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The Gospel of Christmas
Reflections for Advent

5" x 7" 144 pages paperback, $15.00 978-0-8308-3785-4 WPD SePteMber 2012 Advent/Christmas bISAC RELIGION / Holidays / Christmas & Advent

Patty Kirk

Market/Audience • Devotional readers • Women related title 978-0-8308-3808-2, Shaped by the Cross Contents Preface 1. Come 2. The First Snow of Winter 3. Advent 4. The Faith of a Child 5. Stille Nacht 6. Joseph’s Dreams 7. And He Is in the Manger Now 8. Anointed 9. Troughs 10. Washing Socks 11. In the Bleak Midwinter 12. Seeking God 13. Living Life Abundantly: A Parable

Reflections foR Advent

In The Gospel of Christmas, Patty Kirk helps us get in touch with our muted hopes and fears and reminds us that they are met and given their resolution in the coming of Christ, which Christmas celebrates, Advent anticipates and all our lives prepare us for. • Offers an opportunity to slow down in the midst of a hectic season and consider what Christmas is really all about • Makes a lovely holiday gift Author Information Patty Kirk is writer in residence and associate professor of English at John Brown University. She is an award-winning writer and author of Confessions of an Amateur Believer and Starting from Scratch: A Wandering Cook in Search of Home.

“What a beautiful book! Like Christmas itself, The Gospel of Christmas is filled with wonder and delight as well as with longing and sorrow. Patty Kirk charms readers with her masterful story-weaving and her dazzling application. This book is a lifechanger. A must-read for Advent and for Christmas or any old time.” —Caryn Dahlstrand rivadeneira, author of Grumble Hallelujah and cofounder of Redbud Writers Guild


A Free People’s Suicide
Sustainable Freedom and the American Future

5.5" x 8.25" 224 pages paperback, $16.00 978-0-8308-3465-5 WPD AuguSt 2012 Cultural Analysis, Current Issues, Politics and Government, Public Life bISAC RELIGION / Religion, Politics & State

Os Guinness

Market/Audience • General readers • Policymakers related titles 978-0-8308-2880-7, The Contested Public Square 978-0-8308-3795-3, Fixing the Moral Deficit 978-0-8308-2893-7, The Limits of Liberal Democracy 978-0-8308-2922-4, Politics for the Greatest Good Contents 1. What Kind of People Do You Think You Are? 2. Always Free, Free Always 3. Using History to Defy History 4. The Golden Triangle of Liberty 5. The Completest Revolution of All 6. An Empire Worthy of Free People 7. The Eagle and the Sun Notes

Os Guinness traces the evolution of the American ideal of freedom from the founders to the present, warning that the country’s defining experiment is on the verge of failure. He argues that the future of the republic depends on Americans who are willing to move beyond a negative freedom-from-constraints into a positive pursuit of virtue—without which freedom itself becomes intolerable. • Includes up-to-date analysis of the tea Party and Occupy Wall Street movements Author Information Os Guinness (D.Phil., Oxford) is the author or editor of more than twenty-five books, including The American Hour, Time for Truth and The Case for Civility. A frequent speaker and prominent social critic, he was the founder of the Trinity Forum and has been a visiting fellow at the Brookings Institution and a guest scholar at the Woodrow Wilson Center for International Studies.

“Let this book be the new litmus test. If you are serious about America, be familiar with its themes and expect to discuss them and to be tested on them. . . . Alas, we will not be graded on a curve.” —eric Metaxas, author of Bonhoeffer: Pastor, Martyr, Prophet, Spy

“Os Guinness has a profound grasp of political philosophy. . . . His analysis of American freedom . . . is a clarion call for renewal of the Founders’ vision.” —James W. Sire, author of Václav Havel: The Intellectual Conscience of International Politics


Consequential Leadership
15 Leaders Fighting for Our Cities, Our Poor, Our Youth and Our Culture

5.5" x 8.25" 208 pages paperback, $16.00 978-0-8308-3792-2 WPD AuguSt 2012

Mac Pier

Justice/Peace, Leadership, Pastoral Resources bISAC RELIGION / Leadership

Mac Pier

Consequential leadership
15 Leaders Fighting For our Cities,

Market/Audience • Business professionals • Church leaders • Community and government leaders • Entrepreneurs • Pastors related titles 978-0-8308-3837-0, Mobilizing Hope 978-0-8308-3368-9, Practical Justice 978-0-8308-3436-5, Shaking the System Contents Foreword by Bob Buford Acknowledgments 1. Consequential Times 2. Tim Keller: Grace 3. Luis Palau: Festival! 4. A. R. Bernard: Culture 5. Glenn Smith: Shalom 6. Richard Stearns: Rescue 7. Ajith Fernando: Suffering 8. Frances Hesselbein: Sacrifice 9. Wilson Goode: Equality 10. George Gallup Jr: Belonging 11. Brenda Salter McNeil: Reconciliation 12. Alan and Katherine Barnhart: Obedience 13. Bob Doll: Strategy 14. Jim Mellado and Steve Bell: Team 15. Consequential Leadership: The Difference One Person Can Make Afterword by Kevin Palau Notes

our Poor, our Youth and our CuLture

Tim Keller, George Gallup Jr., Frances Hesselbein, Bob Doll, Richard Stearns, Wilson Goode and others

Mac Pier profiles fifteen of the most dynamic leaders of our day, seeking to uncover the principles of consequential leadership at this embattled moment in history. Whether you’re a seasoned leader or an up-and-comer, you will find inspiration and direction in the stories of Tim Keller, Frances Hesselbein, George Gallup Jr., Rich Stearns and other men and women who are making a visible difference in society. • encourages engagement with issues of public concern • Includes ideas for practical application throughout • Foreword by bob buford and afterword by Kevin Palau Author Information Mac Pier is president and founder of the New York City Leadership Center and has hosted a half dozen urban consultations for 10,000 leaders since 1995. He is the author of The Power of a City at Prayer.

“This book is a study of what has already taken place through several consequential leaders, but it is also a challenge to every Christ-follower to continue and multiply that work.” —From the afterword by Kevin Palau, president, Luis Palau Association


Ashamed No More
A Pastor’s Journey Through Sex Addiction

5.5" x 8.25" 240 pages paperback, $16.00 978-0-8308-3793-9 WPD AuguSt 2012 Pastoral Resources, Addictions/Temptations, Sexuality bISAC RELIGION / Christian Ministry / Counseling & Recovery

Thomas C. Ryan

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Market/Audience • Church leaders • Counselors and therapists • Small group leaders related titles 978-0-8308-3700-7, Wired for Intimacy 978-0-8308-3842-4, Closing the Window 978-0-8308-3740-3, No Stones Contents Preface 1. Living a Divided Life 2. Sexuality and Spirituality 3. Coming to Know the Enemy Within 4. Shame and “Morality” 5. Excavating Origins 6. Genuine Spiritual Community and the Recovery Movement 7. Transformation, Struggle and What I Learned 8. In the Darkness, He Is There 9. God, Brokenness and Life in the Mindful Calm 10. Brokenness and Healthy Spiritual Community 11. Biblical Ethics and Sexual Behavior 12. Broken Leaders and Spiritual Rehab Acknowledgments Notes

ashamed no moRe
A Pastor’s Journey Through Sex Addiction

Pastor Tom Ryan narrates the unsettling story of his lifelong struggle with sexual addiction, one that predated and pervaded his pastoral ministry. He draws on his own experience of shame and isolation to equip the church for a new and radically loving ministry to the sexually broken. • Provides a rare, firsthand account of a pastor’s struggle with sexual addiction • Outlines a new ministry that protects the dignity of the sexually broken Author Information For nearly twenty years Thomas C. Ryan was founding and senior pastor of a large church. He resigned in order to concentrate more fully on his ongoing recovery from a lifelong sexual addiction. He now serves with PastorServe, where he researches therapeutic models and provides counseling services for pastors and ministry leaders.


a new title in the resources for reconciliation series!

Making Peace with the Land
God’s Call to Reconcile with Creation

5.5" x 8.25" 160 pages paperback, $15.00 978-0-8308-3457-0 WPD MAy 2012 Creation Care/Ecology bISAC RELIGION / Christian Life / Social Issues

Fred Bahnson, Norman Wirzba Foreword by Bill McKibben

Making Peace with the L a n d

Market/Audience • Culture watchers • Those interested in sustainable agriculture and creation care Selected titles from the Series 978-0-8308-3451-6, Reconciling All Things 978-0-8308-3454-9, Friendship at the Margins

God’s Call to Reconcile with Creation

“This book reminds us of the resources— scriptural, scientific and human—that we have as we try to write a new story, one that emphasizes the need for people to back off, to allow the planet to operate on its own (God’s) terms instead of ours.” —From the foreword by bill McKibben, author of Deep Economy and Earth

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“This is a book about communion in its deepest sense.” —Sara Miles, founder of The Food Pantry and author of Take This Bread: A Radical Conversion

Agriculturalist Fred Bahnson and theologian Norman Wirzba develop a vision for community renewal based on reconciliation with the land. With a balance of theological and practical insight, the authors lead communities into practices of local food production, eucharistic eating and delight in God’s provision. • Offers a holistic, theologically grounded vision for sustainable living Author Information Fred Bahnson is a permaculture gardener, a pioneer in church-supported agriculture and an award-winning poet and essayist. He was the cofounder and director of Anathoth Community Garden in Cedar Grove, North Carolina. Norman Wirzba is Research Professor of Theology, Ecology and Rural Life at Duke Divinity School. He is the author of Food and Faith, Living the Sabbath and The Paradise of God.

“Bahnson and Wirzba have written a compelling summons to food repentance. They call us away from the long-term unsustainable bubble of food in the orbit of fossil fuel. They urge return to the quotidian reality of soil, fresh tomatoes, the daily work of gardening and realism about the source of food. Their accessible, anecdotal style adds force to the critical bite of their invitation toward life-giving, life-sustaining food.” —Walter brueggemann, Columbia Theological Seminary


Telling the Gospel Through Story
Evangelism That Keeps Hearers Wanting More

5.5" x 8.25" 180 pages paperback, $15.00 978-0-8308-3794-6 WPD July 2012 Evangelism, Crosscultural Missions bISAC RELIGION / Christian Ministry / Missions

Christine Dillon

Market/Audience • Evangelists and missionaries • InterVarsity staff & chapters • Small group leaders related titles 978-0-8308-3632-1, The Story of God, the Story of Us 978-0-8308-2309-3, Cross-Cultural Connections

Telling The gospel Through sTory
evangelism That Keeps hearers Wanting More

“Christine Dillon . . . writes winsomely and helpfully about ways in which we can engagingly bring the gospel alive through the art of storytelling in a global generation of increasing numbers of oral learners.” —lindsay brown, former general secretary of IFES

Christine Dillon

Crosscultural missionary Christine Dillon states her case for storytelling as today’s most compelling form of evangelism. She explains the inner workings of a good story, going on to demonstrate how “storying” revolutionizes Christian communication—from evangelism to group Bible study. • Provides an all-in-one guide to effective evangelistic bible storytelling • Includes special insights for trainers and those working crossculturally Author Information Christine Dillon works as a church planter in Taiwan with OMF International. She has been a missionary there for the past twelve years. Her evangelism approach consists of storying, discipling and training locals and other missionaries. She is the author of 1-2-1 Discipleship: Helping One Another Grow Spiritually.

