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2014-100 Simple Things You Can Do to Prevent Alzheimer's and Age-Related Memory Loss

by Jean Carper | Little, Brown and Company (2012)
$13.99-RP4217 | 336 pages

Did you know that vitamin B12 helps keep your brain from shrinking? That surfing the Internet strengthens aging brain cells? Most people think there's little they can do to avoid Alzheimer's, but scientists know this isn't true. Medical journalist Jean Carper discovered 100 surprisingly simple, scientifically tested ways to reduce the odds of Alzheimer's and other forms of dementia.


2014-Defensa de La Fe

por Pablo Hoff y David Miranda | Editorial Mundo Hispano (2008)
$11.75-RP4259 | 256 páginas

¿Es la fe cristiana algo totalmente irracional? Este libro presenta respuestas a muchas de las preguntas sobre la fe y la Biblia a la luz de la ciencia moderna y de los avances tecnológicos de nuestro tiempo, ya que la fe cristiana tiene una base sólida en la razón humana. Su contenido trata temas que van desde la existencia de Dios hasta la creación del mundo y del ser humano.


2014-음식이 몸이다 [Have a Little Faith]

이기영 | 살림 (2011)
$16.00 - RP4254 | 310쪽

우리가 먹는 음식은 우리의 몸이 되는 것이다. 전통 음식을 연구하고 개발해 온 이기영 박사가 쓴 “음식이 몸이다”는 우리가 어떻게 건강한 삶을 살 수 있는지 과학적인 근거를 두고 쓴 권위 있는 책이다. 현대인들은 대량생산, 장기저장, 가공된 음식을 먹고 화려한 미사여구로 유혹하는 과대 광고에 휩쓸려 좋은 음식을 분별하기 어려운 시대에 살고 있다. 이 책은 우리가 다시 회복해야 할 건강한 삶을 위한 좋은 음식을 소개하고, 가족의 건강을 지킬 수 있는 참살이 바이블이 될 수 있는 책이다.


2014-Please Look After Mom: A Novel

by Kyung-Sook Shin | Vintage (2012)
$14.99-RP4218 | 272 pages

So-Nyo has disappeared among the crowds of a Seoul subway station. As her family searches for her, long-held secrets and private sorrows begin to reveal themselves, forcing her children to wonder how well they actually knew the woman they called Mom.


2014-The Power of Serving Others: You Can Start Where You Are

by Gary Morsh and Dean Nelson | Berrett-Koehler (2006) | Large Print
$22.95-RP4236 | 130 pages

Morsch and Nelson show that everybody has something to contribute and that the ability to transform our lives by transforming the lives of others is within our reach. Offering step-by-step advice, they address the common mental blocks that keep us from discovering the joy and power of serving others. They will teach you how to establish meaning through daily service.


2014-Silent Star: The Story of Deaf Major Leaguer William Hoy

by Bill Wise (author) and Adam Gustavson (illustrator) | Lee & Low Books (2012) | Children
$18.95-RP4247 | 40 pages

Hoy dreamed of one day playing Major League Baseball, a fantasy for many boys but more of a long shot for Hoy, who was deaf. This story salutes one of the most inspirational figures in baseball history. A talented player with a standout record, Hoy is proof that success in life should be measured by drive and determination, not differences.


2014-Simply Salsa: Dancing Without Fear at God's Fiesta

by Janet Perez Eckles | Judson Press (2011)
$13.99-RP4219 | 160 pages

Bolivian immigrant Janet Perez Eckles might be the last woman you would expect to dance for joy. She lost her eyesight at 31, suffered financial devastation and endured infidelity and the incomprehensible anguish of the murder of her son and his killer's acquittal. Yet with God's grace, she has learned to triumph and dance.


2014-Small Things with Great Love: Adventures in Loving Your Neighbor

by Margot Starbuck | InterVarsity Press (2011)
$15.00-RP4220 | 240 pages

This book will open your eyes to the people around you and the huge impact you can have on them through small acts of love. "Small things happen when I learn the name of my daughter's school bus driver ... when I listen to the dreams of a woman who lives in a group home on my block," Starbuck writes. Includes a study guide, list of resources and a six-week adventure challenge.


