The Thistle

Library Acquisitions for January 2014

Textbooks for the Spring semester were a major focus of the library’s acquisitions in January. E-books were another area of focus as we began loading records for over 400 titles from InterVarsity Press and Baker Publishing. Also arriving in January: the second edition of By Faith, Not By Sight: Paul and the Order of Salvation by Richard B. Gaffin, Jr.; Biblical Knowing: A Scriptural Epistemology of Error by Covenant alumnus Dru Johnson; and Great Commission Publications’ new Pilgrim’s Progress adapted for young readers.


Religion past & present: encyclopedia of theology and religion
edited by Hans Dieter Betz … [et al.]
Book


coverThe dance between God and humanity: reading the Bible today as the people of GodGoogle Books Preview
Bruce K. Waltke
Book


coverThis abled body: rethinking disabilities in biblical studiesGoogle Books Preview
edited by Hector Avalos, Sarah J. Melcher, Jeremy Schipper
Book


coverObadiah, Jonah, and Micah: an introduction and commentary
David W. Baker, T. Desmond Alexander, and Bruce K. Waltke
Book

 


coverInterpreting the Pentateuch: an exegetical handbookGoogle Books Preview
Peter T. Vogt
Book


coverEngaging Leviticus: reading Leviticus theologically with its past interpretersGoogle Books Preview
Mark W. Elliott
Book

 


coverA handbook of New Testament exegesisGoogle Books Preview
Craig L. Blomberg with Jennifer Foutz Markley
Book


coverThe New Testament world: insights from cultural anthropologyGoogle Books Preview
Bruce J. Malina
Book


coverRethinking Paul’s rhetorical education: comparative rhetoric and 2 Corinthians 10-13
Ryan S. Schellenberg
Book

 


coverDesire of the everlasting hills: the world before and after Jesus
Thomas Cahill
Book

 


coverBy the renewing of your minds: the pastoral function of Christian doctrine
Ellen T. Charry
Book

 


coverCreator Spirit: the Holy Spirit and the art of becoming human
Steven R. Guthrie; foreworded by Jeremy S. Begbie
Book

 


coverWhat has Christianity ever done for us? how it shaped the modern world
Jonathan Hill
Book

 


coverOn the Song of Songs
translated by Kilian Walsh; introd. by M. Corneille Halflants
Book

 


coverThe gifts of the Jews: how a tribe of desert nomads changed the way everyone thinks and feels
Thomas Cahill
Book

 


coverSchaeffer on the Christian life: countercultural spirituality
William Edgar
Book

 


coverUnreached: growing churches in working-class and deprived areas
Tim Chester
Book

 


coverLogic: a God-centered approach to the foundation of western thought
Vern Sheridan Poythress
Book

 


coverStrangers to ourselves: discovering the adaptive unconscious
Timothy D. Wilson
Book

 


coverThe evolving self: problem and process in human development
Robert Kegan
Book

 


coverAn interpretation of Christian ethicsGoogle Books Preview
Reinhold Niebuhr; introduction by Edmund N. Santurri
Book


coverDisruptive Christian ethics: when racism and women’s lives matterGoogle Books Preview
Traci C. West
Book


Debating Darwin: how the church responded to the evolution bombshell
Book


coverDietrich Bonhoeffer worksGoogle Books Preview
translated from the German edition; edited by Gerhard Ludwig Müller and Albrecht Schönherr
Book

 


coverVincent of Lérins and the development of Christian doctrine
Thomas G. Guarino
Book

 


coverSanctifying art: inviting conversation between artists, theologians, and the churchGoogle Books Preview
Deborah Sokolove
Book


coverTurning points: decisive moments in the history of Christianity
Mark A. Noll
Book

 


coverIntroduction to messianic Judaism: its ecclesial context and Biblical foundations
David Rudolph & Joel Willitts, general editors
Book

 


coverAll for God’s glory: redeeming church scutwork
Louis B. Weeks
Book

 


St. Louis: historic churches & synagogues
Mary M. Stiritz, with Cynthia Hill Longwisch and Carolyn Hewes Toft; bibliography by Jean E. Meeh Gosebrink; financial assistance provided by the Missouri Department of Natural Resources, Division of State Parks, Historic Preservation Program, the Donald and Ruth V. Malvern Foundation, the St. Louis Convention & Visitors Commission
Book


coverThe global war on Christians: dispatches from the front lines of anti-Christian persecution
John L. Allen, Jr.
Book

