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January 2016 New Titles in the Library

Check out this list of new titles in the library. Also watch for the library cart with the newest titles

as well as a Library Committee member in the Narthex about one Sunday a month.

We welcome your questions and suggestions.

The Fifth Gospel. Ian Caldwell, 2015 [fiction] Pick up this novel for an intriguing murder mystery, complex loving family dynamics, history of the shroud as a religious relic, drama set in the Vatican, and information about the 4 gospels as well as compiled works that have been written.

The Note. Angela Hunt, 2001 [fiction] “ . . . in her quest to find the truth [about a cryptic note found in the aftermath of a disastrous plane crash, Peyton [local reporter] uncovers lessons about love and forgiveness…and about herself.”

The Bridge Over Flatwillow Creek. Lance Wubbels, 1998 [fiction] “A small country Minnesota town on a quiet summer day in 1901. He was home from college. She had only recently moved here. It only took a second to change …[their] lives forever.”

Far From The Dream – The Gentle Hills Book 1. Lance Wubbels, 1994 [fiction] “The call of war plunged them into the most difficult challenge of their lives. . . . would their love be enough to sustain the dream of home and family…?”

Whispers in The Valley – The Gentle Hills Book 2. Lance Wubbels, 1995 [fiction] “Jerry’s dramatic survival during the sinking of his aircraft carrier and his reunion with Marjie and their new daughter signaled their new beginning.”

Keeper of the Harvest – The Gentle Hills Book 3. Lance Wubbels, 1995 [fiction] “ . . . the greatest challenge comes unexpectedly with the brief visit of an American missionary who escaped the Japanese. . . [they and their friends] are caused to reexamine what they really want in life.”

My American Adventure – 50 States 50 Weeks. Amy Burritt, 1998 [917] “What began as her parents’ dream to discover America with their children, becomes Amy’s personnel goal to meet every single governor.”

Don’t Let Jerks Get the Best of You – Advice for Dealing With Difficult People. Paul Meier, M.D., 1993 [248.4] “Dr. Meier combines years of counseling with a light-hearted look at his own life in this handbook on human relationships to help you.”

Why I Stayed – The Choices I Made in My Darkest Hour. Gayle Haggard, 2010 [261.8] “A poignant testimony to pain and perplexity being finally swallowed by love.”

The Case for Christ – A Journalist’s Personal Investigation of the Evidence for Jesus. Lee Strobel, 1998 [232.9] “A seasoned journalist chases down the biggest story in history.”

Family Traditions – Practical Intentional Ways to Strengthen Your Family Identity. J. Otis Ledbetter and Tim Smith, 1998 [649] “…will help you renew your sense of appreciation for the role of tradition in family life by introducing fresh meaningful impressions to undergird traditions you already may celebrate.”

December 2015 New Titles in the Library

Christmas, fiction and amazing bravery on 9/11! Take your pick or read them all.

Christmas Stories for the Heart. Compiled by Alice Gray, 1997 [394] “These wonderful stories will warm your heart and soul and reawaken your love for the holiday season.”

A Christmas Homecoming – Because it’s never too late to be forgiven. Maryann Diorio, 2012 [fiction] “ . . . this prodigal daughter begins the long journey home and prays she will be welcomed after walking away so long ago.”

Christmas by the Hearth – A treasury of stories celebrating the meaning and mystery of Christmas. Rick Blanchette, Editor, 1996 [fiction] “. . . a wide spectrum of short stories about Christmas past and present . . . ”

Simply SenseSational Christmas – Simple, Beautiful Ways to Create a Cozy Home for Christmas. Terry Willits, 1998 [394.266] The author, an interior designer “ . . . encourages you to simplify Christmas in your home so you can celebrate what matters most: the birth of Christ . . . “

In Search of the Real Spirit of Christmas. Dan Schaeffer, 2003 [263] “ . . . takes you beyond the trappings and trimmings and into the wonder of the best gift of the season – the essence of Christmas.”

Christmas Miracles – Inspirational True Stories of Holiday Magic. Brad & Sherry Steiger, 2001 [242] “ . . . these incredible but true, larger than life miracles celebrate the wondrous joys of this special time of year.”

Let’s Roll! – Ordinary People, Extraordinary Courage. Lisa Beamer, 2012 [973.931] “ . . . a message of character, courage, and faith in the face of horrifying [9/11] tragedy.”

The Lady in Gold – The Extraordinary Tale of Gustav Klimt’s Masterpiece, Portrait of Adele Bloch-Bauer. Anne Marie O’Connor, 2012 [920] “The celebrated painting, stolen by the Nazis during WW II, subsequently became the subject of a decade-long dispute between her [the Jewish subject of the painting] heirs and the Austrian government.”

The Eleventh Hour – The Secret of the Rose Series #1. Michael Phillips, 1993 [fiction] Historical fiction set in World War II Europe.

