2015 fall catalog
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are all around us•
The Pop in Culture Series Pastor and author Matt Rawle is on a mission. He sees Christ all around him—in books, movies, TV shows, rock music—and he wants to share what he sees. As Matt says, God offers the raw ingredients, and “culture” is whatever we cook up. In this new series, he stirs up a tasty gumbo of insight, humor, and inspiration based on some of your favorite pop culture classics. Rawle is Lead Pastor at The Well in Ponchatoula, Louisiana. See facing page.
INSIDE catalog The Pop in Culture Series............. inside front cover, 1
Christian Living........................................................ 2–6
Leadership & Theology............................................. 23
Spiritual Growth....................................................... 8–9
Leadership & Preaching............................................ 25
Pastoral Care & Youth............................................... 26
Books for Women...................................................... 13
Bibles for Children & Youth....................................... 27
C. S. Lewis................................................................. 14
Christian Fiction......................................................... 15
Bible Reference......................................................... 29
Church & Culture................................................. 16–17
Biblical Studies.................................................... 30–32
Adam Hamilton................................. inside back cover
Church Growth.......................................................... 20
The CEB Student Bible................................back cover
Christian History........................................................ 21
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The Pop in Culture Series Discover your world, God’s world, and the world of Atticus Finch
The Faith of a Mockingbird: A Small Group Study Connecting
Christ and Culture Matt Rawle
In The Faith of a Mockingbird, based on Harper Lee’s To Kill a Mockingbird, pastor and author Matt Rawle uses Lee’s beloved characters to explore Christian faith, theology, and ethics. Join Scout, Atticus Finch, Boo Radley, and Tom Robinson in this four-week study considering God’s world and what it all means. The Faith of a Mockingbird is part of The Pop in Culture Series of Bible studies in which Matt Rawle stirs up a tasty gumbo of insight, humor, and inspiration based on some of your favorite pop culture classics. Abingdon Press. 9781501803697. $14.99; Cokesbury Price $10.04
The Salvation of Doctor Who:
A Small Group Study Connecting Christ and Culture Matt Rawle In The Salvation of Doctor Who, pastor and author Matt Rawle draws on the long-running TV show and cult favorite Doctor Who to chart the intersection of faith and science. Chapters include: Bigger on the Inside; God and Time and God’s Time; The Oldest Question in the Universe; and The Sonic Screwdriver Is Mightier Than the Sword. Abingdon Press. 9781501803802. $14.99; Cokesbury Price $10.04
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A Small Group Study Connecting Christ and Culture Matt Rawle Hollywood Jesus is pastor and author Matt Rawle’s study of Jesus and Christ figures in films including Cool Hand Luke, The Lion King, The Truman Show, and One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest. Explore what happens when script meets Scripture, when pop culture encounters the King of kings and Lord of lords. Abingdon Press. 9781501803918. $14.99; Cokesbury Price $10.04
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Christian Living Jesus takes our ragged edges and missing pieces and mends us into something both whole and beautiful
Tattered and Mended: The Art of Healing the Wounded Soul Cynthia Ruchti
Glow-in-the-dark hope. That’s how author and broadcaster Cynthia Ruchti describes how God meets us in the depths of our despair with the promise of transformation. In her newest book she helps us realize that even wounds we fear are damaged beyond repair can be healed through Christ, who takes our ragged edges and missing pieces and mends us into something both whole and beautiful. Abingdon Press. 9781426787690. Paper. $15.99; Cokesbury Price $10.71 9781501800474. Hardcover. $24.99; Cokesbury Price $16.74
new Broken: Restoring Trust new Strangers Between the Sacred & the Secular Greg Fromholz
Christians often shake a judgmental fist at secular society instead of exploring other faith perspectives. Broken inspires us to be connected and restored to culture and life around us— so that we can find, and multiply, hope. Abingdon Press. 9781426796357. Paper. $16.99; Cokesbury Price $11.38 9781501808272. Hardcover. $24.99; Cokesbury Price $16.74
new The Soul of
Drowning: Grappling with
Shame: Retelling the Stories We
Impossible Idealism, Drastic Choices, and the Overpowering Urge to Help Larissa MacFarquhar
Believe about Ourselves Curt Thompson, M.D.
We read about it in the Bible, but what does it really mean to be your brother’s keeper? This book combines real-life stories of unimaginable acts of selflessness along with meditations on the implications of these ethical acts. Penguin Press.
Thompson unpacks the soul of shame, revealing its ubiquitous nature and neurobiological roots. He provides the theological and practical tools needed to dismantle shame, based on years of research and counseling people to overcome its wounds. InterVarsity Press.
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The Light of the World: A Memoir Elizabeth Alexander
The Light of the World is a deeply resonant memoir from acclaimed poet and Pulitzer Prize finalist Elizabeth Alexander for anyone who has loved and lost, and found themselves at an existential and spiritual crossroads. It universalizes a very personal quest for meaning and acceptance in the wake of loss. Grand Central Publishers. 9781455599875. Hardcover. $26.00; Cokesbury Price $18.72 FB15
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Christian Living Become Good News again in a hurting, polarized world
new For the Love:
Fighting for Grace in a World of Impossible Standards Jen Hatmaker The popular writer, blogger, and television personality reveals with humor and style how Jesus’ extravagant grace is the key to dealing with life’s biggest challenge: people. The majority of our joys, struggles, thrills, and heartbreaks relate to people. People are the best and worst thing about the human life. For the Love reveals how to practice kindness, grace, truthfulness, vision, and love to ourselves and those around us. It leads us to reimagine Jesus’ grace as a way of life, and it does it in a funny yet profound manner readers will love. Thomas Nelson. 9780718031824. Hardcover. $22.99: Cokesbury Price $16.55
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7: An Experimental Mutiny Against Excess 9781433672965. $14.99; Cokesbury Price $10.79
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new Renew Your Life:
new Room to Grow:
new The Cultivated Life:
If you’ve ever felt utterly exhausted by life, longing for refreshment, you’re not alone. Pastor Kai Nilsen points the way to the wellspring of renewal in the Holy Spirit through revitalizing spiritual practices that bring energy for creative life change in God. InterVarsity Press. Coming in October.
In this collection of brief, pastoral meditations, Copenhaver offers insight and guidance on a broad range of aspects of the Christian life—on subjects from grief to Christmas gifts—which will renew and inspire any Christian in their daily walk. Eerdmans. Coming in October.
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We try to cram as much work, friends, play, rest into the time we have. What if “How do I fit it all in?” isn’t the right question? This book helps readers explore how the Scriptures frame our time, and shows how we can make the most of our time, and trust God with the rest. Baker Book House.
Sociology professor and spiritual director Susan Phillips walks us through our circuslike cultural landscape to invite us into a cultivated life of spirituality and attentiveness. These pages unfold the spiritual practices that can lead us into a new, delightful way of living. InterVarsity Press.
9780801003219. $14.99; Cokesbury Price $10.79
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Discovering the Wellspring of God’s Energy Kai Mark Nilsen
Meditations on Trying to Live as a Christian Martin B. Copenhaver
Cultivating a Quiet Soul in a Busy World David W. Henderson
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From Ceaseless Striving to Receiving Joy Susan S. Phillips
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Christian Living A shocking discovery of hidden family secrets leads to profound revelations of faith
Hidden Inheritance: Family Secrets, Memory, and Faith Heidi B. Neumark
Imagine discovering, as a Lutheran pastor, that your grandfather died in a concentration camp and your grandmother was a death-camp survivor. How would it change your spiritual life? Heidi Neumark’s discovery of her Jewish heritage and her family’s loss and trauma resulted in the shocking revelation that she was suddenly and inherently connected to the marginalized community she had been ministering to for three decades. A compelling story that links the past with contemporary challenges. Abingdon Press. Coming in October. 9781630881245. Paper. $16.99; Cokesbury Price $11.38 9781501808319. Hardcover. $24.99; Cokesbury Price $16.74
Change of Heart: Justice,
Mercy, and Making Peace with My Sister’s Killer Jeanne Bishop
When her sister, her sister’s husband, and their unborn child were murdered, Bishop, a Christian, not only learned to forgive the teenage killer, but reconciled with him. She became a public defender and an outspoken opponent of capital punishment. Westminster John Knox Press.
Diary of a Jackwagon
St. Benedict’s Toolbox: The Nuts and Bolts
Tim Hawkins with John Driver
of Everyday Benedictine Living (Revised Edition) Jane Tomaine
Popular Christian comedian Tim Hawkins shares his hilarious perspective on life in the 21st century— everything from family, culture, and music to church, parenting, and education. Thomas Nelson Publishing.
The Rule of Benedict—devised in the 6th century when times in the Roman Empire were tumultuous, much like our own—offers timeless and practical tools for living this Christ-centered life today. Morehouse Publishing.
