Books that you may find helpful:

Bennethum, D. Michael. Listen! God Is Calling!: Luther Speaks of Vocation, Faith, and Work. Minneapolis: Augsburg Fortress, 2003.

* Bliese, Richard, David W. Miller, and Pamela J. Moret. Living Out Our Callings in the Workplace. St. Paul, MN: Centered Life, 2004.

Crabtree, Davida Foy. The Empowering Church. Herndon, VA: Alban Institute, 1989.

Daubert, Dave, Luther’s Priesthood of Believers: A Simple Model for 21st Century Disciples.

Dickhart, Judith McWilliams. Church-going Insider or Gospel-carrying Outsider? A different view of congregations. Chicago, IL: Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, 2002. This book, published by the ELCA and available only through their offices, is now out of print. But a pdf download of the manuscript is available here (click to view; right-click to download to your computer). This book details how congregations can become strong as they focus identity and programming on members’ daily ministries.

Diehl, William E. Christianity and Real Life. Philadelphia: Fortress, 1976.

Diehl, William E. Ministry in Daily Life: A Practical Guide for Congregations. Herndon, VA: Alban Institute, 1996.

Diehl, William E. The Monday Connection: A Spirituality of Competence, Affirmation, and Support in the Workplace. New York: HarperCollins, 1991.

Diehl, William E. Thank God It’s Monday! Philadelphia: Fortress, 1982.

DuBois, Dwight L. The Scattering: Imagining a Church that Connects Faith and Life. Eugene, OR: Wipf & Stock, 2015. See or a video preview at Owners of a print or digital copy of the book may download and print one copy of the study guide for use in their ministry context. There is also a three-session guide for introducing the basic concepts of the book to members and leaders here.

Everist, Norma. Seventy Images of Grace in the Epistles…That Make All the Difference in Daily Life. Eugene, OR: Cascade, 2015.

Everist, Norma Cook, and Nelvin Vos. Where in the World Are You? Connecting Faith and Daily Life. Herndon, VA: Alban Institute, 1996.

Fanucci, Laura Kelly. To Bless Our Callings: Prayers, Poems, and Hymns to Celebrate Vocation. Eugene, OR: Wipf & Stock, 2017.

Fortin, Jack. The Centered Life: Awakened, Called, Set Free, Nurtured. Minneapolis: Augsburg Fortress, 2006.

* Frerichs, Wendell. More Real Prayers. St. Paul, MN: Centered Life, 2005.

Herman, John D. Called to Follow. Mechanicsville, VA: Rambling Star Publishing, 2013.

Herman, John D. The Body of Christ: Christ-Shaped and Spirit-Sent. Mechanicsville, VA: Rambling Star Publishing, 2016. (Available August 1, 2016)

Kolden, Marc. The Christian’s Calling in the World. St. Paul, MN: Centered Life, 2002.

Kraemer, Hendrick. A Theology of the Laity. Vancouver, British Columbia: Regent College Publishing, 1958.

Krueger, David A. Keeping Faith at Work: The Christian in the Workplace. Nashville: Abingdon, 1994.

Kujawa-Holbrook, Sheryl A., and Fredrica Harris Thompsett. Born of Water, Born of Spirit: Supporting the Ministry of the Baptized in Small Congregations. Herndon, VA: Alban, 2010.

Lose, David J. Preaching at the Crossroads: How the World—and Our Preaching—Is Changing. Minneapolis: Fortress, 2013.

Miller, David W. God at Work: The History and Promise of the Faith at Work Movement. New York: Oxford University Press, 2007.

* Minus, Paul M. Taking Faith to Work: Next Steps for Christian Discipleship. St. Paul, MN: Centered Life, 2004.

Montover, Nathan. Luther’s Revolution: The Political Dimensions of Martin Luther’s Universal Priesthood. Cambridge: James Clarke & Co., 2012.

Nessan, Craig L.. Shalom Church: The Body of Christ as Ministering Community. Minneapolis: Fortress, 2010.

Ogden, Greg. Unfinished Business: Returning Ministry to the People of God. Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 2003.

Prentiss, Demi, and Fletcher Lowe. Radical Sending: Go to Love and Serve. New York: Morehouse, 2015.

Scharen, Christian. Faith as a Way of Life: A Vision for Pastoral Leadership. Grand Rapids: William B. Eerdmans, 2008.

Schuurman, Douglas J. Vocation: Discerning Our Callings in Life. Grand Rapids: William B. Eerdmans, 2004.

Stevens, R. Paul. Liberating the Laity: Equipping All the Saints for Ministry. Downers Grove, IL: Intervarsity, 1985.

Stevens, R. Paul. The Other Six Days: Vocation, Work, and Ministry in Biblical Perspective. Vancouver, British Columbia: Regent College Publishing, 1999.

Veith, Gene Edward. Working for Neighbor: A Lutheran Primer on Vocation, Economics, and Ordinary Life. Grand Rapids: Christian’s Library Press, 2016.

Wingren, Gustaf. Luther on Vocation. Eugene, OR: Wipf and Stock, 2004.

* books marked with an asterisk are likely only available at Select Learning.