June 13, 2017

New Titles Tuesday, June 13

Here is a sample of the sixty titles added to the collection in the past week.

Sampson describes the divorce of money from manufacturing actual goods and the globalization of wealth during the boom of the 1980s. His focus is on attitudes rather than economics--on who has the money and how they use it.

The money culture /Michael Lewis.
The Money Culture takes us on an uproarious ride through the most outrageous and turbulent era in the financial markets since the crash of '29. Michael Lewis, whose Liar's Poker foreshadowed events at Salomon Brothers, instructs us in the moral codes of Donald Trump, Leona Helmsley, Ivan Boesky and sundry luminaries. It is a trip we are not soon to forget. With devastating wit and a flair for unveiling the smoke and mirrors of high finance, Lewis takes a new look at many of the most influential and devastating episodes of the get-rich-quick decade.

Leading the way to making classroom assessment work /Anne Davies, Sandra Herbst-Luedtke, Beth Parrott Reynolds ; foreword by Jay McTighe.

The New Founde Land /Farley Mowat.
In this special edition of Mowat's collected writings about Newfoundland, he shares his passion for the Rock and for its history. Beginning with the Viking explorers, then settlers and proceeding through the days of the cod fishery, the seal hunt and the great ships' captains, The New Founde Land takes us all the way up to the present day. Not only is the history well covered, most parts of the island are described in the course of the book, and the humour of its inhabitants is given free rein.
A collection of Keillor's writings--skewed reflections on our life and times.

The Homecoming Man is the story of a father and son and their quests for forgiveness in an unforgiving world. Paul Bloem returns from Vancouver to the family home in southern Ontario, where his father now lives alone. Paul is a professor of modern languages who plans to spend his summer translating seventeenth-century Dutch love poems. However, soon after he arrives in Ontario his mind is taken off his work when he notices that his father, Gerrit, a Dutchman who immigrated to Canada soon after World War II, now suddenly seems obsessed by the need to keep anything connected with World War II out of his sight. Furthermore, Paul discovers a mysterious locked room in the cellar that his father will not discuss.

The New Oxford book of sixteenth century verse /chosen and edited by Emrys Jones.
Emrys Jones has brought together a definitive collection of verse which truly captures the diversity of this period. Managing both to be inclusive and to maintain the high literary standards of the earlier collection, The New Oxford Book of Sixteenth-Century Verse (with its engaging and informative introduction, and its copious footnotes which gloss unfamiliar words) conveys in unparalleled style all the richness of what is arguably the greatest century of English literature.

Out of Russia /Myrtle Evertt.
A biographic novel based on the life of Maria Karinska, Russian prima donna during the reign of Tsar Nicholas II /Myrtle Evertt.

Disputing citizenship /John Clarke, Kathleen Coll, Evelina Dagnino and Catherine Neveu.
This book presents a new perspective on citizenship by treating it as a continuing focus of dispute. The authors develop a view of citizenship as always emerging from struggle through an exploration of the entanglements of politics, culture and power that are both embodied and contested in forms and practices of citizenship. This book will mainly appeal to scholars and students engaged by the question of citizenship, across a range of disciplines, as well as policymakers and practitioners.

Stevens argues that our calling does not end with formal retirement; to the contrary, we do well to keep on working, if possible, till life's end. Stevens delves into matters of calling, spirituality, and legacy in retirement, showing that we must continue to discern our vocation as we grow older in order to remain meaningfully engaged for the rest of our lives. He reframes retirement as a time of continued calling and productivity and points to biblical wisdom that can help us redefine aging as an extraordinarily fruitful season of life.

Uniquely gifted preacher Otis Moss III helps preachers effectively communicate hope in a desperate and difficult world in this new work based on his 2014 Yale Lyman Beecher Lectures. Moss challenges preachers to preach with a 'Blue Note sensibility,' which speaks directly to the tragedies faced by their congregants without falling into despair. He then offers four powerful sermons that illustrate his Blue Note preaching style. In them, Moss beautifully and passionately brings to life biblical characters that speak to today's pressing issues, including race discrimination and police brutality, while maintaining a strong message of hope. Moss shows how preachers can teach their congregations to resist letting the darkness find its way into them and, instead, learn to dance in the dark.

In this beautifully written work, Olson helps pastors recognize that, while the congregation might be going away, the community of which it is a part is still very much alive. Using her own experiences in a dying congregation, Olson encourages pastors to use this opportunity to explore new ways to minister, freely and selflessly, and provides a powerful model of what faithfulness to the gospel looks like. This hopeful book about letting go of false hope gives pastors the guidance they need for ministering effectively during the final stages of a church's life.

