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Buy Reading Program books through our e-store, by phone at 1-800-305-9857 or download the pdf order form. Prices and availability are subject to change by publishers.

 Here are other ways to secure Reading Program books:
  • Circulate books among your unit members
  • Check out Reading Program books at your local library
  • Suggest titles to your local and church library if no Reading Program books are available
  • Exchange books with other United Methodist Women units or circles
  • Ask your district or conference leaders to buy books for circulation for local units

2014-A Native American Thought of It: Amazing Inventions and Innovations

by Rocky Landon and David MacDonald | Annick Press (2008) | Youth
$9.95-RP4243 | 48 pages

Discover more than 70 items and ideas that were crucial to native survival and celebrate the resourcefulness of North America's native inhabitants. This book explores how native people's creativity and ingenuity combined to make the most of woodlands, prairies, deserts and ocean coasts.


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-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-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-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-Silence and Other Surprising Invitations of Advent

by Enuma Okoro | Upper Room Books (2012)
$14.00-RP4231 | 128 pages

Okoro invites us to look at the story of Zechariah and Elizabeth, which is filled with deep sorrow and heartfelt longing. Okoro's tough yet tender wisdom acknowledges the wounds we endure and the blessings we receive, the grief we bear and the joys we're given. Her poetic and poignant daily meditations will echo long after the Christmas season has passed.


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-하늘의 특별 검사 [Special Prosecutor in Heaven]

김인호 | 규장 (2011)
$14.00 - RP4253 | 237쪽

검사라는 직업은 세상 많은 사람들의 선망의 대상이다. 이러한 유망한 장래를 포기하고 하나님의 나라를 넓혀가는 “하늘의 바보 검사”가 된 김인호 장로는 2만이 넘는 영혼을 하나님께로 인도한다. <하늘의 특별 검사>는 예수 그리스도의 사랑 때문에 섬김과 순종의 삶을 통하여 세상에서 가장 행복한 기도의 검사가 된 작가의 감명 깊은 신앙 간증집이다.


2014-Strong Was Her Faith: Women of the New Testament

by J. Ellsworth Kalas | Abingdon Press (2012)
$14.99-RP4232 | 176 pages

In this book, Kalas looks into the life and times of 11 different women such as Elizabeth, Mary, Dorcas and Mary Magdalene and examines the scriptures to see what we can learn about these women, what we can learn from them and how each woman fits into—as well as shapes—the New Testament story. A discussion guide is included.


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-Traveler: A Story of Trust, Faith and Hope Encircled by Love

by Mary Alice Parmley (author) and Jackie Onstead (illustrator) | Indian Trail Press (2011) | Children
$15.95-RP4251 | 32 pages

The Nativity story is the backdrop for a dog named Traveler's journey to Bethlehem, where he finds friendship and love from his new friends at the inn and the stable where Jesus is born. This book introduces children to the many gifts in life that come from friendship.


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-Tres Meses En La Escuela de Mateo

por Justo L. González | Abingdon Press (1996)
$10.99-RP4260 | 180 páginas

El autor nos dice que "este libro es una invitación al estudio y a la aventura", presentado con un lenguaje sencillo y un mensaje profundo. "Como estudio, requerirá disciplina. Como aventura, le ofrecerá nuevas vistas y nuevos descubrimientos". Por un período de tres meses, se estudiarán trece estudios bíblicos con un ritmo semanal de seis estudios breves y uno más largo.


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.


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.


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-Women, Spirituality and Transformative Leadership: Where Grace Meets Power

by Kathe Schaaf, Kay Lindahl, Kathleen S. Hurty and Guo Cheen (Eds.) | SkyLight Paths Publishing (2012)
$24.99-RP4216 | 250 pages

This empowering resource invites you to come with curiosity into this living community of spiritual women and to listen deeply as they share personal stories of how their spiritual journeys have shaped and honed them as leaders. Through the diverse voices of North American women, you will be inspired to new expressions of your own personal leadership.



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?


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.


