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Academic Catalog 2019-2020

Fall 2020 Supplement


WORSHIP Liturgies From Below

Praying with People at the End of the World Claudio Carvalhaes This book offers a wealth of resources from forgotten places to help us create a new vocabulary for worship and prayer. It is a collection of prayers, songs, rituals, rites of healing, Eucharistic and baptismal prayers, meditations, and art from four continents: Asia-Pacific Islands, Africa, Americas, and Europe. 9781791007355 | $29.99 | August, 2020

The Purpose, Pattern, And Character Of Worship L. Edward Phillips

Within the broad range of Christianity we find diverse understandings of what makes for “good worship.� This book develops a typology of Christian worship to provide a method of assessing the decisions of congregations and leaders in forming and changing the orders of their worship. 9781791004682 | $39.99 | October, 2020

A Worship Workbook

A Practical Guide for Extraordinary Liturgy Gerald C. Liu & Khalia J. Williams Extraordinary Christian worship is honest and versatile in its expressions of diverse liturgy. This workbook will inspire church leaders and seminarians to commit to gathering people of diversity as an expression of faithfulness in God. 9781501896569 | $26.99 | October, 2020

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PREACHING George Buttrick’s Guide to Preaching The Gospel Edited by Charles N. Davidson

In George Buttrick’s Guide to Preaching the Gospel, we learn why the world needs competent preachers, what the preacher must preach about, and how the preacher goes about creating the sermon with daily discipline and several practiced skills, including research, charting, outlining, writing, and performance. These writings have never been published before and were found by his grandchildren after his death. 9781791001742 | $24.99 | August, 2020

Preachers Dare Speaking for God Will Willimon

Preachers Dare is adapted from Will Willimon’s Lyman Beecher Lectures on Preaching at Yale. 9781791008055 | $19.99 | October, 2020

Getting To God

Preaching Good News in a Troubled World Joni Sancken, Luke A. Powery & John Rottman This book operates on several levels, showing preachers how to contextualize a theologically rich approach to preaching, expanding the horizon of ministry for pastors who might not have experience in the contexts discussed in the book, and it equips pastors with the vital practice of learning to look for and name God’s active presence in our world. 9781791004668 | $22.99 | November, 2020

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BIBLICAL STUDIES The General Epistles Hebrews; James; 1, 2 Peter; Jude Margaret Aymer

Learn to interpret the General Epistles to unlock the meaning of their highly contextual content. This book introduces and helps readers understand the life and times of a variegated and theologically diverse early Church. 9781426767524 | $29.99 | November, 2020

CHURCH & CULTURE Christianity’s Surprise A Sure and Certain Hope C. Kavin Rowe

Rediscovering the early church’s surprise of Christianity will help modern Christians chart a course for their witness today. 9781791008208 | $19.99 | September, 2020

BIBLES Large Print CEB This new thinline, large-print edition of the Common English Bible translation is packaged in a classic black bonded-leather cover, with the words Holy Bible stamped in silver, making it a timeless Bible for personal reading or to give as a gift. 9781791008147 | $34.99 | September, 2020

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New! The Bible and Moral Injury

Reading Scripture Alongside War’s Unseen Wounds Brad E. Kelle The Bible and Moral Injury offers an exploration (with case studies) of the interpretation of biblical texts, especially war-related narratives and ritual descriptions from the Old Testament, in conversation with research on the emerging notion of moral injury within psychology, military studies, philosophy, and ethics. Brad E. Kelle is Professor of Old Testament and Hebrew, School of Theology and Christian Ministry, Point Loma Nazarene University. 9781501876288 | $34.99 | February, 2020

New! The Beginning of Difference

Discovering Identity in God’s Diverse World Theodore Hiebert How we engage difference matters. Theodore Hiebert re-examines the Bible’s stories explaining dierence, exposing the inclination to interpret these stories as a negative view of difference. Instead, these stories recognize difference as God’s intention for the world. Theodore Hiebert is Francis A. McGaw Professor of Old Testament, McCormick Theological Seminary. 9781501871023 | $17.99 | November, 2019

New! Revelation as Civil Disobedience Witnesses Not Warriors in John’s Apocalypse Thomas B. Slater

The book of Revelation is a form of civil disobedience that focuses upon sustaining a faithful witness in spite of the consequences. Revelation never tells Christians to arm themselves. Rather, Christians defeat evil by witnessing faithfully. Readers are challenged to rethink and reassess their respective positions given the stress on faithful witness in the book. Thomas B. Slater is Professor of New Testament Language & Literature at McAfee School of Theology. 9781501841743 | $29.99 | November, 2019

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New! Holy Imagination

A Literary and Theological Introduction to the Whole Bible Judy Fentress-Williams Most literary works have one primary voice, a discourse that expresses an author’s dominant culture and ideology. The whole Bible, however, should be read by allowing numerous voices or discourses during a thousand years of literary imagination to emerge and interact. This dialogic reading process introduces theological insights that are larger than the individual parts of the Bible. Judy Fentress-Williams is Professor of Old Testament at Virginia Theological Seminary. 9781426775314 | $29.99 | April 2020

New! New Testament Conversations

A Literary, Historical, and Pluralistic Introduction Suzanne Watts Henderson Students today bring to the study of the New Testament an increasing sense that its message is one voice among many religious and philosophical options. In this book, students encounter the New Testament in relation to the wider landscape of sacred traditions. The New Testament emerges as a lively conversation partner in the human quest for meaning and purpose. Suzanne Watts Henderson is Professor of Philosophy and Religion and Dean of the Belk Chapel at Queens University of Charlotte in North Carolina. 9781501854927 | $49.99 | August, 2019

New! The Old Testament

Canon, History, and Literature Richard D. Nelson

Engaging and accessible to students from all backgrounds, this book is a comprehensive introduction to the Old Testament. It is designed to equip readers with the knowledge and skills needed to read, interpret, and benefit from the Old Testament/Hebrew Bible in their own context. Using scholarly consensus and current research with numerous examples, this book helps prepare students for further advanced courses related to exegesis, individual books, and special topics. Richard D. Nelson is professor emeritus of Biblical Hebrew and Old Testament Interpretation at Perkins School of Theology, Southern Methodist University. 9781426759239 | $42.99 | February, 2019

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70 Hebrew Words Every Christian Should Know Matthew Richard Schlimm

The basic message of the Bible can be understood in any language. At the same time, many biblical texts are hard to understand because they don’t quite make sense when translated into English. Something is missing. Quite frequently, what readers miss has been lost in translation. Matthew Richard Schlimm is Professor of Old Testament at the University of Dubuque Theological Seminary in Iowa. 9781426799969 | $19.99

Jesus Darkly

Remembering Jesus with the New Testament Rafael Rodriguez New Testament students have not always been well served by study of the historical Jesus, which tends to segregate Jesus from his significance vis-à-vis Israel’s scriptures and God’s agenda as this is developed among the New Testament writers in the living context of a faith community’s memory. The witness of scripture does in fact help us remember Jesus well. From beginning to end, the Bible tells the story of God putting God’s family back together. Rafael Rodriguez is Professor of New Testament in the School of Bible and Theology at Johnson University in Knoxville, TN. 9781501839115 | $29.99

Introduction to the Hebrew Prophets James D. Nogalski

Following the Hebrew canon, James Nogalski offers a basic introduction, which includes critical issues such as authorship, unity, dates of composition and revision, and structure. Drawing upon current scholarship, Nogalski shows how these issues are relevant to the theological themes and movements that help characterize the text and hold meaning for us. James D. Nogalski is Professor and Director of Graduate Studies in Religion at Baylor University. 9781426742286 | $29.99

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Telling the Old Testament Story God’s Mission and God’s People Brad E. Kelle

While honoring the historical context and literary diversity of the Old Testament, Telling the Old Testament Story is a thematic reading that construes the OT as a complex but coherent narrative. Unlike standard, introductory textbooks that only cover basic background and interpretive issues for each Old Testament book. Brad E. Kelle is Professor of Old Testament and Hebrew, School of Theology and Christian Ministry, Point Loma Nazarene University in San Diego, California. 9781426793042 | $34.99

The New Testament Methods and Meanings Warren Carter and Amy-Jill Levine

In this concise, accessible book, Warren Carter and A.J. Levine introduce three aspects of New Testament study: the world of the text (plots, characters, setting, and themes), the world behind the text (the concerns, circumstances, and experiences of the early Christian communities), and the world in front of the text (the meaning for contemporary readers). Warren Carter is Professor of New Testament at Brite Divinity School in Fort Worth, TX. Amy-Jill Levine is Professor of New Testament and Jewish Studies at Vanderbilt Divinity School and College of Arts and Sciences. 9781426741906 | $39.99

Voice, Word, and Spirit

A Pentecostal Old Testament Survey Rickie D. Moore and Brian Neil Peterson Pentecostalism is a movement that, in a little over a century, has encircled the globe and, either directly or indirectly, has impacted and influenced every quarter of Christendom. In the post-modern situation that has forced all of us to a greater awareness of the contextual particularities of how we see and read things, it is time for offering a survey of Scripture that speaks both from and to the manifold global context of Pentecostal faith. Rickie D. Moore is Associate Dean of the School of Religion and Professor of Old Testament at Lee University. Brian Neil Peterson is Assistant Professor of Old Testament at Lee University. 9781501815164 | $34.99

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New! Ecclesiology in the New Testament E. Elizabeth Johnson

The earliest Christians thought of themselves in communal terms. They did not simply make individual commitments to Jesus as God’s messiah; they constituted themselves as communities shaped by the in-breaking of God’s realm. They likely learned to do so from Jesus himself. When he summoned an inner circle of his followers and numbered them twelve, he signaled that his ministry had the character of a reform movement within Israel. E. Elizabeth Johnson Dr. E. Elizabeth Johnson is J. Davison Philips Professor of New Testament at Columbia Theological Seminary in Decatur, Georgia. 9781426771934 | $29.99 | March, 2020

