Good Idea. Now What? by Charles T. Lee (M.A. ’99), Wiley Publishing, February 2012. Lee, CEO of Ideation Consultancy, offers systematic advice for moving your ideas to execution, covering: the fundamental elements of a good idea; tangible pathways to follow after initial inspiration; the importance of branding and its impact on ideas; and practical advice for developing a loyal tribe of supporters who will take your idea to a whole new level. Endorsed by marketing expert Seth Godin, this book seeks to help readers master all the details of getting their vision off the ground and turning their ideas into realities.
Love Your God With All Your Mind (15th Anniversary Edition), by J.P. Moreland (distinguished professor of philosophy), NavPress, August 2012. In this popular book, Moreland explains the importance of using the mind not only to win others to Christ but also to experience personal spiritual growth. This revised edition includes expanded appendices and three new chapters that outline arguments for the reality of God and the historicity of Jesus’ life, teachings, death and resurrection.
The Handy Guide to New Testament Greek: Grammar, Syntax, and Diagramming, by Douglas S. Huffman (professor of biblical and theological studies), Kregel Academic, November 2012. This reference tool supplements textbooks by providing a quick visual layout of Greek grammar, syntax and phrase diagramming. Easy to carry and easy to use, the guide crystallizes the information readers need to know for classes or enables readers to develop a sermon or lesson outline from the Greek New Testament.
Being the Church in a Multi-Ethnic Community, by Gary L. McIntosh (professor of Christian ministry and leadership) and Alan McMahan (associate professor of intercultural studies), Wesleyan Publishing House, May 2012. An introductory guide for those who are wrestling with how to reach the ethnic groups next door and welcome them into the multi-ethnic body of Christ, this book offers a research-based overview of the issues, challenges and essential principles for developing multi-ethnic churches.
Wounded Warrior, Wounded Home: Hope and Healing for Families Living with PTSD and TBI, coauthored by Kelly Orr (M.A. ’75, Ph.D ’78), Revell Publishing, March 2013. This book gives hurting families a look inside the minds and hearts of wounded warriors and guides them in developing a plan for physical, emotional and spiritual wholeness in the wake of war. Orr, a clinical psychologist and Vietnam veteran, and coauthor Marshéle Carter Waddell, the wife of a career U.S. Navy SEAL, speak from their own experiences and also share insights from dozens of families and careful research, offering readers a hope-filled way forward.
God Is Impassible and Impassioned: Toward a Theology of Divine Emotion, by Rob Lister (associate professor of biblical and theological studies), Crossway, November 2012. In this book, Lister speaks into the issue of divine emotion, outlining the history of the doctrine in the views of influential figures such as Augustine, Aquinas and Luther, while carefully examining modernity’s growing rejection of impassibility and the subsequent evangelical response. With an eye toward holistic synthesis, this book proposes a theological model based upon fresh insights into the historical, biblical and theological dimensions of this important doctrine.
People Can’t Drive You Crazy If You Don’t Give Them the Keys, by Mike Bechtle (M.A. ’76), Revell, October 2012. In this cut-to-the-chase book, communication expert Mike Bechtle shows readers that they don't have to be victims of other people’s craziness. With commonsense wisdom and practical advice that can be implemented immediately, Bechtle gives readers a proven strategy to handle crazy people. More than just offering a set of techniques, Bechtle offers a new perspective that will change readers’ lives as they deal with those difficult people who just won't go away.