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2014-Break The Cycle: Healing From an Abusive Relationship

by Tracy S. Deitz | CreateSpace (2012)
$12.99-RP4225 | 216 pages

Author Tracy Deitz, a trained advocate for survivors of domestic violence, tells the story of Lydia, a survivor who offers a lifeline to anyone who feels trapped in a destructive dynamic. This book is certain to offer anyone crucial clarity on this complex emotional struggle and to give a survivor new confidence and hope.


2014-Dear White America: Letter to a New Minority

by Tim Wise | City Lights Books (2012)
$14.95-RP4226 | 190 pages

There are times when it is difficult to talk about the sometimes explosive topic of race, as this volume does. Author Tim Wise acknowledges this and hopes that his words may allow you to discuss subjects on race more confidently during those difficult times. This amazing "letter" includes history, facts and insight into the disturbing phenomenon of institutional racism.


2014-탐욕의 시대 [L'Empire de la Honte]

장 지글러| 갈라파고스 (2005)
$21.50 - RP4256 | 362쪽

약육강식의 자본주의 논리에 따라 편성된 세계 경제, 사회, 정치적 질서의 부조리 때문에 오늘의 세계는 자본주의 봉건사회가 되어 버리고, 빈부의 차는 더 악화되고 있다고 작가는 한탄한다. 세계 500대 다국적 기업들이 전 세계 총 생산력의 반 이상을 장악하고 있다. 현재 이 세계를 지배하는 약육강식의 질서를 파괴하고 이 세상에서 기근과 가난을 퇴치할 수 있는 것은 우리 시민들의 집단 의식의 단결에서 시작될 수 있다고 작가는 강조한다.


2014-Finding Higher Ground: Adaptation in the Age of Warming Bonus Book

by Amy Seidl | Beacon Press (2012)
$18.00-RP4227 | 216 pages

How are you adapting to life with climate change? In Finding Higher Ground, Seidl brings us stories of adaptation from the natural world and human communities. She offers eye-opening examples of how plants, insects, birds and mammals are already adapting both behaviorally and genetically by adjusting their mating, breeding and growing cycles to fit the changes in their environment.


2014-An Invisible Thread: The True Story of an 11-Year-Old Panhandler, a Busy Sales Executive and an Unlikely Meeting With Destiny

by Laura Schroff and Alex Tresniowski | Gale Cengage Learning (2012) | Large Print
$16.99-RP4237 | 335 pages

Schroff was a successful ad sales representative in Manhattan. Maurice was a homeless 11-year-old panhandler. He asked for change; she kept walking. Then something stopped her, and she went back. She continued to go back again and again, forming a friendship that has spanned almost three decades and brought life to an overscheduled professional and hope to a desperate boy.


2014-A Place at The Table: 40 Days of Solidarity With the Poor

by Chris Seay | Baker Books (2012)
$13.99-RP4224 | 240 pages

Would you eat and drink like the poor for 40 days and donate the money you save to a project that serves the impoverished? This book invites you on a journey of self-examination, discipline and renewed focus on Jesus that will change your life. It also includes chapters for each of the 40 days with scripture, reflections, prayers and encouragement.


2014-Puffling Patrol

by Ted Lewin (author) and Betsy Lewin (illustrator) | Lee & Low Books (2012) | Children
$19.95-RP4250 | 56 pages

Erna, Dani and their father drive through their Iceland town at night every August looking for baby puffins, called pufflings, that have glided from their nests on the rocky cliffs to the streets instead of the sea. Will they be able to rescue all the pufflings before they encounter danger? Will the baby birds make it to the sea?


2014-Sheila Says We're Weird

by Ruth Ann Smalley (author) and Jennifer Emery (illustrator) | Tilbury House Publishers (2011) | Children
$16.95-RP4249 | 32 pages

Sheila thinks her neighbors are weird. They hang their laundry outside to dry and ride bikes to the library instead of driving. They even use a push lawn mower rather than a gas one. But their homemade soup tastes great, and she loves picking tomatoes from their garden. What gives? Are they really weird, or do they have some good ideas?


2014-Which Side Are You On? The Story of a Song

by George Ella Lyon (author) and Christopher Cardinale (illustrator) | Cinco Puntos Press (2011) | Youth
$17.95-RP4241 | 40 pages

This is the story behind the classic song written in 1931 by Florence Reece, whose husband was a coal miner and union organizer in Kentucky. She wrote it during an attack on their home by thugs trying to stop him from forming a union. This book introduces youth to the issues of working conditions, workers' rights and economic and social justice.


