ACU Press at ACU Summit 2017

Note from Matt: There have been some truly ambitious and much needed books written over the last year. We hope this post familiarizes you with some of the best content out there and highlights ACU Press’ & Summit’s role in providing quality content. Thanks to Alyssa Johnson for catching us up on what is out there!


ACU Summit 2017 is happy to partner with ACU Press, Leafwood Publishers, to bring recently published authors to speak about their books. At ACU Summit 2017, you can attend a session based on your favorite new book and even purchase the book after hearing the author speak.

Authors Cathy Massecar and Deanna Koehl will present Winning Every Woman’s War: Defeating Temptations, a book that equips women with tools to identify and overcome common but subtle temptations like fear, disrespect, manipulation, and comparison. Julia Mateer’s book, Life-Giving Leadership: A Woman’s Toolbox for Leading, strives to help redefine women’s ministry and equip women who are actively involved in leadership. Dudley Chancey and Ron Bruner’s class, building upon themes drawn from their book, Owning Faith: Reimagining the Role of Church & Family, examines the ways older disciples can honor and nurture life-changing relationships of faith with today’s adolescents. These classes can help those involved in women’s ministry and those working with young people.

Phil Lewis and John Harrison look at leadership in Longevity in Leadership: Essential Qualities of Longtime Leaders. Their book is aimed to encourage leaders and prospective leaders to stay the course and lead effectively in the long run. Monte Cox looks at world religions in Significant Others: Understanding our Non-Christian Neighbors. Cox walks readers through different, non-Christian perspectives to show Christians ways to engage with their non-Christian neighbors. Josh Ross, one of this year’s theme speakers, will be sharing ideas from Re-entry: How Pain, Roots, and Rhythm Guide Us from Darkness to Light. His new book examines the ways in which re-entry into the kingdom is just as important as entry. Josh is the only author who will offer a formal book signing, which will be held immediately after his class. Don McLaughlin’s new book, Love First: Ending Hate Before It’s Too Late, will present an understandable, practical, and doable approach to loving others with such clarity and conviction that the world will truly know the God who loves us first. No matter your interests, ACU Press has an author and a book that can spark thoughts and action in your life.

Leafwood Publishers will be selling copies of these books in the Bible building. For a full and detailed listing of authors and books that will be featured, click here. Come by and take something home with you to read!

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