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new The Plain Choice:
A True Story of Choosing to Live an Amish Life Sherry Gore with Jeff Hoagland Sherry Gore was in an emotional tailspin, hanging by a thread, then she walked into a church and found her place. This is the story of one of the few people to have successfully joined the Amish from the outside. Zondervan Publishing. 9780310335580. $15.99; Cokesbury Price $11.51 FB15
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Christian Living A guidebook for spirituality in a post-Christian world
new Gifts of the Dark Wood: Seven Blessings for Soulful
Skeptics (and Other Wanderers) Eric Elnes
Uncertain? Empty? Lost? Join the crowd and find companions who are willing to wander the unseen road ahead. It’s okay to feel awkward in your search for God. You’re not alone amid your holy mess. In fact, author Dr. Eric Elnes believes that uncertainty about your spiritual life can be one of your greatest assets because it is while we are unsure that we probe, question, and discover. You don’t need to be a saint or spiritual master to experience profound awakening and live with God’s presence and guidance. You need only to wander. This book is for both the insider who has left the traditional church and the outsider who is curious about faith but mistrustful of religious systems and authority. Abingdon Press. 9781426794131. Paper. $16.99; Cokesbury Price $11.38 9781501808289. Hardcover. $24.99; Cokesbury Price $16.74
new The Grave Robber: How Jesus Can Make Your Impossible Possible Mark Batterson
Miracles are all around us, if you know how to look. Read about the power of the seven miraculous signs of Jesus from the Gospel of John, plus true stories of miracles today. Baker Book House. 9780801015984. Paper. $15.99; Cokesbury Price $11.51 9780801015946. Hardcover. $22.99; Cokesbury Price $16.55 Study resources available. Contact us for details.
A Trip Around the Sun:
Turning Your Everyday Life Into the Adventure of a Lifetime Mark Batterson, Richard Foth, with Susanna Foth Aughtmon In a fun, storytelling style, the authors challenge readers to shake off fear, dream big, and quit living as if the purpose of life is to arrive safely at death. They show how to experience life and faith as the ultimate adventure. Baker Book House. 9780801016837. $14.99; Cokesbury Price $10.79
new Miracles: What They
new Imagine Me:
The #1 bestselling author of Bonhoeffer explores miracles in an inspiring response to the New Atheists. Not since C. S. Lewis in 1947 has an author of Eric Metaxas’s stature undertaken a major exploration of the phenomenon of miracles. Plume. Coming in October.
For centuries Christians have used imagination as a way to listen to God. Using this practice, Wright leads readers to prayerfully imagine what might have happened in 20 key events in Jesus’ life. With reflection questions, she connects similar moments in the reader’s life with transitional moments in Jesus’ life. Upper Room Books.
Are, Why They Happen, and How They Can Change Your Life Eric Metaxas
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Encountering Jesus Through Story Vinita Hampton Wright
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Christian Living new
Hands Free Life: 9 Habits for Overcoming Distraction, Living Better, & Loving More Rachel Macy Stafford
We all yearn to look back to find we lived a life of significance. But is it even possible anymore? New York Times bestselling author and widely known Christian blogger, Rachel Macy Stafford, reveals nine habits that help you focus on investing in the most significant parts of your life and help you experience a new sense of urgency to live, love, dream, connect, create, forgive, and flourish despite the distractions of our culture. By following each daily Hands Free Declaration, you will be inspired to adopt daily practices in order to make meaningful, lasting human connections; live in the now despite impulses toward perfection and productivity; protect your most sacred relationships, values, beliefs, faith, health, and happiness, despite the latent dangers of technology and social media; pursue the passions of your heart without sacrificing your job or your daily responsibilities; and evaluate daily choices to insure you are investing in a life that matters to you. With a Hands Free Life perspective, you will have the power to look back and see you didn’t just manage life, you actually lived it—and lived it well. Zondervan Publishing. 9780310338154. $15.99; Cokesbury Price $11.51
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Hands Free Mama: A Guide to Putting Down the Phone, Burning the To-Do List, and Letting Go of Perfection to Grasp What Really Matters! 9780310338130. $15.99; Cokesbury Price $11.51
This Must Be the Place: Reflections on Home
Songs My Grandma Sang
“Home, for me, means to belong, to feel wanted.” This book connects the metaphor of home that runs through the stories of our faith—the Prodigal Son, the Son of Man with nowhere to call home, heaven as home—with the deep desire to belong and to feel wanted. Morehouse Publishing. Coming in November.
Bishop Curry shares the music of his childhood—the songs that have grown with him to shape an adult and vibrant faith. Morehouse Publishing. 9780819229939. $18.00;
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new Passing It on:
How to Nurture Your Children’s Faith Season by Season Kara Lassen Oliver
Michael B. Curry
Parents have the most direct impact on their children’s spiritual formation. But often they lack confidence in their biblical knowledge, theological understanding, and grasp of Christian tradition. With gentle humor and insight, Oliver gives practical ideas for passing on faith to kids. Upper Room Books.
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Crazy Christians: A Call to Follow Jesus 9780819228857. $18.00; Cokesbury Price $12.60
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new In God’s Holy Light: Wisdom from the Desert Monastics Joan Chittister
Weekly devotions explore sayings of the Desert Mothers and Fathers. Franciscan Media. 9781616368319. Hardcover. $22.99; Cokesbury Price $16.55
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The Gift of Years
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Prayer Understanding the true meaning and impact of the words Jesus prayed
What the Prayers of Jesus Tell Us About the Heart of God Shane Stanford
Most Christians pray, but do we pray like Jesus taught us? What do we really know about the prayer life of Jesus and how it shaped his time with the Father and his relationship with us? More than any other part of his ministry, Jesus’ prayers inform and engage his intentions for how the gospel would change lives and affect the world. Looking at seven specific examples of when Jesus “goes away to pray,” What the Prayers of Jesus Tell Us About the Heart of God refines our understanding of Jesus’ plans for his disciples (both in that first century and for every century to follow). Studying these prayers reminds us of the personal and profound nature of the Trinity, shows us God’s great love for his people, allows us to marvel at the magnitude of Jesus’ sacrifice, and helps us prayerfully communicate with our God. Abingdon Press. Coming in October. 9781426774256. Paper. $15.99; Cokesbury Price $10.71 9781501808340. Hardcover. $24.99; Cokesbury Price $16.74
new The Timeless Faith Classics line combines fresh, elegant designs with reflections specific to select classics. Zondervan. Each, Hardcover. $9.99; Cokesbury Price $7.19
A Shepherd Looks at Psalm 23 W. Phillip Keller
A beautiful new entry into the Timeless Faith Classics line and a fresh new update to the beloved classic. 9780310354024. Also available: The Creeds. 9780310343387.
Reflections on the Lord’s Prayer Susan Brower
Presents the best-known prayer among Christians as the ultimate prayer model. Insights and thoughts from a variety of respected writers. 9780310349822. Also available: The Serenity Prayer. 9780310342427.
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Opening to God: Lectio Divina and Life as Prayer David G. Benner
Spiritual director David Benner invites us to discover openness to God as the essence of prayer, spirituality, and the Christian life. Using the four movements of lectio divina, Benner opens us to a world of possibilities for communion with God: praying with our senses, with imagination, with music and creativity, more. InterVarsity Press. 9780830835508. $16.00; Cokesbury Price $11.52
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Spiritual Growth Your secret to facing the impossible with confidence
Faithing It: The Faith Fight to Your Purpose Cora Jakes Coleman Cora Jakes shares her inspirational story of spiritual growth to set the stage for this life-changing message. Faithing It is not about pretending away your problems—it’s about facing circumstances with confidence because you see them measured next to the chain-breaking, miracleworking power of God. Your storms may seem big, but God is bigger. Your season may feel dark, but God’s light is shining through. Your circumstance may appear hopeless, but nothing is impossible for God. Destiny Image. Coming in November. 9780768407891. Hardcover. $21.99; Cokesbury Price $15.83
What Is Your Practice? Lifelong Growth in
the Spirit Norvene Vest and Liz Forney
Presents a variety of foundational Christian ascetical practices, translated into contemporary idiom. Readers are encouraged to experiment with and commit to sustained practices to help them to live faithfully during unsettled times. Morehouse Publishing. 9780819229892. $18.00; Cokesbury Price $12.60
new What We Need Is
Here: Practicing the Heart of Christian Spirituality L. Roger Owens
For those searching for an authentic faith, Owens calls for a return to basic Christian practices that build and sustain our relationship with God. Explore seven fundamentals of Christian spirituality in a thoughtful, engaging treatment. Upper Room Books. Coming in November. 9780835815109. $13.99; Cokesbury Price $10.07
new Ask: Faith Questions in a
Encounters with Jesus: Unexpected Answers to Life’s Biggest Questions Timothy Keller
Skeptical Age Scott J. Jones and Arthur D. Jones
Bishop Scott Jones, author of The Wesleyan Way, partners with his son to address hard questions we face when considering faith, religion, and the church. The message: engage your doubt. Abingdon Press.
The New York Times bestselling author explores how we’re changed by meeting Jesus. Focuses on Jesus’ meetings with others—a skeptical student, a religious insider, an outcast, even his mother— and shows how central events in Jesus’ life provide ways to encounter him again or for the first time. Riverhead.
