New and Noteworthy: November 2009
Gary Holloway. You Might Be Too Busy If … Spiritual Practices for People in a Hurry. Abilene, Texas: Leafwood Press, 2009. 126 pages. $13.99
Lipscomb University professor Holloway begins with a 10-question quiz to determine who is busy enough to ponder 10 ways of dealing with a hectic life. The book outlines four basic spiritual disciplines practiced by Jesus during his most hectic times — which God can use to build contemporary Christians into peaceful, unhurried people.
Stephen Hyslop and Robin Currie. The Letter and the Scroll — What Archaeology Tell Us About the Bible. Washington, D.C.: National Geographic, 2009. 336 pages. $40.
With lavish, full-color photographs, extensive maps and brief text, the authors survey the latest archaeological finds from the Middle East that illuminate the people and places of the Bible.
From full-page photos of the Babylonian flood epic to the inscription mentioning Pilate, the volume follows the biblical outline of salvation history.
Jim Estep, David Roadcup and Gary Johnson. Answer His Call: As An Elder, Do You Sense It’s God’s Will for You to Serve? Joplin, Mo.: College Press, 2009. 110 pages. $8.99.
Designed for church elders, three Christian Church leaders offer a practical resource for the equipping of congregational leaders.
They take up the elder’s calling, conversion, qualifications, selection, governance and evaluation. They suggest that the world at its worst needs the church at her best.