Here is a selection of titles recenlty added to the collection and ready for use

 A lay preacher’s guide: how to craft a faithful sermon /Karoline M. Lewis In this go-to resource for lay preachers, Lewis lays out in a concise and clear format the steps to preaching a faithful sermon, a process that can be immediately applied to weekly sermon preparation.

 A new heaven: death, human destiny, and the kingdom of God /Harvey Cox. A survey of theological, cultural, and historical perspectives on heaven, the afterlife, and the kingdom of God

 Above the fold: a personal history of the Toronto Star /John Honderich. A remarkable memoir and journalistic history of the Toronto Star, the newspaper that has shaped and continues to shape the issues most important to Canadians. Above the Fold gives an on-the-ground account of how the Star, once known primarily for its tabloid sensationalism and screaming headlines, transformed into a bastion of journalistic quality that routinely wins the industry’s highest honours and accolades. Honderich writes about the paper he loved and the challenges it faced over the years, including crippling strikes, boardroom battles, soaring egos, the vicious newspaper wars with various competitors, and, most recently, the shift away from print. Above the Fold is a personal history of one of the most storied and successful newspapers of our time, told through the lives of the father and son who ran it for close to half-a-century.

 Across the spectrum: understanding issues in evangelical theology /Gregory A. Boyd and Paul R. Eddy. This accessible yet comprehensive primer helps readers understand the breadth of viewpoints on major issues in evangelical theology. Now updated and revised throughout.

 Anselm: the complete treatises : with selected letters and prayers and the Meditation on human redemption /edited and translated by Thomas Williams. An annotated translation, by a distinguished translator and scholar of medieval philosophy, of the complete treatises of Anselm of Canterbury, with selected letters and prayers. A bibliography and index included.

 Black lives matter to Jesus: the salvation of Black life and all life in Luke and Acts /Marcus Jerkins This work attempts to undermine Christian racism that has deemed Black skin inherently problematic, showing that the destruction of racism is at the heart of the gospel of Jesus.

 Church doctrine & the Bible: theology in ancient context /David Instone-Brewer. Instone-Brewer applies his expertise in first-century backgrounds and culture to popular Christian doctrines. Peeling away thousands of years of theological development reveals how the Bible’s original hearers would have understood these doctrines and helps us resolve some of our doctrinal disputes and misunderstandings. Through this process, Instone-Brewer answers the question, is this doctrine biblical?

 Eden /Jim Crace A gorgeous, unforgettable retelling of the myth of Eden. The inhabitants of Eden are untouched by death; they care for their orchards and the land, and give thanks for their good fortune, because they know that beyond the garden walls is a world where disease and hunger rampage. But, as this story begins, something is wrong in Eden. Weaving together elements of the dystopian, but never letting go of the sense of the sacred that saturates western myths of a perfect world before the fall, Eden manages to be both a critique of those stories and a sad reprise of their now-lost themes. In Crace’s wry, tender recreation, though, love does not bring the world crashing down. It is love that redeems it.

 From Christ to Christianity: how the Jesus movement became the Church in less than a century /James R. Edwards. Shows how the relatively informal, rural, unaffiliated movement formed by Jesus transformed in the first seventy-five years into the Christian church as we generally know it today.

 How the Church Fathers read the Bible: a short introduction /Gerald Bray. How the Church Fathers Read the Bible is an accessible introduction to help you read Scripture with the early church. With a clear and simple style, Bray explains the distinctives of early Christian interpretation and shows how the fathers interpreted key Bible passages from Genesis to Revelation. Their unique perspective is summed up in seven principles that can inspire our Bible reading today.

 Interpreting the gospel of John in Antioch and Alexandria /Miriam DeCock. DeCock analyses four important early Christian treatments of the Gospel of John, including two commentaries by Origen and Cyril from the Alexandrian tradition as well as the homilies of John Chrysostom and the commentary of Theodore of Mopsuestia, which represent Antiochian traditions. DeCock’s thorough analysis demonstrates that the Antiochenes find primarily moral examples and doctrinal teachings in John’s Gospel, whereas the Alexandrians find both these and teachings concerning the immediate situation within their own communities.

 Is it too late?: a theology of ecologyv /John B. Cobb, Jr. Comprehensive in scope, non-technical in expression, and concise in length, Is It Too Late? provides the scholar and the student alike with a readable and compelling orientation to the philosophical and theological stakes of ecology.  Cobb reflects on the current situation, the specific promises and perils we now face, and how his own thinking on matters theological and ecological has evolved in the last half century.

