Dr. Jane Carr

Articles by this Author

  1. Equipping Kids for Ministry

    Fall 2017, Equipping Church Members for Ministry — Pages 350-360

    Most children’s ministries focus their creative energies on the evangelization and discipleship of children. They offer excellent, well-planned events and programs that encourage children to form significant relationships, memorize Scripture, learn Bible stories in new and innovative ways, and experience deep and moving worship. Often overlooked is the importance of creating opportunities for children to serve. This article will argue that it is our biblical mandate to serve and that serving is spiritually forming for both adults and children. Various models of how churches are involving children in service opportunities will be explored, as well as the effects that it is having on children, their families, and our churches.


    Key words: Children, Serve, Ministry, Spiritual development

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  2. Book Reviews

    Fall 2017, Equipping Church Members for Ministry — Pages 441-494

    The invisible bestseller: Searching for the Bible in America. By Kenneth A. Briggs. Grand Rapids, MI: Eerdmans. 2016. 255 pp.
    Review by Sharon Warkentin Short, Ph. D., Online Educator in Christian Formation and Ministry (Various colleges and universities), Renton, WA.

    Children’s perceptions of the role of biblical narratives in their spiritual formation. By Annie George. Carlisle, Cumbria, UK: Langham Partnership. 2017. 280 pp.
    Review by Colleen Derr, Associate Professor of Congregational Formation and Christian Ministries, Wesley Seminary, Marion, IN.

    Dedicated: Training your children to trust and follow Jesus. By Jason Houser, Bobby Harrington, and Chad Harrington. Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan. 2015. 191 pp.

    Review by Stacey Davis, Adjunct Professor of Christian Ministries and Leadership, Biola University, La Mirada, CA.

    Owning faith: Reimagining the role of church and family in the faith journey of teenagers. By Ron Bruner and Dudley Chancey. Abilene, TX: Leafwood Publishers. 2017. 308 pp.
    Review by C. Ethan Linder, College, Young Adult, and Connections Pastor, College Wesleyan Church, Marion, IN.

    Christian education and the emerging church: Postmodern faith formation. By Wendi Sargeant. Eugene, OR: Pickwick Publications. 2015. 236 pp.
    Review by Joo Chang Jang, Ph.D. Candidate, Talbot School of Theology, La Mirada, CA.

    The history of theological education. By Justo L. González. Nashville, TN: Abingdon. 2015. 176 pp.
    Review by Benjamin D. Espinoza, Ph.D. student, Higher, Adult, and Lifelong Education (HALE), Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI.

    The Christian college and the meaning of academic freedom. By William C. Ringenberg. New York, NY: MacMillan. 2016. 319 pp.
    Review by Stan Meyer, PhD Student, Cook School of Intercultural Studies, Biola University, La Mirada, CA.

    Created & creating: A biblical theology of culture. By William Edgar. Downers Grove, IL: IVP Academic. 2017. 272 pp.
    Review by Daniel T. Haase, Christian Formation & Ministry Dept. / Center for Global and Experiential Learning, Wheaton College, Wheaton, IL.

    The cruciform faculty: The making of a Christian professor. By M. H. Heinemann, J. R. Estep Jr., M. A. Maddix, and O. J. Esqueda. Charlotte, NC: Information Age Publishing. 2017. 76 pp.
    Review by Shawn M. Lindsay, Dean of Online Learning and Professor of Christian Education, Ozark Christian College, Joplin, MO.

    “Return to me.” A biblical theology of repentance. By Mark J. Boda. New Studies in Biblical Theology 35. Leicester, UK: Apollos; Downers Grove, IL: IVP Academic. 2015. 212 pp.
    Review by Octavio J. Esqueda, Professor of Christian Higher Education, Talbot School of Theology, La Mirada, CA.

    Love your God with all your mind: The role of reason within the life of the soul. 2nd rev. ed. By J. P. Moreland. Colorado Springs, CO: NavPress. 2012. 244 pp.
    Review by Nishanth Thomas, Associate Professor and Director of Spiritual Development, Pillar College, Newark, NJ.

    Work matters: Connecting Sunday worship to Monday work. By Tom Nelson. Wheaton, IL: Crossway. 2011. 204 pp.
    Review by Jane Carr, Professor of Christian Ministries, Biola University, La Mirada, CA.

    Lead like Jesus revisited: Lessons from the greatest leadership role model of all time. By Ken Blanchard, Phil Hodges, and Phyllis Hendry. Nashville, TN: W Publishing Group. 2016. 317 pp.
    Review by Hans Googer, Doctoral Student in Leadership, The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, Louisville, KY.

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  3. Book Reviews

    Spring 2017, Ministry with Today's Diverse Families — Pages 184-235

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  4. Book Reviews

    Fall 2016, Educational Ministry and Missions — Pages 426-465

    Faith forward: Re-imagining children’s and youth ministry (Vol. 2). Edited
    by David M. Csinos and Melvin Bray. Kelowna, BC, Canada: Copper-
    House. 2015. 191 pp. $13.20. paper.
    Review by Colleen Derr, Congregational Formation and Christian Ministries,
    Wesley Seminary at Indiana Wesleyan University, Marion, IN.

    Every child welcome: A ministry handbook for including kids with special
    needs. By Katie Wetherbee and Jolene Philo. Grand Rapid, MI: Kregel.
    2015. 176 pp. $14.99. paper.
    Review by Dawn R. Morton, Practical Theology, Ashland Theological Seminary,
    Ashland, OH.

    The power of children: The construction of Christian families in the Greco-
    Roman world. By Margaret Y. MacDonald. Waco, TX: Baylor University
    Press. 2014. 255 pp. $49.95.
    Review by Sharon Warkentin Short, Online Educator in Christian Formation
    and Ministry, Renton, WA.

     

     

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  5. Book Reviews

    Fall 2015, Curriculum Issues in Christian Education — Pages 462-496

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  6. Book Reviews

    Spring 2015, Research on Effective Pedagogy — Pages 182-248

    Answering your kids’ toughest questions. By Elyse Fitzpatrick and Jessica Thompson. Minneapolis, MN: Bethany House. 2014. 173 pp.
    Review by Shelly Melia, Assistant Professor of Childhood Education, Dallas Baptist University, Dallas, TX.

    Children’s ministry in the way of Jesus. By David M. Csinos and Ivy Beckwith. Downers Grove, IL: InterVarsity. 2013. 208pp.
    Review by Sharon Warkentin Short, Online Educator in Christian Formation and Ministry, Renton, WA.

    The spiritual guidance of children: Montessori, godly play, and the future. By Jerome W. Berryman. Harrisburg, PA: Moorehouse Publishing. 2013. 212 pp.
    Review by Colleen R. Derr, Associate Professor of Congregational Spiritual Formation and Christian Ministries, Wesley Seminary, Indiana Wesleyan University, Marion, IN.

