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1 Abraham Kuyper The Problem of Poverty
Baker Book House 1991 0801052564 / 9780801052569 Paperback Good N/A 94 pages 
A classic statement by one of modern Christianity's greatest political reformers. 
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2 Alvin Toffler Future Shock
Bantam Books 1971 Paperback Good 554 pages 
Future Shock is about what is happening today to people and groups who are overwhelmed by change. Change affects our products, communities, organizations - even our patterns of friendship and love. 
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3 Andy Demsky Dark Refuge: A story of cults and their seductive appeal
Pacific Press 1995 0816312419 / 9780816312412 Paperback New with some shelf wear N/A 240 pages 
Dark Refuge sxposes the destructive path that leads many people into a religious cult. Through this gripping story of the Omega House, you will see the tragedy of religion gone awry. Legalism enslaves Anita as she seaches for something to fill the indescribable void in her life. But from the depths of despair, Anita rises to find what her sould had been missing: a God who says Yes to life. 
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4 Arthur Gish Beyond the Rat Race
Herald Press 1973 0836117247 / 9780836117240 Paperback Good N/A 192 pages 
The very words so many of us use to describe our work and our lives show a deep discontent. Why? And is there a way out? Art Gish says yes, there is - simplicity. Simplify your wants, your life style, your concerns and the way is open to a fuller, more rewarding life. 
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5 Barrett Seaman Binge: What your College Student Won't Tell You
Wiley 2005 0470049189 / 9780470049181 Paperback Good 310 pages 
Campus Life in an age of disconnection and excess 
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6 Billy Graham Storm Warning
Word 1992 084990983X / 9780849909832 Hardcover with dust jacket Good Good 318 pages 
With the collapse of communism, the nuclear threat has diminished. But ominous shadows of deceptive evil loom on the horizon. 
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7 C Winfield Scott The Great Debate: Our Schools in Crisis
Prentice Hall 1959 5915369 Paperback Good N/A 184 pages 
What do you think? Do our schools neglect the most important subjects? Has Russia taken an unbeatable lead in science training? Is teacher training and certification quackery? 
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8 Charles Kimball When Religion Becomes Evil: Five Warning Signs
Harper SanFrancisco 2002 0060556102 / 9780060556105 Paperback Good N/A 240 pages 
The five warning signs of corruption in religion: 1. absolute truth claims 2. blind obedience 3. establishing the ideal time 4. the end justifies any means 5. declaring holy war. 
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9 Conrad Boerma The Rich, The Poor and the Bible
The Westminster Press 1979 0664243195 Paperback Good N/A 112 pages 
How can Christians justify wealth when there is so much poverty in the world? Conrad Boersma speaks out on this timely, crucial question and demonstrates what the Bible has to say for us today. 
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10 Cynthia D. Moe-Lobeda Healing A Broken World: Globalization & God
Fortress Press 2002 0800632508 / 9780800632502 paperback like new, no markings 236pp. 
A penetrating look at how globalization is actually hurting the poor. Uses Luther's concept of the "indwelling Christ" as an approach both to resist unjust structures and to help the needy in concrete ways. 
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11 David Chilton Productive Christians in an Age of Guilt Manipulations: A Biblical Response to Ronald Sider
Institute for Christian Economics 1981 0930464044 / 9780930464042 Paperback New N/A 435 pages 
Sider's first edition of Rich Christians in an Age of Hunger created a minor sensation in conservative Protestant circles. It was the cutting edge of a radical shift of political and economic opinion in the neo-evangelical world, especially on college and seminary campuses - a shift to the far left. This book destorys what little was left of Sider's position. 
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12 David France Our Fathers: The Secret Life of the Catholic Church in an Age of Scandal
Broadway Books 2004 0767914309 / 9780767914307 Hardcover with dust jacket Good Good 656 pages 
Our Fathers is history at its best - as intimate as a diary, as immediate and epic as a novel. When, in early 2002, a team of Boston Globe reports broke open the pedophilia scandal around Father John Geoghan - and then Paul Shanley, Joseph Birmingham and hundreds of other priests in Boston and across the country - the entire American Catholic Church spun into crisis. But by that time, the damage was already done. Perhaps 100,000 children had already fallen into traps laid by their priests. 
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13 Diane Ravitch Left Back: A Century of Failed School Reforms
Simon & Schuster 2000 0684844176 / 9780684844176 Hardcover with dust jacket Fair with underlining and loose back cover Good 555 pages 
For the past 100 years, Americans have aruged and worried about the quality of their schools. Some have charged that students were not lerarning enough, while others have complained that the schools were not in the forefront of social progress. In this authoritative history of education in the 20th century, historian Diane Ravitch describes this ingoing battle of ideas and explains why school reform has so often failed. 
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14 Donald Harman Akenson God's Peoples: Covenant and Land in South Africa, Israel and Ulster
Cornell University Press 1992 080142755X / 9780801427558 Hardcover with dust jacket Good Good 404 pages Signed by author
In this original and unsettling book, the author brings to light critical similarities among three politically troubled nations. 
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15 Donald N Oberdorfer Electronic Christianity: Myth or Ministry
Brekke 1982 0942072030 / 9780942072037 Paperback Good 159 pages 
The author wrestles with theories of communication and comes up with his own proposal for a Christian interpretation. 
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16 Dr Ronald H Nash Poverty and Wealth: The Christian Debate Over Capitalism
Crossway Books 1986 0891074023 / 9780891074021 Paperback Good N/A 216 pages 
Should the West feel guilty about its economic prosperity? How can a society move from poverty to abundance? Which economic system can do the best job of meeting people's needs in the Western World? In the Third World? What system is most compatible with Christian values? 
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17 Edited by Daniel Bell The Radical Right
Doubleday Anchor Book 1964 Paperback Good 468 pages 
Who are the Radical Right and why do extreme rightest movements keep recurring in mid20th century America? 
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18 Editor Frances Hesselbein The Community of the Future by The Drucker Foundation
Jossey Bass 1998 0787910066 / 9780787910068 Hardcover with dust jacket Good Good 285 pages 
Leaders from around the world share their vision of what our communities will look like in the future. 
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19 Editors of Change Magazine Inside Academe: Culture in Crisis
New York Change Magazine 1972 paperback very good, no markings 191pp. 
Change Magazine was supported by grants from Esso Education & Ford Foundation. This book consists of 13 essays, including Inside academe, The real generation gap, Malice in wonderland, The business of 'Business as Usual,' The odds against women, A psychoanalytic view of learning, etc. 
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20 Gary North Puritan Economic Experiments
Remnant Press 1974 Paperback Good 40 pages 
Here is the long neglected story of the Puritan economic experiments with government intervention in America. 
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