New! The Prophetic Literature

Carolyn J. Sharp This unique introduction to the Prophetic books provides a comprehensive examination of one of the most important, and misunderstood genres of the Hebrew Bible. It examines the nature and purpose of prophetic literature, as well as providing an in-depth account of the origins and development of each individual book. Carolyn J. Sharp is Professor of Homiletics at Yale Divinity School. 9781426765049 | $29.99 | May, 2019

Apocalyptic Literature in the New Testament Greg Carey 9781426771958 | $32.99 Christology in the New Testament David L. Bartlett 9781426766350 | $29.99 God in the New Testament Warren Carter 9781426766336 | $32.99 John and the Johannine Letters Colleen M. Conway 9781426766398 | $29.99

The Dead Sea Scrolls Peter W. Flint 9780687494491 | $32.99 The Holy Spirit in the New Testament John T. Carroll 9781426766374 | $29.99 The Pentateuch Marvin A. Sweeney 9781426765032 | $29.99 Wisdom Literature Samuel E. Balentine 9781426765025 | $29.99

The Apocrypha David A. deSilva 9781426742354 | $17.99

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BIBLICAL STUDIES The Abingdon Introduction to the Bible: Understanding Jewish and Christian Scriptures Joel S. Kaminsky, Joel N. Lohr 9781426751073 | $39.99 An Introduction to Jesus and the Gospels Frederick J. Murphy 9781426749155 | $32.99 Barnabas vs. Paul: To Encourage or Confront? C. K. Robertson 9781630882778 | $21.99 Biblical Interpretation: A Roadmap Sharon H. Ringe, Frederick C. Tiffany 9780687016082 | $28.99 Christ and Community: The Gospel Witness to Jesus Suzanne Watts Henderson 9781426793080 | $39.99 Essential Bible Study Tools for Ministry David R. Bauer 9781426755170 | $46.99 From Crisis to Christ: A Contextual Introduction to the New Testament Paul N. Anderson 9781426751042 | $39.99 A Grammar for Biblical Hebrew (Revised Edition) C. L. Seow 9781426789076 | $39.99

The Kingdom of God John Bright 9780687209088 | $28.99 The Life & Teaching of Jesus Christ James S. Stewart 9780687092499 | $22.99 The New Testament: Its Background, Growth, & Content Third Edition Bruce M. Metzger 9781426772498 | $29.99 Paul: Apostle and Fellow Traveler Jerry L. Sumney 9781426741975 | $32.99 The Roman Empire and the New Testament: An Essential Guide Warren Carter 9780687343942 | $19.99 Santa Biblia: The Bible Through Hispanic Eyes Justo L. Gonzรกlez 9780687014521 | $19.99 Seized by Truth: Reading the Bible as Scripture Joel B. Green 9780687023554 | $28.99 Studying the Old Testament: A Companion Rhonda Burnette-Bletsch 9780687646234 | $32.99

The Hebrew Bible for Beginners: A Jewish & Christian Introduction Joel N. Lohr, Joel S. Kaminsky 9781426775635 | $39.99

A Theological Introduction to the Old Testament 2nd Edition Bruce C. Birch, Walter Brueggemann 9780687066766 | $44.99

An Illustrated Guide to the Holy Land for Tour Groups, Students, and Pilgrims Lamontte M. Luker 9781426757297 | $24.99

You Are My People: An Introduction to Prophetic Literature Louis Stulman, Hyun Chul Paul Kim 9780687465651 | $25.99

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Abingdon Old Testament Commentaries The Abingdon Old Testament Commentaries series offers compact, critical commentaries on all the books of the Old Testament. In addition to providing fundamental information on and insights into Old Testament writings, these commentaries exemplify the tasks and procedures of careful, critical exegesis so as to assist students of the Old Testament in coming to an informed engagement of the biblical texts themselves.

Numbers Carolyn Pressler 9781501846533 | $43.99 Ecclesiastes Julie Ann Duncan 9781501837579 | $43.99 Esther Linda M. Day 9780687497928 | $30.99 Lamentations Dianne Bergant 9780687084616 | $25.49 Leviticus Timothy M. Willis 9781426700170 | $41.99 Psalms 1-72 Richard J. Clifford 9780687027118 | $35.49

Ezekiel Nancy R. Bowen 9781426704451 | $39.99 Deuteronomy Walter Brueggemann 9780687084715 | $42.99 Psalms 73-150 Richard J. Clifford 9780687064687 | $35.49 Daniel Donald E. Gowan 9780687084210 | $24.99

Hosea, Joel, Amos, Obadiah, Jonah, Micah: Minor Prophets Daniel J. Simundson 9780687342440 | $39.99 1 & 2 Kings Gina Hens-Piazza 9780687490219 | $46.49 Jeremiah Louis Stulman 9780687057962 | $48.49

Ruth Judy Fentress-Williams 9781426746253 | $24.49

Nahum, Habakkuk, Zephaniah, Haggai, Zechariah, Malachi Julia M. O’Brien 9780687340316 | $35.49

Proverbs Christine R. Yoder 9781426700019 | $46.49

1 & 2 Chronicles Steven L. McKenzie 9780687007509 | $42.99

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Abingdon New Testament Commentaries The Abingdon New Testament Commentaries series provides compact, critical commentaries on the writings of the New Testament. These commentaries are written with special attention to the needs and interests of theological students, but they will also be useful for students in upperlevel college or university settings, as well as for pastors and other religious leaders. In addition to providing basic information about the New Testament texts and insights into their meanings, these commentaries are intended to exemplify the tasks and procedures of careful, critical biblical exegesis.

Matthew Donald Senior 9780687057665 | $35.49

2 Corinthians Calvin J. Roetzel 9780687056774 | $25.99

Hebrews Victor C. Pfitzner 9780687057245 | $23.99

Mark C. Clifton Black 9780687058419 | $28.99

Galatians Sam K. Williams 9780687057078 | $23.99

James C. Freeman Sleeper 9780687058167 | $23.99

Luke Robert C. Tannehill 9780687061327 | $35.99

Ephesians Pheme Perkins 9780687056996 | $23.99

1 Peter M. Eugene Boring 9780687058549 | $23.99

John D. Moody Smith 9780687058129 | $36.49

Philippians & Philemon Carolyn Osiek 9780687058228 | $25.99

1, 2, & 3 John David Rensberger 9780687057221 | $23.99

Acts Beverly Roberts Gaventa 9780687058211 | $35.49

Colossians David M. Hay 9780687058020 | $25.99

Jude & 2 Peter Steven J. Kraftchick 9780687057627 | $23.99

Romans Leander E. Keck 9780687057054 | $28.99

1 & 2 Thessalonians Victor Paul Furnish 9780687057436 | $23.99

Revelation Leonard L. Thompson 9780687056798 | $26.99

1 Corinthians Richard A. Horsley 9780687058389 | $26.99

1 & 2 Timothy and Titus Jouette M. Bassler 9780687001576 | $24.99

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Interpreting Biblical Texts series Biblical texts create worlds of meaning and invite readers to enter them. When readers enter such textual worlds, which are often strange and complex, they are confronted with theological claims. With this in mind, the purpose of the Interpreting Biblical Texts series is to help dedicated students in their experience of reading and interpreting by providing guides for their journeys into textual worlds. The controlling perspective is expressed in the operative word of the title: interpreting. The primary focus of the series is not so much on the world behind the texts or out of which the texts have arisen as on the worlds created by the texts in their engagement with readers.

The Pentateuch Terence E. Fretheim 9780687008421 | $25.99

The Gospel of Mark Donald H. Juel 9780687008490 | $23.99

The Historical Books Richard D. Nelson 9780687008438 | $23.99

The Gospel of Luke and Acts of the Apostles F. Scott Spencer, Beverly Roberts Gaventa 9780687008506 | $25.99

The Prophetic Literature Marvin A. Sweeney 9780687008445 | $24.99 Psalms William P. Brown 9780687008452 | $22.99 The Wisdom Literature Richard J. Clifford 9780687008469 | $25.99

The Gospel and Letters of John R. Alan Culpepper 9780687008513 | $33.49 The Letters of Paul 9780687008520 | $24.99 The Apocalyptic Literature Stephen L. Cook 9780687051960 | $24.99

The Gospel of Matthew Donald Senior 9780687008483 | $23.99

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The New Interpreter’s® Bible Commentary Ten-Volume Set Leander E. Keck, General Editor

The newest addition to the New Interpreter’s® Bible brand is a ten-volume set of the commentary-only from the New Interpreter’s Bible Commentary. The New Interpreter’s® Bible Commentary offers critically sound biblical interpretations. Guided by scholars, pastors, and laity representing diverse traditions and academic experience, this collection of commentary meets the needs of preachers, teachers, and all students of the Bible. This easy-to-use format offers a detailed, critical commentary providing an exegetical “closereading” of the biblical text and reflections that present a detailed exposition of issues raised in the biblical text. It offers introductions to each book that cover essential historical, sociocultural, literary, and theological issues. The New Interpreter’s® Bible Commentary features an ecumenical roster of contributors and comprehensive, concise articles. The set features numerous visual aids including illustrations, maps, charts and timelines to enhance its use. Hardcover | 9781426739125 | $499.99 The New Interpreter’s® Bible One-Volume Commentary Stephen L. Cook, Emerson B. Powery 9780687334117 | $76.99 The New Interpreter’s® Dictionary of the Bible Five-Volume Set 9780687333462 | $399.99 The New Interpreter’s® Bible Old Testament Survey Ronald E Clements, Bruce C. Birch 9780687053445 | $47.99 The New Interpreter’s® Bible New Testament Survey Pheme Perkins, R. Alan Culpepper 9780687054343 | $44.99 Global Bible Commentary Daniel Patte 9780687064038 | $42.99

