Recent books authored or edited by Andrews University Faculty
Enrico Camporeale, Simon Wing, and Jay R. Johnson
Machine Learning Techniques for Space Weather provides a thorough and accessible presentation of machine learning techniques that can be employed by space weather professionals. Additionally, it presents an overview of real-world applications in space science to the machine learning community, offering a bridge between the fields. As this volume demonstrates, real advances in space weather can be gained using nontraditional approaches that take into account nonlinear and complex dynamics, including information theory, nonlinear auto-regression models, neural networks and clustering algorithms.
Offering practical techniques for translating the huge amount of information hidden in data into useful knowledge that allows for better prediction, this book is a unique and important resource for space physicists, space weather professionals and computer scientists in related fields.
Memories, essays, interviews, denominational research reports on both quantitative & qualitative data from different parts of the world by the Seminary as well as Social Science professors and professionals
Davey and Big G (2018) is a graphic novel styled story about an 11 year-old David (and Goliath) in today’s inner-city world using a basketball metaphor.
Richard M. Davidson and Edgard A. Horna
Excerpts from: White, Ellen G. The Great Controversy. Mountain View: Pacific Press Publishing Association, 1911. Chapter 4. White, Ellen G. Historical Sketches of the Foreign Missions of the Seventh-day Adventists. Basle: Imprimerie Polyglotte, 1885. Chapter 57.
Marcelo Dias, Rodrigo Follis, and Wagner Kuhn
Ter no currículo uma experiência de voluntariado é cada vez mais desejado para as novas gerações. Isso ajuda até mesmo com que esses jovens se destaquem para vagas de empregos em grandes empresas. Para além da discussão sobre como conduzir mais pessoas ao voluntariado, cremos ser importante também compreender os princípios, as motivações, os meios e os fins dessa prática, a qual nunca acontece em um vácuo teórico. O presente livro, através do olhar da missiologia, discute questões históricas, sistemáticas e bíblicas e se propõe a construir uma sólida base que justifique e ancore as mais diversas experiências de voluntariado, dando-lhes ainda mais significado e valor.
Gorden R. Doss
The first of its kind in Seventh-day Adventist scholarship, this book is an excellent introduction to Christian mission from an Adventist perspective. The book addresses mission comprehensively, including biblical foundations, theology of mission, history of mission, contextualization for mission, strategies for mission, and other topics.
“That they may be one, as we are one.” John 17:11, Phillips
Christian believers today face countless challenges to their unity in Christ. However, the Bible provides insight and instruction on how to live God’s gift of oneness in Christ. Knowing that envy and jealousies could divide the disciples, Jesus’ burden in the last hours before his death was to pray for their unity.
Jesus’ high priestly prayer in John 17 is a reminder that He is still concerned about Christian unity today. His prayer should be our prayer, however diverse our respective understandings of the gospel message. In this prayer, Jesus’ focus is not on organizational or structural unity but on the unity of all believers—founded in faith, truth, and love.
As the world around us becomes increasingly fragmented, the church must demonstrate that unity in diversity is attainable; that all are equal at the foot of the cross. God’s people are called to demonstrate the healing, reconciling power of the gospel. Such unity is beyond human accomplishment and can only be the result of the divine gift of grace.
- Unidos en Cristo. Translated by: José Pacheco. Asociación Casa Editora Sudamericana: Buenos Aires, Argentina, 2018.
- Como manter a igreja unida apesar de nós. Translated by: Cecília Eller Nascimento. Casa Publicadora Brasileira: Tatuí, SP, Brazil, 2018.
- Unidad en Cristo: Tres Libros en Uno. Translated by: José Pacheco. Inter-American Division Publishing Association: Doral, FL, 2018.
Denis Fortin ed., Abner F. Hernandez ed., and David Sciarabba ed.
English title:Why We Believe in E. G. White and the Prophetic Gift
Denis Fortin and Jerry Moon
Tudo sobre Ellen G. White em um só volume
Esta obra-prima reúne artigos e mais de 1300 verbetes que descrevem pessoas e eventos na vida de Ellen G. White, bem como a posição dela sobre diversos temas.
