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ACADEMIC CATALOG – Spring 2018 –

For more than 200 years, Abingdon Press has provided resources that challenge scholars, students, pastors, church leaders, and general readers to faithful scholarship, transformative practices, and social responsibility. Abingdon Academic publications offer a disciplined and balanced approach for a broad ecumenical audience. With a historic commitment to publishing theologically diverse resources, Abingdon has a strategic investment in providing critical and insightful books from a variety of viewpoints. When leading the way with digital texts, Abingdon Academic books are clearly and accessibly written with an emphasis on praxis. Thank you for trusting Abingdon Academic with your classroom needs.

Biblical Studies............................................................3 Core Biblical Studies..................................................7

Reframing New Testament Theology.......................8

Biblical Studies............................................................9

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

Study Bibles...............................................................14

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

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

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


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

Ministry Leadership..................................................40

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

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

Common English Bible.............................................46

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NEW! Telling the Old Testament Story

God’s Mission and God’s People Brad E. Kelle A thematic reading of the Old Testament as a complex but coherent narrative. Unlike standard, introductory textbooks that only cover basic background and interpretive issues for each Old Testament book, this introduction combines a thematic approach with careful exegetical attention to representative biblical texts, ultimately telling the macro-level story, while drawing out the multiple nuances present within different texts and traditions. Brad E. Kelle is Professor of Old Testament and Hebrew, School of Theology and Christian Ministry, Point Loma Nazarene University. 9781426793042, $34.99

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

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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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

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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 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

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NEW! Jesus Darkly

Remembering Jesus with the New Testament Rafael Rodriguez The witness of scripture helps us remember Jesus well. The New Testament provides a deep and multifaceted witness to the saving reality of Jesus the Christ developed among the New Testament writers in the living context of a faith community’s memory. Rafael Rodriguez is Professor of New Testament in the School of Bible and Theology at Johnson University in Knoxville, TN 9781501839115, $29.99

NEW! Revelation as Civil Disobedience Witnesses Not Warriors in John’s Apocalypse Thomas B. Slater This study develops a way for Christians to read and appreciate the book of Revelation. Many decry the violent nature of the book without noting that Christians are never encouraged to take up arms. Along those same lines, many laypersons see the book as a justification for military intervention against Satan and his minions. They too miss the fact that the book of Revelation never tells Christians to arm themselves. Rather, Christians defeat evil by witnessing faithfully. Thomas B. Slater is Professor of New Testament Language & Literature at McAfee School of Theology. 9781501841743, $29.99

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

The Abingdon Introduction to the Bible Joel S. Kaminsky, Joel N. Lohr, Mark Reasoner 9781426751073, $39.99

God in New Testament Theology Larry W. Hurtado 9780687465453, $22.99

The New Testament Bruce M. Metzger 9781426772498, $29.99

An Introduction to Jesus and the Gospels Frederick J. Murphy 9781426749155, $32.99



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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

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

The Roman Empire and the New Testament Warren Carter 9780687343942, $18.99

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

The Historical Jesus James H. Charlesworth 9780687021673, $19.99

The Moral Teaching of Paul Victor Paul Furnish 9780687332939, $32.99

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NEW! The Holy Spirit in the New Testament John T. Carroll Explore the diverse ways that New Testament presents the meaning, activity, and significance of the Holy Spirit. John T. Carroll is the Harriet Robertson Fitts Memorial Professor of New Testament and Director of the Program for Excellence in Teaching and Learning at Union Presbyterian Seminary in Richmond, Virginia. 9781426766374, $29.99

NEW! The Pentateuch Marvin A. Sweeney How the Pentateuch employs narrative and law to provide the foundations for an ideal national and religious identity. Marvin A. Sweeney is Professor of Hebrew Bible at Claremont School of Theology and Professor of Tanak at the Academy for Jewish Religion California. 9781426765032, $29.99

NEW! Christology in the New Testament David L. Bartlett The New Testament presents us with not one picture of Christ, but many. David L. Bartlett is Professor Emeritus of Christian Communication, Yale Divinity School, and Distinguished Professor of New Testament, Columbia Theological Seminary, Decatur, GA. 9781426766350, $29.99

