Treasures Old and New
Images in the Lectionary
Hardcover ISBN: 0800631897
In Treasures Old and New Gail Ramshaw brings new life to forty primary images from the readings of the three-year lectionary, which is now in use in a variety of forms across the churches. After a thorough introduction to the use and understanding of images, see grounds each of the forty images with excerpts from the church liturgy and song and from the writings of the church's mothers and fathers. Within each chapter see explores the primary image in light of its biblical context, extrabiblical connections, place in the church's tradition relationships to the liturgical year, related images, poetic nuances, and contemporary usefulness. Treasures Old and New is the fruit of many years of reflection on language and worship a sweeping summation of the author's work to date as a teacher, scholar and advocate for the church's worship. Family grounded in biblical scholarship, filled with practical insights for the pulpit and classroom as lively and vivid in style as the images she treats, this volume is a richly veined mine for those who study, preach, and teach, as well as those who seek a literate devotional companion to the readings proclaimed in worship.
Devotions For A Sacred Marriage
A Year Of Weekly Devotions For Couples
Hardcover ISBN: 0310255953
This book of fifty-two devotionals is a companion to Gary Thomas's Sacred Marriage, which enables couples to think and act upon the premise: What if God designed marriage to make us holy more than to make us happy?
The Return of the Prodigal Son
A Story of Homecoming
Paperback ISBN: 0385473079
Inspired by Rembrandt's depiction of the gospel story, a Catholic priest reflects on homecoming, affirmation, reconciliation, and forgivness while probing the complexity of the father-son relationship
The Unnecessary Pastor
Rediscovering the Call
Paperback ISBN: 0802846785
In this volume, two of today's most respected authors help pastors recover their gospel identity and clarify their vision of Christian leadership. Eugene Peterson and Marva Dawn reconnect pastors with biblical texts that equip them to be countercultural servants of the gospel. In his chapters Peterson explores 1 and 2 Timothy and Titus, drawing from them scriptural images for pastoral identity. In alternating chapters Dawn turns to Ephesians for instructions to churches seeking to live faithfully against societal tides. This book is for anyone involved in church or parachurch leadership or for anyone now preparing for ministry.
His Life and Influence
Paperback ISBN: 1595551042
If there were such a job as the nation's pastor, Billy Graham would be the prime candidate. Having known more American presidents, foreign leaders, and famous people than any other American living or dead, Billy Graham has been uniquely able to speak to the heart of the average person and bring peace and clarity to a nation in trying times. Graham's ministry flourished during a challenging period in the American experience, when the nation was coming to terms with its unexpected new strength in the world and grappling with the most serious racial and social upheavals since the Civil War. Now acclaimed author and former Time magazine senior correspondent David Aikman sheds new and deserved light on that influence, probing critical episodes of Graham's life that help explain his profound impact, both on the public life of America and other nations and the private lives of their cultural and political leaders.