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ACADEMIC CATALOG – Spring 2017 –

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Biblical Studies..................................................... 3

Spanish Language Resources............................ 12

Study Bibles........................................................ 15

Wesleyan/Methodist Studies.............................. 16

Theology............................................................. 23 Worship............................................................... 28 Preaching............................................................ 29

Church History.................................................... 34

Ethics.................................................................. 36

Care & Counseling.............................................. 38

Ministry Leadership............................................. 41

Religious Education............................................ 44

Evangelism & Mission......................................... 45

Common English Bible........................................ 46 Youth Ministry..................................................... 47

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The New Testament: Methods and Meanings

Warren Carter, Amy-Jill Levine Introduces 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. Amy-Jill Levine is Professor of New Testament studies at Vanderbilt Divinity School in Nashville. 9781426741906, $39.99 Hardcover: 9781630885779, $49.99


Apostle and Fellow Traveler Jerry L. Sumney Covering the entire Pauline corpus the reader finds a man who was adept at persuasive arguments and providing theological answers to real and, often, thorny congregational issues. Readers will have a keen understanding of Paul’s place in the early church, the relationship between church and synagogue, and the relationship between the teaching of Paul and that of Jesus. These discussions set Paul firmly within the church that existed before, finding that he became an adherent to much that preceded him. Jerry L. Sumney is professor of biblical studies at Lexington Theological Seminary in Lexington, Kentucky. 9781426741975, $29.99

Hardcover: 9781630885885, $39.99

From Crisis to Christ

A Contextual Introduction to the New Testament Paul N. Anderson Over the last century or more, scholars have unearthed valuable understandings of the historical and religious contexts out of which the New Testament writings have emerged. This accessibly written introduction notes over two dozen such crises and how the biblical text addresses and reflects them. Paul N. Anderson is professor of biblical and Quaker studies at George Fox University in Newberg, Oregon. 9781426751042, $39.99


Hardcover: 9781630885823, $49.99


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NEW! God in the New Testament Warren Carter Carter addresses how New Testament writings construct their presentation of God using narrative and thematic approaches. Chapters will discuss Matthew’s Gospel, Luke-Acts, John’s Gospel (and letters), Paul, post-Pauline letters, Hebrews, and Revelation. In addition there will be a chapter on the Catholic Epistles. Warren Carter is Professor of New Testament at Brite Divinity School in Fort Worth. 9781426766336, $29.99

Apocalyptic Literature in the New Testament Greg Carey This introduction considers the influence of apocalyptic literature throughout the Gospels and Acts, Paul’s letters, and Revelation. It argues that early Christian authors drew upon apocalyptic topics to address an impressive array of situations and concerns, and it demonstrates—example after example—how apocalyptic discourse contributed to their ongoing work of contextual theology. Greg Carey is professor of New Testament at Lancaster Theological Seminary in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. 9781426771958, $29.99

Christ and Community The Gospel Witness to Jesus Suzanne Watts Henderson In this thematic exploration of Jesus’s messianic career and identity, we discover the close correlation the New Testament Gospels forge between Jesus’s own mission and the mission entrusted to his followers. Suzanne Watts Henderson is assistant professor of Religion at Queens University of Charlotte in Charlotte, North Carolina. 9781426793080, $39.99

Barnabas vs. Paul

To Encourage or Confront?

C.K. Robertson; Foreword by Desmond Tutu Through point and counterpoint, the author unravels Paul’s message by looking at his relationship with Barnabas. The result is a fresh portrait of the Paul we only think we know and Barnabas, an otherwise unheralded apostle. C. K. Robertson is Canon to the Presiding Bishop of the Episcopal Church and Distinguished Visiting Professor at the General Theological Seminary in New York City, New York. 9781630882778, $19.99



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The Abingdon Introduction to the Bible Understanding Jewish and Christian Scriptures Joel S. Kaminsky, Joel N. Lohr, Mark Reasoner This comprehensive introduction to the various collections of biblical literature used by Jews, Catholics, and Protestants gives the beginner clear, concise, and engaging entries into each book while covering major controversies. Joel S. Kaminsky is the Morningstar Family Professor of Jewish Studies and professor of Bible in the religion department at Smith College in Northampton, Massachusetts. Joel N. Lohr is director of religious and spiritual life at University of the Pacific in Stockton, California. Mark Reasoner is associate professor of theology at Marian University in Indianapolis, Indiana. 9781426751073, $39.99

Hardcover: 9781630884185, $49.99

The Dead Sea Scrolls Peter W. Flint The 1947 find of the jars of scrolls is the most important archaeological event in two thousand years of biblical studies. This book contains new information about unpublished Dead Sea Scrolls with translations of key passages. Peter W. Flint is the Canada Research Chair in Dead Sea Scrolls Studies and Director of the Dead Sea Scrolls Institute at Trinity Western University in British Columbia. 9780687494491, $29.99

Hardcover: 9781630884215, $39.99

Reading the Good Book Well: A Guide to Biblical Interpretation Jerry Camery-Hoggatt 9780687642755, $29.99

Santa Biblia: The Bible Through Hispanic Eyes Justo L. González 9780687014521, $18.99

Scripture & Discernment: Decision Making in the Church Luke Timothy Johnson 9780687012381, $22.99

An Introduction to Jesus and the Gospels Frederick J. Murphy 9781426749155, $32.99 Essential Bible Study Tools for Ministry David R. Bauer 9781426755170, $45.99

Biblical Interpretation: A Roadmap Sharon H. Ringe, Frederick C. Tiffany 9780687016082, $27.99 An Introduction to the Bible Clyde E. Fant, Donald W. Musser, Mitchell G. Reddish 9781426753503, $42.99

Out of Babylon Walter Brueggemann 9781426710056, $14.99



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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 Hardcover: 9781630884208, $39.99

Why The Cross? Donald Senior; General Editor Joel B. Green 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. 9781426759345, $29.99

Hardcover: 9781630885861, $39.99

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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The Apocrypha David A. deSilva Gives a brief introduction and summary of the largely unknown and unappreciated books of the Apocrypha and an overview to the social and cultural context of the world of the Apocrypha and early Christianity. Highlights the Apocrypha’s relevance and impact on Christian practices, spiritual formation, and Early Church doctrine and theology. David A. deSilva serves as Trustees’ Distinguished Professor of New Testament and Greek at Ashland Theological Seminary in Ashland, Ohio. 9781426742354, $15.99 Hardcover: 9781630885786, $25.99

The Ancient Near East An Essential Guide John L. McLaughlin An indispensable introduction that clearly addresses the important and complex questions about Israel and the Old Testament’s relationship to the ancient Near East. 9781426753275, $15.99

How Israel Became a People Ralph K. Hawkins An illustrated introduction to the history and archaeology of early Israel. Using biblical materials and the new archaeological data, this book will tell the story of how the ancient Israelites settled in Canaan and became the people of Israel. 9781426754876, $37.99

Deuteronomic History Terence E. Fretheim 9780687104970, $21.99

God and World in the Old Testament: A Relational Theology of Creation Terence E. Fretheim 9780687342969, $32.99

Thus Says the Lord: The Message of the Prophets James M. Ward 9780687419029, $27.99

You Are My People: An Introduction to Prophetic Literature Louis Stulman, Hyun Chul Paul Kim 9780687465651, $24.99

Worship in Ancient Israel: An Essential Guide Walter Brueggemann 9780687343362, $16.99 A Theological Introduction to the Book of Psalms: The Psalms as Torah J. Clinton McCann, Jr. 9780687414680, $25.99 The Kingdom of God John Bright 9780687209088, $27.99

Handbook to A Grammar for Biblical Hebrew, Revised Edition Jennifer S. Greene, G. Brooke Lester, Joseph F. Scrivner 9780687008346, $16.99 A Grammar for Biblical Hebrew, Revised Ed. C. L. Seow 9781426789076, $39.99 An Illustrated Guide to the Holy Land for Tour Groups, Students, and Pilgrims Lamontte M. Luker 9781426757297, $24.99



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NEW! Voice, Word, and Spirit A Pentecostal Old Testament Survey Rickie D. Moore, Brian Neil Peterson The authors present thoughtful readers with an overview of the Old Testament that is explicitly engaged with the faith and practice of the Pentecostal movement and the recent scholarship that has been generated by this contemporary, global, Christian movement, especially as it bears upon biblical interpretation. Rickie D. Moore is Chair of the Department of Theology and Professor of Old Testament at Lee University. Brian Neil Peterson is Associate Dean and Professor of Old Testament at Lee University. 9781501815164, $34.99

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A Theological Introduction to the Old Testament: 2nd Edition Bruce C. Birch, Walter Brueggemann, Terence E. Fretheim, David L. Petersen Giving increased attention to issues related to gender, race, and class, the book introduces the Old Testament both as a witness of ancient Israel and as a witness to the church and synagogue through the generations of those who have passed these texts on as scripture. 9780687066766, $44.99

The Bible and Homosexual Practice Texts and Hermeneutics Robert A. J. Gagnon The most thorough analysis to date of the biblical texts relating to homosexuality. Demonstrates why attempts to classify the Bible’s rejection of same-sex intercourse as irrelevant for our contemporary context fail to do justice to the biblical texts and to current scientific data. Powerfully challenges attempts to identify love and inclusivity with affirmation of homosexual practice. 9780687022793 , $43.99

Old Testament Theology Walter Brueggemann 9780687340903, $35.99 Jesus & the Land Charles R. Page II 9780687005444, $24.99 God in New Testament Theology Larry W. Hurtado 9780687465453, $22.99 The Triumph of Abraham’s God: The Transformation of Identity in Galatians Bruce W. Longenecker 9780687035373, $28.99


On the Road with Jesus: Birth and Ministry DVD Ben Witherington III 843504012731, $38.99 On the Road with Jesus: Birth and Ministry Ben Witherington III 9781426712159, $9.99 On the Road with Jesus: Teaching and Healing DVD Ben Witherington III 843504012748, $38.99 On the Road with Jesus: Teaching and Healing Ben Witherington III 9781426712166, $9.99


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NEW! Introduction to the Hebrew Prophets James D. Nogalski Following the Hebrew canon, the author 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

