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Birmingham Revolution Martin Luther King Jr.’s Epic Challenge to the Church Edward Gilbreath E DWARD

Birmingham Revolution

Martin Luther King Jr.’s Epic Challenge to the Church

Edward Gilbreath

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MARTIN LUTHER KING JR’S
MARTIN LUTHER KING JR’S
EPIC EPIC CHALLENGE CHALLENGE TO TO THE THE CHURCH CHURCH

In this timely book, journalist Ed Gilbreath explores the impact of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s “Letter from Birmingham Jail” fifty years after its publication, showing its profound implications for the church today. Hear the words of a prophetic Christian voice afresh in our time and place.

In-depth exploration of “Letter from Birmingham Jail,” commemorating fifty years since its publication

Examines the place of the jail letter in light of all that came before and after in King’s ministry

Explores the letter in light of current events

ministry • Explores the letter in light of current events Author Information Edward Gilbreath is an

Author Information Edward Gilbreath is an award-winning journalist and author. An editor-at-large for Christianity Today, Ed was formerly the editor of Today’s Christian magazine and the founding editor of the online magazine Urban Faith. His book Reconciliation Blues: A Black Evangelical’s Inside View of White Christianity was a 2007 Merit Award winner in Christianity Today’s annual Book Awards.

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African American Interest, Racial Reconciliation BISAC RELIGION / Christian Life / General

Market/Audience

History enthusiasts

Church leaders

Community and government leaders

African Americans

Related Title

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• African Americans Related Title 978-0-8308-3362-7 “Today, the historical significance of Dr. Martin Luther

“Today, the historical significance of Dr. Martin Luther King has either been virtually forgotten or has given way to a slew of one-dimensional caricatures. In Birmingham Revolution, Ed Gilbreath not only gives a fresh analysis of an important chapter of the civil rights movement, he also thoughtfully reintroduces Dr. King to a whole new generation.” —Carl Ellis Jr., assistant professor of practical theology, Redeemer Seminary

“Edward Gilbreath has written a smart, thoughtful and contemporary account of Martin Luther King Jr.’s ‘Letter from a

Birmingham Jail.’

challenges evangelical Christians to reexamine King’s theological convictions in light of racial and social class inequities facing the United States and the world

today.” —Randal Maurice Jelks, author of Benjamin Elijah Mays, Schoolmaster of the Movement: A Biography

[H]e prophetically

Making Spiritual Progress Building Your Life with Faith, Hope and Love Allen Ratta Foreword by

Making Spiritual Progress

Building Your Life with Faith, Hope and Love

Allen Ratta Foreword by Larry Osborne

MAKING SPIRITUAL PROGRESS Building Your Life with our Life with Faith, Hope and Love e
MAKING
SPIRITUAL
PROGRESS
Building Your Life with
our Life with
Faith, Hope and Love
e and Love
ALLEN RATTA
FOREWORD BY LARRY OSBORNE

We often think of “spiritual growth” as a matter of behavior, but in reality spiritual growth is a matter of the heart. In Making Spiritual Progress Allen Ratta introduces a revolutionary system for monitoring your motivations—faith, hope and love, the virtues out of which spiritual growth grows.

A new, interactive model for spiritual growth

Designed to be used with the online spiritual assessment tool at SpiritualProgress.com

Organized around the “motivational virtues” of faith, hope and love

the “motivational virtues” of faith, hope and love Author Information Allen Ratta is the CEO of

Author Information Allen Ratta is the CEO of SpiritualProgress.com, an online resource that provides the biblical content, messages and tools to encourage spiritual growth. He has served as a pastor for over twenty years.

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BISAC RELIGION / Christian Life / Spiritual

Growth

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“I’ve often said that following Jesus is not about doing, it’s about being. Jesus didn’t save me to do something. He saved me to be something: his child conformed to his image. Allen Ratta captures the heart of this reality in this book. I’m excited about the freedom that many will find in discovering the powerful truths Allen unpacks!” —Vance Pitman, founding pastor, Hope Baptist Church, Las Vegas, Nevada

Christ in Con ict (Revised) Lessons from Jesus and His Controversies John Stott Foreword by

Christ in Con ict (Revised)

Lessons from Jesus and His Controversies

John Stott Foreword by Jonathan Lamb

REVISED Christ in Conflict Lessons from Jesus and His Controversies John Stott
REVISED
Christ
in
Conflict
Lessons from Jesus and His Controversies
John Stott

Opening our eyes to the persistence of the controversies that followed Jesus throughout his public ministry, John Stott explains why the tension-filled social exchanges depicted in the Gospels provide us with a key to the heart of Christian doctrine.

A classic work long out of print is now available

Revised edition

work long out of print is now available • Revised edition Author Information John Stott (1921-2011)

Author Information John Stott (1921-2011) was for many years rector of All Souls Church in London. A leader among evangelicals around the world, Stott was a principal framer of the landmark Lausanne Covenant (1974). His many books, including Why I Am a Christian and The Cross of Christ, have sold millions of copies and in dozens of languages. Stott was honored by Time magazine in 2005 as one of the “100 Most Influential People in the World.”

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Market/Audience

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Church leaders

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Stott • Church leaders Related Titles 978-0-8308-2200-3 978-0-8308-3222-4 Contents Foreword by Jonathan Lamb Preface

978-0-8308-3222-4

Contents

Foreword by Jonathan Lamb Preface Foundations

A. A Call for Clarity

B. Why “Evangelical”?

Chapters

1. Religion: Natural or Supernatural?

2. Authority: Tradition or Scripture?

3. The Bible: End or Means?

4. Salvation: Merit or Mercy?

5. Morality: Outward or Inward?

6. Worship: Lips or Heart?

7. Responsibility: Withdrawal or Involvement?

8. Ambition: Our Glory or God’s?

Postscript: Jesus, Our Teacher and Lord Notes

Balanced Christianity (Expanded Edition) John Stott John Stott Balanced Expanded Edition Christianity 4.25" x

Balanced Christianity (Expanded Edition)

John Stott

John Stott Balanced Expanded Edition Christianity
John Stott
Balanced
Expanded Edition
Christianity

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Contents

1. Unity, Liberty & Charity

2. Intellect & Emotion

3. Conservative & Radical

4. Form & Freedom

5. Evangelism & Social Action

6. Life in the Spirit of Truth—An Interview

with John Stott Notes

Christians tend to polarize. Some have an intellectual faith, while others are more emotional. Some focus on structure while others focus on freedom. And some champion evangelism while others advocate for social action. John Stott’s classic statement of balanced Christianity shows how we can hold these tensions together in biblical, faithful ways.

Now back in print

A classic statement by John Stott on the virtues of having a balanced Christianity

Expanded edition includes an interview with Stott on the same subject

edition includes an interview with Stott on the same subject Author Information John Stott (1921-2011) was

Author Information John Stott (1921-2011) was for many years rector of All Souls Church in London. A leader among evangelicals around the world, Stott was a principal framer of the landmark Lausanne Covenant (1974). His many books, including Why I Am a Christian and The Cross of Christ, have sold millions of copies and in dozens of languages. Stott was honored by Time magazine in 2005 as one of the “100 Most Influential People in the World.”

Problems of Christian Leadership John Stott John Stott P R O B L E M

Problems of Christian Leadership

John Stott

John Stott P R O B L E M S O F C H R
John Stott
P R O B L E M S
O F
C H R I S T I A N
L EADERSHI P

Christian leaders face challenges. But God works with us and through us to ac- complish his purposes. Available here for the first time in English is John Stott’s practical wisdom for younger leaders. Speaking personally from his own experience, Stott addresses issues of discouragement, self-discipline, relationships and youth.

