New Titles for the week of September 24th, 2012

Sharing God’s Passion by Paul Hedley Jones
This book seeks to illuminate the critical role the prophets played in God’s overarching purposes for his creation, and how we in the 21st century may also learn to collaborate with God. Sharing God’s Passion provides a comprehensive overview of the various dimensions of a prophetic spirituality through a series of seventeen studies, each based on events in the life of the prophets, starting with Moses through to the early church, including two chapters on Jesus, himself.The studies offer in-depth analyses of biblical texts, suggestions for life application,and questions for personal reflection or group discussion.

Flip Your Classroom by Jonathan Bergmann and Aaron Sams
It started with a simple observation: students need their teachers present to answer questions or to provide help if they get stuck on an assignment; they don’t need their teachers present to listen to a lecture or review content. From there, Jonathan Bergmann and Aaron Sams began the flipped classroom-students watched recorded lectures for homework and completed their assignments, labs, and tests in class with their teacher available.
What Bergmann and Sams found was that their students demonstrated a deeper understanding of the material than ever before. This is the authors story, and they’re confident it can be yours too. Learn what a flipped classroom is and why it works and get the information you need to flip a classroom.
You’ll also learn the flipped mastery model, where students learn at their own pace-furthering opportunities for personalized education. This simple concept is easily replicable in any classroom, doesn’t cost much to implement, and helps foster self-directed learning. Once you flip, you wont want to go back!

I Moved your Cheese by Deepak Malhotra
Malhotra (negotiations, organizations, and markets, Harvard Business School) challenges the ideas in the business book Who Moved My Cheese? and offers an alternate approach that focuses on controlling one’s destiny and overcoming limitations rather than accepting that change is inevitable and beyond one’s control. He uses the same fable format as Who Moved My Cheese? to tell how three mice refuse to accept their reality, and instead of blindly chasing after the cheese, learn how to understand change and gain more control in the future, evaluate whether the goals are the correct ones, and learn what it takes to escape mazes that are the designs of others. He shows how to change behavior and circumstances for more control and how to create new realities, for those who feel trapped, are struggling to find meaning, or are seeking inspiration.

Desert Fathers and Mothers: Early Christian Wisdom Sayings Annotated & Explained
Wisdom from the very beginnings of Christian monasticism can become a companion on your own spiritual journey. The desert fathers and mothers were ordinary Christians living in solitude in the deserts of Egypt, Palestine and Syria who chose to renounce the world in order to deliberately and individually follow God’s call. They embraced lives of celibacy, labor, fasting, prayer, and poverty, believing that denouncing material goods and practicing stoic self-discipline would lead to unity with the Divine. Their spiritual practice formed the basis of Western monasticism and greatly influenced both Western and Eastern Christianity. Their writings, first recorded in the fourth century, consist of spiritual advice, parables and anecdotes emphasizing the primacy of love and the purity of heart as essential to spiritual life and authentic communion with God. Focusing on key themes of charity, fortitude, lust, patience, prayer, self-control and visions, the Sayings influenced the rule of St. Benedict and have inspired centuries of opera, poetry and art. Christine Valters Paintner, PhD, opens up wisdom of the desert fathers and mothers for readers with no previous knowledge of Western monasticism and early Christianity. She provides insightful yet unobtrusive commentary that describes historical background, explains the practice of asceticism and clarifies the ancient desert wisdom that will speak to your life today and energize your spiritual quest.

Dr. Seuss and Philosophy Edited by Jacob M. Held
Since Theordore Geisel published his first children’s book in 1937 under the pseudonym Dr. Seuss, children and adults alike have been captivated by the charming and laconic tales of whimsical characters and imaginative worlds. But Dr. Seuss’ stories are more than just catchy poems; they often wrestle with serious philosophical and moral dilemmas, whether it is Horton discovering the very essence of life or the Lorax teaching us about morality. Dr. Seuss and Philosophy explores philosophical concepts such as the nature of the good life in Oh, the Places You’ll Go!, the nature of knowledge in McElligot’s Pool, postmodernity in On Beyond Zebra, business and the environment in The Lorax, and moral character in How the Grinch Stole Christmas!, among many others. Anyone who loves Dr. Seuss or is interested in philosophy will find this book to be intriguing and enlightening.

The Social Media Handbook by Nancy Flynn
The Social Media Handbook is a comprehensive risk and compliance management toolkit that walks employers step-by-step through the process of developing and implementing effective social media policy and compliance management programs that are designed to minimize-and in some cases prevent-social networking and web 2.0 risks and other electronic disasters. Throughout this important resource Nancy Flynn (an internationally recognized expert on workplace social media) offers a guide to best practices for creating safe, effective, and compliant electronic business communications. Covering a wealth of material, the book includes vital information on topics such as social media and the law; managing records and e-discovery compliantly; regulatory compliance; privacy and security; blog risks and compliance rules; mobile devices drive social media risks; a seven-step plan for social media policy and compliance management; conducting a social media audit; creating social media policies; content rules and compliance; policy compliance and education; reputation management; and more. In addition to addressing pertinent topics on risk management, the book contains cautionary, real-life social networking disaster stories that show how organizations can lose revenue and reputations, reveals how employees can lose jobs, and explains how individuals can face public humiliation. The Social Media Handbook is a hands-on guide written for human resource professionals, information technology managers, legal professionals, compliance officers, records managers, and others who need to manage today′s technology tools with up-to-date employment rules.

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About jessicashuck

Jessica is a Library Associate at Cornerstone University's Miller Library and a future librarian. Currently, she is working on her MLIS through the University of South Florida. In her free time, she enjoys reading, crafting, and spending time with her husband and two dogs.
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