by the future bride and groom, Scripture references about marriage, and interactive exercises. Both resources can be used with couples of all ages, whether they are entering their ﬁrst marriage or remarrying. Abingdon Press. 9781426757914 Pastor’s Manual Book $14.99; $9.44 9781426757907 Couple’s Manual Books, 2-Pack $17.99; $11.33 ( available for both Pastor’s and Couple’s editions in Adobe and ePub formats, visit Cokesbury.com) Ofﬁcial United Methodist resource Premarital, marital, and relationship counseling for couples of all ages Divided into 4 themes A fresh new look for this classic book Advice for new couples Letters to Karen A Father’s Advice On Keeping Love in Marriage Charles W. Shedd Every bride wants her father’s blessing and to have the wisdom that comes from more than forty years of happy marriage. In this classic book, a father writes letters of love, encouragement, and advice to his newly engaged daughter. In his letters are hopes, dreams, and prayers that all parents share for their children as they begin a new chapter of their lives. Beloved for its thoughtfulness and insight, the advice found in Letters to Karen is as sound and relevant today as when it was originally written in 1965. Abingdon Press. 9781426754760 $12.99; $8.18 ( also available, visit Cokesbury.com) Be a marital “coach” 4 sessions NEW Preparing Couples for Love and Marriage A Pastor’s Resource Cameron Lee and James L. Furrow Help couples begin a successful marriage and provide pre-marriage guidance in a ﬂexible four-session framework. This book provides pastors with tools to steer couples to pay attention to warning signs, see the bumps in the road before they hit them, and deal more skillfully with inevitable conﬂicts. No formal background in counseling is needed, because this is not counseling—it’s coaching. Be a coach who can help couples respond positively to the differences between them. Abingdon Press. Coming October 2013. 9781426753206 $17.99; $11.33 ( also available in October, visit Cokesbury.com) See page 2 for symbol explanation. FF13 Cokesbury.com | 800.672.1789 91 Stewardship Studies Enough Discovering Joy Through Simplicity and Generosity Adam Hamilton Adam Hamilton offers a campaign that will transform how the church and individuals view the role of money in connection with their life’s purpose, and the positive impact that transformation will have on the world. In this program, participants are equipped to add greater simplicity and satisfaction to their lives, and leaders are equipped with a campaign timeline, sample communication pieces, sermon series notes, and artwork for PowerPoint and signage—all for easier implementation. Brian McLaren, author of The Secret Message of Jesus, states, “Enough comes like an antidote in the middle of a pandemic. I hope that classes, groups, couples, and individuals will use this book—and the economic crisis it addresses—as a challenge to get healthy again by deepening our discipleship in the vital area of money and possessions.” The book and DVD are suitable for individual reading or small-group study. Abingdon Press. 9781426702877 Stewardship Program Guide ( also available, visit Cokesbury.com) 843504004606 DVD with Leader Guide 9781426702334 Book 9781426742071 Hardcover Book (Revised/Updated) ( also available, visit Cokesbury.com) $29.99; $18.89 $39.99; $31.99 $9.99; $6.29 $14.99; $9.44 DVD-based Churchwide & small-group 5 sessions To view a FREE recorded webinar on the Enough stewardship program, visit webinars.cokesbury.com. See pages 91, 92, 96, 101, 127 & 128 for more books and studies from Adam Hamilton. Successful 40-day program Spiritual development A comprehensive kit Transformed Giving John Ed Mathison Offer your congregation more with this 40-day spiritual development program that focuses on prayer, presence, gifts, and service. You’ll see more giving, more participation, more commitment, more teamwork, more ownership, more service and more faith—leading to more generosity. The Program Kit includes a 40-Day Reading Book, a Participant’s Workbook, a Leader’s Guide with DVD, a Campaign Handbook, a Media Kit, 100 FREE Theme Commitment Cards, and a FREE 10-sheet sticker package (240 stickers total). Abingdon Press. 9781426711657 9780687334452 9780687334551 9780687334650 9780687334858 9780687642601 Program Kit 40-Day Reading Book (Qty. discounts available) Participant’s Workbook Leader’s Guide with DVD Commitment Cards (Pack of 100) Stickers (10-Sheet Pack—240 total) $81.99; $65.59 $17.99; $11.33 $4.99 $11.99; $9.59 $11.99; $9.59 $6.99; $5.59 Transformed Living in Tough Times John Ed Mathison The program Transformed Giving has changed thousands of lives and congregations. But economic conditions are dramatically different since the program was published in 2006. People are out of work, and churches have experienced reduced giving. Mathison offers hope by going back to the Bible, looking to God, and lifting up the teachings of Jesus. Ideal for individual or group use. Abingdon Press. 9780687657070 9780687660322 Book Devotional $8.99; $5.66 $3.99 New Consecration Sunday Stewardship Program Herb Miller This program approaches ﬁnancing the ministries of your congregation by teaching stewardship from a spiritual perspective rather than a fundraising perspective. It focuses on the question, “What is God calling me to do?” rather than, “What does the church need in order to pay its bills?” Thousands of congregations have experienced 15% to 30% increases in giving with this program in the ﬁrst year, plus additional increases in subsequent years of use. You will need a copy of the Manual with the Guest Leader Guide & CD-ROM set for your pastor, chairperson, and guest leader. The remaining members of your team will each need a copy of the Team Member Manual. Don’t forget your Estimate of Giving Cards. You will need one for every family and individual member. Abingdon Press. 9780687644377 9780687644476 Manual with Guest Leader Guide & CD-ROM (Revised Edition) Team Member Manual $34.99; $27.99 $8.99; $5.66 Ministries emphasis Longtime popularity Estimate of Giving Card Pack of 100 9780687064069 $10.99; $6.92 See page 2 for symbol explanation. FF13 92 Cokesbury Cokesbury.com | 800.672.1789 Stewardship Studies What happens when we truly put God first in all aspects of our lives? NEW first putting GOD first in living and giving Mike Slaughter In first, pastor and author Mike Slaughter guides participants through a four-week all-church stewardship program to help them reassess priorities and create a culture and a lifestyle of giving with a special emphasis on missions. Parents are encouraged to model generosity for their children, readjust priorities in living and giving, and extend the topics of spending and giving to year-round life habits. The comprehensive Leader Guide contains everything needed to guide your group through the study: session plans and discussion questions, as well as multiple format options and suggestions of ways to make the study meaningful. The DVD Leader Guide features Mike Slaughter as he guides us through the program. The book of devotional readings is a companion resource for program participants and includes short readings, Scripture, prayer, and stories. Abingdon Press. 9781426765544 first Program Guide with Flash Drive $29.99;$23.99 (Lays out basic plans for the campaign: schedules, team roles, sermon illustrations, worship helps, letters, and more. Art, files, schedules, and task lists are found on the accompanying flash drive.) 9781426762017 shiny gods DVD $39.99;$31.99 9781426761966 shiny gods Leader Guide $11.99; $7.55 9781426761942 shiny gods: finding freedom from things that distract us $14.99; $9.44 Hardcover Book (used as Adult Participant Book) 9781426762024 first Devotional Book $8.99; $5.66 Churchwide program 4 weeks For additional age level studies of first, see the Churchwide section (page 119). 9781426763687 first Children’s Study Leader $16.99; $10.70 9781426763632 first Youth Study Edition $8.99; $5.66 Save when you buy the Kit! 843504039356 first Program Kit $99.99; $79.99 Includes one each of the components listed here. Committed to Christ Six Steps to a Generous Life Bob Crossman A stewardship program that presents giving as a lifelong journey in Christian discipleship. After an introductory Sunday stressing the importance of commitment to Christ, the next six weeks are spent exploring six steps to a generous life: A new indirect approach DVD-based 6 weeks • Prayer • Bible Reading • Worship • Witness • Financial Giving • Service With each step, participants are asked to assess prayerfully their own level of commitment and to consider increasing that commitment by one step. Equal emphasis is placed on each of the six steps, clearly communicating that this program is not simply about money, but rather cultivating a thankful heart that will lead us to giving more than we can ever imagine. Program resources include everything a leader needs to organize and run a small group or Sunday school class in support of the program, including discussion questions, activities, and flexible session lengths and formats. The pocket book, Six Steps to Generous Life is priced for gift giving for every adult member in your church. Abingdon Press. 9781426743511 9781426743528 9781426743535 9781426743559 9781426754883 Program Guide with CD-ROM Readings and Study Book Small-Group Leader Guide DVD 40 Devotions for a Generous Life $39.99; $13.99; $14.99; $29.99; $3.99 $31.99 $8.81 $9.44 $23.99 Boxed Kit $79.99; $63.99 Save when you buy the Kit! Kit includes one each of components listed here, plus a Free CD-ROM with Devotions and a Social Media Kit. Pocket book also available: 9781426746901 Six Steps to a Generous Life $1.99 843504028886 Extravagant Generosity The Heart of Giving Michael Reeves, Jennifer Tyler, and Robert Schnase This stewardship program helps implant the heart of giving within a congregation. Built on Bishop Robert Schnase’s book Five Practices of Fruitful Congregations, it succeeds where other programs fail, because it offers all the components you need to implement the program simultaneously into your Sunday services, your small-group studies, and your members’ devotional time. It is an innovative stewardship program designed to move the entire congregation toward goal-oriented, mission-minded giving. Abingdon Press. 9781426728563 9781426729058 9781426729119 Program Guide with CD-ROM Small-Group and Worship DVD Small-Group Leader Guide $34.99; $27.99 $29.99; $23.99 $14.99; $9.44 Based on Five Practices of Fruitful Congregations Complete toolkit with DVD 4 sessions For Five Practices of Fruitful Congregations by Robert Schnase, see page 122. See page 2 for symbol explanation. FF13 9781426728556 Devotional: Practicing Extravagant Generosity $9.99; $6.29 ( also available, visit Cokesbury.com) 843504019143 Extravagant Generosity Kit $68.99; $55.19 Save when you buy the Kit! Kit includes one of each of the components listed here, plus a planning timeline. Cokesbury.com | 800.672.1789 93 Stewardship Resources Increase donor contributions fast! NEW Bounty Ten Ways To Increase Giving At Your Church Kristine Miller and Scott McKenzie Church leaders struggle with issues related to financial giving every year, in every economic climate. Bounty explores the critical spiritual aspects of stewardship development, and clearly instructs pastors and laity how to lead congregations to grow in generosity. The authors provide ten immediately do-able and ultimately transformative steps that church leaders can take in any church setting. Abingdon Press. Coming August 2013. 9781426765971 $16.99; $10.70 ( also available in August, visit Cokesbury.com) Ways to move toward a lifestyle of generosity Give to Live The Freedom of Being Generous with Your Life Stan Toler Generosity does not come naturally to many of us, yet time after time, God’s Word instructs us to be generous with what we have. When we do so, we honor God, impact others, and receive a blessing in the process. In this timely and practical book, veteran senior pastor Stan Toler motivates and equips Christians to practice a lifestyle of generosity. Readers will discover practical ways to move toward a lifestyle of generosity, realize the impact their generosity can make on the world. Includes study guide with small-group discussion notes and questions. Wesleyan Publishing House. 9780898275957 $17.99; $12.05 Expand your ministry NEW Holy Currencies Six Blessings for Sustainable Missional Ministries Eric H.F. Law Called a “must read for Christians paralyzed in survival mode,” Holy Currencies teaches you how your ministry can become sustainable, grow, and thrive. Money is not the only currency for your missional ministry. The author outlines the six blessings it needs to be to be successful: time and place, gracious leadership, relationship, truth, wellness, and money. Includes exercises and activities for individuals and groups. Chalice Press. 9780827214927 $16.99; $11.38 Transform fundraising NEW Fearless Church Fundraising The Practical and Spiritual Approach to Stewardship Charles LaFond This resource—part handbook, part workbook, part spiritual guidebook—removes the terror from stewardship, urging leaders to focus on deep spiritual conversion and a clear, compelling mission. Former monk and popular consultant Charles LaFond presents irresistible, userfriendly text, road-tested strategies, and sample campaign documents with a spiritual director’s sensitivity. Morehouse Publishing. 9780819228635 $26.00; $17.42 Change how you fundraise A Spirituality of Fundraising The Henri Nouwen Spirituality Series Henri J. M. Nouwen; edited by John S. Mogabgab Fundraising is a ministry. Christians must explore whether they find security in God or their possessions. Drawing on Scripture, Nouwen emphasizes that individuals must be moved to a common vision in order to feel generous. Fundraising involves not only the gift of many to a common goal but also the gifts of involvement, energy, and prayer for a common mission. Upper Room Books. 9780835810449 $12.00; $8.04 For an additional study from Henri J. M. Nouwen, see page 97. Expert advice Whose Offering Plate Is It? New Strategies for Financial Stewardship J. Clif Christopher The author offers simple, strategic advice on such difficult questions as: How do I gain access to donor records when my church has prohibited it for a hundred years? How do I explain a meeting with just strong givers without alienating those who aren’t? How can we advocate online giving without encouraging credit card abuse? What should letters to different giving constituencies look like? Abingdon Press. 9781426710131 $14.99; $9.44 ( also available, visit Cokesbury.com) Learn how to inspire giving Not Your Parents’ Offering Plate A New Vision for Financial Stewardship J. Clif Christopher Unlike leading nonprofit agencies and institutions, churches often fail to convince potential givers that their gifts will have impact and significance. In this book, J. Clif Christopher lays out the main reasons for this failure to capture the imagination of potential givers, as well as methods for communicating stewardship needs and benefits. Abingdon Press. 9780687648535 $14.99; $9.44 ( also available, visit Cokesbury.com) Learn good financial habits Rich Church, Poor Church Keys to Effective Financial Ministry J. Clif Christopher Does your church have the necessary funds to do ministry? In this important work, made even more relevant by our economic times, Christopher contrasts the traits of productive, transformational congregations with those who perennially fail to secure the funds they need. Gain insight into the necessary financial habits that form the foundation of successful ministry. Abingdon Press. 9781426743368 $14.99; $9.44 ( also available, visit Cokesbury.com) FF13 94 Cokesbury Cokesbury.com | 800.672.1789 Leadership Resources Develop church vitality Radical church transformation NEW See, Know & Serve the People Within Your Reach Thomas G. Bandy Communities and congregations are changing. Our reliance on “best ministry practices” no longer makes sense. In this important and groundbreaking book, Bandy shows professional and lay leaders how to see the people in our communities with unparalleled clarity, so we can serve them and fulfill our mission effectively. He demonstrates with real-world examples how to translate this information into strategies and tactics. Includes helpful charts and diagrams, making the material surprisingly easy to digest and share. Abingdon Press. Coming August 2013. 9781426774171 $19.99; $12.59 ( also available in August, visit Cokesbury.com Vital Churches Changing Communities and the World Jorge Acevedo What do vital congregations have in common? Acevedo highlights how churches can develop behaviors that result in vital and fruitful ministry by focusing on spiritual pastoral leadership, lay leadership development, worship, small groups, and service and mission. The book includes brief summaries gleaned from research from the Vital Congregations Initiative, as well as stories from other congregations illustrating vital behaviors in different settings. Abingdon Press. 9781426767555 $16.99; $10.70 also available, visit Cokesbury.com) ( NEW Fulfilled Living and Leading with Unusual Wisdom, Peace, and Joy Kirk Byron Jones Leadership can be mentally, emotionally, and spiritually exhausting. Fulfilled articulates a new approach for exhausted leaders: we must tap into the wellspring of our inner capacities. The author examines three inner capabilities that vibrant leaders draw upon in daily life. These capabilities are not the exclusive possession of the gifted, faithful few, but are grace provided for all. Abingdon Press. Coming September 2013. 9781426757938 $18.99; $11.96 ( also available in Sept., visit Cokesbury.com) NEW Next Surviving a Leadership Transition Marvin A. Moss Resistance to change is common, and deadly to new church leadership. Leadership transition is a critical point for a church and incoming leaders need a realistic perspective and practical ideas. Moss draws from personal experiences and biblical examples, providing new leaders practical principles and empowering them to build solid foundations effectively, calmly, and with determination—no matter who came before. Abingdon Press. Coming November 2013. 9781426751028 $15.99; $10.07 ( also available in Nov., visit Cokesbury.com) NEW The Catalyst Leader 8 Essentials for Becoming a Change Maker Brad Lomenick Many Christian leaders are not sure how best to use their present skills or what new skills they need to acquire for continued success. The Catalyst Leader identifies 8 essential and key characteristics for leading well now and over the next 20 yrs. The DVD-based kit includes: 8 study sessions; videos for small group/individuals; and one Participant Guide. Thomas Nelson. 9781418550813 9781401677718 9781418550837 Kit, 8 Sessions Add’l Leader DVD Participant Guide $29.99; $23.99 $22.99; $18.39 $9.99; $6.69 Replenish Leading From a Healthy Soul Lance Witt Leaders function on two stages—the front stage (publicly), and the back stage (privately). One cannot lead successfully front stage when the back stage is depleted. There is urgent need for soul care in the private lives of leaders. Replenish helps leaders focus on their interior life in order to remain spiritually healthy. In a caring, encouraging tone, it shows how develop healthy spiritual practices, avoid burnout, craft a healthy leadership culture, develop better church systems, and move toward unhurried lives. Baker Books. 9780801015564 9780801015557 9780801013546 FF13 DVD $29.99; $23.99 Participant’s Guide $10.99; $7.36 Book $14.99; $10.04 Serving From the Heart Finding Your Gifts and Talents for Service Carol Cartmill and Yvonne Gentile This acclaimed, successful, DVD-based program from Church of the Resurrection helps you recruit and train volunteers for work and leadership. In this updated edition, church members undertake a 6-wk. self-evaluation of spiritual gifts and talents. The Digital Download Toolkit contains everything on the DVD and supports interactive group study. Abingdon Press. 9781426735998 Participant Workbook $19.99; $12.59 9781426736001 Leader Guide 6 sessions $12.99; $8.18 843504020385 DVD, Revised $39.99; $31.99 9781426736254 Digital Download Toolkit, Revised $19.99 ( also available, visit Cokesbury.com) NEW A Quiet Pentecost Inviting the Spirit into Congregational Life Dwight Judy Over the past 30 years, a quiet revolution has taken place in Christian life. Many “small Pentecosts” are happening as people of all ages discover the power of spiritual formation practices such as daily prayer, meditative reading of Scripture, walking a labyrinth, spiritual direction, and more. Judy weaves together stories from more than 40 congregations that testify to the quiet Pentecost revolution. This book includes a guide for churches that want to start a spiritual formation ministry. Upper Room Books. 9780835811996 $16.00; $10.72 For an additional Carol Cartmill study , see p. 97. Cokesbury.com | 800.672.1789 95 Outreach Resources Tools to reach more people NEW Overflow Increase Worship Attendance and Bear More Fruit Lovett H. Weems Jr. and Tom Berlin Worship is at the center of the congregation’s life. The church, of course, is more than worship, but without vital worship attendance, it is unlikely that members are growing and new disciples are being brought to faith. Worship attendance is also the one factor where improvement tends to help every other aspect of the church’s ministry. This book is written for those who have a passion for more people to worship God. It provides these motivated people the tools they need to reach more people and offers specific strategies for each “attendance season” of the year. Abingdon Press. Coming September 2013. 9781426767517 $13.99; $8.81 ( also available in Sept., visit Cokesbury.com) For additional help in your outreach ministry, be sure to check out the Outreach Bibles on page 140. Help for converting non-Christians Includes study questions NEW Unearthing My Religion Real Talk about Real Faith Mary Gray-Reeves Episcopal Bishop Mary Gray-Reeves takes six words related to Christian faith and translates them so they speak more broadly to those who proclaim themselves “spiritual but not religious.” Tying together Jesus’ parables and life today, this engaging title promises to help non-Christians explore faith and spiritual practice and train Christians to speak clearly about the things that matter most. A brief, engaging read with ample spiritual applications. Perfect for new Christians or for leaders engaging non-Christian communities. Study questions included. Morehouse Publishing. Coming September 2013. 9780819228871 $12.00; $8.04 Relational evangelism Practical steps NEW Get Their Name Grow Your Church by Building Relationships Bob Farr, Doug Anderson, Kay Kotan Change your church culture. Create an outwardly focused environment where hospitality and invitation happen Sunday and every day of the week. This book offers five steps to help congregations go public with their faith—from service projects to sharing faith with people who want to know more about Christ and the church. It offers tactics to increase individual and church competency with relational evangelism. Learn Learn what works: Starting conversations, following up, navigating unfamiliar settings. Share the good news boldly. Abingdon Press. 9781426759314 $14.99; $9.44 ( also available, visit Cokesbury.com) Individual, small-group, all-church Outreach activities NEW Portable Faith How to Take Your Church to the Community Sarah Cunningham This book provides simple but effective ways to help people go public with their faith. It provides samples of activities and exercises that encourage people to meet other people in the community. The activities are flexible and workable even with small budgets and can be done by individuals, Bible study groups, Sunday morning classes, or by the entire church. By the end of the book, Sarah Cunningham hopes that you will look at your church community with new eyes. Abingdon Press. 9781426755156 $18.99; $11.96 ( also available, visit Cokesbury.com) Personal evangelism 4-week, DVD study UPDATED KIT Just Walk Across the Room Simple Steps Pointing People to Faith Bill Hybels Become atuned to promptings from the Holy Spirit to leave your circle of comfort, make simple walks across rooms, and extend a hand of care, compassion, and inclusiveness to people far from God. The Kit includes DVD with videos; one each of Leader’s and Participant Guides, hardcover book, and getting started guide; plus sermon and promotional materials. Zondervan. 9780310494157 Book, Softcover $14.99; $10.04 9780310694793 Curric. Kit, updated $57.99; $46.39 9780310694816 DVD Study, 4 Weeks $26.99; $21.59 Small-group or all-church Real Life Evangelism Series Martha Grace Reese This witty and funny series contains lifechanging and churchchanging studies of prayer and faith sharing. It sparkles with life, practicality, and spiritual depth. Start with Unbinding the Gospel, then use Unbinding Your Heart. Each study now includes a personal prayer journal. Chalice Press. Catch A Churchwide Program for Invitational Evangelism (Revised) Debi Williams Nixon with Adam Hamilton A comprehensive, 4-week program with practical ideas to help any size church attract visitors and become outward-focused. It implements proven techniques from Church of the Resurrection. The Program Guide with DVD-ROM contains training clips, Bible study, worship, promotional material. The Small-Group DVD with Leader Guide has author videos. The kit contains one each of all other listed components. Abingdon Press. 9781426743474 9781426743009 9781426743016 843504026882 843504028459 Prog. Guide/DVD-ROM $39.99; $31.99 Implementation Guide $18.99; $11.96 Small-Grp. Partic. Book $10.99; $6.92 Small-Grp. DVD/Lead. Gde. $29.99; $23.99 Kit $89.99; $71.99 FF13 Unbinding the Gospel, Second Edition Real Life Evangelism 8 weeks, 40 days of prayer for church leaders. 9780827238084 $20.99; $14.06 See Cokesbury.com for more titles in the series. Cokesbury.com 96 Cokesbury | 800.672.1789 Discipleship Studies NEW Journey 101: Knowing, Loving, Serving God Steps to the Life God Intends Carol Cartmill, Jeff Kirby, and Michelle Kirby • How do we know God more deeply? • How do we love God with the fullness of our hearts? • How should we be serving God in the world? 3-part basic faith course In-class experience (no homework) 6 weeks Journey 101: Knowing, Loving, Serving God is a three-part basic faith course that helps to answer these questions as it guides participants on the journey of growing as a Christian. The goal? Becoming a deeply committed follower of Jesus Christ. The studies are grounded in 15 core traits of a deeply committed Christian—traits that paint a picture of what it looks like to follow Jesus Christ with increasing passion and dedication. Each of the three separate, interactive 6-week studies uses a group teaching format featuring video teaching combined with group discussion. For the church and leadership, the three studies are part of a complete offering. However, the program is flexible enough that group members can take the three studies in any order. The three studies include: • Knowing God – Explore the good news of the Bible and discover Bible study tools and resources to deepen your understanding of God and the Scriptures. • Loving God – Learn spiritual practices that will help you fall more in love with God as you grow in your relationship with God and others. • Serving God – Understand the biblical context for service that will enable you to share your time and spiritual gifts with others. Each Leader Guide includes complete session guides with leader helps for facilitating a six-week study. Each Participant Guide includes interactive guides for six sessions with space for responding to questions and activities and recording personal reflections. The 3-DVD set includes session videos for all three studies of Journey 101 (120 minutes per DVD; 360 minutes total). Sessions are 10-15 minutes each and lead participants step by step through the process of becoming a Christian disciple. The Leader Kit offers everything needed to lead the Journey 101 threepart basic faith course, including one each of the components listed below. The Daily Readings book serves as the devotional companion for the entire three-part Journey 101 series, with a total of 90 devotions focusing on the topics of knowing, loving, and serving God. The Preview Book gives you an overview of the three studies in Journey 101. Abingdon Press. Coming July 2013. 