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Heaven?

The renegade gospel leads first to a revolutionary kingdom here on earth.

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Topical Studies .................................................... 30–31

Women’s Studies................................................... 8–14

Youth Studies ...................................................... 32–33

Spiritual Growth.................................................. 15–21

Conversation Starters .............................................. 34

Leadership ........................................................... 22–23

Faith & Culture Book Club ....................................... 35

Biblical Studies .................................................... 24–29

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Leader Guide 9781501887284

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author insights The cross, not the flag, should be at the center of Christian identity and worship. We as followers of the rebel Jesus are a kingdom people. The earliest Christian creed, Jesus is Lord, had lethal ramifications for those who accepted Jesus’ call to follow in the way of the cross.

DVD [CC] 6 videos; 10–12 min. each 9781501887444 $39.99; $31.99

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The good news of the Kingdom of God is here and now

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Welcome to the revolution, a revolution led by Jesus, who provided us with the vision of a kingdom worth dying for, making him the most radical revolutionary of all time. In Revolutionary Kingdom, we learn that to join this revolution…to be considered true disciples of Christ…we must exchange comfortable cultural worldviews and values for the radical requirements of living out the Kingdom in the here and now. It’s when we get serious about God’s call that we, too, live revolutionary, world-changing lives. Additional components for this six-week study include a DVD featuring author Mike Slaughter and a comprehensive Leader Guide. Abingdon Press. Coming in August. Book 9781501887260

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author insights Each week we’ll focus on one discipline or area of intentionally living the Christian life. We’ll look at what this looked like in the life and teachings of Jesus, and what it looks like in our lives. We’ll look at what it means to do this together in the church, and individually on our own daily.

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How do we walk with Christ—daily follow him, grow in him, and faithfully serve him? Join Adam Hamilton this Lent and Easter in The Walk and discover five essential spiritual practices rooted in Jesus’ own walk with God. In each chapter, Hamilton’s engaging teaching style will help you explore one of these practices—each of which is intended to be a part of our daily walk with Christ—its New Testament foundation, and its potential effect on our personal lives and our lives together as the church.

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author insights Christians have a robust understanding of grace and justice, but sometimes there is a holy tension when the two collide. Walking through the iconic story and musical, Les Misérables, helps us deepen our Christian calling to both understand our faith and live it out in the world.

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When Christians see Les Misérables, one of the longest running musicals in the world, it seems natural to make a connection between Jean Valjean and Jesus. Author Matt Rawle is a master of drawing parallels between church and pop culture. In the six-week Lenten study The Grace of Les Misérables, he compares Christ’s life with Jean Valjean’s quest for redemption in Les Misérables. Both were revolutionaries who shared a gospel of justice for those on the margins of life, and, in turn, a sacrificial life with the least of us all. Their examples show us how to rediscover and reinvigorate our Christian faith.

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about the study Intentional, altruistic acts of service are the most reliable sources of well-being. It is a principle Jesus lived out in his own life. While he was accused of much, he was never described as being grumpy or perpetually somber. Rather, he said, “I came to give life with joy and abundance” (John 10:10). DVD Video Study 6 videos. 9780310105732 $29.99; $22.99

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author insights Though surrender sometimes flies in the face of our instincts, hopes, and dreams, it’s never without benefit. A surrendered life includes the surprise of a true joy-filled existence in which trust is reasonable, reconciliation is possible, and relationships can heal.

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Walk alongside Grammy Award-winning artist, worship leader, and Bible study teacher Laura Story in her continuing journey of accepting God’s plan for her life and living it out in total surrender.

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Story’s husband was diagnosed with a brain tumor early in their marriage. In a moment their life plans changed drastically. After a struggle with infertility, Laura gave birth to three children, including twin boys, in three years’ time. Then a sonogram at 37 weeks revealed an unexpected issue with their fourth child. In this four-part study, Laura uses her story to show why surrender to God is important and how we can go about doing it. She shares how surrendering expectations is not a step-by-step process but a willful decision to wait on God, trusting that he and his word are true. Thomas Nelson. Coming in July. Book 9780785226291

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You simply cannot escape bad news. Even when you vow not to listen to the news or read the latest blog, somehow negative headlines find ways to seep into your life. Amid stories of natural disasters, violence, and conflict, we sometimes forget the most important news of all. In the women’s Bible study, Romans: Good News that Changes Everything, Melissa Spoelstra shows us that the gospel truths shared with the early church at Rome echo into our day, reminding us that we still have good news to embrace and to share with others. You’ll be spiritually renewed in this sixweek study and encouraged by the transforming Good News of the gospel regardless of what bad news you face.

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Sometimes it’s just plain hard to find the strength… the stamina…to get through the ups and downs of our daily lives. The prophet Elijah doubted and struggled just as we do, but he chose to believe God through it all, and he did extraordinary things. Learn how Elijah persevered in faith, including practical habits related to making decisions, caring for the soul, accepting circumstances, mentoring, and finishing well. As you study his life through a combination of study of Scripture with personal reflection, application, and prayer, you’ll grow in faith and develop spiritual stamina that will help you not only survive but thrive in every season. Abingdon Press. Participant Workbook 9781501838910 $16.99; $11.99 Leader Guide 9781501838934 $14.99; $10.99 DVD [CC] 6 videos; about 25 min each 9781501838958 $49.99; $44.99 Leader Kit (one each of above components) 9781501838965 $79.99; $57.99

author insights Even though life can be hard, wearing us down with all sorts of problems and pressures, the assurance that God loves us is what sustains us. His presence, purpose for our lives, and love give us stamina even when circumstances are

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Fierce Women of the Bible Who Changed the World Jennifer Cowart

