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 Church & Ministry: Theory & Resources

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Reviews of good Christian books about:- Church & Ministry: Theory & Resources
For Information and Handbooks useful to all denominations unless specifically stated.
Help with preaching, intercessions, all-age worship, music etc.

Church Linen, Vestments And Textiles

- A Practical Guide To Their Use And Care

by Margery Roberts

Paperback
Price: £8.99
Publisher: Canterbury Press imprint of Hymns Ancient & Modern Ltd
Published: January 2015
ISBN: 978-1-848-25740-5
Reviewed by Danny Pritchard-Shepherd  (15/08/15)

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Creative Ideas For Seasonal Retreats

- Experiencing The Seasons Of Faith

by Stephen Spencer

Paperback with CD ROM
Price: £24.99
Publisher: Canterbury Press imprint of Hymns Ancient & Modern Ltd
Published: June 2015
ISBN: 978-1-848-25790-0
Reviewed by Melanie Carroll  (14/08/15)

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Building Up The Body

- Encouraging, Equipping and Enabling Volunteers In The Church

by Richard Steel

Paperback
Price: £7.99
Publisher: BRF (Bible Reading Fellowship)
Published: July 2013
ISBN: 978-0-857-46175-9
Reviewed by Johnny Douglas  (10/07/15)

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Hearing The Call

- Stories Of Young Vocation

by Jonathan Lawson & Gordon Mursell

Paperback
Price: £9.99
Publisher: SPCK (Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge)
Published: 16 January 2014
ISBN: 978-0-281-07060-2
Reviewed by Graham Wise  (18/05/15)

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Creating The Future Of The Church

- A Practical Guide To Addressing Whole-System Change

by Keith Elford

Paperback
Price: £10.99
Publisher: SPCK (Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge)
Published: September 2013
ISBN: 978-0-281-07077-0
Reviewed by Johnny Douglas  (14/05/15)

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Journeying With Matthew

- Lectionary year A

by Ed james Woodward, Paula Gooder, Mark Pryce

Paperback
Price: £9.99
Publisher: SPCK (Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge)
Published: September 2013
ISBN: 978-0-281-05903-4
Reviewed by Jackie Rowe  (19/03/15)

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Listening For God's Call

- Learning Church Theology For Discipleship And Ministry Series

by Susan H Jones
ISBN: 978-0-334-04412-3
Price: £14.99
Published: 30 November 2014
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100 Ways To Get Your Church Noticed

- Revised & Expanded Edition

by Neil Pugmire
ISBN: 978-0-715-14467-1
Price: £17.99
Published: November 2014
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Sexuality

- The Inclusive Church Resource

by Susannah Cornwell
ISBN: 978-0-232-53067-4
Price: £8.99
Published: October 2014
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Poverty

- The Inclusive Church Resource

by Susan Durber
ISBN: 978-0-232-53068-1
Price: £8.99
Published: October 2014
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Pastoral Theology

- SCM Studyguide

by Margaret Whipp
ISBN: 978-0-334-04550-2
Price: £19.99
Published: March 2013
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Creative Ideas For Ministry With The Aged

- With CD ROM

by Sue Pickering
ISBN: 978-1-848-25648-4
Price: £24.99
Published: September 2014
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Preaching Matters

- Encountering The Living God

by Jonathan Lamb
ISBN: 978-1-783-59149-7
Price: £9.99
Published: July 2014
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Worship4Today Part 2

- Developing Key Skills

by Helen Bent & Liz Tipple
ISBN: 978-0-715-12261-7
Price: £24.99
Published: March 2014
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Worship4Today Part 1

- Laying A Firm Foundation

by Helen Bentz & Liz Tipple
ISBN: 978-0-715-12260-0
Price: £24.99
Published: September 2013
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Worship4Today Part 3

- A Course For Worship Leaders & Musicians: Part 3 Consolidating and Expanding Horizons

by Helen Bent & Liz Tipple
ISBN: 978-0-715-12262-4
Price: £24.99
Published: January 2014
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Reflections On Eldership

- Insights From Practicing Elders

by Comp. Laurence Wareing
ISBN: 978-0-861-53821-8
Price: £12.99
Published: May 2014
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What Clergy Do

- Especially When It Looks Like Nothing

by Emma percy
ISBN: 978-0-281-07024-4
Price: £12.99
Published: April 2014
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The Canterbury Preachers Companion 2015

- Lectionary Based Sermons For Sundays, Festivals and Special Occassions

by Michael Counsell
ISBN: 978-1-848-25608-8
Price: £18.99
Published: May 2014
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Services Of Reconciliation

- For Communal use During Advent and Lent

by Nuala Gannon
ISBN: 978-1-856-07795-8
Price: £8.50
Published: January 2014
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Psychology For Pastoral Contexts

- A Handbook

by Jessica Rose
ISBN: 978-0-334-04552-6
Price: £19.99
Published: April 2013
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At All Times And In All Places

