ADVANCING THE NATIONAL CONVERSATION ON RACE IN CHURCHES OF CHRIST
Edited by Tanya Smith Brice
ISBN 978-0891123880 • 220 pages
Essays by Dr. Douglas Foster, Dr. Richard Hughes (’67) and Dr. Jerry Taylor are among those addressing stereotypes, navigating race relations and revisiting Christ’s teachings about loving one’s neighbor.
MEETING JESUS IN THE BOOK OF JOHN
By Randy Harris and Greg Taylor
ISBN 978-0891123460 • 192 pages
The Gospel of John was written so people would believe the unbelievable story of how God became man and lived among us. Believing that Jesus is truly God requires a daring faith that will cost you your life.
Leading Through the Turn
HOW A JOURNEY MINDSET CAN HELP LEADERS FIND SUCCESS AND SIGNIFICANCE
By Elise (Smith ’83) Mitchell
ISBN 978-1259860997 • 288 pages
Mitchell’s roadmap to modern leadership includes her own lessons and reflections as an innovative CEO, entrepreneur, wife and mother. ACU’s 2015 Outstanding Alumna of the Year writes about finding success as well as significance in one’s work and life.
Longevity in Leadership
ESSENTIAL QUALITIES OF LONGTIME LEADERS
By Dr. Philip Lewis (’64) and John P. Harrison
ISBN 978-0891126652 • 208 pages
Leading in business and churches requires showing people and organizations new places where they can and should venture.
After the Cheering Stops
AN NFL WIFE’S STORY OF CONCUSSIONS, LOSS AND THE FAITH THAT SAW HER THROUGH
By Cindy (Davy ’82) Feasel
ISBN 978-0718088309 • 272 pages
The poignant story of the late Grant Feasel (’83), a former college and NFL star whose battle with CTE (chronic traumatic encephalopathy) destroyed his marriage and fractured his family. The author, his former wife, chronicles the faith that gave her strength to endure extraordinarily difficult challenges caused by the effects of CTE on her spouse.
Worth the Wait
A NOVELLA COLLECTION OF PROPOSALS GONE WRONG
By Karen (Gaskin ’93) Witemeyer
AISN B01LONI62K • 113 pages
The newest book by the award-winning author tells the story of a Texas shopkeeper-entrepreneur who partners with a freighter in a venture bringing economic opportunity – and perhaps the love she thinks may never come her way again.
Because of Bethlehem
LOVE IS BORN, HOPE IS HERE
By Max Lucado (’77)
ISBN 978-0849947599 • 224 pages
Best-selling Christian author Lucado retells the odd, wonderful story of Bethlehem, and how the God who understands us also follows through on all his promises.
Hot, Holy and Humorous
SEX IN MARRIAGE BY GOD’S DESIGN
By Julie (Glover ’90) Parker
ISBN 978-1424552405 • 192 pages
The author, a blogger and professional counselor, writes about making the most of God’s gift of sexual intimacy in marriage.
West Texas Stories
Edited by Glenn Dromgoole
ISBN 978-0891124900 • 208 pages
West Texas Stories
This collection includes more than three dozen pieces – historical, nostalgic, dramatic, amusing, personal – by some of the state’s best writers, including A.C. Greene (’48), Joe Holley (’68), Carlton Stowers, Leon Hale, T. Lindsay Baker, Sallie Reynolds Matthews, Elroy Bode, John Erickson, Red Steagall, Elmer Kelton and others.
Rightside-Up Living in an Upside-Down World
By David Gibson (’80 M.Div.)
ISBN 978-0890989135 • 216 pages
Christians are faced with teachings, policies and behaviors contradicting God’s Word, even from within the church. Solid ground is needed for building a right-side-up life in Christ.
Raising an Original
PARENTING EACH CHILD ACCORDING TO THEIR GOD-GIVEN TEMPERAMENT
By Julie Lyles-Carr (’88)
ISBN 978-0310345893 • 256 pages
The author, a popular blogger and speaker, provides parents with tools for better communication, helping them better understand themselves, their parenting style and their child.
REIMAGINING THE ROLE OF CHURCH AND FAMILY IN THE FAITH JOURNEY OF TEENAGERS
Edited by Dr. Ron Bruner (’10 D.Min.) and Dudley Chancey
ISBN 978-0891124764 • 304 pages
Owning Faith: Reimagining the Role of Church and Family in the Faith of Teenagers
This guide into the adventure-filled spiritual journey of adolescents shows older disciples how to be wise and compassionate companions who can make an eternal difference in the lives of youth.
Throughout the World
By Dr. Gary D. McCaleb (’64)
with Lea (Thompson ’79) Watkins
ISBN 978-0692767276 • 163 pages
This book, another in a series by the Center for Building Community, connects the threads in
fascinating stories of students who come from around the world to find common purpose at ACU.
Christmas at Designers’ Homes Across America
By Patricia (Hard ’56) McMillan and Katharine McMillan (’82)
ISBN 978-0764351631 • 256 pages
Christmas at Designers’ Homes Across America – $45.00 : Schiffer Publishing
Explore the decorating strategies and ingenuity of designers whose stunning homes celebrate Christmas across the nation. Nearly 400 color photographs are shared by the authors, who are partners at a San Antonio architecture and interior design firm.
