New and noteworthy – May 2007
Briscoe, Jill. Eight Choices that Create a Love that Lasts. West Monroe, La.: Howard/Simon Schuster, 2007. ISBN 1-58229-664-2; 235 pages; $14.99; 800-858-4109
Using the “Love Chapter” as a guide and Jesus as an illustration, Briscoe’s eight chapters emphasize the choice to love even in situations when love “runs out.”
“As you read this book, my prayer is that you will find the keys to a love that works and lasts,” writes Briscoe. “A love that fulfills your life and your dreams in ways beyond your wildest imagings.”
Each chapter includes questions for reflection, a prayer section and a section of practical advice called “Living it Out.”
Briscoe is executive editor of Just Between Us magazine and serves on the board of World Relief and Christianity Today Inc.
Holloway, Gary. Hebrews and James: Brother Jesus. Abilene, Texas: Leafwood, 2007 . ISBN 978-0-89112-505-1; 111 pages; $10.99; (877) 816-4455
This is the ninth and latest release in the “Meditative Commentary” series, which is based on strategies for “holy reading” practices aimed at a deeper and more fulfilling way of Bible study, according to editors.
The series includes volumes by Earl Lavender, missions professor at Lipscomb University, and by Holloway, Bible professor at Lipscomb.
Volumes by Lavender are Acts and Luke. Other volumes by Holloway cover Matthew, Romans/Galatians, and Thessalonians/Timothy/Titus. The editors write, “Listening, meditation, prayer, contemplation. How does this commentary fit into this way of Bible study? Consider it as a conversation partner. “ The volumes break Scripture into short daily readings.
Arterburn, Stephen and Jim Burns. How to Talk to Your Kids About Drugs. Eugene, Ore.: Harvest House, 2007. ISBN 0-7369-2010-2; 276 pages; $12.99.
Seeking to help parents “drug proof” their children, these authors begin with misconceptions about drug use and how kids become addicts.
They write, “Denial is deadly…and must be overcome. The stigma of a drug problem in the family is never as great as the pain of a death due to drug overdose or some other drug-related incident.”
The chapters include a plan for drug-proofing children and a discussion of the scope of the alcohol and drug problems in the U.S. A discussion guide, game and other resources are included in the appendices. Arterburn is the author of the Every Man series and founded New Life Ministries.