NEWEST TITLES IN OUR NEW RICHARDSON LIBRARY –
Small Great Things. Jodi Picoult, 2016 [Fiction] The newborn son of a white supremacist dies while under the care of a black labor and delivery nurse. This story tackles race, privilege, prejudice, justice and compassion with no easy answers.
The Shop on Blossom Street. Debbie Macomber, 2004 [Fiction] “Four very different women, brought together by an age-old craft [knitting] make unexpected discoveries – about themselves and each other.”
Hemingway– One Man’s Faith, a Family’s Struggle to Forgive. Core Faith Media, 2012 [DVD-Family] The owner of the Hemingway publishing empire died and surprises the family with his will in which he required that long-time family feuding be resolved within 8 hours or the entire company would be donated to charity.
The Billy Graham Story. John Pollock, 1985  Read this authorized biography of the much respected and revered Billy Graham as a tribute to his life which ended just last month.
Images of My Life. William E. Wilson, 2016  Our own Bill Wilson, recently deceased member of our church has written another memoir – this one relives his long life in Traverse City as well as his experience in World War II.
A Walk in the Woods– Rediscovering America on the Appalachian Trail. Bill Bryson, 1998 [917.404] This is another of this author’s wildly entertaining books full of humor and love for nature.
The Lotus and the Cross – Jesus Talks with Buddha. Ravi Zacharias, 2001  “Jesus and Buddha agreed that Truth could withstand scrutiny. Listen in as the Soul of Truth speaks with the Heart of Compassion.”
Preparing for Heaven – What Dallas Willard Taught Me about Living, Dying, and Eternal Life. Gary Black Jr., 2015  “…a beautiful account of friendship, a profound vision of afterlife, and a wise and inspiring guide for how we can and must live now, given that bright image of heaven.”
Life with God – Reading the Bible for Spiritual Transformation. Richard J. Foster, 2008 [248.4] “…awakens us to God’s continued desire to commune with us despite the deafness of our sin-blunted ears.”
Experiencing God – Knowing and Doing the Will of God. Henry & Richard Blackaby and Claude King, 2008  “When you open this book, you’ll find that you aren’t just reading. No, you are being remade, reoriented, and restored from the frustration of what you may have known as stale religion.”
Truth & Power – The Place of Scripture in the Christian Life, 1996 [220.1] “…challenges the church to keep the Bible and to keep to the Bible.”
Lifting Up the Poor – A Dialogue on Religion, Poverty & Welfare Reform. Pew Forum on Religion and Public Life, 2003 [261.8] “…moving, pointed, and informed discussion of poverty, one or our most vexing public issues.”
Is the Market Moral? – A Dialogue on Religion, Economics & Justice. Pew Form Dialogues on Religion & Public Life, 2004 [261.8] “…grapples with the new imperatives of a global economy while working in the classic tradition of political economy, which has always treated seriously the questions of morality, justice, productivity and freedom.”
Liberty and Power – A Dialogue on Religion & U.S. Foreign Policy in an Unjust World. Pew Forum on Religion and Public Life, 2004 [261.8] “What role should religion play in shaping and implementing U.S. foreign policy?”
One Electorate under God? – A Dialogue on Religion & American Politics. Pew Forum on Religion and Public Life, 2004 [261.8] “…voices seeking to promote a greater understanding of American thinking about faith and public office in a pluralistic society.”
A Visual Guide to Gospel Events – Fascinating Insights into Where They Happened and Why. James C. Martin, John A. Beck & David G. Hansen, 2010 [232.9] “…includes hundreds of photographs and maps to bring to life the world in which Jesus lived.”