2017 Quarter 3 Additions

Paper angels : a novel by Jimmy Wayne

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From Billboard Top Ten charted country music artist Jimmy Wayne comes an inspirational holiday story about a child in the Salvation Army’s Angel Tree program who encounters the disillusioned businessman who picked his name—soon to be a made-for-TV movie starring Josie Bissett!

A love like ours by Becky Wade

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Former Marine Jake Porter has far deeper scars than the one that marks his face. He struggles with symptoms of PTSD, lives a solitary life, and avoids relationships.

When Lyndie James, Jake’s childhood best friend, lands back in Holley, Texas, Jake cautiously hires her to exercise his Thoroughbreds. Lyndie is tender-hearted, fiercely determined, and afraid of nothing, just like she was as a child. Jake pairs her with Silver Leaf, a horse full of promise but lacking in results, hoping she can solve the mystery of the stallion’s reluctance to run.

Coldwater revival by  Nancy Jo Jenkins

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One of Emma Grace Falin’s six-year-old twin brothers died while in her care, sending her on a journey that will take her through the dark valley of guilt, sorrow, depression, and anger.

Although she rejects Him, God continues to offer restoration and healing into her troubled life

Christmas at Holly Hill by Martha Rogers

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It is October 1898, and Clayton Barlow has just returned home after serving time in prison for his part in a bank robbery. His family welcomes him, but the townspeople are skeptical. Bored with life in the small town but determined to make a new start, he goes to work with his father, hoping to regain the town’s trust.

Tiffany girl : a novel by Deeanne Gist

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From the bestselling author of It Happened at the Fair and Fair Play comes a compelling historical novel about a progressive “New Woman”—the girl behind Tiffany’s chapel—and the love that threatens it all.

As preparations for the 1893 World’s Fair set Chicago and the nation on fire, Louis Tiffany—heir to the exclusive Fifth Avenue jewelry empire—seizes the opportunity to unveil his state-of-the-art, stained glass, mosaic chapel, the likes of which the world has never seen.

Prisoner of Versailles  by Golden Keyes Parsons

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King Louis XIV’s burgeoning palace is the place to be–and be seen. And the last place on earth Madeleine wants to be.

She’s trapped there as a pampered prisoner. If she stays in France, she’ll be forced to deny her faith. By escaping the King’s long arm, she may find freedom–but it will cost her everything she holds dear.

Beloved hope  by Tracie Peterson

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Hope Flanagan survived the massacre at the Whitman Mission, but at terrible personal cost. Safe now in Oregon City, she lives with her sisters, Grace and Mercy, and Grace’s new husband, Alex. As she spends her days tending their flock of sheep, Hope’s mind and soul are slowly healing. Yet, though she was once surrounded by suitors, she has no interest in giving her heart again after the man she loved died in her arms.

Do rivers ever end?

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First thousand words : a picture word book by Heather Amery

This is a revised edition of this vocabulary for young children and reluctant readers, and is designed to develop first reading and spelling skills. It contains a full alphabetic index and is highly illustrated throughout the text. Words and phrases are brought up-to-date – roller blades, computers and duvets make an appearance – and new concepts are introduced.

The best yes : making wise decisions in the midst of endless demands by Lysa TerKeurst

Are you living with the stress of an overwhelmed schedule and aching with the sadness of an underwhelmed soul?

Lysa TerKeurst is learning that there is a big difference between saying yes to everyone and saying yes to God. In The Best Yes she will help you:

  • Cure the disease to please with a biblical understanding of the command to love.
  • Escape the guilt of disappointing others by learning the secret of the small no.
  • Overcome the agony of hard choices by embracing a wisdom based decision-making process.
  • Rise above the rush of endless demands and discover your best yes today.

A life surrendered by Raouf W. Ghattas

Raouf Ghattas said that learning about God’s will was not a long-range plan but a daily surrender. Living a surrendered life is exactly what he did. In this book, I share stories of what God can do through one life that is completely given to Jesus. Immigrating to the United States after feeling rejection from his native Egypt, Raouf would eventually return to the region of his birth in obedience to the call of God. Follow Raouf’s life and ministry of over thirty-five years among Arabs and Muslims and see, not the man, but the God he served. Raouf’s story is an inspiration to anyone who questions what they have to give to God. All it takes is the first step of faith in Christ. God will do the rest.

