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What’s on the Bookshelf June 2016

We all have “those times” in our lives when nothing seems to go right. It may last a morning, a day, a week or longer. God Always Has a Plan B (09 A Zon) by Zondervan Publishing may help give you a new perspective, a new attitude, a new point of view or a completely new direction for you to take. This book is a collection of inspiring writings that will help you look for and follow God’s “Plan B” for your life.
Using Ephesians 4:1-6 as a base, Janice Catron uses Old and New Testament passages to explore our calling as Christians in God’s Vision, Our Calling (09 E Cat). This calling includes six aspects-relationship, choice, new identity, way of life, competence, and ministry. Catron states that by leading a life worthy of our calling, we as Christians become the conduit

What’s on the Bookshelf? May 2016

In Bryson City Tales (09 E Lar), Walt Larimore shows the character, motives, surprises and disappointments of a first-year small-town family doctor practicing in the Smoky Mountains. Meet the colorful inhabitants in the little mountain hamlet of Bryson City, North Carolina. For young Dr. Larimore, the town presents peculiar challenges. Schooled in the latest medical technology, the eager physician-his wife Barb, and two-year-old daughter, Kate, in tow-is about to discover that there are some things in rural practice for which medical school just hadn’t prepared him. But he’s about to learn.
Our latest addition to the library (thank you, Ann Young) is a Pulitzer Prize winner and on the Presbyterian Women’s reading list for 2016. All The Light We Cannot See (09 D Doe) by Anthony Doerr has been called a dazzling, epic work of fiction. Marie-Laure lives with her father in Paris near the Museum of Natural History, where he works as the master of its thousands of locks. When she is six, Marie-Laure goes blind so her father builds a perfect miniature of their neighborhood so she can memorize it by touch and learn her way around. But…when she is twelve, the Nazis occupy Paris and father and daughter flee to a great- uncle’s home by the sea.
Ann Young has researched this story and has additional information which is included in the front of the book.

What’s on the Bookshelf April 2016

Our church library includes a children’s section and a multimedia section in addition to nonfiction and fiction reading materials for adults. I am going to highlight two DVDs from the children’s section this month.
Duke and the Great Pie War is a VeggieTales lesson in loving your family. This tale is inspired by the biblical story of Ruth and Naomi. Meet Princess Petunia, Bob, Larry, and VeggieTales gang in this adventure. When the armies of Rhubarb go to battle against the Kingdom of Scone, the Great Pie War breaks out and things get really messy. Sweet Petunia, a charming young rhubarb is forced to flee her homeland and live in a tree stump in a foreign land! When the Duke – a (Larry the Cucumber) learns of the Princess’s plight, he risks his life to help her and learns that true love means thinking of others first.
The Wonderful Wizard of Ha’s is the VeggieTales story of a prodigal son. Meet Darby, the son of a Kansas floss farmer who just wants to have fun! When he learns about the Wonderful Land of Ha’s, where you can do whatever you want, Darby is determined to go–even against his father’s wishes. But when Darby reaches Ha’s, will he find all he’s searching for…and at what price? Will it be worth everything Darby has given up–his home back on the farm? His father’s love? Harvesting floss? This adventure reminds us that there’s nothing like forgiveness and there’s no place like home.