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Carol Howard Merritt's favorite books for ministry

Fall books

What are the best books for ministry written in the 21st century? We asked seven pastors to pick their favorites. — Ed.


Take and read

The 500th anniversary of Calvin’s birth last year prompted the publication of a spate of works celebrating his life and theology. Gordon’s vibrant new biography invites readers to see Calvin’s theological commitments in historical context.

5 books for ministry

Miss Manners’ Guide to Excruciatingly Correct Behavior, by Judith Martin (Norton). Part etiquette manual, part psychology text, Miss Manners’ Guide has been a dependable source of insight and information over the years.