TRAVEL WELL WITH DEMENTIA
BY JAN DOUGHERTY ’74
A diagnosis of dementia or Alzheimer’s disease doesn’t mean someone has to give up everything they love. For those who enjoy travel, and want to continue to do so, “Travel Well with Dementia: Essential Tips to Enjoy the Journey” is a must-read that appeals both to people living with mild dementia and their loved ones. Learn how to travel with confidence and success with your person living with dementia. This book provides practical tips, solutions, and resources that anyone can easily put into place immediately.
COURAGE…CHRONICLED IN THE SAND
BY JENNIFER GRETZEMA ’98
Today, a growing number of older adults — both Christians and their neighbors — are discontent with current cultural assumptions about retirement. Some sell the idea that retirement will be a perpetual vacation; others that it’s “unbiblical” to retire. “An Uncommon Guide to Retirement: Finding God’s Purpose for the Next Season of Life” gives readers a practical and hopeful vision for thinking about work, rest, calling, and becoming “elders” filled with wisdom.
DEATH OF A WANDERING WOLF
BY JULIA BUCKLEY ’87
Hana Keller is enjoying a day off from serving tea and delicious pastries at her family’s Hungarian Tea House when her downtime turns deadly. She’s usually on the hunt for teacups, but when she spots a rare wolf figurine at a local yard sale, she knows it’s her lucky day. Hana also knows the wolf is valuable and tells the seller that he’s charging too little for it. His reaction is peculiar — he says he received the wolf from someone he doesn’t trust and he just wants it out of his life. Hana is inspecting her new prize when she finds a tiny microchip attached to the bottom of the porcelain wolf, which her police detective boyfriend, Erik, discovers is actually a tracking device.
They decide to confront the seller but when they arrive at his house,
they find him dead. Erik and Hana now must hunt a calculating killer who
has no intentions of crying wolf when it comes to murder.
ENGINEERING’S PUBLIC-PROTECTION PREDICAMENT: REFORM EDUCATION AND LICENSURE FOR A SAFER SOCIETY
BY STUART WALESH ’63
Every day across America, water supply systems supply, airplanes fly, chemical plants process, dams dam, generators generate, water treatment plants treat, carnival rides spin, wind turbines turn, refineries refine, pipelines pipe, nuclear reactors react, bridges cross, offshore oil wells pump, and satellites orbit. All of us have a stake in engineering. “Engineering’s Public-Protection Predicament” will help concerned citizen stakeholders and potential engineers more fully understand engineering’s successes and challenges. This book will also enable engineering educators and practitioners,
along with licensing boards, engineering societies, and others to build on
achievements and resolve engineering’s public-protection predicament.
MUSEUMS INSIDE OUT
BY MARK RECTANUS ’76
In “Museums Inside Out,” Mark W. Rectanus investigates how museums are blurring the boundaries between their gallery walls and public spaces. He examines how artists are challenging and changing museums, taking readers deep into new experiments in exhibition making while also offering insights about how museums currently exemplify the fusion of the creative and digital economies.
SYSTEM ADMINISTRATION ETHICS
BY TOM LITTERER ’88
Successfully navigate through the ever changing world of technology and ethics and reconcile system administration principles for separation of duty, account segmentation, administrative groups, and data protection. This book serves as an equitable guideline in helping system administrators, engineers — as well as their managers — on coping with the ethical challenges of technology and security in the modern data center by providing real-life stories, scenarios, and using cases from companies both large and small.
FARMER BEAR’S GARDEN
BY CHRIS MAGEE ’02
This picture book tells the story of a father bear and his son planting
their first garden together. Farmer Bear shows Little Bear how to plant the seeds, take care of them throughout the summer, and harvest everything once it’s ready. But then Little Bear learns an even more important lesson — the joy of sharing what you’ve grown with your friends and neighbors. Some neighbors give them gifts in return, but when one just says “thank you,”
Little Bear finds out that making people happy is its own reward. “Farmer Bear’s
Garden” seeks to inspire an interest in gardening and growing things, as well as
teach lessons about being a good neighbor.
WHAT THEY DON’T TELL YOU ABOUT HAVING A BABY
BY HEATHER JOHNSON ’74
Bringing a baby into the world is one of the most beautiful, natural parts of life, but that certainly doesn’t mean it’s easy! This guide covers everything from tips
and tricks for a smooth conception, how much caffeine is really okay during pregnancy, how to survive those first several confusing postpartum weeks and everything in between. Dr. Johnson shares the lessons she’s learned from her 40 years of experience. Babies don’t come with an owner’s manual, but “What They Don’t Tell You About Having a Baby” is a great start.
