From time to time people give books to the Resource Center. We gratefully add some, but often we already own the title and seldom have the space or need for multiple copies. Also, we attempt to keep the latest edition of titles in our collection, so replaced editions will be available. We’d love to share with others in the diocese for congregational libraries and ministries, or for an individual’s own study or pleasure
Unless noted otherwise, books are in excellent or good condition.
We will not offer books with loose binding, significant underlining or highlighting.
Older books often have page discoloration and that will be noted in the comments.
Cover images are from amazon.com and checking with that site, Goodreads, or other online sites will provide more information about the title and author(s).
Unclaimed books will remain available for three months, and after that time will be automatically removed. If you would like any of these titles, please contact the Resource Center and your choice(s) will be mailed to you if they are still available.
Signed, sealed, delivered : theologies of confirmation for the 21st century
Sharon Ely Pearson, with James Mathew, Ruth Meyers, Prince G. Singh, and others
History of confirmation, varying theologies, how and when different practices emerged, and the ongoing need for growth in Christian faith and community, as well as comments on current practice. Includes a study guide for individuals and groups. Slight water damage on page edges.
Faith forming faith : bringing new Christians to baptism and beyond
Paul E. Hoffman
Phinney Ridge Lutheran Church engages in a year long faith mentoring program called The Way, sometimes known as the Catechumenate. This Way leads to baptism, to initiation and does not end at the font. Appendix 2, "Ideas, questions, and reflections for getting started with the Catechumenate in your parish", is particularly useful.
Two spirits, one heart : a mother, her transgender son, and their journey to love and acceptance
Marsha Aizumi, educator and activist, tells of parenting a young woman who first came out as a lesbian, and then transitioned to male. Their journey speaks of love, humanity and acceptance.
Ripe fields : the promise and challenge of Latino ministry
Pointing out that "Latino ministry in American churches is still largely in the hands of non-Latino clergy and laity", Oliver writes for Anglo leaders who are facing these challenges in mission and evangelism. Although written for a specific audience, it would aid understanding by all readers. Includes a chapter on "Resources for Latino Ministry."
Ancient-future disciples : meeting Jesus in mission-shaped ministries
Religion journalist and commentator, Garrison talks with worshipers in a variety of emerging churches across the US. Who is joining these communities, what do they seek? How are these varied forms of church "distinctly Anglican'? Included is a chapter on Church of the Apostles in Seattle, and a brief profile of Bishop Rickel
Live like you give a damn!
Sine sees a new generation creating community and forecasts the shape of the future, considering the moral and ethical aspects of entrepreneurship, creative ability in business and the future of the church in the world. Introduction by Walter Brueggemann.
World behind the world : living at the ends of time
A look at the issues of our world through a mythological lens, a re-imagination of culture and a exploration of what it means to live in uncertain times. Reviews speak of Meade as a master story-teller, looking at this world and the otherworld. He says, "Our job isn't to comprehend everything, but to learn which story we are in."
Developing the leader within you
John C. Maxwell
Thomas Nelson Publishers
Examines the differences between leadership styles, and looks at the qualities that raise a manager to the leader level. There is a newer edition of this book in publication.
Shepherd : a novel
Joseph F. Girzone
Macmillan Publishing Company
They'd called a new bishop who was a man of tradition, not reform, but when he met Joshua at his consecration he initiated radical changes to reclaim understanding of the universal truths of God's love.