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INSIDE CATALOG Hospitality .............................................................................3 Leadership Studies .......................................................4–5 Stewardship..................................................................... 6–7 Wesleyan ..........................................................................8–9 Church Leadership .............................10-11, back cover Leadership .....................................................................12-15 Church Growth ............................................................ 16–19 Study & Theology ....................................................20–23 Preaching ....................................................................24–30

Pastoral Care............................................................... 31–32 For the Pastor .................................................................. 33 Reference ........................................................................... 34 Calendars & Planners..................................................... 35 Worship............................................................................... 36 Subscription Ordering & Ministry Matters............. 37 Christian Education ........................................................ 37 Amplify......................................................................... 37–38 N. T. Wright Online Course ......................................... 39

Prices subject to change. For the most current pricing, call or visit Cokesbury.com. Unless otherwise noted, all books are paperbound. ebooks available for most books. Streaming videos available with select studies. Visit Cokesbury.com for more details. Amplify is a multimedia platform allowing churches large and small to discover, customize, and share diverse resources that encourage deeper discipleship and equip churches to pursue their mission with greater impact. See pages 37–38 to learn more. Speak with a Customer Care Representative at 800-672-1789. Fast and easy online ordering and Live Chat at Cokesbury.com. Approved by The Curriculum Resources Committee of The United Methodist General Board of Discipleship (Discipleship Ministries) for use in the Christian education ministry of The United Methodist Church. Automatic Supply Shipments: Look for the delivery truck icon. When you sign up for Cokesbury’s Automatic Shipping program, you’ll receive a 5% discount plus free shipping on orders of $35 or more! Eligible items only. Standard ground shipping, applies to the continental U.S. only. Programs and offers subject to change.

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Hospitality About the program

A new comprehensive program, developed by hospitality experts from The United Methodist Church of the Resurrection, promises to guide a local church in exactly what the program’s title implies: the artform of creating radical hospitality that infiltrates the heart and culture of the entire church. Complete with techniques and strategic planning throughout, The Art of Hospitality will effectively change how you do church, leaving guests surprised, delighted, and eager to return.

Create a culture of radical hospitality NEW

THE ART OF HOSPITALITY: A Practical Guide for a Ministry of Radical Welcome Yvonne Gentile and Debi Nixon

Welcoming guests as they enter your church and offering them free cups of coffee are fine practices…but not very compelling. The Art of Hospitality offers step-by-step actions that will help create a culture of radical hospitality in every area of your church—from pastors to staff to lay leaders and volunteers. Loaded with key principles and methods honed by hospitality experts Debi Nixon and Yvonne Gentile in their work at The Church of the Resurrection, this guide is designed to permeate your entire church with common language around the ministry of welcome, hospitality, visitor care, outreach connections, and membership. The program is made even more valuable with companion products including the Implementation Guide, the DVD, a Companion Book, and The Usher and Greeter Handbook. Abingdon Press. Coming in May.

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Companion Book. Three-chapter book for the congregation as a whole or small groups to coincide with a sermon series.

9781501898938. $14.99; $9.99

The Greeter And Usher Handbook: Creating A Ministry Of Welcome Yvonne Gentile A guide to usher and greeter responsibilities to use for training. 9781501898914. $9.99

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Leadership Studies Learn to live & walk a unique path as a disciple of Jesus NEW

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Each individual brings a unique set of skills and gifts to the mission field and therefore needs to understand what type of disciple he or she is. Similarly, no two churches are the same; each congregation has a unique mission field and needs an equally unique way to engage members in discipleship. With Gospel Discipleship, individuals and congregations learn how to engage in self-reflection, which can then help them define a path to discipleship that fits their context. The Participant Guide is designed to provide individuals with assessment tools to help them clarify their path…do they like to go on mission trips…do they thrive on learning from a great teacher…do they connect to God through painting and music? The Congregation Guide, a resource that functions as a program leader guide, helps assess and define discipleship paths for a church as a whole. The two guides provide the encouragement your church needs to step beyond the door and into the actual mission field. Abingdon Press. Coming in April.

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FOCUS: The Ultimate Strategic Planning Tool

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Make your church both welcoming and safe without making it seem like an armored fortress. This comprehensive, ministry-focused kit helps you recruit, train, and equip a safety and security team that both protects and serves your congregation. Be ready for anything—from a medical problem to a catastrophic active-shooter situation. Group Publishing.

This is not just another book of theories and opinions about what to do concerning the issues our denomination faces. It offers a way to move beyond discord by exploring how to come together around what matters most. Use as a standalone resource or as part of a six-week study. Abingdon Press.

The Ministry Approach

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Around What Matters Most Thomas J. Bickerton

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Breakthrough Prayer Practices for Leaders Sue Nilson Kibbey

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A revolutionary strategic-planningin-a-box experience for your church leadership team. Carefully designed to be self-facilitating, your team will go through a 6-hour “game-like” process with highly interactive exercises to create a 12–24 month master plan for moving your church forward. Bring Focus to your 1-day retreat—everything is included for a strategic planning session! Elemental Churches.

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Breakthrough prayer has proven to be effective for personal spiritual renewal and can also have an impact on the members of church leadership teams. This powerful, five-week study will strengthen your breakthrough prayer practices both collectively and individually. Abingdon Press. 9781501870934. Book. $17.99; $12.99 9781501887529. DVD. [CC] 5 videos + intro video; 4–15 min. each. $21.99

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Leadership Studies Find strength and purpose for a life of ministry NEW

EXTRAORDINARY MINISTRY IN ORDINARY TIME: An Invitation to Renewal

for Pastors James A. Harnish

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What energizes someone in pastoral ministry for the long haul? Holy days like Christmas, Easter, and Pentecost are the exception. Ordinary Time, the longest season of the Christian year, is where pastors spend most of their ministry. James Harnish invites pastors and other ministers to see Ordinary Time as a metaphor for the ordinary days of ministry. “Whether we thrive or merely survive depends on what we do with the ordinary days,” he writes. Harnish encourages ministers to develop spiritual disciplines and personal relationships to nourish their souls for long-term ministry. He highlights the importance of reflection on Scripture, spiritual reading, journaling, prayer, and spiritual conversation with trusted friends. This 6-week study focuses on themes Harnish found crucial in over four decades of ministry: power, people, places, proclamation, perseverance, and promise. Daily readings help readers develop their own customized practices of spiritual formation to sustain and strengthen their life and ministry. Upper Room Books.

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Sharing a Good Life with the Next Generation Jaco J. Hamman

As they face economic uncertainty; reduced career prospects; unceasing change; and civic, global, and ecological uncertainties, millennials increasingly find meaning and purpose outside the church. These resources are for pastoral leaders who want to welcome and encourage them. Abingdon Press. 9781501839139. Book. $19.99; $13.79 Additional study resources at Cokesbury.com.

JUST SAY YES! Unleashing People

for Ministry Robert Schnase

Pastors, laity, and staff sometimes squelch creative people who want to use their gifts to serve and lead. This book and study provide practical help for those who want to be more open to innovation and experimentation for the purposes of Christ. Abingdon Press.

9781426776137. Book. $15.99; $9.99 9781501825286. Participant Workbook. with Angela Olsen. $10.99; $2.99 Additional study resources at Cokesbury.com.

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GET THEIR NAME: Grow Your Church by Building E SS N S IO New Relationships Bob Farr, Doug Anderson, and Kay Kotan

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You want to share your faith, but don’t want to be pushy. Learn to talk about your faith in a way that feels natural and genuine. Study resources provide everything needed for a churchwide faith-sharing experience. Abingdon Press. 9781426759314. Book. $14.99; $10.99 9781501825453. Participant Workbook. $8.99; $6.99 Additional study resources at Cokesbury.com.

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Stewardship Stop falling for money’s false promises and trust in God’s promises

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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, including chapters on how to preach about giving, the theology of giving, and the importance of budgeting. Designed for long-time leaders as well as for those who are new to church leadership, this is an especially important resource to reference as you prepare for your yearly giving campaign. Study resources are also available to help you apply key principles from the book. Perfect for leaders who are responsible for capital campaigns, budgets, stewardship, and other financial matters. Abingdon Press.

9781501868115. Book. $16.99; $12.99 9781501891571. Participant. $12.99; $9.99 9781501891595. DVD. 6 sessions; 7–10 min. each. $39.99; $30.29

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This modern translation of Wesley’s This program built on Bishop Schnase’s money management philosophy, part Five Practices of Fruitful Congregations of a 4-week churchwide study, will helps leaders connect stewardship to our give everyone in your congregation— spiritual lives. Abingdon Press. children through adults—a new way 9781426728563. Program Guide w/ CD/ to think about money, not only during DVD Insert. $34.99; $18.99 your stewardship program, but for the Additional study resources at Cokesbury.com. rest of their lives. Abingdon Press. Also available: 9781426728556. Practicing Extravagant Generosity: Daily Readings on the Grace of Giving. $9.99; $7.99

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A tornado rips through your town leaving a swath of destruction. A flood forces people to climb onto roofs, waiting to be rescued. The public is gripped by the shocking footage…until a new headline gets their attention. Yet in the days, weeks, and months to follow, your community must face the aftermath associated with the trauma of disaster: business closings, loss of local industry, recession, high unemployment, and more. Growing Through Disaster shows faith communities how to come together to combat hopelessness and gain/regain financial strength. No matter the type of disaster, the authors’ vast experience in assisting communities through recovery can help lead your own community through the process of spirituallyrooted renewal and revitalization. There is a six-session group study to assist pastors and others in facilitating discussion and focus on recovery strategies. The study offers Scripture-based hope and encouragement as a way for people to process trauma together in a safe place. Abingdon Press.

9781501890918. $17.99; $13.49

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Learn the difference between “want” and “need.” Possessions can create an unbearable weight on our lives. Too much stuff affects our ability to serve and thrive. Explore what is required to sustain a vibrant life in this book and study. Perfect for a four-week stewardship campaign and small-group study. Abingdon Press. 9781501813405. Book. $14.99; $13.29 Additional study resources at Cokesbury.com.

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Enough invites you to rediscover the Bible’s wisdom when it comes to prudent financial practices. Experience contentment, overcome fear, and discover joy through simplicity and generosity. Abingdon Press.