 


coverChristianity and liberalismGoogle Books Preview
J. Gresham Machen; [foreword by Carl R. Trueman]
Book

 


coverSilent witnesses: lessons on theology, life, and the church from Christians of the past
Garry J. Williams
Book

 


coverPapias and the New TestamentGoogle Books Preview
Monte Allen Shanks; [foreword by John B. Polhill]
Book


coverEncyclopedia of the Bible and its reception
ed. by Hans-Josef Klauck … [et al.]
Book

 


coverEncyclopedia of English language Bible versions
Bradford B. Taliaferro
Book

 


coverNew meanings for ancient texts: recent approaches to biblical criticisms and their applicationsGoogle Books Preview
Steven L. McKenzie, John Kaltner, Editors
Book


coverFour views on the historical Adam
Matthew Barrett and Ardel B. Caneday, general editors; Denis O. Lamoureux, John H. Walton, C. John Collins, William Barrick; Gregory A. Boyd, and Philip G. Ryken,; Stanley Gundry, series editor
Book


coverA dictionary of Bible plants
Lytton John Musselman
Book

 


coverOne way love: inexhaustible grace for an exhausted world
Tullian Tchividjian
Book

 


coverPreaching God’s transforming justice: a lectionary commentary, year AGoogle Books Preview
edited by Ronald J. Allen, Dale P. Andrews, Dawn Ottoni-Wilhelm
Book


coverPreaching God’s transforming justice: a lectionary commentary, year CGoogle Books Preview
edited by Ronald J. Allen, Dale P. Andrews, Dawn Ottoni-Wilhelm
Book

 


coverAn introduction to the Old Testament: the canon and Christian imagination
Walter Brueggemann and Tod Linafelt
Book

 


coverAgainst the gods: the polemical theology of the Old TestamentGoogle Books Preview
John D. Currid
Book


coverLeviticus: a commentary in the Wesleyan tradition
Thomas J. King
Book

 


cover“Israel served the Lord”: the Book Of Joshua as paradoxical portrait of faithful Israel
Rachel M. Billings
Book

 


coverThe biblical Psalms in Christian worship: a brief introduction and guide to resourcesGoogle Books Preview
John D. Witvliet
Book


coverA canonical exegesis of the eighth Psalm: YHWH’s maintenance of the created order through divine reversal:
Hubert James Keener
Book


coverEncounters with Jesus: unexpected answers to life’s biggest questions
Timothy Keller
Book

 


coverImitating Jesus: an inclusive approach to New Testament ethicsGoogle Books Preview
Richard A. Burridge
Book


coverThe rhetoric of the Gospel: theological artistry in the Gospels and Acts
C. Clifton Black
Book

 


coverBy faith, not by sight: Paul and the order of salvation
Richard B. Gaffin, Jr.
Book

 


coverThe power of God: a Jonathan Edwards commentary on the book of RomansGoogle Books Preview
edited and compiled by David S. Lovi & Benjamin Westerhoff
Book


coverBlessing of Abraham, the Spirit, and justification in Galatians: their relationship and significance for understanding Paul’s theologyGoogle Books Preview
Chee-Chiew Lee
Book


coverPioneer and priest: Jesus Christ in the epistle to the HebrewsGoogle Books Preview
R.J. McKelvey
Book


coverReading the epistles of James, Peter, John, and Jude as Scripture: the shaping and shape of a canonical collection
David R. Nienhuis & Robert W. Wall
Book


coverA critical and exegetical commentary on the Epistle of James
Dale C. Allison Jr.
Book

 


coverA commentary on the letters of John: an intra-Jewish approachGoogle Books Preview
Birger Olsson; translated by Richard J. Erickson
Book


coverAncient gospel or modern forgery? the Secret Gospel of Mark in debateGoogle Books Preview
edited by Tony Burke; foreword by Paul Foster
Book


coverA history of Christian theology: an introductionGoogle Books Preview
William C. Placher, Derek R. Nelson
Book


coverBiblical knowing: a scriptural epistemology of errorGoogle Books Preview
Dru Johnson; with a foreword by Craig G. Bartholomew
Book


coverChurch doctrine: the faith and practice of the Christian communityGoogle Books Preview
Paul C. McGlasson
Book


Questions on the Christian faith answered from the Bible
Derek Prime
Book


coverThe doctrine of the Holy Spirit in the major Reformed confessions and catechisms of the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries
Yuzo Adhinarta
Book


coverThe promises of God: discovering the one who keeps His word
R.C. Sproul
Book

