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New Titles Tuesday, May 24

Here’s a list of titles added to the collection in the past week.

 Bivocational and beyond: educating for thriving multivocational ministry /edited by Darryl W. Stephens. Bivocational and Beyond provides a wide range of perspectives on faith, leadership, and learning to equip pastors and theological educators for a future in which multivocational ministry may become the norm.

 Challenging bias against women academics in religion /edited by Colleen D. Hartung. Challenging Bias Against Women Academics in Religion presents biographies about women in academia who study, research, and teach about the world’s religious and spiritual traditions. It addresses the question of why so many women academics, who are themselves producers of secondary sources, are absent as biographical subjects in secondary literature generally and on digital knowledge platforms specifically. Authors variously challenge the exclusionary assumptions that underlie systemic bias in the production of secondary and tertiary sources about women. This critical engagement disrupts sourcing and writing conventions that support and perpetuate bias and creates the opportunity for more expansive and inclusive biographical narratives about women.

 Jesus according to the New Testament /James D. G. Dunn. In this small, straightforward book designed for a lay audience, Dunn focuses his fifty-plus years of scholarship on the central question posed by the New Testament–who is Jesus? Dunn surveys the New Testament books from Matthew to Revelation, exploring and unpacking what they actually say about Jesus. Jesus according to the New Testament points to the wonder of those first witnesses and enriches our understanding of who Jesus is to us today.

 The armchair economist: economics & everyday life: revised and updated for the 21st century /Steven E. Landsburg. Landsburg shows how the laws of economics reveal themselves in everyday experience and illuminate the entire range of human behavior. Why does popcorn cost so much at the cinema? The ‘obvious’ answer is that the owner has a monopoly, but if that were the whole story, there would also be a monopoly price to use the toilet. When a sudden frost destroys much of the Florida orange crop and prices skyrocket, journalists point to the ‘obvious’ exercise of monopoly power. Economists see just the opposite: If growers had monopoly power, they’d have raised prices before the frost. Why don’t concert promoters raise ticket prices even when they are sure they will sell out months in advance? Why are some goods sold at auction and others at pre-announced prices? Why do boxes at the football sell out before the standard seats do? Why are bank buildings fancier than supermarkets? Why do corporations confer huge pensions on failed executives? Why don’t firms require workers to buy their jobs? Landsburg explains why the obvious answers are wrong, reveals better answers, and illuminates the fundamental laws of human behavior along the way. This is a book of surprises: a guided tour of the familiar, filtered through a decidedly unfamiliar lens. This is economics for the sheer intellectual joy of it.

What we were reading online in February 2022

Alloway Library users accessed just under 2500 unique titles  nearly 5000 times in February. Here is a list of some of the most used titles this month.

If you have ever been unable to access an eBook because it was being used by another person, you will be glad to know that library staff are investigating “turnaway” statistics and discussing options to reduce their occurrence.

 Four Ages of Understanding: The First Postmodern Survey of Philosophy From Ancient Times to the Turn of the Twenty-First Century . / John Deely Postmodernism; Philosophy–History.; Semiotics 117 uses

Jesus According to the New Testament . / James D. G. Dunn RELIGION / Biblical Studies / New Testament $14.00 50 uses

 Cultivating Professional Resilience in Direct Practice: A Guide for Human Service Professionals . / Jason M. Newell Social workers–Job stress 48 uses

Foundations of Ethical Practice, Research, and Teaching in Psychology and Counseling . / Karen Strohm Kitchener; Sharon K. Anderson Psychology–Moral and ethical aspects./ Clinical Psychology 39 uses

 Social Work Assessment . / Menon, Sudha. Social service. SOCIAL SCIENCE 29 uses

Case Management: An Introduction to Concepts and Skills . / Arthur J. Frankel; Sheldon R. Gelman; Diane K. Pastor Social case work.    Price: $60.75 23 uses

 The Tao of Loyalty: Winning with Employees . / Ajit Rao Personnel management.; Employee loyalty. Human Resources & Personnel Management 23 uses

Servant Leadership in Action: How You Can Achieve Great Relationships and Results . / Ken Blanchard; Renee Broadwell Leadership.BUSINESS & ECONOMICS 22 uses

 Econocide: British Slavery in the Era of Abolition . / Seymour Drescher Slave trade–Great Britain—History 20 uses

The Concise APA Handbook: APA 7th Edition . / Paul Iida English language–Style–Handbooks, manuals, etc.; 20 uses

 Textual Signposts in the Argument of Romans: A Relevance-Theory Approach . / Sarah H. Casson RELIGION / Biblical Criticism & Interpretation / New Testament Price: $35.96 19 uses

 Doing Relationship-Based Social Work: A Practical Guide to Building Relationships and Enabling Change . / Mary McColgan; Cheryl McMullin Social service.; Interpersonal relations. 18 uses


What We Were Reading Online January 2022

In the first month of the year,  some 1830 titles in  Alloway Library’s eBook collection had over  4,210  uses. Here are some of the most used items.

 Discover Your True North Leadership.; Organizational effectiveness.

Price: $48.00 Used 158 times.


 But Is It Art?: An Introduction to Art Theory  Art–Philosophy.; Aesthetics., Performance

Used 133 times.


