Blessed and Beautiful: Multiethnic Churches and the Preaching that Sustains Them, Lisa Lamb. (Wipf and Stock, 2014). Colleges can do it. Hospitals can do it. Workplaces can do it. Why does the church in the United States still find it so difficult to integrate across racial and ethnic divides? In Blessed and Beautiful Lisa Lamb trains her sights on one often overlooked facet of forging life together: the magnetic power of shared memories. Those common narratives bind ethnic groups together and keep them apart. This book explores the sociological and theological dimensions of social memory and considers the particularly powerful tool preaching could be for shaping individuals who are willing to risk remembering their people's past in church and for shaping churches capable of hearing those stories. While keenly aware of the complex dynamics involved, Lamb ultimately gives pastors and other church leaders a glimmer of hope as they seek to build reconciled communities of faith.
Sketches of Leadership, ed. Rich Lamb. (IVCF, 2007). Fifty short Bible studies on a variety of leadership topics. Shepherding, servant leadership, Bible study leadership, visionary leadership, management and planning, gentle influence, debunking the lies of sin, ambition and leadership, the character of a leader, leadership and failure.
Images of Leadership, Rich Lamb. (IVCF, 2004). This curriculum looks at key images of leadership depicted in the stories of scripture: shepherds, servants, wise sages and powerful sentinels, visionaries and managers, each called by God to use their gifts and abilities, insights and empathy to lead God's people well. Each session is built around scripture studies, paradigms and insights, and practical case studies and exercises to reinforce each lesson. This material has been widely used in Eurasia for 10 years, and has been translated into Russian, Polish, Ukrainian, Latvian, Lithuanian, Croatian, Romanian, Dutch and now Kyrgyz.
The Pursuit of God in the Company of Friends, Richard Lamb. (IV Press, 2003) This book addresses the crucial connection between community and discipleship and gives biblical tools and insights to help readers deepen friendships, develop community, and grow in love for and faithfulness to God in the process.
Following Jesus in the “Real World”, Richard Lamb. (IV Press, 1995). This book is a resource for graduating students and recent graduates as they navigate the transition to adulthood and the "real world" of jobs, budgets, finances and joining a church, finding a community, and growing in their faith after college.