9781426765759 Knowing God Leader Guide $12.99; $8.18 9781426765834 Loving God Leader Guide $12.99; $8.18 9781426765841 Serving God Leader Guide $12.99; $8.18 9781426765742 Knowing God Participant Guide $12.99; $8.18 9781426765858 Loving God Participant Guide $12.99; $8.18 9781426765865 Serving God Participant Guide $12.99; $8.18 ( also available of Participant Books in July, visit Cokesbury.com) 9781426766107 3-DVD Set $99.99; $79.99 843504039479 Leader Kit $169.99; $135.99 (Kit includes one each of the components above) 9781426766459 Daily Readings $9.99; $6.29 9781426769399 Preview Book $1.99 See page 2 for symbol explanation. For an additional study from Carol Cartmill, see page 95. A Spirituality of Homecoming The Henri Nouwen Spirituality Series Henri J. M. Nouwen with John S. Mogabgab, Series Editor This book invites readers to open their hearts and minds to the voice of love that says, “Follow me.” When people follow the Lord, they find their true home with God. This means they can be at home with themselves anywhere, even in a confusing world. A helpful source of prayer and study for spiritual seekers, small groups, and pastors. This book makes an excellent study for Lent but can also be used anytime by individuals or groups wanting a deeper understanding of discipleship. Upper Room Books. 9780835811149 $12.00; $8.04 Individual or small-group Suitable as a Lenten study For an additional study from Henri J. M. Nouwen, see page 94. Also available in this series: A Spirituality of Living 9780835810883 $12.00; $8.04 FF13 Cokesbury.com | 800.672.1789 97 Advent & Christmas Studies Advent study Scriptures for the Church Seasons Individual, small-group NEW God’s Gift of Love An Advent Study Based on the Revised Common Lectionary, Advent 2013 Donna E. Schaper; Leader Guide by Nan S. Duerling Experience the blessings of the coming of Christ while you explore the Revised Common Lectionary readings designated for this Advent season with Donna Schaper. The Leader Guide, written by Nan Duerling, is combined with the Student Book, and allows leaders of Sunday school classes or other small groups additional teaching flexibility. Abingdon Press. Coming September 2013. 9781426767999 Student Book plus Leader/Discussion Guide ( also available in September, visit Cokesbury.com) $8.99; $5.66 Advent alphabet activities Families with children 26 daily readings NEW Advent A to Z Prayerful and Playful Preparations for Families Sharon Harding and John Indermark Features 26 daily readings organized on the basis of an Advent “alphabet” that illuminates one word each day in Advent. Each reading includes an engaging guide that suggests simple, easyto-prepare, and complete activities (discussion starters, games, crafts, meditations, journaling, outreach project, devotions). While tailored for use by families, individuals and adult groups (couples, friends) will also enjoy using this resource. Abingdon Press. Coming September 2013. 9781426760273 Study Book $11.99; $7.55 also available in September, visit Cokesbury.com) ( Churchwide, small-group 4 weeks NEW Embodied Light Advent Reflections on the Incarnation Melissa Tidwell Readers are invited to ponder our Creator’s daring adventure of taking on human flesh and coming to earth to live among us. The book’s penetrating reflections for Advent reveal how to follow this fully human, fully divine Jesus with our full selves—mind, spirit, and body. Embark on a 4-week journey filled with Scripture readings, illuminating stories, penetrating commentary, and prayers. Upper Room Books. Coming October 2013. 9780835812146 Leader Guide $12.00; $8.04 DVD-based study Small-group, Sunday school A Thrill of Hope The Christmas Story in Word and Art This 50-minute DVD-based study presents the familiar story of Christmas as told in the gospels of Matthew and Luke. Each Scripture passage is interpreted in the stunning artwork of John August Swanson, along with commentary by some of America’s premier biblical scholars. The study is divided into six 1-hour sessions with a 7-minute video for each chapter. Along with the DVD, the discussion guide has suggested questions and beautiful full-color artwork. Perfect for group study during Advent. Morehouse Education Resources. 9781606740903 9781606740897 Discussion Guide (one per participant) DVD $4.95 $29.95; $20.07 FIND MORE For more adult studies, see our Churchwide Ministry resources on pages 112–129. 98 Cokesbury Cokesbury.com | See page 2 for symbol explanation. 800.672.1789 FF13 Advent & Christmas Studies Bethlehem always happens in the midst of bedlam NEW Finding Bethlehem in the Midst of Bedlam An Advent Study for Adults James W. Moore Christmas or confusion, Bethlehem or bedlam….Which will you choose this year? The truth is, we don’t have to choose, because Christmas always happens right in the midst of our confusion. God breaks into our confusion and is made known as a human infant. Christmas and confusion—weren’t they intimately related at the ﬁrst Christmas when Jesus was born? Sometimes we forget that. But, that’s what this book is about—how Christ breaks into our chaos and confusion and brings Christmas—how Bethlehem always happens in the midst of bedlam. This thematic Advent study for 2013 has ﬁve sessions—one for each Sunday of Advent and one for Christmas. Each session is related to the overall theme of the book. Each chapter includes questions for reﬂection and discussion, a brief prayer, a focus for the week, and six daily Bible readings for personal devotional time during the week. Abingdon Press. Coming September 2013. Churchwide Advent study 5 sessions 9781426760822 Study Book ( also available in September, visit Cokesbury.com) $12.99; $8.18 For additional age level studies of Finding Bethlehem in the Midst of Bedlam, see the Churchwide section (page 129). Churchwide, small-group 5 sessions Makes a great gift! Individual, small-group 5 sessions A Different Kind of Christmas Living and Giving Like Jesus Mike Slaughter A practical and inspirational study for the Advent season. Based on Mike Slaughter’s popular book Christmas Is Not Your Birthday, this ﬁve-week study will empower your family and your church to reclaim the broader missional meaning of Jesus’ birth and experience a Christmas season with more peace and joy than any toy or gadget could ever bring. Discover how Christians can experience the true joy of living and giving like Jesus beginning with the Christmas season and continuing as a lifestyle. This study helps participants see the traps and discontentment of consumerism and the call of God to live generously to fulﬁll God’s mission in the world. Abingdon Press. 9781426753633 843504033712 9781426753602 9781426727351 ( Leader Guide DVD with Leader Guide Devotional Christmas Is Not Your Birthday (used as Adult Participant Book) also available, visit Cokesbury.com) $11.99; $7.55 $39.99; $31.99 $8.99; $5.66 $11.99; $7.55 The Journey Walking the Road to Bethlehem Adam Hamilton Journey with Adam Hamilton as he travels from Nazareth to Bethlehem in this fascinating look at the birth of Jesus Christ. As he did with Jesus’ cruciﬁxion in 24 Hours That Changed the World, Hamilton once again approaches a world-changing event with thoughtfulness. Using historical information, archaeological data, and a personal look at some of the stories surrounding the birth, the most amazing moment in history will become more real and heartfelt as you walk along this road. The 5-session DVD was ﬁlmed on location in the Holy Land and is an essential companion resource to the church program. Each exciting and informative session contains 10- to 15-minute video vignettes of pastor and best-selling author Adam Hamilton retracing the actual path of Mary and Joseph’s journey to Bethlehem. Also includes a bonus segment on the Holy Land today. Abingdon Press. 9781426714252 Hardcover Book 843504016258 DVD with Leader’s Guide 9781426714269 Devotional ( also available, visit Cokesbury.com) $17.99; $11.33 $39.99; $31.99 $9.99; $6.29 For additional age level studies of A Different Kind of Christmas, see the Churchwide section (page 128). See page 2 for symbol explanation. FF13 For additional age level studies of The Journey, see the Churchwide section (page 128). Cokesbury.com | 800.672.1789 99 Lent & Easter Studies Post-Easter meditations For individual study NEW He Set His Face to Jerusalem A Lenten Study for Adults Richard B. Wilke What are our goals as people of faith? As we set our faces to Jerusalem and to the ministry, crucifixion, and resurrection of Jesus, what does Jesus’ determination say to us about our commitments and about our need to grow in love of God and neighbor? Abingdon Press. Coming December 2013. 9781426768934 $8.99; $5.66 ( also available in December, visit Cokesbury.com) Post-Easter meditations For individual study NEW Resurrecting Easter Meditations for the Great 50 Days Kate Moorehead We celebrate the Resurrection on one day and then return to ordinary time. But Christ appeared over and over again in resurrected form. This book is designed to help us sustain Easter in the resurrection season after Easter. Morehouse Publishing. Coming October 2013. 9780819228482 $16.00; $10.72 ( also available in December, visit Cokesbury.com) From the Scriptures for the Church Seasons lectionary series Small groups or class NEW God’s Gift of Life A Lenten Study Based on the Revised Common Lectionary, Lent 2014 Donna E. Schaper and Nan S. Duerling The study for Lent is based on the Lectionary Scriptures for the church year, and is designed to help Christians understand, appreciate, and participate in meaningful reflection during Lent and in joyous celebration on Easter. The leader guide is included, providing leaders of Sunday school classes or other small groups more flexibility. Abingdon Press. Coming December 2013. 9781426768002 Student Book with Leader Guide ( also available in December, visit Cokesbury.com) $8.99; $5.66 Perfect for grief recovery Small groups or individual Hope Beyond Your Tears Experiencing Christ’s Healing Love Trevor Hudson Discover the story of Mary Magdalene’s encounter with Jesus on Easter morning, examining her tears and Jesus’ loving response to them, gaining a new perspective on the pain of living and the triumph of Christ’s resurrection. An excellent resource for a Lenten study, a grief support group, or anyone searching for a deeper understanding of the Resurrection. Upper Room Books. 9780835811156 $14.00; $9.38 For an additional study from Donna E. Schaper and Nan S. Duerling, see page 98. For additional studies from Trevor Hudson, see pages 79 and 80. For small-group or personal use during Lent 7 sessions Mosaic When God Uses All the Pieces Shane Stanford This Lenten study focuses on how God uses the brokenness in our lives to make us better. Includes one lesson for each week in Lent and a reflection for Holy Week. Each lesson includes a Scripture reference, a brief reading, exercises for deeper reflection, daily Bible readings, and a brief prayer. Abingdon Press. 9781426716287 $8.99; $5.66 ( also available, visit Cokesbury.com) For personal use during Lent Daily readings Way Words A Daily Itinerary for Lent John Indermark The Way, the most ancient naming of the Church in the Book of Acts, reminds Christians we are a people on a journey of faith. But what signposts might guide us on this way? Way Words provides an itinerary of daily readings based on Scripture for the journey we make during the season of Lent. From Ash Wednesday to Easter Sunday, each daily reading explores one concise phrase or verse that offers a spiritual guidepost for modern-day disciples on the Way of Jesus Christ, followed by a brief prayer or spiritual exercise. Abingdon Press. 9781426730658 $9.99; $6.29 ( also available, visit Cokesbury.com) For an additional study from Shane Stanford, see page 108. See page 2 for symbol explanation. 100 Cokesbury Cokesbury.com For an additional study from John Indermark, see page 98. | 800.672.1789 FF13 Lent & Easter Studies DVD-based 7 sessions (40 days) The Way Walking In the Footsteps of Jesus Adam Hamilton Adam Hamilton follows in the footsteps of Jesus from his baptism, the temptations, and moving through his ministry to the people he loved, the healing he brought, the parables he taught, and the enemies he made. Abingdon Press. 9781426752513 Hardcover Book $18.99;$11.96 ( also available, visit Cokesbury.com) Ideal for the Lenten season 6 weeks NEW A World Worth Saving Lenten Spiritual Practices for Action George Hovaness Donigian This Lenten study challenges us to respond with God’s love to the needs around us by serving others feeding the hungry, fighting injustice, offering healing, and extending friendship. Upper Room Books. Coming October 2013. 9780835812115 $14.00; $9.38 9781426752537 9781426752520 DVD with Leader Guide 40-Day Devotional $39.99; $31.99 $9.99; $6.29 DVD-based 7 sessions with 40-day devotional accompaniment 24 Hours That Changed the World Adam Hamilton Adam Hamilton guides readers through the last 24 hours of Jesus’ life. Participants can experience and understand the significance of Jesus’ suffering and death like they never have before, with video presentations shot at Holy Land sites. Kit resources include one copy of each: Hardcover Book, 40-Day Devotional, and DVD with Leader Guide Abingdon Press. 9780687465552 9780687659708 9781426700316 843504011673 Hardcover Book $17.99; $11.33 ( also available, visit Cokesbury.com) DVD with Leader Guide 40-Day Devotional Kit $39.99; $31.99 $9.99; $6.29 $59.99; $47.99 DVD-based 7 sessions Final Words From the Cross Adam Hamilton Adam Hamilton examines Christ’s last hours—and his final words as seen and heard by those who stood near the cross. Participants will begin to understand and respond to Jesus’ final words, while also learning about the people who were eyewitnesses to the Crucifixion. Hamilton also examines those days after the Resurrection to examine what Jesus said to the disciples and others who were Resurrection witnesses. Abingdon Press. 9781426746802 9781610453738 9781426746833 9781426746840 Hardcover Book $14.99; $9.44 ( also available, visit Cokesbury.com) Audiobook $15.98; $12.78 DVD with Leader Guide $39.99; $31.99 Leader Guide $11.99; $7.55 For additional age level studies of 24 Hours That Changed the World, see the Churchwide section (page 127). Commentary, artwork, and video combined 6 sessions What Wondrous Love Holy Week in Word and Art Thomas G. Long Holy Week and Easter come alive in these challenging video commentaries, coupled with masterpiece illustrations by John August Swanson. Features six session commentaries by the scholars, plus a Swanson work of art focused on a familiar Scripture passage, along with thought-provoking questions, to spark fresh insights into the Bible story. Morehouse Education Resources. 9781606741214 846863019090 Study Guide DVD $4.95 $29.95; $23.96 Daily Lenten readings A topical focus on miracles The Miracles of Jesus Meditations and Prayers for Lent Wessel Bentley This Lenten study of the miracles of Jesus offers a meditation and Scripture for each day of Lent, in which readers are encouraged to look at what needs, challenges, hurts, or hopes they have in common with the people Jesus healed. Each meditation includes reflection questions, and a prayer focus that lifts up those who need the touch of Jesus. At the end of each week, summary questions apply the insights developed during the week and prepare readers for a sabbath time of renewal. Upper Room Books. 9780835811132 $14.00; $9.38 See page 2 for symbol explanation. FF13 Cokesbury.com | 800.672.1789 101 Popular Authors Visit Cokesbury.com/AdamHamilton for a complete list of books by Adam Hamilton. A heartfelt topic Small groups, Sunday school, individual study 4 sessions Addresses profound life questions Small groups, Sunday school, individual study 5 sessions Forgiveness Finding Peace Through Letting Go Adam Hamilton There is nothing more crippling than holding on to anger. Anger, more than any other emotion, has the power to consume all aspects of our lives, distort our sense of purpose, and destroy our relationship with God. In this book, Hamilton argues that revelation comes when we realize that forgiveness is a gift we give ourselves rather than to someone else. He also contends that only when we learn to forgive others and ourselves can we truly receive forgiveness from God. Abingdon Press. 9781426740442 Hardcover Book also available, visit Cokesbury.com) ( 9781426756689 DVD with Leader Guide 9781426756702 Leader Guide $14.99; $9.44 $39.99; $31.99 $11.99; $7.55 Why? Making Sense of God’s Will Adam Hamilton When the earth quakes, and homes and schools crumble to dust—When a child suffers from a painful disease, or neglect, or abuse—When a tsunami wave erases an entire city from existence, swallowing thousands of innocent people and pulling them out to sea— When a dictator tears apart a nation in civil war for his own benefit—Why? Life can be hard. Just as soon as you think you’re in the center of God’s will, you get thrown off balance. Prayers seem unanswered; disasters strike; suffering takes hold. Adam Hamilton has been there like you. In Why? he sheds light on understanding the will of God. Rejecting simplistic answers and unexamined assumptions, Hamilton provides reasoned, biblical answers to difficult questions with clarity and depth. Abingdon Press. 9781426714788 Book also available, visit Cokesbury.com) ( 9781426741463 DVD with Leader’s Guide $11.99; $7.55 $39.99; $31.99 See pages 91, 92, 96, 101, 127 & 128 for more books and studies from Adam Hamilton. Addresses the widespread departure of young adults Small groups, Sunday school, individual study 6 sessions Religion & politics Small groups, Sunday school, individual study 5 sessions NEWLY REVISED When Christians Get It Wrong Adam Hamilton When adults, ages 18–34, talk about their problems with the church, they most often name certain attitudes and behaviors on the part of Christians. Among these are judging others, condemning those who belong to other religions, rejecting science, injecting politics into faith, and focusing exclusively on “hot-button” moral issues like homosexuality. But it doesn’t have to be this way. Out in the world followers of Jesus are making a difference with lives of significance and service. Adam Hamilton offers hope that following Jesus can be more about open doors than locked fences, more about serving people than judging them, more about joyful living than angry fighting. Abingdon Press. 9781426775239 Hardcover Book also available, visit Cokesbury.com) ( $14.99; $9.44 Seeing Gray in a World of Black and White Thoughts on Religion, Morality, and Politics Adam Hamilton Everyone agrees that America is polarized, with ever-hardening positions held by people less and less willing to listen to one another. No one agrees on what to do about it. One solution that hasn’t yet been tried, says Adam Hamilton, is for thinking people of faith to model for the rest of the country a richer, more thoughtful conversation on the political, moral, and religious issues that divide us. Hamilton rejects the easy assumptions and sloppy analysis of black and white thinking, seeking instead the truth that resides on all sides of the issues, and offering a faithful and compassionate way forward. Abingdon Press. 9781426766626 Book also available, visit Cokesbury.com) ( 843504001902 DVD with Leader’s Guide 9781426707544 Participant’s Guide $17.99; $11.33 $39.99; $31.99 $12.99; $8.18 See page 2 for symbol explanation. 102 Cokesbury Cokesbury.com | 800.672.1789 FF13 Popular Authors Visit Cokesbury.com/MikeSlaughter for a complete list of books by Mike Slaughter. Ideal for stewardship Small groups, Sunday school, individual study NEW shiny gods finding freedom from things that distract us Mike Slaughter What happens when we truly put God first in all aspects of our lives? In a culture guided chiefly by shiny distractions, “enough” seems elusive and keeps us indebted to that next source of satisfaction. What if the Giver of Life offered freedom from this downward spiral—would you take it? In shiny gods, pastor and author Mike Slaughter helps readers reassess priorities and create a culture of giving with special emphasis on missions. Abingdon Press. 9781426761942 $14.99; $9.44 also available, visit Cokesbury.com) ( Create a life mission Small groups, Sunday school, individual study NEW Dare to Dream Creating a God-Sized Mission Statement for Your Life Mike Slaughter Dare to Dream is a startling and inspiring new program by popular author and pastor Mike Slaughter that draws on the Bible and a lifetime of ministry to help us discern God’s dream for us and learn to live it out, prayerfully and enthusiastically. Participants will learn how to develop a life mission statement that helps them fully commit to a God-directed lifestyle. Abingdon Press. Coming December 2013. 9781426775772 Book ( also available in November, visit Cokesbury.com) 9781426775789 DVD 9781426775796 Leader Guide $16.99; $10.70 $39.99; $31.99 $11.99; $7.55 For a coordinating churchwide stewardship study,see pages 93 or 119. See the Churchwide section (page 118) for more of Dare to Dream resources. A challenge of priorities Small groups, Sunday school, individual study Change the World Recovering the Message and Mission of Jesus Mike Slaughter Christians are known more for exclusivity than for love, and more for potlucks than for solving world hunger. Jesus called us to live a life of active faith, feeding the poor, healing the sick, welcoming the alien, and rescuing the desperate. This book presents serious choices that we must make as we consider the direction our congregation will take and make some difficult decisions about how we will focus our time, energy, and budgets to work for real change in a hurting world. Abingdon Press. 9781426702976 $18.99; $11.96 also available, visit Cokesbury.com) ( Covers a controversial topic in current events Small groups, Sunday school, individual study Hijacked Responding to the Partisan Church Divide Mike Slaughter and Charles E. Gutenson with Robert P. Jones Partisan politics has infiltrated many churches, and political commitments are creating unnecessary divisions, often obscuring the properly holistic nature of the gospel of Christ and turning people off to Christianity altogether. Too often, it seems that politics trumps theology. In Hijacked, Mike Slaughter and Charles Gutenson explore this phenomenon, offer analysis, and propose a way forward. We can rescue the church from the infiltration of partisan politics. Abingdon Press. 9781426742361 $14.99; $9.44 also available, visit Cokesbury.com) ( Political/social issues Small groups, individual study The Right Church Live Like the First Christians Charles E. Gutenson Many of us long for a faith like the first Christians. But what can we really know about these people from long ago? We may be surprised to see how “our” contemporary, hot-button issues were viewed in the early church. This book examines how the early churches addressed issues related to poverty, wealth, creation care, war, social issues, and more and how their insights can still work today. Abingdon Press. 9781426749117 $14.99; $9.44 also available, visit Cokesbury.com) ( Study church successes Leadership groups, individual study NEW Church Worth Getting Up For Charles E. Gutenson While research identifies a disturbing exodus from church life by all age groups and young people in particular—many churches continue to maintain the status quo. How have some churches failed and others not? How can churches find new ways to encourage, nurture, guide, inspire, and motivate people? To help, Gutenson presents the thoughts of eight successful church leaders, including Deb and Al Hirsch, Mike Slaughter, Nadia Bolz-Weber, Chris Seay, Greg Boyd, Olu Brown, and Doug Pagitt. Abingdon Press. 9781426757754 $16.99; $10.70 also available, visit Cokesbury.com) ( See page 2 for symbol explanation. FF13 Cokesbury.com | 800.672.1789 103 Popular Authors NEW I Love Growing Older, But I’ll Never Grow Old J. Ellsworth Kalas Growing older is a process. Growing old is a conclusion. If you’re growing older you see some hope because you have perspective and you keep learning. If you’ve grown old, you may cynically think that times have never been as bad as they are now, and that they can only get worse. This book is about learning how to “make peace with where you are right now.” It’s about growing—personally, spiritually, and in our relationships with God and others. If we think properly about growing older we’ll never have to grow old. Abingdon Press. 9781426755927 $14.99; $9.44 ( also available, visit Cokesbury.com) For seniors, and anyone who ever will be For small groups, Sunday school, or individual study For an additional study from J. Ellsworth Kalas, see page 110. Visit Cokesbury.com for a complete list of books by J. Ellsworth Kalas. Includes group study guide 13 sessions The Bible story told from unique angles 5 sessions The Thirteen Apostles The Men Who Journeyed with Jesus J. Ellsworth Kalas In this book, Kalas draws from Scripture as well as historical writings and tradition to paint a portrait of each apostle, including Matthias, the successor to Judas Iscariot. Each is shown as a servant in ministry, a human being, and an individual. Abingdon Press. 9781426753589 $14.99; $9.44 ( also available, visit Cokesbury.com) The Best of J. Ellsworth Kalas Telling the Greatest Story Ever Told Like It’s Never Been Told Before J. Ellsworth Kalas Kalas’ most potent skill is to open up new insights and meanings in even the most familiar biblical stories. Gathered here are some of J. Ellsworth Kalas’ most humorous, touching, and enlightening writings, drawn from his own experience of finding God in Scripture. Abingdon Press. 9781426742019 $14.99; $9.44 ( also available, visit Cokesbury.com) Bibles studies of women 12 sessions Bibles studies of women 12 sessions A Faith of Her Own Women of the Old Testament J. Ellsworth Kalas This study examines heroines of the Old Testament to see what we can learn about them and from them, including their defining characteristics, how they shaped the Old Testament story, and how their stories of courage, perseverance, and faith have shaped us today. Abingdon Press. 9781426744648 $14.99; $9.44 ( also available, visit Cokesbury.com) Strong Was Her Faith Women of the New Testament J. Ellsworth Kalas A study that focuses on heroines of the New Testament to determine what we can learn from them, their traits, and how their stories of faith shaped the world of Jesus and the early church. Abingdon Press. 9781426744655 $14.99; $9.44 ( also available, visit Cokesbury.com) 104 Cokesbury Cokesbury.com | 800.672.1789 FF13 Popular Authors NEW Do Your Best and Trust God for the Rest James W. Moore Popular author James W. Moore discusses the idea that God doesn’t expect us to be perfect. Instead, God simply asks us to be faithful, and he will do and be what we cannot. Moore, through personal experience, shares how “God has the power to redeem! God can take our weaknesses, our foibles, our feeble efforts and redeem them and use them for good. God can take our defeats and turn them into victories!” This book also contains a group discussion guide. Abingdon Press. Coming August 2013. 