Book Reviews

From: Volume 6, Issue 2: Fall 2009, Leadership for Church Ministry Pages 405-440


Teaching kids authentic worship: How to keep them close to God for life. By Kathleen Chapman. Grand Rapids, MI: Baker. 2003.
Review by Lisa Milligan Long, Assistant Professor of Christian Education, Lee University, Cleveland, TN.

Unchristian:What a new generation really thinks about Christianity. By David Kinnaman (and Gabe Lyons and Fermi Project). Grand Rapids, MI: Baker Books. 2007.
Review by Julie A. Gorman, Professor of Christian Formation and Discipleship, Fuller Theological Seminary, Pasadena, CA.

Teaching that transforms:Worship as the heart of Christian education. By Debra Dean Murphy.Grand Rapids,MI: Brazos Press. 2004.
Review by Mark A. Maddix, Associate Professor of Christian Education, Northwest Nazarene University, Nampa, ID.

The teacher’s craft: The 10 essential skills of effective teaching. By Paul Chance. Long Grove, IL: Waveland Press. 2008. 187pp.
Review by Octavio J. Esqueda, Assistant Professor of Foundations, Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, Fort Worth, TX.

Lasting impressions: From visiting to belonging. By Mark Waltz. Loveland, CO: Group Publishing. 2009.
Review by Cheryl Fawcett, Association of Baptists for World Evangelism, Vision For Youth International, El Cajon, CA.

The missing ministry: Safety, risk management, and protecting your church. By The Guide One Center for RiskManagement. Loveland, CO: Group Publishing. 2008.
Review by Dawn R.Morton, Adjunct Professor of Christian Education, Ashland Theological Seminary, Ashland, OH

Real power: Stages of personal power in organizations (3rd ed.). By Janet O. Hagberg. Salem, WI: Sheffield Publishing Company. 2003.
Review by Halee Gray Scott, Adjunct Faculty, Haggard Graduate School of Theology, Azusa Pacific University, Azusa, CA.

Introduction to leadership: Concepts and practice. By Peter G. Northouse. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications. 2009.
Review by Keith R. Krispin Jr., Department of Christian Ministries, Judson University, Elgin, IL.

Reverse mentoring: How young leaders can transform the church and why we should let them. By Earl Creps. San Francisco, CA:
Review by Rick Thoman, Associate Professor, Christian Ministries, Northwestern College, St Paul, MN.

Leading cross-culturally: Covenant relationships for effective Christian leadership. By Sherwood G. Lingenfelter. Grand Rapids, MI: Baker Academic. 2008.
Review by Seong Eun Kim, doctoral student at Talbot School of Theology.



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