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Offering Christ

John Wesley’s Evangelistic Vision Jack Jackson After decades of conversation serving up a mosaic of understandings of Wesleyan evangelism (focusing on proclamation, initiation, and embodiment), Jack Jackson offers a clearer portrait of Wesley’s evangelistic vision, understood through the lens of “offering grace.” 9781501814228 | $39.99 | June, 2017

The Journal Letters and Related Biographical Items of the Reverend Charles Wesley, M.A. Frank Baker, Richard P. Heitzenrater, Randy L. Maddox, editors

As a primary record of one of the founders of the Wesleyan/Methodist movement, Charles Wesley’s Journal is crucial to an understanding of the beginnings of that movement. It is an indispensable interpretive companion to John Wesley’s Journal, diaries, and letters. 9781501854965 | $74.99 | March, 2018

The Letters of Dr. Thomas Coke John A. Vickers, editor

For forty years on either side of the death of John Wesley in 1791, Thomas Coke was a key figure in the development of Methodism on both sides of the Atlantic. His surviving correspondence is the most personal evidence he has left us of a man who “wore his heart on his sleeve.” 9781426757716 | $89.99 | June, 2013 A Living Tradition Mary Elizabeth Mullino Moore 9781426777516 | $39.99 Aldersgate Reconsidered Randy L. Maddox 9780687009848 | $21.99 Doctrine and Theology in The United Methodist Church Thomas A. Langford 9780687110193 | $27.99 Early Methodist Life and Spirituality Lester Ruth 9780687342747 | $38.99 Early Methodist Spirituality Paul W. Chilcote 9780687334162 | $43.99 Fellowship of Love Alice Knotts 9780687027194 | $28.99

John Wesley's Conception and Use of Scripture Scott J. Jones 9780687204663 | $29.99 Methodist and Pietist Jason E. Vickers, J Steven O Malley, 9781426714351 | $47.99 Methodist and Radical John Vincent, Joerg Rieger 9780687038718 | $33.99 Our Calling to Fulfill Robin W. Lovin, Timothy Macquiban 9781426700491 | $32.99 Reconsidering Arminius Keith D. Stanglin, Mark G. Bilby, Mark H. Mann 9781426796548 | $39.99 Responsible Grace Randy L. Maddox 9780687003341 | $34.99

Rethinking Wesley's Theology for Contemporary Methodism Randy L. Maddox 9780687060450 | $31.99 The Journals of Dr. Thomas Coke John A. Vickers 9780687054213 | $39.99 The Methodist Conference in America Russell E. Richey 9780687021871 | $26.99 Theology and Evangelism in the Wesleyan Heritage James C. Logan 9780687413959 | $23.99 Wesleyan Beliefs Ted A. Campbell 9781426711367 | $49.99

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New! Submitting to Be More Vile The Illustrated Adventures of John & Charles Wesley Charlie Baber

On April 2, 1739, John Wesley realized that the pulpits and sanctuaries were closed to him. If he wanted to follow God’s call, he had to give up the stuffy trappings of a Church of England priest and an Oxford don and go to the people. He famously wrote, “At four in the afternoon, I submitted to be more vile and proclaimed in the highways the glad tidings of salvation.” Today we are proclaiming the glad tidings of salvation—and the other things that come with church—with comics. Charlie Barber is a deacon in The United Methodist Church, and serves as a minister to youth and families. 9781501889479 | $19.99 | October, 2019

The Sermons of John Wesley A Collection for the Christian Journey Kenneth J. Collins, Jason E. Vickers, editors

A new and engaging collection of sermons that embraces the historic 44 sermons that John Wesley approved, plus the 8 more of the North American collection (52 sermons) and to this is added 8 sermons, carefully chosen, to fill things out for contemporary interests resulting in a grand total of sixty sermons. Each sermon (which employs the text from  the Bicentennial edition of Wesley’s works) is preceded by a brief introduction and an outline.  9781426742316 | $49.99

A Real Christian The Life of John Wesley Kenneth J. Collins 9780687082469 | $23.99

The New Creation John Wesley’s Theology Today Theodore Runyon 9780687096022 | $28.99

An Exact Likeness The Portraits of John Wesley Richard P. Heitzenrater 9781501816604 | $39.99

The Scripture Way of Salvation The Heart of John Wesley’s Theology Kenneth J. Collins 9780687009626 | $29.99

John Wesley’s Sermons An Anthology Albert C. Outler 9780687204953 | $29.99

The Theology of John Wesley Holy Love and the Shape of Grace Kenneth J. Collins 9780687646333 | $39.99

Reading Scripture as Wesleyans Joel B. Green 9781426706912 | $17.99

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Five Marks of a Methodist The Fruit of a Living Faith Steve Harper

This brief book provides a meditation on each of five characteristics of a Methodist: loves God, rejoices in God, gives thanks, prays constantly, and loves others. Steve Harper is a retired United Methodist Elder in the Florida Annual Conference, and a retired seminary professor who taught for 32 years in the disciplines of Spiritual Formation and Wesley Studies. Hardcover | 9781501800597 | $8.99 Leader Guide | 9781501820243 | $9.99 DVD | 9781501820229 | $29.99 Participant Character Guide | 9781501820267 | $4.99

A Wesleyan Spiritual Reader Rueben P. Job 9780687057016 | $24.99 Five Means of Grace Experience God’s Love the Wesleyan Way Elaine A. Heath 9781501835643 | $9.99 Five Means of Grace: DVD 9781501835575 | $34.99

Three Simple Rules A Wesleyan Way of Living Rueben P. Job 9780687649662 | $6.99 Three Simple Rules for Christian Living DVD A Six-Week Study for Adults Rueben P. Job 9781501840166 | $29.99

Five Means of Grace: Leader Guide 9781501835551 | $12.99

Three Simple Rules for Christian Living Leader Guide Jeanne Torrence Finley, Rueben P. Job 9781501840173 | $13.99

The Method of Our Mission United Methodist Polity & Organization Laceye C. Warner 9781426767173 | $34.99

Wesley and the People Called Methodists Second Edition Richard P. Heitzenrater 9781426742248 | $32.99

One Faithful Promise The Wesleyan Covenant for Renewal Magrey deVega 9781501824920 | $9.99

Wesley and the People Called Methodists Second Edition: Hardcover 9781630885793 | $39.99

One Faithful Promise: DVD 9781501824982 | $39.99 One Faithful Promise: Leader Guide 9781501824968 | $9.99

Wesley and the Quadrilateral Renewing the Conversation Rebekah L. Miles, Ted A. Campbell 9780687060559 | $25.99

One Faithful Promise: Participant Guide 9781501824944 | $4.99

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WESLEYAN/METHODIST STUDIES American Methodism: A Compact History Russell E. Richey, Jean Miller Schmidt 9781426742279 | $32.99

Practical Divinity Volume One Revised Edition: Theology in the Wesleyan Tradition Thomas A. Langford 9780687073825 | $33.99

Black United Methodists: Retrospect and Prospect 9781426749162 | $25.99

Practical Divinity Volume Two: Readings in Wesleyan Theology Thomas A. Langford 9780687012473 | $29.99

Grace Sufficient: A History of Women in American Methodism 1760-1968 Jean Miller Schmidt 9780687156757 | $33.99 Key United Methodist Beliefs William J. Abraham, David F. Watson 9781426756610 | $17.99 Living Grace: An Outline of United Methodist Theology Walter Klaiber ,Manfred Marquardt 9780687054527 | $37.99 Meet the Goodpeople: Wesley's 7 Ways to Share Faith Roger Ross 9781630885724 | $16.99 Methodism's Racial Dilemma: The Story of the Central Jurisdiction James S. Thomas 9780687371297 | $22.99 Methodist Doctrine: The Essentials, Revised Edition Ted A. Campbell 9781426727016 | $22.99 The Methodist Experience in America Volume II: Sourcebook Russell E. Richey, Kenneth E. Rowe 9780687246731 | $54.99 The Methodist Experience in America Volume I: A History Russell E. Richey, Kenneth E. Rowe 9780687246724 | $52.99 The New Creation: John Wesley's Theology Today Theodore Runyon 9780687096022 | $28.99

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Reading Scripture as Wesleyans Joel B. Green 9781426706912 | $17.99 This We Believe: The Core of Wesleyan Faith and Practice William H. Willimon 9781426706899 | $17.99 Top 10 United Methodist Beliefs Don Adams 9781501804229 | $16.99 United Methodism and American Culture Volume 5: Marks of Methodism Theology in Ecclesial Practice Russell E. Richey, Dennis M. Campbell 9780687329397 | $22.99 The United Methodist Deacon: Ordained to Word, Service, Compassion, and Justice Margaret Ann Crain 9781426776113 | $17.99 United Methodist Doctrine: The Extreme Center Scott J. Jones 9780687034857 | $33.99 Wesley One Volume Commentary Kenneth J. Collins, Robert W. Wall 9781501823916 | $89.99


NEW! The Works of John Wesley, Volume 32 Medical and Health Writings James G. Donat and Randy L. Maddox

From the beginning of his ministry John Wesley was committed to nurturing in his own life and in the communities he served “health of body and of soul.” This volume provides a window into his concern for “health of body” by collecting all of his writings related to health and wellness. These range from his best-selling home guide to health care, the Primitive Physic, through his recommendation of electrical-shock therapy, to his concern for nervous disorders. The volume will be of keen interest to all who are committed to recovering Wesley’s holistic understanding of salvation and ministry in the present church, as well as to those seeking a better understanding of medical care in the eighteenth century. James G. Donat graduated from McCormick Theological Seminary and the Wellcome Institute, University of London, receiving the PhD in the history and philosophy of science/medicine. He is an independent scholar with work focusing on John Wesley and medicine. Randy L. Maddox is William Kellon Quick Professor of Church History and Wesley Studies at TheDivinity School, Duke University. Hardcover: 9781501859014 | $59.99