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It’s become trendy to use the word “fierce” when describing women at the top of their game, but women have been fiercely changing the world for thousands of years. In fact, the Bible tells of many fierce female characters who made hard decisions, offered hope, boldly repented, shared their faith, and blessed those around them. Although some are less well known than others, these women can teach us how we, too, can live into our callings, honor the Lord, and even change the world through our courage, faithfulness, and obedience. Fierce, a six-week study for women, includes a Participant Workbook with devotional lessons for every week of study. A DVD and a Leader Guide are also available. Abingdon Press. Coming in September. Participant Workbook 9781501882906 $16.99; $12.99 Leader Guide 9781501882920 $14.99; $10.99 DVD [CC] 6 videos; approx. 20 min. each. 9781501882944 $49.99; $37.49 Leader Bundle (One each of above components) 9781501883026 $79.99; $59.99

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How many times have you dreaded an unexpected visitor when your home was untidy? If only we could throw all of life’s messiness under the bed or behind a closet door. At some point, our lives get messy. Illness, conflict, depression, divorce, job loss…it happens, and when it does, there’s nowhere to hide.

Every life gets messy at times. Sometimes

Thankfully, God loves us, despite our brokenness. In fact, some of the messiest people in the Bible— Rahab, the Prodigal Son, Josiah, Mary, David, and Daniel—were used by God in powerful ways. In this six-week Bible study for women, you’ll combine study of Scripture with personal reflection, application, and prayer as you take a closer look at the lives of these biblical heroes and learn that you don’t have to endure a messy life, you can actually thrive.

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about the study In Mark 12:30, Jesus answers a question asked by the teachers of the day. They wanted to know which commandment was the greatest, the most important. He said, “Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength” (NIV). In No More Holding Back, Kat Armstrong unpacks the four areas of how DVD Video Study 6 videos 9780310098980 $29.99; $22.99

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Through engaging and heartfelt biblical teaching, Kat offers a fresh perspective of encouragement that aligns with Scripture from beginning to end: “Don’t be afraid. Give me your everything.” Thomas Nelson. Coming in July. Book 9780785223467

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Minor characters never have top billing. But have you noticed how their roles can be key to the purpose of the story? It’s the same in the Bible. The very characters who are mere blips on the biblical radar screen have major lessons to teach us.

author insights Epaphras: Epaphras was Paul’s trusted friend, confident, and ministry partner. He’s only mentioned three times in Scripture, but...Paul is very intentional to tell us the intensity Epaphras brought to praying—that he was ‘always wrestling’ (Colossians 4:12).

As you journey through Footnotes, a unique study for women by Julie Lyles Carr, you’ll be inspired by the backstories of some lesser-known people of faith. This short, four-week DVD study is ideal for in-between times and the Participant Workbook with group session guide, discussion questions, and leader helps makes the study accessible and approachable. Abingdon Press. Coming in August. Participant Workbook with Leader Helps 9781501888540 $14.99; $10.99 DVD [CC] 4 videos; 20 min. each 9781501888564 $44.99; $33.79 Leader Bundle (One each of above components) 9781501888618 $59.99; $45.99

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Silver and gold are precious metals indeed, but when you hear the word “platinum,” don’t you think of something that is even more brilliant and of even greater worth? Michelle Medlock Adams and Bethany Jett explore the qualities of this “magic metal” and show how they can apply to your life and help deepen your walk of faith. Each chapter explores a platinum property (valuable, rare, unreactive, and useful), focusing on how it relates to a woman’s faith walk. You’ll learn to understand your worth and to believe in God’s live-giving Word and plan for you. Platinum Faith can be used as a standalone book but includes journaling and leader helps for group study as well. Abingdon Press. Coming in October. 9781501890727

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As women, we try so hard to make things run smoothly, but very few of us have lived a life without an unexpected turn. So when something doesn’t go as planned, we’re left feeling especially hurt and even stuck when trying to move forward. In The Bathsheba Battle, Natalie Chambers Snapp shows us how much we have in common with one of the most misunderstood women in the Bible, Bathsheba. Despite unforeseen and tragic circumstances beyond her control, there are glimmers of hope in her story. By studying her life, you’ll find healing from your own painful past and hope for living fully as God intends. Includes discussion questions. Abingdon Press. Coming in September. 9781501890802

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You know you’re supposed to “let go and let God,” and you’ve tried. But what’s taking so long? Why isn’t God answering your prayers? No wonder you feel like taking matters into your own hands. In I’m Waiting, God, a four-week Bible study for women, Barb Roose invites us to explore the stories of women in the Bible who had to wait for God—women like Hannah, Ruth, Tamar, and the unnamed woman who suffered for over a decade with a painful medical condition. If you feel anxious, angry, discouraged, or depressed because God isn’t giving you what you want, their stories will breathe fresh hope into your life and offer you practical next steps in your time of waiting. In addition to the Participant Workbook with leader helps, a DVD is available for this study. Abingdon Press. Coming in September.

about the study Waiting on God challenges our faith when the bills are stacking up, our families are falling apart, or our dreams feel like they won’t come true. We know that God hears our prayers, but it’s hard when the clock is

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ticking yet God hasn’t shown us the answer.