9781426771866 $14.99; $9.44 ( also available in August, visit Cokesbury.com) An encouraging approach For small groups, Sunday school, or individual study 6 sessions For age level studies from James W. Moore, see the Churchwide section (page 129). Visit Cokesbury.com for a complete list of books by James W. Moore. Includes discussion guide 9 sessions Includes group study guide 13 sessions Attitude is Your Paintbrush It Colors Every Situation James W. Moore Moore’s warm, conversational style inspires readers to transform negative, pessimistic attitudes into positive, optimistic attitudes centered on the love and hope of Jesus Christ. The book includes a study guide designed for both group and individual use, featuring questions related to each chapter. Abingdon Press. 9781426753947 $14.99; $9.44 ( also available, visit Cokesbury.com) Come On Home Healing the Homesickness of the Soul James W. Moore Drawing on Scripture and his own stories, Moore explores how to embrace the New Testament theme found as the by-product of being in “right” relationships—of being “at home” with God and with others. More than once, Jesus reminds us that the Great Commandment is to love God and to love other people. And that is what Matthew 6:33 is all about: “But seek first God’s kingdom and his righteousness and everything else will fall into place for you.” Abingdon Press. 9781426753299 $14.99; $9.44 ( also available, visit Cokesbury.com) A full range of life advice 9 sessions A best-selling classic 12 sessions Yes, Lord, I Have Sinned But I Have Several Excellent Excuses (20th Anniversary Edition) James W. Moore We make excuses, find scapegoats, and assign blame to other people, circumstances, past events, even evil spirits, in an attempt to distance ourselves from the bad choices we make with our own free will. Moore challenges readers to recognize such situations and to grow beyond them. This revised edition includes a new introduction and a group discussion guide. Abingdon Press. 9781426740978 $14.99; $9.44 ( also available, visit Cokesbury.com) The Best of James W. Moore Thoughts on Faith and Grace from a Master Storyteller James W. Moore Using his gift of storytelling and his ability to reach others with the turn of a phrase, Moore shares God’s love and Jesus’ teachings with everyone. The advice he offers on grief, love, career, school, family, church, transitions, and especially life lived in the presence of God is always welcome. Read this book if you want to discover one of today’s great Christian teachers and writers at his very best. Abingdon Press. 9781426742002 $14.99; $9.44 ( also available, visit Cokesbury.com) FF13 Cokesbury.com | 800.672.1789 105 Popular Authors Application of Communion to daily life Personal, small-group NEW Thank God It’s Thursday Encountering Jesus at the Lord’s Table as if for the Last Time William H. Willimon This preaching resource book for Holy Week and Maundy Thursday focuses on Jesus’ teaching of his disciples prior to his own death—and in preparation for their own tests yet to come. Abingdon Press. 9781426743375 $13.99; $8.81 Includes discussion guide Personal, small-group NEWLY REVISED Sinning Like a Christian A New Look at the Seven Deadly Sins William H. Willimon The seven deadly sins are a well-known topic, but, surprisingly, not much has been written about them in recent years from a serious theological viewpoint. There is an increasing dissatisfaction with shallow, feelgood Christianity—which does not attempt to grapple with our propensity to do evil. This unflinching look at the meaning and substance of sin, will be of great interest to Christians. Discussion questions by the author are included. This revised edition also includes a new introduction. Abingdon Press 9781426758232 $14.99; $9.44 ( also available, visit Cokesbury.com) Also available: Thank God it’s Friday Encountering the Seven Last Words from the Cross 9780687464906 $15.00; $9.45 ( also available, visit Cokesbury.com) An exploration of putting faith into action 4 sessions Favorite writings, with a unique theme Personal, small-group NEW Incarnation The Surprising Overlap of Heaven and Earth William H. Willimon This book, part of the Belief Matters series, demonstrates how the Incarnation seeks us, and how we can respond to become Jesus’ hands and feet in the world. It is the first in the Belief Matters series of books: easy-to-understand reflections on major theological topics, suitable for individual or group study. Abingdon Press. Coming November 2013. 9781426757549 $13.99; $9.44 ( also available in November, visit Cokesbury.com) The Best of Will Willimon Acting Up in Jesus’ Name William H. Willimon He’s been called a contrarian, a provocateur, and one of the 12 most effective proclaimers of the gospel in the English-speaking world. He’s been a pastor, a chaplain, a bishop, and an author of more than 60 books. Here are Willimon’s best writings on what it means to be a faithful Christian, the gospel’s refusal to be co-opted by the culture, and the strangeness of Christian faith, all presented by one of God’s most “peculiar prophets.” Abingdon Press. 9781426742026 $14.99; $9.44 ( also available, visit Cokesbury.com) For an additional study from William H. Willimon, see page 110. Makes profound questions easier to grasp Personal, small-group Three Simple Rules A Wesleyan Way of Living Rueben P. Job Rueben Job offers an interpretation of John Wesley’s General Rules for today’s readers. This simple but challenging look at three commands, “do no harm, do good, stay in love with God,” calls us to mutual respect, unity, and a deeper relationship with God. Abingdon Press. Also available: A devotional for Lent, or any time of year Coordinates with a study Forty Days of Fruitful Living Practicing a Life of Grace Robert Schnase Based on Five Practices of Fruitful Living, this volume guides the individual or small group through daily readings designed to inspire and encourage. Perfect for use during Lent or throughout the year, it can help cultivate the essential practices of a life lived in grace—to receive God’s love, to love God in return, to grow in Christ, and to serve others. Abingdon Press. 9781426715945 $12.99; $8.18 ( also available, visit Cokesbury.com) Three Simple Questions Knowing the God of Love, Hope, and Purpose 9781426741548 $5.99; $3.77 ( 9780687649662 $5.99; $3.77 ( also available, visit Cokesbury.com) also available, visit Cokesbury.com) For additional studies from Robert Schnase, see pages 93 and 122. See page 2 for symbol explanation. For age level studies from Rueben P. Job, see page 123. 106 Cokesbury Cokesbury.com | 800.672.1789 FF13 Popular Authors Small groups, Sunday school, individual study 8 sessions NEW God’s Story for You: From Creation to Salvation Freedom in Christ Bible Study Series Neil T. Anderson Neil Anderson takes the believer along a path of knowing and growing in Christ in this study, rooted in biblical doctrine. It takes the reader from Creation to Salvation, including the meaning of the Gospel message and how we can truly know God. Regal Books. Coming October 2013. 9780830765263 $9.99; $6.69 9780830765294 Small groups, Sunday school, individual study 7 sessions NEW Your New Identity: Understand Your Relationship With Christ Freedom in Christ Bible Study Series Neil T. Anderson This study deepens the believer’s understanding of who God is, what a relationship with God looks like, what the Trinity is all about, and what it means to have assurance of salvation. Regal Books. Coming October 2013. $9.99; $6.69 Relates God’s eternal redemption 6 sessions/DVD based God’s Story, Your Story When His Becomes Yours Max Lucado Be inspired to see how your own day-today story intersects with God’s overarching epic of everlasting redemption. Explore the divine narrative in biblical and contemporary characters and discover how the Bible reveals God’s plans for you today. Zondervan. 9780310294030 9780310889878 9780310889861 9780310683025 Hardcover $24.99; $16.74 Participant Guide $9.99; $6.69 DVD $24.99; $19.99 Curriculum Kit $59.99; $47.99 Kit includes: one each of the components listed above plus, printable promotional material and PowerPoint, and a Getting Started Guide to assist in implementing the Church Experience. Participant Guide with DVD $31.99; $25.59 A new look at grace 7 sessions/DVD based Grace More Than We Deserve, Greater Than We Imagine Max Lucado Grace. We talk as though we understand the term. It politely occupies a phrase in a hymn, but never causes trouble or demands a response. Have you been changed by grace? Strengthened by grace? Softened by grace? God’s grace has a drenching about it. A white-water, riptide, turn-youupside-downness about it. It rewires you. From afraid to die to ready to fly. Grace is the voice that calls us to change, then gives us the power to pull it off. Thomas Nelson. 9780849920707 9781401675820 9781401675844 Hardcover DVD Participant Guide $24.99; $16.74 $39.99; $31.99 $9.99; $6.69 Also available: 9780310684336 For youth study, God’s Story, Your Story, see the Youth section (page 49). For additional age level studies of Grace, see the Churchwide section (page 120). An intense focus on life application Gospel in Life Grace Changes Everything Timothy Keller Join author and pastor Timothy Keller in a video-based study of the gospel and how to live it out in everyday life. In week one you and your group will study the city, your home now, the world that is. Week eight closes with the theme of the eternal city, your heavenly home, the world that is to come. In between you’ll learn how the gospel can change your heart, your community, and how you live in this world. Zondervan. 9780310328919 9780310329183 9780310399391 Participant Guide DVD with Participant Guide DVD $10.99; $7.36 $31.99; $25.59 $24.99; $19.99 Small groups, Sunday school, individual study 8 sessions FF13 Cokesbury.com | 800.672.1789 107 Popular Authors From the author of The Purpose Driven Life What on Earth Am I Here For? Six Sessions on The Purpose Driven Life Rick Warren You are about to embark on a journey of discovery. Throughout this all-new video-based study you are going to discover the answers to life’s most fundamental question: “What on earth am I here for?” Includes six video teaching sessions and a study guide that guides participants through each session with video notes, discussion questions, and additional Bible study for use in a group or individually. The curriculum kit includes both the DVD and Study Guide as well a copy of The Purpose Driven Life. Zondervan. 9780310696193 9780310696186 9780310696209 9780310695158 9780310335504 DVD Study Guide Study Guide with DVD Curriculum Kit Revised Softcover Book For small groups, Sunday school, or individual study 6 sessions $19.99; $15.99 $8.99; $6.02 $25.99; $20.79 $49.99; $34.99 $22.99; $15.40 Inspirational, yet practical For small groups, Sunday school, or individual study NEW Five Stones Conquering Your Giants Shane Stanford and R. Brad Martin Sometimes, our greatest battles are not with the “giants”—the external challenges which we all face. Instead, our greatest battles are often within ourselves. Learn how to increase the potential of your ministry, your business, and your life, using one of the most wellknown and well-loved stories in history: David and Goliath. Like modern-day Davids, readers will be empowered to conquer challenges, in ministry and in life, with clear-eyed confidence and well-grounded hope. Abingdon Press. Coming August 2013. 9781426771729 Hardcover ( also available, visit Cokesbury.com) $18.99; $11.96 For small groups, Sunday school, or individual study 7 sessions Making Life Matter Embracing the Joy in the Everyday Shane Stanford What if daily to-do lists gave a glimpse into how people might change their future? What if everyday, simple steps, instead of some complex list of seemingly unattainable principles, showed how to make life matter? This book answers these questions and shows that the steps for making life matter are found in rather ordinary decisions, attitudes, and patterns found in normal routines. Abingdon Press. 9781426710322 $14.99; $9.44 ( also available, visit Cokesbury.com) For an additional study from Shane Stanford, see page 100. NEW A Shared Christian Life Ben Witherington III This book will encourage you to be an integral part of the body of Christ—working and serving, loving God with your heart, but also with hands and feet. The body of Christ is gathered—worshiping; sharing, learning, taking Communion, and doing works of charity— together. The Christian life needs balance between being alone with God and time with significant others. Abingdon Press. 9781426753176 $14.99; $9.44 ( also available, visit Cokesbury.com) On the Road With Jesus Ben Witherington III Travel to the Holy Land with a New Testament scholar. Filmed at places Jesus walked and dwelt among us. Abingdon Press. Revelation and the End Times Unraveling God’s Message of Hope Ben Witherington III Revelation is filled with perplexing symbolism, yet its message is one of hope. This study unravels God’s message for our time, guiding us into a deeper understanding of the truths found within Revelation’s mysterious text. Abingdon Press. 9780687660063 Book $9.99; $6.29 ( also available, visit Cokesbury.com) 843504011642 DVD $38.99; $31.19 & Leader Guide Teaching and Healing Series 9781426712166 843504012748 Book DVD $9.99; $6.29 $38.99; $31.19 Birth and Ministry Series 9781426712159 Book $9.99; $6.29 843504012731 DVD $38.99; $31.19 ( also available, visit Cokesbury.com) See page 2 for symbol explanation. 108 Cokesbury Cokesbury.com | 800.672.1789 FF13 Popular Authors Small-group or class 7 sessions Forgotten God Reversing Our Tragic Neglect of the Holy Spirit Francis Chan The true source of the church’s power is the Holy Spirit. Sadly, could it be that we’ve forgotten the One who distinguishes us from every religion and cult in the world? Chan contends that we’ve ignored the Spirit for far too long, and that without the Spirit, we operate in our own strength, only accomplishing human-sized results. This study offers a compelling invitation to understand, embrace, and follow the Holy Spirit’s direction in our lives. A compelling resource for small groups, churches, youth groups, and college campus ministries. David C. Cook Publishing. 9780781403221 9781434700889 DVD Workbook $29.99; $23.99 $14.99; $10.04 For small groups A DVD-based 7-study series BASIC Study Series Francis Chan From the creators of NOOMA comes BASIC, a series of seven DVD-based studies that invite us all to reclaim the simple, full, and beautiful journey that church was always intended to be. Each of the seven studies includes a DVD and a Personal Reﬂection Guide. David C. Cook Publishing. Each 9780781403832 9781434700766 9781434700773 9781434700780 9781434700803 9781434700971 9781434700988 9780781403863 $14.99 Communion Fear God Follow Jesus Holy Spirit Fellowship Teaching Prayer Complete Set Save when you buy the set! $69.99 Individual or small-group 7 sessions Living Crazy Love An Interactive Workbook for Individual or Small-Group Study Francis Chan and Mark Beuving The God of the universe loves us with a radical, unconditional, self-sacriﬁcing love. And what is our typical response? We go to church, sing songs, and try not to cuss. But, we are called to a passionate love relationship with God. Because the answer to religious complacency isn’t working harder at a list of do’s and don’ts— it’s falling in love with God. Living Crazy Love is designed to help us move beyond the status quo and pursue the crazy, relentless, all-powerful love of God. David C. Cook Publishing. 9781434703873 9781434766274 Interactive Workbook DVD $14.99; $10.04 $29.99; $23.99 Encouragement & training Small groups or classroom Multiply: Volume 1 Disciple-Making for Ordinary People Francis Chan and Mark Beuving Jesus handpicked common, uneducated men to build his church. Several were ﬁshermen. One was a tax collector. All could be labeled “ordinary.” Yet under their leadership, the church ﬂourished. Today, the church looks to “trained professionals” to do the work. Lay people who have tremendous potential are made to feel inadequate, believing that they “don’t know enough” to be of much help. This material is designed to change that. David C. Cook Publishing. 9780781408233 $14.99; $10.04 For the Spanish version of the Multiply study, see page 135. Small group or classroom 11 sessions How God Became King The Forgotten Story of the Gospels N.T. Wright New Testament scholar N.T. Wright reveals how we have been misreading the Gospels for centuries. We need to restore the lost central story of the Scripture—that the coronation of God through the acts of Jesus was the climax of human history. Our spiritual beliefs have for too long been focused on the afterlife. Instead, the forgotten story of the Gospels reveals why we should understand that our real charge is to sustain God’s kingdom here and now. HarperCollins. 9780061730573 Hardcover $25.99; $17.41 Small group or classroom 15 sessions Simply Jesus Who He Was, What He Did, Why It Matters N.T. Wright In the tradition of C.S. Lewis’ Mere Christianity and his own classic Simply Christian, N.T. Wright seeks to show how we should retell the story of Jesus after 200 years of biblical scholarship. HarperCollins. 9780062084392 Hardcover $24.99; $16.74 For additional studies from N. T. Wright, see pages 68. FF13 Cokesbury.com | 800.672.1789 109 Adult Confirmation Credo Faith Formation for Older Youth and Young Adults Credo Faith Formation for Older Youth and Young Adults provides a different kind of confirmation experience—one that reflects the greater life experience and thinking capacity of older youth and young adults. The study is made up of six units that offer multiple learning activities, as well as discussion starters. The resource also includes instructions on how to plan and implement two retreats. Cokesbury. 9781426751448 9781426751479 Leader Guide Student Journal $19.99 $9.99 Living as United Methodist Christians Our Story, Our Beliefs, Our Lives Andy Langford and Sally Langford This short-term study explores United Methodist beliefs, practices, and organization through the lens of faith development. Use for a small-group study to learn about, review, and reflect upon what it means to live as United Methodist Christians today or as an adult confirmation resource. Abingdon Press. 9781426711930 $10.99 also available, visit Cokesbury.com) ( I Will, with God’s Help Episcopal Confirmation for Youth and Adults Mary Lee Wile Encourages youth and adults to enter into a uniquely Episcopal, and profoundly Christian, faith journey. The easily adapted format works for a traditional 6- to 12-week program, at a confirmation retreat, or as a supplement to other programs. Offers seekers a solid reflection on Episcopal heritage and belief, together with the riches of Episcopal liturgy and prayer. Morehouse Education Resources. 9781889108735 9781606740569 9781889108759 Leader Guide Mentor Guide Adult Journal $22.00 $7.25 $6.50 United Methodist Studies NEW Key United Methodist Beliefs William J. Abraham and David F. Watson Deepen your faith and enrich your life through this study of core Methodist beliefs. Written by popular seminary teachers, this book will connect you to the life and ministry of John Wesley, demonstrating relevance for the lives of Christians today as it offers an introductory examination of each. Abingdon Press. 9781426756610 $15.99; $10.07 ( also available, visit Cokesbury.com) Methodist Identity Part 1: Our Story The Methodist Identity video series explains what it means to be Methodist. The first course includes eight half-hour presentations by Methodist scholars, describing the 18thcentury Wesleyan revival in England and the growth of Methodism in the United States and the world. Supplemental videos cover in more detail the rise of Methodism in Europe, Asia, Africa and Latin America. A study guide and supplemental presentations are included on CD-ROM. Wesley Ministry Network. 539631 DVD with CD-ROM $44.99; $35.99 Methodist Identity Part 2: Our Beliefs This course builds on Part 1: Our Story by examining Methodist beliefs, focusing especially on those doctrines that make Methodists distinctive. Eight halfhour presentations by Methodist theologians offer valuable information and insight concerning core Wesleyan ideas. A study guide and extensive supplemental presentations, including many of Wesley’s own writings, are included on CD-ROM. Wesley Ministry Network. 539620 DVD with CD-ROM $44.99; $35.99 United Methodist Beliefs A Brief Introduction William H. Willimon Spells out the major beliefs of the church in a clear, nontechnical style. A United Methodist author, preacher, teacher, and bishop, discusses the great theological themes that United Methodists share in common with all Christians, as well as the particular emphases that characterize United Methodist understandings of Christian doctrines. Westminster John Knox Press. 9780664230401 $13.00; $8.81 Being United Methodist What It Means, Why It Matters J. Ellsworth Kalas This study explores such questions such as—Who are these people called Methodists? Where have they come from, and where are they going? And how is it that so few of them really know what it means to be a Methodist? What makes them tick, and in a spasmodically changing world, what keeps them ticking? Abingdon Press. 9781426752346 $14.99; $9.44 ( also available, visit Cokesbury.com) United Methodist Questions, United Methodist Answers Exploring Christian Faith F. Belton Joyner, Jr. Introduces the reader to key United Methodist beliefs and practices through 78 questions and answers, written clearly and with liberal doses of humor. Church groups, those new to The United Methodist Church, and United Methodists with inquiring minds will find this a wonderful resource for the study of their church. Westminster John Knox Press. 9780664230395 $13.00; $8.81 For additional studies from William H. Willimon, see page 106. 110 Cokesbury For additional studies from J. Ellsworth Kalas, see page 104. Cokesbury.com See page 2 for symbol explanation. FF13 | 800.672.1789 United Methodist Studies NEW The Wesleyan Way A Faith That Matters Scott J. Jones In this exciting and inspiring new study, Scott J. Jones helps seekers and believers to envision and practice discipleship as a way of life. Presenting Christianity from a Wesleyan perspective, Jones invites participants into a deeper, more thoughtful, more active commitment to Christ. This 8-session study helps participants focus on how, through discipleship with Jesus Christ, we become part of God’s work in transforming the world. During the week, participants have one hour of reading and a half-hour of Bible reading. Then once a week the group comes together to explore what they have read, to view a 12-minute video, and to discuss the reading and video with the group. Abingdon Press. Coming September 2013. Wesleyan perspective Discipleship commitment Small-group 8 sessions/DVD-based Session Titles • Christianity as a Way of Life • Good News—God Is Love • Creation Is Good But Fallen • God’s Grace Given and Received 9781426767562 Student Book ( also available, visit Cokesbury.com) 9781426767579 Leader Guide 9781426767586 DVD • You Are Not Journeying Alone • Personal Holiness and Social Holiness • Evangelistic Love and World Transformation • Christianity as a Way of Life—No Matter What $14.99; $9.44 $14.99; $9.44 $39.99; $31.99 SCOTT J. JONES is the Resident Bishop of the Kansas Area of The United Methodist Church. He was formerly the McCreless Associate Professor of Evangelism at Perkins School of Theology (Southern Methodist University), where he taught courses in evangelism and Wesley studies. Previous books include The Evangelistic Love of God and Neighbor, Staying at the Table, and Wesley and the Quadrilateral (co-author), all published by Abingdon Press. A Disciple’s Path Deepening Your Relationship with Christ and the Church: A Guide for United Methodists James A. Harnish with Justin LaRosa This dynamic and engaging study combines a Wesleyan understanding of God’s love and grace with the time-tested United Methodist practices of spiritual discipline as expressed in the membership vows to uphold the church with presence, prayers, gifts, service, and witness. Participants will be equipped to love God and love others by discovering their unique gifts and becoming engaged in ministry that also brings transformation in their own hearts and lives through the love and grace of Jesus Christ. Workbook includes 6 weeks of daily readings. Abingdon Press. For new members or as a renewal course Churchwide 6-week study CD-ROM in Leader’s Guide A Quick Order Form is available on Cokesbury.com for Disciple’s Path. For an additional study from James A. Harnish, see page 69. 9781426743498 Daily Workbook $10.99; $6.92 9781426743504 Companion Reader $9.99; $6.29 are also available for the two above resources, visit Cokesbury.com) ( 9781426743481 Leader’s Guide with CD-ROM $25.99; $20.79 843504029753 Wristband, Pack of 10 $12.99; $8.18 843504029760 Bookmark, Pack of 25 $7.99; $5.03 Window Cling, Pack of 25 $7.99; $5.03 843504030155 Keytag, Pack of 30 $7.99; $5.03 843504029777 843504026899 Kit (includes Daily Workbook, Companion Reader, Leader’s Guide with CD-ROM, and one sample each of the: Wristband, Bookmark, Window Cling, Keytag) $39.99; $31.99 See page 2 for symbol explanation. 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All of D6 resources are designed to connect the Adults, Parent, and Child, along with the Church and Child together for the fulfillment of God’s command expressed in Deuteronomy 6:4-9. 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FF13 ANNUAL RESOURCES (Order one per classroom to use for the entire year) Clear Bible Timeline for Children Ages 6–11, Grades 1–6 Clear Bible Timeline Teen/Adult 9780892656615 9780892656622 $19.99 $19.99 Cokesbury.com | 800.672.1789 113 Churchwide Studies Bible-In-Life Cokesbury’s Quarterly Curriculum Automatic Shipment Program guarantees on-time arrival or shipping is free! Life application focus Sound, easy-to-teach Bible-based lessons help students put Bible truths to work Christ-centered where it counts—in their everyday lives. Bible-in-Life lessons are Bible-based and Christ-centered, easy to teach and easy to prepare! Teachers will reach students Ages 18 months–Adult with age-appropriate methods that appeal to different learning styles. • Preschool through Elementary take-homes offer Family Pages or Family Activities that 13 sessions per quarter enable parents to have ongoing interaction • Provides lots of activities and Memory Verse Practices for Elementary and Upper Elementary • Preschool My Sunday Pictures and Upper Elementary PIX feature up-to-date art and Bible stories A Quick Order • Colorized Make-It/Take-It crafts for Early Elementary are simple to use Form is available on • Greater mix of activities for all Elementary, including drama, art, snacks, and science Cokesbury.com for • Teachers will enjoy the relevant content, updated introductory pages, and space to track prayer Bible-in-Life. requests or classroom ideas • Includes creative downloadable postcards for birthdays and absentees David C. Cook. 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Mission-oriented Holiness emphasis Ages 18 months–Adults 13 sessions per quarter A Quick Order Form is available on Cokesbury.com for Wesley. Wesley is the choice of growing Sunday schools that value the holiness doctrinal distinctives and the mission to evangelize and disciple generations for Christ! Not only will students learn about living the holy life, they will put it to practice! • Lesson method and message disciples the student in personal holiness • Relevant to everyday life challenges and choices • Children and Youth curriculum edited by the Wesleyan Holiness Board • Colorful teacher and student materials • Easy to teach and prepare • Church/home link throughout 4-step lesson plan • Age grading based on developmental needs of the student • Scripture memory and life application is emphasized David C. Cook, distributed by Wesleyan Publishing House. 