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Published on: 3/29/2018

Check out the free books that are available on these two lists. If you find any that you would like, let Barb know at barb.mann@iaumc.org and she will set them aside for you to pick up. No books will be mailed out. Thank you.
 

Evangelism, Spiritual Growth, Renewing Congregations, Etc. 

  • A Compendium of Swedenborg’s Theological Writings, Samuel M. Warren, 1875 
  • A Multisite Church Road Trip by Surratt, Ligon, Bird, 2009 
  • A Purpose under Heaven, a Novel and Study Guide and Resource by Derek V. Smith, 2008 
  • Achieving Success thru Social Capital: Trapping Hidden Resources Personal & Business Networks by Wayne Baker, 200 
  • Beginnings: An Introduction to Christian Faith by Andy Langford and Mark Ralls, 2003 (2 books) 
  • Beyond the Box by Bill Easum and Dave Travis, 2003 
  • Beyond the Broken Heart, A Journey through Grief by Julie Yarbrough, 2012 
  • Bless this Mind, Back to School Celebrations by Jerry R. Cole, 1999 
  • Blessings and Prayers for Women: A Devotional Companion, Concordia Publishing, 2004 
  • Changing Lenses: A New Focus for Crime & Justice by Howard Zehr, 1995 
  • Color Your World with Natural Church Development by Christian A. Schwarz, 2005 
  • Congregational Mega Trends by C. Jeff Woods, 1996 
  • Creating a Healthier Church: Family Systems Theory, Leadership & Congregational Life by Ronald W. Richardson, 1996 
  • Creating Life Balance, Easing Your Stress by Suzanne Bennett and Kathy Van Guilder, 1998 
  • Criminal Violence, Criminal Justice by Charles E. Silberman, 1978 
  • Dance of the Spirit: The 7 Steps of Women’s Spirituality by Maria Harris, 1989 
  • Dancing with Dinosaurs: Ministry in a Hostile & Hurting World by William Easum, 1993 (2 books) 
  • Destined for Salvation: God’s Promise to Save Everyone by Kalen Fristad, 2003 
  • Destined for Salvation: God’s Promise to Save Everyone Study Guide by Kalen Fristad (2 books), 2003 
  • Discover your Conflict Management Style by Speed B. Leas, 1997 
  • Does God Need the Church by Gerhard Lohfink, 1999 
  • Doing Life: Reflections of Men & Women Serving Life Sentences by Howard Zehr, 1996 
  • Emerging Worship: Creating Worship Gatherings for New Generations by Dan Kimball, 2004 
  • Evangelism after Christendom: the Theology and Practice of Christian Witness by Bryan Stone, 2007 
  • Evangelism in the Small Membership Church by Royal Speidel, 2007 
  • Extraordinary Relationships: A New Way of Thinking about Human Interactions by Roberta M. Gilbert, 1992 
  • Feeding the Flock: Restaurants & Churches you’d stand in Line for by Russell Chandler, 1998 
  • Financial Meltdown in the Mainline? by Loren B. Mead, 1998 
  • Find it Quick Handy Bible Encyclopedia, Ron Rhodes, 2003 
  • Five Challenges for the Once and Future Church by Loren B. Mead, 1996 
  • Focus: The Real Challenges that Face the UMC by Lovett H. Weems Jr., 2011 
  • Forty-four (44) Steps Up Off the Plateau by Lyle E. Schaller, 1993 
  • From Hope to Joy by Don E. Saliers, 1984 
  • Fugitive Faith: Interviews by Benjamin Webb, 1998 
  • Get Well! Stay Well! Prescription for a Financially Healthy Congregation by Wayne C. Barrett, 1997 
  • Grow Your Church from the Outside by George Barna, 1973 
  • Growing Plans: Strategies to Increase Your Church’s Membership by Lyle E. Schaller, 1983 
  • Growing Spiritual Redwoods by William M. Easum and Thomas G. Bandy, 1997 
  • Harry Denman: A Biography by Harold Rogers, 1977 
  • Healthy Disclosure: Solving Communication Quandaries by Kibbie Simmons Ruth & Karen A. McClintock, 2007 (3 books) 
