All God’s People Are Ministers

While many lay persons realize that the church is the whole people of God, they may have questions about their ministry and wonder what they are called to be and do. This book surveys some of the methods and resources that are available to those who have the responsibility and commitment to engage in strengthening […]

Antagonists In The Church

Antagonism exists in the church. It leaves in its wake broken lives: people who are hurt, discouraged, and apathetic. Although only a very few persons are antagonists, these individuals have the potential to disrupt and even destroy a congregation’s mission and ministry. In this balanced and practical book, Kenneth Haugk shows how congregational leaders can […]

Congregation: Stories And Structures

In a unique, full-scale study of congregational life, Hopewell shows that it is narrative-the oral tradition-that knits a congregation together. Reviews: ‘This book fills an important gap in the literature of practical theology. Practical theology needs to know how to describe situations, especially the empirical situation of the church. We will depend on Hopewell’s method […]


Embodiment is a splendid book. There is, in my opinion, nothing better in print which addresses the theological implications of human sexuality, and as a feminist Christian social-ethicist, I particularly celebrate a work by a male theologian that sensitively and appreciatively attends to the best feminist insights. This book sets a standard for Christian discussion […]

God’s Gifted People

The Bible talks about many kinds of gifts. One gift so obvious it is often overlooked is the gift of our own personhood, our own unique personality. God intends that each of us be a gift to others. What are the different kinds of peronality gifts that God gives? How can we better understand the […]


The LifeSongs songbook includes early childhood songs, rounds, hymns, spiritual songs, and appropriate service music, all supporting the LifeTogether themes and integrating learning and worship. Also included are suggestions for teaching songs and using instruments, advice on incorporating the songs into worship, background information, and comprehensive indexes. See also: Lifesongs Volume 1 and Lifesongs Volume […]

Through The Eyes Of Women

Divided into three parts, Through the Eyes of Women underscores how gender and public policy issues need to be emphasized, explores several specific issues of women–especially issues of the body–in a way that is counter to the prevailing and the unhelpful dichotomy between mind and body, and concentrates on women as the care providers–the training […]