9781501857881. Expanded Paperback. $14.99; $13.49 Additional study resources at Cokesbury.com.

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THE E-GIVING GUIDE FOR EVERY CHURCH:

Using Digital Tools to Grow Ministry Richard Rogers

We read Bible studies on a tablet, scan flat-screen monitors for class times, and swipe bar codes to record our presence at worship. Then why haven’t we embraced the idea of electronic giving and digital finance? This book focuses on key topics every church must address. Abingdon Press. 9781501822575. $12.99; $8.49

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Wesleyan Explore the Wesleyan understanding of salvation through grace NEW

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Salvation through grace. This was a central theme of John Wesley’s life and work. The Wesleyan Journey explores his understanding of the Holy Spirit’s transformational work in the life of a believer and invites readers to spend time every day exploring salvation through prayer, study, and reflection. Based on Wesley’s theology and the Bible’s teaching on what it means to be saved, this eight-week study will help readers consider anew God’s ever-present grace, the experience of acceptance, pardon, and forgiveness, and the lifelong journey to become more Christ-like. Abingdon Press.

9781501898389. Book. $16.99; $12.99 9781501898402. Pastor Guide. $12.99; $9.99

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TO METHODIST FRESH EXPRESSIONS

Michael Adam Beck with Jorge Acevedo A distinctive Wesleyan approach to the Fresh Expression movement, which strives to introduce people to Jesus, expand the kingdom, and revitalize churches. Wesleyans are reminded of their roots and congregations are shown how to bring the tradition into modern-day, yet local, contexts. Abingdon Press. Coming in May. 9781501899096. $17.99; $13.49

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CHRISTIANITY ACCORDING TO THE WESLEYS

The Harris Franklin Rall Lectures 1954, Delivered at Garrett Biblical Institute, Evanston, Illinois Franz Hildebrandt

This introduction to the theology of the Wesleys will be familiar to those who know Wesley, and will help convince others that they ought to know him. Based on a series of lectures delivered in 1954 in Garrett Chapel. Wipf & Stock. 9781532645136. Hardcover. $11.00; $7.99

WESLEYAN COMMUNITIES AND THE WORLD BEYOND CHRISTIANITY

SUBMITTING TO BE MORE VILE: The Illustrated Adventures of

Includes plenary papers from the thirteenth Oxford Institute of Methodist Theological Studies that illustrate Wesleyan and Methodist interaction with worlds beyond Christianity, including non-Christian peoples, governments, and nongovernmental organizations. The General Board Of Higher Education & Ministry.

Wesley Bros Comics proclaims the glad tidings of salvation—and other church matters—with online comics. Now, collected in printed form with new group-discussion guides, they’ll help readers learn a lot about church history, theology, and Methodist identity in a new and engaging way. Abingdon Press.

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John & Charles Wesley Charlie Baber

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Wesleyan A progressive declaration countering four dangerous trends NEW

ACTIVE FAITH: Resisting 4 Dangerous Ideologies with the Wesleyan Way

Paul W. Chilcote

Christians are invited to practice the way of Jesus by engaging in four formative practices representing central themes of the Wesleyan way: humility, hospitality, healing, and holiness. These four practices function as counterpoints to four growing dangers based on fear in the contemporary church and in society: Christian fundamentalism; Nationalism; Dispensationalism; Antinomianism. Each of the four chapters discusses the relationship of these practices to Scripture, identifying a signature biblical text or story related to each. They introduce the reader to a spiritual mentor who can help them understand and embrace the practice more fully. They describe contemporary forms of Christianity that distort or compromise our received faith tradition, directing their attention to a contemporary issue in which these distortions figure prominently and in which a progressive Wesleyan perspective offers an alternative vision of Christian authenticity. Finally, the chapters offer guidance showing how readers can engage in these practices on a very practical level. Abingdon Press.

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Wouldn’t it be fascinating to attend a Bible study led by John Wesley? This eight-week study is the next best thing. The Bible was central to Wesley’s faith and the Christian movement he founded. The authors use Wesley’s own words to address questions we still struggle with today. Abingdon Press.

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THE WORKS OF JOHN WESLEY, THE WESLEY VOLUME 17: Oxford Diaries CHALLENGE:

Richard P. Heitzenrater, editor

This edition of John Wesley’s diaries from his time at Oxford University annotates the names, places, events, travels, finances, readings, sermons, correspondence, music, spiritual growth, and academic activities before his journal was published. Abingdon Press.

9781501890932. Hardcover. $74.99; $54.99

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21 Days to a More Authentic Faith Chris Folmsbee

Experience God’s Love the Wesleyan Way Elaine A. Heath

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We need a process that helps us continuously renew our relationship with God. Based on The Wesley Covenant for Renewal, this book and study will show you how to reorder your life through prayer, searching Scripture, receiving the Lord’s Supper, fasting, and conferencing. Abingdon Press.

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Church Leadership Embody your Christian beliefs in every decision, every act of leadership NEW

EMBODY: Five Keys to Leading with Integrity Karoline M. Lewis

Do you cringe whenever you hear the term “business model” in a discussion about church? Do you feel trapped in systems where actions and decisions often seem to have little to do with the Scripture you read and the theology you profess? You’re not alone. Many leaders—younger ones, especially—are frustrated by this disconnect and want to embody their Christian beliefs in every decision and every act of ministry leadership. In Embody, author Karoline Lewis shows how leadership can be a direct line between what you believe and what you do, and offers instruction and guidance on how to make the “integration steps” necessary to become the embodied leader you desire to be. Abingdon Press. Coming in May. 9781501899423. $17.99; $13.49

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THE CHURCH GUIDE FOR CONNECTING FOR A CHANGE: LEADERSHIP DIRECTIONS MAKING DECISIONS TOGETHER How to Engage People, Churches, FROM MOSES: On the Way Terence Corkin and Julia Kuhn Wallace

When it comes to complex and divisive issues, a vital and healthy congregation yearns for a more collaborative, respectful, encouraging, engaging, and empowering process. Discover a step-by-step guide on how to create a new way of working together that draws on tried and tested processes, and advocates for a consensus-building approach. Abingdon Press. 9781501838071. $22.99; $20.79

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LEADING FROM HORSEBACK:

and Partners to Inspire Hope in Your Community Joseph W. Daniels Jr. & Christie Latona

to a Promised Land Olu Brown

Lost Lessons Every Church Leader Needs Jim Cowart

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When pastors, leaders, and laity in local churches emphasize Mission Strategy in conferences, regions, and neighborhoods, the sky’s the limit. Learn practical and systematic instruction on how to implement a Mission Strategy in your faith community. Abingdon Press.

When people leave the church it can be gut-wrenching for church leaders. Brown shares principles from the story of Moses to illustrate how to help others depart from the church gracefully without letting yourself or your congregation be upended when others choose to leave. Abingdon Press.

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Author and horse enthusiast Jim Cowart looks at the qualities needed to train and enjoy life with a horse— patience, partnership, communication, trust, and preparation, among others— and shows how those same qualities are essential to good ministry leaders. Abingdon Press.

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Church Leadership Make an impact on the lives of at-risk African American boys NEW

NOT FORSAKEN: Growing up Black, Male, and Christian in the Hood Chris McNair

Chris McNair leads Christ’s Children Ministries in Minneapolis, an organization that focuses on mentoring at-risk African American boys. Most of the boys in their circle of influence are children whose fathers are not at home and who are at risk of gang involvement, gun violence, school truancy, and poverty. His new book encapsulates principles Chris has gleaned from over thirty years of successful ministry in the inner city. It teaches how a youth worker may address social, emotional, physical and spiritual issues facing young black men. It is about building a relational ministry among black youth, centered on instilling a sense of identity in Christ, and it provides a study curriculum to use with the young men themselves. The video component, available on DVD and through amplifymedia.com, features leadership helps from Chris as well as stories from Chris’ graduates that may be used with youth in flexible and creative ways. Abingdon Press. Coming in August.

9781791000004. Leader Guide with Participant Helps. $19.99; $13.49

SIDELINE CHURCH: Bridging the Chasm between Churches and Cultures Thomas G. Bandy

Like spectators at a sporting event, established churches merely observe cultural change but do not participate in it. Bandy is concerned about churches who are unable or unwilling to bridge this gap and shares the key to change for churches that can and will cross the chasm: empathy…a true “heart burst” for someone other than yourself. Abingdon Press. 9781501871474. $19.99; $14.99

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ROOTS AND ROUTES: Calling, Ministry, and the Power of Place Randy G. Litchfield

Encourages pastors and ministry leaders, as well as those who are preparing to enter the ministry, to develop vocational imagination and refocus attention on the specific locales and unique situation of their ministry so they can better fulfill their mission of partnership with God’s creating, redeeming, and sustaining work in the world. Abingdon Press. 9781501868153. $29.99; $19.49

WOMEN BISHOPS OF THE UNITED METHODIST CHURCH: Extraordinary Gifts of the Spirit Sharon Zimmerman Rader and Margaret Ann Crain

Shares inspirational stories and pivotal moments that illustrate how clergywomen manage the complexities of family, faith, and authority. This book is about both realized and unrealized differences that women bishops made/make/will make in The United Methodist Church. Abingdon Press. 9781501886300. $19.99; $14.99

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NEW THEY ALSO SERVE:

Methodist and United Methodist Bishop’s Spouses, 1940-2018 Jan P. Ives

When a bishop is elected in The United Methodist Church, it is not only the one elected who is asked to serve but his or her family as well. Hear the stories of those whose commitment to service often meant leaving behind careers and lives of their own to embark on a life-changing journey of sharing in the ministry of a spouse. Abingdon Press. 9781501893551. $29.99; $21.99

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Leadership Invites readers to live the life God intends for us & the life we long for NEW

LIFE IN CHRIST: The Core of Intentional Spirituality Steve Harper

E. Stanley Jones observed that people “know everything about life except how to live it.” We humans have acquired immense knowledge and achieved great things. We are enlightened, Jones said, but not necessarily enlivened. Steve Harper has been mulling over this human situation for a few decades and offers his profoundly inspiring conclusions in Life In Christ. Harper helps us recognize our tendency to search for life through rules and dogmas rather than in relationships with other people and with God. By living in relationship, we live as enlivened Christians, the abundant life God intends for us and the life we long for. He encourages us to see the spiritual life as a movement, where we are always on the way, taking steps forward to continually align our lives with Christ. He shows us how Christ can be the goal and pattern for our lives, motivating us to live as God’s beloved and as instruments of God’s love. Using Paul’s letter to the Galatians as the general reference point, and Galatians 4:19 as the focal point, the book provides an overview of the Christian spiritual life, with a formative aim that both invites readers to be formed “in Christ” and provides guidance for doing so. Harper provides a wealth of helps, including a set of questions for reflecting on each chapter, a discussion guide for discussing the book in a group, and extensive reading lists for further enrichment. Abingdon Press. Coming in August. 9781791004705. $18.99; $12.79

SMALL ON PURPOSE: Life in a

AT THE CROSSROADS:

WEAK ENOUGH TO LEAD:

TRUST BY DESIGN:

A joyful and honest look at the kingdom-enriching characteristics of small congregations. Parks shows us how life in a small congregation is profoundly significant and the important role these churches play. This book includes clear instructions on how leaders can streamline ministry to maximize the unique and powerful contributions small churches make in their communities. Abingdon Press.

