Book Reviews

From: Volume 13, Issue 1: Spring 2016, Christian Education and Special Needs Ministry Pages 179-229

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Seven family ministry essentials: A strategy for culture change in children’s and student ministries. By Michelle Anthony and Megan Marshman. Colorado Springs, CO: David C Cook. 2015. 235pp.
Review by Lynette J. Miller, Former Children’s Ministry Director, Maple City Chapel, Goshen, IN.

Developing a faith-based education: A teacher’s manual. By Barbara J. Fisher. Macksville, New South Wales: David Barlow Publishing. 2010. 234pp.
Review by Mimi L. Larson, Guest Assistant Professor, Wheaton College, Wheaton IL.

Reimagining faith formation for the 21st century: Engaging all ages & generations. By John Roberto. Naugatuck, CT: Lifelong Faith Publications. 2015. 138pp.
Review by Colleen Derr, Associate Professor of Congregational Formation and Christian Ministries, Wesley Seminary, Marion, IN.

Saying is believing: The necessity of testimony in adolescent spiritual development. By Amanda Hontz Drury. Downers Grove, IL: InterVarsity Press.
2015. 173 pp.
Review by Matthew D. Deprez, Intergenerational Pastor, Frontline Church, Grand Rapids, MI.

Generations together. By Kathie Amidei, Jim Merhaut, and John Roberto. Naugatuck, CT: Lifelong Faith Publications. 2014. 174pp.
Review by Cory L. Seibel, Point Pastor, Central Baptist Church, Edmonton, Alberta.

Youth ministry in the 21st century: Five views. By Chap Clark (Ed.), Fernando Arzola, Brian Cosby, Ron Hunter, and Greg Sier. Grand Rapids, MI:
Baker Academic. 2015. 180 pp.
Review by Darwin K. Glassford, Professor of Church Education and Director of M.A. Programs, Calvin Theological Seminary, Grand Rapids, MI; and Executive Pastor, Harderwyk Ministries, Holland, MI.

Spiritual formation in emerging adulthood: A practical theology for college and young adult ministry. By David P. Setran and Chris A. Kiesling. Grand Rapids, MI: Baker Academic. 2013. 239 pp.
Review by Sheila Lanky, Youth and Family Ministry student, Denver Seminary, Littleton, CO.

Foundations of education: A Christian vision. Edited by Matthew Etherington. Eugene, OR: Wipf & Stock. 2014. 257pp.
Review by David P. Setran, Christian Formation and Ministry, Wheaton College, Wheaton, IL.

Teaching the way of Jesus: Educating Christians for faithful living. By Jack L. Seymour. Nashville, TN: Abingdon Press. 2014. 201 pp. 

Teaching biblical faith: Leading small group Bible studies. By Jack L. Seymour. Nashville, TN: Abingdon Press. 2015. 116 pp.

Bible-shaped teaching. By John Shortt. Eugene, OR: Wipf and Stock. 2014. 76pp.
Review by Dawn R. Morton, Associate Dean for Institutional Assessment and Assistant Professor of Christian Formation and Leadership, Ashland Theological Seminary, Ashland, OH.

Education and Society in the Middle Ages and Renaissance Series: Vol. 50. Religious education in thirteenth-century England: The creed and articles of faith. By Andrew Reeves. Boston, MA: Brill. 2015. 218pp.
Review by Ted Newell, Education Faculty, Crandall University, Moncton, Canada.

Dictionary of Christian spirituality. Edited by Glen G. Scorgie, Simon Chan, Gordon T. Smith, and James D. Smith III. Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan.
2011. 852 pp.
Review by Mark D. Eckel, President, The Comenius Institute, Indianapolis, IN and Professor of Leadership, Education and Discipleship, Capital Seminary and Graduate School, Washington, D.C.

Mapping your academic career: Charting the course of a professor’s life. By Gary M. Burge. Downers Grove, IL: Inter-Varsity Press. 2015. 144pp.
Review by Nishanth Thomas, Assistant Professor and Coordinator of Spiritual Development, Pillar College, Newark, NJ.

The professor’s puzzle: Teaching in Christian academics. By Michael S. Lawson. Nashville, TN: B&H Academic. 2015. 296 pp.
Review by Josh T. Amwago, part time lecturer, Africa International University, Nairobi, Kenya.

Undisciplining knowledge: Interdisciplinarity in the twentieth century. By Harvey J. Graff. Baltimore, MD: Johns Hopkins University Press. 2015. 323 pp. Review by Mark D. Eckel, President, The Comenius Institute, Indianapolis, IN; Professor of Leadership, Education and Discipleship, Capital Seminary and Graduate School, Washington, D.C.

Called to be saints: An invitation to Christian maturity. By Gordon T. Smith. Downers Grove, IL: IVP Academic. 2014. 250 pp.
Review by Mary W. Mwangi, Educational Ministries, International Leadership University, Nairobi, Kenya.

 

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