PUBLICATIONS: Selected Books
If you are interested in purchasing Marva's publications, please contact the publishers listed with each book's title, or, visit booksellers, such as Amazon.com!
Follow the Story - Daily Advent Devotions (Creative Communications for the Parish, 2012)
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In the Beginning, GOD (InterVarsity Press, 2009)
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Being Well When We're Ill: Wholeness and Hope in Spite of Infirmity (Augsburg, 2008)
My Soul Waits: Solace for the Lonely from the Psalms, Rev. ed. (InterVarsity Press, 2007; 1st in 1983).
Joy in Divine Wisdom: Practices of Discernment from Other Cultures and Christian Traditions (Jossey-Bass, 2006).
The Sense of the Call: A Sabbath Way of Life for Those Who Serve God, the Church, and the World (Eerdmans, 2006). Honored in 2007 by the Academy of Parish Clergy on its list of Top Ten Books of the Year.
Talking the Walk: Letting Christian Language Live Again (Grand Rapids, MI: Brazos, 2005).
Unfettered Hope: A Call to Faithful Living in an Affluent Society (Louisville: Westminster John Knox, 2003). Honors in 2004: #3 of the Top Ten Books (the Academy of Parish Clergy); co-runner-up to Religion Book of the Year (Independent Publisher Book Awards); ForeWord Magazine Book of the Year Finalist.
How Shall We Worship, Vital Questions Series, ed.. Daniel Taylor (Carol Stream, IL: Tyndale House, 2003).
Joy in Our Weakness: A Gift of Hope from the Book of Revelation, Rev. ed. (Grand Rapids, MI: Eerdmans, 2002).
Morning by Morning: Daily Meditations from the Writings of Marva J. Dawn, edited by Karen Dismer (Eerdmans, 2001).
Powers, Weakness, and the Tabernacling of God (Eerdmans, 2001). Given the 2002 Christianity Today Book Award in the category of The Church/Pastoral Leadership.
The Unnecessary Pastor: Rediscovering the Call (co-written with Eugene Peterson) (Eerdmans, 1999). Honored in 2001 by the Academy of Parish Clergy on its list of Top Ten Books of the Year.
A Royal "Waste" of Time: The Splendor of Worshiping God and Being Church for the World (Eerdmans, 1999). Honored in 2000 by the Academy of Parish Clergy on its list of Top Ten Books of the Year.
Truly the Community: Romans 12 and How to Be the Church (Eerdmans, 1992; reissued 1997).
Is It a Lost Cause?: Having the Heart of God for the Church's Children (Eerdmans, 1997).
To Walk and Not Faint: A Month of Meditations from Isaiah 40, Second edition (Eerdmans, 1997; 1st in 1980).
Trans, Ed., Sources and Trajectories: Eight Early Articles by Jacques Ellul that Set the Stage (Eerdmans, 1997).
Reaching Out without Dumbing Down: A Theology of Worship for these Urgent Times (Eerdmans, 1995). Honored in 1996 by the Academy of Parish Clergy on its list of Top Ten Books of the Year.
Sexual Character: Beyond Technique to Intimacy (Eerdmans, 1993).
Translator, editor for Holy War in Ancient Israel by Gerhard von Rad (Eerdmans, 1991).
Keeping the Sabbath Wholly: Ceasing, Resting, Embracing, Feasting (Eerdmans, 1989).
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