“A book that encourages, inspires and helps me to use storytelling much more often in sharing the message of the Bible with Muslims. I will be highly recommending it to all my students and Christian friends.” —richard Hibbert, director, School of Cross-Cultural Mission, Sydney Missionary & Bible College

“Many people love to talk about ‘orality’ and theorize on how and why it should work. Christine learned the concepts of storytelling and immediately started using them. Over the years, she has had to improve her skills, change her approach and develop her methods. . . . Now she has written down what she has learned. This is a must-read.” —John Walsh, president, Christian Storytelling Network


Christian Confidence
An Introduction to Defending the Faith

5.5" x 8.25" 240 pages paperback, $16.00 978-0-8308-3786-1 WIV (IVP/UK) AuguSt 2012 Apologetics bISAC RELIGION / Christian Theology / Apologetics

Chris Sinkinson

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Market/Audience • Christian college students and professors • New Christians • Pastors related titles 978-0-8308-3945-2, Thinking About Christian Apologetics 978-0-8308-3935-3, Christian Apologetics 978-0-8308-2702-2, Pocket Handbook of Christian Apologetics

Chris Sinkinson
Christian Confidence is a one-stop shop for anyone seeking to bring composure and knowledge to conversations about faith in the twenty-first century. With extensive coverage of the history, theory and practice of apologetics, the book demonstrates why Christian confidence is as much about deep assimilation as it is about sharp presentation. • Provides a comprehensive overview of the theory and practice of apologetics • Written in a clear, easy-to-understand style Author Information Chris Sinkinson worked as an archaeologist before studying philosophy and theology. He is now a lecturer in apologetics at Moorlands College on the south coast of England and pastors a church in the New Forest. He regularly speaks at churches, universities and conferences, and has participated in debates with non-Christians.

“Chris Sinkinson has achieved something rather remarkable here. In just a few hundred pages he looks at the craft of apologetics from almost every angle. . . . One of the best introductions to apologetics I have seen.” —Craig J. Hazen, founder and director of the graduate program in Christian apologetics, Biola University

“Impressively wide-ranging and useful. . . . Get it. Read it. Use it!” —rev. Dr. Michael green, Oxford University

“A masterful introduction to the whole scope of apologetics. . . . A great first book for new Christians embedded in an often-hostile culture and a reminder to mature Christians of the richness of their intellectual and faith-bound history.” —James W. Sire, author of The Universe Next Door


Deep Mentoring
Guiding Others on Their Leadership Journey

6" x 9" 252 pages paperback, $20.00 978-0-8308-3789-2 WPD OCtOber 2012 Leadership, Spiritual Direction/Mentoring bISAC RELIGION / Leadership

Randy D. Reese, Robert Loane

Guiding Others on Their Leadership Journey

Market/Audience • Ministry leaders • Seminary students and professors Previous title 978-0-8308-2210-2, Spiritual Mentoring related titles 978-0-8308-3364-1, The Leadership Jump 978-0-8308-3270-5, Sacred Companions Contents Foreword by James M Houston Introduction Part I: Noticing . . . God’s Already Present Action 1. Paying Attention 2. A Storied Way: What We Learn from Editing Our Lives Part II: Learning . . . from Those Who Have Come Before Us 3. Foundation: A Beginning 4. Preparation: Finding Our Way 5. Contribution: Leading Out of Who We Are 6. Multiplication: Finishing Well Part III: Guiding . . . the Formation of Others 7. Imitating Jesus’ Way with Others 8. Christian Leadership Formation: The Nature of Our Work Appendices

Deep Mentoring
R a n dy d. R e es e
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R O b e RT LO a n e

Randy Reese and Robert Loane believe good leaders are not born but made— through a slow process of deep mentoring. Thus if we’re going to have good leaders tomorrow, we need good mentors today. This book taps into the twin resources of leadership and spiritual formation to help you become the lifelong guide and friend our future leaders need. • builds on the pioneering leadership work of bobby Clinton (Fuller Seminary) Author Information Randy D. Reese (Doctor of Missiology, Fuller Theological Seminary) is president of VantagePoint3, a ministry seeking to renew local communities through lifelong Christian leadership formation. He is the author of Spiritual Mentoring. Robert Loane (M.Div., Talbot Seminary) is cofounder of VantagePoint3 ministries.


The Bible Questions
Shedding Light on the World’s Most Important Book

5.5" x 8.25" 192 pages paperback, $15.00 978-0-8308-5612-1 WPD SePteMber 2012 Bible Study Resources bISAC RELIGION / Biblical Studies / General

Hal Seed

Market/Audience • New Christians • Small group leaders related titles 978-0-8308-5364-9, God’s Big Picture 978-0-8308-1093-2, How to Understand Your Bible 978-0-8308-3723-6, Knowing Scripture

The BiBle QuesTions
shedding light on the World’s Most important Book

Hal Seed

The Bible isn’t meant to be left unquestioned. It’s meant to be opened, read and grappled with continually. Hal Seed takes you on a tour of the world’s most important book, using our most common questions to reveal the Bible’s most uncommon purpose in our lives. • Provides a readable survey of the content and history of the bible • Includes a study guide for individual, group or churchwide reflection Author Information Hal Seed (D.Min., Fuller Seminary) is a church consultant for evangelism and outreach, military ministry strategy and “Next Door” efforts. He is a Walk-Thru-The-Bible instructor and a trainer for Dynamic Church Planting International.

Contents Foreword by Sergio De La Mora This Is The Bible Part I: Primary Questions 1. Who Wrote the Bible? 2. How Is the Bible Different Than Other Books? 3. Who Decided What Went into the Bible? 4. How Accurate Can the Bible Be? 5. Did God Really Write the Bible? Part II: Purpose Questions 6. Does the Bible Speak to People? 7. What’s the Bible’s Purpose? 8. Can the Bible Make Me a Better Person? 9. What’s the Central Message of the Bible? 10. What’s the Bible’s Story Line? Part III: Probing Questions 11. Why Are There So Many Translations? 12. Why Was God So Violent in the Old Testament? 13. Why Is There Only One Way to Heaven? 14. When Will Jesus Return? 15. Where Is the Trinity Found in Scripture? Part IV: Practical Questions 16. How Do I Study the Bible? 17. How Do I Find the Meaning of the Text? 18. How Do I Apply What I Learn? 19. Where Can I Get Help with the Bible? 20. How Can I Master This Book? Small Group Study Guide Appendix 1: The Bible Study Process Appendix 2: The Bible in One Verse Acknowledgments


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Basic Christianity
John Stott Foreword by Rick Warren

4.25" x 7" 192 pages paperback, $6.00 978-0-8308-3413-6 WIV (IVP/UK) MAy 2012 Apologetics, Evangelistic Literature bISAC RELIGION / Christianity / General

Market/Audience • New Christians • Campus ministers
ivp classics

Basic Christianity

Previous titles in the Series 978-0-8308-3409-9, The Fight 978-0-8308-3408-2, Your Mind Matters 978-0-8308-3407-5, The Mark of the Christian 978-0-8308-3411-2, Christian Mission in the Modern World 978-0-8308-3405-1, Escape from Reason 978-0-8308-3410-5, Daring to Draw Near Contents Foreword by Rick Warren Preface 1. The Right Approach Part I: Christ’s Person 2. The Claims of Christ 3. The Character of Christ 4. The Resurrection of Christ Part II: Man’s Need 5. The Fact and Nature of Sin 6. The Consequences of Sin Part III: Christ’s Work 7. The Death of Christ 8. The Salvation of Christ Part IV: Man’s Response 9. Counting the Cost 10. Reaching a Decision 11. Being a Christian

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Basic Christianity

john stott
foreword by rick warre n

John Stott’s clear, classic book examines the historical facts on which Christianity stands. Here is a sound, sensible guide for all who seek an intellectually satisfying explanation of the Christian faith. • Over 2.5 million copies sold • Makes an accessible yet thoughtful introduction to Christianity Author Information John Stott (1921-2011) was an internationally known preacher, evangelist and communicator of Scripture. He was rector of All Souls Church in London and a leader among evangelicals around the world. He was honored by Time magazine in 2005 as one of the “100 Most Influential People in the World.”

“John Stott’s disarming introduction to personal faith is a modern classic. Long life to it.” —J. I. Packer, author of Knowing God


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Strangers Next Door
Immigration, Migration and Mission

5.5" x 8.25" 192 pages paperback, $15.00 978-0-8308-5758-6 WPD OCtOber 2012 Crosscultural Missions, Evangelism bISAC RELIGION / Christian Ministry / Missions

J. D. Payne

Market/Audience • Church leaders • Christian college students and professors related titles 978-0-8308-2309-3, Cross-Cultural Connections 978-0-8308-3359-7, Welcoming the Stranger Contents Acknowledgments Foreword by Jason Mandryk Introduction 1. Immigration, Migration and Kingdom Perspective 2. What in the World Is God Doing? 3. The World’s Unreached in the West 4. Migration and Kingdom Expansion, Part 1 5. Migration and Kingdom Expansion, Part 2 6. Migration and the West, 1500-2010 7. Students on the Move 8. Refugees on the Move 9. Stories from the Field 10. Guidelines for Reaching the Strangers Next Door 11. A Suggested Strategy for Reaching the Strangers Next Door 12. Diaspora Missiology: A Conclusion or Just the Beginning? Appendix 1: Unreached People Groups in the United States and Canada Appendix 2: Unreached People Groups in the West, Excluding the United States and Canada Appendix 3: Unreached People Groups in the West Scripture Index General Index

Strangers next door immigration, migration, and mission

J. D. Payne
Foreword by Jason Mandryk

Christians in the West are living among some of the least-reached people groups in the world and have the unprecedented opportunity to share the gospel with them. Here J. D. Payne introduces the phenomenon of human migration to the West and discusses how the Western church ought to respond. • Includes practical guidelines for developing a global strategy for missions • Includes case studies of effective churches and organizations • Discusses causes of migration to the West, including education and refugee status Author Information J. D. Payne is a National Missionary with North American Mission Board and an associate professor of church planting and evangelism at the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. He serves as the book review editor for the Great Commission Research Journal.

“With the perfect blend of Scripture, stories and strategies, this book turns us toward our global diaspora future.” —grant McClung, president, Missions Resource Group


Living Your Legacy
An Action-Packed Guide for the Later Years

7" x 10" 128 pages paperback, $16.00 978-0-8308-2113-6 W July 2012 Aging, Bbile Study bISAC RELIGION / Biblical Studies / Bible Study Guides

Sandy Larsen, Dale Larsen

Sandy Larsen & Dale Larsen

Living Your

Market/Audience • Christians age 50 and up • Ministry leaders • Small group leaders related titles 978-0-8308-3548-5, Souls in Full Sail 978-0-8308-3796-0, The Third Third of Life Contents Introduction 1. Cast Off Security: Hebrews 11:1-3, 8-12 2. Engage with the Unexpected: Acts 16:6-15 3. Revive an Old Dream: Exodus 3:1-22 4. Rescue the Helpless: Luke 10:25-37 5. Build Something New: Genesis 6:5-22 6. Comfort the Downcast: 2 Corinthians 1:1-11 7. Empower the Poor: Isaiah 58:6-12 8. Find an Alternative: When Retirement Isn’t an Option: Genesis 21:8-21 9. Make a Connection: Deuteronomy 24:19-22 10. Notice the Children Around You: Mark 9:33-37; 10:13-16 11. Take the Lead: Joshua 1:1-9 12. Welcome the Stranger: Acts 8:26-40 13. Look to the Future: Luke 1:5-25; 57-66 Conclusion: What’s Next? Appendix: Instructions for the Group Leader

An Action-Packed Guide for the Later Years

How is it that some seniors never slow down? What keeps them going? In Living Your Legacy, Dale and Sandy Larsen help you uncover the secret to the second wind. As you interact with these personal stories, Bible studies, prayers and exercises, you’ll begin to see the possibilities in your own story. With God’s help, you can come to grasp your own legacy and start living it out today. • uses the popular inductive bible study method • Facilitates personal reflection and planning Author Information Dale and Sandy Larsen are writers living in Rochester, Minnesota. Together they have written more than thirty books and Bible studies, including the very popular LifeGuide Bible Study® Growing Older and Wiser.


