March 22, 2012

The Root of Riches: What if Everything
You Think about Money Is Wrong?

The SALT Plan: How to Prepare for an
Economic Crisis of Biblical Proportions

Crown Financial Ministries CEO Chuck Bentley, BA '79, of Gainesville, Ga., has recently authored his first two books. The first, The Root of Riches, challenges the mindset that accumulating money equals riches, and the second, The S.A.L.T. Plan, is a Scripture-based guide for preparing for times of hardship. Both books have been used as a basis for seminars taught in Asia and Africa.

Crown Financial Ministries, 2011 & 2012--190 & 142 pages

Works & Days

Dr. Dean Rader, BA '89, professor of English at the University of San Francisco, has won both the 2010 Writer's League of Texas Poetry Prize and the 2010 T. S. Eliot Prize for Poetry for his debut collection of poems, which already has gone into a second printing. Like its namesake, "Works and Days" by the Greek poet Hesiod, Rader's work takes on the great issues of any era -- our attempts to make sense of dreams, duty and the divine.

Truman State UP, 2010--80 pages

Feeding the Dragon: A Culinary Travelogue Through China with Recipes

During his Baylor years, Nate Tate spent a year as an exchange student in Beijing. The life-changing experience influenced him to return to China several times. Co-authored with his sister, Mary Kate, the book chronicles Tate's time traveling and living in China and includes 100 recipes.

Andrews McMeel Publishing, 2011--304 pages

This Man Called...Bull

Veterinarian and minister Dr. Jeffery J. Pruitt, of Dallas County, Texas, details the legend of Baylor's first-ever Rhodes Scholar, Ernest T. "Bull" Adams, Class of 1911. Blessed with uncommon physical prowess, the Glen Rose, Texas, native lettered in football and basketball at Baylor before becoming a brilliant lawyer, public official and amateur archaeologist.

CrossHouse Publishing, 2011--206 pages

2012 for Twentysomethings: A Young Voter's Guide to the 2012 Elections

Salvatore J. La Mastra V, BS '10, explores the important issues facing our nation today, then explains how each party proposes to address them. "I then simply let the reader decide who they believe has the best plan," he says.

Brown Books Publishing, 2012--232 pages

The Book of the Twelve: Hosea-Jonah and Micah-Malachi

Dr. James D. Nogalski, professor of religion, has published this two-volume work for the Smyth & Helwys Bible Commentary series. Nogalski's work offers an overview of the ancient traditions concerning the Book of the Twelve that lay the foundation for understanding recent scholarly developments.

Smyth & Helwys, 2011--488 & 656 pages