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Power and Passion

Power and Passion

by Samuel Wells

Samuel Wells vividly paints the stories surrounding Jesus’ cross and resurrection. We see the weakness of Pontius Pilate and Barabbas, and the compromised character of Joseph of Arimathea and Nicodemus. We discover the subtle power of Pilate’s wife. And in Peter and Mary Magdalene we find the true power of resurrection, bringing forgiveness and ending th… Read more…

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To Share in the Body A Theology of Martyrdom for Today's Church

To Share in the Body A Theology of Martyrdom for Today's Church

by Samuel Wells and Craig Hovey

In modern-day America, it is hard for Christians to imagine ever dying for their faith. And yet in To Share in the Body, author Craig Hovey challenges Christians to view martyrdom not as relegated to the past or to remote parts of the world but rather as having profound implications for Christian witness today. By examining the Gospel of Mark's recurring… Read more…

Improvisation The Drama of Christian Ethics

Improvisation The Drama of Christian Ethics

by Samuel Wells

In Improvisation, Samuel Wells defines improvisation in the theater as "a practice through which actors seek to develop trust in themselves and one another in order that they may conduct unscripted dramas without fear." Sounds a lot like life, doesn't it? Building trust, overcoming fear, conducting relationships, and making choices--all without… Read more…

Be Not Afraid Facing Fear with Faith

Be Not Afraid Facing Fear with Faith

by Samuel Wells

Does God heal? Where do I turn when my faith is fragile? How can I face my own death? Is there a gospel for the rich? In brief, to-the-point chapters, respected preacher and ethicist Samuel Wells lucidly and compassionately explores topics Christians are often reluctant to face--death, weakness, power, difference, faith, and living life to the full--and offe… Read more…

Shaping the Prayers of the People The Art of Intercession

Shaping the Prayers of the People The Art of Intercession

by Samuel Wells and Abigail Kocher

This book offers a model of profound and accessible congregational prayer. At once inspirational and practical, it will empower and equip laypeople and clergy alike to offer heartfelt, informed, and appropriate prayers on behalf of the people of God. As Samuel Wells and Abigail Kocher say, 'Interceding in public worship is a duty. This book is intended t… Read more…

Learning to Dream Again Rediscovering the Heart of God

Learning to Dream Again Rediscovering the Heart of God

by Samuel Wells

Meditations that beautifully articulate a contemporary Christian wisdomThrough a series of short, thoughtful meditations, Learning to Dream Again shows what true wisdom -- wisdom shaped by Jesus' earthy humility, shameful suffering, and effervescent joy -- might look like for Christians today. Through the lens of this Christian wisdom, Samuel Wells addre… Read more…

Incarnational Ministry: Being with the Church

Incarnational Ministry: Being with the Church

by Samuel Wells

With may be the most important word in the Christian faith. In the Trinity, as Samuel Wells points out, we see the eternal persons of the Godhead being with each other. In the Gospels we see Jesus being with the people he encounters, mediating God's grace to them with his own incarnational presence. Those in ministry are likewise… Read more…