The Common Good
February 2012

New and Noteworthy

by Julie Polter | February 2012

Widow, Queen, Lover, Warrior; Faith in the Struggle; The Message; ‘Do Not Cast Me Away.’

Widow, Queen, Lover, Warrior
Biblical scholar Lisa M. Wolfe explores in learned detail and readable prose the stories of some of the “uppity women” of the Hebrew Bible and Apocrypha in Ruth, Esther, Song of Songs, and Judith. Cascade Books

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Faith in the Struggle
The Civil Rights Movement as Theological Drama, an initiative of the Project on Lived Theology at the University of Virginia, is a digital archive that specifically focuses on how religion was invoked by all sides during the civil rights era.

The Message
In Hip-Hop Redemption: Finding God in the Rhythm and the Rhyme, Ralph Basui Watkins, a lover of the genre and a professor of evangelism and church growth, digs deep through the good, the bad, the ugly, and the redemptive found in hip-hop and rap music. Baker Academic

‘Do Not Cast Me Away’
A Vision for the Aging Church: Renewing Ministry for and by Seniors is a passionate and informative call to the church to embrace, learn from, and empower our elders. Co-written by James M. Houston, a theologian, and Michael Parker, a professor of gerontology and social work. IVP Academic

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