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Baker Publishing Group Titles Named Outreach
Resources of the Year

Ada, Mich. (March 7, 2017)Outreach magazine recently named two Baker Publishing Group titles Resources of the Year for 2017. Outreach considers these titles as must-haves for any church leader’s library, and this award seeks to highlight the contributions that authors are making to the church. Growing Young by Kara Powell, Jake Mulder, and Brad Griffin was named resource of the year in the Church category. Your Teenager Is Not Crazy by Dr. Jeramy and Jerusha Clark won in the Youth category. For the complete list of winners, please click here.

Growing Young by Kara Powell, Jake Mulder, and Brad Griffin

(Baker Books; ISBN 9780801019258; ebook ISBN 9781493405824; $19.99)

Based on groundbreaking research with over 250 of the nation’s leading congregations, Growing Young provides a strategy churches can use to involve and retain teenagers and young adults. It profiles innovative churches that are engaging 15- to 29-year-olds and as a result are growing spiritually and numerically. Packed with research and practical ideas, Growing Young shows pastors and ministry leaders how to position their churches to engage younger generations in a way that breathes vitality, life, and energy into the whole church.

Your Teenager Is Not Crazy by Dr. Jeramy and Jerusha Clark

(Baker Books; ISBN 9780801018763; ebook ISBN 9781493401437; $15.99)

Dr. Jeramy and Jerusha Clark combine cutting-edge brain research with biblical principles to help parents understand their teens and turn some of the most frustrating years into the most fruitful. Organized by what teens say, this book helps parents develop compassion for their teens and discernment in parenting them as their brains are progressively remodeled. Dr. Jeramy and Jerusha Clark show that the teen years can be an amazing season of cultivating creativity, self-awareness, and passion for the things that really matter.

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

Church category

The Forgotten Ways by Alan Hirsch

(Brazos Press; ISBN 9781587433863; ebook ISBN 9781493404728; $19.99)

Leadership category

Reviewing Leadership by Bernice M. Ledbetter, Robert J. Banks, and David C. Greenhalgh

(Baker Academic; ISBN 9780801036293; ebook ISBN 9781441227188; $23.99)

Social Justice category

The Justice Calling by Bethany Hanke Hoang and Kristen Deede Johnson

(Brazos Press; ISBN 9781587433993; ebook ISBN 9781493411719; $18.99)

Culture category

Good Faith by David Kinnaman and Gabe Lyons

(Baker Books; ISBN 9780801013171; ebook ISBN 9781493401482; $19.99)

Christian Living category

You Are What You Love by James K. A. Smith

(Brazos Press; ISBN 9781587433801; ebook ISBN 9781493403660; $19.99)

Youth category

Adoptive Youth Ministry by Chap Clark

(Baker Academic; ISBN 9780801049705; ebook ISBN 9781493400072; $34.99)

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. Building on our Reformed and evangelical heritage, we connect authors and readers across the broader academic community by publishing books that reflect historic Christianity and its contemporary expressions. Our authors are scholars who are leaders in their fields, write irenically, and display a healthy respect for other perspectives and traditions. Our goal is to publish books that are notable for their inherent quality and deemed essential reading by students and scholars.

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. We serve authors and readers from all major streams of the historic Christian tradition, recognizing that the renewal of Christian orthodoxy transcends many traditional boundary lines and polarities.

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

Contact: Lynnae Lubbers

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llubbers@bakerpublishinggroup. com