All volumes of The Works of John Wesley series are hardcover with printed dust jackets and are priced at $59.99 per volume. Sermons I (1–33), Volume 1 9780687462100 Sermons II (34–70), Volume 2 9780687462117 Sermons III (71–114), Volume 3 9780687462124 Sermons IV (115–151), Volume 4 9780687462131 A Collection of Hymns for the Use of the People Called Methodists, Volume 7 9780687462186 The Methodist Societies History, Nature, and Design, Volume 9 9780687462148 The Methodist Societies, The Minutes of Conference, Volume 10 9781426711909

The Appeals to Men of Reason and Religion and Certain Related Open Letters, Volume 11 9780687462155 Doctrinal and Controversial Treatises I, Volume 12 9781426744303 Doctrinal and Controversial Treatises II, Volume 13 9781426766978 Journal and Diaries I (1735–1738), Volume 18 9780687462216

Journal and Diaries IV (1755–1765), Volume 21 9780687462254 Journal and Diaries V (1765–1775), Volume 22 9780687462261 Journal and Diaries VI (1776–1786), Volume 23 9780687462278 Journal and Diaries VII (1787–1791), Volume 24 9780687033492 Letters I (1721–1739), Volume 25 9780687462162

Journal and Diaries II (1738– 1743), Volume 19 9780687462223

Letters II (1740–1755), Volume 26 9780687462179

Journal and Diaries III (1743–1754), Volume 20 9780687462230

Letters III (1756-1765), Volume 27 9781501806223

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New! Exclusion and Embrace, Revised and Updated A Theological Exploration of Identity, Otherness, and Reconciliation Miroslav Volf

Being dierent in some way has come to be defined as in and of itself evil. Reaching back to the New Testament metaphor of salvation as reconciliation, Volf proposes the idea embrace of the other as a theological response to the problem of exclusion. Volf has updated and revised his highly acclaimed Exclusion and Embrace to account for today’s evolving dynamics and epidemic levels of xenophobia, and inter-ethnic and international strife. Miroslav Volf is the Henry B. Wright Professor of Theology at Yale Divinity School. 9781501861079 | $32.99 | August, 2019

New! Active Faith

Resisting 4 Dangerous Ideologies with the Wesleyan Way Paul W. Chilcote Christians are invited to practice the way of Jesus by engaging in four formative practices representing central themes of the Wesleyan way: humility, hospitality, healing, and holiness to resist the growing dangers of Christian fundamentalism, nationalism, dispensationalism, and antinomianism. Paul W. Chilcote is a retired United Methodist elder and professor of historical theology and Wesleyan studies who has taught on three continents. 9781791001728 | $13.99 | October, 2019

New! Holy Love

A Biblical Theology for Human Sexuality Steve Harper Steve Harper shows how teachings of what the Bible says about sexuality and marriage are more complex than often portrayed. A fresh and rigorous theological examination of the Bible’s teachings is required. This book will help church leaders and small groups make the constructive case that biblical, Christian teaching is compatible with faithful, covenantal love and intimacy amidst all sexual orientations. Steve Harper is a retired United Methodist Elder in the Florida Annual Conference, and a retired seminary Professor who taught in the disciplines of Spiritual Formation and Wesley Studies. 9781501896088 | $13.99 | April, 2019

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Holding Faith

A Practical Introduction to Christian Doctrine Cynthia L. Rigby This introduction to Christian theology shows how various understandings of particular doctrines play out in relation to the way we live our lives. It explores the content of core Christian doctrines and celebrates the “so what?” of each. Using theological literature and Scripture, but also current events, sociology, fiction, and movies, Rigby shows that theology is key to how we come to understand and negotiate our world. Cynthia L. Rigby is The W.C. Brown Professor of Theology at Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary in Austin, Texas. 9781426758140 | $39.99

A New Church and A New Seminary Theological Education Is the Solution David McAllister-Wilson

The future of the church and the future of the seminary are inextricably linked. Before, seminaries prepared pastors to maintain healthy churches in stable neighborhoods. Now, every neighborhood is changing and many churches are losing their members and their confidence. A new kind of seminary is regenerating to foster hope, wisdom, creativity, and engagement with the great issues of our day. David McAllister-Wilson is president of Wesley Theological Seminary in Washington DC. 9781501858895 | $19.99

The History of Theological Education Justo L. González

“Justo González provides historical case studies demonstrating the place of theological education in the formation of Christian communities, but he also reveals the connections between theory and practice, theological knowledge and cultural understandings, formation and knowledge, specialization and the people’s awareness, and action and reflection.” —Jack L. Seymour, professor of religious education, Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary. Justo L. González has taught at the Evangelical Seminary of Puerto Rico and Candler School of Theology, Emory University. 9781426781919 | $39.99

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Calvin vs. Wesley

Bringing Belief in Line with Practice Don Thorsen The theology “de jour” originates with John Calvin, with an emphasis on “the elect” and “sovereign will of God.”  So much Calvinism saturates our air that Christians may not know there is another way of thinking about their faith, one well represented by Wesley. But no matter what people think, many act in ways that promise to change the world by offering grace and hope but also by helping to provide food and shelter to hurting people. In other words, they believe like Calvinists but they live like Wesleyans Don Thorsen s Professor of Theology and Chair of the Department of Theology and Ethics at Haggard Graduate School of Theology, Azusa Pacific University. 9781426743351 | $19.99

Jesus vs. Caesar

For People Tired of Serving the Wrong God Joerg Rieger When we observe a tension between Jesus and Caesar, we acknowledge that a fundamental tension remains at the heart of Christianity. The tension is not between religion and atheism or secularism. Nor is it between organized religion and personal spirituality or between Christianity and other religions. The tension is located within the heart of Christianity itself because it is a radical conflict between faith that is life-giving for all and faith that is damaging and destructive of people and the earth. Joerg Rieger holds the Cal Turner Chancellor’s Chair in Wesleyan Studies and is Distinguished Professor of Theology in the Divinity School and Graduate Department of Religion at Vanderbilt University. 9781501842672 | $19.99

Luther vs. Pope Leo A Conversation in Purgatory Paul R. Hinlicky

Martin Luther and Pope Leo X awake in the afterlife. It is 2017, and they have been asleep since the posting of the Ninety-Five Theses in 1517, the imagined execution of Luther, and the death of Leo in a strange accident. To their mutual chagrin not only does each discover the other face-to-face in “heaven,” but they learn that by divine decree they are roomed together indefinitely. The pope’s first reaction to the news is that this is his purgatory for the sins of the Medicis. Luther despairs that he is in hell: “It was works after all,” he surmises. Paul R. Hinlicky is the Tise Professor of Lutheran Studies at Roanoke College and an internationally known theologian. 9781501804205 | $19.99

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THEOLOGY A Community Called Atonement Scot McKnight 9780687645541 | $19.99 Counterfeit Christianity: The Persistence of Errors in the Church Roger E. Olson 9781426772290 | $19.99 Counterfeit Christianity DVD and Leader Guide Roger E. Olson, Magrey deVega 9781501806360 | $39.99 Counterfeit Christianity Leader Guide Roger E. Olson, Magrey deVega 9781501813245 | $4.99 The Disabled God: Toward a Liberatory Theology of Disability Nancy L. Eiesland 9780687108015 | $21.99 The Holy Spirit Stanley Hauerwas, William H. Willimon 9781426778636 | $13.99 Introduction to Christian Theology Justo L. GonzĂĄlez, Zaida Maldonado Perez 9780687095735 | $22.99

Liberating Black Church History Making It Plain Juan M. Floyd-Thomas 9780687332755 | $19.99 Readings in Christian Thought Second Edition Hugh T. Kerr 9780687355471 | $37.99 The Rebirth of African Orthodoxy: Return to Foundations Thomas C. Oden 9781501819094 | $25.99 The Surprising Imagination of C. S. Lewis: An Introduction Jerry Root, Mark Neal 9781426795107 | $34.99 Trinity: The God We Don’t Know Jason Byassee 9781630887865 | $13.99 The Virtual Body of Christ in a Suffering World Deanna A. Thompson 9781501815188 | $21.99

Abingdon Pillars of Theology Abingdon Pillars of Theology is a series for the college and seminary classroom designed to help students grasp the basic and necessary facts, influence, and significance of major theologians. Written by major scholars, these books will outline the context, methodology, organizing principles, primary contributions, and major writings of people who have shaped theology as we know it today.

Augustine Eugene TeSelle 9780687053612 | $12.99

H. Richard Niebuhr Donald W. Shriver, Jr. 9780687657315 | $16.99

Reinhold Niebuhr Robin W. Lovin 9780687646128 | $12.99

Barth Eberhard Busch 9780687492466 | $15.99

Kierkegaard Lee C. Barrett, III 9780687465262 | $13.99

Schleiermacher Terrence Tice 9780687343348 | $14.99

Calvin George W. Stroup 9780687659135 | $11.99

Luther Scott Hendrix 9780687656417 | $14.99

Tillich Donald W. Musser Joseph Price 9780687343447 | $15.99

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Why Salvation? Joel B. Green

When we say “Jesus saves,” we stand on scripture that proclaims a God who, through Jesus, heals, liberates, and rescues. Like each generation that has gone before, we too must find our own awareness and then respond and participate in God’s work as transformed people, serving together as the Body of Christ, who have also signed up for ongoing, personal, and social transformation. Joel B. Green is Professor of New Testament Interpretation at Fuller Theological Seminary in Pasadena, California. 9781426756993 | $29.99

Why The Cross? Donald Senior

The meaning of Jesus’s execution on a Roman cross is one of the most divisive issues in contemporary theological discourse, because issues related to the goodness of God and the place of suffering in the Christian life are at stake. It is important that we recover the meaning of the cross as a metaphor for discipleship. Donald Senior is President Emeritus and Professor of New Testament Studies and President of Catholic Theological Union, Chicago, Illinois. 9781426759345 | $29.99

Why the Church?