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Understanding the Books of the Bible Series
Christopher R. Smith

6" x 9" paperback, $10.00 W AuguSt 2012 Bible Study Guides bISAC RELIGION / Biblical Studies / General Paul’s Prison Letters 144 pages 978-0-8308-5810-1 Job 144 pages 978-0-8308-5809-5

In the first of two new Understanding the Books of the Bible guides, Christopher Smith walks groups through Paul’s final seven letters, emphasizing the dramatic context of Paul’s imprisonment throughout. In the second, Christopher Smith’s new study on Job, you will find yourself immersed in a haunting poetic discussion of the nature of suffering and the roots of evil. Both guides set aside artificial chapter and verse divisions to follow the original outline and dramatic flow of the text. • Includes engaging discussion questions Author Information The Rev. Dr. Christopher R. Smith is an author and biblical scholar who lives in East Lansing, Michigan. He served local churches for nearly twenty years in Massachusetts, Ontario and Michigan and is now a volunteer campus staff member with Graduate InterVarsity at Michigan State University. He was a consulting editor to the International Bible Society (now Biblica) for The Books of the Bible, an edition of the Scriptures that presents the biblical books according to their natural literary outlines, without chapters and verses. He was one of the translators for The Voice Bible, forthcoming this spring.

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With a scholar’s mind and a pastor’s heart, N. T. Wright walks everyday readers through the New Testament. Perfect for group use or daily personal reflection, these studies use the popular inductive method combined with Wright’s thoughtful insights to bring contemporary application of Scripture to life. • Draws from Wright’s New testament for everyone commentary series • uses the popular inductive bible study method • Includes notes and comments from a world-renowned New testament scholar Author Information N. T. Wright, formerly bishop of Durham in England, is research professor of New Testament and early Christianity at the University of St. Andrews in Scotland. He was formerly canon theologian of Westminster Abbey and dean of Lichfield Cathedral. He also taught New Testament studies for twenty years at Cambridge, McGill and Oxford Universities. Among his many other published works are Surprised by Hope, The Challenge of Jesus and Simply Christian.


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Distorted Images of God
Restoring Our Vision

5.5" x 8.25" 64 pages paperback, $8.00 978-0-8308-3145-6 WPD July 2012 Bible Studies—Topical bISAC RELIGION / Biblical Studies / Bible Study Guides

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Market/Audience • Small group leaders • Sunday school teachers • Pastors recent titles in the topical Series 978-0-8308-3144-9, Grief 978-0-8308-3140-1, Heroes of Faith 978-0-8308-3142-5, Money & Work 978-0-8308-3143-2, Names of God 978-0-8308-3138-8, Prayers of the Old Testament Contents How to Get the Most Out of Distorted Images of God 1. The God of Impossible Expectations Versus the God of Compassion Psalm 103:1-14 2. The Emotionally Distant God Versus the God of Empathy and Grace Hebrews 4:14-16; 5:1-10 3. The Inattentive God Versus the God Who Knows Us Intimately Psalm 139:1-18 4. The Abusive God Versus the God Who Heals Us Matthew 20:29-34 5. The Unreliable God Versus the God Who Is Trustworthy Psalm 145:1-16 6. The God Who Abandons Versus the God Who Pursues Luke 15:1-7 7. The God Who Withholds Versus the God Who Provides Matthew 6:25-34; 7:7-11 8. The God Who Is Weak Versus the God Who Is All-Powerful Luke 8:22-56 Leader’s Notes

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We say God is loving, trustworthy and all-powerful, but our actions and thoughts tell a different story: the withholding God, the fickle God, the abusive God. Written with compassion and conviction by Dale and Juanita Ryan, these eight studies uncover our distorted thinking and point us to the true God. • Over 10 million lifeguides sold! • Features the popular inductive study approach • Includes helpful notes for group leaders Author Information Dale Ryan is CEO of Christian Recovery International, and assistant professor of recovery ministry and director of the Fuller Institute for Recovery Ministry at Fuller Theological Seminary. Juanita Ryan is a clinical nurse specialist with an M.S.N. in psychiatric mental health nursing. She is currently a therapist in private practice at Brea Family Counseling Center in Brea, California.

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Community Is Messy
The Perils and Promise of Small Group Ministry

5.5" x 8.25" 208 pages paperback, $15.00 978-0-8308-3788-5 WPD SePteMber 2012 Christian Community, Small Groups bISAC RELIGION / Christian Ministry / Pastoral Resources

Heather Zempel

Heather Zempel

Market/Audience • Small group leaders • Pastors related titles 978-0-8308-3734-2, Soul-Shaping Small Groups 978-0-8308-2112-9, Small Group Leaders’ Handbook 978-0-8308-1094-9, Finding the Flow Contents 1. First Things First: Blood, Sweat and Spit 2. Community Is Messy 3. Everything Is an Experiment 4. Lead Yourself Well 5. Growing People Grow People 6. Discipleship Is Not Linear 7. Small Groups Should Happen in Real Life 8. Systems Are Made to Be Destroyed 9. Wear Out Your Welcome 10. Navigating the Mess

Community is messy
The Perils and Promise of Small Group Ministry

Drawing on her background in environmental engineering and her role as pastor of discipleship at National Community Church in Washington, D.C., Heather Zempel assesses the perils and possibilities inherent in small groups and other environments for Christian community. The book helps leaders begin to see the “mess” of such gatherings as raw material for arriving at something beautiful. • Applies best practices in environmental engineering to small groups Author Information Heather Zempel is the discipleship pastor at National Community Church in Washington, D.C. Zempel served in the U.S. Senate as an environment and energy policy advisor from 2001 to 2005. She is the author of Sacred Roads: Exploring the Historic Paths of Discipleship. Learn more at


Creating a Missional Culture
Equipping the Church for the Sake of the World

6" x 9" 224 pages paperback, $16.00 978-0-8308-3653-6 WPD SePteMber 2012 Ministry Resources, Mission bISAC RELIGION / Christian Ministry / Pastoral Resources

JR Woodward

foreword by a l a n h i r s c h

Market/Audience • Church leaders • Missionaries related titles 978-0-8308-2319-2, How to Keep the Pastor You Love 978-0-8308-3807-3, Missional Spirituality 978-0-8308-3546-1, Renovation of the Church Contents Tables, Illustrations and Diagrams Foreword Introduction Part I: The Power of Culture 1. What Is Missional Culture and Why Does It Matter? 2. How Culture Works 3. What’s Going on in the Culture of the Church You Serve? 4. Polycentric Leadership and Missional Culture Part II: A Leadership Imagination That Shapes Culture 5. Facing Today’s Challenges 6. Hearing the Story 7. Deepening Theological Roots 8. Embracing Emotional Health 9. Relinquishing the Need to Control Part III: The Five Culture Creators 10. Jesus the Archetypical Culture Creator 11. Apostles (Dream Awakeners) 12. Prophets (Heart Revealers) 13. Evangelist (Story Tellers) 14. Pastors (Soul Healers) 15. Teachers (Light Givers) Part IV: Embodying a Missional Culture 16. The Cultural Web and the Neighborhood Church 17. Cultivating Missional Environments 18. Cultivating an Equipping Ethos 19. Polycentric Leadership at Work Appendix A: Equippers and Their Roles Appendix b: Equipper Candidate Reference Form Appendix C: Equipper Candidate Interview Acknowledgments



Missiologist and church planter JR Woodward offers a blueprint for the missional church. He calls not for small tweaks to the church’s image but for a recasting of the church’s very culture—beginning with a new vision for discipleship. • Classifies the “five equippers” of church ministry—apostles, prophets, evangelists, pastors and teachers • Includes ideas for distributing work to avoid pastor burnout Author Information JR Woodward (M.A., Fuller Theological Seminary) is a church planter, activist, consultant, missiologist, speaker and writer. He is cofounder and director of the Solis Foundation, a faith-based foundation that partners with churches in Third World countries to equip new entrepreneurs through small business, micro-loan programs and venture grants. Follow his blog at


Developing Your Next Generation of Church Leaders

6" x 9" 240 pages paperback, $16.00 978-0-8308-3823-3 WPD July 2012 Leadership, Spiritual Direction/Mentoring bISAC RELIGION / Christian Ministry / Pastoral Resources

Steve Saccone With Cheri Saccone Foreword by Mark Batterson

Developing Your Next Generation of Church Leaders

Market/Audience • Church leaders • Students related titles 978-0-8308-3364-1, The Leadership Jump 978-0-8308-2210-2, Spiritual Mentoring Contents Foreword by Mark Batterson Acknowledgments The Protégé Narrative: An Introduction Part I: Character—Four Deadly Sins of Emerging Leaders Part II: Relationships—Three Critical Tensions of Relational Leadership Part III: Communication—The Connectivity of the Poet Part IV: Mission—The Movement of the Gospel Part V: Entrepreneurial Leadership—The Power of Possibility Epilogue: One Last Thing

Steve Saccone
Author of Relational Intelligence

with Cheri Saccone
Foreword by Mark


Speaking to protégés and mentors alike, Steve Saccone provides a concrete vision for leadership development in local congregations. He shows how churches can create a culture where young leaders are formed in relational ministry skills, Christian character and missional vision while steering clear of common pastoral pitfalls. • Provides an effective approach to church leadership development by a proven leadership expert • Focuses on relational skills, character and missional vision Author Information Steve Saccone is director of leadership development at The Highway Community in the San Francisco Bay Area, where he trains and develops emerging leaders, staff and volunteers. He also founded and directed The Protégé Program, a global leadership experience for future entrepreneurs, church planters and spiritual leaders. He is the author of Relational Intelligence. For more information about Steve, check out his website, www.stevesaccone. com, or follow him on Twitter, @stevesaccone.

“This is an incredibly important conversation, one that Steve has been pioneering for more than a decade. His experience can teach all of us how to foster successes and learn from our failures, how to create innovative ways to become more missional and meaningful to the world around us, and how to provide practical hands-on training that will equip emerging ministry leaders to be a force in the future of the church.” —From the foreword by Mark batterson, lead pastor, National Community Church, Washington, D.C.


