68 new titles were added to the collection this week including a large number of pastoral theology and counselling titles.
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Counseling and Psychology
Bearing the unbearable: trauma, gospel, and pastoral care /Deborah van Deusen Hunsinger.
In this book, Deborah van Deusen Hunsinger weaves together threads from the fields of psychology and pastoral theology as she explores the impact of trauma on people's lives and offers practical strategies and restorative practices for dealing with it.
Converging horizons [electronic resource]: essays in religion, psychology, and caregiving /Allan Hugh Cole Jr.; foreword by Jaco J. Hamman.
Of interest to ministers, chaplains, pastoral counselors, and social workers, these essays focus particularly on human experiences, needs, or concerns that relate to matters of mental health and religious faith or spirituality. Converging Horizons demonstrates approaches to integrative work that draws on multiple fields of theory and practice in service to the goal of providing a range of caregivers with ways to both conceptualize and engage their important work.
Family therapies [electronic resource]: a comprehensive Christian appraisal /Mark A. Yarhouse & James N. Sells.
A landmark work providing critical Christian engagement with existing models of family therapy, this volume was written for those studying counseling, social work, psychology or family therapy. Family Therapies will also serve as an indispensable resource for those in the mental health professions, including counselors, psychologists, family therapists, social workers and pastors.
Foundations for soul care: a Christian psychology proposal /Eric L. Johnson.
A vitally important contribution to the field of Christian counseling offers a new framework for the care of souls that is comprehensive in scope, yet flows from a Christian understanding of human beings--what amounts to a distinctly Christian version of psychology. This book is a must-read for any serious Christian teacher, student, or practitioner in the fields of psychology or counseling.
Integrating faith and psychology [electronic resource]: twelve psychologists tell their stories /edited by Glendon L. Moriarty; foreword by Gary R. Collins.
Twelve notable psychologists relate their journeys as Christians who entered the field of psychology. They provide personal reflections on their spiritual, personal and professional journeys of interrelating their faith and profession.
Psychology & Christianity [electronic resource]: five views /edited by Eric L. Johnson; with contributions by David G. Myers [and others].
This revised edition now presents five models for understanding the relationship between psychology and Christianity. All the essays and responses have been reworked and updated with some new contributors including the addition of a new perspective, the transformative view from John Coe and Todd Hall. Each of the contributors responds to the other essayists, noting points of agreement as well as problems they see.
The quick-reference guide to counseling teenagers [electronic resource] /Tim Clinton and Chap Clark, with Joshua Straub.
A practical, comprehensive guide to counseling teenagers for lay and professional Christian counselors.
The quick-reference guide to counseling women [electronic resource] /Tim Clinton, Diane Langberg.
This A-Z guide gives pastors, professional counselors, and lay helpers the information they need to help female church members, clients, and friends work through their spiritual and emotional issues. Each of the forty topics covered follows a helpful eight-part outline and identifies typical symptoms and patterns, definitions and key thoughts, questions to ask, directions for the conversation, action steps, biblical insights, prayer starters, and recommended resources.
When life goes dark: finding hope in the midst of depression /Richard Winter.
Psychiatrist and theologian Richard Winter explores the complex issues surrounding depression. He sorts through scientific research, dispels common misunderstandings and looks at how biblical characters experienced despair. Here is help for all those who find themselves, loved ones or those they counsel vulnerable to depression.
Global volcanic hazards and risk /edited by Susan C. Loughlin, Steve Sparks, et al.
This is the first comprehensive assessment of global volcanic hazards and risk, presenting the state of the art in our understanding of global volcanic activity. It examines our assessment and management capabilities, and considers the preparedness of the global scientific community and government agencies to manage volcanic hazards and risk. This book is a key resource for the disaster risk reduction community and for those interested in volcanology and natural hazards. A non-technical summary is included for policy makers.
Industrial agriculture and ape conservation /editors: Helga Rainer, Alison White, and Annette Lanjouw.