A new book by John Stott, published for the first time in English

Practical wisdom for younger leaders

Previously available only in Spanish (Los Problemas del Liderazgo Cristiano,

1992)

in Spanish ( Los Problemas del Liderazgo Cristiano, 1992) Author Information John Stott (1921-2011) was for

Author Information John Stott (1921-2011) was for many years rector of All Souls Church in London. A leader among evangelicals around the world, Stott was a principal framer of the landmark Lausanne Covenant (1974). His many books, including Why I Am a Christian and The Cross of Christ, have sold millions of copies and in dozens of languages. Stott was honored by Time magazine in 2005 as one of the “100 Most Influential People in the World.”

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Contents

Preface

1. The Problem of Discouragement: How to Persevere Under Pressure

2. The Problem of Self-Discipline: How to Maintain Spiritual Freshness

3. The Problem of Relationships: How to

Treat People with Respect

4. The Problem of Youth: How to Be a Leader When Comparatively Young

JOHN STOTT and INTERVARSITY PRESS

JOHN STOTT and INTERVARSITY PRESS A S T OR I E D PARTNERSHIP As John Stott’s

A S T OR I E D PARTNERSHIP

As John Stott’s main publisher in the U.S., InterVarsity Press enjoyed a wonderful partnership with the man they called “Uncle John”—one of the most influential and beloved evangelical leaders for the past half century. Upon Stott’s passing in 2011, InterVarsity Press publisher Bob Fryling said that Stott “was a pastor-teacher whose books and preaching not only became the gold standard for expository teaching, but his Christian character was a model of truth and godliness.”

Whether you are a longtime reader of Stott or discovering his writings for the first time, these timeless books will enliven your heart and mind with a renewed passion for the gospel of Jesus Christ.

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Co ee with Jesus David J. Wilkie R F B Radio Free Babylon Presents Coffee

Co ee with Jesus

David J. Wilkie

R F B Radio Free Babylon Presents Coffee Coffee with with Jesus Jesus David David
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F B
Radio Free Babylon Presents
Coffee Coffee
with with
Jesus Jesus
David David
Wilkie Wilkie

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Arts/Creativity, Christian Living, Church Life, Gift Book, Humor BISAC RELIGION / Christian Life /

Devotional

Market/Audience

Fans of Radio Free Babylon

Humor buffs

Pastors

Young adults

Meet Some of the Characters

• Pastors • Young adults Meet Some of the Characters Jesus Carl Lisa Thousands of people

Jesus

Pastors • Young adults Meet Some of the Characters Jesus Carl Lisa Thousands of people start

Carl

• Young adults Meet Some of the Characters Jesus Carl Lisa Thousands of people start each

Lisa

Young adults Meet Some of the Characters Jesus Carl Lisa Thousands of people start each day

Thousands of people start each day with a shot of Coffee with Jesus, the enormously popular online comic strip. Irreverent at times, yet always insightful, this volume features classic entries and all new, exclusive material, including new characters, twelve-panel megastrips and “behind the strip” reflections on life, faith and art.

Now in print! Your favorite online comic, now available for your coffee table

Featuring classic posts and all-new, exclusive material

Get to know your favorite characters! Meet some new ones!

Get inside the mind of the artist behind the strip on matters of life, faith and art!

artist behind the strip on matters of life, faith and art! Author Information David J. Wilkie

Author Information David J. Wilkie is the cofounder of Radio Free Babylon, a consortium of artists, writers and other cultural creatives.

“Christianity Today, the magazine I edited for 28 years, was not known for its keen sense of humor. That’s why Coffee with Jesus is one of my guilty pleasures. I read its sassy Jesus as a refuge from sober Christians and to make up for the smart aleck gene missing from my DNA.” —David Neff, former editor-in-chief, Christianity Today

“Like the first cup of the day, Coffee with Jesus offers a much-needed jolt to our culturally captured versions of Christianity and some beloved sacred cows. Yup— including my own.” —Sean Gladding, author of The Story of God, the Story of Us

The Art of Helping Others How Artists Can Serve God and Love the World Douglas

The Art of Helping Others

How Artists Can Serve God and Love the World

Douglas C. Mann

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Musicians, artists and other creative types are pulled in many directions by society’s conflicted vision for the arts. Doug Mann, from his vantage point as a Christian visual artist and music industry veteran, offers guidance for staying true to an artistic vision while remaining connected to the world’s needs.

Insights on the arts from a visual artist and music industry veteran

A way of thinking missionally about the arts

veteran • A way of thinking missionally about the arts Author Information Douglas Mann is a

Author Information Douglas Mann is a published songwriter, and a former music-business and book-publishing executive. He is an accomplished visual artist whose work can be found in collections throughout North America, Western and Eastern Europe, and Asia. Douglas is drawn to exaggerated color to express the spontaneity and power of living in the moment and believes art is music frozen in time. He divides his time between Colorado and Ukraine.

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Growth

Market/Audience

Artists, writers and musicians

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Related Titles

• General readers • Young adults Related Titles 978-0-8308-3401-3 978-0-8308-2291-1 Contents Introduction

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readers • Young adults Related Titles 978-0-8308-3401-3 978-0-8308-2291-1 Contents Introduction Part One: Awareness

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Contents

Introduction

Part One: Awareness

1. The Something Worth Losing Everything For

2. Calling All Creative Inciters

3. Fishers of Zen

Part Two: Art

4. Worship as a Creative Lifestyle

5. Beyond Propaganda and Boxes

6. The Freedom to Create Dangerously

Part Three: Activism

7. Color Me Human

8. The God of Ordinary People

9. Come Die With Us

“Douglas Mann has the hands of an artist and the heart of a pastor. This book will show you how there really is no difference. The artist is the new pastor.” —Ben Arment, creator of Dream Year and the Story Conference

Ten Words of Life for an Addicted, Compulsive, Cynical, Divided and Worn-Out Culture Sean Gladding

Ten

Words of Life for an Addicted, Compulsive, Cynical, Divided and Worn-Out Culture

Sean Gladding

TENE S EE AA NN G L A D D I N G The Story
TENE
S EE AA NN G L A D D I N G
The Story of God, the Story of Us
Author of
WORDS OF LIFE
FOR AN ADDICTED,
Compulsive,
CYNICAL, DIVIDED
AND WORN-OUT
Culture

“John

because deep down, if we’re really honest, none of us like to be told what to do.’”

Sean Gladding invites you to gather around as coffee and opinions flow over the Ten Commandments—words from God to people just freed from slavery. What might they mean for us today—the most “free” people who ever lived?

An engaging narrative about the Ten Commandments in contemporary society

Fresh insights from an innovative Bible teacher

turned the coffee mug in his hands as he thought. ‘I wonder if it’s

coffee mug in his hands as he thought. ‘I wonder if it’s Author Information Originally hailing

Author Information Originally hailing from Norwich, England, Sean Gladding has made his home in the United States for the last two decades, where he has served in pastoral ministry in church plants and new monastic communities. He is the author of The Story of God, the Story of Us.

