Books

How to Decide What to Do Next When You’re Retired

How to Decide What to Do Next When You’re Retired
by Jean F. Risley


What do you want to do with the freedom that comes with retirement? It’s up to you. How can we make sure we’re using what we have on what matters to us? How to Decide What to Do Next When You’re Retired provides accessible, easy to use ways to figure out how to spend time on things that matter.

Recovering the Lost Legacy

Recovering the Lost Legacy:
Moral Guidance for Today’s Christians

by Jean F. Risley
from Westbow Press, A Division of Thomas Nelson & Zondervan


Recovering the Lost Legacy shows how to tell which biblical commandments were intended for non-Jewish Christians and how to identify the moral commandments in scripture. Jesus taught what righteousness and moral purity meant from scripture, but this knowledge was lost in later arguments over Jewish law. Today’s Christians need to reclaim this moral guidance.

A Place Where Everybody Matters: Life and Ministry in a Small Church

A Place Where Everybody Matters:
Life and Ministry in a Small Church

by Jean F. Risley
from Wipf & Stock Publishers


A Place Where Everybody Matters is about living out our life in Christ in and through the small church. Small churches are uniquely personal, and, as a result, they provide an unparallel opportunity to learn, grow, and live as disciples of Jesus consciously, on a daily basis. This book provides a window into what life is like inside the small church family, looks at the way church families do the work of the church, and considers the kind of pastor that supports and encourages the people of the small church.

Addressing Factions in Church

“Using Girard to Address Factions in a Christian Community”
by Jean F. Risley
in
Peace Be With You: The Church’s Benediction amid Violent Empire
by Sharon L. Baker and Michael Hardin
from Cascadia Publishing House LLC

Factions and factionalization in churches exacerbate and prolong conflict. This paper presents some basic techniques that can be used to interrupt the way factions polarize a community and to restore trust without forcing people to change their positions or convictions.