The Journey of Ministry
Insights from a Life of Practice

5.5" x 8.25" 192 pages paperback, $15.00 978-0-8308-3791-5 WPD SePteMber 2012 Ministry Resources bISAC RELIGION / Christian Ministry / Pastoral Resources

Eddie Gibbs Foreword by Richard J. Mouw

Foreword by Richard Mouw

Market/Audience • Ministry leaders • Seminary students and professors Previous titles 978-0-8308-3283-5, LeadershipNext 978-0-8308-2261-4, ChurchNext Contents Foreword by Richard Mouw Introduction: Including: We Each Have a Place in the Family 1. Walking: A Lifelong Journey in a Different Direction 2. Hurdling: Naming and Overcoming Obstacles to Progress 3. Dying: A Fruitful Way to Live 4. Teambuilding: Determined Walking and Working Alongside Others 5. Networking: Expanding Our Horizons in a Shrinking World 6. Communicating: Creative Engagement in Every Area of Life 7. Recollecting: Staying Open to God’s Unexpected Plans

InsIghts from a LIfe of PractIce




EddiE Gibbs
Author of ChurchNext and LeadershipNext

Veteran teacher Eddie Gibbs invites you to join him on a new ministry journey. He explains effective ministry as a matter of walking slowly with the family of God and offers helpful models for connecting in our fragmented technological age. • Includes practical ministry insights from a veteran practitioner and teacher • Written in a personal, pastoral voice Author Information Eddie Gibbs is senior professor in the School of Intercultural Studies at Fuller Theological Seminary in Pasadena, California, and a senior adviser to the Brehm Center for Worship, Theology and the Arts. His books include Ten Growing Churches, ChurchNext, LeadershipNext and (with Ryan Bolger) Emerging Churches.

From the Foreword “For those who have—or ought to have—learned much from Eddie in his previous writings, this book places it all in the context of an intriguing and delightful journey of shared ministry—a ministry that has always anticipated the next things that God has in store for us.” —richard Mouw, President, Fuller Theological Seminary


Church for the Fatherless
A Ministry Model for Society’s Most Pressing Problem

5.5" x 8.25" 192 pages paperback, $15.00 978-0-8308-3790-8 WPD OCtOber 2012 Ministry Resources bISAC RELIGION / Christian Ministry / Pastoral Resources

Mark E. Strong

Market/Audience • Church leaders • Youth pastors • Social workers related titles 978-0-8308-3439-6, The Crucifixion of Ministry 978-0-8308-3338-2, Ministry in the Image of God 978-0-8308-3326-9, Renewing the City Contents Introduction Part I: Understanding the Problem 1. Father, Where Are You? 2. The Impact of Fatherlessness Part II: How We Can Help the Fatherless 3. Embedding a Corporate Value 4. Getting the Message Out 5. Equipping Men to Be Fathers 6. Mentoring the Fatherless 7. Praying for the Children 8. God Their Father 9. The Healing Path 10. How Do I Get Started? Epilogue: A New Story Appendix A: Resources Appendix b: Scriptures on Fatherlessness

A Ministry Model for society’s Most Pressing ProbleM

Forty percent of children in the U.S. will go to bed tonight in a home without a father. In Church for the Fatherless, Mark Strong explains why churches are uniquely suited to become places of refuge for our nation’s fatherless. From mentoring programs for dads to special ministry efforts for children, Strong gives practical ways that churches can be conformed to the image of our loving Father. • Provides practical ideas for ministry to fatherless men • Written out of the author’s experience in a multiethnic church Author Information Mark E. Strong (D.Min., leadership and spirituality, George Fox Seminary) is senior pastor of LifeChange Christian Church in Portland, Oregon. He is on the Board of Regents at George Fox Seminary.

“Mark Strong doesn’t just unveil the hidden horrors of fatherlessness—he shows how to turn its hardening of hearts into a gardening of hearts with tips straight from the Father’s heart for the fatherless.” —leonard Sweet, Drew University, author of I am a Follower


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Pursuing God’s Will Together
A Discernment Practice for Leadership Groups

5.5" x 8.25" 280 pages hardcover, $20.00 978-0-8308-3566-9 W JuNe 2012 Leadership, Spiritual Formation bISAC RELIGION / Christian Life / Spiritual Growth

Ruth Haley Barton

“Drills down deep into rock-bed practicalities for any community.” —richard J. Foster

G od’s Will
P u r s u i n g g o d ’ s W i l l T o g e T h e r
A Discernment PrActice for LeADershiP GrouPs

Market/Audience • Church board members • Ministry organizations • Pastors related title 978-0-8308-3513-3, Strengthening the Soul of Your Leadership Contents Introduction: Leadership That Is Spiritual Part I: Becoming a Community for Discernment 1. The Heart of Spiritual Leadership 2. Beginning with Spiritual Transformation 3. Leaders Who Are Discerning 4. Cultivating Spiritual Community 5. Values that Undergird Community 6. Practices for Opening to God Together 7. Practices for Listening to Each Other 8. A Covenant That Protects Community Part II: Practicing Discernment Together 9. Get Ready: Preparing for the Discernment Process 10. Get Set: From Decision Making to Discernment 11. Go! Discerning God’s Will Together 12. But Does It Work? Appendix 1: Leader’s Guide Appendix 2: A Biblical Perspective on Spiritual Transformation Appendix 3: Lectio Divina Resources Notes

ruth hal ey Barton
Author of Strengthening the Soul of Your Leadership

Church boards and other Christian leadership teams have long relied on models adapted from the business world to make decisions. Here, trained spiritual director and not-for-profit leader Ruth Haley Barton helps teams transition to a much more fitting model—becoming spiritual communities that practice discernment together. • Includes personal reflection questions and group prayers with each chapter • Developed for church boards, missions agencies, Christian nonprofit boards and more Author Information Ruth Haley Barton (D.D., Northern Seminary) is a trained spiritual director (Shalem Institute for Spiritual Formation), teacher and retreat leader. She is founder of The Transforming Center. Among her books are Strengthening the Soul of Your Leadership, Sacred Rhythms and Invitation to Solitude and Silence.

“Pursuing God’s Will Together is a muchneeded corrective to our headstrong individualism today. It drills down deep into rock-bed practicalities for any community seeking to discern the will of God together. I recommend it highly.” —richard J. Foster, author of Celebration of Discipline and Sanctuary of the Soul


Committed to Seeing

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"The best thing you bring to your leadership is your own transforming self."
Transforming Resources by Ruth Haley Barton are for Christian leaders who are ready to give their communities the "one thing needful" in ministry—a genuine role model in the search for spiritual transformation. Ruth Haley Barton (D.D., Northern Seminary) is a trained spiritual director and founder of the Transforming Center. For more on her ministry to pastors and Christian leaders visit

Tools that guide leaders and communities in experiencing spiritual transformation

“If you would really like to know the ‘rest appropriate for the people of God' (Heb 4:9), . . . enter the practice of solitude and silence with Ruth Barton as your guide.” —From the foreword by Dallas Willard

“Ruth writes with realness and integrity out of her own intimate experience of the inner journey of a leader.” —Leighton Ford

“[Barton] describes the practices with the gentle touch of an understanding and knowing mystic.” —Publishers Weekly, January 29, 2006

Green Leaves for Later Years
The Spiritual Path of Wisdom

5.5" x 8.25" 180 pages paperback, $15.00 978-0-8308-3565-2 WPD OCtOber 2012 Aging, Spiritual Formation bISAC RELIGION / Christian Life / Spiritual Growth

Emilie Griffin

EmiliE Griffin
Green Leaves for Later Years

Market/Audience • Readers in their 60s and older • Readers of spiritual formation related titles 978-0-8308-3548-5, Souls in Full Sail 978-0-8308-3796-0, The Third Third of Life 978-0-8308-3948-3, A Vision for the Aging Church Contents Preface 1. Pushing Past the Pain 2. Blue Skies, Gray Skies: Questions without Answers 3. Stretching toward Happiness 4. Grief, Loss, Anger: Taking the Next Step 5. The Sustaining Grace of Friends 6. Re-Setting Goals and Picking Up the Pieces 7. Age: What’s New about It? 8. Following Christ: Where the Good Way Lies 9. Forever: Just over There Appendix: Writing Your Spiritual Autobiography

G reen Leav e s L ater Y e a r s
t h e s p i r i t ua L pat h of Wisdom


Calling on seventy-five years of memories and lessons learned, Emilie Griffin reflects on the beauty and struggle of aging. The spiritual path she shares is about drawing close to the Lord, a task as difficult as it is simple. Ideal for both individuals and discussion groups, each chapter ends with reflection questions and a prayer. • Addresses questions of loss, illness and death • Points out the unique opportunities that arise later in life • Written by a beloved writer and spiritual director Author Information Emilie Griffin is an award-winning playwright and the author of a number of books including Wonderful and Dark Is This Road and Doors into Prayer: An Invitation. Emilie is on the board and speaking team of Renovaré. She and her husband, William, are founding members of the Chrysostom Society, a national group for writers of the Christian faith.

Discovering Lectio Divina
Bringing Scripture into Ordinary Life

5.5" x 8.25" 160 pages paperback, $15.00 978-0-8308-3570-6 W July 2012 Spiritual Formation bISAC RELIGION / Christian Life / Spiritual Growth

James C. Wilhoit, Evan B. Howard

Discovering Lectio Divina
Bringing scripture into ordinary Life

Market/Audience • Students and professors of spiritual formation • Pastors • Spiritual directors related titles 978-0-8308-3542-3, Opening to God 978-0-8308-3333-7, Sacred Rhythms 978-0-8308-3330-6, Spiritual Disciplines Handbook Contents Preface 1. Thirsty for God 2. The Divinely Spoken Scripture 3. We Who Live and Read 4. Reading 5. Meditating 6. Praying 7. Contemplating 8. Acting in the Midst of the Trials of Life Conclusion Reflection Questions and Suggestions For Further Reading Notes

J ames C. W ilhoit & e van B. h oWard

James Wilhoit and Evan Howard demonstrate how our ancestors responded to the special nature of the Bible with special habits of reading. In this step-by-step introduction to the practice of lectio divina, you will learn what it means to read your way to intimacy with God. • Appropriate for classroom use Author Information James C. Wilhoit is Scripture Press Professor of Christian Education at Wheaton College in Wheaton, Illinois. He is the author of Spiritual Formation as if the Church Mattered and coeditor of the Dictionary of Biblical Imagery (IVP Academic). Evan B. Howard is director of the Spirituality Shoppe: An Evangelical Center for the Study of Christian Spirituality, based in Montrose, Colorado. He is the author of The Brazos Introduction to Christian Spirituality.


Reborn on the Fourth of July
The Challenge of Faith, Patriotism & Conscience

5.5" x 8.25" 192 pages paperback, $15.00 978-0-8308-3652-9 WPD July 2012 Current Issues, Justice/Peace bISAC RELIGION / Christian Life / Social Issues

Logan Mehl-Laituri Foreword by Shane Claiborne

“One of the most innovative and credible voices for peace in the Western Hemisphere.” —SHane ClaibOrne

Market/Audience • General readers • Fans of Shane Claiborne • Newsmakers and opinion leaders related titles 978-0-8308-3452-5, Living Gently in a Violent World 978-0-8308-3202-6, Why the Rest Hates the West

The Challenge of Faith, Patriotism & Conscience

“Logan Mehl-Laituri is one of the contemporary prophets for peace, decrying the evils of war and declaring the nonviolent love of Jesus.” —From the foreword by Shane Claiborne

Logan Mehl-Laituri

Logan Mehl-Laituri recounts his journey from Christian soldier to peace and veterans’ rights activist. He challenges cultural assumptions about where love of country ends and love of God begins, and invites us to see our country as God sees us—as a people created in the image of God and in need of redemption. • Written by an American soldier who toured in Iraq Author Information Logan Mehl-Laituri is an army veteran. He served in the Iraq War as a forward observer/fire support specialist before applying to change his status to conscientious objector. After his discharge he went to Palestine with Christian Peacemaker Teams, and later returned to Iraq with Shane Claiborne for the documentary film The Gospel of Rutba. He speaks and writes broadly about veterans issues and Christian perspectives on militarism and nationalism.

