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Reading Program: Large Print Books

Fewer large print books are available but don't let that stop your participation in the Reading Program. E-books feature adjustable text size and are usually less expensive than printed books. If you don't have an e-reader (Kindle, Nook, etc.) you can read e-books on your computer, tablet or smart phone with a free app from amazon.com and/or barnesandnoble.com.

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

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

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

2014-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-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-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-Jesus: A Biography From a Believer

by Paul Johnson | Gale Cengage Learning (2011) | Large Print
$17.99-RP4238 | 245 pages

Few figures have had such an influence on history as Jesus of Nazareth. Here, Paul Johnson distills the life of this complex subject into a highly readable work. The result is an accessible biography and an insightful analysis of how Jesus remains important today.

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

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

Purchase information:$17.99
 

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

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
 

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

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
 

When Christians Get it WrongWhen Christians Get it Wrong

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.
This is a large print book; e-reader version available

Purchase information:$14.99
 

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.
$16.99
 
 

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
 

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

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
 

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.
Purchase information: $16.99
 

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.
Purchase information: $19.95
 

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
 

 
 

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