Celebrating faculty’s book publishing

Celebrating faculty’s book publishing

Posted in on December 12, 2017

Congratulations to Dr. John Stackhouse and Dr. Stephen Dempster on publishing books this year!

Dr. John Stackhouse’s book Why You’re Here, is about how Christians are often told either to take over the world in God’s name or to withdraw into faithful sanctuaries of counter-cultural witness. John Stackhouse offers a concise, vivid, and practical alternative based on the teachings of Scripture about the meaning of human life in this world and the next. 

Why You’re Here provides an accessible, concrete program for the faithful Christian living in today’s world, fraught as it is with ambiguity, irony, and frequent choices among unpalatable options. Stackhouse speaks directly to everyday Christians who are searching for straightforward advice on some of their most complex quandaries and the challenges inherent in staying true to the Bible’s teachings. 

Dr. Stackouse is Crandall’s Samuel J. Mikolaski Professor of Religious Studies & Dean of Faculty Development. You can purchase Why You’re Here on amazon .ca, amazon.com and in the Crandall bookstore. Why You’re Here is an amazon.ca and amazon.com best seller. 

Dr. Stephen Dempster’s book Micah is a distinctively theological take on the biblical book of Micah. Readers learn a great deal about God: He is a mighty God who controls the nations, yet He is also concerned with everyday matters like equity, poverty, and care for widows and orphans. In presenting this transcendent-yet-immanent God, Micah’s message revolves around themes of justice, judgment, and salvation that continue to carry great significance today.

In this theological commentary on the book of Micah, Dr. Dempster places the text in conversation with the larger story of Scripture. After discussing questions of structure and authorship in his introduction, Dempster systematically works through the text, drawing links to the broader biblical story throughout. In the second part of his commentary Dempster offers theological discussion that further explicates the most significant themes in Micah and their applicability to today’s Christians.

Dr. Stephen Dempster is a Professor of Religious Studies. You can purchase his book on amazon.ca or in the Crandall bookstore.

PUBLIC LECTURE EVENT: Both Dr. Stackhouse and Dr. Dempster will be speaking at a Public Lecture on February 1 at 7pm at Crandall University.