Friday, January 6, 2012

Bible, New Testament, Jesus, Paul, Early Church

Forum: Foundations and Facets – Journal of the Westar Institute and the Jesus Seminar [One seminary librarian told me that this was the most stolen publication in seminary libraries. Difficult to find. Write me if you want more information on the contents. Journals are typically expensive – Each volume here: $3.00]

Vol. 8, Nos. 3/4, September/December 1992 – The Looking Glass: Essays in Celebration of a Precursor for Robert W. Funk (metaphors and parables - Bob had written a book called Jesus as Precursor)

Vol. 3, No. 1 New Series, Spring 2000 – The Acts Seminar

Vol. 3, No. 2 Fall 2000 – Q and the Non-Apocalyptic Jesus and other topics

Vol. 4, No. 1 Spring 2001 – More of the Acts Seminar

Vol. 5, No. 1 Spring 2002 – More of the Acts Seminar (Dating of Acts and relation to Paul)

Vol. 6, No. 2 Fall 2003 – The Two Jesuses (Jerusalem and Nazareth)

Vol. 7, No. 1 New Series, Spring 2004 – Tracking the Jesus Tradition

Becker, Jurgen, Ed. Christian Beginnings: Word and Community from Jesus to Post-Apocalyptic Times. Westminster:1993. $1.00

Borg, Marcus J. Meeting Jesus Again for the First Time: The Historical Jesus and the Heart of Contemporary Faith. Harper:1994 PB - some wear - $1.00

Brown, Raymond E. The Gospel of John I-XIII, Vol. 29A of The Anchor Bible. Doubleday: 1966 HB. $10.00

Brown, Raymond E. The Gospel of John XIV-XXI, Vol. 29B of The Anchor Bible. Doubleday: 1970 HB. $25.00 [These volumes sell for more on Ebay and Amazon.]

Butcher, John Beverly. A Complete Gospel Lectionary. Polebridge Press:2002 - $2.00 - A Rare pre-publication copy. I worked with John in the preparation of this book for publication. It is a 4th year of lectionary based on non-canonical gospels and other texts. When Bob Funk saw the title, he exploded: “This isn’t the complete gospels! We can’t do this!” So I said “Well, most churches are using “the common lectionary.” Let’s call it The Uncommon Lectionary.” And so it was and is.

Eisenman, Robert. James the Brother of Jesus. Penguin:1997, 1074 pp. PB. $2.00

Miller, Herb. Jesus’ Twenty Megatruths. Chalice Press:1998. (Good sermon ideas) $1.00

Marxsen, Willi. Mark the Evangelist: Studies on the Redaction History of the Gospel. Abingdon:1969. HB. $1.00

White, John L. The Apostle of God: Paul and the Promise of Abraham. Hendrickson:1999. HB with paper cover. Good stuff. $2.00

The Revealing Word: A Dictionary of Metaphysical Terms. Charles Filmore Reference Library. HB. $1.00 [This comes out of the New Thought movements of the 1880's. Filmore founded the “Unity” religion in Kansas City.]

Thursday, January 5, 2012

Miscellaneous Fiction and Non-Fiction Books

[All books are in excellent or like new condition unless otherwise noted.]

McCullough, David. John Adams. Simon & Shuster: 2001. HB 1st ed. With deckled edges and cover, EC. $7.00

Alexander, Lawrence. Rubicon. [suspense novel] William Morrow. 2008. $1.00

Harmin/Krschenbaum/Simon. Clarifying Values through Subject Matter: Applications for the Classroom. Winston Press. 1972. $1.00

Friday, Nancy. Men in Love. (Men’s Sexual Fantasies: The Triumph of Love over Rage). Delacorte: 1980. $1.00

The Oxford Shakespeare. 1945. (I think it was written before that.) HB. GC. $1.00


[All books are in excellent or new condition unless otherwise noted.]

Kerr, Hugh T. The Simple Gospel: Reflections on Christian Faith. Westminster: 1991 – $1.00

KcKim, Donald K. Introducing the Reformed Faith. Westminster:2001 – $1.00

Luther and Erasmus: Free Will and Salvation. [Library of Christian Classics - PB] Westminster:1968. $1.00

Niebuhr, H. Richard. The Purpose of the Church and Its Ministry. Harper:1956. HB with cover. $1.00

Primavesi, Anne. Sacred Gaia. Routledge:2000. $1.00

Williams, Charles. Descent of the Dove. Eerdmans: 1939/1968. [some cover wear - lettering on spine is gone; hand printed] $1.00

Tracy, David. The Analogical Imagination: Christian Theology and the Culture of Pluralism. Crossroad. 1989. $1.00

Schillebeeckx, Edward. The Language of Faith: Essays on Jesus, Theology, and the Church. Orbis/SCM: 1995. $1.00

Schillebeeckx, Edward. The Church with a Human Face: A New and Expanded Theology of Ministry. Crossroad: 1990. $1.00

Reist, Benjamin A. A Reading of Calvin’s Instututes. Westminster: 1991. $1.00

Wendel, Francois. Calvin: Origins and Development of His Religious Thought.  Baker: 1961 (384 pp.) $1.00

Spirituality, Feminist Theology, Family and Personal Ministries

[All books are excellent to like new condition unless otherwise noted.]

