October 4, 2013

Cleaning House: A Mom's 12-Month Experiment to Rid Her Home of Youth Entitlement

Kay (Wills) Wyma, BA '88, of Dallas, shares how she introduced her five kids to basic life skills and the ways meaningful work can increase earned self-confidence and concern for others. The changes may inspire readers to launch their own campaigns to dislodge kids from the center of their universe. Wyma's book was featured on The Today Show.

WaterBrook Press, 2012 -- 288 pages


The C.S. Lewis Phenomenon: Christianity and the Public Sphere

Dr. Samuel Joeckel, MA '98, of Palm Beach Gardens, explores Lewis's identity as a public intellectual, showing how the conventions of the public sphere shaped his own writings and also books and articles about Lewis. The book offers a new way to understand Lewis's accomplishments as well as the cultural phenomenon he left in his wake. Joeckel is associate professor of English at Palm Beach Atlantic University.

Mercer UP, 2013 -- 444 pages


The Night Before Christmas in Texas //
The Night Before Christmas in New York

Roblyn (Markham) Herndon, BA '54, of Houston, and Betty Lou Phillips have taken Santa and Mrs. Claus on two more vacations in The Night Before Christmas in Texas and The Night Before Christmas in New York. The Texas version includes Baylor, of course.

Gibbs Smith, 2013 -- 32 pages


From Zion to Atlanta: Memoirs

Walker Leigh Knight, BA '49, of Decatur, Ga., follows the theme of searching for his father, who in 1942 abandoned his family of eight children. Knight was associate editor of the weekly paper of the Baptist General Convention of Texas and led editorial services for the Baptist Home Mission Board. His poem, "The Peacemaker," was quoted by President Jimmy Carter when the Israeli-Egyptian peace treaty was signed in 1979. In 1983, he and Bill Moyers helped found a publication called Baptists Today.

Nurturing Faith, 2013 -- 252 pages


Without Regret: Be More, See More, Achieve More that Really Matters

Dr. J. Michael Godfrey, BMEd '77, PhD '05, of Robinson, Texas, is the creator of an award winning mentoring program and founder of True Course, a company that provides coaching, training and consulting to businesses and churches. Godfrey lectures at Baylor, is a professional certified coach and has 38 years of experience in ministry.

Thomas Noble, 2013 -- 182 pages


Untangling Alzheimer's: The Guide for Families and Professionals

Gerontologist and nationally recognized dementia speaker Tam Cummings, BA '94, MS '99, of Purmela, Texas, takes the fear, mystery and complexity out of a dementia diagnosis in her fourth book for caregivers.

The Dementia Association, 2013 -- 281 pages


The Age of the Sages: The Axial Age in Asia and the Near East

Mark W. Muesse, BA '79, presents a study of the formation of the major world religions during the first millennium BCE. Muesse serves as The W.J. Millard Professor of Religious Studies and director of the program in Asian Studies at Rhodes College in Memphis, Tenn.

Fortress Press, 2013 -- 224 pages


Evening: Morning

Mark Waldrop, Jack Parker, Jeremy Bush, and Mike Dodson, former members of the David Crowder*Band, have formed a new band called The Digital Age. Their new alternative rock album celebrates rebirth and hopefulness, reinforcing the belief that the Church is beautiful, diverse, creative and alive. 	Fair Trade Services, 2013

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