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Noted author Louis Weeks to write new book on current state of PC(USA)

November 30, 2010

Louisville

The Presbyterian Publishing Corporation is pleased to announce a new forthcoming book from author Louis B. Weeks. Weeks will research and write on the current state of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) and its prospects for the future. The resulting book will be published in spring 2012.

Over the next several months, Weeks will be interviewing Presbyterian leaders and others knowledgeable about the denomination and its congregations. If you know of resources and constructive endeavors that should be noted concerning the church today and tomorrow, you may contact Weeks by email: lweeks@upsem.edu

For four decades and more, Weeks has been a student of Presbyterian denominational and congregational life. His research for this project will involve study of Presbyterians at worship and work in congregations as well as those involved in church-wide bodies and councils. He will explore resources for congregational vitality as well as those offered from Presbyterian-related institutions.

Louis Weeks is President Emeritus at Union Presbyterian Seminary, where he served for thirteen years. Prior to that, he was a member of the faculty and for eleven years dean at Louisville Presbyterian Seminary. His writing for PPC has included To Be a Presbyterian, Revised Edition (2010), The Presbyterian Source: Bible Words That Shape a Faith, and Making Ethical Decisions: A Casebook of Church and Society. With Joe Coalter and John Mulder, Weeks coedited The Presbyterian Presence, a seven volume series, and with Ann Weems, edited Faith in Words: A Celebration of Presbyterian Writers.

The Presbyterian Publishing Corporation (PPC) is the official denominational publisher of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.). It is a completely financially self-sustaining agency of the General Assembly and receives no mission funding from the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.). PPC publishes approximately sixty books each year and maintains a backlist of more than 1,700 titles that are sold throughout the world. PPC publishes works under three imprints: Westminster John Knox Press, Geneva Press, and The Thoughtful Christian. With a publishing heritage that dates back more than 170 years, PPC maintains its commitment to publishing resources that “advance religious scholarship, stimulate conversation about moral values, and inspire faithful living.”