Book Review: The Social Movements Reader, edited by Jeff Goodwin and James M. Jasper (Blackwell Publishing, 2003)

The Authors Jeff Goodwin and James M. Jasper edited The Social Movements Reader. Goodwin is an associate professor of sociology at New York University. Jasper is an author who has written many books covering social movements including The Art of Moral Protest: Culture, Biography, and Creativity in Social Movements. The Book The Social Movements Reader … Continue reading Book Review: The Social Movements Reader, edited by Jeff Goodwin and James M. Jasper (Blackwell Publishing, 2003)

Book Review: Culture Jam by Kalle Lasn (Quill, 1999)

The Author Kalle Lasn is the founder of Adbusters Media Corporation and Adbusters magazine. Lasn, who lives in Vancouver, Canada, has helped launch campaigns such as Buy Nothing Day and TV Turnoff Week to raise public awareness about the power corporations and media hold in the Western world. The Book Culture Jam is a manifesto … Continue reading Book Review: Culture Jam by Kalle Lasn (Quill, 1999)

Book Review: Transforming Power by Robert Linthicum (InterVarsity Press, 2003)

The Author Robert Linthicum is a specialist in urban evangelism and urban renewal. He directs the organization Partners in Urban Transformation, which “strengthens international networks of urban ministry and provides encouragement and resources for urban workers.” He has also been head of the Urban Ministries division of World Vision. The Book Transforming Power takes a … Continue reading Book Review: Transforming Power by Robert Linthicum (InterVarsity Press, 2003)

Book Review: Transforming the Powers (Fortress Press, 2006)

The Authors Transforming the Powers was edited by Ray Gingerich and Ted Grimsrud. Contributors to the book were Gingerich and Grimsrud, as well as Walter Wink, Nancey Murphy, Daniel Liechty, Willard M. Swartley and Glen Stassen. The contributors are all professors of topics including theology, social work, Christian ethics and philosophy at universities and seminaries … Continue reading Book Review: Transforming the Powers (Fortress Press, 2006)

Book Review: The Irresistible Revolution by Shane Claiborne (Zondervan, 2006)

The Author Shane Claiborne is one of the founding members of The Simple Way, a community of faith in Philadelphia, PA. The stories that fill the pages of The Irresistible Revolution flow out of Claiborne’s life journey that led him from living with the homeless during his time at Eastern College to flying to Iraq … Continue reading Book Review: The Irresistible Revolution by Shane Claiborne (Zondervan, 2006)