The Hebrew Bible for Beginners A Jewish & Christian Introduction Joel S. Kaminsky, Joel N. Lohr Shows how the Hebrew Bible forms faith, then and now. Emphasizes its influence on contemporary society and the complexity of reading ancient religious literature today. Discusses differing ways Jews and Christians approach the Old Testament. Joel S. Kaminsky is professor of biblical literature and member of the Jewish studies program at Smith College in Northampton, Massachusetts. Joel N. Lohr is director of religious and spiritual life at University of the Pacific in Stockton, California. 97814267756 35, $39.99

The New Testament

Its Background, Growth, & Content, Third Edition Bruce M. Metzger This classic closely examines, in a straightforward and understandable style, the historical background and content of the New Testament and details the role of scribes and translators in handing the Scriptures down through the centuries. 9781426772498, $29.99 Studying the Old Testament: A Companion Rhonda Burnette-Bletsch 9780687646234, $32.99 (Includes CD) Revelation and the End Times DVD with Leader Guide: Unraveling God’s Message of Hope Ben Witherington III 843504011642, $38.99 The Life & Teaching of Jesus Christ James S. Stewart 9780687092499, $21.99

The Moral Teaching of Paul: Selected Issues, 3rd Edition Victor Paul Furnish 9780687332939, $18.99 Then The Whisper Put on Flesh: New Testament Ethics in an African American Context Brian K. Blount 9780687085897, $24.99 What Does Revelation Reveal?: Unlocking the Mystery Warren Carter 9781426710148, $13.99

In Quest of Jesus, Revised Edition W. Barnes Tatum 9780687056330, $25.99

The Historical Jesus: An Essential Guide James H. Charlesworth 9780687021673, $19.99

An Introduction to the Gospels Mitchell G. Reddish 9780687004485, $27.99 The Roman Empire and the New Testament: An Essential Guide Warren Carter 9780687343942, $18.99


New Testament Theology: An Introduction James D. G. Dunn 9780687341207, $22.99


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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 upper-level 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, $31.99

2 Corinthians Calvin J. Roetzel 9780687056774, $24.99

Hebrews Victor C. Pfitzner 9780687057245, $22.99

Mark C. Clifton Black 9780687058419, $27.99

Galatians Sam K. Williams 9780687057078, $22.99

James C. Freeman Sleeper 9780687058167, $22.99

Luke Robert C. Tannehill 9780687061327, $34.99

Ephesians Pheme Perkins 9780687056996, $22.99

1 Peter M. Eugene Boring 9780687058549, $22.99

John D. Moody Smith 9780687058129, $32.99

Philippians, Philemon Carolyn Osiek 9780687058228, $24.99

1, 2 & 3 John David Rensberger 9780687057221, $22.99

Acts Beverly Roberts Gaventa 9780687058211, $31.99

Colossians David M. Hay 9780687058020, $24.99

Jude, 2 Peter Steven J. Kraftchick 9780687057627, $22.99

Romans Leander E. Keck 9780687057054, $27.99

1 & 2 Thessalonians Victor Paul Furnish 9780687057436, $22.99

Revelation Leonard L. Thompson 9780687056798, $25.99

1 Corinthians Richard A. Horsley 9780687058389, $25.99

1 & 2 Timothy, Titus Jouette M. Bassler 9780687001576, $23.99



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Abingdon Old Testament Commentaries The Abingdon Old Testament Commentaries provide compact, critical commentaries on the books of the Old Testament for the use of theological students and pastors. The commentaries are also useful for upper-level college or university students and for those responsible for teaching in congregational settings. In addition to providing basic information and insights into the Old Testament writings, these commentaries exemplify the tasks and procedures of careful interpretation, to assist students of the Old Testament in coming to an informed and critical engagement with the biblical texts themselves.

NEW! Ecclesiastes Julie Ann Duncan 9781501837579, $39.99

Esther Linda M. Day 9780687497928, $27.99

Lamentations Dianne Bergant 9780687084616, $22.99

Leviticus Timothy M. Willis 9781426700170, $37.99

Psalms 1–72 Richard J. Clifford 9780687027118, $31.99

Ezekiel Nancy R. Bowen 9781426704451, $35.99

Deuteronomy Walter Brueggemann 9780687084715, $38.99

Psalms 73–150 Richard J. Clifford 9780687064687, $31.99

Daniel Donald E. Gowan 9780687084210, $23.99

Ruth Judy Fentress-Williams 9781426746253, $21.99

Proverbs Christine R. Yoder 9781426700019, $41.99

Hosea, Joel, Amos, Obadiah, Jonah, Micah Daniel J. Simundson 9780687342440, $35.99

1–2 Kings Gina Hens-Piazza 9780687490219, $41.99

Jeremiah Louis Stulman 9780687057962, $43.99

I & II Chronicles Steven L. McKenzie 9780687007509, $38.99


Nahum, Habakkuk, Zephaniah, Haggai, Zechariah, Malachi Julia M. O’Brien 9780687340316, $31.99


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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 Gospel of Matthew Donald Senior 9780687008483, $22.99 The Gospel of Mark Donald H. Juel 9780687008490, $22.99

The Letters of Paul Charles B. Cousar 9780687008520, $23.99

The Wisdom Literature Richard J. Clifford 9780687008469, $24.99

The Apocalyptic Literature Stephen L. Cook 9780687051960, $23.99

The Gospel and Letters of John R. Alan Culpepper 9780687008513, $32.99

The Historical Books Richard D. Nelson 9780687008438, $22.99

The Prophetic Literature Marvin A. Sweeney 9780687008445, $23.99

The Gospel of Luke and Acts of the Apostles F. Scott Spencer 9780687008506, $24.99

Psalms William P. Brown 9780687008452, $21.99

The Pentateuch Terence E. Fretheim 9780687008421, $24.99

Spanish language resources for Biblical Studies and Theology (AETH series, $19.99 each) Introducción a la teología mestiza de San Agustín Justo L. González 9781426785481 Introducción a la Última Cena Eliseo Pérez-Álvarez 9781426742170 Introducción al pentecostalismo: Manda fuego Señor Eldin Villafañe 9781426758119 Principios de educación cristiana Pablo A. Jiménez 9780687037162 Introducción al asesoramiento pastoral de la familia Jorge E. Maldonado 9780687037261

Una introducción a la misión Carlos F. Cardoza-Orlandi 9780687074174 Introducción a la teología cristiana Justo L. González 9780687074273 Introducción al culto Isaías A. Rodríguez 9780687495702 Introducción al Nuevo Testamento Aquiles E. Martínez 9780687496754 Introducción a las disciplinas espirituales Roberto Amparo Rivera 9780687655809

Principios de predicación Pablo A. Jiménez 9780687073771

Introducción a Søren Kierkegaard, o la teología patas arriba Eliseo Pérez Álvarez 9780687656165

Introduccion a la Etica Cristiana Ismael Garcia 9780687073870

Introduccion a la mistica de San Juan de la Cruz Isaias A Rodriguez 9780687657063

Introduccion al Antiguo Testamento Guillermo Ramírez Muñoz 9780687073979

Introducción al griego de la Biblia I Ediberto López Rodríguez 9780687659845



Introducción al griego de la Biblia vol 2 Ediberto López Rodríguez 9781426716676 Introducción a la unidad cristiana Carmelo Álvarez 9780687660636 Comunión y comunidad: Una introducción a la espiritualidad cristiana Giacomo Cassese 9780687740710 Introducción a la vida y teología de Juan Wesley Hugo Magallanes 9780687740819 Introducción a la vida y teología de Martín Lutero Alberto L. García, Rubén D. Domínguez 9780687740918 Introducción a la vida y teología de Juan Calvino Salatiel Palomino López 9780687741014 Introducción a la historia de la iglesia Justo L. González 9781426740664

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The New Interpreter’s® Bible Commentary Ten-Volu me 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 “close-reading” 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 Beverly Roberts Gaventa and David L. Petersen, editors Hardcover: 9780687334117, $76.99 The New Interpreter’s® Dictionary of the Bible Five-Volume Set Katharine Doob Sakenfield, General Editor Hardcover: 9780687333462, $399.99

The New Interpreter’s® Bible Old Testament Survey Hardcover: 9780687053445, $47.99 The New Interpreter’s® Bible New Testament Survey Hardcover: 9780687054343, $44.99 Global Bible Commentary Daniel Patte 9780687064038, $41.99



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NEW! 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. More than eighty contributors and editors created The CEB Women’s Bible. They are all women, and they come from different denominations and backgrounds: biblical scholars who train women and men for Christian ministry, pastors and leaders who equip faith communities with the knowledge and love of scripture, and writers who tell stories about human experience, of life together in relationship. Decotone: 9781609261894, $74.99 Hardcover: 9781609261887, $49.99 (pictured)

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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, $14.99

CEB Gospel Pa ra l lels

Hardcover: 9781609260620, $39.99

CEB Bible Dictiona r y 9781609260248, $24.99

CEB Concise Concorda nce 97816 0 926 0 6 4 4, $24.95

For more CEB resou rces, plea se see pages 46.