    Kingdom family: Re-envisioning God’s plan for marriage and family. By Trevecca Okholm. Eugene, OR: Cascade Books. 2012. 192 pp.
    Review by Benjamin D. Espinoza, Covenant Church, Bowling Green, OH.

    Exploring and engaging spirituality for today’s children: A holistic approach Edited by La Verne Tolbert. Eugene, OR: Wipf and Stock. 2014. 345 pp.
    Review by Sara McReynolds, Research and Teaching Assistant Intern, Wesley Seminary, Marion, IN; undergraduate student at Indiana Wesleyan University, Marion, IN.

    Blur: A new paradigm for understanding youth culture. By Jeff Keuss. Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan. 2014. 198 pp.
    Reviewed by Robert Drovdahl, School of Theology, Seattle Pacific University, Seattle, WA.

    Foundations for youth ministry: Theological engagement with teen life and culture. 2nd ed. By Dean Borgman. Grand Rapids, MI: Baker Academic. 2013. 297 pp.
    Review by Darwin K. Glassford, Professor of Church Education and Director of MA Programs, Calvin Theological Seminary, Grand Rapids, IN; Executive Pastor, Harderwyk Ministries, Holland, MI.

    Hemorrhaging faith: Why and when Canadian young adults are leaving, staying and returning to church. By James Penner, Rachael Harder, Erika Anderson, Bruno Désorcy, and Rick Hiemstra. Richmond Hill, ON: Evangelical Fellowship of Canada. 2012. 139 pp.
    Review by Kelvin F. Mutter, Associate Professor of Counseling and Spiritual Care, McMaster Divinity College, Hamilton, ON.

    Jesus centered youth ministry: Moving from Jesus-plus to Jesus-only. Rev. ed. By Rick Lawrence. Loveland, CO: Group. 2013. 236 pp.
    Review by Jason Lanker, Assistant Professor of Youth Ministries, John Brown University, Siloam Spring, AR.

    Shield of faith: The power of religion in the lives of LDS youth and young adults. By Bruce A. Chadwick, Brent L. Top, and Richard J. McClendon. Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center. 2010. 367 pp.
    Review by Darwin K. Glassford, Professor of Church Education, Calvin Theological Seminary, Grand Rapids, MI; Executive Pastor, Harderwyk Ministries, Holland, MI.

    Fostering faith: Teaching and learning in the Christian church. By Denise Janssen with Diane Janssen Hemmen and Sallie Verner. Valley Forge, PA: Judson Press. 2014. 115 pp.
    Review by David Strawn, Minister of Education, First Baptist Church, College Station, TX; Resident Fellow in Christian Education, B.H. Carroll Theological Institute, Arlington, TX.

    Teaching for a culturally diverse and racially just world. Edited by Eleazar S. Fernandez. Eugene, OR: Cascade Books 2014. 280 pp.
    Review by William Yoo, Assistant Professor of American Religious and Cultural History, Columbia Theological Seminary, Decatur, GA.

    Flourish: A visionary new understanding of happiness and well-being. By Martin E. P. Seligman. New York, NY: Atria. 2011. 349 pp.
    Review by Judy L. Glanz, Educational Ministries, Multnomah University, Portland, OR.

    A boy grows in Brooklyn: An educational and spiritual memoir. By Robert W. Pazmiño. Eugene, OR: Wipf and Stock. 2014. 134 pp.
    Review by Rob O’Lynn, School of Bible and Ministry, Kentucky Christian University, Grayson, KY.

    Christian spiritual formation: An integrated approach for personal and relational wholeness. By Diane J. Chandler. Downers Grove, IL: IVP Academic. 2014. 363 pp.
    Review by Lisa Milligan Long, Christian Ministries, Lee University, Cleveland, TN.

    Becoming whole and holy: An integrative conversation about Christian formation. By Jeannine K. Brown, Carla M. Dahl, and Wyndy Corbin Reuschling. Grand Rapids, MI: Baker. 2011. 214 pp.
    Review by Benjamin D. Espinoza, Director of Youth and Community Life, Covenant Church, Bowling Green, OH.

    Formation in faith: The congregational ministry of making disciples. By Sondra H. Matthaei. Nashville, TN: Abingdon Press. 2008. 132 pp.

    Review by Kirstin Phillips, MDiv Student, Wesley Seminary, Marion, IN.

    Gospel coach: Shepherding leaders to glorify God. By Scott Thomas and Tom Wood. Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan. 2012. 240 pp.
    Review by Neal Ledbetter, Director of Campus Life, University of Mobile, Mobile, AL; PhD student at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, Louisville, KY.

    Engaging resistance: How ordinary people successfully champion change. By Aaron D. Anderson. Stanford, CA: Stanford Business Books. 2011. 202 pp.
    Review by Paul Wright, Rector, Instituto Bíblico Evangélico Mendoza, República Argentina.

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  7. Book Reviews

    Fall 2014, Historical Movements and Models — Pages 429-475

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  8. Book Reviews

    Spring 2014, Small Group Ministries — Pages 174-230

    The faith of girls. By Anne Phillips. Burlington, VT: Ashgate. 2011. 216 pp.
    Review by Karen-Marie Yust, Associate Professor of Christian Education, Union Presbyterian Seminary, Richmond, VA.

    OMG: A youth ministry handbook. Edited by Kenda Dean. Nashville, TN: Abingdon. 2010. 163 pp.
    Review by Darwin K. Glassford, Professor of Church Education, Calvin Theological Seminary, Grand Rapids, MI.

    Personal Jesus: How popular music shapes our souls. By Clive Marsh and Vaughan Roberts. Grand Rapids,MI: Baker Academic. 2012.  234 pp.
    Review by Jason Lanker, Assistant Professor of Youth and Outdoor Leadership Ministries, John Brown University, Siloam Spring, AR.

    The new breed: Understanding and equipping the 21st century volunteer. 2nd ed. By Jonathan McKee and Thomas W. McKee. Loveland, CO: Group. 2012. 278pp.
    Review by Steve Huerd, National Ministry Coach, Cru (formerly Campus Crusade for Christ), Twin Cities, MN.

    Flip your classroom: Reach every student in every class every day. By Jonathan Bergmann and Aaron Sams. Eugene, OR: International Society for Technology
    in Education. 2012. 112 pp.
    Review by Bryce F. Hantla, Adjunct Professor of English, Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary,Wake Forest, NC

    God, philosophy, universities: A selective history of the Catholic philosophical tradition. By Alasdair MacIntyre. New York, NY: & Littlefield. 2009. 200pp.
    Review by Mark Eckel, Professor of Leadership, Education, and Discipleship, Capital Seminary,Washington, D.C.

    On our way: Christian practices for living a whole life. Edited by Dorothy C. Bass and Susan R. Briehl. Nashville, TN: Upper Room Books. 2010. 232pp.
    Review by Benjamin D. Espinoza, Covenant Church, Bowling Green, OH.

