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From the best-known and best-loved stories of the Bible to the less common, this extensive commentary, written in today’s language, will make the lives and truths in the Bible come alive for you like never before.

In a day when unquestioning literalism is on the increase, it is a delight to receive a book that takes biblical storytelling seriously and gloriously! The writers and editors are indeed to be commended for their willingness to understand biblical imagination and narrative richness. This book should be a real mindstretcher and encourage many people to return to the Bible with newly opened eyes. —Madeleine L’Engle, endorsing the Storyteller’s Companion to the Bible, from which the supplementary material in this Bible is derived.

INSIDE CATALOG Bibles ............................................ inside front cover–5

Leadership .......................................................... 27–29

Children’s Bibles ..................................................... 6–7

Preaching .................................................................. 30

Christian Living ..................................................... 8–17

Church & Culture ................................................ 31–33

Prayer & Devotion .............................................. 18–21

Study & Theology............................................... 34–35

Spiritual Growth.................................................. 22–25

History ........................................ 36–inside back cover

Church Growth ......................................................... 26

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The Bible is our story NEW THE CEB STORYTELLERS BIBLE Stories convey truths through plot, character, and point of view. Nowhere is that more true than in the 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. It contains extensive commentary on all the best-known (and many of the less common) stories of the Bible as well as articles about reading—and telling—the stories so they come alive for listeners. With a better understanding of the Bible’s stories you’ll be able to improve your sermons with better storytelling. Also includes multiple indexes. Common English Bible. Coming in October. 9781609262082. Hardcover. $39.99; Cokesbury Price $26.79


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bibles An invitation for women to receive God’s truth NEW THE WOMAN’S STUDY BIBLE, NIV: Receiving God’s Truth for Balance, Hope, and Transformation Dorothy Kelley Patterson, editor

The Woman’s Study Bible poignantly reveals the Word of God to women, inviting them to receive God’s truth for balance, hope, and transformation. Special features designed to speak to a woman’s heart appear throughout the Bible text, revealing Scripture-based insights about how godly womanhood grows from a woman’s identity as a Christ-follower and a child of the Kingdom. Now with a beautiful full-color redesign, The Woman’s Study Bible reflects the contributions of over 80 women from a wide variety of ethnic, denominational, educational, and occupational backgrounds. Features include beautiful full-color design throughout; detailed biographical portraits of over 100 biblical women; thousands of extensive verse-by-verse study notes; over 300 in-text topical articles on relevant issues; insightful essays by women who are recognized experts in the fields of theology, biblical studies, archaeology, and philosophy; book introductions and outlines; hundreds of full-color in-text maps, charts, timelines, and family trees; quotes from godly women throughout history; set of full-page maps of the biblical world; topical index; and concordance. Thomas Nelson. Coming in January 2018. 9780785212379. Hardcover. $49.99; Cokesbury Price $34.99 9780785215110. Imitation Leather, Blue/Brown. $79.99; Cokesbury Price $54.99

CEB WIDE-MARGIN BIBLE: For Journaling and Note-Taking

This journaling-style Bible will satisfy those readers who express themselves and their spiritual journey in the pages of their Bible. Features thick paper so drawings and notes won’t bleed through to the next page. The biblical text is presented in one column and pages include a generous 2" margin along the exterior sides. Includes a presentation page and ribbon. Common English Bible. Each, $39.99; Cokesbury Price $26.79 9781609262075. Hardcover, Navy Floral. 9781609262068. Hardcover, Classic Onyx.


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The features in The CEB Women’s Bible are written by women for women, making it easy for you to connect the cultural needs and practices of ancient texts with your life today. Throughout the Bible you’ll discover articles that focus on issues relevant to women, and before each chapter you’ll find topics for reflection that range in tone from contemplative to analytic. Great for women’s small-group study as well as for daily private devotion. Common English Bible. 9781609261887. Hardcover. $49.99; Cokesbury Price $33.49 9781609261894. DecoTone. $74.99; Cokesbury Price $50.49 | 800.672.1789


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bibles The popular NRSV Wesley Study Bible now in bonded leather NEW NRSV WESLEY STUDY BIBLE

Joel B. Green and William H. Willimon, general editors

Lead an abundant life, grow as a faithful disciple, and find new avenues to serve. By studying the Wesley Study Bible you will share God’s grace and find the good gifts God has for you. As God transforms you through study, you will be inspired to transform the world. Contributors from across the Wesleyan family join together to help you experience God in fresh ways. Features comprehensive study notes by over 50 biblical scholars; accessibly written life application from over 50 key pastors; e asy-to-understand explanations of core terms by over 60 Wesley experts including: eternal life, forgiveness, grace, heaven, holiness, justice, and mission; extended reference to works by John Wesley 19 pages of full-color maps; cross references; and summary of each biblical book. Abingdon Press. 9781501847554. Bonded Leather, Charcoal. $59.99; Cokesbury Price $39.99

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Reading Sola Scriptura, the foundation of the Protestant Reformation 500 years ago, was a call to return to the roots of our faith by embracing Scripture alone as our highest authority. The NIV Sola Scriptura Bible Project shares that vision and invites you back to read the living Word in its most ancient arrangement. The Old Testament is ordered according to the traditional shaping of the Hebrew Scriptures: the Torah, the Former and Latter Prophets, and the Writings. The New Testament is reorganized by placing each of the four Gospels at the head of four groupings that together bear witness to the central story of Jesus. In the same spirit of recalling the distraction-free reading of the early church, the NIV Sola Scriptura Bible Project removes chapter and verse numbers, red letters, and cross references present in most modern Bibles. Zondervan. Coming in October.


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Children’s Bibles Teach kids key biblical truths in a fun way NEW NIV COLOR CODE BIBLE The NIV Color Code Bible for kids will teach your children key biblical truths on important themes and make learning the God’s Word fascinating and fun. Thousands of verses are highlighted in colors throughout the text, drawing children’s attention to God’s Word. A vibrant 64 pages in the beginning of the Bible will explain the color system as well as offer expanded study help features especially for growing your child’s solid faith. Features readable type, bold in-text subject headings, and color-highlighted verses. Full of bright colors, memorization aids, and the never-ending truth of God’s Good News, the NIV Color Code Bible is an exciting new way to study God’s Word. Thomas Nelson. Coming in October. 9780718098902. Hardcover. $24.99; Cokesbury Price $17.49 9780718098919. Deluxe LeatherSoft Version. $32.99; Cokesbury Price $22.99

CEB DEEP BLUE KIDS BIBLE Kids will dive deep into the CEB Deep Blue Kids Bible! As they read God’s Word, they’ll join three fun characters just like them who are also discovering the Bible and what it means to their lives. Interactive elements, bright and colorful illustrations, and games keep kids entertained while they develop a stronger faith and a thirst for God’s timeless message. Devotionals, a Bible dictionary, and engaging maps are also included. Just right for ages 7–12. Available in a variety of bindings and designs. Common English Bible. 6

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Children’s Bibles Engaging, easy-to-understand Bibles stories for kids NEW DEEP BLUE TODDLER BIBLE STORYBOOK

Daphna Flegal and Kerry Blackwood

The Deep Blue Toddler Bible Storybook tells nineteen Bible stories for little ones that will introduce them to God and Jesus. From these stories young children will learn of the love God has for them, and how they can begin to follow Jesus. The Bible stories are the same as some of the stories told in the Deep Blue Bible Storybook, below, only in a more simple and easy-to-understand way. Includes all traditional favorite Bible stories that capture the hearts and imaginations of very young children such as: Jesus Is Born, Joyous News, Jesus Calls the Fishermen, Jesus and the Children, The Baby in the Basket, and Jonah and the Fish. Abingdon Press. 9781501840135. Hardcover. $12.99; Cokesbury Price $8.79




Written in language children from 3–6 can understand, the Deep Blue Bible Storybook includes 146 stories that will help your children learn the books of the Bible and practice beginning Bible skills. Children love the Deep Blue curriculum characters that are featured in the book and will look forward to learning prayers and fun songs set to familiar tunes with their Deep Blue friends. Abingdon Press.

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Laura Allison; Four Story Creative, illustrations

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New for younger children, ages 3-6, Deep Blue Bible Storybook Miracles of Jesus contains 9 of the best-loved miracle stories from the New Testament, written in understandable language and delightfully illustrated in full color. Stories include: The Man in the Synagogue; The Four Friends; Jesus Calms the Storm; Jesus Heals; Ten Lepers; and more. Abingdon Press.

Sometimes adults find reading the Bible difficult. Imagine what it’s like for kids. Make it a little easier for children ages 7–12 with the Deep Blue Kids Bible Dictionary. They’ll learn the pronunciation and meaning of names, places, and events, and colorful artwork will help them understand the activities, occupations, and living conditions of those who lived in Bible lands. Abingdon Press.

