DVD586 Not for Sale, by Robert Marcarelli, Knight Quest Media, 2011. This DVD covers what modern-day abolitionists are doing to fight the rampant terrors of human trafficking in the US and abroad.
DVD587 The Passover, by Zola Levitt, Evangelical Communication Research Foundation, 1975. This unusual and delightful presentation welcomes you into a Jewish home for the traditional festival meal celebrated on the first night of the Passover.
DVD588 Seeds Dirt Fruit, by Jim Bergwall, Mediascape Productions/Hart Entertainment. Host Jim Bergwall takes the seeds of the parables, digs into them and illustrates with hands-on teaching how “good fruit doesn’t just happen.”
DVD589 Maximum Saints: Walk into the Light, Transformation Project Prison Ministry, 2009. Inmates who are spiritual leaders among the population of Adams County Detention Facility of Colorado give their testimonies.
DVD590 Where are the People?: The American Church in Crisis, by David Olson, Iniosante, 2008. The American Church in Crisis offers unprecedented access to data that helps you understand the state of the church today.
DVD591 Crazy Love: Overwhelmed by a Relentless God, by Francis Chan, David C Cook, 2009. The Crazy Love Study Resource helps you and your small group to dive deeper into God’s love.
DVD592 Chazown: A Different Way to See Your Life, by Craig Groeschel, Multnomah Publishers, 2006. Hebrew for “vision,” your “Chazown” is the point where your core values, gifts, and experiences all come together.
KIT128 The Way of the Child, by Wynn McGregor, Upper Room, 2006. Meeting the needs of children’s spirituality, Way of the Child, provides a contemplative and formulaic approach to providing resources that both teach the Bible and the basics of faith.
KIT130 Committed to Christ: Six Steps to a Generous Life, by Bob Crossman, Abingdon Press, 2012. Committed to Christ is a six-week stewardship program that presents giving as a lifelong journey in Christian discipleship.
BK934 Common English Bible: New Testament, 2010. Take a fresh look at the Bible while you experience a new translation.
BK935 Is There Life after Stress?, by James W. Moore, Dimensions for Living, 1992. Why is it, James Moore asks, that we try to justify anything and everything we want to do?
BK936 Partners in Prayer: How to Revolutionize Your Church with a Team Prayer Strategy, by John C. Maxwell and Bill Bright, Nelsonword Publishing Group, 1996. Writing in a warm, anecdotal style with lots of practical hands-on help, Maxwell describes how this method of support has been proven time and again in churches of all sizes.
BK937 Evangelism and Theology in the Wesleyan Spirit, by Albert C. Outler, Discipleship Resources, 2012. Outler writes with wit and fresh, informed insight about the most important theologian of the Anglican tradition – John Wesley.
BK938 A Hopeful Earth: Faith, Science, and the Message of Jesus, by Sally Dyck, Abingdon Press, 2010. A Hopeful Earth, a unique study, draws together the Christian faith of Bishop Sally Dyck and the scientific world of her niece, Sarah Ehrman, to address this crisis.
BK939 Immersion Bible Studies: Matthew, by J. Ellsworth Kalas, Abingdon Press, 2010. Immersion, inspired by a fresh translation—the Common English Bible—stands firmly on Scripture and helps readers explore the emotional, spiritual, and intellectual needs of their personal faith.
BK940 The Workbook on Loving the Jesus Way, by Maxie D. Dunnam, Upper Room Books, 1995. For Christians who want to strengthen their relationships with family members, business colleagues, and persons within the faith community.
BK941 Speaking the Truth in Love: How to be an Assertive Christian, by Ruth N. Koch and Kenneth C. Haugk, Stephen Ministries, 1992. Principles in this book will help Christians learn to communicate with others in a confident, assertive, Christ-like fashion.
BK942 Handbook of United Methodist-Related Schools, Colleges, Universities & Theological Schools, General Board of Higher Education & Ministry, 2004. Includes a guide to United Methodist loans and scholarships.
BK943 I Was a Stranger: A Christian Theology of Hospitality, by Arthur Sutherland, Abingdon Press/Alban Books, 2006. Drawing on modern theologians and considering American slavery, the Holocaust, feminism, and prisons, Sutherland eloquently presents a Christian theology of hospitality.
BK944 Faith is the Answer, but What are the Questions? by James W. Moore, Dimensions for Living, 2007. There are still a number of tough questions we grapple with daily in these challenging times.
BK945 United Methodist Beliefs: A Brief Introduction, by William H. Willimon, Westminster John Knox Press, 2007. This brief introduction to the United Methodist Church spells out the major beliefs of the Church in a clear, nontechnical style.
BK946 Ending Hunger Now: A Challenge to Persons of Faith, by George S. McGovern and Donald E. Messer, Augsburg Fortress, 2005. Writing for congregations and individuals of faith, McGovern, Dole, and Messer appeal to the religious ethical foundations for action against hunger.