Guides readers through study and reflection to discover their purpose, passion, and mission for retirement. Facilitates discussions with family and friends about shared priorities, expectations, and end-of-life decisions. Includes self-assessments and other planning tools, plus a chapter on financial planning. Abingdon Press.

The Bible’s understanding of leadership is decidedly different from that of the business world. Using the Prayer of Jehoshaphat as a starting point, Howell takes a look at the spiritual nature of Old Testament leaders, revealing habits that show us a new way to approach leadership by embracing our weaknesses. Abingdon Press.

Building trust is essential for a leader to succeed in the ministry to which God has called him or her. Through a process of self-examination into what it takes to build trust, as well as what leads to a break in trust, Trust by Design will help you step boldly into ministry…wherever God sends you. Abingdon Press.

Significant Church Lewis A. Parks

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Leadership Lessons for the Second Half of Life Clayton Smith and Dave Wilson

9781501810503. $12.99; $11.79

What the Bible Tells Us about Powerful Leadership James C. Howell

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The Beautiful Behaviors of an Effective Church Culture Amy Valdez Barker

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Leadership Your daily walk with Christ starts here NEW

THE HEALING PRACTICE OF CELEBRATION Elaine A. Heath

The act of celebration has deep and ancient roots among God’s people, who throughout their history have joyfully celebrated God’s deliverance and faithfulness. In life’s high and happy moments, celebration happens naturally. But what about when life’s experiences are dull and flat, or worse, when they cause us to hit rock bottom? Does God expect us to celebrate then? God does, and we can. This book explores celebration not as an isolated event or an occasional occurrence but as a response to the reality that God is continually present, always faithful, and ever loving. Celebration as a spiritual practice involves a posture of living so well-anchored in the fuller story of God’s involvement with people throughout history that anticipatory faith and hope, regardless of present circumstances, inform our thoughts, words, and actions. This book shows us how to embrace and live into this posture. Abingdon Press. Coming in August. 9781791007386. $14.99; $10.99

THRIVING IN THE SECOND CHAIR: Ten Practices for Robust

SACRED RESISTANCE:

CHRISTIAN LEADERSHIP:

HERE, NOW, WITH YOU:

You’re not in charge, and that can lead to frustration. Learn ten key factors that will help—three that cover your relationship with the first chair, four on the most common and essential aspects of your position, and three that offer help for staying spiritually anchored, overcoming loneliness, and becoming re-energized. Abingdon Press.

Get empowered to speak out and act in troubled times. With warmth and compassion, the pastor of a church located adjacent to the White House provides a theologically sound framework for congregations to discern what to do about injustice, and when to do it as well. Abingdon Press.

Church leaders become grounded only through deliberate and explicit attention to God through prayer and self-reflection. Leadership as vocation begins with self-leadership, finding how identity and security lie in God—not in success, pleasing others, being seen as a good person, or being loved by those we lead. Abingdon Press.

Isolation has been called the greatest public health crisis of our time. This book a perfect starting place for churches who want to learn to see and be seen with compassion. By learning to be compassionate just as God is, we become more authentically connected to one another and expand our awareness of the God who is always here. Abingdon Press.

A Practical Guide to Christian Ministry (When You’re Not in Charge) Witness and Dissent Ginger Gaines-Cirelli Mike Bonem

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Speaking to God for the People, Speaking to the People for God Maxie Dunnam

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Six Movements of Compassion for Life and Leadership Gregg Louis Taylor

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Leadership Self-awareness is the key to finding your calling NEW

HOW TO BE PRESENT IN AN ABSENT WORLD: A Leader’s Guide to Showing Up, Paying Attention, and Becoming Fully Human Daniel Montgomery with Eboni Webb and Kenny Silva

This book is about cultivating self-awareness that empowers you to take ownership of your life in every area of influence—church, family, the marketplace, and your relationships. Daniel Montgomery, Eboni Webb, and Kenny Silva guide you through a series of five questions that uncover the five realities of life and leadership—Time (When?), Place (Where?), Body (Who?), Social System (What?), and Story (Why?). When we better understand ourselves we are able to untangle the knotted strands of human personality and move from reflection to a clear call to action. Montgomery, Webb, and Silva explore the nature of Time, Place, Body, Social System, and Story, equipping you with the kind of self-understanding that allows you to overcome obstacles that were previously discouraging and insurmountable. Through radical self-understanding, psychological obstacles are explained, external obstacles are contextualized, and tactics align to manifest one’s truest, best, most beautiful life. Zondervan.

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NEW THE MULTIPLICATION

NEW SUCCESS FROM THE

NEW THE VISION-DRIVEN

Pipeline That Solves Your Leadership Shortage Mac Lake

the Past to a Fulfilling Future Nona Jones

Your Efforts, Energize Your Team, and Scale Your Business Michael Hyatt

EFFECT: Building a Leadership

Most pastors say that the need to identify and develop leaders is critical to the health and growth of their church. Yet, most churches do not have an intentional plan for doing this. In this book, Lake reveals a practical strategy using unique training modules for addressing this problem. Thomas Nelson. 9781400216260. $18.99; $13.99

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INSIDE OUT: Power to Rise from

Corporate executive and leadership speaker Nona Jones takes you on a personal journey of dealing with unresolved childhood drama and its emotional, physical, mental and spiritual effects. In her book you’ll discover the difference between success that empties, and success that fills. Zondervan.

LEADER: 10 Questions to Focus

Six tools for crafting an irresistible vision for your business, rallying your team around the vision, and distilling it into actionable plans that drive results. Your organization will never be the same with these step-by-step helps. Baker Books.

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DISCOVER, CLAIM, AND FLOURISH: Reflecting on Your

Leadership Journey Charles R. Bailey

This artfully illustrated resource combines winning leadership concepts and insightful scriptural meditations in a daily journal specifically created for leaders. Use it to chart a personal leadership path and as an atlas for teams. The General Board of Higher Education & Ministry. 9781945935565. $19.99; $15.79

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Leadership Why is leadership so important? LAUNCHING LEADERS: Taking Leadership Development to New Heights Kay L. Kotan and Phil Schroeder Why do we need solid leadership in the church? Why do we hunger so much for effective leadership? Competent leadership provides direction, accountability, guidance, and support. Leaders also provide motivation and direction toward a common purpose and goals. Leaders are cheerleaders for productivity, effectiveness, and efficiency. Good leaders are role models and mentors for developing leadership in others. Leaders strengthen the people and organization they are serving. Without leadership there is no forward momentum. The people and organization become stuck at best and often times decline. Leaders point and lead people towards the organization’s vision. Leaders are equippers. Leaders not only manage change and conflict well, they are sometimes the ones that initiate it because it leads the organization in accomplishing its mission and vision. This resource pushes the envelope of the expectations of a traditional church leader. After all, we believe we have a crisis in spiritual leadership because we have been, indeed, playing it too safe. It is time to equip, release, and encourage gutsy spiritual leaders! God’s Word calls for leaders and calls leaders. Launching Leaders offers two sections: one that provides an in-depth look at each of the gutsy leadership traits, and another that offers the process of how to develop leaders. Section One gives you the what—section two supplies the how. Market Square Publishing. 9781950899036. $16.95

SYNERGY: A Leadership Guide for

GEAR UP! Nine Essential Processes THE NECESSARY NINE:

Author Ann Michel presents a more inclusive, collaborative understanding of ministry, affirming the gifts and calling of both clergy and lay servants. Using the concept of synergy, she provides practical advice on the dayto-day skills of a mutually responsible ministry, showing how to engage others, build teams, and manage effectively. Abingdon Press.

There are specific processes needed for a growing, competent, compelling congregation. Leaders must do more than choose a direction; they must devise steps. This concise and exceedingly practical book outlines nine areas of ministry where congregations must intentionally design a process. Abingdon Press.

Church Staff and Volunteers Ann A. Michel

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for the Optimized Church Kay Kotan

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Things Effective Pastors Do Differently Bob Farr and Kay Kotan

Shares nine simple axioms for effective pastoral and lay leadership that are straightforward, easy to put to use, and that can help you reach your potential for fruitful ministry, changing the effectiveness of your leadership and impacting the church and the world. Abingdon Press. 9781501804960. $14.99; $2.99

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ADMINISTRY: The Nuts and Bolts of Church Administration Thomas F. Tumblin

Ministry comes with a heavy dose of administrative duties. Budgets, insurance, legal liability…it’s all part of being a faithful steward of the church’s resources. Learn how to organize and navigate the often complex business of the church. Includes templates and samples of growth plans, review forms, tracking logs, and inventory and procedure worksheets. Abingdon Press. 9781426727009. $16.99; $12.49

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Church Growth Help congregations take an honest look at their current situation NEW

THE ADEPT CHURCH: Navigating Between a Rock and a Hard Place F. Douglas Powe, Jr.

