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Ministry Bible and Theology for Ministry

  • Life Unsettled: A Scriptural Journey for Wilderness Times

    Life Unsettled: A Scriptural Journey for Wilderness Times

    Cory Driver (Author)

    The metaphor of wilderness journeying and the biblical book of Numbers take center stage in Cory Driver's creative account of life in wilderness times, a hallmark metaphor for the life of faith. The author combines the study of biblical texts, ancient Jewish legends, modern theological insights, and his own personal journeys to provide a guide for moving forward when we feel lost and confused. It includes a discussion guide ideal for group use.

    $19.99

    Available August 10, 2021

  • Honest to God Preaching: Talking Sin, Suffering, and Violence

    Honest to God Preaching: Talking Sin, Suffering, and Violence

    Brent A. Strawn (Author)

    Brent A. Strawn focuses on the importance of honesty in preaching, especially around three challenging Old Testament themes: sin, suffering, and violence. He makes the case that preaching honestly about these topics is critical in the church today. Without honesty regarding them, there is no way forward to reconciliation, health, and recovery. He frames this work specifically for working preachers, to help them speak to these thorny themes with depth and clarity.

    $19.99

    Available December 7, 2021

  • The Unfolding Gospel: How the Good News Makes Sense of Discipleship, Church, Mission, and Everything Else.

    The Unfolding Gospel: How the Good News Makes Sense of Discipleship, Church, Mission, and Everything Else.

    John P. Bowen (Author), David Fitch (Foreword by)

    Many churches and their leaders are discouraged about the future of the church. John Bowen believes the solution is to be found not in new programs or strategies but in a recovery of theological vision--that of Jesus and his gospel, which transforms every aspect of life. Bowen hopes that church leaders--evangelical and mainline, young and old, emerging and traditional--will have a transformative "Aha!" moment as this gospel hypothesis unfolds. 

    $21.00

    Available July 6, 2021

  • Preaching Jeremiah: Announcing God's Restorative Passion

    Preaching Jeremiah: Announcing God's Restorative Passion

    Walter Brueggemann (Author), Carolyn J Sharp (Foreword by)

    In this book, Walter Brueggemann conducts in an experiment in homiletics. He wants us to wrestle with the question: What if we allow the canonical shape of the book of Jeremiah to instruct us concerning the shape and trajectory of the sermon? The preaching task requires honesty about what God requires and a clear proclamation of what God has done and will yet do.

    $19.99

  • Everyone Must Eat: Food, Sustainability, and Ministry

    Everyone Must Eat: Food, Sustainability, and Ministry

    Mark L. Yackel-Juleen (Author)

    Rural contexts are often over-looked, treated as "flyover land." But because everyone must eat, rural communities and their work in food production are important to the whole of society. Mark Yackel-Juleen, the executive director of Shalom Hill Farm, connects issues of food production and environmental sustainability in profound ways to the Bible and theology. He offers actionable tools for rural leaders and ministers to address issues of sustainability and land use in their ministry.

    $18.99

    Available December 7, 2021

  • Today Everything Is Different: An Adventure in Prayer and Action

    Today Everything Is Different: An Adventure in Prayer and Action

    Dirk G. Lange (Author)

    In Today Everything Is Different Dirk Lange does not fail to deliver the "unexpected" in helping readers gain both a greater understanding of Christian spirituality and a path to it. On this adventure, the reader will explore the foundational underpinnings of baptism, the impact of prayer in many forms--especially in community--and the insights of giants like Luther and Bonhoeffer. The great beauty of the book, however, is found in the incredibly moving stories Lange shares.

    $19.99

  • Where God Meets Man, 50th Anniversary Edition: Luther's Down-to-Earth Approach to the Gospel

    Where God Meets Man, 50th Anniversary Edition: Luther's Down-to-Earth Approach to the Gospel

    Gerhard O. Forde (Author), Bradley C. Jenson (Contributor)

    The fundamental theme of this book is the "down-to-earth" character of Luther's theology in the hope that it will help individual Christians today to be both faithful to God and true to their human and social responsibilities. This 50th Anniversary Edition includes a preface by Marianna Forde and a new study guide by Bradley C. Jenson, created to encourage new readings and conversations about Forde's influential take on Luther, theology, and the church.

    $19.00

    Available October 12, 2021

  • The Underground Church: Reclaiming the Subversive Way of Jesus

    The Underground Church: Reclaiming the Subversive Way of Jesus

    Robin Meyers (Author)

    The Underground Church proposes a faithful recapturing of the spirit of the early church with emphasis on what Christians do rather than what they believe. Prominent progressive writer, speaker, and minister Robin Meyers proposes that the best way to recapture the spirit of the early Christian church is to recognize that Jesus-following was subversive in the best sense of the word, because the gospel taken seriously turns the world upside down.

