More Books Fall 2015

Susan Cartmell book coverUnCommon Preaching

Wipf and Stock

Prompted by the decline in church membership, the author embarked on a journey to churches across the country that had more lively worship. She discovered that many of the preachers of these thriving churches took a more theme-based approach rather than depending on the lectionary. Her book describes her journey and how she has developed a new model for her own preaching. This is a book that offers resources for those who would like to change their worship services.

Rev. Dr. Susan Cartmell ’75 has been the senior minister of The Congregational Church of Needham, Massachusetts, since 1998. She has written for Christian Century, Upper Room, and Lectionary Homiletics. Ordained in 1982, she has served two other UCC Congregations in Massachusetts before going to Needham. She lives in Boston with her wife, Rev. Peggy O’Connor.

Cathy Lasher book coverBetter Thinking for Better Results

Panorama Press

In this tool-packed practical guide aimed at the corporate market, the author presents a new way to get better results through focused thinking. Readers learn how to avoid regret and develop reflective thinking as well as how to achieve future goals with greater ease and more control.

Cathy Levin Lasher ’74 is an integrative relational psychotherapist and a personal development/leadership trainer. A former chartered accountant, she holds an MBA, She lives in London and teaches university courses in reflective practice at the degree level. This is her first book.

Glenna Collett book coverBook Design Made Simple

12 Pines Press

Book Design Made Simple gives do-it-yourself authors, nonprofits, and small presses the power to design their own books. It’s the first comprehensive book of its kind, explaining every step in detail, from leasing and installing Adobe InDesign right through to sending the files to press. For those who want to design books and covers but have little idea how to proceed, Book Design Made Simple is a semester of book design instruction plus a publishing class rolled into one.

Glenna M. Collett ’72 has been a book designer in the Boston area since earning a graduate diploma in communications from Simmons College in 1974. She has designed more than one hundred textbooks for large publishers and dozens of self-published books for individual authors. She cowrote this book with colleague and friend Fiona Raven of Vancouver, BC.

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