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Books by VAUMC Clergy

Books written by Virginia UMC clergy may be helpful to VAUMC clergy and laity for personal reflection or for small group or other group study. Below find a listing of clergy who have shared their books with the conference Communications Office. To share your information, email [email protected].

*Books do not necessarily reflect the opinion or stance of the Virginia Conference.*

Courage: Jesus and the Call to Brave Faith

by: Tom Berlin

Defying Gravity:
Break Free from the Culture of More

by: Tom Berlin

Reckless Love
Jesus’ Call to Love Our Neighbor

by: Tom Berlin

Restored: Finding Redemption in Our Mess

by: Tom Berlin

The Generous Church:
A Guide for Pastors

by: Tom Berlin

The Life of Jesus for Lent

by: Mike Browder

Does Your Church Have a Prayer
Bible Study and leader’s guide for local church strategic mission planning

by: Marc Brown

Lay Servants
As Christian Transformational Leaders

by: Marc Brown

A Guide to Christian Administration

by: Tim Farabaugh

In the Beginning:
A Look at our world through the Lens of Environmental Science

by: Tim Farabaugh

Lay Pastoral Care Giving

by: Tim Farabaugh

Ministry to and with the Elderly

by: Tim Farabaugh

Restless Hearts:
Where Do I Go Now, God?

A curriculum with DVD for young adults exploring vocation.

by: Alex Joyner

A Space for Peace in the Holy Land:
An exploration of contemporary Israel and Palestine through history and theology containing ‘interludes’ with creative peacemakers.

by: Alex Joyner

Call Him God’s Son:
An Advent Study Based on the Revised Common Lectionary

by: Alex Joyner

Hard Times Come Again No More:
Suffering and Hope

by: Alex Joyner

Living Faithfully:
Human Sexuality and the United Methodist Church

by: Alex Joyner

What’s in the Bible About the Holy Spirit?:
What’s in the Bible and why should I care?

by: Alex Joyner

What’s in the Bible About Us?:
What’s in the Bible and why should I care?

by: Alex Joyner

Waiting for Life:
A Trial Guide for Discovering Christianity

by: Eric Kleppinger

Nevertheless, She Preached:
The Story of the Two Earliest Methodist Clergywomen in Virginia

by: Margaret Kutz

The Mission-Minded Guide to Church and School Partnerships

by: Jake McGlothin

Watermelon Seeds:
Stories, Thoughts and Ponderings of a Local Pastor Considering the Seeds of the Faithful

by: Steven Melester

Never Said It:
Stuff Jesus Never Said, So Stop Saying He Said It

by: Teer Hardy, Taylor Mertins, & Dr. Johanna Hartelius

There’s A Woman in the Pulpit:
Christian Clergywomen share their hard days, Holy moments, & the healing power of humor.

contributor: Deborah Lewis

I Like Big Buts:
Reflections on Romans

by: Taylor Mertins, Jason Micheli, & Teer Hardy

Crazy Talk:
The Stories Jesus Told

by: Taylor Mertins, Jason Micheli, & Teer Hardy

Cancer is Funny:
Keeping Faith in Stage-Serious Chemo

by: Jason Micheli

After Death, Then What?:
Comfort for those who are grieving.

by: Bass Mitchell

Amazing Grapes:
Reflections on Holy Communion

by: Bass Mitchell

God Believes In You!:
Hope and Encouragement When Times Get Tough

by: Bass Mitchell

The Mustard Seed Diary:
Stories of God’s grace in troubling times.

by: Jacob Sahms

An Effective Approach to Cooperative Parishes:
A Congregational Guide to Discernment and Implementation

by: Jason Stanley

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