 Literatures, communities, and learning: conversations with Indigenous writers /Aubrey Jean Hanson. It’s a book of conversations — interviews with nine Indigenous writers who work in Canada. The conversations centre on writers’ concerns, critiques, and craft, and how they navigate the challenge of storying their communities in politically charged terrain. Moreover, the book considers the pedagogical dimensions of stories, serving as an Indigenous literary and education project.

 Matthew Fox: essential writings on creation spirituality /selected with an introduction by Charles Burack. This work, which contains selections–gems of insight–from most of Fox’s 40+ books, offers fresh perspectives and approaches to the vital issues of our time.  In many of these writings, Fox brilliantly shows how premodern wisdom can help illuminate and resolve postmodern problems.  The book closes with a letter from Fox to young seekers.

 Mindset mathematics. Grade 2: visualizing and investigating big ideas /Jo Boaler, Jen Munson, Cathy Williams. This series targets the mathematical practices directly and will help teachers engage students in things like problem solving, reasoning and persisting through long problems, all important goals of the Common Core Standards as they help prepare students for using math in real life. This series will focus upon the core conceptual ideas at each grade level, such as those of multiplication, place value or fractions, which will enhance students’ achievement across the curriculum–Provided by publisher

 Muslim perceptions and receptions of the Bible: texts and studies /Camilla Adang and Sabine Schmidtke. The articles brought together in this volume deal with Muslim perceptions and uses of the Bible in its wider sense, including the Hebrew Bible or Old Testament as well as the New Testament, albeit with an emphasis on the former scripture.

 Numinous seditions: interiority and climate change /Tim Lilburn. With Numinous Seditions, celebrated poet and essayist Tim Lilburn investigates aspects of an interiority appropriate to a time and world irrevocably altered by climate change. The book draws from retrieved elements of the West’s almost forgotten contemplative tradition in its Platonic, Islamic, Christian, and Zoharic forms. It also explores ideas from modern philosophers and from contemporary poetry. Numinous Seditions is for scholars and readers interested in poetry, environmental philosophy, and in the possibility of a contemplative politics.

 Our story: Aboriginal voices on Canada’s past /Tantoo Cardinal [and others] ; preface by Rudyard Griffiths ; foreword by Adrienne Clarkson. A collection of original stories written by some of the country’s most celebrated Aboriginal [Native peoples, Indian, First Nations] writers, and inspired by pivotal events in the country’s history. Inspired by history, Our Story is a beautifully illustrated collection of original stories from some of Canada’s most celebrated Aboriginal writers. From a tale of Viking raiders to a story set during the Oka crisis, the authors tackle a wide range of issues and events, taking us into the unknown, while also bringing the familiar into sharper focus.

 Paul and the stories of Israel: grand thematic narratives in Galatians /A. Andrew Das. Das reviews six proposals for grand thematic narratives behind the logic of Galatians. He weighs each of these proposals exegetically and finds them wanting, examples of what Samuel Sandmel famously labeled parallelomania. Das reflects on the risks of seeking comprehensive stories behind Paul’s letters and offers a path forward.

 Preaching the headlines: possibilities and pitfalls /Lisa L. Thompson. Preaching the Headlines reframes preaching as an ongoing conversation between the modern world and the world of the biblical text. The goal of the book is to provide a process to aid preachers in doing theological reflection on the everyday world as an integral part of sermon development.

 Religion and film: the basics /Jeanette Reedy Solano. Religion and Film: The Basics is an accessible and engaging introduction to the history, diverse approaches, and ideas associated within the study of religion and film. A fascinating range of films are discussed, from early silent films to recent releases. With helpful features including recommendations for further study and key films to view, this book is an ideal starting point for students approaching religion and film for the first time as well as those interested in learning more about the field while broadening their methods, knowledge of film, and their film canon.

 Religion and schooling in Canada: the long road to separation of Church and state /Robert Crocker. Christian organizations have always played a large role in Canadian education. This book contends that change will certainly come and several paths to reform are explored.

 Religious parenting: transmitting faith and values in contemporary America /Christian Smith, Bridget Ritz & Michael Rotolo Smith and his team interviewed over two hundred parents from across the U.S. affiliated with religious congregations of various types. The book presents the voices of parents from diverse socioeconomic and religious backgrounds interested in passing on their religious convictions and practices to their children, with the focus on why they think this matters, and how they do it. Almost all the parents interviewed- whether Catholic, Evangelical, Jewish, Muslim, Mormon, or Hindu, and whether politically or theologically conservative or liberal-view the transmission of religion in much the same way. Most religious parents do not expect professional clergy and youth ministries to play a large role in imparting to young people a taste for continued religious affiliation and participation. Rather, they expect to do this work themselves, viewing their children as ongoing projects. Drawing on cognitive anthropology and inspired by work in cognitive science, the authors present and describe the background cultural models that American religious parents hold and use to inform their parenting.