  • Helping People Forgive by David W. Augsburger, 1996 
  • In Search of Excellence: Lessons from America’s Best Run Co.’s by Thomas J. Peters and Robert H. Waterman Jr., 1982 
  • Invading Secular Space: Strategies for Tomorrow’s Church by Martin Robinson and Dwight Smith, 2003 
  • John Wesley: Holiness of Heart and Life by Charles Yrigoyen Jr., 1996 
  • Just Walk Across the Room: Simple Steps Pointing People to Faith by Bill Hybels, 2006 
  • Kicking Habits: Welcome Relief for Addicted Churches by Thomas G. Bandy, 1997 (2 books) 
  • Last Rights: 13 Fatal Encounters with the State’s Justice by Joseph B. Ingle, 1990 
  • Leading the Congregation: Caring for Yourself While Serving the People by N. Shawchuck & R. Heuser, 1993 
  • Lean Ministry: Implementing Change in the 21st Century by Charles M. Duffert, 2011 
  • Let the Redeemed of the Lord Say So! Witnessing to Groups by H. Eddie Fox and George E. Morris, 1991 
  • Life Keys, Discovering Who You Are, Why You’re Here….. by Jane A.G. Kise, David Stark, Sandra Krebs Hirsh, 1996 
  • Lost in America: How you and your Church Can Impact the World Next Door by Tom Clegg & Warren Bird, 2001 
  • Management for your Church by Alvin J. Lindgren & Norman Shawchuck, 1977 
  • Money for your Campus Ministry, Church or Organization How to Get It by Tom Neufer Emswiler, 1981 
  • More than Numbers, The Way Churches Grow by Loren B. Mead, 1993 
  • Morph! The Texture of Leadership for Tomorrow’s Church by Ron Martoia, 2003 
  • Move: What 1000 Churches Reveal About Spiritual Growth by Greg Hawkins & Cally Parkinson, 2011 
  • Moving in the Spirit, Becoming a Contemplative in Action by Richard J. Hauser, S.J., 1986 
  • Moving Off the Map: A Field Guide to Changing the Congregation by Thomas G. Bandy, 1998 
  • Mustard-See Churches: Ministries in Small Churches by Robert B. Coote, 1990 
  • My Witness Journal by Dr. Robert Crandall, 1999 
  • Natural Church Development Implementation Guide by Christian A. Schwarz and Christoph Schalk, 1998 
  • Natural Church Development – A Guide to Eight Essential Qualities of Healthy Churches by Christian A. Schwarz and Christoph Schalk 
  • Network: The Right People In Right Places for Right Reasons Participant’s Guide by Bugbee, Cousins, Hybels; 1994 
  • Next Church.Now: Creating New Faith Communities by Craig Kennet Miller, 2003 
  • O for A Dozen Tongues to Sing: Music Ministry with Small Choirs by Deborah K. Cronin, 1996 
  • Old Testament Survey: The Message, Form, and Background of the O.T. by LaSor, Hubbard & Bush, 1985 
  • Passages of a Pastor, Coping with Yourself and God’s People by Cecil R. Paul, 1981 
  • Pastoring with Passion: Ministering Effectively with Heart and Hands by Dr. David Holt, 2010 
  • Path 1 Thanks You DVD 
  • Post Moderns: The Beliefs, Hopes & Fears of Young Americans by Craig Kennet Miller, 1996 
  • Principle-Centered Leadership by Stephen R. Covey, 1991 
  • Quantum Theology, Spiritual Implications of the New Physics by Diarmuid O’Murchu, 1997 
  • Reaching Out Without Dumbing Down: A Theology of Worship for Turn of Century Culture by Marva J. Dawn, 1995 
  • Real Followers: Beyond Virtual Christianity by Michael Slaughter, 1999 
  • Real Hope in Chicago: Incredible Story of how Gospel is Transforming Chicago by Wayne L. Gordon, 1995 
  • Recovering the Sacred Center: Church Renewal from the Inside Out by Howard E. Friend Jr., 1998 
  • Revitalizing Congregations: Refocusing & Healing through Transitions by William O. Avery, 2002 
  • Seducing America: Is Gambling a Good Bet? Rex M. Rogers, 1997 
  • Sermons in American History, Many Authors, 1971 