BK947 Reclaiming the Wesleyan Social Witness: Offering Christ, by L. Faye Short and Kathryn D. Kiser, Providence House, 2008. This book explores the roots of the Wesleyan tradition and traces Methodism’s fusion of soul-seeking gospel proclamation with a focus on social witness and political matters.
BK948 The Realm of the Reign: Reflections on the Dominion of God, by Ben Witherington, III, Discipleship Resources, 2005. Witherington suggests that the biblical teaching about the kingdom of God–God’s dominion–has a good deal to say about the future of the human family and of planet Earth.
BK949 Worship & Song: Worship Resources, Abingdon Press, 2011. Worship resources for the Christian year and general acts of worship.
BK950 Is This All There Is? and Other Big Questions About God and Life, by Andy Langford and Mark Ralls, Abingdon Press, 2009. Introduces the most basic themes of Christianity and explores the most fundamental questions of religion.
BK951 Spiritual Leadership in the Small Membership Church, by David Canada, Abingdon Press, 2005. Helps small membership church pastors see the spiritual development of their church in ways that tie directly to their own spiritual formation, resulting in a spiritual maturity as evidenced by inclusiveness and hospitality.
BK952 Why Did God Make Bugs and Other Icky Things?: Questions Kids Ask, by Kel Groseclose, Dimensions for Living, 1992. Gently and with a sense of humor, Kel Groseclose offers down-to-earth answers to the questions kids ask most often.
BK953 The Theology of John Wesley: Holy Love and the Shape of Grace, by Kenneth J. Collins, Abingdon Press, 2007. This work carefully displays John Wesley’s eighteenth century theology in its own distinct historical and social location, but then transitions to the twenty-first century through the introduction of contemporary issues.
BK954 Pastoral Care in the Small Membership Church, by James L. Killen, Jr., Abingdon Press, 2005. An introduction to pastoral care for pastors of small membership churches.
BK955 Renovate or Die: 10 Ways to Focus Your Church on Mission, by Bob Farr, Abingdon Press, 2011. With straightforward language and practical tips, this book will inspire and help you organize your church for new life on the mission field.
BK956 NextChurch.Now: Creating New Faith Communities, by Craig Kennet Miller, Discipleship Resources, 2005. Miller challenges churches at the edge of the new millennium to rekindle a passion to minister with constantly changing groups of people in their community.
BK957 The DISCIPLE Story: The Transforming Power of Scripture, by Nancy Kruh, Abingdon Press, 2003. Nancy Kruh writes about the power of Abingdon Press’s DISCIPLE Bible studies to transform entire churches through the lives of graduates of these programs.
BK958 Suicide: Pastoral Responses, by Loren Townsend and Daniel G. Bagby, Abingdon Press, 2006. Gives pastors strategies to effectively respond to persons at possible risk for suicide and families of suicide victims.
BK959 Tending Body, Heart, Mind, and Soul: Following Jesus in Caring for Ourselves, by Mary Jane Gorman, Abingdon Press, 2006. Gorman looks behind and between the words of Jesus to discover his humanity, painting a vivid portrait of the life he called us all to live.
BK960 Hurry Less, Worry Less: 10 Strategies for Living the Life you Long For, by Judy Pace Christie, Abingdon Press, 2005. Hurry Less, Worry Less is intended for all those busy women and men who want to slow their lives down but don’t quite know where to start
BK961 The Manual of Cross-Racial & Cross-Cultural Ministries for Korean-American Pastors in the United Methodist Church, National Assn of Korean American UM Pastors, 2009. This book is written in Korean.
BK962 Momentum for Life: Maintaining Personal Health, Integrity, and Strategic Focus as a Leader, by Michael Slaughter, Warren Bird and Kim Miller, Abingdon Press, 2005. Visionary pastor Michael Slaughter calls all aspiring leaders to a life of faith, balance, and purpose.
BK963 Breakout Churches: Discover How to Make the Leap, by Thom S. Rainer, Zondervan Publishing, 2005. This book simply seeks to discover churches that have been mired in mediocrity, only to breakout to become great churches impacting lives and entire communities.
BK964 Unchristian: What a New Generation Really Thinks about Christianity and Why it Matters, by David Kinnaman and Gabe Lyons, Baker Books, 2007. Based on groundbreaking Barna Group research, “unChristian” uncovers the negative perceptions young people have of Christianity, and explores what can be done to reverse them.
BK965 Adam’s Gift: A Memoir of a Pastor’s Calling to Defy the Church’s Persecution of Lesbians and Gays, by Jimmy Creech, Duke University Press, 2011. Adam’s visit prompted Creech to re-evaluate his belief that homosexuality was a sin, and to research the scriptural basis for the church’s position.