 


coverJesus people: the historical Jesus and the beginnings of community
David Catchpole
Book

 


coverThe imitation of Christ in the gospel of Luke: growing in Christlike love for God and neighbor
C.D. Jimmy Agan III
Book

 


coverImitating God in Christ: recapturing a biblical patternGoogle Books Preview
Jason B. Hood
Book


coverWas the birth of Jesus according to Scripture?Google Books Preview
Steve Moyise
Book


coverFor the beauty of the earth: a Christian vision for creation careGoogle Books Preview
Steven Bouma-Prediger
Book


Earthwise: a guide to hopeful creation care
Calvin B. DeWitt
Book


coverRedeeming creation: the Biblical basis for environmental stewardshipGoogle Books Preview
Fred Van Dyke … [et al.]; foreword by James W. Sire
Book


coverMarriage: sex in the service of God
Christopher Ash
Book

 


coverFallen: a theology of sin
Christopher W. Morgan and Robert A. Peterson, editors
Book

 


coverSalvation by grace: the case for effectual calling and regeneration
Matthew Barrett
Book

 


coverExtravagant grace: God’s glory displayed in our weakness
Barbara R. Duguid
Book

 


coverThe Antichrist and the Second Coming: a preterist examination
Duncan W. McKenzie
Book

 


coverUltimate questions
John Blanchard
Book

 


coverCovenantal apologetics: principles and practice in defense of our faithGoogle Books Preview
K. Scott Oliphint; foreword by William Edgar
Book


coverThe wisdom of the seasons: how the church year helps us understand our congregational stories
Charles M. Olsen
Book

 


coverRekindling Advent: rediscovering the season of joyful waiting
John Allen Bankson
Book

 


coverLet us keep the feast: living the church year at home / Jessica Snell, ed
Book

 


coverAbingdon theological companion to the lectionary: preaching year AGoogle Books Preview
Paul Scott Wilson, editor
Book


coverAbingdon theological companion to the lectionary: preaching year CGoogle Books Preview
Paul Scott Wilson, editor
Book


coverCanyon Road: a book of prayer
Kari Kristina Reeves
Book

 


coverThe church, then and nowGoogle Books Preview
edited by Stanley E. Porter and Cynthia Long Westfall
Book


coverWalking with the poor: principles and practices of transformational developmentGoogle Books Preview
Bryant L. Myers
Book


coverHalf the church: recapturing God’s global vision for womenGoogle Books Preview
Carolyn Custis James
Book


coverCorporate decision-making in the church of the New TestamentGoogle Books Preview
Jeff Brown
Book


coverWe’ve never done it like this before: 10 creative approaches to the same old church tasks
C. Jeff Woods
Book

 


coverTransforming church conflict: compassionate leadership in actionGoogle Books Preview
Deborah van Deusen Hunsinger, Theresa F. Latini
Book


Leading from the table
Paul Galbreath; [Don E. Saliers, foreword]
Book


coverSweet surrender: how cultural mandates shape Christian marriageGoogle Books Preview
Dennis Hiebert
Book


Thankfulness Sunday School lessons: Madame Blueberry
Kit


coverVeggieTales values to grow by: DVD companion curriculum
Shannon Kozee and Laura Neutzling, managing editors; Melissa Toy, writer; Ron Eddy, Art direction and design; henna Chaudhary, Production coordination
Book


The Professional development interview: an evaluation of its design, implementation, and effectiveness in the professional development program for missionaries of the Presbyterian Church in the United States
Harry H. Phillips
Thesis / Manuscript


Go therefore: 150 years of Presbyterians in global mission
James H. Smylie, Dean K. Thompson, Cary Patrick; edited by Cary Patrick
Book


coverSensing Jesus: life and ministry as a human being
Zach Eswine
Book

 


coverChristian counseling ethics: a handbook for psychologists, therapists and pastorsGoogle Books Preview
edited by Randolph K. Sanders, Ph.D.
Book


coverTangible: making God known through deeds of mercy and words of truth
Chris Sicks; foreword by Justin S. Holcomb
Book

 


coverLove into light: the gospel, the homosexual and the churchGoogle Books Preview
Peter Hubbard
Book


coverWomen, HIV, and the church: in search of refugeGoogle Books Preview
edited by Arthur J. Ammann and Julie Ponsford Holland
Book


coverTroubled minds: mental illness and the church’s missionGoogle Books Preview
Amy Simpson
Book


coverHabitation of dragons: a book of hope about living as a Christian
J. Keith Miller; foreword by John Burke
Book

