30 Days with Wesley: A Prayer Book

30 Days with Wesley: A Prayer Book
$12.99
Experience prayer as a special means of grace. Filled with prayers, Psalms, and self-examination questions, this 30-day prayer book will guide you through rich content and help you encounter greater depth in your prayer life. With the help of the Holy Spirit, the hours of prayer can be a means through which time is sanctified, communities are unified, hearts are edified, and God's transforming love is experienced.
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9780834128330
Publication Date: 
2012-06-01
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American Methodism: A Compact History

American Methodism: A Compact History
$29.99
In this engaging and artful overview, Russell Richey, Kenneth Rowe, and Jean Miller Schmidt, some of Methodism’s most respected teachers, give readers a vivid picture of soulful terrain of the Methodist experience in America. The authors highlight key themes and events that continue to shape the Church. Knowing their history, Methodists are better positioned, prepared, and inspired for faithful witness and holy living.
ISBN/SKU: 
9781426742279
Publication Date: 
2012-10-01

Being a Christian in the Wesleyan Tradition: Belong, Believing, Living, Growing

Being a Christian in the Wesleyan Tradition: Belong, Believing, Living, Growing
$12.00
Gooch explores our everyday understanding of what it means to be an involved member of a church. His four categories help readers to think differently about the way they participate in church. Unlike many books on church membership, Gooch does not spend a lot of time on bylaws or matters of organization; rather, he speaks to the heart of our participation: how we belong, what we believe, how we live, and the possibilities for our growth in faith. Christians belong to a community of faith. Being a Christian in the Wesleyan Tradition shows we can live our faith in private and public acts of devotion and ministry.
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9780881775594
Publication Date: 
2009-04-01
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Being United Methodist: What It Means, Why It Matters

Being United Methodist: What It Means, Why It Matters
$14.99
In Being United Methodist, popular and well-loved author J. Ellsworth Kalas uses his approachable style to address a topic that sometimes seems complicated even to those who have reflected upon it for years.

In this book, Kalas explores questions such as Who are these people called United Methodists? Where have they come from, and where are they going? And how is it that so few of them really know what it means to be a United Methodist? What makes them tick, and in a spasmodically changing world, what keeps them ticking?
ISBN/SKU: 
9781426752346
Publication Date: 
2012-10-01

Devotional Life in the Wesleya

Devotional Life in the Wesleya
$10.00
Participants are guided in discerning God's direction for their lives, practicing daily disciplines, and reaching out in love.
ISBN/SKU: 
9780835807401
Publication Date: 
2003-05-01
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Doing Good: A Grace-Filled Approach to Holiness

Doing Good: A Grace-Filled Approach to Holiness
$8.00

Christianity in its purest form involves putting God’s love into action. Wesleyans have traditionally understood this embodiment and expression of God’s love as holiness. 

• Four-session guide helps individuals and small groups understand and embrace the Wesleyan understanding of holiness

• Explores the Wesleyan approach to both law and grace
• Guides individuals to match faith with action
• Provides Christian educators with a tool for teaching an important Wesleyan doctrine
• Shows individuals and churches how to express Christianity in ways that attract others to the faith and the life of the church

 

 

ISBN/SKU: 
9781426709388
Publication Date: 
2011-05-01

Eight Life-Enriching Practices

Eight Life-Enriching Practices
$8.99
This resource is a summary study of the eight life-enriching practices that are part of the series--prayer, Bible study, evangelism, community, worship and the sacraments, outreach, justice and others. Questions for discussion are included with each chapter.
ISBN/SKU: 
9780687087341
Publication Date: 
2001-09-01
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Elusive Mr. Wesley

Elusive Mr. Wesley
$35.00

A new Wesley biography published at the tricentennial of his birth.

The aim of this book is simple: it is an attempt to get to know the real John Wesley. The author explains why getting to know the real Wesley seems so difficult and describes the principles of such a quest. The first part contains material written by Wesley himself. The second part contains material written by Wesley's contemporaries, who describe, defend, and/or attack him on a number of points. The third part describes Wesley's fate at the hands of biographers and other writers since his day, starting with the eulogists and tracing the main currents of Wesley studies into the twenty-first century.

