Friday, June 02, 2006

Living a Call: Ministers and Congregations Together

Did you like The Almost Church by Michael Durall? The Almost Church was the first book published by All Soul's new press, Jenkin Lloyd Jones Press. Now they're releasing title number 2.

JLJ Press has just released Living a Call: Ministers and Congregations Together. The full announcement for this title from the June 2006 issue of the UU Voice is below. Living a Call is edited by Michael Durall. From what I've heard about the chapters this should be an great book. I'm not sure if you can get it yet via the UUA Bookstore. I do know it will be for sale at General Assembly. Thanks to All Souls Church in Tulsa for their vision in creating this alternative press.

The announcement:

Jenkin Lloyd Jones Press at All Souls Church in Tulsa, Oklahoma has just published a new book, titled Living a Call: Ministers and Congregations Together. This book is a collection of 14 essays, contributed mainly by a younger generation of UU ministers. Their views of congregational life and their approach to ministry are considerably different than UUs may be familiar with. Many of the chapters are powerful in content, thought provoking, and challenging. The book is for clergy, lay leaders, and people in the pews.

The book is $13.95 per single copy, $11.95 for 6-10 copies, and $9.95 for 11 or more copies. If a congregation purchases 15 or more copies at the discounted price and believes the book is not helpful, a full refund will given.

Books can be ordered directly from All Souls Church in Tulsa, Oklahoma,, or 918 743-2363. Books are also available through the UUA bookstore, 1-800-215-9076.