  • Sharing the Search: A Theology of Christian Hospitality by Thomas R. Hawkins, 1987 
  • Social Themes of the Christian Year: A Commentary on the Lectionary by Dieter T. Hessel, 1983 
  • Soul Mates: Honoring the Mysteries of Love and Relationship by Thomas Moore, 1994 
  • Strategies for Change by Lyle E. Schaller, 1993 
  • Surrounded by A Great Cloud of Witnesses by Marilyn R. Buchanan (4 books) 
  • Tactics: A Game Plan for Discussing your Christian Convictions, Gregory Koukl, 2009 
  • Telling Truth: The Foolishness of Preaching in a Real World, James Armstrong, 1977 
  • The 3 Colors of Community by Christian Schwarz, 2012 
  • The 3 Colors of Leadership by Christian Schwarz, 2012 
  • The 3 Colors of Love, Christian Schwarz, 2004 
  • The 3 Colors of Love: How to Implement in Your World by Adam Johnstone, 2008 
  • The 3 Colors of Ministry by Christian Schwarz, 2001 
  • The 3 Colors of Ministry: How to Implement in Your Church by Christop Schalk and Jon Haley, 2001 
  • The Battle for God by Karen Armstrong, 2000 
  • The Church Growth Handbook with Complete Ministry Audit, William M. Easum, 1990 
  • The Church of Irresistible Influence, Robert Lewis, 2001 
  • The Church on the Margins: Living Christian Community by Mary R. Sawyer, 2003 
  • The Deming Management Method by Mary Walton, 1986 
  • The Equipping Church: Serving Together to Transform Lives, Sue Mallory, 2001 
  • The God we can Know, Rob Fuquay, 2014 
  • The Gospel in Disney: Christian Values in the Early Animated Classics, Philip L. Anderson, 2004 
  • The Gospel of Good Success, Kirbyjon H. Caldwell, 1990 
  • The Heart of a Great Pastor: How to Grow Strong and Thrive Wherever God has Planted You, London & Wiseman, 1994 
  • The Hole In our Gospel: The Answer that Changed my Life, Richard Stearns, 2009 
  • The InterVentionist by Lyle E. Schaller, 1997 
  • The Journey Is Our Home: A History of the General COSROW by Carolyn H. Oehler, 1979 (4 books) 
  • The Language of Morals, R. M. Hare, 1952 
  • The Other Americans: How Immigrants Renew our Country, Economy & our Values by Joel Millman, 1997 
  • The Passion Driven Congregation by E. Carver McGriff and M. Kent Millard, 2003 
  • The Pastor’s Guide to Effective Ministry, Many Authors, 2002 
  • The Prophets by Abraham J. Heschel, 1962 (2 books) 
  • The Seat of the Soul by Gary Zukav, 1989 
  • The Silent Transformation: NCD Growth Forces, Christoph Schalk, 2006 (2 books) 
  • The Soul of the Congregation: An Invitation to Congregational Reflection by Thomas Edward Frank, 2000 
  • The Spirit of the Disciplines: Understanding How God Changes Lives, Dallas Willard, 1988 
  • The Web of Women’s Leadership: Recasting Congregational Ministry by Susan Willhauck and Jacqulyn Thorpe, 2001 
  • The Word Bible Handbook by Lawrence O. Richards, 1982 
  • TIME: Together in Ministry Everyday Planning Kit, Abingdon, 2008 
  • Tomorrow’s Church: A Community of Change by John H. Westerhoff, 1976 
  • Transforming Church Boards into Communities of Spiritual Leaders by Charles M. Olsen, 1995 
  • Transforming Congregations for the Future by Loren B. Mead, 1994 
  • Transforming Rituals by Roy M. Oswald, 1999 
  • Turn Around Strategies for the Small Church by Ron Crandall, 1995 
  • Unbinding Your Church: Pastor’s Guide, Martha Grace Reese, 2008 
  • Unbinding Your Heart: 40 Days of Prayer & Faith Sharing, Martha Grace Reese, 2008 
  • Unbinding Your Soul: Your Experiment in Prayer & Community, Martha Grace Reese, 2008 (2 books) 
  • Visual Leadership: The Church Leader as ImageSmith, Rob Weber, 2002 
  • Walking in the Same Direction: A New Way of Being Church by Jeanne Hinton, 1995 
