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ABCRM Library

If you are like many people in the ABCRM Region, you love reading books relating to Christianity in some form. ABCRM has some books that may be of interest to you.

As a way of providing more services for you as a part of the Region,these books are available to be checked out. The books can be checked out at the ABCRM office at 9085 E. Mineral Cir., Suite 170, in Centennial, CO, 80112, or you can pay shipping and we can send a book to you. These books must be returned within five weeks or a small fee will be charged.

The books listed below are in alphabetical order by title. Some books are linked to the publishers page. If you would like a list of books by Author/Editor click here.

Please take advantage of this FREE resource to the Region. The library is growing with new titles each month, so check back often.

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Title Author/Editor Copyright
7 Habits of Highly Effective People, The Covey, Stephen R. ©1989
8 Essentials For Catalyst Becoming a Change Maker Leader, The Lomenick, Brad ©2013
A Change of Pastors; And How it Affects Change in the Congregation Mead, Loren B. ©2005
A Door Set Open; Grounding Change in Mission and Hope Steinke, Peter L. ©2010
A History of the Baptist  Torbet, Robert G. ©1993
A Janitor for Jesus Azar, Rev. Dr. Thomas Paul ©1999
A Lifelong Call to Learn: Continuing Education for Religious Leaders Reber, Robert E. & D. Bruce Roberts ©2010
Activating Leadership in the Small Church Burt, Steve ©1988
Advantage, The Lencioni, Patrik ©2012
All Dressed Up With Nowhere to Hunt (CD) Fennell, Justin N. ©2009
Amazing Gifts; Stories of Faith, Disability, and Inclusion Pinsky, Mark I. ©2012
Bee Eater, The Whitmire, Richard ©2011
Before the Thunder Rolls; Devotions for NASCAR Fans Beaver, Dale ©2007
Biblical History of Israel and the Kingdom of God Alcordo, Dr. Isabelo S., Ph.D. ©2003
Blessed Are the Peacemakers Buttry, Daniel L. ©2011
Blessed Connections: Relationships That Sustain Vital Ministry Schwanz, Judith A. ©2008
Beyond the Ordinary; 10 Strengths of U.S. Congregations Woolever, Cynthia & Debora Bruce ©2004
Boundaries for Leaders Cloud, Dr. Henry ©2013
Business of the Church, The Wimberly Jr., John W. ©2010
Call to Lead, The Hybels, Bill, John Ortberg & Dan B. Allender ©2008
Called for Life; Finding Meaning in Retirement Clayton, Paul C. ©2008
Christian Camp Leader, The Badke, Jim ©2013
Caring Pastors, Caring People Equipping Your Churchfor Pastoral Care Mcmickle, Marvin A. ©2011
Choosing Partnership, Sharing Ministry Bailey, Marcia Barnes ©2007
Choosing the Kingdom; Missional Preaching for the Household of God Dally, John Addison ©2008
Christianity for the Rest of Us; How the Neighborhood Church is Transforming the Faith Bass, Diana Butler ©2006
Church of All Ages; Generations Worshipping Together, The Vanderwell, Howeard, Ed. ©2008
Church on the Edge of Somewhere; Ministry, Marginality, and the Future Thompson, George B., Jr. ©2007
Claiming the Beatitudes: Nine Stories from a New Generation Howard, Anne Sutherland ©2009
Connected; Christian Parenting in an Age of IM and MySpace Kendall, Peggy ©2007
Creating a Healthier Church; Family Systems Theory, Leadership, and Congregational Life Richardson, Ronald W. ©1996
Creating the Future Together; Methods to Inspire Your Whole Faith Community Mead, Loren B. & Billie T. Alban ©2008
Daring Greatly Browne, Brene' ©2012
Decìdete Tu Dìa es Hoy; 12 Pricipios que te llevarán a la grandeza López, Dr. Oscar ©2010
Decisive How to Make Better Choices in Life and Work (audio CDs) Heath, Chip & Dan Heath ©2013
Deep & Wide (DVDs) Stanley, Andy ©2013
Dimensions of Forgiveness; Psychological Research & Theological Perspectives Worthington, Everett L. Jr. Ed. ©1998
Direct Mail for Dummies Goldsmith, Richard ©2000

