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Interpretation: First and Second Samuel (INT)

Interpretation: First and Second Samuel (INT)

by Walter Brueggemann

With critical scholarship and theological sensitivity, Walter Brueggemann traces the people of God through the books of Samuel as they shift from marginalized tribalism to oppressive monarchy. He carefully opens the literature of the books, sketching a narrative filled with historical realism but also bursting with an awareness that more than human action is… Read more…

Delivered out of Empire: Pivotal Moments in the Book of Exodus, Part One

Delivered out of Empire: Pivotal Moments in the Book of Exodus, Part One

by Walter Brueggemann

The Pivotal Moments in the Old Testament Series helps readers see Scripture with new eyes, highlighting short, key texts—"pivotal moments"—that shift our expectations and invite us to turn toward another reality transformed by God's purposes and action.The book of Exodus brims with dramatic stories familiar to most of us: the burning bush, Mo… Read more…

Journey to the Common Good: Updated Edition

Journey to the Common Good: Updated Edition

by Walter Brueggemann

A decade ago, Walter Brueggemann called the church to journey together for the good of our community through neighborliness, covenanting, and reconstruction. He distilled this challenge to its most basic issues: Where is the church going? What is its role in contemporary society? What lessons does it have to offer a world enmeshed in turbulent times?Publishe… Read more…

An Introduction to the Old Testament, Third Edition: The Canon and Christian Imagination

An Introduction to the Old Testament, Third Edition: The Canon and Christian Imagination

by Walter Brueggemann and Tod Linafelt

In this updated edition of the popular textbook An Introduction to the Old Testament, Walter Brueggemann and Tod Linafelt introduce the reader to the broad theological scope of the Old Testament, treating some of the most important issues and methods in contemporary biblical interpretation. This clearly written textbook focuses on the literature of the Old T… Read more…

Materiality as Resistance: Five Elements for Moral Action in the Real World

Materiality as Resistance: Five Elements for Moral Action in the Real World

by Walter Brueggemann

Named One of the 50 Best Spiritual Books of 2020 by Spirituality & Practice What is materiality?Jesus practiced materiality when he healed the bodies of the sick, proclaimed Jubilee to the poor, and fed the five thousand. He practiced materiality over materialism. In Materiality as Resistance, Walter Brueggemann defines materiality as the use of the material… Read more…

Truth and Hope: Essays for a Perilous Age

Truth and Hope: Essays for a Perilous Age

by Walter Brueggemann

In this varied collection of essays, Walter Brueggemann provides a lens into biblical teachings concerning the present age of fake news, lies, and alternate realities. Compiled and edited by Louis Stulman, professor of religion at the University of Findlay, these essays carry a common theme of truth and hope. As Brueggemann writes in the preface, there is no… Read more…

The Collected Sermons of Walter Brueggemann, Volume 3

The Collected Sermons of Walter Brueggemann, Volume 3

by Walter Brueggemann

This collection features sixty sermons by Walter Brueggemann, preached mostly in the last five years. For his final public appearances, he preached at various churches and the Festival of Homiletics, including his last address there in 2018. Most of these are based on lectionary texts, with numerous sermons on Advent-Christmas and Lent-Easter texts. Preacher… Read more…

The God Impulse: The Power of Mercy in an Unmerciful World

The God Impulse: The Power of Mercy in an Unmerciful World

by Walter Brueggemann and Jack Alexander

For Jesus, truth and mercy went hand in hand. Where he preached he also healed. He didn't outsource one or the other to biblical scholars or nonprofit ministries. He presented the truth of the gospel through his words and his actions, and he did it all in a hands-on, relational way. And the reaction was the same wherever he went--people were amazed.Today… Read more…

Missional Economics: Biblical Justice and Christian Formation

Missional Economics: Biblical Justice and Christian Formation

by Walter Brueggemann and Michael Barram

American Christians today, says Michael Barram, have a signifi­cant blind spot when it comes to economic matters in the Bible. In this book Barram reads biblical texts related to matters of money, wealth, and poverty through a missional lens, showing how they function to transform our economic reasoning.Barram searches for insight into God’s purpos… Read more…

A Gospel of Hope

A Gospel of Hope

by Walter Brueggemann

Beloved and respected by scholars, preachers, and laity alike, Walter Brueggemann offers penetrating insights on Scripture and prophetic diagnoses of our culture. Instead of maintaining what is safe and routine, A Gospel of Hope encourages readers to embrace the audacity required to live out ones faith. This must-have volume gathers Brueggemanns wisdom on to… Read more…

Interrupting Silence: God's Command to Speak Out

Interrupting Silence: God's Command to Speak Out

by Walter Brueggemann

Silence is a complex matter. It can refer to awe before unutterable holiness, but it can also refer to the coercion where some voices are silenced in the interest of control by the dominant voices. It is the latter silence that Walter Brueggemann explores, urging us to speak up in situations of injustice.Interrupting Silence illustrates that the Bible is fil… Read more…

Sabbath as Resistance, New Edition with Study Guide: Saying No to the Culture of Now

Sabbath as Resistance, New Edition with Study Guide: Saying No to the Culture of Now

by Walter Brueggemann

In this new edition that includes a study guide, popular author Walter Brueggemann writes that the Sabbath is not simply about keeping rules but rather about becoming a whole person and restoring a whole society. Brueggemann calls out our 24/7 society of consumption, a society in which we live to achieve, accomplish, perform, and possess. We want more, own… Read more…


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