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- Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2009; US$ 20.99
The church year is often seen as a framework for church programs, but well-known Alban author Charles Olsen shows readers how it can be a prism through which congregations more deeply understand their own stories. By weaving together our narratives and those of Christian tradition, a congregation can clarify its identity, grow in wisdom, and discover... more...
- Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2002; US$ 18.99
Contrary to the oft-repeated truism, there are churches in America where Sunday is not the "most segregated day of the week," as Sheryl Kujawa-Holbrook convincingly demonstrates in her compelling exploration of congregations tackling racial justice issues. Yet the truism continues to haunt many congregations, and Kujawa-Holbrook reveals, through story... more...
- Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 1998; US$ 15.99
Intentionally provocative, Alban founder and former president Loren Mead's dynamic work sets out dramatic and compelling challenges for today's churches. Mead chose the word "meltdown"-a strong term, indeed-very carefully and consciously. His clarion call urges congregations to direct attention to their dwindling financial resources and their unreliable... more...
- Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2005; US$ 20.99
In The Practicing Congregation (Alban, 2004), Diana Butler Bass explored the phenomenon of "intentional congregations," an emerging style of congregational vitality in which churches creatively and intentionally re-appropriate traditional Christian practices such as hospitality, discernment, contemplative prayer, and testimony. Against the steady flow... more...
- The Lutterworth Press 2012; US$ 12.76
First published in 1913, Missionary Principles is a classic textbook by genre, but in its controversial evaluation of the Church's missionary theories, it is by no means wholly traditional. At the centre of this discursive study, Allen asserts the distinction which needs to be made in missionary aims between the extension of the Church and the... more...
- Robert Hale 2015; US$ 6.99
At the age of twenty-one, Monica Baldwin - the niece of Stanley Baldwin - entered one of the oldest and most strictly enclosed contemplative orders of the Roman Catholic Church. At the age of forty-eight, and after struggling with her vocation for many years, she obtained a special rescript from Rome and left the convent. But the world Monica had... more...
- Fortress Press 2015; US$ 54.99
Creativity as Sacrifice argues for a theological methodology in engaging the arts and puts forward a theological model for understanding human creativity in the light of Jesus? sacrificial redemption. In interdisciplinary dialogue, the author establishes the relevance and applicability of an incarnational and sacrificial model of human creativity.... more...
- Abingdon Press 2002; US$ 9.00
Over his productive, twenty-five-year career as 'America's foremost authority on the dynamics of church life' Leadership magazine, Lyle E. Schaller has written or edited books whose total sales now exceed 1 million copies. more...