"Fresh, inviting, and transformational,"---Circuit Rider. For use with the new Common English Bible (or any translation), these fascinating studies focus on key events, people, teachings, or ideas from Scripture. There are six to eight sessions per book, with leader helps. Written by an impressive list of contributors. 104 pages, softcover. Abingdon.
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 translationthe Common English Biblestands 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.
Hosea, Joel, Amos, Obadiah, Jonah has eight sessions.
Bruce G. Epperly is an ordained minister in the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) and United Church of Christ. He has written more than 20 books in the areas of theology, spirituality, ministerial excellence, spiritual formation, and healing and wholeness. Recognized as a leader in lay and pastoral faith formation, he served as Director of Continuing Education and Professor of Practical Theology at Lancaster Theological Seminary (2003-2010). Prior to that, he was Director of the Protestant Ministry and Adjunct Professor in Theology, Spirituality, and Medicine at Georgetown University and Medical School (1982-1999), and Acting Associate Dean, Assistant to the President for On-line Programs, and Adjunct Professor in Theology, Spirituality, and Pastoral Care at Wesley Theological Seminary (2000-2003). He has also served as an interim minister in Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) and United Church of Christ congregations as well as pastor of Disciples United Community Church (Disciples of Christ/United Church of Christ) from 2004-2010. Dr. Epperly speaks regularly throughout North America and has appeared on Nightline, ABC World News Tonight, and PBS News Hour.