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Baker Publishing Group titles named
Outreach Resources of the Year

Ada, Mich. (March 26, 2018)Outreach magazine recently announced their Resources of the Year for 2018. Baker Publishing Group titles won in six of the twelve categories:

  • Engaging Globalization by Bryant L. Myers in Multicultural
  • Dream with Me by John M. Perkins in Racial Reconciliation
  • The Sermon on the Mount and Human Flourishing by Jonathan T. Pennington in Theology
  • Grace Is Greater by Kyle Idleman in Inspirational
  • The Tech-Wise Family by Andy Crouch in Counseling and Relationships
  • Meet Generation Z by James Emery White in Youth

This award seeks to highlight books that help churches share the gospel, and Outreach considers these titles as must-haves for any church leader. For the complete list of winners, please click here.

Engaging Globalization by Bryant L. Myers
(Baker Academic; ISBN 9780801097980; ebook ISBN 9781493410262; $26.99)

This perceptive analysis by a veteran leader in global development work orients readers to the history of globalization and to a Christian theological perspective on it, explores concrete realities by focusing on global poverty, and helps readers reimagine Christian mission in ways that announce the truly good news of Christ and God’s kingdom.

Dream with Me by John M. Perkins
(Baker Books; ISBN 9780801007781 (trade paper ISBN 9780801075865); ebook ISBN 9781493406081; $15.99)

A trailblazer in the civil rights movement, John M. Perkins led voter registration efforts in 1964, worked for school desegregation in 1967, and was jailed in 1970. He is no less zealous today as he sees a new generation of freedom fighters battling the same issues. Through his personal stories, Perkins shows readers that there are many reasons to hope and to carry on the good work he and his contemporaries began more than a generation ago. He calls readers to work for justice by living out God’s redemptive love in all of their relationships.

The Sermon on the Mount and Human Flourishing by Jonathan T. Pennington
(Baker Academic; ISBN 9780801049637 (trade paper ISBN 9781540960641); ebook ISBN 9781493406630; $29.99)

In this volume, a recognized expert on the Gospels shows that the Sermon on the Mount offers a clear window into understanding God’s work in Christ. Jonathan Pennington provides a historical, theological, and literary commentary on the Sermon and explains how this text offers insight into God’s plan for human flourishing. He also relates the Sermon’s theological themes to contemporary issues such as ethics, philosophy, and economics.

Grace Is Greater by Kyle Idleman
(Baker Books; ISBN 9780801019418; ebook ISBN 9781493406500; $15.99)

Through the powerful medium of story, Kyle Idleman leads readers past their hang-ups toward an understanding of grace that is bigger than their mistakes and failures, desires for revenge, and seemingly impossible situations. No sin is so great, no bitterness so deep that God’s grace cannot transform the heart and rewrite the story. Grace Is Greater will help readers truly grasp God’s grace, even if the Christians around them have failed to live it.

The Tech-Wise Family by Andy Crouch
(Baker Books; ISBN 9780801018664; ebook ISBN 9781493406555; $13.99)

Making good choices about technology is more than just using internet filters and determining screen-time limits. It’s about building character, wisdom, and courage rather than accepting technology’s promises of ease and instant gratification. Alongside in-depth original research from Barna Group, Andy Crouch takes parents beyond the typical questions of what, where, and when to show that in a world full of devices, there’s a way to choose a better life.

Meet Generation Z by James Emery White
(Baker Books; ISBN 9780801017018; ebook ISBN 9781493406432; $16.99)

Born approximately between 1993 and 2012 and making up more than 25 percent of the US population, Generation Z is poised to challenge every church to rethink its role in light of a rapidly changing culture. James Emery White explains who this generation is, how it came to be, and the impact it is likely to have on the nation and the faith. He helps readers rethink the old evangelistic and apologetic methods, cultivate a culture of invitation, and communicate with this connected generation right where they are.

In addition, five Baker publications were selected as Also Recommended titles by Outreach magazine.

Evangelism category

  • A Disruptive Gospel by Mac Pier
    (Baker Books; ISBN 9780801019203; ebook ISBN 9781493405497; $14.99)

Leadership category

Theology category

Discipleship category

  • Practices of Love by Kyle David Bennett
    (Brazos Press; ISBN 9781587434037; ebook ISBN 9781493409587; $17.99)

Counseling and Relationships category

  • The Science of Virtue by Mark R. McMinn
    (Brazos Press; ISBN 9781587434099; ebook ISBN 9781493411214; $18.99)

Baker Books publishes books that are relevant, intelligent, and engaging. Our titles cover topics such as personal development, encouragement, spirituality, and relationships.

Baker Academic serves the academy and the church by publishing works that further the pursuit of knowledge and understanding within the context of Christian faith.

Brazos Press fosters the renewal of classical, orthodox Christianity by publishing thoughtful, theologically grounded books on subjects of importance to the church and the world.

Baker Publishing Group publishes high-quality writings that represent historic Christianity and serve the diverse interests and concerns of evangelical readers.

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