Study B ible s

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The CEB Study Bible The CEB Study Bible is a full-featured readable and reliable study Bible for laypeople and the flagship CEB Bible for adults. The CEB translation clarifies the text of the Bible; the CEB Study Bible clarifies the Bible itself by showing how the books, phrases, words, and ideas of the Bible work together. It explains the culture of the writers, the internal references in the Scripture, the difficult parts of translation, and the things that readers today do not automatically know. It gives readers the tools and information necessary for making their own informed decisions and a context for thinking about what the Bible meant when it was written and what it means now. It is founded on the belief that studying the Bible is transformative, and the Bible, when read and understood, will make itself relevant to any reader’s life. NEW! Vintage Tweed Hardcover Apocrypha, Hardcover Hardcover: Decotone: Brown Bonded Leather: Large Print Hardcover Apocrypha, Cordovan Bonded Leather:

9781609262051, $59.99 9781609260293, $59.99 9781609260286, $54.99 9781609260408, $69.99 9781609260279, $74.99 9781609261764, $69.99 9781609261900, $89.99

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 Version: 9781609261979, $39.99 9781609261108, $49.99 NRSV Version: 9780687645039, $49.99

The New Interpreter’s® Study Bible Walter J. Harrelson The best of biblical scholarship to the service of the Church. Sixty distinguished scholars have provided background and insight on the biblical text. 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 retired, 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



Wes leyan /Met h o d is t St u die s

NEW! The Once and Future Wesleyan Movement Scott J. Jones Jones argues that several unique factors remain available to The United Methodist Church today from the period of rapid growth between 1800 and 1840. He argues that a viable future for United Methodism is to recapture the dynamism of being a movement, with many of the characteristics of early 19th century Methodism coming to the fore. Scott J. Jones is the Resident Bishop of the Great Plains area of The United Methodist Church. 9781501826900, $17.99

An Exact Likeness The Portraits of John Wesley Richard P. Heitzenrater A unique pictorial art history book that describes John Wesley’s legacy through the many portraits and sculptures that attempt his exact likeness, in life and in death. Looks at three categories: Oxford don, Methodist preacher, notable person. The types seemed to arise in chronological order, and there is overlap between categories, especially toward the end of Wesley’s life. Richard P. Heitzenrater is William Kellon Quick Professor Emeritus of Church History and Wesley Studies at Duke Divinity School, Durham, North Carolina Hardcover. 9781501816604, $39.99

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

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. 9781426742316, $49.99 A Real Christian: The Life of John Wesley Kenneth J. Collins 9780687082469, $22.99 Making Disciples: Faith Formation in the Wesleyan Tradition Sondra Higgins Matthaei 9780687024759, $22.99 Reading Scripture as Wesleyans Joel B. Green 9781426706912, $15.99 John Wesley: Holiness of Heart & Life Charles Yrigoyen, Jr. 9780687056866, $12.99 John Wesley: A Theological Journey Kenneth J. Collins 9780687027880, $35.99


The New Creation: John Wesley’s Theology Today Theodore Runyon 9780687096022, $27.99 The Theology of John Wesley: Holy Love and the Shape of Grace Kenneth J. Collins 9780687646333, $38.99 John Wesley’s Sermons: An Anthology Arthur C. Outler, Richard P. Heitzenrater, editors 9780687204953, $28.99 John Wesley’s Message Today Lovett H. Weems, Jr. 9780687316816, $10.99 The Scripture Way of Salvation: The Heart of John Wesley’s Theology Kenneth J. Collins 9780687009626, $26.99


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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

Wesley and the People Called Methodists Second Edition

Richard P. Heitzenrater The story of the many people who contributed to the theology, organization, and mission of Methodism. This updated version addresses recent research from the past twenty years. 9781426742248, $29.99 Hardcover. 9781630885793, $39.99

The Method of Our Mission United Methodist Polity & Organization Laceye C. Warner A clear understanding of our identity—as Methodists with Wesleyan roots in connection—and our purpose—to make disciples for the transformation of the world—can help students of United Methodism navigate this treacherous landscape as present and future leaders. 9781426767173, $34.99

John Wesley on Christian Beliefs: The Standard Sermons in Modern English, Volume I Kenneth Cain Kinghorn 9780687052967, $32.99

John Wesley’s Social Ethics: Praxis and Principles Manfred Marquardt 9780687204946, $22.99

John Wesley on The Sermon on the Mount: The Standard Sermons in Modern English, Volume II Kenneth Cain Kinghorn 9780687028108, $32.99

John Wesley: A Preaching Life Michael Pasquarello III 9780687657568, $19.99

John Wesley on Christian Practice: The Standard Sermons in Modern English, Volume III Kenneth Cain Kinghorn 9780687022267, $32.99


Key United Methodist Beliefs William J. Abraham, David F. Watson 9781426756610, $15.99 Finding Our Way: Love and Law in The United Methodist Church Reuben P. Job, Neil M. Alexander, editors 9781630881696, $15.99


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NEW! Offering Christ

John Wesley’s Evangelistic Vision Edited by Jack Jackson How do Methodists share good news in such a way that people receive it and respond to it? 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.” Thomas Glenn “Jack” Jackson III is the E. Stanley Jones Associate Professor of Evangelism, Mission, and Global Methodism at Claremont School of Theology. 9781501814228, $39.99

A Living Tradition

Critical Recovery and Reconstruction of Wesleyan Heritage Mary Elizabeth Mullino Moore, editor The book’s purpose is to exemplify approaches to historical recovery and reconstruction that follow appropriately the mentorship of John Wesley and the living tradition that has emerged from his witness. 9781426777516, $39.99

Reconsidering Arminius

Beyond the Reformed and Wesleyan Divide Keith D. Stanglin, Mark G. Bilby, Mark H. Mann, editors The theology of Dutch theologian Jacob Arminius has been misinterpreted and caricatured in both Reformed and Wesleyan circles. By revisiting Arminius’s theology, the book hopes to be a constructive voice in the discourse between so-called Calvinists and Arminians. 9781426796548, $39.99 The Elusive Mr. Wesley, 2nd edition Richard P. Heitzenrater 9780687074617, $39.99 Conversion in the Wesleyan Tradition Kenneth J. Collins, John H. Tyson 9780687091072, $31.99 Wesleyan Essentials in a Multicultural Society Ted A. Campbell, Michael T. Burns 9780687039944, $13.99 Wesley: A Heart Transformed Can Change the World Study Guide Kenneth Cain Kinghorn 9781426718854, $10.99 Historical Atlas of the Methodist Movement W. Harrison Daniel 9780687656516, $22.99


The Wesleyan Tradition: A Paradigm for Renewal Paul W. Chilcote 9780687095636, $28.99 Grace & Responsibility: A Wesleyan Theology for Today John B. Cobb, Jr. 9780687007691, $21.99 Timetables of History for Students of Methodism (with CD) Rex D. Matthews 9780687333875, $32.99 John Wesley’s Theology Today: A Study of the Wesleyan Tradition in the Light of Current Theological Dialogue Colin W. Williams 9780687205318, $25.99


T h e Work s of John We sle y

NEW! The Works of John Wesley, Volume 27 Letters III, 1756–1765 Ted A. Campbell; Randy L. Maddox, editor The correspondence presented in this third volume of Wesley’s Letters illuminates critical developments in the Wesleyan movement in the period between 1756 and 1765, including very significant rifts between John Wesley and his brother Charles and between John Wesley and his wife Mary, Wesley’s attempts to deal with radical enthusiasts and separatists within the Methodist movement, his relationship to Greek Orthodox leader Gerasimos (Erasmus) Avlonites, and Wesley’s activities related to the Seven Years War. Hardcover: 9781501806223, $59.99 Ted A. Campbell is Associate Professor of Church History at Perkins School of Theology. Randy L. Maddox is William Kellon Quick Professor of Church History and Wesley Studies at Duke Divinity School, Durham, North Carolina, and associate general editor of the Bicentennial Edition of the Works of John Wesley.

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 II (1738–1743), Volume 19 9780687462223

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 Letters II (1740–1755), Volume 26 9780687462179

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



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NEW! Triune Love John Wesley’s Theology K. Steve McCormick God is with us and in us for the redemption of the world, the New Creation gathered into God’s life as it mirrors and participates in the glory of God’s love. With a Trinitarian approach firmly in view, this book maps John Wesley’s understanding of the connections and trajectories of God’s Triune love as it illuminates what is unique to each of Wesley’s salient doctrines of the Christian life. K. Steve McCormick is Professor of Historical Theology and William M. Greathouse Chair for Wesleyan-Holiness Theology at Nazarene Theological Seminary. 9781426753190, $49.99

Bishop: The Art of Questioning Authority by an Authority in Question William H. Willimon 9781426742293, $18.99

United Methodist Doctrine: The Extreme Center Scott J. Jones 9780687034857, $32.99

Living Grace: An Outline of United Methodist Theology Walter Klaiber, Manfred Marquardt 9780687054527, $37.99

Polity, Practice, and the Mission of The United Methodist Church: 2006 Edition Thomas Edward Frank 9780687335312, $28.99

This Gift of Water: The Practice and Theology of Baptism Among Methodists in America Gayle Carlton Felton 9780687333271, $23.99

Methodism’s Racial Dilemma: The Story of the Central Jurisdiction James S. Thomas 9780687371297, $21.99

United Methodism and American Culture Volume 5: Marks of Methodism Russell E. Richey, Dennis M. Campbell, William B. Lawrence 9780687329397, $22.99

The Greatest Story Never Told: Revive Us Again Leonard Sweet 9781426740329, $18.99

The Organization of The United Methodist Church: 2009–2012 Edition Jack M. Tuell 9781426707902, $16.99 Wesley and the Quadrilateral: Renewing the Conversation W. Stephen Gunter, Scott J. Jones, Ted A. Campbell, Rebekah L. Miles, Randy L. Maddox 9780687060559, $22.99 Good News to the Poor: John Wesley’s Evangelical Economics Theodore W. Jennings, Jr. 9780687155286, $24.99


The Future of The United Methodist Church: 7 Vision Pathways Scott J. Jones, Bruce R. Ough, editors 9781426702525, $15.99 The Recovery of a Contagious Methodist Movement George G. Hunter III 9781426740381, $11.99 Waking from Doctrinal Amnesia: The Healing of Doctrine in The United Methodist Church William J. Abraham 9780687017188, $17.99 Black United Methodists: Retrospect and Prospect Board of Global Ministries Hardcover: 9781426749162, $24.99


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The United Methodist Deacon Ordained to Word, Service, Compassion, and Justice Margaret Ann Crain There is confusion about the call, roll, identity, and tasks of deacons. With vivid examples, this book gives a clear understanding of the order of deacon, beginning with a discussion of how its unique call sets apart persons for ordained ministry. Margaret Ann Crain is professor of Christian education at Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary. 9781426776113, $16.99

Just Us or Justice?: Moving Toward a Pan-Methodist Theology F. Douglas Powe Jr. 9780687465538, $19.99 This We Believe: The Core of Wesleyan Faith and Practice William H. Willimon 9781426706899, $16.99 Leader’s Guide: 9781426708237, $7.99

The Methodist Experience in America, Volume II: Sourcebook Russell E. Richey, Kenneth E. Rowe, Jean Miller Schmidt 9780687246731, $54.99

Grace Sufficient: A History of Women in American Methodist 1760–1968 Jean Miller Schmidt 9780687156757, $33.99 American Methodism: A Compact History Russell E. Richey, Kenneth E. Rowe, Jean Miller Schmidt 9781426742279, $29.99 Considering the Great Commission: Evangelism and Mission in the Wesleyan Spirit W. Stephen Gunter, Elaine Robinson, editors 9780687493630, $37.99 Practical Divinity: Theology in the Wesleyan Tradition, Volume One, Revised Edition Thomas A. Langford 9780687073825, $32.99 Practical Divinity: Readings in Wesleyan Theology, Volume Two Thomas A. Langford 9780687012473, $29.99