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Christian Living Discover the soul-soothing peace of rest as God designed it to be NEW SACRED REST: Finding the Sabbath in the Everyday Cheryl Wunderlich

Life never slows down on its own. There is always one more deadline to make, one more commitment to honor, one more late night at the office, one more emergency to handle. So many believers continue life at a pace that leaves no time for godly, biblical rest. Author Cheryl Wunderlich knows this story well. As a busy wife, mother, women’s ministry leader, and professional, she didn’t have time to slow down and consider rest until she was knocked flat on her back with a cancer diagnosis—not once, but three times. In the midst of her battle with cancer, she finally heard the still, small voice inviting her to find her hope and her rest in the Lord. Sacred Rest invites you into God’s truest definition of rest. By engaging with 100 devotions, interspersed with prayers, Scripture verses, and biblical examples of rest, come and learn God’s original plans for rest, work, and a more balanced—more enjoyable—life. Thomas Nelson. Coming in November. 9780718097332. Hardcover. $15.99; Cokesbury Price $11.79


Embrace Freedom and Experience Defiant Joy Candace Payne Payne’s joyous “Chewbacca Mom” became Facebook Live’s top viral video. But that doesn’t hint at her struggles with extreme poverty, past trauma, and self-worth. Laugh It Up! tells the rest of her story and how she discovered God’s gift of joy. Zondervan Publishing. Coming in November. 9780310350569. $16.99; Cokesbury Price $10.49


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Bring sanity to your chaos with this beautiful full-color book by the bestselling author and creator of the Simplified Planner. Find tips, tricks, and best practices for simplifying your home, your style, your finances, your menus, your faith, and more. Thomas Nelson. Coming in December.

How will you measure your life at the end of your days? Cultural pioneer and thought leader Erwin McManus examines the characteristics of individuals who risked everything for a life they could only imagine. Imagine living the life you were convinced was only a dream. Waterbrook Press.

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Tactical Tools for Intentional Living Emily Ley

Save Nothing for the Next Life Erwin Raphael McManus | 800.672.1789

GIVING IT ALL AWAY AND GETTING IT ALL BACK AGAIN: The Way of Living Generously David Green with Bill High

The founder of Hobby Lobby shares the difference between working for God and for men, a principle that offers a powerful legacy to your family and changes those whom you touch. Zondervan Publishing. 9780310347941. Hardcover. $19.99; Cokesbury Price $13.49 FB18

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Christian Living Find abundant life by living a life of voluntary loss NEW LIVING FOR ANOTHER: More of Others, Less of You Brent Gambrell

How do you find abundant life? In Living for Another, author Brent Gambrell says we must live a life for someone other than ourselves…we must live for another. Jesus tells us that “whoever loses their life for me will find it,” which is why we must intentionally pour our lives out for others in the name of the One who gave his life for us. The book provides questions which may be used to start-group Bible study discussions or for personal reflection. Have an abundant life by living a life of voluntary loss and learn what it truly means to love, bear with, forgive, and serve one another. Abingdon Press. 9781501841842. $16.99; Cokesbury Price $11.49


An inspirational memoir about persevering through hard times and choosing faith over fear—a spiritual guidebook for the modern generation from award-winning auteur, playwright, and best-selling author Tyler Perry. Spiegel & Grau. Coming in November. 9780812989342. Hardcover. $26.00; Cokesbury Price $18.79



a Disenchanted World Mike Cosper

Who Transformed My Faith Karen Wright Marsh

WONDER: Transcendent Faith in

Children naturally believe in the supernatural. But as we age, we learn to believe in the reality we can see. After wrestling with disillusionment, Cosper discovered ancient and modern disciplines that helped him recapture the wonder of his Christian walk. InterVarsity Press. 9780830845064. $17.00; Cokesbury Price $9.79


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AND SINNERS: 25 Christians

Narrating her own faith pilgrimage, Marsh reveals surprising spiritual lessons from 25 “saints”—ordinary people who lived, breathed, failed, and followed God: Augustine, Saint Francis, Amanda Berry Smith, Kierkegaard, Dorothy Day, Flannery O’Conner, and more. InterVarsity Press. 9780830845132. Hardcover. $20.00; Cokesbury Price $13.99

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NEW A MILE WIDE: Trading a Shallow Religion for a Deeper Faith Brandon Hatmaker What if we’re just skimming the surface? Speaking from more than 20 years of experience working in the local church, Hatmaker shows us how Jesus changes everything and how a greater understanding of the gospel leads to deeper faith, richer community, and more fulfilling purpose. Thomas Nelson. 9780718088675. $16.99; Cokesbury Price $9.99


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christian Living Discover the abundance of gifts just waiting for you NEW ORDINARY GRACES: Word Gifts for Any Season Lucinda Secrest McDowell

Grace. Strength. Gratitude. Life. These are the gifts we don’t deserve and can never earn. By studying the biblical context of these words, author Lucinda Secrest McDowell shows us how we can find the “more” we’ve been looking for…the abundant life that Jesus came to give us. Join Lucinda in focusing on one word a day through devotional readings and short benedictions. And because God’s Word will stand forever, Ordinary Graces is appropriate for any and every season. Abingdon Press. Coming in October. 9781501841828. $14.99; Cokesbury Price $9.99


FAITH: Embracing Life in All

What makes you you? Bogel examines the popular personality frameworks— Myers-Briggs, StrengthsFinder, Enneagram, and others—and shows how understanding personality can revolutionize the way we live, love, work, and pray. Baker Book House.

Faith is an important message of hope and reconciliation—as well as an invitation to think about the many soul-searching events that challenge belief. Costello, who is a respected speaker on social justice issues, points us to an inclusive faith, bringing people from across the spectrum of society together. Hardie Grant Books.

How Seeing the World Through the Lens of Personality Changes Everything Anne Bogel

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Its Uncertainty Tim Costello

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Neuroscience, Faith, and a Search for the Soul Jay Lombard With cutting-edge research and case studies, a renowned behavioral neurologist explores the brain in search of the soul and provides insights into the spiritual questions we all ask. How our brains interpret what’s going on around us can lead us to a deeper and more fulfilling faith. Harmony. 9780553418675. Hardcover. $25.00; Cokesbury Price $16.49 | 800.672.1789

NEW THE SACRED SLOW: A Holy Departure from Fast Faith Alicia Britt Chole

Self-care, soul-care, life coaches, and spiritual retreats all show our dissatisfaction in quick fixes. The Sacred Slow is an invitation to unhurried faith. Formatted as 52 devotional experiences for individuals or small groups, each chapter features a reading and two options for application. Thomas Nelson. 9780718094300. $16.99; Cokesbury Price $10.99 FB18

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Christian Living Good news for those who fear they don’t belong NEW BLESSED ARE THE MISFITS: Great News for Believers Who Are Introverts, Spiritual Strugglers, or Just Feel Like They’re Missing Something Brant Hansen While American church culture (and American culture at large) seems largely designed for the extroverted, it’s estimated that half of the American population is introverted, and they’re often left wondering how, even if, they fit in the kingdom of God. As one of them, popular radio host Brant Hansen brings news. It’s wonderful, refreshing, and never-beensaid-this-way-before good news. In his unique style, Hansen looks to answer questions that millions of people ask: • Is something wrong with me if I don’t relate to God as emotionally as others and I don’t display the “good feelings” other seem to? • What if I’m not good at talking to people about faith, or good at talking to people at all? • What if I’m told I’m too analytical, that I “think too much”? • What if I suffer from depression? Is that a sign of lack of faith? Blessed Are the Misfits is going to generate discussion, and lots of it. It’s simultaneously highly provocative and humbly personal. It’s also leavened with a distinct, dry, self-effacing humor that is a hallmark of Hansen’s on-air, writing, and public speaking style. Thomas Nelson. Coming in November. 9780718096311. $16.99; Cokesbury Price $9.99



Extroverted Culture Adam S. McHugh

Jack Countryman

Churches tend to be extroverted places where introverts are marginalized. Some end up feeling like they’re not as faithful. With practical illustrations, McHugh shows how they can live and minister in ways consistent with their personalities. InterVarsity Press.

With Jesus’ words on one beautifully designed page and Countryman’s exposition on the facing page, this book will bring to life the teachings of Jesus in a new way. Includes more than 100 passages of Scripture. An excellent gift for new believers and long-time Christians alike. HarperCollins.

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NEW DISRUPTIVE DISCIPLESHIP: The Power of Breaking Routine to Kickstart Your Faith Sam Van Eman

Sometimes Christians get stuck and need something disruptive to jolt us and reorient us for greater spiritual maturity. Filled with concrete examples of ways to stretch our faith and consider new perspectives. InterVarsity Press. 9780830845088. $16.00; Cokesbury Price $10.99

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CHRISTIAN SPIRITUAL FORMATION: How Scripture, Spirit, Community, and Mission Shape Our Souls Evan B. Howard

A holistic, accessible, and informed introduction to Christian spiritual formation written from a broadly evangelical perspective. Baker Academic. Coming in October. 9780801097805. $24.99; Cokesbury Price $17.99


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Christian Living Celebrates the power of intentional gathering at the table NEW COME AND EAT: A Celebration of Love and Grace Around the

Everyday Table Bri McKoy

Raised in the world of takeout and microwaveable meals, like so many busy women Bri McKoy found herself utterly lost in the kitchen. Her dining room table was hardly an inviting place of community. However, as she learned to intentionally invite others to her table every day, she noticed her kitchen stopped feeling like a prison cell and started feeling like a sanctuary. She learned that gathering with others around the table, like Jesus often did during his time on earth, had the power to usher in deep relationship and a fuller understanding of God’s love and grace. In Come and Eat, Bri invites readers on an adventure of burnt pie, ten-pound bags of onions, and kitchen catastrophes to discover how to transform a common dining room table into a vehicle that ushers in the presence of Jesus. It’s an invitation with no pressure, no strings attached, no advanced cooking skills or fancy accouterments necessary—just a healthy appetite and a desire to take a deeper look into the power and ministry that can be found at the table. Combining biblical reflection with engaging personal stories from Bri’s own home, as well as the tables she has joined around the world, Come and Eat shows readers how they can intentionally make their own tables a vibrant source of life. Thomas Nelson. 9780718090616. $16.99; Cokesbury Price $11.49

