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2014-Awake: Doing a World of Good One Person at a Time

by Noel Brewer Yeatts | Baker Books (2012)
$12.99 - RP4208 | 176 pages

Many of us enjoy a quality of life that much of the world couldn't imagine, and we live unaffected by the world's injustices and impossible realities. We want to help, but where do we start? This compelling, story-driven book urges us to open our eyes to the needs of a hurting world and to get involved in realistic, positive change.


2014-The Dressmaker of Khair Khana: Five Sisters, One Remarkable Family, and the Woman Who Risked Everything to Keep Them Safe

by Gayle Tzemach Lemmon | Gale Cengage Learning (2012) | Large Print
$16.99-RP4234 | 287 pages

When the Taliban seized control of Kabul, Kamila Sidiqi's life changed overnight. Although she had a teaching degree, she was banned from school and confined to her home. After her father and brother fled, she became the sole breadwinner for her five siblings. Armed only with grit and determination, she picked up a needle and thread and created a thriving business.


2014-El Coyote Debajo de La Mesa / The Coyote Under The Table

por Joe Hayes (autor) y Antonio Castro L. (Ilustraciones) | Cinco Puntos Press (2011) | para la Infancia y la Juventud
$12.95-RP4257 | 144 páginas

El título del libro es uno de los relatos de la serie de cuentos en español e inglés que se presentan en este libro. Las ilustraciones y los personajes de cada historia son muy entretenidos y atraparán el interés de sus lectores. Esta es una oportunidad de afirmar y afianzar ambos idiomas ya que cada cuento es bilingüe.


2014-Growing Up Muslim: Understanding the Beliefs and Practices of Islam

by Sumbul Ali-Karamali | Ember (2013) | Youth
$7.99-RP4239 | 224 pages

Growing up Muslim in Southern California, Ali-Karamali found herself answering questions from her friends and schoolmates about her life and her religious practices. This book is a comprehensive introduction to one of the world's major religions. It will provide young readers with essential information about Islam in the everyday context of Muslim life in America, encouraging tolerance and acceptance.


2014-A History of the Romani People

by Hristo Kyuchukov and Ian Hancock | Boyds Mills Press (2005)

$19.95 - RP4209 | 32 pages

A thousand years ago, a group of people driven out of India took to traveling the world, adopting cultural customs and religious beliefs from those they encountered. They integrated these beliefs with their own and created the unique Romani culture. This book takes us deeper into their lives, past and present, helping us understand and appreciate their distinctive culture.


2014-On This Spirit Walk: The Voices of Native American and Indigenous Peoples

by Henrietta Mann and Anita Phillips | Abingdon Press (2012)
$14.99-RP4211 | 128 pages

What sets this resource for small-group study apart is the list of Native American United Methodist writers who contributed to the work. This diverse group, including activist and human rights advocate the Rev. Liberato Bautista, embraces a cross section of tribes and nations, ages and life experiences, and provides a powerful depth of vision to these voices.


2014-Tara's Lookout

by Eugene R. Caputi (author, illustrator) | Self-published (2012) | Children
$8.95-RP4244 | 32 pages

Tara is a young girl with developmental disabilities who spends most of her time observing the world from her family's terrace. Home-schooled, she's lonely and bored until one day she gets a chance to save a life. The story exposes readers to day-to-day life in India and serves as a gentle reminder about acceptance of those who are differently abled.


2014-A Twist of Faith: An American Christian's Quest to Help Orphans in Africa Bonus Book

by John Donnelly | Beacon Press (2012)

$25.95 -RP4212 | 200 pages

Carpenter David Nixon knew nothing about Malawi. But after learning about his church's efforts to aid its impoverished citizens, he decided to raise money to build an orphanage. He discovered, however, that what he thought was good for the Malawians was not what they needed and ended up building a school and feeding center that supports 350 children orphaned by AIDS.


2014-Radio Shangri-La: What I Discovered on My Accidental Journey to the Happiest Kingdom on Earth

by Lisa Napoli | Broadway Books (2012)
$15.00-RP4210 | 320 pages

A chance encounter gives journalist Lisa Napoli the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to move halfway around the world to the ancient, deeply spiritual Himalayan kingdom of Bhutan. Napoli soon realizes that her own perspective on life is challenged as she discovers the sense of purpose and joy she has been yearning for in one "of the happiest places on Earth."


