Good news! After six years of research, writing, and community work, this labor of love comes ready for your reading encouragement and edification.
The series supports a vision for the gospel as a shared heritage of the family of God with each chapter expanding on the basic needs (book 1), safe love (book 2), and future continuing (book 3) that the gospel promises in the heavenly kingdom, and encourages us to engage that work now with active devotional (book 4) and prayer (book 5).
The devotional invites us to reflect about the importance of heritage that the gospel offers, and us to minister to basic needs, safe love, and future continuing now.
Each chapter asks questions for individual or group work for heritage and dialogue circles to reflect on the spiritual engagement of heritage formation, theology, and care. Caring marks us as true ministers of a gospel made good by a Savior and King who cares for us, and by caring, opens a way to life now and for eternity (John 10:11-18 VOICE).
The prayer book guides morning, midday, and evening prayers based on the heritage model about basic needs, safe love, and continuing detailed in the trilogy and practiced in the devotional. The devotional and prayer books are useful for groups, congregations, seminaries, ministry and community organizations, advocates, caregivers, or personal study time to pray, praise, engage, and deliver a heritage model by the love, hope, and power of the gospel to the challenges and opportunities that we encounter today.
These books offer unique and compelling insights to transform our approaches and tone with a solutions-based model for a whole systems perspective of the gospel of Jesus, who promised to make all things new (see 1 Cor. 15; 1 Thess. 4; 2 Cor. 5; Isa. 9:1-6, 11:1-6, 25, 43, 49, 53, 60-61, 65:17-25; Joel 2:28-29; Lam. 3:22-24; Lk. 1-4, 7, 11; Matt. 5-6, 18:1-7; 23-25, 28:19-20; Rev. 20-22; Rom. 8).
Opportunities include integrating dialogue, validation, story-sharing, neighborly service, and invitation as modes for evangelism, discipleship, training, ordination, ecuministry, and peace-sharing. This series provides a way for leaders, carers, and organizations. Interested in working with me? Check out the coaching, consulting, facilitation opportunities available!
Importantly, these books focus on everday caresharing as the stories and lived experience of humanity, and so emphasizes heritage care as a consistent responsibility, expression, and outcome of heritage theology and formation.
This series thankfully avoids the error of lofty speculative reasoning and theological chatter that puts everyday folks at a distance, and instead challenges us to contemplate and act with an prophetic voice to build systems hospitable to heritage.
Special thanks and gratitudes to Rev. Colleen and Rev. Drs. Scott and Linda for writing excellent forewords for the trilogy, and to my parents for writing the foreword for the prayer book!
As always, enjoy, and thank you for reading!
Rev. Dr. Dena
Dena Michele Rosko, PhD, MA, CLCM encourages and inspires people to develop cultures of heritage in their ministries, partnerships, and organizations by writing, publishing, and training creative content about heritage theology, formation, and care across multiple genres, by facilitating groups, workshops, and retreats with dialogue and heritage circles, and by consulting and coaching leaders, advocates, carers, and families. The gospel promises a beautiful story of a shared heritage together in Christ that can bless and light the world!