2014-Up: A Mother and Daughter's Peakbagging Adventure

by Patricia Ellis Herr | Broadway Books (2012)
$14.00-RP4223 | 256 pages

Up recounts the exhilarating and harrowing adventures of a mother and daughter's climbs up all 48 of New Hampshire's highest mountains. It's an emotionally honest account of a mother's determination to foster independence and fearlessness in her daughter and to teach her "that small doesn't necessarily mean weak; that girls can be strong; and that big, bold things are possible."


2014-Unplugged: Ella Gets Her Family Back

by Laura Pedersen (author) and Penny Weber (illustrator) | Tilbury House Publishers (2012) | Children
$16.95-RP4248 | 32 pages

Ella worries her family has forgotten how to be together. Instead of playing games and making waffles, everyone is talking on cell phones, playing video games and using the computer. What's a girl to do? When Ella makes her move, it gets everyone's attention. This book speaks to the issue of managing technology so that it can be more family-friendly.



by R.J. Palacio | Knopf Books for Young Readers (2012) | Youth
$15.99-RP4240 | 320 pages

Born with a facial deformity, August "Auggie" Pullman is about to enter fifth grade at Beecher Prep, and if you've ever been the new kid, then you know how hard that can be. Auggie is just an ordinary kid with an extraordinary face. Can he convince his new classmates that he's just like them despite appearances?


Alone and Invisible No More: How Grassroots Community Action and 21st Century Technologies Can Empower Elders to Stay in Their Homes and Lead Healthier2013 Alone and Invisible No More: How Grassroots Community Action and 21st Century Technologies Can Empower Elders to Stay in Their Homes and Lead Healthier, Happier Lives

by Allan S. Teel, MD
Alone and Invisible No More describes how to overhaul our eldercare system, based on physician Allan S. Teel's own efforts to create humane, affordable alternatives in Maine. Dr. Teel's program harnesses both staff and volunteers to help people remain in their homes and communities. The program offers assistance with everyday challenges and uses technology to keep older people connected with one another and their families and to stay safe.
e-reader version available

Purchase information:$17.95


A Country For All: An Immigrant Manifesto2013 A Country For All: An Immigrant Manifesto

by Jorge Ramos
For decades, fixing the United States' broken immigration system has been a challenge. With anti-immigrant sentiment rising around the country, it is now more important than ever to remember the role immigrants play in enriching our economy and culture. This timely book makes the case for a practical and politically achievable solution to this emotional issue.
e-reader version available

Purchase information:$14.00


Nunca es Tarde Para Decircle ¡Sí! a la Vida2013 Nunca es Tarde Para Decircle ¡Sí! a la Vida

por Joyce Cope de Wyatt
Este libro está escrito para dos grupos de adultos mayores: para el que goza de la adultez y para el que la rechaza. Se presentan distintas opciones para disfrutar y vivir una vida plena en la tercera edad. Ayuda a hacer mejores decisiones e inversiones para el futuro. Este libro también apoya a la totalidad de la familia, la iglesia y la comunidad que quiere conocer y entender a los adultos mayores. Algunos de los temas son: el fenómeno de la longevidad, dificultades comunes del adulto mayor, la vida social del adulto mayor, un plan financiero para vivir mejor, y otros.

Purchase information:$10.25


나라를 사랑하는 50가지 방법2013-나라를 사랑하는 50가지 방법

10여 년간 시민의 힘으로 정치권을 작동시키는 창조적 활동을 펼쳐온 인터넷 풀뿌리 단체 ‘무브온(MoveOn)’ 회원들의 에세이 50편을 수록하고 있다. 짧고 명쾌한 문장들로 무엇을 했고, 어떤 크고 작은 변화를 만들어냈는지를 군더더기 없이 들려주며, 이야기마다 아이디어를 더 잘 활용할 수 있도록 노하우와 체크사항을 정리한 무브온의 팁(tips)이 덧붙여져 있다.