2014-You're Already Amazing: Embracing Who You Are, Becoming All God Created You to Be

by Holley Gerth | Revell Books (2012)
$13.99-RP4233 | 224 pages

Women feel enormous pressure to be perfect, and under all that pressure we're carrying burdens we were never meant to carry and suppressing our dreams. In this book, popular blogger Gerth helps women understand that we don't need to do more, be more and have more—because we're already amazing just the way God created us to be.


2014-Yours for Justice, Ida B. Wells: The Daring Life of a Crusading Journalist

by Philip Dray (author) and Stephen Alcorn (illustrator) | Peachtree Publishers (2008) | Children
$18.95-RP4246 | 48 pages

This book recounts the amazing story of Ida B. Wells, a former slave from Mississippi who became a crusader for justice, helping to bring an end to lynching in America and leaving a legacy of activism for freedom and equality that would find its full expression during the civil rights movement of the 1950s and 1960s.


 Youth Books


Agatha's Feather Bed2013 Agatha's Feather Bed

by Carmen Agra Deedy

Agatha sells woven wares and imparts knowledge to all, especially children. "Everything comes from something, nothing comes from nothing." But, after she orders a new feather bed, six naked, shivering geese pay her a visit demanding their feathers back.

Purchase information:$7.95


Un Colchón de Plumas para Ágata2013 Un Colchón de Plumas para Ágata

por Carmen Agra Deedy; Ilustraciones por Laura L. Seeley
Ágata es dueña de una tienda de tejidos. Los niños le preguntan de dónde vienen los tejidos. Ella contesta que todo proviene de algo. Ágata no siempre tiene presente su propio consejo. Una noche seis gansos desnudos y malhumorados la despiertan reclamando las plumas de su nuevo colchón de plumas, que la mantienen calentita en la cama. El final es una solución que satisface a todos y que a la vez recuerda a los lectores el delicado equilibrio entre los recursos naturales y nuestra responsabilidad.

Purchase information:$7.95


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


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


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


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


Do Hard Things: A Teenage Rebellion Against Low Expectations2013 Do Hard Things: A Teenage Rebellion Against Low Expectations

by Alex & Brett Harris

A growing movement of young people is rebelling against the low expectation of today's culture by choosing to "do hard things" for the glory of God. Do Hard Things is the Harris twins' message giving readers a glimpse of what is possible for teens who actively resist cultural lies that limit their potential.
e-reader version available

Purchase information:$17.99


Do It Anyway: The New Generation of Activists2013 Do It Anyway: The New Generation of Activists

by Courtney E. Martin
The profiles of eight young activists in Do It Anyway reveal people who are flawed, scared, human and who ask questions that really matter. This is a book for people of every generation who want to be fully alive in and to the world.
e-reader version available

Purchase information:$16.00


¿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


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


화내지 않는 연습2013-화내지 않는 연습

코이케 류노스케
이 책은 자신의 의지와는 상관없이 자꾸만 화를 내게 만드는 마음의 구조를 설명하고 행복을 파괴하는 부정적인 감정을 다스려 평온해지는 법을 제시하고 있다. 저자는 화를 내게 하는 요소들, 즉 욕망과 분노, 혼란을 낳는 마음의 구조를 이해하고 잡념을 버려야 이들의 폭주를 막을 수 있다고 말하며, 일상에서 실천할 수 있는 구체적이고 제대로 된 화내지 않는 연습법을 제시하면서 이를 통해 쓸데없고 부정적인 생각을 자제할 수 있고, 화를 내서 자신에게 상처를 주는 일도 하지 않게 되고, 다른 사람에게 해를 끼치는 일도 멈출 수 있다고 이야기하고 있다.

Purchase information:$24.00


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


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


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.

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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



데이비드 플랫
예수 그리스도의 인격과 그분이 오신 목적을 제시하며 교회들의 현실상을 적나라하게 드러낸 이 책은 이 땅의 그리스도인들에게 근본적이면서도 급진적인 예수 그리스도의 복음을 따라 살라는 메시지를 전하고 있다. 저자는 그동안 복음이 얼마나 문화적인 취향에 맞게 변해왔는지 현대 문화 속의 교묘한 위험 인자들을 샅샅이 찾아내서 보여 주며 열린 마음으로 곰곰이 생각해보라고 말한다.

