Helpful books and articles
The most thorough list of books can be found in the bibliography of The Scattering. Since the book was published these books and articles have come to light:
- See how the thesis of The Scattering was applied to this article in the cover article of Living Lutheran magazine. See the accompanying articles for examples of people living out their vocations.
- Bob Sitze revisits stewardship from the perspective of managing 100% of our time, talents, and treasures instead of just what we give to the church in the new book, Stewardshift: An Economia for Congregational Change (Morehouse Publishing, 2016).
- Rick Rouse explores “a missional perspective of pastoral care [that] embraces the notion that all of God’s people—not just trained professionals—are called to partner in God’s healing and redemption of the world” In Beyond Church Walls: Cultivating a Culture of Care (Fortress Press, 2016).
- Edward H. Hammett maintains that “The church that will survive in the future…will teach that the primary mission of the church is done through the scattered church Monday through Saturday” in The Gathered and Scattered Church: Equipping Believers for the 21st Century (Smyth & Helwys, 2005).
- Neil Hudson, a leader of The London Institute for Contemporary Christianity asks “How can an ordinary church become a community of people who help one another live out their whole life—at home, church, in the neighbourhood—as followers of Jesus in his mission to the world?” in Imagine Church: Releasing Whole-Life Disciples (Inter-Varsity Press, 2012).
- Here’s an encouraging two-page piece adapted from Neil Hudson’s book: Why you don’t need to wait to start working on for a gathered–scattered church.
- Laura Fanucci has released an excellent resource: To Bless Our Callings: Prayers, Poems, and Hymns to Celebrate Vocation. Eugene, OR: Wipf & Stock, 2017. The subtitle says it all. Those looking to make worship more concrete in regard to vocation well be well-served by this book.
- Gene Veith adds to the literature on vocation in Working for Neighbor: A Lutheran Primer on Vocation, Economics, and Ordinary Life. Grand Rapids: Christian’s Library Press, 2016.
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