 


coverHousewife theologian: how the gospel interrupts the ordinary
Aimee Byrd
Book

 


coverThe fragrance of GodGoogle Books Preview
Vigen Guroian
Book


coverSurfing for God: discovering the divine desire beneath sexual struggleGoogle Books Preview
Michael John Cusick
Book


coverThe imitation of Christ
Thomas à Kempis; a modern version based on the English translation made by Richard Whitford around the year 1530; foreword by Carl A. Anderson; edited with an introduction by Harold C. Gardiner
Book

 


coverWalking with God through pain and suffering
Timothy Keller
Book

 


coverEncounters with orthodoxy: how protestant churches can reform themselves againGoogle Books Preview
John P. Burgess
Book


coverThe Westminster handbook to Karl BarthGoogle Books Preview
edited by Richard E. Burnett
Book


coverPresbyterians and American culture: a historyGoogle Books Preview
Bradley J. Longfield
Book


Minutes of the General Assembly
Book


Minutes of the … General Assembly
Book


Minutes of the 41st General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church in America 
E-Resource


coverChrist-centered sermons: models of redemptive preaching
Bryan Chapell
Book

 


coverApplying career development theory to counseling
Richard S. Sharf, University of Delaware
Book

 


coverThe art of the commonplace: the agrarian essays of Wendell Berry
edited and introduced by Norman Wirzba
Book

 


coverThe future of lifeGoogle Books Preview
Edward O. Wilson
Book


coverEnts, elves, and Eriador: the environmental vision of J.R.R. Tolkien
Matthew Dickerson and Jonathan Evans; [foreword by John Elder; afterword by Tom Shippey]
Book

 


coverThe vanishing face of gaia: a final warning
James Lovelock
Book

 


coverNarnia and the Fields of Arbol: the environmental vision of C.S. Lewis
Matthew Dickerson and David O’Hara
Book

 


A Sand County almanac: with essays on conservation from Round River
Aldo Leopold; illustrated by Charles W. Schwartz
Book


coverMysteries of the Middle Ages: the rise of feminism, science, and art from the cults of Catholic Europe
Thomas Cahill
Book


coverHeretics and heroes: how Renaissance artists and Reformation priests created our world
Thomas Cahill
Book

 


coverStudent engagement techniques: a handbook for college faculty
Elizabeth F. Barkley
Book

 


coverTeaching intensive and accelerated courses: instruction that motivates learningGoogle Books Preview
Raymond J. Wlodkowski, and Margery B. Ginsberg
Book


coverOn teaching and learning: putting the principles and practices of dialogue education into actionGoogle Books Preview
Jane Vella; foreword by Joanna Ashworth
Book


coverSailing the wine-dark sea: why the Greeks matterGoogle Books Preview
Thomas Cahill
Book


The ancient history of the Near East: from the earliest times to the battle of Salamis
H.R. Hall … with thirty-three plates and fourteen maps
Book


Crimes and misdemeanors
an Orion Pictures release; a Jack Rollins and Charles H. Joffe production; produced by Robert Greenhut; written and directed by Woody Allen
Video


coverOf pilgrims and fire: when God shows up at the moviesGoogle Books Preview
Roy Anker
Book


Match point
Dreamworks Pictures presents in association with BBC Films and Thema Production SA a Jada production; produced by Letty Aronson, Lucy Darwin, Gareth Wiley; written and directed by Woody Allen
Video


coverAuthentic human sexuality: an integrated Christian approachGoogle Books Preview
Judith K. Balswick and Jack O. Balswick
Book


coverA celebration of sex
Douglas E. Rosenau
Book

 


coverAngry birds and killer bees: talking to your kids about sex
Todd Bowman
Book

 


coverAn unchanged mind: the problem of immaturity in adolescence
John A. McKinnon
Book

 


coverHealing developmental trauma: how early trauma affects self-regulation, self-image, and the capacity for relationshipGoogle Books Preview
Laurence Heller and Aline LaPierre
Book


coverRelational theory and the practice of psychotherapy
Paul L. Wachtel
Book

 


coverA ready hope: effective disaster ministry for congregations
Kathryn M. Haueisen and Carol Flores; [foreword by Kathleen Smith]
Book

 


coverJosephus
with an English translation by H.St.J. Thackeray
Book

 


