New and Noteworthy, December 2016
Reconciliation Reconsidered: Advancing the Conversation on Race in Churches of Christ.Tanya Smith Brice, editor. Reconciliation Reconsidered: Advancing the Conversation on Race in Churches of Christ. Abilene, Texas: ACU Press, 2016. 220 pages. $19.99.
Brice, a lifelong Church of Christ member and dean of the School of Health and Human Services at Benedict College, pulls together ongoing conversations about racial reconciliation from representatives of congregations across the U.S.
The book discusses current events and each chapter includes discussion questions to help readers navigate this perplexing, difficult topic.
Faith and politics
The Presidents & Their Faith: From George Washington to Barack Obama (Updated Edition).Darrin Grinder and Steve Shaw. The Presidents & Their Faith: From George Washington to Barack Obama (Updated Edition). Boise, Idaho.: Elevate Faith, 2016. 276 pages. $14.29.
Grinder and Shaw, professors at Northwest Nazarene University in Idaho, present an updated look at how all 43 U.S. presidents exercised their personal faith, exerted presidential power and led a religiously diverse nation.
The authors seek to give a new understanding of how religion and politics interfaced through America’s history — and how they will play out in the future.