January 10, 2017

New Titles Tuesday, January 10

Eighteen titles were added to the catalogue this week. Here is a sampling. Click on a title for more information

Dan Crawford of Luanza [electronic resource] /by James J. Ellis.
Dan Crawford [1870-1926] was a Scottish Missionary to Luanza  – in what is today the Democratic Republic of Congo.
Dead sea scrolls fragments in the Museum collection /edited by Emanuel Tov, Kipp Davis, Robert Duke. TWU AUTHOR
This volume contains thirteen previously unpublished Dead Sea Scrolls fragments, twelve Hebrew Bible fragments and one non-biblical fragment, presented with the full scholarly apparatus and advanced reconstruction techniques. The books from the Hebrew Bible are Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers, Jeremiah, Ezekiel, Jonah, Micah, Psalms, Daniel, and Nehemiah. The latter is an especially important addition to known material. The non-biblical fragment probably represents a new copy of 4Q Instruction. The work on these fragments was conducted under the auspices of the Museum of the Bible Scholars Initiative.

Drums in the darkness [electronic resource] /by James J. Ellis.
This is the story of the work of the United Church of Canada in Angola.

Griffith John was a Welsh Congregationalist who served with the London Missionary Society in Central China. He is notable for his courageous evangelistic tours into dangerous regions of China, for his work as a writer and Bible translator.

Set in an exotic Eastern landscape peopled by magicians and fantastic talking animals, Salman Rushdie's classic children's novel inhabits the same imaginative space as The Lord of the Rings, The Alchemist, and The Wizard of Oz. In this captivating work of fantasy Haroun sets out on an adventure to restore the poisoned source of the sea of stories. On the way, he encounters many foes, all intent on draining the sea of all its storytelling powers.

The Koran [videorecording]: the holy book of Islam /Institut für Film und Bild in Wissenschaft und Unterricht ; produced by Rüdiger Lorenz Film Production ; director, Rüdiger Lorenz ; writer, Faranak Djalali. DVD
Combining the words of the Koran with narration, this video program traces the holy book's origin and describes its impact on the lives of Muslims around the world. It also identifies the Pillars of Islam, the five basic elements upon which the life of a religious Muslim is built.

Volume 8 contains essays on twenty more men and women from the early to mid-nineteenth century, a period known for its great missionary outreach.

Mary Bryson’s account of the life and work of James Gilmour among the Mongols.

This best-selling tale is based on the biblical figures of David, Saul, and Absalom. For the many Christians who have experienced pain, loss, and heartache at the hands of other believers, this compelling story offers comfort, healing, and hope. Christian leaders and directors of religious movements throughout the world have recommended this simple, powerful, and beautiful story to their members and staff. You will want to join the thousands who have been profoundly touched by this incomparable story.

Transgender, intersex and biblical Interpretation /by Teresa J. Hornsby and Deryn Guest.
In this volume Hornsby and Guest introduce readers to terms for the various identities of trans people and how the Bible can be an affirmation of those deemed sexually other by communities. This book offers readings of well known (e.g., Gen 1; Revelation) and not so well known (2 Sam 6; Jer 38) narratives to illustrate that the Bible has been translated and interpreted with a bias that makes heterosexuality and a two sex, two gender system natural, and thus divinely ordained. The authors present examples that show gender was never a binary, and in the Bible gender and sex are always dynamic categories that do, and must, transition.
These twelve essays illustrate the range of biblical meanings when scholars, living and working on the American continent, address people's experiences of violence in the study of the Bible through the context of la violencia. La violencia, the Spanish noun, refers to the brutal, repressive, and murderous policies of state-sponsored violence practiced in many South and Central American and Caribbean countries during the twentieth century that external powers such as the U.S.A. often endorsed and fostered. This book invites students and general readers of the Hebrew Bible to learn more about the complex historical, political, and cultural conditions on the American continent that have contributed to our understanding of violence in the Bible and its various interpretation histories.

Word-filled women's ministry: loving and serving the church /Gloria Furman & Kathleen B. Nielson, editors.
Laying a robust biblical foundation and addressing a host of practical issues related to women's ministry in the local church, this book features contributions from a number of prominent Bible teachers, including Gloria Furman, Nancy Guthrie, Kathleen Nielson, and Susan Hunt.

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