Doutrina e Teologia
Estilo de Vida
Lugares e Instituições
Nesta Enciclopédia, você conhecerá os hinos que Ellen G. White amava e as casas nas quais ela viveu. Tudo isso explicado em verbetes muito bem referenciado. Você encontrará uma cronologia detalhada da vida dela e artigos relacionados ao ministério. à teologia e às declarações de Ellen G. White à luz do avanço do conhecimento científico atual. Se você costuma preparar sermões, lecionar ou está buscando resposta para questões pessoais, encontrará informações preciosas e indispensáveis neste livro.
Dejun Fu, Uygun V. Valiev, Gary W. Burdick, and Pavel E. Pyak
The interaction between electromagnetic radiation and matter (English version) first introduced the basic theory of electromagnetic radiation, including Maxwell's equations, the Druze-Lorenz electron theory and the Planck-Einstein theory, This paper expounds the physical meaning of the basic parameters of the interaction between electromagnetic radiation and solids, and introduces the basic modes of plasma excitation and optical waveguide. Then we introduce the Bonn-Oppenheimer approximation of the electron motion in solids, the single electron approximation and the Bloch theorem describing the periodicity of solids, and illustrate the various transition mechanisms caused by electromagnetic radiation interacting with solids.
Spanish translation of: Methodology for interpretation of Daniel 11:2-12:3
This minimalist booklet provides the student of biblical Hebrew with a panoramic view of the morphological forms of the language. The focus is on the panoramic reception of tables rather than any detailed explanation of morphological features or functions of verbal tenses and prepositions. Its convenient and concise format is ideal for supplementing textbooks in the preparation for quizzes and exams. Using this booklet will greatly facilitate the learning process for anyone eager to dive into the original Hebrew of the biblical text. Rehearsing the paradigms on a regular basis will make the reading of the Hebrew Bible easier, and the task of exegesis can be carried out more efficiently.
Gus Gregorutti and Nanette Svenson
This volume examines research productivity within schools in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) and presents examples of various successful LAC North-South programs which have propelled university research in the region. Much of the scholarly work on North-South research to date has concentrated principally on joint publications and co-authorship bibliometrics. In this book, cases are explored within the context of study on international research collaborations to highlight the motivations, mechanics, limitations, and success factors involved in the North-South relationships and their resulting research output.
S. Joseph Kidder
This book explores our Journey to the Heart of God by dealing with several Christian spiritual practices such as worship, prayer, Bible study, fellowship, fasting, giving, forgiveness, and touching lives.
S. Joseph Kidder
Moving Your Church translated into Romanian
S. Joseph Kidder
Vous êtes-vous déjà demandé quel effet cela ferait d’assister à la conversion de trois mille personnes, donnant leur vie au Seigneur en un seul jour ? De faire partie d’une communauté aimante de chrétiens engagés, croissant continuellement, numériquement, géographiquement et spirituellement ? D’être connu comme une personne dont le caractère ressemble à celui de Christ parce qu’il l’a côtoyé ?
Comment les premiers chrétiens ont-ils eu un tel impact sur le monde qui les entourait ? Comment pouvons-nous, deux mille ans plus tard, suivre leurs traces ? Cet ouvrage explore les quatre secrets qui ont fait le succès de l’église chrétienne, et celui des églises adventistes prospères qui croissent rapidement.
Qui que vous soyez, les méthodes inspirantes et pratiques présentées dans cet ouvrage vous équiperont pour expérimenter un réveil personnel et collectif, en vue d’un ministère et d’une évangélisation efficaces.
Étudiez donc ce livre, et préparez-vous, car le Seigneur « ajoutera chaque jour à votre église ceux qui seront sauvés ».
S. Joseph Kidder
That evening Joseph Kidder was beaten almost to death, thrown into the street unconscious, kicked out of the family forever—all because of his new faith. And so began his long journey from the Babylon of his secular life in Iraq to the amazing love of God and the importance of surrender to His plan. He didn’t know then the many struggles and sacrifices that still awaited, but prayer, his faith in the Scriptures, and the support of his new church family would bring him to a life of ministry and service that continues today.