When your church is in decline, there are tough decisions that need to be made. But members of your congregation are too close to the situation to see what’s happening. How do you get them to take an honest “look in the mirror” to understand the current situation? What’s more, how should they respond once they’ve assessed the situation? The Adept Church helps congregations develop realistic road maps for navigating between a rock and a hard place with a clear process for defining reality—a process based on strategic decisions concerning where the church needs to go and not where it is currently. A theologically grounded, yet practical guide for church leaders seeking to save their churches. Abingdon Press. Coming in April. 9781501896521. $14.99; $10.99

FIVE PRACTICES OF FRUITFUL CONGREGATIONS, REVISED AND UPDATED Robert Schnase

Take a new look at the transformative practices of Radical Hospitality, Passionate Worship, Intentional Faith Development, Risk-Taking Mission and Service, and Extravagant Generosity. Includes ideas from ministers who took the principles from Schnase’s original book and adapted them to their own setting. Abingdon Press. 9781501858871. $18.99; $11.49

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THE PASSIONATE CHURCH: Ignite Your Church and Change the World Mike Slaughter with Karen Perry Smith

Help your church find its identity and become the hands and feet of Christ. This book outlines the exciting, creative, and effective ministries that Ginghamsburg Church has been doing and growing for 35 years. Built-in facilitator guide. Abingdon Press. 9781501815034. $16.99; $4.99

THE SKY IS FALLING, THE CHURCH IS DYING, AND OTHER FALSE ALARMS

Ted A. Campbell

Is decline inevitable for mainline Christianity or is the current sense of malaise only a mirage? The author suggests our traditions hold the keys to faith’s relevance today and offers practices that will help churches build up the larger Christian community while reaching out to new individuals. Abingdon Press. 9781426785948. $13.99; $12.79

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DIVERGENT CHURCH:

The Bright Promise of Alternative Faith Communities Tim Shapiro with Kara Faris

After a year researching alternative faith communities across the country, the authors discovered that, though they create innovative, transformative new communities, most engage in time-honored practices. This is an instructive picture of Christian community, past, present, and future. Abingdon Press. 9781501842597. $16.99

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Church Growth Explore the basic questions of the identity and nature of God, our identity as children of God, and the purpose and role of “church” NEW

RECLAIMING CHURCH: A Call to Action for Religious Rejects

J. J. Warren

If those who “didn’t know God could love them because their churches said God didn’t,” we’ve got some work to do. Writing for those who feel disenfranchised with the idea of “church,” author J. J. Warren issues a call to reaffirm the church as a people who welcome all. By examining the Church’s beginnings—its importance on community, the reality of diversity, and its inherent counter-cultural nature—we can reclaim these original attributes and invite others to reclaim the modern Church with us. Reclaiming Church speaks especially to those who are young and progressive, asking you to stay within the church and work to renew the call to ministry and giving you practical and positive steps on how to join voices, to be heard, to build bridges, and to work together to show that the church is for everyone. Abingdon Press.

9781501896064. $13.99

NEW THE STARFISH AND THE SPIRIT: Unleashing the

THE MISSION-MINDED GUIDE CHRISTIAN SOCIAL TO CHURCH AND SCHOOL INNOVATION: Renewing CHURCHES: How Implementing Wesleyan Witness an Operating System Clarifies Vision, PARTNERSHIPS

NEW INTENTIONAL

Leadership Potential of Churches and Organizations Improves Decision-Making, and Ori Brafman, Lance Ford, and Rob Wegner Stimulates Growth Create a culture where church leaders Bart Rendel and Doug Parks

Jake McGlothin

Inspire your church family to make a difference in your community are curators of a community, not the by partnering with a local public Unveils a proven, practical operational source of certainty for every question system that will help leaders clarify their school. This book guides you through and project. Building a team of humble basic organization, training, safety, unique vision, filter trends and new leaders “in the middle” of the church can ideas through their mission, improve and planning, plus ways to build a produce multiple generations of leaders. implementation abilities, and maintain collaborative, trusting relationship with Zondervan. students, administrators, and teachers. unity and alignment to what matters 9780310098379. Hardcover. Abingdon Press. most. Thomas Nelson. $24.99; $17.99 LT20

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L. Gregory Jones

Just like entrepreneurial business start-ups, establishing church plants and starting new churches cultivates our need to develop “fresh expressions” for gatherings of community and a renewed sense of mission. Abingdon Press. 9781501825774. $16.99; $15.29

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Church Growth New ways to utilize church facilities to help more people NEW

FRESH EXPRESSIONS OF PEOPLE OVER PROPERTY

Audrey Warren and Kenneth H. Carter

For many churches, synagogues, and other religious organizations, our buildings—which once stood as beacons of hope and reverence for a community—have become a big burden for the organizations who seek to keep them standing. In efforts to patch leaky roofs and paint over years of wear, our churches are putting more and more money each year into property instead of people. Most pastors who I speak to confess that their church is spending more money on maintaining their building(s) than on people, programing, and personnel. When one allocates the time the pastor and other staff spend on maintaining a building, this percentage only grows. In big cities, pastors are becoming professional property managers—renting even closets to outside groups to gain extra income. The practices we have fallen into over time are not only demoralizing to the pastoral profession and the mission of the church, but they also run the risk of violating property tax laws and incurring more debt for a local church. What if our properties didn’t have to be a source of pain, but purpose and profit? Can we as churches, synagogues, and faith-based organizations begin to think collaboratively about how we might further our missions by creatively and intentionally rethinking how we utilize the space we inhabit? In this book, we will reflect together upon strategies, Scriptures, and stories that help us faithfully reimagine our spaces so that they might reflect that God and God’s people value people over property. Abingdon Press. Coming in August. 9781791004750. $15.99; $10.79

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

Follows the movement of churches that are pioneering new ways to reach unchurched/dechurched people where they are in their journey. These new communities are deeply ecumenical, but do not lose their distinctiveness because they learn fresh ways to communicate their identity through discipleship. Abingdon Press. 9781501849206. $14.99; $10.99

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EIGHT VIRTUES OF RAPIDLY GROWING CHURCHES

Matt Miofsky and Jason Byassee

It can be hard to keep a positive attitude while planting a church or trying to revitalize a congregation. The authors studied several highly successful church plants and found common practices and characteristics. Learn about their discoveries and how you, too, can tap into a sense of hope about your church. Abingdon Press. 9781501852732. $16.99; $11.99

GENEROSITY RISING:

4D IMPACT:

Practical guidelines for training a dedicated team of “generosity revolutionaries” who embrace, live, and lead others on a journey of gratitude, prayer, and faith. Includes daily devotionals that will inspire, motivate, and encourage church leaders. Abingdon Press.

A critical and inspirational look at four aspects of 21st century church ministry: Technology, Hospitality, Worship, and Systems. Includes diagnostic tools to help you determine if your church is healthy or in need of a reboot, plus important guidance for churches that may have reached a point of irreversible decline. Abingdon Press.

Lead a Stewardship Revolution in Your Church Scott McKenzie

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Smash Barriers Like a Smart Church Olu Brown

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Church Growth Alternative ways to look at some of the problems facing our church and our culture NEW

CHURCH COMES HOME

Start a House Church Network Anywhere Dave Barnhart People have lost faith in all our institutions: government, corporations, the media, and the church. We are in the midst of a spiritual disaster, a flood of biblical proportions, and house churches provide lifeboats for people who are seeking a more authentic, life-giving form of Christian community. North America is ready for the growth and development of house churches. Many people remember that the early church started in homes, but they don’t understand that house churches are still a legitimate and viable model today. House churches can create the intimacy so many people are hungry for. They can nurture life-changing discipleship for individuals and create justice-centered communities. Networked house churches can become truly diverse, multi-ethnic communities that spread the gospel by emphasizing practices over programs. These communities de-center the preacher, opting instead for grassroots organizing, but they are not leaderless—they are leader-full. This book provides an alternative model for denominations and established churches to consider. It helps pastors reconnect with the traditions of community organizing, itinerant preaching, and discipleship training that sparked Methodism and other church movements in the United States. Abingdon Press. Coming in September. 9781791007331. $18.99; $12.79

GRAB, GATHER, GROW:

RE:MIX: Transitioning Your Church

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Theologically sound and based on field research, this practical guide will help A fresh strategy for developing monoethnic congregations that seek community groups for your whole church and beyond. The Cowarts share to transition into healthy multiethnic how they used adaptive systems, digital churches of Christ-centered faith. It tools, and flexible overhead to expand provides transferrable lessons and practices that are applicable in a variety Harvest Church near Macon, Georgia, from 72 community groups to over 300 of local church and denominational contexts. Abingdon Press. in just one year. Abingdon Press. 9781501825057. $14.99; $10.99 Additional study resources at Cokesbury.com. LT20

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A NEW CHURCH AND A NEW SEMINARY: Theological Education

Is the Solution David McAllister-Wilson

Our neighborhoods are changing. Our seminaries also need to change to prepare pastors to find ways to relate to who we are today. This book makes the case that our church is worth saving because our bonds are precious, our shared vision is righteous, and we can accomplish more together than we could do apart. Abingdon Press. 9781501858895. $19.99; $8.99

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GO: The Church’s Main Purpose George G. Hunter III

While some churches narrowly define their purpose, others’ definitions are so broad they’re almost meaningless. This book offers a richly descriptive explanation of the missional church to help you recover a clear and consistent sense of purpose. Hunter goes back to the mission that was entrusted to the apostles: serving, witnessing, and inviting outreach to all people. Abingdon Press. 9781501835490. $21.99; $19.79

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Study & Theology THE CORE BIBLICAL STUDIES

Designed as a starting point for those engaged in biblical study, the brief though substantive books in this series not only serve to introduce beginners to core biblical texts and themes in a user-friendly manner but also aim to meet the needs of teachers who are well aware of the complexities of interpreting meaning. Abingdon Press.