    Seeking spiritual intimacy: Journeying deeper with medieval women of faith. By Glenn E. Myers. Downers Grove, IL: InterVarsity Press. 2011. 219 pp.
    Review by Scott D. Edgar, Chair, Humanities, Azusa Pacific Online University, Glendora, CA; Associate Faculty in Religious Studies at the University of Phoenix, Tempe, AZ.

    The conviction to lead: 25 principles for leadership that matters. By Albert Mohler.Minneapolis,MN: Bethany House. 2012. 222pp.
    Review by William E. Allen, PhD student, The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, Louisville, KY.

    Leadership is an art. By Max DePree. New York, NY: Random House. 2004. 176 pp.
    Review by Timothy Darling, Bishop for Philadelphia District, Lancaster Mennonite Conference, Norma, NJ.

    Intellectual leadership in higher education: Renewing the role of the university professor. By Bruce Macfarlane. London, UK: Routledge (Research into Higher Education). 2012. 160 pp.
    Review by Lucas J. Roberts, Vice Principal, International School of Wuxi, Jiangsu, China.

    Leadership and self-deception: Getting out of the box .The Arbinger Institute. San Francisco, CA: Berrett-Koehler. 2010. 199 pp.
    Review by Patrick Kimani Gathere, Teaching Pastor, The ReBuild Project, www.rebuildcommunities.com.

    Love works: Seven timeless principles for effective leadership. By Joel Manby. Grand Rapids,MI: Zondervan. 2012. 390 pp. l
    Review by Dawn R. Morton, Associate Dean for Institutional Assessment and Assistant Professor of Christian Formation and Leadership, Ashland Theological Seminary, Ashland, OH.

    Engaging resistance: How ordinary people successfully champion change. By Aaron D. Anderson. Stanford, CA: Stanford Business Books. 2011. 202pp.
    Review by Paul Wright, Ph.D. Rector, Instituto Bíblico Evangélico Mendoza, República Argentina.

    Spiritual influence: The hidden power behind leadership. By Mel Lawrenz. Grand Rapids,MI: Zondervan. 2012. 219 pp.
    Review by Yvana Uranga-Hernandez, Associate Professor, Communication Sciences and Disorders Department, Biola University, La Mirada, CA.

    What to ask the person in the mirror: Critical questions for becoming a more effective leader and reaching your potential. By Robert Steven Kaplan. Boston,MA: Harvard BusinessReview Press. 2011. 264 pp.
    Review by Gabriel Etzel, Associate Professor, School of Religion, Liberty University, Lynchburg, VA.

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  9. Book Reviews

    Fall 2013, Transformational Teaching and Learning — Pages 450-501

    In this section 15 books are reviewed, presented in the following general order: children/family ministry, youth ministry, adult ministry, foundations, teaching-learning process, spirituality/spiritual formation, and leadership/administration—although reviews may not appear for each area. A list of each area and responsible editors appears after the last review in this section. We invite readers to consider reviewing a book for CEJ. Guidelines are available in downloadable documents at www.biola.edu/cej under Publications Policy on the drop down menu.

    Disability and the gospel: How God uses our brokenness to display his grace. By Michael S. Beates. Wheaton, IL: Crossway. 2012. 191 pp.
    Review by Barbara J. Newman, Special Educator, Author, and Church Consultant, CLC Network, Wyoming, MI.

    Family ministry: A comprehensive guide. 2nd ed. By Diana R. Garland. Downers Grove, IL: Intervarsity Press. 2012. 585 pp.
    Review by Thomas Sanders, Director, Master of Arts in Children’s Ministry and Master of Arts in Family Ministry, Dallas Baptist University, Dallas, TX.

    The spiritual condition of infants: A biblical-historical survey and systematic proposal. By Adam Harwood. Eugene, OR: Wipf and Stock. 2011. 181 pp.
    Review by Sharon Warkentin Short, Online Educator and Course Developer in Christian Formation and Ministry, Renton, WA.

    Consuming youth: Leading teens through consumer culture. By John Berard, James Penner, & Rick Bartlett. Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan. 2010.
    Review by Jason Lanker, Assistant Professor of Youth and Outdoor Leadership Ministries, John Brown University, Siloam Spring, AR.

    The shaping of things to come: Innovation and mission for the 21st-century church. 2nd ed. By Michael Frost and Alan Hirsch. Grand Rapids, MI: Baker Books. 2013. 288 pp. Review by Benjamin D. Espinoza, Asbury Theological Seminary, Wilmore, KY.

    Effective Bible teaching. By Leland Ryken and James C. Wilhoit. Grand Rapids, MI: Baker Academic. 2012. 208 pp.
    Review by Jennifer Jagerson, Talbot School of Theology, La Mirada, CA.

    Christianity and the soul of the university: Faith as a foundation for intellectual community. Edited by Douglas V. Henry and Michael D. Beaty. Grand Rapids, MI: Baker Academic. 2006. 192 pp.
    Review by Mark Eckel, V.P. Academic Affairs and Director of Interdisciplinary Studies, Crossroads Bible College, Indianapolis, IN.

    Excellence: The character of God and the pursuit of scholarly virtue. By Andreas J. Köstenberger. Wheaton, IL: Crossway. 2011. 270 pp.
    Review by Mark Eckel, Vice President of Academic Affairs, Director of Interdisciplinary Studies, Crossroads Bible College, Indianapolis, IN.

    Kingdom calling: Vocational stewardship for the common good. By Amy L. Sherman. Downers Grove, IL: InterVarsity Press. 2011. 271 pp.
    Review by Mark Eckel, V.P. Academic Affairs, Interdisciplinary Studies Director, Crossroads Bible College, Indianapolis, IN.

    Spirituality and the awakening self. By David G. Benner. Grand Rapids, MI: Brazos Press, 2012. 240 pp.
    Review by Beatrice Hyunkyung Kim, Christian Counseling, World Mission University, Los Angeles, CA.

    Servant leadership for higher education. By Daniel Wheeler. Colorado Springs, CO: Jossey-Bass. 2012. 190 pp.
    Review by Agus G. Satyaputra, President of Bandung Theological Seminary, Indonesia.

    Reframing academic leadership. By Lee G. Bolman & Joan V. Gallos. San Francisco, CA: John Wiley & Sons. 2011. 254 pp.
    Review by Cesar Morales, Academic Dean, Evangelical Seminary of Lima, Lima, Perú.

    Leading so people will follow. By Erika Andersen. San Francisco, CA: Jossey- Bass. 2012. 224 pp.
    Review by Debra Ross, Grow Ministry Associate, Christ Church of Oak Brook, Oak Brook, IL; Ph.D. student, Lancaster Bible College, Lancaster, PA.

    Deep and wide: Creating churches unchurched people love to attend. By Andy Stanley. Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan. 2012. 350pp.
    Review by Angie Ward, Adjunct Professor, Lancaster Bible College, Denver Seminary, Trinity International University, and Crossroads Bible College.

