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New and Noteworthy — June 2010


DEVOTIONAL GUIDE
Phil Ware. The Shadow of the Cross: 365 Devotionals from the Gospel of Mark. Abilene, Texas.: Leafwood Publishers, 2010. 374 pages. $13.99.
Ware, preacher for the Southern Hills Church of Christ in Abilene, Texas, provides a daily devotional guide using the Gospel of Mark. Each day’s entry includes the Easy-to-Read Version of the text from Mark, followed by a “Key Thought,” a prayer and references for related passages. His daily devotional guides at www.heartlight.org are read by people from more than 180 countries.
CHURCH HISTORY
Thomas H. Olbricht and David Fleer, eds. And the WORD Became Flesh: Studies in History, Communication and Scripture in Memory of Michael W. Casey. Eugene, Ore.:  Pickwick Publications, 2009. 318 pages. $37.
Twenty scholars present essays on Restoration history, homiletics and pacifism in a volume that honors the late Pepperdine University scholar Michael Casey. Entries include analyses of Alexander Campbell’s lectures at Bethany College and Ronald Reagan’s relationship with the Stone-Campbell Movement.
SPIRITUALITY
Ken Jones. A Prodigal Return. Mustang, Okla.: Tate Publishing & Enterprises, LLC, 2009. 448 pages. $29.99.
Jones, minister for the Melbourne, Fla., Church of Christ, seeks to help people build their faith. He weaves stories of his own struggle with alcohol — and later experiences as a counselor —  with biblical insights about Christian fundamentals.
Most of the one- or two-page chapters begin with a Scripture citation, followed by a personal and often-humorous story and a spiritual or encouraging point.
SCIENCE AND RELIGION
Lynn Mitchell and Kirk Blackard. Reconciling the Bible and Science: A Primer on the Two Books of God. North Charleston, S.C.: BookSurge Publishing, 2009. 265 pages. $18.99.
 
A theologian and a lawyer present the origins and history of the science-versus-religion debate before offering an analysis of the current status of the issues and their own conclusions. 
Mitchell is a minister for the Heights Church of Christ, and Blackard attends Bering Drive Church of Christ, both in Houston. The book includes extensive references and an index.

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    My book can be ordered from me at 18 for book and 4 for shipping. I will be glad to sign it if you like. Just email me for info. [email protected]om
    Ken Jones
    Church of Christ in Melbourne FL
    West Melbourne , Florida
    USA
    May, 7 2010

    Ken Jones, I am proud to say, is a friend ofmine and this leterary effort is worthreading and sharing with friends – I have given several to friends and have not had a negative response from anyone. This book is inspiring and enlightening while being an “easy” read for daily inspriation.
    Patrick Dickinson
    Ascension Cathoilic Church
    Melbourne, FL
    USA
    May, 7 2010

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