Welcome to our new catalogue, please click on the book images for more information or to purchase LENT & EASTER 2012 Order online at www.mediacom.org.au or phone Toll free 1800 811311 The Sanctuary for Lent 2012 By Robert V Dodd Brief readings for each day in Lent, including a suggested Scripture, a short devotion and a prayer. An ideal Lenten gift for your Church members! Abingdon Press, 48 pages Product Code AB4048 $1.25 SMALL GROUP STUDIES FOR LENT Four Cardinal Virtues By Ian Price In an age of moral confusion, is it time to revisit what it means to live a virtuous life? In this new study by Ian Price, we explore what constitutes virtue and tease out the four classical cardinal virtues of Prudence, Justice, Temperance and Courage as the basis for living a worthwhile life. MediaCom Education Inc Product Code MC504 $10.00 10 or more copies Product Code MC504D $9.00 each Call Him Savior Scriptures for the Church Seasons: Lent 2012 Each lesson in this lectionary-based group study includes commentary and relevant questions based on the Revised Common Lectionary readings. Participant’s Guide Abingdon Press, 64 pages Product Code AB1625 $11.75 Leader’s Guide Abingdon Press, 32 nested pages Product Code AB1626 $11.75 Mosaic When God Uses All the Pieces – a Lenten Study for Adults By Shane Stanford Seven sessions focusing on how God uses the brokenness in people’s lives to make them better. Abingdon Press, 64 pages Product Code AB1628 $11.75 Way Words A Daily Itinerary for Lent By John Indermark One of the earliest designations of the church was “The Way,” a name for Christ’s followers that implies journey and direction. Here is an “itinerary” for those who choose to travel this way during Lent. Abingdon Press, 112 pages Product Code AB3065 $13.00 The Seven Next Words of Christ Finding Hope in the Resurrection Sayings By Shane Stanford Shane Stanford breathes life into the Easter faith with his lively exploration of the ‘Seven Next Words’ of Christ, words full of resurrection surprise and vitality that will reinvigorate your faith that ‘Christ is Risen, he has risen indeed.’ Abingdon Press, 98 pages Product Code AB9821 $19.45 Meditations on the Cross By Dietrich Bonhoeffer Ideal for devotional reading and personal reference, these excerpts from sermons and letters contain Bonhoeffer’s personal and faithful words about the crucifixion and the power of the cross for all Christians. Westminster John Knox Press, 128 pages Product Code WJK755 $22.25 FROM THE UPPER ROOM Reaching Toward Easter Devotions for Lent By Derek Maul Maul challenges readers to journey from Ash Wednesday through Resurrection Sunday. Along the way they will discover the focused opportunity Lent provides to sit at the table with Jesus like the disciples; to walk the dusty path from Bethany to the very gates of Jerusalem, observing the Master; and to listen closely to Christ’s words of grace, hope and challenge. Group study guide included. Upper Room Books, 160 pages Product Code TUR1061 $20.85 Shadows, Darkness and Dawn A Lenten Journey with Jesus By Thomas R Steagald Follow the shadows and darkness of the Lenten season to the light of God, illuminated through the powerful story of Jesus’ resurrection. Upper Room Books, 160 pages Product Code TUR1032 $19.75 The Awkward Season Prayers for Lent By Pamela C Hawkins For each day of the week, prayers of invocation, confession, intercession and thanksgiving are shaped around a theme prompted by the psalm for the day. Upper Room Books, 128 pages Product Code TUR9997 $19.75 Forty Days to a Closer Walk with God The Practice of Centering Prayer By J David Muyskens Are you trying to do it all yourself? God seeks a two-way communication. Using Centering Prayer, a simple but deeply powerful prayer practice, the author invites you to spend time daily focusing your heart on the Lord. Upper Room Books Product Code TUR9904 $19.75 Sacred Breath 40 Days of Centering Prayer By J David Muyskens When life takes an unexpected turn that leaves you reeling, sometimes you have to remind yourself to just breathe. But God is closer than the air you breathe and this book helps you breathe deeply in the presence of God. Upper Room Books, 144 pages Product Code TUR1031 $20.95 The Final Days of Jesus The Archaeological Evidence By Shimon Gibson A world renowned archaeologist reveals the historic footprint of Jesus in Jerusalem and what really happened during the final days. Gibson reveals how archaeology has a major role to play not only in how the