This book describes Wesley as he saw himself and as he was seen by both admirers and detractors. It gives a history of the biographies written about Wesley and provides a distillation of the primary documents written by and about Wesley.  It includes an index and a bibliography.

ISBN/SKU: 
9780687074617

Evangelistic Love of God and Neighbor

Evangelistic Love of God and Neighbor
$22.99

There are, it seems, as many definitions of the term "evangelism" as there are people doing the defining. For some, it means proclaiming the gospel to those who have not heard it. To others, it means making disciples of Jesus Christ. To others, it means working for the transformation of the world into the kingdom of God. For still others, it has principally to do with building vibrant, healthy congregations. Underlying this confusion is a fundamental inability to locate the practice of evangelism within one's overall theological convictions.

We will never understand the part that proclamation, disciple making, kingdom building, and church growth play in evangelism until we first ask a more important question: What does evangelism have to do with who God is? What is it we know about God that makes evangelism a central part of what it means to be Christian? In this comprehensive theology of evangelism, Scott J. Jones proposes to ground the practice of evangelism in an understanding of God's love for the world, specifically as seen in the incarnation of God in Christ. In Jesus, God took on all of what it means to be human. Because of this, evangelism must be a ministry to the whole person. The typical distinctions between soul-winning, social action, and church growth evaporate; individual conversion and acts of mercy are part of the same ministry of bringing persons more fully into the reign of a loving God.

ISBN/SKU: 
9780687046140
Publication Date: 
2003-10-01
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Future of the United Methodist Church: Seven Vision Pathways

Future of the United Methodist Church: Seven Vision Pathways
$16.00
This book offers a renewed vision and practical steps for United Methodists to work together in mission and ministry. These bishops of The United Methodist Church urge congregations to stand together, under God’s grace, to lead others to vibrant faith, steadfast hope, and joyful living. The authors call for a new partnership with God to bring God’s reign to fruition for all God’s people. With concrete guidance about how to create and transform disciples, readers are invited to travel the path that leads to the abundant living that Jesus talked about. This book will also inspire and motivate congregations to work together to be a vibrant presence in their neighborhoods and communities.

The Seven Pathways were created by the United Methodist bishops and presented at the 2008 General Conference as a vision statement for the Church. Contributors include: Bishops Sharon Brown Christopher, Gregory Vaughn Palmer,  G. Lindsey Davis, Robert Schnase, Scott J. Jones, Hee-Soo Jung, E. James Swanson Sr., Minerva G. Carcano, Thomas J. Bickerton, and Bruce R. Ough.  

The seven pathways are: Planting New Congregations, Transforming Existing Congregations,  Teaching the United Methodist Way, Strengthing Clergy and Lay Leadership, Children and Poverty, Expanding Racial/Ethnic Ministries, and Eliminating Poverty by Stamping out Disease.
ISBN/SKU: 
9781426702525
Publication Date: 
2010-05-01

Historical Atlas of the Methodist Movement

Historical Atlas of the Methodist Movement
$22.99
In the study of history, knowing where something happened is almost as important as knowing what happened. Text can only go so far in providing a sense of the scope and sweep of historical events and movements. That is why this new resource will be so important to students of the Methodist movement. Methodism began in a particular place and time, and was shaped decisively by that social and physical context. As it spread out across the British Isles, North America, and eventually around the world, its beliefs and practices were inebitably shaped by those new contexts as well. This atlas tells the Methodist story, employing maps, pictures, charts, and other visual media to provide a compelling visual exploration of the rise and growth of the people called Methodists. CD-ROM employs the free Google(TM) Earth software to provide an interactive exploration of the sites and regions that saw the rise and development of Methodism
ISBN/SKU: 
9780687656516
Publication Date: 
2009-09-01
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How United Methodists Share Their Faith