A Rose Remembered – The Secret of the Rose Series #2. Michael Phillips, 1994 [fiction]

Escape to Freedom – The Secret of the Rose Series #3. Michael Phillips, 1994 [fiction

Dawn of Liberty – The Secret of the Rose Series #4. Michael Phillips, 1995 [fiction].

February 2016 – New Titles in the Library

Watch for the library cart with the newest titles as well as a Library Committee member in the Narthex one Sunday a month. Your questions and suggestions are welcome.

Afterglow – Encounters with the Light. Angela Lee Ann Zieske, 2014 [248] “… a love story written in daily bite-sized portions in the symbolic language of poetic affection. It is filled with spectacular imagery [in photographs] intended to stir and inspire your heart to a deeper, more intimate connection with God.”

Holy Chutzpah – Walking in Godly Boldness. Annette M. Eckart, 2013 [242] “Holy Chutzpah people advance the Kingdom of God by living daring kindness, radical forgiveness, and unflinching generosity.”

Who, What, Where, When, Why, and How – A Creative Look at Life’s Main Issues. D.S. Spears, EdD, 2014 [220] “… presents answers to common life question through original illustrations, proverbs, parables, poetry, and commentary, encouraging spiritual seekers to look at fundamental life lessons in an entirely new way.”

My Prayer Chair – A Living, Walking, Breathing Relationship with Jesus. Carla McDougal, 2013 [248.3] “… encourages the reader to engage in an ongoing conversation with God – seven days a week, twenty-four hours a day.”

Calm & Peace Be Careful how you think; your life is shaped by your thoughts. Proverbs 4:23. Adrina Green, 2013 [126] “ … a precious and unique collection of Christian-based wisdom and tips that have greatly helped others to restore their courage, to more confidently deal with turmoil, and most importantly, to enjoy the benefits of life changing calm and peaceful choices.”

Living Through the Pain – The Lonely Me. Cathy A. Kurtz, 2014 [920] “[the author] considers her deep understanding of surviving tragedies, and using her pain to enrich her life, as a calling from God to serve others and assist them in finding the courage to move forward.”

China Road – A Journey into the Future of a Rising Power. Rob Gifford, 2008 [951.06] “A crash course in Chinese history, geography, economy, and society … From afar, China looks like an emerging superpower, but [the author] contends that up close it is ‘more fragile and brittle than it appears’ …”

Purple Hibiscus. Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, 2003 [fiction] “A novel about the promise of freedom, about the blurred lines between childhood and adulthood, between love and hatred between the old gods and the new.”

Glimpses of Paradise. James Scott Bell, 2005 [fiction] “…a story that encompasses rural Nebraska, the battlefields of France, and the Hollywood of the ‘20’s. Action, suspense, and romance are permeated with themes of faith, doubt, and reconciliation – as relevant today as a century ago.”

Leaning on a Spider’s Web – A Story of Love, Faith & Life-Changing Choices. Jennifer Rees Larcombe, 1991 [fiction] “When Richard, the young vicar, arrives on the scene, he discovers that the people have built a comfortable world that makes them feel secure. But will their values hold up when disaster strikes?”

Sign of the Cross. David Horton, 1997 [fiction] Two people caught up the horror of World War II “. . . must find the courage to step into the unknown, testing the fragile limits of faith.”

A Bouquet of Love– An arrangement of four beautiful novellas about friendship and love. Ginny Aiken Ranee McCollum, Jeri Odell & Debra White Smith, 1999 [fiction] Four original love stories are offered for your enjoyment and inspiration.

March 2016 New Titles in the Library

Watch for the library cart with the newest titles as well as a Library Committee member in the Narthex one Sunday a month.  Your questions and suggestions are welcome.

Seven Keys to Spiritual Renewal – Biblical Insights for Your Journey of Faith. Stephen Arterburn & David Stoop, 1998 [243]  “These keys are based upon principles revealed in the Bible about how a person can experience a deeper relationship with God and have more satisfaction in life.”

Single to Single – Daily Devotionals by and for Single Adults. Douglas L. Fagerstrom, Editor, 1991 [242]  “Whether you are never married, divorced, or widowed, you will identify with . . . [these devotions].”

Saying Goodbye to Disappointments – Finding Hope When Your Dreams Don’t Come True. Jan & David Stoop, 1993 [155.2] “You can’t eliminate all disappointment from your life – but what if you could learn to break the pattern of disappointment?”  This book is especially for women.

Bold Love – The Courageous Practice of Life’s Ultimate Influence. Dr. Dan B. Allender, 1992 [248]  “…explores the complexities of living, forgiving, and healing,..”

Leading Talents, Leading Teams – Aligning People, Passions and Positions for Maximum Performance.  Lee Ellis, 2003 [658] “Would you like to gain new insights on how to unleash the talents of people and align them toward a common goal?”

