Herald Press reissues three books
Publisher refreshes them with updates and new covers
By Steve Shenk
“We constantly evaluate our books with readers’ preferences in mind,” said Amy Gingerich, director of print media at MennoMedia. “It just so happened that all three of these important Herald Press titles received new covers and some new content at about the same time.”
The first refreshed book is A Muslim and a Christian in Dialogue by Badru D. Kateregga and David W. Shenk. First released in 1997, it models a new and better way for two faiths to interact. It now joins two newer books—Teatime in Mogadishu (2011) and Journeys of the Muslim Nation and the Christian Church (2003)—under the series label “Christians Meeting Muslims.”
The updated book added study and discussion questions for each chapter in addition to a new cover.
Shenk, one of the authors, is currently using Teatime in Mogadishu in a three-month study for Sunday school at his congregation, Mountville (Pa.) Mennonite Church. “This was an open class, and most adults opted for this study,” he said. Soon the young adult class joined and then the youth class.
Each of the Muslim-Christian books is $14.99 in the U.S. and $17.24 in Canada. Together, the three can be purchased for $37.99 in the U.S. and $43.69 in Canada.
Herald Press’s other two refreshed books are:
- The Upside-Down Kingdom by Donald Kraybill. It has sold over 100,000 copies since it first appeared in 1978. Jesus’ counter-cultural message is a clear call to turn the social ladder upside down, says the author. In addition to a new cover, this edition includes three essays by people whose lives have been inspired by the book. ($16.99 in U.S. and $19.54 in Canada.)
- Forgiveness: A Legacy of the West Nickel Mines Amish School by John L. Ruth. This new edition was released five years after the mass killing of Amish schoolchildren in Pennsylvania. Even many Christians were stunned when the Amish community extended words of forgiveness toward the killer and his family. The new edition includes a new afterword by the author, reflecting on the five years since the event on the lives of those touched by the tragedy. ($10.99 in U.S. and $12.64 in Canada.)
The three refreshed books are available from Herald Press by calling 800-245-7894 (U.S.) or 800-631-6535 (Canada). The prices are the same as the previous editions.
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Cover images available:
A Muslim and a Christian in Dialogue
The Upside-Down Kingdom
Forgiveness: A Legacy of the West Nickel Mines Amish School