Books by David Leininger




Lectionary Tales for the Pulpit C

Lectionary Tales for the Pulpit, Series VI, Cycle C

David E. Leininger
CSS Publishing Co., Inc.

From the publisher's jacket comments: "This volume is just what any pastor needs when looking for something special to spice up a Sunday sermon - it's full of imaginative and inspirational meditations that breathe new life into scripture texts from Cycle C of the Revised Common Lectionary. Leininger gives readers a new perspective on a passage from each week's assigned readings with a thought-provoking reflection that puts in the context of modern life. This is much more than just a source of stimulating sermon illustrations - it's also a treasure chest of devotional reading that will make any reader pause and reflect on God's wonderful hand at work in our daily activities. It's a must-have resource for any church library."

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God of Justice

God of Justice: A Look at the Ten Commandments for the 21st Century

David E. Leininger
CSS Publishing Co., Inc.

With the Ten Commandments such an integral part of today's "culture wars," it would seem to be a safe assumption that most people are familiar with what the commandments actually say. Yet many surveys indicate otherwise -- and even when people can name all of the commandments, they often misinterpret their meaning. In God of Justice, we set the record straight with a new look at this ancient document. We examine the commandments in the context of today's social, cultural, and political environment -- and conclude that rather than the traditional view of them as ironclad laws, the commandments are actually God's policy statements about what is the bedrock of a good, decent, and just society. When properly understood, the commandments offer God's guidance in establishing a healthy way of life that is rewarding for everyone. With discussion questions included for each chapter, God of Justice is an excellent study resource for adult classes -- and clear and accessible reading that will be stimulating and rewarding for any thoughtful Christian.

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As We Believe, So We Behave

As We Believe, So We Behave

David E. Leininger
CSS Publishing Co., Inc.

From the publisher's jacket comments: When it comes to our faith, what exactly do we believe? Many Christians might be hard-pressed to give a coherent answer to that question ... at least on their own. Yet we do clearly articulate our faith week in and week out during worship as we repeat the familiar affirmations in the Apostles' Creed. And we not only give voice to these statements, we also live them - since belief and behavior are inextricably linked, even if we are not always aware of it. For example, if we believe that we will be burned when we touch a hot iron, then we will avoid touching it. What we believe determines how we behave. If we truly believe the creed, how does that affect our behavior? If we truly believe in "one God, the Father almighty" or in "Jesus Christ, his only Son, our Lord," how do our lives reflect that belief? As We Believe, So We Behave examines each tenet of the Apostles' Creed and illuminates how it affects what we say and do on a daily basis. Leininger demonstrates that the faith statements embedded in the creed are not dry collections of ancient words mumbled quietly every Sunday. Rather, they are vibrant and vital elements in our walk with God, impacting every aspect of our lives.

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Lectionary Tales for the Pulpit B

Lectionary Tales for the Pulpit, Series VI, Cycle B

David E. Leininger
CSS Publishing Co., Inc.

From the publisher's jacket comments: "Whether used for relaxed devotional reading or as a source of stimulating sermon illustrations, this installment of CSS' popular Lectionary Tales for the Pulpit series is certain to enrich your spiritual life. David Leininger takes you right to the heart of the scriptures with imaginative and inspirational stories based on Cycle B lectionary texts. His thought-provoking reflections illuminate the handiwork of God in the modern world - and they provide an invaluable resource for the daily life and ministry of pastors and laypersons alike."

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Lectionary Tales for the Pulpit

Lectionary Tales for the Pulpit, Series VI, Cycle A

David E. Leininger
CSS Publishing Co., Inc.

From a review by the American Authors' Association: "For Christian ministers there is a most wonderful and helpful series of books out by CSS Publishing Company of which author and pastor David E. Leininger has added his own contribution to with Lectionary Tales For the Pulpit: Series VI Cycle A. The title does not really tell you much about the wonderful treasures to be found inside by any minister seeking to add something special to his Sunday sermon or to his lectures. Actually, you do not need to be a clergy member - the stories are just good inspirational and entertaining reading for anyone. The tales within will make the reader (or listener) stop and reflect. As a minister I appreciate this series for many reasons but I truly think there is a much wider audience for this whole series of books. I fully endorse the whole series of these books but this particular one by Leininger is in a class by itself. Truly a must have book for any church library! This book receives "The American Authors Association's" top book rating for religious books - FIVE STARS!"

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A Colorblind Church

A Color-Blind Church: Integration Under the Steeple

David E. Leininger
CSS Publishing Co., Inc.

"A Color-Blind Church is a real treat! As one who lived through this period in the history of Presbyterians in the South, it is encouraging to read Leininger's account of real live congregations being confronted with the racial divide in our church and seeking to find a way together to embody Christ's call to unity. This is a well-written book that shares both the dreams and the nobility of those who tried to make reunion come alive in new ways and the inevitable barriers that have grown up through centuries of history and are not quickly overcome. A Color-Blind Church is both a very interesting window into the recent history of Presbyterians in the South and a helpful set of learnings for all who seek to be about change in the church. I heartily commend this book!"
Clifton Kirkpatrick
Stated Clerk of the General Assembly, Presbyterian Church (USA)

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