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5 Love Languages: The Secret to Love That Lasts, The

Gary D Chapman

1994    208 Pages    (Northfield Publishing)

DDC: 646   

ISBN 13: 9780802473158    ISBN 10: 0802473156

Marriage should be based on love, right? But does it seem as though you and your spouse are speaking two different languages? New York Times bestselling author Dr. Gary Chapman guides couples in identifying, understanding, and speaking their spouse’s primary love language—quality time, words of affirmation, gifts, acts of service, or physical touch. By learning the five love languages, you and your spouse will discover your unique love languages and learn practical steps in truly loving each [...]

Marriage should be based on love, right? But does it seem as though you and your spouse are speaking two different languages? New York Times bestselling author Dr. Gary Chapman guides couples in identifying, understanding, and speaking their spouse’s primary love language—quality time, words of affirmation, gifts, acts of service, or physical touch. By learning the five love languages, you and your spouse will discover your unique love languages and learn practical steps in truly loving each other. Chapters are categorized by love language for easy reference, and each one ends with specific, simple steps to express a specific language to your spouse and guide your marriage in the right direction. A newly designed love languages assessment will help you understand and strengthen your relationship. You can build a lasting, loving marriage together. Gary Chapman hosts a nationally syndicated daily radio program called A Love Language Minute that can be heard on more than 150 radio stations as well as the weekly syndicated program Building Relationships with Gary Chapman, which can both be heard on fivelovelanguages.com. The Five Love Languages is a consistent new York Times bestseller - with over 5 million copies sold and translated into 38 languages.  This book is a sales phenomenon, with each year outselling the prior for 16 years running! Includes a promotional code to gain exclusive online access to the new comprehensive love languages assessment.   [less]

8 Choices That Create a Live That Lasts

Jill Briscoe

2007    233 Pages    (Howard books)

DDC: 241.4   

ISBN 13: 9781582296647    ISBN 10: 1582296642

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10 Things Your Minister Wants to Tell You: (But Can't, Because He Needs the Job)

Oliver Thomas

2007    128 Pages    (St. Martin's Press)

DDC: 230   

ISBN 13: 9780312363796    ISBN 10: 0312363796

"How did it all begin?"  "What happens when we die?"  These are just two of the questions Reverend Oliver "Buzz" Thomas hears centrist Christians asking as he travels across the U.S. and he knows that their voices are not being heard.  They're people of faith, not of politics, and they want more from their religion than a voter's guide. In 10 Things Your Minister Wants to Tell You: But Can't Because He Needs the Job, Rev. Thomas has written a book that will become the liberal [...]

"How did it all begin?"  "What happens when we die?"  These are just two of the questions Reverend Oliver "Buzz" Thomas hears centrist Christians asking as he travels across the U.S. and he knows that their voices are not being heard.  They're people of faith, not of politics, and they want more from their religion than a voter's guide. In 10 Things Your Minister Wants to Tell You: But Can't Because He Needs the Job, Rev. Thomas has written a book that will become the liberal Christian answer to The Purpose Driven Life. He writes sensitively about the reason we were put on this earth, the significance of the Bible and how one pleases God. He answers difficult, contemporary questions like "What about homosexuality?" and "What about other faiths?". In 10 Things, Rev. Thomas weaves a Christian theology for today that people will embrace as a guide to sensible, modern living. [less]

21 Most Effective Prayers of The Bible

Dave Earley

2008    176 Pages    (Barbour Books)

DDC: 242.722   

ISBN 13: 9781602602168    ISBN 10: 1602602166

Want to know how to pray? Use the Word of God as your guide! This easy-to-read volume studies twenty-one heartfelt prayers from the Bible that produced results. The 21 Most Effective Prayers of the Bible speaks to believers of all ages, backgrounds, and maturity levels with an uplifting message: that the prayers of the Bible are prayers for us today. Not an exhaustive, scholarly study, this very readable volume investigates twenty-one heartfelt prayers that produced results.

Want to know how to pray? Use the Word of God as your guide! This easy-to-read volume studies twenty-one heartfelt prayers from the Bible that produced results. The 21 Most Effective Prayers of the Bible speaks to believers of all ages, backgrounds, and maturity levels with an uplifting message: that the prayers of the Bible are prayers for us today. Not an exhaustive, scholarly study, this very readable volume investigates twenty-one heartfelt prayers that produced results. [less]

24-Hour Christian: Sheer Encouragement for the Christian in the World, The

Earl F. Palmer

2001    144 Pages    (Regent College Publishing)

DDC: 248.8   

ISBN 13: 9781573832229    ISBN 10: 1573832227

Of course we want to be full-time Christians. But that's tough to do. Wouldn't it be easier if someone came alongside to help us and encourage us? That's just what Earl Palmer does in this book. He walks with us, shares the joys and struggles of his own journey, and passes along wisdom that comes from his intimate experience with God in Jesus Christ.

