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Publisher of the Month: Westminster John Knox Press

Our Publisher of the Month feature is a quick way to get to know a religious publisher and their stock.

This month's publisher is Westminster John Knox Press (WJK), one of the most highly regarded academic publishers in the United States. It is noted for its academic works in biblical studies and theology, its preaching resources, its work for general readers in social justice and progressive religion, and for introducing new theological voices.

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David Dobson, President and Publisher

From Calvin's Institutes to Christian Doctrine to the Interpretations, Connections and Feasting on the Word preaching series, to Womanist Midrash, WJK is one of the most respected names in religious publishing. WJK publishes about fifty books each year and manages a backlist of more than 2,500 titles that are sold throughout the world.

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Key Titles for WJK

The Connections Series

Designed to empower preachers as they lead congregations to connect their lives to Scripture, Connections features a broad set of interpretive tools that provide commentary and worship aids on the Revised Common Lectionary. This nine volume series offers creative commentary on each reading in the three year lectionary cycle by viewing that reading through the lens of its connections to the rest of Scripture and then seeing the reading through the lenses of culture, film, fiction, ethics and other aspects of contemporary life. Commentaries on the Psalms make connections to the other readings and to the congregation's experience of worship.

The Feasting on the Word Series

With this lectionary commentary series, Westminster John Knox offers the most extensive resource for preaching on the market today. Now complete, the twelve volumes of the series cover all the Sundays in the three-year lectionary cycle, along with movable occasions, such as Christmas Day, Epiphany, Holy Week and All Saints' Day.

For each lectionary text, preachers will find four brief essays - one each on the theological, pastoral, exegetical and homiletical challenges of the text. This gives preachers sixteen different approaches to the proclamation of the Word on any given occasion.

The editors and contributors to this series are world-class scholars, pastors and writers representing a variety of denominations and traditions. And while the twelve volumes of the series follow the pattern of  the Revised Common Lectionary, each volume contains an index of biblical passages so that non-lectionary preachers, as well as teachers and students, may make use of its contents.

Feasting on the Word Feasting Year A

 

Books from the beloved Walter Brueggeman

Sabbath as Resistance

Sabbath as Resistance

From Judgement to Hope

Materiality as Resistance

Returning from the Abyss

Books from John Pavlovitz

If God is Love, Don't be a Jerk

A Bigger Table

Books about LGBTQIA issues

Called Out (Upcoming)

Unclobber

Unashamed

Transforming

Modern Kinship

She's My Dad

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Lent in Plain Sight If God is Love
A Time to Grow

Flyaway Books

Begun in 2017, Flyaway Books are penned by a variety of authors and illustrators, from beginners to experienced writers and artists. They are intentionally multicultural in their artwork and characters and carry themes of diversity inclusion, self-esteem, kindness, compassion and care for God's world.  Current authors included noted New Testament scholar Amy-Jill Levine, beloved preacher Barbara Brown Taylor and children's book legend Katherine Paterson.

Key Titles from Flyaway Books

Growing in God's Love: A Storybook Bible

Walking toward Peace

Three Lines in a Circle

Hiding Baby Moses

Growing in God's Love Hiding Baby Moses
Three Lines in a Circle