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From Preparation to Passion: Devotional and Reflective Meditations2013 From Preparation to Passion: Devotional and Reflective Meditations

by Eleanor Cooper Brown
This resource is intended to allow true engagement in the preparation for a holy passion for Christ on the path to Easter. From Preparation to Passion is a resource to use in subsequent years, as it offers insights through the meditative readings on the message that music and the Word of God brings.

Purchase information:$14.99


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.
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Her Place at the Table: A Woman's Guide to Negotiating Five Key Challenges to Leadership Success2013 Her Place at the Table: A Woman's Guide to Negotiating Five Key Challenges to Leadership Success

by Deborah M. Kolb, Ph.D., Judith Williams, Ph.D., Carol Frohlinger, J.D.
Her Place at the Table points out that the skills women have developed at the foot of the table – bringing people together, building bridges across differences and thinking outside the box – are in great demand, but women still face challenges and barriers to a seat at the table. This book will help women negotiate what they need to succeed as leaders.
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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

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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.

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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

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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.
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In From the Wilderness: She-r-man2013 In From the Wilderness: She-r-man

by David E. Weekley
Stories of transgender people reach back to the beginnings of recorded history. This is the story of a transgender man who has been an ordained elder in The United Methodist Church and who has quietly served for 28 years before sharing his story and spiritual journey with his congregation, denomination and the world.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.

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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.

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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.

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Morning Coffee with James2013 Morning Coffee with James

by Renae Brumbaugh
With or without a Bible handy, start the day with Morning Coffee With James. This devotional includes the full text of the verses for each day.
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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.
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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.

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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.

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Outcasts United: An American Town2013 Outcasts United: An American Town, a Refugee Team, and One Women's Quest to Make a Difference

by Warren St. John
Clarkston, Georgia, was designated as a refugee settlement center in the 1990s and became the first American home for families in flight from the world's war zones. Outcasts United is the stunning real-life story of an inspiring group of refugees and a woman who, with tough love and fiery determination, changes an entire community for the better.
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Permission to Speak Freely: Essays and Art on Fear2013 Permission to Speak Freely: Essays and Art on Fear, Confession, and Grace

by Anne Jackson

What is one thing you feel you can't say in church? After Anne Jackson posted this question on her blog, hundreds of people from around the world responded. With raw honesty and humor, she explores if faith and real life can coexist, whether any secret is too shameful to confess and most of all, if it's really possible (and okay) to be human in church today.
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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.
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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.
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Praying for Strangers: An Adventure of the Human Spirit2013 Praying for Strangers: An Adventure of the Human Spirit

by River Jordan
As 2009 approached, New Year's resolutions were the last thing on River Jordan's mind. Her sons were about to go off to war – one to Iraq and the other to Afghanistan. All she could do was pray for their safety and hope to maintain her strength, until she unexpectedly came on the perfect resolution – she would pray for a complete stranger every single day of the year.
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Psalms for Young Children2013 Psalms for Young Children

by Marie-Hélène Delval

This selection of Psalms, paraphrased for young readers, uses language and imagery appropriate for children while remaining faithful to the spirit of the biblical texts.
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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.
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Reluctant Pilgrim: A Moody2013 Reluctant Pilgrim: A Moody, Somewhat Self-Indulgent Introvert's Search for Spiritual Community

by Enuma Okoro
Reluctant Pilgrim traces Okoro's search for a community in which she can embrace both her turbulent love of God and her passion for gorgeous shoes. It's a story of longing and promise, and God's persistent presence. She discovers God in art museums and on street corners, in cathedrals and gymnasiums, and through girlfriends and other seekers she meets along the way.
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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.

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Signs of Life: Back to the Basics of Authentic Christianity2013 Signs of Life: Back to the Basics of Authentic Christianity

by David Jeremiah
The book discusses signs of life – signs that Jesus has transformed us and that we are committed to him and his kingdom. Signs of Life will lead the reader on a journey to a fuller understanding of the marks that identify one as a Christian, that advertise your faith – the imprints that can impact souls for eternity and help one become a person of influence who radiates relevancy, authenticity, generosity and compassion every day, just like Jesus did.
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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.