Presenting original research, topical case studies and emerging best practice from a range of key stakeholders to examine the interface between ape conservation and industrial agriculture. In assessing the drivers behind agricultural expansion and land investments, it sheds light on governance challenges and legal frameworks that shape land use. Intended for policy makers, industry experts, decision makers, academics, researchers and NGOs, it is designed to inform debate, practice and policy to help reconcile the goals of industrial agriculture with those of ape conservation and welfare, and social and economic development.
Ship and offshore structure design in climate change perspective /by Elzbieta Maria Bitner-Gregersen; Lars Ingolf Eide; Torfinn Hørte; Rolf Skjong.
This book summarizes results of longstanding research and scientific contributions from many projects and relevant working groups. It collects and evaluates wind and wave climate projections under changing climate having design needs and marine safety in focus. The monograph is intended for students, researchers and industry based engineers who want a summary of the many studies that have been carried out on climate change effects on wind and waves and their importance for design and operations of ship and offshore structures. The reader needs only a moderate knowledge of marine wind and wave climate to follow the text.
Canada's universities [electronic resource]: cost pressures, business models and financial sustainability/Ken Snowdon.
This discussion paper focuses on identifying and examining the cost pressures and financial challenges that are an integral part of the Canadian higher education business model. The paper is intended to provide sufficient information and analysis to stimulate discussion and focus attention on fundamentals – key ingredients to ‘improving the odds’ for a financially sustainable future.
Imperial matter: ancient Persia and the archaeology of empires /Lori Khatchadourian.
Lori Khatchadourian argues that things--from everyday objects to monumental buildings--profoundly shape social and political life under empire. Out of the archaeology of ancient Persia and the South Caucasus, Imperial Matter advances powerful new analytical approaches to the study of imperialism writ large and should be read by scholars working on empire across the humanities and social sciences.
The history manifesto /Jo Guldi and David Armitage.
A call to arms to historians and everyone interested in the role of history in contemporary society. Leading historians David Armitage and Jo Guldi identify a recent shift back to longer-term narratives, following many decades of increasing specialization, which they argue is vital for the future of historical scholarship and how it is communicated. This provocative and thoughtful book makes an important intervention in the debate about the role of history and the humanities in a digital age.
Explores the popular democratic movement that emerged in the London of the 1790s in response to the French Revolution. Central to the movement's achievement was the creation of an idea of 'the people' brought into being through print and publicity. Ideas of disinterested rational debate were thrown into the mix with coruscating satire, rousing songs, and republican toasts. Print personality became a vital interface between readers and print exploited by the cast of radicals returned to history in vivid detail by Print, Publicity, and Popular Radicalism.
Acoustics of the vowel: preliminaries /Dieter Maurer
Up to now, a comprehensible theory of the acoustics of the voice and of voiced speech sounds is lacking, and consequently, no satisfying understanding of vowels as an achievement and particular formal accomplishment of the voice exists. Thus, the question of the acoustics of the vowel—and with it the question of the acoustics of the voice itself—proves to be an unresolved fundamental problem.
Drawing on the insights of sociology and psychology, Jacober reveals youth ministry to be an act of practical theology, and helps youth pastors find their footing as they guide young people through adolescence
Awakening youth discipleship: Christian resistance in a consumer culture /Brian J. Mahan, Michael Warren, David F. White ; with a foreword by Don C. Richter.
Mahan, Warren, and White tell a story of the ways in which our society has colluded to shape a domesticated adolescence. The authors believe a Christian response to this challenge must be multilevel, addressing the problem at three levels--society, church, and individual. The authors propose reclaiming practices of discernment that both engage congregations in social awareness and involve individuals in discerning fuller vocational opportunities than those allowed by popular cultural norms.
The bivocational pastor: two jobs, one ministry /Dennis Bickers.
Solid advice to help you succeed in bivocational ministry. You'll learn how to: - Manage time wisely - Define success on your own terms - Develop a vision for your church - Maintain a passion for the ministry - And much more!
Called to witness: doing missional theology /Darrell L. Guder.