NEW LOVE, WELCOME, and Give Amy Nelson Hannon

NEW BREAD & WINE: A Love NEW NOURISHED: A Memoir Letter to Life Around the Table of Food, Faith, and Enduring Love with Recipes with Recipes Shauna Niequist Lia Huber

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SERVE: Recipes That Gather

A collection of essays about family Amy’s grandmother showed her that feeding people is a way to show love. relationships, friendships, and the The Southern comfort food recipes she meals that bring us together. Written serves at Euna Mae’s, named after her by a well-loved writer and blogger, grandmother, are also served with the it’s a funny, honest, and vulnerable spiritual memoir about life around the Love, Welcome, Serve hospitality of table and the ways God nourishes us 1 Peter in mind. FaithWords. as we nourish others. HarperCollins. Coming in November. 12

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Hunger comes to us in many forms. A noted entrepreneur, food writer, and recipe developer serves up an evocative adventure story of her quest for love, God, and the perfect persimmon pudding. Convergent Books. Coming in October. 9780451498816. Hardcover. $26.00; Cokesbury Price $15.99 | 800.672.1789

HARVESTING ABUNDANCE: Local Initiatives of Food and Faith Brian Sellers-Petersen

Offers specific examples of success stories of faith communities involved in the faith + food movement. It contains engaging and inspiring stories with photos of 25 local communities and neighborhoods showing the church in action. Church Publishing. 9780819233097. $16.00; Cokesbury Price $12.79 FB18

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Christian Living A reminder of the gifts of joy in the midst of sorrow NEW DARING TO HOPE: Finding God’s Goodness in the Broken and the Beautiful Katie Davis Majors

When Katie Davis Majors moved to Uganda, she accidentally founded a booming organization. After she became a mother through the miracle of adoption, she became determined to deeply weave her life together with the people she desired to serve. But the joy of caring for one person at a time meant investing her heart fully into the many needs around her and often gave way to sorrow as she walked alongside people in the grip of addiction, desperation, and disease. Then an unexpected tragedy shook her family. For the first time in her life Katie began to wonder, Is God really good? Does He really love us? Daring to Hope is an invitation to hope in the God of the impossible—the God who whispers love to us in the quiet, in the mundane, when our prayers are not answered the way we wanted or the miracle doesn’t come. It is about a mother discovering the extraordinary strength it takes just to be ordinary. It is about choosing faith no matter the circumstance and about encountering God’s goodness and presence in the least expected places, when life is a far cry from anything we imagined. Multnomah. Coming in October. 9780735290518. Hardcover. $25.99; Cokesbury Price $16.99


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Beautiful, Broken Life In this chaotic world, we can sometimes Sheila Walsh lose sight of the peace God plans for us. This book invites you to live in God’s perfect peace, and offers practical ways to set aside anxiety and focus on God, on Scripture, and on the calm only God can bring to your soul. Thomas Nelson. Coming in January.

How do we turn struggles into strengths? In her long-awaited new book, Walsh teaches readers how the daily spiritual practices of confession, meditation on God’s Word, and prayer result in fresh freedom in Christ. Thomas Nelson. Coming in November.

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NEW UNAFRAID: Moving Beyond Fear-Based Faith Benjamin L. Corey

The creator of the popular Formerly Fundie blog on Patheos and a prominent figure within the Emerging Church Movement and Progressive Christianity explains how the “American Christianity” we are currently taught is actually a fearsaturated distortion of biblical faith. HarperCollins. 9780062471581. Hardcover. $26.99; Cokesbury Price $17.99

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RUINS: Inspirational Poems and Words for Difficult Times Following a year defined by national tragedies and contentious cultural debates, this wide-ranging collection of inspirational poetry and prose offers readers solace, perspective, and the courage to persevere in the years ahead. Spiegel & Grau. Coming in October. 9780399592836. Hardcover. $22.00; Cokesbury Price $17.99


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Christian Living A hospice chaplain passes on wisdom about the meaning of life NEW IN PAPERBACK ON LIVING

Kerry Egan

As a hospice chaplain, Kerry Egan found that the dying rarely want to talk about God, at least not overtly. Rather than talk, she listened to their stories—stories of hope and regret, shame and pride, loyalty and betrayal, and secrets held too long. Most of all, she listened as they talked about love—love they gave unconditionally, love they didn’t know how to offer or wished they’d received, love they belatedly learned to grant themselves. With each story, she was graced with the chance to witness firsthand what she calls the “spiritual work of dying”—the work of finding or making meaning of one’s life. On Living isn’t a book about dying. It’s a book about living, about making whole the brokenness we all share, by finding courage in the face of fear, the strength to make amends, compassion. In this profound, moving, and beautiful book, Egan passes along all precious and necessary gifts. Riverhead Books. Coming in October. 9781594634826. $16.00; Cokesbury Price $9.49


A Journey Through Loss with Art and Color Roger Hutchison The text and illustrations of this lushly colored picture book will guide the reader through different emotions and reactions related to grieving, including shock, tears, anger, and hope. Paraclete Press. Coming in November. 9781612619231. $16.99; Cokesbury Price $11.49


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A Loved One’s Search for Comfort, Answers, and Hope Albert Y. Hsu

After his father’s suicide, Hsu wrestled with intense emotional and spiritual questions. While acknowledging that there are no easy answers, he draws on Christian faith to point suicide survivors to the God who offers comfort in our grief and hope for the future. InterVarsity Press. 9780830844937. $16.00; Cokesbury Price $10.99

AFFLICTED: A Clinical and

NEW IT’S OK THAT YOU’RE NOT OK: Meeting Grief and Loss

Many Christians equate mental illness with demonic possession, weak faith, and generational sin. This book looks at it from both biblical and scientific perspectives and the role of psychology and psychiatry. InterVarsity Press.

Through stories, research, life tips, and mindfulness-based practices, this book reveals a path for navigating grief and loss not by trying to escape it, but by learning to live inside of it with more grace and strength. Sounds True. Coming in October.

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in a Culture That Doesn’t Understand Megan Devine


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Christian Living The pain of loss explored on a fundamental level NEW THE ALPHABET OF GRIEF: Words to Help in Times of Sorrow Andrea Raynor

Chaplain and spiritual counselor Andrea Raynor knows that when the funeral service is over, the friends leave, and the house grows quiet, grief can be overwhelming. In The Alphabet of Grief, she uses the letters of the alphabet as starting points for simple reflections on loss and hope. Each chapter concludes with a meditation and an affirmation—something to do and something to believe. You are not alone. Find spiritual companionship in these brief but powerful thoughts on the sacred journey of grief. WaterBrook. 9780735290297. Hardcover. $14.99; Cokesbury Price $10.99

BROKEN FOR GOOD: How CAREGIVER: A Mindful Approach Grief Awoke My Greatest Hopes


to Caring for Your Loved One, Without Losing Yourself Linda Abbit

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An uplifting narrative about a daughter’s life with and without her Being a caregiver can be a difficult role. father, whose death from cancer The founder of Tender Loving Eldercare plunges her into deep grief but and a veteran of the caregiving industry gradually forces her to wake up to the world, new hungers, and new faith, and shares her advice on taking care of an becomes her most compelling reason older loved one as well as your own to hope. FaithWords. well-being. Adams Press.


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After his wife’s battle with cancer and his own medical scare, Erickson wrote a web missive to his children titled, “If I Should Die Before You Wake.” It went viral. Expanding on it, this book of 10 letters features a mix of the practical, inspirational, and spiritual. Hachette Books. Coming in October.

When the author and mother of two became a widow at age 35, she found hope and solace in exercise. She recorded her journey in her blog, One Fit Widow. Here she offers her plan for those struggling with their own grief. HarperCollins. Coming in October.

Life Lessons from a Father to His Children Erick Erickson

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A Guide to Working Out Grief Using the Power of Exercise and Endorphins Michelle Steinke-Baumgard

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Christian Living A game-changing look at the importance of women & work A WOMAN’S PLACE: A Christian Vision for Your Calling in the Office, the Home, and the World Katelyn Beaty

Women today inhabit and excel in every profession, yet many Christian women wonder about the value of work outside the home. In A Woman’s Place, Katelyn Beaty, print managing editor of Christianity Today and cofounder of Her.meneutics, insists it’s time to reconsider women’s work. She challenges us to explore new ways to live out the scriptural call to rule over creation—in the office, the home, in ministry, and beyond. Readers—women and men alike—will be inspired by stories of women effecting dynamic cultural change, leading institutions, and living out grand and beautiful vocations in ways that glorify God. Howard Books. 9781476794150. $14.99; Cokesbury Price $9.49

NEW A WOMAN’S PLACE: A Bible Study Exploring Every Woman’s Call to Work Katelyn Beaty

This eight-week study based on Katelyn Beaty’s book takes a look at the meaning of “work” with an emphasis on Scripture and prayer. Abingdon Press. 9781501849008. Participant Guide. $12.99; Cokesbury Price $8.79

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NEW WHEN WOMEN GIVE: NEW SING A NEW SONG: The Adventure of a Generous Life Kim King

A Woman’s Guide to the Psalms Lydia Brownback



If you are a female entrepreneur or professional and you want to be a wise steward, this book is filled with practical advice and stories to foster growth in giving at any and every level. Kim shares her story, both from her perspective as a donor and from serving on the boards of several Christian nonprofits. InterVarsity Press.