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FF13 Cokesbury.com | 800.672.1789 115 Churchwide Studies Save on shipping—sign up for Cokesbury’s Quarterly Curriculum Automatic Shipment Program today. Bible in 3 years for families Helps families grow in faith together For groups of all ages FaithWeaver Now FaithWeaver Now is a complete dated curriculum for 10 age levels, infants through adults, in which families learn the same Bible point in age-appropriate ways each week, weaving everyone into the fabric of the church. Kids don’t just hear the Word—they experience it. Simpler and easier lessons fit even the busiest lives. It helps kids see God in their everyday world. Following the Revised Common Lectionary, FaithWeaver Now is comprehensive and provides a complete Bible overview every three years. Scriptures and subject matter are coordinated for everyone of all ages throughout your congregation. It can be customized however desired. And it comes with a new FREE editable digital version. The Teacher Pack includes one Teacher Guide, interactive teaching tools, posters, reproducible handouts, and an audio CD with music, sound effects, and dramas. Group Publishing. FALL 2013 INFANTS, TODDLERS, & TWOS Teacher Pack (adult supervision required) Additional Teacher Guide (with reproducibles) Additional CD PRESCHOOL AGES 3–4 Teacher Pack (small parts warning) Teacher Guide Additional CD Student Book: My Bible Hugs (one per participant) PRE-K & KINDERGARTEN AGES 5–6 Teacher Pack (small parts warning) Teacher Guide Additional CD Student Book: My Bible Playground (one per participant) GRADES 1–2 Teacher Pack (small parts warning) Teacher Guide Additional CD Student Book: My Bible Fun (one per participant) GRADES 3–4 Teacher Pack (small parts warning) Teacher Guide Additional CD Student Book: Bible Truth Sleuth (one per participant) GRADES 5–6 Teacher Pack (small parts warning) Teacher Guide Additional CD Student Book: Bible Buzz (one per participant) MIDDLE SCHOOL/JR. 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FF13 116 Cokesbury Cokesbury.com | 800.672.1789 Churchwide Studies For more information on FaithWeaver Now studies, visit Cokesbury.com FALL 2013 ADDITIONAL RESOURCES FamilyConnect CD-ROM Songs From FaithWeaver CD FaithWeaver Worship DVD Starter Set (One each of the 9 age-levels’ Teacher Packs or Leader Guides, Student Books or Student Papers, Adult and Parent Materials) Children’s Super Value Set (One each of all 6 Children’s age-levels’ Teacher Packs and 5 of each Student Book) Super Value Set (One each of all 9 age-levels’ Teacher Packs or Leader Guides, and 5 of each Student Book and Student Paper, Adult and Parent Materials) Also available: Theophilus the FaithRetriever™ Puppet For use with Preschool and Pre-K & K age levels. 9780764499685 9780764497797 9780764497827 539630 WINTER 2013–14 9781470701987 9781470701222 9781470702410 539132 SPRING 2014 9781470702823 9781470703530 9781470703554 538919 SUMMER 2014 9781470705725 9781470704612 9781470704629 538954 PRICE $9.99† $9.99† $14.99 $369.99 539619 539143 538931 538966 $ 399.99 539606 539154 538942 538977 $ 499.99 646847104787 $34.99 See page 2 for symbol explanation. †Indicates quantity discounts available. Buy 1–9, price is $9.99 each; buy 10–49, price is $8.99 each; buy 50+, price is $7.99 each. Professional Christian educators are waiting to listen to your needs and assist you in ﬁnding solutions to begin, expand, and enrich your church’s teaching ministry. Monday–Friday, 8 A.M. –4 P.M. Central Time (Voicemail available after hours) firstname.lastname@example.org Twitter.com/CurricUtweet 800-251-8591 the place to turn for Christian education support FF13 Cokesbury’s Curric-U-Phone: Cokesbury.com | 800.672.1789 117 Churchwide Studies Great as a New Year study Discover and live God’s dream for your life NEW Dare to Dream Creating a God-Sized Mission Statement for Your Life Mike Slaughter Are your goals for the New Year too small? Are you living the “just get by” plan? Or is there a greater “God dream” for you that, if lived to the fullest, could permeate and inform every move you make? Dare to Dream is a startling and inspiring new program by popular author and pastor Mike Slaughter that draws on the Bible and a lifetime of ministry to help us discern God’s dream for us and learn to live it out, prayerfully and enthusiastically. Participants will learn how to develop a life mission statement that helps them fully commit to a God-directed lifestyle. Use this small preview book during Christmas services as an excellent invitation to return for the sermon and study after the New Year. Abingdon Press. Coming December 2013. Churchwide participation DVD-based 6 sessions Components 9781426775772 Participant Book $16.99; $10.70 Includes readings for each week and an interactive format with space for creating your life mission statement and recording reflections. ( also available in December, visit Cokesbury.com) Leader Guide $11.99; $7.55 Six session plan outlines, complete with discussion points and questions, activities, prayers, and more—plus leader helps for facilitating a group. DVD Youth Study Guide Youth Study DVD Children’s Leader Guide Includes reproducible handouts. Preview Book $39.99; $31.99 $8.99; $5.66 $39.99; $31.99 $16.99; $10.70 $1.99 9781426775796 9781426775789 9781426775802 9781426775826 9781426775819 9781426775833 See page 2 for symbol explanation. 118 Cokesbury Cokesbury.com | 800.672.1789 FF13 Churchwide Studies a new stewardship program based on Mike Slaughter’s book, shiny gods ﬁrst putting GOD ﬁrst in living and giving by Mike Slaughter NEW What happens when we truly put God ﬁrst in all aspects of our lives? In a culture guided chieﬂy by shiny, life-promising distractions, “enough” seems elusive and keeps us indebted to that next source of satisfaction. What if the Giver of Life offered freedom from this downward spiral— would you take it? In ﬁrst, pastor and author Mike Slaughter guides participants through a 4-week all-church stewardship program to help them reassess priorities and create a culture and a lifestyle of giving—with a special emphasis on missions. The ﬁrst stewardship program is anchored by a group study facilitated by the shiny gods book, DVD, leader guide, and the churchwide ﬁrst devotions book. Components 9781426765544 ﬁrst Program Guide (Flash Drive with Booklet) shiny gods Book (used as Adult Participant Book; shiny gods DVD shiny gods Leader Guide first Devotions Book first Youth Study Edition first Children’s Leader Guide first Program Kit $29.99; $23.99 (Lays out basic plans for the stewardship program including art, ﬁles, and promotional materials.) 9781426761942 9781426762017 9781426761966 9781426762024 9781426763632 9781426763687 843504039356 $14.99; $9.44 also available, visit Cokesbury.com) $39.99; $31.99 $11.99; $7.55 $8.99; $5.66 $8.99; $5.66 $16.99; $10.70 $99.99; $79.99 (Includes one of each item listed above.) Published by See facing page and page 128 for more books and studies from Mike Slaughter. See page 2 for symbol explanation. FF13 Cokesbury.com | 800.672.1789 119 Churchwide Studies From Max Lucado Grace More than We Deserve, Greater than We Imagine Max Lucado Grace. It politely occupies a phrase in a hymn, fits nicely on a church sign. Never causes trouble or demands a response. When asked, “Do you believe in grace?” who could say no? Max Lucado asks deeper questions: Have you been changed by grace? Shaped by grace? Strengthened by grace? Emboldened by grace? Softened by grace? Snatched by the nape of your neck and shaken to your senses by grace? God’s grace has a drenching about it. A wildness about it. A white-water, riptide, turn-you-upside-downness about it. Grace comes after you. It rewires you. From insecure to God secure. From regret-riddled to better-because-of-it. From afraid to die to ready to fly. Grace is the voice that calls us to change and then gives us the power to pull it off. Let’s make certain grace gets you. DVD study kit includes: seven video sessions featuring Max Lucado, Participant’s Guide with conversation starters and discussion questions, Leader’s Guide, and Spanish language tracks for each video session. Thomas Nelson. 9780849920707 9781401675820 9781401675844 9781400320387 9781400320844 9781400320349 9781602558236 Book, Hardcover DVD Study Kit Participant’s Guide Grace Happens Here Wild Grace, Youth Grace for the Moment, Children’s Devotional Gracia Spanish-language (paper) $24.99; $39.99; $9.99; $15.99; $14.99; $15.99; $13.99; $16.74 $31.99 $6.69 $10.71 $10.04 $10.71 $9.37 Ages 6–Adults Nonquarterly 7 sessions FOR CHILDREN FOR YOUTH FOR ADULTS New International Reader’s Version (NIrV) for children New International Version (NIV) for youth and adults Large-group/small-group Ages 18 months–Adults Nonquarterly The Story The Story is a multi-age-level curriculum that invites the whole church to engage in a rewarding life journey. Based on 31 stories found in the children’s version of the book, The Story captivates and empowers participants as they engage in the Bible as a seamless, compelling story. It’s a story of “the big picture,” not just a collection of random adventures. The series is particularly designed to meet the educational needs of both large and small groups. Children’s lessons encourage hands-on learning through activities such as Scripture reading and paraphrasing, sharing, movement, arts and crafts, and activity sheets. Snack ideas accompany many of the lessons as well. The curriculum for teens and adults encourages them to dive deeper into Scripture with their small groups. Zondervan. For additional studies from Max Lucado, see pages 49 and 107. 120 Cokesbury PRESCHOOL AGES 2–5 9780310719205 The Story: Preschool Curriculum, CD-ROM (31 lessons) 9780310719274 The Story for Little Ones, Illustrated Bible (NIrV) 9780310720256 Trading Cards EARLY ELEMENTARY AGES 4–8 9780310719212 Early Elem. Curriculum, CD-ROM (31 lessons) ELEMENTARY AGES 9–12 9780310719229 Elementary Curriculum, CD-ROM (31 lessons) 9780310719250 The Story for Kids: Discover the Bible... (NIrV) YOUTH AGES 13–18 9780310413714 Teen Curriculum, DVD (31 sessions) 9780310722809 Teen Edition Bible (NIV) ADULTS 9780310329527 Adult Curriculum DVD (31 sessions) 9780310329534 Participant’s Guide (31 sessions) ADDITIONAL RESOURCES: 9780310421771 The Story, Audio CD Bible, Unabridged (NIV) 9780310941538 Church Campaign Kit 9780310732228 Story for Children, a Storybook Bible Deluxe Ed. Pack 9780310735946 Easter Story for Children 9780310726722 The Story for Children Bible, NirV, Hardcover 9780310732921 God’s Messages for Little Ones, Hardcover 9780310728474 The Story of Jesus for Kids $34.99; $27.99 $17.99; $12.05 $4.99 $34.99; $27.99 $34.99; $27.99 $9.99; $6.69 $49.99; $39.99 $14.99; $10.04 $29.99; $23.99 $10.99; $7.36 $34.99; $27.99 $149.99;$119.99 $24.99; $16.74 $6.99; $4.68 $27.99; $18.75 $9.99; $6.69 $2.99 FF13 Cokesbury.com | 800.672.1789 Churchwide Studies Bible-based Ofﬁcial UM resource Children/Youth/Adults 6 weeks Bring Bible stories to the table—churchwide! NEW Table Talk Carl Frazier This program for the whole church family is designed to bring all ages together for dinner, fellowship, study, and conversation about the key stories of the Bible—basic enough for new Christians, but with enough depth to engage the seasoned Bible scholar. Abingdon Press. Each Table Talk volume can be used for up to a 6-week period, offering an assortment of age-level components, including: • Pastor’s Program Guide • CD-ROM • Small Talk Children’s Leader Guide • Teen Talk Leader Guide • Devotions Book • Table Toppers Table Talk 1 The stories presented in Table Talk Volume 1 include: Creation, The Fall, The Flood, Father Abraham, Ten Words, and The Great Commandment. 9781426758065 9781426758041 9781426758003 843504036362 843504036218 Small Talk Children’s Leader Guide Teen Talk Leader Guide Devotions Table Talk 1 Toppers 5-Pack of 6 each Table Talk 1 Pastor’s Program Kit † $14.99; $9.44 $14.99; $9.44 $8.99; $5.66 $19.99; $12.59 $79.99; $63.99 Pastor’s Program Kit includes one each of all Table Talk 1 components listed above plus Pastor’s Program Guide and CD-ROM (not sold individually) which contains the story presentations and guidance on how to plan, promote, and present the program. Table Talk 2 The stories presented in Table Talk Volume 2 include: The Beatitudes, The Least of These, The Great Commission, The Last Supper, Crucifixion, Resurrection. 9781426766435 9781426766442 9781426766411 843504039837 843504039844 Small Talk Children’s Leader Guide Teen Talk Leader Guide Devotions Table Talk 2 Toppers 5-Pack of 6 each Table Talk 2 Pastor’s Program Kit † $14.99; $14.99; $8.99; $19.99; $79.99; $9.44 $9.44 $5.66 $12.59 $63.99 † Each Pastor’s Program Kit for Table Talk 1 and Table Talk 2, includes one each of all the respective components listed in their section, plus a Table Talk 1 or Table Talk 2 Pastor’s Program Guide and CD-ROM (not sold individually) which contains the story presentations and guidance on how to plan, promote, and present each program. Join your friends at the table! See page 2 for symbol explanation. FF13 A Quick Order Form is available on Cokesbury.com for Table Talk. Cokesbury.com | 800.672.1789 121 Churchwide Studies Friendship Program Guide. Friendship Ministries is a comprehensive Christian formation program with materials for people with intellectual disabilities. We focus on these key responsibilities: sharing God’s love (mission and goals), appreciating each person, getting organized, choosing materials, defining volunteer roles, recruiting friends and mentors, training mentors, tending to details, and building community. Group leader packets include all the visual aids needed for group sessions. CRC Publications. 9781592555055 Friendship Program Guide $6.99; $4.68 Bible study Youth–Adults 6–7 units, 5 Sessons/unit Friendship Ministries Bible Studies 7 units (5 sessions/unit) that tell the story of God’s creation, God’s relationship with God’s people, and God’s promise to send a Savior. 535582 535655 535693 535620 535595 535668 535716 535632 535608 535681 535727 535643 God Our Father, Leader Guide God Our Father, Youth Student God Our Father, Adult Student God Our Father, Group Leader Pkt Jesus Our Savior, Leader Guide Jesus Our Savior, Youth Student Jesus Our Savior, Adult Student Jesus Our Savior, Group Leader Pkt Spirit Our Helper, Leader Guide Spirit Our Helper, Youth Student Spirit Our Helper, Adult Student Spirit Our Helper, Group Leader Pkt Set of 7 Set of 7 Set of 7 Set of 7 Set of 6 Set of 6 Set of 6 Set of 6 Set of 6 Set of 6 Set of 6 Set of 6 $39.49 $26.49 $26.49 $83.99 $33.99 $22.79 $22.79 $71.99 $33.99 $22.79 $22.79 $71.99 Autism and Your Church Nurturing the Spiritual Growth of People with Autism Spectrum Disorder Barbara J. Newman This new edition of an indispensable handbook provides a wealth of practical tips, including a new chapter on behavior management and an updated discussion of what “Autism Spectrum Disorder” means. It will enable your church to appreciate those with ASD as persons created in God’s image discover ten strategies for including people with ASD develop an action plan for ongoing ministry. Faith Alive. 9781592555727 $29.99; $20.09 Inclusive Revised and updated Reproducible resources include: Sample Interview Questionnaire for Children’s Ministry Sample Interview Questionnaire for Adult Ministry Sample Observation Form Sample Parent Permission Form Sample Adult Permission Form Sample Job Description for Coordinator of Ministry to Children and Adults with Special Needs Sample Individual Spiritual Formation Plan (ISFP) and more! Five Practices Series Using the best-selling Five Practices of Fruitful Congregations as its foundation, this family of studies is available as a coordinated churchwide study across all age levels. It moves the discussion of the five practices from the congregational level to personal discipleship. Intentional and repeated attention to these five practices are critical for personal growth in Christ, as well as congregational growth. Abingdon Press. 9781426708800 9781426712180 9781426716423 9780687657766 9780687645404 9780687654130 9780687654338 Five Practices of Fruitful Living, Book Five Practices of Fruitful Living, Leader Guide Five Practices for Children Five Practices of Fruitful Youth Ministry Five Practices of Fruitful Congregations, Book Fruitful Congregations, Media Kit w/6 DVDs Fruitful Congregations, Devotional $16.99; $11.99; $16.00; $7.99; $18.99; $82.99; $7.99; $10.70 $7.55 $10.08 $5.03 $11.96 $66.39 $5.03 Critical to congregational growth Based on Wesleyan principles Children–Adults Nonquarterly Small-Group Planning Workshops, each 9780687654239 9781426700040 9781426700057 9781426700026 9781426700033 9780687653874 Radical Hospitality Risk-Taking Mission and Service Extravagant Generosity Passionate Worship Intentional Faith Development Focus on Five Practices Complete Set $7.99; $4.90 $7.99; $4.90 $7.99; $4.90 $7.99; $4.90 $7.99; $4.90 $7.99; $4.90 $129.99; $103.99 ( also available for most of the Five Practices resources, visit Cokesbury.com for details) See page 2 for symbol explanation. FF13 122 Cokesbury Cokesbury.com | 800.672.1789 Churchwide Studies SoulShift Finally, a practical and easy-to-use churchwide total family ministry curriculum. Based on SoulShift: The Measure of a Life Transformed, this eight-week journey challenges congregations to explore seven key transformational shifts God’s Spirit wants to bring about in hearts, minds, and actions. It offers a powerful and practical approach to spiritual formation that goes beyond spiritual disciplines to focus on who participants are becoming in Christ. Total family curriculum Children & Youth/Adults 8 sessions Optional 4-week studies The SoulShift for Children and Youth Kit contains: • Two copies of the SoulShift: The Measure of a Life Transformed • One copy of Family Ministry Field Guide by family ministry expert Dr. Timothy Paul Jones, • Resources for children ministries (preschool–5th grade) which include a Leader’s Guide with reproducibles, a DVD with presentations of each week’s Bible story, and Duckville children’s picture book. • Resources for youth ministries (6th–12th grade) which include a Leader’s Guide, DVD-ROM with engaging video and resources, and sample copies of SoulShift Magazine The SoulShift Family Ministry Kit contains everything in the SoulShift for Children and Youth Kit plus: • One additional copy of SoulShift: The Measure of a Life Transformed • Resources for adult ministries which include a strategic planning guide, resource CD-ROM, sermon introductions DVD-ROM, and three group study DVDs Every SoulShift Bible Study provides a more in-depth exploration of one of the seven soul shifts. Each four-week study provides Scripture readings, thought-provoking questions for personal reflection, and discussion questions for group exploration. Wesleyan Publishing House. 9780898277203 9780898277029 9780898274776 9780898274806 9780898274820 9780898274790 9780898274813 9780898274783 9780898274837 Family Ministry Kit $169.99 SoulShift for Children & Youth Kit $69.99 SoulShift Bible Study: Me to You $6.99 SoulShift Bible Study: Slave to Child $6.99 SoulShift Bible Study: Seen to Unseen $6.99 SoulShift Bible Study: Consumer to Steward $6.99 SoulShift Bible Study: Ask to Listen $6.99 SoulShift Bible Study: Sheep to Shepherd $6.99 SoulShift Bible Study: Me to We $6.99 Three Simple Rules Three age-level group studies based on Rueben P. Job’s book Three Simple Rules, use video, print, discussion questions, and activities. Each rule has a session to help you understand the rule and a session to help you explore ways to practice the rule. Parents who would like to discuss the three simple rules with their children can download a free list of suggested questions at Cokesbury.com. Six sessions. Abingdon Press. 843504002152 9781426700255 9781426700347 9781426700330 9781426700422 Adult Leader Guide DVD/CD-ROM Adult Student Book Youth Leader Guide Youth Student Book Children Leader Guide $29.99; $7.99; $7.99; $7.99; $16.99; $23.99 $5.03 $5.03 $5.03 $10.70 Three Simple Questions Knowing the God of Love, Hope, and Purpose Rueben P. Job This 6-week churchwide study is based on Rueben P. Job’s book Three Simple Questions. The studies bring us a new insight on how to live a Christ-like life and explore the three most basic and profound questions at the center of our faith—questions that all major religions try to answer and around which there seems to be much confusion: Who is God? Who am I? Who are we together? Abingdon Press. 9781426742637 9781426742576 9781426742613 9781426742606 9781426742620 Adult Leader Guide $10.00; $6.30 Adult DVD with Leader Guide $39.00; $31.20 Youth Leader Guide $8.00; $5.04 Youth Student Book $8.00; $5.04 Children Leader Guide $16.00; $10.08 Also available from Abingdon Press: Three Simple Rules A Wesleyan Way of Living Rueben P. Job An interpretation of John Wesley’s General Rules for today’s readers. This simple but challenging look at three commands, “do no harm, do good, stay in love with God,” calls us to mutual respect, unity, and a deeper relationship with God. 9780687649662 Book $5.99; $3.77 ( also available, visit Cokesbury.com) Also available from Abingdon Press: Three Simple Questions Knowing the God of Love, Hope, and Purpose Rueben P. Job Based on Wesleyan principles, families learn basic life issues together. Can be used in six sessions. 9781426741548 Hardcover $5.99; $3.77 ( also available, visit Cokesbury.com) For the Spanish version of Three Simple Rules studies, see page 135. See page 2 for symbol explanation. FF13 A Quick Order Form is available on Cokesbury.com for Three Simple Rules and Three Simple Questions. Cokesbury.com | 800.672.1789 123 Churchwide Studies Discover the way Companions in Christ Companions in Christ offers a complete family of resources to support your Christian walk. Each study is tailored for the different age levels and degrees of spiritual maturity found in your church family. The resources foster Christian growth practices, including prayer, Bible study, guided imagery, worship, and journaling, all nurtured in smallgroup settings. Upper Room Books. Promotes spiritual formation Flexible, short-term & long-term studies Children/Youth/Adults 8 to 39 sessions FOR CHILDREN FOR YOUTH FOR ADULTS Children (AGES 6–11) Adult The Way of the Child Helping Children Experience God Focuses on the spiritual formation of children by helping them learn spiritual practices that will lead them to a deeper awareness of God’s presence. 39 sessions (60–90 minutes each). The Church Pack includes a Leader’s Guide, The Way of the Child DVD–An Introduction, 2 music CDs, 10 Family Booklets, and 2 Resource Booklets. 9780835898249 9780835898454 9780835898393 9780835898256 9780835899628 9780835898461 9780835898478 Leader’s Guide $25.00; $16.75 Music CD $15.00; $12.00 Family Booklet $5.00 Resource Booklet (perforated handouts, coloring pgs.) $6.00; $4.02 Training DVDs (2 disc set) $55.00; $44.00 Interactive Introductory DVD $15.00; $12.00 Church Pack $150.00; $120.00 The Way of Scripture How do you approach Bible study? Do you search Scriptures to validate the beliefs you already have? Or, do you allow the Word-in-text to search you? This 8-week study encourages participants to set aside preconceived ideas in order to receive what God desires to share with them. 9780835810333 Leader’s Guide (8 weeks) 9780835810340 Participant’s Book (8 weeks) $15.00; $10.05 $12.00; $8.04 $15.00; $10.05 $12.00; $8.04 $15.00; $10.05 $12.00; $8.04 $15.00; $10.05 $12.00; $8.04 $15.00; $10.05 $12.00; $8.04 $15.00; $10.05 $12.00; $8.04 $15.00; $10.05 $12.00; $8.04 Other titles in the small-group series: 9780835898799 9780835898782 9780835809818 9780835809801 9780835899079 9780835899062 9780835809948 9780835809924 9780835898072 9780835898065 9780835898416 9780835898423 Leader’s Guide: The Way of Grace (9 weeks) Participant’s Book: The Way of Grace (9 weeks) Leader’s Guide: The Way of Forgiveness (8 weeks) Participant’s Book: The Way of Forgiveness (8 wks.) Leader’s Guide: The Way of Prayer (10 weeks) Participant’s Book: The Way of Prayer (10 weeks) Leader’s Guide: The Way of Blessedness (9 weeks) Participant’s Book: The Way of Blessedness (9 wks.) Leader’s Guide: Exploring the Way (6 weeks) Participant’s Book: Exploring the Way (6 weeks) Lead. Gd.: Way of Transforming Discipleship (6 wks.) Partic. Bk. Way of Transforming Discipleship (6 wks.) Youth & Young Adults (AGES 15–20) The Way of Pilgrimage An Adventure in Spiritual Formation for the Next Generation An experiential small-group study for high school and college students, available as a 30-week study, or broken into five topical modules of six sessions each. 9780835898270 9780835899833 9780835898263 9780835898355 9780835898362 9780835898379 9780835898386 Leader’s Guide (30 sessions) $20.00; DVD & booklet (introductory videos ) $25.00; Participant’s Book, Vol. 1: Choosing Pilgrimage $8.00; Partic. Book, Vol. 2: The Bible Pilgrimage Travel Guide $8.00; Partic. Book, Vol. 3: Prayer, Heart of the Pilgrimage $8.00; Partic. Book, Vol. 4: Companions on the Pilgrimage $8.00; Participant’s Book, Vol. 5: Stepping into the World $8.00; $13.40 $20.00 $5.36 $5.36 $5.36 $5.36 $5.36 Additional resources: 9780835898409 9780835898430 9780835898300 9780835898317 9780835898324 9780835898331 9780835898348 Series Leader’s Guide, Revised* Participant’s Book, Traditional, Revised Participant’s Book, Vol. 1: Embracing the Journey Participant’s Book, Vol. 2: Feeding on the Word Participant’s Book, Vol. 3: Deepening Our Prayer Participant’s Book, Vol. 4: Responding to Our Call Partic. Book, Vol. 5: Exploring Spiritual Guidance $20.00; $13.40 $20.00; $13.40 $8.00; $5.36 $8.00; $5.36 $8.00; $5.36 $8.00; $5.36 $8.00; $5.36 *The Series Leader’s Guide, Revised, may be used with either the Traditional Participant’s Book or the participant books that have been divided into 5 separate volumes (Vol. 1–5). 124 Cokesbury Cokesbury.com | 800.672.1789 FF13 Churchwide Studies Hey, Have You Read the Good News Yet? Have your whole church on the same page with this lectionary-based curriculum for all ages Now a fully online product! Lived Easy to use Age appropriate Flexible session plans; customizable Living the Good News Your favorite lectionary curriculum online. America’s beloved lectionary-based Sunday school curriculum is now online. It will no longer be available in printed format. It’s the same great program, only now more accessible and affordable than ever. The series: • Covers 7 ages levels, Nursery though Adult • Unifies your congregation—all ages study the same biblical passages each week • Is published for the seasons of the Christian Year • Includes multi-age resources (for multiple ages groups in one classroom) • All-age resources (suitable for all ages) • Annual (nonquarterly) resources Morehouse Education Resources. 