Journey inside the pages of Scripture to meet a personal God who enters individual lives and begins a creative work from the inside out. Shaped with the individual in mind, Immersion encourages simultaneous engagement both with the Word of God and with the God of the Word to become a new creation in Christ. Immersion, inspired by a fresh translation--the Common English Bible--stands firmly on Scripture and helps readers explore the emotional, spiritual, and intellectual needs of their personal faith. More importantly, theyll be able to discover Gods revelation through readings and reflections.
J. Ellsworth Kalas is the author of more than 35 books, including the popular Back Side series, A Faith of Her Own, Strong Was Her Faith, I Bought a House on Gratitude Street, and The Thirteen Apostles. He was a United Methodist pastor for 38 years and has been part of the faculty of Asbury Theological Seminary since 1993, formerly serving as president and now as senior professor of homiletics.
Jack A. Keller, Jr. served as project editor for the critically-acclaimed and best-selling New Interpreter's Bible commentary series. Dr. Keller is co-editor of the 26-volume Immersion Bible Studies series. A regular Sunday school teacher himself, he has been writing and editing resources for laity, pastors, students, and scholars for more than 25 years.
As a Christian educator and pastor, Mark Price has spent most of the last twenty-five years teaching and studying the Bible within the context of congregational ministry. He has served in various-sized churches in Georgia, Kentucky, Virginia, and most recently Tennessee, where he is presently the Minister for Spiritual Formation on staff at Christ United Methodist Church in Franklin. From 1999-2009, Mark worked for The United Methodist Publishing House as part of the editorial team responsible for the DISICIPLE Bible study program. In that role, he supervised the revision of the foundational DISCIPLE: Become Disciples Through Bible Study course and conceived and developed six studies in the Short-Term DISCIPLE series. All of Mark's work and ministry is shaped and supported by his family--his wife, Marne', and his two children, Kathryn and Chris--and his particular grab bag of skills and interests. Mark is a calligrapher/graphic artist, a writing teacher, a musician, a worship space designer, a community theater actor, and an occasional pirate for hire (birthday parties mostly). He loves a roaring fire, a robust cup of coffee, a good book, Hitchcock movies, classical music, racquetball, college basketball, and breakfast anytime at the Waffle House