My Résumé




     Ruth A. Tucker

4824 Abrigador Trail

Comstock Park, MI 49321
647-1030, area code six-one-six
or reach me at business: 974-1062

PERSONAL DATA

 Birth Date:  July 17, 1945
 Married: John Worst (Professor of Music Emeritus, Calvin College), 3 children, 4 grandchildren
 Church membership:  LaGrave Avenue Christian Reformed Church, Grand Rapids

EDUCATION

 B.A.    1967 (History) LeTourneau University, Longview, Texas
 M.A.    1969 (American Studies) Baylor University, Waco, Texas
 Ph.D.   1979 (History) Northern Illinois University, De Kalb, Illinois

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

 Associate Professor of Missiology, Calvin Theological Seminary, 2000-2006
 Visiting Professor, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, 1982-1999
 Adjunct Interim Professor, Calvin College, 1987-2000
 Adjunct Professor, Fuller Theological Seminary, Summers 1990, 1993
 Visiting Professor, Moffat College of Bible (Kijabe, Kenya), 1985-1989
 Instructor, Grand Rapids School of the Bible and Music, 1978-1987

BOOKS

From Jerusalem to Irian Jaya:  A Biographical History of Christian Missions  (Zondervan,
1983, Rev. Ed., 2004)
Daughters of the Church with Walter Liefeld (Zondervan, 1987)
First Ladies of the Parish:  Historical Portraits of Pastors' Wives  (Zondervan, 1988; 1992)
Guardians of the Great Commission:  Women in Modern Missions (Zondervan,1988)
Christian Speakers Treasury (Harper & Row, 1989)
Another Gospel:  Alternative Religions and the New Age Movement (Zondervan, 1989)
Stories of Faith (Zondervan, 1990)
Women in the Maze:  Questions and Answers on Biblical Equality (InterVarsity, 1992)
Multiple Choices:  Making Wise Decisions (Zondervan, 1992)
Family Album: Portraits of Family Life Through the Centuries (Victor, 1994)
Seasons of Motherhood (Victor, 1996)
Not Ashamed: The Story of Jews for Jesus (Multnomah, 1999)
Walking Away from Faith: Unraveling the Mystery of Belief and Unbelief (InterVarsity, 2002)
God Talk: Cautions for Those Who Hear the Voice of God (InterVarsity, 2005)
Left Behind in A Mega-Church World (Baker, 2006)
Leadership Reconsidered (Baker, 2008)
Parade of Faith (Zondervan, 2011)
Biographical Bible (Baker, 2013)
Dynamic Women of the Bible (Baker, 2014)
Extraordinary Women of Church History (Baker, 2016)


ARTICLES PUBLISHED in Christianity Today, Christian History, Missiology, Evangelical Missions Quarterly, The Banner, Church Herald and other periodicals.

SPEAKING includes women's retreats, mission conferences, and lectures at Bethel College, Indiana Wesleyan, Wheaton Graduate School, Whitworth College, Olivet Nazarene University, Tabor College, Messiah College, Seattle Pacific University, Bethel Seminary (San Diego), Asbury Seminary