Of course we want to be full-time Christians. But that's tough to do. Wouldn't it be easier if someone came alongside to help us and encourage us? That's just what Earl Palmer does in this book. He walks with us, shares the joys and struggles of his own journey, and passes along wisdom that comes from his intimate experience with God in Jesus Christ. [less]

36-Hour Day: A Family Guide to Caring for People with Alzheimer Disease, Other Dementias, and Memory Loss in Later Life, 4th, The

Nancy L. Mace, Peter V. Rabins

2006    324 Pages    (Johns Hopkins University Press)

DDC: 362   

ISBN 13: 9780801885099    ISBN 10: 0801885094

Revised in 2006 for its twenty-fifth anniversary, this best-selling book is the "bible" for families caring for people with Alzheimer disease, offering comfort and support to millions worldwide. In addition to the practical and compassionate guidance that have made The 36-Hour Day invaluable to caregivers, the fourth edition is the only edition currently available that includes new information on medical research and the delivery of care. The new edition includes: - new information on diagnostic [...]

Revised in 2006 for its twenty-fifth anniversary, this best-selling book is the "bible" for families caring for people with Alzheimer disease, offering comfort and support to millions worldwide. In addition to the practical and compassionate guidance that have made The 36-Hour Day invaluable to caregivers, the fourth edition is the only edition currently available that includes new information on medical research and the delivery of care. The new edition includes: - new information on diagnostic evaluation- resources for families and adult children who care for people with dementia- updated legal and financial information- the latest information on nursing homes and other communal living arrangements- new information on research, medications, and the biological causes and effects of dementia [less]

50 People Every Christian Should Know: Learning from Spiritual Giants of the Faith

Warren W Wiersbe

2009    400 Pages    (Baker)

DDC: 920   

ISBN 13: 9781615232093    ISBN 10: 1615232095

Christians in the twenty-first century need encouragement and inspiration to lead lives that honor God. When faith is weak or the pressures of the world seem overwhelming, remembering the great men and women of the past can inspire us to renewed strength and purpose. Our spiritual struggles are not new, and the stories of those who have gone before us can help lead the way to our own victories. 50 People Every Christian Should Know gives a glimpse into the lives of such people as Charles H. [...]

Christians in the twenty-first century need encouragement and inspiration to lead lives that honor God. When faith is weak or the pressures of the world seem overwhelming, remembering the great men and women of the past can inspire us to renewed strength and purpose. Our spiritual struggles are not new, and the stories of those who have gone before us can help lead the way to our own victories.

50 People Every Christian Should Know gives a glimpse into the lives of such people as Charles H. Spurgeon, G. Campbell Morgan, A. W. Tozer, Fanny Crosby, Amy Carmichael, Jonathan Edwards, James Hudson Taylor, and many more. Combining the stories of fifty of these faithful men and women, beloved author Warren W. Wiersbe offers today's readers inspiration and encouragement in life's uncertain journey. [less]

90 Minutes in Heaven: A True Story of Death and Life

Don Piper, Cecil Murphey

2004    208 Pages    (Revell)

DDC: 231.7   

ISBN 13: 9780800759490    ISBN 10: 0800759494

As he is driving home from a minister's conference, Baptist minister Don Piper collides with a semi-truck that crosses into his lane. He is pronounced dead at the scene. For the next 90 minutes, Piper experiences heaven where he is greeted by those who had influenced him spiritually. He hears beautiful music and feels true peace.Back on earth, a passing minister who had also been at the conference is led to pray for Don even though he knows the man is dead. Piper miraculously comes back to life [...]

As he is driving home from a minister's conference, Baptist minister Don Piper collides with a semi-truck that crosses into his lane. He is pronounced dead at the scene. For the next 90 minutes, Piper experiences heaven where he is greeted by those who had influenced him spiritually. He hears beautiful music and feels true peace.Back on earth, a passing minister who had also been at the conference is led to pray for Don even though he knows the man is dead. Piper miraculously comes back to life and the bliss of heaven is replaced by a long and painful recovery.For years Piper kept his heavenly experience to himself. Finally, however, friends and family convinced him to share his remarkable story. [less]

100 Bible Verses Everyone Should Know by Heart

Robert J. Morgan

2010    425 Pages    (Christian Large Print)

DDC: 220.5   

ISBN 13: 9781594153419    ISBN 10: 1594153418

Originally published: Nashville, Tenn.: Broadman & Holman Pub., c2010.

Originally published: Nashville, Tenn.: Broadman & Holman Pub., c2010. [less]

100 Ways to Simplify Your Life

Joyce Meyer

2008    192 Pages    (FaithWords)

DDC: 248.8   

ISBN 13: 9780446194167    ISBN 10: 0446194166

Joyce Meyer is one busy lady. Apart from the normal demands of life, she teaches daily on TV and radio, writes books, holds conferences in dozens of cities every year and ministers around the world...and she runs Joyce Meyer Ministries. So she's had to learn how to make the most of every minute of the day! In 100 Ways to Simplify Your Life, Joyce shares the most effective secrets she's learned over the years for making the most of each minute of the day. In less than two pages per entry, Joyce [...]

