Best Methodist Christianity Books
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1. The Books of Enoch: The Ancient Apocryphal Books: Fallen Angels, Giants Nephilim and The Secrets of Enoch
Author: by History Academy
The study of Enoch’s words awakened the desire to explore spiritual dimensions in a deeper way. Enoch once said: I write not for my own, but for the extreme future generations, for you human beings who will come. Enoch, the seventh of Adam’s descendants describes his journey through the seven heavens, where he receives revelations like when he is described the creation of the world and the secrets of the future.
Enoch’s journey culminates with the encounter with God after a life that lasted 365 years. From the mists of time he has shown humanity a luminous path to follow. Enoch goes back to the causes of evil and great are his sufferings for human wickedness and his exhortations to cultivate good and wisdom.
All his writings, which are reported alongside the interpretation of History Academy, were found and collected in the time before the birth of Christ. Not recognized by the Church and ignored in the Old Testament collection, they are now published for everyone to read.
2. Bearing Witness in the Kin-dom: Living into the Church’s Moral Witness through Radical Discipleship
Author: by Darryl W. Stephens
Imagine God’s Justice and Lead with CompassionLove.Justice.Solidarity. Living as siblings in the kin-dom of God requires bold faith. Women in the United Methodist tradition have courageously led ministries in race relations, creation care, substance abuse, sexual orientation and inclusion, poverty, relationships with indigenous nations, and other concerns.
However, The United Methodist Church and its predecessors have a sometimes-uneven history of resisting the evil and violence that damage the world. This book explores this history, empowering us to imagine God’s justice and to lead with compassion. Together, we bear witness to God’s gracious presence in ways that make a material difference to all of creation, all persons, especially victims of injustice and those who are most vulnerable.
This is the moral witness of the church.
3. Being the Church in a Post-Pandemic World: Game Changers for the Post-Pandemic Church
Author: by Kay Kotan
Opportunity is born out of crisis. The global pandemic has been horrific. No one could have predicted such chaos to occur for so long. Yet, there is opportunity, the proverbial silver lining. Crisis is an accelerator. The church was catapulted into the digital future.
Some churches had no choice but to embrace technology they once refused. The church learned there are more ways to offer worship than we had previously imagined. We learned it is possible to engage people in online ministry that might never become involved in on-site ministry.
The church learned that it could change, and it changed quickly. During a pandemic period, when everything seems to have turned upside down, there is an opportunity to stop some things that had not been working anyway, eliminate some things that were seemingly impossible in normal times, and start new things that might have been hard to imagine in the past.
As some churches began to resume on-site worship, another quandary came into being. How many of our folks will return? What does social distancing look like in a sanctuary with pews? How do we handle singing? What about the choir?Masks or no masks?
4. Beauty in the Bible: Adult Coloring Book
Author: by Paige Tate
Paige Tate & Co.
This inspirational coloring book is perfect for color enthusiasts of all ages who want to create works of beauty and devotion. These uplifting Scripture quotes and beautiful designs range from simple to complex, so that you can spend minutes or hours enjoying a single image.
This book features encouraging Scripture quotes including Do not fear for I am with you, I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me, and many more. Designed to give you both peace and inspiration, this adult coloring book lets you to focus on the beauty of scripture and bring it to life through coloring.Paige Tate & Co.
By the team behind the national bestseller Beauty in the Bible This adult coloring book is filled with designs perfect for framing Designs range in complexity from beginner to expert-level Pages Include the following: Let all that you do be done in love Be kind to one another Do not fear for I am with you Be strong and courageous for the Lord will be with you wherever you go Be still and know You are the light of the world Trust in the Lord with all your heart As a deer pants for water so my soul pants for you O God She is clothed in Strength & dignity and can laugh without fear of the future The Lord you God is with you.
5. The Method of Our Mission: United Methodist Polity & Organization
Author: by Laceye C. Warner
Theology shapes who we are and how we organize to transform the world. Especially written for required United Methodist classes, this accessible book uses a Wesleyan theological frameconnectionto help readers understand United Methodism’s polity and organization as the interrelationship of our beliefs, mission, and practice.
