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Author Jim Royston

The latest edition of Ministerial Ethics is a welcome revision and expansion of the original 1993 edition. The insertion of a new Chapter 7 on clergy sexual abuse is very timely in light of the Catholic Church sexual-abuse crisis revealed in 2002. Authors Joe E. Trull and James E. Carter indicate a desire to help […] Read More

The hectic pace of life in the 21st century creates a fertile garden for this empowering book. Pastor and professor Kirk Byron Jones confronts his audience with the cultural expectation for speed and hurry in our lifestyles. The first half of the book explores various factors that create an addiction to hurry including running away […] Read More

Getting Honest with God is a brief 168-page insight into prayer and communication between honest intimate friends. Mark Littleton is an author and speaker from Kansas City. <?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = “urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office” /> <?xml:namespace prefix = st1 ns = “urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:smarttags” />Littleton establishes prayer as a vital part of a deep and intimate relationship […] Read More

This is a book about church health, pastoral leadership and the value of intentional interims. If a congregation is about to experience a pastoral transition, this book should be a must-read for the parish leadership. The author, William O. Avery, is an experienced denominational leader and professor from the Lutheran Theological Seminary in <?xml:namespace prefix […] Read More

Inside the Small Church is an exciting and readable survey of the diverse world of small churches. North America is dotted with small churches; in fact, most major denominations are populated in large part by small congregations. This collection of essays reveals a bright hope for the future of small churches. Anthony Pappas has gathered […] Read More

John Coleman has written a delightful and inspirational book in The Unexpected Teachings of Jesus: Encountering the Gospels All Over Again. Coleman’s treatment of the teachings of Christ brings fresh and practical insights to familiar Gospel stories. This book can be used to prepare devotionals, or as a daily study for small groups. It contains […] Read More

Resistance can actually create an opportunity for healthy change. The certainty of change in our culture, coupled with an almost universal resistance to change in many congregations, produces the context for this highly practical and insightful approach to pastoral leadership. Chris Hobgood does a favor for every pastor and other church leader who desires to […] Read More