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Saturday, October 21, 2017

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  • REVELATION AT THE LABYRINTH by Nancy Flinchbaugh

    It's all about healing...

    Join the Magnificent and Marvelous Book Club (the MAMs) on an adventure as they launch a re-entry organic farm for women in recovery. The ancient pilgrim path of the labyrinth leads them all through personal healing and redemption, while finding hope for the planet as they encounter the turmoil of domestic violence, addiction, cancer, and climate change. Thomaseena, a victim of domestic violence, is erroneously sentenced to prison for killing her husband in self-defense. When she is released from prison, Thomaseena moves into the MAMs' re-entry organic farm and begins to reconnect with the earth, seeking healing, recovery and a new life path. Meanwhile, MAM Molly Mabra journeys with breast cancer. This lively story of love and transformation will keep you reading and thinking about possible ways to creatively build a future together.

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  • SLITS by Carol Murphy

    MEET ANGELA.

    Teenager Angela wishes she could understand her odd family. Her mother is thornily difficult, her father is harshly distant, and her siblings offer no help, even after a terrible school incident. Struggling with self-injury, Angela’s plight intensifies at a parochial school sheltered within a tight coastal community. Strange family events, anxious friends, insensitive adults, and confusing occurrences swirl in a cloudy confusion. Then after a dreadful accident, Angela enters a psychiatric hospital with a special wing just for teens. An attentive therapist senses her turmoil, but small revelations seem only to increase the teen’s fierce façade.

    What is wrong with Angela, her family, her parents, and especially her mother?
    Why are answers so hard to come by?

    All seems lost until a herd of horses and Angela’s best friend Cali help point to a different way of thinking and believing.

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  • RAP SHEET: INSIDE THE LIFE OF A CAREER CRIMINAL by Phil Hamman & Sandy Hamman

    Matt Lofton and his brother sat in fear while Tom swiftly removed his belt.Their lives were about to be altered . . .

    At age nine, Matt stole his first car, which culminated in a high-speed chase with the police. While growing up on the racially-charged streets of Chicago and Springfield, Illinois, Matt saw life through the eyes of one of the few white kids in the neighborhood. His saving grace should have been his 132 IQ, but instead, he became a master criminal after learning all the wrong lessons from local street thugs. Abandoned by his father and abused by his step-father, Matt felt his hatred of others mushroom.

    When his mom packed up their meager possessions and moved the family to idyllic Sioux Falls, South Dakota, she hoped it would provide the perfect environment to get her family’s life back on track. Instead, Matt entered a criminal underworld, spent years with deviant and dangerous cellmates, and he and his brother began supplying the region with drugs. He eventually accumulated a rap sheet totaling forty-three arrests.

    On his third stretch in maximum security prison, Matt hit it big when he masterminded an elaborate drug smuggling ring within the prison walls. After using only a metal spoon in a jailhouse escape attempt, he was sent to prison for the fourth time and landed in solitary confinement, where he struggled to maintain his sanity. At his lowest point, the endless quiet sparked a rebirth that finally released him from the dysfunctional mindset that had kept him in chains for so many years.

    How can a person consumed with hate and violence make room for love and peace? While some books claim they will change your life, this one only challenges you never to consider someone hopeless again.

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  • FINDING THE LIGHT by Kelsey Atkins

    A repetitive dream has been plaguing Kiya since she was young.

    It is about to become the least of her worries.

    When a mysterious boy appears and disappears outside her home, the reoccurring dream, along with her life, change drastically. She finally meets her elusive visitor and he reveals who she really is and why she's destined to fight against a darkness threatening to consume everything.

    It isn't until Kiya travels to the boy's home that she discovers the reality of the darkness and the benefits of choosing the light. After the darkness begins to hunt her, she is faced with a choice to embrace her destiny or turn against it. She soon realizes, no matter her choice, the darkness is unrelenting, and her protectors may not be able to save her.

    Enter the world of the Finding the Light series.

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  • THE MOOR AND THE MAIDEN by Hannah Joy Wilkinson

    A former mentor
    wants to involve him in heresy.

    The only woman he could ever love
    is bound by fear and wants him gone.

    A Templar Knight, bitter from
    the failed second crusade, wants him dead.

    But there is One who, despite his past,
    wants him back.

    Asim never should have returned to France. In AD 1150, too many people believe the dark-skinned Moor is an infidel sorcerer. The Christians who persecute him further harden his heart against God. Only Bishop Lisieux welcomes him back after years of estrangement.

    During their journey to the de Montfort castle, a threat emerges. Stephan, a young Templar Knight, will stop at nothing to kill the Moor. If he finds the Bishop’s heretical secret, Asim and the Bishop will burn together.

    Will Asim ever be reconciled to God amid the fear and hatred that surrounds him? Or will he be cut down before he is given the chance?

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  • TO BE CALLED MARY by Kate Hiller

    In 1901, a group of incensed locals lynched a family in Lookout, California.

    Corrie, a child witness to the crime, lives in shame for not speaking up that night to protect her young friend, Martin. Unwanted, Corrie must make her way from Lookout to the Nevada desert town of Denio. Afraid of further rejection, she finds more kinship with the desert than with people. Words find Corrie across the expanse. Are they memories of her father, whispers of young love, or do they hold the power of life, forgiveness, and hope?

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  • BEN (A NOVEL. AND A TRUE STORY.) by Robyn S. Brown

    DIFFERENT . . . YET EXTRAORDINARY.