Discerning God's Will Together

A Spiritual Practice for the Church

Morris, Danny E. & Charles M. Olsen ©2012
Disciple-Making Teachers; How to EquipAdults for Growth and Action Hunt, Josh & Dr. Larry Mays ©1998
Doing What Works in Brief Therapy Quick, Ellen K. ©2008
Empowering Laity, Engaging Leaders; Tapping the Root for Ministry Gillies, Susan E. and M. Ingrid Dvirnak ©2012
Ending with Hope; A Resource for Closing Congregations Gaede, Beth Ann, Ed. ©2002
Entering the World of the Small Church Pappas, Anthony G. ©2000
Entering the World of the Small Church; A Guide for Leaders Pappas, Anthony G. ©1988
Externally Focused Church, The Rusaw, Rick & Eric Swanson ©2004
Externally Focused Quest, The Swanson, Eric & Rick Rusaw ©2010
Extraordinary Relationships; A New Way of Thinking About Human Interactions Gilbert, Roberta M. M.D. ©1992
Finding Mrs. Warnecke; The Difference Teachers Make Rigsbee, Cindi ©2010

First Person Preaching

Bringing New Life to Biblical Stories

Buttry, Daniel L. ©1998
Flight to Tifton (DVD) Fennell, Justin N. ©2009
Focus; The Top Ten Things People Want and Need from You and Your Church Hawkins, Greg L. & Cally Parkinson ©2009
Forgiveness; Theory, Research, and Practice McCullough, Michael E., Kenneth I. Pargament, & Carl E. Thoresen Eds. ©2000
From A Mustard Seed: Enlivening Worship and Music in the Small Church Epperly, Bruce G. & Daryl Hollinger ©2010
From One Brother to Another; Voices of African American Men Key, William J. & Robert Johnson-Smith II, Eds. ©1996
From One Brother to Another; Voices of African American Men; Vol. 2 Wright, Jeremiah A., Jr. ©2003
Funding Your Ministry: Fundraising Morton, Scott ©2007

Getting to Yes

Negotiating Agreement Without Giving In

Fisher, Roger & William Ury ©1981
Gifts of an Uncommon Life; The Practice of Comtemplative Activism Friend, Howard E., Jr. ©2008
Giving to a Giving God; How to Improve Giving in the Local Church Smith, J. Alfred, Senior ©1992
God's Tapestry; Understanding and Celebrating Differences Kondrath, William M. ©2008
Gospel According to Dr. Seuss, The Kemp, James W. ©2004
Grace at the Table; Ending Hunger in God's World Beckmann, David & Arthur Simon ©1999
Grace for the Journey; Practices and Possibilites for the In-between Times Thompson, Beverly A. & George B Thompson, Jr. ©2011
Great by Choice Collins, Jim & Morten T. Hansen ©2011
Greening Spaces for Worship and Ministry; Congregations, Their Building, and Creation Care Torgerson, Mark A. ©2012
Grounded in God (Revised Edition); Listening Hearts Discernment for Group Deliberations Farnham, Suzanne G., Stephanie A. Hull, & R. Taylor McLean ©1999
Guys; 10 Fearless, Faith-Focused Sessions on Issues That Matter to Guys Jessup, Dan, Helen Musick, and Crystal Kirgiss ©2002
Healthy Congregations; A Systems Approach Steinke, Peter L. ©2006
Healthy Small Church; Diagnosis and Treatment for the Big Issues, The Bickers, Dennis ©2005
Heart, Mind, and Strength: Theory and Practice for Congregational Leadership Jones, Jeffrey D. ©2008
Hole in Our Gospel, The (Six-Week Quest) Stearns, Richard ©2010
Holy Places; Matching Sacred Space with Mission and Message DeMott, Nancy, Tim Shapiro & Brent Bill ©2007
Honest to God Church; A Pathway to God's Grace, The Bixby, Doug ©2007
How to Talk Confidently with Your Child About Sex Buth, Lenore ©1998
How to Win Friends and Influence People Carnegie, Dale ©1936
How You are Changing Graver, Jane ©1998
How Your Church Family Works; Understanding Congregations as Emotional Systems Steinke, Peter L. ©1993
Howard Malcom and the Great Mission Advance Mild, Warren P. ©1988
If This is the Way the World Works Avery, William O. & Beth Ann Gaede ©2007
Imagining Church: Seeing Hope in a World of Change Shockley, Gary and Kim ©2009
Improving Your Multiple Staff Ministry; How to Work Together More Effectively Nuechterlein, Anne Marie ©1989
In Dying We are Born; The Challenge and the Hope for Congregations Bush, Peter ©2008

