RLGN 489 Book Review

RLGN 489 Book Review Liberty

Select 1 of the required textbooks for this course to write your Book Review on, and read all of the chapters. Then, address the following 4 sections in a 1,000–1,250-word paper. Use current Turabian format in all style matters as appropriate.

  1. Bibliographic Entry 

Include a bibliographic entry for the text at the top of the page. An example of a correct bibliographic entry is:

Bibliographical Entry

Stowell, Joseph M. Redefining Leadership: Character-Driven Habits of Effective Leaders. Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 2014.

  1. Summary

Summarize the themes, concepts, and principles of the book. Demonstrate that you have identified the themes, concepts, and/or principles by expressing them clearly in your own words. You must support your summary with parenthetical references identifying where the material can be found in the text. Your summary must be no longer than 300 words.

Note: Do not make the mistake of simply restating the contents of the various chapters which you have read. This is not what the assignment is asking for, and you will not receive credit for rewording the contents of each chapter.

  1. Critique 

Critique what you have read by stating your position on the text and supporting it well with parenthetical references. If you agree with the reading, say so, and provide evidence to support your position. If you disagree with the reading, state that and support it equally. You must not state your position based on another text. Your critique of a text must stand on the merits of the assigned text alone. Your critique must be no longer than 600 words.

  1. Evaluation

Evaluate the book’s value in its larger academic context by stating or showing if or how the book contributes to the field of Christian ministry in the church or in the Christian organization. If you decide the text is beneficial, then support your statement in tangible ways, using scholarly sources. Do the same if you take the reverse position. Your evaluation must be 200–300 words

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