  • We belong to the Land: A Story of a Palestinian Israeli who Lives for Peace & Reconciliation by Elias Chacour, 2001 
  • We’ve never done it Like This Before: 10 Creative Approaches to Same Old Church Tasks by C. Jeff Woods, 1994 
  • What Every Teacher needs to Know About series, the GBOD, 2002 
    • The Bible 
    • Christian Heritage 
    • Classroom Environment 
    • Curriculum 
    • Faith Language 
    • Living the Faith 
    • People 
    • Teaching 
    • Theology 
    • The United Methodist Church 
  • When Moses Meets Aaron: Staffing & Supvr. in Large Congregations, Gil Rendle and Susan Beaumont, 2007 
  • Winning on Purpose: How to Organize Congregations to Succeed in their Mission, John Edmund Kaiser, 2006 
  • Witness: Exploring and Sharing Your Christian Faith & My Witness Journal by Ronald K. Crandall, 2001 
  • Who is the Minister’s Wife? A Search for Personal Fulfillment by Charlotte Ross, 1980 

BIBLES: 

  • New Life Bible 
  • New Testament Common English Bible (one paperback & one leather bound) 
  • Old Testament (Leather Bound) 
  • The Learning Bible, Contemporary English Version 
  • The Simple Living NT with the Psalms, NRSV (leather bound) 
  • The Spiritual Formation Bible, NIV 
  • The Story of the Bible with Illustrations told in Simple Language, especially to the Young (very old Bible once belonging 
  • to Lillie McPherson) by Charles Foster 
  • Thompson Chain Reference Bible 

DICTIONARIES: 

  • The American Heritage College Dictionary, Third Edition, 1997 
  • The Interpreters Dictionary of the Bible A-Z, 1962 
  • Webster’s New World College Dictionary, Fourth Edition, 2006 

 

 Social Justice, Youth, Etc. 

  • 7 Simple Steps to Green your Church by Rebekah Simon-Peter 
  • 7 Steps to Transform Your Church by Bill Hull 
  • 10 Things I wish I had Known When I started in Youth Ministry by Revellyn Pletcher (2 books) 
  • 13th Gen – Abort, Retry, Ignore, Fail? 
  • A Field Guide to U.S. Congregations – Who’s Going Where and Why by Cynthia Woolever & Deborah Bruce 
  • A Guide to Prayer by Rueben P. Job & Norman Shawchuck 
  • A New Kind of Party Animal – How the Young are Refining “Politics as Usual” by Michelle Mitchell (2 books) 
  • A Walk with God for Graduates by Tim Gossett 
  • A Way Out of No Way – the Spiritual Memoirs of Andrew Young 
  • Acts of Faith-The Story of an American Muslim, the Struggle for Soul of a Generation by Eboo Patel 
  • After the Baby Boomers by Robert Wuthnow 
  • All That’s Holy (A Young Guy, An Old Car, and the Search for God in America) by Tom Levinson 
  • An African Response to Ruby Payne’s Poverty Theory by Dr. Jawanza Kunjufu 
  • Baby Boomer Spirituality by Craig Kennet Miller 
  • Bad Religion – How we Became a Nation of Heretics by Russ Douthat 
  • Becoming the People of God – Caring for God’s Earth by Richard Peck (2 books) 
  • Becoming the People of God – Living Faithfully as Friends & Family by Erick Alsgaard (2 books) 
  • Becoming the People of God – Walking Humbly, Doing Justice by Richard Peck (2 books) 
  • Becoming the People of God – Working Together, Sharing the Bounty by Wayne G. Reece 
  • Beliefs of a United Methodist Christian by Emerson Colaw 
  • Big Questions-Worthy Dreams – Mentoring Young Adults in their Search for Meaning, Purpose & Faith 
  • Black Feeling Black Talk Black Judgement poems by Nikke Giovanni 
  • Boomers, Xers, and Other Strangers – Focus on the Family by Dr. Rick & Kathy Hicks 
  • Bowling Alone: The Collapse and Revival of American Community by Robert D. Putnam 
  • Building Resistance in Children and Teens by Kenneth Ginsburg, M.D. 