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new Walking with
God Through Pain and Suffering
Keller’s books have sold millions of copies to both religious and secular readers. Here he explores one of the most difficult questions we must answer in our lives: Why is there pain and suffering? The definitive Christian book on why bad things happen and how we should respond to them. Riverhead. 9781594634406. $16.00; Cokesbury Price $11.52 FB15
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Spiritual Growth Take a journey into the deeper meaning of pain with guidance from a trusted spiritual advisor
The Passion and the Cross Ronald Rolheiser
Ronald Rolheiser, one of the most influential spiritual writers of our day, offers profound reflections on the central mystery of our Christian faith. His beautifully written meditations on the passion and the cross invites you to a new understanding of redemption and offers insight into the meaning of your own loss and suffering.
new A Widow’s Prayer:
Franciscan Media. 9781616368128. $9.99; Cokesbury Price $7.19
Finding God’s Grace in the Days Ahead Nell E. Noonan
These 60 devotions candidly share the author’s experiences following her husband’s death. They emphasize the uniqueness of each person’s grief journey, but encourage turning to God for strength, comfort, and healing. Upper Room Books. Coming in October. 9780835815062. $15.99; Cokesbury Price $11.19
new Fireflies: Finding Light
Fireflies recounts the writer’s religious quest as her beloved older brother is enveloped by mental illness. A powerful, engrossing, and beautifully written spiritual memoir of pain and hope that challenges the church to deal with and support those struggling with mental illness and their families. Morehouse Publishing.
Sometimes bouncing back from daily stress or an unexpected tragedy seems to be an insurmountable challenge. Drawing on the wisdom of Scripture and the insight of great teachers and healers through the ages, these 30 daily reflections will help you gradually find your way back to a place of serenity and renewed energy. Franciscan Media.
in a Dark World Heather Gordon-Young
9780819232007. $22.00; Cokesbury Price $15.40
30 Days to Refresh Your Soul Robert J. Wicks
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A Way Through the Wilderness: Growing in Faith
Spirituality of Gratitude: The Unexpected
With sensitivity and warmth, Renfroe explores the wilderness experience—a time when life is barren and difficult and we feel alone and desperate—and how it can be a training ground God uses to deepen our trust in him. Abingdon Press.
To become truly grateful is incredibly difficult, but the difficulty makes the results all the more lovely, writes pastor and bestselling Korean author Joshua Choonmin Kang. As with Deep-Rooted in Christ, this book has 52 short chapters that can be read in weekly reflection or daily devotional use. InterVarsity Press.
When Life Is Hard Rob Renfroe
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Blessings of Thankfulness Joshua Choonmin Kang
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Devotionals Cokesbury exclusive! new
the divine hours Collection Phyllis Tickle
Phyllis Tickle, the well-respected writer and speaker on religion, introduces and teaches us the centuries-old practice of devotion at fixed hours in the five-volume series The Divine Hours. This remarkable series, which takes us through the year and the seasons of Easter and Advent, has been treasured for more than a decade. Cokesbury has exclusively packaged the five volumes in an elegant, magnificently designed, clamshell box with a ribbon tie closure. This boxed set is a gift that will enrich the eye as well as the soul. Cokesbury. Collection set consists of:
Eastertide Christmastide The Divine Hours (Springtime) The Divine Hours (Summertime) The Divine Hours (Autumn and Wintertime) Doubleday Religion (Random House). 540114. 5-Volume Set. $99.99; Cokesbury Price $49.99
new Phyllis Tickle: Essential Spiritual Writings Jon M. Sweeney
Essays, poems, sermons, lectures, and reflections. Orbis Books. 9781626981379. $22.00; Cokesbury Price $15.84
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The Age of the Spirit
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Devotionals COKESBURY EXCLUSIVE! Special Essays on Nouwen (see below)
Contains 3 books in one: S p i r i t u a l D I R E C T I O N, S p i r i t u a l F O R M A T I O N, and D I S C E R N M E N T
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Nouwen, the world-renowned spiritual guide and counselor, understood the spiritual life as a journey of faith and transformation that is deepened by accountability, community, and relationships. Though he counseled many people during his lifetime, many of his principles were never written down. Now, two of his longtime students have compiled his coursework, journals, conference notes, and unpublished writings to create two definitive, 3-volume works on Nouwenâ€™s thoughts that explore Godâ€™s will in your life. Together they provide an unparalleled resource both for individuals and for small groups. HarperOne.
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Devotionals Spending daily time with God is vital to spiritual growth
The Upper Room Disciplines: A Book of Daily Devotions 2016 Colett Rita
Having a scheduled time to read the Bible, reflect on Scripture, and pray helps strengthen our relationship with our Creator. The Upper Room Disciplines is a best-selling devotional guide for Christians who want to apply Scripture to their daily lives. Each devotion contains a suggested Bible reading, a brief meditation, and a prayer or idea for reflection. Upper Room Books. 9780835813297. Paper. $15.00; Cokesbury Price $10.50 9780835813303. Enlarged Print. $17.00; Cokesbury Price $11.90
Mornings with Jesus 2016: Daily
Encouragement for Your Soul
In this annual, 366-day devotional, ten women, including best-selling authors Tricia Goyer and Cynthia Ruchti, consider the character and teachings of Jesus and share how he enriches and empowers them daily. Zondervan Publishing. Coming in October. 9780310347088. $16.99; Cokesbury Price $12.23
Daily Guideposts 2016: A Spirit-Lifting Devotional
America’s best-selling annual devotional with 366 days of inspiration. Filled with brand-new devotions from 49 writers, 2016 centers on the theme “Abide in Me” from John 15:4, 9. Zondervan Publishing. Coming in October.
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new Believe Devotional: new African American
What I Believe. Who I Am Becoming. Randy and Rozanne Frazee
365 Devotions for Peace Cheri Cowell
This 365-day devotional, based upon the 30-week Believe program, explores the key beliefs, the key practices, and the key virtues of a Christian life. Zondervan Publishing. Coming in December.
This is an affordable daily devotional in a simple and accessible format. Each entry focuses on ways God offers peace, how to let go of stress and panic, and how to hold onto peace even in stressful and hectic times. Zondervan Publishing. Coming in November.
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History Month daily devotions 2016 Telley L. Gadson
Annual collection of devotions provides encouraging and inspirational readings based on Scripture for the entire month of February. Great for group Bible studies, personal reflection, or opening meditations for meetings and events. Abingdon Press. Coming in December. 9781501805516. Each, $2.99; 20 for $52.99; 40 for $89.99 FB15
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Books for Women Sheba journeyed across the desert with a caravan of riches, only to find the greatest treasure of them all. So can you.
It’s Good to Be Queen: Becoming as Bold, Gracious, and Wise as the Queen of Sheba Liz Curtis Higgs
When it comes to famous queens of the Bible, we know the good one, Queen Esther, and the bad one, Queen Jezebel. Now meet the wise one, the queen of Sheba, who traveled to Jerusalem to test the mind and heart of a king. Her quest for wisdom will surprise you, challenge you, inspire you, change you. This wealthy royal from antiquity will show you how to live boldly, seek after truth, ask the right questions, encourage others, receive graciously, and honor the Lord above all. Shedding new light on this ancient biblical role model, Liz Curtis Higgs unveils timeless wisdom for all who aspire to please the King of kings. Waterbrook Press. 9781400070039. $14.99; Cokesbury Price $10.79
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Bad Girls of the Bible
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#Stolen: Is Social Media Stealing Your Identity? Jessica Fralin Young women desire to be affirmed, valued, and loved. We need to help them learn that their true identity is in the one voice of Christ, not the millions of voices online. Offers practical advice grounded in Scripture. Includes discussion questions. Abingdon Press. 9781426789069. Paper. $15.99; Cokesbury Price $10.71 9781501800559. Hardcover. $24.99; Cokesbury Price $16.74
new If Eve Only Knew:
Freeing Yourself from Biblical Womanhood & Becoming All God Means for You to Be Kendra Weddle Irons and Melanie Springer Mock Offers a fresh perspective on gender and the Bible, destroying trumped-up ideas with the freeing message that we’re all created in God’s image, with unique gifts and skills, not just not gender-designed roles. Chalice Press. 9780827216709. $24.99; Cokesbury Price $17.99
Wicked Women of the Bible Ann Spangler
7 Women: And the Secret of Their Greatness Eric Metaxas
Tells the stories of twenty wicked and wicked good women, with historical and cultural background plus a brief Bible study for each one. The stories reveal a God who is not above it all, but who stoops down to meet us where we are in order to extend love and mercy. Zondervan Publishing.