In God's Presence

Encountering, Experiencing, and Embracing the Holy in Worship

Standish, N. Graham ©2010
Inside the Large Congregation Beaumont, Susan ©2011
In the Grip of Grace; You Can't Fall Beyond His Love (Large Print Edition) Lucado, Max ©1999
It's Not Too Late: A Field Guide to Hope Bob Sitze ©2010
Just Clean Fun (CD) Fennell, Justin N. ©MCMXCI
Just Don't Marry One; Interracial Dating, Marriage, and Parenting Yancey, George A. & Sherelyn Whittum Yancey ©2002
Just Heaven Fun (DVD) Fennell, Justin N.  
Just Walk Across the Room Hybels, Bill ©2006
Keep Climbing; Turning the Challenges of Life into Adventures of the Spirit MacDonald, Gail ©1989
Kairos Covenant; Standing with South African Christians, The Logan, Willis H., ed. ©1988
Land Between, The; Finding God in Difficult Transitions Manion, Jeff ©2010
Leadership Axioms Hybels, Bill ©2008
Leading From the Table Galbreath, Paul ©2008
Leading Through the Water Galbreath, Paul ©2011
Learning the Way; Reclaiming Wisdom from the Earliest Christian Communities Williams, Cassandra D. Carkuff ©2009
Letter to My Daughter Angelou, Maya ©2008
Listen for God's Leading: A Workbook for Corporate Spiritual Discernment Isenhower, Valerie K. & Judith A. Todd ©2009
Little Church that Could; Raising Small Church Esteem, The Burt, Steven E. & Hazel Ann Roper ©2000
Live in the Underground Church (DVD) Fennell, Justin N. ©2009
Living into the Answers: A Workbook for Personal Spiritual Discernment Isenhower, Valerie K. & Judith A. Todd ©2008
Lost in the Middle?: Claiming an Inclusive Faith for Christians Who Are Both Liberal and Evangelical Wildman, Wesley J. & Stephen Chapin Garner ©2009
Love, Sex, and God Ameiss, Bill & Jane Graver ©1998
Made to Stick / Why Sme Ideas Survive and Others Die (audio CDs) Heath, Chip & Dan Heath ©2007

Making Peace with Conflict

Practical Skills for Conflict Transformation

Schrock-Shenk, Carolyn & Lawrence Ressler ©1999
Managing Me 6 Choices For a No-Regrets Life Graves, Dr. Stephen R. ©2013

Managing Polarities in Congregations

Eight Keys for Thriving Faith Communities

Oswald, Roy M. & Barry Johnson ©2010
Meandering Way; Leading by Following the Spirit, The Shockley, Gary A. ©2007
Ministry Greenhouse; Cultivating Environments for Practical Learning Hillman, George M., Jr ©2008
Mission in Christ's Way Newbigin, Lesslie ©1987
Modeling Mary in Christian Discipleship Burns, John ©2007
Money Answer Book, The Ramsey, Dave ©2004
Money, Motivation, and Mission in the Small Church Pappas, Anthony ©1989
Morning Meetings with Jesus; 180 Devotions for Teachers Drake, Susan O'Carroll ©2008
Multidimensional Ministry; For Today's Black Family Hill, Johnny B., ed. ©2007
Nature and Destiny of Man, The Niebuhr, Reinhold ©1941
New Conspirators, The Sine, tom ©2008
"Once a Drug Addict....." Schock, Rev. Harold D. ©1988
One Step at a Time; A Pilgrim's Guide to Spirit-Led Living Geoffrion, Timothy C. ©2008
Onward; How Starbucks Fought for Its Life without Losing Its Soul Schultz, Howard ©2011
Open Source Church; Making Room for the Wisdom of All Whitsitt, Landon ©2011
Our Iceberg is Melting; Changing and Succeeding Under Any Conditions Kotter, John & Holger Rathgeber ©2005
Parenting Teens With Love and Logic; Preparing Adolescents for Responsible Adulthood Cline, Foster W. M.D. & Jim Fay ©1992
Pastor, Church & Law Volume One: Legal Issues for Pastors Hammar, Richard R. ©2008
Pathway to Renewal; Practical Steps for Congregations Smith, Daniel P. & Mary K. Sellon ©2008
Paying Attention; Focusing Your Congregation on What Matters Peluso-Verdend, Gary E. ©2005
Peoples of the Golden Triangle Lewis, Paul & Elaine ©1984
Playbook for Christian Manhood; 12 Key Plays for Black Teen Boys Perkins, James C.  ©2008
Playground Prayers and Monkey Bar Meditations Low, Rob ©2012
Power of a Whisper, The (audi CDs) Hybels, Bill ©2010
Practicing Congregation, The: Imagining A New Old Church Bass, Diana Butler ©2004
Prayer of Jabez, The Wilkinson, Bruce ©2000
Preaching Ethically; Being True to the Gospel, Your Congregation, & Yourself Sisk, Ronald D. ©2008
Present Future; Six Tough Questions for the Church, The McNeal, Reggie ©2003

