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Authors among us, 2013

Posted: Nov 05, 2013

Write what you know — that’s one guideline that each of these Olivet authors has followed. Combining their education, research, faith and life experience, they explore a variety of topics. We share some of their most recent and requested books with you here. All books are available through Hammes Bookstore in Ludwig Center on campus, as well as online.

John C. Bowling, University president

ReVision: Thirteen Strategies to Renew Your Work, Your Organization, and Your Life
As president of Olivet for more than 20 years, Dr. Bowling gives his perspective on the challenges and opportunities that come with long-term leadership. This book addresses how to keep one’s leadership fresh and how to re-vision an organization, as needed, from time to time. It is also available as an ebook.

Making the Climb: What a Novice Climber Learned About Life on Mount Kilimanjaro
Making the Climb: Lessons for Faith Communities (DVD + book)
This riveting first-person account documents one man’s attempt to climb to the top of Mt. Kilimanjaro. Dr. Bowling describes the challenges and difficulties he encountered during those nine days.

Above All Else: 20 Years of Baccalaureate Sermons
Dr. Bowling shares the often-requested text from messages he prepared and delivered to Olivet’s graduating classes.

Frank Moore, professor, School of Theology and Christian Ministry

Jesus Is Lord: The Cry of a Kingdom Citizen
In 2011, Dr. Frank Moore and his wife, Dr. Susan Moore, lost their three-year-old granddaughter, Marley, to cancer. He invited their son, Dr. Brent Moore and Marley’s father, to join him in sharing with others how the focus of their family priorities had changed. Designed for individual learning and as a resource for Christian congregations, this is Dr. Moore’s 13th book. Related resources include: downloadable audiobook, video presentations on DVD, posters, sermons resources, a youth study guide and a children’s study guide.

Susan Moore, professor, School of Education

Dr. Susan Moore is the author of the Facilitator’s Guide which is part of the small group study related to Jesus Is Lord: The Cry of a Kingdom Citizen.

Max Reams, chair, Department of Chemistry and Geosciences

Geology of Illinois State Parks: A guide to the physical side of 28 must-see wonders of Illinois
This book by Dr. Max Reams is a fascinating introduction to the geological background of 28 Illinois park areas and other sites. Unlike other publications, it focuses on providing the necessary background to understand the origins of the natural features in parks and on interstate highways leading to them. Highlighting geologically significant details, it is an excellent resource to keep handy in a vehicle as an enhancement for travels across the Prairie State.

Olivet alumni living in all 50 U.S. States and 57 world areas