Joyce Meyer is one busy lady. Apart from the normal demands of life, she teaches daily on TV and radio, writes books, holds conferences in dozens of cities every year and ministers around the world...and she runs Joyce Meyer Ministries. So she's had to learn how to make the most of every minute of the day! In 100 Ways to Simplify Your Life, Joyce shares the most effective secrets she's learned over the years for making the most of each minute of the day. In less than two pages per entry, Joyce gives us eminently 'doable' tips that are clearcut and ...well, SIMPLE. But they can change your whole outlook, not to mention your schedule. [less]

102 Questions Children Ask about the Bible (Questions Children Ask)

David R. Veerman, James C. Galvin, James C. Wilhoit, Richard Osborne

1994    208 Pages    (Tyndale Kids)

DDC: 220   

ISBN 13: 9780842345705    ISBN 10: 0842345701

Direct, scriptural answers to kids' curiosity about God's Word will help parents use these challenging questions in guiding children toward a deeper awareness of Bible truths.

Direct, scriptural answers to kids' curiosity about God's Word will help parents use these challenging questions in guiding children toward a deeper awareness of Bible truths. [less]

107 Questions Children Ask about Prayer (Questions Children Ask)

James C. Wilhoit, Rick Osborne, Daryl J. Lucas

1998    245 Pages    (Tyndale Kids)

DDC: 248.3   

ISBN 13: 9780842345422    ISBN 10: 0842345426

Seventh in the Questions Children Ask series, 107 Questions Children Ask about Prayer presents actual questions children have raised about prayer and biblical-based answers.

Seventh in the Questions Children Ask series, 107 Questions Children Ask about Prayer presents actual questions children have raised about prayer and biblical-based answers. [less]

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Abba's Child: The Cry of the Heart for Intimate Belonging

Brennan Manning

2002    192 Pages    (NavPress)

DDC: 248.4   

ISBN 13: 9781576833346    ISBN 10: 1576833348

Many Christians feel broken and angry but don’t think they can express these real feelings around others—or to God. So we put on a mask to hide our identity. Feelings of embarrassment and shame make us hide from the One who truly loves us. Author Brennan Manning encourages you to let go of this stressful, unreal impostor lifestyle and freely accept your identity as a child of God. Find the rest that you long for as you grow in character and accept His lordship. Includes discussion [...]

Many Christians feel broken and angry but don’t think they can express these real feelings around others—or to God. So we put on a mask to hide our identity. Feelings of embarrassment and shame make us hide from the One who truly loves us. Author Brennan Manning encourages you to let go of this stressful, unreal impostor lifestyle and freely accept your identity as a child of God. Find the rest that you long for as you grow in character and accept His lordship. Includes discussion questions. [less]

Abolition of Man, The

C. S. Lewis

112 Pages    (Broadman & Holman Pub)

DDC: 370   

ISBN 13: 9780805420470    ISBN 10: 0805420479

C. S. Lewis sets out to persuade his audience of the importance and relevance of universal values such as courage and honor in contemporary society.

C. S. Lewis sets out to persuade his audience of the importance and relevance of universal values such as courage and honor in contemporary society. [less]

Above All: He Took the Fall and Thought of Me

Brennan Manning

2003    143 Pages    (Integrity Publishers)

DDC: 232   

ISBN 13: 9781591450528    ISBN 10: 1591450527

The author of "The Ragamuffin Gospel" now expounds on the lyrics of a #1 DoveAward-winning song--"Above All" performed by Michael W. Smith.

The author of "The Ragamuffin Gospel" now expounds on the lyrics of a #1 DoveAward-winning song--"Above All" performed by Michael W. Smith. [less]

Accidental Saints: Finding God in All the Wrong People

Nadia Bolz-Weber

2015    224 Pages    (Convergent Books)

DDC: 248.1   

ISBN 13: 9781601427557    ISBN 10: 1601427557

What if the annoying person you try to avoid is actually seconds away from becoming an accidental saint in your life? What if, even in our persistent failings, holy moments are waiting to happen? In Accidental Saints, New York Times bestselling author Nadia Bolz-Weber takes us inside the House for All Sinners and Saints, her congregation in Denver. Tattooed, angry, profane--an altogether unlikely cleric—this former standup comic stubbornly, sometimes hilariously, resists the God she feels [...]

