New Book Collections

The Storm-Tossed Family: How the Cross Reshapes the Home

Author: Russell Moore / 2018 / 249 Moo / 10098

Why do our families have so much power over us? In The Storm-Tossed Family, bestselling author Russell Moore (Onward, Christianity Today's 2016 "Book of the Year Award Winner") teaches readers whether you are married or single, whether you long for a child or shepherding a full house, you are part of a family. Family is difficult because family―every family―is an echo of the gospel.

Family can be the source of some of the most transcendent human joy, and family can leave us crumpled up on the side of the road. Family can make us who we are, and family can break our hearts. Why would this social arrangement have that much power, for good or for ill, over us?

The Historical Jesus : the life of a Mediterranean Jewish peasant

Author: John Dominic Crossan / 1993 / 232.9 Cro / 10097

The Historical Jesus reveals the true Jesus––who he was, what he did, what he said. It opens with "The Gospel of Jesus," Crossan's studied determination of Jesus' actual words and actions stripped of any subsequent additions and placed in a capsule account of his life story. The Jesus who emerges is a savvy and courageous Jewish Mediterranean peasant, a radical social revolutionary, with a rhapsodic vision of economic, political, and religious egalitarianism and a social program for creating it.

The conventional wisdom of critical historical scholarship has long held that too little is known about the historical Jesus to say definitively much more than that he lived and had a tremendous impact on his followers. "There were always historians who said it could not be done because of historical problems," writes Crossan. "There were always theologians who said it should not be done because of theological objections. And there were always scholars who said the former when they meant the latter.'

Jesus, The Great Debate

Author: Grant Jeffrey / 1999 / 232.9 Jef / 10096

Jesus: The Great Debate explores the criticism of the skeptics, such as the Jesus Seminar, a group of liberal scholars who deny that Jesus performed miracles and rose from the dead. Fascinating new scientific evidence suggests the Shroud of Turin may prove to be the actual burial cloth of Christ.

Find out why many of the ancient Jews rejected Jesus despite their prophecies that revealed He was the true Messiah. Read the censored passages about Jesus of Nazarath hidden in the Jewish Talmud and Targums. Explore the astonishing discoveries of early Christian tombs. Uncover the truth about Jesus regarding His mysterious birth, His miracles, and His remarkable resurrection.

Cultural Intelligence: Improving Your CQ to Engage Our Multicultural World

Author: David A. Livermore | 2009 | 261.5 Liv | 10092

Twenty-first-century society is diverse, and Christians must be able to understand other cultures and communicate effectively between and among them. Following up on the bestselling Hurt: Inside the World of Today's Teenagers, this new addition to the Youth, Family, and Culture series explores the much-needed skill of Cultural Intelligence (CQ), the ability to work effectively across national, ethnic, and even organizational cultures. While rooted in sound, scholarly research, Cultural Intelligence is highly practical and accessible to general readers. It will benefit students as well as guide ministry leaders interested in increasing their cultural awareness and sensitivity. Packed with assessment tools, simulations, case studies, and exercises, Cultural Intelligence will help transform individuals and organizations into effective intercultural communicators of the gospel.

Why Not Women?: A Fresh Look at Scripture on Women in Missions, Ministry, and Leadership

Author: Loren Cunningham, and David Joel Hamilton

2000 | 248.833 Cun | 10091 and 10095

Millions of believers are hungry for an uncompromising look at the roles of women in missions, ministry, and leadership. This book brings light, not just more heat, to the church's crucial debate through- historical and current global perspectives- a detailed study of women in Scripture- an examination of the fruit of women in public ministry- a powerful revelation of what's at stake for women, men, the body of Christ, God's kingdom, and the unreached.

