Two new books are now available from Nurturing Faith Books, the publishing imprint of Good Faith Media.

Morning Conversations on the Creation of a People and Place: Genesis-Ruth by Jon R. Roebuck follows the natural order of the Bible, spanning the biblical narrative from the opening chapter of Genesis to the end of the book of Ruth.

Using the pattern from his Morning Conversations book that shared devotions on each chapter of the Christian testament, Roebuck’s latest book is the first of a five-volume set that will offer chapter-by-chapter reflections on the Hebrew Bible. Each chapter provides an observation, an application and a prayer based on the biblical text being discussed.

“My hope is that you will take the time, not to simply read what I have written, but to reflect with me on what the ancients have written,” Roebuck writes in the preface. “I hope you will discover a lot about God’s story — the one carefully crafted and persevered for you. For in hearing God’s story, you will hear the echoing refrain of God’s desire to know you, to love you and to redeem you. Welcome to the conversation.”

Wallace W. Horton’s Windows on Worship: 52 Devotional Readings for Those Who Lead, Plan and Engage in Worshipping God offers insight and guidance on Christian worship.

Subjects addressed in the essays as they relate to worship range from prayer and the Trinity to preparation and team sports, combining both theological and ecclesial reflection with practical suggestions and guidance.

“In the 52 insightful essays covering five areas—personal devotion, worship theology and practice, preparing for worship, the church year and worship, and worship that transforms lives—we see the depth of Dr. Horton’s heart, his great love for the church, and his passion for worship,” Daniel Sharp, professor at The Robert E. Webber Institute for Worship Studies, noted in the foreword.

“This combination makes for compelling reading. The book could be an excellent resource for a weekly study for a team of musicians, a choir, a worship committee, or a source of topics for a pastoral staff discussion.”

Drawing on his 40-plus years of worship leadership at several congregations, Horton’s reflections will help readers strengthen their devotional life, better understand a biblical theology of worship, prepare for worshipping, gain a deeper appreciation for the liturgical calendar and recognize how God transforms lives through worship.

The book is part of Webber Institute Books (WIB), the publishing arm of the Robert E. Webber Institute for Worship Studies (IWS), which are published through an agreement with Good Faith Media to provide a means for disseminating to the general public varying and differing views concerning the many aspects of worship and Christian life.

Morning Conversations on the Creation of a People and Place and Windows on Worship are both available in paperback for $18 (with free shipping) from GFM’s bookstore.

An e-book for each title will be available on Amazon (Kindle) and Barnes and Noble (Nook) soon.

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