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Imagine waking up every single day convinced that the 24 hours ahead of you are a precious gift to be used wisely. How would you let go of the things that keep you from experiencing abundant life and fulfilling the plans God has for you? In Determined, a women’s group study of Luke, you’ll learn that the answer is found in following the footsteps of Jesus…who was laser-focused on loving the world and who gave us a model for intentional living. By replicating this model, you can ensure you are living each day to the fullest and making a difference for God’s kingdom. It’s time to stop wandering and start living! Abingdon Press. Participant Workbook Leader Guide DVD [CC] 12 videos (2 per week); 2–10 min. each. Leader Bundle (One each of above components)

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We’re sometimes told that “mountaintop moments”—those times when we experience the power, love, and grace of God in a way that’s difficult to put into words—are not the stuff of every day. In Mountaintop Moments, Dr. Ed Robb associates these personal spiritual mountaintop moments with the mountains in the Old and New Testaments and the events related to these sacred places, showing us how their lessons can be woven into our everyday lives. Perfect for Christians at any stage of their spiritual journey, the book can be used as a stand-alone resource or combined with the DVD featuring Dr. Robb and a comprehensive Leader Guide for a six-week study.

about the author Dr. Ed Robb is Senior Pastor at The Woodlands United Methodist Church in Houston, Texas. Serving the church for

Abingdon Press. Coming in August.

more than thirty years, his vision and

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leadership have led the church to become one of the fastest growing churches in Methodism, with over 10,000 members.

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Imagine leaving everything you know, roaming through the unknown, going to a place you know nothing about to build a future. This is the story of Moses leading the Israelites out of Egypt. Although the lives we lead may not be of biblical proportion, sometimes we, too, find ourselves on the edge of the unknown, anxious and fearful to move forward. Let Go uses the story of the Exodus to lead us beyond fear and through our very own “wilderness” to a promising future. This three-part book may be used for individual study or can be combined with the online leader helps and video to make a great 3-session group study resource. Abingdon Press. Coming in June. 9781501879623

Called Hearing and Responding to God’s Voice Susan Robb

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Samuel, Esther, Jonah…they all lived pretty ordinary lives…until they didn’t. In Called, author Susan Robb shows us how God interrupts the lives of ordinary men and women, calling and empowering them to lives of service they never would have imagined on their own. And she shows us that the same God who called six of the Bible’s most iconic characters calls us, too, to bring hope and transformation to the world. Discover how to hear and respond to the unique call God is placing on your life in this six-week study. Additional components include a DVD and a comprehensive Leader Guide. Abingdon Press. 9781501879746 9781501879760 9781501879784

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We love stories. That’s why we go to movies, read books, and listen to friends recount an experience. That’s also why teachers use the technique of storytelling to make a difficult concept easier for us to process. Jesus told stories, or parables, for that very reason—and to help us understand how God wants us to live life. Sometimes, however, stories like the Good Samaritan and the Prodigal Son can be interpreted in more that one way. Even Bible scholars are divided on their meanings.

author insights Why do so many of Jesus’ teachings require his disciples to use their own imaginations, draw their own inferences, and make their own judgments? Why does Jesus so rarely tie the bow of learning for his followers like we expect modern teachers to do?

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In Stories Jesus Told, you’ll explore six of Jesus’ parables to learn how to read, interpret, and live them in your daily life. A DVD and Leader Guide are elements you can add to make a lively, sixweek group study. Abingdon Press. Coming in August. Book 9781501884153 $16.99; $11.49 Leader Guide 9781501884245 $14.99; $9.99 DVD [CC] 6 videos; 10–12 min. each. 9781501884177 $39.99; $31.99

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There is hope for you in hard times. Your story of hurt, heartache, and hopelessness has been heard, and God has a message for you: don’t give up, don’t lose hope. God is with you and will give you everything you need. It’s the same message God gave to Elijah when he was so alone he hid in a cave. And it’s the same message he gave to Elisha when he was surrounded by his enemies. In Hope for Hard Times you’ll discover how these two great, biblical prophets trusted God to find a way for them. Read these stories, pray, and listen as you receive encouragement and guidance for whatever you are facing today. Components for this 4-session study include the book and a Leader Guide. Abingdon Press. 9781501881381 9781501881404 FG19

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about the study Trusted pastor and best-selling author Adam Hamilton draws on the latest research, therapeutic insights, biblical principles, and personal experience to untangle the knots of fear and truly embrace Jesus’ recurring counsel to his followers: “Do not be afraid.”

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Living Unafraid Lessons on Hope from 31 of the Bible’s Most-Loved Stories Adam Hamilton Trusteed pastor and best-selling author Adam Hamilton has won a wide audience for 40-day devotional books based on his major hardcover releases. In the book, Unafraid, Pastor Hamilton drew on the latest research, therapeutic insights , biblical principles, and personal experience to untangle the knots of fear and truly embrace Jesus’ recurring counsel to his followers: “Do not be afraid.” In this appealing, highly practical little devotional book, he turns more pastoral, guiding readers in daily spiritual practice that will counter anxiety and fear. The five-week study based on the original book can help your small group learn to identify fears and discover practical steps for overcoming them...all in the light of Scripture and a faith that promises again and again that we can live with courage and hope. The Leader Kit includes five Unafraid hardcover books, one Leader Guide, and one DVD.

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He left everything to follow his teacher and possessed a passion that would change the world. That’s one way to describe Peter. Here’s another: poor, uneducated, quick-tempered, and full of doubts and fears. Doesn’t even sound like the same man. And that’s the point of Simon Peter, a six-week adult Bible study by Adam Hamilton. Peter was just an ordinary guy who heard and followed God’s extraordinary call. Discover how you, too, have special gifts, talents, and abilities that God can use to make a difference today. Abingdon Press.

author insights Peter was an ordinary fisherman who heard an extraordinary call.... He struggled with doubt and fear, but he left everything to follow his teacher. Jesus saw in him what others did not: a rock upon which to build his church.

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openly and honestly with questions people ask about other religions, including why we should believe the claims of Christianity over those other faiths. As part of the presentations, Hamilton interviews a religious leader from each tradition. He treats the world religions with great respect, recognizing

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closes by distilling the essential beliefs of

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Productivity isn’t just about getting more things done. It’s about getting the right things done—the things that count, make a difference, and move the world forward. In our current era of massive overload, this is harder than ever before. So how do you get more of the right things done without confusing mere activity for actual productivity? What’s Best Next offers a practical approach for improving productivity in all areas of life. By anchoring your understanding of productivity in God’s purposes and plan, this study gives you a practical approach for increasing your effectiveness in everything you do.

author insights ...productivity is not just about our own

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their community and all of society.

