Recently noted

Books to take note of.

By the staff of Ministry.

Recently noted

Clergy and Laity Burnout, William H. Willimon, Creative Leadership Series, Abingdon Press, Nashville, 1989, 111 pages, $8.95, paper.

A thoroughly frank look at the causes of burnout, complemented by no-nonsense creative strategies for change. The author suggests it is not lack of energy but lack of meaning that causes ministers to wear out. A readable book for those wanting both a practical and theological resolution to the problem.

Spurgeon Sermon Illustrations, Charles H. Spurgeon, David O. Fuller, ed., Kregel Publications, Grand Rapids, 1990, 144 pages, $4.95, paper.

Choice selections from the "Prince of Preachers."

Spurgeon's Sermon Notes, Charles H. Spurgeon, David O. Fuller, ed., Kregel Publications, Grand Rapids, 1990, 333 pages plus index, $9.95, paper.

More than 190 sermon outlines from Genesis to Revelation.

Colossians & Philemon, Murray J. Harris, Eerdmans Publishing Co., Grand Rapids, 1991, 310 pages, $21.95, paper.

This is the inaugural volume of a series providing Bible students and pastors with the information needed to understand and expound the Greek text of the New Testament. A unique combination of serious exegetical work and homiletical intent, the book leads the reader into an in-depth understanding of the Greek text by guiding him or her through the processes of thorough exegesis flowing into sermon construction.

War No More? Options in Nuclear Ethics, James W. Walters, ed., Fortress Press, Minneapolis, 1989, 115 pages, $6.95, paper.

Is there an authentic Christian stance toward national policy on the development, possession, and use of nuclear arms? Walters brings together proponents of three distinct options on this question. James W. Walters is an associate professor of Christian ethics at Loma Linda University.

12,000 Religious Quotations, Frank S. Mead, ed., Baker Book House, Grand Rapids, Michigan, 1989, 534 pages, $19.95, paper.

A tremendous amount of research has gone into this volume that every pastor will find beneficial. As Mead quotes: "He who never quotes is never quoted."

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