The Mission Table: Renewing Congregation and Community
by Stephen P. Bouman
Bouman reminds us that the Holy Spirit is still very active and calls us to join in God's mission of reconciliation, restoration and renewal. He writes about who is at the mission table and what are we called to do as a part of God's mission.
Published by Augsburg Fortress in 2013
Practicing Passion: Youth and the Quest for a Passionate Church
by Kenda Creasy Dean
In this book Dean writes about rethinking youth ministry in practical theology instead of educational theory or psychological or social development. She write about reaching, discipling and empowering today's young people for ministry.
Published by Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Co. in 2004
The Irresistible Revolution, Updated and Expanded: Living as an Ordinary Radical
by Shane Claiborne
This updated 10th anniversary edition of Shane Claiborne's book comes out in January 2016. He uses unconventional examples from his own life to raise questions about the church and the world, challengers readers to live out their Christian faith.
Shane has spoken at the ELCA Youth Gathering and will be speaking at the 2016 Youth Summit in our synod in June.
Left to Tell: Discovering God Amidst the Rwandan Holocaust
by Immaculee Ilibagiza
This is an amazing story of faith, forgiveness and justice.
Published by Hay House, Inc. in 2006, paperback in 2014
What's so Amazing About Grace
by Philip Yancey
Yancey shares stories about God's amazing grace. This book is a good one to discuss. The author explores grace in everyday life and what it means for our lives and how we are to treat others with grace, because of how we have received God's amazing grace.
Published by Zondervan in 2002
Animate Practices / Digital Lesson / Money
This is a digital lesson from the Animate: Practices Adult Small Group Series. In this lesson Shane Claiborne guides your group through the faith practice of Stewardship.
Published by Sparkhouse
Zombies, Football and The Gospel
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by Reggie Joiner
In this book the author writes about what he believes are 10 game-changers for church leaders.
Published by Orange, a division of The rethink Group, Inc. 2012