“Logan’s testimony is a stark reminder of the moral cost of war. Every Christian who put a ‘Pray for Our Troops’ sticker on their bumper should listen closely to these confessions of a soul who’s struggled to love God and country. At the same time, anyone committed to Christian nonviolence should reckon with this story of a soldier who sought to practice love of enemy. Logan is asking for the church to see its veterans. I pray we’ll listen.” —Jonathan Wilson-Hartgrove, author and new monastic

“This is an unsettling book (in all the right ways), written by a pioneer for peace who knows what conflict is like ‘on the ground.’ Music is woven into the story, but the profounder music is that of Christ’s shalom.” —Jeremy begbie, Duke University


Go and Do
Becoming a Missional Christian

5.5" x 8.25" 180 pages paperback, $15.00 978-0-8308-3822-6 WPD July 2012 Evangelism, Justice/Peace, Mission bISAC RELIGION / Christian Ministry / Evangelism

Don Everts

Market/Audience • Students • Missions organizations • InterVarsity staff & chapters • Urbana attendees


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related titles 978-0-8308-3807-3, Missional Spirituality 978-0-8308-3787-8, This Ordinary Adventure Contents Introduction: Missional Is Not a Word Part I: Anatomy 1. Sober Eyes 2. Servant Hands 3. Ready Feet 4. Compassionate Heart 5. Joyful Soul Part II: Geography 6. Purposeful Family 7. Relational Evangelism 8. Thriving Church 9. Urban Mercy 10. Global Partnerships Conclusion: The Missional Motivation Discussion Questions Acknowledgments Recommended Reading Notes

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In this manifesto for missional Christians, Don Everts brings together personal evangelism, urban witness and global crosscultural mission to show how a life of total mission is possible. In every situation, to see what Jesus is doing, and to go and do likewise. • Offers practical advice about sustaining a missional life • Applies to evangelism, urban ministry and overseas crosscultural mission Author Information Don Everts is minister of outreach at Bonhomme Presbyterian Church in Chesterfield, Missouri. He previously served as an area director for InterVarsity Christian Fellowship in Boulder, Colorado. His books include Jesus with Dirty Feet and I Once Was Lost.

“Go and Do shows us that missional is indeed not a word, but a life . . . and points us to such a life in doable, grace-based ways.” —todd Hunter, author of Giving Church Another Chance

“Evangelical Christendom needs a book like this, which reframes its mission in a more accessible, more practical, more relational and more humane way.” —bart Campolo, urban minister and activist


This Ordinary Adventure
Settling Down Without Settling

5.5" x 8.25" 208 pages paperback, $15.00 978-0-8308-3787-8 WPD OCtOber 2012 Discipleship, Justice/Peace, Mission bISAC RELIGION / Christian Life / Personal Growth

Christine Jeske, Adam Jeske

Christine Jeske and Adam Jeske

Market/Audience • Short-term missions alumni • Spiritual directors, life coaches • Readers of Donald Miller or Margaret Feinberg related titles 978-0-8308-3334-4, The Suburban Christian 978-0-8308-3817-2, Small Things with Great Love 978-0-8308-3628-4, Everyday Justice Contents 1. Dented Dishwashers: Becoming Ordinary 2. The Last Hurrah: Leaving Adventures Behind 3. Faith Muscles: Getting Moving 4. Thorns and Thistles: Work 5. The Cool Table: Identity 6. All I Got for Christmas was Malaria: Suffering 7. The Honeymoon Never Ends: Marriage 8. Baby Slaves: Parenting 9. Washing Machine Guilt: Money 10. The Revolution: Community 11. Putting on Underwear: Fear 12. Dragonfly Resurrections: Choosing 13. La Celebración: Epilogue Appendix: Reader’s Guide/Discussion Questions



Settling Down without Settling

Join Adam and Christine Jeske as they mine their experience, from riding motorcycles in Africa to dicing celery in Wisconsin, in search of a God who is always present and who is charging every moment with potential. You’ll discover the amazing things God is doing in the shadows of even the most ordinary day. • Provides a new perspective on discipleship in everyday life Author Information Christine Jeske is author of Into the Mud: Inspiration for Everyday Activists. Adam Jeske is associate director of communications for InterVarsity Christian Fellowship.

A Little Book for New Theologians
Why and How to Study Theology

4.25" x 7" 96 pages paperback, $8.00 978-0-8308-3975-9 WPD SePteMber 2012 Theology bISAC RELIGION / Christian Theology / General

Kelly M. Kapic

A LittLe Book for New theoLogiANs

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In this quick and vibrant book, Kelly Kapic presents the nature, method and manners of theological study for newcomers to the field. He emphasizes that theology is not just a school of thought about God, but an endeavor that affects who we are. “Theology is about life,” writes Kapic. “It is not a conversation our souls can afford to avoid.” • Inspired by Helmut thielicke’s A Little Exercise for Young Theologians • Focuses on attitudes, spiritual practices and other overlooked factors in theological practice Author Information Kelly M. Kapic is professor of theological studies at Covenant College in Lookout Mountain, Georgia. He earned a Ph.D. in systematic and historical theology at King’s College, University of London and an M.Div. at Reformed Theological Seminary in Orlando, Florida.

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Market/Audience • Campus ministry leaders • Christian college students and professors related titles 978-0-8308-1878-5, Who Needs Theology? 978-0-8308-3852-3, Bringing Theology to Life 978-0-8308-2794-7, The Devoted Life Contents Acknowledgments Part I: Why Study Theology 1. Entering the Conversation 2. To Know and Enjoy God: Becoming Wise 3. Theology as Pilgrimage Part II: Characteristics of Faithful Theologians and Theology 4. The Inseparability of Life and Theology 5. Faithful Reason 6. Prayer and Study 7. Humility and Repentance 8. Suffering, Justice and Knowing God 9. Tradition and Community 10. Love of Scripture

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Power, Politics and the Fragmentation of Evangelicalism
From the Scopes Trial to the Obama Divide

6" x 9" 280 pages paperback, $22.00 978-0-8308-3979-7 WPD OCtOber 2012 Evangelicalism, Politics and Government bISAC RELIGION / Religion, Politics & State

Kenneth J. Collins

Ke nne th J. Colli ns

Market/Audience • Readers interested in evangelicalism • Students and professors of American religion • Readers in the Wesleyan tradition related titles 978-0-8308-2743-5, Recapturing the Wesleys’ Vision 978-0-8308-3891-2, The Rise of Evangelicalism 978-0-8308-2583-7, The Dominance of Evangelicalism Contents Introduction 1. Cultural Shifts, the Rise of Fundamentalism and the Great Reversal 2. Fundamentalism, Neo-Evangelicalism and the Search for Power 3. Evangelicals, the Religious Right and the Moral Life of the Nation 4. Evolution, Intelligent Design and the Transformation of Culture? 5. The Resurgence of the Evangelical Left 6. Beyond Ideology: The Renewal of Catholicity and the Development of an Evangelical Political Philosophy Conclusion: What Kind of Power?

P owe r , P o li t i c s
and the

F r a g m e nt a t i o n o f E va nge l i c a l i s m
From the Scopes Trial to the Obama divide

Kenneth J. Collins narrates the turbulent history of American evangelical political engagement since the 1920s, and the fragmentation of the movement’s public voice since the 1970s. Underlining how both sides of the liberal-conservative divide have diluted their message through political idioms, Collins proposes a way forward for evangelical political identity that avoids the pitfalls of both fundamentalism and liberalism. • Provides a new social and political history of American evangelicalism • Offers an evangelical politics that navigates beyond the partisan divide Author Information Kenneth J. Collins (Ph.D., Drew University) is professor of Historical Theology and Wesley Studies at Asbury Theological Seminary. He has published several books including The Theology of John Wesley and The Evangelical Moment.


Delighting in the Trinity
An Introduction to the Christian Faith

5.5" x 8.25" 144 pages paperback, $15.00 978-0-8308-3983-4 WEZ SePteMber 2012 Doctrine, Theology, Trinity bISAC RELIGION / Christian Theology / General

Michael Reeves

DelIghtIng In the trInIty
An Introduction to the Christian Faith

Market/Audience • CCCU students and professors • Church leaders • General readers related titles 978-0-8308-3873-8, Life in the Trinity 978-0-8308-5775-3, The Trinity, Practically Speaking 978-0-8308-1895-2, Worship, Community and the Triune God of Grace Contents Introduction: Here Be Dragons? 1. What Was God Doing Before Creation? 2. Creation: The Father’s Love Overflows 3. Salvation: The Son Shares What Is His 4. The Christian Life: The Spirit Beautifies 5. “Who Among the Gods Is Like You, O Lord?” Conclusion: No Other Choice

Del Ight I ng I n the t rI nIty

MIChAel reeves
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In this brief and winsome book, Michael Reeves presents an introduction to the Christian faith that is rooted in the Triune God. He takes cues from preachers and teachers down through the ages, setting key doctrines of creation, the person and work of Christ, and life in the Spirit into a simple framework of the Christian life. • Covers a wide range of topics in Christian doctrine through a trinitarian lens • Provides a readable overview for any Christian Author Information Michael Reeves is currently Theological Advisor for the Universities and Colleges Christian Fellowship (UCCF) in the UK. Formerly, he was Associate Minister at All Souls Church, Langham Place, London. He completed his Ph.D. at Kings College, London, under Colin Gunton. He oversees the theological resources website, Theology Network.

“What are laypeople and students to make of the theologians’ unfathomable utterances about how the Father, Son and Spirit constitute one God? The answer: Start by reading this book. Michael Reeves unpacks the significance of the Trinity for Christian life with a straight-shooting, conversational style honed by years of student ministry. But don’t let the panache fool you. There is substance here that outweighs that of books much harder to understand. . . . I cannot recommend it highly enough.” —Donald Fairbairn, Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary, and author of Life in the Trinity


Short-Term Mission
An Ethnography of Christian Travel Narrative and Experience

6" x 9" 240 pages paperback, $20.00 978-0-8308-3973-5 WPD OCtOber 2012 Crosscultural Missions, Sociology bISAC RELIGION / Christian Ministry / Missions

Brian M. Howell

An Ethnography of Christian Travel Narrative and Experience


Market/Audience • Anthropologists and sociologists • Mission & evangelism organizations • Students and professors of missions related title 978-0-8308-3743-4, Teaching in a Distant Classroom Contents Part I: Introducing Narratives 1. “It Changed My Life”: Short-Term Mission and Christian Narratives of Travel 2. “Are You for Them, or Against Them?”: Defining Short-Term Mission Part II: The History of a Narrative 3. “That’s No Missionary!”: Redefining Missions and the Missionary Establishment 4. “Youth Try the Impossible!”: Youth Movements and Short-Term Mission 5. “It Will Change Your Life”: Short-Term Mission and Central Wheaton Church Part III: Traveling Narratives 6. “Remember, These Are Real Missions”: Embodying a Missionary Narrative at Central Wheaton Church 7. “Pour Out Your Soul”: Living the Narrative of Short-Term Mission 8. “Of Course You Always Grow Close to God on a Missions Trip”: (Re)narrating Short-Term Mission Part IV: The Future of a Narrative 9. “Just Bring Greetings”: Creating a New Narrative for Short-Term Mission 10. “And What Does the Lord Require of You?”: An Encouraging Postscript Appendix of STM resources



BriAN M. HowEll

Brian Howell offers an anthropology of short-term mission (STM) among American Christians. Providing a history of STM along with an ethnographic case study of a trip to the Dominican Republic, Howell argues that the movement is sustained by a uniquely Christian travel narrative that borrows from the anthropology of tourism and pilgrimage. • A groundbreaking ethnographic study of short-term mission trips • Provides a detailed history of the development of short-term mission • Includes an in-depth case study of a mission trip to the Dominican republic Author Information Brian M. Howell is associate professor of anthropology at Wheaton College in Wheaton, Illinois. He is the author of Christianity in the Local Context and Introducing Cultural Anthropology.