The New York Times best-selling author gives us seven captivating portraits of some of history’s greatest women, each of whom changed the course of history by following God’s call. Thomas Nelson. 9780718021832. Hardcover. $24.99; Cokesbury Price $17.99
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C. S. Lewis A fresh look at this Christian champion and master storyteller through his varied uses of imagination
The Surprising Imagination of C. S. Lewis: An Introduction Jerry Root and Mark Neal
For those who are passionate about imagination, C. S. Lewis represents the pinnacle of writing. Like no other, he had a gift for finding the right metaphor or analogy to stimulate our mind’s eye. Therefore, he’s the perfect guide for those of us who desire to see things from a different slant. And that is the purpose of this book. Each chapter highlights Lewis’ major works and then shows how he uses imagination to captivate readers. From this, a master storyteller, you’ll learn how to discipline and harness your creativity in service of helping others believe more deeply. Abingdon Press. 9781426795107. $34.99; Cokesbury Price $23.44
new Reflecting the
Eternal: Dante’s Divine Comedy in the Novels of C. S. Lewis Marsha Daigle-Williamson
new Women and C. S.
Lewis: What His Life and Literature
Are Lewis’ views on women out of touch for the 21st century, even by Christian standards? Interviews and essays from distinguished scholars and bloggers explore his relationships and treatment of women in his writings. Lion Hudson.
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Bringing Narnia Home:
C. S. Lewis Rediscovered Faith, Friendship, and Heroism in the Cataclysm of 1914–18 Joseph Loconte
C. S. Lewis took us to a land of giants, dwarfs, white witches and, of course, a lion. Woven within his delightful stories of high adventure were lessons for Christians and non-Christians alike. Abingdon Press.
Wardrobe, and a Great War: How J. R. R. Tolkien and
Reveal for Today’s Culture Carolyn Curtis and Mary Pomroy Key, editors
Lewis’ characters, plots, and language reveal his admiration for Dante’s Divine Comedy. Learn how Lewis imitated and adapted medieval ideas about spiritual life and gain insight into his theological and spiritual principles. Hendrickson Publishing. Coming in October.
new A Hobbit, a
The untold story of how WWI shaped the lives, faith, and writings of Tolkien and Lewis, both of whom were soldiers on the Western Front. Thomas Nelson. 9780718021764. Hardcover. $24.99; Cokesbury Price $17.99
Lessons from the Other Side of the Wardrobe Devin Brown
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Christian Fiction #1 New York Times-bestselling Christian fiction author returns
Come Rain or Come Shine: A Mitford Novel Jan Karon Over the course of ten Mitford novels, fans have kept a special place in their hearts for Dooley Kavanagh, first seen in At Home in Mitford as a barefoot, freckle-faced boy in filthy overalls.
Be My Valentino: A Jessie
Now, Father Tim Kavanagh’s adopted son has graduated from vet school, opened his own animal clinic and is marrying his soul mate, Lace Harper, in a simple ceremony in the barn with more than a few creatures great and small.
Stanton Novel, Book 2 Sandra D. Bricker
It’s the wedding millions of Mitford fans have waited for.
Jessie opens a designer rental store and dresses her new beau Danny, a private eye, in Valentino for undercover work. But the notoriety he gets puts him in danger. Will her faith see her through? Abingdon Press.
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Beyond the Cherokee Trail Lisa Carter
Linden arrives in the Snowbird Cherokee community to organize a commemoration of the Trail of Tears and must rely on her faith to deal with affairs of the heart, unhappy locals, and an unseen enemy. Abingdon Press. 9781426795466. Paper. $14.99; Cokesbury Price $10.04 9781501800580. Hardcover. $24.99; Cokesbury Price $16.74
new Miracle Drug Richard L. Mabry, M.D.
A deadly infection is spreading. Dr. Josh Pearson must find an experimental drug or his patients— which include the woman he loves and the President—will die. Overcoming these odds will take more than a miracle drug—it will take an actual miracle from God. Abingdon Press. 9781630881184. Paper. $14.99; Cokesbury Price $10.04 9781501800665. Hardcover. $24.99; Cokesbury Price $16.74
Another Way Home: A Chicory Inn Novel, Book 3 Sometimes God’s ways are not what we expect, yet are exactly what we need. Heart-wrenching events one Thanksgiving weekend threaten to pull the entire Whitman clan into turmoil and leave them all forever changed. Abingdon Press. Coming in October. 9781426770456. Paper. $14.99; Cokesbury Price $10.04 9781501807305. Hardcover. $24.99; Cokesbury Price $16.74
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The Fruitcake Murders During Christmas 1946, a homicide detective investigates a string of murders connected only by 20-year-old, unopened fruitcake tins. A whodunit with witty dialogue, historical touches, and characters with spiritual sensibilities. Abingdon Press. Coming in October. 9781426771897. Paper. $14.99; Cokesbury Price $10.04 9781501807152. Hardcover. $24.99; Cokesbury Price $16.74
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Church & Culture A theological exploration straight out of today’s headlines
Ferguson & Faith: Sparking Leadership & Awakening Community Leah Gunning Francis
The 2014 shooting death of Michael Brown, an unarmed black teenager, by a white police officer in Ferguson, MO, ignited a movement focused on criminal justice, race relations, economic disparity, and many more inequalities. Among the many newly recognized leaders in the movement were St. Louis area clergy. Leah Gunning Francis was among those religious leaders, and her interviews with more than two dozen clergy takes us behind the scenes of the protests’ violent birth and the longer reconciliation the area faces in the wake of Brown’s death—demonstrating that being called to lead a faithful life can take us to places we never expected to go. Chalice Press. 9780827211056. $19.99; Cokesbury Price $14.39
Stand Your Ground: Black
Bodies and the Justice of God Kelly Brown Douglas
The 2012 killing of Trayvon Martin, an African-American teenager in Florida, and the subsequent acquittal of his killer, brought public attention to controversial Stand Your Ground laws. Many asked: Where is the justice of God? This book is an attempt to answer such questions of justice and faith. Orbis Books. 9781626981096. $20.00; Cokesbury Price $14.40
new Celebrating God’s
Love: Living Into Christian Unity and Interreligious Relationships Donald E. Messer, editor
This collection of essays by writers from around the world offers a framework for reflection and study by United Methodist laity, clergy, and seminarians seeking to live into our faith’s commitment to ecumenism and interfaith relationships. Abingdon Press. 9781501809507. $14.99; Cokesbury Price $10.04
A Step Along the Way:
The Four Vision Quests of Jesus
Models of Christian Service Stephen J. Pope
This book is especially written for young people who want to understand more about what service means in Christian perspective. It is addressed to people whose experience in service has led them to want to think more clearly and deliberately about its meaning and significance, especially in religious terms. Orbis Books.
A unique look at Christian biblical interpretation and theology from the perspective of Native American tradition focusing on four specific experiences of Jesus as portrayed in the synoptic gospels. Examines each story as a “vision quest,” a universal spiritual phenomenon, but one of particular importance to Native Americans. Morehouse Publishing.
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Surprised by Scripture: Engaging Contemporary Issues N. T. Wright
A bishop, Bible scholar, and bestselling author provides a series of case studies and new models for applying the Bible to pressing issues of today as well as encouragement for deepening our faith and engaging with the culture around us. Harper Collins. 9780062230546. $15.99; Cokesbury Price $11.51 FB15
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Church & Culture Reframing the gospel narrative in a Native American Christian context
Rescuing the Gospel from the Cowboys: A Native American Expression of the Jesus Way Richard Twiss
Reinhold Niebuhr: Major Works
on Religion and Politics Reinhold Niebuhr; Elisabeth Sifton, editor
Niebuhr’s writings influenced many American political leaders, including Presidents Obama and Carter, and Martin Luther King, Jr. This definitive collection, prepared by Niebuhr’s daughter, collects four indispensable books along with essays, sermons, lectures, prayers, and writings. Library of America.
The gospel of Jesus has not always been good news for Native Americans. The history of North America is marred by atrocities committed against Native peoples. Indigenous cultures were erased in the name of Christianity. As a result, to this day few Native Americans are followers of Jesus. However, some have forged culturally authentic ways to follow the way of Jesus. In his final work, Twiss gives voice to the stories of these Native followers of Jesus, with perspectives on theology and spirituality and concrete models for intercultural ministry. InterVarsity Press. 9780830844234. $20.00; Cokesbury Price $14.40
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new Food Fight:
Struggling for Justice in a Hungry World Chris Herlinger and Paul Jeffrey This dramatic work of photojournalism and powerful storytelling describes how the “battle to end hunger” is being won, bit by bit, in places like Africa, Latin America, the Caribbean, and the U.S., through the compassionate work of grassroots communities of faith. Seabury Books. 9781596272668. $25.00; Cokesbury Price $17.50
The Religion of Democracy: Seven Liberals
Cities of Tomorrow and the City to Come:
Why Christian Faith Still Makes Sense: A Response
Many associate liberal thought and politics with secularism. But the core American principles of liberty and equality were always full of religion. Historian Kittelstrom re-creates the liberal conversation from the 18th–20th centuries by tracing seven influencial thinkers. Penguin Press.
A historic demographic shift took place around 2008: over 50% of the world’s people now lived in cities. The juxtaposition of wealth and poverty in urban areas raises questions of justice. Toly reflects on tensions between urban life and Christian theology, guiding us toward responses. Zondervan Publishing.
The prominent Christian philosopher offers a fresh, contemporary, and nuanced response to the skepticism of today. He makes the case for belief in a personal God through an exploration of natural signs, which open our minds to theistic possibilities. Baker Book House.