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BISAC RELIGION / Christian Life / Spiritual

Growth

Market/Audience

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General readers

New Christians

Related Titles

• General readers • New Christians Related Titles 978-0-8308-3632-1 GROUP R ESOURCE GETTIN G LOST AND

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GROUP R ESOURCE GETTIN G LOST AND FOUND IN THE BI B L E 6
GROUP
R ESOURCE
GETTIN G LOST AND FOUND IN THE BI B L E
6 S E S S I O N S
O N T H E
C O R E T HEMES
O F THE
BI B L E

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Contents

Introduction: The Ten Commandments— Who Cares?

1. From Envy to Contentment: The 10th Word

2. From Deception to Truth Telling: The 9th Word

3. From Theft to Generosity: The 8th Word

4. From Betrayal to Fidelity: The 7th Word

5. From Violence to Peace: The 6th Word

6. From Obligation to Respect: The 5th Word

7. From Striving to Rest: The 4th Word

8. From Blasphemy to Reverence: The 3rd Word

9. From Idolatry to Worship: The 2nd Word

10. God: The 1st Word

“Sean Gladding reveals to us a grand biblical narrative refracted through ordinary people’s stories. Like light reflected in broken shards of glass, the purity of God’s vision for a peaceful, generous, restful, faithful world is described through the struggles and anxieties of everyday folk. You’ve never heard the Ten Commandments taught quite like this.” —Michael Frost, author, The Shaping of Things to Come and Exiles

Answers to Life’s Toughest Questions Raymond C. Hundley ANSWERS TO LIFE’S TOUGHEST QUESTIONS • The

Answers to Life’s Toughest Questions

Raymond C. Hundley

ANSWERS TO LIFE’S TOUGHEST QUESTIONS • The BiBle • DocTrine • chrisTian living • oTher
ANSWERS
TO LIFE’S
TOUGHEST
QUESTIONS
• The BiBle
• DocTrine
• chrisTian living
• oTher religions
• anD More
RAYMOND C. HUNDLEY

Lots of people have questions about Christianity. Some are proud of their skepti- cism; more, however, are seeking answers in good faith. Whatever the motivation, apologist Raymond Hundley has heard them all before. Here he offers good-faith answers to some of the most common, so people can get past their hurdles and onto the journey of faith.

Concise responses to honest questions about Christianity

Covering a range of categories, from Bible to doctrine, from the Christian life to current issues, from other faiths to matters of conversion

current issues, from other faiths to matters of conversion Author Information Raymond C. Hundley (Ph.D., Trinity

Author Information Raymond C. Hundley (Ph.D., Trinity Evangelical Divinity School) has served as a missionary in South America, a consultant for the World Evangelical Alliance, and as a professor of world religions and hermeneutics.

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Apologetics

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Apologists

Campus leaders

Evangelists

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leaders • Evangelists • Youth pastors Related Titles 978-0-8308-3466-2 978-0-8308-3420-4 “Throughout his career

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“Throughout his career as a college professor, Ray Hundley has invited his students to ask about the deepest issues of life and faith. In this book he answers the toughest questions he’s encountered from students with a wide range of religious beliefs. You will find his answers enlightening, thought-provoking and, at times, surprising. This is a must-read for anyone who has questions or doubts about the Christian faith.” —Bruce E. Ryskamp, retired president and CEO, Zondervan

“Raymond C. Hundley has given us an FAQ for the common objections to the Christian faith. Beginning with the Bible itself and its veracity and reliability as a foundation, Hundley goes on to give answers and point to further resources on diverse topics ranging from the problem of evil to the exclusive truth claims of Christianity in the marketplace of ideas and some of the pressing social issues of our day.” —Lindsay Brooks, staff apologist at Apologetics.com and cohost of the Apologetics.com Radio Show

Is Reality Secular? Testing the Assumptions of Four Global Worldviews Mary Poplin Foreword by Dallas

Is Reality Secular?

Testing the Assumptions of Four Global Worldviews

Mary Poplin Foreword by Dallas Willard

MARY PO P LIN FOREWORD BY DALLAS WILLARD IS REALITY SECULAR? TESTING THE ASSUMPTIONS OF
MARY
PO P LIN
FOREWORD BY DALLAS WILLARD
IS REALITY SECULAR?
TESTING THE ASSUMPTIONS OF
F OUR GLOBAL WORLDVIEWS
TESTING THE ASSUMPTIONS OF F OUR GLOBAL WORLDVIEWS What is the nature of reality? What does

What is the nature of reality? What does it mean to be human? And how do we account for ethics and morality? Mary Poplin examines secularism, naturalism, humanism and pantheism and explores the fundamental assumptions and limita- tions of each perspective.

Assesses such perspectives as secularism, naturalism, humanism and pantheism in light of Christian theism

Demonstrates the explanatory power of Christianity

Written by one of The Veritas Forum’s most popular presenters

by one of The Veritas Forum’s most popular presenters Author Information Mary Poplin (Ph.D., University of

Author Information Mary Poplin (Ph.D., University of Texas) is a professor of education at Claremont Graduate University, where she has served as director of the teacher education program and dean of the School of Educational Studies. She teaches courses on pedagogy, history and philosophy of education, as well as Christian principles related to these areas. She is also a frequent speaker at Veritas Forums and retreats across the country.

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Apologetics, Ethics, Philosophy, World Religions, Worldviews BISAC RELIGION / Christianity / General

Market/Audience

Apologists

Culture watchers

Students and faculty

Previous Title

Culture watchers • Students and faculty Previous Title 978-0-8308-3472-3 Contents Foreword by Dallas Willard Part

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Contents Foreword by Dallas Willard Part I: Is Reality Secular? Part II: Naturalism Part III: Humanism Part IV: Pantheism Part V: What if Judeo-Christianity Is True?

“The line of argument Mary Poplin develops in this book is vital for the future of education today and tomorrow, both for

secularists and for

breaks the impasse between secularists and Christians by intelligently reframing the questions which must be asked and answered for thoughtful and honest living today.” —Dallas Willard, from the foreword

Mary

“A terrific book for undergraduates, grad students and all those who want to be really educated—that is, aware of the sweep of intellectual history, what it has been and is now, and where it should be headed.” —James W. Sire, author of The Universe Next Door

Disunity in Christ Uncovering the Hidden Forces that Keep Us Apart Christena Cleveland CHRISTENA CLEVELAND

Disunity in Christ

Uncovering the Hidden Forces that Keep Us Apart

Christena Cleveland

CHRISTENA CLEVELAND Disunity in Christ Uncovering the Hidden Forces That Keep Us Apart
CHRISTENA
CLEVELAND
Disunity
in Christ
Uncovering the Hidden
Forces That Keep Us Apart

Despite Jesus’ prayer that all Christians “be one,” divisions have been epidemic in the body of Christ. Though we may think we know why this happens, Christena Cleveland says we probably don’t. Learn the hidden reasons behind conflict and divisions, the unseen dynamics at work that tend to separate us from others. Here are the tools we need to build bridges.

Excellent for bridging gaps between gender groups, age groups, ethnic groups, theological groups, and educational and economic groups

Based on latest research findings

From an award-winning researcher and organizational consultant

an award-winning researcher and organizational consultant Author Information Christena Cleveland (Ph.D., University

Author Information Christena Cleveland (Ph.D., University of California, Santa Barbara) is a social psychologist who teaches at St. Catherine University in St. Paul, Minnesota. She is an award-winning researcher and gifted teacher who brings organizational experience to her efforts to build unity. She consults with pastors and organizational leaders on multicultural issues and speaks widely.