Lays out basic theological issues that must be addressed for the church to serve God faithfully as Christ's witnessing people. Guder argues that there are major consequences for every classical theological locus if the fundamental claims of the missional church discussion are acknowledged. In Called to Witness he delves into these consequences, saying that we need to keep doing missional theology until it is possible to leave off the ‘missional scaffolding ‘because, after all, mission defines the very essence and calling of the church.
The challenge of preaching /John Stott; abridged and updated by Greg Scharf.
This book abridges and revises the text of Stott's Between Two Worlds: The Challenge of Preaching Today, first published in 1982, and updates it for our twenty-first-century context. Through Greg Scharf's abridging and updating work, John Stott's perspectives and insights on faithful, relevant preaching of the Word of God will benefit a new generation of preachers and preachers-to-be.
Christian mission in the modern world /John Stott and Christopher J.H. Wright.
Newly updated and expanded by Christopher J. H. Wright, John Stott's classic book presents an enduring and holistic view of Christian mission that must encompass evangelism and social action. Through a thorough biblical exploration, Stott provides a biblically based approach to mission that addresses both spiritual and physical needs.
Churches, cultures & leadership: a practical theology of congregations and ethnicities /Mark Lau Branson & Juan Francisco Martínez.
Juan Martinez and Mark Branson have written this book to equip leaders to create environments that make God's reconciling initiatives apparent in church life and in our mission engagement with neighborhoods and cities.
Crossover preaching: intercultural-improvisational homiletics in conversation with Gardner C. Taylor /Jared E. Alcántara.
Crossover Preaching proposes a way forward through conversation with the ‘dean of the nation’s black preachers,’ Gardner C. Taylor, senior pastor emeritus of Concord Baptist Church in Brooklyn, New York. In this richly interdisciplinary study, Jared E. Alcántara argues that an analysis of Taylor’s preaching reveals an improvisational-intercultural approach that recovers his contemporary significance and equips U. S. churches and seminary classrooms for the future
Divorce and remarriage in the church: biblical solutions for pastoral realities /David Instone-Brewer.
David Instone-Brewer shows how, when properly understood the New Testament provides faithful, realistic and wise guidance of crucial importance and practical help for the church today.
Foundations of pastoral care /Bruce L. Petersen.
With thorough examination, Professor Bruce Petersen traces the historical development of soul care from the primitive church and on through the centuries to the church of today. In unit one, he introduces the place of pastoral care in the local church. He emphasizes the unique responsibility of church leaders and pastors to provide spiritual guidance while caring for the physical and emotional needs of their people.
Give me Jesus: gospel-centered children's ministry that changes lives /general editor, Ryan Frank ; foreword by Jack Eggar.
Ryan Frank and ten ministry leaders share practical advice about keeping the gospel at the center of family and children's ministry. This book will change the way you do ministry.
Gospel-centered ministry [electronic resource].
D.A. Carson and Tim Keller outline their vision for the Gospel Coalition and the nature of gospel-centered ministry.
Helping those who hurt: a handbook and resource guide for caring and crisis /Barbara M. Roberts.
Whether you're a layperson or a professional counselor, Helping Those Who Hurt will help you care for others encountering life crises such as: Illness, hospitalization, and death A troubled marriage Addiction Suicide
How odd of God [electronic resource]: chosen for the curious vocation of preaching /William H. Willimon.
If you wonder why you drag yourself into the pulpit every Sunday, if you worry that your sermons aren't reaching past the front pew, then read this book and be encouraged. God chooses; God chooses preachers; God chooses you.
Intergenerational Christian formation: bringing the whole church together in ministry, community and worship /Holly Catterton Allen & Christine Lawton Ross.
In this comprehensive text, Holly Allen and Christine Ross offer a complete framework for intentional intergenerational Christian formation. They provide the theoretical foundations for intergenerationality, showing how learning and spiritual formation are better accomplished through intergenerational contexts. It is not just elders teaching youth; learning also takes place when adults discover fresh insights from children. Then the authors give concrete guidance for intergenerational praxis on how worship, learning, community and service can all be achieved intergenerationally
Leading small groups in the way of Jesus /M. Scott Boren.
