New resources of note from Brethren Press include new quarterly materials from the Shine curriculum, which is jointly produced by Brethren Press and MennoMedia; new quarterly materials for A Guide for Biblical Studies; new Covenant Bible Studies titles; a Spanish-language version of “Another Way of Believing” by Dale W. Brown titled “Otra Manera de Creer”; Living Word Bulletins for the next church year; and the Advent devotional for 2019 titled “Ready” by Frank Ramirez.
“Living in the Land” is the summer theme for this Christian education curriculum for preschool through junior youth. “Stories of God’s People” is the theme for the fall. Materials are available for early childhood, primary, middler, junior youth, and multiage classes. For each class level, the curriculum offers a teacher book, a student leaflet or magazine, a packet of additional classroom resources such as posters and games, a music songbook and CD, and “Shine On: A Story Bible” available in both English and Spanish. Prices vary, call Brethren Press at 800-441-3712 for more information.
A Guide for Biblical Studies
This quarterly study guide written from a Church of the Brethren perspective is for adult Sunday school classes and small groups. Order one copy for each participant. Cost is $6.95 or $9.95 for large print.
The fall Guide is titled “Responding to God’s Faithfulness” written by Debbie Eisenbise. This coming winter, Guide will focus on “Honoring God” with author Anna Lisa Gross. In spring 2020, George Bowers is the author of the Guide quarter on “Justice and the Prophets.” Next summer 2020, “Many Faces of Wisdom” is the quarter topic, written by Paul Stutzman.
Covenant Bible Studies
Brethren Press has three newly published or soon-to-be-available books in the Covenant Bible Studies series. The series is for use by small group adult Bible study gatherings but also is suitable for individual use. Cost per copy is $10.95.
“Justice in the Hebrew Bible” by David Leiter studies the broad message of God’s justice and righteousness in the Old Testament. This study serves as an overview by reviewing key passages from the all the major sections, from historical narrative and legal texts to prophecy, proverbs, and psalms.
“Galatians” by David Shumate will be available for this fall. The study focuses on Galatians as Paul’s spirited defense of salvation by faith in Jesus Christ alone, a New Testament letter addressing the tension between legalism and license, between law and gospel, and between the
works of the flesh and the gifts of the spirit.
“God in the Psalms” by Chris Bucher will be available for next spring 2020. The Psalms, despite their variety of subjects and genres, all express the view that God is a God of steadfast love. This study traces the theme of God’s steadfast love through hymns, laments, songs of trust, and
Otra Manera de Creer
This new Spanish-language version of Dale Brown’s classic book, “Another Way of Believing: A Brethren Theology” offers to Spanish speakers an in-depth and thought provoking study of the various ways Brethren “do theology” by their everyday living. This is a useful book for both
the academic and the lay reader. Cost is $18.95.
Living Word Bulletins
The Church of the Brethren’s bulletin series features texts and images chosen by Brethren, for Brethren. The series includes bulletins for 52 Sunday services plus love feast and Christmas Eve/Day and is shipped quarterly. The series has been enhancing the worship of Brethren congregations for over 50 years with prices that save churches both time and money. Call
Brethren Press at 800-441-3712 to start a subscription. Cost is $4.95 for 50 or $3.15 for 25. Bulletin size is 8 1/2 by 11 inch.
Written by some of the finest authors in the Church of the Brethren, these pocket-sized devotionals are published each Lent and Advent season and are suitable for congregations to provide to their members, to give to guests and visitors, or for individual use. Readers receive over 12 weeks of daily meditations with scripture and prayer to prepare them for the season. Frank Ramirez is the author of the next devotional in the series, titled “Ready” for Advent 2019. Cost is $4 or $7.95 for large print.
For more information and to order these materials online go to www.brethrenpress.com . To make telephone orders call Brethren Press at 800-441-3712.