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  • A House of Prayer for All Peoplesby Sheryl A. Kujawa-Holbrook

    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...

  • Financial Meltdown in the Mainline?by Loren B. Mead

    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...

  • From Nomads to Pilgrimsby Diana Butler Bass; J. Stewart-Sicking

    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...

  • Missionary Principlesby Roland Allen

    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...

  • I Leap Over the Wallby Monica Baldwin

    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...

  • Creativity as Sacrificeby James M. Watkins

    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...

  • Getting Things Doneby Lyle E. Schaller

    Abingdon Press 2002; US$ 9.00

    Can just anyone learn to be an effective leader? Lyle E. Schaller-one of the nation's leading experts on chuch growth and planning-says YES! And he shows how in this practical, information-packed book. more...

  • Reflections of a Contrarianby Lyle E. Schaller

    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...

  • Spiritual Entrepreneursby Michael Slaughter

    Abingdon Press 2002; US$ 10.00

    Spiritual Entrepreneurs tells the story of an innovative pastor and leadership team who intentionally led their church to take spiritual risks. By using six principles, renewal can come to any church. more...

  • What Have We Learnedby Lyle E. Schaller

    Abingdon Press 2002; US$ 15.00

    Declaring himself an unabashed optimist, Lyle E. Schaller looks back at four decades of observing religious life in North America and concludes that the church has far more reason for hope than for worry as it charts its course into the next forty years. more...