DVD526 Final Words from the Cross, by Adam Hamilton, Abingdon Press, 2011. This small-group study DVD contains seven teaching sessions featuring Hamilton providing fresh insight into Jesus’ final words at the cross through the perspective of those who witnessed the crucifixion.
DVD527 Faith Lessons 10: With All Your Heart, by Ray Vander Laan, Zondervan, 2010. Ray Vander Laan takes us on a journey through Sinai and Israel to learn that the desert is where we are closest to God.
DVD529 Faith Lessons 12: Walking with God in the Desert, by Ray Vander Laan, Zondervan, 2010. In this study, discover that it’s only when we are totally dependent on him that we find God is closer than ever.
DVD530 The Bonanza Bible Study – Volume 1, by Stephen Skelton, The Entertainment Ministry, 2003. From the author of The Mayberry Bible Study series comes a similar study using episodes of television’s Bonanza. This first volume looks at transformation, calling, judgment, and redemption.
DVD531 The Bonanza Bible Study – Volume 2, by Stephen Skelton, The Entertainment Ministry, 2003. This second volume looks at justice, greed, fear, and compassion.
DVD532 The Bonanza Bible Study – Volume 3, by Stephen Skelton, The Entertainment Ministry, 2003. This third volume looks at fathers, jealousy, kindness, and revenge.
DVD533 A Thrill of Hope: The Christmas Story in Word and Art, by The Candler School of Theology, Morehouse Education Resources, 2011. This study presents the story of Christmas as told in the Gospels of Matthew and Luke illustrated and interpreted in the stunning artwork of John August Swanson along with commentary by some of America’s premier Biblical scholars.
DVD534 Living a Life of Love and Laughter, by Dennis Swanberg, Sampson Resources, 2001. Dennis Swanberg, pastor-turned-comedian and Christian educator, uses comedy and biblical truth to encourage Christians to live a happy life.
DVD535 Three Simple Questions: Knowing the God of Love, Hope, and Purpose, by Reuben P. Job, Abingdon Press, 2011. Who Is God? Who Am I? Who Are We Together? How we answer these three simple questions has a big impact on what we believe, how we live, and how we relate to other people.
DVD536 Embracing an Adult Faith, by Marcus Borg, Morehouse Education Resources, 2010. Author and Bible scholar Marcus Borg invites us to join him in revisiting Christianity’s most fundamental questions.
KIT123 I’m Counting on You: Empowering Children through Connective Teaching, by Tommy Sanders, Sampson Resources, 2010. Six sessions with childhood education director Tommy Sanders, Ph.D. will empower your teachers of children to make disciples of Christ.
KIT124 A Disciple’s Path: Deepening Your Relationship with Christ and the Church, by James A. Harnish and Justin LaRosa, Abingdon Press, 2012. Present a unique and engaging approach to the study of discipleship within the context of the Wesleyan/United Methodist heritage and tradition.
BK819 The Journey: A Season of Reflections, by Adam Hamilton, Abingdon Press, 2011. Take a Christmas break and sit down with pastor and best-selling author Adam Hamilton as he guides you through a four-week devotional based on the most joyous event in history.
BK820 Instant Icebreakers: 50 Powerful Catalysts for Group Interaction and High-Impact Learning, by Sandy Christian and Nancy Loving Tubesing, Whole Person Associates, 1997. Fifty instant icebreakers set the stage, reduce resistance, open communication, and promote positive group interaction — a great resource for teen and adult groups.
BK821 A Praying Congregation: The Art of Teaching Spiritual Practice, by Jane E. Vennard, Alban Institute, 2005. Pastors and others who want to develop their skills as teachers of prayer and spiritual practices will find in this book not only wisdom for themselves but easily accessible lesson plans.
BK822 Connecting with God: A Spiritual Formation Guide, by Julia L. Roller, HarperOne, 2006. This book gives practical advice for connecting on a deeply personal level with God.
BK823 Spiritual Direction and Meditation, by Thomas Merton, Liturgical Press, 1960. This booklet contains revised and expanded versions of the material on spiritual direction and meditation which appeared, in installments, in the magazine ‘Sponsa Regis’.
BK824 Lost in Wonder: Rediscovering the Spiritual Art of Attentiveness, by Esther de Waal, Liturgical Press, 2005. Esther de Waal uses the everyday circumstances of our lives–the restrictions and frustrations as well as the gifts and opportunities–as our own way to God.
BK825 Finding Sanctuary: Monastic Steps for Everyday Life, by Christopher Jamison, Liturgical Press, 2006. Abbot Christopher Jamison, host of BBC television series The Monastery, suggests the teachings of St. Benedict are a tool for everyday life.
BK826 Christian Spiritual Formation in the Church and Classroom, by Susanne Johnson, United Methodist Publishing House, 1989. In this thought-provoking new volume, Susanne Johnson counters what she sees as ‘wrong-thinking’ in much contemporary Christian education by offering forceful ideas about spiritual formation and faith development.
BK827 Making Disciples: Faith Formation in the Wesleyan Tradition, by Sondra Higgins Matthaei, Abingdon Press, 2000. Through research and dialogue with Wesleyan scholarship and constructive proposals related to the life of the church, this insightful study encourages faithful and imaginative approaches to spiritual formation in churches today.