    Marketing higher education: Theory and practice. By Felix Maringe & Paul Gibbs. New York, NY: Open University Press. 2009. 195 pp. $9.59.
    Review by S’ Joseph, Ph. D. Student, Talbot School of Theology, Biola University,
    La Mirada, CA.

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  10. Book Reviews

    Spring 2013, Technological Innovation & Educational Ministry — Pages 187-245

    In this section 15 books are reviewed, presented in the following general order: children/family ministry, youth ministry, adult ministry, foundations, teaching-learning process, spirituality/spiritual formation, and leadership/administration—although reviews may not appear for each area. A list of each area and responsible editors appears after the last review in this section. We invite readers to consider reviewing a book for CEJ. Guidelines are available in downloadable documents at www.biola.edu/cej under Publications Policy on the drop down menu.

    Intergenerational Christian formation: Bringing the whole church together in ministry, community and worship. By Holly Catterton Allen and Christine Lawton Ross. Downers Grove, IL: IVP Academic. 2012. 330 pp.
    Review by Steve Clark, Adjunct Professor, Moody Bible Institute, Spokane, WA Campus.

    Trained in the fear of God: Family ministry in theological, historical, and practical perspective. Edited by Randy Stinson and Timothy Paul Jones. Grand Rapids, MI: Kregel. 2011. 290 pp.
    Review by Jason Caillier, Doctoral Student in Leadership Studies, Dallas Baptist University, Dallas, TX.

    The adolescent journey: An interdisciplinary approach to practical youth ministry. By Amy E. Jacober. Downers Grove, IL: InterVarsity Press. 2011. 179 pp.
    Review by Donald Shepson III, Associate Professor of Christian Education, Youth Ministry and Spiritual Formation, Toccoa Falls College, Toccoa, GA.

    Christian education leadership: Making disciples in the 21st century. Edited by Bernard M. Spooner. Coppell, TX: Christian Leadership. 2012. 381pp.
    Review by David C. Strawn, Minister of Education, First Baptist Church, College Station, TX; Resident Fellow, B.H. Carroll Theological Institute, Arlington, TX.

    Mapping out curriculum in your church: Cartography for Christian pilgrims. By James Estep, Roger White, and Karen Estep. Nashville, TN: B&H Publishing Group. 2012. 325 pp.
    Review by Wm. A. Budd Smith, Senior Fellow of Ministry and Formation, B. H. Carroll Theological Institute, Arlington, TX.

    Practical theology: An introduction. By Richard R. Osmer. Grand Rapids, MI: Eerdmans. 2008. 256 pp.
    Review by Benjamin D. Espinoza, Asbury Theological Seminary, Wilmore, KY.

    Heart-deep teaching: Engaging students for transformed lives. By Gary Newton. Nashville, TN: Broadman and Holman. 2012. 212 pp.
    Review by Christy M. Hill, Associate Professor of Spiritual Formation and
    Women’s Ministries, Grace College and Seminary, Winona Lake, IN.

    Liberal arts for the Christian life. Edited by Jeffry C. Davis & Philip G. Ryken. Wheaton, IL: Crossway. 2012. 318 pp.
    Review by Mark Eckel, V.P. of Academic Affairs, Director, Interdisciplinary Studies, Crossroads Bible College, Indianapolis, IN.

    Ready, set, teach: Training and supporting volunteers in Christian education. By Delia Halverson. Nashville, TN: Abingdon Press. 2010. 115 pp.
    Review by Megan G. Brown, Adjunct Professor, Talbot School of Theology, La Mirada, CA.

    Spirituality in higher education: Autoethnographies. Edited by Heewon Chang & Drick Boyd. Walnut Creek, CA: Left Coast Press. 2011. 266pp.
    Review by Allen M. Bañez, Research Assistant, Talbot School of Theology, Biola University, La Mirada, CA; Pastor of Ministry Operations, Ambassador Church, Brea, CA.

    Teaching and Christian practices. Edited by David Smith and James Smith. Grand Rapids, MI: William B. Eerdmans. 2011. 225pp.
    Review by Emilio K. Rugano, Adjunct Professor St Paul’s University Limuru, Kenya.

    Pilgrim practices: Discipleship for a missional church. By Kristopher Norris. Eugene, OR: Cascade Books. 2012. 160 pp.
    Review by Timothy E. Buckheit, Assistant Pastor of Discipleship Ministries, First Alliance Church, Great Falls, MT.

    Renovation of the church: What happens when a seeker church discovers spiritual formation. By Kent Carlson and Mike Lueken. Downers Grove, IL: InterVarsity Press. 2011. 184 pp.
    Review by Scott D. Edgar, Lead Faculty, Azusa Pacific Online University, Glendora, CA.

    Leaders in the labyrinth: College presidents and the battleground of creeds and convictions. By Stephen J. Nelson. Westport, CT: Praeger. 2007. 229 pp.
    Review by Paul Wright, Rector, Instituto Bíblico Evangélico Mendoza, República Argentina.

    Pastoral leadership is . . .: How to shepherd God’s people with passion and confidence. By Dave Earley. Nashville, TN: B&H Academic. 2012. 320pp.
    Review by Agametochukwu Iheanyi-Igwe, Doctoral Student, Talbot School of Theology, La Mirada, CA.

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  11. Book Reviews

    Fall 2012, The Profession of Teaching Christian Ed — Pages 422-455

    Children’s ministry that fits: Beyond one-sized-fits-all. By David Csinos. Eugene, OR Wipf and Stock. 2011. 173pp.
    Review by Thomas L. Sanders, Christian Education, Leadership, and Research, Dallas Baptist University, Dallas, TX.

    Alone together: Why we expect more from technology and less from each other. By Sherry Turkle. New York: Basic Books. 2011. 360 pp.
    Review by Esther O. Ayandokun, Baptist College of Theology, Lagos State, Nigeria.

    Discipleship that transforms: An introduction to Christian education from a Wesleyan holiness perspective. Edited by John H. Aukerman. Anderson, IN: Frances Asbury Press. 2011. 390 pp.
    Review by Dawn R. Morton, Instructor of Christian Formation, Ashland Theological Seminary, Ashland, OH.

    Living into the life of Jesus: The formation of Christian character. By Klaus Issler. Downers Grove, IL: InterVarsity Press. 2012. 239 pp.
    Review by Christy Hill, Spiritual Formation, Grace College and Seminary, Winona Lake, IN.

    Beyond integration? Inter/Disciplinary possibilities for the future of Christian higher education. Edited by Todd C. Ream, Jerry Pattengale, and David L. Riggs. Abilene, TX: Abilene Christian University Press. 2012. 208 pp.
    Review by Mark Eckel, Dean, Undergraduate Studies, Interdisciplinary Studies Director, Crossroads Bible College, Indianapolis, IN.

    So what makes our teaching Christian? Teaching in the name, spirit, and power of Jesus. By Robert W. Pazmiño. Eugene, OR: Wipf and Stock. 2008. 128 pp.
    Review by Megan G. Brown, Talbot School of Theology, Biola University, La Mirada, CA.