Communication, pedagogy, and the Gospel of Mark /edited by Elizabeth E. Shively and Geert Van Oyen.
This resource enables biblical studies instructors to explore various interpretative approaches and to begin to engage pedagogical issues in our changing world.

Iain Provan offers readers a compact, up-to-date, and student-friendly introduction to the book of Genesis, focusing on its structure, content, theological concerns, key interpretive debates, and historical reception. Discovering Genesis encourages students to dig deeply into the theological and historical questions raised by the text. It provides a critical assessment of key interpreters and interpretive debates, focusing especially on the reception history of the biblical text, a subject of growing interest to students and scholars of the Bible.

Open the floodgates to mission-worthy change in your congregation, creating a spiritual force that moves through your entire community.

The gospel according to Luke /James R. Edwards.
Though Luke is often thought to have a primarily Gentile focus, Edwards counterbalances that perspective by citing numerous evidences of Luke's overarching interest in depicting Jesus as the fulfillment of God's providential work in the history of Israel, and he even considers the possibility that Luke himself was a Jew. In several excursuses Edwards discusses particular topics, including Luke's infancy narratives, the mission of Jesus as the way of salvation, and Luke's depiction of the universal scope of the gospel.

High Valley /Kenneth E. Read ; illustrated with photographs and maps.
Author's personal record of almost 2 years of field work among the Gahuku tribes of the Australian Trust Territory of New Guinea.

A much-needed introduction to womanist approaches to biblical interpretation. It argues that womanist biblical interpretation is not simply a byproduct of feminist biblical interpretation but part of a distinctive tradition of African American women's engagement with biblical texts.Written in an accessible style, this volume highlights the importance of both the Bible and race in the development of feminism and the emergence of womanism. It provides a history of feminist biblical interpretation and discusses the current state of womanist biblical interpretation as well as critical issues related to its development and future.

Karl Barth and the making of Evangelical theology: a fifty-year perspective /edited by Clifford B. Anderson and Bruce L. McCormack.
Besides recounting some delightful and poignant biographical details about Barth's two-month journey through the States, the authors of this book revisit central themes in Barth's mature theology and explore the theological and ethical significance of his Evangelical Theology. Even more, the distinguished scholars contributing to this volume assess contemporary North American theology and show how Barth's Evangelical Theology remains as bracing, powerful, and relevant today as it was fifty years ago.

Mary Hulst knows what it takes to preach well. Forged by her experiences as a pastor, preaching professor and college chaplain, she recognizes the challenges of the pulpit. In this uniquely practical book, Hulst provides foundational concepts and tips that all pastors can use, whether they are ministry newcomers or seasoned professionals.

For those who have wondered in what specific ways Mormonism differs from the Christian faith, Mormonism 101 provides definitive answers, examining the major tenets of Mormon theology and comparing them with orthodox Christian beliefs.

In this groundbreaking book, Perry walks us through the fifteen qualities of an inspirational leader. Whether you are an entrepreneur or a new parent, this book will encourage you to see every opportunity in life as a chance to lead in the “most excellent way.”

Norwood offers the first book-length study of Barth's involvement with Vatican II and his significant impact on the reform of the Catholic Church. Norwood examines Barth's critical engagement with the Roman Catholic Church from his time at the (Catholic) University of Munster to his connection with Vatican II, his conversations with Pope Paul VI, and seminars and interviews he gave about the Council afterward. On the basis of extensive research, Norwood amplifies Barth's own very brief account of Vatican II.

In these pages Paauw introduces us to seven understandings of the Bible as steps on the path to recovering one deeply engaged Bible. With each 'new' Bible presented, deficiencies in how we currently interact with the Bible are explored, followed by recommendations for a new practice. Saving the Bible from Ourselves provides students of the Bible a new paradigm for reading and living the Bible well.

In this book, Annan shares practices he has learned that will encourage and help you to keep making a difference in the face of the world's challenging issues. Slow Kingdom Coming will guide and strengthen you on the journey to persevere until God's kingdom comes on earth as it is in heaven.

Michael Frost, a world-renowned expert on evangelism and discipleship, makes evangelism a lifestyle that is fulfilling, exciting, effective, and easy to live out!

Thirty years in Madagascar [electronic resource] /by Rev. T.T. Matthews.

Toward an eco-spirituality /Leonardo Boff ; translated by Robert H. Hopke.
An action plan, based on Chrisitanity, to study and understand the challenges and ramifications of the global ecological crisis In this engaging brief, Boff outlines a new vision for human stewardship of the earth. This is an ideal first step to take for individuals and groups to study ecology in a Christian context, and to understand that ecology is no longer a luxury for a few, but an imperative for everyone working for a more just world.

Hartin focuses on the spiritual vision that emerges in Paul's own personal response to Christ, found within his letters in the New Testament. 

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