NEW ECCLESIOLOGY IN THE NEW TESTAMENT

E. Elizabeth Johnson

This new volume in the Core Biblical Studies series investigates how the various New Testament authors adopted different metaphors for their communities—family, assembly, nation, priesthood, and so on—to make varying claims about how they ought to live with one another and among their neighbors. 9781426771934. $29.99; $21.99

Also available in this series:

NEW THE GENERAL EPISTLES: Hebrews; James;

1, 2 Peter; 1, 2, 3 John; Jude Margaret Aymer; Warren Carter, editor

Mainstream tradition says the general epistles were directed to “general” Christians, but these theories presents some challenges. This book can help you understand a variegated and theologically diverse early Church. Coming in November. 9781426767524. $29.99; $19.99

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THE HOLY SPIRIT IN THE NEW TESTAMENT

THE PROPHETIC LITERATURE

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John T. Carroll

JESUS DARKLY: Remembering Jesus with the New Testament Rafael Rodríguez

Those of us who exclusively study the New Testament Jesus are not getting the whole story. In Jesus Darkly, we are reminded that the Bible is one story from beginning to end, and the best way to know Jesus fully is to know what came before…to know the New Testament writers’ Old Testament memories. Abingdon Press. 9781501839115. $29.99; $16.99

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NEW TESTAMENT CONVERSATIONS: A Literary,

Historical, and Pluralistic Introduction Suzanne Watts Henderson

Combines historical and literary scholarship on New Testament writings with selected excerpts from non-Christian traditions, presenting theological questions as mutually illuminating, rather than oppositional. Abingdon Press. 9781501854927. $49.99; $36.99

Carolyn J. Sharp

THE OLD TESTAMENT: Canon, History, and Literature Richard D. Nelson

Before delving into advanced study about any topic, an understanding of the topic’s foundation is a necessary first step. This book provides groundwork for biblical study with a clear and eloquent introduction to the Hebrew Bible/Old Testament using scholarly consensus and current research with numerous examples and a balanced approach. Abingdon Press. 9781426759239. $42.99; $27.99

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70 HEBREW WORDS EVERY CHRISTIAN SHOULD KNOW Matthew Richard Schlimm

How enlightening it is to have the Hebrew translation of key words and phrases in the BIble so we can understand the deeper message. This book goes right to the most consequential words in Scripture in their original language, explaining their sometimes multiple meanings in a way that makes the text easier to grasp. Abingdon Press. 9781426799969. $19.99; $13.99

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Study & Theology Can biblical texts morally injure their readers? NEW

THE BIBLE AND MORAL INJURY: Reading Scripture Alongside War’s Unseen Wounds

Brad E. Kelle

Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a condition most people have heard of—including those outside of the psychiatric community. Moral injury is much lesser-known, but professionals in psychology, military studies, chaplaincy, and moral philosophy have begun researching this emerging notion. Through interpretations of biblical texts, especially war-related narratives and ritual descriptions from the Old Testament, The Bible and Moral Injury explores what happens when we read biblical stories of war and violence through the lens of moral injury in addition to exploring how the study of those biblical texts and their interpretation can contribute to the emerging work on moral injury. Understanding those biblical texts not only helps provide resources for those working to understand and express the realities of moral injury, it may provide a means of facilitating healing and repair. Abingdon Press.

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HOLY IMAGINATION: A Literary

CREATION: The Apple of

WORLD CHRISTIANITY:

Study the whole Bible through both literary and theological lenses. This book groups sections of the Bible by genre, to include the whole canon. Readers will learn to see it more as a library than as a single book, and will gain a new understanding of how it can be interpreted in a variety of ways. Abingdon Press.

While no one author can address all the questions we have about how our world came to be, Creation, one of the books in the Belief Matters series, will help us begin the conversation and gain new understanding of how the doctrine of Creation can help us address these very human and timeless questions.

Christanity is translatable and adaptable to all cultures while challenging each with its transformative power. As this thoughtful analysis of world Christianity’s demographics and trends shows, Christianity is vibrant and growing in the nonwestern world—and this is reshaping Christianity for all of us. Abingdon Press.

and Theological Introduction to the Whole Bible Judy Fentress-Williams

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God’s Eye Justo L. González; William H. Willimon, general editor

Abingdon Press.

9781426785955. $14.99; $12.79

A Historical and Theological Introduction Lalsangkima Pachuau

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HANDBOOK OF DENOMINATIONS IN THE UNITED STATES, 14TH ED.

Roger E. Olson, Frank S. Mead, Samuel S. Hill, and Craig D. Atwood

This easy-to-use reference work outlines the 200 most significant Christian traditions and denominations in the U.S. as of this decade. The 14th edition is completely updated with current statistics, new denominations, and recent trends. Abingdon Press. 9781501822513. Hardcover. $29.99; $18.99

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Study & Theology Judgment belongs solely to God REVELATION AS CIVIL DISOBEDIENCE: Witnesses Not Warriors in John’s Apocalypse Thomas B. Slater

Some condemn the book of Revelation because of its violent nature while others embrace it as a justification for military intervention. In Revelation as Civil Disobedience, author Thomas B. Slater states that Christians are never encouraged to take up arms. Instead, Christians can defeat evil through the faithful witness of our lives. He describes the book of Revelation as a form of civil disobedience that focuses upon sustaining an authentic witness in spite of the consequences; challenging us not to take any side, but to faithfully wait for God to act. Abingdon Press.

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Understanding the Book of Revelation Bruce M. Metzger; revised and updated by David A. deSilva

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Jesus and Caesar were both powerful, respected, and looked up to...in different ways and for different reasons. Learn the differences between One of the most important and true Christianity that loosens “the trustworthy guides of the Book of Revelation. The rich content and insights bonds of injustice” and self-serving religion—and contemplate which of presented in an approachable, nonacademic style now include findings from the two you truly follow. current biblical research. Abingdon Press. Abingdon Press. 9781501881503. $16.99; $12.49 Additional study resources at Cokesbury.com.

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THE ATONEMENT: A Biblical, Theological, and Historical Study of the Cross of Christ David L. Allen

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9781501832499. $14.99; $10.99

The atonement of Christ is the heart of Christianity. This book considers the subject of the atonement, beginning with the key concepts in the Old and New Testaments: sacrifice, redemption, reconciliation, and more. Ideal for anyone who wants to understand what Christ accomplished by his death on the cross. B & H Publishing Group.

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The Practice of Christian Mindfulness Amy G. Oden

Christians have always practiced mindfulness. Yet, from the popular landscape of mindfulness movement, you’d never know that. 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. Abingdon Press.

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Study & Theology Articulates the truth about the teachings of the Bible and Wesleyan tradition on human sexuality HOLY LOVE: A Biblical Theology for Human Sexuality

Steve Harper

The question about what the Bible says concerning human sexuality and marriage is no longer up for debate…at least for many conservatives. For progressives, the issues are not that simple. Author Steve Harper presents a fresh, rigorous, yet concise, theological examination of the Bible’s teaching on human sexuality, showing that there are ways to interpret Scripture other than the conservative interpretation. Holy Love is for anyone interested in understanding the Bible’s teaching on this fundamental component of human life, but is especially important for the church leaders and small groups who want to make the constructive case that biblical, Christian teaching is compatible with faithful, covenantal love and intimacy amidst all sexual orientations. Abingdon Press.

9781501896088. $13.99

COUNTERFEIT CHRISTIANITY: The Persistence of Errors in the Church Roger E. Olson

Heresies are not limited to times of long ago. Old errors and myths still circulate through congregations today. Olson helps pastors and other church leaders learn how to deal with these artificial truths and counterfeit teachings that can dangerously distort faithful living. Study resources available. Abingdon Press. 9781426772290. $19.99; $17.99 LT20

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EXCLUSION AND EMBRACE, REVISED AND UPDATED: A

Theological Exploration of Identity, Otherness, and Reconciliation Miroslav Volf

HOLDING FAITH: A Practical

Introduction to Christian Doctrine Cynthia L. Rigby

Doctrine is just a word for how we relate to God and to one another, so it It’s a disturbing reality that otherness— deeply affects our everyday Christian life. This book introduces basic the simple fact of being different in some way—has come to be defined as, Christian doctrines and examines each one using current events, sociology, in and of itself, evil. Volf explores the fiction, and movies, in addition to call for Christians to open ourselves to the other, of enfolding him or her in the Scripture and theological literature, to show that theology matters to our lives same embrace with which we‘ve been and to the world. Abingdon Press. enfolded by God. Abingdon Press. 9781501861079. $32.99; $24.99

9781426758140. $39.99; $28.99

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THE BEGINNING OF DIFFERENCE: Discovering Identity

in God’s Diverse World Theodore Hiebert

Difference can make our lives fuller and richer—or it can destroy them. Hiebert re-examines the Bible’s stories explaining difference and its beginnings in the book of Genesis, showing us that recognizing difference is God’s intention for the world, and providing us with constructive resources of living with difference today. Abingdon Press. 9781501871023. $17.99; $11.99

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Preaching Compelling, timely books on biblical preaching WORKING PREACHER BOOKS SERIES God uses good preaching to change lives. Working Preacher Books help preachers make the Bible come alive every time they preach by providing engaging exegesis for lectionary preachers; practical insights on the art and craft of preaching; innovative ideas about integrating topical series; and more! What you won’t find is someone else’s sermons, sermon outlines or illustrations, or multivolume, academic works that weigh down your bookshelf. Instead, think of Working Preacher Books as resources that help you take deep dives on the topics, issues, and questions that matter most to ministry professionals as you engage a complex world and changing church from the pulpit. Fortress Press.

NEW

PREACHING THE HEADLINES: The Possibilities and Pitfalls of Addressing the Times Lisa L. Thompson

The headlines are where daily life meets the public square—be it through social-media feeds, news outlets, or daily chatter. When met with quickly shifting and dense media topics, preachers are often at a loss for how to speak about these issues from the pulpit. The book reframes preaching as an ongoing conversation between the modern world and the world of the text. The preacher uses what they know about life as a bridge to the text, while life in the text provides the bridge back to faith in the contemporary world. Coming in April. 9781506453866. $18.99; $13.79

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INGENUITY: Preaching as an Outsider Lisa L. Thompson Abingdon Press.

9781501832598. $29.99; $17.49

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NEW THE GOSPEL PEOPLE DON’T WANT TO HEAR:

Preaching Challenging Messages Lisa Cressman

Preachers have a difficult message to preach, a message many will not want to hear. In this book from the Working Preacher Books series, Cressman shows preachers how to craft sermons with the right tone and how to have the courage to say what you’re called to say. Fortress Press. Coming in May. 9781506456393. $18.99; $13.79

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NEW A LAY PREACHER’S

NEW LEADING WITH THE

Laypeople are increasingly called to preach, many without homiletical instruction or support. They’re left on their own to figure it out. Lewis gives this unique subset of preachers the foundations of biblical preaching, laying out concise and clear steps to preaching that can be immediately applied. Fortress Press. Coming in May.

In this addition to the Working Preacher Books series, prolific author William H. Willimon makes the compelling case that two key pastoral tasks—preaching and leadership— complement, correct, strengthen, and inform one another. It shows how preaching makes better leaders, and how better leaders make better preachers. Fortress Press.

