Six New Things

Check six ministry resources in this weekly post.

Advent Conspiracy (Zondervan) by Rick McKinley, Chris Seay, and Greg Holder has been revised and updated.  Companion resources include a four-part video series, weekly devotional, activities for children, and more.

Illustrated Children’s Ministry offers “I Will Give Thanks” Coloring Pages for kids and adults.  Traci Smith presents gratitude prompts.  Accompanied by a discussion/prayer practice guide, Grateful is a six-session video-based curriculum with Diana Butler Bass from The Work of the People.

In Why Religion?  A Personal Story (HarperCollins), Elaine Pagels reflects on loss, healing, and faith.  Pagels writes in The New Yorker; Fresh Air, New York Magazine, and Religion News Service post interviews.

Preaching from the Margins is the focus of the current issue of Circuit Rider.  Ingenuity (Abingdon) by Lisa L. Thompson introduces a theology and practice of preaching that emerges from the faith and wisdom of black women.

Paul and his Friends (Paraclete) is a child’s first book about the apostles by Rebekah McLeod Hutto, author of The Day When God Made Church (Paraclete, 2016).

Hope and Other Superpowers (Simon & Schuster) by John Pavlovitz is a spirited call to action.  Author of A Bigger Table:  Building Messy, Authentic, and Spiritual Community (WJKP, 2017), Pavlovitz blogs at Stuff That Needs To Be Said.

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