Released September 2005
I Am Not Ashamed: Sermons by Wesleyan-Holiness Women, edited by Diane Leclerc $19.95
Dr. Leclerc, Professor of Historical Theology and Homiletics at Northwest Nazarene University in Nampa, Idaho, has compiled a wonderful selection of sermons “of women preachers in the Wesleyan streams of Christian faith and practice” (Foreword by M. Lodahl).
Leclerc says “I have included four sermons by women whose ministries bridged the early and mid-twentieth century. These sermons are on the topic of holiness. I have also attempted to gather sermons that represent diversity—college students and those with doctorates; pastors, co-pastors, and professors of preaching; women of color and women from other countries; women from different Holiness denominations….It is my privilege to introduce them to a wider audience” (Introduction).
In his endorsement on the back cover, Rev. Ron Benefiel, PhD, President, Nazarene Theological Seminary, Kansas City, MO, says: “This [is] an especially important and timely volume, not only for women, but for the whole of the Wesleyan movement and beyond.”
Sermons by Linda J. Adams, Tatiana Cantarella, Vicki Copp, Estelle Crutcher, Janice L. Duce, Shemia P. Fagan, Christa Klosterman, Kristina LaCelle-Peterson, Rebecca Laird, Deirdre Brower Latz, Diane Leclerc, Bertha (Wilson) Lillenas, Daphne Mathebula, Doris McDowell, Jossie Owens, Kim Purl, Mary Rearick Paul, Cheryl Sanders, Susie C. Stanley, Lucinda Tamayo, Lori Ward and Mildred Bangs Wynkoop.
A Wesleyan Way, by Herb Prince $3.50
Revised edition of the seventeen page booklet by Herb Prince, Associate Professor Emeritus of Religion and Philosophy, which initiates a dialogue with respect to Wesleyan heritage, including the role of Point Loma Nazarene University. “An academic community offers unique opportunities to contribute understanding, insights, methods, resources and, yes, even recommendations for a Wesleyan way today. By exploring critically, by informing broadly, by persuading invitingly, and by applying directly the best that personal industry and scholarship can produce, academic pursuits follow in the footsteps of Wesley himself (10).
It’s All About Grace: Wesleyan Essays in Honor of Herbert L. Prince, edited by Samuel M. Powell Festschrift—$5.00
New: Study Guide included with Festschrift.
It’s All About Grace is a collection of essays published by Point Loma Press in honor of Herb Prince, a long time professor in Point Loma Nazarene University’s School of Theology and Christian Ministry. The essays describe various aspects of PLNU’s theological heritage. Affirmation of our Wesleyan heritage is evident in several official forms. These include the university seal, which contains the words grace, faith, and holiness, and
Grace in the Academic Community, edited by Maxine E. Walker
Reduced price: $7.50
"Grace in the Academic Community is a significant collection of essays and scholarly papers offering a feast of ideas by Nazarene educators. It is a Festschrift in honor of Dr. Cecil R. Paul, also a scholar-teacher and thoughtful practitioner. He influenced for good those who studied with him, counseled with him, and those who walked alongside him in the life of the academy, the community and the church.
"Certain things about him have had an impact on me that I shall never live long enough to forget. First, his depth of life commitment to Christ and the church quickly became a test of my own. Second, his life was governed by principles rather than self-interest. Last, his decisions were made under grace rather than law whether they affected clients in counseling, students in the classroom, or faculty on the campus. He truly modeled Grace in the Academic Community." From Foreword by Jerry Lambert, Education Commissioner, IBOE, Church of the Nazarene.
1. Section One: Naming the Mission
"As Wesley once said, 'He who governed the world before I was born shall take care of it likewise when I am dead. My part is to improve the present moment.' And together, with God's blessing, we can."
Cecil Paul, from "A New President's View"
The Nazarene College President as Servant Leader (Jim L. Bond); The People Called Nazarenes: Getting There (Cecil R. Paul); What Makes a Nazarene College "Nazarene"? (Herb L. Prince);The College-Church Partnership: Past (Stephen W. Nease); The College-Church Partnership: Present and Future (Tom Barnard); Non-Tradition Education and the Nazarene College: Issues of Mission-Fit, Distinctiveness, and Survival (Wayne Dunlop and Steve Pusey); The Symbolic Value of Place (Maxine E. Walker).
2. Section Two: Confronting the Central Questions
"Does the Christian define personhood and pursue answers to the identity question in distinguishing ways? Will we take full advantage of a Christian liberal arts education to prepare us for an enlarged understanding of life?"
Cecil Paul, from "First Message to Students"
Thinking about Economics and Ethics as a Wesleyan (/Samuel M. Powell); From "Barely" to "Fully" Personal: On the Therapeutic Action of Prevenient Grace Within the Personality (G. Michael Leffel); Ecumenism in Nazarene Higher Education (George Lyons); The Nazarene Mind: Sunlight and Scandal (Karl Giberson); Excellence in Education: Parrot or Learner (Mary E. Conklin).
3. Section Three: Living the Vision
"Without a vision, we become self-absorbed and preoccupied with our own comfort and security. The community and the cause become secondary and we risk losing it all."
- Cecil Paul, from "Choices"
Prophet and Priest: Pioneer and Preserver in Partnership (David P. Whitelaw);A Trinitarian Paradigm of Thesis: A Context for the Emergence of a Wesleyan Notion of Christ Transfiguring Culture (K. Steve McCormick); Gifts from a Visionary: Continuing the Wesleyan Tradition of the Development of All Persons (Jan Simonson Lanham); Retracing the Vision: The Imaginative Mind in a Nazarene College (Margaret "Peg" Bowen); Education as Reconciliation (Gerard Reed); Reflections on a Life (Bruce Paul).