BK828 Spiritual Formation: Following the Movements of the Spirit, by Henri Nouwen, HarperOne, 2010. Spiritual Formation showcases Nouwen’s life-long effort to re-construct the five classical stages of spiritual development as movements in the journey of faith.
BK829 Life With God: Reading the Bible for Spiritual Transformation, by Richard J. Foster, HarperOne, 2008. Foster shows the intimate connection between Scripture and spirituality, revealing the secrets to living the “with-God.”
BK830 Invitation to a Journey: A Road Map for Spiritual Formation, by M. Robert Mulholland, Jr., Intervarsity Press, 1993. M. Robert Mullholland Jr. fleshes out a carefully-worded definition of spiritual formation which encompasses the dynamics of a vital Christian life and counters our culture’s tendency to trivialize, methodize, and privatize spirituality.
BK831 Holy Listening: The Art of Spiritual Direction, by Margaret Guenther, Cowley Publications, 1994. Margaret Guenther uses the images of the spiritual director as host, teacher, and midwife to describe the ministry of spiritual direction today.
BK832 Fresh Bread and Other Gifts of Spiritual Nourishment, by Joyce Rupp, Ave Maria Press , 2006. This popular classic introduced a hungry world to Rupp’s unique brand of spiritual nourishment: prose, poetry, and prayer to help us reflect upon and rejoice in the sacred everyday world that is at once around and within us.
BK833 Spiritual Director, Spiritual Companion: Guide to Tending the Soul, by Tilden H. Edwards, Paulist Press, 2005. Pioneer in the field of spiritual direction and one of its best-known and respected practitioners, Tilden Edwards here shares his additional twenty years of insight since his classic book, Spiritual Friend.
BK834 Seasons of a Family’s Life: Cultivating the Contemplative Spirit at Home, by Wendy M. Wright, Jossey-Bass: Wiley, 2003. Wendy M. Wright offers a reflective, story-filled, and inspirational examination of the spiritual fabric of domestic life.
BK835 Listen with the Heart: Sacred Moments in Everyday Life, by Joan D. Chittister, Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc., 2005. Listen with the Heart is an inspiring invitation to stretch the soul and understand the messages of rituals that are common to monasticism.
BK836 A Good Life: The Wisdom of St. Benedict for the 21st Century, Robert Benson, Paraclete Press, 2005. Reflecting on what makes a good life, Robert Benson offers a warmhearted, humorous guide to enriching our lives with the wisdom of Benedict.
BK837 Jesus, Our Spiritual Director: A Pilgrimage through the Gospels, by Wendy J. Miller, Upper Room Books, 2005. Wendy Miller shows the deep biblical roots of Christian spiritual direction.
BK838 Tending the Holy: Spiritual Direction Across Traditions, edited by Norvene Vest, Morehouse Publishing, 2005. In this provocative and cutting-edge collection readers are given the opportunity to see what spiritual direction looks like–and what questions are asked–through a variety of lenses.
BK839 Soul Friend: Spiritual Direction in the Modern World, Kenneth Leech, Morehouse Group, 2005. Scholarly, yet accessible, Leech’s book explores the range of issues that concern both directors and those who seek direction.
BK840 A Long Obedience in the Same Direction: Discipleship in an Instant Society, by Eugene H. Peterson, InterVarsity Press, 2000. Tucked away in the Hebrew Psalter, Peterson discovered “an old dog-eared songbook,” the Songs of Ascents that were sung by pilgrims on their way up to worship in Jerusalem.
BK841 The Upper Room Dictionary of Christian Spiritual Formation, edited by Keith Beasley-Topliffe, Upper Room Books, 2003. Pastors, seminarians, students, and teachers need a reference work on spiritual formation that gives them concise and clear explanations.
BK845 Three Simple Questions for Youth, by Amy Valdez Barker, Abingdon Press, 2011. Youth will spend six weeks discussing and wrestling with these basic but life-changing questions: Who Is God? Who Am I? Who Are We Together?
BK847 Three Simple Questions to Help Children Know God, by Daphna Flegal, Abingdon Press, 2011. This study helps children understand and apply the three simple questions of “Who is God?,” “Who am I?,” and “Who are we together?”
KIT122 Christian Believer Planning Kit, by J. Ellsworth Kalas, Abingdon Press, 2005. Discover the church’s answer to questions that grow out of human life and Christian experience as you study church history and doctrine in this in-depth look at the classical doctrines.
PM17 Interpreter Jan/Feb 2012: 2012 General Conference, United Methodist Communications. Features include General Conference 2012 expectations, Keeping Sabbath, Providing food for hungry children, Ordained ministry proposals aim to refocus ministry. Interpreter is the award-winning ministry magazine for lay and clergy leaders in local United Methodist churches across the United States.
ROM20 The Leadership Lab, by Hank Hilliard, Discipleship Resources, 2011. Through hands-on activities, lively discussions, and team building exercises, The Leadership Lab trains and equips young people to be leaders in the church and in their world outside of church.