Forming Christian Habits in Post-Christendom

The Legacy of Alan and Eleanor Kreider

James R. Krabill and Stuart Murray, editors

Alan and Eleanor Kreider have been teaching and writing about mission, community, and worship from an Anabaptist perspective for almost four decades. While most of this ministry took place in United Kingdom and North American contexts, their influence spread to continental Europe, the Middle East, Asia, and beyond.

The contributors to this volume—all affected in some way by the Kreiders’ ministry—are a global multi-voiced choir. They are younger and older; academics and community workers; new believers and veterans of the faith. They have come together to celebrate the lifelong contribution the Kreiders have made to forming in so many people the Christian habits necessary for living faithfully in a world where the unraveling of Christendom has never been more apparent.

This book is a significant practical resource for anyone passionate about the renewal of mission, community, and worship in the church today.

About the Editors

James R. Krabill has served with Mennonite mission agencies in West Africa, England, France, and the United States since 1976. From 1978 to 1988 he taught Bible and church history with Mennonite Board of Missions among African-initiated movements—mostly the Harrist Church—in Ivory Coast. Since 2002, Krabill has served as senior executive for the Global Ministries division of Mennonite Mission Network in Elkhart, Indiana. He is editor of Mission from the Margins: Selected Writings from the Life and Ministry of David A. Shank (Herald Press & Institute of Mennonite Studies, 2010).

Stuart Murray works as a trainer and consultant under the auspices of the Anabaptist Network in the United Kingdom. Based in Bristol, England, he travels widely in the UK and overseas, working with local churches, mission agencies, denominational leaders, conferences, and individuals. His particular areas of expertise are in church planting, emerging church, urban mission, mission in post-Christendom, and Anabaptist history and theology. He is author of The Naked Anabaptist: The Bare Essentials of a Radical Faith (Herald Press, 2010).

2011. 234 pages.
ISBN: 978-0-8361-9602-3
Price: $22.99 USD/$26.50 CAD

This book is copublished with Herald Press and is available for purchase on the Herald Press website:

“Old patterns of personal spirituality and community habits, rituals, programs, and techniques are fading away with the Christendom that created them, opening fresh space for a deeper, more conscious relationship with God.”—James Krabill & Stuart Murray