Disturbing Divine Behavior: Troubling Old Testament Images of God, by Eric Seibert, Assoc. Prof. of Old Testament at Messiah College. Seibert has written a courageous and wise study of the Bible’s most problematic passages: clear, tough-minded, respectful, accessible.
Secret Survivors: Real-Life stories to give you hope for healing, by Jen Howver & Megan Hutchinson who tell the compelling, true stories of people who have lived through painful secrets–things they kept to themselves until they could no longer bear the pain alone. The authors will help you understand why it’s so important to share your secret with someone else in order to start your own healing process.
Prison Ministry: Understanding Prison Culture Inside and Out, by Lennie Spitale, who covers areas such as the emotional challenges of prisoners and those who minister to them, the environment of fear, the culture of deprivation, friendships between prisoners, etc. and how to have an effective prison ministry.
Amplifying Our Witness: Giving Voice to Adolescents with Developmental Disabilities, by Benjamin T. Conner. This is not a book about how to do ministry with youth with disabilities; it is about how they are in ministry with us, and is brimming with stories of young people you might have overlooked.