Recent books authored or edited by Andrews University Faculty
Seventh-day Adventist Theological Seminary
First we formulate our understanding of the biblical account of the Creation, Fall, and the New Creation, then turn to issues regarding the interface between science and faith. We do so from the perspective of faith in a personal God as contrasted with more impersonal approaches to the divine nature. Our purpose is to facilitate constructive dialogue regarding differing worldviews such as a recent biblical Creation model contrasted with an ancient life on earth model. The document concludes by focusing on the proper stewardship of Creation.
The 2009 Urban Design Studio, Andrew C. von Maur, Paula Dronen, and Daniel Acevedo
Diverse cultures and the high desert have always defined the unique American story of Santa Fe. For centuries Santa Feans have shaped their city’s buildings and spaces for economic opportunity while conserving the precious natural resources of northern New Mexico. This history of continuous change and preservation has yielded the distinctive identity of Santa Fe. Its spirit and values are manifested in its people and culture, its art and architecture, and its health-giving natural beauty. Within this context, Santa Fe seeks to cultivate a Living Tradition, rooted in its past and anticipating the future. Restored and improved for the next generation of Santa Feans, Barrio Capital de Analco continues this timeless tradition of community building.
Roger Dudley and Allen Walshe
Millennials in your community range in age from 15 to 32. The youngest are in the early years of high school and the oldest may or may not be married with families. One important Millennial generation attribute is delayed commitment. Ministering with Millennials starts with a complete overview of this interesting and important generation.
Papers presented at the 180 Symposium covered five major ministry themes:
- The Search for Identity
- Relationships are the Key
- Spirituality is Essential
- There is a Call for Leadership
- A Theme of Service
Among the 25 papers included in Ministering with Millennials, you will find powerful ministry ideas presented by Steve Case, Michaela Lawrence, Chris Blake, Lisa Hope, Ron Whitehead, Allan Walshe, Victor Marley and many others. Topics covered include the importance of church climate, using short term mission trips as a connector, creating relational young adult ministries and how to “hand on faith” to the next generation.
The Millennial generation is looking for meaning. They are investing themselves in finding a way that will lead to personal relationships and involvement that makes a difference. Is your congregation ready to minister with Millennials?
Bruce Wrenn, Philip Kotler, and Norman Shawchuck
You probably have a fairly good idea of what it took to construct the building in which your congregation meets. First, there was a recognized need for a building, followed by a budget, blueprints, fund-raising, construction workers, and building materials, and voila! The structure proudly stands as a monument to the effective implementation of a well-thought-out plan.
The process of building a strong congregation is basically the same. And you've got to start with a plan.
Building Strong Congregations contains the tools you need to make your congregation's ministry more effective. Worksheets after each chapter walk you through a step-by-step application of the material covered and help you put together a plan of action. You'll also learn how to find answers unique to your organization for such questions as:
- What is your congregation's mission?
- Whom should your congregation try to reach, and how?
- What does your congregation have to offer?
- Why should people choose to associate with your congregation and not the one down the street?
- How would their needs be met?
- How do you ensure that they will want to remain participants in the life and ministry of your congregation? (publisher website)
Robson Moura Marinho
Depois de mais de 16 mil cópias vendidas, chega a nova edição de A Arte de Pregar, totalmente atualizada, revista e ampliada. Nela o leitor encontrará: • Uma seção inteiramente nova que trata de como alcançar o ouvinte pós-moderno, com temas como: tipos de ouvintes e de pregadores; visões de mundo do ouvinte pós-moderno; temas bíblicos para o Pós-Modernismo; comunicando a mensagem a ouvintes pós-modernos; • Capítulos ampliados e reescritos; • Bibliografia ampliada e atualizada; • Um DVD contendo o curso 7 Fatores da Pregação Relevante.
The 2008 Urban Design Studio, Andrew C. von Maur, and Tony Homenchuk
This document is intended to help restore a sustainable conservation and settlement tradition on Great Abaco Island, The Bahamas. Its fundamental purpose is to serve the people of Abaco as a guide for future deliberations and decisions that affect the way people build and live. It is a broad proposal that advocates the building of civil communities, the pursuit of economically and environmentally sustainable development practices, and the building and preservation of places that are useful, beautiful and meaningful.
