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Published on March 4th, 2013 | by ABCUSA

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Judson Press book wins Outreach Resource of the Year award

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 3/4/13)—The Judson Press book Missional Preaching: Engage • Embrace • Transform by Al Tizon has won the 2013 Outreach Resource of the Year award in the Preaching category from Outreach magazine.

In this compelling work, Tizon combines preaching with the aims of the missional church and takes an in-depth look at the integral relationship between the two. The pastor, professor, and missionary introduces the essentials of missional preaching and then offers chapters about mission grounded in biblical themes, including:

  • Alternative Community
  • Holistic Transformation
  • Justice and Reconciliation
  • Whole-Life Stewardship

Tizon illustrates how these themes may be proclaimed from the pulpit with sermons from leading Christian preachers, including Greg Boyd, Shane Claiborne, Brenda Salter-McNeil, and Ron Sider.

Knute Larson, retired pastor of The Chapel in Akron, Ohio, states, “Al Tizon carefully takes the popular ‘missional’ word and shows in three foundational chapters how it is God’s middle name, how it should guide the way we study and preach the whole Bible, and how it cannot be separated from worship.”

Al Tizon, PhD—associate professor of holistic ministry at Palmer Theological Seminary in Wynnewood, Pa.—is director of Word & Deed Network of the Evangelicals for Social Action. Dr. Tizon is an ordained minister of the Evangelical Covenant Church.

Bimonthly Outreach magazine publishes information about effective church practices for an audience of church professionals. The magazine solicits entries from publishers, publicists, and authors for its Outreach Resources of the Year awards. Submissions are categorized, and then evaluated by an expert panelist in each category.

Missional Preaching: Engage • Embrace • Transform retails for $16.99 and is available from Judson Press by calling 800-458-3766 or ordering online at www.judsonpress.com.

Founded in 1824, Judson Press—a publishing ministry of American Baptist Home Mission Societies, American Baptist Churches USA—produces Christ-centered leadership resources for the transformation of persons, congregations, communities and cultures.

American Baptist Churches USA is one of the most diverse Christian denominations today, with over 5,200 local congregations comprised of 1.3 million members, across the United States and Puerto Rico, all engaged in God’s mission around the world.

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