Books

Books about alternative worship & the emerging church

  • Alternative Worship | Jonny Baker & Doug Gay with Jenny Brown
    SPCK | ISBN 0-281-05396-0
    A resource book & CD-ROM with theoretical and contextual essays about alternative worship
  • Alternative Worship | Jonny Baker & Doug Gay with Jenny Brown
    Baker | ISBN 0-8010-9170-5
    US edition with new foreword by Sally Morgenthaler
  • Alternative Worship in the Church of England | Paul Roberts
    Grove Books | ISBN 1-85174-415-0
    Alternative Worship theology and practice in the Church of England
  • Ancient Faith Future Mission: Fresh Expressions in the Sacramental Tradition | Steven Croft & Ian Mobsbsy
    Canterbury Press | ISBN 978-1853119736
    Creative worship practitioners from traditional wings of the church tell their stories and reflect theologically on the initiatives they are exploring.
  • The Art of Curating Worship | Mark Pierson
    Sparkhouse Press | ISBN 978-1-4514-0084-7
    The role of worship leader reshaped as event curator
  • Curating Worship | Jonny Baker
    SPCK | ISBN 978-0-281-06235-5
    Curation as a methodology for creating worship experiences, including interviews with notable practitioners
  • The Emerging Church | Dan Kimball
    Zondervan | ISBN 0-310-24564-8
    Postmodern church explained for the mainstream US context
  • Emerging Churches | Eddie Gibbs & Ryan K Bolger
    Baker Academic | ISBN 0-8010-2715-2
    In-depth analysis of the missonal theology and praxis of US/UK emerging churches, based on wide-ranging interviews
  • Emerging and Fresh Expressions of Church: How Are They Authentically Church and Anglican? | Ian Mobsby
    Moot Community Publishing | ISBN 978-0955514005
    Exploring the theology, sociology and spirituality behind some emerging & Fresh Expressions of Church in the UK and US
  • Emerging Worship | Dan Kimball
    Zondervan | ISBN 0-310-25644-5
    Creating worship gatherings for new generations
  • How [not] to speak of God | Peter Rollins
    SPCK | ISBN 0-281-05798-2
    From right belief to believing in the right way: an a/theology for the emerging church. Illustrated through 10 transcripts of Ikon services
  • The Out of Bounds Church? | Steve Taylor
    Zondervan | ISBN 0-310-25904-5
    DJs, cybermonks and tour guides - the emerging church around the globe
  • The Prodigal Project | Mike Riddell, Mark Pierson, Cathy Kirkpatrick
    SPCK | ISBN 0-281-05250-6
    The theory and practice of Alternative Worship, from its most famous Australasian practitioners. Includes case studies and multimedia CD-ROM
  • Refreshing Worship | Kevin & Brian Draper
    Bible Reading Fellowship | ISBN 1-84101-146-0
    An accessible guide to the whys and hows of Alternative Worship, from the originators of Labyrinth
  • Reimagining Spiritual Formation | Doug Pagitt
    Emergent-YS | ISBN 0-310-25687-9
    A week in the life of an experimental church
  • Remixing the Church | Doug Gay
    SCM Press | ISBN 978-0-334-04396-6
    Towards an emerging ecclesiology - emergence interpreted through the categories of auditing, retrieval, unbundling, supplementing and remixing.
  • The Rise and Fall of the Nine O'clock Service | Roland Howard
    Mowbray | ISBN 0-264-67419-7
    How a famous experiment went tragically wrong
  • Rising from the Ashes | Becky Garrison
    Seabury Books | ISBN 978-1-59627-062-6
    Emerging church in relation to US mainline liturgical denominations, through interviews with leading practitioners and thinkers