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“Christena Cleveland’s book is delightful, witty and deeply insightful! She effortlessly weaves her own voice and stories with compelling social psychological research to convey an urgent, informed message that church leaders, educators and lay Christians will find profoundly useful.” —Christine Ma-Kellams, college fellow, department of psychology, Harvard

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Faith-Rooted Organizing Mobilizing the Church in Service to the World Alexia Salvatierra, Peter Heltzel alexia

Faith-Rooted Organizing

Mobilizing the Church in Service to the World

Alexia Salvatierra, Peter Heltzel

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Since the 1930s, organizing movements for social justice in the U.S. have largely been built on secular assumptions. But what if Christians were to shape their orga- nizing around the implications of the truth that God is real and Jesus is risen? Rev- erend Alexia Salvatierra and theologian Peter Heltzel propose a model of organizing that arises from their Christian convictions, with implications for all faiths.

An introduction to organizing for faith communities

• An introduction to organizing for faith communities Author Information Alexia Salvatierra is an ordained

Author Information Alexia Salvatierra is an ordained pastor in the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America. For over eleven years she was the executive director of Clergy and Laity United for Economic Justice (CLUE).

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Community organizers and government leaders

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Contents

Introduction

1.

The Roots of Faith-Rooted Organizing

2.

Dreaming God’s Dream Together: The Goals of Faith-Rooted Organizing

3.

Our Starting Place: The Call of the Poor

4.

Discerning the Kairos

5.

Questions of Power and Hope

6.

The Gift of Christ-Centered Community

7.

Individual Gifts

8.

Prophetic Advocacy and Public Witness

9.

Recruitment: God’s Pitchfork

10.

Formation of Leaders: Developing the Body of Christ

11.

Prophetic Spirituality: Sustaining the Struggle

Acknowledgments

Notes

Peter Heltzel is associate professor of systematic theology and director of the Micah Institute at New York Theological Seminary. He is the author of Jesus and Justice.

now in paperback! A Mind for God James Emery White James Emery White Author of

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A Mind for God

James Emery White

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James Emery White presents a well-written, accessible approach to the importance of the mind in a Christian framework. Now in paperback, this book will help you put your mind to use in the world as it was intended by our Creator.

Includes a top-ten reading list for beginning to develop your mind

Includes a top-twenty-five reading list for forming a Christian worldview

Includes a top-one-hundred reading list for engaging important ideas from his- tory to the present

for engaging important ideas from his- tory to the present Author Information James Emery White is

Author Information James Emery White is the founding and senior pastor of Mecklenburg Community Church in Charlotte, North Carolina. He is also adjunct professor of theology and culture at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary, where he previously served as the school’s fourth president. White is the author of over a dozen books, including Serious Times and Christianity Today Book of the Year award-winner Wrestling with God. Visit his blog at churchandculture.org.

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Contents

Acknowledgments

Introduction: A Mind for God

1. The Christian Mind

2. The Cultural Mind

3. The Library as Armory

4. The Lost Tools of Learning

5. Sacred Thinking

6. A Rule for the Mind

7. Thinking Out Loud

Appendix 1: Three Book Lists

Appendix 2: Resources for Learning

Notes

“God wants us to have the mind of Christ. But what is that mind and how do we get it? James Emery White answers these questions in some of the most lucid prose being written today. A pleasure to read! A joy to take his advice!” —James W. Sire, author of The Universe Next Door and Learning to Pray Through the Psalms

A Guidebook to Prayer Twenty-Four Ways to Walk with God MaryKate Morse Foreword by Joshua
A Guidebook to Prayer Twenty-Four Ways to Walk with God MaryKate Morse Foreword by Joshua

A Guidebook to Prayer

Twenty-Four Ways to Walk with God

MaryKate Morse Foreword by Joshua Choonmin Kang

A Guidebook to Prayer MaryKate Morse Twenty-four ways to walk with God Foreword by Joshua
A Guidebook to Prayer
MaryKate Morse
Twenty-four ways to walk with God
Foreword by Joshua Choonmin Kang

In this unique handbook, MaryKate Morse introduces twenty-four different prayer methods while also exploring prayer in light of each person of the Trinity. Revive your prayer life with these fresh new approaches.

A catalog of twenty-four distinct prayer methods

Field-tested in the author’s spiritual formation classes

Includes personal prayer experiences from field-testers

Incorporates a trinitarian perspective

Author Information MaryKate Morse is professor of leadership and spiritual formation at George Fox Evangelical Seminary and director of strategic planning at George Fox University in Portland, Oregon. She holds an M.A. in biblical studies and an M.Div. from Western Evangelical Seminary (now George Fox Evangelical Seminary), and her doctorate in leadership from Gonzaga University. A Quaker minister and a trained spiritual director, she frequently speaks at retreats and mentors leaders.Author Information MaryKate Morse

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prayer or prayer ministry Related Titles 978-0-8308-3536-2 978-0-8308-3475-4 Contents Foreword by Rev. Joshua Choonmin

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Contents

Foreword by Rev. Joshua Choonmin Kang

Acknowledgments

Introduction: Prayer as Roadness to God Part I: God the Father Part II: Jesus Christ the Son Part III: Holy Spirit the Comforter

Conclusion: Simply Pray on the Road of Life

“Certainly everyone who reads this thorough handbook will learn at least one or several

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most extensive and fruitful compendium I have ever found!”

—Marva J. Dawn, author of My Soul Waits, To Walk and Not Faint and Being Well When We’re Ill

This is the

“I recommend this book for those who want to go deeper into the world of prayer as well as those who want to pray but don’t know how to pray. Read this book slowly and prayerfully. As you do, you will find yourself falling in love with God.” —Joshua Choonmin Kang, pastor and author of Scripture by Heart

Luminous Living the Presence and Power of Jesus T. David Beck R P E S
Luminous Living the Presence and Power of Jesus T. David Beck R P E S

Luminous

Living the Presence and Power of Jesus

T. David Beck

R P E S E E H N LUMINOUS T W O E C P
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When pastor David Beck went to Haiti with a ministry team he found himself deeply experiencing the power of being Christ’s own hands and feet. Explores what it means to live out the reality of the incarnation, emphasizing the purpose, pres- ence, power and peace Christ offers us and we in turn extend to the world.

Brief ideas for spiritual practice within each chapter

More extended prayer exercises at the end of each chapter

Provides an appendix with group discussion questions

Makes the connection between formation and activism

• Makes the connection between formation and activism Author Information T. David Beck (Ph.D., Fuller

Author Information T. David Beck (Ph.D., Fuller Theological Seminary) is lead pastor of Sanctuary Covenant Church in Sacramento. Prior to 2010 he served as pastor of spiritual formation at King’s Harbor Church, also in California. Beck has been on the board of directors for Child Hope International since 2009 as an advocate for children in Haiti. Child Hope hosts Maison de Lumiere, an orphanage, feeding program, school and medical clinic in Port-au-Prince.