2014-Year of Plenty: One Suburban Family, Four Rules, and 365 Days of Homegrown Adventure in Pursuit of Christian Living

by Craig Goodwin | Sparkhouse (2011)
$12.95-RP4228 | 224 pages

In this timely tale of Christians exploring the intersections of faith, environment and everyday life, Pastor Craig Goodwin and his family embark on a yearlong experiment to consume only what is local, used, homegrown or homemade. During their adventure, they stumble onto the cultural cutting edge of locavores, backyard chickens, farmers' markets, simple living and going green.


Violencia Doméstica2013 Violencia Doméstica

por Celso William Chignoli
El contenido del libro incluye un análisis que compara cuatro comunidades hispanas junto con características claras de víctimas, ejercicios de grupo y otras maneras más específicas para ayudar. "En la gran tragedia de la violencia doméstica, la intervención puede salvar vidas" dijo el autor Dr. Celso William Chignoli. "¿Quiere traer alivio a las familias quebrantadas por la violencia? Infórmese y anímese leyendo: Violencia doméstica: Detección, prevención, y ayuda."

Purchase information:$8.99


원전을 멈춰라2013-원전을 멈춰라

히로세 다카시
평생을 원자력과 핵의 위험성에 대한 문제를 연구해온 저널리스트 히로세 다카시가 체르노빌을 비롯한 일련의 원자력 발전소 사고를 살피면서, 원전은 결코 안전할 수 없으며, 언제 터질지 모를 시한폭탄과 다를 바 없다고 말한다. 저자는 원자력 사고가 인간의 능력으로 통제 불가능한 원자력 물질을 다루기 시작할 때부터 예견된 것이며, 그 뒤편에는 인류 절멸의 위험을 담보로 원자력산업을 돈벌이에 이용하는 기업과 이러한 사실의 은폐에 동참하는 저널리즘이 있다고 주장한다.

Purchase information:$24.00


Free? Stories About Human Rights2013 Free? Stories About Human Rights

by David Almond, et al

This collection of short fiction by 14 prominent writers from around the world dramatizes the U.N. Declaration of Human Rights with contemporary personal stories about young people who are victims, perpetrators and activists.

Purchase information:$8.99


Get Up2013 Get Up, Stand Up: Uniting Populists, Energizing the Defeated, and Battling the Corporate Elite

Bruce E. Levine
Even though most Americans oppose war and bristle at bailouts, most remain passive and appear resigned to powerlessness. Get Up, Stand Up describes how readers can recover dignity, energy and unity in order to wrest power away from the corporatocracy. Get Up, Stand Up details strategies and tactics that oppressed peoples have employed to gain power and put that power back in the hands of we, the people.
e-reader version available

Purchase information:$17.95


A Hopeful Earth: Faith2013 A Hopeful Earth: Faith, Science, and the Message of Jesus

by Sally Dyck and Sarah Ehrman
A Hopeful Earth bridges the gap between Jesus and the environment and guides readers in their understanding that living as good stewards of God's creation is a significant component of what it means to follow Jesus. Readers will discover how the church can reach out to younger generations by joining them in the race to save the planet.
e-reader version available

Purchase information:$10.00


A Hopeful Earth: Faith2013 A Hopeful Earth: Faith, Science, and the Message of Jesus – Leader Guide

by Sally Dyck and Sarah Ehrman
A Hopeful Earth leader guide is designed to walk groups through a study of the book in seven sessions. This guide provides discussion questions and activities. As readers grow in thinking together about faith and the environment, they will discover that living as good stewards of God's creation is a significant component of what it means to follow Jesus.

