October 13, 2003

The Cultural Heritage of Arabs, Islam and the Middle East

William G. Baker, lecturer in Arabic, provides firsthand information about Arabs, how they interact within Arab society, their morés, customs, habits, cultural obligations and taboos.
Brown Books Publishing Group 2003 • 192 pages

Sacred Stories of Ordinary Families: Living the Faith in Daily Life

Dr. Diana R. Garland, chair and professor of social work and director of the Center for Family and Community Ministries, motivates readers to think about how faith shapes their own family lives by identifying resilience, strength and faith in the stories of traditional and nontraditional families.
Jossey-Bass/John Wiley Publishers 2003 • 265 pages

Cycling: A Novel

Dr. Greg Garrett, associate professor of English, takes readers on a journey of love and loss, sorrow and survival in his second novel, released in September.
Kensington Publishing Corp. 2003 • 272 pages

Shepherd Leadership: Wisdom for Leaders from Psalm 23

Dr. Blaine McCormick, assistant professor of business management at Baylor, and co-author David Davenport, distinguished professor of public policy and law at Pepperdine University, take a new look at a familiar Psalm's guiding principles for leaders in the secular business world and the religious realm. McCormick and Davenport offer new leadership methods based on an integration of spiritual wisdom with the work life.
Jossey-Bass 2003 • 160 pages

This Invisible Caring Hand: American Congregations and the Provision of Welfare

Dr. Gaynor I. Yancey, assistant professor of social work, is one of three co-authors who, with lead author Ram A. Cnaan, provide empirical data to social scientists, religious studies scholars and those involved in the debates over the role of faith-based organizations in social services, as well as to clergy and congregation members.
New York University Press 2002'• 328 pages