Book Reviews

From: Volume 4, Issue 2: Fall 2007, Children's Spirituality Pages 396-447


Worldviews: Think for yourself about how we see God. By John M. Yeats and John Blase. Colorado Springs, CO: NavPress. 2006.
Review by Blake O’Dell, School of Christian Studies, Howard Payne University, Brownwood, TX.

This incomplete one; words occasioned by the death of a young person. Edited by Michael D. Bush. Grand Rapids, MI: Eerdmans. 2006.
Review by Carol Anne Janzen, Educational Ministries, Acadia Divinity College, Wolfville, NS Canada.

Perspectives on children’s spiritual formation—four views. Edited by Michael J. Anthony. Nashville, TN: Broadman & Holman. 2006.
Review by Gary C. Newton, Discipling Ministries, Huntington University Graduate School of Christian Ministries

Ambassador families: Equipping your kids to engage popular culture. By Mitali Perkins. Grand Rapids, MI: Brazos Press. 2005.
Review by Michael R. Mitchell, Christian Leadership and Children’s Ministry, Liberty Theological Seminary, Lynchburg, VA.

Running in circles: How false spirituality traps us in unhealthy relationships. By Kim V. Engelmann. Downers Grove, IL: InterVarsity Press. 2007.
Review by Donald Ratcliff, Christian Formation and Ministry, Wheaton College, Wheaton, IL

Necessary dreams: Ambition in women’s changing lives. By Anna Fels. New York: Anchor Books. 2004.
Review by Woo Min R. Song, Christian Education, BaekSeok (White Stone) University, Seoul, Korea.

Erikson on development in adulthood: New insights from the unpublished papers. By Carol Hren Hoare. New York: Oxford University Press. 2002.
Review by Chris Kiesling, School of Practical Theology, Asbury Theological Seminary, Wilmore, KY.

The portable seminary: A master’s level overview in one volume. Edited by David Horton. Bloomington, MN: Bethany House Publishers. 2006.
Review by W. Kenneth Phillips, Christian Ministries, Northwestern College, Saint Paul, MN.

Rock solid teacher. By Gregory C. Carlson. Ventura, CA: Gospel Light. 2006.
Reviewed by Len Kageler, Youth Ministries and Christian Education, Nyack College, Nyack, NY.

Ministering to today’s adults: A complete manual for organizing and developing adults’ ministries in local congregations. By Kenneth O. Gangel. Eugene,
OR: Wipf & Stock, 2006 [reprint, Word, 1999].
Review by W. Kenneth Phillips, Christian Ministries Department, Northwestern College, Saint Paul, MN.

God’s potters: Pastoral leadership and the shaping of congregations. By Jackson W. Carroll. Grand Rapids, MI: Eerdmans Publishing Co. 2006.
Review by Stephen Overton, Pastor, Christian Chapel Foursquare Church, Moreno Valley, CA

The contrarian’s guide to leadership. By Stephen B. Sample. San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass. 2003.
Reviewed by Mickey Becker, Leadership development consultant, Rancho Santa Margarita, CA

Social intelligence: The new science of human relationships. By Daniel Goleman. New York: Bantam Dell. 2006.
Review by Halee Gray Scott, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences and University Libraries, Azusa Pacific University, Azusa, CA.

Christ plays in ten thousand places: A conversation in spiritual theology. By Eugene H. Peterson. Grand Rapids, MI: Eerdmans. 2005.
Review by Tom Schwanda, Christian Formation and Ministry, Wheaton College, Wheaton, IL.



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