Resources

  • Alternative Worship | Jonny Baker & Doug Gay with Jenny Brown
    SPCK | ISBN 0-281-05396-0
    New worship material, from many of alt.worship's most creative groups and individuals. Includes multimedia resources on CD-ROM, and background essays to give context.
  • Alternative Worship | Jonny Baker & Doug Gay with Jenny Brown
    Baker | ISBN 0-8010-9170-5
    US edition with new foreword by Sally Morgenthaler
  • Cave Refectory Road | Ian Adams
    Canterbury Press | ISBN 978-1-84825-028-4
    Monastic rhythms for contemporary living
  • Multi-Sensory Church | Sue Wallace
    Scripture Union | ISBN 1-85999-667-1
    Ready-to-use ideas for creative worship using, art, liturgies, rituals
  • Multi-Sensory Prayer | Sue Wallace
    Scripture Union | ISBN 1-85999-465-2
    Creative prayer ideas using, art, the body, the senses
  • Pocket liturgies | Various authors
    Proost www.proost.co.uk
    Collections of liturgies from emerging churches
  • The Prodigal Project | Mike Riddell, Mark Pierson, Cathy Kirkpatrick
    SPCK | ISBN 0-281-05250-6
    The theory and practice of Alternative Worship, from its most famous Australasian practitioners. Includes case studies and multimedia CD-ROM
  • Sacred Space | Dan Kimball & Lilly Lewin
    Youth Specialties | ISBN 978-0-310-27111-6
    A guide to creating multisensory worship experiences for youth ministry. Includes CD-ROM
  • Soul Shaper | Tony Jones
    Zondervan | ISBN 0-310-25101-X
    Exploring spirituality & contemplative practices in youth ministry
  • Tune In Chill Out | Jenny Baker & Moya Ratnayake
    Christian Education Publications | ISBN 1-904024-60-2
    Using contemplative prayer in youthwork. Includes multimedia CD-ROM.

Books about the wider context

  • Ancient Future Faith | Robert Webber
    Baker | ISBN 0-8010-6029-X
    Rethinking evangelicalism for a postmodern world
  • Aqua Church | Leonard Sweet
    Group | ISBN 0-7644-2151-4
    Transforming church for a postmodern world
  • Christi-Anarchy | Dave Andrews
    Lion | ISBN 0-7459-4234-2
    Recovering the vision of Jesus from the ruins of Christendom
  • A Churchless Faith | Alan Jamieson
    SPCK | ISBN 0-281-05465-7
    Why Christians leave churches while continuing in the faith
  • The Complex Christ | Kester Brewin
    SPCK | ISBN 0-281-05669-2
    Signs of emergence in the urban church
  • The Great Emergence: How Christianity is Changing and Why | Phyllis Tickle
    Baker | ISBN 978-0801013133
    How the Church is going through a once-in-500-years transition
  • Jesus in Disneyland | David Lyon
    Polity | ISBN 0-7456-1489-2
    Religion in postmodernity
  • Liquid Church | Pete Ward
    Hendrickson [Paternoster for UK] | ISBN 1-84227-161-X
    New patterns of church in postmodern consumer culture
  • Making Sense of Church | Spencer Burke with Colleen Pepper
    Zondervan | ISBN 0-310-25499-X
    Emerging church conversations from TheOoze.com
  • Mass Culture | Jonny Baker and Mike Riddell Pete Ward et al
    Bible Reading Fellowship | ISBN 1-84101-069-3
    New approaches to Holy Communion - chapters by Alternative Worship practitioners
  • The McDonaldisation of the Church | John Drane
    Darton Longman & Todd | ISBN 0-232-52259-6
    Why the Church doesn't reach large parts of our society
  • Mission Implausible | Duncan McLaren
    Paternoster Press | ISBN 1-8422.7295-0
    Analysis of the crisis of credibility of the Church in Europe
  • Mission-Shaped Church
    Church House Publishing | ISBN 0-7151-4013-2
    Church planting and fresh expressions of church in a changing context
  • A New Kind of Christian | Brian McLaren
    Jossey-Bass | ISBN 0-7879-5599-X
    A tale of two friends on a spiritual journey
  • The Post-Evangelical | Dave Tomlinson
    Triangle | ISBN 0-281-04814-2
    Why many Christians are rejecting Evangelicalism as previously understood
  • The Post-Evangelical | Dave Tomlinson
    Zondervan | ISBN 0-310-25385-3
    Revised US edition
  • The Post-Evangelical Debate | Graham Cray et al
    Triangle | ISBN 0-281-05108-9
    Responses by UK theologians to The Post-Evangelical
  • Postmodern Youth Ministry | Tony Jones
    Zondervan | ISBN 0-310-23817-X
    Exploring postmodernity in the context of Christian youth ministry
  • The Shaping Of Things To Come | Michael Frost & Alan Hirsch
    Hendrickson ISBN 1-56563-659-7 [USA] Strand ISBN 1-8768-2587-1 [Australia]
    Innovation & mission for the 21st century Church
  • Threshold of the Future | Michael Riddell
    SPCK | ISBN 0-281-05055-4
    Why the Western Church is in crisis, and what might be done
  • Virtual Faith | Tom Beaudoin
    Jossey-Bass | ISBN 0-7879-3882-3
    The spirituality of Generation X
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