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- NEW! Called to Lead: Paul's Letters to Timothy
- NEW! God is Still Speaking: 365 Daily Devotionals
- NEW! The Book of Exodus; A God is still speaking Bible Study
- NEW! Stewardship for Vital Congregations
- NEW! Words for the Journey: Letters to Our Teenagers About Faith and Life, Revised and Updated
- Changing the Conversation: A Third Way for Congregations
- Leadership for Vital Congregations
- Common Grace: How to Be a Person and Other Spiritual Matters
- Called to Be Church
- What's Theology Got to Do With It?
- Words for the Journey
- Transforming Congregational Culture
- Good News in Exile
- New Occasions Teach New Duties

Called to Lead

Called to Lead: Paul's Letters to Timothy
(with Robert W. Wall)
Eerdmans Publishing, 2012

In this sequel to their previous volume, Called to Be Church: The Book of Acts for a New Day, pastoral leader Anthony Robinson and biblical scholar Robert Wall expound Paul's two pastoral letters to Timothy, which contain crucial messages for churches today. Featuring both careful exegetical study and dynamic contemporary exposition, Called to Lead interprets the text of 1 and 2 Timothy as Scripture and applies it to today's church — without shying away from vexing issues such as the church's use of money, leadership succession, pastoral authority, and the role of Scripture.

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God is Still Speaking

God is Still Speaking: 365 Daily Devotionals
(contributor)
The Pilgrim Press, 2013

God is Still Speaking 365 Daily Devotionals God is Still Speaking 365 Daily Devotionals is a collection of light-hearted, God-filled, and provocative devotionals for the person who thinks devotionals are “too religious.” Do you wonder if God has anything to say about what you face each day when you get up in the morning? Not sure that the Bible has much to tell you, but you are curious and willing to find out? The Stillspeaking Writers' Group provide relevant, brief, insightful devotionals designed to give you a powerful jolt each day. Each easy to read devotional provides a scripture verse, reflection and prayer for every day of the year. Whether as a thoughtful gift or a personal resource, this book will encourage, inspire, and strengthen anyone's Christian journey.

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The Book of Exodus

The Book of Exodus; A God is still speaking Bible Study
The Pilgrim Press, 2012
Part 1 of 2

Part 1: Exodus 1 – 19
Part 2: Exodus 20 - 40 


This new, six-lesson Bible study covers the first half of Exodus, Chapters 1 – 19.
Author Tony Robinson says, “diving deeply into the Book of Exodus is among the very best ways” to come to know the God of the Bible and the God who is still speaking today. Designed to be led by either lay leaders or clergy, this 54-page workbook-style study includes a Leader's Guide. Order one for each member of your Bible study group.

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Stewardship for Vital Congregations

Stewardship for Vital Congregations
The Pilgrim Press, 2011

Would you like to learn how your congregation can create a culture of giving and generosity that changes lives and supports the mission and ministry of the church with adequate financial resources? Lay leaders, clergypersons, and members of your congregation's stewardship program will appreciate and benefit from Stewardship for Vital Congregations. It provides practical tools to help congregations engage in the spiritual practice of Christian stewardship and become part of its mission and ministry. Theologically and biblically informed, it offers particular strategies and “how-to's” relating to money and giving, and includes questions for reflection, discussion, and action in each chapter.

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Words for the Journey: Letters to Our Teenagers About Faith and Life, Revised Version

Words for the Journey: Letters to Our Teenagers About Faith and Life,
Revised and Updated

(with Martin Copenhaver)
Pilgrim Press, September 2011

Today, more and more baby boomers are searching for ways in which to share their faith with their children. In response, two United Church of Christ pastors have joined together to write letters to their middle teenaged children to discuss what they call "matters of the heart."

The authors have composed letters about God, church, Bible, vocation, relationships and difficult matters, and discuss such topics as faith, doubt, prayer, sex, abortion, race and homosexuality. Additionally, they discuss what God and their faith mean to them in words that share love and deep hopes of their faith.

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Changing the Conversation

Changing the Conversation: A Third Way for Congregations
Eerdmans, 2008

Changing the Conversation is a follow up to Tony's best-selling Transforming Congregational Culture (2003). In Changing, he argues that changing cultures is about changing the conversation. He proposes and guides readers through ten crucial conversations that congregations and their leaders need to be having in order to experience greater vitality and fruitfulness in the 21st century.

