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

Month: June 2021 (Page 1 of 3)

Movie shoot and Canada Day at Alloway Library

Please note that on Wednesday June 30 and Friday July 2, Alloway Library will be used as a film location.  We will be open as usual, but there may be some disruption from time to time and some areas of the main floor may be unavailable for use.

Alloway Library will be closed Thursday, July 1 for Canada Day

New Titles Tuesday, June 29

Here’s a list of recently acquired titles added to our catalogue.

 Authentic discipleship /Edward Michael Gross. The book is helpful in 2 ways. A. The believer can and will grow spiritually by taking on the sessions, 1 at a time, to learn what it means to follow Jesus. B. It’s a guide to help a disciple-maker take a disciple through it step-by-step, so that they fulfill stages of follow-up and beginning discipleship.

Babylon’s cap: reflections on the book of Revelation /Michael J.H. Godfrey; with a foreward by Bruce W. Wilson

 Barth’s doctrine of creation: creation, nature, Jesus, and the Trinity /Andrew K. Gabriel. Gabriel introduces and clarifies Barth’s doctrine of creation by outlining its contours and evaluating three prominent critiques of Barth–critiques that focus on questions regarding the place of nature, the Trinity, Jesus, and history in his doctrine. Gabriel finds value in these critiques, while also identifying ways in which Barth’s theology sometimes adequately addresses them. Through this, Gabriel mines insights from Barth that can contribute to a theology of nature or ecological theology and a Trinitarian theology of creation.

 Ecclesiastes /Julie Ann Duncan. An up-to-date, readable commentary on the book of Ecclesiastes, illustrating its relevance for modern readers.

Emerging leadership in the Pauline mission: a social identity perspective on local leadership development in Corinth and Ephesus /Jack Barentsen ; with a foreword by Philip Francis Esler.

 Fundamentalism and gender: Scripture-body-community /edited by Ulrike Auga, Christina von Braun, Claudia Bruns, and Jana Husmann.  This anthology addresses the topic of “fundamentalism and gender” from inter- and trans-disciplinary perspectives. By referring to three major themes–“Literalism, Religion, and Science,” “Nation, State, and Community,” and “Body, Life, and Biopolitics”–the book focuses on the analytical diversification of the term “fundamentalism” and on intersections between religion, gender, sexuality, race, and nation.

 Handbook of biblical criticism /Richard N. Soulen and R. Kendall Soulen. Handbook of Biblical Criticism is designed to be a starting point for understanding the vast array of methods, approaches and technical terms employed in this field. Updates in this edition also include an expanded dictionary of terms, phrases, names, and frequently used abbreviations, as well as a bibliography that includes the most up-to-date date publications.

 Hermeneutical theology and the imperative of public ethics: confessing Christ in post-colonial world Christianity /Paul S. Chung ; foreword by Craig L. Nessan. This book makes a groundbreaking attempt to propose public ethical theology within a linguistic-creational-emancipatory framework by conceptualizing a theological discourse of God, humanity, and the world for comparative religious ethics in the face of the postcolonial challenge and voice of world Christianity.

 Jesus unleashed: Luke’s gospel for emerging Christians /Ron ClarkLuke seemed to rewrite the story of Jesus similar to ancient epics of the history of a nation, a movement, and the tale of a hero. Jesus and the church emerged in occupied Judea, a nation that was not only oppressed but was in exile. Occupied Judea, however, struggled for power and honor and in turn, for marginalized people who needed God. Jesus, the epic hero, journeyed to earth and Jerusalem to free those on the margins of society. This epic story lives on today in a church that also has heard the story of Jesus, but has forgotten that the friend of sinners calls Christians to also reach those who are marginalized by our occupied culture.

 Mirror for the soul: a Christian guide to the Enneagram /Alice Fryling. In this helpful guide, spiritual director and Enneagram teacher Fryling offers an introduction to each number of the Enneagram, with questions and meditations to lead you into deeper self-awareness and reveal how you can experience God’s love more abundantly.

Missional discipleship after Christendom /Andrew Hardy & Dan Yarnell This book offers stimulating historical, biblical, and theological reflections on discipleship and considers some of the possibilities and opportunities afforded to us by our post-Christian context. Missional discipleship allows the missio Dei to shape us in our engagement our practices and sustain us in the lifelong journey of becoming and developing disciples that follow Jesus today.