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Contents

Introduction: Moving to the Center

1. Shining Like Stars

2. Purpose: Knowing Why We Are Here

3. Being Present with God

4. Being Present in Our Bodies

5. Being Present with One Another

6. The Power of Surrender

7. The Power of Humility

8. The Power of the Spirit

9. Peace: The Way that Transforms

Conclusion: High-Contrast Living

Acknowledgments

Appendix 1: See the Light—Questions for

Reflection Appendix 2: Key Biblical Passages and Creeds

Luminous is the kind of book that is a pleasure to recommend to others. David Beck writes with the head of a scholar and the heart of a pastor, giving us a book that is full of wisdom made extremely practical. This is a great guide for any who care about living their faith, not just talking about it.” —Tim Morey, pastor of Life Covenant Church and author of Embodying Our Faith

Table in the Darkness A Healing Journey Through an Eating Disorder Lee Wolfe Blum LEE
Table in the Darkness A Healing Journey Through an Eating Disorder Lee Wolfe Blum LEE
Table in the Darkness A Healing Journey Through an Eating Disorder Lee Wolfe Blum LEE

Table in the Darkness

A Healing Journey Through an Eating Disorder

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A first-person account of anorexia and exercise addiction

Explores depression and suicide attempts

Author is eighteen years in recovery

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Author Information Lee Wolfe Blum is a heath educator in eating disorders and addictions at Park Nicollet Melrose Institute in St. Louis Park, Minnesota. She writes for findingbalance.com and gurze.com.Author Information Lee Wolfe Blum

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Lee’s story is a clear

Adventure of Ascent Field Notes from a Lifelong Journey Luci Shaw Luci Shaw ADVENTURE of
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Things Your Mother Never Told You A Woman’s Guide to Sexuality Kim Gaines Eckert Things
Things Your Mother Never Told You A Woman’s Guide to Sexuality Kim Gaines Eckert Things
Things Your Mother Never Told You A Woman’s Guide to Sexuality Kim Gaines Eckert Things

Things Your Mother Never Told You

A Woman’s Guide to Sexuality

Kim Gaines Eckert

Things Your Mother Never Told You Kim Gaines Eckert
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Kim
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Eckert

In this frank exploration of all aspects of what it means to be a sexual being created by God, Kim Gaines Eckert explores myths about female sexuality that we have absorbed from both popular culture and distorted religious teaching.

Includes both married and single women in the readership

Incorporates case studies from the author’s counseling experience

Covers little-explored topics such as regrets over past sexual activity and un- wanted experiences, and how we experience redemption

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1. You are Sexual and It Is Good

2. More Than an Act

3. Beyond the Battle of the Sexes

4. Sexual Self-Image in a Girls Gone Wild World

5. The Shame of Silence

6. Sex, Power & Fifty Shades of Grey

7. Healing from Unwanted Sexual Experiences

8. Sexual Disappointment

9. Redemptive Sexuality

Acknowledgments

Notes

Appendix: A Note to Small Group Leaders For Further Reading

Author Information Kim Gaines Eckert (Psy. D., Wheaton College) is a clinical psychologist specializing in relationship therapy, and assistant professor of psychology and counseling at Lee University, Cleveland, Tennessee. She is the author of Author Information Kim Gaines Eckert Stronger Than You Think: Becoming Whole Without Having to be Perfect. Stronger Than You Think: Becoming Whole Without Having to be Perfect. A Woman’s Guide.

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Author Information Tremper Longman III (Ph.D., Yale University) is Robert H. Gundry Professor of Biblical Studies at Westmont College in Santa Barbara, California. Longman is the author or coauthor of over twenty books, including How to Read Genesis, How to Read the Psalms, How to Read Proverbs and Literary Approaches to Biblical Interpretation. He and Dan Allender have coauthored Bold Love, Cry of the Soul, Intimate Allies, The Intimate Mystery and the Intimate Marriage Bible studies.

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Creation

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Fall

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Abraham

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Isaac and Jacob

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Joseph

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Exodus

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Wilderness Wandering

8.

Law

9.

Priests, Holy Place and Sacrifice

10.

Conquest

11.

Judges

12.

Saul, David and Solomon

13.

Psalms

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Wisdom

15.

Divided Monarchy

16.

Prophets

17.

Exile and Return

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CHARLES STONE FOREWORD BY ED STETZER PEOPLE-PLEASING PASTORS AVOIDING THE PITFALLS OF APPROVAL-MOTIVATED LEADERSHIP
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Contents Foreword by Ed Stetzer Introduction: My Personal Confession Section I: The Problem of People Pleasing in the Church Today Section II: The Solution Section III: The Leader’s Toolbox

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“Many of us in ministry have been dragging around a ball and chain called people pleasing. It is our constant companion that accuses us and fills us with regret. Charles Stone offers hope and help that can help us break free from the ball and chain of our approval addiction.” —Lance Witt, founder, Replenish Ministries, author, Replenish, former executive pastor, Saddleback Church

“Charles Stone is an excellent writer. I love his work. He hit a hot button with this book for all of us who serve as pastors. The temptation to keep people happy—and be liked—impacts all of our ministries. This is gold, pastors. Pure gold.” —Ron Edmondson, senior pastor, Immanuel Baptist Church, Lexington, KY

Children’s Ministry in the Way of Jesus David M. Csinos, Ivy Beckwith Foreword by John
Children’s Ministry in the Way of Jesus David M. Csinos, Ivy Beckwith Foreword by John

Children’s Ministry in the Way of Jesus

David M. Csinos, Ivy Beckwith Foreword by John H. Westerhoff III

CHILDREN ’ S MINISTRY IN THE WAY OF DAVID M. CSINOS AND IVY BECKWITH FOREWORD
CHILDREN ’ S
MINISTRY
IN THE WAY OF
DAVID M. CSINOS AND
IVY BECKWITH
FOREWORD BY JOHN H. WESTERHOFF III

Attract kids to church, the logic often goes, and you get parents in the pews. All that’s left is to get the kids out of the way. Here children’s ministers David Csinos and Ivy Beckwith draw on research in human development and spiritual formation to show how children become disciples and churches become centers of lifelong discipleship.

A fresh vision for keeping a new generation engaged with their faith

Author Information David M. Csinos is founder and president of Faith Forward, an organization for innovation in ministry with children and youth. He is the author of Author Information David M. Csinos Children’s Ministry That Fits and editor (with Melvin Bray) of Faith Children’s Ministry That Fits and editor (with Melvin Bray) of Faith Forward.

Ivy Beckwith (Ph.D., Trinity Evangelical Divinity School) is director of educational ministries at Rutgers Presbyterian Church in Manhattan. She is the author of Ivy Beckwith Postmodern Children’s Ministry and Formational Children’s Ministry, among other books. Postmodern Children’s Ministry and Formational Children’s Ministry, among other books.

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Children

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“Ivy Beckwith and David Csinos masterfully weave rich research with practical examples from their experiences leading children’s ministries to cast a vision of ministry with children as opposed to ministry to children.” —Henry Zonio, husband, dad, sociologist, author and blogger at KidminandCulture.com

“If you’re ready to venture into new horizons in children’s ministry, start reading. You’ll find well-written chapters full of wise insight—and you’ll be inspired to be part of a new era in the spiritual formation of children.” —Brian McLaren, author, speaker, activist, brianmclaren.net

“Simply brilliant!

in the Way of Jesus needs and deserves to be one of the most influential texts on children’s ministry of our generation and in years to come.” —Yvonne Morris, children’s adviser, Diocese of Oxford, and author of Side by Side with God in Everyday Life

Children’s Ministry

Prelude to Philosophy An Introduction for Christians Mark W. Foreman Foreword by J. P. Moreland

Prelude to Philosophy

An Introduction for Christians

Mark W. Foreman Foreword by J. P. Moreland

MARK W. FORE M A N FOREWORD BY J . P. M O R E
MARK
W.
FORE M A N
FOREWORD BY J . P. M O R E L A N D
PRELUDE
TO
PHILOSO P HY
AN INTRODUCTION
FOR CHRISTIANS

Unlike a full introduction to philosophy, Mark Foreman’s book is a prelude to the subject, a prolegomenon that dispels misunderstandings and explains the rationale for engaging in philosophical reasoning. Concise and straightforward, Prelude to Philosophy is a guide for those looking to embark on the “examined life.”