- Prayers And Readings or Themed Celebrations Of The Eucharist

by Compiled by Simon Jones
ISBN: 978-1-848-25043-7
Price: £16.99
Published: March 2014
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Eucharist As Covenant

- An Aid To Christian Unity

by Pat Seaver
ISBN: 978-1-782-18098-2
Price: £8.50
Published: August 2013
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Creative Worship

- 20 Bible-Based Service Outlines For All-Age Church

by John Guest
ISBN: 978-0-857-46165-0
Price: £7.99
Published: January 2014
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Facilitiation Skills For Ministry


by Jo Whitehead, Sally Nash & Simon Sutcliffe
ISBN: 978-0-281-06877-7
Price: £12.99
Published: August 2013
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Preaching The Hard Words Of Jesus (Preachers Toolbox)


by Steven D Mathewson
ISBN: 978-1-619-70101-4
Price: £9.99
Published: July 2013
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Preaching The Four Gospels With Confidence

- (Preachers Toolbox Series)

by Steven D Mathewson
ISBN: 978-1-598-56702-1
Price: £9.99
Published: July 2013
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Echoing The Word

- The Bible In The Eucharist

by Paula Gooder & Michael Perham
ISBN: 978-0-281-06913-2
Price: £10.99
Published: August 2013
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Influential

- Women in Leadership at Church, Work and Beyond

by Jo Saxton
ISBN: 978-0-340-99535-8
Price: £8.99
Published: October 2012
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The Good Worship Guide

- Leading Liturgy Well

by Robert Atwell
ISBN: 978-1-853-11719-0
Price: £19.99
Published: June 2013
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Encountering God Together

- Biblical patterns for ministry and worship

by David Peterson
ISBN: 978-1-844-74607-1
Price: £9.99
Published: January 2013
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Look Before You Lead

- How to Discern and Shape Your Church Culture

by Aubrey Malphurs
ISBN: 978-0-801-01507-6
Price: £11.99
Published: March 2013
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Go In Peace

- The Art of Hearing Confessions

by Martin L. Smith, Julia Gatta
ISBN: 978-1-848-25196-0
Price: £12.99
Published: March 2013
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Unreached

- Growing churches in working-class and deprived areas

by Tim Chester
ISBN: 978-1-844-74603-3
Price: £9.99
Published: October 2012
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Creating Community

- Ancient ways for modern churches

by Simon Reed
ISBN: 978-0-857-46009-7
Price: £7.99
Published: 19 April 2013
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The Great Evangelical Recession

- 6 Factors That Will Crash the American Church… and How to Prepare

by John S Dickerson
ISBN: 978-0-801-01483-3
Price: £8.99
Published: February 2013
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The Gospel Commission

- Recovering God's Strategy for Making Disciples

by Michael Horton
ISBN: 978-0-801-01390-4
Price: £10.99
Published: October 2012
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Women and Men in Scripture and the Church

- A Guide to the Key Issues

ed. Steven Croft & Paula Gooder
ISBN: 978-1-848-25510-4
Price: £7.99
Published: March 2013
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The Art of Curating Worship

- Reshaping the Role of the Worship Leader

by Mark Pierson
ISBN: 978-1-848-25194-6
Price: £16.99
Published: May 2012
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The U-Turn Church

- New Direction for Health and Growth

by Bob Bouwer; Kevin G Harney
ISBN: 978-0-801-01488-8
Price: £8.99
Published: October 2012
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Festivals Together

- Creating all-age worship through the year

by Sandra Millar
ISBN: 978-0-281-06631-5
Price: £12.99
Published: June 2012
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Gaining Heaven's Perspective

- A Guide to Hearing and Seeing the Voice of God

by Julian C Adams
ISBN: 978-1-908-39322-7
Published: October 2012
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The Measure of Our Success

- An Impassioned Plea to Pastors

by Shawn Lovejoy
ISBN: 978-0-801-01460-4
Price: £8.99
Published: July 2012
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Dem Dry Bones


by Luke A Powery
ISBN: 978-0-800-69822-5
Price: £12.99
Published: July 2012
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Developing in Ministry

- Handbook for effective Christian learning and training

by Neil Evans
ISBN: 978-0-281-06398-7
Price: £12.99
Published: October 2012
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Leading Small Groups with Purpose

- Everything You Need to Lead a Healthy Group

by Steve M Gladen
ISBN: 978-0-801-01496-3
Price: £8.99
Published: 28 February 2013
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A Clergy Husband's Survival Guide


by Matthew Caminer
ISBN: 978-0-281-06790-9
Price: £8.99
Published: August 2012
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Friends In Christ

- Paths to a New Understanding of Church

by Brother John of Taizé
ISBN: 978-1-626-98000-6
Price: £14.99
Published: August 2012
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Stumbling Blocks