What if the annoying person you try to avoid is actually seconds away from becoming an accidental saint in your life? What if, even in our persistent failings, holy moments are waiting to happen? In Accidental Saints, New York Times bestselling author Nadia Bolz-Weber takes us inside the House for All Sinners and Saints, her congregation in Denver. Tattooed, angry, profane--an altogether unlikely cleric—this former standup comic stubbornly, sometimes hilariously, resists the God she feels called to serve. Yet we watch as, in her doubts and her disasters, she keeps “stumbling into holy moments” which break through her resistance and sweep her up in transforming relationships where giving, receiving, even embodying grace becomes a way of life. As her dramatic stories unfold, we begin to sense that just such holy moments are waiting for each of us. In a time when many have rightly become disillusioned with Christianity, Accidental Saints demonstrates what happens when ordinary people meet to share bread and wine, struggle with scripture, and tell the truth about their real lives. Their faltering steps toward wholeness will ring true for believer and skeptic alike.  As one reviewer writes, “This is a book for everyone who yearns to be made new.” Told in Nadia’s trademark confessional style, Accidental Saints is a stunning next work from one of today’s most important religious voices. [less]

Adopted for Life: The Priority of Adoption for Christian Families & Churches

Russell D. Moore

2009    232 Pages    (Crossway)

DDC: 248.8   

ISBN 13: 9781581349115    ISBN 10: 1581349114

A stirring call to Christian families and churches to be a people who care for orphans, not just in word, but in deed. The gospel of Jesus Christ-the good news that through Jesus we have been adopted as sons and daughters into God's family-means that Christians ought to be at the forefront of the adoption of orphans in North America and around the world. Russell D. Moore does not shy away from this call in Adopted for Life, a popular-level, practical manifesto for Christians to adopt children [...]

A stirring call to Christian families and churches to be a people who care for orphans, not just in word, but in deed. The gospel of Jesus Christ-the good news that through Jesus we have been adopted as sons and daughters into God's family-means that Christians ought to be at the forefront of the adoption of orphans in North America and around the world. Russell D. Moore does not shy away from this call in Adopted for Life, a popular-level, practical manifesto for Christians to adopt children and to help equip other Christian families to do the same. He shows that adoption is not just about couples who want children-or who want more children. It is about an entire culture within evangelicalism, a culture that sees adoption as part of the Great Commission mandate and as a sign of the gospel itself. Moore, who adopted two boys from Russia and has spoken widely on the subject, writes for couples considering adoption, families who have adopted children, and pastors who wish to encourage adoption. [less]

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Adventuring Through the Bible: A Comprehensive Guide to the Entire Bible

Ray C. Stedman

2005    832 Pages    (Discovery House Publishers)

DDC: 220.6   

ISBN 13: 9781572931633    ISBN 10: 1572931639

The Old and New Testaments come together in a unique and captivating way to show how all parts of God's Word fit together.

The Old and New Testaments come together in a unique and captivating way to show how all parts of God's Word fit together. [less]

Against All Odds (Heroes of Quantico Series, Book 1)

Irene Hannon

2009    334 Pages    (Revell)

DDC: F HAN   

ISBN 13: 9780800733100    ISBN 10: 0080073310

For FBI Hostage Rescue Team member Evan Cooper and his partner, dignitary protection duty should have been a piece of cake. Unfortunately, Monica Callahan isn't making it easy. Estranged from her diplomat father--who is involved in a sensitive hostage situation in the Middle East--she refuses to be intimidated by a related terrorist threat back in the States. That is, until a chilling warning convinces her that the danger is very real--and escalating.As Coop and his partner do their best to keep [...]

For FBI Hostage Rescue Team member Evan Cooper and his partner, dignitary protection duty should have been a piece of cake. Unfortunately, Monica Callahan isn't making it easy. Estranged from her diplomat father--who is involved in a sensitive hostage situation in the Middle East--she refuses to be intimidated by a related terrorist threat back in the States. That is, until a chilling warning convinces her that the danger is very real--and escalating.As Coop and his partner do their best to keep her safe, Monica's father triggers an abduction that puts his daughter's life at risk. And with every second that ticks by, Coop knows that the odds of saving the only woman who has ever breached the walls around his heart are dropping. After all, terrorists aren't known for their patience--or their mercy. Book one in the Heroes of Quantico series, this suspense-filled novel will whisk readers along for the thrilling ride. [less]

Aging with Grace: What the Nun Study Teaches Us About Leading Longer, Healthier, and More Meaningful Lives

David Snowdon

2001    256 Pages    (Bantam)

DDC: 305.26   

ISBN 13: 9780553801637    ISBN 10: 0553801635

In 1986 epidemiologist Dr. David Snowdon embarked on a revolutionary scientific study that would forever change the way we view aging and old age. Dubbed the "Nun Study" because it involves a unique population of 678 Catholic sisters, this remarkable long-term research project remains today at the forefront of some of the world's most significant research on aging.This remarkable book by one of the world's leading experts on Alzheimer's disease combines fascinating high-tech research on the [...]