“Millions of short termers travel overseas. If they applied the good sense in this book . . . what reverberations would echo around the globe.” —Miriam Adeney, author of Daughters of Islam

new title in the strategic initiatives in evangelical theology series!

Incarnational Humanism
A Philosophy of Culture for the Church in the World

6" x 9" 343 pages paperback, $30.00 978-0-8308-3903-2 W SePteMber 2012 Philosophy, Cultural Analysis, Ethics bISAC RELIGION / Christian Theology / Ethics

Jens Zimmermann

S t r at eg ic i n i t i at i v e S i n e va nge l ica l t h eol ogy


Market/Audience • Educators • Followers of the Christ & culture debate • Students and professors in the humanities Previous titles in the Series 978-0-8308-3901-8, Addiction and Virtue 978-0-8308-3902-5, Rethinking the Trinity and Religious Pluralism 978-0-8308-2804-3, The Triumph of God over Evil Contents Preface 1. Without Roots: The Current Malaise of Western Culture 2. The Beginnings of Incarnational Humanism 3. The Further Development of Christian Humanism 4. The Rise of Anti-Humanism 5. Still No Incarnation: From AntiHumanism to the Postmodern God 6. Incarnational Humanism as Cultural Philosophy Conclusion Bibliography


a PhiloSoPhy of i n t h e Wor l d

c u lt u r e f or t h e c h u rc h

JenS Zimmermann

Culling evidence from Christian thinkers ranging from Irenaeus and Augustine to de Lubac and Bonhoeffer, Jens Zimmermann invokes an ancient tradition of Christian humanism to breathe life into the cultural malaise of the postmodern West. • Proposes a distinctly evangelical Christian philosophy of culture • responds to current postmodern concerns and the challenge of pluralism • Addresses contemporary discussions on the purpose of educational institutions Author Information Jens Zimmermann is Canada Research Chair of Interpretation, Religion and Culture in the department of English, as well as professor of English and modern languages, at Trinity Western University in Langley, British Columbia. He is also the author of Recovering Theological Hermeneutics and The Passionate Intellect.

About the Series Strategic Initiatives in Evangelical Theology is a series of seminal works of scholarship meant to ignite discussion around emerging, current, groundbreaking or controversial subjects in the evangelical community and in the academy at large.


Counseling and Christianity
Five Approaches

6" x 9" 256 pages paperback, $22.00 978-0-8308-3978-0 WPD SePteMber 2012 Counseling, Psychology bISAC PSYCHOLOGY / Psychotherapy / Counseling

Edited by Stephen P. Greggo, Timothy A. Sisemore

Edited by Stephen Foreword by Eric

P. Greggo and Timothy A. Sisemore

L. Johnson

Market/Audience • Seminary students and professors • Counselors and therapists Previous title 978-0-8308-2824-1, Trekking Toward Wholeness Contents Foreword by Eric L. Johnson 1. Setting the Stage for the Five Approaches 2. Moving Models into Practice 3. A Levels-of-Explanation Approach, by Thomas G. Plante 4. An Integration Approach, by Mark McMinn 5. A Christian Psychology Approach, by Diane Langberg 6. A Transformational Approach, by Gary Moon 7. A Biblical Counseling Approach, by Stuart W. Scott 8. Distinctives and Dialogue 9. Conceptualization and Contextualization 10. Case Scenarios for Further Exploration Author Index Subject Index Scripture Index

Counseling and Christianity
Five ApproAches
With contributions from Thomas

G. Plante, Mark R. McMinn,

Diane Langberg, Gary W. Moon and Stuart W. Scott

This book provides a forum for five major perspectives on Christianity and psychology to display their distinctions in a counseling context. Experts in each approach show how to assess, conceptualize, counsel and offer aftercare to a hypothetical client with a variety of complex issues. • Offers a brief history of the Christian care of souls • Works as a companion to Psychology and Christianity: Five Views Author Information Stephen P. Greggo (Psy.D., State University of New York, Albany) is a licensed psychologist and professor of counseling, training clergy and mental health counselors at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School in Deerfield, Illinois. Timothy A. Sisemore (Ph.D., Fuller Theological Seminary) is Director of Research and professor of psychology and counseling at Richmont Graduate University in Chattanooga, TN, and maintains a clinical practice at Richmont’s CBI Counseling Center.

Health, Healing and the Church’s Mission
Biblical Perspectives and Moral Priorities

6" x 9" 256 pages paperback, $24.00 978-0-8308-3974-2 WPD SePteMber 2012 Health/Health Care, Biblical Studies— Topical bISAC RELIGION / Biblical Studies / General

Willard M. Swartley

Willard M. Swartley

Market/Audience • Seminary students and professors • Health care professionals related titles 978-0-8308-2765-7, Called To Care 978-0-8308-1700-9, Authority to Heal

Health, Healing and the Church’s Mission
Biblical Perspectives and Moral Priorities

Does the Christian community have the resources to develop a coherent response to today’s health care challenges? In a comprehensive survey covering the full scope of the Bible and three millenia of Christian belief and practice, Willard Swartley fleshes out the central place of health care in the church’s mission. • Written by a noted New testament scholar • Surveys the church’s response to disabled persons down through the ages • Addresses our current u.S. health care system and its challenges Author Information Willard M. Swartley (Ph.D., Princeton Theological Seminary) is professor emeritus of New Testament at Associated Mennonite Biblical Seminary. He formally served as dean and acting president at Associated Mennonite and is an ordained minister in the Mennonite Church.

Contents Preface Introduction Part I: Healing 1. Seven Theses: From Scripture to Today 2. Healing in the Old Testament 3. Healing in the New Testament and the Church’s Practice 4. Biblical Theological Analysis of Healing 5. The Church As Healing Community Part II: Health Care: Moral-Theological Perspectives 6. Health and Health Care in BiblicalTheological Perspective 7. Biblical and Theological Foundations of Health Care through Mutual Aid 8. Health Care in Christian History and Mission 9. Disability, God’s Two Hands of Love: Internal Care, External Witness Part III: From Present Systems to New Paradigms 10. Health Care Reform: Evaluation and Prospects 11. From High-Tech and Triage to Shalom and Service 12. Living Toward Sustainable Health Care Summary and Concluding Reflections Appendix 1: Mennonites, Brethren and Related Groups in Mission and Medicine Appendix 2: Center for Healing and Hope Bibliography


Meditation and Communion with God
Contemplating Scripture in an Age of Distraction

6" x 9" 175 pages paperback, $20.00 978-0-8308-3976-6 WPD OCtOber 2012 Theology, Spiritual Formation bISAC RELIGION / Christian Life / Spiritual Growth

John Jefferson Davis

Market/Audience • Seminary students and professors • Pastors • Spiritual directors Previous title 978-0-8308-3884-4, Worship and the Reality of God related titles 978-0-8308-3563-8, The Fire of the Word 978-0-8308-5652-7, The Forgotten Rules of Prayer Contents 1. Introduction 2. Reading Scripture Today: Communion with God in an Age of Distraction 3. The Arrival of the Age to Come: New Intimacy with God 4. Inaugurated Ontology: a Biblical Worldview for Meditation 5. A “New” Way of Knowing God and Reading the Bible 6. The Hermeneutics of the Age to Come: Inaugurated Eschatology and Recovering the Ancient Four-Fold Sense of Scripture 7. Experiencing Communion with God in Biblical Meditation

Meditation and Communion with God
Contemplating Scripture in an Age of Distraction

John Jefferson Davis
Author of Worship and the Reality of God

John Jefferson Davis summons the resources of traditional biblical meditation for a culture lost in the cloud. He establishes the trinitarian view of God’s real presence in Scripture and then ushers readers through three successive stages of meditation—consummating in a method for deep assimilation of the Christian worldview. • recasts an ancient biblical practice for contemporary use • Provides a multidisciplinary perspective on meditation from a noted theologian • responds to the challenge of biblical illiteracy Author Information John Jefferson Davis is professor of systematic theology and Christian ethics at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary, where he has taught since 1975. He has published for many years in both theological and scientific journals, and is the author of Worship and the Reality of God.


Transformed by God
New Covenant Life and Ministry

6" x 9" 192 pages paperback, $20.00 978-0-8308-3977-3 WIV (IVP/UK) July 2012 Biblical Theology bISAC RELIGION / Christian Ministry / General

David G. Peterson

David G. Peterson

Market/Audience • Pastors • Seminary students and professors Previous titles 978-0-8308-2697-1, Engaging with God 978-0-8308-2601-8, Possessed by God Contents Abbreviations Introduction 1. The New Covenant in Jeremiah 2. Israel and the Nations Renewed 3. The Renewal of Worship 4. New Covenant Ministry 5. Hearts and Lives Transformed 6. The Transforming Knowledge of God Conclusion Index of Scripture references

TransformeD by GoD
Ne w C ov e na n t L i f e a n d Mi n i s t ry

“Careful, highly competent, biblically faithful and pastorally astute. . . . A fine example of scholarship that serves the church in general and pastors in particular.” —Dr. graham A. Cole, Anglican Professor of Divinity, Beeson Divinity School, Samford University

Foundational to the New Testament understanding of Jesus is Jeremiah’s promise of a “new covenant,” the promise that God will transform our very hearts. In this important new study, David Peterson expounds Jeremiah’s oracle and its influence on the New Testament, as well as its relevance for New Covenant life today. • Joins Engaging with God and Possessed by God in a series of biblical-theological studies by David g. Peterson Author Information David G. Peterson was senior research fellow and lecturer in New Testament at Moore Theological College, Sydney, where he still teaches part time. He served as principal of Oak Hill College, London, from 1996 to 2007. His books include Engaging with God, Possessed by God (both IVP) and Hebrews and Perfection (Cambridge University Press).

