The Global Orphan Crisis: Be the Solution, Change Your World by Diane Lynn Elliot. Moody Publishers, c2012.
God’s call to care for the orphaned and vulnerable children of the world is not easy or comfortable. And it will require willingness, commitment and
sacrifice. The more you know about the global orphan crisis the more your heart will break and it will cause you to want to do something… anything… to make the life of an orphaned child a little easier. The need is overwhelming, but if you are willing, you can be part of the global orphan solution. It is a decision that will change your life forever. The journey will be worth the effort in countless blessings along the way. Together, with God’s strength, you can be the hands and feet of Christ and make a difference in the life of an orphaned child now and for all eternity. Are you ready for the adventure of a lifetime?
Short-Term Mission: An Ethnography of Christian Travel Narrative and Experience by Brian M. Howell. IVP Academic, c2012.
“Anthropologist Brian Howell brings rich research skills in participant observation and expertise in social theory to this fascinating project. His book is at the cutting edge of emerging scholarship on the topic of short-term missions. Scholars, students and participants in short-term mission trips will all find this book educational, insightful and provocative.” (Robert J. Priest, professor of mission and anthropology, G. W. Aldeen Professor of International Studies, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School)
The SAGE Handbook of Social Marketing edited by Gerard Hastings, Kathryn Angus, Carol A.Bryant. Sage, c2011.
This benchmark handbook brings together a systematic framework and state of the art thinking to provide complete coverage of the social marketing discipline. It presents a major retrospective and prospective overview of social marketing, helping to define and shape its current and future developments by: – examining the defining elements of social marketing, their intellectual origins, evolution, current status and direction of travel; – discussing how these have been used in practice, emphasizing emerging areas and recent innovations; and – setting the agenda for future research and development in the discipline. For academics, this book will fill the gap in comprehensive social marketing literature, while being of interest to policymakers and post-graduate marketing and health studies students alike as it explores the idea that tools used to market fast-moving consumer goods and financial services can also be applied to pressing social problems, such as HIV/AIDS and global warming.
Health, Healing and the Churchs Mission: Biblical Perspectives and Moral Priorities by Willard M. Swartley. IVP Academic, c2012.
We all want health for ourselves and for others. When we don’t have it we seek healing, whether from a medical professional or from a miracle. Yet for
individuals or communities there are complexities to health and healing. The deepest questions are often personal and spiritual, but the social and economic elements add their own array of challenges.