"A good book supplements the feeding we get from the Srciptures. We see truths worked out and applied. We get help in understanding ourselves and others. We are stretched to comprehend other perspectives and assess them in the light of Scriptures."
- Campus Lit Companion, IVP 1988
To encourage the reading of good and affordable Christian books, FES has established a ministry partnership with Biblical Graduate School of Theology (BGST) whereby students from FES-affiliated CFs enjoy discounts when they purchase books from BGST bookshop. A list of titles in stock at BGST is available at BGST's bookshop webpage.
Students are also encouraged to set up booktables at their CF events. To facilitate this, the CF may take a selection of books on consignment from BGST for such booktables.
To find out more about the procedures, contact your CF staffworker.
Mathematics Through the Eyes of Faith
Russell Howell & James Bradley (Harpercollins 2011)
Mathematics Through the Eyes of Faith addresses the Christian student’s need to bring science into accord with faith. With respect for the history and ever-changing applications of mathematical principles, the authors, along with a team of fellow scholars, invite readers to consider the rich intersection of mathematics and Christian belief. Some questions explored include:
What is the relationship between chance and divine providence?
Do concepts like infinity point beyond themselves to a higher reality?
Is mathematics discovered or invented, and why is it effective in the sciences?
This comprehensive work, one in a series co-sponsored by the Council for Christian Colleges & Universities, is designed to help students and teachers understand how mathematics has evolved and how the interplay of mathematics and Christian belief can enrich the study of both. Other disciplines that form part of this series are: Biology, Business, Psychology, Literature, Sociology, History and Music.
Real Relationships in a Virtual World
Lynne M. Baab (IVP 2011)
The notion of friendship is under broad review. A highly mobile and increasingly busy society--rootless, some might argue--means that most of our relationships can't depend solely on face-to-face contact to flourish.
The increasing prominence of the virtual landscape--where the language of friendship has been co-opted to describe relationships ranging from intimate to meaningless--requires that we become fluent in ever-expanding relational technologies. It's never been easy to be a friend, but it seems to be getting tougher by the nanosecond.
In Friending, the author appraises the impact and potential of new media on relationships; takes a winsome and constructive approach to relationships in a virtual world; and offers pastoral insights into making and keeping friends.
Introducing Scripture; A Guide to the Old and New Testaments
Wayne Grudem, C. John Collins, Thomas R. Schreiner (IVP 2012)
What is the big-picture storyline of the Bible?
What are the different literary genres of Scripture, and how should they be read?
What are the important theological themes in the Old and New Testaments?
What happened in the time between the testaments?
Such questions are the focus of this collection of concise studies on the Bible and its contents, which includes timelines of the Old and New Testaments and intertestamental events.
Useful both as a general overview and as a tool for more specific reference and training, this volume will help readers to grow in their understanding of Scripture and their ability to apply it to their lives.
"Reading is like any good human activity; we must find the overall place it is to play in our lives and then make specific judgments accordingly. It is indeed possible that some will read very little but the Bible and will do so to the glory of God. Still, I imagine the opposite will be more the rule; that those who read little other than the Bible do so to the detriment of themselves and to the diminishing of the radiant glory of God who is the fount of all knowledge and truth."
- James Sire, How to Read Slowly, pages 154-155 (Shaw 1978)
Mathematics Through the Eyes of FaithRussell Howell & James Bradley (Harpercollins 2011)
Real Relationships in a Virtual WorldLynne M Baab (IVP 2011)
A Guide to the Old and New TestamentsWayne Grudem, C. John Collins, Thomas R. Schreiner (IVP 2012)