Book Reviews

From: Volume 3, Issue 2: Fall 2006 Pages 392-439

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The teaching ministry of congregations. By Richard Robert Osmer. Louisville, KY: Westminster John Knox Press. 2005.
Review by Paul D. G. Bramer, Christian Formation, North Park Theological Seminary, Chicago, IL.

Making kingdom disciples: A new framework. By Charles H. Dunahoo. Phillipsburg, NJ: P & R Publishing. 2005.
Review by Allen D. Curry, Christian Education, Reformed Theological Seminary, Jackson, MS.

The human person in theology and psychology: A biblical anthropology for the twenty-first century. By James R. Beck and Bruce Demarest. Grand Rapids, MI: Kregel. 2005.
Review by William Michael McGuire, Psychology and Counseling, Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, Fort Worth, TX.

Nurturing child and adolescent spirituality: Perspectives from the world’s religious traditions. Edited by Karen M. Yust, Aostre N. Johnson, Sandy E. Sasso, and Eugene C. Roehlkepartain. Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield. 2006.
Review by Donald E. Ratcliff, Christian Formation and Ministry, Wheaton College, Wheaton, IL.

Redefining children’s ministry. By Becky Fischer. Bismarck, ND: Kids in Ministry International. 2005.
Review by Donald E. Ratcliff, Christian Formation and Ministry, Wheaton College, Wheaton, IL

Passing on the faith: A radical new model for youth and family ministry. By Merton Strommen and Richard Hardel. Winona, MN: St. Mary’s Press. 2000. $22.95.
Review by Jason Lanker, Adjunct Professor, California Baptist University, Riverside, CA.

Getting marriage right: Realistic counsel for saving & strengthening relationships. By David P. Gushee. Grand Rapids, MI: Baker Books. 2004.
Review by Sandy Blank, PhD Student, Educational Studies, Talbot School of Theology, Biola University, La Mirada, CA.

Getting marriage right: Realistic counsel for saving and strengthening relationships. By David Gushee. Grand Rapids, MI: Baker. 2004.
Review by Matt Benson, Dean of Spiritual Formation, Bryan College, Dayton, TN.

Educating people of faith, exploring the history of Jewish and Christian communities. Edited by John Van Engen. Grand Rapids, MI.: W.B. Eerdmans Co. 2004.
Review by Robert Lay, Department of Biblical Studies, Christian Education, and Philosophy, Taylor University, Upland, IN.

Women’s ministry in the 21st century: The encyclopedia of practical ideas. Loveland, CO: Group Publishing. 2004.
Review by Scottie May, Christian Formation and Ministry, Wheaton College, Wheaton, IL.

Men’s ministry in the 21st century: The encyclopedia of practical ideas. Edited by Brad Lewis. Loveland CO: Group Publishing. 2004.
Review by Jim Dekker, Youth Ministry Studies, North Park University and Theological Seminary, Chicago, IL.

The elements of mentoring. By W. Brad Johnson and Charles R. Ridley. New York: Palgrave Macmillan. 2004.
Review by Vitaliy Martynov, Christian Education, “Grace and Truth” Kiev Theological Seminary, Kiev, Ukraine.

Faithful learning and the Christian scholarly vocation. Edited by Douglas V. Henry and Bob R. Agee. Grand Rapids, MI: William B. Eerdmans. 2003.
Review by John Christopher Frame, M.Div. student, Anderson University School of Theology, Anderson, IN.

Wired for ministry: How the Internet, visual media, and other new technologies can serve your church. By John P. Jewell. Grand Rapids, MI: Brazos/Baker Book. 2004.
Review by Doug Schmidt, Curriculum, Cook Communication Ministries, Colorado Springs, CO.

Keeping company with Jesus: Reflections on gospel stories. By Jackie L. Smallbones. Minneapolis, MN: Augsburg Books. 2005.
Reviewed by Janet L. Dale, Spiritual Formation and Discipleship, Alliance Theological Seminary, Nyack, NY.

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