Two Views on Women in Ministry

Author: Linda L. Belleville, Craig L. Blombert, Craig S. Keener, and Thomas R. Schreiner

2015 | 262.1 Bel | 10089 and 10090

What does the Bible say about women’s roles in the church? With pros and cons on either side of a heated, ongoing debate, no definitive conclusions have emerged. This book furnishes you with a clear and thorough presentation of the two primary views on women in ministry so you can better understand each one’s strengths, weaknesses, and complexities. Each view—egalitarian (equal ministry opportunity for both genders) and complementarian (ministry roles differentiated by gender)—is represented by two contributors. This revised edition of the book brings the exchange of ideas and perspectives into the traditional Counterpoints format. Each author states his or her case and is then critiqued by the other contributors. The fair-minded, interactive Counterpoints forum allows you to compare and contrast the two different positions, and to form your own opinion concerning the practical and often deeply personal issue of women in ministry. The Counterpoints series provides a forum for comparison and critique of different views on issues important to Christians. Counterpoints books address two categories: Church Life and Bible and Theology. Complete your library with other books in the Counterpoints series.

How Then Shall We Worship? Biblical Principles to Guide Us Today

Author: R. C. Sproul | 2013 | 264 Spr | 10093

Today’s church cannot seem to agree on what corporate worship should look like. Some choose contemporary forms, others prefer traditional expressions. Yet pop culture or the status quo do not hold the answers. God’s Word does. Dr. Sproul digs deep into rich Scripture passages to provide a guide for worship today. Readers will discover that God intends worship to be an unforgettable encounter between Himself and His people—a joyous experience engaging the worshiper’s entire being.

The Seasons of Fatherhood: Why Dads Matter at Every Stage of Life

Author: Kirk Giles / 2018 / 248.832 Gil / 10082

Fatherhood has different seasons to it. Every season has its benefits and can create lifelong memories. Unfortunately, every season also has its challenges. The wise man will prepare himself for the next season, because in every season, dad matters.

The Seasons of Fatherhood is a short, easy-to-read book. Encourage and equip dads with practical wisdom for every stage of fatherhood.

Courageous Living: Dare to Take a Stand

Author: Michael Catt / 2011 / 241.4 Ct / 10081

Because it is important to take a faithful, fearless stand in so many areas of life, pastor and COURAGEOUS executive producer Michael Catt offers Courageous Living as a closer look at biblical themes and characters that inspired the greatly anticipated movie.

Catt brings fresh insight to "stories of people in the Bible who displayed great courage when it would have been easier to play it safe... (who) challenge me to keep moving forward. They demand that I examine my priorities and deal with anything that brings fear to my heart."

Readers will catch a new wind of bravery in the bold accounts of Abraham ("The Courage to Get Going"), Nehemiah ("The Courage to Face Criticism"), and Ruth ("The Courage to Face an Uncertain Future"). There are also growth opportunities in the stirring stories of Moses, Elijah, Joshua, Daniel, Gideon, Nehemiah, Stephen, and Paul and Timothy.

Sacred Parenting : How Raising Children Shapes Our Souls

Author: Gary L. Thomas / 2004 / 248.845 Tho / 10080

Parenting is a school for spiritual formation―and our children are our teachers. The journey of caring for, rearing, training, and loving our children will profoundly alter us forever.Sacred Parenting is unlike any other parenting book you have ever read. This is not a “how-to” book that teaches you ways to discipline your kids or help them achieve their full potential. Instead of discussing how parents can change their kids, Sacred Parenting turns the tables and demonstrates how God uses our kids to change us.You’ve read all the method books. Now take a step back and receive some much-needed inspiration. You’ll be encouraged by stories that tell how other parents handled the challenges and difficulties of being a parent―and how their children transformed their relationship with God. Sacred Parenting affirms the spiritual value of being a parent, showing you the holy potential of the parent-child relationship.

God's Mysterious Ways

Author: Gray Inrig / 2016 / 222.11 Inr / 10078

The realities of pain and suffering can easily push you to the point of questioning whether or not God truly cares. Even though He promised to work all things together for good, sometimes it can seem as if that’s never going to happen. In God’s Mysterious Ways, Gary Inrig examines the Old Testament story of Joseph, one of the most insightful examples of divine care. Seeing the twists and turns of Joseph’s life intertwined with the sovereignty of God, you’ll understand how God worked not only through the faithfulness of Joseph, but also through the sinfulness of Joseph’s brothers. Speaking to those who see or experience suffering, this book offers a message of grace. It’s a gentle reminder that, no matter what your circumstances seem to tell you, God’s will prevails―His purposes can be trusted and His promises never fail.