S. Joseph Kidder and Gerardo Oudri
Hope for the Orphan is a compilation of reports given at the 180 Symposium themed "Sabbath School Matters!" At this event a group of administrators, scholars, practitioners, youth, and resource producers met for an honest dialogue with the purpose of identifying some of the main challenges affecting youth and young adult Sabbath School ministry, as well as potential solutions.
The presentations are divided into four sections:
- Defining the Challenges
- Exploring the Solutions
- Improving Learning Styles and Models
- Recommendations for a Brighter Future
Of particular interest to readers will be recommendations included in the final chapter of this book, "Report from Focus Groups."
Paperback. Copyright 2018. 115 pages.
Janine M. Lim and Anthony Williams
This collection of research by Adventist online educators will be useful to many online educators, including those interested in the intersection of faith and online learning, and online learning in faith communities. This research spans four major areas of online delivery: (1) the pursuit of Adventist distinctiveness and the Adventist experience within online delivery, applicable to all those considering the connection between the mission of an institution and it’s online delivery; (2) the empowering and enabling of students, staff, and faculty for advising, monitoring, and resourcing quality online experiences; (3) the power of technology to support collaboration among our institutions, our faculty, our teams; and (4) the supports, training, and methods needed for the effectiveness of online delivery.If you are an administrator, online program director, or teach in an online program, this book will serve as a professional resource that can help ensure that programs offered effectively meet the needs of students while supporting and extending the school’s mission.
Just as we must study history to better understand our world, so must we study the individuals who created history to better understand ourselves. By examining how the legacies of Abraham Lincoln, Martin Luther King Jr., and Gandhi, for example, have shaped our society, we can learn to better shape our own legacies.
The Leadership Legacy offers a broad look at the role of leadership throughout human history, exploring the many ways in which successful leaders have used their circumstances, talent, values, and service to assert their influence. Here is a quick glimpse of what you can expect within these pages:
- A thorough examination of the theories of leadership
- Case studies of history’s greatest leaders, including Eleanor Roosevelt, Nelson Mandela, and Mother Teresa, among many others
- Thoughtful questions at the end of each chapter to help extend the discussion beyond the page
What makes a good leader? The answer changes over time. As Gandhi said, “I suppose leadership at one time meant muscles; but today it means getting along with people.”
With the lessons revealed in this book, you will be able to identify for yourself what it means to be a good leader in the twenty-first century.
Jiri Moskala and John Peckham
"Does our reliance on the sacrifice of Christ lessen the importance of our pursuit of holiness?
- Is it possible to over emphasize the importance of our actions in hastening or holding back the Second Coming?
- Is the realization of our moral frailty eroding our faith?
The second coming of Christ has been the topic galvanizing the establishment and identity of the Seventh-day Adventist Church. It remains the one true center of our eschatology, and the blessed hope of our lives. However, for a people so inspired by the divine solution to the conflicted journey of the human race, the fact remains that we may not always agree on how this knowledge should influence the lives of end-time believers. Could it be that our desire to live a holy life is displacing the joy of the gospel in our experience?
God’s Character and the Last Generation is a serious attempt to review the relationship between the role of God’s salvation work and the human response. For a generation witnessing the closing act of the great controversy, we are called to reflect God’s character while keeping our eyes fixed on Jesus, the “pioneer and perfecter of faith” (Hebrews 12:2, NIV). This book will help us understand the different positions regarding Christian living in the end time, the historical development of Adventist thought about this topic, and the theological issues involved."