The book of Psalms is filled with an incredible range of emotions—from exuberant praise to the depths of despair. This book shows how the original context of each psalm can impact how we apply it, and guides us to see God’s unfolding plan for our lives through the lens of Scripture. Crossway Books. Coming in October.

We live in a culture of self. This mecentered focus affects our friendships, our marriages, even our faith—and it breaks each one in different ways. This book invites us into a bigger, Jesuscentered vision, one that restores our freedom and inspires us to live for more. BakerBooks. Coming in October.

When Maddox was a child, her pastor father left one Sunday and never came back. She’d heard about God’s power, but when hit with this tidal wave, she had to learn firsthand how to trust God as her life preserver. Discover how God can also help you navigate though your white water. Abingdon Press.

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Is Better When It’s Not about You Sharon Hodde Miller | 800.672.1789

Experience a Power-Full Life in a Problem-Filled World Micah Maddox

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Christian Living Move from overwhelmed by life to overwhelmed by God NEW A WOMAN OVERWHELMED: Finding God in the Messes of Life

Hayley DiMarco

Choose to be overwhelmed! Not with the demands of life faced by women today, but with our overwhelming God! When we learn to be overwhelmed by God, our days are no longer filled with frustration, fatigue, and stress, but with peace, hope, love, and joy instead. In her six-week book and study, A Woman Overwhelmed, best-selling author Hayley DiMarco offers personal stories and biblical strategies for addressing worry, uncertainty, and isolation, and encourages us to discover the depths and heights of God’s love and power by recognizing the spiritual beauty that surrounds life’s messes. Abingdon Press. 9781501840708. $16.99; Cokesbury Price $11.49

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Mother of Jesus Hayley DiMarco

This six-week study based on Hayley DiMarco’s book includes five days of lessons for each week, combining stories from Hayley and study of Scripture with personal reflection, application, and prayer. Abingdon Press. 9781501839924. Participant Guide. $15.99; Cokesbury Price $10.79

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NEW HELLO MORNINGS: How to Build a Grace-Filled, LifeGiving Morning Routine Kat Lee

Join Kat and the thousands of women from around the world who’ve learned to maximize their mornings. Her simple yet powerful 3-minute morning routine integrates Bible study, planning, and fitness into a foundational morning habit that fits into every schedule. Thomas Nelson. Coming in December. 9780718094171. $16.99; Cokesbury Price $9.99 FB18

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Wisdom & Folly, the Two Women of Proverbs Donna Gaines


A 40-Day Journey to the Life God Dreams for You Kelly Johnson

Explores the blessings and curses of the two women found in the Book of Proverbs, demonstrating how their choices can help us to discern the voice of God and follow the clear path between Wisdom and Folly. Endorsed by Dave Ramsey. Abingdon Press.

This 40-day devotional with Scripture, stories, prayers, and questions invites you to consider a new way of thinking about what it means to be brave, challenging you to seek a greater intimacy with God and the people in your life. Abingdon Press. Coming in December.

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This beautiful collection features a powerful devotional reading and prayer for every day of 2018. You’ll find comfort, challenge, and spiritual blessing as you experience an intimate connection with the Savior all 365 days of 2018. Barbour Publishing. Coming in October. 9781683222118. $15.99; Cokesbury Price $10.99


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Prayer & Devotion Thoughtful meditations help us apply God’s word to daily life NEW THE UPPER ROOM DISCIPLINES 2018: A Book of Daily Devotions Upper Room’s yearly bestseller returns for 2018! This annual book of insightful devotions helps people spend daily time with God. Fifty-three writers from diverse Christian backgrounds encourage us to immerse ourselves in Scripture and apply its truths to our lives. Each daily devotion offers a selected Bible reading, a meditation on the Scripture passage, and a prayer or suggestion for reflection. The Scriptures are drawn from the Revised Common Lectionary. Authors for Disciplines 2018 include Mary Lou Redding, Willie James Jennings, Amy Oden, Jan Richardson, Andy Dreitcer, Anne Broyles, Safiyah Fosua, Jim Melchiorre, Lynne Deming, Max O. Vincent, Pam Hawkins, and Marshall Jenkins. Upper Room Books. 9780835816243. Regular Print. $14.99; Cokesbury Price $10.49 9780835816250. Large Print. $17.99; Cokesbury Price $12.49





Grow in faith every day of the year with this annual bestseller. Includes 365 brand-new devotions from 49 writers. Zondervan. Coming in October.

Daily Devotions in the Book of Proverbs Timothy Keller with Kathy Keller

Encouragement for Your Soul

for Creating Inspired Faith Mark Gilroy

2018: A Spirit-Lifting Devotional

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Proverbs is God’s book of wisdom, teaching us the essence and goal of a Christian life. This 365-day devotional offers readers a fresh, inspiring lesson from Proverbs for every day of the year. Viking. Coming in October. 9780735222090. Hardcover. $20.00; Cokesbury Price $13.99

WITH JESUS 2018: Daily

DEVOTION: A Daily Devotional

Ten writers consider the character and teachings of Jesus and share how he enriches and empowers their lives. A devotion for each day will encourage you to embrace Jesus’ love, lay down your worries, and focus on Jesus as Redeemer, Friend, and Faithful One. Zondervan. Coming in October.

This daily devotional provides tools you need to succeed and align yourself to Christ. With daily Scripture and prayer prompts, this compact guide will inspire you to center your faith and strengthen your relationship with God. Simple Truths. Coming in November.

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Prayer & Devotion Pray the prayer of Christ NEW VENITE: A Book of Daily Prayer Robert Benson

Venite—the Latin word for “come ye”—is an invitation given to pray the prayers of Christ. Venite: A Book of Daily Prayer was written for those who want to practice daily prayer throughout the year in their own solitude. It shows how to frame the day in the rhythm of the ancient prayers of the Church until life becomes a prayer without ceasing. Crossing denominational lines in spirit and in practice, the book is divided into six parts: Office, Seasons, Days of Remembrance, Canticles, Psalter, and Gospel. Easy to use and follow, Venite is an uplifting and enlightening book for anyone seeking the art of daily prayer. The sophisticated flex cover and ribbon marker make it ideal for gift giving. Abingdon Press. Coming in October. 9781501827297. $18.99; Cokesbury Price $12.79


Voices of the Reformation David Teems

NEW MASTERY: Daily Devotions for a Year E. Stanley Jones

Commemorating the 500th anniversary of the Reformation, this devotional includes an inspirational reading for each day, with a prayer, a word of counsel, a benediction, a provocative thought or a relevant Scripture, and historical information. Ribbon marker. Abingdon Press. Coming in October.

In readings, affirmations, and prayers for every day of the year, readers will discover how Jesus Christ can help us master life as he lifts our fear and helps us not only to face things that happen to us, but make something out of them as well. Abingdon Press. Coming in November.

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Readings and Activities for Individuals, Families, and Communities Teresa L. Fry Brown

Discover new ways to celebrate your heritage, deepen your faith, and build stronger communities within these 28 devotions, each with Scripture, a reflection, and related activities. Abingdon Press. Coming in January. 9781501849558. $5.99


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Prayer & Devotion How an active, growing faith can change your life—and the world NEW SEEKING ALIVENESS: Daily Reflections on a New Way to Experience and Practice the Christian Faith Brian D. McLaren Inspire and activate your spiritual journey with this devotional based on Brian D. McLaren’s book, We Make The Road By Walking. McLaren shows everything you need to explore what a difference an honest, living, growing faith can make in your life and in our world today. Through 52 weeks of thoughtful readings, Seeking Aliveness gives an overview of the message of the whole Bible and guides you through a rich study, interactive learning, and personal growth. FaithWords. Coming in November. 9781478947479. Hardcover. $15.99; Cokesbury Price $11.79

NEW GIFT AND TASK: A Year NEW THE ST. FRANCIS of Daily Readings and Reflections Walter Brueggemann

These 365 devotions help us consider the cost and joy of discipleship, offering wisdom and encouragement throughout the Christian Year for our never-ending walk along God’s challenging, grace-filled path. Insightful and thought-provoking. Westminster John Knox Press. 9780664263218. Hardcover. $20.00; Cokesbury Price $14.49



Jon M. Sweeney

What does it mean to be a fool for Christ? To St. Francis it meant being small not strong, valuing joy over pleasure, avoiding positions of power, and enjoying rather than avoiding moments of insecurity, fear, and awkwardness. Discover a renewed sense of God in these ancient practices. Paraclete Press. 9781612618302. $16.99; Cokesbury Price $12.49



Direction in Contemplative Prayer Jan Johnson

from the Time of Shakespeare Thomas Dekker; Robert Hudson, ed.