Planning Abaco was prepared to be a useful document with realistic ambitions, despite the fact that its tone is set by high ideals. It includes many illustrations that may appear at first glance to be impossible in the face of current conditions. Its broad scope and detailed proposals may challenge even the boldest visionary. However, after carefully studying this document in its entirety, the reader is encouraged to consider its true significance to the future of the Abaco community. Without such a strategy, will Abaco be able to continue to grow economically and not destroy the environmental and cultural assets that are the backbone of its economy and identity? Will it be able to harness future growth towards something sustainable, something profitable, something beautiful, something good? In keeping with centuries of Bahamian traditions and the best practices of the New Urbanism, this document suggests that settlementmaking in the 21st century can be an enterprise of building communities, landscapes and places worth loving. Great Abaco Island is in the unique position to lead the nation in an effort to do just this. This document builds on previous and current planning and conservation efforts and is intended to be a useful guide for future development on Abaco. In particular, this proposal draws from recent efforts by the Sandy Point community, Friends of the Environment, the Bahamas National Trust, and various independent citizens, researchers, developers, businesses and patrons of Bahamian culture. However, the proposals and assessments presented here are only a first small step in a much larger effort of cultivating places. Leaders in politics, business, conservation, and town planning professionals with a proven record of successful placemaking will need to build upon this work to advance its vision. Planning Abaco includes both, visionary illustrations which depict a possible future, as well as tools for the mechanisms of contemporary planning culture. It is essential for the reader to understand the difference: the pictures provide the vision, the diagrams provide tools for understanding, and the code provides a mechanism for implementation.
This proposal asks citizens, government officials, conservationists, business owners and developers to work together towards something that can be truly fruitful to all. It is for them that this document has been prepared.
The North End Plan: An Urban Design Proposal and Architectural Pattern Book Produced for Michigan City, Indiana
The 2007 Urban Design Studio and Andrew C. von Maur
This plan is intended to serve the citizens of Michigan City, Indiana as a plan for urban growth in the city’s North End. It’s most fundamental purpose is to guide future deliberations and decisions which affect the way people build and live. It is a plan which advocates the building of civil communities, the pursuit of economically and environmentally sustainable development practices, and the building and preservation of places which are useful, beautiful and meaningful.
The North End Plan was prepared to be a useful document with realistic ambitions, despite the fact that its tone is set by high ideals. It includes many illustrations which may appear to be impossible in the face of current conditions. Its broad scope and detailed proposals may challenge even the boldest visionary. However, after carefully studying this document in its entirety, the reader is encouraged to consider its true significance to the future of the Michigan City community. Will Michigan City be able to reestablish a substantial North End population in the face of suburban sprawl without such a strategy? Will it be able to harness future growth towards something sustainable, something profitable, something beautiful, something good? In keeping with centuries of American traditions and the practices of the New Urbanism, this plan suggests that townmaking in the 21st century can be an enterprise of building communities and places worth loving. The North End of Michigan City can continue to be such a place.
This project builds on previous and current planning efforts and is intended to become a useful guide for future development. In particular, this proposal draws from recent efforts by the city’s Mayor’s Office, the Michigan City North End Advocacy Team (MCNEAT), and from recent streetscape improvement efforts within the Elston Grove neighborhood.
This plan includes both, visionary illustrations which depict a possible future, as well as tools for the mechanisms of contemporary planning culture. It is essential for the reader to understand the difference: the pictures provide the vision, the diagrams provide tools for understanding, and the code and pattern book provide mechanisms for implementation. This plan asks citizens, government officials, business owners and developers to work together towards something that can be truly fruitful to all. The first step, however, must be taken by the citizens, business owners and property owners of the North End. It is for them that this document has been prepared.
Between Alienation and Citizenship traces the history of the Black West Indian immigrant society in Panama from 1914 to 1964. Originally brought to Panama by the Americans and French as labor for the building of the Panama Canal, many of the workers stayed behind after completion of the canal to work for the Americans. Buffeted and battered by racism and prejudice from the Americans and xenophobia and chauvinism from the Panamanians, they created a thriving and even occasionally flourishing subculture and society. During much of the 50 years encompassed in this study, the Panamanian Black West Indian society existed in a kind of no man's land. The Panamanians were unwilling to accept them as full citizens even though many were born in Panama, and the Americans treated them as second-class citizens. The immigrants, also known as 'nowhereans,' faced this crisis of identity and homelessness with a steely determination and tenacity to survive. They established institutions, schools, churches, businesses, and profoundly changed the life and culture of Panama in ways that are still evident today. Between Alienation and Citizenship is a story of survival, tenacity, determination, and courage. (From Publisher Description)
The 2006 Urban Design Studio and Andrew C. von Maur
This plan is intended to serve the citizens of Harrison County, Mississippi as a plan for urban growth in the Saucier community. It’s most fundamental purpose is to guide future deliberations and decisions which affect the way people build and live. It is a plan which advocates the building of civil communities, the pursuit of economically and environmentally sustainable development practices, and the building and preservation of places which are useful, beautiful and meaningful.