  • Caught in the Middle: America’s Heartland in the Age of Globalism by Richard Longworth 
  • Changing Lenses – A New Focus for Crime and Justice by Howard Zehr 
  • Chaos or Community? Seeking Solutions, Not Scapegoats for Bad Economics by Holly Sklar 
  • Christianity for the Rest of Us – How the Neighborhood Church is Transforming the Faith by Diana Bass 
  • Christmas is Not Your Birthday by Mike Slaughter 
  • Church Leadership – Vision, Team, Culture and Integrity by Lovett Weems, Jr. 
  • Church Re-Imagined – The Spiritual formation of People in Communities of Faith by Doug Pagitt and The Solomon’s Porch Community 
  • Churches That Make a Difference by Ronald J. Sider, Philip Olson and Heidi Rolland Unruh 
  • Claiming All Things for God – Prayer, Discernment and Ritual Social Change by George D. McClain 
  • Confronting Systems on Violence – Memoirs of a Peace Activist by John M. Swomley 
  • Crossing by Faith – Sermons on the Journey from Youth to Adulthood by David Bartlett, Claudia Highbaugh & Stephen Butler Murray 
  • Dear Church – Letters from a Disillusioned Generation by Sarah Cunningham 
  • Disciplines – Book of Daily Devotions 2009 – The Upper Room 
  • Disciplines – Book of Daily Devotions 2012 – the Upper Room 
  • Disciplines – Book of Daily Devotions 2013 – The Upper Room 
  • Ducking Spears, Dancing Madly – A Biblical Model of Church Leadership by Lewis A. Parks 
  • Emerging Churches, Creating Christian Community in Postmodern Cultures by Eddie Gibbs & Ryan Bolger 
  • Empowered Leaders by Hans Finzel 
  • Ending Hunger Now by George McGovern, Bob Dole & Donald Messer 
  • Evangelism After Christendom – The Theology & Practice of Christian Witness by Bryan Stone 
  • Faith Forming Junior High Ministry – Beyond Pizza 101 by Drew Dyson 
  • Family: Drawing the Circle Wide by J. Ann Craig & Linda S. Elmiger 
  • Finding My Way – A Teen’s Guide to Living with a Parent Who Has Experienced Trauma by Michelle Sherman, Ph.D. 
  • Finishing the Journey – Questions & Answers from United Methodist of Conviction by Walter Wink 
  • Five Practices of Fruitful Congregations by Robert Schnase (3 books) 
  • From Wasteland to Promised Land by Robert W. Andelson & James W. Dawsey 
  • Gambling in America – A Growth Industry by Bertha Davis 
  • Generations – the History of America’s Future, 1584 to 2069 by William Strauss & Neil Howe 
  • Global Squeeze – the Coming Crisis for Fist-World Nations by Richard Longworth 
  • Googling God by Mike Hayes 
  • Green Church – Reduce, Reuse, Recycle, Rejoice by Rebekah Simon-Peter 
  • Handbook of United Methodist-Related Schools, Colleges, Universities & Theological Schools 
  • Healthy Disclosure – Solving Communication Quandaries in Congregations by Speed Leas (2 books) 
  • Helping Children Grieve & Grow by Donna O’Toole 
  • Hit the Bullseye – How Denominations Can Aim the Congregation at the Mission Field by Paul Borden 
  • Hot Topics – Everything you Ever Wanted to Know About the Fifty Major Controversies Everyone Pretends to Know All About by Daniel Starer 
  • How (Not) to Speak to God by Peter Rollins 
  • Humanity Comes of Age – The New Context for Ministry with The Elderly by Susanne and James Paul 
  • Hunger for Justice-The Politics of Food and Faith by Jack A. Nelson 
  • Initiatives for Mission 1980- 2002 by Charles E. Cole 
  • Intuitive Leadership by Tim Keel 
  • It Takes A Nation – How Strangers Became Family in the Wake of Hurricane Katrina by Laura Dawn 
  • Jesus and the Hope of the Poor by Luise Schottroff & Wolfgang Stegemann 
  • Jesus Wants to Save Christmas – A Manifesto for The Church in Exile by Rob Bell & Don Golden 
  • John Wesley – Holiness of Heart and Life by Charles Yrigoyen, Jr. 