Purchase information:$7.99


In Our Backyard: A Christian Perspective on Human Trafficking in the United States2013 In Our Backyard: A Christian Perspective on Human Trafficking in the United States

by Nita Belles
In Our Backyard invites readers into the lives of human trafficking victims, survivors and the traffickers themselves with true stories. These stories not only inform, but also continue our study of modern day slavery, this time focusing on the United States. This book contains mature subject matter.
e-reader version available

Purchase information:$14.99


Make Poverty Personal: Taking the Poor as Seriously as the Bible Does2013 Make Poverty Personal: Taking the Poor as Seriously as the Bible Does

by Ash Barker
Poverty is one of the great challenges of the 21st century, but not a new one. And neither is God's deep concern for the poor – it is a theme deeply woven throughout the Bible. This urgent, provocative book offers both challenge and hope. Pulling out and reflecting on significant passages from both testaments, the book reveals what the Bible says about both the nature of poverty and about how God calls people to respond.
e-reader version available

Purchase information:$14.99


The Mangrove Tree: Planting Trees to Feed Families2013 The Mangrove Tree: Planting Trees to Feed Families Bonus Book

by Susan L. Roth and Cindy Trumbore

For a long time the people of Harigigo, a village in the tiny country of Eritrea, were living without enough food for themselves and their animals. Then along came a scientist, Gordon Sato, who helped change their lives for the better, and it all started with some special trees.

Purchase information:$19.95


One Simple Act: Discovering the Power of Generosity2013 One Simple Act: Discovering the Power of Generosity

by Debbie Macomber
In a world that seems too often stingy and grudging, Debbie Macomber has witnessed how a simple act of generosity can yield unforeseen miracles. This blend of true stories and motivating messages will delight and surprise as the reader discovers how giving the gifts of time, encouragement, hope, laughter, prayer, service and forgiveness can have lasting, life changing impact on the giver and recipient.
This is a large print book; e-reader version available

Purchase information:$17.99


Only the Mountains Do Not Move: A Maasai Story of Culture and Conservation2013 Only the Mountains Do Not Move: A Maasai Story of Culture and Conservation

by Jan Reynolds

For hundreds of years the Maasai have moved with their herds of cattle and goats, across thousands of miles in Kenya and Tanzania. Today their traditional way of life is threatened and they are meeting these obstacles head-on by adapting their lives and agricultural practices while keeping their vibrant, close-knit culture alive.

Purchase information:$9.95


The Power of Half: One Family's Decision to Stop Taking and Start Giving Back2013 The Power of Half: One Family's Decision to Stop Taking and Start Giving Back

by Kevin Salwen and Hannah Salwen
When 14-year-old Hannah Salwen was stopped in her tracks by glaring disparity, her parents knew they had to act on her urge to do something. What began as an outlandish scheme became a remarkable journey that transported them across the globe and well out of their comfort zone. In the end they learned that they had the power to change a little corner of the world and found themselves changing too.
e-reader version available

Purchase information:$14.95


Why Africa Matters2013 Why Africa MattersBonus Book

by Cedric Mayson
So many books give the data on the geography, the population and the problems of Africa, but this astonishing book reveals the richness of Africa's peoples, traditions and cultures and why this is good news for the world. The book explores the heart and soul
of a great continent and allows us to appreciate the beauty while not ignoring the reality.

Purchase information:$20.00


Branded Book Cover2012: Branded

by Eric Walters

Ian’s school is in an uproar about the new school uniforms, but he wants nothing to do with the issue. He’s busy pursuing a newfound passion for social justice. Why should he worry about uniforms when there are kids in the world who would give anything to be able to go to school? But things change when he discovers the two issues may be related.

Purchase information: $9.95


Global issues Korean book cover2012: 세계화를 둘러싼 불편한 진실Bonus Book

카를 알브레히트 이멜 지음
이 책은 세계화와 각종 개발정책이 어떻게 지구촌의 불평등을 조장하고 환경을 파괴하는지를 명쾌하고 밀도 있는 분석과 다양한 그래픽 자료들을 통해 선명하게 보여주고 있다. 빈부격차에서부터 식량, 건강, 교육, 환경, 무역, 전쟁과 폭력, 인권 등 14개 주제 80개 항목을 숨막히게 따라가다 보면, ‘세계화’라는 현재진행형의 사건이 결코 나와 무관한 것이 아님을 분명하게 인식하게 될 것이다.
Purchase information: $30.00


Color-Blind2012: Color-blind: The Rise of Post-racial Politics and the Retreat From Racial Equity

by Tim Wise
In a new era of race relations in the United States, some call for an end to color-consciousness, affirmative action and even a retreat from discussion of racism. Color-blind presents a look at contemporary racism and offers steps to achieve true social justice and economic equality.
e-reader version available
Purchase information: $14.95