gospels should be read and understood, but also in understanding Jesus in His world. Harper Collins Religious, 272 pages Product Code HCP849 $25.95 The Last Week What the Gospels Really Teach About Jesus’s Final Days in Jerusalem By Marcus J Borg and John Dominic Crossan Using the best of biblical and historical scholarship, these bestselling authors rediscover a new way of understanding the Passion Week and its monumental events. Harper Collins Religious, 256 pages Product Code HCP260 $24.95 From Advent’s Alleluia to Easter’s Morning Light Poetry for Worship, Study and Devotion By Ann Weems This collection of poems is organized to follow the liturgical year from Advent through Easter. Westminster John Knox Press, 160 pages Paperback Product Code WJK491 $19.75 Kneeling in Jerusalem Poetry for Lent and Easter By Ann Weems In her inimitably powerful and creative way, Ann Weems brings new insight into the Lenten season with these seventy-one poems of inspiration. Westminster John Knox Press, 112 pages Product Code WJK515 $22.25 Undone by Easter Keeping Preaching Fresh By William H Willimon Helps preachers preach Easter sermons with joy and confidence, rather than worry about finding something new to say. Abingdon Press , 116 pages Product Code AB0013 $18.25 Season of Ash and Fire Prayers and Liturgies for Lent and Easter By Blair Gilmer Meeks Season of Ash and Fire will help pastors and worship planners prepare for Lent and Easter. Additional prayers and liturgies for use during the season by small groups and families help extend and unify the congregation’s celebration. Abingdon Press, 159 pages Product code AB454 $22.25 Gospeled Lives Eggs and Ashes Practical & Liturgical Resources for Lent & Holy Week By Ruth Burgess, Chris Polhill Eggs and Ashes includes a Lent discipline for those who care about the environment. Liturgies, responses, prayers, poems, reflections, meditations, stories, stations of the cross, sermons, monologues and songs, with some all-age resources – written by Iona Community members, associates, friends and others. Encounters with Jesus, A Lenten Study By John Indermark What does it mean to be gospeled? John Indermark suggests that an encounter with the living Christ demands a response. Gospeled Lives presents biblical characters who had such an encounter. Some of these persons responded with joy and gratitude. Some ignored or rejected Christ’s offer of good news. These stories, along with daily readings of scripture, written prayers and suggested exercises, make an ideal study for either individual or group use. Wild Goose Publications Product code WIL787 $38.95 Stages On The Way Worship Resources for Lent, Holy Week & Easter Tracing Jesus’ road to the cross through Lent, Holy Week and Easter, its purpose is as a resource for lay and clergy worship planners and enablers. Upper Room Books, 144 pages Product Code TUR9971 $19.75 Preaching the Revised Common Lectionary Wild Goose Publications, 239 pages Product code WIL736 Lent /Easter Year B Offers liturgical advice for worship planning. For each Sunday, there are ideas to integrate the focus on the Church Year through worship, music, colour and the proclamation of the Word. $42.95 Iona Dawn Through Holy Week with the Iona community Edited by Neil Paynter The dramatic events of the days leading up to Easter Sunday are expressed through biblical readings and the reflections of several well-known Iona Community members. To travel through Holy Week with awareness leads to a greater understanding of God and ourselves. Wild Goose Publications, 97 pages Product Code WIL011 $24.50 Fire and Bread Resources for Easter Day to Trinity Sunday By Ruth Burgess This book of Eastertide resources offers prayers, responses, liturgies, songs, poems, reflections, meditations, sermons and stories, written by Iona Community members, associates, friends and others, and is suitable for use by groups and individuals. Wild Goose Publications Product code WIL030 $38.95 Lent & Easter Readings from Iona Edited by Neil Paynter These readings encourage us not only to regard ourselves with a healthy realism, so that we can accept responsibility for our shortcomings, but also recognise the nature and purposes of God and the never-ending renewal of possibility, both within ourselves and in the world. Wild Goose Publications Product code WIL762 $26.50 Abingdon Press, 192 pages Product Code AB803 $26.00 Sharing The Easter Faith with Children By Carolyn Brown Carolyn Brown has done it again! As