April 26, 2016

New Titles Tuesday: Focus on Church topics

So many new eBooks were added to the collection this week that we are providing topic specific lists. Here are  some 60 titles dealing with Christian ministry and Church (ecclesiology, pastoral counseling, homiletics, leadership church history and missiology.    See also our posts on Biblical Studies, Theology and other topics as well

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 American Christianity is a revolution that is always happening, and always needs to happen. The old-time religion always has to be made new, and that is what Americans have been doing throughout their history. 

Best practices for effective boards /E. LeBron Fairbanks, Dwight M. Gunter II, James R. Couchenour.

Biblical preaching: the development and delivery of expository messages /Haddon W. Robinson.

Children's ministry in the way of Jesus /David M. Csinos and Ivy Beckwith ; foreword by John H. Westerhoff III.

 College ministry in a post-Christian culture /Stephen Lutz.

Couple therapy: a new hope-focused approach /Jennifer S. Ripley, Everett L. Worthington, Jr.

Discovering your leadership style: the power of chemistry, strategy and spirituality /David T. Olson.

Effective intercultural communication: a Christian perspective /A. Scott Moreau, Evvy Hay Campbell, Susan Greener.

 Fail: finding hope and grace in the midst of ministry failure /J.R. Briggs.

Faith-rooted organizing: mobilizing the church in service to the world /Rev. Alexia Salvatierra and Dr. Peter Goodwin Heltzel.
Mark Noll illustrates the riches awaiting anyone who gains even a preliminary understanding of the diverse histories that make up the Christian story. He shows how coming to view human culture as created by God was an important gift he received from the historical study of world Christian diversity, which then led him to a deeper theological understanding of Christianity itself. He also offers advice to students who sense a call to a learned vocation.

Global evangelicalism: theology, history and culture in regional perspective /edited by Donald M. Lewis and Richard V. Pierard. "
A gathering of front-rank historians offer conceptual and regional overviews of evangelical Christianity.

 GlobalChurch: reshaping our conversations, renewing our mission, revitalizing our churches /Graham Hill ; foreword by Scot McKnight.

Grace-full leadership: understanding the heart of a Christian leader /John C. Bowling.

I beg to differ: navigating difficult conversations with truth and love /by Tim Muehlhoff.

 The integrated church: authentic multicultural ministry /Tracey M. Lewis-Giggetts.

Intentional ministry in a not-so-mega church: becoming a missional community /Dennis Bickers.

Introducing Christian mission today: scripture, history, and issues /Michael W. Goheen ; cover design, Cindy Kiple ; interior design, Beth Hagenberg.

Invasion of the dead: preaching resurrection /Brian K. Blount.

 Justice awakening: how you and your church can help end human trafficking /Eddie Byun ; cover design Cindy Kiple ; interior design Beth Hagenberg.

Kingdom conspiracy: returning to the radical mission of the local church /Scot McKnight.

Making neighborhoods whole: a handbook for Christian community development /Wayne Gordon & John M. Perkins, with Randall Frame ; foreword by Shane Claiborne.

Missional discipleship: partners in God's redemptive mission /edited by Mark A. Maddix and Jay Richard Akkerman.

Models for biblical preaching: expository sermons from the Old Testament /edited by Haddon W. Robinson and Patricia Batten.
America's best-known and most influential African American preachers describe how they prepare their sermons. Each preacher also presents a sermon that highlights his or her particular method of sermon preparation.

Drawn from time- and field-tested strategies, this practical resource helps church leaders avoid costly mistakes and maximize the return on their investment in four areas of church life--ministries, staffing, facilities, and finances.

A new kind of church: understanding models of ministry for the 21st century /Aubrey Malphurs.
For anyone concerned with the state of the church, but it is especially valuable for church leaders considering change in their own churches

The gospel becomes so much more tangible and compelling when the local church is actually a part of the community, connected to the struggles of the people, and even the land itself. This is not a new idea -- the concept of a parish is as old as Paul's letters to the various communities of the ancient church. But in an age of dislocation and disengagement, the notion of a church that knows its place and gives itself to where it finds itself is like a breath of fresh air, like a sign of new life.
Organizational leadership: foundations and practices for Christians /edited by Jack Burns, John R. Shoup, and Donald C. Simmons Jr. 
Explores key facets of leadership from a Christian worldview so as to equip people to conduct leadership more authentically than would be possible under alternative paradigms. The book begins with the seldom considered theological foundations of leadership while also tracing the historic roots of management, organization and leadership theories.

Parental guidance advised: adult preaching from the Old Testament /edited by Alyce M. Mckenzie and Charles L. Aaron Jr. 
Provides profound and provocative sermons that honor the depth and complexity of both Bible and everyday life. Each chapter includes a brief essay on its topic, followed by suggested texts for preaching. The book covers all three years of the lectionary cycle.

Pastoral care in times of death and dying /Danny Goddard.

 People-pleasing pastors: avoiding the pitfalls of approval-motivated leadership /Charles Stone. Bringing together biblical insights and neuroscience findings, Stone shows why we fall into people-pleasing patterns and what we can do to overcome these tendencies and have more effective ministry.

With engaging personal stories of the famous athletes he has mentored, along with examples from the life of Jesus, Jim Stump shows how to develop rich mentoring relationships with the people in our lives.
Malphurs and Penfold take pastors through a process of discovery and self-evaluation designed to help them re-envision their role, create a culture for positive change, and recruit people to come alongside them as helpers and encouragers. Multiple appendices offer self-diagnostic tools and surveys to help pastors assess their strengths and weaknesses for more effective ministry.

Religious education in the African American tradition: a comprehensive introduction /Kenneth H. Hill. 
Considers a diversity of voices, including those of evangelical, pentecostal, liberation, and womanist African American theologians.

 Resolving everyday conflict /Ken Sande and Kevin Johnson.
A practical, biblical, and concise guide to peacemaking in everyday life that can turn your troubled relationships into peaceful ones.

Right from the start: a pastor's guide to premarital counseling /David and Lisa Frisbie.

Sentness: six postures of missional Christians /Kim Hammond and Darren Cronshaw.
In defiance of the temptations to make the church all about its members, Kim Hammond and Darren Cronshaw call us to embrace our ""sentness, "" to follow Jesus into our world and call it to faith.

So much better: how thousands of pastors help each other to thrive /by Penny Long Marler, D. Bruce Roberts,  et al.
At this book's heart are the stories of seven peer group models. Also featured is information about peer group recruitment, leadership, content, and structure, and practical advice about the cost, sustainability, and evaluation of peer groups.

Spiritual equipping for mission: thriving as God's message bearers /Ryan Shaw.

Stan Toler's practical guide for ministry transition: how to navigate pastoral change personally and professionally /Stan Toler. 
Veteran pastor Stan Toler comes alongside the pastor in transition to help assess the reasons for change and be sure that the decision to move--and the move itself--will go smoothly. 
Understanding Muslim chaplaincy /Sophie Gilliat-Ray, Muhammad Mansur Ali, Stephen Pattison. 
Providing a rich description of the personnel, practice, and politics of contemporary Muslim chaplaincy, the authors consider the extent to which Muslim chaplaincy might be distinctive in Britain relative to the work of Muslim chaplains in the USA and other countries.

Looks at the broad cultural influences that are shaping the whole movement, and Miller's sage counsel challenges the reader to confront these forces personally and take steps toward a personal, vital spirituality.

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