In 1986 epidemiologist Dr. David Snowdon embarked on a revolutionary scientific study that would forever change the way we view aging and old age. Dubbed the "Nun Study" because it involves a unique population of 678 Catholic sisters, this remarkable long-term research project remains today at the forefront of some of the world's most significant research on aging.This remarkable book by one of the world's leading experts on Alzheimer's disease combines fascinating high-tech research on the brain with the heartfelt story of the aging nuns who are teaching scientists how we grow old — and how we can do so with grace. The Nun Study's findings are already helping scientists unlock the secrets to living a longer, healthier life.Yet Aging With Grace is more than a groundbreaking health and hard-science book. It is the story of an altar boy who grew up to be a scientist studying the effects of aging on nuns. It is the poignant and inspiring stories of the nuns themselves. Ranging in age from 75 to 104, these remarkable women have allowed Dr. Snowdon access to their medical and personal records — and they have agreed to donate their brains upon death.In Aging With Grace, we accompany Dr. Snowdon on his loving visits to nuns like Sister Clarissa, who at the age of 90 drives around the convent in a motorized cart she calls her "Chevy" and knows as much about baseball as any die-hard fan a third her age.Then there is 104-year-old Sister Matthia, who until her death in 1998 knitted two pairs of mittens a day and prayed every evening for each of the four thousand students she taught over the years. These bright, articulate, and altruistic women have much to teach us about how faith, wisdom, and spirituality can influence the length and quality of our lives.We also follow Dr. Snowdon into the lab as he and his colleagues race to decode one of the most devastating diseases known to humanity. We discover:* Why high linguistic ability in early life seems to protect against Alzheimer's * Which ordinary foods in the diet defend the brain against aging* Why preventing strokes and depression is key to avoiding dementia* Why it's never too late to start an exercise program* What role heredity plays, and how lifestyle can increase our chances for a mentally vital old age* How intangibles like community and faith help us age with graceBoth cutting-edge science and a personal prescription for hope, Aging With Grace shows how old age doesn't have to mean an inevitable slide into illness and disability; rather, it can be a time of promise and productivity, intellectual and spiritual vigor, and continuing freedom from disease. [less]

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All Is Well: The Miracle of Christmas in July

Frank Peretti

2002    45 Pages    (Thomas Nelson)

DDC: 242.2   

ISBN 13: 9781591450207    ISBN 10: 1591450209

When Daniel and his mom run out of money and can't pay the rent, it looks like they're going to have to move. To help any way he can, Daniel goes door-to-door selling whatever isn't nailed down, including a box of Christmas ornaments. Through kindness and compassion, Daniel, his mom, and the whole neighborhood discover that all is well and that God will provide.

When Daniel and his mom run out of money and can't pay the rent, it looks like they're going to have to move. To help any way he can, Daniel goes door-to-door selling whatever isn't nailed down, including a box of Christmas ornaments. Through kindness and compassion, Daniel, his mom, and the whole neighborhood discover that all is well and that God will provide. [less]

Always with Us?

Liz Theoharis, William Barber (Foreword by)

2017    160 Pages    (William B. Eerdmans Publishing Company)

DDC: 261.8   

ISBN 13: 9780802875020    ISBN 10: 0802875025

A strong theological call for ending the abomination of systemic poverty Jesus's words -the poor you will always have with you- (Matthew 26:11) are regularly used to suggest that ending poverty is impossible, that poverty is a result of moral failures, and that the poor themselves have no role in changing their situation. In this book Liz Theoharis examines both the biblical text and the lived reality of the poor to show how that passage is taken out of context, distorted, and politicized to [...]

A strong theological call for ending the abomination of systemic poverty Jesus's words -the poor you will always have with you- (Matthew 26:11) are regularly used to suggest that ending poverty is impossible, that poverty is a result of moral failures, and that the poor themselves have no role in changing their situation. In this book Liz Theoharis examines both the biblical text and the lived reality of the poor to show how that passage is taken out of context, distorted, and politicized to justify theories about the inevitability of inequality. Theoharis reinterprets -the poor you will always have with you- to show that it is actually one of the strongest biblical mandates to end poverty. She documents stories of poor people themselves organizing to improve their lot and illuminates the implications for the church. Poverty is not inevitable, Theoharis argues. It is a systemic sin, and all Christians have a responsibility to partner with the poor to end poverty once and for all. [less]

Amazing Grace, Amazing Hope

2009    128 Pages    (Navigators Publications)

ISBN 13: 978160068561   

The story of what God has accomplished through the lives of Navigators over the last 75 years.

The story of what God has accomplished through the lives of Navigators over the last 75 years. [less]

Amazing Grace, Amazing Hope

Navigators

DDC: 242 AMA   

A storybook of what God has accomplished through the lives of thousands of Navigators over the last 75 years.

A storybook of what God has accomplished through the lives of thousands of Navigators over the last 75 years. [less]

Amish Grace: How Forgiveness Transcended Tragedy

Donald B. Kraybill, Steven M. Nolt, David L. Weaver-Zercher

2010    288 Pages    (Jossey-Bass)

DDC: 364.1   

ISBN 13: 9780470344040    ISBN 10: 0470344040

On Monday morning, October 2, 2006, a gunman entered a one-room Amish school in Nickel Mines, Pennsylvania. In front of twenty-five horrified pupils, thirty-two-year-old Charles Roberts ordered the boys and the teacher to leave. After tying the legs of the ten remaining girls, Roberts prepared to shoot them execution style with an automatic rifle and four hundred rounds of ammunition that he brought for the task. The oldest hostage, a thirteen-year-old, begged Roberts to "shoot me first and let [...]

