New and Noteworthy – November 2013
Jeffrey Arthurs. Devote Yourself to the Public Reading of Scripture: The Transforming Power of the Well-Spoken Word.
Grand Rapids, Mich.: Kregel Publications, 2012. 144 pages, $19.99.
Arthurs, a preaching and communications professor, advocates for the Bible to be read in greater quantity and quality — in worship services, classes, weddings, funerals and anywhere else Scripture is read publicly. The book provides instruction for effectively reading Scripture aloud. An included DVD demonstrates the techniques.
Shannon Huffman Polson. North of Hope: A Daughter’s Arctic Journey.
Grand Rapids, Mich.: Zondervan, 2013. 256 pages, $16.99.
After her father and stepmother were killed in a bear attack on an Alaska camping trip, Polson, a former Army pilot, treks up an Arctic river to visit the site of their death.
In this book, her first, she shares the story of her grief, healing and strengthened faith as she travels from the suburbs of Seattle to a concert hall where she sings Mozart’s Requiem and to the remote wilderness of Alaska.