NEW! John and the Johannine Letters Colleen M. Conway A clear and concise introduction to John’s gospel and letters. Colleen Conway is Professor of Religious Studies in the Department of Religion at Seton Hall University. 9781426766398, $29.99

God in the New Testament Warren Carter 9781426766336, $29.99

The Dead Sea Scrolls Peter W. Flint 9780687494491, $39.99

Apocalyptic Literature in the New Testament Greg Carey 9781426771958, $29.99

The Apocrypha David deSilva 9781426742354, $25.99



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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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Reading the Good Book Well Jerry Camery-Hoggatt 9780687642755, $29.99

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

Scripture & Discernment Luke Timothy Johnson 9780687012381, $22.99

The Bible and Homosexual Practice Robert A. J. Gagnon 9780687022793, $43.99

Biblical Interpretation Sharon H. Ringe, Frederick C. Tiffany 9780687016082, $27.99

Old Testament Theology Walter Brueggemann 9780687340903, $35.99

Santa Biblia Justo L. González 9780687014521, $18.99

Jesus & the Land Charles R. II Page 9780687005444, $24.99

Essential Bible Study Tools for Ministry David R. Bauer 9781426755170, $45.99 Out of Babylon Walter Brueggemann 9781426710056, $14.99

The Triumph of Abraham’s God Bruce W. Longenecker 9780687035373, $28.99 Studying the Old Testament Rhonda Burnette-Bletsch 9780687646234, $32.99

Deuteronomic History Terence E. Fretheim 9780687104970, $21.99

Revelation and the End Times DVD (with Leader Guide) Ben Witherington III 843504011642, $38.99

Thus Says the Lord James M. Ward 9780687419029, $27.99

(Participant’s Guide) 9780687660063, $10.99

Worship in Ancient Israel Walter Brueggemann 9780687343362, $16.99

The Life & Teaching of Jesus Christ James F. Stewart 9780687092499, $21.99

A Theological Introduction to the Book of Psalms J. Clinton McCann, Jr. 9780687414680, $25.99

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

The Kingdom of God John Bright 9780687209088, $27.99

An Introduction to The Gospels Mitchell G. Reddish 9780687004485, $27.99

God and World in the Old Testament Terence E. Fretheim 9780687342969, $32.99

Then the Whisper Put On Flesh Brian K. Blount 9780687085897, $24.99

You Are My People Louis Stulman, Hyun Chul Paul Kim 9780687465651, $24.99

What Does Revelation Reveal? Warren Carter 9781426710148, $13.99

Handbook to A Grammar for Biblical Hebrew Jennifer S. Green, G. Brooke Lester, Joseph F. Scrivner 9780687008346, $16.99 A Grammar for Biblical Hebrew (Revised Edition) C. L. Seow 9781426789076, $39.99



B i b l i c a l S t u d ie s

Abingdon New Testa ment Com menta r ies 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 Testa ment Com menta r ies 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! Numbers Carolyn Pressler 978150184653, $39.99

Esther Linda M. Day 9780687497928, $27.99

Lamentations Dianne Bergant 9780687084616, $22.99

Ecclesiastes Julie Ann Duncan 9781501837579, $39.99

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

Ezekiel Nancy R. Bowen 9781426704451, $35.99

Leviticus Timothy M. Willis 9781426700170, $37.99

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

Daniel Donald E. Gowan 9780687084210, $23.99

Deuteronomy Walter Brueggemann 9780687084715, $38.99

Proverbs Christine R. Yoder 9781426700019, $41.99

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

Ruth Judy Fentress-Williams 9781426746253, $21.99

Jeremiah Louis Stulman 9780687057962, $43.99

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

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

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



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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 Ética Cristiana Ismael García 9780687073870

Introducción a la mística de San Juan de la Cruz Isaías A. Rodríguez 9780687657063

Introducción al Antiguo Testamento Guillermo Ramírez Muñoz 9780687073979

Introducción al griego de la Biblia I Ediberto López Rodríguez 9780687659845

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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® 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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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, $19.99

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CEB Bible Dictiona r y 9781609260248, $24.99

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

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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 With Apocrypha, Hardcover Hardcover Decotone Brown Bonded Leather Large Print Hardcover With Apocrypha, Cordovan Bonded Leather

