Books Published by NEBCS Faculty, Staff, and Trustees
Did you know that several faculty, staff, and trustees of New England Bible College & Seminary are published authors?
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TERRENCE W. SMITH, COMMUNICATING LIKE JESUS
Communicating like Jesus is a compelling book based on the methods of the most masterful of communicators--Jesus Christ. The author has followed Christ's earthly ministry chronologically, discovering how He preached, taught and counseled people, and what made Him so effective! The writer reveals no less than fifty principles that Jesus employed which funnel down into seven categories or "laws." Communicating like Jesus is the perfect book for anyone who wishes to learn from the Master and become more effective in the art of communication.
You can find out more about Terrence at https://www.terrencewsmith.com/
JEFFREY D. ARTHURS, DEVOTE YOURSELF TO THE PUBLIC READING OF SCRIPTURE: THE TRANSFORMING POWER OF THE WELL-SPOKEN WORD; PREACHING WITH VARIETY; PREACHING AS REMINDING
How would your church be transformed if reading Scripture was a highlight of your services? Increasing the quantity and quality of Scripture-reading in your communal worship is a powerful way to reach the hearts of your congregation. Grounded in both solid theology and communication theory, Devote Yourself to the Public Reading of Scripture will teach readers how to present Scripture in a compelling way. The book's comprehensive approach includes everything from simple delivery skills to the history of public reading, how to build a culture that values public reading, group reading, and how to prepare yourself spiritually, mentally, and emotionally for public reading.
Do you sometimes catch folks nodding off during your Sunday message? Arthurs points to the creative imagination of the Master Communicator as a solution. He recommends shaping your sermon based on one of the six styles used by the writers of Scripture itself---psalms, narrative, parables, proverbs, epistles, and apocalyptic literature. Chapters feature practical "try this" suggestions and a quick checklist for each genre.
We know of the preacher's role as both teacher and proclaimer, but Jeffrey Arthurs adds another assignment: the Lord’s remembrancer. The remembrancer stirs the memory of Christ-followers, reminding them of the truths they once heard and fanning the flames of faith. We live in an age of forgetfulness, so when knowledge fades and conviction cools, the church needs to be reminded of the great truths of the faith. When done well, preaching-as-reminding is not empty, perfunctory repetition. Rather, it is the work of soul-watchers. Preaching as Reminding describes the dynamic role of the remembrancer, who prompts thankfulness and repentance, raises hope, fosters humility and wisdom, exhorts obedience, and encourages community.
To learn more about Jeffrey D. Arthurs visit https://www.gordonconwell.edu/faculty/current/jeffrey-arthurs/
KEVIN LAWSON, HOW TO THRIVE IN ASSOCIATE STAFF MINISTRY; THRIVING AS A SINGLE PERSON IN MINISTRY
One long-standing gap in congregational leadership literature has been research o the role of associate pastors and other professional staff members. Much of the writing on multiple-staff ministry has been from the perspective of the senior pastor. Kevin Lawson has made a major contribution in addressing the distinctive needs, circumstances, and opportunities of staff ministry.
Churches large and small across the world and in every denomination have rising numbers of single people on their leadership staff. This book presents a research-based perspective on the joys, opportunities, and challenges of being single in vocational ministry. Through extensive interviews and focus groups, the authors present both a practical application and a positive message for those serving God as single clergy or pastoral leaders.
To learn more about Kevin Lawson and his other published works, visit https://www.biola.edu/directory/people/kevin-lawson
TRIPP BERRY, THE WOODBENDER: BOOK 1 OF WAR OF THE NEPHILIM
What would you do if someone came for your family? What would you do if men came out of the dark, armed and capable of unspeakable evil, to take the one you love?
In a time gone by, the Earth grew green, lush, and was full of violence. Dinosaurs and men walked side by side… or one had the other for lunch! Before Noah’s Ark, people and animals ruled the earth, and not all of them were very nice.
Join Kenan, Anna, Wren, and Lidai on a journey to defend their village of Blacktree from the terrors of the White Spiders. This slaving company raids the world, attacking indiscriminately and taking women to their home nation, where evil has a free hand.
Will the young people of this backwater village be able to stop the White Spiders and rescue those who were kidnapped? Will Kenan understand the reality of God Almighty? Will Wren be able to control his actions? Will anyone ever actually listen to Lidai? And, for the love of all that is good and holy, someone please feed that raccoon!
To learn more about Tripp Berry, visit his Amazon page.
DR. JON MARK VERMILLION: A QUEST FOR TRUTH: FIRST CENTURY LESSONS, FOR TWENTY FIRST CENTURY LIFE
A Quest for Truth is an interaction with the ancient book of Romans, written by the Apostle Paul, in the middle of the 1st century A.D. This work was a gathering of sermons from Romans preached by the author, where he pastors in a quaint coastal village in Maine, U.S.A. Romans is an exciting book and one that is truly relevant for our times. We live in a world that is filled with various religions that are as vast and different as the variety of gelato flavors in Italy. The ancient city of Rome was the center of one of the greatest empires that spanned from Jordon to England. With modern roads, the emperors could reach just about anywhere in 8 days. Through the use of aqueducts, both hot and cold running water was available for towns and cities. History is often taught with an evolutionary grid placed over it. The implication is that people and societies started out primitive and over time evolved into more sophisticated and technologically advanced cultures.
When we look at the Romans, their culture is a shrine that quickly debunks this theory of development from the simple to the complex. The Romans prove to us today that God has placed intelligence in His creation from the very beginning of creation. Let's journey together on a quest for truth, as we seek first century lessons for twenty first century life.
To learn more about Dr. Jon Mark Vermillion visit his Amazon page.
MOLLY SPARLING: GROWING YOUR LIFE IN CHRIST: A STUDY OF TITUS 2 FOR YOUNG WOMEN
Growing Your Life in Christ is a devotional Bible study of Titus 2 for young women. Written to encourage young women to search the Scriptures themselves, the foundation of the study is a daily quiet time with Scripture reading and journaling. Each chapter examines a specific area that older women are to teach younger women from Titus 2:3-5:
To be sober, love your husband, love your children, be discreet, pure, busy at home, good and submissive to your own husband.
Each topic is examined from the perspective of what God's will is in a young women's life and what it looks like to develop and practice godliness now. For example, what is Biblical love? What does submission mean? How does God's desire for Biblical submission in marriage impact the sort of man you will be praying for as a future husband? Many topics are immensely practical such as "Busy at Home": how does a young woman develop and practice skills now that will benefit not only her future life but also her family today?
The study focuses on growth in Christ from the practical analogy of planting a garden: what seed is sown, and how diligent is the keeping, the watering, and the weeding. It is the author's aim and prayerful hope that young women will be strengthened and watered in the Word of God both through the study and then through their lives as they learn the practice of a daily quiet time with the Lord.
To learn more about Molly Sparling visit her Amazon page.