• Charitable Writing
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    Charitable Writing

    Cultivating Virtue Through Our Words

    by Richard Hughes Gibson and James Edward Beitler III
    Foreword by Anne Ruggles Gere
    Afterword by Alan Jacobs

    How might we love God and our neighbors through the task of writing? This book offers a vision for expressing one's faith through writing and for understanding writing itself as a spiritual practice that cultivates virtue. Drawing on authors and artists throughout the church's history, we learn how we might embrace writing as an act of discipleship for today.

  • Splendour in the Dark
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    Splendour in the Dark

    C. S. Lewis's Dymer in His Life and Work

    Hansen Lectureship Series

    by Jerry Root
    Notes by David C. Downing

    Several years before he converted to Christianity, C. S. Lewis published a narrative poem, Dymer, which not only sheds light on the development of his literary skills but also offers a glimpse of his intellectual and spiritual growth. Including the complete annotated text of Lewis's poem, this volume helps us understand both Lewis's change of mind and our own journeys of faith.

  • The Learning Cycle
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    The Learning Cycle

    Insights for Faithful Teaching from Neuroscience and the Social Sciences

    by Muriel I. Elmer and Duane H. Elmer

    With insights from neuroscience, educational psychology, and learning theory, veteran educators Muriel and Duane Elmer provide a holistic model for how learning takes place. Their learning cycle moves beyond mere recall of information to helping learners value and apply their learning in ways that are integrated into behavior and practice.

  • To Think Christianly
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    To Think Christianly

    A History of L'Abri, Regent College, and the Christian Study Center Movement

    by Charles E. Cotherman
    Foreword by Kenneth G. Elzinga

    In this comprehensive history, Charles Cotherman traces the stories of notable study centers and networks, as well as their influence on twentieth-century Christianity. Beginning with the innovations of L'Abri and Regent College, Cotherman sheds new light on these defining places in evangelicalism's life of the mind.

  • Worship and the World to Come
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    Worship and the World to Come

    Exploring Christian Hope in Contemporary Worship

    Dynamics of Christian Worship

    by Glenn Packiam

    How is our Christian hope both expressed and experienced in contemporary worship? In this Dynamics of Christian Worship volume, pastor, theologian, and songwriter Glenn Packiam explores what Christians sing about when they sing about hope and what kind of hope they experience when they worship together.

  • Reading Buechner
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    Reading Buechner

    Exploring the Work of a Master Memoirist, Novelist, Theologian, and Preacher

    by Jeffrey Munroe
    Foreword by Makoto Fujimura

    Frederick Buechner is one of the most gifted writers of his generation, with an important legacy as a memoirist, novelist, theologian, and preacher. In this book, Buechner expert Jeff Munroe presents a collection of the true "essentials" from across Buechner's diverse catalog, as well as an overview of Buechner's life and a discussion of the state of his literary legacy today.

  • Free at Last?
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    Free at Last?

    The Gospel in the African American Experience

    The IVP Signature Collection

    by Carl F. Ellis Jr.
    Foreword by Amisho Baraka

    In this historical and cultural study, Carl Ellis offers an in-depth assessment of the state of African American freedom and dignity. Tracing the growth of Black consciousness from the days of slavery to the 1990s, Ellis examines Black culture and shows how God is revitalizing the African American church and expanding its cultural range.

  • Renewing Communication
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    Renewing Communication

    Spirit-Shaped Approaches for Children, Youth, and Families

    by Colleen R. Derr

    How can we as Christian leaders make the most of our communication to help others become more like Christ? Colleen Derr draws on decades of experience in education and church ministry to offer a holistic strategy for transformational communication, showing that communication powered by the Spirit needn't be limited to the pulpit or classroom, but can include everyday interactions and relationships.

  • The Arts as Witness in Multifaith Contexts
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    The Arts as Witness in Multifaith Contexts

    Missiological Engagements

    Edited by Roberta R. King and William A. Dyrness

    In search of holistic Christian witness, we must cultivate new approaches for integrating the arts into mission praxis. Written by missiologists, art critics, ethnodoxologists, and theologians from around the world, these essays present historical and contemporary case studies while calling Christians to understand the power of art for expressing cultural and religious identity, opening spaces for transformative encounters, and resisting injustice.

  • Write Better
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    Write Better

    A Lifelong Editor on Craft, Art, and Spirituality

    by Andrew T. Le Peau

    In this primer on nonfiction writing, Andrew Le Peau offers insights he has learned as a published author and long-time editor. In this book you'll find practical advice on how to develop writing skills and strategies that can move writers toward fresher, more vital, and perhaps more beautiful expressions of the human condition. You'll also discover how the act of writing can affect your life in God.

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