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The Wesley Study Bible Experience the depth of John Wesley’s perspectives on scripture presented for the 21st-century disciple. The Wesley Study Bible highlights the depth of John Wesley’s perspectives on scripture and features accessibly written notes and articles contributed by pastors, theologians, and Bible scholars. Easy-to-understand explanations of core terms encompass the following themes: eternal life, forgiveness, grace, heaven, holiness, justice, and mission. NEW! CEB Wesley Study Bible Clover Honey Bonded Leather 9781609262105, $59.99 CEB Wesley Study Bible - Brown/Burgundy DecoTone 9781609261108, $49.99 CEB Wesley Study Bible - Gray Cloth 9781609261979, $39.99 NRSV Wesley Study Bible - Green/Brown Decotone 9780687645039, $49.99 NEW! NRSV Wesley Study Bible - Charcoal Bonded Leather 9781501847554, $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



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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, $26.99 800.251.3320

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

Wesley and the People Called Methodists Second Edition Richard P. Heitzenrater 9781426742248, $29.99 Hardcover. 9781630885793, $39.99 The Method of Our Mission Laceye C. Warner 9781426767173, $34.99 John Wesley on Christian Beliefs: The Standard Sermons in Modern English, Volume I Kenneth Cain Kinghorn 9780687052967, $32.99 John Wesley on The Sermon on the Mount: The Standard Sermons in Modern English, Volume II Kenneth Cain Kinghorn 9780687028108, $32.99 John Wesley on Christian Practice: The Standard Sermons in Modern English, Volume III Kenneth Cain Kinghorn 9780687022267, $32.99

Three Simple Rules Rueben Job 9780687649662, $6.99 Three Simple Rules - Leader Guide Rueben Job 9781501840173, $12.99 Three Simple Rules - DVD Rueben Job 9781501840166, $29.99 One Faithful Promise Magrey deVega 9781501824920, $9.99 One Faithful Promise - Participant Guide Magrey deVega 9781501824944, $4.99 One Faithful Promise - Leader Guide Magrey deVega 9781501824968, $9.99 One Faithful Promise - DVD Magrey deVega 9781501824982, $39.99

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

Five Means of Grace Elaine E. Heath 9781501835643, $9.99

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

Five Means of Grace - Leader Guide Magrey deVega 9781501835551, $12.99

Key United Methodist Beliefs William J. Abraham, David F. Watson 9781426756610, $15.99

Five Means of Grace - DVD Magrey deVega 9781501835575, $34.99

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


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 John Wesley’s Theology Today: A Study of the Wesleyan Tradition in the Light of Current Theological Dialogue Colin W. Williams 9780687205318, $25.99 800.251.3320

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NEW! The Works of John Wesley, Volume 32 Medical Writings James G. Donat , Randy L. Maddox From the beginning of his ministry John Wesley was committed to nurturing in his own life and in the communities he served “health of body and of soul.” This volume provides a window into his concern for “health of body” by collecting all of his writings related to health and wellness. These range from his best-selling home guide to health care, the Primitive Physic, through his recommendation of electrical-shock therapy, to his concern for nervous disorders. The volume will be of keen interest to all who are committed to recovering Wesley’s holistic understanding of salvation and ministry in the present church, as well as to those seeking a better understanding of medical care in the eighteenth century. John Wesley published a collection of advice for preserving health and treating diseases, and his Primitive Physick, went through twenty-three editions in Wesley’s lifetime—among the highest number of anything that he published—and stayed in print (and use!) continuously into the 1880s. James G. Donat graduated from McCormick Theological Seminary and the Wellcome Institute, University of London, receiving the PhD in the history and philosophy of science/medicine. He is an independent scholar with work focusing on John Wesley and medicine. Randy L. Maddox is William Kellon Quick Professor of Church History and Wesley Studies at The Divinity School, Duke University. Hardcover: 9781501859014, $59.99

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

The Appeals to Men of Reason and Religion and Certain Related Open Letters, Volume 11 9780687462155 Doctrinal and Controversial Treatises I, Volume 12 9781426744303 Doctrinal and Controversial Treatises II, Volume 13 9781426766978 Journal and Diaries I (1735–1738), Volume 18 9780687462216 Journal and Diaries II (1738–1743), Volume 19 9780687462223 Journal and Diaries III (1743–1754), Volume 20 9780687462230