The Saucier Town Plan was prepared to be a useful document with realistic ambitions, despite the fact that its tone is set by high ideals. It includes many illustrations which may appear to be impossible in the face of current conditions. Its broad scope and detailed proposals may challenge even the boldest visionary. However, after carefully studying this document in its entirety, the reader is encouraged to consider its true significance to the future of the Saucier community. Will Saucier be able to preserve its rural character in the face of coastal sprawl without such a strategy? Will it be able to harness future growth towards something sustainable, something profitable, something beautiful, something good? In keeping with centuries of American traditions and the practices of the New Urbanism, this plan suggests that townmaking in the 21st century can be an enterprise of building communities and places worth loving. Saucier can continue to be such a place.
This project builds on previous planning efforts and is intended to become part of the Harrison County Smart Growth Resource Guide, the development of which began prior to Hurricane Katrina. In particular, this proposal is a direct outcome of the 2006 Community Plan for Saucier by Ohio State University, which identified the community’s desire to build a new town center at Saucier proper.
This plan includes both, visionary illustrations which depict a possible future, as well as tools for the mechanisms of contemporary planning culture. It is essential for the reader to understand the difference: the pictures provide the vision, the diagrams provide tools for understanding, and the code provides a mechanism for implementation. This plan asks citizens, government officials, business owners and developers to work together towards something that can be truly fruitful to all. The first step, however, must be taken by the property owners and residents of Saucier proper. It is for them that this document has been prepared.
Higher education institutions have traditionally vied for renown for quality education, with external measurements such as achievement levels of graduating students and later graduate success as two evidences of that quality. In some countries external monitoring of final examinations has provided a measuring rod of institutional success; in others, other performance indicators have been used. In more recent years, however, significant focus has shifted internationally not just to evidence of institutional outcomes, but the internal processes by which quality is assured. Coupled with this has been an increased emphasis on the more formative elements of achieving quality, not just in the academic arena, but in all areas of campus operation. For Seventh-day Adventist institutions the self-reflection this holistic consideration of quality demands also reflects the church emphasis on education that focuses on the whole person (physical, mental, spiritual, emotional). This invites administrators to use quality management structures and improvement processes to enrich education and delight its customers in the spiritual areas as well as in the academic, social, physical and emotional spheres.
Texts on strategic planning are numerous, particularly in relation to the business sector, and higher education has often largely employed a business model in its own approaches to developing strategy. However, in more recent years writers have focused on the specific needs of the higher education environment in planning. This booklet seeks to capture the essence of the debates on strategy in planning, in order to provide a framework for higher education planning that will meet the best standards of practice internationally.
Dr. Staples is a multi-talented and broadly experienced person. He operates as a pastor and preacher, churchman and administrator, scholar and teacher, theologian and missiologist, and specialist in Arminianism and Methodism. As seen by his colleagues, he is a person of wisdom and knowledge, balance and moderation, compassion and justice, integrity and forthrightness, clarity and articulateness, strength and even-temperedness, discipline and motivation, order and ease, commitment and spirituality, denominational conviction and ecumenical understanding, graciousness and urbanity, class and commonness. His depth and spirituality have deepened and broadened the faith of his peers, pupils, and parishioners.
Contributors to this Festschrift are some of Dr. Staples form students, colleagues, and friends. The editor fo the Festschrift is Rudi Maier, Associate Professor of World Mission at Andrews University. (back cover).
Robson Moura Marinho and Jayr Figueiredo de Oliveira
O livro apresenta uma discussão aberta e informativa sobre a essência da liderança no contexto empresarial brasileiro. Trazendo à tona resultados de pesquisas recentes sobre o tema, funciona como uma ferramenta útil para a aplicação prática das competências de liderança a diferentes áreas profissionais. Dividido em 18 capítulos, o livro mostra a experiência prática de diferentes organizações, analisando as 14 competências de liderança conforme a lista adaptada da Foundation for Leadership and Learning, uma entidade norte-americana dedicada a promover o desenvolvimento de liderança por meio de pesquisa, consultoria e ensino.