GUIDE: How to Craft a Faithful Sermon Karoline M. Lewis

9781506462738. $18.99; $13.79

SERMON: Preaching as Leadership William H. Willimon

PREACHING FROM THE OLD TESTAMENT

Walter Brueggemann

In this volume, prolific scholar Walter Brueggemann seeks to show Christian preachers how to consider the faith witnessed in several Old Testament traditions and to help them discover rich and suggestive connections to our contemporary faith challenges. Fortress Press. 9781506458557. $18.99; $13.79

9781506456379. $18.99; $13.79

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Preaching Learn the art of unpacking the sermon THE ARTISTRY OF PREACHING SERIES Paul Scot Wilson, general editor

The Artistry of Preaching series gives practical guidance on matters that receive insufficient attention in preaching literature yet are key for preachers who seek greater creative expression in their preaching. Abingdon Press.

PREACHING TO TEACH: Inspire People to Think and Act

Richard Voelz

Approach difficult topics by re-imagining your identity as a teacher, redefining your public role, breaking the silence of taboos, and tackling tough issues. 9781501868078. $19.99; $14.99

PREACHING WITH EMPATHY: Crafting Sermons in a Callous Culture Lenny Luchetti

These useful tools will provide you with a new way to prepare and write sermons that resonate and connect authentically with your congregation. 9781501841729. $19.99; $13.99

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ACTUALITY: Real Life Stories for Sermons That Matter Scott Hoezee 9781426765933. $19.99; $8.49

PREACHING IN PICTURES: Using Images for Sermons That Connect Peter Jonker

9781426781926. $19.99; $8.49

PROCLAIMING THE LIVING WORD: A Handbook for Preachers Gordon W. Lathrop

In this handbook, author Gordon Lathrop guides preachers as they think about the central matters and purposes of preaching and engage in preparation for this important task. By providing wise encouragement and concrete tools for ministry, this book will equip preachers for faithful preaching in their assemblies. Augsburg Fortress. 9781506447896. $9.99; $8.49 LT20

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PREACHING AS POETRY: Beauty, Goodness, and Truth in Every Sermon Paul Scott Wilson 9781426764042. $19.99; $6.99

WORDS THAT HEAL: Preaching

Hope to Wounded Souls Joni S. Sancken

9781501849688. $19.99; $13.49

THE PREACHER’S BIBLE HANDBOOK

CRAFTING THE SERMON:

A MANUAL FOR PREACHING:

When it comes to understanding a Bible passage, context is everything, especially when it comes to preaching about that passage’s meaning. This book aims to meet the need for extra help in preparing a sermon. Essays on each of the biblical books introduce the most relevant historical, literary, and theological facts about the book to aid the preacher in setting the stage for a sermon. Westminster John Knox Press.

A down-to-earth, practical introduction to the ins and outs of preaching for those who are newly arrived in the pulpit: lay preachers, bivocational and local pastors, as well as recent seminary graduates. Includes helpful suggestions for sermon planning, preparation, delivery, resources, as well as how to choose effective and memorable illustrations. Wesley’s Foundery Books.

The book addresses the practical (and perennial) issue of how to move from the biblical text to an effective sermon, showing how to discern the text’s theological meaning and let that meaning shape the development of the sermon. Clearly written and illustrated with Old and New Testament examples, it helps preachers negotiate larger swaths of Scripture. Includes two annotated sermons. Baker Academic.

O. Wesley Allen, Jr., editor

A Beginner’s Guide to Preaching Charles D. Ensminger

9780664263072. $40.00; $31.99

9781945935602. $16.99; $13.29

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The Journey from Text to Sermon Abraham Kuruvilla

9780801098635. $29.99; $21.79

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Preaching Approaching preaching by looking for God’s active presence in the world NEW

GETTING TO GOD: Preaching Good News in a Troubled World Joni S. Sancken, Luke A. Powery, and John Rotman

God shows up, surprises us, and catches us off guard in offbeat settings and contexts. We name these saving encounters “gospel.” Naming God’s action in our world can be challenging for many today. Divisions in our culture make preaching feel perilous. Preachers turn to the biblical text and long to speak a powerful word of good news but many struggle with how to name God’s grace amidst complex contextual issues and relational dynamics. Seminary does little to equip pastors for this important aspect of ministry. This book demonstrates how preachers can proclaim God’s grace in our world today by building on the theological grammar and preaching method proposed by Paul Scott Wilson in ways that can be followed by working pastors and students of preaching. The book operates on several levels, showing preachers how to contextualize a theologically rich approach to preaching, expanding the horizon of ministry for pastors who might not have experience in the contexts discussed in the book, and equipping pastors with a vital practice, that of learning to look for and name God’s active presence in our world. Abingdon Press. Coming in November. 9781791004668. $22.99; $15.49

NEW PREACHING FACETO-FACE: An Invitation to

Conversational Preaching Micah T. J. Jackson

The relationship between preachers and their hearers has changed since the days of “three points and a poem.” This book will help preachers understand what hearers need from sermons and equip them to prepare and deliver sermons under the new “conversational” model. Church Publishing. Coming in November. 9781640650763. $18.95

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A GREENING OF IMAGINATIONS: Walking the

Songlines of Holy Scripture Herbert O’Driscoll

The beloved Anglican preacher, storyteller, author, and hymn writer invites us to imagine the “back stories,” or midrash—telling the stories within the Story—of our favorite Scriptures. In each of the twenty-eight short chapters, Dr. O’Driscoll fills in the gaps by creating new homilies and parables based on the text. Church Publishing. 9781640651449. $12.95; $10.99

THAT’LL PREACH! 5 Simple Steps to Your Best Sermon Ever Charley Reeb

A good pastor and a good preacher are not necessarily one and the same. That’ll Preach! includes a five-step plan for writing and delivering your best sermons ever. Immediately useful, it covers preparation, sermon structure, storytelling, and how to “preach with presence,” using both the lectionary and topical preaching models. Sermon outlines and full sermon texts illustrate the book’s teaching. Abingdon Press. 9781501835476. $12.99; $9.99

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INTRODUCTION TO THE PRACTICE OF AFRICAN AMERICAN PREACHING

Frank A. Thomas

This introduction to and primer on African American preaching shows how it has gradually moved from an almost exclusively oral tradition to an oral/written tradition, tracing the relationship between homiletics and rhetoric in Western preaching. Also explores how the church can remain relevant to millennials. Abingdon Press. 9781501818943. $34.99; $22.49

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Preaching Preaching on difficult topics while still making the message heard NEW

SURVIVING A DANGEROUS SERMON

Frank A. Thomas

There is no getting around it: sometimes as a pastor you have to deliver sermons that will ruffle some congregants’ feathers. Author Frank A. Thomas calls them “dangerous sermons.” In this follow up to his previous book, How to Preach a Dangerous Sermon, Thomas will teach you how to open opportunities for dangerous preaching, how to anticipate and navigate hierarchical forces, and how to mitigate negative impact on the congregants, you, the preacher, and your relationship with the congregation. It will equip you to say what needs to be said in a way that is heard, so that your sermon has a chance to do its work on human hearts without negative consequences and without damaging the pastor-congregation relationship. Abingdon Press. Coming in April.

9781501896545. $17.99; $12.99

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HOW TO PREACH A DANGEROUS SERMON Frank A. Thomas

9781501856839. $17.99; $12.99

PREACHING TRUTH IN THE AGE OF ALTERNATIVE FACTS

EXODUS PREACHING: Crafting

Good preaching has always been a challenge, but the challenge is even greater today, thanks, in part, to the proliferation of media outlets and entertainment sources. No longer do most of us agree on a common set of facts. This book demonstrates how to proclaim honest, faithful, candid sermons in spite of social and political disagreements. Abingdon Press.

In Exodus Preaching, the first book of its kind, the author explores the manner in which African American pastors distinctively invest great symbolic significance to the Exodus story in a way that relates to non-African American audiences. Includes practical suggestions and exercises to equip pastors with the theological resources needed to preach prophetically. Abingdon Press.

William Brosend

9781501870248. $17.99; $13.49 LT20

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Sermons about Justice and Hope Kenyatta R. Gilbert

9781501832574. $21.99; $15.99

SEASONED SPEECH: Rhetoric in

NEW GEORGE BUTTRICK’S

Beitler seeks to renew interest in and hunger for an effective Christian rhetoric by closely considering the work of five beloved Christian communicators: C. S. Lewis, Dorothy L. Sayers, Dietrich Bonhoeffer, Desmond Tutu, and Marilynne Robinson. He situates these reflections within the Christian liturgical seasons for the essential truths they convey. IVP Academic.

George A Buttrick

the Life of the Church James E. Beitler III

9780830852444. $25.00; $18.99

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GUIDE TO PREACHING THE GOSPEL

In this never-before-published guide to preaching, we learn why the world needs competent preachers, what they must preach about, and how they go about creating the sermon with daily discipline and several practiced skills, including research, charting, outlining, writing, and performance. Abingdon Press. Coming in August. 9781791001742. $24.99; $16.79

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Preaching Delivering sermons with clarity, passion, and boldness NEW

SIMPLIFY THE MESSAGE: Multiply the Impact

Talbot Davis

Certainly, there is a difference between sermons given by young preachers and those delivered by seasoned ones. But often they share a common need…the need to break through the noise of culture and the cauldron of church to deliver sermons with clarity, passion, and boldness. Simplify the Message gives less experienced pastors a structure and a process for their sermons while providing practiced clergy the tools they need to invigorate their preparation and inspire their delivery. Stemming from the experiences and reflections of a 28-year preaching veteran, this resource is filled with examples of how simplified messages enhance impact. Abingdon Press.

9781501884603. 17.99; $13.49

THE PRACTICES OF CHRISTIAN PREACHING: Essentials for Effective Proclamation Jared E. Alcántara

A leading homiletician offers a practicecentered, collaborative, technologically innovative, next-generation introductory preaching textbook. Adopts a practice-based approach to teaching preaching. Includes access to online resources on a companion website. Baker Academic. 9780801098666. Hardcover. $24.99; $17.99

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PRACTICING THE PREACHING LIFE

BEYOND THE TYRANNY OF THE TEXT: Preaching in Front of

A holistic view of preaching is a practical way of preaching that requires not only a way of speaking well, but also a way of living well. Not only does this book explore the rhythms of the preaching life and the definition of what it means to be a good preacher, what makes it distinctive is Ward’s sense of compassion for all who live this embedded life. Abingdon Press.