    Maximum faith: Live like Jesus. By George Barna. Ventura, CA: Metaformation. 2011. 233 pp.
    Review by Timothy J. Ralston, Pastoral Ministries, Dallas Theological Seminary, Dallas, TX.

    Godly conversation: Rediscovering the Puritan practice of conference. By Joanne J. Jung. Grand Rapids, MI: Reformation Heritage Books. 2011. 207 pp.
    Review by Mariet Mikaelian, Ph. D. student, Biola University, La Mirada, CA.

    Hungry souls, holy companions: Mentoring a new generation of Christians. By Patricia Hendricks. Harrisburg, PA: Morehouse Publishing. 2006. 134 pp.
    Review by Jeho Lee, doctoral student, Talbot School of Theology, Biola University, La Mirada, CA.

    Leaders in the crossroads: Success and failure in the college presidency. By Stephen J. Nelson. Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield Education. 2009. 205 pp.
    Review by Samuel Twumasi-Ankrah, President, Heritage Christian College, Ghana; doctoral student, Talbot School of Theology, Biola University, La Mirada, CA.

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  12. Book Reviews

    Spring 2012, Intergenerational Ministry — Pages 206-262

    In this section 15 books are reviewed, presented in the following general order: children/family ministry,youth ministry, adult ministry, foundations, teaching-learning process, spirituality/spiritual formation, and leadership/administration—although reviews may not appear for each area. A list of each area and responsible editors appears after the last review in this section. We invite readers to consider reviewing a book for CEJ. Guidelines are available in downloadable documents at www.biola.edu/cej under Publications Policy on the drop down menu.

    A theology of family ministries. By Michael Anthony and Michelle Anthony. Nashville, TN: B&H Publishing Group. 2011. 304 pp.
    Review by Diane Lane, D.Ed.Min, Preschool and Children’s Specialist, Baptist General Convention of Texas. Adjunct Professor, Dallas Baptist University.

    Family activism: Empowering your community, beginning with family and friends. By Roberto Vargas. San Francisco, CA: Berrett-Koehler. 2008.
    Review by Teresa D. Welch, Christian Education, Emmanuel Christian Seminary, Johnson City, TN.

    The vocation of the child. Edited by Patrick McKinley Brennan. Grand Rapids,MI: Eerdmans. 2008. 445 pp.
    Review by Jason D. Noble, Dallas Baptist University, Dallas, TX; Children’s Pastor, Hillside Church, Keller, TX.

    The children of divorce: The loss of family as the loss of being. By Andrew Root. Grand Rapids, MI: Baker Academic. 2010. 171pp.
    Review by Soo-Young Lee, candidate, PhD in Educational Studies, Biola University,La Mirada, CA.

    Youth pastor: The theology and practice of youth ministry. By Houston Heflin. Nashville, TN: Abingdon Press. 2009. 160 pp.
    Review by Megan G. Brown, Doctoral Student, Talbot School of Theology, La Mirada, CA.

    How To Be the Best Christian Study Group Leader Ever in the Whole History of the Universe. By Israel Galindo. Valley Forge, PA: Judson Press. 2006. 146 pp.
    Review by Clair Allen Budd, Christian Studies & Philosophy, Asbury University, Wilmore, KY.

    The Christian college: A history of Protestant higher education in America. 2nd ed. By William Ringenberg. Grand Rapids, MI: Baker Academic. 2006. 316 pp.
    Review by Benjamin Espinoza, MA student, Asbury Theological Seminary, Wilmore, KY.

    The color of church: A biblical and practical paradigm for multiracial churches. By Rodney M. Woo. Nashville, TN: B & H Academic. 2009. 290 pp.
    Review by Eddy F. Carder, Prairie View A&M University, Prairie View, TX; Resident Fellow, B. H. Carroll Theological Institute, Arlington, TX.

    The sacrament of evangelism. By Jerry Root and Stan Guthrie. Chicago, IL: Moody. 2011. 286 pp.
    Review by Jennifer Jagerson, Curriculum Design Specialist, Hands of Mercy, Redlands, CA.

    The transformation study Bible, NLT. Edited by Warren W. Wiersbe. Colorado Springs, CO: David C. Cook. 2009. 2,318 pp.
    Review by Dawn R. Morton, Ashland Theological Seminary, Ashland, OH.

    The excellent online instructor: Strategies for professional development. By Rena M. Palloff and Keith Pratt. San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass. 2011. 176 pp.
    Review by Scott D. Edgar, University of Phoenix, Columbia, SC.

    Formation in faith: The congregational ministry of making disciples. By Sondra Higgins Matthaei. Nashville, TN: Abingdon Press. 2008. 132 pp.
    Review by Benjamin D. Espinoza, MA student, Asbury Theological Seminary,Wilmore, KY.

    The way forward: Discovering the classic message of holiness. By Matt Leroy and Jeremy Summers. Indianapolis, IN: Wesleyan Publishing House. 2007. 191 pp.
    Review by Benjamin Espinoza, MA student, Asbury Theological Seminary, Wilmore, KY.

    Leading from the lion’s den. By Tom R. Harper. Nashville, TN: B&H. 2010. 219 pp.
    Review by Kevin Nguyen, Church Planting Strategist with North American Mission Board, Chino Hills, CA.

    Leaders in the crossroads: Success and failure in the college presidency. By Stephen J. Nelson. Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield Education. 2009. 205 pp.
    Review by Samuel Twumasi-Ankrah, President, Heritage Christian College, Ghana; doctoral student, Talbot School of Theology, La Mirada, CA.

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  13. Book Reviews

    Fall 2011, Ministry with Emerging Generations — Pages 418-482

    In this section 18 books are reviewed, presented in the following general order: children/family ministry, youth ministry, adult ministry, foundations, teaching-learning process, spirituality/ spiritual formation, and leadership/administration—although reviews may not appear for each area. A list of each area and responsible editors appears after the last review in this section. We invite readers to consider reviewing a book for CEJ. Guidelines are available in downloadable documents at www.biola.edu/cej under Publications Policy on the drop down menu.

    Seeing children, seeing God: A practical theology of children and poverty. By Pamela D. Couture. Nashville, TN: Abingdon Press. 2000.
    Review by Lisa Milligan Long, Christian Education, Lee University, Cleveland, TN.

    The children of divorce. By Andrew Root. Grand Rapids, MI: Baker. 2010.
    Review by Scott Floyd, Psychology and Counseling, B.H. Carroll Theological Institute, Arlington, TX.

    Spiritual parenting: An awakening for today’s families. By Michelle Anthony. Colorado Springs, CO: David C. Cook. 2010.
    Review by Bob R. Bayles, Discipleship and Christian Formation, Lee University, Cleveland, TN.

    Baby boomers and beyond: Tapping the ministry talents and passions of adults over 50. By Amy Hanson. San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass. 2010.
    Review by Scott W. Jones, Christian Ministry, Bryan College, Dayton, TN.