In this book, Boren reminds us that any small group, no matter how it's organized, is at its heart a collection of people each walking in the way of Jesus.
Liberty to the captives [electronic resource]: our call to minister in a captive world /Raymond Rivera ; with José Carlos Montes.
Full of practical advice about how holistic community-based ministry can bring transformation, healing, and liberation from captivity, Liberty to the Captives encourages Christians to respond to God's call by ministering wherever God has placed them.
Living into community [electronic resource]: cultivating practices that sustain us /Christine D. Pohl.
Explores four specific Christian practices -- gratitude, promise-keeping, truth-telling, and hospitality -- that can counteract destructive forces and help churches and individuals build and sustain vibrant communities. Drawing on a wealth of personal and professional experience and interacting with the biblical, historical, and moral traditions, Pohl thoughtfully discusses each practice, including its possible complications and deformations, and points to how these essential practices can be better cultivated within communities and families.
The main sections explore the connection between worship and the purpose of the Father, the supremacy of the Son and life of the Holy Spirit. Each section concludes with two chapters on the Psalms, in which we hear a variety of ‘voices', and learn to join their distinctive songs.
The mission of preaching: equipping the community for faithful witness /Patrick W. T. Johnson.
Patrick W. T. Johnson develops the first missional homiletic, a model for preaching determined by the missionary encounter between the gospel and Western culture. Mobilizing the latest resources in homiletical theory and missional theology, he argues that preaching is a major form of the church’s witness to Jesus Christ, equipping the congregation for its witness to the world.
The myth of the non-Christian: engaging atheists, nominal Christians and the spiritual but not religious /Luke Cawley.
Luke Cawley shows how Christians can contextualize the gospel in different ways to connect with different kinds of people. Here he unpacks the religious identities of three key demographics: the spiritual but not religious, committed atheists and nominal Christians. Each group has particular characteristics and requires specific approaches and practices to make the Christian faith plausible, desirable and tangible to them. Filled with real-life stories of changed lives, this book is a practical and hopeful resource
The next worship: glorifying God in a diverse world /Sandra Maria Van Opstal ; foreword by Mark Labberton.
Shows how worship leaders can set the table and welcome worshipers from every tribe and tongue. Van Opstal provides biblical foundations for multiethnic worship, with practical tools and resources for planning services that reflect God's invitation for all peoples to praise him.
Nurturing different dreams: youth ministry across lines of difference /Katherine Turpin and Anne Carter Walker.
Through engaging case studies and vignettes, the authors re-examine the assumptions about youth agency, vocational development, educational practice, and mentoring. Offering concrete guidelines and practices for working effectively across lines of difference, Nurturing Different Dreams invites readers to consider their own cultural assumptions and practices for mentoring adolescents, and assists readers in analyzing and transforming their practices of mentoring young people who come from different communities than their own
Alan Sell argues that far from being a parochial enquiry, the nature of the ministry and the work and education of all the ministers are issues as relevant to the life and practice of particular local churches as they are to ecumenical discussions between the several Christian world communions.
Outposts of hope: First Peter's Christ for culture strategy /Douglas D. Webster.
Analyzes the message of First Peter in its first-century context, where Peter's suffering churches are seeking to be the people of God in an increasingly alien and hostile Roman world. The author shows how the clash of cultures in Peter's world parallels our own. Pastors, teachers, and general readers will find this book insightful, engaging, and practical for ministry application and personal enrichment. --Mark L. Strauss
Paul's theology of preaching: the apostle's challenge to the art of persuasion in ancient Corinth /Duane Litfin.
Explores the rhetorical context of Paul’s preaching and his own understanding of his task as a preacher. What is revealed in this investigation is a sharp distinction between Greco-Roman rhetorical strategies, which sought to persuade, and Paul’s theology of preaching, which was based on the model of an obedient herald. This revised and expanded version of Litfin's previous St. Paul's Theology of Proclamation will provide insight to those engaged in Pauline and New Testament studies, rhetorical theory, and Greco-Roman studies.