This book is a new, transformative approach to corrective, creative, and prophetic preaching. The author says pastors long for interpretational creativity, a new sense of freedom, when preaching and offers a new fivepart method of scriptural interpretation that stretches from preparation to proclamation. Abingdon Press.

David B. Ward

9781501854941. $29.99; $18.49

the Bible to Create a New World James Henry Harris

9781501889066. $24.99; $14.49

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SAY SOMETHING! Simple Ways to Make Your Sermons Matter Charley Reeb

Barista-worthy coffee and edgy, hightech presentations may bring visitors to your service, but a well-crafted, meaningful message is what will bring them back. With his engaging conversational writing style, Reeb introduces six critical characteristics of effective sermons plus techniques for delivering unforgettable messages to congregations. Abingdon Press. 9781501874390. $15.99; $11.49

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Preaching Planning how to preach through the whole Bible NEW

THE WHOLE COUNSEL OF GOD: Why and How to Preach the Entire Bible

Tim Patrick and Andrew Reid

Expository preaching has been on the rise over the last five decades, with more and more pastors preaching through entire books of the Bible systematically. But few, if any, preachers have a longterm plan to teach every book of the Bible over a lifetime of ministry. Since the whole Bible is God’s Word to his people, all of Scripture is important for congregations to hear in order to grow as Christians. Written to make a case for the necessity of a long-term plan for preaching through the entire Bible instead of just randomly through individual books, The Whole Counsel of God is not a book on how to preach, but rather on how to plan and prepare long-range preaching programs through the whole counsel of God. Crossway Books.

9781433560071. $22.99; $16.79

THE FOUR PAGES OF THE SERMON, REVISED AND UPDATED: A Guide to Biblical

Preaching Paul Scott Wilson

An indispensable book for pastors to organize and prepare sermons. Wilson’s method involves basing sermons around 4 “pages,” each with a different theological and creative component that, when combined, communicates the “what,” “why,” and “how to” of a biblical message. Abingdon Press. 9781501842399. $34.99; $18.99 LT20

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PREACHING AS RESISTANCE:

PREACHING ABOUT RACISM:

As nationalism, patriarchy, and alt-right fear-mongering threaten our troubled nation, the pulpit has again become a subversive space of sacred resistance. In this provocative and powerful collection of sermons from diverse pastors across America, hear the brave and urgent voice of Christians calling for radical change rooted in love, solidarity, and justice. Chalice Press.

A preaching professor and pastor speaks directly to other faith leaders about how to address racism from the pulpit. She provides strategies and a theoretical framework for crafting biblical and theological sermons that incorporate insights from social sciences and psychology, gleaned from more than a decade of writing and teaching about racism. Chalice Press.

Voices of Hope, Justice, and Solidarity Phil Snider, editor

9780827231597. $19.99

A Guide for Faith Leaders Carolyn B. Helsel

9780827231627. $24.99; $19.99

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PREACHING GOD’S GRAND DRAMA: A Biblical-Theological Approach Ahmi Lee

How can preachers preach biblically faithful sermons that move listeners to positive action? An author on the cutting edge of contemporary homiletics and theology offers a fresh, theodramatic homiletical approach to preaching that helps listeners see themselves as actors in God’s grand drama. Baker Academic. 9781540960498. $22.99; $16.79

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Preaching Encouragement for preachers who wish to preach boldly NEW

PREACHERS DARE: Speaking for God

Will Willimon

Preachers Dare is adapted from Will Willimon’s Lyman Beecher Lectures on Preaching at Yale and is inspired by a quote from the great theologian Karl Barth. In a world in which sermons too often become hackneyed conventional wisdom or tame common sense, preachers dare to speak about the God who speaks to us as Jesus Christ. Willimon draws upon his decades of preaching, as well has his many books on the practice of homiletics, to present a bold theology of preaching. This work emphasizes preaching as a distinctively theological endeavor that begins with and is enabled by God. God speaks, preachers dare to speak the speech of God, and the church dares to listen. By moving from the biblical text to the contemporary context, preachers dare to speak up for God so that God might speak today. With fresh biblical insights, creativity and pointed humor, Willimon gives today’s preachers and congregations encouragement to speak with the God who has so graciously and effusively spoken to us. Abingdon Press. Coming in October.

9781791008055. Book. $18.99; $12.79

NEW STORIES BY WILLIMON The master storyteller known for his riveting, edgy, witty, and provocative stories and parables about human nature and Christian faith regales readers with insightful stories of joy, agony, thankfulness, greed, trust, fear, healing, suffering, laughter, weeping, yearning, irony, hatred, and love. Also illustrative and meaningful for sermon support. Abingdon Press.

9781501894138. Paper. $19.99; $14.99 9781501894145. Hardcover. $24.99; $18.99

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WHO LYNCHED WILLIE EARLE? ACCIDENTAL PREACHER:

Will Willimon

How do pastors of white, mainline Protestant churches preach effectively in situations of racial violence and dis-ease? Where to begin when it’s not possible to relate to black pain? Using the true story of pastor Hawley Lynn’s 1947 sermon, a response to the last lynching in Greenville, SC, this book helps pastors preach on race and violence, inviting and challenging the church to respond. Abingdon Press. 9781501832512. $17.99; $13.49

A Memoir Will Willimon

With his signature wit and humor, Willimon recounts memorable moments from his rich and full preaching life. This personal and vocational memoir portrays the adventure of a life caught up in the purposes of a God who calls unlikely people to engage in work greater than themselves. Wm. B. Erdmans Publishing. 9780802876447. Hardcover. $24.99; $18.99

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FEAR OF THE OTHER: No Fear in Love William H. Willimon

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It’s one thing to love people who are more or less the same as we are, but what about those who are strangers or people who live completely different lives? 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.

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Pastoral Care Helping pastors & pastors-in-training reflect on growing old NEW

AGING: Growing Old in Church Will Willimon; Jason Byassee, series editor Seasoned pastor and church leader Will Willimon excels at creating thought-provoking, accessible books for working pastors and seminarians. In Aging, part of the Pastoring for Life series, he takes a theologically rich look at numerous aspects of growing old. Drawing on Scripture, literature, current research, and his experiences as an aging adult, Willimon reflects on aging as a spiritual journey. He explores the challenging realities as well as the rewarding joys of growing old and shows pastors how to help their congregants grow old gracefully and in good Christian hope. Willimon also offers practical advice on helping church members as they encounter retirement, aging, caring for the aging, loss, bereavement, and finding faith in the last quarter of life. This eloquent, delightfully Christian perspective on aging will be of interest to all who care for aging souls—not only pastors but also chaplains and other ministers in hospitals, hospices, and extended-care facilities. Baker Academic. Coming in April. 9781540960818. $21.99; $15.49

THE PREACHER’S CATECHISM

Lewis Allen

The high calling of preaching can take a toll on a pastor’s soul. Many pastors start out with enthusiasm and joy but are quickly drained by the demands of day-to-day ministry. This book, written in the form of 43 questions and answers to reflect the format of historic catechisms, seeks to provide nourishment for the busy, weary pastor in the thick of ministry. Crossway Books. 9781433559358. Hardcover. $22.99; $19.49

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PASTORAL CARE: Telling the

Stories of Our Lives Karen D. Scheib

In the book Pastoral Care, Scheib rescues pastoral care from a narrow understanding of it as exceptional acts of intervention performed only in moments of dire crisis. Instead, it becomes a “daily practice of pastoral care,” an attending, in love, to the stories of others and a “listening for ways God is already present in a life story.” Abingdon Press. 9781426766473. $36.99; $23.49

MORAL INJURY: Restoring

CARING: Six Steps for Effective

Many people don’t believe in sin, and that can make it hard to help people reconcile what they have done with what they think is right and to recover from burdens of guilt and shame. Moral Injury shows you how to reclaim your pastoral tasks of soul care and oral guidance without succumbing to the temptation of moralizing so that you can help your congregants and communities. Abingdon Press.

Using the word “caring” as an acronym for her six-step process, Massey offers practical guidance for pastoral caregivers in coaching people in how to access their own spirituality, invoking both God’s help and the person’s own deep inner wisdom, creating an effective way for caregiver and care seeker to explore these six transformative steps together. Abingdon Press.

Wounded Souls Larry Kent Graham

9781501800757. $19.99; $11.29

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Pastoral Conversations Denise Massey

9781501884580. $18.99; $13.99

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Pastoral Care Experience God’s gifts & healing power when face to face with those in need NEW

FACE TO FACE: Meeting Christ in Friend and Stranger Samuel Wells

As a pastor, priest, or pastoral caregiver, you know firsthand that there are no easy answers when accompanying people who struggle with sickness, bereavement, or anxiety. The process of being present, listening, and responding is demanding and sometimes requires skills and wisdom beyond your own experience. Samuel Wells reflects theologically and pastorally on twenty such encounters in Face to Face, a book of profound practical wisdom and understanding that will inform and enrich your ministry, while helping you experience the power of God’s gifts and healing power when face to face with those in need. Abingdon Press.

9781501899010. $15.99; $11.99

NEW PLANNING SABBATICALS: A Guide for

GROWING LOVE IN CHRISTIAN MINISTRY WITH THE MARRIAGE THIRD EDITION: FORGOTTEN: Dementia through

Drawing on nearly two decades of wisdom from the Lilly Endowment Clergy Renewal Program, this guide for congregations and pastors moves away from a pastor-centric model and towards a holistic congregational framework for thinking about how the entire community can benefit from a pastor’s sabbatical. Chalice Press.

An ideal official United Methodist resource for clergy to use during prewedding counseling sessions. Includes Scripture references about marriage, interactive exercises, and worksheets for the couple. Abingdon Press.