Victory over the darkness : realizing the power of your identity in Christ

Author: Neil Anderson / 2000 / 253.5 And / 10079

Anderson's bestseller launched a ministry that has helped millions ward off Satan's attacks and embrace freedom in God. Now in this updated anniversary edition, he offers practical down-to-earth advice to a new generation, helping you seek release from the burdens of the past and realize the power of your identity in Christ. 264 pages, softcover from Baker.

Culture shock : A biblical response to today's most divisive issues

Author: Chip Ingram / 2014 / 261.5 Ing / 10072

We live in a reactionary culture where divisive issues arise, people on either side throw stones, and everyone ends up more entrenched in their opinions than in reaching common ground--or even exhibiting common courtesy! If there ever was a time for Christians to understand and communicate God's truth about controversial and polarizing issues, it is now. Believers must develop convictions based on research, reason, and biblical truth--and be able (and willing) to communicate these convictions with a love and respect that reflects God's own heart.

In Culture Shock, bestselling author, pastor, and radio personality Chip Ingram shows readers how they can bring light rather than heat to the most controversial and divisive issues of our day. Covering topics such as right and wrong, sex, homosexuality, abortion, politics, and the environment, Culture Shock is every engaged believer's must-have guidebook to replacing reactionary hate with revolutionary love.

Closer to the Fire: Lessons from the Persecuted Church

Author: Greg Musselman, Trevor Lund / 2012 / 272 Mus / 10068

We are often so far removed from persecution that it can be hard to relate to people who suffer for their faith. Journey with Greg Musselman, a former sports anchor, as he introduces you to believers he has interviewed from around the world Christians with extraordinary stories to tell and amazing courage to impart.

Whether in Ethiopia or Eritrea, North Korea or Nigeria, India or Iran, these believers have endured incredible pain and suffering, and live under constant threat and hardship. As they have stood boldly for Christ, they have discovered a vital truth: the closer you are to Jesus, the closer you are to the fires of persecution! Yet their tragic stories reveal a deeper hope and greater faith than most of us experience in our more protected lives and they have much to teach us.

The Pastor's Wife: A Courageous Testimony of Persecution and Imprisonment in Communist Romania

Author: Sabina Wurmbrand / 2005 / 272 Wur / 10071

In 1949, when Soviet propaganda was asserting that free Christian worship was being tolerated behind the Iron Curtain, the Communists arrested Pastor Richard Wurmbrand in Romania for secret Christian activities.

The Pastor’s Wife is Sabina Wurmbrand’s true story of her efforts to get her husband released, her subsequent imprisonment and, above all, her unceasing efforts to help build a Christian Underground Church in restricted areas around the world.

For the truth is that the Communists to this day cannot tolerate genuine Christianity, and are still executing or imprisoning underground Christians.

In God's Underground

Author: Richard Wurmbrand / 2004 / 272 Vum / 10069

Imprisoned by the Romanian Communists for his work in the Christian Underground, and subjected to medieval torture, Wurmbrand kept his faith—and strengthened it. For fourteen years, he shared that faith with suffering cellmates and gave them solace. In solitary confinement, he tapped out his message of hope and Christian love. In Room Four, the “death room”, he helped dying patients even though his lungs were riddled with tuberculosis and his body lacerated and bloody from whips and kicks. Anguished over the fate of his wife and son, he could still tell jokes and stories to make despairing prisoners laugh. Sorely tempted by the promise of release and reprieve, he refused to become a Communist collaborator.

And the miracle is that he survived.

Tortured for Christ

Author: Richard Wurmbrand / 2017 / 272 Wur / 10070

Months of solitary confinement, years of periodic physical torture, constant suffering from hunger and cold, the anguish of brainwashing and mental cruelty--these are the experiences of a Romanian pastor during his 14 years in Communist prisons.