Robert W. Wall; General Editor Joel B. Green The church, God’s herald, with its sacred vocation, every demonstration of the church’s oneness, holiness, catholicity, and apostolicity—each eschatological mark enabled and brought to maturity by God’s grace—is the concrete means to address our theological crisis. Robert W. Wall is the Paul T. Walls Professor of Scripture and Wesleyan Studies at Seattle Pacific University in Seattle, Washington. 9781426759383 | $29.99

Why Mission?

Dean Flemming; General Editor Joel B. Green Recent years have seen heightened efforts at reading the New Testament in terms of God’s mission. This has pressed against commitments to a dispassionate reading of the New Testament books in favor of a selfinvolved, missiological reading. This book harvests recent efforts as well as extends the conversation by an approach that takes seriously the contributions of diverse New Testament voices. Dean Flemming is professor of New Testament and missions at MidAmerica Nazarene University in Olathe, Kansas. 9781426759369 | $29.99

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World Christianity

A Historical and Theological Introduction Lalsangkima Pachuau Non-Western Christianity is reshaping Christianity for all of us. This shift is not just geographical. World Christianity is ultimately about the changing and diversifying character of Christianity and a renewed recognition of the dynamic universality of Christian faith itself: Christianity is a shared religion in that people of different cultures and societies make it their own while being transformed by it. Dr. Lalsangkima Pachuau is the John Wesley Beeson Professor of Christian Mission and Dean of Advanced Research Programs at Asbury Seminary. 9781426753183 | $34.99

Handbook of Denominations in the United States, 14th Edition Roger E. Olson, Frank S. Mead, Samuel S. Hill, and Craig D. Atwood

The Handbook of Denominations in the United States has long been the gold standard for reference works about religious bodies in America. The purpose of this Handbook is to provide accurate and objective information about the most significant Christian traditions and denominations in the United States today. It contains descriptions of over 200 distinct Christian denominations as well as overviews of the several major Christian traditions to which they belong—based on shared historical and theological roots and commitments. The 14th edition is completely updated with current statistics, new denominations, and recent trends. The book has been made more useful and manageable by moving very small groups into broader articles while giving more detail and description to the large and influential denominations. 9781501822513 | $29.99

To All Nations From All Nations A History of the Christian Missionary Movement Carlos F. Cardoza-Orlandi, Justo L. González

Broadly introduces missionary practices and historical figures using three perspectives: missionary activity proceeding from the margins; the cross-cultural, cross-confessional, and crossreligious dynamics; and the view that much missionary activity is generated by national rather than international missionaries. Includes a chapter on the postmodern and postcolonial world. Hardcover: 9781630885762 | $59.99 Paperback: 9781426754890 | $49.99 Church History, An Essential Guide Justo L. González 9780687016112 | $19.99 | September, 1996

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A History of Christian Thought In One Volume Justo L. González

In this revised and updated version of his popular history, Justo González shows how Christian thought evolved from the birth of Christ, to the Apostles, to the early church, to the flowering of Christianity, to now. He takes the reader through Nicea and Chalcedon, the Latin West and Byzantine East in the Middle Ages, and the continuing development of Protestant, Catholic, and Orthodox Christianities through modernity in the twentieth century to postmodernity in the twenty-first. Hardcover: 9781630884192 | $59.99 Paperback: 9781426757778 | $49.99

Nuestra Fe

A Latin American Church History Sourcebook Ondina E. González and Justo L. González Spanning more than 500 years, includes sources that look at the way Christianity manifested and continues to manifest itself in the life of Latin American society. Ondina E. González is an independent scholar who has been a visiting professor at Agnes Scott College and Emory University. Justo L. González has taught at the Evangelical Seminary of Puerto Rico and Candler School of Theology, Emory University. Hardcover: 9781630885816 | $54.99 Paperback: 9781426774263 | $44.99

A Sense of the Heart

Christian Religious Experience in the United States Bill J. Leonard Traces the nature of religious experience from the colonial era to the present, defining its nature while describing common and distinct approaches in the work of various writers and practitioners. Bill J. Leonard is James and Marilyn Dunn Professor of Church History and Baptist Studies at Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. Hardcover: 9781630885854 | $54.99 Paperback: 9781426754906 | $44.99

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New! Caring

Six Steps for Effective Pastoral Conversations Denise Massey Caring: Six Steps for Effective Pastoral Conversations is designed to help ministers and pastoral care givers solve one of their most significant problems. They are called upon to “fix” all manner of human problems, and this expectation often leaves them feeling overwhelmed, highly stressed, or woefully unprepared. Help is available! Author Denise Massey will teach readers how to coach people to access their own spiritual and personal resources, invoking both God’s help and the person’s own deep inner wisdom. Denise Massey is the Associate Professor of Pastoral Care and Counseling at McAfee School of Theology of Mercer University. 9781501884580 | $18.99 | November, 2019

New! Ministry with the Forgotten Dementia through a Spiritual Lens Kenneth L. Carder

Dementia diseases represent a crisis of faith for many family members and congregations. Magnifying this crisis is the way people with dementia tend to be objectified by both medical and religious communities. They are recipients of treatment and projects for mission. Ministry is done to and for them rather than with them. Kenneth L. Carder is Ruth W. and A. Morris Williams, Jr. Distinguished Professor Emeritus at Duke Divinity School and Senior Visiting Professor of Wesley Studies at Lutheran Theological Southern Seminary Columbia, SC. Carder is a retired Bishop in The United Methodist Church. 9781501880247 | $22.99 | September, 2019

Pastor as Counselor Wise Presence, Sacred Conversation John Patton

This very practical book offers no-nonsense instructions for pastors, chaplains, and ministers whose real specialty is the practice of relational wisdom. Patton provides a helpful, step-by-step template for pastoral counseling sessions and clear guidelines for understanding when to defer and how to refer—all while remaining faithful to the basic pastoral calling to connect persons seeking help with the relationships and resources they need to deal with their lives. John Patton is the Professor Emeritus of Pastoral Theology at Columbia Theological Seminary in Decatur, Georgia, and a retired United Methodist minister. 9781630886905 | $21.99

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CARE & COUNSELING African American Pastoral Care Revised Edition Edward P. Wimberly 9780687649495 | $19.99 Basic Types of Pastoral Care & Counseling: Resources for the Ministry of Healing & Growth, Third Edition Howard Clinebell, Charlotte Ellen 9780687663804 | $34.99 Crisis Counseling in the Congregation Dr. Larry E. Webb 9781426726989 | $16.99 Cut Dead But Still Alive: Caring for African American Young Men Gregory C. Ellison II 9781426703041 | $23.99 Hearing Beyond the Words: How to Become a Listening Pastor Emma J. Justes 9780687494996 | $19.99 Pastoral Care: Telling the Stories of Our Lives Karen D. Scheib 9781426766473 | $36.99 Pastoral Care: An Essential Guide John Patton 9780687053223 | $21.99 Pastoral Care in the Small Membership Church James L. Killen, Jr. 9780687343263 | $16.99 What Do We Tell the Children?: Talking to Kids About Death and Dying Joseph M. Primo 9781426760495 | $17.99

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New! Roots and Routes Calling, Ministry, and the Power of Place Randy G. Litchfield

Why do so many pastors and leaders in seminary and local church ministry feel confused, dissatisfied, or, strangely enough, like they’ve missed their calling? Randy Litchfield’s fresh look at the perennial question of vocation combines theological reflection on the development of personal spiritual identity with a thoughtful look at the significant dimension of place – how the realities of our contexts call for particular responses to vocation in specific times and places. Roots and Routes helps pastors and leaders claim a rich vocational imagination for recognizing God’s ongoing call to partnership in the specific, concrete locales of ministry. Randy G. Litchfield is the Browning Professor of Christian Education at Methodist Theological School in Ohio. 9781501868153 | $34.99 | March 2019

Right Here Right Now The Practice of Christian Mindfulness Amy G. Oden

Growing interest in Christian mindfulness practice is rooted in the rediscovery of ancient Christian practices. Many Christians practice mindfulness outside of church and believe it does not belong to our faith tradition. This book reveals the Christian roots of mindfulness and the actual practices that, when reclaimed, deepen the life of faith and the power of our mission of love in the world. When we understand how radical it is to live in God’s presence right here, right now, our lives are transformed toward mercy, justice and abundant life. Amy G. Oden is Professor of Early Church History and Spirituality at Saint Paul School of Theology at Oklahoma City University. 9781501832499 | $14.99

Reset the Heart

Unlearning Violence, Relearning Hope Mai-Anh Le Tran Educating for faith and justice in a violent world requires an imaginative unlearning and unmaking of the values of violence. Thinking and teaching for violence-resisting action as Christians requires an on-purpose setting of our hearts in a world that violates and harms with impunity. Against violent “disimagination” and its conscience-numbing instruments, Christian religious communities are being challenged to regenerate radical forms of prophetic, protested faith, the skills and instincts of which must be honed deliberately. Mai-Anh Le Tran is Associate Professor of Religious Education and Practical Theology at Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary. 9781501832468 | $34.99 I Wonder: Engaging a Child’s Curiosity about the Bible Elizabeth Caldwell 9781426799921 | $20.99

Teaching Biblical Faith: Leading Small Group Bible Studies Jack L. Seymour 9781630884307 | $17.99

Soul Stories: African American Christian Education Anne E. Streaty Wimberly 9780687494323 | $22.99

Teaching the Way of Jesus: Educating Christians for Faithful Living Jack L. Seymour 9781426765056 | $32.99

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New! Embody

Five Keys to Leading with Integrity Karoline M. Lewis Pastors and other leaders feel trapped in systems and institutions where actions and decisions often seem to have little to do with the scripture they read or the theology they profess. They are swept into leadership norms that resemble business models more than mission. They see in others and (sometimes) recognize in themselves the disconnect between their own theology and their leadership. They feel unable to fully integrate their beliefs with their behavior. Karoline M. Lewis, holds the Marbury Anderson Chair in Biblical Preaching at Luther Seminary in St. Paul, MN. She is a regularly featured presenter and preacher at the Festival of Homiletics and a frequent contributor for numerous Christian journals and online resources. 9781501899423 | $19.99 | May, 2020

