A Vision for the Sending of the Church in North America
Paperback ISBN: 0802843506
What would a theology of the Church look like that took seriously the fact that North America is now itself a mission field? This question lies at the foundation of this volume written by an ecumenical team of six noted missiologists—Lois Barrett, Inagrace T. Dietterich, Darrell L. Guder, George R. Hunsberger, Alan J. Roxburgh, and Craig Van Gelder. The result of a three-year research project undertaken by The Gospel and Our Culture Network, this book issues a firm challenge for the church to recover its missional call right here in North America, while also offering the tools to help it do so. The authors examine North America?s secular culture and the church?s loss of dominance in today?s society. They then present a biblically based theology that takes seriously the church?s missional vocation and draw out the consequences of this theology for the structure and institutions of the church.
My Life With the Saints
Hardcover ISBN: 0829420010
One of Publishers Weekly’s Best Books of the Year — Winner of a Christopher Award — Winner of a Catholic Press Association Book Award Meet some surprising friends of God in this warm and wonderful memoir James Martin has led an entirely modern life: from a lukewarm Catholic childhood, to an education at the Wharton School of Business, to the executive fast track at General Electric, to ministry as a Jesuit priest, to a busy media career in Manhattan. But at every step he has been accompanied by some surprising friends—the saints of the Catholic Church. For many, these holy men and women remain just historical figures. For Martin, they are intimate companions. “They pray for me, offer me comfort, give me examples of discipleship, and help me along the way,
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.
Dispatches from the Front
Stories of Gospel Advance in the World's Difficult Places
Paperback ISBN: 143354069x
This compelling travelogue shares stories of the bold faith and brave witness of Christians living in more than 20 of the most dangerous countries in the world, including China, Pakistan, Iraq, and Afghanistan.
Prayers for Healing
365 Blessings, Poems, & Meditations from Around the World
Paperback ISBN: 1573245224
An inspirational anthology compiles an array of international prayers, poems, blessings, meditations, and devotions for every day of the year, based on such sources as the Bible, the Tao Te Ching, the Koran, the Torah, and Native American texts, as well as works by Marianne Williamson, Deepak Chopra, Rumi, and Martin Luther King, Jr., among others. Reprint.