Purchase information:$26.00


Every Day is a Good Day: Reflections by Contemporary Indigenous Women2013 Every Day is a Good Day: Reflections by Contemporary Indigenous Women

by Wilma Mankiller
Wilma Mankiller, the first female chief of the Cherokee Nation, engaged Native women in conversation about spirituality, traditions and culture, tribal governance, female role models, love and community. It is a rare and intimate glimpse of the resilience and perseverance of Native women who see the richness in their lives, facing each day positively.
e-reader version available

Purchase information:$18.95


Fatty Legs: A True Story2013 Fatty Legs: A True Story

by Christy Jordan-Fenton and Margaret Pokiak-Fenton

When Margaret, a young Inuit girl, travelled from her home in the High Arctic to Aklavik, she was mesmerized by this "outsider's" world, and she knew the key to the greatest of the outsiders' mysteries – reading – could be found there. She begged her father to let her go to the outsiders' school and there encountered a disapproving nun bent on tormenting her.

Purchase information:$12.95


Love in a Headscarf2013 Love in a Headscarf

by Shelina Zahra Janmohamed
When Shelina Zahra Janmohamed opted for the traditional arranged route to finding a marriage partner, she never suspected it would be the journey of her life. During 10 long years of matchmaking aunties, countless mismatches and outrageous dating disasters, Ms. Janmohamed discovers more about herself and her faith – including the fact that sometimes being true to her religion means challenging tradition.
e-reader version available

Purchase information:$15.00


Mind on the Run: A Bipolar Chronicle2013 Mind on the Run: A Bipolar Chronicle

by Dottie Pacharis
Mind on the Run recounts the life and death of Scott C. Baker. It's the story of a family's efforts to help Mr. Baker through five major bipolar manic episodes – a story of love and loss and of a family's futile attempts to save their loved one. It takes readers inside the bipolar mind, a mind tormented by psychotic and delusional thoughts and a body ravaged by irreversible damage from untreated bipolar disorder.

Purchase information:$18.00


Plain Wisdom: An Invitation into an Amish Home and the Hearts of Two Women2013 Plain Wisdom: An Invitation into an Amish Home and the Hearts of Two Women

by Cindy Woodsmall and Miriam Flaud
Best-selling novelist Cindy Woodsmall might seem to have little in common with Miriam Flaud, but they both have found the secrets to facing life with strength and grace, and welcome you into their friendship. Plain Wisdom is a heartwarming celebration of God, womanhood and the search for beauty that unites us all.
This is a large print book; e-reader version available

Purchase information:$17.99


Radical Welcome: Embracing God2013 Radical Welcome: Embracing God, the Other, and the Spirit of Transformation

by Stephanie Spellers
Radical Welcome is a practical theological guide for congregations that want to move beyond mere inclusivity toward becoming a place where welcoming "the other" is taken seriously and where engaging God's mission becomes more than just a catch-phrase.
e-reader version available

Purchase information:$18.00


The Smell of Old Lady Perfume2013 The Smell of Old Lady Perfume

by Claudia Guadalupe Martinez

Sixth grader Chela is a soccer-playing nerd excited about starting school. After her best friend turns on her and acts like she doesn't exist, she buries herself in schoolwork and in the warm comfort of her family. This small world is turned upside down when her father is rushed to the hospital and her grandmother arrives to help the family.

Purchase information:$7.95


thinandbeautiful.com2013 thinandbeautiful.com

by Liane Shaw

While 17-year-old Maddie has always felt a hole in her life, she now thinks she has found a way to fill it with her quest to mold her body into her ideal, thinnest shape. When she comes across the world of "thinspiration" websites, where young people encourage each other in their mission to lose weight, she quickly becomes addicted. Finally she has found a place where she is understood and where she can belong. Or has she?

Purchase information:$11.95


Violet2013 Violet

by Tania Duprey Stehlik

Violet goes to school with children who are all different colors – some are red, some are yellow and some are blue. But she is the only one who is purple. When one of her friends at school asks about her skin color she wonders – Why am I Violet?