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FOMO: the fear of missing out. When a feeling of inadequacy becomes so universal that it gets its own label we are, indeed, missing out on something: our own authentic lives. Social media makes us yearn for the lives we assume others are already living. But rather than longing for and chasing after someone else’s life, what if you were to live your own with honesty and courage? In The Authenticity Challenge, you’re invited to embrace authenticity in three key areas of your life: vocation (the what), relationships (the who), and faith (the why). Take the 21-day challenge on your own or as part of a three-session small group study. Abingdon Press. 9781501882661 9781501882685

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The journey toward deeper faith and spiritual maturity is a lifelong pursuit, with plenty of bumps along the way. Inevitably, there comes a point when Christians—new believers and veterans in the faith alike—find themselves asking, “What do I do next? How do I stay motivated to grow deeper in my relationship with God when I feel complacent, intimidated, or confused? How can I get back on track when I hit a spiritual rut?” What’s Next? reveals four steps to spiritual maturity: knowing God, finding freedom, discovering purpose, and making a difference, showing how they are part of both a linear path and a cycle that Christians continue returning to at increasingly deeper levels as they grow. Accessible and clear, concise and profound, What’s Next? will guide you to a deeper and more intimate relationship with God and the joy that comes from the journey.

about the book Best-selling author and influential pastor Chris Hodges offers Christians a practical guide for what to do next to deepen their faith.

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The Jesus Challenge 21 Days of Loving God and Neighbor Justin LaRosa

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It may come as a surprise to many, but faithful churchgoers do not necessarily regularly support their church financially. The Generosity Challenge is a four-week group study that will appeal to those who are in the pews every Sunday, but who have not yet committed to monetary giving. The study offers a weekly reading accompanied by seven days of challenges in the forms of selfassessment, journaling, and prayer. After 28 days, members of the group study are encouraged to embrace a life-giving journey toward generosity and provided a road map on how to get there. The supplementary DVD sparks discussion and the leader helps in the back of the book allow anyone to lead the group. Abingdon Press. Coming in August.

about the study How can we help younger people of faith think about money, lifestyle, generosity and contentment from a faith perspective? This study helps participants to consider

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personal faith and finance outside of a typical church stewardship campaign.

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Millennials increasingly find meaning and purpose outside the church. Caught between hope and fear, they leave the church with their values of personal transformation, purpose, community, spirituality, social transformation and ecological awareness. Ironically the church often holds the same values. Drawing on the wisdom of the prophetic Book of Joel, this book empowers pastoral leaders to envision a spiritual community that welcomes millennials, introduces them to a compassionate God who restores and indwells, reflects on God’s judgment through the lens of accountability, and supports and encourages them to be a blessing to others. Includes a sermon outline and material for adult study groups. Abingdon Press. 9781501839139 9781501839153

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

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Tolerate one another. Wait. Isn’t that supposed to be love one another? It’s one thing to genuinely love people who are more or less the same as we are, but what about those who are not only strangers, but people who live completely different lives? Reliable spiritual guide Will Willimon invites you to look more closely at the gospel’s command to love— because to genuinely love those considered to be “Other” may be the hardest thing for people of faith to do. Abingdon Press. 9781501824753 9781501857300 9781501857249

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It’s hard to compete against money’s influence in our society…and on your congregation. As a pastor, not only must you continually remind yourself to trust in God’s promises instead of falling for money’s false assurances; you must also lead your church to do the same. God vs. Money offers practical, up-to-date, expert advice on how to face this challenge.

praise for the book ...sobering in its analysis of our culture’s obsession with money, and inspiring in its description of the spiritual power of generosity.

New study resources help you apply key principles from Christopher’s original book. Perfect for leaders who are responsible for capital campaigns, budgets, stewardship, planned giving and other financial matters, especially as you prepare for your yearly giving campaign. Abingdon Press. Coming in August. Participant Guide 9781501891571 $12.99; $8.79 DVD [CC] 6 videos 9781501891595 $39.99; $31.99

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As disciples, we are called not only to learn, but to put our learning into action. Developed and launched by the authors at Morning Star United Methodist Church, St. Louis, Missouri, this study shows church leaders how to create a discipleship pathway which leads to a church full of deeply committed disciples. The Participant Book—a powerful small-group companion to the original book that can also stand alone—focuses on the work leaders must do to equip disciples to embark on a successful pathway to discipleship. It focuses on tangible ways each of us, no matter where we are on our spiritual journey, can intentionally take steps and strides closer to Jesus. Perfect for small groups, Sunday school classes, Celebrate Recovery groups, and any Christian community wanting to help people grow as disciples of Jesus. Abingdon Press. 9781501849220 9781501876257

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Breakthrough Prayer, proven to be extremely effective for personal spiritual renewal, can have a significant impact on leadership teams as well. In Ultimate Reliance, you’ll learn how adding this prayer initiative to church leadership groups can transform routine administrative work into a God-led spiritual adventure. This powerful five-week study includes discussion questions, application ideas, and a prayer practice for each chapter, plus five streaming video sessions and an intro video. Ideal for the church council, board, leadership team, small group, or entire congregation—wherever Christians long to make prayer the ultimate foundation for everything else. Abingdon Press. 9781501870934 9781501887529

