Series VII, Cycle B
Jerry L. Schmalenberger
Providing a fresh, timely reflection every week on assigned scripture passages is one of the most daunting tasks facing pastors. So when time or inspiration is flagging and you need the jump-start of creative ideas, the latest edition of the classic CSS resource Lectionary Preaching Workbook is just what the doctor ordered! Prominent pastor, former seminary president, and prolific

Managing Our Frustrations, Losses, And Fears
Joseph E. Talley
Because we cannot have everything we desire, it is inevitable that we will experience frustration -- and what we believe about pain and loss greatly affects our ability to respond constructively to such emotions as anxiety, despair, and rage. S

Communion Prayers for the Church Year and Pastoral Occasions
Peter Andrew Smith
Make your celebration of the Lord's Supper flow together with music and other liturgical elements with this stimulating collection of communion prayers. Peter Andrew Smith incorporates imagery and themes from lectionary scripture texts, church seasons, and special pastoral

A Survival Manual For Clergy Seeking Maturity In Ministry
David S. Belasic
Question: Why is a parish pastor like a penguin?

Answer:

Penguins have a way of looking dignified and ridiculous simultaneously.
Penguins are sensitive to heat.
Penguins have treacherous enemies.
Penguins are relatively

Series V, Cycle A (revised)
Russell F. Anderson
Bigger, stronger, better! This newly revised edition of Russell Anderson's best-selling Lectionary Preaching Workbook retains all of the great features that have made it an indispensable tool for busy pastors who need a helping hand with their weekly homiletic research and want to make the most of their limited preparation time.

Series V, Cycle B (revised edition)
Russell Anderson
Bigger, stronger, better! This newly revised edition of Russell Anderson's best-selling Lectionary Preaching Workbook retains all of the great features that have made it an indispensable tool for busy pastors who need a helping hand with their weekly homiletic research and want to make the most of their limited preparation time.

Preaching Resurrection Texts
William H. Shepherd, Jr.
Including 21 sermons, this fascinating volume looks at the scriptural texts concerning a pivotal New Testament theme -- the resurrection of Jesus -- and examines how they may be read in various interpretive communities. Shepherd analyzes each of the major New Testament wr...

A Ten-Session Marriage Enrichment Course For Couples (Student Workbook)
Daryl G. Donovan
God intends for marriage to be one of the most satisfying relationships you will ever experience. Like our relationship with Christ, your relationship with your spouse should be a source of joy, peace, life, and love. But many marriages miss God's plan. The facts are that only about half the couples who go to the altar remain married -- and many of those who do not divorce find themselves in

A Brief Introduction and Devotional Guide to the Psalms
Robert G. Beckstrand
The Psalms are an essential element of corporate worship and devotional life -- but Robert Beckstrand believes that many Christians would profit immensely by spending more time with these ancient hymns and the deep well of comfort and wisdom they contain. Indeed, the Psalms are a marvelous spiritual

Lectionary Devotional for Cycle A
Stephen P. McCutchan
We can all use nourishment to sustain us on our spiritual journey, and there's no better source to get a refreshing drink from than God's Word. In these pages, Stephen McCutchan helps you draw from that endless well with a complete set of theological reflections based on scripture texts from Cycle A of the Revised Common Lectionary. His