Purchase information:$14.95


Allow God to Wear Your Face: Spiritual Care for Those Who Are Ill2012: Allow God to Wear Your Face:
Spiritual Care for Those Who Are Ill

by Alice G. Knotts
As a spiritual caregiver the greatest gift you have to offer is your calm, spiritual non-anxious presence. This book is a simple guide for people who wish to make visits with sick people more meaningful and effective.

Purchase information: $10.95


Korean Book Cover: A Billion Lives2012: 더 많이 구하라

얀 에겔란드 지음
유엔 긴급구호조정관으로 전쟁과 폭력, 자연재해로 얼룩진 바드다드, 콜롬비아, 다르푸르, 중동, 우간다 등 세계 곳곳에서 목숨을 걸고 구호활동을 했던 얀 에겔란드가 자신의 경험과 직접 목격한 실상, 우리가 할 수 있는 것이 무엇인지에 대해 소개한 책. 얀 에겔란드는 우리 시대 밑바닥 10억의 삶을 여과 없이 소개하며, 불편한 진실이지만 우리가 극복해야 할 과제들을 짚어본다.
Purchase information: $26.00


Amazing Faces2012: Amazing Faces

by Lee Bennett Hopkins
A collection of poems focusing on universal emotions.
Purchase information: $18.95


Asylum Denied2012: Asylum Denied

by David Ngaruri Kenney and Philip G. Schrag
Asylum Denied is the gripping story of political refugee David Ngaruri Kenney’s harrowing odyssey through the world of immigration processing in the United States.  It is a story of courage, love, perseverance and legal strategy.
e-reader version available

Purchase information: $21.95


Breathe: Finding Freedom to Thrive in Relationships After Childhood Sexual Abuse2012: Breathe: Finding Freedom to Thrive in Relationships After Childhood Sexual Abuse

by Nicole Braddock Bromley
With one in three women and one in six men experiencing some form of sexual abuse or assault, our world is full of survivors longing to be healed. The author guides abuse victims and those who love them from muffled existence to exuberant life.
e-reader version available

Purchase information: $12.99


Cinco Prácticas de Congregaciones Fructíferas2012: Cinco Prácticas de Congregaciones Fructíferas

por Robert Schnase

Cuando una congregación posee una hospitalidad radical, una adoración apasionada, un desarrollo intencional de la fe, la misión y el servicio, y una generosidad extravagante nos demuestra que posee las prácticas esenciales para el crecimiento y vitalidad de la iglesia.
Purchase information: $18.00


Creative Aging: Rethinking Retirement and Non-retirement in a Changing World2012: Creative Aging: Rethinking Retirement and Non-retirement in a Changing World

by Marjory Zoet Bankson
In a practical and useful way, Creative Aging explores the spiritual dimensions of retirement and aging. It offers creative ways for you to share your gifts and experience, particularly when retirement leaves you questioning who you are when you are no longer defined by your career.
This is a large print book; e-reader version available.
Purchase information: $16.99


I Am Nujood2012: I Am Nujood, Age 10 and Divorced

by Nujood Ali
Nujood's childhood came to an abrupt end in 2008 when her father arranged for her to be married to a man three times her age. She tells of her married life, of her daring escape and how she obtained her freedom, an extraordinary achievement in Yemen, where almost half of all girls are married under the legal age.
e-reader version available

Purchase information: $12.00


The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks2012: The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks 

by Rebecca Skloot
Scientists know her as HeLa. Henrietta was a poor tobacco farmer who worked the same land as her slave ancestors, yet her cells—taken without her knowledge—became one of the most important tools in medicine. The first “immortal” human cells grown in culture are still alive today, though she has been dead for more than 60 years.
Available in e-reader format, audio CD and large print.
Purchase information: $16.00


What Will You Be Sara Mee?2012: What Will You Be Sara Mee?

by Kate Aver Avraham

At her tol, the first-birthday party, Sara Mee plays the traditional Korean prophecy game toljabee while her extended family and friends watch.
Purchase information: $7.95


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