846863019304 846863019311 846863019328 846863019335 846863019342 846863019359 846863019366 846863019373 846863019380 846863019403 846863019410 846863019427 846863019434 846863019441 846863019458 846863019465 846863019472 846863019489 RCL Ages 2–3 Online Access RCL Ages 4–5 Online Access RCL Grades 1–3 Online Access RCL Grades 4–6 Online Access RCL Grades 7–9 Online Access RCL Grades 10–12 Online Access RCL Adult Online Access RCL Multi-age Online Access RCL Complete Online Access Catholic Ages 2–3 Online Catholic Ages 4–5 Online Catholic Grades 1–3 Online Catholic Grades 4–6 Online Catholic Grades 7–9 Online Catholic Grades 10–12 Online Catholic Adult Online Catholic Multi-age Online Catholic Complete Online Access $129.99 $129.99 $129.99 $129.99 $129.99 $129.99 $129.99 $129.99 $649.99 $129.99 $129.99 $129.99 $129.99 $129.99 $129.99 $129.99 $129.99 $649.99 MORE FLEXIBILITY, MORE CHOICES: • Order age levels separately or buy the entire program at a special reduced rate • Email lessons to teachers in advance and send home material directly to students and family • Plan and teach from your computer or tablet • Have access to summer multi-age sessions affording use of the program throughout the year ONLINE SUBSCRIPTIONS: • Reduce your ecological footprint—print only what you need, when you need it • Eliminate worry about how many books and papers to buy—everything is included, nothing is discarded You may purchase Living the Good News online as an annual “subscription”. Prices are as follows: (Includes Leader Guide, Student Piece, Take-Home Material, and Visuals) $129.99 for age levels $649.99 for complete yearly program Best buy for congregations purchasing 6 or more age levels! (Includes all material available for the year.) Visit www.livingthegoodnews.com now for more information and sample lessons (Not available on Cokesbury.com.) Cokesbury.com FF13 | 800.672.1789 125 Churchwide Studies We Believe, created specifically for Presbyterians by Presbyterians, focuses on the Reformed heritage, who Presbyterians are, and what they believe. In different ways, each age level includes content from Reformed creeds, confessions, catechisms, and statements of faith. Ideal for those who have come from other faith traditions. Reformed heritage Quarterly and annual components Include toddlers, youth, & adult annual components Reshaped. Reformed. Revitalized. This special curriculum tells the stories of Presbyterian faith in a variety of ways to allow for different learning styles as well as for age appropriateness. This curriculum helps all participants develop a common understanding of how Presbyterians understand the Word of God and apply that understanding in our daily lives. Congregational Ministries Publishing. FOR CHILDREN FOR YOUTH FOR ADULTS Children’s Resources 540343 539694 539744 USE WITH YOUNGER ELEMENTARY, OLDER ELEMENTARY, & MULTI-AGE Fall 2013 Winter 2013–2014 Spring 2014 Director’s CD Director’s CD Director’s CD $15.95 $15.95 $15.95 $49.95 $16.95 $42.95 $42.95 $42.95 $16.95 $39.95 $39.95 $39.95 $39.95 $39.95 $39.95 $39.95 $39.95 $39.95 $39.95 $39.95 $39.95 Youth Nonquarterly Resources 536670 536681 533020 536156 9781571531896 532705 532719 9781571531919 9781571531933 533344 532704 9781571531728 9781571531865 533379 533357 533044 9781571531902 532716 536169 9781571531889 9781571531858 9781571531926 533067 533113 533211 536118 Faith Questions: Justice Faith Quetions: Money Faith Questions: Being Presbyterian Faith Questions: Called Faith Questions: Christianity and … Faith Questions: Church Faith Questions: Deep and Wide Faith Questions: End Times Faith Questions: Faith and Science Faith Questions: Forgiveness Faith Questions: God Faith Questions: God’s Creation Faith Questions: Gospels Faith Questions: Heaven and Hell Faith Questions: Holy Spirit Faith Questions: Jesus Christ Faith Questions: New Testament Faith Questions: Old Testament Faith Questions: Politics Faith Questions: Prayer Faith Questions: Reformed Theology Faith Questions: Sacraments Faith Questions: The Bible Professing Our Faith (Confirmation) Leader’s Guide Professing Our Faith (Confirmation) Student Notebook, 35 weeks Professing Our Faith Student Notebook, 8 sessions $15.95 $15.95 $15.95 $15.95 $15.95 $15.95 $15.95 $15.95 $15.95 $15.95 $15.95 $15.95 $15.95 $15.95 $15.95 $15.95 $15.95 $15.95 $15.95 $15.95 $15.95 $15.95 $15.95 $72.95 $9.50 $4.75 TODDLERS AGES 18–36 MONTHS 534618 Wee Believe Children at Church Teacher Bk. (nonquarterly) 533078 Wee Believe Storyteller Bag (optional, nonquarterly) PRESCHOOL AGES 3–5 YEARS 540286 Fall 2013 Wee Believe Teacher Book 539648 Winter 2013–2014 Wee Believe Teacher Book 539708 Spring 2014 Wee Believe Teacher Book 533078 Wee Believe Storyteller Bag (optional, nonquarterly) YOUNGER ELEMENTARY GRADES K–2 540298 Fall 2013 Teacher Book 539659 Winter 2013–2014 Teacher Book 540206 Spring 2014 Teacher Book OLDER ELEMENTARY GRADES 3–5 540309 Fall 2013 Teacher Book 540218 Winter 2013–2014 Teacher Book 539719 Spring 2014 Teacher Book TWEENS AGES 11–12 540332 Fall 2013 539681 Winter 2013–2014 539758 Spring 2014 MULTI-AGE AGES 5–12 540321 Fall 2013 539670 Winter 2013–2014 539732 Spring 2014 Teacher Book Teacher Book Teacher Book Teacher Book Teacher Book Teacher Book Youth Confirmation Resources Adult Nonquarterly Resources 9781571531445 9781571531414 9781571531438 9781571531452 9781571531469 I Believe Devotional: Working for God I Believe Devotional: The Apostles’ Creed I Believe Devotional: The Shape of the Christian Life I Believe Devotional: Peter and Paul I Believe Devotional: Alive to God in Jesus Christ $12.95 $12.95 $12.95 $12.95 $12.95 126 Cokesbury Cokesbury.com | 800.672.1789 FF13 Churchwide Lent & Easter Studies A churchwide exploration of the life of Jesus Biblically based For any size church Ages 3–Adults The Way Walking In the Footsteps of Jesus Adam Hamilton 7 weeks Journey with Adam Hamilton as he takes a fascinating look at the life and ministry of Jesus Christ. In this third and final study in the trilogy exploring Jesus’ life, Hamilton once again approaches his subject matter with thoughtfulness and wisdom, just as he did with Jesus’ crucifixion in 24 Hours That Changed the World and with Jesus’ birth in The Journey. Here, using historical information, archaeological data, and stories of faith, Hamilton follows in the footsteps of Jesus from his baptism, the temptations, and moving through his ministry to the people he loved, the healing he brought, the parables he taught, and the enemies he made. This program can be used at any time in the church year and includes resources for worship, promotion, and ideas for a full church family initiative. Also ideal as an individual devotional. Abingdon Press. 9781426752513 Hardcover Book ( also available, visit Cokesbury.com) $18.99; $11.96 The Way Walking In the Footsteps of Jesus These studies are based on Adam Hamilton’s The Way: Walking in the Footsteps of Jesus and are used in conjunction with the churchwide experience. As they explore the stories of Jesus, children and youth learn about the life and ministry of Jesus Christ, learn about the places where Jesus’ ministry took place, experience some of the culture of Bible times, and realize the significance of Jesus’ life on earth. 9781426752537 DVD with Leader’s Guide $39.99; $31.99 9781426753954 Leader’s Guide $11.99; $7.55 9781426752520 40-Day Devotional $9.99; $6.29 9781426767333 Audiobook $24.99; $15.19 9781426767265 Worship Package Download $19.99 9781426752551 Children’s Edition Leader’s Guide $16.99; $10.70 9781426752544 Youth Study Book with Leader Helps $8.99; $5.66 Order The Way: 40 Days with Jesus children’s devotional app online from your preferred app retailer! For additional studies from Adam Hamilton, see pages 91, 92, 96, 101, 127 and 128. 24 Hours That Changed the World Adam Hamilton Join Adam Hamilton as he guides you from the Last Supper to Gethsemane to the trial and to the Crucifixion in 24 Hours that Changed the World. Experience and understand the significance of Jesus’ final hours in ways you never have before. The small-group DVD video acts as a companion to enrich your understanding of the original book yet also functions beautifully on its own. Adam personally guides you to the sites where those earthshaking events in the last days of Christ’s life took place. The DVD includes 7 sessions and a 64-page leader guide, plus an introduction and bonus clips. Each session averages 10 minutes. The kit contains one copy of each: Hardcover Book, DVD with Leader Guide, and 40 Days of Reflection devotional. Abingdon Press. 9780687465552 Hardcover Book ( also available, visit Cokesbury.com) 9780687659708 DVD with Leader Guide Save when you buy the Kit! 843504011673 Kit 9781426700316 40-Day Devotional 9781426714306 For Younger Children 9781426714313 For Older Children 9781426714320 For Youth $17.99; $11.33 $39.99; $31.99 $59.99; $47.99 $9.99; $6.29 $16.99; $10.70 $16.99; $10.70 $8.99; $5.66 Complete toolkit for all-church transformation For any size church Ages 4–Adults 7 weeks For the Spanish version of 24 Hours That Changed the World, see page 135. See page 2 for symbol explanation. FF13 Cokesbury.com | 800.672.1789 127 Churchwide Advent & Christmas Studies A different kind of Advent/Christmas study A Different Kind of Christmas Living and Giving Like Jesus Mike Slaughter How is it that even the most committed of faith travelers look to Christmas as the ultimate fulfillment of a year’s worth of hopes and dreams? We lean on this one day for happiness it was never meant to provide—or was it? Could it be that letting go of our selfish wants might open us to discover the Gift offered for our truest needs? A Different Kind of Christmas is a practical and inspirational new study for the Advent season. Based on Mike Slaughter’s popular book Christmas Is Not Your Birthday, this five-week study will empower your family and your church to avoid the traps and discontentment of consumerism and reclaim the broader missional meaning of Jesus’ birth. Help your church cast a vision for how Christians can experience the true joy of living and giving like Jesus, beginning with the Christmas season, and ultimately as a lifestyle of following God’s call to live generously in fulfillment of God’s mission in the world. Abingdon Press. Devotional $8.99; $5.66 Adult Leader Guide $11.99; $7.55 Christmas Is Not Your Birthday $11.99; $7.55 (used as Adult Participant Book) 843504033712 DVD with Leader Guide $39.99; $31.99 9781426753619 Youth Book $8.99; $5.66 9781426753626 Children’s Leader Guide $16.99; $10.70 ( also available for most titles, visit Cokesbury.com) 9781426753602 9781426753633 9781426727351 Learn to live generously Family growth in faith Children/Youth/Adults 5 weeks For additional studies from Mike Slaughter, see pages 103, 118 and 119. Popular author Embark on a churchwide Advent study The Journey Walking the Road to Bethlehem Adam Hamilton Journey with Adam Hamilton as he travels from Nazareth to Bethlehem in this fascinating look at the birth of Jesus Christ. As he did with Jesus’ crucifixion in 24 Hours That Changed the World, Hamilton once again approaches a world-changing event with thoughtfulness. Using historical information, archaeological data, and a personal look at some of the stories surrounding the birth, the most amazing moment in history will become more real and heartfelt as you walk along this road. Abingdon Press. 9781426714252 Hardcover Book ( also available, visit Cokesbury.com) $17.99; $11.33 Biblically based DVD-based Large-group/small-group 5 sessions Also available: 843504016258 DVD with Leader’s Guide 9781426714269 Devotional ( also available, visit Cokesbury.com) 9781426728587 Youth Participant Book 9781426728570 Children’s Leader Guide 9781426759246 On the Way to Bethlehem $39.99; $31.99 $9.99; $6.29 $8.99; $5.66 $16.99; $10.70 $1.59 For additional books and studies from Adam Hamilton, see pages 91, 92, 96, 101, 102 and 127. Additional teacher helps may be found online at JourneyThisChristmas.com. See page 2 for symbol explanation. 128 Cokesbury Cokesbury.com | 800.672.1789 FF13 Churchwide Advent & Christmas Studies NEW Finding Bethlehem in the Midst of Bedlam James W. Moore Christmas or confusion, Bethlehem or bedlam….Which will you choose this year? The truth is, we don’t have to choose, because Christmas always happens right in the midst of our confusion. God breaks into our confusion and becomes known in Jesus Christ. Christmas and confusion—weren’t they intimately related at the first Christmas when Jesus was born? Sometimes we forget that. But, that’s what this book is about—how Christ breaks into our chaos and confusion and brings Christmas, how Bethlehem always happens in the midst of bedlam. This thematic Advent study for 2013 has five chapters, one for each Sunday of Advent and one for Christmas. Each chapter is related to the overall theme of the book, recognizing that God is with us through Jesus Christ in all circumstances in life. Each chapter includes questions for reflection and discussion, a brief prayer, a focus for the week, and six daily Bible readings for personal devotional time during the week. The 2013 Adult Study for Advent includes 25 daily devotions for the Christmas season, written by Pamela Dilmore. Abingdon Press. Coming September 2013. 9781426760822 Adult Study $12.99; $8.18 ( also available in September, visit Cokesbury.com) Popular author Sunday school, large- or small-group Children, Youth, Adults 5 sessions Youth Edition Josh Tinley This five-session Advent study helps youth take time to reflect on the birth of Jesus while dealing with the sometimes chaotic Christmas season. 9781426768996 $7.99; $5.03 Children’s Leader Guide Brittany Stanley This five-session Advent study for children complements Cokesbury’s 2013 all-ages Advent program by Jim Moore, Finding Bethlehem in the Midst of Bedlam. 9781426769016 $15.99; $10.07 Finding Bethlehem Daphna Flegal; illustrated by Mike Jaroszko This affordable book for kids tells the story of Advent and includes activity pages and stickers. 9781426769061 $1.59 For additional studies from James W. Moore, see page 105. Christmas Gifts That Won’t Break Explore how the gifts of the Advent season have a permanence that speaks to generations past, present, and future. These three 4-week studies, designed to be used together in an all-church Advent study, focus on those gifts that also coincide with the four outer candles of the traditional Advent wreath: Hope, Love, Joy, and Peace. Abingdon Press. FOR ADULTS FOR YOUTH FOR CHILDREN Learn to live generously Timeless values Children/Youth/Adults 4 weeks Christmas Gifts That Won’t Break An Advent Study for Adults James W. Moore 9781426708053 $6.99; $4.40 ( also available, visit Cokesbury.com) James W. Moore’s Christmas Gifts That Won’t Break An Advent Study for Youth Mike Poteet 9781426708275 $6.99; $4.40 also available, visit Cokesbury.com) James W. Moore’s Christmas Gifts That Won’t Break An Advent Study for Children Daphna Flegal 9781426708282 $12.99; $8.18 See page 2 for symbol explanation. FF13 Cokesbury.com | 800.672.1789 129 MULTICULTURAL RESOURCES 131–132 133 134–135 African American Resources Korean-language Resources Spanish-language Resources 130 Cokesbury Cokesbury.com | 800.672.1789 FF13 African American Resources Save on shipping—sign up for Cokesbury’s Quarterly Curriculum Automatic Shipment Program today. Bible-based Flexible and affordable African American centric Toddlers–Adult Echoes is a Christ-centered and Bible-based curriculum for all ages that features easy-to-use four-step lessons. The format is flexible and affordable to meet any church budget. The shared quarterly themes tie the study of God’s Word together. “Highlights in Black History” is featured quarterly in the teacher’s guides for preschool through adult and International Sunday School Lessons are offered to suit the needs of adult classes. David C. Cook. 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FF13 Cokesbury.com | 800.672.1789 131 African American Resources Urban Ministries, Inc. This Sunday school curriculum from Urban Ministries, Inc. is specially designed to empower African American children, youth, and adults for successful Christian living by applying the Word of God to situations unique to their heritage and lifestyle. The UMI curriculum is dated and follows the International Uniform Lesson Series. Teacher Guides contain step-bystep instructions, and more, for conducting great Sunday school classes. Multi-Age Power Pack Kits include one each of the following Teaching Success Kits: Preschool Playhouse, Primary Street, Juniorway, J.A.M., InTeen, Young Adult Today, and Direction. The Teaching Success Kit includes Student Folders or Magazine, Teacher Guide, visuals, activities, and 3Black History Personalities Poster and Profile Sheet. Ages 2–8 also include craft booklet. Ages 9 to Adult include Quarterly Quiz Packet. Urban Ministries, Inc. 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Cokesbury. 콕스베리 9781426735899 9781426754173 NEW NEW NEW 9781426754180 9781426762741 9781426762758 마태복음 요한복음 로마서 Matthew John $9.99 $9.99 고린도전/후서 갈라디아서-빌레몬서 Romans $9.99 1 & 2 Corinthians $9.99 (2013 년 7 월) Galatians to Philemon $9.99 (2013 년 8 월) 9781426708299 9781426702914 9781426708305 9781426702884 9781426702907 9781426708343 창세기 사사기 이사야 마태복음 요한복음 사도행전 믿음생활 시리즈 Living in Faith Series 성경 속에 나타난 나와 믿음의 공동체를 깨닫게 하고, 하나님께서 우리에게 원하시는 것을 알게 하고 교회생활과 봉사로 연결시켜 주는 성경공부 교재. Cokesbury 콕스베리 각권 $5.99 Genesis Judges Isaiah Matthew John Acts 제자 성경공부 Disciple I. 제자화를 위한 성경연구 9780687779550 학생 9780687779659 인도자 II. 말씀 속으로 세상 속으로 9780687058792 학생 9780687058693 인도자 III. 너희는 누구인가를 기억하라 9780687077618 학생 $37.99 9780687077441 인도자 $9.99 IV. 생명나무에 이르는 길 9780687054442 학생 $37.99 9780687054749 인도자 $9.99 Abingdon Press. 아빙돈 출판사 $37.99 $9.99 $37.99 $9.99 왜 우리교회인가? 새가족 환영교재 Why Our Church? Newcomers’ Manual Cokesbury. 콕스베리 9781426711923 $8.99; $5.66 믿음의 길 Way of Faith 삶의 가치를 향상시켜 주는 구원에 이르는 길을 안내하는 신앙교육 교재. 한국 기독교대한감리회 교육국 발행 Books&People. While supplies last. 세 가지 생활수칙 (웨슬리 식으로 살아가기) Three Simple Rules Also available: 루벤 좁 감독은 존 웨슬리의 일반 수칙을 오늘의 독자들이 다시 한 번 살펴보도록 해설하여 준다. 개인의 묵상집이나 소그룹 교재로 사용할 수 있다. “해를 가하지 말라, 선을 행하라, 하나님과 사랑 안에 거하라”는 이 세 가지 생활수칙은 우리가 서로 존중하고 연합하여 하나님과 더 깊은 관계를 맺고 살도록 안내하여 준다. Abingdon Press. 아빙돈 출판사 9780687654536 $5.99; $3.77 표준직제 교육교재 Korean Lay Training Manual Abingdon. 아빙돈 출판사 9780687467174 권사 Exhorter 9780687467075 장로 Elder 9780687466979 집사 Deacon $17.99; $11.33 $17.99; $11.33 $17.99; $11.33 제1권 9788990742377 9788990742360 제2권 학생용 교사용 학생용 교사용 $7.99 $17.99 $7.99 $17.99 9788990742452 9788990742469 See page 2 for symbol explanation. FF13 한국어 주문: 1-866-629-3101 Cokesbury.com | 800.672.1789 133 Spanish-language Resources Estudios para adultos, jóvenes y niños Un recurso para jóvenes 12 lecciones cada estudio Material fácil de adaptar Lecciones Bíblicas Creativas Cada estudio contiene 12 lecciones que ayudarán a los jóvenes a entender que el Dios que dio esperanza y valor a quienes hicieron historia en el pasado, todavía hace lo mismo con los jóvenes de hoy. Incluyen material fotocopiable, ayudas para iniciar una discusión, ideas para videos, líneas, juegos y pasajes bíblicos. las lecciones son claras, fáciles de usar y completas y son ideales para enseñar a grupos juveniles, reuniones de jóvenes, grupos de casa y clases de escuela Dominical. Editorial Vida. Each, $10.99 9780829736717 9780829728880 9780829735512 9780829728873 9780829755473 De la vida de Jesús por Doug Fields Juan: Encuentros con Jesús por Jay y Janice Ashcraft 1 y 2 Corintios por Marv Pender Romanos: ¡Fe al rojo vivo! por Chap Clark Apocalipsis: Lecciones futuristas de una adoración extrema por Barry Shafer Un estudio para adultos Ideal para la escuela dominical Lecciones Cristianas (Christian Lessons for Adults) este material está escrito especialmente para las clases de adultos de habla hispana. tiene como propósito ayudar a las personas adultas a crecer en su comprensión de la Biblia y la relación que tiene con la vida. Lecciones Cristianas está basada en las Lecciones Bíblicas Internacionales. además, el libro del maestro provee sugerencias, preguntas para discutir y actividades importantes que ayudarán a hacer mejor la enseñanza de cada lección. nuevo cada trimestre. Cokesbury. 9781426773945 9781426773952 9781426773969 9781426773976 9781426773983 9781426773990 9781426774003 9781426774010 Fall 2013 Fall 2013 Winter 2013–2014 Winter 2013–2014 Spring 2014 Spring 2014 Summer 2014 Summer 2014 Alumno trimestre de otoño Maestro trimestre de otoño Alumno trimestre de invierno Maestro trimestre de invierno Alumno trimestre de primavera Maestro trimestre de primavera Alumno trimestre de verano Maestro trimestre de verano $5.29 $6.29 $5.29 $6.29 $5.29 $6.29 $5.29 $6.29 Un recurso para niños 13 lecciones cada estudio Un estudio para adultos Material oficial de la Iglesia Cristiana Discípulos de Cristo El Discípulo Revista para la educación crístiana transformadora Producido por la Iglesia Cristiana (Discípulos de Cristo) en Puerto Rico, El Discípulo es un recurso de educación cristiana que considera al estudiante un participante activo en el proceso de transformación. los escritores son de Puerto Rico, los Estados Unidos y latinoamérica y representan contextos urbanos, rurales y metropolitanos. Iglesia Cristiana Discípulos de Cristo. 511226 511190 511202 511214 Fall/Winter 2013–2014 Fall/Winter 2013–2014 Spring/Summer 2014 Spring/Summer 2014 Alumno trimestre de otoño/invierno Maestro trimestre de otoño/invierno Alumno trimestre de primavera/verano Maestro trimestre de primavera/verano $6.29 $7.29 $6.29 $7.29 Zona Bíblica Donde la Biblia se hace vida Con Zona Bíblica, ¡los niños no tienen que quedarse quietos! En la clase, los niños y niñas tendrán un encuentro con la Palabra de Dios y reflexionarán sobre la importancia de la Biblia en sus vidas. Disponible para Pre-escolares, Grados 1–3, y Grados 4–6. Cada estudio contiene un CD con música y efectos de sonido. Abingdon Press. Each, $19.99 PRE-ESCOLAR/PRESCHOOL (AGES 3–5) 9780687644032 En la casa de Dios (In God’s House Kit) 9780687645435 En el desierto (In the Wilderness) 9780687492060 En la cuidad de David (City of David) PrIMarIos Menores/early eleMentary (GraDes 1–3) 9780687646722 En la casa de Dios (In God’s House) 9780687645534 En el desierto (In the Wilderness) 9780687492169 En la cuidad de David (City of David) PrIMarIos Mayores/olDer eleMentary (GraDes 4–6) 9780687646623 En la casa de Dios equipo (In God’s House Kit with CD) 9780687645633 En el desierto equipo (In the Wilderness Kit with CD) 9780687492367 En la cuidad de David equipo (City of David Kit w/ CD) See page 2 for symbol explanation. 134 Cokesbury Cokesbury.com | 800.672.1789 FF13 Spanish-language Resources Reviva el día en que todo cambió Discipulado quiere la transformación y no sólo la información Discipulado Transformados en discipulos por medio del estudio biblico Discipulado I: transformados en discípulos por medio del estudio bíblico está dividido entre el antiguo y el nuevo testamentos. Orienta a los participantes en el estudio del Génesis al apocalipsis y los motiva a considerar su condición humana y a convertirse en discípulos. 34 semanas. Abingdon Press. 9780687783878 9780687717507 Discipulado I, el manual de estudio Discipulado I, libro del maestro $37.99 $9.99 24 horas que cambiaron el mundo (24 Hours That Changed the World, Spanish Edition) Adam Hamilton ningún evento en la historia humana ha recibido más atención que el sufrimiento y la crucifixión de Jesús de nazaret. en este libro, adam Hamilton nos guía a través de los últimos veinticuatro horas de la vida de Jesús. Abingdon Press. 9781426714375 $13.99; $8.81 De la educación cristiana De vida wesleyana La planificación eficaz de la educación cristiana (Planning for Effective Christian Education) Fernando A. Cascante El propósito de este libro es crear conciencia sobre la importancia de que pastores y pastoras, líderes, y educadores de la iglesia asuman un mayor compromiso con la planificación de la educación cristiana. Abingdon Press. Tres reglas sencillas Una conducta de vida wesleyana (Three Simple Rules: A Wesleyan Way of Living) Rueben P. Job existen tres reglas sencillas que tienen el poder para cambiar el mundo – (1) no hacer el mal, (2) hacer el bien y (3) mantener la relación de amor con Dios. Cuando se pusieron en práctica, el mundo de aquel entonces fue sacudido de tal manera que algo nuevo surgió. Abingdon Press. 9780687654932 $5.99; $3.77 9781426709517 $9.99; $6.29 Presentado por un experto sobre la tema de la educación cristiana Principios de educación cristiana (Principles of Christian Education) Pablo A. Jiménez Un recurso para las personas que ofrecen talleres sobre el tema de la educación cristiana en la iglesia local. también está dirigido a quienes desean servir como maestros y maestras a pesar de carecer de instrucción formal en el campo de la pedagogía. Abingdon Press. 9780687037162 $19.99; $12.59 Discípulos haciendo discipulos significa la gracia Gracia Más que lo merecido, mucho más que lo imaginado Max Lucado la gracia significa mucho más de lo que pensamos, y en su nuevo libro Lucado comparte las verdades de este mensaje fundamental de su ministerio. El autor desafía a los lectores no sólo a recibir la gracia, sino a ser cambiados por la gracia. Moldeados por la gracia. Fortalecidos por la gracia. animados por la gracia. ablandados por la gracia. tomados a la fuerza por la nuca y sacudidos hasta los sentidos por la gracia. Thomas Nelson Publishing. 9781602558236 13.99; $9.37 Multiplícate Discipulos haciendo discipulos Francis Chan Cada una de las vienticuatro sesiones de Multiplícate esta disenada para hacer lo que hizo Jesus: Hacer discipulos que hacen discipulos que hacen discipulos. Hasta que el mundo sepa la verdad de Jesucristo. David C. Cook Publishers. 9780781409544 $14.99; $10.04 See page 2 for symbol explanation. FF13 Cokesbury.com | 800.672.1789 135 BIBLES & BIBLE REFERENCES 137 & 140 137 138 139 140 Gift & Award Bibles Classroom Bibles Prayer & Study Bibles Bibles & Bible References Outreach Bibles 136 Cokesbury Cokesbury.com | 800.672.1789 FF13 Gift & Award Bibles Common English Bibles for Special Gifting Give the gift of a bold new translation that removes language barriers and uses familiar words to ensure an enjoyable, natural reading experience. This relevant, readable, and reliable translation offers a fresh look at the timeless story of the Bible without compromising its message or diluting the accuracy of thorough biblical scholarship. Special occasion gift Red-letter edition CEB Softcover Gift & Award Bible Enjoy a fresh take on a cost-friendly Bible with a red or blue iridescent softcover Common English Bible Gift and Award edition with a modern weave texture and white stamping. Common English Bible Gift & Award Editions make ideal gifts. Each Bible features comfortable two-column format, subject headings within the text, translation footnotes, a dictionary, and red-letter text. 9781609260453 9781609260354 Red Softcover $9.95 $6.27 Blue Softcover $9.95 $6.27 See pages 33 & 56 for the CEB Deep Blue Kids Bible and Youth Editions! Deluxe edition Deluxe Imitation Leather Gift & Award Bible Give their faith a boost with this cost-friendly, imitation leather Common English Bible Deluxe Gift and Award Edition with silver foil stamping. Features a presentation page, a dictionary, twocolumn format, translation footnotes, in-text subject headings, color maps from National Geographic, and is offered in red- and black-letter editions. 9781609260460 Black, Black-Letter $10.95 $6.90 9781609260507 Burgundy, Red-Letter $10.95 $6.90 Affordable CEB Classroom Bibles For pew or classrooms Casual Classroom Bible This special Common English Bible has an innovative design for the church sanctuary or classroom, especially where the environment is mobile or contemporary. The contemporary brown cork finish features a modern wave design in metallic copper ink. The hardcover is ideal for congregational worship with comfortable-to-read two-column format; black-letter text, translation footnotes, and in-text subject headings. The sturdy hardcover binding allows for repeated congregational use for years to come. The softcover is perfect for sending home with visitors or to give to those exploring Godâ€™s word for the first time. 9781609260750 9781609260941 9781609261184 Hardcover Softcover Large Print, Hardcover $11.95 $7.53 $9.95 $6.27 $19.99 $12.59 Fresh design CEB See page 2 for symbol explanation. FF13 Cokesbury.com | 800.672.1789 137 Prayer & Study Bibles Common English Bibles for study and prayer Helps readers grow in understanding the Bible NEW Common English Study Bible The Common English Study Bible combines the reliability and readability one expects of the Common English Bible translation with notes and other resources to help readers grow in their understanding of and engagement with the Bible. Each biblical book has an introduction that provides an overview of the book and other details like authorship and theme. Extensive study notes throughout the Bible provide information for the reader to understand the text within the larger historical and literary framework of the Bible and give important parallel and background verses. Unique to The Common English Study Bible are 210 sidebar articles for topics that require more discussion than the format of a study note allows. Concordance; 21 full-color maps from National Geographic; ﬁve articles from contributing scholars; and other additional in-text maps, charts, and pictures are included. Full color throughout. Coming November 2013. 