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 Letters III (1756-1765), Volume 27 9781501806223



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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 United Methodist Deacon Margaret Ann Crain 9781426776113, $16.99 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, $24.99 800.251.3320

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The Journal Letters and Related Biographical Items of the Reverend Charles Wesley, M.A. Edited by Frank Baker, Richard P. Heitzenrater and Randy L. Maddox This volume is part of a series dedicated to providing a complete and accurate published collection of Charles Wesley manuscript items beyond his sermons and verse. The various items included in the series constitute crucial primary texts for study of Wesley’s life, his ministry, and his increasingly contentious position within Methodism in his later years. The first two volumes of the series were devoted to Charles Wesley’s Manuscript Journal, a single bound item held at the Methodist Archives and Research Centre. The present volume gathers a number of scattered items (the majority also held at MARC), many of which are earlier—and more complete—drafts of material in the Manuscript Journal. The third major component of the series is publication of all of Charles Wesley’s surviving personal correspondence, which are replete with material of biographical and larger historical interest. The late Frank Baker was Professor Emeritus of English Church History at Duke Divinity School and editor of two volumes in the Works of John Wesley (Bicentennial edition). Richard P. Heitzenrater is William Kellon Quick Professor Emeritus of Church History and Wesley Studies at The Divinity School, Duke University. Randy L. Maddox is William Kellon Quick Professor of Church History and Wesley Studies at The Divinity School, Duke University. 9781501854965, $74.99 Just Us or Justice?: Moving Toward a Pan-Methodist Theology F. Douglas Powe Jr. 9780687465538, $19.99

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

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 Methodism 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

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 The Journals of Dr. Thomas Coke John A. Vickers, editor 9780687054213, $39.99 The Methodist Conference in America: A History Russell E. Richey 9780687021871, $25.99 Our Calling to Fulfill: Wesleyan Views of the Church in Mission M. Douglas Meeks 9781426700491, $32.99 Aldersgate Reconsidered Randy L. Maddox, editor 9780687009848, $21.99 Doctrine and Theology in The United Methodist Church Thomas A. Langford, editor 9780687110193, $26.99 Methodist and Radical: Rejuvenating a Tradition Joerg Rieger, John Vincent 9780687038718, $33.99

Fellowship of Love: Methodist Women Changing American Racial Attitudes, 1920–1968 Alice G. Knotts 9780687027194, $27.99 John Wesley’s Conception and Use of Scripture Scott J. Jones 9780687204663, $26.99 Methodist and Pietist: Retrieving the Evangelical United Brethren Tradition J. Steven O’Malley, Jason E. Vickers, editors 9781426714351, $46.99 Rethinking Wesley’s Theology for Contemporary Methodism Randy L. Maddox, editor 9780687060450, $28.99 Responsible Grace: John Wesley’s Practical Theology Randy L. Maddox 9780687003341, $33.99 Theology and Evangelism in the Wesleyan Heritage James C. Logan, editor 9780687413959, $22.99

Wesleyan Beliefs: Formal and Popular Expressions of the Core Beliefs of Wesleyan Communities Ted A. Campbell 9781426711367, $49.99

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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

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

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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




NEW! A New Church and a New Seminary

Theological Education is the Solution David McAllister-Wilson The future of the church and the future of the seminary are inextricably linked. Most students and most professors go to the seminary “to fix the church,” because they realize that the future of the church and its seminaries are inseparable. Seminaries provide scholars for the church, who learn how to think, who learn how to take the long view, who shape identity, who foster a “culture of calling.” A new kind of Methodist progressive evangelicalism is regenerating, which lives the great commandment (love) and the great commission (reproducing disciples) on a global scale. Before, seminaries prepared pastors to maintain healthy churches in stable neighborhoods. Now, every neighborhood is changing and many churches are losing their members and their confidence. They long for a recovery of their sense of mission and a new kind of leadership. A new kind of seminary is regenerating to foster hope, wisdom, creativity, and engagement with the great issues of our day. David McAllister-Wilson is president of Wesley Theological Seminary in Washington DC. He is an ordained elder in the Virginia Annual Conference of The United Methodist Church. His main areas of interest are revitalizing the mainline Protestant church and excellence in church leadership. 9781501858895, $19.99