EMBODIED: CLERGY WOMEN AND THE SOLIDARITY OF A MOTHERING GOD
BY LEE ANN MACHOSKY ’01 POMRENKE
For women raising children while leading in ministry, life is a deep set of particular blessings intertwined with challenges. This book is for clergy who are also mothers, with powerful encouragement to share the teeth gritting beauty of this tension with those who can support us. Stories worthy of tears, chuckles, or groans from the lives of “clergy mamas” may echo the reader’s as the author confronts the assumptions people make about mothers who lead. Every chapter ends with reflection questions for clergy mothers — and some specifically for the people who need to engage with them.
THE COLLABORATION EFFECT
BY MIKE GREGORY ’77
With 25 years of multi-level leadership experience and owning
his own consulting firm, author Michael Gregory wrote “The Collaboration Effect” to help leaders become more focused on the tasks at hand, provide them with confidence when navigating difficult situations, and result in more peace in professional and personal relationships. This book is perfect for executive-level leaders, mid-level managers, front-line supervisors, team leads, or anyone who has to lead in a given situation.
WHAT COMES NEXT?
BY NICHOLAS SKYTLAND ’02 AND ALICIA LLEWELLYN
In “What Comes Next?” strategists and innovation experts Nick Skytland and Ali Llewellyn use the eight elements of their Futures Framework to teach us how to help shape the future, be visionary, and grow our businesses and ministries. This future thinking process is a proven solution for executives, entrepreneurs, pastors, and anyone in between who struggles to respond to an everchanging world.
A KNIGHT FOR A QUEEN
BY HANNAH BAUER ’13 OLSEN
Chara is Mittelan’s princess and last living heir. Her war ravaged country is just weeks away from surrendering control to Norrfalt through Chara’s arranged marriage to the enemy prince — unless she can get to the borderlands and expose the plot forcing her down the aisle. Elliot is a peasant boy and a formidable fighter. His abusive stepfather has taken everything from him, but he’s got a plan to use his skills with a blade to earn back what is rightfully his. Seeking a capable champion to guide her to the border, Chara disguises herself and enters the Woodland Games, a clandestine tournament where peasants
fight for honor and glory and hefty payouts. There, she discovers Elliot and
persuades him to join her. But as Chara’s deception spirals out of control, she
and Elliot both must decide how far they are willing to go — and who they are
willing to betray — in their intertwined quests for freedom.
THE CHURCH UNKNOWN
BY REV. SETH NELSON ’08
The church in America is facing a bleak future, or so it seems. People are staying away from congregations in increasing numbers, especially Millennials. The world has changed dramatically in a very short amount of time, leaving the church at a loss for what tomorrow holds. “The Church Unknown” looks at the reality of church decline in the present, exploring how generational divide, changes in the wider world, and dynamics in church history have resulted in lower church attendance among Americans today. Rev. Seth Nelson explores these challenges and shares his perspective on what younger generations are looking for from the church as we all move into a future unknown.
INTO THE SUNSHINE
BY MARK RITTER ’01
This contemporary novel tells a powerful and memorable story that highlights the beauty of love, the challenges of life, and the uplifting power of hope and faith. The story focuses on Kevin and Megan who happen to cross paths eight years after their college relationship ended abruptly. Shortly after they decide to reunite, their biggest difficulty soon becomes the health problems that Megan now faces. As they both come to the startling realization that these may be Megan’s last months of her life, they learn about the beauty, challenges, and impermanence of life on earth — and most importantly, how to trust
God through all of it.
INDIGENOUS RELIGION(S): LOCAL GROUNDS, GLOBAL NETWORKS
BY GREGORY ALLES ’77
This book sheds light on the contemporary lives of indigenous religion(s), through case studies from Sápmi, Nagaland, Talamanca, Hawai`i, and Gujarat, and through a shared focus on translations, performances, mediation and sovereignty. It builds on long-term case studies and on the collaborative comparison of a long-term project, including shared fieldwork. At the center of its concerns are translations between a globalizing discourse (indigenous religion in the singular) and distinct local traditions (indigenous
religions in the plural).