Written in a concise and clear style ideal for first-year students

Includes a foreword by J. P. Moreland

Provides a basic overview of logical principles and logical analysis

a basic overview of logical principles and logical analysis Author Information Mark W. Foreman (Ph.D., religious

Author Information Mark W. Foreman (Ph.D., religious studies, University of Virginia) is associate professor of philosophy and religion at Liberty University in Lynchburg, Virginia. He is also the author of Christianity and Bioethics: Confronting Clinical Issues.

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Undergraduates

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• Undergraduates Related Titles 978-0-8308-3975-9 978-0-8308-2766-4 Contents Foreword by J. P. Moreland

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Contents

Foreword by J. P. Moreland Preface

1. What Is Philosophy?

2. Why Is Philosophy Important?

3. What Athens Has to Do with Jerusalem:

The Importance of Philosophy for

Christians

4. The Divisions of Philosophy

5. A Little Logic

6. Informal Fallacies

7. Analyzing Arguments

Epilogue: Seven Virtues of a Christian Philosopher

The Lost World of Scripture Ancient Literary Culture and Biblical Authority John H. Walton, D.

The Lost World of Scripture

Ancient Literary Culture and Biblical Authority

John H. Walton, D. Brent Sandy

John H. Walton and D. Brent Sandy The Lost World of of ScriptureScripturec t ANCIENT
John H. Walton
and D. Brent Sandy
The
Lost
World
of
of
ScriptureScripturec
t
ANCIENT LITER A RY C U LTURE
A ND BI B L I C A L AUTHORITY

Walton and Sandy summarize what we know of orality and oral tradition as well as the composition and transmission of texts in the ancient Near East and the Greco-Roman world, and how this shapes our understanding of the Old and New Testaments. The authors then translate these insights into a helpful model for understanding the reliability of Scripture.

Reveals modern assumptions regarding literacy and the production of texts

Author Information John H. Walton (Ph.D., Hebrew Union College) is professor of Old Testament at Wheaton College. He is the author of Author Information John H. Walton The Lost World of Genesis One and general editor of The The Lost World of Genesis One and general editor of The Zondervan Illustrated Bible Backgrounds Commentary: Old Testament.

D. Brent Sandy (Ph.D., Duke University) is guest instructor of New Testament at Wheaton College. He edited (with Ron Giese) D. Brent Sandy Cracking Old Testament Codes: A Guide to Interpreting the Literary Genres of the Cracking Old Testament Codes: A Guide to Interpreting the Literary Genres of the Old Testament.

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Market/Audience Students and professors of biblical studies

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of biblical studies Related Titles 978-0-8308-3704-5 978-0-8308-2731-2 Contents Preface Introduction Part I: The

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Contents

Preface

Introduction

Part I: The Old Testament World of Composition and Communication Part II: The New Testament World of Composition and Communication Part III: The Biblical World of Literary Genres Part IV: Concluding Affirmations on the Origin and Authority of Scripture Faithful Conclusions for Virtuous Readers

“Exciting discoveries are occurring in the field of biblical studies, providing insights for the interpretation of biblical texts. Walton and Sandy discuss some of these findings; specifically, how the oral culture and the biblical literature proceeding from it were not concerned with reporting events with a modern idea of precision. This finding touches directly on the doctrine

of biblical

volume provides a fresh, careful and timely contribution to the field of biblical studies and is a must-read for serious students of the Bible.” —Michael R. Licona, associate professor of theology, Houston Baptist University, and

author of The Resurrection of Jesus

This well-written

The Journey of Modern Theology From Reconstruction to Deconstruction Roger E. Olson The JOURNEY of

The Journey of Modern Theology

From Reconstruction to Deconstruction

Roger E. Olson

The JOURNEY of MODERN THEOLOGY FROM RECONSTRUCTION TO DECONSTRUCTION ROGER E. OLSON
The JOURNEY
of MODERN
THEOLOGY
FROM RECONSTRUCTION
TO DECONSTRUCTION
ROGER E. OLSON

In this major revision and expansion of the classic 20th-Century Theology (1992), coauthored with Stanley J. Grenz, Roger Olson tells the full story of modern theol- ogy from Descartes to Caputo, from the Kantian revolution to postmodernism, now recast in terms of how theologians have accommodated or rejected modernity.

Provides a comprehensive and accessible account of modern theology

Offers an introduction to both major and minor figures in philosophy and theol- ogy in an easily readable way

Connects modern theology with both modern science and modern philosophy

The most up-to-date history available

modern philosophy • The most up-to-date history available Author Information Roger E. Olson (Ph.D., Rice University)

Author Information Roger E. Olson (Ph.D., Rice University) is professor of theology at George W. Truett Theological Seminary of Baylor University. He is the author of The Story of Christian Theology, The Mosaic of Christian Belief (both InterVarsity Press) and The Westminster Handbook to Evangelical Theology (Westminster John Knox).

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History

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Seminaries

Students and professors of theology and church history

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and church history Previous Titles 978-0-8308-1505-0 978-0-8308-2695-7 “A unique and independent contribution

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“A unique and independent contribution to the study of modern theology. Olson has focused upon the diverse reactions to modernity. The book includes a more extensive treatment of nineteenth-century theology, and it engages in detail with contemporary postliberal, postmodern and

deconstructive

fosters and encourages a dialogue with diverse theological options.” —Francis Schüssler Fiorenza, Stillman Professor for Roman Catholic Theological Studies, Harvard Divinity School

[Olson]

“In this highly readable and stimulating volume, Roger Olson navigates the nuances and complexities of modern theology with the aplomb of a seasoned scholar and the sensibility of an expert guide. The result is the best narrative account of the subject

available today. Indeed, it is hard to imagine a better introduction to the sweep of modern theology being written anytime soon.” —John R. Franke, Yellowstone Theological

Institute

Theology of Mission A Believers Church Perspective John Howard Yoder Edited by Gayle Gerber Koontz,

Theology of Mission

A Believers Church Perspective

John Howard Yoder Edited by Gayle Gerber Koontz, Andy Alexis-Baker

JOHN H OWA R D YODER THEOLOGY of MISSION A Believers Church Perspective E D
JOHN
H OWA R D
YODER
THEOLOGY
of MISSION
A Believers Church Perspective
E D I T ED
BY
G A Y L E
G E R B E R
K O O N T Z
AND A N D Y
A L E X I S - B A K E R

John Howard Yoder was one of the most important ethicists in the twentieth centu- ry. This groundbreaking volume—based on recently discovered lectures recorded in 1973—shows he was a profound missiologist as well. Working from a free church perspective, Yoder weaves together biblical, theological, practical and interreligious reflections to think about mission beyond Christendom.