LISTENS: Finding Rest and

Do you long for depth and authenticity in your relationship with God? This book guides you away from formulas and step-by-step prayer plans toward contemplative prayer—a lifestyle that allows you to experience God’s presence. NavPress Publishing. 9781631466861. $15.99; Cokesbury Price $11.79 | 800.672.1789

NOAH’S ARK: A Prayer Book

As the Black Death ravaged London in 1608, Dekker wrote this book of 56 prayers for the people of London and all of England. Back in print for the first time since 1924, with a new introduction, prayer notes, and updated language. Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing. Coming in October. 9780802874818. $17.99; Cokesbury Price $12.99 FB18

Prayer & Devotion Unlock the mystery of conversing with God NEW SIMPLE PRAYER: Learning to Speak to God with Ease

Charlie Dawes

Sometimes our walk with God seems so difficult. We struggle to find the time to pray, the words to say, and the way to pray them. Are we making prayer more complicated than it needs to be? Charlie Dawes is a pastor and professor who understands both the desires and the challenges of deepening our prayer lives. He has identified simple, biblical prayers that will help you unlock the mystery of conversing with God by paring our words down to their most elemental level. By focusing our prayers, we can open up a new way of relating with God that we have never before experienced. Simple prayer is far from simplistic. Instead, it will help you connect with God at a heart level that cannot be mastered with words alone. InterVarsity Press. 9780830844814. $16.00; Cokesbury Price $10.79



100 best-loved Bible verses bring encouragement, direction, insight, and hope for your life in this beautiful book. Each verse is paired with an inspiring devotion and prayer. Combined with beautiful botanical-themed illustrations, 100 Favorite Bible Verses is a comforting and uplifting way to start each day. Thomas Nelson.

Liz Curtis Higgs

Two-Minute Meditations for Everyday Challenges

These thirty-one nuggets of truth from the Book of Proverbs reveal how faithfully the promises from God are honored. Best-selling author Higgs adds a sprinkling of humor through her honest stories and personal examples. A perfect daily devotional! Study guide also included for small groups. WaterBrook Press. Coming in October.

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NEW HOLDING GOD’S HAND: Life’s challenges can leave us stressed out and frazzled. This collection of soul-soothing meditations and power-filled prayers will comfort your spirit when life challenges your patience, courage, resolve, and faith. FaithWords.


Spiritual Growth A spiritual pilgrimage to help Christianity become more Christian NEW IN PAPERBACK THE GREAT SPIRITUAL MIGRATION How the World’s Largest Religion Is Seeking a Better Way to Be Christian Brian McLaren From Genesis until now, the story of our faith is fundamentally about people on the move—outgrowing old, broken religious systems and embracing new, more redemptive ways of life. Some believe faith is dying, but Brian McLaren believes it’s not dying; rather, it is embarking on a once-in-an-era spiritual shift. A global activist, pastor, and theologian, McLaren challenges readers to stop worrying, waiting, and indulging in nostalgia, and instead, to embrace the powerful new understandings that are reshaping the church. He explores three profound shifts that define the change: spiritually, as Christians define themselves less by lists of beliefs and more by a life of love; theologically, as believers reject the image of God as violent and embrace God as a renewing Spirit at work for the common good; and missionally, as the faithful identify less with organized religion and more with organizing religion—healing the planet, building peace, overcoming poverty and injustice, and collaborating with other faiths. Convergent Books. 9781601427922. $14.99; Cokesbury Price $10.79

NEW WAY OF LIFE: A Study Based on The Great Spiritual Migration Brian D. McLaren

Helps groups approach and engage the spiritual, theological, and missional proposals in McLaren’s book. Abingdon Press. 9781501847691. Participant Guide. $12.99; Cokesbury Price $8.79

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Part of The Connected Life series, Renovate explores the story of Nehemiah and emphasizes how we need God’s great power in us to renovate our lives through the Holy Spirit. Abingdon Press.

Examines the life of Jeremiah, “the Draws upon biblical wisdom to provide weeping prophet,” and how he persevered and trusted God during practical guidance to help disciples extremely trying times. You’ll learn connect their passion with the world’s how God used his failures and how great need. Real stories of how real God can use our failures as well. people found their place to serve will inspire and encourage. Abingdon Press. Abingdon Press.

Life with God Jacob Armstrong

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Following Your Passion and Finding Your Place to Serve James A. Harnish

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Things Go Wrong Matt Miofsky

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SAKE: Embracing Your Need for Rest, Worship, and Community J. Dana Trent

Tracing the rich history of Sabbath, this book helps readers overcome barriers to this spiritual practice and find ways to build Sabbath into their own lives. Upper Room Books. Coming in October. 9780835817196. $12.99; Cokesbury Price $8.99


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Spiritual Growth Empower yourself for faithful living NEW CRASH TEST DUMMIES: Surprising Lessons from the Book of Judges

Talbot Davis

You’ve seen them, haven’t you? They ride in the front seats of expensive cars and drive headlong into a brick wall. And then they do it again. And again. They’re crash test dummies. Why do they keep doing the same dumb thing over and over again? Or maybe a better question is, why do we? In this exploration of the Book of Judges, author Talbot Davis looks at the stories of the judges from the perspective of the Israelites’ repeated failure to be faithful to God alone. Through his creative, quirky angle on the book, Davis highlights how the Israelites in Judges made the same mistake of apostasy over and over again. Each time God delivered them, they eventually fell back into the predictable, tragic pattern. As he explores each judge’s story, Davis invites readers to consider the shape that patterns of sin take in our lives, and how God seeks to free us from them and empower us for faithful living. Discussion questions and a practical focus for each week also accompany each chapter. Abingdon Press. 9781501847561. $12.99; Cokesbury Price $8.79



NEW LOVE HEALS Becca Stevens

Discover how a radical love can heal What does it mean to be all kinds of wounds in the world and compassionate in the way Jesus Barefoot Revolution carefully uncovers your own life and community. Written was? Dreitcer leads us through by Thistle Farms founder Becca the ancient heart-rhythms fuelling practices from the earliest centuries Stevens, Love Heals is a beautiful and biblical spirituality. A discipleship of Christianity right up to the present inspirational gift book that champions model, tools, and practices give you that can move us from understanding all you need to road-test a wonderful, change and healing through Scripture, compassion to truly living compassion. deeper spiritual life with God. stories, poems, and inspirational Upper Room Books. Coming in Paraclete Press. Coming in November. writings. Thomas Nelson November. 9780718094553. Hardcover. 9781612619590. $18.99; 9780835817233. $14.99; Cokesbury Price $10.49 FB18

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Spirituality for Finding God Paul Marshall

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Your Brokenness Be Turned Into Abundance Ann Voskamp

The idea that even in the depths of our own brokenness God can use each of us to be a gift to someone else is powerful. Be the Gift challenges and encourages us to listen to God and look for opportunities to be a gift to others. Zondervan. Coming in October. 9780310089384. Hardcover. $16.99; Cokesbury Price $11.99


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Spiritual Growth Get to know the real Pope Francis NEW PILGRIMAGE: My Search for the Real Pope Francis Mark K. Shriver

A down-to-earth and deeply intimate portrait of Pope Francis and his faith, based on interviews with the men and women who knew him simply as Jorge Mario Bergoglio. Shriver retraces Francis’s personal journey, revealing the origins of his open, unpretentious style and explaining how it revitalized Shriver’s own faith and renewed his commitment to the Church. Francis’s example has struck a chord in the hearts of millions who long to make faith, love, humility, and mercy part of their lives as they go out into the world to serve and learn from the most marginalized. Random House. 9780812987553. $18.00; Cokesbury Price $11.99


STORY: Uncovering a Gospel of


Beauty, Goodness & Truth James Bryan Smith

NEW UNSEEN: The Gift of Being Hidden in a World That Loves to Be Noticed Sara Hagerty

GOSPEL: Flannery O’Connor


Uncover the true story of beauty, goodness, and truth that will satisfy the ultimate longings of your heart. This exercise in spiritual formation helps both individuals and groups understand the magnificent story of Christ in their lives. InterVarsity Press.

us. When this truth sinks in, we realize that only by hiding ourselves in God can we give ourselves to others in true freedom and know the joy of a deeper relationship with the God who sees us. Zondervan.

Explores how Flannery O’Connor reveals what discipleship to Christ entails by subverting the traditional understandings of beauty, truth, and goodness through her fiction. InterVarsity Press.

A new edition of the classic guide for those who find themselves journeying toward a faith different from that of their childhood. Explores the major issues that have confronted mainline churches over the years. Church Publishing. Coming in November.

