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Summer Reading from the Dordt College Press

May 20, 2010

Looking for some summertime reading? These titles from the Dordt College Press are available at the Dordt College Bookstore or from major online book sellers.

Creation, Revelation, and Philosophy Creation, Revelation, and Philosophy, by Johan P. A. Mekkes and translated from the Dutch by Chris van Haeften

Standing in the tradition of Herman Dooyeweerd’s philosophy of the cosmosnomic idea, Mekkes, guided by the method of transcendental critique and rooted in the reality of the cross, ventures into discussions with Heidegger, Sartre, and Jaspers. 104 pages. $11.00. ISBN: 978-0-932914-83-5

Sign Of A Promise Sign of a Promise and other stories by James C. Schaap

The collection here assembled includes fifteen stories, all rooted in history, of Dutch immigrants and pioneers that aim “to illustrate the beauty of an ethno-religious heritage too grand to be sacrificed on the altar of American homogeneity.” This is a reprint of the 1979 publication. 274 pages. $16.00. ISBN: 978-0-932914-02-6 

Ruth Ruth: The Story of God's Unending Redemption by Robert A. Wauzzinski

This is a pastoral study of the Old Testament book of Ruth that focuses on its central character, the God of “cascading grace,” and is intended for adult classes, book groups, and Bibles studies. 130 pages. $14.00. ISBN: 978-0-932914-82-8   

Wow! What a Ride! A Journey With Cancer Wow! What a Ride! A Journey with Cancer by Cella Bosma

This book is a meditation on a Christian’s dying of cancer in the 21st century. It provides a specific instance of how the death of one human being can “diminish” the lives of others. Cella believed she had a fighting chance to delay or even ward off the sentence of cancer. She believed in the power of prayer and had hundreds praying for her. This story, told by her “Caringbridge” journal, shows us a woman whose abundance of both faith and courage were strong allies of her tenacious love of life. 284 pages. $18.00. ISBN: 978-0-932914-84-2

After World View After Worldview by Matt Bonzo and Michael Stevens, editors

These collected essays represent a communal attempt, by some of the foremost North American worldview scholars, to respond to some of the pressing questions surrounding the many-sided concept that worldview has become in contemporary Christian discourse. Is worldview too modern a concept? Is it too static a way of considering reality? Is it overly intellectual and an invitation for apologetic abuse? Is it hindering more than helping the enterprise of Christian education to use worldview as the point of integration? These and many other questions are wrestled with in these essays. By looking at both the historical development of the term, its present uses and abuses, and possible future alterations, the thinkers in After Worldview have created a foundational conversation and suggested many intriguing ways to revivify this crucial idea from the deadening effects of over-exposure and under-contemplation. These essays provide serious Christian scholarship in an inviting tone, that wonder and suggests, rather than declares, the good aims and good ends that worldview engagement can and should offer to the Body of Christ. 140 pages. $13.00. ISBN: 978-0-932914-74-3

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