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Leadership for Vital Congregations

Leadership for Vital Congregations
Pilgrim Press, 2006

Leadership for Vital Congregations is an essential leadership tool for clergy and lay leaders who wish to revitalize their leadership style and approach in order to become more effective leaders. It offers functional strategies to lead; information on developing as a spiritual leader; ways in which the congregation can understand the importance of leadership; and more.

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Common Grace: How to Be a Person and Other Spiritual Matters

Common Grace: How to Be a Person and Other Spiritual Matters
Sasquatch Books, 2006

In the Christian world, Special Grace is knowledge of God through the life and teachings of Jesus Christ, while Common Grace is finding God through everyday life - experiences with family and friends, observance of the natural world. This book explores the spiritual and moral pathways that can inform one's everyday life. With the natural skills of a gifted preacher, Anthony B. Robinson connects stories and anecdotes to biblical wisdom and offers nurturing life lessons. Robinson's thoughts on being a parent, the power of the blessing, forgiveness and how to do it, and much more make this a useful, inspiring guide to modern living.

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Called to Be Church: The Book of Acts for a New Day

Called to Be Church: The Book of Acts for a New Day
(with Robert W. Wall)
Eerdmans Publishing Company, 2006

Featuring both careful exegetical study and exciting contemporary exposition, this book explores the familiar narratives of Acts and, in doing so, dives into many of the most vexing issues faced by the early church and by today's church: conflict resolution, change, pluralism and multiculturalism, as well as issues of money, sexuality, inclusion and exclusion, political authority, and the role of the Holy Spirit. Through it all Acts challenges the church, while pursuing its global mission, to stay connected to its Jewish legacy and to that legacy's call to be a people set apart while welcoming diversity.

This book will lend itself particularly well to group study within congregations, among clergy, and in seminary and university classes. Those interested in theology, the church, homiletics, and the study of Scripture will find Called to Be Church both helpful and inspiring.

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What's Theology Got to Do With It?: Convictions, Vitality and the Church

What's Theology Got to Do With It?: Convictions, Vitality and the Church
Alban Institute, 2005

"Theology" can be a loaded word for mainline Protestant congregations. It often suggests the dogmatic or implies fault lines for conflict. But when unleashed from its narrow academic sense, "theology" offers a powerful way to get at many of the issues that impact the health and vitality of congregations.

This book carefully defines theology as the "core convictions" that help members of a congregation understand their common perspective and shared identity. Likewise, the book examines the problems that occur when congregations are reluctant to focus on theology and are unsure of their beliefs.

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Words for the Journey: Letters to Our Teenagers About Faith and Life

Words for the Journey: Letters to Our Teenagers About Faith and Life
(with Martin Copenhaver)
Pilgrim, 2003

Today, more and more baby boomers are searching for ways in which to share their faith with their children. In response, two United Church of Christ pastors have joined together to write letters to their middle teenaged children to discuss what they call "matters of the heart."

The authors have composed letters about God, church, Bible, vocation, relationships and difficult matters, and discuss such topics as faith, doubt, prayer, sex, abortion, race and homosexuality. Additionally, they discuss what God and their faith mean to them in words that share love and deep hopes of their faith.

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Transforming Congregational Culture

Transforming Congregational Culture
Eerdmans Publishing Company, 2003

"This book is a 'must read' for all clergy and lay leaders in the 21st Century. Anthony Robinson offers rare gifts - the honed observations of an experienced pastor, gracious humility and honest repentance for his own mistakes, a deep comprehension of the massive changes in our society, and urgent challenges for churches to be biblically transformed into missional communities. These are gems your church needs."

- Marva J. Dawn, author of Powers, Weakness, and the Tabernacling of God and Reaching Out Without Reaching Down

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Good News in Exile

Good News in Exile
(with Martin Copenhaver and William Willimon)
Eerdmans Publishing Company, 1999

In this forward-looking contribution to pastoral theology, three leading ministers attempt to identify what has changed in various aspects of the the church and to trace the implications of those changes. From a perspective grounded in the realities of the parishes they serve, the authors explore the particular opportunities that our new world offers the church and provide a clear picture of what a "postliberal" church can look like in practice.

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New Occasions Teach New Duties

New Occasions Teach New Duties: A Renewed Vision of the Teaching Church
(with Elizabeth Chandler Felts)
United Church Press, 1994

This book explores the changing cultural context of the local church and the resulting implications of that change for the teaching church. The authors present four central convictions regarding the local church's teaching ministry, and offer strategies for local churches and church leaders who wish to act upon similar convictions.

For more information or to purchase this book, contact United Church Resources at 216-736-3775.

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