Fortress Press

Ministry Bible and Theology for Ministry

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

    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

  • Future Faith: Ten Challenges Reshaping Christianity in the 21st Century

    Future Faith: Ten Challenges Reshaping Christianity in the 21st Century

    Wesley Granberg-Michaelson (Author)

    In Future Faith: Ten Challenges Reshaping Christianity in the 21st Century author Wesley Granberg-Michaelson provides a lucid view of how the top ten winds of change blowing through...

    $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

  • Matthew: Fortress Biblical Preaching Commentaries

    Matthew: Fortress Biblical Preaching Commentaries

    O. Wesley Allen Jr. (Author)

    Wes Allen draws together the strengths of these two approaches into a new genre of homiletical and teaching resource with a focus on the Gospel according to Matthew.

    $22.00

  • Tough Questions, Honest Answers: Faith and Religion for 21st-Century Explorers

    Tough Questions, Honest Answers: Faith and Religion for 21st-Century Explorers

    Cameron Harder (Author)

    In Tough Questions, Honest Answers, Christian theologian Cameron Harder explores pressing contemporary challenges to religion--from religion itself to modern "big ideas" that often confound thoughtful seekers. Issues addressed include religion and violence, religion and child sexual abuse, mystery and miracle, the compatibility of science and faith, and God's role when bad things happen. Tough Questions, Honest Answers is an excellent conversation starter for inquirers, skeptics, and faithful doubt

    $18.99

  • 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

  • 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

  • Preaching Liberation

    Preaching Liberation

    James H. Harris (Author)

    James Harris advocates the salient features of liberation preaching, especially as exemplified in black-church settings. For all preachers who take seriously...

    $23.00

  • Journeying in the Wilderness: Forming Faith in the 21st Century

    Journeying in the Wilderness: Forming Faith in the 21st Century

    Terri Martinson Elton (Author)

    Journeying in the Wilderness places a confessional understanding of faith in dialogue with five contextually altering forces in order to provide a pathway for congregations to reimagine faith formation in the midst of twenty-first-century realities. The use of stories, nontechnical language, and biblical perspectives make this work accessible for congregational leaders and others who seek to explore new directions in forming faith. Each chapter includes leadership competencies, shared practices, and group discussion questions.

    $19.99

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