I came across a wonderful and helpful worship book titled Resources for Worship. It's from 1961 by the YMCA and it has some solid prayers and worship ideas. I also have a book from the same group, from the 20s which is a devotional book on the life of Jesus.
What they produced was liberal Protestant. It started to make me wonder. When I go to a bookstore the vast majority of the devotional lit is evangelical. I get mainline publishers sending me catalogues that are biblical studies and academic theology.
But in the early 20th century there was a tremendous amount of resources, devotional literature that came from the mainline. Now I can't find such things. What happened? Why are mainliners reading Rick Warren? Where is our equivalent to such things?
Part of growing the mainline is some intentional effort at religious formation and that includes providing the sort of devotional resources for people that can be edifying and be reflective of the mainline. Can folks point me to some good current works along those lines?