The Norwegian Ancestry of Johannes (John) Larson (1886-1957); from the Bakken Subfarm, Guggedal Main Farm in Rogaland County, Norway to the Suldal Norwegian Settlement in Juneau County, Wisconsin
The Johannes Larson family is part of the settlement in southern Juneau County which became known as the Suldal Norwegian-American Settlement (see Onsager, Lawrence, The Juneau County Bygdebok, Digital Commons, Andrews University, https://digitalcommons.andrews.edu/pubs/146/). Suldal is a rural district in Rogaland County in western Norway. The connection with Suldal, Norway began in 1850 with the coming of Johannes Larson’s great uncle, Knut Ormson, to settle in Lindina Township, Juneau County, Wisconsin. Chain migration by kinship groups followed. In 1864, Johannes Larson’s grandfather, Lars Osmundson, a renter on the Bakken subfarm under Guggedal and a former school teacher, led a group of 50 people from Suldal. They came on two sailing ships, which left Stavanger on May 4, 1864 and arrived in Quebec, Canada on June 2, 1864. Traveling from there to Chicago, they joined relatives in Juneau County by late June of that year. By 1908, the settlement included about 500 related individuals from Upper Telemark and 1,200 related individuals from Suldal. In 1914, Johannes married Olive Onsager and founded a family of his own. This history is organized by generation and family number. The Larson family can be traced back to Oluf paa Sukka (fl. 1563 – 1618) in Suldal. Oluf is number one and his son, Aslak, second generation, is number two, etc. Because the Norwegians in Norway didn’t have set last names until about 1900, many of the early immigrants struggled to choose a name. Gerhard Naeseth, the founder of the Vesterheim Genealogy Library in Madison, Wisconsin, indexed his research to identify every Norwegian who came to America before 1850 by first name because of the difficulty in locating a person in the records by the variations of last names. For example, Bjedne Osmundson Vetrhus, an early settler in Juneau County and a Larson relative, used several names. They included variations of his first name, Bjarne, Bjorne, and Barney and variant spellings of the farm name, Vinorhus and Winterhus. He also appears in the records as Osmundson. His headstone has Bjarne Winterhus on it. Several of his children took the last name of Benson (Bjarneson). I have identified individuals by their given or first name, the given name of the father with -son or -datter added, the name of the farm on which they were born in parentheses, followed by the farm where they are living. For example, Daniel Larsson (Sukka) Herabakka (18) on page 19. However, it must be remembered that the farm name is permanently attached to the farm, not to the owner or renter. In the eighth and ninth generations, the direct paternal ancestors of Johannes Larson were renting husmann places (subfarms or cottages) on the Guggedal main farm (they were descendants of younger sons, the oldest son inherited the farm). Husmann places were with and without land. For these Larson ancestors, the subfarm is included in their name: Osmund Larsson Boen (subfarm), Guggedal (main farm) and Lars Osmundson Bakken (subfarm), Guggedal (main farm). Sometimes the immigrants used the main farm for a last name and sometimes they used the subfarm name, or they might decide to use Larson or Osmundson, etc. For those wishing to understand more about the Norwegian-American experience, please read “Community Building, Conflict, and Change, Geographic Perspectives on the Norwegian-American Experience in Frontier Wisconsin,” by Ann Marie Legreid IN Wisconsin Land and Life, The University of Wisconsin Press, 1997, edited by Robert C. Ostergren and Thomas R. Vale.
The Jacobson Family from Laerdal Parish, Sogn Og Fjordane County, Norway: Pioneer Norwegian Settlers in Greenwood Township, Vernon County, Wisconsin
Lawrence W. Onsager
The Jacobson family emigrated from Laerdal in Sogn og Fjordane County, Norway to Greenwood Township, Vernon County, Wisconsin between 1857 and 1882. They were members of the Greenwood Norwegian Lutheran Church and were part of the Greenwood Norwegian-American Settlement in Vernon County.
This genealogy is part of a prosopographical study of the Greenwood settlement. Prosopographical research has the goal of learning about patterns of relationships and activities through the study of collective biography. Prosopography is interested in the details of individuals' lives and relationships not only with family but also with in-laws, friends, clients, business contacts and so forth. Even one-time contacts may be important.
An example of such a study is Robert Anderson’s article “The Joys of Prosopography: Collective Biography for Genealogists,” in the American Ancestors magazine, where he discusses applying the principles of prosopography to genealogical research in his Great Migration study.