His crime, like that of thousands of others, was his fervant belief in Jesus Christ and his public witness concerning that faith.

Meeting in homes, in basements, and in woods--sometimes daring to preach in public on street corners--these faithful souls persisted in their Christian witness knowing full well the ultimate cost of their actions.

Agents of the Apocalypse : a riveting look at the key players of the end

Author: David Jeremiah / 2015 / 228 Jer / 10076

In Agents of the Apocalypse, noted prophecy expert Dr. David Jeremiah does what no prophecy expert has done before. He explores the book of Revelation through the lens of its major players—the exiled, the martyrs, the elders, the victor, the king, the judge, the 144,000, the witnesses, the false prophet, and the beast.

One by one, Dr. Jeremiah delves into their individual personalities and motives, and the role that each plays in biblical prophecy. Then he provides readers with the critical clues and information needed to recognize their presence and power in the world today.

The stage is set, and the curtain is about to rise on Earth’s final act. Will you be ready?

The three heavens : angels, demons, and what lies ahead

Author: John Hagee / 2015 / 236.24 Hag / 10074

John Hagee's breathtaking biblical tour of the three heavens takes you inside the timeless clash between the Kingdom of Light and the Kingdom of Darkness and explains why that battle makes all the difference in this world and the world to come.

In The Three Heavens, Hagee uses the Word of God, science, and incredible true stories of the supernatural to explore the First Heaven. He then exposes Satan's diabolical tactics in the Second Heaven and how they affect each one of us. Finally, he looks at the deep riches of the Third Heaven and how our hope of that eternal home changes our life on earth.

Nearing home : life, faith, and finishing well

Author: Billy Graham / 2011 / B Gra / 10073

Scripture is filled with examples of men and women whom God used late in life, often with great impact-Noah, Abraham, Moses, Elizabeth, and Anna, to name a few. They were ordinary men and women who discovered that the latter years of life can be some of the most rewarding and fulfilling. "For them, growing older wasn't something to be denied or dreaded;" says Billy Graham, "it was to be embraced as part of God's plan for their lives." Billy Graham's life and ministry have been dedicated to the here and now but always with a happy-ever-after in view. In this moving narrative he reflects on his life and contemplates what God still has in store for him. He also shares how he has learned to deal with grief, uncertainty, and loss by focusing on the promises found in the Bible.

"Explore with me not only the realities of life as we grow older but also the hope and fulfillment and even joy that can be ours once we learn to look at these years from God's point of view and discover His strength to sustain us every day." -Billy Graham

All the Prayers of the Bible : a devotional and expositional classic

Author: Herbert W. Lockyer / 1990 / 264.1 Loc / 10077

"Through Prayer We Grasp Eternity"All the Prayers of the Bible is no mere recital of well-worn phrases--it is an outpouring of the heart to God. The passion and beauty of prayer, to say nothing of its necessity and efficacy, are powerfully reflected in this remarkable devotional. Covering the vast sweep of biblical prayers, Dr. Herbert W. Lockyer not only summarizes them all, but also shows you what each book of the Bible reveals about prayer and its role in human life and history.

Stress fractures : Biblical splints for everyday pressures

Author: Charles Swindoll / 1990 / 248.86 Swi / 10075

In the introduction to Stress Fractures, Swindol states that “this book has some answers [to stress fractures] that cannot fail to bring you relief” (p. 12). He draws an analogy between physical stress fractures (the gradual breaking of a bone due to stress) and psychological stress fractures.

Swindol’s writing is easy to read, is backed up by massive use of Scripture, and is doctrinally sound. The individual chapters are well written and organized, and contain much valuable and useful information. In fact, much of the doctrinal material falls right in line with grace teaching.

Grasping God's Word: A Hands-On Approach to Reading, Interpreting, and Applying the Bible

Author: J. Scott Duvall, J. Daniel Hays | 2012 | 200.6 Duv | 10034

Understanding the Bible correctly and rightly relating its meaning to life requires using the right approach and tools to dig deeper into Scripture. In Grasping God's Word: A Hands on Approach to Reading, Interpreting, and Applying the Bible, Old Testament scholar J. Daniel Hays and New Testament expert J. Scott Duvall provide practical, hands-on exercises to guide students and lay-learners through the interpretive process. Now in its third edition, this textbook has proven itself in classrooms across the country as an invaluable help to students who want to learn how to read, interpret, and apply the Bible for themselves.