    Recovering the real lost gospel: Reclaiming the gospel as good news. By Darrell L. Bock. Nashville, TN: B&H Publishing Group. 2010.
    Review by Mariana Hwang, Children and Family Ministry and Educational Leadership and Discipleship, Lincoln Christian University, Lincoln, IL.

    Ministry is . . . how to serve Jesus with passion and confidence. By Dave Earley and Ben Gutierrez. Nashville, TN: B&H Publishing Group. 2010.
    Review by Stephen K. McCord, Global Research, International Mission Board, SBC, Richmond, VA.

    Conflict and resolution: Progressive educators and the question of religion. By Jared R. Stallones. Edited by Karen L. Riley. Charlotte, NC: Information Age Publishing. 2010.
    Review by Tony Higgins, Division of Religion and Philosophy, Brewton-Parker College, Mount Vernon, GA.

    Created to learn: A Christian teacher’s introduction to educational psychology. 2nd ed. By William R. Yount. Nashville, TN: Broadman and Holman Academic. 2010.
    Review by Dawn R. Morton, Christian Formation, Ashland Theological Seminary, Ashland, OH.

    The passionate intellect: Christian faith and the discipleship of the mind. By Alistair McGrath. Downers Grove, IL: InterVarsity Press. 2010.
    Review by Mark Eckel, Dean of Undergraduate Studies, Professor of Old Testament, Crossroads Bible College, Indianapolis, IN.

    Teaching that transforms: Facilitating life change through adult Bible teaching. By Rick Melick and Shera Melick. Nashville, TN: B&H Publishing. 2010.
    Review by Richard A. Holt, Teaching Elder, First Baptist Church of Downey, Downey, CA.

    Spiritual formation: Following the movements of the Spirit. Henri J. M. Nouwen, Rebecca Laird, and Michael Christensen. New York, NY: HarperCollins. 2010.
    Review by Beverly Johnson-Miller, Christian Discipleship, Asbury Theological Seminary, Wilmore, KY.

    Christian formation: Integrating theology and human development. Edited by James Estep and Jonathan Kim. Nashville, TN: Broadman and Holman Academic. 2010.
    Review by Ben Espinoza, MA student, Asbury Theological Seminary, Wilmore, KY.

    Taught by God: Teaching and spiritual formation. By Karen Marie Yust and E. Byron Anderson. St. Louis, MO: Chalice Press. 2006.
    By Linden D. McLaughlin, Christian Education Department, Dallas Theological Seminary, Dallas, TX.

    Ancient-future worship: Proclaiming and enacting God’s narrative. By Robert E. Webber. Grand Rapids, MI: Baker Books. 2008. 191 pp.
    Review by Timothy J. Ralston, Pastoral Ministries, Dallas Theological Seminary, Dallas, TX.

    Diversity’s promise for higher education: Making it work. By Daryl G. Smith. Baltimore, MD: Johns Hopkins University Press. 2009.
    Review by Beatriz González, candidate, PhD in Educational Studies, Biola University, La Mirada, CA.

    Wellbeing: The five essential elements. By Tom Rath and Jim Harter. New York: Gallup Press. 2010.
    Review by Cesar Morales, MTh, Academic Dean, Evangelical Seminary of Lima, Peru.

    Getting naked: A business fable about shedding the three fears that sabotage client loyalty. By Patrick Lencioni. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass. 2010.
    Review by Dave Keehn, Christian Ministries, Biola University, La Mirada, CA.

    Lead or leave: A primer for college presidents and board members. By Roger H. Hull. Lanham, MD: Hamilton Books. 2010.
    Review by Paul Wright, Rector, Instituto Bíblico Evangélico, Mendoza, República Argentina.

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  14. Book Reviews

    Spring 2011, Theological Perspectives — Pages 182-227

    Toddling to the kingdom: Child theology at work in the church. Edited by John Collier. London, UK: Child Theology Movement. 2009.
    Children and the theologians: Clearing the way for grace. By Jerome W. Berryman. New York: Morehouse Publishing. 2009.
    Review by Kevin E. Lawson, Director of PhD and EdD programs in Educational
    Studies, Talbot School of Theology, Biola University, La Mirada, CA.

    Listening to children on the spiritual journey: Guidance for those who teach and nurture. By Catherine Stonehouse and Scottie May. Grand Rapids, MI: Baker. 2010.
    Review by La Verne Tolbert, PhD, Adjunct Professor, Azusa Pacific University Graduate School of Theology, Azusa, CA; President, Teaching Like Jesus Ministries,
    Pasadena, CA; Director, Society for Children’s Spirituality: Christian Perspectives.

    Our covenant with kids: Biblical nurture in home and church. By Timothy A. Sisemore. Scotland, UK: Christian Focus. 2008. 208 pp.
    Review by Amy Lin, Education Pastor, Evangelical Formosan Church of Irvine, doctoral student, Talbot School of Theology, Biola University, La Mirada, CA.

    Theology for a troubled believer: An introduction to the Christian faith. By Diogenes Allen. Louisville, KY: Westminster John Knox Press. 2010.
    Review by Eddy F. Carder, Associate Professor of Philosophy, Prairie View A & M University, Prairie View, TX; Resident Fellow, B. H. Carroll Theological Institute, Arlington, TX.

    Understanding and promoting transformative learning: A guide for educators of adults. By Patricia Cranton. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass (2nd Edition). 2006.
    Review by Hokyung Paul Kang, doctoral student at Talbot School of Theology, Biola University, La Mirada, CA.

    Teaching that transforms: Facilitating life change through adult Bible teaching. By Rick and Shera Melick. Nashville, TN: B & H Publishing Group. 2010.
    Review by Denise Moitinho, Adjunct Online Professor of Christian Leadership and Discipleship, Liberty University, Lynchburg, VA.

    Teaching in a distant classroom. By Michael H. Romanowski and Teri Mc-Carthy. Downers Grove, IL: IVP Books. 2009.
    Review by Rex E. Johnson, Associate Professor of Christian Ministry and Leadership, Biola University, La Mirada, CA.

    Awakening the quieter virtues. By Gregroy Spencer. Downers Grove, IL: IVP Books. 2010.
    Review by Ellen Martin, Master of Arts, Christian Education (2005) and Master of Divinity (2010), Asbury Theological Seminary, Wilmore, KY.

    The Brazos introduction to Christian spirituality. By Evan B. Howard. Grand Rapids, MI: Brazos Press. 2008.
    Review by Linden D. McLaughlin, Chairman, Christian Education Department, Dallas Theological Seminary, Dallas, TX.

    Global awakening: How 20th-century revivals triggered a Christian revolution. By Mark Shaw. Downers Grove, IL: IVP Academic. 2010.
    Review by Rich McLaughlin, Trainer and Networker, Spiritual Overseers Service International, Roselle, IL.

