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Recent Publications by Eastern Faculty

     More than 15 Eastern faculty members have recently published books, with their sales ranging from our university bookstore all the way to the online jungles of Amazon.

     Drick Boyd, professor of urban studies, published “White Allies in the Struggle for Racial Justice,” which is a 280-page illumination on the “little-known stories of 18 white Americans from the 18th century to the present who broke with a racist culture to become allies in the struggle for racial justice.”

     David Bradstreet’s collaborative work with writer Steve Rabey has produced a 380-page guided tour through the universe, filled with examinations on the signs of our wonderful Creator. Entitled “Star Struck: Seeing the Creator in the Wonders of Our Cosmos,” Dr. Bradstreet and Mr. Rabey’s work went into publication in September 2016. It has received more than 40 positive reviews and is also available through Kindle and Audible with narration by Bob Souer.

     David Bronkema’s “Advocating for Justice: An Evangelical Vision for Transforming Systems and Structures” is a collaborative 224-page look at the need for advocacy in our justice systems through a Christian lens.

     Rhonda Burnette-Bletsch is both author and editor of a comprehensive collection of essays about the Bible’s depiction in cinema entitled, “The Bible in Motion: A Handbook of the Bible and Its Reception in Film.” Containing more than 710 pages, this two-part volume handbook addresses common motifs, the use of genres and directors who have scanned through the biblical texts and decided to make these films.

     Phillip Cary of our philosophy department co-authored a book with author Jean-Francois Phelizon. Their book, “Does God Have a Strategy?: A Dialogue,” is a 180-page conversation between a business leader and a philosopher on whether God has a plan or makes it up as He goes.

     Kristen Childers’ “Seeking Imperialism’s Embrace: National Identity, Decolonization and Assimilation in the French Caribbean” is a 288-page look at the history of 1940s French politics and departments. One of the editorial reviews on Amazon states, “This book is a major contribution to our understanding of the Caribbean, France and the story of empire and decolonization.”

     Peter Enns’ “The Sin of Certainty: Why God Desires Our Trust More Than Our ‘Correct’ Beliefs” is a 240-page examination of  the Christian’s desire to be certain about truth rather than trust God in uncertainty. Dr. Enns is well-known for “The Bible Tells Me So: Why Defending Scripture Has Made Us Unable to Read It,” and between the two of these books, he has received more than 400 positive reviews.

     David Greenhalgh is one of six co-authors of “Reviewing Leadership: A Christian Evaluation of Current Approaches.” According to the Amazon description, this 240-page text is “a comprehensive evaluation of current approaches to leadership from a discerning Christian perspective.”

     Christina Jackson contributed to “Holistic Nursing: A Handbook for Practice.” It is a definitive handbook for the practice of holistic nursing in our modern day.

     Gary Jenkins and Jonathan Yonan are the editors of “Liberal Learning and the Great Christian Traditions.” It is a 168-page collection of essays looking at the skills acquired and taught in the liberal arts. According to one review, it explores how “the various Christian traditions have taken up the question of liberal learning by setting it within the context of their own peculiar idioms and histories.”

     Loida Martell-Otero is one of three co-authors of “Latina Evangelicas: A Theological Survey from the Margins,” which, according to Amazon, is a 178-page “examination of the theology of Protestant Latinas who reside in the United States.”

     Joseph Modica is one of the editors and writers of “The Apostle Paul and the Christian Life: Ethical and Missional Implications of the New Perspective.” This 224-page volume work features writings by world-renowned scholars exploring the implications and modern-day applications of Paul’s letters.

     Ronald Sider has published two new books, one of which is “Nonviolent Action: What Christian Ethics Demands But Most Christians Have Never Really Tried.” This is a 208-page book that, according to one review,  “shows how nonviolent action has been practiced in history and in current social-political situations to promote peace and oppose injustice.” He also recently published “The Future of Our Faith: An Intergenerational Conversation on Critical Issues Facing the Church.”

     Marsha Brown Woodard’s “I Choose to Thrive” is a 164-page reflection designed so readers can start it in any one of its six sections, each one discussing the natural elements of life, such as storms, growth and choices, all in a Christian context.

     Sources: Amazon, Barnes and Noble

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