Steve Addison identifies what it takes to follow Jesus’ example. Building on his previous books, he reveals the apostolic qualities and behaviors of biblical, historical, and contemporary pioneers who can guide church and ministry leaders today.
Preventing ministry failure [electronic resource]: a ShepherdCare guide for pastors, ministers and other caregivers /Michael Todd Wilson and Brad Hoffmann
Brad Hoffman and Michael Todd Wilson present this workbook designed to be used by people in vocational ministry, alongside their peers, to safeguard them from burnout, moral failure and spiritual exhaustion.
The recovery-minded church: loving and ministering to people with addiction /Jonathan Benz, with Kristina Robb-Dover.
Addresses the pressing questions you are facing in ministering to those with addictions. Here you will discover a clinically informed, biblical and theological framework to love the addicts in your midst and also practical tools to help you succeed in doing so, including discussion questions after each chapter for use in small group settings.
Shaping the prayers of the people: the art of intercession /Samuel Wells and Abigail Kocher.
"Shaping the Prayers of the People begins by considering what public prayer is and offering practical guidelines for avoiding common pitfalls. It explores prayer as an integral part of worship and discusses the language we need (and don't need) to address God. Significantly, the book also provides an array of example prayers along with commentary"
Shepherds after my own heart: pastoral traditions and leadership in the Bible /Timothy S. Laniak.
A full-length academic treatment of the theme of the shepherd/pastor throughout the whole of scripture. It comprises a detailed study of Ancient Near Eastern understandings of this powerful metaphor, its uses and development in the Old Testament and its employment by the apostolic writers to describe the messianic significance of Jesus Christ, both in his earthly ministry and in his ascended and apocalyptic Lordship over church and world. In doing so, it articulates key elements of a biblical theology of pastoral ministry and leadership.
6 leadership principles from the Gospels: getting things done in your organization /David J. Felter.
Through the character sketches in this book, we learn how God works with us. We discover something about the way God transforms us from what we are into what we can be. In these sometimes tragic and broken lives, we get a glimpse of how God renews us and remakes us into people who are perfectly imperfect.
The Succession Principle: how leaders make leaders /David L. McKenna ; foreword by Gayle D. Beebe.
As a college, university, and seminary president who experienced three successions in leadership, David McKenna is eminently qualified to speak on the subject. He begins by introducing us to the Succession Principle: What we bring to leadership is important. What we do in leadership is more important. What we leave from our leadership is most important of all.
The supremacy of God in preaching /John Piper.
Newly revised and expanded, this classic resource is an essential guide for pastors seeking a biblical standard for preaching.
Teams that thrive: five disciplines of collaborative church leadership /Ryan T. Hartwig and Warren Bird.
Researchers and practitioners Ryan Hartwig and Warren Bird have discovered churches of various sizes and traditions throughout the United States who have learned to thrive under healthy team leadership. Using actual church examples, they present their discoveries here, culminating in five disciplines that, if implemented, can enable your team to thrive. The result? A coaching tool for senior leadership teams that enables struggling teams to thrive, and resources teams doing well to do their work even better.
The trellis and the vine: the ministry mind-shift that changes everything /Colin Marshall and Tony Payne.
A major mind-shift is required if we are to fulfill the Great Commission of Christ, and see the vine flourish again.
In this book Harvie M. Conn and Manuel Ortiz address the vital work of the urban church as they trace the history of the city around the world, examine the biblical basis for urban mission, unpack the multifaceted identity of the city and discuss particular issues and needs of urban leadership.
The vulnerable pastor: how human limitations empower our ministry /Mandy Smith ; foreword by David Hansen.
Transparently describing her pastoral journey, Smith shows how vulnerability shapes ministry, through our spiritual practices and relationships, influencing our preaching, teaching and even the nuts and bolts of the daily schedule. Understanding our human constraints makes our ministry more sustainable and guards us against disillusionment and burnout. We don't have to have it all together. Recognizing our weakness makes us rely on God, so our weakness can become a ministry resource. God has called you to lead not as a demigod, but as a human, so the world can see that the church is a place for humans like them.
