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

Month: December 2019 (Page 1 of 2)

Christmas Closure – Dec 25 to Jan 1

Just a friendly reminder that the Norma Marion Alloway Library and Learning Commons will be closed from noon on December 24 till January 1.

Please note our holiday hours in the New Year:

  • January 2 to 3 – 8:00 am to 4:30 pm
  • January 6  – 8:00 am to 4:30 pm

Regular hours resume on January 7th.

For the hours of the  Library, please visit:

Have a blessed and safe Christmas holiday and a wonderful New Year celebrating with family and friends!

New Titles Tuesday, December 24

In the past week 112 titles were added to the library’s collection; below is a sample. Click on the link for more information.

Christianity and pluralism /Ron Dart & J.I. Packer.
This title is a collection of concise yet thoughtful essays by J. I. Packer and Ron Dart, interacting with and responding to the four traditional models used to answer the existence of multiple faiths (exclusive, inclusive, pluralist, and syncretist), but focusing particularly that form of syncretism which claims that all faiths find commonality through their mystical traditions.

Circles of sisterhood: a history of mission, service, and fellowship in Mennonite women’s organizations /Anita Hooley Yoder.
This title paints with both broad and subtle strokes the one-hundred-year history of an organization that nurtures local church women’s groups and connects Mennonite women across the world

God’s country: faith, hope, and the future of the rural church /Brad Roth; foreword by Leonard Sweet.
This title offers a sturdy theological and practical alternative to church-growth strategies that rely on success stories and flashy metrics. The author focuses on the learning how to praise, abide, watch, pray, grow, work the edges, die, befriend, and dream.

To heal and not to hurt: a fresh approach to safeguarding in Church /Rosie Harper.
This title presents 15 narrative examples and examines the deep institutional roots of the abusive attitudes that caused them and the Church’s often equally damaging responses. It concludes with the suggestion of a calm, reasoned, and practical basis on which the Church could shape a more adequate and sustainable policy of prevention and response.

Letters to young scholars /William Carey Ringenberg: foreword by Jay Kesler.
This second volume is designed primarily for college students, advanced high school students, and church and parachurch study groups on spiritual development.

Meander, spiral, explode: design and pattern in narrative /Jane Alison.
This title focuses on the craft of writing by demonstrating that the best stories follow patterns in nature.

Puzzling passages in Paul: forty conundrums calmly considered /Anthony Thiselton.
This title examines forty puzzling passages from Paul’s epistles. The author considers the various scholarly proposals about their meaning and offers their own reflections in the hope of dispersing fog and shedding light, and of expounding a coherent and self-consistent Paul.

The Reformation and the irrepressible word of God: interpretation, theology, and practice /edited by Scott M. Manetsch.
This title brings together the reflections of church historians and theologians originally delivered at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School on the occasion of the 500th anniversary of the Reformation.

The strength of her witness: Jesus Christ in the global voices of women /edited by Elizabeth A. Johnson.
This text is composed of essays, from around the world, that reveal the ways that women have reflected on and borne witness to the person, teaching, and praxis of Jesus Christ in light of their own varied contexts (poverty, racism, and violence). Their experience of being female in male-dominated structures in the church and society; and their commitment to promote justice in view of the human dignity of women, all done in tandem with their faith relationship with the living God.

Christmas Holiday Hours

Christmas Holiday Hours for the Norma Marion Alloway Library and Learning Commons:

December 16 to 23 – 8:00 am to 4:30 pm
December 24 – 8:00 am to 12:00 pm
CLOSED December 25 to January 1
January 2 to 3 – 8:00 am to 4:30 pm
January 6  – 8:00 am to 4:30 pm

Regular hours return on January 7th

For the hours of the  Library, please visit:

Have a blessed and safe Christmas holiday celebrating with family and friends!

New Titles Tuesday, December 17

In the past week 269 titles were added to the library’s collection; below is a sample. Click on the link for more information.

Daring to share: multi-denominational congregations in the United States and Canada /Sandra Beardsall, Mitzi J. Budde, William P. McDonald.
This title tells the stories of multi-denominational congregations, investigates their practices, and proposes a fresh vision of church for the twenty-first century.

Finding favor: God’s blessings beyond health, wealth, and happiness /Brian Jones.
Deep down everyone wants God’s best for their lives―also known as God’s favor. The author weaves together stories and Scripture to help readers find God’s favor in their own lives.

Homeland insecurity: a hip hop missiology for the post-Civil Rights context /Daniel White Hodge.
This title explores the contours of post–civil rights contexts and focuses on Hip Hop theology as a framework for radical engagement of emerging adult populations. The author critiques the impaired missiology of imperialist and white supremacist approaches to modern, urban short-term missions.

A lens of love: reading the Bible in its world for our world /Jonathan L. Walton.
This title aims to assist Christians to read and interpret the Bible morally and confidently as they engage society’s pressing issues. The author provides interpretive tools to help understand the context of the Scriptures to engage the richness of the Bible.

Living gently in a violent world: the prophetic witness of weakness /Stanley Hauerwas.
This title explores the contours of a countercultural community that embodies a different way of being and witnesses to a new order, one marked by radical forms of gentleness, peacemaking, and faithfulness.

Now that you’re a youth leader: how to handle the challenging yet rewarding first years of youth ministry /Jeremy Steele.
This title answers real questions posed by beginning youth ministers and addresses all the nuts-and-bolts of everything from counseling a teen to preparing a budget.

Spiritual care for allied health practice: a person-centered approach /edited by Lindsay B. Carey, PhD and Bernice Mathisen, PhD;   foreword by Harold G. Koenig, RN, MD.
This textbook explains why it is so important for any allied health professional (AHP) to be involved in, or assist with, the provision of spiritual care for patients and how to do so. Each chapter addresses a specific field of allied health practice.

Training preachers: a guide to teaching homiletics /edited by S.M. Gibson.
This title shows teachers of homiletics how to educate preachers to skillfully and effectively present God’s word to their congregations.

Transforming: the Bible and the lives of transgender Christians /Austen Hartke.
This title provides access into an underrepresented and misunderstood community and will change the way readers think about transgender people, faith, and the future of Christianity.

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