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, $24.99 800.251.3320

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! Jesus vs. Caesar: For People Tired of Serving the Wrong God Joerg Rieger This book serves as an indictment of the pieties of empire, whether government, corporate or any other forms of the faith that dominate and exclude. One form of Christian faith (Jesus) versus another form of Christian faith (Caesar). Whom and what will we trust and serve? What did Jesus disclose to the religious, economic, and political worlds of Israel and Rome? Joerg Rieger holds the Cal Turner Chancellor’s Chair in Wesleyan Studies and is Distinguished Professor of Theology in the Divinity School and Graduate Department of Religion at Vanderbilt University. 9781501842672, $19.99

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 Introduction to World Religions: Communities and Cultures Jacob Neusner, editor 9780687660001, $43.99 Globalization and Theology Joerg Rieger 9781426700651, $12.99

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

Redeeming Memories: A Theology of Healing and Transformation Flora A. Keshgegian 9780687129157, $26.99

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

Soul Theology: The Heart of American Black Culture Nicholas Cooper-Lewter, Henry H. Mitchell 9780687391257, $21.99

The Disabled God: Toward a Liberatory Theology of Disability Nancy L. Eiesland 9780687108015, $19.99

The Virtual Body of Christ in a Suffering World Deanna A. Thompson 9781501815188, $19.99




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, $24.99 800.251.3320

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 internationally-known 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



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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, $22.99 800.251.3320

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

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NEW! How to Preach a Dangerous Sermon Frank A. Thomas Preaching that causes actual turnaround in the hearts and lives of hearers. Learn to use four characteristics of “preaching with moral imagination� to proclaim freedom for all. The author describes the four characteristics using examples like Robert F. Kennedy, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Prathia Hall, and the Moral Monday Movement, along with musicians and other artists of today. Moral imagination helps the hearer to see what they cannot see, to hear what they cannot hear--to inhabit the lives of others, so that they can embody Christ and true freedom for those others. 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, Indiana. 9781501856839, $17.99

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

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

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

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

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

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



Pr e a c h i n g

NEW! Exodus Preaching Crafting Sermons About Justice and Hope Kenyatta R. Gilbert Exodus Preaching is the first of its kind. It is an exploration of the African American prophetic rhetorical traditions in a manner that makes features of these traditions relevant to a broad audience beyond the African American traditions. It provides readers a composite picture of the nature, meaning, and relevance of prophetic preaching as spoken Word of justice and hope in a society of growing pluralism and the world-shaping phenomenon of racial, economic and cultural diversity. Gilbert includes dozens of practical suggestions and five practical exercises to equip the reader for preaching in new ways and in new environments. He offers an holistic approach, fully equipping the reader with the theological and practical resources needed to preach prophetically. Dr. Kenyatta R. Gilbert is Associate Professor of Homiletics at the Howard University School of Divinity in Washington, DC. 9781501832574, $21.99

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

Keep It Real: Working with Today’s Black Youth Anne E. Streaty Wimberly, editor 9780687497027, $16.99

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

Unleashing the Scripture: Freeing the Bible from Captivity to America Stanley Hauerwas 9780687316786, $21.99

Abingdon Theological Companion to the Lectionary Paul Scott Wilson, editor

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

Preaching Year B 9781426740367, $28.99


Preaching Year A 9781426740350, $28.99

Preaching Year C 9781426729775, $28.99 800.251.3320

Sermon Treks Ronald J. Allen 9781426763861, $29.99 A Sermon Workbook Thomas H. Troeger, Leonora Tubbs Tisdale 9781426757785, $24.99

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NEW! Will Willimon’s Lectionary Sermon Resource, Year C Part 1 William H. Willimon Will Willimon is widely acclaimed as one of the top ten preachers in the world. For each Sunday of the Christian year, Will provides just what you need to begin the journey toward a sermon. This guide will stoke, fund, and fuel your imagination while leaving plenty of room to insert your own illustrations, make connections within your congregational context, and speak the Word in your distinctive voice. Guidance from Will Willimon is like sitting down with a trusted clergy friend and asking, “What will you preach next Sunday?” Year C Part 1 is part of a six-volume set that includes years A, B, and C (2 volumes per year) in the Revised Common Lectionary. William H. Willimon is Professor of the Practice of Christian Ministry at Duke University Divinity School 9781501847271, $24.99 Will Willimon’s Lectionary Sermon Resource, Year B Part 1 9781501847233, $24.99 Will Willimon’s Lectionary Sermon Resource, Year B Part 2 9781501847233, $24.99