When helping hurts: how to alleviate poverty without hurting the poor-- and yourself /Steve Corbett and Brian Fikkert.
A must read for anyone who works with the poor or in missions, When Helping Hurts provides foundational concepts, clearly articulated general principles and relevant applications. The result is an effective and holistic ministry to the poor, not a truncated gospel.
When your people are grieving [electronic resource]: leading in times of loss /Harold Ivan Smith.
In this easy-to-read book written directly to the pastors, well-known grief specialist Harold Ivan Smith probes the many facets of grief ministry, presenting practical advice in dealing with one of the most challenging yet rewarding parts of ministry in the local church. You'll learn: hat family members expect from their pastors during times of grief, what you should never say to those who have experienced loss, how to equip your congregation to care for grievers, how to counsel grievers who question the existence of God, why we no longer talk about the ‘five stages of grief.
With all our prayers: walking with God through the Christian year /John B. Rogers, Jr.
The beautiful prayers in this book are theologically grounded in God's steadfast love and invincible grace and contain traditional elements of adoration, confession, thanksgiving, petition, and intercession. In this helpful volume, church leaders will find prayers ordered around the liturgical calendar with themes appropriate to the seasons of the church year. Individuals and prayer groups will find guidance in praying for church and world, in interceding on behalf of strangers and enemies as well as loved ones and friends.
The autonomous life?: paradoxes of hierarchy and authority in the squatters’ movement in Amsterdam /Nazima Kadir.
An ethnographic study of the internal dynamics of a subcultural community that defines itself as a social movement. While the majority of scholarly studies on this movement focus on its official face, on its front stage, this book concerns itself with the ideological and practical paradoxes at work within the micro-social dynamics of the backstage, an area that has so far been neglected in social movement studies. The central question is how hierarchy and authority function in a social movement subculture that disavows such concepts.
Conflict, security and the reshaping of society: the civilization of war /edited by Alessandro Dal Lago and Salvatore Palidda.
An examination of the effect of contemporary wars (such as the 'War on Terror') on civil life at a global level. This book will be of much interest to students of critical security studies, war and conflict studies, terrorism studies, sociology and IR in general.
Contested justice: the politics and practice of the International Criminal Court interventions /edited by Christian De Vos, Sara Kendall, Carsten Stahn.
Bringing together scholars and practitioners who specialise on the ICC, this collection offers a diverse account of its interventions: from investigations to trials and from the Court's Hague-based centre to the networks of actors who sustain its activities. Exploring connections with transitional justice and international relations, and drawing upon critical insights from the interpretive social sciences, it offers a novel perspective on the ICC's work.
Indigenous people's innovation: intellectual property pathways to development /edited by Peter Drahos and Susy Frankel.
Analyzes the relationship between intellectual property and indigenous innovation. The contributors come from different disciplinary backgrounds including law, ethnobotany and science.
The practices of happiness: political economy, religion and wellbeing /edited by John Atherton, Elaine Graham and Ian Steedman.
A unique collection of nineteen leading scholars from the field of economics, psychology, public theology and social policy have been brought together in this volume to explore the religious contribution to the debate about happiness and well-being. It will be of particular relevance for those who are concerned about the continuing debate about personal and societal well-being, as well as those who are interested in the continuing significance of religion for the future of public policy.
Untamed urbanisms /edited by Adriana Allen, Andrea Lampis and Mark Swilling.
This book aims to re-politicise the relationship between urban development, sustainability and justice, and to explore the tensions emerging under real circumstances, as well as their potential for transformative change. It will be of interest to researchers, city managers and a wide range of policy actors in government, civil society and the private sector.
The practice of story [electronic resource]: suffering and the possibilities of redemption /Mindy Makant.
Makant admits the horrors of suffering: that suffering damages and destroys, that past suffering renders one unable to live in the present, and that profound suffering can make it altogether impossible to imagine a future. Yet in the very midst of this impossibility, Makant shows how suffering, even extreme and profound suffering, does not have the final word. God does. The story of suffering is not the defining narrative.