April 2019 – Newest Titles in the Library


The Next Person You Meet in Heaven. Mitch Albom, 2018 [Fiction] “In this long-awaited sequel, Mitch Albom reveals Annie’s story, [the girl saved in The Five People You Meet in Heaven] and what happened next.”

The Last Ten Percent. Michelle McKinney Hammond, 2006 [Fiction]  As the future unfolds, these longtime friends discover that love comes in unique and amazing ways.”

Turtle in Paradise. Jennifer L. Holm, 2010 [Child]  “…historical novel, rich in historical detail, humor, and the unique flavors of Key West.”  This story, especially for 8 to 12 year olds, also tells a lot about the great Depression.

In the Garden – An Ordinary Woman, An Extraordinary Life — Ellen – A Memoir. Janet Hasselbring, 2013 [920] “…a testimony to the power of faith and surrender to God’s will.”  Ellen, the author’s mother lived in western Michigan.

Everything Happens for a Reason. Kate Bowler, 2018 [920] The author, a professor at Duke Divinity School subscribes to “the prosperity gospel which sees fortune as a blessing from God and misfortune as a mark of God’s disapproval.”  When she becomes seriously ill she is faced with reconciling her faith and understanding.

Rekindling the Romance – Loving the Love of Your Life. Dennis & Barbara Rainey, 2004 [248.8]  “The God who makes all things new is waiting to work a miracle in your marriage.”

For Parents Only – Getting Inside the Head of Your Kid. Shaunti Feldhahn & Lisa A. Rice, 2007 [248.8] For every bewildered parent, there’s a kid longing to be understood.”

Be Still And Know That I am God – 31 Days to a Deeper Meditative Prayer Life.  Amy and Judge Reinhold, compilers, 2007 [248.4] “…invites you into the joy and peace that can be found in the age-old practice of contemplative prayer…”

23 Minutes in Hell – One Man’s story about what he saw, heard, and felt in that place of torment.. Bill Wiese, 2006 [236] “…since this life-changing ordeal, he [the author]has spent the last seven years studying the Scriptures to find answers and has listed more than 130 Bible verses referencing hell.”

The Gospel of Ruth– Loving God Enough to Break the Rules. Carolyn Custis James, 2008 [222] “…provides a compelling and riveting reading of the book of Ruth that reveals a grace-ful message and will change your assumptions about Ruth as well as Naomi and Boaz.”

Just Walk Across the Room– Simple Steps Pointing People to Faith. Bill Hybels, 2006 [248]  “What if you knew that by simply crossing the room and saying hello to someone, you could change that person’s forever?”

Steadfast Hope – The Palestinian Quest for Just Peace.  Israel/Palestine Mission Network-PCUSA, 2009 [263 & DVD] Read this account (and watch this DVD) to gain perspective and knowledge of the long-lasting conflict and the Presbyterian church’s stand.

Book Discussion Group: Meets the 1st Tuesday each month at 10 am

Date                            Title                                                  Author(s)                   

4/2/2019                The Indigo Girl                        Natasha Boyd                  

5/7/2019                Saving Arcadia                         Heather Shumaker