New! The Millennial Narrative Sharing a Good Life with the Next Generation Jaco J. Hamman

The Millennial Narrative is written for pastoral leaders who want to welcome millennials, both inside and outside their congregation. The book draws on the wisdom of the prophetic Book of Joel as a narrative worth living into. Jaco J. Hamman is the Director of the Program in Theology and Practice & Associate Professor of Religion, Psychology and Culture at Vanderbilt Divinity School. 9781501839139 | $19.99 | February, 2019 Participant Guide: 9781501839153 | $10.99

God vs. Money

Winning Strategies in the Combat Zone J. Clif Christopher God and Money both make a lot of promises. God keeps all of God’s promises, while Money keeps none. However, Money has better advertising, and we keep falling for it. Here’s how to turn that trend around in your life and in the lives of those you lead. Get practical, up-to-date, expert advice on fundraising—one of the biggest challenges facing church and not-for-profit leaders. J. Clif Christopher is the CEO of Horizons Stewardship Company. 9781501868115 | $16.99 DVD: 9781501891595 | $39.99 Participant Guide: 9781501891571 | $12.99

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New! Christian Leadership

Speaking for God to the people, speaking to God for the people Maxie Dunnam The bedrock grounding of church leaders is in God. This grounding comes through deliberate and explicit attention to God through prayer and self-reflection. Leadership as vocation, Christian leadership, begins with self-leadership, clarifying one’s own heart, one’s whole being, and one’s mind in order to find and show that one’s most basic identity and deepest and most concrete security lie in God—not in success or in pleasing someone else or in being seen as a good person or being loved by a congregation or the faith community we lead. Maxie Dunnam is the author of more than 40 books, including the best-selling Workbook of Living Prayer (over one million copies sold). 9781501883118 | $17.99 | February, 2019

Eight Virtues of Rapidly Growing Churches Matt Miofsky & Jason Byassee

Leaders who are interested in planting or revitalizing congregations often feel discouraged and defeated after leadership conferences, or after reading about the ‘heroes’ of church planting and church growth. Authors Matt Miofsky and Jason Byassee carefully researched, interviewed, and profiled successful church-growers across the U.S., and identified 8 characteristics these leaders and their congregations have in common. Matt Miofsky is Lead Pastor of The Gathering United Methodist Church, Saint Louis, Missouri. Jason Byassee is the Butler Chair in Homiletics and Biblical Interpretation at Vancouver School of Theology. 9781501852732 | $16.99

Five Practices of Fruitful Congregations Revised and Updated Robert Schnase

Over the past ten years, thousands of church leaders have successfully transformed congregations with the principles from the original Five Practices: Radical Hospitality, Passionate Worship, Intentional Faith Development, RiskTaking Mission and Service, and Extravagant Generosity. However, much has changed in the world and the Church. Leaders have discovered new ways to implement the Five Practices in settings that were not imagined when the original book was released. This revised and updated edition of the ministry leadership classic includes a significant amount of new material. 9781501858871 | $18.99

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MINISTRY LEADERSHIP Brain-Savvy Leaders: The Science of Significant Ministry Charles Stone 9781426798337 | 24.99

A New Day in the City: Urban Church Revival Donna Claycomb Sokol L. Roger Owens 9781501818882 | 19.99

Spiritual Leadership: Why Leaders Lead and Who Seekers Follow Thomas G. Bandy 9781501825590 | 19.99

Calling & Character: Virtues of the Ordained Life William H. Willimon 9780687090334 | 22.99

Not Safe for Church: Ten Commandments for Reaching New Generations F. Douglas Powe, Jr., Jasmine Smothers 9781426775765 | 17.99

Strategic Thinking: How to Sustain Effective Ministry Thomas G. Bandy 9781501849619 | 21.99

Christian Social Innovation: Renewing Wesleyan Witness L. Gregory Jones 9781501825774 | 16.99 Church Leadership: Vision, Team, Culture, Integrity, Revised Edition Lovett H. Weems, Jr. 9781426703027 | 19.99 Cryptomnesia: How a Forgotten Memory Could Save the Church Christine A. Chakoian 9781426790607 | 18.99 Just Say Yes!: Unleashing People for Ministry Robert Schnase 9781426776137 | 15.99 Devotional 9781501825798 | 4.99 DVD 9781501825309 | 39.99 Leader Guide 9781501825262 | 9.99 Participant Guide 9781501825286 | 10.99 Leadership in the Wesleyan Spirit Lovett H. Weems, Jr. 9780687046928 | 19.99 Leading the Congregation: Caring for Yourself While Serving the People Norman Shawchuck, Roger Heuser 9781426711398 | 32.99

Pastor: Revised Edition: The Theology and Practice of Ordained Ministry William H. Willimon 9781501804908 | 32.99 re:MIX: Transitioning Your Church to Living Color Bob Whitesel, Mark DeYmaz 9781630886929 | 17.99 Resident Aliens: Life in the Christian Colony (Expanded 25th Anniversary Edition) Stanley Hauerwas, William H. Willimon 9781426781902 | 21.99 Science, Scripture, and Same-Sex Love Michael B. Regele 9781426798290 | 22.99 Servants and Fools: A Biblical Theology of Leadership Arthur Boers 9781426799785 | 21.99 She: Five Keys to Unlock the Power of Women in Ministry Karoline M. Lewis 9781501804946 | 21.99 DVD with Facilitator Guide 9781501842702 | 39.99 Participant Book 9781501842696 | 10.99 Small on Purpose: Life in a Significant Church Lewis A. Parks 9781501827327 | 15.99

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Switch Off: The Clergy Guide to Preserving Energy and Passion for Ministry Heather Bradley, Miriam Bamberger Grogan 9781501810466 | 14.99 Thriving in the Second Chair: Ten Practices for Robust Ministry (When You’re Not in Charge) Mike Bonem 9781501814242 | 19.99 Ultimate Reliance: Breakthrough Prayer Practices for Leaders Sue Nilson Kibbey 9781501870934 | 17.99


Sacred Resistance

A Practical Guide to Christian Witness and Dissent Ginger Gaines-Cirelli Get empowered to speak out and act in troubled times. In the midst of polarized communities and nations, religious leaders across the theological spectrum are seeking help with how to respond and lead in troubled times. The need for courage to speak out and act is ever-present, because every generation faces a new set of fears and troubles. Ginger Gaines-Cirelli is the Senior Pastorat Foundry United Methodist Church in Washington, D.C. 9781501856853 | $14.99

Our Strangely Warmed Hearts Coming Out into God’s Call Karen P. Oliveto

Coming out into one’s authentic, God-created self fosters spiritual renewal and call to ministry. As John Wesley discovered his true spiritual identity, he experienced a strangely warmed heart. Through poignant stories and wellreasoned principles, Karen Oliveto discloses why and how spiritual renewal and a personal call to ministry emerge in the strangely warmed hearts of lesbian and gay Christians. Karen P. Oliveto is bishop of the Mountain Sky Episcopal Area for the United Methodist Church. Previously for eight years, she served as senior pastor of the 12,000-member Glide Memorial United Methodist Church in San Francisco. She is the first openly lesbian bishop in The United Methodist Church. 9781501858918 | $17.99

Fear of the Other No Fear in Love William H. Willimon

There is a distinctively Christian way to engage the so-called “outsider” and “stranger.” Willimon invites readers to an on-the-ground faith that remembers the God who comes to us again and again through so-called outsiders, strangers, immigrants, and those without status. Beyond welcome, Christians must become “other” to the world, shaking off the dominant culture’s identity and privilege through practices of listening, humility, and understanding. William H. Willimon is Professor of the Practice of Christian Ministry at Duke University Divinity School and retired Bishop of the North Alabama Conference of The United Methodist Church. 9781501824753 | $14.99 DVD: 9781501857249 | $29.99 Leader Guide 9781501857300 | $9.99

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FAITH & CULTURE: ETHICS Working Class Rage: A Field Guide to White Anger and Pain Tex Sample 9781501868139 | $17.99 Christian Ethics: An Essential Guide Robin W. Lovin 9780687054626 | $19.99 A Christian Justice for the Common Good Tex Sample 9781501814266 | $19.99 The Fight for Marriage: Church Conflicts and Courtroom Contests Phillip F. Cramer, William L. Harbison 9781501858932 | $14.99 For the Sake of the Bride, Second Edition: Restoring the Church to Her Intended Beauty Steve Harper 9781630885700 | $13.99 GreenFaith: Mobilizing God's People to Save the Earth Fletcher Harper 9781426781759 | $19.99 Holding Up Your Corner: Talking about Race in Your Community F. Willis Johnson 9781501837593 | $15.99 Holding Up Your Corner DVD: Video Stories about Race 9781501837616 | $39.99 Holding Up Your Corner Participant Book: Guided Conversations about Race 9781501837623 | $9.99 An Introduction to Christian Ethics: Goals, Duties, and Virtues Robin W. Lovin 9780687467365 | $32.99 Moral Injury: Restoring Wounded Souls Larry Kent Graham 9781501800757 | $19.99 Seeing Gray in a World of Black and White: Thoughts on Religion, Morality, and Politics Adam Hamilton 9781426766626 | $18.99

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New! Here, Now, With You

Six Movements of Compassion for Life and Leadership Gregg Louis Taylor Families, communities and faith organizations comprise more people who suffer being alone and disconnected than people who find wholeness through healthy, supportive, connection with others. This has profound social implications for individuals, for society, for faith communities, and for those who lead. Compassion is the conduit through which divine to human, and person to person connection flows. Here, Now, with You provides an interactive framework which pastors, leaders in faith communities, organizations, and agencies can use within their respective contexts to facilitate meaningful conversations about compassion imagination and application. Gregg Louis Taylor is an ordained United Methodist minister. As a pastor and community architect with Houston: reVision, he shapes the spiritual and communal infrastructure of this innovative organization which connects the city’s most disconnected youth with caring adults and positive peer relationships. 9781501868177 | $17.99

Sideline Church

Bridging the Chasm between Churches and Culture Thomas G. Bandy Bandy describes the church in America as “sidelined”—observing cultural change but not participating in the game. He suggests proven provocative ways the church can reengage and empathize with the people within their reach. By mining the lifestyle data revealed by the nation’s economic engines and social trends, this frank and groundbreaking sociological analysis is a must read for every church leader who embraces hope for a fragmented, diverse, and polarized world. Thomas G. Bandy is an internationally-recognized church consultant and leadership coach. 9781501871474 | $19.99

Walking with Nehemiah Your Community Is Your Congregation Joseph W. Daniels Jr.

