Eerdmans offers a number of books ideal for pastors, seminarians, church workers, lay leaders, and congregations. To find the perfect book for your church's next study (or for your own personal or professional pastoral development), check out this month's featured ministry pick, or browse our complete selection of books on church and ministry using the subcategories below.

May Ministry Pick

Justo L. González


In this accessible historical overview of Sunday, noted scholar Justo González tells the story of how and why Christians have worshiped on Sunday from the earliest days of the church to the present.

After discussing the views and practices relating to Sunday in the ancient church, González turns to Constantine and how his policies affected Sunday observances. He then recounts the long process, beginning in the Middle Ages and culminating with Puritanism, whereby Christians came to think of and strictly observe Sunday as the Sabbath. Finally, González looks at the current state of things, exploring especially how the explosive growth of the church in the Majority World has affected the observance of Sunday worldwide.

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