The Search for Significance: Seeing Your True Worth Through God's Eyes

Author: Robert McGee | 1994 | 248.4 McG / 10033

Two million readers have already discovered that true significance is found only in Christ through this book. Readers have learned how to be free to enjoy Christ's love while no longer basing their self-worth on their accomplishments or the opinions of others. In fact, Billy Graham said that it was a book that "should be read by every Christian."

In this re-launch of this timeless classic you will:

•Gain new skills for getting off the performance treadmill

•Discover how four false beliefs have negatively impacted your life

•Learn how to overcome obstacles that prevent you from experiencing the truth that your self-worth is found only in the love, acceptance, and forgiveness of Christ

The Problem of God: Answering a Skeptic’s Challenges to Christianity

Author: Mark Clark / 2017 / 239 Cla / 10044

This book is written by a skeptic who became a Christian and then a pastor, all while exploring answers to the most difficult questions raised against Christianity. Growing up in an atheistic home, Mark Clark struggled through his parents' divorce, acquiring Tourette syndrome and OCD in his teen years. After his father's death, he began a skeptical search for truth through science, philosophy, and history, eventually finding answers in Christianity.

In a disarming, winsome, and persuasive way, this book responds to the top ten God questions of our present age.

An Unhurried Life: Following Jesus' Rhythms of Work and Rest

Author: Alan Fadling / 2013 / 248.4 Fad / 10045

The 2014 Christianity Today Book Award of Merit Winner (Spirituality) "I am a recovering speed addict." Beginning with this confession, pastor and spiritual director Alan Fadling goes on to describe his journey out of the fast lane and into the rhythms of Jesus. Following the framework of Jesus' earthly life, Fadling shows how the work of "unhurrying" ourselves is central to our spiritual development in such pivotal areas as resisting temptation, caring for others, praying and making disciples. Here is a book that affirms that we are called to work and to do work. Productivity is not a sin it is the attitudes behind our work that can be our undoing. So how do we find balance between our sense of calling and the call to rest? An Unhurried Life offers a way."

Spiritual Disciplines for the Christian Life

Arthur: Donald S. Whitney / 2014 / 248.27 Whi / 10046

Drawn from a rich heritage, Spiritual Disciplines for the Christian Life will guide you through a carefully selected array of disciplines. By illustrating why the disciplines are important, showing how each one will help you grow in godliness, and offering practical suggestions for cultivating them, Spiritual Disciplines for the Christian Life will provide you with a refreshing opportunity to become more like Christ and grow in character and maturity. Now updated and revised to equip a new generation of readers, this anniversary edition features in-depth discussions on each of the key disciplines.

Teach Us to Want: Longing, Ambition and the Life of Faith

Author: Jen Pollock Michel / 2014 / 233.5 Mic / 10047

The story of each person is a story of want―desires unmet, hopes dashed, passions pursued and ambitions fulfilled. Our wants cannot be ignored. But when desire is informed by Scripture and re-formed by our spiritual practices, it can root us more deeply in the fundamental belief that God is good and generous and can invite us into active kingdom participation. Jen Pollock Michel guides us on a journey of understanding who we are when we want, and reintroduces us to a God who gives us the desires of our hearts. That same good God calls us into a new reality in which we seek first his kingdom and righteousness, and we discover our disordered desires burned away while our truest longings are happily fulfilled and purified. The disciples asked Jesus to "Teach us to pray." This book asks, "Teach us to want."