To wager her heart by Tamera Alexander

Impeccable historical research woven with heart-gripping fiction from USA Today bestselling author Tamera Alexander . . .

Set against the real history of Nashville’s Belle Meade Plantation and the original Fisk University Jubilee Singers ensemble, To Wager Her Heart is a powerful love story about seeking justice and restoring honor at a time in American history when both were tenuous and hard-won.

The more of less : finding the life you want under everything you own by Joshua Becker

Most of us know we own too much stuff. We feel the weight and burden of our clutter, and we tire of cleaning and managing and organizing.

While excess consumption leads to bigger houses, faster cars, fancier technology, and cluttered homes, it never brings happiness. Rather, it results in a desire for more. It redirects our greatest passions to things that can never fulfill. And it distracts us from the very life we wish we were living.

It happened at the fair : a novel by Deeanne Gist

A transporting historical novel about a promising young inventor, his struggle with loss, and the attractive teacher who changes his life, all set against the razzle-dazzle of the 1893 Chicago World’s Fair.

A grace disguised : how the soul grows through loss by Gerald Lawson Sittser

A Gracer Disguised plumbs the depth of our sorrows, whether due to illness, divorce, or the loss of someone we love. The circumstances are not important, says the author; what we do with those circumstances is.

The promise of dawn by Lauraine Snelling

When Signe, her husband, Rune, and their three boys arrive in Minnesota from Norway to help a relative clear his land of lumber, they dream of owning their own farm and building a life in the New World. But Uncle Einar and Aunt Gird are hard, demanding people, and Signe and her family soon find themselves worked nearly to the bone in order to repay the cost of their voyage. At this rate, they will never have land or a life of their own.

All your own teeth by Adrienne Geoghegan

Stewart wants to be an artist, but he’s bored with the things he paints at home. So off to the jungle he goes, in search of a wild animal to paint. Several animals offer to pose, but stuck-up Stewart finds something wrong with all of them. Soon Stewart has insulted every animal in the jungle-except one. When a crocodile with a great big toothy smile comes along, Stewart finds his perfect model, but the crocodile seems to have other things in mind. . . . Readers and jungle animals alike will cheer when Stewart the prickly painter finally meets his match in this cleverly told and strikingly illustrated cautionary tale.

The day Eddie met the author by Louise Borden

A real author’s visiting Eddie’s school, and Eddie can hardly wait! After reading lots of the author’s books, he has an important question. It turns out he’s not the only one with a big question on the day of the assembly, though. It seems like everyone wants to ask something! So he waits. And waits. And when he finally gets his chance, Eddie gets an even better answer than he’d hoped for….

 

The Care Effect by David Crosby

Amazing things happen when individuals and a church, corporately, begin to minster to their neighbor with intentionality, consistency, and passion. The Care Effect beautifully demonstrates how love of neighbor, the Great Commandment, is essential to gospel proclamation, not incidental to it. Walk the streets of New Orleans with a body of believers as they show love to neighbor. Be inspired to find a way to let your deeds of love be united with words of truth so you too manifest the gospel to your neighbor.

The secret keeper by Beverly Lewis

Jennifer Burns has always had an “old soul,” but joining the Amish world will challenge her spirit–and her heart–in ways she never expected.

The River by Beverly Lewis

When two sisters return home for a visit after leaving the Amish world, both are troubled by the secrets, and the people, they left behind.

A Lineage of Grace by Francine Rivers

In this compilation of the five books in the best-selling Lineage of Grace series by Francine Rivers, we meet the five women whom God chose—Tamar, Rahab, Ruth, Bathsheba, and Mary. Each was faced with extraordinary—even scandalous—challenges. Each took great personal risk to fulfill her calling. Each was destined to play a key role in the lineage of Jesus Christ, the Savior of the World.

Give please a chance by Bill O’Reilly

In this inspired collaboration, bestselling authors Bill O’Reilly and James Patterson remind us all that a single word–“Please?”–is useful in a thousand different ways. From finding a lovable stray dog to needing a partner on a seesaw, from reading a bedtime story to really, really needing a cookie, Give Please a Chance depicts scenes and situations in which one small word can move mountains.

To be where you are by Jan Karon

After twelve years of wrestling with the conflicts of retirement, Father Tim Kavanagh realizes he doesn’t need a steady job to prove himself. Then he’s given one. As for what it proves, heaven only knows.

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