Baker Academic Spring 2023 Catalog


When Church Stops Working A Future for Your Congregation beyond More Money, Programs, and Innovation Andrew Root and Blair D. Bertrand To face the crisis of decline, the church seeks more resources and people, but it is never enough. Two ministry leaders show that this busyness blinds the church to its real crisis: it can no longer see and hear the God it purports to worship. The church must actively wait for God to act in a way that brings life out of death.

“This book will draw every leader and Jesus follower who wonders what could work today into a deeper, more faith-full relationship with the God who is always working.” —KARA POWELL, Fuller Youth Institute and Fuller Theological Seminary

Andrew Root (PhD, Princeton Theological Seminary) is Carrie Olson Baalson Professor of Youth and Family Ministry at Luther Seminary. Blair D. Bertrand (PhD, Princeton Theological Seminary) is a lecturer at Zomba Theological University, teaching consultant with Theological Education by Extension Malawi, and adjunct lecturer at Tyndale University, Toronto.


MAY 2023 • 176 pp. • paper • $21.99 • 9781587435782

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