On Monday morning, October 2, 2006, a gunman entered a one-room Amish school in Nickel Mines, Pennsylvania. In front of twenty-five horrified pupils, thirty-two-year-old Charles Roberts ordered the boys and the teacher to leave. After tying the legs of the ten remaining girls, Roberts prepared to shoot them execution style with an automatic rifle and four hundred rounds of ammunition that he brought for the task. The oldest hostage, a thirteen-year-old, begged Roberts to "shoot me first and let the little ones go." Refusing her offer, he opened fire on all of them, killing five and leaving the others critically wounded. He then shot himself as police stormed the building. His motivation? "I'm angry at God for taking my little daughter," he told the children before the massacre.The story captured the attention of broadcast and print media in the United States and around the world. By Tuesday morning some fifty television crews had clogged the small village of Nickel Mines, staying for five days until the killer and the killed were buried. The blood was barely dry on the schoolhouse floor when Amish parents brought words of forgiveness to the family of the one who had slain their children.The outside world was incredulous that such forgiveness could be offered so quickly for such a heinous crime. Of the hundreds of media queries that the authors received about the shooting, questions about forgiveness rose to the top. Forgiveness, in fact, eclipsed the tragic story, trumping the violence and arresting the world's attention.Within a week of the murders, Amish forgiveness was a central theme in more than 2,400 news stories around the world. The Washington Post, The New York Times, USA Today, Newsweek, NBC Nightly News, CBS Morning News, Larry King Live, Fox News, Oprah, and dozens of other media outlets heralded the forgiving Amish. From the Khaleej Times (United Arab Emirates) to Australian television, international media were opining on Amish forgiveness. Three weeks after the shooting, "Amish forgiveness" had appeared in 2,900 news stories worldwide and on 534,000 web sites.Fresh from the funerals where they had buried their own children, grieving Amish families accounted for half of the seventy-five people who attended the killer's burial. Roberts' widow was deeply moved by their presence as Amish families greeted her and her three children. The forgiveness went beyond talk and graveside presence: the Amish also supported a fund for the shooter's family.AMISH GRACE explores the many questions this story raises about the religious beliefs and habits that led the Amish to forgive so quickly. It looks at the ties between forgiveness and membership in a cloistered communal society and ask if Amish practices parallel or diverge from other religious and secular notions of forgiveness. It will also address the matter of why forgiveness became news. "All the religions teach it," mused an observer, "but no one does it like the Amish." Regardless of the cultural seedbed that nourished this story, the surprising act of Amish forgiveness begs for a deeper exploration. How could the Amish do this? What did this act mean to them? And how might their witness prove useful to the rest of us? [less]

And the Angels Were Silent (Chronicles of the Cross)

Max Lucado

1999    264 Pages    (Multnomah Books)

DDC: 232.96   

ISBN 13: 9781576735985    ISBN 10: 1576735982

When a person knows the end is near, only the important matters. So, if you know of Christ, ponder His final days. But where does one begin such a difficult -- yet critically eternal -- journey? With Max Lucado! In this hardcover rerelease of one of his most insightful and moving books ever, Lucado leads readers from Friday's defeat to Sunday's victory. Like never before, believers and seekers alike will see Christ's passion, sense His power, and hear His promise. They'll ponder anew how His [...]

When a person knows the end is near, only the important matters. So, if you know of Christ, ponder His final days. But where does one begin such a difficult -- yet critically eternal -- journey? With Max Lucado! In this hardcover rerelease of one of his most insightful and moving books ever, Lucado leads readers from Friday's defeat to Sunday's victory. Like never before, believers and seekers alike will see Christ's passion, sense His power, and hear His promise. They'll ponder anew how His final journey was just the beginning of a whole new life and whole new plan -- the living example of what really matters for their own lives today and eternally. [less]

And the Shofar Blew

Francine Rivers

2003    464 Pages    (Tyndale House Publishers, Inc.)

DDC: F RIV   

ISBN 13: 9780842365826    ISBN 10: 0842365826

2004 winner of a Retailer's Choice award from Christian Retailing In the Old Testament, God called his people to action with the blast of the shofar, a ram's horn. God still calls his people today. In this relevant and timely contemporary novel, dynamic young preacher Paul Hudson is committed to building his church—but at what cost? As Paul's zeal and ambition build, he loses sight of the One who called him. As Paul and those around him struggle to discern what it truly means to live out their [...]