2014-8년의 동행 [What We Eat is What Our Bodies Are]

미치 앨봄 | 살림 (2010)
$13.00 - RP4252 | 351쪽

저자는 자기의 두 인생 스승, 즉 유대교의 랍비와 흑인 목사님으로부터 얻은 삶의 교훈으로 우리의 영혼을 감동 시킨다. 랍비와 목사님은 다 하나님의 사람이지만, 그들의 신앙의 배경, 삶의 모습은 전혀 다르다. 단 한가지, 둘 다 “믿음”의 공통분모를 갖고 있다는 것이다. 이 두 사람의 삶의 실제 이야기를 통하여 우리 인생에서 중요한 것 들을 독자로 하여금 다시 생각해 보게 하는 책이다. 삶이란? 죽음이란? 행복이란 과연 무엇일까? 신앙이 오히려 우리들을 분열 시키는 사회에서 살고 있는 현대인에게 다른 신앙을 가진 사람들과도 공존할 수 있는 희망을 주는 책이기도 하다.


Becoming a Justice Seeking Congregation: Responding to God's Justice Initiative2013 Becoming a Justice Seeking Congregation: Responding to God's Justice Initiative

by William K. McElvaney
Designed as an ecumenical study guide for local congregations and groups, Becoming a Justice Seeking Congregation is based on sound biblical, theological and liturgical grounding, and offers practical know-how strategies from McElvaney's ministry and from the experiences of others addressing justice issues in a variety of settings.
e-reader version available

Purchase information:$15.95


Cry of the Giraffe2013 Cry of the Giraffe

by Judie Oron

Labeled outcasts by their Ethiopian neighbors because they are Jews, 13-year-old Wuditu and her family make the difficult trek on foot to Sudan in the hope of being transported to Yerusalem and its promise of a better life. Instead they are herded into a refugee camp and Wuditu is separated from her family and forced back to the border. Her only hope is to be reunited with her family in Yerusalem.
e-reader version available

Purchase information:$12.95


¿El Mismo Dios?2013 ¿El Mismo Dios?

por Timothy George
Explicación de las diferencias entre el cristianismo y el islam. Este libro está escrito en un estilo claro, conciliatorio, equilibrado y bíblico. Existen ciertas creencias que coinciden con las de los cristianos como la de un solo Dios verdadero; como también existen diferencias fundamentales. Contrasta los elementos característicos del cristianismo y el islam. Algunos de los temas son: los cinco pilares del islam, conceptos cristianos y musulmanes sobre Jesucristo y la salvación, la doctrina de la Trinidad y del carácter de dios, qué podemos aprender de los musulmanes, cómo el cristiano puede testificar de Cristo a su prójimo musulmán, y mucho más.

Purchase information:$9.00


Everday Justice: The Global Impact of Our Daily Choices2013 Everyday Justice: The Global Impact of Our Daily Choices

by Julie Clawson
Everyday Justice takes readers on a tour of everyday life and reveals how small lifestyle choices have big implications for justice around the world. The book unpacks food and clothing choices and shows the surprising costs of consumer waste, concluding that the more sustainable a lifestyle, the more just the world will be.
e-reader version available

Purchase information:$16.00


How Coffee Saved My Life: And Other Stories of Stumbling to Grace2013 How Coffee Saved My Life: And Other Stories of Stumbling to Grace

by Ellie Roscher
At 25, Ellie Roscher, a self- described rich, white North American overachiever, decided to spend a year in Lascano, Uruguay. She reveals her physical and emotional struggles for survival, and though spiritually tried and tested, she eventually flourished beautifully. This is the story of Ms. Roscher's year-long mission and how, through a multitude of grace- filled moments, she discovers that God has accompanied her all along the journey.
e-reader version available

Purchase information:$16.99


I Am Hutterite: The Fascinating True Story of a Young Woman's Journey to Reclaim Her Heritage2013 I Am Hutterite: The Fascinating True Story of a Young Woman's Journey to Reclaim Her Heritage

by Mary-Ann Kirkby
I Am Hutterite takes readers into the hidden heart of the little-known Hutterite colony in Manitoba where Mary-Ann Kirkby spent her childhood. When she was 10, her family left the colony and Ms. Kirkby describes how she adapted to popular culture, but felt a deep sense of loss. I Am Hutterite is a powerful tale of understanding how beginnings can define a person.
This is a large print book; e-reader version available

Purchase information:$17.99


Mali Under the Night Sky: A Lao Story of Home2013 Mali Under the Night Sky: A Lao Story of Home

by Youme

Mali Under the Night Sky is the true story of Lao-American artist Malichansouk Koumanchao, who walked with her family from Laos to Thailand when she was 5 years old. Due to wars not contained by borders, she and her family had to leave their home to be safe. She remembers the journey and the beauty and strength of Lao culture.

Purchase information:$17.95


One World Kids Cookbook: Easy2013 One World Kids Cookbook: Easy, Healthy and Affordable Family Meals Bonus Book

by Sean Mendez

This colorful, amply illustrated cookbook of international recipes emphasizes the educational, nutritional and social benefits of cooking with children, offering 19 recipes from as many nations. The book devotes four pages to each recipe and country, along with enriching notes on food and cultural facts. The emphasis here is on fun, collaboration, invention and food as an engaging art rather than exact science.