The Methodist Experience in America: A History, Vol. I Russell E. Richey, Kenneth E. Rowe, Jean Miller Schmidt 9780687246724, $52.99

Methodist Doctrine: The Essentials, 2nd Edition Ted A. Campbell 9781426727016, $21.99 Autobiography of Peter Cartwright Peter Cartwright 9780687023196, $24.99 The Yoke of Obedience: The Meaning of Ordination in Methodism Dennis M. Campbell 9780687466603, $18.99 Back to Zero: The Search to Rediscover the Methodist Movement Gil Rendle 9781426740398, $11.99 A Wesleyan Spiritual Reader Rueben P. Job 9780687057016, $21.99 Lord, I Love the Church and We Need Help Virginia O. Bassford 9781426740404, $11.99



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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.” Coke’s letters also give us contemporary insight into some of the events which began the transformation of an evangelical movement into a worldwide communion of Churches. John A. Vickers is retired as Head of Bognor Regis College, Department of Religious and Social Studies, in Bognor Regis, United Kingdom. 9781426757716, $89.99

Early Methodist Life and Spirituality: A Reader Lester Ruth 9780687342747, $38.99

Fellowship of Love: Methodist Women Changing American Racial Attitudes, 1920–1968 Alice G. Knotts 9780687027194, $27.99

The Journals of Dr. Thomas Coke John A. Vickers, editor 9780687054213, $39.99

John Wesley’s Conception and Use of Scripture Scott J. Jones 9780687204663, $26.99

The Methodist Conference in America: A History Russell E. Richey 9780687021871, $25.99

Methodist and Pietist: Retrieving the Evangelical United Brethren Tradition J. Steven O’Malley, Jason E. Vickers, editors 9781426714351, $46.99

Our Calling to Fulfill: Wesleyan Views of the Church in Mission M. Douglas Meeks 9781426700491, $32.99

Rethinking Wesley’s Theology for Contemporary Methodism Randy L. Maddox, editor 9780687060450, $28.99

Aldersgate Reconsidered Randy L. Maddox, editor 9780687009848, $21.99

Responsible Grace: John Wesley’s Practical Theology Randy L. Maddox 9780687003341, $33.99

Doctrine and Theology in The United Methodist Church Thomas A. Langford, editor 9780687110193, $26.99

Theology and Evangelism in the Wesleyan Heritage James C. Logan, editor 9780687413959, $22.99

Methodist and Radical: Rejuvenating a Tradition Joerg Rieger, John Vincent 9780687038718, $33.99 Wesleyan Beliefs: Formal and Popular Expressions of the Core Beliefs of Wesleyan Communities Ted A. Campbell 9781426711367, $49.99



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NEW! Holding Faith A Practical Introduction to Christian Doctrine

Cynthia L. Rigby The book conveys the content of core Christian doctrines and then addresses the “so what?� of each, its take away, how it matters to our everyday living, and how it shapes our spiritual and ethical practices. Using theological literature and Scripture but also current events, sociology, fiction, and movies, the author shows that theology matters. It matters to our lives and it matters to the life of the world. Cynthia L. Rigby is The W.C. Brown Professor of Theology at Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary in Austin, Texas. 9781426758140, $39.99 Hardcover: 9781630885847 $49.99

Counterfeit Christianity

The Persistence of Errors in the Church Roger E. Olson The author describes major heresies and how the church dealt with them, the players, and what pastors can do to address these faith issues in order to educate congregations about Jesus, God, and salvation. Roger E. Olson is Foy Valentine Professor of Christian theology and ethics at Baylor University. 9781426772290, $19.99 9781501806360, $39.99, DVD and Leader Guide

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. H. Richard Niebuhr Donald W. Shriver Jr. 9780687657315, $14.99

Kierkegaard Lee C. Barrett, III 9780687465262, $13.99

Schleiermacher Terrence Tice 9780687343348, $12.99

Augustine Eugene TeSelle 9780687053612, $12.99

Tillich Donald W. Musser, Joseph L. Price 9780687343447, $13.99

Calvin George W. Stroup 9780687659135, $11.99

Reinhold Niebuhr Robin W. Lovin 9780687646128, $12.99

Barth Eberhard Busch 9780687492466, $13.99

Luther Scott H. Hendrix 9780687656417, $12.99




The History of Theological Education Justo L. González “[The author] 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, GarrettEvangelical Theological Seminary. Justo L. González has taught at the Evangelical Seminary of Puerto Rico and Candler School of Theology, Emory University. 9781426781919, $39.99

Belief Matters The Belief Matters series assists pastors and clergy in explaining fundamental elements of the church and its worship to congregations. For small groups, Sunday school classes, and as a preaching resource, The Belief Matters series is suitable for a four-week study and includes discussion questions at the end of each chapter. The general editor of the series is William H. Willimon.

Incarnation: The Surprising Overlap of Heaven & Earth William H. Willimon 9781426757549, $13.99

Trinity: The God We Don’t Know Jason Byasee 9781630887865, $13.99

Holy Communion: Celebrating God with Us Kenneth M. Loyer 9781426796333, $13.99

Race and Theology Elaine A. Robinson 9780687494255, $10.99

Proclamation and Theology William H. Willimon 9780687493432, $11.99

Music and Theology Don E. Saliers 9780687341948, $12.99

Jews & Christians: A Troubled Family Walter Harrelson, Randall M. Falk 9780687203321, $22.99

Philosophy and Theology John D. Caputo 9780687331260, $14.99


What to Expect in Seminary: Theological Education as Spiritual Formation Virginia Samuel Cetuk 9780687017287, $24.99


Creation: The Apple of God’s Eye Justo L. Gonzalez 9781426785955, $13.99

Film & Religion: An Introduction Paul V. M. Flesher, Robert Torry 9780687334896, $27.99 God Does Not Foreclose: The Universal Promise of Salvation David Lowes Watson 9780687149643, $21.99

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NEW! The Virtual Body of Christ in a Suffering World Deanna A. Thompson This book accepts digital connectivity as our reality, but presents a vision of how faith communities can utilize technology to better be the body of Christ to those who are hurting while also helping followers of Christ think critically about the limits of our digital attachments. Deanna A. Thompson is professor of Religion at Hamline University in St. Paul, Minnesota 9781501815188, $19.99

The Holy Spirit Stanley Hauerwas, William H. Willimon This book will help people recognize what an extraordinary thing has happened to them through baptism and their inclusion in the Body of Christ through the Spirit. Stanley Hauerwas is the Gilbert T. Rowe Professor Emeritus of Divinity and Law at the Duke Divinity School in Durham, North Carolina. William H. Willimon is professor of the Practice of Christian Ministry at Duke Divinity School and retired Bishop of the North Alabama Conference of The United Methodist Church. 9781426778636, $13.99

Calvin Vs. Wesley Bringing Belief in Line with Practice Don Thorsen Points to the significant differences between Calvin and Wesley, although each wrote about major tenets of the church: who God is and what God’s will is for us; the place of Scripture; the atonement of Christ; the role of human responsibility; the work of God’s grace; and how these beliefs can connect to how people practice their faith. 9781426743351, $17.99 Liberating Black Church History Making It Plain Juan M. Floyd-Thomas 9780687332755, $17.99

Globalization and Theology Joerg Rieger 9781426700651, $12.99

Introduction to World Religions: Communities and Cultures Jacob Neusner, editor 9780687660001, $43.99

The Amnesty of Grace: Justification by Faith from a Latin American Perspective Elsa Tamez 9780687009343, $22.99

Nature’s Witness: How Evolution Can Inspire Faith Daniel M. Harrell 9780687642359, $18.99

I Was a Stranger: A Christian Theology of Hospitality Arthur Sutherland 9780687063246, $14.99

Spiritual Bankruptcy: A Prophetic Call to Action John B. Cobb, Jr. 9781426702952, $18.99


The Disabled God: Toward a Liberatory Theology of Disability Nancy L. Eiesland 9780687108015, $19.99 Redeeming Memories: A Theology of Healing and Transformation Flora A. Keshgegian 9780687129157, $26.99 Soul Theology: The Heart of American Black Culture Nicholas Cooper-Lewter, Henry H. Mitchell 9780687391257, $21.99



NEW! The Rebirth of African Orthodoxy Return to Foundations Thomas C. Oden Classic African Christian teaching in the patristic period (100–750 ad) preceded modern colonialism by over a thousand years. Many young African women and men are now reexamining these lost roots. They are hungry for accurate information on their brilliant Christian ancestors. Thomas C. Oden is the Henry Anson Buttz Professor of Theology and Ethics at Drew University in Madison, New Jersey. 9781501819094, $24.99

The Surprising Imagination of C. S. Lewis An Introduction Jerry Root, Mark Neal For Lewis, imagination is both a means and an end. More than a genius, he disciplined his imagination, harnessing its creativity in service of helping others believe more deeply. Jerry Root is associate professor of Evangelism and Leadership at Wheaton College, in Wheaton, Illinois. Mark Neal is the VP of digital marketing at a Chicago-based marketing firm and an independent C.S. Lewis scholar. 9781426795107, $34.99

Exclusion and Embrace

A Theological Exploration of Identity, Otherness, and Reconciliation Miroslav Volf Volf contends that if the healing word of the gospel is to be heard today, Christian theology must find ways of speaking that address the hatred of the other. 9780687002825, $28.99 Do Jews, Christians, & Muslims Worship the Same God? Jacob Neusner, Baruch A. Levine, Bruce D. Chilton, Vincent J. Cornell 9781426752377, $17.99 Religious Foundations of Western Civilization: Judaism, Christianity and Islam Jacob Neusner, editor 9780687332021, $42.99 Divinity & Diversity: A Christian Affirmation of Religious Pluralism Marjorie Hewitt Suchocki 9780687021949, $21.99


Is There a Future for God’s Love?: An Evangelical Theology Henry H. Knight III 9780687660339, $21.99

The Wounded Heart of God: The Asian Concept of Han and the Christian Doctrine of Sin Andrew Sung Park 9780687385362, $25.99