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and the Reimagining of Beauty, Goodness, and Truth Only God truly knows and understands Michael Mears Bruner

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A Pilgrimage of Faith in Community Diana Butler Bass


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Spiritual Growth Stay grounded in faith through the experience of Sabbath NEW STUDY EDITION SABBATH AS RESISTANCE: Saying No to the Culture of Now

Walter Brueggemann

Sabbath is not simply about keeping rules, but rather about becoming a whole person and restoring a whole society. Brueggemann calls out our 24/7 society of consumption, a society in which we live to achieve, accomplish, perform, and possess. We want more, own more, use more, eat more, and drink more. Brueggemann shows readers how keeping the Sabbath allows us to break this restless cycle and focus on what is truly important: God, other people, all life. Perfect for group study or self-reflection, Sabbath as Resistance offers a transformative vision of the wholeness God intends, giving world-weary Christians a glimpse of a more fulfilling and simpler life through Sabbath observance. This new edition includes a study guide. Westminster John Knox Press. Coming in October. 9780664263294. $14.00; Cokesbury Price $8.49

NEW FINDING SELAH: The Simple Practice of Peace When You Need It Most Kristen Kill

Transform the way you think about work, rest, and the little spaces in between. The Psalms call it selah—the pause or rest between the notes in a song. Find the ultimate Selah in Christ, who stands in the gap between heaven and your most hectic days. Zondervan. Coming January 2018. 9780310347699. $16.99; Cokesbury Price $11.99 FB18

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NEW 50 SPIRITUAL NEW FIVE MEANS OF CLASSICS, SECOND EDITION: GRACE: Experience God’s Love Your Shortcut to the Most Important Ideas on Self-Discovery, Enlightenment and Purpose Tom Butler-Bowdon Spans centuries, continents, and spiritual traditions. Nicholas Brealey Publishing. Coming in October. Each, $19.95; Cokesbury Price $14.49 9781473658387. 50 Spiritual Classics. 9781473658288. 50 Self-Help Classics. 9781473658356. 50 Success Classics.

the Wesleyan Way Elaine A. Heath

Introduces the five means of grace God uses to draw us into a fruitful relationship and help us live more missionally: Prayer, Searching Scripture, Receiving the Lord’s Supper, Fasting, and Conferencing. Abingdon Press. 9781501835643. Hardcover. $9.99; Cokesbury Price $6.79

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GRACE: The Healing Power of Pain and Memory Frederick Buechner

We all will suffer pain and loss, but we are not alone. God’s holy, healing grace is always present and available if we are still enough to receive it. Zondervan. Coming in October. Each, $16.99; Cokesbury Price $11.99 9780310349761. A Crazy, Holy Grace. 9780310351900. The Remarkable Ordinary.


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The world is increasingly marked by bigotry, fear, and exclusion. Learn how to build a church that’s big enough for everyone and tackle issues like LGBT inclusion, gender equality, racial tensions, and global concerns. Westminster John Knox Press. Coming in October.

We like the idea of community, but where do we start? Help your church bring together people of all ages and stages of faith to experience a creative and funfilled Christian community. InterVarsity Press.

Building Messy, Authentic, and Hopeful Spiritual Community John Pavlovitz

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Fresh Ideas for Building a Christ-Centered Community Lucy Moore and Jane Leadbetter

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First-Time Guests Into Fully Engaged Members of Your Church Nelson Searcy with Jennifer Dykes Henson

A biblically grounded, proven plan for building relationships and helping newcomers become active members, with testimonials, examples, and selfassessment tools. Baker Book House. Coming in October. 9780801075490. $15.99; Cokesbury Price $9.49

NEW THE NEW COPERNICANS: Understanding the



The church needs millennials to survive and thrive. Seel suggests strategies— communication on-ramps for genuine human connection with the next generation. It can be done. Thomas Nelson. Coming in October.

Many churches aspire to be more culturally diverse, but they find that they have no idea how to approach that goal practically. This book addresses that problem with ten ways churches can truly engage and welcome other cultures. Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing.

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God designed humanity to live in community with one another, and the Church on earth is how God provides that community for God’s people. Church membership is about more than just “pray, pay, obey.” This book shows the importance and blessings of being a part of Christ’s Church. Concordia Publishing House.

Millennial Contribution to the Church John Seel


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Why Membership Matters Peter Speckhard

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Leadership Shaping a gospel-centered ministry across five generations NEW THE GARDEN RESONATES: A Gospel Emerging Generations Can Believe In Chris Folmsbee

Within the church today there are five generations represented: Traditional, Boomers, Xers, Millennials, and Gen Z. Each generation has value and influences the church community, but research indicates that churches are not engaging Millennials and Generation Z for the purpose of making lasting disciples and that a trend of decline has developed. There will always be a “next generation” to reach. The Garden Resonates equips church leaders with a framework for sharing the Gospel in relevant and compelling ways to the emerging generations. It reframes the gospel narrative and provides leaders with practical help to reverse the trend of decline while weaving a new story of growth and vibrancy. Abingdon Press. 9781501844140. $15.99; Cokesbury Price $10.79

FRESH EXPRESSIONS: A New Kind of Methodist Church For People Not In Church Kenneth H. Carter Jr. and Audrey Warren

A group study for church leaders and congregations who are in the grip of Holy Spirit motivation to renew their tradition by reaching people who are not yet in a discipleship relationship with Jesus. Abingdon Press. 9781501849206. $14.99; Cokesbury Price $9.99 FB18

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Generations Seek in Leaders Scott Chrostek

THE BOX: Five Approaches To

Opening the Bible With Youth Andrew Zirschky


Based on the author’s research, this book identifies the common leadership needs of emerging generations and provides church leaders practical “how-to” solutions for engaging and serving these generations. Abingdon Press.

Help youth experience the implications of the Gospel in new ways with five distinct approaches to forming youth in the faith: instructional, community of faith, interpretive, liberation, and contemplative. Abingdon Press. Coming in October.

Covers the basic principles of discipleship with preteens ages 10–12, including developmental milestones, the role of parents, the use of technology, and ways to be inclusive of preteens with special needs. Abingdon Press. Coming January 2018.

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Leadership Using time-honored practices to create new types of communities NEW DIVERGENT CHURCH: The Bright Promise of Alternative Faith Communities Tim Shapiro and Kara Brinkerhoff

New faith communities are appearing across the U.S. Many of them bear little resemblance—on the surface—to "church" in its conventional form. But when we look a little deeper we see striking continuity with the most deeply rooted practices of the Christian faith in community. What are those practices? What do these unconventional, alternative faith communities look like? How are they, perhaps, indicators of a hopeful new future for the church? And what can we learn from them? This fascinating book goes beyond simply analyzing current trends. It reveals how innovative Christians are engaging in time-honored practices, creating new types of communities, which will shape the church to come. Further, it shows us how we too might innovate while holding true to the essential practices of our gathered faith. This is an instructive picture of Christian community, past, present and future. Abingdon Press. Coming in October. 9781501842597. $16.99; Cokesbury Price $11.49

NEW TRUST BY DESIGN: The Beautiful Behaviors of an Effective Church Culture Amy Valdez Barker

As a church leader, the more you are trusted, the more you can direct, shape, and guide. This book examines what it takes to build trust, as well as what leads to a break in trust, to help you step boldly into ministry… wherever God sends you. Abingdon Press. 9781501842443. $14.99; Cokesbury Price $9.99


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about Powerful Leadership James C. Howell

Effective Ministry Thomas G. Bandy

LEAD: What the Bible Tells Us

Examines the stories of leaders from the Old Testament—careers, struggles, joys, and devastations— believing that immersion in Scripture’s stories is what modern Christian leaders need, not to succeed so much as to be God’s people in the world. Abingdon Press. Coming in October. 9781501842634. $18.99; Cokesbury Price $12.79

THINKING: How to Sustain

Strategic thinking is not about seeing a need and addressing it. It is about focusing on a purpose and pursuing it single-mindedly. Strategic thinking involves an element of risk. In order to be relevant to the changing community, churches must accept more risk. Abingdon Press. 9781501849619. $21.99; Cokesbury Price $14.79 | 800.672.1789


A Shepherd’s Guide to Leading Well Larry Osborne A pastor, author, and leadership consultant unpacks instruction for church leaders found in 1 Peter 5:1-4. When leaders truly understand Peter’s words of exhortation to lead like a shepherd, then they will begin to see the path that leads them to Leading Well. Thomas Nelson. 9780718096410. $16.99; Cokesbury Price $11.49 FB18

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Leadership Let Jesus set the pace NEW AN UNHURRIED LEADER: The Lasting Fruit of Daily Influence Alan Fadling

What does grace-paced leadership look like? Spiritual mentor. Pastor. Executive director. Parent. Professor. Spouse. We have many roles and relationships. And in the midst of all we do, we’re tempted to frantically take control of situations in hopes of making good things happen. Alan Fadling, author of An Unhurried Life, writes: “That kind of unholy hurry may make me look busy, but too often it keeps me from actually being fruitful in the ways Jesus wants me to be. Jesus modeled grace-paced leadership. To learn that we begin not with leading, but with following.” In these pages, Fadling unfolds what it means for leaders to let Jesus set the pace. Through biblical illustrations, personal examples, and on-the-ground leadership wisdom, this book will guide you into a new view of kingdom leadership. Along the way you just might find that the whole of your life has been transformed into a more livable and more fruitful pace. InterVarsity Press. 9780830846344. Hardcover. $20.00; Cokesbury Price $13.99


WIDE: A Companion Guide for Churches and Leaders Andy Stanley

Offers practical steps to help church leaders create irresistible environments, define ministry goals, and communicate more effectively with unbelievers. Each section includes discussion materials that invite you to do deeper. Zondervan. 9780310538301. $14.99; Cokesbury Price $8.49 FB18

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Get back to the basics of making fully devoted followers of Jesus Christ. The authors share practical instruction on how to build a discipleship pathway, based on a successful program they developed for their own church. Abingdon Press. Coming in October.