Pursuing Pastoral Excellence

Pathways to Fruitful Leadership

Hopkins, Paul E. ©2011
Reframing Hope; Vital Ministry in a New Generation Merritt, Carol Howard ©2010
Reinventing Worship; Prayers, Reading, Special Services and More Berglund, Brad ©2006
Religious Education: Vol. 91, Num. 4 Alexander, H. A., ed. ©1996
Rewired; Youth Ministry in an Age of IM and MySpace Kendall, Peggy ©2007
Roots of Resistance; The Nonviolent Ethic of Martic Luther King, Jr. Watley, William D. ©1985
Sacred Strategies; Transforming Synagogues from Functional to Visionary Aron, Isa, Steven M. Cohen, Lawrence A. Hoffman, and Ari Y. Kelman ©2010
Scattering Seeds; Cultivating Church Vitality Garner, Stephen Chapin and Jerry Thornell ©2011
Sermons on Special Days; Preaching Through the Year in the Black Church Watley, William D. ©1987
Sex and the New You Bimler, Rich ©1998
Shack, The Young, William P. ©2007
Shame-Less Lives, Grace-Full Congregations McClintock, Karen A. ©2012
Soul Detox: Clean Living in a Contaminated World Groeschel, Craig ©2012
Soul Fitness Haynes III, Fredrick D. ©2007
Sounds of Our Offerings, The; Achieving Excellence in Church Music Kroeker, Charlotte ©2011
Spark Jaggard, Jason ©2012
Spirit's Tether, The Warford, Malcom L. ©2011

Starting With Spirit

Nuturing Your Call to Pastoral Leadership

Epperly, Bruce G. ©2011
Stepping Forward; Synagogue Visioning & Planning Leventhal, Robert ©2008
Steward; A Biblical Symbol Come of Age, The Hall, Douglas John ©1990
Stewardarship of Life in the Kingdom of Death, The Hall, Douglas John ©1985
Strategy 3. Graves, Dr. Stephen R. ©2013

Studying Congregations

A New Handbook

Ammerman, Nancy T., Jackson W. Carroll, Carl S. Dudley, & William McKiney ©1998
Sun Stand Still; What Happens When You Dare to ask God for the Impossible Furtick, Steven ©2010
Take Ten Volume 2 (DVD) Willow Creek ©2010
Taking Discipleship Seriously; A Radical Biblical Approach Sine, Tim ©1985
Telling the Story; Evangelism in Black Churches Stallings, James O. ©1988
Tempted to Leave the Cross; Renewing the Call to Discipleship Flores, Ernest R. ©2007
That Tornado Missed My Tomatoes (CD) Fennell, Justin N. ©2001
This Train is Bound for Glory; The Story of America's Chapel Cars Taylor, Wilma Rugh & Norman Thomas Taylor ©1999
Tomorrow's Synagogue Today; Creating Vibrant Centers of Jewish Life Herring, Heyim ©2012
Thriving Churches in the Twenty-First Century McIntosh, Gary L. & Daniel Reeves ©2006
Transforming Church Boards into Communities of Spiritual Leaders Olsen, Charles M. ©1995
Travel Book, The; A Guide to American Baptist Mission & Historical Sites Brackney, William H. ©1982
Tribal Church; Ministering to the Missing Generation Merritt, Carol Howard ©2007
U.S. Lifestyles and Mainline Churches Sample, Tex ©1990
Violence Among Us; Ministry to Families in Crisis Branson, Brenda & Paula J. Silva ©2007
What (Almost) Nobody Will Tell You About Sex Hancock, Jim ©2001
What is a Healthy Church Dever, Mark ©2005
When God Speaks Through Worship: Stores Congregations Live By Satterlee, Craig A. ©2009
When God Speaks Through You; How Faith Convictions Shape Preaching and Mission Satterlee, Craig A. ©2008
When Moses Meets Aaron; Staffing and Supervision in Large Congregations Rendle, Gil & Susan Beaumont ©2007
Who Stole My Church MacDonald, Gordon ©2007
Winning Grants to Strengthen Your Ministry Skjegstad, Joy ©2007
Wisdom of the Seasons, The: How the Church Year Helps Us Understand Our Congregational Stories Olsen, Charles M. ©2010
With Integrity of Heart; Living Values in Changing Times Elliott, Clifford ©1991
Work of the Chaplain, The Paget, Naomi K. & Janet R. McCormack ©2006
Worship Frames; How We Shape and Interpret Our Experience of God Kapp, Deborah J. ©2008

Your Church Can Grow

Seven Vital Signs of a Healthy Church

Wagner, C. Peter ©1976
Youth Ministry in City Churches Roehlkepartain, Eugene C. ©1989

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