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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?

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This Will be Remembered of Her: Stories of Women Reshaping the World2013 This Will be Remembered of Her: Stories of Women Reshaping the World

In This Will be Remembered of Her, three strands – stories from Scripture, stories of select women from around the globe and stories from religious, folk and wisdom traditions worldwide – are woven into one strong braid showing how life can be made more compelling, communal and just for all people. In the end the book asks: How will you be remembered?
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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?

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When Christians Get it Wrong2013 When Christians Get it Wrong

by Adam Hamilton
When young adults talk about the problems they have with Christianity and the church, they name attitudes and behaviors they believe are practiced too often by Christians: judging others, condemning people of other faiths, rejecting science, injecting politics into faith and being anti-homosexual. With his familiar style, Adam Hamilton tackles these issues and addresses the hows and whys of Christians getting it right when it comes to being Christ in the world.
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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.

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All Creation Sings: The Voice of God in Nature2012: All Creation Sings: The Voice of God in Nature

by J. Ellsworth Kalas
All Creation Sings wants us to go further than the “green” movement and being simply conscious of the wonder of our creation and the necessity of caring for it passionately. The book calls us to not only see and be grateful for these wonders but to be responsible for them, to go beyond its exquisite beauty to learn some of the lessons it would teach us, lessons about both life and God. A discussion guide is included.
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Book Cover: Korean Resource2012: 네 마음껏 살아라:
생의 끝자락에 선 아버지가 아들에게

티찌아노 테르짜니 지음 / 이광일 옮김
시사 주간지 「슈피겔」의 특파원으로 싱가포르, 홍콩, 베이징, 도쿄, 방콕, 뉴델리에 주재하면서 베트남 전쟁, 캄보디아 내전, 문화 혁명 이후의 중국 등 아시아의 격동적인 현장을 누볐던 이탈리아 저널리스트 티찌아노 테르짜니가 죽음을 목전에 두고 사랑하는 아들과 나눈 대화, 편지글 등을 엮은 책.
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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.

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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.
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Amazing Faces2012: Amazing Faces

by Lee Bennett Hopkins
A collection of poems focusing on universal emotions.
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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.
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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.

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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.
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The Beatitudes: From Slavery to Civil Rights2012: The Beatitudes: From Slavery to Civil Rights

by Carole Boston Weatherford

In this book the Beatitudes form the backdrop for a powerful free-verse poem that traces the African-American journey from slavery to civil rights.
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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.

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The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind: Creating Currents of Electricity and Hope2012: The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind:
Creating Currents of Electricity and Hope

by William Kamkwamba
After reading about windmills, William dreamed of building one to bring the "luxuries" of electricity and running water to his village. With a small pile of old science textbooks, scrap metal, tractor parts and bicycle halves he embarked on a daring plan to build an unlikely contraption and small miracle that would change lives around him.
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Book Cover: Korean Resource2012: 울림: 우리가 몰랐던 이 땅의 예수들

조현 지음
일제에 맞서 독립운동을 벌이며, 버림받은 민중을 위해 자신의 모든 것을 벗어 주었고, 독재에 맞서 민주화운동에 참여하는 등 예수처럼 오직 고통받는 사람들과 함께 현실 속에서 십자가를 짊어진 한국 기독교 영성가들의 이야기를 통해 이 땅의 기독교인들의 삶과 신앙을 재조명하였다. 나아가 주체할 수 없는 변화의 욕망이 점령해 버린 한국사회 속에서 어떤 태도로 현실을 맞이하고 살아가야 하는지에 대해서도 일깨워준다.
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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.

