Arrived on New Academic the week of December 30, 2013

The Insanity of Obedience: Walking with Jesus in Tough Places by Nik Ripken (B&H Publishing Group. 9781433673092. Paperback. $15.99)

The Insanity of Obedience is a bold challenge to global discipleship. Nik Ripken exposes the danger of safe Christianity and calls readers to something greater. The Insanity of Obedience challenges Christians in the same, provocative way that Jesus did. This book dares you—and prepares you—to cross the street and the oceans with the Good News of Jesus Christ.

Nik Ripken is the world’s leading expert on the persecuted church in Muslim contexts. He is a missions veteran of 25 years, having served primarily in North Africa and the Middle East.


Harriet Beecher Stowe: A Spiritual Life by Nancy Koester (Library of Religious Biography Series. Eerdmans. 9780802833044. Paperback. $24.00)

"The daughter, sister, and wife of prominent clergymen and theologians, Harriet Beecher Stowe outshone them all in her impact on American religion and reform. Her life and work were framed by a spiritual quest that led from her ancestral Calvinism to high-church Episcopalianism and even spiritualism. Nancy Koester’s lucid narrative and penetrating analysis carry the reader along unfailingly on this fascinating quest." — James M. McPherson, Pulitzer Prize winner for Battle Cry of Freedom: The Civil War Era

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