Stephanie A. Carpenter
Rosie the Riveter is an icon for women's industrial contribution to World War II, but history has largely overlooked the three million women who served on America's agricultural front. The Women's Land Army sent volunteers to farms, canneries, and dairies across the country, accounting for the majority of wartime agricultural labor. On the Farm Front tells for the first time the remarkable story of these women who worked to ensure both "Freedom from Want" at home and victory abroad. Formed in 1943 as part of the Emergency Farm Labor Program, the WLA placed its workers in areas where American farmers urgently needed assistance. Many farmers in even the most desperate areas, however, initially opposed women working their land. Rural administrators in the Midwest and the South yielded to necessity and employed several hundred thousand women as farm laborers by the end of the war, but those in the Great Plains and eastern Rocky Mountains remained hesitant, suffering serious agricultural and financial losses as a consequence. Carpenter reveals for the first time how the WLA revolutionized the national view of farming. By accepting all available women as agricultural workers, farmers abandoned traditional labor and stereotypical social practices. When the WLA officially disbanded in 1945, many of its women chose to remain in their agricultural jobs rather than return to a full-time home life or prewar employment. On the Farm Front illuminates the Women's Land Army's unique contribution to prosperity and victory, showing how this landmark organization changed the role of women in American society. (Publisher)
From Hadeland, Norway to Greenwood Township, Vernon County, Wisconsin and Beyond: The Story of Truls Erikson Western and Gudbjor Olsdatter Malkjaernseiet in America: Their Ancestors and Descendents
Lawrence W. Onsager
The Western family emigrated from the district of Hadeland, Christians (present Oppland) County, Norway. From there they went to Greenwood Township in Vernon County, Wisconsin and Henrietta Township in Richland County, Wisconsin. About 1900, various members of the family moved to Juneau County and the Stanley area in Chippewa and Clark counties. This book documents the story of the family through the fourth generation.
Gary V. Wood
In Heir to the Fathers, author Gary V. Wood examines the ideas that guided John Quincy Adams throughout his political career. For Wood, it is Adams' understanding of The Constitution of the United States that foregrounds a crucial link between the principles laid-forth in The Declaration of Independence and the original intent of the Framers of The Constitution. Heir to the Fathers traces this link through an examination of Adams' celebrated essay, Jubilee of the Constitution and, most significantly, through his defense of a group of Africans who mutinied aboard the slave ship Amistad. The contradictory relationship between what is stated The Declaration of Independence and The Constitution and the treatment of African slaves has been a persistent problem in any attempt to understand the legacy of freedom in the United States. Adams' argument before the Supreme Court, based on his interpretation of constitutional law, is an example of how this unique political mind comes to terms with this contradiction without abandoning the spirit of America's founding principles. Wood's discussion of Adams' political and intellectual life invites readers to reexamination the principles upon which the United States of America was founded. Heir to the Fathers is a salient addition to the study of constitutional law and history and American political thought. (Publisher)
Back to Revelation-Inspiration: Searching for the Cognitive Foundation of Christian Theology in a Postmodern World
In Back to Revelation-Inspiration, Fernando L. Canale, analyzes the two main ways in which Christianity has understood the origin of biblical knowledge. Canale proposes a way to overcome them by suggesting a new model of understanding that maximizes their strengths and avoids their weaknesses. By allowing us to see and use biblical knowledge in a new light, the new model uncovers a new foundation for theological knowledge. (Publisher description)
Paul J. Ray Jr.
"This volume presents a layer-by-layer account of the discoveries from the six Iron Age strata (12th through 5th centuries B.C.) at Tell Hesban, Jordan, with regional survey data from its immediate vicinity. Discoveries are interpreted in light of cultural, ethnological, and natural-science data as well as historical events. Implications of these finds for an understanding of the history of the biblical tribe of Reuben and the tribal kingdoms of Ammon and Moab are also examined. It includes a summary of the site and the surrounding region during the Late Bronze Age and Hellenistic periods as well as a chapter on the history of the excavation methodology of the Heshbon Expedition. There are numerous plans, photographs and pottery plates. The ceramic discussion compares the pottery of Tell Hesban with similar Iron Age forms found elsewhere in the Levant. The volume includes appendices of all loci, objects and faunal remains found in the Iron Age strata. An index is provided." AU Press catalogue
Larry G. Herr editor, Douglas R. Clark editor, Lawrence T. Geraty editor, Randall W. Younker editor, and Oystein Sakara LaBianca editor
"The fourth volume of the Madaba Plains Project series entitled Madaba Plains Project 'Umayri 4: The 1992 Season at Tall al-'Umayri and Subsequent Studies. ... This volume is dedicated to His Royal Highness Prince El-Hassan bin Talal of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan whose long-standing support of archaeology in Jordan has earned both admiration and deep respect. The field reports examine the Iron II/Persian Administrative Complex (Ch. 3), Western Defense System (Ch. 4), the Lower Southern Terrace (Ch. 5) and the Eastern Shelf (Ch. 6). These include stratigraphic information, section drawings and pottery plates. Detailed photographs and line drawings make the identification of the excavation phases clear. The pottery discussion compares the 'Umayri ceramics with other similar forms from MB II to Late Iron II/Persian found elsewhere in the Levant. The variety of objects found at 'Umayri show the diversity of human activity throughout the periods represented. These objects are presented in the preliminary report, along with other articles on the clay figurines, the reexamination of Cylinder Seal No. 3021 and two unique inscriptions." AU Press catalogue
Robson Moura Marinho
Os fundamentos da oratória aplicados à homilética. Escrito por um pastor especialista em comunicação constitui um verdadeiro arsenal de recursos para potencializar o impacto de seus sermões.