Reviews

Book Review: From the Garden to the City

March 1st, 2010

by John Dyer (Grand Rapids: Kregel, 2011, 192 pages) John Dyer is Executive Director of Communications and Educational Technology at Dallas Theological Seminary. He has published articles in Collide Magazine and Christianity Today and authors the blog donteatthefruit.com. Book review by Dr. David Stearns Technology and Culture “One of the most dangerous things you can […]

Book Review: The Art of the Commonplace

March 1st, 2010

By Wendell Berry; edited by Norman Wirzba (Berkeley: Counterpoint, 2003. 352 pp.) Born in rural Kentucky, Wendell Berry is a farmer, critic, and prolific author. He has published many novels, essays, poems, and short stories. He obtained a Guggenheim Foundation Fellowship and taught English at New York University before taking a position on faculty at […]

Book Review: Business for the Common Good

March 1st, 2010

by Kenman L. Wong and Scott B. Rae (Downers Grove: IVP Academic, 2011. 288 pp) Kenman Wong, professor of business ethics at Seattle Pacific University, teaches courses in the fields of ethics and microfinance. A graduate of Biola University, the University of Washington, and the University of Southern California (where he received his doctorate in […]

Book Review: Economy of Grace

March 1st, 2010

by Kathryn Tanner (Minneapolis: Fortress Press, 2005. 172 pp) Kathryn Tanner is a professor of systematic theology at Yale Divinity School. She previously taught at the University of Chicago. Tanner focuses her research on constructive Christian theology relating to social, cultural, and feminist theory. On top of her numerous books and published articles, Tanner serves […]

Book Review: The Poor Will Be Glad: Joining the Revolution to Lift the World Out of Poverty

March 1st, 2010

by Peter Greer, Phil Smith, and Jeremy Cowart (photography) (Zondervan, 2009. 288 pp) On Friday, January 15, 2010, Peter Greer, president of HOPE International presented a talk on SPU’s campus about themes from the book, including the power of microfinance. HOPE International is a faith-based global microfinance organization serving hundreds of thousands of entrepreneurs in 14 countries. […]