Purchase information:$20.00


Rubble Nation: Haiti's Pain2013 Rubble Nation: Haiti's Pain, Haiti's PromiseBonus Book

by Chris Herlinger & Paul Jeffrey
Rubble Nation takes readers back to this complicated and fragile world of promise and pain. The photos and descriptions tell the story of what life is like on the ground twenty months after the earthquake.

Purchase information:$25.00


Beaded Hope2012: Beaded Hope

by Cathy Liggett
When four women embark on a mission trip to South Africa, they all have selfish reasons for going. What none of them expects is how profoundly their lives will be transformed by the people they meet. This is a moving story about the power of faith and hope to overcome even the most tragic circumstances.

Purchase information:$12.99


Book Cover: Korean Resource2012: 따라 따라 예수 따라가네

애니 베어드 지음
1907년 개척 선교사로 조선에 파송되었던 윌리엄 베어드와 애니 베어드 부부가 조선에서 직접 보고, 듣고, 느낀 경험을 편집하고 정리하여 엮어 낸 소설. 가난한 살림 때문에 돈에 팔려 12살에 혼인한 후의 시집살이와 남편과의 사별, 그리고 다른 남자에게 다시 한번 돈에 팔려가는 ‘보배’라는 여자 주인공의 기구한 인생을 통해 20세기 초 개화기의 조선 여성의 삶, 그리고 기독교 신앙을 만난 후의 주인공 보배를 통해 척박하기만 했던 당시의 역사와 여성 기독교인의 삶을 그리고 있다.
Purchase information: $17.00



Because He Lives2012: Because He Lives:
Faith, Hope and Love in Action
Bonus Book

by Catherine Ritch Guess
A true and living example of the faith, hope and love that emerged from one of the most horrid genocides in the world’s history, this book portrays the many ways United Methodist Women supplemental giving helps the Methodist Mission in Cambodia and the women and children there.

Purchase information:$17.95


Cesar Chavez Cover2012: Cesar Chavez: A Photographic Essay

by Ilan Stavans
Although most people recognize the name, not many realize that during the Civil Rights Era Cesar Chavez led marches trying to improve the status of itinerant workers in the United States.
Purchase information:$13.95


Faith book cover2012: Faith

by Maya Ajmera, Magda Nakassis and Cynthia Pon

Celebrations of faith can bring people together.
Purchase information: $7.95


Forgotten Girls: Stories of Hope and Courage2012: Forgotten Girls: Stories of Hope and Courage

by Kay Marshall Strom and Michele Rickett
All over the world, women and girls face starvation, displacement, illiteracy, sexual exploitation and abuse. These pages hold their stories of deep pain and suffering, inspiring courage and incredible hope. They are the stories of girls who have discovered their value in God’s eyes in the midst of cultures that have rejected them.
e-reader version available

Purchase information:$16.00


14 Cows for America2012: 14 Cows for America

by Carmen Agra Deedy and Wilson Kimeli Naiyomah 

An unexpected gift to a Kenyan village is a light of hope.
Purchase information: $17.95


14 Vacas para USA2012: 14 Vacas para USA

por Carmen Agra Deedy y Wilson Kimeli Naiyomah

Una historia en una lejana aldea del oeste de Kenia, África.
Purchase information: $17.95


It’s Easier to Reach Heaven Than the End of the Street: A Jerusalem Memoir2012: It’s Easier to Reach Heaven Than the End of the Street: A Jerusalem Memoir

by Emma Williams
In August 2000 Emma Williams arrived in Jerusalem with her three small children to join her husband and to work as a doctor. For the next three years, she witnessed an astonishing series of events in which hundreds of thousands of lives, including her own, were turned upside down. This powerful memoir continues to bring to life the realities of the Palestinian–Israeli conflict.

Purchase information: $16.00


Lacey and the African Grandmothers2012: Lacey and the African Grandmothers

by Sue Farrell Holler

What difference can a young Blackfoot girl from North America make in the lives of grandmothers in Africa? A lot, as Lacey discovers. Her decision to help will bring about amazing changes in her life and her community.
Purchase information: $14.95


Thunder Over Kandahar2012: Thunder Over Kandahar

by Sharon E. McKay

Best friends Tamanna and Yasmine cannot believe their good fortune when a school is set up in their Afghan village; however, their dreams for the future are shattered when the Taliban burn down the school and threaten the teacher and students with death. Their future in jeopardy, the girls realize they must flee.
Purchase information: $12.95


We Wait You: Waiting on God in Eastern Europe2012: We Wait You: Waiting on God in Eastern Europe

by Taryn R. Hutchison
Inspiring and humorous, We Wait You is the real-life story of hearts transformed after the Revolutions of 1989 in Eastern Europe. History and faith will come alive as you take this riveting journey with one woman who made a difference during the unforgettable events that forever changed Eastern Europe.
e-reader version available

Purchase information: $17.99


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