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New and Noteworthy – March 2008

A sequel to Like a Shepherd Lead Us, this volume for church leaders features two essays on theology, two chapters focused on issues faced by elders and three offerings on pastoral practice.
Designed for leadership retreats, weekly group sessions or private study, the book includes contributions by nine authors.


Cottrell, professor at Cincinnati Christian University, begins with the person of the Holy Spirit, explores his work in both testaments and then turns to the role of the Spirit before, during and after conversion.
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The final chapter argues for cessationism. The book has extensive bibliography and an index.


A primer on adoption, this volume covers a wide spectrum of issues including expenses involved in adoption, responses from extended family, behavioral issues and racial prejudices. Christianson, a writer and adoptive mother, includes biblical reflection and information about the constantly changing adoption scene.


Jeremiah A. Morris, Able to Instruct One Another — Tracing the Roots and Fruits of Mutual Edification in the Church of Christ. Lee’s Summit, Mo.: Morris Publishing, 2007. ISBN: 13: 978-0-9795718-0-0. 108 pages.
Morris represents congregations that do not employ a minister but instead use men within the church to preach and teach. This volume unfolds the historical and biblical roots of what is often called “mutual edification.” Morris advocates the position and traces its historical development in the Stone-Campbell movement.

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