Newell, J. Philip. Celtic Prayers from Iona. Paulist Press: 1997. HB $1.00

Sager, Allan H. Gospel-Centered Spirituality. Augsburg: 1990. $1.00

Hendry, George S. Theology of Nature. Westminster: 1980. $1.00

Schaper, Donna. Sabbath Keeping. Cowley Press: 1999. $1.00

Vennard, Jane E. Be Still: Designing and Leading Contemplative Retreats. Alban Institute: 2000. $1.00

Whitcomb, Holly W. Seven Spiritual Gifts of Waiting: Patience, Loss of Control, Living in the Present, Compassion, Gratitude, Humility, Trust in God. Augsburg: 2005. $1.00

Plaskow, Judith, and Christ, Carol P. Weaving the Visions: New Patterns in Feminist Spirituality. Harper & Row: 1989. [Inscription written inside cover] $1.00

Russell, Letty M. Growth in Partnership. Westminster: 1981. $1.00

Ishee, John, and Doyle, Paul Barton. Spirituality in Recovery: A 12 Step Approach. 1997. $1.00

Mason, Paul T., and Kreger, Randi. Stop Walking on Eggshells: Taking your life back when someone you care about has borderline personality disorder.  New Harbinger: 1998. $1.00

Maddock, James W. and Larson, Noel R. Incestuous Families: An Ecological Approach to Understanding and Treatment. WW Norton: 1998. HB $1.00

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Church Management, Leadership, and Transformation

[All items are excellent to new condition unless otherwise noted.]

Langford, Norman. Fire Upon the Earth. [Christian Faith and Life Curriculum, HB] Westminster:1950. $1.00 [I am keeping one copy of this - I have used it in sermons in every church I have served. Great, simple outline of church history.]

Caroll, Jackson W. Mainline to the Future: Congregations for the 21st Century. Westminster: 2000. $1.00

Carothers, J. Edward. The Paralysis of Mainstream Protestant Leadership. Abingdon: 1990. $1.00

Easum, William M. and Bandy, Thomas G. Growing Spiritual Redwoods. Abingdon: 1997. $1.00

Eberts, Harry W. Jr. We Believe: A Study of the Book of Confessions for Church Officers. Geneva Press: 1987. $1.00

Reed, Bob. How to Survive Being a Presbyterian: A Merry Manual Celebrating the Funny Foibles of the Frozen Chosen. Writers’ Club Press: 2001.

Van Gelder, Craig. The Essence of the Church: A Community Created by the Spirit. Baker Books: 2000. [some pencil markings] $1.00

Kemper, Robert G. What Every Church Member Should Know About Clergy: A Practical Guide to Selecting Pastors, Understanding Their Role, and Developing quality Pastor/Parish Relationships. Pilgrim Press: 1985 [some highlighting; cover wear] $1.00

Saarinen, Martin F. The Life Cycle of a Congregation. Alban Institute: 1986. 24 pp. $1.00

Leas, Speed B. Discover Your Management Style. Alban Institute: 1984. 26 pp. 9"x12" - $1.00

Parsons, George, and Leas, Speed B. Understanding Your Congregation as a System. (This is the “Inventory” not the book) - Alban Institute: 1993. 32 pp. 9"x12" - $1.00

Morris, H.H. Demystifying the Congregational Budget. Alban Institute: 1988. [some cover wear] $1.00

Chapman, William E. History and Theology in the Book of Order: Blood on Every Page. Witherspoon: 1999. (9" x 12" 124 pp) $1.00

Foote, Ted Jr. And Thronburg, P. Alex. Being Presbyterian in tghe Bible Belt: A Theological Survival Guide for Youth, Parents, and Other Confused Presbyterians. Geneva Press: 2000. $2.00

The Presbyterian Handbook. Various contributors and editors (humorous). Geneva Press: 2006. $2.00

Weeks, Louis B. The Presbyterian Source: Bible Words That Shape a Faith. Westminster: 1990. $1.00

Weeks, Louis B. To Be a Presbyterian. John Knox: 1983. $1.00

Gall, John. Systemantics: How Systems Work and Especially How They Fail. Pocketbooks: 1975. [Pages are yellowed.] $1.00

Hainer, Frankm, and Small, Joseph. The Great Ends of the Church - Short term study course for adults PCUSA Curriculum Publishing: 1997. $1.00

Myers-Briggs Guides [9" x 12" Consulting Psychologists Press] –

Myers, Isabel Briggs. Introduction to Type, 5th ed. 1983. 30 pages, $1.00

Myers, Katherine D, and Kirby, Linda K. Introduction to Type: Dynamics and Development - Exploring the Next Level of Type. 1994, 38 pp. $1.00 - 3 copies

Hirsh, Sandra Krebs, and Kummerow, Jean M. Introduction to Type in Organizations. 2nd ed.1990, 32 pp. $1.00 - 2 copies

Hammer, Allen L. Introduction to Type and Careers. 1993, 32 pp. $1.00 - 2 copies

Sweet, Leonard. Faithquakes. Abingdon: 1994. HB. $1.00

Sample, Tex. Ministry in an Oral Culture: Living with Will Rogers, Uncle Remus, and Minnie Pearl. Westminster: 1994. $1.00

Sunday, January 1, 2012

Music -- Audio CD's

All items have original jewel cases, booklets, and packaging unless otherwise noted. Higher prices reflect or beat those on Amazon and Ebay. Crossout means sold.