 Moving on in ministry: discernment for times of transition and change /edited by Tim Ling.

Multiply: disciples making disciples /Francis Chan. Multiply is not just a book. It is a movement. Each of the twenty-four sessions in the book corresponds with an online video at featuring Francis Chan with New York Times bestselling author David Platt.

 New Native American drama: three plays /by Hanay Geiogamah ; introd. by Jeffrey Huntsman. A compelling set of plays told from a Native American viewpoint. Plays give a glimpse into the reality of Native American life.

 Norming the abnormal: the development and function of the doctrine of initial evidence in classical Pentecostalism /Aaron T. Friesen ; foreword by Steve Overman.  This work charts the development of the doctrine of the Baptism in the Holy Spirit from a small community in the Midwest to become a norm for Pentecostal identity and a hallmark of Pentecostal experience around the world. Then, through an empirical study of ministers in three Pentecostal denominations, the work explores the current beliefs of practices of Pentecostals regarding the doctrine of initial evidence in order to form some conclusions and proposals about the future of the doctrine among classical Pentecostals.

 Ontology and ethics: Bonhoeffer and contemporary scholarship /edited by Adam C. Clark and Michael Mawson ; foreword by Clifford J. Green. By engaging the breadth of his academic and pastoral writings, these essays retrieve Bonhoeffer’s theology for a contemporary audience. They do so by critically clarifying and extending key concepts developed by Bonhoeffer across his corpus and in dialogue with Hegel, Heidegger, Dilthey, Barth, and others. They also create dialogues between Bonhoeffer and more recent figures like Levinas, Agamben, Foucault, and Lacoste. Finally, they take up pressing, contemporary ethical issues such as globalization, managerialism, and racism.

 Plays one /Frank McGuinness ; introduced by the author. This first collection by Frank McGuinness contains plays from the 1980s, including his major work of that decade, Observe the Sons of Ulster Marching Towards the Somme, a powerful and profoundly moving study of a group of Ulster Protestant volunteers in the Great War. The book also contains Carthaginians, set in a Derry graveyard in the aftermath of the Bloody Sunday killings, Innocence, McGuinness’s vigorous drama based on the life of Caravaggio, The Factory Girls and Baglady.

 Plays one /Marina Carr ; introduced by the author. This collection of plays from Marina Carr presents a variety of themes, articulating deep-seated woes and resentments, exposing the sexism of language and religious imagery, in these original dramatic works.

Plays: one /Tom Murphy ; with an introduction by the author. FAMINE. A play portraying the great Irish famine and emigration policy in the 1840s. THE PATRIOT GAME. A group of young actors meet to discuss the presentation of a play about the Easter Rising of 1916. THE BLUE MACUSHLA. This play is set in a nightclub in the Republic of Ireland during the 1970s when the politics of The Troubles were spilling over into the South.

 Reading the Good Book well: a guide to biblical interpretation /Jerry Camery-Hoggatt. A delightful and engaging entry into understanding how to read and interpret the Bible.

Recapturing the wonder: transcendent faith in a disenchanted world /Mike Cosper. Cosper has discovered disciplines that awaken the possibility of living in an enchanted world. With thoughtful practices woven throughout, this book will feed your soul and help you recapture the wonder of your Christian walk.

 Reimagining discipleship: loving the local community /Robert Cotton. Following an encounter with an African bishop, who believed all who lived in his diocese (and not only congregations and clergy) should be loved and cared for,Cotton became convinced that Christian disciples in his country need to be assured that they have something vital to communicate to the well-being of their local communities.

 Seven plays /Michel de Ghelderode ; translated and with an introduction by George Hauger.

 The Beatitudes through the ages /Rebekah Eklund. In this book, Eklund explores how the Beatitudes have affected readers across differing eras and contexts. From Matthew and Luke in the first century, to Martin Luther King Jr. and Billy Graham in the twentieth, Eklund considers how men and women have understood and applied the Beatitudes to their own lives through the ages. Reading in the company of past readers helps us see how rich and multifaceted the Beatitudes truly are, illuminating what they might mean for us today.