  • John Wesley’s Message Today by Lovett H. Weems, Jr. 
  • Just Hospitality – God’s Welcome in a World of Difference by Letty M. Russell 
  • Justice in Everyday Life – A Look at the Social Principles of the United Methodist Church by Neal Christie 
  • Justice Seekers Peace Makers – 32 Portraits in Courage by Michael True 
  • Letters to a Young Evangelical by Tony Campolo 
  • Life in All Its Fullness-The Word of God and Human Rights by National Council of Churches of Christ 
  • Listening for God by Paula Carlson & Peter Hawkins 
  • Loving God, Loving Neighbor – Ministry with Searching Youth by Sondra Higgins Matthael 
  • Making Ends Meet – How Single Mothers Survive Welfare & Low-Wage Work by Kathryn Edin & Laura Lein 
  • Making God Real for a New Generation – Ministry for Millennials Born from 1982 to 1999 
  • Middle Church – Reclaiming the Moral Values of the Faithful Majority from the Religious Right by Bob Edgar 
  • Ministries of the Lord’s Presence by Carol Luebering 
  • Missional Church – A Vision for Sending of the Church in North America by Darrell L. Guder 
  • Missonary Conquest – The Gospel and Native American Cultural Genocide 
  • My House – Poems by Nikki Giovanni 
  • My Space to Sacred Space-God for a New Generation by Christian and Amy Piatt 
  • Nickel and Dimed – On (Not) Getting by in America by Barbara Ehrenreich 
  • No One Is Above the Law – The Story of Southern Iowa’s Federal Court by George Mills & R.W. Peterson 
  • One – A True Story of Politics, Prayer & The Power of One by Paul Clere. 
  • Open Secrets – A Spiritual Journey Through a Country Church by Richard Lischer 
  • Open the Doors by Reginald and Barbara Olson 
  • Parish Editorials Volume I and Volume II by Merlin Ackerson 
  • Partners in the Mighty Works of God – A Manual for Non-Hispanic Churches in Ministry with Hispanics by Jo & Russ Harris 
  • Peacemaking: The Believers’ Calling – United Presbyterian Church 
  • Polity, Practice and the Mission of the United Methodist Church by Thomas Edward Frank 
  • Practicing Passion – Youth & The Quest for a Passionate Church by Kendra Creasy Dean 
  • Praying Our Stories – Reflections for Youth Ministers by Daniel Ponsetto 
  • Purpose Driven Youth Ministry by Doug Fields 
  • Quarterlife Crisis by Alexandra Robbins & Abby Wilner 
  • Reframing Hope – Vital Ministry in a New Generation by Carol Howard Merritt 
  • Religion on Campus-What Religion Really Means to Today’s Undergraduates by Conrad Cherry 
  • Restorative Justice-A Bestselling Book by One of the Founders of the Movement by Howard Zehr (2 books) 
  • Reverse Mentoring – How Young Leaders Can Transform the Church & Why We Should Let Them by Earl Creps 
  • Reviving Ophelia – Saving the Selves of Adolescent Girls by Mary Pipher, Ph.D. 
