For the Bookshelf: True Christianity

For the Bookshelf: True Christianity

August 20, 2018—Johann Arndt was a German Lutheran theologian, serving some time as a pastor. He lived in the late 16th and early 17th century (1555-1621). He was born to a Lutheran pastor who served as a chaplain to a…

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For the Bookshelf: The Scale of Perfection

July 16, 2018—Walter Hilton was born in 1343 and studied church law at Cambridge. At about the age of forty-three, after spending some period of time as a hermit, he began to lead a semi-monastic life with other priests in…

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For the Bookshelf: The Imitation of Christ

June 18, 2018—At the very beginning of the 15th Century, the German, Thomas a Kempis, became a monk in an Augustinian monastery in the Netherlands. This monastery was comprised of priests who were members of the Brethren of Common Life,…

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For the Bookshelf: Revelations of Divine Love

June 4, 2018—The first confirmed English woman writer was Julian of Norwich. At the age of thirty years, Julian experienced a series of revelations or showings which manifested themselves in her senses, in her mind, and through insights exceeding her…

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

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 Christmas stockings of your clergy friends who are anxious about coping with the stresses…

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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

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 sections framed by a prologue and…

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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

November 7, 2016Visible 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 of “visible learning” previously presented in Hattie’s 2009 Visible Learning (VLT)…

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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.

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

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For the Bookshelf: To Know as We Are Known

July 25, 2016—In To Know As We Are Known: Education as a Spiritual Journey by Parker J. Palmer (San Francisco, CA: HarperOne, 1993), author, activist, teacher and nationally recognized educational expert, offers a new model for knowing, learning and teaching….

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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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