 The Bible and digital millennials /David G. Ford, Joshua L. Mann, and Peter M. Phillips. The Bible and Digital Millennials explores the place of the Bible in the lives of 18 to 35 year-olds who have been born into the digital age. Drawing on contemporary in-depth surveys, this study unpacks digital millennials’ stance towards, use of and engagement with the Bible in both offline and online settings. The book features results from a nationally representative survey of 2,000 young British people specifically commissioned for this project. The data is also compared with the findings of others, including a poll of 850 British Bible-centric Christians and recent Bible engagement surveys from the USA.

 The biblical “one flesh” theology of marriage as constituted in Genesis 2:24: an exegetical study of this human-divine covenant pattern, its New Testament echoes, and its reception history throughout Scripture focusing on the spiritual impact of sexuality /René Gehring. This book provides a thorough study of the sole biblical foundation of marriage as given in the short description of Genesis 2:24:’For this reason a man shall leave his father and his mother, and be joined to his wife; and they shall become one flesh.’All the other biblical texts dealing with marriage are traced back to this basis that was declared as the original ideal by Jesus even in the times of the New Testament and the emerging Christian church. Thoughts about crucial questions concerning marriage, divorce, remarriage, and even what we might expect of marriage in the world to come are thus presented in the light shining forth from the first pages of the Scriptures.

The magistrate ; The schoolmistress ; The second Mrs. Tanqueray ; Trelawny of the “Wells” /Arthur Wing Pinero ; edited with an introduction by J.S. Bratton ; general editor, Michael Cordner ;

The small college imperative: models for sustainable futures /Mary B. Marcy ; foreword by Richard Ekman. This book offers five emerging models for how small colleges can hope to survive and thrive in these very challenging times: Traditional; Integrative; Distinctive Program; Expansion, and Distributed. In addition to offering practical guidance for colleges trying to decide which model is for them, the book includes brief institutional profiles of colleges pursuing each model. The book also addresses the evolving role of consortia and partnerships as an avenue to provide additional innovative ways to manage cost and develop new opportunities and programs while maintaining fidelity to mission and strategic vision.

 The Spirit over the earth: Pneumatology in the Majority World /edited by Gene L. Green, Stephen T. Pardue, K.K. Yeo. The contributors to this volume reflect deeply on the role of the Holy Spirit in both the church and the world in dialogue with their respective contexts and cultures. Taking African, Asian, and Latin American cultural contexts into account gives rise to fresh questions and insights regarding the Spirit’s work as witnessed in the world and demonstrates how the theological heritage of the West is not adequate alone to address the theological necessities of communities worldwide.

The way to keep him & five other plays /edited by John Pike Emery.

 This is my body: hearing the theology of transgender Christians /edited by Christina Beardsley and Michelle O’Brien. This Is My Body offers a grounded reflection on people’s experience of gender dissonance that involves negotiating the boundaries between one’s identity and religious faith, as well as a review of the most up-to-date theological, cultural and scientific literature. The book has been compiled and edited by Christina Beardsley, a priest and hospital chaplain, writer and activist for trans inclusion in the Church, and Michelle O’Brien, who has been involved in advocacy, research, lecturing and writing about intersex and trans issues. It includes contributions from many people associated with the Sibyls, the UK-based confidential spirituality group for transgender people and their allies.

 This present triumph: an investigation into the significance of the promise of a new Exodus of Israel in the letter to the Ephesians /Richard M. Cozart.

Transformative worship: changing lives through religious experience /Laurene Beth Bowers. The author explores what happens during worship to provide a transformative experience and identifies which forms of worship are most conducive to this.

 Treating trauma in Christian counseling /edited by Heather Davediuk Gingrich, Fred C. Gingrich. Heather and Fred Gingrich have extensive experience treating trauma. In this edited volume they have brought together key essays representing the latest psychological research on trauma from a Christian integration perspective.

 Under the oak tree: the Church as community of conversation in a conflicted and pluralistic world /edited by Ronald J. Allen, John S. McClure, O. Wesley Allen, Jr.  Under the Oak Tree employs the image of Sarah and Abraham greeting three visitors under the Oaks of Mamre as an image for the church as a community of conversation, a community that opens itself to the otherness of the Bible, voices in history and tradition, others in the contemporary social and ecological worlds. Furthermore, the book shows how conversation can lead the church to action. The book takes a practical approach by exploring how conversation can shape key parts of the church’s life. T

Livestream this Saturday’s chime concert

You will be able to hear (and see) our our Chime Concert in  Celebration of the 200th Anniversary of the Ellacombe Apparatus for Playing Bells starting at 11:45 AM Pacific Daylight time on June 26

We’ll stream from both  our Instagram page and  The Ellacombe Chimes Bicentennial 2021  FaceBook page and  make them available for post-event  viewing  after the concert – watch here for more details.

