Brethren Press Kicks off 20th Year of Faithquest Imprint with Study on Hebrews

“Celebrating the Church of the Brethren’s 300th Anniversary in 2008″

(Jan. 11, 2008) — Brethren Press, the publishing house of the Church of the Brethren, celebrated the 20th year of its faithQuest imprint by releasing “Hebrews: Beyond Christianity 101.” The study guide becomes the 38th title in the Covenant Bible Studies Series, a series introduced in 1988 as a new relational Bible study especially designed for small groups.

The series began as the curriculum for a small group program called People of the Covenant. Though the program has since completed its run, the Bible study series was continued because of requests from ongoing groups. The study guides maintain their original purpose of challenging committed Christians to become biblically informed, socially aware and relationally sensitive.

“Hebrews: Beyond Christianity 101″ focuses on the book of Hebrews in the New Testament. Author and spiritual director Edward L. Poling offers hope for the spiritually stagnant and invites believers to move beyond the shallow shorelines of elementary faith and into the deeper waters of lasting spiritual maturity.

Edward L. Poling is pastor of Hagerstown (Md.) Church of the Brethren. He has facilitated spiritual direction since 1994, receiving his training through the Shalem Institute for Spiritual Formation in Bethesda, Maryland. Poling has been a contributor on past Brethren Press projects. This is his first book.

Brethren Press is the publishing house of the Church of the Brethren. For 111 years it has published books, curriculum, and other resources that challenge Christians to embrace a practical faith.

Order “Hebrews: Beyond Christianity 101″ from Brethren Press for $6.95 plus shipping and handling. Call 800-441-3712.

–Jeff Lennard is director of marketing for Brethren Press.


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