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  • Giving Church Another Chance: Finding New Meaning in Spiritual Practices, By Todd D. Hunter Giving Church Another Chance: Finding New Meaning in Spiritual Practices, By Todd D. Hunter

    Giving Church Another Chance

    Finding New Meaning in Spiritual Practices

    by Todd D. Hunter
    Foreword by Scot McKnight

    Everybody wants to be spiritual. But nobody wants to be religious. Everybody is looking for a rich spiritual life. But nobody is looking to church. As a pastor, Todd Hunter found himself disillusioned, burned out and needing to drop out of traditional forms of church. He experimented with house churches and other options but was still dissatisfied. Eventually he found himself sneaking off to worship ...

  • Dead Church Walking: Giving Life to the Church That Is Dying to Survive, By Jimmy Dorrell

    Dead Church Walking

    Giving Life to the Church That Is Dying to Survive

    by Jimmy Dorrell

    Most everyone recognizes that the traditional Western way of doing church is in deep trouble and has been struggling for years to survive. While the successful rise of some new, non-traditional churches often take the sting out of the demise of the average church, the truth is that God still can renew congregations that have a rich history but are struggling to adjust in today's postmodern culture. ...

  • Love One Another: Becoming the Church Jesus Longs For, By Gerald L. Sittser

    Love One Another

    Becoming the Church Jesus Longs For

    by Gerald L. Sittser

    Love one another. It's one of the greatest, simplest and most difficult commands Jesus gave. And when it comes to the church, sometimes it seems impossible. How can we achieve unity within the diversity of the body of Christ? Gerald Sittser examines the "one another" statements throughout the New Testament to distill much-needed biblical wisdom for loving each other even in the midst of controversies ...

  • Becoming a Pastor Theologian: New Possibilities for Church Leadership, Edited by Todd Wilson and Gerald L. Hiestand

    Becoming a Pastor Theologian

    New Possibilities for Church Leadership

    Center for Pastor Theologians Series

    Edited by Todd Wilson and Gerald L. Hiestand

    The roles of pastor and theologian have gone their separate ways. Throughout much of the church's history, these two roles have been deeply intertwined, but in our contemporary setting, a troubling bifurcation between them has developed. The result has been a theologically weakened church and an ecclesially weakened theology. The Center for Pastor Theologians (CPT) seeks to overcome ...

  • Discovering Church Planting: An Introduction to the Whats, Whys, and Hows of Global Church Planting, By J. D. Payne

    Discovering Church Planting

    An Introduction to the Whats, Whys, and Hows of Global Church Planting

    by J. D. Payne
    Foreword by David J. Hesselgrave

    In Discovering Church Planting, J. D. Payne explores the biblical, historical and missiological principles of global church planting as well as unfolding practical strategies for confronting contemporary challenges to our vital task in reaching a lost world. This comprehensive introduction to church planting shows the reader how to apply effective, international church planting practices ...

  • The Church, By John Stott

    The Church

    God's Word for Today

    by John Stott
    With Tim Chester

    How can Christians effectively engage today's world while staying true to Scripture? Calling us to listen well to both the Word and the world, John Stott shows how Christianity can preserve its authentic identity and remain relevant to current realities. With the God's Word for Today series, pastor Tim Chester has updated Stott's classic book The Contemporary Christian ...

  • Happy Church: Pursuing Radical Joy as the People of God, By Tim McConnell

    Happy Church

    Pursuing Radical Joy as the People of God

    by Tim McConnell
    Foreword by John Ortberg

    Most Christians resist the idea that we are to pursue happiness. We are more comfortable with the idea of finding joy or being blessed. But seeking happiness seems too superficial or too flighty for people of faith. In Happy Church, Tim McConnell offers a radical call for Christians to reclaim happiness. Happiness flows from the joy of the Lord and being glad in Christ. When the church ...

  • The Church, By Edmund P. Clowney

    The Church

    Contours of Christian Theology

    by Edmund P. Clowney

    At a time in which the very word church sounds a tone of dull irrelevance, the doctrine of the church has suffered the studied neglect of many Christian leaders. The persistent demands to market, manage and grow the church and to meet the felt needs of churched and unchurched all threaten to quench theological reflection on the abiding nature and mission of the church. But few activities ...

  • Deep Church: A Third Way Beyond Emerging and Traditional, By Jim Belcher

    Deep Church

    A Third Way Beyond Emerging and Traditional

    by Jim Belcher
    Foreword by Richard J. Mouw

    Christianity Today Book Award winner

    Golden Canon Leadership Book Award winner

    Feeling caught between the traditional church and the emerging church? Discover a third way: deep church.

    C. S. Lewis used the phrase "deep church" to describe the body of believers committed to mere Christianity. Unfortunately church in our postmodern ...

  • The Living Church: Convictions of a Lifelong Pastor, By John Stott

    The Living Church

    Convictions of a Lifelong Pastor

    by John Stott

    At the 150th anniversary of the dedication of his church, John Stott gave voice to his dream for All Souls, London, and all souls everywhere: "I have a dream of

    • . . . a biblical church
    • . . . a worshiping church
    • . . . a caring church
    • . . . a serving church
    • . . . an expectant church

    Reflecting on his ...