Recent Acquisitions



Abolition: Overcoming the Christian Establishment on Education
by Kevin R. Novak
BR516.N6 2016
“Abolition is an idea whose time has come. The civil government’s days of dictating what ideas our children are exposed to, are numbered.”

Preparing for Battle: Developing the Lifestyle of a Victorious Prayer Warrior
by Kimberly R. Johnson
BV4509.5.J646 2013
“You will learn your rights and responsibilities as a soldier in the Army of the Lord, all while developing an unshakable relationship with the Lord of the Angel Armies that will empower you to withstand life’s challenges.”

Biblical Theology in the Life of the Church: A Guide for Ministry
by Michael Lawrence
BS543.L29 2010
“This work is a succinct, readable manual on the right application of the story line of the whole Bible to the common issues of daily life that pastors will inevitably face as they minister in the twenty-first century.” — Andrew Davis


Experience the Living Christ! Learning to Live in the Presence of God
by Norman Mears
BV4501.3.M437 2015
“Here you’ll find godly guidance and gentle admonition with in-depth examinations of supporting Scripture from all corners of the Bible, written in an easy-to-read and wonderfully engaging style.”

Confronting Jezebel: Discerning and Defeating the Spirit of Control
by Steve Sampson
BV4597.53.C52S26 2012
“With clarity and authority, Sampson exposes the signs of a Jezebel spirit, its strategies of destruction and how you can bring it under the control of the Holy Spirit.”

Grounded: Finding God in the World; A Spiritual Revolution
by Diana Butler Bass
BT103.B38 2015
“An absolutely gorgeously written book about real faith in the real world.” — James Martin

Blessed: A History of the American Prosperity Gospel
by Kate Bowler
BR1643.5.B68 2013
Blessed provides a thorough and nuanced account of the phenomenon, as it skillfully examines varying attitudes toward prosperity which emerged across racial, regional, and denominational lines. This is a grand contribution to the field of American religious history.” — Jonathan L. Walton

Paul and Jesus: How the Apostle Transformed Christianity
by James D. Tabor
BS2653.T33 2012
“A fresh, imaginative and insightful treatment of the original years of the Christian faith. It is not as we have been taught through the centuries. It is infinitely more complex and infinitely more exciting.” — John Shelby Spong

It’s Not Conformation: Confirmation Sermons from the Front Lines of Post-Christendom Youth Ministry
by John W. Vest
BV4211.V47 2015
“The confirmation sermons collected here reveal a growing awareness of our post_Christendom cultural situation and what it means to work with young people in this shifting context. This is a snapshot of practical theology at work . . .”

Finding Our Balance: Repositioning Mainstream Protestantism
by Ronald P. Byars
BR121.3.B93 2015
“Here is an important argument for the much-needed authority of nuances orthodoxy, for the recovery of word and sacrament at the heart of the life of our churches, for bath, book, meal, and attentiveness to the poor as the unobscured central agenda of our Sunday meetings. If you are thinking about the identity and faithfulness of your own congregation, take and read!” — Gordon W. Lathrop


Speaking Christian: Why Christian Words Have Lost Their Meaning and Power — and How They Can Be Restored
by Marcus J. Borg
BT77.B67 2011
“This book could start a revolution. Borg cracks open the encrusted words of faith and pops them into fresh language that people can understand and trust. The last time this happened, we got the Reformation.” — Anne Sutherland Howard

Why Jesus Matters
by George W. Stroup
BT203.S86 2011
“The author takes into account important issues from the last three decades, incorporating new and diverse voices of theologians and thinkers from around the globe who all consider from their own unique perspectives: does Jesus matter?

Ancient Christian Commentary on Scripture
edited by Thomas C. Oden
Ref BS490.O346
This is a 29-volume reference work of commentary by the Church Fathers. An ecumenical assortment of scholars has brought together these excerpts — some translated into English for the first time. This set rewards the browser as well as the investigator.
“Chronological snobbery — the assumption that our ancestors working without benefit of computers have nothing to teach us — is exposed as nonsense by this magnificent new series. Surfeited with knowledge but starved of wisdom, many of us are more than ready to sit a table with our ancestors and listen to their holy conversations with Scripture. I know I am.  — Eugene H. Peterson

Transforming Darkness to Light for Giving: Spiritual Lessons from My Life with a Serial Killer
by Travis F. Vining
BV4907.V56 2011
“What could murder,  pain, suffering and insanity possibly have to do with peace, freedom and a loving God?”