From Hurt to Healing: A Theology of the Wounded Andrew Sung Park 9780687038817, $21.99

Theological Worlds: Understanding the Alternative Rhythms of Christian Belief W. Paul Jones 9780687414703, $25.99

After Christendom: How the Church Is to Behave If Freedom, Justice, and a Christian Nation Are Bad Ideas Stanley Hauerwas 9780687009299, $21.99 Atonement and Violence: A Theological Conversation John Sanders, editor 9780687342945, $24.99


The Evangelistic Love of God & Neighbor: A Theology of Witness & Discipleship Scott J. Jones 9780687046140, $22.99

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NEW! Luther vs. Pope Leo A Conversation in Purgatory Paul R. Hinlicky Discussing the key issues that divided Catholics and Protestants and birthed a Reformation 500 years ago, this book tells a story: the author’s imaginary reconciliation in heaven between Martin Luther and Pope Leo X who work through the issues that divided them in their historical encounter. Paul R. Hinlicky is the Tise Professor of Lutheran Studies at Roanoke College and an internationallyknown theologian. 9781501804205, $19.99

Black Church Studies: An Introduction Stacey Floyd-Thomas, Juan Floyd-Thomas, Carol B. Duncan, Stephen G. Ray Jr., Nancy Lynne Westfield 9780687332656, $27.99

Mañana: Christian Theology from a Hispanic Perspective Justo L. González 9780687230679, $21.99

The Promise of Despair: The Way of the Cross as the Way of the Church Andrew Root 9781426700620, $17.99

The Truth About God: The Ten Commandments in Christian Life Stanley M. Hauerwas, William H. Willimon 9780687082025, $11.99

New & Enlarged Handbook of Christian Theology: Revised Edition Donald W. Musser, Joseph L. Price, editors 9780687091126, $43.99 A Community Called Atonement: Living Theology Scott McKnight 9780687645541, $18.99 An Introduction to Christian Theology Justo L. González, Zaida Maldonado Pérez 9780687095735, $21.99 Ethics: Systematic Theology Volume 1, Revised James Wm. McClendon, Jr. 9780687090877, $38.99 Doctrine: Systematic Theology Volume 2 James Wm. McClendon, Jr. 9780687110216, $39.99

Toward a Theology of Radical Involvement: The Theological Legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr. Luther D. Ivory 9780687014538, $24.99 The Soul of the Congregation: An Invitation to Congregational Reflection Thomas Edward Frank 9780687087174, $21.99 Caretakers of Our Common House: Women’s Development in Communities of Faith Carol Lakey Hess 9780687009633, $27.99 Mission: An Essential Guide Carlos F. Cordoza-Orlandi 9780687054725, $17.99

Witness: Systematic Theology Volume 3 James Wm. McClendon, Jr. 9780687098231, $34.99

Feminist & Womanist Pastoral Theology Bonnie J. Miller-McLemore, Brita L. Gill-Austern, editors 9780687089109, $25.99

Readings in Christian Thought: Second Edition Hugh T. Kerr, editor 9780687355471, $36.99

Feminism and Christianity: An Essential Guide Lynn Japinga 9780687077601, $18.99

Hispanic Christian Thought at the Dawn of the 21st Century: Apuntes in Honor of Justo L. González Alvin Padilla, Roberto Goizueta, Eldin Villafañe, editors 9780687098132, $27.99

The Quintessential Porcine History of Philosophy and Religion James Taylor 9781426754753, $9.99



Wo rs h ip

NEW! 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

Worship Ways For The People Within Your Reach Thomas G. Bandy with Lucinda S. Holmes Learn to use lifestyle information in worship planning to design a service that truly reaches the people in your community. This book explains why people worship and guides leaders to design relevant worship services that address people’s sense of urgency. Thomas G. Bandy is an internationally recognized church consultant and leadership coach. He works across the spectrum of church traditions, denominations, congregations, contexts, and cultures. Lucinda S. Holmes is a church leadership coach with over thirty years of local church experience. She offers InConnexion. 9781426788079, $22.99 Worship Together In Your Church as in Heaven Josh Davis, Nikki Lerner 9781426788062, $22.99

Sacraments as God’s Self Giving James F. White 9780687095650, $21.99

Worship as Theology: Foretaste of Glory Divine Don E. Saliers 9780687146932, $27.99

Let the Whole Church Say Amen!: A Guide for Those Who Pray in Public Laurence Hull Stookey 9780687090778, $22.99

Baptism: Christ’s Act in the Church Laurence Hull Stookey 9780687023646, $22.99

Worship Come to Its Senses Don E. Saliers 9780687014583, $17.99

Introduction to Christian Worship: Third Edition, Revised and Expanded James F. White 9780687091096, $33.99 Human Disability and the Service of God: Reassessing Religious Practice Nancy L. Eiesland, Don E. Saliers, editors 9780687273164, $29.99


Eucharist: Christ’s Feast With the Church Laurence Hull Stookey 9780687120178, $24.99 Calendar: Christ’s Time for the Church Laurence Hull Stookey 9780687011360, $22.99


The Sacraments in Protestant Practice and Faith James F. White 9780687034024, $20.99 A Brief History of Christian Worship James F. White 9780687034147, $21.99

Pre a c hing

NEW! Introduction to the Practice of African American Preaching Frank A. Thomas An important, groundbreaking book which acknowledges African American preaching as an academic discipline, and invites all students and preachers into a scholarly, dynamic, and useful exploration of the topic. Frank A. Thomas is the Nettie Sweeney and Hugh Th. Miller Professor of Homiletics and Director of the Academy of Preaching and Celebration at Christian Theological Seminary of Indianapolis. 9781501818943, $34.99

The Artistry of Preaching series

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

Preaching in the Small Membership Church Lewis A. Parks 9780687645848, $14.99

Conversations with Barth on Preaching William H. Willimon 9780687341610, $27.99

God Sense: Reading the Bible for Preaching Paul Scott Wilson 9780687006328, $21.99

Undone by Easter: Keeping Preaching Fresh William H. Willimon 9781426700132, $14.99

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

Connecting with the Congregation: Rhetoric and the Art of Preaching Lucy Lind Hogan, Robert Reid 9780687085293, $18.99 Crisis Preaching: Personal & Public Joseph R. Jeter Jr. 9780687073924, $21.99

Preaching the Psalms J. Clinton McCann, Jr., James C. Howell 9780687044993, $18.99



P re ach in g

NEW! The Sermon without End A Conversational Approach to Preaching Ronald J. Allen, O. Wesley Allen, Jr. Provides a solid foundation for understanding a post-apologetic approach to preaching, and offers practical, real-pulpit guidance for implementation in a preaching ministry. It is a book for both scholars and practicing preachers who wish to reach people in meaningful and significant ways, and in ways that make sense for today. Ronald J. Allen is Professor of Preaching and Gospels and Letters at Christian Theological Seminary in Indianapolis, Indiana. O. Wesley Allen, Jr. is Lois Craddock Perkins Professor of Preaching at Perkins School of Theology, Dallas, Texas. 9781630883218, $29.99

Sermon Treks

Trailways to Creative Preaching Ronald J. Allen Offers preachers and students an invigorating selection of new sermonplanning trails, for use as sermon series or for single sermons. All provide clear but creative guidance for the preacher. 9781426763861, $29.99

A Sermon Workbook

Exercises in the Art and Craft of Preaching Thomas H. Troeger, Leonora Tubbs Tisdale Offers theological clarity about why we preach, and what matters most. Guides the reader to build skill upon skill, working through inventive and engaging exercises. The workbook format can be used in a linear fashion, beginning to end, or readers can pick and choose the chapters to tailor-fit their own needs. 9781426757785, $24.99

Keep It Real: Working with Today’s Black Youth Anne E. Streaty Wimberly, editor 9780687497027, $16.99 Unleashing the Scripture: Freeing the Bible from Captivity to America Stanley Hauerwas 9780687316786, $21.99 Getting Ready to Preach Robert H. Spain 9780687006168, $17.99


Preaching Old Testament: Proclamation & Narrative in the Hebrew Bible John C. Holbert 9780687338702, $18.99

Abingdon Theological Companion to the Lectionary Paul Scott Wilson, editor

The Teaching Sermon Ronald J. Allen 9780687375226, $17.99

Preaching Year B 9781426740367, $28.99

Preaching Biblical Wisdom in a Self-Help Society Alyce McKenzie 9780687090501, $25.99


Preaching Year A 9781426740350, $28.99

Preaching Year C 9781426729775, $28.99

Pre a c hing

NEW! Preaching and the Human Condition Loving God, Self, & Others O. Wesley Allen Jr. Sermons often suffer from a lack of adequate analysis and presentation of the human condition. The result is that preachers either: 1. offer self-help type messages or 2. fail to help hearers experience the breadth of the good news of Jesus Christ because the “bad news” of the world is not presented with weight. O. Wesley Allen, Jr. is Lois Craddock Perkins Professor of Preaching at Perkins School of Theology, Dallas. 9781501818905, $24.99

Speaking Well Essential Skills for Speakers, Leaders, and Preachers, A Pocket Guide Adam Hamilton Adam Hamilton knows a thing or two about what it takes to be an effective speaker; he’s delivered nearly 6,000 sermons, speeches, and lectures and is an acclaimed presenter around the globe. This pocket guide offers powerful principles that can significantly improve the reader’s effectiveness as a speaker in any setting. These principles are shared in succinct, easy-to-digest chapters that include examples and real life illustrations, helping the reader to immediately build skill and confidence. Adam Hamilton is senior pastor of the United Methodist Church of the Resurrection in Leawood, Kansas, one of the fastest growing, most highly visible churches in the country. Hardcover: 9781501809934, $14.99

Preaching: An Essential Guide Ronald J. Allen 9780687045167, $18.99

Performing the Word: Preaching as Theatre Jana Childers 9780687074235, $19.99

The Hum: Call and Response in African American Preaching Evans E. Crawford 9780687180202, $17.99

A Concise History of Preaching Paul Scott Wilson 9780687093427, $21.99

The Burdensome Joy of Preaching James Earl Massey 9780687050697, $17.99

Púlpito: An Introduction to Hispanic Preaching Justo L. González, Pablo A. Jiménez 9780687088508, $21.99