Too often congregations ignore their neighborhoods. They don’t consider the vast resource of people surrounding their church and seem to forget that Pentecost, the very event that gave birth to the church, happened in the streets. This book will give readers inspiration and practical tools for engaging with their communities in ways that help congregations and communities become whole. Joseph W. Daniels Jr. is the lead pastor of the Emory United Methodist Church in Washington, D.C. He also serves as Superintendent of the Greater Washington District in the Baltimore Washington Conference. 9781426781933 | $17.99 Get Their Name: Grow Your Church by Building New Relationships Bob Farr, Doug Anderson 9781426759314 | $14.99

New Wine, New Wineskins: How African American Congregations Can Reach New Generations F. Douglas Powe, Jr. 9781426742224 | $22.99

The Sacred Secular: How God Is Using the World to Shape the Church Dottie Escobedo-Frank, Rob Rynders 9781501810442 | $16.99

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The Artistry of Preaching Series

New! Preaching to Teach Inspire People to Think and Act Richard Voelz

Be equipped to teach through your preaching. Preaching to Teach merges the related functions of preaching and teaching, and equips the reader to accomplish both. In a divided and weary world, preachers struggle with the choice of any number of “images� to describe their preaching identity. But there is an ancient image of the preacher that may help: the preacher as teacher. Richard Voelz is an Assistant Professor of Preaching and Worship at Union Presbyterian Seminary in Richmond, VA. 9781501868078 | $19.99 | August, 2019

New! Words that Heal Preaching Hope to Wounded Souls Joni S. Sancken

Preaching can encourage connections to foster healing for wounded souls. Using the stories of wounded biblical figures is helpful, as is addressing the wounds that have been caused by the church. The book showcases worship practices, sermons and ministries that are actively engaged in supporting healing for those with wounded souls. Joni S. Sancken is Associate Professor of Homiletics at United Theological Seminary in Dayton, OH. 9781501849688 | $18.99 | April, 2019

Preaching with Empathy Crafting Sermons in a Callous Culture Lenny Luchetti

Preachers can find help from many resources to get the text right, the structure right, and the delivery right. Preaching with Empathy aims to help preachers and homiletics students learn to deeply understand and love their listeners, in order to get preaching right. Lenny Luchetti is Professor of Proclamation and Christian Ministry at Wesley Seminary of Indiana Wesleyan University. 9781501841729 | $19.99 | September, 2018

Preaching in Pictures: Using Images for Sermons that Connect Peter Jonker 9781426781926 | $18.99

Preaching as Poetry: Beauty, Goodness, and Truth in Every Sermon Paul Scott Wilson 9781426764042 | $18.99

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Actuality: Real Life Stories for Sermons That Matter Scott Hoezee 9781426765933 | $18.99


New! Surviving a Dangerous Sermon Frank A. Thomas

Preachers increasingly see the need to deliver sermons that are “dangerous” in a variety of ways: the way they challenge hearers’ comfort levels and challenge established powers and hierarchies. Author Frank Thomas helps readers understand those dangers—especially the forces of power and hierarchy that are so intrinsic in our everyday lives and in society as a whole. He teaches how to anticipate and navigate those forces, to open opportunities for dangerous preaching, and to mitigate negative impact on congregants, the preacher, and the preacher-congregation relationships. Frank A. Thomas currently serves as Nettie Sweeney and Hugh Th. Miller Professor of Homiletics and Director of the Academy of Preaching and Celebration at Christian Theological Seminary of Indianapolis, Indiana. 9781501896545 | $17.99 | April, 2020

New! Beyond the Tyranny of the Text

Preaching in Front of the Bible to Create a New World James Henry Harris James Henry Harris introduces interpretation theory and continental philosophy as a resource for preachers to resist and overcome interpretive oppression, and lays out a new theory of scriptural interpretation. He develops a five-part method for preaching that stretches from preparation to proclamation, and demonstrates how this method for interpretational creativity emerges from fidelity to the text. James Henry Harris is the Distinguished Professor and Chair of Homiletics and Practical Theology and Research Scholar in Religion at the School of Theology, Virginia Union University. 9781501889066 | $24.99 | October, 2019

New! Practicing the Preaching Life David B. Ward

Preaching is a way of life that can be beautiful and good; however, it can also be anxious, self-focused, and destructive. Preachers and teachers of preaching need a holistic view of preaching that not only paints the way to good preaching, but also to good living. They need a comprehensive practical theology of preaching that combines the ‘why’ and the ‘what’ with the ‘how’ and ‘whom’ of preaching. David B. Ward is Associate Professor, Homiletics & Practical Theology at Indiana Wesleyan University in Marion, IN. 9781501854941 | $29.99 | March, 2019

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The Four Pages of the Sermon, Revised and Updated A Guide to Biblical Preaching Paul Scott Wilson

This completely revised edition guides readers through the sermon process step by step, with the aim of composing sermons that challenge and provide hope, by focusing on God more closely than on humans. It has been largely rewritten to include an assessment of where preaching is today in light of propositional preaching, the New Homiletic, African American preaching, the effect of the internet, and use of technology. A chapter on exegesis has been added, plus new focus on the importance of preaching to a felt need, the need for proclamation in addition to teaching, and developing tools to ensure sermon excellence. Paul Scott Wilson is Professor of Homiletics at Emmanuel College of the University of Toronto. 9781501842399 | $34.99

The End of Preaching Thomas H. Troeger

The End of Preaching is equal parts instruction and inspiration, offering practical help for every preacher and seminarian, and providing a new way of thinking about the purpose and craft of preaching. Tom Troeger explores the end--or purpose--of preaching as prayer. He gently reveals layer after layer of meaning for the preacher and the practice of preaching, giving deep insight into the preacher’s approach, the task of preaching itself, and the impact of preaching on the hearers. Thomas H. Troeger, Lantz Professor emeritus Yale Divinity School and Institute of Sacred Music, has written 24 books in the fields of preaching, poetry, hymnody and worship. 9781501868092 | $15.99


Preaching as an Outsider Lisa L. Thompson Ingenuity introduces a theology and practice of preaching that emerges from the faith and wisdom of black women. Preaching has been resourced and taught from a narrow field of cultural or gendered experiences, historically. Without much support from established channels, black women are left to “figure it out” on their own, and others discern how to preach from a limiting scope. Lisa L. Thompson is Associate Professor and the Cornelius Vanderbilt Chancellor Faculty Fellow of Black Homiletics and Liturgics at Vanderbilt Divinity School. 9781501832598 | $29.99

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New! Stories by Willimon William H. Willimon

Will Willimon is known and read throughout the world for his riveting, edgy, witty, and provocative stories or parables. His most beloved, memorable, and impactful stories are presented in this collection. The Stories of Will Willimon will expose readers to joy, agony, thankfulness, greed, trust, fear, healing, suffering, laughter, weeping, yearning, irony, hatred, and love. Feeling most at home behind a pulpit, Will Willimon’s deepest calling is to be a preacher and truth-teller of Jesus Christ. 9781501894138 | $19.99 | February, 2020 Hardback: 9781501894145 | $24.99

Exodus Preaching: Crafting Sermons about Justice and Hope Kenyatta R. Gilbert 9781501832574 | $21.99 A History of Preaching Volume 2 O.C. Edwards, Jr. 9781501833786 | $49.99 How to Preach a Dangerous Sermon Frank A. Thomas 9781501856839 | $17.99 Introduction to the Practice of African American Preaching Frank A. Thomas 9781501818943 | $34.99 The Practice of Preaching Revised Edition Paul Scott Wilson 9780687645275 | $29.99 Preaching Fred B. Craddock 9780687659944 | $25.99 Preaching and the Human Condition: Loving God, Self, & Others O. Wesley Allen, Jr. 9781501818905 | $24.99 Preaching Truth in the Age of Alternative Facts William Brosend 9781501870248 | $17.99 Preaching Without Notes Joseph M. Webb 9780687090884 | $17.99 Say Something!: Simple Ways to Make Your Sermons Matter Charley Reeb 9781501874390 | $15.99

The Sermon without End: A Conversational Approach to Preaching O. Wesley Allen, Jr., Ronald J. Allen 9781630883218 | $29.99 A Sermon Workbook: Exercises in the Art and Craft of Preaching Thomas H. Troeger, Leonora Tubbs Tisdale 9781426757785 | $25.99 Speaking Well: Essential Skills for Speakers, Leaders, and Preachers Adam Hamilton 9781501809934 | $14.99 Thank God It’s Thursday: Encountering Jesus at the Lord’s Table As If for the Last Time William H. Willimon 9781426743375 | $15.99 That’ll Preach!: 5 Simple Steps to Your Best Sermon Ever Charley Reeb 9781501835476 | $12.99 Unleashing the Word: Preaching with Relevance, Purpose, & Passion Adam Hamilton 9781426707001 | $29.99 Who Lynched Willie Earle?: Preaching to Confront Racism William H. Willimon 9781501832512 | $17.99

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New! Will Willimon’s Lectionary Sermon Resource: Year A Part 1 and Part 2 William H. Willimon