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and the American Moral Tradition Amy Kittelstrom
A Theology of Urban Life Noah J. Toly
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Discipleship Proven, results-oriented ideas for transforming our system of giving
Charity Detox: What Charity Would Look Like If We Cared about Results Robert D. Lupton
In his prior book, Toxic Charity, veteran urban activist Robert D. Lupton revealed the truth about modern charity programs meant to help the poor and disenfranchised: they often hurt those they seek to help by creating dependency. At the forefront of this burgeoning yet ineffective compassion industry are American churches, which spend billions on dependency-producing programs, including food pantries. What would charity look like if we, instead, focused on its ability to alleviate poverty and needs? That is the question at the heart of Charity Detox. Drawing on decades of experience, Lupton outlines how to structure programs that actually improve the quality of life of the poor and disenfranchised. Only by redirecting our strategies and becoming committed to results, he argues, can charity enterprises truly become as transformative as our ideals. HarperCollins. 9780062307262. Hardcover. $24.99; Cokesbury Price $17.99
Becoming a Disciple: A Lifelong Venture Adolf Hansen and colleagues
Eight United Methodist clergy—all ordained since 2008—each explore one aspect of discipleship to help us along in our efforts to pursue the adventure of a lifetime. Abingdon Press. 9781501805042. $14.99; Cokesbury Price $10.04
new Called to Witness: new Fool’s Talk: Doing Missional Theology
Recovering the Art of Christian Persuasion Os Guinness
Darrell L. Guder Builds on the discussion surrounding the groundbreaking volume Missional Church by considering basic theological issues that must be addressed if the church is to be faithful to its calling to serve God as Christ’s witnessing people. Eerdmans. Coming in November.
Don’t rely on cookie-cutter approaches to evangelism and apologetics. Guinness presents the art and power of creative persuasion—the ability to talk to people who are closed to what we are saying. InterVarsity Press. 9780830836994. Hardcover. $22.00; Cokesbury Price $15.84
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new Radical Sending:
Go to Love and Serve Demi Prentiss and J. Fletcher Lowe Churches often fail to focus on the baptismal calling to “go” into the worlds of work, family, and community. This book provides practical, tested ways of fulfilling that calling. Morehouse Publishing. Coming in October. 9780819231840. $18.00; Cokesbury Price $12.60
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Discipleship The best way to serve those who ask your church for help
Helping Without Hurting in Church Benevolence: A Practical Guide to Walking with Low-Income People Steve Corbett and Brian Fikkert with Katie Casselberry
With an appendix full of resources to guide implementation, this is an all-in-one guide for church leaders and laypeople who want to follow in Jesusâ€™ steps and truly help the poor among them. Discusses foundational principles for poverty alleviation as well as practical matters, like structuring and maintaining your ministry, making the gospel central in benevolence work, and responding to immediate needs while still achieving long-term solutions. Moody Publishers. Coming in October. 9780802413390. $13.99; Cokesbury Price $10.07 Also available:
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Structured for Mission: Renewing the Culture of
the Church Alan J. Roxburgh
Roxburgh challenges the church to empower people to reimagine their religious life and experiment with new ways of being the church in a local context. InterVarsity Press. 9780830844241. $18.00; Cokesbury Price $12.96
Making Disciples Across Cultures: Missional Principles for a Diverse World Charles A. Davis
Davis, former director of TEAM, provides a framework for missional disciplemaking across diverse cultural contexts. With stories from his mission experience, Davis helps Christian workers minister more effectively. InterVarsity Press. 9780830836901. $18.00;
new Volunteering: A Guide to Serving in the Body of Christ Leith Anderson and Jill Fox
Learn the the why, how, and what of serving others, including the importance of prayer, avoiding burnout, recruiting, serving out of your strengths, and more. Zondervan. 9780310519171. $9.99; Cokesbury Price $7.19
The Volunteer Church: Mobilizing Your Congregation for Growth and Effectiveness Leith Anderson and Jill Fox
Volunteers are the lifeblood of ministry. Here you will find resources to recruit, inspire, train, and maintain the churchâ€™s most vital workforce. Zondervan. 9780310519157. $14.99; Cokesbury Price $10.79
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new A Generous
Community: Being the Church
in a New Missionary Age C. Andrew Doyle
The church must change and adapt to world of today to stay vital. Networking, not hierarchy. Unity, not arguments. Doyle points the way with a vision for how we can learn, serve, and communicate better. Morehouse Publishing. Coming in October. 9780819232304. $16.00; Cokesbury Price $11.20
Creation-Crisis Preaching: Ecology, Theology, and the Pulpit Leah D. Schade
Equips preachers to interpret the Bible through a “green” lens, become rooted in environmental theology, and learn how to gear their preaching toward the particular political, cultural, and biotic setting of their congregation. Chalice Press. 9780827205413. $29.99; Cokesbury Price $21.59
new Meet the
Creative Church Handbook: Releasing the Power
Goodpeople: Wesley’s 7 Ways
of the Arts in Your Congregation J. Scott McElroy
to Share Faith Roger Ross
A Christian arts advocate gives a comprehensive vision and manual for unleashing creativity in your congregation so you can connect with the more visual, aural, participatory, and expressive generation rising up within the church today. InterVarsity Press.
In John Wesley’s day, like today, people gave up on church. Ross believes we can retool Wesley’s practices and reshape individuals, groups, and churches to connect to the non-churched in our era. Discussion guides. Abingdon Press. Coming in October. 9781630885724. $14.99;
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Some say gloom and doom is in the future of mainline Christianity. But instead of threatened, Campbell believes the church is on the precipice of new opportunities. He offers practices that will build up church communities and individuals. Abingdon Press. 9781426785948. $13.99; Cokesbury Price $9.37
new School of Love:
Exhausted with trying to “fix” the church? Roxburgh urges Christians to follow the Spirit into our neighborhoods, re-engage with the mission of God, and re-imagine the whole enterprise of church. Morehouse Publishing.
progressive Episcopal church in a conservative culture and for the appeal of preaching and practicing a gospel of inclusion that reaches out to marginalized people. Morehouse Publishing.
Planting a Church in the Shadow of Empire New Shape of the Church in Our Time Roger Joslin A powerful case for the role of a Alan J. Roxburgh
Learned It Loren B. Mead
In this memoir of respected and nationally known founder of The Alban Institute, Mead reflects on what he learned over five decades of ministry and leadership and offers inspiration for a new generation of leaders seeking to create change. Morehouse Publishing. 9780819232328. $16.00; Cokesbury Price $11.20
Ted A. Campbell
Joining God, Remaking Church, Changing the World: The
The Parish Is the Issue: What I Learned and How I
The Sky Is Falling, the Church Is Dying, and Other False Alarms
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Christian History The story of an amazing friendship
The Printer and the Preacher:
Ben Franklin, George Whitefield, and the Surprising Friendship That Invented America Randy Petersen
new Brand Luther: How an
Unheralded Monk Turned His Small Town Into a Center of Publishing, Made Himself the Most Famous Man in Europe, and Started the Protestant Revolution Andrew Pettegree
A groundbreaking look at the strange friendship between two dissimilar men, the most famous men in America: Benjamin Franklin, who helped build a country’s social foundation, and George Whitefield, the most popular preacher in an era of great piety who helped build a spiritual foundation for a new nation. No two people did more to shape America in the mid-1700s. Together, they helped establish a new nation founded on liberty—they defined what it means to be an American. This is the story of their amazing friendship. Thomas Nelson Publishing. 9780718022211. Hardcover. $26.99; Cokesbury Price $19.43
A revolutionary look at Martin Luther, the Reformation, and the birth of publishing, on the eve of the Reformation’s 500th anniversary, from an expert historian on all. Penguin Books. Coming in October. 9781594204968. Hardcover. $29.95; Cokesbury Price $21.56
The Great Fire: One American’s Mission to Rescue Victims of the 20th Century’s First Genocide Lou Ureneck The harrowing story of a Methodist who helped rescue more than 250,000 refugees during the genocide of Armenian and Greek Christians—a tale of bravery, morality, and politics that has been lost to history, until now. Published to coincide with the genocide’s centennial. HarperCollins. 9780062259882. Hardcover. $26.99; Cokesbury Price $19.43
Destroyed: Europe 1517-1648
A remarkable new volume in the critically acclaimed Penguin History of Europe series. Christendom Destroyed, Greengrass’s magnum opus, chronicles the spiritual and intellectual upheaval of the 16th century that left no one untouched, from peasants to princes. Penguin Books. Coming in November. 9780143127918. $22.00; Cokesbury Price $15.84
Richard John Neuhaus:
A Life in the Public Square Randy Boyagoda
A brilliant biography of one of the intellectual mavericks of 20th Century Catholicism and one of the most influential figures in American public life from the Civil Rights era to the War on Terror. This book examines Neuhaus’ multi-faceted life and reveals what made him tick and why. Image Books. 9780307953964. Hardcover. $30.00; Cokesbury Price $21.60
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How Christianity Changed the World and Can Change It Again Mike Aquilina and James L. Papandrea Combining history, politics, and religion, this book provides practical lessons from the struggles of the Early Church that can be applied to the lives of today’s Christians, moving from the Christian individual, to the family, to the church, and the world. Random House. 9780804138963. Hardcover. $22.00; Cokesbury Price $15.84
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Stewardship A new approach for local church giving that is accessible, achievable, and effective
new The Gratitude Path: Leading Your Church to Generosity Kent Millard
Do stewardship plans have to be complex, confusing, and overwhelming to implement? No. The Gratitude Path offers a fresh alternative: a Christ-centered approach that promotes spiritual health for both donors and the church. Includes discussion questions, samples, and a step-by-step outline for conducting a Gratitude Campaign. Abingdon Press. 9781630883195. $14.99; Cokesbury Price $10.04
Deeper Simplicity, Broader Generosity: Images of Financial Wholeness Celeste A. Ventura Uses images found in agriculture, architecture, and creation to engage the reader in exploration of how and why we earn, spend, invest, and share our money. Morehouse Publishing. 9780819231956. $16.00; Cokesbury Price $11.20
Earn. Save. Give. Wesley’s Simple Rules for Money James A. Harnish
This 21st-century translation of Wesley’s money management philosophy will give everyone in your congregation a new way to think about money, during your stewardship program and for the rest of their lives. Abingdon Press. 9781630883928. $13.99; Cokesbury Price $9.37 9781630883942. Large Print. $14.99; Cokesbury Price $10.04 Study resources also available. Contact us.
