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By on April 11, 2018 in ACU Today Magazine with 0 Comments
Selections of books published by Abilene Christian University or those written, edited, compiled or contributed by ACU alumni, faculty, staff and students. To submit books for consideration, email hadfieldr@acu.edu.   

Heart on the Line

By Karen (Gaskin ’93) Witemeyer
ISBN 978-0764212826 • 336 pages
Bethanyhouse.com
http://bakerpublishinggroup.com/books/heart-on-the-line/352750

When Grace Mallory receives a telegram warning that her hiding place in Harper’s Station has been discovered, her best chance to save herself and unravel the mystery surrounding her father’s death involves trusting a man she’s only ever known over the telegraph line. Can blind trust lead to true love?


Diversity Matters

RACE, ETHNICITY, AND THE FUTURE OF CHRISTIAN HIGHER EDUCATION

By Karen A. Longman
ISBN 978-0891124542 • 336 pages
Acupressbooks.com
https://store.acupressbooks.com/products/diversity-matters

Dr. Jennifer (Wade ’92) Shewmaker, ACU professor of psychology and associate dean of teaching and learning, is a contributing author in this important book about diversity on the campuses of Christian colleges and universities.


A Cooked-Up Fairy Tale

By Penny Parker Klostermann (’77)
ISBN 978-1101932322 • 40 pages
Penguinrandomhouse.com
https://www.penguinrandomhouse.com/books/253653/a-cooked-up-fairy-tale-by-penny-parker-klostermann-illustrated-by-ben-mantle/

Another book for young readers by the award-winning author and poet is a mash-up in which a well-meaning chef accidentally cooks with ingredients essential to famous fairy tales.


Honoring Aging Parents

HOW TO GROW UP WHEN MOM AND DAD GROW OLD

By Klaus Dannenberg and Bruce Black (’77)
ISBN 978-1539853398 • 262 pages
Createspace.com
https://www.amazon.com/Honoring-Aging-Parents-Grow-When/dp/153985339X/

A practical Christian perspective on the medical, financial, emotional and spiritual aspects of being a care-giver for aging parents, one of the most important responsibilities any son or daughter will be asked to fill.


Eucharist and Ecclesiology

ESSAYS IN HONOR OF DR. EVERETT FERGUSON

Edited by Dr. Wendell Willis (’67 M.A.)
ISBN 978-9781498282925 • 206 pages
Wipfandstock.com
http://wipfandstock.com/eucharist-and-ecclesiology.html

Representatives of the Orthodox, Roman Catholic and Protestant traditions discuss the relationship of Eucharist and church. Dr. Everett Ferguson (’53) is an esteemed scholar who has published often on this subject; the LeMoine G. Lewis Professor Emeritus of Church History and Distinguished Scholar-in-Residence taught from 1962-90 at ACU.


On Evil, Providence, and Freedom

A NEW READING OF MOLINA

By Mark B. Wiebe (’02)
ISBN 978-0875807522 • 180 pages
Niupress.nieu.edu
http://www.niupress.niu.edu/niupress/scripts/book/bookResults.asp?ID=792

Wiebe explores, develops and defends Luis de Molina’s 16th-century work about the reconciliation of divine providence, grace and free will.


4th Dimension Leadership

A RADICAL STRATEGY FOR CREATING AN AUTHENTIC SERVANT LEADERSHIP CULTURE

By Ron Holifield (’80)
ISBN 978-1634920377 • 186 pages
booklocker.com
https://www.amazon.com/4TH-DIMENSION-LEADERSHIP-Authentic-Leadership/dp/1634920376

The roots of great leadership are healthy relationships, but the fruit of great leadership is the ability to thrive in a rapidly changing world while managing the constructive tension between healthy relationships and dynamic change.


Hometown Texas

By Joe Holley (’68)
ISBN 978-0890989135 • 304 pages
tupress.org
http://tupress.org/books/hometown-texas

Explore three dozen stories about small-town Texans who take the hand they’ve been dealt – fate, family, circumstance, luck – and craft a life for themselves. Holley’s “Native Texan” column appears Sundays in the Houston Chronicle, where his editorial writing earned him a 2017 Pulitzer Prize nomination.


Riley

BOOK 2 IN THE FOX AND THE GIRL SERIES

By Frankie Yandow (Jonathan Kuiper, ’11 M.A.)
AISN B01M1D04PF • 280 pages
Frankieyandow.com
https://www.amazon.com/Riley-Fox-Girl-Book-2-ebook/dp/B01M1D04PF/

Book 2 in The Fox and the Girl series is a coming-of-age tale written for middle grade/young adult readers. Kuiper, who earned a master’s in conflict resolution from ACU, teaches at an international school in Brindisi, Italy.  


English Lessons

THE CROOKED PATH OF GROWING TOWARD FAITH

By Andrea Lucado (’08)
ISBN 978-1601428950 • 240 pages
waterbrookmultnomah.com
http://waterbrookmultnomah.com/books/535563/english-lessons-by-andrea-lucado/

The daughter of best-selling Christian author Max Lucado (’77) recounts her own journey through graduate school in Europe, wrestling with faith, doubt and spiritual identity during a time of significant personal growth.

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About the Author: Ron Hadfield is editor of ACU Today magazine and assistant vice president for university communication at Abilene Christian, where he began work in 1983 overseeing Creative Services at his alma mater.
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