“Those familiar with the work of David Peterson will know what to expect from any book he writes: careful exegesis, attention to biblical theology, doctrinal synthesis and practical application. This book does not disappoint in any of these areas. . . . This is Christian scholarship at its best—in the service of the church.” —Carl r. trueman, Paul Woolley Professor of Church History, Westminster Theological Seminary, Philadelphia


Discovering the Mission of God
Best Missional Practices for the 21st Century

6" x 9" 640 pages paperback, $35.00 978-0-8308-5635-0 WPD SePteMber 2012 Missions bISAC RELIGION / Christian Ministry / Missions

Edited by Mike Barnett Associate Editor Robin Martin

Mike Barnett, Editor • Robin Martin, Associate Editor

Market/Audience • Missions organizations • Pastors • Seminary students and professors related titles 978-0-8308-2571-4, The Mission of God 978-0-8308-2831-9, Contextualization in the New Testament Contents Acknowledgments Preface by Jerry Rankin Introduction: Discovering the Mission of God Part I: The Mission of God in the Bible Part II: The Mission of God in History Part III: The Mission of God Today

Best Missional Practices for the 21st Century

Discovering the Missionof


Written by a fleet of 21st-century scholar-practitioners, this book follows the mission of God through Scripture, church history and in cutting-edge best practices being used today. Nearly forty essays provide global perspective, new missiological research, case studies, recommended reading and discussion questions throughout. • Includes contributions from John Piper, Christopher Wright, ed Stetzer, Scott Moreau, Jerry rankin and many others editor Information Mike Barnett (Ph.D., Southwestern Seminary) is dean of the College of Intercultural Studies at Columbia International University. He teaches courses on church-planting movements, leadership and teams, creative access (business as mission) and the history of global Christianity. He also serves as national vice president of publications for the Evangelical Missiological Society.

“Discovering the Mission of God is an exciting compilation of writing and reflections by contemporary actors who are involved in the divine activity that is moving toward that elusive objective when all peoples have the opportunity to hear, understand and respond to the gospel in their own cultural context. . . . [It] will challenge the church and motivate God’s people to adjust priorities and personal agenda to become aligned with what God is doing to fulfill his mission today.” —From the preface by Jerry rankin, President Emeritus, International Mission Board


new title in the reformation commentary on scripture series!

Genesis 1—11
Edited by John L. Thompson

7" x 10" 360 pages hardcover, $50.00 978-0-8308-2951-4 W July 2012 Church History, Commentaries—Old Testament bISAC RELIGION / Biblical Commentary / Old Testament

Market/Audience • Adult education teachers • Pastors • Students of Reformed theology
Old Testament


Previous titles in the Series 978-0-8308-2962-0, Ezekiel, Daniel 978-0-8308-2973-6, Galatians, Ephesians Contents General Introduction A Guide to Using This Commentary Introduction to Genesis 1—11 Commentary on Genesis 1—11 Appendix Map of the Reformation Timeline of the Reformation Biographical Sketches of Reformation Era Figures Bibliography of Works in Original Languages Bibliography of Works in English Translations Author/Writings Index Scripture Index

Genesis i-11

edited by

John L. Thompson

general editor

Timothy F. George
associate general editor

Scott M. Manetsch

In this new addition to the Reformation Commentary on Scripture, we read along as the Reformers return to the ancient stories of the six days of creation, the tragic Fall of God’s creature and the catastrophe of the flood, applying them to the tumultuous age of the Reformation. Here is a primary source for biblical renewal in the church today. • Collects major and minor voices from the era, including female voices like Katharina Schütz Zell and Anna Maria van Schurman • Features a wealth of material previously unavailable in english • Includes in-depth introductions by world-class reformation scholars editor Information John L. Thompson is professor of historical theology and Galen and Susan Byker Professor of Reformed Theology at Fuller Theological Seminary, Pasadena, California. He is a contributor to the Global Dictionary of Theology (IVP Academic) and author of Writing the Wrongs (Oxford).

“The Reformers discerned rightly what the church desperately needed in the sixteenth century—the bold proclamation of the Word based on careful study of the sacred Scriptures. We need not only to hear that same call again for our own day, but also to learn from the Reformation how to do it. This commentary series is a godsend!” —richard J. Mouw, president, Fuller Theological Seminary


new addition to the new studies in biblical theology series!

The God Who Makes Himself Known
The Missionary Heart of the Book of Exodus

5.5" x 8.5" 240 pages paperback, $24.00 978-0-8308-2629-2 WIV (IVP/UK) AuguSt 2012

W. Ross Blackburn
New StudieS

BiBlical theology

Countering scholarly tendencies to fragment the text over theological difficulties, Ross Blackburn contends that Exodus should be read as a unified whole, and that an appreciation of its missionary theme in its canonical context is of great help in dealing with the difficulties that the book poses. Author Information W. Ross Blackburn (Ph.D., University of St. Andrews) serves as the rector of Christ the King, an Anglican Fellowship in Boone, North Carolina, and teaches biblical studies at Appalachian State University.

Biblical Studies—Topical, Biblical Theology, Missiology bISAC RELIGION / Biblical Studies / Old Testament

About the Series New Studies in Biblical Theology is a series of original works in biblical theology written from a confessional evangelical perspective.

W. Ross Blackburn
Series Editor:

D. A. Carson

new addition to the tyndale old testament commentaries series!

Haggai, Zechariah, Malachi
Andrew Hill
In this all-new volume in the Tyndale Old Testament Commentaries series, we meet the three prophets who were sent to reform the Israelite community after exile. Andrew Hill shows how their oracles remain timely for the church today. Author Information Andrew Hill is Professor of Old Testament at Wheaton College in Wheaton, Illinois. He is the coauthor of A Survey of the Old Testament and the Cornerstone Biblical Commentary on the Minor Prophets.

5.5" x 8.25" 304 pages paperback, $16.00 978-0-8308-4282-7 WIV (IVP/UK) July 2012 Commentaries—Old Testament bISAC RELIGION / Biblical Commentary / Old Testament

Tyndale Old Testament Commentaries


Haggai, Zechariah and Malachi

Andrew Hill

About the Series The Tyndale Old Testament Commentaries have long been a trusted resource for Bible study. Written by some of the world’s most distinguished evangelical scholars, these twenty-eight volumes offer clear, reliable and relevant explanations of every book in the Old Testament.


second edition titles!

Family Ministry
A Comprehensive Guide

Diana R. Garland
S e C o n D e D i t i o n

6" x 9" 640 pages casebound, $50.00 978-0-8308-3971-1 W SePteMber 2012 Family, Ministry Resources bISAC RELIGION / Christian Life / Family

Family Ministry

Family Ministry
A Comprehensive Guide

Now revised and updated throughout, Diana Garland’s core text for ministers and others in the helping professions provides a comprehensive look at the Christian purpose of family and the complex world our families inhabit. Author Information Diana R. Garland is dean of the School of Social Work at Baylor University in Waco, Texas. Her other books include Sacred Stories of Ordinary Families, Church Social Work and Beyond Companionship: Christians in Marriage (with David Garland).


Interpreting the Parables
Craig L. Blomberg
Craig Blomberg surveys the contemporary critical approaches to the parables—including those that have emerged in the twenty years since the first edition. Blomberg maintains that the allegorical approach is best, and this text remains a “minority report” among parable studies. Author Information Craig L. Blomberg (Ph.D., Aberdeen) is distinguished professor of New Testament at Denver Seminary in Denver, Colorado.

6" x 9" 440 pages paperback, $32.00 978-0-8308-3967-4 WIV AuguSt 2012 Biblical Studies—New Testament bISAC RELIGION / Biblical Studies / Jesus, the Gospels & Acts

Pa r a B L e s
t he
seCond edition

i nte r p r e ti ng

Cr aig L. BLomBerg

Neighboring Faiths
A Christian Introduction to World Religions

Winfried Corduan
Winfried Corduan explains the beliefs and practices of the world’s religions, including Judaism, Islam, Hinduism, Buddhism, Jainism, Sikhism, Native American religions and Baha’i. This revised and expanded edition has a new chapter on Islam after 9/11 and additional material throughout. Author Information Winfried Corduan (Ph.D., Rice University) is professor emeritus of philosophy and religion at Taylor University, Upland, Indiana.

7" x 10" 496 pages casebound, $40.00 978-0-8308-3970-4 W OCtOber 2012 World Religions bISAC RELIGION / Comparative Religion


s e c o n d e d i t i o n

A Christian Introduction to World Religions

Winfried Corduan


Recent Releases
Athanasius’s The Life of Antony of Egypt records the story of one of the most influential figures of early Christianity—St. Antony of Egypt—including his early life, his retreat into the desert and his famous spiritual battles. As part of the Classics in Spiritual Formation series, this contemporary paraphrase by Father Albert Haase, O.F.M. gives readers access to a masterwork of spiritual formation. 128 pages, paperback, 978-0-8308-3592-8, $15.00 / FOrMAtIO

Commentary on Jeremiah
The latest addition to the Ancient Christian Texts series offers a first-ever English language translation of Jerome’s Commentary on Jeremiah. Expertly rendered with notes and an introduction by Michael Graves, this commentary allows us to read Jeremiah with a man remembered in the West as the “greatest teacher of the church in expounding the Sacred Scriptures.” 232 pages, hardcover, 978-0-8308-2910-1, $60.00 / IVP ACADeMIC

biblical Hermeneutics: Five Views
Five experts in biblical hermeneutics gather here to state and defend their approach to the discipline. Contributors include Craig Blomberg, Richard Gaffin, Scott Spencer, Robert Wall and Merold Westphal. 230 pages, paperback, 978-0-8308-3963-6, $20.00 / IVP ACADeMIC

Crafting a rule of life
In this practical workbook, Stephen A. Macchia draws on the famous Rule of St. Benedict to help you discover your own rule of life. It takes time and a great deal of listening and discernment, but through the disciplines of Scripture, prayer and small group reflection, you can find yourself on the “well-ordered way” of Christlikeness. 190 pages, paperback, 978-0-8308-3564-5, $16.00 / FOrMAtIO

Changing Signs of truth
Crystal L. Downing brings the postmodern theory of semiotics within reach for today’s evangelists. Following the idea of the sign through Scripture, church history and the academy, Downing shows you how signs work and how sensitivity to their dynamics can make or break an attempt to communicate truth. 295 pages, paperback, 978-0-8308-3966-7, $24.00 / IVP ACADeMIC

Dictionary of the Old testament: Prophets
With the Dictionary of the Old Testament: Prophets, IVP’s Bible Dictionary series completes its coverage of the Old Testament canonical books. A true compendium of recent scholarship, the volume includes 115 articles covering all aspects—historical, cultural, religious and literary—of Isaiah, Jeremiah, Ezekiel, the Minor Prophets and Daniel. 1000 pages, hardcover, 978-0-8308-1784-9, $60.00 / IVP ACADeMIC

Christ-Centered biblical theology
Since the publication of his work Gospel and Kingdom, Graeme Goldsworthy’s approach to biblical theology has been subject to some debate and refinement. In what may be a defining work for Goldsworthy, Christ-Centered Biblical Theology makes the case for biblical theology’s place at the heart of evangelical hermeneutics, expository preaching and pastoral ministry. 240 pages, paperback, 978-0-8308-3969-8, $20.00 / IVP ACADeMIC

the eternal generation of the Son
Theologian Kevin N. Giles defends the historically orthodox doctrine of the eternal generation of the Son of God. He argues on biblical, historical and theological bases that, given its fundamental meaning, this doctrinal formulation is indispensable, irreplaceable and faithful to Christian revelation. 264 pages, paperback, 978-0-8308-3965-0, $24.00 / IVP ACADeMIC


Recent Releases
evangelism and the Sovereignty of god
If God is in control of everything, can Christians sit back and not bother to evangelize? Or does active evangelism imply that God is not really sovereign at all? In this classic study, J. I. Packer shows how both of these attitudes are false. In a careful review of the biblical evidence, he argues that a right understanding of God’s sovereignty is not so much a barrier to evangelism as an incentive and powerful support for it. 122 pages, paperback, 978-0-8308-3799-1, $13.00 / IVP bOOKS