For more information about Ellacombe and the Bicentennial of his apparatus view this PDF.



NEW Curriculum Resource Titles, June 24

Check out NEW Curriculum Resource titles in TWU’s Curriculum Resource Centre (CRC).

This specialized education resource library serves Trinity’s School of Education and local educators, and it provides a variety of resources for curriculum planning, research and teaching (including curriculum guides), teacher’s resources, and K-12 student resources.

Click on the link for more information. Learn how to place a Hold though our Contactless Holds Pickup.

Forgiveness: A Gift from my Grandparents by Mark Sakamoto
(Interest Level: Grades 9-12)
A memoir about the author’s family experiences as Japanese internees during World War II in Canada. Forgiveness intertwines the compelling stories of Ralph MacLean and the Sakamotos as the war rips their lives and their humanity out of their grasp. But somehow, despite facing such enormous transgressions against them, the two families learned to forgive

Let’s Talk About Body Boundaries, Consent & Respect: teach children about body ownership, respect, feelings, choices and recognizing bullying behaviours by Jayneen Sanders and illustrated by Sarah Jennings
(Interest Level: Kindergarden-4)
This book explores body boundaries, consent and respect concepts with children in a child-friendly and easily-understood manner, providing familiar scenarios for children to engage with and discuss. It is important that the reader and the child take the time required to unpack each scenario and explore what they mean both to the character in the book, who may not be respecting someone’s body boundary, and to the character who is being disrespected. 

Life in the Boreal Forest by Brenda Z. Guiberson and paintings by Gennady Spirin
(Interest Level: Kindergarden-4)
This non-fiction book shows the importance of the great northern forest―the boreal forest―that is home to a unique ecosystem of animals and plants. The boreal forest covers one-third of the earth’s total forest area and is home to so many birds that it is known as “North America’s bird nursery.” The forest is a treasure trove of riches, but it’s threatened by increased human development and climate changes. This gorgeous book teaches readers about the boreal forest and reminds them that it’s up to us to make sure the beauty and bounty survive.

The Polar Bear by Jenni Desmond
(Interest Level: Kindergarden-3)
This illustrated non-fiction book showcases the the polar bear, their bodies, habits, and habitats. Working in a painterly, expressive way, Jenni Desmond creates landscapes and creatures that are marked by atmosphere and emotion, telling a story about bears that engages the reader’s interest in amazing facts as well as their deep sense of wonder.

The Queen’s Shadow: A Story About How Animals See by Cybèle Young
(Interest Level: Grades 2-5)
This book interweaves the science of animal eyesight into a clever whodunit involving a haughty queen. It is during the Queen’s Ball, at which “society’s most important nobility” are in attendance (all of whom are animals), that a “major crime has been committed”: the queen’s shadow has been stolen! Mantis Shrimp, the Royal Detective, takes the lead in the investigation to find the perpetrator, and one by one the animal suspects defend their innocence.

Six Dots: A Story of Young Louis Braille by Jen Bryant and illustrated by Boris Kulikov
(Interest Level: Kindergarden-3)
An inspiring picture-book biography of Louis Braille—a blind boy so determined to read that he invented his own alphabet. Louis Braille was just five years old when he lost his sight. He was a clever boy, determined to live like everyone else, and what he wanted more than anything was to be able to read.

Towers Falling by Jewell Parker Rhodes
(Interest Level: Grades 5-9)
This novel is set fifteen years after the 9/11 attacks in a classroom of students who cannot remember the event but live through the aftermath of its cultural shift. When her fifth-grade teacher hints that a series of lessons about home and community will culminate with one big answer about two tall towers once visible outside their classroom window, Dèja can’t help but feel confused. She sets off on a journey of discovery, with new friends Ben and Sabeen by her side. But just as she gets closer to answering big questions about who she is, what America means, and how communities can grow (and heal), she uncovers new questions, too.

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