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.
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.
Another book in the "Transformations" series, this one dealing with congregations, dealing with congregational health and transformation.
Building faith brick by brick : an imaginative way to explore the Bible with chidlren.
Emily Slichter Given
Morehouse Education Resources
Using LEGO bricks, these lessons for Sunday School, midweek classes, VBS and , even cross-generational gatherings provide a setting for theological reflection. 30 Old Testament and 24 New Testament lesson plans are included.
Meltdown : why our systems fail and what we can do about it
Chris Clearfield and Andras Tilcsik
The book jacket claims, "By understanding what lies behind ... failures, we can design better systems, make our teams more productive, and transform how we make decisions at work and at home." Social science, and illustrated with stories, some familiar and some not.
Generous community : being the Church in a new missionary age
C. Andrew Doyle
Leadership of church bodies, local and national, are invited to look at the times in which we live, and how we can act effectively now and in the future. Church renewal in what he sees as a new missionary age. Discussion questions, spiritual exercises and suggested reading follow each chapter.
Becoming like a child : the curiosity of maturity beyond the norm
Jerome W. Berryman
A "sustained reflection" on Jesus' invitation to children, Berryman regards the saying through cal literal, figurative, mystical and ethical lenses, looking at faith formation using psychology, theology, history and story. Includes his extensive bibliography.
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.
Vows book Anglican teaching on the vows of obedience, poverty and chastity
Vest Pocket Publications
Brother Clark Berge, member of the Society of St. Francis and an Episocpal priest, gives an honest look at what it means to live in a religious community. Written in long, thin columns.
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.