    $18.99

  • God So Enters into Relationships That...: A Biblical View

    God So Enters into Relationships That...: A Biblical View

    Terence E. Fretheim (Author)

    Respected biblical theologian Terrence E. Fretheim weaves key insights from Scripture with theological reflections on the nature and activity of God. He emphasizes for pastoral leaders the importance of using this kind of language to speak to the realities of life and faith in sermons, worship, prayers, and teaching of all kinds. Filled with helpful insights communicated in clear language, this is a must-read for all want to know more about the nature of God.

    $18.99

  • Shepherd Leadership: Wisdom for Leaders from Psalm 23

    Shepherd Leadership: Wisdom for Leaders from Psalm 23

    Blaine McCormick (Author), David Davenport (Author)

    Shepherd Leadership offers a much-needed lens through which to consider our own leadership as well as the leadership of those around us. This book teaches us important lessons about leadership: we can be vigilant without being adversarial, we can serve without being passive, and we can guide without commanding. Shepherd Leadership offers a visionary new model for transforming leadership practices in both corporate and small business settings. This is whole-person leadership.

    $18.99

  • The Politics of Faith: The Bible, Government, and Public Policy

    The Politics of Faith: The Bible, Government, and Public Policy

    Jerry L. Sumney (Author)

    The Politics of Faith speaks to Christians and others who seek to discuss the role of the Bible in their decisions about civic politics. This book will help readers talk about how a deeper understanding of Scripture can affect how one votes and the kinds of policies one supports. Each chapter ends with a set of questions for discussion that both review what is in the chapter and provoke discussion about faithful action.

    $16.99

  • The Collected Sermons of Dietrich Bonhoeffer

    The Collected Sermons of Dietrich Bonhoeffer

    Dietrich Bonhoeffer (Author), Isabel Best (Editor)

    Preaching, according to Bonhoeffer, is like offering an apple to a child. The gospel is proclaimed, but for it to be received as gift depends on whether or not the hearer is in a position to do so...

    $29.95

  • Becoming an Anti-Racist Church: Journeying toward Wholeness

    Becoming an Anti-Racist Church: Journeying toward Wholeness

    Joseph Barndt (Author)

    Martin Luther King's observation that 11 a.m. on Sunday is the most segregated hour of the week remains all too true. Christians addressing racism in American...

    $20.00

  • Awed to Heaven, Rooted in Earth: Prayers of Walter Brueggemann

    Awed to Heaven, Rooted in Earth: Prayers of Walter Brueggemann

    Walter Brueggemann (Author), Edwin Searcy (Editor)

    This thoughtful collection of prayers emerged from Brueggemann's thirty-five years of teaching in seminaries. Full of reflection, faith, and dialogue, they...

    $19.00

  • John: Fortress Biblical Preaching Commentaries

    John: Fortress Biblical Preaching Commentaries

    Karoline M. Lewis (Author)

    With attention to both liturgical interpretation and exegetical analysis, Lewis provides a unique preaching resource that will build biblical literacy by assisting both preachers and listeners in understanding John's Gospel as a whole.

    $22.00

  • The Collected Sermons of Dietrich Bonhoeffer: Volume 2

    The Collected Sermons of Dietrich Bonhoeffer: Volume 2

    Victoria J. Barnett (Author), Dietrich Bonhoeffer (Author)

    In his preaching, Dietrich Bonhoeffer's strong, personal faith—the foundation for everything he did—shines in the darkness of Hitler's Third Reich and in the church struggle against it. Though not overtly political, Bonhoeffer's deep concern for the developments in his world is revealed in his sermons as he seeks to draw the listener into conversation with the promises and claims of the gospel—a conversation readers today are invited to join.

    $29.95

  • I Can Do No Other: The Church's New Here We Stand Moment

    I Can Do No Other: The Church's New Here We Stand Moment

    Anna M. Madsen (Author)

    Author Anna M. Madsen's book is a fresh and challenging look at the legacy of Martin Luther and the new reformation that is calling people of faith to action today. She makes a compelling case that justice, anchored in justification, is our new Reformation moment, one not inconsistent with Luther's theology, but weighted differently to address the different weighty concerns of our day. A study guide is included to encourage group conversation and action.

    $18.99

  • Literary Companion to the Lectionary: Readings Throughout the Year

    Literary Companion to the Lectionary: Readings Throughout the Year

    Mark Pryce (Compiler/Editor)

    This beautiful book offers poems and literary pieces for Sundays and principal feasts throughout the liturgical year. Each selection relates to an aspect of...

    $23.00

  • Preaching and the Literary Forms of the Bible

    Preaching and the Literary Forms of the Bible

    Thomas G. Long (Author)

    Long argues that the literary form and dynamics of biblical texts can and should make a difference in the kinds of sermons created from those texts, not only...

    $23.00

  • Mark: Fortress Biblical Preaching Commentaries

    Mark: Fortress Biblical Preaching Commentaries

    David Schnasa Jacobsen (Author/Editor)

    The author draws together the strengths of two exegetical approaches to the Gospel of Mark in this volume. With liturgical sensitivity and exegetical skill, Jacobsen here provides a unique preaching resource that will build biblical literacy by assisting both preachers and listeners in understanding Mark's Gospel as narrative-theological whole, not just as a collection of loosely related stories.

    $22.00

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