Love Does: Discover a Secretly Incredible Life in an Ordinary World

Author: Bob Goff / 2012 / 241.4 Gol / 10048

As a college student he spent 16 days in the Pacific Ocean with five guys and a crate of canned meat. As a father he took his kids on a world tour to eat ice cream with heads of state. He made friends in Uganda, and they liked him so much he became the Ugandan consul. He pursued his wife for three years before she agreed to date him. His grades weren't good enough to get into law school, so he sat on a bench outside the Dean’s office for seven days until they finally let him enroll. Bob Goff has become something of a legend, and his friends consider him the world's best-kept secret. Those same friends have long insisted he write a book. What follows are paradigm shifts, musings, and stories from one of the world’s most delightfully engaging and winsome people. What fuels his impact? Love. But it's not the kind of love that stops at thoughts and feelings. Bob's love takes action. Bob believes Love Does.

When Love Does, life gets interesting. Each day turns into a hilarious, whimsical, meaningful chance that makes faith simple and real. Each chapter is a story that forms a book, a life. And this is one life you don't want to miss.

Light and fun, unique and profound, the lessons drawn from Bob's life and attitude just might inspire you to be secretly incredible, too.

The Gospel Comes with a House Key: Practicing Radically Ordinary Hospitality in Our Post-Christian World

Author: Rosaria Butterfield / 20018 / 241.6 But / 10049

What did God use to draw a radical, committed unbeliever to himself? Did God take her to an evangelistic rally? Or, since she had her doctorate in literature, did he use something in print? No, God used an invitation to dinner in a modest home, from a humble couple who lived out the gospel daily, simply, and authentically.

With this story of her conversion as a backdrop, Rosaria Butterfield invites us into her home to show us how God can use this same “radical, ordinary hospitality” to bring the gospel to our lost friends and neighbors. Such hospitality sees our homes as not our own, but as God’s tools for the furtherance of his kingdom as we welcome those who look, think, believe, and act differently from us into our everyday, sometimes messy lives—helping them see what true Christian faith really looks like.

AfterLife: What You Need to Know About Heaven, the Hereafter & Near-Death Experiences

Author: Hank Hanegraaff / 2013 / 236.2 Han / 10052

What most of us have heard about heaven comes from ill-informed funeral sermons and books about widely reported near-death experiences. Hanegraaff reveals the simple yet thrilling truth about what really happens to us and those we love when we did. You'll be left to wonder, “Why hasn't someone told me this before?”

If there was ever a need-to-know book, AfterLife is it. On his daily call-in radio show, the most common questions Hanegraff fields are about the hereafter. For instance, millions are voraciously reading about the near-death experiences of young children. Consumers are desperate for knowledge and reassurance about what comes after life on the earth. Hank Hanegraff, one of the most remarkable theological minds of the 21st century, explains the marvelous way this physical life connects our past to our eternal future. Afterlife gives reader a clear and concrete understanding about what happens after death to us and to those we love.

Spiritual Leadership: Moving People on to God's Agenda

Author: Henry Blackaby & Richard Blackaby / 2011 / 248.411 / 10050

Next to their Experiencing God classic, Spiritual Leadership is one of Henry and Richard Blackaby's most highly regarded and best-selling books to date, encouraging business and church leaders alike to follow God's biblical design for success. In fact, the Barna Group reports that pastors list it among today's most influential writings on the topic of how God develops, guides, and empowers spiritual leaders.

In this new trade paper edition of Spiritual Leadership, the Blackabys update their notes on the key points regarding a leader’s challenges, character qualities, influence, decision making techniques, and more, all the while focusing on how leaders discover and promote God's vision for their organization and move people on to His agenda. There are also new chapters on leading change and leading teams.

Advent and Christmas Wisdom: Daily Scripture and Prayers together with Nouwen's Own Words

Author: Henri J.M. Nouwen / 2004 / 242.24 Nou / 10053

The inspiring words of Henri J. M. Nouwen guide the faithful on a spiritual journey through the Advent and Christmas season in this book of waiting, hope, anticipation, and celebration. Each day of the Advent season (28 in all, to accommodate the varying number of days in the season) and each day of Christmas (12 in all, ending with Jesus baptism in the Jordan by John the Baptist) contains a pertinent excerpt from the writings of Father Nouwen, a related quotation from Scripture, a prayer for the day, and a suggested activity that offers a concrete response to mark the season.

