Book Reviews

From: Volume 14, Issue 2: 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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