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.
Go into the City: Sermons for a Strenuous Age
John Compton Leffler
Forty sermons written by Dean Emeritus of St. Mark's Cathedral, Seattle, ranging over the spectrum of life's concerns and exhorting the reader to action so that the Kingdom of God is more clearly manifest.
Holy Rover: Journeys in Search of Mystery, Miracles, and God
Travel writer and spiritual guide, Erickson describes her own spiritual quest through many traditions and many pilgrimages including to Walden Pond, Lourdes, Israel, Kentucky, Peru, South Dakota and Iona.
Journey Toward Home: Soul Travel from Advent to Lent
Kristin Carroccino and Christine Sine
Mustard Seed Associates
Days from Advent to Lent are illuminated in a collection of reflections and visual images from a variety of people in order to deepen understanding and appreciation of these days. Useful information for use with children, youth and adults.
Learning to Dance
Darton, Longman, and Todd, Ltd
Based on the theme of the dance, the author considers both faith ("The dance of forgiveness" and other chapters") and science ("The dance of DNA'). Some pages have age discoloration
New Parish: How Neighborhood Churches are Transforming Mission, Discipleship and Community
Paul Sparks, Tim Soerens and Dwight J. Friesen
Looking at the future of the Church, the authors consider dislocation, stability, finding worship beyond the gathering, Presence, and more. A list of resources for further reading is included. Church growth and renewal.
Owl Sight: Evidence-based Discernment and the Promise of Organizational Intelligence for Ministry
J. Russell Crabtree
Congregational development, using organizational theory. which he describes and explains as Organizational Intelligence. Church growth and renewal.
Reading Your Life’s Story: An Invitation to Spiritual Mentoring
Keith R. Anderson
This book on sacred companionship offers a vision of using reflective listening to another in a mentoring relationship. Anderson is the retired president of the Seattle School of Ministry and Theology.
So Far From Home: Lost and Found in Our Brave New World.
Margaret J. Wheatley
Berrett-Koehler Publishers, Inc
Wheatley looks at the world as it is and as we are, and offers maps of how it might be if we give up greed, the desire to control and consume, and fear.
Reclaiming Christianity: A Practical Model for Spiritual Growth and Evangelism
Claude E. Payne
Payne's vision for the church is to look outward, into the world,. He calls us to embrace a faith that is dynamic, life-giving, mission-minded. Church growth and renewal.
Part of the popular "Transformations" series, Gortner explores how congregations grow and become healthy communities focused on mission. What does evangelism mean in a multicultural and multifaith society?