2004 winner of a Retailer's Choice award from Christian Retailing In the Old Testament, God called his people to action with the blast of the shofar, a ram's horn. God still calls his people today. In this relevant and timely contemporary novel, dynamic young preacher Paul Hudson is committed to building his church—but at what cost? As Paul's zeal and ambition build, he loses sight of the One who called him. As Paul and those around him struggle to discern what it truly means to live out their faith, they must ultimately choose between their own will or God's plan. [less]

Angel's Rest

Charles Davis

2007    312 Pages    (Mira)

DDC: F DAV   

ISBN 13: 9780778324737    ISBN 10: 0778324737

The mountain always looked dark, but the older I got that year, the darker it got. I tried to listen for the music of life that Lacy said is always there if your heart's ready to hear it, but all I heard was quiet. Growing up in Virginia's Allegheny Mountains, eleven-year-old Charlie York lives at the foot of an endless peak called Angel's Rest, a place his momma told him angels rested before coming down to help folks. In 1967 his town was a poor boy's paradise . . . until a shotgun blast killed [...]

The mountain always looked dark, but the older I got that year, the darker it got. I tried to listen for the music of life that Lacy said is always there if your heart's ready to hear it, but all I heard was quiet. Growing up in Virginia's Allegheny Mountains, eleven-year-old Charlie York lives at the foot of an endless peak called Angel's Rest, a place his momma told him angels rested before coming down to help folks. In 1967 his town was a poor boy's paradise . . . until a shotgun blast killed Charlie's father and put his mother on trial for murder. For mysterious reasons, his mother entrusts his care to an old black man named Lacy Albert Coe. Lacy tells simple stories about the good and the bad that compose of life's sweetest music. But when a reclusive Korean War veteran is linked to his father's death and Lacy is victimized by hate crimes, Charlie hears only silence. It's not until Charlie embarks on a dangerous midnight journey pitting him against his darkest fears that he finally hears his own song playing out. [less]

Answering Jewish Objections to Jesus

Michael L. Brown

2000    270 Pages    (Baker Books)

DDC: 239   

ISBN 10: 0801060630

Brown offers well researched answers for 35 commonly heard objections to Christ as the Messiah.

Brown offers well researched answers for 35 commonly heard objections to Christ as the Messiah. [less]

Are We There Yet?: Adopting and Raising 22 Kids!

Sue Badeau, Hector Badeau

2013    416 Pages    (Carpenters Son Publishing)

DDC: 248.8450973   

ISBN 13: 9780988593176    ISBN 10: 0988593173

“Come along with Hector and Sue Badeau on their ultimate road trip – adopting and raising 22 children, from diverse backgrounds with many special needs.  Like any road trip, their story has twists and turns, detours and surprises.  You’ll be inspired, laugh out loud and shed tears as you share their experiences in foster care and adoption, coping with teenage pregnancies, addictions, unimaginable accomplishments and raw moments of grief after the untimely deaths of [...]

“Come along with Hector and Sue Badeau on their ultimate road trip – adopting and raising 22 children, from diverse backgrounds with many special needs.  Like any road trip, their story has twists and turns, detours and surprises.  You’ll be inspired, laugh out loud and shed tears as you share their experiences in foster care and adoption, coping with teenage pregnancies, addictions, unimaginable accomplishments and raw moments of grief after the untimely deaths of three beloved sons.    “Are We There Yet” is an entertaining story which also imparts nuggets of parenting wisdom for any parent or grandparent.  It is packed with spiritual truths and life lessons for teachers, social workers, pastors and others who care about vulnerable children and families in our world today. [less]

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Art of Happiness: A Handbook for Living, The

Dalai Lama, Howard C. Cutler

1998    336 Pages    (Riverhead Books)

DDC: 294   

ISBN 13: 9781573221115    ISBN 10: 1573221112

"Whether one believes in religion or not, whether one believes in this religion or that religion, the very purpose of our life is happiness, the very motion of our life is towards happiness." --H.H. the Dalai Lama, from The Art of Happiness So popular and so rarely understood, this Nobel Peace Prize winner and man of great inner peace brings to a general audience the key to a happy life. In collaboration with a Western psychiatrist, The Art of Happiness is the first inspirational book for a [...]

"Whether one believes in religion or not, whether one believes in this religion or that religion, the very purpose of our life is happiness, the very motion of our life is towards happiness." --H.H. the Dalai Lama, from The Art of Happiness So popular and so rarely understood, this Nobel Peace Prize winner and man of great inner peace brings to a general audience the key to a happy life. In collaboration with a Western psychiatrist, The Art of Happiness is the first inspirational book for a general audience by the Dalai Lama. Through meditations, stories, and the meeting of Buddhism and psychology, the Dalai Lama shows us how to defeat day-to-day depression, anxiety, anger, jealousy, or just an ordinary bad mood. He discusses relationships, health, family, and work to show us how to ride through life's obstacles on a deep and abiding source of inner peace. Based on 2,500 years of Buddhist meditations mixed with a healthy dose of common sense, The Art of Happiness crosses the boundaries of all traditions to help readers with the difficulties common to all human beings. [less]

Art of Resilience: 100 Paths to Wisdom and Strength in an Uncertain World, The

Carol Orsborn

1997    300 Pages    (Harmony)

DDC: 158.1   

ISBN 13: 9780609800614    ISBN 10: 0609800612

Life is a tricky, often difficult journey, so few qualities are more important to our health and peace of mind than resilience of spirit. Carol Orsborn, an internationally recognized businesswoman, theologian, and motivational speaker, has created an inspiring guide to one hundred different ways to find wisdom and strength in an uncertain world. Her stories, anecdotes, and practical advice--inspired by the teachings of spiritual masters from both Eastern and Western traditions--are guaranteed to [...]