  • Roadmap Renewal – Rediscovering the Church’s Mission by Douglas Ruffle 
  • Sabbath – Restoring the Sacred Rhythm of Rest by Wayne Muller 
  • Sacred Bridges – Making Lasting Connections Between Older Youth and the Church by Mike Ratliff (2 books) 
  • Sage Advice – Stories from Seasoned Youth Workers by Scott Gillenwaters 
  • Seducing America – Is Gambling a Good Bet? By Rex M. Rogers (4 books) 
  • Shalom Papers – A Journey of Theology and Public Policy – Visions for Christian Witness in a new Millennium by Churches’ Center for Theology Volume II, No. 1 and No. 2 
  • Silver Rights – The Store of the Carter Family’s brave decision to send their children to an all-white school and claim their Civil Rights. By Constance Curry (2 books) 
  • Simplify your Life by Elaine St. James 
  • Small Miracles – Extraordinary Coincidences from Everyday Life by Yitte Halberstam & Judith Leventhal 
  • Somebodyness – Harvard Destinations in Religion by Garth Baker-Fletcher 
  • Soul – God, Self and the New Cosmology by Angela Tilby 
  • Soul Salsa – 17 Surprising Steps for Godly Living in the 21st Century 
  • Soul Searching – The Religious and Spiritual Lives of American Teenagers by Christian Smith 
  • Soul Types – Finding the Spiritual Path That is right For You by Sandra Krebs Hirsh & Jane A.G. Krise 
  • South Africa’s Moment of Truth by Edgar Lockwood 
  • Stages of Faith – The Psychology of Human Development & The Quest for Meaning by James W. Fowler 
  • Starting Right – Thinking Theologically about Youth Ministry by Kenda Creasy Dean, Chap Clark 
  • Stealing Jesus – How Fundamentalism Betrays Christianity by Bruce Bawer 
  • Street Saints – Renewing America’s Cities by Barbara J. Elliott 
  • Strength to Love by Martin Luther King, Jr. 
  • Synchronicity – The Inner Path of Leadership by Joseph Jaworski 
  • The Black Christ by Kelly Brown Douglas 
  • The Book of Uncommon Prayer – Contemplative & Celebratory Prayers & Worship Services for Youth Ministry by Steven L. Case 
  • The Church of All Ages-Generations Worshipping Together by Howard Vanderwell 
  • The Cost of Discipleship by Dietrich Bonhoeffer (2 books) 
  • The Crisis of the Younger Clergy by Lovett Weems, Jr & Ana Michel (3 Books) 
  • The Developing Christian by Peter Feldmeier 
  • The Emerging Church by Dan Kimball 
  • The Fidelity of Betrayal Towards a Church Beyond Belief by Peter Rollins 
  • The Fourth Turning – What the Cycles of History Tell Us About America’s Next Rendezvous with Destiny by William Strauss and Neil Howe 
  • The God – Hungry Imagination – The Art of Storytelling for Postmodern Youth Ministry by Sarah Arthur 
  • The Godbearing Life – The Art of Soul Tending for Youth Ministry by Kenda Creasy Dean & Ron Foster 
  • The Great Emergence-How Christianity Is Changing and Why by Phyllis Tickle 
  • The History of Mission of the Evangelical United Brethren Church 1946-1968 “On the Journey Home” by J. Steven O’Malley 
  • The History of Mission of the Methodist Church 1939 – 1968 “Mirror and Beacon” by Linda Gesling 
  • The History of Mission of the Methodist Episcopal Church, South 1845 –1939 “Five Dollars and Myself” by Robert Sledge 
  • The History of Mission of the Methodist Protestant Church 1830-1939 “The Missionary Spirit by Ruth Daugherty 
  • The History of Mission of the United Methodist Church 1968-2000 “From Missions to Mission” by Robert Harman 
  • The Irresistible Revolution – Living as an Ordinary Radical by Shane Claiborne 
  • The Jesus Prescription for a Healthy Life by Leonard Sweet 
  • The Little Book of Restorative Justice by Howard Zehr (3 books) 
  • The Mystic Way of Evangelism, A Contemplative Vision for Christian Outreach by Elaine A. Heath 
  • The New Christians by Tony Jones 
  • The Prayer That Jesus Taught Us by Michael H. Crosby 
  • The Responsible Christian by Victor Obenhaus 