From Dependence to Dignity: How to Alleviate
Not Your Parents’ Offering Plate: A New
Poverty Through Church-Centered Microfinance Brian Fikkert and Russell Mask
Vision for Financial Stewardship, Revised J. Clif Christopher
Charts a path for churches and missionaries that minimizes risks of harm, relies on local resources, and enables missionaries and churches to minister in powerful ways to the spiritual and economic needs of some of the poorest people on the planet. Zondervan.
People don’t contribute as they pass the offering plate because we fail to give them a compelling vision of the good their giving will achieve. Christopher shows how to demonstrate the impact of financial gifts and offers guidance on how to increase giving. Abingdon Press.
9780310518129. $18.99; Cokesbury Price $13.67
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The Year Without a Purchase: One Family’s
Quest to Stop Shopping and Start Connecting Scott Dannemiller Former missionaries Scott and Gabby Dannemiller share the important truths they learned when they decided for their family to go a whole year without making any nonessential purchases. Westminster John Knox Press. 9780664260682. $15.00; Cokesbury Price $10.80 FB15
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Leadership & Theology The Holy Spirit is nothing less than a life and death matter for the people of God
new The Holy Spirit
Stanley Hauerwas and William H. Willimon Do you realize what baptism really means? Through the Holy Spirit we become part of the Body of Christ! The work of the Spirit is often thought of as “inspirational,” but it’s more than a personal experience and this book challenges some of those individualistic and subjectivist accounts.
The Work of Theology
Stanley Hauerwas In this how-to book on theology, world-renowned theologian Stanley Hauerwas explores how theological reflection can be understood as an exercise in practical reason. Eerdmans.
In this book you’ll come to understand that the Holy Spirit is who God is and what God does as the Trinity. And you’ll learn how to prayerfully embrace this gift and become empowered to live out holy love and friendship in the world. Abingdon Press. Coming in October. 9781426778636. $13.99; Cokesbury Price $9.37
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Christianity: The Persistence of Errors in the Church Roger E. Olson
Heresies are not limited to times of long ago—errors and myths continue to circulate today. Olson helps church leaders deal with them and shows how to open up a dialog about Jesus, God, and salvation. Abingdon Press. 9781426772290. $19.99; Cokesbury Price $13.39
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new The Works of John new A Political History new I (Still) Believe: of the Bible in America
Wesley, Volume 27: Letters III (1756-1765) Ted A. Campbell; Randy L. Maddox, editor
The third of 7 volumes of Wesley’s correspondence. Although valued as literature, their major importance is as a revelation of him as a man and of the people and events of his day, especially surrounding the Methodist movement. Abingdon Press. Coming in November. 9781501806223. Hardcover. $59.99; Cokesbury Price $40.19
Paul D. Hanson
Hanson traces American history back to colonial times, paying close attention to the role biblical tradition has played in shaping the national story of the United States. Learn how religion has influenced both domestic and international policy and contributed to the nation’s sense of identity and purpose. Westminster John Knox Press. 9780664260392. $50.00; Cokesbury Price $36.00
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Leading Bible Scholars Share Their Stories of Faith and Scholarship John Byron and Joel N. Lohr, editors Can serious academic study of the Bible threatens one’s faith? Far from it— faith enhances study of the Bible and study enriches faith. Here, prominent Bible teachers and scholars reflect on their experiences of faith and serious academic study of the Bible. Zondervan.
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Leadership A pastor-mentor offers wisdom, empathy, humor, and inspiration
Five Faces of Ministry: Pastor, Parson, Healer, Prophet, Pilgrim Patricia Farris
As a pastor, you know there’s more to being a pastor than being a pastor. Patricia Farris gets it. She’s felt the same frustration, exhaustion, and isolation you have. And in Five Faces of Ministry, she shares what it takes to change those feelings into inspiration, satisfaction, and joy: understanding your roles as a pastor and knowing when to play them. With honesty, wisdom, and humor, Farris provides gentle guidance, encouragement, and compassion to help you learn how to strengthen the effectiveness of your ministry. Ideal as devotional material for your personal spiritual health as well as a tool for selfexamination. Abingdon Press. Coming in October. 9781630886882. $14.99; Cokesbury Price $10.04
Pastoral Theology for Public Ministry Altar, Subway, Diner, Hospital Stephen Burns
Rather than narrowly defining pastoral care and theology, Burns argues for a new imagination and a pastoral presence that is representative, public, integrated, and expansive. A study guide is included. Seabury Books. Coming in October. 9781596272644. $16.00; Cokesbury Price $11.20
Servants and Fools: A Biblical Theology of
Leadership Arthur Boers
Boers suggests we look at leadership as it is lived out in the biblical narrative and we’ll find we should apply a leadership model in our churches that is the exact opposite of what we’re taught from secular leadership standards. Abingdon Press. Coming in October. 9781426799785. $19.99; Cokesbury Price $13.39
The High Definition Leader: Building Multiethnic
The Soul of Discernment: A Spiritual
Churches in a Multiethnic World Derwin L. Gray
Practice for Communities and Institutions Elizabeth Liebert
A call for churches to grow out of ignorance, class-ism, racism, and greed into a vibrant community of believers united in serving God and sharing God’s love with the world. Thomas Nelson.
Concrete steps for groups of people who work together and need to make important decisions: church sessions, nonprofit hiring committees, etc. Outlines the process for seeking God’s call. Westminster John Knox Press.
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new Grounded: Finding God in the World, A Spiritual Revolution Diana Butler Bass
Examines how people are discovering God in new ways and shifting the way they understand and practice their faith. HarperOne. Coming in October. 9780062328540. Hardcover. $26.99; Cokesbury Price $19.43
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Leadership & Preaching An expert’s best advice for better public speaking—a pocket guide
Speaking Well: Essential Skills for Speakers, Leaders,
and Preachers Adam Hamilton
The thought of speaking in public strikes fear in the hearts of many. And yet we are often called upon to speak, teach, preach or make presentations in our work and personal lives. Adam Hamilton knows a thing or two about what it takes to be an effective speaker; he’s delivered nearly 6,000 sermons, speeches and lectures and is an acclaimed presenter around the globe. In Speaking Well, he offers powerful principles that can significantly improve the reader’s effectiveness as a speaker in any setting. These principles are shared in succinct, easy-to-digest chapters that include examples and real life illustrations, helping the reader to immediately build skill and confidence. Abingdon Press. Coming in October. 9781501809934. Hardcover. $14.99; Cokesbury Price $10.04
Communicating Faith in an Age of Skepticism Timothy Keller Pastor, preacher, and New York Times bestselling author Timothy Keller’s wisdom on communicating the Christian faith from the pulpit as well as from the coffee shop. Viking Press. 9780525953036. Hardcover. $19.95; Cokesbury Price $14.36
Preaching Lost Vision Kevin J. Vanhoozer and Owen Strachan O. Wesley Allen, Jr., Ronald J. Allen Drawing on the depiction of pastors in the Bible, key figures from church history, and Christian theology, this book offers a clarion call for pastors to serve as public theologians in their congregations and communities. Brief and accessible, ideal for busy pastors. Baker Book House.
