Book Reviews

From: Volume 11, Issue 1: 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,

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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