How United Methodists Share Their Faith
$7.50
The author believes that United Methodists are sometimes reluctant to bring up the subject of religion with their friends and next-door neighbors. They doubt that their acquaintances would be interested and feel it would be inappropriate to inquire about their personal faith. They know, however, that they should witness to United Methodist beliefs. How do United Methodists share their faith?
ISBN/SKU: 
9780687075843
Publication Date: 
2001-09-01

Job Descriptions and Leadership Training 2013-2016

Job Descriptions and Leadership Training 2013-2016
$20.00
Job Descriptions and Leadership Training is a handbook for congregations to develop leaders as a vital part of their discipleship system. The first portion of the book provides a framework for a nominating committee to build a culture of leadership development, including suggestions for ministry organization. It contains an exploration of both biblical roots and contemporary research for training leaders. The second part of the book has one-page job descriptions for positions suggested in the Book of Discipline of The United Methodist Church. Purchasers receive permission to reproduce individual job description pages for use in church workshops. Each job description includes the following information: 1) Ministry Resukt Expected from This Position 2) Spiritual Gifts and Qualifications Helpful for This Posistion 3) Responsibilites fo the Position 4) Tips for Getting Started 5) Resources for Help
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9780881775983
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John Wesley

John Wesley
$19.95
A major figure in eighteenth-century Christianity, John Wesley sought to combine the essential elements of the Catholic and Evangelical traditions and to restore to the laity a vital role in church life. He began one of the most dynamic movements in the history of modern Protestantism, a movement which eventually produced the Methodist churches. This volume offers a representative selection of theological writings by Wesley and includes historically oriented introductions and footnotes which indicate Wesley's Anglican, patristic, and biblical sources.
ISBN/SKU: 
9780195028102
Publication Date: 
1980-11-01
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John Wesley for the 21st Century

John Wesley for the 21st Century
$13.00
Health care. Public education. War and peace. Science and religion. The economy. Christian social action. Spiritual growth. Twenty-first century political talking points? Hardly only that. John Wesley, an 18th century British clergyman, addressed these very issues in his own time. His creative answers may open your eyes to new responses for our own 24/7 frenzied ""postmodern"" concerns. Gooch opens the fascinating character of Wesley by looking at these strikingly current topics. He shows how Wesley's ministry grew out of his desire to live a holy life and to invite others to walk in Christian discipleship. His message of grace and salvation led Wesley to suggest innovative solutions to problems of his time, including poverty, education and a whole host of other issues. ""Wesley cared deeply about issues, not just in themselves, but because of their impact on persons created in the image of God,"" writes Gooch. ""We need to care deeply about them as well. It's not just 'talking the talk' but about 'walking the talk.'"" John Wesley for the 21st Century addresses matters very much in the news today - from a theological foundation. Each chapter includes questions for reflection, making this book a great study for individuals and small groups.
ISBN/SKU: 
9780881774450
Publication Date: 
2006-02-01

John Wesley on Christian Beliefs, Vol 1

John Wesley on Christian Beliefs, Vol 1
$28.00
How many times have you heard people say "everyone should read Wesley" or maybe you've thought about reading the Standard Sermons but couldn't get past the original language? This volume contains the first twenty sermons, in which Wesley deals with theology, in modern English, making this volume appropriate for individual and small group study. Lay speakers, local pastors, and small group members will enjoy this book.

Other volumes can be purchased separately:
John Wesley on the Sermon on the Mount #9780687028108
John Wesley on Christian Practice #9780687022267

"This fresh statement of Wesley has gotten me back into John Wesley's preaching." --Bishop Judith Craig

ISBN/SKU: 
9780687052967
Publication Date: 
2002-05-01
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John Wesley on Christian Practice, Vol 3

John Wesley on Christian Practice, Vol 3
$28.00
This is the third volume of the Standard Sermons of John Wesley, transcribed into today's English. These volumes accurately transcribe their eighteenth-century language into a form suitable for today's reader.

This volume contains the last twenty sermons, in which Wesley deals with questions and concerns facing the Methodist movement in its early days: the balance of faith and works; the charge that the Methodists were enthusiasts; tolerance (catholic spirit) among believers; Christian perfection; new birth; and others.

