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Howard Snyder

Ecology of Church and Kingdom

Howard Snyder’s Books


Choice Books authored by Howard Snyder

Salvation Means Creation Healed
The Ecology of Sin and Grace: Overcoming the Divorce between Earth and Heaven

Co-authored by Joel Scandrett (Wipf and Stock Publishers, 2011) The Bible promises the renewal of all creation—a new heaven and earth—based on the incarnation, life, death, and resurrection of Jesus Christ. For centuries this promise has been sidelined or misunderstood because of the church’s failure to grasp the full meaning of biblical teachings on creation and new creation.

Community of the King
Revised Edition (InterVarsity Press, 2004) Complete revision of the 1977 edition, including a new chapter tracing liberationist, Pentecostal/ charismatic, and Trinitarian models of the church. Also available in Spanish and Portuguese.

Decoding the Church: Mapping the DNA of Christ’s Body
Co-authored with Daniel V. Runyon (email Dan Runyon) *See the review in the November 2002 issue of Christianity Today.

Coherence in Christ: The Larger Meaning of Ecology
(Mission Evangelism Series, No. 4, General Board of Global Ministries, United Methodist Church.) Ecology, culture, and New Creation viewed through the perspective of God’s work in Jesus Christ. 25 pp. Available from the author.

The Divided Flame: Wesleyans and the Charismatic Movement
By Howard Snyder with Daniel Runyon (1986). Shows that Wesleyan theology fundamentally is charismatic, in the biblical sense. This book is out of print, but copies may be found online.

EarthCurrents: The Struggle for the World’s Soul
A survey of global trends and worldviews, and an argument for the Christian worldstory. Discusses “order, surprise, and beauty” and the meaning of “meaning.” 334 pages. Abingdon Press, 1995. Available from Abingdon Press or the author. (Published also in Korean.)

Global Good News: Mission in a New Context
Edited by Howard A. Snyder. A discussion of the issues facing Christian mission today, with contributions from 14 authors including Mortimer Arias, George Hunter, Priscilla Pope-Levison, and J. Andrew Kirk. 269 pages. Available from Abingdon Press or the author.

Kingdom, Church and World: Biblical Themes for Today
A biblical theology of the Kingdom of God and of the church as Kingdom Community. (Wipf & Stock reprint of A Kingdom Manifesto, with new Preface.) 132 pp. Available from Wipf & Stock or the author. (Published also in Japanese and Chinese.)

Liberating the Church: The Ecology of Church and Kingdom
What it means for the church to be in Kingdom business, not church business, including a discussion of different models of the church and an argument for the ministry of all believers, including women. 288 pages. Available from Wipf & Stock or the author.

Models of the Kingdom
Church, culture, and mission in the light of Scripture and church history, with contemporary application. 176 pages. Available from Wipf & Stock or the author. (Published also in Korean.)

One Hundred Years at Spring Arbor: A History of Spring Arbor College, 1873-1973
Centennial history of Spring Arbor (Michigan) Seminary, High School, Junior College, and College (now Spring Arbor University), published in 1973. 160 pages.

Radical Renewal: The Problem of Wineskins Today
Revised/updated version of The Problem of Wineskins. A critique of today’s church and a theology of church structure. 223 pages.

The Radical Wesley and Patterns for Church Renewal
What we can learn from John Wesley and early Methodism that will help renew the church today. 189 pages. Available from Wipf & Stock or the author.

Signs of the Spirit: How God Reshapes the Church
Historical study of Montanism, Pietism, Moravianism, and early Methodism (based on my dissertation), with contemporary application. 336 pages. Available from Wipf & Stock or the author. (Published also in Korean.)

Under Construction: Studies in Ephesians
A 13-chapter study guide for group inductive Bible study (Light & Life Press). 64 pages. Available from the author.

“Live While You Preach”: The Autobiography of Methodist Revivalist and Abolitionist John Wesley Redfield (1810–1863) (editor). Scarecrow Press, 2006. 442 pages, with photos. Foreword by David Bebbington. This detailed autobiography with extensive notes is a primary source on abolitionism, revivalism, American Methodism, and the 19th-century holiness movement.

Populist Saints: B. T. and Ellen Roberts and the First Free Methodists.
Eerdmans, 2006. 995 pages, with photos. Definitive biography of the founders of the Free Methodist denomination—abolitionists, revivalists, reformers, and advocates for women’s rights.

Soul-Searching the Church: Free Methodism at 150 Years (editor, with Gerald E. Bates). Light & Life Communications, 2008. 192 pages Twelve chapters by various writers, including “Seven Keys to Free Methodist Renewal,” by H. Snyder.

Concept and Commitment: A History of Spring Arbor University, 1873-2007.
Spring Arbor University Press, 2008. 255 pages, with photos. Incorporates in revised form the author’s earlier One Hundred Years at Spring Arbor.