 Sweet dreamers /Isabelle Simler ; [English-languge translation Sarah Ardizzone]. Several different animals settle in for the night, each with their own unique way of sleeping.

 That I may dwell among them: incarnation & atonement in the tabernacle narrative /Gary A. Anderson. A theological reading of the Tabernacle Narrative in Exodus and Leviticus, exploring the themes of incarnation and atonement. Anderson shows how these passages shed light on incarnation and atonement both in ancient Israel’s theology and in Christian theology. Anderson explains how the chronology of the narrative reflects sacred time, how the Israelites saw divine features in the physical aspects of the tabernacle, and how Isaac’s sacrifice foreshadowed the sacrificial rite revealed to Moses at Mt. Sinai. Ultimately, Anderson shows how the Old Testament can deepen our understanding of the gospel

 The middle Maccabees: archaeology, history, and the rise of the Hasmonean Kingdom /edited by Andrea M. Berlin and Paul J. Kosmin. This collection of essays lays out the charged, complicated beginning of an independent Jewish state founded by the Maccabees in the second century BCE. Contributors offer focused, interdisciplinary analyses of the archaeological, epigraphic, numismatic, and textual evidence to create a holistic view of Hasmonean history that acknowledges political developments and evolving social responses to continuous militarized conflict involving the Ptolemaic Dynasty in Egypt and the Seleucids of Syria.

 The next step forward in word study and phonics /Jan Richardson & Michèle Dufresne. Richardson and Dufresne  provide guidance in planning short, developmentally appropriate word study and phonics lessons as part of guided reading. You’ll find all the support you need to teach letters, sounds, and words effectively, including 260 lessons for readers at every stage, from pre-A to fluent; assessment tools; and printable books at levels A-C.

 The power of place, the problem of time: Aboriginal identity and historical consciousness in the cauldron of colonialism /Keith Thor Carlson Carlson re-thinks the history of Native-newcomer relations from the unique perspective of a classically trained historian who has spent nearly two decades living, working, and talking with the Stó:lõ peoples.

 The sour cherry tree /written by Naseem Hrab ; illustrated by Nahid Kazemi. A young girl recalls everyday details about her beloved grandfather the day after his death.

 Those who run in the sky /Aviaq Johnston ; illustrations by Toma Feizo Gas. After a strange and violent blizzard leaves young shaman-in-training Pitu stranded on the sea ice–without his dog team or any weapons to defend himself–he soon realizes that he is no longer in the word that he once knew. After stumbling upon a fellow shaman who has been trapped in the spirit world for many years, Pitu must master all of his shamanic powers to make his way back to the world of the living, to his family and to the girl that he loves.

 What grace is: meditations on the mercy of our God /Craig A. Evans Evans invites us to look at grace throughout the Bible, going deep in examples from the book of Genesis and the Gospel of Luke. Bringing together biblical insight and personal wisdom, this short book will give readers a new appreciation for grace in action–acts of kindness and mercy exemplifying the kind of grace that can only be described as divine.   What Grace Is encourages us to meditate on the divine grace we have received and extend that same grace to others.

When did Eve sin?: the fall and biblical historiography /Jeffery J. Niehaus. Using Scripture to interpret Scripture and analyzing biblical stories where characters retell the narrative, Niehaus recognizes a common scriptural pattern that resolves the mystery of Eve’s words. Everyone engaging with these questions will be guided by Niehaus’s thorough study of this thorny issue.

 Wonderfully made: a Protestant theology of the body /John W. Kleinig. Kleinig forms a properly biblical theology of our bodies. Through his keen sensitivity to Scripture’s witness, Kleinig explains why bodies matter. Kleinig addresses issues like shame, chastity, desire, and gender dysphoria by integrating them into the biblical vision of creation

  Worship for the whole people of God /Ruth C. Duck ; with contributed appendix from David Gambrell. Duck provides theological foundations for worship and explores the ways Christians have adapted worship to various cultures to help them live faithfully and to communicate the gospel to others. It celebrates the many languages and cultural settings in which the gospel has been, and is, preached, sung, and prayed.