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Have you ever wondered what you were meant to do? What your purpose is? How can you answer God’s call on your life? Deepen your understanding of what it means to be called by God with the events, miracles, and practical applications in the Gospel of John. This DVD-based Bible study covers 12 passages from the book of John that will deepen your understanding of identity, calling, and God’s purpose for you. Packed with leader tips, discussion questions, practical applications, and prayer points, this DVD study can be led by anyone. Sessions are taught by six Bible professors with specialized areas of knowledge who each emphasize three areas that will deepen your experience of Jesus and the Bible: historical and cultural background; a close, engaging look at the biblical text and its meaning; and accurate, encouraging, and challenging applications to life today. The Participant Guide includes photos, maps, additional information, and a five-day personal Bible study guide after each lesson. Perfect for individual study, small groups, churches, homeschools, and more.

different. Called you to love. Called you to restore. Equip members of your small group to answer the call of God on their life with this incredible 12-session Bible study. Hear truth from those who spend their life investigating the meaning of the Bible and are excited to bring the fruits of their knowledge and life experience to you.

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Although many Christians find the Book of Revelation to be full of great beauty and comfort, others find this part of the Bible bizarre, bewildering, and sometimes frightening. Metzger provides one of the most important and trustworthy guides of Revelation, and now it includes findings from the most current biblical research. In this revised edition, you’ll still find Metzger’s rich content and insights presented in his approachable, non-academic style, but now with additional teaching from New Testament scholar David deSilva. Use this book as a stand-alone resource or as part of a six-week group study with the Leader Guide and DVD. Abingdon Press. 9781501881503 9781501881527 9781501881541

The Gospel According to Leviticus Finding God’s Love in God’s Law David Kalas

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The Deeper Connections series is unique. Unlike any other Bible study available, this visually stunning DVD series is written and taught by biblical experts, six professors with specialized areas of knowledge. Don’t let the word deeper scare you. These engaging and accessible studies are for everyone who wants to deepen their understanding of God’s Word and apply it more faithfully and effectively. In fact, a full one-third of each study is centered on modern application of Jesus’ life and teachings. Rose Publishing. Prayers of Jesus 9781628627695 9781628627688

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Parables of Jesus 9781628627657 Participant’s Guide $9.99; $5.49 9781628627640 DVD $29.99; $14.99 Forgiveness of Jesus 9781628624410 Participant’s Guide $9.99; $8.49 9781628624403 DVD $29.99; $23.99 Last Days of Jesus 9781628624335 Participant’s Guide $9.99; $6.99 9781628624328 DVD $29.99; $23.99 Miracles of Jesus 9781628624311 Participant’s Guide $9.99; $8.49 9781628624304 DVD $29.99; $24.99 Life of Jesus 9781628624458 9781628624441

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See how everything in the Gospels reveals Jesus as the divine Messiah, Savior, Servant, Healer, and Risen Lord. With hundreds of pictures, charts, and timelines, this user-friendly introduction to the four Gospels helps you explore over 150 key people, places, and stories in the life of Jesus. Add depth to any Bible study with in-depth summaries of how the Gospels were written, the key people and events in each of the four books, why you can trust them, how Jesus fulfilled prophecies of the Old Testament, and much more. Unlike commentaries, this guide is packed with maps, timelines, and side-by-side charts which show key information on all 4 gospels at a glance. From an introduction to Jewish and Greco-Roman life to a who’s who of over 50 key people, get a condensed and thorough overview on the four Gospels. Rose Publishing. Coming in August. 9781628628111 FG19

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The Risen Christ Jesus’ Final Words on Earth Bill Weimer

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Jesus’ words from the cross are not Jesus’ last words on earth. Jesus appeared to his fearful and questioning disciples, encouraged them, and gave them his final instructions after his resurrection. In various settings and at different times, Jesus interacted with many of his followers to show them he was alive. His postresurrection dialogues with these women and men truly are Jesus’ last words! In this eight-session LifeGuide Bible study, you will meet the risen Jesus Christ and hear his words. May he encounter you in your life situations, encourage your faith and trust in him, and excite you about engaging others in discussions about Jesus. InterVarsity Press. 9780830831166

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Short Stories by Jesus The Enigmatic Parables of a Controversial Rabbi Amy-Jill Levine

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Fast Track Remember Who You Are Richard B. Wilke, Julia K. Wilke, Susan Wilke Fuquay, and Elaine Friedrich

Examines the connection between memory and identity as the people of God. Participants will find common themes including calls to remember, calls to repent, calls for renewal, and calls for community. Additional Planning Kit contents include a USB flash drive containing maps, timelines, and articles, and a messenger bag. The Prophets Study Manual 9781501859519 $15.99 The Letters of Paul Study Manual 9781501859533 $15.99 Leader Guide 9781501859557 $21.99 DVD [CC] 24 weekly videos; 3–5 min. each. 9781501859502 $99.99 Planning Kit 9781501859571 $199.99

Fast Track Into the Word, Into the World Richard B. Wilke, Julia K. Wilke, Susan Wilke Fuquay, and Elaine Friedrich

Help your disciples hear God’s voice through studying the Scriptures, so they can go into the world as faithful witnesses and be of service to the world. For the first 12 weeks, they will study Genesis–Exodus, and then Luke–Acts for 12 weeks. Additional Planning Kit contents include a CEB Bible Dictionary, and The Abingdon Introduction to the Bible. Genesis–Exodus Study Manual 9781501845895 $15.99 Luke–Acts Study Manual 9781501845918 $15.99 Leader Guide 9781501845932 $21.99 DVD [CC] 24 weekly videos; 3–5 min. each 9781501845888 $99.99 Planning Kit 9781501845956 $199.99 FG19

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Fast Track Becoming Disciples Through Bible Study Susan Wilke Fuquay, Richard B. Wilke, and Julia K. Wilke

