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1 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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2 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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3 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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4 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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5 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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6 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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7 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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8 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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9 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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10 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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11 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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12 George Eldon Ladd The New Testament and Criticism
Eerdmans 1967 0802816800 / 9780802816801 Paperback Fair with some water spots on edge of pages N/A 222 pages 
One unfortunate consequence of the bitter fundamentalist-modernist controversy which raged in the early twenties has been the strongly negative attitude toward biblical criticism assumed by some of the successors to the fundamentalists of the 1920s. 
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13 Gerhard Lenski The Religious Factor - A sociologist's inquiry
Doubleday Book 1961 Paperback Good 415 pages 
A sociological study of religion's impact on politics, economics, and family life 
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14 Gordon Fee Paul, the Spirit, and the People of God
Hendrickson Publishers 1996 1565631706 / 9781565631700 Paperback New N/A 206 pages 
This Pentecostal scholar has redefined the terms of the discussion about the Holy Spirit in a way that transcends today's paradigm of charismatic or noncharimastic orientation. His words are a strong reminder of what God, through his Holy Spirit, intends the church to be...His work is an attempt to point us back to the Bible and reinvigorate our own vision of how the Spirit mobilizes the community of believers in the local church. 
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15 H Richard Niebuhr Christ and Culture
Harper Torchbooks 1956 Paperback Good N/A 259 pages 
A series of lectures which Professor Niebuhr gave at Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary in January 1949. 
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16 H. Frank Way, Jr. Liberty in the Balance: Current Issues in Civil Liberties
McGraw-Hill 1964 64-18402 paperback good, some markings & underscoring 136pp. 
Deals with racial discrimination, censorship, dissent, church/state, the Supreme Court and the States, and the Ideal of Liberty. 
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17 Hans Selye The Stress of Life
McGraw-Hill Paperbacks 1956 5610432 Paperback Good N/A 324 pages 
Defined as the rate of all wear and tear caused by life, stress is a revolutionary new concept of mental and physical illness. This startling theory of disease has often been compared with the contributions of Pasteur, Ehrlich and Freud. 
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18 James Conant The American High School Today: A First Report to Interested Citizens
McGray Hill Book Company 1959 598527 Paperback Fair with lots of underlining N/A 140 pages 
Chapters include the Characteristics of American Education, Comprehensive High School, Recommendation for Improving Public Secondary Education and High Schools with a Limited Degree of Comprehensiveness. 
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19 Jim Hill and Rand Cheadle The Bible Tells Me So: Uses and Abuses of Holy Scripture
Anchor Books 1996 0385476957 / 9780385476959 Paperback Good N/A 155 pages 
Does the Bible justify slavery or its abolition? Support or oppose capital punishment? Prove the inferiority or superiority of one race or another? Depending on your point of view, the Bible does all these things and more. 
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20 Jim Wallis The Soul of Politics
New Press 1994 1565842049 / 9781565842045 Hardcover with dust jacket Good Good 275 pages 
The Soul of Politics responds to signs of cultural breakdown and political impasse with a resounding and highly moving call to reintegrate politics and spirituality. In a work of passionate conviction, the author shows why both liberal and conservative visions are inadequate to the challenge before us, and aruges for a new political morality combining social justice with peronal responsibility. 
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