Academy of Parish Clergy – 2013 Books of the Year

January 30, 2013 — 1 Comment

 

Academy of Parish Clergy

I had the honor last year of representing the ERB at the Academy of Parish Clergy annual conference.

The Academy has recently named their 2013 Books of the Year, and we are proud to announce them here!

The Book of the Year and Reference Book of the Year Awards will be made at the Annual Conference of the Academy, February 19-21, 2013, at the Canterbury Retreat and Conference Center, Orlando, FL.

Academy of Parish Clergy

Why Did Jesus, Moses, the Buddha, and Mohammed Cross the Road?: Christian Identity in a Multi-Faith World

The 2013 Book of the Year Award goes to Why Did Jesus, Moses, the Buddha, and Mohammed Cross the Road?: A Christian Identity in a Multi-Faith World by Brian D. McLaren (Jericho Press). The Book of the Year Award is given to the best book published for parish ministry in the previous year.


New Testament, The: A Historical and Theological Introduction

The Reference Book of the Year Award is given to The New Testament: A Historical and Theological Introduction by Donald A. Hagner (Baker Academic Press).

In addition to the Book of the Year, the Academy has selected the following books as the Top Ten Books for Parish Ministry published in 2012.

A Woman Called: Piecing Together the Ministry Puzzle
by Sara Gaston Barton
(ACU Press)


Christianity After Religion: The End of Church and the Birth of a New Spiritual Awakening

by Diana Butler Bass
(HarperOne)

[ Review ... ]

Dementia: Living in the Memories of God
by John Swinton
(Eerdmans)

Leading Congregations through Crisis
by Gregory Hunt
(Chalice Press)


Speaking of Dying: Recovering the Church’s Voice in the Face of Death

by Fred Craddock, Dale Goldsmith, and Joy V. Goldsmith
(Brazos Press)

[ Review... ]

Still: Notes on a Mid-Faith Crisis
by Lauren Winner
(HarperOne)

The Power of Parable: How Fiction by Jesus Became Fiction about Jesus
by John Dominic Crossan
(HarperOne)


The Color of Christ: The Son of God and the Saga of Race in America

by Edward Blum and Paul Harvey
(UNC Press)

[ Review... ]


The Gospel of John: A Commentary
by Frederick Brunner

Torn: Rescuing the Gospel from the Gays-vs.-Christians Debate

by Justin Lee
(Jericho Books)

[ Review... ]

Thanks to the Academy of Parish Clergy for this list of excellent books!

  • Aileen Barcaly

    John Swinton’s book is a must for anyone with an interest in church mission, particularly to people with dementia, their family, friends and carers. Every minister, pastor and priest should read it