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Faculty & Staff Summer Reading Ideas: Wong Edition

Faculty & Staff Summer Reading Ideas: Wong Edition By Karlvin Wong Larry J. Waters, Roy B. Zuck (editors).  Why, O God? Suffering and Disability in the Bible and Church. This book is a collection of articles/reflections written by various authors discussing the theology of suffering. David Platt, Radical. This book is a challenge to Christians […]


Faculty & Staff Summer Reading Ideas: Schrum Edition

Faculty & Staff Summer Reading Ideas: Schrum Edition By Steven Schrum Kenda Creasy Dean, Almost Christian.  I heard a pastor mention this book in a sermon a few years ago and wanted to read it for myself.  Dean asks why so many young people lose their faith after high school.  The problem, she argues, is […]


Faculty & Staff Summer Reading Ideas: Howell Edition

Faculty & Staff Summer Reading Ideas: Howell Edition By Jay Howell Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Crime and Punishment — I finished reading through Dickens’s novels a couple of summers ago, and moved on to Dostoyevsky. I’ve read Crime and Punishment several times, but wanted to read it and other works in preparation for our seminar over Brothers. […]


Faculty & Staff Summer Reading Ideas: Lewis Edition

Faculty & Staff Summer Reading Ideas: Lewis Edition By Matt Lewis Fleming Rutledge,  The Crucifixion – Rutledge is a gifted preacher and theologian who has an infectious love for God and his word. In this book, Rutledge brings us back to the absolute necessity of the Cross, in all its harrowing detail, and its centrality […]


Faculty & Staff Summer Reading Ideas: Nelson Edition

Faculty & Staff Summer Reading Ideas: Nelson Edition By Hannah Nelson Abu Bakh Muhammad ibn Tufail, The Legend of Hayy Ibn Yaqzan: Alive, Son of Awake – While teaching about Umayyad Spain this past quarter, I developed an interest in Moorish poetry. Peter Adamson, Interpreting Avicenna – While teaching about Avicenna in a 5th grade […]


Faculty & Staff Reading Ideas: Martin Edition

Faculty & Staff Reading Ideas: Martin Edition By Rae Ann Martin Carlos Fuentes, The Buried Mirror – I read bits and pieces of this book when I was in grad school and have always wanted to read the entire work.  In addition, I have read other works by Fuentes, mostly fiction novels, and have really […]


Faculty & Staff Reading Ideas: Little Edition

Faculty & Staff Reading Ideas: Little Edition By Louie Little JRR Tolkein, The Lord of the Rings Trilogy– When my daughter, Katie, decided to re-read the Lord of the Rings Trilogy, I joined her.  When we read these books, we watched the epic Lord of the Ring movies directed by Peter Jackson.   JRR Tolkein, The […]


Faculty & Staff Reading Ideas: Robson Edition

Faculty & Staff Reading Ideas: Robson Edition By Brenda Robson Jane Austen, Persuasion. I was inspired to read this because Professor Benson posted an interesting article about Jane Austen. I persuaded my book club to read it as it is said to be her most “moving and mature” works.  Louisa May Alcott, Little Women. The […]


Faculty & Staff Reading Ideas: Jeffrey Edition

Faculty & Staff Reading Ideas: Jeffrey Edition By Joshua Jeffrey This has been a particularly difficult summer for finding time to read, but I’m working on the following:  Albert Camus, The Plague. I’m reading this one on the recommendation of Professor Benson, my parents, and much of the rest of the country, it seems. Blaise […]


Faculty & Staff Reading Ideas: Hammond Edition

Faculty & Staff Reading Ideas: Hammond Edition By Bailey Hammond Nikos Kazantzakis, Zorba the Greek. While studying abroad in Greece during college, I quickly learned how loved this masterpiece is by modern Greeks. This text will make you yearn for the lively shores of Crete and inspire you to dance – seriously, one of the […]