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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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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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

 

 

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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.
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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.

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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.

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9780687046140
Publication Date: 
2003-10-01
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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

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9780687052967
Publication Date: 
2002-05-01
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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.
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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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    Living as United Methodist Christians: Our Story, Our Beliefs, Our Lives

    Living as United Methodist Christians: Our Story, Our Beliefs, Our Lives
    $10.99

    Pastors Andy and Sally Langford take a unique approach in this six-session study by looking at how United Methodists claim and live their faith as individuals and as a denomination.

    Through the study, you will gain insight into The United Methodist Church, its beliefs and faith practices.  

    Living as United Methodist Christians is ideal for small groups, new member classes, and disciple training classes and includes:  

    • An introduction that sets the stage for exploring the belief and practices of United Methodist Christians
    • Six chapters that will help learners hear and claim for themselves the Christian story, particular emphases and beliefs of United Methodists, and ways to live as a United Methodist Christian
    • Leader and learner helps such as reflection questions placed near main text material to which they refer. These helps will stimulate discussion about the reflections or insights participants gain from the material  
    ISBN/SKU: 
    9781426711930
    Publication Date: 
    2011-03-01

    Living Our Beliefs: The United Methodist Way

    Living Our Beliefs: The United Methodist Way
    $13.00
    Explore a basic explanation of the beliefs and practices of The United Methodist Church as defined in Part
    II of The Book of Discipline. Uncover a deeper understanding and experience of Christian faith as you
    embrace the United Methodist way.
    ISBN/SKU: 
    9780881775716
    Publication Date: 
    2009-10-01
    Author: 
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    Living with the Lectionary: Preaching Through the Revised Common Lectionary

    Living with the Lectionary: Preaching Through the Revised Common Lectionary
    $17.00

    Eugene L. Lowry explains the rationale behind the 1992 lectionary revision; examines specific Biblical texts; shows how to overcome the obstacles of lectionary preaching; and analyzes the claims of text, situation, sermon form, and gospel upon the preacher.

    Lowry is also the author of Doing Time in the Pulpit and How to Preach a Parable.

     

    ISBN/SKU: 
    9780687179213
    Publication Date: 
    1992-08-01

    Major United Methodis Beliefs

    Major United Methodis Beliefs
    $6.50
    Expresses in simple language what the people of this denomination believe and how they interpret the ageless affirmation of the Bible. Includes study guide, 8 sessions.
    ISBN/SKU: 
    9780687082124
    Publication Date: 
    1998-11-01
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    Making Disciples

    Making Disciples
    $20.00

    How is it that we come to know ourselves as Christians? What were the elements of John Wesley's work that contributed to spiritual formation for a Christian life, and how did these elements interrelate? Focusing on matters of formation and transformation in faith, Sondra Matthaei answers such questions in light of early Methodist practices of formation. Through research and dialogue with Wesleyan scholarship and constructive proposals related to the life of the church, this insightful study encourages faithful and imaginative approaches to spiritual formation in churches today.

    The focus of this book is on matters of formation and transformation in faith. The book answers the question "How do we come to know ourselves as Christian?" and analyzes this question in light of early Methodist practices of formation and an ecology of education within the Methodist movement. The reader will come to understand John Wesley's idea of character formation and moral transformation. The reader will understand how Christian and vocation are shaped through spiritual formation and will understand the role of structures and relationships (family, school, church, etc.) in spiritual formation.

    ISBN/SKU: 
    9780687024759
    Publication Date: 
    2000-11-01
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    Meet the Methodists Revised

    Meet the Methodists Revised
    $7.99
    8 sessions. A concise look at United Methodist history and doctrine. Includes study guide
    ISBN/SKU: 
    9780687082322
    Publication Date: 
    1998-09-01
    Author: 
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    Questions and Answers about th

    Questions and Answers about th
    $3.50
    This book is a useful guide that answers the most frequently asked questions about the beliefs, practices, and history of The United Methodist Church. The information is brief, and is presented in an easy question-and-answer format. It is great for those new to the United Methodist Church.
    ISBN/SKU: 
    9780687016709
    Publication Date: 
    1995-05-01

    Scripture Way of Salvation

    Scripture Way of Salvation
    $25.50
    Taking its title from one of John Wesley's most important sermons, The Scripture Way of Salvation explores the soteriological content of Wesley's entire literary corpus (sermons, letters, theological treatises, journals, and the notes on the Old and New Testaments). Fundamentally a doctrinal study, it is historically sensitive to the subtle shifts and nuances of Wesley's continuing reflections about the processes of salvation and the nature of Christian life. Collins provides a clear discussion of Wesley's emerging views about the development and maturation of Christian life, and in so doing highlights the essential structure that undergirds and provides the framework for Wesley's way of thinking about the processes of salvation.
    ISBN/SKU: 
    9780687009626
    Publication Date: 
    1997-07-01
    Author: 
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    Sermons of John Wesley: A Collection for the Christian Journey

