New and Noteworthy: November 2008
Terry Rush. 100 percent Natural Evangelism. Tulsa, Okla.: YesWords, 2008. Set of two DVDs. $39.99. (918) 838-1621.
The minister for the Memorial Drive church in Tulsa talks about evangelism before a live audience in this four-presentation DVD set. Through Bible study and storytelling, Rush stresses that God’s power in sharing the Good News makes it completely natural. He attempts to deal with the guilt many people feel about being unevangelistic.
The set is appropriate for individual or group use.
Lee Camp. Mere Discipleship: Radical Christianity in a Rebellious World (Second Edition). Grand Rapids, Mich.: Baker Brazos Press, 2008. 266 pages. $18.99
Lipscomb University professor Camp takes up in C.S. Lewis’ style what it means to truly follow Jesus in the 21st century in light of other allegiances especially those that are nationalistic, political or economic in nature.
Often used as a college text, the updated edition adds more examples and includes extensive study and reading guides.
Steve Steele, ed. Sex Addiction in the Church: 12 Christian Men Share their Stories of Recovery. Dallas: Quarry Press, 2008. 176 pages. $12.75. (214) 327-2538
A former missionary, three ministers, two sons of ministers and several Christian college graduates, all associated with Churches of Christ, tell the story of their recovery from different forms of sexual addition, including pornography. The co-authors retain their anonymity in this volume, edited by the director of the James Ministry in suburban Dallas.
Stephen T. Beers, ed. The Soul of a Christian University — A Field Guide for Educators. Abilene, Texas: ACU Press, 2008. 208 pages. $18.95
Sixteen experienced Christian college educators, including Darryl Tippens of Pepperdine University, present both the theory and practice of integrating faith and learning. Leaders and faculty at any Christian school will appreciate how the volume surveys the history and purposes of Christian education — with a special focus on a new generation of students and the culture in which they live.