9780801097713. Hardcover. $19.99; Cokesbury Price $14.39
The Pastor as Public The Sermon Without How Odd of God: Theologian: Reclaiming a End: A Conversational Approach to Chosen for the Curious Vocation of Sermons are conversations that take place in multiple directions between Scripture, traditions, and the world today. This new and dynamic conversational preaching model provides skill- and confidencebuilding advice for reaching people. Abingdon Press. Coming in October. 9781630883218. $29.99; Cokesbury Price $20.09
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Preaching William H. Willimon
How unlikely—how odd—is it that God should entrust the proclamation of the gospel to, well, us? If you worry that your sermons aren’t reaching past the front pew, then read this book and be encouraged. God chooses preachers; God chooses you. Westminster John Knox Press. Coming in October. 9780664259747. $20.00; Cokesbury Price $14.40
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Pastoral Care & Youth new
Pastor as Counselor:
Wise Presence, Sacred Conversation John Patton When people think “counseling” they often think “therapist,” “psychiatrist,” or other mental health professional. But author John Patton recognizes that the practice of relational wisdom is a real specialty of many pastors, chaplains, and ministers, and in his book, Pastor as Counselor, he encourages these clergy to reclaim and revalue this ministry of availability and introduction. The book provides a helpful, step-by-step template for pastoral counseling sessions and clear guidelines for understanding when to defer and how to refer people to resources they need in dealing with their lives. Abingdon Press. Coming in October. 9781630886905. $19.99; Cokesbury Price $13.39
new Wholeness After
Betrayal: Restoring Trust in the Wake of Misconduct Robin Hammeal-Urban
Misconduct by trusted clergy and lay leaders can cause deep divisions within the church. This book offers understanding and suggests a process to help members take the first steps toward reconciling relationships with one another. Morehouse Publishing. 9780819231772. $22.00; Cokesbury Price $15.40
Organic Student Ministry: Trash the
Ministry That Matters with Veterans and Military Families Zachary Moon
Pre-Packaged Programs and Transform Your Youth Group Stephen Ingram
Post-war life can be challenging unless there are communities responding with compassion and hospitality. Moon, a military chaplain, guides churches to form receptive and restorative ministries with service members and their families. Includes discussion questions. Chalice Press. 9780827205383. $14.99;
Helps you develop practices instead of just programs, minister to students where they are, and allow ministry to grow naturally from the distinctively rich and fertile soil of your church. Chalice Press. 9780827227583. $21.99; Cokesbury Price $15.83
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Youth Ministry in the 21st Century: Five Views
Chap Clark, editor
Clark brings together a diverse group of leaders to present major views on youth ministry in essay/response fashion. Contributors discuss their task and calling, giving readers the resources they need to develop their own approach to youth ministry. Baker Book House. 9780801049675. $21.99; Cokesbury Price $15.83
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Bibles for Children & Youth new
CEB Deep Blue Kids Bible
School of Fish Soft-Touch Hardcover Colorful icons, illustrations, Bible trivia, and other interactive elements to engage inquisitive minds. Common English Bible. 9781609261917. Hardcover. $36.99; Cokesbury Price $24.78
NIV Bible for Teen Girls: Growing in Faith, Hope, Love
Designed specifically for girls ages 13–18, this Bible is packed with daily readings, highlighted promises, challenging insights, smart advice, and open discussion about relating to family and friends, work, sports, guys, and much more. Also includes character profiles of women in the Bible. Zondervan.
9781609260811. Bright Sky Paper. $22.99; Cokesbury Price $15.40 9781609261351. Bright Sky Hardcover. $29.99; Cokesbury Price $20.09 9781609260330. Burgundy Imitation Leather. $32.99; Cokesbury Price $22.10 9781609260316. Decotone Midnight Splash. $36.99; Cokesbury Price $24.78
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new The Berenstain
Bears Storybook Bible for LITTLE ONES Jan and Mike Berenstain
This durable, padded, board book edition is perfect for young children. Includes an overview of the Bible with ten stories from the Old and New Testaments that follow the Bear family as they explore Scripture. Uses simple text and bright art. Zondervan. 9780310749417. Board Book. $9.99; Cokesbury Price $7.19
new NIRV Study Bible
Look & Find Bible: New Testament Stories Gill Guile
Kids of all ages will seek out key characters and images on the pages of this full-color look-and-find storybook. Special fold-out format includes a Bible story, a list of search and find items, Scripture references, and a two-page illustration. Broadman & Holman. 9781433685989. Hardcover. $12.99; Cokesbury Price $9.35
Ideal for early readers ages 6–10, featuring easy-to-read NIrV text, colorful artwork, and fun features that help kids engage with the Bible. Includes presentation page, book intros and overviews, a dictionary, maps, and more. Zondervan.
9780310744030. Hardcover. $27.99; Cokesbury Price $19.59
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1,000 Facts about the Bible
This beautifully illustrated, easy-tofollow reference helps kids discover more about the Bible with a unique presentation of historical stories and facts about music, poetry, ancient rulers, palaces, beauty, gardens, fashion, and other aspects of life during biblical times. Ages 8–12. National Geographic Kids. 9781426318658. Hardcover. $14.99; Cokesbury Price $10.79
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Bibles Built on the truth of Scripture and centered on the gospel message
NIV Zondervan Study Bible D. A. Carson, general editor
In this ambitious and comprehensive undertaking, Dr. Carson, committee members, and a team of over 60 contributors from a wide range of evangelical denominations and perspectives crafted all-new study notes and other study tools to present a biblical theology of God’s special revelation in the Scriptures. Includes all-new study notes, full-color maps, charts, photos, diagrams, and a single-column format. Free electronic access with purchase. Zondervan. 9780310438335. Hardcover. $49.99; Cokesbury Price $34.99 9780310438311. Personal Size Hardcover. $39.99; Cokesbury Price $27.99
Hendrickson My-Ibible, New International Version
An easy way to listen to the Bible wherever you go, newly redesigned for increased usability and function. Features a headphone jack plus built-in speakers. Includes the complete Old and New Testaments. No computer required. Includes headphones, charger, and user guide. Hendrickson Publishing.
9781619706675. Preloaded Digital Audio Player. $49.95
new NIV Bible for Men: Fresh Insights for Thriving in Covering topics especially relevant to men, the spiritually challenging and thoughtprovoking devotions will enrich your relationship with God every single day. Also includes reading plans, articles, and more. Zondervan. 9780310409625. Hardcover. $34.99; Cokesbury Price $24.49
new NIV Bible for woMen: Fresh Insights for Thriving in Today’s World Angela Scheff
9780310409465. Hardcover. $34.99; Cokesbury Price $24.49
new NIRV Audio Bible:
Reliable, readable, and relevant. Singlecolumn format; detailed book intros, outlines, notes; over 200 color illustrations, photographs, maps, charts; hundreds of thousands of cross references; over 300 indexed articles; 21 color maps by National Geographic. Fully indexed. Common English Bible. Coming in October.
Featuring a single voice, this complete, unabridged, and digitally produced New International Reader’s Version (NIrV) audio Bible brings Scripture to life one vivid recording at a time. Includes both Old and New Testaments with brief book intros and Bible location markers to make it easy to mark your place. Zondervan. Coming in October.
9781609261900. Bonded Leather. $89.99; Cokesbury Price $60.29 9781609260293. Hardcover. $59.99; Cokesbury Price $40.19
A similar format to the men’s Bible, with topics that resonate with women. Zondervan.
The CEB Study Bible with Apocrypha
Today’s World Christopher D. Hudson
9780310749899. Audio CD. $79.99; Cokesbury Price $55.99 FB15
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Bible Reference Gain understanding through biblical word studies
W. E. Vine’s New Testament Word Pictures: Every Verse Explained W. E. Vine with F. F. Bruce
Study the meaning of biblical words in the original languages without spending years learning Greek. W. E. Vine’s New Testament Word Pictures places every key word from Vine’s classic Expository Dictionary of New Testament Words in Bible book and verse-by-verse order. The text of the King James Version of the Bible is included for context, but this resource is keyed to the Strong’s numbering system and can be used with any Bible translation. A great tool for students, pastors, teachers, and anyone who enjoys biblical word studies, this unique resource explains the meaning behind the key words and contains elements of a dictionary, concordance, and commentary. Thomas Nelson. Each, $24.99; Cokesbury Price $17.99 9780718036898. Matthew to Acts. 9780718036911. Romans to Revelation.