BK966 No Man Left Behind: How to Build and Sustain a Thriving Disciple-making Ministry for Every Man in Your Church, by Patrick Morley, David Delk and Brett Clemmer, Moody Publishers, 2006. No Man Left Behind is the blueprint for growing a thriving men’s ministry that has the power to rebuild the church as we know it, pulling men off the couch and into active involvement as part of the body of Christ.
BK967 How Now Shall We Live?, by Charles W. Colson and Nancy Pearcey, Tyndale House Publishers, 1999. Looking at a wide range of ethical and cultural issues, Charles Colson shows how the truth of Christianity can change the world.
BK968 How Now Shall We Live? Study Guide, by Charles W. Colson and Nancy Pearcey, Tyndale House Publishers, 1999. Provides two 13-week sessions that will help individual Christians as well as groups answer the radical call to take Christianity beyond a personal belief system and to engage the world.
BK969 Jesus Unplugged: Provocative, Raw and Fully Exposed, by Bert Gary, Faith Walk Publishing, 2005. This book goes back to the original passages in the Gospels that reveal not a cautious, image-conscious Jesus, but a provocative, politically incorrect cage-rattler for whom appearance and reputation meant nothing.
BK970 Revolution in Leadership, by Reggie McNeal, Abingdon Press, 1998. Drawing on the New Testament picture of the learning community that gathered around Jesus as his explicit model, McNeal offers useful and practical guidance on how churches can recruit, train, and commission leaders from within their own ranks.
BK971 Needs-Based Evangelism: Becoming a Good Samaritan Church, by Robert D. Pierson, Abingdon Press, 2006. By meeting needs of people through intentional ministries, churches will grow; but more importantly they will fulfill their biblical mandate to care for those who are hurting and suffering.
BK972 Twelve Keys To An Effective Church, by Kennon L. Callahan, Jossey-Bass, 2010. Callahan identifies the twelve essential qualities of successful, growing churches and offers all congregations a way to unlock their potential for effective ministry.
BK973 Checking Vital Signs: Assessing Your Local Church Potential, by Nancy Burgin Rankin and Beverly Bowyer Coppley, Plowpoint Press, 2007. Checking Vital Signs is an eight-session study designed to lead your church faithfully through an assessment process rooted in Scripture, prayer, and true Christian conferencing.
BK974 I Refuse to Lead a Dying Church!, by Paul Nixon, Pilgrim Press, 2006. This United Methodist author coaches pastors and churches of many denominations across North America, with a special interest in new church development and multi-site congregations in urban areas.
BK975 Finding Jesus on the Metro: And Other Surprises Doing Church in a New Day, by Paul Nixon, Pilgrim Press, 2009. United Methodist minister Paul Nixon explores what it means for a church to be on a ministry journey into the unchartered territory of unprecedented social change in 21st-century America.
BK977 So Beautiful: Divine Design for Life and the Church, by Leonard Sweet, David C. Cook, 2009. In this seminal work, Sweet shares the woven strands that form the church: missional, relational, and incarnational.
BK978 Joy to the World: Mission in the Age of Global Christianity, by Dana L. Robert and Toby Gould, Women’s Div. GBGM, 2010. Explore the flow of mission, evangelism and theology in the context of 21st-century Christianity as a worldwide religion, offering hospitality, healing, reconciliation.
BK979 Courageous Leadership, by Bill Hybels, Zondervan Publishing, 2005. In this passionate, powerful book, Hybels unpacks the tools, tasks, and challenges of your calling.
BK992 Abba, Give Me a Word, by L. Roger Owens, Paraclete Press, 2012. Abba Give Me a Word interweaves the author’s personal stories of struggle – and transformation – with reflections on the history and purpose of spiritual direction.
BK993 A Biography of Jesus, by Tom J. Cowley, Paraclete Press, 2012. Here is the narrative of Jesus’ life in a brief, chronological, and easy-to-understand presentation.
BK994 The Faith We Sing: Pew Edition, edited by L. Hickman Hoyt, Abingdon Press, 2000. Now churches can continue to sing the hymns they treasure and add newer music to their worship life.
BK995 Not a Fan: Teen Edition, by Kyle Idleman, Zondervan, 2012. In this teen edition of Not a Fan, Kyle Idleman uses humor, personal stories, and biblical truth as he challenges you to look at what it means to call yourself a Christian and follow the radical call Jesus presents.
BK996 Missional Renaissance: Changing the Scorecard for the Church, by Reggie McNeal, Jossey-Bass, 2009. With in-depth discussions of the “what” and the “how” of transitioning to being a missional church, readers will be equipped to move into what McNeal sees as the most viable future for Christianity.
BK997 When God Comes Down: An Advent Study for Adults, by James A. Harnish, Abingdon Press, 2012. This study puts the focus on God’s action in Jesus Christ.
PM23 Christian Reflection Vol. 44: Caring for Creation, The Center for Christian Ethics, Baylor University. Our contributors commend practices to help us faithfully care for creation.