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David J. Lose (Author)
Release date: 
June 9, 2020

David J. Lose has spent decades speaking and writing about the tumultuous changes affecting our culture and our churches. Each time he speaks to a congregation, he hears this question: "Why don't my children and grandchildren go to church?" The question behind the question is this: "What did we do wrong?"

In this heartening book, Lose walks readers through the shifting cultural tides and offers practical suggestions for recovering a vibrant church for all generations.

Release date: 
June 2, 2020

. . . And the Church Actually Changed: Uncommon Wisdom for Pastors in an Age of Doubt, Division, and Decline arises out of N. Graham Standish's work as a spiritual director and coach to clergy of all denominations and traditions. He draws on insights from counseling, spirituality and spiritual direction, organizational development, and other fields. Each chapter is built around a dialogue between a clergy coach and various clergy clients about significant clergy leadership issues.

Release date: 
June 2, 2020

The Augsburg Confession is the single most-important confession of faith among Lutherans today. However, it is often taught either from a historical perspective or from a dogmatic one. Timothy J. Wengert situates the history and the theology of this document within the practice and life of faith and so shows just how relevant the Confession's witness is for today's Lutheran parishes and their leaders.

Barry Taylor (Author)
Release date: 
June 2, 2020

In Sex, God, and Rock 'n' Roll, Barry Taylor weaves together the threads of his life--from life on the road with a world-famous rock band, to theologian, priest, teacher, and theist-non-theist-post-theist. Taylor reflects on several of the most significant moments in his life to show just how poignantly the sacred moves in all of our lives.

Release date: 
May 19, 2020

When you're in the midst of terrible depression, the days and weeks can feel like an eternity. Drawing on the wisdom of spiritual figures from the past and present--including Henri Nouwen, Thomas Merton, and many others--The Long Night is a comforting and inspirational companion. Writer, editor, and minister Jessica Kantrowitz has been where you are. As a mentor and friend, she will walk with you on this journey toward life and light.

Cameron Harder (Author)
Release date: 
May 5, 2020

Christianity has come into disrepute in modern times for many good reasons. In Tough Questions, Honest Answers: Faith and Religion for 21st-Century Explorers, Cameron Harder rebuilds trust in the way of Jesus without shying away from hard questions about the church's behavior, beliefs, or modern understandings of the universe. Harder's reflections are open, honest, and well-informed by scientific and historical insights but also grounded in the traditions of Israel and Jesus.

Stephen L. Cook (Author) John T. Strong (Author) Steven S. Tuell (Author)
Release date: 
May 5, 2020

This textbook introduces the rise of prophecy in ancient Israel, possible ancient Near Eastern parallels, the messages of individual prophets, and the significance of the compositional and editorial history of the prophetic writings. The Prophets guides students into leading questions in contemporary scholarship and surveys different contemporary approaches to the messages of the prophets. This textbook includes numerous images, charts, and maps to enhance the experience of the students.

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