Preaching Paul Brad R. Braxton 9780687021444, $21.99


The Six Deadly Sins of Preaching: Becoming Responsible for the Faith We Proclaim Robert Stephen Reid, Lucy Lind Hogan 9781426735394, $14.99 The Jazz of Preaching: How to Preach with Great Freedom and Joy Kirk Byron Jones 9780687002528, $18.99 A Healing Homiletic: Preaching and Disability Kathy Black 9780687002917, $21.99


P re ach in g

The Homiletical Beat Why All Sermons Are Narrative Eugene L. Lowry The sermon ceases to be something a preacher constructs, like a thesis or even a painting. Instead, it is more like a piece of music— something a preacher plays within intuitively, to a constant beat— time after time, week after week. Eugene L. Lowry served as William K. McElvaney Professor of Preaching for over 30 years at Saint Paul School of Theology in Kansas City, Missouri. 9781426751431, $16.99

Preaching 25th Anniversary Edition Fred B. Craddock A standard textbook on the art and craft of preaching. Craddock weaves history, theology, and hermeneutics into an exhaustive text on sermon preparation and preaching. Painstakingly prepared for seminary students and clergy, this book answers the fundamental question: How does one prepare and deliver a sermon? 9780687659944, $24.99

The Four Pages of the Sermon A Guide to Biblical Preaching Paul Scott Wilson Organizes both the preparation and the content of the sermon around its “four pages” each addressing a different theological and creative component of what happens in any sermon. One identifies the conflict underlying the biblical text; two looks at a similar conflict in today’s terms; three identifies where God is at work in the text; and four points to where God is at work today regarding the conflict on page two. 9780687023950, $27.99

The Web of Preaching: New Options in Homiletic Method Richard L. Eslinger 9780687012978, $28.99 The Holy Spirit & Preaching James Forbes 9780687173099, $16.99 What Do They Hear?: Bridging the Gap Between Pulpit & Pew Mark Allan Powell 9780687642052, $16.99


Preaching from the Soul: Insistent Observations on the Sacred Art J. Ellsworth Kalas 9780687066308, $19.99

Transforming the Stone: Preaching Through Resistance to Change Barbara K. Lundblad 9780687096138, $19.99

Celebration & Experience in Preaching: Revised Edition Henry H. Mitchell 9780687649198, $19.99

So That All Might Know: Preaching That Engages the Whole Congregation Thomas H. Troeger, H. Edward Everding Jr. 9780687652389, $18.99

Black Preaching: The Recovery of a Powerful Art Henry H. Mitchell 9780687036141, $18.99


Designing the Sermon: Order and Movement in Preaching James Earl Massey; William D. Thompson, editor 9780687104901, $17.99

Pre a c hing

NEW! Who Lynched Willie Earle? Preaching to Confront Racism William H. Willimon Pastors and leaders long to speak an effective biblical word into the contemporary social crisis of racial violence and black pain. They need a no-nonsense strategy rooted in actual ecclesial life, illuminated in this fine book by a trustworthy guide, Will Willimon, who uses the true story of pastor Hawley Lynn’s March of 1947 sermon, “Who Lynched Willie Earle?” as an opportunity to respond to the last lynching in Greenville, South Carolina and its implications for a more faithful proclamation of the Gospel today. 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. 9781501832512, $17.99

The New Interpreter’s® Handbook of Preaching Paul Scott Wilson, General Editor A major reference tool for preaching, with articles on every facet of Christian sermon preparation and delivery. This resource is both scholarly and practical. It focuses on the most distinctive feature and greatest strength of homiletics as a discipline: It is rooted in interdisciplinary scholarship and it develops theory geared to practice. The contributors are homileticians, preachers, and writers in various disciplines who are committed to the pulpit through practice. Hardcover: 9780687055562, $62.99

Thank God It’s Friday: Encountering the Seven Last Words from the Cross William H. Willimon 9780687464906, $15.99

From Pew to Pulpit: A Beginner’s Guide to Preaching Clifton F. Guthrie 9780687066605, $15.99

Preaching Without Notes Joseph M. Webb 9780687090884, $16.99

Imagining a Sermon Thomas H. Troeger 9780687186945, $17.99

How To Preach a Parable: Designs for Narrative Sermons Eugene L. Lowry 9780687179244, $21.99

Attentive to God: Thinking Theologically in Ministry Charles M. Wood, Ellen Blue 9780687651627, $16.99

Thank God Its Thursday: Encountering Jesus at the Lord’s Table As If for the Last Time William H. Willimon 9781426743375, $13.99

Shared Wisdom: A Guide to Case Study Reflection in Ministry Jeffrey H. Mahan, Barbara B. Troxell, Carol J. Allen 9780687383351, $19.99 The Practice of Preaching: Revised Edition Paul Scott Wilson 9780687645275, $28.99


Unleashing the Word: Preaching with Relevance, Purpose, & Passion (includes DVD) Adam Hamilton 9781426707001, $29.99 Sermon Sparks: 122 Ideas to Ignite Your Preaching Thomas H. Troeger 9781426740985, $18.99 Story Journey: An Invitation to the Gospel as Storytelling Thomas E. Boomershine 9780687396627, $24.99 God in Pain: Teaching Sermons on Suffering Barbara Brown Taylor; Ronald J. Allen, editor 9780687058877, $15.99


C h u rch His t o ry

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. 9781426754906, $44.99 Hardcover: 9781630885854, $54.99

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 cross-religious 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. 9781426754890, $49.99 Hardcover: 9781630885762, $59.99

A New History of Christianity Hans J. Hillerbrand Provides a definitive overview of the many persons, places, movements, and events necessary for the telling of our story, the story of the Church. It is a story told within the complex contexts of larger world events and world cultures, but defined and simplified by attention to those developments that have proven most influential. 9780687027965, $41.99

Church History: An Essential Guide Justo L. González 9780687016112, $17.99

The Early Church: Origins to the Dawn of the Middle Ages E. Glenn Hinson 9780687006038, $32.99

Hell Without Fire: Conversion in Slave Religion Love Henry Whelchel Jr. 9780687052837, $21.99

The Modern Church: The Dawn of the Reformation to the Eve of the Third Millennium Glenn T. Miller 9780687006052, $27.99

And You Welcomed Me: A Sourcebook on Hospitality in Early Christianity Amy G. Oden, editor 9780687096718, $32.99


The Medieval Church: From the Dawn of the Middle Ages to the Eve of the Reformation Carl A. Volz 9780687006045, $28.99



Spiritual Traditions for the Contemporary Church Robin Maas, Gabriel O’Donnell, O.P. 9780687392339, $33.99 In Her Words: Women’s Writings in the History of Christian Thought Amy Oden, editor 9780687459728, $32.99 A Concise History of Christian Doctrine Justo L. González 9780687344147, $27.99

Churc h History

Nuestra Fe A Latin American Church History Sourcebook Ondina E. González, 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. He is the author of many books, including Church History: An Essential Guide and To All Nations From All Nations, both published by Abingdon Press. 9781426774263, $44.99 Hardcover: 9781630885816, $54.99

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. 9781426757778, $49.99 Hardcover: 9781630884192, $59.99

A History of Christian Thought Volume I: From the Beginnings to the Council of Chalcedon, Revised Edition Justo L. González 9780687171828, $33.99 A History of Christian Thought Volume II: From Augustine to the Eve of the Reformation, Revised Edition Justo L. González 9780687171835, $33.99 A History of Christian Thought Volume III: From the Protestant Reformation to the Twentieth Century, Revised Edition Justo L. González 9780687171842, $33.99

The Life & Ministry of William Booth: Founder of The Salvation Army Roger J. Green 9780687052738, $27.99 The History of the Evangelical United Brethren Church J. Bruce Behney, Paul H. Eller; Kenneth W. Krueger, editor 9780687172061, $35.99 The Story of Evangelism: A History of the Witness to the Gospel Robert G. Tuttle Jr. 9780687352036, $32.99



E t h ics

NEW! Holding Up Your Corner Talking about Race in Your Community F. Willis Johnson Lead your congregation to see and solve problems of race and justice in your community. This book equips pastors to respond with confidence when crises occur, lower their own inhibitions about addressing this topic, and reclaim their authority as prophetic witnesses and leaders in order to transform their communities. F. Willis Johnson is senior minister of Wellspring Church in Ferguson, MO and Vosburgh Visiting Professor of Ministry and Social Engagement at Drew Theological School. 9781501837593, $15.99 DVD, Video Stories about Race, 9781501837616, $39.99 Participant Book, Guided Conversations about Race, 9781501837623, $9.99

NEW! 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-theground 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

A Christian Justice for the Common Good Tex Sample Calling Christians (individuals, as well as communities of faith) to a concrete version of social well-being befitting faithful life in Jesus and God’s vision of justice for the world, Tex Sample drills deeper and identifies the skills that must be cultivated to do justice work with others—work that will create a lasting impact while extending a Christian vision for the common good. The conclusion? The freedom God offers in Christ finds its place in concrete Christian efforts and the graced wherewithal of people who work generously with one another for a new and just life together. Tex Sample is a specialist in church and society, a much sought-after lecturer, storyteller, workshop leader, and consultant. He is also the Robert B. And Kathleen Rogers Professor Emeritus of Church and Society at The Saint Paul School of Theology. 9781501814266, $17.99



Ethic s

NEW! Moral Injury Restoring Wounded Souls Larry Graham Drawing upon neuroscience, narrative spirituality, and collaborative communal engagement, the author gives tools to aid pastors, chaplains, and spiritual caregivers ameliorate the distress caused by dissonance and resulting in moral injury. The book will also provide resources for helping people bear the burdens of moral responsibility and for navigating the sometimes unbearable consequences of particular moral actions. Larry Graham is Professor of Pastoral Theology and Care at Iliff School of Theology in Denver. 9781501800757, $19.99

An Introduction to Christian Ethics Goals, Duties, and Virtues Robin W. Lovin A few years ago, the first distinction that ethicists drew was the line between Christian ethics and philosophical ethics. However, in our global context, Christian ethicists must now, in addition, compare and contrast various ethics. Christian ethics has become increasingly multivocal not only because of a plurality of faiths but also because of a plurality of Christianities. Robin W. Lovin is Dean of Perkins School of Theology, Southern Methodist University, Dallas, Texas. 9780687467365, $29.99

