We have added many new items in the Library the last several months. Over the next few weeks, we’ll post them here – and as always, if you have any suggestions, let us know!
In his latest book, Choosing Gratitude: Learning to Love the Life You Have, renowned author James A. Autry reminds us that gratitude is a choice, a spiritual—not social—process. Made evident as behavior, gratitude is not the behavior itself. We may automatically respond, “Thank you” or “Appreciate it” in the daily course of our lives. These are polite, conditioned responses, but they are not gratitude. Instead, gratitude is a way of life, a belief system, that means cultivating a spirit of thankfulness even through the negatives of life. It is remembering there will always be more reasons for gratitude than for despair.
Socially, mentally, and spiritually, teenagers face a variety of pressures and stresses each day. Despite these peer pressures; it is still parents who can influence teens the most. Get equipped to be a better parent as The Five Love Languages of Teenagers explores the world in which teenagers live, explains the developmental changes, and give tools to help you identify and appropriately communicate in your teen’s love language.
For those who declare that Sunday school doesn’t work anymore, here is a book that can revitalize this often neglected ministry. Steve Parr encourages churches to reenergize traditional Sunday school by making it intentionally evangelistic, using proven methods and strategies already implemented in hundreds of growing churches. He guides churches through the process of analyzing their present programs and moving in a new direction to fulfill the Great Commission.
Still Growing: An Autobiography
Kirk Cameron is best known for his role as loveable teenage troublemaker Mike Seaver on the award-winning TV series Growing Pains, but his rise to fame and fortune is only part of his incredible story. In this intimate autobiography, Kirk opens up about his early years, his rocket to stardom, his life-changing encounter with Jesus and the hard choices he’s made along the way to live in the Way of the Master.
Life of the Beloved: Spiritual Living in a Secular World
Do you have a favourite colour? Junior Asparagus has several! He’s sharing each one with you in this exciting Technicolor adventure, Junior’s Colors. From the WHITE of a snowball fight to the YELLOW of jiggly Jell-O and reg;, his VeggieTales world is overflowing with bright colours… not to mention a few surprise appearances by Bob the Tomato.
The Lightkeeper’s Daughter (Mercy Falls Series #1)
With the lies of the past behind her, Addie finds love . . . and discovers her true Father.
Addie Sullivan leads a quiet life in a northern California lighthouse. She mourns the death of her father and endures her mother’s bitterness, until the night a storm brings an injured stranger and a dark secret to her home. The man insists she is not who she thinks she is, but rather “Julia Eaton”—the child long lost and feared dead by her wealthy family. Seizing the chance to be reunited with the Eatons, Addie leaves her lighthouse home but decides to keep her true identity a secret until they can unravel the mystery.
These Tangled Threads (Bells of Lowell Series #3)
Book 3 of Bells of Lowell. Timid yet alluring Daughtie Winfield finds herself in a precarious position when the new doctor casts his favor upon her. Though flattered by his attention, she is drawn to Liam Donohue, a local Irish artisan. As Daughtie and Liam work together to help runaway slaves, their friendship blossoms. But her work in the mills is threatened when a downturn in profits causes the Associates to decrease wages–resulting in plans for a strike. With the fate of the textile industry in an upheaval, will her hopes for love be thwarted as dissention infiltrates life in Lowell?
Stars Beneath Your Bed: The Surprising Story of Dust
What is dust? More than you think.
What can it do? You will be surprised.
From best-selling author Francis Chan (Crazy Love and Forgotten God) comes a picture book for children 4 to 8. Halfway Herbert never completes anything. Homework remains half done, his room stays only partly clean, and dinner is never finished. Halfway Herbert somehow gets by. But when he tells a half-truth, he learns the importance of honesty and of following God with all his heart.