Other volumes can be purchased separately:
John Wesley on Christian Beliefs #9780687052967
John Wesley on the Sermon on the Mount #9780687028108

ISBN/SKU: 
9780687022267
Publication Date: 
2003-05-01
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John Wesley's Conception and Use of Scripture

John Wesley's Conception and Use of Scripture
$26.99
Despite wide acceptance of the "Wesleyan quadrilateral", significant disagreements have arisen in both academic and church circles about the degree to which Scripture stood in a place of theological primacy for Wesley, or should do so for modern Methodists, and about the proper and appropriate methods of interpreting Scripture. In this important work, Scott J. Jones offers a full-scale investigation of John Wesley's conception and use of Scripture. The results of this careful and thorough investigation are sometimes surprising. Jones argues that for Wesley, religious authority is constituted not by a "quadrilateral", but by a fivefold but unitary locus comprising Scripture, reason, Christian antiquity, the Church of England, and experience. He shows that in actual practice Wesley's reliance on the entire Christian tradition - in particular of the early church and of the Church of England - is far heavier than his stated conception of Scripture would seem to allow, and that Wesley stresses the interdependence of the five dimensions of religious authority for Christian faith and practice.
ISBN/SKU: 
9780687204663
Publication Date: 
1995-11-01

John Wesley's Message Today

John Wesley's Message Today
$7.50
With its plain, easy-to-understand language, this Pocket Guide will help you understand the major aspects of John Wesley's theology.

You will discover what Wesley believed about...

  • The image of God and original sin
  • Stewardship
  • Justification by faith
  • The witness of the Spirit
  • Social holiness

    ...and more. This 96 page booklet also offers study questions that will help you or your group discuss the importance of Wesley's ideas for Christians today.

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    9780687316816
    Publication Date: 
    1991-06-01
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    John Wesley's Standard Sermons in Modern English - 3 volume set

    John Wesley's Standard Sermons in Modern English - 3 volume set
    $79.00
    This three volume set includes one copy each of these books:
    John Wesley on Christian Beliefs (#9780687052967)
    Johh Wesley on the Sermon on the Mount (#9780687028108),
    John Wesley on Christian Practice (#9780687022267)
    ISBN/SKU: 
    9780687025169

    John Wesley's Teachings, Volume 1: God and Providence

    John Wesley's Teachings, Volume 1: God and Providence
    $22.99

    John Wesley’s Teaching is the first systematic exposition of John Wesley's theology that is also faithful to Wesley's own writings. Wesley was a prolific writer and commentator on Scripture—his collected works fill eighteen volumes—and yet it is commonly held that he was not systematic or consistent in his theology and teachings. On the contrary, Thomas C. Oden demonstrates that Wesley displayed a remarkable degree of internal consistency over sixty years of preaching and ministry. This series of 4 volumes is a text-by-text guide to John Wesley’s teaching. It introduces Wesley’s thought on the basic tenets of Christian teaching: God, providence, and man (volume 1), Christ and salvation (volume 2), the practice of pastoral care (volume 3), and issues of ethics and society (volume 4). In everyday modern English, Oden clarifies Wesley’s explicit intent and communicates his meaning clearly to a contemporary audience. Both lay and professional readers will find this series useful for devotional reading, moral reflection, sermon preparation, and for referencing Wesley’s opinions on a broad range of pressing issues of contemporary society.