 Logic As a Liberal Art: An Introduction to Rhetoric and Reasoning  Reasoning.; Rhetoric.; Logic–Textbooks.

Price: $34.95    Used 113 times.


 The Oxford Guide to Practical Lexicography  Lexicography.

Used 104 times.

 Prometheus Bound DRAMA / Ancient & Classical

Used 94 times.

Cultivating Professional   Resilience in Direct Practice: A Guide for Human Service Professionals  Social workers–Job stress.; Social services / Social Work

Used 90 times.

  Mathematics for Human Flourishing  Mathematics–Philosophy.; / History & Philosophy

Price: $36.92    Used 65 times.


 Employee Engagement: Creating High Positive Energy at Work  Organizational behavior.; Employee motivation. BUSINESS & ECONOMICS /

Used 64 times.

 The Essentials of Theory U: Core Principles and Applications  Organizational learning.; Organizational change BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Leadership

Used 61 times.

 The Armchair Economist: Economics & Everyday Life  Economics–Sociological aspects.BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Theory

Price: $90.00    Used 50 times.

  Religion, Religious Ethics and Nursing  Religious ethics.; Nursing–Religious aspects.; MEDICAL / Social, Ethical & Legal Issues

Price: $65.00    Used 45 times.

  Who Do We Choose To Be?: Facing Reality, Claiming Leadership, Restoring Sanity  Leadership. BUSINESS & ECONOMICS

Price: $59.94    Used 39 times.

  The New Leadership Challenge: Creating the Future of Nursing  Nurse administrators.; Leadership. MEDICAL / Family & General Practice

Price: $45.56    Used 33 times.

  Spirituality in Nursing  Nurse and patient.; Nursing–Religious aspects MEDICAL / Holistic Medicine

Price: $179.90    Used 31 times.

  Karl Barth’s Critically Realistic Dialectical Theology: Its Genesis and Development 1909-1936 Reformed Church–Switzerland–Clergy–Biography. RELIGION / Christian Theology

Used 29 times.


What we were reading online in November

Here is a list of some of November’s  most used ebooks at Alloway Library.

 René Descartes: Meditations on First Philosophy: With Selections…. By Descartes, René; Cottingham, John

On: PHILOSOPHY / History & Surveys / Modern

Number of uses: 146


 The Armchair Economist (revised and Updated May 2012.) By Steven E. Landsburg

On: Economics–Sociological aspects.

Price: $90.00

Number of uses: 63


 Employee Engagement in Theory and Practice. By Catherine Truss; Kerstin Alfes; Rick Delbridge; et al

On: Employee motivation.; Employees–Attitudes.


Price: $352.50

Number of uses: 51


 Angels in America: A Gay Fantasia on National Themes: Revised and Complete Edition. By Tony Kushner

On: Mormons–Drama.; Angels–Drama.; Gay men–Drama.

Number of uses: 47


 Four Ages of Understanding: The First Postmodern Survey of Philosophy From Ancient Times to the Turn of the Twenty-First Century. By John Deely

On: Postmodernism.; Philosophy–History.; Semiotics

Number of uses: 41


 Zoroastrianism: A Guide for the Perplexed. By Jenny Rose

On: Zoroastrianism–History. RELIGION / Zoroastrianism

Number of uses: 36


 Religion: A Clinical Guide for Nurses:. By Elizabeth Johnston Taylor, PhD, RN

On: Religions.; Nursing–Religious aspects.

Price: $40.00

Number of uses: 33


 Statistics for Advanced Practice Nurses and Health Professionals. By Manfred Stommel, PhD; Katherine J. Dontje, PhD, FNP-BC

On: Biometry.; Clinical medicine–Statistical methods. / Nursing / Research & Theory

Price: $85.00

Number of uses: 32


 A Greek-English Reference Manual to the Vocabulary of the Greek New Testament. Based on Tischendorf’s Greek New Testament Text and on Strong’s Greek Lexicon With Some Additions and Amendments. By Schmidt, Muhammad Wolfgang G. A.

On: Greek language, Biblical–Vocabulary.; Greek /Ancient Languages

Number of uses: 30


 Luke: A New Covenant Commentary. By Diane G. Chen

On:  RELIGION / Biblical Commentary / New Testament /

Price: $18.48

Number of uses: 30


 Mark. By Osborne, Grant R.

On:  RELIGION / Biblical Studies / New Testament / Jesus, the Gospels & Acts

Price: $31.99

Number of uses: 30


 The Spirit of Tibetan Buddhism. By Van Schaik, Sam

On: Buddhism–Tibet Region. RELIGION

Number of uses: 30


 The Humanity of Christ: Christology in Karl Barth’s Church Dogmatics. By Paul Dafydd Jones

On:  RELIGION / Christian Theology / Systematic theology

Number of uses: 26


 Out of the Crazywoods. By Cheryl Savageau

On: Manic-depressive illness–United States—Biography / Personal Memoirs

Number of uses: 25



 Castaway Tales: From Robinson Crusoe to Life of Pi. By Christopher Palmer

On: Survival in literature.; Castaways in literature. LITERARY CRITICISM / Comparative Literature

Number of uses: 22



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