Features an introduction by influential missiologist Wilbert Shenk

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Ecclesiology

Market/Audience

Missions and evangelism organizations

John Howard Yoder readers

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Students and professors of theology

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“This is a major work. Whether read in order to better understand Yoder or as a book on mission, it satisfies both readings. Those familiar with Yoder will find fresh theological developments—developments that are perhaps implied elsewhere but finally made explicit here. The significance of this book is difficult to calculate, but I suspect in the future it will become one of the crucial books necessary to understand John Howard Yoder.” —Stanley Hauerwas, Gilbert T. Rowe Professor of Theological Ethics, Duke Divinity School

Author Information John Howard Yoder (1927-1997), author of The Politics of Jesus, was best known for his writing on Christian pacifism. He was professor of theology at the University of Notre Dame, where he died at the age of 70.

Gayle Gerber Koontz (Ph.D., Boston University) is professor of theology and ethics at Anabaptist Mennonite Biblical Seminary.

Andy Alexis-Baker is coeditor of John Howard Yoder’s Christian Attitudes to War, Peace, and Revolution (Brazos, 2009). He is currently coediting the John Howard Yoder’s Challenge to the Church series for Herald Press.

Called to Be Saints An Invitation to Christian Maturity Gordon T. Smith Gordon T. Smith

Called to Be Saints

An Invitation to Christian Maturity

Gordon T. Smith

Gordon T. Smith CALLED TO BE SAINTS An Invitation to Christian Maturity
Gordon
T.
Smith
CALLED
TO BE
SAINTS
An Invitation to Christian Maturity

Theologies of justification are too numerous to count. In this book, Gordon Smith synthesizes a lifetime of writing on calling, conversion, discernment and spiritual formation in a comprehensive and compelling theology of sanctification. Smith presents holiness in its christological, sapiential, vocational, social and emotional dimensions.

Written by a leader in the field of Christian initiation and spiritual formation

Provides a comprehensive theology of the Christian life, including the beginning, the goal and the means of moving toward maturity

Two appendices apply content to churches and Christian higher education

apply content to churches and Christian higher education Author Information Gordon T. Smith is president and

Author Information Gordon T. Smith is president and professor of systematic and spiritual theology at Ambrose University College and Seminary in Calgary, Alberta. He is the author of many books, including Transforming Conversion (Baker Academic, 2010) and The Voice of Jesus (InterVarsity Press, 2003).

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Christian Growth, Practical Theology, Spiritual Formation

BISAC RELIGION / Christian Life / Spiritual

Growth

Market/Audience

Spiritual directors and life coaches

Pastors

Students and professors of theology

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Contents

Introduction

1. Called to Be Saints: The Need for a Compelling Theology of Holiness

2. Union with Christ

3. Holy People Are Wise People: An Invitation to Sapiential Holiness

4. Called to Do Good Work: An Invitation to Vocational Holiness

5. Learning to Love: An Invitation to Social Holiness

6. Joy and the Ordering of the Affections:

An Invitation to Emotional Holiness

Appendix 1: Congregations and

Transformation: The Church and the Call

to Spiritual Maturity

Appendix 2: Christian Higher Education:

A Passion for Wisdom and Spiritual

Transformation

“Gordon Smith compellingly connects Christian maturity and holiness, and in a way that reminds us that we need not shy away from calling ourselves saints as we grow in our life with Christ.” —Steve Harper, emeritus professor of spiritual formation and Wesley studies, Asbury Theological Seminary

Evidence-Based Practices for Christian Counseling and Psychotherapy Edited by Everett L. Worthington Jr., Eric L.

Evidence-Based Practices for Christian Counseling and Psychotherapy

Edited by Everett L. Worthington Jr., Eric L. Johnson, Joshua N. Hook, Jamie D. Aten

Evidence-Based Practices for Christian Counseling and Psychotherapy Edited by Everett L. Worthington Jr., Eric L.
Evidence-Based Practices
for Christian Counseling
and Psychotherapy
Edited by
Everett L. Worthington Jr., Eric L. Johnson,
Joshua N. Hook and Jamie D. Aten
Jr., Eric L. Johnson, Joshua N. Hook and Jamie D. Aten The essays in this volume

The essays in this volume examine evidence-based approaches to Christian coun- seling and psychotherapy, exploring treatments for individuals, couples and groups. The book addresses both the advantages and the challenges of this evidence-based approach and concludes with reflections on the future of such treatments.

Features essays by leaders in the field of Christian counseling and psychotherapy, including Siang-Yang Tan and James N. Sells

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Psychologists

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Contents Introduction to Evidence-Based Practices in Christian Counseling and Psychotherapy Part I: Evidence-Based General Psychotherapeutic Factors Part II: Evidence-Based Approaches to Psychotherapeutic Treatment of Individuals Part III: Evidence-Based Psychotherapeutic Treatments for Couples and Groups Part IV: Reflecting on Evidence-Based Treatments List of Contributors Author Index Subject Index

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Editor Information Everett L. Worthington Jr. is professor of psychology at Virginia Commonwealth University.

Eric L. Johnson is Lawrence and Charlotte Hoover Professor of Pastoral Care at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary.

Joshua N. Hook is assistant professor of psychology at the University of North Texas.

Jamie D. Aten is Dr. Arthur P. Rech and Mrs. Jean May Rech Associate Professor of Psychology at Wheaton College.

The Future of Biblical Interpretation Responsible Plurality in Biblical Hermeneutics Edited by Stanley E. Porter,

The Future of Biblical Interpretation

Responsible Plurality in Biblical Hermeneutics

Edited by Stanley E. Porter, Matthew R. Malcolm

EDITED BY STANLEY E. PORTER AND MATTHEW R. MALCOLM THE FUTURE OF BIBLICAL INTERPRETATION RESPON
EDITED BY STANLEY E. PORTER
AND MATTHEW R. MALCOLM
THE FUTURE
OF BIBLICAL
INTERPRETATION
RESPON S IBL E PLURALITY
I N
B IBLICAL
H E R M E N E UTIC S
CONTRIBUTORS INCLUDE:
RICHARD S. BRIGGS
JAMES D. G. DUNN
TOM GREGGS
R. WALTER L. MOBERLY
ROBERT C. MORGAN
ANTHONY C. THISELTON

A perennial issue in biblical studies relates to the Bible’s plurality of voices, which often yield a plurality of interpretations. How can readers acknowledge this diversity while being responsible interpreters of Scripture? The contributors in this volume set out to address this question, opening up an engaging conversation that will encourage productive new horizons for biblical hermeneutics.

Essays in honor of Anthony C. Thiselton, a leading scholar in hermeneutics

Editor Information Stanley E. Porter (Ph.D., University of Sheffield) is president, dean and professor of New Testament at McMaster Divinity College in Hamilton, Ontario.

Matthew R. Malcolm lectures in Greek and New Testament at Trinity Theological College in Perth, Western Australia. He is the author of The World of 1 Corinthians.

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Market/Audience

Students and professors of biblical studies

Readers of Anthony Thiselton

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studies • Readers of Anthony Thiselton Related Titles 978-0-8308-3963-6 Contents Introduction by Stanley E.

