November 15, 2016

New Titles Tuesday November 15

This week, 19  print and ebook titles were added to the catalogue. Click on the title for more information. TWU log in may be required.

Financing for overcoming economic insecurity /edited by Susan Bruce and Katherine Smits.
In Financing for Overcoming Economic Insecurity, leading experts examine the causes and consequences of rising economic insecurity and policy measures that can be adopted to overcome insecurity. The volume contains papers addressing issues of economic insecurity pertaining to both developed and developing countries and caused by both economic factors and natural hazards. It also discusses the issues at both macro and micro levels. The volume’s focus on policy measures, such as redistribution and reinvestment of profit income in developed countries and imposition of capital control and promotion of micro insurance in developing countries, should be of much help to policymakers as well as researchers.

Feminist moments: reading feminist texts /edited by Susan Bruce and Katherine Smits.
The volume brings together texts from literary and analytical works written by women and men, and from inside and outside the Western tradition, including Mary Wortley Montagu, Anna Wheeler and William Thompson, Nazira Zeineddine, Betty Friedan, Andrea Dworkin and Luisa Valenzuela. The volume is unique in offering close readings of key passages from the selected texts, making it ideal for classroom use; its original essays, all authored by specialists, will also be of interest to more advanced scholars. In juxtaposing and analysing a wide range of texts which despite their significance are rarely discussed together, Feminist Moments provides a fascinating historical narrative of feminist thought which will be highly valuable to students and scholars.

Daughters in the house of Jacob: a memoir of migration /by Dorothy M. Peters ; with Christine S. Kampen. PRINT / TWU AUTHOR
This memoir is about two Canadian Mennonite women—a Bible professor and a pastor—and a surprising story of migration that traces their vocational calling across generations and gender, back to their Bible teaching-preaching grandfather Jacob and to their unforgettable great-grandmother Agatha. The authors interview elder-storytellers and investigate leads through a trail of letters, pictures, and documents, while reflecting on their own journeys and solving a few mysteries along the way. Warmly, and with astonishing honesty, cousins Dorothy Peters and Christine Kampen relate ‘who we are’ as women with a God-call to ministry. They draw us into the ‘surprises, secrets, and treasures’ of their wonderfully complicated family saga.
Faith and Wisdom in Science presents science as the current flourishing of a very old and deeply human story. Weaving material from the modern science of the unpredictable together with ancient biblical and historical material it takes a fresh approach to the 'science and religion' debate - taking a scientist's reading of the enigmatic and beautiful Book of Job as a centerpiece, and asking what science might ultimately be for. It makes the case for a story as human as any other - pain, love, desire, reconciliation, risk and healing emerge as surprising ingredients without which science is rootless. Rather than conflicting with faith, science can be seen as a deeply religious activity. 

Irreconcilable differences?: fostering dialogue among philosophy, theology, and science /edited by Jason C. Robinson and David A. Peck ; foreword by Brian McLaren
This book engages three academic disciplines--distinct yet sharing much in common--in a slice of conversation and community in which participants have aimed at validating the other and the way the other sees the world. The result is a collection of essays united by a thread that can be hard to find in academia. The editors are hopeful that its contributors and readers will keep looking for ways to bridge academic, social, and political gaps.

Jeanie Gilchrist  [c.1860-1903] was a missionary to what is now the country of Zambia. This book begins with the story of the dramatic conversion of her father during the 1859 Revival and ends with her death in Africa in 1903.

Missionary adventures [electronic resource]: a simple history of the S.P.G. /Georgiana M. Forde ; with a preface by Edward Talbot.
The Society for the Propagation of the Gospel in Foreign Parts (S.P.G) was founded in 1701 as an overseas missionary organisation of the church of England. Georgiana Forde provides us with a short history of the mission in which 15,000 men and women served.

Best-selling author of The One-Minute Manager, Ken Blanchard, along with Phil Hodges, reveals the meaning of servant leadership modeled after Jesus Christ. Based on Blanchard's and Hodges' Faith Walk seminars, business leaders come to realize that teams are more powerful than the sum of the individuals and to recognize their people as appreciating assets.  Readers seeking to grow as leaders and business executives will find Servant Leader nothing short of life-changing.

Paul Tripp unmasks the hollow lies of this world, directing readers to the liberating power of the gospel and offering real-world advice for fighting sexual and financial idolatry.

A sound of abundance of rain  [electronic resource] /by Campbell N. Moody.
This short booklet is a report on the progress of British Presbyterian Missions in the Far East during from 1934-1936. It covers missions work in India, Singapore, Formosa (Taiwan) and mainland China.

The story of the Bible Society [electronic resource] /by Sir William Canton.
“In the following pages an attempt has been made to sketch the origin, growth, and progress of the British and Foreign Bible Society during the hundred years which began on the 7th March 1804.”

Thomas J. Comber was a missionary pioneer and leader of the Baptist Missionary Society work in the Congo.

Adrift on an ice-pan [electronic resource] /by Sir Wilfred Grenfell.
Adrift on an Ice Pan is the best known of the autobiographical accounts of Sir Wilfred Thomason Grenfell, the famous Labrador doctor. Originally published in 1909, it has sparked much discussion over Dr. Grenfell’s character: his legendary ingenuity, evangelical faith, and love of adventure.

Down North on the Labrador  [electronic resource] /by Sir Wilfred Grenfell.
A collection of stories from Wildred Grenfell’s career as a missionary on the Labrador Coast.

The fishermen's saint  [electronic resource] /by Sir Wilfred Grenfell.
This little book is an address by Wilfred Grenfell – missionary to deep sea fishermen – on St. Andrew, the Patron Saint of fishermen.

Grenfell of Labrador [electronic resource] /by James Johnston, A.T.S. ... With portrait, map and twenty-six illustrations.
“It is twenty years since Dr. Grenfell was appointed Superintendent of the work being carried on by the Royal National Mission to Deep Sea Fishermen, and from the day he gave himself to the cause of the fishermen his life may be said to have been one long, ceaseless effort to uplift and help the men whose lot he has made his own, and whose perils and hardships he has ever since been sharing.

Tales of the Labrador [electronic resource] /by Sir Wilfred Grenfell.
These stories picture the lives of simple, hardy fishermen and their Esquimo neighbors, their hard fight with an always hostile nature, and the traits of sturdiness, honesty and self-sacrifice which their stern life develops. As a picture of life in a little-known part of the world the book is interesting; as it reveals the author's lore for and loyalty to the people, it commands sympathy. It is so very readable and human that it cannot fail to find a hearty welcome among Dr. Grenfell's many admirers. 

The romance of Labrador [electronic resource] /by Sir Wilfred Grenfell ; Ill. by D. Ross.
This book is an attempt to record the scientific and historic facts about Labrador, as far as they are known. It is the observations of a medical man, who has spent much of the past forty years on those coasts.

What Christ means to me [electronic resource] /by Sir Wilfred Grenfell.
Sir Wilfred Grenfell recounts the story of his conversion and how this led to him becoming a missionary in Canada.

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