Last night, I began reading Jack Deere’s Even In Our Darkness. Being a graduate of Dallas Seminary, I knew a little bit about this former instructor, but after reading his memoir, I know him much more. I was not prepared for the encounter.
Western alumnus Micah Yarborough has published a book co-written with his wife, Bobbi Jo, entitled My Anchor Holds Within the Veil: Bipolar Disorder and God’s Providence. This is a unique book—one that integrates professional, theological, and personal perspectives. Transformed recently interviewed Micah about the composition and content of this important book.
I am always pleased to find a new publication by my colleague and good friend, John (“Jack”) Beck, who serves on the adjunct faculty of the Jerusalem University College. John has traveled extensively in the land of Israel and has a passion to make the message of the Bible more understandable to Christians by explaining how the geography, culture and climate of the biblical world impacts the biblical message.
The Uzziah Syndrome was written in response to a contemporary leadership crisis. According to the author’s research, within thirty years of beginning their ministries, 80 percent of pastors and other Christian leaders will no longer be involved in active ministry.
To start off the new year, we asked a number of Western faculty and staff members to weigh in on their favorite reads from the past year in the fields of biblical studies, theology, pastoral ministry, spiritual disciplines, and missions/cultural engagement. These are titles to consider as you begin putting together your reading list for 2018.