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

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

Speaking Well Adam Hamilton 9781501809934, $14.99

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




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, $18.99 800.251.3320

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

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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 r c h H i s t o ry

NEW! World Christianity

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

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 9780687027965, $41.99 Church History: An Essential Guide Justo L. González 9780687016112, $17.99 Hell Without Fire: Conversion in Slave Religion Love Henry Whelchel Jr. 9780687052837, $21.99 A Concise History of Christian Doctrine Justo L. González 9780687344147, $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

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

Spiritual Traditions for the Contemporary Church Robin Maas, Gabriel O’Donnell, O.P. 9780687392339, $33.99

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

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In Her Words: Women’s Writings in the History of Christian Thought Amy Oden, editor 9780687459728, $32.99

Church Hi story

NEW! Handbook of Denominations in the United States, 14th Edition Samuel S. Hill, Frank S. Mead, Craig D. Atwood and Roger E. Olson The Handbook of Denominations in the United States has been the gold standard for reference works about religious bodies in America. The purpose of this Handbook is to provide especially non-scholars with a relatively simple, easy-to-use reference work for learning about the most significant Christian traditions and denominations in the United States in the second decade of the twenty-first century. It contains descriptions of over 200 distinct Christian denominations that are alive and well in that decade as well as descriptions of the several major Christian traditions to which they belongbased on shared historical and theological roots and commitments. The 14th edition is completely updated with current statistics, new denominations, and recent trends. The book has been made more useful and manageable by moving very small groups into broader articles while giving more detail and description to the large and influential denominations. 9781501822513, $29.99

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




NEW! Sacred Resistance

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

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

Fear of the Other No Fear in Love William H. Willimon There is a distinctively Christian way to engage the so-called “outsider” and “stranger.” Willimon invites readers to an on-the-ground faith that remembers the God who comes to us again and again through so-called outsiders, strangers, immigrants, and those without status. Beyond welcome, Christians must become “other” to the world, shaking off the dominant culture’s identity and privilege through practices of listening, humility, and understanding. William H. Willimon is Professor of the Practice of Christian Ministry at Duke University Divinity School and retired Bishop of the North Alabama Conference of The United Methodist Church. 9781501824753, $14.99


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Leader Guide, 9781501857300, $9.99 800.251.3320

Ethi cs

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

NEW! The Fight for Marriage Church Conflicts and Courtroom Contests William L. Harbison, Phillip F. Cramer Unique perspectives from Christian attorneys on the front lines of the U.S. Supreme Court battle for marriage equality. Bill Harbison works in corporate law and with trusts and estates. Phillip Cramer specializes in plaintiff’s recovery cases and other litigation. They both practice law in Nashville, TN. 9781501858932, $14.99

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

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

Ethics and Spiritual Care: A Guide for Pastors and Spiritual Directors Karen Lebacqz, Joseph D. Driskill 9780687071562, $21.99

There Shall Be No Poor Among You: Poverty in the Bible Leslie J. Hoppe, O.F.M. 9780687000593, $25.99

An Introduction to Christian Ethics Robin W. Lovin 9780687467365, $29.99

Pastoral Ethics: Professional Responsibilities of the Clergy Gaylord Noyce 9780687303380, $24.99

A Christian Justice for the Common Good Tex Sample 9781501814266, $17.99



Ca r e & C ou n s elin g

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, $21.99 800.251.3320

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

Care & Counsel i ng

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 a r e & C ou n s e lin g / M in is t ry Leadershi p

