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    Disability and the Way of Jesus

    Holistic Healing in the Gospels and the Church

    by Bethany McKinney Fox

    What does healing mean for people with disabilities? Bridging biblical studies, ethics, and disability studies with the work of practitioners, Bethany McKinney Fox examines healing narratives in their biblical and cultural contexts. This theologically grounded and winsomely practical resource helps us more fully understand what Jesus does as he heals and how he points the way for relationships with people with disabilities.

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    A Pastoral Rule for Today

    Reviving an Ancient Practice

    by John P. Burgess, Jerry Andrews, and Joseph D. Small

    How can pastors thrive amid the demands of being preacher, therapist, administrator, and CEO? We need a contemporary pastoral rule: a pattern for ministry that encourages and enables pastors to focus on what is most important in their pastoral task. Written by three veteran pastors, this book gives examples of pastoral rules in communities throughout the church's history, providing concrete advice on how pastors can develop and keep a pastoral rule today.

    Intermediate Intermediate
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    Spiritual Practices in Community

    Drawing Groups into the Heart of God

    by Diana Shiflett

    Diana Shiflett has spent years leading groups of all descriptions in spiritual practices, and in this personal, hands-on guide, she walks us through a wide array—from communal silence and Scripture meditation to active prayer and corporate discernment. Offering step-by-step instructions, this resource will show you how spiritual practices can become life-giving resources in your ministry setting for years to come.

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    Honest Worship

    From False Self to True Praise

    by Manuel Luz
    Foreword by Rory Noland

    Drawing from his own experience leading worship in a large congregation and feeling the pull of performance, Manuel Luz guides us on a journey through worship that takes us far beyond style and deep into our own souls. With spiritual practices throughout, he calls us back to an honest worship that moves past facades and pulls us inward toward the true self that God is forming within each of us.

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    Come, Let Us Eat Together

    Sacraments and Christian Unity

    Wheaton Theology Conference Series

    by George Kalantzis and Marc Cortez

    When it comes to the sacraments, the church has often been—and remains—divided. Can we still gather together at the same table? Based on lectures from the 2017 Wheaton Theology Conference, this volume brings together the reflections of Protestant, Roman Catholic, and Eastern Orthodox theologians, who consider what it means to proclaim the unity of the body of Christ in light of the sacraments.

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    Preaching as Reminding

    Stirring Memory in an Age of Forgetfulness

    by Jeffrey D. Arthurs
    Foreword by John Ortberg

    We know of the preacher’s roles as both teacher and proclaimer, but Jeffrey Arthurs adds another assignment: the Lord’s remembrancer. With decades of preaching experience, he explains how to stir the memory of Christ-followers, fanning the flames of faith through vivid language, story, delivery, and ceremony. When knowledge fades and conviction cools, the church needs to be reminded of the great truths of the faith.

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    Drama Team Sketchbook

    12 Scripts that Bring the Gospels to Life

    by Alison Siewert

    Alison Siewert presents twelve scripts of Gospel stories, from the nativity to the resurrection, that will help those who have ears to hear the Word of God.

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    Worship in the Way of the Cross

    Leading Worship for the Sake of Others

    by John Frederick

    Worship leader and biblical scholar John Frederick unpacks a cruciform theology of worship, where worshipers and worship leaders alike can come to embody the others-centered humility of Christ. With a mix of biblical exposition and practical insights, he helps us discover how in worship we can empty ourselves for the transformation of others.

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    Worship and the Reality of God

    An Evangelical Theology of Real Presence

    by John Jefferson Davis

    Professor John Jefferson Davis shows what's really needed for the renewal of worship in our evangelical churches. Moving far beyond the "worship wars" Davis provides profound theological analysis and fresh recommendations to help us recognize obstacles to worship and learn to rightly respond to the glory and gracious real presence of God among us in our worship.

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    The Dangerous Act of Worship

    Living God's Call to Justice

    by Mark Labberton
    Foreword by John Ortberg

    In this prophetic call to the contemporary church, pastor Mark Labberton redefines Christian worship in the language of justice. He calls us away from individualized worship and into worshiping communities that give expression to righteousness, justice and compassion.

    Intermediate Intermediate

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