- Conquering the stuff that holds you back

by Gavin and Anne Calver
ISBN: 978-0-857-21200-9
Price: £7.99
Published: July 2012
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Nine lives

- The Enneagram in life stories

by Eric Foggitt
ISBN: 978-1-780-99978-4
Price: £11.99
Published: December 2012
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101 Great Ideas for Growing Healthy Churches

- A MODEM Guide

by Various
ISBN: 978-1-848-25045-1
Price: £18.99
Published: September 2011
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The Art of Mentoring

- Embracing the Great Generational Transition

by Darlene Zschech
ISBN: 978-0-764-20935-2
Price: £9.99
Published: 23 August 2012
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Paul as Pastor

- Biblical insights for pastoral ministry

by Patrick Whitworth
ISBN: 978-0-857-46046-2
Price: £7.99
Published: 19 October 2012
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Dangerous Calling

- Confronting the unique challenges of pastoral ministry

by Paul David Tripp
ISBN: 978-1-844-74602-6
Price: £11.99
Published: 16 November 2012
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Get it across loud and clear

- A speaker's practical guide to preparation and delivery

by Ali Martin
ISBN: 978-1-850-78993-2
Price: £7.99
Published: March 2012
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Warnings To The Churches


by J C Ryle
ISBN: 978-0-851-51043-9
Price: £5.50
Published: 2007
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Redeeming Church Conflicts

- Turning Crisis into Compassion and Care

by Tara Klena Barthel & David V.Edling
ISBN: 978-0-801-01428-4
Price: £10.99
Published: 22 June 2012
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Simplicity In Preaching


by J C Ryle
ISBN: 978-1-848-71065-8
Price: £1.50
Published: 2010
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Creative Ideas for Using Scripture in Worship With CD Rom


by Paul S Glass
ISBN: 978-1-848-25163-2
Price: £19.99
Published: 31 May 2012
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There’s Hope For Your Church

- First Steps to Restoring Health and Growth

by Gary L. McIntosh
ISBN: 978-0-801-01406-2
Price: £11.99
Published: June 2012
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Encircling the Christian Year

- Liturgies and Reflections for the Seasons of the Church

by Barbara Mosse
ISBN: 978-0-857-46045-5
Price: £9.99
Published: 06 June 2012
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Leading on Empty

- Refilling Your Tank and Renewing Your Passion

by Wayne Cordeiro
ISBN: 978-0-764-20759-4
Price: £8.99
Published: 01 April 2010
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Conduct Gospel-Centered Funerals

- Applying the Gospel at the Unique Challenges of Death - Ministering the Master’s Way

by Brian Croft & Phil A. Newton
ISBN: 978-1-846-25266-2
Price: £5.00
Published: 2011
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The Beauty of the Word

- The Challenge and Wonder of Preaching

by James C. Howell
ISBN: 978-0-664-23695-3
Published: 2011
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50 Masses with Children

- Revised and Updated

by Sr Francesca Kelly
ISBN: 978-1-856-07771-2
Price: £13.50
Published: 30 March 2012
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Pray, Plan, Prepare, Preach

- Establishing and Maintaining Priorities in the Preaching Ministry – Ministering the Master’s Way

by Iain D. Campbell
ISBN: 978-1-846-25149-8
Price: £6.00
Published: 2012
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The Holy Ground Around You

- Reflective Services for Taking the Church Outside

by Susan Sayers
ISBN: 978-1-848-67469-1
Price: £11.99
Published: December 2011
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Inspirational Preaching

- The Preachers Toolbox series

by Ed. Craig Brian Larson
ISBN: 978-1-598-56859-2
Price: £9.99
Published: April 2012
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Pastoring the Pastor

- Emails of a Journey Through Ministry

by Tim Cooper & Kelvin Gardiner
ISBN: 978-1-845-50784-8
Price: £7.99
Published: March 2012
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Making the Most of the Lectionary

- A Users Guide

by Thomas O’Loughlin
ISBN: 978-0-281-06587-5
Price: £12.99
Published: March 2012
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Eucharistic Ministers


by Brian Glannon
ISBN: 978-1-856-07766-8
Price: £5.99
Published: 18 February 2012
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An Authentic Servant

- The Marks of a Spiritual Leader: Didasko Files Series

by Ajith Fernando
ISBN: 978-1-598-56875-2
Price: £2.99
Published: May 2012
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Grow Your Church's Income

- A Guide to Securing Long-term Financial Health

by Maggie Durran
ISBN: 978-1-848-25039-0
Price: £12.99
Published: 31 August 2011
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Creative Ideas for Children’s Worship Year B with CD ROM


by Sarah Lenton
ISBN: 978-1-848-25112-0
Price: £24.99
Published: February 2010
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All-Age Lectionary Services Year C


by Scripture Union
ISBN: 978-1-844-27641-7
Price: £19.99
Published: 01 May 2012
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