  • The Second Family – How Adolescent Power is Challenging the American Family by Dr. Ron Taffle 
  • The Secret Message of Jesus by Brian McLaren 
  • The State of Children in America’s Union 2002 Action Guide to Leave No Child Behind by Children’s Defense Fund (2) 
  • The Story of Politics, Prayer and the Power of One by Karla Drenner 
  • The Structure of Prison Release – An Extended Case Study of Prison Release, Work Release and Parole by 
  • Stephen C. Richards 
  • The Sunday After Tuesday – College Pulpits Respond to 9/11 by William Willimon 
  • The World According to Y – Inside the New Adult Generation by Rebecca Huntley 
  • Theology Today (April 1997) 
  • Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe 
  • This Day – A Wesleyan Way of Prayer by Laurence Hill Stookey 
  • This Way to Youth Ministry by Duffy Robbins (2 books) 
  • Three Simple Questions – Knowing the God of Love, Hope and Purpose by Rueben P. Job 
  • Three Simple Rules – The Wesleyan Way of Living by Rueben P. Job (2 books) 
  • Thus Far in the Way – Toward a Theology of Child Advocacy by Eileen W. Lindner 
  • Tribal Church-Ministering to the Missing Generation by Carol Howard Merritt (2 books) 
  • Un-Christian – What a New Generation Really Thinks About Christianity and Why It Matters by David Kinnaman 
  • United Methodism @ Risk – A Wake-Up Call by Leon Howell (2 books) 
  • United Methodist Youth Handbook by Michael Selleck (2 books) 
  • Velvet Elvis – Repainting the Christian Faith by Rob Bell 
  • Virtual Faith – An Irreverent Spiritual Quest of Generation X by Tom Beaudoin 
  • Way to Live – Christian Practices for Teens by Dorothy Bass and Don Richter 
  • What Every Church Member Should know About Poverty by Bill Ehlig & Ruby Payne, Ph,D. 
  • What Every Teacher Needs to Know About – The Complete Set 
  • What on Earth?! – Making Personal Decisions on Controversial Issues by Harvey Seifert (2 books) 
  • What You Need to Know and Do to Truly Leave No Child Behind by Children’s Defense Fund Council 
  • When Generations Collide – Who Are They, Why They Clash, How to Solve the Generational Puzzle at Work by Lynne Lancaster & David Stillman 
  • When Good People Quarrel – Studies of Conflict Resolution by Robert S. Kreider & Rachel Gossenn 
  • When Moses Meets Aaron – Staffing & Supervision in Large Congregations by Gil Rendle & Susan Beaumont (2 books) 
  • Where Women Stand – Report on the Status of Women in 140 Countries 1007-1998 by Naomi Neft & Ann Levine 
  • Why Christianity Must Change or Die – A Bishop Speaks to Believers in Exile by John Shelby Spong 
  • With God in The Crucible-Preaching Costly Discipleship by Peter Storey 
  • With Heart and Mind and Soul by Helen Neinast & Thomas C. Ettinger 
  • Women in Leadership: Three Portraits by Donald Dunn (2 books) 
  • Words Around the Table by Gail Ramshaw 
  • X Saves the World – How Generation X Got the Shaft but Can Still Keep Everything from Sucking by Jeff Gordineer 
  • You Lost Me-Why Young Christians are Leaving Church & Rethinking Faith by David Kinnaman (2 books) 
  • Young Adult Ministry by Terry Hershey 
  • Your Calling as a Leader by Gary Straub & Judy Turner 
  • Youth Ministry Handbook by Edward A. Trimmer 
  • Youth Ministry in A Technological Age by Peggy Kendall, Claire Smith, Tim Keel, Ryan Langeland 
  • Youth Ministry Management Tools by Ginny Olson, Diane Elliot & Mike Work 
  • Zapp! The Lightning of Empowerment by William Byham, Ph.D. 
DVD’s: 
  • Kingdom Assignment Celebration 
  • Mental Illness & Families of Faith 
  • Poverty Summit – Iowa Conference Center – Bishop Greg Palmer 
  • Rethink Afghanistan 
  • Solitary Confinement – Torture in your Backyard - A Study for People of Faith 
  • Waging A Living – Working Overtime in Pursuit of the Elusive American Dream 
  • VHS: Now is the Time! Ministry with the Millennial General