Bonhoeffer: Pastor, Martyr, Prophet, Spy

Author: Eric Metaxas / 2011 / 284 Met / 10051

In "Bonhoeffer: Pastor, Martyr, Prophet, Spy"―"A Righteous Gentile vs the Third Reich," Metaxas presents the fullest accounting of Bonhoeffer's heart-wrenching 1939 decision to leave the safe haven of America for Hitler's Germany, and using extended excerpts from love letters and coded messages written to and from Bonhoeffer's Cell 92, Metaxas tells for the first time the full story of Bonhoeffer's passionate and tragic romance.

Readers will discover fresh insights and revelations about his life-changing months at the Abyssinian Baptist Church in Harlem and about his radical position on why Christians are obliged to stand up for the Jews. Metaxas also sheds new light on Bonhoeffer's reaction to Kristallnacht, his involvement in the famous Valkyrie plot and in "Operation 7," the effort to smuggle Jews into neutral Switzerland.

The Undoing of Saint Silvanus

Author: Beth Moore / 2016 / Fic Moo / 10054

Only God knew why Jillian Slater agreed to return to New Orleans on the news that her father had finally drunk himself to death. It's not like they were close. She hadn't seen him--or her grandmother, the ice queen--in almost 20 years. But when Adella Atwater, the manager of her grandmother's apartment house, called and said Jillian's expenses would be paid if she'd fly in for the burial, a free trip to New Orleans was too intriguing to resist.

What Adella didn't tell her was that the apartment house wasn't a house at all and, whatever it was, bore the dead weight of a long and painful history. As soon as Jillian meets the odd assortment of renters and realizes that her grandmother had no idea she was coming, she hatches a plan to escape. But the investigation into her father's death quickly unfolds and Jillian is drawn into the lives of the colorful collection of saints and sinners who pass through Saint Silvanus. She soon discovers there is more at stake than she ever imagined.

Joshua's Mission (Plain and Simple Miracles)

Aurhor: Vannetta Chapman / 2016 / Fic Cha / 10055

Joshua Kline travels from his farm in Oklahoma to offer aid to an Englisch town on the gulf coast of Texas after a category 4 hurricane has ravaged the area. He brings his brother with him, who needs a change of environment. The last thing he wants for Alton is another brush with the law. He is pleasantly surprised when he hears that Becca Troyer, the bishop's granddaughter, plans on joining their team.

What will Joshua find when he arrives in Texas? A lack of electricity, certainly, which poses little problem for the Amish volunteers as they help restore order from destruction. But a budding romance? A call from God? And a possible healing of his relationship with Alton?

These stories of love and family and Amish community in Oklahoma tell of the miracles that can happen when lives are lived in service to God and to one another

Ruth and Billy Graham: The Legacy of a Couple

Author: Hanspeter Nüesch / 2014 / B Nue / 10056

No one has preached the gospel to more people than evangelist Billy Graham. But behind this exceptional man is an equally exceptional woman who made his global ministry possible. Through her love, support, prayers, and personal ministry, Ruth helped shape the ten core values that have been foundational to the Grahams' ministry: partnership, authenticity, humility, intimacy, focus, integrity, faith, global responsibility, empowerment, and grace .

In light of these core values, personal friend of the Grahams and director for Campus Crusade for Christ International in Switzerland Hanspeter Nuesch describes both the life and ministry of Billy and Ruth. This deeply personal book illuminates the legacy the Grahams leave to couples doing ministry today and into the future, sharing stories and anecdotes from their life and times. Includes a foreword from Gigi Graham and more than one hundred photographs that capture the life of one of the most influential figures of the last century.

Who Wrote The Dead Sea Scrolls?: The Search For The Secret Of Qumran

Author: Norman Golb / 1996 / 296.1 Gol / 10057

Since their discovery in the Qumran caves beginning in 1947, the Dead Sea Scrolls have been the object of intense fascination and extreme controversy. Here Professor Norman Golb intensifies the debate over the scrolls' origins, arguing that they were not the work of a small, desert-dwelling fringe sect, as other scholars have claimed, but written by different groups of Jews and the smuggled out of Jerusalem's libraries before the Roman seige of A.D 70.