The book is organized into four partsUnited Methodist beliefs, mission, practice, and organization. Polity and organization are primary embodiments of The United Methodist Church. Functional in nature, these aspects of the denomination facilitate our mission to make disciples for the transformation of the world.
This book connects denominational governance and organization to our beliefs as well as our mission. A clear understanding of our identityas Methodists with Wesleyan roots in connectionand our purposeto make disciples for the transformation of the worldcan help students of United Methodism navigate this treacherous landscape as present and future leaders.
6. Methodist Doctrine: The Essentials, Revised Edition
Author: by Ted A. Campbell
In this concise, accessible book, Dr. Ted Campbell provides a brief summary of the major doctrines shared in the Wesley family of denominations. Writing in concise and straightforward language, Campbell organizes the material into systematic categories: doctrine of revelation, doctrine of God, doctrine of Christ, doctrine of the Spirit, doctrine of humanity, doctrine of “the way of salvation” (conversion/justification/sanctification), doctrine of the church and means of grace, and doctrine of thing to come.
He also supplies substantial but simplified updated references in the margins of the book that allow for easy identification of his sources. John Wesley distinguished between essential doctrines on which agreement or consensus is critical and opinions about theology or church practices on which disagreement must be allowed.
Though today few people join churches based on doctrinal commitments, once a person has joined a church it becomes important to know the teachings of that church’s tradition. In Methodist Doctrine: The Essentials, Ted Campbell outlines historical doctrinal consensus in American Episcopal Methodist Churches in a comparative and ecumenical dialogue with the doctrinal inheritance of other major families of Christian tradition.
7. The Book of Discipline of The United Methodist Church 2016
Author: by United Methodist Church
December 21, 2016
“The church is a community of all true believers under the Lordship of Christ. It is the redeemed and redeeming fellowship in which the Word of God is preached by persons divinely called, and the sacraments are duly administered according to Christ’s own appointment.
Under the discipline of the Holy Spirit the church seeks to provide for the maintenance of worship, the education of believers, and the redemption of the world.” – From the Preamble to the Constitution of The United Methodist ChurchThe product of over 200 years of General Conferences of the denominations that form The United Methodist Church, the Discipline is the current statement of how United Methodists agree to live together.
It acknowledges the past and addresses the future. Updated through the actions of the 2016 General Conference, the new Discipline includes a complete listing of bishops from Thomas Coke and Francis Asbury through the 2016 episcopal elections as well as a revised historical statement, an expanded index, and six parts: The Constitution General Book of Discipline Doctrinal Standards and Our Theological Task The Ministry of All Christians Social Principles Organization and Administration
8. Three Simple Rules: A Wesleyan Way of Living
Author: by Rueben P. Job
In Three Simple Rules, Rueben Job offers an interpretation of John Wesley’s General Rules for today’s readers. For individual reading or group study, this insightful work calls us to mutual respect, unity and a deeper daily relationship with God. This simple but challenging look at three commands, “do no harm, do good, stay in love with God.” Every year I review the three general rules of the United Methodist Church with those who are being ordained.
Now I have a wonderful ordination gift to give them in Bishop Job’s, Three Simple Rules, to start and deepen the conversation as they enter a new relationship with the church. Bishop Job has described by attending upon all the ordinances of God to be to stay in love with God.
It’s a fresh language that speaks especially to long-time Christians and United Methodists. Sally Dyck, Resident Bishop, Minnesota Area Three Simple Rules is a new catechism for everyone wanting to follow Jesus Christ. These practices for holy living should replace the membership vows in every church!
9. Prayer Journal for Girls: A Faith-Building Guided Journal with Writing and Drawing Prompts and Bible Verses (Gratitude and God's Word)
Author: by Rose Trifolia Press
Are you looking for a cute Prayer Journal for your daughter, sister, or friend?Look no more! This fun Prayer Journal is filled with writing and drawing prompts and can be used each day for cultivating a gratitude attitude. It has 30 individual Bible verses that will ease the self-exploration and focus.