The Future of the American Family. George Barna, 1993 [173] “…what will the family, our most stabilizing institution, be like in the future?”

Marley & Me – life and love with the world’s worst dog.  John Grogan, 2005 [920]  “The heartwarming and unforgettable story of a family and the wondrously neurotic dog who taught them what really matters in life.”

On My Own at 107– Reflections on Life without Bessie.  Sarah Delany, 1997 [920]  The author’s “…tribute to Bessie, her beloved younger sister and century-long companion …who died at 104.”

Pilgrims. Elizabeth Gilbert, 1997 [fiction]  “…these short stories track her [the author’s] diverse characters as they each pursue their own singular American pilgrimage.”

Day of the East Wind. Julia Shuken, 1993 [fiction] “…captures both the strangeness of a faraway land in a time past, and the sameness of a shared faith, a common human nature, and struggles, fears, and hopes known to us all.”

On The Trail of the Truth and A Place in the Sun – Journals of Corrie Belle-Hollister, 1991 [fiction]  A young girl comes of age after traveling to California and caring for her 4 siblings.  Risk, truth, trouble, faith and love are to be experienced in these 2 novels in one book.

Chariots of Dawn– Would Eshed’s faith and Leona’s love be enough to sustain the embattled young disciples?”.  Kay Stewart, 1991 [fiction] Eshed embarks on a compelling adventure filled with challenge upon challenge as he battles the spiritual ignorance and hardships of the early Christian era.”

April 2016 New Titles in the Library

Watch for the library cart with the newest titles as well as a Library Committee member in the Narthex one Sunday a month.  Your questions and suggestions are welcome.

In the Meantime – Finding Yourself and the Love You Want. Iyanla Vanzant, 1998 [158]  “Every living being wants to experience the light of love.  The problem is that our windows are dirty! . . . streaked with past pains and hurts, past memories and disappointments.”

Having Our Say – The Delany Sisters’ First 100 Years. Sarah & A. Elizabeth Delany, 1993 [920]  “Sadie and Bessie Delaney recall growing up with eight other siblings in turn-of-the-century North Carolina:  their father was born in slavery, yet became the nation’s first elected black Episcopal bishop  . .”

The Eagle and the Rose – A Remarkable True Story. Rosemary Altea, 1995 [920] “A fascinating spiritual adventure.  Rosemary Altea’s journey of self-discovery reminds us that our existence is more mysterious than any of us have dared to believe.”

From Tears to Triumph – My Journey to the House of Hope. Linda Bello-Ruiz, 2013 [920]  “By the age of 22, disillusioned but not defeated, Linda follows a tug on her heart and a voice in her head and moves to Costa Rica, where with faith, defiance, and courage she advocates for runaways, street girls and underage prostitutes.”

If God Made the Universe Who Made God? – 130 Arguments for Christian Faith.  Holman Bible Publishers, 2012 [230] “Christian apologetics is the discipline and growing body of knowledge that equips believers to address their own doubts, to converse with seekers and critics from a position of strength . . .”

One Minute After You Die. Erwin W. Lutzer, 1997 [155] “…you will be either elated or terrified . . . and it will be too late to reroute your travel plans. . . what the Bible teaches about death.”

God, Me, and My Hula-Hoop – Finding Balance and Momentum in Your Walk with Christ. Mary Riesberg, 2013 [248]  “ . . . an 8 week guide and Bible study that explains how to place God at the center of our everyday life and situations.”

Great Expectations– An Adoption Story and Devotional. Meta Wohlrabe Nelson, 2014 [362]  “ . . . delivers an honest and heartfelt look into the agony and ecstasy of foreign adoption.”

A Cup of Comfort for the Grieving Heart– Stories to lift your spirit and heal your soul.  Colleen Sell, Editor, 2010 [152]  “Much needed solace for your time of need.”

Unbroken– A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption.  Laura Hillenbrand, 2010 [920] This is the true story of a flawed human being who found his way in the ability to run, went to the Berlin Olympics, became an airman, crashed into the Pacific and survived the unimaginable on a raft only to be taken into captivity and tested almost beyond his capacity, returned home, dealt with his demons and found his way once again.

Daughter of Grace– the 2nd of the Journals of Corrie Belle Hollister.  Michael Phillips & Judith Pella, 1990 [fiction]  More of the life of Corrie Belle Hollister follow the processing last month of 2 other episodes.

Sea to Shining Sea– 5th of the Journals of Corrie Belle Hollister.  Michael Phillips, 1992 [fiction] As the Civil War approaches, “ . . . Corrie finds herself thrust into the political arena.”

Into the Long Dark Night – 6th of the Journals of Corrie Belle Hollister.  Michael Phillips, 1992 [fiction] “Invited by President Lincoln to visit Washington and help with his reelection campaign, Corrie heads east, toward her own roots.”