9781609260286 9781609260293 9781609260408 Hardcover, with slipcase Hardcover, with Apocrypha DecoTone $54.99; $34.64 $59.99; $37.79 $69.99; $44.09 Full-featured Focus on prayer life Personal use & small-group NEW Common English Bible for Daily Prayer Strengthening one’s prayer life ranks high among lists of resolutions. With this new Bible dedicated to the practice of prayer, readers will experience a thoughtful, devotion-like exploration of praying. They will feel encouraged to pray because they will learn new ideas for prayer, Bible study, and spiritual formation including: twoway conversation with God and Scripture; imagination in writing and art; praying the text; praying the Psalms; reading the Bible aloud; prayers of the saints; prayer practices from around the world; and highlighted prayers of the Bible. With a sophisticated brown-on-brown burnished cover, this Bible can be used over and over again for continued inspiration and encouragement. Great for small-group Bible studies at church and for personal study. 9781609261238 $34.99; $22.04 Easy to understand Wesleyan perspective The Wesley Study Bible Common English Bible version Joel B. Green and William H. Willimon, General Editors Filled with faithful scholarship, devotional application, discipleship practices, and leadership advice from a Wesleyan perspective, and paired with the easy-toread-and-understand Common English Bible (CEB) translation. It contains comprehensive study notes on CEB text by more than 50 biblical scholars; life application and inspirational notes by more than 50 key pastors; easy-to-understand explanations of core terms by more than 60 Wesley experts, including eternal life, forgiveness, grace, heaven, holiness, justice, and mission; extended reference to works by John Wesley; 19 full-color maps with index; a summary of each biblical book; and a concise concordance. 9781609261108 DecoTone $49.99; $31.49 The New Interpreter’s Study Bible New Revised Standard Version with the Apocrypha Walter J. Harrelson, General Editor Within this time-honored study Bible, 60 distinguished scholars have provided unparalleled background and insight on the biblical text. Features of this comprehensive study Bible include extensive historical and theological annotations on the biblical text; brief introductions and outlines for each biblical book; excursuses giving further background and insight on particular themes and passages; and 19 commissioned maps detailing the biblical world at various historical periods. Abingdon Press. 9780687278329 9780687278312 Hardcover Black Leather $48.00; $30.24 $94.00; $59.22 Based on the NRSV For more New Interpreter’s resources visit Cokesbury.com 138 Cokesbury Cokesbury.com | 800.672.1789 FF13 Bibles & Bible References Save every day on Common English Bibles & study tools at Cokesbury Bible Map Guide Explore the Lands of the Old and New Testaments The Common English Bible Map Guide shows where the events of the Bible happened. It includes over 20 over-sized, full color, beautiful National Geographic maps and, accompanying each map, is a brief narrative describing whatâ€™s being shown and what chapters and verses of the Bible are being illustrated. Sidebars, photographs, and timelines bring out interesting facts about the lands of the Bible. An exhaustive index makes it easy to locate the places mentioned in the Bible. 9781609260743 $12.95; $8.15 Biblical locations For students of the Bible Common English Bible National Geographic maps Full picture of the 4 Gospels For in-depth study 9-point type Gospel Parallels Edited by Joel B. Green and Wong Gil Shin The Common English Bible Gospel Parallels is a side-by-side arrangement of the Common English Bible translation of the four Gospels. Every word of Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John is included, and all parallel events and sayings are in parallel columns for easy comparison and contrast. Gospel Parallels is an invaluable resource for all students of the Bible. Reference Bibles The Common English Bible Reference editions are filled with features that promote understanding with every use. They contain the complete text of the new Common English Bible translation along with a center-column reference system for in-depth study. Also include a 200-page concordance, 16 full-color maps with map index, double-column format, a center-column reference system, and a ribbon marker. 9781609261078 Hardcover $32.99; $20.78 9781609261092 DecoTone Sage Scroll $39.99; $25.19 9781609260620 $39.95; $25.17 Full picture of the 4 Gospels Great companion tool For more Bible reference resources, go to Cokesbury.com Bible Dictionary The Common English Bible Dictionary is an easy-to-understand, one-volume portable dictionary of the Bible based on the best contemporary scholarship. It includes all names, places, and events of the Bible that are significant for Bible study. There are more than 3,600 entries. 9781609260248 $24.95; $15.71 Concise Concordance The Common English Bible Concise Concordance is a great portable tool for creating a word study or finding specific words, phrases, and verses in the Common English Bible translation. With more than 700 pages of references, it includes citations for all the key words, distinctive phrases, and every verse of the Bible. 9781609260644 $24.95; $15.71 FF13 Cokesbury.com | 800.672.1789 139 Outreach Bibles Pocket-sized An affordable gift Priced for distribution Accessories included Affordably priced Q & A section Common English Bible Pocket New Testament with Psalms and Proverbs The ultimate portable companion for personal ministry, or a low-cost gift for others. Designed to fit conveniently in a shirt or pants pocket, it features a flexible brown imitation leather cover and includes the full text of the beloved Psalms and Proverbs in addition to the New Testament. Brown Imitation Leather 9781609260972 $3.99 Common English Bible Outreach New Testament Kits With these simple-to-use tools, you can reach out to visitors and invite people to learn more about your church. These kits are ideal for inviting people to holiday services or other events including retreats and special services. Each kit includes 50 Outreach New Testaments, 50 door hanger bags, and 56 invitation cards. Kit 9781609260774 $99.99; $79.99 The Faith-Sharing New Testament with Psalms New Revised Standard Version Designed as a tool for leading people to accept Christ and share that faith with others, with a section of more than 25 questions and answers that provide a framework for learning and witnessing. Each question is confirmed by Scripture. Abingdon Press. 9780687642793 $5.75; $3.62 Single Copy New Testament 9781609260767 $1.99 Gift & Award Bibles Presentation quality History of the Bible section Presentation quality Life in New Testament Times section Presentation quality Includes Bible dictionary and concordance Cokesbury Gift Bibles New Revised Standard Version (NRSV) Includes Bible study helps, dictionary and concordance, footnote, 25-page section on the history of the Bible, a presentation page, and maps. Cokesbury. Black Cover: Black-Letter Edition 9780687643486 $17.00; $10.71 Black Cover: Red-Letter Edition 9780687643288 $17.00; $10.71 Burgundy Cover: Red-Letter Edition 9780687643189 $17.00; $10.71 Blue Cover: Red-Letter Edition 9780687643387 $17.00; $10.71 Black Cover with Ribbon 9781426711411 $36.00; $22.68 Burgundy Cover with Ribbon 9781426711459 $36.00; $22.68 Simulated Leather New International Version Gift and Award Bible A great choice for presentations, confirmations, awards, and personal use. Includes helpful study tools such as a 2-column format; full-color maps; a Bible dictionary; words of Christ in red; Life in New Testament Times; and a listing of teachings, ministry, miracles, and parables of Jesus. Zondervan. Each, $7.99; $5.35 9780310434429 9780310434399 9780310434368 9780310434375 9780310434405 LeatherLook Purple LeatherLook Blue LeatherLook Burgundy LeatherLook Black LeatherLook White New Living Translation Imitation Leather Gift and Award Bible Includes: words of Christ in red, full-color presentation pages and maps, introduction to the Bible, plan of salvation, 52 in-text application notes, dictionary, concordance, and a durable binding at an affordable price. Tyndale House. Each, $7.99; $5.35 9781414302072 9781414302065 9781414302089 Burgundy Black Navy Premium Black-Letter Edition 140 Cokesbury Cokesbury.com | 800.672.1789 FF13 CLASSROOM SUPPLIES 142 143 144 145 Postcards Classroom Gifts & Certificates Maps & Children’s Offering Recordkeeping EQUIPPING YOUR ENTIRE CHURCH — From the SanCtuary, to CLaSSroomS, to nurSery Cokesbury is your one-stop shop for: • Indoor and outdoor church signs • Parament and altar coverings • Liturgical appointments and brassware • Clergy vestments and apparel • Steeples, baptistries, church buses, and church pictorial directories • Church Furniture need a GIFt or a Card For a Sunday SChooL Student? Cokesbury has boxed cards for all occasions plus jewelry and gifts for children, youth, and adults. Visit Cokesbury.com>Supplies>Gifts & Sidelines for more information. Still unsure what to give? Cokesbury gift cards can be bought and redeemed online or by phone. Call 800-237-7511 for additional details or product information! is here to serve you! FF13 Cokesbury.com | 800.672.1789 141 Postcards Stay in touch with your children and their families throughout the year! Each postcard has a Bible verse included on the reverse side that will reinforce Sunday school lessons and foster their faith as it grows by leaps and bounds. Cards measure 5 ⁄ " x 3 ⁄ ". 1 Package of 25 (same design), $4.00 4 Packages of 25 (same design), $12.75 Leap Into Sunday School Psalm 34:11 9781426755484 Happy Birthday Psalm 150:6 9781426755507 Grow, Proclaim, Serve! Frog 2 Thessalonians 1:3 9781426755521 Frog In Your Throat? Get Well Psalm 27:14 9781426755491 Don’t Forget Frog 1 John 4:8 9781426755514 Merry Christmas Luke 2:12 9781426755538 The above postcards coordinate with Grow, Proclaim, Serve! Children’s Curriculum. See pages 8-17, 25, 27, and 41 for details. Birthday Candles—Galatians 1:15 9781426711145 Happy Birthday—Psalm 92:1 9780687323432 Happy Birthday Psalm 81:1-2 9781426735905 Birthday Cake Galatians 1:15 9781426711138 Happy Birthday—Psalm 118:24 9780687654918 God Bless You/Birthday–Psalm 81:1–2 9781426735912 Praying for You Psalm 46:1 9781426736070 We Miss You Psalm 46:1 9780687076826 You Were Missed 1 Corinthians 12:27 9781426735950 9781426711169 We Miss You 1 Peter 4:9 142 Cokesbury Cokesbury.com | 800.672.1789 FF13 Classroom Gifts & Certificates Christian Symbol Lapel Pins Pins feature a clutch back and are carded. Choose from 18K gold plate or silvertone. W25 Each, $1.50 “I Love Jesus” Cross Pin 1" x 538193 ⁄ ". Clutch back. S48 $2.50 Fish/Jesus Pin 1" x 538182 ⁄ "; clutch back. S48 $2.50 Cross, Flame, and Dove Pin Gold-Plated. W25 Gold-Plated 202460 202471 072694 202527 202516 202540 202458 Dove Budded Cross Medium Cross Cutout Fish Praying Hands Fisherman’s Cross Dove (not shown) 136375. $5.95 24 for $68.00 Save when you order lapel pins in quantities. 12 of same design, $11.50 24 of same design, $19.00 Cross in My Pocket Features a poem that exclaims “Jesus is Lord,” plus a 1" x 1 ⁄ " aluminum cross with the words “God loves you.” S11 488510 Pkg. of 25 $12.50 Silvertone Find Sunday School and Church School Attendance Pins for Presbyterian and United Methodist churches at Cokesbury.com. Confirmation Candle Decorated with descending dove and cross design. Includes presentation box with space for name, church name, and ceremony date. 8 ⁄ " x ⁄ ". Boxed. M10 072094130406 $5.15 “I Have Called You” Cross Necklace Monogram of Christ in multicolor enamel inlays. 1 ⁄ ". Includes a 24" chain. Gift-boxed. T04 538078 $11.25 Abingdon Select Service Certificate Each certificate is French-folded to 5" x 7", featuring a foil-stamped cover with full-color inside. 9781426755613 Each $3.99 • Passage from Isaiah 43:1 on the back Abingdon Select Confirmation Certificate Each certificate is French-folded to 5" x 7", with a foil-stamped cover with full-color inside. 9781426755637 Each $3.99 11" x 8 ⁄ ". Envelope included. A09 9780806646558 Package of 12 of the same design for $13.75 Community Confirmation Certificates Contemporary Cross Confirmation Certificates 5" x 7". Envelopes included. A09 9780806617374 Package of 12 of the same design for $17.75 Confirmation Certificate Ephesians 4:7 Foil embossing. Each certificate comes with a white envelope. Measures 11" x 8 ⁄ ". W01 730817340050 Pkg. of 6 $11.35 FF13 Cokesbury.com | 800.672.1789 143 Maps & Children’s Offering Large Size Bible Map Set with Charthead Set includes eight 26" x 40" maps printed on waterproof polyethylene film. Created by Oxford cartographers using the most current archaeological findings, are designed for in-depth Bible classes for youth and adults. They include location index/finders printed on the back to help locate sites. A set with a folding tripod is also available. Visit Cokesbury.com for a list of the locations on the 8 maps. Abingdon Press. Literally, a visual overview of Bible history An informative classroom wall decorative Bible Timeline An Illustrated TimeLine of the Most Often Taught Bible Stories This 8-foot timeline shows dates and illustrations of key events in the Bible, and how each story interacts with or builds on other stories. Beginning with creation, the timeline leads the readers through to the life and times of Jesus and the writing of the New Testament letters. For students of all ages. Abingdon Press. 9781426744426 $24.99; $15.74 9780687043378 Complete Set of 8 (with Charthead and Tripod) 9780687043279 Complete Set of 8 (with Charthead) $239.99 $199.99 Discover biblical locations Common English Bible Map Guide Explore the Lands of the Old and New Testaments Shows where the events of the Bible happened on 21 maps (produced by National Geographic) in a beautiful full-color oversize format. A brief narrative that describes what is being shown and what chapters and verses of the Bible are being illustrated accompanies each map. Sidebars, photographs, and timelines bring out interesting facts about the lands of the Bible. An exhaustive index makes it easy to locate the places mentioned in the Bible. 9781609260743 $12.95; $8.15 For all students of the Bible Common English Bible verses National Geographic maps $15 Special Offering Coin Folder Holds $15 in quarters. P14 760304 Pack of 50, $34.50 Pack of 100, $62.00 “I’m a Good Steward” Bank Hand it out during the Christmas season (or any other time of year) to reinforce the importance of giving. When full, it can be returned to the church, given to the needy, or donated to a charity of the saver’s choice—either anonymously or with the giver’s name written in the space provided. B22 528466 Each $3.95 Gift of Gratitude (Child) Offering Boxes Space for name, address, and number are on the back of each box. P140 760246 Pack of 50, $13.50 100 of same design, $24.00 FF13 Blank Coin Folder (not shown) 197987 Slots for $10 in quarters plus currency & checks. P14 Pack of 50, $19.50 144 Cokesbury Cokesbury.com | 800.672.1789 Recordkeeping Sunday School Flower Birthday Chart Contains space for six names and dates under each month. Size 15" x 31", mylar-reinforced, and punched. 9780687155941 $5.25 Abingdon’s Classroom Attendance Charts This set contains four quarterly attendance charts featuring scenes from the life of Jesus, plus a bonus birthday poster! The back of each chart contains a valuable poster with teaching themes. Record attendance and recognize special achievements. Charts measure 17 ⁄ " x 23 ⁄ ". 9781426708848 $12.99 The Complete Sunday School Record Book Track Sunday school membership and attendance for one year. Record book features space for 13 classes of 29 students each; with weekly summaries. A01 9781426774140 $14.99 Ideal Sunday School Secretary’s Record Book Record up to 25 classes for one year and arrange weekly, quarterly, and annual report pages. Record by age group, officers, and teachers. Features a full calendar of events. A01 9781426774157 $7.99 Ideal Class Books Record attendance for a full year for 25- or 75-member classes with address, phone number, birthday, church relationship, and additional class sessions. A01 For 25 Names 9781426774188 For 75 Names 9781426774195 Each $1.79; 6 for $7.99 Each $1.99; 6 for $8.99 Sunday School Teacher’s Roll Book Teacher’s roll book contains space for the names of 140 Sunday school students, with weekly summary section. A01 9780687410293 $3.69 2013–2016 United Methodist General Record Book for the Church School & Small-Group Ministries This newly revised record book helps you collect and summarize weekly church school and small-group participation and prepare quarterly and annual reports including the Local Church Report to the Annual Conference. The other tools in the system (Record book for Class or Group, Individual Record Card, and Report & Offering Envelope) help you gather and use accurate, complete information from diverse classes and setting. An additional online resource is available with your purchase of this print resource. 9781426766077 Each $12.99 Also available: United Methodist Record Book for Class or Group Book includes space for addresses, birth date, and church relationship. Record 50 names for one year or 25 names for two years. 9780687053827 Pack of 12 $7.75 United Methodist Report and Offering Envelope Envelope holds the class offering and attendance data. 9780687083688 Box of 500 $23.00 See Cokesbury.com for more official United Methodist Christian education guidelines and record books. FF13 Cokesbury.com | 800.672.1789 145 SEPTEMBER 2013 1 15th Sunday after Pentecost Jeremiah 2:4-13 Psalms 81:1, 10-16 Hebrews 13:1-8, 15-16 Luke 14:1, 7-14 8 16th Sunday after Pentecost Jeremiah 18:1-11 Psalms 139:1-6, 13-18 Philemon 1-21 Luke 14:25-33 15 17th Sunday after Pentecost Jeremiah 4:11-12, 22-28 Psalms 14 1 Timothy 1:12-17 Luke 15:1-10 22 18th Sunday after Pentecost Jeremiah 8:18–9:1 Psalms 79:1-9 or Psalms 4 1 Timothy 2:1-7 Luke 16:1-13 29 19th Sunday after Pentecost Jeremiah 32:1-3a, 6-15 Psalms 91:1-6, 14-16 1 Timothy 6:6-19 Luke 16:19-31 SUNDAY MONDAY TUESDAY WEDNESDAY THURSDAY FRIDAY SATURDAY 1 GREEN Labor Sunday 2 Labor Day (U.S. & Canada) 3 4 GREEN Rosh Hashanah 5 6 LAST DAY TO MAKE QUARTER 1 LECTIONARY INSERT CHANGES 7 8 Grandparents’ Day 9 10 11 12 13 Yom Kippur 14 GREEN Hispanic Heritage 15 Month (9/15–10/15) 16 GREEN 17 Citizenship Day Constitution Day 18 Sukkot (9/30–10/7) 19 20 21 LAST WEEK TO RETURN VBS Equinox 22 AutumnalFirst Day 23 of Autumn 24 25 Shemini Atzeret 26 Simchat Torah 27 LAST DAY TO MAKE QUARTER 1 WORDALIVE BULLETIN CHANGES 28 GREEN 29 GREEN 30 September Scripture Focus CHILDREN—Grow, Proclaim, Serve! From Judges to Kings Deborah – Judges 4:4-16; 5:1-31 Hannah – 1 Samuel 1:1–2:11, 18-21 God Calls Samuel – 1 Samuel 3:1-10 Samuel the Judge – 1 Samuel 7:2-17 Choosing a King – 1 Samuel 8:1-22, 10:17-24 GREEN – A color of growth used in season after Epiphany and Pentecost TIPS: • Plan for Laity Sunday October 20. See Ministrymatters.com for worship and other celebrations. • Evaluate 2013 VBS and make plans for 2014. • Set a meeting with teachers for orientation and training. • See pages 141–145 for Sunday school supplies such as attendance charts and postcards. • Start planning for Advent/Christmas studies & service projects. • Consider a churchwide Advent study. From Bethlehem to Bedlam by James Harnish has components for adults/youth/ children. • Go to webinars.Cokesbury.com for a full list of training how-tos. • Final check for supplies, equipment, rooms. All classrooms should have set of Bibles and reference materials. • The Common English Bible was recently adopted as the official translation for several curriculum resources. Plan to have copies available for those classes. • Encourage adult Bible classes to explore the FORECAST catalog to see if they’d like to use a short-term study for a period of time such as Advent. Cokesbury.com YOUTH—Bible Lessons for Youth & ADULTS—Adult Bible Studies God Makes Everything God Creates – Psalm 104 God’s Image: Male and Female – Genesis 2:7; 15-25 Knowledge of Good and Evil – Genesis 3 An Everlasting Covenant – Genesis 6:9–9:28 God Scatters the People – Genesis 11:1-9 146 Cokesbury | 800.672.1789 FF13 OCTOBER 2013 6 20th Sunday after Pentecost Lamentations 1:1-6 Psalms 137 2 Timothy 1:1-14 Luke 17:5-10 13 21st Sunday after Pentecost Jeremiah 29:4-7 Psalms 66:1-12 2 Timothy 2:8-15 Luke 17:11-19 20 22nd Sunday after Pentecost Jeremiah 31:27-34 Psalms 1 19:97-104 or Psalms 19 2 Timothy 3:14–4:5 Luke 18:1-8 27 23rd Sunday after Pentecost Joel 2:23-32 Psalms 65 2 Timothy 4:6-8, 16-18 Luke 18:9-14 SUNDAY MONDAY TUESDAY WEDNESDAY THURSDAY FRIDAY SATURDAY 1 2 3 4 LAST DAY TO MAKE WINTER AUTO SHIP OPTION 2 CHANGES 5 6 World Communion Sunday 7 8 9 10 11 Chldren’s Sabbath (11–13) 12 GREEN 13 COLOR 14 Columbus Day 15 16 National Boss’s Day 17 18 19 20 Laity Sunday Ecumenical National Children’s Day 21 22 23 24 United Nations Day 25 26 GREEN 27 GREEN Reformation Sunday 28 29 30 31 Halloween October Scripture Focus CHILDREN—Grow, Proclaim, Serve! David the King Samuel Anoints David – 1 Samuel 16:1-13 David and Goliath – 1 Samuel 17:1-51a David Dances – 2 Samuel 6:1-19 David’s Son Builds the Temple – 1 Kings 6:8 GREEN – A color of growth used in season after Epiphany and Pentecost TIPS: • Save money—set up your quarterly curriculum on Cokesbury’s Automatic Shipment program. For more information call 800-672-1789 or visit Cokesbury.com. • Visit MinistryMatters.com to connect with other teachers and share articles, videos, and more. • Work with the worship committee to involve children and youth in World Communion Sunday. • Check in with teachers and encourage them. Express appreciation. • With your church trustees, review educational facilities, and equipment to assess what you need to update or change. • Sponsored by the Children’s Defense Fund, Children’s Sabbath weekend is a way for churches to celebrate children as gifts from God and renew their commitment to improving their lives and working for justice on their behalf. • Host a Fall Party! Youth groups could sponsor a costume party for children and lead them in games, crafts, and music. • On October 27th we celebrate Reformation Sunday to remember the access we have to Scripture. Be sure to teach the Bible in ways that meet the needs of various ages and levels of Bible experience. YOUTH—Bible Lessons for Youth & ADULTS—Adult Bible Studies God Creates Communities A Promise of Land – Genesis 12:1-7; 13; 15:7-21; 17:8 A Promise to Sarah – Genesis 17:15–17; 18:9-15; 21:1-7 A Blessing for Ishmael and Isaac – Genesis 21:13-14. 17-21; 26:2-5, 12-13 The Blessing Passes to Jacob – Genesis 28:1,10-22 FF13 Cokesbury.com | 800.672.1789 147 NOVEMBER 2013 3 24th Sunday after Pentecost Habakkuk 1:1-4, 2:1-4 Psalms 119:137-144 2 Thessalonians 1:1-4, 11-12 Luke 19:1-10 10 25th Sunday after Pentecost Haggai 1:15b–2:9 Psalms 145:1-5, 17-21 2 Thessalonians 2:1-5, 13-17 Luke 20:27-38 17 26th Sunday after Pentecost Isaiah 65:17-25 Isaiah 12 or Ps 118 2 Thessalonians 3:6-13 Luke 21:5-19 24 Christ the King (Last Sunday after Pentecost) Jeremiah 23:1-6 Luke 1:68-79 Colossians 1:11-20 Luke 23:33-43 SUNDAY Native American Heritage Month MONDAY TUESDAY WEDNESDAY THURSDAY FRIDAY SATURDAY 1 All Saints’ Day Dia de todos los Santos 2 3 All Saints Sunday Daylight Saving Time Ends 4 5 Election Day 6 7 8 9 WHITE or RED 10 GREEN Veterans Day 11 Remembrance Day 12 (Canada) 13 14 15 16 17 GREEN 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 Christ the King Sunday Bible Sunday National Bible Week (24–30) 25 26 27 Hanukkah (11/27–12/5) 28 Thanksgiving Day 29 LAST DAY TO MAKE SPRING AUTO SHIP OPTION 1 CHANGES 30 WHITE or GOLD November Scripture Focus CHILDREN—Grow, Proclaim, Serve! Prophets and Kings Elijah and the Ravens – 1 Kings 16:29-30, 17:1-7 Elijah and the Prophets – 1 Kings 18:20-39 Elisha – 2 Kings 4:1-7 Josiah/Huldah – 2 Kings 22:1-23; 23 GREEN – A color of growth used in season after Epiphany and Pentecost TIPS: • Advent begins Sunday, December 1, this year. Coordinate education plans with the church’s celebrations for Advent and Christmas. Be sure substitute teachers have curriculum resources. • Distribute winter curriculum material. Adjust your spring order if necessary. • Help your church understand and celebrate All Saints Day. Children can look around the church for items given in memory of someone. Let children talk about people they knew who have died and remember their good times together. Let the children make a banner for All Saints Day showing butterflies, flowers, and other symbols of eternal life. Adults may wish to use All Saints Day as a time to remember the saints in their own lives. • Include Thanksgiving worship in classes by singing songs of praise, encouraging children to talk about their plans for Thanksgiving, and asking them to tell why they think we celebrate a national day of thanksgiving. Have them make a mural of things we are thankful for, or to name different things we are thankful for, and share the list with the congregation. • Remember to use a variety of tools as teaching aids in Sunday school. The Common English Bible Maps and the Bible Timeline can be invaluable aids to understanding the story of the Bible. 