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2014-Back to Zero: The Search to Rediscover the Methodist Movement

by Gil Rendle | Abingdon Press (2012)
$11.99-RP4213 | 114 pages

How can United Methodists join in common mission to change the world? What must we risk? How can we challenge current practices? One way of framing the issue is to distinguish between members and disciples, consumers waiting for the Church to care for their needs and citizens willing to commit to and be held accountable for the whole community.


2014-The Herd Boy

by Niki Daly (author, illustrator) | Eerdmans Books for Young Readers (2012) | Children
$17.00-RP4245 | 32 pages

Malusi is a herd boy. It is a big job for a small boy, but no matter the danger, he does his job well. But he also dreams of being more than a herd boy someday: Malusi wants to be president. This story explores the idea that many great leaders have come from humble beginnings.


2014-King Peggy: An American Secretary, Her Royal Destiny and the Inspiring Story of How She Changed an African Village

by Peggielene Bartels and Eleanor Herman | Anchor (2013)
$15.00-RP4215 | 368 pages

Bartels, an American secretary, suddenly found herself king of Otuam, Ghana. Arriving for her crowning ceremony, she discovered the dire reality—no running water, no doctor, no high school. In the end, this deeply traditional African town was uplifted by the ambitions of its headstrong, modern female king, and Peggy was herself transformed as she became the heart of her community.


2014-Lord, I Love the Church and We Need Help

by Virginia O. Bassford | Abingdon Press (2012) | Large Print
$11.99-RP4235 | 112 pages

Is hope lost in The United Methodist Church? Have we been consumed with ineffectiveness, mediocrity and burnout? Is there another way? Bassford believes there is a simple, straightforward yet challenging path and gives you the opportunity throughout this book to ponder questions from within yourself. You are encouraged to embrace the questions—not wrestle with the answers.


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-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.


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.


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


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


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


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.
e-reader version available

Purchase information:$19.95


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.
e-reader version available

Purchase information:$15.00


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?
e-reader version available

Purchase information:$15.00


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.
e-reader version available
Purchase information: $14.99


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.
Purchase information: $26.00


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.
e-reader version available

Purchase information: $18.00


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.
Purchase information: $16.00


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

Purchase information: $13.00


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.
Purchase information: $24.95


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.
e-reader version available
Purchase information: $18.95


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