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  • Ancient Christian Devotional

    Ancient Christian Devotional

    Lectionary Cycle C

    Ancient Christian Devotional Set

    Edited by Cindy Crosby
    General Editor Thomas C. Oden

    A follow-up to the previous Ancient Christian Devotional, which follows lectionary cycle A, this devotional guide follows lectionary cycle C, which begins in Advent 2009. This guide to prayer and reflection combines excerpts from the writings of the church fathers as found in the Ancient Christian Commentary on Scripture with a simple structure for daily or weekly reading and prayer.

  • Invitation to Solitude and Silence

    Invitation to Solitude and Silence

    Experiencing God's Transforming Presence

    Transforming Resources

    by Ruth Haley Barton
    Foreword by Dallas Willard

    Much of our faith and practice is about words—preaching, teaching, talking with others. Yet all of these words are not enough to take us into the real presence of God. This book is an invitation to meet God deeply and fully through solitude and silence. This expanded edition includes a guide for groups to use for both discussion and practice.

  • Community Is Messy

    Community Is Messy

    The Perils and Promise of Small Group Ministry

    by Heather Zempel

    Drawing on her background in environmental engineering and her current pastoral role, Heather Zempel assesses the perils and possibilities inherent in small groups and other environments for Christian community. The book helps leaders begin to see the inherent "mess" of such gatherings as raw material for arriving at something beautiful.

  • Mark: The Gospel of Passion

    Mark: The Gospel of Passion

    The Biblical Imagination Series

    by Michael Card

    In this second volume of the Biblical Imagination series, Michael Card leads us on an imaginative journey through the Gospel of Mark. Card teaches us to enter each scene with the eyes of faith, knowing that Mark intended us to be filled with passion at the sight of Jesus.

  • Matthew


    The IVP New Testament Commentary Series

    by Craig S. Keener

    Matthew was the most popular Gospel in the early church, widely read for its clear emphasis on Jesus' teaching. Drawing on its use as a teaching or discipleship manual, this clear, incisive commentary by Craig Keener expounds Matthew as a discipleship manual for believers today.

  • Luke


    The IVP New Testament Commentary Series

    by Darrell L. Bock

    In Luke, Jesus proclaims "good news to the poor...freedom for the prisoners and recovery of sight for the blind." More than any other, this Gospel shows Jesus' concern for the downtrodden, the oppressed and the marginalized. Darrell Bock shows why Luke's Gospel is "tailor made" for our world--a world divided along ethnic, religious, economic and political lines.

  • 1 Peter

    1 Peter

    The IVP New Testament Commentary Series

    by I. Howard Marshall

    I. Howard Marshall examines Paul's counsel to Christians living in hostile times. Marshall's passage-by-passage exposition of 1 Peter (with verse-keyed notes on relevant exegetical issues at the bottom of the page) highlights the relevance of Peter's teaching for all Christians who want to act responsibly in the modern world.

  • The Good Shepherd

    The Good Shepherd

    A Thousand-Year Journey from Psalm 23 to the New Testament

    by Kenneth E. Bailey

    Kenneth Bailey, with his celebrated insights into Middle Eastern culture, traces the theme of the good shepherd from its origins in Psalm 23 through the prophets and into the New Testament, observing how it changed, developed and was applied by the biblical writers over a thousand-year span.

  • Uncommon Church

    Uncommon Church

    Community Transformation for the Common Good

    by Alvin Sanders
    Foreword by Efrem Smith

    In urban ministry, Christians too often treat the poor as goodwill projects instead of people. How can the people of God develop healthy, local, urban churches that will seek the common good of their communities? In this essential resource, Alvin Sanders engages hard truths about urban neighborhoods and provides a model for how to do ministry in difficult conditions.

  • Tempered Resilience

    Tempered Resilience

    How Leaders Are Formed in the Crucible of Change

    by Tod Bolsinger

    What type of leadership is needed in a moment that demands adaptive change? Exploring the qualities of adaptive leadership within churches and nonprofit organizations, Tod Bolsinger deftly examines both the external challenges we face and the internal resistance that holds us back, showing how leaders can become both stronger and more flexible.