NEW! A New Day in the City Urban Church Revival Donna Claycomb Sokol, L. Roger Owens Renewal of the city church means discovering how the Spirit wants to renew this particular congregation. Churches with revived hope learn to let go of nostalgic dreams and tired habits and to walk with God into a new day of vibrant mission and ministry. The authors share lessons they’ve learned on the job and from other urban pastors. Along the way, they challenge clichés about church leadership and strategic planning by showing what congregational renewal can look like and how it can become a reality. Donna Claycomb Sokol is the pastor of Mount Vernon Place United Methodist Church in downtown Washington DC. L. Roger Owens is associate professor of leadership and ministry at Pittsburgh Theological Seminary. 9781501818882, $18.99

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

Science, Scripture, and Same-Sex Love Michael B. Regele 9781426798290, $22.99 Counseling Troubled Teens & Their Families: A Handbook for Pastors and Youth Workers Andrew J. Weaver, John D. Preston, Leigh W. Jerome 9780687082360, $28.99 Listening & Caring Skills: A Guide for Groups and Leaders John Savage 9780687017164, $18.99 Using Scripture in Pastoral Counseling Edward P. Wimberly 9780687002511, $18.99


Understanding and Counseling Persons with Alcohol, Drug, and Behavioral Addictions Howard Clinebell 9780687025640, $39.99 Suicide: Pastoral Responses Loren L. Townsend; Daniel G. Bagby, editor 9780687492978, $18.99 Crisis Counseling in the Congregation Larry E. Webb 9781426726989, $15.99 Introduction to Pastoral Counseling Loren Townsend 9780687658350, $21.99 Christian Counseling H. Newton Maloney, David W. Augsburger 9780687332830, $21.99 800.251.3320

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 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 Basic Types of Pastoral Care & Counseling Howard Clinebell, Bridget Clare McKeever, editor 9780687663804, $34.99

Min i str y Leadershi p

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

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 Spirit-animated 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



Mi n i st r y L e a d ers h ip

NEW! Strategic Thinking How to Sustain Effective Ministry Thomas G. Bandy Strategic thinking involves an element of risk. This is because the goal is not only to perfect ongoing programs, but to initiate new ideas and terminate ineffective tactics. In order to go beyond the box to be relevant to the changing community, churches must accept more risk. They must be willing to go beyond the comfort zones of members to improve the effectiveness of programs. They must be willing to risk failure and learn from mistakes by implementing creative new ideas. Thomas G. Bandy is an internationally-recognized church consultant and leadership coach. 9781501849619, $21.99


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 Participant Book 9781501842696, $10.99 DVD with Facilitator Guide, 9781501842702, $39.99

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

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

See, Know & Serve The People Within Your Reach Thomas G. Bandy 9781426774171, $19.99 800.251.3320

Min i str y Leadershi p

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

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 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

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 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

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



Re l i g i o u s E d u cat io n

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

Reset the Heart

Unlearning Violence, Relearning Hope Mai-Anh Le Tran Educating for faith and justice in a violent world requires an imaginative unlearning and unmaking of the values of violence. Thinking and teaching for violenceresisting 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

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 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 OMG: A Youth Ministry Handbook Kenda Creasy Dean, editor 9781426700088, $25.99


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 Teaching Biblical Faith Jack L. Seymour 9781630884307, $15.99 800.251.3320

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

E v a n gel i sm & Mi ssi on

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 o n 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:

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

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, $34.95 800.251.3320

The Apocrypha: 9781609261337, $16.99

C o m mon Engl i sh B i bl e

The CEB Navigation Bible Finding Your Way Through the Bible (Decotone) The CEB Navigation Bible is an easy introduction to the challenging world of the Bible. From a guide to looking up passages to a dictionary of terms, it has everything a person who is new to the Bible needs to quickly become comfortable exploring this ancient book and start growing in faith. Ideal for many readers including Bible study leaders, new believers, and young people. Available in two bindings: a graphic hardcover for repeated use, such as in a classroom, and a beautiful dark blue for those wanting a finer cover. KEY FEATURES: • Brief introductions to each book of the Bible, complete with main characters, places, and memorable passages • Notes that are factual, devotional, and inspirational • List of favorite Bible stories and passages (with page numbers) • 16 maps with index • Dictionary of Bible terms • Guide to using a Bible • Reading plans (with page numbers) 9781609262136, $34.99

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

CEB Deep Blue Kids Bible Compass 9781609262112, $22.99



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Abingdon Academic Spring 2018 Catalog  
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