We were created by an infinitely creative God to reflect his love and character to the world—one way is by continuing God’s creative work. This book helps us see the eternal value in the work we do today. Baker Book House. Coming in November.

Creating a Discipleship Pathway for Your Church Mike Schreiner and Ken Willard

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A Biblical Invitation to Create, Innovate, and Risk Jordan Raynor

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NEW TOGETHER: A Guide for Couples Doing Ministry Together Geoff & Sherry Surratt Marriage and ministry together? It’s a unique calling, yet couples seldom receive adequate preparation, training, or even warning. Serving in numerous ministry capacities together, the Surratts share observations and valuable lessons. Thomas Nelson. 9780718095901. $16.99; Cokesbury Price $10.79


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Nancy Lammers Gross

Expert, practical help for women who preach or lead worship. Gross presents not only techniques, but also a theologically empowering paradigm shift to help women fully embody their God-given preaching vocations. Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing.


William H. Willimon

For each Sunday of the Christian Year, this guide fuels your imagination while leaving room to insert your own illustrations, make connections, and speak the Word in your distinctive voice. Abingdon Press.

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Divine Encounters through Story Michael E. Williams

When we tell stories, we speak a world into being just as God did in Creation. This book is both a guide to telling our own stories and a reminder that we have been spoken into being as part of a much larger story. It is a voyage of discovery for those of us who wish to deepen our experience of God’s presence in our lives. Upper Room Books. 9780835817073. $12.99; Cokesbury Price $8.99


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THE ABINGDON PREACHING ANNUAL 2018: Planning Sermons and Services for Fifty-Two Sundays Scott Hoezee, editor

Fresh weekly ideas help preachers develop sermons. Include primary and secondary themes, worship helps, 3 homiletical topic essays, 6–12 full sermons, and sermon series ideas. Digital and print subscription versions available. Abingdon Press. 9781501835537. $24.99; Cokesbury Price $16.79

WORD: Children’s Sermons for Year B

NEW GOOD ARGUMENTS: Making Your Case in Writing and Public Speaking Richard A. Holland Jr. and Benjamin K. Forrest

Provides church leaders with fresh, engaging stories that children will understand and enjoy. Includes a retelling of each Sunday’s Bible story—based on the Revised Common Lectionary—for the entire church year, plus additional stories for special Sundays. Westminster John Knox Press.

This brief introduction to making effective arguments helps readers to understand the basics of sound reasoning and to learn how to use it to persuade others. It equips readers to formulate firmly grounded, clearly articulated, and logically arranged arguments, avoid fallacious thinking, and discover how to reason well. Baker Book House.

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Church & Culture Pursuing faith as an agent of healing NEW GRACE FOR AMATEURS:

Field Notes on a Journey Back to Faith Lily Burana A lapsed Presbyterian who had drifted away from the church and into a life on the margins during her young adult years, Lily had long believed that Christianity had nothing to offer her. But in a last-ditch effort to save her life, she railed at God to send her a sign—and was shocked when God followed through. Reluctantly but resolutely, she decided to let God in, just a little bit, and commit to believing that the Gospel is true. Grace for Amateurs is a collection of linked essays that chronicles Lily’s rocky road back to spiritual recovery. Addressing themes as diverse as coming out as Christian to your non-Christian friends, the wonderful awfulness of Christian rock music, the intersection of faith and motherhood, and the effects of trauma on our souls, Lily holds nothing back as she wrestles with the obstacles that make belief so challenging. Thomas Nelson. Coming in October. 9780718095987. Hardcover. $22.99; Cokesbury Price $16.49



Perils of Christian Rock Gregory Alan Thornbury

The riveting, untold story of the “Father of Christian Rock,” the dawn of America’s culture wars, and the conflicts that launched a billion-dollar industry. Convergent Books. Coming January 2018. 9781101907078. Hardcover. $26.00; Cokesbury Price $16.99 FB18

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Gospel music was a significant part of not only who Elvis became as a man, but as an artist as well. This book takes a look at his roots and the role of gospel in his foundational years, as well as the comfort, solace, and strength it offered him in the years of his meteoric rise in popularity. CenterStreet. 9781478943631. $16.99; Cokesbury Price $11.99



The story behind the upcoming film All Saints, inspired by the true story of a salesman-turned-pastor, the tiny church he was ordered to shut down, and a group of refugees from Southeast Asia. Together, they risk everything to plant seeds for a future that might just save them all. BethanyHouse.

influence cannot afford to be ignorant of the trends that shape us. Writers, speakers, pastors, and leaders will find this collection of infographics, analysis, and expert commentary indispensable. Baker Book House. Coming in December.

Surprising Story of How Refugees from What’s New and What’s Next at the Burma Brought Life to a Dying Church Intersection of Faith and Culture Michael Spurlock and Jeanette Windle Anyone in a position of leadership or

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Church & Culture Find spiritual wisdom in mainstream Hollywood films NEW GOD IN THE MOVIES: A Guide for Exploring Four Decades of Film Catherine M. Barsotti and Robert K. Johnston, editors

This informative guide helps readers combine their love of movies with their desire to grow closer to God. Foremost experts on faith and film, all connected with the Reel Spirituality Institute at Fuller Seminary, explore forty leading movies from the last four decades to encourage movie lovers and small groups to reflect critically and theologically on their film choices. God in the Movies introduces and analyzes the spiritual content of top films from the 1980s through the 2010s, opening viewers up to a conversation about life, faith, and God. Following a format similar to Barsotti and Johnston’s successful Finding God in the Movies, this completely new book covers different films spanning four decades. This engaging resource contains production notes and film synopses, relevant Scripture texts, theological reflection, discussion questions, film stills, recommended film clips, and more, serving as a treasure chest for hours of film viewing, discussion, and ministry. Clips from the movies referenced in each chapter are available online. Brazos Press. 9781587433900. $21.99; Cokesbury Price $12.99



Edward J. Larson and Michael Ruse

in Your Community’s Compassion and Capacity Tom Nelson


Addresses many of the core issues currently under debate by the adherents of science and the advocates of faith, shedding light on the richly diverse field of ideas at the crossroads where science meets spiritual belief. Yale University Press. 9780300216172. Hardcover. $30.00; Cokesbury Price $21.49


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Loving our neighbor well has direct economic implications. Presents a vision for church ministry for the flourishing of the local community, beginning with its poorest and most marginalized members. InterVarsity Press. 9780830843923. $16.00; Cokesbury Price $11.79



Faith, Hope, and the Force John C. McDowell

Engaging Conversations on the World’s Great Religions Peter Kreeft


Now thoroughly revised to include discussion of The Force Awakens, this bestseller explores the many spiritual themes that weave throughout the Star Wars films. Westminster John Knox Press. 9780664262839. $18.00; Cokesbury Price $10.49 | 800.672.1789


In today’s globalized society, religion is deeply intertwined with every issue we see on the news. Kreeft gives us helpful tools for thinking fairly and critically about competing religious beliefs. InterVarsity Press. 9780830845101. $16.00; Cokesbury Price $10.79 FB18

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Church & Culture Belonging? Or just fitting in? NEW BRAVING THE WILDERNESS: The Quest for True Belonging and the

Courage to Stand Alone Brené Brown

Most of us use the terms “fitting in” and “belonging” interchangeably, and many of us are very good at fitting in: we know how to hustle for approval and acceptance. We know what to wear, what to talk about, how to make people happy, what not to mention—we know how to chameleon our way through the day. But fitting in and belonging are not the same thing, and, in fact, fitting in gets in the way of belonging. Fitting in is about assessing a situation and becoming who you need to be to be accepted. Belonging doesn’t require us to change who we are; it requires us to be who we are, which takes major vulnerability and courage because in order to truly belong you have to show up, be real, and risk not experiencing a connection. Brené teaches readers to: Be You. Be Seen. Belong. This life-changing book will transform the way we live, love, parent, and lead. Random House. 9780812995848. Hardcover. $28.00; Cokesbury Price $17.99


WORLD: How Literature Shaped

Civilization Martin Puchner

Combines biography, history, and stories from literature to show how the written word has had the power to shape civilizations throughout time, from Alexander the Great and The Iliad to J. K. Rowling and Harry Potter. Random House. Coming in November. 9780812998931. Hardcover. $32.00; Cokesbury Price $22.99 FB18

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The World Will Be Saved by Beauty: An Intimate Portrait of My Grandmother Kate Hennessy This thoroughly researched, intimate biography provides a valuable and nuanced portrait of an undersung and provocative American woman who is now being considered for canonization. Scribner. Coming in November. 9781501133978. $17.00; Cokesbury Price $12.49


ACTION: How to Think Carefully,

Engage Wisely, and Vote with Integrity Miroslav Volf and Ryan McAnnally-Linz


CHRISTIANS: Stories of Persecution, Flight, and Resilience in the Middle East Andreas Knapp

This nonpartisan handbook offers Christians practical guidance for thinking through complicated public issues and faithfully following Jesus as citizens of their countries. Brazos Press.

A Westerner’s travels among the persecuted and displaced Christian remnant in Iraq and Syria teach him much about faith under fire. Includes sixteen pages of color photographs. Plough Publishing House.