Participants will seek to have a better understanding of God’s Word and live that out in their daily lives as they immerse themselves in a study of the entire Bible—the Old Testament and New Testament—each in 12 weeks. A brief, illustrated review video enables participants to recall important facts and ideas; lively and engaging video presenters then offer insights into the current week’s session. Participants can take a spiritual gifts assessment and determine meaningful ways they can serve and live out their discipleship commitment. They also have opportunities for celebrations marking their completion of the Old and New Testament components of Disciple Fast Track. Additional Planning Kit contents include a CEB Study Bible and a messenger bag. Old Testament Study Manual (with Justin Coleman) 9781501821318 $15.99 New Testament Study Manual (with Jessica LaGrone) 9781501821332 $15.99 Leader Guide 9781501821356 $21.99 DVD [CC] 24 videos; 5–7 min. each (with Justin Coleman and Jessica LaGrone) 9781501821301 $99.99 Planning Kit 9781501831829 $199.99

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BIBLICAL STUDIES NEW Coming in June. (pictured at left)

Minor Prophets Gene M. Tucker

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Genesis Walter Harrelson

9781501848315 Participant Bk. 9781501848322 **Lg. Print Part. Bk. 9781501848377 Leader Guide

Exodus, Leviticus Keith Schoville

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Numbers, Deuteronomy Wayne Barr

9781501855467 Participant Bk. 9781501855474 Lg. Print Part. Bk. 9781501855498 Leader Guide

NEW Coming in June. Ezekiel, Daniel Linda B. Hinton

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Joshua, Judges, Ruth Ray Newell

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1–2 Samuel Frank Johnson

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The revision of the Abingdon classic Genesis to Revelation Series is a comprehensive, verse-by-verse, book-by-book study of the Bible based on the NIV. These studies help readers strengthen their understanding and appreciation of the Bible by enabling them to engage the Scripture on three levels: • What does the Bible say? Questions to consider while reading the passage for each session. • What does the passage mean? Unpacks key verses in the selected passage. • How does the Scripture relate to my life? Provides major ideas that have meaning for our lives today. The meaning of the selected passages is made clear by considering such aspects as ancient customs, locations of places, and the meanings of words. The simple format makes the study easy to use. Includes maps and glossary with key pronunciation helps.

9781501855566 Participant Bk. 9781501855573 Lg. Print Part. Bk. 9781501855597 Leader Guide

Ezra, Nehemiah. Esther Brady Whitehead

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Proverbs, Ecclesiastes, Song of Songs James Crenshaw

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Mark Orion N. Hutchinson

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Luke Horace R. Weaver

9781501855061 Participant Bk. 9781501855078 Lg. Print Part. Bk. 9781501855092 Leader Guide

John Woodrow A. Geier

9781501848568 Participant Bk. 9781501848575 Lg. Print Part. Bk. 9781501848599 Leader Guide

Acts James E. Sargent

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Romans Robert Jewett

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1 & 2 Corinthians, Galatians, Ephesians Edward P. Blair

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Philippians, Colossians, 1 & 2 Thessalonians, 1 & 2 Timothy, Titus, Philemon Van Bogard Dunn

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Hebrews, James, 1 & 2 Peter, 1, 2, & 3 John, Jude Keith Schoville 9781501855368 Participant Bk. 9781501855375 Lg. Print Part. Bk. 9781501855399 Leader Guide

Revelation C. M. Kempton Hewitt

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Psalms John C. Holbert

Updates include new cover and interior designs, leader guide per matching participant book (rather than multiple volumes in one book), updated to 2011 revision of the New International Version Translation (NIV), updated references to New Interpreter’s Dictionary of the Bible, biblical chapters on the contents page beside session lesson titles for at-a-glance overview of biblical structure, and larger divisions within the contents page to reflect macro-structure of each biblical book. Participant Books, $12.99; $9.99 Large-Print Participant Books, $13.99; $10.99 (Except where noted with 1 asterisk (*), $13.99; $12.79; or 2 asterisks (**) $13.99; $7.99) Leader Guides, $13.99; $10.99

Job Robin M. Van L. Maas

Matthew Robert E. Luccock

Jeremiah, Lamentations Barbara P. Ferguson

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Isaiah Lloyd Bailey

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Learning to become more like Christ

Galatians

Paul reaffirms that we can only live right with God by faith. 12 lessons. 9780891095620

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Ecclesiates

Shows how seeking satisfaction through pleasure, work, or intellect is fruitless but that a God-centered life is fulfilling. 8 lessons. 9781615217359

Romans

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The Apostle Paul asks what Jesus’ life, death, and resurrection means for us. 20 lessons.

Daniel

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Ezra & Nehemiah

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The story of God’s chosen people and their cycle of sin, rebellion, and repentance. 12 lessons. 9781615217663

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Minor Prophets 1

Explores Hosea, Joel, Amos, Obadiah, Jonah, and Micah. 12 lessons. 9781612910765

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Like a good love song, the Song of Solomon veils itself with layers of meaning. Whatever layers you uncover, it will draw you closer to the love you were made for. 8 lessons. 9781615217670

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Daniel the prayer warrior shows how God’s perspective can give us a new vision. 12 lessons. 9781615211203

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Jerusalem was a shambles. Nehemiah and Ezra helped their city rediscover God’s presence. 8 lessons. 9781615217281

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John’s visions unveil what will happen in the end and call us to remain faithful. 15 lessons. $12.99; $9.99

Isaiah

Isaiah’s name means “the Lord is salvation.” Learn about the message he preached for more than 40 years. 18 lessons. 9780891091110

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Christians have a lifelong goal: to become like Christ. This involves change, and change isn’t always easy. But the more you know of God’s purposes for you, the more you can experience joy and participate in God’s plan. The LifeChange Series of Bible studies on books of the Bible can help you grow in Christlikeness through a lifechanging encounter with God’s Word. Each LifeChange study helps you: • Understand the book’s historical context, purpose, structure, and meaning • Apply its powerful, relevant wisdom to current needs and issues • Acquire personal study skills and a thirst to go deeper into the Bible’s life-transforming truths. Each study also includes study aids and discussion questions. NavPress.