    Sermons of John Wesley: A Collection for the Christian Journey
    $49.99
    A new and engaging collection of sermons that embraces the historic 44 sermons that John Wesley approved, plus the 8 more of the North American collection (52 sermons) and to this is added 8 sermons, carefully chosen, to fill things out for contemporary interests resulting in a grand total of sixty sermons. Each sermon (which employs the text from the Bicentennial edition of Wesley's works) is preceded by a brief introduction and an outline. The sermons are arranged in accordance with the order of salvation displayed in the key sermon, "The Scripture Way of Salvation," from creation to the fall through justification and every step along the way culminating in the new creation. The purpose of this collection is to foster vital Christian formation for all of its readers.
    ISBN/SKU: 
    9781426742316
    Publication Date: 
    2013-08-20

    Susanna Wesley

    Susanna Wesley
    $16.00
    The fascinating story of Susanna Wesley, carefully documented, reveals an intelligent, strong-willed woman who suffered much in a male-dominated world but who prepared her children well.
    ISBN/SKU: 
    9780801030185
    Publication Date: 
    1993-02-01

    Three Simple Questions: Knowing the God of Love, Hope and Purpose

    Three Simple Questions: Knowing the God of Love, Hope and Purpose
    $5.99
    Rueben P. Job, author of Three Simple Rules, brings us a new insight on how to live a Christ-like life and explores the three most basic and profound questions at the center of our faith―questions that all major religions try to answer and around which there seems to be much confusion:

    Who is God?
    Who am I?
    Who are we together?

    In three brief and engaging chapters, readers will explore these questions and gain new understanding of the answers:

    Know that God is greater than you can imagine
    Believe that you are God's beloved child
    Be the love of Christ in the world

    They will also discover the greatness and goodness of God, the value of every beloved child of God, and the impact we can have in the world when we live as Jesus lived.

    Each chapter concludes with a simple spiritual practice to help readers remember and respond to what they have read, followed by a prayer.

    Now it is time for you to know, believe and become the answers.

    In its first paragraphs, Three Simple Questions triggered my hunger for hope. I hung on each word thereafter. By the time I finished my reading, I was filled to overflowing. I was drawn deeper by the notion of a God too small. Prayer as the place where we receive our identity was profound. I cheered with the truth that God loves all. I was intrigued by the imagery of my being a “holy chalice.” The three daily practices are refreshing and engaging. In short, the read filled me with grace. ―Bishop Sharon Brown Christopher
    ISBN/SKU: 
    9781426741548
    Publication Date: 
    2011-11-01

    United Methodist Beliefs

    United Methodist Beliefs
    $13.00

    This brief introduction spells out the major beliefs of the United Methodist Church in a clear, nontechnical style. William Willimon, the beloved United Methodist author, preacher, teacher, and bishop, discusses the great theological themes that United Methodists share in common with all Christians as well as the particular accents and emphases that characterize United Methodist understandings of Christian doctrines. In his engaging style, Willimon opens the door for further study, challenging the reader to move toward a continuing reflection on their faith. This guide will be of great value to those who are beginning their study of United Methodist beliefs as well as those who have long been in the church and want a helpful way to refresh their understandings of the distinctiveness of United Methodist doctrine.

    ISBN/SKU: 
    9780664230401
    Publication Date: 
    2007-04-19

    Way of Life in the World

    Way of Life in the World
    $13.00

    "What does it mean to be a United Methodist?" The answer to this question, says Kenneth H. Carter, Jr., is to live a particular way of life and follow a particular form of discipleship. The distinctive aspects of that way of discipleship are contained in what has recently come to be known as "the practices." Christian practices are things done together, over time, in response to God's grace. They constitute an extended argument against some harmful alternative in the culture; they address and define a fundamental human need; they come to focus in worship; and they add up to a way of life. Carter contends that there are 6 essential practices in the United Methodist tradition: (1) searching the scriptures, (2) generosity with the poor, (3) testimony, (4) singing, (5) Holy Communion, and (6) Christian conferencing.

    Written primarily for those who lead in United Methodist congregations, this book will give the reader not only an understanding of what the central United Methodist practices are, but also how they can be taught. Being formed in and by these practices does not happen overnight; it happens across a lifetime of observing the practices in others and trying them out oneself. Neglecting the Christian practices--failing to attend to them--can mean a life devoid of much of the purpose and power that life in the Spirit can hold.

    ISBN/SKU: 
    9780687022465
    Publication Date: 
    2004-05-01

    We Are United Methodists - Rev

    We Are United Methodists - Rev
    $11.00
    8 sessions. This study helps adults understand better the goals and beliefs of the United Methodist Church. This study book includes leader helps, ideal for classes that prefer shared leadership.
    ISBN/SKU: 
    9780687082223
    Publication Date: 
    1998-07-01
    Author: 
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    Wesley and the Quadrilateral

    Wesley and the Quadrilateral
    $22.99
    According to The Book of Discipline, Wesley believed that the "living core of the Christian faith" is revealed in Scripture, illumined by tradition, "vivified" by personal experience, and confirmed by reason. The thesis of Wesley and the Quadrilateral is that the Church needs serious conversation about reappropriating the Quadrilateral in a manner that is consistent with historical Methodist identity (beginning with Wesley), a conversation that takes the church's past identity with the utmost seriousness while recognizing present and future cultural trends.
    ISBN/SKU: 
    9780687060559
    Publication Date: 
    1997-09-01
    Author: 
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