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S t u dy & T h e o l o gy Rediscover the ancient Christian practice of mindfulness NEW RIGHT HERE RIGHT NOW: The Practice of Christian Mindfulness

Amy G. Oden

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 Oden shows how the practice of Christian mindfulness begins with the teachings of Jesus and continues throughout Christian history. It also includes step-by-step instructions for the practice of Christian mindfulness today. Pastors and leaders will find this book useful on the ground as they curate current culture and guide Christians in spiritual practices. Abingdon Press. 9781501832499. $14.99; Cokesbury Price $9.99



Mission and God’s People Brad E. Kelle

Invites you to imaginatively enter the biblical story and consider the Old Testament as not only a broad story of God’s relationship with creation, but as a specific story of God’s relationship with his covenant people, Israel. Abingdon Press. Coming in October. 9781426793042. $34.99; Cokesbury Price $23.49


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Illustrated Stories from the Old Testament Frédéric Boyer; illustrated by Serge Bloch; translated by Cole Swensen


TESTAMENT: A Translation

David Bentley Hart

From one of our most celebrated writers on religion comes this fresh, bold, and unsettling new translation of the New Testament. Yale University Press. Coming in October.

From Genesis to the Book of Daniel, this volume recounts 35 stories from the Old Testament in a modern and inviting way, combining spirited illustrations with spare, eloquent prose. 9780300186093. Hardcover. Chronicle Books. Coming in October. $35.00; Cokesbury Price $24.79 9781452165936. $40.00; Cokesbury Price $26.49 | 800.672.1789

NEW THE GREAT SHIFT: Encountering God in the Biblical Era James Kugel

Tells the story of a revolution in human consciousness and the enchantment of everyday life. This book will make believers and seekers think differently not just about the Bible, but about the entire history of the human imagination. Houghton Mifflin. 9780544520554. Hardcover. $30.00; Cokesbury Price $17.49 FB18

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S t u dy & T h e o l o gy Explore the enduring story of humanity’s first parents NEW THE RISE AND FALL OF ADAM AND EVE Stephen Greenblatt

Comprising only a few ancient verses, the story of Adam and Eve has served as a mirror in which we seem to glimpse the whole, long history of our fears and desires, as both a hymn to human responsibility and a dark fable about human wretchedness. Tracking the tale into the deep past, Greenblatt uncovers the tremendous theological, artistic, and cultural investment over centuries that made these fictional figures so profoundly resonant in the Jewish, Christian, and Muslim worlds and, finally, so very “real” to millions of people even in the present. With uncanny brilliance, Greenblatt explores the intensely personal engagement of Augustine, Durer, and Milton in this mammoth project of collective creation, while he also limns the diversity of the story’s offspring: rich allegory, vicious misogyny, deep moral insight, and some of the greatest triumphs of art and literature. The biblical origin story, Greenblatt argues, is a model for what the humanities still have to offer: not the scientific nature of things, but rather a deep encounter with problems that have gripped our species for as long as we can recall and that continue to fascinate and trouble us today. W. W. Norton & Company. 9780393240801. Hardcover. $27.95; Cokesbury Price $19.99



Over 500 Questions and Answers to Test Your Knowledge of the Good Book James Stuart Bell This dynamic collection of Bible questions and answers will help readers increase their Bible literacy and have fun at the same time. Sourcebooks. Coming in November. 9781492658238. $12.99; Cokesbury Price $9.49 FB18

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THE BOOK OF THE PEOPLE: How to Read the Bible A. N. Wilson

Charting his own relationship with the Bible over a lifetime of writing, Wilson argues that it remains relevant even in a largely secular society, as a philosophical work, a work of literature, and a cultural touchstone that the western world has answered to for nearly two thousand years. HarperCollins. 9780062433473. $15.99; Cokesbury Price $9.99

NEW THE EXODUS: How It Happened and Why It Matters Richard Elliott Friedman From a spectrum of disciplines, stateof-the-art archeological breakthroughs, and fresh discoveries within Scripture, Friedman brings real evidence of a historical basis for the Exodus—the history behind the story. The biblical account of millions fleeing Egypt may be an exaggeration, but the Exodus itself is not a myth. HarperCollins. 9780062565242. Hardcover. $27.99; Cokesbury Price $18.49

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Ecclesiology Amy Plantinga Pauw

Pauw argues that the liturgical season of Ordinary Time aptly symbolizes the church’s existence as God’s creature in this time between the times. She draws on the church seasons and the creation theology elaborated in Job, Proverbs, and Ecclesiastes to provide wisdom for daily life. Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing. 9780802871862. $20.00; Cokesbury Price $14.49


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History How one man changed the religious landscape of the world NEW MARTIN LUTHER: Rebel in an Age of Upheaval Heinz Schilling; translated by Rona Johnston Gordon No other German has shaped the history of early-modern Europe like Martin Luther. In this comprehensive and balanced biography, we see Luther as a rebel, but not as a lone hero; rather, as a soldier in a mighty struggle for the universal reform of Christianity and its role in the world. The foundation of Protestantism changed the religious landscape of Europe, and subsequently the world, but the author chooses to show Luther not simply as a reformer, but as an individual. In his study of the Wittenberg monk, Heinz Schilling, one of Germany’s leading social and political historians, gives the reader a rounded view of a difficult, contradictory character, who changed the world by virtue of his immense will. Oxford University Press. 9780198722816. Hardcover. $39.95; Cokesbury Price $28.79


Erasmus, Luther, and the Rupture of Europe Michael Massing Examines two of the greatest minds of European history whose heated rivalry gave rise to two enduring, fundamental, and often colliding traditions of philosophical and religious thought. HarperCollins. Coming January 2018. 9780060517601. Hardcover. $40.00; Cokesbury Price $28.99


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NEW REBEL IN THE RANKS: NEW THE MAKING OF Martin Luther, the Reformation, and the Conflicts That Continue to Shape Our World Brad S. Gregory

On the 500th anniversary of the Reformation comes this compelling, illuminating, and expansive religious history that examines the legacy of Martin Luther and his epochal movement that continues to shape the world today. HarperCollins. 9780062471178. Hardcover. $27.99; Cokesbury Price $17.99


Richard Rex

Lucidly argued and elegantly written, this splendid work of intellectual history renders Luther’s earthshaking, yet sometimes challenging, ideas accessible to a new generation of readers. Princeton University Press. Coming in October. 9780691155159. Hardcover. $27.95; Cokesbury Price $19.99 | 800.672.1789



Why Catholic Doctrine Is Not Unbiblical Matthew Levering; with a response by Kevin J. Vanhoozer

Considering Luther’s views on nine key biblical themes, Levering stresses that the Catholic stances on those issues is biblically defensible if we allow for the variety of biblically warranted modes of interpreting Scripture. Zondervan. 9780310530718. $16.99; Cokesbury Price $9.99 FB18

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History A brilliant and inspiring biography of one of the most influential men in modern history NEW MARTIN LUTHER: The Man Who Rediscovered God and Changed

the World Eric Metaxas

On All Hallow’s Eve in 1517, a young monk named Martin Luther posted a document he hoped would spark an academic debate, but that instead ignited a conflagration that would forever destroy the world he knew. Five hundred years after Luther’s now famous 95 Theses appeared, acclaimed biographer Eric Metaxas paints a startling portrait of the wild figure whose adamantine faith cracked the edifice of Western Christendom and dragged medieval Europe into the future. Written in riveting prose and impeccably researched, Martin Luther tells the searing tale of a humble man who, by bringing ugly truths to the highest seats of power, caused the explosion whose sound is still ringing in our ears. Luther’s monumental faith and courage gave birth to the ideals of faith, virtue, and freedom that today lie at the heart of all modern life. Penguin Books. Coming in October. 9781101980019. Hardcover. $30.00; Cokesbury Price $21.79

REFORMATION QUESTIONS, NEW MARTIN LUTHER: A Spiritual Biography REFORMATION ANSWERS: 95 Key Events, People, & Issues Donald K. McKim

In an easy Q&A format, this book highlights key facts, people, theologies, and legacies of the Protestant Reformation. Readers will better understand a critical moment in Christian history that still deeply affects who the church is today. Westminster John Knox Press. 9780664260606. $15.00; Cokesbury Price $10.99 FB18

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NEW 95: Ideas That Birthed


Herman Selderhuis

the Reformation Martin Luther

Reformer Martin Luther, a fascinating nonconformist, praised as a hero or criticized as a heretic throughout history, was first and foremost a man searching for God. Selderhuis uses Luther’s own words to help us see him as a man full of faith and full of faults, with a deep longing to live for God. Crossway Books. Coming in October.

Luther’s “95 Theses” was a series of statements expressing concern with corruption within the Church. For the 500th anniversary of the Reformation, each thesis is paired with an excerpt from one of Luther’s later works to explain the ideas and concepts that became the seeds of the Protestant Reformation. Whitaker House.

Martin Luther; translated by William R. Russell

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Selections from Martin Luther’s most evocative and provocative writings, freshly translated for the 21st century, which point to the enduring and flexible character of his central ideas. Penguin Books. 9780143107583. $16.00; Cokesbury Price $11.49


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and awaken and strengthen your faith through the Word of God

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“So, faith comes from listening, but it’s listening by means of Christ’s message.”

See p. 2 for details.

See p. 6 for details.

Romans 10:17, CEB

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