    What if the one person you loved more than anyone in the world wasn't who you thought he was? What if he was someone different? Different yet extraordinary.

    Kate Kirby has been best friends with Ben for as long as she could remember. He was her beloved companion through childhood, and he was her rock and her strength during adulthood. When she faced tragedy, he comforted her. When she lost her way, he guided her home. Even when she pushed him away, he was never far. Through the ups and downs Kate always knew she could count on him. But what she didn't know was that there was much more to Ben than what met the eye. Although ordinary by outward appearances and worldly standards, inwardly there was something indescribable about Ben. Something otherworldly. Would Kate ever realize the truth about her best friend? The truth that was staring her right between the eyes, yet she was blind to see.

    Journey with Kate as she experiences life and faith with a guardian quite literally by her side, and in the process embark upon your own journey of faith that will simultaneously comfort and challenge you.

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  • APOCALYPSE TV by Thomas Allbaugh

    QUESTION REALITY

    When a reality TV scout “discovers” Walter in a diner near the hospice where his father has been placed, his life has reached a low point. His father is dying, his college teaching career is under heat, and his life is adrift. The scout wants him for a reality show about religion. In a more self-assured period of his life, Walter would have rejected her questionable offer outright, but now he wavers and allows himself to be drawn in. Maybe this is the jolt of energy his life needs. Maybe, if the show succeeds, his university will be so impressed that they'll finally treat him with respect. Maybe the show will even be what the producers promise it will be, a serious inquiry into faith. Maybe he'll become famous.

    The show brings Walter attention, but for all the wrong reasons. He is misquoted, misinterpreted, misunderstood, and then shot after he has been dragged across the country in an increasingly frustrating and absurd series of challenges. Will his career and reputation survive the public protests? Will his marriage survive the hints of affairs on the road? Will any kind of “reality” emerge to restore his self-respect?

    “From the opening pages to the end of this entertaining novel, I was caught up in the story of Walter Terry. What reader could fail to relate to this man's struggle to bring new meaning and significance to his life? His tumultuous reality TV show experience proves just how elusive 'reality' really is. Thomas Allbaugh has created a story to savor, and one that readers will not soon forget.”

    —Joseph Bentz, author of A Son Comes Home and Nothing Is Wasted

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Our Fall Reading Selections

  • Dirty Shirt: A Boundary Waters Memoir

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    Jim Landwehr and his brothers pursue their love of the outdoors by tackling some of the country's most remote terrain, the Boundary Waters Canoe Area. While encountering crazed loons, widow-making portages, and temperamental automobiles, they also discover more about each other and their long deceased father. In recent years, with a desire to instill their love of the area into their own children, they include them in their voyages, and the legacy continues. Their exploits are woven throughout with humor, emotion, and warmth.

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  • As the Leaves Kiss the Stream

    as the LEAVES kiss the STREAM

    ... a story about a father and his seventeen-year-old daughter. He is a missionary; she is a problem.

    Together they go camping and fly fishing in the Ozarks. Together they clash and argue.

    Then one cold, October morning as they fly fished beside the pure water of the stream, together they learned something about grace.

    For the tears of a father ... are as the tears of God ...
    that fall silently and caress the one beloved,
    much as the autumn leaves
    that gently fall and kiss the stream.

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  • Diamond Duty by Dan Verner

    In the spring of 1861, nineteen-year-old Caleb Dillard leaves his bride of a few months to fight for the Confederacy with the Eighth Virginia Infantry Regiment, but his part of the war only lasts ten minutes as he and some of his comrades are captured near Fairfax Courthouse and put in the Old Capitol Prison. There he not only experiences hardship and camaraderie with his fellow soldiers, but also learns to play baseball, a game the Union soldiers brought with them during the war. Caleb’s team plays the guards, other military teams,and even some local professional teams, including the Washington Nationals.

    Caleb’s team rapidly improves, but then he becomes involved in a plot fostered by a wealthy war widow from Georgetown. Her schemes put him—and his family—in danger, and Caleb must make difficult choices while managing to survive. Diamond Duty will appeal to baseball fans and Civil War buffs alike, and readers will find the same warmth of characterization and steady pulse of events in this book that they found in Dan Verner’s Beyond the Blue Horizon series.

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  • The Redemption of Pontius PIlate

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    Lucius Pontius Pilate was a Roman on the rise, an ambitious nobleman serving with ruthless efficiency as a confidential agent of the Emperor Tiberius Caesar. A respected member of the Roman Senate, Pilate harbored a cruel streak that Tiberius used to strike fear into the Empire's enemies. Pilate was on his way to the peak of Roman society when a disastrous encounter with the loathsome Gaius Caligula, Tiberius' heir, ended with him being disgraced and sent into exile as Prefect to the armpit of the Roman Empire: the province of Judea.

    In this desert land, where political rebellion and religious fanaticism bloomed like flowers in the spring, Pilate's life became entwined with that of Jesus of Nazareth, the enigmatic leader of a new religious sect. Bullied into sending Jesus to the cross by the local religious leaders, Pilate is tormented with guilt and nightmares, unable to wash away the blood on his hands. But when the death of Tiberius elevates Caligula to the Imperial throne, Pilate may have no choice but to flee for refuge to the disciples of the Man he crucified. But will they accept him?

    IS ANY MAN TOO LOST TO BE SAVED?

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