Will Willimon is widely acclaimed as one of the top ten preachers in the world. For each Sunday of the Christian year, Willimon provides just what you need to begin the journey toward a sermon. This guide will stoke, fund, and fuel your imagination while leaving plenty of room to insert your own illustrations, make connections within your congregational context, and speak the Word in your distinctive voice. Guidance from Willimon is like sitting down with a trusted clergy friend and asking, “What will you preach next Sunday?” Year A Part 1 and Year A Part 2 is part of a seven-volume set that includes years A, B, and C (2 volumes per year) in the Revised Common Lectionary. Part 1 includes the First Sunday in Advent through the Easter season, and Part 2 begins with Pentecost through the end of the church year. Will Willimon is Professor of the Practice of Christian Ministry at Duke University Divinity School and retired Bishop of the North Alabama Conference of The United Methodist Church, after serving for 20 years as faculty member and Dean of the Chapel at Duke University. Year A Part 1: 9781501847509 | $24.99 | August, 2019 Year A Part 2: 9781501847523 | $24.99 | December, 2019

New! Will Willimon’s Lectionary Sermon Resource: Preaching the Psalms William H. Willimon

Preaching the Psalms is part of a seven-volume set that also includes lectionary-based preaching resources for Years A, B, and C (2 volumes per year: Part 1 and Part 2) of the Revised Common Lectionary. Willimon highlights the Psalm readings from the Revised Common Lectionary in order to give particular attention to these important texts are less often used as sermon foundations 9781501890963 | $24.99 | December, 2019

Will Willimon’s Lectionary Sermon Resource: Year B Part 1 William H. Willimon 9781501847233 | $24.99 Year B Part 2 William H. Willimon 9781501847257 | $24.99

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Year C Part 1 William H. Willimon 9781501847271 | $24.99 Year C Part 2 William H. Willimon 9781501847318 | $24.99


New! Flow

The Ancient Way to Do Contemporary Worship Lester Ruth This practical, how-to book will help churches plan and implement passionate and invigorating worship. Step by step, Flow will break down the process of re-thinking what the official or recommended order of worship is truly suggesting, so pastors and worship leaders can plan and lead a service of Word and Table that feels genuinely relevant and attuned to the congregation’s culture. Lester Ruth is the Research Professor of Christian Worship at Duke Divinity School. Ruth holds degress from Notre Dame, Candler School of Theology of Emory University, and Asbury Theological Seminary. 9781501898990 | $19.99 | March, 2020

New! Worship Like Jesus A Guide for Every Follower Constance M. Cherry

Worship Like Jesus guides Christ-followers through the essential features of Christian worship, transforming the reader’s understanding and experience of worship. This leads people—even entire congregations—to experience worship in exciting and profound ways as never before. This type of worship also leads people into deeper and more committed discipleship. Imagine a community of fully engaged, deeply committed disciples! Constance Cherry is Professor of Worship and Pastoral Ministry at Indiana Wesleyan University. 9781501881473 | $17.99 | October, 2019

New! Protestant Worship

A Multisensory Introduction for Students and Practitioners O. Wesley Allen, Jr. Students and leaders of worship strive to plan and lead worship well, in all sorts of circumstances. They and their fellow worshippers seek to experience a deep connection with God and with each other. In some ways, worship is about just that: connection. Protestant Worship: A Multisensory Introduction for Students and Practitioners teaches and actually demonstrates how the actions, reactions, outpourings and responses of a worship service are all part of a powerfully interwoven and ever-evolving whole. O. Wesley Allen, Jr., is Lois Craddock Perkins Professor of Preaching at Perkins School of Theology, Dallas, Texas. 9781501842658 | $29.99 | September, 2019

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Curating Church

Strategies for Innovative Worship Jacob Daniel Myers In Curating Church, readers learn how curation can reorient and sharpen the ways and work of the church. Curation can inform how we connect with cultures beyond the church, preserve what is best in the rich history of Christian thought and expression, and nurture spaces where contemporary persons may be transformed by the gospel. Jacob Daniel Myers is Assistant Professor of Homiletics, Columbia Theological Seminary, Decatur, GA. 9781501832482 | $29.99 | October, 2018

Lovin’ on Jesus

A Concise History of Contemporary Worship Swee Hong Lim & Lester Ruth A compact—but thorough—history of changes in North American Protestant worship that occurred in the second half of the twentieth century and that came to be known as “contemporary worship.” This scholarly but accessible work reveals a fascinating and complex lineage, which led to the worship forms that are now so common in many Christian worship services across the globe. Swee Hong Lim is the Deer Park Assistant Professor of Sacred Music and Director of the Master of Sacred Music Program at Emmanuel College, Toronto. Lester Ruth is the Research Professor of Christian Worship at Duke Divinity School. 9781426795138 | $29.99 | April, 2017 African American Christian Worship 2nd Edition Melva W. Costen 9780687646227 | $19.99

Prayers for a Privileged People Walter Brueggemann 9780687650194 | $24.99

A Brief History of Christian Worship James F. White 9780687034147 | $22.99

Worship Together in Your Church as in Heaven Josh Davis, Nikki Lerner 9781426788062 | $22.99

Calendar: Christ’s Time for the Church Laurence Hull Stookey 9780687011360 | $23.99 Introduction to Christian Worship Third Edition Revised and Expanded James F. White 9780687091096 | $33.99 Let the Whole Church Say Amen!: A Guide for Those Who Pray in Public Laurence Hull Stookey 9780687090778 | $21.99

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Worship Ways For the People Within Your Reach Thomas G. Bandy, Lucinda S. Holmes 9781426788079 | $23.99 Worshiping with United Methodists Revised Edition: A Guide for Pastors and Church Leaders Hoyt L. Hickman 9780687335268 | $17.99

BIBLES The Common English Bible is a new translation. One hundred and twenty biblical scholars from twenty-two faith traditions worked as translators. These women and men balanced rigorous accuracy in translation of the ancient texts with an equally passionate commitment to clarity of expression in contemporary English. The result is a clear, direct, and powerful English version of the scriptures for use in Bible study, devotional reading, and worship. Find out more about the scholars involved at:

The CEB Study Bible Written by leading scholars, the CEB Study Bible helps readers understand the biblical texts within the larger historical and literary framework of the Bible through book introductions, thousands of notes, more than 300 articles, and full-color images throughout, revealing cultural contexts and exploring relevant background information—while always seeking to inspire. Sometimes we need a little help to understand ancient meanings and to line up the rich layers of history and revelation. The CEB Study Bible is a readable, reliable, and relevant invitation to grow in God. Hardcover 9781609262167 | $49.99 With Apocrypha Hardcover 9781609262150 | $59.99 Brown Bonded Leather 9781609260279 | $74.99 With Apocrypha Bonded Leather Cordovan 9781609261900 | $89.99

The CEB Women’s Bible The CEB’s Women’s Bible provides an invitation into a deeper conversation with scripture—to question, wrestle with, explore, and receive the words and witness of the biblical texts. This deeper conversation helps readers discover their own voices as they listen for God’s voice. The editors and writers who have created The CEB Women’s Bible hope that it will come alive for all readers as a truly living word to change their hearts and lives. Decotone 9781609261894 | $74.99

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The CEB Lectio Divina Prayer Bible Reflective reading of the Scriptures to lead us into prayer has been a practice in the church since the earliest centuries. The method of Lectio Divina, or “Divine Reading,” is a systematic reading of each section of a book with pauses for reflection and prayer. The CEB Lectio Divina Prayer Bible makes it simple to do. For every chapter of the Bible there is: • A recommended passage for slow and thoughtful reading, •Q  uestions for guiding a time of reflection and meaning of the text, • A prayer, • Suggestions for putting your new insights into action. This Bible is perfect for personal devotion and reflection and for leading small groups. It will guide you to a lifelong source of fulfilling prayer, a conversation with God. Hardcover 9781609262174 | $31.99 Bonded Leather 9781609262181 | $49.99

The CEB Storytellers Bible Jesus and the prophets taught through story, and The CEB Storytellers Bible helps readers see the big themes and important truths of the Bible while also guiding them in how to tell these stories in contemporary language. Key features include: articles about reading and telling Bible stories; extensive commentary on all best-known (and many less common) stories of the Bible, including Jesus’ parables; “Learning to Tell Bible Studies,” a self-directed, nine-step workshop to help speakers learn to tell stories to make them come alive for listeners. Improve sermons with better storytelling and with better understanding of the Bible’s stories. 9781609262082 | $39.99

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The Wesley Study Bible

Experience the depth of John Wesley’s perspectives on scripture presented for the 21st-century disciple. The Wesley Study Bible highlights the depth of John Wesley’s perspectives on scripture and features accessibly written notes and articles contributed by pastors, theologians, and Bible scholars. Easy-to-understand explanations of core terms encompass the following themes: eternal life, forgiveness, grace, heaven, holiness, justice, and mission. CEB Wesley Study Bible Brown/Burgundy DecoTone 9781609261108 | $49.99 Clover Honey Bonded Leather 9781609262105 | $59.99 Gray Cloth 9781609261979 | $39.99 NRSV Wesley Study Bible Green/Brown Decotone 9781501881237 | $49.99 Charcoal Bonded Leather 9781501847554 | $49.99

CEB Bible Map Guide

Explore the Lands of the Old and New Testaments The CEB Bible Map Guide opens up the Scripture by placing the events of the Bible in time and space with 21 full-color maps by National Geographic. A brief narrative accompanies each map, describing what is being shown and what chapters and verses of the Bible are being illustrated. 9781609260743 | $19.99

The New Interpreter’s® Study Bible Walter J. Harrelson, General Editor

The best of biblical scholarship to the service of the Church. Sixty distinguished scholars have provided background and insight on the biblical text in the NRSV translation. Features include extensive historical and theological annotations on the biblical text; brief introductions and outlines for each biblical book; excursuses giving further background and insight regarding particular themes and passages. Walter J. Harrelson was University Professor at Wake Forest University, Winston-Salem, North Carolina, and Distinguished Professor of Hebrew Bible emeritus at Vanderbilt Divinity School. Hardcover: 9780687278329 | $48.99

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