800.672.1789 FF13 YOUTH—Bible Lessons for Youth & ADULTS—Adult Bible Studies God Frees People God Prepares for Deliverance – Exodus 1–4 Beginning of Passover – Exodus 12:1-14 Beginning of Freedom – Exodus 13:17-22; 14 Beginning of the Tabernacle – Exodus 35–40 148 Cokesbury Cokesbury.com | DECEMBER 2013 1 1st Sunday of Advent Isaiah 2:1-5 Psalms 122 Romans 13:11-14 Matthew 24:36-44 8 2nd Sunday of Advent Isaiah 11:1-10 Psalms 72:1-7, 18-19 Romans 15:4-13 Matthew 3:1-12 15 3rd Sunday of Advent Isaiah 35:1-10 Luke 1:47-55 James 5:7-10 Matthew 11:2-11 22 4th Sunday of Advent Isaiah 7:10-16 Psalms 80:1-7, 17-19 Romans 1:1-7 Matthew 1:18-25 29 FRIDAY First Sunday after Christmas Day Isaiah 63:7-9 Psalms 148 Hebrews 2:10-18 Matthew 2:13-23 SUNDAY MONDAY TUESDAY WEDNESDAY THURSDAY SATURDAY 1 PURPLE or BLUE 2 3 4 5 6 LAST DAY TO MAKE QUARTER 2 LECTIONARY INSERT CHANGES 7 8 PURPLE or BLUE 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 PURPLE or BLUE 16 17 18 19 20 Solstice 21 FirstWinter Day of Winter 22 PURPLE or BLUE 23 24 Christmas Eve Nochebuena 25 Christmas Day 26 WHITE or GOLD Kwanzaa (12/26–1/1) Boxing Day (Canada) 27 LAST DAY TO MAKE QUARTER 2 WORDALIVE BULLETIN CHANGES 28 29 WHITE 30 31 New Year’s Eve Watch Night December Scripture Focus CHILDREN—Grow, Proclaim, Serve! The Birth of Jesus A Child Is Born – Isaiah 9:2-6 A Message to Mary – Luke 1:26-38, 46-47 A Message to Joseph – Matthew 1:18-25 Good News – Luke 2:1-20 Simeon and Anna – Luke 2:25-38 PURPLE or BLUE – Colors used interchangeably in Advent TIPS: • Plan Christmas services with plenty of greeters and ushers for extra visitors. Sing familiar Christmas carols. Promote January church programs in bulletins and signs around the church. • A Watch Night service for families could be an alternative to New Year’s celebrations. Students at home for the holidays could plan this service. • Check with teachers for curriculum supplies needed. • Offer assistance to key leaders. Schedule substitutes for teachers who may be absent over the holidays. • Plan a reception during the holidays for college students and invite them to visit a youth class to share their experiences. • Discuss with teachers the issues surrounding Santa Claus, the spirit of Christmas, and the Nativity story. Children can raise many questions regarding these traditions. • Finding Bethlehem will help children focus on the meaning of Christmas. At $1.59, it is a great present for every child in the church and for children who visit during Christmas. YOUTH—Bible Lessons for Youth & ADULTS—Adult Bible Studies God Sends Jesus Jesus’ Birth Foretold – Luke 1:26-45 Mary’s Song of Praise – Luke 1:39-50, 54-56 Zechariah Prophesies about His Son John – Luke 1:57-80 Jesus Is Born – Luke 2:1-20 Jesus Is Presented in the Temple – Luke 2:21-40 FF13 Cokesbury.com | 800.672.1789 149 JANUARY 2014 5 2nd Sunday after Christmas Jeremiah 31:7-614 Psalm 147:12-20 Ephesians 1:3-14 John 1:(1-9), 10-18 12 1st Sunday after the Epiphany Isaiah 42:1-9 Psalm 29 Acts 10:34-43 Matthew 3:13-17 19 2nd Sunday after the Epiphany Isaiah 49:1-7 Psalm 40:1-11 1 Corinthians 1:1-9 John 1:29-42 26 3rd Sunday after the Epiphany Isaiah 9:1-4 Psalm 27:1, 4-9 1 Corinthians 1:10-18 Matthew 4:12-23 SUNDAY MONDAY TUESDAY WEDNESDAY THURSDAY FRIDAY SATURDAY 1 New Year’s Day 2 3 LAST DAY TO MAKE SPRING AUTO SHIP OPTION 2 CHANGES 4 5 Twelfth Night 6 Epiphany of the Lord 7 8 9 10 11 WHITE or GOLD 12 Baptism of the Lord 13 14 15 16 17 18 WHITE or GOLD 19 Week of Prayer for Christian Unity (19–26) 20 Martin Luther King Jr. Day 21 22 23 24 25 GREEN 26 GREEN 27 28 29 30 31 January Scripture Focus CHILDREN—Grow, Proclaim, Serve! The Life of Jesus The Wise Men – Matthew 2:1-12 Jesus at the Temple – Luke 2:39-52 Jesus’ Baptism – Mark 1:4-11 Jesus in the Synagogue – Luke 4:14-30 GREEN – A color of growth used in season after Epiphany and Pentecost TIPS: • Evaluate your church’s Advent and Christmas celebrations, and make recommendations for next year. • Provide orientation for new 2014 council members with an organization chart for your church, a list of responsibilities, a list of members, and a copy of “Guidelines for Leading Your Church.” • Gather ideas for Lent and Easter. Consider a churchwide Lenten study such as The Way or 24 Hours That Changed the World. • Plan for Vacation Bible School. Set the date, recruit directors, consider settings, and preview materials. Check Cokesbury’s VBS Showcase catalog to see available programs and learn about great discounts on VBS supplies, also see VBSShowcase.Cokesbury.com. • Begin planning confirmation; decide on teachers and number of sessions. Credo confirmation program from Cokesbury offers a variety of scheduling options and shows how to bring worship, Sunday school, service, and church ministries into the confirmation process. See CredoConfirmation.com. YOUTH—Bible Lessons for Youth & ADULTS—Adult Bible Studies Jesus Ushers in the Reign of God Honoring the Sabbath – Luke 6:1-11 How to Live as God’s People – Luke 6:17-36 Jesus Teaches about Relationships – Luke 14:7-24 Jesus Teaches Compassion for the Poor – Luke 16 150 Cokesbury Cokesbury.com | 800.672.1789 FF13 FEBRUARY 2014 2 Presentation of the Lord Malachi 3:1-4 Psalm 84 Hebrews 2:14-18 Luke 2:22-40 9 5th Sunday after the Epiphany Isaiah 58:1-9a (9b-12) Psalm 112:1-9 (10) 1 Corinthians 2:1-12 (13-16) Matt. 5:13-20 16 6th Sunday after the Epiphany Deuteronomy 30:15-20 Psalm 119:1-8 1 Corinthians 3:1-9 Matthew 15:21-37 23 7th Sunday after the Epiphany Leviticus 19:1-2, 9-18 Psalm 119:33-40 1 Corinthians 3:10-11, 16-23 Matthew 5:38-48 SUNDAY Black History Month MONDAY TUESDAY WEDNESDAY THURSDAY FRIDAY SATURDAY 1 2 GREEN Groundhog Day 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 GREEN 10 11 12 13 14 Valentine’s Day 15 16 GREEN 17 Washington’s Birthday 18 19 20 21 22 23 GREEN 24 25 26 27 28 LAST DAY TO MAKE SUMMER AUTO SHIP OPTION 1 CHANGES February Scripture Focus CHILDREN—Grow, Proclaim, Serve! Jesus’ Ministry Jesus Calls Fishermen – Luke 5:1-11 Jesus Heals Peter’s Mother-in-law – Matthew 8:14-17 Jesus Teaches the Beatitudes – Matthew 5:3-12 Jesus Calms the Storm – Luke 8:22-25 GREEN – A color of growth used in season after Epiphany and Pentecost TIPS: • Next quarter’s curriculum will arrive this month. Make sure there is enough material for all students and teachers and make last-minute adjustments accordingly. Meet with teachers for a mid-year update. • Cokesbury offers several 40-day Lenten devotional books for congregations and individuals. • The What Is…? series contains several helpful books to aid your children in understanding and being a part of activities surrounding Lent, Holy Week, and Easter. • Observe Black History Month. Cokesbury provides a wide variety of resources focusing on African American heritage. • Begin planning for your summer Sunday school program. Review attendance records, gather curriculum ideas, and make a list of teachers willing to teach for short terms. • Celebrate Valentine’s Day. Adults might enjoy studying Making Love Last a Lifetime by Adam Hamilton, Married for Real by Eddie and Tamara George, or other studies about relationships. • Ash Wednesday falls on March 5th. Make sure you have the necessary supplies for your Ash Wednesday service. Cokesbury.com YOUTH—Bible Lessons for Youth & ADULTS—Adult Bible Studies Live Justly in the Reign of God Hear and Do the Word – James 1:19-27 Trust Everyone Equally – James 2:1-13 Show Your Faith by Your Works – James 2:14-26 Control Your Speech – James 3:1-12 FF13 | 800.672.1789 151 MARCH 2014 2 Transfiguration Sunday Exodus 24:12-18 Psalm 2 2 Peter 1:16-21 Matthew 17:1-9 5 Ash Wednesday Joel 2:1-2, 12-17 or Isaiah 58:1-12 Psalm 51:1-17 2 Corinthians 5:20b–6:10 Matthew 6:1-6, 16-21 9 1st Sunday in Lent Genesis 2:1-2, 12-17 Psalm 32 Romans 5:12-19 Matthew 4:1-11 16 2nd Sunday in Lent Genesis 12:1-4a Psalm 121 Romans 4:1-5, 13-17 John 3:1-17 23 3rd Sunday in Lent Exodus 17:1-7 Psalm 95 Romans 5:1-11 John 4:5-42 30 4th Sunday in Lent 1 Samuel 16:1-13 Psalm 23 Ephesians 5:8-14 John 9:1-41 SUNDAY MONDAY TUESDAY WEDNESDAY THURSDAY FRIDAY SATURDAY 1 2 WHITE Transfiguration Sunday 3 4 5 PURPLE Ash Wednesday 6 7 LAST DAY TO MAKE QUARTER 3 LECTIONARY INSERT CHANGES 8 9 Girl Scout Sunday Daylight Saving Time Begins 10 11 12 13 14 15 PURPLE 16 PURPLE 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 PURPLE 24 25 26 27 28 LAST DAY TO MAKE QUARTER 3 WORDALIVE BULLETIN CHANGES 29 PURPLE 30 31 TIPS: March Scripture Focus CHILDREN—Grow, Proclaim, Serve! The Way to Jerusalem Jesus and the Children – Luke 18:15-17 A Man Born Blind – Luke 18:35-43 Zacchaeus – Luke 19:1-10 The Lord’s Supper – Luke 22:7-23, 33-34 Praying in the Garden – Luke 22:39-46 PURPLE – Color used in Lent • All plans for Holy Week and Easter celebrations should be completed. Release publicity now. • Continue planning for summer Sunday school. Do you need to recruit more teachers? Will you combine classes? Summer can be a good time to present special studies with guest speakers, intergenerational settings, musicals, or dramas. Check Cokesbury for available curriculum. Ask the teachers about other resources they might enjoy. Plan a time at the end of the summer to tell the congregation about your experiences. • Dates for Vacation Bible School should be on the church calendar by now. The VBS Director’s manual will help you plan, schedule, recruit, train, and publicize for VBS. • It’s time for “March Madness” when college basketball teams compete in a series of tournaments to name a national champion. Talk about Jesus as the coach, how we must do what he says, how each team member is important and how all team members must work together to win the game and bring others to Jesus. • Lead Like Butler by Kent Millard and Judith Cebul is an excellent resource for a spiritual formation study with a basketball theme. YOUTH—Bible Lessons for Youth & ADULTS—Adult Bible Studies Jesus and the Davidic Covenant An Eternal Kingdom – 2 Samuel 7:1-17 Son of David – Psalms 89:3-14, 30-37; Matthew 1:18–2:6; Mark 12:35-37; Luke1:26-33 Peter’s Report – Psalm 110; Acts 2:22-36 Worthy Is the Lamb – Revelation 3:7; 5:5-13; 6:12–7:17; 22:16 Triumphant and Victorious – Zachariah 9:9-10; Matthew 21:1-11 152 Cokesbury Cokesbury.com | 800.672.1789 FF13 APRIL 2014 6 5th Sunday in Lent Ezekiel 37:1-14 Psalm 130 Romans 8:6-11 John 11:1-45 13 Palm Sunday Liturgy of the Palms: Ps. 1 18:1-2, 19-29; Matt. 21:1-11 Liturgy of the Passion: Isa. 50:4-9a; Ps. 31:9-16 Phil. 2:5-11; Matt. 26:14–27:66 20 Easter Sunday Acts 10:34-43 or Jer. 31:1-6 Ps. 1 18:1-2, 14-24 Col. 3:1-4 or Acts 10:34-43 John 20:1-18 or Matt. 28:1-10 27 2nd Sunday of Easter Acts 2:14a, 36-41 Psalm 16 1 Peter 1:3-9 John 20:19-31 SUNDAY MONDAY TUESDAY WEDNESDAY THURSDAY FRIDAY SATURDAY 1 April Fool’s Day 2 3 4 LAST DAY TO MAKE SUMMER AUTO SHIP OPTION 2 CHANGES 5 6 PURPLE or BLUE 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 Palm Sunday 14 Monday of Holy Week 15 PURPLE or RED Tuesday of Holy Week Federal income taxes due 16 Wednesday of Holy Week 17 Maundy Thursday 18 Good Friday 19 Holy Saturday/ Easter Vigil 20 Easter Sunday 21 22 Earth Day 23 Administrative Professionals Day 24 World Malaria Day 25 National Arbor Day 26 WHITE or GOLD Holocaust 27 Remembrance Day 28 WHITE 29 30 April Scripture Focus CHILDREN—Grow, Proclaim, Serve! In Jerusalem Peter’s Denial – Luke 22:54-62 Palm Sunday – Luke 19:29-40 Easter – Luke 24:1-12 Road to Emmaus – Luke 4:1-12 WHITE or GOLD – Colors used interchangeably in Easter TIPS: • Evaluate Lent, Holy Week, and Easter activities. File your notes for next year’s planning. • Attend VBS training events to become familiar with the curriculum and for new ideas. Plan training for your own teachers. Start publicity. • Make plans to recognize and thank teachers, especially those who may be leaving their classes or taking a summer break. Some possibilities: a letter, a dinner or breakfast, cards made or signed by classes, recognition pins or gifts (see Cokesbury catalog or Cokesbury.com for ideas). • Plan to honor graduates next month. Find a volunteer to get names and email addresses and make sure there is correspondence from the church family to them. Give information about campus ministries to students going away to college. • Invite teachers to teach during the next Sunday school year. • Explore different ways to engage your adult students over the summer months. Consider a small-group study series like Converge: Women of the Bible by Jim Harnish. YOUTH—Bible Lessons for Youth & ADULTS—Adult Bible Studies What the Prophets Foretold Jesus Cleanses the Temple – Isaiah 56:6-8; Jeremiah 7:8-15; Mark 11:15-19 A Messianic Priest-King – Jer. 23:5-6; Zec. 6:9-15; John 19:1-5; Heb. 7:13 The Third Day – Hosea 6:1-3; Luke 24:1-12 From Suffering to Glory – Isaiah 52:12; Luke 24:25-27, 44-50 FF13 Cokesbury.com | 800.672.1789 153 MAY 2014 4 3rd Sunday of Easter Acts 2:14a, 36-41 Psalm 116:1-4, 12-19 1 Peter 1:17-23 Luke 24:13-35 11 4th Sunday of Easter Acts 2:42-47 Psalm 23 1 Peter 2:19-25 John 10:1-10 18 5th Sunday of Easter Acts 7:55-60 Psalm 31:1-5, 15-16 1 Peter 2:2-10 John 14:1-14 25 6th Sunday of Easter Acts 17:22-31 Psalm 66:8-20 1 Peter 3:13-22 John 14:15-21 29 FRIDAY Ascension Day Acts 1:1-11 Psalm 47 Ephesians 1:15-23 Luke 24:44-53 SUNDAY Asian Pacific American Heritage Month Christian Home Month MONDAY TUESDAY WEDNESDAY THURSDAY SATURDAY 1 May Fellowship Day National Day of Prayer 2 3 4 Native American Awareness Sunday 5 Cinco de Mayo 6 7 8 9 10 WHITE or GOLD 11 Mother’s Day Festival of the Christian Home 12 13 14 15 16 17 Armed Forces Day WHITE or GOLD 18 WHITE or GOLD 19 Victoria Day (Canada) 20 21 22 23 24 25 WHITE or GOLD 26 Memorial Day 27 28 29 Ascension Day 30 LAST DAY TO MAKE FALL OPTION 1 AUTO SHIP CHANGES 31 May Scripture Focus CHILDREN—Grow, Proclaim, Serve! Peter Peter’s Declaration – Matthew 16:13-20 Peter and John – Acts 3:1-10 Peter and Tabitha – Acts 9:36-43 Peter in Prison – Acts 12:1-17 WHITE or GOLD – Colors used for the Easter season before Pentecost TIPS: • Inventory, distribute summer curriculum that arrives this month. • Continue preparations for Vacation Bible School. Be sure all curriculum is ordered. Check supplies and restock as needed. Conduct training for teachers. Check for equipment needed. • Any day in May can be designated Older Adult Recognition Day. Show appreciation to your senior adults. Treat them to a meal. Ask them to tell children and youth about when they joined the church and what church membership has meant to them. Don’t forget about those older adults who are shut in. Be sure to involve them in as many recognition activities as possible. • May is Christian Home Month. Be sensitive to the different kinds of families in your church. Emphasize the “church family” for those who do not have family nearby. You may want to plan a special all age activity. • A lot of families will be traveling once summer begins. Consider throwing a party for all the families to celebrate the end of the school year and the beginning of their summer activities. Emphasize the importance of seasons and growth, both in life and in the church. • Consider giving all of the mothers in the church a copy of Home is Where Your Mom Is by James W. Moore as a gift. YOUTH—Bible Lessons for Youth & ADULTS—Adult Bible Studies Jesus’ Use of Scripture Jesus Resists Temptation – Deut. 6:13-16; Psalm 91:11-12; Matt. 4:4-11 Jesus’ Mission on Earth – Leviticus 25;8-55; Isaiah 61:1-2; Luke 4:14-21 Jesus’ Teaching on the Law – Exodus 20; Isaiah 29:13; Matthew 5:17-48, 15:1-19; Romans 3:31 The Greatest Commandment – Lev. 19:18; Deut. 4:35; 6:1-9; Mark 12:28-34 154 Cokesbury Cokesbury.com | 800.672.1789 FF13 JUNE 2014 1 7th Sunday of Easter, Ascension Sunday Acts 1:6-14 Psalm 68:1-10, 32-35 1 Peter 4:12-14; 5:6-11 John 17:1-11 8 Day of Pentecost Acts 2:1-21 Psalm 104:24-34, 35b 1 Corinthians 12:3b-13 John 20:19-23 15 Trinity Sunday Genesis 1:2–2:4a Psalm 8 2 Corinthians 13:11-13 Matthew 28:16-20 22 2nd Sunday after Pentecost Genesis 21:8-21 Psalm 86:1-10, 16-17 Romans 6:1b-11 Matthew 10:24-39 29 3rd Sunday after Pentecost Genesis 22:1-14 Psalm 13 Romans 6:12-23 Matthew 10:40-42 SUNDAY MONDAY TUESDAY WEDNESDAY THURSDAY FRIDAY SATURDAY 1 Ascension Sunday 2 3 Shavuot 4 5 6 LAST DAY TO MAKE QUARTER 4 LECTIONARY INSERT CHANGES 7 WHITE or GOLD 8 RED Pentecost 9 10 11 12 13 14 Flag Day 15 trinity Sunday Father’s Day Peace with Justice Sunday 16 17 18 19 20 LAST DAY TO MAKE QUARTER 4 WORDALIVE BULLETIN CHANGES 21 Summer Solstice First Day of Summer WHITE 22 GREEN 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 GREEN 30 June Scripture Focus CHILDREN—Grow, Proclaim, Serve! Becoming the Church The Promise of the Holy Spirit – Acts 1:1-8 Pentecost – Acts 2:1-41 Proclaim with Boldness – Acts 4:1-22 Offering for Jerusalem – Acts 11:27-30 One Body, Many Parts – 1 Corinthians 12:12-31 RED – Symbolizes the tongues of fire descended on the crowd on Pentecost tiPS: • Redecorate for summer! Set up “discovery” tables where classes can bring interesting objects from trips and travels to share in class. • Consider giving all of the fathers in the church a copy of The Love of a Dad by James W. Moore as a gift. • Talk with your church’s annual conference members about district and conference programs and issues that may affect Christian education. • Continue to invite teachers to teach in the fall. Remember to invite novice teachers, and, if possible, team them with experienced teachers. Develop a substitute list to be helpful to regular teachers. • Make final preparations for Vacation Bible School. • Make Pentecost visible and alive in your church. Emphasize Pentecost in worship. Hang Pentecost banners and have a Pentecost (birthday) party. • As you begin the summer quarter, clear rooms of outdated curriculum. Meet with new teaching teams to help familiarize them with their space and equipment. Call them after a few weeks, thank them for their commitment and ask how teaching is going. YOUTH—Bible Lessons for Youth & ADULTS—Adult Bible Studies Hope and Confidence Come from God Obey the Lord – Haggai 1:1-11 Trust God’s Promises – Haggai 1:12, 2:1-9 Live Pure Lives – Haggai 2:10-19 Hope for a New Day – Nehemiah 7:1-7; Haggai 2:20-23; Zechariah 4 Living as a Community of Believers A Call to Unity – 1 Corinthians 1:10-17 FF13 Cokesbury.com | 800.672.1789 155 JULY 2014 Sunday 6 4th after Pentecost Gen. 24:34-38, 42-49,58-67 Psalm 45:10-17 Romans 7:15-25a Matthew 11:16-19, 25-30 13 5th Sunday after Pentecost Genesis 25:19-34 Psalm 119:105-112 Romans 8:1-11 Matthew 13:1-9, 18-23 20 6th Sunday after Pentecost Genesis 28:10-19a Psalm 139:1-12, 23-24 Romans 8:12-25 Matthew 13:24-30, 36-43 27 7th Sunday after Pentecost Genesis 29:15-28 Psalm 105:1-11, 45b Romans 8:26-39 Matthew 13:31-33, 44-52 SUNDAY MONDAY TUESDAY WEDNESDAY THURSDAY FRIDAY SATURDAY 1 Canada Day 2 3 LAST DAY TO MAKE FALL OPTION 2 AUTO SHIP CHANGES 4 Independence Day (U.S.) 5 Holiday 6 GREEN 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 GREEN 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 GREEN 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 GREEN Parents Day 28 29 30 31 July Scripture Focus CHILDREN—Grow, Proclaim, Serve! Prayer and Praise Psalm 100 – Psalm 100 Psalm 150 – Psalm 150 Solomon’s Prayer – 1 Kings 2:1-4; 3:1-28 The Tax Collector and the Pharisee – Luke 18:9-14 GREEN – Color used for the season after Pentecost TIPS: • Plan for the fall, recruit teachers, and estimate class sizes. Make any changes in meeting areas or curriculum orders. See FORECAST Catalog for fall curriculum resources. • Verify information on class rolls and plan for Promotion Sunday. Go to Cokesbury.com for ideas for teacher recognition items. Consider putting your curriculum on standing order if you haven’t already done so. • Start calendaring and teacher training. Make suggestions for alternate studies and supplemental resources. Encourage teachers to do personal study. Suggest resources available to them in your church library or in FORECAST. • Create a bulletin board or other area to share prayers of thanksgiving, focusing on freedom. • The heat often limits activities of persons who have health problems. Encourage Sunday school classes to send cards and notes and stay in touch with church members who cannot leave their homes. • Create a “Super Summer” bulletin board that includes pictures and brief descriptions of summer activities at the church. YOUTH—Bible Lessons for Youth & ADULTS—Adult Bible Studies Living as a Community of Believers Glorify God with Your Body – 1 Corinthians 6:12–7:9 Love Builds Up – 1 Corinthians 8 Overcoming Temptation – 1 Corinthians 10:1-22 Seek the Good of Others – 1 Corinthians 14:13-26 156 Cokesbury Cokesbury.com | 800.672.1789 FF13 AUGUST 2014 3 8th Sunday after Pentecost Genesis 32:22-31 Psalm 17:1-7, 15 Romans 9:1-5 Matthew 14:13-21 10 9th Sunday after Pentecost Genesis 37:1-4, 12-28 Psalm 105:1-6, 16-22, 45b Romans 10:5-15 Matthew 14:22-33 17 10th Sunday after Pentecost Genesis 45:1-15 Psalm 133 Romans 11:1-2a, 29-32 Matthew 15:(10-20), 21-28 24 11th Sunday after Pentecost Exodus 1:8–2:10 Psalm 124 Romans 12:1-8 Matthew 16:13-20 31 12th Sunday after Pentecost Exodus 3:1-15 Psalm 105:1-6, 23-26, 45c Romans 12:9-21 Matthew 16:21-28 SUNDAY MONDAY TUESDAY WEDNESDAY THURSDAY FRIDAY SATURDAY 1 2 3 GREEN 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 GREEN 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 GREEN 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 GREEN 25 26 27 28 29 LAST DAY TO MAKE WINTER OPTION 1 AUTO SHIP CHANGES 30 GREEN 31 TIPS: August Scripture Focus CHILDREN—Grow, Proclaim, Serve! Peacemaking Abraham and Lot – Genesis 13 David and Abigail – 1 Samuel 25:1-42 Mephibosheth – 2 Samuel 9:1-13 Love Your Enemies – Matthew 5:43-48 Blessed Are… – Matthew 5:9 GREEN – Color used for the season after Pentecost • Inventory Fall curriculum, check against new class rosters, and distribute with class rolls to teaching teams. Assign classrooms, restock supplies, repair and/or replace equipment. Order new attendance books and supplies. • Talk with your pastor about having teacher dedication in worship service. Consider giving a thank-you gift to each teacher. • Clean and prepare the nursery classroom for new children and parents. See Grow, Proclaim, Serve! Babies and Woddlers curriculum for instructions to make the nursery a safe and nurturing place for babies. • Ask the pastor to schedule a Bible presentation for third graders during a worship service. • Schedule a MEET THE TEACHERS time. Plan a get-acquainted time, share teaching ideas, introduce key persons they should know and show them where to find supplies and equipment. Give them a list of Sunday school persons to call in case of emergency. • Evaluate your Vacation Bible School with key people. Follow up with any visitors you had and invite them to Sunday school. Write thank-you notes to teachers and helpers. YOUTH—Bible Lessons for Youth & ADULTS—Adult Bible Studies Bearing One Another’s Burdens Consolation Granted through Prayer – 2 Corinthians 1:3-11 A Community Forgives – 2 Corinthians 1:23–2:17 Treasure in Clay Jars – 2 Corinthians 4:2-15 An Appeal for Reconciliation – 2 Corinthians 6:1–7:4 A Community Shares Its Resources – 2 Corinthians 8–9 FF13 Cokesbury.com | 800.672.1789 157 Index 10 Life-Charged Words ......................................................89 13 Most Important Bible Lessons for Kids about God ...35 13 Most Important Bible Lessons for Teenagers, The ....55 2013–2014 United Methodist General Record Book for the Church School & Small-Group Ministries ..............145 24 horas que cambiaron el mundo (Spanish) ................135 24 Hours That Changed the World ............37, 53, 101, 127 Abingdon Bible Land Maps ............................................144 Active Bible Studies ...........................................................48 Adam Hamilton’s 24 Hours That Changed the World ............................................................37, 53, 127 Adam Hamilton’s Journey, The ...........................36, 53, 128 Adam Hamilton’s The Way ........................................37, 127 Adult Bible Studies.............................................................58 Advent A to Z......................................................................98 Advent Jesse Tree, The......................................................36 Aging Faithfully...................................................................89 All Together Now ...............................................................26 All-in-One Bible Fun...........................................................26 All-In-One Sunday School series.......................................26 Altar Ego .............................................................................79 Around the Year in Children’s Church ..............................29 Attendance Charts ...........................................................145 Attitude ...............................................................................49 Attitude is Your Paintbrush ..............................................105 Autism & Your Church ......................................................122 Baby Beginnings.................................................................23 Baby New Testament .........................................................34 Basic Bible Skills .................................................................35 BASIC Study series ...........................................................109 Be Series Bible Commentaries .........................................70 Bead and a Prayer, A ..........................................................80 Beginning Prayer ................................................................75 Beginnings ..........................................................................73 Being United Methodist ..................................................110 Best of J. Ellsworth Kalas, The.........................................104 Best of James W. Moore, The .........................................105 Best of Will Willimon, The ...............................................106 Beyond the Broken Heart ..................................................90 Bible Black Belts .................................................................35 Bible From Scratch series, The..........................................67 Bible Lessons for Youth......................................................45 Bible Maps ................................................................139, 144 Bible Studies on Paul’s Life & Letters ...............................71 Bible Stuff ............................................................................48 Bible Timeline .............................................................32, 144 Bible Tools for Kids.............................................................35 Bible-in-Life .......................................................................114 Big Book of Bible Lessons for Crafty Kids ........................38 Big Book of Bible Story Activity Pages #2 ........................38 Big Book of Preschool Puzzles #2 .....................................38 Big Book of Read-Aloud Stories #1 ..................................38 Birthday Charts .................................................................145 Book of Fidgets ..................................................................54 Bounty .................................................................................94 Bridges ................................................................................39 Bulletins, Conﬁrmation ......................................................51 Buzz................................................................................20, 42 Café Chocolat Retreat .......................................................86 Call on Me ...........................................................................56 Catalyst Leader, The ...........................................................95 Catch ...................................................................................96 Celebrate Bible Study series .............................................71 CEB Deep Blue Kids Bible.................................................33 Celebrate the Good News ................................................28 Celebrating God’s World in Children’s Church ...............29 Celebration of the Bible, The ............................................32 Certiﬁcates, Conﬁrmation..........................................51, 143 Certiﬁcates, Service ..........................................................143 Change the World ............................................................103 Charts ................................................................................145 Child by Child .....................................................................39 Children First.......................................................................29 Children’s NRSV Bible ........................................................34 Christ-Centered Woman, The ...........................................83 Christian Believer................................................................66 Christian Life series, The ....................................................60 Christian World of the Hobbit, The ..................................75 Christmas Gifts That Won’t Break ...................................129 Christmas is Not Your Birthday .................................99, 128 Christmas Shoppe, The .....................................................36 Church Worth Getting Up For.........................................103 Circle Maker, The ................................................................79 Claim the Life ......................................................................46 Coin Folders......................................................................144 Come on Home ................................................................105 Come, Taste the Bread ......................................................30 Come, Touch the Water .....................................................30 Committed to Christ ..........................................................93 Common English Bible ................. 