Puccini – La Boheme – Pavarotti, Freni, Harwood, Panerai, Ghiaurov, Maffeo, Berliner Philharmoniker led by Herbert von Karajan – London:1973/1987 – Box missing – 2 cds in double jewel case and booklet – $3.00

Rossini – The Barber of Seville – Kathleen Battle, Pacido Domingo, Frank Lopardo, Sucio Gallo, Ruggero Raimondi, with the Chamber Orchestra of Europe – Deutsche Grammophon:1992 – Boxed, 2 cds and booklet, like new – $4.00

Verdi – La Traviata – Cheryl Studer, Luciano Pavarotti, Juan Pons, with the Met Opera and Chorus led by James Levine – Deutsche Grammophon:1992 – Boxed, 2 cds and booklet, like new – $4.00

Sondheim and Lapine – Into the Woods – Bernadette Peters, Joanna Gleason, Chip Zien, Tom Aldredge, Robert Westenberg – RCA:1987 – 1 cd and booklet in a 2cd jewel case – $2.00

Gerry Mulligan - AGE OF STEAM - Audio CD, 4 hour DVD documentary and master class, and interviews. $5.00

GERSHWIN A CAPPELLA by Glad - Quintet of otherwise gospel singers sing 16 of Gershwin's greatest. $3.00


ELGAR FAVORITES - 15 Classics by London Philharmonic and other British orchestras. $1.00

MARCH CLASSICS - CLASSICAL TREAURIES - Mendelssohn, Beethove, Mozart, Tschaikovsky, Bizet, Strauss. $1.00

THE LONG BLACK VEIL - The Chieftans, with Sting, Sinead O'Connor, Van Morrison, Ry Cooder, Tom Jones, and the Rolling Stones. Fantastic. GC. $1.00

DYLAN - 18 of Bob Dylan's greatest hits. EC. $5.00

DAVE DIGS DISNEY - The Dave Brubeck Quartet, orig. 1957 digitally remastered mono. $2.00


ELLIS MARSALIS - HEART OF GOLD - with Ray Brown, Billy Higgins, Reginald Veal, Herlin Ray, and Jason Marsalis. 15 tracks. $1.00

MILT JACKSON - THE PROPHET SPEAKS - 12 tracks with Joshua Redman and Joe Williams. $1.00


SUPERSAX - STONEBIRD - 5 saxes, piano, drums, and bass (some trumpet by Conte Candoli)  play 9 Charlie Parker tunes. $1.00

ERNIE WATTS - REACHING UP - Tenor sax with super quartet. $1.00



SPACE COWBOYS motion picture soundtrack with Willie Nelson, Mandy Barnett, Joshua Redman, Chad Brock, and others. $1.00

THE GODFATHER - motion picture soundtrack by Nino Rota - $1.00




WOODY HERMAN - BEST OF THE BIG BANDS -early herds - $1.00





Bibles, Prayer Books, Hymnals, Collectibles

THE MESSAGE The New Testament, Psalms, and Proverbs by Eugene Peterson. NavPress, 1995. 4" x 5.5" - .5" thick, very nice leatherette or leather burgendy binding, fine Bible paper with gold edging. Printing on spine in gold is not centered (too close to back). Otherwise EC. $2.00

Hebrew Scriptures in Hebrew only - 3.5" x 4.75" - .5" thick, brown leather binding, good paper with yellow edging, some wear on edging. Unmarked VGC. $2.00

A GUIDE TO PRAYER FOR ALL WHO SEEK GOD by Norman Shawchuck and Reuben Job. Upper Room, 2003. 4.75" x 7.75" - .75" thick. Green leather binding, fine paper with gold edging, New Condition. $3.00

NRSV NEW TESTAMENT - Zondervan, 1989. Vest pocket size: 3.25" x 6.4" - 5/16" thick. Burgundy bonded leather with gold metal corners on front. Fine paper with gold edging. Some signs of usage. EC. $2.00

THE GOVERNMENT AND DISCIPLINE OF THE UNITED PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH OF NORTH AMERICA - Pittsburgh, 1869. Vest pocket size: 3.75" x 6.25" - Modern Presbyterians will be surprised that it is only 1/4" thick. Soft canvas cover. Complete but cover is badly worn and separating from bound booklet.  Unmarked; pages yellowed with age. GC. $3.00

Other editions of Bibles to be listed later.