News and activities at Norma Marion Alloway Library, Trinity Western University

Month: April 2019 (Page 1 of 3)

New Titles Tuesday, April 30

In the past week 10 titles added to the library’s collection; below is a sample. Click on a link for more information.

Bullying in the churches /Stephen Finlan.
Do bullies have free rein in our churches? Who are the bullies? What is scapegoating? Is it possible to practice the mercy and forgiveness demanded by Gospel ethics while also protecting people from emotional and professional damage? These are some of the questions that this book seeks to answer, looking for an ethic of behavior that is both spiritually valid and psychologically wise.

The Crusades : a reader /edited by by S.J. Allen and Emilie Amt.
Building upon the first book, the second edition features an intriguing new chapter on perceptions of the Crusades in the modern period, from David Hume and William Wordsworth to World War I political cartoons and crusading rhetoric circulating after 9/11.

Heaven, Hell, … and Purgatory? /edited by Michael Root & James J. Buckley.
What is our destiny? What are we promised? Will anyone finally be left out of God’s intentions to bless humanity? What sort of transformation will be needed to enter the presence of God? These questions are addressed through scripture, reason, and church teaching.

The house of Islam : a global history /Ed Husain.
Today, Islam is to many in the West an alien force, with Muslims held in suspicion. This book addresses key questions and points of disconnection and explores the events and issues that have come from and contributed to the broadening gulf between Islam and the West.

Introducing logic and critical thinking : the skills of reasoning and the virtues of inquiry /T. Ryan Byerly.
This book introduces readers to both formal logic and to the virtues of intellectual inquiry. Further, the book includes helpful pedagogical features such as practice exercises and a concluding summary with definitions of key concepts for each chapter.

Introduction to global missions /Zane Pratt, Jeff K. Walters, and M. David Sills.
The study of missiology demands the effective application of biblical studies, theology, and history. This text brings the rich heritage of evangelical missiology founded on conservative theology to a twenty-first century audience passionate for the proclaim.

The Spanish Inquisition : a historical revision /Henry Kamen.
An updated edition of the classic survey of the Spanish Inquisition, the author incorporates the latest research in multiple languages to offer a new and thought provoking view of this fascinating period. The author sets the Christian tribunal into the broader context of Islamic and Jewish culture in the Mediterranean, reassesses its consequences for Jewish culture, measures its impact on Spain’s intellectual life, and rebuts a variety of myths and exaggerations that have distorted understandings of the Inquisition.

New Titles Tuesday, April 23

In the past week 182 titles added to the library’s collection, below is just a sample. Click on a link for more information.

The aliens among us : how invasive species are transforming the planet–and ourselves /Leslie Anthony.
This book examines the growing issue of invasive plants, animals, and microbes around the globe with a focus on the scientific issues and ecological, health, and other challenges. The author leads readers on adventures physical and philosophical as he explores how and why invasive species are hijacking ecosystems around the globe.

Blockchain and the law : the rule of code /Primavera De Filippi and Aaron Wright.
This book acknowledges the potential the blockchain technology may have on governance, by supporting new organizational structures that promote more democratic and participatory decision making. The authors argue that this technology cannot be harnessed productively without new rules and new approaches to legal thinking.

Children’s literature and imaginative geography /Aïda Hudson, editor.
This ebook provides a new geographical perspective on children’s literature by exploring the imaginative geography of a wide range of places, from those of Indigenous myth to the fantasy worlds of Middle-earth, Earthsea, or Pacificus, from the semi-fantastic Wild Wood to real-world places like Canada’s North, Chicago’s World Fair, or the modern urban garden.

Hot Protestants : a history of Puritanism in England and America /Michael P. Winship.
Shedding new light on puritans, this book delineates puritanism’s triumphs and tribulations and shows how the puritan project of creating reformed churches working closely with intolerant godly governments evolved and broke down over time in response to changing geographical, political, and religious exigencies.

Indigenous peoples’ cultural heritage:  rights, debates and challenges /edited by Alexandra Xanthaki.
This book aims to explain important information on Indigenous cultural heritage has remained unexplored or has not been adequately linked with specific actors (such as WIPO) or specific issues (such as free, prior and informed consent). Perspectives from Indigenous leaders, experts in social sciences, and human rights scholars speak about Indigenous issues from a conference that was organized by the High Commissioner for Human Rights.

Kierkegaard’s God and the good life /edited by Stephen Minister, J. Aaron Simmons, and Michael Strawser.
This book focuses on faith and love, two central topics in Kierkegaard’s writings, to grapple with complex questions at the intersection of religion and ethics. The Authors show how Kierkegaard continues to be an important resource for understandings of religious existence, public discourse, social life, and how to live virtuously.

The lost world of the Israelite conquest : covenant, retribution, and the fate of the Canaanites /John H. Walton and J. Harvey Walton.
This book provides new insights on the issues that the Old Testament poses for our modern age. The authors take readers on an archeological dig, excavating the layers of translation and interpretation that over time have encrusted these texts and our perceptions.