Golb also unravels the mystery behind the scholarly monopoly that controlled the scrolls for many years, and discusses his role as a key player in the successful struggle to make the scrolls widely available to both scholars and students. And he pleads passionately for an academic politics and a renewed commitment to the search for the truth in scroll scholarship.

Unlock the Bible: Keys to Understanding the Scripture

Author: Ronald F. Youngblood / 2011 / 220.3 You / 10058

Enrich your Bible study with one convenient book. Unlock the Bible: Keys to Understanding the Scripture includes the best articles on reading the books of the Bible, drawn from Nelson's New Illustrated Bible Dictionary.

Under the direction of Ronald F. Youngblood, the world's leading evangelical scholars updated and revised classic articles drawn from Herbert Lockyer, F. F. Bruce, and R. K. Harrison's extensive Bible dictionary.

Outlines, maps, pictures, and charts make the Bible's contents clearer for pastors, teachers, students, and devotional readers.

Features include: The most useful information at your fingertips, Works with any major translation, Outlines, maps, and charts.

A General Introduction to the Bible

Authors: Norman L. Geisler, William E. Nix / 1986 / 220 Gen / 10059

A General Introduction to the Bible, presents a comprehensive introduction to the Bible. It gives special emphasis to conservative scholarship and provides clearly defined resonses to negative criticism that undermines the authority of the Bible.

"A General Introduction to the Bible fills a long-felt need for a single volume covering the inspiration, canonicity, text, and translation of the entitle Bible. The authors had written a style which appeals at the same time to the layman and the scholar." - Howard F. Vos.

Life@Work on Leadership: Enduring Insights for Men and Women of Faith

Editors: Stephen R. Graves, Thomas G. Addington / 2002 / 248.87 Gra / 10060

In one fulsome volume Stephen R. Graves and Thomas G. Addington-- the cofounders of the popular magazine Life@Work-- include contributions from the best and brightest minds currently writing on the topic of business leadership and spirituality. Life@Work on Leadership includes meaningful reflections on topics such as integrity, ambition, promises, roles, charisma, followership, tasks, and character.

Parables: The Mysteries of God's Kingdom Revealed Through the Stories Jesus Told

Author: John F. MacArthur / 2015 / 226.8 Mac / 10061

Jesus was a master storyteller, and the parables He told were ingeniously simple word pictures with profound spiritual lessons. Understanding the parables is a crucial matter for followers of Jesus. Jesus told parables so His people might comprehend His message about the kingdom of God clearly.

John MacArthur helps readers understand Jesus’ parables and how they relate to the whole of His message. In Parables he helps Christians understand the essential lessons contained in the most famous and influential short stories the world has ever known.

In His Image

Authors: Paul Brand, Philip Yancey / 1987 / 262.77 Bra / 10062

THE VOICE OF GOD IS A HEARTBEAT AWAY In Fearfully & Wonderfully Made, Philip Yancey and Dr. Paul Brand revealed how God’s voice is encoded in the very structure of our bodies. In His Image takes up where its predecessor left off, beckoning us once again inward and onward to fresh exploration and discovery. Yancey and Brand show how accurately and intricately the human body portrays the Body of Christ. In five sections―Image, Blood, Head, Spirit, and Pain―the acclaimed surgeon and the award-winning writer unlock the remarkable, living lessons contained in our physical makeup. This Gold Medallion Award-winning book will open your eyes to the complex miracle of the human body, and the even more compelling spiritual truths that it reflects.

Loving Liza Jane, A Novel

Author: Sharlene MacLaren / 2007 / Fic Mac / 10031

When Liza Jane Merriwether rode into the town of Little Hickman Creek, her first thought was, Oh, Lord, what have I done? Soon, the new schoolteacher is beloved by all, including a handsome widower with two young children. But her contract implicitly states that she is to have no improper contact with the opposite sex. Liza has a lot to learn about God and His plan for her life.

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