with all of her books, Brown writes clearly and helpfully, with conviction and passion for what to share and how to share one’s faith with children. Sharing the Easter Faith with Children is theologically sound, biblically focused, educationally on target, and developmentally appropriate. It should be required reading for every parent, educator, and pastor who wants to communicate and celebrate the Easter faith with children. Brown packs a lot of practical suggestions, insights, and activities into this very readable resource. I am confident children will mature in their understanding and affirmation of the Easter faith when they have been nurtured in families and congregations that take seriously what Brown offers. Abingdon Press, 128 pages Product code AB424 $26.00 Order online at www. mediacom.org.au or phone Toll free 1800 811311 Easter From The Back Side Fresh Out Of The Box Volume 4 By J Ellsworth Kalas Using his dynamic method of approaching Bible passages from an unusual angle or a unique starting point, popular author J Ellsworth Kalas explores both Old Testament and New Testament Scriptures related to the biblical story of Jesus’ death and resurrection. Seven chapters focus on key passages of Scripture. Includes a study guide for personal or group use. Digital Worship Experiences for Lent and Easter The projection screen is no longer found only in seekersensitive churches. Tens of thousands of congregations across the theological spectrum--at least 17 percent according to a Hartford Seminary survey in 2001, and over 40 percent according to Abingdon research surveys-are designing multisensory worship that takes advantage of digital technologies. These worship teams are projecting media (image, sound, lyrics, light, and beat) that connect the people of God with the spectacle of praise and celebration. The Fresh Out of the Box Series offers an expanding reference library of content for worship teams to adapt and customize. Abingdon Press Paperback, 91 pages Product code AB9079 Abingdon Press Paperback+dvd, 112 pages Product code AB712 $13.75 Worship Feast Lent and Easter Complete Worship Outlines for Lent and Easter By J Youngman This is the next in the popular Worship Feast line. WF Lent & Easter takes youth groups from Shrove Tuesday to Easter Sunrise with creative, experiential worship outlines. Also contains seven worship openers for Sunday school classes and other settings. To deepen the Lenten journey even more, it includes five original Lent-themed worship songs on audio CD and printed lyrics with chords. Abingdon Press Paperback+cd, 64 pages Product code AB399 $26.00 $42.95 From the popular JUST IN TIME SERIES only $15.75 each Palm Sunday and Holy Week Services Lenten Services Prayers for Lent and Holy Week By David N Mosser Abingdon Press, 112 pages Product Code AB1031 By Lucy Lind Hogan Abingdon Press, 94 pages Product Code AB5516 DRAMA Easter Services Semons and Prayers By Robin Knowles Wallace Abingdon Press, 84 pages Product Code AB778 By Kenneth H Carter Jr Abingdon Press, 99 pages Product Code AB632 Easter Extras Are you Sleeping? Easy Easter Dramas Speeches and Recitations for Children By Denise Harris This reproducible collection features Easter dramas, poems, and recitations with minimal rehearsal time and parts for children of all ages. The dramas recreate the events of Holy Week. Abingdon Press, 48 pages Product Code AB4669 $9.75 Joy in the Morning Easy Easter Dramas, Speeches and Recitations for Children By Nate Lee This collection highlights the stories of Holy Week. May be presented with minimal rehearsal; includes parts for younger children; offers prayers, poems, recitations and Lenten worship readings. Drama topics include the events of Holy Week. Abingdon Press, 48 pages Product Code AB758 $9.45 Faith-Filled Ideas for Easter Week Multi-sensory experiences help kids discover the significance of Easter through devotions, games, snacks, crafts....and lots of God-centered praise! Group Publishing Product Code GP694 $9.25 www.mediacom.org.au More resources for Lent/Easter can be found online by searching with the Lent/Easter Product Category. Postal Address PO Box 610 UNLEY SA 5061 Street Address 14 Eton Road KESWICK SA 5035 Order Toll Free Aus 1800 811 311 Fax Aus 08 8297 8719 Toll Free NZ 0800 833 477 Fax NZ 04 499 1360 or Online www.mediacom.org.au POSTAGE RATES $0 - $24.99............ ($6.95) $25 - $49.99..........($8.95) $50 - $300............. 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