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

    Pursuing Radical Joy as the People of God

    by Tim McConnell
    Foreword by John Ortberg

    Has your church lost its sense of gladness? Most Christians resist the idea of pursuing happiness. We're comfortable with finding joy or being blessed, but seeking happiness seems too superficial. Offering a radical call to reclaim happiness, Tim McConnell shares his countercultural vision for radiating a deep sense of joy in a world that desperately needs it.

  • Finding Freedom in Constraint: Reimagining Spiritual Disciplines as a Communal Way of Life, By Jared Patrick Boyd
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    Finding Freedom in Constraint

    Reimagining Spiritual Disciplines as a Communal Way of Life

    by Jared Patrick Boyd
    Foreword by Todd Hunter

    The constraints of the spiritual life, practiced in community, are what set us free and shape us into the way of Christ. Re-anchoring spiritual practices within monasticism, religious orders, and the early church fathers, these six core practices from Jared Patrick Boyd form in us greater freedom to become people who love as God loves.

  • Blessed Are the Nones: Mixed-Faith Marriage and My Search for Spiritual Community, By Stina Kielsmeier-Cook
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    Blessed Are the Nones

    Mixed-Faith Marriage and My Search for Spiritual Community

    by Stina Kielsmeier-Cook

    When her husband left Christianity several years into their marriage, Stina Kielsmeier-Cook was left struggling to live the Christian life on her own. In this memoir, she tells the story of her mixed-faith marriage and how she found unexpected community with an order of Catholic nuns, discovering that she was not "spiritually single" after all—and that no one really is.

  • Pursuing God's Will Together: A Discernment Practice for Leadership Groups, By Ruth Haley Barton
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    Pursuing God's Will Together

    A Discernment Practice for Leadership Groups

    Transforming Resources

    by Ruth Haley Barton

    Church boards and other Christian leadership teams have long relied on secular models for leadership practice. Ruth Haley Barton, president of the Transforming Center, helps teams transition to a much more fitting model—the spiritual community that practices discernment together.

  • Breaking the Huddle: How Your Community Can Grow Its Witness, By Don Everts and Doug Schaupp and Val Gordon
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    Breaking the Huddle

    How Your Community Can Grow Its Witness

    by Don Everts, Doug Schaupp, and Val Gordon

    Most Christians are stuck in the huddle, focusing on our own needs and limiting our relationships with outsiders. Don Everts, Doug Schaupp and Val Gordon explain how our churches can become conversion communities, where evangelistic growth becomes the new normal and the whole community itself becomes a winsome, thriving witness to those around it.

  • Enhancing Christian Life: How Extended Cognition Augments Religious Community, By Brad D. Strawn and Warren S. Brown
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    Enhancing Christian Life

    How Extended Cognition Augments Religious Community

    by Brad D. Strawn and Warren S. Brown

    It's time to rethink the Christian life in light of current research on the human mind, particularly with a deeper understanding of "extended cognition." Using insights from neuroscience, psychology, and philosophy, Brad Strawn and Warren Brown argue for a vision of the Christian life as extended into interactions with a local network of believers.

  • Uncommon Church: Community Transformation for the Common Good, By Alvin Sanders
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    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.

  • Renewing the City: Reflections on Community Development and Urban Renewal, By Robert D. Lupton
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    Renewing the City

    Reflections on Community Development and Urban Renewal

    by Robert D. Lupton
    Foreword by Raymond J. Bakke

    Community developer and urban activist Robert D. Lupton looks to the Old Testament example of Nehemiah as a role model for community transformation and renewal.

  • Worship, Community and the Triune God of Grace, By James B. Torrance
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    Worship, Community and the Triune God of Grace

    by James B. Torrance

    Refuting the notion that the doctrine of the Trinity may be indispensable for the creed but remote from life and worship, James B. Torrance points us to the indispensable "who" of worship--the triune God of grace. He demonstrates why trinitarian theology is the very essence of Christian confession.