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The Good of Affluence: Seeking God in a Culture of Wealth
By John R. Schneider, Grand Rapids, Mich.: Eerdmans Publishing Co., 2002, 220 pp.

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The Good of Affluence
by John R. Schneider
Calvin religion and theology professor

In a year of Enron, Worldcom and other corporate scandals, a new book by Calvin professor John Schneider on Christianity and wealth, called The Good of Affluence: Seeking God in a Culture of Wealth, is timely. But as the title suggests, his approach is provocative, to say the least.

"The focus of most Christian theologians who write about modern capitalism and wealth is quite negative," said Schneider. "So some people raise eyebrows when they see that I describe affluence as something basically good."

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New York, N.Y.: Dutton Children's Books, 2002, 32 pp.

This picture book is about a little boy and his sister who are seriously at play, pretending to be all kinds of heroes. Who has time for hugs when they're busy fighting fires, arresting criminals and rocketing to Mars? Even heroes hug their moms now and then, she reminds them, and eventually gets what she's after.

* See for more on this book—the story behind the story, reviews, and book signings. Christine Maclean will also be speaking at Calvin's Young Authors event on April 26, 2003.

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  College Faith: 150 Christian Leaders and Educators Share Faith Stories from their Student Days edited by Ronald Alan Knott, with contributions by Shirley Wolthuis Roels '71, Henk Van Andel '59, Carl Zylstra '70 and Richard Mouw HON

Berrien Springs, Mich.: Andrews University Press, 2002, 214 pp.

More than 60 college, university and seminary presidents and a host of administrators, professors and other Christian-thought leaders share moving and instructive personal stories of how God led them while they themselves were students in higher education.

  Who's Having This Baby?: Perspectives on Birthing by Helen Sterk '74, Carla H. Hay, Krista Ratcliffe, Leona VandeVusse, and Alice B. Kehoe

Who's Having This Baby? by Helen SterkEast Lansing, Mich.: Michigan State University Press, 2002, 224 pp.

A Calvin College professor is part of a new book that urges fundamental changes to the way women give birth. Helen Sterk conducted the interviews upon which the book is based, brought in the co-authors and wrote a chapter plus the introduction and conclusion. She says many women, even years after having given birth, asked only to be seen as partners in the process of giving birth, rather than as patients.

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