This gallery highlights books written or edited by current and former Cedarville University faculty members. It does not represent a comprehensive list of books by Cedarville faculty, but rather includes only those which have been brought to the attention of the University Archivist. Please contact the library to suggest additional titles.
Donald L. Deardorff II and John White
This work uses sports as a metaphor for humanity itself. Using a biblical structure: creation, fall, and redemption, the editors show how God may have intended us to enjoy sport, how we have corrupted sports, and how we might reattach ourselves to God's original purposes through sport.
A Guide to Evangelism, edited by Dan DeWitt, will equip Christians and churches with the tools they need for more faithful evangelism. With chapters focusing on the role that a church’s preaching and polity can play in the task of evangelism, as well as chapters with practical advice for Christians engaging different groups, such as Muslims, skeptics and nominal Christians, this book will help Christians fulfill their role in spreading the gospel so that grace extends to more people to the glory of God.
Is Christianity irrational?
Atheists often say that it is. But does such a charge really stand up to close scrutiny? This book follows the story of Thomas, a junior in college, as he wrestles with the claims of those who think the Christian faith is nothing more than a collection of ancient myths with little connecting to reality.
Whether you are facing objections to your faith for the first time, discussing your faith with unbelieving friends, or doubting your faith altogether, you might be surprised to discover that Christianity actually provides a more compelling explanation of what it means to be human than atheism could ever hope to offer.
Over a century ago, the jolly British journalist G.K. Chesterton and his best friend published a book that changed the way authors describe human life and permanently established a new literary genre.
Maybe that's a little too epic. But it's mostly true.
In 1905 E.C. Bentley's book "Biography for Beginners" went to print with short verses accompanied by illustrations from G.K.C.
Each poem begins with a person's name. The second line rhymes with the first, then another couplet sheds some light on the individual — usually in a comical way. Bentley’s style caught on and the poetic form “Clerihew,” taken from his middle name, was born.
This short booklet is my attempt to continue this tradition.
The man who was Edmund
Lived across the Big Pond
He liked to write poetry
To be illustrated by G.K.C.
Hopefully this example adequately lowers your expectations.
The book includes "Clerihews" and sketches of Francis Schaeffer, Russell Moore, John Calvin, Charles Darwin, Chuck Colson, Sam Harris, and others.
It’s time to make a choice.
Many young adults are abandoning the Christian faith, convinced that it's an outdated and uneducated belief system. Dan DeWitt counters these misconceptions and challenges us to think carefully about the choice between Jesus and nothing by comparing the Christian worldview with the notion of a godless universe devoid of true goodness and ultimate significance.
This winsome book describes the rock-solid foundation for life that Christians enjoy in and through the gospel—offering an explanation for our existence, grace for our guilt, and meaning for our mortality.
"Life sucks! What are you going to do about it?",
We see Jesus, we believe in Jesus and we wait for Jesus, yet still we suffer. This book offers real and rugged answers in life's dark places. Discover how to live with hope in a fallen world and be encouraged.
Walking through Genesis 3, Dan DeWitt shows us how we can look at this world realistically but without despairing, as we wait for God to keep his promise to bring us out of the wild and into his new creation. It's the contrast between Eden, where everything reflects God s perfection, and exile, where everything is spoiled by sin. The book helps us survive living in exile - Life in the Wild - until "the glorious day when God will welcome us home, out of the wild."
This book holds dark and light in balance. It shows how we are living with the effects of the fall (we are messed-up people living in a messed-up place) - but God's promise, made in Eden, serves as a beacon of light to guide our steps in this fallen world.
What event could change your life? Winning the lottery? Getting a promotion? Getting a degree? Scoring a home run, or a winning goal?
It might be hard to believe, but a breakfast conversation could be the most consequential event in your life if it is with Jesus.
Looking at the breakfast conversation in John 21, we see how Peter's life changed forever as he was challenged to step up and play his part in God's big plan.
And Jesus has an exciting challenge for all of us today. As Jesus captures our hearts with his love and forgiveness, we'll be motivated to be part of something truly extraordinary.
Perfect to read with men who you'd like to encourage to live all out for Christ or to give away at men's breakfasts.
Do you ever talk before you think? Mess up? Let others down? That's what Peter did, again and again and again, and it led him to abandoning his best friend, Jesus.
Peter loved Jesus. He felt terrible when he pretended not to know him. He thought all was lost when Jesus died.
But Jesus is not like our other friends. He wants to forgive us when we are really sorry, even when we mess up again and again and again. And because Jesus died and rose again he can. Jesus' death took the punishment for all of Peter's mistakes and all our mistakes, and his resurrection showed the penalty was lifted.
After he rose from the dead, Jesus went and found Peter and forgave him, and he can do the same for us. Peter spent the rest of his life telling people that if they put their trust in Jesus, they could be forgiven too again and again and again.
Children know all about failing, but they don't always experience true forgiveness. This book points them to Jesus, the one who will forgive them again and again and again.