Written by Gregg Brekke
The UCC's publication ministry announces the release of three titles by Pilgrim Press centered on personal and spiritual growth. The new titles are: "Our Money, Our Values: Building a Just and Sustainable World" by Holley Hewitt Ulbrich and Catherine Mobley; "The Indispensable Guide to God's Word" by Donald J. Brash; and "Forgiving Yourself: Why You Must, How You Can" by Robert H. Lauer and Jeanette C. Lauer.
Our Money, Our Values: Building a Just and Sustainable World
Holley Hewitt Ulbrich and Catherine Mobley
"Our Money, Our Values" explores critical steps for churches, community leaders and individuals to effectively and fundamentally transform their relationship with money into a positive tool for advocacy, building community and increasing social values. Ulrich and Mobley do more than proclaim and affirm that they believe in a just and sustainable world – the live out those values in every dimension of their personal and communal lives.
The book addresses how money is psychologically and socially connected to everyday life; identifies and explores shares social values and sheds light on how money is infused into communities, starting with personal relationships and extending to neighborhood networks, cities, faith communities and beyond. Each chapter offers ways to apply and transform an individual's or community's relationship with money into a means of service for a social, just and sustainable world.
Holley Hewitt Ulbrich is an applied economist. She received her M.T.S. from Candler School of Theology and her Ph.D. in economics from the University of Connecticut. She is the Senior Scholar at the Strom Thurmond Institute of Government and Public Affairs at Clemson University in South Carolina. Catherine Mobley is professor of sociology at Clemson University. She received her Ph.D from the University of Maryland.
The Indispensable Guide to God's Word
Donald J. Brash
The third book in the "Indispensable Guide" series, this edition offers tightly focused, relatively brief, accessible and practical books for students in seminary and programs for alternate paths to ministry and lay ministry. Each book introduces core concepts, provides ample illustrations and includes a helpful resource list.
As Brash notes in his latest work, pastoral ministry is a calling and a profession with many and varied tasks, requiring faithful and dutiful attention to the Bible, whether in preaching, worshiping, church Bible studies or in the classroom.
"God's Word" will equip laypersons, college students and beginning theological students alike to better understand how worldviews inform theologies of Scripture and how one theology of Scripture in particular may strengthen their interpretations.
Donald J. Brash is associate professor of Historical Theology at Palmer Theological Seminary, The Seminary of Eastern University. He received his Ph.D from Caspersen School of Graduate Studies at Drew University in Madison, N.J.
Forgiving Yourself: Why You Must, How You Can
Robert H. Lauer and Jeanette C. Lauer
Forgiving yourself can be the most difficult kind of forgiveness to practice – yet not forgiving yourself can be corrosive to your well-being. Self-forgiveness is the natural corollary to God's forgiveness.
This title focuses on the steps we can take to allow God's forgiveness into our lives and relationships. Filled with stories, examples and encouragement, it dispels common myths about self-forgiveness.
The Laurers pave the way for the reality that self-forgiveness is an act of love toward yourself. It also shows how to rid yourself of destructive and unwarranted anger and guilt in order to restore your sense of self-worth as a child of God.
Robert H. Lauer and Jeanette C. Lauer received their Ph.Ds from Washington University in St. Louis. They have written numerous articles published in religious and popular magazines, including "Psychology Today," "Self," "Family Weekly," "Ladies' Home Journal," "Readers' Digest" and "Marriage Partnership." Together, they are co-authors of 18 books.