Me and We: God’s New Social Gospel Leonard Sweet 9781426757761, $17.99 GreenFaith: Mobilizing God’s People to Save the Earth Fletcher Harper 9781426781759, $19.99 Jesus Weeps: Global Encounters on Our Doorstep Harold J. Recinos 9780687031856, $19.99

Authentic Transformation: A New Vision of Christ and Culture Glen H. Stassen, D.M. Yeager, John Howard Yoder 9780687022731, $28.99 There Shall Be No Poor Among You: Poverty in the Bible Leslie J. Hoppe, O.F.M. 9780687000593, $25.99

Pastoral Ethics: Professional Responsibilities of the Clergy Gaylord Noyce 9780687303380, $24.99 Ethics and Spiritual Care: A Guide for Pastors and Spiritual Directors Karen Lebacqz, Joseph D. Driskill 9780687071562, $21.99

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C are & Co u n s elin g

NEW! Pastor as Counselor Wise Presence, Sacred Conversation John Patton Offers no-nonsense instructions for pastors, chaplains, and ministers whose real specialty is the practice of relational wisdom. Provides a helpful, step-by-step template for pastoral counseling sessions and clear guidelines for understanding when to defer and how to refer—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 emeritus professor of pastoral theology at Columbia Theological Seminary in Decatur, Georgia, and a retired United Methodist minister. 9781630886905, $19.99

The Judas Syndrome Why Good People Do Awful Things George K. Simon Jr. Gives concrete ways to prevent people, even other Christians, from hurting you and shows the role that faith can play in changing them and helping you avoid the pain that these relationships often bring. Placing our trust in Christ’s message of love provides the gateway to the life God intends for us. 9781426751097, $17.99

What Do We Tell the Children? Talking to Kids about Death and Dying Joseph M. Primo One out of seven children will lose a parent before they are 20. Professionals of all types are often at a loss when dealing with a grieving child. Supporting grieving children requires intentionality, open communication, and patience. Normalizing grief and offering support requires us to be in tune with kids through dialogue as they grapple with questions of “how” and “why.” 9781426760495, $15.99

The Care of Men Christie Cozad Neuger, James Newton Poling, editors 9780687014514, $26.99 The Abuse of Power: A Theological Problem James Newton Poling 9780687006847, $24.99


Relational Refugees: Alienation and Reincorporation in African American Churches and Communities Edward P. Wimberly 9780687087983, $21.99 Balm for Gilead: Pastoral Advocacy for African American Families Experiencing Abuse Toinette M. Eugene, James Newton Poling 9780687023479, $21.99


Listen My Son: Wisdom to Help African American Fathers Lee H. Butler Jr. 9780687467495, $13.99 The Gift of Compassion: A Guide to Helping Those Who Grieve Becca Stevens 9781426742347, $10.99

Ca re & Counse ling

NEW! Pastoral Care Telling the Stories of Our Lives Karen D. Scheib Affirms the historic link between Christian formation and pastoral care by locating the distinctive nature of pastoral care in the mission of the church to form persons in the Christian life of love. Karen D. Scheib is associate professor of pastoral care and counseling at Candler School of Theology; Director, Women, Theology, and Ministry Program at Candler School of Theology, Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia. 9781426766473, $35.99

The Elephant in the Church What You Don’t See Can Kill Your Ministry Jeanne Stevenson-Moessner, Mary Lynn Dell Discussing common blind-spots of congregations and church leaders, the authors provide examples and illustrations for how to stop these “elephants” from ruining a ministry. 9781426753213, $16.99

Pastoral Care: An Essential Guide An Essential Guide John Patton The essentials of pastoral care involve the pastor’s distinctive task of caring for those who are estranged—the lost sheep. This book outlines the quintessential elements pastors need to wisely minister in today’s context by discussing four major kinds of lostness: grief, illness, abuse, and family challenges. 9780687053223, $19.99

Moving from Shame to Self Worth: Preaching & Pastoral Care Edward P. Wimberly 9780687082261, $18.99

Resurrecting the Person: Friendship and the Care of People with Mental Health Problems John Swinton 9780687082285, $24.99

The Concise Dictionary of Pastoral Care and Counseling Glenn H. Asquith Jr., editor 9781426702310, $42.99

The Gift of Presence: A Guide to Helping Those Who Suffer Joe E. Pennel Jr. 9781426702143, $10.99

When the One You Love Is Gone Rebekah L. Miles 9781426745867, $9.99

African American Pastoral Care: Revised Edition Edward P. Wimberly 9780687649495, $18.99


Addiction: Pastoral Responses Bucky Dann; Daniel G. Bagby, editor 9780687045044, $18.99 Hearing Beyond the Words: How to Become a Listening Pastor Emma J. Justes 9780687494996, $17.99 Cut Dead But Still Alive: Caring for African American Young Men Gregory C. Ellison II 9781426703041, $22.99


C are & C o u n s elin g / Min istry Le a de rship

NEW! Christian Social Innovation Renewing Wesleyan Witness L. Gregory Jones Churches need innovative approaches that provide renewal, reestablish trust and cultivate sustainability. Faith communities have their own need for innovation, demonstrated in a growing interest in starting new churches, developing “fresh expressions� for gatherings of community and discussions about how to cultivate a renewed sense of mission. L. Gregory Jones is Executive Vice President and Provost at Baylor University. 9781501825774, $16.99

Basic Types of Pastoral Care & Counseling

Resources for the Ministry of Healing & Growth, Third Edition Howard Clinebell, Bridget Clare McKeever, editor This standard reference work has updated resources, methods, exercises, and illustrations from actual counseling sessions that help readers be sensitive to cultural diversity, ethical issues, and power dynamics as they practice holistic, growth-oriented pastoral care and counseling in the parish. 9780687663804, $34.99

Christian Counseling An Introduction H. Newton Malony, David W. Augsburger The authors introduce the substance and method of Christian counseling as opposed to secular counseling, including family systems methodology. They also include how to do a faith assessment; how to collaborate, consult, and refer; the centrality of Christ in the counseling process; how to address issues of sexual and cultural diversity with sensitivity; and the destiny of Christian counseling. 9780687332830, $21.99

Science, Scripture, and Same-Sex Love Michael B. Regele 9781426798290, $22.99

Using Scripture in Pastoral Counseling Edward P. Wimberly 9780687002511, $18.99

Introduction to Pastoral Counseling Loren Townsend 9780687658350, $21.99

Counseling Troubled Teens & Their Families: A Handbook for Pastors and Youth Workers Andrew J. Weaver, John D. Preston, Leigh W. Jerome 9780687082360, $28.99

Understanding and Counseling Persons with Alcohol, Drug, and Behavioral Addictions Howard Clinebell 9780687025640, $39.99

Counseling Families Across the Stages of Life: A Handbook for Pastors and Other Helping Professionals Andrew J. Weaver, Linda A. Revilla, Harold G. Koenig 9780687084159, $33.99

Listening & Caring Skills: A Guide for Groups and Leaders John Savage 9780687017164, $18.99


Suicide: Pastoral Responses Loren L. Townsend; Daniel G. Bagby, editor 9780687492978, $18.99 Crisis Counseling in the Congregation Larry E. Webb 9781426726989, $15.99


Counseling Survivors of Traumatic Events: A Handbook for Pastors and Other Helping Professionals Andrew J. Weaver, Laura T. Flannelly, John D. Preston 9780687052431, $22.99

Ministry Le a de rship

NEW! Small on Purpose Life in a Significant Church Lewis A. Parks More is going on in your small congregation than you might think. Small On Purpose offers a vision of the small church as a Spiritanimated organism that releases native religious creativity and energy in its worship; makes claims on a future by making plans; and discovers surrogate family ties that bind. This small church learns how to bless rather than curse its location, how to craft beauty and hospitality from its buildings, and how to bequeath its faith to the younger generation. Lewis A. Parks is Associate Dean for Church Leadership Development and Director of the D.Min. Program at Wesley Theological Seminary in Washington, DC. 9781501827327, $15.99

Servants and Fools A Biblical Theology of Leadership Arthur Boers Offers a foundational perspective on leadership and guidance for practical application in the reader’s daily life and ministry. “A biblically based, Christologically grounded defense of leadership in the name of Christ.”—Will Willimon 9781426799785, $19.99


The Theology and Practice of Ordained Ministry, Revised Edition William H. Willimon Ordained ministry is a vocation to which we are called, not a profession that we choose. To answer that call is to open oneself to heartache and sometimes hardship; yet, given the one who calls, it is to make oneself available to deep and profound joy as well. 9781501804908, $29.99

Just Say Yes!

Unleashing People for Ministry Robert Schnase Examines the systems and attitudes that restrain and control ministry. Schase demonstrates practical ways church leaders can rethink fundamental assumptions about organizations and leadership—how every church can unleash its people for ministry—encouraging, emboldening, and equipping them. 9781426776137, $15.99 Leader Guide, 9781501825262, $9.99 Participant Guide, 9781501825286, $10.99 Devotional, 9781501825798, $4.99 DVD, 9781501825309, $39.99

Not Safe for Church: Ten Commandments for Reaching New Generations F. Douglas Powe Jr., Jasmine Rose Smothers 9781426775765, $16.99


Brain-Savvy Leaders: The Science of Significant Ministry Charles Stone 9781426798337, $24.99


M in is t ry L ead ers h ip

NEW! She

Five Keys to Unlock the Power of Women in Ministry Karoline M. Lewis She provides theoretical, theological, and practical frameworks and strategies for flourishing as women in ministry and engages critical reflection on the practice of ministry in light of current feminist theory, biblical interpretation, and experience. Karoline M. Lewis is associate professor of biblical preaching and the Alvin N. Rogness Chair of Homiletics at Luther Seminary, in St. Paul, Minnesota. 9781501804946, $19.99

NEW! Switch Off

The Clergy Guide to Preserving Energy and Passion for Ministry Heather Bradley, Miriam Grogan You can only preserve your passion and energy for ministry by learning to use your Off switch! Many members of the clergy are committed to their vocation, yet struggle to remain engaged and energized. The pressures of congregational and family commitments take their toll. Heather Bradley is an HR turnaround expert, specializing in successful integration mergers and acquisitions. Miriam Grogan is an executive and leadership coach. 9781501810466, $14.99

