For the Bookshelf: Leaders Who Last—Sustaining Yourself and Your Ministry

For the Bookshelf: Leaders Who Last—Sustaining Yourself and Your Ministry

Reviewed by Stephen J. Price-Gibson, Pastor, Church of the Plains (Presbyterian Church U.S.A.), Edgar, Nebraska.

June 5, 2017—In Leaders Who Last: Sustaining Yourself and Your Ministry, Margaret J. Marcuson has written a deceptively simple book that should be insinuated into the…

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For the Bookshelf: Can Christians Be Educated?

The book addresses methods and assistance with obstacles that a Christian educator may encounter during teaching sessions and interactions with members of the congregation.

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For the Bookshelf: Family The Forming Center

Thompson asserts that whatever happens in the family life “inevitably touches our spiritual lives, whether for good or for ill”

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For the Bookshelf: How To Speak and How To Listen

By guest blogger Eryn Van Lear.

January 16, 2017—In How to Speak and How to Listen (New York: Simon & Schuster, 1983) American philosopher Mortimer Adler breaks down several keys to public speaking and to intentional listening in three…

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For the Bookshelf: Almost Christian

The book’s thesis states that teens are “almost Christian” because of a socio-cultural turn that has changed their understanding of faith in the Christian church.

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For the Bookshelf: Visible Learning

By Israel Galindo, Associate Dean for Lifelong Learning and Director of Online Education

Visible Learning and the Science of How we Learn, by John Hattie and Gregory Yates (New York: Routledge, 2014) is an accessible volume that reinforces the concept…

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For the Bookshelf: Live, Learn, Pass it On

faith formation is a lifetime gift from God and that a teacher and a learner growing in that faith is a life-time process

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For the Bookshelf: The Millennials: Connecting to America’s Largest Generation

Rainer, Thom S., Rainer, Jess W., The Millennials: Connecting to America’s Largest Generation. LifeWay Christian Research, B&H Publishing Group, Nashville, Tennessee, 2011.

By guest blogger Pat Olds

August 22, 2016—The context and content of this book is an “old school vs….

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For the Bookshelf: To Know as We Are Known

By guest blogger Nancy Rock Poti

In To Know As We Are Known: Education as a Spiritual Journey by Parker J. Palmer (San Francisco, CA: HarperOne, , 1993, 160 pp, $13.95 ISBN-10: 0060664517), author, activist, teacher and nationally…

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For the Bookshelf: Seeds for the Future

July 11, 2016—Opening this “seed catalog,” as author Bob Dale calls his book on organic church leadership, Seeds for the Future: Growing Organic Leaders for Living Churches (St. Louis, MO: Lake Hickory Resources, 2005), you are struck almost immediately…

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For the Bookshelf: The Year 1000

June 27, 2016—Sixteen years into the new millennium has diminished the novelty of that turn of the calendar. I can’t remember when was the last article or workshop I’ve seen with a reference on how to anticipate and address some…

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For the Bookshelf: Teaming Up

June 13, 2016—The move from rigid and isolated “committees” to a “team approach” continues in many congregations. Sometimes that movement is not much more than a re-organization and re-labeling that result in very little change. The fact is, as I…

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For the Bookshelf: Upside Down

May 30, 2016—Stacy T. Rinehart’s small volume Upside Down: The Paradox of Servant Leadership (Colorado Springs: NavPress, 1998. 170 pages) focuses on the leadership model that Jesus gave the church. The author details briefly the transformation of his own…

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For the Bookshelf: The Lay Driven Church

Steinbron, Melvin J. The Lay Driven Church. Regal Publishing Company, 1997.

May 16, 2016—There have been those to say, “Laypeople do not get involved in the church because they are lazy.” Author Melvin J. Steinbron demolishes that theory with his…

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For the Bookshelf: The Other Six Days

May 2, 2016—R. Paul Stevens, Professor Emeritus of Marketplace Theology and Leadership at Regents College, Vancouver, BC has provided what should be required reading for seminarians, clergy, and the informed congregational leader. In The Other Six Days: Vocation, Work,…

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