    ISBN/SKU: 
    9780310328155
    Publication Date: 
    2012-08-07

    John Wesley's Teachings, Volume 2: Christ and Salvation (Revised)

    John Wesley's Teachings, Volume 2: Christ and Salvation (Revised)
    $22.99
    John Wesley's Teaching is the first systematic exposition of John Wesley's theology that is also faithful to Wesley's own writings. Wesley was a prolific writer and commentator on Scripture---his collected works fill eighteen volumes---and yet it is commonly held that he was not systematic or consistent in his theology and teachings. On the contrary, Thomas C. Oden demonstrates that Wesley displayed a remarkable degree of internal consistency over sixty years of preaching and ministry. This series of 4 volumes is a text-by-text guide to John Wesley's teaching. It introduces Wesley's thought on the basic tenets of Christian teaching: God, providence, and man (volume 1), Christ and salvation (volume 2), the practice of pastoral care (volume 3), and issues of ethics and society (volume 4). In everyday modern English, Oden clarifies Wesley's explicit intent and communicates his meaning clearly to a contemporary audience. Both lay and professional readers will find this series useful for devotional reading, moral reflection, sermon preparation, and for referencing Wesley's opinions on a broad range of pressing issues of contemporary society.
    ISBN/SKU: 
    9780310492672
    Publication Date: 
    2012-08-07

    John Wesley's Teachings, Volume 3: Pastoral Theology

    John Wesley's Teachings, Volume 3: Pastoral Theology
    $22.99
    John Wesley's Teachings is the first systematic exposition of John Wesley's theology that is also faithful to Wesley's own writings. Wesley was a prolific writer and commentator on Scripture---his collected works fill eighteen volumes---and yet it is commonly held that he was not systematic or consistent in his theology and teachings. On the contrary, Thomas C. Oden demonstrates that Wesley displayed a remarkable degree of internal consistency over sixty years of preaching and ministry. This series of 4 volumes is a text-by-text guide to John Wesley's teaching. It introduces Wesley's thought on the basic tenets of Christian teaching: God, providence, and man (volume 1), Christ and salvation (volume 2), the practice of pastoral care (volume 3), and issues of ethics and society (volume 4). In everyday modern English, Oden clarifies Wesley's explicit intent and communicates his meaning clearly to a contemporary audience. Both lay and professional readers will find this series useful for devotional reading, moral reflection, sermon preparation, and for referencing Wesley's opinions on a broad range of pressing issues of contemporary society.
    ISBN/SKU: 
    9780310587095
    Publication Date: 
    2013-01-22

    John Wesley: A Biography

    John Wesley: A Biography
    $20.00
    A compelling portrait of the father of Methodism. The life and work of John Wesley (1703-1791) has had an enormous influence on modern Christianity, not least for his role as father of the Methodist church. John Wesley is a popular biography of the great figure, which brings his career and ideas alive for a new generation. Written with verve and grounded in thorough research, the book tells the story of Wesley's colorful and dramatic life. Stephen Tomkins chronicles Wesley's family background and early childhood, his school and university career, and his adult life as a religious leader in England. Throughout this engaging portrait, Tomkins pauses to explore a number of key issues in Wesley's increasingly rich religious views, including the renunciation of wealth and the role of women in church life. The volume concludes with an important assessment of Wesley's abiding influence both in his own country and abroad. Superbly crafted, John Wesley will interest those from the Methodist tradition as well as all general readers of church history.
    ISBN/SKU: 
    9780802824998
    Publication Date: 
    2003-07-01

    John Wesley: A Preaching Life

    John Wesley: A Preaching Life
    $20.00
    That John Wesley was not a systematic theologian is a point frequently made. Yet if that be the case, what kind of theologian was he? To look at his literary output over the course of his long life and ministry is to recognize the central role that sermons played. Thus, claims Michael Paquarello, Wesley was a homiletical theologian, one for whom the Word preached was the core means of reflecting on and understanding the meaning of the Gospel.

    In this "preaching life" of Wesley Pasquarello places Wesley's sermons in the larger religious, political, and intellectual world of their eighteenth-century context. Neither a biography nor an intellectual history, it is a homiletic history, one that both uses the details of Wesley's milieu to build a framework for understanding his sermons, and that illumines the practical wisdom embodied in the content, form, and style of Wesley's preaching. John Wesley: A Preaching Life vividly portrays the centrality of Wesley's preaching to the religious revival that transformed eighteenth-century  England.

    ISBN/SKU: 
    9780687657568
    Publication Date: 
    2010-05-01

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