Size: 6 x 9Paper: White 90 gsm paperPages: 124 pagesCover: Sweet colorful paperback cover, glossy finishPerfect for Gel pen, ink, or pencilsThis journal gives an optimistic view of life and encourages a connection with God. It will make a great holiday or birthday gift for your daughter, sister, or friend.
10. Open and Relational Theology: An Introduction to Life-Changing Ideas
Author: by Thomas Jay Oord
Most theology books suck. They’re too technical or present a God nobody understands. Sometimes the God they portray sounds like a controlling boyfriend or absentee parent. Rather than woo, those books clobber readers into submission. This book is different. Thomas Jay Oord presents a theology that makes sense.
It fits the way we live our lives and matches our deepest intuitions. To the surprise of some, it harmonizes with sacred scripture… At least the good parts. And it promotes a genuinely loving God. Open and relational theology is controversial.
Oord and others have lost their jobs because they embrace it. Others have been booted from religious communities or shunned by families and friends.It’s that radical! This theology doesn’t suck. In understandable language and using illustrations from everyday life, Oord explains the core ideas of open and relational theology.
He reveals why this way of thinking is life-changing for good for so many. Get a copy of the book! What they’re saying…”A Gift!” – Beth Hayward, Souls in Soles PodcastPeace-Bringing! Chris Harman, Redrawing the Bath Podcast”Timely!” – Cody Stauffer & Craig Morton, All That’s Holy Podcast”Stimulating!” – Greg Boyd and Dan Kent, ReKnew Podcast”Accessible!” – Dustin Kensrue, Thrice & Carry the Fire Podcast”Thought-Provoking!” – Gabriel Gordon, Misfits Theology Podcast”User-Friendly!” – Glenn Siepert, What If?
11. Wesley One Volume Commentary
Author: by Kenneth J. Collins
This one volume commentary on the entire Bible was written by more than 40 scholars from the broad range of Wesleyan denominations, including The United Methodist Church, The Church of the Nazarene, The Church of God (Anderson), The Church of God (Cleveland), The Wesleyan Church, The Free Methodist Church, and The Salvation Army.
It is the only specifically Wesleyan Bible commentary available and assists pastors in sermon preparation, small group leaders in lesson preparation, and laypeople in Bible study.Joel B. Green, Professor of New Testament Interpretation at Fuller Seminary, called this commentary, The Wesley Study Bible +++.
The commentary form will allow for a much greater exploration of Wesleyan themes and theology than a Study Bible ever could.
12. The Christian as Minister
Author: by Meg Lassiat
This book is for those seeking to discern God’s call to ministry. It is an introduction into the meaning of that call, the vision for ministry, and the opportunities The United Methodist Church offers to live out that call. For United Methodists, this call is grounded in a Wesleyan understanding of servant ministry and servant leadership that affirms that all Christians are ministers by virtue of their baptism.
13. United Methodist Hymnal Dark Red
Author: by United methodist Church
Used book in good condition, due to its age it could contain normal signs of use
14. Money Talks: A Biblical Take on Earning, Saving, Spending, and Giving
Author: by Callie Picardo
Money talks.Money has power.Influence. It ascribes worth and value. Almost like a god, money beckons us to worship and idolize. In fact, money has become a god for many of us. We work and work to get more, buy more, consume more-to have the latest, the best, the better than we had before.
We stress about money. Will we have enough? What do we do when the bank account gets too low? When the credit card bills get too high? What happens when there’s more month than money? The good news is, money isn’t the only thing that talks.God also talks.
Even louder than money if we have the ears to hear. God is speaking today through the power of the Holy Spirit. And as much as the world loves to talk about money, God has even more to say. What is He trying to tell us in the midst of all this money talk?
Simply this: He is enough. So, how can we talk about money as it relates to our relationship with God, others, and the world? This book is spiritual, but it’s also practical. Throughout these pages readers will explore how to actually earn, save, spend, and give in a way that puts God, not money, first.