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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…

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…

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…

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…

Money and Possessions: Interpretation: Resources for the Use of Scripture in the Church

Money and Possessions: Interpretation: Resources for the Use of Scripture in the Church

by Walter Brueggemann

The Bible is rich with complex and diverse material on the topic of money and possessions. Indeed, a close look at many scriptural texts reveals that economics is a core preoccupation of the biblical tradition. In this new work, highly regarded preacher and scholar Walter Brueggemann explores the recurring theme of money and possessions in the Old and New Te… Read more…

Reality, Grief, Hope: Three Urgent Prophetic Tasks

Reality, Grief, Hope: Three Urgent Prophetic Tasks

by Walter Brueggemann

Walter Brueggemann is one of the most highly regarded Old Testament scholars of our time; talk-show host Krista Tippett has even called him "a kind of theological rock star." In this new book Brueggemann incisively probes our society-in-crisis from the ground up.Pointing out striking correlations between the catastrophe of 9/11 and the destruction of… 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…

Gift and Task: A Year of Daily Readings and Reflections

Gift and Task: A Year of Daily Readings and Reflections

by Walter Brueggemann

The God whom we meet in Scripture is one who gives generous gifts in the wonder of creation, in the miracle of emancipation and reconciliation, and in the surprise of transformation. We are invited to receive those abundant gifts on a daily basis, with a posture of anticipation, awe, and gratitude. In response, we accept the worthy task of daily discipleship… 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…

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…

A Way other than Our Own: Devotions for Lent

A Way other than Our Own: Devotions for Lent

by Walter Brueggemann

Lent recalls times of wilderness and wandering, from newly freed Hebrew slaves in exile to Jesus' temptation in the desert. God has always called people out of their safe, walled cities into uncomfortable places, revealing paths they would never have chosen. Despite our culture of self-indulgence, we too are c… 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…


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