Field guide for Small group leaders
The Field Guide for Small Group Leaders focuses in on the small group gathering as spiritual event. Useful to new leaders or as a refreshers for veterans, this go-to guide from editor Sam O’Neal will help you prepare your group for the adventure of collective encounter with God. 216 pages, paperback, 978-0-8308-1091-8, $15.00 / IVP CONNeCt

everyday Missions
Through years of ministry in the inner city, Leroy Barber has watched God get people’s attention, not with burning bushes, but with common experiences of misfortune and injustice. “Do you want to see my kingdom come?” Pairing the stories of biblical heroes with those of ordinary saints, Barber explains what happens when your daily life becomes a great commission from God. 159 pages, paperback, 978-0-8308-3636-9, $15.00 / lIKeWISe

Fixing the Moral Deficit
In this historic proposal, Ronald J. Sider puts forward a solution to the national deficit that exposes a moral deficit at the heart of the crisis. Analyzing the moral implications of the major proposals out there today, Sider counters with a pragmatic approach that is in line with Christian principles and that will preserve the dignity of all people. 171 pages, paperback, 978-0-8308-3795-3, $15.00 / IVP bOOKS

exposing Myths About Christianity
Renowned historian Jeffrey Burton Russell, famous for his studies of medieval history, provides an encyclopedia of lies and legends told to defraud Christianity. His work sets the record straight against the New Atheists and other cultural critics who charge Christianity with being outdated, destructive, superstitious, unenlightened, racist, colonialist and other significant accusations. 330 pages, paperback, 978-0-8308-3466-2, $18.00 / IVP bOOKS

Thomas H. McCall presents a trinitarian reading of Christ’s darkest moment—the moment he cried, “My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?” McCall analyzes Scripture alongside interpretations offered by the church fathers, the Reformers and modern theologians, seeking to recover the true poignancy of the orthodox perspective on the cross. 171 pages, paperback, 978-0-8308-3958-2, $20.00 / IVP ACADeMIC

ezekiel, Daniel
Discover firsthand the Reformers’ innovative readings of the Old Testament prophets Ezekiel and Daniel. Familiar passages like Ezekiel’s vision of the wheels or Daniel’s four beasts are revitalized as they take the stage at this pivotal moment in history. lx + 452 pages, hardcover, 978-0-83082962-0, $50.00 / IVP ACADeMIC

give them Christ
Throwing down the gauntlet for Christian homiletics, Stephen Seamands rouses preachers to return Christ to the center of their practice. Addressing issues of doctrine and praxis, the book shows how the preaching office can reflect the full scope of Jesus’ work—incarnation, crucifixion, resurrection, ascension and return. 192 pages, paperback, 978-0-8308-3467-9, $15.00 / IVP bOOKS


Recent Releases
global theology in evangelical Perspective
These essays, drawn from the 2011 Wheaton Theology Conference, explore the past, present and future shape of biblical interpretation and theological engagement in the Majority World. Among the contributors are Samuel Escobar, Mark Labberton, Juan Martínez, Ruth Padilla DeBorst, Lamin Sanneh, Andrew Walls, K. K. Yeo and Amos Yong. 267 pages, paperback, 978-0-8308-3956-8, $26.00 / IVP ACADeMIC

Hearing god
In this updated and expanded edition of Dallas Willard’s beloved book, you’ll gain rich spiritual insight into how to hear God’s voice clearly and develop an intimate partnership with him. Including new material from Willard’s teaching at the Renovaré Institute and reformatted for easier reading, this classic is still one of today’s best spiritual resources. 272 pages, paperback, 978-0-8308-3569-0, $17.00 / FOrMAtIO

god and the Cosmos
Theologian Harry Lee Poe and chemist Jimmy H. Davis argue that God’s interaction with our world is a possibility affirmed equally by traditional Christianity and the contemporary scientific record. 304 pages, paperback, 978-0-8308-3954-4, $24.00 / IVP ACADeMIC

Hearing god DVD
How do we hear God’s voice? In this DVD, you and your group can listen in as John Ortberg and Richard Foster dialogue with Dallas Willard on the themes of his beloved book Hearing God. A small group discussion guide is also included, making it easy to lead discussion after the video. 180 minutes, DVD, 978-0-8308-3568-3, $30.00 / FOrMAtIO

gregory of Nyssa
With this new paraphrase of Gregory of Nyssa’s sermons on the Beatitudes, readers get to sit at the feet of one of the great defenders of Christianity and a true master of spiritual formation. Alongside his sparkling paraphrase, Michael Glerup provides an introduction and numerous callouts showing the text’s relevance for spiritual practice today. 160 pages, paperback, 978-0-8308-3591-1, $15.00 / FOrMAtIO

How Do I Forgive?
Sometimes it is difficult to forgive an offense—other times it feels like raw selfbetrayal. This booklet by forgiveness researcher Everett Worthington offers simple guidance on what forgiveness is, why it’s important and what you can do to forgive even the worst offenses. 32 pages, paperback, 978-0-87784-028-2, $1.50 / IVP bOOKS

Whether you’re supporting a grieving friend or mourning a loss of your own, these nine studies from Psalms will lead you to the arms of the God who weeps with us, hears our cries and knows our pain. 80 pages, paperback, 978-0-8308-3144-9, $8.00 / IVP CONNeCt

Kneeling with giants
Gary Neal Hansen offers a guide to prayer rooted in centuries of Christian tradition. The book eavesdrops on the prayer lives of major figures like St. Benedict, Martin Luther, John Calvin, St. Ignatius, Teresa of Ávila and Andrew Murray, seeking to glean methods for modern Christians. 238 pages, paperback, 978-0-8308-3562-1, $15.00 / IVP bOOKS


Recent Releases
letters to a Future Church
In his vision on Patmos, the apostle John was commanded to deliver letters of prophecy to seven churches. What would such letters say to today’s church? Chris Lewis and the Epiphaneia Network put that question to some of the most prominent figures in North American Christianity. Here are the responses that came pouring back. 176 pages, paperback, 978-0-8308-3638-3, $15.00 / lIKeWISe

More than enchanting
When women fail to embrace their strengths as gifts to the world, they suffer for it. And church and society suffer with them. Jo Saxton invites you to discover the gifts and talents that God has vested in you, and more importantly, to hear God’s special calling to seek first his kingdom where you are. 208 pages, paperback, 978-0-8308-3651-2, $15.00 / IVP bOOKS

living into the life of Jesus
In this foundational work of Christian formation, Klaus Issler derives insights from the life of Jesus in the Gospels to uncover the dynamics of becoming Christlike. You will discover how you can forge much deeper connections with Jesus so that his life begins to permeate your own character. 240 pages, paperback, 978-0-8308-3811-0, $16.00 / IVP bOOKS

Noticing god
Richard Peace unpacks what it means to make a daily, conscious practice of noticing God. Ordinary life, interior life, other people, Scripture, nature, culture and the church all prove to be powerful companions when we begin truly seeking for God’s presence. 192 pages, paperback, 978-0-8308-3821-9, $15.00 / IVP bOOKS

Mark: the gospel of Passion
Michael Card leads us on an imaginative journey through the Gospel of Mark. From the moment Jesus calls the fishermen away from their nets, Mark’s readers are propelled, scene by scene, to the final act of Jesus’ ministry. Card teaches us to enter these scenes with the eyes of faith, as we are taught to be filled with passion at the sight of Jesus. 208 pages, paperback, 978-0-8308-3813-4, $16.00 / IVP bOOKS

the roots of the reformation
Renowned historian G. R. Evans revisits the question of what happened at the Reformation. She argues that the controversies that roiled the era are part of a much longer history of discussion and disputation. By showing us just how old these debates really were, Evans brings us to the very edge of the rupture that defined the Reformation. 528 pages, paperback, 978-0-8308-3947-6, $30.00 / IVP ACADeMIC

Mark: the beginning of the gospel CD
In this new full-length album inspired by the Gospel of Mark, Michael Card is joined by Out of the Grey’s Christine and Scott Dente. Rendering the urgency of Mark’s account into music, Card confronts us with the passionate appeal of God to humanity through the voice of Jesus. 10 tracks, CD, 978-0-8308-3802-8, $12.98 / CD

the Sacred Wilderness of Pastoral Ministry
David Rohrer constructs a pastoral theology for men and women who are charged with leading church communities through the wilderness of contemporary religious life. He reminds pastors that their calling is not principally to build and maintain an institution but to prepare people for the presence of the Lord. 180 pages, paperback, 978-0-8308-3824-0, $15.00 / IVP bOOKS


Recent Releases
Shaping the Journey of emerging Adults
Rick Dunn and Jana Sundene offer guidance for those who mentor young adults in their twenties and early thirties. Providing information on the unique challenges of emerging adulthood, the authors call mentors to forgo curriculums and walk alongside emerging adults into the hope and purpose of the Christlife. 264 pages, paperback, 978-0-8308-3469-3, $18.00 / IVP bOOKS

A Week in the life of Corinth
Ben Witherington III attempts to reenchant our reading of Paul in this creative reconstruction of ancient Corinth. Following a fictitious Corinthian man through various levels of Roman society—and eventually gaining entrance into the Christian community there—readers get an unforgettable introduction to life in a major center of the New Testament world. 168 pages, paperback, 978-0-8308-3962-9, $16.00 / IVP ACADeMIC

Spiritual rhythms in Community
In the midst of full lives, we need rhythm— life-giving patterns that deepen our connection with God and others. This participatory guide by Keith Meyer is designed to help you adopt a new pattern of life, one modeled after the rhythms of Jesus. 188 pages, paperback, 978-0-8308-3561-4, $15.00 / FOrMAtIO

When life goes Dark
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, their loved ones or those they counsel vulnerable to depression. 224 pages, paperback, 978-0-8308-3468-6, $15.00 / IVP bOOKS

the third third of life
In this brief workbook, Walter C. Wright provides eight sessions to help those moving toward retirement plan out the next steps. Developed and field-tested at the Max De Pree Center for Leadership, this guide includes material for individuals and groups that will enable fifty-somethings (and up) to prepare for the next chapter of life with confidence. 143 pages, paperback, 978-0-8308-3796-0, $15.00 / IVP bOOKS

Witness essentials
For those who know the depth of the gospel but struggle to communicate it, here is a helping hand. As you work through the Bible studies, exercises and readings in Daniel Meyer’s comprehensive workbook, the roots of your faith will deepen, your sense of calling will grow and you will begin to reach out with increasing confidence to the people in your life. 230 pages, paperback, 978-0-8308-1089-5, $16.00 / IVP CONNeCt

A traveler’s guide to the Kingdom
Join James Emery White on a pilgrimage to some of the most important sites in the history of Christianity. As you venture into Martin Luther’s Wittenberg or the Eagle and Child pub where Lewis, Tolkien and the Inklings met, you will reflect on the Christian life—how your calling, conversion and spirituality set you in a fellowship reaching across centuries. 204 pages, paperback, 978-0-8308-3818-9, $15.00 / IVP bOOKS

the Wonder of the universe
Through this guided tour of planets and protons, galaxies and gamma rays, Karl Giberson gives us a window into the universe revealed by contemporary science. Most will find it difficult to suppress the sense of a great plan at work—a fine-tuned world provoking thoughts of a creator. 216 pages, paperback, 978-0-8308-3819-6, $16.00 / IVP bOOKS


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