• Don't Blow Up Your Ministry
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    Don't Blow Up Your Ministry

    Defuse the Underlying Issues That Take Pastors Down

    by Michael MacKenzie
    Foreword by Marshall Shelley

    There's a ticking time bomb in your ministry. Is it you? With vivid pictures of both self-destructive patterns and reconstructive grace, counselor Michael MacKenzie helps pastors avert moral failures and repair shipwrecked ministries. Addressing issues like shame, burnout, sexual misconduct, and more, this resource will help you become both the pastor and the person God intends you to be.

  • Struggling with Evangelicalism
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    Struggling with Evangelicalism

    Why I Want to Leave and What It Takes to Stay

    by Dan Stringer
    Foreword by Richard J. Mouw

    Many today are discarding the evangelical label, and as a lifelong evangelical, Dan Stringer has wrestled with whether to stay or go. In this even-handed guide, he offers a thoughtful appreciation of evangelicalism's history, identity, and strengths, and also lament for its blind spots, showing how we can move forward with hope for our future together.

  • Sermons That Sing
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    Sermons That Sing

    Music and the Practice of Preaching

    Dynamics of Christian Worship

    by Noel A. Snyder
    Foreword by Jeremy Begbie

    Preaching and music are both regular elements of Christian worship, yet they often don't interact or inform each other in meaningful ways. Theologian, pastor, and musician Noel A. Snyder considers how preaching that seeks to engage hearts and minds might be helpfully informed by musical theory—so that preachers might craft sermons that sing.

  • Thirsting for Living Water
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    Thirsting for Living Water

    Finding Adventure and Purpose in God's Redemption Story

    by Michael J. Mantel
    Foreword by Richard Stearns

    When personal and global events threw Mike Mantel into a dark night of the soul, he embarked on a journey around the world to rediscover God's holistic gospel driven by compassion, justice, and mercy. Embark on your own adventure and open your eyes to the ways God is already at work at home, among neighbors, and to the ends of the earth.

  • The Heart of Racial Justice
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    The Heart of Racial Justice

    How Soul Change Leads to Social Change

    The IVP Signature Collection

    by Rick Richardson and Brenda Salter McNeil
    Foreword by John M. Perkins

    Racial and ethnic hostility is one of the most pervasive problems the church faces. What should our response be in a work torn apart by prejudice, hatred, and fear? In this book, Brenda Salter McNeil and Rick Richardson reveal a model of racial reconciliation, social justice, and spiritual healing that creates both individual and community transformation.

  • Forming Resilient Children
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    Forming Resilient Children

    The Role of Spiritual Formation for Healthy Development

    by Holly Catterton Allen
    Foreword by Catherine Stonehouse

    We can't protect children from all hardships, but we can promote healthy development that fosters resilience. In this interdisciplinary work, Holly Catterton Allen equips educators, counselors, children's ministers, and parents with ways of developing children's spirituality so they can persevere when facing trauma and thrive in challenging times.

  • Calling in Context
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    Calling in Context

    Social Location and Vocational Formation

    by Susan L. Maros

    Is the concept of calling universal? God calls all people, yes—but calling is not a monolithic concept. This path-breaking book helps Christians in the United States see how social location shapes assumptions and experiences with vocation, critically examining the cultural priorities of vocation that emphasize certainty, career paths, and personal achievement.

  • The Flourishing Pastor
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    The Flourishing Pastor

    Recovering the Lost Art of Shepherd Leadership

    Made to Flourish Resources

    by Tom Nelson
    Foreword by Chris Brooks

    With the risk of burnout at an all-time high, pastors need a new framework for ministry that will help them move from survival to flourishing. Drawing on the image of the shepherd leader, Tom Nelson offers pastors wisdom and timely vision for leadership that integrates in-depth biblical teaching and whole-life discipleship, providing a roadmap for ministry resilience and longevity.

  • Centered-Set Church
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    Centered-Set Church

    Discipleship and Community Without Judgmentalism

    by Mark D. Baker

    Is there an alternative to the church's impulse to either obsess over boundaries or erase them completely? Building on the work of Paul Hiebert, Mark D. Baker provides a unique manual for understanding and applying the vision of a "centered" church, charting a new path for congregations and leaders to grow in authentic freedom and dynamic movement toward the true center: Jesus himself.

  • Together in Ministry
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    Together in Ministry

    Women and Men in Flourishing Partnerships

    by Rob Dixon
    Foreword by Ruth Haley Barton

    Is it possible for churches and organizations to foster healthy mixed-gender ministry collaboration? Longtime ministry leader Rob Dixon casts a compelling—and encouraging—vision for flourishing partnerships between women and men. With research findings, biblical examples, real-life stories, and practical next steps, this roadmap equips teams and individuals with next steps for making that vision a reality.

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