October 2019 – Newest Titles in the Library


Educated – A Memoir. Tara Westover, 2018 [920] “…the [true] story of a young girl’s escape from violence and emotional prison.  About the love of family and the pain of family both, the ferocity of the human spirit, and the power of education to change lives.”

I Am Malala – The girl who stood up for education and was shot by the Taliban. Malala Yousafzai, 2013 [920]  Malala was a courageous campaigner for education for girls at age eleven.  She survived being shot by the Taliban and became the youngest person ever nominated for a Nobel Peace Prize.

One Soldier’s Story – A Memoir. Bob Dole, 2005 [920]  “Dole tells the moving story of his harrowing experience on and off the battlefield and how it changed his life”

The Shoemaker’s Wife. Adriana Trigiani, 2012 [Fiction] “…an historical epic of love and family, war and loss, risk and destiny . . .” inspired by the author’s own family history and immigration from Italy.…”

Mountain Magic – Spellbinding Tales of Appalachia. Brian J. Hatcher, Editor. 2010 [Fiction]  “The power of magic is the power of story.  Both use illusion to illustrate the truth…both have the power to change us forever.”

Holding Out for a Hero – A new spin on Hebrews. Lisa Harper, 2005 [227.87 & DVD] “The first century Hebrews knew what it felt like to be so discouraged and disheartened that they lost focus on what was really important….Two thousand years later, nothing has changed.”

Belief – Readings on the reason for faith. Francis S. Collins, Editor, 2010 [202] “…more than an anthology…[a] wide-ranging, and powerful series of readings on the possibilities, problems, and mysteries of faith.”

A Brief History of the Presbyterians. James H. Smylie, 1996 [285]  “…chronicles the origins of the Reformed tradition and carries the saga through each subsequent era up to the eve of the twenty-first century, focusing on Presbyterianism in North America.”

On Grief & Grieving – Finding the Meaning of Grief through the Five Stages of Loss. Elisabeth Kubler-Ross, M.D. & David Kessler, 2005 [152] “…weaves together theory, inspiration and practical advice, including sections on sadness, hauntings, dreams, isolation, and healing.”

The Concise A to Z Guide to Finding it in the Bible. Seth Ehorn & Linda Washington, Compilers, 2010 [Ref] “…wonder where to find a word or topic in the Bible?  Looking for texts to support or refute an argument?  Just curious about what the Bible has to say about [an issue]?”

Best Inspirational Stories of the Year. Honor Books, 2004 [248]  “…true stories that will warm your heart, lift your spirits and enrich your life.”

The Big Book of Church Jokes.  Barbour Books 2009 [102] “…features clean, good-natured humor plus quality cartoons, arranged by topics…”