Conversations on Leadership
FOUNDATIONAL INSIGHTS FOR ELDERS AND LEADERS
By Randy Harris and Dr. Carson Reed (’95 D.Min.)
ISBN 978-0891126195 • 6 segments
Conversations on Leadership: Foundational Insights for Elders & Leaders (DVD)
This DVD includes insightful conversations among practitioners who offer meaningful resources for church leaders as they endeavor to grow: Ben Siburt (’00), Dr. James Thompson (’64), Dr. Lynn Anderson (’90 D.Min.), Lance Bolay (’09), Dr. Barry Packer (’78), John Harp (’80), and Dr. David Wray (’67).
BECOMING A CROSS-SHAPED PEOPLE IN A SECULAR WORLD – ANNIVERSARY EDITION
By Dr. C. Leonard Allen
ISBN 978-0891125105 • 256 pages
The Cruciform Church: Becoming a Cross-Shaped People in a Secular World — Anniversary Edition
This revised edition – 25 years after the original – includes new essays from Randy Harris, Dr. Richard Beck (’89), Sara Barton, Raymond Carr, Lee Camp (’93 M.A.), John Mark Hicks, Jonathan Storment (’12 M.A.), and Scot McKnight.
Home Organization Tear Outs for the Whole Family
By Kristi (Pawlik ’00) Dominguez
ISBN 978-1624142857 • 192 pages
Access helpful materials to simplify the lives of busy adults and the households they direct. Dominguez, who blogs at ishouldbemoppingthefloor.com, provides cheerful and fun designs to get the whole family involved in taming organizational challenges.
Heart on the Line
By Karen (Gaskin ’93) Witemeyer
ISBN 978-0764212826 • 336 pages
When Grace Mallory receives a telegram warning that her hiding place in Harper’s Station has been discovered, her best chance to save herself and unravel the mystery surrounding her father’s death involves trusting a man she’s only ever known over the telegraph line. Can blind trust lead to true love?
RACE, ETHNICITY, AND THE FUTURE OF CHRISTIAN HIGHER EDUCATION
By Karen A. Longman
ISBN 978-0891124542 • 336 pages
Dr. Jennifer (Wade ’92) Shewmaker, ACU professor of psychology and associate dean of teaching and learning, is a contributing author in this important book about diversity on the campuses of Christian colleges and universities.
A Cooked-Up Fairy Tale
By Penny Parker Klostermann (’77)
ISBN 978-1101932322 • 40 pages
Another book for young readers by the award-winning author and poet is a mash-up in which a well-meaning chef accidentally cooks with ingredients essential to famous fairy tales.
Honoring Aging Parents
HOW TO GROW UP WHEN MOM AND DAD GROW OLD
By Klaus Dannenberg and Bruce Black (’77)
ISBN 978-1539853398 • 262 pages
A practical Christian perspective on the medical, financial, emotional and spiritual aspects of being a care-giver for aging parents, one of the most important responsibilities any son or daughter will be asked to fill.
Eucharist and Ecclesiology
ESSAYS IN HONOR OF DR. EVERETT FERGUSON
Edited by Dr. Wendell Willis (’67 M.A.)
ISBN 978-9781498282925 • 206 pages
Representatives of the Orthodox, Roman Catholic and Protestant traditions discuss the relationship of Eucharist and church. Dr. Everett Ferguson (’53) is an esteemed scholar who has published often on this subject; the LeMoine G. Lewis Professor Emeritus of Church History and Distinguished Scholar-in-Residence taught from 1962-90 at ACU.
On Evil, Providence, and Freedom
A NEW READING OF MOLINA
By Mark B. Wiebe (’02)
ISBN 978-0875807522 • 180 pages
Wiebe explores, develops and defends Luis de Molina’s 16th-century work about the reconciliation of divine providence, grace and free will.
4th Dimension Leadership
A RADICAL STRATEGY FOR CREATING AN AUTHENTIC SERVANT LEADERSHIP CULTURE
By Ron Holifield (’80)
ISBN 978-1634920377 • 186 pages
The roots of great leadership are healthy relationships, but the fruit of great leadership is the ability to thrive in a rapidly changing world while managing the constructive tension between healthy relationships and dynamic change.
By Joe Holley (’68)
ISBN 978-0890989135 • 304 pages
Explore three dozen stories about small-town Texans who take the hand they’ve been dealt – fate, family, circumstance, luck – and craft a life for themselves. Holley’s “Native Texan” column appears Sundays in the Houston Chronicle, where his editorial writing earned him a 2017 Pulitzer Prize nomination.
BOOK 2 IN THE FOX AND THE GIRL SERIES
By Frankie Yandow (Jonathan Kuiper, ’11 M.A.)
AISN B01M1D04PF • 280 pages
Book 2 in The Fox and the Girl series is a coming-of-age tale written for middle grade/young adult readers. Kuiper, who earned a master’s in conflict resolution from ACU, teaches at an international school in Brindisi, Italy.
THE CROOKED PATH OF GROWING TOWARD FAITH
By Andrea Lucado (’08)
ISBN 978-1601428950 • 240 pages
The daughter of best-selling Christian author Max Lucado (’77) recounts her own journey through graduate school in Europe, wrestling with faith, doubt and spiritual identity during a time of significant personal growth.