Congregations and Their Pastors Robert Saler

9780827231795. $14.99; $10.99

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Pastor’s Manual Jane P. Ives and S. Clifton Ives

9781426757914. $14.99; $6.79

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9781426757907. Couple’s Manual, Pkg. of 2. (Joan & Richard Hunt) $17.99; $13.49

a Spiritual Lens Kenneth L. Carder

Carder reminds us that those with dementia maintain their identity and worth as beloved children of God. He confronts the deep personal and theological questions created by loving people with dementia and equips us with practical ways to nurture and incorporate them into the church’s life and ministry. Abingdon Press. 9781501880247. $22.99; $16.49

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THE CHANGEOVER ZONE: Successful Pastoral Transitions Jim Ozier and Jim Griffith

Addresses a critical and perennial need in the church: the process of handing the baton of pastoral leadership from one person to the next, offering practical, clear instructions and guidance for clergy and congregations. Includes detailed sections especially for clergy who are taking over from a founding pastor and for those replacing long-tenured pastors. Abingdon Press. 9781501810411. $16.99; $14.49

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For the Pastor Equips leaders with godly, biblical, and practical wisdom NEW

7 CHALLENGES PASTORS FACE: Overcome Common Struggles and Thrive in Ministry

David Horner

If you have served on a church staff for any length of time, you’ve almost certainly dealt with unhealthy expectations. Too many pastors embrace a hard-driving ministry that hurtles them toward burnout even as they convince themselves they are being obedient to God’s will. In reality, putting too much energy into one area of life or ministry causes you to neglect others. With 30 years of experience behind him, David Horner knows the pitfalls of a life in ministry. In 7 Challenges Pastors Face, Horner shows you how to: • balance the demands of your calling • sharpen your vision • grow a team • cultivate humility Developing a well-balanced approach to responsibilities and passions will equip you to thrive in the face of the many challenges of ministry. This book can show you the way. Baker Book House.

9780801094750. $19.99; $13.99

THE MAKING OF A PREACHER: SUNDAY COMES EVERY WEEK: PASTOR: REVISED EDITION: 5 Essentials for Ministers Today Marvin A. McMickle

“Preachers are not born; they must be made.” With these words, McMickle offers a five-stage approach to the spiritual formation of the preacher that draws from the biblical life of Moses. By exploring the process of spiritual formation on display in that leader’s life in Scripture, readers will be able to consider and deepen their own preaching ministries. Judson Press. 9780817017996. $17.99; $14.49 LT20

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Daily Habits for the Busy Preacher Frank G. Honeycutt

Using the days of the week as a framework, Honeycutt describes practical and essential tasks leading up to the writing and delivery of the Sunday sermon—habits that will provide lasting spiritual nourishment for pastors who plan for a long career in parish ministry. Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing. 9780802876454. Book. $19.99; $13.79

The Theology and Practice of Ordained Ministry William H. Willimon

Explores the vocation of ordained ministry amid changes in society and the church. Discusses who pastors are, what they do, and the distinctive roles they must fulfill. Abingdon Press. 9781501804908. $32.99; $17.79

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Reference The pastor’s go-to resources for weekly planning Both The Abingdon Preaching Annual and The Abingdon Worship Annual are lectionary-based and follow the calendar year (January through December). Abingdon Press. Coming in April.

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THE ABINGDON PREACHING ANNUAL 2021: Planning Sermons and

Services for Fifty-Two Sundays Tanya Linn Bennett, editor

Designed to stir the preacher’s imagination; offer fresh, intriguing ideas; and point the preacher in a good direction. Each week’s entry of The Abingdon Preaching Annual includes Primary Theme, Secondary Themes, and Worship Helps. Also includes essays on preaching topics, full sermons, and sermon series ideas. 9781501896637. $27.99; $19.99*

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THE ABINGDON WORSHIP ANNUAL 2021: Worship Planning

Resources for Every Sunday of the Year Mary Scifres and B. J. Beu, editors

The Abingdon Worship Annual offers fresh worship planning resources for all who plan and implement weekly worship. Worship leaders “need to offer prayers, prepare an order of worship, select music, and even prepare a sermon. Into that weekly task, we offer this resource to strengthen your ability to lead creatively and prepare consistently.” Liturgies and prayers are also included for New Year’s Day, Ascension Day, All Saints Day, Thanksgiving Day, and Christmas Eve. 9781501896651. $27.99; $19.99*

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NEW CONNECTIONS YEAR A, THREE-VOLUME SET:

A Lectionary Commentary for Preaching and Worship The only commentary for the entire Bible Joel B. Green, Thomas G. Long, Luke A. written exclusively from the Wesleyan Powery, Cynthia L. Rigby, and Carolyn viewpoint. Written by more than 40 J. Sharp, editors scholars from a broad range of Wesleyan denominations, it assists pastors in sermon preparation, small-group leaders in lesson planning, and laypeople in Bible study. Abingdon Press. 9781501823916. Hardcover. $89.99; $65.99*

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Features a broad set of interpretive tools that provide commentary and worship aids on the Revised Common Lectionary. Westminster John Knox Press. Coming in April.

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Will Willimon

Just what you need to begin the journey toward a sermon! For each Sunday of the Christian Year, this guide will fuel your imagination yet allow you to speak the Word in your distinctive voice. Abingdon Press. 9781501847523. $24.99; $18.99*

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Both lectionary and topical preachers will enjoy these sermon ideas that frame consecutive weeks of lectionary texts into seasonal and short-term series. With contributors from seven denominations, it offers new perspectives and fresh ideas for diving deep into biblical themes. Westminster John Knox Press. 9780664264635. $40.00; $29.49*

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CALENDAR & WORKBOOK FOR CHURCH LEADERS 2021 An enhanced appointment calendar for all church leaders. View appointments for the entire week in one spread. Convenient, stay-flat, spiral binding. Includes all the helpful features and information one expects to find in an outstanding calendar: • Extra space on Sunday to record special details (attendance, offerings, etc.). • A chart of the lectionary readings from the Revised Common Lectionary. • Liturgical days and colors. • National days for the United States and Canada. • Dates for Orthodox Good Friday, Easter, Pentecost, major Jewish feasts/festivals. • Beginning and ending dates for Daylight Savings Time. Also includes a month-at-a-glance section and pages for recording contact information for the current worship team, church leaders, or other groups. Abingdon Press. Coming in May.

9781501896620. Spiral-bound. $19.99; $12.99

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THE UNITED METHODIST CALENDAR & WORKBOOK 2021

An enhanced appointment calendar with UM-specific worship planning information for clergy, choir directors, church school workers, and all church staff. View appointments for the entire week in one spread with extra space on Sunday. Abingdon Press. Coming in May. 9781501896606. $19.99*

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Whether you’re the pastor of a small congregation, a music director, or a member of a large worship planning team, this unique tool can help create and capture weekly worship service details: sermon topic, hymns, anthems, acolytes, lay readers, and special services such as Communion or baptisms. Standard month-at-a-glance format Abingdon Press. Coming in May.

All-in-one, lectionary-based worship planning for each Sunday and holy day of the Christian Year, Sept.–Aug. Offers 8 or more suggested hymns for each service keyed to 16 hymnals from at least 7 denominations; the complete lectionary text of the Old Testament, Psalm, Epistle, and Gospel readings; suggestions for prayers, solos, more. Spiral-bound. Abingdon Press. Coming in April.

WORSHIP PLANNING CALENDAR 2021

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METHODIST PROGRAM CALENDAR 2021

The perfect planning tool for your program ministries, it allows you to record events, deadlines, and meetings over a 25-month cycle. Cokesbury. Coming in May. 9781501896491. Standard Ed. $11.99* 9781501896484. Classic Edition. Spiralbound. $12.99* 9781501896507. Desk Blotter. $19.99* 9781501896514. Digital Edition. $11.99*

Ecumenical Music & Worship Planner MUSIC & WORSHIP PLANNER Mary Scifres and David L. Bone 2020-2021

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All-in-one, lectionary-based worship planning for each Sunday and holy day of the year. Weekly pages, Sept.–Aug. Eight or more suggested hymns for each service keyed to UM worship hymnal resources; the complete lectionary text of the Old Testament, Psalm, Epistle, and Gospel readings; suggestions for prayers, solos, more. Spiral-bound. Abingdon Press. Coming in April. 9781501896408. CEB Edition. $27.99* 9781501896422. NRSV Edition. $27.99*

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Worship Planning & implementing contemporary worship that honors tradition NEW

FLOW: The Ancient Way to Do Contemporary Worship Lester Ruth

In an effort to plan invigorating and passionate contemporary worship services, old traditions are frequently pushed aside. And just as often, pastors and worship leaders lose sight of the reasoning behind prescribed orders of worship as found in resources like The United Methodist Book of Worship and the Book of Common Prayer. Flow offers a way to lead a service of Word and Table that is genuinely relevant and attuned to the congregation’s culture while incorporating and honoring the traditions of denominational congregations. It provides step-by-step guidance for rethinking traditional worship in a way that feels legitimately and authentically contemporary, combating the notion that contemporary worship, by definition, disregards or dishonors tradition. Abingdon Press.

9781501898990. $19.99; $14.99

NEW LITURGIES FROM BELOW: Prayers with People at the End of the World Claudio Carvalhaes

A collection of prayers, songs, rituals, rites of healing, Eucharistic and baptismal prayers, meditations and art from forgotten places on four continents (Asia-Pacific Islands, Africa, Americas, and Europe) to help us create a new vocabulary for worship and prayer, one that’s located amidst the poor and the major issues of violence and destruction. Abingdon Press. Coming in April.

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NEW BETTER SUNDAYS

NEW THE PURPOSE, PATTERN, PROTESTANT WORSHIP:

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Within the broad range of Protestant Christianity, we find diverse understandings of what makes for Sports teams review videos to improve “good worship.” This book develops their game. Shouldn’t church leaders a typology of Christian worship that collaborate to analyze and improve provides the basis for a method of worship services? These weekly assessing the decisions of congregations reflections can help worship teams ask and leaders in forming and changing evaluative versus defensive questions and think beyond style to worship content. the orders of their worship. Abingdon Press. Coming in October. Abingdon Press. Coming in September.

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Students and Practitioners O. Wesley Allen, Jr.

In this book, Allen uses the analogy of physics—with concepts of the big bang, time, space, matter, energy, and chaos—to explain the actions, reactions, outpourings, and responses of a worship service. With practical and useful instruction to help both beginning and practicing worship leaders become equipped to lead and plan worship. Abingdon Press. 9781501842658. $39.99; $21.99

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WORSHIP LIKE JESUS: A Guide for Every Follower Constance M. Cherry

Helps ministry leaders share the basic meaning and purpose of worship with everyone in their congregation, using Jesus’ model. Presents Christians with the most essential features of Christian worship as well as an understanding of their role so they can enter into worship in exciting and profound ways. Features sermons, team studies, and a built-in Leader Guide for group study. Abingdon Press. 9781501881473. $17.99; $13.49

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