Celine. Peter Heller, 2017 [Fiction] “…a luminous novel of suspense…”  But this story is so much more as it follows Celine, an “elegant, aristocratic private eye [how’s that for an odd combination] who specializes in reuniting families a she tries to make amends for a loss in her own past.”

Survivors – The Empty City. Erin Hunter, 2012 [Child]  “Lucky is a golden-haired mutt with a nose for survival”  Used to being independent, it becomes necessary for him to rely on other dogs to survive.  This is a great story for 10 to 13 year olds.

Parenting Someone Else’s Child – The Foster Parents’ ‘How-To’ Manual. Ann Stressman, 2004 [649]  This book helps “bridge the gap”:  “most children raised in a different socioeconomic class from their foster or adoptive parents have very different viewpoints, values, and learning styles from those parents.”

Left to Tell – Discovering God Amidst the Rwandan Holocaust. Immaculée Ilibagliza, 2006 [282.092] “It [Immaculée’s account of genocide survival] gives us hope of overcoming the divisions deliberately created by those with self-serving agendas and no thought for humanity.”

Set-Apart Femininity – God’s Sacred Intent for Every Young Woman. Leslie Ludy, 2008 [248.8]  “Do you need a fresh vision of God’s amazing purpose for your life as a young woman?  Are you ready to become one of the few in this generation who will make an eternal impact upon this world?”

Five Voices Five Faiths – An Interfaith Primer. Amanda Millay Hughes, Editor, 2005 [200]  “in this unique book about the major religious traditions of the world, a practitioner from each tradition-Hinduism, Judaism, Buddhism, Christianity, and Islam -introduces the basics of his or her faith …”

Green Leaf In Drought. Isobel Kuhn, 2012 [266] “…story of the escape of the last China Inland Mission members from Communist China.”

Between The World and Me.  Ta-Nehisi Coates, 2015 [305.8] “…a profound work that pivots from the biggest questions about American history and ideals to the most intimate concerns of a father for his son…what is it like to inhabit a black body and find a way to live within it?”

Believe – Living the Story of the Bible to Become Like Jesus-Study Guide. Randy Frazee, 2015 [248] “…explore the 30 essential beliefs, practices, and virtues that every Christian needs to know and live”  This study Guide accompanies the video based study already elsewhere on our shelves.

Theology – For Liberal Presbyterians and Other Endangered Species. Douglas F. Ottati, 2006 [230] “Writing out of the reformed tradition and a theology of grace and with a dose of humor, he [the author] addresses current issues…”

Deep Peace – Healing in Our Lives. J. Ellen Nunnally, 2003 [234]  “…explores the dimensions of human suffering and the redemptive power of prayer.”

The Lost Art of Praying Together – Rekindling Passion for Prayer.  James Banks, 2009 [248.3] “Praying together is an opportunity to enter into the presence of God in a unique and powerful way.”

The Christian Atheist – Believing in God but Living as If He Doesn’t Exist. Craig Groeschel, 2010 [248.2]  “Christians and Christian Atheists everywhere will be nodding their heads as they are challenged to take their own honest assessment and ask the question, Am I putting my whole faith in God but still living as if everything were up to me?”

Believe – The Words and Inspiration of Desmond Tutu.  Desmond Tutu, 2007 [248]

Book Discussion Group: Meets the 1st Tuesday each month at 10 am in the Westminster Room at the church.

Date                            Title                                                  Author(s)        

     5/7/2019                Saving Arcadia                         Heather Shumaker   

    6/4/2019                The Orphan Daughter           Cari Noga                       

                                      NO Meeting in July

    8/6/2019                The Romanov Empress        C.W. Gortner                    

   9/3/2019                 The Russian Five                     Keith Gave