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1 & 2 Kings

Follows the chronological events of Israel’s eventual downfall while teaching valuable lessons about God’s will and character. 8 lessons. 9781615216413

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New, dynamic pastoral counseling tools now available from Abingdon Press Are you ready when a member comes to you in crisis? Out of the Depths is a series of brief booklets that you can keep on hand to give parishioners encouragement and support in difficult times. Each 64-page booklet includes 30 short devotions designed to bring healing and comfort the reader with sound biblical truths. Each Edition $5.99; $3.99

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what this study does • Creates a trusted environment for small groups • Helps you engage in a respectful conversation about local and worldwide issues • As group members express their thoughts, they grow closer to one another and the community and build lasting relationships

Turning conflict into community

• Ultimately, it creates a space to turn conflict into community

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NEW Coming in July. Dialogues On Race

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YOUTH STUDIES Confirm Your Faith. Your Commitment. God’s Call.

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Confirm treats confirmation as more than a decision—it is the beginning of a conversation about what it means to be a Christian. You’ll find practical help for nurturing sustainable faith in teenagers in a way that values their faith formation process. Confirm is flexible, adaptable, scalable, and engages adult participation. It’s an easy-to-follow and fully customizable program that can be used in any church setting and with a wide variety of schedules. You have the option to schedule your lesson choices and the tools to organize your own confirmation program over the course of a school year, a 3-year span, or in any way that meets your needs—without buying additional content. Confirm provides students with the basic beliefs of a theologically sound, United Methodist faith while engaging them in creative and thought-provoking activities to help them internalize what they’ve learned. Confirm also embraces the importance of community in the journey of faith development. Cokesbury.

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This mentor-based confirmation program E S SI O N S pairs confirmands with adult mentors and guides them through a variety of learning experiences that will strengthen the student’s understanding of the faith while connecting him or her with the community of believers in a personal way. It can be used as a stand-alone program, or in conjunction with your current curriculum as a special experiential unit. Abingdon Press. S

While teenagers may have a basic understanding of what it means to be Christian, they still need help developing, deepening, and strengthening their faith. Affirm was written with that challenge in mind. This six-week discipleship resource provides a flipped classroom experience, enabling teens to articulate what they believe and why, helping them see how faith can be practiced in their everyday lives. Youth leaders will find everything they need to guide their teens through a transition in their faith journey, including tools to help enlist the support of parents and the entire church family.

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Includes introductions, articles, and activities for each book of the Bible written by biblical scholars who also have experience in youth ministry, plus prayers written by teens. With a presentation page, 16 pages of confirmation-related, and official United Methodist materials, including a brief historical statement, selections from the Articles of Religion, the Social Creed, and the membership covenant. Common English Bible.

Director Guide $19.99 Teaching Plans $39.99; $34.99 Student Guide $12.99 Parent Guide $8.99 Mentor Guide $10.99 DVD [CC] 18 videos, 2–3 min. each $39.99 Starter Kit (1 each of listed components) $129.99

Affirm God’s Call/The World’s Need/Your Purpose Sara Galyon, Jen Bradbury, and Audrey Elizabeth Wilder

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The CEB Student Bible for United Methodist Confirmation

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We recognize the challenges churches face in transitioning teens from middle school to high school and engaging high school teens in deeper, lasting faith formation. Made up of five 4-week studies, Canvas will captivate your students as they experience and explore the theological beliefs and foundational concepts that ground their faith.

Canvas Series David A. deSilva, Natalya Cherry, James Keat

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We want all of our high school youth to be beautiful portraits of faith in God’s love. But teenagers? They want to express themselves their way. So, let them. Canvas, a collection of five four-week youth studies, is designed to empower students to lead the lessons themselves, which will not only draw students to learn about theological beliefs, foundational concepts, and their own faith, but will give them an opportunity to practice service and teaching others. By working together to learn from history, tradition, and the Bible, students will uncover a portrait of God that will be an inspirational foundation to their own journey. Flexible to use as a continuation of confirmation, a small group resource, or student leadership resource, Canvas will inspire your students to paint the picture of their faith. Abingdon Press. A Portrait of Grace. Explore the awesome gift of grace that God offers us even when we don’t deserve it. 9781501859175 Student Guide $9.99; $7.99 9781501859182 Leader Guide $12.99; $9.99 A Portrait of Humanity. Delve into the complexities of human nature and our relationship to God. 9781501859472 Student Guide $9.99; $7.99 9781501859489 Leader Guide $12.99; $9.99 A Portrait of Jesus. Dive into what the early church had to say about who Jesus was. 9781501859304 Student Guide $9.99; $7.99 9781501859311 Leader Guide $12.99; $9.99 A Portrait of The Holy Spirit. The Holy Spirit is often kit misunderstood—students will learn its important role. 9781501859441 Student Guide $9.99; $6.49 cd dvd cd dvd 9781501859458 Leader Guide $12.99; $9.99

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Explore current topics with younger & older teens LinC (Living in Christ) Youth Connecting Faith & Life LinC contains Bible-based topical lessons on current issues that matter most to teens. Each week you’ll receive this fresh, timely eCurriculum through email subscription or individual download. LinC can also be used on your electronic device.