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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.
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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

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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.
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Change the World: Recovering the Message and Mission of Jesus2012: Change the World:
Recovering the Message and Mission of Jesus

by Mike Slaughter
Despite the church’s place of prominence in American culture and the ever-present church in every American town, misconceptions about the faith of Jesus Christ run rampant. Christians are known more for exclusivity than for love, more for potlucks than for solving world hunger.
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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.
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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
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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


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.
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En Busca de Paz2012: En Busca de Paz

por Charles Stanley

En este libro, el Dr. Charles Stanley nos enseña a conseguir una tranquilidad transformadora en nuestras vidas. El autor nos ofrece herramientas para resolver los fracasos y pesares del pasado, enfrentar las inquietudes del presente y acallar las aprehensiones e incertidumbres del futuro.
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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

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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.
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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.
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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
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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.
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Hidden in the Rubble: A Haitian Pilgrimage to Compassion and Resurrection2012: Hidden in the Rubble: A Haitian Pilgrimage to Compassion and Resurrection

by Gerard Thomas Straub
Prior to the January 12, 2010, earthquake Gerard Straub had captured the dreadful conditions in Haiti for a film he was making. Immediately afterward he went back with doctors who rushed in to treat victims. This book describes life before and after the earthquake and with reflections from people engaged in helping the Haitians through their darkest days.
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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

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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.
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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.

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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.
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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.
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Laugh Your Way to Grace: Reclaiming the Spiritual Power of Humor2012: Laugh Your Way to Grace: Reclaiming the Spiritual Power of Humor

by Susan Sparks
Laughter is the gift that you received at birth, one thing you were able to do freely as a child. It’s a gift that may fade but never fully disappears. Laugh Your Way to Grace is intended to give you permission to reconnect with your own sense of joy and hope.
This is a large print book; e-reader version available.
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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

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More Bad Girls of the Bible2012: More Bad Girls of the Bible

by Barbara J. Essex
This Bible study consists of 12 units and is designed for individual or group study. Each unit begins with a focus text and reviews stories of selected biblical women and ends with reflection questions to start a discussion about what we can learn from these characters and their stories. The book is designed to help examine our own motives, assumptions and identity as we explore the stories of our faith.
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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
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Old Testament Prophets for Today2012: Old Testament Prophets for Today

by Carolyn J. Sharp
Prophets can be mediators who connect us to the holiness of God. They can be idealists whose desires for humanity call us to new heights of God’s desire, and they can be companions for us in the confusing journey through our complicated world. In this book the author offers a lay-friendly introduction to some of the Old Testament’s most interesting—and often overlooked—prophets.
e-reader version available

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Ostriches2012: Ostriches, Dung Beetles and Other Spiritual Masters: A Book of Wisdom From the Wild

by Janice McLaughlin
Ostriches, Dung Beetles and Other Spiritual Masters tells us about the wildlife of Africa and teaches us about ourselves and what we’re capable of, how from the elephant we can learn the meaning of community, or from the hippopotamus humility and self-acceptance.
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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.
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Seasons of Salt: Meditations2012: Seasons of Salt: Meditations

by Millie Horlacher
Normal events in our everyday lives can have significant spiritual meaning and can also offer valuable lessons—if we only take the time to listen. Seasons of Salt weaves faith and daily living and shows how everyday activities, including childhood games, kitchen challenges and family and church events present perfect opportunities for expressions of faith.
This is a large print book.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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Wasabi Gospel: The Startling Message of Jesus2012: Wasabi Gospel: The Startling Message of Jesus

by Shawn Wood
Wasabi Gospel takes you on a quest to really examine the words of Jesus and their impact on our lives. Using seven well-known gospel passages, the book unpacks their real significance and explores what life would really look like if we lived out those seemingly subtle commands of Christ.
e-reader version available
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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

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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.
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Why Women Should Rule the World2012: Why Women Should Rule the World

by Dee Dee Meyers
In this blend of memoir, social history and call to action, this book shows us a not-too-distant future in which increasing numbers of women reach the top ranks of politics, business, science and academia. Reflecting on her tenure in the Clinton administration, the author assesses the crucial but long ignored strengths that female leaders bring to the table.
This is a large print book; audio CD and e-reader versions available.
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Women Lead the Way: Your Guide to Stepping Up to Leadership and Changing the World2012: Women Lead the Way: Your Guide to Stepping Up to Leadership and Changing the World

by Linda Tarr-Whelan
Despite enormous gains, women are underrepresented in positions of power. Women’s priorities are overlooked, and society misses out on the new perspectives and fresh insights that women can offer. Women Lead the Way offers guidance for bringing your passion, brains and background to the tables where critical issues get decided.
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