In between academic conferences, family vacations and research projects, Gordon professors love grabbing a good book from their pile and diving into their summer ‘beach’ reading. We asked a few what they might be reading this summer as well as which books they’d recommend, which we’ve listed below. Enjoy!
Jennifer Hevelone-Harper, professor of history: “Because my husband and I are taking our three children to Scotland and England this summer, we’ll be reading them excerpts of Adomnam’s Life of St. Columba, who was the founding abbot of Iona (in Scotland). We’ll end our trip with a few days in London and get to watch A Midsummer’s Night Dream at the Globe Theater, so I’m also searching for a child friendly version of that play to bring along.”
David Aiken, professor of philosophy: “I plan to read a recent book that attempts to reconcile the sciences with a theistic worldview: Creator God, Evolving World by Cynthia Crysdale and Neil Ormerod. I'll also probably be reading the latest to detective novels by Deborah Crombie.”
Kent Seibert, professor of business and economics: “I’ve got a big reading list: Strategy Safari: Your Complete Guide Through the Wilds of Strategic Management by H. Mintzberg, B. Ahlstrand & J. Lampel; Misreading Scripture with Western Eyes by E.R. Richards & B. O’Brian; What is Marriage? Man and Woman: A Defense by S. Girgis, R.T. Anderson & R.P. George, and Economic Growth: Unleashing the Potential of Human Flourishing by E.S. Noel, S.L.S. Smith & B.G. Webb. This last book is by our own Stephen Smith and Bruce Webb!”