Life is a tricky, often difficult journey, so few qualities are more important to our health and peace of mind than resilience of spirit. Carol Orsborn, an internationally recognized businesswoman, theologian, and motivational speaker, has created an inspiring guide to one hundred different ways to find wisdom and strength in an uncertain world. Her stories, anecdotes, and practical advice--inspired by the teachings of spiritual masters from both Eastern and Western traditions--are guaranteed to help anyone learn to rebound gracefully and productively when up against forces that are beyond our control. Each practical tip, each seed of wisdom, is encased in a one- or two-page story that's touching or humorous or thought provoking.The Art of Resilience is for anyone who has ever felt overwhelmed by disappointment, illness, or loss. It is a book that offers hope and comfort and reminds us, in ways both large and small, that we must move through and beyond disappointment to find our God-given capacity for love and joy. [less]

Art of Teaching the Bible: A Practical Guide for Adults, The

Christine Eaton Blair

2001    152 Pages    (Geneva Press)

DDC: 220.0715   

ISBN 13: 9780664501488    ISBN 10: 0664501486

Christine Blair clearly outlines a plan for motivating adults to use the tools and theological principles necessary to interpret biblical texts for themselves. She proposes the "five R's" model for teaching--remembering, revisiting, reflecting, reinterpreting, and responding--and notes educational ingredients that must be intermixed in every teaching strategy.

Christine Blair clearly outlines a plan for motivating adults to use the tools and theological principles necessary to interpret biblical texts for themselves. She proposes the "five R's" model for teaching--remembering, revisiting, reflecting, reinterpreting, and responding--and notes educational ingredients that must be intermixed in every teaching strategy. [less]

As For Me And My House Crafting Your Marriage To Last

Walter Wangerin, Walter Wangerin Jr.

2001    288 Pages    (Thomas Nelson)

DDC: 248.8   

ISBN 13: 9780785266716    ISBN 10: 0785266712

Most books on marriage offer ten easy steps and twenty-five proven principles for achieving marital bliss. But Walter Wangerin side-steps such easy answers and offers us instead an intimate portrait of his own courtship and thirty-two year marriage-and a pastoral view of married life that inspires readers to view their own marriages with new honesty and hope. Wangerin's six tasks of marriage encourages couples to better understand and happily live out the vows they made, giving them tools to [...]

Most books on marriage offer ten easy steps and twenty-five proven principles for achieving marital bliss. But Walter Wangerin side-steps such easy answers and offers us instead an intimate portrait of his own courtship and thirty-two year marriage-and a pastoral view of married life that inspires readers to view their own marriages with new honesty and hope. Wangerin's six tasks of marriage encourages couples to better understand and happily live out the vows they made, giving them tools to nurture and maintain a strong marital relationship. In his endorsement, Philip Yancey accurately describes this book as "an enduring classic and a book of wisdom, beauty, compassion, and piercing honesty." [less]

As It Is in Heaven: How Eternity Brings Focus to What Really Matters

Greg Laurie

2014    256 Pages    (NavPress)

DDC: 236.2   

ISBN 13: 9781612915692    ISBN 10: 1612915698

Our lives here are so often cluttered with the “cares of this world” that we fail to consider heavenly priorities and how they should be reflected in our earthly ones. At the beginning of Jesus’ most famous prayer, He teaches us to pray that God’s will “be done on earth as it is in heaven”. What heaven is up to is critical for us to understand if we’re going to live biblically. Pastor Greg Laurie explains that heaven is anything but a long, boring church service. People in heaven [...]

Our lives here are so often cluttered with the “cares of this world” that we fail to consider heavenly priorities and how they should be reflected in our earthly ones. At the beginning of Jesus’ most famous prayer, He teaches us to pray that God’s will “be done on earth as it is in heaven”. What heaven is up to is critical for us to understand if we’re going to live biblically. Pastor Greg Laurie explains that heaven is anything but a long, boring church service. People in heaven know about the time and place of ongoing events on earth. They are rational and recall everything from their earthly days, but most importantly for us, they have a unique perspective from which we can learn a great deal.In this rich and relevant study, Greg sheds scriptural light on the sensational books and stories about people going to heaven and coming back, answers the nagging questions we are all dying to ask, and guides us to focus―right now―on what really matters. [less]

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Back Home Again

Melody Carlson

2003    232 Pages    (Guideposts)

DDC: F CAR   

Three Daughters have different dreams when the inherit an old Victorian home from their father

Three Daughters have different dreams when the inherit an old Victorian home from their father [less]

 

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