We are pleased to partner with a number of publishers and authors to further the study and renewal of worship. As you explore the 150+ publications we have produced and supported, you will notice a wide range of topics that relate in some way to the worship life of congregations. You will also notice a wide range of scholarly and pastoral approaches to worship and congregational studies. We hope in this way to provide abundant resources on crucial issues that will help you grow in your understanding and practice of worship, theology, and ministry.
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Under the Wings of God: Twenty Biblical Reflections for a Deeper FaithBy: Cornelius Plantinga, Jr.
A seasoned Christian author reflects on multiple facets of the Christian life, such as the character of God, the nature of suffering, and how to live in humility. The book offers timeless insights into the joys and challenges of a life lived in the presence of God.
Morning and Evening PrayersBy: Cornelius Plantinga, Jr.
In this little book, Cornelius Plantinga offers a month's worth of prayers, with two for each day: one for the morning, looking forward, and one for the evening, looking back.
Glittering Vices, 2nd Edition: A New Look at the Seven Deadly Sins and Their RemediesBy: Rebecca Konyndyk De Young
Drawing on centuries of wisdom from the Christian ethical tradition, this book takes readers on a journey of self-examination, exploring why our hearts are captivated by glittery but false substitutes for true human goodness and happiness.
Race, Class, and the Kingdom of GodBy: David M. Bailey, Elena Aronson
This video-based study series is designed to provide you with the tools to do something about the divisions you experience in your worshiping community.
En la mesa de Dios / At God's TableBy: María Eugenia Cornou, Carrie Steenwyk, John D. Witvliet, Joel Schoon-Tanis
En la mesa de Dios / At God's Table is a Spanish-English children's book that explores the richly symbolic practice of the Lord's Supper in Christian worshiping communities.
Teach Us to Pray: Scripture-Centered Family Worship through the YearBy: Elizabeth Vander Haagen, Lora A. Copley
This daily prayer book guides families in both listening to and speaking to God through songs, Scripture readings, guided action, and quiet contemplation, organized to follow the life of Jesus through each season of the Christian calendar.
Psalms for Families: Devotions for All AgesBy: Laura Keeley, Robert Keeley
Psalms for Families is a devotional e-book for the entire family designed to help parents explore the riches of the book of Psalms with their children and teens. These devotionals will help parents learn more about the psalms as they teach about praise, prayer, and lament.
150: Finding Your Story in the PsalmsBy: Kevin J. Adams
Explore the psalms through the human experiences of joy, anger, pain, fear, and love as Kevin Adams tells the stories of real people crying out to God.
At Your BaptismBy: Carrie Steenwyk, John D. Witvliet
A children's book focusing on the sacrament of baptism.
Dwelling With PhilippiansBy: Joyce Borger, Paul Detterman, John D. Witvliet, Elizabeth Steele Halstead
This rich, inviting volume illumines Paul's letter to the Philippians through evocative juxtapositions of visual images, poetry, and other worship-related arts with theological reflections, prayers, and more.
Glittering Vices: A New Look at the Seven Deadly Sins and Their Remedies
Winsome and wise, Glittering Vices is intriguing for any reader interested in spiritual disciplines and character formation. Its rich content makes it useful in undergraduate and seminary ethics courses as well.
Together We WorshipBy: Laura Keeley, Robert Keeley
This book identifies four main elements of worship and provides activities, worksheets, and audio resources for teaching them in the classroom setting.
The Father and His Two Sons
This book highlights art from the Larry and Mary Gerbens Collection, both purchases and original commissions from contemporary artists on the story of the prodigal son. This collection now resides as part of the permanent art collection of Calvin College.
Helping Our Children Grow in FaithBy: Robert Keeley
A book designed for children's ministry and worship leaders, Sunday school teachers, and pastors--as well as parents--who want to nurture the spiritual development of the children in their lives.
Disciples Year 2: WorshipBy: Ron Rienstra
Disciples is a multi-year faith formation program for adults that combines group studies, daily devotions, and complete worship plans.
Prayers of the PeopleBy: Emily R. Brink, John D. Witvliet
This book is an essential guide for anyone invited to lead congregational prayer in a worship service. Whether you're a new or regular prayer leader, you'll find everything you need in this collection of well-crafted worship resources.
Proclaiming the Christmas GospelBy: John D. Witvliet, David Vroege
John D. Witvliet and David Vroege offer this outstanding collection of Christmas messages from giants of the Christian faith, such as John Calvin, St. Augustine, Martin Luther, Bernard of Clairvaux, and more.
Sunday Morning LiveBy: Mary Sytsma
High school teens want their Sunday morning worship to be genuine, enthusiastic, lively, and, most of all, God-glorifying. Building on those expectations this book teaches teens the principles of worship in the Reformed/Presbyterian tradition, offering hands-on, experiential learning that keeps students involved, with multisensory content that's been field-tested with a real youth group.