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  • Becoming the Church: God's People in Purpose and Power, By Claude R. Alexander
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    Becoming the Church

    God's People in Purpose and Power

    by Claude R. Alexander

    Many today have given up on church. But God has not and does not give up on the church. The church is God's idea. And once we truly understand what God has in mind for his people, we can become who he wants us to be.

    Bishop Claude Alexander shows how the original Christians did not always understand what the church was supposed to be, but God worked in them anyway to become ...

  • Why Church?: A Basic Introduction, By Scott W. Sunquist
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    Why Church?

    A Basic Introduction

    by Scott W. Sunquist
    Foreword by Richard J. Mouw

    • 2020 Outreach Magazine Resource of the Year ("Also Recommended," Church)

    Is a church just something we create to serve our purposes or to maintain old traditions? Or is it something more vital, more meaningful, and more powerful? This can be hard to believe when we look at what happens in any one congregation or denomination. Certainly not all ...

  • Renovation of the Church: What Happens When a Seeker Church Discovers Spiritual Formation, By Kent Carlson and Mike Lueken
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    Renovation of the Church

    What Happens When a Seeker Church Discovers Spiritual Formation

    by Kent Carlson and Mike Lueken
    Foreword by Dallas Willard

    Christianity Today Book Award winner

    Leadership Journal Top Book of the Year

    Copastors Kent Carlson and Mike Lueken tell the story of how God took their thriving, consumer-oriented church and transformed it into a modest congregation of unformed believers committed to the growth of the spirit--even when it meant a decline in numbers.

    As ...

  • 10 Great Ideas from Church History: A Decision-Maker's Guide to Shaping Your Church, By Mark R. Shaw
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    10 Great Ideas from Church History

    A Decision-Maker's Guide to Shaping Your Church

    by Mark R. Shaw

    Tired of following the latest church-growth fad? In many churches, building vision means embracing the ideas of the latest guru and jumping from one program to another. Ministry decisions are made according to the crisis of the moment or the pressures of the bottom line. Long-term planning can seem like an impossible dream. This book offers something different. Here are ideas that have stood the ...

  • The Church: Sacraments, Worship, Ministry, Mission, By Donald G. Bloesch
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    The Church

    Sacraments, Worship, Ministry, Mission

    Christian Foundations

    by Donald G. Bloesch

    In this volume, Donald Bloesch explores with charity and balance the contours of ecclesiology. He forthrightly takes up the most controversial of issues ranging from matters of church authority, the sacraments and worship, the church's place in the plan of salvation, the church and the kingdom of God, to the issue of church reunion. Evangelical in spirit, ecumenical in breadth and biblical in depth, ...

  • Radiant Church: Restoring the Credibility of Our Witness, By Tara Beth Leach
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    Radiant Church

    Restoring the Credibility of Our Witness

    by Tara Beth Leach

    Outreach Resource of the Year

    Something is not right. The witness of the church in North America is eroding. Many Christians are alarmed by the decline in church attendance and seek a culprit. Too often, we point the finger away from the church, make culture the enemy, and build walls between us and others. But our antagonism and enemy-making are ...

  • Slow Church: Cultivating Community in the Patient Way of Jesus, By C. Christopher Smith and John Pattison
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    Slow Church

    Cultivating Community in the Patient Way of Jesus

    by C. Christopher Smith and John Pattison
    Foreword by Jonathan Wilson-Hartgrove

    Readers' Choice Award Winner

    Best Books About the Church from Byron Borger, Hearts and Minds Bookstore

    Fast food. Fast cars. Fast and furious. Fast forward. Fast . . . church?

    The church is often idealized (or demonized) as the last bastion of a bygone era, dragging our feet as we're pulled into new moralities and new spiritualities. We guard our ...

  • The Offensive Church: Breaking the Cycle of Ethnic Disunity, By Bryan C. Loritts
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    The Offensive Church

    Breaking the Cycle of Ethnic Disunity

    by Bryan C. Loritts

    Crises around race have put the church in a defensive posture, always reacting to racial conflicts in society. But Jesus wants more. He wants Christians to play offense by discipling people into a new humanity, where we push beyond mere diversity and into a biblical vision for ethnic unity.

    Bryan Loritts calls Christians to proactively and intentionally live out the embodied ...