    Grounded in the gospel: Building believers the old-fashioned way. By J. I. Packer and Gary A. Parrett. Grand Rapids, MI: Baker Books. 2010.
    Review by Timothy J. Ralston, Professor of Pastoral Ministries, Dallas Theological Seminary, Dallas, TX.

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  15. Book Reviews

    Fall 2010, Spiritual Formation and Christian Education — Pages 437-485

    Childfaith: Experiencing God and spiritual growth with your children. By Donald and Brenda Ratcliff. Eugene, OR. Cascade Books. 2010.
    Review by Thomas Sanders, Director, Master of Arts in Christian Education: Childhood Ministry, Dallas Baptist University, Dallas, TX.

    Student ministry and the supremacy of Christ. By Richard Ross. Bloomington, IL. Cross Books. 2009.
    Review by Margaret Lawson, Associate Professor of Foundations of Education, Terry School of Church and Family Ministries, Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary: Fort Worth, TX

    Ethnography as a pastoral practice: An introduction. By Mary Clark Moschella. Cleveland, OH: Pilgrims Press. 2008.
    Review by James Riley Estep, Jr., Professor of Christian Education, Lincoln Christian University, Lincoln, IL.

    Handbook of psychology of religion and spirituality: Edited by Raymond F. Paloutzian and Crystal L. Park. New York: The Guilford Press.
    Review by Thomas Sanders, Director, Master of Arts in Christian Education: Childhood Ministry, Dallas Baptist University, Dallas, TX.

    KidLead: Growing great leaders. By Alan E. Nelson, Charleston, SC: BookSurge Publishing. 2009.
    Review by Sam Baker, Associate Professor of Student & Family Ministries, Corban University; Salem, OR.

    The longview: Lasting strategies for rising leaders. By Roger Parrott. Colorado Springs, CO: David C. Cook. 2009.
    Review by Robert Drovdahl, Professor of Christian Ministries and Education, School of Theology, Seattle Pacific University, Seattle, WA.

    Life with God: Reading the Bible for spiritual transformation. By Richard J. Foster and Kathryn A. Helmers. New York. USA: HarperCollins Publishers. 2008.
    Reviewed by Faustin Ntamushobora, Executive Director, TLAfrica, Inc. (www.tlafrica.org), La Mirada, CA.

    Befriending death: Henri Nouwen and a spirituality of dying. By Michelle O'Rourke. Maryknoll, NY: Orbis Books. 2009.
    Review by Michael Brian Thompson, Associate Professor, Practical Theology, Ashland Theological Seminary, Ashland, OH.

    Souls in transition: The religious and spiritual lives of emerging adults. By Christian Smith with Patricia Snell. New York, NY: Oxford University Press. 2009.
    Reviewed by Steve Huerd, Student Venture Twin Cities Director and doctoral student, Talbot School of Theology, La Mirada, CA.

    Spiritual intelligence: Discover your SQ. Deepen your faith. By Alan E. Nelson, Grand Rapids, MI: Baker Books. 2010.
    Reviewed by Beverly Johnson-Miller, Associate Professor of Christian Discipleship, Asbury Theological Seminary, Wilmore, KY.

    Transforming worldviews: An anthropological understanding of how people change. By Paul G. Hiebert, Grand Rapids, MI: Baker Academic, 2008.
    Review by Linden D. McLaughlin, Associate Professor of Christian Education Department, Dallas Theological Seminary, Dallas. TX.

    Leadership and the sexes: Using gender science to create success in business. By Michael Gurian and Barbara Annis. San Francisco, CA. Jossey Bass. 2008.
    Review by Halle Gray Scott, Adjunct Faculty, Haggard Graduate School of Theology, Azusa Pacific University, Azusa, CA.

    Leadership and the liberal arts: Achieving the promise of a liberal education. Edited by J. Thomas Wren, Ronald E. Riggio, and Micahel A. Genovese, New York, NY: Palgrave Macmillan. 2009.
    Review by Stanley J. Ward, Bible Department Chair, The Brook Hill School, Bullard, TX.

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  16. Book Reviews

    Spring 2010, Experiential Learning — Pages 199-253

    Formational children’s ministry: Shaping children using story, ritual and relationship.
    By Ivy Beckwith. Grand Rapids, MI: Baker. 2010. 160pp.
    Review by Teresa D.Welch, Christian Education, Emmanuel School of Religion, Johnson City, TN.

    The family God uses: Leaving a legacy of influence. By Tom and Kim Blackaby. Birmingham, AL: New Hope. 2009.
    Review by Herschell Baker, Adjunct Faculty in Discipleship and Christian Formation, Pentecostal Theological Seminary, Cleveland, TN.

    The pastoral care of children. By Daniel Grossoehme. New York: The Hawthorne Pastoral Press. 1999.
    Review by Thomas Sanders, Director of Master of Arts in Christian Education: Childhood Ministry, Dallas Baptist University, Dallas, TX.

    Building faith at home:Why faith at home must be your church’s #1 priority. By Mark A. Holmen. Ventura, CA: Regal Books. 2007.
    Review by Waylan Owens, School of Church and Family Ministries, Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, Fort Worth, TX.

    Perspectives on family ministry: 3 views. By Paul Renfro, Brandon Shields, and Jay Strother. Edited by Timothy Paul Jones. Nashville, TN: B & H Academic. 2009.
    Review by Chris Shirley, Assistant Professor of Adult Ministry, Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, Fort Worth, TX.

    When the church was a family: Recapturing Jesus’ vision for authentic Christian community. By Joseph H. Hellerman. Nashville, TN: B&H Publishing Group. 2009.
    Review by Julie A. Gorman, Professor of Christian Formation and Discipleship, Fuller Theological Seminary, Pasadena, CA.

    A theology for Christian education. By James R. Estep, Jr.,Michael J. Anthony, and Gregg R. Allison.Nashville, TN: Broadman & Holman. 2008.
    Review by David C. Strawn, Minister of Education, First Baptist Church, College Station, TX and Resident Fellow, B.H. Carroll Theological Institute, Arlington, TX.

    Everything must change: Jesus, global crises, and a revolution of hope. By Brian D.McLaren. Nashville, TN: Thomas Nelson. 2007.
    Review by Michael Brian Thompson, Associate Professor, Practical Theology, Ashland Theological Seminary, Ashland, OH.

    Engaging minds: Changing teaching in complex times. 2nd ed. By Brent Davis, Dennis Sumara, and Rebecca Luce-Kepler. New York, NY: Routledge. 2008.
    Review by Baltazar Alvarez, Assistant Professor of Biblical and Theological Studies, Criswell College, Dallas TX.

    Creating stories that connect: A pastor’s guide to storytelling. By D. Bruce Seymour. Grand Rapids, MI: Kregel Academic and Professional. 2007.
    Review by Marcia McQuitty, Childhood Education, Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, Fort Worth, TX.

