Six New Things

Check six ministry resources in this weekly post.

Building Faith features David B. Batchelder’s Pathways to the Waters of Grace:  A Guide for a Church’s Ministry with Parents Seeking Baptism for Their Children (Wipf and Stock), a practical guide for preparation.

In Right Here Right Now (Abingdon), Amy G. Oden explores the practice of Christian mindfulness and its roots in ancient Christian practices.  A group study guide is included.

Illustrated Children’s Ministry posts five questions for kids this summer and a conversation about coloring with seniors.  Coming in August:  postcards, stickers, and a Reformation 500 poster.

Will Willimon’s Lectionary Sermon Resource:  Year B Part 1 (Abingdon) follows the format of his Pulpit Resource.

Calling All Years Good (Eerdmans), ed. Kathleen A. Cahalan and Bonnie J. Miller-McLemore, brings a lifelong perspective to our understanding of Christian vocation.  Faith & Leadership provides an excerpt.

Josh Larsen, co-host of NPR’s Filmspotting, brings together theological reflection and film criticism in Movies are Prayers:  How Films Voice Our Deepest Longings (IVP).  The book has an index of movies by type of prayer.

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