Meet Generation Z : understanding and reaching the new post-Christian world /James Emery White.
Generation Z is the first truly post-Christian generation, and they are poised to challenge every church to rethink its role in light of a rapidly changing culture. This book explains who this generation is, how it came to be, and the impact it is likely to have on the nation and the faith. The author helps readers rethink evangelistic and apologetic methods, cultivate a culture of invitation, and communicate with this connected generation where they are.

Policy Learning from Canada : reforming Scandinavian immigration and integration policies /Trygve Ugland.
Focusing on the three Scandinavian countries, Denmark, Norway, and Sweden, this book is a systematic study of the international relevance of the Canadian immigration and integration policy model. The author critically examines public documents to reveal how the Canadian immigration model has shaped the reform process in Scandinavia.

Religion in museums : global and multidisciplinary perspectives /edited by Gretchen Buggeln, Crispin Paine, and S. Brent Plate.
Bringing together scholars and practitioners from North America, Europe, Russia, and Australia, this pioneering volume provides a global survey of how museums address religion and charts a course for future research and interpretation.

The way of the teacher : a path for personal growth and professional fulfillment /Sandra Finney and Jane Thurgood Sagal.
This comprehensive resource supports the full range of personal qualities needed for teachers to create safe and caring classrooms and develop an authentic presence. This book is suitable for a broad audience including new and experienced teachers, pre-service teachers and university and college faculty in education programs as well teacher book clubs and school staffs.

10 questions about prayer every Christian must answer /Alex McFarland & Elmer Towns.
This book explores the link between Christian apologetics and prayer. The authors, with extensive pastoral and academic experience, respond to common objections and questions about prayer, offering biblically informed, well-reasoned answers. This resource will encourage Christian readers in their faith and provide them with help when encountering Christianity’s critics.

New Titles Tuesday, April 16

In the past week 19 titles added to the library’s collection, below is just a sample. Click on a link for more information.

Academic writing and dyslexia : a visual guide to writing at university /Adrian J. Wallbank.
This book presents a unique visual approach to academic writing and composition specifically tailored to the needs of dyslexic students in higher education.

The Dead Sea scrolls : Hebrew, Aramaic, and Greek texts with English translations /edited by James H. Charlesworth with F.M. Cross.
Forty-four scholars from Canada, Germany, Israel, the United States, and other countries serve as subeditors in this critical text and English translation of the Dead Sea Scrolls.

Demarginalizing voices : commitment, emotion, and action in qualitative research /edited by Jennifer M. Kilty, Maritza Felices-Luna, and Sheryl C. Fabian.
This book focuses on scholar’s personal stories about their research with Aboriginal peoples, sex workers, the dead and dying, women and men in prison, women and men released from prison, and the homeless and the hospitalized. A must read for those interested in qualitative research.

Figure drawing : design and invention /Michael Hampton.
This practical book emphasizes a simplified understanding of surface anatomy, in order to clarify the mechanics of the figure, facilitate invention, and ultimately create a skill-set that can be successfully applied to other media.

Gender in cross-cultural perspective /edited by Caroline B. Brettell and Carolyn F. Sargent.
This volume introduces anthropological approaches to and perspectives on gender. It combines theoretically and ethnographically based essays in order to examine gender roles and ideology around the world.

Hired! : the job-hunting/career-planning guide /Michael Stebleton.
A practical, life-career planning guide for students in developing an ongoing, flexible portfolio of information about themselves and work in order to prepare them for an ever-changing world. The workbook approach and step-by-step exercises will keep students focused on the critical issues–self-developed goals, action plans, and execution of those plans.

Indigenous peoples atlas of Canada =Atlas des peuples autochtones du Canada.
The Royal Canadian Geographical Society, in partnership with Canada’s national Indigenous organizations, has created a groundbreaking four-volume atlas that shares the experiences, perspectives, and histories of First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples. The series explores themes of language, demographics, economy, environment and culture, with in-depth coverage of treaties and residential schools, these are stories of Canada’s Indigenous Peoples, told in detailed maps and rich narratives.

Introduction to health informatics : a Canadian perspective /Christo El Morr.
This textbook unpacks health informatics from a uniquely Canadian perspective. The author identifies how health informatics influences and affects a range of Canadian healthcare stakeholders including populations, patients, doctors, nurses, managers, clinicians, and government.

Schools as communities : educational leadership, relationships, and the eternal value of Christian schooling / James L. Drexler.
This book blends together a crisscrossing of ideas and references pertinent to educational leadership and philosophical underpinnings within Christian schools. The author seeks to integrate relevant educational/leadership theory and research into their writings while providing a biblical perspective to the theories and practices espoused.

A short course in teaching reading : practical techniques for building reading power /Beatrice S. Mikulecky.
This revision of the classical practical handbook “A Short Course in Teaching Reading Skills” combines reading theory with practical classroom application. An invaluable resource to the reading teacher, teacher-in-training, or administrator who wants to stress quality reading comprehension instruction.


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