Contemporary Worship Handbook

Contemporary Worship Handbook

Brian T. Russell
The breadth of Russell’s work is impressive; his theological insights make the book a valuable guide for clergy and laity alike.
—Rev. Dr. Bill J. Leonard, Wake Forest University School of Divinity
The Complete Contemporary Worship Handbook is a great resource for churches considering starting a contemporary worship service, are seeking to reinvigorate their existing contemporary services, or want to explore the role of music, traditional or contemporary, in the life of worship.
—Dr. Danny Frye, High Point University
I know from experience that Brian’s guidance in this book will give your congregation the opportunity to design and lead vibrant worship, and I recommend it to you with confidence and joy.
—Rev. Jay Hilbinger, Greensboro, NC
This book is a well-researched and well-crafted blend of theological reflection and practical strategies for creating and embodying substantive and meaningful worship. This is a good reminder that the focus of our worship is God and not a particular style of worshiping God.
—Dr. Jill Crainshaw, Wake Forest University School of Divinity
For pastors or worship leaders interested in either starting a contemporary worship service or bringing new life to an existing service, this book is a must read. From the nuts and bolts of hiring effective leaders, assembling a praise team and music selection, to naming a service (or not naming it), budgets and marketing strategies, Brian has covered them all.
—Rev. Peggy A. Finch, Thomasville, NC
Finding Peace Amid the Chaos

Finding Peace Amid the Chaos

My Escape from Depression and Suicide

Tanya Brown with William Croyle
Having battled chronic depression for almost 30 years...I urge those who have depression, and the families and friends of those who suffer from it, to read this compelling book.
—Tom Johnson, Former Publisher and CEO, Los Angeles Times,
Former Chairman and CEO, CNN
“Captivating, riveting, and inspirational! Five stars for one of the best books I have read in a long time.”
—Debra Rosen, President/CEO San Diego North Chamber of Commerce,
Founder of San Diego Women’s Week
I Choose to be Happy

I Choose to be Happy

A School Shooting Survivor’s Triumph Over Tragedy (revised 2014)

Missy Jenkins with William Croyle
Missy breaks your heart, puts it back together again, and makes you a believer—in forgiveness, faith, and how the strength of one girl can change the world.
—Diane Sawyer, ABC News Anchor
The Dragon Who Burned All His Friends

The Dragon Who Burned All His Friends

Cooling Flames of Anger Through Self-Discovery

Sheila Hatcher, M.A., MFT
This is a magical and inspiring metaphor through which adult readers will identify anger issues and discover practical methods to energize enduring change.
—Jeffrey K. Zeig, Ph.D., The Milton Erickson Foundation
When Color Fades

When Color Fades

A Novel By C.J. Clark

C.J. Clark
A fascinating read...When Color Fades captures interpersonal dysfunction as it changes with the progression of dementia…A surprising resolution.
—Dr. Richard Tallman, neurologist
When Life Throws You Curves, Keep Swinging

When Life Throws You Curves, Keep Swinging

A Memoir

Coach David Vince with Jeremy M. Harper
David has a very inspirational book that made me so proud of his tenacity and love for baseball. I hope his story will light a fire for anyone with or without a disability to work hard and earn their dream.
—Johnny Bench, MLB Hall of Fame 1989
Don’t Call Me Shy

Don’t Call Me Shy

Preparing Shy Children for a Lifetime of Social Success

Laurie Adelman
As a therapist, I recommend this book to parents who are concerned about their child's social anxiety.
—John DeMarco, M.Ed., LPC, Psychotherapist
I Can’t Remember Me

I Can’t Remember Me

Recovery After Traumatic Brain Injury

Judy Martin-Urban and Courtney Martin Larson
This is a story of the indomitable human spirit and the faith that guided this family through grief to acceptance and a new life for Courtney.
—Marion Glanville Hearst, Occupational Therapist, Melbourne, Australia

Author Spotlight

Missy Jenkins Smith

View Missy's speaking schedule of her website Missy spoke in Washington, DC to the Be SMART campaign, a grassroots effort to promote gun safety among our children. Later she met Erin Gruwell, the teacher portrayed in the movie FREEDOM WRITERS. She invited Missy to speak to her audience that day. Missy was featured along with other brave women in a 2016 issue of Glamour. Here is a preview. Take advantage of special pricing on her book I Choose to be Happy.


New! The Complete Contemporary Worship Handbook

The Complete Contemporary Worship Handbook by Brian T. Russell of Greensboro, NC is now available. This 262-page handbook has a comprehensive Table of Contents to assist readers in locating suggestions on dealing with their specific issues or interest. He also discusses the historical context of contemporary worship. Check Brian's awesome website for information on his consulting services, blog, events, books, podcast, shopping and reviews. More

Langmarc Earns Top 10 Independent Book Publisher in Austin

The Culture Trip (Global Art, Culture, Food & Travel) has chosen Langmarc Publishing as one of Austin's Top 10 Independent Book Publishers in Austin, Texas for 2016. (more)

E-books Available

Several titles are available in e-book formats for Kindle, Nook, and Apple.

Tanya Brown as Inspirational Writer and Speaker

Take advantage of our library specials on Finding Peace Amid the Chaos: My Escape from Depression and Suicide by Tanya Brown with William Croyle. Tanya is an excellent speaker on subjects of depression, spousal abuse, and mental health. She has had numerous interviews on national media, and she conducts workshops on mental health. Check her website:

When Life Throws You Curves, Keep Swinging by Coach David Vince with Jeremy M. Harper

Coach David Vince with Jeremy M. Harper has written a memoir about his 29-year high school and college baseball coaching career. David Vince was a featured speaker at a Conway, Arkansas Rotary meeting, and you may watch David’s speech on this site. (more)