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Contents Introduction by Stanley E. Porter and

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Matthew R. Malcolm

1. The Future of Biblical Interpretation and Responsible Plurality in Hermeneutics Anthony C. Thiselton

2. Biblical Hermeneutics and Theological

Responsibility Stanley E. Porter

3. Biblical Hermeneutics and Scriptural Responsibility Richard S. Briggs

4. Biblical Hermeneutics and Kerygmatic Responsibility Matthew R. Malcolm

5. Biblical Hermeneutics and Historical Responsibility James D. G. Dunn

6. Biblical Hermeneutics and Critical Responsibility Robert C. Morgan

7. Biblical Hermeneutics and Relational Responsibility Tom Greggs

8. Biblical Hermeneutics and Ecclesial Responsibility R. Walter L. Moberly

Conclusion by Stanley E. Porter and Matthew R. Malcolm

A Missional Orthodoxy Theology and Ministry in a Post-Christian Context Gary Tyra A MISSIONAL ORTHODOXY

A Missional Orthodoxy

Theology and Ministry in a Post-Christian Context

Gary Tyra

A MISSIONAL ORTHODOXY THEOLOGY AND MINISTRY IN A POST-CHRISTIAN CONTEXT GARY TYRA
A MISSIONAL
ORTHODOXY
THEOLOGY AND MINISTRY IN A
POST-CHRISTIAN CONTEXT
GARY TYRA

In an effort to be faithful to Christian orthodoxy and yet sensitive to our postmodern context, Gary Tyra presents a comprehensive third way between traditional confes- sional theology and the emergent theologies of Brian McLaren and Marcus Borg. The result is a humble, contextual theology for the church today.

Examines each of the major doctrines in Christian systematic theology

Presents a nuanced treatment of contextualization in theology

Offers a thorough analysis and critique of contemporary emergent theologians

analysis and critique of contemporary emergent theologians Author Information Gary Tyra (D.Min., Fuller Theological

Author Information Gary Tyra (D.Min., Fuller Theological Seminary) is professor of biblical and practical theology at Vanguard University of Southern California. Formerly the chair for the department of religion at Vanguard, Tyra also has over twenty-five years of pastoral experience including his last position as senior pastor at Yorba Linda Community Church in Yorba Linda, California. Tyra is the author of The Holy Spirit in Mission, Christ’s Empowering Presence and Defeating Pharisaism, as well as numerous published papers and articles.

6" x 9" 410 pages

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BISAC RELIGION / Christian Theology /

Systematic

Market/Audience

Pastors

Seminary students and professors

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students and professors Previous Titles 978-0-8308-3949-0 978-0-8308-5625-1 Contents Abbreviations Preface Part I:

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Contents

Abbreviations

Preface

Part I: The Foundation of a Missional Orthodoxy Part II: The Forging of a Missional Orthodoxy

Conclusion

Name and Subject Index Scripture Index

“The question today is how the church can contextualize its message to engage the culture without watering down the Gary Tyra calls the church to embrace a vision that is both thoroughly missional and deeply orthodox at the same time. It is a vision that allows the church to steer clear of the common mistakes of overcontextualization on the one hand and irrelevancy on the other. This is an exciting book, filled with thoughtful insights and helpful suggestions on how the church can be all that God has called it to be—a dynamic community of people living for the kingdom and impacting the world around them.” —Jim Belcher, Knox Theological Seminary

Recovering the Full Mission of God A Biblical Perspective on Being, Doing and Telling Dean

Recovering the Full Mission of God

A Biblical Perspective on Being, Doing and Telling

Dean Flemming

DEAN FLEMMING RECOVERING THE FULL MISSION OF GOD A BIBLICAL PERSPECTIVE ON BEING, DOING AND
DEAN FLEMMING
RECOVERING THE
FULL MISSION OF GOD
A BIBLICAL PERSPECTIVE ON BEING, DOING AND TELLING

Should our proclamation of the gospel be in words or deeds or both? What do the Scriptures say? New Testament scholar and missionary Dean Flemming takes a look at this disputed question. Rooted in the Old Testament and covering the Gospels, Paul, Acts, Peter and Revelation, Flemming provides a biblically sound basis for holistic evangelism.

Shows how telling, doing and being relate seamlessly in the mission of God

Offers a nuanced vision of the rich and multifaceted nature of Christian mission

of the rich and multifaceted nature of Christian mission Author Information Dean Flemming (Ph.D., University of

Author Information Dean Flemming (Ph.D., University of Aberdeen) is professor of New Testament and missions at MidAmerica Nazarene University in Olathe, Kansas. A missionary educator for more than twenty years, he formerly taught in the Philippines and Germany. He is the author of the New Beacon Bible Commentary on Philippians. He is an ordained minister in the Church of the Nazarene and has pastored churches in Ohio and Japan.

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Biblical Theology, Evangelism, Missiology BISAC RELIGION / Christian Ministry /

Missions

Market/Audience

Evangelists

Mission & evangelism organizations

Missional church planters

Missionaries

Seminary students and professors

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“This is an excellent book—a marvelous contribution to the ongoing discussion of the nature of mission. With sterling biblical scholarship Dean Flemming demonstrates clearly from the biblical story, and especially the New Testament, that the church’s mission is full-orbed, encompassing life, word and deed. The careful treatment of the Old Testament story and a wide range of the New Testament canon should go a long way to fill out more reductionist understandings of mission. I hope this book gets a wide reading.” —Michael Goheen, professor of missional theology, Newbigin House of Studies, San Francisco, and author of A Light to the Nations

The Question of Canon Challenging the Status Quo in the New Testament Debate Michael J.

The Question of Canon

Challenging the Status Quo in the New Testament Debate

Michael J. Kruger

C h a l l e n g i n g t h e S
C h a l l e n g i n g
t h e
S t a t u s
Q u o
in
the
New
Testament
Debate
THE
QUESTION
OF
CANON
M I C HAEL
J.
KRUGER

Unlike many books on the New Testament canon, The Question of Canon does not seek to explain, Why these books and no others? It asks the question, Why is there a New Testament at all? Was the notion of a canon of literature out of sync with the earliest Christian movement? Michael Kruger challenges commonly held views on the emergence of the New Testament canon by reframing the conversation.

Challenges five assumptions of the extrinsic model of the formation of the New Testament canon

Argues for developing an intrinsic model in which the New Testament canon emerges naturally from the DNA of early Christianity

Written by an expert in the field of text and canon

• Written by an expert in the field of text and canon Author Information Michael J.

Author Information Michael J. Kruger (Ph.D., University of Edinburgh) is associate professor of New Testament at Reformed Theological Seminary in Charlotte, North Carolina. He is author of several books including The Heresy of Orthodoxy, Gospel Fragments, coauthored with Thomas Kraus and Tobias Nicklas, and The Gospel of the Savior.

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Market/Audience Students and professors of biblical studies

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of biblical studies Related Titles 978-0-8308-1258-5 978-0-8308-2736-7 Contents Preface Abbreviations

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Contents

Preface

Abbreviations

Introduction

1. The Definition of Canon: Must We Make a Sharp Distinction Between the Definitions of Canon and Scripture?

2. The Origins of Canon: Was There Really Nothing in Early Christianity That May Have Led to a Canon?

3. The Writing of Canon: Were Early Christians Averse to Written Documents?

4. The Authors of Canon: Were the New Testament Authors Unaware of Their Own Authority?

5. The Date of Canon: Were the New Testament Books First Regarded as Scripture at the End of the Second Century?

Conclusion

“If you are interested in the formation of the New Testament canon, you cannot afford to neglect this book.” —Donald A. Hagner, Fuller Theological Seminary

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Our Present and Future Hope

John E. Phelan Jr.

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Author Information John E. Phelan Jr. is senior professor of theological studies at North Park Theological Seminary in Chicago, Illinois. He formerly served as dean and president of the seminary. Phelan is also the author of several books, including All God’s People and The Church in the Postmodern World.

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9. Hope for Israel

10. Hope for the Church

Bibliography

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Why Don’t Bible Genealogies Always Match Up?

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Scripture Index

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