33, 34, 56, 137–138, 140 Common English Bible Concise Concordance .............139 Common English Bible Dictionary..................................139 Common English Bible for Daily Prayer .........................138 Common English Bible Gospel Parallels .......................139 Common English Bible Map Guide........................139, 144 Common English Bible Outreach New Testament Kit..140 Common English Bible Pocket New Testament with Psalms and Proverbs ..............................................140 Common English Reference Bible ..................................139 Common English Study Bible .........................................138 Companions in Christ ......................................................124 Complete Guide to Godly Play, The ................................27 Complete Sunday School Record Book, The ................145 Conﬁdent Heart, A .............................................................86 Conﬁrmation Resources.......................50–52, 110, 126, 143 Consider the Birds ..............................................................80 Converge Bible Studies .....................................................69 Conversations with Scripture series ..................................73 Covenant .............................................................................62 Created by God ..................................................................43 Creative Ideas for Children’s Worship ..............................28 Credo Conﬁrmation Resources ...........................50–51, 110 Credo Faith Formation ..............................................51, 110 Cross in My Pocket ...........................................................143 Cross Jewelry ..............................................................51, 143 CrossTrainer ........................................................................30 Cycle of Grace, The............................................................80 D Series Studies..................................................................79 D6.......................................................................................113 Daily Bible Study ................................................................59 Dare to Dream ..........................................................103, 118 Dave Test, The ....................................................................90 David C. Cook Bible Lesson Commentary ......................60 Deep Blue Kids Bible .........................................................33 Deeply Loved......................................................................80 Destination Unknown: Missions ........................................54 Different Kind of Christmas, A.......................36, 53, 99, 128 Disciple (Korean)...............................................................133 Disciple series ...............................................................64–65 Disciple Short-Term Bible Studies ....................................66 Disciple’s Path, A ..............................................................111 Discipulado (Spanish).......................................................135 Discover Life Bible Studies ................................................70 Discover Together series ...................................................87 Discover Your Bible Study series.......................................71 Discovering Together.........................................................34 Do Your Best and Trust God for the Rest .......................105 Dwell ....................................................................................22 Dwell: Dive ..........................................................................43 Easter Garden, The ............................................................37 Easter Story for Children..................................................120 Echoes ...............................................................................131 El Discipulo (Spanish) .......................................................134 Embodied Light ..................................................................98 Embraced By God ..............................................................85 Embracing study series ......................................................76 Encounter ............................................................................44 Enough ................................................................................92 Estimate of Giving Card.....................................................92 Everywhere Fun Fair ...........................................................31 Explore ................................................................................42 Extravagant Generosity .....................................................93 Faith Lessons from Same Kind of Different as Me ..........78 Faith of Her Own, A .........................................................104 Faith Questions series......................................................126 Faith-Sharing New Testament with Psalms ....................140 FaithLink ..............................................................................63 FaithWeaver Friends ..........................................................25 FaithWeaver Now .....................................................116–117 Fearless Church Fundraising .............................................94 Final Words .......................................................................101 Finding Bethlehem.....................................................36, 129 Finding Bethlehem in the Midst of Bedlam.......53, 99, 129 Finding Your Voice in the Psalms ......................................80 Finding Your Way through the Bible ................................32 ﬁrst ...............................................................................93, 119 Five Practices series .........................................................122 Five Stones ........................................................................108 Flourishing Faith series ......................................................88 For Everyone series ............................................................68 Forgiveness .......................................................................102 Forgotten God..................................................................109 Forty Days of Fruitful Living .............................................106 Freedom From Worry.........................................................81 Fresh Life Women’s Study series.......................................87 Friend to Friend series .......................................................88 Friendship Program Guide ..............................................122 Fulﬁlled ................................................................................95 Genesis to Revelation series .............................................74 Get Real...............................................................................89 Get Their Name ..................................................................96 Gift of Encouragement, The..............................................90 Give to Live .........................................................................94 God of My Heart.................................................................56 God Story, The ....................................................................77 God Talk ..............................................................................38 God’s Gift of Life...............................................................100 God’s Gift of Love...............................................................98 God’s Messages for Little Ones ......................................120 God’s Story for You...........................................................107 God’s Story, Your Story...............................................49, 107 Good God Theater.............................................................46 Good Steward Bank .........................................................144 Gospel in Life ....................................................................107 Gospel Light: Give Me Jesus ............................................21 Gospel Light: The Edge.....................................................41 Grace .........................................................................107, 120 Grace Course, The .............................................................79 Grace for the Moment .....................................................120 Grace Happens Here .......................................................120 Gracia (Spanish) ........................................................120, 135 Grapple ...............................................................................43 Grow, Proclaim, Serve!.................................8–17, 24, 27, 41 Growing Love in Christian Marriage .................................91 Hands-On Bible Curriculum ........................................18, 41 Hands-On Bible NLT ..........................................................34 Happy Christmas Day ..................................................10, 36 Happy Easter Day .........................................................10, 37 Hardwired ............................................................................81 He Set His Face to Jerusalem .........................................100 Healing Waters ...................................................................84 HeartShaper ..................................................................19, 42 Heaven on Earth .................................................................80 Helping Kids Include Kids with Disabilities ......................39 Her Restless Heart ..............................................................84 Higher Power ......................................................................81 Hijacked.............................................................................103 Hip-Hop Hope ....................................................................31 Holy Currencies ..................................................................94 Holy Nomad........................................................................79 Holy Spirit Here and Now ..................................................79 Hope Beyond Your Tears .................................................100 How God Became King ...................................................109 Humongous Book of Bible Skits for Children’s Ministry, The ....................................................35 Humongous Book of Games for Children’s Ministry, The ....................................................35 I Am Revealed.....................................................................78 I Believe Devotional .........................................................126 I Love Growing Older, But I’ll Never Grow Old .............104 I Will, with God’s Help................................................52, 110 Ideal Class Books..............................................................145 Ideal Sunday School Secretary’s Record Book ..............145 iKids: Children in the Digital Age .....................................39 Immersion Bible Studies ....................................................67 Incarnation ........................................................................106 Infusion Bible eStudies ......................................................63 FF13 158 Cokesbury Cokesbury.com | 800.672.1789 Index Inked ....................................................................................75 Inside the Broken Heart .....................................................90 Inverted ...............................................................................78 It Is Easy Being Green ........................................................38 James W. Moore’s Christmas Gifts That Won’t Break ...129 Jesus Calling .......................................................................82 Jesus in the Gospels ..........................................................66 Jesus Storybook Bible........................................................35 Jesus Storybook Bible Curriculum, The ...........................35 Jesus Today .........................................................................82 Jesus, Bombs, and Ice Cream ...........................................75 Jew Named Jesus, The ......................................................80 Journey, The....................................................36, 53, 99, 128 Journey 101 series ..............................................................97 Journey Through Grief, A ..................................................90 Journey Through the Bible series .....................................74 Joy Boosters .......................................................................89 Joy Together .......................................................................79 Just Walk Across the Room ...............................................96 Kerygma ..............................................................................72 Key United Methodist Beliefs..........................................110 Kids’ Travel Guide series....................................................26 KidsOwn Worship ...............................................................28 Know When to Hold ‘Em ...................................................89 Korean Lay Training Manual ............................................133 Korean-Language Resources ..........................................133 La planificación eficaz de la educación cristiana (Spanish) ...........................................................135 Lapel Pins ..........................................................................143 Learning to Use My Bible ..................................................32 Lecciones Biblicas Creativas (Spanish) ...........................134 Lecciones Cristianas (Spanish) ........................................134 Lectio Divina Bible Studies ................................................70 Lenten Tree, The .................................................................37 Letters to Karen ..................................................................91 LifeGuide Bible Studies .....................................................73 LifeGuide In-Depth Bible Studies .....................................73 LinC ......................................................................................47 Living as United Methodist Christians ............................110 Living Crazy Love ..............................................................109 Living in Faith series (Korean) ..........................................133 Living Inside Out ................................................................24 Living the Good News .....................................................125 Love to Stay ........................................................................91 Loving Large .......................................................................77 Making Life Matter ...........................................................108 Maps ..........................................................................139, 144 Mature Years .......................................................................59 Merge ..................................................................................75 Messy Stuff ..........................................................................48 Methodist Identity Parts 1 & 2.........................................110 Miracles of Jesus, The ......................................................101 Moment to Moment...........................................................75 Moments of Wonder ..........................................................29 Mosaic ...............................................................................100 Multiplícate (Spanish) .......................................................135 Multiply..............................................................................109 Music for Your Heart...........................................................82 My Faith My Life .................................................................52 My First Hands-On Bible ...................................................34 My Strength and My Song.................................................82 N.T. Wright for Everyone Bible Study Guides ................68 Namesake ...........................................................................83 Necklaces, Confirmation ...........................................51, 143 New Consecration Sunday Stewardship Program ..........92 New International Lesson Annual, The ............................58 New International Version Gift & Award Bible ..............140 New Interpreter’s Study Bible, The .................................138 New Living Translation Gift & Award Bible ....................140 New Revised Standard Version Gift Bibles ....................140 Next .....................................................................................95 NIV Adventure Bible ..........................................................34 Not Your Parents’ Offering Plate.......................................94 NRSV Youth Bible ...............................................................56 Offering Boxes ..................................................................144 Offering Envelopes ..........................................................145 OMG: A Youth Ministry Handbook...................................55 On the Go for Tweens ..................................................15, 41 On the Road with Jesus ...................................................108 FF13 On the Way to Bethlehem .........................................36, 128 One Room Sunday School ..........................................17, 27 One Thousand Gifts ...........................................................86 Only God Knows Why ........................................................90 Order My Steps ..................................................................82 Organizing Your Prayer Closet ..........................................82 Overflow ..............................................................................96 Passage Into Discipleship ..................................................52 Pilgrimage Into the Last Third of Life ...............................89 Play-n-Worship....................................................................23 Pledge Card ........................................................................92 Portable Faith .....................................................................96 Postcards .....................................................................15, 142 Power of Youth, The ...........................................................54 PowerXpress .......................................................................22 Practical Grace ....................................................................82 Practicing Extravagant Generosity....................................93 Precepts for Living Commentary ......................................60 Preparing Couples for Love and Marriage ......................91 Principios de educación cristiana (Spanish) ...................135 Purpose-Driven Life, The .................................................108 Quadrilateral Game, The ...................................................51 Quiet Pentecost, A .............................................................95 Ragged Hope .....................................................................81 Reentry ................................................................................54 Reach Out ...........................................................................48 Ready-to-Go series.............................................................54 Real Life Evangelism series................................................96 Red Stuff, The .....................................................................48 Relentless Hope..................................................................81 Renewed .............................................................................86 Replenish .............................................................................95 Resurrecting Easter ..........................................................100 Revelation and the End Times ........................................108 Rich Church Poor Church...................................................94 Right Church, The.............................................................103 Safe Sanctuaries series.......................................................39 Seasonal Specials for Children’s Ministry .........................38 Secure in the Storm ............................................................90 See, Know, & Serve the People Within Your Reach ........95 Seeing Gray in a World of Black and White...................102 Serving from the Heart.......................................................95 Seven Deadly Sins, The......................................................49 Seven Promises for Every Woman ....................................85 Shared Christian Life, A ...................................................108 Sharing God’s Love in Children’s Church .........................29 shiny gods ...........................................................93, 103, 119 Sign & Say ...........................................................................32 Simply Jesus......................................................................109 Simply Relevant series .......................................................87 Sinning Like a Christian....................................................106 Sisters in Faith Bible Study series .....................................88 Six Steps to a Generous Life .............................................93 Smart Stuff...........................................................................48 Something Bigger Parts 1 & 2 ...........................................48 SoulShift ............................................................................123 Spanish-Language Resources .........................120, 134–135 Special Needs Ministry for Children .................................39 Spiritual Guidance of Children, The .................................27 Spirituality of Fundraising, A .............................................94 Spirituality of Homecoming, A ..........................................97 Spirituality of Living, A .......................................................97 Standard Lesson Commentary NIV & KJV .......................61 Standard Lesson Quarterly series .....................................61 Story Audio CD Bible, The ..............................................120 Story for Children NirV Hardcover Bible ........................120 Story for Children Storybook Bible Deluxe Edition ......120 Story for Kids, The ............................................................120 Story of Jesus for Kids, The .............................................120 Story series, The ...............................................................120 Strong Was Her Faith .......................................................104 Stuck ....................................................................................86 Sunday School Teacher’s Roll Book ................................145 Table Talk 1 & 2 .................................................................121 Tales of the Defended Ones .............................................30 Tales of the Not Forgotten ................................................30 Talking With the Bible ........................................................68 Tempting Stuff ....................................................................48 Thank God It’s Thursday ..................................................106 Thankful ...............................................................................82 Thirteen Apostles, The.....................................................104 This Bread and This Cup....................................................30 This I Know For Sure...........................................................85 Three Simple Questions series ...............................106, 123 Three Simple Rules (Korean) ...........................................133 Three Simple Rules series ........................................106, 123 Thrill of Hope, A .................................................................98 Thrive ...................................................................................81 Thriving Youth Ministry In Smaller Churches ...................55 Toddlers and Twos..............................................................10 Top 13 Questions About God, The ..................................55 Touch the Water, Taste the Bread .....................................30 Tour of Life ..........................................................................52 Transformed Giving ............................................................92 Transformed Living in Tough Times..................................92 Treasures in the Darkness ..................................................90 Tres reglas sencillas (Spanish)..........................................135 True Beauty series ..............................................................88 Tuff Stuff ..............................................................................48 Unbroken.............................................................................78 Uncommon Group Studies................................................49 Undead ................................................................................75 Understanding the Books of the Bible series ..................73 Unearthing My Religion .....................................................96 United Methodist Beliefs .................................................110 United Methodist Questions, United Methodist Answers.........................................................110 United Methodist Record Book for Class or Group ......145 United Methodist Report & Offering Envelopes...........145 Unnamed.............................................................................78 Upside Down ......................................................................77 Urban Ministries, Inc.........................................................132 Vacation Bible School ........................................................31 Veracity Video Vignettes....................................................46 Vital ......................................................................................95 Walk With Me .....................................................................23 Walking Bible Study series ................................................86 Way, The ........................................................37, 53, 101, 127 Way of Faith (Korean) .......................................................133 Way to Easter, The 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