Handbook of Biblical Chronology: Revised Edition Jack Finegan Have you been skipping over references to time in the Bible because they seem too confusing? This handbook clarifies those ancient systems of time reckoning and the biblical passages that use them. Hendrickson Publishers. 9781619706415. $29.95; Cokesbury Price $20.97
The Bible in the Contemporary World: Hermeneutical Ventures Richard Bauckham
Bauckham calls for our reading of Scripture to lead us into increased engagement with the important issues of today’s world, including globalization, environmental degradation, and widespread poverty. Eerdmans. Coming in November. 9780802872234. $22.00; Cokesbury Price $15.84
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The Hebrew Bible for Beginners: A Jewish & Christian Introduction Joel S. Kaminsky and Joel N. Lohr
Jews and Christians use the Bible in divergent, conflicting, and often complex ways. This book addresses how different approaches can be alarming to those who have not been exposed to the distinctions between Jewish and Christian beliefs, but it tackles the conversation in a faithrespecting, sympathetic, and noncritical fashion. Abingdon Press. 9781426775635. $39.99; Cokesbury Price $26.79
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Biblical Studies The Israeli-Palestinian conflict through the lens of the foremost Old Testament Scholar
Chosen? Reading the Bible
Amid the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict Walter Brueggemann In Chosen? Walter Brueggemann explores the situation in modern-day Israel that raises questions for many Christians when reading biblical accounts of God’s saving actions with the Israelites. Are modern Israeli citizens the descendants of the Israelites in the Bible whom God called chosen? Was the promise of land to Moses permanent and irrevocable? What about others living in the promised land? How should we read the Bible in light of the modern situation? Who are the Zionists, and what do they say? Includes an author Q&A, glossary, study guide, and guidelines for respectful dialogue. Westminster John Knox Press. 9780664261542. $14.00; Cokesbury Price $10.08
Journeys with Celtic Christians Rodney Newman
Look at life through the lens of a Celtic Christian and you’ll learn about offering and receiving hospitality, dealing with difficult transitions in life, opportunities for forgiveness, and the importance of blessing one another. Ideal for smallgroup study. Abingdon Press. 9781630889814. $14.99; Cokesbury Price $10.04 Study resources also available. Contact us for details.
It’s Not Greek to Me: 10 Lessons in Greek Todd Friel
Explore the biblical text in Koine Greek (or the common Greek of Jesus’ time) with this fun, easy, 10-lesson study! This video-based program is meant to be a basic introduction to Greek that will not overwhelm or frustrate you. Learn enough of the grammar to understand every Greek reference your pastor makes. Master Books. 713438102283. DVD. $19.99; Cokesbury Price $15.99
Go directly to the world’s greatest expert on Jesus Christ—Jesus himself. Interact with what Jesus taught about himself and draw your own conclusions to the world’s most important question, Who is the real Jesus? You will either love him or hate him, but you cannot dismiss him. New Leaf Press. 9780892217267. $14.99; Cokesbury Price $10.79
new Jesus: A Pilgrimage
A former altar boy turned bartender returned to the church and discovered God calling him to ministry—not just any ministry. Now he leads AfterHours Denver, a bar church where people worship, drink, and make sandwiches to serve Denver’s homeless. Westminster John Knox Press. Coming in November.
Combines fascinating insights of historical Jesus studies with profound spiritual insights about the Christ of faith, recreating the world of 1stcentury Galilee and Judea. Discover Jesus’s life and times and find out how Jesus speaks to you today. HarperOne. Coming in October. 9780062024244. Paper. $15.99;
Last Call: From Serving Drinks to Serving Jesus Jerry Herships
The Truth Will Shock You Todd Friel
9780664260583. $17.00; Cokesbury Price $12.24
Cokesbury Price $11.51 9780062024237. Hardcover. $27.99; Cokesbury Price $20.15 FB15
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Biblical Studies The Bible invites its readers to linger in wide-eyed wonder
Discovering the Wonder of God’s Word and World William P. Brown All too often Scripture is read only to find answers to life’s perplexing questions, to prove a theological point, or to formulate doctrine. But William Brown argues that if read properly, what the Bible does most fundamentally is arouse a sacred sense of life-transforming wonder. He explores reading strategies and offers fresh readings of 17 Old and New Testament passages, identifying what he finds most central and evocative in the unfolding biblical drama.
Take the Bible Into Your Own Hands Jennifer Grace Bird
Eerdmans. 9780802872210. $22.00; Cokesbury Price $15.84
Bird encourages people of faith to explore the texts on their own, freed from long-held myths and misconceptions; experience the Bible anew; and appreciate this holy book for what it is—not what we think it should be. Westminster John Knox Press. 9780664260408. $16.00; Cokesbury Price $11.52
The Grammar of God: A Journey Into the
Words and Worlds of the Bible Aviya Kushner
This eye-opening chronicle illustrates how the differences in translation affect our understanding of our culture’s most important written work. A fascinating look at language and the beliefs we hold most dear. Spiegel & Grau. 9780385520829. Hardcover. $27.00; Cokesbury Price $19.44
new Saving the Original new Creation:
Sinner: How Christians Have Used the Bible’s First Man to Oppress, Inspire, and Make Sense of the World Karl W. Giberson A scientist and former evangelical argues that holding onto a belief in a literal, historical Adam has forced many Christians to reject science and become intellectually isolated from the modern world. Beacon Press. 9780807012512. Hardcover. $27.95; Cokesbury Price $20.12
The Apple of God’s Eye Justo L. González; William H. Willimon, general editor Helps answer many of the questions we have about Creation. Abingdon Press. Coming in November. 9781426785955. $13.99; Cokesbury Price $9.37
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The Bible Tells Me So: Why Defending Scripture Has Made Us Unable to Read It Peter Enns
What if God is actually fine with the Bible just as it is? The Bible’s raw messiness isn’t a problem to be solved. It’s an invitation to a deeper faith. HarperOne. 9780062272034. $15.99; Cokesbury Price $11.51
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Biblical Studies Stories from “one of the best Bible tour guides around”
Believing Jesus: Are You Willing to Risk Everything? A Journey Through the Book of Acts Lisa Harper In Believing Jesus, Bible teacher and author Lisa Harper retraces the steps of the apostles in the Book of Acts, while throwing in a few of her own crazy adventures along the way. The disciples didn’t have much of a road map after Jesus ascended to heaven, but God’s grace and spirit filled in the gaps as they moved forward. It required their willingness to risk everything to establish a new community that would change the future world. Lisa keeps it real, telling stories on herself and pointing readers back to Jesus, the only one who can truly lead. Thomas Nelson. 9780849921971. $15.99; Cokesbury Price $11.51
new Prophetic Lament: A Call for Justice in Troubled Times Soong-Chan Rah The American church avoids lament. But lament is essential to faith—it recognizes struggles and suffering, challenges the status quo, and cries out for justice against injustices. This is a prophetic exposition of the Book of Lamentations. InterVarsity Press. Coming in October. 9780830836949. $17.00; Cokesbury Price $12.24
the meal Jesus Gave Us: Understanding Holy Communion, Revised Edition N. T. Wright
Explains the background of the Last Supper, how Christians have interpreted this event over the centuries, and what it all means for us today. Includes discussion questions. Westminster John Knox Press. 9780664261290. $14.00; Cokesbury Price $10.08
new Why Mission?
new Short Stories by
Reframing New Testament Theology Dean Flemming; Joel B. Green, series editor
Jesus: The Enigmatic Parables of a Controversial Rabbi Amy-Jill Levine
Harvests recent efforts to read the New Testament in terms of God’s missions. Abingdon Press. Coming in November.
Life in first-century Palestine was very different from our world today. A renowned biblical scholar interweaves history and spiritual analysis to explore Jesus’ most popular teaching parables, exposing their misinterpretations and making them lively and relevant for modern readers. HarperCollins.
9781426759369. $29.99; Cokesbury Price $20.09 Also in this series; Each, $29.99; Cokesbury Price $20.09 9781426759383. Why the Church? 9781426756993. Why Salvation? 9781426759345. Why the Cross?
9780061561030. Hardcover. $15.99; Cokesbury Price $11.51
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Encountering God in Tyrannical Texts:
Reflections on Paul, Women, and the Authority of Scripture Frances Taylor Gench Provides access to feminist scholarship that can inform preaching and teaching of problematic Pauline texts, while encouraging public engagement with them and facilitating reflection on the nature and authority of Scripture. Westminster John Knox Press.
9780664259525. Hardcover. $20.00; Cokesbury Price $10.80 FB15
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Join Adam Hamilton this Lent and Easter in exploring the major themes of the Gospel of John
John: The Gospel of Light
The Gospel of John is the most deeply spiritual of the four Gospels. It includes some of the loftiest and most-loved verses in all the Bible: “And the Word became flesh...,” “For God so loved the world...,” “You who are without sin cast the first stone...,” “I am the resurrection and the life...,” “I am the way, and the truth, and the life.” The writing is filled with rich images and profound truths, but John notes that his aim in writing the Gospel is that his readers will not only believe in Jesus Christ, but that they “may have life in his name.” This Lent, join Adam Hamilton and experience a season of spiritual growth and life-changing renewal while exploring the major themes of John while reading the entire Gospel of John. Topics Include: • The Word Made Flesh • The Miraculous Signs of Jesus • The “I Am” Sayings of Jesus • The Farewell Discourse • The Arrest, Trial, and Crucifixion of the King • Eternal Life Abingdon Press. Coming in December. 9781501805332. Hardcover. $18.99; Cokesbury Price $12.72 9781501805356. Paper, Large Print. $19.99; Cokesbury Price $13.39
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The Call: The Life and Message of the Apostle Paul
Adam Hamilton From the road to Damascus to the sun-drenched lands of modern-day Greece and Turkey to a Roman prison, go with Adam Hamilton as he follows the journeys of Paul, Christianity’s greatest teacher and missionary. Abingdon Press. 9781630882624. Hardcover. $18.99; Cokesbury Price $12.72 9781630882648. Paper, Large Print. $19.99; Cokesbury Price $13.39
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