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Girl Be Brave 100 Days to Chart Your Course Cheryl Hale

Three simple words were all it took to help Cheryl Hale push through her fear and chart a course for her life. Of course, these weren’t just any words. Her grandmother wrote them in a note to her mother…a note Cheryl found tucked into the back of her grandmother’s Bible. Girl Be Brave: 100 Days to Chart Your Course includes 100 reflections inspired by Hale’s grandmother’s note. You’ll be encouraged to embrace the plan God has for you, to face your fears, and to discover that you are braver than you ever thought possible. This book comes in a beautiful case wrapped with a ribbon, making it perfect for gift-giving. Abingdon Press. Coming in September. 9781501885402

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The Beginning of Difference Discovering Identity in God’s Diverse World Theodore Hiebert

Difference can enrich us or tear us apart. Difference can make our lives stronger, fuller, and richer or it can destroy them. Therefore, how we engage difference matters. In The Beginning of Difference, author Theodore Hiebert re-examines the Bible’s stories explaining difference and its beginnings in the book of Genesis. The stories show us that recognizing difference is God’s intention for the world, providing us with constructive resources of living with difference today. Great for use as an adult small group study encompassing racism, xenophobia, and economic struggles, the book is also suitable as a textbook for religion classes in multiculturalism, post-colonial interpretation, and global Christianity. Abingdon Press. Coming in November. 9781501871023

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Broken We Kneel, Second Edition Reflections on Faith and Citizenship Diana Butler Bass

More timely than ever in the current political climate with a new introduction, foreword, and concluding chapter. Born in the tumultuous aftermath of 9/11 and now a spiritual classic, the book draws on both her personal experience and her knowledge of religious history. Bass looks at Christian identity, patriotism, citizenship, and congregational life in an attempt to answer the central question that so many are struggling with today: “To whom do Christians owe deepest allegiance? God or country?” Church Publications. Coming in October. 9781640651012

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Holy Envy Finding God in the Faith of Others Barbara Brown Taylor

The renowned and beloved Christian preacher and New York Times best-selling author of An Altar in the World recounts her moving discoveries of finding the sacred in unexpected places while teaching a college course on the world’s religions to undergraduates in Baptist-saturated rural Georgia, revealing how God delights in confounding our expectations. Throughout Holy Envy, Barbara weaves together stories from her classroom with reflections on how her own spiritual journey has been challenged and renewed by connecting with people of other traditions—and by meeting God in her communion with them. At the heart of her odyssey is her trust in God and knowledge that God is always with her. HarperOne. 9780062406569

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Finding Our Way Home in an Age of Anxiety Henri J. M. Nouwen

The best-selling author of The Return of the Prodigal Son offers a compelling case for why Christianity is still relevant, beautiful, intelligent and necessary in the modern world. The book is about Christian discipleship and consists of two parts. Part I is about why we might choose to follow Jesus. With so many choices available to the twenty-first century person, especially the more popular path of secularism, Henri Nouwen lays out, in his characteristically “stripped to the essential” manner, the challenge and reward of choosing the way of Jesus. Part II consists of Henri Nouwen’s suggested spiritual practices to help keep us on the “narrow road.” Convergent Books. Coming in September. 9781101906392

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The Universal Christ How a Forgotten Reality Can Change Everything We See, Hope For, and Believe Richard Rohr

In his decades as a globally recognized teacher, Rohr has helped hundreds of thousands realize what is at stake in matters of faith. Yet Fr. Rohr has never written on the most perennially talked about topic in Christianity: Jesus Christ. Too often, declares Rohr, our understandings have been held captive by culture, nationalism, and Christianity itself. Drawing on history, theology, and psychology, Rohr articulates an exhilarating and ultimately more sensible view of Jesus Christ as a portrait, so to speak, of how God works. Fans of Rohr’s earlier works will find here a synthesis that reveals the broadest, most hopeful vision for humanity imaginable. Convergent Books. 9781524762094

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America’s Original Sin Racism, White Privilege, and the Bridge to a New America Jim Wallis

America’s problem with race has deep roots, says best-selling author and leading Christian activist Jim Wallis. In America’s Original Sin, Wallis offers a prophetic and deeply personal call to action in overcoming the racism so ingrained in American society. He speaks candidly to Christians— particularly white Christians—urging them to cross a new bridge toward racial justice and healing. Brazos Press. 9781587434006 $17.99; $12.99 Reader’s Guide PDF Download 556524 FREE

Jesus and the Disinherited Howard Thurman

In this classic theological treatise, the acclaimed theologian and religious leader Howard Thurman (1900-1981) demonstrates how the gospel may be read as a manual of resistance for the poor and disenfranchised. Jesus is a partner in the pain of the oppressed and the example of his life offers a solution to ending the descent into moral nihilism and hatred. Through self-love and love of one another God’s justice will prevail. Beacon Press. 9780807010297 $16.00; $12.79 Reader’s Guide PDF Download 556535 FREE

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The Cross and the Lynching Tree James H. Cone

The cross and the lynching tree are the two most emotionally charged symbols in the history of the African American community. In this powerful new work, theologian James H. Cone explores these symbols and their interconnection in the history and souls of black folk. Spanning social history, theology, and cultural studies, and the witness of black artists, writers, preachers, and fighters for justice, he contemplates how life can be made meaningful in the face of death and injustice. Orbis Books. 9781626980051 $25.00; $19.99 Reader’s Guide PDF Download 556569 FREE

The New Jim Crow Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness Michelle Alexander

The long-awaited paperback version of the overnight phenomenon that sparked a much-needed conversation. It’s no longer socially permissible to use race, explicitly, as a justification for discrimination, exclusion, and social contempt. Yet it is perfectly legal to discriminate against convicted criminals in nearly all the ways it was once legal to discriminate against African Americans. The New Press. 9781595586438 $19.95; $13.49 Reader’s Guide PDF Download 556583 FREE

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