English words from Latin and Greek elements
[by] Donald M. Ayers
Book


coverStories from ancient CanaanGoogle Books Preview
edited and translated by Michael D. Coogan and Mark S. Smith
Book


coverProdigal press: confronting the anti-Christian bias of the American news media
Marvin Olasky, Warren Cole Smith
Book

 


coverPilgrim’s progress: John Bunyan’s classic story adapted for children
written by Anna Trimiew; illustrated by Drew Rose
Book

 


The Chronicles of Narnia classroom activity guide
teaching guide prepared by Pam B. Cole
Book


coverAbnormal psychology
Ronald J. Comer
Book

 


coverCase studies in multicultural counseling and therapy
edited by Derald Wing Sue, Miguel E. Gallardo, Helen A. Neville
Book

 


coverTeaching clients to use mindfulness skills: a practical guide
Christine Dunkley and Maggie Stanton
Book
E-BOOKS

 


coverGoogle Books PreviewDictionary of the Old Testament: historical books
editors, Bill T. Arnold, H.G.M. Williamson
E-Book


Miracles: the credibility of the New Testament accounts
Craig S. Keener
E-Book


Introducing Christian education: foundations for the twenty-first century
Michael J. Anthony, general editor
E-Book


Vulnerable communion: a theology of disability and hospitality
Thomas E. Reynolds
E-Book


Vincent of Lérins and the development of Christian doctrine
Thomas G. Guarino
E-Book


Grammatical concepts 101 for biblical Hebrew
Gary A. Long
E-Book


Foundational issues in Christian education: an introduction in evangelical perspective
Robert W. Pazmiño
E-Book


Understanding Christian mission: participation in suffering and glory
Scott W. Sunquist
E-Book


Developing a strategy for missions: a biblical, historical, and cultural introduction
John Mark Terry and J. D. Payne
E-Book


Living the Sabbath: discovering the rhythms of rest and delight
Norman Wirzba
E-Book


The redemption of love: rescuing marriage and sexuality from the economics of a fallen world
Carrie A. Miles
E-Book


Emerging churches: creating Christian community in postmodern cultures
Eddie Gibbs and Ryan K. Bolger
E-Book


Transforming spirituality: integrating theology and psychology
F. LeRon Shults and Steven J. Sandage
E-Book


Ancient-future faith: rethinking evangelicalism for a postmodern world
Robert Webber
E-Book


Hope in troubled times: a new vision for confronting global crises
Bob Goudzwaard, Mark Vander Vennen, and David Van Heemst; foreword by Desmond M. Tutu
E-Book


Sent and gathered: a worship manual for the missional church
Clayton J. Schmit
E-Book


The Sermon on the Mount through the centuries
edited by Jeffrey P. Greenman, Timothy Larsen, Stephen R. Spencer
E-Book


Reading Romans through the centuries: from the early church to Karl Barth
Jeffrey P. Greenman and Timothy Larsen, editors
E-Book


From Homer to Harry Potter: a handbook on myth and fantasy
Matthew T. Dickerson & David O’Hara
E-Book


Reformed and always reforming: the postconservative approach to evangelical theology
Roger E. Olson
E-Book


In the name of Jesus: exorcism among early Christians
Graham H. Twelftree
E-Book


The digital invasion: how technology is shaping you and your relationships
Dr. Archibald D. Hart and Dr. Sylvia Hart Frejd
E-Book


Strategic disciple making: a practical tool for successful ministry
Aubrey Malphurs
E-Book


A new kind of church: understanding models of ministry for the 21st century
Aubrey Malphurs
E-Book


Hidden treasures in the book of Job: how the oldest book in the Bible answers today’s scientific questions
Hugh Ross
E-Book


A model of Christian maturity: an exposition of 2 Corinthians 10-13
D.A. Carson
E-Book


Grounded in the Gospel: building believers the old-fashioned way
J.I. Packer and Gary A. Parrett
E-Book


Preaching to a post-everything world: crafting Biblical sermons that connect with our culture
Zack Eswine
E-Book


Preaching: the art of narrative exposition
Calvin Miller
E-Book


Ancient-future worship: proclaiming and enacting God’s narrative
Robert E. Webber
E-Book


360-degree leadership: preaching to transform congregations
Michael J. Quicke
E-Book


Preaching as worship: an integrative approach to formation in your church
Michael J. Quicke
E-Book


A case for amillennialism: understanding the end times
Dr. Kim Riddlebarger
E-Book


The Gospel of Mark: a commentary
Francis J. Moloney
E-Book