    Teaching the faith, forming the faithful: A biblical vision for education in the church. By Gary A. Parrett and S. Steve Kang. Downers Grove, IL: InterVarsity Press. 2009.
    Review by Mark H. Heinemann, Associate Professor of Christian Education, Dallas Theological Seminary, Dallas, TX.

    Desiring the kingdom: Worship, worldview, and cultural formation. By James K.A. Smith. Grand Rapids, MI, Baker Academic. 2009.
    Review by Halee Gray Scott, Adjunct Faculty, Haggard Graduate School of Theology, Azusa Pacific University, Azusa, CA.

    Discovering discipleship: Dynamics of faithful Christian education. By Dean G. Blevins and Mark A. Maddix. Kansas City, KS: Beacon Hill Press. 2010.
    Review by Linden D. McLaughlin, Professor of Christian Education, Dallas Theological Seminary, Dallas, TX.

    In search of a confident faith: Overcoming barriers to trusting in God. By J. P. Moreland and Klaus Issler. Downers Grove, IL: InterVarsity Press. 2008.
    Review by Mark H. Heinemann, Associate Professor of Christian Education, Dallas Theological Seminary, Dallas, TX.

    Theological education matters: Leadership education for the church. By Linda Cannell. Newberg, IN: EDCOT Press. 2006.
    Review by Rosemary Wahu Mbogo, Department of Christian Education, Nairobi Evangelical Graduate School of Theology, Nairobi, Kenya.

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  17. Book Reviews

    Fall 2009, Leadership for Church Ministry — Pages 405-440

    Teaching kids authentic worship: How to keep them close to God for life. By Kathleen Chapman. Grand Rapids, MI: Baker. 2003.
    Review by Lisa Milligan Long, Assistant Professor of Christian Education, Lee University, Cleveland, TN.

    Unchristian:What a new generation really thinks about Christianity. By David Kinnaman (and Gabe Lyons and Fermi Project). Grand Rapids, MI: Baker Books. 2007.
    Review by Julie A. Gorman, Professor of Christian Formation and Discipleship, Fuller Theological Seminary, Pasadena, CA.

    Teaching that transforms:Worship as the heart of Christian education. By Debra Dean Murphy.Grand Rapids,MI: Brazos Press. 2004.
    Review by Mark A. Maddix, Associate Professor of Christian Education, Northwest Nazarene University, Nampa, ID.

    The teacher’s craft: The 10 essential skills of effective teaching. By Paul Chance. Long Grove, IL: Waveland Press. 2008. 187pp.
    Review by Octavio J. Esqueda, Assistant Professor of Foundations, Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, Fort Worth, TX.

    Lasting impressions: From visiting to belonging. By Mark Waltz. Loveland, CO: Group Publishing. 2009.
    Review by Cheryl Fawcett, Association of Baptists for World Evangelism, Vision For Youth International, El Cajon, CA.

    The missing ministry: Safety, risk management, and protecting your church. By The Guide One Center for RiskManagement. Loveland, CO: Group Publishing. 2008.
    Review by Dawn R.Morton, Adjunct Professor of Christian Education, Ashland Theological Seminary, Ashland, OH

    Real power: Stages of personal power in organizations (3rd ed.). By Janet O. Hagberg. Salem, WI: Sheffield Publishing Company. 2003.
    Review by Halee Gray Scott, Adjunct Faculty, Haggard Graduate School of Theology, Azusa Pacific University, Azusa, CA.

    Introduction to leadership: Concepts and practice. By Peter G. Northouse. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications. 2009.
    Review by Keith R. Krispin Jr., Department of Christian Ministries, Judson University, Elgin, IL.

    Reverse mentoring: How young leaders can transform the church and why we should let them. By Earl Creps. San Francisco, CA:
    Review by Rick Thoman, Associate Professor, Christian Ministries, Northwestern College, St Paul, MN.

    Leading cross-culturally: Covenant relationships for effective Christian leadership. By Sherwood G. Lingenfelter. Grand Rapids, MI: Baker Academic. 2008.
    Review by Seong Eun Kim, doctoral student at Talbot School of Theology.

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  18. Textbook Survey: Children's Ministry

    Spring 2005 — Pages 211-220

    The reviewers are:

    Holly Catterton Allen, Children and Family Ministries, John Brown University, Siloam Springs, AR
    Dean G. Blevins, Christian Ministry, Trevecca Nazarene University, Nashville, TN
    Cynthia L. Brown, Christian Education, East Texas Baptist University, Marshall, TX
    Patricia D. Brown, Christian Formation and Educational Ministries, Seattle Pacific University, Seattle, WA
    Cheryl Fawcett, Christian Education, Christian Heritage College, El Cajon, CA
    Marcia McQuitty, Children Ministries, South Western Baptist Seminary, Fort Worth, TX
    Catherine Stonehouse, Christian Education, Asbury Theological Seminary, Wilmore, KY

    Aldridge, Jerry. (2001). Understanding today’s children. Nashville, TN: Life-Way.

    Berryman, Jerome W. (1991). Godly play: An imaginative approach to religious education. San Francisco: Harper San Francisco.

    Bunge,Marcia J. (Ed.). (2001). The child in Christian thought. Grand Rapids, MI: Eerdmans. 513 pp.

    Choun, Robert, J., & Lawson, Michael S. (1998). The Christian educator’s handbook on children’s ministry (2nd ed.). Grand Rapids, MI: Baker Books. 317 pp.

    Dawn, Marva J. (1997). Is it a lost cause? Having the heart of God for the church’s children. Grand Rapids, MI: Eerdmans. 256 pp.

    Elkind, David. (1998). Reinventing childhood. Cambridge, MA: Modern Learning Press. 188 pp.

    Keefer, Mikal. (2002). Children’s ministry that works! (Rev. ed.). Loveland, CO: Group Publishing. 254 pp.

    Kilbourn, Phyllis (Ed.). (1996). Children in crisis. Monrovia, CA: MARC. 272 pp.

    Krych, Margaret A. (2004). The ministry of children’s education: Foundations, contexts, and practices. Minneapolis, MN: Fortress Press. 274 pp.

    Maynard, Morlee, & Aldridge, Jerry. (2001). Understanding today’s preschoolers: Developing tomorrow’s leaders today. Nashville TN: Lifeway. 92 pp.

    Miller-McLemore, Bonnie J. (2003). Let the children come: Reimagining childhood from a Christian perspective. San Francisco, CA: Jossey Bass. 220 pp.

    Pritchard, Gretchen Wolff. (1992). Offering the gospel to children. Boston. MA: Cowley. 219 pp.

    Stonehouse, Catherine. (1998). Joining children on the spiritual journey: Nurturing a life of faith. Grand Rapids, MI: Baker Books. 239 pp.

    Trent, John, Osborne, Rick, & Bruner, Kurt. (2000). Spiritual growth of children. Colorado Springs, CO: Focus on the Family. 448 pp.

    Yust, Karen Marie. (2004). Real kids real faith: Practices for nurturing children’s spiritual lives. San Francisco,CA: Jossey Bass. 210 pp.

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