The Death of Josseline: Immigration Stories From the Arizona Borderlands2012: The Death of Josseline: Immigration Stories From the Arizona Borderlands

by Margaret Regan
Fourteen-year-old Josseline from El Salvador was just one of thousands to perish on the migrant trail's deserts and mountains. This book tells people's stories and explores migration-related issues like border militarization, environmental damage and the desperation that sends migrants north.
e-reader version available
Purchase information: $15.00


Going Blue: A Teen Guide to Saving Our Oceans2012: Going Blue: A Teen Guide to Saving Our Oceans, Lakes, Rivers and Wetlands

by Cathryn Berger Kaye and Philippe Cousteau

Pollution, oil spills, climate change, overfishing—these are just some of the threats to our planet’s water system, resulting in a lack of clean drinking water for millions of people and the devastation of plant and animal life. Teens around the globe are taking action to address these crises.
e-reader version available
Purchase information: $14.99


Green Church: Reduce2012: Green Church: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle, Rejoice!

by Rebekah Simon-Peter
What does climate change mean for Christians, and how can you help? Green Church offers hopeful and engaging answers. Citing Scripture and science, the book weaves in personal stories of Sabbath, gardening, recycling, camping and the power of faith. She challenges us to consider our role in the care of creation and to help save the earth for future generations.
This is a large print book; e-reader version available.
Purchase information: $12.50


Las Hijas de Juárez2012: Las Hijas de Juárez

por Teresa Rodríguez, Diana Montané y Lisa Pulitzer

En la ciudad fronteriza de Juárez, entre México y los Estados Unidos, por más de doce años, se han llevado a cabo un sinnúmero de crímenes atroces contra mujeres y niñas que incluyen secuestros, violaciones, mutilaciones y asesinatos. Este libro promete ser una obra literaria que revela no sólo la brutalidad de estos hechos sangrientos, sino la violación de los derechos humanos de la mujer en México.
Purchase information: $14.00


Moral Ground: Ethical Action for a Planet in Peril2012: Moral Ground: Ethical Action for a Planet in Peril Bonus Book

by Kathleen Dean Moore and Michael P. Nelson, editors
In the face of environmental degradation, species extinction and climate change, scientific knowledge, political processes or economic incentives do not tell us what we ought to do. The missing pieces include principled reasons for doing the right thing for the future of our planet, its animals, its plants and its people.
e-reader version available

Purchase information: $17.95


The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness2012: The New Jim Crow: Bonus Book
Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness

by Michelle Alexander
Jim Crow laws are off the books but an astounding percentage of African-Americans are warehoused in prisons or trapped in a permanent, second-class status, much like their grandparents before them. This book challenges us all to put mass incarceration at the forefront of a new movement for racial justice.
e-reader version available
Purchase information: $19.95


Rediscovering Values: On Wall Street2012: Rediscovering Values: On Wall Street, Main Street and Your Street

by Jim Wallis
Getting back to “the way things were” is not an option. It is time we take our economic uncertainty and use it to find some moral clarity. Rediscovering Values shows that the solution to our problems will be found only as individuals, families, friends, churches, mosques, synagogues and entire communities wrestle with the question of values together.
e-reader version available
Purchase information: $14.99


Seeds of Change: Planting a Path to Peace2012: Seeds of Change: Planting a Path to Peace

by Jen Cullerton Johnson

A biography of Kenyan Nobel Peace Prize winner, scientist and environmentalist Wangari Maathai who -despite opposition to women’s rights - started her own Green Belt Movement in an effort to restore Kenya’s ecosystem by planting millions of trees.
Purchase information: $18.95


The Slave Next Door: Human Trafficking and Slavery in America Today2012: The Slave Next Door: Human Trafficking and Slavery in America Today

by Kevin Bales and Ron Soodalter
Slaves are all around us, hidden in plain sight—the dishwasher in the neighborhood restaurant, the kids on the corner selling cheap trinkets, the man sweeping the floor of the local department store—and we meet some unexpected slaveholders. This book calls us to action to bring an end to this horrific crime.
e-reader version available
Purchase information: $16.95


Sold: Book Cover2012: Sold

by Patricia McCormick

Though desperately poor, 13-yearold Lakshmi’s life in a small village in Nepal is full of simple pleasures. But then a monsoon washes away the family’s crops, and Lakshmi’s stepfather says she must take a job to support her family. Thinking she has a job as a maid in the city, she is glad to help. But then she learns the unthinkable truth: she has been sold into prostitution.
e-reader version available
Purchase information: $8.99


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