Raising Ebenezer: A Rearview Look At Life’s “Hither By Thy Help I’m Come”
By Kendal R. Utt
Using a classic hymn as his starting point, Kendal Utt has shared his heart with us in this book, revealing how in paying attention to our stories, we too can see how we have come to where we are by God’s help. Each chapter not only shows how this has been true for him, but it opens the way for us to consider how we can sing, “hither by Thy help I come.” Making these connections reminds us that we all have Ebenezers, and in seeing them, we can live with greater gratitude to God.
--Dr. Steve Harper, professor of spiritual formation and Wesley Studies at Asbury Theological Seminary in Orlando, Florida
Kendal Utt is an ordained Elder in the Kansas West Conference of the United Methodist Church. He graduated from Southwestern College with a Bachelor of Philosophy degree. His Master of Divinity was received from Asbury Theological Seminary in Wilmore, Kentucky.
Belarusian Jewish Writers of the Twentieth Century
By Zina Gimpelevich
“Belarus was the only country among all the countries of Eastern Europe, where the Nazi were impotent in forcing the locals to initiate or participate in Jewish Pogroms.” – Aleksander Stupnikov
Zina Gimpelevich is a full professor in the department of Germanic and Slavic Studies at the University of Waterloo, Canada. Born in Minsk, Belarus, Zina came to Canada in 1979 with an MA in Russian Philology. She received her Ph.D. in Slavic Studies from the University of Ottawa, Canada.
Talking to Strangers: The Struggle to Rebuild Iraq’s Foreign Ministry
By Ghassan Muhsin Hussein and David Dunford
This book was written by an Iraqi (Hussein) and an American (Dunford), both professional diplomats, caught up in the chaos of Baghdad following the American invasion of Iraq in 2003.
Ghassan Muhsin Hussein holds a degree in Political Science from Baghdad University and graduate degrees in international law, diplomacy and international relations from St. John’s University in New York. He was Chairman of the Steering Committee charged with reorganizing Iraq’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs and served as Iraq’s Ambassador to Bahrain from 2004-2009.
David Dunford holds degrees from MIT and Stanford University. He has worked in several countries as a member of the U.S. Foreign Service and was Deputy Ambassador in Saudi Arabia during the first Gulf War and later U.S. Ambassador to Oman.
The Institutional Economics of Rexford G. Tugwell
By Kurt Keiser
This study provides an intellectual portrait of Rexford Guy Tugwell, whose economic analysis and vision of a new economic order offers a system of economic planning and social management within the context of democracy and cherished American liberal values.
Dr. Kurt J. Keiser is Associate Professor of Business and Economics and Business Division Chair at Southwestern College in Winfield, Kansas.
Fifty Years to Shape a Dream: 1933-1983
By Helen and Orville Strohl
“This book was written in 1983 with great love, compassion and pride by our parents on their 50th wedding anniversary, but it is also a great chronology of Southwestern College from the founding in 1885 to the time of the Presidency of our father from 1954-1972.” – Rod Strohl, Joanne Darfler, Sheryl Holt