Man on the Run: Helping Hyper-Hobbied Men Recognize the Best Things in Life, by Zeke Pipher (M.Div. ’01), Howard Books, March 2012. Passionate, pursuit-driven men can make great husbands, fathers, friends and colleagues precisely because of their tenacious tendencies. Yet the qualities that make men pursue adventure above all else can wreck their lives; overzealous men end up losing out on the best things in life. How to have the best of both worlds is what this book is all about.

Living into the Life of Jesus, by Klaus Issler (professor of Christian education and theology), IVP Books, April 2012. Deriving insights from the life of Jesus in the Gospels, Issler uncovers the dynamics involved in truly becoming more Christlike. He shows how you can forge much deeper connections with Jesus so that his life permeates your own character. The result is a closer alignment between what you want to do as a follower of Jesus, what you actually do and who you are becoming in your relationship with him.

The Gospel According to Isaiah 53, co-edited by Mitch Glaser (M.Div. ’78) with contributions by Donald R. Sunukjian (professor of Christian ministry and leadership) and Michael J. Wilkins (distinguished professor of New Testament language and literature), Kregel Academic & Professional, November 2011. This volume presents the redemptive work of the Messiah to the Jewish community, exploring issues of atonement and redemption in light of Isaiah 53. Pastors will find help in preparing Bible studies and sermons, equipping listeners to tell Jewish people about Jesus.

Delivered with Love, by Sherry Kyle (’87), Abingdon Press, April 2011. An old love letter found in the glove compartment of a young woman’s inherited 1972 Volkswagen propels her to leave her life in Los Angeles and go to the small town of Capitola, Calif. There her dream of finding the writer of the letter leads her on an unexpected journey that changes her life forever. Kyle also recently published The Christian Girl’s Guide to Style, Legacy Press, September 2010.

Seeing Cinderella, by Jenny Lundquist (’98), Aladdin, March 2012. Sixth grade is not going well for Calliope Meadow Anderson. Callie’s hair is frizzy, her best friend, Ellen, is acting weird, and to top things off, she has to get glasses. Callie soon discovers that her glasses have a special, magical perk: When she wears them, she can read people’s thoughts. Callie has more drama to face when she’s cast as the lead in the school play—and instead opts to be an understudy, giving the role of Cinderella to Ellen. Can Callie’s magic glasses help her see her way to leading lady, or is she destined to stay in the background forever?

Being Good: Christian Virtues for Everyday Life, edited by Michael W. Austin (’95, M.A. ’00) and R. Douglas Geivett (professor of philosophy of religion and ethics) with contributions by Steve L. Porter (associate professor of theology and philosophy), David A. Horner (professor of biblical and theological studies) and David R. Turner (M.A. ’06), Eerdmans, December 2011. In this volume, experts in theology and philosophy explore what Being Good looks like on a practical level, explaining how every Christian should try to embody the moral and intellectual virtues that Christ alone perfectly displayed. Topics include faith, open-mindedness, wisdom, zeal, hope, contentment, courage, love, compassion, forgiveness and humility.

A Tea Partier’s Guide: The Constitution Made Easy, by Mike Holler (’78), Sterling Publishing, March 2012. Written by a fixture on the Tea Party rally circuit, and unofficially adopted by the Party as its U.S. Constitution guide, this book goes to the ultimate source for answers to the hot-button questions about how our nation is meant to be governed. Each spread pairs a page from the Constitution with a modernized version, clearing up the archaic legalese and making the meaning of the original accessible to anyone. An insightful introduction and detailed endnotes further illuminate the original principles outlined by the architects of the Constitution.