Check six ministry resources in this weekly post.
In Crafting Gratitude (Viva), Maggie Oman Shannon presents forty projects to make thanksgiving a spiritual practice in daily life. Shannon is the author of Crafting Calm: Projects and Practices for Creativity and Contemplation (Viva, 2013).
Brian D. McLaren’s Seeking Aliveness: Daily Reflections on a New Way to Experience and Practice the Christian Faith (FaithWords) is a 52-week devotional based his multiuse We Make the Road by Walking (Jericho, 2014). Seeking Aliveness is also a four-session video curriculum from The Work of the People. McLaren offers podcasts on the Bible in MP3 format.
Exploring several mainline congregations, a second edition of Strength for the Journey (Church) by Diana Butler Bass includes a foreword by Carol Howard Merritt and a new introduction and afterword by Bass. Hear her on The Distillery and The Bible for Normal People. Grateful (HarperOne) will appear in April.
Susan Craig and Doug Dunlop of The Small Church Story Project share stories of vital faith communities on CPR Live.
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