See, Know & Serve The People Within Your Reach Thomas G. Bandy Presents startlingly new ways to view congregations and communities, enabling leaders to understand the people within their reach on a granular level. This important, groundbreaking and convicting book lays out with depth and clarity a pioneering new way forward for every church and every mission-focused organization. 9781426774171, $19.99

Cryptomnesia: How a Forgotten Memory Could Save the Church Christine A. Chakoian 9781426790607, $18.99 Church Conflict: From Contention to Collaboration Norma Cook Everist 9780687038015, $19.99 Leading the Congregation: Caring for Yourself While Serving the People, Revised Editon Roger Heuser, Norman Shawchuck 9781426711398, $29.99 The Web of Women’s Leadership: Recasting Congregational Ministry Susan Willhauck, Jacqulyn Thorpe 9780687072965, $18.99


Leadership in the Wesleyan Spirit Lovett Weems 9780687046928, $18.99

Church Leadership: Vision, Team, Culture, Integrity, Revised Edition Lovett H. Weems Jr. 9781426703027, $18.99

Awakened to a Calling: Reflections on the Vocation of Ministry Ann M. Svennungsen, Melissa Wiginton, editors 9780687053902, $10.99

Ultimately Responsible: When You’re in Charge of Igniting a Ministry Sue Nilson Kibbey 9780687334926, $21.99

Calling & Character: Virtues of the Ordained Life William H. Willamon 9780687090334, $21.99

Pastoral Care in the Small Membership Church James L. Killen, Jr. 9780687343263, $14.99

Ducking Spears, Dancing Madly: A Biblical Model of Church Leadership Lewis A. Parks, Bruce C. Birch 9780687092857, $17.99

Journey in the Wilderness: New Life for Mainline Churches Gil Rendle 9781426710650, $16.99


Ministry Le a de rship

NEW! Thriving in the Second Chair

Ten Practices for Robust Ministry (When You’re Not in Charge) Mike Bonem Second chair leaders play a critical role in churches across the world. They serve in paid and unpaid capacities, and include laity, ordained clergy, bivocational, licensed local pastors and others who lead significant ministries, but who are not the lead or senior pastor. Mike Bonem highlights ten key factors that will help second chair leaders do more than just survive. These deep “springs” will enable them to thrive, so that their lives and ministries are fulfilling, vital, and sustainable. Mike Bonem is an author, speaker and consultant who focuses on helping ministries and their leaders maximize their effectiveness. 9781501814242, $18.99

NEW! Spiritual Leadership

Why Leaders Lead and Who Seekers Follow Thomas G. Bandy Bandy shows how different types of leaders attract different groups of followers. Knowing your “type” will help you know who will be attracted to your leadership style. Thomas G. Bandy is an internationally-recognized church consultant and leadership coach. 9781501825590, $19.99 re: MIX Transitioning Your Church to Living Color Mark DeYmaz, Bob Whitesel 9781630886929, $17.99 Spiritual Kaizen: How to Become a Better Church Leader Grant Hagiya 9781426753220, $19.99 Five Practices of Fruitful Congregations Robert Schnase 9780687645404, $18.99 Effective Small Churches in the Twenty-First Century Carl S. Dudley 9780687090907, $21.99 From Members to Disciples: Leadership Lessons from the Book of Acts Michael W. Foss 9780687467303, $16.99

Pastor: A Reader for Ordained Ministry William H. Willimon 9780687097883, $28.99

Resident Aliens: Life in the Christian Colony (Expanded 25th Anniversary Edition) Stanley Hauerwas, William H. Willimon 9781426781902, $19.99

Urban Ministry: An Introduction Ronald E. Peters 9780687642250, $22.99 Studying Congregations: A New Handbook Nancy T. Ammerman, Jackson W. Carroll, Carl S. Dudley, William McKinney, editors 9780687006519, $28.99 Wake Up: Hip-Hop, Christianity, and the Black Church Cheryl Kirk-Duggan, Marlon F. Hall 9781426703010, $27.99


Where Resident Aliens Live: Exercises for Christian Practice Stanley Hauerwas, William H. Willimon 9780687016051, $18.99 Handbook of Denominations in the United States, 13th Edition Frank S. Mead, Samuel S. Hill, Craig D. Atwood 9781426700484, $23.99


R elig i o u s Ed u cat io n

NEW! 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 Christian Education at Eden Theological Seminary in St. Louis. 9781501832468, $34.99

NEW! I Wonder Engaging a Child’s Curiosity about the Bible Elizabeth Caldwell A resource for adults who want to explore ways to help children read, engage, wrestle, and grow into deeper understanding of the Bible. 9781426799921, $19.99

Teaching Biblical Faith Leading Small Group Bible Studies Jack L. Seymour Illustrates how the reading of Scripture is a resource for ongoing theological reflection connecting experience, vocation, daily life, and faith. 9781630884307, $15.99

Teaching the Way of Jesus: Educating Christians for Faithful Living Jack L. Seymour 9781426765056, $29.99 Formation in Faith: The Congregational Ministry of Making Disciples Sondra Higgins Matthaei 9780687649730, $15.99 7 Ways of Teaching the Bible to Children: Includes 25 Lessons, Plus Activities That Satisfy Different Learning Styles Barbara Bruce 9780687020683, $18.99

Black Religious Experience: Conversations on Double Consciousness and the Work of Grant Shockley Charles R. Foster, Fred Smith 9780687044795, $31.99 Mapping Christian Education: Approaches to Congregational Learning Jack L. Seymour, editor 9780687008124, $18.99 Educating Congregations: The Future of Christian Education Charles R. Foster 9780687002450, $19.99 Christian Education in the Small Membership Church Karen B. Tye 9780687650996, $15.99



Soul Stories: African American Christian Education, Revised Edition Anne E. Streaty Wimberly 9780687494323, $21.99 Teaching Today’s Teachers to Teach Donald L. Griggs 9780687049547, $22.99 Contemporary Approaches to Christian Education Jack L. Seymour, Donald E. Miller, with Sarah P. Little, Charles R. Foster, Allen J. Moore, Carol A. Wehrheim 9780687094936, $21.99 The Church As Learning Community: A Comprehensive Guide to Christian Education Norma Cook Everist 9780687045006, $31.99

Ev a nge lism & Mission

NEW! The Sacred Secular

How God Is Using the World to Shape the Church Dottie Escobedo-Frank, Rob Rynders The church can learn from secular society how to “be the church.” People, especially young people, are ditching the suburbs in search of more interesting and compelling ways of living. Today’s mega-church isn’t much different from the big box store experience, an experience urbanites reject. Yet, they aren’t rejecting religious beliefs and have in many ways adopted new religious practices, whether they know it or not. The gathering spaces and the ways they gather may look different, however, this new urban “religion” brings with it a deep commitment to community building, sustainability, and compassion for one’s neighbors - all practices and beliefs found at the core of Jesus’ teachings. Dottie Escobedo-Frank is an elder in the Desert Southwest Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church, where she serves as the District Superintendent of the South District. Rob Rynders is the co-founder and previous co-pastor of City Square Church, an innovative United Methodist faith community in downtown Phoenix. 9781501810442, $16.99

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, $16.99

The Celtic Way of Evangelism

How Christianity Can Reach the West... Again, 10th Anniversary Edition, Revised and Updated George G. Hunter III This classic book on the power of indigenous evangelism has been thoroughly revised and updated, proving once again how much these ancient Christians have to teach anyone who seeks to spread the word of the gospel. 9781426711374, $17.99

New Wine, New Wineskins: How African American Congregations Can Reach New Generations F. Douglas Powe Jr. 9781426742224, $21.99 Radical Outreach: The Recovery of Apostolic Ministry and Evangelism George G. Hunter III 9780687074419, $22.99

Church for the Unchurched George G. Hunter III 9780687277322, $19.99 Needs-Based Evangelism: Becoming a Good Samaritan Church Robert D. Pierson 9780687332489, $16.99

Biblical Perspectives on Evangelism: Living in a Three-Storied Universe Walter Brueggemann 9780687412334, $18.99 How to Reach Secular People George G. Hunter III 9780687179305, $21.99

Evangelism in the Small Membership Church Royal Speidel 9780687335794, $15.99



C o m m on En g lis h Bib le

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:

Hardcover: 9781609260286, $54.99

Decotone: 9781609260408, $69.99

Brown Bonded Leather: 9781609260279, $74.99

CEB Bibles with Apocrypha The CEB Thinline with Apocrypha is highly portable yet easy to see with generous 9-point type and a convenient trim size. Available in hardcover and in a Black DecoTone simulated leather binding. The Apocrypha-only softcover edition in the Common English Bible translation is perfect for the classroom setting, a personal library, or for those who have never studied these books. The binding and price make it a cost-effective choice. This edition is also for Catholics, Anglicans, Episcopalians, and those interested in the Apocrypha.

Thinline with Apocrypha, Hardcover: 9781609261153, $24.99


Thinline with Apocrypha, DecoTone Black: 9781609261085, $34.95


The Apocrypha: 9781609261337, $16.99

Youth Ministry

Smaller Church Youth Ministry: No Staff, No Money, No Problem! Brad Fiscus with Stephanie Caro How a small church can have a big impact on a teen’s faith journey. 9781501825811, $16.99

Unleashing the Hidden Potential of Your Student Leaders Jen Bradbury How to select, develop, and empower student leaders. 9781501835698, $16.99

Teaching Outside the Box: Five Approaches to Opening the Bible with Youth Andrew Zirschky A new take on the traditional approach of communicating the bible to youth. 9781501823893, $16.99

OMG: A Youth Ministry Handbook Kenda Creasy Dean, editor Today’s youth ministry is tomorrow’s mainstream theology. 9781426700088, $25.99

CEB Study Bibles for Teens and Kids Reading the Bible will change your heart and life. Living the Bible will change the world. The CEB Student Bible will help you to read and live by asking challenging questions, connecting the Bible’s words and today’s world, and showing you how to participate in the story of God’s people. Kids will dive deep into Scripture with the CEB Deep Blue Kids Bible. This engaging, interactive Bible offers four-color icons and illustrations throughout with a wealth of notes, devotionals, Bible trivia, and other interactive elements to capture inquisitive young minds.

NEW! The CEB Student Bible: 9781609261795, $29.99


Deep Blue Kids Bible, Bright Sky: 9781609260811, $22.99


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